Archive of My Blog from 10.1.08 to 12.31.08
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Happy New Year everyone. Be safe, and enjoy your new year. May 2009 bring you peace, love and happiness.
JpL sends us this Christmas video for the married men out there. Merry Christmas bitch.
As we experience more fun in Palestine, I thought it might be helpful to provide some background regarding the area commonly referred to as Palestine, and it's 'peoples'.
Philip Berg has filed another lawsuit challenging Barry Obama's eligibility to be president
Lots of deconstruction activity at Shea Stadium. Checkout the updates.
Shea Stadium construction page
Frank continues to recuperate well. Thanks for all the inquiries, and the basket of chocolate from the Bank was very thoughtful, and well received.
Our man about town, CH spent some time in the ER as well recently. Feel well, and let us know how you make out over the next week or so.
Congratulations to my sis-in-law BS (Babs). She picked up her brand new ride by Jeep.
Checkout the Series Updates now available.
Great news with Frank. We got home by about 1:00pm. Things went well, operation took less time than expected. Surgeon, Dr Dolan found and removed a fatty tumor mass near the knee cap. He believes this should resolve his problems. Frank did great in recovery, all the staff were nice, and helpful. Here are the pics from this long day @Flickr and my standard Pics of Frank's Knee Operation. Get well Frank. We love you very much. You did real good today son.
It's 5am, and we're headed to North Shore University Hospital for Frank's knee operation. Updates will be made later today.
KP planned a very nice surprise party for Joe at Pearl last night. All of Joe's friends were there to wish him well in the NYPD Academy. Checkout the pics of Joe's NYPD party on Flickr and my standard pics of Joe's NYPD party at Pearl
The issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be President continues to fall before the Supreme Court. I find it odd that the question is still out there, and it has not been fully exposed, so that all sides can accept the facts as they would have to exist. Mr. Obama either is or is not eligible. Simple presentation of certain documents would cleary highlight the facts. Would they not ?
Take the new Musings Poll asking if we should expect Obama to be constitutionally eligible to be our next President
Today is my Momma's birthday. Happy Birthday Mom. I Love You !!!
Our man about town, CH provides us this historical writing on College Point and a few old pics.
St. Paul's College opened in 1839 and closed 10 years later. But the name for this area of Queens - "College Point" - stuck. After the school closed, the Chisholm family erected a stone mansion on the site. This photo from the New York Public Library shows the mansion which was built in 1848. The city took over the property in the 1930s and created "College Point Park". Mayor LaGuardia used the mansion as his "Summer City Hall" in 1937. In 1939, the city decided to demolish the mansion. In 1966, Mayor Lindsey renamed the park after Hermon MacNeil, a College Point sculptor who was known across the nation, mostly for designing the "Standing Liberty" quarter.
My great-niece, JG is at that wonderful camera-shy age. She's a beautiful girl, and should be happy to take pics, but this is fun too. It makes for great surprise shots. Here's a series from Christmas.
Merry Christmas everyone. Have a safe and enjoyable day. Spend time with your family, and take some additional time to think about our troops.
Here's my little present to each of you. Falling Sand game. Fun for kids of all ages.
And if you like Sudoku puzzles, a fun online puzzle site.
My brother FLrc enjoys a birthday today, Happy Birthday my brother from the same mother. I love you !!!. And, if you have banking complaints, call our Help Desk, good luck to ya, and I hope you speak broken Indian.
My cousin ML also celebrates a BD on the 22nd and our intrepid Roving Reporter adds another notch to her birthday post. Happy Birthday everyone, and Merry Christmas. I'll bet you guys got screwed many times each Christmas. Do like my BFtSM and move your birthday to another month. FLrc has his on April 12 and it's worked out well for him...
Our retired Navy friend JgA sends in this Christmas season photo of his son, who is now in Iraq. Please take some time to remember and pray for our deployed servicemen and women.
Please, read Dennis Prager - When a woman isn't in the mood, Part 1. I'm looking forward to Part 2.
Joe and KP came across this image at the mall. Now, the sad part is, that in order for all the carts to get this embroidered on them, some baby had to die. Such is America today...
I think it takes a special person to submit home raw footage of their Olympic tryouts. My AJ offers us the benefit of her experiences, so we can learn. Here are examples of why AJ didn't make it to the olympics.
With Christmas just 2 days ahead, where do you stand with your spending ? Please take our Musings Christmas shopping Poll.
This just in from my AJ, how tell tell if you're having a bad day.
A guy is sitting at the bar just staring at his drink for half an hour when this big trouble-making biker steps next to him, grabs his drink, gulps it down in one swig and then turns to the guy with a menacing stare as if to say, 'What'cha gonna do about it?'
The poor little guy starts crying.
'Come on man I was just giving you a hard time,' the biker says. 'I didn't think you'd CRY.' 'I can't stand to see a man crying.
'This is the worst day of my life,' says the little guy between sobs. 'I can't do anything right.
I overslept and was late to an important meeting, so my boss fired me.
When I went to the parking lot, I found my car was stolen and I don't have any insurance.
I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my wife in bed with the gardener and my dog bit me.
So, I came to this bar trying to work up the courage to put an end to my life, and then you show up and drink the damn poison.
I sure hope this doesn't have any other underlying significance, but a HSBC Bank employee was found hanged in his hotel room in London. As sad as this is, our stock is doing bad enough, we don't need any other scandal to envelope us. Our prayers go out to the family, he was a young man with 2 children.
Good luck to JM at work. He's up for the 2008-09 BOMA/NY Pinnacle Award as Manager.
The Big Guy, WFP, from Tampa forwards this interesting letter to General Motors.
Here's an interesting link to UFO's in Earth's history.
Frank got his learners permit in the mail today. Our young man has a driving license. One year closer to moving out. Congratulations son !!!
Rosanne found this image in our New York sightseeing book. That small building in the middle of our block, is the building described in the brass tablet/door.
We got a good sized snowfall last night, that turned into ice today. Checkout my hot little snowbunny.
Joe was told to report for the academy on January 7, 2009. Congratulations son !!!
I'm trying to do some research on the restoration work being done at our building. It is know as the Knox Hat building, built in 1901, by John H. Duncan. I've come across a bunch of good sites that you might be interested in.
ScoobyFitz sends us the new link for World Trade Center rebuilding efforts. Stop by for updates, images and videos.
Here's an interesting story about what appears to be markings representing some sort of tunneling project in the South Dakota Badlands. Here's someone's analysis as well. Look for yourself on Google Map or Google Earth at these coordinates : Lat 43°31'46.41"N ; Lon 102°43'31.66"W . The area involved is HUGE, if this is tunneling, what is it for ? Me, I think it can explain where a lot of our money has been diverted to. Are we building underground cities or rescue tunnels ? Is it being used to store all the food the government has been buying up ?
Our building is now completely covered with the scaffolding and covering. And now they have an advertisement on the scaffolding bridge. All this activity has forced us south to the cubby hole to hang out. Be sure to come visit us by the brass door/tablet that's also one of our emergency exits.
It's a week until Christmas. How are we all doing with our spending ? Please take our Musings Christmas shopping Poll.
This guy has been praying every day to the flagpole at the NY Public Library. He's facing south, so I ain't clear on who he's praying to.
I got a text message from Joe, and this was posted on 1010WINS, so it looks like Joe will begin the NYPD Academy class in January. He spoke to his investigator, and all his papers are in order, and he was told he's in and to wait for the call to report. That's great news for Joe. He's worked so hard for this, and we are so proud of him. Congratulations son, now get ready to pack some heat ....
New NYPD Recruiting Class Saved
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- With a smile as bright as a child on Christmas morning Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly happily unwrapped a gift for the NYPD Thursday -- the new recruiting class will still go on with recruits entering the academy in January.
Looks like we may be getting good news on Joe's chance of getting into the January NYPD Academy class. Seems the mayor and city council reached a budget deal, and 250 cadets will go into the January class. With Joe being no. 72 and sitting with a Cum Laude diploma, things are looking good. Good Luck today Joe !!!
The Musings is doing great with visitors from our country and around the world. Checkout the latest mapping of my major hits
My honey shoots over this scientific gem. I have to believe that any story or sentence that begins like this - Scientists find hole in Earth's magnetic field - well, that can't be a good story, can it ? Sure enough, you have to read it, and it ain't good. It evens contains the sentence "... Recent satellite observations have revealed the largest breach yet seen in the magnetic field that protects Earth from most of the sun's violent blasts ..."
Now this is interesting - Scientists Discover New Element, the Heaviest Yet Known to Science
I found this story at Rense - Swiss watch found in 400-year-old tomb - UNBELIEVABLE - I have no idea what to make of it, and hope to hear your ideas.
Merry Christmas, from my AJ. Checkout the Ashland University Christmas Card. The music is so pleasing, that you can stay on the card and go about other business on your PC, with the music playing in the background. Thanks AJ !!!
I got a new ornament for our Christmas tree this year. It's my new Festivus PEZ truck. Happy Festivus all.
I know how all of the news reports about the latest Wall St scam can be confusing for our younger viewers. In order to provide visual assistance, this is a prime example of a pyramid scheme, commonly referred to as a Ponzi scheme.
Here's the latest photo of OJ Simpsons' new mansion.
From my AJ, an early letter to Santa -
Dear Santa, Please send me a baby brother.
Santa wrote back: "Send me your mother..."
A lot of demolition has taken place at Shea Stadium. It's almost reduced to just a skeleton. Checkout the pics
Shea Stadium construction page
Some of you have asked how my vacation was. Here's a quick review of what I had to put up with for a week....
Now, I am ONLY kidding. I love being home with my honey ....
We had our first major snow today. The first few flakes were as big as snowballs. I do hate it when it accumulates, but the first snows are the best to look at and to be walking around in.
Ro got a pack of Marlboros from a friend who went to Switzerland. Can't be long before this design makes it here. Even with package labeling like this, cigarettes sell like hotcakes.
JibJab made it to Westchester. Checkout the M's as they rock for Christmas.
Just in time for the Christmas season, here are the Leone's doing an Elf Yourself !!! This was taped before Frank messed up his knee.
ScoobyFitz sends in a great link, so you can be a remote border patrol agent. Watch our borders from the comfort of your couch at BlueServo.
Checkout the Series Updates now available.
We have a couple of Happy Birthday shout outs for today. DnC's son PS and our man about town CH both enjoy birthday's today. Happy Birthday guys !!!
I've been on vacation all week, and missed my usual Friday Chinese food lunch. I look forward to my fried rice on Fridays, and stumbled across this to fill the void for the day. There's always next week.
DF from up Buffalo way, sends in this Public Service Announcement by Plaxico Burress.
|I've added a few new PEZ to my collection, and offer this slideshow of the new additions.|
More facts expose Obama's lie about meeting with that bad Governor.
For my fellow conspiracy theorists, the die-off has started - it's the sun
Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece MS. She turns 24 today.
I'm playing around with embedding a slideshow in the blog. Here's Nonny at 98 and Frankie V is 5 slideshow at Flickr Let me know what you think. If you click the slideshow, it will take you to my new Flickr page and you can view the slideshow in larger format, or download prints or post comments. Check it out, it's pretty cool.
My honey sends in this article about this years biggest full moon today. It has an effect on tides as well. Checkout the tide at the Malba jetty. It was running over the jetty, and 2 hours later it had receded.
My sis-in-law DA has her Rav all decked out as a reindeer for Christmas
They have begun the efforts to rebuild the steeple at the First Reformed Church in College Point. There was a major fire back in June.
Spotted this faux car ad at the DanzaTap (formerly TAR). Kinda says it all, don't it ?
Scooby is back on solid ground, and put together this story and photo slideshow, enjoy.
Well, we had Frank's follow-up yesterday with the the surgeon, and he will need the knee operation. We're set for 12/29 and it should be a few hours barring any problems. It'll be OK kid, I promise. In fact, if I had to do the operation, I probably could. Want me to get my tools son ?
Some interesting happenings going on in Illinois. This Governor is in deep doo-doo. One can hope, since it is about hope and change now with our new president-elect. One can have hope, that if there was a 5 year investigation, and phone calls were tapped, that the long phone conversation Barry had with Rod on 11/23 was taped and it contained some interesting language. I say hope, because suddenly, the long conversation they say Barry had on 11/23, they now say never happened.... more to come, I'm sure.
As we get closer to Christmas, we still want to know if you've spent more or less than last year. Please check out our Musings Christmas shopping Poll.
Even my brother FLRC is in a giving mood, and provided us with this gem.
Johnny's Little Sister:
Little Sally came home from school with a smile on her face and told her mother,
'Frankie Brown showed me his weenie today at the playground!'
Before the mother could raise a concern, Sally went on to say,
'It reminded me of a peanut.'
Relaxing with a hidden smile, Sally's Mom asked,
'Really small, was it?'
Sally replied, 'No......salty .
I love the season of giving. TG offers some great advice for men. Observations by a variety of renowned individuals.
I've re-arranged the Favorites page. Renamed it Handy Links and organized it a bit.
LvV sends in a very interesting video, called Did you know ? 3.0. Amazing
My kids are much older now, so we have different ways to explain things to them than many younger parents might have. So, at this time of year, as you try to explain how Santa gets around the world and delivers all those presents in just a few hours to your kids, here's a handy reference link to help you. How Santa's sleigh works.
Congratulations to AW at work. He has just reach 20 years of service with the bank. An astounding accomplishment and milestone. Be proud of your work and efforts. You have contributed to making the bank a better place.
My honey has been working at Victoria's Secret for a few weeks now, and received the typical employee orientation. Well, wait till you see what she was handed, and had to sign a non-disclosure form for. You have probably wondered what exactly Victoria's Secret is...An abusive marriage? A child out of wedlock? Substance abuse? Nope. Much worse... After years of suspense... The Question is finally answered, 'What, exactly, is Victoria's Secret?'
Here it is ... Victoria's Secret
It looks like the Leo Donofrio case being heard by the US Supreme Court was denied today. Bummer. All we're left with now is the Berg v. Obama case and the Wrotnowski cases still with the Supreme Court.
My beautiful God-daughter is in 9th grade already.
Well, it looks like we don't have to worry about possibly going back to 7 WTC in the future. Larry Silverstein just signed another bank to take the top 3 floors of the rebuilt tower sitting in Ground Zero. We were so happy when the bank backed out of this. It was not a good feeling anywhere from anyone, with the thought of having to work in that building. I'm glad it wasn't us, but have to ask, WestLB Bank, have you lost your damn mind ?
My grandmother, Zelda, turns 98 years young today. 98 years. Can you imagine ? She's an amazing woman. She still lives alone in Flushing, walks to Main Street every day, and is the first one up dancing at a party, and the last one to stop. If you walk with her, you can't keep up with her. Our family matriarch and an inspiration to all women. God Bless You, I Love You. Happy Birthday.
We continue to wait for the Supreme Court to decide if they will review the Obama eligibility case it is conferencing on. Here's an update
There was another accident on the corner. This is like the 3rd time a car ended up on Maria Lopez's front stoop. The blue car had folks we know. They were on their way to St. Fidelis for a Santa breakfast. The elderly lady Rosanne calls Grandma was banged up, and the 2 young kids were mostly OK. All were taken away in a ambulance to play it safe.
Do you realize that since the Mumbai terrorist attacks, there have already been about 40 other acts of Islamic expressions of peace ? I will begin to post updates on the stats from the religion of peace, so we can all fully appreciate the nature of these 'people' As we begin to transition to a new President in our country, it usually draws them out and they need to 'express' themselves. They did it in 1993, and 2001, within a year or so of a new administration. So, please be prepared, be vigilant, and above all be fearless. Visit The Religion of Peace website, for the complete, unfiltered, true information that is collected here.
My beautiful sister, AtA turns 50 today. Happy birthday !!! We love you very much.
OJ Simpson, up to 33 years in jail. Holy shit. OJ, see what happens when you lose your damn mind ?
CCs daughter is interested in boxing. For good information and background, visit the website of our friend Moe Shea.
Our boy ScoobyFitz sends in more pics and tales from the North. Checkout pics from the pub and Moments alone.
From JpL, down south in Fla. The new Honda prototype for a natural gas powered motorcycle. Hey, I don't make this stuff up. I post it.
I got an email from our intrepid explorer ScoobyFitz at around noon today. He's in northern Iceland, waiting to try again for Greenland. Read his story and his pics.
WFP from Tampa way, poses this question.
Who is your real friend ?
Put your dog and your spouse in the trunk of the car for an hour. When you open the trunk, who is really happy to see you?
Scooby checks in on his way through Iceland - got a story and photos to share.
Frankie V is 5 years old today. You're getting old kid. Happy Birthday !!!. I'll have updated pics after his big bash this weekend
TR sends in this amazing story of a true American hero. Navy Petty Officer Michael Monsoor. If you have time, please watch the Medal of Honor Flag Ceremony. The folding and presentation of the flag is quite powerful.
Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor
PO2 (EOD2)(Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq , giving his life to save his fellow
During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego, as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, SEAL's were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of two's, with the coffin moving up the center. As Mike's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.
The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlayfrom all the Tridents pinned to it. This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero.
This should be front-page news instead of the crap we see every day.
Since the media won't make this news, I choose to make it news by forwarding it .
I am damn proud of our military. If you are proud too, please pass this on.
If not then rest assured that these fine men and women of our military will continue to serve and protect
I recently joined AARP ( I am over 50) and had to take an eye test. This is the chart they used. I'm getting old.
AT sends in a simple solution to the inferior Chinese products we import and buy each day in our lives. Exercise our power
Are we Americans as dumb as we appear or is it that we just don't think?
While the Chinese, knowingly and intentionally, export inferior products and dangerous toys and goods to be sold in American markets, the media wrings its hands and criticizes the Bush Administration for perceived errors. Yet 70% of Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended.
Well, duh..why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?
DO IT YOURSELF!!
Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, however you will be equally amazed at what you can do without. Who needs plastic eggs to celebrate Easter?
If you must have eggs, use real ones and benefit some American farmer. Easter is just an example, the point is.....do not wait for the government to act. Just go ahead and assume control on your own.
If 200 million Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor...fast!! The downside? Some American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory. ** Downside ??
Show them we are Americans and NOBODY can take us for granted. If we can't live without cheap Chinese goods WE DESERVE WHAT WE GET!
Pass it on America !!!!!!
This is a test from that nurse of ours DnC. Don't try this if you've already had a few too many, but do try it. Have fun. The color test
Also from DnC, take me back to the 60s
ScoobyFitz has begun his latest journey. This time he's off to Greenland to see the Northern Lights. Have fun my friend and be careful.
Here's an interesting video about the 'capture' of 2 aliens in 1996, in Brazil. Eeery story.
This video shows what appears to be some structure on the moon, that emits some sort of plume of smoke.... No shit. And this is recently released NASA footage used in a Nova program.
Even the BBC is reporting that we must tackle the space threat. How many signs do we need pointing to something happening, soon ? tick, tick, tick
Our man about town, CH, provided this chilling video of an office run amok. I could actually see this happening where we are. Enjoy the great office war.
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Just in time for the winter snow season, the big Guy, WFP reminds us that Winter Sucks. Not for nothing, but do you have to worry about this stuff anymore, down in Tampa ? This is still for DF to deal with up in Buffalo.
I'm all for a good conspiracy theory, but this one holds a record for the longest written one, I've ever seen. Read about the great oil hoax. We're fucked !!!
I think I took a couple of decent pictures of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter in their special configuration tonight. Venus is the lower, brighter star. Enjoy them.
I see this story is finally starting to get wider exposure. In fact, they reported it on Fox News as well tonight. This is about our government preparing to station 20,000 US Army units on US soil, in our cities, as preparation for some sort of 'domestic' event. Interesting how these troops will be ready by 2011. See, with me, it all circles back to the events of 2012....
I'm telling you, there is more to this thing of appointing Hillary Secretary of State. Now with this announcement official, its kinda like the old saying, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer...
My honey just started working part-time at Victoria's Secret. I'm hoping they pay her in sexy lingerie....
Visit the brand new ZoSoGames room I just created. I found a neat sight with widgets, and an extensive collection of web games. Real kool stuff. I will post my favorites on this new page and you will have hours of fun. First game is Championship 8 Ball, enjoy.
We did some shopping today, and I'm curious to see how the economy might affect your shopping. So what better way for you to express yourself, than with a new Musings Poll.
Have you had the opportunity to hit our Musings poll ? Our latest poll
Here's a brand new motivational poster
Anyone who knows me, knows I'm into all this 2012, Planet X (Nibiru) mythology. Here is some interesting material to read through.
From the Chicago Tribune, an open letter to President-elect Barack Obama.
It looks like they found the remains of that meteorite that streaked across the Canadian sky earlier this month.
This guy has done an amazing job at analyzing Barack Hussein Obama's 'alleged' birth certificate and concludes the one made available to the public is a clear forgery. Let's see how this plays itself out over the next month.
I added a bunch of photos of Frank to his site. They were all taken during 2007. Hope you enjoy them.
Check this article out. They found a 2,700 year old stash of marijuana in a Chinese tomb.
Checkout this image of a piece of wood found on Mars. Did you know we have images of forests on Mars ? Read this piece about wood on Mars.
Had to pickup Frank's MRI x-rays, so another surgeon can look it over. Some concern over the knee's fat pad. He may have moved it out of position, which has limited his mobility. They may need to operate to reposition it. Nothing major, but still surgery. So, we'll see what happens. If any doctors are out here, let me know what you think of these x-rays.
I'm hoping after all this work, you are all happy I am back here, using the format again. I did figure out a way to insert a photo gallery, so I am happy about that. So, it's poll time.
Pics from our Thanksgiving dinner. Thank you Rosanne for a spectacular meal. We all love you very much, and have a lot to be thankful for. You are a wonderful mother, wife and friend.
OK, I've more or less put the important posts back here. So if you wan to catch up, start at around 11/4/08 and work your way to today.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers. God Bless America. Enjoy our video. I'm the turkey. Cause, it ain't easy being me.
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So, Dubya has pardoned the turkey, he pardoned a convicted drug dealer who is also a rapper, but he STILL hasn't pardoned those 2 Border Patrol cops serving time for shooting a fleeing Mexican drug smuggler in the back. Go figure.
ScoobyFitz is spending Thanksgiving with his family, and then heads off to Iceland next week to see the northern lights. Here he is at our spot with his brother, who just came in from Ireland. Godspeed Scooby, enjoy your trip.
Joe was at the Ray Kelly NYPD press conference covering today's terror alert. He helped set things up for the NYPD. He made the news broadcast tonight, and they ran several times. Checkout the pic of my boy with the commissioner. Here's some video of Joe standing behind Ray kelly.
New York City is now on alert for a possible attack over the holidays. We hear nothing specific, but now we have a terrorist attack taking place in Mumbai, India. Several Western Hotels have been attacked, with hostages taken. Working for HSBC, we have colleagues there, so this is very worrisome. Just when does the world decide that terrorists are like termites, they are like the Asian beetle infecting America's trees, they are like rabid animals. They also didn't make their own rifles. They didn't clothe, feed and shelter themselves for free. So, when does the people of the world deal with this insidious behavior ? We need to all band together and eradicate these people, down to the future seeds of hate if necessary. We don't safeguard the baby termites when we exterminate them. We eliminate them. When ?
I just couldn't get my groove going over at Wordpress. Don't get me wrong, I think the tool is neat, and offers a lot of ability for the blogger community. I just couldn't get myself ignited and had a rough time managing the posts as individual 'articles' so to speak. My rants didn't flow naturally any longer, and I got hung up on other items and the overhead to categorize, apply tags, etc. And with the free blog, I couldn't do any custom work to widen the center column. I may copy what's here on a monthly basis over there, just for the portable part of it. I did like being able to load my blog into my RSS feed reader I use. And I liked the archiving capability. Either way, I'm back baby !!!
The NYPD may be up to something with the January Academy class. Rosanne almost called the cops on a suspicious car out front yesterday, when it turned out to be the 2 investigators checking out Joe. They interviewed her and a couple of neighbors, and indicated there may in fact be a trimmed back class being planned. We certainly hope so, Joe is gonna need medical coverage.
Our condolences go out to AT and her family. Her mom just passed away, and we offer our prayers for the family during this difficult time.
Well, my little experiment with having my blog posts at Wordpress.com didn't work out. So, I'm back here, where my honey and LF prefer. Give me a few days to move the important posts over, and I'll be back in business. I will also explain a bit my decision to come back.
The Bank is leasing space to a place call Kee's Chocolates. Expensive at $2.35 per piece, but very good. Checkout the menus. I had the pistachio and almond white chocolate truffles, mmm mmm good. Now, I may be getting a little cranky as I get older, but it just seems a little cheeky to see the sign mounted on the fancy marble of the bank building. HSBC Bank USA, have you lost your damn mind ???
Check this story out. We've discovered cosmic rays from a mysterious, nearby object ... Can you say Nibiru ?
Guns-n-Roses just released their new album, Chinese Democracy after a 13 year wait. We didn't think it was that great, and he probably should have waited a few more years and got it right. Sorry Axl.
Here's something that answers the question, Why do men die younger than women ?
I came home early the other day and found the maid in the shower. I really should call ahead first.
OK, TR sent this in, and I think it is going to end up being the best post and link EVER - How to hypnotize a man
Here’s an interesting article from a guy named Peter Hitchens from the other side of the Pond - The night we waved goodbye to America… our last best hope on Earth . With Barry’s slogan of Yes, we can, he asks, “Yes, we can, What ???”
Here are some busy bulldozers breaking bleachers at Shea Stadium, er CitiField. If GM is dropping Tiger, how long before the pressure is on for Citibank to drop the naming rights agreement with CitiField ? I think it should be named Shea Stadium, and keep the tradition going. Or call it Jackie Robinson Field. You can’t ask for a government bailout and keep this %100 million expense for 10 years. Don’t sellout. What say you ?
I got an email from my cousin ML the other day. He coaches his son’s flag football team, and they just won the flag football division championship. They head to the Superbowl next. ML is also submitting an article to the local newspaper. Congratulations guys !!! Send us a pic when you can.
TR snapped this pic while visiting Wall St. The new sign of the times.
TR sends in this interesting bit of information.
|It takes your food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.|
|One human hair can support 3 kg (6.6 lb.).|
|The average man’s penis is three times the length of his thumb.|
|Human thighbones are stronger than concrete.|
|A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s.|
|There are about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.|
|Women blink twice as often as men.|
|The average person’s skin weighs twice as much as the brain.|
|Your body uses 300 muscles to balance itself when you are standing still.|
|If saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.|
|Women reading this will be finished now.|
|Men who read this are probably still busy measuring their thumbs. (I got a big fucking thumb…)|
Liebert invited me to tour the new high density cooling and power plant they installed for the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue. The new data center is in one of the sub-cellars of the complex and is built into the old water aqueduct that was part of the reservoir that supplied NYC water. Here are some pics of the tunnels. Remember, I’m standing where there was once water flowing a hundred years ago. So Kool … NYPL1 , NYPL2 , NYPL3 , NYPL4
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I came home the other day, and found this barrel in the back yard. If I should disappear one day, be sure and look in the barrel. That’s probably where I’d be.
These are pics that Rosanne took during a recent trip to the city with friends and teaching Frank to drive at Orchard Beach.
I'm interested in the significance of crop circles. Here's an interesting story about some recent activity in England. All related to 2012 as well. Here are a load of other images of crop circles. A pretty extensive archive
|Frank hurt his knee at school today. He bent down at school and something
happened. It’s all swollen, needed an MRI and he’s on crutches until they
review the film. More to come. He’s in a little pain, but he’s gonna do fine.|
|From the Big Guy down Tampa Way, WFP, he got a glimpse of Dubya trying out his new Inaugural duds.|
|From TR, something to make you smile|
Just think - if the Indians had given the Pilgrim fathers a donkey instead of a turkey we would all be having a piece of ass this Thanksgiving!
A very special Happy Birthday goes out to our great-niece KaH who turns the big 1 today.
AL ‘Noodles’ graduation mockups. Here are 2 pics I made for my brother and his beautiful wife to select for the graduation pic of my nephew. Which color do you like ? Of course, I’ll drop the Noodles in the production prints. NoodlesBlack , NoodlesBlue
I was going through some old archived security video from my house, and came across this. My wife was angry one day, it doesn’t happen often that she gets angry with me. Well on this particular day, she was particularly angrier than usual, and well here it was, let this be a warning to you.
Senator Charles Schumer, have you lost your damn mind ? So, I walk in the house this evening, and Chuck is on the tube delivering some statement in response to a Bush statement. Granted, I didn’t hear his entire statement, but I heard this part. I paraphrase - “President Bush continues to embrace this free market ideology…”
So, I have only question for Chuck, or anyone else who cares to discuss this one with me. What other ideology is Chuck supportive of ? What’s your idea here Chuck ? Anyone ? Let’s have a conversation on what other ideology we should be moving to, or aspiring to copy. Ours might need some adjustment, but it would or should continue to be a ‘free market’ system. No ? I am open to listening and considering. Are you prepared to champion another system ? Let’s hear your cohesive plan.
I find Chuck’s comments distracting and counter-productive. It perpetuates negative discourse, and avoids confronting the issue and working to resolve it with common sense checks and balances.
If you had nothing positive to say Chuck, just don’t say anything.
Our prayers go out to my nephew TJ, and his fiance and daughter HF. H underwent brain surgery yesterday, and we wait for the results.
Today marks Veterans day in America. At this time we like to remember the veterans who have fought throughout our history to preserve our way of life, as well as justice and freedom across the world. As the saying goes, Freedom isn’t free
God Bless America
Please visit the memorial pages for a couple of our fallen American heroes, and take some time to remember all of our servicemen
|Frank had his ring ceremony tonight at Holy Cross High School. Hard to imagine that Frank is a junior already, and looking at colleges. Congratulations son, we are very proud of you. The ring is great looking, love the Italian colors in it as well. Rosanne looks beautiful and glows when around her sons.|
Rumor has it that Captain Jet is really LF. It could be, what say you ?
Chris Merolla - Life Safety director. We're all going to die.
Some more fun stuff I came across
a little fun to have
ScreedBot - makes typewriter text
SayWhat is for adding amusing cartoon speech bubbles to a picture. Then you can share it with friends and family.
Easy Street - make your own street sign
AutoMotivator - generate your own motivational posters, real slick
Personal Speech Bubbles - download the image file
piZap - fun with photos made easy
Start by selecting a picture file on your computer and then clicking “Upload & Continue” in the form above.
You can also start with a picture URL. Checkout the sample
Here's a nice President Obama poster I came across
Checkout the wheels of life
Hail to the chiefs. An amazing image in today's NY Post.
A riddle for the day, from Roving Reporter
Hillary, Biden and Obama were on a donkey, at the edge of a cliff.
The donkey got spooked and jumped off the cliff.
Who was saved?
Visit the newest blog on the internet - Scooby Says - “It’s all good”
|Joe, Our middle son turns 22 today. We wish you a very happy birthday son, and wish you all the best as you continue your drive to join the NYPD. Things will work themselves out, just have patience. We love you very much, and are VERY PROUD of you. Happy Birthday !!!|
Sky is coming back. We almost lost one of the betas we have. Sky was floating sideways one day. We removed him, cleaned the filter/tank and he’s as good as new. Sorry about that Sky. We promise to clean more frequently.
President-elect Barack H. Obama. What an amazing election. History making and changing. Congratulations to our new President-elect and his family. We have a unique opportunity in the country and world as we bring younger thinking and ideas to the task of leadership in our country. Now is the time to stand together, behind OUR new president.
I believe this is the first CitiField related sign to be installed at Shea Stadium. Probably no coincidence that it resembles the No. 7 Train.
Bad news for Joe - NYC Police and Fire Fighters Next to Feel Budget Pinch. We just got some bad new for our boy Joe. Looks like NYC is canceling the 2009 Police Academy class. He was so looking forward to this opportunity.
Well, after 18 months, the elections are finally here. We’ve heard a lot of
crap, there is tremendous emotion surrounding the many ‘firsts’ this will
represent for all sorts of folks. I hope in the end, people think and vote as
Americans. Americans that see through the phoniness of a person. Americans
that understand sacrifice, personal accountability, individuality, potential.
Americans that also understand the seamier side of life and things in general.
And how some people project one image, while hiding evil intentions. I hope
that we have matured beyond the pure emotional decision, and rely upon
character, integrity, Americanism when voting. This is simply a vote between
socialism and capitalism. Avoid color, nuance and aura.
I came across this poem on the Atlas Shrugs website. Twas the night before ...
Checkout the Obama-Oh Mama rocket on 5th avenue today.
Also from Atlas Shrugs, speculation that the recent earthquakes in Iran are from nuclear blast testing.
Checkout this video, of images taken from the Hubble Deep Field telescope.
Bookmark this link and read the NYC Metro daily.
This guy was looking for hidden treasure down the park.
There was a big fire at the Whitestone shopping center last night. It took out the whole row of stores near Lollipops. The entire strip is closed now. Hopefully the damage isn’t as bad as it looks. here are a few pics - WSC1 , WSC2 , WSC3
BF from up Buffalo stumbled across this intriguing image of the change to come, should Barry be elected. Or shall we say, Baracula.
Here's todays motivational image, provided by Roving Reporter.
Remember, if Iran, North Korea, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakan, Rev Wright, Every commie celebrity on the planet, and Cindy Sheehan endorse, support, desire, want a certain candidate, then you are sure to make the right decision by simply voting OPPOSITE.
Here you go, buy your oranges from China. They're cheap. Know why ? Infested with maggots, that's why.
I'm experimenting with a new blog site using the popular Wordpress product. Add this additional link to your daily surfing and be sure to comment if you like. Visit my blog titled - It ain't easy being me
With us being only days from the election, I thought it time for a new Musings Poll - Who are you voting for ?
Watch The Rise of the United Socialist States of America, submitted by TR. Think long and hard before casting your vote. Take emotion out of your decision, and think for the good of the country.
Checkout the latest happenings and numbers from our friends over at the religion of peace.
Happy Halloween everyone. Be safe out there and have fun.
Here's an interesting story, submitted by my BFF, Top 5 Halloween Myths Debunked
I've done some research on meek looking Bill Ayers. Not a nice man or character. Read this stuff, please. There's an old Weather Underground manifesto that has resurfaced, in which the authors dedicate it to many people, one of which is Sirhan Sirhan. Read some of the writings from the people associated to B Hussein Obama. Not the sort of folks you'd want your president connected to. These guys have designs to overthrow the government, violently if necessary, quietly if possible. Also, be reminded, that while the Weather Underground was blowing things up around Manhattan, and the country, B Hussein Obama was in NYC. So, he HAD to have known of Bill Ayers, and some suspect he may have even participated in some of the 'political activities'
Here's an article on a subject I feel is our major threat in America these days. EMP: The Next Iranian strategic threat to the US Mainland?
The Counterterrosim Blog is pretty informative of world terrorism related incidents and writings.
Apparently evil and being a Walsh are still synonymous. Read about what this fucking animal named Walsh did to his wife. Weird timing as we approach the 5 year anniversary when that 'other' evil family with the same evil name slunked out of College Point in the dead of night on Halloween.
SR sends in this great pic of his son GhR all ready for his first Halloween.
DnC took the time to prepare for this self portrait. It's a special Happy Halloween vision sure to scare the pants off the kiddies. (rumor has it that Roving Reporter drew the nose, I can't verify that)
My AJ sends us this video link to a story about old tires. A must watch video for all of us. Send this around to all on your mailing lists. It could save a life. They recommend that you don't use a tire that's older than 6 years old. It also shows you how to determine when a tire was manufactured. Go and check your tires NOW.
Find the long DOT number and locate the last number series at the end. On older tires this is on the inside of the tire.
This tire was made in the 17th week of 1999
And this was from the 13th week of 2001
The Elusive Sail Capri provides this relevant image of the time. The difference between politicians and voters.
AT sends in this Halloween warning about , what else, poisonous Chinese made candy for trick or treaters. Stay away from the pirates gold coins. Seems they contain melamine. Wonderful.
Follow Scooby Fitz - he's at it again
Things are moving fast now in the race for president. For updates on major matters catch up at
Checkout this article titled - OBAMA MUST STAND UP NOW OR STEP DOWN
Happy Birthday to JpL from down Florida way. With a few more Happy Birthday shout outs to CC, JF and MZ-H.
The Pond ice skating rink at Bryant Park is now open. It looks great. Be sure to get out there.
I spotted this old VW bug near Whitestone Park.
Here's an interesting story that is developing. LA times hiding video of Barry with radical Palestinians and Bill Ayers. One big happy group.
Is this the crisis that Joe NostraBiden warns us about ? Iran may already have 2 nuclear tipped rockets, ready to 'throw'
If you are the family of Catholic immigrants, then please watch this video sent in from Roving Reporter and vote your conscience this election.
Checkout this video of a sample Weather Underground strategy meeting. This is what's in store for us if the Socialist B Hussein Obama is elected. Prepare yourself for the next revolution. After you watch the video, recall this video posted from the Russian defector. interview of a Russian KGB officer who defected
The food was great at the Annual DSS Culinary Extravaganza. This may be all we get at work this year in the way of a Christmas or Holiday party.
This is an AMAZING sign in the subways. From the MTA, who can't predict the next goddamn train, a 'heads up' for 2015.... give me a fucking break. Don't hold your breath.
Here's an updated pic of the BofA building.
The scoreboard is now down at Shea Stadium.
ET is back at home recuperating. Take care of yourself.
Looks like the Berg lawsuit was dismissed. I don't think things are over yet. But now it should get some more media attention.
Berg, disappointed by the decision, plans to
appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and then to the United States
Here's another sight I came across with frequent updates on the Berg v Obama lawsuit. http://www.americasright.com/
More articles on Barry, neither of which I think are good for him at this time. What say you ?
We have a new Musings Action Directive (MAD). AT asks that we follow this link and register a vote for couple 105 (they are on the last page, last couple). Her niece is vying for a chance to win a paid wedding.
Here's the latest on that mysterious Iranian ship that was hijacked by Somali pirates.
Here's an even more fun story to read. It's all about the new plans from our friends in the Religion of Peace. Bin Laden's plan for global fireball
If you want updates on the Larry Berg lawsuit against Obama and the DNC, then checkout his website at http://www.obamacrimes.com/
Here's a story about the new law enforcement preparations being made for election results reactions...
This is great. It comes to us from up north, near Niagara. BF gives us this great website that depicts Vice President Sarah Palin's Whitehouse office. I know I can't wait. Be sure and click on all the objects and have fun.
The more I hear Joe the plumber talk, the more I like his ideas.
Our boy ScoobyFitz appreciates the recent post of the Russian defector. So much that he provided his latest rant on things.
ET is home and recovering from surgery. A hell of a way to begin retirement. We wish you well my friend.
One of the more out there sites I came across on Obama had a bunch of posts suggesting that Barry is using hypnosis in his appearances. One link was to a 67 page study entitled - An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches If you have then time or inclination the links and the report is quite interesting.
I came across this user comment on a blog covering the election and Joe Biden's most recent gaffe. This guy does a 3 page rant on why he plans to vote 'democrat'. He's not, and you'll see why. Why I am voting Democrat
Just asking ? Whose voting Democrat, because of the fear over McCain dying and Sarah becoming President ? Me, I'm voting Republican for the same reason.
JpL from Florida sends this interesting item over.
This is very interesting!
Question: What is America 's first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States ? Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.
Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent active duty? Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard
Question: Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard? Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
Question: What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on highly classified
military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism? Answer:
Governor Sarah Palin,
Question: What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating
than either candidate of the Democrat Party? Answer: Governor Sarah
According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets. She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is. Now you DO know!
Happy Halloween to all of our readers. Enjoy a Leone Zombie Party
|Here's me and my honey - Happy Halloween|
I'm not too sure of the legal meaning of this press release. But I do like the way it sounds. Obama and DNC admit all allegations in Berg v. Obama
Here's my new scarecrow for Halloween.
Frank took and passed his driving test and got his learners permit today. Way to go son. No save money for your own car, insurance and gas.
Frank turns 16 years old today. What a fine young man you are son. We love you very much, and are very proud of you. Happy Birthday.
ScoobyFitz saw this article today as well regarding a 50 year old UFO sighting and order to shoot it down.
Well, the time has come that ET has actually retired. What began as a countdown 1,200 days prior has culminated in a remarkable career with the Bank or it's service providers. All thanks to the Same Desk Rule... Thank you Ed for your dedication, loyalty, and professionalism all these years. Without your confidence and humor we would not be the world class organization we are today. I am honored to have worked alongside you all these years. You were a trusted confidant for many years, and our friendship will remain forever. God Bless you as you embark on the next chapter of your life. A chapter now that comes with all of our prayers and hopes for you and your wife to enjoy your long retirement together and the chance now to spend much more time with your grand-children. Farewell my friend, we will be in touch. Here are some photos taken during our luncheon. Ed Terracciano retirement Oct 2008
We attended the benefit concert for A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO) at the Hammerstein Ballroom the other night. All the bands were awesome, but our favorite was Stonehedge with Bongo Billy. The Subscribers were very good as well. And the entire night we had to dodge the Secret Service cause there was also the Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen concert for Barack Obama in the building. Checkout the pics. Stonehedge ALTSO Benefit Concert Oct 2008
Frank is trying to rescue 3 kittens he found in our front yard. Not a chance boy that they come inside our house ...
Here's a link to the memorial blog for BH.
Listen to these man on the street interviews conducted by Howard Stern. People are sheople.
Read Islam's 20 year plan to overtake America.
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Here's an interesting link. If Michelle confirms that Barry was adopted, then it seems BHO did lose his citizenship, and may not be qualified to be president. Pity.
And it looks like the idea is beginning to snowball. Each state will need to file it's own petition for supporting documentation of eligibility. Let's hope that Washington is the first. Obama's birth stirs legal action in Washington
Me and my honey down the park.
You have to walk over 300 feet out the Malba jetty before you can read this sign.
Congratulations to our nephew VA, on his new co-op and mortgage.
Ask yourself one question. Why ? is he lying ? Why ?
Here's the letter John McCain sent to Congress 2 years ago, voicing concern over Fannie and Freddie. The truth must come out.
An interesting piece on an Iranian mystery ship seized by pirates.
This is an interview of a Russian KGB officer who defected in 1970. It took place in 1985 and lays out the roadmap to the American decline into socialism, if we don't stop it. Watch and cringe .... "Exposure to true information does not matter anymore."
Watch this video about the upcoming constitutional crisis to face America. View this 10 minute video featuring Attorney Phillip J. Berg explain the lawsuit he filed to compel Barack Hussein OBAMA produce proof of citizenship.
That Con Edison explosion the other day took the life of a fellow College Pointer. George Dillman was a friend of our older boys. In fact, he pumped our gas for many years before landing his job at Con Ed. And Craig Penney worked with them at the local Waldbaums before working for Con Edison. George is also the person who accidently drove his car over Jack's foot breaking a few bones. The family is devastated, and the town is in mourning for this loss of a fine young man.
Have some sad news to report. BH passed away after a long illness. Our prayers are with VM and her family as they go through this very difficult time for the family.
Most of the seats have been removed from Shea Stadium.
Here's an updated shot of the scaffolding work at the bank.
We saw this object pass by the other day. I say it's a twisted sexual device. What say you ?
Today is my dad's 72nd birthday. Happy Birthday Pop. We love you !!!
Checkout how tall the Vinman has gotten.
We've been listening to T Boone Pickens and his good friend Aubrey for a couple of months now, touting the benefits to using CNG for our cars. To me, they would have been wiser to come to our country with a real business plan in hand. Tell us how you've converted both of your companies entire vehicle inventory to CNG. Tell us you've been using CNG for the past two years, so you had data to submit to us. Tell us the spending you have saved, and the impact it has had on our environment since you've converted. Tell us how easy it was for you to setup CNG refilling points at your OWN HOMES. In other words, come to us with actions, not just try to sell US on something you haven't even converted to ....
We don't know what happened, but these undercover cops ended up confiscating this ice cream truck and drove it away.
They began to remove seats at Shea Stadium. A lot of activity as they begin to dismantle.
Shea Stadium construction page
Frank and his friends went to a Sweet 16 last night.
Joe got to take a group photo of his Cadet team with Commissioner Ray Kelly. As fine as that pic was, here's a slight modification that places Joe right next to the Commissioner.
Here's a pic to the new additions to our family. 3 new Siamese Beta fish.
OJ Simpson still not a Jew, but this time he is GUILTY.
Checkout Lil Bill O'Reilly. Junior sent this in to lighten the day. Hilarious.
LF sends in the Biker's prayer for all to read. Let's be careful out there as we ride the highways and byways.
What did Joe Biden mean when he said that not only should we have failing homeowners mortgage RATES adjusted, but we should also adjust their PRINCIPAL ? He said it, not me, so what does it mean ?
"... Number two, with regard to bankruptcy now,
Gwen, what we should be doing now -- and Barack Obama and I support it -- we
should be allowing bankruptcy courts to be able to re-adjust not just the
interest rate you're paying on your mortgage to be able to stay in your home,
but be able to adjust the principal that you owe, the principal that you
Gotta love that Joe Biden, he even wants to pay more taxes because it's patriotic. What a fucking phony.
I thought Sarah Palin did great at the debate. What say you ?
TR sends us the kind of change that B Hussein Obama can expect come November.
Our man in the field, ScoobyFitz was on the roof of 60 Hudson as the Intrepid headed home to it's pier on the west side. Here's a pic he took as it paused at Ground Zero to unfurl a huge US flag.
They've begun to build the scaffolding around our landmark building on 40th and 5th. Many repairs and restoration to take place. I hear this scaffolding will be up for over a year.
So, it's snowing on Mars. Go figure. What next, hidden caves, and intelligent life ?
Have you caught any of the new episodes of Sons of Anarchy ? Great show, and if you liked the Sopranos, you will like this show.
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