Wednesday, December 29, 2010


What is needed is a 21st Century version of the 1932 Bonus Marchers, to include vets returning from Iraq/Afghanistan who cannot find jobs as well as unemployed civilians. Probably 99% of Americans have never heard of this incident!

Our country, our freedoms, our future has been sold to the highest bidders on Wall Street and in China. We are no longer governed by statesmen or even politicians but elected corporate handlers.

We have run out of time as a country and a people, to reclaim our country, our freedoms and our future. Brute force seems to be the only way because elections are meaningless when both parties represent the same thing: serfdom! Letters and emails to our corporate handlers result in form letter responses. They are out of touch with working Americans but not with the perks and bribes associated with their offices.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

All I can say is....

I WANT !!!!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Paranoia Strikes Deep

Alan, over at SnarkyBytes, points out a link to a report on an internal TSA memo that paints anyone who protests the new security procedures as a domestic extremist. The label is applied to "any person, group or alternative media source that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures."

The 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution recognizes my natural (or God given) right to free speech. One of the most protected areas of speech, according to numerous Supreme Court rulings, is political speech. Airing issues in the public arena is was a normal part of the public discourse in America.

In this brave new world, objecting to the loss of your rights ensures that your name will end up on a Homeland Security watch list.

Be careful what you think, be even more careful what you say.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

--George Washington

WikiLeaks is Now A Terrorist Organization...

I've been critical of WikiLeaks in the past for several reasons, from the fact that they are pursuing a clear political agenda designed to harm the United States to the highly inflammatory language and distorted context of some of the illicitly garnered information under their control.

I've also been quite clear that I consider Bradley Manning one of worse traitor's in American history (easily the worst in terms of volume) who deserves nothing less than the death penalty for passing along classified information during wartime.

I've been a bit more forgiving of Julian Assange, the glory-hounding promoter and leader of Wikileaks, and of Americans invovled with Wikileaks, but now that I've read of their "Doomsday device" containing unredacted information that assuredly will put lives in danger, I view the group—and individuals in possession of the file who intend to release it—as nothing more or less than information terrorists, and urge that our military, intelligence, and law enforcement assets treat them as such.

At over 1.4GB of information, the NSA and other federal agencies should have no problem identifying and tracking who has downloaded the file, the release of which constitutes a clear and present danger to the United States. All overt official and covert extrajudicial remedies should be authorized by the President to reacquire control over this information.

This is classified information that enemies of our nation are threatening to use against us during wartime, risking the lives of our soldiers and operatives worldwide. They should be hunted with the same vigor as al Qaeda, and offered the same mercies if they resist.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Is This a GREAT Country, or What?

As reports, the only "proof" required was a form stating that the claimant had "attempted" to farm, perhaps planting tomatoes in the back yard, and to have a family member vouch for that assertion.

The government would then send the aggrieved "farmer" a check for $50,000.

The bill is headed to President Obama's desk for his signature Wednesday or Thursday.

It was then-Sen. Obama who introduced the original Pigford legislation in 2007.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Family????

This "homeland" crap that suddenly started up in the last couple years pisses me off.

It reeks of the "fatherland" and "motherland" propaganda shit our enemies used throughout the 20th century.

The Nazi regime was "father" to the German people. The Soviet regime was "mother" to the Russian people.

This guy is our uncle and that's as close as I want the pervert.

I don't need the government to be my big brother, my parent, my nanny, or my caretaker.
It needs to maintain public services (roads, etc.), maintain foreign relations and the military, keep the states from squabbling, and stay out of my life.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Goldberg File

Whoopi Goldberg, she of the manufactured pseudo-righteous outrage at Bill O’Reilly’s entirely factual assertion that Muslims attacked America on 9-11, appeared on the O’Reilly Factor on Fox on November 23rd. While Goldberg might be accorded some degree of acknowledgement for merely appearing on O’Reilly’s show, she revealed, in convenient capsule form, much that is wrong with the contemporary left.

Goldberg’s argument seemed to be that when O’Reilly said that America was attacked by Muslims--an incontestable fact--he was actually saying that all Muslims attacked America and that all Muslims want to attack America and that all Muslims are bad, hate adorable puppies (wait, they do hate adorable puppies)...or something like that.

She also took exception with the assertion that the Japanese attacked America at Pearl Harbor (yes, she actually did).

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The RULE of 10'S

So I have been reading this week questions on how prepared people are for emergencies. Everything from a simple power outage, to a pandemic, to a full blown Zombie apocalypse. To measure my level of prep I use the Rule of 10s. Example: If you would lose power and not be able to leave the house due to quarantine. Will you be OK in:

10 minutes - computers crash, clocks blinking

10 hours - freezers begin to thaw

10 days - store shelves are empty

10 weeks - riots, looting, population migrations

10 months - organized criminal ransacking

10 seasons - starvation and ammo worth more than gold

10 years - new civilization begins to formalize

-- How ready are you?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Don't TSA Me Bro!!!!

A friend of mine sent me this about his TSA experience. He, unlike most of us, was coming back into the country from Afghanistan on a military charter.

As the Chalk Leader for my flight home from Afghanistan, I witnessed the following:

When we were on our way back from Afghanistan, we flew out of Baghram Air Field. We went through customs at BAF, full body scanners (no groping), had all of our bags searched, the whole nine yards.

Our first stop was Shannon, Ireland to refuel. After that, we had to stop at Indianapolis, Indiana to drop off about 100 folks from the Indiana National Guard. That’s where the stupid started.

First, everyone was forced to get off the plane–even though the plane wasn’t refueling again. All 330 people got off that plane, rather than let the 100 people from the ING get off. We were filed from the plane to a holding area. No vending machines, no means of escape. Only a male/female latrine.

It’s probably important to mention that we were ALL carrying weapons. Everyone was carrying an M4 Carbine (rifle) and some, like me, were also carrying an M9 pistol. Oh, and our gunners had M-240B machine guns. Of course, the weapons weren’t loaded. And we had been cleared of all ammo well before we even got to customs at Baghram, then AGAIN at customs.

The TSA personnel at the airport seriously considered making us unload all of the baggage from the SECURE cargo hold to have it reinspected. Keep in mind, this cargo had been unpacked, inspected piece by piece by U.S. Customs officials, resealed and had bomb-sniffing dogs give it a one-hour run through. After two hours of sitting in this holding area, the TSA decided not to reinspect our Cargo–just to inspect us again: Soldiers on the way home from war, who had already been inspected, reinspected and kept in a SECURE holding area for 2 hours. Ok, whatever. So we lined up to go through security AGAIN.

This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols.

So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers. The conversation went something like this:

TSA Guy: You can’t take those on the plane.

Soldier: What? I’ve had them since we left country.

TSA Guy: You’re not suppose to have them.

Soldier: Why?

TSA Guy: They can be used as a weapon.

Soldier: [touches butt stock of the rifle] But this actually is a weapon. And I’m allowed to take it on.

TSA Guy: Yeah but you can’t use it to take over the plane. You don’t have bullets.

Soldier: And I can take over the plane with nail clippers?

TSA Guy: [awkward silence]

Me: Dude, just give him your damn nail clippers so we can get the f**k out of here. I’ll buy you a new set.

Soldier: [hands nail clippers to TSA guy, makes it through security]

This might be a good time to remind everyone that approximately 233 people re-boarded that plane with assault rifles, pistols, and machine guns–but nothing that could have been used as a weapon.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Remember - I'm from the Goverment - I'M HERE TO HELP!

At the heart of the controversy over "body scanners" is a promise: The images of our naked bodies will never be public. U.S. Marshals in a Florida Federal courthouse saved 35,000 images on their scanner.

A Gizmodo investigation has revealed 100 of the photographs saved by the Gen 2 millimeter wave scanner from Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., obtained by a FOIA request after it was recently revealed that U.S. Marshals operating the machine in the Orlando, Florida courthouse had improperly-perhaps illegally-saved images of the scans of public servants and private citizens.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Urinal protocol vulnerability

When a guy goes into the bathroom, which urinal does he pick? Most guys are familiar with the International Choice of Urinal Protocol. It’s discussed at length elsewhere, but the basic premise is that the first guy picks an end urinal, and every subsequent guy chooses the urinal which puts him furthest from anyone else peeing. At least one buffer urinal is required between any two guys or Awkwardness ensues.

Let’s take a look at the efficiency of this protocol at slotting everyone into acceptable urinals. For some numbers of urinals, this protocol leads to efficient placement. If there are five urinals, they fill up like this:

The first two guys take the end and the third guy takes the middle one. At this point, the urinals are jammed — no further guys can pee without Awkwardness. But it’s pretty efficient; over 50% of the urinals are used.

On the other hand, if there are seven urinals, they don’t fill up so efficiently:

There should be room for four guys to pee without Awkwardness, but because the third guy followed the protocol and chose the middle urinal, there are no options left for the fourth guy (he presumably pees in a stall or the sink).

For eight urinals, the protocol works better:

So a row of eight urinals has a better packing efficiency than a row of seven, and a row of five is better than either.

Guys: if you enter a bathroom with an awkward number of vacant urinals in a row, rather than taking one of the end ones, you can take one a third of the way down the line. This will break the awkward row into two optimal rows, turning a worst-case scenario into a best-case one. On the other hand, say you want to create awkwardness. If the bathroom has an unawkward number of urinals, you can pick one a third of the way in, transforming an optimal row into two awkward rows.

And, of course, if you want to make things really awkward, I suggest printing out this article and trying to explain it to the guy peeing next to you.

Monday, November 08, 2010

"Ladies and gentlemen, we have a president in the White House who referred to Americans who disagree with him as 'our enemies.'

Think about that.

He actually used that word.

When Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush used the word 'enemy,' they reserved it for global terrorists and foreign dictators -- enemies of the United States. Enemies of freedom.
Enemies of our country.

Today, sadly, we have president who uses the word 'enemy' for fellow Americans -- fellow citizens. He uses it for people who disagree with his agenda of bigger government -- people speaking out for a smaller, more accountable government that respects freedom and allows small businesses to create jobs.

Mr. President, there's a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of freedom, the Constitution, and the values of limited government that made our country great.
We don't call them 'enemies.'
We call them 'patriots.'"

- House Republican Leader John Boehner

Still Valid Today....

Saturday, October 30, 2010


CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having the last time you met.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Have cried with you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Will kick the crowd's ass that left you behind.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Are for life.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no civilian could ever dream of.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, 'You better drink the rest of that before you spill it!' then carry you home safely and put you to bed.
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.

VETERAN FRIENDS: Will knock the hell out OF THEM... for using your name in vain.

Question of the Day:

What is the difference between Meg Whitman's former housekeeper and Barack Obama?

The media is actually looking into Meg Whitman's former housekeeper's citizenship documents.

Monday, October 11, 2010

You Might Be a Mall Ninja If....

If your wardrobe consists entirely of 5.11 then you might be a mall ninja.

If you ever stood downrange while people were firing, you might be a mall ninja.

If you own a drop leg holster, you might be a mall ninja.

If you ever described yourself as HSLD, then might be a mall ninja.

If you shoot any kind of airsoft anywhere but the privacy of your back yard, you might be a mall ninja.

If you’re more interested in how tacticool a gun looks than how it shoots, you might be a mall ninja.

If you have ever attended a tactical carbine class, you might be a mall ninja.

If your “gear” is a fashion statement, you might be a mall ninja.

If you want to be a cop so bad that you impersonate one, you might be a mall ninja.

If you’ve memorized all the acronyms on the survivalblog, you might be a mall ninja.

If you spend time on the Internet arguing about the best tactical flashlight, you might be a mall ninja.

If you own anything made by H&K, you’re a mall ninja, no maybe about it.

If you own a concealed carry badge, then you might be a mall ninja.

If all the blades on your knives are matte black, you might be a mall ninja

If you list the guns you own next to your signature, you might be a mall ninja.

If your M4gery has more rails than a train track, you might be a mall ninja.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Mosque or not

I am appalled at all my friends who are so opposed to the mosque near ground zero.

To show our tolerance, we should let them build it.
Then right across the street, someone should put a topless bar, called “You Mecca Me Hot”.
Next to that should be a gay bar, “The Turban Cowboy”.
And next door to the mosque should be a pork rib restaurant, maybe “Iraq o’ Ribs”.

Then the Muslims could be allowed to show their tolerance.

Problem solved

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Something New I Have Discovered...

Let’s get one thing clear.

There is a fine line between grilling and BBQ’ing.

As a Southerner, (yes, I was born and raised in Florida) I fall into a pretty passionate culture regarding these two distinctions. For those raised in the South, grilling out typically refers to cooking items over direct heat on a grill, ex. grilled steaks, chicken, hamburgers, etc.
BBQ is a whole different ballgame. It’s a lifestyle of love, patience, smoke, and mystery. Ask ten men on how to smoke a pork shoulder and you are likely to get ten independent, and fiercely debated, methods.

Instead, I’d like to let you in on a little known fact that I just discovered regarding grilling.

Most of you are probably not grilling enough.

There, I said it.

Your grill is truly the beast of all your culinary appliances. With the proper technique and know-how, you can utilize your grill as a stove, broiler, oven, and smoker; all-in-one. By harnessing all of the grill’s power, you are able to expand well beyond foods typically considered traditional for the grill.

In other words, it’s time to get creative and think outside the burger box.

What does that mean?

Try marinating chicken with...say Coffee, Beer and Cocoa.
Wrap beef cubes with Bacon and skewer them ala Kabobs.
Whip up a batch of Smoked French Onion Soup in a cast iron kettle on the grill.


Friday, October 01, 2010

My Idea to Fix This Great Nation.......

Dear Mr. President:

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America 's economy.

Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.

You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force.
Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage - Housing Crisis fixed.

4) They MUST buy their own health insurance. - Health Plan for seniors just fixed!!!

It can't get any easier than that! If more money is needed, have all members of Congress and their constituents pay their taxes.

God Bless America.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Not That I Listen to Him Very Often...

I saw this quote from John Kerry:

“We have an electorate that doesn’t always pay that much attention to what’s going on so people are influenced by a simple slogan rather than the facts or the truth or what’s happening,” Kerry told reporters after touring the Boston Medical Center yesterday.

Simple slogan? You mean like "Yes, we can"? How about "Hope" and "Change"? That sound familiar?

I had to laugh.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Remember, because so many want us to forget.

Nine years ago the United States was attacked by fanatics professing a particularly virulent strain of radical Islam. Almost 3000 of our countrymen, including hundreds of heroic first responders, were killed.

We have been at war ever since. We are still at war, regardless of what those who profess to "lead" us believe.

We will be at war until there is no enemy. Or there is no us.

Remember, because so many want us to forget.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Obama Acknowledges He Practiced Shooting With The Secret Service

President Obama is anti-handgun… because he knows that a handgun is only good for fighting your way back to your rifle.

Obama’s deep, dark secret isn’t that he’s a Muslim, it’s that he’s a gun nut. He has a prayer rug, but it’s embroidered with the image of John Moses Browning.

Obama scoffs at the 9mm vs. .45 ACP debate; instead his CCL authorized a tactical nuclear strike.

Sometimes, when he’s bored, Obama sends Sarah Brady anonymous gift wrapped packages containing a bottle of Hoppe’s No. 9.

After the election, he let everyone freak out and start buying up ammo because he was still sitting on a pallet of corrosive Bulgarian .380 that he got roped into buying at the Knob Creek shoot back in the 90′s, and he’s been trying to unload it for years.

In exchange for letting her plant an organic garden at the White House, Michelle has to let Barack keep his prized Dillon XL 650 in the West Wing; no single stage for him, he’s a progressive.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

What I Found Out Today...

The patron saint of bacon is Saint Anthony the abbot.

He’s also the patron saint of swine herders, butchers, epilepsy, amputees, shingles, gravediggers, hermits, lost items, and Canas Brazil.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Another Ninth Circuit Success Story...

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is well known for being stocked with leftist whackos, exactly the sort of judges that rightwing whackos scream about.

Well, there’s something new to scream about: the 9th Circuit has determined that the police may track you at all times without a warrant.

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn’t violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn’t tracking your movements.


Now the questions is… if you discover a GPS tracking device on your car, what are you legally allowed to do with it?

Obvious suggestions include:

1) Remove and destroy

2) Leave it alone, and drive only where you want the authorities to know you’re going

3) Remove and place in garbage

4) Remove and place on random civilian vehicle

5) Remove and place on long-haul freight truck

6) Remove and mail to Hong Kong

7) Remove and mail to cops

8 ) Remove and send to FBI via strip-o-gram

9) Remove and sell on ebay

10) Remove, disassemble and use as part of an autonomous aircraft guidance system. post videos to Youtube, be sure to thank authorities for the free donation of the electronics that made it all possible

11) Remove and place on police car (slightly risky)

12) Remove and attach to helium-filled weather balloon

13) Remove and attach to sewer rat

14) Remove and “clone” so that there are, say, fifty of you running around

Have fun!   :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time as We Know It....

I occasionally use time travel myself.

I was shopping at a grocery store when a co-worker who happened to be shopping there also came by and asked if that was my brother I had just been talking to. I usually reply with a classy "Huh?" but for some reason I replied "No that's actually me from the future. I've come back to destroy the time machine."

"What time machine?" He demanded.

"The one in the walk in freezer, of course. I'm not going to keep something dangerous like that around the house, you know."

He laughed, and that's when I hit him.

When he asked if I was crazy, I told him, "Look, the last time a guy in a leather diaper was bearing down on you with a giant pitch fork, you told me to hit you if you ever laughed at the idea of time travel."

I swear I don't know why they look at me sideways when I'm at my desk....

Monday, August 16, 2010

Let’s get the groundwork out of the way.

To the left, it’s an article of faith that America is too powerful. America is too influential. America is too rich. America consumes too much. Americans as a group are too independent, too rowdy, not controlled enough. Americans are too nationalistic, too unwilling to give up part or all of their sovereignty to “emerging world governance”.

America needs to be humbled. Americans need to have their confidence shattered, to become introspective, to consider (finally, at long last) “why they hate us”. America needs to bow to world opinion.

All of this is necessary in order to advance the single paramount social good: equality (of outcome). Equality is more important than anything else. In particulaar, equality is more important than freedom. Creating a state of equality, and maintaining it, will require government control and if individual liberty opposes that, then liberty shall have to give way.

With Obama, the left finally has a president who is in tune with this philosophy

Thursday, July 29, 2010

That must have been what he meant by transparency....

The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.

The administration wants to add just four words -- "electronic communication transactional records" -- to a list of items that the law says the FBI may demand without a judge's approval. Government lawyers say this category of information includes the addresses to which an Internet user sends e-mail; the times and dates e-mail was sent and received; and possibly a user's browser history.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It’s what free men did, and do.

Just as state schooling is not about education, but about the state, gun control is not about guns: It’s about control.

A citizen who can fend for himself when the predators come or the schools fail is less inclined to look to the state for sustenance and oversight in other areas of life.

To progressives, that’s an invitation to anarchy.

To the men who wrote the Second Amendment, it was a condition of citizenship in a free republic.

It’s what free men did, and do.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Think of it This Way.....

The U.S. Constitution is about limiting government.

It gives enumerated powers to government and guarantees specific enumerated inalienable rights to individuals...

Friday, July 16, 2010

So much for Gov't Reform!

On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the Manhattan Project comes to an explosive end as the first atom bomb is successfully tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

The original $6,000 budget for the Manhattan Project finally ballooned to a total cost of $2 billion.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

State Department Does It Again....

We keep hearing from the left how the Obama Administration is at least neutral on the Second Amendment and private ownership of firearms. Then we get crap like this from said Obama Administration.

The United States is pleased to join the international community in observing International Small Arms Destruction Day as part of our ongoing efforts to reduce armed violence and support the rule of law around the world.
Excess, loosely secured, or otherwise at-risk small arms, light weapons and munitions pose both a security and humanitarian risk worldwide.

I could point out that the contempt shown the U. S. Constitution, our law of the land and a document that as a agency of the United States Government the State Department is bound, by the State Department shows just what they really think about rule of law. Support for the activities of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) also show us where their heart is. Obama, Hilliary, and their ass kissers have no respect for our rights. If they can find a way to strip of our firearms and our rights, they will.
AND WHAT THE HELL IS "Excess"??????

Monday, July 05, 2010

The Spectre of Martial Law....

The Constitution of the United States was drafted as a means to reign in government and force it to respect the freedoms of the people.

It exists to deter the power hungry, for under the Constitution they are supposed to be denied the control they thirst for, not given unrestrained supremacy.

Martial law is a tool by which the power hungry can remove the restraints of the Constitution and cast aside freedoms on a whim.

This is unacceptable no matter the state of affairs.

War, terrorism, economic collapse, environmental catastrophe, none of these events gives anyone the license to usurp our liberties.
It cannot and will not be allowed.

As the 4th of July is celebrated, we here in America should remember what it means to call ourselves a “sovereign people”.
It is a title every man is born with but few men have the strength and fortitude to keep.

“Independence” requires taxing vigilance, a persevering spirit, and the determination to see that neither is tread upon.

Independence has a price.

In the event that we are confronted with martial law in this country, it is a price we may have to pay all over again.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Independance Day

Enjoy your holiday weekend.

Remember where and why it all happened, remember that the battle still rages on today.

The Rights of free people are always at risk when the people don't jealously protect them.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Overheard in a Newsroom...

Reporter, to no one in particular: “If they roll (the late Senator) Byrd over in his casket, is that flipping the Byrd?”

Sports Editor who is unsure if the Netherlands is plural: “I have a question about the Netherlands.”

Copy Chief: “Don’t we all.”

Promo producer: “Getting drunk and detonating shit. That’s how I celebrate America.”
Editor: “Technically a dog is a male, and a bitch is a female.”

Reporter: “In the words of Ice Cube, a bitch is a bitch.”

Digital editor after a conversation about space station supply ship: “It doesn’t sound like we’re in a newsroom. It sounds like we’re on the bridge of the fucking Enterprise.”

Boss to police reporter while protesters were outside the office: “No, I didn’t say you couldn’t go down there I just said you couldn’t spit on them or urinate on them.”

Reporter, trying describe a new dance club to editor: “How do we say ‘stripper pole’ in a family newspaper?”

Tech guy: “You guys have a lot of garbage cans in here.”

Editor: “We used to have a lot more people here.”

Friday, July 02, 2010

Tool Time!

From another site:

A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.

Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, “Oh, crap!”

A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.

Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.

An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.

One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle… It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.

Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.

Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.

A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.

Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.

A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.

A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.

Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.

A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.

A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.

A tool used to make hoses too short.

Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.

Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling Son of a b#@*h” at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.

Friday, June 25, 2010

General McChrystal was right!!!

Let's face it,
when you report to a cast of clowns, none of which have ever carried a weapon or fired a shot in anger, their ineptitude is galling to most warriors.

When you are fighting an insane war in a region that in no way can be termed a "country" -  but a series of disconnected tribes, it can be galling to be shot at and in most cases you can't shoot back.

When you are reporting to a cast of clowns that have never run anything in their life but lived mostly in academia and off the largesse of the taxpayer, it can be galling at best.

When you are reporting to a self described Messiah who was a community organizer, has broken every promise he made while running for president, has screwed up and muddled up every facet of America today in his regency from healthcare, to the financial industry, to the automobile industry, to Afghanistan, to the oil spill in Louisiana, to the so called job creation mantra, and to the foreign relations area where our prestige in the world has plummeted in the very countries where he went on his apology for America tours, it can be galling.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Shamelessly Stolen :)

Gun Blogger Glossary

APPLESEED - A program designed to teach shooters to become riflemen, complete with a history lesson. More info here.

AR - Short for ArmaLite, typically referring to the AR-15 pattern rifle, the most popular of the EBRs

ARSENAL - Any number of weapons higher than one according to the MSM

ASSAULT WEAPON - A weapon that defies definition because there is no such thing. See also "Shoulder Thing That Goes Up"


BACON - Meat of the gods

BATFE - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

BATFEIEIO - Kenneth Melson had a farm BATFEIEIO. And on that farm he had some Airsoft rifles BATFEIEIO.

BECAUSE YOU SUCK AND WE HATE YOU - Heckler & Koch (HK) worked hard on their marketing slogan.

BIANCHI - The NRA's Action Shooting tournament

BLOOMBERG - Mayor of New York and an ardent gun rights denier. He has shown in the past that he is not above having his men break the law in order to deprive others of their Second Amendment rights.

BRADY - Most often refers to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

CCL - Concealed carry license

CCW - Carry concealed weapon

CLIP - NOT A MAGAZINE! This is a clip.

COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING - Where grown men and women play dress up and then sling lead at steel targets like Wyatt Earp did to the Clanton's at the O.K. Corral.

EBR - Evil Black Rifle. See: "Tactical", "Shoulder Thing That Goes Up"

FORD EARTHFUCKER - Every Gun Nut's dream vehicle...or something

GAMER - Someone who participates in shooting competitions to the possible detriment of their self-defense shooting skills

GAMERFAG - A "Gamer" who has "turned it up to 11"

GUN FREE ZONE - More properly termed a Second Amendment rights denial zone. Also a good place for car thieves to go gun shopping.

GUN PORN - Pictures of guns (almost always zero pretty ladies present in said pictures)

HELLER - Most frequently referring to the Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller. Also Dick Heller the lead plaintiff in the case.

HSUS - Humane Society of The US. They are not humane. They are also one of the biggest threats to hunting and gun ownership in the country.

IDPA - International Defensive Pistol Association, one of the "practical" shooting sports organizations

INSTEAD OF DOING SOMETHING - This is what most politicians do on a daily basis

JEWS IN THE ATTIC - A test for potentially corrupt laws invented by Joe Huffman

JMB - John Moses Browning, inventor of every cool gun you've ever shot (probably)

JMB, PBUH - John Moses Browning, Peace Be Upon Him

LOOPHOLE - Something legal that some people feel should not be. See the Gun Show Loophole for a good example

LOST & STOLEN - A requirement in some cities to report within 24 hours that a firearm has been lost or stolen. See "Instead of Doing Something"

MAGAZINE - Anything that isn't a clip.

MAIG - Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Most mayors that are members don't realize that the name should be Mayors Against All Guns Everywhere.

MAKE SARAH BRADY CRY - Doing anything that the Brady Campaign would disapprove of. Such as having fun.

MICROSTAMPING - A completely useless technology designed to be used as a backdoor gun ban.

NRA - The National Rifle Association

NRA-ILA - The lobbying arm of the NRA

OC - Open carry. To carry a firearm in the open for all to see (typically holstered on the hip)

ONE QUESTION - Joe Huffman's response to gun banners

ONLY ONES - Law enforcement officers who feel that they are the "only ones" qualified to handle firearms. It comes from a popular video of an officer uttering his famous last words.

PIG CANDY - The best bacon you've never had. I suggest adding the cayenne.

PSH - Pants Shitting Hysterics or Pants Shitting Hysteria. More info on the types of S involved in PSH can be found here.

REASONED DISCOURSE - The internet equivalent of taking your ball and going home. Typically comments are either moderated or shut down completely to avoid having to think about anything that might force them to shift their world view.

SHOULDER THING THAT GOES UP - An infamous quote by Carolyn McCarthy that does an excellent job of illustrating how ignorant of guns most gun banners actually are.

TACTICAL - Anything black that makes the owner feel more like an "operator"

TACTICAL COFFEE - Better than a .25 in some situations

TACTICAL PANTS - Pants with pockets in the pockets in the pockets (and comfy too). A complete guide here.

THREE GUN - Competition shooting involving a rifle, pistol, and shotgun

THREEPERS - Supposedly the 3% of gun owners that are either crazy brave or just crazy

UNPOSSIBLE - After improbable, there's impossible after that comes unpossible. There's a whole laundry list of unpossible here.

USPSA - The other practical shooting sports association

WOOKIE-SUITER - Science fiction reading, small "l" libertarians. Complete definition here (with picture).

ZOOTSHOOTERS - Quite possibly the coolest shooting sport around

Friday, June 11, 2010

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Word Substitution Time...

"The danger to America is not an IDIOT but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an IDIOT presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."

"The problem is much deeper and far more serious than the IDIOT, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

"The Republic can survive a IDIOT, who is, after all, merely a fool.
It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."
Feel free to replace IDIOT with the name of your choice....

Quote of the Day

In difficult ground, press on;

In encircled ground, devise stratagems;

In death ground, fight.

Sun Tzu - The Art of War (circa 400 B.C.)
(which ALL of you should read!)

Read what you will into the posting of it.

Friday, May 28, 2010

I love living in a "free" country....

Thousands of census workers, including many temporary employees, are fanning out across America to gather information on the citizenry. This is a process that takes place not only every decade in order to complete the constitutionally-mandated census; but also as part of the continuing “American Community Survey” conducted by the Census Bureau on a regular basis year in and year out.

What many Americans don’t realize, is that census workers — from the head of the Bureau and the Secretary of Commerce (its parent agency) down to the lowliest and newest Census employee — are empowered under federal law to actually demand access to any apartment or any other type of home or room that is rented out, in order to count persons in the abode and for “the collection of statistics.” If the landlord of such apartment or other leased premises refuses to grant the government worker access to your living quarters, whether you are present or not, the landlord can be fined $500.00.

That’s right — not only can citizens be fined if they fail to answer the increasingly intrusive questions asked of them by the federal government under the guise of simply counting the number of people in the country; but a landlord must give them access to your apartment whether you’re there or not, in order to gather whatever “statistics” the law permits.

In fact, some census workers apparently are going even further and demanding — and receiving — private cell phone numbers from landlords in order to call tenants and obtain information from them.

Isn’t it great to live in a “free” country?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Never a Boring Moment...

We've been having problems with the natural curiosity of the critters in the backyard.

I called and called and called the city’s animal control unit about the raccoons invading my patio and destroying everything they got their hands on.

 After going through an interminable phone tree designed to discourage all but the most determined caller from ever talking to a city employee, I finally reached a live human being.

“Good morning, Sir,” she said, “How may I serve you? What is the nature of your complaint”?

“A passel of raccoons have been destroying my patio and ripping the lower branches off the trees,” I said, “Would you please send an animal control officer out to trap them and haul them off”.

“Sir, Our department does not deal with wild animals. We only pick up dogs and cats. For a raccoon, you have to hire a state licensed private trapper to come on your property to capture the animal. And you must pay him at your own expense”.

“I’d like to change my request,” I said.

“How do you wish to change it, Sir”?

I said, “There’s this really ugly cat that’s been destroying…”

She cracked up laughing.

I still had to get the Mossberg 12ga out and take care of it myself...

hmmm...pump or autoloader????

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Something to Ponder...

The American market is a very critical and exacting one, and there is a long tradition behind it which regards a pistol as first and foremost a fighting weapon, which means above all handiness, balance, and the feel of an arm for quick shooting.

To-day, in America, as of old, the man who carries the gun, policeman, criminal, or private citizen, carries his life in the chamber, as it were, of that gun; and he must get there first with it if he is to walk the streets again.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Maybe it is too late to save America

Maybe we are not worthy of freedom anymore.
Living in America is not a right just because you can walk across the border.

Being an American is a responsibility and it comes by respecting and upholding the Constitution the law of our land which says what you must do to be a citizen of this country.

Freedom is not free.

The Federal Government has refused for years to do anything to help the border states.
We have been over run, and once they are here we have the burden of funding state services that they use.

Education cost have been over a billion dollars.

The healthcare cost billions of dollars.

Our State is broke, $3.5 billion deficit and we have many serious decisions to make. One is that we do not have the money to care for any who are not here legally.

It has to stop.

The border can be secured.
We have the technology and the ability to stop this invasion.
We must know who is coming and they must come in an organized manner legally so that we can assimilate them into our population and protect the sovereignty of our country.

We are a nation of laws.

We have a responsibility to protect our citizens and to protect the integrity of our country and the government which we live under.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

New Military Medal Proposal For ‘Courageous Restraint’ ????

A proposal to grant medals for “courageous restraint” to troops in Afghanistan who avoid deadly force at a risk to themselves has generated concern among U.S. soldiers and experts who worry it could embolden enemy fighters and confuse friendly forces.

Lt. Col. Edward Sholtis, a spokesman for Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, who commands NATO forces in Afghanistan, said that no final decision has been made on the award, which is the brainchild of British Maj. Gen. Nick Carter.

“The idea is being reviewed at Headquarters ISAF,” Sholtis said. “The idea is consistent with our approach. Our young men and women display remarkable courage every day, including situations where they refrain from using lethal force, even at risk to themselves, in order to prevent possible harm to civilians. … That restraint is an act of discipline and courage not much different than those seen in combat actions.”

However, professor Jeffrey F. Addicott, a former senior legal adviser to the Green Berets and director of the Center for Terrorism Law at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, said “It’s an absolutely outrageous proposal to our fighting men.

“The implication of this award is that we do not engage in war fighting that is appropriate,” Addicott said. “They’re sending a chilling message to our troops that we are not complying with the law of armed conflict. It’s a propaganda victory for our enemies.”

Sholtis disputed that the award would limit troops’ ability in the battlefield.

“We absolutely support the right of our forces to defend themselves,” he said. “Valuing restraint in a potentially dangerous situation is not the same thing as denying troops the right to employ lethal force when they determine that it is necessary.”

But other soldiers saw the medal proposal as a reinforcement of troubling rules of engagement. “Unfortunately, we are being reduced to a police force,” said another U.S. soldier. “There are troops that never leave Bagram or Kandahar airfield. … Maybe if they left us all on base and never sent us out to confront the enemy, we could all be honored [for] valor.”

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm all for stopping the Bad Guys, I'm even

ok with stretching the rules a tad to make work easier for the good guys.

Under no means do I support drop kicking due process out the window so that gun control supporters like Mikey Bloomberg can use the no fly list to strip people of their Constitutional rights.

Bloomberg wants people on the no fly list barred from purchasing firearms.

The no fly list is so screwed up no “reasonable” person should even consider using it as a standard for anything even its current purpose. Little kids have been barred from flying because they share a name with someone on the list. Appealing your name on the list is next to impossible.

No one even really understands the Feds process for putting someone on the list but we’re supposed use it as a standard for stripping a person of their rights. T

his is what Bloomberg wants us at the mercy of so he can further his gun control agenda.

My right to possess and carry a firearm is a Constitutional, civil, and human right.
I won’t give 'em up.
Read into that what you will.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Take THAT Sarah Brady!

Now and again one reads news of a good guy taking down one or more bad guys as they try to do their bad thing. It's often spoiled by the GASP! SHOCK! HORROR! reaction of the news media.

Many journalists seem congenitally incapable of understanding that a gun is neither good nor evil: it's morally neutral, an instrument in the hand of the user, who can decide whether to use it for good or bad ends.

In this case, two bad guys decided to use a gun for an evil end: and a good guy with a gun made sure that they came to a bad end instead.

The Walgreens customer who killed a would-be-robber Monday night has been cited for carrying a concealed weapon but won't face a charge in the shooting.

Harry J. McCullough III, 32, had a permit to carry a loaded handgun in plain view — typically in a holster — but did not have a concealed weapons permit, said Omaha Police Officer Jacob Bettin.

McCullough pulled his handgun from the waistband of his pants when he shot and killed Marquail Thomas, a shotgun-wielding 18-year-old and would-be-robber at the Walgreens in Benson Monday night, Bettin said.

McCullough was not arrested in connection with Thomas' death, and Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Tuesday afternoon that he would not file charges in connection with the shooting.

Bettin said two masked men had entered the Walgreens at 6101 Northwest Radial shortly before 9 p.m.

He said one of the men pointed the shotgun in the direction of the cash register, where several customers were standing in line.

McCullough fired several shots as the shotgun-wielding suspect pointed his weapon at customers. Thomas was hit several times. He fled from the store but collapsed outside.

McCullough then grabbed a second masked man and held him until police arrived, Bettin said.

Thomas was taken to Creighton University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The second suspect, who authorities identified as 17-year-old Angelo Douglas, was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Nebraska law allows individuals to use force when their life or another person's life is threatened.

It was a very close call . . . one of Mr. McCullough's bullets was reportedly found embedded inside the barrel of Mr. Thomas' shotgun. In other words, the latter was pointing his gun directly at the former, and fortunately was rendered incapable of firing it by his wounds. Things don't get much closer than that!

I'm also pleased to note, in another report, that Mr. McCullough (who was initially cited for the misdemeanor offense of carrying his handgun concealed, rather than openly) won't be charged after all. The DA's office reviewed security video footage of the incident and determined that although his gun was shoved into his waistband, it was still visible, and therefore could be counted as open rather than concealed carry.

Nice going, Mr. McCullough, and thank you.

Monday, May 03, 2010

What If ?????

What if billboards were put up all through Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada pointing the way to San Francisco for all illegal aliens?

These would be written in Spanish so the illegal aliens can read them.

They would also feature plenty of large, colorful pictures for anyone who might be completely illiterate.

Each billboard would be like those signs in the mall that say YOU ARE HERE and direct you to the food court with big arrows and simple directions.

The billboards would depict San Francisco as the greatest utopia on Earth ... a sanctuary city where illegals’ dreams all come true, and the Liberals entrenched there welcome all criminals with wide-open arms and faces stained with joyful tears.

Come to San Francisco, lawbreakers.

Come to the Bay Area, anyone who doesn’t believe they have to follow US law.

San Francisco is calling, so bitch, ya’ll best answer da phone.

This would be a fun Photoshop Challenge project, too, because if we can’t ever get these billboards put up, we could at least make posters that people in border states could possibly print up. They could plaster them all over the place in border states, like people did with the Joker posters against Ben Nelson in Nebraska.

“Move to the Sanctuary City of San Francisco” should be a major push…depicting the city as a Candyland for illegal aliens.

Let’s see what Gavin Newsom does then.

Let’s watch as California completely collapses under the weight of all those criminals.

Purge them from Arizona and Texas first, two states with brass ones big enough to start this, then work on Nevada and New Mexico, and drive all these lawbreakers into the den of anarchy that most deserves them…with San Francisco, in particular, being the favored nesting place.

Will the Liberals of San Francisco, from their perch on Knob Hill, be so found of unrestricted illegal immigration and the non-enforcement of existing law when it’s not the border states having to shoulder the burden, but Leftist utopia San Francisco?

Friday, April 30, 2010

This May Save Your Life One Day!

Velociraptor attack is the 3rd leading cause of death for men age 27-29.

However, everyone must think about the implications of velociraptors: young and old, men, women and transgendered persons.

The American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention is a bi-partisan group of professionals, dedicated to the diffusion of knowledge concerning velociraptor attack prevention.

Velociraptor compared in size to a human. Courtesy: Wikipedia

Know the Enemy

The velociraptor is a bipedal carnivore with a long, stiffened tail and can be distinguished from other dromaeosaurids by its long and low skull, with an upturned snout. It bores a relatively large, sickle-shaped claw, typical of dromaeosaurid and troodontid dinosaurs. This enlarged claw, up to 67 millimeters (2.6 in) long around its outer edge, is a predatory device, used to tear into the prey, delivering a fatal blow.

Velociraptors are commonly found on tropical islands, converted to millionarie amusement parks, but are commonly being sighted in the Pacific Northwest. Of the essential facts you should know about velociraptors:

Velociraptors hunt in packs, and are known to form an equilateral triangle around its prey.

Velociraptors can accelerate 4 m/s2, with a top speed of 25 m/s on open terrain, 10 m/s while wounded, and 10 m/s in indoor labratories.

Velociraptors can open doors, but are slowed by them. They can open an initial door in approximately 5 minutes, and will take half that time for each subsequent door.

Velociraptors do not know fear.

New Home Buyer Tips

1.    When buying a new home, there are a few things to look out for when assessing potential velociraptor attacks:

2.    Check all doors and windows. Doors should be made of solid oak or steel. Windows should have steel bars with spacing smaller than the average raptor.

3.    Make sure all entryways have adequate deadbolts. Quality deadbolts may be purchased at your local Home Depot.

4.    Always keep a loaded big-game rifle under your bed, and tire irons near every door.

Remember, you should never be farther than 20 feet away from a tire iron.

Monday, April 26, 2010

" This I Believe "

by Robert A. Heinlein
"I am not going to talk about religious beliefs but about matters so obvious that it has gone out of style to mention them. I believe in my neighbors. I know their faults, and I know that their virtues far outweigh their faults.

"Take Father Michael down our road a piece. I'm not of his creed, but I know that goodness and charity and lovingkindness shine in his daily actions. I believe in Father Mike. If I'm in trouble, I'll go to him."

"My next-door neighbor is a veterinary doctor. Doc will get out of bed after a hard day to help a stray cat. No fee--no prospect of a fee--I believe in Doc.

"I believe in my townspeople. You can knock on any door in our town saying, `I'm hungry,' and you will be fed. Our town is no exception. I've found the same ready charity everywhere. But for the one who says, `To heck with you--I got mine,' there are a hundred, a thousand who will say, `Sure, pal, sit down.'

"I know that despite all warnings against hitchhikers I can step up to the highway, thumb for a ride and in a few minutes a car or a truck will stop and someone will say, `Climb in Mac--how far you going?'

"I believe in my fellow citizens. Our headlines are splashed with crime yet for every criminal there are 10,000 honest, decent, kindly men. If it were not so, no child would live to grow up. Business could not go on from day to day. Decency is not news. It is buried in the obituaries, but is a force stronger than crime. I believe in the patient gallantry of nurses and the tedious sacrifices of teachers. I believe in the unseen and unending fight against desperate odds that goes on quietly in almost every home in the land.

"I believe in the honest craft of workmen. Take a look around you. There never were enough bosses to check up on all that work. From Independence Hall to the Grand Coulee Dam, these things were built level and square by craftsmen who were honest in their bones.

"I believe that almost all politicians are honest . . . there are hundreds of politicians, low paid or not paid at all, doing their level best without thanks or glory to make our system work. If this were not true we would never have gotten past the 13 colonies.

"I believe in Rodger Young. You and I are free today because of endless unnamed heroes from Valley Forge to the Yalu River. I believe in--I am proud to belong to--the United States. Despite shortcomings from lynchings to bad faith in high places, our nation has had the most decent and kindly internal practices and foreign policies to be found anywhere in history.

"And finally, I believe in my whole race. Yellow, white, black, red, brown. In the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability, and goodness of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth. That we always make it just by the skin of our teeth, but that we will always make it. Survive. Endure. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case and the opposable thumb, this animal barely up from the apes will endure. Will endure longer than his home planet -- will spread out to the stars and beyond, carrying with him his honesty and his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage and his noble essential decency.

"This I believe with all my heart."

- written in 1957...would he still say it today?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

A New Supreme Court Justice...

I'm going to copy-and-paste something I came across a few years ago, because it fits so perfectly here now that Justice Stevens is retiring. With Obama in the White House and both houses of Congress with Democrat majorities, I'll go out on a limb here and predict that the next nominee will make the retiring "most liberal justice" look like Barry Goldwater.

The founding document of this nation is a legal CONTRACT. This is a point that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia keeps making time and time again in his public speaking. "How," he once asked an audience rhetorically, "do you write a moderate contract?" And if the courts can decide that the words in a contract can mean whatever they want them to mean, then the contract isn't worth the paper it's written on:

If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time to Think About What Just Happened...

The important item to note isn't the passage of the bill; it's the way in which it was passed.

Putting the backroom deals right out in the open and completely ignoring the will of the people, coupled with procedural shenanigans are far more chilling issues to contemplate.

A horribly-corrupt Republic may have some shady things going on, but they will be in the shade.

When the politicians no longer feel the need to even attempt to hide their contempt for the people, that really indicates that the system has moved from "corrupt Republic" to "properly-functioning Tyranny."

November is important.

I have doubts whether there's anything left to save, but if we're even going to do as little as slow the collapse, we need to send a message that the experiment with Tyranny is over.

Most of the incumbents need to be kicked out. Where possible, replaced with better candidates. Where not, they still need to be kicked out.

Chemotherapy is deadly poison, but it treats many cancers where otherwise surgery is the only option.

Putting in slightly-worse candidates may be a bit of "poison," but if that's the only way to remove a cancerous incumbent, it still needs to be done.

Because we all know what "surgery" would entail in this metaphor, and anyone with the least bit of sense is going to do his/her best to avoid that path.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Eviction Notice??

The problem is that while 76% of Americans as a whole may disapprove of Congress, local constituencies keep sending the same bastards back.

So Pelosi can give us the finger with impunity because the twits in her district like her and keep sending her back.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good Morning American Subjects!

This morning we woke up to a fundamentally different country.

Here's some things to think about.

We are no longer Citizens... like it or not, we've just been made Subjects.

The Government controls our health care, they control us.
They own you...

This can't stand.

Come November these Democrats are going to be glad they have this health care, because they are going to need it.... because they are about to fall on their own swords.
People are very unhappy about this.
People on both sides of the great party divide... it's time for all those people to take action. Actively seek out ways to remove from office anyone that voted for this bill.

The Government just overstepped it's bounds and authority... this is a criminal act.

Show me in the Constitution where it gives the Government the right to order you to buy something... because if you don't buy health insurance now – you will face huge fines.

You could face jail.

Because you didn't buy Insurance. You didn't buy. You didn't spend your own money on what you wanted or needed – you have to buy health insurance. You might go hungry, but now at least you can see a doctor about it.
 - Oh wait... you can't... because now we are going to see Rationing.
The Doctors are going to be busy with people going in for Splinters, Headaches, Gas, or that Liver Spot.
So between the rationing and the people going in for every little thing... your in trouble.

Imagine if the Government said that you have to buy a Government Motors vehicle? If you don't you face fines. Doesn't matter if you needed it or not. If you live downtown and don't need a car... or if you already have a car, you don't have the right car. And if your car has a problem, such as you need new brake pads or tires... you have to buy a Government Motors car... You don't have a choice.

Never mind that there is no way to pay for this Criminal Abuse of Power.
This Nation is looking at bankruptcy.
This nation is going to have to cut back some huge expenditures... such as the Military.

Let's take a look at two nations that have Socialized Health Care. Canada.
They have no ability to project military power to enforce their national policy and protect their overseas interests.
Look at the UK. Very small scale ability... very limited... they can defend themselves but they can't project force independent of the US.
Think we are going to be able to in the future?
We are going to lose our National Strength.
We are going to have to let our Armed Forces atrophy and decay... because we can't afford to keep up our level of strength.

This is going to allow CHINA to become the Number One Super Power.

Congratulations Democrats... Your Criminal Abuse of Power has just RUINED everything that made America Great.

You are going to pay for this. Come November, you are going to be Voted Out.
This health care bill will be undone.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Test Prepared!

Something has been on my mind for quite a while now and since it's a slow day here I thought I would get it off my chest...

There is a prevalent thought in the defense world that you need to turn and put distance between you and your attacker. So prevalent that this has become an acceptable response both amongst instructors and even legislators to where we have become ingrained that our first obligation is to flee.

Think for a second of this scenario whether you are a man or woman.

You come home late at night through the front door, pull the key out of the lock, and walk to the other end of the house. Something doesn't seem right and you look back behind you to see a 6'5" 230lbs male in a ski mask with a 10 inch bladed knife between you and the door.
Before you go into that clearing of the holster of that gun you may or may not be wearing. Break down your own personal mindset here.
The initial sucking in of air and "oh shit" is completely allowed because we all (and I do mean a-l-l) get caught off guard in life - but the next response should be in your head should be:


and by "GO!" I mean you need to have a mind set of being able to Go-straight-at-him with a total intent on leaving him dead on the floor.
Whether you are a man or a woman.
Do you have the mind set to accomplish the task at hand?  Have you practiced or run drills with this scenerio?

You need to!

Saw this on a Bumper Sticker early this morning...

"OK,  joke's over,  bring back the Constitution."

Overheard at Lunch:

"I just named my iPod the Titanic - so that everytime I plug it in the computer tells me "The Titanic is syncing."

Now that's just too funny.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Meditations on Civility

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States, dueling was dueling was an accepted and honourable fact of life, in fact, three of our Founding Fathers met their deaths in duels.

Insults, mockery, verbal abuse -- all and more were accepted grounds for an issuance of an invitation to a morning round of "Pistols for two; coffee for one".

When the First Amendment Freedom of Speech was added to the Constitution, it was as the first of the Bill of Rights -- controls upon the government. The government would not be allowed to abridge the right of free men to speak their minds.

At the time it was abundantly clear that -- through the mechanism of dueling -- society would provide a check upon the abuses of Freedom of Speech by way of dueling.

In simpler language, if a citizen were to use their guaranteed right to Freedom of Speech to insult, abuse, denigrate, mock, harass or distress another -- then sooner or later that citizen was going to get the stupid beaten out of him with a cane, bleed out on a Vidalia sandbar from multiple knife wounds, wind up skewered on the end of a sword, or simply have a large percentage of their vital bits blown out through their spines by way of a heavy-calibre pistol ball.

In the America of the Founding Fathers you were polite and courteous, or you got your butt killed in a duel.

Which worked remarkably well, up until we decided that we was civilized and did away with the barbarity of the duel.

Probably not a bad idea -- except that we never came up with a replacement for the check on incivility that the duel gave society as a whole. We left the right to speak your mind, but we took away any deterrent to being a jackass about it.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

What We Have...Is A Failure...To Communicate!!

I heard a preacher say one time that America didn't need more laws.

And you know what? He was right.

If more people sat down and ate just one meal once a day with the children they've spawned, America would be better off in terms of teenage literacy, school performance, diets, nutrition and a whole list of other social things.

But then that would require - first of all -

(1) that the physical mother and father actually live together,

(2) one of them actually knew how to prepare a nutritious meal without the aid of fast-food or something already prepared in a bag, and

(3) they had a supper table where everyone would take the time to gather around instead of satisfying their own immediate selfish wants.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

My Favorite Line Fromthe Opening Statements:

Alan Gura:

"Justice Sotomayor, States may have grown accustomed to violating the rights of American citizens, but that does not bootstrap those violations into something that is constitutional."

oh hell yes!!!!

Why is BHO Hiding Under His Desk?

In major cases, it’s typical for the Justice Department to file a brief informing the Supreme Court of the position of the United States. The Office of the Solicitor General -- the elite legal team that represents the federal government whenever the United States is a party in a Supreme Court case -- routinely files briefs in high-profile cases.

McDonald is as high-profile is it gets. It presents the question of whether the Second Amendment, like the First Amendment, is a right that law-abiding citizens have against state and local laws, or if, instead, it’s only a right they have against the federal government alone. The entire Bill of Rights, including the Second Amendment, originally only applied to the federal government. When the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted in 1868 after the Civil War, it extended most—but not all—of the Bill of Rights to also apply to cities and states.

Given that there are over 90 million gun owners in this country and thousands of gun control laws on the books—most of them state or local laws—McDonald is a monumental case.

So what is the position of the Obama administration? How can he oppose the rights of 90 million Americans, many of whom are blue collar union workers in swing states that he needs to win in 2012? To do so would also help drive Democrats into the minority in the 2010 midterm elections. On the other hand, how can he reverse his position of more than a decade in supporting Chicago’s absolute ban on firearms?

In this difficult situation, President Obama’s position is … Nothing.