Day by Day

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hurting

My dear, lovely wife threw me a surprise birthday party last night.  My birthday was last week, but since we were apart at the time it had to wait.

I'm still hung-over.  Oof.

My wife rocks.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Why I hate Chicago

Part something-or-other.  It's a really, really long list, mkay?  But this.....  Felons get to vote in Chicago.  Troops serving overseas?  Not so much.

Fuck Chicago.

More Election Fraud in Philly

It's how they win, folks.  They can't win on their ideas, so they have to cheat.

Via C&S.

Lifestyles of the dumb and clueless

John F'n Kerry says that America is in a period of "know-nothingess", or some bullshit like that.  Well, he's kinda right.  He's still a member of Congress.  If people in America were more informed, he'd be tarred, feathered, and pushed out to see on his yacht, which would be filled with oil and set afire by archers on shore shooting lit arrows onto the poop deck.  Because that's what you do with anti-American, backstabbing traitorous shitweasels like John F'n Kerry.

Seriously, this guy is one big GOP campaign commercial, isn't he?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Curb-Stomped

Or, ya know, NOT.  There's video out of the Rand Paul rally that's currently got the Leftist shitheels up in arms, only it shows the Moveon.org zombie bumrushing Paul's car not once but twice before she was restrained.  And she wasn't curb stomped.  Some blockhead stepped on her shoulder to keep her down.  Sorry, not curb stomping.

Kenneth Gladney got the living shit beat out of him by Leftist thugs and had to go to the hospital.  But he doesn't count, because he supports the Tea Parties, so no story for you!  This two-bit bitch bumrushed a politician's car carrying an object in her hands, TWICE, and she got restrained, but because she's part of the groupthink class, the media is up in arms.

You know what?  At this point, I wouldn't mind seeing a Moveon.org zombie get curbstomped.  Maybe it would teach them to behave in a half-way civilized fashion for once.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Conversations

So the Mrs. was making our Cranberry BBQ Sauce, and it calls for fresh cranberries, and as she's stirring it she's talking to them.

Ragin' Mrs.:  C'mon little cranberries!  Pop!  Pop and fill the sauce with your cranberry goodness!  Be conservative cranberries!

Ragin' Dave:  Conservative Cranberries?

Ragin' Mrs.:  Yeah, cranberries that know they have to work and put effort into it and be productive.  Not like lazy liberal cranberries!

Ragin' Dave:  I'm so putting this on the blog.

By the way, if the only cranberry sauce you've ever seen came out of a can, go buy a bag of cranberries.  Put it in a saucepot, and cover it with enough water to just cover the berries.  Add in a cup of sugar.  Simmer.  The berries will pop open, and the pectin in the berries will thicken up the sauce.   There you go.  Home made cranberry sauce.  It's really not that hard.

Blatz



Blatz is still produced and sold around these parts.  It sounds the same when you pronounce it as when it comes out of you the next morning.

Wind

We've got a system blowing through right now that's taking damn near everything that isn't tied down and blowing it into the next county.  Whew.

I think I just saw Nancy Pelosi ride her broom through the area, headed West.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Retirement

No, not for me.  I still have quite a bit of time before that happens.  But last Saturday, a rather prominent member of my unit retired, after 41 years of military service.  Just stop and think about that.  How many of the people reading this blog are younger than 41?  This guy joined the military before you were born.

Forty one years.  Four decades of military service.  That just doesn't happen.  But he's retired now, and working happily on his property, planning his hunt for next month.

Godspeed.

Dig out your wool clothing

Because this winter is going to get downright cold.  To those of you in Florida, that should frighten you a bit.  For those of us in more Northern climes, that should scare you shitless.

Pardon me, I need to go buy a block heater for my truck.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Quote of the day III

From the comments to this post at The Smallest Minority.  (And read the entire post, it's well worth it.)

“Political tags—such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal conservative, and so forth—are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”  - Robert Heinlein

I think that's a damn good summation.

Dog Bites Man

Seen this yet?

It happened Wednesday night at the beginning of a debate between Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean, GOP challenger Joe Walsh and Green Party candidate Bill Scheurer.  The debate for Illinois 8th congressional district took place at Grayslake Central High School. While League of Women Voters moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish began explaining the rules of the debate an audience member raised his hand and (when called upon) asked if they were going to start with the Pledge of Allegiance. When she said no, the audience booed and almost all in the crowd of more than 300 stood and enthusiastically recited it anyway. Tate-Bradish, who joined in the pledge, issued a scolding when the crowd finished saying they are not allowed to disrespect her.
(.....)
Illinois League of Women Voters Executive Director Jan Czarnik said what happened at the debate and subsequent criticism directed at moderator Kathy Tate-Bradish was an attempt by supporters of Republican candidate Joe Walsh and tea party members to bully the organization.
So, just to recap - saying the pledge of allegiance?  A GOP plot to bully the Illinois League of Women Voters and "phony patriotism".

Right.

Perhaps if you didn't have two "progressive" anti-American hacks running the debate, displays like this wouldn't be necessary.  But until the Left is beaten down and kicked the hell out (or finally make good on their promise to leave that they made when Bush won the 2004 election) the people who actually love this country are going to have to keep reminding them that just because their Marxist Messiah is in the White House doesn't mean that all Americans have bought into the trans-nationalist ideal that their Leninist Leader pushes.  We're proud to be American, because we know just what that entails.

I read crap like this, and I hear the prediction made years ago about another civil war, and suddenly it sounds a bit more plausible.

I saw this yesterday

And felt my blood pressure spike through the roof.  States weigh letting non-citizens vote.  You want to vote?  Become a citizen.  You don't get to have it both ways.

As Rodger the Real King of France points out.....

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Music for a Sunday

For those who don't know, the month of October in the Catholic Church is dedicated to the Rosary, which in it's basic form is a prayer (or prayers, depending on your point of view) said to the mother of Jesus asking for her intercession with her son.  I won't get into the theological aspects of everything on this blog, because to be quite frank I don't know if I'm the best guy to have a theological discussion with.  But when I was the choir director of my chapel, I always wanted to hear "Ave Maria" by Schubert in October.  A simple prayer, set to music.



Ave Maria was set to music by a whole host of different composers, but this one has always been my favorite.