Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Flood Update

This thing is going to last a long time...

As of 4:30 PM Tuesday, here is the Garrison release schedule.

Planned releases are subject to change based on changing reservoir and river conditions:

Wednesday AM - 92,500 cfs
Wednesday PM - 100,000 cfs
Note: Controlled Spillway Releases Start Wed.

Thursday AM - 105,000 cfs
Thursday PM - 110,000 cfs

Friday - 115,000 CFS

Saturday Hold At 115,000

Mid June, going to 150,000 cfs

At 150,000 cfs the river stage at Bismarck is forecast to be at 20.6 feet, or 4.69` higher than it is right now. Plan for a 1 foot buffer on all dikes according to officials.

They say they will have to use the spillway gates to release all this water, but it WILL be controlled. The spillway has never been used since the dam opened back in the 1950s.

And our friends up north in Minot are having trouble too.

Tuesday's Tune

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Pause From The Flood

It is still Memorial Day...

I have been busy, but I won't ever forget.

More Flooding

It may or may not be of interest to some...
I am not trying to compare other disasters, the folks in Joplin had very little warning of the nightmare that occurred there. The folks in Fargo go through this every year...It happened on the Mississippi earlier.
Bismarck to my knowledge has not seen this since 1952, the year before the Garrison Dam was finished.
This water level is at 80,000 cfs coming out of the dam, 150,000 cfs is a shocking number to me.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Trying To Beat The Odds

A few pictures of how high we are being told the water will be in the next few days( in the daughter and son in laws neighborhood) according to the Army Core of Engineers. I will have more later, I am whipped...

Some have already lost the battle and the big releases from the Garrison dam don't start until 

Current release is 80,000 cfs
Monday May 30th 85,000 cfs
Wednesday June 1st 105,000 cfs
Thursday June 2nd 120,000 cfs and hold at this rate for about a week.

150,000 cfs is expected to happen at an un-announced date.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Going Sandbagging (Updated)

Some folks need help.
This is what is headed this way...

Be back later.
Big flood headed this way, that clip does not do justice to what is headed here. The corp of engineers say they need to double the release of that dam and will open those spillway gates for the first time since the dam was built. Many homes are going under. I will try to post some picture tomorrow.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Nite Tart

Tamara Witmer is this weeks lovely TNT...

Rule 5

100 Year Flood Hits Home

Above average snowpack in Montana and heavy rains in the western part of the state have caused a problem in Bismarck N.D.

For those keeping score, I live in Bismarck.

My home is safe, but daughter and son and law(and the 2 grand kids) live right off the river and no doubt will be evacuated (not their house pictured). 
The big Lake Sakakawea was running so low 4 years ago new access had to be built for boating. At the time it was said it would take 20 years of above average snow and rain to fill it back up. In just 3 years the lake is just shy of going over the top of Garrison Dam.
To my knowledge the Missouri river has never flooded in Bismarck(with the exception of an ice jam problem 2 years ago) since the Garrison Dam was built in 1953...

Lowest Of The Low?

Special ed is sorry...

I guess ripping Cheney's heart out was nothing....

If MSNBC had any credibility they would send special ed packing, but they have no credibility...Look at their people.

Yea Olberdouch is gone but....

European Wind Takes Its Toll


Poorly placed plant?

We Are Not Just Sitting Around Waiting For Gas Prices To Come Down

Government burns up fuel delivering fuel economy stickers...

Its gone beyond irony with these jellyheads. They are so far removed from reality its laughable.

When I see someone from Government practice what they preach I might make some changes. Until then, not so much.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Picture Of The Day

Proud of her husbands country...

Special Ed

President Obama is going to be visiting Joplin, Mo., on Sunday but you know what they’re talking about, like this right-wing slut, what’s her name?, Laura Ingraham? Yeah, she’s a talk slut. You see, she was, back in the day, praising President Reagan when he was drinking a beer overseas. But now that Obama’s doing it, they’re working him over.

I won't be holding my breath for any apologies, from special ed or what ever radio show airs this idiot rat bastard...

Tip "O" the Irish hat to R.S. McCain.

Midweek Rule 5 Break

Eva Longoria can make any week better...

Rule 5


Labor market improves.

Uh, with a catch... 
But there’s a catch. The quality of the jobs the U.S. is creating right now in terms of pay, benefits, hours, and skills leaves a lot to be desired. The problem is not only the depth of the recession and the sluggishness of the recovery. It also reflects the changing structure of the U.S. economy, as more manufacturing operations shift to overseas locations, while service businesses, which often pay much less, take a more dominant role in job creation.
The tax code in this country encourages companies to manufacture overseas, couple that with overpaid union wages and we have a McDonald's economy. Not to disparage Mickey D's, I personally  dine there on occasion, but those jobs are not meant to sustain a economy.

Barry and his crew will see to it nothing changes...
Keep the folks down, dumb and on the dole you know.

Quick Hands

Quick hands from FLOTUS saved what could easily have been a international incident....

I am guessing some outlawed interrogation tool might have been exposed...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


A product of HIS making....

Tax Cheats Get Stimulus?

Not to worry, it was only 3,700 of them...

The Government Accountability Office, in a report being released Tuesday, said at least 3,700 government contractors and nonprofit organizations that received more than $24 billion from the stimulus effort owed $757 million in back taxes as of Sept. 30, 2009, the end of the budget year.
Obama's stash...

Tuesday's Tune

A twofer Tuesday!

Monday, May 23, 2011

How To Grow Your Congregation

This Pastor knows...

“It’s not about the Baptists, not about the Catholics alone, or the Lutherans, or the Evangelicals, or any other denomination, but rather the head of the denomination, and his name is Jesus, as every president up until 2008 has acknowledged,” Dean said. “And we pray it in Jesus’ name.”

The "Beast" Gets Stuck

A great comment from Sparticus @ Say Anything.
Ironically, Michelle and the Limo share the same nickname!

Michelle will ride up front the rest of the trip...

More Proof Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder

Code Pink leads the way....

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Picture Of The Day

From another Genius.

Top Referrers This Week

Top(ten dozen) to bottom.....

The Other McCain... Rule 5
Adrienne's Corner
Astute Bloggers
Say Anything
POH Diaries
Proof Positive
Maggies Notebook
Eye Of Polyphemus
The Classic Liberal
Sentry Journal
Conservative Hideout 2.0

Its a treat to be mentioned or have a viewer bumped here from such great blogs as you all have...Thank you all!

"Gotcha" Gregory Didn't Get Ryan

Gregory had his ass handed to him.

"I don't consult polls to tell me what my principles are or what our policies should be. Leaders change the polls"


Liberals lie. Its what liberals do...

I think it’s a concerted effort to scare the public and, you know, say that if we don’t increase the debt ceiling it’s going to be Armageddon. It won’t be Armageddon. What’ll end up happening is we’re going to have to actually live within our means.
Live within our means? WTF?
H/T Verum Serum.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Raising Cain

Until someone else suits up who changes my mind, Herman Cain is my favorite...

Herman makes it official.
(Stockbridge, GA) — Business executive and conservative leader Herman Cain announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination today at a large public rally at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia.
“After prayerful consideration with my family and closest friends, I have decided to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States,” Cain said. “I look forward to continuing my travels across the country, engaging in discussions with the American people about the concerns facing our nation and sharing my ‘common sense solutions’ with them.”
West? Yes, but he isn't running. Bachmann? Maybe, I like her a lot. Palin? I think she will be the kingmaker rather than run, but I like her too!
I don't care what Charles says.

More Lies From The Liar In Chief

What a difference two months makes....

Big H/T to Theblogprof.

Still Here

Some of us still have some growing up to do...

I am still here thank God.
Any one else? Or did I get left behind?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Netanyahu Rejects Barry's "Illusion"

Living in a world of illusion....

"Peace based on illusions will crash eventually on the rocks of Middle East reality,"

Friday Nite Funnies

Barry And His Israel Problem

71% say peace deal must include Israels right to exist...
The Palestinians and Hamas will never agree to that and Barry knows it.
Barry wants to bribe the enemy with all of the Christian and Jewish holy sites.

No other President in history has been so cozy with Hamas....
I stand with Israel.

Friday Nite Funnies(morning edition)

Critical Media? Democrat Wants It Banned

I think this is done now, IN COMMUNIST COUNTRIES!


Bill Clinton thinks the Government should monitor decide what the facts are too...

Good grief.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Lesson In Honesty

Good for them...

"You can't make plans for money like this that's found in a situation like this," Ferrin said. "It just doesn't feel right to do anything but give it back."
I do know this, in today's "entitled to everything" country  not many would have been this honest.

Thursday Nite Tart

Its night time somewhere....TNT welcomes Candice Romo er Crawford this week.

Romo has to stay in shape somehow....
Rule 5

A Well Oiled Machine

Patting down infants was not enough?

Picture from Sad Hill News
With their guns drawn, police surrounded a man who reportedly was trying to get through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a bomb in a carry-on bag.
It was a drill, but the trouble was no one had told the cops, who thought it was real.
Keeping us safe on a daily basis...

Wrap Up Loose Ends

World ends Saturday?

I am going to work, then to see the grand kids....


How much stimulus money went to this?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Stop This Man

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has scheduled a vote on Goodwin Liu’s nomination tomorrow. Despite other clips of Mr. Liu seeming to advocate for working at the community level to right the wrongs of slavery, this clip displays a very specific idea that something must be given up “to make things right” including “giv(ing) up money” or else “the reconciliation can’t fully occur.”
A butt load of cash will make it right though...
The man should not get a vote.

Midweek Rule 5 Break

Kristin Cavallari might help me feel better...

Rule 5

I have Nothing(but the flu from hell)

Maybe something later maybe not...

Monday, May 16, 2011


lounging with the creature did not help.

Newt is a beltway insider who thinks staying in the good graces of the MSM is how to win a election. The cocktail crowd.
His appearance on meet the depressed is a fine example.
Sure Newt butchered our own, its what rino's do. We have come to expect no less. Scozzafava anyone?
But what we conservatives hate as much if not more than a liberal democRAT is the MSM! We despise the old media.
Did he not see what won Nov. 2, 2010?
Now he is the laughing stock of conservatives everywhere because he missed that message.

The End Of The World

No wait...

Life still goes on.
Geithner is a flat out liar, just like his boss!