Friday, November 12, 2010

I have to start this with a very fine "Because we can!"

The team crafted the aeroplane from sheets and straws of paper, fitted it with a camera and attached it to a helium weather balloon to lift it into the atmosphere.

After drifting 17 miles into space, the balloon exploded, allowing the 3ft wingspan aircraft to soar back to earth while taking pictures of its descent
That's just bloody wonderful.

It should be remembered that not only did the palisimians stage the death of Mohammed Al Dura, but an awful lot of the major media not only went along with it but was actively hostile to the truth being found out.

Proof that being in college doesn't mean you understand a damn thing:
‘The majority is a completely non-violent protest. I’m not really worried about violence against property or objects, smashing buildings is completely fine, it’s a great image of our anger. I’ve got no problem with that at all as long as nobody gets hurt.’
Well, Miss King's College student, you're a fucking moron. I realize I'm not considered in your intellectual league(thank God), but consider this:
Every window you break, every bit of damage to those buildings, somebody has to pay for. That's money out of their pockets- if it's a government building it's money out of every taxpayer's pocket- to repair it. You don't consider that hurting somebody? Then you're far too stupid to be out in public without a keeper to prevent you running into traffic.

And I've got news for you rioting idiots: there is No Such Thing As A Free Education; it has to be paid for by SOMEBODY, and you've just decided that somebody else should be taxed further to death to pay your way. Screw you.

And that ends my views on the world for this morning

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Miss Monique Bonds, you're either unclear on the concept

of 'free speech', or you're a friggin' idiot.

"...nobody is... regulating it." God help us.

Monster Hunter description of the election

Yesterday I got to watch the President of the United States say that the reason most of the country is mad about the Healthcare Bill is because we didn’t get it… That if he could only, somehow, explain it better then we’d suddenly be content and not want it repealed. But alas, we’re just too stupid to comprehend the greatness.

No. If anybody doesn’t get it, it is you, Mr. President. We do understand it, and it is stupid, awful, bloated, expensive, fat, ugly, and smells funny. We do not like it, want it, or need it explained better; all we want is for it to go away. It is like you walked up and hit us in the face with a stick.

AMERICA: “The vast majority of us do not want to be hit in the face with a stick.”

DEMOCRATS: “Too bad. You will learn to like it.” WHACK

AMERICA: “Please stop hitting us in the face with that stick.”

DEMOCRATS: WHACK “No. It is really good for you.” WHACK.

AMERICA: “But it sucks and is painful.”

DEMOCRATS: WHACK. “I do not understand. Maybe I need to explain better.” JABS OUT OUR EYE “How about now?”

AMERICA: Drags Nancy Pelosi behind the woodshed and brains her with a shovel. “You feeling me now, assholes?”

DEMOCRATS: Looks at stick. Pouts. “But we were having so much fun!”

FDX then pointed out that there were good things in the healthcare bill that everyone could agree on, like insurance companies not suddenly dropping people, or laws to address those with preexisting conditions, or doctors not randomly cutting patient’s feet off for profit… Yes. There are good things in the Healthcare Bill, but that’s like saying that there is delicious frosting on a giant cake made out of shit.

I do not care if it is the most bestest frosting in the world EVAR, it is a shit cake. Most American’s do not like to be fed shit cake. (Except for California, which just went back for seconds).

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said:

“We can confirm a 38-year-old man from Harborne has been arrested for an offence under section 127 (1a) of the Communications Act of 2003 on suspicion of sending an offensive or indecent message. “He has been bailed pending further inquiries.”
Wonderful what's happened to speech over there, isn't it?

Remember NPR saying federal funding didn't amount to much,

so threats to cut it didn't bother them?

Not so much.

Well, maybe if every kid they feel up

yells "HE'S TOUCHING ME IN MY PRIVATE PLACE!" it might cause some of the clowns some alarm? Maybe get Big Sis to understand a few things?

Or maybe the airlines getting fewer and fewer passengers at people say "Screw this"?

I don't care what it is, the first time doing oil & filter change

or coolant change on a new-to-me machine tends to be a bit nervous-making. However, the bike now has both done.

Only problem was the mech at the Honda shop who put the previous filter on ought to be shot; this is only the second time I've ever had to drive a screwdriver through a filter to get it loose.

Last few years this day has taken on a more personal meaning

I've got/had other family who served in the military, but son is the first immediate I've had.

Need to give him a call this evening, and ought to mention that he's one of the people this day is about.

So the North Miami Beach PD is one of those that's forgotten

that whole 'obey the law' thing; apparently it's a lot more fun to screw people over just because they can get away with it.
Ralph Troutman: "They threatened to take me to jail. Long story short, I didn't go to jail they gave me an incident report, but they took my weapons and said they needed them for ballistic testing."

Ralph was told the tests would take three months to make sure the guns were never used in a crime, and then if he wanted the guns back, he would have to go to court to get them.
If we had a DOJ worth a damn they'd be investigating the North Miami Beach PD for this crap. And I hope Troutman sues their ass off; seems to be about the only thing that Only Ones like this pay attention to.

I just listened to a clip of "I am a Socialist!" O'Donnell

saying what a wonderful thing was/is Social Security. Let's see, his heroes specifically set up a system that would take money from people with the intention that most of them would die before they could ever get a cent back, then used it as a slush fund so the system is broke... somebody tell me again just how this is so damn wonderful and compassionate and good?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm not a girl, but "Sqweee!"

still seems appropriate

Good God, we can't forget to take note of this

November 10, 1775:
Resolved, That two Battalions of marines be raised, consisting of one Colonel, two Lieutenant Colonels, two Majors, and other officers as usual in other regiments; and that they consist of an equal number of privates with other battalions; that particular care be taken, that no persons be appointed to office, or enlisted into said Battalions, but such as are good seamen, or so acquainted with maritime affairs as to be able to serve to advantage by sea when required; that they be enlisted and commissioned to serve for and during the present war between Great Britain and the colonies, unless dismissed by order of Congress: that they be distinguished by the names of the first and second battalions of American Marines, and that they be considered as part of the number which the continental Army before Boston is ordered to consist of.

Ordered, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the General.
Happy Birthday Marines

Wasn't it Chesty Puller in Korea who said "They've got us surrounded; we've finally got the bastards where we want them!" ?

Ref the piece on the Night of Broken Glass

over at Volokh, couple of thoughts occur. One of them is that a lot of commenters doubted that any level of armed resistance Jews could have put up would have had any effect. Two things:
1. When someone has made it plain what they're going to do to you, what do you have to lose?
2. One commenter brought up that piece from Solzhenytsyn:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Other thought, on so many Jews being on the personal disarmament/gun bigot side; you'd think they'd realize 'never again' has to include keeping a government, not just a few nuts, from doing it, and if the populace is disarmed, how the hell DO you stop a government bent on genocide? Apply to the UN? How's that worked so far?

Yep; at the LEAST tar & feathers would seem called for

The ACLU of Pennsylvania recently filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a couple whose newborn baby was kidnapped by Lawrence County Children and Youth Services (LCCYS) because her mother recklessly consumed an "everything" bagel from Dunkin' Donuts the day before the birth. Jameson Hospital, where Isabella Rodriguez was born on April 27, has a policy of testing expectant mothers' urine for illegal drugs and reporting positive results to LCCYS, even without any additional evidence that the baby is in danger of neglect or abuse. LCCYS, in turn, has a policy of seizing such babies from their homes based on nothing more than the test result. Unfortunately for Isabella's parents, Elizabeth Mort and Alex Rodriguez, Jameson sets the cutoff level for its opiate test so low that it can be triggered by poppy seeds, which is why two caseworkers and two Neshannock Township police officers visited their home the day after baby and mother returned from the hospital. LCCYS seized the three-day-old girl and put her in foster care for five days before conceding it had made a mistake.
Read it all; breakables warning in effect. Sounds an awful lot like "Yes, our SWAT team raided the wrong house and killed the dogs and terrorized the family, but we were following procedure so leave us alone", doesn't it? Down to the 'if you had bloody INVESTIGATED before you went out, this wouldn't have happened'.

Some of that tolerance for others we're told is the official position of the Religion of Submission:
[S]he had been working as a farmhand in fields with other women, when she was asked to fetch drinking water.

Some of the other women – all Muslims – refused to drink the water as it had been brought by a Christian and was therefore "unclean"...

The incident was forgotten until a few days later when [Asia] Bibi said she was set upon by a mob. The police were called and took her to a police station for her own safety.

Shahzad Kamran, of the Sharing Life Ministry Pakistan, said: "The police were under pressure from this Muslim mob, including clerics, asking for Asia to be killed because she had spoken ill of the Prophet Mohammed.

"So after the police saved her life they then registered a blasphemy case against her." He added that she had been held in isolation for more than a year before being sentenced to death on Monday
I guarantee you, some of the push for the UN to ban 'bad words against islam' is by people who'd love to be able to do this worldwide. No, I don't blame all muslims; I do connect blame to those who may not like it but won't say a word against this crap.

A reflection on the Night of Broken Glass:
Over a period of several weeks in October and November 1938, the Nazi government disarmed the German Jewish population. The process was carried out both by following a combination of legal forms enacted by the Weimar Republic and by sheer lawless violence. The Nazi hierarchy could now more comfortably deal with the Jewish question without fear of armed resistance by the victims.

It may be tempting to argue that the possession of firearms by the German Jews would have made no difference, either in the 1938 pogrom or later in the Holocaust, when the majority were deported and then eradicated in death camps. Yet this fatalistic view ignores that the Nazis themselves viewed armed Jews as sufficiently dangerous to their policies to place great emphasis on the need to disarm all Jews. In 1938, it was by no means certain that Jewish armed resistance movements could not develop, and even less certain that individual Jews would not use arms to resist arrest, deportation, or attacks by the Nazis
Short on time, more thoughts to be added to this later.

And I very much agree with Malkin: Pres. Bush had his good points, but I don't forget all the crap he did that helped get us into this mess. Got a friend who was amazed when I pointed out I'd been yelling at Bush about some things for MUCH longer than he had; for some reason he thought 'conservative/libertarian=Bush supporter', and seemed shocked how ticked I was at him.

Take care of yourselves.

I'd suggest- especially if you have a scattergun with a pistol grip-

you take a look at this; some information I did not know.

And wouldn't it be interesting if they decided to enforce their opinion?

So the Southern Poverty LiesLaw Center hires a perjurer

who used to work at BATFE; isn't that just a wonderful combination?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

I'm going to have to resort to bad language tonight

Starting with Bloomberg, you're a miserable hypocrite and a nanny-state bastard. Fuck you.

One more reason to tell the UN "Get the hell out of our country. And no more money you Jew-hating bastards."
On October 21, UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared that Rachel’s Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque

Rachel’s Tomb is located on the northern outskirts of Bethlehem some 460 meters south of Jerusalem’s municipal boundary. The site has been identified for over 1,700 years as the grave of the Jewish matriarch Rachel. The copious literature of Jewish, Christian and Muslim pilgrims identifies and documents the spot as the place where Rachel is buried.

Yeah, I remember. I remember seeing video from the couple of days before, people on the west side going at it with hammers and picks and rocks. I remember a guy riding a frickin' bicycle on the top, and all the East German border guards would do at that point was spray a hose at him; not long before they'd have killed him. And then the first gate was opened and from there it was unstoppable. If he'd never done anything else, I'd say God bless Ronald Reagan for his part in this. I remember that speech; lots of Democrats and liberals and Europeans wetting their pants over it, calling him names over it. Fuck 'em all, he was right.

Ref the court challenges to Obamacare, this is interesting:
The interesting thing about the bill is that it apparently doesn't contain a severability clause, which usually states "notwithstanding any provision of this act being found unconstitutional, the rest of the act shall continue to be in force."

I didn't realize they still wrote laws without that clause. But apparently they did write ObamaCare without that, which means it operates by the old-fashioned default rule that if any part of a law is found to be unconstitutional, the entire law is unconstitutional. (If any one knows, please tell me why you figure they didn't include this provision.)

Of course, this means that if the mandate is found unconstitutional, it's not just that provision that is nullified, but the whole kit and kaboodle
Oh please. Oh yes. Obama & Co. would flat blow brain cells out their ears. And you know what? It'd be their own damned fault: they were so busy trying to shove this piece of shit through that they didn't even know what all was in it AND WHAT WASN'T.

Oh hell yes, we're watching,
and you clowns better remember; there's plenty of very hot stuff waiting if needed
and, just for fun,

Thanks to Theo for the above

"If you're white, you're racist. If you deny you're racist, that proves it. And ignore the photoshop we did to cover something up." Wonderfulness and memory-hole usage up in Canada.

I read about this mess earlier, but CY has the best description I've heard yet:
Criminals are the Reason to Buy Handguns To Protect Your Family. Totalitarian Liberals are the Reason You Buy Battle Rifles
Speaking of which, after you read the CY post take a look at the update here.

Rob has a response to one of Japete's latest pieces of crap:
Do we want our streets to be places where bullets fly indiscriminately?
With ammo costs the way they are these days? Heck no!
Do we want criminals, domestic abusers, dangerously mentally ill people and terrorist to have guns?
Your side does. My side wants people who are dangerous to stay behind bars rather than let them walk amongst the rest of us hoping that a cash register stops them from picking up a tool. And which specific terrorist are you referring to?
Do we want women to be shot to death by domestic partners?
Of course not! We should take away guns so that the woman is instead beaten, raped, and then strangled to death by a physically stronger opponent to which she has no chance at defending herself against since guns are icky!

I would suggest reading it all

Hey, Mr. Pres, I really wish you'd stop crapping on Israel and giving the palisimians a pass. I really do, you dumbass.

And last, on a much better level, Sondra is right: this is an almost disgusting level of cute.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Due to the election there's a lot out there to look at,

and having a few minutes free I found these:
Where Great Britain used to be:
Army cadets have been left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after being banned from carrying rifles on a Remembrance Day parade - amid fears the weapons might 'upset' onlookers.

Looks like the Evil Party members are getting nervous about trying to shove stuff through in that lame duck session. I do believe the election and some of the feedback from voters has had an effect.

How Japete & Co. play games with numbers to make it look like family members are whacking each other left & right.

Obama and a Prime Minister... Nope. HELL no. Think again, Kerrey. Get the feeling they're actually looking for a way to make Obama cause fewer problems for the Evil Party? I mean, take a look at this; floating an idea to see if it stays up, or political BS?

When Indian officials refused to back down, Gibbs intervened, announcing on the steps of the Hyderabad House, the main venue at the Indian equivalent of Camp David, that he would pull Obama out of his bilateral meeting with Singh unless “the White House 8” were allowed inside.
WTF? The PRESS SECRETARY is going to yank the President out of a meeting? Sound like Gibbs is getting more than a bit over his head?

Speaking of over his head and effing stupid,
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar speaks in more grandiose terms. He said the Happy Meal ordinance addresses "a survival issue," and proclaimed, "We're part of a movement that is moving forward an agenda of food justice." Food justice?

And that's enough for now, dinner calls.

"Good thing that jerk

moved out from next door."

Among the reasons- the BIG reason- I despise Harry Reid

You’ve elected officials who, for partisan points, spoke openly that the “…war is lost.” I happened to be in a dining facility in Baghdad that day, filled with the (mostly) young faces of (mostly) Army men and women. CNN was on the TVs, and things got very quiet when this elected official continued on, railing that the mission that some of these very people were here to do, had “…failed.” Yet, they would be donning their body armor, strapping on med kits and weapons, mounting HMMVs or MRAPs and heading outside the wire, ensuring that the newborn democracy in Iraq, purchased with so many lives, would be safe another night. The newly re-invigorated insurgents would be waiting, teeth bared back in a hateful smile, gripping the IED detonator, the RPG launcher, or the AK-47s to ply their trade with new energy, because the Senate Majority Leader had said they were winning.

A lot of people have pointed to this piece; go read it if you haven't already. He's pissed at Reid, but he's also pissed at the people who keep this piece of crap in office. And rightly so.

In other news, you'd have to be a mind reader to really know

what the rest of the Caucus was thinking, but DAMN! The heat off them should be enough to warm the room a few degrees:
West, one of two black Republicans elected to Congress in Tuesday's election, said he plans to join the Democratic-dominated bloc, to challenge, in West word's, the CBC's "monolithic voice."

"I plan on joining, I'm not gonna ask for permission or whatever, I'm gonna find out when they meet and I will be a member of the Congressional Black Caucus and I think I meet all of the criteria and it's so important that we break down this 'monolithic voice' that continues to talk about victimization and dependency in the black community," West said on WOR radio
Touching on this,

While Obama's spending Deity-only-knows how much of other peoples' money on his little trip, let's remember some of what he's said:
When Charlie Gibson pressed presidential candidate Obama on his desire to hike capital gains taxes when historically such policies have decreased aggregate federal revenue, a startled Obama insisted that the punitive notion, not the money, was the real issue: “Well, Charlie, what I’ve said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness.” And as President Obama, again in an off-handed matter, he suggested that the state might have an interest on what individuals make: “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
But at a time when we are going to ask folks across the board to make such difficult sacrifices, I don’t see how we can afford to borrow an additional $700 billion from other countries to make all the Bush tax cuts permanent, even for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. We’d be digging ourselves into an even deeper fiscal hole and passing the burden on to our children.
Oh yeah, because RAISING TAXES at a time like this will really help, right?

It's not just BOOOSH, it's the REPUBLICAN'S fault:
“I made the decision to go ahead and do it. And, it proved as costly politically as we expected. Probably actually a little more costly than we had expected… Partly because I couldn’t get the kind of cooperation from Republicans that I hoped for. We thought that if we shaped a bill that wasn’t that different from previous bills that had introduced by Republicans, including the Republican governor in Massachusetts who’s now running for president, that we would be able to find some common ground there and we just couldn’t.”
Here are a few points regarding his statement:
- The health care bill was passed before not after the unpopular financial bill.
- Mitt Romney is not currently running for president.
- We’ve never been a bill like this proposed nationally unless you count Hillarycare.
- Obama was pushing the bill for over a year before democrats rammed it through.
- It was the central focus of his first two years in office.
- They didn’t even read the bill.
- Democrats thought it would be more popular by the midterm election.
- His other emergency economic proposals were complete bombs, too.

Of course, Steve Croft did not bother to question the president about any of his inaccurate statements.
Yeah, because the Stupid Party(for once) not giving him cover makes them responsible for the mess he created. Yeah.

To any muslim upset over the name of the dog: screw you.

Oh, remember the food riots in Mexico last year due to the price of corn?
Since 2007, the price of food around the world has just about doubled. Bad harvests, inflation, or George Bush didn't cause this price increase. According to a secret report from the World Bank, reported in the U.K.'s Guardian, 75% of the increase in price has one source: "Biofuels." This contrasts with U.S. claims of only a 3% biofuels-caused increase. The World Bank also says that rising food prices have pushed 100 million people worldwide below the poverty line. Riots have been sparked from Bangladesh to Egypt.

...Among other measures, Congress mandates that gasoline contain 10% by volume of ethanol. As a result, the U.S. is currently burning about 25% of its corn crop as fuel. Government subsidies and mandates work quite well at converting food into fuel, thus reducing the amount of food. As anyone with more than a room temperature IQ knows, less of something results in higher prices. Hungry people? Psh! Saving the planet takes precedence
The enviroweenies are going to kill us all. Some of them actually WANT to.

Probably not since the days of the Pharaohs

or the more ludicrous Roman Emperors has a head of state travelled in such pomp and expensive grandeur as the President of the United States of America.

While lesser mortals – the Pope, Queen Elizabeth and so on – are usually happy to let their hosts handle most of the security and transport arrangements when they venture beyond their home shores, the United States creates a mini-America on the move to ensure that nothing is left to chance
First saw this the other day, but with one thing and another hadn't said anything about it, then Insty reminded me this morning. As he says, If he were a Republican, we’d be hearing about the “Imperial Presidency” in the American press. Instead, such criticism is left to the British. Because our media's collective nose is so far up Obama's ass they can't breath until he farts.