Day by Day

Saturday, February 10, 2007

The safety and security of our public schools is a joke

My son attends Giaudrone Middle School in Tacoma Washington. I will be the first to say that most public schools are hit-or-miss. Recently my son was attacked with brass knuckles by another student on the way home from school. A police report was filed. The student was identified. Neither the school or the police are doing anything. The child will not be suspended or disciplined in any way.

My understanding has always been that the school is responsible for you from the time you walked out your door, until you got home from school. If this happened when I was in school, the attacker would have been suspended.

My son was telling me about other things happening at local schools in within "the aroma of Tacoma". Apparently there have also been bomb threats and shootings . Once again it is just proof that the public has gone to hell, and not only are you no longer allowed to protect yourself, but, you can not count on the ones with responsibility to do so, either!!!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Anna Nichole Smith dead

Although I'm sure you've heard that by now. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Although it's probably wrong of me, I'm going to predict that they'll find so many drugs in her system that the people in the autopsy room will have a contact high for at least a week.


Look, I really don't know why people paid so much attention to her, unless it was the "Trainwreck" syndrome. You know it's horrible, but you just can't look away. When they were showing videos of her C-section on the web, I though that had crossed the line. Why in g-d's name would you put something like that on the web? What's worse, PEOPLE WATCHED IT!

That level of obsession just ain't healthy.

Anyways, I figure that by the time I come back from the range, they'll figure out what happened to her, and plaster it all over the news. Not like there's anything really important going on, right? I mean, you can't have the biased press putting out horror story after horror story ALL the time, right? They need a break, right? Plus, after we all found out that Jamil Hussien was a lying SOB, if he even exists at all, they had to find someone else to give them their propaganda, and that takes TIME, people! You can't just fabricate stories in a day, you know! They need a break, so they had to find some way to distrac... HEY LOOK! ANNA NICHOLE SMITH DIED!

Gah. I'm off to go put some holes in some targets. I'll see you all Monday.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

DAY-um!

OK, so even if you want to say that the Clinton's hands are clean, it still doesn't seem to be safe to be involved with any of their business.

You can call me SWEATY MAN!

Ever seen a man lose ten pounds of water weight in one day? Happens to me more than I would like down here. I'm also a bit sunburned. Oh joy. I can't wait to see what I look like after this weekend.

Anyways, since my unit is getting ready to go to the range, I'm going to be out of circulation for the next three days. I'll be back sometime Monday. I hope you can all live without me until then.

I'll do what I can to get the Raging Mrs. to blog in my absence.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Oh Dear Lord...

The Democrats American Communist Party and their mouthpiece the MSM are at it again, this time with what has got to be one of the most biased headlines I've seen in a good long while, accusing Republicans of "stifling debate".

Go read that link to Powerline, because explaining it would make my head explode. The biased press and their Orwellian doublespeak make me want to puke.

Sniveling dipwad soon to be court-martialed.

And it can't come too soon.

FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Accused by the Army of betraying his fellow soldiers, a lieutenant who refused to ship out to Iraq will have a chance to explain himself at his court-martial.

First Lt. Ehren Watada was expected to be one of two defense witnesses called when his court-martial resumes Wednesday, as he fights charges of conduct unbecoming an officer and missing movement for refusing to leave last June with his unit, the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.


This idiot signed up AFTER the invasion of Iraq. He knew what the Army was doing, where it was sending troops, and why. Yet he still raised his right hand, took an oath, and promptly crapped all over that oath when his unit was mobilized. As far as I'm concerned, he needs to be dishonorably discharged and sent on his way. I suppose four years in the Leavenworth Prison might not be a bad idea, but I myself wouldn't push that issue. What I think is important is the Dishonorable Discharge. As in, "You're such a slimy fuckweasel that we'll say so to anyone who asks."

At this point, I'm inclined to believe that his whole Army career was one big political statement in the making. I wouldn't want him in my unit, that's for sure. "Oh, I don't want to go to Iraq, why can't you send me to Afghanistan?" BECAUSE YOUR UNIT TRAINED TO GO TO IRAQ, YOU MISERABLE PISSANT! This selfish asshat violated most if not all of the Army Values in his pre-planned political statement, and it's the troops in his unit who will suffer the most for it.

Kick him out, tell the world what a slimy fuckweasel he is, and move on. He doesn't deserve to be associated with the Army.

So, Border Patrol....

How's that recruiting going, anyways?

One of two former Border Patrol agents sentenced to more than a decade in prison for shooting and wounding a suspected Mexican drug smuggler was beaten by a group of inmates last weekend, a Texas congressman confirmed to FOXNews.com.

Ignacio Ramos, who was transferred to the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex in Mississippi last month to begin serving his 12-year sentence for the February 2005 shooting of Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, was placed in a special housing unit after the incident pending an investigation, according to T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council.

"We received verbal confirmation from the prison folks that he was assaulted and went to the infirmary and was treated for injuries," Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, told FOXNews.com, adding that he has requested a written report of the incident.

Another agent, Jose Compean, is serving 11 years in another facility for the same border shooting.


They went to jail because they shot a drug-smuggling asshole who had crossed over the border, ILLEGALY, with his ILLEGAL DRUGS, and pointed a gun at Border Patrol agents. Now they're in jail. Not just in jail, but in the general population which includes a whole bunch of illegal alien criminals.

I'm sure that people are just RUSHING to sign up with the Border Patrol, knowing that they could be SENT TO JAIL for DOING THEIR FUCKING JOBS!

They shouldn't go to jail for shooting a drug running criminal, they should be given a pay bonus and put back to work! At this point, I'm convinced that the gubmint doesn't give a shit about enforcing the law, and they're activly trying to make it easier for drug runners, illegal aliens, and other criminals to make it into the USA.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Maybe it's just me

But does anyone else think that if S.F. mayor Gavin Newsom was a Republican, he would have been forced out of office by the relentless drumbeat of modern "feminists" by now?

I mean, sleeping with the wife of a co-worker is probably accepted in San Fran, I'll grant you that. But I see a distict double standard in the way the Left treats it's adulterers, vs. how they treat anyone on the Right who acts the way the Left does.

Did that sentance make sense?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

By the way, Cable can go to hell

Well, it's official - the cable company STILL hasn't gotten the channels back that they dumped, so we're dumping them. I see no reason to pay money every month for two hundred channels that I don't watch.

So, at the end of this month, we will be a TV free house.

Yay.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Bowl Notes

I thought that after the Bears ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown that we would have a barn-burner on our hands.

Rex Grossman needs some more seasoning. He's just too inexperienced at this point. Maybe in a couple of years, he'll be what he needs to be in order to win the big one.

That said, he's been to a game that most other QB's haven't, so maybe he doesn't have that far to go.

And on the topic of Grossman, one thing that chaps my ass is how everyone this year compared him to Trent Dilfer. "Hey, the Ravens won with Dilfer, how hard can it be?" To everyone who ever made that statement - piss off. You've just demonstrated that you have NO IDEA OF WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT. Look, Dilfer is never going to be confused with Joe Montana or John Elway. That's a simple observation. But Dilfer does what many QB's have a problem doing - he takes care of the ball. He doesn't turn it over. He didn't have to score forty points a game, because he had a great defense. But the reason he won is because he didn't pull any boneheaded plays and give the ball away. Ask yourself this question: Who were the Baltimore recievers when they won the Superbowl? If you don't have an answer ready, maybe that should tell you how good Dilfer was. You had a defense, a running back, and Dilfer. He didn't have Jerry Rice, or Micheal Irvine, or Shannon Sharpe, or Troy Brown, or ANYONE. But he still managed to get the ball to where it needed to go.

He might not be a great QB, but he's a good one. And lest we forget, he has something that Dan Marino, Jim Kelly, and a host of other Hall of Famer's don't have. A Super Bowl Ring. You don't get those by making bonehead mistakes. Just ask Rex Grossman.

And since we're on the subject of QB's, can we please, please, PLEASE stop with the "Manning's good, but he hasn't won a (fill in the blank here) yet." That monkey is officially off his back. Period. He's got nothing left to prove to anyone but himself. I actually heard some talking head say "Does he have to win another Super Bowl to cement his legacy?" WHAT? I'm sorry, but the gazillions of yards thrown, the flaming assloads of TD's, the number of victories, now a Super Bowl win, and people don't think his legacy is set?

I mean, I know that these talking heads aren't exactly the smartest kids in class, but PUH-LEEZE!

Can someone please find out what the Indy defense was eating for breakfast over the past month, and ship a case of it to the Seattle Seahawks? Pretty please? They went from cardboard pushovers to rampaging beasts out for blood. Holy moly. We need some of that in Seattle!

Speaking of defense, how did the Chicago D-line get pushed around like gradeschool girls? What the hell was that about? Indy ran the ball down the Bear's throat, and all the Bears could do was say "Thank you sir, may I have another!" Not good. Brian Urlacher has to be spitting fire right about now, since he seemed to be the only Chicago defender actually playing the entire game. Hell, at one point he ran halfway across the field to make a tackle, since the three defenders currently in that area seemed to be more interested it studying the lay of the turf rather than making the tackle themselves.

Doesn't the very name "Brian Urlacher" sound like a linebacker's name? The man was fated to play defense. Like Dick Butkis. Seems to me with a name like "Butkis" you have two options: turn into a whiny sissyboy, or rip people's heads off for a living. And with "Dick" as your first name? Sheesh. That's why he was such a great linebacker - he was so pissed off at his parents for giving him that name that he just wanted to kill people. Or plant them waist deep into the turf. Whatever. I bet a lot of the people he hit wished that he'd just pulled out a gun and blew them away, it would have hurt less. Same with Urlacher. I would love to be a fly on the wall when the defense gets together for their next meeting, by the way.

Meh. Back to work.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Super Bowl

I don't have a dog in this fight, so I'm watching it just to enjoy the game. However, if I was pressed to pick who I wanted to win, I would have to give my support to the Indianapolis Colts, since it was the ChiCAAAAgo Bears that knocked my Seahawks out of the playoffs.

Meh. Gimme da Colts by a field-goal.

What I'm really exited about, however, is the three pounds of chickwings I've got smoking right now. Once they're good and tasty, I'm going to cook 'em up with high heat, and then put a chipotle pepper sauce on 'em that'll have my colon leaping straight out my asshole and cooling off in the toilet bowl. I may need to bring a bowl of ice-cubes with me to the bathroom tomorrow morning.

YEE-HAW!

They don't support the troops;

Part one gazzilion and something or other.

The military’s place is to do the bidding of the United States citizenry…period! It is not for them to criticize the American population for deciding they no longer want to fund a war.

This, of course, is a point I have brought up many times and the Milblogs when crazy then. You, the military, are the servants of the people. That is what you signed up for. We send you to war and we bring you home. We tell you when to wake up and when to go to bed. If you do not like that, GET OUT. But, that is the life you chose.

The next thing the milblog right wingers were upset about was when Arkin called our Military a mercenary force. Well, guess what, it is!! To get people to fight this war we have had to add all sorts of additional benefits, bonuses, insurance etc. The only way to get people to go was to pay them a lot more - the definition of a mercenary. Also, if you count the 100,000 or so “contractors” over there, that is even more evidence of a mercenary force. I called it at this post last year.

If the military is going to “take on” the American public by saying we have no right to change how we want to deploy them then they have joined the fight. I have said all along, and in the book, The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War the idea that the American military has lost contact with the United States Citizens has been proven. They have. Arkin called it right!


So in short, this asshat is saying "Shut up, you blood-thirsty mercenaries! We own you and we'll tell you want to do!"

Uh, no. We do NOT do the bidding of the US Citizenry, because the majority of the US citizenry isn't fit to direct a military operation! There's a reason officers need a degree to wear that metal on their shoulder. There's a reason officers and NCO's have to go to school after school after school. Most Sergeants Major have a Master's degree. You can barely sniff Sergeant First Class if you don't at least have a BA. To even get into Warrant Officer Candidate school you must have an Associate's Degree. We have the best educated, highest trained force the world has ever seen, and it's that way for a reason! Military operations take skill, coordination, and INTELLIGENCE, and I guaran-damn-TEE that the majority of Leftists babbling about the military couldn't even begin to do what a junior enlisted soldier does on a regular basis.

The military follows the orders of the Commander in Chief, and that CinC has the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who represent the branches of the military. The Joint Chiefs are all generals, the top of their profession. Every Joint Chief has a Command Sergeant Major on his staff (Or a Command Master Chief Petty Officer) so that both enlisted and commissioned soldiers can give their experience and wisdom to a decision that will effect millions of people. If the military is going to go to war, it will be on the orders of the President, after careful consideration with the Joint Chiefs. It will not be because some brain-dead fucktard from Berzerkley thinks that he can give orders to people who are ten times his better!

We do not do the citizenry's "bidding". If we did, we wouldn't have much of a military left. Let's look at the Oath of Enlistment, shall we?

I, Raging Dave, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God
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No mention of the peepul in there at all, is there? I support and defend the Constitution of the United States. I obey the orders of the President and the officers appointed over me. I do NOT serve at the whim of some half-baked craptard who thinks that the military is a bunch of mercenary brutes.

It's that simple.