Tuesday, December 13, 2011


I have some invites to Schemer if anyone wants an invite.  I only have 20.  Let me know!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

When Your Hut's on Fire

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, 'God! How could you do this to me?'

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! 'How did you know I was here?' asked the weary man of his rescuers. 'We saw your smoke signal,' they replied.

The Moral of This Story: It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering.

Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground.
((It just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God!))

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Separation of Church and State

Constitution Bill of Rights Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Constitution does not say Separation of Church and State, nor does the 1st amendment.  The term was first used by Jefferson in 1802 in a letter to the Danbury Baptist Association.  "whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State." http://www.loc.gov/loc/lcib/9806/danpre.html

With that established, we have the freedom of religion but the government cannot establish a religion.  Separation of church and state represents the wall built between government and religion.  Many will quote something from the constitution without researching what it actually says.  Our government leaders have misquoted the constitution.  Many people also confuse faith with religion.  Faith is the belief where Religion is the worship.  A church is a body of people coming together to share their worship.  The building they meet in just happens to be called a church.

My intention is not to offend, but to inform.  If I was wrong about something, I would want someone to set me straight on my error.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New Pledge of Allegiance

"New Pledge of Allegiance" 
Now I sit me down in school  
Where praying is against the rule  
For this great nation under God  
Finds mention of Him very odd.  
  If scripture now the class recites,  
It violates the Bill of Rights.  
And anytime my head I bow  
Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green,  
That's no offense; it's a freedom scene..  
The law is specific, the law is precise.  
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.  
  For praying in a public hall  
Might offend someone with no faith at all..  
In silence alone we must meditate,  
God's name is prohibited by the state.  
  We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,  
And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks...  
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.  
To quote the Good Book makes me liable. 
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,  
And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.  
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong,  
We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong..  
  We can get our condoms and birth controls,  
Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles..  
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,  
No word of God must reach this crowd.  
  It's scary here I must confess,  
When chaos reigns the school's a mess.  
So, Lord, this silent plea I make:  
Should I be shot; My soul please take!  

Thursday, June 2, 2011

HOOAH Eddie Peoples!!

I woud like to see the guy after he got slammed to into the pavement!!

From http://www.newsmanatee.com/pages/local.html

SARASOTA COUNTY, Florida [NMT] -- Sheriff Tom Knight today presented a Certificate of Recognition to United States Army Staff Sergeant Eddie Peoples for disarming and subduing the man who robbed the Bank of America, 3600 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

Above, Sheriff Tom Knight and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples

Peoples was in the bank with his four- and six-year-old sons when an armed man threatened customers and tellers and demanded cash. As the suspect left the bank, Peoples followed him outside and blocked the getaway vehicle with his van. The suspect pointed his weapon at Peoples, who quickly took the weapon away and put the man on the ground. The weapon turned out to be an authentic-looking replica of a handgun.

Peoples, who has been deployed on multiple occasions to Iraq and Kuwait, is currently stationed in Vicenza, Italy. He and his wife Abra had just arrived in the Sarasota area on Monday with their children to visit family.

At today’s ceremony, Sheriff Knight said, “Due to the willingness of Staff Sgt. Eddie Peoples to react immediately while disregarding his own safety, the perpetrator was apprehended before he could victimize anyone else.”

The bank robber, 34-year-old Matthew Rogers, is being held in the Sarasota County Jail without bond charged with Armed Robbery and Attempted Armed Carjacking.

From http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43249972/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

SARASOTA, Fla. — An Army staff sergeant home on leave in southwest Florida chased down a suspected bank robber and held him until authorities arrived.

Eddie Peoples was at a Bank of America branch in Sarasota with his two young sons Tuesday when a man walked in with a handgun and demanded cash from the tellers, officials said.

Peoples told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune he sprang into action after the man, identified as 34-year-old Matthew Rogers, threatened his sons.

"The only thing that went through my mind was, 'Don't let them get hurt,'" Peoples told the paper.

Rogers went to each of the four bank tellers at the branch and instructed them to put money in a recycled grocery bag, and told them to leave out dye packs or any other trackers, according to the Herald-Tribune.

He waved his gun toward Peoples, who is black, and warned that "the big black guy" shouldn't try to stop him. Before fleeing the bank, he pointed the gun at Peoples' kids, Ikaika and Kioni. "The kid will get it" if anyone messed with him, Rogers said, according to the Herald-Tribune.

"I could not let that pass," Peoples said.
As the robber tried to make a getaway, Peoples left his sons inside the bank and ran to his rented van, which he used to block Rogers' car in the parking lot. Rogers drove his Honda into the van, trying to bust through it. When that didn't work, he got out and pointed his gun at Peoples, who twisted the man's arm, stripped away the gun and slammed him to the ground.

"I've been through five deployments. I've fought the Muqtada militia, everybody you can think of, so weapons getting pointed at me, it doesn't really bother me anymore," Peoples told FOX News in Tampa Bay. "I took the weapon away from him and put him on the ground and the rest was history."

Sarasota Sheriff's deputies arrived and arrested Rogers, who is charged with armed robbery. The gun turned out to be a realistic toy.

"Every time I get deployed, I always tell my children I'm going to fight the bad men. When I walked back in the bank, my oldest boy said 'did you get the bad men?' and I said 'Yep, I got the bad men' and everyone applauded," Peoples told FOX.

'Piece of cake,' soldier says
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight presented Peoples with a certificate of recognition at a press conference on Wednesday.

The sergeant is home on leave because his father-in-law is ill, reported the Herald-Tribune. He will return to work later this month.

Compared to being in a war zone in the Middle East, thwarting the bank robber was "a piece of cake," Peoples said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Facebook Rant

People don't realize that Facebook can be used against them.  Anything on Facebook is in a public domain and can be used in background checks, trials, criminal investigations, etc.  Just type facebook rant in a search engine and you'll get examples.

  • A guardsman was banned from the royal wedding parade after ranting about bride-to-be Kate Middleton, Pakistanis and Jews on Facebook
  • A Connecticut woman who was fired after she posted disparaging remarks about her boss on Facebook
  • Clint McCance, a school board member in Arkansas, resigns after posting 'hateful' comments about gays on Facebook
  • A North Carolina waitress learned about the dangers of social networking the hard way when she lost her job after griping on Facebook

Life is too short to waste your time posting negativity.  Why not do something positive about your gripe?  If you have a problem with someone, go to that person and tell them how you feel.  It's possible they don't realize what they are doing. If you have a problem with your job, try a different approach. Talk to your friends face to face about your issues.  If they are a true friend, they will be honest with you and help you.

Life is full of choices.  You are where you are because of choices you have made in the past.  Only you can decide what future choices you make and how that will affect your future.

When spite affects the innocent.


"Comedian Jerry Seinfeld pulled out of an event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because Trump’s son, Eric, was hosting the event."
When adults are making a political statement, sometimes the innocent get caught in the fall out.  The plight of the kids at St Jude's far outweighs any political agenda.  An adult would put others needs above theirs. 
What does this teach the next generation?  They watch what the famous do and if no one speaks up about it, then they will think it's ok. 
I'm sure my decision to no longer watch Seinfeld will make an impact, but it matters to me.  If you can't be an adult, then you no longer have my support.
Hard to believe that Brett Micheal's was more adult about this than Jerry Seinfeld was.  I agree with what Brett had to say.  I don't approve of his lifestyle, but that wouldn't stop me form working with him on a charity.  That would be the open door/window to speak with him about other choices in life.
Ever notice how spite and bite you in the butt? You do something to someone else and it back fires?  Spite isn't worth the effort.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Confederate flag


This really upsets me that the NAACP can push their agenda when someone is honoring the past.  If we cant honor the past then why not do away with Black History Month?  What about having an English History Month or Irish History Month?  Are blacks so special because they are black?  Dont other races have just as much value?  Very few people in America are of pure blood.  I am American of Irish, English, Dutch, French, and Cherokee descent.  I could understand more if this was something they personally experienced, but this was at least 3 generations ago if not more.  My ancestors were part the royal family, but I dont go around demanding royal treatment.  This is reverse racism.  I see it every day.  My race is human and I live in America.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

How to Recognize God's Voice - The Second Test

Posted by Rick Warren

“In your lives you must think and act like Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 (NCV)
God’s number one purpose in your life is to make you like Jesus. He is the standard for your life in how you think, act, feel and speak. That’s why the second test to determining whether an impression is from God or not is to ask this question: “Does it make me more like Christ?”
God is never going to tell you something in your mind that would cause you to do something that’s un-Christlike. If it is not like Jesus, believe me, you didn’t get the idea from God.
What is Jesus like? James 3:14-17 gives us some specifics that are a good measure for testing an idea: “If you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition … such ‘wisdom’ is of the devil. The wisdom that comes from God is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, impartial and sincere” (NIV).
First of all, this passage tells us two things God’s wisdom is not. It will not be motivated by bitter envy or selfish ambition.
These verses instead give seven things to test if an idea that comes into your mind is from God:
  • Is it pure? If any thought is impure, God didn’t give it to you.
  • Is it peace-loving? If the idea is from God, it will promote harmony and reconciliation, not conflict.
  • Is it considerate? Any idea that would hurt or harm someone, even though it may benefit you, is not from God because he cares about the effect it might have on others.
  • Is it submissive? If you get an idea from God, you must be open to having it tested by other people, asking them what they think about it. If you are hesitant and don’t feel like letting other people test the idea, then it didn’t come from God because it isn’t leading you to submit to others’ feedback.
  • Is it full of mercy? An impression from God will make you more gracious and forgiving. It won’t make you judgmental or critical.
  • Is it impartial and sincere? When you get an idea that’s from God, you don’t use it to manipulate people to get your own way.
Any idea that encourages these seven qualities in your life is an idea that will make you more like Christ.


A seminary professor was vacationing with his wife in Gatlinburg , TN. One morning, they were eating breakfast at a little restaurant, hoping to enjoy a quiet, family meal. While they were waiting for their food, they noticed a distinguished looking, white-haired man moving from table to table, visiting with the guests. The professor leaned over and whispered to his wife, 'I hope he doesn't come over here.' But sure enough, the man did come over to their table.

'Where are you folks from?' he asked in a friendly voice.
' Oklahoma ,' they answered.
'Great to have you here in Tennessee ,' the stranger said.. 'What do you do for a living?'
'I teach at a seminary,' he replied.

'Oh, so you teach preachers how to preach, do you? Well, I've got a really great story for you.' And with that, the gentleman pulled up a chair and sat down at the table with the couple.

The professor groaned and thought to himself, 'Great .. Just what I need ....another preacher story!'

The man started, 'See that mountain over there? (pointing out the restaurant window). Not far from the base of that mountain, there was a boy born to an unwed mother. He had a hard time growing up, because every place he went, he was always asked the same question, 'Hey boy, Who's your daddy?' Whether he was at school, in the grocery store or drug store, people would ask the same question, 'Who's your daddy?'

He would hide at recess and lunch time from other students. He would avoid going in to stores because that question hurt him so bad. 'When he was about 12 years old, a new preacher came to his church. He would always go in late and slip out early to avoid hearing the question, 'Who's your daddy?'
But one day, the new preacher said the benediction so fast that he got caught and had to walk out with the crowd.

Just about the time he got to the back door, the new preacher, not knowing anything about him, put his hand on his shoulder and asked him, 'Son, who's your daddy?'

The whole church got deathly quiet. He could feel every eye in the church looking at him Now everyone would finally know the answer to the question, 'Who's your daddy?'

'This new preacher, though, sensed the situation around him and using discernment that only the Holy Spirit could give, said the following to that scared little boy.. 'Wait a minute! I know who you are! I see the family resemblance now, You are a child of God.'
With that he patted the boy on his shoulder and said, 'Boy, you've got a great inheritance. Go and claim it.'

'With that, the boy smiled for the first time in a long time and walked out the door a changed person. He was never the same again. Whenever anybody asked him, 'Who's your Daddy?' he'd just tell them , 'I'm a Child of God..''

The distinguished gentleman got up from the table and said, 'Isn't that a great story?'
The professor responded that it really was a great story!

As the man turned to leave, he said, 'You know, if that new preacher hadn't told me that I was one of God's children, I probably never would have amounted to anything!' And he walked away..

The seminary professor and his wife were stunned. He called the waitress over & asked her, 'Do you know who that man was -- the one who just left that was sitting at our table?'

The waitress grinned and said, 'Of course. Everybody here knows him. That's Ben Hooper. He's governor of Tennessee !'

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

God Knows More than WE Do!!!

After all he experienced, Job learned to know God better than he had before.  This is why we go thru the things we do.  To gain a better understanding and knowing of God.  To learn of his faithfullness and love.  So when you ask, "Why me?", it's because God is wanting you to know him.

Job 42

Job's Repentance and Restoration

 1 Then Job answered the LORD and said:
 2 “I know that You can do everything,
      And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
 3 You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’
      Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
      Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
 4 Listen, please, and let me speak;
      You said, ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’
 5 “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
      But now my eye sees You.

 6 Therefore I abhor myself,
      And repent in dust and ashes.”


I don't know what you guys are paying for gasoline.... but here in California we are paying up to $3.75 to $4.10 per gallon. My line of work is in petroleum for about 31 years now, so here are some tricks to get more of your money's worth for every gallon:

Here at the Kinder Morgan Pipeline where I work in San Jose , CA we deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period thru the pipeline.. One day is diesel the next day is jet fuel, and gasoline, regular and premium grades. We have 34-storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons.

Only buy or fill up your car or truck in the early morning when the ground temperature is still cold.Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground. The colder the ground the more dense the gasoline, when it gets warmer gasoline expands, so buying in the afternoon or in the evening....your gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and the temperature of the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products plays an important role.

A 1-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for this business. But the service stations do not have temperature compensation at the pumps.

When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to a fast mode If you look you will see that the trigger has three (3) stages: low, middle, and high. You should be pumping on low mode, thereby minimizing the vapors that are created while you are pumping. All hoses at the pump have a vapor return. If you are pumping on the fast rate, some of the liquid that goes to your tank becomes vapor. Those vapors are being sucked up and back into the underground storage tank so you're getting less worth for your money.

One of the most important tips is to fill up when your gas tank is HALF FULL. The reason for this is the more gas you have in your tank the less air occupying its empty space. Gasoline evaporates faster than you can imagine. Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating roof. This roof serves as zero clearance between the gas and the atmosphere, so it minimizes the evaporation. Unlike service stations, here where I work, every truck that we load is temperature compensated so that every gallon is actually the exact amount.

Another reminder, if there is a gasoline truck pumping into the storage tanks when you stop to buy gas, DO NOT fill up; most likely the gasoline is being stirred up as the gas is being delivered, and you might pick up some of the dirt that normally settles on the bottom.
To have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of gas buyers. It's really simple to do.


How to Recognize God's Voice - The First Test

How to Recognize God's Voice - The First Test Tuesday March 15 2011 12:00 AM
Posted by Rick Warren

“Don’t believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God; test it first to see if it really is!” 1 John 4:1 (LB)

"God's truth is consistent. He is not going to tell you one thing in the Bible and then tell you something different in an impression."
When I get an idea in my mind, how do I know if it’s from God? How do I know it’s not my own desire or even a lie from Satan? The answer is clear in 1 John 4:1 – I must test it to find out.
This week I want to share with you the seven biblical ways to test an impression and find out whether it is from God or not. These seven tests form a filter and you need to make sure that the idea you are testing passes all seven of them. When it does, you can have absolute confidence that the idea is from God.
The first test is to ask the question, “Does it agree with the Bible?”
God will never contradict his written word. Luke 21:33 says, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (NIV). God’s truth is consistent. He is not going to tell you one thing in the Bible and then tell you something different in an impression.
And as Proverbs 12:19 says, “Truth stands the test of time.” How does this apply as a filter? For example, the Bible tells us to pay our taxes when it says “give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s” (Matthew 22:21 NIV). So if you feel God telling you not to pay your taxes this year, that thought isn’t from God. It would be a contradiction of his Word.
There are also many verses in Proverbs that say God will bless your business if you have integrity and if you are honest and fair in all your business dealings. So if you get an idea that you could make more money and increase your profits by being dishonest, that idea is not from God.
The vast majority of God’s will for your life is in God’s Word. So if anyone ever comes up to you and says you need the Bible plus another book to find truth, they are wrong. Galatians 1:8 says, “Even if an angel comes from heaven and preaches any other message, let him be forever cursed” (NLT).
That may sound harsh, but God’s truth does not change. If you want to know God’s voice, the only book you need to read is the Bible. You need to memorize it, study it, and meditate on it.
When you know God’s Word you will not be fooled by lies. But you will always get into trouble when you doubt the Bible.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Shifty!! by Chuck Yeager

If you have never seen the mini-series, "Band Of Brothers", rent or buy it.  You'll be glad you did. 

   One hero paying homage to another!!

"Shifty" By Chuck Yeager 

Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy  

Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st  

Airborne Infantry.  If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the  

History Channel, you know Shifty.  His character appears in all 10  

episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them.   

I met Shifty in the  Philadelphia airport several years ago. I didn't  

know who he was at the time.  I just saw an elderly gentleman having  

trouble reading his ticket. I offered to help, assured him that he was  

at the right gate, and noticed the "Screaming Eagle," the symbol of  

the 101st Airborne, on his hat.   

Making conversation, I asked him if he d been in the 101st Airborne  

or if his son was serving.  He said quietly that he had been in the  

101st.  I thanked him for his service, then asked him when he served,  

and how many jumps he made.   

Quietly and humbly, he said "Well, I guess I signed up in 1941 or so,  

and was in until sometime in 1945 ... " at which point my heart  


At that point, again, very humbly, he said "I made the 5 training  

jumps at Toccoa, and then jumped into  Normandy . . .  do you know  

where  Normandy is?"  At this point my heart stopped. 

I told him "yes, I know exactly where  Normandy is, and I know what  

D-Day was."  At that point he said "I also made a second jump into  

Holland , into  Arnhem ."  I was standing with a genuine war hero ...   

and then I realized that it was June,  just after the anniversary of  


I asked Shifty if he was on his way back from  France , and he said  

"Yes...  And it ' s real sad because, these days, so few of the guys are  

left, and those that are, lots of them can't make the trip."  My heart  

was in my throat and I didn't know what to say. 

I helped Shifty get onto the plane and then realized he was back in  

Coach while I was in First Class.  I sent the flight attendant back to  

get him and said that I wanted to switch seats.  When Shifty came  

forward, I got up out of the seat and told him I wanted him to have  

it, that I'd take his in coach. 

He said "No, son, you enjoy that seat.  Just knowing that there are  

still some who remember what we did and who still care is enough to  

make an old man very happy."  His eyes were filling up as he said it.  

And mine are brimming up now as I write this. 

Shifty died on June 17, 2009 after fighting cancer. 

There was no parade. 

No big event in  Staples  Center . 

No wall to wall back to back 24x7 news coverage. 

No weeping fans on television. 

And that's not right!! 

Let's give Shifty his own Memorial Service, online, in our own quiet way. 

Please forward this email to everyone you know.  Especially to the veterans.   

Rest in peace, Shifty.   

Chuck Yeager, Maj Gen. [ret.] 

P.S.  I think that it is amazing how the "media" chooses our "heroes" these days...

Michael Jackson & the like!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Quitting smoking didn't exactly work out.  Hopefully, will soon though.  Moving into the in-laws to help them out.  No smoking allowed in their house and with cold weather coming...smoking in the cold is not appealing.  Hopefully we will be able to save even more money.  Paying half the utilities instead of paying all utilities.  Maybe we can be millionaires by the time we retire.  That's probably wishful thinking.  Oh well, that's it for today.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Changing times

Most students graduating high school recently and the next couple of years, were all born in the early to mid 1990s.

Here are somethings we did as kids that they have not experienced.

They never twisted the coiled handset wire aimlessly around their wrists while chatting on the phone.

they have never seen a carousel of Kodachrome slides.

The Green Giant has always been Shrek, not the big guy picking vegetables.

They have never used a card catalog to find a book

Dont realize that Johnny Depp has been acting for over 20 years.

Full Service gas stations are few and far between

They never used a Commodore64, Apple II, or Tandy computer

“Off the hook” definition changed

Stadiums now have corporate names

MTV no longer features music videos (thought it stood for Music Television)

Do you remember staying up late watching TV until the station signed off, then all you had was static?

They have no clue of “Im a little bit country, and Im a little bit rock-n-roll”

There was a time you did not get a choice of cable company or phone company.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Wow, seniors are getting hit (Medicare).  Costs go up and they are also losing some benefits under the new health care law.  What happened to the free health care everyone was talking about?  Not only is it not free, but going to be more expensive with less benefits.  Im looking forward to getting Medicare more so now than what I was before. 


Free Blu-Ray ripper until 1/10/11


Where to Put Your Speakers

If you have ever wondered about where to put your speakers for the best sound, here is a link that will help you with that.  Configurations for 2, 5, and 7 speakers.  Check it out and see if you have optimal sound for the best movie viewing (at home) experience.  Sound is a very important part of the home movie experience.  You can achieve a movie theatre feel without the cost.



 "If the enemy is in range, so are you."
Infantry Journal

"It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed."

U.S. Air Force Manual 

"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons."
- General MacArthur

"You, you, and you .... Panic. The rest of you, come with me."
- U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt.

"Tracers work both ways."
-  U.S. Army Ordnance

"Five second fuses only last three seconds."
- Infantry Journal

"Any ship can be a minesweeper....Once."

"Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do."
- Unknown Marine Recruit

Clean it, if it's Dirty.
Oil it, if it Squeaks.
But:  Don't Screw with it if it Works!
USAF Electronic Technician

 "If you see a bomb technician running, keep
up with him."
  USAF  - Ammo Troop

"Yea, Though I Fly Through the  Valley of Death ,
I Shall Fear No Evil.
For I am at 40,000 Feet and Climbing."

"You've never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3."
- Paul F. Crickmore ( test pilot, SR-71 )

A Navigator's Definition of Latitude & Longitude:
Latitude is Where We are Lost,
Longitude is How Long We've been Lost There!
USAF Navi-guesser

"The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire."

"If the wings are travelling faster than the fuselage, it's probably a helicopter -- however, it's probably unsafe in any case "

"When one engine fails on a twin-engine air plane, you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of the crash."

"What is the similarity between air traffic controllers and pilots?
If a pilot screws up, the pilot dies;
If ATC screws up, .... The pilot dies."

The three most common expressions (or famous last words), in aviation are:
"Why is it doing that?"
"Where are we?"
"Oh Shit!"

 "Airspeed, altitude and brains.
Two out of three are needed to successfully complete the flight."

"Mankind has a perfect record in aviation.
We never left one up there!"

"Flying the air plane is more important than radioing your plight to a person on the ground who is incapable of understanding or doing anything about it."

"The Piper Cub is the safest air plane in the world; it can just barely kill you."
- Attributed to Max Stanley (Northrop test pilot)

"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime."
- Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."
Heard muttered by Dale Woods!


"You know that your landing gear is up and locked
when it takes FULL power to taxi to the terminal."

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives; the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?"  The pilot's reply: "Beats the shit outta me,  I just got here myself."