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I am Joe The Plumber

Well actually I was Mike the assistant plumber at one point in my sophomore year of high school. The neighbor two doors down was a plumbing contractor and I asked him if he needed a helper. For a few months the job dominated my weekends and some afternoons. It was a fun job for a […]

Pot Plantations Polluting The Sierra's & Endangering Firefighters

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From AP via Breitbart:“National forests and parks—long popular with Mexican marijuana-growing cartels—have become home to some of the most polluted pockets of wilderness in America because of the toxic chemicals needed to eke lucrative harvests from rocky mountainsides, federal officials said. The grow sites have taken hold from the West Coast’s Cascade Mountains, as well […]

Powerful Political Video

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No matter what side of the fence you vote on you’ll feel a sense of awe after watching this 2 minute video. I’m posting this for the nuns who put up with me in grade school. [youtube=]

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

It’s windy here in California’s central valley this evening and while I was out doing family taxi duty I saw a heavy air tanker boring into a headwind as it took off from Fresno Air Base. It has to be responding to a fire and the only fire of any significance burning in this part […]

Telegraph Fire Scanner (info/ink)

No updates until 4:00 pm as I am in the fire area today. I encourage anyone interested in following the fire to listen on the Telegraph Incident Scanner. I appreciate all the comments, please keep them coming.

California Fires Map From Cal Fire & OES June 29

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You will have to follow this link to the OES Fire Information site for an expanded view of the map below. .

No Memorial Day Doodle From Google

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Loren Baker from Search Engine Journal points out that Google passed on honoring Memorial Day with one of their clever holiday doodles. Shame really, you would hope they would honor our fallen considering they found it in their hearts to honor these “all important” days…………………….. Persian New Year Day March 20, 2008 …..and 125th Birthday […]

Memorial Day: God Bless America

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Country Rides Where We Play What We Grow How We Roll Why We Can!

Immense Sadness In China Quake Aftermath

Quick facts 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Sechuan Province, China Intitial Reports of Dead, 9,000 900 Middle School Children Trapped 80% of Buildings in Beichuan County Leveled 5,000 Feared Dead in Beichuan County 2,300 Cell Phone Towers Down Ammonia Factory Damaged Releasing 80 Tons

$99. Brush Abatement Inspection Fee Imposed

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The City of Ventura has imposed a mandatory inspection fee of $99.00 on 1,252 homeowners who live in fire prone neighborhoods according to the Ventura County Star. “The fee is necessary to pay for hundreds of hours of annual inspections that the department no longer can afford, Fire Marshal Brian Clark said. “We need to […]

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