Monday, December 31, 2012

This just in

Similar events might occur with other aging pilots who often forget they
are not sitting in a real aircraft...

 Drone Pilot Ejects From Office Chair

FARGO, ND (The Global Edition)–When an electrical fire disabled Colonel
Doyle VanWatermulen’s Predator drone, the 65-year old veteran pilot
exclaimed “Mayday! Mayday! We’re going down! We’re going down!” while
sitting at his cubicle, sources close to his office confirmed.

Witnesses stated VanWatermulen began violently pulling and pushing the
various ergonomic levers under his seat in an apparent attempt to “eject”
himself. Unable to trigger an ejection, the pilot called out ”Jammed! I’m
outta here!” and rolled from his chair.

“Oh, right,” he said after hitting the concrete floor at the North Dakota
Air National Guard Station in Fargo, ND. His then un-piloted drone, armed
with two Hellfire missiles, reportedly crashed into an Afghanistan hillside
some 6,741 miles away.

Meanwhile Air Force officials have been at a loss to explain the pilot’s
bizarre behavior. However, one drone crew member, who wished to remain
anonymous, said there were some early warning signs, “We should have
suspected a problem when he [VanWatermulen] showed up for the mission in a
lambskin leather bomber jacket and helmet.”

The Air Force later issued a statement admitting that VanWatermulen was
part of a new program dubbed “Balding Eagle,” utilizing seasoned military
airmen to fill the government’s growing need for drone pilots.

The program has come under intense scrutiny following the incident. Concern
has mounted that similar events might occur with other aging pilots.

Defenders of the program argue this isolated case must not be used to bar
all older pilots from flying unmanned drones. In an article appearing in
next month’s AARP Magazine titled “The Baby Boom Bombers,” author Christine
Timmel argues that “With key accommodations such as post-it note reminders
and fun brain teasers, aging pilots can continue leading successful
Predator drone attacks.”

VanWatermulen is currently being treated for a broken right hip. No word
yet from the Air Force as to when VanWatermulen will return to work.

By TGE correspondent Jess McLain

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A simple diversion

A little fast and loose today... but it's Saturday

Mine's Footlong Crabrash

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Remember the reason for the season

Merry Christmas

I got the idea from Buck

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

This is for Buck

Saw it just after I posted yesterday

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Deer season...

I scouted the area all summer
 I searched out the best location for my tree-stand
 I set it all up a month ahead of time

I trailed the herd

I picked out a trophy buck

Two days before opening day I rechecked every aspect of the hunt

Everything was in place

Sunday morning, I woke up at 2 am

I put on my camo, loaded my pack, set out for my stand

This was destined to be an epic hunt

As I approached my deer stand...

...I changed my mind, decided to go to church instead

Gonna be away for awhile... maybe we will comment on some other posts

Just in case...
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What's this world come to?

I hate all this terrorist business. I used to love the days when you could look at an unattended bag on a train or bus and think to yourself...
'I’m going to take that.'

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Who Knew?

It all makes sense now
Gay marriage and marijuana legalized on the same day
Leviticus 20:13 If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned
We’ve just been interpreting it incorrectly all these years

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Uh, huh!

Nude Santa

Adults only

Scroll down to see the nude Santa

For crying out loud.

Act your age
There is no Santa!

Monday, December 3, 2012

What would you do...

There was a humongous lottery jackpot last week
That is it was humongous for those who had access to purchase tickets for that lottery
Are there any states not running a ripoff for their citizens now?
How many lotteries are actually accomplishing what it was explained to the voters who approved them they are intended for?
I mean here in California they're supposed to fund infrastructure for education
Supposedly the funds would be in addition to funds already being spent
They're not
The only folks who benefit are the ones running the lottery
You don't really believe the winners benefit you?
Well, maybe Suldog and HIS WIFE are entertained when they play scratch-off tickets
If a big winner was allowed to remain anonymous, they might benefit to some extent if they're able to keep from going overboard
What would you do if you won a big jackpot?
I'm almost guaranteed I won't...
... I don't buy tickets

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Robin gifted me this

...and this, too!

Robyn gifted me this

Apryl presented this one


from Uncle Skip

An award

An award
From A Daft Scots Lass

" magnificent ba$tard!"

" magnificent ba$tard!"
from Ol' AF Sarge

Put it back where it started!!!

copy this

copy this
stick it anywhere

set things right