Saturday, November 24, 2012

How Many Hundreds Of Millions Do We Waste On Electric Cars?

SKYNEWS


A Chinese farmer worried about his country’s pollution problem has come up with a bizarre four-wheeled solution.
In a small tractor workshop in the dusty village of Banjiehe, an hour outside Beijing, 55-year-old Tang Zhenping has been hard at work on a car he dreams will one day become the people's popular choice.

Mr Tang's model - built in just three months for around £1,000 - is electric, with a battery that needs to be charged from the mains.
Its engine uses scrap parts from a motorcycle and electric scooter, while its steering wheel, upholstery and headlights all come from a Chinese-made Xiali hatchback.
But what makes the one-seater special is the turbine on its nose.
When the car reaches 40mph, the blades spring into action, generating what Mr Tang claims is extra power.
He claims the turbine means his car's battery – which would otherwise need to be recharged daily – only requires charging every three days.

However, critics say that any power generated by the turbine would be outweighed by the energy expended in propelling the vehicle forwards.
The farmer says he dreamed of building an electric car for three decades, but was unable to interest government officials or private investors.
He now hopes car manufacturers will take an interest in his prototype.
"I'm not doing this just for the money," he told Sky News.
"I dream of seeing my car being driven on highways. I want to serve the people."


FOUR RETIREES VISIT A BAR



FOUR RETIREES VISIT A BAR
       
    Four old retired men are walking down a street in Phoenix , Arizona . They turn a corner and see  a sign that says, "Old Timers Bar - ALL drinks 10 cents."
 

  
    They look at each other and then go in, thinking this is too good to be true.  
    The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, "Come on in and let me pour one for you! What'll it be, gentlemen?"  
    There's a fully stocked bar, so each of the men orders a martini.  
    In no time the bartender serves up four iced martinis shaken, not stirred and says, "That'll be 10 cents each, please."
    The four guys stare at the bartender for a moment, then at each other. They can't believe their good luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round.
    Again, four excellent martinis are produced, with the bartender again saying,"That's 40 cents, please."
    They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity gets the better of them. They've each had two martinis and haven't even spent a dollar yet.  
    Finally one of them says, "How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime a
piece?"  
    "I'm a retired tailor from Phoenix ," the bartender says, "and I always wanted to own a bar. Last year I hit the Lottery Jackpot for $125 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime. Wine, liquor, beer it's all the same."  
    "Wow! That's some story!" one of the men says.     
    As the four of them sip at their martinis, they can't help noticing seven other people at the end of the bar who don't have any drinks in front of them and haven't ordered anything the whole time they've been there.  
    Nodding at the seven at the end of the bar, one of the men asks the Bartender, "What's with them?"  
      
   The bartender says, "They're retired people from Florida. They're waiting for Happy Hour, when drinks are half-price..."

Irish ...The Early Years


Friday, November 23, 2012

DIY Shovel AK...

I found this linked on Ace's Side Bar.

Check out the workmanship:

LOTS MORE HERE



Progressives and Cultural Diversity....

Found over at BIGFURHATS, 

Do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing...as BFH says THIS IS GOLD.


Don't give  up on it, watch it all the way through.




 




Click the link to Big Fur Hat's for the comments.

Never Have and Never Will.....Ever...


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

When you get a minute watch this..Seriously, watch the whole thing. You will be giving a standing ovation at the end.


h/t to cw swanson

Bad Parrot....

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. 

Every word out of the bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.
John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude.

John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.
For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.

Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.


Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said:
"I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my despicable and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude.


As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly,

"May I ask what the turkey did?"





HAPPY THANKSGIVING!






h/t to John M.

Thunder in The Valley.....


Angry Mike, Getting Blogfodder at a Wedding....


So Let Me Get This Straight...

Russian millionaires are buying up very expensive property in MIAMI?

I didn't think that there were millionaires allowed in communist countries..I thought they had to "share"
the wealth.....who knew?

The Hospital Reports Injuries and DSS Investigates...

This picture was on the internet. How many times do you read a story about an injured child and the DSS and the police get involved and the parents are made out to be monsters?

When in reality......




BACON EXPLOSION!! The Carnage....

Well the cooking went okay, although I was distracted from the grill and the bottom got a little charred.

 I decided to slice it into sections and grill them like steaks instead. Overall I would give it a 3.5 out of 5 ( it is bacon and sausage mind you). The sausage and BBQ sauce over powers any bacon flavor. 

It has a good amount of sodium as well.

 If you do try one I would recommend reheating in an over vs. the grill. I don't think you will scorch the bottom. 

Although it's good, I think I would prefer just a nice pile of thick cut low sodium bacon instead of this.



 

It's Almost Summer....almost


H/t to bayouwulf

BACON EXPLOSION!!.....Cover Me I'm Goin In....

About a year ago fellow blogger Odysseus did a post on something called the

 BACON EXPLOSION!

Since I , being a bacon lover, am a bit daring, I went out on a limb and bought one.

 It has been defrosting for a few days and today it will be cooked for lunch.... stay tuned.

MMMmmmmm.........




Hopefully this will be the result!!!







Hopefully THIS won't be the result....









Irish...circa 1963


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Feral Irishman After Dark..Her Name Is Sabine Jemeljanova and You're Welcome.


Here's a little tease for the midnite post......


♫♫ Return To Serenity.....♫♫

New Federal Golf Rules

New Federal Golf Rules



President B.H.O. Has recently appointed a Golf Czar.
Major rule changes in the game of golf will become effective January 1, 2013.
This is only a preview as the complete rule book (expect 2716 pages) is being rewritten as we speak.
Here are a few of the changes:
Golfers with handicaps:
- Below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%.
- Between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees.
- Above 18 will get a $20 check each time they play.
The term "gimmie" will be changed to "entitlement" and will be used as follows:
- Handicaps below 10, no entitlements.
- Handicaps from 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts.
- Handicaps above 18, if your ball is on the green, no need to putt, just pick it up.

These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring.

In addition, a Player will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round.

Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par.

Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can that player begin to count his pars and birdies again .

The current USGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term "net score" will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above.

This is intended to "re-distribute" the success of winning by making sure that in all competitions every Player above an 18 handicap will post only "net score" against every other player's "gross score".

These new Rules are intended to CHANGE the game of golf.

Golf must be about Fairness. It should have nothing to do with ability, hard work, practice, and responsibility.

This is the "Right thing to do."

So, please remember; if you shot a round of golf under par, you didn't shoot it yourself. Someone else built that course, and someone else cut the grass so that you could play on it. Someone else built the clubs and the cart.

Is It Too Early for Dessert?


Irish...The First and Last Hunting Trip...

I Feel The Same Way When I Get On The Scale...


Bug Out Bag Suggestions?

My buddy next door to me at the industrial park called me from a flea market last week. He said they had heavy duty military back packs for $65.00. I told him to grab me one.

I know that some others have made lists of items for a grab and go bag and I found some great sites
with all the items listed at Amazon.

What do you recommend?  Do you have links to some good posts that list the items?

Here are a few I found:

HERE

HERE






Today's word is.................. Fluctuations





I was at my bank today; there was a short line.  There was just one lady in front of me, an Asian lady who was trying to exchange yen for dollars. It was obvious she was a little irritated . . .

She asked the teller, "Why it change?  Yesterday, I get two hunat dolla of yen.  Today I only get hunat eighty?  Why it change?"

The teller shrugged his shoulders and said, "Fluctuations."
The Asian lady says, "Fluc you white people too"

(You know you're laughing...)

Yup... it's Tuesday....need coffee.......


It's the wee hours of the morning....


Monday, November 19, 2012

What's required to make this happen? Nothing more than turning off the EBT cards for 72 hours......

They have already divided us.  

Everyday it seems that we are losing this once great country.

Somehow I can see this happening:


ARTICLE HERE

1) Purposely shut off all EBT cards. (Takes just two seconds at JP Morgan.)

 2) Blame it on a cyber terrorist attack and use the crisis to institute harsh new police state controls over the internet. ("Never let a good crisis go to waste...") 

 3) Allow the "EBT riots" to unfold. Keep the National Guard away for long enough to let things get out of control and have scary footage broadcast on the evening news.

 4) Once things are bad enough, announce Martial Law and bring in the troops to turn America's streets into a Nazi-style police state surveillance and enforcement system, complete with TSA-run checkpoints on all major roads.

Chandelier View.......


Object Graveyards....

H/t to reader Bosko!


Have you ever wondered what happens to decommissioned machines and other similar facilities that people once used? Some of these objects are being recycled, and many of them are piling up on the so-called Object Graveyards and there waiting to be completely eaten by the ravages of time. Places of natural decomposition of such objects can be unusual tourist destinations and sites to capture amazing photos.

Here are some pictures from the SITE






 

Gettin' a little sumpin' sumpin'.....

A farmer stopped by the local mechanics shop to have his truck fixed.
They couldn't do it while he waited, so he said he didn't live far and
would just walk home.
On the way home he stopped at the hardware Store and bought a bucket
and a gallon of paint. He then stopped by the feed store and picked up
a couple of chickens and a goose. However, struggling outside the store
he now had a problem - how to carry his entire purchases home.

While he was scratching his head he was approached by a little old lady
who told him she was lost. She asked, 'Can you tell me how to get to
1603 Mockingbird Lane ?' The farmer said, 'Well, as a matter of fact,
my farm is very close to that house I would walk you there but I can't
carry this lot.' The old lady suggested, 'Why don't you put the can of
paint in the bucket.
Carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry
the goose in your other hand?' 'Why thank you very much,' he said and
proceeded to walk the old girl home.

On the way he says 'Let's take my short cut and go down this alley.
We'll be there in no time..

'The little old lady looked him over cautiously then said, 'I am a
lonely widow without a husband to defend me.. How do I know that when
we get in the alley you won't hold me up against the wall, pull up my
skirt, and have your way with me?'

The farmer said, 'Holy smokes lady! I'm carrying a bucket, a gallon of
paint, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly
hold you up against the wall and do that?'

The old lady replied, 'Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket,
put the paint on top of the bucket, and I'll hold the chickens

More Shit That Will Make You Want to Take Your BP Meds....



 Thanks to all the assholes that voted for Elizabeth Warren.. you are fools.

 There can be unseemly exposure of the mind as well as of the body, as the progressive mind is exposed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a creature of the labyrinthine Dodd-Frank legislation. Judicial dismantling of the CFPB would affirm the rule of law and Congress’s constitutional role.
The CFPB’s director, Richard Cordray, was installed by one of Barack Obama’s spurious recess appointmentswhen the Senate was not in recess. Vitiating the Senate’s power to advise and consent to presidential appointments is congruent with the CFPB’s general lawlessness.
 
 
The CFPB nullifies Congress’s power to use the power of the purse to control bureaucracies because its funding — “determined by the director” — comes not from congressional appropriations but from the Federal Reserve. Untethered from all three branches of government, unlike anything created since 1789, the CFPB is uniquely sovereign: The president appoints the director for a five-year term — he can stay indefinitely, if no successor is confirmed — and the director can be removed, but not for policy reasons.
One CFPB request for $94 million in Federal Reserve funds was made on a single sheet of paper. Its 2012 budget estimated $130 million for — this is the full explanation — “other services.” So it has been hiring promiscuously and paying its hires lavishly: As of three months ago, approximately 60 percent of its then 958 employees were making more than $100,000 a year. Five percent were making $200,000 or more. (A Cabinet secretary makes $199,700.) 


HERE'S THE REST

Meanwhile in Texas....


Endless Summer....

It's MILFY MONDAY!!..... Where Art Thou Wirecutter?

Hurricane Sandy, FEMA, Disaster...

I saw this post over at CMBLAKES about the hurricane mess in New Jersey and New York.

There is a link to this CHUCK NORRIS article and the horrors that are going on there.


Right now, homeless Americans are literally freezing, wrapped in blankets and trash bags as they struggle to survive in FEMA tent cities such as New Jersey’s “Camp Freedom,” which reportedly “resembles a prison camp.”
“Sitting there last night you could see your breath,” displaced resident Brian Sotelo told the Asbury Park Press. “At (Pine Belt) the Red Cross made an announcement that they were sending us to permanent structures up here that had just been redone, that had washing machines and hot showers and steady electric, and they sent us to tent city. We got (expletived).”
Sotelo said Blackhawk helicopters patrol the skies “all day and night” and a black car with tinted windows surveys the camp while the government moves heavy equipment past the tents at night. According to the story, reporters aren’t even allowed in the fenced complex, where lines of displaced residents form outside portable toilets. Security guards are posted at every door, and residents can’t even use the toilet or shower without first presenting I.D.


Have any of you heard or seen anything as to what's going on?

Do you have contact with anyone in the area?

It seems odd that we saw the mess Hurricane Katrina left in N.O. day after day after day.

There doesn't seem to be the same type of info coming out.

Yup....It's Monday


Sunday, November 18, 2012

G-nite...




Ipecac*....

* if you don't know what it is, use google

Lord of The Dance...


Perfect for your Carry on luggage when traveling...


October FAIL Compilation...

You can't have freedom for free....

Waiting for the winds of change
To sweep the clouds away
Waiting for the rainbow's end
To cast it's gold your way
Countless ways
You pass the days

Waiting for someone to call
And turn your world around
Looking for an answer
To the question you have found
Looking for
An open door

You don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be

What you own is your own kingdom
What you do is your own glory
What you love is your own power
What you live is your own story
In your head is the answer
Let it guide you along
Let your heart be the anchor
And the beat of your own song

You don't get something for nothing
You can't have freedom for free
You won't get wise
With the sleep still in your eyes
No matter what your dreams might be






Solar Eclipse In Australia This Past Wednesday...

Picture from APOD





1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom Aerodynamic Coupe


Well Now... I Just Made It Over The 2 Year Mark.

My Blogfather Jay G over at MArooned was the inspiration to get started.

I've conversed with a lot of good people all around the country and from around the globe.
It's been interesting to see and read all the amazing things that the internet offers from in front of a  keyboard and monitor.  

Thank you all that stop by and comment and share my corner of the webz.

Irish... aka Pissed.

Here's some stats from my blog:

This was my first post 11-16-2010 at 2:56 pm.


Since then I have had almost 2,250,000 page views and almost 12,000 comments.

There have been  4637 posts ( ya I know some are just dumb but I just post what I  feel)

Here are some stats:

URL TRAFFIC:   ( Thanks Wirecutter you're number one and you better come back you fucker)

 


PAGE VIEWS:


AUDIENCE:

AND FINALLY, THIS IS THE MOST VIEWED IMAGE: ( lots of sick bastards out there ;) )


As Blue says:  Stay Safe.

BACON!!!!....The Shop Smelling There of,







Thanks to CW for the suggestion from 3 days ago....

Meanwhile....on the outskirts of some middle eastern town...



(photo from bing's homepage. This was the first thing that came to my mind)