Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Vacation Shots

What the frig is this?

A lot of Southern Oregon's coast looks like this. Beautiful!

For my buddy Werdna.

Very windy and scratchy Tuesday, but picturesque none the less.

Somewhere north of Gold Beach. Don't know that this spot had a name.

Happy girlies found a not so windy spot to bury toesies.

Four short hours from the worlds largest ball of string!

Amazing views from high ground along the way north. This was not quite to Seal Cave.

This is inside Seal Cave. Tough shot, as no flashes are allowed.

I liked the mossy green cave walls.

North of Seal Cave

Saw a lot of cool old bridges.

Our room in Cannon Beach

What more could I ask for, than the company of friends?

The famed Haystack Rock.

This place looks like heaven. Seriously.

My girlies improving the scenery by being in it.

Just another knockout Cannon Beach sunset. You've seen one...

Z, showing off his rock skipping finesse.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Vacation Monday

Mrs. Chili wants pictures? I deliver! Oh- and in honor of Cheesy, I took a picture of a salad somewhere (see Flickr link at the bottom). Now, to make Andy cry some more- We got a bit of a late start today and grabbed some lunch, but missed this guy:

Damn, why did it have to be a Monday? Cruel fate, how you tease me.

Then we headed south into California with high expectations after having talked to Scott From Oregon, and the further from the Oregon border we got, the more things sucked. This was right near the line. Kamph Memorial Park is nice.

It was foggy when we got there and that burned off by about noon or so, and then the sunburns started. This path lead to a little waterfall and some other riparian type features that were nice.

Then we went to see the Redwoods and that was nice to spend more time and walk some trails. It's an awesome forest. Gordo- no foolin', pictures of this place can't seem to do it justice. Like one of those Grand Canyon kind of things- you have to go to experience it.

There was this tree hugging hippie chick there too.

And Banana Slugs.

Then we went further south to Crescent City, California. What a friggin dump. Seriously. Run down, overgrown, dead, dirty and in places abandoned. There is this lighthouse attraction there and I don't know what percentage of tourists brave the slum to see it. The beach, by the way, had swastika's spray painted on the larger driftwood logs. This picture is generous to the scenery. Stay classy, Crescent City.

After getting our daily dose of hate symbolism, we said Fuck California, and allowed as how Scott from Oregon is either remembering things better than they are, or is on the crack. We got back into Oregon, and like a strange curse on the landscape ended. Grass grew again, the trees were not anemic and frail looking, people cleaned up after themselves- it's a stark contrast. Plus, I saw the fattest cat I ever saw. I had to zoom way in, but you can still ge the idea-

Other than three text messages and one phone call from work, that's about it. We came back to the hotel and had DQ dipped cones. Calories don't count on vacation, right? A dip in the pool and we're done for the day. Tomorrow we'll probably stay local and hit low tide about 10AM. As before, the pics (and others) are available in other sizes here at Flickr

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Like Greenland Is This Green

We're on vacation and here's some of what we've seen so far. The above is some roadside rest stop in Oregon. Yesterday we went from Seattle to Grants Pass, Oregon and met up with Cheesy and Scott from Oregon for margaritas and such. A fine time was had by all. Then today we went a bit further south. We drove down just into California through the Redwood forest:

Then we headed back NW to the Oregon coast and are now in a town I lived in when I was A's age- Brookings. It's a quiet retirement town mostly, but I still love it. 28 years ago, this is where you could find me damn near any summer day:

I think the family is enjoying the R&R. If only the puppies were with us...

Update Note: it appears that there is a tradeoff to be made with Flickr and performance when it comes to embedding in Blogger. If I embed and link to the larger size pics, they really load slowly. If I link to the medium sized pics, the links only show that pic, not the options of sizes. Whatever. Here is the link to Flickr where you can sort this all out for yourself.


Friday, June 20, 2008


You paid attention during 91% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

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When I wasn't high or drunk, I was trying to figure out how to convince girls to let me do things to them. I can't imagine the school system deserves any credit here.

Mothfucking Cocksucking Shithead Sons of Bitch Assholes

Or, as I like to refer to them, Congress. Today, the fucked us all. House Resolution 6304 granted immunity to the telcom companies that illegally spied on us for the shithead-in-chief. Here's the vote roll call,, so you can see if it's time for blood in the streets in your district. My Rep (McDermott) was thankfully opposed.

Oh, and "Mister Yes, We Can"? He supports it. Fuck you Obama- you just lost my vote, asshole. I'm back to writing in Gravel.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For Those Keeping Score: Right 5, Left 1

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Impeach NOW - Get Involved

Please, PLEASE, call (202) 224-3121 (the switchboard of the House of Representatives) and ask for your Representative's office. If you don't know your Representative, now is the time to do your duty as a voter and citizen. Use Project Vote-Smart to find your Representatives. Feed your ZIP code into the search tool on the left. Then call the House Member (you'll only have one- unlike Senators) and vent a little. Tell them that you want them to do their job and to get their asses into chamber and support Representative Dennis Kucinich's 35 Articles of impeachment against President Bush.

Rep. Kucinich is showing some serious balls here, and he needs our support. Even if you are a conservative/Republican, you should call. This is about the rule of law- not partisan differences.


Thursday, June 05, 2008

Proper Homophobia Continues

There is a trend anymore of accusing someone who disagrees with something as being phobic about that thing. Such is the case with those who would say something contrary to homosexuality, being accused of homophobia where fear may not be the root cause. I think it's more often than not simple bigotry. I don't understand so many things people do, and this is but one mystery. At a Mariners game recently, two women were kissing, and an usher was dispatched by some nearby offended person to put a stop to it. Is this really where we are as a culture? How can this be anyone's priority?

I'm not especially tuned into the gay community (and why is it a community? Is there a "community" of perverts that I'm missing?), but so what? People are pretty much the same, and if some other guy wants to put his filthy cock in other places than where I want to put MY filthy cock- fine. None of my business. If it makes him happy- more power to him. I'm more concerned about rape, or violent crime (problems where the gay folks don't proportionately participate). I'm less interested in Lesbians than most men, as I can't escape the awareness that they are a group of women who want nothing to do with my filthy cock, and can't get all worked up sexually while this disappointment looms. Regardless of their preemptive disinterest in my genitals, I include them in these views and mean to use the word "gay" to include either gender. Any two (or more, I guess) people of any combination of race/height/weight/hair color/gender/appendages/blood type/whatever want to consensually do things to one another- more power to them. Even in public. Who are these other people who are so afraid of the human anatomy that they make issues of these things? Is that all the further we have come as a culture? You could site bare assed in the bleachers for all I care, provided you sanitize the seat when you are leaving.

I was not going to mention any of this in a post, as I try to kid myself that smart people aren't the ones who are so prejudiced about homosexuality, but then I read comments at following and article concluding that President Buchanan was gay. I happen to believe that he was, but that's not the point. The comments were presumably from educated and hopefully enlightened people, and they were surprisingly resistant or hostile to the evidence and idea, as if it was a posthumous slight of the man. As though it lessened him somehow. Forget that he was a pro-slavery shithead, it was the gay business that taints his legacy. (aside: "Heh heh- I said "taint")

The more I look around, the more I don't feel so much like a liberal as I do like a radical. Oh, and my ego-centric superiority complex? It's growing like a weed in Pripyat


Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Seriously- What the Fuck?

I know that the dipshit-in-chief has made it trendy to completely fucking toss out civil rights relating to privacy, but now that the fucking Democrats have sponsored and passed *and had signed by the dipshit-in-chief* S. 1858 we're getting it from our would-be saviors. Honest to fuck- we're doomed. The law establishes a database of the DNA OF EVERY NEWBORN IN THIS FUCKING COUNTRY. No consent, no opting out, and surely some of that quality government security and integrity. They'd never misuse or apply this information against us- right? And we were greeted as liberators, right?

Anyone interested in having a child might want to go to Canada or Mexico long about month 8.

Who is behind this (apart from the ghost of Dr. Mengele)? Observe:

Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT]

Cosponsors [as of 2008-05-04]
Sen. Christopher Bond [R-MO]
Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA]
Sen. Benjamin Cardin [D-MD]
Sen. Robert Casey [D-PA]
Sen. Hillary Clinton [D-NY]
Sen. Norm Coleman [R-MN]
Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
Sen. Thomas Harkin [D-IA]
Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT]
Sen. Daniel Inouye [D-HI]
Sen. Tim Johnson [D-SD]
Sen. Edward Kennedy [D-MA]
Sen. Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D-AR]
Sen. Richard Lugar [R-IN]
Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD]
Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
Sen. Bernard Sanders [I-VT]
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]

Note that this list includes BOTH Senators from Washington. Fuck I can't stand them.

UPDATE: I find myself in the infrequent position of agreeing with Ron Paul, and this time for the same reasons. Observe this post

And in my job I have to look out for patient data privacy and observe HIPAA and 21 CFR Part 11, and then they pass shit like this. Fucking tools. I'm really fucking angry right now, as you may have surmised. Was no one inclined to rethink this when they got word that W. was supporting it?


Monday, June 02, 2008

RIP, Ellas Bates

First James Brown, now Bo Diddley. Damn I hate Mondays.


Sunday, June 01, 2008

Inappropriate Number of Prongs!

Irrelephant challenged us to use the word "prong" in a post for Monday. Easy. Prongs are electrical genitalia. The place we're renting is old, and mostly has conventional "missionary style" prong outlets, but the computer prongs usually want three ways. Enter these dealies. I asked Schmoopie how to spell "genitals" and she thought I said "uncle jiggles". That's me. Dirty Uncle Jiggles.