Dear U.S. Forest Service

Please go pound sand.

Your’s truly


In other news the US Forest service wants us to use Fruit instead of Chocolate when we make S’mores, and if we want to save even MORE calories to use slices of Angles Food cake instead of Graham Crackers.

“There are some innovative ways to roast the little white treats that can help cut down on the amount of sugar intake by the kids, thus making bedtime a little more doable,” the USFS wrote last week in a blog titled, “How Does Your Marshmallow Roast?”

“Think fruit,” they said. The Forest Service suggested either banana chunks or grilled pineapple — as if a piece of fruit is a suitable replacement for milk chocolate.

“You will still get a tasty treat but by substituting with fruit, it is healthier – as long as you watch the amount of marshmallows used,” the USFS wrote. “If you want to cut down even more on calories, try using slices of angel food cake instead of graham crackers.”

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Labor Day Weekend.(edited)

Nothing much happened on Saturday but on Sunday Monika, Katarina and I headed up to Bear Valley for a outdoor concert.

3 groups and about 3.5 to 4 hours of music.

First up was “Rainy and the Rattlesnakes”

Rainy (mandolin) , her older sister and her father (on the guitar).


Next up, touring from New Zealand, the “Tattletale Saints”


Last up, except for the encore which had all seven of them on stage, was 10 String Symphony.

A $20 donation got the music and a great potluck dinner.

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New Melones update

Photo taken the afternoon of August 27th, 2014 at 5:22.


The water level was 870.33 feet above sea level.

A drop of a little more then a foot in four days.

Remember that within my sons lifetime (his 19th birthday was yesterday) this reservoir has been 150′ lower then this.

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Dear La Raza. I agree


Dear La Raza:

This will probably surprise you but I agree.  While 5,000,000 deported the first year might seem a little low , at least it would be a start on getting control …

Wait you want what?

Piss Off.


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New Melones Reservior

Approved by Congress in 1944, construction on the dam started in 1966 and was completely finished in 1979 with a water elevation cap set at 844′ above sea level because of activists.

Heavy snow pack in 1982 resulted in the dam blowing well past that level and filling in 1983, to where it was flowing out the emergency spillway.

As near as I can tell from the historical data I’ve downloaded from the Calif. Dept of Water Resources  the peak level of the reservoir was in July of 1985 at 1,218.88 feet above sea level.

1,077.53′ ASL in January of 1970, 1,082.8′ ASL in June of 1982 and July 2011 found it at 1,081.52′ ASL

Bad years?  Well in 1992 it bottomed at at 721.15′ ASL, it stayed in the low 800’s ASL for most of 1991 and today, well yesterday actually (08/23/2014) finds it at 871.46′ ASL.NewMelones08242014b

In other words, despite the “Unprecedented Drought” that we are currently having, New Melones Reservoir is at this time 150′ and change higher then it was back in 1992

NewMelonesHistoricalData in .CSV format. A California Drought Timeline.

Those of us living here in California need to accept that simple fact that we live in a arid area that suffers occasional wet spells.

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The week.

Mostly nothing.  Just work then come home and take it easy and try to heal.

You see on Monday evening my dog tried to kill me.

I was running Riley. Well I was riding my bike and he was running on my
left side. Our usual route is 3.1 miles but we had gone less then
2/10ths of a mile when I started a right turn at the same time that he
decided to go left.

One one hundredth of a second later, while I was still going right, he
had pulled my handle bars and hence my front wheel into a sharp left
turn. At this point I continued to go to the right and down. Over the
handle bars and into the street, but before I even hit the ground I felt
something give in my ribs.

Pretty sure I either cracked/ripped some cartilage or did a major muscle
pull. It still hurts to do ANYTHING. Sit, sit down, stand up, walk or
breath. It hurts, hell it even hurts to lay in bed.

That was Monday.  It’s still to painful to do almost anything.  If it is not better by next Monday I’ll probably spend lunch getting some X-Rays to tell me just what I did.

That’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

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I give up. They are trying to destroy my childhood memory’s.

Thor.  A woman?

Oh well.  You know She/He/It will be flaunting “The Most Common Super Power

Most Common Super Power


This most common of metahuman attributes seems to range from a D-cup size upward for any character just past the onset of puberty (a time when many comic-book characters start to manifest superpowers). They are not only large, but remarkably self-supporting and perky for their size.

Spinnerette actually pokes a little (a lot) fun at this with the heroine “Super MILF

Super MILF was originally a flat-chested lab assistant; however, she was engulfed in the explosion of a powerful reactor from Venus, resulting in her breasts expanding, taking the name “Ms. Venus” and becoming a superheroine.

Later on, DC sued her for having a costume that looked like “Power Girl”. Instead of changing the costume, she fought for her right to wear it and lost her house in the process. Giving in to her depression, she quit the Superhero business, got married and had kids.

A few years after her kids were old enough, she returned to superhero business as “Super MILF” in the 2010s with a completely new costume.

I don’t care who you are.  That’s funny.

And yes this is under the Category “Politics” because there is no other reason for Marvel to be doing this.













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Can anyone tell me what Chelsea Clinton has done?

To be worth getting paid $75,000 to give a speech.

She’s gone to college, graduated, got married and is pregnant.  Other then that, what has she DONE?

Leaving out the getting pregnant part (for men) a whole lot of people have done everything she has done and no one is throwing money at them for giving boring speeches.

Yes she is a baby, wannabe, politician but why does that entitle her to make money off that kind of scam?  I have more respect for a plumber or electrician then I do for her.

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Vote for the, admitted, Pervert.

Hey, he’s a proud Liberal and thinks the world of Barry Soetoro and Elizabeth (High Cheeks) Warren.

Mike Dickinson proud liberal and professional scuzz bucket.

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Trip #24 and 25.

A email group that I belong to decided to do “Postal Match” among those members who wanted to shoot.  Air pistol’s at 5 meters.

Well I don’t have a air pistol any more (I want this one, but I’ll have to save my nickels) so I took the Marvel Unit 1 back to the range and proceeded to shoot.

PostalMatch 1








Not bad for me, but not great for someone who actually knows how to shoot.

PostalMatch 2

In my defense I would like to point out that the Marvel Unit was put onto my Kimber Carry piece and while it has a nice trigger for a stock carry gun it is far from a “Match” trigger.

That and I’m not as good a shot as I would like to be.




So today I went back for trip #25 and shot 100 rounds at 10 – 12 yards.  A simulated draw to a two handed hold and one shot on a 4″ square.  Lather, rinse and repeat.  I worked on smoothness and GETTING my grip right.

A few hundred more rounds like that and I might be able to fool myself into thinking I’ve got it.  Or something close to it.

Oh well, I had fun and like Tam says “If you don’t shoot Weekly, you will shoot weakly”.

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