Day by Day

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Busy day today

and I got nuthin.....

Sorry.  But when I'm up before the sun on a Saturday, my brain doesn't quite work right.

Friday, November 14, 2014

This dude just helped land a probe on a COMET

But this feminist only cares about what he's wearing.

Here, let's rephrase that:  This man just helped advance the cause of science by leaps and bounds by doing something that nobody has ever done before, and yet there's a woman who only cares about how his shirt offends her.

But yeah, like, women are SO TOTALLY into like science and stuff!

The tagline for this piece of sniveling drivel is "One small step for man, three steps back for humankind".  Really?  REALLY?  "I don't care if you landed a spacecraft on a comet, your shirt is sexist and ostracizing".  That line was actually written by two people who claim to care about science.

If these two quivering lumps of feminist fumunda cheese gave a damn about science, they wouldn't have even noticed his shirt.  They would have been too focused on the fact that this dude just LANDED A SPACECRAFT ON A COMET, WHICH NOBODY IN THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF SPACEFLIGHT HAS EVER DONE BEFORE.

But no, that's all just passé these days.  It's his shirt that catches their attention.  But they care about science and NASA and spaceflight and stuff.  Yeah.  Right.  Sure.  Uh-huh.  Pull the other leg.

This piece is a perfect representation of Feminism in America:  So focused on their own feelings and butthurt-ness that they disregard and throw away actual accomplishments in favor of anti-male groupthink and politically correct gobbledygook.  When I first saw the photo, I saw a guy in a loud Hawaiian shirt.  I didn't see anything else, because I was too busy trying to figure out how the hell they landed a probe on a comet.

But then, I'm not a feminist, so I actually care about science rather than group-think and FEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELINGS.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Gruber can call me stupid

But I was calling him a liar for a long, long time before his videos came out.  I was calling all the Obamacare supports liars before the bill even passed.

So I'm not the stupid one, Gruber.  All your little prog buddies who supported the bill?  Oh yep.  They're dumber than a wet sack of hammers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Attention whore

Or just a plain whore, take your pick.  Kim Kardashian is showing off her naked butt on the intertubes, or something like that.

Look folks, if you really need to see that used-up skank, you can find pictures of her naked with a simple google search.  She did some spread in Playboy, and before that there was a sex tape.

No, I haven't seen either of them.  I don't care, and I think we all need to stop giving that attention whore any more attention.  She's a canker on America's ass, and I'm tired of seeing her in the news.  Can anyone tell me what special talent she has that makes her so famous?

This is what happens

when you put a politician in charge of the Border Patrol.

Border Patrol officials have pulled thousands of rifles from field agents in a large-scale effort to refurbish the weaponry, prompting the rank-and-file to complain that they've been left with the dangerous options of sharing guns or being disarmed altogether. 
Nearly one-third of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 16,300 M4 carbine rifles were tested by the agency's office of training and development, which determined that more than 2,000 had the potential for malfunction. The rate of nearly 40 percent was "more than we are comfortable with,” said CBP Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello.

Keep an eye on that Vitiello name, because towards the end of the piece he vomits forth this bit of stupidity:

Prather, who used the M4 throughout his law-enforcement career, said the weapon is “very robust” and that any issues found in the Border Patrol inspections are likely simple fixes. 
“All you need to do is pull out the old firing pin and put in the new one and the rifle is ready to go,” he said. 
Vitiello said that may be the case, but the work must be done by a specialist. 
“It may be easy to replace a firing pin, but these are things that should be done by a professional,” he said.

I underlined that stupidity part, and this shows that either Vitiello is a mouth-breathing moron, or just another political flunkey making up bullshit excuses to cover his boss's ass.  The firing pin is removed  when you strip the rifle down to clean it.  It's not some part that you have to dig out with microscopic tools, it slides out of the bolt assembly after you remove one pin.  Replacing the firing pin is as simple as that - pull one pin, tilt the bolt assembly, let the old firing pin slide out and put the new one in.

You don't need to be a professional to do this, otherwise you would have to be a "professional" just to strip and clean the rifle.  Do they have "professionals" cleaning each rifle?  No, they don't.  The agents are trained to clean their rifles, as they should be.  But now we have massive amounts of rifles pulled from duty and Border Patrol agents being put in harms way all because some douche-nozzle thinks that a firing pin needs to be replaced by a "professional"?

Someone either has a fat government contract to perform a two-minute action, or someone is trying to get Border Patrol agents killed.  With this administration, either is possible.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

There's a lot that I could say, but I've either said it before, or someone else out there is saying it much better than I could.

So just give a prayer of thanks for all those who have stood their watch on the wall.  And here is something that took me a long time to "get", and I'm not sure I understand it completely just yet.  Those who stood their watch on the wall, but never were called into combat, are just as important as those who fired shots and were shot at.  The fact that you weren't sent does not in any way take away from the fact that you stepped up and volunteered to go.  I have the same respect for the guys who filled out requisition forms in Fort Bliss as I do for the guys who were kicking in doors, because without those filled-out requisition forms, the door kickers wouldn't have had the boots, beans or bullets to do their job.

And trust me on this - every Soldier out there would rather kick in doors than fill out requisition forms.  I know that I'd rather be in Afghanistan than stuck behind my desk.

So, to everyone who came before me:  Thank you.  To everyone coming after me:  Good Luck!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps

Semper Fidelis to all my Jarhead brothers-in-arms out there.


There are days....

When I want to find all the Obamacare Supporters out there, and suffocate them in cement.  Kinda like cement shoes, but head-first.



They lied.  They lied, they lied, they lied, and then they lied some more.  And anyone who has been watching KNEW they lied, and we screamed that they were lying, and what we found out was that too many people want to believe the lies.

It's not just all the people who bought into the lies who make me sick - it's every person who continues to spew those lies even today, attempting to defend their government takeover of the health care system.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

High Ho, Silver!

Some of you young bucks might not know this, but the old "Lone Ranger" radio show was always opened with the latter half of the William Tell Overture.

You all know the song by heart, you might not know what it is.



The actual part you all know starts at 8:21.  If you listened to the entire thing, you'll have recognized other parts of the piece that are commonly used in modern day, either in commercials or cartoons.  The back-and-forth between the flute and the oboe at 5:35 has been used everywhere, although I remember it best in Loony Toons.

So, many years ago, the Ragin' Father was a huge Lone Ranger fan.  Had the mask.  Had the cap-gun pistols, for all I know.  Never missed an episode.

So my Grandfather pulls my father aside one day and tells him that there's a special edition of the Lone Ranger coming up on the radio, and it's so special that there's a huge musical intro to it.  So my father sits down, and Grandpa plays the entire William Tell Overture.  After it was all done, Dad looks over at his dad and says "So when is the Lone Ranger coming on?" at which point my Grandpa collapses into laughter.

I don't think my Dad ever forgave his father.

On the other hand, he's still a big Lone Ranger fan and loves the William Tell Overture like nobody's business.

All this came to mind because we went to the Long Beach Symphony tonight, and the opening piece was the William Tell Overture.  They did it proud.  Put shivers up my spine and across my scalp.