Day by Day

Saturday, December 11, 2010

No, no, no, no, no, and again NO!

No women in the infantry.  No way, no how.  The fact that this is even being considered shows just how fucking ignorant people are about the military and about our job.  Holy Jumping Jehosephat on a pogo stick, just what do we have to do before the fucking stupid fairy stops beating people like this?

Dear lord, I didn't need to see that.  I'm going to go buy a bottle, drink it completely dry, and then beat myself unconscious with it.  Maybe I'll wake up and this will be nothing but a bad dream.

Flying Solo

Ladies and Gents, I apologize for the lack of bloggage, but I'm busier than a one-armed paper hanger.  If there's any one out there who never tried blogging before and would like a chance to blog here, let me know.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Linky Love today

Because Davey-boy is frazzled and running on "E".  Luckily for me, Kevin Baker already found my link for the day:  What's wrong with a little Socialism?

The problem is that to implement socialism, basic freedoms have to be curtailed or abolished. For starters, socialism is built on government ownership or very tight control of industry and commerce. This means, obviously, that citizens' rights to freely pursue business opportunities are severely limited by the government. Property rights must also be greatly curtailed, and the personal accumulation of wealth abolished. The government becomes the arbitrator of who succeeds, and to what extent.
And also from Mr. Baker is the "Grab your guns and ammo" post of the day.


Today’s stark refusal of the senate to heel in their most venal, basic impulses over the country’s dire need for prudent management during our current economic implosion, a feat they foolishly orchestrated in all of their glorious incompetence, tells me we’ve crossed the abyss into no man’s land.
The crisp suits we’ve elected to spend and manage our money don’t have a single ounce of respect for the work and sacrifice we provide to fund their sickening folly. Their disdain for the republic is manifest in every piece of statist legislation under consideration, their privileged contempt for our conscripted dollars evident in every spendthrift measure they pass.
I believe it’s finally time to start discussing alternatives to our present system. The republic of the founding fathers no longer exists.


I don't think I can disagree with them.  My fear is this - knowing who has their hands on the levers of power, how do we stop the next government from being worse?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Maybe it's just me

Jennifer Rubin says that Obama caved, Republicans won the tax battle of 2010.

There really is no other way to say it: the Republicans won, the liberal Democrats lost, and the president sided with the Republicans. The subject, of course, is an agreement to extend all the Bust tax cuts. The president tonight announced a "bipartisan framework" for agreement on, among other things, to extend the Bush tax cuts for two years. A Republican House aide tells me tonight it is "a damn good deal." And so it is, from the perspective of conservatives.

Come January, we need to do better.  However, kicking the tax debate can down the road until 2012?  Friggin' Brilliant.  Let's have that debate right before the 2012 elections!  The only way to get taxes more on the minds of voters is to move Income Tax day from April 15th to the Monday before elections.  So on that we got a win.

December 7th, 1941

Is the day the Empire of Japan attacked, without provocation, the US at Pearl Harbor, and Schofield Barracks, and Wheeler Field, and Hickam Field, and Kaneohe, which later became Kaneohe Marine Air Base, which is where my father was stationed when I was a kid.

I've been to the USS Arizona memorial.  It's still leaking oil, one tiny drop at a time, blossoming on the water's surface bit by bit.

Do I blame modern day Japan for this?  Of course not.  The Japanese of today have as little to do with that war as I do.  But I bring it up because it shows the folly of sitting around while violent men with hostile intentions plan to attack you.  A lesson that quite a bit of this country seems to have forgotten.  And we've forgotten it before, to our detriment.

I wonder how many of our high school students in America today even know why December 7th happened?

Monday, December 06, 2010

Webster Wept

Megan McCain had to look up what "blue bloods" meant?

No wonder the Democrat Media loves this woman; she's a fucking imbecile.  I caught one tiny bit of some speech she had done on a TV show.  Some radio host was just having a field day with her statement "as a twenty-nine year old woman...."  and that's all I heard, because the radio host would only play that much.  Just that little bit of speech, seven words, she sounded like Paris Hilton with body fat.

Yeech.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Mistake, corrected

I've had Mind Numbed Robot in my personal bookmarks for a while.  Now he's finally on the blogroll.  Sorry that took so long!

Sausage

Since several kind-hearted strangers have donated venison to the Ragin' Household, my hunting season being ended before it ever started, the Ragin' Mrs. and I have started experimenting with recipes.  Two kinds of hunter's sausage.  An Italian Wine and Cheese sausage.  And a merguez which should be hot enough to blow my sinuses out my ears.

Oh yeah, baby.  It's good eats time.