Largmouth Bass

Ξ May 30th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Fishing |

Below is a photo of a largemouth bass caught out of our pond on 5/28/07.

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Horse treats

Ξ May 28th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Horses |

I’ve got the horses favorites treats.  They’ll come running every time…

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Conway catches Bass

Ξ May 28th, 2007 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Fishing |

Will Conway caught this bass while proud Dad David Conway (and their dog Boston) poses with Will for a picture on Memorial Day 5/28/07 at the Orr pond.

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Root Grapple

Ξ May 28th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Tractors |

Rented a Bobcat 82″ Root Grapple for Memorial Day weekend (get 3 days for the price of 2) to move a massive pile of wood and stumps that was pushed into a 75′ X 50′ X 15′ high pile by a Cat. This is an awesome piece of equipment. Perfect for the job. The attachment weighs 1,200 lbs.

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Look ma, I can do the splits!

Ξ May 26th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Sports |

Bubba does the splits to stop a breakaway in an MCHL playoff game 5/20/07.

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Bubba poke checks in MCHL playoff game 5/20/07

Ξ May 26th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Sports |

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Gasoline Price Gouging.

Ξ May 25th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Main |

Pains at the Pump

May 25, 2007

Wall Street Journal, Page A14

It’s Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer driving season, so naturally it’s time for Congress to grandstand against $3-a-gallon gasoline. And right on cue, the House passed legislation this week to criminalize gasoline “price gouging,” whatever that is. (Does that mean every Congressman is a felon?) Perhaps this is all designed to distract the public from Congress’s own role in raising gas prices.

Under the anti-gouging law, service station owners could face up to 10 years in prison if they dare to raise their prices too much when supplies are low. Representative Bart Stupak, the Michigan Democrat who sponsored this scheme, said the vote would determine whether Members “side with Big Oil” or “side with consumers who are being ripped off at the gas pump.” Who elects these guys?

The inconvenient fact is that there’s no evidence of price rigging by Big Oil or the tens of thousands of independent service station owners across America. The causes of higher gas prices include $65 per barrel oil caused by rising global demand and geopolitical tensions; a record high U.S. gasoline consumption of 380 million gallons a day; and refined gasoline shortages caused by Congressional rules and mandates. (…and irrational fear of nuclear power.) Far from withholding production to raise prices, U.S. gasoline production of 8.8 million barrels per day is higher than any time in history and refineries are getting more gas per barrel of oil than ever before. (more…)

 

The Rules

Ξ May 23rd, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ John's blog |

The Rules

1. The woman always makes the rules.

2. The rules are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

3. Men cannot possibly know all the rules. Nearly all females are born with this knowledge.

4. If the woman suspects that the man knows all the rules, she may immediately change some or all of the rules.

5. The woman is never wrong.

6. If the woman is wrong, it is because of a misunderstanding which was a direct result of something the man did or said wrong.

7. If rule #6 applies, the man must apologize immediately for causing the misunderstanding.

8. The woman may change her mind at any given point in time.

9. The man must never change his mind without the expressed written consent of the woman.

10. The woman has every right to be angry or upset at any time.

 

Gentle Spring rain on the pond.

Ξ May 20th, 2007 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Ponds |

One of the best places to sit during a gentle Spring rain is on the dock.

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Best fishing hole around.

Ξ May 20th, 2007 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Ponds |

Below is the dock that I built on our pond. It’s a great place to relax and fish. We’re catching large mouth bass in the 5+ lb range and catfish up to 10 lbs. The small bluegill and frog population is getting thinned down from what it’s been the last couple years (which is good).orr-dock-small.jpg

 

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