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April 7, 2015

RIP: James Best; aka: Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE — FloridaBill @ 10:54 am

RIP Sheriff Coltrane. We hardly knew ye. RIP Dipstic, it is a “hot pursuit”! Unknown to me, we shared a birthday.

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March 20, 2015

RIP: A. J. Pero, the drummer from Twisted Sister

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE,Rock & Roll — FloridaBill @ 3:21 pm

RIP Dude.

You don’t have to take it any more.

Coincidentally, Dee Snider turned 60 last week…I feel old. Check that. I am old.

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February 27, 2015

Spock – He lived and prospered, but not long enough

CATAGORIES: REST IN PEACE — FloridaBill @ 1:52 pm

Just damn. RIP Mr. Nimoy. You created a great character that will live a very long time and provide properity for many. Especially Zachary Quinto.

I would add an image, but I can no longer figure out how to do it…

January 20, 2015

Chicago in Winter

CATAGORIES: COMMENTARY,FASCINATING,GENERAL NONSENSE,WEATHER PHENOM — FloridaBill @ 9:08 am

Pretty cool drone video of Chicago in the winter can be found here. My adopted city looks pretty good from the air.

January 19, 2015

After all these years…

CATAGORIES: BIG STUPID FAT IDIOTS,IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN — Trench @ 8:30 pm

Michael Moore is still a dickhead.

Say what you will about the book or movie of ‘American Sniper’, this was uncalled for…

What say you?

January 12, 2015

Detroit Auto Show

CATAGORIES: FEEL GOOD STORIES,GAS FUEL ENERGY,i love it when this happens — FloridaBill @ 2:53 pm

2016 Ford GT OMG

Maybe the prettiest car ever…and built for LeMans!

Also quite attractive at the Detroit auto show is the new Acura NSX:
NAIAS Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

And then there is the new 2016 Mustang GT350R. I want one. Here is a pic:
2016 Ford Shelby GT3560R

January 9, 2015

French immigration policy: a case study

CATAGORIES: GENERAL NONSENSE — Sal Uki @ 1:14 pm

France has a real mess on its hands. A little background on France: a while back, the country went all in on multiculturalism, giving citizenship to millions of muslim immigrants. Roughly 10 percent of the population (over six million) are now muslim, but many of those immigrants never assimilated with the country or culture. In fact, the majority of them are sympathetic to ISIS.

The immigrants were allowed to isolate themselves in a new country. This is where hate speech was allowed to fester, while the unemployment rate among young french muslim men rose to 45%. Today there are huge muslim ghettos, with some very impoverished and pissed off ISIS sympathizers. 

France let in more immigrants than they could support, and the country now has millions of disenfranchised, unassimilated citizens, a mess of their own creation.

There are lessons to be learned here. I’m all for immigration, but let’s do things in an orderly fashion. We need to know who we are letting in, and make sure they are here to assimilate as ‘americans’. This applies to muslims, guatemalans, everybody. The chaotic manner we have on our southern border is a recipe for disaster. If you’ve ever seen a mexican news broadcast, you know that cartel thugs are every bit as violent as an ISIS fighter. We are all but inviting the same violence to this country when we refuse to control the flow.

January 8, 2015

A look out of the glass elevator at work

CATAGORIES: GAS FUEL ENERGY,I hate it when this happens,WEATHER PHENOM — FloridaBill @ 10:34 am

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It was seven below zero this morning. Wind Chills near 35 below. That is cold.

On the bright side, I paid $1.86 for gas, but it is apparently going back up..

January 5, 2015

Congrats to the Buckeyes and the Ducks!

CATAGORIES: I hate it when this happens,SPORTS,WEATHER PHENOM — FloridaBill @ 12:13 pm

The Ohio State Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl on New Years day. The same day, the Oregon Ducks crushed the undefeated Florida State Seminoles and ended their 29 game winning streak. Now we see if the Ducks can end the current longest winning streak in NCAA Football and see if they can beat the Buckeyes on January 12.

I am almost too cold to care. It was ZERO this morning when I got up with a wind chill somewhere south of twenty below. We are set for another blanket of snow overnight (3-5 inches). Oh Joy! This means I get to shovel the driveway tomorrow morning before work in below zero temps!

However, The Buckeyes beat Bama and my hopes and dreams of yet another championship, the first ever playoff, were dashed. Congrats to the Buckeyes and the Ducks!

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