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Rant 00002 and other sundries

Posted by retiredpo1 on 02/27/2010

I caught part of the “health care summit” on a break at work. Talk about a joke! Does the cinc/totus have any f***ing clue about what is the feeling out here in the real world. The space inside the beltway is it’s own little world, after all.It resembles Helion Prime from the “Chronicles of Riddick” more than the country it is the “center” of. Even with raw data staring them in the face, the three stooges, obama, reid and the wicked witch of the west still want to socialize one-sixth of the US economy. And help a large number of the citizenry to the grave, since they would cost to much. Rat Bastards anyway!

Sorry for the slacking off. I has been one of them weeks with broke airplanes and lots of flights. As the new guy and grade ten I am the designated first up on the list to prep, launch and recover. Then is the preflight/basic post flight, fuel and secure the aircraft for the day. Keeps one busy. Several mornings a week I start with the lights on out on the line. It is has an overhead shade and lighting!

At least it is the weekend! But so much for hitting the weeds with roundup. It is raining. Yes it does rain in the High Desert. There is still snow on the tops of the San Gabriel Mountains between us and the LA Basin/San Fernando Valley Metro Mess.

And just for Snigs. Keep on Truckin”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hard at it!

Posted by retiredpo1 on 02/03/2010

Me and Rod in the engine bay

This is in the engine bay of an F-16 Falcon. We had just finished removing the engine for maintenance at the engine shop. Normal, mundane routine stuff. Inspection will be tomorrow prior to getting a new/overhauled engine for installation. Keeping them flying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My coworker is Rod.

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