All Pumped Up

I’m sorry but the smell of popoperie (sp) makes me nauseous.

Again we shop up for the Olympic games and before it is even started, we are embarrassed.  USA team to be decked out in Chinese made attire.  Kind of sad, we cannot find an American company that can clothe our team, we have to buy all of our stuff from foreigners.

It was right here hon, that is where I left it:  A Texas man has recovered his stolen car after only 42 years.  I wonder what it would have been like if you had gotten a parking ticket on that day, and it was still in the glove box?  Now that would have been something, huh?

Are you kidding me.  A woman was terminated for giving someone “the look.”  Van Ness says she was fired by Plus One Health Management, the parent company that operates Facebook Fitness Center, just two weeks after the incident.  In her termination letter, she says she was accused of “making a spectacle” of the texting student by stopping class to glare at her.

Human Illusions:  Here is some interesting photography for you to browse:  The one I found the most interesting was “Life Of The Party.”  Pretty cool stuff, check it out.

Something to think about.  I recently picked a new primary care doctor. After two visits and exhaustive Lab tests, he said I was doing fairly well for my age. (having just turned Sixty-four).  A little concerned about that comment, I couldn’t resist asking him, ‘Do you think I’ll live to be 80?’

He asked, ‘Do you smoke tobacco, or drink beer, wine or hard liquor?’

‘Oh no,’ I replied. ‘I’m not doing drugs, either.’

Then he asked, ‘Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?’

‘I said, ‘Not much … My former doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy.

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’Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, boating, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?’

‘No, I don’t,’ I said.  He asked, ‘Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?’

‘No,’ I said.

He looked at me and said,.. ‘Then, why do you even care?’

Fill ‘er up!  The U.S. Navy angered Republicans by spending $26 a gallon for biofuels for this week’s Great Green Fleet demonstration, but the Air Force received little attention when it paid twice as much per gallon to test synthetic jet fuel last month.

The Air Force bought 11,000 gallons of alcohol-to-jet fuel from Gevo Inc, a Colorado biofuels company, at $59 a gallon in a program aimed at proving that new alternative fuels can be used reliably in military aircraft – once, that is, their pricing is competitive with petroleum, which now costs $3.60 a gallon.  The cost of the Air Force demonstration – $639,000 – was far less eye-catching than the $12 million the Navy spent for biofuels to power a carrier strike group on alternative energy for a day.

I swear, it is almost as if the inmates are running the asylum anymore. 

What the hell do we need a carrier strike group for anyway. 

Someone attacking Cleveland?

Wait it gets even better:  Now that we have that out of the way, I will give you this little tid bit about some poor guy who got pumped up in Nashville recently.  Some poor slob went to fill up his automobile, bought $30 worth of gas and his bank charged his account $84,000.

NINJA Warrior attacks landscaper … I will show you Grasshopper!  Oregon State Police arrested 28-year-old Theodore G. Sanarov of Salem on Saturday after he was spotted swinging a three-foot samurai sword and swearing at a state parks employees near the State Capitol building.

When arrested by police, Sanarov was reportedly yelling obscenities at a landscaper near the State Library and Public Service Building at 8:23 a.m. on Saturday.

I guess he did not know about the new federal mandate, that clearly limits the capitols of each state to “only one idiot at a time.

Political buzz word file.  The word “momentum” has now officially been assigned to the trash pile and in its place will be the word “carefully.”  This is in order to keep the masses interested in this three-ring circus that currently consumes the media these days.

I got this from my off shore banker friend, who had called me to tell me that the Swiss bank account money had been deposited over the weekend.  Here I will use it in a sentence for you:  “Both candidates have picked up campaigning momentum and are now carefully raising funds for re-election.”

Romney has so far raised 103 Million … Obama 74 Million … all this for two guys claiming they are not for sale.

Now I am off to our family reunion, one of the annual rites of passage in the summertime.  We all meet at the family center in the middle of a small town (used to be the Phillips 66 station) to greet and meet, take pictures, eat fried chicken.  And of course, there is always the very old geezer that comes up to you, smiles and then says …. Hey Kid?  Pull my finger.

OOO

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12 thoughts on “All Pumped Up

  1. obviously like boxcarokie.com however you need to test the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I to find it very troublesome to tell the reality nevertheless I’ll definitely come back again.

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    • Can we assume that you are talking about someone else and not us? We go to great lengths to verify our work and daily check grammar, and spelling.

      Surely you are not referring to this site.

      DS

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  2. Good morning! we have been desperately waiting for rain amidst all the horrific humidity, but yet no rain. But you sir, are a ray of sunshine beaming into our lil’ world! =)

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    • It is my opinion, that rain is not on the horizon, here or there, for a long time. My pond which was full to the brim this past spring is now almost bone dry. A little water remains and that is about it. If you think global warming is a hoax and not good science, then I want to know what are you going to brush your teeth with in a few more years. This is getting old.

      Wrapped up my engine project today bro, you can see it here: https://boxcarokie.com/2012/07/01/engine-detail-2012/

      Now I have to take care of this troll that showed up today.

      DS

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  3. I think it’s quite cool for one country to wear uniforms designed/made in another country….China, for example, wears uniforms made by Nike. Athletes also wear shoes from all over the place, Nike from the US, Li-Ning from China, Adidas/Reebok from Germany and so on.

    Let’s not forget that the Olympics are about international cooperation and coming together as one world.

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    • Thanks for your your comment. You are new to this site, so you most likely are not aware of the fact that we not only support buying American goods, we openly encourage it. We are strong on American jobs and we disagree with purchasing goods from outside the country, and the exportation of American jobs to the Asian Rim and elsewhere.

      Wearing a particular brand of shoes is one thing … Equipping the entire uniform is another. I am going to take care of business here and then I will worry about the rest of it.

      Here is another look on it, I am not the only person who noted this: http://avaaston.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/made-in-china/

      Thanks again for responding.

      DS

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  4. Romney wants to add to the military budget while at the same time decrying government spending. We have exited one war and are in the process of exiting another, yet he wants to spend more money to increase the size of the military. Wonder where that money will come from? How secure does your retirement feel right now?

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    • Not very. I don’t understand why it is that we have in place, this massive military in what is supposed to be considered a peace time environment. We are now operating, what? 22 aircraft carriers with more being constructed, it is as some have suggested …. insane.

      DS

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  5. You are too funny… I wish I’d read this in the morning when I needed a good laugh! Thanks for the good-natured humor, my friend to the north…

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    • Thanks, we appreciate it. My pond is has dried out, and I only have four of my purple martins still hanging around. Sure could use some good long soaking rain eh?

      Don

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    • Guilty as charged! I could not spell it, so I gave it my best shot (which as we both know was pitifully inadequate) and I got bagged on it. Thanks for the link, I now know how to spell it. Don’t suppose you would buy that this was all a Okie Phonetically applied spelling of the word would ya?

      Thanks,

      DS

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