Saturday, September 29, 2012

Now if they'd only

take that same attitude with regulations here.

I mean, what chutzpah. How disingenuous. All our problems here. yet we don't "loosen regulations" in the US.

Someone needs to slap her.

Hard

Northern Indiana and nearby..Reminder:

1 month from today:

Nappanee Gun show.

10/27 Nappanee In

location,

My advice: Leave early enough to have breakfast at the restaurant just to the south.

THEY HAVE ALL YOU CAN EAT BACON!!!!!!!!!!!

Plus, Gunshow

Lots of antiques, very little plastic, shotguns and rifles, few EBR's.


Good question



What will happen?

Who will they blame/scapegoat?

Friday, September 28, 2012

Yep:

This.

Exactly this

I was thinking about moving

To Utah, but then I find out that Indiana may follow their lead...

Gold may be currency here too.

Cool.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

So true

It has been a month and a half, and I still look to see if she's there guarding me when I get out of the shower. Or when I get up from sleeping. Or when I get home, I miss the fact that she isn't there to greet me

Read.

I so terribly miss my loyal friend.


How much for a "hickory shampoo"?



So obstructing the business of the university and "Occupying" a building, which led to WARNINGS that they were going to be pepper sprayed and then actually being pepper sprayed led to a damage award of $30,000.

Ne, I think that once the police arrived, they were subject to any form of removal that the police chose to use. They had made their point, had disrupted university business, and were trespassing and being disruptive.

They should each have been arrested and charged. After being removed by whatever non lethal means necessary. Then jailed.

I'd have used a nightstick to subdue them. Repeatedly. Until they were compliant. Then once more for good measure.


But I am like that. Violent and direct.
And vengeful.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

No doubt

It. Could. Happen.

If you live in Indiana

Then I urge you to think about the advice Roberta gives.

The best way to get a decent judge in is to get rid of the asshole currently taking up a spot.

(And we are all better off if the ballot box does that than.............other methods.)

So I (too) urge you to vote 'no" on the question: Should Justice Steven David be retained in office? 

Think about it.

If the judges are willing to destroy our Constitutional rights, where does that leave us?


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

'zactly

This shows the fallacy in some people's thinking.

But they'll never understand why the rest of us laugh at them.

Monday, September 24, 2012

I guess...

I shouldn't have driven home from the bar last night.





























Considering that I walked there....

You can kiss my ass

CAIRO — On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger.

I am sorry, the arab world can go fuck themselves.

They haven't, in my entire lifetime, done anything to help "build a Palestinian state".   and we HAVE changed our approach to the Arab world, with the result that treating them nicely, like civilized people, has led to a rise in terrorism and warfare. Taking the boot off their necks has not helped at all, but  rather made things worse. They as a people, like mules, only seem to respect a very strong leader.

It is not up the the US to "repair  relations with the Arab world" We've tried, they got worse.

If Egypt, and the "Arab State" want respect, then they'd do well to begin by earning it.

Other wise? Fuck you.

Dumbassery at the gunshew

Overheard:

"Why would you want to carry a firearm cocked and locked? Get a striker fired gun, they're safer... no hammer."







Saturday, September 22, 2012

I think I'll make a yard sign



               Mitt Romney:


Make the best of a bad situation....

Friday, September 21, 2012

While you are pondering

all of the choices for whom you should cast your vote for the assorted offices coming open in this upcoming election,  I have one thing for you to keep in mind:

The lesser of the two evils ..is STILL EVIL.


YMMV

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today, you actually get more....

You get disc brakes, more horsepower, better suspension, better handling, incredible reliability (compared to a Model T), tires that last a lot longer, more comfortable seats, incredibly greater crash survivability, headlights that actually are bright enough to work, a radio/music player, heat, air conditioning, tailights, smoother running engine, windows that work, etc.

All for the same price today as in 1920.

The price hasn't gone up for a car, but the value of the dollar you use to buy it has gone down


Interesting, innit?



Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I donated

Please think about donating if you haven't already. KTKC is a great organization.

I spent a LOT of time trying to decide which blogger to donate through....On the one hand there was Ambulance Driver, who got things going, IIRC, but then there was Jay G, who has great prizes...But then again, I have been reading Stingray's words of wisdom for a while...And who I might like to hear having his junk waxed just for amusement purposes....and then Evyl Robot, who makes great holsters....(and whose wife likely looks good in a catsuit....(but I digress)), and, of course, OldNFO, who is a hell of a nice guy.....


Ultimately, I had to find some way to decide, so I tossed a die to choose, and JayG won. (I hadda go dig out my D&D stuff to find a 5 sided die....)

Again, if you haven't donated, think about it.

These guys are doing a great service to foster donations from the rest of us, and they are supporting a good cause. If I had more money, I'd donate in each of their names. In case no one says it ...THanks guys for your efforts.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

since half a million

Lebanese citizens could find the time to protest the US, and chant "Death to America",

(BTW, that is nearly one in every eight people in the country)
Then we should help their self esteem and stop giving them those dollars tainted by coming from the "great Satan".

According to wikipedia, Lebanon receives $400 million or more dollars from the US, second only to Israel. Other sources place that number lower at only $200 million. Either way, it should stop.

I am sure that the 1 in eight people in Lebanon who hate America would not want to continue to receive those dollars.

Cut 'em off. We really don't have the money anyway.

so we can Nuke Muslim countries from orbit?

I mean, according to Hamas, we should hold the countries where offensive material originates as responsible for that offensive material....

Since THIS was Palestinian, we can carpet bomb Palestine?

I mean, I find THIS offensive.

And THIS.

And this.

So can we trash their embassy and destroy the countries? Maybe make some green glass? It'd make exploiting the oil so much easier.....

I find their stuff very offensive. And I'm not even Jewish.


So how many more times

Is the FED gonna devalue the dollar?

Thing is, they also devalue your savings.

That's right.. They devalue any money you have put back for a rainy day...Or for retirement.

Turns out, if you have lived life at the edge of your credit limit, you were smart. Now you can pay back those "old" dollars with the "new" devalued dollars. The new dollars are worth, what, 12% less today?

As long as this is happening, why would anyone save. And why would anyone lend money either?


Seriously?

You now have less buying power in your retirement account, and less in your savings.

You are better buying anything you want, and prepping with anything you might need. Use credit. You can pay the credit off with cheaper dollars next year or whatever. 

Is this just a ploy to level everyone into poverty?

Sunday, September 16, 2012

If christians killed people for offensive things

The bodies of liberals and artists here is the US would be stacked like cordwood.

You have stuff like this, and this.

Which should lead to riots and violence and maybe even deaths....

But it don't happen here.

And it is interesting how the muslims demand respect for their book, and their prophet, and their beliefs. But will not show the same respect for anyone else's.


UnFucking Real

SO the WON can't find time to meet with the leader of the one country in the middle east that is actually friendly to the US....He's too busy

BUT the stupid fucker CAN find the time to meet with the leader of Egypt, that member of the Muslim Brotherhood.... Mohammed Morsi.

Sure, lets spit in the eye of our only friends in the area. Insult our allies. That'll increase the level of security for this country. I bet it makes the unwashed muslim masses like the US immediately....

Stupid fucker. Putting his hopes of a muslim revival first and the security of the country second. Violating his oath.

Barry seriously needs his ass kicked. Hard.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

History does not record anywhere a religion that has any rational basis. Religion is a crutch for people not strong enough to stand up to the unknown without help.
-Lazarus Long, Time Enough for Love

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I'd vote for this

Like I said before, we NEED a choice in our voting.

NOTA.

Bet that would win more often than not.

And it'd do more to fix things than anything else we have tried.

Now Yemen....

So now the embassy in Yemen has been attacked.

Several points

1.  These protests are not spontaneous. They are planned. And organized. And professionally executed.

B.  The date is not coincidental. It was not about a movie.

III. The mobs are being used by the powers that be. Mostly they don't care if someone is hurt or killed.
       Theirs OR ours.

4. IF the attacks carried out at the embassy in Egypt had been "dealt with" properly at the start, then the
    ambassador and Marines in Libya would likely still be alive, and not dragged lifelessly through the streets.

E. The leadership shown here is reminiscent of the Carter administration. Just sayin'.

VI. The host countries leaders are allowing this to happen, which suggests that they are sympathetic to
     whoever is stirring up the crowds. This means the governments we are supporting are NOT our friends.
      They each have the means to police their people accordingly, and have chosen not to.

7. Bullets and Fire are your friends when a mob attacks the walls of your embassy. Should have been used
     early and often as a lesson the those following. Brutal, but effective. And it is not like it would generate
     more hate towards the US. Allowing your embassy (or consulate)(legally, the soil of the US) to be
     attacked and the US flag to be burned with no dead protesters is a travesty. It shows weakness.What
     were the ROE for the Marine guards?

H. This shows that despite the significant amounts of foreign aid cash (which we didn't have, and couldn't
    afford, but sent anyway) we have sent to these countries, we have not purchased one dimes worth of
    goodwill. We should stop all foreign aid immediately. To each of the countries. If nothing else it sends a
    message that we will not be fucked with, and the other remaining countries will understand and stop such
    protests or pay the price.

IX. We should immediately pull all personnel out of the countries so far affected, and, if the mob continues to
       loot the building(s) and compound, destroy them with no notice other than that it might happen rockets,
       demolition, it doesn't matter how. If we kill some looters, well, so be it. Animals learn the lessons taught
        with the most force better...Same with these people. We should also kick their diplomatic personnel out  
        of the US with about 4 hours notice. Just tell them to leave. And enforce it. With force if necessary.

10. By allowing this to happen with no repercussions, the leadership in our government weakens the US in
      the eyes of every other country. Apologizing and understanding don't work with these people. A firm fist
      does. We should use one.  Understanding and such might work well in educated and peaceful groups of
      "intellectuals"..... it won't there.And the Diplomats had better learn that lesson quickly, before they allow
       any additional damage to be done.

ETA: At least Obama and his people haven't apologized for this....yet.

ETA2: Murphy and I agree




This is why

I suggested that Romney should have said he would cut back the EPA.

But he didn't. He didn't even mention it.

If he'd promise to do so, He'd get the vote of each and every business owner. Stop the EPA. Abolish it, in fact.

Of course, the EPA is just the precedent setter. Many other agencies use the same tactics and methods to strangle businesses and freedom.

Until we stop these behemoths and cut back their power, our economy will never rebound.

Found the article via Insty. As he says, Read the whole thing.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The day the dollar began to die

Sept 11, 2012.

This will impact our economy worse that the 9/11 attacks. Seriously

Once the US dollar is no longer the currency used to trade in fungibles like oil, then it's primacy begins to fade. If another currency becomes the standard for such trades, We. Are. Screwed.

We are headed to a place where the dollar will be worth less every day, like the Italian Lira or the Zimbabwean dollar.

Can you blame anyone for not wanting to hold or trade in dollars anymore? "Quantatative Easing" has devalued it significantly in such a sort time. Deficit spending has done even more.

This is, I fear, the death knell for the US dollar. And by extension, for the US economy.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To all of you folks who believe

That 9-11 was an inside job, a conspiracy of our government, or whatever else crackpot theory you rehash every year. Planned demolition, Bush knew ahead of time, and it was really a plot by the Israelis, and Darth Dick Cheny did the planning, or whatever your current delusion is:

Get a grip.

Seriously.

You harm the memory of those who were victims, and you undermine the magnitude of the tragedy.

And you are idiots.

ETA: Others agree with me


11 years ago.

I won't forget.

Will you?

I'll always remember the celebrations of the folks in the Mideast. The joy at the damage done by their martyrs to the "Great Satan".

The nearly 3000 people killed to make a statement. People of all creeds and colors and races.

Some statement.


Never Forget.

Ever.

Remember who your enemy lives with in safety.  Remember where he comes from. Remember who safely hides him.

Remember. .

Strangely, you didn't see this on the media, did you?

Seems a Muslim  in Kentucky went all psycho and killed several people. All in the name of Allah. Praying before he did so.  Yet you never heard anything about this hate crime on the MSM, didja?

I don't fully understand his beef, and really don't care. He killed people. And he called upon his god when he did so.

And note that it was an armed, retired police officer who stopped him. Armed citizen and all that.

Was this religiously motivated? Maybe. Maybe not.  But if it had been a Christian who did this (admittedly praying to another god) then the news media would have trumpeted this in prime time.

Not so in this case. Wonder why?

HT

Monday, September 10, 2012

YEP

This is the story of the blonde flying in a two-seater airplane
with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies. She, frantic,
calls out a May Day.

"May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart
attack and is dead. And I don't know how to fly.
Help me! Please help me!"


She hears a voice over the radio saying:

"This is Air Traffic Control and I have you loud and clear.
I will talk you through this and get you back on the ground.
I've had a lot of experience with this kind of problem. 'Now,
just take a deep breath. Everything will be fine! Now give
me your height and position."

She says, "I'm 5'4" and I work for the DNC"

"O.K." says the voice on the radio....

"Repeat after me: Our Father. . Who art in Heaven. . . .."

Today, 198 years ago

The inventor of the .22 rimfire cartridge, Joshua Stevens was born.He also had a firearms company.

Just something to think about.  Having the cartridge remain in common use for 198 years is not too bad a legacy, IMO.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

That smile

Spent the (Satur)day teaching an NRA Basic Pistol course at my range. All of the instructors are volunteers

Damn, but the smiles make the work all worth spending a beautiful September Saturday in the classroom. 

Some rewards can't be measured in treasure. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Re: that dude whose GF tried to get him in trouble with the TSA?

Yeah, this one.


Wizard brings a thought....and it never crossed my mind either.

Why worry? We can, of course, depend on the TSA to stop him......

I couldn't have said it better myself.

What independent voters really want.


Pretty much what I want.

Revenge:

How NOT to do it.


"Hell hath no fury...", and all that.

But still, she's gonna get even more shit.

He's not

a burglar, or an intruder, or a thief.

He's an "unwanted visitor" in your home.

Yeah, right.


Hey, it works for the folks calling "illegal aliens"---"undocumented workers".


Thursday, September 6, 2012

If Obama

could govern as lead as well as he could speak, we'd be on easy set right now.

But sadly, he's only got the words, but no action to back it up.

Damn, but he sure talks purty.





Listening to Biden

And his demagoggery

But his meme that you need the government (Obama!) (Barack!!!) To live your life well and to succeed is very offputting.

I'd rather NOT have the baggage that the governmental safety net  brings. I'll take the risk.

I actually find the concept that I NEED the state to live well to be disgusting. 

Having said that, the dude sure can rile up a crowd. He is good at that. He'd have made a good revival preacher.

'course he IS preaching to the choir.  The REALLY believe. Notice all the UAW banners?

Excuse me while I go wash my mouth out with some bourbon. 

Eye just gotta share

Heh

Ain't it?





Via

You should read this too

This is an excellent article on what *MIGHT* (and likely will) happen if the US government runs out of money for "entitlements" , or chooses to end them. What might happen if the payments to keep the the proles quiet end for any reason.

EBT, free cell phones, welfare, medicade, section 8 housing, etc. These are all payments to keep the lower classes in their place and to keep them from preying on the rest of the citizens in the US society.

What happens when we get tired of paying the danegeld?

Maybe the scenario that Peter brings. Pay attention to what he says, he has experiences that you and I don't in the destruction of a society. He has seen what you and I haven't.

You should read the rest of his articles (look on the right sidebar) on preparedness. Think about his lesson, and, if you are smart, learn enough from them to begin your own preps.

If you are in a large city, you'd better make plans to be elsewhere if and when. If you are in the outskirts, then you'd better make plans to defend against those who would take what you have. They likely won't care how they get it, or the damage they do when they do.

Think I am nuts? Maybe I am. Paranoid? Perhaps.

But Fernando Aguire (Ferfal) has seen the decline happen slowly, rather than quickly like Peter.

And read this article if you think that people won't steal what they want when they think that they can get away with it.

And remember, the police are only effective because the crowd fears them. When that fear disappears, then the police are neutered. There are always more bad guys than cops. Once their authority is broken, so are they.

ETA:
And, if you are into worst case scenarios, read this. Lest you think it is fantasy, the flash mobs and flash mob looting is already happening in Chicago. Riots aren't that far behind.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

You should read this:

http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-economy-williams-needs-to-be-baker.html

Pay attention to the graph. Really read the article.

Realize that this issue is NOT just a one term president's wild and unrestrained spending. It is systemic to our government. And it has to stop.

The current administration just takes the cake as to the spending. And as to the rate of increase.

As the Democrats meet

To promote their policies....to promote their spending and entitlements, To promote the current administration and tell us how great a job Obama and his henchmen have done...To promote raising of taxes(again). As they denigrate the millionaires and Billionaires. The business owners and the wealthy, who already pay the majority of the taxes that fund the government (except , of course, for the deficit spending). As they promote the socialist policies of the Unions and pander to their base, most of whom are leeches takers rather than producers....As they tell stories about how poor people succeeded only with help from the government...never by hard work or by smart decisions. As they tell each other how they need more entitlements to help poor people and more social programs which cost millions for dubious (if any) results.... As they agree among themselves that they need to spend just a bot more of other peoples money and put the country just a bit deeper into debt.....

As they discuss and promote their new slogan...."Forward".

The national debt tops 16 Trillion dollars.

That is, you realize, $136,260 per household.

The current debt (as of Friday)  is $16,015,769,788,215.80

Look at that number again.

And again.

It has grown from an (already horrific) 10.6 Trillion dollars at the end of 2008 to 16 Trillion today, less than 4 years later..

4 years. 6 trillion dollars. And for what?

Now, if we had actually gotten something for those dollars that we spent (but did not actually, you know, have), it might have been, if not a good thing, at least worth the larger debt. But what do we have for this additional 60% increase in an already terrible crushing debt?

Nothing. Obama and his ilk have enriched a lot of people most of whom are friends and campaign contributors... But what did the country get?

Yeah, I usually like dinner and at least a movie first too.

Monday, September 3, 2012

End of summer marker passed

While it may not be the end of summer, the Socialist Holiday (Labor day) generally marks the end of the summer season. Kids, if not already back in school, will be soon.

Really, it is just a re-do of MayDay, except the socialist overtones are better hidden.

Think about this as you enjoy your burgers on the grill (or, if working, the holiday pay you are earning).

Socialist holidays....In the US. Sad, that. We should be truthful, and call it "Socialist Workers Day" or something...

Not that anyone remembers why it exists, except to give a 3 day weekend...

ETA:
Lyle agrees with me...and makes a few points which I didn't



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Victim Disarmement zone

Seems that the Bureau of Land Management has decided that certain portions of government land can be (at least temporarily) a gun free zone. One wonders of the BLM is going to provide 24/7 security for each guest at the Burning Man Festival...

No word on knives, bats, sticks, scissors, rocks, bottles, etc though.

But firearms? They be evil. 

Is this legal? (not that I have time to go).


Saturday, September 1, 2012

HEH

Layers and layers of editorial oversight.

Like these examples? (put down the coffee)

Y'know....

I thought about this all day Friday, after watching the big finale on TV....I liked the speeches at the RNC convention.

Rommney did a decent job. He said many of the right things. He stirred up the faithful, who were going to vote for him anyway. His sermon to the choir was an outstanding success.

But.....


He had no passion, no drive, and no fire in his belly. Ryan had a lot more, and Rubio rocked the house. Not Mitt though. I was, to put it bluntly, underwhelmed.

He didn't convince me that he isn't a different brand of statist.

He'll repeal Obamacre and REPLACE it? With what? A different brand of Socialized Medicine? Rommneycare instead? Dude, really.

I didn't hear him say a lot of things:.....

No promise to reduce the size of government. No promise to change the way we do government.
No promise to get rid of any government agencies. Not one. Not one single 3 letter agency. Or even reduce their size and reach.... ATF, DOE, Dept of Education, Interior or DHS or TSA or EPA (Especially EPA!) etc. No promise of fewer regulations for businesses. No promise of greater freedoms for the US Citizen. No promise of fewer (or lower) taxes.

I didn't hear him say anything about the border, or illegal immigration. Or security for this country and the citizens who make it great. Nor any pro second amendment statement from him. Really, I heard a bunch of words but no meaning.

No, what I heard was an empty suit promising that we need him and his brand (R) of statism rather than the brand (D) we already have. Yes, it'd be nice to have Obama and his ilk gone from the White House....But I never heard Mitt tell me why he was going to be better. How he would fundamentally change the direction that this country is going. Yeah, he mentioned debt reduction, but never said how.....Higher taxes rather than reduced spending? AFAIK, he hasn't said.

So I really don't know why I should vote for Mittens except for the fact that he isn't Obama. I really would rather vote FOR someone rather than AGAINST someone else. Why should I vote for Mitt and just get a different heel on my neck? A different hand holding the whip. A different way to spend my money on different people and companies and sectors of the economy and a different way to  reduce my freedoms. A different brand of statist? We already tried that last time, and got GWB, who never vetoed any spending and grew the size of government...admittedly less growth than Obama, but still a great deal of growth...and spending and debt. Let us not forget that he gave us the DHS and the TSA.

Seems to me that the shit tastes the same no matter if it is on a sandwich made from rye or white and what kind of cheeze on the shit sandwich makes little difference either. .....It's still a shit sandwich. And shit is shit. Which is the choice we have here. Shit on rye or shit on white. But still shit.

So really, aside from "anybody but Obama" why should I cast my vote for Mitt? Do you really think he'll do less damage?