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!


Death Penalty?

No word on if it was scotch or bourbon.
GREENSBURG, Pa. – The live-in caretaker of a western Pennsylvania mansion is facing criminal charges for allegedly drinking more than $100,000 worth of the owner's whiskey.

$100,000 worth of booze, talk about an expensive bar tab.


For Nate

Today is Friday.  By tradition Friday is ATF day at the Blogger Blaster.  This weekend is also Easter so, in honor of ATF and Easter I bring you a beverage that I'm sure Nate would love.

How to Make Peep-Infused Vodka

Go out and get yourself a Glock and a pack of Virgina Slims and Enjoy!

Right to Infringe?

NYC Mayor Bloomberg: Government has right to ‘infringe on your freedom’.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.
Say what???

The government never has a "right to infringe".  In some cases, we as a people grant the government the ability to establish laws to safe guard our rights as individuals.  These laws may limit some individual actions, but the purpose of the laws is not to infringe on individual rights, it is to safe guard the rights of those so governed.  Believing otherwise, as Bloomberg does, is to get the cart before the horse, or more pointedly in this case, to make the slave the master.

Bloomberg has no more "right" to limit the number of guns I own, or the number of bullets they hold, than he does to limit the number of ounces in my big gulp.  To believe otherwise is tyranny.


Town Legalizes Drinking and Driving

My in laws have come for a visit.  It shouldn't last more than a week or two.  The kids love it when grandma and grandpa are around.

In other news:

Irish Town Legalizes Drinking and Driving

I wonder if Americans of Irish decent are covered under the new law.  Maybe we could work out a two week asylum for in law visits.  I like Irish beer and whisky. 

Blogging may be light for a while.  I've got a few posts lined up so, you'll have a reason to stop by. In the event I don't survive the visit, there are bad joke Wednesday jokes in the queue until sometime mid summer.



A very attractive lady goes up to a bar in a quiet rural pub. She gestures alluringly to the bartender who comes over immediately. When he arrives, she seductively signals that he should bring his face closer to hers. When he does, she begins to gently caress his full beard.

"Are you the manager?" she asks, softly stroking his face with both hands. "Actually, no," the man replies.

"Can you get him for me? I need to speak to him," she says, running her hands beyond his beard and into his hair.

"Can't," breathes the bartender. "He's not here. Is there anything I can do?"

"Yes, there is. I need you to give him a message," she continues, running her forefinger across the bartender's lips and slyly popping a couple of her fingers into his mouth and allowing him to suck them gently.

"What should I tell him?" the bartender manages to say.

"Tell him," she whispers, "there is no toilet paper, hand soap, or paper towels in the ladies room."



Ought a Be a Law

There ought a be a law...

That's something we hear now and again.  Well I for one have some proposed verbiage for a law:

"Whereas the United States Congress and the President have failed to pass a budget for the governance of the United States for the last four years; and in absence of said budget the executive branch has spent a sum in excess of 1 Billion dollars per year for the maintenance of the first family, and none of those expenditures were lawfully approved by the people of the United States: be it resolved that Barrack and Michelle Obama shall be required to repay to the Treasury of the United States all expenditures for travel, vacations, recreational activities and other such expenses not associated with the maintenance of the first family while residing in the Presidential Mansion. 
The Internal Revenue Service is authorized to, seize all assets, and/or garnishee all wages, pensions, royalties, rents and any other source of income; as well as place tax liens against all properties owned by the Obama's until such a time as the debt has been repaid in full.  This recovery action shall take priority over all other creditors or debts."
Of course it won't get passed, but we can dream.


Obummer Sequestration

I like the idea of sequestration.  Granted there are ideas for reducing government spending that I like even more.  Since none of those are on the table, I'll take what I can get.  Which in this case is nothing, nada, a big fat zero.  Obummer sequestration is only a hypothetical reduction in all ready out of control spending.  By hypothetical I mean we (our government) is going to spend more money than they actually have.  Which was more than they projected to spend last year.  A great deal of that money was borrowed against future tax revenues, which aren't likely to exist at some pretend date in the future.

In other words, Sodom on Potomac is open for business as usual. So what's the big deal that the Whiner in Chief is making about "cuts"?  As far as I can tell, he's pissed that he can't dish out even more money that we don't have to more worthless recipient's than he did in his first term.  I'm all for cutting worthless government programs, and lets face it all government programs are at best wasteful.  If we got rid of the worthless ones, and cut the fat out of the wasteful ones, we'd be in better shape economically. 

The Golfer in Chief currently residing at 1600 Pennsylvania isn't about to show any real leadership and propose doing what we all know needs to be done, and make real cuts to the Federal budget.  Instead he's having an executive fit and "cutting" things that he hopes will upset voters in an effort to have the surfs pressure their congress critter into wasting even more money. Among his proposed solutions to the "sequestration crisis" are stopping White House tours, canceling the GI Bill's college tuition provisions for veterans and laying off air traffic controllers.

I have a solution I think we should take a look at.  Right now the First Daughters are enjoying their spring break at the exclusive Atlantis resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  Since I haven't read in the news that Sasha and Malia got a job at McDonald's (no doubt their mother disapproves) and saved up for the trip themselves, my guess is that this trip, like all the rest, is being paid for by the struggling American tax payer.  How about sequestration of lavish first family vacations?  Since they seem to take one every month or so this might add up to some serious cash.

We don't need to take away all of O's golf.  After all he's a better golfer than a president, and he does us less harm when he's on the links, instead of in his office.  We should only cut him back a little bit.  For instance, he should be allowed to play all the putt-putt he wants.  Putzing around is what he does best.


Razors etc

I was asked what I bought when I decided to get into straight razor shaving.  To be honest I wanted to check it out without spending a lot of money.  There are a number of great companies making good products and it would be easy to spend big bucks.  I wasn't sure if I'd like straight razor shaving enough to justify spending a lot of money.

After spending some time checking out various websites with product reviews, I decided to shop around.  I went to and due mostly to the free shipping, bought everything there.

I bought:
A shaving brush, $12.95
A shave mug with soap, $18.00
An extra soap to try, $12.00
A razor, $20.00

I also bought a shaving bowel and stand to hold my brush.  That stuff is nice to have, but you don't really need it.

If you shop around you can find various kits and you might get a better deal, or a combination of products that suit your tastes better.  I wanted to try the sandalwood soap after seeing how much several women said they enjoyed their husbands using it.  It turns out that I like it and Mrs Ipsa doesn't.  I find that I like using a shave mug better than a bowl.  I like the badger brush but I don't know if the boar brush is better (or not) some guys have very definite opinions one way or the other.  They're about the same price so who knows? 

For about $50 you can get the basic stuff you need to try it out.  I guess I spent right at $75 all together, but you can get by spending less.  Now that I've been shaving this way for a couple of months, I can see spending the money on a nice kit for home and maybe even a travel kit.

If you just realized that you forgot my birthday this month and you want to make up for it, I'd be happy to receive either one of these:

Dovo Desert Ironwood
Dovo Siberian Mammoth Ivory

You can spend lots of money or just enough to get by.  I went the cheaper way to try it out, but if I had extra cash, I could see buying nicer stuff.  The razors are pricey but they will last your life time and beyond. I do think the soaps, while initially more expensive than the stuff in a can, are better to shave with and seem to last a long time.

How does it compare?  Price wise I spend about $45 a year on razors and 2 or maybe 3 cans of $6 shaving cream a year, so about $70/year.  Going the old fashioned route you'd spend about $75 upfront (or more depending on a razor/strop etc) but it would average out to less per year over time since you might only need to buy one cake of soap every year or so.  Nice razors and a strop run between $200 up to as much as you want to spend.  Cost wise you can certainly justify it, but the main reason to do it is comfort and quality of shave, and if you like shaving this way. 


Weekly Wrap Up

This week in the news, Colorado Governor John (I hate freedom, love rape and mass shootings) Hickenlooper decided that surfs living in Colorado have no basic right to defend themselves.  To that end he signed laws outlawing various aspects of gun ownership.

In other news the Department of Homeland (in)Security decided that since Colorado and New York are limiting the ability of their citizens to defend themselves, now would be a great time to let Saudis (you know the guys who pulled off 9-11) get in the country and on airplanes with less security checks than normal Americans.  You can still feel safe though.  TSA will continue grouping your grandmother and preforming anal cavity searches on 3 year-old, just in case they have an illegal set of toenail clippers.

Hell meet hand basket.


Straight Razor

As a kid I remember my grandfather shaving with a straight razor.  It looked cool and MANLY.  My father (his son) always used cheap disposable razors and shaving cream in a can.  When I started shaving that's what I did too.

Frankly I hated shaving.  I hated having my face look fuzzy too so I shaved.  As I got older I discovered growing a beard was out of the question.  I never could stand more than a weeks worth of facial hair.  To make matters worse my beard comes in three colors (now four).  Not only do I dislike the discomfort of a beard, I look like a dork when I try to grow one. 

Over the years I moved on from the cheap disposable razor to the multi blade expensive models.  I still bought canned shaving cream, and I still disliked the whole process. 

I remembered my grandfather claiming that the straight razor was the best shave you could get.  I also remembered my one and only barber shop shave.  It was fantastic.  If I had that kind of cash and a barber around that still did them, I might treat myself once a week or so. 

I started a little experiment this year.  I bought a couple of old fashioned shaving soaps, a bowl and a mug and a shaving brush off of Amazon.  I saw several razors that I liked.  Unfortunately I have champagne tastes and a lite beer budget.  I couldn't bring myself to drop the $299 for the low end model I liked or the $599 for the really cool razor.  If I didn't like shaving this way, it would be a lot of cash just to try it out.  I opted for the $30 razor with disposable blades.   Yes it cheap, but $30 is a pack of Mach III razors, so its not out of my budget.

First the soap.  I bought two kinds.  The first being an inexpensive (maybe $5) kind that came with a shaving mug.  The second was a mid priced ($10-$12) soap.  Using the recommended soap/brush techniques I've been trying them out for three months now.  I will never buy canned shaving cream again if I can help it.  This stuff is great.  Not only does your face feel cleaner, the razor glides over my skin much smoother.  They also smell great.  You can't beat the scent.

On another note, $12 seems kind of steep for shaving soap, but I've been using these soaps for 3 months and they still look like new.  I doubt I'll be able to use the stuff up this year.  Compare that to your canned shaving cream.  I never got that kind of mileage from a can.  There are more expensive soaps.  One that I've seen goes for $30 a cake, and I think I'll give that one a try, one of these days.

On to the straight razor.  I decided to ignore the advice of everyone and tried to shave my whole face the first time I got the razor.  The last time my face looked that bad after a shave, I was 12 years old.  Talk about cut up, there are slaughter houses that butcher with less blood.  The best thing I can recommend is start learning a couple of light shaving strokes with the blade before attempting to do your whole face.  I seem to remember reading that somewhere myself.  It's good advice.

I haven't mastered the straight razor yet.  "Mastered" to me means having a face that is "baby butt" smooth with no more than two passes of the razor, and no nicks.  However, I am at the "baby butt" smooth level with minimal nicks and cuts, even though I have to think my way through the process.

I'm not a master myself yet but, I fully recommend "old fashioned" shaving.  Even if you don't want to go the straight razor route, pamper yourself with a soap and brush.  It will make your shave a better experience with any razor.  When you learn the "touch" you can get a closer shave with less irritation than with a safety razor.  Old dogs can learn new tricks.



Mechanical Engineers vs. Civil Engineers (Army View)

 Q: What is the difference between mechanical engineers and civil engineers?

 A: Mechanical engineers build weapons; civil engineers build targets.

Engineers are like Slinky's

Both aren't good for much but they are sure fun to push down the stairs.
A Engineer gets home from work and sees a note on the fridge from his wife. "This isn't working, I'm at my moms". he opens the fridge and checks the light, then grabs a beer and feels it cold. The engineer thinks to himself. "The fridge works fine"
How many software engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They wouldn't do it. It's a hardware problem.
What's the difference between a chemical engineer and a chemist? Answer: about $50k a year
An architect, artist and engineer were discussing whether it was better to spend time with their wives or mistresses. The architect said "I like spending time with my wife building a firm foundation of a marriage." The artist said "I enjoy the time I spend with my mistress because of all the passion and energy." The engineer said "I enjoy both. If you have a wife and a mistress, both women think you are with the other so you can go to work get more done"
An engineering major sees classmate riding up on a new bike and asks when he got it. "I was walking back from the computer lab when the most beautiful woman I had ever seen rode up on this bike, stopped, took all her clothes off and said to me 'Take what you want!'" "Good choice," the friend replies. "The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you."
Question: What do engineers use for birth control?
Answer: Their personality.
Around the turn of the last century, a very famous electrical engineer gave up his trade and decided to travel around the world and discover other cultures. On his way back through the US, he stumbled upon a very poor and isolated Navajo village. He was so awed that his fellow Americans could be living in such destitution, that he sought out the Chief, to see what he could do to help. After several hours, the engineer finally succeeded in explaining the concept of electricity to the Chief, he implored the Chief to think of some way to implement the new technology.

After a few minutes, the Chief scratched his head and said, "Well, you know the outhouse is very cold and dark in the winter. Perhaps a light bulb would make that a better place for our people.

Needless to say, the engineer fulfilled the request, and became the first tourist to wire ahead for a reservation.


Economics Debate?

I've been watching the economics debate between Nate and Vox with interest.  I had been holding off on commenting on their project because I wanted to see how it would end.  Apparently it has ended with Vox failing to show up in any meaningful way.  I'm disappointed.

My disappointment has more to do with Vox's lack of effort than anything else.  I expected the debate to pretty much go the way it has.  Nate fired off a pretty good first couple of rounds and Vox used his normal method of dealing with a topic.  Vox likes to keep a topic confined to narrow parameters with little room for interrogation.  This tactic has worked well for him in the past and I fully expected him to use it to his full advantage this time.

For all I know Vox has some grand rebuttal all worked out and is waiting for proper planetary alignment to bring it forth and reshape the universal workings of economic theory, but somehow I doubt it.  I'll withhold finial judgement for now, but it looks like Nate is winning, too bad its by forfeit.

Economics seems to have three basic functions in which it has some degree of success.  The first is descriptive.  Economics is useful in telling us what happened.  For example: x quantity of an item was sold at y price.  Secondly, economics is used as a predictive tool.  Example we know x set of facts and we predict that given this information y will result.  Third, economics is used as a policy tool.  Central planners take a combination of descriptive and predictive economic information and attempt to create a set of (to them) desirable outcomes.  Think of this as manipulative economics.

Nate and Vox's debate centers around the description of money and to a lessor extent the potential use of money as a predictive and manipulative tool. As far as I know neither of them advocates for economic manipulation.  However, most economists in government policy positions are advocates for economic manipulation, and it is nearly impossible to talk about the money supply without touching on outcome based policy.  Be that as it may, I never expected these two men to be very far apart on the topic.  Too bad Vox wimped out.

Need a Job?

The economy is slow, and your job isn't the best.  It's a thankless waste of time that sends a much needed pay check your way in exchange for 40 hrs of your life each week.  Typical situation?  Yep.  However one company is bucking the trend.

Advance Medical announces, "Beer Cart Fridays".
Employees at a Florida health care company are allowed to drink on the company's tab, on company time, thanks to a perk known as "Beer Cart Fridays."
I'm sure that working at Advance Medical involves long hours of cubical imprisonment and shuffling of endless stacks of paper.  I'd bet that a nice cold one on the house and on the clock is a tremendous mood booster.  I know that it was when I worked places where having a drink on the clock was OK.  It's not like everyone took advantage of it, but somehow just knowing you could if you wanted was a happy thought.

I wonder if they have a corresponding "main line Monday" where you get a little syringe full of speed to "jump start" your week too.

Just a thought.


Salute to Goering

I’ve always enjoyed history.  I liked it when I was in school and I’ve always enjoyed reading about the past and talking to people who were there.  This has allowed me some perspective into events that you don’t get from a text book.  I especially like it when I discover some little fact that is different than what you’d expect from the “official” text book version.  Call them “ah ha” moments. 

Those moments can change your view of things. For example: The first man claiming the right to own slaves in the United States, was a black man.  The reason for the War of 1812 was the attempted annexation of Canada.  The Civil War wasn’t about slaves, it was about Federal tax policy and protecting Northern industrial interests. The British lied about WWI and connived to get us into it.  The world would have been better off if the US had stayed out of WWI and WWII. Etc. etc.

I stumbled across a “ah-ha” moment today.  In Nazi Germany, there was a man, who had inner circle access to the Nazi Leadership that saved Jews from the holocaust.  His name was Albert Goering.  His brother was Reichsmarschall Herman Goering.  Albert used his family connections to escape jail, flaunt the law, and expatriate Jews and their money from Germany during the war.

It seems that the Gestapo had quite a file on Albert, they even arrested him a couple of times.  However, his big brother Herman reminded them that family loyalty was important to the Goerings and he was released.  Then Albert went right back to helping his Jewish friends.

Today, all of this poses a problem for an Israeli woman, named Irena Steinfeldt.  Mrs. Steinfeldt is a researcher for the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.  She has compiled a thick portfolio of documentation in support of naming Albert Goering to "Righteous among the Nations".  This is Israel’s highest honor bestowed to a gentile. Sometime later this year 10 survivors of the Holocaust will deliberate and vote on adding a member of the infamous Goering family to Israel’s most honored order.
It will be interesting to see what they decide to do.


Hot Blooded

Who says tortoises are cold blooded?

Mating Tortoises Cause Fire:

An English couple believes that their pet tortoises' mating ritual was responsible for the fire that destroyed their conservatory and garage, the Evening Gazette reported.
Everybody together now, sing.
I'm hot blooded check it and see.
Getting busy at 103.
Comon baby it be all right,
Let's do it over by heat light.
I'm hot blooded.
I'm hot blooded, hot blooded! YEAH!
Bastardizing 70's rock songs since 1984.  Enjoy the ear worm!


She Used to Work for Me

I don't know but I think this women used to work for me.

Wait your turn
Police are looking for a would-be bank robber who was told to wait his turn during an attempted heist in St. Clair Shores on Wednesday.
The 28- to 35-year-old man with short red hair, a moustache and goatee walked into the Flagstar Bank at 9 Mile and Harper at 2:17 p.m., according to a release issued by St. Clair Shores Police.
“He handed a note to the teller stating he had a pistol,” the police report says. “The teller told him she was waiting on drive-through customers and he would have to wait.”
Back when I was a banker, I had a teller who would have done this.  For the record, it's not because this is a good way to distract a clueless robber.  It's because she really didn't want to wait on customers.


Pot Vending Machines

This can only turn out good.

San Diego may soon permit marijuana sales from vending machines.
KGTV-TV says the City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance in the next few weeks that would permit the machines.
Medical marijuana patients would collect pot from the machines inside brick-and-mortar dispensaries. To prevent fraud, the machines require a fingerprint and a prepaid card.
Not to be out done, the Colorado Legislature issued a statement today: "as soon as we get done baning all guns and making Colorado safe for rapists and murders, we will institute pot vending machines in HIGH schools."  The plan calls for a test program at Boulder public schools.  They will put pot vending machines in the cafeteria and hall ways.  A joint will sell for $5.  The machines will be paired with normal vending machines selling Twinkies ($10) Ho-Ho's($10) and Moon Pies ($15).  If everything works out as planned the program will roll out state wide in 2014. The Superintendent of Public schools believes this will solve a significant part of the school funding deficits. Governor Hickenlooper giggled and repeated "HIGH SCHOOOOOOOL" several times before he promised to sign the legislation.  Then he requested another Twinkie.


Humorous Headlines

Include Your Children when Baking Cookies

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says

Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers

Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted

Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case

Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents

Iraqi Head Seeks Arms

British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands

Eye Drops Off Shelf

Teacher Strikes Idle Kids

President Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead

Enraged Cow Injures Farmer with Ax

Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told

Miners Refuse to Work after Death

Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant

Hard Core

Western Michigan Christian High school closed on Friday morning, due to an act of vandalism.

Principal Doug Doty told 24 Hour News 8 that the school was vandalized with yarn.
 He said whenever vandalism occurs, the policy is to close the school.
When I was a kid we'd play this school in soccer and basketball.  They were wimps then too.  On the other hand its nice to see that a tee pee party involving yarn is the most major problem that this school is facing. 


For the AR Guys

I found this article

What these guys did was preform a controlled torture test on 4 identical AR-15's with 4 different types of ammo.  The test was quite amazing and the results were quantified in a scientific and very useful manner.

Our team decided to try something ambitious and daunting: to provide the best resource and data available to answer these questions once and for all through objective experimentation and observation.
We realize this is a lofty and borderline arrogant goal. We’ve done our best. Please keep reading to see if you agree.
Here’s what we did:
    We acquired four identical Bushmaster AR-15 rifles. We chose the Bushmaster MOE Series AR-15 because it’s a widely available, affordable, and mass-market. We didn’t want something too cheap and of lower quality or something too expensive and of high quality since our goal is to help the most number of people.
  • We paired each ammunition type with a specific Bushmaster AR-15 and then fired all 10,000 rounds of it through that particular carbine (except for Tula; more on that below)
  • We systematically observed and tested various things, including (more details below):
    • At the start: accuracy, velocity, chamber and gas port pressures, chamber cast
    • After 2,000 rounds: accuracy, velocity
    • After 4,000 rounds: accuracy, velocity
    • After 5,000 rounds: throat erosion, chamber cast
    • After 6,000 rounds: accuracy, velocity
    • After 8,000 rounds: accuracy, velocity
    • After 10,000 rounds: accuracy, velocity, chamber and gas port pressures, throat erosion, extractor wear, chamber cast, barrel wear
  • We logged every malfunction of every rifle-ammo combination
  • The rifles were cleaned according to a preset schedule and temperatures were monitored and kept within acceptable limits (more below)
  • We sectioned the barrels and otherwise made unique observations after the test was complete.
 Obviously the report is much longer.  If you are an AR guy and you buy ammo, please take a look at this report.  They did great work and I think you'll find the information they complied very useful.  If anyone has contact with Professor Hale, please send him this, its right up his alley.


Obama Bummed

President Obama’s Kenyan Brother Believes He’s Been a Victim of Possible Voter Fraud and ‘Racist’ Press Coverage.
Abong’o Malik Obama wants to have a career in politics like his half-brother, President Barack Obama. However, hours after the polls closed in Kenya’s elections last night, Mr. Obama said he wasn’t sure whether his bid to be governor of Siaya County was a success and he is concerned the election results may have been tampered with. He’s also extremely angry about tabloid coverage of his campaign.
“It’s impossible to tell at this time, the whole system crashed,” Mr. Obama told Politicker when we called him Tuesday morning to inquire about the election. “We have no idea, it’s still hanging out there, and I myself am extremely disappointed and there is a high risk that the results may be manipulated.”
Dear Mr. Obama,

We hate election fraud too.  In our last election here in the States that fraud was committed by supporters of your brother.  You should know that bitching about racism, works best when white liberals feel bad that they have money.  In a country made up mostly of poor blacks, its not a sure thing.  This is especially true if you come from a rich black family that has been in power and benefiting from the misfortunes of other blacks. If you want to be successful in politics like your brother, you should a.) stuff the ballot box with votes FOR you, and b.) not whine about being black to other blacks.

Someone who wishes Obama's ruled only in Africa.


It's official he lost.  Too bad that's not the way it went down here.


Makes Sense

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Tuesday to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills.
Ron Paul was right.  The USA has no business being the worlds police man.  I'm no fan of North Korea.  BUT if I was running that country and another country had kept a standing army on my boarder for over 60 years AND was unwilling to officially end the war and withdraw the troops, I'd be pissed too.

Consider some facts:

The TV show MASH, about the Korean war, lasted longer than the Korean War, yet we still maintain a fighting force near the DMZ.

Everyone who fought for the US in Korea is retired/dead.

The Communists who we were fighting no longer exist, even Communist China is our friend now.

Communists now control the US Senate, House of Representatives, Presidency and the Supreme court.

South Korea's economy is more than able to handle its own national defense.

We have no national interest in being in Korea.

We don't have the resources to fight all the nations that we are at war with now, and a "hot" war in Korea.  I'm sure they know this too, which is why they are talking up doing something about it now.

It's time to bring our boys home, from their grandfathers war.  Let the Koreans take care of Korea.


I See Why

They don't like the concept one little bit.

The word “FREEDOM” is among the list of banned vanity license plate slogans for Washington D.C., according to a government file obtained by a Freedom of Information Request filed by the transparency website
 According to the list here are some other objectionable slogans and my reasons for them being banned:
AHOLE   Truth in adverting would force too many to have it.
APESHIT   Reaction to suggestion to cut spending
BAD69SS   What Bill said about Hill
BALLME   What Barney Frank said to the little boy
BEDBOY   See Above
BENUSED   What Monica said
BIGAZZ   Insert reference to first lady
BITCH   Also banned Pelosi
BIRDDOG   Dick Cheney still has it
BULSHIT   See "truth in Advertising
CMYBUTT   It's a way of life
DOPEHD1    See POTUS's Limo
FUBAR   Unwelcome truth
HITMANN   The BATF objected
IFCKOFF   Everyone at DOUT had it
KZMYAZ   What Obama said to Congress
LSD   Explains what they were thinking
MANURE   Self explanatory
NIGRPLZ   What Congress said back
OHSHT   Ben Bernanke's response to everything
OSBTCH   John Boehner
PHKNBAD   It's the economy, stupid
PYGFKR   Newt Gingrich's mistress
1040   I can't believe this, its the one number they all believe in.
Now if we could get the folks that live in Sodom on Potomac to address some other things, we'd all be better off.


Good News?

The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.
The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.36 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, takes effect April 25.
I agree with people being able to carry a pocket knife on a plane.   What makes me question this is the reason for doing it.  The change according to the story isn't because my pocket knife isn't a weapon and couldn't possibly harm anyone.  It's not because free men should be allowed to posses whatever they want.  It's because some international athority says it's the way it should be.  Since when do Americans need the permission of some international standard to do anything?

I would like to point out that prior to making air planes "gun free zones" passengers used to be able to carry lots of stuff, like a loaded personal handgun.  After a quick search I learned that there was never a terrorist attack with an airplane in the USA when passengers were allowed to have their own guns. 


You Know You Want to Too

This has got to be the coolest paint ball duel.

I'd love it if someone would rig up the ultimate James Bond style BMW bike for paintball. 


The owner of the video decided to revoke embedding privileges.  Sorry about that.  Here's a link to the Youtube video.


Why the Hate?

Colorado Democrats, Pro Rape.

A rape victim testifies against one of the Colorado "Freedom Control" laws. 

Watch this video, it's worth the 4:11 of your time.  Listen to the responses.  These people hate the innocent.  They hate women.  They hate freedom.  They hate you.  They want you raped, robbed or killed. 

Sen Hudak is a fat, senseless cow.  There is no danger of her being raped.  We simply don't have that much Beer and Viagra in the United States.  I don't know about her "statistics".  I doubt they are true.  Even if they were, this young women should have had the CHANCE to fight back.  A gun beats 911 every time.  A chance is better than what Ms. Collins had.  At least Colorado hippies can "feel comfortable".

Internet Addiction

Apparently, independent studies have discovered that the Internet is an addictive agent that is just as powerful as drugs or alcohol.

However, researchers go on to say that the Internet is actually much more dangerous than these addictive substances, since it is a terminal addiction.


Colo-D DAY

Friday March 8th 2013 is D day in Colorado.  That's the day that the Colorado state senate votes to destroy the second amendment to the Constitution and begin disarming their citizens for the benefit of Joe Biden and other members of the criminal class.

The Denver Post story.
Three of the bills that passed Monday will be heard Wednesday in the Democrat-controlled Appropriations Committee, where public testimony traditionally is limited and usually restricted to the financial aspect of a proposal.
All seven bills will be debated Friday on the Senate floor, where Democrats have a 20-15 majority. Republicans need to peel off three votes to kill any of the measures.
Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton, said she supports only two of her party's seven gun measures: Her bill to restrict online training for concealed-carry permit holders and universal background checks.
These bills have passed the state house, the Governor has promised to sign each and every one that comes across his desk.  The Colorado senate has a majority of Democrats.  In order to stop this attempt to criminalize the Constitution two things must happen.  #1. Every last republican in the senate MUST vote against ALL the bills.  #2 Three democrats have to love their country and its Constitution more than Joe Biden's promise of free money for their reelection campaigns. 

Freedom in Colorado now depends on there being at least 18 elected officials that will keep their oath to protect and defend the constitution.

Of Art

Art School Seized 68 Vials of Semen From Student

School of Visual Arts MFA student Marc Bradley Johnson was all set to debut his final piece, titled Take This Sperm and Be Free of Me, before health concerns thwarted everything he'd worked so hard for. First, Johnson accessed his materials. Then he set up a refrigerator at SVA's Visual Arts Gallery in Chelsea, loaded it with 68 vials of his own semen, and put up a Craigslist ad alerting the public that anyone could walk in and take a part of him home. It was about "creation, parenting, desire, masculinity, fantasy, and reality," he said. But his liberal Manhattan art school just saw dangerous waste.
No word yet, on whether or not Mr. Johnson will have to pay back his student loans since he wasn't allowed to complete the display as intended.

Meanwhile debate and political posturing continue in the capital over reducing the size of the INCREASE in the federal budget.



This got my attention:

TrackingPoint — the company that makes scopes so smart they compensate for bullet drop, air density, windage and rifle cant, making long-range shooting possible with the push of a button — is expanding their Austin, Texas facilities and looking for experts in all fields to come work for them, including rifle testers.
In case you're interested this is the Tracking Point Website.

They make a gun/scope combo that has a computer built into the scope to range, and make adjustment for wind, cant etc, guaranteed to hit out to about 1,200 yards.  Which is cool when you think about it.  Now I can do all of that too, without the aid of batteries btw.  However a lot of guys can't, or they don't have the room to practice and learn. 

In an open letter, company president Jason Schauble wrote, “Due to overwhelming demand, TrackingPoint is looking for very smart, dedicated individuals who have a passion for firearms at all levels and across all areas of expertise to grow our business. If you’re one of those people, and you like Texas, send us an email and a resume to for review.”
I already sent in my resume.


CO, Hell, Handbasket etc

The devil went down to Colorado look'n for freedom to steal, he was in a bind and way behind, and look'n to make a deal, or so the Denver Post reported two weeks ago.  Some note able quotes for that article:
"I was shocked that he called," Ferrandino said. "He said he thought the bills could help them on a national level."
"He said it would send a strong message to the rest of the country that a Western state had passed gun-control bills," Exum said.
The "he" both men are referring to is of course Joe Biden.  I'm not calling Joe the Devil.  Everyone knows that Obummer is the anti-Christ and Joe is more properly referred to as "Obama's Bitch" than the prince of darkness.  Incidental "Obama's Bitch" is also Speaker of the House John Boehner's Secret Service code name.  Don't believe me?  I guess you haven't been watching the budget debates for the last four years.  Go ahead and put me to the test.  Call the Congressional Budget Office (202) 226-2600, ask for "Obama's Bitch" and see if they don't transfer you to Boehner's office.

Back to Colorado.  I like Colorado.  It's a beautiful state, great skiing, great mountains.  The only downside is that when California started going to pot in the 1970's all the liberals headed to Colorado to avoid paying taxes for the "free stuff" that they voted for in California.  Colorado is also the home of the trust fund hippie, Boulder being their home city.

This year Colorado decriminalized pot.  Now they're in the process of criminalizing guns.  Not just those "bad" black guns, they're going after hunters and trap shooters too.  It's not an incremental gun grab either, they want to take away as much freedom as they can, as fast as possible.

DENVER (CBS4)A popular hunting shotgun could be banned under one of the bills moving through the state Capitol.
“They’re coming after the standard shotgun,” Brophy told CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.
Brophy says if Democrats succeed in passing a bill limiting large capacity magazines in Colorado, they’ll outlaw the most popular selling firearm for hunting.
“Hundreds of thousands of pheasant hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun they won’t be able to replace after July 1 this year,” he said.
 We'll have to see what happens, but the bill is in the Senate and the Governor has promised to sign it into law.  It doesn't look good.


Arrested After Calling 911 Nine Times

 A New Castle man's hunger for a cheeseburger landed him in jail.

I admit it, when I saw that my first thought was that Mayor Bloomberg had finally seized total power and that orders of french fries would now be limited to a maximum bag capacity of 10 unsalted fries.

An Indiana man got the attention of local police after he tried to order a cheeseburger by calling 911 nine times.
According to WISHTV, 52-year-old Gregory Jackson Sr. has reportedly had past run-ins with police, but this may be the most bizarre. Jackson reportedly made the nine phone calls in just 90 minutes.
Eventually, New Castle, Ind., police showed up at Jackson’s home and arrested him. Finally, the dispatcher sent police to Jackson’s residence. Though, despite the series of strange calls, the dispatcher was reportedly concerned Jackson was calling, because he hadn’t eaten food in a long time.
"the dispatcher was reportedly concerned Jackson was calling, because he hadn’t eaten food in a long time."

Um sure, I'll buy that.  She sent the cops out because Mr. Jackson was a dork who was potentially taking up a phone line that would be needed if there was a real emergency. 


Well Done

When a gang broke into their home, the father started yelling, “Go to the bedroom and get the gun,”.

The mother and son did as his father instructed. They ran to the bedroom to grab the gun, which was stored under the bed. One of the men was chasing the mother and grabbing at her while yelling, “I’m not going to hurt you. Lay down!” The mother and the intruder made it to the bedroom, but the son was already there with the gun in hand. He fired several shots, and the suspect collapsed and died right there beside the bed on the carpet.

Job Well Done.

Yet another example why having a gun in the home, and having it accessible to everyone, is a good idea.