Friday, June 24, 2011

Falling down on the job again

I was hoping to get back here earlier, but I've been busy. Between putting in a vegetable garden, fighting weeds, and cutting down a small tree, I haven't had a chance to put together something really coherent.


It's been rainy and chilly the past couple of weeks, then starting yesterday we have gone straight into summer weather.

Picture 1: one of my miniature roses; the flowers are only an inch across
Picture 2: robin's nest
Picture 3: mourning dove nest

Click to enlarge


Congress is debating a balanced budget amendment; I'll believe it when I see it.

"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress."
 - Mark Twain

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."
 - P. J. O'Rourke


 Thought you might like to see some of the photos that my wife took down in southern Utah.

Picture 1: a good reason not to stray far off the roads
Picture 2: view of potash ponds; they are used to extract chemicals from the desert
Picture 3: one of the local inhabitants
Picture 4: sunflower with a small visitor


For those who have heard of the Gunwalker hearings (the media hasn't given them near as much air time as it should), this is probably one of the best summaries out there.

Deliberately selling guns to known smugglers and cartels in a foreign country is not police work, it is criminal behavior, and the people running it should be prosecuted as such.


I've been in the mood for almost all oldies, I don't know how many of these anyone will remember.

"I Saw Her Again" by The Mamas and the Papas
"Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash
"Coming Into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie
"Secret Agent Man" by Johnny Rivers
"One" by Three Dog Night
"As Time Goes By" by Rosemary Clooney
"Purple Haze" by Jimi Hendrix
"How Can I Be Sure" by The Young Rascals
"98.6" by Keith
"Hang On Sloopy" by The McCoys


terri said...

Love all the pictures, both yours and your wife's.

Your roses are beautiful.

I actually recognize several of your oldies. Guess that puts me in the older class of readers around here ;-)

doubletrouble said...

Man, you're killin' me with this music.

"Sloopy", f'rinstance, was played by our garage band.

Most of it is from the summer of my yute... so, thanks.

BobG said...

Terri: I'm surprised you recognize many of them; most are from before you were born.

Doubletrouble: glad you like them; they are from my high school days.

Kenny said...

Nice tunes..The gun scam ran by our government was to be fuel for an attack on the second amendment. The bpeople behind it should go to jail

James Higham said...

A very good reason not to stray far off the roads.

Thud said...

Crap summer for people here but excellent for plants and especially weeds as I'm finding to my cost.

Mrs. Crankipants said...

The Utah photos are gorgeous!

PISSED said...

Picture 1: a good reason not to stray far off the roads

Thats an amazing picture! Where is that?


BobG said...

Kenny: I've got a bad feeling the people at the top will get away with it.
James: if you do go off the roads, you want to keep your wits about you.
Thud: we're having a strange summer; the spring lasted longer than usual.
Mrs. Crankipants: there are a lot of areas like that here; we have both forests and deserts.
Pissed: that was taken from up on a plateau at Island in the Sky. There are scarier roads there than I have shown here.