This will be short, brief - to the point. I was watching TV last night with Mary. Normally - we watch racing. Its our thing....grown men driving in circles with nothing better to do than try to sell me battery operated underwear and butt cream for babies. Its just amazing what someone will put on the side of a race car and the depths to which those guys will sell themselves for nothing other than to ride around in circles. What does that say about people who watch them!!! What can I say - I am easily amused by the travelling carnival show called NASCAR..
Somehow, I managed to catch some news about this debt debate in Washington, and nothing is making me more stressed than those blundering idiots giving my money to the Polish government to study cow flatulence. Or writing an open check to the Pentagon to build the next new superweapon. And guess who gets to pay for it? Why - you and I. OF COURSE, right? Well, after watching an hour of CNN and seeing them march senators and representatives in front of their cameras, pointing fingers and blame at everyone BUT themselves, I finally decided to spend my own 30 seconds in front of a camera. This is my version of "I have had ENOUGH of this"! Just click on the link, and it should take you to a youtube video I recently posted about how I feel about this whole debt ceiling and crisis and politicians and.....well, just watch.
Peace & Love Everybody!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
|SFC Terryl Pasker|
If you haven't melted under your house yet from all this heat, I am guessing you live in a freezer or Antarctica. Its the summer time heat I hate the most and man is it ever in full force in my neck of the woods. Even looking at my Harley is making my face cook and my legs fry. And as if it wasn't bad enough, I just got my electric bill, and I must say that AC feels nice until you get the bill. Add to that the 15% rate hike and all the fees, and you have the makings of a revolt. Its only money, right? I mean, really - how many folks think like that? Well, I know one, and his humor isn't making me laugh right now. I know - stop your whining guy - its making me sweat. I guess I can't do much else about it, so I'll just have to live with it and be thankful for the house and the AC I have.
|Arrival at Welcome Home - The press trucks!|
|A view from the windshield just for escort departure|
|Lined up to escort SFC Pasker|
|Pre Ride Briefing and prayer|
The funeral escort took place July 18th, and with all the excessive heat warnings out, I took extra steps to make sure I was fully hydrated, even skipping my usual one cup of coffee to avoid the caffeine. I took one quart of ice water with as a precaution, and headed out. After a mix up in meeting places, I finally found the group, including a beautifully prepared Freightliner semi that paid honor to the fallen heroes we escort. What a beautiful truck! We lined up and headed for the church, and got in our usual flag line, and that when the heat started taking a bit of a toll. I drank my ice water, and three additional bottles of water. I felt OK but it was becoming obvious the heat was going to be bad. I took on some peanut butter crackers just to keep some calories in my stomach, but we waited a long long time for the services to conclude. After one more bottle of water, we waited another 30 minutes before we started to head out to the cemetery. At about the halfway point I realized I wasn't feeling right, but continued assuming we would have a chance for more water. By the time we lined up and waited for everyone to arrive, it was 97 degrees, and I knew something was wrong, and as the service started, I looked at one of the fellow riders and asked for help.
|Standing Flag Line - HOT!!|
|Truck leading the funeral motorcade|
|Ahhhh Old Man Winter!!!|
Monday, July 4, 2011
|My stop on the Minnesota State Line|
|Found this sign in a little river resort|
stop. Almost think this belongs
somewhere in Washington DC.
|The GPS monument set by the |
County. The number will help
to locate the correct notes.
|One of the many rocky bluffs foound|
along the Mississippi River - this one
in Winona, Minnesota.
Stay safe everyone - and Happy Fourth of July!
Peace and Love!