Thursday, August 05, 2010

As the only thing you'll hear from me for at least today,

that's one big damn lizard:
A MONSTER 6.5m crocodile had to be killed by locals in a remote Northern Territory Aborigine community because it was killing their cattle.

Jeida Francis, 23, said the croc was caught in Manangoora, an outstation 56km east of Borroloola.

"It was massive. There were three huge ones out there. One of them is still out there at the moment.
That's 21.3 feet of saltwater crocodile. Jeez.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

With all the attention to that Gurkha making postive id easier,

I dug around and found this:

I started this blog to talk about forging and metalworking,

and I have. A lot at first, less as time went by and I could do less of it. And I've also talked a lot about gun and ammo and such shooty goodness. And it's also morphed into my electronic soapbox to stand on and yell about things. Between time and the hand(better, thankyouverymuch) I've done a lot less the last few days and will be doing less over the next week or two, and it's frustrating as hell, because I want to go on at length about some of the crap I see when I check news. Like this bullshit from another "People need to pay more taxesexcept for the people who vote for me" Democrat:
One irony of the tax increase that arrives on January 1 is that the it will hit residents of high-income, Democratic-leaning states like California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York the hardest. This is a problem for pro-tax Democrats.

Enter New York Representative Jerrold Nadler, who wants to exempt his own six-figure constituents from the tax hike he supports. Mr. Nadler's bill would "require the IRS to adjust tax brackets proportionally in regions where the average cost of living is higher than the national average."

In other words, the various tax brackets would apply to residents in certain regions at higher income levels versus other parts of the country. A family with an income of $50,000 or even $1 million in Manhattan would pay less federal income tax than a family with the same earnings in Omaha. The bill is called the Tax Equity Act, but a more accurate title would be the Blue State Tax Preference Act
Just for proposing this the bastard should be tarred and feathered.

And I'd like to add a bunch to this(although it's pretty much already said):
Let's start with the left, which certainly has different motives than Klinghoffer's. The urge to lament how far today's conservatives have fallen from the "golden age" of Buckley & Co. is a now-familiar gambit. You see, this is what critics on the left always say: "If only today's conservatives were as decent or intellectual or patriotic as those of yesteryear."

The best conservatives are always dead; the worst are always alive and influential. When Buckley and Kristol, not to mention Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan, were alive, they were hated and vilified by the same sorts of people who now claim to miss the old gang. The gold standard of the dead is always a cudgel, used to beat back the living.

And you run into things like this, the guy who invented Cheese Doodles:
Yohai was born in Harlem in 1920. After he graduated from the Wharton School of business, he took a job at the Grumman aircraft factory on Long Island. During World War II, Yohai left work to enlist in the Navy and become a pilot.

His son, Robbie Yohai, of Berkeley, Calif., told Newsday, "He decided since he was making planes, he figured he could fly a plane." He said his father had never taken an airplane ride. "The first time he was ever in an airplane, he was the co-pilot."

Morrie Yohai transferred to the Marine Corps and served as a pilot in the South Pacific, transferring injured troops and cargo back and forth.
After Borden relocated to Columbus, Ohio, Yohai left the firm. He started teaching at the New York Institute of Technology, becoming the associate dean for the school of management.
In later years, Yohai studied Torah and Jewish mysticism. He took up writing, and penned more than 500 poems and published two books of poetry.

He was a member of Temple Beth El in Great Neck. His philanthropic work included founding the New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival.

Enough. In a variety of ways. See you later.

Without going into details, Bank of Oklahoma sucks

That's the bank son's been using, and they've screwed things up for the last time; once he gets back he's finding another.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Slight variation on a theme

Like most folks in this country, I have a job. I work, they pay me.

I pay my taxes & the government distributes my taxes as it sees fit.

In order to get that paycheck, in my case, I am required to pass a random urine test (with which I have no problem).

What I do have a problem with is the distribution of my taxes to people who don't have to pass a urine test.

So, here is my question: Shouldn't one have to pass a urine test to get a welfare check because I have to pass one to earn it for them?

Please understand, I have no problem with helping people get back on their feet. I do, on the other hand, have a problem with helping someone sitting on their BUTT----doing drugs while I work.

Can you imagine how much money each state would save if people had to pass a urine test to get a public assistance check?

I guess we could call the program "URINE OR YOU'RE OUT"!

It was accompanied by this:

Spent a little time sitting in back

and had a visitorWho first showed up by landing on a hammer handle about 18" from me and looking me over. A little while later he landed on the dogs water tub for a drink(the dogs drink out of the birdbath, so I guess he decided theirs was better)
And then, with a squawk and flutter
there were two. Who sat there and drank for a couple of minutes. At which point
Number Three came in. They sat there for a while longer,
drinking and resting. Then the largest hopped into the water. At which point one of the snoozing dogs rolled over and he spooked and flew, but the other two stayed for a while.

I've never had jays land that close to me at all, let alone settle in and spend some time.

I've got a few minutes, and the news is pissing me off

enough to ignore the hand, so:
Hey, why wouldn't Mayor Fenty want to go more in the hole? It's not his money being wasted.

Pastor Harrington needs a kick in the balls; one guy got hurt, relations with the cops set back badly and the dumb bastard still thinks this was a good idea... And Mayor Ballard is a real suckass politician, isn't he?

"Well, yes, it's dirty money, but we're Congress! And we need it!"

Here in OK, the 'insurance scan' camera plan is in trouble. Good.

Well, well, a bit more on Sherrod's past, brought up by the left. And it's not a nice past.

Uh, it's not an 'upgrade' when the hospital forces you to another room so as to accommodate the muslim's sense of ethics.

Well, when you give the state the power to decide if you'll be allowed to exercise your rights, you get people like Terrence B. Sheridan, superintendent of the Maryland State Police, and three members of the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board, Denis Gallagher, Seymour Goldstein and Charles M. Thomas Jr. screwing with people.

And last, this is what illegal alien supporters think of this country:
Makes you think there's a place for mortars, isn't there?

One more thing: Robb links to the scene of a cartel gunfight in Mexico; note the use of radios, ID methods, prepared ambush, body armor and that this went on for 2-3 hours. Some pictures very graphic.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Julian Assange, slimy little bastard who SHOULD be worried

Though I doubt our AG has the balls or integrity to do it, fact is the background is there that says "We can grab the bastard."

Second, here's the slimy little turd's 'protection'*:
Apparently Wikileaks is feeling the pressure because last week they posted an encrypted 1.4GB file on the site labeled simply as 'insurance'. It's believed to be the remainder of all classified US military documents they have and expected that Wikileaks allies would release the key should Assange be detained.
The only proper answer to this is grab his ass, charge him, and help anyone who takes harm because of his actions sue his ass off. Over and over and over. Screw playing games with this piece of crap.

Jeez, something smaller than the Bernardelli!

The tiny 3 grain bullet has a muzzle velocity of about 650 feet per second. That means that the gun has about 1/2 the power that an air pistol produces. The projectile is so small that it would certainly penetrate if you shot someone's bare skin, but it also means that I really can't conceive of it doing anything but pissing an attacker off.

Unless you managed to shoot his eye out, of course

Found in comments at James' place

I don't really want to, but this piece of crap Insty pointed to

just about requires comment. Short version: Rangel and Waters are facing charges mainly because the system is messed up and they didn't really do anything wrong.

Absolute effing horseshit.

If a congressman dodging taxes and violating ethics rules isn't actually 'wrong', then what the hell is it? That's a 'system' problem my ass.

On Ms. Waters, the charges relate to conflicts involving her husband's business. Unless the House is going to start hauling in every member with a potential conflict -- half of them seem to have spouses or children who are lobbyists, and the others seem to have businesses affected by tax or trade laws, government regulations, or government contracts -- it's hard to see how the House guardians of ethics are better suited to judge the matter than are the voters in Ms. Waters' district.
That's part of the damned PROBLEM, you dumbass! And I'm effing sick to death of people making excuses for this and the crooked politicians, excuses for garbage like this:
The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the high-and-mighty Waters had a personal and financial stake in Boston-based OneUnited, a minority bank that received $12 million in TARP money under smelly circumstances. The banks’ executives donated $12,500 to her congressional campaigns. Her husband, Sidney Williams, was an investor in one of the banks that merged into One United. They’ve profited handsomely from their relationship with the bank:

Oh, and if Rangel is actually all that fond of the idea that the capital gains tax should apply to only real, after-inflation gains, why the hell didn't he do something about it? He's been writing the effing tax laws he broke, hasn't he?

Bleep. Bleep. Bleep.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Remember that dirtbag 'historian' Howard Zinn?

What is important to note here is that Zinn evidently joined the Kremlin-controlled CPUSA not during the “Popular Front” era of the 1930s — when many idealists were seduced — but after the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact in which Stalin cruelly and cynically sacrificed Poland to the Nazis. Zinn was a card-carrying Commie who advocated Marxism-Leninism after the Red Army’s ”Iron Curtain” occupation of Eastern Europe, after the treachery of the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss had been revealed, and even during the height of Stalin’s anti-Semitic “Doctors’ Plot” purge!
He's lied over and over, claiming not to have been a member.

McDonald's letter references a 2000 opinion by then-Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.

who told Montgomery County police that it was legal for them to mount cameras in their police cars and record video and audio of traffic stops. Curran wrote that such recordings "could hardly be characterized as private conversations."

"Any driver pulled over by a uniformed officer in a traffic stop is acutely aware that his or her statements are being made to a police officer and, indeed, that they may be repeated as evidence in a courtroom," Curran wrote
That's nice. Now let's see the Maryland LE authorities stop acting like they're sacred and cannot be recorded by citizens.

All the crap I'm hearing about the 'Royal Wedding'

of Chelsea Clinton brings a question to mind:
Why are liberals and 'progressives' always so busy looking for a king or queen?