Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." -Robert Byrne

We're starting to get some hints that winter is winding down; some of the plants are starting to wake up.  Usually the crocuses bloom earlier than this, but we've been getting a lot of cloudy weather and intermittent light snow.

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Various crocus flowers.

Daffodils; not ready to bloom yet.

Swiss chard; have already been using it in salads.


It appears that Lindsey Lohan wants to sue  E-Trade for a million bucks because they they made a commercial that has a "milkaholic" baby named Lindsey.  Damn, if that girl was any more stupid, she'd forget how to breathe.


Danger: rant ahead.

I've been watching the health care fiasco for some time now; it seems to get worse all the time.  I've noticed that both the POTUS and The Grand Harpy of Congress Nancy Pelosi have both been pushing the representatives to vote for their pork behemoth.   Some of the representatives are balking, since their constituents are against the plan.  They are being told by both Obama and Pelosi to ignore what their voters want, and vote for it anyway.   That sort of sanctimonious arrogance is uncalled for; people elect representatives to vote they way they want, not how they are told to vote by their party leaders. 

At the same time, the Bringer of Hope and Change is also trying to get the Senate to pass some legislation concerned with climate change.  First of all, I think someone needs to actually study the subject; there has been so much stuff coming out lately with "Climategate", that what is needed is to start over on the subject and look at it objectively.  Too bad the president and his "czars" haven't got a clue as to what any of it means, other than the fact that it give the government another excuse to regulate and tax stuff.  Is the climate changing? Probably.  Is it changing fast, and is it caused by humans?  No way to tell, since the people who have been harping on it have been shown to be fudging the data, lying, and using it for political and financial gain.  If a corporation acted like the climate people have been acting, people would be calling for their heads. Since it goes with the nanny state agenda, that makes it ok.

"There is something about a Republican that you can only stand him just so long; and on the other hand, there is something about a Democrat that you can't stand him quite that long."
- Will Rogers

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop."
-P.J. O'Rourke


Oldies forever!

         "Over the Rainbow" by James Galway
         "Leland Mississippi Blues" by Johnny Winter
         "The Battle of Evermore" by Led Zeppelin
         "Samba Pa Ti" by Santana
         "Silent Running" by Mike + the Mechanics
         "Five O Clock World" by The Vogues
         "Are You Sitting Comfortably?" by The Moody Blues
         "Bottle Of Wine" by The Fireballs
         "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" by Nancy Sinatra
         "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel

The last two on the list:

Try not to laugh too hard at the dancing

One of their best songs


meleah rebeccah said...

here's to SPRING! Thank god things are starting to warm up and cheer up! I certainly had my fill of winter this year!

And, I *heart* Simon & Garfunkle. Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of my all time favorite songs. EVER.

terri said...

Beautiful flowers... a good sign that spring will return once again. And hopefully SOON!

James Higham said...

Damn, if that girl was any more stupid, she'd forget how to breathe.

She's not there for her brainpower. Now, about those crocuses - glad you know what they are.

As for the dancing - that wasn't the number one thing on my mind at the time.

BobG said...

Meleah: Simon and Garfunkle had a lot of good stuff; not enough people remember them these days.
Terri: it can't come soon enough for me.
James: I have crocuses planted all over my front yard; I like spring flowers a lot.