Saturday, June 05, 2010
Women can use the men's room, but don't you DARE try to use the ladies' room; it's not FAIR!
AG Eric Holder, still full of crap. And playing the victim game.
There's a guy named Larry Richter running for office in SC, and he's apparently a first-class asshole.
The Tiananmen Square Massacre, twenty-one years ago.
Ah, but Israel is an "apartheid state", and the Palestinians are the Europeans' unending adopt-a-Third-World-pet project. I write in the new National Review (on sale now-ish) that, if old-school judenhass was a by-product of more or less traditional racism and conventional nationalism, the new judenhass advances under the cover of "anti-racism" and "multiculturalism". The oldest hatred didn't get that way without the ability to adapt.
More on the wonders of socialized medicine:
Millions of patients face losing NHS care as bosses prepare to axe treatments to make £20billion of savings by 2014, a top doctor has warned.
Among procedures being targeted by health trusts are hernias, joint replacements, ear and nose procedures, varicose veins and cataract surgery.
Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the British Medical Association’s consultants committee, warned NHS bosses wanted ‘wholesale reductions in budgets’.
He said primary care trusts – which commission care – are already compiling lists of ‘low value’ operations that would no longer be provided.
And now, I think I'll go out back and scratch dog ears.
Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, BigGovernment.com reported.
In January, the trio were spotted in Egypt attempting to stir up crowds on the streets with 1,400 other left-wing activists after the Egyptian government refused to allow Free Gaza Movement members to enter the Gaza Strip. About 100 marchers were eventually allowed to cross the border, where they were met by former Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh.
Between these terrorists and traitors and Wright and Calypso Louie, we're probably lucky we haven't found Obama quietly trying to ship aid to Hamas.
FOLLOWING HIM? Where were their vaunted Armed Police Units? Where were all the "You don't need to protect yourself, WE will protect you" lecturers?
The average police or sheriff's department over here would have found the clown and whacked him, so why couldn't those "We're SO superior to you American lawmen" Brits do it? To borrow from Tam,
"If you are going to disarm your subjects like inmates in the maximum security wing of the loony bin, then you had best step up to the plate when something like this goes down. You refer to self-defense as "vigilantism" or "taking the law into one's own hands"? Well, if you're just going to leave it lying on the ground with the corpses, somebody needs to take it into their hands. "
One of the other sad things about this? If some British subject with a firearms certificate had grabbed his scattergun or rifle and stopped the goblin, you KNOW some dickless wonder in the government would be trying to hang him for 'taking the law into his own hands', etc. ad bullshit.
Friday, June 04, 2010
A: Next blockade runners get met with all necessary force; no more Mr. Please Stop Condemning Us No Matter What.
B: "Mr. President, we're not going to commit suicide for you just because it would make Rev. Wright and Calypso Louie happy; get used to it."
C: "Attention world: this nation will do what is has to to survive; we suggest you think long and hard about what that means if you attack us. We're tired of being marked for extinction, and we're not going."
And would somebody explain to me why that bigoted fool Thomas is still allowed to sit in those press meetings?
Added: Does this- can't really find a proper descriptive- Thomas have no freakin' idea where the Jewish people originally came from? Or doesn't it matter to this hateful bitch and those she speaks for?
I saw a segment on Fox and Friends this morning with the gallery owner displaying this "art" and was struck at her silence when Steve Doocy asked her whether she'd display Mohammed toting a gun. Of course she wouldn't show Mohammed waving a gun. But the Virgin Mary? How edgy!
No, couldn't possibly do something like that with Mohammed, oh no!
Marilyn Artus, you're nothing more than another clown artist who'll only attack a politically-correct and safe target; screw you.
"The president urged Gov. Brewer to be his partner in working in a bipartisan manner on comprehensive immigration reform to implement the type of smart, sensible, and effective solutions the American people expect and deserve from their federal government," the White House said.
Bull crap. From a clapped-out bull. With scabies.
So I sent again today, we'll see if they answer, and what the answer is.
Worst crap I've ever
On the misfires, you can get a round to fire(sometimes) if you rechamber it, but don't count on it.
Experts said yesterday few people realised their facial features were being recorded in an RTA database of drivers licence photos that the Government has allowed both state and federal police to access.
The federal body CrimTrac has asked NSW for its database so it can be mined nationally by police using the facial recognition information contained in it.
Dr Carolyn Semmler from the University of Adelaide said police wanted to eventually use facial recognition in smart CCTV cameras allowing people to be tracked anywhere there was a camera.
Lots of "If you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have to worry about this" idiocy in the comments. Yeah, so I guess you won't mind if the police show up and search your house; after all, if you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have to worry about it. Right?
From a comment Semmler left:There should be some acknowledgment of the fact that the technology may help to keep everyone safe and that police and other agencies adhere to the Privacy legislation in place to protect the individual's information stored. 'May help'. Yeah. Don't worry about lost privacy and the police tracking you, it 'may help'. And do the police always adhere to the legislation? WILL they?
Damn, what a mess.
Law enforcement officials were reportedly tipped off to a plot when they found one of the handbills that the drug cartel Los Zetas was distributing on the Mexican side of the river, warning residents to clear out ahead of the explosion. Authorities found "small amounts of dynamite near the dam," the Chronicle said.
'Small amounts' isn't a real comforting thing, as we don't know what they're calling 'small'.
Police Capt. Francisco Garcia of Roma, Texas, told the Chronicle that the traffickers would have needed a tractor-trailer full of dynamite to pull off the explosion.
A: Considering everything else they can get, lots of explosives wouldn't be much of a problem, I'd think.
B: If they've got someone who knows his stuff, I doubt it would take that much; setting it properly would be tricky, but...
And if they just damaged the dam, can you imagine the storm? Got to be an Obama and illegal-alien lobby nightmare.
It's not like the government has maintained unchallenged credibility in this case, starting with the lead FBI agent not being able to recall key details when called to the stand to testify, an officer of the court filing an affidavit to counter prosecutorial misrepresentation of facts, and the release of four of the nine accused on bail...Plus, why are we suddenly finding out about all this now? Here it is June, the busts happened in late March...when did the federal grand jury first get this information and why has what would appear on the surface to be relatively straightforward evidence taken this long to be deliberated?
As for "illegal" machine guns and unregistered short-barreled rifles, how do they know who to charge?
And so forth. As he says, this has all the markings of "We've already screwed up, so lets start throwing everything we can think of into this. Besides, since this now seems to involve the NFRTR,
If the US loses this case, there is some speculation on whether the BATFE will seek to appeal the decision because an appellate ruling that the NFRTR is insufficient would have disastrous consequences for the BATFE and the NFRTR. It is this author's opinion that the BATFE would likely not appeal so to protect the integrity of the NFRTR in other court proceedings.
"Other court proceedings..."
I have a feeling we're going to see a full-blown "integrity" protection effort.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
There is one key to the Schumer-backed DISCLOSE Act that makes it dangerous for gun owners who want to organize in any meaningful manner: disclosure of all donors/members whose money may have funded independent expenditures to the FEC.
According to The New York Times, a “reform” bill might require advocacy groups (such as NRA) “to identify all their financial donors or set up separate accounts to handle political spending and identify the donors to that account.”The FEC donor databases are open to all, and the most user-friendly that makes looking up individuals easy and fast is the database available at OpenSecrets.org. Kopel uses the example that your boss could decide to cross-reference you to find out what you’re up to outside of work hours. At that point, you just have to hope he/she isn’t anti-gun, or you may find yourself in the unemployment line. Even if NRA maintains a separate fund for campaign expenditures, you can’t donate if you value your privacy.
Simply put: If NRA wants to use its general funds from member dues to speak out during election season, then NRA would have to give the federal government a list of every single NRA member.
The bastard and his friends just can't stand it that people have the right to oppose them without paying a penalty, so they want to create at least the threat of penalty to try to shut people up.
Let's just say the factory parts have not been ordered; aftermarket parts that should work quite well have. For a lot less.
I was somewhat taken aback that the prime minister could not bring himself to condemn a fictional blood libel. I should not have been. He and his party have traded on America and Israel hatred ever since. There can be little doubt the Turkish flotilla that challenged the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza was organized with his approval, if not encouragement. Mr. Erodogan's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, is a proponent of a philosophy which calls on Turkey to loosen Western ties to the U.S., NATO and the European Union and seek its own sphere of influence to the east. Turkey's recent deal to help Iran enrich uranium should come as no surprise.
Since the government of Turkey seems to be determined to join the islamist 'kill the unbelievers, and especially the Jews' movement, we can make sure that(preferably) none of our money goes to that nation.
Shame; the Huglu shotguns I've looked at seemed to be quite good; but damned if I'll give them my money.
Inversely, a nation denied the right to defend its borders against uninvited intruders has been denied sovereignty. By the standards of the Westphalian nation-state system, it's not a nation at all. It's a No-Man's-Land, wherein the "law" is whatever the strongest force in any particular locale deems it to be.
It's a helpless victim of rape.
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
So our JSF is behind schedule, WAY over budget, AND the geniuses decided we didn't need all those F22 aircraft because 'nobody will have anything nearly as good as these for decades!'...
In a special meeting of the Security Cabinet it was disclosed that a group of 40 people on board the Mavi Marmara with no identification papers belong to Al Qaeda. The terrorists were equipped with bullet proof vests, night-vision goggles, and weapons.
In footage captured on the Mavi Marmara, activists are seen attacking the soldiers with a stun grenade, a box of plates, and water hoses as the soldiers attempt to board the ship. the activists are also waiving around metal rods and chains later used to attack the soldiers with.
I've heard the name Tavis Smiley, didn't know what a bigoted asshat he is.
Two Turkish activists were reported to be among those killed in the flotilla. Ankara warned that further supply vessels will be sent to Gaza, escorted by the Turkish Navy, a development with unpredictable consequences.
I’ll make a prediction:
Most likely, the Turks will soon be told or will otherwise figure out how stupid their idea of letting their navy get used by terrorists is and forget they ever mentioned it.
Otherwise, these two options are placed on the table.
1: The Israelis will let the ships through, and then search search them. When the weapons are found, Turkey will get all red-faced and “We didn’t know about those.” and stop letting terrorists use their navy as dupes.
2: The Israeli Navy will deftly cruise between the Turks and the pirate vessel and the first Turk ship to fire upon an Israeli ship will soon see the bottom of the Med. After that, is where it actually get unpredictable.
news math: (Nazi - competence) x (PR savvy + hipster wardrobe) = Palestinian peace activist
And now family things to deal with, see you later
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
And what will that 'specified period' be? And will it STAY at whatever they currently decide, or start creeping up(all for the public good, of course)?
For that matter, will it also track location? If they say no, how will we know that's true? We're supposed to trust these clowns?
The decision is not whether or not we will ration care—the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open. And right now, we are doing it blindly.
...any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane must, MUST redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is, by definition, redistributional."
I am romantic about the [British] National Health Service; I love it.
He particularly loves how the Brits purposefully under supply their patients' health care needs:
You cap your health care budget, and you make the political and economic choices you need to make to keep affordability within reach. You plan the supply; you aim a bit low; you prefer slightly too little of a technology or a service to too much; then you search for care bottlenecks and try to relieve them.
...Really? He loves it? Let's take a closer look at Great Britain and the results of their purposeful under supplying of their patients' needs.. Here's what I wrote in The Washington Times:
Britain's higher cancer mortality rate results in 25,000 more cancer deaths per year compared to a similar population size in the United States. But because the U.S. population is roughly five times larger than the United Kingdom's, that would translate into 125,000 unnecessary American cancer deaths every year. This is more than all the mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, cousins and children in Topeka, Kan. And keep in mind, these numbers are for cancer alone. America also has better survival rates for other major killers, such as heart attacks and strokes.
And Berwick simply loves it. By “it” I presume he means the economic redistribution rather than the unnecessary deaths but that is not entirely clear.
There's an old saying, 'Never do an enemy a small injury', and I think the Israelis are going to have to follow that advice. Remember the sign from a tea party "It doesn't matter what my sign says, you'll call us racists anyway"? Well, no matter what the Israelis do, the EU and UN and so forth are going to call them names and blame them for whatever the problem is.
The Isrealis know this, but they've tried to work within self-set boundaries anyway; they've put troops at greater risk to try to avoid civilian casualties(generally a good thing) but they've taken it to the extent of, in many cases, preventing the military from largely or fully accomplishing the job; which means they don't wipe out a nest of terrorists, they don't clean out an area, and they catch all the crap anyway. I think they're likely to stop this in the near future(I hope). Next blockade runners are likely to be hit by the same troops, but with more clear-cut "Stop the bastards, and don't get hurt trying to play nice anymore" orders.
The system, which would place 220 cameras across the state to photograph the license plates of passing vehicles,is designed to catch insurance scofflaws, those without the mandatory vehicle insurance.
But privacy advocates and civil libertarians see a much more sinister use of the information that would be gathered by the cameras. They note the apparent ease of tracking the movements of motorists, and the ability of the state to harvest unrelated information about the vehicle owner and place it into a computer database. That fear appears to be reinforced by advocates of the "Automated License Plate Recognition" (ALPR) system.
Governor Henry proposed the system as part of an effort to raise new revenue. The push to put the system in place, and those involved, was not revealed in full until The McCarville Report Online published a series of stories about it. (Access those stories by clicking on the Highway Cameras label below.) Norman blogger Kaye Beach first reported on the plan; she and Oklahoma City blogger Andrew Griffin followed its development. Journal-Record columnist Scott Carter also called attention to the plan.
This started off not long ago, apparently there wasn't much knowledge of this outside of those setting it up until TMRO started talking about it.
Governor Henry's spokesperson said there hasn't been a final decision, but a legislative source close to the Department of Public Safety told FOX23, Governor Henry has already told the Department of Public Safety to move ahead with the installation of the cameras.
The idea is to check for uninsured motorists and make some money doing it. The proposal is to install 200 cameras on highways. The cameras read every license plate as you drive by, checking your license plate with an insurance database. But some worry it may find other personal information.
It's called automatic license plate recognition.
Now, there are a number of arguments to be made on this, but one thing that's caused a lot of problems with red-light cameras in many places is money:
The state wouldn't pay for the system; the company would be reimbursed from funds received from fines or administrative penalties.
Which opens up all kinds of possible problems. But one of the most basic problems is "If this is such a good idea, why wasn't it openly brought up and debated?
No attention was drawn to the $50 million-in-new-revenue plan until The McCarville Report Online began a series of articles about it last Friday.
No attention in a major way, that is. But months ago, Norman blogger Kaye Beach was asking pointed questions about the plan. She, along with fellow blogger Andrew Griffin, delivered a letter to Governor Henry's office asking that "sunlight" be allowed to shine on the plan. She never got a response.
In retrospect, Henry might today wish he had addressed the subject then because today, the lack of public discussion about the plan figures in the theory by some that Henry and others wanted the plan to "fly under the radar" and they hoped few outside state government would notice it.
Even some in state government didn't have a clue about the program until TMRO reported on it. Said one House member: "I had never heard of this until I saw your first story."
So we've got something real interesting going on, that- it appears- the Governor wanted to slide in with as little notice and attention as possible. Happily, some people are blowing that up.
LOKI Weapons Systems, Inc. will hold its ribbon cutting ceremony today at 11 a.m. at the old Wrangler plant in Coalgate. Local leaders, including Gumm and Rep. Paul Roan are expected to be in attendance.
Gumm and Roan, who represent Coal County in the Legislature, wrote legislation in 2004 to create the Oklahoma Firearms Manufacturer Recruitment effort. LOKI Weapons Systems, Inc. is one of the first companies to locate in Oklahoma based largely on that recruitment effort.
Look, the proof of that is the fact that if you look at a map of Gaza, you’ll see that Israelis only control three sides of this rectangle. There’s a fourth side on the Egyptian side. So it is an Egyptian-Israeli blockade. The Egyptians have the same problem with Gaza. People accuse Israelis of having a blockade because they’re racist, they’re anti-Muslim, anti-Arab. The Egyptians are Muslim and Arab, and they’ve gone to war three times on behalf of the Palestinians.
So why do they have exactly the same blockade? Because Gaza is run by Hamas, a terror entity that wants to import weaponry and resume the war against Israel. The man who made the announcement that we saw earlier, explaining the commando raid, is the defense minister of Israel. He’s not right winger. He’s Ehud Barak, who’s the leader of Labor, the party of Yitzhak Rabin, Golda Meir, the party of the left, the man who 10 years ago this summer offered the Palestinians a peace agreement that would provide a Palestinian state, division of Jerusalem and an end of the conflict. The Palestinians said no, and Gaza two years ago declared war on Israel. That’s why you’ve got a blockade, and the flotilla was not about humanitarian needs. It was about smashing the blockade.
On the 'explanation' of what Sestak was offered,
In addition, a spokesman for Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, who on Friday asked FBI director Robert Mueller to investigate the Sestak matter, says:
“This is just another strike against the Administration’s story. Why bring in a big gun, like former President Clinton, to offer a meager job to Sestak that he wasn’t even eligible to accept? Either the administration is completely incompetent or there is a cover up. That’s why I’ve called for the FBI to get involved. We’re clearly not going to get a straight story from Sestak or the White House without an official investigation.”
(hey, how can you NOT read a blog called Snark and Boobs?)
Yeek! How'd you like to have THAT appear in the yard? Or under the house?
Andrew Sullivan demonstrates once again what a fool he's become. Possibly that should be 'tool', but whatever.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Ayers, Dohrn and Evans’ Code Pink have led several recent Free Gaza Movement initiatives, including attempted marches into the Gaza Strip. Dorhn was in the Middle East just last month on behalf of the movement.
Hmmm, I wonder if these friends might have something to do with how Obama has treated Israel? And how he'll react to the current mess?
The so-called peaceful leftists and Pro-Gaza activists who attacked the Israeli soldiers today with pipes, metal rods and chairs belong to a terrorist-linked organization. The International Humanitarian Fund (IHH), which plays a central role in organizing the Gaza Flotilla, is a Turkish humanitarian relief fund with a radical Islamic anti-Western orientation. The president of IHH (Bulent Yildirim) recruited “Jihad warriors” and transferred firearms, and explosives to Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists organizations.
For some strange reason the state-run media forgot to mention this in their reports today?
A quick search of Internet reveals that Turkish based International Humanitarian Fund (IHH) is embedded with terrorists and their organizations. Like Hamas they provide humanitarian aid but their clients include Al Qaeda, Hamas, etc. Turkish security forces raided the Istanbul office of IHH. IHH activists were arrested, and Turkish security forces found explosives, manuals, and weapons. (For authoritative information on IHH click here.)
According to the French intelligence, the president of IHH (Bulent Yildirim) recruited “Jihad warriors” and transferred firearms, and explosives to Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorists organizations. IHH has also been fingered for producing documents so Islamic terrorists can travel by air posing as relief workers. And IHH was involved with the terrorist who tried to smuggle 1320 pounds of explosives to be used to blow up Los Angeles International Airport.
Nice people Ayers and Dohrn like to work with, huh?
I think they came out rather well.
Israel Navy: “Mavi Marmara, you are approaching an area of hostilities which is under a naval blockade. The Gaza area coastal region and Gaza harbor are closed to all maritime traffic. The Israeli government supports delivery of humanitarian supplies to the civilian population in the Gaza Strip and invites you to enter the Ashdod port. Delivery of supplies in accordance with the authorities’ regulations will be through the formal land crossings and under your observation, after which you can return to your home ports on the vessels on which you have arrived.”
Response: “Negative, negative.”
The bastards WANTED to start a fight with the Israelis; they WANTED violence and trouble specifically so they could blame the Israelis for it.
The fact that these
And, of course, they also seem to think they deserve to have other people pay their medical bills and give them food stamps and whatever else, too.
To the illegal alien lobby: screw you. You march with communists and anarchists and want to destroy this country. Screw you twice.
...Israel, in an attempt to head off a confrontation, offered to let the Gaza flotilla unload its cargo at an Israeli port and have the goods delivered (after inspection) to Gaza by land. The flotilla folks weren't interested. Nor were they willing, despite their avowed love of universal human rights, to try pressuring Hamas to let them bring letters and food to the kidnapped Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit.
If all they were actually interested in was getting the stuff there, they could have done this; but that wouldn't have pushed a fight. Wouldn't have gotten headlines. So they tried to shove through, knowing the Israelis wouldn't let them. So they wanted a fight, they wanted blood.
So many wonderful people in the 'peace' movement, aren't there?
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Mallah recognized my husband, crossed the street, and verbally and physically assaulted him.
I want to know why the police didn't handcuff him and drag his ass to jail.
Of course, this is Canada. Which also has crap like this:
She was alarmed, therefore, when she saw a May 7 Globe and Mail article that described the Teehans’ plans [to make their home wheelchair accessible]. The article, prompted by Geoff Teehan’s blog, was accompanied by renderings of a blocky 2,250-square-foot contemporary home.
The article discussed Melissa Teehan’s condition [she is a quadroplegic]. Brown nonetheless contacted Councillor Sandra Bussin to register her disapproval.
“When you go up against something like that, it’s very awkward,” Brown says. “Of course it is. But I haven’t launched a campaign to fight this man and his wife. My heart goes out to them and their situation; I’m empathetic to the family. I just don’t think the two issues are the same issues. I’m not fighting to prevent her from something, even though they’ve been clear they’d like to build this house to help her with access because of her paralysis. I’m trying to preserve a home that adds character and beauty to my neighbourhood for future generations to enjoy. So: I don’t wish them any harm. I just want to protect that house.”
Translation: "Damn you, cripple, I don't want you to change that house! I don't care if you can't walk, no wheelchair ramp for you!"
Aren't caring progressives wonderful?
The Senate measure, currently being debated on the floor, blends about $30 billion for President Barack Obama's 30,000-troop surge in Afghanistan...
That's in the 'Defense Appropriations' bill.
Which some member of the Stupid Party larded crap into, also.
We'd be better off if we either banished or hanged about 90% of the bastards in the House and Senate.
"I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt where you can see the gun in his pants. That's -- (in black man voice) 'we've got a motherfu**ing problem here?' Shoot somebody in the foot."
Really. As I said about Stone, the fact that you want someone like that in the Oval Office tells me all I need to know.
American filmmaker Oliver Stone said Friday he deeply admires Hugo Chavez but suggested the Venezuelan president might consider talking a bit less on television.
Promoting his new documentary "South of the Border" in Caracas, Stone heaped praise on Chavez, saying he is leading a movement for "social transformation" in Latin American. The film features informal interviews by Stone with Chavez and six allied leftist presidents, from Bolivia's Evo Morales to Cuba's Raul Castro.
"I admire Hugo. I like him very much as a person. I can say one thing. ... He shouldn't be on television all the time," Stone said at a news conference. "As a director I say you don't want to be overpowering. And I think he is sometimes that way."
Which probably translates to "If you keep talking, you keep giving away what you actually are, and it causes problems."
"He's a soldier and he speaks from his heart," Stone said. "His vision is huge. ... And he will go down in history."
The Oscar-winning director hopes his documentary will help people better understand a leader who Stone said is wrongly ridiculed "as a strongman, as a buffoon, as a clown."
He's one more little commie tyrant, Stone, and the fact that you admire him so tells us all we need to know about you.
I am waiting for more information. I should have an update by morning.
Earlier this month on May 10, 2010, Stratfor reported on a chemical weapons attack on a girls school in Afghanistan.
Recently, 17 students at a Kabul, Afghanistan, girls high school fell ill and had to be hospitalized, along with several teachers. Doctors at the hospital agreed that it was some kind of poison, but have not been able to identify it yet. All the victims smelled something odd when they got to school, then fell ill, with some of the students losing consciousness. This is the second such incident at this school, and there was a similar attack at a girls high school further north.If they have actually begun using chemical weapons, we've got two problems:
How are the ROE going to deal with this, and
What will President Lightworker do?
We've got troops in friggin' Afghanistan being ordered to patrol with an empty chamber, and now this. If they spot bad guys setting up a rocket and wearing chemical suits will they be allowed to whack it, or will someone insist they wait for it to be launched and see what comes out of the warhead? Let's say they shoot some rockets full of nerve, blister or blood agent into a FOB or city; what will the President do?
This has the potential to get really bad really damn fast.
As patchwork as city/county/state laws are in some places, can't really say much because I don't know what would be no problem and what might get you in trouble
If you're not sure about local laws on the subject, contact a local gun shop, they might be able to tell you of any prohibitions/restrictions. Or they might sell it for you on commission, or buy it outright. If your area has no prohibition on such, could take it to a gun show and see if someone's interested.
About all I can say.
And them, too.
As the Allies fought a fierce rearguard action, some 800 small boats, including trawlers, lifeboats, paddle steamers, tugs, yachts and barges, many skippered by amateur sailors, responded to the appeal for help. As the Luftwaffe bombed and strafed the men on the beaches, they ferried troops over the shallow coastal waters to bigger ships or took them straight back to English ports.
There's an old expression that you can't get blood from a stone. The government cannot command the impossible -- whether from an evil corporation or from nature itself.
Charles Krauthammer sees Obama as King Canute attempting to command the impossible, while continuing to labor under the belief that a great speech can solve everything. But other than delivering another speech blaming the oil companies and Bush what can he do? Command the oil to stop gushing?
Krauthammer asks, "Why are we drilling in 5,000 feet of water in the first place?" and notes the major role of environmentalists in pushing these operations further and further out -- to places so precarious than when disasters occur (which they inevitably will), they're so much harder to fix. As to the federal government, it is clueless:
The federal government can fight wars, conduct a census, and hand out billions in earmarks, but it has not a clue how to cap a one-mile-deep out-of-control oil well.I'd say there's two separate things here: one is that, despite his "The Constitution doesn't give the government the powers I think it should" crap and his insistent demands that the gummint can take care of EVERYTHING, Obama can't fix this. Never could, any more than Bush could magically make all right after Katrina. It was the left that really began this "The PRESIDENT is responsible for it all!" crap, and this is the continuation: they can't insist Bush was negligent for not waving a magic wand and then excuse their "Thrill up my leg" Lightworker when he doesn't.
In the end, speeches will make no difference. If BP can cap the well in time to prevent an absolute calamity in the Gulf, the president will escape politically. If it doesn't -- if the gusher isn't stopped before the relief wells are completed in August -- it will become Obama's Katrina.
That will be unfair, because Obama is no more responsible for the damage caused by this than Bush was for the damage caused by Katrina. But that's the nature of American politics and its presidential cult of personality: We expect our presidents to play Superman. Helplessness, however undeniable, is no defense.
Moreover, Obama has never been overly modest about his own powers. Two years ago next week, he declared that history will mark his ascent to the presidency as the moment when "our planet began to heal" and "the rise of the oceans began to slow."
Well, when you anoint yourself King Canute, you mustn't be surprised when your subjects expect you to command the tides.
The other is the flat-out arrogant lies: "We were on this from day one", etc. WE KNOW BETTER. EVERYONE knows better. And yet he stood there in front of all and lied. And he apparently expected the lies to simply be accepted because HE said them.
Put those two together, stir in the thin-skinned arrogance he's demonstrated time and again, and...
Well, this is interesting and just found it: do you have this restriction on your camera?
I can't remember who pointed to this article; lady wound up having to shoot a dog that attacked a girl. Pretty straightforward story, it's the comments that get interesting: lots of "She just HAD to play cowboy!" bullcrap.
Further reason why Chuck Schumer(NSD-NY-Asshole) ought to be tarred and feathered. Then flogged. Then hanged if there's any rope left over:
Under the DISCLOSE Act, certain incorporated entities would be restricted in how they can exercise their free speech rights. There is an exemption for some in the media sphere like newspapers, TV news, and the like. However, there is one driving force in today's public debate that is NOT exempt. Bloggers will not have the same exemption provided to other media sources. Never mind that the Supreme Court's opinion in the Citizens United case stated, "Differential treatment of media corporations and other corporations cannot be squared with the First Amendment."
For many bloggers to exercise their free speech rights, they would have to jump through the same onerous new hoops as many businesses, nonprofit groups, and even such threats to democracy as your local chamber of commerce. If this sounds like an absurd overreach by one party in power, I invite you to take a look at their government takeover of health care, taxpayer-funded bailouts, and general hostility to private sector economic growth.
This slimy little bastard has such a contempt for the concept of actual free speech, it's amazing. And he'll happily violate his oath of office to attack it.
Connected to this, a proposal to license 'official' journalists. Y'know, if some more of these 'journalists' were actual damned reporters, there'd be a lot less of this bullshit because the politicians would be more worried about their crap being reported on in the major media.
The level of idiocy that the War on Some Drugs has come to; read this to see another prosecutor and bunch of idiots who deserve their place at the tar wagon.
Yeah, a bunch of links to Classical Values; hadn't looked there in a while and he's been busy.
Israeli subs in the Persian Gulf, and the Med as I recall. From what I've read, these newer-generation diesel-electric boats are a bitch to try to locate, very quiet and efficient.
A fine demonstration by the Fruits of Calypso Louie.
And that's enough of that stuff for this day.
So while I am not inclined to blame Barack Obama for the scandalous federal laxity in the now polluted Gulf, the media long ago taught me that I most certainly should.
I don’t play golf. Never have swung a club. But in the spirit of live and let live, I also never cared much for deconstructing the game in terms of culture and sociology. The media, however, in 2002, taught met that I should in the case of George Bush — that his swing and even his use of a golf cart reflected a certain class disdain for us, or at least a frat-boy frivolity at a time of two ongoing wars. So while I would like to give our present president a pass on his obsession with playing golf at a frequency far in excess to poor George Bush’s, I cannot. I am conditioned now to grasp that Obama’s golf craze is a sort of self-indulgence reflective of a disturbing narcissist who entertains a shocking indifference toward the rest of us.
'What our media taught me', from VDH