Thursday, December 31, 2020

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

my former Airsteam...


Work has begun on the old girl at Miller Garage in east Texas.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Monday, December 28, 2020

Sunday, December 27, 2020

When the vilest men are exalted...

 Psalm 12:1 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men. 2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. 3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: 4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? 5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him. 6 The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. 7 Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever. 8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


The daily death toll from Covid-19 is still rising...

and trump slams US fashion magazines for not giving melania 
a singe cover shoot while he has been in office.

Friday, December 25, 2020

2 0 2 0 W O R S T C H R I S T M A S E V E R


Rather fitting that Trump's last Christmas card photo was taken beneath a portrait of Harry Truman.  Truman's presidency was one of the most unpopular in history, with approval ratings lower than Nixon after Watergate.  His presidency was also plagued by corruption concerns such as favoritism in judicial appointments.  Despite this, Truman was allowed to preside over America's transition from reluctant WW2 participant to world policeman.  The America hated around the world today was formed on Truman's watch.  

The number of people who died during Truman's presidency pales in comparison to the number who died over 40 years of foreign intervention and interference as a result of his policies. However, the number in both cases was far too high and preventable.

For dropping atomic bombs that killed hundreds of thousands of Japanese non-combatants; for creating the CIA with a mandate to destroy undesirable democracy around the world via assassination and coups; for instigating the Cold War; for involvement in the Korean War; and for playing a major role in the establishment of Israel, Harry Truman could be known as the worst president in US history - until Trump.   

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Over hyped...

The winter solstice conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn has been in the news for months. I have been telling people not to expect the "show" they keep hearing about. It was not really very bright and certainly wasn't a brilliant "Christmas Star" that was often promoted online. To the naked eye, you could barely see that Saturn was even there. While it was interesting that the two planets appeared so close together - other than that, it was just another over hyped dud of a celestial event (visually speaking). But I bet they sold a lot of telescopes this year. Video shot with a Canon Eos Rebel T3i mounted to a Meade LX90 telescope. Jupiter is pretty blown out exposure-wise in order to see some of its moons - and to be able to make out Saturn and its rings. Saturn and Jupiter are roughly the same size but Saturn is about 400 million miles further away and less than half the brightness of Jupiter. (It should be noted that I got sucked in to buying this telescope back in 2003 when the Mars being closest to the earth hype was all over the news.)

Monday, December 21, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

reserve the unjust...

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:  

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


Here a few reasons why the Covid-19 vaccine is NOT a magic bullet to end the pandemic.
1.  While it has been shown through clinical studies that after 2 doses the Pfizer vaccine is over 90% effective in preventing serious complications for those who contract the disease, there is little evidence that it prevents the spread of the disease.  A vaccinated person may very well still be able to catch, carry, and transmit the virus to others.  Hundreds of millions throughout the world will need to get vaccinated before its' effectiveness at ending the pandemic will become apparent.  This is why sheltering in place, social distancing, and mask wearing are still a vital part of the plan.

2.  There are those who still believe (thanks to trump) that Covid-19 is not serious or perhaps just a political hoax to get Biden elected or an effort to take control of the population by getting people to start regularly accepting things like lockdowns or mask mandates.  These idiots will refuse the vaccine just as they have refused taking any of the suggested precautions.  

3.  Then there is the anti-vaxxer crowd who still think (despite all clinical evidence to the contrary) that vaccines are dangerous and cause other diseases such as autism - although their efficacy in eradicating diseases such as polio and measles is historically obvious.

4.  And unfortunately, there are still far too many complete whack jobs out there that are thoroughly convinced that vaccines are part of some vast conspiracy by the nefarious "new world order" to become masters of the population by causing things like sterilization or enabling mind control via a microchip in the vaccine that will be activated by the 5G network.

The question is...will enough people come to their senses and heed the advice of world health officials before the only option that remains is strict enforcement of deep reaching government mandates?   

Friday, December 18, 2020



Thursday, December 17, 2020



The TFL roadrunner is still here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

favorite annual Christmas gift...


...from my aunt in Colorado.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020

swift and slow

James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020

coming soon...


another hair review

Wednesday, December 9, 2020



so close...rocket science at work

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

Sunday, December 6, 2020

the generation of the righteous...

Psalm 14: The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2 The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the Lord. 5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous. 

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Pandemic Saturday


Coronavirus surpassed heart disease this week 
as the number one cause of death in the US.
How to spot a dangerous idiot in your neighborhood.
Photo taken in Alpine, TX 12/2/20

Friday, December 4, 2020

coming soon...


some hair reviews...

Thursday, December 3, 2020

nutritional legumes...


5 lbs of split peas

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tuesday, December 1, 2020