. . . and it's good. I'm moving on workwise.
FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Terri Schiavo Dies at 41: "Severely brain-damaged woman succumbs to illness at Fla. hospice."
Rumor not true; Dattilo still missing
The world is full of scumbags, I guess.
Yep, I'm looking at you, Schiavo.
Better or worse, sickness or health, indeed.
Nothing to see here, move along.
Crews Demolish Containment Building At Marble Hill Marble Hill was a nuclear power plant they started building on the Ohio River in 1977, great timimg. It was supposed to be a huge economic boom to the Madison\Hanover\New Washington area and it was, for a long time. Population and property values in this area soared, whole neighborhoods were built just for the new professional class. Hereford Lake, where I used to live, Hillcrest, where I live now, College Hills in Hanover, Sunrise, and the late Country Club, were all new in the late 70's and built well. A good friend, who lived across the street from me in Hereford Lake, was the project manager on Marble Hill, he ended up raising two kids and retiring out there on the Lake.
When Marble Hill shut down construction in 1984 it practically killed this area, it wasn't until the mid-90's that population came back, largely due to the new burst of manufacturing plants popping up in Carrollton, KY.
Dow, American Stainless, and National Gypsum all moved plants down the Ohio from up north. This really helped to diversify the economy down here, because for a long time the power plants were the only big thing going.
The environmental lobby, all of these Save the Valley and Save the River groups like to take credit for killing Marble Hill, but they were only partially responsible. TMI killed Marble Hill. The cost overruns created by the increase in safety and redundant systems that had to be shoehorned into an already over-budget project, new regulations, a few bad hires and a legislature that had no stomach for nuclear power after TMI, is what killed Marble Hill.
The Environmental Lobby using their time honored tactic of suing the crap out of everyone involved simply made sure that everyone in Indiana paid their fair share of the 2.5 billion dollars Marble Hill cost in the end. Court ordered injunctions, environmental impact studies, habitat relocation, all of that crap were just line items on an increasingly out of control budget.
Marble Hill was only 20% complete when it shut down in 1984. There are still people working there now, taking it down. But I don't see any environmntal types helping out, in fact, I just read an article where some "save the river" type visited Marble Hill for the first time in 15 years and is SHOCKED to meet people from Westinghouse still on site. They ask him if he worked there, he says no man, I fought the power! And the engineer says, well I guess you won and drives off through the abandoned industrial park. And the crunchy bastard gloats.
In my opinion, people like that jerkoff should be lined up and shot. Because now they're going after the American Electric Power plant in Madison and Kentucky utilities plant in Ghent and their goal is to shut them down. They won't, but they'll add to the cost of electricity, and they'll cause a bottom line crunch, and people will get laid off. But the air won't get any cleaner and the river won't get any cleaner, but people will get hurt. And let's face it, these people don't give a crap about people.
1. I heard The Gourds new single, "Escalade" today on the way to work. It's great driving music. Me likey.
This reminds me of something. . .
2. The last time I yelled, "Get your goddamn feet off of the goddamn ceiling!" at the top of my lungs was the night that West Indian hooker got her platforms caught in the torn headliner of my fly Pontiac hoopty. It was something I never thought I'd ever say again. Something I thought I'd take to the grave. But now, I have kids. Kids will make you say the craziest things, and some of these things will flash you back to an unlighted parking lot on Washington Avenue on a cold, cold February night. Not good. Because I think the next thing I said on that night was, "Fucking great, if that thing fell off I'm going to have to cut my dick off." And that's not something you want your four-year-old to repeat in Playschool.
Now I say all sorts of things that non-breeders would find strange. "Don't spit in your brother's shoe.", is one. "Do you want me to tell your mother where I found the cat?", is another. "Hurry up and finish crapping so I can wipe your ass and get back to sleep." is probably the first thing you say that makes you realize just what you've done to your life. Never heard that on Sex In The City.
Look what I found! In '77 they changed the grill, and WE didn't get the mags, but our cousins did, and I was jealous. Can't find any pictures of the '78 Bonneville, so these will have to do. I think our green was darker, but that looks like Mom's Tank to me.
Just so you know. . .
The short one writes the blog
Why I moved away.: "Street has declared the violence throughout the city a crisis and as a result has ordered the full review of police department policies and has suggested a full moratorium on the issuing of gun permits."
Good thing too, because every one of the last 21 murders was committed with a properly registered and permitted firearm.
Street is killing that city. Everyone knew he'd run it into the ground and they voted for him anyway based on stupid, ignorant, party politics.
I like Ed Rendell, but he made his deal with the devil and he is the root cause of Philly's problems. Now he's the Governor of a state who's largest city is having a flashback to the mid-eighties crack epidemic, who's DA is a burned-out headline grabber, and who's mayor is so ungodly corrupt they should call him "Boss". How's it feel to be Governor of New Jersey, Ed?
It would put money into the pockets of these asshats. You know, I wonder if this idiot knows that most Toyota's sold here are made in Georgetown KY or in Southern Indiana? Probably not, he's probably never been out of Detroit. He probably drives a Pontiac made in Canada, or a Chrysler made in Mexico. Idiot.
This never should have happened.
Blogger's been a serious pain lately, having trouble getting in. Loads of crap in drafts, I'm deleting it all. Maybe pictures later on.
The Greedo Assassination Conspiracy Page It's either this, or I post the rant I wrote yesterday. It was a pretty good rant, but it could get me fired or thrown in jail, or both. The high point is where I discuss spending my entire year-end bonus on Sudafed while it's still OTC.
Can you tell I'm broke this month?
OK, I'll be paying attention to my bracket for the first time in years.
Let's throw this out, 'Nova upsets Illinois in the Sweet 16. Any takers?
If anyone saw that green garbage earlier. Sorry. I just took out the
post. I don't have any connection at home, so posting will be pretty
light for the forseeable future.
I've been VERY busy at work, so that's another reason I haven't been
updating. In fact, I really don't want to look at a freaking
computer. I have lots of projects I want to get to too. I want to
upgrade my play computer at home to the new version of Debian and turn
it into a media server. I want to get Hayden's PS2 fixed and play
GT4, I want to get my old laptop set up in the kitchen with external
speakers, new battery and a wireless card. Lots of stuff to do.
Not happening though. Too tired.