New motorcycle postage set

There will be a new motorcycle postage set out this year.

The four motorcycle stamps will feature illustrations of a 1918 Cleveland, a 1940 Indian Four, a 1965 Harley-Davidson Electra-Glide, and a circa 1970 chopper.The stamps will be issued during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota in August.

Now that’s cool!

When did Jesus Become A Republican?

Cindy Lee (Berryhill) is in the news and the topic of a few blogs. Her new song is being aired on satellite radio. Her song, “When Did Jesus Become a Republican” has been the cause of some not so nice posts. If your are curious and want to know what the fuss is all about you will need to go to her site first at: . Just look for the player in the upper right hand corner and take a listen.

Democracy in Jeopardy

A democracy can exist when there is accountability. The separation of powers creates a system of government where each branch is accountable to the other. When political and competitive ideas are discouraged, protests and freedom of speech are stifled, and the civil liberties of American’s and foreigners are stripped away, by one branch of government, the democratic system is in trouble. Our current executive branch has used the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to create dissension and promote an ideology likened to a global empire. Moreover, George w. backers help him lead the way. Initiating a “war against terrorism” allowed for the expansion of executive power by treating dissension as a security threat The Patriot Act was passed creating intrusions into our lives, surveillance, limited access to information, and indefinite secret detention were all part of the package. Is the agenda to retain power, further a fundamentalist Christian belief, protect oil money, or ….

After the storm

In a storm all it takes is one wrong choice and your in deep doo doo. This week has provided many examples of this. What was she thinking?

Rescue from flooded Rd.

Along with the rescue scenes we always find a picture of a familiar place that is is going under. Slough House always gets flooding, but, this is a little more than usual:

Slough House Inn

Up the road the scene is similar to what we experienced in 1997(yr?) in front of our home.

down the street a bit

Picture of Garcia Bend Garcia Bend a couple of blocks from my parents home that is a five feet above sea level

With initial damage estimates from the weekend storms at $100 million, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Napa, Sacramento, Sonoma, and Trinity counties.

Hopefully, with New Orleans in their minds, and the present levee breaks around the Sacramento area, our government representatives and the voting public will support funding levee repairs and upgrades.