March 31, 2009
Furnishing that house
As regular readers will know we've been sorting out and furnishing a house down here. What, as we didn't realise,. is that after the builders have gone that's when the real work starts. OK, as the reason we've got the builders in is that they do all the hard work, what am I complaining about?
Well, actually, it's that after they've gone you have to make choices. What are we going to do about lighting, about lamps? For example, which lamps and lamp shades should we use? Perhaps floor lamps are more our thing? As I say, this is where the work that we have to starts. But it's good work, what is it that we want in our house?
Fortunately, of course, the internet comes to our rescue. For through web sites like those you can see through the links we've got choices, but not hard choices. We can pick and choose without leaving home.
Pretty good, eh?
March 27, 2009
60 foot phallusThis 60 foot phallus story. It's just wonderful. Inspired by Google Earth a teenager decided to paint something on hte roof of the family home something that could be seen from the air. His choice of subject was that 60 foot pahllus. Yes, I know, teenagers are ever fond of the willy joke. Erm, in fact given that all men remain teenagers at heart we've all been chortling over this 60 foot phallus.
A man in the British town of Hungerford says he and his wife were unaware their teenage son had painted a 60-foot phallus on their home's roof.
Andy McInnes, 54, said the first time he learned of the phallus adorning the roof of his home for the last year was when members of the media asked him to comment on the artwork spotted by a helicopter pilot, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday.
It's an April Fool's joke, right? There's no way there's a 60-foot phallus on top of my house, McInnes said
The story of the 60 foot phallus continues:
The Telegraph said the teen, who is currently in Brazil, was inspired to paint the phallus after viewing a TV special on the Google Earth program that allows online visitors to view satellite images of their homes.
"When Rory gets home he will be given a scrubbing brush and white spirit and he can go and scrub it off," McInnes said of the punishment awaiting his son.
For an aerial photo of that 60 foot phallus try here.
More reporting on this story below:
Family unaware they are being overlooked by a 60ft phallus
Irish Times - Dublin,Ireland
Rory McInnes (18) climbed on top of his parents’ home in Hungerford in Berkshire and used white paint to depict a 60 foot long phallus on the roof (see ...
UPI NewsTrack Quirks in the News
MarketWatch (press release) - USA
There's no way there's a 60-foot phallus on top of my house," McInnes said. McInnes said after questioning his four children about the roof painting, ...
The English 60 Foot Phallus
Gather.com - Boston,MA,USA
But the story of the 60 foot phallus gets better… Seems Rory painted the 60 foot phallus over a year ago. Which means his parents have been living with a ...
March 25, 2009
Need a Florida lawyer?
One of the things that always gets foreigners that come to the US, one of the things they really don't understand, is that lawyers can only work in one State. Because the laws are different in each State. Just as an example, the Florida Car Insurance Laws are different from those in every other State, They are different from the Federal laws, from the international ones as well. This is a good thing of course, as it means that there are separate different laboratories all experimenting away with what would be the right, the correct laws.
However, if you need legal help this does pose its problems. Who do you turn to in each State? Well, that's where this blog post can help. A lot of us go on vacation to Florida, so here's a west palm beach lawyer that can help. It's worth noting that the legal firm has been open for a decade and that they don't spend their money on billbaords and the like. No, rather, they spend it on getting the lawyers necessary into the courts where they are needed. Actually, what you'd like from a firm we think.
So, if you need a Personal Injury Attorney West Palm Beach then why not click through those links. They're offering you big firm experience along with small firm care and attention.
Aasha Davis is in the news becaue her sister has gone missing and the police are appealing to those who might know where Aasha Davis' sister is. Here's the basic report about Aasha Davis' sister:
Here's how the news is being planned by the wires:
AP Text: Coverage planned.
AP Photos: No coverage planned.
AP Video: No coverage planned.
And there we see the point, Aasha Davis' sister vanished 6 weeks ago....after an argument with her husband. Hmm:
The sister of actress Aasha Davis, who has performed at shows like
"Grey's Anatomy" and "House, M.D.", has not been seen since early
February and police are calling her disappearance suspicious
Homicide detectives say Lesley Herring, 46, was last seen by her husband Lyle on February 8 following an argument at their Hollywood condominium.
Erm, I think we've all read enough cop novels to know how this goes now, no?
Police appealed to the public for help in finding the sister of TV actress Aasha Davis, saying the woman vanished six weeks ago after an argument with her husband. Detective Chris Gable told a news conference Tuesday that Lesley Herring, 46, hasn't been seen since Feb. 8 and her husband, Lyle Herring, had not cooperated fully with authorities.
Errr, yes. Well, ladies and gentlemen, place your bets now.
What a speech, eh?
There are few people who can stand up and make this sort of speech without notes, without a text, without a speech writer.
But Nigel Farage manages it.
I like very much his point about selling the gold. It really was an act of gross stupidity.
And given that he has indeed apologised for everything that wasn't his or our fault, when will he apologise for what was his fault?
Finding a senior chat room
We all know that the internet, these here intertubes, are filled with wonders for our delectation. We also know that it can be darn hard to find what it is that we would actually like. This is because there is simply so much of this stuff out there that might be potentially enjoyable: how do we sift through hundreds of thousands of sites for example?
This problem gets even more complicated with chat rooms. Sure, we know wthat we like communicating with other people. This is what humans do, it´s one of the things that defines us as a species. We love to communicate. But just as we don´t like, if we´re rich in years and maturity, going to a bar or cafe that is full of youngsters, nor do we in a chat room want to be communicating with kids who spout nonsense like Leetspeak or Lol!
Which is why it´s worth having a look at this Senior Chat Room, a place designed just for people like us. Seniors, that is, those rich in those years and maturity and who want to congregate with some similarly endowed. There´s no need to do anything other than just sign in and start communicating with those who may or may not share your outloook upon life: but at least you´ll know that they are mature enough to be able to appreciate it.
March 24, 2009
Libertas is a political party based in England. As you can see here from the Electoral Commission site, Libertas is registered to one Bridget Rowe.
|Fielding candidates in:||England|
|Is a Gibraltar Party:||No|
|Has made a statement that the party intends to contest a combined European Parliamentary region:||No|
|Has accounting units:||No|
|Is Minor Party:||No|
|Party address:||400 Main Road, Westerham Hill, TN16 2HP.|
|Nominating Officer:||Mr J.M. Greenbough|
|Treasurer:||Mr Damian Wilson|
You´ll of course see many mentions of Libertas in hte UK press. Almost all of them are not in fact referring to this Libertas. They´re referring to a political party in some other European countries, but not to the one here.
I know, I know, this is all a little strange. But essentially the position is that when that European party decided upon their name they didn´t bother to check whether they could actually use the name Libertas in England. So they´ll be spending a fortune promoting their "Libertas" brand but any votere they do manage to persuade will not be able to vote for them under that name Libertas.
You´d think that they would try to do something about this. Like telling journalists not to describe them as Libertas because their efforts will be entirely wasted. But as the following list of stories will tell you, they´re just not doing this. Don´t know why, but they´re not.
The European Citizen: Uniting the Italian Right
13 hours ago. Libertas? Nein Danke! Say NO to Europe's New Right Wing · Farmer candidate Raymond O'Malley joins far right neo con militarists and worries his "credibility is on the line too" for Libertas and Ganley. 20 hours ago ...
Libertas the pan European Political party: Libertas and the Big ...
He also pledged to provide full details on the fundraising activities of Libertas, which yesterday set up a new website accepting online donations from the general public. “I haven’t put any of my own money into this campaign. ...
Howard's man in Europe challenge
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
The 52-year-old has signed up as campaign director for Libertas, a new grouping that plans to become the first pan-European political party by standing ...
Declan Ganley & Libertas.: EVEN THE BLINKERED CALL FOR LIGHT
IT TAKES GANLEY A YEAR TO FLESH OUT THE LIBERTAS '... GANLEY DENIES HE IS THE BIG BUCKS BEHIND THE BIG L... THE LYING SNAKE OIL SALESMAN GANLEY AND HIS LIBERT... LIBERTAS SCAM SLAMMED- GANLEY SHOT DOWN ON SCAM TO. ...
Ganley 'puppet of US military' - MEP
Irish Times - Dublin,Ireland
Jim Higgins MEP, speaking at the Fine Gael North-West selection convention at the Sligo Park Hotel yesterday, questioned some of the affiliations Libertas ...
|Lynton Crosby and Libertas, a Europhile Party : newsjunction.co.uk|
By David T Breaker
The news reported on ConservativeHome that Australian election strategist Lynton Crosby - dubbed “The Wizard of Oz” - has signed up to run the campaign of the newly formed Libertas is indeed strange. It strikes me there are three ...
Declan Ganley & Libertas.: LIBERTAS LIE COUNTER. LIE NUMBER 4 ...|
LIBERTAS LIE COUNTER. LIE NUMBER 4 -GANLEY DROWNS IN SWIMMING POOL LIE. THIS IS THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE HELICOPTER FYLING FASCIST GANLEY'S LIE ABOUT JIM HIGGINS VOTING TO SUPPORT A SWIMMING POOL. ...
March 23, 2009
Finding a plumber
Anyone and everyone who has ever had to take control of a house or an apartment knows that one of the most important things is making sure that you have the tradesmen, the workers, who will keep that house or apartment working for you. OK, we don't need a carpenter all that often, or an air con guy. But we do, very often, need the plumber.
So, how are we to find such a plumber? How do we work through the possibilities to find that one that can help us in our hour (hours?) of need? Well, if you're in Sherman Oaks, there's some good news for there is just such a plumber that you can trust: Sherman Oaks Plumbing. Not only are they licenced plumbers, they're also general contractors. So they can not only sort out your waterworks for you, they can also build an extension for your house. They've been in business since 1985, so you can be sure that they know what they're doing as well.
To me, I have to admit, their most important slogan, their pitch, is that they say the don't offer problems, they only offer solutions. Now who wouldn't prefer that, someone who says that we'll sort this out?
Well worth, if you're in Sherman Oaks, a look.
Obama punch drunk
Is Obama "punch drunk"? It's one of those little phrases that help to define a presidency. Me, no I don't think that Obama is punch drunk, nor drunk on anything else. It's just a phrase he used in an interview:
This becomes, this use by Obama of "punch drunk", the story itself:
The stark comments came during an interview on US network CBS's 60 Minutes in which the President was also intermittingly flashing his trademark smile and occasionally chuckling, prompting the interviewer to ask if he was "punch drunk".
"No, no," Mr Obama said. "There's got to be a little gallows humour to get you through the day."
Then again, there were those who didn't make that punch drunk the centerpiece of their report.
But you can see that others have been making hay with this story.
|'Punch drunk'? What do you make of Obama's laughter?|
USA Today - USA
Plug a search for "Obama + 'punch drunk' " into Google News this hour and you'll get nearly 2000 results. Kroft: "You're sitting here. ...
President Obama on '60 Minutes'|
KNX1070 - CA,USA
"Are you punch drunk?" "No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day," Obama explained. "You know, sometimes my team talks ...
Obama grasps at 'flickers of hope'|
The Australian - Sydney,Australia
... prompting the interviewer to ask if he was "punch drunk". "No, no," Mr Obama said. "There's got to be a little gallows humour to get you through the day ...
Why Obama Is Still Smiling|
Washington Post Blogs - Washington,DC,USA
Are you punch drunk?" Obama replied with another laugh: "No, no. There's gotta be a little gallows humor to get you through the day. ...
Obama Snubs French President; Seeks to Work With Predecessor|
AOL News Newsbloggers - Dulles,VA,USA
On 60 Minutes,he was laughing and making light of our financial crisis, the reporter asked him if he was punch-drunk, to which O replied No..something abt ...
Another 1 Trillion Dollar Obama Bailout!|
KFMB - San Diego,CA,USA
Are people going to look at this and say, ‘I mean, he's sitting there just making jokes about money-' "Are you punch-drunk?" Kroft said. Does Obama have a ...
LETTERS: Will lawmakers give back their pay raises?|
Las Vegas Review - Journal - Las Vegas,NV,USA
Steve Croft (interviewer) even had to ask Obama if he was "punch drunk." Gawd this nation is in trouble. Joe wrote on March 23, 2009 07:44 AM: gopher,I am ...
Washington Times - Washington,DC,USA
To recycle the words of Steve Kroft (as Obama did with the Bush-Brownie scenario), Mr. President, "are you punch drunk?" Do you have another point of view, ...
Monday Poll Question Information: Kroft to Obama, "Are you punch ...|
KAUZ - Wichita Falls,TX,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's budget would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, more than four times the deficits of ...
The Ed Morrissey Show: Kevin McCullough|
Hot Air - MD,USA
What does Obama’s Special Olympics joke say about him? Is this similar to his DVD gift to Gordon Brown? Is Obama “punch drunk”? We’ll also talk about Kim ...
March 22, 2009
We all know that an infestation of fire ants isn't really all that wonderful. That we'd all prefer that they never turned up in the first place. However, they do....so, what do we do about fire ant bites and, what do we do about fire ant infestations?
Click through that link there to find out. Organic, boiling water and chemical solutions are available!