Tuesday, December 27, 2011

T.O.W.E.D 2011

This is one of those blogs that will not be picked up by a TV station news department or newspaper but should be as it has real impact this time of year.

The short story here is this, back in 1992 President Bush Senior with the help of TRAA or Towing Recovery Association of America created a program directly aimed at those who drink and drive. The aim was simple, give a person a ride and tow their passenger vehicle home free of charge within a 25 mile radius, no questions asked.

Then since we are members of TRAA, we took this on, and the tradition continues.

Once again in 2011 on New Years eve, if someone, anyone goes to a bar has too much to drink, to drive home, if they call us at 208-212-9653 within 15 minutes we will come to the bar they are at, hook up their ride, and tow their ride and take them home free of charge, no questions asked. This is limited to passenger vehicles not big rig trucks.

This does not mean we take them to another party, or celebration, but home to sleep it off. This way their vehicle goes home with them safe and secure, and thy get home, not in jail or worse.

The program is called TOWED or Tow Operators Working to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

Just thought the news media ought to know, so they might pass it along.

L8R Ya'll

Crazy Cooter

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas From the Hazzard County AyreWolvez


In the words of a song from John Lennon, So here it is Christmas, What have we done? Much but not enough, and I will say this, 2012 is prone to be a much more aggressive year for us in our unit of this squadron called simply the Hazzard County AyreWolvez.

Relocation is high on the list, and its not just another part of my lust for wandering, it has to do simply with the fact that the utility rates and bills here in Heyburn Idaho are just too high. Rent at $450.00 and now the city bill at $405.00 is $200.00 more than I make all year. Oh it’ll be paid, but its going to be one of the last, telling Susan on January 2nd, that I’m moving. I don’t know if it’ll be back to Utah or east to Pocky, but there is little if anything here in southwestern Idaho holding me here, and family in the eastern side of the state, not to mention Utah, makes the relocation required .

While I’m not selling my tow truck LexiBelle, I am going to park it in a storage unit, fix LiL Lexi, figure out where I’m landing then focus more effort, on AyreWolf Aviation, get back in the air making better money than I can going towing.

In April, 2012, I’ll be turning command of this unit of the AyreWolvez over to Commander , Ron Adams of  Bliss, Idaho and hopefully Nurse GoodBody will help him in the transition.

From me and all of the Hazzard County AyreWolvez, Merry Christmas.

L8R Aviators


Quote of the day:
Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. - Bob Thaves
Isaiah 9:6“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

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Christmas Humm bug


In years past, Christmas was a time of wonder for me. With a mom & Dad that truly made the impossible possible and happen. And that just gotta have toy, it was not unthinkable for my Dad to go right to the manufacturer and buy the damn thing , what ever it was, if some local or area retailer just did not have the whatever spagnaferious toy.

80% of the time I played with the boxes, most of which one could fit inside of, than I would the toy that came in it.

It wasn’t until age 6 that I discovered the reality of the so called Santa Clause, and learned it was mom & Dad , that was in fact was the mysterious gift giver. Mom & Dad both worked awfully hard the years they were together. The investment knowledge they had except for this dump called Idaho was impeccable. They could spot of silver in a pile of crap and somehow bring it to luster. Unfortunately I do not possess that knowledge or ability. If I had I would never ever moved from Utah to either Wyoming or Idaho.

Idaho somewhere called the Gem of the Mountains, has lost its luster, in fact , started to rust. Yes a new Yogurt plant opened up in Twin Falls, and a new big bang something just opened in Idaho Falls, but not in Mini Cassia any where. The fact is the energy and such costs are truly outrageous.

I just got my latest utility bill from Heyburn City. Oh the city clerks and all are nice, but $ sense sezz this is not  long term thing. You always notice in the Slime News, that 70% of the ads for places for rent or sale in this area are from both Rupert or Heyburn, more over most of the vacancies are from the Mini Cassia area. I used to see promise here, what I truly see is the need to find the exit door. Even if I wanted too, and I don’t, but even if I wanted to stay up here, I’d have to get a job from somewhere here, to live here, which I cain’t cuzz of SSI. I’d loose, albeit as low as they are, still I’d loose what benefits I do have.

Not for me, I have had numerous members of the club say to me, get your ass out of there. Why the hell are you still there? Hell as screwed up as Tammy was, she bailed, she saw the area as a dead end, and I’m rapidly reaching that point.

Christmas always signals the near end of a year. The saying the past is the past, and does not repeat, don’t live where I do. But thing is, to not continue the repeat, the past year changes need to be made. In my case its move to Utah, reunite with Cuzzin Gordon, build on AyreWolf Aviation and not so much Hazzard County as it is in Idaho, and reverse the swirl of intake suction that is engulfing me.

Bottom line, like many , we too are leaving Mini Cassia going where money can still be made.

As far as Christmas, hum bug.

More on that Christmas Day.

L8R Aviators

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Quote of the day:
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz
Luke 2:16-20“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”

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Friday, December 23, 2011

But damn Todd I could have stayed asleep, EasyRiders spoiled me for life



So there I was dreaming of high school poking fun at this little Blonde that I have been searching for, from Layton Utah named Peggy Follett or that was her name then, when I remembered, shit my DOD/PSR is supposed to be here for his twice weekly visit, so best get up. So I struggled to the table, mixed up some oatmeal took a dump , showered and greeted a cold but sorta sunny day.

So in the Radio studio here at my Road House, get a call from Todd, asks if he can roll in at 17:00 hours. What the shit? I don’t care, bet he wishes that other folks he sees doing his disabled American Veteran gig, was as flexible in scheduling.

But damn it, I could have slept all day. Was up all night fixing as best as I could Internet related bullshit on my trusty Acer Computer, and needed the shut eye. There are only 4 times in my waking hours when I can completely unwind. When I’m in the air flying, on my bike riding, in my truck going wherever and when I’m horizontal sleeping, even then half awake, for you who wonder about that, its a Marine thing. The rest of my hours I’m as tense as can be, being the perfectionist I am, I demand excellence in my crew and from my crew. Anything less and they get the boot.

So any time I can uncork and unwind, I’m into it. And considering that I have done little of uncorking in the past 20 years, if any. I treasure when I can. Used to be that the hours and days from latter November to mid February used to be time to be going toewing. Guess the great white spirit, kept the idea of cold snow off my door for this year considering I wasn’t ready for it.

With that in mind and to honor others such as EasyRiders Magazine, etc, its with great honor that the Knytes-of-Anarchy is designing what will hail simply as CooTer’s Rode House near American Falls Idaho. Likewise , and there is something beyond the locals , that an old sports shop west of Burley on U.S. 30 has been chosen as the site of the Tragic Valley’s finger of CooTer’s Rode House. If ya’ll want to look into what both are all about, check out the March 2012 issue of In The Wind.

Finally plans are in the wind(no pun intended) to create a celebration of two wheels and the biker lifestyle, west of the Rockies, as good as if not maybe better than Sturgis. In a small pocket called Atomic City Idaho. 4 days of boobs, food, bands, bikes, and trucks. With some ayre mixed in.

As I close today, the fact that in more ways than I can count, the fact that we here in the AyreWolvez are essentially bikers with wings, the only difference is our rides truly fly, the rest is up for interpretation , by the onlooker. The fact that we essentially like the same thing including living life on the edge, which as they say, if your not living life on the age , your taking up too much space.

So in view of that and this applies to our TV ads as well, if I get a email or see something online, it’d better have the eye candy both beauty and machine as EasyRiders has or I just don’t get all wet enough to buy the whatever email or buy the product on TV. This Holiday season, Victoria’s Secret TV ads have excelled. There is an ad that was on line from T-Mobile , but never made it to TV, if it did, I didn’t see it, and considering the amount of TV in the winter I watch, if it was on, I saw it, if I didn’t see it it tweren’t on TV.

The rest of the holiday, in fact TV ad fare left me kinda hungry. I know the economy is bad, I know ad production budgets are tighter than a ticks ass, but if you want to draw attention and get folks to buy, some hot , but tasteful eye candy, pitching product or service does wonders.

Many are waiting for the government to ignite the damp economy. I say bullsbreath. We Confederate southerners don’t wait for the Yankee Union Government to do anything, we git-r-done ourselves. That’s the only way you improve anything. It’s like my Mom told me as a young Wolf-Pup, the only way to get on your feet, is to get off your butt. If ya’ll want to do something, do it. Within the law that is, and if your idea pushes that envelope so be it, push the envelope. Do it anyway.

But for me, if its a TV ad, or email in my inbox unless it has EasyRiders sizzle, I ain’t interested.

Oh and by the way, yes there is something under the wings to doing an EasyRiders mag , for us who fly, that will be called WyldAyre. Watch for that this coming fall.

But when it comes to come on’s EasyRiders has spoiled me.

I smell like cow dung so heading for shower, see you overnight during the midnight hours.

L8R Aviators

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Quote of the day:
There are a terrible lot of lies going around the world, and the worst of it is half of them are true. - Sir Winston Churchill
Luke 2:11-14“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.””

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

When the young bastards go to bed


I may just want to much, or have the fantasy that online speed should be like that of say Star Trek, where things instantly pop up and work. Maybe a mere 50 mgz of speed is not enough , and even though I’m paying for 50 mgz of speed from Cable One here , I dang sure ain’t gettin it.

What I may desire and surely will not see in my lifetime is Internet speed of 1000 mps.

I also have noticed that when the young bastards go to bed and folks go off to dream land, is when I get at least something close to the speed, and bandwidth that I’m paying for and desire that can sustain my online media continuity and quality.

Of course it couldst be that its slow Idaho, and bouncing signal off of mountain tops here could be part of the turtle like online velocity, I get. But can’t we get at least half way there here? Just once I’d like to get all of what I’m paying for in a online access network.

Hell, I can remember though, in Pocatello, when I lived just a spit shy of Idaho State University there. I accessed this one wifi connection , that must have had at least 80 mps, cause the damn thing loaded like , right now, never skipped a beat, and had both speed and bandwidth that made my albeit limited then, radio show transmission over online , work.

Thing is; if it can be done there, why not here? Likewise why can’t at least Century Link or Cable-One, roll something out , that does what they advertise?

All I know is this, if you want to do something online, do it overnight cause it works best, When the young bastards go to bed.

L8R Aviators\

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Quote of the day:
Sure I'm for helping the elderly. I'm going to be old myself some day. - Lillian Carter
Luke 2:8-11“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

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Brother Speed ain’t the only MC in Cassia County or Burley area of Idaho


There are times that I’d like to walk up to some people, grab em by the shirt and say are you that fracking stupid? Do you not understand that the reason you ain’t seen green from us is you give us no ink? And yet ya’ll know if ya’ll did that the dude with the badge would show up so you byte your lip, take a dip, and think, “ Ah how little they know” .

Yet , try as I might , the idiots do not either read my sent postings to them, or something but, they ought to.

The fact is; Brother Speed MC , is not the only MC in Idaho , more over the Mini Cassia area of Idaho. Long b4 there was Brother Speed here, long b4, there was a TV show and way b4, even there was a The Voice a regurgitation of what was the Southern Idaho Press. That was absorbed by Lee Communications that also owns the Slime News from Twinky Flatts, and an eon b4 there was the Weekly Reader here, in this area, SAMCRO MC was here, in the form of the Hazzard County Knytes. Way b4. And yet we are ignored. By all fairness I will say this. The Hazzard Knytes and elder cuzzin the Knytes-of-Anarchy which has escalated to being the Mountain West Region Charter of SAMCRO . Our clubs are a bit more aggressive than some. Yes we tend to rub some the wrong way at times, and although far from accurate the thought that our club is anti LDS, still we deserve some press ink too.

But all that said if the idiots at The Voice, ever wants to see our advertising dollars , they’ll start giving SAMCRO the same courtesy, of press ink, they give Brother Speed.

Again the question is, and seems to be; is it the job or duty of SAMCRO MC to hold everybody’s hand? If its big bad and happening, is it our job to make that happen? If so, why us?

So to you The Voice, look up from your damn keyboard something is shaking right in front of you, and as its been said, you snooze, you lose.

L8R Ya’ll

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Quote of the day:
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost
Luke 2:8-11“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

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Some people like to sleep


So there I was snoozing and getting into a really erotic dream of April Scott(Daisy Duke , Dukes-of-Hazzard Beginnings) , when I get interrupted by a call from what I gathered from background noise was a few college frat boys , looking to wake this sleeping kaynyne. The call came from the 214 area code which is southern California somewhere. Apparently the youths were looking for a funding partner for some energy research project. Hey I’m all for energy, and AyreWolf Aviation is into that , but at 07:30 hours, this old Wolf needs what sleep we can get.

There are better ways and times to pitch an idea, not at 07:30 hours, that’s 7:30 AM for you none military folks out there.

I’ll look at the prospectus and see for real what these kids have in mind and pass it along.

Okay then.

It’s nearing the end of a long dreadful and painful year , and while I’d like to say that next year might be better, and it might, I hope its not a repeat of 2011. The question I have is this; Do I have to hold everyone’s hand? Jimminee Friskies, I’m only one WolfMan. I’m getting old and I have my own wolf-pack to tend to.

That said, the 2012 search for both Miss Hazzard County and Miss AyreWolf is on. This year there is an increase in one of the postings. Miss AyreWolf, will get a whopping $300k modeling contract, with a matching grant by a very well know aircraft manufacturer, with us at AyreWolf Aviation, (that’s $150k a piece) . We are going national in both a major redoux of our fave TV show with the Lady as its main star.

Should ya’ll be interested, ring my bell , at 208-212-9653 but please call after NOON Mountain Standard Time. More on the honey talent searches after the new year, and oh yes, transplanting back into Utah. More on that after the holidays.

L8R Aviators


Quote of the day:
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mark Zuckerburg of FaceBook , needs to take a page out of Googles book


I hope I can make it through this entry as my arthritis is really painful tonight.

I saw this diddy on CNBC about the rise to power of FaceBook and creator Mark Zuckerburg.

The all think they know all of FaceBook is still a big maybe since much of FaceBook is still although walking , is still very much an infant.

Try to set something up on FaceBook as far as a page, unless your a youngster in some geeky college kid , forget it. While over at Google, building a Blogger page is just a few clicks, that even a sheep herder on the desert in an old wagon, can complete.

So was I successful on FaceBook setting up a page for the Knytes-of-Anarchy? Yes. However I don’t know if I was able to get the word out from all my contacts from Gmail etc, to visit the site on FaceBook. Which is good and bad. First the layers of security from Google is good since it keeps out the riff raff out, yet sharing 411 from or with your Gmail contacts is a real trial and error. Mostly error.

If FaceBook is so damn smart, why can’t they go simple like Google’s, Blogger? For that matter, why can’t Google get along nice with its competitor FaceBook and allow easier sharing of information? Not everything, but at least contacts so you can share info with those contacts.

Its been said that simplicity is best. Like electricity , people surfing the web gravitate to the path with low resistance.

While identity theft and Internet security is important , if its YOU, and YOU own that email address, why can’t you do with it as you wish, without violating the inside security of your contacts? It should be your choice.

I’ll do more on this Thursday, but my fingers are cramping so I need to close for now.

As I do so, hey FaceBook take a page out of Google, on simplicity.

L8R Ya’ll


Quote of the day:
I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. - Peter De Vries
Luke 2:6-7“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

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Same Shit Different Day crash and burn


Seems every day, I open my email inbox and find way too many newsletters, and headline news notices, that are quite frankly , the same shit, just a different day. Likewise , myself, I go on the ayre barking about everything that I see and yet it feels like its the same shit, just a different day.

By now most of ya’ll know of the ramp up of HazzardAyre Radio becoming more than a syndicated show, or a LPFM here near where I live. The fact that pending FCC approval Confederate Star Media and HazzardAyre has for all intents bought former KBAR AM1230 out of Rupert Idaho and bringing it in town to Burley/Heyburn, to be the AM radio side of HazzardAyre/Dixie Diesel Radio.

Ya’ll know that SAMCRO is one of our parent organizations and that the United American Independent Truckers Association is the other. Ya’ll know that the Knytes-of-Anarchy, has become the regional charter of both SAMCRO and the UAITA. Ya’ll also know that the Hazzard County Knytes has become the Idaho Charter of those groups. In total, membership is at the 25k level with 5k of that here in both the Knytes-of-Anarchy and the Hazzard County Knytes.

Ya’ll know since the founding of the UAITA as the TeenAge Truckers Association in 1974 , I have been its mouthpiece and reporter , as well as escalating to being Executive President to be demoted twice to Executive Operations Director, to being charter President.

These are things most of ya’ll already know, so it really does not need to be rehashed.

Ya’ll know that since my Mom passed away in 1983, I have been trying to reignite a fire under my tow service , as well the shop. With restricted access to family money, and all, to that family money getting locked up under a ongoing law suit, that brought down Flying J that is now part of  the Pilot Travel Plazas family. The Transport Bank, of Ogden Utah, is still fighting that, and yes, hopefully b4 I reach the pearly gates, that suit will bare fruit, of near $850 , million. Of that the family gets $150k a year in interest payments, and of that I see $50k of that split twice a year, by the main bean counter in Utah, Cuzzin Bud. Who is at the 95 yard stick of the highway of life, and that another person has been put in charge, but will take a few months to get up to speed. Thankfully its not a family member. An independent outfit in Blackfoot, Idaho has been in the drivers seat. Until then I struggle to hold it together in difficult economic times, and yet keeping my own firm, and my 10 employees happy, paid , and productive. Yet still trying to do the clubs bidding and business.

I try to report everything that I can, as it happens, but its just going over the same things every time, and quite frankly I have reached a critical point in my life where I’m crashing and burning out. Simply put , I’m getting older and all and , hell I haven’t had a just a day for me or a vacation for me, that wasn’t club or company work related in over 25 years. Heck its been nearly that long, since I took time off, long enuff to just go out, relax and get greasy with a lady or even a friendly meal with a lady. The other day this gal at one of the Mini Cassia(Idaho) eateries, came up and gave me a albeit brief shoulder rub. My nerves tensed up, then relaxed and my britches got wet just from a simple touch.

So here’s some news, that is sorta news. To revive my sunlights in both my duty for the club, and to some degree company(my company- Hazzard County Choppers{HCC} and CooTer’s Toewing) I’m in search of both housing in Twin Falls, and operations hq . As well as HQ in either Gooding or Wendell for the company. Resuming work that will intensify on the Buhl radio station, and so on. The vision I saw in the mini Cassia area of Idaho was just a mirage. Sure a year ago there was snow all over the place here, there was a need, but this year its been more miss than hit of snow and tows. Added to that no fresh talent for the radio stations, no talent for visual productions, nor at least credible direction for same, so why suffer? The shyster who conned me into coming here, the shyster with the shop that does not do leases, instead ups the rent rate two months after your in a shop place, and so on. Not for me. My DOD/PSR agreed with me that relocation is on the table and right now there is very little that would prevent me from doing like so many of the Mini Cassia area from bugging out and moving where the numbers are there to sustain, operations. So why suffer?

If I don’t do something soon, I’m going to crash & burn and I’d rather not do that. There is so much to do here. With the southern Confederate movement, and all that is on the boards with that. The promise of what can be with HCC and all. Yes its going to take time, but I’m tired of food banks, that are preferenced for the local Hispanic community rather than folks like me just needing to get a boost. City Hall’s that wont budge on giving someone some breathing room to work things out on utilities, shysters who take advantage. Naw, I need to be back on Hazzard County turff, and that’s where I’m headed.

That all said, I’m taking the next two weeks off starting today, to restore and replenish myself during the holidays. See ya’ll after the 5th of January 2012.

Unless there is a major development , I’m in front of the TV , not in front of this computer or on the ayre.

Until then, have a high flying Christmas. 

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Quote of the day:
Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. - Will Rogers
Luke 2:6-7“While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.”

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