Monthly Archives: March 2016

20160325 – Jasper Flies Home

Friday – cold and sunny
IMG_7858Fiona has a day to herself so she’s off for some retail therapy at the Tangier Outlets. We’re on rug rat grandparents duties.

IMG_7854Now we’ve got the green light on MacDonalds we take Jasper there for his last civilized meal here in the USA. I was tempted to really improve his gastronomic experiences and take him to Taco Bell but Nana vetoed that on the spurious grounds that he wouldn’t eat it. Don’t try then you don’t know.

In the evening Wendy and I are off to Kamas for a cowboy show and supper with the Schmitts.

IMG_7876It’s a great evenings entertainment, with typical western music, slapstick humour and songs. Great fiddler and banjo player. The food was awesome, a traditional Western style barbecue with baked beans and smoked brisket to die for. Nice touch at the end of the evening is the entertainers all one up as you exit to shake hands and exchange a few pleasantries.
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Religion – Beyond Belief

 
Hilarious article on common sense and profiling from Jeremy Clarkson – “So I’ll say it. If we really want to carry on with our lives — as we say we do — we need two queues at the airport. One for people who don’t have beards. And one for those who do.”

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Whole article can be read here:

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/comment/columns/jeremyclarkson/article1681745.ece

Get a grip, ignore the PC storm troopers who helped get us into this mess, START PROFILING. You know it makes sense.

My Sick Humour

 
Wouldn't surprise me if it came to this.

Wouldn’t surprise me if it came to this.

 
America’s socialist origins:


Saturday – hot and sunny
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IMG_7316Fiona and Jasper’s last day. Some vacillation as whether Jaspers going to ski. In the end he opts for the park. I opt for a lazy day in to rest my gamy leg.

Carol pops round in the evening to say goodbye.

I’m left with a bottle of Merlot and no drinking partner.

My Sick Humour

 

George Carlin yet again, this time he’s focused on complaints and grievances:

Religion – Beyond Belief

 
Islamic state, state of the union address 2015:

From the Islamic State comedy club. A group of comedians inside Syria who are risking their life to anonymously post comedy to mock IS.


Sunday – hot and sunny
IMG_7878It’ goodbye to Fiona and Jasper as we drive them down to Salt Lake airport for their long flight home.

We’ll really miss them and it’ll be oh so quiet. Why we’ll even have to talk to one another. Fortunately I’ve enough macaroni pudding to last me 3 days, after that I’ll really be missing Fiona!

We’ve really enjoyed having them, Jaspers kept us entertained and has been well behaved – especially when left with Nana and Papa. He’s been introduced to the finer things in life such as skiing and MacDonalds.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADecide on a Mexican take away from Chubasco’s in the evening. Alas they’re closed, it’s Easter Sunday. We’d forgot because the whole country seems to have forgot it’s Easter, they pay more attention to Valentines day and the pagan halloween festival. Amazing really because the whole country seems to have ignored EASTER; to be politically correct and avoid any offence it’s been renamed spring break; Everywhere’s open Good Friday and Easter Monday; only some of the Mexican restaurants forsake the mighty dollar and close on Easter Sunday; of course the supermarkets remain open throughout with isle upon isle of “Eggs” – not Easter eggs, not spring break eggs, just chocolate eggs.

What has happened to this supposed Christian Nation that they appease the religion of constant offence and cow tow to the feeble minded PC stormtroopers.

My Sick Humour

 

The opera from syeten – warning adult language:

Religion – Beyond Belief

 
So who said it? A clue it was a strong, well respected politician and statesmen:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.”

No it wasn't this guy, but he was oh so right.

No it wasn’t this guy, but he was oh so right.

“The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property—either as a child, a wife, or a concubine—must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the Queen: all know how to die. But the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science—the science against which it had vainly struggled—the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

It comes from Sir Winston Churchill’s unabridged The River War.


20160321 – Jasper At The Discovery Centre

Monday – hot and sunny
IMG_7714Apple announcement. Nothing really exciting.

Hal comes around for some more work on his web site.

In the evening our neighbours come round to explore renting their home next door, next year. We manage to drink a few bottles of wine including an excellent Zinfandel from Boggle. Sounds like we have a deal for next year winter and summer.

Religion – Beyond Belief

 
Pat Condell on feminist whores for Islam:

My Sick Humour

 
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IMG_7858When will we ever learn. Stuff politically correct, these barbaric rag heads from the 6th century don’t give a toss about it. And please no more whining that it has nothing to do with islam. Smell the coffee, go read the quran and then tell me it’s nothing to do with islam:

Thankfully the Israelis know how to handle the problem:

IMG_7863Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, often cited as the world’s most secure, relies on profiling. Passengers are closely watched and intensively questioned about who they are and where they are going. Some experts swear by it, but it has been criticised as “politically incorrect”.
Meanwhile, the UK government stresses the importance of good intelligence. But even if it was possible to fully protect air travellers, there are plenty of other places where crowds gather, which could be targeted instead.


Tuesday – cold and snow
3″ snow overnight. We wake up to a heavy snow storm. Mesmerising to watch it tumble down.

IMG_0213Due to snow we abandon our plans for a day in Salt Lake.

A great snowy day.

Nip round to next door to finalise our rental next year. The house is similar to this one but has been tastefully upgraded and is oh so much nicer. We’re renting 1st February 2017 to about 15 April; then 1st June to about 31st August – yeah we get another summer in paradise. Mike and Janelle (the owners) are also doing a home exchange with us in August 2017 so it’s working out pretty good all round.

Then we take Fiona down to MacDonalds, she’s famished. Jasper enjoys it too and this time gets a proper Happy Meal box.

Evening is alcohol free.

Religion – Beyond Belief

 
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Bill Maher destroys Trump again and again:


Wednesday – cold and sunny
9″ snow yesterday.

IMG_7291Take Jasper down to the Discovery Centre in Salt Lake City. A awesome place for kids. Spend a good morning there amidst 200 screaming rug rats. Why would anyone want to go skiing when they could endure this?

IMG_7283Then drive up to City Creek and go for lunch in the Garden restaurant. Great food, reasonably priced and on the 10th floor with stupendous views over the Temple and Salt Lake. Only down side is no coffee or alcohol.

Then it’s across the road for a merchandising opportunity in City Creek. The poor old cripple left shuffling along in the wake of the professional shoppers who storm on. Nothing much new in the Apple store, they don’t have the new iPad in yet. And what sort of a mall is it that doesn’t have a Starbucks. Obviously the Americans are feeling a tad guilty about the Boston Tea Party fiasco as they do at least have a Teavana.

IMG_7825In the evening George and Helen come around for dinner. George and I compare notes not the stupidity of our politicians and rapidly put the world to rights.

My Sick Humour

 
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George Carlin – free floating hostility. A tad close to the knuckle so beware:


Thursday – warm and sunny
IMG_7251Off down to the library for Toddler Time. I get to play in the creative lab with the iMacs and 3D printers. I download my design I want to make but as with all things technology the printer manages to screw up so I have to abandon the project for now.

An evening in quaffing back some wine.

 
We’re living in a German-dominated Europe of Disharmony – UKIP Leader Nigel Farage

Yet more respect for Farage. About time we had politicians who speak out. Let’s get out.

 
I'm nosy.

I’m nosy.

(CNN)Donald Trump reacted to the explosions that rocked Brussels Tuesday morning, describing the scene as a “disaster” and warning that “this is just the beginning.”
The Republican front-runner, who has made immigration and security issues central to his 2016 presidential bid, discussed the reported suicide attacks in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.”
“I will tell you, I’ve been talking about this a long time, and look at Brussels,” Trump said. “Brussels was a beautiful city, a beautiful place with zero crime. And now it’s a disaster city. It’s a total disaster, and we have to be very careful in the United States, we have to be very careful and very vigilant as to who we allow in this country. ”
IMG_7814Trump ‘fine’ with waterboarding
In an another interview, Trump also said he would be “fine” with waterboarding Salah Abdeslam, one of the leaders of the Paris attacks several months ago who was just captured in Brussels, in order to get more information on potential future attacks.
“Well I’m not looking to break any news on your show, but frankly the waterboarding, if it was up to me, and if we changed the laws or have the laws, waterboarding would be fine,” the Republican front-runner said on NBC’s “Today” show. “I would say they should be able to do whatever they have to do.”
IMG_7244Trump has vacillated in his campaign about whether or not he would pursue using waterboarding — which is considered torture and thus illegal. After getting criticized by former national security officials, Trump said he would instead seek to expand the laws, presumably to make such tactics legal.
‘Armed camp’
On Fox, he described Brussels now as an “armed camp.”
“If you went into Brussels 20 years ago, it was like a magical city. Now you look at it, it’s an armed camp,” Trump said. “You want to lead your life, you don’t want to be living in an armed camp for your whole life. And there is a certain group of people that is making living a normal life impossible.”
“It’s going to get worse and worse. In my opinion, this is just the beginning. It will get worse and worse because we are lax and we are foolish — we can’t allow these people, at this point we cannot allow these people to come into our country. I’m sorry,” he said. “This is a story that just seems to be more and more happening and it’s really not very pretty to watch.”…