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Cultural Appropriations

June 21st, 2017 . by Cary

Saw this in the Woodpile Report of June 20, 2017 – credited to Taki’s Magazine:

“We would love to cut a deal with the noble indigenous peoples across the Earth — you can have your Navajo panties and aboriginal dot paintings and every last freaking burrito on the planet so long as you give us back our computers and cell phones and cars and indoor plumbing and electricity and air conditioners. Deal?”

Monday Plans

April 27th, 2009 . by Cary

I had a good shift on Friday, no problems and kept busy most of the time so I was rather profitable. Not every day is that profitable, which means that I likely won’t be driving cab forever, but for now it is filling the gap.

Today, since the new building has a green tag, we start working on the finishing touches of the new “gameroom” at the church. I’ll take pictures and show you what I’m up to this week.

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

Thursday Round-Up

April 16th, 2009 . by Cary

Before I get into a review of the blogs that I follow, let me say two things. First, yes, I am a charter member of the Domestic Terrorist Bloggers Network, but I am not a “terrorist” except in my own government’s eyes. And second, yesterday was “tax day” but it was also “tea party” day. There were eighteen listed events in the state of Arizona, with the largest being the gathering here at the capitol building in Phoenix. The paper says there were about 5,000 protesters in attendance; actual estimates put the number much, much higher, by at least a factor of three, but then the crowd wasn’t full of illegal immigrants demanding rights or lefties demanding money, so the estimators got thrown off. Obama and his Dem minions were not the only ones being protested; here in Arizona the governor, Jan Brewer (R), is planning on increasing taxes to cover the one BILLION dollar budget shortfall.

When TMBWitW and I run into a budget shortfall, we cut back on spending. Being simple minded, non-economic types, and certainly without years of experience in running a country (into the ground), we didn’t realize you could actually spend MORE than you BROUGHT IN and still call it good. We always thought that would eventually land you in the poor house, but hey – we don’t have Ivy-league educations, either. Oh, and we pay our taxes. Unlike certain cabinet appointees.

Were you aware that if you worked for the IRS and you tried to Geithner your return, you would be fired without ability to appeal? Don’t believe me? Check out the story in the April 15, 2009 Chicago Tribune: IRS workers see double standard on tax errors. Nothing to see there, folks – just the same double standard as always…

OK – Let’s get off the blood-pressure raising stuff and on to the reason you stopped in on this fine Thursday morning:

Tea Party Section! American and ProudAn Ol’ Broad’s RamblingsARRA News ServiceBloviating ZeppelinDo The Right ThingGateway PunditLast Refuge of a ScoundrelMonkey in the MiddleOath KeepersPolitical PistachioSamantha SpeaksTexas FredThe Black SphereThird Wave DaveAn Obama NationEject! Eject! Eject!Seaspook

Spring looks to have sprung, and might stay that way, on Unalaska. Steve has the story on A Sense of Place. Amboy Times has added another item to The List of Things That Offend Muslims. No, I’m not on there. Yet. Jump over to Assoluta Tranquilita to sign the petition to get the State of Texas to prosecute the killers of DASY to the maximum extent of the law. Then take a much-needed relaxing break At The Water. Basti has another gathering of tidbits. GuyK has his usual charming slant on today’s happenings over at Charming, Just Charming. cookiecrumbexpress has some motivating items. As usual, Dumb Looks Still Free is well worth the time it takes to read through his essay. Jenn has news and tidbits over at Take A Stand Against Liberals.

Roger W. Gardner posts his thoughts on the current maelstrom on Maggie’s Notebook. Kathi has Wednesday’s Hero up on Mail Call! Supporting The Troops. Mary tells us about Randy Alcorn’s one favorite book on Mary’s World.

Texas Gets It Right.

Memories from Viet Nam, courtesy of Greybeard, on Pitchpull. The Supremacy of Everyman on RattlerGator. Texas Fred likes the idea of 49 states in the United States, and Then there is the Republic of Texas… Meanwhile, Arizona’s former governor is calling my and my friends “terrorists” – visit the BLOG for more. Chief Roland has some advice for pirates. Kris has a few thoughts on the disposition of those trying to import terrorism on This Is Stoke Newington. TJ thinks that Texas as a separate geopolitical entity would be a good idea too. Personally, I think Texas should annex Oklahoma and Arizona.

Hammer shares some hard-earned experience. Hey, learn from others’ mistakes – you won’t live long enough to make all your own! What happens when a sub-network tells the truth? Yid With Lid has the answer. For something totally different, how about a Bishop who is taking Notre Dame to task? See the letter on Bottom Line Up Front.

How about some April Fool’s Day irony? Follow the fun on Improv Everywhere.

Always good for reminding us who the real terrorists are – The Religion of Peace. Would you spend your day with someone who does nothing but spew negativity? Andrew Tallman wants to know.

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

1375 and a wake-up! No, wait – most of the country has already woke up, now we’re trying to get the rest of ya’ll to quit hittin’ the snooze alarm…

Finish Applied

March 23rd, 2009 . by Cary

I’m going about this part a little backward – I should have drilled the doors for the hinges before I started applying the stain, but sometimes you get in a groove and forget where you need to be…

The first step is to remove all the sanding dust (you did remember to sand everything down to a smooth finish, right?) since the fastest way to mash up a finish is to try to apply it over sanding dust. On smaller projects I would use a tack cloth, but the air hose took care of the dust this time around.

dusted and ready to stain

I am using Minwax English Chestnut on red oak for this project. It’s got good color, good coverage, and is kind of forgiving if you leave it on too long – you can do a little extra rubbing to pull some color out, as long as you aren’t trying to pull it ALL out – which makes it ideal for hand application.

frames finished - hall bath

The sink bases are what is referred to as “linen” bases – there are no false fronts over the doors. Both doors and drawer fronts have a 1/2″ overlay to them, meaning the edges of the doors and drawer fronts overlap the openings by 1/2″ all around. The option was to have a larger overlay (probably 1 1/4″) and show even less of the beautiful oak frames.

frames finished - master bath

The customer chose a flat panel door, and I fancied it up a bit with mitered corners. The inside profile is a Roman Ogee, about 3/8″, and the outer profile is a simple yet elegant 3/8″ round over. I used the round over on the outside edges of the drawer fronts also. The customer is picking out door and drawer pull or handle hardware, so I did not put a finger route or finger pull groove on the doors and drawer fronts.

back of doors

The next set of pictures will have the doors hung and the drawers installed, for an almost-finished look. Just before I add the hardware, though, I will be using the Minwax Polyurethane clear semi-gloss spray as a top coat and to give the Chestnut just a bit of a glow.

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

Tuesday’s Special: Pork!

March 17th, 2009 . by Cary

So – how’s this “Hope” and “Change” working for you? Any improvement since the last time I asked?

No?

How about a real eye-opener? In the Spendulus (porkulus, broke-ulus, ridic-ulus) bill, did you know that West Virginia is only asking for $700,000 for ONE project? Did you know that Illinois (I know this will come as a shock and surprise to all of you) is requesting $3,108,484,657 (that’s three billion) for 1,031 projects?

Don’t believe me? Check it out for yourself (and your own state – how’d you do? Arizona has plans for $5,574,053,222 to cover 743 projects) at Stimulus Watch.

Worth noting – not all projects are guaranteed funding – these projects are the ones deemed “shovel ready” by the mayors of each state “as submitted in the 2008 U.S. Conference of Mayors report.”

Wow.

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1404 and a wake-up…

Chat ya later…

cary

Thank you for stopping by, In GOD We Trust, God bless you all, don’t buy or breed cats or dogs while homeless pets die (spay, neuter & adopt a pet, one by one, until there are none), Wear Red on Fridays, and support Warriors for Innocence!

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