Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Apparently, I am a radical....

and seemingly, prone to violence. (see comments re: the first link.... and the second section in the 2nd link)

Do you think that there is a point at which an armed uprising is acceptable vis-a-vis the alternatives? Is it ok to take action preemptively?

Is there a point at which you will rise up in revolt? (BTW, don't tell me, I could be a provocateur....But decide for yourself where the line is...best to do so beforehand, so you'll not just be ruled by emotions like anger or fear). But where is your line in the sand? Having to show your papers every time you enter or leave a town....Or whenever a policeman decides he wants to know.....or when taxes get above 60%....or what?

Seriously though, while Roberta and I may disagree, she has a point...Starting the fight may be a tactical mistake. But I think not being willing to start one makes you weaker....

Something to think about.

Call for impeachement

and not by me....

Will this fly? I think not, at least not unless a MAJOR upset in November.....But still, the fact that is has happened is another crack in the wall of the socialist president. A major paper is publishing this rant.....

I personally don't think the charges are valid....but even if they stick, the votes wouldn't be there.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Question:

Mr. Obama, The Socialist Democrats, and the rest of the welfare/Obamacare crowd:
If an able-bodied person is ABSOLVED of the responsibility of providing for the physical needs of themselves and their dependents, by what logic do you arrive at a place where I am BURDENED with the responsibility of providing for the physical needs of said person and their dependents?

Seriously......Explain the logic.


I'm waiting to be enlightened.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Via INSTY, comes the rerun of the REAL STORY of Katrina.

The truths are manyfold. The fact is that the Liberal DNC backed governmnent failed on nearly every level in New Orleans. The fact is that the National Guard, and the Coast Guard, and the rest of the military backed first responders did a wonderful job. The fact is that the union backed locals failed miserably, at least until shored up by the National Guard. The fact is that the DNC backed mayor had less ability than Democratness (and blackness), and couldn't govern OR LEAD the people who elected him....Same story for the governor, who failed her state miserably.

The fact is that the story as represented by the media was at best poorly and incompetently reported, and at worst a well executed and well planned LIE to the American people for political purposes.

The fact is that the first reponders did a wonderful job, and that FEMA, which is not supposed to be a first responder, was castigated for not being there early enough, and for not doing enough. But the fact is that all of the story of Katrina was a lie.

Let us not forget, the non DNC run states, like Mississippi, recovered faster, even though they had more damage, did a better job of taking care of their citizens, and didn't have a significant percentage of their populations who couldn't take care of themselves or plan more than 4 hours in advance.

As they say, READ THE WHOLE THING.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

yesterday

without much fanfare.....We marked the anniversary of the passing of a senator....

Who noticed?

The late, unlamented, Teddy.

How much damage did he do the US in his years in the senate?

I, for one, am glad he is gone. As forgotten as Ms Kopechne, I hope that he will meet her in the afterlife, and have to face her.

 ETA:
In another blog, in comments, someone pointed out that Teddy has, for the first time, made "one year sober".  

Thoughts



"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."


Winston Churchil.

It's Bush's fault

or is it?

"Obama’s stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War … 15% more."
Read...think...

The Obama apology tour: part duex

See here for details.

More attacks on the US by our Socialist in Chief...He who hate the United States, and the structure which was so repressive that we elected him....

So he whines about us, our history (well rewritten), then apologizes to the UN for all that we are....

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

They'll stop at nothing to pay for their schemes...

Seems that several prominent Democrats have suggested a "Transaction Tax".

hey, it's only 1%!

One percent more of your hard earned paycheck. One percent of your retirement EVERY TIME you move money from one mutual fund to another.....One percent every time you pay a home loan payment, or a credit card payment.....one percent every time you buy a car, or make a car payment. 

On top of the rest of the crushing taxes we already pay.....and the more crushing taxes that take place on Jan. 1, 2011 to begin to pay the Obamacare bill forward....

The real way to a "Debt free America" doesn't include increased spending, and increased taxes, but rather the opposite....Unless you area a socialist democrat....

Expect to see this at the next lame duck session of congress. At that point, they will have NOTHING TO LOSE.

They keep trying....

They used the IRS to nail Capone when they couldn't prove he'd done anything wrong....

(and that was in Chicago....)

Now, they will attempt to disarm us...not by taking our rifles, pistols, and shotguns, but by making the ammo we shoot illegal!  (interesting coincidence that the politician to whom the EPA reports is (or at least once was) a CHICAGO politician.....mmmmm?)


The one thing you gotta admit about the left in general, and the anti-gunners in particular: they keep trying until they get their way.....if we let them. 

(HT to a bunch of folks)

Irony

I went into my supplies box (in the truck toolbox) today, and found that the Loctite thread locker bottle cap had come unscrewed....


What a mess. everything in the bottom of the supplies box was firmly attached to the bottom of the box.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Watch this.

Go here.

watch it.

think your own thoughts. I am overwhelmed.

after this, I got nothin' to say.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shows what's what

THIS article shows that:
The deficit is NOT the fault of the war against terrorism, nor is it the fault of the republicans..
and it shows the timeline upon which it happened.

.....And it breaks down the issues, and puts into perspective the reality of how much the war cost vs the current spending and the "stimulus packages".



READ IT. Worth the time. The graph is worth it all by itself....





H/T--Insty.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Words to live by.....

A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will (generally) prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.


I'm just sayin'.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Big, hairy, coconut sized, stainless steel

Balls. One wonders how he walked with testicles that big.....

Hat's of to ye, laddie. Ya had guts.

Would that I had half of the amount of testicular fortitude.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mistakes

Even the news media in the UK knows how badly The O is screwing up.

And if they can see it, why can't the news media in the US see it.....Or, for that matter, why can't HE see it?

The rest of us can, the foriegn media can. Why can't the socialists liberals see it?

and now for something completely different....

Nuclear bacon!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thought for the day






Where you go with this is entirely up to you.....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Glowbal warmening bullshit

AlGore must be crying right now...

Seems that NOAA knew that the data from the satellites.....the data the "proved" global warming, was bogus, and has been for YEARS. 

Garbage in, garbage out.

But the crime is that the scientists and administration at NOAA KNEW that the data was bogus: full of errors, and yet they failed to mention that small fact to anyone.

But these folks, in government service.....no doubt will keep their jobs. Were this a private corporation, not only would the corporation be sued (and rightly so) for providing erroneous data (at a cost of MILLIONS of dollars), but everyone who was a part of the data collection would be fired.
 
How many BILLIONS of dollars have been spent to mitigate the effects of the non existent issue of global warming? How many taxpayer dollars have been spent (actually, wasted) working with this erroneous data?

Were I in charge, those same scientists, technicians, and especially administrators, would be forced to pay back every dollar that was spent for all those years for which erroneous data was provided. Salaries, operating costs, and any other expenses. Somehow, I doubt that this will be the case.

My bet is that few of them will even be forced to resign. I'd like to stand them up against a wall. But then again, I have been told that I lack tolerance....

Follow the money

We have the best politicians money can buy.

Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

Me, I think it might be just a coincidence. But it IS New York. If this were Chicago, there would be no question.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Today

33 years ago, Elvis died.....Most folks think he was a drug addict. He was. But truly, he did it as acommunity service...


"He knew every pill he'd eat, was one less on the street.....

Elvis took 'em all for you and me...."

(full lyrics HERE)

Equal protection under the law...

Seems that the Greek Orthodox Church (Saint Nicks) that was destroyed in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks has yet to begin rebuilding due to red tape.....Apparently, not so with the Mosque of Dominance Cordoba house....

One might think that the existing church might have gotten  a bit of help from the government that has fallen all over itself to kiss the ass of expedite the permitting process of the above named Mosque....but apparently they did not rustle the correct palms or something....

So where is the equal protection? Or are some (excuse me) pigs more equal than others?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Papers, please

Shades of the state of Germany during WWII?

Papier, Bitte.   Read the article...If this does not disturb you, anger you,  then you are a fool. It frightens me as well as angers me. 


 Would you allow yourself to be stopped and to surrender your ID when ordered? I think I might just refuse and see if they would be willing to arrest me for refusing. As far as I know, Indiana law says you must identify yourself when asked, not produce ID on demand. Nor can you be patted down and searched (with the "Terry" exemption to that, I.E if the officer has reason to believe that he might be in danger) without probable cause.  What is the law when a police officer gives you an unlawful order?

Betcha I stay out of LaPorte Indiana... And avoid the county....and it is not outside of my normal AO. But now, as far as I am concerned, It is off limits.

The Mayor of LaPorte will get a letter soon as to why I will not shop in, or go to restaurants in, LaPorte. As will the Chamber of Commerce, and also one for the Mayor of Michigan City, where I do shop and eat often (also in the county). 

Yah, I know, If I have nothing to hide, then what am I worried about??? Think about what you are saying.

Soon, it will be more, for less reasons.Precedent setting and all that.

You know, doncha, that this is just an extension of the DUI checkpoints? Soon they will adapt things so that they can just enter your house on a pretext.....Hey, they already can stop you on public roads, and sidewalks....With no reason. Why not extend the line to its logical conclusion? Yeah, I am paranoid, and yeah, maybe I need a tinfoil hat.  But who would have thought this could happen in the USA?

To all of you who voted for "hope" and "change"...

How's that working out for you???

You Hope you will still have a job tomorrow...

You Hope that the economy will pick up...

You Hope you can keep your house....or sell it for what you have let in financing..

You Hope you can find a job soon....

You Hope that Obamas plans will (somehow) magically restart the declining economy...

You Hope that somehow, someday soon, The One will start acting like a leader...

Now, all you can hope for is that "Change" will come in November of 2010 and 2012.....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Levelers:

Some folks are levelers....They would, rather than give those who are lower on the economic scale (usually due to choices they might make, but that is another discussion for another time....) an opportunity to raise themselves up, instead work to pull those who are more successful, (either directly, through hard work or through having selected their parents carefully) down to a lower level.....all in the name of "fairness". Rather than fill in the low spots in the road, they would instead shave off the high points....

If this means that they disincentivise success, thrift, and productivity, and reward sloth, foolish economic decisions and waste, they seem to be OK with that......Reward "living in the moment" by taking from those who plan ahead...all in the name of "equality" and egalitarianism.

These folks are (either admitted or still closeted) socialists.

Winston Churchill may have made the best statement about socialism:

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance,
  and the gospel of envy,
  its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."


See also: Obamacare.

ETA:
MArooned has an interesing point about socialized medecine at the bottom of THIS post.

Another example of what government does well

If we have oversight like this.....Then what will they do with healthcare?


$1 BILLION in coins, that no one wants, and no one accepts....But the mint is still producing them! We already have a 10 year supply, and have spent nearly 100 million to convince people to use them.....and they have been rejected by those troublesome citizens who won't do what we are told....

Wonder what it costs to store and inventory those coins?

The one advantage is that as long as they remain out of circulation, this offsets some of the money that Bush and Obama created out of thin air as part of the Tarp and Stimulus packages...so it does (in a small way) help with the inflation issue)


The sad part is that you didn't see this on the US MSM, but it can be found at the BBC..

Saturday, August 7, 2010

read the last line of this

But put your drink down and swallow before READING.

HT/Bigdicksplace

Why I hope Portland drops off the map

Because it's citizens allow THIS to happen.

While I understand the reasoning, the inspectors need their asses kicked, and they should fear for their jobs.  And should fear the wrath of the citizens they (supposedly) serve.

Make no mistake, this can happen anywhere in this country.....Any larger town (most small town citizens would see to it that he/she got fired). Bureaucrats gone wild,  No supervisors reigning them in.

It is all because they do not fear (or respect) the citizens they are supposed to serve.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hiroshima

Today marks the day on which the United States killed many thousands of innocent Japanese.....

Or so you might hear from some folks who weren't there, in that time, nor who fully understand the facts of war.

Today does indeed mark the day on which the United States dropped a first of it's kind weapon on a Japanese city and began the end of a war. Today does mark the day in which many Japanese people in Hiroshima died. This was, indeed, a tragedy. Many more died in the (conventional) bombings in Tokyo, and Dresden, and Hamburg.  But this also was the culmination of a clash of cultures. The Japanese were, by our standards, barbarians, and by theirs, so were we. Historians argue that the Japanese were forced into war, and this may have some validity. But ultimately, the Japanese attacked the US, and ultimately, they were defeated. Their culture today bears little resemblance to that of pre-WWII. This is largely due to the changes the US (and it's allies) forced upon the losers of the war. Total surrender was what made this happen. But Hiroshima was not a non-military city. It had many strategic targets, and it's citizens were a significant part of the machine which made war materiel for the soldiers and sailors of the Japanese Amy and Navy.

Today marks the day when the weapon created by thousands of men and women, the most highly educated people in the world, ended a war. This weapon was created not only by the brains of those scientists, but also by the industrial might of a nation. Without that industrial might, "The Bomb" would not have been possible, and (estimates vary) up to a million US servicemen would likely have died invading the Japanese Home Islands.

Is this a day to rejoice? If you are the descendant of one of those men who would have been a part of the invasion force, then yes, I suppose it is. But for all of us, it should be a day of remembrance of the horrors of war, and a day of prayer for those who lost their lives, on that day and every other day of the war.

This day, 65 years ago, ushered in the "atomic age" with its attendant fears from that point forward of "The BOMB" for people around the world. People grew up learning to fear atomic annihilation,  learned "Duck and Cover" and expected to spend weeks or months surviving in fallout shelters. Children of today apparently have no idea what the fears of the day were.

But this day was the beginning of the end of a war, 65 years ago.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

And the people of NY are letting this happen....

Sharia law soon in NY?

Seriously. Via Stormbinger, THIS .

Conquest, if we let them.

I am all for the expression of religious freedom, but there is a point at which it becomes something else. I believe that the point of no return is approaching.....The point at which something must be done to reign in and to stop appeasing.

If the push continues, the backlash (if the citizens of the US can muster the testicular fortitude to stand up) will become terrible for the moderates.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mosque protest

While I am of two minds on the broughhaha over the siting of Mosque near the WTC site, I have a suggestion to make for those folks who are most affected.


If the people of New York really want to protest the building of a Mosque near the WTC site, they have to do something that will really really make an impact. Mass protests will not. Violence will not do enough of the job (and, to be honest, would be quite wrong).

A good idea for them is to have a list of those firms which bid on, and accept the various construction jobs in the building of the Mosque....Publish that list. Any carpentry firm which chooses to work on the Mosque should face penalties. They should be protested, and any other potential building project should exclude them from the list of potential bidders. Same goes for any ironwork, masonry work, electrical work, telephone/communication work, painters, drywallers, plumbers, etc. In fact, the trade unions should strongly suggest (with all that that implies in New York!) to their members that they should refuse to work in the place. Any firm which chooses to employ them after they begin work on the Mosque should be protested as well. Drive those who would aid and abet this insult out of business. If they cannot get, or find it difficult to find, anyone licensed to do the work, then this will make the project untenable. But this means that those who choose to do the work must fear the consequences of choosing to do so, and must fear the repercussions....

This too is constitutionally acceptable. And if the people of New York really care enough, they can make this happen. No violence, no mass protest, nothing but dissuading those who woukld do the work to renovate/construct the Mosque. Even if there were enough firms which would take the chance, if enough union members would refuse to work on it, it would keep the Mosque from being built. All it takes is the courage to take a stand.
There are those who have said that the will of the people should be followed. I disagree. Currently the Mosque is legal, and therefore it should be allowed to be built AS FAR AS ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY IS CONCERNED. The prevention of the mosque from being built by any government agency opens the path to a very slippery slope. We are, after all, a nation of laws....and those laws should be followed, even when such a project as this is unpopular. But this does not mean that a project in such bad taste, nor as insulting to those folks living in the area should not have it's roadblocks.

If this solution were followed, no firm would DARE to bid on any part of the project, and no workers (union or not) would dare to work at the site......Therfore, no builing or renovation would take place

Monday, August 2, 2010

Balls

Breda has the right of it. (

a worthwhile cause

Yo Yo's for soldiers.

Read it. I am not insane. (ok, maybe I am...., but this article is not indicative of my mental state).

Real hope...

For all the Change.

Constitutionality of ObamaCare gets it's day in court....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Real community organizing...

can be found HERE

Patton reincarnated

By Stormbringer.

Were I you, I'd read it.

Hey! Barry and his people like crack

Crack Cocaine, that is...

Seems that Crack, which has destroyed poorer neighborhoods ....a disproportionately higher number of black
neighborhoods.....and a higher number of black citizens are arrested for possession than any other race.....

So what is the solution? Reduce the penalty for possession of crack....

Yeah, that'll help/ It'll keep fewer black folks (and, lets face it, fewer of everyone) from being tossed in prison....But IT WON"T HELP THE DRUG PROBLEM.

Gotta keep the racial balance and all that....Fools.

Stalled.....

Until, of course, after the elections.

Make no mistake, the left, and Holder are playing for keeps. The justice department (not capitalized for a reason) wants to keep this until things are settled after the election. Having the law held in abeyance will help them in the polls. And they know they need all the help they can get.

Dirty pool, but legal. And the court says that "the only effect of the district court's injunction in this case is to preserve a status quo that has existed for a long period of time."....IN other words...We like it they way it is, and we don't see an immediate need to change things.

What happens to the governor, and her LEOs if she decides to tell the court to go piss up a rope and begins following the law as it is enacted? Would the feds really be willing to push the issue enough to arrest her? It would bring the issue to a boil even faster....Wonder if she has the guts?