Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Baby, it's cool and wet outside

so I'm in here raising my blood pressure and laughing alternately. For the latter, from Reason, the Venn Diagram of Junk-Touchers
Yesterday happened to have some of Glenn Beck's show on for background noise, and the stand-in host was talking to a security and training guy who said we need to give TSA a break because 'they're professionals doing their job', etc.

On to the fact that a bunch of idiots of muslim persuasion take this
as reason for this:
Three of the suspects are Swedish residents and reportedly arrived in Denmark last night, and PET said the attack was to be carried out “in the coming days”.

All four suspects have Middle-Eastern or North African backgrounds.

In addition to the arrests in Copenhagen, Swedish officials arrested a fifth suspect in Stockholm at the same time.

During the arrests, Danish police found an assault rifle and silencer, ammunition, as well as plastic strips, which are often used by police as hand restraints.

According to PET, the group planned to kill as many people as possible in the building that houses Jyllands-Posten.
Over some bloody cartoons. Because the whole damn world is supposed to do whatever it takes to accommodate their tender sensitivities.

Speaking of vile dirtbags, the family of this murdered state trooper should do everything they can to pull the names of the people involved in this dirtbag being on the street out in public. And demanding to know why this piece of crap wasn't behind bars. And hounding them with the consequences of their actions. Preferably for a long, loooong time to come.

No wonder Nanny Bloomberg was so upset by people who didn't want the Ground Zero mosque built; they were defying what The Mayor and Chief Nanny wanted:
In fact, it turns out that Team Bloomberg was heavily involved in operating the political machinery needed to ensure that various regulatory agencies approved the controversial project -- which has rightly drawn the ire of many 9/11 survivors and victims' families.

Even to the point of pressing Community Board 1 to cast an approving vote -- so that the chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission could be given the "political cover" he so urgently sought before his agency denied landmark status to the existing building.
Bloomberg's community affairs commissioner even ghost-wrote a letter to CB1 on behalf of Daisy Khan, wife of mosque promoter Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Meanwhile, officials intervened to obtain permits so that prayers could be conducted at the site.

A: this is dusgusting
B: since when is 'Polish' a race?

Oh, I wish I'd seen this before Christmas!

An official staff visit by LtGen Claus is expected at this base on 25 Dec. The following directives govern activities of all personnel during the visit:

  1. Not a creature will stir without permission. This includes Officers, Warrant Officers, Staff Non-commissioned Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and mice. Marines may obtain special stirring permits for necessary tasks through the Battalion S-1 Office (See Company Office for PAR).

The lady speaks on the latest idiocy of Incompitano:
That’s right boys and girls, the groping and the porno scans that haven’t caught a single terrorist have made aviation objectively better. Because it’s really the breast feeding mothers, amputees, and nuns that were the real threat anyway.

So will there be a list of things I can and cannot carry on my person at the mall? Will I be frisked before checking into a hotel? And what if I just went to the mall and purchased a sword at that little shop near the restrooms? Or a chainsaw at Sears? Or what if the whole reason I’m staying at some hotel is for my hunting trip? Is it suddenly far too dangerous for me to keep that high-powered rifle in my hotel room?

One more example of Zero-Tolerance Idiocy in schools. Much easier to screw somebody over blindly following the rules than to actually think about what to do, isn't it? Southern Lee High School officials, you should be ashamed of yourselves. Assuming you HAVE any shame, that is.

Insty pointed to this guy; I hope he's wrong, or not right about the level. But this is beginning to sound like the backstory of Fallen Angels.

Thanks to Uncle, some of the idiot crooks out there. Couple of years ago I read a piece by a prosecutor in Texas who said it'd become policy for them to, immediately after an arrest, check Facebook and Myspace to see if the clown had an account; said it was amazing how many people posted brags on the robbery/burglary/whatever they'd just committed. Sometimes with pics or video.

Unrelated to news, I tried something new for the kitchen not long ago. I've got a FoodSaver, which has been handy, but the thing's been acting up. And I'm low on bags, which are expensive. So decided to try the Ziplock vacuum pump and bags(which were actually cheaper at a local store); so far, working great. Seal well, hold vacuum and easier to wash and reuse. Now I need to stick something steel in one and repeat the 'bury it in the garden' test.

Son started back to his base today after the Christmas visit. Mentioned this before, kids grow up and sometimes you get that odd double-vision. I remember the Sergeant as a kid with a lapful of kitten, same as I remember daughter as a 8yoa on an elephant ride where the critter kept stretching her trunk back to sniff daughter's leg, causing a large amount of giggling. Time do go by, do it not?


Arthur said...

"So decided to try the Ziplock vacuum pump and bags"

I sealed a ton of 22LR bulk packs and a bunch of primers in some of those and some in some other brand name version - they all leak a small amount and gradually lose the vacuum.

Now I just use them for short term primer storage. When I break out a 1K package of primers I seal them in the ziplock when I finish a loading session.

All the rest of my stuff gets put into ammo cans with good seals for long term storage - along with desiccant packs to keep the humidity down.

markm said...

"B: since when is 'Polish' a race?"

People who do things such as the article describes are generally too stupid to comprehend the differences between "race", "nationality", and "culture".