Friday, November 07, 2008
And that includes contacting your congresscritters and telling them to oppose the crap he's going to try to shove down our throats. Especially in the first while after the inauguration; the media suckups will be once again calling anyone who doesn't want to roll over a racist, bigot or whatever and a lot of politicians, being the weenies they are, need to be reminded we can do more than call them names: we can work to throw their ass out of that office.
Of course, a lot of Obamites will be getting disturbing news in the near future, too.
NEW YORK (CBS) ― Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to cut the city work force by 3,000, but that's just the beginning of the pain New Yorkers will feel as part of the fiscal crisis. A slew of new taxes are also on the agenda.
There will be 1,000 fewer cops, but the city will hire 200 more traffic agents to give out $60 million a year in new block-the-box tickets.
You might not be able to get a cop in an emergency, but you can get a parking ticket! Woohoo, revenue for the city!
The spending cuts mean reducing the city work force. The revenue increases mean taxes -- lots of taxes.
In the current fiscal year there's the 7 percent property tax hike that starts in January -- and the plan to renege on a promised $400 property tax rebate.
"I think the people of the city are going to be enraged," City Councilman Simcha Felder, D-Brooklyn, said. "They've been told the check is in the mail on the rebate."
Yeah, well, they stuck Bloomberg back in office, so tough. You actually thought he'd give you any of your money back?
The mayor proposed raising the income tax by either 7.5 percent or 15 percent.
Of course he did; it's what is currently called a 'liberal' always does when they have a chance.
But not everyone thinks the tax hikes will help the city's finances.
"Increasing the personal income tax would be a disaster for the city," said Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute. "It's hard to overestimate that fact. We've already got the highest local personal income tax in the nation."
Well, let's see, Massachusetts has been bleeding population and jobs due to their taxes(among other things), yet they decided against a tax cut; think the people in NYEffin'C are any smarter? Considering who they just stuck back in the mayor's office, I doubt it.
The mayor said he thought his proposals would generate some lively discussion with the City Council.
Yes, discussion which Mayor For Life Bloomberg will silence if it doesn't go his way. Ah, Comrades, you asked for it.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Bunch of effing idiots. McCain ran a lousy campaign, put off-limits legitimate subjects on which Obama could have been gone after; add to that that he'd spent years peeing on conservatives and stabbing them in the back so that their support was lukewarm at best, but she's to blame. Yeah.
I still think that McCain has bought into that 'most exclusive club in the world' crap, and one doesn't just 'go after' another member of the club, now does one? Add that to seeming to enjoy crapping on people who count on him, and it didn't exactly add up to a barn-burner candidate. But it's her fault. Yeah.
Republican party? You want me to support the party after all this and more? Screw you.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK COVERS NORTHERN...WESTERN...
CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT OVER PORTIONS
OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.
THE SLIGHT RISK IS LOCATED EAST OF A LINE FROM STILLWATER...TO
MUSTANG...TO WAURIKA OKLAHOMA.
THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE FROM 9 PM
THROUGH 2 AM.
LARGE HAIL UP TO ONE AND ONE HALF INCHES IN DIAMETER...CAPABLE OF
DAMAGING AUTOMOBILES...VEGETATION...AND THE ROOFTOPS AND WINDOWS OF
DAMAGING WIND GUSTS OF 65 TO 70 MPH.
STORM SPOTTER GROUPS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL SHOULD PLAN
FOR SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS TONIGHT...LASTING UNTIL EARLY
THURSDAY MORNING IN SOME EASTERN LOCATIONS.
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS TONIGHT. THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO FORM NEAR AND TO THE
SOUTHEAST OF A COLD FRONT. STRONG DEEP LAYER WIND SHEAR...INCLUDING
THE PRESENCE OF A SOUTHWESTERLY LOW LEVEL JET OVER THE SLIGHT RISK
AREA...WILL RESULT IN SOME STORMS BECOMING STRONG TO SEVERE. STRONG
WINDS THROUGHOUT THE DEPTH OF THE ATMOSPHERE WILL YIELD FAST MOVING
STORMS...SOME GREATER THAN 45 MPH...AND THIS WILL ENHANCE THE
POTENTIAL FOR DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.
THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT AS THE FRONT
BRINGS COOLER...STABLE AIR INTO THE REGION.
VALID THROUGH 700 AM CST THURSDAY NOV 6.
PROBABILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE
NWS NORMAN COUNTY WARNING AREA...100 PERCENT.
PROBABILITY OF SEVERE STORMS IF STORMS OCCUR...90 PERCENT.
OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER...
AN URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1045 PM
ACROSS PORTIONS OF LOGAN AND PAYNE COUNTIES RECEIVING BETWEEN ONE
AND THREE INCHES OF RAIN THIS AFTERNOON. SEE THE ADVISORY FOR
I'd like to know what they define as a 'high' risk.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
That might well be a clue to how it might pop: someone older, no family or family all grown and gone, who decides “I’ve loved this country all my life, and I’m not simply handing it over to the bastards,” and meets them head-on.
*There’s a book titled ‘Unintended Consequences’ in which a low-grade version of the rebellion happens; people start sabotaging federal agencies and equipment, and killing feds. FBI, ATF, EPA, FAA, all kinds of people who’ve used their power and authority to screw people over. Because it’s not a full-out, open battle-type rebellion, it manages to stay short of the ‘burn down the house’ level. Would it work? God knows. And I’d hate like hell to have to find out. Warts and all, this is my country, and the unintended consequences of such actions, there’s no telling what level and direction it could cause things to go. Considering the number of people who’ve revealed themselves lately as hardly being able to wait for their secular Saviour to take care of them, there’s an awful lot of people who’d say “Freedom? The Constitution? How can I worry about that if I won’t have my mortgage paid for, or I have to buy my own gas?” and would practically beg for the collar.
One interesting thing, until I looked at the tread on the new one, I didn't realize how much wear there'd been on the old tire. Not enough that it needed replacing yet(minus the hole, that is), but more than I'd thought.
These are Avon Venom tires, which I had put on two or three years ago(can't find the receipt). The shop I generally go to recommends them, and I have to say their opinion was good: the bike has quicker handling with them.
In case you're unaware of this, bike shops charge more to change a tire if you drive the bike in than if you just bring the wheels, which is one reason why I took the wheel off and hauled it in.
No riding this afternoon, though; high winds, strong gusts and a fair chance of rain, so truck to work again tonight.
A majority of voters(minus the God-knows-what numbers of fraudulent votes) chose a marxist dictator wannabe as President. I wouldn't mind them getting what's going to come, but I greatly resent them dragging the rest of us along with them.
Speaking of which, Insty linked to this post by Steven den Beste that sums it up nicely. Especially one part:
1. It is no longer possible for anyone to deny that the MSM is heavily biased. The MSM have been biased for decades but managed an illusion of fairness. That is no longer possible; the MSM have squandered their credibility during this campaign. They'll never get that credibility back again.
I agree, with one caveat: a lot of the miserable excuses for reporters involved in this are hoping desperately for the Evil Party to push through a 'Fairness' Doctrine to strangle their competition; they hope if it happens, it won't matter that people don't trust them because there'll be many fewer other sources for information. The other day that dirtbag Schumer(D/Slimeball-NY) was on some show pushing for such doctrine and basically comparing speech and reporting that opposes what he likes to pornography in that 'it needs to be regulated'; there'll be a lot more of that garbage coming.
I think we need to lean on the Rep's and Senators that don't want to be good little commissars for the Obamessiah to stand against him when he pushes some of the garbage he'll try to get shoved through fast. Whether out of principle(for those who actually hold to such things) or out of fear of being thrown out of the office(the rest of the bastards), they have to hold the line and fight him.
From what I've heard to today the word is split between "He will have to act as a centrist to get anything done" and "He appointed that cockroach Emanual his chief of staff; what does that tell you about how 'centrist' he'll be?" I lean toward the latter; they'll push real hard to shove a whole pile of things through right after the inauguration. Which goes back to 'call and write your congressvarmint and give them The Word'.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
My, no bias problems there, right?
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CHICAGO, Ill. -- Among the other voters who have shown up to vote at Shoesmith Elementary School this morning, where Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., will vote: Louis Farrakhan and William Ayers.
But nobody he'd actually, you know, have had any real acquaintance with, no, no...
And if you want a rundown of a lot of the vote fraud and other illegalities, go to Ace and just start scrolling down.
And now, I plan to ignore the news for the rest of the day and night; if I want to see people fellating a candidate I'll go find a porno disc.
A: this is a residential area with lots of older residents, and the younger ones were all at work,
B: heavy voting usually shows up in the afternoon, as people get off work.
Almost every booth was full when I arrived, as someone finished someone else was coming in. Busiest I've seen this place. Which, to me, indicates that this afternoon is going to be very busy.
In other news, for some reason some places just don't seem to worry about voter fraud.
Last week Mike Sandvick, head of the Milwaukee Police Department's five-man Special Investigative Unit, was told by superiors not to send anyone to polling places on Election Day. He was also told his unit -- which wrote the book on how fraud could subvert the vote in his hometown -- would be disbanded.
Gee, why would they do something like that just before a major election?
KTOK just announced that some of the bigger-area polling places have 40-45 minute waits. Which means, come afternoon...
Reminds me a bit of 1980. Second Presidential election I'd voted in. Wife and I got to the school right after work, big line. Before we'd been there 15 minutes, longer line behind us. That led, the next morning, to Ronald Reagan making leftists suffer strokes and cranial explosions.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Because Rosen didn't just embed with the Taliban on an operation - he used his journalistic credentials to help them get past an Afghan army guard.
i did not say i deceived the afghan soldier. on the contrary, both i and the taliban commanders i was with told the afghan soldiers that i was a journalist and in fact i showed him my passport. of course there is nothing wrong with deceiving anybody if its going to protect you, but it wasnt necessary in this case, and i did not claim to deceive them. i in fact had to persuade them that i was a journalist and not a suicide bomber, which is what they suspected at first.
I'd like to be speechless; instead what comes to mind is a string of invective that will get the blog blocked in corporate firewalls for quite some time.
At the least. If I ever meet this clown, I agree: the contents of my glass would be the least this traitor could expect.
I think Codrea has it right; if/when it blows up, it probably won't be someone with a history of "Burn down DC!"-type pronouncements starts up: it'll be some honest citizen faced with a raid by Feds in the middle of the night. Considering how they've done some of these it may be a simple case of "People are attacking my home and family!" and he grabs a weapon and fights; or it may be somebody with a NFA permit or something who's been jerked around and realizes "They've decided 'screw the law', they're coming to get me!" and says to hell with it and fights.
Why the latter? Consider what FBI and ATF have pulled numerous times. How many times have they been held accountable for it? How many people have finally pled guilty to something just to stop the legal costs that are eating them alive? How many judges have allowed the feds to conceal evidence and testimony so as to get a conviction? And how many politicians have actually, seriously tried to fix this?(which would include firings and prosecutions) With that sorry history to go by, (and I flat HATE saying this) what reason do we have to trust the system to work?
Think, just for one, of ATF supervisors ordering agents to lie under oath about the NFA database. If the director of ATF had any integrity, any real regard for those concepts of law and justice, those supervisors would have been fired the minute he heard about it. And if investigation showed they had ordered agents to do this in previous cases and they'd done it, or had done it themselves, he'd have pushed for prosecution(isn't that subornation of purjury, something like that?) Instead, excuses were made, supervisors protected, the law broken, and ATF just kept on. Including trying to trash ATF agents who tried to do something about bad things(check some of the links at this post) We're supposed to expect justice from the people involved in this?
And the politicians. Like Schumer*, and Boxer and Feinstein and other hypocrits in the House and Senate. We're supposed to trust them to hold the federal LE people to account? They like it when the above-noted agencies do this crap to people.
And just to add to the "We're supposed to trust the system?", how's that tax-evasion investigation on Rangel doing? Oh yeah, he's being 'given a chance to settle up' instead of being charged like you and I would be. Countrywide Dodd, how's that corruption investigation going? Or the one on Frank? Oh, yeah, the Justice Dept. isn't doing squat so far as we know; you or I would already have been subpoenaed to testify, had search warrants for records served, the whole nine yards; but not them.
The idea of a full-fledged revolution breaking out scares hell out of me, for various reasons. Other side, I can understand why some people see it as one of the remaining solutions.
*Further, Schumer said the belief that the Second Amendment was an individual right “is poisoning our political dialogue… The sickening fruit of this poisonous lie are obvious in our society…. Like flat earth fanatics, Second Amendment fanatics just don’t get it… It does not guarantee the mythical individual right to bear arms…”
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Something I heard him say, and I'd heard dad mention was how he got that good: "You start slow, get every motion right, and when that's done you can start speeding up. S-l-o-w-l-y." As Lawdog points out, smooth and correct that's worked into the spinal reflexes can be amazingly fast in time of trouble; it also takes care of that saying that "You cannot miss fast enough to win."
Just to add to the crapstorm that crops up now and again over "Always use the sights!" vs. "Point-shooting can be handy", I'll throw in that the man could point-shoot better than many can with sights. And faster. That was how he taught while running firearms training: up close, point-shoot; as range increases, get the piece up and forward for greater accuracy. It worked, quite well, and still does. Should you use the sights? Of course you should, when circumstances allow. I do think that up close, some practice point-shooting(hip-shooting if you prefer) is a very handy tool to add to your toolbox.
Let's see what's going on... Ok, the Brits have a malfunctioning MG that hasn't been fixed. Even though it's been messing up- as in firing without the trigger being pulled- since 1999?!? Damn.
Suspicions about the gun were first raised in 2003, when the weapon fired at Sergeant Albert Thompson of the 1st Battalion of the Black Watch in Iraq.
He was forced to have his leg amputated below the knee and was awarded more than £1million in compensation.
The MoD blamed the gunner, Captain Tam Henderson, and convicted him of negligence at a military hearing in Basra. He was later cleared on appeal.
An internal report - or Board of Inquiry - into the Thompson incident reveals that ‘undemanded firing’ of the chain gun occurred on at least six other occasions from 1999 to 2004. It concluded that the chain gun ‘is unpopular with many service users primarily due to a perception of reliability issues’.
Ah, but all is well, the brass say so:
An MoD spokesman said: ‘We accept that there are instances of undemanded firing with the chain gun. There are varying degrees of technical problems and mechanical faults.
‘Any problems with the chain gun are investigated immediately and addressed as required. We have confidence in the Warrior chain gun.’
Easy to have confidence in it when you're sitting in an office back in Blighty, isn't it? Found thanks to Theo.
The UN is making another try at an 'arms treaty':
A UN General Assembly panel on Friday overwhelmingly backed steps to draft a treaty establishing international standards for the arms trade.
It endorsed a resolution urging UN member states to consider how to implement "the highest possible standards to prevent the diversion of conventional arms from the legal to the illicit market, where they can be used for terrorist acts, organized crime and other criminal activities."
Considering most of these countries think the peasants having arms of any kind is a crime against their betters, we know where this will be going: "Any ownership of a small arm is to be considered illicit" or some similar crap. Which the Obamessiah would eagerly sign on to.
Oh, this is such a pile of crap:
TOKYO -- Japan's Defence Minister dismissed his air force chief yesterday for writing an essay that claims the country was not an aggressor in the Second World War and was trapped into getting involved by the United States.
Toshio Tamogami's essay will likely upset relations with China and South Korea, which remain bitter about Japan's wartime occupation and say Tokyo has failed to properly atone for its invasion of the Korean Peninsula, Taiwan and China.
Considering the Korean 'comfort women' who were forced into Japanese military brothels still don't have a damned apology last I heard, yeah, I think this probably did and will upset some people. Jeez.
Well, Barack I'll Answer When I Choose To Obama will have a press conference. Wednesday. If he wins. And if the mood strikes to bestow us with the light of his words and countenance. Speaking of Barack I Will Change Your World Obama, the Two Critters lady weighs in. Loudly.
Ok, if it's food, and says 'China' or 'PRC' anywhere, get rid of it.
Yeah, Obama & Co. have done a world of hopey-changey good in Chicago, haven't they?
The deaths are yet another reminder of the bloodshed on Chicago's streets this year - when the city has seen more homicides than both New York and Los Angeles. And they go a long way toward explaining why residents of Hudson's childhood neighborhood say it's not surprising that people may have heard gunfire coming from her family home but didn't bother to call police.
"You hear gunshots day and night, that's nothing new," said Ken Rasheeda, 38, who grew up in the neighborhood, Englewood, where he and his wife are now raising three children. "There's been times I heard gunshots and I didn't think twice about it, it's so common."
But, I thought the Mayor and Aldermen(who have armed guards and guns but the peasants can't) made guns illegal! And nastiness! What happened?
Found thanks to the Coalition.
And on a related subject, a post from Lawdog on smooth and speed; ain't necessarily the same.