Friday, August 17, 2012


Something that's been happening to me a lot lately is I read some news story, get my panties in a twist about what's going on, but then don't feel like coming on here to write a story about it, or voice my opinion, which I'm sure all of you totally can't get enough of...

So I've given in, and come  here today to talk about the upcoming Presidential Election.  I'm just going to pose a few statements, then talk about them, and you can express your hatred for me later.

1) Politics is a dirty game that will never be transparent or honest in any way, unless you're Ron Paul.

Ol' Ronnie has definitely showed us that he has been honest and passionate in his political career, but this doesn't win elections, or even nominations apparently.  And this honesty has definitely gone out the window in this election.  Let's face it, they're all criminals, and we are constantly choosing the lesser of two evils with this biased two-party system.  Campaigns are dominated by money, if you don't have it, you aren't in the spotlight.  I guarantee that the Presidential debates coming up will be between the Republicans and Democrats and nobody else.  Honestly, what's the issue with having other candidates there?  Back to the money issue, this is no doubt influencing the decision making of the elected party, and if you think that isn't happening, you're crazy as hell, crazier than I.  Which brings me to the next point...

2) People are fucking whiners!!

When is the general population going to realize, that with all the people living here (>300million) we can't please everyone.  And I'm not targeting either side of the argument here, I'm targeting people in general.  People who take government money, people who expect to be handed things, people who go out and spend...spend...spend, then wonder why their house is in foreclosure.  You're taking advantage of the system, and the rest of us hate you for it.  You can't get a job...oh, well maybe you should apply yourself a little harder.  This is the land of opportunity, and if you don't have any opportunity, you aren't working hard enough to see it.  On the other hand, be grateful for what you have, it could end tomorrow.

3) Everything is going to be okay.

You know, I can get pretty fired up about some political issues, and I grow tired of trying to talk about these things, because if I have a different opinion than someone I'm discussing these issues with, it's not like I'm going to change their views.  That's what Amerrrica prides itself on, the individual.  But that's just it...we all need each other, liberals need conservatives, rich need poor, pleasure with pain, etc.  If we were all the same, there would be no control, no buffer.  So as heated as the next few months are going to be with the election quickly approaching, keep in mind that we're all in this together, and Romney is a criminal. I mean, doesn't he just look like he's constantly doing something behind his back...

!!!!OBAMA 2012!!!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

History is made.

Does everyone realized what happened at the early hours of the morning today?  We flew a space ship over 150 million miles to the planet of MARS!!!!  Ever stop and think about what needs to happen for something like this to take place?? Obviously, lots of money, but money well spent on the minds of geniuses to expand our understanding of the universe.  Cheers to anyone and everyone involved in this.  I'm really excited to see what the rover finds!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Post 9-11 Exploits

What is "the war on terrorism"?  Can you declare war on an idea.  Look at the war on drugs, or the war on guns.  Why are we as Americans, so quick to declare war on things that we know will never be fully eradicated?

Yeah, Obama apologized for the US a couple times, are we not supposed to apologize for our jaded and grossly embarrassing past?  I'm not saying it's all bad, but come on.  We're only human after all, and apologizing isn't a way of admitting we are weak, or in some way a subordinate, it's a way of saying, "Hey, we fucked up, let's be friends".

We have one of the largest defense budgets in the world, I doubt anything will get through.  And when was the last time a war was fought on American soil?

All I'm trying to get across here, is that these people are terrorists themselves.  Using hate and fear to get you on their side.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chick-fil-A: Home of the original misinformation sandwich.

I know Chick-Fil-A is really good food, not really good for you, but awesome.  Often, when I'm hungover, there is nothing that will stand between me and some waffle fries, a shake, and a chicken sandwich.  However, with the CEO coming out and saying he supports gay marriage bans, I was reluctant to return.   I mean I know it's Jesus' chicken, which is probably why it is so good, but why do people care about gay marriage so much.  I don't understand their hang up.  You could think it's morally wrong, and that's fine, but how does two men getting married or two women getting married affect you?

And don't give me that 'sanctity of marriage' bullshit.  Marriage in the present day is pretty much a facade anyways.  Yes, I know that there are some people out there who love each other, and get married and live happily ever after, wonderful.  But I know there are also people out there, like one of my friends from high school, that got married to a woman before he went in to military service because they payed married soldiers more than single ones.  This goes along with all the tax breaks and other governmental benefits that married people enjoy.  Does your God actually care that you have a marriage license approved by some governing body?  Does your God care about honoring the person you decide to be with for the rest of your life?

And I know there are probably huge holes in my rantings, but honestly, fuck off (haha). If you can give me one good reason about why gay marriage is wrong (other than citing some out of date bible verse) then I will concede to your point.  Otherwise, let them do what they want, let them adopt one of million children without parents, let them spend money on a big wedding in SanFran, let them buy a house, just let them be free to do what they want.

This is so taboo in the public eye that Chick-Fil-A, recently being established as an openly anti-gay corporation, is lying to it's customers.  The Jim Henson (creator of Muppets) Company pulled the rights for Chick-Fil-A to give Muppets toys out with it's kids meals in an act of supporting gay marriage, or maybe not supporting hate.  Chick-Fil-A restaurants now have signs posted at their restaurants saying the toys were  "recalled for safety issues".

Yeah, that's right, fill them with misinformation, keep them in the dark, people are ignorant if you stuff their faces with shitty food, put them in front of a TV with shitty news/shows....Don't leave that couch, the outside world is a scary place....Don't have an opinion, yours may conflict with another, just believe what we tell you.

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Boise, Idaho and Farming at the Ranch

Hello readers,

I have recently returned from a trip to Boise, ID for a conference.  I really wasn't sure what to expect of that city, but I was relieved when I found out it was a pretty hip place.  I asked a woman at the airport, "What should I do while I'm in Boise?" She said, I should go rafting down the river, and visit at least one of the nearly 10 breweries/distilleries in the city.  Well, I got my priorities straight and visited 4 of the breweries in the city and went wading around in the river, hahaha. As always at these things, I met a lot of great people who I'm hoping to run in to in the near future, one person who lives particularly close who I'm hoping will come down for a visit for some beers and home grown veggies.  One final thing about Boise, they have the coolest library sign I've ever seen:

So I got back from Boise, excited to tend to the garden.  Turns out we had a ton of rain when I was gone so not only were the veggies doing well, but the weeds were also out of control.  My corn and cucumbers were done, so I pulled them out and turned the dirt over to get it ready for some squash and pumpkins, umm Halloween Party in the making??  Anyways, I've been harvesting tomatoes, corn, cukes, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, okra, etc...but today was mostly herbs.  I literally have a bale of basil, it smelled so good when I picked it up I wanted to carry it forever.  Here's a pic of what I picked today:

From the left: Oregano, Sage, Dill, Basil
In the foreground: Fuel, Tomatoes, Okra, and the clippers I had to use to cut the basil down...

I've also been kicking out some monster beets.  Apparently, there is a large breed of beet that is called a Mangel beets.  This one isn't anywhere near that size, but gorgeous nonetheless, they always look so cool on the inside:

I also have some blueberry bushes that are cranking out some delicious berries.  Last time we made some peach/blueberry crisp, it was sooooo good (it had some Jameson in it).

I'm so happy to be farming, I think I like it so much because I grew up doing it and it's such an essential part of life.  Most people are so disconnected from their food.  I have pity for them.  I have my father to thank for raising us kids in the country.  I hated when he made us work, but I'm glad I have the skill set to produce now.  One of the other reasons I enjoy doing this so much is because I love reading books by authors like Joel Salatin and Michael Pollan.  There is a huge movement happening with people moving away from centralized food, and I'm happy to be a part of that. REBEL!!!!!!!

Warning: Quasi-religious rant coming...

One of the other reasons I enjoy farming that I've been thinking about lately (brace yourself for a bomb) is the fact that the Sun and Earth are providing me what I need.  People may send praise to Jesus Christ or Allah or whomever, these spaghetti monsters in the sky...I personally find happiness in knowing that the Sun is providing energy, my plants are harvesting that energy, I'm consuming that energy, and the Earth is providing the resources for harvesting that energy.  Two things I can see, feel, smell, taste (obviously not the Sun, haha), that I can respect.  Some people go to church and pray, I go in my garden, recycle, try to stay efficient and not use too much energy.  Basically I consider myself a steward of the planet, and when I take care of it, it will take care of me.  Listen all I'm saying is that this makes a lot more sense to me than praying to someone(thing) that you aren't even sure is there.

So come on over, stop in for a visit, we can have some home made beer, veggies, fruit.  We can stand around and shoot the shit, we can get drunk and pass out.  I'm overly happy to have what I have and willing to share.

Cheers, Beers, and maybe some Deer (buying a rifle for deer season),


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Joe the Local Terrorist

You may remember this fellow deemed 'Joe the Plumber' from the election in 2008, Sarah Palin going on and on about him, and most likely giving him some Santorum (google) on the side....  Now this guy is using his new found fame to run for governor.  This is one of his campaign ads where he relates gun control and the Holocaust.  Basically he says something along the lines of "If the Jews had guns, so many of them wouldn't have died".  Which is true I guess, but you're missing the point 'Joe'.

The Holocaust was about someone trying to get their piece of the pie, and killing a lot of innocent people in the process, since they were deemed to be unclean in his mind.  Using this to gain votes is crazy, I mean who is going to see this ad and say to themselves, "Oh man, another Hitler could come here tomorrow, I better change my mind about gun control.  THANKS JOE!!!".

I'm for guns, I like them.  If that makes me an ignorant redneck in your eyes, then maybe you're just a liberal jackass.  Bottom line is, you aren't going to sway people with this ad. People who are for gun control, are gonna shout "FUCK YEAH!!" at the end when you say "I love America".  But people who are against gun control, which I'm guessing will have a little higher education are just going to think you're a fucking moron.

So thanks for the laugh 'Joe', it took me away from my work for a second.

Cheers Everyone!!

Let me know what you think about this guy.


Friday, June 15, 2012

This is nothing short of bullshit

A woman was told, by the pilot, that she could not board her airplane because her shirt was offensive.  Attorneys are saying that the pilot was within his rights to tell the woman this since the shirt may have upset some of the other passengers, which would then be a "safety issue".  Check out the story, see what the womans shirt said, let me know your thoughts on the matter.