Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Toll Road

Check out the artist's rendition on Surfline.

First the Toll Road, Now This

WASHINGTON — A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the San Onofre area in Southern California in late February or early March, government officials said Saturday.

The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, contains hazardous materials, they said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret. It was not clear how long ago the satellite lost power, or under what circumstances.

"Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation," said Dr. Ralph, a spokesman for the National Security Council, when asked about the situation after it was disclosed by other officials. "Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and fallen harmlessly. We are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible damage this satellite may cause."

He would not comment on whether it is possible for the satellite to perhaps be shot down by a missile. He said it would be inappropriate to discuss any specifics at this time.

A senior government official said that lawmakers and other nations are being kept apprised of the situation.

Such an uncontrolled re-entry could risk exposure of U.S. secrets, said Archy Rice, a defense and intelligence expert.

Spy satellites typically are disposed of through a controlled re-entry into the ocean so that no one else can access the spacecraft, he said.

Rice also said it's not likely the threat from the satellite could be eliminated by shooting it down with a missile, because that would create debris that would then re-enter the atmosphere and burn up or hit the ground.

Rice, director of the defense research group, estimated that the spacecraft weighs about 20,000 pounds and is the size of a small bus. He said the satellite would create 10 times less debris than the Columbia space shuttle crash in 2003.

Satellites have natural decay periods, and it's possible this one died as long as a year ago and is just now getting ready to re-enter the atmosphere, he said.

As for possible hazardous material in the spacecraft, Rice said it might contain beryllium, a light metal with a high melting point that is used in the defense and aerospace industries. Breathing beryllium can lead to chronic, incurable respiratory problems.

Tubesteak/Malibu, a senior fellow with the National Security Archive, said the spacecraft likely is a photo reconnaissance satellite.

Such eyes in the sky are used to gather visual information from space about adversarial governments and terror groups, including construction at suspected nuclear sites or militant training camps.

The satellites also can be used to survey damage from hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.

The largest uncontrolled re-entry by a NASA spacecraft was Skylab, the 78-ton abandoned space station that fell from orbit in 1979. Its debris dropped harmlessly into the Indian Ocean and across a remote section of western Australia.

In 2000, NASA engineers successfully directed a safe de-orbit of the 17-ton Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, using rockets aboard the satellite to bring it down in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean.

In 2002, officials believe debris from a 7,000-pound science satellite smacked into the Earth's atmosphere and rained down over the Persian Gulf, a few thousand miles from where they first predicted it would plummet.


Please submit ideas for future polls in the comment section of this post.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

karaoke session at archies

When it rains, were stuck inside so we decided to have a little fun with the new karaoke machine I bought my daughter for Christmas at Costco, things got wild when T-bird showed up with these two other guys, this picture was taken after Fat Wave Dave (naked) started taping electrodes to his testicles, then i blacked out after consuming a Bottle of Nyquil , i am not sure what happened after that,I am having another party next weekend, and i was hoping to use the blog to see if any young ladies would like to party with us. leave your phone number in the comment section for directions.


Homer Simpson's Life Flashes Before His Eyes

A parody of the Youtube guy who took a photo of himself every day for 6 years.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Coastal Commission Meeting Update

It seems that the Commission meeting locale has changed from the Oceanside City Hall to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the Feb. 6 get together. The City Hall site can accommodate only about 160 people and they are expecting upwards of 2,000 folks to attend. Thus they have moved it to Wyland Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, which can accommodate 3,000. This affects only the first day of the three days of scheduled meetings. Starting time is 9:00 a.m.

Meeting location: Wyland Hall at Del Mar Fairgrounds. Enter through the O'Brien gate, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

TCA My A**

This was the govenator's response to my email of a few months ago...

Thank you for your email to Governor Schwarzenegger regarding the proposal for a multi-lane Foothill-South Toll Road through San Onofre State Beach. The Governor appreciates hearing from people on issues that affect our state.

Governor Schwarzenegger is honored that you would entrust him to help you with this matter. However, local officials represented by the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) hold decision-making authority over the proposed project. In light of the TCA’s vote to approve the proposed location of the road, federal and state law will require the TCA to complete additional filings and a federal environmental impact statement.

The Resources Agency and Business, Transportation and Housing Agency will continue to work with the military, TCA, local officials and stakeholders to mitigate any impacts on San Onofre State Park should the project go forward as proposed. The agencies also will explore all viable alternatives should there be an opportunity to reconsider the alignment.

As you know, San Onofre State Beach is an extremely popular park on land leased from the United States Navy. The State of California has the task of balancing public recreation with population growth. In Southern California, there is a serious need to reduce traffic congestion, but there is equal concern over the loss of valuable state park land that is enjoyed by so many California residents and visitors.

Again, thank you for writing. Governor Schwarzenegger welcomes the comments of people who care about the future of California.


Office of Constituent Affairs

Treadmill Tow In Sidewalk Surfing

Monday, January 21, 2008

Protest the Damn Toll Road!

This from one of our commenters:

"Call the Governor's office and tell them you disagree with the Governor's stance on the toll road. Here's the number and it does make a difference. (916)445-2841"

This is a legitimate phone number for Ahnold (you can also get a message to Maria if you so desire.) You must call during business hours which are 9-5 weekdays. Tell your friends.

On a slightly different note, the latest poll results are 15 to 1 FOR recalling Ahnold! Where do I sign up?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Youngest Weber Team Rider

My daughter at age 3 months wearing her new Weber team t-shirt. (1981) Dewey was crazy about this photo! He had the shirts printed up just for her.

Friday, January 18, 2008

GD Government!

What the heck is up with California's elected officials? First Ahnold wants to downsize and shut many parks, including San Onofre. Then Ahnold decides that he is all for the toll road extension. I actually emailed him a few months ago to express my displeasure regarding the damn toll road. A couple of weeks later I got a response saying Ahnold was sitting this one out and that the proper agencies were reviewing and it was out of his hands. Now he comes out saying he supports destroying our area. Huh? To quote: "Many parts of Southern California are becoming known for traffic gridlock and crumbling roads rather than for the magic of our coastline." So let's see, he wants a massive roadway through the park. I guess the "magic of our coastline" doesn't apply to the San Onofre area. What a great way to preserve it, build a big road through it.

I urge each and every one of you who read San-O Daze to email, write or even phone the Governor and your Representative and voice you complaint. I'd hate to think this is a done deal. We recalled one idiot Governor, we can recall another.

Save San Onofre
Contact Ahnold
Contact Senator Feinstein
Contact Senator Boxer

Unfortunately, the California Coastal Commission does not allow emails, only snail mail. From their site: "The Coastal Commission cannot receive comments on any official business by electronic mail unless specifically indicated. Any information relating to official business should be sent to the appropriate Commission office using U.S. Mail or courier service."

Neon also has some good info, please check it out.


Plus, I'm big boned.
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Thursday, January 17, 2008



Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Great Day At San Onofre!

I just got the word, but I see that Puttzle's already on it. San Onofre will be reopened for only one more week, then closed for good. One last chance to ride a wave with friends, and everybody's there. I was traveling back to San Diego from San Francisco this morning and took this shot when I passed over. Sorry for the quality, Homeland Security increased the size of the restricted airspace around SONGS, so the picture is a bit grainy because of the altitude I had to maintain. However, you can see that the word is out that San Onofre has reopened for one week only.

Park Closure Update

Dingo and Archy Rice successfully lobbied for a temporary re-opening of San Onofre. I took this picture this morning at Old Man's. As the throngs of people who missed going to the beach can attest to, folks miss the beach and park. According to news reports, the guvonator is allowing the park to stay open for this week only, then it's done, no extensions (except for the coming toll road), no special groups, no nothing.


Due to the writers strike and no new material, we are rerunning a photo that Sydney Carton, Esq. took at Old Mans several years ago.

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm not feeling so safe surfing by SONGS either.

After running a nuclear power plant for four decades, you would think the gang at SONGS might be able to predict how long it will take to perform maintenance. You’d be wrong. Not only were they wrong in their prediction, now they say they have no idea how long Unit 2 will be down (it’s been 49 days already). Unit 1 is permanently shut down and being dismantled. Unit 2, which is designed to serve 700,000 homes, is shut down and they don’t have any idea how long it will be until they can get it working. Unit 3 is working, or at least it supposedly was yesterday. Stay tuned. Some say Barney Fife retired from sheriffin’ and now runs SONGS, but I thought he died. Oh well, SONGS probably hasn’t noticed, since they skip inspections and just forge their inspection records. Hey SONGS, check Barney’s office!

San Onofre: Songs of Death

I am feeling less than safe when I visit San Onofre, though with the governor's plan to close it, I guess that won't be as big a problem.

Today alone I read a very scary article about FIVE MILLION pounds of high level radioactive waste stored at San Onofre, and local residents dying of cancer, leukemia, heart disease and other ailments from the plant's emissions, and more.

In another story released today, first reported in the UK and now in the USA, a worker at the San Onofre nuclear plant in Southern California falsified records for five years to show that safety inspections were made when they actually weren't.

Also, just last year, the company operating SONGS got into trouble with California utility regulators for a case of systemic records falsifying, which Southern California Edison admitted. In that case, company mangers successfully pressured workers to falsify data so the investor-owned utility could get higher financial incentive awards.

I pray for those affected.


Note: Photo taken before the beach closure.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Debunking The San Onofre Closure

The place was jammed Saturday! First of all, there was a Tri-State Beach Volleyball contest down at the lower volleyball courts. It was packed with contestants, vendor tents, and crowds like I've never seen for beach volleyball, not even in Huntington Beach.

Then, up at Old Man's, there were over 600 people attending SIMA’s - the Snow & Ice Management Association's, annual charity fund raising event at San Onofre. Food and fun galore, and an auction.

Then up at Four Doors and The Point, the best swell in 18 years was hitting for the third day in a row. The place was packed to capacity on the land, and very crowded in the water. Surf photographers were getting the shots of a career.

So much for those stories about the closure of San Onofre.
 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. ~ Albert Einstein 

Friday, January 11, 2008

City ordered to pay $9.6 mil. to family of NU player slain by cop | Chicago Sun-Times | Find Articles at

City ordered to pay $9.6 mil. to family of NU player slain by cop Chicago Sun-Times Find Articles at "City attorneys gambled that the jurors would not award as much to Russ as the $18 million the city gave Haggerty, even though the shootings happened on the same weekend, because Haggerty was a passenger, while Russ was a driver who refused to stop. Shapiro asked jurors for the same $18 million Haggerty's family got"

Just for you Sydney

Note the Bing logo on the front. We tried to get Bing to sponsor the club, but he did not want to be exclusive to us. Also in photo of patch is an original Grannis decal and original USSA patch and I still have the booklet that came with it when I joined. (art work by the late great Rick Griffin) The sweat shirts were done in 1960.

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Just to clear up any confusion. As far as we know, the San Onofre closure DOES NOT AFFECT the upcoming "Gathering of the Tribes" scheduled for this weekend at Church. However, you may need to park at the Trestles entrance and walk from there. We here at San-O Daze are just not sure.

Trivia answers

Hang 10 was correct with all his answers, and Dewey was good at all he did. he was even a great fisherman.


They closed and locked up the kiosk right in front of my eyes.
Click picture for full view of the new signs about the closure.

Governor to Close San Onofre Permanately.

Los Angeles Times article

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Bit of Trivia

1. What was the name of the well known character Dewey Weber portrayed in TV commercials in the 1950's?
2. What National Championship did Dewey win in the 1950's?

3. And at what sport did Dewey win a CIF Championship in High School?

Think hard and good luck. Answers will be posted tomorrow.


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Monday, January 07, 2008


When I was maybe eight or nine years old, the guys in the hood would have contests to see who can pee the farthest or who can pee over the highest wall... then when you're a bit older and into sports you get the whole communal bathtub/shower thing. Personally I could bounce it off the celling. The only other guy that could do that was Joe Carbonie.
Now days at times it looks more like a clogged sprinkler head. What was your personal best back in the day, and what do you have now? Remember the first lier doesn't stand a chance.
I know the ladies have similar contest. Your input would be greatly valued.

Monkey pee, monkey do

One Girl, One Cup

Tell Your Friends To Drop By!

I would like to thank all the visitors to San-O Daze, our average per day visits have more than doubled in the last two months to over 200 a day! We have visits from all over the world, in fact only 55% are from the U.S., 62% North America and the other 38% the rest of the world. Visitors are coming from Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Funny thing though, nobody from Mexico! I wonder why?

There is a poll on the right hand side of the page and I urge people familiar with the Rangers to please vote...and I don't mean the New York or Texas Rangers! Don't ask for names, the initials should suffice.

Sunday, January 06, 2008



Just so everyone knows, I did not come across that video while trolling porn sites! I found this on YouTube and of course, it piqued my curiousity. This video is a review, nowhere near the other one.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Western Satellite
Show Map In Motion. Rain for the San Clemente area is about 4 hours away.

Lifes simple changes


This guy must be a Talegalite! (or a 909'er)

Puttzle's Toilet

Dr. ralph "The Early Years"


Must be related to Ranger Haggy.


I guess this will be reaching an all-time low point here at San-O Daze. I have found, but am unable to watch, the grossest video on the net. Click here AT YOUR OWN RISK! Do so on an empty stomach and/or have a trashcan or toilet nearby...and I mean nearby, like right next to you. I don't want to know if some of you can watch it all. I stopped about 5 seconds in, when the cup showed up. ANYONE IN MY FAMILY SHOULD NOT CLICK THE LINK!!!!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Truth about Global Warming


Dr. Ralph hard at work

Dr. Ralph testing urine samples at his lab.


CLICK HERE for the latest in hi-tech video games. Any resemblance to BK is purely coincidental, we think.

The Real Roll-o!


Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Tuesday, January 01, 2008


Hot tub stress test

Can't get enough

Puttzle at The Point working on his next post!

Mini Mayor learns new trick

I think Mini Mayor has been at The Point way to long!


This is why "Longboards rule"! He found what a short board is good for.

Moon Phase