Friday, April 10, 2015

Firetruck Friday

Not a firetruck, but I thought you would appreciate this nonetheless.  This, I believe, is a 1971 Ford 500 Maryland State Police car.  Note that this was the olive and black color scheme that the Maryland State Police ended, but then returned to later.

I took this picture at the 2007 4th of July Parade in Kingsville, Maryland.



Monday, April 06, 2015

Hiking - Liberty Dam

This is mostly a picture post.  I've lived in Carroll County almost 16 years and this was the first time I've ever been to Liberty Dam.

As you can see here, the government is going a great job of protecting us from the environment.


This is the reservoir behind the 160' dam.  The water was barely trickling over the dam, but that's a million times more water than all of California has.  Way to go, L.A.!


Here is the dam from the front.  I would have had to hike for miles to get down to the bottom.  There were people down there.  Maybe I'll do that on another day.  Technically this is the Baltimore County side of the dam and the other side is Carroll County.


Friday, April 03, 2015

Firetruck Friday

Here's a gem that I forgot I had.  It's a 1963 Mack from Baltimore City.  Note that the cab is open in the back.  That must have sucked when they were working on a fire on a cold wet January day.  Where did they get warm?

The more I look at this picture, the more I love it!



Thursday, April 02, 2015

Throwback Thursday in Eldersburg

Remember the Verizon Store in Peddler's Square?  It is now a Liberty Tax store.  At the time we had 2 Verizon stores in Eldersburg.  Probably more than we need.  If you take a good look, this is also an example of Jackass Parking.  See the white Ford Explorer occupying 2 parking spots.



Wednesday, April 01, 2015

March - A Month in Review

There's an old expression that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.  In Congress, a lion showed up, but a bunch of chickens ran around and acted like a bunch of jackasses.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech to the Congress, but only because President Obama (a lion, a chicken, or a jackass?) refused to see him at the White House.  Cowards such as Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards shamefully boycotted the speech.  Apparently, the spineless left believes that soft negotiating with Iran over nuclear weapons is a better approach than the hammer approach, which will allow the survival of Isreal.

University of California Irvine students decided that they no longer want to be Americans, but rather communists from a repressive country like Russia and China.  They showed their unity when they supported a ban on the United States flag in the lobby of public buildings because it might make illegal aliens feel bad.  In unrelated news, Pampers announced that they will be marketing adult-sized diapers and will target Irvine, California as a test market.

French reality television began filming a new show in Argentina that involves throwing Olympians from a helicopter and then crashing the helicopter.  To their surprise, they all died, and the show was quietly cancelled.

Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards announced her candidacy for the seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Mikulski.  Her campaign logo included the Virginia portion of the Delmarva peninsula leading to speculation that by the grace of God Almighty, Maryland and her allies from Delaware plan to attack and rightly conquer this portion of the King's Dominion.

A German discount airline crashed into the Alps after the copilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit and intentionally crashing the plane.  This proves once again that terrorists should not be left alone in the cockpit of an airplane.

Washington, D.C. Congresswoman proves time and time again why she is an arrogant senile piece of shit.  This home video catches her scraping another car and she wantonly parks in a diagonal parking spot in wrong direction.


In the NCAA tournament, West Virginia head Coach Bob Huggin's daughters sent out racist and bigoted messages over Twitter about Maryland players, calling one a rapist.  I guess what they say about people in West Virginia is true, guh-huck.  Well, Karma is a bitch and she doesn't like rednecks like Jenna Leigh Huggins.  Kentucky DESTROYED West Virginia in the Sweet 16 78-39.  Blahahahahaha!!!!

Legendary 98 Rock personality Sarah Fleisher announced her retirement.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has been on the air at 98 Rock since its inception.  You'll recognize her by her raspy smokers' voice.  We wish her a happy retirement.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Firetruck Friday

Baltimore County Fire Department Fullerton Station, Truck 8 Aerial Ladder.  This picture was taken at the 2006 4th of July Parade in Kingsville, Maryland.  I couldn't get much (any?) information on the truck as they don't have a website with apparatus descriptions.

On a side note, this is also the parade where I first got to meet Maryland Governor Bob Ehrlich and his lovely wife Kendel.


Obama Wants to End the Use of the Redskins?

Best Driving Advise EVER!

You know the idiots that think they must be in the fast lane at all times.  Heck, you may be one of those idiots!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eldersburg Throwback Thursday

Remember S&N Katz Jewelers in the Carrolltown Mall?  Obviously this picture was taken after they had closed.  I got into the mall while it was being demolished, with permission, of course.

I sure am glad the mall is being replaced with a Super Wal-Mart.  Which font is the sarcasm font?


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