Monday, January 31, 2011

MTU Winter Carnival

It's that time of year again. Michigan Tech Winter Carnival
will be February 9-12....brrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Bush iCub

The Bush version is the iCub with 7″ extended landing gear, 1.25″ axles, 26″ bush wheels (larger sizes available), safety cables and oversized tailwheel. This is one tough aircraft, designed with an “off-road” mission in mind.

I. Want. One.

A Compliment.....

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

I did a theatrical performance about puns. Really it was just a play on words.

After working for 24 hours straight he called it a day.

In the office she was frantically looking for her false nails only to discover she had filed them away.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jimmy...After the Fall

Me thinks another song is being written

Friday, January 28, 2011

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

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

Girls softball tryouts, lacrosse, a little CR 914 mayhem...... Y'all have a GREAT one!!

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

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

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jimmy's Down!!!

Jimmy Buffett took a tumble off of the stage last night at the end of a concert in Sydney, Australia. He is reported to be doing well in a local hospital with a nice gash on his noggin.

Rum bottles will remain at half filled until further notice.

VIDEO: At the 3:47 mark.

Kidstoned Chewable Valium!

...Just poke at them with a stick.....

Trying something here. Video upload. One of the Rumbear's faves. That's my cuz on the left. Watch for the "Curly Shuffle"...

Oh, What a Night!

(I stole it from Michelle Malkin)


So, how did you do on Barack's Bullshit Bingo last nite? Me? I called BINGO! 9 minutes in and turned it off. El Rushbo had said he was gonna watch it and report on Wednesday. So I watched a movie.

What Movie? RED with that Bruce Willis fellow. Good movie. But, I digress....

SOTU...check out Biff Spackle. He has the recap.

Blah blah blah, founding fathers, yada yada yada. Free enterprise. Sputnik. Solar shingles. California smelt. Green jobs. 400 million green jobs by 2020.

Education -- but no charter schools. Charter schools are the work of Satan. We want to prepare 100,000 new Democrat voters, I mean public school teachers, in the fields of, ahhh, whatever.

Now, listen carefully. I'm a centrist. Promise. Because I'm about to use the phrase... ... ...
illegal immigration. Among Democrats, that's a no-no. We like to call illegals undocumented workers. Or, among ourselves, undocumented Democrats.

Yup, Biff's yur man for the SOTU.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Leave it to Jimmy Kimmel to sort this out for us.

360-degree VR of the "Enola Gay" B-29 cockpit.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday's Pun(s) !!!

I was arrested after my therapist suggested I take something for my kleptomania.

The school had a door made of iron. That was why it was called the school of hard knocks.

When I bought some fruit trees the nursery owner gave me some insects to help with pollination. They were free bees.


Know your rum, me mum would say when I was a wee bear. Well, here's an interesting brand sure to appeal to the hardened aficionado's out there. Ron de Jeremy Rum.

I'm thinking the Midwest Editor in Hiding, Balls, will be on the order list for this one.

Note To Self: Better have Arlo in accounting watching the "expense" reports. It's not that we here at the Chronicles do not trust our contributing editors. We are just equally suspicious of everyone. Cheers!

I Laughed.....

Well, well, well....

A thing called the law has come to Illinois. Rahm (aka Rambo, Dead Fish) Emanuel had the plug pulled on his fledgling campaign to be the next corrupt Mayor of Chicago. Seems the law that requires candidates to actually live in the area for a one year period prior to the election ACTUALLY MEANS the candidate has to live in the area for a one year period prior to the election. Who knew?!

Stoopid judges....

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Get your wallet out..

Packers over Bears
Steelers over Jets
UPDATE: As many have learned...You may not want to bet on me, but don't bet against me! To put it another way, as Uncle Rush says, "Don't Doubt Me".
Super Bowl...Packers v Steelers?? The team with the yellow pants will win.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

They're Freezing Up in Buffalo Stuckin Their Cars and I'm Lying Here Neath the Sun & the Stars.....

See Ya........

The resident nattering naybob of negativity at Comcast/GE/MSNBC, Kieth Olbermann, has left the building. OlberMann abruptly announced his termination last night. His only fan was said to be disappointed. Future plans are undetermined for the naval gazing twit.

In unrelated news.....Rachel Madcow was reported to be in the hallway when the news broke muttering "What about me?"

Student Loans Scheme.

Infographic by College

How Are You Paying for College?

Friday, January 21, 2011

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

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

Quiet weekend around Rumbear Manor. Y'all have a GREAT one!!

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

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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Buh Bye!

Tuesday’s announcement that Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., will not seek reelection—with Sen. Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., following suit today—accelerates an already rapid rate of turnover in the Senate that is altering the body’s composition and its leadership.

Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

For Sale...

....boat storage post. Boat not included.


I was over at Neptunus Lex and he had a post wherein the phrase "Gramscian" march was used. After reading it again a light bulb went on in my bear head. Who refers to Gramsci in a post? I had not heard a reference to that old commie (he always liked to fancy himself a "neo-Marxist") in a while. So, I went a looking and found this post from, as we old bears say, "way back when"

An e-mail from a fellow traveler friend of mine started the gears turning in the olde Rumbear brain. Concepts from college long ago squirreled away into the the part of my brain brain labelled "I don't need this crap"

Nicos Poulantzas

Cultural Hegemony

and a real blast from the past.....Antonio Gramsci.

Now, I am confident the dear readers followed the links at the time and learned all about the Italian commie and his preachings. Yet, here we are today with president Zero in office hosting the ChiComs with dinner and a movie. How did we get here? (Ed Note: What ever happened to Taiwan? Does it still exist?) The final sentence in that post brought it home then and still works today....

Draw your own parallels on the politics of today and what you read. Throw in a little overlay of the Cloward-Piven Strategy and send us a note.

You should do that. It will help you understand what is occurring today.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Major Dick Winters, RIP

The venerable leader of "E"asy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, Major Dick Winters passed away on January 2, 2011. His book was part of the inspiration for the HBO series "Band of Brothers".

“His leadership example both on and off the battlefield will continue to inspire ‘Screaming Eagle’ soldiers for years to come,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Seiber, a spokesman for the 101st Air
borne Division, currently deployed to Afghanistan. “His principles for success on the battlefield are timeless, as they are as critical today in Afghanistan as they were on ‘Fortress Europe’ during World War II.”

Winters talked about his view of leadership for an August 2004 article in American History Magazine.

“If you can,” he wrote, “find that peace within yourself, that peace and quiet and confidence that you can pass on to others, so that they know that you are honest and you are fair and will help them, no matter what, when the chips are down.”

When people asked whether he was a hero, he echoed the words of his World War II buddy Mike Ranney: “No, but I served in a company of heroes.”

“He was a good man, a very good man,” Guarnere said. “I would follow him to hell and back. So would the men from E Company.”

When called upon Dick Winters served in a high and selfless manner. Truly a Great American. Condolences to his family and friends.

Soft and safe to thee.

Passive aggressive......


A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect, sometimes producing an anticlimax.

Raise it down

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.

If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

The evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.

A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire

Dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they
can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.

thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted pay checks.

Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says "If an emergency, notify:" I put "DOCTOR".

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a
successful man is usually another woman.

You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute
to skydive twice.

The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good

making your guests feel like they're at home, even if you wish they were.

I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be
devoured by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.

There's a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so
they can't get away.

I always take life with a grain of salt, plus a slice of lemon,
and a shot of tequila.

When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire
Department usually uses water.

You're never too old to learn something stupid.

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever
you hit the target.

If you are supposed to learn from your mistakes, why do some
people have more than one child?