Monday, August 29, 2011
A major flood in Bristol, CT washed away part of a main road and will be closed for a month, making travel in that area near impossible. Over 500,000 homes lost power (not mine), and only about 200,000 have been fixed as of 5pm Monday.
The Connecticut River is out of it's banks, even at the top in Brattleboro,VT the river has flooded the entire downtown section. When that water recedes back down to CT we'll have more trouble in the CT river valley area.
I had no problems at all here in Southington, but the rest of the state took quite a blow. Traveling was near impossible today at work, with roads closed due to down wires and traffic lights out on main roads.
I was only 5 the last time a hurricane landed in CT (1985 Gloria) so I don't remember much other than staying at a hotel for a day or two. I can't compare the carnage from what that storm produced, but this one was pretty mild as far as Hurricanes go.
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Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene is in Connecticut, the eye is still over NYC as of now (9:03 am EST) but will be hitting the shores of Fairfield County soon. Not too bad up in Southington, the winds have only hit a high of about 35mph so far, just a lot of rain. The front yard is flooded and I'm sure the bottom of my street is too (we have a pond on one side a stream on the other).
There seems to be a pattern of getting rained on every damn Sunday, and autumn is coming so that means lots more rain. This August has already been very wet, which is not the norm in CT, not counting this storm, we have gotten over 6" of rain already and that is more than the month average for August.
We still have power here, but Connecticut Light and Power and United Illuminating have reported over 200,000 homes without power combined. Luckily, because I live in a complex, all of our power lines are underground.
This song isn't about a real hurricane obviously, but I still think it fits.
Bob Dylan "Hurricane"
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Irene was supposed to hit CT as a CAT 1 Hurricane, but now may be downgraded to a Tropical Storm once she hits Long Island/NYC. In order to be a cane the wind gusts have to be at or above 78mph. A Tropical Storm can still cause a bit of damage with wind gusts at 50-75mph and there will be coastal flooding, and flooding in small bodies of water.
I'm not too worried, but the first day of school in town has been pushed from Monday to Tuesday to allow for storm clean up. We shall see, but it will be the first time since 1985's Gloria that a Hurricane's Eye has passed over CT.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The nuts came out on Facebook yesterday, there were people actually blaming President Obama for the earthquake that struck 80 miles outside of D.C and was felt all the way up to parts of Vermont. I was in Branford, CT at the time and didn't feel anything but my wife was in Wallingford and said she felt a slight tremor that she initially thought was just the car idling funny.
Here's a link to some good FB reactions. Some are funny and some are just stupid.
Facebook Reacts to Today's East Coast Earthquake
The news stations here in CT have blown this up way out of proportion, which is the media's number one goal. They are also going on and on about Hurricane Irene hitting us, which I'm also not worried about. We haven't had a real hurricane here since 1985, that was Gloria. There have been near misses of course, we had Hurricane Hugo in 89, I believe, but that was just a grazing. Gloria is the only one that hit us dead on and actually caused a lot of damage.
Despite warnings from media and the Holy Ghost, I still remain unconcerned.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Had a late night again last night, went to a Bachelor Party for my wife's cousin, got home around 11:30 not too late.
So, I can't link a youtube video to my blog from my phone so pick out whatever moves you this Sunday. I'm in a bit of a Motown mood myself this morning, so I would pick some Temptations or Marvin Gaye for this morning.
Enjoy your Sunday.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
I was telling my mother this story on Saturday and thought I'd share it with all of you. One thing that I cannot stand is that John McCain assumed that all women are retarded and will blindly follow Sarah Palin just because she is a woman (kinda). Well I came across such a retard the other day at Stop n' Shop.
I was walking behind these two women when one asked the other "So what do you think of Sarah Palin?"
Retard #2- 'Oh my God, I just love her!!!, I was going to vote for Obama but with an everyday woman running how can we not vote for her, we've wanted equality for so long'
Retard #1- 'Oh I know'
Retard #2- 'This is our chance to get a woman in power...we can't let it go'
I swear I almost lost it, I wanted to throw a jar of peanut butter at this lady's head, there's obviously nothing in her head being used anyway. I'm not big on celebs getting all political but Matt Damon said it best..'it's like a bad Disney movie'
I HATE Palin, almost as much as I hate Bush. She hasn't ruined the country yet, but I'm afraid she may get the chance. Then to top it off the other night I tortured myself by pulling up YouTube and watching her with Hannity. Why do I do this? I almost cracked my computer as I was yelling at it and almost threw it. He tossed her lob after lob, would you expect him to throw her a curveball? Of course not. I don't know why I do these things that just piss me off.
I can't wait to see Biden crush her, my only wish is that Obama took Clinton now, she would have torn Palin's head off and shoved it up her ass, grabbed her by the legs and used her as a wheel barrel.
Just picturing that makes me happy
|Are you a little angry? Just remember it is the congress that passes the laws not the president. Lets see who runs the congress THE DEMOCRATS YOU AIRHEAD!!!!!|
|Who isn't angry at the situation that our country is in. And maybe if you paid attention to what goes on in the world you would know that the Dems just took majority two years ago, and laws that they have tried to pass to undo all the crap the GOP has done have been vetoed. |
George W. Bush
1. July 19, 2006: Vetoed H.R. 810, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005, a bill to ease restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Override attempt failed in House, 235-193 (286 needed).
2. May 1, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 1591, U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007. Override attempt failed in House, 222-203 (284 needed). A later version of the bill that excluded certain aspects of the initial legislation that the President disapproved of, H.R. 2206, was enacted as Pub.L. 110-28 with the President's approval.
3. June 20, 2007: Vetoed S. 5, Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007.
4. October 3, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 976, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007 ("SCHIP"). Override attempt failed in House, 273-156 (286 votes needed).
5. November 2, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 1495, Water Resources Development Act of 2007. Overridden by House, 361-54 (277 votes needed). Overridden by Senate, 79-14 (62 needed), and enacted as Pub.L. 110-114 over President's veto.
6. November 13, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 3043, Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2008. Override attempt failed in House, 277-141 (279 votes needed).
7. December 12, 2007: Vetoed H.R. 3963, Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007. Override attempt failed in House, 260-152 (275 votes needed).
8. December 28, 2007: Pocket Vetoed H.R. 1585, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. A later version of the bill that changed a minor provision of which the President disapproved was quickly passed by Congress (H.R. 4986) and was enacted with the President's approval as Pub.L. 110-181 on 28 January 2008.
9. March 8, 2008: Vetoed H.R. 2082, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008. Override attempt failed in House, 225-188.
10. May 21, 2008: Vetoed H.R. 2419, 2007 U.S. Farm Bill. Overridden by House, 316-108 (283 votes needed). Overridden by Senate, 82-13 (64 votes needed). Enacted as Pub.L. 110-234 over the President's veto. Due to a clerical error, this act was repealed by Pub.L. 110-246.
11. 18 June 2008: Vetoed H.R. 6421, 2007 U.S. Farm Bill, re-passed by Congress to correct a clerical error in HR 2419. Overridden by House, 317-109 (284 votes required). Overridden by Senate, 80-14 (63 votes needed). Enacted as Pub.L. 110-246 over the President's veto.
12. July 15, 2008: Vetoed H.R. 6331, Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. Overriden by House, 383-41 (283 votes required.) Overriden by Senate, 70-26 (64 votes required). Enacted as Pub.L. 110-275 over the President's veto.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I can get going without pep pills.
I can always be cheerful ignoring aches and pains.
I can resist complaining and boring people with my troubles.
I can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it.
I can understand when loved ones are too busy to give me any time.
I can overlook it when those I love take it out on me when through no fault of mine something goes wrong.
I can take criticism and blame without resentment.
I can ignore a friend's limited education and never correct him.
I can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend.
I can face the world without lies and deceit.
I can conquer tension without medical help.
I can relax without liquor. ￼
I can sleep without the aid of drugs.
Who am I?
The family dog
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Have a good Sunday
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I realized I should have used this in my last post after it was mentioned by Kevin. There has been a serious lack of PJ on here lately, so here you go. Do the Evolution, what I think is one of the best videos I have ever seen, really gets the point across.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Can you trust the Government? Nope
Writers? Absolutely not
Aunt Bea? Maybe
God? Yeah right
The one thing I always trust are my eyes. I know what I see, and that is all I know.
Here is what my eyes have seen in regards to the economy with Obama and the economy with Bush.
They both suck, but who sucks less? Is Obama getting a bad deal from what Bush has left him? I think in part, yes, he has.
Every Conservative goes on and on about how Obama has ruined the economy and jobs are lost and production down and yadda yadda. I do know that in 2007/2008 times were bad and even though the right denied it we were in a recession. I work in a field of construction, we install signs for major customers like AT&T, Radio Shack, Kohls and so on. During the economic crunch in 2008 work came to a halt. We had 0 installs for what seemed to be a month and survived almost purely on service calls. Even then we had weeks where start time was moved back from about 6:30 am to around 9 am and we were out at 3 instead of 5. This has not happened under Obama, and in fact work has been steady.
I have always thought that you voted based on how your situation has been under the current Government. Under Bush I had no work and under Obama I have had steady work. So, why would I not vote for him again? Do I trust him? Nope, he has given me no reason to. Do I trust any Republican candidate? Nope, there is not one good choice out of all of them.
If the Republicans came out with a can't miss candidate (can't even think of one) I may vote for them, but for now I just have to go with what I see. I see that my tax percentage has dropped and construction is still going. Good enough for me.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
one more for the kids...they both love his Curious George Soundtrack album (I do too)
Hope everyone has an easy Sunday Morning.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
How about our bodies can handle bulk better now? Or develop better. Look at one of the greatest NBA stars of all time, Jerry West, then look at the build of an equal great like Michael Jordan. Jordan was a sculpted athlete but Jerry just looked like a skinny white boy playing amazing ball. Was it just because athletes these days hit the weights more than they did in the 70's? Might be a bad example. How about intelligence...
Are humans getting dumber? Are the kids graduating high school right now really less intelligent or do they just seem that way? There are exceptions obviously, but I see too many unmotivated, lazy, helpless, youth these days. Or is it just because parents these days just don't seems to care? Is it because parents don't want their kids to be raised in the same conservative, old school fashion that they were? If you spank your kids now, prepare for a visit from DCF.
So is it that we are evolving to a lazier form or that kids have too many rights?
Maybe our evolution is self created. As we ignore the warnings and contribute to Global Warming are we going to slowly change? Will we slowly develop more sweat glands? Will we start to have less hair? I know I already have less hair on my head but I've gained more on my ears.
One day we may have the same climate as Venus as the ozone layer breaks down, and future Earthlings will have to study what life was like before the Heat Age. I really hope my bones don't end up on display in a museum.