Friday, September 28, 2007

Game On!

Now it’s for real. The first points of the 2007-’08 NHL season are at stake Saturday when the Los Angeles Kings get first crack at taking down the Stanley Cup-champion Anaheim Ducks.

Practice for both teams seemed to have a little more edge on the eve of the NHL’s regular-season opener (CBC, noon ET).

But, you knew that. Right?!


Hookah Me Up!

The City Council passed a no smoking law in Vancouver Canada. Muslim's did not like it and went to court. They won....

Vancouver's hookah-parlour owners are celebrating after winning an exemption Thursday from a proposed new bylaw that will ban smoking on most sidewalks in commercial districts, in bus shelters and even in taxis passing through Vancouver.
In giving the bylaw unanimous approval-in-principle, Vancouver city council members bowed to arguments that hookah lounges provide an important cultural space for the city's Muslims and granted them a temporary exemption.

Cultural space! Can the Rastafarians be far behind? "Excuse me while I light my spliff...." olde Bob Marley tune.
Good GoogglieMooglie!

Exactly, how much do we have to give away? Good Lord this is getting exhausting listening to the Democrats pander as they RUN for the presidency. John Edwards wants everybody to have health care and YOU pay for it. Hillary chimes in with her plan to give health care to everyone, legal, illegal, poor rich and YOU get to pay for it. John Dingell wants to fight GlowBall Warming by taxing gas another $.50 a gallon and YOU get to pay for it!!!

NOW, Hillary wants each kid born in the country to get a $5,000.00 "baby bond" for ...for future costs of college or buying a home....". Hell, let's put a Buick in every drive way too! That will help the downtrodden auto worker...

Aaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!! It's five o'clock somewhere!!!

Here's a foto of the Naval Amphib Base in Coronado California. This is where the primary training for Seal Team Two occurs. Once you get over the shock that thanks to GOOGLE Earth, we can view the entire base, allow me to draw your attention the the building in the left quadrant. Notice anything? The Third Reich lives on!

Whoever said architects have no sense of humor.....
and....No, Gator, that is not my boat off of the golf course at the bottom of the foto. I'm at work...just ask my secretary.....

Art Appreciation?!

Jolly jokers enjoying Art, for art's sake!
It's Aloha Friday...
no work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Busy weekend....what else is new?! PLHS Football, Model Yacht Racing, Pop Warner on Saturday and the NFL on Sunday...and if I'm bored...that damn ditch still needs attention inthe backyard! Think I'll Bar-B-Q instead!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Mahalo nui loa!

An Old Friend is in Town!

The Summit is in town for a brief stop over. Two weeks to Hawaii in the Penthouse Suite left quite an impression on the Rumbear clan a while back. The room number was 6147, Deck 6 portside aft.....that's right...the whole portside aft!! What a trip!

Having lunch with some friends off of the ship. WooooWhooo!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cry Me a River!

Interesting article in the Wall Street Journal on Lawyers and $$$. Imagine that.

A law degree isn't necessarily a license to print money these days.

For graduates of elite law schools, prospects have never been better. Big law firms this year boosted their starting salaries to as high as $160,000. But the majority of law-school graduates are suffering from a supply-and-demand imbalance that's suppressing pay and job growth. The result: Graduates who don't score at the top of their class are struggling to find well-paying jobs to make payments on law-school debts that can exceed $100,000. Some are taking temporary contract work, reviewing documents for as little as $20 an hour, without benefits. And many are blaming their law schools for failing to warn them about the dark side of the job market.

The law degree that Scott Bullock gained in 2005 from Seton Hall University -- where he says he ranked in the top third of his class -- is a "waste," he says. Some former high-school friends are earning considerably more as plumbers and electricians than the $50,000-a-year Mr. Bullock is making as a personal-injury attorney in Manhattan. To boot, he is paying off $118,000 in law-school debt.

Boo frickin who! Get out there and sue somebody!
Monday's Pun(s) !!!!!

The former Dallas running back told me the most amazing story. It was Emmit's myth.

When women enter middle age, it gives men a pause.

And our tribute to famed mime Marcel Marceau who recently passed….

He finally came to the end of his invisible rope

A mime is a terrible thing to waste.

His last words were, "__________________________"

Will he be buried in an invisible box?

At noon tomorrow he'll be honored all across France with a moment of noise.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Yet Another Inconvenient Truth?!

Seems the tree hugging corn fueling set has yet another inconvenient little fact to uh, ummm, digest on their way to saving the world from fossil fuels....their solution pollutes more than what they are removing. Yup, 50-70% more.

A renewable energy source designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is contributing more to global warming than fossil fuels, a study suggests.
Measurements of emissions from the burning of biofuels derived from rapeseed and maize have been found to produce more greenhouse gas emissions than they save.

Well, dang. How can that be? We are trying to save a planet here.

Rapeseed and maize biodiesels were calculated to produce up to 70 per cent and 50 per cent more greenhouse gases respectively than fossil fuels. The concerns were raised over the levels of emissions of nitrous oxide, which is 296 times more powerful as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Scientists found that the use of biofuels released twice as much as nitrous oxide as previously realised. The research team found that 3 to 5 per cent of the nitrogen in fertiliser was converted and emitted. In contrast, the figure used by the International Panel on Climate Change, which assesses the extent and impact of man-made global warming, was 2 per cent. The findings illustrated the importance, the researchers said, of ensuring that measures designed to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions are assessed thoroughly before being hailed as a solution.

Oh wait, here comes the the laugh lines....

“One wants rational decisions rather than simply jumping on the bandwagon because superficially something appears to reduce emissions,” said Keith Smith, a professor at the University of Edinburgh and one of the researchers.


Professor Smith told Chemistry World: “The significance of it is that the supposed benefits of biofuels are even more disputable than had been thought hitherto.”

Rational decisions!?....... from the GlowBall Warming crowd. Uh, good luck with that one Keith. My guess is you will be labeled a "Denier" in due course. Welcome to the club!

Friday, September 21, 2007

It's Aloha Friday...
no work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Busy weekend.. PLHS Sailing in Newport, Pop Warner on Saturday and the NFL on Sunday...!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

"Get your island fix on the Internet with KPOA!"
Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

mahalo nui loa!

Amen to That!

"Fred: My Wife ‘Would Make a Much Better First Lady Than Bill Clinton"

Any of his wives..
We decide.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Revolting Development!

Three days on Catalina island hanging with da boys...cancelled! Squall lines are a forming and the storms are a coming. A winter storm is forecast for the September.

Time for Plan B.....except there is no Plan B!


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Malkin Spanks Sally

Michele Malkin has weighed in on the Sally Field diatribe at that award ceremony the other night. Good stuff!

In Sally World, these mothers and their sons are helpless victims. In Sally World, self-defense is for “war-mongers.” In Sally World, you can pretend that the bloodthirsty mothers who strap al Qaeda suicide bomb vests on their toddlers and sit them down in front of the television to watch the Jew-hating Hamas Mickey Mouse don’t exist. In Sally World, you need only to embrace our enemies, “imagine” peace and rub your Emmy Award like a magic lamp as you wish global jihad away.

In the real world, not all women think with their wombs instead of their brains. In the real world, you can’t just give evil a “time-out.” Sally Field fancies herself the mother of all spokesmothers. To which I say, in my most maternally combative tone: Speak for your own bleepin’ self, sister.


Fred 08

Here's Fred on Hillarycare.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Avast Ye Scurvy Dawgs!

Tomorrow be "Talk Like Pirate Day". Yes indeed, September 19th be the day. That's right mateys...neophytes can learn how to cast aspersions in the pirate tongue HERE.

Shakey Jake, R.I.P.

Jake Woods aka "Shakey Jake", longtime denizen of everyone's favorite college town, Ann Arbor, has passed away. Our paths crossed a couple times way back when....he always had a smile and a friendly nod.

Soft and safe to thee.

It's B-A-C-K..!!! Pre-Season starts tonight!! WooooWhoooo! The Wings are in Traverse City for their yearly tune up.

Forever in Moonbeams...

GlowBall Warming suffered another set back yesterday. A Federal District Judge in San Francisco threw out the case filed by the California Attorney General against the big automakers for causing GlowBall Warming. Go look at the article......can you tell me who the California Attorney General is? I did not think so. Imagine that, no mention of the name of the guy who caused the case to be filed in the article. I wonder why? Does the name Jerry Brown ring a bell. Maybe you remember him better as Governor Moonbeam?! Yup, in his latest role confounding the will of the poor voters in California, ole Jerry is our Attorney General. He was "elected " to this position in the musical chair shuffle performed by this states leading Democrats in the election last November. They were all facing extinction from term limits in their old places at the public trough, so these political pests just ran for each others seats! That's right, we first discussed it here. Ahhhh, term limits, the voters way of telling lifelong politicians to not go away mad, just go away, had some flaws. So we have Brown, the former Secretary of State/Governor/Mayor, moving to Attorney General; the Insurance Commish became the Lt Governor; and the olde Atty General, Bill Lockyer, became the State Treasurer and on, and on... So much for moving these hogs away from the public trough!

So our "new" Attorney General has elected to fight GlowBall Warming by using his office to sue, well, anyone, that might get him a headline. Wow, big surprise there. Except there are those pesky judges that can get in the way of a good public relations lawsuit. Thus we have the AG getting tripped up by a judge who ruled there is simply no basis in fact for his lawsuit. Apparently, you can't litigate based upon "consensus".....

and that is a good thing!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Uh, Thanks, but......
No Thanks.

Madonna toasted the Jewish new year with Israeli President Shimon Peres and declared herself an "ambassador for Judaism," local newspapers reported Sunday.

The singer, who is not Jewish, arrived in Israel Wednesday on the eve of Jewish new year to attend a conference on Kabbalah or Jewish mysticism.

Well not so fast there Ms. "Like A Virgin". Seems some of the local Rabbi's are on to her shtick and none to happy about Madonna's self appointed role.

Orthodox teachers of Kabbala reacted with disdain Sunday to pop idol Madonna's Rosh Hashana visit in Israel, during which she took part in a study session of Judaism's most esoteric texts.

"It is a known fact in Kabbala that impurity and evil are inherently attracted to sanctity," said a director of one of the most respected Kabbala yeshivot in Jerusalem who preferred that he and his institution remain anonymous.
"That's why people of Hollywood, a place of iniquity and lasciviousness, are naturally attracted to the holiness of Kabbala."

Well, she worked wonders for the Catholic faith for all those my olde pal SpongeBob says, "Uh, Good Luck with That!"

Boy, here's a headline I never thought I would see "France ups ante in war of words with Iran". France took the first steps Monday to set up a European sanctions regime against the Islamic government in Tehran, after warning that Iran's failure to renounce nuclear weapons could lead to war.

The tough talk from Paris came as the five permanent members of the
UN Security Council plus Germany prepared to discuss new UN sanctions on Iran, which has failed to respond to demands to stop enriching uranium.

Tough talk from Paris......huh? All hat and no saddle as they say in Texas?! Time will tell......
Happy Birthday to US!

This Blog is one year olde!! Woo Whoooo! I would like to thank both of my loyal know who you are! Now that Mr. Hsu is behind bars we will be looking for other sources of revenue...but I'm not worried and neither is Hillary!

Happy birthday to us, happy birthday to us.....
Monday's Pun(s) !!!!

One night a banking tycoon fell overboard from his yacht. He was saved because he could float alone.

He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

While training to work at Coca Cola he was given a pop quiz.

If we don't conserve water we could go from one ex-stream to another.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Rumbear a go go...

Rumbear I was wheels up and northbound early today. The lads kept the airspeed under 485 knots to reduce our carbon footprint. The Pacific Northwest is sunny and gorgeous! Locals are a buzzing about the fact that there is no snow on Mt. Hood. I point to the water in the Columbia River and say "There it is!" forgetting that the GlowBall Warming crowd has no sense of humor. Kinda like Mt. Hood not having snow.......Bwaaahhhh!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2001

Monday, September 10, 2007


Airplanes, powerboats and 3 SUV's...
I just got to get me some more of these!!

(You can too! Go here.)

Hey, Hey..I just heard Uncle Rush comment that he has ordered his pilots to keep the speed under 485 knots when travelling coast to coast in EIB I. Way to go Rush!! We are doing our part....How about YOU!!!

Six years ago this country was attacked by Muslim extremists who were purportedly doing the work of their "god". Three thousand Americans died that day. 2996 to be exact. Americans, just like you and me who got up and went to work on that fateful day not knowing what their fate would be. Life ended that day for these fine folks. There families and friends left to fill a void. As the anniversary of this grim chapter in history approaches I was reflecting on one question...Who were these people?

Who were they? I found several websites, (here & here), that have chronicled the names. One had a suggestion for reflection. Pick a name, any name, and GOOGLE it. See what you can learn about those who died that day. Learn about the impact of this barbaric act. You might learn about:

Thomas McGuiness age 42 of Portsmouth New Hampshire. He was the first Officer on American Airlines Flight 11. (North Tower at 8:46 am) A Navy veteran who was working his way up the airline seniority list. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl, and a 14-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter. He was active in Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire, friends and neighbors told The Boston Globe. Rick DeKoven, a church administrator, described him as "a devoted family man."


Rosemary A. Smith age 61. Rosemary worked in Tower One for Sidley Austin Brown and Wood, LLP as a switchboard operator for 12 years. She had been in the tower during the 1993 bombing and had gotten out despite leg and breathing problems. When many refused to go back, Rosemary still returned to work. She was on the 57th floor of Tower One on September 11th, and was the only fatality her firm had.

There are many more. They simply went to work one day and never came home. We need to remember these people. Do what you will to pay homage on this anniversary, but please, never forget.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!
Old cotton-pickers never die. They just bale out.

It's not that the man did not know how to juggle, he just didn't have the balls to do it.

If I drink a lot of Geritol am I consuming a fossil fuel?

Friday, September 07, 2007


Ladies and gentleman.....the surge is working in Iraq! The Democrats do not like this fact. Remember this little reported exchange from July?:

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party's efforts to press for a timetable to end the war.

(i.e. Surrender!)

The Dem's are invested in defeat and success is not an option! Over the next week they will attack the messenger, Gen David Petraeus in a vain attempt to save face.

That's the truth. Now, go listen to the chatter and enjoy it.
Say a prayer and Support those Troops.
Isn't that.....

.....yup, Al Gore climbing in to a G-IV...carbon offsets my derriere! Oh, and that doesn't look like a Prius that delivered the Goreacle to the plane!

The hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.
Sean Hannity has the video.
It's Aloha Friday...
no work till Monday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Are you ready for sum FOOTBALL?!!! Pop Warner on Saturday and the NFL on Sunday...WooooWhoooooo!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....
Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

mahalo nui loa!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Fred and Jay..

Hanging out, discussing politics and running for the presidency. Look for the video around midnight tonite. You can view it with the link to Fred's site on the left of this page.

Meanwhile up in Mooseknot, New Hampshire the locals have their flannel underwear in a bunch over his no-show at their little suare'.

"There is a genuine interest in Senator Thompson here, a real curiosity about him," New Hampshire Republican Chairman Fergus Cullen said Tuesday. "But that curiosity is giving way to skepticism and maybe even cynicism about him in part because of how he's handling his grand entrance. For him to then go on Jay Leno the same night and be trading jokes while other candidates are having a substantive discussion on issues is not going to be missed by New Hampshire voters."

"...substantive discussions...." Fergus ole sport, are we watching the same debates? You know, the ones with questions from a guy in a snowman costume...... substantive, indeed!
Happy Man!

Tens of thousands of chanting, bare-breasted maidens have paraded before the King of Swaziland, many of them hoping to catch his eye and be picked out to become his 14th wife.

Why Did'nt I Think of THIS?!

"Airline sacrifices goats to appease sky god"

I got a call in to Gator over at Slacker Aviation, Ltd. to see if we can rustle up some goats to sacrifice for "Rumbear I".

Might take care of that "intermittent" problem with the radios! Can't be to safe in the air these days...maybe get some Bar-B-Que out of the effort!

T-Minus 9 and counting...


September 13th camp opens in Traverse City. New uniforms to go with the same olde bad ass attitude!!

Go Wings!!!
Fred's in ....

Yup. Here he comes. This will be fun as he enters a race that is dogged by hapless debates and endless hand wringing by the current "candidates". He will eschew the scheduled Republican debate and make his announcement on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. three of the Republican candidates! Yeah, I did'nt think you could...

John Podhoretz said it best over at NRO...

There's one way in which it would be a real kick if Fred Thompson were to win the Republican nomination. It would mean that very nearly everything everyone who writes about Republican politics has written about this year so far will prove to have been totally meaningless, and that the entire sped-up campaign process that has supposedly changed everything...hasn't.
Just Go Away!

You lying weasel. You unmitigated piece of human debris.....just go away, get help, but GO AWAY!

Enuff said here. Malkin has more...if your interested.
Not Good....

World renowned pilot/sailor and all around adventurer Steve Fossett is missing after a leaving an airstrip near Reno Nevada in a Citabria Super Decathlon. That's a two seat tail dragger for you earth bound folks.

The man has lived his life as a gentleman explorer...our best wishes to his family, as we continue to hope .....

Monday, September 03, 2007

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

The stove cleaner was so worried about the front grill that he put everything else on the back burner.

A circus lion won't eat clowns because they taste funny.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

It's Aloha Saturday (?) ...

no work till Tuesday!!!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

Revenue dancing all day yesterday so Aloha is a day late...but it's a three day weekend. Grab the Keiki's and head to da beach! Watch out for da Bears!

Have a GREAT Labor Day weekend!

Doo de doo, de doo, de doo ....

"Get your island fix on the Internet with KPOA!"
Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

mahalo nui loa!