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for Nanepashemet Peeps of all Persuasions.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy Earth Day

So I guess today was Earth Day.

I saw on the news that Liberals marched against Trump.

I saw people looking to pick up trash very conspicuously on a public property.

I read about some of my Marblehead Selectman candidates talking about some solar panels that were installed somewhere in the Town.

Peeps.... In case you haven't picked up on this by now, I am a solid Denier of Global Warming..... and pretty well damn proud of that fact.

That doesn't make me anti-science.

And it doesn't make me against the environment.

What it DOES make me is ANTI-    Liberal Self Absorbed Phoney Bullshit.

For the entire Obama administration... eight years.... we heard how critical global warming was. Obama said it was our most important issue.  When it seemed that the warming part started not to make sense, Lib thought police changed the name to "Climate Change".  Which is Bullshit.  Every moderately educated person has been taught that the climate is always in flux.   10,000 years ago, I would have been sitting under a Mile High Glacier, while writing this pathetic blog.

I am asking you to examine the last years personally very closely.   Have you seen even one instance of global warming in your own life?  I'm not talking about conjured up statistics that the MSM feeds us as scientific fact.   I'm talking about your own personal experience.  Be honest with yourself.

What has happened to you to think that the Earth is warming and headed for global catastrophe????
Obviously, if we were on the precipice of the abyss, don't you think there would be tangible signs that the weather and environment was starting to get freaky????

SO if you believe in global warming..... give me one freaking example from your own experience.

Just ONE.

Otherwise, honestly admit to yourself, that Global Warming is Liberal Bullshit designed to deter attention away from real problems.... like the national debt and urban decay....  the stuff they don't want you to think about.

Oh, and BTW... Happy Earth Day.

Friday, April 28, 2017

LIVING Room Renovation Products.

The living room area of the 70 Nanepashemet Renovation is one of the focal points of the project.  Because the area basically a 600 sf rectangle, we are looking for ways to make the area comfortable and interesting.   One way is to install a  coffered ceiling system to break up the visual space and add character.

Ekena Millwork CC08ICI02X20X20TR 20"W x 2"P x 20"L Inner Cross Intersection for 8" Traditional Coffered Ceiling System:

20-Inch W x 2-Inch P x 20-Inch L Inner Cross Intersection for 8-Inch Traditional Coffered Ceiling System.

Combined with the raised panel system that I am using for the fireplace mantle, it should give a warm and traditional look to the extensive 20x30 living room area.

Course the brick fireplace has to be refurbished.  I am planning to use this product....
to clean the soot in lieu of the regulare muriatic acid treatment.   I hope this works because the acid is nasty stuff to work with.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Blog Lapse

Superpeep Matt Lyons reminded me that the MOAM has lapsed on this Blog for about three weeks.


Then when I tried to log in, I had a lot of trouble, putting me in somewhat of a MOAM Panic (if that is Possible).  I started to think of the possibility that the wisdom/absurdity of the Nanepashemet Blog may be lost forever.....

Holy SHIT!!!!  Can't even conceptualize the chaos that would cause.

So I am very sorry.... with no real excuses for the lapse.

Yes, Nanepashemet Telecom is in a real slow period with Carriers in a funk about network buildouts.

Yes. the Braintrust of  Nanepashemet has moved to put our resources into high end residential renovation... and have been doing a lot of physical labor lately.

And yes, the MOAM has been focusing alot on Facebook posts.... to the detriment of this pathetic blog.

But these are not excuses.

Peeps..... I have let millions, or thousands.... ok probably tens of you like Matt swing in the breeze.... hoping against Hope that this Blog will provide guidance.  I admit the atrocity of this, and will not let you down..... ever again..... until the next time.



Monday, April 03, 2017

Public Debt Trend

During the Obama Administration, the national debt increased steadily.   It is nice to see that trend has halted since Trump has taken office.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Rigging for Russians

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This whole "Russia and Putin collaborated with Trump to rig the election" outrage is troubling.  My Libbie friends buy into the generalized comments made by MSM outlets like ABC News as a fait accompli.

But nobody that I have asked.... and your MOAM has asked a shitload of Peeps.... can tell me ONE SPECIFIC EXAMPLE of what the Russians did to make people vote against H.   They say that the Russians hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee, then leaked them to WikiLeaks.

How does that influence the election?
Did they spead FAKE NEWS?

Can you give be ONE SPECIFIC EXAMPLE???????

My problem, as some of you Peeps might have picked up on, is that the MSM spread Fake Polls and Fake News daily against Donald Trump in an effort to derail his election.

The MSM tried to rig it, and it is there in full daily video to document it.

But the Russian investigation is going on in Congress.......
Time to dust off my old copy of George Orwell's Animal Farm.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Watch This to Cheer UP

Needed a little Pick-me-up this morning.
Watching Liberals in utter defeat is always a good prescription for this.

Pink P Hats for PP


Abortion Factory subsidized by us with our federal tax dollars.

Maintains abortion quotas to drive their business.

Sells body parts.

Takes our tax money and donates millions to Democratic candidates who in turn vote to continue to subsidize this organization.

Can't make this stuff up.

And for my intolerant Libbie friends who like to tell me that it is okay because abortion is legal, let me remind you that owning slaves used to be legal in this country as well.    Just because it is legal doesn't make it moral.

However, I have to qualify that despite my firm opinion that abortion in close to all circumstances is immoral, my position on abortion is that I am PRO-CHOICE.

And my reasoning is this.....

The state has the legal ability to take a person's life for just cause.  It is called capital punishment.

The state has given women the legal right to enact capital punishment on the life of a fetus growing within their body.

My prayer is that this ability to enact capital punishment is only exercised in the most egregious circumstances in both cases..... the instance of the state killing a criminal, or a women killing a fetus.

Abortion for convenience is murder.  Aborting a fetus because it doesn't fit your lifestyle, or is at odds with your financial plans, or comes at a time that doesn't meet your schedule..... is MURDER.  It may be legal, but it is still MURDER.    And Planned Parenthood has office quotas to process their business of facilitating murder.

Don't tell me that women who have a legitimate need to go through with this extreme procedure do not have any alternative other  than resorting to this disgusting Planning Parenthood Liberal bastion funded with our tax dollars.

SO if you want to wear your Pink P Hat in support of PP,  go march your ass off.  That is your legal right too.  You are making your point known,,,, that you support this moral decay and the marginalization of life in our society.  

Thursday, March 23, 2017


My Mother-in-Law, Mary LeBlanc passed into the other dimension today.

She suffered a brain aneurysm 14 months ago, had a massive operation and fought her way back to a communicative state for many months.

Nine years ago, she was committed to a nursing home with fluid on the brain.   After a successful procedure, she made a complete recovery and enjoyed quality time with her beloved husband Joe, and her many grandchildren.

We counted her out back then, but she fought back and fooled us.

Then we counted her out 14 months ago, but she fought back and fooled us.

She ended the fight this afternoon.

Like all of us, she was no saint.  Over the years that I knew her... close to 50.... there were ups and downs in my perception of her.   But she ended the last stages of her life in a solid up.

After a long career at Lynn English High School where she was a Business Teacher and a Vice Principal, many knew her as a personable and helpful resource and she was widely accepted and loved

She enjoyed many strong relationships as a Communicant at St. Pius Church in Lynn as well as her neighbors at her apartment building on Victory Road.

But her greatest identity was being "Bam".,,, the grandmother of seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Her grandchildren truly loved her and developed a familial bond that was totally evident to all who witnessed it.

She was a wonderful wife to her husband Joe... the devoted "Bampy" who was such a loyal husband and life companion.

I will miss Bam.  I am glad to have shared this much of the ride with her.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Arts and Crafts Style

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Example of James Hardie Cement Fiber Siding that we are considering for 70 Nanepashemet Street.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gansbaai, South Africa - Shark Diving

Last September, Mike and I attended Nathaniel and Raelene's Wedding in South Africa.  Fond memories of Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, which is a hundred or so miles east of Cape Town.

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Shark cage-diving

Having experienced this on a controlled basis from within a steel cage, I would not put my big toe in a salt water beach in South Africa.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Bruins Twitter

Grandson Will and his Uncle Mike at the Bruins Philadelpia game today.   Made it to the Bruins Twitter page too!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Improving Marblehead Neck

Who hasn't dreamed of living on Marblehead Neck?  This North Shore neighborhood, situated on a penisula that borders Marblehead Harbor and Salem Sound,  contains some of the finest ocean front homes in the country as well as the prestigious Eastern Yacht Club and the Corinthian Yacht Club.

Our house renovation on Marblehead Neck has a month of construction work completed after our closing at the end of January.  Our Architect, Jai Singh Khalsa, has proposed an innovative design to open it up with a two story entrance vista and vaulted cathedral ceilings in the Kitchen/ Dining area.

And it doesn't hurt that the 19,000 square foot lot is nestled around a scenic pond replete with peaceful mallard ducks.

Last month was dedicated to permitting and demolition to envision the plan.  This should be accomplished by mid month, and we can start to install the HVAC, and Electricity.   The walls and ceilings will be insulated sometime at the beginning of April, and then the Drywall and Exterior Finishes will commence.

This is a high end renovation in a neighborhood surrounded by two million dollar homes.  We would sell this in its current, ready to develop situation for $1.35 Million.  If you wait for completion, the price will jump to $1.8 million.

A bargain for this incredible area.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Facebook Infatuation and Pluralism

My infatuation with Facebook continues unabated.... which is both entertaining and annoying.

But I am starting to notice trends.

Facebook used to be a status site.   "I'm at Dairy Queen in Everett eating Ice Cream with Henry".

Now it has morphed to extensive political debates and rancorous discourse.

I don't condemn this..... in fact I admit that I really enjoy it.

But I've started to develop some protocols for posting.

I'll respect you, no matter how much I disagree, and no matter how heated our threads get.... as long as the conversation doesn't deteriorate into a personal insult, or you whip out the Racist or Nazi card in your disdain for President Trump.   When that happens, I will do my best to aggravate the crap out of you in the thread,and  afterwards I'll defriend and block you from seeing any more of my posts..... and insuring that I don't see yours.

The reason is that after you show your character by getting underhanded, every time I see you after that, I get a negative feeling.   Life is too freaking short to get aggravated just by seeing your name at that point.  So Buh Bye.

Don't get me wrong.   I don't condemn you to everlasting Hell fire.  I just don't need a negative thought emanating from me just because I see your posts.

And I hope my Facebook experience doesn't get homogenized.... I actually really cherish the exchanges I have with people who I disagree with, but with whom the line of mutual respect for different opinions is not crossed.

 Liberals take Trump literally and don't take him 😒 seriously. Conservatives take Trump seriously and don't take him literally. I suppose something in you DNA determines how you react to him. 

I didn't make this up, Saw it somewhere on line, but this explains a lot for me.

After a number of years doing this, it is apparent that "facts" will never change people's opinion... so that is never my expectation to make you change your mind.   My goal in a Facebook political tread is to articulate my position (often so that I solidify it for myself), and have a little fun sparring with those who think differently than I do.

So if you want to be defriended, call me an Asshole, or call our POTUS a Racist.  You will get your wish, and I will move on with people who can respect others in a pluralistic society.

Friday, February 17, 2017

You Might Be A Snowflake

Political Correctness on the Run

For seventy minutes yesterday, President Trump took on the biased left wing media yesterday in a refreshing and open press conference.

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It was incredible how he frankly and openly confronted the bloated and disgusting lazyness of a press that has lost its way after the fawning and phoniness of the Obama last eight years.

On ABC Good Morning America today, your MOAM was pleasantly surprised that George Steffy and his Liberal Syncophants were set on their heals by the President.s frank demeanor.   Their assertions that the White House is in Chaos were echoing with the insidious din of Fake News.

And BTW, don't you love it that the moniker FAKE NEWS is being pinned on the biased Main Stream Media to their utter dismay?   They are trying to make the term socially unacceptable like the "N"word.... it scares them so much.   And it scares them because it defines them.

No longer can they propagandize to the Sheep without consequence.

President Trump's openness is sometimes ackward, but political correctness is now off the table.

This is incredibly refreshing.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Documenting Illegal

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So this event will be covered in the Main Stream Media as far reaching with an overwhelming impact.  Another opportunity for FAKE NEWS.

BTW  "Undocumented" is Libbie Speak for Illegal.

The effort to smear Republicans as being against Immigration only works if they leave out the "Illegal" part.

Immigrants make our country strong.  What is so wrong with requiring that they legally enter our country?

Monday, February 06, 2017


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This is the guy, Tom Brady, that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell tried to restrict by saying that he cheated by  deflating  footballs.  Like Brady ever, ever EVAH had to tamper with footballs.

Brady is an inspiration by his dedication to his career and his family.

Goodell on the other hand, looked like a cur with its tail between its legs as he handed the Lombardi Trophy to Patriots Owner, Robert Kraft, who put the disgusting bureaucrat in his place.

Roger that, Roger.  Karma is a Bitch.

Tom Brady is the Greatest Quarterback of all Time, and all of the Haters like Goodell have come up short.. ONE MORE TIME.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Best SuperBowl Ad

RogerThat_30.43_5th_Ring_WIP02_ProRes from Shields Health Care on Vimeo.

Love is a Never Empty Vessel.

Last Monday, Mike and Pam Nestor saw this guy make his debut on the Earthly Plane.

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We welcome Drew Joseph Nestor with open arms.  Glad that you chose us to be part of your life in this sojourn.   We are expecting no less than great things from Drew and will strive to help you make them happen.

Uncle Ryan and Auntie Kim gave Jack and Emmy Nestor a three month head start.  But you will catch up with your cousins in no time.

The sixth Grandchild for the MOAM.   This never gets old.  Love is a never empty vessel.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Flooring and Planking.

So today, a frigid Saturday in February, my mission is to put down the Maple Hardwood Floor in the guest bathroom and Nanepashemet World Headquarters.

I've had the 3/4 stock piled in my office for a while now, and today is the day that it all gets pneumatically nailed in place.

No Facebook political battles will deter me.   I don't care if you call me a Nazi, Racist, KKK Member, or that Sexist M word that I can never spell..... you won't lure me away from my appointed task.

By the end of the day, I will be looking at a slab of maple hardwood, sparkling in the Bathroom.

The floor will be finished with multiple coats of high gloss Poly over the next week, then baseboards will be installed and the toilet and sink can go in.

Tomorrow, on Superbowl Sunday, my goal is to get some time in the Peabody Shop routing the cove portion of  the cedar strip planking for the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.    I set up the router table with the specialty 1/4" cove bit last week and the test run was perfect.  So there is a chance that I can finish all of the planks in a couple of hours if I can get on a roll.

Course, everything halts in the afternoon as I prepare rituals to insure that the Patriots win their fifth Super Bowl.  Brady and Belichick deserve it... and not just because they are loyal Trump Supporters.

Integrated into all of this high level activity is the need to check in with Drew Joseph Nestor.... the first born of Mike and Pam Nestor and my sixth Grandchild, who made his entry onto the earthly plane last week, on Monday, January 30.  I'm expecting great things of Drew.... and will definitely teach him how to lay down a hardwood floor and plank a Dory.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Facebook and Politics

Over the last few days, as the reality is setting in that Donald Trump is indeed our President, the level of political discourse seems to have markedly intensified.

Facebook exchanges have become increasing polarized and hostile.  The name calling, insults and epithets have been flying in all directions, making many people very uncomfortable and uneasy.   If you do not endure confrontation well, it is not a place to hang your hat in for any amount of time.

Some people have opted to give Facebook a rest for awhile... but they often are back in the fray momentarily.

Others have lamented the mean spirited turn that posts seem to have taken, and are exhorting to stop posting on political issues.

And some have reveled in the atmosphere of conflict, seeking to aggravate and exasperate with provocative posts.

Those of you who are friends with the MOAM know that I don't mind mixing things up with people.  If you say President Trump is a Nazi, or a Racist, or some other label, I generally will challenge you.  Everyone has a right to their opinion.   But Everyone's opinion isn't always right.

And if you study my posts (which BTW is not a particularly productive time for anyone), you will see that I NEVER stoop to calling people names.   And I consciously strive not to insult people, although this is always hard.   Yet, I have run into instances where people have assailed me saying that I insult them by "presenting opposing opinions" to their posts....  Or say that if I support Trump then somehow I must be threatening my own daughters.... Or say that I must somehow have Republican Friends who are members of the KKK.

These unfounded and incendiary comments portend a scary notion.

This nation is based upon free speech, and the ability for people to express themselves in a quest for happiness and the truth.  If you stifle opposing opinions, you enclose yourself in an intellectual hovel that bans reason and creativity.  It is the path to totalitarianism and ultimately to the loss of liberty.

In a pluralistic, democratic society, political discourse should be a cherished right..... Not a feared and vilified activity.   I will continue to express my political opinions on Facebook and elsewhere in this amazing electronic Internet forum.

The world has become a small village.  And in the American small villages like Marblehead, MA where I live, our ancestors would congregate at the markets, public houses, docks and workshops and exchange political discourse.  There was a face to face civility then that is lost now....where people can speak so freely behind electrons and computer screens.

I hope we can find our civility again, but if not, so be it.  You have a huge flaw in character if everyone likes you.... it means you haven't taken a stand and have no standards.

The beauty of Facebook is the ability to Block those that offend you.   Numerous people have blocked me and I, in turn, rarely suffer someone who continually aggravates me before using the Blocking feature.   I have never been insulted about being blocked. It increases the quality of relationships who appreciate your level of discourse.

So don't give up on Facebook.  It is an incredible resource for a Democracy.   And please block me if I offend you, because I will be doing the same.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Adults in Charge.

I have a Facebook Friend who called President Trump an "Orange Nazi" this morning in a post.

The problem with this juvenile and non-intellectual approach is that it negates the merits of any points presented in the argument.

I've seen my own Congressman, Seth Moulton, who has the potential to be an incredible leader, use this approach.

Grow Up.

In a Free Society, we must have a free exchange of ideas.   Calling people wild and inappropriate names negates the dynamic of this, and is completely ineffective.  Present your argument... that is fine.  But respecting the fact that others have differences of opinion is the only way to make your own judgments gain acceptance.

More and more, it seems like the adults are in charge again, and the bratty kids are whining and throwing stones. 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Resolution Review

So far, I've kept to my Resolution to lose at least a pound per week and have shed 10 lbs. or so.  Twenty minutes on the Cybex before any shower and watching my Carb intake has been the ticket.  The exercise by itself only maintains my current weight.... adding the Low Carb diet has been crucial.

Most days, I roll out of bed and hop right on the Cybex after morning coffee.  As my friend, Lisa, used to say, it's better to get it out of the way early in the morning.  Agree Lisa.

But I feel a lot better with this small start.  Lots of miscellaneous aches and pains that I had taken to be a sign of age have diminished or even disappeared.

Joanne and I have gotten into a pattern of eating meat and salad at dinner, and I usually have three scrambled eggs with cheese for breakfast.  Juice, Coffee and raw nuts fill the need to snack.  I'm not going overboard though.... Bent Water Pearl Beer, the Nanepashemet Classic Winter Cocktail, and Jameson's Irish have not been banned.

And If I have pizza or pasta, I'm not vilifying myself.  I don't want this to be obsessive.... just want to incorporate a basic low Carb habit into my eating patterns.

But this path has been tread before.  And I have veered off.  Just have to keep it up day by day.

A big plus has been that work at Nanepashemet has gotten back to the physical construction mode as we prepare to flip the property at 70 Nanepashemet Street.  It's nice to get out from behind a computer, and probably a lot more healthy.  This morning though I will be concentrating on the bathroom remodel at Nanepashemet World Headquarters.

Joanne doesn't want to invite any dinner guests over until the remodel is done... and I really don't blame her.  The bathroom is ugly and gross.   So I ripped out the toilet and sink yesterday, will be working in the walls today and hopefully install the maple hardwood floor tomorrow.

That may have to take the place of the Cybex this weekend.

No work on the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory at the shop today, but I'm ahead of schedule on that project.

Have a nice weekend..... next week..... PATRIOTS SUPERBOWL!!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day

Today marks the end of political doublespeak in Washington. It is the end of political correctness. It is honesty with the human flaws that honesty exposes. To those who like to have soothing lullaby's from their POTUS, you will be sorely disappointed, But your whining is not reaching the ears of the American Heartland who restored the train of progress on the Trump Train Track.

There is an undertow of joy and celebration that out of touch Libbie Elitists and the Main Stream Media can't admit and won't admit.

God Bless our new President Donald Trump. May you keep tweeting your honest emotions directly to the Heartland that swept you to office. May your God Given management skills restore common sense policy, economic prosperity and true fairness to our great country!

Go Trump!

Go Tom Brady!

Go New England Patriots!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Grandkids Four and Five

Emmy and Jack Nestor.
They are three months old, and I am their Grandfather.
Lord hope they become Republicans.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Narrative Killer.

Sorry for the biased authors of the Liberal Narrative.

I know Trump is supposed to be racist, but unfortunately he received the Ellis Island Award contemporaneously with Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali.

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Moonbat heads set to EXPLODE in 3....2....1.!!!!!

Time for Bean

I've been putting off the purchase of a pair of those cool LL Bean Boots with the rubber soles now for a couple of years. But now that the Liberal Moonbats are howling for a boycott of Bean because one member of the Board contributed to Trump's campaign..... time to put in my order.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Monday, January 09, 2017

Peep of the Year - 2017

So in the last day or so, both wife, Joanne and Daughter-in-Law Kim have asked about the POTY selection for the year 2017.

I admit that I am a little tardy in making this annual momentous announcement, but it is for a good reason and falls appropriately in the Cosmic Plan that the Nanepashemet Blog chronicles from time to time.

Tom McMahon ~ 2007
Lauren Rathbone ~ 2008
Michael "Murph" Murphy ~ 2009
Jeremy Johnson ~ 2010
Tommy O'Shea ~ 2011
Kerry D'Orio ~ 2012
Brady Boyle ~ 2013
Kim Nestor ~ 2014
Pam Nestor ~ 2015
Nathaniel Clarke ~ 2016

These ten individuals all wear the Nanepashemet Peep of the Year (POTY) crown.

Each has had his or her life profoundly changed over the course of their reign.

Some will argue that the Peep of the Year designation has metaphysical power of cosmic proportions.  This  view is pretentious, preposterous, and prone to extreme exaggeration.  And I wouldn't even mention it here if it wasn't for the unfortunate circumstance that I, as your MOAM, harbor the exact same conviction.

How else can you explain the powerful undertow that propels these POTY's in confronting their Karmic Challenges..... each and every freaking day since attaining the ultimate Peep of the Year Plateau?

And now... in 2017.... we come to number Eleven.

Eleven is a very important number to those who dabble in Numerology.   It signifies an awakening of awareness in our true potential.  This Eleventh POTY is a designation that has required a great deal of thought, meditation, and solemn deliberation.

So don't be giving me a lot of WTF style backtalk about the how and the why.... For the last ten years, I have been explaining that the ritual of the choice methodology can never be revealed.... and this stipulation will not be pierced this year.... even if it is the Eleventh POTY.

NANEPASHEMET PEEP OF THE YEAR 2017 .... Christopher Crawford.

Congratulations/Condolences Chris.  For better or for worse, your life has forever changed.


Did you ever notice that Dems like to change the names of stuff ?  Kind of like Propagandists used to do in the Cold War?

So Illegal Aliens now becomes  " Undocumented Immigrants".
Global Warming becomes "Climate Change".

I even remember when Gov. Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts started to call Taxation,  "Revenue Enhancement".

It is a form of thought control when the facts don't seem to fit the Liberal Narrative.

Now Dems prefer to be called "Progressives".

There is a word for all of this....   It is called "Bullshit".

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Medical Insurance Denial

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Wright, Not Wrong

Per my Chiropractor, Dr. Ralph Palombo who has relieved many potential hours of back pain for me.....

The Quotes of Steven Wright:
1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.
3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.
10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ..... But she left me before we met.
12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 - I intend to live forever ... So far, so good.
20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.
34 - If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Solvable Ripping Problem

This is a very general schedule for building the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory.


I think it is doable, but I have been experiencing a little trouble ripping the twenty foot 5/4 red cedar planks into 1/4" inch strips.  The board seems to drift from the table saw fence after about 15 feet or so.  And if I clamp feather boards too tight, the board binds the blade and the saw blows a fuse.

A little perplexing, but nothing a MOAM can't solve.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

2017 Resolutions

2017 is finally here.

My intuition says that it will be an epic year.  Lots of stuff that I have been planning seem to be manifesting this year.

So there is nothing like New Year's Day to kick the new year off right.

And after numerous requests by Pesky Peeps to reveal my Resolutions, I have reluctantly decided to comply.

1.  Lose 1 pound a week for the next 52 weeks.

How will this occur, you may skeptically ask?  Especially since I have made such claims before and failed miserably?

This year, I will get on the Cybex and pedal a burn everyday for at least 20 minutes.   Yes, 20 Minutes to work up a sweat and raise my metabolism before I take my daily shower.   This is not impressive, but it is a lot better than letting the Cybex sit not pedaled for months at a whack.

And I will also get into a pattern of lifting the Olympic weights with the 5x5 routine three times a week.

And finally, I plan to do a juice fast two day cleanse at least once every month.

So, when I sit here 52 weeks from now posting into this pathetic Blog, I will be 52 lbs lighter.  How much will I weigh?  Not for full disclosure, but it will still be over 200 lbs, and the process will have to continue into 2018.  But I'll be able to wear all of the pants in my closet.

Which brings me to my next Resolution.

2.  Get rid of the clutter.

Yes, Peeps.  I admit that I can lapse into a bit of a hoarder.  Holding onto stuff and claiming it will be useful to the point where a lot of junk starts to pile up.  This year will be the year to file or box everything away.... clothes, tools, and records.   And it it doesn't fit, or I don't use it , I am tossing it.   What the Hell.... I live less than a quarter mile from the Marblehead Dump anyway.

And the Next Resolution.

3. Finish the Chamberlain Marblehead Gunning Dory in time to get some serious Blues and Striper fishing in this summer.

Tempus Fugit Peeps.   The MOAM is running out of summers and it is time to make the most of each one.

And the Final Resolution,

4.  Lay off of arguments with people on social media.

It may surprise you to know that I realize that I am a thick skinned Irishman who doesn't know to how to call it quits sometimes.... especially when I think I am in the right,  And as my old Boss, Ed Calnan, used to say...."I hate to fight until I get into a fight.... then I love it."   Growing up in Lynn and being used to verbal abuse makes me always ready to enjoy a good argument.  But not everybody does and I resolve to back off more often because words can hurt, especially on Facebook where people can't see that you are not as crazy as your posts indicate.

So those are my resolutions this year.
They all seem attainable.