Friday, February 29, 2008
Select a swimsuit that you're comfortable in. It’s important that your legs can move freely. Board shorts are cut baggy to allow freedom of movement. However, any suit that lets you bend, crouch, twist, and in particular, get up from paddling without restricting your legs or any personal parts you might want to keep, will do.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
This was our tour guide for our Seal Beach photo excursion.
He has a long association with surfing in Southern California. He seemed reliable and quite knowledgeable about the local history, though he actually spent most of his youth surfing at Malibu. He had lots of pictures from the Gidget movies and T.V. series, upon which he says he served as one of the technical consultants and a body double. In this black & white publicity picture, his body was used (that's him on the right) and the actor's head airbrushed over his.
He also was a founding member of the Beach Boys, but like Pete Best with the Beatles, he was dumped by the other members early on. Now, if you can't rely on a guide like this to give you the scoop on which surf break is which, I don't know what the world has come to. He was very careful about answering our questions, appearing to be deep in thought for maybe 20 seconds each time before answering. He was obviously recalling memories with great care in order to give us the most accurate information.
He has asked us not to reveal his name or current location because he is a member of Project Chanology, but he also says he knows Tubesteak personally and posts regularly on his blog.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
SAN ONOFRE, CA (Reuters) - Shirts and caps proclaiming the victory of the Transportation Corridor Agencies -- when the TCA actually lost before the Coastal Commission -- have ended up in the hands of poor Talegan children.
Dozens of shirts and caps, which had been manufactured in advance to celebrate the TCA’s expected victory before the CC, were handed over to children in the community of Talega.
TCA victory shirts and other garments are produced in advance so that TCA supporters can put them on to celebrate immediately after the final vote of agencies that must approve the Toll Roads. Garments from hearings when the TCA loses are obviously unwanted, so the TCA dumps them in Talega. There was similar disposal of the Patriots' Super Bowl 2008 victory apparel.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Because the evolution in teaching math since the 1950's:
1. Teaching Math in 1950's
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?
2. Teaching math in the 1960's:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100 His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?
3. Teaching math in the 1970's:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. his cost of production is $80.. Did he make a profit?
4.Teaching math in the 1980's:
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.
5. Teaching math in 1990's:
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)
6. Teaching math in 2007:
Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la produccioneses $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?
Monday, February 18, 2008
Once she discovers the cowboy is a Republican, she starts to belittle him by talking in a southern drawl and single syllable words.
As she was doing that, she kept swatting at some flies that were buzzing around her head. The cowboy says, "Y'all havin' some problem with them "circle flies?"
She stopped talking and said, "Well yes, if that's what they're called. But I've never heard of "circle flies."
"Well ma'am," the cowboy replies, "circle flies" hang around ranches. They're called "circle flies" because they're almost always found circling around the back end of a horse."
"Oh," Hillary replies as she goes back to rambling. But, a moment later she stops and bluntly asks, "Are you c all ing me a horse's ass?"
"No, ma'am," the cowboy replies, "I have too much respect for citizens of New York to call their Senator a horse's ass."
"That's a good thing," she responds and begins rambling on once more.
After a long pause, the cowboy, in his best Texas drawl says, "Hard to fool them flies though."
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
The order to launch the crash program came Jan. 4, according to defense officials who described Friday how it came to fruition for a final go-ahead decision by President George W. Bush this week. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition they not be identified because of the sensitivity of the work.
The initial order was twofold: Assess whether shooting down the satellite with a missile was even possible, and at the same time urgently piece together the technological tools it would take to succeed.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Wednesday Feb 13, 2008
SAN CLEMENTE, CALIFORNIA — A San Clemente firefighter has been charged with drunken driving, public indecency and disorderly conduct after being arrested in a park wearing a woman's blonde wig and bikini, officials said.
Click here to see a picture of the firefighter.
Schotzy Shaffer, was to appear in Orange County Municipal Court on Thursday. He was arrested Tuesday at San Onofre state beach after Local police received a report of an intoxicated man walking and driving around the park.
The arrest report said that schotzy told an officer he was on his way to the Rib Trader to perform as a woman in a contest offering a $10,000 prize. Shaffers blood-alcohol test registered 0.174, more than twice Californias legal limit of 0.08, the report said.
Shaffer has been a firefighter with San Clemente since August 2000. Orange county fire Authority issued a statement saying shaffer would be placed on administrative leave.
Cocaine washed up on San Onofre State Beach
Feb 13 2008 Associated Press (AP)
COCAINE with an estimated street value of $2.4 million dollars has been found washed up on a beach in southern california it emerged yesterday.
It is the second time in a week that a massive package of drugs has been discovered on a state beach.
It follows last Thursday’s discovery of an estimated $2,000.000.00 worth of cocaine washed up in Doheny State beach near the mouth of San Juan Creek. Similar packages were washed up on Poche beach, also in San Clemente, on the same day.
It has been suggested the water tight packages may have drifted across the Pacific Ocean from Mexico, propelled by winds.
State Parks Vice squad Sgt. Dairywhimple said last night that a good samaritan known only as "dingo" alerted the authorities after finding the package at San Onofre Beach.
But Detective Superintendent Peter Chalinor of San Onofre Vice, said he believed the drugs were destined for Bathroom Number Four.
“This is a substantial amount of Class A drugs that no doubt was on its way to the people who use it,” he said.
“ We have launched an operation to identify how these drugs ended up on the California Coast.
“If members of the public find any suspicious packages or parcels washed up on the shoreline they should contact police or customs officers immediately.”
The large package of cocaine was discovered At 6:00 Am Wednesday
Dairywhimple said the package, which was carefully sealed, contained smaller packages inside.
In Newport Beach nearly 30 bars of the drug were found on Thursday by marine biologists who were dolphin spotting in Cameo Cove as part of a research project.
Pete Turner, a senior detection officer for O.C.S.D.said, “the Sherriffs office continues to play a key role in the fight to stop drugs entering the US and to reduce the harm they do to our communities.
“We aim to protect society from the violence and corruption that always accompanies the trade in illegal drugs and in line with the US government’s strategy, we work with our partners at home and abroad to reduce the availability of Class A drugs on our streets.”
All the packages were last night being forensically examined.
Officers said the type of packaging and the way in which it had been wrapped could provide clues of its origin.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Police told this reporter that the arrest was the culmination of months of investigation in which the subject was observed consuming alcohol on the beach has been the focus of numerous complaints from fellow bathers.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Friendship Between Women:
A woman didn't come home one night.
The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a girlfriend's house.
The man called his wife's ten best friends.
None of them knew anything about it.
Friendship Between Men:
A man didn't come home one night.
The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a buddy's house.
The woman called her husband's ten best friends.
Eight of them confirmed that he had slept over, and the other two said he was still there.
Friday, February 08, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
(San-O Daze file photo)
Illegals Costing US Taxpayers More Than Iraq War 2-4-8
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http://tinyurl.com/zob77
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. http://www.cisorg/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens. http://www.cisorg/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare and Social Services by the American taxpayers. http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. http://transcripts..cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report. http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
12 The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States". http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml
Total cost is a whooping... $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!
Snopes is provided for doubters:
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
A glimpse into the future of Trestles for those not motived to get to the hearing tomorrow. The oil sheened water is courtesy of the TCA and Cal Trans, neither of whom have ever successfully contained or managed the pollution that runs off their roadways.
Monday, February 04, 2008
Saturday, February 02, 2008
Friday, February 01, 2008
Parade float depicting a huge pile of dead nude Holocaust victims below a dancing live performer dressed as Hitler is banned.
Associate Press story here.
When I read a story like this, I wonder who at the design committee meeting sold them on an idea like this.