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.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Different Point of View

If one were to draw a Venn Diagram depicting the overlap between supporters of PETA and supporters of Planned Parenthood I'd wager the circles would be fairly close to concentric.

So, maybe we can make everybody happy by using the dead babies for leather? Then cows can be allowed to live full and fruitful lives.

No need to thank me. I'm a problem solver.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We're the Government. We're here to help...

I'm sorry, but we must confiscate and kill your children.

Thought crimes prosecuted in New Jersey. Building a soccer field for the sand-maggots in Guantanamo Bay.

Now a new article from the Journal of Medical Ethics:

"After-birth abortion: why should the baby live?"

It's a pay only article, but the abstract is stunning.

"Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus' health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled."

Oh well. At least the abortionistas are finally owning the true morality of what they do.

PKD would not be amused.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saving Gas

I moderately hypermile while on my way to and from work. I can normally get about 32 mpg out of my 2003 Dodge Stratus with the 200hp 3.0L V6 and 5 speed without trying too hard. (149,200 miles and going strong.)

Main tactics are never using the brakes and killing the engine at stoplights.

Just because I've been bored, I'm more aggressively working the fuel savings on this tank. So far, using a lot of engine off coasting and general momentum driving, I'm averaging 37.3 mpg for the first 175 miles of this tank. It's really not too hard and I've not made a nuisance of myself in traffic. I keep up with the flow when I have to.

Now that gas down here has hit the $3.50/gallon mark, I'm once again noticing many more people slowing down (and generally getting in my way.) The slowdown usually starts about $3.35. Now it's in full swing and will only continue as people try to make their tanks last until the next paycheck shows up only to be pumped into the tank.

Oh well. Should be in the $4+ range by this summer. We're getting pretty close to the target that uppity prick in the Oval Office set when he first took office. So I guess that's one thing at which the retarded cocksucker has succeeded.

In my world, the slower everybody else goes, the easier it is to go slow without getting in the way and the better mileage I get. So at least I've got that going for me.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

There. I fixed it.

I spent the early part of this morning trying to figure out how I was going to get the front yard to drain away from the porch. The working criteria I had was, Spend less than $50, it has to work 100% of the time automatically, and it can't cause other problems.

Since I have DEMCO as my occasional electricity provider, an electric pump didn't satisfy the above criteria. Installing a French drain system would be over budget and installing a lip on the porch would work, but would not allow water out if any got in.

So I stared at the front of the house for a while and decided to get a hose and let water and gravity show me my problem.

I started the water running and watched what happened. I made the assumption, (correctly as it turned out), that the slab is actually fairly level, so that showed me that I have a decent slope off the the south along the front of the house.

As the water started to pool, I started cutting through the high spots until it pooled again and showed me another high spot. After I got the water flowing away from the house, I looked at how much the sod had over the years, with the assistance of some aggressive fire ants, risen across the front drain field.

I then decided to start stripping the drain field to get the path regraded properly.

Here is the semi-finished product after about a dozen wheelbarrows of mud and sod dumped into the open pit.

The St. Augustine should retake it this spring and then it should start looking a bit better, but now I have at least 2" of clearance on the porch opening when the water is flowing all the way to the driveway.




Saturday, February 18, 2012

When In Rome....

Or rather, When in Louisiana, and you have a excess of H2O, build a levee and install a pumping station.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Whitney, We Have A Problem....

This may seem callous, (heh), but I barely have enough empathy for the people I care about that I can potentially help so I just don't understand the hysteria surrounding the slowest case of media-assisted suicide since Anna Nicole Smith.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

And I'M a racist?

Since I typically think that people should be responsible for themselves, don't really care about the plight of the lazy and the bums, and generally support conservative candidates for political office, I am categorized by the media and the dickheads du jour in the white house as a racist.

The rate of black abortions on a share basis is at least 100% higher than the rate of white abortions.

Sounds like racially motivated eugenics to me. Margaret Sanger must be ecstatic.

Nice scam you've got there Planned-Parenthood. I just thought you enjoyed killing for its own sake. Turns out you're actually conducting state sanctioned genocide.