Steam’s corner: a letter to the city clerk of Alameda CA

The city of Alameda is proposing a city wide ban on tobacco which
will include the use of e-cigarettes. The ban is quite imposing
including prohibitions in places of employment and public places.
It also includes a vaping ban at outdoor work sites, public sidewalks,
construction sites, small businesses, owner-operated
businesses open to the public, and outdoor seating areas at
restaurants and bars. Recreation areas and prohibitions in multi-
unit rental complexes are slated for the ban including balconies and

Can you imagine that? Where have our freedoms gone people?
Who are they to take our freedoms like that at the whim of a
three person council and who the hell are we to allow it?

Here is a copy of the letter I sent to the clerk of Alameda:

To who it may concern,

Just a quick note to say that I have been a non-smoker
now for 10 months because of my personal vaporizer or “e-cig”.
Banning something that is not illegal is probably not a good idea
and will probably not stand up in court. Remember, it’s
tobacco that is the bad guy here, not e-cigarettes. There is NO
tobacco in an e-cigarette. I ask you to consider this when
you make any hasty decisions that reflect on more people than
just the citizens of Alameda.

Thank you for your time,

Compton already approved this form of tyranny:


a little comparison

Let me preface this by saying, I think this country has been on the
down side of a slipery slope for a long while now and I don’t trust
Democrats or Republicans at all. They are, in my opinon, all liars.
I believe that this country needs to read and live by the constitution,
period. With that being said, and by no means am I saying that Bush
was the end all be all of presidents, tell me what you think of this.


If George W. Bush had doubled the national debt,
which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate,
in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt
again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had criticized a state law that he admitted he never
even read, would you think that he is just an ignorant hot head?

If George W. Bush joined the country of Mexico and sued a state in the
United States to force that state to continue to allow illegal immigration,
would you question his patriotism and wonder who’s side he was on?

If George Bush had pronounced the Marine “Corps” like Marine “Corpse”
over and over again in a speech to the Marine Corps would you think
him an idiot?

If George W. Bush had put 87,000 workers out of work
by arbitrarily placing a moratorium on offshore oil drilling
on companies that have one of the best safety records
of any industry just because one company had an accident would you
have agreed?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a
TelePrompTer installed to be able to get through a press conference,
would you have laughed and said this is more proof
of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled
by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of
TAXPAYER money to take Laura Bush to a play in New York City,
would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan’s holdings
of GM stock by 90%and given the unions a majority stake in GM,
would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense
of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given England’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown,
a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVD s,
when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful
and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England
an iPod containing videos of his speeches,
would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia,
would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent
“Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers
with people who cannot seem to keep current
on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states
in the United States, would you have said that he is clueless.

If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark
to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him,
would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to “Cinco de Cuatro”
in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo),
and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word “advice”
would you have hammered him for it for years
like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel
to go plant a single tree on Earth Day,
would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okay-ed Air Force One
flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter
in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic,
would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims
throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless
than in New Orleans, would you want it made into a
major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars
who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate
on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO
of a major corporation, even though he had
no constitutional authority to do so,
would you have approved?

If the Prime Minister of America’s strongest ally, had taken George W
Bush to task, for his irresponsible declaration that his country give up
the land, that helps ensure his nations’ security from the many
surrounding enemy nations, who seek his nation’s destruction, would
you have called him an arrogant buffoon?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant
and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He did all of
this in his first 28 months—so you’ll have twenty months to come
up with an answer.

Every statement in this email is factual and
directly attributable to Barrack Hussein Obama.
Every bumble is a matter of record and completely verifiable.

via kq6zz


very sexy hamsexy

If you are a ham and your car looks like this one, you are definetly
Hamsexy among other things.

I too have to laugh at some of these hams who’s cars look like a
porcupine rolling down the road. If the car is parked and you have
a chance to look inside, whoaa, look out! It is usually a rolling trash
can and loaded with way too many radios with their microphones
laying about all over the place. I’d hate to get a whiff of the air inside!

I personally find hillarious but apparently there
are a lot of hams that don’t. Just read the comments. LOL.

Here is a very small excerpt from K1BOS’s Hamsexy website.

Face it – Ham Radio will be all but gone in
a lot shorter time than all of us realize.
If you want to find out the culprit, it isn’t
Echolink or BPL or Riley or even Barack
Obama – it’s YOU, you smelly, fat, old piece
of shit. YOU.

via kc6flg


just wondering…

Listen to this chick’s story when she refused a full body scan at the
airport. Now I’m just wondering if anyone else is getting a little
weirded out at our country and what I consider to be Gestapo
tactics being performed at our airports now? I mean really, WTF is
up with this psycological abuse and mental conditioning? Not to
mention the pervert tactics of the full grope frisk and the e-porno
scans. For all anyone knows your naked picture could be ending up
on some x-rated website.

I think it is legalized criminal behavior. Lets face it, these TSA agents
are in essence doing something that anyone else outside of a bording
pass line would be arrested and prosecuted for. I mean really, cops
don’t even grab your woody or ta ta’s when you get arrested. Why
are these TSA agents allowed to do this? They say it is for the greater
good. Yeah, uh-huh, doesn’t this sound like a line out of the communist
playbook? Wake up!

Now bording flight 932 to Boston, get in line for your legalized sexual
assault. And to keep any shred of dignity you may still have left, you
better keep your mouth shut or you will be made an example of. Now
enjoy your flight.


It was brought to my attention by a friend that this story
isn’t exactly accurate as shown on the video. Let’s just say
that the truth was streached quite a bit by the chick. You
can read about it here:

Thanks Rob,