Friday, January 30, 2009

Plane Porn

I have been re-reading Success on the Step by C. Marin Faure. Great, no EXCELLENT, book on the history of Kenmore Air up on Lake Washington.

Mount Rushmore

This view explains alot.

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

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

Island dreamin..... Honolulu City Lights...take me back again. Superbowl weekend liking them Cardinals! Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Smart Guy.

That's what they tell us. Remember they also told us Bush was, among other things, an idiot. The phot of Bush trying to walk out a locked door was defacto proof of the man's lunacy. So the One tries to walk through a window at the White House. Fire up the excuse train.

Distracted by those Republicans...
Rookie mistake.....


Want more? The One chastises us on how to live, deal and cope. Not that I pay attention but why listen to one who... well, here's a list from IThink...

1) tells me I have to sacrifice my comfortable 72degree home and then go increasing the heat in the oval office to orchid weather.

2) tells me I can’t eat what I want and then have a party with $100 steaks on the menu

3) and now tell me that bankers are shameful for taking money during such hard times while “stimulating” and economy by essentially taking money during such hard times for things that he wants. Or enjoying a 170 million dollar inauguration.

Four more years, four more years ...of this crap from the smart guy.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Stimulus Oxymoron...

Wherein the people are asked to play the part of the moron by the chosen One. Since well, because he "Won".

House Democrats propose to spend $550 billion of their two-year, $825 billion "stimulus bill" (the rest of it being tax cuts). Most of the spending is unlikely to be timely or temporary. Strangely, most of it is targeted toward sectors of the economy where unemployment is the lowest.

The Obama administration claims the stimulus bill will "create or save three or four million jobs over the next two years . . . with over 90% [of those jobs] in the private sector." To prove it, they issued a report from Christina Romer, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Jared Bernstein, chief economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. Its key estimates, however, were simply lifted from an outdated paper by Mark Zandi of Moody's

Mr. Zandi's current estimates have government employment growing by 330,400 over two years as a result of the House bill (compared with 244,000 in Bernstein-Romer paper). Yet even that updated figure still amounts to only 8.3% of total jobs added, even though state and local governments are to receive 39% of the funds ($214.5 billion). Spending $214.5 billion to create or save 330,400 government jobs implies that taxpayers are being asked to spend $646,214 per job.

$650K about just paying off everyone's mortgage? Stimulate me.


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Alcohol makes men BETTER in the bedroom, scientists claim

Men who worry about the effect drinking has on their sex life should raise a glass to the latest research. Alcohol actually improves rather than damages male performance in the bedroom, it is claimed. Until now it has been widely believed that alcohol consumption can cause erectile dysfunction, or 'brewer's droop'.

God Bless em! Waiter!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Obama Tax Calculator

At least somebodies having fun with the issue of a tax cheat being the Taxman!

Leave a buck for Chuck!

I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!

You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Stamp out excessive postage prices.

This is the best guy I've met to date.

How do you make antifreeze? Steal her blanket.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

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

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

Island dreamin..... Oh man I need to go. Off to LA manana, Webelos Field Day, CR-914 racing. Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

US Airways Flight 1549

The investigation continues into what brought it down.

We report, you decide.


Inaugural Attendance. That's the figure from the pointy headed guy at Arizona State that studies crowd sizes.

An ASU journalism professor using satellite images calculated that 800,000 people attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony.

Yet we have the breathless MSM ....

the Washington Post initially cited security sources who put the crowd at 1.8 million.

early estimates ranged as high as 2 million people,
The 58 million that voted no for "O" were not available for comment.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Are We There Yet?
(Order yurs here)

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Immaculation*

The *Immaculate Inauguration is manana. All gather and hail the ObamalamaDingDong as he choreographs his way into the White House. The Democrats learned nothing from the Paul Wellstone Memorial. You remember that don't you? The Dems spent so much time bending over and kissing their own arse that the import of the occasion was lost. Now we have the Immaculation. Behold the spectacle.

Four years of arrogance coming at you. Four years for which the Republicans will have to toil to repair. Doubt me? Name one problem that Democrats have ever solved. You can't. They throw money at perceived problems and then move on. They start programs to provide help and move on. The mere act of acting is their solution. Actually solving a problem. Nope.

Truth is, the faster he fails, the smaller the mess. So there is my Hope.

As a member of the 50 plus million that did not vote for the chosen "O", I'll be sitting this one out. Some of us will need to have the energy to clean up the mess that begins tomorrow.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

The careless pyromaniac made an ash of himself.

My neurologist is testing my last nerve.

The felonious cowboy bridled at being arrested and saddled the sheriff with a bit of a problem.

Ramos and Compeon are FREEEEEEEEE!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

And now you know.

Off to the inaugural!

(Stolen from the Lumberjack!)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Jeff Dunhammm!!

Tickets tonite for the Bear clan. Spend a little quality time with, Jeff, Walter, Peanut, Jose and Achmed!

(gif stolen from Chris DePrater)

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

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

45 degree nights and 75 degree days. Perfect weather! Busy Busy, Girls Softball tryouts, Eagle Projects, Wings v Sharks Saturday night. Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

Listen live to the island sounds from Maui!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Helpful Tips for a Long Life
Your welcome.

The phrase seems destined to become a derogatory term. The failed ex-fighter pilot & ex-presidential candidate is reported to be gnashing around looking for a way to rehabilitate his image. The odds of him doing it at the expense of conservatives is rapidly on the rise. Here's a little snippet from an article by Rick Santorum in the Philadelphia Inquirer today...

McCain was once the mainstream media darling, back when he joined Democrats on a host of issues. He prized his maverick moniker and used it to propel himself onto the national scene in the 2000 Republican presidential primary. Early in the Bush years, he shored up his status as the media's favorite Republican by opposing Bush on taxes and the environment.

But this love fest came to a halt when McCain became the front-runner for the GOP nomination. First he began to sound more like a conservative by altering his stands on immigration, the environment and taxes. Then he named Sarah Palin his running mate. It was too much for a media that had fallen head over heels for Obama. The media had a new darling.

In McCain's mind, however, losing the presidency will not be the final chapter of his life story. He knows the path to "Big Media" redemption. Working with the man who vanquished him in November will show them all the real McCain again.

Remember, it was this onetime prisoner of war who led the charge to open diplomatic relations with Vietnam. If that past is prologue, and McCain's legislative record is any guide, he will not just join with Obama but lead the charge in Congress on global warming, immigration "reform," the closing of Guantanamo, federal funding for embryonic-stem-cell research, and importation of prescription drugs.

But McCain won't stop there in his effort to rehabilitate himself in the media's - or maybe his own - eyes. He will forge common ground on a long list of initiatives that go far beyond where he has gone before, including the stimulus package.

Alas, the two White House rivals now stand positioned to help secure each other's place in history. The next mainstream media blockbuster could be Barack Obama and John McCain: The Movie.

McCained. Remember the term.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Some Things...

.... are better left unsaid.
Color Me, GREEN!

Had to skip over here and pick up some more Carbon Credits. 3 SUV's, a boat, lawnmower and a weed whacker left me no choice.
Now, I am better than you.

Times are bad....

LIFE IN THE 1500's

Perspective. Here are some facts about the 1500s:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.
Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.
The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water.
Then all the other sons, then the women and finally the children.
Last of all, the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood
underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became
slippery and sometimes the animals would slip off the roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed
a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess
up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would
get slippery in the winter when wet , so they spread thresh (straw) on
the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on they adding more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside.
A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the saying a 'thresh hold."

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that
always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight, then start
over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for
quite a while. Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold,
peas porridge in the pot nine days old."

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It
was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon." They would
cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew
the fat."

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content
caused some of the lead to leach onto the food causing lead poisoning
death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top or "upper crust."

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would
sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking
along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.
They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days. The family
would gather around and eat, drink, wait and see if they would wake up.
Hence the custom of holding a "wake."

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of
places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and take the bones to a "bone-house" then reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside. They realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer."

Now...we have hope.......
How it all began.....

Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.

The two most important events in all of history were:

1. The invention of beer, and
2. The invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer, and the beer to the man.

These facts formed the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

1. Liberals
2. Conservatives.

Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.

Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ's and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.

Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. The rest became known as girlie-men.

Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy and group hugs, the evolution of the Hollywood actor, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide all the meat and beer that conservatives provided.

Over the years, Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, theelephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass.

Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals also invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat.

Conservatives drink domestic beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big-game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, corporate executives, athletes, Marines, and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living.

Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production.

Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

Here ends today's lesson in world history.......

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


The IDF captured a "Hamas Intelligence map". (No, that's not meant to be an oxymoron.) Above is a video explaining the map. It shows the positioning of snipers, IED's and anti tank mines. Placement is next to homes, mosks, and a fuel depot. If the IDF attacks an area or launches a missile strike the IED's and anti tank mines go off providing secondary explosions and killing innocent citizens. The deaths are then blamed on Israel.

Proof of how the Hamas fights. I expect this will be the lead story on all of the MSM stations tonight.....

The guy is not even in charge yet and ...

Hardline demonstrators burn posters of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama, during a demonstration in support of the people of Gaza, in front of the Swiss Embassy in Tehran January 13, 2009.

Prolly ran out of Bush posters.

The number of people leaving California for another state outstripped the number moving in from another state during the year ending on July 1, 2008. California lost a net total of 144,000 people during that period — more than any other state, according to census estimates. That is about equal to the population of Syracuse, N.Y.

California's loss is extremely small in a state of 38 million. And, in fact, the state's population continues to increase overall because of births and immigration, legal and illegal. But it is the fourth consecutive year that more residents decamped from California for other states than arrived here from within the U.S.

The folks leaving are not the ones that immigrated, "...legally or illegally..." a few short years ago. It is the working members of society. The business owners and professionals who have had enough. While the loss may be viewed as "...extremely small...", the group is the backbone of the economy that is leaving.

Among other things: California's unemployment rate hit 8.4 percent in November, the third-highest in the nation, and it is expected to get worse. A record 236,000 foreclosures are projected for 2008, more than the prior nine years combined, according to research firm MDA DataQuick. Personal income was about flat last year.

With state government facing a $41.6 billion budget hole over 18 months, residents are bracing for higher taxes, cuts in education and postponed tax rebates. A multibillion-dollar plan to remake downtown Los Angeles has stalled, and office vacancy rates there and in San Diego and San Jose surpass the 10.2 percent national average.

Median housing prices have nose-dived one-third from a 2006 peak, but many homes are still out of reach for middle-class families. Some small towns are on the brink of bankruptcy. Normally recession-proof Hollywood has been hit by layoffs.

Some large towns are on the brink too. San Diego, for one. The solution from Sacramento? Raise taxes. We are already pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. Corporate taxes are in the top five. (8.4%) [Hint: Nevada has ZERO, Colorado has 4.6% corporate tax] Yet our Republican Governor has caved in to the liberals that run the state and is orchestrating an illegal scheme to raise taxes without a two-thirds vote. How? They are calling it a "Fee Increase". How witty of them. Websites, here, here, here and here, have commented on and have been set up for those saying "adios" to share information.

The signs back in the early 1900's said "California or Bust"... they are heading the other way saying ....

"California, Busted!"

Monday, January 12, 2009

Paging AlGore.....

How's come this headline is not being shouted from the rafters??

Rapid growth spurt leaves amount of ice at levels seen 29 years ago.

Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Ice levels had been tracking lower throughout much of 2008, but rapidly recovered in the last quarter. In fact, the rate of increase from September onward is the fastest rate of change on record, either upwards or downwards.

Hmmmmmmmm......yet another GlowBall Warming myth BUSTED!

Old Days......

....good times I remember.

Point Reyes circa 1985
New Deal...
Bad Deal.

I am working on a little post on this topic but found this article of note. FDR was always a pompous self promoter. His "New Deal" was a disjointed, contradictory set of fix it quick schemes that had little positive effect until the WWII began in earnest. That effort got us out of the depression.

The New Deal metaphor in wide circulation today is based on the illusion that, since New Deal interventions were effective in dealing with the Depression, they are the right medicine for dealing with today's financial crisis and economic slowdown. This illusion is driven by a deep misconception: that the market-oriented policies of the past quarter century were a great mistake and should be replaced by a more coordinated set of policies that (it is argued) will yield more stable growth and a fairer distribution of income. Thus the New Deal metaphor is now invoked as a call to overturn the free-market revolution of the 1980s, just as the New Deal threw overboard the Wall Street-favored policies of the 1920s. Such hopes are based on a fairy tale version of the New Deal and a highly ideological interpretation of recent history. In combination, they provide a shaky foundation for current policy and are a trap for Democrats.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

I knew I had gone too far when I cheated the convicted gem smuggler. I had crossed the ruby con.

Reported sightings of the abominable snowman are yeti to be confirmed.

When the human cannonball retired they couldn't find a replacement of the right caliber.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


"...Saying that you want to spend your way out of recession is like saying the best way to avoid a hangover is to not stop drinking..."

Friday, January 09, 2009


YOU can believe in.

Me? Not quite yet.
It's Aloha Friday..........

no work till Monday!!!

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

Island dreamin..... Busy Busy, Troop JLT, Eagle Projects, maybe do some varnish on the boat. Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Holy Mackeral!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Well, Hello Betty!

Candied Bacon Martini.
Bacon, my one weakness. Get your own here.

Looking at this photo you have to acknowledge that the driver of this contraption, at some point, evaluated the head gear options and elected the classy white accoutrement over the one on his handlebars. As to the chap in the back, well, I got nothing.

Choices. We all make them. Some good, some not so good.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


In an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated Mitch Albom works some magic on a state that is near and dear to the olde Rumbear's heart.

Because we may be a few steps behind the rest of the country, but we're a few steps ahead of it too. And what's happening to us may happen to you.
Do you think if your main industry sails away to foreign countries, if the tax base of your city dries up, you won't have crumbling houses and men sleeping on church floors too? Do you think if we become a country that makes nothing, that builds nothing, that only services and outsources, that we will hold our place on the economic totem pole? Detroit may be suffering the worst from this semi-Depression, but we sure didn't invent it. And we can't stop it from spreading. We can only do what we do. Survive.


This illustrates one reason why insurance is prohibitive for amphibious aircraft. I'm just saying.....

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Moons Over Colorado!

....that's not how you ride a ski lift!

Two moons over Colorado!

Some hapless sot managed to lose his seat and pants while dangling from a ski lift at Vail Colorado. Follow the link and see how the explanation sounds to you!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Returned Gifts.

I got this from Arlo in accounting. Not sure how to take it.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

The magician got so mad he pulled his hare out.

When an actress saw her first strands of gray hair she thought she'd dye.

I used to be a tap dancer until I fell in the sink.

Saturday, January 03, 2009


Okay kids, several have asked Hey Rumbear, what's up with the Israeli's turning down a 48 hour cease fire with Hamas.

The Rumbear has stayed out of this one for several reasons.
A). I support Israel 100%.
B). See A above.

So, why no cease fire? Let me ask you a question...what happens in the US in 17 days? Do you think the next guy will provide unwaivering support for Israel? Me either.

In layman's terms it's "Git Er Done" time.

Here's a link to a long article that says pretty much the same thing. Oh, and here's a link to the Israeli Defense Force YouTube site. The one YouTube keeps trying to wipe out.

Your welcome.
Because He's Right.

Vaclav Klaus is the new Presdient of the Europeon Union (EU). He does not believe in GlowBall Warming. At all. This is cause for grave concern amongst the true believers. On a continent with a long history of torturing those who fail to follow the presently accepted beliefs, (see Galileo, Keplar, Brahe), the Presidency of Klaus and his beliefs borders on heresy.

The European Union's new figurehead believes that climate change is a dangerous myth and has compared the union to a Communist state. But there are already fears that,..... the Czech effort will be mired in infighting and overshadowed by the platform it will give to Mr Klaus and his controversial views.

Catch that last line??..."his controversial views." Let that sink in for a minute. Now, apparently in Fortress Europa, if YOU do not believe in GlowBall Warming, YOU have controversial views.

What a load of tripe.

Friday, January 02, 2009

It's Aloha Friday..........

no work till Monday!!!

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

A sunrise over Haleakala starts the new day ..... it also begins the New Year.
Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Red Wings dominated the Blackhawks at the Winter Classic. Lessons learned for the upstarts from Chi-town.

You don't tug on Superman's cape.......
Uncle Jay Reviews the Year!
(Another Hat Tip to my Michigan. Hmmmm, may be an Associate Editor in the making?!!)