Monthly Archives: September 2012

Fools R.R.

I have to admit I am a dedicated Railfan of the former “Southern Pacific” Rail Road. It had been the largest RR in the USA until the Clinton admin allowed the Union Pacific the 2nd largest at the time in 1996 to gobble up and absorb the S.P.

I suppose this is the faithful and quite old S.P. that remains in my heart as a Railfan.

Many of you who were around in the early 1990’s will remember these photos.

And if you were here in the pre 70’s 1960’s growing up as I did, you may remember seeing these.

Those F unit designs brings us back to the late 1940’s thru the 1950’s. The Bloody Nose Paint Scheme appeared in the mid 1950’s.

Sentimental aye. Well, these days the State and its railroad are preparing to destroy many lives in what I must chime in is a grossly misplaced plan. John and Ken exposed many faults and how politics has pushed this ill-conceived notion when better alternatives are available. Heidi Cuda, the lovely reporter from FOX did an expose of this and people up and down the state of California are screaming for what can be done right, but is being done completely wrong by the state of California. So lets ask a real and long time Railfan how it should be handled.

Mister “Sebassh” how should they do this railroad?

Easy, let the Mainstream Railroads handle transportation in a free market and provide passenger service, including a High Speed train. Use existing right of ways or build right next to them (did you get that you idiots of this project) build next to existing RR’s and do it along the I-5 Corridor. Let connector services from the Central Valley connect. Here is the best way to do this.

San Diego to Los Angeles. Los Angeles to Mid San Joaquin Valley Station. Mid Valley Station To Oakland and done. Yes just like that. Move the RR to go along the I-5. Let connector lines from Bakersfield and Fresno and Stockton connect. That’s it. The HS Rail ends in Oakland. If they wanna visit S.F. let them take a local Bart. The main purpose of this is to move people between L.A. and the Bay area fast!

Instead, Governor “Baldy” and the commies running California are screwing even this thing up. I mean why not go through every city and level businesses left and right. Right Jerry Brown. That is what has been forgotten and the latter at today’s crux of this issue. California is broke. It is run by thugs who don’t know how to do anything except stealing and this is just another preview of why people are leaving the once truly Golden State in droves. They can’t get away fast enough. If the legislators really wanna put a High Speed train to use. Might I recommend it be from L.A. to the Arizona border. That way, they can facilitate in high speed Californians abandoning a state that is destined for bankruptcy because of this group of thugs running it.

Here, ya want to really see the California Legislators in action, here they are, which is why this state is almost toasted.

Anyhow this is much simpler to make work then how the monkeys in Sacramento and the committee over seeing this has made it. Again guys.

SD to

LA to

Mid SJ Valley to

Oakland – DONE!

Thanks Heidi…for your hard work on this RR. Too bad they still don’t get it.

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Tired of all the crap in the world?

Let me show you the real America!

 

 

 

Sometimes looking back at what has been inspires us to live what will be and remember the good times we shared with others.

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Remembering Paula

I think one of the sweetest American icons is Miss Paula Abdul. Here is a pretty lady who is sharp witted and smart. Has proven her career over and over and I feel been taken advantage of by one of the biggest ego’d talents in the music and entertainment iz, Mr. Simon Cowell. Now I actually have agreed with most of what Simon has said. His comments though at times harsh are usually spot on, no matters what damage they cause. I like to think of Simon as the Colonel Tavington of the competition reality shows. You remember the good Colonel played by Jason Isaacs

Miss Abdul was forced out of American Idol because of the bucks and many Americans were not happy. Let me tell you that one for sure. There were I am sure other factors, but I remembered the producers of that show shorting her on pay while giving the others raises especially the show host. She was the soul of the show and Simon was the antics with the Dawg as the anchor. All three actually worked super well together. Once they had cut Paula (The Heart) out of the show, it was never the same again. Ironically when Paula left, a season or two later Simon was gone as well.

Musical Hosts. Then American Idol began its death spiral towards the bottom pulling in other big names which incidentally cost much more than Paula ever did, to prop up the show’s ratings in the face of the spiraling X-Factor on FOX and while I am at it. Simon’s biggest mistake was in pulling Paula from her new CBS show to X-Factor and then cutting her a season later. When Paula was gone from that show, notice how it began to tank. What Simon did was substitute America’s Sweetheart and adored Darling of a real gem with a Hollyslut. Simon kept talking up the stah-powah of the Hollyslut while forgetting the past that really counted. Then more hands changed on the show. and now it is doing what American Idol is doing…TANKING!

Whenever America’s favorite Darling ever wants to seriously get a dance show going, Paula, talk to me, follow me on twitter and then you will be given the universe at your feet, why. Because you truly are Americas favorite. I can show you a show format that will work, cost a miniscule amount compared to the mega shows you’ve been on, pull ratings, garner audience participation and once again, restore you and the American public as the family they truly are, not the tinseltown phonies 😉

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So lets talk Green!

Okay so you probably didn’t know besides my big white Lincoln I also like green things like for example E-Bikes and E-Bike technology. This weekend I mentioned my Ezip on twitter and someone asked what is that.

ezip trailz

Stock Ezip Trailz Men’s Ebike

That black thing on the back side is a 24 volt SLA (Single Lead Acid – Battery) and it can move at a throttle twist at exactly 18mph give or take with a new battery range of around 12 to 14 miles which decreases over time. Of course my own version has been customized with Stingray handlebars a softer gel seat, strobbing lights and yes, a music player so I can listen to endless tunes while riding.


So riding excursions for me are a true pleasure. Pedaling and when I get tired, just twist the throttle and go. It makes the local bike paths fun and to a certain degree gives me some much needed exercise when I am not writing books and publishing them per se.

Nice hobby you say and I am doing my part for the environment. While both are true it takes place in the greenest state anywhere, California of all places. Now in California they are trying to push green technology everywhere right? I mean we hear this almost daily about the environment this and the environment that so you would think they would embrace the latest green technology and take the quick path to reducing, say an automobile on the road, right? Wrong!

There are newer variants of that EBike above such as the Australian built Stealth Bikes. Now why isn’t California endorsing the Stealth Bikes? Another great question, because California will confiscate your stealth bike, fine you and ticket you and possibly throw you in jail for riding one. Not what you would expect from a state that bills itself as the green capitol of the world aye. And what is a stealth bike and who else can ride one? Also great questions.

If you are a Mexican citizen in Mexico you can own and operate this green technology on all roads without any policing issues. As mentioned, if you are an American citizen in California, the law comes after you big time and makes you a criminal which begs another question. Why does a Mexican citizen in Mexico have more freedoms than an American citizen in America especially when embracing green technology? Because California is a communist police state, that’s why and this proves it. So now, let us explore what is at the heart or crux of the issue here.

This Darth Vaderish appearing bike is an Australian Stealth Bike. Recharge time is approximately 2 hours. It has an 80 mile average level range between charges. Yes you heard me right, 80 miles average. It has a 10,000 watt system and get this, can hit speeds  at the top of 55 to 60 mph. That means it could conceivably ride the slow lanes of most freeways with cars.

Silent, lightweight and super fast acceleration it can pace most motorcycles and oh, if you ride one on an American street. Expect to see it confiscated by the authorities and you in jail or at the very least paying a fine. Not the Mexican citizen seen below in the film. So we now know the technology is here, real green technology. Are there “Fast Bike Laws” on the books yet? No! Because the very state of California that prides itself as a green leader also is one of the most hostile and vicious places to own and operate such technology. Watch this Mexican citizen below and then ask yourself why California doesn’t let you own and operate one as transportation.

Okay forgo speed lets shoot for distance. Say you need to go a long drive at 36mph view this below.
Again folks the technology is here for real Green travel, but the government in California and most states in the USA has become so repressive towards their citizens that they punish you instead of embracing laws to allow this technology for actual use as is occurring most elsewhere in the world.

In Colombia, they have more freedom than in California. Why’s that?
Check out the Colombian below riding his Stealth Bike.

If you could ride one in America, here is what it might be like.

Arrested below for riding an Ebike in America…never argue with a cop! They always win 😉

 

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Smokin’ Liz

Smoking hot Liz Habib sets fire on Fox’s KTTV afternoon broadcasts. See Liz, the Fox exec’s favorite it is rumored here on the news.

Studio 11’s sizzling format has proven a boon to Liz’s career besides the sports and occasional weather she has performed at FOX during the later newscasts with Christine Devine.

I had never really covered it much though I have watched her on newscasts periodically over the years at FOX. Smooth, polished with a renewed vigor and fiery in her anchoring eyes, she bring a feisty firebrand to the show that livens it up quite a lot and reminds me a lot of Peter Jennings style in an ironic sense. I believe that Liz’s career will be quite long lived and go quite far for many years to come. Besides being a very beautiful anchor, she brings a feisty witty style and tenacity that has been lacking since the days of Peter Jennings.

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Best summer fruit

…to grow in Southern California and the west remains the “Thompson’s Improved Brown Turkey Fig  Tree.”

I have found great success in growing these in the SFV. They resist cold to 10 degrees F and have thrived in 115 plus degree F weather too. What is amazing is they are self fertile and produce a lot of good eating figs that are almost the size of a hand. The meat inside is fully red and the white pulp between the red meat and the skin is minimal meaning that the fruit gives you a very sweet and juicy portion greater than many other figs.

I have grown many varieties of figs and I’ll put the Turkey fig against the other brands any time. When ripened, they are quite sweet and tasty. Figs contain a lot of Vitamin “D”, plus Potassium and Magnesium as well as many other vitamins.

The figs are at peak ripeness when cracks begin to appear and the eye at the top begins to split open. Note the cracks in the fig photo just above. The trees can be kept pruned to about 5 feet tall and about 5 feet wide, maybe smaller. They do not do as well when pot grown so putting them in the ground is of importance.

Fig trees require a great deal of water about 3 times a week best to deep water them and really get their roots a lot of water. I recommend about every three weeks to sprinkle a good helping of 10-10-10 tree fruit fertilizer about 4 inches out from the trunk. Make sure though that you use regular dirt as much as possible. The trees don’t grab as well in regular loose topsoil that you bag purchase from a store. After about three years you will get a thousand or more figs between about June through October with two main Breba crops. Most people actually get several figs off a small tree the first year so don’t be surprised at this.

One final note: Make sure to pick fruit as it gets to the cracking stage or softens to the squeeze. Always squeeze very gently and minimally, just enough to feel a teensy weensy bit of give in the fruit. Picking it and keeping it from falling on the ground will minimize the flying green fig beetle infestation on your trees.

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The Dorothy Decision

You know, this weekend I was talking with family and friends. I have often been critical and quite rigid on Dorothy Lucey and Jillian. But after reading more of why she was canned on GDLA, I now must actually stun everyone and tada…take Dorothy’s side on two fronts.

Those who have read my posts know my opinions can be harsh. Remember though that I am a GDLA viewer and thus a customer, and have a right especially as a member of the viewing public to criticize her or anyone else that abuses the mass media and myself as a disenfranchised viewer. It is my belief that within certain limits I have these rights, separate from defaming or threatening another of course falsely. So my place remains assured to criticize what occurs.

But in keeping, I have explained it was very different for a co-worker such as Misses Jillian Reynolds to trash Dorothy on the Howard Stern show especially on religious beliefs and reasons. The main difference here that both women must realize again is I am a member of the public viewing their product which is their performance on the public airwaves so my criticisms harsh as they are remain of that very acceptable nature.

In Jillian’s case however, there is a very different standard here. She was not criticizing Dorothy based on how Dorothy conducted herself to a viewing customer which I am. She was criticizing Dorothy on the basis as a co-worker and a more personal difference. Quite a contrast when you consider how and why it exists and was delivered. So as I have stated before in this case I wholly support Misses Lucey’s views on this strange as it may seem coming from someone who has been in the past harshly critical. But wait, I am just getting started here.

What really gets me peeved and there might be a legal argument here is this. I can see Dorothy getting fired for talking about sex and kids or her boobs on public airwaves and TV or perhaps reprimanded. But having read she was canned because her voice was raspy by a new show producer really, really, really peeves me off bigtime. That is discrimination against someone for their physical properties and that doesn’t wash with me. In this case I side fully with Dorothy against the producer as this was if based on her voice, a grave injustice. Like I said, I have been harshly critical of her for sexualizing morning content particularly about her anatomy, and as a member of the public viewing this on public airwaves am entitled to my criticisms. But if she was fired for her voice, this completely changes it around and it also greatly shifts my viewpoints on her as well, since a grave injustice would have been performed here and that is my stance on this issue. As for Misses Reynolds, she really needs to move on to a more hip show and let new talents onto GDLA. That show itself requires a complete top to bottom reformat once the FOX execs take their time to realize who their viewing customers really are which by the looks of things, they have not done so far.

One final note here. I always call it as I see it. I did not author this post to get sympathy from Misses Lucey about past comments. Just that I try to be upfront and honest in my blog comments and I am not looking to be in good graces here. Just that I see a grave injustice if she was fired for her voice by some scumbag whose eyes bleed. If he has bleeding eyes, he oughta to go to an Optometrist and stop trying to blame people for bloodshot eyes like these…

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