Friday, October 12, 2012

What have I here?

I have two coins.  They both have the Gadsden motto on the front and "Enemy of the State" on the back.

I only really NEED one of them.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Oh my....

Gaffetastic Joe Biden, the dumbest piece of shit to ever come out of Delaware, just challenged Paul Ryan on economics.

This oughta be good!

OH DAMN!  "I think the Vice President knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the way you mean."


18:44 - Biden is desperate - he keeps interrupting Ryan with every sentence.  Ryan can't get a statement out without Biden interrupting him.

Biden acts pissed off.  His handlers obviously told him to get "aggressive".

1902 - I don't think that Paul Ryan was ready for the two minute limit.  Although, it would be fair to say that the two minutes would be a lot longer if Biden the fuckstick didn't keep interrupting.

1907 - this debate moderator would go under the table and give Joe Biden a blow-job if the cameras weren't running.  Hell, she still might.

19:11 -  One phrase that Ryan could use to just destroy Biden's outbursts:  "So how's that working out for you?"

19:16 - Biden just announced that "you don't go through the UN"  What world is he living in?  I'm crocked right now, by the way.  If it weren't for spellcheck, I'd be hosed.

19:21 - Biden says that his religion defines who he is.  What a fucking CROCK OF SHIT!

I'm going to have to call this debate a draw - Biden had his talking points well rehearsed, and they were the progressive, anti-American left talking points.  Ryan spent more time trying to debate policy, and Biden kept interrupting him.  Biden stuck with his strong points - brainless, bumper-sticker logo bullshit.    Ryan kept trying to bring it back to policy, and Biden "D-O-G spells Dog!" avoided anything that might require complex thought.

I wish Ryan would have done better.  But when Obama lays out the gutless fucking performance, Biden only has to be half-competent to salvage the day.  I wish the Paul Ryan to eviscerated Obama in the Obamacare debates had shown up.

UPDATE:  Seems I might have been a bit pessimistic.

Fiscal Policy Report Card

For the various States.

For what it's worth, no Donk got an "A", and no Republican got an "F".  But anyone who's been paying attention knows that Democrat policies are not fiscally responsible.

My home state, Idaho, got a B.  So did Wisconsin.  Governor Moonbeam of California only got a "D", and considering how FUCKED UP California is you really have to question how bad all the "F" cards are, which include the Selected-not-Elected Governor of Washington, Christine Gregoire.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Seven Habits of Highly Frugal People

News you can use.

The Ragin' Mrs. and I follow most of these rules.  Our problem was that before we started following these rules, we got ourselves into quite a bit of debt, and we're working our asses off to get rid of that debt.  It's a long, slow grind, but we're working our way out of that debt.

The pay cut we took when I went active duty didn't help either.  Still, there are things we can look at and say "Yes, we're doing what we need to do."  The ten acres of land that's free and paid off was a huge step for us.

Know what I did yesterday?

Not a damn thing.  And it felt good.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Photo Time!

So, I had some spare time on my hands, inbetween going to Mass, church picnic (the Ragin' Mrs. made her pulled pork), picking out the newest member of the Ragin' household and trying out a new cigar.  So, what to do, what to do.....


Howzabout a political rally of Conservative thought?  In Los Angeles?  HELL YES!  The Ragin' Mrs. and I drove down, where we were greeted by a line of Gadsden Flags, Old Glory in all her various iterations, and plenty of patriots to go around.  I snapped a few shots of signs I liked.  Click on the photos to get the bigger versions, although I had to size them down for the blog:

When I drove by this lady I honked like mad, with my $5.00 per gallon expenditure.  

There was a decent crowd on hand.  I don't guess numbers very well, but there were at least a thousand people either sitting, standing or walking around.

We got there a little late, and Alphonzo Rachel was already speaking:

 He's just as inspiring live as he is recorded.  There were a quite a few local speakers, and then Ben Shapiro got on stage:

 I loved this woman's shirt so much I had to ask to take a photo of it:

 Finally, the man I had come to see speak:  BILL WHITTLE!

The last speaker of the afternoon was Dennis Prager:

Alphonzo Rachel waiting for Madison Rising:

The Mrs. and I had to retire home, in part because we had our new addition with us and he was getting a bit tuckered out from all the people.  But it was a good event.  I met a few folks who I will be contacting later, and it was nice to see that all of California ain't brain dead.  Hopefully I'll be able to go to a few more of events like this.

Woke up at 0430

To take a piss.  Let the dog out.  Went back to bed, laid awake for an hour, and decided "Fuck it, I'm up."

That's kind of been the story of my life here in SoCal.  I don't think I've slept through the night more than a handful of times.  It's starting to piss me off.