I know, normally one wouldn’t be happy about experiencing such things.
But, since I just spent the last week and a half on a 2000 mile plus sojourn to Gig harbor Washington and back, including the drive down the spectacular but very-far-from-civilization Coast highway 101 from Washington to California, well…. Lets just say that having my alternator go out here at home versus… Out There…. Somewhere….
Yeah…. I’m pretty happy about that!
Plus, my alternator was under warranty.
PS. Here is just one of the pics of the gorgeous scenery I past by. This is in Washington, somewhere south of Aberdeen, on the first evening of the trek home.
This morning, just for the heck of it, I decided to check in on a certain site to see what is going on. On one post, a familiar liberal named Kevin writes this comment:
In keeping with the tradition of issuing personal attacks on the drop of a hat, NDT, the guy who accused me of wanting Gay Patriot author Dan Blatt to kill himself, predictably writes:
And before Kevin can even respond to the first personal attack:
And so it goes. The authors of the blog that says it has this policy:
Remember that the people under discussion are human beings. Comments that contain personal attacks about the post author or other commenters will be deleted. Repeated violators will be banned. Challenge the ideas of those with whom you disagree, not their patriotism, decency, or integrity.
Will no doubt ignore it.
It is funny too, because one of the comments made in another blogpost says this:
V the K — that’s because rules are for other people, not Democrats. It’s also why they are terrified of Voter ID (it will prevent them from stealing elections).
Comment by Acethepug — July 26, 2013 @ 4:24 pm – July 26, 2013
PS. For those not aware of my battles and pleading with the admins of Gay Patriot to actually enforce their own stated policy, the background is here and here.
PPS. And yes, that is an Animal Farm reference.
It hasn’t been all that long, but it does feel like it’s been a while.
I’ve been traveling for the last week +. For much of that time I was staying at a cabin in the Lake Wenatchee area of Washington state. It was beautiful, but there was no internet at all, so I couldn’t blog about it or anything else on my vacation. I did bring my rooted android phone with me, rooted for the express purpose of tethering to my laptop in case there was no wifi signal, but AT&T coverage sucks in WA – my family, those that live in the state all have Verizon and can make calls anywhere it seems. There was no signal at all where I was…. Surprise! Not. So I couldn’t blog even if I wanted to.
Today is going to be very busy catching up on work and I doubt there will be time to write much of anything. But I will do a post in the next couple of days to reflect on my little summer adventure.
I have argued with many of my liberal friends that George Zimmerman was not a racist. I stand by that opinion.
That said…. I think he should have gotten a guilty verdict, because in my opinion, when Zimmerman stepped out of the truck to pursue Martin, the “stand your ground” law became moot. But I was not on the jury.
I was also not on this jury. I can almost excuse the Zimmerman verdict.
But there is no way to explain this one.
This, my friends is what institutional racism looks like.
Aldo II is gone… Sold to a guy up north.
It’s a sacrifice that had to be made for both the tax man, and for the new business. zi’m certain there will be more sacrifices to be made in the future.
So, I’m in the process of launching a new company call Acoustic Frames.
I’ve been building a few prototypes to see what works and what doesn’t. The first one I built a few weeks ago was not very good. This new one featured below is the second prototype. It turned out much better. There are still some design changes to be made, but we’re getting closer to a presentable product.
The final product won’t be white, as that shows dirty to easy. Also, this is not the final dimensions of the illustration area. It’s going to be longer. The image on their now is one of my old “Frogonit” Tee-Shirts, a project I started right after I graduated from college in 92, but never really pursued it once I got some shirts printed. I just lost interest in the whole idea. We didn’t have the internets back then, and I didn’t have anywhere to sell the tee-shirts but at swap meets. Many of the shirts ended up being gifted to friends.
Anyway. Here is the second Acoustic Frame prototype. Hope to have another closer to what the final production model built tomorrow.