Day by Day

Friday, December 24, 2010

Joy to the World



Merry Christmas, everyone.  At Midnight Mass in my church back home, this is always the last song we sing, with all the stops pulled out.

Joy!

Christmas Eve



Thursday, December 23, 2010

The cost of an education

Folks, if you want your kids to be happy, send 'em to a trade school.  It'll give them a leg up, and it'll keep your wallet a little heavier.

Because a collage education ain't what it used to be.

Of course, how many college graduates have degrees in crap like "Wymyn's Studies", or "Film Studies" or some other soft shit like that?  I'm not seeing an increase in the number of doctors or scientists or engineers, just an overall increase in "college graduates".  And when you can waste four years of time and hundreds of thousands of dollars on a scholastic major of interpretive dance, then it's NO FRIKKING DUH that you won't exactly get a high paying job when you get out.

Confirmation

We knew that Barack Hussein Obama was a communist cockholster of the first order, but thanks to Wikileaks we now know just how hard Obama worked to gobble up Hugo Chavez's manchowder.

Yes, that's rude, crude, and offensive.  Sue me.  At this point, that's all I can muster up.  I never claimed to be perfect.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Adeste Fideles



Enjoy

A little history

I used to live on the top of this hill in Spokane.



And that's the easy part of the hill.  There's sections that you don't even walk on if you get a winter storm, because you won't stop sliding for about a mile.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dave, where were you?

Shoveling snow, beeyotches.  Lots of it.  Pounds of it.  Fucking TONS of it.

Got my workout, I did.  More than made up for the kick-ass tri-meat sammich the Ragin' Mrs. made for dinner tonight.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Because I need it

And because I'm so tired of the over-commercialized, post-modernistic, industrial production "christmas" music that takes Christ out of Christmas as much as possible and replaces him with a fat man in a red suit.



There's a reason why Christ comes first in Christmas, folks.



Or, if you prefer it in English:

Exhale

Did anyone else just breathe a sigh of relief as North Korea blinked at the ROK?

Having spent a year in Korea, I have no desire to go back and fight there in the winter time.  Or the summer time for that matter.  It's a hellish place to fight.  Casualties would make Iraq and Afghanistan look like a walk in the park.

Two Posts

relating to the repeal of DADT.  Dan Riehl and This Ain't Hell.  If you want to see what the supporters of the repeal actually think about our military, all you have to do is read their words.  Of course, now that our military has once again been used as a social experiment, I'm wondering what the Left is going to ask for next.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Does this mean I'm officially old?

When GOC posts his Saturday Boobage, and all I can think of when I see the girls lined up is:

"Top left two are FAKE!  So's the one on the bottom far right."

The link is, needless to say, Not Safe For Work.

I almost agree with these three paragraphs

From Drew M at Ace of Spades, regarding the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell:

I bet we see the worst case scenario that Gates and the Joint Chiefs warned of because this whole push has always been about personal edification for a few individuals and the political left, not military necessity.

That said, if the policy was going to be changed, this is the right way to do it. Supporters made their case to the people and Congress and they won. That's the way the system works.

Now we get to sit back and find out all the unintended consequences of this action are.

You're not going to see the worst case scenario, you're going to see something worse than that.  As Drew points out, this is entirely about personal edification and not about military necessity.  We do not need homosexuals in the military to make the military stronger.  In fact, the introduction of open homosexuality into the military is going to require all kinds of new laws and regulations which will decrease the effectiveness of the military.  But WHO GIVES A FUCK, right?  Nobody who supported this shit thinks that it's going to make the military stronger.  That's not what this is about at all.  This is all about political correctness and turning the military into just another social project.  This is about making yourself feel so much better and so much more fucking tolerant.  So the end result, with all those unintended consequences, is going to be even worse.  

Smokin'

Got seven pounds of bacon and two big hams in the smoker.  Got it set as cold as I possibly can, which in Wisconsin is several shades colder than anywhere else I've been, so this is going to be a good cold smoke.  Mix of apple and cherry.

Maybe I'll make it to church today.  After the past couple of months, that would be rather enjoyable.