Showing posts from July, 2011

Not a Standard Shuttle Launch Photo

When the Shuttle Endeavour launched on May 16th on STS-134 mission there were clouds at 5000 feet, and the clouds were at least 500 feet thick. Folks on ground could see the Shuttle for only 22 seconds before it vanished into the clouds. But a buddy sent me this picture taken above the clouds. Thought you might enjoy it.

Last Shuttle "ENDEAVOR" flight from KSC - 5-16-2011. A nifty photo of the last space shuttle launch, from the best seat in the F-15E Strike Eagle at 26 thousand feet over the east coast flying combat air patrol for the launch.

HI, I just learned how to text.

Forward this to every driver you know.

New Ruger

Ruger is coming out with a new pistol in honor of Senators and Congressmen. It will be named the Congressman.

It doesn't work and you can't fire it.

Diamond Rio- A Song Some Radio Stations Are Banning.


Quotes: "What country can preserve its liberties..."

*---- Quotes For The Week ----*
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.--Thomas Jefferson

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.--Thomas Jefferson

I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.--Thomas Jefferson

**--- MYSTERY QUOTE ---**
I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. See at the bottom for the answer

*---- More Quotes for the Week ----*
In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.--Thomas Jefferson

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?--Thomas Jeff…

3D Printer


Obama Speech @ Camp David (Without Teleprompter)

The attached Obama short speech was delivered spontaneously and without the aid of his ubiquitous teleprompter, apparently while vacationing at Camp David .... Delivered outdoors, it was apparently taped by an alert news person with a handy video camera. The sound is rather good considering the outdoor conditions and the apparent spontaneity of the event. Listen carefully to his words. Giving credit where credit is due, he actually makes more sense than anything he has said in almost three years as President and two years prior to that while on the campaign trail.

Math teacher arrested by TSA

A public school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, a slide-rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Eric Holder said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

'Al-Gebra is a problem for us', the Attorney General said. 'They derive solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values.' They use secret code names like 'X' and 'Y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'There are three sides to every triangle'.

When asked to comment on the arrest, th…