Thursday, April 30, 2009


I was over at the Lumberjack's place. He's a smart guy. I just never knew how smart. Well he took a test and posted the results. Not to be outdone, the old Rumbear grabbed a slide rule and took the same test.

The results? Read em and weep.

Your IQ is 146

Congratulations! You're in the top 0.1% of the population in terms of intelligence, the vaunted 99.9th percentile.

Take the quiz on

Take your own test here. Good luck.
Dr Seuss

......for adults

(Stole it from Denny.)
Good bye Pontiac.

I grew up in Pontiac, the city. Yeah, right by the Silverdome. (but it was not there when I was) I worked at an auto parts store on Wide Track Drive. Now our the One has decided that Pontiac must go. The car, not the city. (Although some would argue the City disappeared long ago.)

Firebird 400, Firebird Trans Am, GTO, Tempest,...well here's what Auto Evolution has to say

The Pontiac car company draws its name from the town of Pontiac, Michigan, where Edward M. Murphy first established the Pontiac Buggy Company in 1893, which specialized in making horse-drawn carriages. Several years later, in 1907, when Murphy realized the future was in motor driven vehicles, he turned the buggy company into the Oakland Motor Car Company.

This company was bought by General Motors in 1909 after the timely death of its founder. The first Pontiac car was the Five Passenger Coach in 1926, introduced to the public at the new York Auto Show. It was a six-cylinder engine meant to be powerful enough to outrun the 4-cylinder cars on the road at the time, but still be cheaper than most models.

The success of this first model which sold in record numbers spawned the next six-cylinder car, the Pontiac Big Six in 1929, so named because of the increased displacement and horsepower. At first Pontiac cars were marketed by GM as a low-price version of their Oakland models, but starting with the 30s, the company tried to ditch the image for “reliable but otherwise boring” cars.

But the first defining model for Pontiac was the 1957 Bonneville, the one who introduced the fin design that would define a whole era of American cars. Among American cars manufacturers, the Pontiac was now seen as a car that was flashy like a Chevrolet but reliable and cheap like an Oldsmobile or a Buick.

In 1964, the first American muscle car was born and it incidentally was a Pontiac, the GTO (Grand Turismo Omologato). From then on, the 60s was going to be all about going as fast as you can with the biggest engine possible. The only thing is that you looked good while doing it in a Pontiac. While the other manufacturers were quick to imitate this trend, the GTO remains the original muscle car.

But the GTO wasn't the only cult car to come out in the 60s bearing the Pontiac logo. In 1967 another American symbol saw the light of day, the Pontiac Firebird, a direct contender for the Dodge Challenger and the Mercury Cougar. Then came the Firebird Trans Am in 1969. both these cars continued to be produced by GM until 2002, a testament to their success.

Thanks for the memories Pontiac. Both of you.
Game . Set. Match.

Cliff May deftly backhands Jon Stewart in a debate on "torture". This is Part 2 of the "unedited" version. (I tried to embed the video but ...) You know John Stewart, that smarmy pseudo comedian who woke up one day with a political agenda. Yeah him. Used to have a funny show funny...think A. Whitney Brown....then he decided, like many entertainers, we all need his opinion.

So here's Cliff May discussing torture with the Brilliance that is Jon. Fast forward to 5:50 where Cliff gets him to say President Truman was a war criminal.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine Flu

Public Service announcement # 242516252.

Okay you guys stop it! Get away from the pigs.

Carry on.
Round Two SCF

NHL Western Conference Semifinals: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Sucks

Game 1 - Fri. May 1 at Detroit , 7:00 PM VERSUS (national exclusive)
Game 2 - Sun. May 3 at Detroit , 2:00 PM NBC (national exclusive)
Game 3 - Tue. May 5 at Anaheim , 10:30 PM FOX Sports Detroit & HD
Game 4 - Thu. May 7 at Anaheim , 10:30 PM VERSUS (national exclusive)
*Game 5 - Sun. May 10 at Detroit , 5:00 PM FOX Sports Detroit & HD
*Game 6 - Tue. May 12 at Anaheim , TBD FOX Sports Detroit & HD
*Game 7 - Thu. May 14 at Detroit , TBD FOX Sports Detroit & HD
Monday's Pun(s) !!!
So it's Wednesday, I was watching hockey....alot. Here ya go.

I'm bad at math, so the equation 2n+2n is 4n to me.

I want ambiguity, or possibly something else.

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

First 100 Days...

of failure.

Financial ruin.
Bank failures.
GM run by Gubbermint.
Inflation Looming.

Only a Democrat would view this as a success.

On the bright side, only 1360 days to go!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Expoding Squirrels?!
Zoicks! You may have to get out your platinum edition of "Caddyshack" after reading up on the exploits of this Carl Spangler wanna be. The Rodenator. Check out the video.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Finch Arboretum is being overrun by ground squirrels, and Spokane Parks and Recreation is bringing in some special artillery.

The agency is using a special machine called the Rodenator Pro to detonate some of the estimated 100 to 150 squirrels tearing up the grounds.

Shades of Carl Spackler, the gopher-hating groundskeeper from "Caddyshack."

The Rodenator Pro pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels - but in a humane way, the agency said.

Humane? "All blowed up Sir!"

Well of course. At least they are not waterboarding the little beggars. Bwaaahahaha!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

God Bless Her

It's been a rough go over the past many months for Ann. The most recent loss is her mother. God Bless them all.

A lot of people claim to be my No. 1 fan -- God bless them -- but my true No. 1 fan left this world last week. My mother quietly stopped breathing last Tuesday, as she slept peacefully, holding my hand. She was the biggest fan of all of us -- Father, me and my brothers John and Jim.


And I'll never see my mother's beautiful face again, at least not for the next several decades here on Earth. I've been looking at her across the room in doctors' offices over the past few years, thinking to myself: There will come a point when you won't see that face again.

For once, I beg to differ. Close your eyes Ann....she's there. I am just shy of a couple decades in to the scenario and mine is with me, today. Hold tight to the memory and I pray you have the same.

Soft and safe to thee.
Well Gosh.

Who knew?

Gallup reports that 56% of the public believes that Obama is doing an excellent/good job. Gallup reported 62% approved of George W. Bush's job performance after the first 100 days. MSM tells us how popular Barack Obama is but the numbers tell a different story especially when used comparatively. Comparing the Gallup poll taken following the first 100 day of George W. Bush and Barack Obama is rather informative especially given the highly contentious nature of the 2000 election.


We got your BJ.
Know Your Bible.

Charla Muller was reading Galatians 5.22-23 in her Bible study group when she decided what she was going to get her husband, Brad, for his 40th birthday. Perhaps disappointingly for him, it wasn't an iTunes voucher. Instead, she was going to give him the gift of sex for 365 nights.

As you know, Galatians 5.22-23 reads: "But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." What's that got to do with a scheduled sex marathon? "From that, I realised I needed to bring something to bear on our relationship to make it fruitful. We had been married for eight years and I wanted to reconnect with Brad, and give him a gift he would never forget."

My birthday is in October...I'm just saying.


Yeah that old reprobate congressman from Pennsylvania. You remember the one. Spending YOUR tax dollars like nobodies business. Ex Marine(*), John Murtha. Well here's one of his little gems.

Your money.

(*) I know some of you dilettantes out there will argue that there is no such thing as an "Ex" Marine. Your wrong. There are two. Murtha and Lee Harvey Oswald. Semper Fi.

Friday, April 24, 2009

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

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

Blessed with a full calendar...Girls softball, 8 man football game, Scout Training, Eagle Court(s) of Honor........whew!! I am tired already.....Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Stanley Cupdate

The Detroit Red Wings pulled out the brooms last night and swept the Columbus Blue Jackets in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The BJ's showed some life last night as they battled into the third period tied 5-5. Right on schedule, the Wings scored with 47 seconds left in the game. The fourth win in as many games gave the wings a clean sweep for the series.

Who's next? Anaheim Poultry or the Vancouver Canuckians. Stay tuned.

Hopey Changey...
How's that working for ya?
The Circle of Life...

In 1986, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University . On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air.

The elephant seemed distressed, so Peter approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee, inspected the elephants foot, and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away..

Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son Cameron were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Peter could not help wondering if this was the same elephant. Peter summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing, and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same fricking elephant.

This is for everyone who sends me those heart-warming bullshit stories.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Party On!

Apparently the Newport Ensenada Race has some competition. What with all that is going on down Mexico way of late, it seems the entries are down. The banning of an entrant didn't help either.
The banned entrant simply went out and started his own regatta. The Border Run starts one hour earlier off of Newport Harbor and finishes guessed it SDYC!

Start in America, stay in America!

.......and a party to boot. I'm in!

Some Days .....

I just miss em.
This would be one.
Tin Pot Dictator Meets Tin Pot president ....

Okay, I hear ya. The olde Rumbear has received several e-mails from you all looking for a comment on the southern swing of the Obama Apology Tour 2009. I have stayed off of the topic as there are ample articles out there about our failed president. Frankly the One is moving in so many directions so fast it is hard to keep up, which, I surmise, is his plan. Chaos works that way. Wo to the Republican that will have to sort out this mess in 4 years. But I digress...

The One meets the Littlest Dictator.... shakes a hand, gets a book and accomplishes what? Well, here's one take from the Wall Street Journal Online that I concur with

In New York this week, I asked a former Eastern European dissident who spent time in prison under the Communists: "If you were sitting in a cell in Cuba, Iran or Syria and saw this photo of a smiling American president shaking hands with a smiling Hugo Chávez, what would you think?"
He said: "I would think that I was losing ground."
The hopeful way to view the Obama administration's openings to Chávez, the Castros, Iran and the others would be: This had better work. Because if it doesn't, a lot of people who've spent years working in opposition to these regimes -- in hiding or in prison in Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, China, Russia, Burma, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Uzbekistan -- are going to get hammered. North Korea's opposition is invisible.

Commie bastards. Nice tie though. (See, I kept it positive!)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


...oh, never mind.

Happy Earth Day!

We here at the Chronicles love Mother Earth. The staff will be leaving early today to gather at a local beach later to celebrate. The evening will be rounded out with the annual tractor tire bonfire and wienie roast. (Bring your own wienie to roast!) We might even get Arlo to lead us in a rousing rendition of KumByYaa!

Y'all c'mon down or light a tire of your own!

They say if you know it you might not repeat it. So much for that theory. Here's a editorial cartoon from 1934.
Wallace was FDR's Vice President. Ickes is the predecessors of today's Harold Ickes...remember him as Hillary's henchman? Click it for a biggun and peruse the commentary. Roger has more of an explanation over at his site.

Planned Economy or Planned destruction, indeed.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Budget Slashed!!

WASHINGTON (AP) --Cut a latte or two out of your annual budget and you've just done as much belt-tightening as President Barack Obama asked of his Cabinet on Monday.
The thrifty measures Obama ordered for federal agencies are the equivalent of asking a family that spends $60,000 in a year to save $6.

Thanks Barry! You da man!! WoooWhooooo. Cut that deficit.


Eagle applications turned in on Friday.
Monday's Pun(s) !!!

What do you call Peruvian Rorschach tests? Inca Blots.

What did the revolutionary pigeon say at the secret meeting? Coup, coup.

England doesn't have a kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool.


au contraire

CNN is up in arms that a behind the scenes YouTube video shows the true colors of one of their pseudo reporters. That pretty much gets it posted here. As Michelle Malken says.....

Grab a copy of the forbidden video and post it yourself on YouTube. I’ve posted the video CNN doesn’t want you to see on my account, too:

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Well, well, well....

Came across this little synopsis of the recent hostage crisis resolution on the high seas via Theo Spark

The real story of Obama's decision making with the hostages...
(From a Marine that lives just outside Coronado where the Seals train. He uses the Coronado Officers’ club.)Having spoken to some SEAL pals yesterday and asking why this thing dragged out for 4 days, I got the following:

1. BHO wouldn't authorize the DEVGRU/NSWC SEAL teams to the scene for 36 hours going against OSC (on scene commander) recommendation.

2. Once they arrived, BHO imposed restrictions on their ROE that they couldn't do anything unless the hostage's life was in "imminent" danger

3. The first time the hostage jumped, the SEALS had the raggies all sighted in, but could not fire due to ROE restriction

4. When the navy RIB came under fire as it approached with supplies, no fire was returned due to ROE restrictions. As the raggies were shooting at the RIB, they were exposed and the SEALS had them all dialed in.

5. BHO specifically denied two rescue plans developed by the Bainbridge CPN and SEAL teams

6. Bainbridge CPN and SEAL team CDR finally decide they have the OpArea and OSC authority to solely determine risk to hostage. 4 hours later, 3 dead raggies

7. BHO immediately claims credit for his "daring and decisive" behaviour. As usual with him, it's BS.

There's more. Head on over. (Click, click)

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words...

Here's an essay ......

Friday, April 17, 2009

Wisdom Through the Years...

Ronaldus Maximus
Here's some excerpts from a great little book I leave laying around the house called "The Quotable Ronald Reagan" by Joseph Holmes

'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'-Ronald Reagan

'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.' - Ronald Reagan

'Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. . was too strong.'- Ronald Reagan

'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.' - Ronald Reagan

'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.' - Ronald Reagan

'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.' - Ronald Reagan

'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.' - Ronald Reagan

'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.' - Ronald Reagan

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it' - Ronald Reagan

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.' - Ronald Reagan

'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'- Ronald Reagan

'If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.'- Ronald Reagan

'When a business or an individual spends more than it makes, it goes bankrupt. When the government does, it sends you - the taxpayer - the bill'-Ronald Reagan
It's Aloha Friday....... work till Monday!!!

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

Girls softball, Band concert, 8 man football game, Scout Fair, Scholar Athelete luncheon........whew!! (Oh and Hockeyball Game #2 Saturday night). I am tired already.....Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Wings Win!

Game one, Round one Wings over BJ's 4-1. Off to a good start. Ozzie had a good game quieting the "goal tending is an issue" crowd. Nash was handcuffed by Lidstrom.


Dem Ducks whipped the Sharks. There is no joy up in Fintown today!

A good Hockey day all around. (Guy...where where are you? Time to put your face on a milk carton??)

Let's Go Red Wings!!!!!

Yummmmm Bacon.......

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can I get a WhooRah!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stanley Cup Round #1

The quest for Cup #12 begins in earnest on Thursday.

Wings are playing the Blue Jackets (BJ's!) in a first round up and down the freeway match up.

Should be a good series. Rick Nash is a beast and has been hounding the Wings all year. Time for that to stop now that the 82 game pre-season is over. Wing fans are confident, BJ fans have apparently gone all fetal and disappeared..... (Guy, call home!)

Here's the ShedYule.....

2008-2009 Playoff Schedule/Results April 2009

Thu Apr 16, 2009 Blue Jackets Red Wings 7:00 PM VERSUS FS-D
Sat Apr 18, 2009 Blue Jackets Red Wings 6:00 PM TSN FS-D
Tue Apr 21, 2009 Red Wings Blue Jackets 7:00 PM TSN FS-D
Thu Apr 23, 2009 Red Wings Blue Jackets 7:00 PM TSN FS-D
Sat Apr 25, 2009 Blue Jackets Red Wings 7:00 PM VERSUS FS-D
Mon Apr 27, 2009 Red Wings Blue Jackets TBD TSN FS-D
Wed Apr 29, 2009 Blue Jackets Red Wings TBD VERSUS FS-D

School's In!

Grab your seats kids. Another video (2nd Edition) highlighting the viewpoints of Peter Schiff is up for your perusal. You remember Peter from earlier posts where he was mocked by the "experts" for forecasting, well, precisely the economic downturn we are living through. Even olde Ben Stein argued with Peter and his forecast of doom.

What now Ben?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Still Number ONE!!

Way to go Mark!
I got mine buddy and it's a good read.

Homeland Security

Yeah, this is what I need to be protected from ...myself.

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.

Now you know why the left was afraid all those years of the supposed powers that Bush had been given. He could have used them like this. He didn't though. That my friends is but one of the differences between a liberal democrat and, well, everyone else. They libtards will use the power to no good.
Welcome to Shit Creek, population: You.
Judge Breck, R.I.P.

Worked on his first campaign for the judgeship. Always had a kind word. Definitely made an impression on the olde Rumbear.

David F. Breck, who served as both a district and circuit judge in Oakland County, died Friday at home after a short battle with leukemia. He was 78.

A graduate of Cranbrook Schools, Judge Breck served on the Birmingham city commission from 1963-1976, where he spent two terms as mayor. He was appointed in 1976 to the 48th District Court and in 1982 to the Oakland County Circuit bench, where he served until his retirement in 2000.

Soft and safe to thee.....

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

Since Bruce got too close to the big blade at the saw mill he is no longer feeling chipper.

The optical scientist who stole his colleague's bifocals was sentenced to three years in a state prism.

The girls swim team has a new coach who acts like she knows everything. Her name is Claire Buoyant.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter!!

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

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

Easter weekend, broken ribs, vicodin, and the last two games of the hockey season......Y'all have a Happy Easter and a GREAT weekend!

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

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Some Days.....

I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline.Got a freakin' call center in Pakistan.I told them I was suicidal.They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

White House Denies ...... Presidential Bow


The White House is denying that the president bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia at a G-20 meeting in London, a scene that drew criticism on the right and praise from some Arab outlets.

To paraphrase the Instapundit.....So who ya gonna trust....your White House or your lying eyes. Follow the link for the video. (or scroll down)

Didn't bow?....just how stupid do they think you are?

You Fight Pilots?!
Funny stuff with the guys.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

We Report, You Decide.

(Thanks W.)

Monday, April 06, 2009

Reason #543672

Just another reason to love our friends from down under.

Up to 40 per cent of Australian women now buy bras with a cup size of DD or higher, new figures from lingerie suppliers show.

In the 1950s, the most common bra-cup size was a B - three sizes less than a DD. Modern breasts are getting so large that some bra companies have introduced cup sizes as high as K, The Sunday Telegraph reports.

Size K?!

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

I was going to start an Apathy Anonymous group, but why bother.

The sign on the nudist camp said, 'Clothed 'til May'.

There is only one way to open the door and that is the key.


Saturday, April 04, 2009

Who Pays?
A video that was originally used to slam President Bush for his meager deficits. Red State re-tooled it for today.

Barack Obama, the World's Greatest Orator (™all news organisations), didn't exactly cover himself in glory when the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson asked him a question about who was to blame for the financial crisis. Normally word perfect, Obama ummed, ahed and waffled for the best part of two and a half minutes. Here, John Crace decodes what he was really thinking .....

Go here. Read of ...

"The question that flummoxed the great orator."

Behold the world view you will not hear from our Main Stream Media.

Ladies & Gentlemen....

the president of the united states.

Yeah, no caps. I guess we are subservient to the House of Saud.

Here's today's quick question: Name one other leader/dignitary that the One has bowed to. Good luck.


Friday, April 03, 2009

Gift Suggestions

for Iran.

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

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

Splashing the Whaler, Spring vacation, a little CR-914 racing......
Y'all have a GREAT weekend!

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

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Frickin iPod.......

The Queen of England. Rule Britannia. An iPod. Apparently the Queen had the Anchor cookware collection. Prolly a re-gift anyway.

It's like we elected the Beverly Hillbillies.

The Rumbear remains speechless.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Oh. My. Gawd.

Please tell me this is an April's Fool joke. Please.

Barack Obama met the Queen at Buckingham Palace today and gave her a gift of an iPod loaded with video footage and photographs of her 2007 United States visit to Richmond, Jamestown and Williamsburg in Virginia.

First, British Premier Gordon Brown visits the states and the One gives him a box set of movie CD's. You know, like the ones you bought your sister when you were headed over for Christmas Dinner without a gift. Yeah, those.

So what's the big deal Mr. Rumbear? Listen to Alan Colmes and leave him alone. Well, see Mr Brown is blind in one eye and can't see much out of the other.....and.....CD's formatted in the States do not play across the pond.

and now the Queen gets a F%$#@* iPod?!!!!