Saturday, January 01, 2011

The Rose Bowl

I'm torn, kinda.  See, I want TCU to win, because more than anything I want to see the BSC just blown to hell.  The entire system.  Gone.  And TCU winning the Rose Bowl is a huge step to that, if it does happen.

However, my dear friend who's house I'm going to be watching the game at is a huge Wisconsin fan.  She's a Wisconsin native, born here, raised here, gonna die here.  She bleeds Packer Green and Yellow, and her tears are Wisconsin Scarlet and White.

So, given the fact that I currently live in Wisconsin, do I root for the home team and make my friend happy?  Or do I go with my gut and root for TCU?

Meh.  I'm not going to live in Wisconsin for ever.  GO HORNED FROGS!

UPDATE:  TCU 21, Wisconsin 19.  A damn good game.  The Badgers have nothing to hang their head about.  This was quite possibly the best bowl game I've watched in a long time.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Pilot blasts the TSA

Good.  You want to know what scares me?  That the agency who's job it is to "protect" the traveling public can't figure out that the guy in control of the plane doesn't need to be anal probed as he enters the terminal.  Why is he going through the metal detector?  Do people really think he needs a friggin' GUN to kill people?

The TSA is a joke, and it's a joke because the people running it are a bunch of clueless PC fucksticks.


Davidwhitewolf follows a link from Rachel Lucas that shows a map of Europe over a map of the USA.  It's worth a look, if only to get a sense of the scale of America.  A while back I pointed out that most Americans only speak on language, because that's all they'll need in their lives.  Drive a thousand kilometers in Europe, and you're in a different country.  Drive for a thousand kilometers in America, and you might not even leave the state.  It took me two days to drive through Montana.  And that doesn't even include Canada, which is a majority English speaking country.

Is it good to learn another language?  Yes.  But when some Europhile comes up and starts bagging on Americans because we only speak English, just remember that map.  I've driven from one coast of this country to another.  The variety of landscapes, people, cultures and lifestyles are just as great as you'll find in Europe.  If you don't think so, put a bowl of gumbo from New Orleans next to a steak from Texas, next to a cup of Chioppino from Seattle, next to a plate of brats and hard rolls from Sheboygan, WI, so on and so forth.  The cultures that produced those dishes are as different from each other as anything you'll find overseas.  It's just that you're used to them, so you don't think of them as being exotic, or different.  To us, it's just home.

And we speak English at home.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I got nothing today

Work has been....  well....  a bit unsettling as of late.  I spent most of yesterday afternoon trying to make sure my head was clear and in the right spot.

As an aside, when a liberal university conducts an analysis of a liberal group, and comes up with the conclusion that conservatives are "misinformed", is anyone truly surprised?  No?  Good.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Yer Doin' it Wrong

When whining and crying about not being able to pay your heating bill, you might not want to be photographed in front of the GINORMOUS FUCKING TV you have in your home.

Boo-Fucking-Hoo.  You can't pay your heating bill, but you can blow thousands of dollars on a huge fucking flatscreen plasma TV.  Wah wah wah, someone else needs to pay the heat bill, wah wah wah, when's the game on, wah wah wah, I'm a worthless fucking parasite wah wah wah.

To quote GOC:

Check out the picture of Raymeica Kelley at the link. What's that in the background? A flat screen TV? I wonder if she has cable or satellite? Are those game consoles? I bet she has a cellphone as well. Prolly a pretty good one. Maybe if she sold off her electronic stuff she could pay her heating bill and not depend on others to do it for her.

The Ragin' Mrs. and I make hard economic choices every single day.  We don't go out and splurge on fancy electronic crap or anything else we don't need because we enjoy being able to pay the utilities and mortgage.  But gosh, I didn't know we could go out, waste our money on stupid crap, and then cry to the gummint to pay our bills!

Fucking parasites.  They don't need to have someone pay their bills, they need to be taught to pay their bills FIRST before they blow their money on fancy new shiny crap they don't need.


The Foam Weapon League?


Join the SCA and get hit with REAL sticks!


That's the amount of debt added to your bill by the the government thanks to Obama and the 111th Congress, who racked up more debt than all the previous administrations combined.


Monday, December 27, 2010

Obamacare Death Panels

Death Panels

Death Panels

Death Panels

I don't care what you call them in legislative terms.  They're death panels, and they're going to determine who lives and who dies in the new Obamacare regime.  Enjoy your free death care, folks.  I truly hope that all the people who supported this die in it before I do.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


My wife got me a kick-ass fountain pen.*

What'd you get?

* I had used a fountain pen years ago when I was writing lots of letters home from Korea and Ft. Riley.  It eventually got lost, and every fountain pen I've tried since just didn't have the "feel" that I was used to.  And so I've been fountain pen-less for about a decade now, but the Ragin' Mrs. found a NICE one for me.  As in, "use the plunger to fill the canister with ink from your bottle" type of nice.  The kind that will have my writing letters again nice.

Oh hells yes.

Destroy the Department of Education

I have a co-worker who just moved to the area.  He's sending his kids to a private school, because the local school system can't handle his kids.  It's not that his kids are ill-behaved, they're just four to five grades ahead in their education.  Literally.  His son is reading at about four grade levels above his own.

Anyway, he's looking for a private school, he finds one that has the classes, teachers and resources to teach his very intelligent kids, he enrolls his kids, and he's going to pay $1,400 a year for his kid's education.

Let me say that again.  One thousand, four hundred dollars a year.  To attend a private school that is leaps and bounds beyond the public school.  Would you like to guess how much money Wisconsin wastes per student?  The last data from 2004-2005 says it was $11,044 on average.  Which means that for a little over ten percent of the state average dollar amount, my co-worker's kid is getting a much better education.

So with that in mind, check out this Instapundit post about how people are getting ready to howl about
"cuts" in education.  I say cut it all.  I can think of very few reasons why we would want the Department of Education to exist, and the damage it does to children all over the country is immeasurable.