Monday, June 30, 2008

MONDAY'S Pun(s) !!!

In the room the curtains were drawn, but the rest of the furniture was real.

The most striking feature of a match is its distinctive red head.

Tennis players don't marry because Love means Nothing to them.

Sunday, June 29, 2008




So the Olympic venue for sailing is Qingdao. (King daow). Seems that Qingdao is a green city. No literally. Seems an algae bloom has cropped up on the site of the sailing venue. You know that algae grows in polluted water. Well, let's see how they phrase it...

Blue-green algae blooms when nutrients, sometimes caused by excessive pollution, build up in water.

The country's three-decade economic boom has left its waterways and coastlines severely polluted by industrial and farm chemicals and domestic sewage.

About a quarter of the entire population lacks access to safe drinking water and, despite repeated government pledges of a cleanup, the situation is worsening.

Some algae can produce dangerous toxins and if ingested can cause vomiting, respiratory failure and, on rare occasions, death.

Ohhhhh that's it "...sometimes caused by excessive pollutants....". How delicate. Well how do ya get rid of it? If your a commie rat bastard you call up the peoples, around 3000 ought to do, and you send them in to the fetid mixture and they scoop it up in their arms.

I am not clear that they told the peoples about that last paragraph the dangerous toxin part. Nevertheless, I am confident that our commie hosts will have everything shipshape by the time the Olympics begin. Not to sure if those 3000 will be around though.

"Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less."

Sign the petition here. Say it with me...

But wait Rumbear...drilling now will not provide any immediate benefit. Well, let's apply that logic across the board then.

My response to those who say that increased drilling is pointless because it won't yield immediate results -- like Arnold Schwarzenegger --is why worry about the greenhouse effect, then? Nothing we do will cool the planet immediately. Yet we're told immediate action there is vital. In fact, we're told that by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, in the very same speech.

Well....I'm waiting.....

The Summer of Stanley
No Ice At the North Pole!!

Sub Title: Oh my Gawd!

In recent days the histrionics from the GlowBall Warming crowd have hit a crescendo over the prediction that there may be open water at the North Pole this year. "We're actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time [in history]," David Barber, of the University of Manitoba, told National Geographic News aboard the C.C.G.S. Amundsen, a Canadian research icebreaker.

You don't say? Well here's a statement from an article in 2000 wherein a similar concern was addressed.

Paleontologist Malcolm McKenna, of New York City's American Museum of Natural History, said, "I don't know if anybody in history ever got to 90[degrees] north to be greeted by water, not ice." Even more surprising, they saw ivory gulls soaring blithely overhead. The Times itself commented that the last time anyone could be certain the pole was awash in water was more than 50 million years ago.

".....First time in history...." "...50 million years ago..." Now I really hate to burst your hyperbole (not really) but take a look at to picture. Looks like water to me. Now, go read the truth.
Okay, here a snippet from the USS Skate which surfaced at the North Pole in 1959 and numerous other locations during Arctic cruises in 1958 and 1959:

"the Skate found open water both in the summer and following winter. We surfaced near the North Pole in the winter through thin ice less than 2 feet thick. The ice moves from Alaska to Iceland and the wind and tides causes open water as the ice breaks up. The Ice at the polar ice cap is an average of 6-8 feet thick, but with the wind and tides the ice will crack and open into large polynyas (areas of open water), these areas will refreeze over with thin ice. We had sonar equipment that would find these open or thin areas to come up through, thus limiting any damage to the submarine. The ice would also close in and cover these areas crushing together making large ice ridges both above and below the water. We came up through a very large opening in 1958 that was 1/2 mile long and 200 yards wide. The wind came up and closed the opening within 2 hours. On both trips we were able to find open water. We were not able to surface through ice thicker than 3 feet."
GlowBall Warming...enjoy the Kool-Aide.

Friday, June 27, 2008

It's Aloha Friday......

no work till Monday!!!

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

What a week....Trial, Leadership camp, Pop Warner Tournament for the 12-0 Vikings, Father-Daughter Dance...whew!!! It's the weekend!!

Y'all have a GREAT one!

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

Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

If you've heard him you know him. Iz left us in 1997. Check out his music and enjoy the island sounds. One of the Rumbear's favorites
Two Years Gone Bye....

June 26, 2006 Acidman died. I wrote about my exchanges with the Rob here. Gruff as a old stable boy and prophetic in ways that were some times hard to understand. He was one of the "Tall Dogs".

Miss ya man.

Here's a little John Prine doing that old Steve Goodman tune Souvenirs for ya A-Man

Memories they can't be boughten
They can't be won at carnivals for free
Well it took me years
To get those souvenirs
And I don't know how they slipped away from me

Monday, June 23, 2008

Picked Up a New Endorsement and Got Me a Shiny New Shield...

Run Barry Run...

(Click) It's in I have to do everything?!
Monday's Pun(s) !!!!

I know road rage is an awful thing but when someone bumped my car I just couldn't help it. I got out my camera and snapped at the offender.

If you leave alphabet soup on the stove and go out, it could spell disaster.

Why are Italians so good at making coffee? Because they really know how to espresso themselves.

The king never let any of his personal musicians go swimming immediately after eating for fear that they would get minstrel cramps.
US Open

That was a fun week!

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday's "US Open" Pun(s)

A man named Jim Golf offered training on building golf courses called Golf's golf course course.

The sound that a golf cart makes is: 'putt..putt..putt'.

Golf is a lot like taxes - you drive hard to get to the green and end up in the hole.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Have you heard about the sheep who worked in a fish and chip shop? One was a battering ram.

The best place for a mathematician is behind a counter.

The police auction was a complete bust.

Sunday, June 08, 2008


Well they started out as disgruntled liberal voters seriously upset with the Democratic machine for not supporting their candidate, HRH Hillary. People United Means Action. Since her suspension of her campaign yesterday they are now REALLY pissed of females that are looking to open a can of whup ass on ....the Dems.

Now they are PUMAS*, Party United My Ass.

Some of us will stay home. Some of us will vote for a third-party. Some of us will write-in Clinton. Many of us will vote for John McCain. This is a protest. Whatever option our members choose, it does not make us Republicans. Those who vote for John McCain will do so as a strategy, a protest. Those of us who withdraw from the Democratic Party and become Independents are still Democrats in our hearts. We are all Democrats. This is our party. The leaders did us wrong. They did Hillary Clinton wrong. They did our country wrong. But it’s still our party.

Hell hath no fury......

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Hillary's a Drop Out.

That's the rumor. Today's the day. Notice she is not conceding. My guess is she will hang on to those delegates until the deal is sealed closer to the convention. No worries, she can always head home for a quiet night with ......
Hey Baby!
UPDATE: Here's the statement..
"Today as I suspend my campaign, I congratulate him on the victory he has won and the extraordinary race he has run. I endorse him and throw my full support behind him and I ask of you to join me in working as hard for Barack (Hussein) Obama as you have for me,"
Ummm, maybe it's me but shouldn't that be "end" my campaign? Hmmmmm?? C'mon folks, it's the "depends on what the meaning of is, is" Clinton's

An interesting theory....

In applied psychology there is a well-known phenomenon called the conservative decision shift. In approach-avoidance choice conflicts, ultimately the negative elements carry increasingly disproportionate weight as the time of decision draws nearer causing a tendency to favor the safer alternative. Given the negatives Obama has accumulated thus far, with more likely to come, I would predict a strong move to McCain in late October. The late closing of HC and Obama's deacceleration are evidence of the same principle.

The above was authored in response to this article over at NRO Online.

So it begins.

Friday, June 06, 2008


Seattle. The Green Weenies at work.

"The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon ... emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming."

Yes indeed.

Lord Stanley Comes Home!

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

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

What a week....WINGS WON Lord Stanley's Cup..... CR-914 races it's the weekend!!

Y'all have a GREAT one!

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

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Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Where's Rumbear?

Between my two non-paying jobs and trying to earn a living I have been snowed under these past weeks. Add in the Stanley Cup Finals and free time has been, uh em, non-existent. Something had to give and it was here. My goal is to get back to my "happy place" which is updating this blog and rolling with life. Wish me luck. I apologize to the readers and will try to get things back in the fold.