Monthly Archives: June 2017

20170618 – Fathers Day

Sunday – hot and sunny.

Waiting for the bus.

Fathers day greetings from all the kids.

Then we pop up to the silly market with Anne and Kevin. Wendy and I walk back and have a lazy afternoon.
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Life is good here in paradise. Free coffee at PCMR base. Wot no snow! Have to settle for sun, hiking, biking, kayaking and archery.

As they say you come for the winter but stay for the summer.

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A few more EU jokes to help our BREXIT negotiators deal with this bureaucratic monster:

The Temple Salt lake.

On Dutch people
–Why did Ikea stop opening stores in the Netherlands?
– They couldn’t afford the free pencils anymore.
Germans make a lot of fun about the Dutch and people living in East Frisia, a German region closed to Netherlands. They depict the Dutch either as marijuana smokers, skinflint or slow drivers on motorways (typically with a caravan attached to their car). Germans particularly laugh at the Dutch accent (Read more in French).
Poland

On German people
– What is the name of this German who always hides my glasses?
-Alzheimer, grandpa!
A bit like in Ireland against England, Poles fought back in response to German jokes by inventing their own jokes. With the long historical struggle they had with their neighbor, and the sources for jokes they could find in Nazi regime, Polish people went to make jokes on Germans, depicting them as authoritarians, not good-looking and bad lovers (Read more in French).
Switzerland

Salt Lake Temple square

On Austrian people
“Why is the Austrian flag ‘red-white-red’?
– So that they can’t raise it upside-down.  
For linguistic reasons, Swiss-Germans frequently make fun of Austrians, depicting them as dumb, provincial and foolish (Read more in French).

On Belgian people
– Did you know the Belgian Ministry of Transport has introduced a new sign?
– It reads “End of Roundabout”.
Swiss living in the French-speaking area tend to vehicle the same jokes as French people about Belgians. It is interesting to notice that Swiss-French depict Belgians just as Swiss-Germans depict Austrians (Read more in French).
Italy

Monday – hot and sunny.

State Capitol building

Up early to avoid the heat. Off down to Salt Lake. Visit the State Capitol and have an excellent free tour. Very opulent with marble shipped from the East coast when there is a superb and ample supply of granite down the canyons. If it was good enough for the Temple then you’d think it would have done for the State Capital. But there again you have to remember it’s politicians frittering away the hard earned money of the masses.
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It is urgent that we name our enemy (i.e. Islamic Jihad) and definitively identify what ideology inspires our enemy (i.e. Islamic law)

Once the truth is accepted that jihadis are inspired and sanctioned by their Islamic texts, it must logically become required that mosques, Islamic schools and groups have to immediately curtail any teaching that motivates sedition, violence, and hatred of unbelievers (i.e. remember how CAIR advised Muslims not to talk to the FBI).

After the July 7, 2005, London subway bombing by Muslim terrorists that killed 52 people, the British MI5 undertook its own highly sophisticated study, examining hundreds of cases. But the UK’s security agency discovered that terrorists are a wildly diverse lot. They worshipped at a variety of different mosques, for example.

Some terrorists were very religious Muslims and some barely practicing. Most were men, but some were women. There were young and old terrorists, highly educated as well as uneducated, some loners and some married with children.

So, according to MI5, the predictive power of every factor is very low — other than: Is a Muslim.

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Don’t get me wrong I love it here in America and we have some awesome American friends. But how the hell does anything ever get done. Trying to organise anything with commercial organisations is an absolute nightmare. No one rings back. They haven’t a clue. They can’t make a decision, have rounder shoulders than the hunchback of Notre Dam. They have the organisational skill and enterprise of a blind and deaf sloth. Trump must be ripping his orange mane out, if my experiences are anything to go by.

These ditherers and clusterfucks seem to be using a croissant as a dildo. It just doesn’t do the job and makes a mess.

As if to make my point. A superb example of intelligence in action. A few of these drivers are obviously a beer short of a six-pack.

It really is time for some brown envelopes (that’s a pink slip in American)

Tuesday – hot and sunny.

Totem pole carved into a tree next to the Bear House on the ski slopes.

Well I set the alarm for 04:00 to go for a dawn photo shoot down the Provo River. Sounded really good but it’s dark, had a quick pee and went back to bed – too tired, too early. Give up on the idea until sunrise is about 08:00.

Out for a 09:00 bike ride. Scouting out a leisure bike ride from Boneyard to the hospital. Coffee at the hospital and then ride back to the Boneyard. Should make a good leisure ride and ends at a pub.

Then Bob picks us up for a “Death March” up to the Deer Valley Bear House. Straight up the ski run. A sure way for a coronary. I’d rather come down one. Reward ourselves with a beer on the deck at the “No Name Saloon”. Relaxing up there watching the world go by. As Bob would say “I wonder what the poor people are doing?”.

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Time for a short speech.

On Italian people
– What do you call an Italian with his hands in his pocket?
– A mute
Italians don’t seem to have a peculiar national target for their jokes. They do have some jokes about French, German and English, but not to the same way as other countries have with their neighbors. On the other hand, Italians have a lot of jokes about themselves, their Moms, their FIAT and their policemen. Click on the link to see the now famous joke about an Italian who went to Malta. It’s worthwhile (Read more in French).
Austria

On German people 
The Prime Ministers of Germany and Austria met to exchange notes.
– How are things in Germany? asked the Prime Minister of Austria.

Trout stream inside the Mall.

The German sighed:
– Well, in Germany the situation is serious, he said, but not hopeless.
– In Austria the situation is hopeless, the Austrian Prime Minister replied, but not serious.
The Austrians have lots of jokes that emphasize how disorderly and happy-go-lucky they are compared to their Teutonic neighbors (Read more in French).
Czech Republic

On Slovak people
“The Slovak language has been invented by Stur has he was drunk and tried to translate Russian to Czech”
When Slovak and Czech people tell jokes, they actually tend to laugh at each other, but most of the cases, they tell the same jokes exactly. The jokes often insist on the few differences between their languages, since they have sometimes misunderstandings due to linguistic differences. The fact they both tell these jokes proves that they have the same humor and they understand perfectly the expressions used (Read more in French).
Slovakia

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John Cleese on Political correctness and Islam.

Wednesday – hot and sunny.

Free Deer valley concert. Picnic and wine.

Wendy volunteering at the Christian Centre whilst I volunteer at the NAC. Great morning Kayaking with the NAC.

Try pumping my bike tyres up. One explodes, I nearly die of fright.

In the evening it’s a free concert at Deer Valley with Bob and Marilyn. Picnic and beer on the lawn.
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On Czech people

Down town Salt Lake

A Slovak man, a Polskie man and a Czech man buy German cars.
The Slovak man buys a Mercedes-Benz.
The Polskie man buys a BMW.
And the Czech man buys a Trabant.
Slovaks have many jokes about Czech people mainly dealing with backwardness, robberies and sexual deviance. Some jokes imply that Czech people are ignorant to the scientific and technological advances of other countries. Others imply that Czechs are heavy drinkers who choose to drink before they think in life or death situations (Read more in French).
Lithuania

Deer valley concert.

On Estonian people
– Why is that in Estonia young mothers change their children’s nappy only once a day?
– Because there is a note written on the packet: up to 4 kg.
Lithuanians often make jokes about Estonians telling about how stupid and slow they are. Most of the jokes actually insist on the excessive slowness of Estonians. A scholar, Arvo Krikmann, even published a paper in which he analyzed the frequency of the supposed Estonian slowness in Baltic jokes (Read more in French).

Wendy having a 16 year old moment as she enjoys the free concert

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UN elects Saudi Arabia to UN agency “dedicated to promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women”
The Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch condemned the U.N.’s election of Saudi Arabia, “the world’s most misogynistic regime,” to a 2018-2022 term on its Commission on the Status of Women, the U.N. agency “exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.”
“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch. “It’s absurd.”

Thursday – hot and sunny.

Don’t mess with my harem.

Wendy volunteers at the hospital. Bob picks me up and we drive up to Bills home to help him load his 3 kayaks and then we’re off down to the Jordanelle for a good morning kayaking around. I was expecting the normal, cheap and cheerful, plastic kayaks. Turns out Bills got the real mcCoy. Fibre glass and slender. Just about manage to fit in. Thankfully manage not to tip it despite waves fit to surf on.

In the afternoon I’m instructing archery with the NAC. As we only have one student and two instructors we have a fun afternoon shooting and trying different bows.

Friday – hot and sunny.

Happy Independence Day everyone – let’s hope our bed wetting politicians deliver and don’t sell us out.

Solitude resort.

Take Kevin and Anne on a guided tour up over Guardsmen Pass, down Big Cottonwood Canyon, down Little Cottonwood Canyon and then back over Guardsmen pass.

Stop off to do a short hike up to the top of Jupiter Bowl but abandon play when we encounter snow on the trail.

Silver lake.

Have a leisurely walk around Silver lake and then set off up to Twin Lake but Wendy’s knee starts playing up half way so we quit.

Have a picnic lunch at Solitude and stop off for coffee and a tour around the camping fair at Snowbird.

In the evening Wendy and I go to the TGIF with Bob.
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The record-breaking heat that made 2016 the hottest year ever recorded has continued into 2017, pushing the world into “truly uncharted territory”, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

The WMO’s assessment of the climate in 2016, published on Tuesday, reports unprecedented heat across the globe, exceptionally low ice at both poles and surging sea-level rise.

Global warming is largely being driven by emissions from human activities, but a strong El Niño – a natural climate cycle – added to the heat in 2016. The El Niño is now waning, but the extremes continue to be seen, with temperature records tumbling in the US in February and polar heatwaves pushing ice cover to new lows.

“Even without a strong El Niño in 2017, we are seeing other remarkable changes across the planet that are challenging the limits of our understanding of the climate system. We are now in truly uncharted territory,” said David Carlson, director of the WMO’s world climate research programme.

Saturday – hot and sunny.

Awesome mountains.

Lazy start to the day. Fix my exploded tyre.

Wendy and Anne get their weekly fix at the supermarket whilst I take a bike ride down to Quinns Junctions and back to the Boneyard. Just miss running over a snake.

I get a long chat with Jasper. Such a happy chap.

Wendy volunteers at the Christian Centre in the afternoon whilst I nip up to Campos for some coffee. Get a free coffee sat out on their deck enjoying the sunshine and watching the World go by.
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Sharia is the problem

A stroll through the mountains.

Those who seek its imposition through stealthy, pre-violent techniques are also enemies, not just “violent” jihadists.

Sharia is an inherently violent, totalitarian doctrine derived from the Koran and other sacred Islamic texts.

The authorities of Islam declare Sharia to be the true faith. They regard non-adherent Muslims as perverters of Islam and apostates, deserving death.

Many Muslims reject Sharia. But hundreds of millions adhere to Sharia and, thus, to its intolerance and jihad.

The sacred texts of Islam and authori­tative renderings of Sharia make clear that jihad is “holy war” against infidels.

Supremacist mosques are multipurpose facilities, used for worship and recruiting and equipping jihadists.

It is not irrational to fear terrifying jihadism. Sharia is intolerant, hateful and requires infidels’ submission.

The Muslim Brotherhood seeks to “destroy Western civilization from within.” It and other Sharia-supremacist groups are enemies, not an ally.

Insistence on not offending Muslims restricts free expression and clear understanding, deterring people who “see something” from saying anything.

We face a global jihad movement that has no counterpart among returning veterans, Tea Party activists, etc.

20170613 – Hiking, Biking and Kayaking. A Tough Life.

Tuesday – cold and raining.

Deer Valley

Sadly the promised snow did not materialise in the town. They got a sprinkling on the mountain.

Dropped Wendy off at the hospital to volunteer. Bit of a lazy day for me. Too cold and wet for my short bike ride.

Went to an outdoor photography lecture at the library. Interesting.Made me realise how poorly I know my camera. What are all those knobs and buttons for? I just put it on auto and it spews out pretty pictures. Memo to self, explore my camera more.

In the evening we go out for dinner and bridge lessons at Bob and Marilyn’s. Bob knows how to play bridge so he’s taken on the onerous task of teaching the 3 of us. Have a great evening.Great food with spicy carnitas. Great company and thanks to Bob we get to understand the basics. Certainly a complex game and needs good memory and strategy. Seems like having a winking code between you and your partner is out, and no you can’t write things down or use your iPhone. Challenging.
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This just has to be a joke. XHamster wants to help you watch your weird porn in peace. The adult entertainment titan has lent a helping hand to a startup aspiring to build a cutting edge solution designed to save you from the embarrassment of getting caught in the act – once and for all.

Now the adult entertainment titan is asking you to chip in for the crowdfunding campaign so the device can make it to market.

The ‘minimeyes’ – as it’s called – is an inconspicuous motion sensor that leverages infrared technology to mute your speakers and hide all open windows from your desktop as soon as it detects unexpected intruders.

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Islam and Terrorism – interesting commentary:

Wednesday – cool and sunny.

Deer Valley

Up and out early with Bob to try out the ride down to Starbucks and back up to the old Barn ready for Fridays “Leisure Bike” ride that Im leading. Wow its a tad cold. Stop at Starbucks for a well deserved coffee. Manager confirms they will do a free coffee tasting at 11:30 for us riders on Friday – just like the US governments promise to the Indians, not worth a bean.

Just get back from my morning’s exertions, when Hal and Angela turn up ready for our afternoon hike. Pick Bob up and off we go with Angela channeling away, picking flowers and playing eye spy. Walk Mid Mountain from Silver Lake down to Deer Crest and then down to Snow Park Lodge. A pleasant, mainly downhill hike. Entertainment provided by Angela, she did really well to complete it.

Anne and Kevin arrive about 21:30 after a long drive up from Las Vegas.
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In preparation for the start of BREXIT talks it’s time to remind us why we want out with a few EU jokes:

Rest stop on Mid Mountain

On Swedish people 
Ole (Norwegian) and Sven (Swedish) went on a fishing trip to Canada and come back with only three fish. Ole says,
– The way I figger it, Sven, each of them fish cost us $400 !
– Well, at dat price it’s a good ting we didn’t catch any more of em than we did, says Sven. 

On Norwegian people
– How do you say ‘genius’ in Norway?
– A tourist. 

How the other half live with their own private ski lift.

On Danish people
– Why do Danish people never play hide and seek?
– Because nobody wants to look for them.
Sweden was in the past just a part of the Danish Kingdom. For historical reasons, Swedes still bears the Danes a grudge. Danes tend to be depicted as untrustworthy and imbued with the spirit of dolce far’ niente, a beer-drinking, happy-go-lucky, vaguely unhygienic and profoundly disorganised people (Read more in French).

On Finnish people 
“The difference between a Finnish wedding and a Finnish funeral is that at a funeral there’s one person not having vodka.”

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Manchester Attack: What They’re NOT Telling You. TOLERANCE.

Too true. We are at war. Smell the coffee. Time to do something.

Thursday – hot and sunny.

Deer valley ski lift

Up and out early with Bob and Marilyn for a great morning Kayaking on the Jordanelle reservoir with the PCMSC.

Lazy afternoon. Took Kevin for an orientation drive around PC and a superb coffee in Campos at PCMR base, while Wendy and Anne get their kicks and fix of the week at the local supermarket.

Then it’s off up to the National Ability Centre (NAC) to teach archery. Turns out that we have 3 instructors and just one pupil. Never mind gives us a great chance to get some practice in with their dinky American compounds – yes there is something in America that isn’t bigger. also have a go with a recurve. A new experience but you wonder whether the arrow will have the get up and go to get to the target. Not for me. Prefer my compound with a bit of umphh in it.

Friday – hot and sunny.

Dogs and suds picnic

Led the first of new class of bike ride for the Park City Mountain Sports Club (PCMSC). “Leisure rides” are shorter and slower than the “Tour de France” rides normally done by the club. 8 turned up and had a good ride in great weather. Let down by Starbucks at the last minute, their free coffee tasting didn’t materialise. That’s it from now on will have to boycott them and suffer Nescafe – now theres a fate worse than suffering coffee with ISIS. Contemplating organising a protest march.

Relaxing afternoon.

In the evening we go to the PCMSC’s “Dogs and Suds” picnic with Kevin and Anne. No the dogs doesn’t mean you have to bring a dog, it’s merely hot dogs. As for Suds, well they’re beer. Didn’t find that in my “Teach Yourself American” book.You give them a language and oh how they pervert it. Pleasant evening with Bob and Marilyn also.
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More on the EU:

Park City from Payday

On Swedish people 
– What is the difference between Swedes and Finns?
– The Swedes have nice neighbors!
Finns mainly make fun of Swedes, their direct neighbors. They depict them as not very bright guys with no sense of humor. Surprisingly, Finnish people tend also to make fun of themselves and their alcoholic habits (Read more in French).

Payday lift

On Swedish people
“Keep Denmark clean – show a Swede to the ferry.”
Since there was a historical fight for hegemony between Denmark and Sweden, Danish people tend to depreciate their northern neighbors in their jokes. The joke above may be a reference to the Swedish habits of coming to Denmark to buy alcohol and get drunk in the ferries on their way back to Sweden.

On Belgian people
– Why wasn’t Jesus born in Belgium?
– God couldn’t find three wise men in Belgium.
Dutch humor has changed over the centuries. In the 16th century, the Dutch were renowned for their humor throughout Europe, and a large number of travel journals have notes on the happy and celebratory nature of the Dutch. But with the decline of the country over centuries, Dutch lost their sense of humor. During the Second World War, Americans soldiers were even instructed not to tell jokes to the Dutch as “they wouldn’t appreciate it” ! Dutch have nowadays a dark ironic and sarcastic humor which is often quite bold.

9th smile this year. Exhausting.

On Polish people
– What do you call it when 2 whites are pushing a car?
-White Power
-What do you call it when 2 blacks are pushing a car?
– Black Power
– What do you call it when 2 Poles are pushing a car?
– Grand theft auto.
Some of the earliest Polish jokes, also called Polack jokes, in reference to an ethnic slur, might have been told originally before World War II in disputed border-regions such as Silesia, wrote Christie Davies in The Mirth of Nations suggesting that “Polish jokes” did not originate in Nazi Germany, but a lot earlier, as an outgrowth of regional jokes rooted in “social class differences reaching back to the nineteenth century”. In the US, polish jokes are very popular. In German jokes, Poles are depicted as lazy and unemployed people who distinguished themselves in the art of stealing.

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Andrew Neil EXPOSES Diane Abbot’s True Colours

Saturday – hot and sunny.

Mid Mountain hike

Up and out early for an easy hike with Bob, Marilyn, Kevin and Anne – Mid-Mountain Empire pass to Payday – followed by a free ride down Payday lift. A tad cold on the lift. Then it’s a Amber Ale in the Legends bar. Took them that long to serve it that by the time it was delivered it had gone stagnant.

Lazy afternoon.

Feet up after the hike.

Then in the evening we all go down to the “Full House” Asian restaurant to celebrate Bob and Marilyn’s 30th wedding anniversary, then back to our place for tea and cake. Well wine and no cake for me.

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Truck of Peace: Antifabulous

20170608 – Hiking, Walking And Strolling

Thursday – hot and sunny.

Beaver Pond up on the Flying Dog trail.

Of course here in the land of the free and the brave everything is just bigger. We go for a walk, while in America you go for a hike. So much more manly. We go for a stroll. Then this gets upgraded to a walk. As for a stroll that reserved for wimps.

Pick Bob up at PCMR base and then Wendy drops us off at Silverlake for our hike across Mid_Mountain trail to Pay Day.

Good start it takes 3 attempts to find which of the 3 trails off to the right is Mid Mountain. Don’t you just love numpty sign posters. Finally we’re on a roll. Should have packed our snowshoes as there’s still patches of snow on the trail. Stop off at the Montage for a rest, water and in Bobs case I think it may be a 3 course lunch he’s bought with him.

Back on the trail and this time there’s a few mountain streams to contend with. No wonder these boots only cost $50, they’re not waterproof. After stream its a solitary moose heading up the trail in our direction. Hey he doesn’t look too big. Hey he’s starting to look bigger. Hey he’s ginormous. Perhaps it’s time to see who can run the fastest. Obviously he doesn’t like the look of us and trots off up through the brush. It’s about 4.9 miles and just under 500 feet.

Meanwhile Wendy and Marilyn take our credit cards out for some exercise and a spot of lunch at the Outlets centre.

Then it’s a slow ride down Payday lift, by the time we get to the bottom I need a haircut.

Pop down to Walmart etc for some thin socks. No chance. They’re all thicker than a sheepskin.
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Netherlands: State TV edits Theresa May’s London speech to remove references to extremist Islam.

Friday – hot and sunny.

Up at the crack of sparrows to get to the Jordanelle reservoir for 08:00. It’s the National Ability Centre (NAC) training day for Aquatic Sports volunteers – thats me.

This organisation, and I use that word sparingly, does great work with the disabled but when it comes to organisational skills they seem to be severely handicapped. 08:00 start was wrong it’s 08:30. Sadly it’s howling a gale, a trawler has just been seen sinking on the reservoir! They can’t dock the ski boat so it’s a dry land training session. At least we don’t get wet. Looks like a choice of spotter, in the ski boat communicating with driver; jumper, jumping in to help water skier in the water and then picked up by jet ski follower; kayaking; canoeing; paddle boarding. I think I’ll give paddle boarding and jumper a miss – get too wet.

In the evening we pick Bob and Marilyn up to go to TGIF and then go out for dinner at the Grub Steak restaurant.
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Some EU jokes to cheer the REMOANERS up:

1.) A Greek, an Irishman and a Portuguese go into a bar and order a drink. Who picks up the bill?
A German.

2.) The Eurozone credit ratings are like a frying pan.
Greece at the bottom…

3.) Oh dear. The eurozone’s Facebook page has changed its currency status from ‘single’ to ‘it’s complicated’.

4.) NEWS FLASH: Greece has approached the IMF for a €60bn loan after they were turned down by Wonga

5.) The eurozone leaders are looking for a stimulus package. Silvio Berlusconi suggests two Viagra and a Red Bull.

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Less said about the election results the better. May has really screwed up and to be fair didn’t deserve to get a massive majority based on her performance. But it’s a pity because if ever there was a time to put party politics behind us and rally round the country this was it. Big majority to strengthen her hand in BREXIT was critical.

Thankfully that communist terrorist sympathising muppet didn’t get in. But he played a master stroke by bribing the young with free tuition and debt write off. Plus a chance for revenger of the remoaners. How naive can they be to believe it. Where do they think the money comes from? Had he have got in then what a disaster:

    Unilateral allowing EU citizens to stay in UK. Doesn’t give a fig about UK citizens in EU. What a brilliant negotiating tactic that is. And when the EU doesn’t reciprocate what’s the going to do.

    Declaring no matter what we will get a deal. Another master stroke from the Dummies guide to International negotiations.

    Unilateral nuclear disarmament. But we’ll still spend 130 billion on Trident. Er what’s it going to fire, marshmallows.

    Raise corporation tax by 10% as a sure way of encouraging more companies to leave the UK when we have all the uncertainty of BREXIT.

    Nationalise anything that makes a profit and get back to the good old days of crap service and no freedom of choice.

    No doubt he’d continue supporting Hamas and any other terrorists.

    Free University tuition and debt write off. No doubt he’d have gone a step further and given each under 16 year old an X Box, a puppy and a free supply of Coke. And not to forget us silver surfers he could have given us a free weeks cruise every year and a weekly wine ration.

Well I suppose we’ll have to make the best of a bad deal and thank the Flying Spaghetti monster that we don’t have the hammer and sickle flying over number 10; the national anthem changed to “Keep the Red Flag Flying”, they were singing it in Cambridge on election night; a Vigil for ISIS fighters and jihadis who have lost their lives; ISIS leaders and Janis invited for tea with the queen.

Saturday – hot and sunny.

Angela at her violin recital.

Up early for a moderate hike, with the Park City Mountain Sports Club (PCMSC) up the Flying Dog Trail to the Beaver pond. Just 5.4 miles and about a 1,000 feet. Quite a good pace at 2.5 MPH.

In the afternoon we go to a violin and piano recital at a local church. Yes, you read that right, church, violin and pianos. Angela, 8 years old, was playing a piece on her violin – a budding Vanesa Mae.

Evening it time for some TV and a luscious bottle of Zin and Zen Zinfandel.
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Ramadan Special Offer

Those who gain martyrdom during the month of Ramadan are doubly rewarded in Paradise.

Don’t you just love it from the so called religion of pieces and permanent offence. Does this mean you get 140 perpetual virgins?

Sunday – hot and sunny.

Really lazy day.

Went over to Hal and Carols for dinner. Good to see Randy there too. Great evening with barbecued steaks and Brats. Pleasant sitting out on the patio, putting the World to rights, and watching the sun go down. Wendy and Carol book for us to go see “Book of Mormon” down at Salt Lake.
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The company of good friends. One of the many pleasures of life.

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A few more EU jokes to cheer us through BREXIT.

6.) My wife misunderstood my son when he asked for some Play-Doh for Christmas. She got him a load of euros.

7.) Q: How do you know it’s going to be a double-dip recession?
A: Greek exports of taramosalata and tzatziki have plunged.

8.) Some years ago a small rural town in Spain twinned with a similar town in Greece.
The mayor of the Greek town visited the Spanish town. When he saw the palatial mansion belonging to the Spanish mayor, he wondered aloud how on earth he could afford such a house.

The Spaniard replied: ‘You see that bridge over there? The EU gave us a grant to construct a two-lane bridge, but by building a single lane bridge with traffic lights at either end, I could build this place.’

The following year the Spaniard visited the Greek town. He was simply amazed at the Greek mayor’s house: gold taps, marble floors, diamond doorknobs, it was marvellous.

When he asked how he’d raised the money to build this incredible house, the Greek mayor said: ‘You see that bridge over there?’

The Spaniard replied: ‘No.’

9.) In heaven: the cooks are French,
the policemen are English,
the mechanics are German,
the lovers are Italian,
and the bankers are Swiss.

In hell: the cooks are English,
the policemen are German,
the mechanics are French,
the lovers are Swiss
and the bankers are Italian.

10.) Breaking news: The eurozone financial crisis will soon be over as Greece has received an unconditional €100bn bailout offer.

All they have to do is email their account details to the anonymous daughter of wealthy, but deceased African general…

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We’re off to see “Book of Mormon”, yet again, down in Salt Lake. What enlightenment and testimony to freedom of religion and free speech – god bless the First Amendment. The Mormon religion is obviously comfortable in its own skin and doesn’t get offended or need to react violently or any other way. Perhaps it really is time to convert all muslims to Mormons, after all said and done they have so much in common, the first letter of the name of their religion is the same.

Can you imagine the reaction from the religion of pieces and permanent offence if someone ever writes “The Book of Islam”. What a great idea that would be. Help desensitise that religion. Better still can you imagine it being played in Tehran, Mecca and every Islamic country.

Bring it on.

Monday – hot and sunny.

Home from home.

Up and out for a brief talk on hiking followed by a 3 mile walk. Get about 300 yards into the walk and rain stops play. Dam weather forecasters, wrong again.

Swap the Hertz mobile out. Darnelle had got me a superb upgrade to a full size Chevy Malibu, but alas Wendy can’t see out the back window to reverse and can hardly see out the front. She manages to swap it out for a intermediate Chevy Cruze with plenty of gadget and gizmos. For intermediate read big, it just has to be bigger it’s America

Then as a special treat I get to go to the supermarket with Wendy. Apparently she hates me coming to the supermarket with her, as I pressurise her to escape ASAP. Morale there is simple, I won’t go to the supermarket. Yeah, we’ll all be happy.

Lazy afternoon and in the evening we finish season 5 of “House of Cards”.Not as good as the previous. Too complex.

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Red Pilled Eurowhore

20170602 – Escape To Paradise For Summer

Friday – hot and sunny.

On our way.

Well we’re escaping again for 10 weeks in Park City – AKA Paradise without the need for suicide.

Wendy swigs down the last dregs of the brandy in the airport lounge, chomps on her tablets and staggers aboard the big metal bird. Pretty comfortable flight although the seats are a tad close together. A cynic, not me of course, might think it’s a marketing department plot to sell extra leg room.

Atlanta immigration is the usual free for all chaos. They have a cast of hundreds wandering around trying to improve the follow. Sadly they’re not the brightest knifes in the box and they add to the chaos.

Wendy gets interrogated. “Do you have a visa, it’s not showing here.”, “Good job you’re not that Wendy Edwards ” as he looks at photos of the baddies. Then finally “hang on, you need to be interrogated” – computer says. Wendy’s passport is daintily dropped into a sealed clear plastic folder as if it’s some sort of lethal pathogen and we’re led off for a root march around the airport. Finally we’re dumped into a glass goldfish bowl and the doors locked. We’re the only English speakers in there, the majority seem to be sombrero wearers.

On our way to paradise.

One women is extracted. We watch through the sides of the goldfish bowl as she spends 35 minutes having every nook and cranny of her luggage searched. Any minute now we’re expecting the slap of a rubber glove.

Suddenly some wizzened old witch, who looks like she’s one of the three witches in Macbeth, with more metal badges than a Disney worshipper, wraps on the window, points at my mobile and signals me to put it away and sit. By this time I’m starting to think, my visas ok, I’m alright jack, perhaps I should leave the criminal in here and slope off to the airport lounge for some food, wine and relaxation.

Finally after an hour the criminal is summoned to the door and an armed, flack jacketed immigration officer explains that it’s all a computer screw up, Now there’s a surprise, and she can go. He’s fixed it. No it shouldn’t happen again. It’s not normally this busy, hence the delay. No apology.

Dash off to the lounge, so Wendy can get her brandy and tablets ready for the next flight.

Final flight is on time and very comfortable, although I’m sat next to some freak who wants to tell me every random thought firing off in that empty skull of hers. Verbal diarrhoea.

Call in at the supermarket for breakfast and manage to restrain Wendy from marauding the isles. Get back “home” around 22:30 local time, just 23 hours since we left. It’s great to be back and the house feels like home as all our things are in there as we left them.
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No this isn’t a joke it’s a real example of American enterprise in action. Advertised on a school Rounders – sorry Baseball – field to boot. How perverse is that. Obviously their marketing department had a brain wave.

Fancy getting this as a Father day present – depressing thought.

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Pat Condell on Women defend yourselves:

Saturday – hot and sunny.

Our back deck with giant barbie and jacuzzi.

Up at the crack of sparrows as usual on the first day. It’s just great having all our gear here, along with food and more importantly wine from last time.

Sadly no coffee in the house so having the luxury of a car I toddle off to Starbucks to get some supplies. Having a car is great but it does make you idle.

While Wendy toddles off for her weekly treat with a trip to the supermarket I set off to scout out a suitable 3 mile leisure hike. In true American fashion, everything heres has to be bigger and better, so they call it a hike, but it’s really a walk, to be brutally honest a stroll would be even better. Just 3 miles, with one of the most spectacular espresso’s I’ve ever tasted, at the half way stage.

Carol and Angela pop in to welcome us back.

And by 20:00 we’re ready for bed.
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Views from the back deck.

Yes, another horrendous attack and slaughter from the religion of pieces and permanent offence. It seems like prayers, vigils, flowers, fine words, coloured light up of monuments and rants of righteous indignation have not done the trick and “stricken fear into the hearts” of the jihadis.

First we had “BREXIT means BREXIT”. Now we have “enough enough”. At least we have a step forward in that “they” are using the words “islamist extremism” but still they persist with the head in the sand view that it is “…an ideology that is a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth”.

When will “they” recognise we are at war?

When will “they” recognise that islam is the problem?

When will “they” recognise that islamists want sharia not democracy?

When will “they” do something?

If you doubt it go read the Quran.

How can we tolerate 23,000 suspects in our midst and not take some drastic action.

And no, not all muslims are extremists. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some very kind muslims who you’d be proud to call your friend. But muslims do need to radically reform their religion. The problem is you have to see, first hand, how they treat women and of course their views on apostasy to understand how whole communties can be cowed by the bearded ones.

Sunday – hot and sunny.

Silly Market.

Up and off for a walk to the Silly market. As usual it’s full of tree huggers, jewellery and doggy stalls. Quaint social gathering.

Have lunch / coffee at the Town lift.

Walk back and that’s 5 miles round trip for the day.

In the evening Wendy goes off with the Schmitt family to watch Beauty and the Beast at the Empire. They’ve bought her tickets and thankfully assumed I would not want to go – spot on, I’d rather study the leaves shimmering in the Aspens.

They all enjoy it. Wendy thought it was great and Angela stayed awake all the way through.

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Park city main street.

Finding something positive to say here in paradise is not difficult. It’s just awesome, great scenery, lovely town, plenty to do and such friendly people. Tempting to become an undocumented immigrant.

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Here we are in the land of the free; land of free enterprise; the dollar rules and a great constitution. Yet when I go in a liquor store they’re all state controlled. They all sell exactly the same limited choice – I don’t know who buys their beers but they obviously have limited vision, in fact I suspect I suspect they’re teetotal.

Then there’s the violation of the 1st Amendment – though shalt not recognise any religion – and yet they close on a Sunday. How do they get away with that. Yes, it’s a Mormon thing. A fairly innocuous religion, who unlike the extremists of the religion of pieces and permanent offence, seem to do no one any harm. Apart that is from a thirsty alcoholic on a Sunday. But give me a Mormon any day, they’re such nice people and their extremist may well go around marrying 4 wives and trying, with single genitalia, to populate the state of Utah. Perhaps we should have forced conversion of all muslims to Mormons, after all said their religion starts with the same letter – good enough for me.

Monday – hot and sunny.

Inside Costco’s freezer.

Time for a trip down to Costco. Call in at the Archery store first to se about an Archery evening, then it’s a lunch tour around Costco, grazing all the free samples.

Hal and Angela pop round to pick up their piggies. Good to see him, he’s looking good.

In the evening we catch up with “House of Cards’. Don’t think this 5th season is as good as the others.
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Park city.

WTF is going on in my country? The bed wetting, PC brigade have truly lost the plot and have disappeared so far up their own rectum that they can’t see what the hell they’re doing.

A British mayoral candidate has caused controversy after delivering a video manifesto on the BBC website completely in Urdu.
Mohammed Aslam, who is an independent candidate for Greater Manchester ‘Metro Mayor’, appeared on the BBC News site’s “minute manifesto” series, in which each candidate is given one minute to spell out their policies.

However, the corporation appears to have had to dub over Mr Aslam’s speech after he delivered it in a foreign language.
Janice Atkinson, an independent member of the European Parliament, tweeted saying: “If you can’t/won’t speak English you have no right to stand in elections. You cannot represent our people, culture and values. Stand down.”

It remains unclear whether Mr Aslam is in fact unable to speak English or whether he simply refused to do so.
According to the BBC website, Mr Aslam was born in Faisalbad, Pakistan and moved to Manchester 17 years ago. He is the director of a property letting company, and says he wants to make the area “more developed and a modern region”….

Tuesday – hot and sunny.

Music on a hike.

Wendy’s off to volunteer at the hospital. I go on a PCMSC leisure hike. Just 3 miles to the old Barn. A pleasant stroll.

Meet the Leisure hikes co-ordinator. Find it somewhat bizarre that they should want to discourage “too many” leisure hikes when volunteers are prepared to give up their time.

Leisurely afternoon followed by more of “House of Cards” in the evening.
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Yes Minister explains the EEC (EU)

Wednesday – hot and sunny.

The famous old barn.

Wendy’s off volunteering at the Christian Centre. I decide to explore the Lost Prospector and Masonic Trail around Masonic hill. Wow it may only be 3 miles but it tough. I think the moral of the story is don’t try and hike black /expert mountain bike trails. They’re tough for bikers and certainly tough on geriatrics who still have 16 year old mind but not the bodies to match and who haven’t acclimatised to mountain life with limited oxygen – 7,000 feet here.

Pick Wendy up from the Christian Centre. They’re all such friendly soles and Wendy comes out with more bagels, sandwiches and cakes, that will stretch the side of a giant US freezer. Can’t complain, looks like it’ll be butties for tomorrows tea. They get that much donated that anything that they think will go to waste they give out to their volunteers. They sure look after Wendy. I doubt we’ll ever have to buy bakery items ever again.

In the afternoon I go up to NAC Archery range for the Archery instructors course. A bit of a fish out of water surrounded by all these bubbling teenagers who are NAC summer camp volunteers and interns etc. They’re all having a great timed no doubt under age drinking and nookie features in their enjoyment.

More “House of Cards” in the evening.
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Why the UK is in the EU

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Park City from Masonic hill.

Huge scale of terror threat revealed: UK home to 23,000 jihadists.

Let’s stop blaming the security services and police. They are swamped and given the size of the problem they are doing a great job.

Let’s start demanding that the PC bed wetting politicians do something more than fine words, vigils, prayers, half mast flags and other platitudes. I’m sure these are not “striking fear into the hearts” of the islamist.

Let’s start by recognising we are at war, and saying so.

Let’s start by naming the problem, speaking the words “the problem is islam”. Yes, of course not all muslims are islamist but the problem is in their community and they need to be seen to be doing a lot about it and routing out these losers.

Let’s realise that we are going to have to take drastic measures that will impinge upon all our freedoms.

We are at war and should:

Deer Valley from Masonic Hill.

1 Offer each one of these 23,000 three choices, leave the country and surrender any British citizenship (the preferred option); interment, preferably on some inhospitable, cold and wet island; tagging.

2 Stop allowing known Jihadis back into the country. I really don’t give a rats if they become stateless. The 400 who have come back from ISIS should be immediately kicked out and their citizenship revoked.

3 Close any mosques or place of worship attended by anyone guilty of a terroist attack or planned terrorist attack.

4 Deport the leaders, and their immediate family, of any mosque or place of worship in 2 above. Also deport the immediate family of anyone involved in a terrroist attack or planned attack.

5 Appoint volunteer worship monitors who will attend all meetings in places of worship to monitor content for extremism. In the vent of extremism then the place will be closed. If they’re not promoting extremism they’ve nothing to fear by it.

6 Appoint volunteer education monitors who will attend religious schools to monitor for extremism and report into OFSTED. In the event of extremism then the school will be closed.

7 In the event that places of worship or religious school refuse to voluntarily let monitors attend, then close them.

8 Ban all sharia courts.

9 Ban the burka as a message to regain our culture and stop the rot of this failed multiculturalism that has got us into this problem.

10 Apply a 400% VAT on Halal meet products and remove it from our schools as a message to regain our culture.

11 Remove all blasphemy laws and encourage open criticism of all religions.

12 Remove the word islamophobia from our vocabularies. Recognise that it is quite rational to fear islam.