Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bob Who?

It's been a couple of weeks since I have (metaphorically speaking) taken pen in hand and posted anything.
The past couple of weeks around this area have been sort of strange; usually we go right from winter into summer; cold and snowy to hot and dry. This year we are experiencing a strange phenomenon know to other parts of the country as Spring. We used to have those here, but not since I was a kid. It is hard getting used to it again. It has rained damn near every day lately, and the temperatures have been pleasantly cool (fifties at night, sixties during the day). The rain has been fleeting, with a fair amount of sunshine, so the flora around here seems to be on steroids.
I seem to be alternating between weeding and pruning part of the day, and laid up with a bad back or shoulder the rest of the time. Hopefully I'll get a little more time to do more, but that's about it for now. Now for a whole bunch of sappy botanical photographs:


Some tomatoes


The tops of Egyptian onions; each bulb will grow into another onion, just plant them when harvesting the plant.

One of my wife's favorite things


Miniature roses, only an inch in diameter


Good to see that the Associated Press is on top of the important news. If the President ever stopped suddenly it would take a whole team of proctologists to remove the reporters that seem to worship him and hang on everything he does.


Interesting times in Iran; IMHO there is either going to be a regime change, or the government is going to take advantage of the unrest to get an iron-clad grip on the country. The ones who pay, of course, are the ones who just want a little freedom. Any society that gives governmental powers to religion is never going to be free; there must be a separation.

If you don't like political rants, skip this section.

Looks as if the feds are trying to make the majority of folding knives illegal in this country; it's bad enough they try backdoor tactics to try and come down on legal firearm owners, now they worry about whether a knife can be opened with one hand or not. Neither firearm control nor "knife control" has a damn thing to do with fighting crime or public safety; they're just another way to control people. We wouldn't want the serfs to think they could take care of themselves, after all. Seems like every time we get a new president (of either party), their administration wants to squeeze the Bill of Rights a little more. And all the sheep in this country just chew their cud and go along with it, and don't even bother bleating as long as they get "free" stuff from the federal government. The fact that all the "free" stuff comes out of someone else's pocket doesn't concern them. Too many people are buying into the bullshit that the government will take care of you and protect you, just as long as you obey them and never question their judgment. Ask some of my acquaintances who grew up in the USSR how that was. Right now the government is getting it's fingers into the business world, clamping down on people's rights, and doing it all on borrowed money. At this rate the POTUS and his bunch are going to make an even bigger mess of this country than Bush did, and that takes some real doing.
Just my opinion.


I've listened to quite a bit of music while being stuck inside during the rainy weather. No real pattern here, some old, some new, some upbeat, others melancholy.

"Goin' Through the Motions" by Blue Öyster Cult
"Number" by Cross Canadian Ragweed
"As Tears Go By" by Marianne Faithfull
"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty
"Honky Tonkin'" by Hank Williams
"Devil With A Blue Dress On & Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
"The Pusher" by Steppenwolf
"Domino" by Van Morrison
"Cruisin'" by Vixen
"Werewolves of London" by Warren Zevon

Here's a couple of the oldies:

No dance would have been complete without at least one or two of Mitch Ryder's hits.

The song was written by Mick Jagger, but his girlfriend here is the one that made it popular.