Monthly Archive: January 2012

Jan 31 2012

It just hurts too much

I am in too much pain to post much right now. Chat away, btw the FMLA didn’t apply to my broken back - lung deal because I hadn’t worked where I work for a year at the time. I have now though. Incidentally, I work in Texas, and there’s a reason companies locate facilities to Texas: they can pay …

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Jan 30 2012

Broken bones and broken dreams

You ever notice how when you tell someone about an injury, some will feel obligated to top it? I broke my collar-bone over the weekend, it’s not that bad, especially compared to the broken back I suffered a few months ago. And I know it’s not that bad. It hurts some and I’m told by …

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Jan 29 2012


Continuing in my quest for ever greater injury stories, I happened to fall off my second story balcony this weekend and hit the ground hard. I’ll give more details later, maybe a few days … typing with a broken collar-bone is painful.

Jan 24 2012

The surgery went well

Needless to say I haven’t been around for a couple of days. Reason being I had a minor operation early yesterday and early signs are everything went swimmingly. In fact I fell pretty damn good! Sorry for the absence, I should be back to a regular blogging schedule later this week.

Jan 21 2012

Gingrich projected to win South Carolina

As soon as the polls closed Newt Gingrich was called the winner by most major news networks. That is all, and it’s hilarious.

Jan 21 2012

Cyber coup derails SOPA

The online uprising against SOPA and PIPA is being credited far and wide, even in the tradmed that reported little on the proposals, for killing the ledge. Just think of the effect this kind of activism could have on other issues: (TimesUnion) — In the U.S., momentum against the Senate’s Protect Intellectual Property Act and the House’s …

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Jan 20 2012

Let’s All Go to the Lobby: Release the hounds!

That leggy carton of milkduds is gonna walk out dancing any second now. As the dreaded wingnut wurlitzer cranks up and delivers … more friendly fire. This is what’s so much fun about the GOP race, they have perfected the big lie, the big smear, and trained their base to believe every word unquestionably. Now …

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Jan 19 2012

The prayer circle and the miracle at E-rock

That's me, about pitch 20, a little over halfway up the 3000 foot face on a route called the Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite. Which has almost nothing to do with the story below.

About 20 years ago I was at a climbing area in Central Texas, a beautiful potassium feldspar pluton formed half a billion a years ago, and recently exposed by uplift, now blooming into classic exfoliation domes the size of small towns. In this region there is a designated rappelling rock, a great location with a panoramic view, …

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Jan 19 2012

For Newt Gingrich so loved marriage he wanted his wife to share him with a younger woman

Or the other possibility: Gingrich is an evil, avowed, open hypocrite who does what ever big Newt and his little trouser Newt want at the time. Which, according to his second ex-wife’s new interview, once consisted of Newt asking his sacred betrothed if it was OK for him to fuck his hot young intern while she …

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Jan 19 2012

Let’s All Go to the Lobby: Romney loses IA, in dead heat with Newt for SC

Mittens is under assault by Rick Santourm and Newt Gingrich. Initial results from the Iowa caucuses two weeks ago had Mitt up on Santorum by a lonely eight votes. Those results have been retabulated and the adjusted numbers indicate a Santorum victory by several dozen votes. To make matters worse, Newt has picked up some real big mo …

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