Keep those doggies rollin’

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Tonight we gave Sgt. Whaley a proper radio send-off, as he leaves us to begin a new career as a cattleman in Texas.

Good luck and best wishes in the Lone Star State!

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“It’s perfectly fine”

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Ever work for someone who just wouldn’t update or upgrade anything at the office?

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Some folks will squeeze every penny, even to the point of pressing so tightly it turns into a miniature black hole!

Doin’ the hardware thang

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Searching Home Depot for a light fixture to replace one that failed.  I only had to walk the aisles twice before I found what I was looking for.  The staff is usually helpful, but I seldom ask where things are located, and the guys I did see working the floor were… shall we say…  not the type to make me break old habits and ask for help.  I hear so much about those stores, but I never see anything!  I must be going at the wrong hours.  ;-)

Drone Training 101

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Important first steps in training your very own drone.

Demons, Diabolical Lifestyles, and late middle age

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Not my demon, apparently

Demon possessed. That’s what the ex-chaplain says.  Gays have an “un-human demonic spirit” in them.

A local resident of Visalia, Sam Lukes, said we have a “diabolically twisted lifestyle” in a recent letter to the editor*.

Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin is ready to toss us in the nearest oven.  The government is not far behind, as the Duma (Russia’s Parliament) has passed into law sweeping edicts that seem to make even talking about homosexuality a crime.  The 2014 Olympics are taking a hit over the crackdown.

We’ve made some impressive progress over the past few decades, and things, at least in the USA and some other progressive western nations, are getting better.

But to listen to some of these nutjobs talk, you’d think Satan himself was walking the Earth in a leather harness and spiked heels.  As they describe what it is to be gay, I’m looking at myself and thinking…

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NASA Johnson Style

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And you thought rocket science was boring!

2:30 am, in the drive-thru

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Yeah, that’s probably not something I want to respond to at 2:30 in the morning in the drive-thru lane.  I’m figuring the guy yelling it is somewhere on the high side of a blow into a breathalyzer, and it’s better I just pretend I don’t hear him.

“Hey! You! In front of me!  Don’t act like you can’t hear me!”

Oh, joy, this is not looking like a good time to be stuck between the car in front of me, and the one behind me with the guy who’s probably feeling no pain.

I’m really not sure what to expect, as I was in my pickup, not my car.  My car has a couple of LGBT related stickers on it, but the truck does not, so I knew i most likely wasn’t about to be gay-bashed, but I really was wondering…  maybe it was the Obama magnet on the bed-mounted tool box?  Maybe it was someone who recognized me from a blog posting?  Why is this guy yelling at me in the drive thru?

I really didn’t expect what happened next.

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