Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Boy fully recovered from antler in the brain

This could have turned out a lot worse than it did.

A 5-year-old boy has made a full recovery from injuries sustained when a deer antler punctured his brain.
KTVX reports that Connor Schick was on a July camping trip with his family when he found a set of deer antlers. He picked them up, and while running tripped -- and an antler went through is left eye and into his brain.
Fortunately, the antler entered at an angle that spared his sight and serious neurological injury.

Well, at least he wasn't running with scissors...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Panhandling time again...

The Brady Bunch has heard the latest case the SCOTUS is going to decide on, and has decided that they need more money, NOW! They are already e-mailing everyone.

Just minutes ago, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to take what could be the most significant Second Amendment case in our country's history.

Thanks to your support, your Brady legal team had already begun preparing for this announcement, but now our lawyers have swung into high gear to prepare our "friend of the court" brief.

We have a tidal wave of work to do in the weeks ahead and we need your help now.

This fight is so critical that we need to raise $50,000 by November 30. And since your gift will be going to our Brady Gun Law Defense Fund, it will be fully tax deductible!

We need your help today to build a strong Brady Gun Law Defense Fund to protect America’s gun laws. Please give today.

I fail to see why they always seem to need more money; and why are "gifts" tax deductible? Sending money to the NRA is not deductible, so why should it be for the anti-gun crowd?
The Brady Bunch is always telling us what the second amendment is supposed to mean (according to them); now that the SCOTUS has finally been backed into a corner into making a ruling on it, the hoplophobes all have their panties in a bunch.
If you have any doubts as to what the writers of the amendment were talking about, read below:

"No man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
-- Thomas Jefferson.

"The great object is, that every man be armed ... Every one who is able may have a gun."
--Patrick Henry

"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms ... "
--Samuel Adams

Is that clear enough for you?

Sunday, November 18, 2007

This explains some things

The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences
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You scored as Visual/Spatial

You probably feel at home with the visual arts, maps, charts, and diagrams. You tend to think in images and pictures. You learn best by looking at pictures and slides, watching videos or movies, and visualizing. People like you include sculptors, painters, surgeons and engineers.















I guess this is why I'm not consistently good as a writer, but seem to have no problems with photography or math.

H/T to Roberta

Saturday, November 17, 2007

You have got to be kidding...

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - A man wearing a ski mask used a stapler to hold up an eastern Kentucky ice cream store - and briefly got away with $175, authorities said.

I wonder if he got it at a gun show...

In further news, Milton was unavailable for comment.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Interesting technique...

SOUTHWORTH, Wash. - A man trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut blasted the wheel with a 12-gauge shotgun, injuring himself badly in both legs, sheriff's deputies said.
The 66-year-old man had been repairing a Lincoln Continental for two weeks at his home northwest of Southworth, about 10 miles southwest of Seattle, and had gotten all but one of the lug nuts off the right rear wheel by Saturday afternoon, Kitsap County Deputy Scott Wilson said.
"He's bound and determined to get that lug nut off," Wilson said.
From about arm's length, the man fired the shotgun at the wheel and was "peppered" in both legs with buckshot and debris, with some injuries as high as his chin, according to a sheriff's office report.
"Nobody else was there and he wasn't intoxicated," Wilson said.
The man was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with injuries Wilson described as severe but not life-threatening.

You really have to wonder what the hell some people are thinking when they do stuff like this.

So what are you playing on your musicbox today? The top ten in my list is mainly old rock today, with a bit of other odds-and-ends thrown in.

"Coming into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie
"Oye Como Va" by Santana
"Unconscious Power" by Iron Butterfly
"For Ladies Only" by Steppenwolf
"Quicksand" by The Youngbloods
"Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer" by Nat King Cole
"You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" by The Lovin' Spoonful
"Magic" by Olivia Newton-John
"Hell Hound on My Trail" by Robert Johnson
"I Only Want to Be With You" by Dusty Springfield

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, I would like to take this time to say to our veterans: Thank You.

Thank you for the sacrifices you made; on the bloody battlefields, the burning decks of ships, and in the smoke filled skies.
Thank you for giving everything you had; your life, your health, and your innocence, in order that others would not have to give theirs.
Thank you for helping to preserve everything that is important in our country; life, liberty, and the ability to choose what we do in life.
For all those that died before their time, in order that we at home would not, thank you. We owe a debt that can never be fully paid.

"Militum semper memento"
(Always remember the soldiers.)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Earth to BobG, please reply...

Looks like I've been remiss about blogging for a few days.
Ever have one of those periods where you can't seem to get too excited about anything? It's been like that around here. Something about the weather change seems to cause a slight ebb in my metabolism, which in turn affects my moods. It never reaches the depression stage, but it does cause an amazing case of apathy at times. Add that to the pains of a bad back, edema, sleep apnea, and the normal BS of everyday life, and it can get to you at times. Luckily I seem to be coming out of my slump, so thank you for visiting during this time.
I haven't really been doing too much during this time, mainly getting things ready for winter out in the yard. I did go to a gun show Saturday, and that cheered me a bit, even though I couldn't afford some of the stuff I really liked.

Most of the weekend was classical music time; I seemed to be favoring Handel and Bach, with a bit of Vivaldi thrown in. Today I seem to be in a "country oldies" mood; these are the top ten in the playlist:

"Tennessee Stud" by Eddy Arnold
"Cold, Cold Heart" by Hank Williams
"Johnny Reb" by Johnny Horton
"I Walk the Line" by Johnny Cash
"Wolverton Mountain" by Claude King
"Saginaw, Michigan" by Lefty Frizzell
"Walkin' After Midnight" by Patsy Cline
"Ribbon of Darkness" by Marty Robbins
"Long Haired Country Boy" by The Charlie Daniels Band
"He'll Have to Go" by Jim Reeves

Anyone else out there old enough to remember them?