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Friday, August 16, 2013

In case you were wondering

I know that if you are reading this, you probably support Voter ID laws already, but if you need ammo to hammer arguments about how "requiring an ID is oppressive", use this page.

I suppose there is a pacifist teetotalling non-smoking citizen who doesn't have a bank account or cell phone, has never applied for any government benefits or employment, lives alone in someone's garage, walks everywhere he goes, and has never been seen by a doctor or hospital* and who has never needed a prescription of any sort who REALLY, REALLY wants to influence the political landscape, but vague hypotheticals aren't enough to override the State's interest in preventing fraud on massive scales. There actually has to be someone who is harmed by the requirement. (And most States say that if the potential voter wants to vote, but can't afford the minor fee involved in obtaining the ID, that fee - often on the order of $4-20 - can be waived.

(* what with the total avoidance of tobacco and liquor, and all that healthy exercise, I have to admit this is possible)

Woke up early

Took the dogs running, took a shower and headed out. 

Came back into the house a long time later.  I haven't caught up on the news, I don't know what's going on, and dammit I need a drink.

Ah, scotch.  Yes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

So, are there any Obama Administration Officials

Who actually use their real names to conduct official business?

“Through the course of the investigation, we have learned that you sent documents related to your official duties from your official IRS e-mail account to an msn.com e-mail account labeled ‘Lois Home,’” the letter sent to Lerner states. “This raises some serious questions concerning your use of a non-official e-mail account to conduct official business.”

Hey, you know why people would use something other than their official email address to conduct official business?

BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS FUCKING WRONG AS SHIT!

Can we start the prosecution of these fucking illegal god-damned bastards now?  PLEASE?

An idea for David Letterman

Let's do a Countdown of the Bill of Rights, shall we?

First Amendment? Not so much. And an even more hypocritical example here.

Second Amendment? Not so much. Ammo registries on the way here in California, too.

Third Amendment? I would have bet money that this one would last, but not so much.

Fourth Amendment? You're kidding, right?

Fifth Amendment? No Habla Ingles.

Sixth Amendment? "Indefinite Detention", anyone?

Seventh Amendment? Fairly technical in nature, involving court cases brought in federal courts.

Eighth Amendment? It has shifted from "don't use branding and thumbscrews" to "I don't like this meal" and making the taxpayers pay for gender reassignment surgery.

Ninth Amendment? Just ask the citizens here in California, which are not even allowed to petition our elected officials to enforce the law, thanks to SCOTUS.

Tenth Amendment? Anywhere there is a Federal Department of anything not specifically mentioned as one of the enumerated powers of Congress which duplicates and overrides the assorted State agencies that would normally have the legal jurisdiction is a violation. Take the list on this page, and subtract Commerce, Defense, Justice, State and Treasury (all of which are mentioned or can be logically inferred). Get rid of the rest, lock stock and little red stapler.

But by all means, let's add some more Amendments to solve this!

Yeah, I've got nothing

Although I hear a rodeo clown got fired for daring to make fun of Black Jesus, by wearing an Obama mask while he got chased by a bull.

Hey, remember when all those Democrats got pissed at a movie depicting the assassination of George W. Bush?

Me neither.

Remember when all those Democrats got upset at GWB being burned in effigy?

Me neither.

If the Black Jesus got his ass run over by a bull, it would be one of the nicest things he deserves.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

An Oldie but a Goodie



Remember this video when you read the headlines coming from Washington, DC...

I've gone to find my ain true love



I think the reason I like bluegrass so much is the Celtic influence behind it.  You do know it was them Scots-Irish up in them hills that received the nickname "Crackers", don't you?

Don't know if I've posted this before



From the musicians that have pretty much set the standard for bluegrass for decades.  Allison Krauss and Union Station are so tight that I think they wouldn't even need to be on the same stage, and they'd still play together like that.