Friday, November 30, 2007

Hokey Toot!
700 posts in the life of this blog!!! Woooowhoooo!!! This one snuck up on me. Many thanks to all of our loyal readers....yes, both of you! Drinks are on me the rest of the afternoon.

Now in my line of work
I seem to see a lot more than most
Write 'em down, pass 'em around
It's the gospel from the coast
Reflections not just replays
Takin' time to escape the maze ......

"Floridays" by JB.
Buy One!

Hell, buy two! We love bears here at the Chronicles! Celebrate the latest ruling brought to you by "the religion of peace" and it's followers. Do it in the name of tolerance.
It's Aloha Friday... work till Monday!!!

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

Some liquid sunshine has come to town and the weekend planned festivities are up in the air. Lemons to lemonaide....may be an opportunity to get out and work on the Instrument Rating in some hard IFR! Have a great weekend!!

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

Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!
Murtha the Thug

Pork barrel, antiwar, Marine convicting, politician, Jack, the only "ex marine", Murtha, has once again inserted foot in mouth and chomped down hard. You may recall, here and here, ole Murtha, you know the guy convicting the Marines of Haditha as murderers, (they were acquitted, awaiting apology) and railing non-stop against the surge since's a quote...

"Well it's delusional to say the least," Murtha told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "As I said earlier, and you heard me say it, it's a failed policy wrapped in illusion. Nothing's gotten better. Incidents have increased. We have had more Americans killed in the last four months than any other period during the war."

Yeah him. That's the guy. Well he's had a change of mind. In a recent interview he state that the "surge is working."

Welcome home Captain Obvious.

Yet, the his comments are troubling. Why? Because they are now contrary to those of HRH Nancy Peelosi. This could be a huge problem for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders, who are blocking approval of the full $200 billion being sought by President Bush for combat operations in Iraq in 2008.

Yup. Winning in Iraq does not fit into the Democratic plan so,....... it's a bad thing. When your party is heavily invested in an American defeat in Iraq, speaking to the contrary is going to get you a trip to the woodshed. So even when a nimrod like Murtha finally gets something right (see: Blind Squirrel Finds Nut) he's in the doghouse with HRH Peelosi!

But Pelosi, who is scheduled to speak to a Democratic National Committee event in Virginia on Friday, will surely face tough questions from reporters regarding Murtha's statement on the surge. "This could be a real headache for us," said one top House Democratic aide, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "Pelosi is going to be furious."

The US of A is winning and HRH Peelosi is furious. Democrats. Ugh.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Today's Timewaster

You pilot's out there are gonna hate us. Why? Because anybody can fly a helicoptor, right?

I got to 577....
The Truth

We all know the real reason Bill Clinton has suddenly appeared on the campaign trail stumping, and flip-flopping for his wife.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.
D. Bates

Oh. My. God.

The spectacle that was served up as a "debate" in a PRESIDENTIAL election last night only serves to illustrate the low to which this country has sunk. Nobody loves to analyze politics more than the olde Rumbear, but these "debates" are a joke. A comedy being played out for who?

Last nights staged and formatted debate was brought to you by CNN you know ...the Clinton News Network. Living up to there moniker CNN foisted questions upon the debatees from concerned uncommitted random voters. Concerned uncommitted random voters that included, a John Edwards supporter, an Obama supporter, an activist union drone who happens to support John Edwards and a card carrying retired Brigadier General asking questions about gays in the military who just happens to be a Hillary AND former John Kerry supporter presently serving on her Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Steering Committee.

Yup, planted questions...who knew?!! Certainly not CNN. They are backpedaling fast. Michelle Malkin has the full story with all the details. Stephen Green sums it up this way "What we really saw tonight was CNN playing out its own agenda in front of a couple million viewers and seven or eight candidates, without anyone calling them on it."

Comedy...nobody ever said it was pretty....

Seems the olde Brig General was named recently in a press release as a"Co Chair" of Hillary's "Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary Committee", but, of course, nobody at CNN knew......of course. Sure. Right.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


The Swimmer is gonna write a book. Yup, Ted "the Swimmer” Kennedy has signed a book deal with, no pun intended, Hachette Book Group USA, to pen his memoirs. You betcha!! I can’t wait to read about the late night swim with Mary Jo, the tryst with that waitress and Chris Dodd and let us not forget that famous photo of the rotund Ted “in flagrant delicto” on his boat off the coast with ?????. You remember.....that’s the photo that caused one senator to quip… “It would appear that Senator Kennedy has dropped his opposition to offshore drilling”.


Long and soft. Picked up a few and played with them over the Holiday. I recall when I waxed philosophically on the subject here.

Get YOUR monitor cleaned here. No more smudges and/or fingerprints!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

How's come when I peruse the overseas papers I learn all about the de-bunking of the GlowBall Warming scam when all I hear at home is the old "consensus" pant load. Hmmmmm?? Just axing...

Here's the latest:

We are set on a course of 'planet saving' madness

The scare over global warming, and our politicians' response to it, is becoming ever more bizarre. On the one hand we have the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change coming up with yet another of its notoriously politicised reports, hyping up the scare by claiming that world surface temperatures have been higher in 11 of the past 12 years (1995-2006) than ever previously recorded.

This carefully ignores the latest US satellite figures showing temperatures having fallen since 1998, declining in 2007 to a 1983 level - not to mention the newly revised figures for US surface temperatures showing that the 1930s had four of the 10 warmest years of the past century, with the hottest year of all being not 1998, as was previously claimed, but 1934.

How about we ban AlGore? Time to ReStart.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Unfortunately, no one won the lemon eating contest. They all went home with a sour-taste in their mouth.

Put a piece of beef between two pieces of bread and you have a bull-only sandwich.

I hear the Sylvester Stallone Film Festival got off to a rocky start.

* Darth Tater, but youknew that!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Back in the Saddle..... Again!

We be back. I hope you had a safe and filling Thanksgiving. Our trip to the desert for three sunsets and a couple of sunrises was most enjoyable. Feasted on turkey and various other victuals. The mastication sensation having been sated we loaded up the SUV and stomped on the terra with our best carbon footprint boots dashing back to the coast!

A most enjoyable respite, indeed.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


to you and yours from all of us here at the Rumbear Chronicles.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Fiesty Little Buggers

It's Rocky the Frying Squirrel!

A kamikaze squirrel fell from the sky and detonated a Bayonne woman's car yesterday, police said today.

Lindsey Millar, 23, and her brother, Tony, 22, were both home Wednesday at about 12:45 p.m. when Lindsey's car suddenly started burning outside their 42nd Street home.

Tony Millar said firefighters told them it was the work of a buck-toothed saboteur that had been gnawing on overhead power lines connected to a transformer directly above the 2006 Toyota Camry.

"The squirrel chewed through the wire, was set on fire, fell down directly to where the car was," Tony Millar said. "The squirrel, on fire, slid into the engine compartment and blew up the car.

Act of terrorism? We report, you decide.

Monday, November 19, 2007


100 rounds is all we ask.

I bought mine!
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Okay. I thru in a riddle cause it was, topical. Yeah, that's it topical!

He ate so much over the holidays that he decided to quit cold turkey.

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers? The outside.

A frightened bird dog that runs from everything is known as the Golden Retreater.
Illegal Aliens Lose Jobs?

Spotted this article over at

Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of undocumented workers have been fired as a result of Arizona businesses reviewing the work-eligibility forms of their employees as the state's new employer-sanctions law draws near.The fired workers couldn't provide missing information uncovered during the reviews or confessed to being in the country illegally, say attorneys involved in the reviews.

Well isn't that what the law was supposed to do? How novel!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Stages of Life

Just saying.
I Concur....

Great post up at the Munchkin Wrangler on why carrying a weapon is a good thing. Most eloquent, indeed.

Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, that's it.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

Thus, the only question remaining for those who would chose to interact with you or I through force, as opposed to reason, would be "Is he carrying today?". Reminds me of that line that Dirty Harry posited to the bad guy in a movie...Do you feel lucky? Well, do ya punk?

Saturday, November 17, 2007


Get ready. The latest load of tripe from the IPCC is about to land on your doorstep.

Big Game.

Ohio State at Meeechigan. Winner gets the Rose Bowl!

a buckeye is a useless nutt

M ....................Go Blue!!

Friday, November 16, 2007

It's Aloha Friday... work till Monday!!!

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

That’s right folks, Aloha Friday. We here at the Chronicles celebrate every Friday with the spirit of ALOHA. The main office is filled with Hawaiian shirts and a little background music courtesy of KPOA streaming in direct from Maui. Always remember that while you may not be in de islands the spirit of the islands can be in you…Aloha Fridays….. Have a great weekend!!

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

Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Rumbear, Rumbear, Rumbear, there was a debate last nite! Did you watch it? What do you think?

Okay. Here's my answer, NO and Not Much.
As have said before the way to watch the debates is to log on to Vodka Boys website and enjoy the Liveblog.....with martini's! Here is Stephen Green's take on the debate:

Ultra-quick wrap-up: Lots of fireworks, yet still the worst debate I've seen all season. The blame rests squarely with CNN. They ran a bad debate on a bad stage with stupid questions from insipid people in a format that was neither fish nor fowl but spoiled meat nonetheless. Horrible, even by the low standards set by Fox News and MSNBC. Horrible, horrible.
No winners tonight, and anyone who just watched came out a loser. Horrible.
I want my two hours back, but I'm keeping the martinis in my gullet.
Man, that sucked.


he ain''nt?

Nope not him. The head coach of the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL was quoted after last nights stunning victory.

“We’ve played more road games than any team in the league and we’ve played damn well in most of them,” said Rebels coach Brian Sutter. “It wasn’t a pretty hockey game tonight, but it’s tough to win ugly, too.

Not a bad comment as your sports cliches go. If he had stopped yapping at that point the press would be gone and the beers could be cracked open. But he didn't.

“It’s like getting caught with the ugliest woman in Red Deer, standing on the street corner holding hands. That’s what tonight was like. But you know what? It takes balls to stand there and do that.”

Me thinks somebody needs to work a little on their sports cliches...just a bit. Oh, and maybe offer an apology to those ugly girls up in Red Deer. Or not.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Hat Tip to Denny

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Inconvenient Facts
(Click for larger)
We report, you decide.

Got it from here
Never Mind...

Hey kids, remember that plan to give illegal aliens drivers license' that New York Governor Elliot Spitzer introduced? You know that one that HILLarry stumbled and bumbled with at the last debate? Yeah...that one.

Well, it's gone.

Seems Gov Spitzer has thrown in the towel. Conceded defeat and pulled the plan from consideration.

Gosh Rumbear, why?! Go here and read the Main Stream Media take on why then come back for a few salient points from the Olde Bear. Gahead...I'll wait.

Okay, welcome back, oh enlightened ones.

Tenacious has always been Gov. Spitzer's middle name, but the beating he's taken over his plan to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants turned him into a timid tiger. He dropped the controversial plan with angry rhetoric saying political partisanship did him in.

Partisan politics....hmmm?

The pressure on Gov. Spitzer to drop his license plan was intense. Republicans clobbered him with it and the spillover effect hurt Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. It even angered members of Spitzer's own party, still the governor didn't go quietly.

Did you see it? I even highlighted it for you.

As to those points...there is a Democratic debate tomorrow night, do you think Hillarry wanted to be exposed to any follow-up questions as to her perfectly opaque position on this issue? Me either. I'm betting ole BJ Billy was on the telephone to Elliot laying down the law according to Clinton within days of that last debate.

But you said "points" Rumbear...Well, let's look at when the plan would have taken effect. May 2008 was reported to be the projected implementation date. Do you think Hillarry wanted this little gremlin popping up in May with five months to go in the Presidential race. (Remember she is on record supporting it.) Five long months of being hammered on an issue that 80% of Americans are against. No way, pardon the pun, Jose.

So we have the plan dropped. Wolf Blitzer dare not mention it. To bad so sad, nothing here, move along. As Emily Litella used to say, "Oh!, Never Mind."
Fly Me to the Moon!!

This was fun! I was perusing an article about airlines in Austrailia being urged to implement a "fat tax" on passenger that are, shall we say, larger than the average bear. Being a somewhat calorically challenged fellow I read on with interest to see how those noble folks downunder wuld deal with teh matter.

I learned :

Recent studies estimate that 67% of Australian men and over half of women aged over 25 are overweight or obese. Experts have warned that by 2030 half of the country's children will be overweight or obese if the problem goes unchecked.

67%!! I thought the olde US of A had the biggest percentage of plus sized folks. 67% wow. So I read on. There was the usual blather about how it would impact the self esteem of the larger passengers.....and I eagerly read on looking fro the suggestion that maybe bigger seats were in order. Nope.

Dr Tickell, a leading nutritionist and author, told the BBC that society should take a more hardline stance against obesity and get tough on fat airline passengers.
He said that Australian airlines should impose charges on their overweight clients, as they do for excess baggage, because heavier loads increase fuel costs.

So, I got to wondering, what is normal? Who gets to say YOU pay the fat tax and YOU, you handsome devil, do not have too? How about a reduced faire for skinny folks? Maybe even a “weight credit” that they could sell. You know like them carbon credit thingys that are all the rage these days. Simply have one of your skinny friends go on a diet for you and then purchase their “Weight Credit”. But, I digress…..

So I read on and then I hit this…

Dr Tickell said it was important to start highlighting Australia's obesity crisis.
"I think we're a bit too nice, we're a bit too precious about minority groups. I think the majority group must have something to say too," he added.

I think the majority group must have something to say too” I had to read the opening paragraphs of the article again…67% are overweight or obese, yup correctamundo. That’s what it says. Now, I am not a mathematician, but the last time I took a math class 67% WAS THE MAJORITY!

What we have here is a whiny, undernourished liberal doctor/nutritionist looking to the gubberment to solve his problems. A problem that is, well, not a problem, for the majority of the country.

Move over skinny and pass the peanuts…………

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Yes, I Know.

Real Genius

Real Genius

Monday, November 12, 2007

Monday's Pun(s)!!!

Christmas is coming! Shopping suggestions to the right, humor below........... such a deal!!

In the morning a lawyer walked on his lawn and experienced the dew process.

The artist was great. He could always draw a crowd.

I always prayed before my trigonometry tests. I was hoping for a sine from above.

Friday, November 09, 2007

A Wedding!!

It's Aloha Friday... work till Monday!!!

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

Hockeyball game tonight, (Wings vs BJ's), sailing and maybe a little paintball??! Have a great weekend!!

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

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

GlowBall Warming a SCAM!

Wow! Who knew? John Coleman did. He' s the founder of the Weather Channel. Here is what he recently said.....

Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’

By John Coleman

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.

Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minute documentary segment.

I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, Global Warming, i.e. Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you “believe in.” It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. I say this knowing you probably won’t believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States. So be it.

I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.

In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway. I strongly believe that the next twenty years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend.

Engage brain, open mind and learn the truth about GlowBall Warming.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

They Had the Right State!

This caught my eye "Obama Plane Lands at Wrong Airport". Yup, the right state of confusion. Hmmmm, prolly didn't have the right info from the auto club or maybe that evil Dick Cheney had a hand in it.

Then I got to thinking about the pilots flying ObamalamaDingDong's chartered private jet. Maybe it was these guys?! Surely they were fired by Northwest and, let's face it, with the shortage of pilots, they are out there somewhere, working hard or, uh ummm, hardly working. Maybe that somewhere is Cedar Rapids...or Des Moines. Just thinking.

Maybe someday they will invent Global Positioning Units for airplanes! Do ya think......?


Well it seems to be in the news again. The activity has it's place, it is not a good place, but a place nevertheless.

Here is a most reasoned presentation of the matter from the gun guy.
Oh, Yeah, the Visual Pun below...

Mammoth Jugs...but you knew that, right?
Plankton to the Rescue!!

Yes, SpongBob's nemesis, Plankton will save us from the EVILS of GlowBall Warming. At least according to one company that is gladly taking the $$$$ of the Carbon Offset crowd to fund a program to grow plankton blooms to absorb the CO2 in the atmosphere.

Ya can't make this stuff up folks. I believe it was P.T. Barnum who said "There is a sucker born every minute.....".

Step right up.......

Monday, November 05, 2007

Monday's Pun(s)

He ate so much over the holidays that he decided to quit cold turkey.

Even though Catholics in space are weightless, do they have mass?

And a cannibal pun… them cannibal puns!!

When the cannibal showed up late to the luncheon, they gave him the cold shoulder.

and the visual pun? Hint: they are jugs.

This is just stupid. Doing fly byes during the High School football game. Tossing sneakers out of the window. What ever money this young lad invested in getting is private pilot's license his gone, baby, gone. They got his "N" number and the FAA will no doubt have that ticket.

Stupid...every smart pilot knows that you buzz the field once, cross ways and climb away from the crowd into the sun...makes it harder to catch those N-numbers. Not that Da Bear has EVER done anything like that......... I just heard about the tactic from the boys over at Slacker Aviation.

Yeah, that's it.....I heard about it......

Sunday, November 04, 2007


To say the least. It's hard to say I told you so when, indeed, I told you so. Regardless of your view, it has to be interesting that the hoax known as Glowball Warming continues to fall apart faster than the ice melts in my nightly martini.

Here's the latest from the London Telegraph entitled "The Deceit behind Global Warming"

It was a telling moment when, in August, Gore's closest scientific ally, James Hansen of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was forced to revise his influential record of US surface temperatures showing that the past decade has seen the hottest years on record. His graph now concedes that the hottest year of the 20th century was not 1998 but 1934, and that four of the 10 warmest years in the past 100 were in the 1930s.

Furthermore, scientists and academics have recently been queuing up to point out that fluctuations in global temperatures correlate more consistently with patterns of radiation from the sun than with any rise in CO2 levels, and that after a century of high solar activity, the sun's effect is now weakening, presaging a likely drop in temperatures.

Read the whole thing......enhance your knowledge. Enjoy!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Today's Timewaster

Have not done one of these in a while. Go here and kiss the afternoon goodbye!
It's Aloha Friday... work till Monday!!!

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

Building Rockets with the Fourth graders, Scout stuff and a little sailing fleet shindig (Time flies when your having RUM)!...should be a good weekend!

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

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He's Back!

Popular demand shall be served. Lex is back and blogging away. Welcome back Cap'n..... Now get to work!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Dead Man Walking

Tim Russert that is. Seems Hillary's screw up at the debate the other night means that someone, i.e. Russert, must be shot. At least according to one Clinton supporter who expressed this belief during a conference call of key donors this past Tuesday.

Another said Russert “should be shot,” before quickly adding that she shouldn’t say that on a conference call.

No she shouldn't say that. Because the truth isn't supposed to be stranger than fiction.

UPDATE: 3:21 PST, Ummm, this story has been breaking all day. When will Hillary denounce the concept of shooting Big Russ' son? Just asking.
Wooooo Whhooooo!!!
Back in July we celebrated the 500th post ever here at the Chronicles. Well the counter just rolled for 500, this year!! What's more amazing is that this feat was accomplished without the use of any steroids! Yes, a drug free record!

The staff picnic starts at 12:00 noon. Some of our readers will be there, well, both of them have been invited. Blogging will be light after that! Besides, there's a Hockey game tonite.
Southland Fires!

Great foto of the fire on Camp Pendleton looking south from above Dana Point Harbor.
Gator, HMFWIIC in the Chronicles flight department used to hole up here on his trips to Catalina.
Fly Me to the Moon....

This headline caught my eye....

Hillary Mulls Supporting Illegal Alien Pilot License

(2007-11-01) — As Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton continues to work round the clock with advisers to determine exactly how she feels about granting automobile driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, the Senator today announced she may support New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer’s new proposal to allow undocumented workers to receive airline transport pilot certification from the FAA, allowing them to fly commercial jets.

Of course, she has thought this through...

“Giving a pre-documented immigrant a license to fly a jumbo jet would certainly bring him out of the shadows,” said Sen. Clinton. “In addition, since the flight certificate requires fluency in English, it would inspire him to learn one of our nation’s most important languages. So there’s a big potential upside.”

Scrappleface, who else?!! Read the whole thing!