Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Careful who you piss off

Whistleblowing can be harmful to your health...

Lots of questions here....But dead at 43? and the death is "not being investigated as a homicide".

Sometimes, it would appear, that coincidences just happen. This could be one of those times.

And pigs could fly out of my ass.

One has to wonder how much she cost the banks?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bawny Fwank

Is quitting government.

Rumor has it he will take up a retirement career as a full time amateur Recreational Proctologist.

Global warming truth

It has just about destroyed Britain. They couldn't do it via socialism, but they are succeeding via The Cult of Global Warming.

See here for details.

If Mr. Obama get re-elected, expect him to advance the same agenda here.

Related stuff HERE.
And HERE

Sunday, November 27, 2011

You really should probably call your senator

and tell him not just "no"

BUT "ABSOLUTELY FUCKING HELL NO" 

Seriously. GO HERE. Read. Follow the links (they are legit, I already followed 'em). But go see for yourself. Don't believe me. Seriously. Take the time to research this. It is important.


The "National Defense Bill" Bill number S. 1867. Take the time to learn about it.

Please  understand that the Udall amendment is a nice try, but really won't do it. Better to start over with a bill that leaves no doors open for misuse.

Then call your senators. Tell em "no". (If you aren't sure who your senator is, or how to contact them, I have a handy link at the top of my sidebar, or you can just go HERE to find out.)


And then clean yer heater. Practice with it too. 'Cause if this passes, someday yer likely gonna need it. 

Better to die on your feet than live on your knees.  

And if this passes, then they have the power to make you choose. 


Which way will you choose?

I know which way I will.  

HT Broken Patriot
 

(BP loads slowly but is worth it for the good info to be found there. I just wish that they'd fix whatever causes the slow load...likely an advertiser)

DB Cooper

lives....

4 decades ago he jumped out of the back of a 727 with $200,000.

and disappeared.

no one knows, for sure, what happened after that.

His caper has completely stumped the FBI, to this day (not that they had their "A" team on the case, it appears (The behavior of the feebles is much like my experience with them, fumbling at best) and there are may issues with their investigation.

Some of his money was found years later. But no one knows if it was buried or washed downstream...and if so, from where. There is a lot of empty (and desolate)spaces in that area, and so far, no one has found any more money....or him. If they did, then they haven't spent it either.... as no other bills with the serial numbers from the money given to Cooper have ever been used, as far as anyone knows.

The fact remains that no one knows for sure, and no one has ever been caught.  

(I meant to post this on the 24th, but got caught up in the festivities and forgot) 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coincidence?

I just finished reading  "John M. Browning, American Gunmaker" today.

No big deal, except that, as Tam points out, today is the anniversary of his death.

I gotta tell you, if the history is right, and I have no reason to believe it is not, the man was a genius. 

No one else has so many designs to his name. Winchester bought every design they could of his rifles (until they foolishly pissed him off) JUST TO KEEP THEM OUT OF THE HANDS OF COMPETITORS, even if they never produced them.

And he accomplished this feat in a tiny shop, using basic tools and only after seeing the design in his head did he put pen to paper.

And lets not forget his machine gun designs, nor his automatic pistol designs (especially his 1911), nor his shotgun designs.

Without his cooperation and licensing, the firm of Fabrique Nationale would likely not exist. 

The more I learn about this man, the more impressed I become.

What would/cou;d he do today, with better steels, modern polymer, and better machining?

One wonders.

So hats off. Take a moment. If you shoot, realize that you either own one of his designs, or own a firearm that was derived from one of his creations.

RIP JMB.

And thank you.

And this was just to save a few bucks.

All of you folks who think civilization will survive a serious SHTF scenario are not thinking things clearly.

I am here to tell you that when things go all pear shaped that everything is going to go completely apeshit when people are unrestrained by the threat of punishment  from the local constabulary and the courts.

So what do you think is going to happen when people are hungry....or when they have children crying because their bellies are bloated by the fact that they haven't had anything to eat for a week? Or when they are cold and their clothing is wet or worn out....and you have food and are warm and dry?

People can't help (some of them at least) acting like animals to save a dollar or two at a Black Friday sale. They attack each other, fight, kick and claw each other. They use force and weapons to get head.

What do you think those people (and others of their culture) are going to do when things get serious?

I guarantee you they won't be singing "Kumbayah".

They are going to try to take you shit, because they spent any money they had on a big screen TV and an X-Box when you were saving. Now you have it and they need it. What do you think they are gonna do?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Send a few bucks

and maybe win a prize.

I sent $25.00.

Got a few spare bucks? This is a good way to use 'em.

And it is for a good cause.

Go on, give a few.

What caliber

For Drones?

I see a whole new industry here.

Maybe self destructing projectiles...say that burst at altitude if you miss?
Special shotgun shells?

How much do you lead 'em?

Thankful

I am thankful for so many things.

I am thankful that I live in a country that is so rich, that even though I am not "rich" in this country, I am richer than most (98+%) of the people in this world. I am thankful that I live in a country that is so prosperous that this is true. A country that is protected by a Constitution that, despite being stepped on by many people and politicians still makes this country the greatest, freest, most stable and secure country on the planet 

I am thankful that I have friends and family that support me, believe in me, and respect my beliefs, no matter how foolish they think those might be. Friends that would drop everything for me, give me (literally) the shirt off their backs. Who would post bail without question. Who are good enough friends that if I asked for help moving a body at night, would do so without question.  (then help me get a lawyer)

I am especially thankful that my friend of many years has become someone very special...a lover and companion as well as a friend. Who has done more to calm my soul and make me look forward to a future. Who has caused me to believe that life is worth living, not merely enduring.

I have many, many other things to be thankful for, but if I listed them all, you'd get tired of reading and/or fall asleep.

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank you, IRS

So a few months ago, I got a letter from the IRS. Seems that they could not find a form that my partner and I had filed when doing our partnership return.

No big deal, we sent a second copy...Which they promptly misfiled (or something) as well as the first one.

We next next knew that they had misfiled the second one when we got a letter stating that we had now been assessed fines of $995 (each) for failing to file the forms in a manner that they could not misfile...

So, for the past few months, we have been waiting while they "investigated"...

They finally sent us a letter stating that they had decided to "remove the penalty" ... After only 3 months of investigation.. Seems that they found the forms...Of course, they haven't apologized or anything for making us worry while they took their time investigating their own incompetence. I mean... 3 months?

Were it not for them, I'd have been able to spend the money I was holding in reserve (in case they  decided to screw me)  on that 1933 Argentine contract Colt 1911 with 200 rounds of original metric headstamp ammo (in the original box) at the Nappannee gunshow. Instead, I kept the money just in case.....

I can't wait for Obamacare......

So exactly how many years

of breaking the law does it take for it to be ok?

Newt G. thinks that decades of being an illegal immigrant then entitles that person to some consideration...look it up yourself....

I didn't realize there was a statute of limitations wherein after a certain number of years of living as an illegal in the United States, one is automatically deemed a partial citizen....Or is it that after so many years and so many children?... Or so many years and taking enough entitlements handouts? ....Or so many years and so much unreported (and therefore untaxed) income?

I mean, what are the rules?

And didn't we try this in like, 1986? Seems that that didn't work either.

A good one gone

Anne Mcaffrey has passed.

May she inhabit the many worlds she created and shared with all of us.

I think I read each and every one of her books when I was much younger.

Freedom:

"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."



Professor Bernardo Del La Paz

"The Moon is a Harsh Mistress"

Robert A. Heinlein

Are you free?

I am.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Makes you wonder

While this may be technically illegal, the catch was, nonetheless, not done in an illegal manner....It's not like the guy was trying to hide anything.

And the guy had been purchasing tuna permits for years, just in case this happened. If nothing else, then the Feds committed fraud by accepting his money for the permits, knowing that he couldn't use them.

More likely they wanted the half million dollars or so he would havegotten from the sale of the tuna.

It is things like this which make me think about revolution....and other things.

One day soon, I envision a day when people will be fearful to be known to work for the federal government. And if found out, they'll move because of fear for their families and their safety... And it'll be because of a string of actions like this one. The anger is there, like a keg of powder....What (or who) will be the spark?

Yep, it's 3 AM....

Betcha that Hillary takes the hook, and decides to run. She'll do it not because she wants the power (or the responsibility), but "because she cannot in good conscience accept that Barack Obama will do more of what he has for the country", or words to that effect...."We have to give the people a valid choice for president, and Barack Obama is not it" and she'll do it because "If I don't run, then the country will elect a Republican president".

Betcha. Not that she could be much worse than Mittens Romney. She might, in fact, be less of a socialist than he is.

The left has come to the conclusion that The Won will lose against the south end of a northbound mule....They will need someone else to run, or they lose power. And their agenda will be damaged, or even regressed.

Betcha.

Monday, November 21, 2011

"Communism is the most brutal form of capitalism"

You should read THIS.

Then read THIS.

Then think.

Take time before you let your anger grow. Don't smash anything. Notice a pattern?

Look at the parallels drawn by someone who is not living in, nor a citizen of the United States. Someone who has been through a societal and economic crash (you SHOULD read his BOOK) and who can see, with the benefit of hindsight, where we are going.

Yeah, both articles are long. But both are worth the read, as is the rest of his site.

BTW, the Spaniards just threw the Socialists out. Big time. Maybe there is hope for them yet. Now if we in the US can just get enough people to see what is on the horizon, then perhaps we can, as a country, be as smart as the Spaniards.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Jesus H. tapdancin' Christ

If one more person accosts me and asks for money or some other form of donation, this is gonna be me until I break out in handcuffs:



I thought that the moochers panhandlers fundraisers didn't come out until after Black Friday?

Phil tells it like it is

He also criticised the industry’s reliance on subsidies from electricity customers, claimed wind farms would “never work” and accused people who support them of believing in a “fairy tale”.

Ok, he's no expert. He may not even be qualified to comment. But he isn't stupid, and he is right.

And you, and the rest of the world know it. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

So one wonders where the gun,

Specifically the AK which was used to poke holes in the white house, came from?

No one is saying, as far as I can see.

Was it, perhaps, maybe one of those Fast and Furious guns that I apparently missed out on because I am not a gang member or a part of the Cartels? (Discrimination, I tell you, I want my unregistered AK-47!....I helped pay for the damned things!)

Seriously, does anyone know the provenance of the weapon?

Testing Testing

Soon we are likely to hear more about stuff like THIS:

Oh, wait, we also have this.

Wonder what else is waiting in the wings?

If you think that the controls for your power are secure, you are delusional.

If you think that the controls for your natural gas are secure, then you are a fool.

Can you live without either? (Or both?)

If not, you'd better be prepared for failure.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just FYI

Put down the hot drinks before watching the video...

Hot Tea through the nostrils HURTS.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

NOTA

Y'know, the more I see the way the political landscape shaping up, the more disappointed I am.

On the one hand, we have Barack Obama. His one redeeming quality is that he has stayed true to his roots. He is a useless, foolish, unskilled (as anything but a politician, rather than a leader), somewhat radical redistributionist. He hasn't surprised me one bit. While I didn't vote for him (and won't this time either), he has been exactly what I expected.

On the other hand, we have....well, basically not much:

Romney? Nope. I'll likely vote for no-one. Or write-in something cute. But I WON'T vote for him. Especially since the MSM has decided that he is who they want to run as a Republican. Besides, he is just Obama-Lite.

Gingrich? Causes me to feel nauseous. Not a chance. See "Romney" above.

Perry? Yeah, when he can remember his lines, he says all the right things. But nah. not him either. He's just Romney-Lite.

Cain? unlikely he will be the nominee. The "politics of personal destruction" have worked their magic, and I doubt that he will make it. The RNC hasn't done much to help him, unlike other candidates. We'll see. Might vote for him, might not.

Bachman and all the rest. Yeah, I laughed too.

Sadly, the RNC hasn't bothered to find a decent candidate. Perhaps this is the legacy of Mr. M. Steele. Perhaps it is just an indication of the failure of the RNC leadership. I'd like to have had the chance to vote FOR someone rather than AGAINST someone else. Doesn't look like it is gonna happen this time around though.

I'm not going to "hold my nose" this time. Maybe to some it is a wasted vote, but I'm not gonna vote for the lesser of the two weasels this time around.

Were I able to, I'd force every ballot to have "None Of The Above" under each list of candidates. My money says that'd win about 70% of the time.

Perhaps this should be the next big push for us Tea Party folks to make happen. A nationwide push for a real choice instead of choosing between two folks whose only difference is HOW they are going to screw things up for the rest of us.

So how do we get "None Of The Above" on the ballots?

Monday, November 14, 2011

preparation

Winter is coming. This should be no surprise to most of you. It has, in fact, been scheduled for a long time.

Are you prepared for it? There are a LOT of things you might want to prepare for....Lets take your automobile for instance:

Do you have decent tires on your car? Decent wiper blades? Antifreeze? (did ya check to see if it is still good for at least 20 degrees (F) lower than your reasonable expected low temps this winter?) Do you have a decent pair of boots, a blanket and/or jacket and some socks and warm clothing in the car? Gloves? Hat?  When was the last time you replaced the battery (or had it checked)? Do you have an ice scraper in the car yet? Do ya have (some) food and a method of melting snow if need be? Jumper cables? Ladies: Do you have an "emergency" kit for being snowed in for a few days somewhere besides home? Some clothes besides that dress you wear to work?

What if everyone is trapped by the same snowstorm and can't come when you call for help on your cell phone? Happened twice around here last year. I know of one lady traveler who nearly lost her toes walking a mile or so in 18" snow in a really nice party dress and heels. Lucky for her some "redneck hick" took pity on her and gave her a ride to a hotel where she was treated for frostbite and given warm clothes and a shower. He had a great big 4WD truck, and nearly got stuck trying to turn around to deliver her to a safe place.

You should be ready. Winter happens. If you are not ready, get off your ass and get prepped. It isn't that hard. and the time to be thinking about it is NOW, not when yer stuck in a snowbank. Nor when your car won't start in a cold, windswept parking lot because your battery is 5 years old. Then it is too late. Not when the snow is over your hood and you wish you had stopped 20 miles back, or maybe stayed at work, or left early because the storm is really kicking and the snowplows are having a hard time keeping up. Or when the car (or semi) behind you spins out and blocks the road so that the plows can't get there... or the tow trucks. Again, it happened several times last year. You can be safe in a car for a few days IF you have some simple plans and some clothing to keep you warm and some materials. But ya gotta think ahead.

 You've got about a month. Maybe less.

Or you can be a sheep, and expect others to do the work for you, keeping you safe. That works, until it doesn't. Then you are a statistic. With frostbite.

Or a corpse.

Friday, November 11, 2011

I wonder if there is a legal fund....

I'd likely contribute.

The lawsuit against a whole shitload of defendants those responsible for the death of Jose Guerena has been filed.

I hope they win, and win BIG.

Say thank you today

If you know a vet.

Say a prayer for those that cannot hear your thanks. Remember those who served, sacrificed, who fought and died to protect their country and it's citizens. You are reading this in english because some gave all to protect this country and it's way of life. Appreciate them and their memories.

And remember... Today is Veterans Day.

Originally Armistice day...commemorating 11th hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month..The official end of World War One....(the War to End All Wars).

Remember. Be thankful.

I do, and I am.

Can I get a "hallelujah"

Damned straight.

Ladies: Pick one. Either you are helpless like a schoolgirl and need protection from a male (and therefore are not equal), or you are able to stand up for yourself like an adult, in which case you don't need all of those protections.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

so wearing the American flag is disruptive

If that is the case, then next time I see an Irish flag or a Saudi flag or a French flag or a Mexican flag, I'm gonna go all medieval on the person wearing it. Especially on the fourth of July. Because it is apparently enough that the flag waver is "disruptive" and "offensive".

Look, I am all for free speech. I am also a Patriot. I love my country. If you love yours, and it is different thatn mine, feel free to wear your flag. Also feel free to go home.

Either way, lets have some standards. And let us apply them equally.

Else someone might get hurt.

(and no, I am not talking about the asshole judge or the principal who caused this ruling. nor even the mexican students who began this).

So it seems that they want Canadia

To sell all that oil to China instead of us....

Keystone pipeline delayed.

Ice miners

Soon we'll all be burning ice for our heat.

Methane Hydrates might soon replace gas wells.

or not.

But hey, the search for energy goes on.

29 times

For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

 36 years ago today.


For an interesting history, Go to Wikepedia. Lots of info you likely didn't know.

If you care. I did.

Ah, shit,....what did they tell me to say?

The fact is that if he REALLY believed the words that were coming out (or, in this case, failing to) of his mouth, he'd likely have been able to remember that pesky third agency.



Sadly, Perry fails the test. If he really believed what he says, he'd have been able to remember. Maybe a stumble, but to completely forget? Total brain freeze? Nah, I don't buy it. He forgot the words he was briefed to say. The words someone told him would resonate with people like you and I.

I was considering him. 'cause, with the exception of his stance on immigration and related issues, I liked  what he had to say. But it now appears to me that his statements do not reflect his beliefs, but rather are the products of focus groups.

So he goes into the discard bucket with Newt. (not that Romney was ever considered)/

Who is left? Can Cain overcome the lynching attempt smear campaign?

'cause I'll vote Wookiee before I vote for Mittens Romneycare.

Happy Birthday

To the US Marine Corps.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You should

Follow this link and read.

I donated $20. Think about it.

spend the cost of a latte every day for a week....

Sorry for the lack of posting

The internet was down at the asylum and I had other things to do anyway.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

And this was just a few days

Seriously, in Connecticut, after only a few days without power, folks are going nuts.

Apparently unable to go for even a few days without the convenience of blow dryers, microwave ovens and electric lights, these people (at least some of them) are going off on the power company and the line workers.

All after only a few days without power.

They are apparently unable to deal without that wonderful AC and all that it does. And it's not like there is real winter yet. Not too terribly cold. Not too terribly windy. 

Look folks: if you want to know what things will be like after an EMP or CME event (also known as a Carrington event), you need look no farther than this story.  Folks there do have people who can help, they do have a timeframe for repair of the grid, they do have shelters to which they can retreat. Think about what these folks would do if the power DIDN'T come back on in a week or a month.

These are the same folks who depend on electricity but cannot take the time to prepare for a bad storm...who won't get a generator, who can't be bothered to have a few days of low-prep or no-prep food on hand. Who cannot be bothered to have a secondary source of heat for their home.  These folks have access to food, water and shelter. Just think if none of that were available. How would they act then...when there was NO food and NO shelter and no near term (like months or years) chance that it would be available...What would they act like then? You think that the thin veneer of civilization is going to still be intact after weeks or months? When they are hungry and thirsty (or their children are)?
 Kaytina and scenes like this should be a warning to all of us.

Be smart folks: have a generator or a plan to access one...have fuel for it for at least 40 hours. Or a plan as to where you can take your perishables and your family where there will be what you need. And a plan to keep what you have, and a plan to prevent others from taking your stuff.

'cause sure as shit, the folks referenced above will likely be demanding it.

And if things get all pear shaped, you'd better have a plan to deal with folks like this....and the smarter but less ethically challenged ones too...'cause otherwise they'll likely take your shit and squander it.


HT

And I have noticed that for some reason this sort of thing seems to happen more in the bluer shaded areas than the red ones. Here, we are glad that the line workers show up after (or during!) a storm. Few people get all bent at delays due to massive line damage. I remember an ice storm years ago that saw 99+ percent of the area without power. We dealt with it. We might have been uncomfortable, but we survived, and quite well. And no one whined, even though we had no power for a week or two.

Must be the blueness. Must make people into sheep, unable to care for themselves.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Turns out that they were right, back in the 70's

Read HERE

Jimmeh Carter just wore his sweatah just 40 years to soon.

  H/T: Real Science

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A religion of peace?

no doubt many of it's followers are peaceful.  I know some who are as nice and decent as anyone could ask. In fact, I wouldn't mind having those folks as neighbors.

Yet I bet we see no outraged condemnation of things like this. And until there is condemnation of such things, there can be no mutual respect.