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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

On the violence in Israel

And yes, I'm calling the Gaza Strip Israel, because Israel owned it, built it up, and then gave it to that sickening group of terrorist, pig-fucking, sub-human scum in an attempt to live in peace.

See where that got them? Did anyone really remember that? Israel had greenhouses growing food in Gaza. The "Palestinians" turned those greenhouses into weapons smuggling centers.

As Captain Ed puts it, while answering Glenn(s) The Puppetmaster Greenwald:

That construct suffers from one problem — the lack of recognition of Israeli actions in the past. Israel has tried military action, occupation, withdrawal, a peace plan (Oslo), another peace plan (Wye River), yet another peace plan (Annapolis), blockade, ending the blockade, and a series of so-called “truces” that allowed the Palestinians to play a triangle offense and provoke Israel into action. What do all of these actions have in common? None of them worked.
Israel had tried to have peace. It didn't work. Peace is only possible when both sides want peace. Israel has shown through their words and their actions that they want peace. The palestinians have show through their words and their actions that they only want to kill Jewish civilians.

Well, they got their wish. They kept killing Jewish civilians. And now Israel is responding to protect itself. If anyone has a problem with that, I suggest they go live in Sderot, where even the bus stops have been turned into bomb shelters due to the constant rocket attacks by Hamas and Hezbullah. See how much they like it.

On houses

Found this post at Sippican Cottage via BabyTrollBlog, and I have to say I agree with this guy 100%.

Everyone looks around and sees houses like this. They pass unremarked now. After a while, if it doesn't look like this, people are going to think a house looks strange. And it's wrong, wrong, wrong. The situations where a house nailed on the ass end of a garage are appropriate are so few there's no use talking about them. Never do this.

There's Postmodern evil afoot here. Everything is boiled down to a pastiche, and you put all these disconnected totems into a blender and put the mixed up parts on a concrete rectangle. It's making us all crazy in a very subtle but profound way.

There has been a concerted effort to dismantle all standards of right and wrong and beauty and truth. If ever truthiness was put into sticks and bricks, this house is it. When you rebel against standard things, sooner or later you run out of ways to be original, and all that is left is to do the exact opposite of good. It's the only permutation of new that's left to you after a while. The American house is becoming that perfect distillation of bad ideas. Everything exactly at cross-purposes with its stated purpose.
When the Ragin' Mrs. and I were house hunting, we found several houses in the $100k price range that just made us shake our heads. You can put all kinds of fancy add-ons to a bad house, and it's still a bad house. A house has to flow. We were looking at one house for $90k where every bedroom and the master bath were up a steep set of stairs that were a pain in the ass to climb. There were other houses where rooms seem to have been added on just so that the owner could say "Look, I've got a four bedroom house!" Yes, an extra bathroom is nice, but if it's tucked into a corner that you have to crawl through a maze to get through, then people won't use it. And the garage should NEVER, EVER be the focal point of the house.

Period.

Modern houses are ugly things. The cookie-cutter syndrome has taken over in suburbia, and it makes the Ragin' Mrs. and I vomit to see these legions of soul-less houses rise up everywhere we go. There are styles of American houses that have names - Saltbox. Victorian. Arts and Craft. Back when real craftsmen build real houses out of real wood, not pressboard walls covered in tarpaper and plastic siding. What would the modern home of today be called 100 years from now?

Cardboards? Generics? Blahs? Fall-aparts? Will the homes built today even last 100 years?

Fight back! Get soul back into the house you live in. You'll be happier for it.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Supervolcano?

So Yellowstone Park is experiencing earthquakes. And everyone who's ever heard about it is thinking about the Supervolcano.

Well, if it blows it blows, and that'll be the end of that, won't it? I'm not going to worry about something I have absolutely no control over. Besides, maybe I'll live long enough to see the hippies in the liberal enclaves killing each other over a can of beans.

There's a silver lining in every cloud.

Blog surfing

OK, so Billy Beck got into a tiff with Og over at Roberta X's place, about political ideas such as anarchy, and I've mostly stayed on the sidelines watching people gabber at each other while I just read and observed and thought about what everyone had to say. But there was one comment that just made me shake my head enough to post about on this thread at Roberta's place. The comment is almost at the end, if you feel like checking it out yourself:

Mr. Nikoley would seem to fall into that category."

"Seem."

One immediate detectable difference between us is that I have no idea whether I would "wish [you] would stop claiming to be on [my] side."

Same goes for Roberta.

For one, I am an individualist, but that's a philosophical (and biological) distinction for another day, perhaps.

In any case, as I reserve judgment on such matters until such time as I've attained certainty in accordance with my own values, meaning: not the "side's" values -- whatever they are (feel free to tell me, though) -- I won't say one way or another what may or may not "seem" to me to speculatively be.

I think I learned this lesson back in around '91, in snail-mail correspondence with old friends, a year or so after concluding that rational anarchism was the only possible political position fully consistent with individualism, a principal grounded both in evolutionary biology and the rational nature of man.
Look, all of these individualists claiming to be for rational anarchy have managed to read probably a whole lot more philosophy than I have, and sat in their houses thinking and thinking and thinking until they figure that they've come up with the greatest political philosophy since man ever banged two rocks together. "Rational Anarchy"! Yay! And it totally and completely goes off the road from there.

But not in a good way.

I don't have a whole bunch of time this morning, but I can at least say this - The moment you bet your life that your fellow man will be civilized, you're going to lose your life. In anarchy, only the Strong rule. I didn't say the Just, or the Decent, only the Strong. "The rational nature of man"? Since when? SOME men are rational. Some men have so failed to rise above animal status that they don't deserve to be called human. I have dealt with both in my lifetime. And while I'm one of the most anti-government people you'll meet, I was still damned glad that there was a government around to drag the animal off to jail.

Humanity is a broad-ranging species. You've got your good ones, but you've also got the animals on two legs. Failing to take that into consideration only leads to failure. If you don't have a control for the bottom 10%, then the top 10% won't amount to a hill of beans.

And as for the proponents of Rational Anarchy, one of them has managed to get himself banned from a blog that lets just about anyone comment, and the others have managed to piss off quite a few people all on their own. If these are the people trying to convince others to give Rational Anarchy a try, they're doing a piss poor job.

Monday, December 29, 2008

9 inch nails is torture

Michael Laprarie at Wizbang reports Music no longer hath charm
"Earlier this month, Reprieve and the U.K. Musicians Union launched Zero dB, a "silent protest" over the use of music in interrogations. According to Reprieve, many of its clients have been subjected to hours of music played at deafening volume -- sometime for days or even weeks on end. And the BBC has reported on a particularly insidious practice: using the theme songs from Sesame Street and Barney to break the will of prisoners." -- Wired
What we have here is the convergence of two interesting ideas. First, the fact that groups like Nine Inch Nails are freely admitting that their music is a form of torture. Second, the fact that "torture" has been defined down to such things as forcing people to endure Nine Inch Nails songs against their will.

...does this mean that PBS is torturing our children whenever they air Sesame Street and Barney?
They would've tried breaking the terrorists at Gitmo with Barry Manilow but they knew the chances of survival were too low, and the risks of collatoral damage to the interrogators far too high, to justify using 'The' BMM.

Cross Posted at DANEgerus

When Democrats rule

I've said again and again, if you want to see just what the Democrat American Communist Party is proposing, and what the effects of their failed ideology brings, all you have to do is look at where they have been in control:

In a city often known as the nation's murder capital, with over 10,000 unsolved murders dating back to 1960, the police are in shambles through cutbacks and corruption trials. (They have a profitable sideline, though, as one of the nation's largest gun dealers, having sold 14 tons of used weapons out-of-state.) Their response times are legendarily slow. Their crime lab is so inept that it has been closed. One Detroit man found police so unresponsive when trying to turn himself in for murder that he hopped a bus to Toledo and confessed there instead

Detroit schools haven't ordered new textbooks in 19 years. Students have reported having to bring their own toilet paper. Teachers have reported bringing hammers to class for protection. Declining enrollment has forced 67 school closures since 2005 (more than a quarter of the city's schools). The graduation rate is 24.9 percent, the lowest of any large school district in the country. Not for nothing did one frustrated activist start pelting school board members with grapes during a meeting. She probably should've reached for something heavier.

An internal audit, which was 14 months late, estimates next year's city deficit to be as high as $200 million (helped along by $335,000 embezzled from the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion). With a dwindling tax base--even the city's three once-profitable casinos are seeing a downturn in revenues (the Greektown Casino is in bankruptcy)--the city has kicked around every money-making scheme from selling off ownership rights to the tunnel it shares with neighboring Windsor, Canada, to a fast food tax. It's perhaps unsurprising that Detroit now has the most speed traps in the nation.

It also has one of the highest property tax rates in Michigan, yet has over 60,000 vacant dwellings (a guesstimate--nobody keeps official count), meaning real estate values are in the toilet. Over the summer, the Detroit News sent a headline around the world, about a Detroit house that was for sale for $1. But it's not even that uncommon. As of this writing, there are at least five $1 homes for sale in Detroit.

(.........)

Over the last several years, it has ranked as the most murderous city, the poorest city, the most segregated city, as the city with the highest auto-insurance rates, with the bleakest outlook for workers in their 20s and 30s, and as the place with the most heart attacks, slowest income growth, and fewest sunny days. It is a city without a single national grocery store chain. It has been deemed the most stressful metropolitan area in America. Likewise, it has ranked last in numerous studies: in new employment growth, in environmental indicators, in the rate of immunization of 2-year-olds, and, among big cities, in the number of high school or college graduates.

Men's Fitness magazine christened Detroit America's fattest city, while Men's Health called it America's sexual disease capital. Should the editors of these two metrosexual magazines be concerned for their safety after slagging the citizens of a city which has won the "most dangerous" title for five of the last ten years? Probably not: 47 percent of Detroit adults are functionally illiterate.
This is just part of the article. Read it all. If I lived in Detroit, I'd be hiding in shame and denying my involvement in that city the way Elliot Spitzer denied his prostitution habit. Detroit is a shithole. Just driving through the place makes you depressed. I landed at Detroit on my way to Troy, and I couldn't leave Detroit soon enough.

It's broken down, broken apart, hell, it's just broken. And it has not had a Republican mayor since 1950.

The results of Democrat American Communist Party leadership are there for anyone to see. All people have to do is open their eyes. Everywhere the Left has had control turns into a shithole. How's that job growth and budget crunch going in California, hmmmmm?

How many mayors has Atlantic City, NJ gone through in the past year or two?

Anyone want to talk about the tax situation in Maryland?

The Leftist ideology is parasitic in nature - it can only survive while it drains the life out of it's host. But it always ends up killing it's host. America's only hope is to pry that fucking parasite off of us and throw it away.

Otherwise this country will end up just like Detroit.

Found at Cold Fury.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas in Sparta

Christmas lights in Evans Bosshard Park, Sparta, Wisconsin.

Click for the full sized photo. It's over 4MB, so there's quite a bit of detail in there.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Remember what I said about President Bush?

Just a couple of days ago?

Yeah. Don't think the military doesn't know who supports them and who doesn't.

President-elect Obama stopped by the Marine Corps base in Hawaii Kaneche Bay where servicemen and -women were eating Christmas dinner in Kailua Thursday evening.

“Just wanted to say hi, hey guys,” Obama said as he walked into the Anderson dining hall which was decked out in Christmas decorations.

The diners represented seven military units -- Marine and Navy -- some of whom were joined by their families for Christmas dinner.

As Obama entered the room, it was absent of the regular fanfare of cheering and clapping. The diners were polite, staying seated at their respective tables and waited for the president-elect to come to them to stand up.

There's a little phrase in the Army, that probably exists in the other services as well: If you have to, respect the rank. Meaning, you can find someone in your leadership chain completely repugnant, but you still have to show that person the respect due their rank.

Which is what these troops did.

We're not stupid, despite what the deranged Leftists think. We cannot and do not respect someone who has been calling our victory a failure. We cannot and do not respect someone who has slandered the troops to gain the votes of the Far Left. We cannot and do not respect someone who only cares about us when he needs a photo op.

It's going to be a long four years for us in uniform.

Bambi will be my BITCH!


Oh yeah! Uh huh! Got a muzzle loader! It's my birthday!

OK, well, maybe it's not my birthday. But still!

It's too late to go out hunting again; the season was over on the 10th of December. But that gives me time to practice, sight it in and get familiar with it. It came with the scope brand new in the box, never been fired. Unfortunately, using a scope is illegal during muzzle-loader season. But the factory put the iron sights in the case with it, so all I have to do is take the scope off, put the rear sight on, and I'm good to go.

It's a Wolf break-action in .50 caliber. It uses the 209 primers. I've got some miniballs to practice at the range with, but I'll be getting the primo bullets for actual hunting.

Yet another gun for the cabinet. And another season in which to kill Bambi.

As an aside, I had dinner tonight with the gentleman who loaned me that other, non-working muzzle loader. He actually feels quite bad about the whole situation. But the one thing that I took away from it, other than to never use that particular gun again, is that it wasn't me. That is, I was not the reason I didn't get a deer. I had been feeling pretty crappy by that last day. I mean, I hadn't seen a frikkin' thing other than a squirrel or two. Was I doing something wrong? Did I smell wrong? Was I hunting in the wrong places? Hunters, you know how it is - you don't see anything, you get to wondering just what the hell is going on.

Well, it wasn't anything I was doing. Harvest numbers all over the state were down. Lots of reasons for it - weather, date of the hunting seasons, an overly-high estimate of the deer population. But I had a deer so close I could have thrown the gun at it and hit it. So I can hunt. And now I have a gun I can hunt with for another two weeks after the regular season. Oh hell yeah. I'm taking an entire week off for hunting season next year. I'm getting that white-tailed varmint. I WILL HAVE MY VENISON!

THIS! IS! WISCONSIN!

Friday, December 26, 2008

If this rumour is true....

Would anyone really be shocked? Show of hands? Anyone? Anyone?

Didn't think so.

Goin' Shopping

Some of you might remember that little problem I had during hunting season because of a borrowed muzzle-loader. I plan on solving THAT little problem today. There's a Cabela's about two hour's drive from here. I'll make it an all day event. Drive down, take pictures (the route follows the Wisconsin border, which is the Mississippi River), stop and have lunch with the Ragin' Mrs. at some little restaurant, and get my muzzle loader.

It might just be one hell of a day.

How was your Christmas?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve

There's a whole lot of political bullshit out there that I could get upset about if I wanted to.

There's a whole lot I can bitch and moan about if I wanted to.

But the bottom line is this - no matter what's going on, I've got a damned good life. I've got a great woman who married me. I'm still happy to wake up and put my uniform on every day.

It's Christmas.

You folks take care. I'll see you whenever you get back online.

Merry Christmas

Not Happy Holidays, Merry X-mas or anti-Christmas Kwanzaa...
"And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid ... And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings o great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ, the Lord."

"And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men."

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."


I hope you all find a fraction of the joy I am blessed with this day. For if you do then you will truly know happiness.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Adding to the post below

When I was transitioning to my new position, I was working with a Sergeant from Ohio. He had been on his way to Iraq with his unit a couple years ago, when his plane stopped for a scheduled re-fueling in Maine. The plane was going to be on the tarmac for about two hours while it picked up fuel and changed crew.

Turns out President Bush was in Maine at the same time, and when he found out that a plane-load of troops was going to be sitting around for a couple of hours, he decided to stop in and talk to 'em. So he did. Just walked on the plane and started talking to a bunch of Soldiers about their mission, their lives back home, what they thought about going over, what their fears and hopes were.

There was no press. There was no media coverage. There was just a man going to talk to men and women who were serving their country. And if the Sergeant I was working with had not have told me about it, I would have never known it happened.

Obama can't even visit wounded troops in Germany unless he turns it into a media circus.

To Obama, and with all Democrat American Communist Party members, the troops are there to be used for political gain, and nothing more. Judging from remarks made by John F'n Kerry, Charlie "Taxes? What taxes?" Rangel, and a host of other parasites in donkey suits, the Left doesn't even think that the military qualifies as human. Unless they can use us for their own personal gain, they don't want to deal with us at all.

Obama would not visit wounded troops in Germany unless he got a good media story out of it.

President Bush walked on to a plane of Soldiers and talked with them for two hours, and nobody outside of that plane knew about it unless the Soldiers told them. No press, no national media.

I think that speaks all that needs to be said on that score.

The untold story

Seen in quite a few places, about President Bush and Vice President Cheney.

Mr. Bush, for instance, has sent personal letters to the families of every one of the more than 4,000 troops who have died in the two wars, an enormous personal effort that consumed hours of his time and escaped public notice. The task, along with meeting family members of troops killed in action, has been so wrenching - balancing the anger, grief and pride of families coping with the loss symbolized by a flag-draped coffin - that the president often leaned on his wife, Laura, for emotional support.

"I lean on the Almighty and Laura," Mr. Bush said in the interview. "She has been very reassuring, very calming."

(.....)

Mr. Cheney similarly has hosted numerous events, even sneaked away from the White House or his Naval Observatory home to meet troops at hospitals or elsewhere without a hint to the news media.

For instance, Mr. Cheney flew to North Carolina late last month and met with 500 special-operations soldiers for three hours on a Saturday night at a golf resort. The event was so secretive that the local newspaper didn't even learn about it until three days after it happened.

Mr. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, also have hosted more than a half-dozen barbecues at their Naval Observatory home for wounded troops recovering at Bethesda Naval Hospital and Walter Reed and their spouses and children.

There's four pages to that story. Read each and every one of them. I hate Bush's domestic policy. I think that on the domestic front, President Bush is no different than any Democrat American Communist Party member chosen at random from Congress.

But when it comes to the military..........

There's President Bush, who obviously cares about the troops, who shares their pain, who understands exactly who and what is at stake, and then there's the Democrats, the troop-hating, military despising, Soldier insulting, Marine-spitting-on, Airman dismissing, Sailor-cussing Leftoids who haven't done or said a DAMN thing positive to the troops in decades. The worthless, drug-addled ex-hippies who never grew up, who remember spitting on the troops after Viet Nam, and who want to do it again.

Go read. While I wasn't a big McCain supporter, read that story and ask yourself if you could ever in your wildest dreams see that corrupt fucking commie piece of shit Obama doing what President Bush has done.


Snort

"Stop linking Islam to Terrorism!"

As Mike says, You First, assholes! Maybe when muslims stop blowing shit up all over the world, hmmmmm?

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Yep. Sounds about right.

From Frankie C

Reader Frankie C sent me this link in an email in an attempt to get my blood pressure up.

Banks that are getting taxpayer bailouts awarded their top executives nearly $1.6 billion in salaries, bonuses, and other benefits last year, an Associated Press analysis reveals.

The rewards came even at banks where poor results last year foretold the economic crisis that sent them to Washington for a government rescue. Some trimmed their executive compensation due to lagging bank performance, but still forked over multimillion-dollar executive pay packages.

Now, before I start ranting and raving, I have a serious question to ask - how much of the bank failure was caused by the Government?

Think about the mortgage crash-n-burn. We can all blame the banks, or the mortgage companies, but the fact is that it was CONGRESS who forced companies to make loans to people who should have never gotten a loan in a million years. All in the name of Diversity (ALL HAIL DIVERSITY!). That was the trigger for the problems that we're having right now. As usual, when the government gets involved, things get worse. As the mortgage crisis flamed out of control, banks were left holding mortgages that were essentially worthless.

When you go from having assets, to having no assets, that's gotta hit a bank pretty darn hard.

Now, was there some stupid financial shenannigans going on? Most certainly. But by who? Who exactly needs to be keelhauled, and who should be congratulated for their damage control?

The AP article doesn't say.

I don't trust the AP in the best of times, and these ain't the best of times. They have their agenda, and they push it at every opportunity. Remember folks, the Media is not your friend. They are the enemy. So the fact that the AP is hyperventilating over the bank CEO's salaries means nothing to me.

And I must point out again that the very same Congress who caused the Mortgage burnout, the very same Congress who has driven our economy into the dirt, the very same Congress who has killed thousands of jobs in this country.... just gave themselves a pay raise.

Which the AP is fine and dandy with. So that ought to tell you exactly what they're thinking. So while I'm upset at some greedy bastards, I can't really get angry until I know WHO screwed up, and who did their level best to save their companies.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rather Busy again today

Going to shovel my walk, go to church, then help a buddy move some crap around.

If I'm lucky, I'll get to watch a football game somewhere in there.

See you tomorrow.

Yep, that sounds about right.

Mark Alger has a link up to The Doctor Is In, who takes on the case of assisted suicide, and "the Right to Die". And I just have to link to it, because this paragraph right here boils down so many of the "rights" being pushed by the Leftists into something comprehendable.

Many of the “rights” which are being promulgated and promoted by today’s secular culture are in reality straw men, fine-sounding proxies for demands and desires far less salutary than they sound. Thus, gay marriage is not about gays getting married (hence the lack of enthusiasm among gay rights advocates for civil unions which provide all the legal benefits of marriage), but is instead an effort to destroy traditional heterosexual marriage as normative in culture, thereby removing not merely legal but cultural restraints on all forms of sexual and relational deviancy. The high standard — heterosexual marriage, with its enormous advantages in the raising of children and establishment of societal self-restraint, morality, and relational stability — must be brought down to the lowest common denominator of any two (or more) people getting “married” — with the sole purpose of muting societal condemnation for self-gratifying, dysfunctional and heterodox partnerships. Unrestricted abortion, a.k.a. “freedom of choice”, is about the uncompromising (albeit delusional) demand for unconstrained sexual license without consequences — especially for women, but also for their sperm donors who want no responsibility for their casual hookups: dispose of the unplanned pregnancy, move on to your next “partner”, and you have achieved the perfect “zipless fuck.”

Likewise, physician-assisted suicide is not at all about “death with dignity”, but rather about actively enlisting the culture in support of radical individual autonomy. Not only must we exert full control over the time and manner of our death — which we have always been able to do, by simply killing ourselves — but we demand that society support, honor, and praise this decision, without the faintest whiff of criticism or condemnation. It is not sufficient that we be able to kill ourselves. Rather, it is necessary that we actively kill those societal sensibilities and strictures which condemn such a choice as morally misguided and potentially destructive to our human dignity and our social fabric.

Every single "right" promulgated by the Left can't be found in the US Constitution. Instead, these "rights" come from the Leftist's desire to enforce his way of life onto other people. They want to do x, y, or z, so dammit, they'll claim it's a right and force everyone to let them to it!

By all means, go read the whole thing.

After you're done, go raed Francis Porretto's post on why the Left is pushing for Embryonic Stem Cell research even though every major breakthrough in that field has come from Adult Stem Cells, not Embryonic.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

And by the way

Congress just gave itself a raise. That's right, the group of idiots, thieves, corrupt canker-sores, and greedy communists have just upped their pay. After destroying our economy, causing thousands of people to lose their jobs, Congress gave themselves more money. After leading what has to be the most unethical Congress ever, they're getting paid more to be that corrupt.

Can we lynch them now?

Velociman on the Big Three

And he rips Salon to shreds, which is a bonus.

I noticed, by the by, that Mr. Lind never states the blindingly obvious: Detroit isn't bankrupt because of a few automobile plants in the South. They are insolvent because their business model is as putrid as Gacy's date in a crawlspace. The combination of managerial greed, union greed, and insufferable government mandates combined to slay an industry that has been essentially producing unwanted junk for 35 years anyway. These Yankee protectionists need to take the buggy whips out of their collective asses and throw them upon the bonfire of history. It's not broke, idiots: it's fucking dead. And unless the next CEO of General Motors is Jesus H.M.S. Christ it will stay dead. Unless the Corkers of the Senate have their way, and the industry is reborn with a foundation of economic viability, shareholder oversight, and viable product offerings.

I've said for years that I would buy a Ford Truck, because those actually have a history of, well, working. But I wouldn't touch any domestic cars if my life depended on it. And I'm not just talking about my ass - I've owned and operated both the so-called "foreign" and domestic cars, and damn near each and every time the Japanese car has out-performed and out-lasted the domestic. My Nissan truck, which has gone through several different kinds of hell that no automobile should ever be asked to do, is still running with over 220,000 miles on it. It starts up every single morning.

The last two rental cars I had were both Chevy's, and in both cases I had to get the Rental Car company to come pick them up, because they were not working. New cars. Non-functioning new cars.

How much you want to bet that if I'd gotten a Nissan or Toyota, that bugger would have worked?

Tossing money at the Big Three isn't going to do jack shit other than push that problem down the road for a couple of months. Ford, Chrysler and GM are going to collapse unless they fundamentally change the way they operate. Since they're not going to do that, they will go bankrupt.

Whew

Today is the first free day I've had in about two and a half weeks. I can actually do some Christmas shopping, and work on my truck.

I think I might have actually gotten enough sleep.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Why aren't people rioting in the streets?

That's the question asked by Roger Kimball.

When is Governor Paterson up for re-election? And what about the New York State legislators, the men and women who connive in this orgy of fiscal irresponsibility, when are they up for re-election–or, rather, when can the people get together and throw the bums out?
Throw the bums out? Yeah, right. It's the people of New Fucking York who elected the bums in there in the first place. And being the good little indoctrinated slaves that they are, they will continue to elect their masters no matter how badly their masters whip them and beat them.

They are subjects, not citizens. They won't be throwing anybody out.

Sigh...

Well, that's that for Snopes. I can't trust yet another segment of the internet. Found via Cold Fury.

Yeah. Still Busy.

What can I say? Life is like that sometimes. When my posts are one or two lines, you know I'm up to my ass in work.

Kathy Shaidle needs a little help

Compiling the biggest Liberal Lies of 2008.

Lord knows there's a shit-ton to choose from.

Found at KisP, who found it at Five Feet of Fury, who actually IS Kathy Shaidle. Round Robin, I guess.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

HORRY CLAP!

So everyone bitched at the Auto Execs flying their jets into Washington D.C. and begging for money. Rightly bitched at them, as far as I'm concerned.

But the United Auto Workers union has their OWN FUCKING GOLF COURSE???????

Worthless, greedy, corrupt, fucking PARASITES! FUCK! THAT! SHIT!

NOT ONE DAMNED DIME!

Media whores

The New York Slimes pulls it's lips away from Obama's cock long enough to give Blago a handjob. There's no action so low, so disgusting that the MSM won't excuse it so long as it benefits the Democrat American Communist Party.

Pravda on the Hudson. They're nothing more than whores and propaganda artists. They ceased to be "reporters" a long, long time ago.

They are the enemy.

I'm not the only one

Who thinks Colin Powell needs to STFU. We listened to Colin Powell, and RINOs like Colin Powell. Guess what we got? John Fucking McCain.

How did that turn out again?

Found via Curmudgeonly & Skeptical.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Infighting

Kevin Baker put up a post that has brought out the worst of the pro-gun camp. It got so bad that one person was banned.

The "Three Percenters" referenced by Mr. Baker haven't exactly made a good showing. One thing that really chaps my hide is how many of them have insulted Kim du Toit, but I'll get to that in a moment.

When Patrick Henry made his "Give me liberty, or give me death" speech, he was already known as a firebrand. In fact, he was known to be outspoken well before the Revolutionary War. Consider him to be the historical equivalent to the modern-day Three Percenters, those gunnies who are just as outspoken about their freedoms as Patrick Henry was in his day.

Patrick Henry set a spark to tinder, to use a metaphorical phrase. He was the blazing torch thrust into a pile of hay. But in order to have that hay set alight, someone had to pile it up first.

In order for spark to be set to tinder, someone has to gather the tinder and pile it together for it to burn.

Here's where the Three Percenters seem to miss their mark. The blogger who got banned, one Billy Beck, was vitriolic to the extreme, and not just to the anti-freedom, pro-Obama crowd. He was vitriolic to the people who are on his side, but who disagreed about the rubrics of the argument. It's like two people arguing about how to scramble eggs - one person wants to use a fork, one wants to use a whisk, and the person who advocates for using the fork starts screaming at the person who wants to use the whisk. At some point, the person who wants to use the whisk is going to say "You know what? Fuck it. I'll pass on the eggs." and walk away.

You cannot alienate your allies, unless you want to stand all by your lonesome when the enemy starts charging.

But perhaps the most important part is this: as bad as it is to alienate your allies, it's just as bad if not worse to alienate the people who you want to win to your side. Which is why the vitriol against Kim du Toit pisses me off quite a bit.

So the Three Percenters are pro-gun, pro-freedom, fine, yes, we got it. They are the firebrands, ready to set the tinder on fire. Gotcha, no problem with that. But just who the hell do they think is setting that tinder up?

Kim du Toit is responsible for getting thousands of people into shooting, some after a long absence, but most for the very first time. His essays have been used to convince recalcitrant spouses and significant others to try shooting, or to overcome the resistance to buying a gun. And the people that he influenced have in turn gone on to influence others, bringing even more people into the shooting camp. That's thousands of people who before didn't give a damn about guns, or were opposed to personal gun ownership, who have now been brought over to the pro-gun, pro-freedom side.

I don't know how many people Billy Beck has brought over to the pro-freedom side of the argument. But based on his internet writing style, I'd have to say "Not many". I could be wrong. He could be as sweet as a lamb in person. But people who savage their possible allies online probably don't change their attitude much offline. Beck would probably say some not-so-nice things to me just for challenging him on his attitude. Fine. THAT'S MY WHOLE POINT. Let's say that the Three Percenter's worst nightmare comes true, and the military is marching around trying to take people's guns. Just who the hell does he want knocking at his door? Some guy who's looking at him as the enemy, or someone like me? Because I've thought this over quite a bit given who the Media just elected as President. What happens if I get the order to confiscate guns?

I'm looking at two possibilities - the first is to tell my commander that the order is unconstitutional. But that would get me relieved rather quickly, and possibly tossed in Ft. Leavenworth, where I can't do a damn bit of good to anyone.

The second, which is what I'm leaning towards, is to walk into a house and not see a damn thing, even if they have an entire arsenal laid out on the livingroom floor. "Guns? No guns here, Sir. Next!" And make sure that my troops underneath me do the same damn thing. Can one man make a difference? Yes, especially if he has a platoon following his lead.

I'm the guy Billy Beck wants on his side, not arguing with him. I'm his ally, not his enemy. But if he's going to prosecute me for not agreeing with him on every little detail, then chances are he's not going to want me standing side by side with him either.

More to the point, if I'm going to be outcast by the Three Percenter crowd for not going along with every little damn thing they demand, then just what's going to happen to the people who can be swayed to our side but aren't there yet? Sometimes to win an argument, you need gentle nudges to get the other side to see what you're saying.

Now I'm not talking about the hard-core Lefties. As far as I'm concerned, they're a lost cause. We might be able to convert one or two here or there, but the Left as a whole has been indoctrinated to the point that they can no longer recognize what is up and what is down, and will in fact spend their entire day trying to tell you that up is in fact down, black is in fact white, and there is no absolute truth. I don't care about converting them, I care about shoving them aside and trying to make sure they can't do any more damage to my country. But there is still a huge swath in the middle who hasn't made up their minds yet. Hell, there's plenty of those folks who haven't even seen the argument from our side yet. It's not that they're anti-freedom, it's that we haven't had a chance to convince them. Lumping them in with the Left and lambasting them is NOT the way to win them to our side!

I know that someone who's nom de cyber is "Ragin' Dave" is probably the last guy you would expect to argue for moderation. Look, there's a need for H.E. rounds in this war. But you had damn well make sure those rounds aren't aimed at your own troops, otherwise you won't have anyone to fight with you against the enemy. You do not shoot at the folks who are recruiting people to your side. And to force this already-tortured analogy even further, you do NOT shoot at the people in the middle who are holding rifles and wondering which side to shoot at.

We needed Patrick Henry. We also needed Thomas Jefferson, and Samuel Adams. We need the firebrands, and we need the less abrasive recruiters. We need those people who are a driving force, but we also need those people who can convince the fence-sitters to hop down on our side.

We cannot win against the anti-freedom forces in ones and twos. And we need a hell of a lot more than three percent of the population if it comes to a shooting war. If it comes down to flying bullets, I'm going to have to choose not just where to make my stand, but who to make it with. Are my cohorts the people who say "Sure, we quibble on the details, but we're together on the big items", or the people who say "AGREE WITH EVERYTHING I SAY OR GO FUCK OFF AND DIE!".

I know where I'll make my stand. The question that remains is who I'll make my stand with. I'm hoping those three percent will break out of their shell and see that we're on their side.

Obama the Perennial Liar

When the Blagojevich flop first came out, the Obama camp was quick to claim "Oh no, we haven't met with Blago in a long time!"

Except some guy named Axelrod first stated that the Obama camp had been in contact with Blago. The Obama camp's response? "Alxelrod mis-spoke". To which the sane people in this country laughed. Yeah right. "Mis-spoke". Bite me if you expect me to believe that bullshit. I'm not some Media Whore with my lips wrapped around the Liberal Lord and Messiah's cock. I don't drink Kool-Aide.

So guess what we have here? Why, could it be Rahm Emanuel, the man that Obama picked to be his Chief of Staff, ON TAPE TALKING TO BLAGOJEVICH ABOUT OBAMA'S SENATE SEAT REPLACESMENTS?

Why yes, yes it is. And I have to ask the same question that the Real King of France is asking:

Those wiretaps prove that Rahm Emmanuel presented Gov. Blagojevich with names of four people Obama would accept to fill his Senate seat. The question now becomes, why did Obama lie about it, when he could easily have said, "yes, of course I gave my recommendations to the Gov."? Is he, like the Clintons. a pathological liar? Or is he, like the Clintons, hiding something more? He's not even sworn in yet, but Obama is, if anything, running ahead of the Clinton Scandal timeline. Kenneth Starr, in the person of Patrick Fitzgerald, already has a bead on him.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Is Barack Hussein Obama the only virgin in the Harem?

Blagojavich(D)? You are worried about a petty shakedown artist like Blagojavich(D)?

Do I believe that Barack Hussein Obama's association with Frank Davis makes Barack Hussein Obama a Communist? No...

Do I believe that Barack Hussein Obama's association with Jeremiah Wright makes Barack Hussein Obama a racist hater? No...

Do I believe that Barack Hussein Obama's association with Syrian Tony Rezko makes Barack Hussein Obama a criminal? No...

Do I believe that Barack Hussein Obama's association with George Soros makes Barack Hussein Obama a tool of a Nazi sympathizing Socialist? No...

Do I believe that Barack Hussein Obama's association with Louis Farrakhan makes Barack Hussein Obama a black-supremicist Muslim? No...

Do I believe that Barack Hussein Obama's association with William C. Ayers makes Barack Hussein Obama a terror bombing murderer? No...

But if these are the people he associates with just who are the 3,000 he's bringing with him to Washington and what are they capable of?

Why GM is going under

I'm supposed to be on the road right now. I have a TDY mission in Lake Geneva. I rented a car in order to get there. Picked it up last night. It's a Chevy Aveo.

What. A. Piece. Of. Shit.

It's a roller-skate with an engine attached. And to top it off, when I started it up this morning, the defrost didn't work. There's no heat. How the FUCK can you expect to drive a car in Wisconsin if the fucking DEFROST DOES NOT WORK??????

It's uncomfortable to sit in. You feel every damn bump of the road. Suspension sucks. Handling sucks. This is a brand new car, folks! And it's already fucking broken! No wonder these things aren't selling, they're pieces of shit!

So now I'm sitting here, waiting for the rental agency to come pick it up, because I CANNOT DRIVE THE FUCKING THING IF I CANNOT SEE OUT THE FUCKING WINDSHIELD. I sat there for fifteen minutes waiting for enough heat to come out of the defrost to get the windshield clear. Didn't happen. I am so pissed right now that I can't even see straight.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama calling for Blagojevich's resignation?

Well no shit. Because the longer the public scrutiny goes on, the more chance of people finding out just what a corrupt fucking communist that lying sack of shit Obama really is.

Oh, and by the way, Colin Powell

You can go fuck yourself up a tree sideways. When you tossed your support behind a corrupt fucking piece of shit commie, you lost any right you had to tell Republicans what they should do.

It snowed in New Orleans

There was up to eight inches of snow reported in some areas of Louisiana.

And yet California is wholly buying into the whole Global Warming BULLSHIT.

Once again, Mark Alger posts a link to yet another complete and total refutation of Anthropogenic Global Warming. It is a farce. A hoax. A lie, perpetrated by total fucking cons with hidden agendas. It's a lie. A false story. A fairy tale without a happy ending. It's one big fucking load of bullshit, bought by people who can't think their way out of a paper bag.

In the 1970's, the big story was OHMYGOD! WE'RE ALL GONNA FREEZE TO DEATH! And they wanted to dump soot onto the polar ice caps to MELT THEM and avoid the oncoming Ice Age. In the 90's, it was OHMYGOD! WE'RE ALL GONNA BURN TO DEATH! And they wanted to completely shut down any industry that used carbon for fuel, or used electricity created by burning carbon as fuel, which would have turned this country into a stone-age society. Now the very same people are simply screaming OHMYGOD! WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE! from some vague claim of "climate change", and the same fucking shysters who were COMPLETELY FUCKING WRONG in the 1970's, and COMPLETELY FUCKING WRONG in the 1990's, now want us to believe their hysterical shrieking and hyperventilating that they're currently shitting themselves about.

Fuck.

That.

I am done being nice. I was done being nice just about the time that fucking corrupt piece of shit Communist from Chicago got elected to the Office that he's unfit to hold. People's stupidity cannot be tolerated. Period. You childish little shits who whine and piss yourselves about "climate change" need to grow up really fucking fast, and if my boot up your ass helps you grow up so much the better. If you still remain a childish little shit with my boot up your ass, at least I'll have the satisfaction of knowing that your stupidity has finally brought you some pain, and plus it's a good vantage point to fucking curb stomp your retarded fucking brain into the ground.

Sigh

Maybe if the Main-Stream media pulled their lips away from their Lord and Messiah's cock, they might just be able to actually report on his shady connections.

I don't see that happening. The media would have to stop tongue-bathing Obama's scrotum in order to actually do their jobs. Unless their jobs consisted of being the propaganda organ of a corrupt Marxist from Chicago.

Hmmmmmmmmmm....

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Civilization, dying

I found this link at The Smallest Minority, and I'm quite honestly shaking my head in disgust.

Fire extinguishers could be removed from communal areas in flats throughout the country because they are a safety hazard, it has emerged.

The life-saving devices encourage untrained people to fight a fire rather than leave the building, risk assessors in Bournemouth decided.

There are fears that their recommendation, which has seen the extinguishers ripped out of several private, high-rise flats in the town, could set a national precedent.

Under the Fire Safety Order of 2005, fire assessments must be carried out to 'eliminate or reduce risk as is reasonably practical'.


Ladies and Gents, there are no free English citizens any more. They've been phased out. Britain has turned it's citizens into slaves, who are obviously unable to help themselves in any way. What's next? Mandating that only "experts" wipe people's asses after their morning constitutional? Only "experts" wield napkins at the dinner table for fear of someone poking their eye out with them?

The fact that Britons haven't risen up and lynched the stupid bastards responsible for this crap makes me dispair.

Gov. Blagojevich Busted

I know a few folks from Southern Illinois who are jumping for joy right about now. Here's the link to Ace of Spades, who also has a good run-down of Barry the Chicago Commie throwing his pal Blago under the bus.

I'm not going to add much to it. I'll just say that Blagojevich was the Governor of Chicago, not the State of Illinois. I don't care what the nameplate on his door said. If it weren't for Chicago and it's suburbs, Blagojevich wouldn't have even sniffed the Governor's office. He's just another corrupt politician from Chicago, and I'm smiling right now that he's going down.

Hopefully, all his ties to the Liberal Lord and Messiah will be exposed. Although I doubt it. The media are too busy giving Barry the Marxist Wonder a blowjob to be bothered with any trivial thing like reporting facts.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

JFKerry never released his military records

John Kerry required a "honorable discharge" to be issued years after he left the service for obvious reasons. He shamelessly smeared Bush, who served honorably, all after years of collaborating with Communist regimes in the decades following his efforts to aid the North Vietnamese.

Now... Barack Hussein Obama is being shielded by the MainStreamMedia in his efforts to duplicate that Goebellian smear by going after McCain for being born in Panama while refusing to release his own birth certificate to meet Constitutional requirements for his election to the Presidency.

You and I have to present our birth certificate for employment and ID... why shouldn't he? Why won't he?

Saner writers pooh-pooh this issue but I find it illustrative of Barack Hussein Obama's arrogance as it wouldn't even be an issue if he wasn't an asshole.

Now our own are smearing those that bother to read the Constitution as "truthers" and "Paulians" while the Left rants that we want to "disenfranchise" 64 million voters. Why? Because I expect Barack Hussein Obama to show his ID? Well... after enduring 8 years of Bush Derangement syndrome I have a few rhetorical questions for you.

Do you have to show ID to write a check?
Do you have to show ID to get a paycheck?
Should people be required to show ID to vote? For how much longer?

If The US Constitution matters... then why doesn't it?

Monday, December 08, 2008

It must be the drugs

Cold Fury has an excellent take down of Bill the Unrepentant Domestic Terrorist Ayers' vomit in the Tattered Grey Whore.

Can't excerpt any of it. It's a must read.

Don't tell me

That Congress gives a shit about the military.

Because they don't.

Scientists have discovered a lotion that can save the lives of U.S. soldiers exposed to chemical weapons — a product vastly superior to the standard-issue decontamination powder.

Naturally, the Defense Department wants to scrap the powder and switch to the more-effective lotion.

But there's a problem: After being lobbied by the companies making the powder, several members of Congress pushed through two earmarks worth $7.6 million that forced the military for the past two years to keep buying the inferior product.

The product, known as M291, is made from a resin sold exclusively by a Pennsylvania chemical company, which is then processed into powder by a New York company, then assembled into individual kits at a facility in Arkansas.

Among the lawmakers who championed the earmarks are Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.; Arlen Specter, R-Pa.; and Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

Clinton, who is poised to become secretary of state, received nearly $7,000 in campaign donations from the beneficiaries of these earmarks in recent years. Specter got more than $47,000.

Fucking worthless parasites. I'm not even surprised at this point. Congress would rather line their own pockets than make sure our men and women in uniform can protect themselves from a NBC attack.

They don't give a shit about us at all.

Found via KisP.

Well.... just.....

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!

Two words: Borrowed firearm.








A bunch more words: I HAD TWO FUCKING DEER IN MY SIGHTS AND THE FUCKING GUN DIDN'T FUCKING WORK! Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, the first deer was TWENTY FUCKING FEET AWAY! I could have THROWN the fucking gun at it and hit it in the fucking HEAD! The cap went off, but the powder didn't catch. And I had double and triple-checked the damned nipple on it to make sure it wasn't blocked.

Gah. I'm going to be upset about this all fucking year, until the season opens next November.

Bambi will be my bitch!

Friday, December 05, 2008

OK, another quick post

Browsing through Say Uncle, I found this link, which lead to this link, and that got me thinking...

So, this national visitor's center, which opened late and three times above it's budget, can't even get the national motto correct. Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Hell, no.

This is the government that can't even run a whorehouse and make a profit. OK? Got it? THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT SELL ORGASMS AND MAKE MONEY. The sheer level of incompetence shown by our "elected" officials is staggering when you actually think about it.

A center dedicated to Congress couldn't even get the National Motto right. I think they should have left it as it is. Let it be a monument to the fuck-upedness that is Congress.

A quick post

Before I rush off. I'm going to be gone this weekend, out in the woods, with no internet access. So, all y'all fellow posters, please keep it going?

But I'll leave you with an Open Letter to a Democrat Majority.

It never really occurred to me before just how many of you have never hit a lick in your lives; never done one hour’s worth of honest work, never gotten your hands dirty, never actually earned a paycheck by the sweat of your brow. You go right into some liberal-arts ivy-league college straight out of high school, usually on your parents’ money and grants of OUR money in student loans, which will probably not get paid back. Then, fresh out of college, you head right for Washington, and find the tit on that government sow that has your name on it, and there you cling for the rest of your natural life.

You have made a very lucrative career of taking our money, telling us it’s for our own good and that it will go to help those less fortunate, then sticking it in your pockets, doling out little dribbles here and there to keep those “less fortunate” as miserable as possible–and just smart enough to blame US for their misfortunes. You have all amassed personal fortunes on our backs, through the sweat of our brows, and you never even said, “I’ll call you in the morning,” while you rifled OUR retirement funds.

Found at Og's place. Enjoy the rest. I'll be off then!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Sorry bout the lack of posting again

This is getting to be a bad habit. But I left the house early yesterday, and I didn't get back in time to do anything but brush my teeth and go to bed.

Today was almost as bad. Tomorrow is more of the same. Bear with me, please.

Linky Love

Via RNS (their quote of the day) comes this gem of a piece. I'll post the first and last paragraph. You'll have to read the rest on your own.

Government officials lecturing anyone on ethics, greed or financial responsibility is as laden with irony as the latest appropriations bill is with pork barrel spending.
(.......)

So in a show of good faith, I would like to see our federal leaders take the lead in fiscal accountability by refusing to accept a salary until, as they've demanded of the automakers seeking a bailout, they can demonstrate a plan to bring their enterprise into the black and repay their debt. Until then, Congress should just be grateful that, like the fat cat executives that they castigate, their pay is not determined by their performance, and avoid drawing undue attention to the fact with their hypocrisy.

Sigh

We missed such an opportunity to have this man as president.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Deepak Chopra is a fucking idiot

Douchebags say what?

Sean Penn is fucking awesome.

And I do mean AWESOME!

I headed up the back stairs, and waiting for me at a table in the upper deck were the two contractors I had arranged to meet the night before. Full disclosure: I'm not a big "contractor" guy. I'd been jacked up by DynCorp-employed Iraqis on a dark night in a Baghdad alley, and slept beside Blackwater boys and their guns on a floor in the floods of New Orleans. It's just this little thing I have about apolitical military might for profit. Call it irksome. Call it what you will, but a source is a source. We exchanged greetings by way of grunts. I took a seat and ordered Johnny Walker Black. It had been years since I ordered Johnny Walker Black. Pathetically I might have wanted to be one of the boys for a moment. They ordered a bubbly water a piece, and it was on. I was Al Capone, motherfucker, and they were a pair of Perrier pansy John Wayne's. "Whatcha got for me?" Uninterestingly, they turned out to be a couple of gents, South African though they were. In practice, their job in Venezuela was logistical. One, organized the patrolling of waterways by their company, contracted by the Venezuelan government to aid in drug interdiction. The other strategized jungle patrols on the Colombian border. We talked about a lot of things, and a lot of parts of the world, as I tend to do when indulging Johnny Walker Black. But here are the highlights: Neither one of them liked Chavez a bit. Whatever personal politics they might have had were far to the right of my peripheral vision. Chavez just wasn't their kind of fellow. But the jungle patrolled said straight out, "I'll tell you this about Chavez though. Of all the countries we've worked for, this government is by far, the most serious about drug interdiction." I said, "What's the bad news?" He said, "Chavez won't last a year." "What do you mean?" I said. "He's too radical. We've seen it before." "Seen what before? I said. "They'll kill him." "They?" I said. He reached across the table, took a sip of my Johnny Walker Black, smiled, and pointed directly at me, the Americano at the table.
That's all [sic]. Dude doesn't like paragraphs.

Click to "read it all" at HuffPo:

Sean Penn: Mountain of Snakes

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Unbelievable

I truly cannot believe this shit. I can't. Except I have no choice but to believe that the slimy, traitorous, surrender-monkey propaganda whores actually wrote it.

I’m sure that Obama, whatever he said during the campaign, will play this smart. He has to avoid giving Iraqi leaders the feeling that Bush did — that he’ll wait forever for them to sort out their politics — while also not suggesting that he is leaving tomorrow, so they all start stockpiling weapons.

If he can pull this off, and help that decent Iraq take root, Obama and the Democrats could not only end the Iraq war but salvage something positive from it. Nothing would do more to enhance the Democratic Party’s national security credentials than that.

IF OBAMA PULLS IT OFF? O-FUCKING-COMMUNIST-BAMA! Mr. "THE SURGE HAS FAILED!" Obama! Mr. "WITHDRAW AND SURRENDER NOW!" OBAMA!

WHAT! THE! FUCK!

I'll let Confederate Yankee fill you in on the details. I'm so disgusted right now I don't know what to say. After trying and trying and trying to drown the US military in defeat, now the New York Fucking Propaganda Whores are trying to credit O-Fucking-Marxist-Traitor-Bama with victory in Iraq.

They are the enemy. They must be destroyed.

"And so, it has come to this"

There are plenty of bloggers out there that shovel information out as fast as they can get it. Others pontificate to a small audience (like yours truly), but don't push their heart and soul into blogging for a myriad of reasons (mine is that the Army keeps me too busy).

Kim du Toit has put his heart and soul into his blog for several years, and I challenge anyone to find me any blogger that has affected more people in a positive way that the du Toit's. Today is the last day that he'll be blogging.

Damn.

I truly hope that he enjoys his retirement, and I wish he and his family the best. Happy trails, Kim.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Drool

David at RNS has picture up of a Charter Arms Rimless Revolver. A revolver designed to shoot rimless cartridges, like my beloved .45 ACP.

I want one. I sooooooooo want one.

Skunked again!

OK.... I have now been to four different hunting areas. I have seen a grand total of one deer. Hell, I haven't even heard many other folks getting shots off. I've seen a few tagged deer in the back of someone's truck, but I just don't know if there's many deer out there right now.

Dammit. I wanted venison. I'm trying a new place today, we'll see what happens.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Well, I did better than last year.

I got a 93.94 on this quiz. I got 88% last year.

I've been reading more. Some of the questions were different, but I'm pleased that I'm improving my knowledge. This year instead of comparing the test results with college seniors, they compared them with elected officials. And the officials scored worse than average citizens on most of the questions.

But you know what? I blame the citizens for that. STOP VOTING IN MORONS!

Hell, who am I kidding? Massachusetts, New Fucking York, and California are responsible for more dumb shit than the rest of the country combined. I can't blame someone from Nebraska for the idiots of New Fucking York.

Wait, hold on. Add in Chicago to that mix. Not the entire state of Illinois, just Chicago.

Another list

From Og, via Kim du Toit. Since he didn't pass it on, I'm taking it and using it anyways.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language (no, not totally, but I can insult you in five!)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business (kind of, long story)
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Damn, there's still a lot of shit I need to do!

Skunked

I saw a grand total of ONE deer yesterday, and that was about 100 yards away and running like crazy through the woods.

Ah well. Wish me luck today!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

I am thankful for...

My wife, who puts up with far too much crap and still manages to smile at me. I (partially) joke that I found the one woman in the world capable of putting up with me, and then I married her. I thank God for the day he steered her into my life.

I'm thankful for my parents, who refused to strangle me to death in my teens, no matter how desperately I deserved it.

I'm thankful for the friends I've made around the world, including the one who's taking me hunting today while our wives cook Thanksgiving Dinner (see first paragraph).

Happy Thanksgiving, folks.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I'm going to make a brief comment

On crap like this:

So, Kathleen Parker has determined that getting rid of social conservatives and shelving the values they fight for is the solution to what ails the Republican Party (“Giving Up on God,” Nov. 19). Isn’t that a little like Benedict Arnold handing George Washington a battle plan to win the Revolution?

Whatever she once was, Ms. Parker is certainly not a conservative anymore, having apparently realized it’s a lot easier to be popular among your journalistic peers when your keyboard tilts to the left. She writes that “armband religion” — those of us who “wear our faith on our sleeve,” I suppose, or is it meant to compare socially conservative Christians to Nazis? — is “killing the Republican Party.” Lest readers miss the point, she literally spells it out. The GOP’s big problem? G-O-D.

N-O-N-S-E-N-S-E.

I'm not calling James Dobson crap on this article, I'm calling Kathleen Parker crap. Get rid of the social cons? What else should we do Mrs. Parker? Get rid of our demands for smaller government as well?

Listen, for the past eight years we conservatives have had the "moderates" telling us what we needed to do in order to win elections. Do this. Get rid of that. Don't be so far to the Right.

Hows that working out for ya? Half the "moderates" of the Republican Party jumped ship, after the Republican party did what they wanted it to do!

Fuck. Them. Fuck them all to hell. Fuck them sideways with a chainsaw, fuck them up a tree with a pruning hook. Fuck off, Mrs. Parker. Fuck off, Chris Buckley. Fuck off, Colin Powell. Loved ya as a general, but your political leanings should not in any way influence conservatives.

These "moderates", these fair-weather conservatives, these DEMOCRAT LITE, should lose any and all say they had in the Republican Party. They're done. They have failed.

They FAILED. They have FAILED so utterly and horribly that a radical Left Communist has just been elected to be President. That is a failure on par with the Hindenburg's last flight. That is a failure on par to the current Detroit Lions football team. That is a failure on par to Benedict Arnold saying "Hey, why don't I switch sides right now?" That is a failure on par to Ishtar. That is a failure on par to the captain of the Titanic asking "Iceburg? What iceburg?"

So all these people who've been yanking the Republican Party to the Left can kiss my ass. We have all seen what happens when the Republicans try to be moderate. If that's not a repudiation of moderate conservatism, I don't know what is. Piss off, Mrs. Parker.

I'm not the only one

Who recently joined the ranks of the home-owning.

Congratulations, Phil! Now I can brag "I knew Phil when he lived in Renton, and went by the Nom de Cyber 'Analog Kid'!"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

OOOO-RAH!

Ya see what happens when you just let the military do it's job?

FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it.
Let's enjoy military victory while we can, before the Surrendercrats take control.

Here's a must read

from Jane Galt. Wow. Just wow.

VDH has ten random politically incorrect thoughts

I'm willing to bet that he has more than ten, but he's only writing ten of them down. Here's number 10, and it's resonating with me:

10. The K-12 public education system is essentially wrecked. No longer can any professor expect an incoming college freshman to know what Okinawa, John Quincy Adams, Shiloh, the Parthenon, the Reformation, John Locke, the Second Amendment, or the Pythagorean Theorem is. An entire American culture, the West itself, its ideas and experiences, have simply vanished on the altar of therapy. This upcoming generation knows instead not to judge anyone by absolute standards (but not why so); to remember to say that its own Western culture is no different from, or indeed far worse than, the alternatives; that race, class, and gender are, well, important in some vague sense; that global warming is manmade and very soon will kill us all; that we must have hope and change of some undefined sort; that AIDs is no more a homosexual- than a heterosexual-prone disease; and that the following things and people for some reason must be bad, or at least must in public company be said to be bad (in no particular order): Wal-Mart, cowboys, the Vietnam War, oil companies, coal plants, nuclear power, George Bush, chemicals, leather, guns, states like Utah and Kansas, Sarah Palin, vans and SUVs.
I know that there are always exceptions to the rule, but I would not willingly put a child into the American Publik Skool Sistim if my life depended on it.

Oh, and here are the other nine random politically incorrect thoughts. I found 'em over here, so you can thank him for that bit of brilliance.

Sorry 'bout yesterday

I got up early, went running, swept the snow off my driveway, headed to work, and I didn't get home until 2245. So no computer for me. Which means no post for you.

The bad thing about going TDY for a week is that the paperwork doesn't stop piling up on your desk while you're gone. The job doesn't just go away. So I was taking care of all that yesterday. But getting back at 2245? Monday Night Football at a friend's house. I left around the end of the 3rd quarter. Pack wasn't coming back from that. Ugh.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Next up? Water is Wet!

Otherwise known as "Well no shit, Captain Obvious!"

Media bias was more intense in the 2008 election than in any other national campaign in recent history, Time magazine's Mark Halperin said Friday at the Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election.

"It's the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war," Halperin said at a panel of media analysts. "It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage."

It used to be that I would shake my head at the Propaganda Press and just ignore them. Can't do that anymore. The whoremongers have proven that they're the enemy. They don't just want to be biased, they want to inflict that bias on the rest of the country. They're Marxists in every sense of the word, and they want to drag America down to a third-world-shithole status in their quest to make communism work. Even though communism fails every time it's implemented. They just want to do it again, only HARDER!

So it's no longer just shrug my shoulders. Now it's time to destroy the fuckers. By. Any. Means. Necessary.

Hunting (slightly) postponed

Life got in the way. It happens sometimes. But the rifle is ready to go, the deer tags are on hand, the license is clipped to my vest, and come Thanksgiving I'm heading out in the woods with a buddy to get a deer.

Yes, Thanksgiving. The Ragin' Mrs. and I are headed over to a friend's house for Thanksgiving, and while the womenfolk are cooking, (and let's be blunt, shall we? My friend and I are getting chased out of his house so the women can do what they want without us bothering them) my buddy and I will be out getting venison.

Yum!

So I have to wait a day or two. Big whoop. There's enough deer up here to go around.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Did I get cloned?

Because I think I just found a guy who thinks exactly like I do.

Found via BabyTrollBlog. Thanks, Alger!

Hell yeah it's in my bookmarks. And once Blogrolling comes back online, it'll be on the Blogroll. (As well as "A Douchbag Says What?")

Remember my call

For reforming the Republican Party?

Well.... here's to hoping we can. Because the Party leadership seems determined to do it again, only HARDER!

Republicans: The Senate Republican Conference meeting Tuesday, amid the ruins of the once-powerful majority, was business as usual.

  1. The leadership elections were all uncontested. The top three leaders—Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Whip Jon Kyl (Ariz.), and Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)—all stay in place. John Thune (S.D.) joins leadership as vice chairman of the conference, while John Cornyn ( Tex.) will head the National Republican Senatorial Committee and his predecessor, John Ensign ( Nev.) will head the policy committee.

  2. Any sentiment for a serious shakeup was buried amid a belief that upper chamber Republicans had suffered from "circumstances out of our control," as Ensign put it. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) pushed some reform measures, such as term-limiting appropriators, but all such changes were shot down.

  3. The party postponed any vote on expelling convicted Sen. Ted Stevens ( Alaska) from the conference, but many senators stated there were certainly enough votes against him in the conference were a vote to be held. A larger majority of the conference, however, preferred not to vote if they didn't have to—and Tuesday night's results make it look like they don't have to.

I would say that the Republican Party elite have not only NOT learned their lesson, but they steadfastly refuse to learn it. They are ignoring every last lesson being offered up. If the Republican Party doesn't force them out, they Republicans are going to continue to lose elections.

And this country will suffer as a result of it.

The Big DUH!

When a Marxist gets elected President, the markets respond. The "PeaceLoveDope" crowd may not understand reality, but the people who actually DEAL with reality don't have the option to prance into LaLa land and dance with the unicorns and fairies.

As an addendum: California unemployment third worst in nation. 8.2%. The worst? Michigan and Rhode Island, both sitting at 9.3%. What's the one big common factor of all three? Domination by Democrat American Communist Party politics, with the corresponding anti-business legislation.

It's not hard to figure out. Hell, you don't even have to study for years at some college to find out what you need. All you have to do is observe the areas where the Democrat American Communist Party has been in control, and look at the results of a "liberal" agenda!

High crime, high unemployment, stifling legislation, nanny-statism run amok, and reduced personal freedoms. People can quibble about the causes all they want to. I can point to the effects and say "This is the end result of what you advocate. No thank you and go fuck yourself".

More Media Buffoonery

So I guess there's this video floating around where Sarah Palin pardons a turkey, and then talks to the media while some turkeys that she didn't pardon get offed.

Accordingly, the whores and propaganda artists of the Press have gone apeshit.

Little Pissy Crissy Matthews of the We Love Obama Network is frothing at the mouth more than he usually does. Wonkette's gaping vagina queefs out another comment. Blah blah blah blah.

Hey dipshits - I might actually listen to you if you would, ya know, stop eating turkey. Until then, turkey farms just like the one Gov. Palin is speaking at, are necessary. Just because you invertebrate shitheads don't like to deal with reality doesn't mean that the rest of us are forced to join you in make-believe land.

God, what a group of pansies. What a group of worthless shrieking ninnies. What a group of pants-pissing babies. The fact that America could even produce a group of brainless fucktards makes me want to puke.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Back

Had a good conference. Learned one hell of a lot of information. Now it's back to the grind. It's looking like I'm going to have at least one trip a month of varying lengths.

Time to catch up on the news? And Obama is still a commie bastard.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A flight time of just 33 minutes

The preamble to the US Constitution states:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

"provide for the common defence"...

George Soros' "boy" would dismantle our defenses...



Against:



Cross Posted at DANEgerus

Monday, November 17, 2008

Collectivist-Left.v.Individualist-Right

There is an ongoing debate about what path the (R)epublicans should take to save our future. I can't think of anything more healthy or important.

To have a political spectrum there must be opposite views on a particular subject. The polar opposite of Collectivist-Left is not "Compassionate Conservativism" but individual liberty best represented by Libertarianism. That is not to say the loony Libertarians who you read about in the news, but true Conservatives, who represent the Libertarian ideal of Individualist-Right.

This gentleman claims to be a "I used to be a Republican But"... yet he says he can't vote (R)epublican because the "Religious Right" works to "ban abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and gay marriage" and then he perpetuates the Jeffersonian myth that "there should be a ”wall of separation“ between church and state. Public policy should not be based on religious doctrines".

First, Jefferson mentioned the ”wall of separation“ once in a letter sent decades after the Constitution was adopted. Although I support the concept of a ”wall of separation“ I am not so arrogant as to argue that canard. Perhaps he might read the Federatlist Papers and review his own statements?

Second, "gay marriage" is not a "right" but a social preference that Gays are entitled to already. Any person may marry one of the opposite sex. To force a "change" over the will of the society that indulges such contracts with preferential treatment is both collectivist totalitarianism and an indulgence of a self-defined professional victims' group with a history of anti-Christian activity. The 'Gay activist' lobby is currently "demonstrating" all of their hateful excess. Should we reward their bullying such victicrats will not be satisfied.

Third, stem cell research is a wonderful, privately funded success, that is making many investors rich. Embryonic stem cell research is a black-hole of failure seeking tax-payer funded subsidies. Why is it a Lefty will howl about the 'evil drug companies' yet now demands that the tax-payer subsidize those very same 'evil drug companies'?

Finally, whether you believe life begins at conception or not, a child is viable outside of the mother long before birth. Ask yourself why we spend billions to save premature births if the whim of a mother is enough reason to murder that child? If you saw a car sinking into a river and dove in to save the family would you not reach for the child before the mother?

You will notice none of my arguments are based on Religious grounds. I just happen to notice that the Collectivist-Left aganda of the "Religious Right" is consistent with government getting out of my life, even when in opposition to my reasoning, as their arguments would involve the morality of the collective society.

The reality is that the "Religious Right" is a myth, they in fact represent the Collectivist-Left of the "RightWing" mostly defined by the opposition in the (D)emocrat party. For does anyone doubt the collectivist inclinations of a Church? They have been drivin into our arms, yet a schism exists because they are not truly 'of us' on the Individualist-Right.

But unless you want to leave government to the self-perpetuating professional politicians of the Collectivist-Left you better find some common ground, like I have, and embrace those that will work with you reasonably.

Also, it is worth remembering that true Liberalism, that liberated the slaves, gave women the vote, passed civil rights legislation etc... was all led by the "Religious Right" and if you do your homework you will find out that the Marxist posers calling themselves "Liberals" today are anything but.

In 2004 I had two types of people knocking on my door. One set wore ties, white shirts, smiles and exuded optimism and faith. Not that I rewarded them for that. The other wore save-the-whales T-shirts and slashed the tires of a neighbors' SUV.

I've picked sides with the God Squad. I may not have faith... but I believe in them.

Cross Posted at DANEgerus