Thursday, September 8, 2011

Aerial Lineman

Check out this guy's job. See if you would want to do it! From YouTube:
"Aerial Lineman" posted by FlyingLineman

There are only three things that this guy has ever been afraid of. Watch this video and listen all the way to the end. :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Sarah does it again

You want to know why I like Sara Palin? Here's why:

"Welcome, Union Brothers and Sisters" by Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin has more balls than almost any other politician I can think of. More importantly, she's RIGHT on the issues. She stepped up and criticized the Federal Reserve long before the other Republican sheep did. She stepped up and criticized Hoffa and Obama and the sick union mentality in this post. She took on the corrupt Republican establishment in Alaska. This is what we want in a politician, and yet she is mocked. I don't see it.

Palin gets to the heart of the matter early in her essay:
"Please don’t be taken in by union bosses’ thuggery like Jim Hoffa represented yesterday. Union bosses like this do not have your best interests at heart. What they care about is their own power and re-electing their friend Barack Obama so he will take care of them to the detriment of everyone else."

Palin draws an accurate parallel between union bosses and corporate execs who are cozy with government:
"To the same degree Americans are concerned about irresponsible, greedy corporate execs who got cushy bonuses from taxpayer-funded bailouts, we should also be concerned about greedy union bosses who are willing to tank our economy just to protect their own power. As union history shows, power and greed corrupt. Just because you claim to represent union members doesn’t mean you are on the side of the angels. The greed of too many of these union bosses has all but destroyed the labor movement in this country, helped chase away our jobs, and is killing the American dream."

"This collusion is at the heart of Obama’s economic vision for America. In practice it is socialism for the very rich and the very poor, but a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It is socialism for the very poor who are reduced to a degrading perpetual dependence on a near-bankrupt centralized government to provide their every need, while at the same time robbing them of that which brings fulfillment and success – the life-affirming pride that comes from taking responsibility for your own destiny and building a better life through self-initiative and work ethic. And Obama’s vision is socialism via crony capitalism for the very rich who continue to get bailouts, debt-ridden 'stimulus' funds, and special favors that allow them to waive off or help draft the burdensome regulations that act as a boot on the neck to small business owners who don’t have the same friends in high places. And where does this collusion leave working class Americans and the small business owners who create 70% of the jobs in this country? Out in the cold. It’s you and your children who are left paying for the cronyism of Obama and our permanent political class in DC."

"We should not forget that for all his lofty rhetoric, President Obama is a Chicago politician. Graft, cronyism, and quid pro quo are the well-known methods of an infamous Chicago political machine, of which Barack Obama emerged."

"...don’t let Hoffa tell you what to do. He doesn’t represent the real interests of working men and women. He’s not doing you any favors. He’s just living off your paychecks."


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Senna. The Movie. Watch It.

Senna, the movie. Amazing. You must watch it.

I'm not a huge F1 fan, not anymore anyway. Never felt the same after Senna died. I can see boring parades of cars any day of the week on I-285 near my house. But this movie brought it all back for me, when I'd have to wake up at some ungodly hour in the morning (4a?) and drive over to my buddy's house to watch the races live from Europe (he had cable, I didn't).

From YouTube:
"Ayrton Senna - The Movie [International Trailer]" posted by Zsoltee152

Google search for "Senna movie" for more information:

Or do a Google "what do you love" search for Ayrton Senna, to get information in many forms:

Try not to talk out loud in the movie, like I did. It was very difficult when they showed Alain Prost being interviewed, basically saying, "What, me? Do you think I would run Senna off the track just to secure the championship?" I couldn't help saying "Yes!" out loud in the theater. Not that anyone objected, because the answer was so obvious. From YouTube:
"Did Prost Take Out Senna in '89? Decide for Yourself..." posted by thashNMBR1

And, of course, Senna returned the favor the following year!

You need to see the movie.

In closing, when doing some Google searches, I found this blog post to be a nice write-up of the movie. Don't forget to also read the comments after the post. Rather than just repeat what this guy says, better to provide the link, from Andy Buckle's Film Emporium:
"SFF Review: Senna (Asif Kapadia, 2011)"

"You don't have to be a Formula One fan to be brought to tears by Senna."

Monday, September 5, 2011

Occasionally they tell the truth: Pete DeFazio (Oregon congressman) on Obama

Here is a left wing congressman expressing disillusionment with Obama. From KGW-TV in Portland, Oregon:

"DeFazio says Obama lacks will to fight, may lose Oregon"

He says the following about Obama, regarding the debt limit fight:
"Fight? I don’t think it’s a word in his vocabulary."
DeFazio doesn't understand that Obama got exactly what he wanted out of that negotiation: A better chance of re-election. At the expense of left wing nutjobs like DeFazio and his constituents. Obama doesn't care about them, he cares about himself.

Back to the article:
"Asked if he was surprised [about Oregon being in play due to Obama's falling popularity], the congressman shrugged. 'Not at all,' DeFazio said. 'One guy asked me, "Give me 25 words what he's about and what he’s done for me." I’m like, "It could have been worse."'"

Wow! How's that for a ringing endorsement?!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

A2A 1998

Did you ever wonder what it was like to do a long distance skating event?

Amazing what you can find on YouTube. Did you know that Outdoor Life Network did a feature on Athens to Atlanta back in 1998?

From YouTube:
"Athens to Atlanta 1998, Part 1" posted by InlineOutlander

Click on the related links to view all seven parts of this feature.

Don't forget to check out the A2A website and sign up for this year's event!