Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day of Resistance

What started out as the morning dog walk tuned into a peaceful assembly/protest.  Who knew??

I didn't know anything about it until I turned the corner onto Main St. and saw this:

We cut  the walk short, and went home.  I swapped my Breakers cap for my NRA cap, and went over to join in and get some photos:

The crowd across the intersection.

Two speeches were given.  Acoustics were crap, but I caught quotations from the Declaration of Independence.  We were exhorted to read and know the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  He said (I paraphrase) "The Second Amendment is the gun law for this country."  We recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
A couple of folks came bearing arms.

Nifty signs

I haven't been to a demonstration since the 80s.  This one seemed to me to be important to participate in.  The direction President Obama is taking this country is wrong.  No government should have as much control of peoples' live has his assumed, from health care to unconstitutional laws trying to disarm the citizenry.

I have not been this afraid since the early 60s, when I wondered every day if  the Russians would push the button down.  I do not want the sheriff coming to my door to inspect my guns.  I want to afford to shoot  them, which means nothing but sales tax on ammo.  I don't need expensive liability insurance because I own guns.
The people I met today seemed decent, rational, and patriotic.  Several people recommended a particular gun club to me, and I plan on joining.  I don't want to be alone in this mess.

Main and Broadway is a busy intersection, PA routes 24 and 74, from the MD state line, up to York and Carlisle.  We got a lot of support from passers-by, honking horns, waving, and giving thumbs-up.  I'm happy be where the kind of government intrusion Obama seems bent on will be resisted.  I am glad I wound up here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I happened to peruse my blog stats the other day.

In the last month, I've gotten 106 hits from Belarus.


My only guess is the "Red" in "Red Lion".

If any of you pop by again, please leave a comment and say "Zdravstvujtye" (or for the less formal, "Privyet")?


And, pazhalusta!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

This is What Happens...

...when the PVC pipe (that wasn't shut off like I thought it was), cracks and starts a wondefully fine mist spray going for a few hours overnight.

And it's freezing outside.

The common walkway

My neighbor's side

The culprit

Dining area wall w/ A/C

A/C and electric meter


Garden of icy nubbles

Friday, February 15, 2013

This was My Birthday

When my aunt passed away in 1990, my cousin found an envelope addressed to me among her things and sent it off to me.  It was what I call a "Time Bomb", one that exploded in my face some forty years after the original events.

It's all below the fold.

Mom and Dad at MGM Studios, late 1940s

PA House BIll 521

House Bill 521 (2013) would require all persons holding a License to Carry hold liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.  When I heard about this, I immediately wrote to Rep. Stan Saylor (who is, it turns out, my across-the-parking lot neighbor).

<Rep Saylor>

This is what I refer to as a "nibble"... a "feel-good" means of nibbling away at citizen's rights.  It is an underhanded attempt to make it more difficult (in this case, expensive) for citizens to exercise their Constitutional right to own and carry firearms.

Please vote "No".

Thank you,

Monday, February 11, 2013

What I've Been Doing Lately

...for the "extra" denero.

The classes are all free.  Take as many as you want, whenever you want.

I'm currently writing the section on "Introduction to Programming".

If you have any feedback, I'd love to hear it!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

This is how Nadia... the cold.

Yes, that lump under the covers is Her Immenseness.

20 or so outside, 38 in the house downstairs,  I have the wall heater and a portable heater cranked to the max, so the bedroom is liveable.

I should get paid this coming week, so heating oil is in our future.  Yay!!