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July 31, 2013

Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President: Your policies have harmed Chattanooga enough

( Let me be clear here the titile of this blog post and the content is the property of the Chattanooga "Times Free Press". Read the editorial Here)


President Obama,

Welcome to Chattanooga, one of hundreds of cities throughout this great nation struggling to succeed in spite of your foolish policies that limit job creation, stifle economic growth and suffocate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Forgive us if you are not greeted with the same level of Southern hospitality that our area usually bestows on its distinguished guests. You see, we understand you are in town to share your umpteenth different job creation plan during your time in office. If it works as well as your other job creation programs, then thanks, but no thanks. We’d prefer you keep it to yourself.

That’s because your jobs creation plans so far have included a ridiculous government spending spree and punitive tax increase on job creators that were passed, as well as a minimum wage increase that, thankfully, was not. Economists — and regular folks with a basic understanding of math — understand that these are three of the most damaging policies imaginable when a country is mired in unemployment and starving for job growth.

Even though 64 percent of Chattanooga respondents said they would rather you hadn’t chosen to visit our fair city, according to a survey on the Times Free Press website, it’s probably good that you’re here. It will give you an opportunity to see the failure of your most comprehensive jobs plan to date, the disastrous stimulus scheme, up close and personal.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 helped fund the Gig to Nowhere project, a $552 million socialist-style experiment in government-owned Internet, cable and phone services orchestrated by EPB — Chattanooga’s government-owned electric monopoly.

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The Gig to Nowhere is a Smart Grid, a high tech local electricity infrastructure intended to improve energy efficiency and reduce power outages. After lobbying for, and receiving, $111.6 million in stimulus money from your administration, EPB decided to build a souped-up version of the Smart Grid with fiber optics rather than more cost-effective wireless technology. This decision was supposed to allow EPB to provide the fastest Internet service in the Western Hemisphere, a gigabit-per-second Internet speed that would send tech companies and web entrepreneurs stampeding to Chattanooga in droves.

In reality, though, the gig, like most of the projects funded by your stimulus plan, has been an absolute bust.

While the Smart Grid will cost taxpayers and local electric customers well over a half-billion dollars when all is said and done, there has been little improvement in the quality of EPB’s electric service. Worse, despite being heavily subsidized, EPB’s government-owned Internet, cable and telephone outfit that competes head-to-head against private companies like AT&T and Comcast is barely staying afloat, often relying on loans from electric service reserve funds to afford its business expenses.

Further, there has been no credible evidence to suggest that EPB can even provide a gig of service consistently and reliably. Any companies hoping to utilize the Gig to Nowhere are quoted monthly billing costs that make the service unfeasible. As a result, Chattanooga has remained a relative ghost town for technological innovation. Almost no economic development whatsoever has resulted from the gig.

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What the gig has brought, however, is that shocking price tag. Because of your unwillingness to balance the budget, Mr. President, the $111.6 million federal handout to subsidize the Gig to Nowhere will actually cost federal taxpayers $158.2 million, due to interest. Once EPB received the stimulus infusion to fund the pork project, the electric monopoly took out a $219.8 bond that will balloon to $391.3 million by the time Chattanoogans are done paying it off.

The bond’s first payment comes due this fall and there remain significant questions about how EPB can manage to pay the debt without hiking electric rates on EPB customers.

Building a Smart Grid to get into a telecom sector already well-served by private companies was a bad idea from the start. But getting government involved in places it doesn’t belong is a hallmark of your administration. As a result, you and your policymakers were happy to fund the Gig to Nowhere.

You claimed that the Smart Grid would create jobs for Chattanooga. But in reality, all it did was push America deeper in debt and lure a local government agency into making a terrible financial decision that will weigh on Chattanoogans like a millstone for decades to come.

So excuse us, Mr. President, for our lack of enthusiasm for your new jobs program. Here in Chattanooga we’re still reeling from your old one.

— The Free Press

July 30, 2013

What Happens When You Hit A Pilling? or Repairs To Camelot or Rub That Rail

So there they were, the storm was just honking like hell......big winds, little room in the marina, and short crewed. In desperation Capt. Marlay had only one option, goose the motor, build power to allow steerage and get into the slip. In the process S/V Camelot took one hell of a smack on the rail. As all Morgan Out Island owners know, the rub rail is a weakness over the years as there are no replacements available. Rub rail issues are custom repairs that can cost thousands of dollars. So in the tradition of just trying to make it work I am once again making repairs to the rub rail.

This hit on the rail cause a lot of damage to wood that was already weak. I ended up taking off over three feet of the outside cap and am in the process of trying to form a patch. This is this ongoing process of this issue.

This time I took different steps. I actually peeled away all the cap for about three feet. I also wanted to give the marine filler (3m premium filler) something to grab as opposed to just slapping on the filler and placed some one inch screws into the top and bottom caps to help hold the filler in place. Granted this is just a repair, it may not hold for long, I still had to give it the best chance of success.

So far I have put on 80 bucks of filler and have to make another run tomorrow for more filler.

My question to me and the Capt. is where do you draw the line on this yearly and sometime semi annual waste of money. This shit adds up. It is already over budget as far as this repair goes.

There has to be an alternative method to this madness. If anyone out there that is familiar with the "Out Island" issue that has an answer to this problem I would love to hear about it. Just Saying.




The Form And The Screws To Hold The Filler





Filling The Gap With 3M Marine Premium Filler






The Filler in Place and More To Come




Cheers yawl !!!





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July 29, 2013

CNN Has A Real and Wise Black Man ?!?!? Who Would Have Thunk It ?!?!?

The Celebration Sail - S/V Camelot's First Sail With New Sails In 20 Years

After twenty years Capt. Marlay hoisted the new sail on Camelot. They were custom made by Mack Sails of Stuart, Fla. They are really beautiful sails and nothing pleases the Captain of any boat more than new sails and good winds.










On The Hook At Beach Hammock





"Even flow, thoughts arrive like butterflies Oh, he don't know, so he chases them away...."





Searching For A Little Wind





Out Island 41





Screw The Tube Just Give Me The Line





The Captain Jumps Ship-e





Cheers Captain, they were a long time coming !!!!






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For Sale - 1986 Beneteau First 305

For Sale
S/V Second Wind
1986 Beneteau First 305
$23,000.00 Cash / No Trades
Contact Butch Petty (agent for owner) at 912-665-9955

View Photos and Videos Here

Owners are a young couple that recently had first child and is now pregnant with the
second child. The boat is being used very little and the owner has decided to sell.
The boat has no issues and everything is working great. It is very clean and very fast.
Within the past 18 months all canvass has been replaced. The bottom was sanded and
painted with new boot stripe. The deck wood was refinished. The interior is very clean.


Placed 3rd in 2013 St. Patricks Regatta (sailed in non-spinnaker division).

Garmin 4210 GPS Chartplotter with local maps, integrated depthsounder, windspeed and direction
indicator.

Bottom fiberglass finish and bottom paint summer and boot stripe, 2012 - Hinckley, Savannah

Roller furling jib, new UV cover 2013

Sailbag and lazyjack setup, 2012.

Jib sheet winch service 2012

Volve Penta 18hp diesel motor, with refurbished heat exchanger 2011, primary fuel filter 2012, no oil or
fuel leaks, starts like new, burns 1/2gallon per hour at 1800rpm.

Electrical system with new advanced muiltistage battery charger

Water heater, water pump work great. Magma Propane BBQ Grill.

27g water storage, 7g fuel tank (14hr fuel burn, with 10 additional gallons stored below cockpit seats).

V berth and quarter berth sleep 2 each, with salon benches sleeping one each, for total sleep capacity of 6.

Gimballed propane stove.

Icebox

Spinnaker sail and small spinnaker pole.

New iphone-compatible stereo 2011,

New GFCI outlet in galley, 2011

New Chesapeake PVC inflatable dinghy with hard floor in place, comes with 2.5 hp Tohatsu Motor.


July 26, 2013

Report: Feds Demand Major Internet Companies Turn Over User Passwords

The federal government has demanded that major internet companies turn over users’ stored passwords, two sources told the respected tech website CNet.

So what exactly does this “escalation” — as CNet calls it — mean?

“If the government is able to determine a person’s password, which is typically stored in encrypted form, the credential could be used to log in to an account to peruse confidential correspondence or even impersonate the user,” the report says. “Obtaining it also would aid in deciphering encrypted devices in situations where passwords are reused.”

But it doesn’t end there. The government is not only requesting the passwords, but its also asking for algorithms and even security questions:


Some of the government orders demand not only a user’s password but also the encryption algorithm and the so-called salt, according to a person familiar with the requests. A salt is a random string of letters or numbers used to make it more difficult to reverse the encryption process and determine the original password. Other orders demand the secret question codes often associated with user accounts.

According to the report’s sources, the government has requested password information on numerous occasions. Still, both sources said the companies fight them.

“We push back,” one said.

“There’s a lot of ‘over my dead body,’” said another.

Most of the big internet companies — Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo — declined to comment or give any specific information regarding the allegations, but Yahoo did say, “”If we receive a request from law enforcement for a user’s password, we deny such requests on the grounds that they would allow overly broad access to our users’ private information. If we are required to provide information, we do so only in the strictest interpretation of what is required by law.”

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Still, CNet does offer some hope for those who may be concerned about this new era of government surveillance: it’s not guaranteed that if the government gets a stored or encrypted password that they can crack it.

“Even if the National Security Agency or the FBI successfully obtains an encrypted password, salt, and details about the algorithm used, unearthing a user’s original password is hardly guaranteed,” the report says. “The odds of success depend in large part on two factors: the type of algorithm and the complexity of the password.”

There is some advice, though, buried deep in the report. Although the author doesn’t expressly say it, he does note that longer passwords that contain odd characters are much harder to crack — even with an algorithm:


One popular algorithm, used by Twitter and LinkedIn, is called bcrypt. A 2009 paper (PDF) by computer scientist Colin Percival estimated that it would cost a mere $4 to crack, in an average of one year, an 8-character bcrypt password composed only of letters. To do it in an average of one day, the hardware cost would jump to approximately $1,500.

But if a password of the same length included numbers, asterisks, punctuation marks, and other special characters, the cost-per-year leaps to $130,000. Increasing the length to any 10 characters, Percival estimated in 2009, brings the estimated cracking cost to a staggering $1.2 billion.

It almost makes you want to go back and read TheBlaze’s report on five ways to thwart the government from spying on you.

Read CNet’s full report for more.

Michele Bachmann - The Woman You THOUGHT Was On Your Side - Bullshit, The Bitch Is All For The Government Spying On You

Fuck "CVS Pharmacies" - I Will Never Enter Their Stores Again - boycott CVS

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As part of its just-announced effort to encourage Americans to sign on the dotted line for Obamacare insurance programs, CVS Caremark will invite trained Obamacare “navigators” into stores to assist and facilitate sign-ups for universal health care.

CVS also plans to use pharmacies at its 7,400 North American stores as a “gateway for the uninsured to learn about new coverage options — especially subsidized insurance coverage available to low-income people on state-based insurance exchanges,” Politico reported.

As to what and/or who Obamacare “navigators” are:
•They’ll use the new Federal Data Hub, which can access personal information from the likes of the IRS, the Department of Defense, and the Veterans Administration, National Review Online reports.
•The Department of Health and Human Services adds that no criminal background checks are required for navigators; they won’t even have to have high-school diplomas, NRO says, which has led Republicans to raise concerns that identity thieves and other similar criminals could become navigators.
•According to the Federal Register, they will earn between $20 and $48 per hour.
•Navigators need not be licensed agents or brokers and may not be paid by insurance companies, a move that angered many in the industry. Rather they’ll come from churches and other community organizations, the Hill adds.
•They’ll prepare for their job ahead via a 20-to-30 hour online course about how the 1,200-page Obamacare law works, NRO says.
•Navigators will be hired in the 34 states in which the federal government is running Obamacare; HHS is making available $54 million for navigators this year, notes the Credit Union Times.

Helena Foulkes, chief health care strategy and marketing officer at CVS Caremark, told Politico the drugstore giant also will plug Obamacare at “375 health care fairs around the country, particularly in areas with high rates of uninsured people and large minority populations.”

Interesting note: Foulkes said materials distributed at CVS pharmacies likely won’t refer to “Obamacare” in any way, “but rather point consumers to their state exchanges, which often go by generic names like ‘Covered California.’”





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Lawmakers Who Aren't Making Law

July 24, 2013

Repulicans Vote to CONTINUE The Spying On Americans and The Democrats Vote NO - Holy Fucking Shit !!!

Here are the Republican that talk the good talk and try to walk the good walk and have just voted to let the NSA to continue to spy on you, all your calls, all your emails, unlimited spying on American citizens:
John Boehner
Michelle Bachmann
Erick Cantor
Paul Ryan

And dozens of others.
The 2014 Elections will shake the world up in ways no one is expecting.
If you stupid ass politicians think we don't see what you are doing your are fucked in the head.

This is a list of House punks that didn't even have the nuts to vote:
Barletta
Beatty
Bustos
Campbell
Coble
Herrera
Beutler
Horsford
McCarthy (NY)
Negrete
McLeod
Pallone
Rokita
Schock

Keep your mouth shut America, keep your ass on the couch, fish and don't look, twit like a fool about nothing that matters and you will have your ass handed to you. Wake the fuck up!!!!
Time to vote these idiots out of office.



See how they voted Here

July 23, 2013

A Message For The "Race Hustler" In Chief - Obama

Setting The Record Straight - MacGregor (sailboats) Is Not Going Out Of Business

No they are not going out of business. The stupid ass liberal idiots in California with their anti business, anti American and insane ideals have ran the MacGregor family out of California. Stepping up to the plate is Stuart Florida that actively targeted the MacGregors and won. Congratulations Florida, some things you do do right.

Read the full story: HERE






Only in a MacGregor Sailboat
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Cheers Yawll



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July 19, 2013

"Fuck The DOJ" and that racist man child that I am ashamed to call a President - Un Fucking Believable

Bravo to Brad Thor for being a great American and showing true American spirit. This Government has got way out of hand. It will go down in history as being the most corrupt administration in our history. For that reason, no one reading this blog today will ever see another black president. Congratulations you stupid fuck president, you have set black America back 50 fucking years. Nice accomplishment you dumb ass.



July 18, 2013

This Day In History: The S/V Camelot Got New Sails or Hanging Out With Mary Hall

New Sails For S/V The Camelot





So.....there I was, new sails in hand. Then I thought about the price of the sails......seven grand, nope. Not touching those sails. The Captain has the obligation to pull them out of their sail bags himself. More coming soon on this issue. Can't wait to see them flying in the wind. :)





New Sails For S/V The Camelot - 3




New Sails For SV The Camelot  - 2




I get this call telling me my Aunt Mary Hall was in town and that I needed to be ready in five minutes to go see her. OK. I scurried around and made that happen.
I got to tell you....this is one strong lady. She is 89 years old and smokes more than me. She is smart as a whip, all senses intact. What a great time visiting Aunt Mary.
Keep the wind at your back fair lady.





Celebrating My Aunt Mary Hall On Tybee Island





Celebrating My Aunt Mary Hall On Tybee Island -3





Celebrating My Aunt Mary Hall On Tybee Island -4








Cheers my friends, another day is just around the corner.




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Government aginst We The People - Time To Stand Up People





July 17, 2013

Sailing: A Cancer On The Soul or Take Five For The Cure or Turtle Island Is Awesome




Let me go here right from the top: Capt. Seibert you are the best. Thank you very much. Say "HI" to the girls. I love you guys with all my heart. Just saying....





Yeah, been dealing with a lot of physical and mental bull shit lately. For all you people, take notice to those around you. The friends, the everyday stranger, the occasional clerk at the store, This is community. This is what we all strive for if we are true Americans. We love the people and the country that got us where we are today. No matter where that place is, we all got there together. And we will get out of this life together. And as we go we can be good to each other. It does not have to be like this. The Government wants for you to be mad. Ignore the most raciest government to ever exist on this planet. Rise above people. As the Constitution says, We The People.

(Update: I want to say that I was dead wrong when I said "the most raciest government to ever exist on this planet". That is obviously the most stupid statement I have ever made on this blog. I "miss spoke"....he he he he
Well......maybe not. But it is a big one.
Obviously the Nazi Germans were the most vile and nasty varmint to ever crawl across the surface of this earth. Then there is that other raciest group of people to ever to exist on the face of this planet.....that group of people that says that it is good to stone a woman to death. It's that same group of people that says it was not a rape unless 4 men saw it and confirmed it.....REALLY !!!!! Yep, that is the same raciest pigs and swine to call there self's "Peace Loving musilims". )




Island Transport




Early Push Home





Cheers !!!!




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Foir

July 14, 2013

The Food

Scooping In The Happy Gas






I just have to shout out about this video.......Very Cool !!!










Cheers now, ya hear ? !!!




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July 13, 2013

The Rent

The Red South Carolina Sky at Turtle Island









Cheers Yawll !!! :)

July 03, 2013

Amen !!!!

God Speed To The Youth Of Egypt - People With Heart

Ok kids I may not be back for a while. I will be gone for days. Weeks? Months? Who knows, just going out there.
I have a couple of things to say before I go. To the youth of Egypt, God Speed. You know the right path, bring it to the Government. You have been peaceful and you know what you want in a free society. God Speed to you my friends. This may well be your Independence Day. Salute !!




Ok, clocking out now. See ya when I see ya. Peace, Butch





A Spit Shinned Boat




Happy Indenpendence Day To All





Cheers my Brothers !!!






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July 02, 2013

Read The Declaration Of Independence This 4th of July

Read The Declaration Of Indenpendence This 4 th of July




News

Hillsdale College Announces “Read The Declaration” Campaign

Seeks Largest-Ever Nationwide Reading of the Declaration of Independence


MEDIA CONTACT:
Joe Cella
703-286-9677
jcella “at” hillsdale.edu

Hillsdale, Michigan - Hillsdale College launched a national “Read the Declaration” campaign earlier this month which encourages Americans to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, by reading the entirety of the Declaration of Independence out loud with their friends and family. The College asks people to commit to this reading by visiting www.readthedeclaration.com. Those who do will also receive a free booklet containing the full text of the Declaration and the Constitution.

You can download a printable pdf version here: Printable Version.

For more information visit Read The Declaration





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July 01, 2013

The Triumphant Return of Camelot or Cooking With Butch

I had some down time last week after throwing my back out again. That's what happens when I have to lug a 40' ladder around all day long, day after day. But it is getting better. I took some time to do a little cooking and a pork tender loin was what was on the menu. Man I just love tenderloins. There are so many things you can do with it after its cooked and it is good for any meal even breakfast. One of my favorite things is to pull some of it apart and add some bbq sauce and spice to taste and let it marinate overnight. The next day it makes some of the best pork bbq sandwiches. Ummm Umm !!!!






I just love the view in the backyard. This is a very rare Wood Stork. In the southern states they are on the endangered list. So seeing one so close is a nice sight.
The Wood Stork





After trials and tribulations the S/V Camelot finally made it back to its home port. The Captain and First Mate had a great trip and came back tanned and a little skinnier than when they left. Funny how extended sailing trips can do that if you actually raise sails instead of just looking at them. :)
Some friends and I went out and meet them on their last anchorage before coming back to the marina and had a few celebratory drinks and food. It was great so see them and the Camelot home again. Cheers to ya my friends.
The Triumphant Return of Camelot - The Captain and First Mate




The Triumphant Return of Camelot





The Triumphant Return of Camelot





Cheers yawl !!!






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