Sunday, April 6, 2014

Buh bye Firefox

When the term inclusive actually means exclusive or inclusive only of 'approved thought', then it's time to take whatever action I can.  So I have punted Firefox on the home computer  and will do so at work tomorrow as well.  I went with Pale Moon for now but someone over at Borepatch mentioned Midori so I'll be looking at that.  Pale Moon written on Mozilla Open Source, but it's not a Mozilla product as far as I can tell.

I have a feeling that the Mozilla people are quite surprised at the reaction from their purging of those who do not fall in lock-step with their approved agenda.  Liberals generally feel that lip service and lighting candles are actually actions.  Conservatives and those who actually believe in free speech and freedom of association will be removing all Mozilla products from their computers. 

Because the main difference is that conservatives take action, real action, and back up their words with those actions, we don't just light candles.  And the thought police can bite me.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For anyone who rides or has ridden.....

Thinking of Borepatch and Uncle Jay particularly.... 

Mr. B used to ride but business kept him from being able to fully GO!

Friday, March 28, 2014

I couldn't be more proud

This morning my nephew, so made by the bonds of tears and time with his mother, graduates from Recruit Training Command--Navy Boot Camp.  While it would be easy and trite to carry on about his childhood, I do not wish to tarnish this day that he truly enters into the service of the Navy and the United States or this decision he made as a man.

He worked for months to get into the proper physical condition, once he enlisted.  Via his mom, he said in one of his letters that 'he'd finally found his place.'

While this is the first step on a long journey, I believe that he is up to any challenge.  More importantly, he KNOWS that he is up to any challenge.

Not the easy path or the expected one, but I am so proud he has found his true path.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

That must be one realistic tattoo

So a guy with a tattoo of gun on his stomach had a bunch of heavily armed gendarmes make a house call because the idjits cutting trees for a local utility couldn't tell the difference between a two dimensional work of body art and a real three dimensional firearm.  Turns out the police were cool, but it could have been interesting for the guy.

They don't show a picture of the tattoo in the article, which is too bad.  They also don't give the name of the guy's tattoo artist, which is a bigger shame.  I know more than a bit about body art, being a somewhat avid collector myself, and if there's an artist out there who can do a piece that realistic, I'd like to peruse his or her portfolio.

ETA:  found a picture here. Not a sterling tattoo--seen a lot better.  Tree guys must have been near-sighted or the sun was in their eyes.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

I now know why I will remain a pink monkey

To be a pink monkey is to stand out from the rest of the crowd of brown monkeys.  I guess I've reached the stage in life where I have figured out that to be a brown monkey that you have to be covered in their shit in order to not stand out.  Not really willing to do that anymore. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Caught the beginning of 'Bite the Bullet'

Did not know that a movie existed with the following cast:  Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Jan Michael Vincent, Dabney Coleman, and Candice Bergin.  Loved this scene where JMV was playing, well, JMV and gets the snot kicked out of him by Hackman.