Well, first time in a week this morning, we went to the gym. Man, talk about me sweating after a few minutes on the bike and then later on the treadmill. Geesh. But it was good for me and good for my wife. Back on track she said, every morning now we go to the gym.
Then stopped at the local hardware store to see what they had in plants and pots and things. Wow…big purchase there was my wife buying a rhubarb plant! She has a spot for it and it only cost us a bit over 8 bucks for the fencing for this one plant. Hahahahha..got the little plastic garden fence at wally world later because my wife wanted to make sure the rhubarb plant was by itself and no one mowing or cleaning around here would wipe it out.
Came home and changed clothes and off to wally world in Indianola (we know the wally world in Osceola did not have what my wife wanted for pots and plants). Had to get two big (as in very damn big) pots for two spots where earlier I had put down those brick pavers. Well, my wife looked at everything available and it was either too big or too small. Except for one type of pot, plastic (out of 100% recycled material it says), and she took it in the red (I said the yellow would stick out more). Then it was time to find the right plants to go in the pots. Lord, my wife looked at every plant they had, from small ugly ones to huge bushes and trees (talked it out of bushes and trees). She did not want roses, though I liked the bush roses they had, just right for a big pot. Too lazy to go back outside and get the names of the plants. Plus potting soil and compost.
One spot of the garden, I got some pepper plants (4 varieties just to have something different), onion chives and another tomato plant.
Then it was lunch. Nice buffet of pizza, damn good fried chicken, salads, etc. Chain outfit called Pizza Ranch, if you have heard of it.
Once home, I hauled everything out of the van. Then it took no time to fill those pots with half of the potting soil going into each. Then each topped off with enough compost to almost reach the rim, after the plants put in.
Altogether, the gardens look good now! Of course wife probably will change this around and move this around. But the veggies and some more flower plants will wait until the ground is drier before planting them. Yes, we got over an inch of rain last night, so the ground is quite saturated.
Now to kick back and do as little as possible.
This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.
See a bigger sized picture of the above HERE.
Austerity backlash: Sarkozy out in France, ruling parties lose in Greece Remember, the people in both countries want MORE from their government!
Hillary Clinton: I will see a woman in White House Guess Queen Michelle does not impress her?
SNL spikes comedy sketch mocking Obama What a surprise!
When reporters interview politicians:
Another of Obama’s friends and of course, another freaking democrat crook!
In 2008 Detroit Democrat Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick pleaded guilty to two felonies and was sentenced to serve time in jail.
Just a year earlier Barack Obama was lavishing praise on his close friend.
And Kwame was a speaker at the Democratic National Convention.
Now he’s in jail and his crimes are still being uncovered.
A recent investigation revealed that a pension plan organized by former Detroit Mayor, and Obama supporter Kwame Kilpatrick, cost Detroit nearly $500 million.
American Interest Blog reported:
Few readers will be surprised to learn that decades of incompetence and entrenched corruption in Detroit’s government have not only helped wreck the city; firms linked to former Democratic mayor Kwame Kilpatrick also looted the pension fund.
The latest scandal, which leaves even hardened observers of the abysmal Democratic machine that has run the city into the ground bemused, involves a real estate firm which gave the felonious mayor massages, golf outings, trips in chartered jets and other perks as this enemy of the people went about his hypocritical business of pretending to care about the poor while robbing them blind. The firm, apparently run by a sleazy low class crook named by the reprehensible Kilpatrick to be the Treasurer of what was left of Detroit’s finances, used Detroit pension funds to buy a couple of California strip malls. Title to the properties was never transferred to the pension funds, and they seem to be out $3.1 million.
Another Obama mistake!
The U.S. is beginning to lose its satellite earth observation capabilities according to a recent National Research Council report.
From Space Daily:
“The report cautions that the nation’s earth observing system is beginning a rapid decline in capability, as long-running missions end and key new missions are delayed, lost, or cancelled.
“The projected loss of observing capability will have profound consequences on science and society, from weather forecasting to responding to natural hazards,” said Dennis Hartmann, professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, and chair of the committee that wrote the report.
“Our ability to measure and understand changes in Earth’s climate and life support systems will also degrade.”
Why are our capabilities degrading?
According to the article:
“The new report finds that although NASA responded favorably and aggressively to the decadal survey, the required budget was not achieved, greatly slowing progress.
Changes in program scope without commensurate funding, directed by the Office of Management and Budget and by Congress, also slowed progress. A further impediment, the report says, is the absence of a highly reliable and affordable medium-class launch capability.”
The Obama Administration is starving NASA and the other agencies involved in launching and maintaining satellites as well as operating, collating data, and whatnot.
“The debate over whether Obama is a Muslim or not is meaningless. Tell me what he’d be doing differently if he wasn’t a Muslim.” – Pamela Geller
This statement seems to be backed up by the actions of one of Obama’s biggest private bundlers. The woman in the middle.
Go here to see who she is. She knows a Muslim sympathizer when she sees one.
No matter how the enmedia hides and obfuscates and shields the enemy and their ideology in the cause of Islam, the truth is unavoidable.Bloody mass murder while ……. praying. And their lawyer, a full burka’ed woman is demanding that all the women in the courtroom be attired in cloth coffins.
Obama say, “respect it!”
Final insult of Qaeda clowns NY Post
A whining five-fiend circus opened in Guantanamo Bay yesterday as 9/11 ringmaster Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four co-conspiring clowns made a mockery of the military tribunal trying them on 2,976 counts of murder.
In court for the first time in more than three years, Mohammed — who says he personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl — refused to speak, stood up to pray and even removed earphones providing Arabic translations of the proceedings.
The terror fiend and his four cohorts did all they could to defy the court, delay the proceeding and cause anguish for family members of victims watching the hearing.
In perhaps the most brazen act, suspect Ramzi Binalshibh ended the 13-hour day by giving a mocking thumbs-up and a smile to two 9/11 victim relatives who were staring daggers at him through a glass partition from the area reserved for people who lost loved ones.The taunt caused one of the heartbroken 9/11 family members to exclaim “mother f—-r.”
In another sick and tasteless gesture, defendant Walid bin Attash made a paper airplane out of a piece of legal paper and placed it over his microphone. A guard soon confiscated the cruel reminder of the attack.
Remember when AOL bought Huffington Post — for a “bazillion dollars,” as Joe Coscarelli says — and everybody’s first question was, “On what planet does this deal make basic business sense?”
Here you had the erstwhile America Online, which had made big bucks back in the original 1990s Internet boom, when dial-up modems were still the deal, before Gmail, before you bought high-speed digital access through your cable company (or logged on at free WiFi hotspots). Having failed to exploit its original massive footprint in the online world, AOL decided to buy HuffPo, a content provider that has “succeeded” — i.e., getting lots of page-views — without ever turning a profit on that traffic.
What’s the value of a money-losing content provider to a desperate declining online service provider? Such were the calculations required to make sense of AOL reportedly paying $315 for HuffPo’s estimated 25 million monthly “unique visitors.” Maybe you need an MBA to figure that out, or maybe I just didn’t do enough drugs back in the ’70s, because it made no damned sense at all to me. Reacting to the $315 million pricetag, I asked: “Did they misplace the decimal point?”
What it looked like, frankly, was the old pump-and-dump mentality of the Dot-Com Bubble era, hyping a start-up company to sell at an inflated price to an investor with more money than sense. And the suits at AOL certainly fit that description. As I noted at the time of the deal, AOL had reported losses of $782 million in 2010. These guys are experts at losing money, so therefore it made perfect sense for AOL to pay 10 times HuffPo’s 2010 estimated gross revenue (not profit, mind you, just revenue) and let Arianna “take control of all of AOL’s editorial content as president and editor in chief of a newly created Huffington Post Media Group,” with “oversight not only of AOL’s national, local and financial news operations,” but even such services as Mapquest.
Is this freaking commie inspired or what? And our military caves to such shit!
San Diego, CA (AP) — The military has christened its newest cargo-ammunition ship for civil rights leader and labor activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II.
The Los Angeles Times reports a champagne bottle was broken over the ship’s bow during a ceremony Saturday night at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego.
The 689 foot vessel will join the Military Sealift Command and bring ammunition, food, fuel and other supplies to U.S. ships at sea.
The ship’s sponsor is Chavez’s widow, Helen Fabela Chavez.
Chavez joined the Navy in 1944 at age 17 and served for two years.
He led United Farm Workers union grape boycotts and raised awareness of the plight Hispanic agricultural workers.
The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.
As the United States has unsuccessfully pursued a peace deal with the Taliban, the “strategic release” program has quietly served as a live diplomatic channel, allowing American officials to use prisoners as bargaining chips in restive provinces where military power has reached its limits.
But the releases are an inherent gamble: The freed detainees are often notorious fighters who would not be released under the traditional legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. They must promise to give up violence — and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.
There are no absolute guarantees, however, and officials would not say whether those who have been released under the program have later returned to attack U.S. and Afghan forces once again.
“Everyone agrees they are guilty of what they have done and should remain in detention. Everyone agrees that these are bad guys. But the benefits outweigh the risks,” said one U.S. official who, like others, discussed the issue on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the program.