Friday, May 11, 2012

No Fishing Tonight...

...my plans have been foiled by Backus acheatitis! My uncle is coming up from Florida tomorrow. I am hoping he will be here long enough for us to go out fishing on a party boat, maybe Monday or Tuesday for Ling and Scup (Porgies) and maybe a Bluefish or three.

All the best,
GB

Breitbart Autopsy Results

I had not checked online to search for the autopsy results on Andrew Breitbart over the past few weeks, got it done again this evening. I don't recall who was questioning why the results had been taking so long, one of the other bloggers to whom I link had posted something to that effect. Well, it seems the results came out in late April. If you have not heard, he died of heart failure due to heart disease. A small amount of alcohol in his blood, no prescription drugs and no illegal drugs. Of course, if you look now, you can see, by way of an online search, that many are questioning those results looking for a deep and dark conspiracy.

All the best,
Glenn B

The Aching Back

As good an excuse as any to call it quits working in the garden and on the lawn. Got less done on the lawn than I thought I would but I have learned enough over the years, by my age and with my past afflictions, to take it easy if the back or other things start to act up. The back is truly aching and I therefore have had enough. I will continue tomorrow or Sunday and yes I realize Sunday is mother's day. What better a present to give to the mother of my children than that I do some work around the house and yard for a change. Yep, she will get a nice gift too. 'll also take out a few hours to go see my mom on Sunday but not too many that I cannot get some work done. A couple of hours at it should get most of the front lawn done. Thing is I can only go at it about 45 minutes to an hour at a time, then have to take about a half hour break, then get back to it for another 45 minutes to an hour. It is taking more time than I had thought it should but I am keeping at it and getting some fair amount of exercise while I do it. I hope it will all have been worth it, by which I mean to say, I hope that I get the lawn to look like a lawn instead of a weed patch.

Oh well, today I got more of the lawn torn out in front of the house, mowed the back lawn, weeded my vegetable garden, piled all the weeds and grass cuttings onto the compost heap, planted new plants in the vegetable garden, cleaned up and bagged a pile of twigs from our backyard, conveniently forgot to clean up the dog doo, washed to sink loads full of dishes, unclogged the basement slop-sink's drain and blogged in between. I still have to vacuum the basement/man-cave so it is clean for my uncle when he arrives tomorrow (more to make the wife happy than to make my uncle happy, you can be sure). After that, I am pretty much free and clear and may get to go fishing tonight if the Aleve, that I am about swallow, takes the edge off of my aching back.

All the best,
Glenn B

Law Enforcement Officer Safety Alert

The linked video shows a trick of which LEOs should be aware.

Remember, not getting to close to a bad guy with your vehicle is something you were taught, or should have been taught, in your basic academy training. Additionally you should have been taught to control the situation. While there is no audio from the video of he incident, my guess is that the bad guy voluntarily approached the officer's vehicle and put his hands on the hood - what do you think!

As an officer making a stop, you need to be in control of what is going on and able to observe the suspect, especially his or her hands, at all times. These officers made some mistakes that easily could have cost them their lives. Luckily the officers were not the only ones concerned about their own safety. An alert Walmart employee was watching from a store video surveillance camera and informed the officers of what had taken place virtually in front of their noses. Stay alert, watch the hands, stay alive. 

Embedding was disabled so you have to go to the link:

http://youtu.be/-u3PQkSU-kU

Short video but quite educational, wasn't it.

All the best,
Glenn B

And Now For Some Gardening and Lawn Work

It is high time I get mine arse in gear and get out to rip up the remainder of my front lawn in preparation for reseeding it. I also need to mow the grass out back and clean up the dog doo. I am hoping the lawn mower will scoop most of it up but I know better. Then I have some work to do, of a more enjoyable nature, in our vegetable and flower beds.

Lots of work and not all that much time to do it if I want to go striper fishing tonight and you can bet I do want to if I have the time.

Later 4 U,
GB

A Quote Worth Mentioning About Self Defense

"And regarding police patrols and deadly threats, as this incident clearly demonstrates, when seconds count, law enforcement assistance is only minutes away." (Mark Alexander · Thursday, May 10, 2012)

That was said relative to an incident described in the article at this link. It makes for good reading about self defense, home defense and the defense of others. A hat tip to The Wandering Minstrel for this one.

All the best,
Glenn B

Some Ladies From Various Nations' Military Units Around The Globe



That was rather interesting. I think, if a female army from the Ukraine invaded the USA, I might have to surrender to be interrogated by them, just to do a little behind the lines intelligence gathering as to their methods - of course - what else!

All the best,
GB
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