Saturday, April 25, 2009
Below is the text that accompanied this photo in an email I received. I'd love to cross this puppy in the Charger! (Click above image to see the whole bridge).
"The Millau Viaduct is part of the new E11 expressway connecting Paris and Barcelona and features the highest bridge piers ever constructed. The tallest is 240 meters (787 feet) high and the overall height is an impressive 336 meters †(1102 feet), making this the highest bridge in the world. It's taller than the Eiffel Tower.
Interestingly, the Millau Viaduct is not straight. Why? It's because a straight road could induce a floating sensation as you drive across it. So, a slight curve remedies that feeling.
The curve is 20km in range. Moreover, the road has a light incline of 3% to improve the visibility and reassure the driver.
An amazing engineering feat!"
Note- I will add a link to a better picture later./done 4/26/09
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Say whatever you want about Bush, but you cannot deny that he kept America safe. Now the puppet wants to dismantle this safety net, it seems.
From USA Today:
"President Obama on Tuesday opened the possibility of prosecution for Bush-era lawyers who authorized brutal interrogation of terror suspects and suggested Congress might order a full investigation."
This is nothing less than a coup d'état from the left. How else to describe the plan to conduct a Stalinistic purge of your ideological enemies? The Big Left elects Obama, who follows their instructions and then changes the rules of engagement which, in liberal minds, allows past tense prosecution. As in Orwell predicted in 1984, the left now re-writes history and the rules and then conducts their thought-crime hunts.
"Less than a week after declaring it was time for the nation to move on rather than "laying blame for the past," Obama found himself describing what might be done next to investigate what he called the loss of "our moral bearings." "
Once again his words prove that Obama is a puppet of the left. They yanked his chain, and he obeyed. The part about loss of moral bearings is both ironic and typical left wing arrogance. Ironic because the left sees its job as the dismantling of every norm and custom that deals with civility, common sense, and responsibility. Moral bearings? The left has destroyed them.
It's arrogant because this no-record, "Present" voting, conniving, speech-reader, the best person the left could find, has the temerity and the gall to lecture his fellow citizens about moral bearings. What a joke!
Obama is the one who befriended and worked for a terrorist bomber who killed people in the 60's and never went to jail for it (Ayers). Obama is the one who followed a racist minister for 20 years and then bull-shitted us that he never really heard the guy's sermons (Wright). Obama is the one who did business with a convicted felon (Rezko).
What a fine, moral man, this Obama!
So the left, via their proxy Obama, is again going to attack and weaken the intelligence service. Just like they did during Clinton's era. You know, the one that gave us Bin Laden and his murderous army of savages.
God help us freedom lovers. Our enemies and all THEIR spies are laughing at Obama even as they shake his hand. They can't believe their luck.
From USA Today
Update, April 22/09:
USA Today seems to have changed the page that the above link follows. The story is the same but there is a new picture from yesterday and new information. This is copy and paste from USA Today just now:
Do we need more proof of a loose cannon on the deck of the USS Obama?
Thursday, April 9, 2009
These photos are from our visit to Vimy in 2006, during the restoration of the monument for 2007, the 90th anniversary. We didn't see the actual monument this day, but our emotions were tested just the same.