Archive for December, 2010

Mayor Scott Lang gets it.

December 28, 2010

Scott Lang makes several great points in this speech from last week, but two stick out.

1) People don’t want a hand-out; they want to fish at the sustainable levels that they helped to restore.

2)Had roles been reversed and the fleet was over-allocated, a moratorium would have been put in place within a week and we would have been shut down.

This is someone with firsthand experience addressing people that crunch numbers and run “science experiments” with communities.

You’ve just gotta love how he thanks the representatives from NOAA for showing up right before he tears them a new arse.


New Years eve 2010

December 28, 2010

So I thought of a great theme for our annual new years eve bash: Rumspringa.  But low and behold, no one seems to know what it means.  Am I just that in tune with cultures that I have no connection with?  Or is it that I watch too much National Geographic channel?  Regardless, I preparing to lose all my inhibitions with any women that drink too much…or have their backs turned.  Honey, where’d we put the chloroform?

December 25, 2010

Someone tell Lafata that you ruin the joke when you actually put your dick in the box.

Survival draft

December 25, 2010

I don’t know if the sense of impending doom is necessarily a new, media inspired crock of bs.  I don’t know if this Mayan countdown that I can’t seem to get away from (thanks MOAM) is too legit, too legit to quit.  Hell, I don’t know if some freak with visions of virgins in his head has stolen a warhead from that dilapidated excuse for mother Russia.  But what I do know is that it does not hurt to be prepared.  And right up front on my team of survivalist’s is my pal Colt; guy lets the bodies hit the floor.

But with Colts hunting and my fishing make no mistake: the rest of the team will be focused on pro-creation.   Better hide ya’ wives.

Merry Christmas

December 24, 2010

Ladies, I know that I remind you of a young Dean Martin.  Feel free to express your feelings anyway you see fit.


They’ve finally thrown us a bone

December 23, 2010

I don’t know if it was political pressure;  I don’t know if NOAA just could no longer ignore the numbers; I don’t know if it was guilt…I don’t care.  6″ mesh gill-nets will be allowed from January 1st until the end of March this year.

I forget which amendment or proposition it was, but about eight years ago the minimum size mesh went up to 61/2″ to protect codfish.  Unfortunately, the size increase made it very difficult to target haddock essentially forcing us to fish for cod.  This is the first time in a while I feel like the powers that be have done something that makes sense.

Merry Christmas indeed.

My suggestion for Jane Lubchenko’s replacement

December 22, 2010

Sexy sitcomer Bianca Kajlich is back for the fifth season of Rules of Engagement. As fun-loving Jennifer, she gets down and dirty week after week. And don’t worry: Her character isn’t any closer to the altar! Here’s why we love her.

She’ll spoil you!
“You’ve got to do things that make the man feel like the man. I think taking care of your guy—cooking him a meal and putting on a sexy little outfit—are really important parts of a relationship.”

She likes happy endings!
There’s a Rules episode where my fiancé and I are giving each other massages, but he can’t do it without it leading to sex. That’s so true! You can’t expect guys to do something so sensual without it leading somewhere, ya know?”

She wants a real man!
They’re almost an extinct species today. I want a guy who can camp, fish, and throw something on the barbecue, all with a five-o’clock shadow. Mountain men are sexy.”


Well Bianca, did I mention that I’m a Gemini?

Happy Holidays

December 17, 2010

If you haven’t visited, well, you should.

Just an observation

December 17, 2010

The Gloucester Times ran an article today by Richard Gaines which really tied into a thought I had out on the lobster boat today.  It is December 17, and today despite being a touch cool was beautiful.  Light and variable winds and sunshine.  In years past there would have been guys working all around us.  We were hauling in areas that are usually fished by gill-netters, hook boats and surrounded by draggers on the softer bottom.  With the exception of a couple of lobster boats, I did not see one fishing boat until I was back in the harbor.

NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco Thursday issued a ringing defense of her and now the nation’s catch share system, telling one of her and her policy’s fiercest critics that catch shares are “merely a tool,” not an outcome, and are thus “not the cause” of lost fishing industry jobs.

I not only think that Jane’s catch share system is the cause, but that her tool has created the exact outcome that she was looking for.  Early next year lawsuits brought on by the cities of New Bedford and Gloucester will go to trial.  NOAA’s attorneys, along with those of several of the “non-profit green freaks” are already trying to block full disclosure of the relationships between NOAA and organizations such as the PEW foundation, ocean conservancy and environmental defense fund (of which Jane Lubchenko was once head).   If they fail, Jane Lubchenko is going to resemble a turtle on its back.  I can’t wait until she starts pointing fingers.


Here is the link to the Times article:

Best…Christmas…Card… Ever.

December 13, 2010

Sarah and I plan on taking the necessary steps to ensure that we will be able to enjoy this card for years to come.  A true holiday classic.  Ryan, we too look forward to see you too.  Only twelve more months.