Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Thanks for being my Mom, and putting up with me all these years.

I love ya.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm not gonna make a joke....

I'm not, I'm not, I'm not...

But the thought of submarines filled with women could lead one down that path....

Seriously, though, WTF? Why the push to force the Navy to accept women everwhere?

I'm not bashing women, and I am not saying that they can't do the job. But much like the controversy with DADT, there ARE issues with women and men (and, for that matter, homosexuals) being in close proximity to other genders/sexual orientations for extended periods. On shore is one thing, in a ship (less room), another....In a sub (even less room), yet another. Perhaps subs staffed with women only?

The Navy will have to refit the sanitary facilities, and privacy, always an issue among hetero men (and even moreso with ladies), will become an even greater issue.


What gain is there? More combat effectiveness? I doubt it.

Just so some militant feminist(s) can be submariners? Or is it something else?

When will it end?

Yeah, I know, all the old arguments that are rehashed each and every time this comes up, but the fact is that there WILL be issues, there are issues now with women and men on ships as it stands.

And I bet the wives of these men will NOT be happy with this. Which WILL lead to issues and those men may not want to re-up. 'cause if momma ain't happy no one is happy.

But all is good, I suppose, as long as we get a truly feminized integrated force......The PC folks will do anything to get their way, even to the weakening of our military.

ETA: related article HERE

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

so this occurs to me...

Just to be fair, since we have Black History Month this month (highlighting all the special folks who, throughout history who may have been black, or partially so, to be remembered and revered for a 30 day period, their accomplishments highlighted and their less than savory sides hidden) Do the rest of the races get their fair share of the rest of the months?

According to Wikipedia, the percentage of the population which is listed as "black" is 12.4%, or one in eight people. OK, they get the month of February. (which is one in 12 parts of the year more or less). (to be fair, they should get about a month and a half, or 6 weeks...)

Since Hispanics are 15.4% of the population, they should get "Hispanic History Month" which should really be about 7 weeks....

Asians should get about 2 weeks for their period of pride...

Whites, being 75% of the population, should there fore get 8 weeks or so to crow our accomplishments, and promote our "heroes".

We, being the majority, can give a few days to each of the other ethnic groups to give them a chance to show pride in the accomplishments of their race.

Personally, I think the whole dammned thing is racist and stupid, but we have a history of pandering to the insecurities of our minorities, (which is why they cannot seem to rise above the racism that other folks have. (see also the Irish, the Poles, and many others).

So when is White History season? I'll settle for just a quarter, rather than 3/4 of the year.

I can hear the screams already....

Monday, February 22, 2010

I just gotta ask

I mean, I realize that the reason that over 60% of the population of the US doesn't want any part of socialized medicine is because we are too stupid to understand the nuances of the plan(s)put forth by the socialist party DNC drones....and we are also too stupid to understand the explanation (s) given to us by der leader the One Mr. Obama (may he rest in peace)....

But since over 60% of us dislike the idea of DMV like drones making health care decisions Socialized Medicine, then WHY are they pushing this AGAIN?

What is so important about socialized medicine that the leadership is willing to fail AGAIN? Destroying your party and what little power base it has left in an all out push AGAIN to promote Socialized Health Care? Towards what gain?

I realize that the socialists DNC party folks that are movers and shakers in the movement have had health care run by government drones Socialized medicine as a goal for something like 65 years, but still..... Even with a majority in the House and Senate, they still couldn't get it done in the last year. It cost them seats in the Senate, and most likely governorships and other spots in government and will no doubt cost them the majorities in both houses of congress.

They might be able to recover from some of this, and regain their power.... yet they still and again are pushing for some kind of bill that they can call "Socialized Medicine". Why are they willing to go against the will of the people that elected them, when recent events have shown that it can be suicide?

At what cost? What, besides the thin end of the socialist wedge, can they be gaining? Is it just that the edge of the wedge of socialism can lead to ever increasing socialist programs (like we don't have enough now?), Or is it that they have to act before there is even more damage done to their base of power? Can the advancement of Socialism be that important to these people that they would destroy themselves in the attempt to do so?

Any continued action on this will further erode their chances for the next 10-12 years...... Yet forward they march.

There has to be a reason.....What is it?

(sorry, no links. But my numbers are accurate. Go use Google, Yahoo. or Bing and look 'em up yerself.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Just to maqke sure we are all still aware of the rules....

RULE I: ALL GUNS ARE TO BE TREATED AS IF THEY WERE ALWAYS LOADED (self explanatory....If not, see below)


RULE III: KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET (keep yer booger-hook off the bangswitch until you want the thing to go "bang")

RULE IV: BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEHIND IT (try not to shoot anyone else behind your intended target...Like maybe me)

Any questions?

Ask 'em in the comments so everyone else will know how stupid you are....

"I demand my freebies!"

See here.

"cause I am a citizen and I demand more government intervention in my life and handouts from those who are productive citizens".

It's a right you know....

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yer so much safer than 9/10/01

'Cause the incredibly professional and effective folks at the TSA are on the job....

Yeah, right.


If this were a private individual who had done this, they'd be in jail.

But the school corp tried.

Big brother and all that.

One wonders what else they have up their sleeve.

Were I a parent of one of these children, I'd be gathering the pitchforks and torches and rope.

But then again, I have never been accused of being a pacifist.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good reading

Go here. Read the whole thing. (its long, but worth it)

Tell me where she is wrong.

USMC gets better rifle rounds

This article in the Navy times tells us that the US military is finally addressing the issues with the 5.56 mm round that has been in use for so long.

IMHO, these soldiers should have the most lethal round available to them. It's not like they shoot someone without the intent to cause great bodily harm and/or death.

While the merits of different caliber/bullet/rifle combinations have gone on(and will go on)forever, the fact is that the 5.56 round has issues. Some of these are being addressed with the change to the new bullet design.

But there is no substitute for bullet weight and diameter. Speed helps, but only so much.

A heavy, larger caliber bullet turns cover into concealment.

But this new bullet design should help them do what they do best.

Break things and kill people.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An interesting article

On where we might be headed if the Big Ass Government and it's assorted members don't pull their heads out soon.

I'm not so sure that, military might and security aside, if his vision did come about it would be a bad thing.

But then again, I weep for the death of the nation that existed during the time that I grew to adulthood.

I hope he is wrong.

Are you prepared for the chaos if he isn't?

Monday, February 15, 2010

And just 'cause all of the big kids are doing it....

Here's my Earth Destroyer Dodge...It has all of the good things,....Diesel, 4WD, etc.

Mostly stock, except that it has been modified to burn Waste Veggie (makes the Greenies dance for joy) but I also burn caribou fat and whale oil just to make'em scream in agony....I'm looking to find some baby seal skin seatcovers and a walrus tusk ivory shift knob to go with the elephant tusk ivory dash accent kit....


Other links to other trucks Here, Here,Here, and Here...

Bye Bayh

Good news!

We finally are soon to be rid of the cancer that we had representing us!

"centrist Democrat", my ass....

You gotta wonder what the polls showed to make him decide not to run.

As I said in a much earlier post, why do the Democrats make such stupid decisions and vote against the will of the people that they are elected to represent?

But, good riddance.

He'll be missed like a boil on my ass.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Will we get our climate research money back?

World may not be warming. (duh)

“We concluded, with overwhelming statistical significance, that the IPCC’s climate data are contaminated with surface effects from industrialisation and data quality problems. These add up to a large warming bias,” he said.

Now someone show the article to Barry O.

What an embarassment for NASCAR

Seems that the Daytona Track is falling apart, and no one could fix it quickly.

So we hadda wait for 1:45 until they could get the track safe and restart the red-flagged race. I understand that this was for the drivers safety, but for christ's sake, you'd think that they could do better.

The point is that no one bothered to check the track, and that what is arguably the premiere track for NASCAR is falling apart and needs repaving.

You'd think that what with the price of tickets they'd have been able to put a few bucks back for maintenance of the track surface.

You'd think that NASCAR could do better than this.


And in happened again 36 laps later.

Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

A lesson NASCAR could learn.

Yanno: I kinda quit watching NASCAR last year due to the loss of comeptetiveness with the Car Of Tomorrow, and this was, to be honest, their first chance to make a bad impression, and they succeeded.

In Passing:

Seems that i missed this until now.

They guy who is credited with the invention of the frisbee: Walter Fredrick Morrison, has died.

If there is a toy that is less ubiquitous throughout the US and western Europe, I don't know what it is.

Not a hero, not a criminal, just a guy who had a good idea and took the time and effort to develop it.

A perfect American Success story.

Friday, February 12, 2010


A small businessman's open letter to Mr. Obama. And he is, as far as I can tell, fully correct.

Would that I too could sell my business.

But I am stuck with it.

I hope Mr. Obama doesn't bend me over too hard in the next year.

another wheel

comes off the bus

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Anybody but Bayh

anyone, really.

Just vote the asshole out.

Me? If the choice was the north end of a southbound horse and Bayh, I'd vote for the horse.

But luckily, we have alternatives to the horse.

Just something to think about...

When the average "supermarket" has less than 3 days of food on it's shelf in normal times, THIS is what happens when deliveries are temporarily delayed..

And this is why I prep for at least a weak without availability of food/water/fuel/electricity. etc.

When everyone rushes out just before a storm to buy french toast fixins' (milk, butter, bread, eggs) then the stores just run out of food....JIT delivery fails when there are delays due to weather.

How long can you go without a trip to the store? Me? It'll be a while before my roommates and pets need to worry.

Why is it

That the majority of the folks driving on the snowy roads who either:

A. Cannot seem to understand that the snow reduces the coefficient of friction, necessitating a slight decrease in speed in order to remain in full control of the moving vehicle. (generally being found farther down the road either in a ditch or against a tree):


B. Go all wild eyed, panties in a knot, white knuckled grip on the wheel and drive at 7 MPH (when a slight reduction in speed would suffice)and hold up 2.75 miles of cursing other drivers. :

mostly all seem to have "Obama '08" stickers (or "Hope and change" stickers) on their cars?

While it is a small sample, there has been a pattern that I have noticed several times this year.

Liberals. Gah.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Christian tolerance.

Ya gotta ask yerself....WWJD?

Assholes. This is just wrong. And they cry when the Muslims do it to Christian spaces. If it was christians who did this, then they get to meet their maker with this sin on their heads.

Fundamentalist of all religions should be stoned to death once they begin forcing their religion on others, no matter what the means.

Me? I am not Wiccan. But I'd still shoot whoever did this without a qualm.

Let God remove those symbols He finds offensive.

'cause we don't ever need a backup

The US Coast Guard shut down all but 5 of the LORAN-C stations on Monday. Not that they were used much since the constellation of GPS satellites was finally finished, but wouldn't it be nice to have a backup if the GPS system is damaged or fails?

Defunded in it's entirety by Mr Obama in October of '09, in order to save $190 million (yep, just a drop in the bucket compared to his spending so far....).

The fact is, that while it might not be used much, LORAN-C would have provided a backup for long range navigation of air travel and ship navigation, and would have given the US a reliable backup navigation in and around the continental US that was effectively bulletproof, unlike the constellation of GPS satellites, which are easily struck by ASAT weapons.

Obsolete? Sure. Redundant? Yes. But it wouldn't take much money to keep the system operating, and it sure would have made for a nice backup to the GPS system.

Bush considered killing the system, but chose not to, in order that the country would have a redundant system to GPS. Not so Mr. Obama. Expect the rest of the world to follow the lead of the US.

Perhaps his intent is to weaken this country slowly, incrementally.

Then again, "never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence"

It's nice that we now have no real backup for our pilots and ships to use, if and when.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Keep on milking the dead cow......

The Obama administration on Monday proposed a new agency to study and report on the changing climate

Yep, maybe we can get a few more pints from the cow, even if it is dead.

Gotta keep them klimate scientists werkin' doncha know.

I guess it's hard to give up your dreams of control, even when the "science" used as an excuse is proven to be bogus.

This should get interesting:

Seems that the Police Chief in King N.C. has declared a state of emergency due to weather. While this is perhaps no big deal, part of the new rules for the duration of said weather emergency is the banning of the carry of firearms outside of a person's property. No one is allowed to carry on public property (streets, etc).

It would seem to me that this is exactly the time to carry a firearm. (I, of course, do so every day anywhere that I can legally do so (which is generally everywhere)).

Not that I am unsympathetic to the issues and problems that the C.O.P is no doubt encountering, but to be able to, by declaration, invalidate the second amendment is not something to be taken lightly.

One would wonder if the good citizens of King, NC will allow him to get away with this. I certainly wouldn't, but so far my sheriff hasn't tried (I don't think that he is that stupid). Perhaps the laws in NC allow for such, but not in my home state.

Methinks, unless the citizens of King, NC are all sheep, he will be resigning shortly.

Personally, were it legal for me to carry before the "State of Emergency" I would continue to do so during and after. And, while not making a big deal about it while carrying (concealed, I might add) I would expect to be able to exercise my right unimpeded. If not, I would expect to deal with the issues afterwards. I'd not advertise, but neither would I do so surreptitiously

If he gets away with this, then we know 2 things:

1. never visit King NC
2. the citizens of that county are sheep, and there is no hope for them.

As I said: This should be interesting later.


ETA: One thing I thought of after the original post is that if this IS legal.....Then anyone in power can crate an emergency, for any reason.

I am glad that MY state has laws preventing this.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

AGW klimate change....The next big fear:

Betcha that THIS is the next big bugword for those who can't make it in the real world, and need government grant money in order to fund their miserable existence on the sweat of others research handouts.

I just betcha.

It's just different enough to fool 'em, but it will not fail to cause those who believed in AGW to wet their panties (and probably their women too)

I mean, we had the ozone layer, global cooling, global warming, now "climate change.......This has to be one of the nex tones, if not THE next one.

I mean, let's face it, these researchers gotta eat too.

Yew herd it here phirst.

Betcha won't see this on the superbowl

But it IS an excellent ad.

(almost NSFW)

Me? I seldom drink beer, but this makes me want to go out and buy some Bud Light.


Thought for the day:

Never attribute to malevolence that which can be blamed on stupidity or incompetence.


Friday, February 5, 2010

So it would seem

That the European Socialist paradises of Greece, Spain, Italy and possibly others are on the verge of failing. Much like our DNC controlled states (and cities) here in the US, the more socialist states seem to be failing, falling hard and fast into the abyss of fiscal failure.

Now, while the failure has many implications for the EU (and the Euro) what I want to know is if anyone has learned anything from the failures of these socialist societies?
Nah, I didn't think so.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why all muslims will, unfortunately, always be suspect.

And why our current screening methods will never, ever work.

We cannot ever be more than reactive in our current attempt to screen every person attempting air travel, or entering buildings for weapons. Especially with the TSA folks trying to stop them. Our current methods will never stop a determined suicide bomber (at least not one with a level of intelligence greater than that of broccoli).

We react, they will react. It ends up being a game of one-upmanship. And they only have to get it right one time, and people die. And until we realize that, we will always be on the losing side of things. In order to win this game, we must be rationl, and accept that some folks are a greater risk than others. Is it fair? Nope. But it is realistic. Our current methods suck. No matter how much PC we attempt, someone will get their sensibilities hurt, and we had better realize that and learn to deal with it.

Better we use the Israelis methods. They seem to work, and they really don't care if someone gets pissed off.

More Bad Science (not GW this time)

Seems that the "Lancet" has retracted the paper on Vaccinations and the risk of autism.

Not a surprise to anyone that had read it, but it was Bad Science. Much like the "science" used in Glowbal Warmening research, this was a study that used poor methodology to arrive at a predetermined conclusion.

How many kids did not get vaccinated, and subsequently were sterile, or blind or in some other way harmed by preventable childhood diseases, all due to the doubt sown by this paper? How many kids died because of this? Even farther, how many kids or adults are at risk because they weren't vaccinated as children? How many are carriers of these diseases today, and are spreading them, and acting as reservoirs of disease for the next generation?

Why do we trust such journals as "Lancet" and "Nature", and "Scientific American"? Once they were truly peer reviewed scientific journals, where any paper submitted was reviewed based on their merits and the methods used. Now they are populist magazines, with articles that mention popular topics and follow the current popular line of thinking, rather than true science. I grew up reading Scientific American, learning a lot from the articles I read once my father had finished his monthly copy, When I moved out of his house, I got my own subscription. Then, about 10 years ago, when the Glowbal Warmening craze started, and SA published articles (not "papers") on GW and I saw the lack of science, I wrote to them asking where the science was. They never replied, and I canceled my subscription.

I learned the "scientific method" in HIGH SCHOOL, for gods sake. Why cannot the folks at these once prestigious "scientific journals" see beyond the politics and temporary flash of a current fad, and REVIEW articles and papers for scientific validity before publishing them? Can they not follow the scientific method that most of us learned in high school? How can they allow such rubbish to be published? Why do they essentially lie to us and destroy our trust in their prestigious name?

Once a paper is allowed to be published in a journal such as these, the "facts" presented in the paper then become believed, especially by politicians (most of whom have nether the training nor the intellect to understand the conclusion, much less the methodology). Unfortunately, these folks then make policy based upon those "conclusions" and use the "data" to determine how that policy will be implemented.

"Scientists" in general are , due to these journals and scandals, becoming less and less trusted. Who knows what is true and what is fad?

Certainly the Lancet and it's ilk seem not to.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Obligatory groundhog day post

Seems that we will have an additional 6 weeks of global warmening according to the groundhog and his handlers in PA.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Even more BS from the climategate "Experts"

Via Insty:

UN climate panel shamed by bogus rainforest claim

So we are supposed to trust a panel which wants us to make policy on reports from folks who use claims made in "Nature", with no scientific oversight, and no peer review.

Change our way of life based on pseudoscience at a cost of billion$ (if not more).


BBBBut the science is, of course, settled.

Just ask 'em.

But you generally don't hear this via the us MSM, do you?