Thursday, October 29, 2009

Read this!


But it is SO true.
Interesting ruling on property rights HERE ..(HT: Insty)..Can a landlord prevent his/her tenants from possessing a firearm on rented premises? The Tennessee AG says they can.

Interesting that fourth amendment rights apply to rental housing, but in the opinion of the AG (in Tennessee) the 2nd doesn't.

I think that the landlord should have the final say. It is his/her property, and they can set the rules for rental. While I am a strong supporter of 2nd amendment rights, I am also a strong believer that the landlord owns the property and can set the rules. Don't like it? don't rent from that person.

Post Racial

Anarchangel has some interesting observations regarding racial issues, or the lack therof. Seems that his daughter goes to a well integrated school.

But the comments show that there is a strong belief that there are still discriminatory practices happening.....and also show a lot of white guilt.

Sadly, it is generally culture that holds people back and makes for discrimination, rather than race or color.

Wanna get treated well? Don't act like a lowlife or dress like a gang banger or rapper. Be nice and polite. Want to get a good job? Learn to speak english well, and not sound like you were edumacated in the deep south or Cabrini Green. Learn to use the word "ask" rather than "axe".

We are winning!

Or, to be more specific: THe DNC is falling apart when it comes to health care....

Lets hope the crumbling continues.


Vaccine time!

So they are handing out hamthrax* swine flu vaccinations today in my area.

Dire warnings that there are short supplies and that it is first come, first served.

I'm being A Good Citizen and skipping the whole thing in order that some other citizen (like a poor orphan or whatever) can get his/her shot. Risking my life and health for another and all that folderol.

Or maybe I just don't care enough to get that vaccine. Its hard to give a shit when these dire warnings happen every year like clockwork and yet we never have the big die-off that is promised.

Can anyone explain what the big issue with the Swine Flu is over regular flu?

Is it what the conspiracy nuts think, and this push for vaccination is a secretly hatched plan to infect all of us with some other dreaded disease (to be named later)...?

*hamthrax as a name for swine flu should be credited to JayG, (or so I am informed)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Not by police, but a bystander

Shot by an armed bystander in Boston. A psych patient attacks a doctor, and is shot by an armed, off duty security guard. Not an on duty or off duty cop, but a guy who was armed. Carrying a pistol.

Being a sheepdog, rather than a sheep

Possibly saving the doctors life (stabbed several times, but alive and recovering at this time) by shooting and killing the psycho psych patient. Even though most people in Massechussets are not allowed to be armed (Restrictive May Issue), this man was armed due to his profession, and he was in the right place at the right time.

How many more killings, robberies, or muggings could be stopped if more citizens were armed and able to stop criminal acts?

More on Glowball Warmening

Seems that the data is getting SPARSER and SPARSER when it comes to the number of data points used for temperature recording....Making it harder to compare things to earlier years....Like 1975!

Follow the link. Interesting stuff.

Worth pondering:

Something to think about

Monday, October 26, 2009

Humor...Put your coffee down and swallow.

If Email has a good use, it is the perpetuation of good jokes propagated via ones and zeros....

From a much forwarded email which wound up in my inbox.....

How I learned to mind my own business :

I was walking past the mental hospital the other day,
And all the patients were shouting, '13....13....13.'

The fence was too high to see over, but I saw a
Little gap in the planks, so I looked through to see
What was going on.....

Some idiot poked me in the eye with a stick!

Then they all started shouting '14....14....14'...

Sadly, I can see many of my friends being the organizer of such behavior at an institution.....You know who you are....

Probably not a good idea to toss trash when they are there

Seems that in Minnesota they are packin' heat when picking up trash.

And I be that no guns were discharged while the road was being cleaned.

Despite the evil loaded firearms affecting people's minds and all that.


I'd take it too

I find it hard to see how this is theft.

I mean, if you are gonna give me money, expect me to take it.

Armatys accepted a job with Basking Ridge, N.J.-based telecommunications company Avaya Inc. in September 2002, then changed his mind. But the company's computer system never removed his name from the payroll.

Paychecks were deposited into his bank account until February 2007, when Avaya auditors discovered the mistake.

Seems that they are charging him with theft.

I think it's just too bad for the company.

Be even more afraid

Via Hoosierboy comes THIS..

Slanted? Yes. Factual? More or less. Scary? You bet.

But that is what "Hope and Change" was all about. Hoe all of those who voted for it choke on it .

You've probably seen this, but....

As Caleb says..."Well Played" even though this photo was most likely staged, the whole thing with the Pig Sickness Vaccine and the failure to ramp up production or to distribute it in an orderly fashion (like say to high risk folks first...) or with even a bit of forethought (perhaps there is a bit of forethought, but the distribution appears to be highly haphazard...)

If the vaccine distribution is any indication of the effectiveness of the way that the government will operate our healthcare then we should all be afraid.....Very very afraid (like we weren't already...)


So I had a great time at the Indy Blogmeet. Thanks to whomever (Roberta??) set it up. I always enjoy meeting people who are intelligent witty and interesting. Everyone I met on Sunday afternoon met all those criteria...

Had an interesting discussion with OG, met Brigid (finally!!!) who is as interesting in person as her writing is, Tam (who I had met the day before, but is SO fun to talk to (and tall, BTW)), Owen, Jay (an interesting fellow, I assure you), Old Grouch and I had an interesting discussion of the psychological profiles of the folks carving pumpkins outside (there were some fairly disturbed folks, adult and children using fairly sharp objects..... Glad I was armed...)

Wayne (I think) was open carrying, and no one really cared (except that it was, I think, a Glock, which is sacrilege to those of us who are disciples of JMB, but even so, it was a Good Thing). I have a feeling that the rest of us were carrying concealed (maybe I was, and maybe I wasn't....???) but I doubt that there was a lack of lead and brass in the room...

I think that Og did not mark his territory on my Prius.....

All in all, I really enjoyed the blogmeet. If I had been able to leave the gunshow earlier, I would have, just to be able to spend more time with these folks....

If you can make a blogmeet with these people, I strongly urge you to do so.

I gotta update my blogroll too...

There are better places to make a profit

than health care.....

But it seems that the DNC and the Socialized Medicine folks don't want to let anyone know that.

Much like the profit margins of the Evil capitalists oil companies that were the bad boys last year, the Heartless bastards Health Insurers have low profit margins. You are better off investing in a LOT of other industries.


Sunday, October 25, 2009


TO all of you I had met before: It was nice seeing you again....I met even MORE interesting people (that is....a larger number of interesting people and others whom I did not meet last blogmeet, not people who were more interesting than the people I met last time) at this latest blogmeet. It was fun and interesting....

If you can make a blogmeet in Indy, I strongly urge you to do so..

More tomorrow, I am tired after pushing Strike-Hold on people all weekend at the Indy 1500.

Again, It was nice meeting you all....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

All those people look alike to me....

Via Insty I bring you THIS.....I am sure you have seen it already, but just in case...... I want to make sure everyone sees it.

Seems that the liberal folks at MSNBC really can't tell one black guy from another....I mean, "they all look the same to me"....right?

And the look on the Rev. Jackson's face is priceless.

I mean, while I really don't like either one of them, I can tell them apart. And I am a white guy.....But Sharpton and Jackson are as unalike as the Rev. and myself. Suppose she isn't sure what Sharpton looks like?

Up next: Don King Al Sharpton Eddie Murphy

Monday, October 19, 2009

This weekend

I will be at the Indy 1500 Gun Show....Stop by the 3 table and introduce yourself. I'll be the taller guy with a pony tail.

More Glowbal Warmening debunkingness

Via Bore Patch.....

"Something very strange is happening in the Scientific community right now - something healthy. We see a rejection of Received Wisdom, and in particular of Received Wisdom imparted by a closed circle of the anointed few. We see demands to see the data behind the theory of Anthropogenic Global Warming (the assertion that mankind's burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, triggering a runaway temperature increase)......"

As the man says...Read the whole thing.

It's what I have been saying for years. Real science can withstand being held up to the light, and can withstand having its data reviewed.

If the models are so good, then why can't we plug in data from the '50's, '60's, '70's '80's and 90's and get something resembling today's climate (check it out, you don't get anything like this years temperatures). So the models MUST be flawed.

But that doesn't seem to convince those who have drunk from the Kool-Aid glass of the ALGORE Church....Which I would not normally mind except that they are screwing with our economy and inconveniencing me greatly with no real proof that their messiah is correct. How many MILLIONS of dollar, (or Euro equivalent) have been spent on pseudoscientific research and half baked ideas to slow the (probably) nonexistent global warming?

Make no mistake, I run a diesel truck on used fryer oil, and my other car is a Prius....I hate waste, and I am cheap thrifty enough to recycle (that means re-use, not just throw in a container for someone else to deal with) nearly everything but toilet paper and toothpaste.

But I really don't think that the effort, capitol, and energy we waste on pursuing the global warming rabbit is productive, unless you think that keeping AL Gore's days busy with speaking engagements and a bunch of half assed "scientists" busy doing pseudoscience and pursuing government grant money as productive.

But hey, I am a skeptic

Cash for Electric GOLF CARTS.


Subsidies for GOLF CARTS? YaGottaBeKiddinMeHere

"We thought cash for clunkers was the ultimate waste of taxpayer money, but as usual we were too optimistic. Thanks to the federal tax credit to buy high-mileage cars that was part of President Obama's stimulus plan, Uncle Sam is now paying Americans to buy that great necessity of modern life, the golf cart."

"The federal credit provides from $4,200 to $5,500 for the purchase of an electric vehicle...."

Will wonders never cease...Another WTF? moment from the government....

And these people are the type that will be handling health care....Wasting our money.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Trapped behind the cheddar curtain

Stuck here for the weekend.

Another gun show.

People in this state are.....different.

But at least it ain't Illinois.


And more propaganda.

Promoted by the White House, distributed by the major TV media outlets.

I suppose that the networks have no choice, as the feds own the airwaves, but still this is a bit over the top.

"We control what you see and hear"....Remember the opening of the show "outer limits"?

Watch for the media blitz next week. It will be sickening. And it might well work on those who were stupid enough to vote for Mr. Obama, as they can be easily swayed by a week of emotional appeals. The rest of us (who probably already serve our community in some manner already, despite having jobs and lives), will not be easily swayed by a week long blitz, just angered.

Personally, I think that this will lead to a backlash....

Politicians from lampposts and all that.

More info on the whole thing HERE.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So why is health care the big thing? If they want to be socialist (first of all, then get the hell out of my country....But, I digress) then why start with health care?

Why not use schools as the first big equalizer? Make each and every person attend public schools. You'd get better indoctrination there, and that would indeed be a great equalizer. No more special schools or better funded schools for white suburbanite kids and poorly funded schools that are poorly administered for the inner city youths. One size fits all...No special privileges for anyone.

The Obama Administration made noises about public service by school aged kids, but those seem to have faded away soon after inauguration day. If not schools and not public service to "equalize " all of us socially, then what is the plan?

So why health care? Is it about control? Or is there another agenda after this.....Not to get too tinfoil hat wearing stuff here, but why the big push by the Democrats? They know that the majority of citizens are against the reform, and that the majorities in both houses are in jeopardy because of this (and the stimulus package), which leads to danger for holding the White House in 2012 too...

Anyone who can add can see that the plans proposed are bankrupt from the start. They will damage the country's 260+/- million people with decent health care, all at risk for the 25 million who don't have great health care...Everyone gets emergency medical care, just not for free.....And this plan won't give anyone free health care either....

So why? Win this fight over health care, and they lose voters and seats in the houses....Lose the fight over health care, and they lose prestige and votes and again, the majority in both houses....

Is it just that the socialist dream seems possible for these socialists now that they have the majority in both houses AND a president who sill sign any socialist bill they present to him? Are they willing to chance it all just so they can push forward the socialist agenda a big notch forward?

If not that, then what?

Or am I missing something?

Monday, October 12, 2009

There's enough blame for many

via Second City Cop, I offer you THIS.

I would refrain from commenting, because for the most part, what is said in the article is almost enough.

But I must add to the indictment the welfare system, that system that promotes bad behavior in our children when they become able to bear children themselves. To provide cash payments to young women who do nothing more than lay with a boy (or man) and then, 9 months later, give birth without a thought to the future of that child or its rearing is wrong. The system as it stands had destroyed the family culture in the black community (and, let us not forget, is destroying it in the white community as well). The system which promotes (yes, promotes) husbandless mothers and fatherless children. A system that causes men, who should be providing parenting and who should be father figures, to become only sperm donors.

This lack of parenting by women, and especially by men, is what leads to the exact sort of violence that is referred to in the article. Men who are only sperm donors do nothing to provide for the emotional and cultural education and maturity of the children that they "father".

Until we stop rewarding bad behavior by young women, and stop making them economically viable without fathers, there will be recurrences of the sort of behavior which killed Derrion Albert.

A rule of economics I was taught in school: if you subsidize something, you will get more of it.

Until we cause young women to think about the future, to look at their children's future, especially economic future....Until these women look at their sexual partners as potential mates in the economic and family sense, and not just in the sexual sense, there will be other generations of young men (and women) who demonstrate the same animal like behavior. Until we begin teaching them civilization, they will be that which their their nature makes them to be, animals.

This is not about race, it is about culture....Or the lack thereof.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

10/12/00 Let us not forget this day either,,,

Today, 9 years ago, some 17 sailors were killed and 39 or so injured.

Yep, I am talking about the USS Cole.

Another day when the Islamic Radicals were willing to blow themselves up just so they could damage or kill American servicemen and women, and express their hatred against the US. (which, incidentally, has done more to help the Muslims than nearly all of the rest of the countries in the world combined, INCLUDING the Muslim oil producing states....But I digress.

This day, 9 years ago, the US learned just how loved the US was by the country of Yemen. (see here for details of how the investigators were treated).

But I bring this up for a reason......It was the rules of engagement that were in place which allowed the bombing boat (which held a 1000+ lb shaped charge bomb) to even get close enough. Rather than have rules of engagement in place to provide for the safety of our servicemen, we had in place politically correct ROE which required that the captain or other command level officer approve even the loading of weapons, much less firing to defend the ship.

It is bullshit thinking, the deliberate hobbling of our sailors, that got 17 men and women killed and 39 others injured, some for life.

You can't be at war halfway.....Either you are in the fight with all you have and can bring to bear, or you aren't in it at all, but are merely striving hard to lose. War, like a bar fight, is won by those who fight hardest, give it all they have, and work to win.

These facts seem to be lost on the diplomatic folks (many of whom, I am sure, have never seen a fight of any kind). I learned these rules of fighting on the playground at an early age, but some folks seem to have forgotten them, if they ever learned them at all.

But these folks who are making decisions, not only killed sailors 9 years ago, but are making the same decisions today, and are getting our soldiers killed, in far away, dusty places like Iraq and especially Afghanistan.

Either let those men and women fight, and support them with all the weapons and materials that they need, or bring them home so not another dies uselessly, hobbled by some poorly thought out ROE which places them in harms way without the ability to fight hard to win, in order to prevent the possibility of harm to civilians who allow the enemy to live among them.

If our politicians, especially Mr. Obama fail to do one or the other, then the blood of those who die in the next days, weeks or months shall be on their hands.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Nobel Peace prize is worth less than a plate of noodles

Seems nearly anyone can get the Peace Prize.

FOR WHAT? What has he done to earn such an honor?

Seriously....What has he done to earn it?

I'm not trying to insult the man here, but he has no more earned it that my brother has. (hey, they are both decent men and all that, but neither one has done anything to earn recognition by the Nobel Committee). This is an insult to those who have done something to earn the prize. By awarding this to Mr. Obama at this time, the committee demonstrates that this prize is just a political award, and no longer recognition for Truly Good Works.

Bah. The Nobel Committee is now just a parody of what it once was.

The nomination deadline was, IIRC, only 2 weeks after his inauguration. so how indeed could he have done anything worth reviewing by that time? Perhaps, as with most liberals, Good Intentions are all that matter to the committee?

Even the "Times" (UK, that is...) agrees.

Snark can be found HERE

Update II:

After hearing his speech, the thought occured to me that had he really meant what he said in the opening of his speech, he would have graciously declined the award, (hey, for the liberals, this would have been even better than the award itself...) and instead named several others who actually did deserve it. "I do not deserve this award, and I gratefully thank the Committee, but I must humbly decline the award as I have not yet completed my agenda, and therefore haven't done enough to deserve this fine honor" or something along those lines

I mean, the honor of having been awarded the prize, even though it is BS, is still there, whether you take it or not. And deep down, even Mr.Obama must know he doesn't deserve it.

But that would have been the Classy Thing to do, and I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot of opportunities to do the Right Thing, and Show Some Class that he will miss.

Or, is it about the money? I mean, that is a LOT of scratch. What will he do with it?

Probably not the Classy Thing....

Rainbows and Unicorn Farts....

Update III:

In his will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that the recipent of the peace prize should go to "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses".

"Splain how Mr. Obama made that list, please? I mean, seriously.

My brother is looking better and better for next year. He intends to break up a fight next month.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Like that will help. The blind leading the stupid.

Seems that Mr. Obama is bringing the Attorney General and Education Secretary to Chicago to find out how to prevent anyone from videotaping black on black violence do something about the violence that plagues the Chicago schools.

Never mind that the issue has little to do with the schools themselves, but rather much to do with the culture of those who attend. Never mind the fact that the majority of those children were raised in a home that is without a father because liberals many years ago decided to make a single woman a stable economic unit with welfare payments, destroying the black family culture that kept young men and women from becoming animal-like in their behavior. Forget the fact that these kids beat another kid to death. Forget the fact that it was because no one thought about the fact that in closing a school, they mixed children of two neighborhoods together in one school, leaving the law of unintended consequences to cause violence as children of different tribes cultures and neighborhoods were forced together.

The fact is that this is a bunch of kids, who have never learned how to behave, killing another of their kind. Had this been a bunch of whites killing a black kid, the outcry would be loud and resonant from nearly every liberal quarter. But the fact that it is black kids killing another black kid just means that the government must "stop the violence". Jesse Jackson and his ilk don't condemn the black on black violence, just the violence.... It must be the fault of, and responsibility of, the "government" to fix, not the parents mothers that raised these animals children.

Until we stop making excuses and face facts, there will always be incidents such as these. The proliferation of cell phone cameras and videos just make it all the easier to see.

HMMM.....Which liar to believe?

Reports are the "Dreams of my Fathers" is the work of Bill Ayers.

Seems Mr. Ayers claims that he wrote it.

You decide for yourself which liar to believe......Someone has to be breaking tradition and telling the truth.

This law, but not that law

Seems the sheriff of Maricopa County AZ, Sheriff Joe Arapio is not supposed to find, arrest or detain illegals on the streets of his county.

Seems that ICE has caved to the whining complaints of the ACLU.

Forget about the fact that the Sheriff is a sworn law enforcement officer, and that laws are being broken. Forget about the fact that he is arresting those who are illegally in this country. Forget about the fact that he is doing what ICE won't or can't do.

IIRC, the Sheriff is the top Lawdog in his county, and his authority trumps even the feds within the borders of his county.

If ICE is unable or unwilling to do their job, they should stay out of the way of someone who will do it for them. Perhaps someone should charge the ICE staff with dereliction of duty or something....In court.

Who are the criminals here?

So aren't the mayor of New York and his minions now part of conspiracy to break the law?

Seems that they participated in an illegal gun buying spree.....

Even more if they bought guns in other states....Generally a face to face private sale requires the buyer and seller to both be residents of the state in which the purchase is being made....

Seems that there are a lot of laws being broken here, and not just the ones the mayor is whining about....."Straw purchase", which gets you, IIRC, 10 years, to start. Then, of course, entering into a conspiracy to cross state lines to engage in a straw purchase. They engaged in this illegal activity 22 times! Where are the feds? Why aren't the perpetrators being prosecuted for their crimes?

And the question that I have is: If the person selling or buying the firearm is willing to break the law , how is another law going to change anything?

But then again, I never accused liberals of paying any attention to "logic".

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

An interesting look at things from Birds Before the Storm about the aftermath for one household of the G20 protests.

Why the hell any country would want such a group to convene within its borders is beyond me. It draws anarchists like flies to ...honey. It seems to cause cops to act like the jackbooted thugs that they are so often accused of being, and leads to destruction of property and lawsuits against the host city.

Why would any city or country want this?

I can understand the hope of economic gain that springs to mind when the chance of an Olympics is held before a city, but this?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Reason TV has an analysis on the argument of Mcdonald vs Chicago....

I will be in the Peoples Republic of Illinois this weekend, at another gun show.

Reports back on Monday.