All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!



I've been a reader of Fred Reed since I first discovered him on the net.  At first I read every little brain dropping he had.  Fred's writing was a lot like a favorite newspaper columnist I used to enjoy, Mike Royko.  Except Fred is a southern boy and not a Chicago city slicker.  Plus he's not dead yet, all of which make him a better writer.

If I have one criticism of Fred Reed, it's that for a blind man, he sees things almighty clearly. 
With this came feminization. The schools began to value feelings over learning anything. Dodge ball and freeze tag became violence and heartless competition, giving way to cooperative group activities led by a caring adult. The female preference for security over freedom set in like a hard frost. We became afraid of second-hand smoke and swimming pools with a deep end. As women got in touch with their inner totalitarian, we began to outlaw large soft drinks and any word or expression that might offend anyone.
 A pretty astute observation on the root cause of gun control and the moral free fall America finds it's self in, no? 

My childhood was a lot like Fred's, playing outside all summer, blowing stuff up with firecrackers, and shooting friends with BB guns.  As a boy shooting and fishing and ridding bikes was about all we needed.  Life was perfect.  Then my dad moved the family to the big city.  After that, I started to see the fall of America, although I didn't have the vocabulary or understanding to call it that.

I guess that's why I don't read much Fred these days.  He jogs my memory.  I go back to those care free days of froggin.  The adults were grown up and didn't see a bogey man behind every non-politically-correct phrase.  We didn't need 3,000,000 people employed by the DOUT (Department of Useless Twats) to tell us what we needed to do, or not do, or how to not do it.  You could buy the car or truck you wanted.  It didn't cost 50% of your paycheck for health care.  There was a good chance your kids could do better than you.


It's a Start

I always said if they did something smart in California, I post it.  Well it's happening.
NX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports L.A. is about to become the first major city in the world to synchronize all of its traffic signals.The Automated Traffic Surveillance & Control (ATSAC) signal synchronization program was scheduled to be initiated at 9 a.m. at the northwest corner of S. Broadway and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
Officials said the completion of this project will increase travel speeds by 16 percent and reduces travel times by 12 percent.
I realize that LA is one of the countries most congested cities.  Which makes improving traffic flow a great idea.  However, that's not the best part about this policy.  Synchronized traffic lights improve gas mileage.  City driving wastes large amounts of gas.  When you keep traffic moving it improves gas mileage.   My guess is if every city in the US followed LA's example and synchronized its traffic lights to keep cars in the flow of traffic moving, it would save more gas than all of the Obama auto regulations scheduled to take place in the next two years.

Winter Time

It was so cold this morning …

I actually saw a Democrat with his hands in his own pockets.


I Like

Money is kinda tight right now, but I might need to make a trip to the gunsmith for a little accessorizing.


Orders of Magnitude

It's easy to let your eyes glaze over when you hear about millions or billions or trillions of dollars. Most people have a hard time conceptualizing much more than 100 million dollars. The zeros get too big to be put into perspective.

Let's say that I needed to borrow $100,000, for a short term sure fire no fail investment.  Waterboy, being a good friend and having just won the lottery gave me the money.  I'm a great credit risk; there is no doubt that I'll pay it back so he lent me the money interest free.

A month goes by.

Waterboy, having won the lottery, spent last month in Vegas celebrating.  Which is why he hadn't given much thought to me having his $100,000 bucks.  A couple of things happened in the last 30 days.  The IRS learned about Waterboy and his big Power Ball jackpot.  As I mentioned he was in Vegas and that didn't turn out as good as the lottery ticket.  He's still doing OK.  Just not as OK as he was last month.

Waterboy, being a good friend and all, and not wanting to make a big deal over $100,000 comes to me and asks (not nagging or trying to pressure me at all) when I might get around to paying him back the money I owe him.

I tell him that I'll pay back the whole amount in 1 million seconds.  Waterboy knows I can be a little eccentric so he nods and goes home to get out his calculator.  He figures out that at 60 seconds a minute and 60 minutes an hour and 24 hours a day that comes out to about 11.5 or 12 days.  That's not so bad.  He forgot to mention to Watergirl that he floated me $100,000 and another 12 days won't matter (probably).

Next week comes and I go to see Waterboy and I tell him I made a mistake and I won't have the money for another 1 billion seconds.  Waterboy, (he is such a good friend) buys me a beer and we smoke a cigar and he says "don't worry about it, I know you're good for the money".  As soon as I leave he gets out his calculator again.  He figures out that 1 billion seconds comes out to just under 32 years.

A little more time goes by and I see Waterboy again and I have to tell him that I made just one other teeny tiny mistake and that it will be 1 trillion seconds before I have his cash.  Instead of punching me in the nose (what a friend) he whips out his calculator and arrives at the conclusion that he needs to open an excel spreadsheet to do the math, and that it will be 3,170,979 YEARS before he sees a dime.

Remember this little story next time you contemplate the federal budget is $2.2 TRILLION dollars a year and we owe more than $222 Trillion in unfunded liabilities.  It's not just that there is a substantial difference between 1 million, 1 billion and 1 trillion, the three things aren't even on the same order of magnitude.


For My Next Trick

I think hypnotism is cool.  I've had it done to myself, although I can't say I found it particularly effective.  I think it would be fun to watch Derren Brown work.
The television illusionist Derren Brown is courting controversy again by planning his most audacious trick yet – persuading a straight man he is gay. The hypnotist also believes he could make a gay man be attracted to women.
I'm not sure how he would "prove" it either way.  If he got the hypnotized person to preform a sex act, I guess you could say he made his case.  If the person wasn't a plant from the audience, I think Mr. Brown would find himself in a lawsuit. 

Of course if hypnotherapy was proven to be an effect long term tool in realigning a homosexual to heterosexual interests and behavior, it would immediately be illegal in California and Massachusetts. 


I Was Going to Rag on this Story

TN cops in body armor tell old woman to remove marijuana bumper sticker.
Police in Tennessee, in a black SUV and in full body armor, pulled over an elderly couple because they had a marijuana (or so the cops thought) bumper sticker on their car. In fact it was a buckeye leaf – the couple are Ohio State Buckeye fans. The cops then ordered the couple to remove the bumper sticker, even though the woman had already explained it was a buckeye, not marijuana.
Ok.  First, yes I agree you have to be on drugs to like Ohio State.   I was going to have a field day with this news item.  It's even better than the cops chasing the donut truck. 

Then I realized.  I'm not an Ohio State fan.  I don't smoke pot.  I'm not a prime suspect for being a drug dealer.  You know the type, 65 year old white female with an Ohio State Alumni and "Follow me to Bingo" bumper stickers.  I don't have anything to worry about right?


Except last summer I was running a little late for church one Sunday morning.  I got pulled over for speeding, at least that was what the cop claimed.  I was doing 40 in  a 45.  I got to set by the side of the road while they called for a K9 unit to come and run around my truck.  Of course they didn't "find" anything.  The dog didn't "alert" so they declined to rip apart my truck by the side of the road.

Just the day before I had one of my female dogs in the truck.  She was in heat at the time.  I had a large towel on the seat to make sure she didn't leave a mess on the upholstery. The towel was still in the truck.  Lucky for me they had a female drug dog.  I would have been in a fix if they used an intact male.  Because even the most highly trained and dedicated male working dog there is will "alert" or "act suspicious" at the smell of a female in heat.  In America today that's all it takes for them to call out the SWAT team and shoot you dead.  I guess grandma should be grateful, she didn't get SWATed dead. 

That and she learned that there is someone dumber than an Ohio State graduate.


Who Sez There's Nothing Good on TV?

End taxpayer television now! or not its hard to care.
(Reuters) - Norwegian public television plans to broadcast a burning fireplace for 12 straight hours from Friday evening, with firewood specialists providing color commentary, expert advice and a bit of cultural tutoring.
 I quit watching TV years ago.  I've not missed much.  To be fair, I do love watching a camp fire burn.

"People in Norway have a spiritual relationship with fire," Moeklebust said. "Fire is the reason we're here, if there was no firewood, we couldn't live in Norway, we'd freeze."
How will the fireplace do in the ratings?
"More people will tune in than on a normal Friday night," Moeklebust said.
If I lived in Norway I think I could find a blond to cuddle on the sofa while watching fireplace tv.  I think it would make for a better 12hrs than watching it alone.


Cops and Donuts

Now those are some hot doughnuts.
Gwinnett authorities said a Lawrenceville man boosted a Krispy Kreme truck from a Dacula gas station last week, making off with untold quantities of glazed goodness and leading a sheriff's deputy on a high-speed chase across the county.
Locals were overheard remarking that it was the fastest county cops responded to a crime in the last 107 years.
Police said a Krispy Kreme delivery man was dropping off his wares at an Exxon gas station in Dacula at about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. That's when James Freddy Major, 45-year-old alleged doughnut fiend, showed up and fled in the box truck.
"The suspect ... was apprehended by K9 dog bite and officers on scene placed the suspect under arrest," the incident report said.
Click through to check out this guy's booking photo.  The cops let the K9 take down the crook.  His face looks a little ruffed up.  Apparently the dog got a couple of chomps in.  Which is only fair since the cops were chomping on the donuts.

Feel free to insert your own cop and donut jokes in the comments.


Take Dad's Advice

A young man looking to get married was talking to his friend.

“Every woman I bring home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like.”

“Oh, that’s easy,” his pal replied. “All you have to do is find someone who’s just like your mother.”

“I did that already,” he said, “and my father didn’t like her.”


I Loved Being an Economic Development Consultant

City spends $585,000 on study of how to save money.

Consultant's report on Baltimore finances painted grim picture

Why did Baltimore need to pay outside consultants half a million dollars for a report that says the city's financial future is grim?
Some city residents wondered as much after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for a new trash collection fee, a smaller city workforce and cuts to employee benefits as a way to deal with the projected $750 million, 10-year budget shortfall the consultants projected. For a city as financially strapped as Baltimore, couldn't that work have been done in house?
First off, yes most elected rulers of municipalities do need someone to explain to them how organizational funding and expenditures work.  Local governments do actually function under a different set of laws, customs and expectations than other businesses. 

It seems that Baltimore got a halfway decent price for the scope of work they hired out.  In other words, I don't think they got taken to the cleaners.  Baltimore politicians are elected the same way most other politicians are elected.  They promise to use their position to advance the wants and desires of those who fund their way into office.   What do you do when your going broke and need to find away to do the right but politically awkward thing? 

The answer is, "hire a consultant".  The city of Baltimore needed (among other things I'm sure), to charge for trash pick up, reduce employee benefits and cut the city pay role. They knew this in house, but they needed a way to do it. That's where the consultants came in.  The consultant can write a report that tells you that you have to do the thing you knew you needed to do in the first place.  You then fix the problem and blame the whole idea on the consultant.   In this way the problem is addressed and the elected official gets to blame someone else for fixing it if the solution proves unpopular.  If the solution proves popular the politician gets to take all the credit.  In politics this is known as a "win, win" solution.

Aren't there any other ways to solve our public problems?  Yes of course there are.  Two come to mind.  The first is public officials and professional bureaucrats could act with a high amount of ethics and personal integrity in their decision making and put the public interest first.  I'm sorry.  I hope you didn't spew your coffee all over your keyboard.  It could  happen.  The second method requires us to change budgeting methods.

The way public entity budgeting works in most jurisdictions in the US is cost plus.  Each year the bureaucrats get together and take a look at all of their programs add up the cost as well as any new spending they want to do and ADD a factor to it for inflation.  The equation looks like this: COST OF CURRENT PROGRAMS + COST OF NEW SPENDING + % for inflation.  For example, this year the department of useless twats spent $100 on programs, they want another $100 for more programs, plus they assume a 3% inflation factor. $100+$100+($200*.03 or $6)=$206.  This is the way budget planning has been handled for decades. 

We need to use a different method.  A revenue minus budget looks like this: EXPECTED REVENUE - PERCENTAGE = PROGRAM SPENDING.  For Example: $100 in tax revenue - 15%= $85 for spending.  The obvious question is what to do with the $15 in excess tax revenue.  Ideally it would be saved for a rainy day.  That way the government could avoid borrowing money.  In a situation where the is in debt you split the money.  Half of the $$ would be used to make an extra principal payment on the debt, while the other half would be savings.

A transitional budget might look like this:
$100 revenue
$15   percent
$40   debt service
$45   programs
In this example an additional $7.50 would be paid each year on the principal debt balance and $7.50 would go into savings.  This would reduce the debt faster but still allow the funding of an operational reserve account.
If implemented what would happen in real life?  First revenue, not spending would determine the budget.  The tax wasters at the department of useless twats would look for ways to cut waste instead of inventing more of it.  They have to, there won't be as much money to spend, and most of them will want to keep getting paid.  Second, politicians will have to look at what things they REALLY REALLY need to have the function.  Every Useless Twat sucking off the government tit believes that they are NEEDED I mean really NEEDED and NECESSARY for the good of the whole wide world.  They aren't, we all know that.  Forcing the politicians to put the useless twats in the unemployment line would be a good thing.  Third, eventually the public debt will be paid off and there will be an operational reserve account equal to 1, 3 or maybe even 5 years worth of revenue.  At that point it will be time to look at cutting taxes even further.  Less spending, equals more money in the private economy equals more economic growth which equals more freedom. 


War is when the government tells you who the enemy is.

Revolution is when you decide who the enemy is for yourself.


Woman Drank Herself To Death

Coke is still addicting 84 years after cocaine was removed from the mix.
ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Medical examiners determined that a woman passed away due to complications caused by her extreme addiction to drinking Coca-Cola.
The woman, 30-year-old Natasha Harris of Invercargill in New Zealand, was said to have consumed an estimated 2.2 gallons of the soda per day, the Discovery Channel’s news website is reporting.
The last year or so I've been working on making lasting lifestyle changes.  One of the first things I decided to give up was my diet coke habit.  I started drinking diet coke at 16 and drank large amounts of the beverage every day for over 20 years.  I don't think I ever drank 2 gallons of the stuff in a day, but I'm sure I did drink more than a gallon a day on several occasions. 

I've never been addicted to drugs (can't stand pharmaceuticals, can't imagine doing drugs recreationaly).  Drinking to get drunk stopped being fun when I turned 21. I've not gotten drunk since I was 23.  I never liked cigarettes.  However I NEEDED my (at least twice a day and at least 32 oz a hit) diet coke fix.  I'm not sure how a caffeine addiction stacks up to "real" addictions.  It took me several months to finally quit.

I've managed to eliminate caffeine, except for tea, which I brew myself and drink unsweetened.  I've cut out fast food and I'm working on improving the quality of what I eat and reducing the quantity.  The plan this year is to increase my exercise and loose weight.  I'd hate to end up like the poor slob who died because she couldn't give up an unhealthily lifestyle. 



Students taught: It's unfair to be white.   Despite the longstanding message that a person’s skin color should not matter in America, students at the University of Wisconsin – Superior are now being taught that it’s “unfair” to be white.
It’s part of a controversial effort known as the Unfair Campaign, designed to teach America’s youth that “systems and institutions are set up for us [whites]” and as such are “unfair.”
One of the main slogans for the campaign is: “It’s hard to see racism when you’re white.”
Brace yourselves.  Are you sitting down?  No liquids in your mouth that you might spew on the computer?  Good.
I agree.   Its unfair to be white in America.  It's totally unfair, we hold jobs, start business, pay the taxes and are expected to accept the blame for every damn problem that someone has.  It's unfair that we can't walk down streets in major cities for fear of being robbed or killed.  It's unfair that we are the target of mob violence for no other reason than our race.  It's unfair we have to foot the bill to pay for schools, programs, government grants, and make work jobs, that we as whites can't participate in.
After graduating from college I went to a job fair.  At that fair, several universities who were advertising their Master Degree programs had tables.  I hadn't decided if I was going to go get a job, or go to grad school.  I talked to several different school representatives.  Most all of the school recruiters were very friendly and eager to talk about your academic interests and the requirements to attend their school.  Even if I could have gotten into an Ivy school, there was no way I had the cash for it.
I headed towards the schools I could afford.  The first big ten school I came to was the University of Michigan.  An MBA or a JD from UofM isn't as prestigious as one from Harvard, but its not going to hurt you on your resume either.  I could actually afford UofM so that was a plus.  The UofM table was represented by a professionally dressed black women.  She was very nice to the group of Asian students who were ahead of me in line.  When it was my turn I politely asked her for the admission requirements.  That was as far as I got.  She took one look at me in my interview suit and tie and informed me that, "you are the wrong color, to attend MY school".  She refused to give me an application, or talk to me further.
If you live and work in the state of Michigan, you pay income taxes to the state.  Those taxes are used in part, to fund the University of Michigan.  At that point I had been paying income taxes to the state of Michigan for over 6 years, as well as sales tax etc.  The University of Michigan didn't care about my grades, or my GMAT, LSAT scores.  They only cared that I was white, and that fact alone kept me from getting an application.  So I left.
“It’s hard to see racism when you’re white.”  Not really, we see it when we apply for government jobs and grants, university educations, and when we file our taxes.  My children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will see it when they are still paying the interest on this generations debt, that was run up by a black president to buy Obama phones, give cash for clunkers and expand welfare.  I agree, its unfair to be white in America.


It's Official

A bunch of foo-foo left wing fems have more balls than the Republican Party.
Even Code Pink wants Obama impeached.   In a radio interview, Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin called for the impeachment of President Obama over his policy of permitting drone strikes on American citizens overseas who are members of terrorist organizations.
On WABC Radio’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” Sunday, Benjamin affirmed she believes the drone warfare is an impeachable offense.  
She said she would go even further and “broaden” a ban on drone strikes to “end the killing of innocent people overseas in countries where we are not at war without any kind of transparency or accountability.”
Asked Klein: “So would you then call, as the co-founder of Code Pink, for the impeachment of President Obama based on these alleged crimes?”  “Sure,” Benjamin responded.
I'm not necessarily anti drone.  It's a tool and as such it can be used correctly or criminally.  I certainly do not agree with everything code pink and its leader have to say.  There is buried deeply in their anti war, anti America, pro terrorism tirade a valid point.

No American political leader has the right to assassinate an American citizen.  No individual elected or unelected American has the right to execute another American citizen.  "But Res...", you object, "what about the death penalty, what about in war?". 

It's true American citizens die in both of those circumstances.  The difference is that execution under the death penalty is carried out AFTER a legal process in which the accused has access to the means to defend himself against the charges.  No one person can order the death.  The guilty party is first tried in a court.  Under the jury system 12 individuals have to find the citizen guilty, AND the same jury have to recommend the death penalty.  The presiding judge can then recommend a lessor sentence if he so chooses.  Even if the judge orders the death penalty, there is still a prolonged process of review.  Before the sentence is carried out, a number of people will review the facts and reconsider the verdict. 

Killing American citizens is war, or other military action, is a different matter.  For example, in WWII there were American citizens who fought against the United States.  The German American Bund made it a point to recruit German Americans to fight for German, and some did.  As members of a military unit fighting against the American military they were likely to be killed.  Fighting in a war, isn't the same thing as an execution or assassination.  Men in uniform know that men in the other uniform are going to try to kill them, its a part of war, regardless of if one is a volunteer or a conscript. 

Obama claims the right to assassinate American Citizens.  The method of assignation doesn't matter to me.  The drones are tool, not means in themselves.  The crime is assassinating American citizens without due process as the means to other ends.  The Constitution, Article II Section 4. states that:
The President, Vice President and all Civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
I would argue that murder and/or waging war on American Citizens is an impeachable offense.  It's time to have the trial.  Justice demands that he stand trial for treason as well.


Both Sides of His Mouth

We know Joe Biden is lying, his lips are moving.
(THE HILL) — Vice President Biden said Monday that those who claimed the Obama administration was trying to take away guns from law-abiding citizens were spinning “a bunch of malarkey.”
“I know that’s a word you’ve never heard before, although it’s now in the dictionary,” Biden said at a roundtable discussion with law enforcement officers in Philadelphia. “That’s just simply not true. And to be very blunt with you, we’re counting on all of you, the legitimate news media, to cover these discussions because the truth is that times have changed.”
 To recap: "We aren't going to take away your guns".  "Pay no attention to the man behind the screen". "Make sure you tell everyone that the man behind the screen isn't taking away their guns".  "Times have changed, we won the revolution and its time to punish our enemies."  "Take away the guns so they can't fight back".   "Make sure you keep telling everyone that we aren't taking away their guns, or ammunition or magazines".


Not Good

Missouri Democrats introduced an anti-gun bill which would turn law-abiding firearm owners into criminals. They will have 90 days to turn in their guns if the legislation is passed.  The law eliminates more than 75% of rifles, shotguns and pistols.  It destroys the second amendment.  It is the precursor to the enslavement of the population of Missouri.  It is treason.

The link goes to the actual bill.  Go ahead and read it, and weep.  Missouri is trying to turn into Illinois.

Did You Forget?

It's the 14th day of February, otherwise known as a made up holiday designed to boost Hallmarks first quarter sales,  Valentines Day.  Time to waste perfectly good money on meaningless stuff in an effort to get lucky  select a token of your heart felt admiration and devotion for the women in your life.  You did remember didn't you?  If you're reading this there is still time provided that a heart shaped box of Russel Stover and a Hallmark Card from Walgreen's is good enough to get you off the hook.

I'm hoping that my gift shows up today.  They didn't ship it out till Monday.  We'll see, I may have to stop at Wal Mart for a box of el cheapo chocolate myself before the day is over.

Not Enough?

The professional whiner class laments:

The head of the largest federal employee union said Saturday that President Obama'sproposal to increase pay for federal employees by 1 percent was "absolutely unconscionable" and "simply not enough."
"It is not enough to allow federal employees to make up lost ground from two-plus years of frozen pay. It is not enough to allow workers, most of whom earn very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000, to maintain living standards. And it is not enough to send a message with any kind of clarity that the administration values the federal workforce and doesn't believe it should continue to bear an enormously disproportionate share of deficit reduction," David Cox Sr., the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), said in a statement.
Its not enough?  Today more people are employed by the federal government than the entire population of the original 13 colonies.  The bureaucrats don't have to worry about health insurance, retirement, or if their employer was profitable and can make payroll. Despite the fact that the vast majority of those employed by the only serve to hurt our country, they still get regular pay increases, great benefits and generous time off.
I agree this raise is "absolutely unconscionable".  The 1% raise is in addition to, time in grade, location pay, promotion and departmental incentive and all other raises.  The 1% is simply a cost of living raise given IN ADDITION to all the other raises, bonuses and perks.  It is "absolutely unconscionable".  They should be getting pink slips.
The government has been destroying the private sector economy for decades.  In the last 4 years we have seen a blatant attempt to return the US economy to the same level as the great depression.  True Obama has been leading the charge to destroy the US, but its what the bureaucrats have been working on for years. 
I finished doing  my taxes.  Last year I earned $10,000 less than the year before.  The year before I earned almost the same amount that I did my first full year out of college.  Today I'm making the exact same hourly rate that I did as a college student, over 20 years ago.  Where is my raise?  Hell where are jobs equal to my level of education and work experience?  I'd take one if I could find it.  I've been looking for a job that earns enough to support my family for the last 4 years.  Incidentally that's how long I've been out of adequate work. 
I work six days a week. A quarter of my pay goes for health insurance. I get 80 hours of time off a year for six days and vacation.  It takes a months pay just to cover my property taxes.  Retirement?  At this company my retirement, if I skimp, will keep me in mac and cheese, for maybe six months.  Those "very modest salaries ranging from $24,000 to $70,000" with the great benefits, 100% job security and retirement, look damn good to me.   How do you get that gig?
I don't want to sound ungrateful.  I have a job.  I know lots of other guys who are worse off than I am.  I know guys that are so far behind the 8 ball that if things turned around tomorrow and they started making what they are capable of it would take them the next ten years just to get back to where they were 2 years ago.
A 1% raise isn't enough?  The people who pay your salaries are barely getting by, in large part due to your polices.  If you're not making enough why not go out and try to get a job in the economy that you helped create?  Try making a profit with the regulations, taxes, and endless bureaucratic hoop jumping you require of the tax payers. 

Its not enough? Shut up and crawl back under your tax payer provided rock!


It's Alive

Nate is still alive.

On a whim I dropped by The Pan Galactic Blogger Blaster  today, expecting to see Nate's year old post about deviants and Harleys.  To my surprise he's been back posting for a couple of weeks.  Be sure to drop by say howdy and have a sip of bourbon.

Granny Get Your Gun

86 year old Louise Howard is a repeat victim of crime.  When 36 year old Molena Nichole Dowell, broke into her home Mrs. Howard fought back.

Bulls Gap TN--Howard immediately grabbed her gun, but the two started to struggle down the hall.  “I already had my gun in my hand, and I wouldn’t turn it loose for anything,” she explained.
Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told us Howard was in her rights to use her gun for protection.  “All indications [were] the intruder, the female, has a wrench. It was what she used to break the window of the door so she could’ve defended herself,” Sheriff Lawson explained.

Apparently Mrs. Howard grazed her attacker with one bullet as the struggled on the floor for control of the gun.  Latter when the thief pawned a ring she had stolen, the police caught her.

We need guns in America, unrestricted unregistered and unaccountable to the government.  Because the innocent need away to defend themselves from the evil, without red tape.

Canadian Tech Support

A Canadian customer was calling to find out if there was a faster way to trigger menu commands than mousing up to the menus.

Agent: Certainly, sir. There are keyboard shortcuts for many of those commands. For example, suppose you want to trigger the Select All command...

Caller: Yes, I use that one all the time! How do I do it?

Agent: Well, you just press Control-A.

Caller (after a pause): Well, that's not working for me.

Agent: Do you have a text document open in front of you?

Caller: Yes, I sure do.

Agent: OK, now press Control-A.

Caller: I am, but nothing happens.

Agent: The text isn't highlighted?

Caller: No, there's no change at all.

Agent: That's odd. If you press Control-A the whole document should be highlighted. Try it again. Press Control-A. Tell me exactly what's happening.

Caller (nearing his Canadian breaking point): Listen. I'm pressing Control, eh? And nothing's happening, eh?


Man Flu

It's true, we suffer more than women.

But ‘man flu’ really does exist, according to research. Men suffer more with coughs and colds because they have extra temperature receptors in the brain and so experience worse symptoms. Children deal with colds the same way because the relevant area of the brain is the same size in boys and girls, said Durham University neuroscientist Dr Amanda Ellison.
I'd like to point out that this study was done by a women. 


Sandy Hook Dad Speaks

Bill Stevens, a dad whose daughter Victoria was a survivor of the Sandy Hook shooting addresses the Connecticut House of Representatives Gun Violence Prevention Working Group.  Worth the 2:5 mins to watch.


Push Polling

Push polling is the practice of putting a selection of predetermined answers in front of a person and letting them select one that fits your agenda.  This lets you create the illusion that your agenda is based on public support.  Wyoming has one Representative in the House of Representatives.  Her name is Cynthia Lummis (rhymes with DOOM US, which is appropriate).  She is a member of the Republican Party (in name only). One of her committee assignments is the House Ways and Means committee, which arguably is one of the most prestigious assignments a congressman can have.

Here is her most recent poll dealing with the second amendment crisis our country is facing.

What actions should be taken to create safer communities?

 There are five possible answers of those only the first, is a typical Republican answer.  The last, the "other" is there to provide a place for people who forgot to drink the cool aid to vent.  None of the answers to #5 will be tabulated or considered for implementation.  Knowing that I checked "other" and said:
Remove the Federal government from having any role in firearms regulation.  Return the issue to the states.  Repeal the gun control act of 1968 as well as all other Federal regulation on the issue.   If you must pass a new law so you can feel good about doing something, make recognition of CCW permits universal.
Of course my answer, if its even seen, will fall on deaf ears.  I knew that when I wrote it.  Five choices, three of which go hand in glove with Obama's gun control agenda, one of which will not be considered, and one lame cop out.  Answer number one was probably only included to look like a cop out and make the other 3 tabulated answers look more respectable.

I mentioned earlier that Lummis is on the House Ways and Means Committee.  She is extremely proud of that fact.  In that role she has pushed polled on budget issues.  She can't find a single dollar of waste in the Federal budget or a single item of spending to cut.  She whole heatedly supports every single dollar of spending Obama wants and raising every dollar of tax he requires.  Now she has decided to test the water on gun control.

In her letter asking me to participate in the poll, she went out of her way to seem pro gun.  That is of course the response you'd expect out of a Wyoming Republican.  Then her poll reveals something else altogether.  Given her history of unabashed support for Obama, I can't see how she will do the right thing by Wyoming or by the constitution.  The last time there was a women in Washington this in love with the President and his agenda, Bill Clinton was in the White house and Monica Lewinsky was under his desk.   Which is why I expect Doom Us Lummis to keep throwing us under the bus.


They Pay for this Part II

Woman injured in sex toy mishap.
The accident was reported to local fire and rescue personnel about 1:30 a.m. on March 7, from an address on Rogers Drive. The man who made the 911 call said he had placed a sex toy over a saber saw blade, and then used the power tool on his partner, but the blade cut through the plastic and injured the woman.
I guess they should have taken the class.These people didn't and almost suffered Death by Cunnilingus as a result(NSFW).  Only a misogynic ass hat could ever disparage the skills taught by professionals.


Eddie Ray

This should prove interesting:

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday.
Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday in the deaths of Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, at a shooting range at Rough Creek Lodge, about 50 miles southwest of Fort Worth. He was being held on one charge of capital murder and two charges of murder.
Assuming this hit isn't some sort of false flag opportation, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.  Murder generally has a motive.  In this case a Marine corpal took out a Navy SEAL sniper.  What could the motive be?  The SEAL had a bounty on his head at one time, was this a collection attempt?  Did the two men have words at some point?  Did Eddie Ray Routh simply flip his lid?

It will be intersting to see what the motive was, assuming of course that SEAL Team 3 allows Eddie Ray Routh to live.


Waitress Flap

As a chef I subscribe to the belief that waitresses are in general an inferior species.  This belief came about after years of working with women who don't know whats on the menu, nor seem to care, but who expect the cooks to magically produce whatever its they wish without bothering to learn anything whatsoever about the job they are doing.   That said, I've also made my living waiting tables, and I have some thoughts on this:
An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager.
Chelsea Welch, the waitress, wrote in an email to Yahoo News that the pastor (who has since been identified as Alois Bell) told Welch's manager at the St. Louis-area Applebee's that the ensuing firestorm had "ruined" her reputation.
"I give God 10%," Bell wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip and scribbling in an emphatic "0" where the additional tip would be. "Why do you get 18?" (There were more than eight people in Bell's party, triggering the auto-tip.)
Welch, who snapped a photo of the bill from a fellow server and uploaded to Reddit, defended her right to post the receipt. "I thought the note was insulting, but also comical," she told "And I thought other users would find it entertaining.”
The reason restaurants put an auto tip on large parties is because:
  1. Your group takes up a lot of space, and typically more than one table.
  2. Your group takes up a lot of time and typically more than one waitress.
  3. Your group will tend to stay longer and visit requiring free refills that keep the waitress from serving other tables.
  4. If its the end of her shift, the waitress can't leave until after you do.  The restaurant won't pay her to stand around during that time, but she can't leave unless she cleans up her portion of the dinning room.
  5. Experience has taught us that large groups are notoriously cheap and that each person believes that someone else in the group will get the tip so they don't.  
Everybody in this story is lying.  The waitress is lying about her motives for making the bill public.  She claims, "I thought other users would find it entertaining.”  This is of course total BS.  She did it because the customer is a cheap ungrateful bitch who is too cheap to pay for her services and who thinks her position as "pastor" lets her stiff the staff.  The only way the waitress could get a little respect was to get a little revenge.  That's what she did.

The women "pastor" (a contradiction in terms) is lying big time.  First, I doubt she gives a full 10% to god, most don't.  What I know she is lying about is her reputation.  Her reputation wasn't hurt in the least.  She is a self admitted cheapskate who was trying to welch on the tip, because she thought someone else would cover her share (see #5 above).  The pastor alleges she left a $6.29 tip while other members of her party also left cash.  Right.  The "pastor" claims she wasn't trying to get the waitress in trouble either.  That's why she went back to the restaurant to read the manager the riot act.

Applebees is lying too.  They're trying to pretend that there is some sort of "right to privacy" that was violated.  Sure there is.  The waitress didn't post the customers credit card number, or home address, she posted a snarky note from a ill tempered cheapskate that tried to stiff her on the tip.  What really happened that got the waitress fired, was the "pastor" a fat bitchy black women, came back on another day and chewed out the manager, who then took out the ass chewing on the waitress.  Meanwhile cooperate Applebees is playing a game of CYA and is pissed that this whole thing came to light in the first place.

"Pastor" Bell you're a cheapskate and a poor excuse for a Christan, you lack any real sense of charity or forgiveness.  You were outed for using Jesus as an excuse for your lack of class and you got your revenge by costing some waitress her job.  Congratulations.  Your lack of personal character is now public knowledge and you've done harm to the cause of Christ because of your actions.


See Girls

See girls, its not that hard to get married and keep him.  Just follow this bit of advice:
Slate--The best way to bag a husband is to detox from feminism, “return to femininity,” tune out your mom and friends, stay away from pop culture, don’t shack up without a ring, “marry the accountant, not the artist.” And once you do find a man: Be sweet, give him lots of sex, and don’t talk too much.
If you realy want to set yourself apart, do stuff he likes with him, stay at home, cook, and remember a blow job a day keeps temptation at bay.

Kids: Funny but NOT A Joke

*Things I've Learned From My Children*

1. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq. foot house 4 inches deep.

2. If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3. A 3-year-olds voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 by 20 foot room.

5. You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using the ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6. The glass in windows (even double pane) doesn't stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7. When you hear the toilet flush and the words "Uh-oh," it's already too late.

8. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9. A six-year-old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36-year-old man says they can only do it in the movies.

10. Certain Legos will pass through the digestive tract of a four-year-old.

11. Play Dough and Microwave should never be used in the same sentence.

12. Super glue is forever.

13. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can't walk on water.

14. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15. VCR's do not eject PB&J sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16. Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17. Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18. You probably do not want to know what that odor is.

19. Always look in the oven before you turn it on. Plastic toys do not like ovens.

20. The fire department in Austin, TX has a 5-minute response time.

21. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22. It will however make cats dizzy.

23. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24. The mind of a six-year-old is wonderful.


You're It

This post is nothing more than a pointer to a cute story which will waste maybe 5 min of your employers time.
Mr. Dennehy and nine of his friends have spent the past 23 years locked in a game of "Tag."
It started in high school when they spent their morning break darting around the campus of Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Wash. Then they moved on—to college, careers, families and new cities. But because of a reunion, a contract and someone's unusual idea to stay in touch, tag keeps pulling them closer. Much closer.
The game they play is fundamentally the same as the schoolyard version: One player is "It" until he tags someone else. But men in their 40s can't easily chase each other around the playground, at least not without making people nervous, so this tag has a twist. There are no geographic restrictions and the game is live for the entire month of February. The last guy tagged stays "It" for the year.
That's right, these 9 guys waste tons of time and money paying a grown up game of tag one month a year.  You only waste time reading blogs at work.  See what you could achieve with a little effort?

Getting Better

Things are getting better in Wyoming everyday.
CHEYENNE - A bill that would allow firearms in elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities and sporting events on government-owned property passed the first vote in the Wyoming House Wednesday.
We'll have to wait and see how this all plays out, but its a step in the right direction.


This is News?

Bride Plans Wedding Day a Decade Before She Has Her Groom

Kate Owens had planned the perfect wedding, from the dress to the flowers and even the band. The only thing missing?
The groom.
"I booked my band nine years in advance," Owens, 34, told ABC News. "I went up to them and I said, 'I don't have a groom, but if you guys are still around, will you plan my wedding?'"
Owens' booking her wedding band well in advance was just one part of the project manager for I.B.M.'s detailed wedding day planning that began 10 years before she even met her future husband.
"I think some people probably thought I was nuts," said Owens, of Clifton Park, N.Y. "I knew the style of wedding dress I wanted. I knew what style bridesmaids' dress I wanted. I knew the color scheme. I knew I wanted it to be outdoors."
Owens is not alone in knowing, or wanting to know, her every wedding detail well before she even knows if she'll ever say "I do."
My daughter is all ready planning her wedding.  She can't read yet.  I've been informed that I will be marring her, "when she grows up".  At least this way, she'll be getting a man I approve of.  I think the female of the species starts planning her wedding about 3 seconds after she realizes that she wants to have a baby of her own.  In my house this desire to have a baby happened someplace between learning t walk and potty training.  This is how it should be, but I don't see why they think its news.


Obama Axes Jobs Council

Not that they've bothered to meet in over a year.
Politico--President Barack Obama's Jobs Council hit a notable milestone on Thursday: one year without an official meeting. The 26-member panel is also set to expire at the end of the month, unless Obama extends its tenure. 
 Obama Axes Jobs Council.
The Washington Times--With more than 12 million Americans still out of work, President Obama has decided to shut down his Jobs Council.  The White House announced Thursday that Mr. Obama would not extend authorization for the council, which he created two years ago. Its authority expired Thursday, a day after the government reported that the economy contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012
Jobs are created when people find it more profitable to hire someone to do work, than if they did it themselves.  Obummer, couldn't create a job (other than for lawyers hiding his birth certificate, and jahadists, butt sex advocates, and assorted destructive liberal agendas) if his life depended on it.  Everything he believes in is anti private industry.  These two stories serve to point out that: 1. Obummer doesn't give a damn about Americans working and supporting themselves, 2. He never expected his "jobs panel" to accomplish its stated goal (or even meet regularly), 3.  He uses government resources solely for political gain with no consideration for the suffering of the people in this nation.

They Pay for This?

The University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (UMTC) is set to hold an event this spring designed to help its female undergraduate students achieve more and greater orgasms.The university’s official online description of the event entitled, “The Female Orgasm,” describes it as open to both male and female students.

"help its female undergraduate students achieve more and greater orgasms."  How ugly are the co-eds at UMTC, that the boys aren't willing to help without prompting?
“Orgasm aficionados and beginners of all genders are welcome to come learn about everything from multiple orgasms to that mysterious G-spot,” reads the description posted on the school’s official events calendar.
“Whether you want to learn how to have your first orgasm, how to have better ones, or how to help you girlfriend, Kate and Marshall cover it all…” it adds.
I bet the lab would be better than the lecture.  It's hard (no pun intended) to imagine these two knowing much about the topic, at least experientially.
The program is costing the university $3,406 and is part of the university’s mission of “research,” she added.
No wonder the cost of college is skyrocketing.  This research went on for free when I was in college.




1) Only in America could the rich people - who pay 86% of all incometaxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.

2) Only in America could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General, and roughly 18% of the federal workforce is black while only 12% of the population is black.

3) Only in America could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner, the head of the TreasuryDepartment and Charles Rangel who once ran the Ways and Means Committee, BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

4) Only in America can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

5) Only in America would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tensof thousands of dollars for the privilege while we discuss lettinganyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

6) Only in America could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as"extremists."

7) Only in America could you need to present a driver's license tocash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

8) Only in America could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes(Nike).

9) Only in America could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

10) Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

11) Only in America can a man with no background, no qualifications and no experience ... and a complete failure at his job ... be reelected.


I Don't Know

I have mixed feelings about this one:

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina lawmakers are drafting legislation that would ban people on welfare or those who are in bankruptcy from buying lottery tickets.
 Rep. Paul "Skip" Stam, R-Wake is helping draft the legislation. Stam told ABC11 the vendor selling the lottery ticket would be penalized if they knew the person was on welfare or in bankruptcy.
That stipulation is not sitting well with some convenience store clerks that don't want to be left to enforce a new law.
The point seems to be that it's a bad idea for folks on welfare to use their assistance money to buy lottery tickets.  I agree.  Public funds shouldn't be wasted in this (or on a number of other) way.

On the other hand, the guy behind the counter has lots of other things to worry about.  Is this guy going to pull a gun and rob me?  Did someone drive off and not pay on pump #2?  Man she is hot, maybe I should forget about checking her id and let her get those wine coolers.  Is that meth head pulling tricks in the bathroom again?  Lets face it, the people who are going to have to enforce this law aren't cops, they're the proud holders of GED's.  Do they really have to interview the customers about their financial status.  If they could do that, then they could be working as a loan officer at a bank and not pushing Marlboro Light 100's.

I have two ideas that would solve this problem faster and better than a new law: #1 stop giving people welfare.  IF you don't give them any money, they can't waste it on stuff you disapprove of.  This has an additional upside in that if we stopped welfare payments the country could be on its way to financial solvency.  #2 Outlaw the lottery.  The lottery is after all just a state run numbers racket.  In most states its only done to generate income to be wasted on programs designed to get more people dependent on the state in the first place.  #3 Do both of the above.

We could fix the problem by getting rid of one or more bad laws, or we could put yet another bad law on the books.  Which one do you think they will do?