Monday, January 31, 2011


The media is ALL OVER the fact that we might (maybe) get as much as (OMG!!) 2 feet of snow. While this IS a significant amount in one drop, it is not a suprise, nor is it terribly unusual. It happens every 8-10 years on average.

You'd think that the apocalypse was coming.

I figure it'll disrupt my normal routine for 24-48 hours. (if that). If the power lines go down, then I'll start the gennie, other than that, it'll be a non event.

And if yer prepared, that is how it should be.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Who is next?

(moved back to the top)

While I really didn't like what he said most of the time, it is his right to say it, and this is a travesty. 

Are you next? Me? Other blogs you read? Will they go after the regular readers of the blogs after that?

 I am as guilty as he is. So are many of us who blog. 

This is a first step on a VERY slippery slope.

ETA: Really good commentary HERE

ETA: Are they gonna track down all those folks (many likely form Mass) who cried (and wrote) "Kill McChimpyBushitler" and "Kill the filthy witch O'Donnel" ? Of course not....That is protected free speech...

Friday, January 28, 2011

I remember

I know exactly where I was, exactly who was in the room, exactly my state of mind, when THIS happened. Do you?

I think it was one of those defining moments for my gneration.

Know what I am talking about?

This might help.

Yup. What he said.

The Democrat Party- rooting for the enemy since the 1968.

Ya can't really argue with that.

Something to think about.

Seriously. Read this. Think about the lessons he brings up. THINK about what could/would will happen if it is an emergency other than a few inches of snow.....Pay particular attention to his observation of peoples behavior.

Have a plan.... have a good plan and the means to execute it. Be better than the rest. Be able to improvise and react, and don't be afraid to break the law (if you can do so safely). Having the right mindset might just make or break you in a real emergency.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

This bears repeating

Via Insty is THIS.

Balanced budget with little pain in less than 10 years.

All it takes is a bit of restraint.

Hopefully, we voted enough in last time to make it happen.

As they say, RTWT

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I want one of these

I heat with wood. (last months gas bill was $50, and I live in a 1970's house in the greater Chicago area)

I REALLY REALLY want one of these. Shouldn't be too awfully hard to build......

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

It occurs to me

That the best "republican response" would be:

"All that shit he said? I call Bullshit"

Thank you, good night.


From a circulated e-mail—no author listed. ~Bob. Excerpt: Think of it this way: A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 224 million gallons saved per year. That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil. 5 million barrels is about 5 hours' worth of US consumption. More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million. We spent $8.57 for every dollar we saved. I'm pretty sure they will do a great job with our health care, though.


Think of this when you hear the Obama speech on Tuesday. Rumor has it that there will be a lot of use of the word "investments".  (And,of course,"civility", but that's another topic).

Remember how well  the "Cash for Clunkers" investment worked.....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rumor has it

That Tam has suddenly become (ahem) middle aged...

She was reportedly unavailable for comment.

(I personally think she looks great for someone as old as she is reported to be....)

Happy Birthday, Tam!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bring it

Just to be clear: this concept is a last resort, but still a viable one. 
I'd hope that there are other solutions. 

I expect that someone will be along to shut this blog down soon. 
So be it. 
I'll be in good company. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I really don't know if this is true

or not.

But THIS is a heartwarming tale.

Go, read. Think. 

Hiding from the past.....

So it would seem that the NAACP folks in South Carolina are easily offended....

In order to use the State Capitol steps, and not make anyone quake in their shoes Pee themselves in fear have the vapors seeing a president who owned slaves 200+ years ago, the Anti white rally Anti confederate flag protest organizers placed a box in front of a bronze statue of President Washington.

What, really, did they accomplish here? Insulting someone? Hiding from the history of this country? No one can change who our first (white) president was. Yes, he was a slave owner. Yes, he no doubt did many things that were, by todays standards, less than good.

Deal with the past. Hiding from it will not make it go away. The fact that many of the attendees freely travelled thousands of miles to be at the trally shows that things are NOT like they were 235 + years ago. Think of it. Hundreds of black people travelled thousands of miles, freely....Unmolested. Yet they feel they are still opppressed. They were able to travel to this rally, yet they are economically disadvantaged.

I am offended that they chose to hide the statue of our first president, as if by doing so they can erase history.

You can see the press picture of the box here. Others think it is because Washington was white, not that he was a slaveowner. Might be right

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just turn your head and cough

Or, How to be sure to get a hernia groping when flying:

New underwear for the sophisticated traveller.

Now, if they just had one that says "Don't tread on me".

Friday, January 14, 2011

Bye Bye

Seems that the RNC has a new leader.

Mr.Steele: good riddance. Thank you for your service. We won't be lamenting your departure.

Mr. Priebus: Remember how the RNC lost so many donors. We want conservatives, not Democrat Lite. Support conservative candidates who support conservative ideals. Remove support from RINOs. You'll get more votes and a hell of a lot more money if you do so. RINOs will lead you to more people departing from the Republican Party. Conservative candidates will more than likely win. 

Remember: We didn't vote Republicans in, we voted liberals and Democrats OUT. We want CONSERVATIVE candidates. Less government, less spending, more freedom. It isn't that hard to understand. If you have questions, email me and I will explain further.

Seriously, this is your chance. Please, don't blow it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


A question:

We have seen absolutely ZERO footage of the mobs looting in the flooded areas in Australia. No reports of gangs of people looting stores for  big screen TVs, DVD players, shoes etc.

It would seem that everyone is doing what they can to help each other out.

And this from folks whose ancestors were inmates in what was once a prison colony.....

Yet it happens here in the US all the time. Looting, theft. etc. Any time there is any disaster...even a major power outage. Looting happens at the slightest suggestion of civil unrest, or anytime the po-po might be occupied elsewhere.

It could be that there is simply no coverage of the looting, but I doubt that. I think that there is no (or very little) looting.

If so, then I have to ask, what is up with the folks in the US?

I really don't want to go there, ....where the obvious answer is.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Or we could just beat the shit out of them when they do....

Seems that AZ has enacted emergency legislation to prevent anyone from protesting at a funeral.

I seriously am of two minds about this:

On the one hand, eventually someone is going to take offense enough of these asswipes and either beat them to death, or do a physics experiment on projectile deformation and deceleration using them as a subject. Eventually Darwin will find them and deal with them accordingly. They have no shame, no taste, and no class.

On the other hand, this is a serious affront to the First Amendment.

Slippery slope and all that. Me? I'd make sure that the police were occupied elsewhere. Who knows what might happen???  I do, however think that this is a bad idea.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Can you imagine

If the colors were reversed?

The outcry would be loud, shrill, and unceasing.....

and, no doubt, there would be calls for additional legislation to prevent this. And reparations....

Where is Jesse Jackson on this? I mean, race based hate crimes.....

I mean, white is a color too, right?

Newbius nails it

Why the Left Projects.

What more can you say?

It's either that or they are lying.

Monday, January 10, 2011


If this is true:

Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation.

Read the whole thing.

If true, then he and his department are culpable in these deaths. And it is folks like them that make the NICS check worthless.

Will the MSM bother to investigate?
OK, stop laughing....This is not funny.

Its too late, Steve

Y' see....I had a Ipod. The "Classic" model..... I liked it...then a few years ago, I got an Ipod Touch for Christmas...I liked that even better. I liked the apps, I liked the Wi-Fi. I liked a lot of the features.

So when my phone began to die, I naturally wanted an IPhone. I even waited, because there was no way in hell that I was going to sign up again with ATT for another 2 years (one experience with them was MORE than enough, thank you). I liked my current carrier, Verizon....I eagerly searched every rumor on the net to find out when your current contract exclusive with ATT expired....I waited for 6 months, hanging on every rumor that even hinted that Verizon was going to get the IPhone.....When I read that you had signed up again with ATT for another year of exclusivity, I stopped waiting.

I researched for alternatives....I needed another phone, and since I couldn't get an IPhone on the carrier of my choice (Verizon), I looked at their offerings. I found Android. And It Was Good.

7 months ago, I purchased a DroidX...I liked it. It does everything I wanted my IPhone to do. It even syncs up to my ITunes library really nicely.  2 mouse clicks more, and I have all my music.  What do I need an IPhone for?

You ass. You could have had me become a real IPhone fanboi. Yet you teased, and hinted too long. I grew tired of waiting. I grew tired of the hints and the delays. I grew tired of feeling like the guy on a date with the c--ktease girl. I asked another girl to dance.....

Now Google Android phones are in the market. Once again, much like Apple computers were years ago, you will be relegated to a niche market. You let the world discover another option. Android will beat you. Your once world-class IPhone is now just another choice out of many. You could have been king of the world, yet you chose to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. You will sell many IPhones. No doubt the customers of ATT are salivating for the chance to jump to another carrier. Many of them will buy a Verizon-enabled IPhone. But the (millions?) rest of us have tasted the Android system. And we no longer want an IPhone. You pissed away a chance to dominate. I hope that ATT gave you lotsof cash to forgo all the money that you could have made from folks like me. I bet they didn't pay you enough. The rest of us will buy Android. And you will lose more market share.

You are a fool. And you have lost. You just don't know it yet. The downfall of the IPhone will become an example in Marketing 101 on How To Fail.   In 5 years or so, you will follow Blackberry and RIM into oblivion in the phone market.

You didn't have to.  But you will.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


First of all: I think that the shooting in Tucson is a tragedy. No matter who did it, no matter what the reasons, no matter what the  political affiliations of ANY of the parties, at no point can I see any reason or set of circumstances where this is in any way justified. 

My condolences go out to the victims and to the families of the victims, both the survivors and the others who were not lucky enough to survive.

I'd point out that the perpetrator (alleged) of the incident was apprehended not by police, but by bystanders. By people who chose not to run, or to hide, or to crouch down and hope that they were missed, but rather chose to DO SOMETHING, and in doing so, put themselves into harms way to stop this.

While I think it is a tragedy that the Tucson shooter did what he did, one thing stands out in the press reporting of the incident:

He doesn't fit any of their preconceived notions. None. They tried to link him to the right, and that wouldn't fit or fly.....No links to Palin, Bush, the NRA, GOA, Rush Limbaugh, or anything else that fit their preconceived notions of who would be the type of person who would do such a thing. None of them. Despite their questioning of every classmate, of every neighbor, of every person who might have served coffee to this individual, they cannot find anything that points Right...nothing....Yet they keep trying. The spin machine is chugging merrily along, yet can't seem to get any traction. One would almost think that there was a playbook for such incidents. I find that thought sad and disturbing.......but sadly not impossible. The sad fact is that he was a leftist (if anything)...He was a flag burner, whose favorite books were "Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto...His classmates describe him as "extremely liberal"..... Yet they blame the Right for this....I would hope that the Left would decry his actions as strongly as the Right does....

The reality is that few of the people who the MSM's  first thought to blame are likely to perpetrate such an atrocity. Few Right leaning people are likely to be so violent. Period. While our side of the fence has it's share of truly psychotic individuals, even those individuals are less inclined to do violence in such a manner than many left leaning folks. If those of us on the Right were half as violent as the left leaning MSM thought, and made us out to be, then such incidents would be greater in scope and significantly more prevalent.

And were they to choose to do so, they are likely to do an even greater amount of slaughter. But it seems that the left has the more violent, sociopathic individuals (and more of them). Why? Is it the lack of accountability in their social morality? Is it a cultural thing, where such violent protest is acceptable and accepted? Is it an admiration of the anarchists that they so revere? Or is it something else? How, in any worldview is such slaughter ever acceptable?

And what does it say about those people with an agenda that they would be so quick to blame their opponents and to use such a tragedy in an attempt to further their own goals even before the blood has been cleaned up? I find that sick.

I hope they fry his ass, slowly. And if, as alleged, he has an accomplice, I hope they catch him or her as well, and fry them too.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Doubt if it will work, but a nice gesture. I think those that would bomb or shoot would consider their fellow muslims to be acceptable collateral damages.

"The Coptic priest was commenting on the now widespread call by Muslim intellectuals and activists upon Egyptian Muslims at large to flock to Coptic churches across the country to attend Coptic Christmas Eve mass, to show solidarity with the nation's Coptic minority, but also to serve as "human shields" against possible attacks by Islamist militants"

You gotta admire the sentiment, even though it'll likely get them killed or wounded. 

Kwestion for the legal beagles....

If I (a CHL holder) were to take employment at a facility, either privately or publicly owned, where the rules of employment (or even presence!) prohibit the carriage of firearms (see also: gun free  victim disarmament zone), and something untoward should happen while working in such area.....

Can I sue for damages if I am injured (or can my surviving kin sue if I am killed) on the grounds that the burden of personal security has been taken from me and is therefore the task and responsibility of the institution which employs me? (or at which I must attend, should it be, say...a university?)

How about if I am robbed while attending such a place.....If I am prohibited from exercising my rights to secure my person, do I have the rights to sue for remuneration from the facility which prohibits the carriage of my personal defense firearm?

How about states or cities which prohibit the carriage of firearms? Or municipal courts buildings and such?

Do those entities which prohibit carriage of firearms for any reason have liability if someone is attacked or robbed in their area of prohibition? Is there a difference between private entities and public entities?

Are there court cases which would set precedence?

Enquiring minds and all that.....

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Charity for a cause

The question is: what cause? Raising money for the charity or supporting the charitable organization?

See HERE. Follow the links. You decide.

See, the issue with any organization, be it a private thing or a government entity...No matter how they start, they become, as they grow, a money hungry self serving ever growing bureaucracy.

I find this really no different than the NRA or the NAACP. Both organizations exist for themselves first. Why should the Komen foundation be any different?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Legacy of the Blue

Via AMCGLTD....See this. What is left after years of Blue State governance aided by public sector unions.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Blog

Og has invited me to collaborate with him on a new blog....Made In America. Please, as the list grows, take the time to check out our suggestions and, if possible, consider purchasing these products that are "Made in America".

Please, if you know a product that is competitive with another popular item made in another country, email me and I'll research it and put it up.

Buying "Made in America" helps our fellow citizens, helps our economy (and trade imbalance), and keeps our industry (what is left of it) inside OUR borders. It helps our country, and ultimately our national security by keeping a manufacturing base inside our borders.

But most of all, it helps keep our citizens employed.

ETA: I am receiving no cash or other value for posting about these products.

Happy New Year!

May your new year be profitable and fulfilling. I sincerely hope you find happiness and contentment.

This year, please take the time to avoid buying things made in China or other countries when there is an alternative made in the USA. You may have to pay a premium for such items, but we need to make an effort to buy "Made in the USA". Make you choice to do so known to your retailer. Push for this.