“And that's exactly where we are headed right now. Every day I see posts that say something like: I ain't done nothin' wrong, so I ain't skeered. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but a false sense of security just may do us in.”
“I'm hearing from friends at the National Park Service that the NPS is facing an additional 1% reduction in its budget to help offset sequestration cuts to the Department of Defense. With the National Park Service's already shamefully low budgets, additional cuts will mean a decrease in maintenance and preservation at many parks. If the NPS can have its budgets cut to keep defense spending needlessly high, then the NSA should go directly to the head of the Sacrificial Lamb line for budget adjustments. Obviously the NSA has had way, way too much money to play with these past few years.”
“I'm sure glad I'm not feeding cows. The romance always went out of that after the first Alberta Clipper of the year roared down the east side of the Divide. From then on it was just endurance. Stay safe, Old Timer.”
OgreDaddy on Dec 8, 2013 at 17:15:38
“I worked outdoors for 31 years.
This is nothing compared to walking 8 miles through a foot of snow.”
“That's a good question. I think extensions of 26 weeks are in order when we have over 6% unemployment and I think seasonal considerations are in order. With higher rates, say 7% and above I think up to a year is appropriate, although shutting off unemployment in the winter months is like evicting people in the winter, which is illegal in my home state of Montana. I started trying to work like a man with the men when I was a boy, and I'm sure you work for your dollar, too. But I worked road construction in the Montana mountains for years, a seasonal deal with good wages when we worked. There were times, though, when those unemployment checks helped keep me going. I think most people want to work, and I support helping them when times are tough. They'll be back to doing productive work and paying taxes soon enough.”
“Park those leather-soled shoes if the rain starts to freeze. Speaking from experience with Oklahoma ice storms. Those of us wearing Cocoran jump boots at Fort Sill spent more time down than up there a couple times.”
OgreDaddy on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:06:33
“Before I retired, all crew members had to have ice cleats in their truck at all times.
If they slipped and fell on ice or snow and they were not wearing their cleats, they could be written up for a safety violation.
Pull on, light duty snow cleats are cheap compared to an emergency room visit.
Cool to keep a set in your car too.
Snowmageddon was the first year management went out and bought heavy duty snow shoes capable of supporting 250 lbs in a 5 foot drift.
Fire crews watched a house burn to the ground trying to run through 5 foot drifts over in Great Falls.
“That is exactly right. The whole Republican/Tea Party campaign in 2010 was built around their focus on job creation. But as soon as the freshmen/women got to congress did we get a raft of job creation/infrastructure spending bills? No. We got gay marriage and anti-Obama rants and ACA repeal. What an incredible total failure.”
“Tea Party logic at its finest. Apparently Senator Paul hasn't noticed that's it's winter out there. I wonder how long it will take for Senator Paul to realize that living without food and heat in the coldest months of the year can also be a disservice to America's unemployed workers.
The real fear behind Conservative thinking like this is the fear that someone, somewhere out there in our great land, just might be getting something for FREE. That there just might be a "Welfare Queen" somewhere who is gaming the system. And that's the Conservative justification for hurting millions of other folks who are temporarily down on their luck.