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Friday, July 31, 2009

POTW Week 30

So from out of the blue, we hear from Peep of the Year, Lauren Rathbone, whining about her reigning year being half over, and thinking she is going to get a lobster dinner because she is floating in Echo Lake.
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Uh..... Lauren.
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There are no lobsters in Echo Lake.
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Duh!!!!
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Being POTY must really take a toll on people.
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Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeos of the Week for the 30th week of 2008

Lauren Rathbone
Ed Hudson
Phil Freeman
Ron Caliri
David Labovitz
Nancy Bruett

Maybe we should look into the special needs and stresses that POTY's face every day. Not everyone handles stress equally.

Take the Bait


I have to get out and bait the traps sometime today. Even when you are a dynamic executive type at Nanepashemet Telecom, you have to make time for the simple, mundane tasks.
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Just because I'm a Mountain of a Man, that doesn't prevent me from sometimes doing the same things that a mundane peep would do.....

Lauren Rathbone, reigning Peep of the Year said....
I am over half way thru my PEEP of the year run, do I get a lobster dinner! Heading to north conway this weekend, I will think of Mrs Nestor as I float on echo lake.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

No Urinating



Even when you specifically put the sign up.....

Susan said...
Who did that Jay?

No Susan. That is obviously not my urine. (When I pee on a building, I usually spell my name, and this is just one big void.)
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Didn't you read the sign???
It says "No Urinating Against the Building."
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So naturally, I didn't pee there.
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However, there was no sign that said that you couldn't take a poo in the bushes.

Pesky Facts

So President Obama is taking time out of his busy day today to have a beer with some Cambridge guys who had a run in. President BO calls it a "Teaching Moment".
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Do you find this to be just a bit pretentious? A tad irritating maybe? A little condescending?
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Let's face it. The Gates controversy points out that people who make a living out of extolling racist America are on the run. Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Skip Gates, and quite a few of the twisted ideolog professors that I remember at UMASS and BU are losing their subject matter.
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Racism in America is on the wane. Somebody should point out to them the WE ELECTED A BLACK PRESIDENT. And the FACTS behind the Cambridge racial profiling incident clearly show that this was not an issue of race at all... from the 911 call down to the African American police sergeant who responded to the scene immediately after Crowley, the evidence is clear that race was NOT taken into account by anyone but Henry Louis Gates.
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Now it comes out that the evil white Sergeant Crowley is a widely respected teacher of racial profiling to Massachusetts police cadets. Pesky fact.
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President BO lectured to us that the "Cambridge Police acted stupidly." Did they also act stupidly by issuing you 17 tickets while you were a student in Cambridge, that you only paid when you decided to run for President? That's another one of those pesky facts that keep moving this from the trite rush to judgement that Obama embraced.
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I guess the most annoying thing about this is that America has made great strides, and it is obvious that guys like Gates have an equity position in seeing that racism persists.
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We should never forget our racist past... but we can't denigrate our achievements in escaping that past.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bye Bye B. I.

We bid adieu to the Block Island project today.
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Left the Verizon cell site a lot better than we found it. Which still isn't saying much. It has been a very ill kept cell site.
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But the unbelieveably rainy conditions in May and June really made this job drag on a lot longer than we had hoped. You can't cad weld in the rain and you can't climb towers in the rain, and there was a ton of each on this job.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Axiomatic

We all know the axiom.... "If a tree falls in the forest, and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound?"
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Maybe you don't know this axiom, but I do.
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Well.... "If a tree falls in your backyard, and nobody has the insurance to cover the removal, does it stay there all summer?"
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This one may be harder to answer.
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I'm so sick of legal fees. My next door neighbor, who shares with us in the willow drapesing his property has been threatening lawsuit. Maybe if I wasn't paying lawyers up the yin-yang these days, I'd be more attentive to his rants and raves.
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I'd just be happy to see the mess cleaned up, fix my fence and get on with life without massive down willow branches all over the place.

The Lorax said...

take down the willow. shallow roots.

Tuna Lips said...

what's axiomatik is there aint nary a scrap o'toilet paper in the public crap house when I needs to pinch me a loaf.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Willow Limb



Granted our backyard is a source of neglect. We really have to pay some attention to it and get it into shape.
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But the huge willow limb that crashed through the fence at 10:00 AM this morning didn't help matters at all.
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Both my insurance agent, Dave Bruett, and my public adjuster, Harvey Rowe, didn't give me any indication that this will be a quick insurance fix.
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Maybe cleaning this up will be the catalyst to getting the entire back done for the rest of the summer.

Close Out July

It's the last week in July. Not much fishing luck this summer, but at least the keeper trap is filled with lobsters. We'll probably fire up the turkey fryer with a kettle of boiling water this weekend for a lobster dinner.
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It will be a push to clear up loose ends this week, tidy up Nanepashemet Telecom. We've got a couple of projects in the pipeline, but I would really like to concentrate on closeouts rather than planning. Plus we will be moving our warehouse operations next week so it will be nice to stand back and take stock.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Workbench Progress


I surprised myself at the progress that was made on the Workbench Project.
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The dovetailed apron was glued and fastened, the end vise was attached, as well as the two bench vises.
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The wooden vise grips have to be assembled and fastened to the bench vises, and a ton of sanding had to be done. Then the holes for the bench dogs need to be lined up and drilled.
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I also cut all of the mortises for the bench leg system in the mahogany 2x4's using the Jet Mortising Machine that I'm really glad that I bought on a whim six months ago or so.
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I'm going to set up the router table with a sharpened 3/4" straight bit to cut the tenons.
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Then the leg system will be assembled and attached to the bottom of the table.
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After the sanding is completed, five or six coats of sprayed polyurethane varnish will finish the project, and we will move it into the basement to be used as a plan table and fine detail work, until it becomes the centerpiece for the dream shop that I will build when I retire.
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Maybe I'll sneak in some hours on the project this week because I'm anxious to get moving on Kate's Adirondack chair. I know that I will be down to Block Island once or twice this week to close that project out, and there is probably some other Nanepashemet Telecom priorities that will loom forth. Plus alot will depend on the weather.

White House Beer

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So  the President wants to have a beer at the White House with the Cambridge Cop and the agitated Harvard Professor.
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Could be a really sensitive meeting.
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I would think that the White House stocks a wide selection of beers.
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Colt 45 is one brand that has marketed heavily to African Americans. Billy Dee Williams says "It works every time!" Maybe Obama should test this claim.
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Or maybe they should stick to a Sam Adams.
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Better yet, I'd recommend a Corona, which would placate the growing Hispanic constituency.

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If I was Obama, I wouldn't pick the beer....he's already way too deep in the weeds.
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Then again..... I would ship a case of Bud to the Cambridge Police and call it a day.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Weekend Responsibility

Peeps -
We are staring down the beginning of a relatively nice, mid-summer weekend.
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Why don't you pay attention to your own plans, and stop sending me hundreds of emails asking me what I'm going to do this weekend????
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I'm tempted to completely ignore your pathetic petitions, but I realize that would tend to exacerbate your neurotic insecurities, so I will gratuitously give you my weekend outlook. You Emotional Babies!
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Things I have to do.... check lobster pots, glue the maple and mahoghany apron on to the workbench project, make a bank deposit, see if the Bluefish have returned to Fish Alley behind Baker's Island, get a rowing workout in the Tender in Marblehead Harbor, grab a burger at the Boston Yacht Club, send out some Nanepashemet Telecom invoices, drink some Dark and Stormies.
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Pretty much have to stop the list there. Even a Mountain of a Man like me has his limits.
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Now I hope you can settle down and concentrate on your own life for awhile and leave me alone.

POTW Week 29

My advice to the President is to concentrate on the economy, and try to get his health plan on track. Anything he says from here on in regarding the Gates Racial Profiling Fiasco will only highlight Obama's rush to judgement. This is about a prima donna who thinks he can use the race card to stand above the law. It is way beneath Obama.

But our President has proposed to have a beer at the White House with his friend Gates and the evil Sgt. Crowley. The aggrieved victim, Prof. Gates, responded that he would go but that he doesn't drink beer. Isn't that insulting to all White Beer Drinkers everywhere???

Announcing....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 29th week of 2009

Sgt. Jim Crowley
Pres. Barack Obama
Prof. Skip Gates
Commissioner Robert C. Haas of the Cambridge Police Department
Sgt. Leon Lashley of the Cambridge Police Department
The Guy across the Street Who Witnessed the Entire Incident

I realize that this is the only theme related POTW selection in history, but that's just the way it happened this week. You just can't tamper with the completely scientific and unbiased selection criteria. That would be disastrous.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Island Fever

Another Friday night commute from Block Island to Marblehead.
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Man, I am so sick of that island..... not specifically all of Block Island, but the tiny patch that houses that Verizon cell site.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Unfortunate Email

And to the DipShit who decided to send me an email and call me racist... let me just tell you....
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I grew up with Black kids, went to school with Black kids from the 1st grade on. Roomed with a Black kid in college, took race relations training as a dorm counselor, my kid's Godfather is a Black man, was co-captain of my high school track team with a Black man. In many situations, was the only white guy in a host of social situations. Had close relationships with Black people, but also had a Black man physically hold a knife to my throat. And the list can go on.
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But I'm not some freaking phony who will jump to a lock step liberal position because the parties are Black.
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You don't know shit about me. But I know that you are a low life, close minded asshole.
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I have no problem calling Gates a racist. Because those are the overwhelming facts. And I have no problem busting your balls as well. Asshole.

Pisc said...

The media started telling this story in Cambridge as a white cop having an encounter with a black man, and filled in the blanks that the white cop is a racist, simply because he had an encounter with a black individual. That is racist. It is time to call it out. “All white cops are racists” is a racist statement, and the conclusion that the media, in not talking about any facts other than the race of the cop and the man breaking into a residence that happened to be his own, was reporting by omission. People who reject racism must not accept that thinking and should call it out as wrong. It was poised to obscure the character and personhood of the Cambridge cop, making him an “it”, and not a person with dignity, and intellect, and pride. And when the facts came out, sure we have an unfortunate incident, but a completely understandable one, without any racial implications. Unless you want to put them in there. Which you can. But the world is going to call out people who do so, call them out as racist.

Pax Vobiscum.

News Brief

Gates Arresting Officer: Obama 'Way Off Base'

BOSTON (WBZ) ― The white police sergeant who arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday President Barack Obama was "way off base" claiming Cambridge officers acted "stupidly" during the incident.

Read: White House Clarifies Obama's Remark

Sgt. James Crowley, who is a police academy expert on racial profiling, responded to Gates' home near Harvard University last week to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded Gates show him identification. Police say Gates at first refused and accused the officer of racism.

Gates was charged with disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped Tuesday, and Gates has since demanded an apology from Crowley.

'THERE WAS A LOT OF YELLING'

"I acted appropriately," Crowley told WBZ Radio's Carl Stevens Thursday.

Watch: The Crowley Interview

"Mister Gates was given plenty of opportunities to stop what he was doing. He didn't. He acted very irrational he controlled the outcome of that event."

"There was a lot of yelling, there was references to my mother, something you wouldn't expect from anybody that should be grateful that you were there investigating a report of a crime in progress, let alone a Harvard University professor."

According to the police report, Crowley asked Gates to talk outside, to which he responded "Yeah, I'll speak with your mama outside."

OBAMA ON THE ARREST

Obama was asked about the arrest of Gates, who is his friend, at the end of a nationally televised news conference on health care Wednesday night.

"I think it's fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry," Obama said. "Number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And number three -- what I think we know separate and apart from this incident -- is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."

Watch: President Obama's full comments

PRESIDENT 'WAY OFF BASE'

Crowley maintained he had done nothing wrong in arresting Gates.

"I support the president of the United States 110-percent," he told WBZ Radio.

"I think he's way off base wading into a local issue without knowing all the facts, as he himself stated before he made that comment. I don't know what to say about that. I guess a friend of mine would support my position, too."

Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at Lowell Police Academy. In the class, he teaches officers about different situations and how officers should handle them.

GATES: 'NOT ABOUT ME'

Gates has said he was "outraged" by the arrest.

He said the white officer walked into his home without his permission and only arrested him as the professor followed him to the porch, repeatedly demanding the sergeant's name and badge number because he was unhappy over his treatment.

"This isn't about me; this is about the vulnerability of black men in America," Gates said.

He said the incident made him realize how vulnerable poor people and minorities are "to capricious forces like a rogue policeman, and this man clearly was a rogue policeman."

RACISM CLAIMS 'UNFORTUNATE'

So what does Crowley think about Gates' claim that he's a racist?

"It almost doesn't even warrant a comment it's so ridiculous. My friends, my family, my colleagues, those people (whose) opinions mean the most to me, they know who I am. They know what I am and what I am not."

"It's an unfortunate thing that the professor or other people have even mentioned that."

'APOLOGY WON'T COME FROM ME'

Crowley, 42, said he won't apologize. And his union has expressed "full and unqualified" support for him.

"The apology wont come from me. I've done nothing wrong," he told WBZ.

REGGIE LEWIS CONNECTION

Fellow officers, black and white, say he is well-liked and respected on the force. Crowley was a campus police officer at Brandeis University in July 1993 when he administered CPR trying to save the life of former Boston Celtics player Reggie Lewis.

Lewis, who was black, collapsed and died during an off-season workout.

SUPPORT FOR BOTH SIDES

Gates' supporters maintain his arrest was a case of racial profiling.

Supporters of the Cambridge police were stunned the incident came up at the White House news conference.

"We were shocked to hear the president weigh in on this during a prime time news conference. They are a model police department; true professionals. It's a shame that they are being nationally targeted like this," Harold MacGilvray of the Massachusetts Municipal Police Coalition said in a statement.

Crowley said he wouldn't do anything different if he had the chance to do things over.

"If a similar call came in tomorrow, I wouldn't shy away from responding and I would do what I have to do."

Racist Cambridge

What does Judge Sotomayor think?

Gatesgate

I know that I said that the Gates arrest in Cambridge was not really newsworthy.
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But last night, President Obama decided to sound in about the incident during his press conference. Course neither he, I, nor anyone except Professor Henry Gates and Cambridge Police Sergeant Joe Crowley has the real facts.... except maybe the guy who lives across the street who said to NewsCenter5 that Gates was agitated but that the police were under control. Guy is probably a racist.
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Barach opined that the "Cambridge Police acted stupidly". That could have been a stupid comment as well.
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So if President Obama can make stupid comments, certainly I can do the same.
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Seems to me that the issue indeed is racism.... whether or not a prominent Black Harvard professor can pull the race card and claim that he can say anything he wants to a white Police officer when he is called to do his job.
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After all, didn't they know who he was??? And that he was a friend of President Obama??? How dare they question him about a breaking and entering call that was made to the Police? If he was a white guy, wouldn't the police have ignored the breaking and entering call and driven right by???
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Would Gates have gotten so irate if the first responding officer wasn't the white Sgt. Crowley, but one of the many black officers on the Cambridge Police force?
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Gates is right to say that racism plays a part here. But who is the racist?
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And don't be telling me that the People's Republic of Cambridge harbors a racist police force. Sell that Bullshit someplace else.
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Now Gates wants Crowley to "beg" his forgiveness.
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This professor has made a career in the study of racist America over at Harvard. Certainly he is sensitive to his outlook as a Black man in an oppressive society. But it seems as if he might have overreacted in this case.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Benchdogs


Yesterday, when I was waiting for plan sets to be printed for the Mystic Country Connecticut permit run, I went over to Woodcraft in Woburn to kill a half hour.
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Forty five minutes later, I was walking out with two sets of brass benchdogs by Veritas. What the hell.... the workbench is coming along nicely and those benchdogs will really add a nice touch. I know that I owe you some pictures, and if I don't have to go out to Block Island this Friday, the bench should see some real progress.
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After that, the concentration will return to Kate's Adirondack chair, plus I have a couple of secret projects in mind that I can't tell you about right now.

Wishful Thinking

I'll be making the trek down to New London, Connecticut again today, with three permits to file at three different jurisdictions.
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It would be great to get this done before noon.
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Then I would have the dilemma of deadheading back to Marblehead, or getting on the Point Judith Ferry to check on the progress at Block Island.
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That's wishful thinking.
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Somehow, I'll probably be fighting stop and go traffic in both Providence and Boston during rush hour.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Misplaced Priority

It's a pretty slow news day around here.
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The breaking story is about a Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, who lipped off to the Cambridge Police about racial profiling and now is charged with disorderly conduct. Now the issue is whether the Police will drop the charges.
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Like I said... pretty slow.
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I even when to the "Harvey's Thoughts" blog to see if I could get some inspiration. My friend, Harvey Rowe, had something going on about gangs in Lynn exchanging gunfire, and the police response to it.
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Not for Nothing, but... that seems to be a bit more newsworthy than some high minded Harvard prima donna who thinks he can play the race card rather that cooperate with a police officer doing his job.
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I guess the Boston news media is more concerned over a full-of-himself, insulted Harvard professor, than the brave actions of Lynn and Nahant Police dodging gang bullets.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Full Moon


Forty years ago today, we landed a man on the moon in a spacecraft that had the computing power of an iPhone.
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There's been lots of debate over whether the expense and effort was worth it. There are even those who deny that it ever happened.
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I find these wacko's who say the Holocaust didn't happen, or that the Moon Landing was a hoax to be at the Pinnacle of Pompous Paranoia.
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Probably.
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For the record, if you wanted to rate the wasted expense of space exploration compared to the other stuff that the government spends our money on, I'd have to give the moon landing a big thumbs up. At least it's something that inspires some awe and pride. It's a lot cooler than the Big Dig.
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As a practical matter, the Moon is the only realistic place that we can frequent in space unless we perfect time travel. Everything else is just too damn far away. So there is no harm in checking it out.... every forty years or so.

Down Day

I truly thought that I had bounced back from the intensive travel schedule last week, but my ass is really dragging this monday morning. I feel like I'm just going through the motions at Nanepashemet Telecom... which is not good.
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Because we've got a ton of stuff going, and I have to snap out of it.
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I suppose one down day is acceptable.... even if you are a mountain of a man like me.

Tuna Lips said...

Nuttin' like a good beer buzz on a Monday mornin' to remind yerself that no one's the boss of yerself.



Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bounce Back

OK Peeps.
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I know you were worried about my exhausted condition, but a mountain of a man like me bounces back fast. Slept in until 8:00 this morning and I am ready for another go at it.
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So we'll be springing into action today to check the lobster traps, revarnish the deck railing and make a dent in the workbench project. Maybe get some seed for the bare patches in the lawn.... and plant some daisies or something.
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Plus the grandkids are over.
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There's plenty of time for rest when you are six feet under.... which reminds me to get my prescriptions refilled.

Friday, July 17, 2009

POTW Week 28

The Road Trips this week to Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island have taken their toll. I am a bit overtired and cranky, but still up to making the crucial Peep choices for this pathetic blog.

ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 28th week of 2009

Linda O'Shea
Jay Turner
Will Crawford
George Clooney
Nathaniel Clarke
Lindsey Kepnes

Don't be calling me and asking me to do shit this weekend because the answer is a slightly rude "No". I won't be taking any action until the batteries are completely recharged.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Push to Conclusion

Back to Block Island tomorrow.
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Ryan and Alex have been making progress on the ground with the civil work, and the aerial work on the tower is finished. We'll be testing the antennas and cables for radio frequency integrity tomorrow. By the end of the day, I am hoping that this chapter is closed and we are ready to concentrate on the mainland.
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I can guarantee you that I will not be going close to my truck this weekend. With an average of over 300 miles per day since Tues in the F150, and the Block Island trip tomorrow, I'll be more than happy to stay off of the road.
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But the weekend won't start until 8:00PM tomorrow night.
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I'm already looking forward to building the base for the workbench, and pulling the lobster pots.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Physical Work

Out by 5:00 AM this morning to see what Ryan and Alex had going at the Block Island site. They have a busy couple of days ahead, but should be in good shape by Friday. I was home by 8:30 tonight, and snapped at Joanne a little bit. Hey.... I was freaking tired and cranky. Deal with it.
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I hope to get back down to the Island on Friday to see if we are at the punch list stage.
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But before that, I have to check out sites at Cambridge, Burlington, and will need to file for permits in Groton, CT. I should easily log over 1,000 driving miles this week in the F150. Suppose that it is ultimately worth it monetarily, but I freely admit that this type of travel really wipes me out physically.
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Maybe there are easier ways to make money... so clue me in if you have the answer.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

National Public Radio Contribution

On the drive back from Maine, I let my radio scan to PBS Radio and actually kept it on the station for an hour or two.
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Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, Terry Gross... these people are such gag reflexes. Just the way they talk is so self centered and phoney, but then if you actually listen to what they say.... it's just amazing how they skirt the facts to fit their leftist agendas.
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This afternoon, they were discussing Presidential "Signing Statements" which is a situation whereby the President may sign a bill into law, but will give examples where the Executive Branch may not agree or honor the legislation in certain circumstances.
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One of these "Fresh Air" Moonbats said that the evil George Bush was the only President to issue such "Signing Statements". And she repeated this several times.
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When it was established that this practice has been in use since the James Madison administration, and that Barach Obama has already issued several, and that Wild Bill Clinton issued far more than the evil George Bush.... in other words, when she was completely and totally discredited.... she stated that Bush's statements were "more onerous".
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I'm not making this up.... unlike this National Public Radio Dipshit. Even I couldn't lie that bad.
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I have to thank these pseudo-intellectuals for getting my ire up in what could have been a dangerously drowsy ride.
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So maybe if I make the planned trek down to Block Island tomorrow, I'll tune into some "Fresh Air" with Terry Gross. A suitable host's name for this very gross and tainted radio show. At least it will keep me alert.


Tuna Lips said...
Give me a bag of pork rinds, a pickled egg and a warm six pack of Red White and Blue beer, I'll give them commies some fresh air. Put them to mind of a warm nucular breeze, have 'em crying "oh, the humanities!"

Coastal Maine Roadtrip

Got up at 2:30 AM this morning to drive to Swan's Island, Maine - 282 miles away including a 9 mile ferry ride - to attend a bid walk and take care of some site acq work. I'm a little tired, but nothing that a couple of cans of Red Bull can't cure.
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The physical beauty of this place is stunning.... particularly if you like seascapes.
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If I can get back in the 1:30PM ferry, then I'll be in Marblehead by 7:00 PM tonight. Trouble is that I've only got a reservation for the 4:00 PM ferry. That would push the Marblehead ETA out to 11:00 PM or so.
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Which could be fatiguing.
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Even for a Mountain of a Man like me.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

RIP Pat


Pat McManus -Rest in Peace.
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God took you too soon, but a lot later than you thought he was going to. That's our secret.
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Lynn's former Mayor, Pat McManus died suddenly on Friday.
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I saw him walking door to door on Lynnfield Street in Lynn, last Thurs. and wanted to stop and talk, but I had a delivery in Burlington that I was rushing to attend to. Now I really wish I made the time.
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Pat was a classmate of mine and teammate on the track team at Lynn English. I watched his political career unfold and was happy for his success... and now particularly sorrowful at his untimely death.

Adirondack Chairs and Lobster

Contrary to your negative Peep thought processes, I did accomplish quite a bit this weekend, most of which I can't talk about until the summer is over, but I can tell you that the patterns for Katelyn's Adirondack chair were all traced from the plans and cut out in luan plywood.
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I also cleaned and organized the garage somewhat, and the workbench may be getting some life soon.
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Tommy O and I rebaited all of the lobster traps and caught 16 shorties in the process, which we lawfully returned to the sea. By Wed of this week, when I get back from Swan's Island, ME, we will pull the traps with the hope of getting six keepers or so. Then on Sat. the same thing, which will insure a great clambake next weekend. Stay tuned.
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If you think that there is a lot that I'm not telling you, you are dead on. But discretion is the greater part of valor.
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When the time is right, I will tell you how we dealt with all the bullshit, but now is not the time. For way too long, we have been waiting for the pendulum to swing back. Soon, it will begin it's karmic drift, drastically challenging those who felt that they were secure in their self serving precarious perches.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bonus Plan

A sunny Saturday morning. Mega bonus. Time for a plan.
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Tommy O and I baited the lobster traps yesterday afternoon, and the boat is a mess. Plus there is some unprocessed bait that I have to take care of. High tide is around 3:00 PM. So I'm thinking of going out around noon, bringing the boat into Village Landing for a hose down, then heading out to Bluefish Alley behind Baker's Island for a troll or two.
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That will get me back to the dock by 3:00 PM.... Time for a nap before we rev up the evening with Harvey and Lisa Rowe. We'll probably do a harbor tour with them.
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So that leaves between now and 12:00 noon to start Kate's Adirondack Chair in the garage. I'll cut the patterns out of luan plywood and use these for final pattern routing of the chair parts.

Pisc said...

When was the first beer cracked/dark & stormy mixed? Peach of a day it was.

Patrick -
Many a beer and Dark and Stormy was encountered. Statistics are hazy.
- J.

Friday, July 10, 2009

POTW Week 27



Watching the politically correct lefty assholes on Good Morning America playing a video of President Barach Obama checking out a young French woman's ass. They played it three times to emphasize that he was really watching his step.

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For God's sake!!!

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The girl had a killer ass.

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If I was President, I'd still look at asses. It's only human.

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So don't say he was looking down to watch his step.... you manipulative thought police assholes. Which brings me to the task at hand.
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ANNOUNCING....
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 27th Week of 2009
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Diane Sawyer
Julie Johnson
Paul Parocchi
Grady Butler
Denise Kearns
Lou Panakio
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Now I have to get through one more day before we rock this weekend.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

You Go Sarah


To the pathetic Peep who emailed me asking if my fondness for Sarah Palin has waned since she has resigned the Governorship of Alaska, I have this response.
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What are you freaking Crazy????
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She's still sizzling hot isn't she????
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Plus I love the way that she brought that sanctimonious "funnyman", David Letterman to his knees.
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Whatever her reasons for resigning were, this much is true. She was brilliant in her timing.
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All those lefty media types who are so threatened by her were too busy fawning over the untimely death of Michael Jackson. Even though she could never slip under the radar, nobody had the chance to tee off on her like they would on a slow news week.
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We haven't seen the last of Sarah Palin. And that is all right by me.

Paul on the road to Damascus said...

Now its all about Barry, no more smug mocking - you wont have Palin to kick around anymore. The whole "economy we inherited" bit is starting to lose some resonance. Joe Plugs has been like a broken record with that.

And Medvedev and Barry seem really tight, but when the Russian version of Darth Vader appears (Putin) Barry decides its wise to lecture the real leader of Russia that his ideas are in the past. And that "stern" proclomation about the fledgling democracy in Georgia, that has the Georgians feeling real positive about the stand they took for popular governance at the beginning of this century. Wow, the moral authority, Russians historically respond well to that. Where have you gone, Dick Cheney? What do the Iranians think of the democracy (admittedly fledgling) that you established in Iraq, in light of their "democratically" elected officials murdering them in the streets. The Mullahs are to Achmadinijad as Putin is to Medvedev. Playing nice with the folks who can't make deals, why, that reminds me of the sales folk that would golf with the lowest level lackey in a customer's orgnaization, and claim progress. Its playing business.

For the moonbat reader, note that the G-8 countries told him to go shove his global warming talk - Gore can get a medal, but the Europeans, who invented racism and excess, ain't havin' it.

It will take time to have all this nonsense discredited, but it will happen. Thanks to Governor Palin for falling on the sword, and stepping away from a rigged game.

Your home mortgage is a good hedge against inflation. The dollars you pay down with will not be worth the dollars you borrowed in real terms - the banks get Josed.

Spam

Don't know about you, but I get a ton of junk E-mail.
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Mostly about things like weight loss, acai berries, phoney college degrees, Rolex watches, and the ubiquitious "pills to make your pee-pee get bigger".
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Just so you Spammers know, I don't need any of this shit.... especially the weeny peenie crap.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Not Lip Service


My friend, Harvey Rowe, is a doer not a talker.
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Although he can still talk a good game.
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But he doesn't just say that "My Brother's Table" soup kitchen in Lynn is a worthy cause.
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He actively recruits his friends and family to lend a hand.
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Not a bad looking dishwashing crew!

Tuna Lips said...
I eats at the shelter anytime I gets to not having no food around the hacienda. I reckon it would be Tuna Lips service, then, sho nuff! Hoo ha, reglar Bob Hope I is!

Harvey Rowe said...
Thanks John/jay but the heroes are the ones in the picture like Ryan who gave his all and helped get 200 or so people feed and made their day a little better.......



Er.....
Harvey....
I didn't exactly refer to you as a "Hero", just as a freaking "Doer". I think you've read a little too much in.

Off Line

Peeps -
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My Internet connection was down last night.
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I felt so naked.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy 4th



Happy 4th of July.
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We finally had a sunny dry day up here in the Boston Area. Went over to Will Crawford's house in Old Town, where his brother Chris was smoking five huge racks of ribs.
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Many cool Peeps dropped by, including the very beautiful granddaughter of "My Friend Who Doesn't Want His Name Metioned in the Blog", Caroline Bruett.
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Kevin Rockett gave us his insight of some of the intrigue at the Gerry Club, and I took a close look at Peter Crawford's motor scooter.
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Pictures to follow.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Nanepashemet Job Opportunities

For all of you who have sent resumes to Nanaepashemet Telecom....
Be careful what you ask for.
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Not every day is as good as this one.
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Celebrating with Johnson

It's technically a work day at Nanepashemet Telecom. So we'll have our conference call, do some accounting, make a bank deposit, and tend to a few details. No big road trips today. Time to rachet this business machine back and shift into idle.
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Plus, the Johnson's 4th of July Cookout is this evening and we want to harvest some lobsters, boil them, shuck them and bring the meat over for Lobster rolls. I suppose that we have to bring mayonaise, celery, and the imperative Nissan Hot Dog Rolls. A huge bonus is that Amanda and Jeremy have flown in from California and Minnesota... this is big time special.
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So all in all, we will be pulling the traps and dispatching about twenty lobsters for this Dale and Gail Extravanganza. The Johnson's are the real deal. You find out who really counts during times like these.
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Most of you really count too and have shown your friendship and support. Our family will never forget you.
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Have a great 4th of July. You deserve it.

Tuna Lips said...
I am celebratory with my johnson every ding dong day. Why, you throw in a run away and a strung out street walker, its a regular marty graw. Me a my johnson is tight like that. No less than whitnee huston said learning to loves yerself is the greatest love. I likes that. Words to live by.

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Sorry.
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I guess this Post Title was a High Soft One for our friend Tuna Lips. He took the bait quick and hard.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Dirt Under the Fingernails.

Those of you who know me as a top executive with rapier sharp business skills will be shocked to learn that I spent the day in Rockland, Maine helping Alex and Ryan set a communications shelter and pour a concrete stoop with 25 8lb sacks of 5000 psi Sacrete.
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Is this a misuse of talent???
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I don't care what you think.
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A little sweat, dirt and grime doesn't hurt... as long as I don't have to do it everyday like those guys.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Karmic Justice

Thanks for all of the great emails today.
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Just remember that people with axes to grind and negative motives tend to self destruct. Their transparency becomes obvious despite the rhetoric.
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Don't worry. Justice ultimately prevails. The law of Karma dictates that.

Tuna Lips said...

TL alway prevails in de end, too. I often tell that no good hoochie Miss Pudding such. Restrainin' order or no restrainin' order.

Republican Reality


Does this women look crazy to you??
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Trust me, she's not.
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That's a special peep, Lisa Rowe, who still doesn't know that Barach Obama was elected President of the United States.
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Don't break the news on her quickly. It will be like waking someone who's sleepwalking.
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Wait till she finds out that Al Franken is a Senator from Minnesota.

Bitchy Trophy Wife said...

Ms. Rowe is a smart woman. Mitt 2010!

Tuna Lips said...

Looks like this philly needs some pacificatin'. Them big hoops danglin' from her ears says to me she has seen her share of sinnin'. I likes that.

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