Saturday, November 30, 2013

Warp drive.

Maybe workable.

Oh yeah....

And it makes me remember A Wrinkle In Time

Sometimes, when you're looking for one thing,

you find something even better.
But until 2001, there had been no evidence of the city from this classical tale. But when a group led by French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio stumbled upon some relics, it led them to one of the greatest finds of the 21st century, a city underwater. The discovery took place when Goddio had been in search of Napoleon’s warships from the 1798 Battle of the Nile, when he had been defeated by Nelson in these very waters, but to his surprise, he stumbled upon this magnificent discovery. Goddio’s team has since been joined by the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology and the Department of Antiquities of Egypt to produce a wealth of dazzling finds.

Some Navajo Code Talkers from WWII show up at a game.
Wearing Redskins jackets.
And saying things liberals and socialists do NOT want to hear.
Hawthorne, vice president of the Navajo Code Talkers Association, said the group’s trip was paid for by the Redskins. The four men met briefly with team owner Dan Snyder but did not discuss the name, Hawthorne said.

Still, he said he would endorse the name if asked, and the televised appearance in which three of the Indians wore Redskins jackets spoke for itself.

“We didn’t have that in mind but that is undoubtedly what we did do,” Hawthorne said when asked if he was intending to send a statement with the appearance. “My opinion is that’s a name that not only the team should keep, but that’s a name that’s American.”
I don't think their heads 'exploded' so much as 'melted down in rage'.

And from Egypt and people dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood our idiot President wants to pump up,
As the full ramification of the Muslim Brotherhood's year in power continues to be exposed, a new study by Al Azhar's Fatwa Committee dedicated to exploring the fatwas, or Islamic decrees, issued by the Brotherhood and Salafis -- the Islamists -- was recently published.

According to the report, "fatwas issued by both groups [Brotherhood and Salafis] regard women as strange creatures created solely for sex. They considered the voices of women, their looks and presence outside the walls of their homes an 'offence.' Some went as far as to consider women as a whole 'offensive.'"
These people are seriously nuts.
The study similarly revealed that some of these fatwas decreed that women who swim in the sea are committing "adultery" -- even if they wear a hijab: "The reason behind this particular fatwa, from their point of view, is that the sea is masculine [as with many other languages, Arabic nouns are gender specific, and "sea" is masculine], and when the water touches the woman's private parts she becomes an 'adulteress' and should be punished."
Moreover, "Some of these fatwas also forbade women from eating certain vegetables or even touching cucumbers or bananas," due to their phallic imagery, which may tempt women to deviate.

Other fatwas decreed that "it is unacceptable for women to turn the air conditioning on at home during the absence of their husbands as this could be used as a sign to indicate to neighbors that the woman is at home alone and any of them could commit adultery with her."

One fatwa suggested that marriage to ten-year-old girls should be allowed to prevent girls "from deviating from the right path," while another prohibited girls from going to schools located 25 kilometers away from their homes.

Another stated that a marriage is annulled if the husband and wife copulate with no clothes on.

Well, if you've got to have a commercial,

this is how to do it.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tar. Feathers. Clubs.

and prosecutions.
Ellen Richardson went to Pearson airport on Monday full of joy about flying to New York City and from there going on a 10-day Caribbean cruise for which she’d paid about $6,000.

But a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent with the Department of Homeland Security killed that dream when he denied her entry.

“I was turned away, I was told, because I had a hospitalization in the summer of 2012 for clinical depression,’’ said Richardson, who is a paraplegic and set up her cruise in collaboration with a March of Dimes group of about 12 others.

At the time, Richardson said, she was so shocked and devastated by what was going on, she wasn’t thinking about how U.S. authorities could access her supposedly private medical information.

And the Canadian authorities are playing games with this, too:
U.S. authorities “do not have access to medical or other health records for Ontarians travelling to the U.S.,’’ said health ministry spokeswoman Joanne Woodward Fraser, adding the ministry could not provide any additional information.
Bullshit; they HAD the information, Fraser; stop pretending otherwise.

If you believe that this is coincidence,

there's some seafront property in the OK panhandle you might be interested in.
He went on FOX News where his story was picked up by C. Steven Tucker, a health insurance broker who helped him keep his insurance.

Now suddenly Bill Elliot is being audited for 2009 with an interview only scheduled in April 2014. Assuming he lives that long. That might be a coincidence, but Tucker is being audited back to 2003.
Coming out of this IRS, 'coincidence' isn't really an option.

Did the Bureau of Labor Statistics fake the numbers to help Obama?  Yes.

"I am saying that I have been respectful of teabaggers; why don't you peasants believe me?"

So, does that mean this clown thinks some perfidious Jews helped him make it big for some reason?  Or is he just one more bigoted idiot?

"But we NEED a MRAP to serve warrants!  Really!"  See if you can spot the key word in this:
"It's armored. It's heavy. It's intimidating. And it's free," said Apple."

If you could get this to work in a punch bowl...

On the latest hyperventilating about Zimmerman having an 'arsenal' of five guns and a little over a hundred rounds:
"Jesus! That's enough ammunition for the NYPD to shoot two people!"

And to whoever came up with the 'upgrade' that won't let me copy & paste web addresses the way I could before, choke on a turkey bone, you idiot.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The new anti-gun-ownership tactic: planting fake 'No Firearms' stickers

I was grabbing a to go order so I had already called it in. I was sad as this was going to be my last order as I wasn’t going to support them anymore. I REALLY like their wings. The manager is the one who brought me my order and gave me the customary “come again soon.” Which I replayed “not likely as long as you have that” pointing at the sicker.

She was shocked and asked the hostess if she knew who put that there. She asked me to wait and went to the back. She came back with the chef who is the owner and he said he had no idea how that got there. He removed it and wished me a good day.

In this case, they caught the clown:
Yesterday, I went back and the manager said she looked at the surveillance video and said late one night a customer put the sticker there just before closing on their way out. They confronted them as they are also a frequent customer. She stated that she does that all over town where ever she goes. The manger asked them not to come back anymore.

I'm thankful it warmed up a bit out there;

This I'm mixed about:
Colorado state Sen. Evie Hudak (D), who was facing a potential recall election over her vote in favor of stricter gun control laws, will resign Wednesday, Denver television station KDVR reported.

Hudak's decision assured that Democrats would hold onto their one-vote majority in the state Senate, according to the TV station, with a Democratic committee being allowed to pick her replacement.
"Evie, we know you want to stay in that taxpayer-supplied office, but if you lose this recall the Republicans will have a majority!  So resign before you cause more problems.  And this way we'll claim it didn't have anything to do with our anti-gun laws."
Basically, they'll do anything to keep control of the Senate; lots of room under that bus, after all.
(Why no, I don't have anything better to do right at the moment)

Obama & Co. want you to screw with Thanksgiving dinner by arguing for Obamacare; MAIG wants in on that 'piss off the whole family' idea.

"Illegal aliens?  They're among my best voters!"

CDR Salamander on the current "How screwed are we?"  One of them, anyway; this one administration ignorance of how the military works.
Really, you could call a lot of this 'ignorance turned to stupidity', because ignorance is fixable by learning; refusing to deal with that new knowledge, that's stupid.

A virus or control signal using computer speakers and mikes to spread itself with no wireless or hard data connection between the machines.  Damn.

Asia is on the cusp of a full-blown arms race. The escalating clash between China and almost all its neighbours in the Pacific has reached a threshold. All other economic issues at this point are becoming secondary.
Besides, Beijing has just watched the US throw its long-time ally Saudi Arabia under a bus over Iran. It has watched Moscow score an alleged victory over Washington in Syria. You and I may think it is an error to infer too much US weakness from these incidents, but that is irrelevant. Beijing seems to be drawing its own conclusions.

If Bush had done this... well, you know the drill.

Former CO Senate leader John Morse: bitter, nasty little bastard, isn't he?

Slate wets its panties again: five guns and a little over 100 rounds = 'arsenal'.
They'd have crapped and wet simultaneously if they'd seen what people brought to Schutenfest.

Finally, a reminder of just how truly screwy the islamists are:
The Egyptian newspaper Al Masry Al Youm summarized some of the Al Azhar study's main findings and assertions on November 15 in a article entitled (in translation), "Muslim Brotherhood fatwas: A woman swimming is an 'adulteress' and touching bananas is 'forbidden.'" 

According to the report, "fatwas issued by both groups [Brotherhood and Salafis] regard women as strange creatures created solely for sex. They considered the voices of women, their looks and presence outside the walls of their homes an 'offence.' Some went as far as to consider women as a whole 'offensive.'"

Well, such a challenge cannot be passed up: as my contribution to 'Offend an Islamist', I offer the following a little ways below:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tab clearing

"I'm leaving now so I can't be fired.  And this way Holder will have an easier time keeping me from being charged for any of this corruption."

Families USA (FUSA) — an organization that describes itself as a “national nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans” — was given a $1.1 million grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on October 4, 2013, to gather “success stories” of Americans dealing with Obamacare and distribute them to the media who often refer to them as an “independent” group. This is part of a greater upcoming effort to bolster the perception of the lowly health care law.

At fault is a common electronic device invented nearly a century ago and found in almost every modern household: the domestic television set.

Put simply, our TVs have started spying on us.

My nephew Sean Smith was killed in Benghazi – I’d like to know what happened on Sept. 11, 2012
Us too.

Charitable hospitals that treat uninsured children will now be fined and receive harsher scrutiny when applying for non-profit, tax-exempt status.

Hot damn!  If you need bullets,
 Black Friday-Cyber Monday Special

Because the IRS hasn't broken the law and ethics enough, apparently.

More of that flexability with Russia: bowing down to kiss Putins' ass.

So according to this idiot the 1st Amendment ONLY covers churches and schools...

And finally, the best Thanksgiving show EVER!


This video, which aired on the BBC in the late 80′s has had a new birth this week thanks to the internet…and thank GOD it did!

Sir Nicholas Winton who organized the rescue and passage to Britain of about 669 mostly Jewish Czechoslovakian children destined for the Nazi death camps before World War II in an operation known as the Czech Kindertransport.
The video is him meeting a bunch of the kids he saved, all grown up.

Linoge has a collection of gun-bigot idiocy and projection, and includes this
MDA has been very big on lying about things lately.  Including the "Let's put up a picture and say these gun nuts are threatening us!" and "Let's lie about what happened with Staples!"  So not only are a bunch of them flat nuts, they're willing to openly and repeatedly lie to try and shove what they want down our throats.

Also note: if they try to pressure a company to not allow carry in their stores, it's activism; if we protest such, we're 'gun bullies'.

Also from Miguel, MAIG saying "Support is building to pass a law to require something that's already a law!"  So these clowns either don't know what they're talking about, or they're willing to openly lie.  Three guesses which is true.
(hint: it's a trick question)


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

So I was right about why Obamacare demanded all that personal information up front

Since the passage of Obamacare, all fifty state Medicaid agencies have been forced to create a new standalone database that contains nothing besides the contact information of Medicaid applicants who used

Some of these new databases mail out voter registration forms automatically. You cannot refuse them.

No worthwhile verification occurs before the forms are mailed. Apply for Medicaid and the form will be mailed to you, be you a verifiable citizen or Ayman al-Zawahiri on a computer in Pakistan.

Further, these new databases are accessible by groups like Organizing for Action, the reconstituted ACORN, and malevolent figures like Chris Tarango.

And no reasonable purpose exists for creating the databases besides making them available to the aforementioned Democratic activists.

Another 'Because Officer Friendly

would not act like this.'
This is disgusting, on multiple levels.  And I guarantee that at some point- if they haven't already- the "You don't know what it's like, this is NECESSARY" crap will come out.

Look, Chief, you want people to support and assist you?  Stop acting like a light cavalry unit that just took over an enemy city; you'd be amazed what a different it'll make.

Some of the fads of the past.  That had body counts.  Same with some fashions.

It figures Moscow on the Pacific would be doing this, but the fact that other places are following this stupidity is spooky.
You want to take my house and force me into an apartment?  'Say hello to my little friend' comes to mind.

No one believes Barack Obama about anything anymore. Why should they? The new Iran deal is Obamacare II, only worse, a thousand megatons worse.
Obama wanted a deal.  ANY deal.  He already wanted to accommodate Iran- no matter what- and now he really wanted SOMETHING to distract from the pile of crap that is Obamacare: "Hey, I made a deal with Iran!  I truly am wonderful!"

Couple of weeks back there was a report that, not trusting Obama(and he bowed to the kind and everything!), the Saudis bought nukes from Pakistan; kept in Pakistan but ready to be transported on short notice.  Yeah, that's really going to help matters.
Know what?  I don't blame them; appears that the only real ally they have in this is Israel, and ain't that an interesting change?

Monday, November 25, 2013

M1 Carbine in 9mm

that eats from Beretta mags.  This could be interesting.

One more "You wanted this, dumbass;

so why aren't you happy?"
Old monthly premium: $578 for a family of four (non-smoking, helmet-wearing, and paternally snipped). New premium: $1,123. A 94% increase.
The website allowed me to find a plan that looked reasonable. Premera Blue Cross had a Preferred Bronze 5500 for $889 a month. Okay. Not so bad. Downside: $3,600 more in annual premiums. Upside: Free eyeglasses for the boy!
That only got him so far. At a certain point in the conversation, the accountant/lawyer had to get off the phone. “I have to stop answering your questions,” he told Peter. “I can’t ethically advise you, because honestly I don’t know the right thing to do. Nobody does. There are no answers. Right now it’s a complete clusterfuck.”
You were warned; so enjoy.

Ever notice that the balance of nature seems to consist of Ma deciding "I'll throw a rock in this side this time"?  Or "They want greenhouse gases, I'll give them that and some new land in the bargain!"

Another choirboy sadly cut down: "Just because he's an armed robber and had a gun to somebody's head and pointed it at someone else, there was no need to shoot him!"  Etc.

Because the real reason behind this 'smart-gun' crap is to make it as expensive as possible for the commoners to have arms; just like the bullshit in DC is to make it as difficult and expensive as possible.

Natchez Shooters Supply has a special on the next few days:

They do it because screwing with people trying to get from one place to another a long way from the border is much easier and safer than actually trying to catch bad guys at/near the border.

First the crap at Duke University, now this; what the hell is going on in Durham?

A good Democrat:
The name Levar Stoney may not ring a bell to many in Wisconsin, but the new Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia and former Deputy Campaign Manager for Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe has some scandalous history in Wisconsin.

In 2004, Levar Stoney was involved in covering up and lying for five Democratic campaign operatives who slashed the tires of 25 vans rented by the Republican Party for get out the vote efforts.

He's an academic, so this kind of racism and self-hate(except he's a GOOD one, so he's exempt I'm sure) is considered just fine.

And what feminism has become to far too many:
Back to the subject of the piece, women used to demand equality. Many who call themselves feminists have now become a toxic force in our society, quashing free speech, deeming rational thought a form of discrimination, and institutionalizing discrimination against men...all in the name of "equality."

Sunday, November 24, 2013

First reaction probably "THEN WHY'D YOU PICK IT UP


Entitled-feeling assholes, only description I can think of:
Taxpayers in Will County, Ill. have offered its public employees a hefty pay raise and are willing to pick up 90 percent of the cost for their health insurance, but that’s not good enough for members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Local 1028.

Its 1,300 members went on strike Monday, decrying a “paltry” offer from the county that would have given workers a 14.5 percent pay hike and have taxpayers pay for the overwhelming majority of their health insurance costs.
Fire every damn one of them and hire people who don't have their head so far up their ass their brains have died.

ANY pay raise in this economy should've been greeted with cheers, but oh no, "We're in the Union and WE WANT MORE."  Screw you, go away and starve.

Speaking of racist bullshit, we have the knockout game.  And LE so afraid of being called RACIST!! for pointing out inconvenient facts that they talk around it so much they're tying themselves in knots.
Some experts insist the game is a “myth” that attempts to correlate unrelated attacks into a pattern with racial overtones. Parents of teens have referred to the attacks as “pranks” that spiral out of control. Police have also been reluctant to make too big of a deal about the attacks, concerned about creating the atmosphere for copy cat crimes.
Yeah, the dead people and those in hospitals are all imaginary, right.  That it keeps being black thugs doing it is imaginary.  Sure.
And to any parent out there: calling an attempt to put someone in the hospital or morgue a 'prank' is so effing stupid you should be in a cell for saying it.

How screwed is (fG)Britain?  This screwed:
Knives with a folding blade of 3 inches or less are permitted but one has to be very careful about using them in public, particularly not in any way that could be interpreted as being in a ‘racially threatening’ manner – I kid you not, if a white in the UK is accused of racism in any form, whether there is any substantiating evidence or not, the accusation is always sufficient to generate a prosecution. (We have even had one guy convicted of revving his car in a racially threatening manner. And no, I am not making this up.)
I include a link below to a good short synopsis of the law as it stands but if you do read it bear in mind that the full penalty for ‘carrying an illegal weapon’ is rarely if ever applied if the offender is non-white (which the vast majority are) but God help you if you are a white native – you can just kiss your ass goodbye.
From the comments in this post at Wirecutter's place.

Of course the 'fix' is illegal; that's supposed to trouble these bastards?

Moms Demand Action is run by liars.  Big surprise, right?

Lab techs who screw with the evidence SHOULD wind up in jail.  Innocent people went to jail and guilty people are getting out because of her.

F├╝hre- ah, Chairman Phil Mendelson has decreed that you must reregister your guns, and give fingerprints and pictures and pay a tax to be allowed to continue to own your arms.
Because this whole mess has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with both control and making the ownership of arms as expensive and difficult as possible.

In today's edition of 'Racial Grievance-Mongers'

we have these idiots in graduate school at the University of Californicated:
Student demonstrators alleged that there is a “toxic” racial climate in the graduate school, including in Rust’s classroom. Organizers told the Daily Bruin last week that they decided to host the demonstration after a recent report examining racial discrimination among the university’s faculty stated that UCLA’s policies and procedures do not sufficiently address racially motivated instances of discrimination.
Considering Californicated, you might be wondering just how this horrible discrimination against minorities could happens, seeing as how that state is RUN by the terminally PC.  Well, wonder no longer:
[UDPATED at 1 a.m.: In a letter sent to colleagues in the department after the sit-in, Rust said students in the demonstration described grammar and spelling corrections he made on their dissertation proposals as a form of "micro-aggression." "I have attempted to be rather thorough on the papers and am particularly concerned that they do a good job with their bibliographies and citations, and these students apparently don't feel that is appropriate," Rust said in the letter.
I really don't want to try to type what's going through my head when I re-read this bullshit, so I'll put it this way:
Twinkies, if you're such delicate flowers that IN GRADUATE SCHOOL you can't handle GRAMMERGRAMMAR* AND SPELLING CORRECTIONS without screaming RACISM!!!, you are too farging stupid to be there. Go away. Die. Do something but SHUT THE HELL UP.

God... if the Big One strikes soon it might clean a little of this crap out.

*I am advised I misspelled 'grammar'; corrected.
See, dumbasses?  Someone points out a spelling error you correct it; isn't that simpler than making false accusations?

Sometimes the damndest things show up on Antiques Roadshow

Just saw a bit, lady had her great-grandfather's sword.  In the scabbard backwards, and thus about three inches of blade showing.  About halfway down the scabbard a bit of engraving ending with Lookout Mountain.  She also has the letter he sent back with it three days after the battle: 'A ball struck it, and I cannot get the sword out of the scabbard, so I'm sending it to you.'  Turn the thing over and there's a massive dent in the other side that looks like a straight-on impact; good chance it saved his leg.

Guy went over all this, and told her what it was probably worth due to the letter telling what happened, and she then asked "Can it be fixed?"  He looked dumbfounded a moment before saying "Fixed... that'd be like spray-painting the Mona Lisa!"