Day by Day

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I know how she feels

Oh yes indeedy I do.....

These fuckwads sit in their little rainforest hamlet receiving many federal dollars so they can go out at commit treason against the very institution that supports theirs and then bitch because there are criteria that allow them to study the sex habits of ants on my dime. Then they get their hemp panties all in a wad because someone calls them up to offer them an option....a CHOICE.... of actually making something worthwhile of themselves to which they could simply respond not interested in the same manner that we respond to completely unsolicited telemarketing calls from businesses and political campaigns to which we’re not even beholden to.

I do find it somewhat snickerable that the military would even want to enlist anyone from this institution and maybe they’re just poking them with a pointy stick.

Craft Day

Our house is craft room central right now. I've got chain mail, leather and other craft things scattered all over the house. I've been making leather nameplates for my co-workers. I've been making a suit of armor; a breast-plate and back -plate. And of course, that means all the buckles and straps and everything that goes with it. The Mrs. is getting set up to sew once she's back in civilization. It's almost like we're finally waking up and realizing that we're not stuck here forever. We'll be leaving soon. And we're getting back to doing all the things we used to do.

So yeah, I've been busy today. And I have a roll of leather sitting in my dining room looking at me. So I've been ignoring politics for a while. It's good for my mental health.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Damage Control

I would just point out that McAmnesty's poll numbers were about the same as Ron Paul's were until the media, including and especially FoxNews, started telling us that in nationwide polls matching up Republican candidates against Democrat candidates, McAmnesty was "the only one who could beat Hillary." That is when his numbers started going up and that is, I believe, the primary reason why people voted for him. That is also why Coulter came out and said she would vote for Billary if it was between McAmnesty and Queen LardAss - as a counterweight to the "beat Clinton at any cost" faction. The other thing was that, even among voters who were informed about the candidates' positions, including McAmnesty's repeated back-stabbing and liberal positions, many people just view Mormonism as a cult. Hence the big returns for Fuckabee. The other thing about Romney is that he was governor of Massachusetts, i.e., from Massachusetts, like John Fucking Kerry. Most of us are sick of politicians from Massachusetts, and we're sick of Florida deciding elections for us. (Iowa and New Hampshire can suck it, too.)

Of the final three, Romney easily wins on the issues, and is clearly more intelligent than any candidate on either side, but he just got caught up in this cross-fire between media/poll-driven side-shows and anti-Mormon sentiment.

So we're stuck with McCain. I can't believe I just typed that! It's him or back to the USSR. Or civil war. Personally, I'd rather view it as the second American Revolution but that's for another post. In this one, I'm just thinking, "Now what?"

So, moving on... McCain has to be careful in selecting a VP. Not only does he need social conservatives to win, he needs a majority of actual Republicans to vote for him - something that hasn't actually happened yet. At this point it isn't clear that he can count on even that much. Here in California, a majority of registered Republicans voted for Romney, but the thing is you don't have to state your party affiliation to vote the Republican ticket in CA. (UPDATE: I may have been in error here about decline-to-state voters in CA, so scratch that last sentence. See the comments section for explanation.) Moreover, only 75% of the voters in the Republican primaries nationwide were registered Republicans. So, not only do we not get to ask our candidates questions at the "debates" (remember CNN's YouTube debate, with Hillary plants and Obambi fans asking all the questions, except maybe that one about the Confederate Flag or the "Do you believe every single word in this book?" question - the redneck stereotypes that are all that the MSM will let us see of the Republican base) but on top of that, if a Demonrat is indifferent between Queen Billary and Messiah Obambi (their policy statements are the same anyway, and for a liberal choosing between the two would require a ranking of minority/victim groups, which is painful) they, Demonrats and "moderates," got to choose the Republican candidate to a larger degree than normal. I've talked to some of these people (did I mention that I live in California?), and though they may have voted for McCain in the primary, no way will they vote for any Republican in the general election. If they say they might, they're lying. My own mother lies to me when it comes to shit like this Don't believe it.

So McVain needs Republicans to vote for him. To get Republicans to vote for McNYT, he needs a very conservative running mate, (or possibly a star with major experience like Condi Rice to keep the establishment republicans on board while taking away the minority/victim group factor). If he picks another pro-amnesty establishment republican, like Lindsay Graham, it's over. The GOP that is.

But the real reason that McCain has to be careful with his VP pick is the Cheney factor. In the current administration, Cheney more or less prevents the Demonrats from launching impeachment proceedings. That is why Kucinich filed papers to impeach Cheney instead of Bush. If they impeach Bush, then Cheney becomes president, at which point all the lefty loonatics' heads would immediately implode. That would be suicide for the dems. Cheney turned out to be Bush's insurance policy.

The loony leftists (i.e., the Democrat Party Base) still haven't gotten revenge for Clintoon's impeachment (only second president to ever be impeached) legacy, and if a Republican is elected, he'd better have a VP who scares the shit out of people like Harry Reid, because the calls for impeachment would not stop. I would suggest Fred Thompson - that would also serve as a guarantee that conservative judges would be nominated to the Supreme Court - but there are other great picks out there.

And by the way, to whoever thought up this primary election system where just a few states get to pick the presidential candidate and half the states don't get to vote at all prior to a candidate's selection, eat shit. Seriously.

Ladies and Gentlemen.....

We are so truly fucked.

Mr. Baker provides commentary that ought to make you vomit. The only reason McCain even has a shot at this election is because the people running against him are absolute communists. But could you imagine Joe Lieberman as his opponent? McCain would lose. Hell, if Zell Miller came out of retirement and ran against McCain, then McCain would lose. He is the second least electable Republican out there, with Mike Huckster being the first.

To the Republican Party: Fuck you. Go to hell. Why don't you go outside and play hide and go fuck yourself? Because I'm never doing a damn thing for you ever again. I'm finished with you. Done. I wash my hands of you. My only goal in this country at this point is damage control. Damage control from the damage that THE G.O.P. IS PART OF!

I wonder if Bill Quick is still floating that third party idea around......

Thursday, February 07, 2008

A quote

The Ragin' Mrs. and I were talking last night, discussing the nation, and who the nominee is going to be for the Republican party, and she pops out with "Well, if we're going to have a Democrat in the President's office, it might as well be McCain."

Let me make this prediction right here and now - if McCain gets the nomination, it will fundamentally change the Republican party as we all think we know it. Even if conservatives hold their nose and vote for McCain over Hillary Rotten Anti-christ, the moment they walk out of the voting booth they will then walk away from the GOP forever.

It'll be a shitty couple of years after that.

In agreement

With Mr. Alger here. The short short version - we conservatives want the government to do what the rules and laws of this country says it should do. AND NOTHING ELSE.

For this, we get called plenty of names. Feh. All I know is that once I'm back in civilization, I'm stocking up on weapons and ammo, because sure a shit this country is headed for a rough ride.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A little something about that "stimulus" package...

You know, that big check we're all supposed to get as part of the "stimulus" package? Uh, yeah. I don't know how to break this to you, but IT'S YOUR OWN MONEY!!

The government is giving you some of your own money and calling it a "benefit." Or a "bonus."

But know what? Come tax time next year, your rebate check will be less by exactly the same amount. You aren't getting any MORE money, your just getting the same money at a different time. Your money. It's like transfering money from savings to checking and thinking you made something on the deal.

Or like using a credit card to buy something because you can't afford to pay cash.

I call this "moving the holes." You never actually fill it, you just move it to a different spot in the yard.

I am continually amazed at how stupid politicians think we are. And I'm even more amazed when people fall for it. Guess I should know better by now.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

You are judged by the company you keep

McCain just took California, perhaps the most liberal state in the country.

Also:
New York
Illinois
New Jersey
New Hampshire
Delaware
Conneticut

All "Blue States" during the 2004 Presidential election.

Now, does this mean that he's a good candidate for "across the aisle" dialogue because of his universal appeal, or does it show the appeal this "conservative" candidate has in traditionally liberal states? Given how well he did in the "Red" states, me I'm thinking the latter.

Because it seems to fit

Given the fact that no matter who we elect to the Presidency this year, we will be electing someone who will grant the government more and more power over the citizens of this country, it seems rather appropriate to post the ten stages of a civilization. If you haven't seen this yet, write it down and look it over. I present to you, without comment (yet):

The first stage moves from bondage to spiritual faith.

The second from spiritual faith to great courage.

The third stage moves from great courage to liberty.

The fourth stage moves from liberty to abundance.

The fifth stage moves from abundance to selfishness.

The sixth stage moves from selfishness to complacency.

The seventh stage moves from complacency to apathy.

The eighth stage moves from apathy to moral decay.

The ninth stage moves from moral decay to dependence.

And the tenth and last stage moves from dependence to bondage.

Now, the length of time for each stage isn't set in stone. But I'd say we're well into stage seven or eight based on the general actions of the American populace. It may be possible to pull ourselves back from going any farther. Hell, it may be possible to reverse the trend for a little bit.

But none of the current crop of candidates are going to pull it back one iota. Every last one of the worthless bastards still running is a full-fledged, big-government nanny-statist who are pushing us closer to stages nine and ten as fast as they possibly can.

Yeah, I'm a little gloomy today. Why do you ask?

Adding on to Steve B's post below -

Kevin from Drumwaster's Rants has a post up about Nanny State government in Mississippi.

It has actually happened. Lawmakers have proposed legislation that forbids restaurants and food establishments from serving food to anyone who is obese (as defined by the State). Under this bill, food establishments are to be monitored for compliance under the State Department of Health and violators will have their business permits revoked.

The report admits that this bill is dead on arrival in the Mississippi state government, but the plain fact is that IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN WRITTEN.

IT IS NOT THE GOVERNMENT'S JOB TO TELL YOU WHAT TO EAT! DEAR FUCKING CHRIST ON A CRUTCH!

Hillary and the rest of the communist swine need to be removed from power. Period, end of story. Do it as quickly as possible. Because the consequences for us would make 1984 look like a utopia.

Big Brother? No, not just Big Brother alone. It would be Big Brother, Mommy, and Nurse Ratched all blended into one.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Elect Hillary - It's for your own good, really. I mean it.

Stolen from Kim Du Toit:
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday she might be willing to garnish the wages of workers who refuse to buy health insurance to achieve coverage for all Americans.

The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC’s “This Week,” she said: “I think there are a number of mechanisms” that are possible, including “going after people’s wages, automatic enrollment.”

Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms.
She will not just provide an opportunity for health care for the po' people, she will REQUIRE that EVERYONE particpate, or pay the penalty for non-compliance.

I'm really not all that sure how that's not a border-line dictatorship. The Rabid Left makes all these gasping, chest-clutching doom-and-gloom predictions about how Bush will declare martial law come election time, or how there is some Christian "Dominionist" conspiracy to force everyone to live under a Christian form of Sharia law. Jack-booted thugs kicking in your door if you are gay or an atheist. Which, you know, happens everyday.

Now, please. Tell me. How is using the IRS as your enforcer any different? Ah, but THIS is okay, cuz it's for the _______ (poor, children, environment, fill in the blank).

When a credit card signs me up for services I don't want, without my permission, I can call the BBB or the Attorney General and report them. They have to pay back anything they charged me. If a mechanic performs services I didn't want or authorize, I don't have to pay. If a company has an exclusive market on something, and I've got no choice but to pay for their product whether I want it or not, it's called a "monopoly" and violates anti-trust laws.

But if the Governmenttm does it, I guess it's okay. Thus you see the difference between free-market capitalism and a socialist autocracy.

If this happens, and "they" make it law, it will be declared of form of child abuse or neglect if you don't buy into the gubmints Health Care plan. And they will threaten you will having your children taken away if you don't get on board. It already happens all the time. Don't do things the way the "government" says you should, you lose your kids. And good luck getting them back.

Elect Shrillary! For the Children! (The rest of us can just fry, right?)

UPDATE:
Here's a quick lesson in the Constitution, there Hill'. "To promote the general welfare" doesn't mean that everyone should be ON welfare.

Giants win the Super Bowl

The Noo Yawk Fookin' GIANTS!

Who the hell saw that happening, eh? C'mon, raise your hand if you thought little Manning could win more than a high school bake sale lottery. I thought he was going to get steamrolled flat. But when the G-men's defensive line started turning the Patsie's O-line into their personal bitches during the second quarter, I knew it was going to be a good game. Still.... THE FOOKIN' GIANTS! Weren't they about a gazillion point underdogs or something like that?

Damn. I have a co-worker who's going to be unbearable for the next year or so.

Random Thought - how much money do you think was lost by people betting on the Patriots as a "sure thing"?