Saturday, November 07, 2009

Please note the sympathetic words of a member of the mosque outside Fort Hood:

Duane : I'm not going to condemn him for what he did. I don't know why he did it. I will not, absolutely not, condemn him for what he had done though. If he had done it for selfish reasons I still will not condemn him. He's my brother in the end. I will never condemn him.

Gavin Lee : There might be a lot of people shocked to hear you say that.

Duane: Well, that's the way it is. I don't speak for the community here but me personally I will not condemn him.

Gavin Lee : What are your thoughts towards those that were victims in this?

Duane : They were, in the end, they were troops who were going to Afghanistan and Iraq to kill Muslims. I honestly have no pity for them. It's just like the majority of the people that will hear this, after five or six minutes they'll be shocked, after that they'll forget about them and go on their day.
No, Duane, you traitorous piece of hog feces, we will not forget about them. And we damned well will not forget about you, either.

We see that you've got your talking points down: the troops murdered and wounded weren't 'believers', so they don't count, you hate Christians and Jews and anybody else not a muslim, if any muslims had been among the dead and wounded you'd have considered them traitors for being in the Army, and you think the only reason we're in Afghanistan and Iraq is to kill muslims; yeah, al Jazeera will be real proud of you, you offspring of a syphilitic whore and a distempered dog.

Yes, I'm sounding downright pissy toward the religion of submission today; I'm sick of the claims of victimhood, I'm sick of the excuses for murder and rape and abuse. You read something like this at Crittenden:
Officials at the Worcester Islamic Center, where Mehanna taught, said yesterday in a statement they are in a “state of shock” over the allegations. “We are confident that the truth of these matters will surface in due course,” they added.

And the accusations that Mehanna was hell-bent on gunning for mall shoppers in a random ambush left Muslims reeling.

“As Muslims, we condemn the planning or committing of any acts of violence or terrorism,” Kaleem added. “We are particularly appalled by the prospect of random violence against our families, our friends and our neighbors in public areas.”

Thank you, Bilal Kaleem. I like a concerned American who isn’t afraid to speak out. I assume you know there are countries were you would put your life in danger, saying things like that
And yes, thank you Bilal Kaleem, and every other American muslim who actually gives a damn about being an American, and living in a free society. Problem is, we're expected to believe that NOBODY at the mosque, NOBODY in the muslim community Mehanna was a part of knew anything about this? After the cases where somebody has been caught planning mass murder and the mosque and community insisted it was all faked, no truth to it, none of them went to the cops with a warning? Thing is, we know there are far too many in the mosques and communities who may not personally approve of such, but won't raise a damn finger to stop it. And we cannot ignore it. Just like we cannot ignore the members like the porcine-loving Duane who make it plain that they hate anyone not muslim.

I've got a headache, and I'm pissed, and I'm tired, physically and mentally. And really, really sick of our PC-at-any-cost media and politicians and these traitors in our midst.

It has to be asked: does this President actually give a rat's ass

about the troops? At all? For anything except a photo op?

The President's official spokesjerk is either a fool

or a downright horrible liar:
"I will continue to say what I've said before. You hear in this debate, you hear analogies, you hear references to, you see pictures about and depictions of individuals that are truly stunning, and you hear it all the time. People -- imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had somebody walked around with images of Hitler.
Apparently all the pictures and posters and dolls of Bush made up as a Nazi or with a swastika on his face and so forth didn't really happen or something.

Everyone who votes for Pelosi's bill

should be dragged into the street and horsewhipped.
Today, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee Dave Camp (R-MI) released a letter from the non-partisan Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) confirming that the failure to comply with the individual mandate to buy health insurance contained in the Pelosi health care bill (H.R. 3962, as amended) could land people in jail. The JCT letter makes clear that Americans who do not maintain “acceptable health insurance coverage” and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax (generally 2.5% of income), are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.

Well, hell, THIS

is not encouraging.

You know, every time I think of the FBI saying

they never opened an 'official investigation' of the murdering scumbag, it pisses me off even more.

Over at Advice Goddess, in the comments to this post you have variations on this one:
So you really think it's a good idea for the government to surveill individual political speech and open formal investigations based on the content of that speech?
Which overlooks a very important point: He's a serving officer in the United States Military, not just some guy spouting off. When you put on that uniform and take that oath, you know damned well that things you might say as a civilian with no harm WILL have an effect on your career. And the Army and the FBI fell flat on this because there are two very good reasons for a formal investigation to have been made:
First, if he actually held these views, it very much affected his ability to serve, and affected every troop he had power over, and
Second, if he did not say them, and if he was not the author of the posts, he needed to be cleared of the suspicion.
But they didn't properly investigate, and no proper action was taken, and it's likely all these people are dead and wounded because of it. I'm with Peters, heads should roll. They'd better.

And for those PC-obsessed officers and gummint weenies who'll play the "We mustn't be nasty to muslims" card, guess what? If this guy had been investigated and dealt with, there might have been a news story and some bitching, but that'd have been it; NOW you have the fallout of a muslim left in a place he shouldn't have been because you effed up and people are dead. You actually think this is better?

Here's a judge who needs a boot inserted rectally to jar his brain

into working:
Paul and Theresa Taylor were married for 17 years. He was an engineer for Boston's public-works department, while she worked in accounting at a publishing company. They had three children, a weekend cottage on the bay and a house in the suburbs, on a leafy street called Cranberry Lane. In 1982, when they got divorced, the split was amicable. She got the family home; he got the second home. Both agreed "to waive any right to past, present or future alimony."

But recently, more than two decades after the divorce, Ms. Taylor, 64, told a Massachusetts judge she had no job, retirement savings or health insurance. Earlier this year, the judge ordered Mr. Taylor, now 68 and remarried, to pay $400 per week to support his ex-wife
Bovine-effing- excrement from a clapped-out bull. Ms. Taylor is a bitch, and the judge is a moron. There is no damned way for her to legitimately argue this, period.

Tar, feathers, rail...

Speaking of socializing medicine,

I wonder if the politicians in charge and the bureaucrats who'd manage it have considered something:
Sooner or later, someone is going to be told "Yes, you mother/father/wife/husband needs this surgery, but since they're 69 they're past the age at which the formula allows them to have it. So they'll be given medication instead" and is going to react. Badly. And since it's the bureaucrat telling them "They're going to die and get out of the way, but we'll make them comfortable" it'll probably be the bureaucrat who winds up bleeding.

Or, quite possibly, it'll be one of the politicians who assured us "This is a wonderful plan, now shut up and take the medicine you're told to" who winds up, ah, suffering. And the potential from there is for things to become very interesting for a lot of bureaucrats and politicians.

Socialism has an almost magical quality:

it can make anything rare, and blame it on capitalism/ists.
CARACAS -- Compulsory cuts in water supplies began Monday in this city and other areas of Venezuela, leaving residents and businesses with little choice but to do without for periods of up to 48 hours at a stretch. The objective of all this is to slash consumption by 20% because water is in short supply.

The cause of the shortages is a matter of dispute. For President Hugo Chavez, who's now in his tenth year in power, the root problem
(here it comes) lies in the shortcomings of capitalism. "With what do they fill the swimming pools of the rich?" he recently demanded to know. "With the water that they deny to the poor barrios. This is the capitalism of the lack of feelings, the lack of humanity."
Please note: this little commie has been in power for ten years, and he's still blaming 'capitalism' for every problem he's caused or made worse. Even though
...That said, water taps in poor districts are known to run indefinitely, or until they dry up, because nobody can turn them off.

Which raises the other villain of this piece. The government's critics claim that the real cause of the trouble is years, if not decades, of inadequate maintenance, or none at all. Be that as it may, Hitcher says the shortages will be in force until the official end of the dry season (which in prior days would soon be getting underway) in May next year
So the Glorious Socialist Gummint of Venezuela doesn't bother to, or can't, maintain the water systems. But- of course!- it's The Capitalists At Fault, So Don't Blame The Revolution.
But the problem isn't just water but electricity, too. This is an important consideration given that electricity is used to pump water from street level to water tanks on the roofs of apartment and office blocks.
While a program of power cuts apparently isn't officially on the cards -- or at least not yet -- Chavez has decreed into existence a new Electric Energy Ministry to oversee austerity measures. These will include measures to cut consumption including, it's said, a supposedly much less glitzy line in what's permitted in the way of street decorations during the approaching festive season
Which means Chavez will use this as an excuse to seize more private property and businesses and tighten his hold over people, and he'll be a good little Castro buttmonkey and blame everyone else- the US at the top of the list- for the problem. Venezuela is rich in oil, but they're short of power? Gee, I wonder why... Which brings us to
Again, there's argument about the cause of this strife. Officials point to sharply surging electricity demand, which they estimate is rising at an annual rate of six percent. Others say the real problem is on the supply side of the equation and, again, they argue that the cause of this is a poor investment record. "Years of not enough investment and lack of maintenance to the distribution lines and power generations systems," says Bottome.

The government, which nationalized electricity in 2007, appears to have taken this on board. Officials say $18 billion is to be invested to put things right and boost generation capacity by MW10,480 by 2014.
Uh huh. Except that, being run by a bunch of socialists, the money will disappear, capitalists will be blamed, and things will fall further behind.

But Obama assures us that Chavez is a great leader, and soon monkeys will fly out of his ass and start turning the turbines soon will make it all better. Just like Obama will make health care all better by taking control of it.

Such a comforting thought, isn't it?

Friday, November 06, 2009

One more thought from Tam, this one on the terrorist attack

at Fort Hood:
3) The cherry on the icing of the cake of the night was the mealy-mouthed General Cone simpering from the lectern about "We don't go armed around here, this is our home," which caused me to look at the loaded pistol on the nightstand in bafflement.

Another fine phrase from Tam, this time referring to

actors who seem to think they have some moral standing to lecture us on, well, everything:
Lastly, we circle back around to one of the big problems in our society, which is the idea that line-memorizing clothes horses have anything more valid to say about politics, science, or current events than the hippie on the street corner with a guitar case. The Romans had the right position in society for actors: Above cesspit cleaners, but not as well-respected as a decent whore.

The murdering little jihadi fornicator of swine was brought down

by Sgt. Kimberly Munley. Hit multiple times and she still stood her ground and made the shots. She needs to be properly recognized for getting the job done.

Ralph Peters
has some words for the Army brass who fell down on the job.
Now 12 soldiers and a security guard lie dead. 31 soldiers were wounded, 28 of them seriously. If heads don’t roll in this maggot’s chain of command, the Army will have shamed itself beyond moral redemption.

There’s another important issue, too. How could the Army allow an obviously incompetent and dysfunctional psychiatrist to treat our troubled soldiers returning from war? An Islamist whacko is counseled for arguing with veterans who’ve been assigned to his care? And he’s not removed from duty? What planet does the Army live on?

For the first time since I joined the Army in 1976, I’m ashamed of its dereliction of duty. The chain of command protected a budding terrorist who was waving one red flag after another. Because it was safer for careers than doing something about him.

Get ready for the apologias. We’ve already heard from the terrorist’s family that "he’s a good American." In their world, maybe he is.

But when do we, the American public, knock off the PC nonsense?

I'm sure Mr. Peters is aware that a lot of people don't buy it, many never did; the problem is sticking a cattle prod sufficiently far up the ass of the politicians to give them the message that we're tired of it.

Or maybe we should just go with the tar, feathers and ropes; it'd be simpler, and far more certain.

So some Evil Party members aren't real trusting of Pelosi's intentions

and Pelosi is a liar; anyone surprised about either of those?
The White House and the congressional leadership saw this coming, and it is why Speaker Nancy Pelosi is force-marching her health bill to a vote tomorrow. She's not about to give her members time to absorb the ugly results, or to be further rattled by next week's Veteran's Day break, when they go home for a repeat of the August furies. If not now, she knows, maybe never.
Yeah, can't let the minions hear the words of the people who actually vote, and pay the bills, y'know; might make them less minioney.
Look for it, nonetheless, to be a squeaker. A lot of Democrats are getting a sneaky suspicion Mrs. Pelosi is willing to sacrifice their seats on the altar of liberal government health care. Combined with the election results and Mr. Obama's falling poll numbers, this is no recipe for loyalty. Hello, tipping point. Hello, even crazier Washington

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the speaker will not allow the final language of the health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor, despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.

On September 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she was "absolutely" committed to putting the text of the final House bill online for 72 hours before the House votes:

TWS: Madam Speaker, do you support the measure to put the final House bill online for 72 hours before it's voted on at the very end?

PELOSI: Absolutely. Without question.

But tonight, when asked if Speaker Pelosi will leave the bill online for 72 hours after we see what's in the rule, Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly replied in an email: "No; [the] pledge was to have manager’s amendment online for 72 hours, and we will do that."

Apparently Pelosi's agreement to leave the "final" bill online "at the very end" of the process wasn't such a straightforward pledge.
Hmmm. Socialist politician lies. Surprised I'm not.

Either very badly worded, or an admission of idiocy

I asked what the policy was about having cameras in the office. "Only credentialed media. And I'm sure you know about the rules in the House regarding credentialed press," he replied. Were media cameras allowed into the office? "Yes, throughout the day." But what was the impetus about having her remove her own camera? "It was a decision we made. There was no reasoning behind it."
Kind of like an awful lot of what comes out of Congress, huh?

A bit of commentary on the Obama actions on Honduras

The bottom line: the Obama team picked the wrong horse, found itself in a diplomatic dead end, found a mechanism to abandon its failed gambit, and now supports elections — the very position that the Honduran interim government and the administration’s critics have been urging from the beginning. Well, in fairness, it is a display of diplomatic genius compared with Obama’s Middle East policy.

A little more on the murdering muslim slimeball* at Fort Hood (updated)

Patterico's thoughts:
"Regardless of what Hasan’s motivation turns out to be, this information is relevant to the overall assessment. It could turn out that Hasan’s motivations have nothing to do with the war or Islam. Based on what I’m reading tonight, that appears unlikely . . . but I’m not jumping to any conclusions.

But the fact that we don’t know his motivations yet with crystal clarity is no excuse for burying the facts I have just related to you. As we try to figure out what’s going on, those facts matter. If you read Hot Air (or this site) you’re learning those facts. If you read the L.A. Times, they are being hidden from you.

And it’s quite clear why: political correctness. The L.A. Times will bury this as long as they can — probably until they’re embarrassed into revealing it due to its clear relevance. They will applaud themselves for being sober and cautious — something they would never do if the shooter were an aficionado of Rush Limbaugh instead of Allah and anti-American rants."
From what I'm hearing and reading, a lot of other major media is refusing to mention these non-pc things; so much better to blame the Army and the other soldiers for 'bullying', etc. For instance,
The evasiveness of media in the immediate wake of the Fort Hood murders is astonishing. The ABC’s Lisa Millar opened her midday report claiming to have “learned quite a lot about the gunman”, then revealed very little of it – apart from that Malik Nadal Hasan had “attracted a lot of harassment because of his last name” and “family background”. This came about, Millar reported, despite Hasan being born and raised in the US. Not mentioned in eight minutes of coverage: Hasan’s faith, which in a case like this is surely of interest. America’s ABC eventually gets around to it, after listing various other biographical details. In descending order of interest to that network:• Hasan was an “army psychiatrist”
• He’d trained in Maryland
• He didn’t get good reports while assigned to Walter Reed
• He wasn’t married
• No kids
• His parents came from Jordan

Oh, and by the way …

• A cousin describes him as “a pious lifelong Muslim”.

Two more things I'll note: the first from this article:
An imam from a mosque Hasan regularly attended said Hasan, a lifelong Muslim, was a committed soldier, gave no sign of extremist beliefs and regularly wore his uniform at prayers.
Well, imam, to put this bluntly, I don't believe you; we've heard too many imams say the same type of thing about people caught making plans for mass murder, the imam often being a slimeball who'd been preaching "Death to the Great Satan" and so forth. Your group in general has used up all presumption of truth.

Second, something I can't quite describe:
"I was confused and just shocked," said Spc. Jerry Richard, 27, who works at the center but was not on duty during the shooting. "Overseas you are ready for it. But here you can't even defend yourself."
It's a sorry fact, and it sucks.

Update: Found this at Malkin:
U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Republican from Austin, was briefed by military officials and said Hasan had taken some unusual classes for someone studying about mental health.

“He took a lot of extra classes in weapons training, which seems a little odd for a psychiatrist,” McCaul said
Which indicates to me that he deliberately worked up to this, planned for it.

*And yes, I am out of all patience and tolerance for these people

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Can this bastard not even make a statement

deploring or condemning the murders without throwing this other crap in? And FIRST, at that?

I'm taking a break from the Fort Hood murders to post on something much happier

I met the new daughter-in-law. Very smart, capable, and that picture did not do her justice; this girl is seriously pretty. And she and son can talk cars and engine & tranny mods(I got lost in part of it, that's not been one of my big interests). I think he got a real good one.

If you haven't heard about the Fort Hood murders,

here's some places with info:
This Ain't Hell
I just linked to TAH main because you really ought to scroll down and see what the parasites and 'journalists' are doing with this.

The parasites:
Doug Zachary is another one of those Vietnam Veterans Against the War who never went to Vietnam - he got booted from the Marines for being a derelict. Now he’s an IVAW straphanger - he hangs out where he smells money. Here’s the email he sent out to friends to raise money for “Under the Hood Cafe”, the anti-war coffee house in Killeeen, TX outside the Fort Hood gate;
and the 'journalists':
Despite all the evidence this guy never deployed and was in fact a mental health professional, CNN is gamely driving on by interviewing a psychiatrist about the mental health issues faced by returning veterans.

HEY SHITDICKS- look at the actual shooter and stop maligning my brothers and sisters in arms who served overseas
and remember that part about 'mental health professional', because
“I’m very upset. I’m at the point of tears,” said Paul Sullivan, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, who lives in Austin.

“We warned the military about this. We warned the military about the need to increase the number of mental health care providers. We warned the military about lowering recruiting standards, about the medical exams for soldiers coming back from the war and needing mental health care and brain injury exams.”

I guess they're taking a page from Rahm, can't let a crisis go to waste.

And since we're sure to be told it's a 'tragedy' and so forth, let's take note of this from Driscoll:
Hunt said his son told him he loaded up many of the wounded and drove them to the hospital. The wounded relayed what they saw inside when the shooting happened.

“They were telling him that one guy was shouting something in Arabic while he was shooting,” Tom Hunt said. “He couldn’t say much more than that.”

Update: Shepard Smith of Fox News interviews a former colleague of Hasan at the psych ward at Fort Hood who claims Hasan made statements along the lines of “Maybe the Muslims could stand up and fight against the aggressor”, as the person who uploaded the clip to YouTube notes:
And, if this is true, there should be heads rolling:
Federal law enforcement officials say the suspected Fort Hood, Texas, shooter had come to their attention at least six months ago because of Internet postings that discussed suicide bombings and other threats.The officials say the postings appeared to have been made by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who was killed during the shooting incident that left least 11 others dead and 31 wounded. The officials say they are still trying to confirm that he was the author. They say an official investigation was not opened.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case.

One of the Web postings that authorities reviewed is a blog that equates suicide bombers with a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the lives of his comrades

Number one, anybody who calls this a 'tragedy' should be kicked in the nuts; this was a mass murder, committed by a follower of the Religion of Submission('Peace' my ass); this was an atrocity, a terrorist attack. And I want a really good answer why there was no official investigation opened; bullshit excuses need not apply.

Also need not apply, the FBI & Co. announcing that "He had no known links to ( ), so it was not considered a terrorist attack."

Posted before, but worth a repeat:

AK vs. AR vs. MN
Stuff you know if you have an AK Stuff you know if you have an AR Stuff you know if you have a Mosin Nagant
It works though you have never cleaned it. Ever. You have $9 per ounce special non-detergent synthetic Teflon infused oil for cleaning. It was last cleaned in Berlin in 1945.
You are able to hit the broad side of a barn from inside. You are able to hit the broad side of a barn from 600 meters. You can hit the farm from two counties over.
Cheap mags are fun to buy. Cheap mags melt. What's a mag?
Your safety can be heard from 300 meters away. You can silently flip off the safety with your finger on the trigger. What's a safety?
Your rifle comes with a cheap nylon sling. Your rifle has a 9 point stealth tactical suspension system. You rifle has dog collars.
Your bayonet makes a good wire cutter. Your bayonet is actually a pretty good steak knife. Your bayonet is longer than your leg.
You can put a .30" hole through 12" of oak, if you can hit it. You can put one hole in a paper target at 100 meters with 30 rounds. You can knock down everyone else's target with the shock wave of your bullet going downrange.
When out of ammo your rifle will nominally pass as a club. When out of ammo, your rifle makes a great wiffle bat. When out of ammo, your rifle makes a supreme war club, pike, boat oar, tent pole, or firewood.
Recoil is manageable, even fun. What's recoil? Recoil is often used to relocate shoulders thrown out by the previous shot.
Your sight adjustment goes to "10", and you've never bothered moving it. Your sight adjustment is incremented in fractions of minute of angle. Your sight adjustment goes to 12 miles and you've actually tried it.
Your rifle can be used by any two bit nation's most illiterate conscripts to fight elite forces worldwide. Your rifle is used by elite forces worldwide to fight two bit nations' most illiterate conscripts. Your rifle has fought against itself and won every time.
Your rifle won some revolutions. Your rifle won the Cold War. Your rifle won a pole vault event.
You paid $350. You paid $900. You paid $59.95.
You buy cheap ammo by the case. You lovingly reload precision crafted rounds one by one. You dig your ammo out of a farmer's field in Ukraine and it works just fine.
You can intimidate your foe with the bayonet mounted. You foes laugh when you mount your bayonet. You can bayonet your foe on the other side of the river without leaving the comfort of your hole.
Service life, 50 years. Service life, 40 years. Service life, 100 years, and counting.
It's easier to buy a new rifle when you want to change cartridge sizes. You can change cartridge sizes with the push of a couple of pins and a new upper. You believe no real man would dare risk the ridicule of his friends by suggesting there is anything but 7.62x54r.
You can repair your rifle with a big hammer and a swift kick. You can repair your rifle by taking it to a certified gunsmith, it's under warranty! If your rifle breaks, you buy a new one.
You consider it a badge of honor when you get your handguards burst into flames. You consider it a badge of honor when you shoot a sub-MOA 5 shot group. You consider it a badge of honor when you cycle 5 rounds without the aid of a 2x4.
After a long day the range you relax by watching "Red Dawn". After a long day at the range you relax by watching "Blackhawk Down". After a long day at the range you relax by visiting the chiropractor.
After cleaning your rifle you have a strong urge for a stiff shot of Vodka. After cleaning your rifle you have a strong urge for hotdogs and apple pie. After cleaning your rifle you have a strong urge for shishkabob.
You can accessorize you rifle with a new muzzle brake or a nice stock set. Your rifle's accessories are eight times more valuable than your rifle. Your rifle's accessory is a small tin can with a funny lid, but it's buried under an apartment building somewhere in Budapest.
Your rifle's finish is varnish and paint. Your rifle's finish is Teflon and high tech polymers. Your rifle's finish is low grade shellac, cosmoline and Olga's toe nails.
Your wife tolerates your autographed framed picture of Mikhail Kalashnikov. Your wife tolerates your autographed framed picture of Eugene Stoner. You're not sure there WERE cameras to photograph Sergei Mosin.
Late at night you sometimes have to fight the urge to hold your rifle over your head and shout "Wolverines!" Late at night you sometimes have to fight the urge to clear your house, slicing the pie from room to room. Late at night, you sometimes have to fight the urge to dig a fighting trench in the the yard to sleep in.

For extra credit, go look at the shirt

Yeah, 'space' is why they don't want Reagan's portrait

But as he rushed to finish the portraits, Twitchell said he was told by organizers that he could leave one of the paintings in his studio: There was no room for both.

"They said there would only be room for one and they just assumed it would be Kennedy," the disappointed artist said this week as he continued to work at putting the final touches on the Reagan one
But Jampol said presidential preferences never played a role.

"I would take either one," he said. "It's just really a space issue, and Kent happened to do the Kennedy one first."

Am I the only one thinking "Bullshit!" ?

Standard current Democrat policy: lie about what you're doing

and lie about your justification:
...What does the Constitution say? To provide for the health, welfare and the defense of the country.”
Someone must have pointed out that the word 'health appears nowhere in that document. So they went to
James O’Connor, Burris’s communications director, later told that although the word “health” does not appear anywhere in the Constitution, the senator was referring to the Preamble of the Constitution…
Uh, no. Here's the preamble:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
I'm guessing they're claiming that 'general Welfare' translates to "We have the power to order you to get what insurance we decide on, and fine and tax the life out of you if you don't." At least under their 'living document' bullcrap. I'd guess that's what Pelosi meant when someone asked her where Congress got the authority to mandate insurance and she got that shocked look on her face(maybe the only one it can show anymore) and said "Are you serious?" Twice.

State officials deliberately underestimated the cost

of Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s plan to lure green energy companies to Oregon with big taxpayer subsidies, resulting in a program that cost 40 times more than unsuspecting lawmakers were told, an investigation by The Oregonian shows.

Warren Buffet, proponent of higher taxes

that he then makes every effort to avoid having to pay. As I recall, when he was pushing for death taxes on estates, someone dug around and found that he had put billions of what will be his estate in shelters and investments specifically to avoid having to pay the taxes he thinks everyone else should pay.

Up in Canada, the bill to repeal the long gun registry

is moving right along.

Damn, if they've found this many,

how many other schools are doing/did 'Praise the Dear Leader' shows?

An interesting comparison of Hollywood and Islam

at Instapunk. Including
The second point has to do with the real bond between Hollywood and Islam -- the twisted sexuality that has produced both the casting couch and honor killings, ...

May add to this later, some thinking to do

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

To start with, I guess you could call this

'trolling'. Technically.

And Chris talks about Finland and Finns. That the proper name would be Suomi, among other things, and as a reference to the Winter War and the general dumbness of starting a fight with them he has this(which I posted once before, but it's worth another):

There's a bill in Canada to dump the worthless(and hugely expensive) long gun registry; take note of this:
There are a lot of anti-C-391 pieces appearing in the media this morning, some of it making flagrantly untruthful claims such as that C-391 is going to dismantle the licensing system or that if it passes the police will have no way to tell whether somebody owns a gun.
Yep, it's an international standard: the hoplophobes lie.(personal thought: it's nobody's damned business, cops included, if I own a gun. Or two)

The People's Republic of MA; wonderful frikkin' place, isn't it?

Yes, the brave artistic types in Hollywood; the courage just overflows, doesn't it?(kind of like Yale University...)

I've got some stuff to clean up and put away; son & new daughter-in-law are on leave and coming up tomorrow. Be nice while I'm away.

"Do not place your finger in places where the manual says


Speaking of "I see racism EVERYWHERE!!!" morons,

African-American politicians have long complained that they’re treated unfairly when ethical issues arise. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are still fuming over Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to oust then-Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) from the House Ways and Means Committee in 2006, and some have argued that race plays a role in the ongoing efforts to remove Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) from his chairmanship of that committee.
Let's see, Jefferson was caught on tape taking bribes, was caught with the cash, but booting him off the committee was 'race-based'. Rangel is a corrupt tax-dodging dirtbag, but investigating him is 'racist'.

These people are flat disgusting.

And the EUnuchs take over

So ends an eight-year journey. The treaty started life as a constitution but it was rejected by the French and Dutch. It was re-born as a treaty although it was largely the same document. It had been shorn of some references that implied Europe was growing closer to being a federal state.

The British goverment, who promised the people a vote, changed its mind. The treaty was described as a technical change that did not require a referendum. All the indications were that the British people wanted their say and most likely would have rejected the treaty
And so the backstabbing power-hungry socialists have taken over. I can hope, 'For now', but I'm not holding my breath.

Whereas over here,
In sum: A bad night for advocates of gun show restrictions. Another fine night (as were election nights 2006 and 2008) for Democrats with A ratings from NRA. And good news for Second Amendment advocates in blue New Jersey and purple Virginia.
I guarantee, the politicians pushing that 'small arms' treaty don't like this at all.

I can see Obama not wanting word on this to get out,

but to claim keeping it quiet was for 'national security' reasons?
The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked. It's bad. It says:

* * That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn't infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.

* * That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel
And it goes on from there.

Pointed to by Insty

Still, I’m not so interested in how Gore made his fortune,

or even the ethics involved of barnstorming the planet in a first wave of scare tactics, then following up with a second wave of financial reaping from what his fear mongering had sown—but rather instead the divide between the world he advocates and the life he lives. After all, with cap-and-trade, our energy is going to go a tad higher—the rich oblivious to the cost, the poor to be recipients of government subsidized help.

To distill Gorism is to live in a 1,000 sq. ft. solar house, bike to work, and take the train on long distances; but to promote Gorism, one lives in a mansion, jets on private planes, and is chauffeured from airport to conference center—a rather heavy carbon footprint indeed. I mention that because this week he has insisted that he only invested in what he believes in and is thus not a hypocrite—sort of like a 1990s Fannie or Freddie director saying he is only taking mega-bonuses because he believes in public support for housing.
Rev. Wright is back in the news. In Animal Farm, pigs-on-two-legs fashion he is sermonizing on the joys of socialism as he is ensconced in a three-story, 10,000 sq. ft. mansion, paid for by his relatively modest flock in thanks to his virulent race-baiting (the real story of his Fox-news-aired clips was not his racism or anti-Americanism, but the standing ovations he received from his congregation for his unadulterated hate.). A Nancy Pelosi shouts slogans from the barricades, while her husband subsidizes her aristocratic liberalism through a network of arcane deal-making. Chris Dodd worries about the roguery of credit card companies while he finagles an Irish getaway “cottage” through influence peddling. The list could go on

Speaking of this kind of crap,
Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums and his wife failed to pay more than $239,000 in taxes over a three-year period and have had a lien slapped on their property by the Internal Revenue Service, public records show.

Dellums, 73, and his wife, Cynthia, 55, who acts as his unpaid adviser, are named in an IRS lien filed with the Alameda County recorder's office Oct. 14. A lien naming Ron Dellums was also filed Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C., where he lived for more than 30 years as a member of Congress and a lobbyist.

The Alameda County lien says the couple failed to pay $124,198 in federal income taxes in 2005, $66,554 in 2006 and $48,246 in 2007, the year Dellums took office as mayor
This is the man often known as Red Ron for being such a commie cheerleader.

The Pope and Nancy Pelosi

are on stage in front of a huge crowd. The Pope leans towards Mrs. Pelosi and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers, but go deep into their hearts, and for the rest of their lives whenever they speak of this day they will rejoice!"

Pelosi replied, "I seriously doubt that; with one little wave of your hand? Show me."

So the Pope slapped her.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


Cops based near Oxford in the UK have revealed that they are unable to to use flashing blue lights on their new electric car - in case it drains too much power from the battery.
Maybe they need a squirrel in a cage hooked to a generator.

Yeah, we can change the face of things...

Using newly gathered seismic data from 2005, researchers reconstructed the event to show the rift tore open along its entire 35-mile length in just days. Dabbahu, a volcano at the northern end of the rift, erupted first, then magma pushed up through the middle of the rift area and began "unzipping" the rift in both directions, the researchers explained in a statement today.

New ocean, they say in a million years or so; or maybe next week?

Be a bad time to be crossing the lowlands.

A bear killed two militants

after discovering them in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Well, crap. Dead bearing on the lathe.

It's actually a bushing, but in any case it's shot. Yes, there's a place that has parts for a Sears 109 lathe. And they cost forty dollars.


Reminder: Project Valour-IT funraiser is on

Take a look here; lots of ways other than direct donation to help

Somebody ask Newt if this is the action

of a good Republican Party member who could have been trusted in office. And just how he feels now about having gone out on a limb for this turncoat. And just look who she's working with:
Patrick Gaspard, who has a long history of working with ACORN-affiliated organizations, was behind the scenes this weekend persuading former GOP candidate Scozzafava to endorse democrat Bill Owens in the NY-23 race.
The Washington Post reported:

And as for her "I've always been a Republican" words,
Scozzafava had already taped robocalls in support of Bill Owens by Sunday night. Her husband, a top union official, was in talks months ago with Democratic operatives about her switching parties.
Yeah, Newt, you were pushing a really good one, there.

Among the reasons I wouldn't vote for Romney is- again- that(far as I know) he's still pushing this horrible statist mess as a 'good idea conservatives should like'. His past hostility toward the 2nd is enough on its own, really; add this to it...

It must be nice not to be one of the peasants.

If I saw that coming out of the woods at night, I'd shoot it.

What was that line, 'From tiny ACORNs, mighty corruption grows'?
A City Council hopeful won’t cough up documents related to whether the Working Families Party is scamming the campaign finance system — because the case could involve “criminal liability,” according to documents released yesterday.

The bombshell development was revealed at a court hearing where lawyers for the WFP and the campaign of Staten Island candidate Debi Rose tried to get a suit against them tossed.

Former Giuliani administration Deputy Mayor Randy Mastro, the lawyer opposing the Rose campaign, called it an “extraordinary development.”

So Russia was practicing for another invasion of Poland, including nuke drills; hasn't Obama done a wonderful job with them?

Son starts leave today, so in a few days should meet the new daughter-in-law for the first time. And the lathe is acting odd, so- after some shopping and cleaning- I need to work on it. See you later.

Line of the Day: If Obama’s skin was any thinner,

he’d have a reservoir tip on the top of his head.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Due to circumstances somewhat beyond my control,

but which I'm not bitching about, I had a chance to try something I'd never had before: Bushmill's 16-year old single-malt.

If you look at their site there's a bunch of verbiage about 'treacle, toffee and something' about the taste; I'll just say this stuff is good. Very good.

To you know who you are: my taste buds thank you.

The jungle is full of hazards

Sleep was impossible. You would spend an hour in your tent, bashing everything you could find over the head with a shoe until you were convinced all was well, and then you’d lie down and close your eyes and, within a minute, you’d sense that a JCB was driving up your leg. This is extremely frightening.

Bashing rainforest insects over the head with a shoe is pointless. It just makes them sad. Setting them alight doesn’t work either.

At one point I ignited the spray from a can of deodorant and used the whole lot on a particularly stubborn cockroach that looked a bit like Sean Connery. Only with curly hair. Net result: he survived intact, I smelt nasty the next day and my tent caught fire

Why dogs hate Halloween

Yes, you; you know who I'm talking to, you're responsible for things like this.

You should be ashamed.

I was taken to task the other day for my comments about Obama showing up

to salute the returning dead; the commenter thought I was nit-picking. Well, I found this at Stormbringer:
Friday afternoon I became aware of some facts: Barack Obama showed up at Dover AFB at 1230 and hung around until 0445; he asked all the families if he could be photographed beside their family members remains as they were being unloaded. 17 of the 18 families refused; so he hung around until he finally got permission; then he got the photo and he was out of there.

So what's going on here?

A) Obama went to Dover AFB to honor the dead, and he brought along the Whitehouse press pool & photographers to witness the event,

B) the President of the United States waited planeside for over four hours in order to receive a family's permission to be photographed saluting their boy's casket, and

C) a man with zero military experience is photographed executing a picture perfect parade-ground salute right out of Field Manual 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremony . . .

At STORMBRINGER we don't believe in coincidences, especially triple redundancy coincidences. Obama is a very shrewd operator; that everything he does is carefully calculated for pure political benefit.

'It was necessary to release the Lockerbie bomber for compassionate reasons'

The health of the Lockerbie bomber has "not deteriorated" since his release from prison three months ago – despite doctors' assessments that he would have died by now, a senior source has told The Sunday Telegraph.
And about those assessments,
But Prof Sikora admitted that the Libyans had encouraged him to conclude that Megrahi had just three months to live following his examination.

"The figure of three months was suggested as being helpful [by the Libyans]," he said. "To start with I said it was impossible to do that but, when I looked at it, it looked as though it could be done – you could actually say that."

While one of the doctors in the team was apparently 'more vague' about putting a limit on Megrahi's life expectancy, a third doctor, Professor Ibrahim Sharif, a Libyan oncologist from the Tripoli Medical Centre, agreed Megrahi had 'about three months'.

Other doctors have been reluctant to put a specific time-frame on life expectancy in patients suffering prostate cancer

To the justice minister of Scotland Kenny MacAskill: Fuck you, you miserable little socialist terrorist suckup. And the same to every sorry politician from Gordon Brown on down who had a part in this.

Handloading is great;

if you watch what you're doing. Every Single Time. Otherwise...

I guess Obama's so busy trying to help keep that sleaze Corzine in office

it's no wonder it may take a few weeks more for him to make up his damn mind:
President Barack Obama is still weeks away from deciding whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, the White House said Sunday amid pressure from lawmakers to settle on a war strategy despite muddled politics and concerns of corruption in Kabul.

Top White House advisers said Obama's painstaking review, ongoing since early September, would not be hampered by Sunday's announcement from the top challenger in the Afghan presidential runoff election that he would withdraw from a race he was likely to lose.

"I expect the president will make a decision within weeks," senior Obama adviser David Axelrod said. "As you know, he has gone through a very rigorous process because the goal here is not just to make an arithmetic judgment about the number of troops, but to make sure that we have the right strategy."

'Rigorous process', huh? And it's still going to take weeks longer?

Yeah, that Hopey!Changey! is working out real well, isn't it?

I wonder how long it took before the Democrats in WA hit the phone

screaming to Obama to make that nasty company stay in their state and be screwed?
Wednesday the company announced they were going to ignore the demands of the Washington Machinists Union and go with a non-union shop in South Carolina to build their future 787 Dreamliner. The stock price went decisively upwards.

The 2008 strike was Boeing’s fourth in just two decades, and, at 57 days, the longest since the 69-day strike in 1995, which “poisoned morale for years.” According to the AP, the 2008 strike cost Boeing $100 million a day in deferred revenue and postponement of the 787. That kind of loss won’t be recouped for years.

Boeing’s final offer to the machinists prior to last year’s strike included a 14 percent monthly pension increase, a 2008 lump-sum bonus worth about $3,900 on average, a generous new incentive-pay plan and other perks. All told, Boeing estimated the package was worth an additional $34,000 in extra compensation to the machinists over three years.

But it wasn’t enough.
I'd imagine a lot of the sane union people are sitting somewhere saying "We're screwed, and these idiots did it. I wonder if we could move?"

Hey, Newt, is this the kind of 'party loyalty' you were demanding of people?

PROVING HER CRITICS RIGHT: Scozzafava Endorses Democrat.
So the only question is whether this is just what a RINO she is, or if she's mad that she can't get the office and is pissing on the people who wouldn't support her?

To borrow a comment from Insty, UPDATE: Reader Erik Fortune writes: “Scozzafava hasn’t just proven her critics right, she’s also made fools of the GOP establishment that backed her. The establishment argument for supporting Scozzafava boiled down to an appeal to party loyalty, and Scozzafava just demonstrated that she has none. Gingrich et al asked voters to compromise their values on behalf of a candidate who turned on them the first chance she got. The voters won’t forget that.” Ouch.

Among other things, we have a preview

of government-run health care:
Major Diana Haynie, a spokesman for the Joint Task Force at Gitmo, explained the decision this way.
"Detainees at JTF Guantanamo are considered to be at higher risk and therefore they will be offered the H1N1 vaccination."

Really? Higher risk than who? Pregnant women are six times more likely than others to have a fatal bout of swine flu -- and yet some of them have been unable to get a shot. The shortage is so severe that state and local health officials have been forced to cancel and reschedule vaccination clinics, and to adjust their strategies about who gets a shot and when. According to this article:
'Higher risk' my ass; this is the kind of political bullshit the health care system already has too much of, and if Pelosi & Reid & Obama(LLC) get their way, it'll be how everything is run.

Speaking of giving terrorists & their buttmonkeys extra lattitude, the flying imams have now had a judge give them a pass for deliberately acting to scare hell out of a planeload of people. Wonderful judges we have.

Leftie columnist Frank Rich is just horribly bent out of shape that people outside New York took an interest in the NY-23 election; no word on if he's as upset with ACORN and vote fraud. And trying to take over Oklahoma government.

By the way, did Newt Gingrich just lose his mind? Or is he such a 'The Party above all' clown now that he'll do anything to put another (technically)'R' in an office, even if they're actually a Democrat? and screw the people who actually believe in what that 'R' is supposed to stand for?

A little more on the imam the FBI whacked a few days ago.

Ok, yesterday I walked into the house with my sunglasses on, took them off, and they've performed a ninja-like feat of disappearance. As in the bastards are vanished, and I still can't find them.

I hate this crap.

The saying, as I recall, is 'The power to tax

is the power to destroy', but there's a corollary: The power to tax is the power to rob.
Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear.

Technically, it's not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one when your next paycheck arrives. As part of a bundle of budget patches adopted in the summer, the state is taking more money now in withholding, even though workers' annual tax bills won't change.

Think of it as a forced, interest-free loan: You'll be repaid any extra withholding in April. Those who would receive a refund anyway will receive a larger one, and those who owe taxes will owe less
Yeah. Right. A state that was paying refunds the past while with vouchers, which the state would not accept as payment, is going to give you a bigger refund. Uh huh. Pull the other one, etc. And I love the 'forced' part; if someone did this on the street it'd be called armed robbery, but when the government does it it's a 'forced, interest-free loan'.

The provision is one of numerous maneuvers state lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger approved in the summer to paper over the state's deficit. Many of the changes, including the extra withholding, were little noticed outside of Sacramento.
I wonder, did any of the major media professionals notice this at all? If they did, the apparently didn't bother to mention it since it was so 'little noticed'.

But(of course) at least some of the experts are saying it's no big deal:
But Stephen Levy, director of the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy, wasn't so sure.

"It's having a relatively small impact on people's income," Levy said, pointing out that many families will receive only $12 to $40 less each month
Maybe this jackass has never been there, but I've had months where losing $12 to $40 bucks would have ruined me; I(and I include back when still married and the kids were small) often finished the month with nothing as was; having that much less to start with...

And they do this at the start of the holiday shopping season; aren't they a bunch of geniuses running the People's Republic of California?