31 December 2009

The science is settled

Isn't that what Algore has told us ad nauseum??

Well apparently, as we've been saying all along.... the science is NOT settled.
No Rise of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Fraction in Past 160 Years, New Research
Hopefully, the recent climategate email fiasco will move this debate back into the realm of science uncorrupted by politics and money.... I'm not entirely hopeful, but at least for the time being, that looks like at least a possibility.

29 December 2009

Boo Freakin' Hoo

After a sleepless, overnight flight to Oslo to accept the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this month, President Barack Obama made a not altogether surprising admission. He was tired.

Who could blame him? The president was on his ninth foreign trip to his 21st country; he added a 10th trip the following week. The year had been bookended by the two most intense periods of his young presidency — the early decisions to bail out the nation’s banks and automobile industry, steps the president deemed unpopular but necessary, and his December orders to deploy 30,000 additional U.S. troops to fight the war in Afghanistan.

Throw in an unemployment rate in the double-digits, a health care bill still stuck on Capitol Hill, and last-minute negotiations on a global climate change agreement, and aides say it’s no secret that the president is tired, and looking forward to recharging during his year-end family vacation in Hawaii.

Not that the commander in chief really thinks he can escape his duties, even on an island. Amid golf, tennis, gym workouts and dinner, Obama has been called on to monitor the airliner attack in Detroit last Friday and what appeared to be another attack on Sunday — that incident turned out to be a false alarm. On Monday, Obama worked out in the morning and played tennis before making his first public remarks on airline security, then hit the golf course.

So much for putting aside the stress of work. Obama himself has been candid about the pressures of being president during what he has called an “extraordinary year.”

“You have a convergence of factors that have made this a difficult year not so much for me but for the American people,” he said in an interview with CBS News last month. “Absolutely that weighs on me.”

The first 20 or so seconds of this video about sum it up!



Dude, you volunteered for the job. Stop whining!


28 December 2009

It's an easy solution

Instead of punishing normal folks who aren't interested in getting to paradise and their 72 virgins, the solution to the seemingly endless stream of muslims willing to blow themselves up is an easy one.

Muslims don't fly on American flagged airplanes. If you don't have the stones to take the step necessary to protect the American flying public, then just drop the charade of the TSA searching granny and her walker.

If you want to be PC about it, you could say that muslim males aged 18-50 can't fly on American flagged aircraft and let muslim women, children, and old timers fly. At least up to the point that they also start blowing themselves up. But the sad fact of the matter is that muslim males in that demographic constitute nearly 100% of all suicide bombers or wanna be suicide bombers around the world.

Keep them isolated from the rest of the population and by and large, your problem is solved.

21 December 2009

Christmas 2009

Well, it's only 3 years until the end of the world, so let's take stock of where we are: World. Hell. Handbasket.

What's happened to Christmas? It's the celebration of the birth of Christ, but we've turned it into a bacchanalian festivus of commercialism and nonsense. It's turned into something that's all about us, and not...everyone else. Have we become so self-centered that we've lost our ability to care for anyone else?

This Christmas, try something new, and do something selfless. Think about someone else. Then consider that the gift of Christmas is about that, only magnified beyond your human comprehension. Yes, you're smart and wise. But you're a mere speck in this universe, and you need to consider that you might not be the center of it.

If you can't be thankful, at least say thank you to someone. We're better than what it appears we've become.

Merry Christmas.

Priceless

Sight Picture

Posted this article on my photography blog here, but figured since it involves shooting as well, that perhaps some of the gun folks would enjoy it as well.

More from the most transparent government in history

Hmmmm. Let's see. East coast socked in from a nasty snow storm. Christmas Holiday in full swing. Health care debate taking place in the dark of night, behind closed doors and occupying most of the country's political attention.

LOTS of things going on to distract an ADD populace.

And what does the most ethical and transparent administration in history do over the weekend?

They release a dozen terrorist scumbags - scumbags captured on the field of battle - back to their countries of origin.
Over the weekend, four Afghan detainees were transferred to their home country. Two Somali detainees were transferred to authorities in Somaliland, the semi-autonomous northern region of Somalia. Six Yemeni detainees also were sent home.
Let's see. Afghanistan continues to see heavy fighting. I'm sure none of the turds going home will soon be pulling the trigger against our troops. Somalia continues to be a hotbed of terror - remember all of the pirates from this summer? And the Yemini contingent? I'm sure it is completely and totally a coincidence that our massively corrupt Attorney General's law firm was representing Yemenis who were being held at Gitmo. Follow the money, because if I were a betting man, I'd have to say that I'd expect a large donation to be made from the Yemeni government to Holder's firm in the future. After all, it's the Chicago way.

20 December 2009

It's been awhile

Since I last ranted about shooting.... so buckle up that seat-belt Dorothy!

Once again, I keep running head first up against the wall that is tactical trainers. We've had some new shooters come out to play and despite showing them as empirically as possible that their way of shooting is not the best way, they continue to fall back on the mantra of:
I shoot this way because I'm training for real life and not this game.
And I cannot tell you how nuts this makes me. Shooting poorly, yet tactically, is not an excuse for sucking. And it gets used as an excuse constantly.

I have a buddy who I actually like quite a bit. He started shooting with us a year or so ago, and he recently discovered cigars. He's on one of the local SWAT teams and is a heckuva nice guy. Over cigars a few weeks ago, he told me that the reason he shoots so much slower than me is that because he's had it drilled into him that target acquisition is key and he's willing to take his time to find and verify the target. My response was that if we can teach him to verify the target quicker - to see faster - then isn't that a good thing?

My point is, the guys that fall back on the tactical excuse refuse to accept the concept that there is a better and faster way because that way has been developed in competition in a game.

It's pathetic is what it is, and I'm getting damn well sick and tired of it.

A fellow showed up at our local IDPA match today. In 6 stages I believe he nearly doubled my time. I'm shooting a new gun that I'm nowhere near up to speed with in addition to earning a penalty. And I beat him by over a minute. He was a nice enough guy, worked hard at the match, helped out and was a pleasure to be around. However, just by watching him shoot I knew he'd received some training from somewhere. I asked him and when he told me where he went and had learned from I was not surprised as I have come to expect that kind of skill from that particular school. As we talked over the course of the day, you could see he was not buying the information I was trying to help him with until the end of the day when he hung around while I practiced for a bit.

I helped him with his grip and how he manipulates the trigger. No one had ever shown him how to do that before. He probably learned more, and had more to think about based on 30 minutes of evaluation from a competition shooter than he had in any of the other "tactical" classes he had taken in the past.

Tactical trainers believe that your mindset is the building block, the foundation of your shooting. After mindset comes tactics. After tactics comes skill. I would argue that they are bass-ackward. The foundation, the core of your shooting should be your skill. You can know all of the tactics in the world but if you can't put steel on target and manipulate your firearm you suck. And you're going to lose. Tactics are completely and totally worthless if you can't hit what you are aiming at.

And sadly, I have yet to see a shooter come out of one of "those" schools that knows how to shoot. When asked by new shooters why some folks continue to shoot and train with outdated methods when a better, proven system exists, I have recently come to the conclusion that dogma is king, and they refuse to do anything, to SEE anything that would change that dogma.

For example, the entire world was made aware during the American Civil War that line tactics were a bad idea. Yet nearly 50 years later, The Brits, German, and French were still using line tactics. It only took a few million men getting killed before they realized that they were wrong to fight as they had been taught - despite the evidence from a generation before that line tactics were a bad plan.

I see the fight against Weaver shooting and step dragging instructors to be the same thing. Their dogma sucks and does not stand up to the light of day. Period. End of story.

If you are looking to learn how to shoot, here's how to tell if you need to run out the door as fast as you can:

1. If you are taking a 2 or 3 day class and all you shoot is a couple hundred rounds.
2. If your instructor shoots Weaver - or even uses the ridiculous excuse that it's just another tool in the toolbox.
3. If your instructor does not shoot competition. (believe it or not, there are a ton of well known, well respected instructors who also happen to be phenomenal competition shooters)
4. If you ask your instructor "why" and all that person says is "because I said so" - a competent instructor should, nay, must be able and willing to explain in exquisite detail why they do what they do. If they cannot, DO NOT give them your hard earned money.
5. If your instructor says that their way is the only way. Within the general framework of the way "we" shoot, there are many variables; a good instructor will not teach you the way HE shoots, but the best way for YOU to shoot and have the flexibility and experience to guide you to your top level of performance.
6. If your instructor yells at you like R. Lee Emry.
7. If your instructor insists that if your pistol doesn't have a "4" in the caliber then it's worthless. (I invite any of them to step downrange and catch a mag full of 9mm)

This is just a start. But seriously folks, there's a reason that the best combat shooters in the world - Special Forces, SEALS, HRT, etc are trained by the best competition shooters in the world.

Thus endeth the sermon.

This my friends

is what you call being bitch slapped:
At an emergency meeting convened at the Bella Center this morning, Barack Obama and Gordon Brown assembled 26 heads of state in an attempt to revive a deal. But China's Premier Wen Jiabao did not attend and was replaced by vice foreign minister He Yafei.
And oh, it gets better, friends:
This afternoon, the US president and his secretary of state Hillary Clinton called another meeting with China, but were snubbed again when only three low-level Chinese delegates arrived.
The man-child running this country get his feelings hurt a bit:
According to a high level source, the US president clearly regarded Premier Wen’s absence as a major diplomatic insult, and snapped: “It would be nice to negotiate with somebody who can make political decisions.”
You see, when you are neither respected nor feared, no one tends to listen to or care what you have to say. Let's see... so far, the Chinese have snubbed the great one. The Iranians have snubbed the great one. The Cubans have snubbed the great one. And Chavez continues to poke the great one in the eye at every opportunity. That's some leadership there, fellas, let me tell ya.

How's that hope and change workin' out for ya?

17 December 2009

Proof indeed

that God has a sense of humor.

Blizzard Dumps Snow on Copenhagen as Leaders Battle Warming

By Christian Wienberg

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.

“Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”

Delegates from 193 countries have been in Copenhagen since Dec. 7 to discuss how to fund global greenhouse gas emission cuts. U.S. President Barack Obama will arrive before the summit is scheduled to end tomorrow.

Denmark has a maritime climate and milder winters than its Scandinavian neighbors. It hasn’t had a white Christmas for 14 years, under the DMI’s definition, and only had seven last century. Temperatures today fell as low as minus 4 Celsius (25 Fahrenheit).

DMI defines a white Christmas as 90 percent of the country being covered by at least 2 centimeters of snow on the afternoon of Dec. 24.

To contact the reporter on this story: Christian Wienberg in Copenhagen at cwienberg@bloomberg.net

11 December 2009

Irony

I believe this would fit under the definition of irony....

It would appear that the day before the chosen one accepted his Nobel Peace Prize, the Ruskies launched a practice ICBM from a submarine near Norway.

Close enough, it would seem, that
(t)he failure of a new Russian intercontinental ballistic missile during testing was the cause of the spectacular, spiraling, blue lights seen early Wednesday in the skies over northern Norway, analysts said.
How ironic that the man who's stated goal is to rid the world of nuclear weapons was greeted in Norway with a (failed) test of a Russian ICBM. I'm sure that the test's timing was purely coincidental....

10 December 2009

How to lose a war

This, my friends, is how you lose a war.

No, not because Blackwater was used to conduct operations against our enemy.

But when you start suggesting that killing and capturing al qaeda turds is somehow a bad thing, it's a dangerous, slippery slope to the end of the road.

I don't give a damn if it was Delta, Rangers, SEALs, Recon, line infantry, airborne units or, dare I say, contractors who are killing the bad guys. That's getting the job done that needs doin', plain and simple.

But when you start suggesting that a relationship between the CIA and Blackwater to kill or capture terrorists is somehow a negative, we're screwed.

We've been screwed since last November anyway, but this is just more icing on the cake.

09 December 2009

Nobel peace prize: Norwegians incensed over Barack Obama's snubs

Maybe the chosen one hurt his back with all the bowing he did on his Asian trip and wasn't up for another bow to another monarch?

08 December 2009

Obama's 47 Percent Approval Lowest of Any President at This Point

When people ask why the messiah is in such a hurry to completely alter the course of the United States, all you need to do is take a look at the latest Gallup Poll. At 47% approval, he's lower than anyone else has been at this point in their presidency since Gallup started when FDR was president.

The reason Obama is in such a hurry is that he knows time is short and he needs to get as much done as he can in as short a period of time possible.

07 December 2009

12/7/09

As part of my job, I had the opportunity a year or two ago to conduct an oral history interview with a gentleman who had served in the US Navy during WWII and was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.

It was one of the most interesting, entertaining, and downright sad interviews that I have conducted - sad mostly because his generation is dying off and not many people remember any more.

In fact, this fellow passed away himself a few weeks ago, right after Veteran's Day.

I'm glad I got to know him and proud I had the opportunity to share his memories from that day.

I won't forget.

05 December 2009

Lego gun at work brings in the SWAT team

Oh dear God. At least this happened to our wonderful neighbors to the north but seriously people...
"I was surrounded by about six SWAT guys armed with shotguns and assault rifles," he said. "Once they confirmed I wasn't packing any Lego heat, I walked backwards towards them, was then cuffed, pulled into the stairwell and thrown against the wall."

While two members of the SWAT team kept Mr. Bell pressed against the wall, he explained that there was a Lego gun in pieces in his office. Sure enough, a few minutes later, an officer confirmed it.

"We found it ... it's Lego," Mr. Bell recalled the officer saying, as the police promptly uncuffed him.

It turns out police were tipped off by a neighbour whose apartment looks in on Mr. Bell's office. Police say a call came in shortly after 5:30 p.m. with the caller reporting that a man was sitting in his office with a gun on his desk and the door closed (Mr. Bell had been on an earlier conference call so had closed the door).

The last couple of sentences sum up a PC gone crazy world:

As for why he bought the toy gun in the first place, blame it on a love for Lego.

"I've always been a fan of Lego, so I decided to pick it up," Mr. Bell said. "I wish I had a decent reason for purchasing it, but I don't. For shame, I suppose."

Disgraceful.

Utterly and completely disgraceful. The managers of this particular HOA should be taken outside, tarred, feathered and whipped.

Henrico Medal of Honor recipient, 90, ordered to remove flagpole


Make an exception to your HOA guidelines that allows Medal of Honor recepients to fly the flag if you're that worried about the Col's flagpole. The man has earned the right.

03 December 2009

Dead old white guys

"We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it." --George Washington, letter to James Madison, 1785.


How bad is it when some old dead white guy could see the evils of multiculturalism and PC a coupla hundred years ago??

02 December 2009

I sure hope someone's taken a good look!

Blue Whale Song Mystery Baffles Scientists
All around the world, blue whales aren’t singing like they used to, and scientists have no idea why.

The largest animals on Earth are singing in ever-deeper voices every year. Among the suggested explanations are ocean noise pollution, changing population dynamics and new mating strategies. But none of them is entirely convincing.

I hope someone in a position of authority is checking out ALL the possibilities here.


29 November 2009

The problem with KSM

I've been cogitating since I heard that the Obama administration was going to try KSM in New York City, right down the street from where the WTC used to stand.

And my friends, I'm going to tell you that there will be nothing good that comes from this.

In no particular order, here's (just part) of the bag of worms this administration has opened:
SEN. HERB KOHL: In the worst case scenario and the trial does not result in conviction, what would be your next steps?

A.G. ERIC HOLDER: Failure is not an option.
So is Holder saying that KSM will be found guilty, regardless? Do you think the islamists are going to be happy with American justice - since after all, the Attorney General of the United States is on record of saying that KSM is going to be found guilty, because failure's not an option, right? How's that going to sit with the infamous arab street? So much for Chairman Obama's attempt to get the arab world to love us.

#2
Our government has now given Constitutional rights to people who are not only NOT American citizens, but to people who have actively worked to destroy this country - and as a by product, the American Constitution. Does this mean now that any asshat our troops capture on the battlefield will be read their Miranda rights like a common criminal in this country? What will this do to any terrorist we capture on the battlefield from now on?

As mentioned here:

GRAHAM: We’re making history here Mr. Attorney General. I’ll answer it for you: the answer’s no. The Ghelani case, he was indicted for pre-nine…for the Cole bombing before 9/11 and I didn’t object going into federal court. But I’ll tell you right now, we’re making history and we’re making bad history. And let me tell you why. If Bin Laden were caught tomorrow would it be the position of this administration that he would be brought to justice? … When does custodial interrogation begin in his case? If we capture Bin Laden tomorrow would he be entitled to Miranda warnings at the moment of capture?

HOLDER: Again, I’m not… it all depends.

GRAHAM: Well it does not depend. If you’re going to prosecute anybody in civilian court, our law is clear that the moment custodial interrogation occurs, the defendant, the criminal defendant, is entitled to a lawyer and to be informed of their right to remain silent. The big problem I have is that you’re criminalizing the war. That if we caught Bin Laden tomorrow, there are mixed theories and we couldn’t turn him over to the CIA, the FBI, or military intelligence for an interrogation on the battlefield because now we’re saying that he is subject to criminal court in the United States and you’re confusing the people fighting this war. What would you tell the military commander who captured him? Would you tell him you must read him his rights and give him a lawyer? And if you did tell him that would you jeopardize the prosecution in a federal court?

If I were a defense attorney representing these turds, the first thing I would do is say "judge, my clients were not read their Miranda rights when they were captured and as a result, anything they have said since that time is null and void." If that doesn't work, look for plan B: "judge, my clients were tortured, waterboarded, treated like caged animals. Anything they said in Gitmo is tainted evidence and cannot be trusted."

#3
Secrets. Don't think for a minute that the scumbag defense attorneys won't ask to see what we knew about KSM and how we knew it. Methods and means of gathering intelligence are going to be revealed, allies are going to be left holding the bag (because if there's one thing we've learned about the Messiah it's that it is never HIS fault), and the security of our country is going to be put at risk and weakened. The entire American system will be put on trial, not KSM. One of the scumbag's lawyers has stated so already.

This trial has lose, lose, lose written all over it; and our country will be the worse for it.

27 November 2009

Oooops

Regardless of our views about the sitting commander in chief, this was a huge safety breach. Someone really should be fired over it.

In addition to potentially endangering the chosen one, the univited couple was also in close proximity to the Indian Prime Minister as well. Imagine the pie on the face of America had the couple harmed the Primer Minister at a State dinner held in his honor....

25 November 2009

Gag

ABC announces Oprah-Obama Christmas special...



Do I really need to make a comment?

24 November 2009

How's that hope & change workin' out for you?

The 'Real' Jobless Rate: 17.5% Of Workers Are Unemployed
According to the government's broadest measure of unemployment, some 17.5 percent are either without a job entirely or underemployed. The so-called U-6 number is at the highest rate since becoming an official labor statistic in 1994.

23 November 2009

The world we live in

With polled support for health care reform at an all time low, at 38%... what's Congress doing now? It would seem the dems are bound and determined to ram it down our throats. Whether we want it or not.

And clearly, Americans don't want it.

19 November 2009

Oprah Winfrey to Leave Talk Show in 2011

Men are rejoicing everywhere, and somewhere (everywhere?) there are women crying. 2011? Not soon enough, frankly.

Guys, better go by the significant other those bon bons now and turn the Oprah off ASAP so as to get your gals through the withdrawal stage as soon as possible.

18 November 2009

Finally,

someone in Congress has been saying what we've been thinking and saying for nearly two weeks now. Nicely done, Senator.

The Honorable Barack Obama

President of the United States

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama:

I sincerely appreciate you joining us at Fort Hood, Texas, last week for the memorial ceremony honoring the victims of the horrific November 5 attack. Thank you for your participation and your moving, heartfelt words. In the wake of this massacre, my prayers remain with the fallen, the injured, and their families, as I know yours do.

I look forward to questioning Attorney General Holder on Wednesday about the role that federal law enforcement agencies played in this particular case, as well as what actions they are taking to prevent radical Islam from finding a home in the U.S. Armed Forces. The federal government has a fundamental duty to our men and women in uniform to safeguard them against avoidable harm in the course of their service. We must protect the protectors whenever and wherever we are able, especially at home in the United States. Our government failed the brave Americans who were killed and wounded at Fort Hood. The devastation inflicted on them was preventable, and it is of paramount importance that we ascertain exactly where the system broke down.

The question of how this could ever happen on U.S. soil must be answered as soon as possible, so as to foreclose the possibility of future attacks of this nature. I understand that a myriad of investigations are underway, and I appreciate the importance of ascertaining the facts before making any judgments. Nonetheless, it seems increasingly likely that Islamist terrorism is to blame for this senseless attack. I was pleased that you alluded to this in your remarks at Fort Hood, stating that, “no faith justifies these murderous and craven acts; no just and loving God looks upon them with favor.” I could not agree more.

Islamist terrorism represents one of the single most dangerous threats to the national security of the United States. As you know, this enemy seeks the complete and total destruction of our nation, our government, and our entire American way of life. As the 9/11 Commission stated in its report, “The enemy is not just ‘terrorism.’ It is the threat posed specifically by Islamist terrorism, by Bin Ladin and others who draw on a long tradition of extreme intolerance within a minority strain of Islam that does not distinguish politics from religion, and distorts both.”

Al Qaeda, in a 1998 fatwa signed by its leaders, Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, instructed that: “to kill the Americans and their allies—civilian and military—is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it . . . .” Similarly, in a 2006 propaganda video, al Qaeda specifically urged viewers to "go on a shooting spree” at a key military installation. As more and more facts surrounding the Fort Hood attack surface, it looks increasingly probable that the alleged attacker, Major Nidal Hasan, heeded these terrorist calls to violence, compelled by a fanatical religious ideology. If Islamist terrorism was the driving force behind the senseless violence at Fort Hood, as it seems to be, this attack must serve as a call to action for the Federal Government.

The Fort Hood mass murder would not be the first time our service members have been violently assaulted from within their own ranks by an individual driven to act primarily by his religious ideology. As you may know, on March 23, 2003, during the initial phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom, an Army Sergeant named Hasan Akbar attacked his fellow service members in Kuwait with grenades and small arms, murdering two of them and wounding more than a dozen others. Akbar’s diary passages illustrated a strong religious motivation behind his actions: "I will have to decide to kill my Muslim brothers fighting for Saddam Hussein or my battle buddies. . . . I may not have killed any Muslims, but being in the Army is the same thing. I may have to make a choice very soon on who to kill."

We must not blame Islam as a whole for this attack or others of its kind; yet at the same time, we cannot ignore the indisputable fact that some followers of Islam interpret their religion’s scriptures and teachings as a mandate for the mass murder of innocents. Evidence indicating that terrorist activity may be in the offing must always be run to ground; federal agencies must follow every lead and look into every possible threat, regardless of whose particular sensitivities might be offended in the process. We must never allow the safety of those who defend our freedom to be made a secondary priority to political correctness.

Sincerely,

JOHN CORNYN

United States Senator

Now if only the president and his cronies would listen.

14 November 2009

How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

How low will he go? Obama gives Japan's Emperor Akihito a wow bow

Apparently, the Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful country on the planet hasn’t quite grasped the concept of deferential treatment of heads of state.

This is a mortifying embarrassment to America.  To whom does the President of the United States owe obeisance?  Judging from this sophomoric behavior, it would appear that both the king of Saudi Arabia and Emperor of Japan.  I think perhaps not. 

This is why.  This.  Caramba.

Every day

I say to myself: "Self, it can't get any worse than it already is." Of course, I'm referring to the continuing embarrassment and destruction of the country under the Obama administration.

Well, to show you how little I know, I present you:

9/11 Suspect to Face Trial in New York

I mean, really. Seriously? You've got scumbags who have already admitted to it. Scumbags who are already ready to die for it. But we're going to bring them to trial in New York City, drawing countless attention to the City again; drawing endless amounts of motions and dismissals by the asshat defense attorneys who are, I'm sure, chomping at the bit; bringing the how's and why's of our intelligence gathering to the public eye and giving the terrorist sympathizers around the world another opportunity to wax on and on about the evils of the United States. I've heard that al queda has already put a death sentence on the judge and jury for the case. Is that what you want, Mr. President? A trial that lasts years, that creates yet another target in New York City, and could eventually let the scumbags loose? You do not win wars against terrorists by treating them as criminals with their due rights. You hunt them down and kill them without mercy, without compassion and as an example to any wanna be terrorist scumbag. Mark my words. This will not end well.

If you managed to not have your head explode over THAT bombshell - get this: the messiah doesn't want Congress investigating the Ft. Hood shooter. Odd, I think. For one, you've got a Democrat Congress in your back pocket. You've got a news media that by and large is your lapdog. So why wouldn't you want Congress investigating? Don't give me the rubbish about wanting the investigation to run its course. I'm sure we all recall the rush to judgment by the president when one of his buddies got busted by the Princeton PD.... Something tells me that the president is well aware of the shooter's past history with jihadi sympathizers, imams - and not to mention the president's own transition team.... The messiah doesn't want Congress to investigate because he knows Congress can't keep a secret to save its own life... and I don't think anyone in the administration wants to public to know just how bad off the church of polictical correctness has bitten us on the ass.

And finally, before my head completely and totally explodes, Obama continues his world wide apology tour in Japan. I can't wait to hear how his staff tries to explain THIS bow to a monarch. Maybe he was just "shrugging" or "bent down to say hello to a shorter man" or whatever drivel they'll try to explain this by. I wonder how far down he's going to bow to the ChiComs when he meets with them?

09 November 2009

So....

You've got a muslim shrink in the Army who for all intents and purposes was daily out there ranting about the evils of the United States and sympathizing with terrorists. If that weren't enough to come to the attention of his superiors, he also used this biz card to identify himself:


Note the SoA and SWT:

When writing the name of God (Allah), Muslims often follow it with the abbreviation "SWT." These letters stand for the Arabic words "Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala," or "Glory to Him, the Exalted." Muslims use these or similar words to glorify God when mentioning His name.

Definition: When writing the name of God (Allah), Muslims often follow it with the abbreviation "SWT." These letters stand for the Arabic words "Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala," or "Glory to Him, the Exalted." Muslims use these or similar words to glorify God when mentioning His name.
Pronunciation: sub-han'-a-hoo wa ta a la
Also Known As: Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala
Alternate Spellings: subhana wa ta'ala; subhanna wa ta'ala
Examples:

Muslims believe that Allah SWT created the universe.

And, oh yeah - SoA means Soldier of Allah. Someone, anyone, please tell me how this turd wasn't booted out of the service?

After Hassan, I will tell you who is responsible for the horrid events of last week: and that is every single individual in his chain of command that knew what a scumbag piece of shit Hassan is and didn't do something about it. If one of them had the balls to stand up to the PC police, 13 people who are dead today would still be alive. You cannot tell me that word of his views did not make it back to the people he reported to. You cannot tell me that this ridiculous business card wasn't known about. Is this how far we've fallen when we are more afraid of the PC police than the actions of a terrorist within our own ranks?

h/t to Atlas Shrugged.

08 November 2009

Nobel Peace Prize winner wrong again

I seem to recall that every single faux pas, of which there were many, that came out of Bush's mouth, the ever alert news media would be all over each stumble and bumble.

For the new boss, however, he continues to get pass after pass.

Take for instance this:

OBAMA: Please, everybody, have a seat. Let me first of all just thank Ken and the entire Department of the Interior staff for organizing just an extraordinary conference.

I want to thank my Cabinet members and senior administration officials who participated today. I hear that Dr. Joe Medicine Crow (ph) was around, and so I want to give a shout out to that Congressional Medal of Honor winner. It's good to see you.

Now, considering it was Obama himself who awarded Dr. Crow with the Medal of Freedom and not the Medal of Honor, one would think that the smartest man in the world, Nobel Peace Prize winner, most eloquent President in the history of mankind, the most powerful man since Julius Ceaser, and the chosen one would know the difference between the two medals but perhaps that's asking a bit much for someone who has so much on his mind....

07 November 2009

Quiet times...

For both of our regular readers who might've noticed it's been a rather quiet week, I spent the last week at the Big Bend Ranch State Park. Good times.

Pics, etc can be found here.

Highly Trained Sergeant Brought Down Gunman - NYTimes.com

Big.  Brass.  Balls.

For a girl, I mean.  Did I mention she’s HOT?

31 October 2009

Holy Cow!

This is big news folks.... Big news.

The Republican Party needs to wake the hell up and pay attention if they want to win big in 2010. They need to stop putting RINOs up for election and return to the conservative principles that swept Reagan into office twice:

Fiscal conservatism, strong national defense and limited government.

It's not that hard to figure out fellas, and that movement won big today.

28 October 2009

Reason # 998,444,598

for telling the United Nations to kiss off.

Tell you what. When I see the UN talk about the terrorist assholes around the world violating international law for hacking people's heads off, maybe I'd be more interested in hearing what some bureaucrat at the UN thinks about our assault on scumbags around the world.

Until that point, kiss my ass.

26 October 2009

Kids these days

hmph.

Dramatic video of a fireball at the bottom of an impact crater on farmland outside the town of Mazsalaca was shown all over the world, taken by a group of film students who said that they had heard the meteor strike.

But experts who examined the scene were less star-struck. Dr Ilgonis Vilks, chairman of the scientific council at the University of Latvia’s Institute of Astronomy, said: “It’s a fake. It’s very disappointing, I was full of hope coming here, but I am certain it is not a meteorite.”

Gotta say that beats the poop out of any prank I've ever done....

25 October 2009

Urban Legend: General Giap's Attribution of Vietnamese Victory to the American Press

I've gotten several fowarded copies of an email that claim that General Vo Nguyen Giap claimed that the Vietnamese were ready to surrender, but the American media turned the tide of American political opinion against the military, in effect encouraging the Vietnamese to fight on. Walter Cronkite's famous "the war is over" comment is cited as well.

Giap never said it.

Nonetheless, I believe the conjecture was true, and it was corroborated by some of Giap's contemporaries. There's a reason these urban legends resonate, and it's becuase it has the ring of truth. And it's just as true today. I'm afraid that our efforts in Afghanistan are being given the same attributes that identified the Vietnamese effort - not from a military perspective, mind you, but the same mindless droning of the press. In fact, you don't have to look too hard to find an article asking the useless question, "is Afghanistan the next Vietnam?"

I read today that "morale dips for American Marines in Afghanistan," from a UK website. I also read that an "American serviceman" died in Afghanistan. Not much more detail than that. Actually, the former article ended up with a description of all the good things that the Marines were doing. Again, this was from a UK news source, not an American one.

Be mindful of the headlines and stories that you're seeing from our own press. You will rarely hear of the good that's being done, likewise you will rarely hear about the heroes who are over there to defeat an enemy, doing the job they were trained to do, a job they volunteered for.

The liberal media wants to project its own image of reality onto the American psyche, the truth be damned.

bhtdmjck

Headlines just aren't what they used to be.

22 October 2009

And you thought that was bad?

Holy crap Batman. Taking yet another step towards statism, today the White House attempted to ban a news organization from the press pool.

Guess which news organization that was, boys and girls?

The same arrogant statist who today attempted to remove Fox News from the White House pool was the same arrogant statist who kicked reporters from 'conservative' papers off his campaign jet a year ago. The same one who's been waging a war against a news outlet that happens to be the most popular, by far, of the cable news channels. Even the lib haven of the Huff Post states that Fox News recently pulled in more than twice the combined viewers of CNN and MSNBC.

Crushing dissent, my friends, is what the Nazis did in the 1930s. Remember - and I've quoted it here often enough:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
The Obama machine is working directly from the Goebbels handbook, folks. The time for niceties and polite discourse is over. If the Republican party doesn't pull its collective head out of its ass and stop supporting liberal RINOS, we are all totally and completely screwed. Read it again:
...VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE STATE TO USE ALL OF ITS POWERS TO REPRESS DISSENT.
Tell me that the White House is acting contrary to that perspective.

With the FCC looking at controlling the content of the internet, can you honestly tell me that any blog - like this one - that disagrees with the president is safe? If they can attempt to shut out a major news organization with tons of money - what can they do to the little ole Texican Tattler?

This shit is getting out of hand.

21 October 2009

Reading

through the US Constitution once again, I am surprised, totally surprised really that I could not find one shred of authority granted to the United States government to do this. I mean, after all, it wouldn't be right if our government was acting above the law; and they'd never do that, right?
The U.S. pay czar will cut in half the average compensation for 175 employees at firms receiving large sums of government aid, with the vast majority of salaries coming in under $500,000, according to people familiar with the government's plans.
If the government can dictate the salaries of these 175 people, they can dictate your salary.

And for those who would say that to compare the socialists who are running our government today with the Nazi party (you know, the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei aka the National Socialist German Workers' Party) I would encourage you to take a look at the National Socialist Party's 25 points, in this case, the following points:

11. That all unearned income, and all income that does not arise from work, be abolished.

12. Since every war imposes on the people fearful sacrifices in blood and treasure, all personal profit arising from the war must be regarded as treason to the people. We therefore demand the total confiscation of all war profits.

13. We demand the nationalization of all trusts.

14. We demand profit-sharing in large industries.

Yeah, nothing in common with the American Socialists running DC today.

19 October 2009

Cav Arms AK test



the internet commandos are going to be throwing a fit for sure...

AKs are ALWAYS supposed to run.

ARs are ALWAYS supposed to jam.

Or so the internet guys say.

18 October 2009

AR reliability



In the gun world, you hear constant chatter about how unreliable the AR15/M16 platform is...

I've owned a half dozen or so ARs over the years and short of one upper that just flat out wouldn't work on one of my lowers - which JR ended up with and it runs flawless on his lower - each of mine has run 100%.

And trust me, my friends, I abuse the dog poop out of my gear.

Cav Arms has put together a neat little video proving this point as well....

13 October 2009

Amateur hour continues

Remember a few weeks ago when the chosen one threw our eastern European allies under the bus?

Word on the street was that the administration did so to gain Russian co-operation in handling Iran's nuclear program. Some folks view sanctions as a strong deterrent and believe that placing sanctions on Iran will help them toe the line. Frankly, there has never been a time in my opinion that sanctions have actually ever worked, but that's another story.

Sanctions against Iran are even more irrelevant if Russia does not cooperate. Iran will just strengthen its ties with Russia and get the goods and materials it needs from Russia rather than the rest of the world.

So, getting rid of the missile shield in eastern Europe - which the Russians strongly protested - was seen as a way to gain Russian co-operation with Iran.

So much for that theory.
"Threats of new sanctions and pressure against Iran under current circumstances are counterproductive," [Russian Foreign Minister] Lavrov said.
You see, this is what happens when you get someone in power who is more interested in negotiations and talks. Someone who's more interested in placating our enemies and who buys the line that folks around the world don't like us because of something we've done. And if we're just nice to them, talk to them, and throw 'em a bone or two, they will be our friends.

How'd that work with schoolyard bullies when you were a kid? Dealing with foreign governments is no different, my friends because those governments - Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Korea - are ruled by bullies who are used to getting their way and throwing their weight around.

The only way to deal with them without getting your lunch money stolen is to walk up to the biggest one and hit him hard enough in the face that he reconsiders his behavior.

Placating the school yard bully doesn't work, and it won't work on the international stage, either; or at least it hasn't in the last few thousand years or so.

11 October 2009

Area 4

Worked the USPSA Area 4 match this weekend. Work kept me from actually shooting the match Thursday/Friday, but such is life.

Captured an awesome pic of an Iraq vet, James Gill. James lost one leg and an eye thanks to an IED in the big sandy.

As you can see in the picture, it hasn't slowed him down at all.


Next time you think you're having a tough day, think again.

07 October 2009

And people ask

why we are stuck in the situation we're in?

It's because it would appear that the bulk of the members of Congress are lying, cheating thieves.

"Many members" of Congress suffer from the same disclosure issues as Rep. Charles Rangel (D.N.Y.), one of his allies said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) downplayed the seriousness of allegations against Rangel that he failed to disclose sources of income and pay taxes on some properties, saying that many lawmakers suffer from innocent lapses in judgment when filing mandatory financial disclosure forms.

"I want to tell you, there are many members who, if you go back over all of their records, over all of the years, you're going to find that there were disclosures that were not made," Waters said during an appearance on MSNBC Wednesday morning.
Republicans were trying to remove the corrupt, thieving and lying Charlie Rangle from his position of head of one of the most powerful committees in Congress. His buddies on the Democrat side of the isle though, don't see a problem with the chairman of the committee that oversees the IRS and sets tax code for the United States having broken the very laws that he is responsible for making the rest of us live by.

Un.be.liev.a.ble

06 October 2009

Here's how they cook the books....

First sentence reads:
NEW YORK – President Barack Obama's approval ratings are starting to rise after declining ever since his inauguration, new poll figures show as the country's mood begins to brighten.
Leading the reader to believe that things are getting better for the messiah in chief - as for the first time since his inauguration his poll numbers have started to rise.
An Associated Press-GfK poll says 56 percent of those surveyed in the past week approve of Obama's job performance, up from 50 percent in September. It's the first time since he took office in January that his rating has gone up.
Sounds pretty rosy for the White House, right?

Well, you have to go to the poll itself to find the real story, and that one's buried near the end of the poll questions. On page 23 of 32, the question is: "Do you consider yourself a Democrat, a Republican, an Independent, or none of these?"

Total Democrat = 43%
Total Republican = 32%

So, right off the top you've got an 11% difference in sampling, and that difference favors the president. Take a look at the sampling and you'll see around 90% of the Democrats are in the strong to moderate category and around 60% of Republicans are in the same category.

The Democrats that responded tend to be more liberal and left leaning and the Republicans that responded are nearly evenly divided into thirds - equally spread between strong, moderate and independent.

Add those two things up and you'll find that this "independent" poll ain't so unbiased. Yet I can promise you that the headlines tomorrow will read "Obama's poll numbers make strong turnaround" or some such tripe.

But the fact of the matter is that the poll numbers are cooked, and the president is still searching vainly for a cogent thought.

Come and take it



What you see here in the video, dear readers, are Chavezista thugs stealing a family farm in the name of redistribution. Chavez, mind you, and Obama are both reading from the same book.

VIDEO: Venezuelan farm stolen by Chavez

A group of red shirt-wearing Chavista thugs show up at a farm and seize the farm in the name of the government, under the pretext that the 103 hectare farm is “idle land” and that the law allows them to take it over for “food production.”

The farmer protests politely, explaining that he’s been raising cattle on his farm for 23 years. He is rebuffed by another guy, who says, “this is not going to be a debate; this is a public act approved by the Venezuelan people. I’m governor and I’m here to ensure public order. There won’t be a debate, I ask you to listen to the document, after which the public will take charge of the land.”

When the farmer’s wife protests, he tells her to discuss it in court.

Chavez controls the judiciary.

The farmer is told to sign the form, and then to gather the animals so they can be accounted for.

I will also point out, dear readers, that this tragedy would have been averted with a coupla guys armed to the teeth. But, oh, wait.... Chavez has made it nearly impossible for private citizens to legally own firearms. A few well placed .223 or .308 rounds would have made all the difference in this little encounter.....


CNN Fact Checks Last Saturday's SNL Obama-Razzing Skit

Really!! I'm not making it up!!

CNN actually fact checked a comedy skit on Saturday Night Live. You see, making fun of the chosen one is verboten under the Ministry of Propaganda - doesn't NBC know that?


The skit was actually kinda funny. Not rip roaring, gut busting funny, but I got a giggle or two out of it. And really, I couldn't find anything that SNL said that was off base. Other than weakening our country's national defense and our alliances with eastern Europe, France and Britain; the BS stimulus package and the nightmare of debt that has left the country with, he's done squat. And frankly, that's more than enough.

04 October 2009

Romo, Romo, wherefore are thou, Romo?

Live blogging the game here against Denver and if the Cowboys manage to pull this one off it'll be very, very lucky.

Romo is continuing his streak of suck ass games this year and the running game has totally dried up in the 2nd half.

The 'pokes continue to look flat, flat, flat and largely uninspired and at this rate if they have a winning record this year it'll be a miracle. They've got the Chiefs next week which should be a win... but man they do not look crisp today at all. Again.

War? What war?

While Obama, Michelle and the Oprah were busy hobnobbing (to no avail) with the IOC, the chosen one found a little time to finally meet with his general on the ground in Afghanistan.

Official word from the White House, though, is that no decision about the war in Afghanistan has been made, but they did manage to achieve
a consensus to hold more meetings, up to five, including two next week. The president will take "the next several weeks to review our strategy," Mr. Gibbs said.
This is what happens when liberal Democrats run the country's foreign policy. Meetings. And never mind the fact that for over a month now, there has been a call for more troops on the ground by the man running the show in Afghanistan.
In the past month, the president has found the time to play golf - four times. He's had links legend Arnold Palmer and other top golfers over to the White House. He's shot some hoops with friends and yukked it up with hockey's Pittsburgh Penguins.
He's celebrated Ramadan at the White House, eulogized newsman Walter Cronkite in New York City, attended several fundraisers (including Thursday afternoon's luncheon), appeared on David Letterman's late-night show (one of eight interviews), delivered two speeches to AFL-CIO rallies and dropped by the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial for a visit with his wife and daughters.
And instead of spending time figuring out how to defend this country, the chosen one has been sidelined with some very important tasks, like nominating
Carolyn W. Colvin to be deputy commissioner of Social Security. He picked Paul K. Martin to be inspector general of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He issued an executive order demanding federal workers stop texting while driving government vehicles.
Yes, texting while driving has reached a more important part of the president's day than making decisions over a war that he campaigned on:
Democrat Obama declared that the failed policy in Iraq -- which he argued was never the central front in the war on terror -- has distracted attention from the growing terrorist threat in Afghanistan and proves the need to withdraw from Iraq. "If another attack on our homeland comes, it will likely come from the same region where 9/11 was planned," he said in a speech in Washington. "And yet today, we have five times more troops in Iraq than Afghanistan."
So, I guess since the surge won the war in Iraq, the distraction Obama mentioned during the campaign is gone.... And now we find ourselves distracted by texting while driving. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

I believe that this is really the reason why the previous worst president in American history has been out there talking all kind of smack about how racist the country is and getting everyone worked up. He knows that the worse it gets for Obama, the better chances there are that he'll be relegated to the 2nd worst president in American history - less than a year into Obama's term, I think it's already safe to say that Carter's no longer the worst president we've seen in our lifetimes. And contrary to Carter's idiocy, Obama's pathetic behavior and America's reaction to it has nothing to do with the color of his skin. Rather, it's that Americans tend to not suffer fools very well and Obama and his corrupt cronies are proving themselves to be quite the fool.

03 October 2009

Your government at work

Sen. Thomas Carper (D.-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told CNSNews.com that he does not “expect” to read the actual legislative language of the committee’s health care bill because it is “confusing” and that anyone who claims they are going to read it and understand it is fooling people.

“I don’t expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I’ve ever read in my life,” Carper told CNSNews.com.
While lamenting the fact that the bill is gibberish, Carper compares the text to that of your credit card full disclosure statement and brags that Congress passed a law that mandates the credit card companies use "plain English" rather than legal gibberish.

However, I find it entertaining that there is no such movement afoot in Congress today to have them live by the rules they force others to follow.

01 October 2009

File this one

under the "you've got to be shitting me" section.
In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States. "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days," the first lady told a crowd of people involved in the Chicago project, "so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home."
Let's see... you fly to Europe on the taxpayer's dollar. I'm sure she's not staying in the Motel 6. I'm sure she's not eating at the usual "affordable" locations. (at least affordable for those of us normal people) You get to hang out with all the "in" crowd in Copenhagen. And that's some sort of..... sacrifice? spit spit spit.

Jesus Christ these people have no shame.

29 September 2009

C'est la vie

You know it's bad when the French are upset with the lack of resolve from an American president.
President Sarkozy .... had been "frustrated" for months about Mr. Obama's reluctance to confront Iran, a senior French government official told us, and saw an opportunity to change momentum. [at the United Nations] But the Administration told the French that it didn't want to "spoil the image of success" for Mr. Obama's debut at the U.N. and his homily calling for a world without nuclear weapons, according to the Paris daily Le Monde. So the Iran bombshell was pushed back a day to Pittsburgh, where the G-20 were meeting to discuss economic policy.
Ahhhh. The image of success. We're not about actual success, and are more concerned with the image. Nice.

Once again, there's not a day that goes by that in some way I wonder just what the hell has happened to my country.

25 September 2009

Couple items

of note...

1st up - did anyone really believe that Obama would take a single step to secure our porous border with Mexico? Other than clamping down on all the "American" guns that find their way south of the border, that is. This little news story points out that rather than do anything to increase the American presence on the southern border, we are actually cutting back on boots on the ground.

I guess if your ultimate plan is to legalize every illegal in the country anyway, what's the point?

Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border.
But remember, folks, it's OUR guns that are causing the current spate of problems along the border. Has nothing at all to do with a nonexistent border and reduced manpower on the ground.

2nd up - Earlier this month, I lamented over the fact that the AP saw fit to criticize how much Palin's resignation cost Alaska. I asked at the time when we would see reports of how much Democrat's leaving office cost their states and lo and behold, nearly a month later, we find out it cost at least $500,000 for good ole Teddy Kennedy's funeral. But instead of the breathless reporting we got about Palin, it's just reported as is, nearly without editorial comment.

The city of Boston spent $431,000 on overtime costs to deploy 629 police officers, 48 firefighters, and a raft of other workers for the funeral of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, according to information released to the Globe yesterday under a public records request.
Other law enforcement agencies also helped provide security for the Kennedy memorial events. Massachusetts State Police disclosed last month that it had spent nearly $115,000 on overtime costs for Kennedy’s funeral, according to a tabulation released in response to a public records request from the Associated Press.
So, instead of the panic involved with reporting Palin's resignation, we get a quiet little story about how much the swimmer's funeral cost - and I feel fairly certain that this too, like the rest of the Kennedy family history, will be all swept under the rug.

24 September 2009

Man arrested in alleged attempt to bomb Dallas skyscraper

However.... do keep in mind that islam is the religion of peace, boys and girls.
Federal authorities arrested a 19-year-old Jordanian citizen whom they said placed an inactive car bomb today at Fountain Place, a 60-story skyscraper in downtown Dallas.
The sad thing is that instead of being hung from the nearest tree until dead, this little turd is going to be treated like a criminal, and not a terrorist. He will get his due process rights, his right to an attorney, his right to a nice cushy cell with a copy of the koran for him to read, the right to proper food according to his religion and we're all going to be paying for it. In the meantime, while he's in prison, he will serve as a rallying cry for the rest of his turd nugget buddies.

I say kill the bastard and make a martyr out of him tomorrow.

22 September 2009

DEEP water

I'm in deep, now fellas. Swimming with sharks, for sure.

LIMITED Class: M Pct: 88.11 High Pct: 88.11

I was pretty sure after the last couple classifiers that I had hit it pretty good - but seeing it "in print" online still leaves me giggling a little.

Time to get to work now, I suppose.

18 September 2009

USPSA Nats

USPSA nationals are going on now in Las Vegas, NV. Funny little vid of something I've never seen happen in my life!


17 September 2009

Obama gives the finger

to some of our closest allies in the world.

The message is clear. If you are a dictator, thug, or all around punk like Putin, Oretega, Castro, Chavez, or Ahmandinejad, the United States is on your side and willing to abandon friends and put American interests secondary to those of the rest of the world.

If you've been an ally of the United States in the past, like the UK, or Eastern Europe, then you get the set of CDs that won't work in your system, copies of the Chosen One's speeches and oh yeah, forget getting any protection or support from the United States - you're on your own.

For those of you in Europe who were thrilled to have an American President who was well spoken and non confrontational, how's that hope and change workin' out for ya?



15 September 2009

Classic

And it didn't take a grant or call for community service to do it!

two students (from MIT, of course) put together a low-budget rig to fly a camera high enough to photograph the curvature of the Earth. Instead of rockets, boosters and expensive control systems, they filled a weather balloon with helium and hung a styrofoam beer cooler underneath to carry a cheap Canon A470 compact camera. Instant hand warmers kept things from freezing up and made sure the batteries stayed warm enough to work.

The balloon and camera made it up high enough to see the black sky curling around our blue planet. ... The intervalometer (interval timer) was set to shoot a picture every five seconds, and the 8-GB memory card was enough to hold pictures for the five-hour duration of the flight.

The picture you see ... was shot from around 93,000 feet, just shy of 18 miles high. To give you an idea of how high that is, when the balloon burst, the beer-cooler took 40 minutes to come back to Earth.


American ingenuity at it's finest!

13 September 2009

Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama's spending in 'tea-party' demonstration | Mail Online

Interesting perspective from another country that ignored taxpayers.

2 million people? Is that right? According to most US news sources, it's "many tens of thousands." If you're in government right now, you've got a right to be concerned. We the People are NOT happy with our leadership.

I hear we can fix this. Let's get busy.

12 September 2009

So.....

It's Saturday. We're supposed to be shooting. But it's raining like hell. So what's a fella to do??






Not too bad of a day after all, no siree.

11 September 2009

Lest we forget



Despite what Chairman Obama will have us believe, 9/11 is NOT a day to think about community service.

Obama issued a proclamation earlier this week urging Americans to mark the anniversary of the attacks with community service. After leaving the Pentagon, the president and first lady toured a Habitat for Humanity housing development in Washington and pitched in by painting a living room.
It is, and should remain, a day to remember the victims of terrorist scumbags and the brave firefighters, police, and passengers on Flight 93 who gave their lives to protect this country.

If, as President, you want to say we should all have a sense of community and be willing to help out, by all means, OK.

But not on this day.

New site for info

Found a new source for online news.... Big Government dot com.... Several VERY interesting articles in there, and the site's just getting kicked off.

For starters, here's a nice little bit of news amongst all the bad stuff we've been hearing lately with the new boss, same as the old boss running the show:

Census Bureau severs ties with ACORN in 2010 count

September 11, 2009

Ms. Maude Hurd

President

ACORN

739 8th St SE

Washington, DC 20003

Dear Ms. Hurd:

The goal of the U.S. Census Bureau’s partnership program is to combine the strengths of state, local, and tribal governments, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, media, businesses and others to ensure an accurate 2010 Census. While not (sic) Census bureau employees, partners are advocates for census cooperation and participation. They serve a trusted voices within their communities and are critical to our strategy to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.

The Census Bureau has established criteria for partnerships, which are listed on our Web site at , and reserves the right to decline partnership or to terminate an existing partnership agreement with any group that 1) may create a negative connotation for the Census Bureau; 2) could distract from the Census Bureau’s mission; or, 3) may make people fearful of participating in the census.

To that end, and in keeping with the standards we shared with your organization and others who volunteered to partner with the Census Bureau to help promote the 2010 Census, we are today terminating our Partnership Agreement with ACORN.

Over the last several months, through ongoing communication with our regional offices, it is clear that ACORN’s affiliation with the 2010 Census promotion has caused sufficient concern in the general public, has indeed become a distraction from our mission, and may even become a discouragement to public cooperation, negatively impacting 2010 Census efforts.

While not decisive factors in this decision, recent events concerning several local offices of ACORN have added to the worsening negative perceptions of ACORN and its affiliation with our partnership efforts.
Read the rest of the letter here.

Wow.

07 September 2009

Where do they find these people?

I fully realize and understand that there is about a third of the American electorate who continue to believe that he's the nation, if not the world's savior. That leaves an ever dwindling number of people in the middle third who think that perhaps maybe the chose one isn't so wonderful after all and an ever growing number in the final third who think he's the worst president of all time.

However, wanna guess who the AP only saw fit to include in this lovely cheer-leading article?

Typical of the quotes from "average Americans" you'll find are:

"No one is feeling satisfied with the state of the country," Derek Duffee says from behind his coffee bar's counter in Pennsylvania's Washington. "I don't know if what he's doing will work, but he's trying," says Miyoshi Braxton, an Obama fan smoking on a park bench outside her downtown apartment building in Steubenville, Ohio.
or:
"This is really a whole new chapter in the state of America, and there's nothing we can do but keep doing what we're doing and hope it gets better," says Phil Axworthy, 58, a software developer taking a coffee break in Pittsburgh's Market Square.
About the only voice of "dissent", if you can call it that comes here:
They seethe about the expansion of government. But they also shrug that the country got what it elected — a Democrat whose Senate voting record tilted to the left.

"The socialist approach of government solving all the problems and controlling industry and controlling finance, that's not the way to continued greatness," Peter Marx, 57, at his used bookstore in Steubenville. That said, Marx added: "He won."
But don't worry, remember we are all just little lost lambs looking for some guidance from above:
Facing the possibility of American decline, people may simply be at a loss for what to do — and looking, as so often before, to their president to guide them.
Whatever.

06 September 2009

Mikey Moore is an idiot

I fully realize that for our readers here on the Tattler, that is stating the obvious. But still, it must be said.

Mikey states:

"Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil," the two-hour movie concludes.

"You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy."
So. Are we to assume that there will not be a charge to watch this movie and that Mikey wasn't paid one cent for the movie?

See, Mikey wants to be part of the apparatchik; where he and his chums have the money and power and the rest of us are left begging for leftovers.

Sorry, lard ass. I'm not buying what you're trying to sell.

04 September 2009

Our friends, the AP

Couple stories on tonight's news digest have really set me off.

First up, the AP states: Palin resignation costs Alaska at least $40,000 I don't know how much it cost for her to resign. Who cares? Where's the story on how much it cost Illinois and the US Senate for Barrack Obama to resign? How 'bout the story on how much it cost Delaware and the US Senate for Joe Biden to resign? Or even a story on how much it cost New York and the US Senate for Hillary Clinton to resign? And if you really want to get into it, how much did the death of Ted "the swimmer" Kennedy cost Massachusetts and the US Senate?

Based on the continuous snipe hunts, I'd say that the media is rather afraid of Mrs. Palin. I've no idea if I'd vote for her again; it would depend on who else is running. But the fact that she obviously scares the hell out of the leftists is nothing but good if you were to ask me.

The next AP story is even more revolting. The same asshats who refused to publish cartoons of mohamed because they didn't want to insult or offend muslims around the world have seen fit to publish a photo of a dying Marine against the wishes of his family.

The reporterette who snapped the picture tried to justify the image by stating that:
she showed members of his squad all the images taken that day and the Marines flipped through them on her computer one by one.

"They did stop when they came to that moment," she said. "But none of them complained or grew angry about it. They understood that it was what it was. They understand, despite that he was their friend, it was the reality of things.
No, you dumbass. They showed tremendous restraint and they probably had no idea whatsoever that you would be brazen enough to publish the photo.

In publishing the photo, on top of insulting the family of the fallen Marine, AP has provided our enemies with a propaganda coup. Isn't that sweet?

The AP continues to prove that it is not worth the paper it's printed on. Disgusting.

02 September 2009

TV

Usually, other than sports and the History Channel, I've pretty much given up on watching TV. It's largely worthless and serves only as background noise...

However, after watching Spike TV's Surviving Disaster first episode, I just might have a new show to watch.

The first episode was on "how to survive a hijacking" and it was, at the very least, entertaining TV. The host is yet another Navy SEAL making the jump to prime time, and he's nowhere near as over-dramatic (or annoying) as the Future Weapons host Mac.

Perhaps it's because there's a complete and total lack of, dare I say, masculine TV (other than sports) but the first episode was good enough that I'll check out the next one.

Regardless, it beats the hell out of Lifetime TV, Oprah and Dr. Phil.....

01 September 2009

Did I win?



Obviously, this guy was not a product of our feminized school system!

29 August 2009

Some people are more equal than others

Now, if any of us normal, working people neglected to pay taxes on millions of dollars in income how long would it take the IRS to throw us in jail and confiscate everything we own?

Granted, we are operating on the assumption that none of us work for the Obama administration, in which case we would get a free ride.

Apparently, that blanket of invincibility extends to powerful Democrat Congressmen as well.

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income -- including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale -- on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records.

The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee -- who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee -- failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.


Two stories out today here and here detail some of the financial disclosures.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. The Democrats who are running our country into the ground are setting up a Soviet style of government, where there are two distinct classes. There will be the bulk of us in the proletariat and then there will be the nomenklatura - people like Charlie Rangle, Team Obama, etc to whom the rules do not apply. It's already happening now - and all you have to do to see it is look at how many of Obama's Team have various legal issues that somehow or other managed to get overlooked.

27 August 2009

Bias? What bias?

Title says it all:

ABC, NBC Won't Air Ad Critical of Obama's Health Care Plan
The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama's health care reform plan is raising questions from the group behind the spot -- particularly in light of ABC's health care special aired in prime time last June hosted at the White House