Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lovely Weather, Empty Head

Haven't a thing to blog about, really. Or at least no one big thing.

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I went to see Mom last night and she looked and acted hugely better, very much her old self. One of her meds seems to have been most of the trouble; recovering from heart surgery is tough enough already without that! Looks like she'll be in hospital for a day or two, then back to rehab and able to really rehabilitate this time!

Tam drove, with her new GPS navagating. Or nagging, with Tam telling it to give proper directions or shut up. (It was occasionally determined to make her drive directly away from our destination and kept calling for a 180 on the freeway.)

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The TV is still milking the Tucson outrage for sobs, concentrating on victims relatives who will parrot the "guns're baaaad" meme. --Yes, so bad that they'd give anything for there to had been a policeman, security guard or other armed, skilled individual on the scene from the get-go; the only problem these ninnies have is that they don't trust their fellow-citizens to go armed unless they are creatures of the State -- or least wearing a spiffy uniform.

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Locally, it appears a fellow out to steal copper tried to steal a live power drop about 3:30 this morning. I guess if I was truly soft-hearted I'd feel bad for him but sheesh: say Hi to Mr. Darwin for me! Bonus: most power drops (at least around here) use aluminum wire.

One of the local FMs went off the air on a hot afternoon last summer and when staffers arrived at the site, all of the air-conditioner plumbing had been hacked out and stolen. Meanwhile, the fat, plastic-jacketed Heliax copper coax, 3" or 4" OD? Intact! Almost a pity, as there are a number of ways to check out trying to steal that stuff, none of them nice.

9 comments:

ViolentIndifference said...

I'm very glad to hear that your mom is doing well.

Nathan said...

Glad Mom X is recovering.

I wish somebody would come steal my air conditioning condensing unit so I could get it replaced on insurance. It died on the last day of the cooling season last fall.

Which reminds me -- will you email me the name of the HVAC guy you use? I like family-owned businesses and would like to see if I can throw him a job.

Phssthpok said...

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them. Moshe Ben-David

Jim said...

"He lost his job and didn't have nothing, found out he had a baby on the way. He was trying to provide like any other...father would have done," said Penny McGowan, the victim's aunt.

Where ... may be taken as either "thieving" or "fatally foolish."

I'm glad your mom is going better!

Jim

Hat Trick said...

Glad to hear that Mom X is doing well.

Nathan - You too huh. Problem is mine is on the side of the house facing the most heavily traveled street in my neighborhood. It'll take some real balls for someone to try to take it.

Roberta X said...

Nathan, I'll put it right out here: Butler M-K. I have had nothing but positive experiences with them.

ViolentIndifference said...

Rx: Read your email or have Tam read hers, please.

Montie said...

Hat Trick,
It could happen. One of my guys recently took a copper theft report in which three commercial A/C units were dismantled in place alongside a busy thoroughfare, just after dark. It was unreported until the occupants discovered the loss the next day.

Ian Argent said...

For all that the aunt was quoted as saying the dead father was trying to provide for his family, she was also quoted as saying:

"He had his whole life and now we don't have him and his new baby don't even know his dad and will never. Stop and think before you do it. There's other resources. Somewhere, somehow find it. Don't lose your life over it," said McGowan.