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Time for a pool update July 30, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Pool Blogging.

A large crew showed up yesterday to start the tile and rock coping work.

Me likey.

UPDATE: new pics today.  more rock work.


The back, including the retaining wall.  elzbth, see, the old sewer pipe is still in there!


The spa.  Western view.


So far, so good.

UPDATE II:  more rock work, same ol.  Electronical stuff tomorrow, decks start on Monday.

Chicago attacks Wal*Mart July 27, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Bidness.

With a feather boa and a couple of Super Soakers.

I mention this in the comments, ACORN is closely associated with the United Food and Commercial Workers union.  Who are in turn allied with the Teamsters.

They’ve been after Wal*Mart for years.  Who, after a mere 11 years in the grocery business, have become the world’s leading grocer.

Succeed.  Get assaulted by communists.

Unions are dying.  But they aren’t going down without a fight.  The only thing that sustains them today is federal employees.  You yank them out of the mix, the unionized work force in America is less than 3%.

Laws that target certain “large” businesses with certain “large” retail buildings are gonna get tossed out, just like that *cough*BULLSHIT*cough* Maryland law that attempted to force “a certain large bidness” to direct 8% of its profits to health care for its employees. 

Law.  Tossed.  Out.  BOOYAH!

Chinese government investigators claim protester broke his own neck July 27, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.  He did it to make you look bad.  Cause you don’t like have any history of harsh treatment against citizen activists.


Guy was protesting the forced relocation of 1 million people to build the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River.  I believe I read the communist government used Kelo as part of their justification.

Well, I’m sure they’re right, and this son of a gun just throwed himself at a 2 x 4 and busted his neck, just to make a statement.

What a maroon.

Congress debates horse slaughter ban July 26, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Bidness.

We slaughter horses?

For human consumption?

Here in Texas??

Peoples don’t eat horse meat in the US anymore.  Dogs still get some.  Alpo was the gold standard.

But we slaughter horses and ship the meat off to Europe and Japan??


I’d just like to say right now, I’m going to have to re-evaluate my disdain of the French.  If they can eat horses from Texas, just how bad can they be?

Does PETA know about this?  And if they don’t, is there a number I can call or anything just to piss em off?

Wow. It looks like a pool now July 25, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Pool Blogging.




Did you know that gunite is just concrete formed under pressure?

I didn’t.

Now we both do.  Deal with that!

Dramatic rescue at sea July 25, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Bidness, Current Events.

I never really gave much thought to “how many cars can you get on one o them there transport ships”?  But if I had, and you asked me to guess, I woulda guessed way lower than “5,000”.

Lessee, at 20k, what is that, 10 million?

Anyway, glad they’re all safe.  Somewhere some insurance underwriter is having a bad day.

Texas leads nation in wind generated power July 25, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Bidness, Current Events.

So suck it, Cahleeforneeya!

About a year ago I switched retail providers.  Texas now allows competition for energy consumers.  The company I use generates about 50% of their power using windmills. 

Way the hell out in West Texas where it doesn’t screw up the view of the yacht club.

I’m still dead July 24, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in terrorist hemorrhoids.


This place sucks.  I mean, it really really sucks.  I’m hot all the time.  Thirsty.  There’s no AC and no water. 

No virgins either.  Not one.  Not even any women as far as I can tell, just disembodied spirits screeching all the time about this eternal torture or that eternal torture, hell I can’t even make out what they’re saying, just that they never shut up.  It’s like “eeeeEEEEEEEYYYAAAAAAAAAARGH”! 

I’m sick of that shit.

And the DEMONS.  Oh they just won’t leave you alone.  They run around with their pitchforks 24 x 7, sticking you in the butt or jabbing you in the eye (that really hurts). 

And the damned eye ALWAYS grows back the next day.  Something tricky about that.

Oh, and every so often I just burst into flames for no reason.  Somebody told me it’s from getting too close to the smelly rocks.  But he was screaming so I dunno.  And there’s this one demon whose job apparently is to kick you in the nuts three times a day.  I hate that little bastard.

You know something?  I really hate this place.

I wish I was this funny July 23, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.
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Wuzzadem rocks.

That is all.

And they said it wouldn’t last. July 21, 2006

Posted by daveintexas in Current Events.

Massachusetts same-sex pioneers split up.

The first rejoinder from the left will be citing the rate of divorce among heterosexuals.

It will ignore demographics.  It’ll just say 50% or words to that effect.

They met 21 years ago.  They bought a house 12 years ago.  They have a 10 year old daughter.  2 years ago, Massachusetts said “you can get married”.

So what happened?

I suspect PMS.