I’ve caught a bug

When we last camped on Brett and Sharee’s property on the banks of Meadowbank Lake I must have swallowed some bug. I’ve gone and bought a little inflatable, a transom mount, and now a Watersnake Asp 24ld electric outboard. Thankfully Rays Outdoors had a 20%-off sale this weekend, so add my loyalty discount, the $200 little buzz-buzz turned into a $146 little buzz-buzz.

Big thanks, Sal, for picking up the little buzzer. You are officially a fishing widow now. I just hope the bottom of the blow-up doesn’t have ‘fish piss off’ invisibly printed on it!

Roll on 6-8 May!

UPDATE: I’ll post a review of the little buzzer, and the Seahawk 2 inflatable, after/during next weekend.

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Monitor and keyboard, meet beer

Tim Blair, don’t ever change.

I’ve just read Tim Blair’s blog post on how the Australian Greens Socialist Labor Party can rebrand itself. His humor really does add an extra depth to the article.

Anyway, go and have a read. The bit on the AGSLP pissing money against the wall with grants to wave power company Oceanlinx is gold.

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Shivs are out

I’ve been wandering around the interwebs and I thought I’d check up on what the blogsphere is saying about Gaia-guru James Lovelock.

I did a Borg/Google search on blogs just for ‘James Lovelock’. Surprisingly, realist blogs came up on the first page. But, by the second page, some obscure scaremonger blogs started to appear, and it was a case of ‘knife, meet back’. Judith Curry all over again.

Here’s my surprised look.

I’ll do the search again tomorrow, when more of the warming-crowd have picked their jaws up from their keyboards.

Fair dinkum, the warmenistas would eat their own young if they proved to be heretics to this loony religion.

UPDATE 27/04/2012: It looks like the AGW alarmists are quiet on Mr Lovelock. I wonder why? Is he someone they can’t ‘Gillard’ so easily? Looks like it.

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ANZAC Day, 25 April, 2012

For The Fallen

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

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The bell tolls

The numpty who postulated the Gaia theory, James Lovelock, has come out and basically said ‘Oops. My bad’.

There’s various blog sources out there, but MSNBC has it.

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I love it when a plan comes together

Now I’m not a fan of the Anthropogenic Global Warming Scare(tm). Well, I’ll let my Categories speak for themselves.

‘Our’ ABC will be airing a program called ‘I can change your mind about… Climate’ this coming Thursday, 26 April. As part of the program they’ve been taking a survey, and let’s just say that the results are ‘alarming’.

Czech blogger LuboŇ° Motl Pilsen has a gloating post up on it here.

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Feel the serenity…

Not since the Bathurst 1000 last year had Sal and I used our camper trailer, until the week before Easter that is. Sharee and Brett are great, letting us use a little patch of grass on their farm, right next to Meadowbank Lake. Obligatory pics.

One fine morning…

The camper…

That water was like glass, which is why I’ve gone and bought a little inflatable! It’s just a toy, but will do the job put-putting around on the lake.

Pics of the little beast later on when I get home.

UPDATE: I really like that first pic, so a cropped version of it is now my header.

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