A light, airy, effervescent, blog of grave consequence. (NOT!) Dedicated to those of us who must respond to negative stimuli by Chernobyling (entombing in concrete) our innermost thoughts.

Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thoughts on Memorial Day

I'm a bit late to this, but a post yesterday over at Qu'que Chose and the news last evening that my son's company over the weekend lost another child to the shithole that is Afghanistan got me thinking.

We're losing something in this country when every holiday becomes merely an excuse for a long weekend partying.

I'm guilty of it myself, so this is directed inward.

I think this covers what Memorial Day should be:

In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Friday, May 27, 2011

More videos of the Morganza with the gates open

From this morning. The water has receded a hair and I believe they have closed one of the gates, but it's still rolling pretty well.

First from East to West:

Second from west to east:

There was a dead baby gator in the road at the start of this video.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sometimes skepticism is the best medicine

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Somewhat of a mixed message.

A group of dingbats in San Francisco, (where else?), has gathered enough signatures on a petition to bring a ban on circumcision to a vote.

For some reason, I suspect that these same idiots would have a fit if their right to kill babies was brought up for a vote.

I can hear the conversations in the Planned Parenthood clinic:

Conversation #1: "Certainly. You're only 14, are six months pregnant, need us to stick a spike into your baby's head and vacuum out its brain, and don't want your parents to know? Absolutely. We can do that."

Conversation #2: "You're moslem, and need to find a provider to circumcise your son when he's born? I'm sorry, we don't allow that. That would be cruel."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So, the governator slept around

and no one seems surprised.

Can't say I'm shocked. His wife looks like JFK in drag fer Christ's sake.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Live Video of Morganza Opening

This is supposed to be the feed from the spillway when they open it. Supposed to open at 4pm EDT.

Streaming Video by Ustream.TV

Friday, May 13, 2011

Riding the Morganza Spillway

Here are two videos from my rides across the Morganza Spillway this morning. The water on the right in the first video will be heading to the farmland on the left tomorrow.

Map showing location.

Video 1 from A-B.

Video 2 from B-A.

Another Water Level Reference Location

Click for another location map.

A few pictures from a low spot along LA 61 south of St. Francisville.



Flooding in St. Francisville

Click for location reference Map.

These pictures and video were taken standing at point "A" on the linked map.

The pictures & video from in the previous post were taken at point "B".

This should give you an idea how far the river has moved to the east.




New Roads Ferry Landing Pictures and Video

I wanted to get on top of the levee to see what the river looks like and I figured the now defunct Ferry landing at New Roads would be a good spot. The river is pretty darned high and scheduled to come up another 6-8 feet.








Motorcycle ride over the Audubon Bridge

Took the Buell out to get some pictures and video of the pending mess at Morganza. Figured I'd record my ride over the bridge.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

For those who may be too young to know why Osama bin Laden needed killing:


The pupster is already moping.




New Bridge Across the Mississippi

Drove over the new Audubon Bridge within 90 minutes of it's grand opening this morning. Very neat.







Monday, May 02, 2011

Death of a Playboy

The media has confirmed it. Obama has declared Mission Accomplished for taking care of Osama all on his own. Even down to strangling the last bit of goat-raping life out of his body with his own two hands.

Burial at sea is actually code for "Dumped into a Hog lagoon in South Carolina". The body was surreptitiously wrapped in bacon for transport to reduce the possibility that a Zombie Osama, (not to be confused with a Zombie Obama, (I mean who could tell? Really...? I think they've already got Biden.))might rise up and release a video telling of his having been horribly abused by being made to form a human pyramid with his guards while dressed only in tighty-whities.


Seriously, though. Wonderful that our fine military personnel and intelligence community were able to put this one together and bag the big one. I don't quite understand the celebrations, though. I'm still firmly in the Ann Coulter circa 2001 camp, "Invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity."

If all we're going to do as a nation is station our children to die for nothing in hostile countries while molly-coddling politically connected thugs who wouldn't deliver us the prize even though they were protecting it in the backyard of their own military academy, could somebody tell me what the fuck the purpose of that is?

Until lots of somebodies on their side start vocally condemning the radicalization of their death cult, oops, I mean "religion", (No, not scientology. Sheesh! Some people.)) it's just one more down, 1,649,999,999 to go.