Day by Day

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Interacting with Obama voters

The Ragin' Mrs. and I were out doing some shopping today; some groceries, a new pair of jeans for me (first new pair in years to tell the truth) and various sundry items.  On the way from one store to another, we pass a bicyclist doing his best to make an annoyance of himself in the middle of the road.  We maneuver  around him, pull up to the light (which is red) and wait for the green.  I'm in the far right lane, getting ready to turn right.  In the meantime, Mr. Future Road Pizza pulls up at the crosswalk, and engages in a conversation with some skinny gang-banger wanna-be covered in tattoos that guarantee he'll never make more than minimum wage.

The light turns green.  Mr. Future Road Pizza is still blocking traffic, still chatting up Mr. Gang-Banger.

A car beside me honks.  Mr. Gang-Banger hollers something at him.  Whatever, I don't give a damn what he yelled, I just want to get a move on.  The car in front of me manages to turn, and so I start to creep up to make my turn, and Mr. Future Road Pizza decides that now is the perfect time for him to cut right, exactly in front of my car.  So I hit the brakes before I hit him, and both the Ragin' Mrs. and I yell "HEY!" at the same time.

Apparently, Mr Gang-Banger doesn't like our reaction, because he flips his lid and jumps out in front of us, screaming all kinds of "I'm such a badass" bullshit.

You know that "fight or flight" reaction?  Both the Ragin' Mrs. and I were ready to jump out of the car and beat that motherfucker's ass.  I was suffering from mixed emotions - beating that punk-ass bitch would have been one of the most satisfying things I've ever done in California.  However, it would have most likely gotten me tossed from the military at this particular juncture, and I wasn't ready to toss my career down the tubes for the satisfaction of turning that fucking punk into a bawling, slobbering pile of bloody meat.  I'm still suffering from those mixed emotions, to tell the truth. 

My desire to inflict large amounts of pain must have been written on my face, because he shut up after about five seconds and moved out of the way.  He was still talking, but he wouldn't make eye contact.  We made our turn, and then both the Mrs. and I worked our way out of the RCOB adrenalin rush that we were both experiencing. 

I have never lived in such a place, where huge chunks of the population were incapable of driving, or following the rules of the road.  I have never lived in such a place where so many people were incapable of any kind of polite interaction with the rest of the population.  I have never lived in such a place where my desire to pulverize the arrogant, rude, selfish fucking bastards has risen to the forefront of my consciousness every single day.  I've got two years left in this fucking hellhole, and I hope and pray that I can make it out of here without breaking my fists on the face of some punk-ass bitch who thinks he's tougher than I am, and wants to try to prove it. 

All I wanted to do was drive to the store and get a pair of jeans.  And I almost hopped out of my car to curb-stomp some oxygen thief in the middle of the day.

I really do pray the day never comes when I give in to that urge.

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day

Lapping up the tears edition:

You think a bunch of people can sit down and... Lux Fiat! ...re-write the rules for how 15% of the economy works in one fell swoop, in what amounts to a giant bong-fueled bull session, and have nothing go wrong? You might as well try to change the spark plugs on your car while the engine's running.

Then again, these are people who think that the efficiency of internal combustion engines or the amount of water it takes to carry off a turd are governed by legislative magic and not the laws of physics.

I so, so very much wish I had come up with that last line.....

Friday, November 15, 2013

I just spoke with my Congressman's office

I asked the guy who answered the phone what the Congressman intended to do about the President';s violation of the Separation of Powers and the breaking of his Presidential Oath of Office.

Congressional Aide: "Well, I don't think that's what the President is doing."

Me: "Okay, but aren't there deadlines written into the Affordable Care Act? Dates on which certain steps must be taken and certain things must be accomplished, written into the law, voted on, and signed by President Obama?"

CA: "Yes, that's true."

Me: "Okay, and since those dates were enacted by Congress, and the Act became Law, the President doesn't have the authority to simply rewrite the law, and change those dates to suit his political necessity. The Constitution gives the power to write and edit laws to the Legislature, and tells the President that it is his job to enforce those laws, not rewrite them."

CA: "Yeah, but I'm not sure that's what is happening."

Me: "But that IS what the President is doing. He is changing those deadlines because it isn't popular any more, and he simply doesn't have the Constitutional authority to do that. What happens if a Republican has the Presidency and uses what is happening now as precedent, perhaps saying, 'Oh, I don't think I will bother raising those taxes, even though Congress wrote them to take effect now, I will push them off for a few years because I want to help out the people who helped me get elected'?"

CA: "Well, I don't think you understand that this is how things are done here in Washington these days."

Me: "Oh, so the President thinks that the Constitution doesn't matter anymore? Thanks for telling me." {Click}

"...against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic..." I no longer believe that this government is legitimate. It has violated the Constitution, over and over again, and intends to go on doing so. They have forfeited all claim to my allegiance, and I am going to begin treating them like the hostile occupying power they have become.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day, O LOOK SHINY edition

From Vox Day:

Most "ADHD" is little more than mothers and female teachers drugging little boys due to their inability to behave like little girls.

You can go read the rest of the post.  It's interesting just how much difference there is in both diagnosis and treatment in two different countries.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What Democrats really think of women

Dear women - according to the Democrat American Communist Party, you are nothing more than stupid sluts who only care about cheap free birth control pills, and are too simple to understand complex economic decisions regarding your health care coverage.

You think I'm kidding?  You think I'm wrong?  Look at what they put out for their ad.  WHO ARE THEY TARGETING WITH THAT ADVERTISEMENT?

Young women, that's who.  Because they think you're just a bunch of dim-witted sluts who can be bought off cheap.

You gonna prove them right?

Spot the similarities

Obamacare flaw allows anyone on Earth to fraudulently enroll through healthcare.gov

I got ten bucks says the code was written by the same douche-nozzles who set up Obama's electioneering donations page!

Hmmmmmm, using past performance as an indicator of future actions!  How quaint!  Or, as the Democrat American Communist Party likes to say, "SHUT UP YOU RACIST HATER!  IT'S BUSH'S FAULT!"

Monday, November 11, 2013

The trouble with Atheists

... is that they won't ever quit bringing up God in everything they do.

Now I have nothing against atheists, just as I would have no issue with Flat-Earthers, but simply taking the religious position they do doesn't grant them any sort of moral or ethical superiority. I point out that having a religion does not require a Supreme Being or Deity. Buddhism is the largest such example, with between 350-550 million followers. (The beings known as "Devas" or "Brahmas" are not deities as such, but merely those reborn into the highest planes of existence, having necessarily passed through humanity at some point.)

Now we have atheists sitting around, singing songs that support their religious beliefs in a crowd of their coreligionists, and taking moments of quiet contemplation to begin and end their religious convocations. If it looks like a church, sounds like a church, and talks like a church, it's a church.

My only question is what religious symbol they have atop the spire? And whether they will have the chutzpah to demand tax-exempt status given to churches.

Well, it's kind of veteran-themed

This email making the rounds on the intertubes...

"Putting things in perspective: March 21st 2010 to October 1 2013 is 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.  December 7, 1941 to May 8, 1945 is 3 years, 5 months, 1 day.  What this means is that in the time we were attacked at Pearl Harbor to the day Germany surrendered is not enough time for this progressive federal government to build a working webpage.  Mobilization of millions, building tens of thousands of tanks,  planes, jeeps, subs, cruisers, destroyers, torpedoes, millions upon millions of guns, bombs, ammo, etc. Turning the tide in North Africa,  Invading Italy, D-Day,  Battle of the Bulge, Race to Berlin - all while we were also fighting the Japanese in the Pacific!!  And in that amount of time - this administration can't build a working webpage."