Archive for July, 2008

Best Laid Plans

( Family andFun! andMovies )

The movie “Meet the Robinsons” has some great lines in it, but one that comes up two or three times is, “I’m just not sure how well this plan was thought through.” The best delivery of that line is from the T-Rex, all mumbled (with subtitles, of course) with his big head, little arms comment; […]

Daniel’s Big Trip

Jalopnik linked to a great blog a while back; I had Really Good Intentions of posting about it, but apparently ADD took hold and the brain went on to other things as quickly as it usually does. I’ve decided that since I gave 11.5 years of my life to this country, and even lost body […]

Trailer Wiring On The 2005 Ford Freestar

( Cars! andGeek andJust Stuff )

I just went through a bit of an ordeal getting our van wired up to pull a trailer, and I’m hoping to maybe help someone else who is needing to do the same from going down the path that I followed, which caused a lot of frustration and wasted a lot of time. The short […]

Obama says, “Vote For The Other Guy”

I read something interesting today that Barack Obama said in an interview with Katie Couric; the short of it is, he wants to be President pretty badly, yet he admitted in this interview that he’s not fit for the job. Couric: You reportedly chaff when your foreign policy expertise is questioned. If foreign policy is […]

The Harrington Junior

Here’s something pretty cool: The Harrington Junior. The Junior series includes the Bugatti (pictured above), plus a Porsche Speedster, a Jaguar E-Type, a Mercedes 300SL and a Willys Jeep. All are about half-scale replicas of the originals and look pretty realistic. If it weren’t for the steering wheel being in the middle and a little […]

Barack Obama & Salvation By Works

While listening to the radio one day last week I caught some snippets from a stump speech Barack Obama gave over the 4th of July weekend at a church in St. Louis. In that speech, he was talking about his Christian faith, and going into far more detail than I’d heard from him before. But […]

Allergies Suck

I hate sunflowers. It’s not how they look; it’s what their seeds do to me because of my allergies that I hate. Avoiding sunflower seeds is fairly easy, but these days food manufacturers are putting sunflower oil in everything from coffee creamer to potato chips, and it’s getting harder & harder to avoid. I was […]

Hemmings Auto Blog

( Cars! andLinks )

Another site I visit regularly is Hemmings Auto Blog. Always some photos of some great looking cars and interesting stories about them. It’s an offshoot of the ever excellent Hemmings Motor News; the place for buying or selling classic automobiles. Well worth a visit.

Go, Democrats!

The latest poll from Rasumussen Reports shows that for the first time ever, “The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits.” (link) A mere 9 percent of the American people think the Democrat-controlled Legislative Branch of our Federal government is doing a good job; the other 91 […]

The Cheetah

( Cars! )

Here’s another machine that we saw at Automania 2008. What a jaw-dropper! When I saw the car at the show, I had no idea what it was. No sign on it, and the owner was talking with some other folks when I was there. I only overheard parts of what he was saying about the […]