Thursday, October 30, 2008

Beverage of the Day

Thursday Photography

Not a great photo week, but not bad either! A brand new Red Holstein Calf
Corn and steepleI hope Bob and Iris are still married and carving their way through a happy life.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Captain Crab's Thoughts from the Road

Sarah Palin

If went to sarah palin dot com and weren't amused, LEAVE NOW!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Captain Crab's Interesting Stuff of the Day

I am a Pirate and I know stuff!

Did you know that Campbell's most popular soup brand is tomato, and that the company sells about 350 million cans each year?
Chicken Noodle is the next highest seller, and has exactly 216 noodles in each can. Although these two U.S. favorites are sold overseas, each country has its own regional favorite. For instance, Watercress and Duck-Gizzard soup is popular in China, and Cream of Chili Poblano soup is enjoyed in Mexico.
To learn more go to Campbell's Soup.

CNN Truth Squad and The Redstate Update

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Piratin' is Tough Work

Note: Senseless and silly violence is shown!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Costume Suggestions

Jackie and Dunlap have some Halloween costume ideas for all y'all:

Sarah Palin: Just Like You and Me

Poor Todd and Sarah, middle class folks. According to the Wall Street Journal:

The Palins’ assets seem enviable: a half-million-dollar home on a lake with a float-plane at the dock, two vacation retreats, commercial-fishing rights worth an estimated $50,000 or more and an income last year of at least $230,000. That compares to a median income of $64,333 for Alaskans and $50,740 for Americans in 2007,according to the Census Bureau.
Here's the rest of the story.

McCain Endorsement

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Captain Crab's Recipe of the Day

Or "How to Cook and Learn Spanish at the Same Time".

Now, wasn't that a refreshing respite from the political b.s.?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


It snowed in South Dakota today. I will not be playing miniature golf.

Halloween Anyone

For all of you who don't have a Halloween costume yet, the good people at 24/ have just what you need. Open the following link and print out your own.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Six Months Later

Six months or so ago, I took a picture of these mares and their foals. Go here to see them in May.

Republicans are Easy

Just when you think it can't get any better (or worse) someone like Sen. Michele Bachmann (R MN) comes along. 1st with her anti American witch hunt statement, now this:

Of immigrants unlawfully in the U.S., she added, “They’re bringing in disease and violence and every sort of difficulty. We need to protect ourselves against that.”

Read the article at "The Minnesota Independent".

Update: The Lady can't help it apparently. More

Today's Lesson

Today's lesson comes from "Hot for Words". It's not what you* think, so watch it!

*those of you with off color minds

For an Outsider, She Knows the Insiders

Upon being elected governor, Palin began developing relationships with
Washington insiders, who later championed the idea of putting her on the 2008
ticket. “There’s some political opportunism on her part,” Bitney said. For
years, “she’s had D.C. in mind.” He added, “She’s not interested in being on the
junior-varsity team.”
You can read the whole story at the New Yorker.

For a good chuckle:

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Two Loons

Update: Ms. Bachmann's comments may come back to haunt her. The Star-Tribune has the story.

The Week in Pictures

Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops left us this week. Listen to his great voice while looking over this week's travel pictures. Enjoy!

The Loess Hills of Iowa. A national tressure. Visit sometime.
Cruising the Little Sioux Valley.For Gwen
The Wiegert Prarie Farm
Another view
Interesting fence.
Two of PJ's Friends were eating when I returned home.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Captain Crab's Video of the Day

Bad Joke of the Day:

"Did you hear the one about the guy who said this economy was worse than going through a divorce? Yeah, because this time he lost half of everything and he still had his wife."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Palin vs. Palin

John Cleese explains:

Friday Fun

Go here to have fun.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Small Towns

If you are going to be in Iowa the 1st weekend of August, be sure to stop by Knierim. Pronounced "ca near um" (the K is very important to us).

You will find that a small town celebration of the past, present, and future is well, just plain fun. Have a good conversation, eat some great food, enjoy some games.

If you look closely you will be able to locate PJ, the H, the Crab and that homeless guy from South Dakota. We're not sure how he got to Iowa, but he was fun and had a great time.

I hope the Nadas don't get upset.

An Explanation

Some may wonder why there are pictures of old barns, farmsteads, cattle, horses and the occasional sheep* and nothing having to do with new things here in the Midwest. One picture should help you understand:

I find the above farmstead, with it's new "suburban" style home and huge grain bins, bloody boring. Why one would build a house on top of a hill (with nothing to look at but corn and soybean fields, face it to the north, and not plant any trees is beyond my imagination.

*sociologists and the H like sheep.

Credit Default Swaps

Is there anyone who reads this blog (all three of you) or anyone who just happens to land here from somewhere else in the www world who can explain to me, in terms that I can understand, what the hell a credit default swap is and how it works?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

Yesterday's Sermon (in case you were sleeping)

God, Your Reputation is on the Line Here! And I'm very depressed this happened in Iowa.

Captain Crab's Quote of the Day

"Political candidates have a choice...they can either pander to people's fears in an effort to win or speak the truth in order to lead."

Arnie Arnesen

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Seduced by the Glamour of it All

Ghost Spider

There was a spider. I took a picture. Here it is.

The reflection of the flash makes the spider rather "ghostly" doesn't it?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Week Too Early

I was hoping to have some gorgeous "fall foliage fotos" this week. But alas, I should have waited until next week. The trees are just starting to turn. However, I did take a few pictures. You'll just have to use your imagination, OK kids?
By the way, none of these pictures were taken while my vehicle was in motion.

Early Fall Foliage

You didn't think I would miss these lovely Holstein heifers, did you?

Dam on the Cedar River at Mitchell

The old water tower at New Vienna


Captain Crab's Thoughts from the Road

Before you do anything, please read the newspaper. You might have missed something important!

Captain Crab's Quote of the Day

“You know there are, there are man’s activities that can be contributed to the issues that we’re dealing with now, these impacts.”

Sarah Palin

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Repeat and Repeat and Repeat

Sen Norm Coleman, R-MN, needs to give his campaign manager, Cullen Sheehan, a raise after having to answer questions from those damn pesky reporters.

John McCain has lost it. "My fellow prisoners."

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Barns or What's Left

Travelling the back roads of Iowa and South Dakota gives me the rare opportunity to see barns that one day were their owners pride and joy. I hope you enjoy these pictures.

Forget McPalin for a While

Who took my spot?

Chillin' on a Hot Day

The Dakota Territory
What a view!

Are Sarah's Friends Our Friends?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Kathleen Parker

Sorry PJ, I have fallen in love with a conservative.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Captain Crab's Quote of the Day

"John McCain loved Palin's debate performance. Matter of fact, he applauded so much, all the lights in his home kept on going on and off."
David Letterman

Get the latest news satire and funny videos at

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Road to the White House

gos through Dave Letterman:

Captain Crab's Joke of the Day

Waiter: Would you like to try the beef tongue?

Customer: No, I do not eat anything that comes from an animal's mouth.

Waiter: Would you like an omelette instead?

The Dread Pirate Roberts

For all of you that have been wondering about the New Dread Pirate Roberts:

Friday, October 3, 2008

Post Turtle

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year old Texas rancher whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Sarah Palin and her bid to be a heartbeat away from being President .

The old rancher said, 'Well, ya know, Palin is a post turtle.'

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle.'

The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain. 'You know she didn't get up there by herself, she doesn't belong up there, she doesn't know what to do while she is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put her up there to begin with.

A Day Late, but What the Hell

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sarah's Favorite Magazine

Thanks to 23/6 for putting up a cover of Sarah's favorite magazine. Read the story here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Where Do You Get Your News?

Mudflats has an excellent piece about the re-writing of Alaska's History here.