Game Cam Shots: Pre Hunting Season!

Hunting season is slated to start tomorrow and these are the pictures that my game cam captured while I was in Long Island, NY for Thanksgiving! Hopefully, I can put one of these bad boys in my freezer on Monday!


Sarah Palin and The Keys: Part II

Sarah Palin had a book signing at the Sam's Club in Washington, PA today.

Tay left the house to get on line early. She was #630. There had to be several thousand people there for the book signing.

She called me later to tell me to join her on line and to bring some stuff she needed.

After I hung up, I look at Aussie at ask:

"Is it possible that your Mom took both sets of keys again today?"

"No, I think she put the keys back in the white Durango".

"Could you check?"

Aussie comes back in the house. They aren't in the vehicle. I give a quick look around. I sigh deeply and dial Tay's cell.




"Do you, by any chance, have both sets of keys again?"

"Oh my God....yes I do"

"Okay...see you in 10 minutes"

Aussie and I take the Big Red to Tay's Dad's to take his car to go to the book signing. Did I really expect today to be any different than yesterday?

We got both of our copies signed by Sarah.


Tay, The Keys and My Blood Pressure

If anyone doubts that living with "Peteys" can be trying, boy do I have a story for you. These are actual events from this weekend. No names were changed to protect the innocent because there weren't any innocent parties.

After a busy work week, I was looking forward to getting home and relaxing. I only had two Peteys this weekend (Tay and Aussie) and they were planning a trip to the mall to get Aussie a new cell phone. When I got home, Tay had a new haircut that looked really nice and she whipped me up a very tasty stir fry. I sat in front of the TV to watch three episodes of "My Name is Earl". I contemplated taking the blood pressure meds I forgot to take this morning, but I was feeling pretty serene, so I sat back and enjoyed the show and kissed Aussie and Tay goodbye before they left for the mall. Tay took my black Durango as she customarily does instead of driving the white Maidpro Durango after business hours.

About a half hour later, in the middle of watching a rare episode that I haven't seen before, Tay calls.

"Ummm...I can't get the key to unlock the car door. I even tried it manually and it won't turn", Tay informs me.

"That's weird", I thought to myself. The only other time I had this problem was when Tay washed my other set of keys in the washer, but that's a whole 'nother story.

"Before I come get you gals, can you try one thing?" I say.

"Sure", Tay replies.

"Go into the Sears and replace the small battery for the keys. Maybe the battery died. Sears has an automotive section and they should have no problem swapping it out quickly. Call me back if it doesn't work."

"Sure". And I go back to watching the show.

5 minutes later the phone rings again. I get up to answer it. It's Tay again.

"It didn't work".

Being that we have three vehicles, this really isn't a big problem, so I offer to come get them and tell them I'll be there in about 10 minutes.

I get dressed and go outside to Tay's white Durango. I get inside and reach for the keys in the ignition. They are not there.

That's odd, since rural life dictates that all keys must remain in the ignition of vehicles as a matter of principal. I still have issues with that one, having grown up in NYC, but usually my black Durango is the only vehicle on the property in which I bring the keys in the house.

So, I go back in the house to look for the keys. They are nowhere to be found. I'm getting supremely annoyed since the keys are NEVER anyplace else. I call Tay.

"Tay...any idea where the keys are for the white Durango?"

"In the ignition."

"No, they aren't in the car."

"That's odd. Maybe they are in my black coat"

I check it. "Nope"

"The bedroom"


"The Pie safe"


"The kitchen table"

"Nope. Listen, Tay...I already checked all over the house including all your clothes folded on the bed."

"That's odd. I have no idea where they can be. Why don't you take the Trailblazer down to get us."


I hang up and look outside and remember that Tay's Trailblazer, our third vehicle is getting new brakes and we were waiting for Tay to get her registration in the mail so it can be inspected. Tay forgot to send in the registration for a month or two or three and it couldn't get inspected until the registration came back.

"God damned it. Are you kidding me?"

I call Tay back.

"Tay, the Trailblazer isn't here. Isn't it at the shop for brakes?"

"Oh yeah...no...it got the new brakes. It's down the road at Dad's place. It's not inspected but you can still drive it down to get us. Take the Big Red down to Dad's and get it."

I'm starting to get furious but do my best to hide it.

"Okay...see you in 10 minutes."

So, I go into the garage, get in the Big Red and drive through the pitch black woods to Tay's Dad's place. The Trailblazer is sitting behind his garage. I park the Big Red out of the way and get into the Trailblazer.

By now, you can probably guess...No keys in the ignition.

Let me just start by saying, it's a good thing the door and windows were closed in the Trailblazer and that no neighbor lived nearby. The tapestry of obscenies I wove in that vehicle lasted for about 3 whole minutes.

"God damn it!"

...every fucking vehicle on both properties except my truck usually has keys in the ignition. Quads, tractors, backhoe, cars...you name it, there is a key in the ignition. At this point, I am livid. The keys don't seem to be anywhere in the car either.

I call Tay back again.

"There are no keys in the trailblazer either"

"That's odd. I wonder what Dad did with them. Did you check under the mat?"

"Nope...not there"


"Nope, not there"


"Tay, these fucking keys are nowhere in the vehicle"

"Ummmm, okay. Lemme think. Dad is out with his wife seeing the Rockettes. Why don't you take his car?"

I look over at her Dad's car.

"What are the chances that the keys are actually inside it at this point?"

"They'll be in there"

I hang up and walk to the vehicle. At this point my blood pressure is probably clocking in at 300 over 180 and my nice peaceful night is ruined.

I get into the car and BINGO, the keys are there!

I call Tay. "Okay, I'm on my way".

Normally (when my blood pressure isn't skyrocketing), my powers of deductive reasoning are fairly acute. Hell, they have to be with all the shit the Peteys pull on a daily basis. Tonight, they were a little off.

But for some reason, driving my Father-in-laws's car was very relaxing. By the time I pulled out of Dad's driveway, my mind was starting to clear. By the time I passed our driveway, I had an epiphany. I solved the riddle, but now I was trying to figure out a tactful way to break it to Tay.

I pick up the blackberry.


"It's me, Tay. I'm on my way, but I wanted to ask a quick question."

"Okay" Tay replied.

"Is there any chance that you have both sets of Durango keys?"

I bite my lip.

"Lemme check..................uh, yeah, I do"

Then I ask the next obvious question with as much tact as humanly possible given the circumstances. In retrospect, I think I should be up for a 2009 Noble Peace prize for showing remarkable restraint.

"Is there any chance that you tried the white Durango's keys to open the black Durango?"

Not to be mean but I can hear the light going on in Tay's head over the phone line.

"I don't know. Let me go to the car and check"

"Okay, I'm on my way anyway, but call me back", I said.

Two minutes later, the phone rings and I am greeted by Tay's sheepish voice.

"Yeah, that's what I did. We're in the car."

"Okay, good, I'll see you at home."

I take Dad's car back to his house and get in Big Red and take another quick drive through the woods back to our house. I've missed all three episodes of "Earl" and my remaining food is cold. I throw it in the garbage and reach for my BP medication. I pop a double dose.

Ten minutes later, Tay and Aussie walk in the house.

Tay is avoiding eye contact at first but then starts to apologize profusely. I ask her if she was sure that the hairdresser didn't dye her hair blond on the inside earlier in the day.

I tell her that she's gonna have a hell of a weekend of massages to get my blood pressure down.



A Glimpse At The Boobs In Government

...and so it begins. The bean counters are hard at work.

Government sponsored "research" suggests that breast exam and self exam guidelines should be changed because it costs more than the benefit.

A recent WSJ article reveals that a government entity, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is now suggesting that the age for mammogram screening be pushed back to 50 and also suggests teaching self exams be discontinued because of too many "false positives".

Excuse me? Shouldn't false negatives be the main priority? If anything, mammography techniques should be improved.

I guess according to the government, less cases equals less incidence equals "statistically better" healthcare. Of course, those finally diagnosed won't probably live too long, but isn't that the desired outcome here? Cancer doesn't exist in the stats if we don't know about it. This reeks of pre-emptive rationing of one of women's most crucial healthcare issues. Why save a few women when you can save costs on a thousand women.

This is a perfect example of the type of stealth rationing that we'll get under public option government healthcare. Not many discount the effectiveness of mammography screening, but the decisions on age of screening will come down to cost outlay, not lives saved.

That is criminal.


Aussie Cheers Pens On To Victory!

Aussie and I went to see the Pens-Ducks game tonight.

The Pens won 5-2.

Annoying Guy behind us was actually tolerable believe it or not.

Here is a shot of the opening face-off.

It was a gorgeous night for hockey and the Pens did not disappoint. We even got to see a brief fight beyween Billy Guerin and Ryan Getzlaf.

Aussie enjoyed her last game at the Mellon Arena.


Two Of PETA's Newest Dopes!

Pretty PETA Please! Keep Them Coming!!! I'm on the verge of vegan, I can feel it!


Effects Of The Recession?

Yeah, what's up with that, Tay Tay?


Correction: Douchebag Of The Year!

While, I don't mean to denigrade the victims of Ft. Hood, this witch has perpetuated a more grave injury to our great nation with the passage of nationalized healthcare in the House.

But, she's not entirely blameless. We have a whole crowd of Americans who are gullible and are one step closer to getting the "hope and change" in the form of a splintered broomstick up their asses. And believe me, they deserve what they get.

She is a national symbol for what is wrong with our country and what happens when folks vote with thier hearts and not with their minds. Do I think it would be great if everybody had "free everything"? Sure. But not when you have to steal it from someone else.

She promised to clean up the House of Representatives when she was elected speaker of the House. Ethics abuses continue to mount and she, in true partisan form, has chosen to do nothing. The most heinous example is that of Charlie Rangel as he still sits atop the House's Way and Means committee regardless of his tax cheating, hidden income and misuse of government funding. That's the guy I want in charge of writing and approving the tax codes.

She promised change too and offers nothing but more extreme cronyism... Hell, she sponsored one of the largest bills the House has ever seen and locked the doors preventing access to Republicans. She even had time to call the CIA a bunch of liars and chastized another member for calling Obama a liar when, according to the House healthcare bill, he clearly did lie. Like we are to believe that Obama had no hand in the construction of this bill? Please...

She's a Grade A loon.

For that, she is a bigger douchebag than Mr. Hasan. That said, she'll probably get next year's Noble Prize.


Douche Bag Of The Year

I heard a news account that this jackass isn't talking to investigators. Ummm... I say let the waterboarding begin!

He was going to Afghanistan to council soldiers experiencing "battle fatigue"? It doesn't even seem like he was going to fight.

What is a prick like this doing in the US armed services other than to soak up free med school and perks.

My thoughts involve waterboarding him until he adequately explains himself and then give him a good old fashioned hanging. I'd also be tempted to deport all of his immediate family dependent on the outcome.

Honestly, it's much more than he deserves. What a dick!


Are Election Results Indicative Of America's Mood?

If you listened to Fox News last night, the answer was a resounding YES. If you listened to CNN, and the big three, the answer was a big NO.

I think the important thing though is not what the networks think but what our politicians who are supposed to represent us think. Are they willing to ignore the clear majority of us who oppose anymore spending bills or will they continue to try to ram them down our throats, expending any last bit of fictional political capital that they believe they have.

I say that we are not out of the woods and that this administration is prepared to throw a whole lot of moderate to conservative democrats under the bus to get socialized healthcare done. That is unfortunate but we must continue to fight the good fight here and not rely on two governor's races to give us any false sense of security.

The loons are in complete control of the democratic party. That is unfortunate for some good people in that party, namely the blue dogs.

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