Saturday, December 04, 2010

I am inclined to write a bit more about son's dog

Dogmatyx was his name, he was half beagle and half Irish Wolfhound. And the strangest-looking puppy you ever saw, who grew into a very handsome adult. Smart as hell, friendly, protective, and could catch any critter silly or suicidal enough to get into the yard. Including a large turtle; he crunched up the shell to get to the chewy center(them Wolfhound jaws were something).

The last year or so he'd gotten creaky, but still got around pretty well, and son spent time with him when home on leave. Then a couple of days ago the ex notified me that he'd taken a real turn for the worse; I went over after work, and yeah, it was bad. So it was time. Preparations were made, and she found a vet who made house calls. That last being important because he was hurting enough I didn't want to have to move him any more than necessary.

So yesterday morning went over. Daughter had taken a couple of hours so she could be there as well, and we spent some time with him until the vet arrived. It went about as smoothly and peacefully as such a thing can. Then we buried him in the blue comforter he liked to snooze on.

Bye, guy.

Well, yeah, I think this wouldreduce the chances

of one of your ships being assailed by someone wanting to play modern-day Jack Sparrow.

Professor Amy Hagopian is enough to give rabid moonbats

a bad name:
A Seattle woman, who fought allowing military recruiters in local high schools, is the lead author of a report that compares the behaviors of recruiters with the behaviors of sexual predators.

...assistant professor with the University of Washington's Department of Global Health concludes military recruiters are a "threat to the health of adolescents."

Hagopian says, "A review of the medical literature suggests military service is associated with disproportionately poor health for young people. The youngest recruits have the greatest number of mental disorders in the U.S. military, including alcohol abuse, anxiety syndromes, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder."

You need a dose of pissed-off, go listen to the linked audio.

Naw, not 'offensive' at all;

just a bit revealing of the truth, which some people don't want to deal with.
She and other family members say the student should not have been sent home.

“His story’s got to come out,” Harris said only moments after putting the teenager on the airplane. “There should have been a better way to handle this.”

The 15-year-old student is accused of writing “Death to Americans” in Arabic on a classroom board during a discussion with classmates.

Harris said the teenager wrote the words on the board when interacting with another foreign exchange student an American student during a class at the school.

The student’s father, Khaled Kasab Mahameed, said the phrase was not written as a threat or with any malicious intent.
Really? Generally, I'd having trouble believing that; then we get down near the end:
Mahameed’s son was studying at Niceville High as part of the Youth Exchange and Study Program (YES) through AYUSA Global Youth Exchange. YES was created in 2003 through a grant to AYUSA from the United Stated Department of State to “build bridges of understanding between the United States and countries with significant Muslim populations,” according to its website.

Mahameed said the message of understanding between cultures is one that his son has advocated, no matter how difficult for himself, since he was about nine years old. The teenager’s family members are Muslim Arab Palestinians forced, Mahameed said, to leave their homeland a generation ago. They now travel and teach other Muslims and Arabs about the Jews as they advocate a message of peace.
And with that the little red flags and warning whistles all went off.
'Forced' to leave their homeland? Teach other M and A 'about the Jews'?
Gee, why do I find it more difficult to believe, after reading this, that 'Death to Americans' didn't actually mean anything? Either there's a lot of the incident we don't know, or the bastards ought to all be thrown out of this country.

It constantly astounds me that people still try to minimize

just what an evil form of government communism has been.
Although the trials of former Soviet leaders were widely publicized, the hundreds of thousands of other arrests and executions were not. These became known in the west only as a few former gulag inmates reached the West with their stories. Not only did foreign correspondents from the West fail to report on the purges, but in many Western nations, especially France, attempts were made to silence or discredit these witnesses; Jean-Paul Sartre took the position that evidence of the camps should be ignored, in order that the French proletariat not be discouraged.
Efforts to minimize the extent of the Great Purge continue among revisionist scholars in the West.
According to the declassified Soviet archives, during 1937 and 1938, the NKVD detained 1,548,366 victims, of whom 681,692 were shot – an average of 1,000 executions a day (in comparison, the Tsarists executed 3,932 persons for political crimes from 1825 to 1910 – an average of less than 1 execution per week).
Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, numerous mass graves filled with executed victims of the terror were discovered. Some, such as the killing fields at Kurapaty near Minsk and Bykivnia near Kiev, are believed to contain up to 200,000 corpses.

In 2007, one such site, the Butovo firing range near Moscow, was turned into a shrine to the victims of Stalinism. From August 1937 through October 1938, more than 20,000 people were shot and buried there

Friday, December 03, 2010

I can't remember where I first heard the "Jews are the canaries

in the coal mine" analogy; it still seems to hold true. And Venezuela is a very gassy mine right now.
Jewish community leaders told PolCouns the Venezuelan government's (GBRV's) attacks and "double-talk," constant criticism of Israel, growing alliance with Iran, and increasing limitations on freedom of speech contribute to a heightened sense of vulnerability by the Jewish community. ...
XXXXXXXXXXXX said "2004 was a turning point in Venezuela," when Chavez began referring to support of certain Jewish leaders for the 2002 post-coup government as justification for verbal and physical attacks against the Jewish community and synagogues.

XXXXXXXXXXXX said anti-Semitic programs and articles have been regular features of government-owned media since 2004, and "international anti-Jewish campaigns have been tailored for use domestically." XXXXXXXXXXXX emphasized that the anti-Semitism is "government-sponsored." He noted that Emilio Silva, the author of a January 20 article on the government website which called for violent demonstrations at the Tiferet synagogue just 10 days before the synagogue was attacked, is still teaching at the pro-government Bolivarian University of Venezuela
If they're counting on the Obama administration for help, they're in worse trouble than they may believe; Obama & Co. have spent too much time sucking up to Thug Chavez and Iran and crapping on Israel for Jews to have any real confidence in him.

Take a look at all that Chavez has done, and run it through Huffman's Jews in the Attic test; you won't like the result.

Work all night, then a very necessary and unpleasant duty this morning:

son's dog had to be put down.

Just doesn't seem to get any easier.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

For your morning collection,(which was the evening collection

that somehow didn't get published last night)
Breakables and RCOB warning in effect: the TSA dirtbags involved should all be fired. Period. And I can only wish there were some way to prosecute the bastards. There is absolutely no excuse- none- for this kind of 'pulling rules out of your ass', let alone what they did to this woman.

Corrupt, vile, highly partisan Sen. Chris Friend of Angelo Dodd says the Senate is too partisan. Screw you, you disgusting piece of crap; you cheated, you lied, you attacked people and now you want to make teary-eyed speeches when you've been thrown out. Just leave, and improve the moral tone of the place.

Your gasoline, heating oil and natural gas costs go up? Thank Obama, the lying little shit.
Wednesday, the Interior Department said it would not propose oil exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines or the eastern Gulf of Mexico for at least seven years.

But unlike the late March announcement when President Barack Obama took to the podium to embrace domestic energy production and call for bipartisan support in Congress, Wednesday’s declaration came with little fanfare - a press release and a phone call with reporters by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Because he doesn't have the balls to come out and say it himself.
Hey, Carville, you helped get him in office and now he's screwing Louisiana; hope you like the result of your work.

So, after all the "We have to save our economy!" crap, it turns out FOREIGN banks got billions at 'favourable terms' in the bank bailout. Hard to make a list of all the people who need hanging over this crap.

Rep. Charles Rangel(Corrupt Dirtbag-NY), seems it wasn't that 'he couldn't afford a lawyer':
Harlem Rep. Charles Rangel bailed out on his House ethics trial just as committee lawyers were preparing to call a parade of corporate bigwigs who would testify about his fund-raising tactics, new committee documents reveal.

Lawyers were planning to challenge Rangel with a conga line of corporate officials who would testify about his pitches for multimillion-dollar contributions to the Rangel Center for public affairs at CCNY -- among them Donald Trump, Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg and Hank Greenberg, CEO of C.V. Starr & Co.

Ethics lawyers also planned to call top lobbyists for AIG, NY Life, and Verizon, according to an Oct. 22 letter from the committee to Rangel.
So add chickenshit to corrupt.

Warren Buffet, you are cordially invited to kiss my ass, you hypocritical son of a bitch.
The report highlights the contrast between the public perception of estate tax proponents as fighting to break up wealthy, almost oligarchic families and the reality that a key force behind the tax is an industry for which ten percent of its revenues depend on maintaining the status quo.

One of the most outspoken voices urging a higher estate tax, Warren Buffet, owns six life insurance companies, the report says

Soon-to-be-former governor Ted Strickland(NSD-OH)joins the "We just don't explain in the right way how wonderful we are" group.
But his frustration was evident as the discussion progressed. Talking, unprompted, about the debate over the expiring Bush tax cuts, Strickland said he was dumbfounded at the party's inability to sell the idea that the rates for the wealthy should be allowed to expire.

"I mean, if we can't win that argument we might as well just fold up," he said. "These people are saying we are going to insist on tax cuts for the richest people in the country and we don't care if they are paid for, and we don't think it is a problem if it contributes to the deficit, but we are not going to vote to extend unemployment benefits to working people if they aren't paid for because they contribute to the deficit. I mean, what is wrong with that? How can it be more clear?"

Please note, he says that continuing the CURRENT TAX RATES is a cut 'that has to be paid for', miserable little bastard that he is. And, soon-to-be-former Governor Strickland, despite your wishes we CANNOT AFFORD TO MAY UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS PERMANENT; I notice you don't seem to have any problem with THAT not being paid for.

Damn. Are there ANY actual professional law-enforcement officers in Nevada who'll do their damned job right?

Kilgore College President Bill Holda isn't just a liar; he's a user of biased information. And a liar again.

Well, Nanny of the Month is OKC Mayor Mick Cornett

Apparently his paymasters didn't like the idea. And no, I don't mean the taxpayers.
Thanks to Theo for finding this

And now it's been a LOOONG night and I have an unpleasant duty to perform before I can rest, so I'll leave you with this:
"You give me the memory card, you get the tripod back"

Even without zombies, I've known people who lived in areas

like this

Hey, Amazon, why are you doing this? Updated

”ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- An Issaquah grandmother of two American soldiers said she's outraged at Amazon for providing web hosting to WikiLeaks, the organization that has leaked thousands of classified government documents. Nadine Gulit had two grandsons deploy to Iraq and founded Operation Support Our Troops. She isn't very diplomatic about Amazon helping out WikiLeaks. "That shocked me and it surprises me that Amazon went that route," she said.”
For the first time, I've noticed that there doesn't appear to be a simple 'contact us for questions' link at Amazon, so I can't figure out how to contact them to ask "What's up with this?"

Update: Ace says Amazon kicked Wiki to the curb. And effing Joe Lieberman is taking credit for it. Yeah. All those paying customers and other interested people had NOTHING to do with it...

I haven't mentioned a preacher named Jim Wallis before

for some reason, probably because he's such a disgusting bastard. If you haven't heard of him, this is a clown who had this to say:
In a January 13, 2006 radio interview with Interfaith Voices, Wallis was asked, "Are you then calling for the redistribution of wealth in society?" He replied, "Absolutely, without any hesitation. That's what the gospel is all about."
and then, when Glenn Beck played the quote and talked about him, he accused Beck of lying about him, etc. As in "Don't believe the actual recordings of me, Beck is a liar!" Usually in a calm, "Look into my eyes and believe me" voice. Not a very pleasant guy, and a hard-line communist:
Following the 1979 refugee crisis in Vietnam, Wallis lashed out at the desperate masses fleeing North Vietnam's communist forces by boat. These refugees, as Wallis saw it, had been "inoculated" by capitalist influences during the war and were absconding "to support their consumer habit in other lands." Wallis then admonished critics against pointing to the boat people to "discredit" the righteousness of Vietnam's newly victorious Communist regime.

In 1979, Time magazine hailed Wallis as one of the "50 Faces for America's Future." That same year, the journal Mission Tracks published an interview with Wallis, in which the activist evangelical expressed his hope that "more Christians will come to view the world through Marxist eyes."

What brought this up today is I just read this:
“There wouldn't be a tea party if there wasn't a black man in the White House.:
Yep. If you're a tea part member, you're a racist because that's the ONLY reason you'd oppose Obama and the NSDemocrats. Sure. Right.

I think this 'preacher' needs to revisit that 'don't bear false witness' part of things. Along with explaining how Jesus supposedly said it's a good thing to rob somebody and give his work away.

Back to Amtrack, you can now ship a firearm BUT

To transport a gun, passengers must notify Amtrak at least 24 hours before their departure. The gun must be stored unloaded in a locked, hard-sided container, the guidelines say.
So Joe Biden's pet money pit is still more restrictive about transporting firearms than airlines are. Just like Biden wants it, I have no doubt

Well, this explains some of the garbage that's come out about Rep. Kris Steele

First off, this Steele fellow is a RINO. The liberal Republican legislator has a cumulative score of 62 (out of a possible 100) on the Oklahoma Constitution’s legislative scorecard for 2010. Steele is also the associate minister of that Wesley United Methodist church. He’s the homeboy at the home church.

Second, Pastor Hewett is quite the devotee of trendy leftist causes. In his oration, Rev. Hewett used his opportunity to offer God a mea culpa for the Trail of Tears: “ … we know some came by forced relocations, against their will. To those we say, ‘We’re sorry for what our foreparents did to your forebears’ … ”

Regarding immigration: “Lord, God, we know that in this our land, some dwell and work, but it has yet to become their land. They’re aliens in our midst; give wisdom and sensitivity to circumstances and compassion to our legislators for these who labor and live among us without appropriate authorization. Lord, God, may Oklahoma become a model for our nation of just, fair, and functional policies of immigration.”

Let's see, apologizing for other people for things they didn't do, check... 'be nice to illegal aliens(like calling them 'undocumented'), check...
Fourth, KTOK newsradio reported that several legislators were “upset” by the invocation but didn’t want to go on the record to the media outlet, just yet, “for fear of retaliation by Speaker Steele in making his House committee assignments …” Hmm. If true, that a) is kinda spineless of these lawmakers, and b) doesn’t make Associate Minister Steele sound like a turn-the-other-cheek sort of Christian. But, if true, it’s also pretty good reporting on KTOK’s part.
Vindictive toward people who don't fall into line, check(spineless politicians, check but on a different list). Just bleepin' wonderful, isn't it?

Speaking of dirtbag politicians,
The Oklahoman reports today that Senator Harry Coates, Tecumseh Republican, and a now-pregnant lobbyist who are having a romantic affair worked together to steer a lucrative state contract toward a private company that had hired the lobbyist.

"The wife of Sen. Harry Coates said Monday her husband has told her he is having an affair with lobbyist Haley Atwood," the newspaper's John Estus and Ann Kelley reported. "Atwood, 29, who didn't deny the affair with Coates, 60, also is married. State officials last week announced plans to award a $10 million-a-year state contract for a new juvenile center to the Ada Youth Academy Authority, which has selected a private operator, Rite of Passage, to run the new center. Rite of Passage earlier this year hired Atwood for consulting work."

These crooks need to be investigated for possible criminal actions. Coates, you're a disgrace.

I have to wonder if the title of this piece describes why Obama

may actually want to do something about Wikileaks now: Why Wikileaks Is Bad For Progressive Foreign Policy. Wonderful, huh? In case you have any doubts of the direction,
Undermining Progressive Policies and Frameworks

In my day job this week, I’m thinking tactically about the leaks’ effects on the issues of immediate concern to me: ratifying the START Treaty and promoting effective diplomacy to deal with Iran, while inching our way toward lasting peace in the Middle East and away from an endless military quagmire
(had to throw that in, right?)in Afghanistan.

But underlying all those discrete policy positions is a common set of assumptions and values: that we live in a complex world where posturing, rigid ideology, and indiscriminate use of force will not get us, as a society or a global commons, to where we need to go; that quiet talk is much more effective than loud threats; that, in the long run, America’s national interests will be best served if we see and act on them as inextricably linked with the interests of others

Author says he used to work at the State Department; no wonder things are so screwed up over there.

There was a comment that showed up in my 'Hobbit' post

that for some reason never published. Short version, I'm a fool who should read 'The Hobbit' before speaking, apologize, etc.

Guy, it's been a long time but I have read it; I'm aware of different-shaded hobbits(matter of fact, there's a bit on it in the article, remember?), and it makes no difference. When someone doesn't fit what the job is looking for, to start bitching about Discrimination! and RACISM!! is bullcrap. A Facebook page to gripe about it, yet!

So no, I'm not apologizing. I'm sick of this kind of nonsense. I also found this over at SondraK; maybe I'm getting too cynical, but I tend to think the last two paragraphs in the linked article may well cover the real reason behind this crap.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You know, there really should be a "I don't care what your job is, (link fixed)

your ass is fired as of NOW" action that can be taken.
4-year-old Ryan Thomas is developmentally disabled as a result of being 16 weeks premature and has to wear corrective braces. His ankles are malformed and his legs have little or no muscle tone. He only just learned how to walk, briefly, on his own, according to thePhiladelphia Inquirer.

But that didn't seem to matter to the Transportation Security Administration screeners at Philadelphia International airport.
The screener replied that the boy would have to take the braces off and walk through the detector again. When Leona Thomas attempted to walk with Ryan she was told he would have to do it alone.

She tried, calmly, to explain that Ryan could barely walk with the braces, let alone without them, but the compassionless screener was deaf to her pleas, according to the newspaper
Read it. Breakables warning in effect. Especially with this:
The Thomases eventually complied and Ryan made it through on his own, but Bob immediately asked for a supervisor. The supervisor was less than sympathetic and stood by the screener's actions. A fellow police officer even told Bob Thomas to drop it and go enjoy his vacation.
Yeah, because abusing a disabled kid is no big deal for the vigilant 0rder-following bastards of the Totally Shithead Assholes brigade. And the clowns with badges who support them.

This is at the end:
But Bob Thomas didn't forget and after his trip he called the airport manager. Eventually, with help from Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Daniel Rubin, the TSA finally responded to the incident saying that the boy never should have had to remove his braces and they would be looking into what went wrong that day in March.
Note the 'with help from the Inquirer columnist' part; why the HELL would it take getting a newspaper involved to get the jackasses in charge of that office to 'respond' to this?

'They'll be looking into it'. Yeah. I'm sure they will. Right.

One of the reasons you could not pay me to go to New Jersey

It's filled with idiots and gun bigots like Joel Bewley and Judge Morley. And some serious idiots wearing badges.

And Bryan Miller, who is a dirtbag of the first order.

Unc's right, this is just

That's a Ruger 10-22 in fancy dress

Damn, I want one. And I don't even have a 10-22(yet, anyway...)

One reason J.M. Browning still inspires reverence

You don't need any tools to detail-strip the 1911 except itself.

Thanks to Uncle for pointing to this

Naz Humphreys, you're an effing moron

With a big chip on your shoulder.
Briton Naz Humphreys, who has Pakistani heritage, attended a casting session in Hamilton, New Zealand, last week and stood in line for three hours only to be told her skin tone was not suitable.

The Waikato Times said video footage from the audition showed the casting manager telling people they were looking for light-skinned people to play Hobbits.

He reportedly tells the would-be Hobbits: 'I'm not trying to be... whatever. It's just the brief. You've got to look like a Hobbit.'
Well, deity DAMN, they actually want actors who LOOK LIKE THE FREAKIN' CHARACTERS? How dare they?

Listed to this crap:
Ms Humphreys, a social policy researcher, said: 'I would love to be an extra.

'But it just seemed like a shame because obviously Hobbits are not brown or black or any other colour.

'They all look kind of homogenised beige and all derived from the Caucasian gene pool.
Let's see... a race that lives in ONE area of ONE continent, has for bleepin' FOREVER, and they all look similar? No different colors, just slight differences in shade? Who could believe such a thing?(references to regions of Africa, regions of China, etc., will not be tolerated due to excessive good sense).

Ms Humphreys, who is in New Zealand on a working holiday with her husband, told the newspaper: 'It's 2010 and I still can't believe I'm being discriminated against because I have brown skin.
You're being discriminated against BY NOT BEING CHOSEN BECAUSE YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE THE EFFING CHARACTERS? Go take your racial bullshit, fold it to eight corners and shove it up your ass, Humphreys.

Outrageous bullshit discovered thanks to Sondra.

Senator Inhofe has just gotten his wish

that politicians be able to continue bribing each other. With other peoples money.

Sen. Inhofe, I left a message with your OKC office, and sent an e-mail. If you or some of your staff happen to see this:
Screw you.
I'm sick of this crap. I'm sick of you defending this "Let's pay each other off on votes" garbage.

Screw you twice.

Problem with this article is that it would depend on Obama and Holder

caring more about something else than they care about themselves and their precious progressive and racist ideals. And they don't. Yeah, Holder going away might help Obama in the future; I don't really care, as having someone with actual ethics in the AG spot would help the country.

Speaking of progressive ideals, more on Obama's idiocy. As one commenter put it Rather than seeing Israeli concessions as the key to stopping Iranian nuclear weapons, Obama saw the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons as the key to getting Israeli concessions.

Michael Steele, head of the Stupid Party(aka GOP), has caused lots of problems; seems we've got an Oklahoma version named Kirk Steele. Apparently things like dealing with illegal immigration aren't real important to the 'thinkers' like Steele; for what it's worth I just reminded the state Stupid Party that more elections are coming. One of the idiocies this clown is pushing:
Steele followed that interview up with another in which he said he wants to change state law that prevents cities from enacting stronger anti-public-smoking ordinances, angering some conservatives in the House who find that tantamount to more "big brother" government action. Steele's remarks were followed up a day later by an OML announcement in support.
I don't like cigarettes. I dislike a lot more nanny-state clowns who want to tell EVERYBODY how they'll be allowed to live. No matter what initial the put after their name.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Let's start the evening with Lori Berenson, a nice terrorist

who thinks she should not have faced punishment for the harm she caused. Oh, of COURSE not, no progressive terrorist assistant should actually have to pay up for what they do...

What? The TSA lied about the backscatter machines? Wow, ain't that something? Part of the post:
Which brings me to how the scanner works. Essentially, it appears that an X-ray beam is rastered across the body, which highlights the importance of one of the specific concerns raised by the UCSF scientists... what happens if the machine fails, or gets stuck, during a raster. How much radiation would a person's eye, hand, testicle, stomach, etc be exposed to during such a failure. What is the failure rate of these machines? What is the failure rate in an operational environment? Who services the machine? What is the decay rate of the filter? What is the decay rate of the shielding material? What is the variability in the power of the X-ray source during the manufacturing process? This last question may seem trivial; however, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory noted significant differences in their test models, which were supposed to be precisely up to spec. Its also interesting to note that the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory criticized other reports from NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) and a group called Medical and Health Physics Consulting for testing the machine while one of the two X-ray sources was disabled (citations at the bottom of the page).

These questions have not been answered to any satisfaction and the UCSF scientists, all esteemed in their fields and members of the National Academy of Sciences have been dismissed based on a couple of reports seemingly hastily put together by mid-level government technicians or engineers. The documents that I have reviewed thus far either have NO AUTHOR CREDITS or are NOT authored by anyone with either a Ph.D. or a M.D., raising serious concerns of the extent of the expertise of the individuals and organizations evaluating these machines with respect to biological safety. Yet, the FDA and TSA continue to dismiss some of the most talented scientists in the country...
Thanks to Ace for the link

I like the idea of Wikileaks being appropriately charged and punished; I do have reservations about declaring them a foreign terrorist organization. I find it very hard to believe that there are not current statutes that would allow these clowns to be dealt with.

Also from Legal Insurrection, a 'Hmmm....'
Prof. Majid Shahriari, who died when his car was attacked in North Tehran Monday, Nov. 29, headed the team Iran established for combating the Stuxnet virus rampaging through its nuclear and military networks. His wife was injured. The scientist's death deals a major blow to Iran's herculean efforts to purge its nuclear and military control systems of the destructive worm since it went on the offensive six months ago.

And, if you're not looking at CMP, here's some of the stuff going on with them:
WWII ERA BAYONETS. Sometime mid-morning on 29 Nov, 2010, the CMP eStore will list all our WWII era M1 model (10") bayonets for sale. The listing will include M1 and shortened M1905 series models. These bayonets will also be available at the CMP North and South stores beginning 1 Dec 2010. $65 per bayonet w/scabbard with FREE S&H if ordered in 2010. Please see the M1 Garand page for descriptions and pricing.

M1D ACCESSORIES COMING SOON. CMP has acquired a relatively small quantity of accessories for the M1D sniper rifle. Accessories include flash hiders, cheek pads, scope mounts, scope bags, and M84 scopes. All of these items are used and graded and priced based on condition, which ranges from good to very poor. Please see the M1 Garand web page for details. Items may be purchased through the eStore “Parts Surplus” tab beginning mid-morning on 29 Nov, 2910. Small quantities will also be available at the CMP stores beginning 1 Dec, 2010.

NEW IN WRAP SPRINGFIELD ARMORY BARRELS. Wrapped in cheesecloth and covered in preservative are now available for purchase. The few we have unwrapped and inspected are short-chambered and required reaming to headspace. Manufacture dates range from 1952 – 1955. Barrels are sold in the wrap, so we will not be able to select by the date of manufacture. See the “barrel” tab on the CMP eStore for details. Price for these barrels is $125 if ordered in 2010. Item number is PS01.

WINCHESTER M1 GARANDS STILL AVAILABLE. The CMP still has a small quantity of Winchester M1 Garand rifles for sale. Please visit for details.

M1 CARBINES SOLD OUT. The CMP is now sold out of M1 carbines except for the few we will still be selling on our auction program. At this time, we have no reason to expect to receive any additional quantities of carbines.

CMP LOGO RIFLE HARD CASES. Until inventory of these cases is exhausted, M1 Garands will be shipped in one of these cases at no extra charge. Cases are MADE IN THE USA for CMP. Case is made of GI green molded plastic & features a patented PillarLock system for extra strength and crush resistance. Each case is custom molded w/ CMP logo on each side. Interior foam rubber is of special dimensions to hold your rifle extra snugly. Case also features four black contoured recessed latches, padlock points, steel hinge pins& a molded handle. Case is large enough to hold one Garand, 1903 Springfield , 1917 Enfield or a 1898 Krag rifle. These cases are also available for purchase. See item PC006 under the Equipment & Accessories tab on the eStore. $30 + $10.95 S&H.

ESTORE CREDIT CARD CHARGING. Currently, CMP does not charge credit cards until a few days before actual shipment. This applies to eStore orders also. We had expected that before the end of October, we would be able to modify our eStore to automatically process the order and charge the card at time of order. This would result in eStore orders being shipped within 1-2 workdays after order was placed. Unfortunately, we still have some issues to resolve and now expect to not go live with the charging until January 2011.

CMP PHONE APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE ON THE ANDROID MARKET PLACE AND FOR THE iPHONE/iPAD. CMP is the official app for keeping score at Civilian Marksmanship Program sponsored shooting events. It features an easy to use interface that allows for quick recording of your score after each string. The CMP app calculates your shooting percentages automatically to let you know how you are doing throughout the event. You can also enter notes and record conditions so that you have a permanent record of details of each event. This application is sponsored and endorsed by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this software are donated to the CMP. Purchase your CMP app today on the Android Market Place or for the iPhone/iPad at

Few things to note this morning before I start going in circles

Sen. Lugar(Incumbant Jerk-IN) is apparently seen by the party weenies as 'too wonderful to have to face a challenge', which all by itself means he needs to be thrown out of that office. Especially with the sucking up to the enemy he's engaged in.

Swiss voters have approved a far-right initiative to automatically expel foreign residents convicted of serious crimes, according to poll results.
And why did this have to be a 'far-right initiative'? Why should a foreigner CONVICTED of such crimes not be thrown out?

The EUnuchs prove once again that they're very interested in free speech; as long as it's someone they approve of and words they approve of being spoken.

Gee, a lot of teachers are more interested in process than in actually teaching? WHoda thunk it?

I now return you to your morning routine, which I have to start myself.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

I shall begin todays yelling with the moron Edmund Morris,

who still thinks calling us "insensitive to foreign sensibilities, who are lazy, obese, complacent and increasingly perplexed as to why we are losing our place in the world to people who are more dynamic than us and more disciplined.” is is some kind of striking insult(Eddie, assholes like you have been saying that for decades; and we don't care). We're supposed to be sensitive to who, Eddie? The 'world leaders' who crap on us for not doing what they want just because it would hurt us? The opinion of clowns who're so PC-at-any-cost that they'll let sharia courts run things in large chunks of their cities? Screw you, you miserable little puke. This crap has been going on a loooong time, as Insty notes from Whitman:
...the Democratic Republic has paid her to-day the terrible and resplendent compliment of the united wish of all the nations of the world that her Union should be broken, her future cut off, and that she should be compell’d to descend to the level of kingdoms and empires ordinarily great!There is certainly not one government in Europe but is now watching the war in this country, with the ardent prayer that the united States may be effectually split, crippled, and dismember’d by it. There is not one but would help toward that dismemberment, if it dared. I say such is the ardent wish to-day of England and of France, as governments, and of all the nations of Europe, as governments. I think indeed it is to-day the real, heart-felt wish of all the nations of the world, with the single exception of Mexico–Mexico, the only one to whom we have ever really done wrong, and now the only one who prays for us and for our triumph, with genuine prayer.
We are all too prone to wander from ourselves, to affect Europe, and watch her frowns and smiles. We need this hot lesson of general hatred, and henceforth must never forget it. Never again will we trust the moral sense nor abstract friendliness of a single government of the world
And most of us don't, Eddie, because we know how much of foreign sensibilities is tied into wanting to ruin us so they'll look better.

Speaking of idiots, have you heard of Wendy Scott?
Last week, Wendy Scott, one of two sixth-grade teachers, sent a letter home to the parents of all sixth-graders announcing that she and Susan LaFlamme were instituting a new rule barring students from carrying any writing implements on their person, in a backpack, or on the school bus.

The memo explained that students would be issued a pencil for use in class that would be collected at the end of the school day.

The memo cited behavior problems and said any student found in possession of a pen or mechanical pencil after Nov. 15 would be assumed to have the implement “to build weapons,” or to have stolen it from the classroom art supply basket.

Offending students would be sent to the principal's office for disciplinary measures, the memo stated.

It seems dumbass did this all on her own(or else the school is letting her hang for it, whichever), and the school disowned her actions. And then added this:
Asked to comment on the fallout from the teachers' action, she said “There is nothing newsworthy about the day-to-day running of a school.”
Well, Peterson, when one of you teachers does something idiotic like this, it IS newsworthy, whether you like it or not.

In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon, angry at the Bush administration's conduct of the war on terror, voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative, the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Friday, that task force helped prevent what could have been a horrific terrorist attack in Portland. Now city officials say they might re-think their participation in the task force -- because Barack Obama is in the White House.
Can you say 'Idiot, chickenshit politicians'?
I knew you could!

I hope this dumbass thief was much the worse for wear when the cops got there.

Totally unrelated to anything else, proof that Australians are out of their frikkin' minds

And last, on the Globular Warmering front, past hysteria:
Sledges, snowmen, snowballs and the excitement of waking to find that the stuff has settled outside are all a rapidly diminishing part of Britain's culture, as warmer winters - which scientists are attributing to global climate change - produce not only fewer white Christmases, but fewer white Januaries and Februaries.
However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become "a very rare and exciting event".
"Children just aren't going to know what snow is," he said.
David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes - or eventually "feel" virtual cold
etc., etc., ad "We're all gonna die!", contrasted with actual current weather:
Britain experienced its coldest November night for a quarter of a century last night, as forecasters warned that the unseasonably teeth-chattering temperatures will continue well into this week.

Thermometers at Llysdinam, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys, recorded -17.3C, the coldest temperature for the month seen in the UK since 1985, and Wales's chilliest November night ever recorded.

Other particularly cold spots included Shawbury, in Shropshire, with -12.5C; Lough Fea, in Northern Ireland, with -9.2C; and Church Fenton, in North Yorkshire, with -11.9C.
(note: if I remember the conversion right, -17.3C is just above zero Fahrenheit)
More than a foot of snow has already fallen in parts of Scotland and northern England, with around a third of that amount seen in areas of central England and Norfolk. More snow, mixed with sleet and rain, is due later in the week.

The Met Office has severe weather warnings in place for a large section of central and eastern Scotland and north-east England due to anticipated further snowfalls
Hmmm, CRU... wasn't there something about fraud and such in some e-mails that got out from them?