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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Friday, November 21, 2008

beautiful air art

the marriage between science and art can often times yield beautiful and inspiring results.
follow this link to just one such example


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

old pictures of the seawolf

my shipmate Max sent me a link that i just have to share. LIFE magazine published an astonishing number of photographs over it's existence, and GOOGLE now has a dedicated search page to view LIFE photos.
go to this page and type in seawolf into the search box. very cool

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

bias in the media....say it isn't so!

Photios examines a whine newspaper article decrying the perception of media bias. check out his take on the screed.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

i've found a kindred spirit

ok, so it's not really new news that i've enjoyed the hell out of Mr. Completely for a while. we've conversed over via blog posts and emails several times, so in the internet age, we're blog buddies. he's a gun slinging crazy man from Washington, and now he's my new food hero. if you have read my blog at all over the last couple of years, you'd know that there are two things i really enjoy. enjoy enough to share my experiences and views to any and all that will stop by and read.
what are they? guns and food! i posted how to smoke salmon a couple of years ago. Mr. Completely posted his contest winning recipes for smoked salmon. you've got to check them out. me, i'm looking for a salmon or two to experiment with this coming weekend. thanks Mr.C.
oh, and get better soon, ya hear?


Camille Paglia gets it right

i have to agree with the sleepy eyed whiner of the deep. Camille Paglia is one of my favorite feminists too. i visit Salon.com every week just to keep up with her latest. i am way, way on the other side of the political spectrum, and i certainly don't think the new president-elect is all he's been touted to be. her latest article states ( a bunch of months too damned late, i'm afraid) that there are things we should have been asking of the candidate, now the next president. i thought i'd sit down this weekend and write about her views and statements, but Sleepy Eyed Whiner of the Deep not only beat me to it, but did such a splendid job that i'll just send those interested over to him.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

more evidence that THEY LIE!

Pretty dramatic, i admit. but damn, the hype and hyperbole surrounding the world's global warming phenomenon has my head spinning. i've recounted in this blog several times that the data sets, and analysis of those sets, is not only flawed, but intentionally misleading. just a couple of links from here using the nifty blogger search bar --- bothenook's take on global warming---.
and now this:
...GISS's computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

The error was so glaring that when it was reported on the two blogs - run by the US meteorologist Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre, the Canadian computer analyst who won fame for his expert debunking of the notorious "hockey stick" graph - GISS began hastily revising its figures. This only made the confusion worse because, to compensate for the lowered temperatures in Russia, GISS claimed to have discovered a new "hotspot" in the Arctic - in a month when satellite images were showing Arctic sea-ice recovering so fast from its summer melt that three weeks ago it was 30 per cent more extensive than at the same time last year.

read the whole article here.

i don't know exactly why the pholks behind the whole global warming hysteria are doing what they are doing, but i can make a few educated guesses. i think the main reason is that the truth is not what is important, but the message. the message is that mankind is bad for the planet, and since we (those folks stirring the pot) can't kill everyone to save mother earth, we (again, you know, those folks) will concoct something really frightening, get a big time politician to pimp the idea, and force everyone into doing as we say, and thinking as we want them to think.
just a guess.

UPDATE11/17/08. Gus has his own take on the article here. interesting stuff.
ditto that for Photios

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

today's email joke

A bus load of politicians were driving down a country road when, all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road & crashed into a tree in an old farmer's field The old farmer, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians. A few days later the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, & asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone. The old farmer said he had buried them. The sheriff asked the old farmer, 'Were they all dead?' The old farmer replied, 'Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how them bastards lie.'


Sunday, November 09, 2008

10 days and counting

i didn't want to sour my chances before, but now that the count is a 10 days, i think i can mention that i've given up smoking completely. i did it through the whole election debacle, and still maintained my "celibacy", so i'm thinking this is going to be a done deal.
my goal is to get to the point where i can actually sit down and enjoy the occasional manly cigar and adult beverage without having to worry about my sliding back into the pack of cigars a day routine.
a special thanks to Beeb for the tip on Swedish Snus. a very old friend of mine Skoal just wasn't making it. peppermint is one of my favorite flavors anyway, so this is my version of the patch. it's working, so what can i say.
Hey Beebs, i found it at the Briar Shop at Arden Mall in Sacto in case you don't want to drive into SF....


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Treatment of Bush Has Been a Disgrace

again, i find others that are more capable than i in expressing how i feel.
an editorial in the WSJ by a lawyer that interned with Kerry's campaign legal team wrote a great opinion piece today. click here to read the article.


"Be careful of what you wish for"

i can't say it any better than commander salamander so head over and read his take on the election.


Sunday, November 02, 2008

bummer. bye Opus.

regardless of all the rest of the junk that's happening in the world, one bummer of many is that Berkeley Breathed has retired Opus.
for a detailed explanation of why he has pulled the plug on one of America's most beloved modern comic character, follow this link to an article exploring the end of Opus.
Good night, little fellow....

i know, it's kind of sad to see a grown man bummed about the demise of a comic strip in this world of upheaval and turmoil. but then, that's probably why i'm so bummed out. and Opus has been watching over me in the computer room for a long time. he was a Christmas gift from my ever so insightful daughter.