26 May 2007

Arkansas Sectional

Finally got some time to sit down and make some videos for your viewing pleasure.

Here's a couple from the Arkansas Sectional; shot the beginning of May.

Fun stuff!!

25 May 2007

FW students protest TAKS decision

Students who had been planning to walk across the stage at graduation ceremonies this weekend were instead walking a picket line Thursday morning.

WTF? "Let Are Kids Walk"? Are you kidding me?
I have never liked the idea of the standardized TAKS tests, but if that girl can't even get her protest sign right, she needs to miss graduation. In fact, if none of the other protesters were smart enough to see it and suggest that she correct it, they need to miss graduation, also.

See you in summer school, dumbasses!

Boy Bags Wild Hog Bigger Than 'Hogzilla'

An 11-year-old Alabama boy used a pistol to kill a wild hog his father says weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9-feet-4 from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail. Think hams as big as car tires.
He said he shot the huge animal eight times with a .50- caliber revolver and chased it for three hours through hilly woods before finishing it off with a point-blank shot.

24 May 2007

That's gonna leave a mark

Make sure to watch this act of tactical brilliance alllll the way to the end.

23 May 2007

I feel safer already

In yet another of many such examples, Her Majesty Miller has proven to me that she really shouldn't be Mayor.

Said Mayor Laura Miller: “If toy guns look exactly like real guns, I think that we should not allow them to be on the streets of Dallas. It's dangerous. In moments of high adrenaline, our police officers, when they can't decide whether it's a toy gun or a real gun, shootings may happen that shouldn't occur.”
Yeah, that's it.

Don't want to get shot by the cops?? Then don't go pointing guns at them - real or otherwise. But instead of using common sense, the citizens of the grand city of Dallas get another worthless law they can feel good about.

I feel safer already. How 'bout you?

22 May 2007


As a historian, I come across some interesting articles from time to time. This one today rang especially true.

Our society as a whole is so well off, so lazy, and so unaffected by the ongoing war in Iraq and Afghanistan; and it's a night and day difference to how the country as a whole was organized during WWII.

When the United States entered World War II, the whole nation became committed to the war effort. "Victory gardens" and "Rosie the Riveter" were all the rage. Scrap drives and blackouts were part of life on the homefront.
Where's Rosy the Riveter today? What about victory gardens? While we do have blackouts today, they are not the result of rationing, but rather the end result of 40 years of bad energy policy. (Making fun of the eco-movement will be the topic on another day...)

However, rationing was the largest contributor to the war effort, by evenly distributing goods and reining in prices. A nation already used to doing without during the Great Depression continued to do so, despite a dramatic increase in buying power.
Can you imagine anyone in this country going without anything?? Thanks to the boomer generation and their ME ME ME mentality, we haven't (as a nation) done without in quite some time.

Imagine, if you will, if rationing were in effect today.

Tires were the first item to be rationed, in January 1942. Quickly following were passenger automobiles, typewriters, sugar, gasoline, bicycles, footwear, fuel oil, coffee, stoves, shoes, meat, lard, shortening and oils, cheese, butter, margarine, processed foods (canned, bottled and frozen), dried fruits, canned milk, firewood and coal, jams, jellies and fruit butter, by November 1943.
We are so fat and ignorant as a nation that it's hard to believe that the WWII generation were our fathers and grandfathers.

America needs to wake the hell up.

Monkey dead from bubonic plague in Denver | Reuters

Bring out your dead!...monkeys.
Zoo veterinarian Dave Kenny said that the risk of plague spreading to humans was extremely low but that visitors were being urged to avoid squirrels and rabbits.
Duly noted, thanks.

I wonder if there's any poo left to fling?

20 May 2007

Grandmother Finds Source Of Headaches: Bullet In Brain

I think the headline sums it up nicely, don't you?
The 77-year-old finally went to see a doctor after suffering persistent headaches since she was a child.
Doctors at Shuyang Leniency Hospital sent Jin Guangying for an x-ray to find out the cause. "We were surprised to learn there was a bullet inside her head," her son, Wang Zhengbang, told the Yangtse Evening Post
Yeah, "surprised" is an adequate description.