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Sunday, July 05, 2015

Other than the whole "Dogs vs. Fireworks" thing...

It was a pretty mellow 4th of July here at the Ragin' household.  And after a bit, the dogs settled down and just looked at us every time some firework went off, as if to say "Hey, should I be alarmed right now?  No?  OK, I'll just lay here then."

Had seafood for dinner.  Not the stereotypical burgers and hot dogs, but the wife really, really REALLY wanted crab.  So we found a place that had live Dungeness crab for $10 a pound, grabbed a pound of shrimp to go with it, and had us a cholesterol-laden seafood dinner.  With butter.  And lemon juice.

Maybe when we're out of this shithole we'll go back to being wild party animals on the 4th.  But I don't want to be out and about on any major holiday in LA.  The people here can't drive on a good day.  Get them liquored up and hopped up on cordite, and I refuse to be on the same roads as they are.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

The 4th of July

I will avoid anything political today.  Instead, enjoy one of the best songs J.P. Souza ever wrote.




Friday, July 03, 2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015

And speaking of "triggered"

This precious little snowflake triggers my desire to bitch-slap the post-modern sniveling right out of her.



Ugh.  What a sad, pathetic excuse for a human.

I'm going to be blunt and offensive

So if you're one of those folks who get "triggered", close your eyes.

George Takei called Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface".

Now, setting aside the realization that nobody on the Left is going to call out Takei on his racism, here's my question (and me getting offensive):

If George Takei didn't like sucking cock or taking it up the ass, would anyone give a damn about what he said?

No.  No they would not.  No more than they gave a damn about what James Doohan thought.

Nicer take on George the Moron Takei:  He's just stupid, and bitter that Shatner was a bigger star than he was.  Still - did they bring out Checkov for a statement on politics?  No.  Are they hounding Shatner for a statement on politics?  No.

So what makes Takei the politics guy for the media?  Because it's their kind of politics, and he's gay.  That's it.  That's the criteria.  He is a man who fucks other men, and the media loves him for it.

Welcome to the New America.  Leave your sanity at the door.

I wish someone would stand up for the Kurds in Iraq

But it sure ain't gonna be Obama.

Here's how to tell which way Obama is going to go on any issue:  Does it benefit him personally, and does it conform to his Marxist ideology?

Both questions require a "Yes" before he acts.  If either question returns a "No", then it's Bush's fault and you're a racist.

Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades. 
They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.

The world wanted Obama.  Remember the rallies?  Remember the look of orgasmic delight on the faces of the people in Europe as Obama gave his speeches?

The world wanted Obama, and the world got Obama.  Enjoy, you fuckers.

Quote of the Day, stolen from Ace

Regarding the Left and their power fetish.

Let's sweep away the lies and just say it out loud:  
90% of the left's attempts at social control are simply attempt to outlaw behaviors they perceived as favoed or engaged in by 'traditional" "conservative" "old-school" "white" etc. people. 
Thus, a liberal can simulataneously demand that cigarettes be outlawed but marijuana be legalized.
(.....) 
 It's absolute juvenile revenge fantasy, leftover from the '60s. That's all it is. The younger generation of activist are automatons acting out the revenge fantasies of their professors.

Preach it!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

"The Thighmaster of urban public policy"

Hah!



Rail is a 19th century technology.  Back to the future!

Setting up for failure

on the Air Power side of the house.

The test pilot flying the F-35 makes it very clear that the new jet, even in its ideal configuration without any external stores, was no match against a Block-40 F-16C in a less-than-ideal configuration with a pair of under-wing fuel tanks:

The F-35 needs to be scrapped.  It'll be a money loss, I know.  But it would be a bigger loss of both money, men and power to have our new shiny toy getting shot down in droves by the ChiComs or Ruskies.  This bird is going to be an albatross strung about the neck of the military for decades to come.  This plane can barely hold it's own against an airframe that came out decades ago.  The F-22 would slaughter the F-35.  And the F-35 cannot perform the functions of the airplanes it's supposed to replace.

This is getting flat out ridiculous.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Puerto Rico is going broke

Of course they are.  What nobody seems to be pointing out is the massive amounts of corruption that have sucked out billions upon billions of dollars that were poured into the island.

The island of Puerto Rico is broken because the society there is broken.  When I left there in 2008, the fourth consecutive governor was being indicted on multiple federal charges.  At this point, unless you wipe the slate clean and start over, you're not going to fix a darn thing.


Monday, June 29, 2015

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day, Consequences edition

White Christian conservative attachment to the Constitution and traditional American ideals such as representative democracy are consequences of their deeper attachments. Once those connections severed, they are simply a larger, more dedicated, more effective, and better-armed group playing the game of power. I tend to doubt post-democracy is going to be all that those celebrating it now believe it will be.

He quotes John Adams in the previous paragraph as well.  The people now celebrating the destruction of the rule of law have no idea the hell that they've unleashed.  It was the rule of law that kept them safe.  They, being brainless fucktards of the highest order, thought that history could never apply to them, and attacked the very society that holds things together.

All it takes is a few good shooters, a powerful enough rifle, and the electrical grid goes down.  Tell me, how long until the liberals start to eat each other in their cities, far away from all the things they need to keep living their comfortable lives?

"Progressive" ideology

is all about results.  Never mind the law, never mind the rules, never mind how many dead bodies you have to walk over to get to the finish line, just get the results.

Which is why the four ProgNazi justices on the Supreme Clown Court of American never, ever wander off the reservation.  You know how they're going to vote.  You know how they roll.


Did you notice that there was not an iota of speculation about how the four Progressive justices would vote? 
There was never a shadow of a doubt. In the plethora of opinions generated by these three cases, there is not a single one authored by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, or Sonia Sotomayor. There was no need. They are the Left’s voting bloc. There was a better chance that the sun would not rise this morning than that any of them would wander off the reservation.
They are just another example of how little the Left actually cares about the Rule of Law.  The Left is all about the Rule of Man, which is why most Leftist countries end up being run by some dictator or another.  The Democrats in this Country didn't elect Obama to be their president.  They want him to be their King, their God, their Lord, to make all the hard decisions for them so that they don't have to worry their pathetic little heads over things like Freedom, or it's flip side, Responsibility.

And they're destroying this country.