Monday, June 30, 2008

The website is down!!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Second friend

Ever feel like the second friend. I say I don't have any good friends. And then you say yes you do... You have me. Well why is it no one asks me to do anything? They always say well why don't you ask your friends to hang out. Well I do and a lot of times they are doing other stuff. Yet there is only one person that ever asks me to hang out. So I guess I can honestly say I have one great friend. And that's about it. You know what it feels like to be left out? Well I feel that way right now. Left out.

Sorry that's just how it is.

So it was foretold.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Work is so boring on Saturday

Let me tell you how this works...

You tell me what kind of car you have. Better yet give me your VIN, and the name or general description of the part you want and i'll tell you the price and if I have it or not. Other than that I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to hear your story of how this or that broke or what you agenda is for the day or what time you might or might not be here. I am not a therapist. I do not get paid to sit here and listen to you talk about your problems let alone care how inconvenient it is for you to come pre-order your part or why you don't have your title and you lost your key and you are screwed. I DON'T CARE! I get paid to look up parts. That about sums up my job description.

OK im done...


So it was foretold.

Where the Hell is Matt?


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Cat in the hat

You can take your tps report and...

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Chris W. Cox from the NRA

Excerpt from: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/196/11892/

"GLENN: What happens in Chicago now?

COX: There will be a challenge to Chicago, to the suburbs' bans on handguns, there will be challenges all over the country to total bans on firearms and public housing. Poor people deserve a right to self-defense just like rich people, particularly rich people like Barack Obama who have taxpayer-funded security around them but tell the rest of America that when it comes to self-defense, you're out of luck."


Amen!

Supreme Court Strikes Down D.C. Gun Ban, Upholds Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,372041,00.html


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.

The court's 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia's 32-year-old ban on handguns as incompatible with gun rights under the Second Amendment. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most firearms laws intact.

The court had not conclusively interpreted the Second Amendment since its ratification in 1791. The amendment reads: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."

Click here to read the full opinion on the Supreme Court Web Site.

The basic issue for the justices was whether the amendment protects an individual's right to own guns no matter what, or whether that right is somehow tied to service in a state militia.

Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said that an individual right to bear arms is supported by "the historical narrative" both before and after the Second Amendment was adopted.

The Constitution does not permit "the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home," Scalia said. The court also struck down Washington's requirement that firearms be equipped with trigger locks or kept disassembled, but left intact the licensing of guns.

In a dissent he summarized from the bench, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote that the majority "would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons."

He said such evidence "is nowhere to be found."

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a separate dissent in which he said, "In my view, there simply is no untouchable constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment to keep loaded handguns in the house in crime-ridden urban areas."

Joining Scalia were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. The other dissenters were Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter.

Gun rights supporters hailed the decision. "I consider this the opening salvo in a step-by-step process of providing relief for law-abiding Americans everywhere that have been deprived of this freedom," said Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association.

The NRA will file lawsuits in San Francisco, Chicago and several of its suburbs challenging handgun restrictions there based on Thursday's outcome.

The capital's gun law was among the nation's strictest.

Dick Anthony Heller, 66, an armed security guard, sued the District after it rejected his application to keep a handgun at his home for protection in the same Capitol Hill neighborhood as the court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled in Heller's favor and struck down Washington's handgun ban, saying the Constitution guarantees Americans the right to own guns and that a total prohibition on handguns is not compatible with that right.

The issue caused a split within the Bush administration. Vice President Dick Cheney supported the appeals court ruling, but others in the administration feared it could lead to the undoing of other gun regulations, including a federal law restricting sales of machine guns. Other laws keep felons from buying guns and provide for an instant background check.

Scalia said nothing in Thursday's ruling should "cast doubt on long-standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons or the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings."

In a concluding paragraph to the his 64-page opinion, Scalia said the justices in the majority "are aware of the problem of handgun violence in this country" and believe the Constitution "leaves the District of Columbia a variety of tools for combating that problem, including some measures regulating handguns."

The law adopted by Washington's city council in 1976 bars residents from owning handguns unless they had one before the law took effect. Shotguns and rifles may be kept in homes, if they are registered, kept unloaded and either disassembled or equipped with trigger locks.

Opponents of the law have said it prevents residents from defending themselves. The Washington government says no one would be prosecuted for a gun law violation in cases of self-defense.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Vacination 2008

That is an origional Aaron Kraten piece on my wall that Mac gave me.
It is so awesome!!!!

Thank you Mac!!!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

HP Customer support

They have to be worse than dell. I swear to god. They are now charging me twice for something. Because the dumb woman on the phone earlier instead of fixing my order. She ordered it again and didn't cancel the other order. Now im on the phone and they are not listing to a damn word im saying... Now they hung up on me. Im going to reach through the phone and strangle their customer support moron of a team.


So it was effin foretold!

Picture of the day

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Monday

Ugh. I do believe it started early

-VIA iphone

:(

I'm depressed...

And I don't know why.


So it was foretold.

-VIA iphone

Saturday, June 21, 2008

At the pool

Spent the whole day in the pool. Sarah laied out with me for a while
then left and went and had dinner with a friend. Michael and Kristen
came over and we had some jello shots and some drinks at the pool. We
later went and got some tiki tourches to keep the bugs away. Holly,
sarah's friend, was over in the pool. Music, drinks, pool, friends,
and lots of fun. It was a good day. Now were watching some movies and
waiting on some pizza.


So it was foretold.

-VIA iphone

Picture of the day

Friday, June 20, 2008

Its the pool

Little lopsitted. But it will work

MY HEART

Picture of the day

So the pool

IS UP!!!! Ok it doesn't look filled up all the way. I tried to put it on the most level surface. But I guess I didn't lay it out right because one side looks a little tucked under. But it will work!

"Damnit Jim I'm a doctor not a pool man!"

Dive in.

So it was foretold.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Picture of the day

POOL!!!

Tomorrow after work... Pending it's not raining. I will be relaxing in the new pool after a long day of hard(boring) yet eventfull work.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fix you


"Fix You"

When you try your best, but you don't succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I...

Tears stream down on your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face
And I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Stress in a box

I just don't get it. Everyone expects so much out of me. They want me to comment that. Be happy about this. Love this. Allow that. Do this. Say that. I am tired. And then when I say or do what I want everyone is disappointed. I'm being selfish. I am not thinking of anyone else. Well can't I think about me? LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DOES!!!!

Its not far. Why can't people just let me be and take me for who or what I am and quit trying to get so much out of me.

This post is not directed to one or two people. I have felt this way for the last two weeks. Everyone is wanting this and that and whatnot from me. Im tired. I just can't deal with it anymore and keep my sanity. Quit asking for so much. Please!!! Just be happy with what I can give.

Im about to the last of my sanity.

Back to working on getting my computer running.

So it was fortold...

Stress relief aparatus

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Joana sporting the Danny Beck summer t-shirt

Rainbow before the storm

Live shot before I hit the storm leaving Grand Lake on hwy 28

Saturday, June 14, 2008

World record

The largest Irish dance involved 10,036 participants at the Dublin Irish Festival organized by the City of Dublin in Dublin, Ohio, USA on August 4, 2007.

Its good to be Irish... I wonder how many were drunk?

Picture of the day

Friday, June 13, 2008

Todays trip to Mena

Here is what one of their complete motors look like that are all chromed at the shop. A lot of the engine components are made by hand there. They do all their own body work and manufacturing. They only thing they buy are the engine blocks. And Some of the Engine's come with stuff that they remove and chrome and also add some of their own creations onto it.



Here is a picture of a 69 Camero that they have striped down and are restoring.

The pictures to the left are from the restraunt I ate at. I had fried catfish. And it was GOOD!

All in all in was a fun trip and a
nice break from my usual daily grind. Southern Arkansas is really beautiful up in the mountains and around the area I was at. I wish I could have stopped and made more pictures. Deffinately a place id like to go back just to stop here and there to look at some stuff. There were some pretty backwoods looking stuff too though. I saw a General Store that looked like a log cabin that probably was 100 years old. And a few
places I wouldn't have stopped just because oh... lets say... have you seen the move deliverance? Or wrong Turn? You catch my drift. Well it was a good day.









The sign is up

John McCain 2008

Back in the OK

Had lunch

Heading back to Tulsa

Still in Mena

Look at the sticker in the window. That is a guy driving too. Got some
guts down in southern Arkansas.

Got the tour

Now leaving to find some food

Awesome mailbox

At destination

Street & performance
This place is a whole lot bigger than it looks. There are 4 large buildings behind this one.

In mena

Small town

Down to 2 lane hwy

67 miles to Mena

Entering Arkansas

In fort smith

Calie's song

Is on XM flight 26

-VIA iphone

On I - 40

Fillup before I leave Tulsa

Getting ready to roll out

On my way to mena, Arkansas

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Crazy mexicans

Joel is home!!!!

... And I caught him drying his hair.

Smart car sighting

Its Bryce

Slow at work

Worse day than most

I am having one of those hate my life days. Like hate it more than
usual. I don't know why. I just feel down.

That is all.

-VIA iphone

One Prayer

I am testing something. Oneprayer.com

I'm ready to go...

I am ready to leave and head for Alaska. I'm tired of this place...