Saturday, February 14, 2004


I've gotten some entries, and they're looking good. Keep sending in your links to Tim and myself. Just click on the names.
Did you know?

That the guide rod to the recoil assembly in a 1911 can unscrew itself? Yep. It can. Guess what it does then.... Yep. It falls out. And once it falls out, the next time you fire a round, the recoil spring curls itself into a rather remarkable semblance of a pretzel.

This is bad. Springs should not look like pretzels.

The good news is that the major parts of the gun are fine. But I need a new recoil assembly. So, until I can find a parts store that carries Rock Island Armory parts, I've got the .38 Special revolver on my belt. But I am not happy.

Phil gets a beavertail safety to work on the damn gun, and the next day it breaks. Grrrrrrrrrrrr..............

Friday, February 13, 2004

Didya know that Tom Cruise is obese?

The gummint says so. And Bush and Michael Jordan are overweight.

Can we scrap this whole bullshit BMI now? This has got to be the biggest damn joke I've ever seen in terms of health. The government has taken the fact that it doesn't know it's own ass from it's elbow and multiplied it into gigantic proportions. Tom Cruise obese? Screw that. They've simply taken his height and weight and made a determination, without looking at body fat content, muscle amount, or ANY OTHER FACTOR that people with half a brain include.

Since when does the government have the right to tell us what our body type is. IT DOESN'T! And this is the perfect example why! BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT IS INCOMPETENT, AT BEST.

You wonder where your tax dollars go? Here's one place: To some poorly organized government office filled with idiotic fuckwits who couldn't survive in the real world. So they sit in some building and write completely worthless guides and standards, paid for by your dollar and mine.

What to lower the deficit? Let's start kicking fucknozzles like this out of their cushy government job and on to their flabby, pasty asses. There is no reason what so ever to have the government involved in fitness or health. This "guide" just underscores the reasons.
Carnival Reminder

Get your links to both Tim and I by Tuesday, 8:00 PM EST.

wraithwulf AT yahoo DOT com, and SlimyBill AT yahoo DOT com.

The Bitchgirls have put out some tips for protecting your 2nd Amendment Rights. People should be able to do at least one or two of them. If we don't work to protect what we have, we'll lose it, simple as that.

Take a gander, and see if you can do anything.

Hat tip to the Smallest Minority.

The Captain's Quarters points out an AWOL Lie.

John Hawkins list the The Best Quotes From Mona Charen's 'Useful Idiots'

Microsoft has removed some offensive images from one of its fonts. You'll hardly believe what they are.

LGF showed me.

Winning the Islamic Culture War

Seen on Instapundit

Check out these excerpts from a Philadelphia Daily News column about John Kerry's suspected infidelity:

"After being approached by a top news producer, the woman fled to Africa, where she remains, the Drudge Report can reveal," the Web site breathlessly reported...



But there's one huge problem with the story, which raced through newsrooms across the country like a computer virus: Nobody has been able to confirm that it was true.

So now allegations have to be true to be important. Won't the "Deserter in Chief" be pleased!!!

Oh, and Matt Drudge is termed a "conservative gossipmeister".


Kerry sex scandal lurking?

Thursday, February 12, 2004

Death is the only appropriate answer

For this son-of-a-bitch.

A Washington National Guardsman was arrested today in connection to trying to provide information to the al-Qaida terrorist network, the Army said.
Spc. Ryan G. Anderson, a member of the Guard's 81st Armor Division, faces charges of aiding the enemy by wrongfully attempting to communicate and give intelligence to the al-Qaida terrorist network, Army Lt. Col. Stephen Barger said at a news conference at Fort Lewis this afternoon.

It's time we bring back tarring and feathering, if you ask me. Or better yet, throw a rope over the barrel of an Abrahms tank and hang that fucker. Display the corpse while they're rolling through Iraq. And by the time the bones drop off, and his skull is all that's left, fill it with shit from the head and bury it in the desert.

Remember, for traitors like this, the knot in the noose goes at the base of the neck, not the side. We don't want a quick death for this bastard.

Anderson's alleged actions appeared to be motivated by ideology, not money, according to a defense official speaking on the condition of anonymity..

Anderson, 26, converted to the Muslim faith five years ago.

It's time to make an example out of traitors, since we have too many of them as of late. Johnny Taliban, the grenade attacks in Iraq, and this bastard all point to a disturbing trend. So here's what I propose.

Tie a rope to each of his limbs. Attach said ropes to the trailer hitch of a Hummvee. Have those Hummers head in the four points of the compass. If the torso stays connected to a limb, whoever is dragging the limb and torso continue for at least ten miles. A good modern drawing and quartering.

And bury the fucking piece of shit in an unmarked grave, right after the rest of his unit uses that grave as their unit latrine.
The Council has Spoken!

This weeks winners are Life Satirizes Itself, Again, by Patterico's Pontifications, and Let's Talk About Real Issues, by Citizen Smash. You can find all the results here.

The National Enquirer: Now on the Newsstand

Your humble (and not so humble) blog writers are going to be hosting the Carnival of the Vanities, Wednesday, February 18th.


(crap. Use your inside voice Dave.... your inside voice)

Anyways, here's how the set up will go. Send in your best piece of writing, and both Tim and I will figure out which ones are so spectacular that we just have to post them. Now, it would be helpfull if you send the piece both to Tim and I, so that we don't get wires crossed and start sending already read pieces back and forth. My addy is wraithwulf-at-yahoo-dot-com, or you can just click on my name. Tim's addy is SlimyBill-at-yahoo-dot-com. Or, again, just click on his name.

We need the entries as soon as possible, preferably by Tuesday evening. Say.... 2000 hrs. (That's 8:00 PM for you civilians). That way we can work on getting them up in time for Wednesday.

So email us your best, and put "CotV" in the subject line. We'll see you all next week!

Analog Kid has an Idea. Readers of this blog know that I get together on about a monthly basis with other fellows from this corner of the country to have fun, meet new people, and shoot lots of holes in paper targets.

We want to go Nationwide.

No, we're not going to travel all over the country (because we're pretty broke, even though I'd love to do it). We want have other bloggers in other parts of the country organize their own meet, greet and shoot. Head on over to AK's and drop him a line if you're interested. This weekend is probably a little to soon to organize a group in other areas, but we can set up a time and date.

There have got to be a crap-load of shooting bloggers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. From Phoenix to Charleston, we should be able to get together on one day and blast targets to smithereens.

Just think about the ammo sales that day. Heh. You want to send a message? Buying billions of rounds will do it.

So, what do you think? Can it work? SHOULD it work? Is anyone interested?

Know anything about Theresa Heinz's business??? There's a neat tidbit at the end of this: TCS: Tech Central Station - Exporting Lou Dobbs and John Kerry.
More about AWOL

Looking at it from a different angle

In politics, as in everything else, you have to choose your battles carefully. Pick the right ones, and you gain a larger following; pick the wrong ones, and people think you're nuts.

Which brings me to this, which, in turn, makes me wonder... is everyone out of their damned mind?

Come on! What does this have to do with anything? Does it somehow diminish the love Bob1 has for Mary1 if some other guy in some other state loves some other guy who also is in some other state? Does it make Bob and Jane's marriage any less special, any less important? Of course not! So why the hell is everyone afraid of this? It makes no sense. Do people really stay awake at nights worried that two gay women (who, I might add, said people will likely never meet) will get married? That's insane -- that's like staring at a hurricane coming toward your house and suddenly realizing that you hate your neighbor's couch. It has no bearing on your life. None at all.

In the meantime, anti-gay-marriage advocates are looking like idiots. No, really. "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!" Great. Pithy. Makes you sound like you have nothing better to do than to worry about the love lives of strangers. Let me ask you2 a question: what it were a man and a woman, but one was black and the other white? Would you still be against the marriage? Because like it or not, there are distinct similarities between the anti-gay movement and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The analogies are far from perfect -- there's no true segregation, for example -- but there are/were laws blocking both groups from doing things (get married, for instance) for no better reason than some arbitrary feature that someone didn't like. In the 60s, it was skin color; in the 2000s it's sexual orientation.

I'm not really a fan of anti-discrimination laws -- I don't think they work. Passing a law saying I have to like person X won't actually make me like the person; in fact it will probably make me resent the person for receiving special treatment. In the end, it'll be our children and our children's children who will make us get along with other people -- after all, when your child brings home a friend, and 20 years later that person (who is by now practically an adopted child to you and a sibling to your child) discovers that he/she is gay, are you really going to get that person out of your life? What if it means losing your child? For that matter, what if it was your child that is gay; would you really cut loose your own child?

But not being a fan of anti-discrimination laws does not by any means make me a fan of discrimination laws. Just because I don't think something should be made illegal does not mean that I believe that it should be made legal. Quite frankly, I don't think the government has any business dictating what should constitute a legal marriage within certain bounds3.

Quite frankly, we have better things to worry about. The left is steadily encroaching and turning us into a more socialist state every year, and we don't always help ourselves out by picking battles that a.) we can't win, and b.) don't really make any sense. Like it or not, gay marriage is, I believe, an inevitability. So let's accept it and move on to more important things. Pissing into the wind will help us not one whit.

1 Made up names; no basis in reality. I just needed an example.
2 And by "you" I mean "makers of the pithy slogans"
3 Specifically, I advocate marriage being defined as "any combination of consensual adults". Key words: "consensual" and "adults".

Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Slap, Slap, Slap

Bill Hobbs. RCP. Baldilocks. Three perfect examples of the sliminess, worthlessness, corruption, ignorance, slavish idiocy, and inaptitude of the Democrats and their hired minions in the Media.

Let's make this clear - Anyone with a passing knowledge of the military could have looked at the facts regarding Bush's service and figure out that this whole "Bush was AWOL" meme was bullshit. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together could have figured out that this was just an election year mud-slinging fest by the moonbats. Anyone supposedly capable of breathing could have figured out that these lies were just that: LIES.

But the Donks, blinded by their own hatred, smothered by their groupthink, lulled by their egos, and befuddled by their lack of any kind of cognitive thought, went ahead and brought it up, tried to make it a story. They tried to make a mountain out of a molehill. They attempted to blow this thing into a president toppling monster. And I hope they get nailed for it.

It's examples like this that make me think not only are the Democrats so stupid that they should be wearing crash helmets on a daily basis, but that they actively look for ways to purposely sink America. Anyone who attempts to say that Bush was AWOL should be reminded that they are nothing but unthinking asshats, stupid drones, idiotic fucknozzles, bloviating dipshits, disgusting zombies, and poster children for retro-active abortion.

In short, anyone stupid enough to actually believe that Bush was AWOL should not be wasting my precious oxygen.

Hat tip to Instapundit.

The G.O.C. is PISSED!

Then, Atrios implied that Kerry spent four years in Viet Nam. Sorry. The normal tour was one year. And Kerry even got to leave early. What's more, he even got out of the Navy early. Golly, this is the same bullshit that the left is accusing Bush of doing. But that's all right. Look at the difference between Bill Janklow, Republican from South Dakota found guilty of manslaughter who resigned from Congress and will serve time, and Senator Ted Kennedy, Dimocrat from Taxachusetts and noted swimmer, who should have been found guilty of manslaughter, but who is considered an elder statesman of the Dimocrat Party and keeps getting reelected every year. Or how about noted former Kleagle of the KKK Senator Robert Byrd who can use the word nigger twice on national TV and suffer no repercussions. I'd like to see a Republican get away with that. But I digress.

Did I mention that I love reading this guy when he's on a roll?

But Jane Fonda and John Kerry don't think of all the people who have suffered because we left and allowed North Viet Nam to conquer South Viet Nam. They don't care about all the people who died. Just like they don't care about all the people whom Saddam Hussein killed and all the people we saved by going to war in Iraq.

Jane Fonda owns her own vagina. John Kerry is a fucking hypocrite.

Is John Kerry a traitor?

Now, the term traitor is defined as someone who gives aid and comfort to the enemy. Aid and Comfort are physical things. Johnny Taliban was a traitor, because he had a rifle and was firing at our troops. He was aiding the enemy. Just badmouthing American soldiers doesn't make you a traitor.

Kerry didn't cross the lines in Viet Nam. As far as we know, he didn't ship off money, or weapons, or any other kind of material support that could be considered aiding and comforting. So ask yourself, is he a traitor?


The North Vietnamese general in charge of the military campaign that finally drove the U.S. out of South Vietnam in 1975 credited a group led by Democratic presidential front-runner John Kerry with helping him achieve victory.

In his 1985 memoir about the war, Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap wrote that if it weren't for organizations like Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the U.S.

He may not be a traitor in the technical sense, but he's treachery's second cousin.

Hat tip to ALMTTR.

Great stuff from Austin Bay.
A slap by any other name

Would still feel so sweet....

I can call it a bitchslapping, but in reality it's one of the most concise, professional, and polite rebuttals of the whole "Bush was AWOL" meme, written by a Col. in the Air National Guard.

Finally, the Kerrys, Moores and McAuliffes are casting a terrible slander on those who served in the Guard, then and now. My Guard career parallels Lt. Bush's, except that I stayed on for 33 years. As a guardsman, I even got to serve in two campaigns. In the Cold War, the air defense of the United States was borne primarily by the Air National Guard, by such people as Lt. Bush and me and a lot of others. Six of those with whom I served in those years never made their 30th birthdays because they died in crashes flying air-defense missions.
While most of America was sleeping and Mr. Kerry was playing antiwar games with Hanoi Jane Fonda, we were answering 3 a.m. scrambles for who knows what inbound threat over the Canadian subarctic, the cold North Atlantic and the shark-filled Gulf of Mexico. We were the pathfinders in showing that the Guard and Reserves could become reliable members of the first team in the total force, so proudly evidenced today in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Knowing what I do, I can easily picture this officer being polite and respectful while giving a public rebuttal, but once the cameras were off and he and Kerry were in a private room..... I don't think Mr. Kerry would have much to say after that.

The cabal is taking shape!

John Kerry for President? You Must Be Joking

Remember when Affirmative Action proponents said that the racial preferences at the University of Michigan were relatively insignificant, piddly, not quotas at all, one a small portion of how the school evaluated prospective students?

Well Michigan has no such policy now and minority admissions have dropped 30%.

They changed their policy a teenie tiny insignificant bit, just tweaking a small part of how applicants are evaluated, and the effect is a 30% drop in minority admissions.


AP Wire | 02/09/2004 | Minority Applications Drop at Michigan

Hollywood is throwing a temper tantrum.

Five seconds might not amount to a lot of time considering that ABC's Academy Awards broadcast is expected to run 3-1/2 hours on Feb. 29.

But the network's insistence on using a five-second tape delay has angered Frank Pierson, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In a letter to the Academy's membership, he warned that a delay, which has not been used before on an Oscar show, could be the first step on a slippery slope that "introduces a form of censorship."
A form of censorship, eh? Maybe so. I like this quote:

"We will present the show live, a celebration of achievement, with a little glitz, a little glamour, as always," Pierson promised. "If it comes with a bleep, we are all losers."
You said it, Frank.


The Duke Conservative Union has raised the question of intellectual diversity at my alma mater. The young conservatives checked the voter registration records for eight of the university's humanities departments and found 142 Democrats, 28 unaffiliated, and only 8 Republicans. Duke's 36 member history department was the most extreme example, with 32 Democrats, 0 Republicans, and 4 citizens of other countries.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

A Nation Averts Disaster. Film at eleven.

I've told you about the Seattle Commie Apologiser Post Intelligencer before, I'm sure. It's about as far left as you can go without calling yourself the New York Times. It's a horribly biased paper, and I read it simply to get a feel of what the Far Left Moonbats are doing and thinking.

Why do I mention this now? Because you know that Karry is screwed when even the PI runs an op-ed piece that takes a swipe at him.

You just ask David Paul, one of the big figures in the savings and loan scandal, if Kerry didn't make him feel special. You just ask the high-tech executive Bob Majumder how special Kerry made him feel, at least until Majumder was charged with 40 counts of conspiracy, witness tampering, fraud, tax evasion and illegal campaign contributions. You just ask the law firms, the brokerage houses, the oil companies, the HMOs and the drug companies, which have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Kerry.

Oh, he sometimes pretends that he doesn't care about our special interests. He puts on that callous, populist facade. But deep down he cares. Maybe he cares too much. When he's out on the stump saying otherwise, he's just being a big old phony.

The Umbrella gets Stronger

The umbrella I refer to is the protection afforded to society when private citizens carry guns. As I've said before, carrying a weapon doesn't just protect you. The benifit is not only on yourself. The benifit is also extended to those citizens who you can protect from harm, be it a rape you prevent, a robbery you interupt, a murder you block, or a beating you stop. The more private citizens with guns there are, the higher the likelyhood that a prospective criminal will commit a crime around those armed citizens, thus ending their little crime spree. The protection of concealed carry isn't a small shield for one person, it's an umbrella that protects a large group.

And it just got stronger.

Welcome to the ranks, Mollbot. May good judgement and prudence be your friends.

Analog Kid has a list of firearms he's bringing to the St. Valentine's Meet Greet and Shoot. It's a rather nice list:

1- 1911 pistol in 45ACP
1- CZ Model 83 pistol in 380 ACP
1- Ruger 22/45 pistol in 22lr
1- Ruger 10/22 rifle in 22lr
1- Winchester 1894 in 357Mag/38Spl

To that I can add a few of my own -

1 - 1911 pistol in .45 ACP
1 - revolver in .38 Special
1 - Marlin Glenfield Mod 25 in .22LR

If you want to show up and blast away, but don't own a gun, you can rent one at Wade's or use one of ours. If you want to bring ammo, that's a bonus. But please, show up. The more the merrier. Last month they had to stretch a rope across the back of the range to reserve lanes for us all. If we could take up half of Wade's that would seriously rock.

Come one, come all, bring some bullets and have a ball!

If anyone wants to tell me in the comments what they're bringing, I can add it to the list.

UPDATE: From Analog Kid's post - The lovely Mrs. Leigh is bringing a nice selection.

1 - Kimber .45 ACP
1 - Buckmark pistol .22lr
1 - Winchester 94 .357/38 (drool, drool, shiver, drool) Damn, that's a sweet gun!
1 - Kahr pistol 9mm

Bush to release National Guard service records.

Lileks notes that the Clinton Administration had a similar outlook on Iraq and imminent threat and ties to terrorism and international support and weapons programs.

Monday, February 09, 2004

It ain't gone git much more odd than this.

My guess is not much Celine Dion being played on those devices.

Leading anti-war rallies = $0.00

Hanging out with Hanoi Jane = $0.00.

Insulting and degrading soldiers = $0.00

Having the photo of you and Hanoi Jane spread over the internet?


Take a look over Fonda's head. See anyone familiar? Rodger cued me in to this piece, which looks pretty authentic.

This is going to be a fun election.

From the Paratrooper of Love.

Baldilocks rips apart the class warfare warriors who target the military.

The recruiters just want to keep the numbers of inquiries high, which is all they really care about. What the military wants are those smart enough to make their own informed decisions and with enough smarts to learn how to properly operate that multi-million dollar equipment paid for by you-know-who. The military wants the ones who could go to college if they so choose.

In short, the military doesn’t want your crack/meth babies....

I love the sound of a good bitchslapping, properly applied.

Mamamontezz, she of the great English skills, decides to take up math.

Fox News reports that 7 pounds of Cyanide Salt were found during a raid on a house in Baghdad. This house was somehow connected to a person believed to be an operative for Al Qaida. This potential operative was a person suspected of being a minion of Abu Zarqawi, a senior cohort of bin Laden and part of Ansar al-Islam.


How many people could this amount of cyanide salt potentially kill? According to the toxicology information available at Palmer University in Davenport, Iowa, only 7 ten thousandths of an ounce are enough to kill a 150 pound person in minutes. Simple math. Of course, as an English major, someone will probably find grotesque errors in this, but here goes:

0.0007oz. / one ounce=1,428 lethal doses (average sized people potentially killed by an ounce).

1,428 persons x 16 ounces per pound=22,848 potential mortalities per pound.

22,848 persons x 7 pounds=159,936 total potential mortalities.

Gee, good thing we didn't find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, huh?

Wondering what to get Dave for Valentine's Day? Here's an idea!
Hey Tim...

Maybe you should get together with this guy and have a lil meeting of the minds!
Attention all Western Washington people!

The St. Valentine's Meet, Greet, and Shoot is less than a week away!

Analog Kid has the details. And it looks like we're doing breakfast again before the range, so if you want to have a nice meal beforehand, c'mon and join us!

And once again, I'll put out my offer to anyone who's interested in learning how to shoot. I can't pay your range fee, but I have ammo and guns you can borrow. I will teach you how to shoot. If you haven't shot in years, and want to get back into it, this is the perfect time. Any age, any skill level, any level of interest, we will help you start shooting. All you have to do is show up.

AK has directions from MapQuest up on his site. Come join us.

This is astounding:

"I am saddened by the fact that Vietnam has yet again been inserted into the campaign, and that it has been inserted in what I feel to be the worst possible way. By that I mean that yesterday, during this presidential campaign, and even throughout recent times, Vietnam has been discussed and written about without an adequate statement of its full meaning.

"We do not need to divide America over who served and how. I have personally always believed that many served in many different ways. Someone who was deeply against the war in 1969 or 1970 may well have served their country with equal passion and patriotism by opposing the war as by fighting in it. Are we now, 20 years or 30 years later, to forget the difficulties of that time, of families that were literally torn apart, of brothers who ceased to talk to brothers, of fathers who disowned their sons, of people who felt compelled to leave the country and forget their own future and turn against the will of their own aspirations?"
Whaddya think?

Tom DeLay? Dick Armey? John McCain? Karl Rove? Dennis Hastert?


John Kerry, 1992


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Read this: Rantingprofs: A LIEUTENANT'S STORY.

Sunday, February 08, 2004

The Black vote in Detroit was suppressed for Friday's Dem Caucus when voting locations were moved without announcement. Sounds like Jeb snuck out of Florida to go disenfranchise blacks in Michigan.

InstaPundit points out some reactions to Bush / Russert and notes some, errrr, inaccuracies in the AP account of the interview here.

More problems for the NHL

The Detroit News has another great story today about the dismal state of the NHL. Specifically, it focuses on the league's declining abysmal television ratings. Check this out...

Meanwhile, ABC’s five regular-season broadcasts averaged a 1.1 rating, or less than 1.2 million households. That’s a 21 percent decline from the 2001-02 season’s 1.4 rating — the NHL’s high-water mark for the network in terms of ratings.

By way of comparison, the 2003 U.S. curling championships drew a 1.4 rating on NBC last March , and a Duke-Connecticut women’s basketball game on CBS last month got a 1.8 rating.

Beaten in the ratings by women's basketball, and by curling? The XFL used to beat hockey when it was on their air too. And these people don't think that there are some problems that need to be fixed?

But wait, it gets better. Scroll down to the bottom of the article, and you see Gary Bettman's future solution. A more open game? Nope. More offense? Nope. It's High Definition TV. Yup, that's right, folks. The NHL is going to be saved by HDTV. Fans just don't watch it because they can't see the game's detail. Forget about making the game better. People will start watching it again when TV's get better!

“I’m pretty bullish on TV,” Bettman said. “If you’ve ever seen our game on high-def, it’s unbelievable. HDTV will help all sports, but I think it will help our sport the most.”

God I hate that stupid fucknozzle Gary Bettman. Gary Bettman's answer to every problem is "better marketing". This guy thinks that if you own a restaurant that serves deep-friend dogshit, then the way to get more customers is to change the color of the special sauce on the dogshit, not to serve better food.

No wonder Canadians hate us so much.

So, there are these guys. Wierd guys. Who want to wear skirts.

Naturally, they're from New York City. But that's besides the point. My question is this: Why the hell would you want to wear a miniskirt, or a tutu? What the hell are you thinking? Are you some sort of "special" person? Where you dropped on your head as a kid? A guy, with hairy legs, in a MINISKIRT?

Seriously, what kind of a dumbass puts on a miniskirt when you can have one of these bad boys?

Oh yeah, baby!

I own two.

Hat tip to Drumwaster.
Northwest Traditions

(Your milage may vary West of the Cascades)

Acidman has up a few rules for those of you visiting the South. I figured that I'd modify it a bit and see if I can make it apply to Idaho, since I identify more with that state than anywhere else. Plus, they have a lot of truth in them.

If you are going to live in, or visit Idaho, you need to know the rules. In an effort to help outsiders understand the rules of the Idahoan's mind, the following list will be handed to each person as they enter the state.

1. That farm boy you see at the gas station did more work before breakfast than you do all week at the gym.

2. It's called a "gravel road." No matter how slow you drive, you're going to get dust on your Navigator. Drive it or get it out of the way.

3. The brownish-red dirt - it's called clay. If you like the color don't wash your car for a couple weeks - it'll be permanent.

4. We all started hunting and fishing when we were seven years old. Yeah, we saw Bambi. We got over it.

5. Go ahead and bring your $600 Orvis Fly Rod. Don't cry to us if a steelhead breaks it off at the handle. We have a name for those little 13-inch trout you fish for - bait. (minimum length for keeping a steelhead sturgeon is 14 FEET. Any smaller, you have to toss them back)

7. Pull your pants up. You look like an idiot.

8. If that cell phone rings while a bunch of mallards are making their final approach, we will shoot it. You might want to ensure it's not up to your ear at the time.

9. No, there's no "Vegetarian Special" on the menu. Order steak. Order it rare. Or, you can order the Chef's Salad and pick off the two pounds of ham and turkey.

10. We do have tea. We also have that froufy shit from Seattle that's laughingly called "coffee". Most of us don't drink either of them. We like our coffee straight. Hot, Black, and hard to see through.

11. You bring Coke into my house, it better be brown, wet, and served over ice.

12. So you have a sixty thousand-dollar car. We're real impressed. We've got a five-hundred thousand dollar tractor-bailer combo that gets used one month out of the year.

13. Let's get this straight. We have one stoplight in town. We stop when it's red. We may even stop when it's yellow.

14. We eat dinner together with our families. We pray before we eat (yeah, even breakfast). We go to church on Wednesdays and Sundays and we go to high school football games on Friday nights. We still address our seniors with "yes, sir" and "yes, ma'am," and we sometimes still take Sunday drives around town to see friends and neighbors.

15. We don't do "hurry up" well.

16. Potatos? Yeah, we got 'em. Make a stupid joke about them and you'll get your ass kicked.

17. Yeah, we eat catfish, bass, trout and pike. You really want sushi and caviar? It's available at the bait shop.

18. They are cows, and horses, and sheep, and pigs. That's what they smell like. Get over it. Don't like it? Interstate 90 goes two ways - Highway 95 goes the other two. Pick one.

19. Grits are corn. Plain corn. They don't taste very good, and we really don't care for them. But you'd better order a damn big stack of flapjacks. With real maple syrup, and real butter. None of that fake crap. Ordering ham, bacon, or sausage is also a good idea.

20. The "Opener" refers to the first day of deer season or elk season. Both are holidays. You can get pancakes, maple syrup, and sausage before daylight at the local diner on either day.

21. So every person in every pickup waves? Yeah, it's called being friendly. Understand the concept?

22. Yeah, we have golf courses. They're populated by fancy rich people who don't live here except for the two weeks out of the year that they come over and wander around. We avoid those people while they're here. Also, I'm sure you've noticed the many elk and deer in Idaho. They have predators. Those predators also live here. Think about where you're stepping to retrieve that ball.

23. That Highway Patrol Officer that just pulled you over for driving like an idiot - his name is "Sir," no matter how young he is.

24. We have lots of pine trees. They have sap. It drips from them. You park your Navigator under them, and they'll leave a logo on your hood.

25. You burn an American flag in our state, you get beat up. No questions. The liberal contingent of our state legislature - all four of them - TRIED enacted a measure to stop this. They failed.

God, I can't wait to get out of this city.

So, tell me again, just who had ties with Ken Lay and Enron?

Long after Enron chairman Ken Lay had been demonized as a ruthless corporate buccaneer who had cheated widows and orphans out of their life savings, the man Dems love to invoke to beat-up the Bush White House sat on the board of Teresa's Heinz Center Foundation.

In fact, Lay was reportedly a Heinz Center trustee for more than a decade, resigning just last year. That was around the time presidential candidate John Kerry started bashing "special interests" in Washington, zeroing in on Enron by name.

Teresa Heinz is John Kerry's wife, folks. Tell me again about special intrests? Tell me again about how Bush was in Enron's pocket? Tell me again about corporate cronies?

You sad-sack half-wit non-thinking mouth-breathing MOONBATS better crawl back into your holes and hide for the next year. Because we're gearing up the big guns for your boy Kerry. And by the time we're done with him, all Bush will have to do is come out and dance on the ashes!

Kerry is a slimy, backstabbing, corrupt, money-grubbing slimeball of the highest order. Every day, we find out something new. Just go ahead and nominate him, PLEASE!

A big thank you to DANEgerus for the tip.

A few things for you today. First up is a story of an honorary Texan, who just happens to live in California.

Firing nine rounds from two handguns, a 53-year-old Rancho Cordova woman fended off an intruder Thursday night after he crashed through her sliding glass door.

Now, what are the chances that your average 53 year old woman is going to be able to manhandle a violent intruder in her home? Not very good. Put a pistol in her hand, and watch said violent intruder flee. IT. IS. THAT. SIMPLE.

William Kriske, a 47-year-old parolee, was treated for a gunshot wound to the arm, then taken to jail and arrested on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest, according to Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Lou Fatur.

Wait a minute.... Nine shots, one hit? ONE? More on that in a second.

"That's OK, I don't think he'll be back," said Lisle, who emptied one .357 revolver at the intruder before she retrieved a second one and he crashed through another window to flee.

No, he won't be back. Not if he enjoys drawing breath. Oh, and about that single hit out of nine shots?

"I was trying to miss my furniture. Priorities, right?" Lisle said.

BWAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! That woman right there just entered my "Clank Brigade"! (For newbies, that's the group of people with balls of brass so damn big that they clank together when they walk. Gender doesn't matter) And the best news of all:

Lisle, who said her guns are registered, will not face criminal charges, Fatur said. California law allows someone to use deadly force whenever a reasonable person believes an intruder poses a threat to kill.

California shows some sense! HALLI-FRIGGIN-LUJIA! Thanks to Cap'n Jim for pointing this out.

Next up kinda surprised me. I normally hate modern poetry. Part of it is the fact that it's written by a bunch of idiotic morons who compound their stupidity by using just about any kind of drug they can get their hands on, and while they sit in the basement of a their one friend who actually has a job, they scribble out some sort of crap like "Blue big dogs, jump up and down, land on my face, ow ow ow ow ow it hurts ineedanotherbonghitrightnowthankyouverymuch Blue's Clues isn't just for kids its aLso grEEn and reD" and then they try to pass this crap off as some sort of deep intellectual thinking when in reality it's nothing more than drug-addled ramblings trying to pass as creativity, much like this one long run-on sentence. Seriously, have you checked out any modern poetry lately? It SUCKS! It sucks like a ten-dollar whore on payday! It's like they vomit up a few words, toss 'em in a blender, and then pour out the results! "Oooo, I know! I'll write the words "vagina", "pig", "cigar", "brutal", and "hegemony" in different places all over the page! Yeah, that's art, man!" No, it's not Art! IT'S CRAP! "OOooo, look, I wrote a paragraph without using any punctuation or capitalizations!" Yay for you. Now go back to the third grade and learn PROPER ENGLISH, you dumbass!

Modern poetry has become a joke. A very bad joke, and it's getting worse every day. As someone who was accepted to college for English (Dear G-d, what a turn MY life took!) it's sad to see those possibilities to connect with people destroyed. Think about it. Who was the last great modern poet? Robert Frost? Maya Angelou? Poetry has been reduced to a far-left hodge-podge of crap and bullshit.

So when I find something like this, I rejoice. Tempo and rhythm, the stanzas completing themselves and each other, with a message that hits hard. And I'd like to thank Eric of Who Tends The Fires for pointing it out to me.

Maybe more later. Till then.....
Gay Marriage Update

Thanks to a commenter at Mrs. du Toit's site, I was able to get the actual text of the judges ruling. Reading through it, one quote that jumped out at me is this, from Marshall, CJ (page 4)

We are mindful that our decision marks a change in the history of our marriage law.

Full stop. All hands on deck. Man the battle stations. I cannot emphasize this enough.


And at least one judge recognized that fact: From J. Cordy, dissent: (page 23 of 47)

Because I find these conclusions to be unsupportable in light of the nature of the rights and regulations at issue, the presumption of constitutional validity and significant deference afforded to legislative enactments, and the
"undesirability of the judiciary substituting its notions of correct policy for that of a popularly elected
" responsible for making such policy, Zayre Corp. v. Attorney Gen., 372 Mass. 423, 433 (1977),
I respectfully dissent.
(emphasis mine)

That sentence right there is what needs to be hammered into the rock-hard skulls of judges around the country. "The undesirability of the judiciary substituting its notions of correct policy for that of a popularly elected Legislature". What these judges have done is taken the properly elected representatives, the people in charge of speaking for the citizens of this country, and removed them from the equation. Thus, they have removed the people, and the people's desires, out of the equation.

That is simply wrong. This sets a dangerous precedent for the future. Already, a case similar to this one, but involving polygamy, has been filed in Utah. Will it be allowed? It's obvious that the will of the people doesn't matter to the judges, so what do you think will happen?

The way that this came about is nothing short of tragic, and those judges who forced their will upon the people of this country should be impeached. The foundations of law in this country mean nothing if the processes that ensure the foundations success are ignored. If you wish to change the law regarding who may marry whom, then by all means feel free to do it through the legislature. But allowing a group of unelected, unaccountable individuals to simply change laws as they see fit opens up Pandora's Box. Do so at your peril.