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Interspersed with Truth, Justice, and Insight into the Meaning of Life .....
for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mission Accomplished.

So this morning, I powerwashed off the weird gelatinous organisms that had thickly accumulated on the lobster  traps.  They were starting to really putrify and stink, plus Joanne was starting to give me dirty looks.  The Powerwasher worked pretty well and the traps are ready for next year.   They don't smell nearly as bad either.
Then I finished lettering the Nanepashemet warehouse sign, routed the main channels, then got out the chisels and started carving the letters into the mahogany blank that I glued up two weeks ago. Sometimes when I carve signs, I get on a roll and this was one of those times.  3/4 of the carving is done and there's a good chance that I can finish it tomorrow.
You would think that I accomplished enough today, and you would be wrong.
Because I finished gluing the screw caps on Kate's Adirondack chair, completed the final sanding and applied the first coat of West System Special Coating Epoxy Resin.   This treatment will be absorbed into the wood and will bond well with the marine varnish coats that I intend to spray in the next few days.
I guess it's time to proclaim once again what a Mountain of a Man I am.  But I won't because I'm feeling a bit modest and humble despite the enormity of the day's accomplishments.
However....  I will reward myself with a couple or three classic autumn cocktails - Seagrams, Cranberry and Lime.  Then maybe terrrorize a Halloween Trick or Treater... or two.

Tuna Lips P.O.'d

Tuna Lips is pretty pissed because somebody falsely used his name to post a comment to this Blog.  I don't blame him.  TL puts a lot of thought into his crude and lewd comments and he doesn't deserve to have one of you Yahoo Peeps putting words in his mouth.  Besides, none of you has his level of crassness, bigotry and buffoonery.
So don't send in any phoney comments.  We will hunt you down like the dog you are.

Maria Rowen said...
Outrageous...this world is hardly big enough for one Mountain of a Man and a tuna with lips...

POTW Week 44

I realize that I've been guilty of some Blog neglect lately.  Maintaining this Blog doesn't really take a lot of time, but it does take a little attention.
And my attention has been elsewhere.
So Deal With It.
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 44th week of 2009.
Kelsey O'Shea
Eric Johnson
Bill McCarthy
Thomas Menino
Mike McQueen
Janet Davis

The Blog is not the only thing that has been neglected.  I have to steam and power wash the lobster traps, and store them for the winter, and Katelyn's Adirondack Chair still doesn't have a coat of varnish on it.  Plus the Nanepashemet warehouse sign needs to be carved.  It's Halloween tonight and we have to terrorize the Trick or Treaters, and then we have to head over to the Crawford "C" Party.
Can't imagine getting all this done this weekend because we also have to get some Fresh Ayer in tomorrow.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Adrenaline Push

It's been a while since I've rolled out a major program with a new customer, and I had forgotten how much adrenaline it tends to consume.  There is a rush to forge relationship bonds based upon the trust that has been offered, and the attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile is an all encompassing and exhausting enterprize.
At times like this, I feel damn fortunate to be a Mountain of a Man.  There's no chance of mistep or faltering here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nice Landing

We won a significant portion of the job that we pitched earlier this month.  It's a nice move forward for Nanepashemet Telecom.  Plus, we got an excellent review from our largest client today with the indication that orders will increase.
I learned years ago not to get too excited or too depressed.  Things are never as good as they seem nor are they ever as bad as they seem.  Despite the peaks and valleys, we tend to land in the middle ground.
But that doesn't mean that you can't celebrate victory from time to time.   And a celebration is in order.
So, we'll have a good 4th Qtr. and a tremendous backlog heading into next year.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

After Adirondack

Made a lot of progress with Kate's Adirondack Chair today.  It's all assembled, and I have to glue some screw plugs, sand, and begin the finish work.
I've deviated from the traditional Adirondack chair based upon the most complicated through mortise and tenon joinery that I've ever attempted, the meranti mahoghany that was used instead of pine or cedar, and a more daring, eclectic back pattern.
It's one of the better pieces that I've done, and depending upon the outcome of the varnish work, I may submit photos to Fine Woodworking to see if they will publish it.  This is the first piece that I have felt that confident with, although I was really happy with Will's Toychest that I built a year and a half ago.
Course, I'll share some photos with you Peeps before I let Fine Woodworking expose the work to the rest of the woodworking world.
Next up for projects is the Nanepashemet Sign that I was carving for our warehouse, and I've got to finish the fence in the backyard before the weather really turns.
Sometime after that, the Marblehead Gunning Dory will be back on the priority list.

Katelyn Nestor said...
I love it!

Sap for Senator

There was not much chance that I was going to vote for Democrat Steve Pagliuca for US Senate to fill the seat vacated by Ted Kennedy.
But now there is no chance in Hell.
Naturally, he calls himself a "Progressive".  Whatever.....
But what clinched my distaste for him was when he declares that he was against "Bush's War in Iraq" in his sappy campaign ads.

Steve - you tout yourself as a smart business man, but obviously you can't count too well.   Congress voted for the war.   Lots of people.  Even Leftys like Hillary Clinton.   The war is an AMERICAN war.  Supported and fought by AMERICANS.  It wasn't the Republican Army who sent the dictator Hussein to huddle in a dirt hole until he was captured and executed for his atrocities to human beings.   It was the AMERICAN armed forces.
I hate the way that Democrats treat us like idiots.
Looks like you have money to burn in your quest to bring your "Progressive" Values to the Senate, Steve.  But you can't buy my vote.


Mike Murphy and Dave Bruett took in some Fresh Ayer yesterday.   A nice gesture from some good friends.
After taking care of some obligations this morning, I'd like to take one more ride in the WhaleEye to see if I can find the traps that were missing around Marblehead Rock.  I'd hate to think that they were lifted like Billy Oliver said they would.  He said that the professional lobstermen would see the quality of my traps if they pulled them by "accident". and would take them.
But losing three of eight traps is probablyacceptable given the level of neglect that I showed in pulling them this season.  Fresh Ayer and Nanepashemet Telecom demands caused the lack of lobstering diligence, but a Mountain of a Man makes no excuses.
Ryan Marine will be hauling the WhaleEye out next week.  We'll get em next year.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Gay Progressive

First, the homosexual community walked off with the word "Gay", which used to denote happiness.  Remember the Flintstones jingle???

When you're,
With the Flintstones,
Have a Yabba Dabba Doo Time,
A Dabba Doo Time,
You'll have a GAY ole Time.

It's pretty clear that Fred and Barney were not Homos.... and I'll bet that Betty and Wilma were straight too.  So you have to conclude that you'll have a happy ole time with the Flintstones when you're with them.

Now, the Democrats have stolen the word "Progressive".  It used to mean "moving forward, making progress".  Now you have Moonbats calling their lefty notions "Progressive" all the time.  And they call themselves "Progressives".
So are all Homos "happy", and are all Democrats "forward moving"????  I'm sure that isn't 100% of the case.  Granted, I know some Homos who are happy alot, and Democrats aren't wrong all of the time.
But they have stolen the words "Gay" and "Progressive" from the English language.  Not sure if that should be legal.

Maria Rowen said...
All those progressive democrats have a gay ole time drinkin' koolaid...choo choo cherry, jolly olly orange, rootin-tootin rasberry (guessing TL's favorite) and goofy grape. The next thing they will want us to believe is Fred and Barney were step brothers. *_*
Jim Lundgren. said...
Jay, you have to admit Fred and Barney were pretty damn close over the years! Oh, shit! Did I just use profanity! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  
This isn't freaking Facebook.  You are free to talk dirty here, Jim.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Torture for Terrorists

So the Town Council of Amherst, MA  wants to give a warm welcome to Terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Associated Press reports.....
Amherst leaders are backing a resolution offering the Massachusetts college town as a possible resettlement home for two Guantanamo detainees if they are released from the military prison.
The board voted 2-1 yesterday to endorse a warrant article filed on behalf of the two men by the group Pioneer Valley No More Guantanamos. The resolution would require approval from town meeting. It also calls on Congress to lift a ban on relocating former Guantanamo prisoners — even those cleared of wrongdoing — from resettling in the U.S.
That solves the problem for me.
For a while now, I have been wondering what we could do to make those terrorists miserable for life.   Sticking them with the Amherst Moonbat Liberals  is a suitable torture.
Do you think the Town would see it in it's heart to open its doors for released pedophiles and rapists as well?  I can't keep dwelling on this or I'll find myself at the Salem Hospital Emergency Room with a serious bleeding heart.
Maybe Amherst could start up some aid programs for the American families that lost loved ones in the 9-11 attack.  I'm sure they see all sides of the equation.
Amherst, Massachusetts - Moonbat Heaven.

Battle of the Titans

I thought that an innocent post like "Seize the Day" would give the Peeps a little motivational push.
Instead, it appears to have stimulated a heated exchange between Tuna Lips and Maria Rowen,
In French no less!!!
I find it refreshing to see such keen intellects locking horns in a desperate struggle of wit and wisdom.

Maria Rowen said...
The gloves are off. As the French say in Italian...Può la vittoria dell'uomo migliore...Viva l'italia!
Tuna Lips said...
I likes me a frisky lass. You is an unreformed politics fool, Boomhower. Ye likes that, Miss Senorina Rowen?

Handle It

POTW Week 43

Another Friday.  For the most part, I've done a good job this week of clearing the Nanepashemet Telecom decks for action.   Got a nice indication that there will be a storm of activity from next week to Christmas.  Should take us to a great position by the 1st qtr. of next year.

Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 43rd Week of 2009

Jorge Quiroga
Oprah Winfrey
Dick Cheney
Steve Pagliuca
Bernie and Phyl's "Kids"
Maria Rowen

BTW.....Clearing the decks is a shitload of work in and of itself.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Traps and Hits

Pulled the traps today, lost three and the others had so much creepy organic growth that we had to cut the ropes and toss the gelatinous mass overboard.   The stuff was squirting water and was really squishy and gross.  Plus there was all these crustacean like things with long legs waving through the mass.  It really looked alien.
All the while, we harvested seven keeper lobsters so we will be having lobster rolls with Tommy O and Linda this evening.
BTW, hits on this blog went over the 60,000 mark today.  That's sixty thousand times that you Peeps have sought to access the Nanepashemet Blog in order to find meaning in your humdrum, everyday, pathetic existences. 
I just don't get it.

Maria Rowen said...

60,000 plus One... the existential journey...un-identifiable organic matter...that's who we times humdrum...maybe even pathetic...but never boring...let 'em eat lobster rolls!

Thanks for clearing things up Maria.  I'm starting to understand now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Seize the Day!

Everything that you've done in your life has lead you to this time and place right here and now. A place of power... a time of action.
Carpe Diem!

Tuna Lips said...

I thinks here and now I need to cop me a squat. I thinks it was the fandango burrito with hellfire sauce and bottle of tekeller that led me to this place.

Maria Rowen said...

'Carpe'someone you love and enjoy the 'diem'!

Tuna Lips said...
Well senora, or senorina, I am in line with yer cogitatin. Tell ole TL yer hopes and dreams. Shhhh. Ise keeps it a secret . . . .
Lauren Rathbone, POTY, said...
FYI- Oprah Winfrey is interviewing Sarah Palin on a show airing nov 14....Thought you and your peeps may want to tune in. I certainly will be.

Maria Rowen said...
A signore...with the indulgence of this blog's author...I respond in kind...Questa buona singnorina voule l'amore di buon's that simple...and it's no secret...*_*

Tuna Lips said...

My o my, Missy Rowan, you even parlay the French. Can ye cook a fine fricasee ta boot?!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Calling It Quits

Much as I hate to admit it, the boating season is drawing to a close, and I have to pull, clean, and store the lobster traps in the next few days while the weather holds.
Not the most productive fishing season due to the demands of Nanepashemet Telecom and Fresh Ayer.
We'll get them next year.
In the meantime, if I get the urge to wet a line, I can always launch the Tender in Marblehead Harbor to see if some Stripers or Blues are lingering inshore.

Monday, October 19, 2009

No More War

The War in Afganistan is Bullshit. Trying to bring democracy to people who prefer to live in the Middle Ages. 


No more American kids should die. We have already proven to Al Queda that we can kick their ass, so let's declare victory and leave.

There is no economic reason to continue to be there, no political reason, and no threat to America.   We  can't force these people to like us, or want to adopt our way of life.  I was happy to see our involvement in eliminating the maniac Saddam Hussein. And we have sent Bin Laden to live hidden in holes.   This was the noble and suitable thing to do for the time.  But we have made our point.  

We can't stop future Husseins or Bin Ladens from emerging.  But now they know what will happen to them if they take a run at us.   Let's get our troops back here and out of harm's way.


We can't solve the problems, so let's manage them with vigilance and readiness.   But let the Iraqi's and Afgan's have their camel paths back.


Kerry Russell D'Orio said....

My vote is that we adapt isolationism as our foreign policy. No one ever appreciates the sacrifices that this country makes on their behalf. Screw them all and let them pound down our door when everything goes to hell in a hand basket!

Fine and You?

We all lie daily in our lives.
You get asked, "How are you doing?" and you answer "Fine and you?"
It's a lie.
The real answer is often something like.... "My throat is killing me, I don't want to go to work today, and you irritate the crap out of me."  But instead, we lie and say "Fine and you?"
This type of lying is acceptable.  Otherwise, all of us would be Larry David knockoffs.... constantly getting into beefs about all kinds of mundane things.  Plus the little lie has no adverse effect.
Lying is a crime when it causes other people to take action or formulate strong opinions that they wouldn't ordinarily harbor.  Generally, lying is a crime when the perpetrator says the lie to cause others to behave on the liers behalf.  Give attention to an untruth that shouldn't be addressed.  The problem becomes more complex when the liers act so fervently in the continuance of the untruth.
That Colorado whack  job family with the balloon hoax is a perfect example.  We all know of others.

Lauren Rathbone, Reigning Peep of the Year said...
I finally stopped following the balloon boy on fox news ...enough already.Larry King is still talking about michael jackson..clearly nothing else is going on!..                                                                                                                                                                       ~~

I agree Lauren.  We need a real scandalous issue to liven things up.

Maria Rowen said...

I accept the truth. We all lie. What a paradox. We are socialized from the moment we speak to tell the truth…yet…we all lie. This is (as the author states) a “complex” issue for most rational thinkers. When being truthful hurts [someone], we feel better with the lie. When lying hurts [someone] and we feel good…that is pathological. This is a really interesting and disconcerting subject. That’s the truth…
Tuna Lips said...
Maria: You sounds like the heat of a thousand suns burns in yer Aztec blood. Ise impressicated.

Fine and You?

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Despite the persistent rumors that my favorite show on TV is "Jon and Kate Plus Eight", my actual choice is NCIS.
I've actually never seen a Jon and Kate episode, and don't think I ever will.
On the other hand, I'd go out of my way to catch the latest NCIS.  Good looking women, fast moving plot, interesting characters and storylines.
Plus the leading character, Gibbs, builds boats in his basement.   Somewhat unrealistically I might add.

Tuna Lips said...
Shoo Fly thunk to build a still in his sextion 8 housing over there in East Memphis back when. But he nearly smoked the whole hovel, I think several elderly types and a Porto Reecan hooker wuz hospitalized. He knowed enuff to rush in there like some sorta hero only to scatter the copper coil and mash he had a brewin. He ended up gettin' a prentice slot on the union job to refixify the place. ..... So ole Shoo makes to knowin' some feller named Satchmo, and Satch, I guess he played the horn in some local gin joint, ole Satch like to partake of the reefer. While drywallin' what wuz to be Shoo Fly's basment, he striked upon some genius and built a compartmentalized room with sun lamps and the right amount of ventilatin. Next, thems fellers ran the sump pump (for the house, being near the bottoms, was always havin water in the basement),afixin it to some tubin with holes, to provide water. Thems created a veritable garden of Eden in that there basement, called it such, and ran more money sellin' that skunk bud than pappy ever did runnin his hooch. True enough about industrializin in basements. Satchmo ended up with a 6 inch blade in his gut and left for parts unknown. Nice feller, that Satch.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Autumn Nip

Starting to feel a bit nippy.  Temps in the low 40's.
Time to break out the Autumn Cocktail.   Not that we won't continue to pour Dark and Stormies.  Even though they rule in the summer, you can't just stop serving them cold turkey with the Fall rolls around.  So we keep the Stephan's Ginger Beer and Goslings Black Seal Rum on hand for Peeps unable to make the transition to the cool weather.
But this time of year, I always like to break out the Seagrams and Cranberry, with a squirt of lemon.  I also thoroughly enjoy an Apple Cider and Seagrams.   Both drinks have an autumn tinge to them... fit well with the season.  No need to use VO vs. Seagrams 7.  If I were to have a Seagrams on the rocks, then I'd choose VO, but the juice negates the distinction.
If I'm going to have whisky on the rocks, then I'm switching to single malt scotch anyway, so there is no issue.

Fresh Ayer

Joanne and I took the ride to Ayer this morning.   So many of you are constantly asking how Ryan is doing and we all really appreciate it.
The straight answer is that he is doing fine.  He is in a clean, very unregulated and safe environment, reads, works out, jogs, and gets to see his kids... which is what he really lives for.
The thing about Ryan, even since he was little kid, is that he knows how to live in the present.  He always makes the most of the card hand that is dealt to him everyday.   That's why he is so much fun to be with.... because he makes the most of the present moment.
And the present moment always harbors the joy of life, no matter how the past and future is portrayed.
He'll finish this episode, take whatever value that he can from it, and move on to the future creation of a joyful life.

Harvey Rowe said...
The sad part of life is that so many people "wander" through their existence without ever understanding the " secret" set forth in " Fresh Ayer"  ~~                                                                                                                                                          ~ That's true Harv... but you and I aren't one of them.

Friday, October 16, 2009

POTW Week 42

Chris Crawford, his great wife Sarah, and their beautiful twin girls, Pheobe and Charlotte, are taking in some fresh Ayer this weekend.  I know the Boy will be happy and grateful to see them.  We'll be there in the morning. 

Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 42nd Week of 2009

Lindsay Lohan
Bill Quirk
Harvey Rowe
Dick Gardner
Eric Johnson
Rich Ellis

Tons of Nanepashemet Telecom paperwork to get done when we get back.

Jill Phillips said...
Lindsay Lohan...really? You're  getting into risky territory Jill.

Lunatic Whackjobs

If you followed this "news" story and think that this whackjob family is anything but publicity scammers, then contact me ASAP.
I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn for sale that you may be interested in.
They name their kid "Falcon" and sit complacently while he pukes his guts out on national TV.
Freaking Lunatics.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A New Outlook

I'm always amazed how business can turn on the drop of a dime.
One day's bleakness changes with a brightness ripe with opportunity.
Makes me think of that biblical Jesus quote about how a person with faith can move a mountain.
"I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."
(Matthew 17:14-21 NKJV)
I'm not trying to convert you or anything, nor am I interested in changing the view from my White Mountain condo, but it certainly seems that the landscape of my business outlook has changed for the better.

Pisc said...

The mustard seed is very small, from which something massive grows.

Pisc said...
Well put. One without faith to something greater than himself ofte has no goals and no principle. No loyalty to himself. And thus, none to others. Meet a person who can not tell a story about a pal from their youth and the same friend from their middle age and you know there is something sketchy. It could be a brother or sister, just something that they have from being a person until now. Otherwise, see ya. Jesus is my homeboy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Mistral Advantage

We brought our business prospects to Mistral in Boston's Back Bay last night for dinner.
I'm not saying that it sealed the deal, but our guests left very happy.
So now we have to price this project correctly, but I think we're there.
We were recommended by Ryan to order the filet mignon pizza as an appetizer for the table, and the boy knew what he was talking about.
I'd go back there, even if a multi-million dollar deal wasn't at stake.

Tuna Lips said...
Bets there was a lot of top dollar hookers hangin' about the place. I likes hookers. They has feelins, too.

Sue Sue Raiche said...
Seeing you're such a "Mountain of a Man", I'm not surprised you were able to make this important dinner with the cold and all. It sounds like the filet pizza apps may have been the clincher! -  Susan
Maria Rowen said...

When you close the deal maybe you can celebrate at Sorelina...a close second to Mistral...Try the truffled French the hook...but no hookers... *_*

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sniffle Endurance

I'm a little down with a cold that has lasted for a few days.  But you don't see me complaining, do you???
Sniffles, coughing, a sneeze or two.... when you're a Mountain of a Man, you can't let these things affect you.  Even if they would shut down a lesser man.

Maria Rowen said.....
Umcka Cold Care......Whole(Paycheck)Foods ...will put the Mountain right back in the Man...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

POTW Week 41

 Got a lot of work done today, but nothing that I planned.  I was too impatient to wait, so I finished the Work Breakdown Structure for the big deal that I was telling you about.   It came out even better than expected.
Also got two coats of Interior Semi-Gloss MinWax Polyurethane on the top of the Workbench.   That project has to move out of the garage as soon as possible to make space.

Nanepasehemet Peeps of the Week for the 41st Week of 2009

Holly Hunter
Bill Hillegas
Jill Phillips
Michael Murphy
Allison Peabody
Peter Crawford

Tomorrow we will get two more coats on and hopefully get it into the basement.

Happy Columbus Day

Normally, Columbus Day weekend is a great time to kick back and leisurely enjoy the three days.   But this year is different with a ton of obligations that won't let me relax.    Nanepashemet Telecom has a hell of an opportunity that we are pitching next Tuesday.... could be the deal that makes our next two years here in New England.
So I'll probably be spending this Saturday taking care of some flapping loose ends at Nanepashmet to clear the decks in anticipation of landing this deal.  Kate is coming to Marblehead to hang with the Grandkids, Will and Ethan.   That will be fun.  We'll take some time for some Fresh Ayer on Sunday morning, and I'd really like to get Kate's Adirondack chair out of the garage and into the finishing stages, but this is not optimistic.
Won't be able to relax at all on Monday's day off, what with the presentation due the next day.    So I'll be doing some Work Breakdown Structures, and Organizational Projections for the anticipated project.
I'm not a big fan of Columbus anyway... what with the way that he brutalized the Carribean Indians and stuff.

Piscatelli said...
You dizzy Mic, it is your anti-Italian racism that shapes your opinion of our man Cristofero Columbo. You and Skip Gates are too peas in a pod. Viva Italia. ~   ~  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   
J. said....
Whatssamatta Goomba Pat???  
Haven't I shared my macaroni and cheese recipe with all of the Peeps?  Skip never did that!   Proof positive that I love the Itai's.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Worthy Prize

Normally I'd be thrilled to see an American President win the Nobel Peace Prize.
But this is perplexing.   11 days after winning the Presidency, Obama is nominated.  Obviously he couldn't have done anything by this time, and shouldn't be expected to.
This "Cult of Personality" that seems to surround this guy is quite a bit unsettling.  It leads people to follow what they think should be, and not what is.
Obama obviously has made an impact on the five Norwegians that award the peace prize,  But then again, they are the same characters that awarded the honor to Al Gore for his pitiful environmental "documentary", which was clearly political pap.   So the five Norwegians are moonbats.   Who knew?
In Obama's defense, he is as startled as everybody else,and has said that he is humbled and undeserving.  It's not his fault that the Norwegian Moonbats run fast and loose with their Peace Prize.
Maybe Obama will eventually be worthy of his Prize.....  I hope so.

Thursday, October 08, 2009


I was uncontrollable with my snoring. Really, really bad. I mean really.
So,  I bought this mouthpiece called "SnoreMeds" from Amazon and that has helped quite a bit.
It was getting extremely aggravating with my wife, Joanne, when she kicks me and wakes me up when I'm snoring, because you have absolutely no control......  plus you can't even hear it. The only reason that I know that I'm bad is that my throat is dry and sore when I wake up.
Plus once when I was on a plane, I woke up and everybody was giving me dirty looks. I asked the guy next to me if I was snoring or anything, and he looked at me incredulously and said "You've got to be kidding."
He was an Asshole anyway.

Maria Rowen said...
I take this post very seriously... but I just wonder if a tuna with lips snores...*_*
Tuna Lips said...
Why, I would blush if I was not red in the face already from chickery coffee and White Lightnin'. Missy Rowen, you fancy a dance with old TL, does ye, to test yer hypothesizin about my nocturnal vociferocity? Great Ceasar's ghost, theys kaint resist me!

Innocent Until Proven Guilty.

I just can't seem to shake the shock of the Cates Murder in Mont Vernon, NH out of my system.   The "Human Sub Species" Blog post that was entered has been the most heavily hit topic since the beginning of this pathetic Blog.
I also was accused of rushing to judgement, assuming that the four miscreants who are now apprehended are guilty as charged.   Maybe it was because Kimberly Cates, a 40 year old Mom and Nurse,  was hacked to death with a machete and her daughter's throat was slashed with the same implement.
That type of thing tends to piss me off.  All four of the "innocent until proven guilty" are alleged to have taken a whack with the machete.   They have not pleaded "not guilty", a Mom has been horribly murdered, and her 11 year old daughter is scared for life.  Not to mention the ruined lives of her husband, extended family and friends.

CNN notes....
On Tuesday, the state Department of Justice announced the arrests of the four teenagers accused of taking part in the crimes.
Steven Spader, 17, and Christopher Gribble, 19, were charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
William Marks, 18, and Quinn Glover, 17, were charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary and armed robbery.

Personally, I don't care what their backgrounds are.... I don't care if they are mentally impaired... I don't care what their philosophy, religion, or state of mind is.   I don't care why they did it.
If I were the King of the World, here is how I'd  deal with these Mongrel Bastards.....  I would put each in solitary confinement  and feed them feces and maggots for a month, all the while with the knowledge that they would be hacked to death by a maniac with a machete at any time during the month.   Then I'd pull the most heinous asshole on death row, give him a machete, and tell him that he gets an extra month of life for each time he hacks these mongrels.  Send the Maniac into the cell at an unannouced random time, and send the Mongrels to Hell.   Then I'd wish that these useless sub-humans survived, so that we could repeat it again and again.
But that's just me.  Probably a good thing that I'm not King of the World.

Maria Rowen said...

It is hard to shake the mental image of this crime. Harder even to imagine someone will defend these machete-wielding-monsters. But that is our justice system. Perhaps in the 'Kingdom' of New Hampshire where there is a death penalty, justice will be served...

Tuna Lips said...

Youse can learn to prosper offa feces and maggots, been down that path myself. Those West Virginny growers of mary jane did not cotton to Shoo Fly and me takin' an interest in botanically analizin they crop. Looked like slavery and, if things went downhill fast, some Deliverance like buggery was in stoh fo us. Needed to keep our strength up in the mean times. Twasn't my cup o' tea, but neither is buggery. It will gets ye by in a pinch. Find myself a free man this day, on account of feces and maggots. The breakfast of survivors.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Best Buds

Ethan Nestor and Grady Butler have that Best Buds thing going for them.
Someday when they are on the same Hockey Line, we can embarrass the hell out of them with these.
Maria Rowen said...

With all the stress and bad news heaped on us daily...isn't it nice to (if only briefly) look into a child's eyes and see the world. Let's have a day where we celebrate life like Ethan and Grady. Power to the pumpkin!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Capping Tuesday

I have decided to celebrate this Tuesday Evening by pouring a shot or so of Lagavulin, the King of Scotch, over four ice cubes in a dedicated Scotch glass that Mikey gave me as a Christmas present.
Damn Good Decision.
Can't wait until tomorrow night, when I might do the same thing.

President "I"

"I like Gerneral McCrystal, but at the end of the day, I am the Commander in Chief."

- President Barack Obama

Inspirational words from a Harvard guy who gives his major experience as being a community activist for ACORN in Chicago.
This guy is really starting to weird me out.
Yes, we elected the President, but we also put big money into training the leadership of our armed forces.
If you don't trust the General, by all means, fire him.   That is your role as Commander in Chief.   But until you do, he should be making military decisions..... not President First Person Singular.
Trust your Peeps, Prez.... It's not all about you.
The Krauts lost the Big One because they couldn't do anything without the OK from their Fearless Leader.... the leadership paralysis in the field was ultimately their downfall.  Their American opponents were empowered down to a man.... an Army of One.  This leadership leverage carried the day.  Probably didn't study that stuff at Harvard.  I learned it in an ROTC  class at UMASS where my highest rank obtained was Corporal. 
You get the feeling that President "I" is way over his head.

Human Sub Species

Mont Vernon, NH was the scene of a brutal, senseless serial murder of a mother at home yesterday by four remorseless bastards.

The Nashua Telegraph reported..... 

Four youths - two from Brookline, NH, two from Amherst,NH - were arraigned in Milford District Court on charges stemming fr o m murder of Kimberly Cates and the attempted murder of her 11-year-old daughter in their home on a dirt road in Mont Vernon.

Senior Asst Attorney General Will Delker said the four young men “entered this home knowing the participants (and) intended to kill the occupants of the home if anyone was present.”

"They targeted this home essentially randomly because it was on an isolated road”, Delker said.

Steven Spader, 17, and Christopher Gribble, 19, of Brookline, and William Marks, 18, and Quinn Glover, 18, of Amherst were charged. 

They entered the home at 4:00AM to carry out their murderous plot.  
It is beyond comprehension to ask why, because no answer could ever be acceptable or understandable.
We just have to recognize and protect against such mongrels of the human species.   It's hard to conceptualize that we are still subject to random attacks within our evolved society.   Take care.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Flu Season

Remember the Bird Flu last year?  We were all afraid of Chickens.   Now we have the Swine Flu, aka H1N1 Flu.
My prediction is that it will play out like the Bird Flu did.  Not a pandemic, but something to prepare against.
We used to just get the Flu every year.  Now we get a special one named after animals.  I think the Flu has always been pretty much the same.....  we just know more about it now and go into a lot more detail and paranoia.
Twice in my life, I've spent a week in the hospital with the flu with IV's and the whole nine yards... miserable episodes...., so I don't make light of it, but there is no reason to freak out either.

Tuna Lips said...

I agreeify. Folks start whisperin' about my proclivity with the portly gals, and suggestin' I is a prime candidate for this so called hog flu. I remain undetterant. Nothin' gonna stop TL from spreadin' the good word and my seed upon this here green earth. Hog flu be damned! I cast thee to part unknown, Satan and your swine flu!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Steve and Jill Lewis Got Married

Struggling to recuperate from the Lewis-Tufts Wedding this morning.   Dana and Merry Tufts had the Moraine Farm in Beverly rocking for about 300 close friends. 
Mikey was a Best Man of Stevie and Jill looked fantastic. 
(Maybe that last statement was a little Gay, but she really looked good.)
It was a rainy, humid night in a tent, and even in my portly, middle aged manner of Shaking my Booty, I was riddled with sweat. 
Now I'm a little sore from the intensive boogying.
Have to take the ride to Ayer now, but when we return, pictures will be posted.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Objective Review

Will I buy and read this book?
You bet your sweet ass I will.
Sarah Palin has been screwed by the Liberal Elite more than anybody I know of in my increasingly long lifetime.  I'll take her over that self important manipulator, Katie Couric, any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Plus, she is sizzling HOTTTT!!!

POTW Week 40

Well... At least I scared the shit out of him.
In fhe first hole I shot a Par 4, despite an errand tee shot that required a pitch out.
Archrival Joe Collins for a moment felt that he might have been snookered.  But then my real game emerged, and the Sinister Joe gained his composure.  Yes, he was as good as the Club Champion Plaques indicated, and proceeded to demonstrate his despicable 5 handicap in shot after shot.
There clearly is no God.
Nanepashemet Peeps of the Week for the 40th Week of 2008

Joe Collins
Abby Bruett
Katelyn Nestor
Jill Tufts
Steve Apostolides
Bobby Brown

I will have my revenge.

Karma for Letterman

My heart goes out to David Letterman. 
The self-righteous, Bush/Palin hating, funnyman getting caught in a sex scandal just doesn't seem fair. 
But the Law of Karma is the ultimate judge.
Sorry Dave, but you are one of the top ten Assholes in my book.