Sunday, June 25, 2017

Camp Perry's schedule is different this year.

I am heading out for there right now and may report from there if I can.

Update. No shooting today, I just hung with a few of the Marines that were registering. Good news when we played ''Who do you know and how is he doing?"

Only one minor injury, non combat related.

One of the guys is getting ready to be a father again for the 5th time. I got this one cover because I got another one of the guys to step in when he starts babbling about 'the new baby'.

He's going to tell him that Piccolo will give him $150 for the old one. 


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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ah, yes. It is sunny and maybe later I can deal with the lawn.

I'll run over all of the clumps I left from mowing when it was wet the other day.

My alcohol consumption has sure dropped off over the past several months as I have noticed that it takes an awful lot less than it used to to make me wake up feeling sluggish...much less hung over.

While I have not been hung over in several years I have met the new day feeling sluggish over the past few years. It must be a metabolism change or something coupled with aging. Whatever. the cure is cut consumption and that is that.

Outside it is forty past noon and the deer are helping themselves to lunch in my back yard. It is interesting how both their color, timing  and habits change throughout the year. They seem to leave the winter with a greyish color and now they are a somewhat light brown. It's a rich color and rather beautiful. 





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Friday, June 23, 2017

I just snagged another old razor to throw into my sea bag.

Under $10 shipped via eBay. Not bad.

Today is a wet day so the only outdoor work I will do is to either spread pea gravel or pick stuff up. Mowing anything is out of the question.

This has been a pretty wet summer so far and all sorts of stuff is growing in the way-back.

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Someone asked me to do them a favor and the answer is no unless they are willing to take up the slack. They want rain gutters de-leafed. 

The Piccolo policy of this kind of thing reads that I will do ONLY that part of the job that the person can not do for themselves. 

This means that if I do help them I will go up thee ladder, empty the gutter and drop the nasty stuff straight to the ground where THEY can police it up.

When I explain that they are responsible for their part they will look somewhat upset and say, "Well, you could just..."

I will interrupt and say, "I could just do a lot of things like sit home and enjoy myself instead of busting my ass over here. I don't see any casts, ace bandages, crutches, walkers or wheelchairs. You gotta do your part."

When I put it that way the chances that I am asked to do anything drop dramatically.

Everyone wants something for nothing.

Incidentally, I have cleaned up the mess of 4-5 trees torn up in a recent micro burst. I have a couple days tied up in it and truth is they are actually a neighbor's trees.

The reason I did this is because I will at least get a decent steak dinner from her to show her appreciation. Stuff like that goes a long way with me.





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Thursday, June 22, 2017

A day of hacking brush for an hour or two and mowing the lawn

Has been boring.

A friend of mine spent the morning standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona because he simply had it on his bucket list.

That's pretty cool when you think about it.



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Maybe later on today I can supply you with a decent post.

Life has been hectic.





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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Micro burst damage tore up four trees

And I have spent a lot of the day cleaning the mess up. 

Of course it is on a hill and requires chain saw madness on the slippery hillside.

I am doing it but in order to do it safely it is slow work.

I got a couple of days more out there.


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Monday, June 19, 2017

I am still a smoke free smoker

Which is something that is a pain in the ass to explain, especially to a doctor.

I am a smoke free smoker. 

I am NOT a non smoker, and I am certainly NOT a reformed smoker because there is no bigger pain in the ass than a reformed ANYTHING.

Incidentally the only easy day in my smoking cessation efforts was yesterday. It is still just as hard as it was on Day One.

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I think I am going to roast another turkey as the one I roasted a few days is disappearing fast. I just had turkey hash for breakfast and I am enjoying a lot of turkey dishes these days. Turkey is retty good stuff.


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

It's generally a pretty good day when you make a cop laugh.

My wife called me when I was out and asked me to buy beer.

I was in line and the nosy woman behind me commented and asked if I was having a party.

"Nope.," I replied. "Some high school kid outside offered me a pretty good bag of dope if I snagged him a half-rack. I always get ripped off when I try and score on the Northside. They always cheat us old people. This kid has the real deal!"

"What? What? What?" You could go to jail for that!" she was aghast.

"They can't put me in the joint, I just got outta the joint," I replied.

The police officer standing behind her almost wet his pants laughing.




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Saturday, June 17, 2017

A straight and narrow day

There is a turkey in the oven right now because a turkey is a pretty good source of pre-made meal packages and is pretty inexpensive.

It is covered with bacon and I will have the bacon when the bird comes out of the oven. It is what i refer to as turkey bacon.

It's a Saturday morning and in the background Cary Grant is getting ready to take his submarine into Tokyo bay to gather weather information for Jimmy Dolittle. Complete with an emergency appendectomy performed by the ship's pill roller.


Saturday's bacon is slow cooking on the electric skillet and it's getting near time to fire up the cast iron and fry up a couple of eggs.

Last night I had nothing to drink and will probably stay without anything for quite a while as my body has told me it doesn't want it very much anymore. This happens from time to time and the result is I generally lose weight.

It's time for me to start listening to my body as it generally tells me what is good for it. We'll see what happens.

I'm still smoke free and hanging in there. The only easy day on my smoking cessation plan was yesterday.

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Hey, you know who you are. We went to school together.

I sent you $20 for two tickets and please hang on to them until I show. If by some odd reason I can't make it, no refund. Add the money to the cause toward reunion 50 or something.

I am probably coming alone but I bought a spare ticket in case I run into some little 20-something honey hormone squash pouring out of that little blue dress to drape on my arm and pass off as my new trophy wife.

And why not?

There is nothing more satisfying than watching daggers shoot out of the eyes of women my age and watching the tongues hang out of the men.

After all it was only a couple of years ago I palmed off my niece and her daughter as my young wife and new child. I was surprised it didn't get back to me at Reunion 45.

Of course you don't pass off a 20 something year old niece as your new bride without a good story. I used the old tale of spending 30 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit story. 

Of course, that kind of sarcasm and mischief seems to run in my family. Sarcasm oozes out of our pores. It's terrible. We refer to it as 'The Disease'.

Anyway, if by chance I do show up with some hottie please keep mum and act appropriately outraged and have the lobsterman act appropriately envious. Don't rat me out. Simply watch and enjoy the predictable hilarity.

On a more serious note, 

For what it's worth, the 'informal gathering' is really a wonderful idea because it's what many of us really want. A simple cash bar quiet enough to talk is great. At this stage in life swapping notes over a drink or a light meal is ideal.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Almost missed another day

Pretty tired the last couple of days.

I should be back in the swing of things tomorrow or the next day.



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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Almost missed a day


A prtty good Rock Hudson movie interrupted and saved the day

Got saved by a bad haircut.


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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Six months, 24 days smoke free and the cup of coffee is triggering me which is odd.




Coffee stopped triggering me months ago but it is just this particular cup for some reason. Instead of my usual vanilla caramel coffee creamer I am using half and half.

I don’t drink a lot of coffee to begin with, but when I do it’s almost always with vanilla caramel. I used to drink it with just a little half and half.

I think what is going to trigger me in the future is the first time or two I eat, drink or deal with something I have not dealt with since I was smoking.

One thing that will trigger me for sure is going to Camp Perry and hanging out with any GIs, especially if they are smokers.

While the triggering incidents are becoming fewer and further apart I can see now that they are probably never going to go away.


I wrote this a couple days ago and have again had had my morning coffee with half and half. It no longer triggers me like it did the other day. Wonder what that’s all about.




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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Someone heard I use an Old School double edged razor

and asked me about which blades to use.

Now everyone knows that razor blades are made of old Navy ships. Just watch the movies and you’ll see.

So needless to say, I told him that I only use blades made out of old Destroyer Escorts that were made in Hingham Shipyard in Hingham, MA between 1942 and 1945. The best blades were made out of the USS Buckley, a Hingham ship that was scrapped in ’69.

I stocked up on those years and years ago and from time to time I manage to locate them via one of the Double Edged razor clubs.

While DEs made good blades, they were fairly small ships and the batches from DEs sold off faster than the batches of blades made by, say cruisers and aircraft carriers. Of course that is because the latter are much, much bigger than the smaller DEs. It’s really quite a shame, too but for some reason the steel in the bigger ships doesn’t seem to make as good of a razor blade as the lowly DE.

The other thing is that the Hingham Shipyard had its own small steel mill in it and they seemed to do a better job of making steel that is conducive to being recycled into razor blades. Someone once said it might have had something to do with the coking process but he wasn’t sure.

Anyway, the guy I told to Googled the USS Buckley and found she was built in Hingham and scrapped in 1969.

It hasn’t gotten back to me from other sources so that tells me the guy knows how to keep his mouth shut. Either that or he’s smart enough to know that the Gillette Company doesn’t buy entire ships at a time to make razor blades out of.


Whatever.



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Monday, June 12, 2017

I have a bid in on for something on eBay and it is closing soon.



I am making this post as the time dwindles on down to zero and am using this post to kill time while it grinds away.

I found a pretty good pair of NOS lineman’s boots up for grabs and I think I’ll snag them so as to be ready for this fall and winter. They are listed as waterproof and should serve me well come Old Man Winter.

The truth is I am not going to bid any higher than the minimum bid because these are not needed, they are simply ‘nice to have’.

On some things I throw out a minimum bid and either I get it or I don’t and either way it’s no skin off of my nose. One time I made $50 on a purchase. Someone was looking over my shoulder and said “I’d give $100 for that item”.

I asked him if he was serious and then threw a minimum bid on it. Then I went and set up an automatic bid of $85 because shipping was about $15 and I wanted to keep the total under $100.

I’ll be damned if I didn’t snag the item for about $35. Add the $15 shipping and it totaled $50. I resold it to him for $100.

That wasn’t a bad deal if you ask me.

Anyway, I am down to under 15 minutes and there don’t seem to be any other bidders out there. I have to check a few things out and I’ll be right back.


Nope. Didn’t get the boots. Someone sniped me and bought them for a buck more than I was willing to pay.

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Someone told me what Iowa chops are. They are boneless 1.25 thick pork chops




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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Another idiot heard from today.



I didn’t have to deal with this one, someone else did. I don’t do this one anymore. I just step aside and let nature run its course.

It’s the old tale of woe troublemaker kid that the parents expect the services to straighten out. As I have posted, it doesn’t work that way. These days if i have to deal with that one I generally recommend they try the French Foreign Legion.


That story rates right up there with the old Jeeps for $50 in a big case rumor. It ain’t happening.






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Saturday, June 10, 2017

What’s the dope on the new piece of gear we got coming?



“What? What? Dope? Whaddya mean dope? Dope? Dope? You usin’ drugs?”

Ten minutes later the guy that asked about the new boat was peeing in a cup.

This was several years back in another company I used to work for but it shows you how some people don’t listen or understand.

There are a lot of meanings to the word ‘dope’ and most of them have nothing whatsoever to do with narcotics.

If you are an airplane guy you know what airplane dope is. It is the stuff you paint onto fabric to stiffen and weatherproof it. It has a pretty neat smell to it. “I put nine coats of dope and six coats of paint on the Super Cub’s fabric,” you might hear an airplane guy say.

If you are a rifle shooter you dope your sights. This means you adjust them. The amount of adjustment is the amount of dope you put on the sights.

“What kind of dope did you put on your sights?” is a sometimes asked question of the firing line.

An answer might be “Four clicks up for elevation and two right clicks for windage.”

The dope, measured in clicks would be four up, two right clicks. The measurement in minutes would depend on the sight graduations.  Basic sights are generally one minute per click but match sights could be half or even a quarter minute of angle each.

Then again a dope can be someone who is not the brightest bulb on the tree. “The dope that jacked up my truck and put the jack through the passenger’s side floor,” would be one use.

Then again, horse racers often put together a dope sheet consisting on the information they need to place their bets. It may include odds, payoffs, recent races the horse has entered and how they fared in previous races.

The word can also be used to mean information or the lowdown on something.  “What’s the dope on those new welders they are setting up in the shop?” might be a question. The asker wants simply to know information on the new welders that are reportedly being sent to the workplace. He might want to know if they are any different than the welders they are replacing or other characteristics.

But because of the nature of people to assume the worst, I would imagine that any use of the word ‘dope’ is going to immediately have narcotics connotations.

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Iowa chops.



I had pork chops today for dinner. These were nice, thick cut chops and they baked up nicely and were nice and juicy. In short, they were damned good eating.

I did notice a sticker on the package that read ‘Iowa chops’. It should be duly noted that they were consumed in Pennsylvania if that means anything.

What I want to know is what makes them Iowa chops. Was the pig raised in Iowa? Was the hog feed grown there?

Although they tasted pretty good, I noticed nothing out of the ordinary and it would be interesting to know why the sticker was on the package. If I see them again I’ll sure grab them unless I see something else I’d like to try.

I wonder what Minnesota or New Mexican chops are like. Or maybe Rhode Island chops. Are they any better than Iowa chops?




Whatever. If anyone can tell me which state I should be looking out for as far as the best chops go please drop me a line.



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Thursday, June 8, 2017

eBay wanted me to write a review

 on a bag of starlight mints I bought a while back.

Big deal. I bought a bag of mints as part of my smoking cessation. These were simple starlight mints, nothing special about them. They are what they are.

So I wrote a basic, short, simple statement that said they were a good mint and a good value. Apparently my review was too short because I could not submit it. This over candy, for God’s sake! We’re not talking about a luxury sedan here, just a simple bag of candy.


It made me want to cut and paste the Gettysburg address into the box but why bother?  I just closed the window and left it at that.




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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Hiya, Bubbles!





There is an older woman that is probably in her eighties that I run into often. She is a sales person and pretty spry with a lot of spunk. She likes to stay on the work force and stay active. When I see her I say, “Hiya, Bubbles!” and her face lights up.

She’s really a cheerful, happy soul with a down to earth sense of humor. Sometimes she answers with something funny like, “Hey, I’m not working at the club tonight. I got the night off!”

Of course, one of her coworkers gets outraged but that’s part of the fun. 


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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

It was about 30 some odd years ago when I inadvertently socked a chick.



What brought this up is that I saw where Maxine Waters shoved a reporter for no good reason. 

I socked the chick because she hit me and I didn’t see it coming or where it came from. I threw a wild ‘clearing swing’ hoping to get who/whatever away from me and it connected with my assailant, some dopey hippie chick.

It wasn’t a really solid connection, but it was enough to shock her into turning on the water works and getting away from me. Fortunately for me another woman saw the entire thing and stuck up for me.

There is little worse than someone that gets what they have coming. The chick continued to create a stink to the point where she almost got arrested. The ferry purser told her that if she didn’t settle down he would place her under arrest and turn her over to the State Police upon arrival to port.

What happened is I was on the Alaska ferry in a no smoking area and got up to go outside for a smoke. I put an unlit cigarette in my mouth on the way to the door. It was a perfectly legal and proper thing to do.

Just then I heard a “You can’t smoke in here” and had my face clawed. It kind of hit an eye and for a second or two I was blinded. That’s when I swung.

I posted this because one of these days some Maxine Waters type is going to pull the same kind of thing and get pasted for it. Frankly I hope it is a knockout blow because if she is knocked out we won’t have to listen to the indignant pissing and moaning.  Instead we would get to listen to the pained moan as she came to.

I’m not just picking on Maxine Waters. This goes for an awful lot of us.

Society allows too damned much poor behavior to slide by. The reason we have to deal with such people is because we allow it to happen.


I often think that in a lot of so-called assault cases that a jury or judge should be able to throw it out if the plaintiff was asking for it. We’d certainly see an upswing in good old fashioned manners.



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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Someone had a pretty good idea as far as deporting illegals goes.


Deport them all to Syria. As an excuse you can say they have to be Syrian because they don’t have a Mexican passport so they must have come over from Syria.

"What? What? No passport? This must be another Syrian. Stuff him on the airplane! What? He speaks Spanish? You don't say! I hear there's lots of Spanish speaking Syrians. Put him on the plane."


I figure that it will only take a plane or two full of deportees to cause a stampede of epic proportions back to south of the border. The problem will take care of itself.




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This musician gets it.




Man, I, like, play free-range saxophones made from organically grown Eastern Tiberian bamboo harvested by hand in an ecologically sustainable process that ensures that the local indigenous peoples are able to earn a living wage sufficient to support themselves, all three wives, and their twelve children, while leaving them enough spare time so they can engage in uplifting activities such as organizing their villages to obtain more economic, ecological, and social justice, all the while living in perfect harmony with Gaia.  In this way they can live in a world without need for trigger warnings, removing all microaggressions that could hinder them from reaching their full potential as global citizens.

This musician gets the Piccolo's Hash sarcasm award.




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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Today was supposed to be a crystal clear day but it is raining.

They lied. 

It is all part of an evil plot to make me buy hot dogs for a cook out.

They may think they are getting me to buy hot dogs that will go bad but I am on to them. I'll put them in the freezer until we get a better day for a cookout.

I'm pretty flexible.



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Friday, June 2, 2017

I see where Kathy Griffin upped the ante and added Barron Trump to her list.

Smooth move, Ex-Lax!

It wasn't long ago that Rosie ran her mouth about Barron and started some SERIOUS back peddling when Melania made it clear to her she would go the whole mile with her.

Griffin might have gotten away with her little sick prank on Donald but the minute she dragged Barron into things the whole game changed.

Any mothers out there that got in a jury would likely pick a number between one and nine and start adding zeroes to it until they ran out of ink and told Griffin "Pay her that much."

Things go only so far and when you start dragging someone's kids into it the entire game changes.




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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sometimes ya just gotta shut the hell up and pick one.




I am still smoke free after over six months and have seemed to have dropped nicotine use to practically nothing as I have swapped nicotine lozenges off for starlight mints.

Someone babbled about the sugar in starlight mints.

I suppose the sugar will make my triglycerides go up a bit so I have swapped starlight mints for Altoids which are smaller and have less sugar.

Still, someone is going to say something. They just have to. Nobody gets out of having to deal with perfectionists and holier than thou people unless you’re Jesus Christ.


I don’t see any nail holes in your hands so shut the hell up.

Give me a break. I'm working in the right direction. It just takes time. Be patient.




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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I am back up and running.

having recovered from my little spill.

Thanks to Obamacare I have met a couple of new doctors because I could not keep the one I liked.

I did just find one that seems to be OK, though.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

One of the things I have noticed is that a lot of people

are smartening up and seeing what the media is doing.


They also see what a lot of far leftists are doing and it looks to me like a lot of middle of the road Democrats are realizing the Democratic party ain't the party of JFK and Harry Truman anymore. They are no longer trusting either party or the media anymore.


The further to the left the Democratic party goes these days the more of the membership drops out.



On the other hand there are a lot of pretty pissed off Republicans out there, too, as evidenced by the fact that they overthrew the party bosses and elected Trump.



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Desert Command




The other day I had the laptop hooked to the TV and was sort of leaving old movies on for background. 'Desert Command' came on and I recognized it instantly. The music was unmistakable even though I have not seen it in about 60 years.


Actually the movie itself is not what I remember. The movie is a compilation of three episodes of a series of short films. I remember that on Saturday mornings a local station had some sort of adventure programming and they aired the serial.







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Sunday, May 28, 2017

In the background there is a program on

about the American Volunteer Group in China. They are also known as the Flying Tigers.

I am not going to write about the Flying Tigers here because there are a number of excellent books out there.

The thing I just heard is something I have heard before and it never fails to anger me.

Apparently Claire Chennault wrote a paper on pilot strategy in dealing with Japanese Zeroes. The Zero was a very formidable fighter plane, especially at the beginning of the war. He sent it to the American military authorities who did not disseminate it to the American pilots. Things like this are criminal.


I can't help wonder how many American pilots were lost in the Pacific because of this. Someone should have been jailed for this.

It really angers me when I see something get hidden away, thrown out, ditched or ignored by someone to prevent a bruised ego.

That and NIH (not invented here) syndrome have cost this country a lot in terms of money and lives.

It's too bad that those responsible were not held accountable for their omissions.

    




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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Memorial Day weekend

Which is often mistaken for Veteran's Day.

It is not. It is not a day to celebrate the living. It is a day to stop and remember the guys that didn't make it home.

It is not a day to thank a living veteran. It is a day to pass by a cemetery and reflect for a few minutes.



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Friday, May 26, 2017

Stop trying to save me from myself.




You know who you are and you know what you are doing.


Leave things alone. Stay the hell out of my things and leave thins as I have set them. You are doing me no favors when I find myself roasting or freezing at 0300 because you decided to reset the thermostat to save 12 cents.


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Another thing to you know who you are.


Stop getting all worked up and overly sensitive when I start talking about my final arrangements. I do not like it when you act like a dumbass and start fawning all over me like I'm on a death bed and getting ready to up and die. Quit it. Now, dumbass. Shut up and learn something.


First of all I'm in pretty good health which is exactly the proper time to take care of final arrangements. I have no plans of going anywhere in the near future.


Of course you are probably agog wondering why I am making my plans now when I am still healthy so your dumbassedness is probably shifting into high gear. You're thinking along the 'You can't fool me' lines and think that I am hiding my upcoming demise.


The truth is I am being sneaky. I am having my will taken care of while I am healthy so I can keep you in line for the rest of my days by threatening to cut you out of it.


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Another thing about the way things are going.

I am sore now from dumping a motorcycle recently. I was practicing up for my road test to get my license endorsed with a motorcycle rating when I dumped it. Truth is I made a rookie mistake.


I did get somewhat banged up as to be expected but none of it was life threatening or serious I was bruised up pretty good.


Of course someone asked me why I was trying to get a motorcycle endorsement at my age.


What am I supposed to do?” I asked. “Think I ought to wait another ten or fifteen years?”


The time to do something is when you can and in a way I should be upset with myself for not doing this a long time ago.


On the other hand there is a certain elan to dumping a motorcycle at the age of 65 and then getting back on it and tooling on down to take a road test while just a few minutes later covered with fresh road rash and freshly bruised up.


I think that in one sense I am going to call this one perfect timing.


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Someone asked me what I was doing on a motorcycle at my age. I told them I was headed down to the Social Security office to pick up my check.


He looked stunned.








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Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25th, 2017

I think I'll have codfish and eggs for breakfast today. That sounds pretty good this morning. 

Last night I went out with a friend I have not seen in about eight years since he retired from the Marine Corps. We went out for a light meal at a place I used to go to for their steaks.

I'm still kind of sore and I almost begged off but I'm beginning to feel pretty good so getting out probably did me more good than harm. Whatever.


A retired gunnery sergeant with over 22  years he told me a pretty funny story about his retirement. He said he stayed for 22 years and ten months because he thought he had to serve his entire final enlistment!

Anyway it was fun seeing him after all of those years. We Had a few chuckles and shared future plans. 

It is always good running into someone from your past that you had a good time with and this was no exception. When we met he was in recruiting duty here and did well on it to the point where he parked his primary MOS of ammo tech and became a recruiter for the rest of his career.

The service is a pretty good place for opportunities and this guy took advantage of it. He took advantage of the educational opportunities and got a Master's degree at government expense and retired from active duty at the ripe old age of 42.

I always get a kick out of the people that think the service is a bad deal for people. The US military has probably financed more educations than almost anything out there.


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I am going to start spending more time with my niece and nephew and their kids.

I am getting old and although I can still get out and about well enough I ham rapidly learning it is not going to be that way forever.

Like I said to someone, I got shot the other day and although it was only a flesh wound it served to show me I am not bulletproof.

I want to spend time with the kids while I can. Time goes too fast too let things slide anymore because it seems to me like tomorrow is getting a lot closer to today. As of right now, tomorrow is only 17 hours away.

Over the last month I have done a few things in life I have kept putting off and it's sure fun to have done them and put them under my belt. I have somewhat mixed feelings about some things but I am glad I put others off until now.

There is a certain elan to making a parachute jump in ones mid 60s. I do have to admit, though, that a free fall to me was somewhat of a let down. I would have enjoyed a hop and pop a lot more.

Still, I'm kind of glad I waited but glad I did it while I still could.

One of the things I have done is stop smoking and as I write if has been six months and twelve days. Still, after about five decades of Camel Lungbusters there has to be damage there that cessation isn't going to make go away and I have found out there is some.

One of the things about me is I am not 100% stupid and as such not surprised. Incidentally don't go running around trying to diagnose me or wondering if there is anything specific going on. There isn't anything specific coming up now.

Actually the problems I have now are not my own, but the wailing, moaning and gnashing of teeth of others. Certain people say things that are not well thought out. 

"Maybe if you eat wild hickory nuts mixed with flax seed and ground up huckleberries it'll get better." or some such crap.

How about maybe not. What it is it is. Leave it the hell alone. There is no fountain of youth and even if there was I would not be fooling myself by chasing it.

Every life has a beginning, a middle and an end and when you realize that and face it life gets a lot easier to live.

Although I am not looking at the end of life straight in the eye now, I do know it is out there wrapped around a corner awaiting me.

I feel fortunate I have just realized this and have been given a heads up because I do believe it will spurn me on to get a few more things done.


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I am still pretty sore today for reasons I won't get into.


I do have a pretty good Old School git 'er done story to tell but I do not believe posting it here is a wise idea.

I may share my personal source of pride with a few people but it is not a good idea to post it here.




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Monday, May 22, 2017

I graduated from motorcycle school and now I am a licensed

motorcycle operator which means nothing as I have no intention of getting a bike.

A few months ago I would have seriously considered it but what I learned in school has taught me I am not a motorcycle kind of guy.

A while ago a friend of mine said, "Don't let anyone else talk you out of getting a bike, but don't let anyone talk you into it, either."

Good advice.

   




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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Off to school today

I'll be home about 1500ish.

I suppose if I get my M-license it will go unused.

I have come to the conclusion that there are two kinds of motorcycle riders. Those that have dumped one and those that will. 

More on this later.



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Saturday, May 20, 2017

My kind of guy. Seen on the back of a 2016 Toyota

Nixon/Agnew




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Friday, May 19, 2017

Wow! Almost missed a day!

Getting ready for motorcycle school practical.



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Thursday, May 18, 2017

I used the term 'crippled kids' the other day and some dumbass

that didn't understand how generic terms work needed specific details on what crippling disease or injury I was talking about. I was also told that the term 'crippled kids' was demeaning.

At that point I told him I was talking about the same crippling problems he was going to face if he didn't smarten up. The conversation ended then and there.

I get tired using a general term and having someone try and pick everything apart with a bunch of picayune details that mean little or nothing.

People like this go through life ruining things for no good reason and it is well past time we started fighting back.





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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

John Kasich is a whiny little sissy baby.

I am tired of him trying to make a career of sticking it to Donald Trump. 

He has been trying to stick it to Trump since he got the nomination. He just doesn't get it. People voted for Trump because they were tired of people like Kasich.

Kasich is actually making himself more and more insignificant as time goes on as he runs his mouth on and on.




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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I bought butter the other day

Instead of land O' Lakes which I have used for decades I bought the store brand.

I didn't want Elizabeth Warren looking at me every time I opened the refrigerator door.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

So some school

is giving the late Treyvon Martin a degree in aeronautics because he had an interest in airplanes before he got shot while assaulting George Zimmerman.


Why?


Most likely the little thug wasn't even going to finish high school.


This liberal Kumbaya crap is getting old.


It's long past time that we start to face the truth instead of altering it.



Giving a thug like Martin a degree is an insult to everyone that has or will earn one. That even includes those that get useless degrees like Humanities.


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

I needed a poncho for work

for those light rainy days. If I have a real downpour it's Helly-Hansen or Grunden's time. Those two are commercial fisherman grade rain gear.


I went straight to my favorite surplus dealer, the Old Grouch in Clyde, NC. This guy sells the real deal. It is actual USGI surplus which is getting harder and harder to find.


From what I gather the army went out of the poncho business a while ago and the leftovers are either beat up, worn out or simply not available.


The Old Grouch, Tim, found an old government contractor and had the basic GI poncho made with a few small improvements. The poncho original dimensions were based on the size of a WW2 GI and people are a couple of inches taller these days. Tim's ponchos are cut a couple of inches bigger.


Mine just arrived and its the real deal. It is a little oversized and will do what I want it to. It is something to thrown on over me at work to keep dry in during those basic summer rains.



It was a little more costly than a genuine older surplus poncho but it's brand new, a little better and I consider it money well spent.




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Saturday, May 13, 2017

I just deleted another smart phone app.

It got too big for its own britches and started popping up every time I opened the phone.

Say what you want but a phone app is there for my convenience, period.

It is not there for me to enslave me.

If it isn't going to be useful it's going to be gone.

Adios.



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Friday, May 12, 2017

Just finished an Old School shave

Prepped with plenty of hot water followed by a hot towel. Then I wet my brush used the mug soap and lathered up and let that sit for a couple of minutes. I removed the lather with another hot towel.

Then I applied Cremo, the cooling kind. It's an Old School medicated shave cream that comes in a tube.

I put a new Feather blade in the old Gillette double edge and scraped away. The Cremo is such a good lubrication that I can shave against the grain if I want to.

I wiped the Cremo residue off and slathered on Pinaud Bay Rum and my face is all tingly and is as smooth as a baby's ass.

I have been doing this lately and it is a great way to start a day. 




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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Running late.

Sometimes i leave my smart phone at home when I go out so my wife bought a cheap flip phone because she wants communication all the time.

It's actually a good idea and cost us nothing because the phone itself was supposed to be a gift for someone else but the situation changed.

Anyway, I had to explain that I missed the call because I was in the shower.

I keep having to tell people you can't have it all.

My favorite call was once when I was in a Stearman climbing to make a loop. I quickly told him where I was and what I was doing and to call later and hung up.

The phone rang again instantly and I got an "I don't understand."

I hung up and shut the damned thing off.

Later I called him back and asked him if he knew what an airplane was. He said he did. I then asked him if he knew what a loop was. He said he did. Then I asked him what he needed me to explain and I know he felt stupid.

When I jumped last Sunday I left my cell phone with the girl behind the counter of the skydiving place and told her to answer it. It they were in the LEAST bit pushy she was to tell them, "He's in a f***ing airplane getting ready to jump out of it. If you need him in a hurry then meet him in the LZ."

"If they say, 'I don't understand' tell them that they are stupid and should go back to English class and learn the language," I told her. Then simply hang up on them.

Nobody called.

It's kind of too bad.






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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I am starting to settle down with my desire to smoke a cigarette that hit me when I jumped Sunday. 
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Some people are a pain in the ass when it comes to texting. They either write the entire Gettysburg address or play the I gotta have the last word game.

Texts are supposed to be short and to the point. A sample exchange might be like this.

Meeting me at 9030 tomorrow?

Yes.

And that's about it.

Lately I have been ending texts that require no answer with the word 'out'. 

Meeting me at 0900 tomorrow?

Yes. Out.

It means I know what to do. You don't have to retext me and remind me to wear shoes or a jacket because I can see outside there's four feet of snow on the ground and it's -6 out.

I will be at the appointed place at the appointed time in the appointed uniform and unless you want something else out of me there is no need to retext.  




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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A day of Obamacare fallout.


Of course I could keep my doctor, said President Obama. He lied.

So I wound up with another doctor and then because of Obamacare the source of my insurance companies changed insurance companies so today I have to meet up with another doctor.

Which sucks. It seems that the whole thing is going downhill.

I once said something to my doctor, the one I am leaving.

"I WANT you to get rich. I WANT you to get a new Mercedes every years or so. I WANT you to golf on Wednesdays. "

"Why is that?" she asked. I would imagine that a lot of people are resentful of doctors making any real money.

"Because it it IS profitable then medicine will attract the best and brightest and the most competent," I answered. "That way we all win."

Anyway, today I have to meet my new primary care physician.

I am not optimistic. 





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Monday, May 8, 2017

A surprising Sunday.



Yesterday I went for an airplane flight and beat the airplane to the ground.

A couple of us went to the skydiving center to watch someone we know make a jump.

He chickened out and was a no show. It left an empty space and they offered it to us spectators. On impulse I took the offer. A free fall has been on my bucket list for decades.

I suited up, harnessed up, for into the airplane and at 13,500 jumped out. When the 'chute opened it had been a 54 second free fall.

I did not like the free fall as I really didn't find it exhilarating getting beat up by a 130 mph wind. I really did enjoy the canopy ride, though. That is really the best part in my opinion. 

14,000 feet is the point where everyone has to be on oxygen hence the 13,500 foot altitude cap. I am not sure, but there is a reg permitting pilots to go up to 14,000 feet for short periods for purposes of doing things like dropping skydivers.

I told the skydiving company that I would really like to do a 13,500 foot canopy ride but they said they can't. A guy hanging in a parachute would be at risk of causing problems with general aviation.

I see their point. 13,500 is a lot higher than most of general aviation flies. 

Skydiving seems affordable. You can gear yourself up in the $3500-5000 range and the jumps are about $27 for the airplane ride. Locally they have a special. Fridays are $20 for old guys. Old Fart Friday, they call it.

I still have no real desire to start free falling, though. I would like to take a few more canopy rides.

Incidentally, the whole process of getting a Class A license, including 25 jumps runs under $2500. When you figure that you can jump for about $20 a shot it is somewhat affordable for a retiree.

Whatever, anyway yesterday was a surprise for me.







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Sunday, May 7, 2017

I saw this last night but put off reading it until now.

Yesterday I saw an article where Florida Memorial College is giving Treyvon Martin a posthumous degree in aviation because he likes airplanes.


I did not open the article and read it. I saved it for early this morning before I wrote this post. I saved it because I decided that if I read it in the early morning I would have gotten the stupidest thing I would read all day behind me early in the morning.


Martin was listed on Wikipedia Florida Memorial University page as being a notable graduate of the class of 2017. The note read “Bought Skittles. Was killed by George Zimmerman.” The have since deleted that but it was there for a while.


Anyway I read this early this morning and it has made my day because I have gotten the worst of the stupidity I will have to read all day behind me before my day even begins.



That ain't a bad deal. 




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Saturday, May 6, 2017

I just read where the ANTIFA people are

I just read where the ANTIFA people are going to show up at pro Trump rallies with HIV infected needles.

That is nothing more or less than bio terrorism and should be treated that way.

I have also read that in a few places like Berkeley that the police have let ANTIFA types get away with a lot of violent and illegal activities.

That to me does not mean that the police as a whole have taken sides. It means that the Berkeley police have gone so far as to take sides. When that happens there is no law, just a struggle for survival.

If the Berkeley police permit bio terrorism in their city they should stop and think of the consequences of doing so.

For one thing the right would have the right to retaliate with their own brand of terrorism and then what do you have?



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Friday, May 5, 2017

There is a member of the family that is kind of quiet and shy.

or at least was and has come out of it. I just exchanged emails with her and not only was she not shy, she was warm and very cordial.

I won't get into it here as I do not want to embarrass anyone. However it is a good thing to watch.

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Here I see that the health care issue has been voted on and it looks like Obamacare will be replaced. It should have simply been repealed.

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This morning I made sausage gravy for breakfast. While I make this fairly regularly I have not made it this thick since my nephew visited a few years back. 

He was headed home and had a 10 hour drive ahead of him and I wanted to give him a solid breakfast. He got three eggs and a humongous serving of biscuits and gravy.

He reported to me that he drove straight through stopping only for gas. He said when he got home he wasn't very hungry at all. 

This breakfast ought to last me a while.




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Thursday, May 4, 2017

This is kind of a tacky thing to write but it is true.

On the way home yesterday I made it a point to answer nature's call before I got home.

When you have an orange cat at home you learn to do this because for the first 24 hours home he is not going to leave you alone.

He WILL jump up on your lap as you are seated on the throne.

Also no matter how fried you are you will not get a halfway decent first night home sleep because he will be all over you rubbing against you and licking your face.

Such is the way of orange cats.



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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I am home safe

I made my trip safely.

Now it's time for a shore leave full of madness and fearful riskiness.

Maybe take up snowmobile racing...No, I forgot. There's no snow.

I'll think of something.


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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

This came out of an old folder. FWIW

Term limits.

For years I didn't seem to see the need for term limits. We actually do have term limits in that we have the right to vote someone out.

Still, term limits would really take the power away from where it really is. It's in the hands of the party bosses that have their agendas for us. Much of which simply meant picking our pockets and stealing our rights.

I'd like to see the Senate limited ot one term and the House limited to three terms.

Six years. It's long enough.

As Mark Twain said, Politicians and diapers should be changed often and for the same reasons.

What happens in reality is that if, for example, a senator is a good little boy or girl and plays along with the party bosses they will come up with the money required to keep him in office. It becomes a symbiotic relationship.

The only people that win are the party bosses. We, the People, lose.

The truth is these guys that wind up in office for decades and decades for the most part are little party boss lackeys. They forget about us, the little people.

Also there is too much temptation to stick their fingers in the pie. It is a sure fire recipe for corruption like the corruption we face now that Donald Trump has exposed.

If Trump had lost he still would have done the American public one hell of a service by exposing how corrupt the system really is.

As of very recent there are damned few people in Washington I owe anything. Very few have my respect, loyalty or obediendce. If the laws don't apply to them, they don't apply to me. It really is that simple.




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One of the things I just realized is that the police

 are just about as good as the United States Cavalry.

Never in the history of the motion picture industry have the United States Cavalry been too late.

It just occured to me that the police as a Hollywood institution are either tied or running a close second.



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