Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Some people exist today only because the law says that we can't kill them without penalty and they aren't worth the penalty....

CNN:

"The father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by the Westboro Baptist Church says an order to pay the protesters' legal costs in a civil claim is nothing less than a "slap in the face."
"By the court making this decision, they're not only telling me that they're taking their side, but I have to pay them money to do this to more soldiers and their families," said Albert Snyder, whose son, Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, was killed in action in Iraq in 2006."

Via MaRooned I found this info...

Link to donate to help HERE.

I sent $50. You can, if you wish.

If the Phelps family were on fire, I wouldn't unzip to put them out.....While I am all for free speech, this is insane. The courts have rulesd that there ARE limits to free speech, and this is a case where I think that we need one.

Or then again, just let someone open up on their ass without consequencees. 


I am sure that there would be no lack of volunteers.

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

HEH

"Uhm, piss off, wankers. If you want to sign your life and liberty over to your Benevolent Government, more power to you, but the second you start forcing folks to follow your lead, whether they want to or not, you start to greatly annoy people like me, and given that I tend to be at the “reasonable” side of the “people like me” spectrum, annoying us is probably not a good idea."

RTWT

Betcha that we don't see a budget cut.....

To correspond to the service cuts the US Postal Service has proposed.

Since they are cutting 1/6 of their service, can we expect to see 1/6 of the managerial jobs cut as well? How about a salary reduction for the rest of the workers since they will be doing 1/6 less work?

Perhaps 1/6 less benefits or 1/6 less retirement funding? Are they gonna cut the cost of postage by 1/6?

Didn't think so.

Ther was once a time when working for the Postal service, much like other federal civil service jobs, meant low pay, but excellent benefits, and a kick ass retirement after your 20 years was up. Now they get higher pay than an equivalent private employee AND kick ass bennies AND kick ass retirement. If the feds can't make the postal service work, what makes you think that they can make Health Care work?

If I am not gonna get my mail on Saturdays (really not that big of a deal anyway, as most of my mail is junk mail and bills) then I wanna see some savings for my service cut.

Wow...... And from MSNBC

Via ScecondCityCOP comes this gem: And from a liberal bastion like MSNBC!

Seems that the more handguns carried by citizens, the fewer firearms deaths happen.  You gotta get to page 3 to find the statistics, but they are there.

"In the 1980s and ’90s, as the concealed-carry movement gained steam, Americans were killed by others with guns at the rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population. In this decade, the rate has fallen to just over 4.07 per 100,000, a 28 percent drop. The decline follows a fivefold increase in the number of “shall-issue” and unrestricted concealed-carry states from 1986 to 2006.
The highest gun homicide rate is in Washington, D.C., which has had the nation’s strictest gun-control laws for years and bans concealed carry: 20.50 deaths per 100,000 population, five times the general rate. The lowest rate, 1.12, is in Utah, which has such a liberal concealed weapons policy that most American adults can get a permit to carry a gun in Utah without even visiting the state.
The decline in gun homicides also comes as U.S. firearm sales are skyrocketing, according to federal background checks that are required for most gun sales. After holding stable at 8.5 to 9 million checks from 1999 to 2005, the FBI reported a surge to 10 million in 2006, 11 million in 2007, nearly 13 million in 2008 and more than 14 million last year, a 55 percent increase in just four years"

Note the highest deaths per 100K are in areas with the most restrictive handgun bans. (All law abiding citizens are therefore prey to those who are less than law abiding in those areas).

While correlation is not causation, there does seem to be an emerging pattern. 

But you knew that already, didn't you? 

Perhaps there are a few real, honest journalists at MSNBC. I must say that I am surprised.


Monday, March 29, 2010

You might not be reading this tomorrow....

Seems the Large Hadron Collider is gonna do the thing that they were supposed to do before they had those breakdowns.....Supposedly gonna cause some kind of quantum black hole issues which could spell (OMG!OMG!) the end of the world as we know it or something like that..

The good news is that this will solve the Deficit Spending issue for the US, and at least we won't have to deal with the issue of Socialized Medicine anymore...

Timeline here...Note that all times are CEST (Central European Summer Time) which is 6 hours ahead of us EST.

So if you are reading this on Tuesday, then...........Never mind.

Tinfoil hat time....

Why would our government do this?

Every other country does this just before devaluing its currency.

Or so history tells us.

Scary, ain't it?

Best use those FRNs to buy precious metals (silver, gold, copper, lead, and brass...) while they are worth something...

If you fear this, which I am not sure if we should.

But then again, except for gold, I am fairly well stocked.

But it IS something to think about. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010

An excellent! weekend

Taught a firearms class this Saturday (6 new safe (I hope) shooters), then spent Sunday morning at the range as well, this time for me.

200 rounds of .45 ACP through my 1911 Para, and 50 though my 3" carry gun.

Plus .22 in large quantity though my Buckmark.

Not  a bad way to do a weekend.

(As far as anyone can prove, all of the targets were volunteers)

How Obama's system really works

As "splained by Penn and Teller.



Not much else to say after that, is there?

Know where this comes from?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."


To all those who say that a civil war would be wrong....Think about what our founding fathers thought. Are we men such as they? or are we sheep? 
If you don't know where this quote came from, then you deserve the government that they are trying to give to you. 

The time may come (and perhaps sooner than we would like) when such action is necessary. 
Decide where you will stand. there, or here, or on the sidelines. 

Other view HERE.

Earth Hour

So, Saturday,  people all over the world had an opportunity to feel good about themselves if they chose to participate in Earth Hour. For one hour some cities and individuals turned off some of their lights.

Big Fucking Deal.

It's not like this is anything more than symbolic. Wanna do something for the environment? You can. But you have to change your lifestyle, and not for one hour. It matters little if you believe in AGW or not, if you change your lifestyle, you can save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Turn off lights, use higher efficiency lighting, turn down your thermostat in winter and up in summer (programmable thermostats can be  had for as little as $20)

The thing is, you have to be MORE than just symbolic, or you are fooling yourselves. One hour out of 8766 (hours per year)  of reduced energy consumption is a nice gesture, but really it is meaningless.

Wanna do something that matters? Turn off every other (or even 2 out of three) streetlights in your town. Turn your thermostat up by 4 degrees on the summer and down by 4 degrees in winter. There are other things you can do...

Never happen. Most people will not sacrifice their feeling of security or their comfort.

So we are stuck with symbolic bullshit like "Earth Hour".

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One might think to invest in brick manufactories

and perhaps plate glass companies....

As a hypothetical exercise only, of course.....


'cause if everyone threw a brick through a window of the traitors who voted against the will of the people, then perhaps the message might become a bit clearer to those folks....

Are you willing to go to jail for this sort of civil disobedience? I am beginning to think that I might be. It could be that since passive protest did not seem to work, that property damage without personal violence might......(I would, of course, only break the portion of the window that my tax dollars paid for, the other part of the windows I will leave alone).

It is a better alternative to real violence, or true armed revolution. And it would, of course, be a lesson to those who we elect to represent us when we vote the incumbent traitors out on November.

I'm just sayin'.

Perhaps the time will come when each of us must make a decision as to whether the country is a capitalist country, or a socialist diktatorship.

We all know where the folks that voted for the Health Care debacle stand.

Where do you?

ETA: RobertaX thinks I am WRONG. I see it as an intermediate step to "voting from the rooftops".

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

on a different note:

all I can say is "HEH"

Found at my local Barnes and Noble....

Too little, too late. But a sign, nontheless.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blogmeet fun





If you missed it, you lost.

No better way to spend an afternoon than good people, good conversation, good food, and good drink.

I highly recommend that you try to attend the next one if you can....

Roberta (the semi-unofficial Indy blogmeet social secretary) has the details at her site. Worth watching for and planning to attend if you can.

Your loss if you cannot.




The dragon awakes

A lady who has worked for me for 12 years, never ever caring to discuss politics or to even comment on any legislative subject, today asked me how to get in touch with her senators and congressmen, as she is finally aware that inaction leads to being led to slaughter.....all over the health care debacle....

"WTH do they think they are doing here? I never thought they'd really pass this. How can they?"

Alas, too little and too late....But she has been awakened and is angry....and now she will do something rather than doing nothing. Look for her and her sisters at the Tax Day Tea Parties, and other protests....expect her and others like her to volunteer for any candidate opposing the incumbents (at least hose who voted "yes" in the house and senate)....and until now, these same folks would have not done anything.

But no more. They are awake, and they are angry.

Random thought:

It is a good thing for our sentors and congressmen that most (if not all) states have outlawed dueling.

Else their seconds would be busy the next few days.

I'm just sayin'.

That is all.

Health care...semi-random thoughts..

Let us hope that this new legilation is not the beginning of the end, but rather the end of the beginning.

While none of us are likely happy that this legislation has passed, the fact is that it is no surprise. Had it failed this time, they would have kept trying...

But this shall no doubt mark the day where many people decided to remove their representative or congressperson....via the ballot box, I hope.

We shall see how this runs out in the end.

Let us hope that this does not bog the legislative branch down in order that they can do something to help the economy  now that they have their bill.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Had a great time at the blogmeet

Spent the day in Indy....First buying ammo and a few other things at the Indy 1500 fleamarket gunshow, and then topping an already great day by going to the blogmeet.

Good food, good conversation, and good beer, all in good company.

maybe pics later.

How to win:

Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev:

“We will take America without firing a shot…….We will BURY YOU! We can’t expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism. We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

-Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev

(From an address to Western Ambassadors at the Polish embassy in Moscow on November 18, 1956.)


We capitalists play checkers....The socialists play chess.

It took 90 years for the socialists to realize their dream.  


But they got there.....and we, the US citizens, let them.


But god help those who are up for reelection. While my initial reaction is to think about rope, and trees, and such, or to vote from the rooftops, and express my displeasure at the leadership in a more....intimately personal way, I think that we should rather simply fire them by voting for anyone but the incumbent who have voted for this monstrosity, and helped bring about socialism in our capitalist country.


Not as satisfying, but nearly as effective.







Saturday, March 20, 2010

NOpe, we can't....


HT: TB2K

"Window War" begins

They (those that vote for the Health care abomination legislation should TAKE HEED.

See The Window War.

They are lucky that there are only bricks flying and not lead and brass. Or cocktails of the Molotov variety.  (I do, BTW, have an alibi for this incident)

As for myself, I think that rope is a better inducer of fear.

And they SHOULD fear. They should fear returning home. Fear for their lives, the safety of their families, and the integrity of their homes and material goods.


I'm not willing to start that demonstration of my disgust (only because they aren't worth going to prison over), but I would heartily endorse it should it happen.

But, as the man said: "A rrriot is an ugly thing......Und I think that it is time ve had one!"

Just to keep this in the front of your mind...

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. 

  Thomas Jefferson

'nuff said

http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/2010/03/20/#005579

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mr. Obama, Ms. Pelosi, and Mr. Reid:

While I realize that for you, a liberal socialist democrat type of person, the Holy Grail of Socialized Health Care is a very tempting thing. I respect your drive, your commitment, and your effort, even though I disagree with your intended result. And, while you feel that it deserves a great deal of your attention (and has, in fact, precluded nearly everything else for a year), you must to accept the results of the looming vote. Should it be a vote for your wishes, then so be it. But should it be a vote against your wishes, and a vote that reflects the desires of nearly 3/4 of the citizens (and something like 90% of the TAXPAYING citizens) then you need to get on with your job of running the country. The looming health care debacle has done more to damage the economic recovery than anything else that might have hindered it, as most businesses await a more certain future. They dislike not knowing what their future costs might be, and how your misguided legislation might affect their markets and the future economic health of the country.


Forget the fact that you have cheated, lied, used unusual rules outside of their original intent, bribed senators with taxpayer money, misrepresented the costs of your program, and hidden many of the negative things about this program. Forget the fact that this is not only unpopular with conservative folks such as myself, but with many of those who lean a bit farther left than I . Forget the fact that because of this legislation it is entirely possible that you may well lose both houses in the upcoming election, and that your legislation on this matter is contrary to the wishes of a majority of its citizens.

For over a year you have schemed, plotted, arm twisted, and bribed. You have done everything you can to ram this unpopular mess down our throats. Again: I know this is important to you, above all else, in the advancement of socialism liberalism. I respect your determination and persistence. But, please, if you lose (and I hope that you do indeed fail in your endeavor), give up, at least for a while, and spend some time leading this country. We have millions out of work, small businesses such as mine struggling, and a stagnant economy. While not all of this can be laid at your feet, the fact that you have spent nearly all your time doing whatever you can to make your dream of socialism Health Care happen has been to the detriment of this country and its economy and its citizens. You have not spent nearly enough time doing your job, the job that your constituents elected you to do, to lead us to a stable future, with a working, growing economy. By not making the vote on socialism Health Care happen quickly, you have created economic stagnation, further damaging our economy

So please, for the good of the country and the good of the citizens that live within it's borders, take the vote, accept it, and move on. Begin LEADING this country. Do something else besides campaign, bribe and twist the arms of our senators and congresspersons to make your socialist dream happen. Begin focusing on the things that really matter, like jobs, and stability, and economic progress. Either win this, or let it drop. Do not stretch this any farther than you already have. Do not delay the up or down vote any longer in order to give yourself more time to twist arms, find creative ways to cheat, or find more money to with which to bribe your fellows....Pick a day and vote the damned thing either up or down.  And abide by that decision.

Again: if you win, then act quickly. If you do not, then announce that there will be no further legislation on health care for at least 2 years, in order that our country can recover from this debacle, and begin regrowing the economy and you and your peers can begin rebuilding your reputations with your constituents, and we as citizens can begin to recover from your folly. To do anything else is to the detriment of the citizens of this once great nation.

If you truly love your country and wish to serve the best interests of its citizens, then do as I suggested. Anything else is not in the interests of those who elected you to be their representatives. Failure to do so is a refutation of your oath. And a disservice to those you claim to serve.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thought for the week...

The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.

Straight talk

So true.

Go to Big Dicks Place and see.

The incredible part is that is is on ABC News.

More on the economics of socialism

Health care wise, that is

Go HERE to find out more. Follow the links.

Worth a read, unless you are easily frightened or already have trouble sleeping at night.....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just a thought for the day.

It has occurred to me that Mr. Obama has indeed done what he promised during his campaign. He has indeed brought us together....Against his policies.

But hey, it's something, right?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The truth about the ObamaCare struggle:

Hot Air has the money quote about Socialized Medicine ObamaCare.


"Kick open that door, and there will be other legislation to follow,” she said. “We’ll take the country in a new direction"

I tole ya so. The thin end of the socialist wedge. Not that they haven't already been pushing socialism, but this is the big one that opens the crack wide enough to begin remaking the country into the socialist paradise that they want it to be.

Of course, if they do that, then they will destroy the very engine that makes for all the opportunity and wealth that they wish to tap.

You wanna see the bill? Here it is.

America Rising

Go here:

Enough is enough.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Re: end runs around the constitution and other crimes by the legislative branch

Just something to think about. Draw your own conclusions. Make your own decisions. Decide where your "line in the sand" exists, and what you will do when/if it is crossed. Thil about this:

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say goodbye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling in terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand. The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst; the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!”
–Alexander Solzhenitsyn

If yu don't know who he is, use Google. Learn.

If you do, then think.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Conspiracy:

So the Socialists Democrat majority in the house is trying yet another end run around the rule of law in order to get their Holy Grail Health Care Reform passed.  Ok, I can understand this. It is imporant to them and their ideology. I get that. It is the only way they can promote Socialism equality in this country.They have chosen to work on this to the detriment of the country, ignoring our economic crisis, and the fact that their pending (but failing) legislation is even now stalling an economic recovery. They simply don't seem to care about the consequences to the country of this vaporware bill.

But in proposing to ignore the Constitution and the Senate and House rules, they are, in effect, conspiring to break the rule of law, and conspiring to break the oath that they swore when they were elected and sworn in as congressmen and representatives:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God"

Can we, therfore, arrest them for conspiracy to break their oath and for conspiring to violate the Constitution? Were I to conspire with you to rob a bank or overthrow the government, and we were found out, we could be charged with a crime, even if we never acted upon such discussions. What about the Senators, Representatives, and President who are indeed conspiring to violate the Constitutional laws by which our Congress works?

(Of course, there is the chance that the Citizens of the US will, if there is no other action, take matters into their own hands. )

Seriously though....Why can these folks in the ruling class legislative branch be charged with such a conspiracy. It is reported by many news agencies and in their own words.

(I, personally, think we should charge them with treason....YMMV)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Choices men must make.....

Stolen from yimyayo.com

Immovable force

Laying in front of a bulldozer is a bad idea.

Darwin at work. Enough said.

Like throwing rocks at a man with a gun, this can get you killed. It did.

And that is all the answer her parents should need.

HT: Say Uncle

Something to think about:

"People and governments who care about the poor will make them uncomfortable in their poverty. Countries who spend the most on their poor have the most poor to spend money on."

- Benjamin Franklin.

 
 
Think about it.

what a waste of money

The census folks sent me a letter telling me that I should expect a census form soon. Unless you have been living under a rock, you should already be aware of this.

If the address is wrong, I will recieve neither letter nor census form. If it is correct then I will recieve both, so the first one is surpurflous, and a waste of money. (At 105,000,000 households at $0.50 for the letter, envelope, printing and postage, which even assuming great volume discounts and all is a fairly conservative estimate, puts us at $52.000.000 (likely three times that!) for the useless letter). FIFTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS!

But hey, it no doubt helped keep the unemployment numbers low for Barry.....

I intend to follow the Constitution when it comes to the census. I will accurately fill out the number of adults and children portion, and keep the rest private.

My race, my income, etc., are not a part of the census as mandated in the constitution. And they matter not when it comes to the allocation of government funds, nor congressional districts, or anything else that the goverment should be doing.

YMMV

Sunday, March 7, 2010

even the Swiss have their limits

Seems that  even the Swiss have a limit to how far they will allow liberalism to go.

And here I thought that they were just a bunch of liberals who made their living off of (somewhat) legal banking and chocolate and skiing.

Now it seems that they have a modicum of sense.

Hmmmm?

Bureaucrats

I just finished reading "In Harm's Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors". by Doug Stanton.


It made me angry. Very angry. It seems that the Bureaucracy of the US Navy is what killed so many sailors, by leaving them adrift for so long. The men of the USS Indianapolis thought that they were a part of a fighting force that would help them, and look for and rescue them. They thought that they were a part of a corps that would look out for them and take care of them, and care. There were so many chances for someone to notice AND THEY WERE EVEN ALERTED BY A MAYDAY RADIO MESSAGE. But no one really cared enough to check it out, or to bother to notice that they were overdue and bother to find out why. So men floated in the water for 4 DAYS and many went mad from exposure, or dehydration, and many were EATEN by sharks.

All because some folks who should have cared became too comfortable in their jobs and forgot that there was a war happening and that their jobs were to keep track of ships so that if they failed to arrive the search and rescue folks could begin looking for the crew. But nope, they couldn't be bothered by such minutiae. And because of that nearly 500 men, who had survived the sinking, died. All because some bureaucrats failed to bother to do their job, even in wartime.

What makes any of us think that in a world increasingly dominated by computers, that these same bureaucrat types will not see us as even less important when it comes to our health care? It was easy for those folks to think of the ships and their crews as just objects. It's easy enough for the folks who work for our insurance companies to think that way today. But if they get bad enough, they eventually get fired. Not so with a government employee. A civil service worker essentially has to come in drunk with a naked boy on his lap, with a dead hooker in the trunk just to be suspended. It's not like there is any incentive to be compassionate, or productive, or in any way human in a civil service job (if you think otherwise, try to pay your taxes at a state office, or get your  drivers license renewed).

It would seem that bureaucrats have been around forever, and that they are just as incompetent today as they were then, if not more so.

How many will today's bureaucrats kill? When they are in a government job where their performance doesn't decide the fate of people , but they merely soak up time and resources, that is one thing. When they are in a job where their lack of performance can cause death, or injury, or the delays that they cause can result in worsening medical conditions, then it begins to matter.

Like the Indianapolis, our citizens deserve better.

What is to keep the system from failing us, as it did so long ago to the Indianapolis?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

More Chilean earthquake news and commentary

Via Ferfal. While he may be biased (and he IS promoting his book), he does have some interesting thingson his Blog.

Go HERE

Then HERE and HERE
Money quote:  "It also depends a lot on how lucky you are. Its easy to say this or that only happened to a few hundred or a few thousand. But when it happens to you its 100%."

MSM story HERE


Think. What happens to YOU if it happens here? Gonna depend on the goobermint?  If Katrina is an example, you're gonna starve before they get to you.

 You gonna go into one of their shelters for food and water? What about your pets/livestock?

What about your posessions? Gonna leave them for others to acquire?

Have a plan. Have preps. Your plans will go to shit moments afterwards, but an imperfect plan (any plan at all) is better than no plan.. You can adapt your plan.....If you have one. And someone with no plan and no preps has no options.

You can, of course, always shut your eyes, click your heels together three times and say "It can't happen to me, It can't happen to me, It can't happen to me",  But in the end without preps, you will have no choice for your self, your family, and your friends. You will have to depend on a dysfunctional government agency to survive. If they get there in time.

Or you can stand up and fend for yourself, and be free.

You decide...... Free citizen? Or Subject? 

Friday, March 5, 2010

So where were all the others?

Seems that every lying bastard "fiscal conservative" senator has been conspicuously absent when it came to supporting Senator Bunning.

Now that man has courage. Balls, if you will. Guts enough to stand up , and say "No!, Not until you explain how to pay for this!" .

But did ANYONE join him?



Bueller?.......Anyone?


[crickets]



Yep. That's what I thought. Left him twisting in the wind, all alone.


Fuck'em all. Not one single Republican had the courage to stand beside him. Not one.


Conservatives, my ass.


Maybe I'll go buy some rope....Just to have it on hand when the time comes.

Someone else bring the tar. And feathers. And pitchforks and torches too.

I already have the tree picked out.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Even his family...

Dislikes Mr. O's latest health care plan.

Read here.

Get mad.

Call yer congressmen and women. Call yer Senators.

Think about getting out the tar, and feathers, and pitchforks, and rope....Scout out convenient trees and lampposts.

And tell 'em yer thinking about it.

But let them know that you will not only not vote for them, but will actively work against their reelection.

Then call 'em again tomorrow....And the next day. And the next.

Read more at Hamilton, Madison, and Jay..(see sidebar)

OUCH

That's gotta leave a mark

How to test bulletproof glass

Here is the NOT recommended way....Circa 1952. Note the complete lack of safety measure.

Aah, the good old days.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just something for thought....

Post Earthquake experiences in Chile...."I had to shoot people"

Now I know, yer thinking...."But that's Chile, this is America".

Now, think New Orleans and Katrina. Still think that way? Chile is, for all intents and purposes, not that different that the US when it comes to it's people. But desperate people do desperate things...

Do you have enough Ammo? I know that I, while well stocked, really don't. Have you practiced using a firearm? If not, then the one you have, without practice and familiarity, is useless. Practice often!

And the other thing you gotta remember is that you gotta sleep sometime. Got plans? Folks you can trust? Preps?

Best to think and prepare now, rather than afterward.

YMMV

ETA: Instapundit posts a link to this article....More food for thought.

Roasted

By the British Parliament.

But you didn't hear about the grilling of the University of East Anglia's Prof. Phil Jones, the head of the Climate Research Unit and the man at ground zero of ClimateGate, did you?  Maybe on the Internet but not via the American MSM....I guess it didn't meet the liberal, America hating ,"destroy progress" agenda that they have. (It most likely makes AlGore cry or something)

You should ask yourself why there has been nearly no coverage here is the US. Perhaps Barry O needs the Cap and Trade money to pay for his Socialized Healthcare scheme or something....

Go to the link, follow the links therein. Worth the read.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Yeah, this'll help get those Dems re-elected...

A NEW Scary Black Gun Assault Weapons Ban ! Yeah, That'll help. 

IF they even try, I can see a GOP landslide come this election season.

Once, a man wiser than me suggested to me that when I found myself in a hole, I should stop digging. A good lesson then.

Apparently Mr. Obama and the DNC haven't learned that part yet.

Truth, for once....

And via NPR, at that:

This article on an NPR series of cost of health care.....

Wow. I guess that they CAN be objective.

And all this time I had quit litening to them because of their (very large) liberal bias.

It's like the National Enquirer dong real journalism.....

I may have to listen to them on the morning commute now.