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!


The Kid is All Right

It seems like every news clip I see these days makes me want to despair of any hope for this next generation.  There is a lot to get down on kids about, I mean they get arrested at school, like Jarad Marcum.

In a move The Daily Caller can only characterize as courageous, 14-year-old Jared Marcum returned to Logan Middle School in Logan County, West Va., wearing exactly the same shirt, which depicts a hunting rifle with the statement “protect your right.”
According to Fox News, other students across the rural county showed their support for Marcum by wearing similar shirts to school.
“There’s a lot of people wearing this same exact shirt, showing great, great support and I really appreciate it,” Marcum said in the morning outside the schoolhouse door, according to local NCB affiliate WBOY-TV.
That's right my fellow Americans this 14 YEAR OLD kid got arrested because he wouldn't take off his tee shirt!  Then they kicked him out of his public school.  When he came back, him and a bunch of other kids wore THE SAME SHIRT!!!  Because, despite the best efforts of the NEA, we still have Americans in America!

Hey Obama, you can buy up all the ammo, you can outlaw our guns, but you'll never take our tee-shirts!!!

Damn! One 14 year old kid has more integrity than the entire Temple Texas police department.



Vox and others have done a great deal to expose female solipsism.  In the context of game recognizing solipsism is simply one more step in mastering the score.  Fair enough, game is what game is.  There is a term for solipsism that my grandmother would have used, selfishness.  Granted solipsism reveals more of a darker side of the female selfishness.

There is a man in our town who owns an appliance shop.  I've bought several appliances from him over the years.  He has serviced some for me as well.  His wife and grown kids work with him in his store.  He has a reputation for being a honest family man.  That reputation has proven accurate in my dealings with him.  I believe that he is a decent man.  In 13 years of living in the same town and doing business with him, I would say his reputation is well earned. 

Saturday one of his employees found his body.  He had committed suicide.

My first thought was that his business was in some sort of financial difficulty.  The economy is in bad shape and a businessman in a small town service industry could be seriously hurt by such things.  Apparently that's not the case, the store was doing fine.

Something else had happened.  A female employee recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit.  A lawsuit like that can be devastating to a small businessman for several reasons.  First defending against it costs lots of money.  Second, his entire business is built on good service and his reputation.  You can drive out of town and buy a freezer from the big box store for $150 less.  When you buy local you’re getting more than the freezer or stove, you’re getting the reputation of the man selling it to you.  How many women are going to want to buy a dishwasher from a pervert?  In a small town, news like that gets around.

I know something about the situation that most folks in town don't.  I know the women who made the accusations.  I have been in her home, in fact I helped them unpack the moving van.  I know her and her now ex-husband and kids fairly well.  I watched their marriage blow apart.  I've heard her lies before too.  She's learned that lying about sexual issues gets her the results she wants.  Her mom and step dad lived with her.  Mom wanted to divorce the step dad and take his pension.  In Wyoming, you can't do that.  Step dad was going to fight, guess who got accused of sexual assault on the boys? 

That trick worked so well in that divorce that it was rolled out again when she decided to dump her husband.  According to her ex she's accused other men of rape.  Need some extra cash, blame a man for some sort of sexual misconduct.  It's paid off before, what’s the harm in one more roll of the dice?

I think this old, fat and otherwise well used and unattractive example of a sperm receptacle would have accepted a small payoff to go away.  I don't know, but say $10,000 in hundreds and fifties might have done the trick and no one would have been wiser.  Honest, innocent men don't pay bribes.  What do you do when you can't afford the fight, or the damage to your reputation and your family stands to lose a lifetime of work and savings?

You go into your warehouse on a day your wife, kids are off, and you pull the trigger.

A man will give his life to serve those he loves.  Sometimes he does this a little bit at a time, trading 8hrs or more a day of his life in some hated role that provides a check, a roof and a future for his family.  If needed the man, will trade all of his remaining days in an instant to secure his families future.  It will cost his life, his honor and his reputation, but it will save them.  It will be worth it.

A women will lie, cheat, blackmail, steal to satisfy her whims.  For some no lie is too black; no slander too evil no manipulation to grotesque, so long as she gets what she wants.  "Not all women are like her", you may object.  You are wrong; they all do these things it is only in the matter of degree and sinister intent that varies.


Gun Show Saturday

It's been awhile since I made a trip to a gun show.  There was one going on this weekend and I decided to drop the $3 for admission.  I took Res Jr.  Little boys receive the news of going to a gun show with a level of glee that boarders on orgasmic.  They look forward to the gun show with nearly the same amount of enthusiasm as Christmas at grandmas.  I mean at the good grandma's, you know the one, every family has one set of grandparents that outshines the other, well that's the one I'm talking about.  My son has all the internal restraint of whirlwind.  His energy and enthusiasm only lasts about 20 min, or until he discovers that cement floors are hard and he doesn't want to wait for daddy to look at some old something another when there is something cool he wants to see only half an acre away.

In other words, a good time was had by all, but I didn't get to over indulge in my sight seeing.

There were lots of vendors, many more than normal.  About 25% of these were what I call arts and crafts people.  Some of them had some cool looking stuff, but to me, a gun show is about guns and gun related stuff.  A swap meet or flea market is where that stuff belongs.  The one non-gun related table that seemed to be doing a brisk trade was the guy selling freeze dried foods of different kinds.  Other than him, the guys who buy and sell antlers seemed busy, but most of the rest were just taking up space better suited for gun stuff. 

The raffle tables were out in full force today as well.  At least 5 tables of gun raffles for different guns etc.  One table had a vet in a wheel chair setting out front showing his stump.  Part of me wanted to just hand him $10, the other part wanted to walk away.  I walked away.

One last vendor and visitor note.  There were a number of out of state dealers and visitors.  I saw several folks from Colorado.  This is very unusual.  Some of them drove from as far as Durango.  The dealers were trying to unload guns and mags and the buyers were picking and choosing carefully but they seemed to have money to spend at the high capacity tables.

On the gun side: everything you could want was available to be had.  The prices were higher than what I'd want to pay, but then again I've gotten very selective and I've never been big into the black gun thing.  AR's were available from several manufactures prices ranged from an average of $1,600 for no frils rigs from major manufactures to about $2,100 for more specialized units.  AK's were about $500 to $800.  FN's in the $2,000 range. It looked like the only "assault" weapons getting the BIG bucks were the M1A1's those seemed to pull in about $2,700.

On the reloading front: primers were a bit scarce and those that could be had looked old.  All your general use powders were available IMR, Hodgen, etc they seemed to be going for around $35/lb.  Speciality bench rest stuff wasn't available and good handgun powders were hard to come by.  Brass seemed a bit pricey and at one table they were confused about the term "new brass never fired".  To me that means its factory new not shot once with the primers still in the pockets and carbon fouling visible on the brass.  Then again I might be old fashioned and according to my wife, a bit of a curmudgeon.  Regardless times aren't hard enough for me to shell out $22/100 of 223 brass.

I saw a real pretty set of elk horn grips for a 45 that I would have liked to have had, but I've got better uses for $140 these days.  I didn't buy a thing, but there wasn't much I wanted for sale so that's ok.


Weather Update

It's 72 degrees outside.  The sun is shining and the snow piles are melting.  This is the first day we've had over 70 this year and its great!

mom guilty?

Of course she is guilty.  She did in fact break the law
Gavan told a court on Tuesday that she took desperate measures to get her son, Clayton, now 19, clean. She slept next to him as he shook and sweated through withdrawals. She enrolled him in a new school to keep him away from a bad crowd. She sent him off to live with relatives and even took him to work with her.
But a jury decided she went too far when she struck the 22-year-old man who helped supply heroin to her son with a baseball bat.
Technically she broke the law, so this isn't a case of miscarried justice.  Still had I been on the jury, I don't know that I would have voted to convict.  I do know that had I been the prosecuting attorney I would have found a case more worthy of my time and taxpayer resources to prosecute.


A Touch of Class

Dateline UK  Man sends bosses resignation cake

A Cambridgeshire baker ditched his day job at Stansted Airport - by sending his bosses a resignation cake.
Chris Holmes, 31, of Sawston, baked a cake for his managers at the Border Force agency - with his notice piped in icing.
From what I can tell Border Force is akin to customs/TSA/Homeland security in the USA, in their duties.  The whole story of quiting a government job to start your on business and spend time with your family is touching.  What brought a tear of joy to my eyes was another thought.  What if everyone at the TSA suddenly quit wrecking air travel and quit the government to do anything else?

How awesome would that be?

Yo Mama

I remember when these were cool...

Yo mama so fat God told her he had no room in heaven and the devil said there was no room in hell.

Yo Mama so fat her BMI is measured in acres.

Yo Mama so fat when she went to the movies she sat next to everyone.

Yo mama so fat when her beeper goes off, people thought she was backing up.

Yo mama so fat her nickname is "Lardo"

Yo mama so stupid she tried to put her m&ms in alphabetical order.

Yo mama so stupid she put paper on the television and called it paper view.

Yo mama so stupid she went to the orthodontist to get a blue tooth.

Yo mama so stupid she got locked in a mattress store and sleep on the floor.

Yo mama so stupid she thinks taco bell is a mexican phone company.

Yo mama so greasy she used bacon as a band-aid!

Yo mama so greasy she sweats Crisco!

Yo mama so greasy Texaco buys Oil from her.

Yo mama so lazy she thinks a two-income family is where yo daddy has two jobs.

Yo mama so lazy that she came in last place in a snail marathon.

Yo mama so poor she can't afford to pay attention!

Yo mama so poor when I ring the doorbell I hear the toilet flush!

Yo mama so poor when she goes to KFC, she has to lick other people's fingers!

Yo mama so poor when I ring the doorbell she says,"DING!"

Yo mama so poor she went to McDonald's and put a milkshake on layaway.

Yo mama so poor your family ate cereal with a fork to save milk.

Yo mama so poor her face is on the front of a foodstamp.

Yo mama so poor she was in K-Mart with a box of Hefty bags. I said, "What ya doin'?" She said, "Buying luggage."

Yo mama so poor she drives a peanut.

Yo mama so poor she waves around a popsicle stick and calls it air conditioning.
Yo mama so bald, when she braids her hair, it looks like stitches.

Yo mama so bald, when she puts on a turtle neck she looks like a roll on deodorant.

Yo mama so bald, when she goes to bed, her head slips off the pillow.

Yo mama so bald even a wig wouldn't help!

Yo mama so bald you can see whats on her mind

Yo mama so bald that she took a shower and got brain-washed.

Yo mama so hairy the only language she speaks is wookie.

Yo mama so hairy you almost died of rugburn at birth!

Yo mama so hairy she look like she got Buchwheat in a headlock.

Yo mama so hairy Bigfoot is taking her picture!

Yo mama so hairy she wears a Nike tag on her weave so now everybody calls her Hair Jordan.

Yo Mama's so nasty, she only changes her drawers once every 10000 miles.

Yo Mama's so nasty, she went to a hair salon and told the stylist to cut her hair, then she opened up her blouse!!

Yo Mama's so nasty, when I went to yo house said whats for dinner, yo mama put her foot up on the table and said "Corn!"

Yo Mama's so nasty, she has a sign around her neck that says: "Warning: May cause irritation, drowsiness, and a rash or breakouts."

Yo Mama's so nasty, she made Speed Stick slow down.

Yo Mama's so nasty, she made Right Guard turn left.

Yo Mama's so nasty, she went swimming and made the Dead Sea.

Yo Mama's so nasty, I talked to her over the computer and she gave me a virus.

Yo Mama's so nasty, a skunk smelled her butt and passed out.

Yo mama so nasty I called her to say hello, and she ended up giving me an ear infection.

Yo mama so ugly when she joined an ugly contest, they said "Sorry, no professionals."

Yo mama so ugly she looks out the window and got arrested for mooning.

Yo mama so old, When she farted dust came out!

Yo mama so old I told her to act her own age, and she died.

Yo mama so old her social security number is 1!

Yo mama so old that when she was in school there was no history class.

Yo mama so old she has a picture of Moses in her yearbook.

Yo mama so old her birth certificate says expired on it.

Yo mama so old she knew Burger King while he was still a prince.

Yo mama so old she was a waitress at the Last Supper.

Yo mama so old she ran track with dinosaurs.

Yo mama so old her birth certificate is in Roman numerals.


Earth Day Aftermath

Here is an environmental story I can go along with:

COPEMISH, Mich. (AP)  Group kicks off planting of ancient tree clones.
A team led by a nurseryman from northern Michigan and his sons has raced against time for two decades, snipping branches from some of the world's biggest and most durable trees with plans to produce clones that could restore ancient forests and help fight climate change.
Now comes the most ambitious phase of the quest: getting the new trees into the ground.
Ceremonial plantings of two dozen clones from California's mighty coastal redwoods were taking place Monday in seven nations: Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the U.S.
I can get behind this type of thing for a couple of reasons:
  1. Planting these giant trees sounds kinda cool.
  2. Big trees do seem to use more CO2 so it might help in some small way, assuming of course that CO2 is the problem, and that there is a problem.
  3. Apparently no US taxpayer dollars were used in this effort.  This is how it should be.  Some guys had an idea, they acted on it, it might work.  If it doesn't it didn't cost me anything.  If it does work, and we won't ever live long enough to know, cool.
  4. It shows individual initiative and no "community organization" or other liberal BS buzz words needed.
Here's hoping that the entire environmental movement chooses this route.  I like to see them use more bath water too, maybe they can then water the trees with it.


Alma Mater Matters

Recently I signed up for my undergrad Alma Mater's Alumni email "Connections".  They email me little snippets about whats going on at the college.  It's fun to see what's happening and to learn about how the college is doing.  A big reason for the connections program is of course to solicit cash from the Alumni.  No big deal, that is always expected.  The other thing that happens is that you get asked to do surveys.

I can't be bothered with most surveys.  This time I took the time and effort to fill it out.  When it came to the part where you can fill in your own thoughts, I made it a point to share mine.  I had only one concern for the college that I thought they should consider and I had an example that I thought they should know about.

My concern was the decline in the value of a college education.  My proposed solution to the problem was the college improve their system of intern/job placement and career advancement for graduates and alumni.  I had a relevant example from my own experience of unsuccessfully trying to post a job opportunity with the college over a three year period.

I didn't expect to hear back form the college.  I didn't think that much would come of my remarks.  Perhaps someone would share them with whoever does job placement and they would make some small effort to return email and phone calls.  I would have been happy with that.

Unfortunately my last name is still remembered at my dear Alma Mater.  This is due, no doubt to my families involvement in fundraising for the college since it's inception.  That and the Alumni relations guy went to school with my father.  This means that my brain droppings apparently generate enough attention that they are read and get a personal response.  I wish they would have sent me a form letter.

Here are the facts:
  • It now costs $120,000 to get a Bachelors degree from this school, provided you get it done in 4 years.
  • This college is a private university that receives no public funding, although students are individually able to get government loans, scholarships etc.  This is not a "Ivy" or big name school.
  • The value of a Bachelors degree, in terms of earning power, is dropping dramatically today.
  • The job placement office sucks.  There is almost nothing of an Alumni career support networking system.
The schools response, In part:
I, too, have seen some of the television specials downplaying the value of a college education.
I am sorry you had difficulties getting a response about an intern. We receive many more requests than we have students to fill positions, and most want internships close to this area. I would imagine someone posted information about the openings, but it is unfortunate they did not answer your letters and phone calls to explain that dynamic.
Good grief.  My complaint isn't that I saw a TV show.  I'm concerned that a degree that costs $120,000 isn't going to land a kid a job that pays him enough to pay back his student loans.  The college can't fix the national economy but they can improve their job placement services.  I don't care that each of the three positions we had open was filled by kids from other schools.  I care that MY SCHOOL was the only one that NEVER got back with me to confirm that they received the opening and posted it.

If that's the way they treat Alumni offering jobs, how are they treating random employers?


Snow Day?

I admit we need the moisture, and I'm glad to get it.  It's been a whole month since the first day of spring and I for one would rather we got rain than another dumping of snow.


Fed's Admit It!

We'll I for one never would have guessed this to be true:

At least police departments and other gun owners now know what’s creating a shortage of ammunition across the nation: It IS the federal government, as those online reports, including several at WND, have explained.
Word came just now when Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was talking to members of Congress and was asked about the ammunition issue.
Napolitano was being asked by Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., about the reports of the purchases, and she explained her department dismissed the concerns when they arose, not feeling it was worth a response.

She said the widely reported purchase of 1.6 billion rounds – enough for many years of a war at the rate ammunition is used by the U.S. military these days – was right. At least she thought so.

“This was a five-year strategic sourcing contract for up to one-point-whatever billion rounds,” she confirmed.
So the fed's buying enough ammo to fight a 25 year long war is the reason for the ammo shortage.  Who'd a thunk?

In other news, water is wet, the sky is blue, dogs hate cats and your government hates you.


6 Points on Boston

Fellow blogger Professor Hale, raises six good points about the Boston False Flag Operation.  He's linked on the side bar but you can catch the post here. I point out his post because it unintentionally illustrates something about America today.  Hale makes six excellent points which illuminate the news from Boston in a way not covered by the media.  They also reveal something deeper and more troubling about our society than most folks want to talk about.

You should read his post for his take on Boston.  I'm concerned with the subtext and so my comments are limited to that.  The media is once again making a mess of reporting the news and it shows.

It doesn't add up.  This is true of most of the news today.  America's newsrooms are agenda driven.  When we have something news worthy happen, it is spun before it is reported.  What we end up with is a news product designed to accomplish a political goal.  This is bad.

Confuse the information. The reporters in this country are more about pushing agenda than reporting facts.  When a story first breaks the media is so focused on misreporting it that they often blunder.  When they are so obtuse that they can't stay on script they do their best to muddy the picture in an effort to keep everyone guessing about the who, what, when and where of the situation.

Keep pushing, no matter what.  It's easy to see from the news reports that we have on Boston that: 1. No one reporting on it has any clue whats going on, 2. The DOUT are going to make the most of it.  It used to be that opinions on the events of the day were reserved for the commentary page of the paper, today "reporting" is largely a result of the slanting of, or omitting of facts.

Have an answer, let it be the wrong one.  In America today we face lots of problems.  The solutions to those problems have clear easy to see solutions.  Never ever should any of those solutions be discussed by the media.  For instance, we know what group of people have a history of using terror to advance their political/religious views.  They've done it throughout history.  They do it throughout the western world today and they've done it repeatedly in the USA.  So obviously the first group to blame when something like this happens is right wing extremists.  After all, we all know that a bunch of beer bellied bible thumping deer hunters are the reason everything is bad in America and what better target for their hate than a group of health nut marathoners. 

Earlier this month I posted about the police throwing away their moral authority to protect and serve America.  The Media in America has done the same thing.  They have abandoned their role of providing the facts to the public.  They exchanged that role for being consensus builders and opinion makers.   They don't do any of it well and in their haste to ride the gravy train they are helping destroy America in their own way.



The following is supposedly a true story relating a situation that actually occurred in Los Angeles.The Marines were backing-up LAPD on a call that someone had broken into a store.

At the scene, the cop told the Marines to "cover" him as he approached the store (to police, "cover" means to point your weapons in the direction of the threat, to Marines it means lay down a base of fire!).

The Marines promptly laid down a base of fire. The Marines fired 178 rounds before they stopped shooting.

The thief, probably a little scared at this point, called 911 and reported, "They're shooting at me!".

But officer, I did what you said...

FWIW this is an Urban Legend or a sea story.  I never found any evidence to back it up.


Toot! Toot!

David Limbaugh wrote an op-ed column decrying the trend to call evil, good.  He is right in what he is saying, and his examples are correct and compelling.  As a nation, we do call evil, good.  What is “good” today was “evil” and unthinkable in my youth.  In my parent’s youth, such things were unmentionable and not even considered topics for conversation.  Mr. Limbaugh’s observations are valid, not just with social and moral issues, but on economic and secular issues as well.  As a nation, we have fallen far in a very short amount of time.

Blaming the state of affairs in America today on a “moral crisis” is appropriate.  Indeed, we are suffering from a lack of traditional morality.  The questions no one seems to want to ask are: “who is to blame?” and “how to fix it?”.

It seems very strange that I don’t hear those questions being asked in outraged and boisterous tones.  One would think that someone somewhere would be pounding a podium in righteous indignation and declaring to his countrymen that they must “turn or burn”. 

Does that phrase “turn or burn” smack too much of a pulpit for you?  Is it a little too “preachy”?  Perhaps a call to repentance seems a tad too “fire and brimstone” for us, the greatest nation that ever was.  It may be that such phrases conjure up scenes buried in our minds.  Unconsciously we recoil form images of stern faced men, in plain suits with frumpy wives and dull lives raising their voice in bitter disillusionment.  We have ease of living and a degree of wealth. Those things are our substitute for excellence in character.

Since May 4, 1980, we have had a Department of Education.  In the last 33 years, this nation has spent hundreds of billions of dollars on education.  What has been the result?  Test scores have plummeted.  The cost of an education, at every level of instruction has increased dramatically.  The value of a bachelor’s degree was greater for a graduate in 1980, than the same degree for a graduate in 2010.  

Why do we let it continue?  There is gravy still available to squeeze from the gravy train.  Not just at the DOE, but everywhere.  There is still state and local gravy, national gravy, DOD gravy, NASA gravy, Department of Useless Twat gravy, agriculture gravy, industry gravy, internet gravy, media gravy, and ‘yes-church’ gravy.  As long as the gravy train keeps coming around, the charade will continue.  Too many depend on the status quo.

Astute observers are pointing out that the gravy train is running out of steam.  The more astute observers are pointing out that those with the most to lose if the train stops, are buying unprecedented amounts of guns and ammunition.  At the same time, they are actively disarming the sheep.

Who is to blame for calling “evil” good? We are.  We like it that way; at least we do as long as the gravy train keeps making its rounds.  How do we fix it?  STOP! TURN AROUND! GO BACK!

There is no free lunch.  Meals on credit must be paid for.  The bill is past due and the collectors are coming. Indeed, “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.  So long as that road is smooth, gradual, and it doesn’t get too hot too fast, most people will use it.  In America, we are very eager to go to hell as long as we can do it on the gravy train.


Tall Tree Short Noose

There is a disturbing trend of cop on citizen abuse in this country.  I remember thinking that N.W.A.’s infamous “Fuck Da Police” was gangster thug crap that only glorified criminal culture.  Which is true, it does that, but it has more to say.  Blacks in this country have more run ins with the law compared to whites.  It’s understandable that they are more sensitive to encounters with the police, and may be more acutely tuned into abuse of police power.

My two most recent encounters with the police were straightforward affairs.  The first incident I was stopped and searched illegally.  The second incident I was clearly guilty and was told to fix the problem ASAP. 

The gal who works in the office next to me just had an interesting police experience.  She bought a new car.  It had temp plates.  On the last day that her temp plates were good she was stopped 6 times and cited 6 times with written warnings for driving on expired plates, that were not expired.  This happened in less than a two hours. 

All three of these police encounters happened within ten miles of each other.  The difference between them was that the city cops committed the two instances of police abuse of power.  The city cops have a reputation for just this sort of thing.

You might be tempted to point out that these are relatively minor issues.  Perhaps that is true.  What about C.J. Grisham? The Grisham incident happened this last week in Temple Texas.  I have a good friend whose father is a retired cop from of all places, Temple Texas.  I never thought this would have happened there.  The long and short of the story is that C.J. Grisham was arrested for not breaking the law.  You can read about the injustice of War Veteran Arrested here.

Cops have two basic forms of authority.  The first is legal authority.  Society recognizes them as the enforcers of law and matters of justice.  The second form of authority is moral authority.  Traditionally this is why we allow them to have legal authority.  Moral authority in police work is based on the assumption that the police are the “good guys” and that they are “helping people” by enforcing the law and keeping the peace. 

What happens when police lose moral authority, yet retain legal authority?  First, they lose the confidence of the people that they allegedly protect and serve. Second, every action, both legitimate and illegal comes into question.  Third, we as a people lose rational reason to believe that the police are the “good guys”.  Forth, even middle-aged white guys who pay their taxes, go to church and are supporters of law and order come to see cops as the enemy of law, freedom, and civilization. 

When white taxpayers, living in the land of Chris Ladoux, who have lived 40, 50, 60 or even 70 years without breaking the law, come to the conclusion that N.W.A. was right, we have a problem.  The police have lost their moral authority.  This trend must stop now.  Bad cops have to go to jail, or in cases of lessor offences at least be fired and never allowed to carry a badge again.  A great country cannot survive when the criminals are the cops and the law is whatever the group with the most guns says it is.


Thrift Shop

I admit I had never heard of this song before I saw it at Vox's awhile back. 

Longmont Colo--A woman was arrested and jailed on Saturday after she admitted to police that she pushed and choked her boyfriend on the 3800 block of Pike Road because he would not stop repeatedly singing Macklemore's song "Thrift Shop." Officers were called to the area on a report of a domestic disturbance.
I think she was justified.  This is the stuff cops have time for now that they aren't busting pot heads.


Titty Twister

BOULDER -- A Longmont woman accused of grabbing and twisting a cab driver's nipple in a drunken attack last week was charged Tuesday in Boulder County Court.
The driver reported that he picked her up and drove her to the area, but she didn't have the money to pay. He said she asked him to accompany her to an apartment and he started to walk with her, but she punched him in the abdomen on the way and then hit him with a can of iced tea as he turned to return to his car.
Police report the cab driver said she followed him to the car, forced the door open, got on top of him, grabbed and twisted his nipple, and bit his shoulder. He reported she got out and punched the window and kicked the door before mounting the cab and standing on the roof, according to police reports.
All I can say is, "thank goodness the Colorado legislature banned guns in an effort to stop mindless violence".



Arriving at this conclusion took analysis?  I could have told you this much, and I never even considered reading the budget.

The Daily Mail
Early analysis: Obama's 2014 budget numbers are based on bad math, phantom revenues, imagined spending cuts and a middle-class tax hikeWhite House promises $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction, although similar previous claims have been debunked
  • New method of measuring cost-of-living increases will lower benefit payouts and push middle-class earners into higher tax brackets
  • Speaker Boehner's spokesperson: 'Any deficit reduction will come exclusively from tax hikes'
  • Administration's formula depends on cost savings from Obamacare, which may be more costly to implement than previously thought
Let me break it down for you: Obama is a liar, the whole budget thing is a made up bunch of hooey.  "Deficit reduction" is smoke in mirrors that basically means "this is how we spend less next year, while spending more this year".  The "plan" calls for spending cuts over 10 years, which as we know will NEVER happen.  I had to google around a bit but I discovered that the requested 2013 budget was $3.803 TRILLION dollars and tax income was $2.902 trillion.  In other words we are still spending WAY MORE money than we take in in taxes.

The only way we will ever fix our national budget is to scrap the current budgeting system.   No more cost plus budgets.  We need an income minus system.  The way that would work is we would take the total 2012 revenue ($2.450 trillion) multiple by a factor less than one (75% works good) and that's all the money the federal government gets to spend.  The left over portion serves two main purposed 1. since revenue projections are just that, projections, it keeps us from over spending if there is a revenue deficit and 2. any extra revenue must be divided between two uses a.) 50% to a rainy day savings fund and b.) extra debt reduction.

What that looks like: The feds would still have a mind blowing $1.84 trillion to pay off the current debt and to waste on vote getting schemes AND we as a nation would bank $310 billion for a rainy day AND pay off $310 billion of public debt early, saving ourselves interest payments and restoring our national credit rating.  Since 10 year projections are all the rage, lets do one assuming all things remain constant.  At the end of ten years we would have $3.06 trillion in the bank and would have paid off early $3.06 trillion of the $17 trillion public debt. 

Assuming that we stopped all borrowing as part of this budget methodology, and assuming 1/30th of the public debt would be paid off each year as part of the normal debt payment: federal debt would be less than $9.429 trillion or 55% lower than today.   For the record, I didn't try to factor in interest payment savings, those numbers are straight debt reduction excluding interest savings. 

This type of budgeting won't fix everything. We still have trillions in unfunded entitlement programs like social security and medicare.  What this does is get the balance sheet going in the right direction and lay the ground work for reducing all federal taxes.  Tax reduction is vital, because if our economy is ever going to turn around and grow its way out of the hole we are in, taxes will have to be lower.  Which can only happen if the spend thrifts in DC are brought under control.


Three Cheers!!!

It isn't every day that there is any news out of Kansas.  As long as the corn and wheat keep coming I doubt that many in America give any thought to Kansas at all.  The Kansas State Legislature has hit a home run this week.

Kansas Legislature Sends Governor Strongest Pro-gun Bill in Country

Indeed. Not only does the bill declare that “any act, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment of the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas,” it bases its legality on the Second, Ninth, and 10th Amendments:
The second amendment to the Constitution of the United States reserves to the people, individually, the right to keep and bear arms as that right was understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861, and the guaranty of that right is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.
The ninth [and tenth] amendment[s] to the constitution of the United States guarantee to the people rights not granted in the constitution and reserve to the people of Kansas certain rights as they were understood at the time that Kansas was admitted to statehood in 1861.
The guaranty of those rights is a matter of contract between the state and people of Kansas and the United States as of the time that the compact with the United States was agreed upon and adopted by Kansas in 1859 and the United States in 1861.
In other words: "No matter what the Obummer admin says: we are keeping our guns".  The Kansas legislature is historically, morally and legally correct in every way in passing this act.  This legislation doesn't do enough in my opinion, however its a step forward.  Hopefully other states will follow suit and this type of legislation will become more common.


US Navy -VS- Canada

This is the transcript of an actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995.

Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations on November 10, 1995.

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.


Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

In case you didn't know, the first war the US lost was when we tried to invade Canada and steal the country from Great Britain.   This war is sometimes called the War of 1812.


Snow Day?

I worked late last night and drove home before the plows started.  It snowed all night and the plows are getting out now.  I got up early and started clearing a path for the wife to go into work.  As soon as I got enough snow moved to get her out of the driveway, they called her off.  So its back to bed for me and a snow day for her.

I know its snowing in most of the rocky mountain west.  Last week it got up into the 60's and we got some of the early seeds planted in the garden.  Nothing came up yet so I think that will all be fine.  I was looking forward to a nice long spring, but we need the moisture.  We do need the moisture, and bad.  If we get the 24 inches they are calling for, it will be more moisture than we've had in the last 18 months.  So let it snow!

Anyone else snowed in today?


Hot or Not?

One of the aspects about game that fascinates me is the tendency to overrate the looks of women.  The recent news story about Meagan Simmons AKA the "Attractive Convict" is a great example.  Back in 2006 Meagan got busted for DUI.  Her mug shot is posted online and some guys are going gaga over it.  The link above will take you to a story that has lots of pictures of Megan, including the mugshot and some sexy and some everyday shots as well.  Clearly Meagan isn't that hot.  On a 1 to 10 scale she rates a 5.5 to maybe a 6.5 on her best day (which was when she was about 10 years younger and had 4 fewer kids). She is not a 10, or a 9 or a 8 or even a 7.  Her best rating might have been a 6.5.  That's it, anything more is wishful thinking.

Keep in mind I'm strictly talking about looks here.  She might be a great person who's very fun and enjoyable to be around. She might be awesome in the sack and a great cook.  For all I know she sings in the choir and teaches Sunday school.  All I'm focusing on is her looks, not her desirability as a mate or LTR.  She's not that hot, she's a solid average to a tad better than that. 

Which brings me to the point about attractiveness.  The manosphere focuses on girls in the "10" to "8" range.  Either the same handful of girls get around a lot, or some guys need to get their eyes checked.  Overall, women may have a better grip on where they, and other women fit into the scale than men do.

The chart above is a reflection of ALL women.  It does not include things like" race, height, weight, hair color, body style, butt size, boobs, etc.  Yes all those things are important to you as an individual man, but they are totally unimportant comparing one woman to the rest of the herd.

For a couple of years, say between 17 to 20 years old, I had a thing for red heads.  I don't know why, but I seemed to ask out a number of girls that had hair that went from bright red (think bozo the clown) to a tempting strawberry blond.  They were all normal weight and height.  Some had long hair and some short.  Boobs ranged form a B cup to a substantial DD.  The main thing was red hair.  For some reason I kept coming back to liking that feature.  I discounted asking out brunettes and blonds.

This is something all guys do.  We eliminate girls by category from our "desirability" list.  We all have that "list".  Some guys want a blond, or big tits or a short girl etc. All those things go into our personal hotness scale.  What most guys are talking about when they say a girl is a 8 or a 9, is how she fits into their personal scale.  Right off the bat we look at race and other factors and categorize accordingly.  The key is that all of those factors are personal and subjective.

If a guy thinks a short blond with an A cup, short hair, green eyes and a pear shaped butt and lots of girl fur is hottest thing on earth, that's what he calls a 10 or maybe a 9.  The truth is that compared to all other girls she's likely to be a 4 or 4.5.  He is talking about what HE likes.  To him she is a solid 9 or 10.  In relationships, that is how its supposed to be.  In evaluating or starting a relationship, its a bad thing to do, or at least to let on that your doing it.

Here is one of the problems I see.  A guy approaches a girl, who rates a solid 5 on the real life hotness scale.  He starts telling her that she is a "8" or a "9".  The girl knows she is average, and she may have some doubts about being a 5; she may see herself as more of a 3.5.  She does a little assessment of her own and arrives at a value of 5.1 for the guy.  From her point a view this 5.1 is trying to con her into his thinking that she is a 9.  She knows he's lying.  Nothing in her experience gives this approach any credibility.  Mr. 5.1 starts to drop down to Mr 3.9 and the longer he talks, the lower he goes in the rating.  She finds herself getting more turned off and then creeped out.  Unless a restraining order is required, that ends it for Mr. 5.1.

That's what's going on for Megan Simmons.  She's 5.5ish girl.  Some guys found a mugshot where she is feeling a whooping 1.0.  Based on that pic they are telling her how hot she is.  She knows she's not all that hot.  She knows she is being lied to and as a former Hooters waitress she knows why.  So even though she is on the rebound from her failed marriage, she gets turned off by the attention.  Understandably she is creeped out.  What kind of looser tells a women that he's drooling over her because she looks so hot, on one of the worst days of her life?  The kind who has bad breath, no job, lives in his mothers basement and does bad things to puppies, that's who.

That's how it works.  There is a real life hotness scale and there is your personal hotness scale.  Never confuse the two.  Never let the girl know that there is two scales, how you see her and how others see her.  Unless of course your married.  Keep in mind that there is only one of two ways that your going to bed with a 10 tonight.  The first is if your banging super models.  The second is if your wife is everything you desire.  In which case, who cares if she is a 4.3 to the rest of the world, when she is a 10 to you?


Study HARD!

I'm beginning to wonder about our colleges more and more every day.  In my post, "They Pay For This" I talked about paying "orgasm specialists" to come and lecture students.  This class has me puzzled, College Offers Course Devoted Entirely To Pornography.  I'm not puzzled about the interest in sex by 18 to 23 year old kids.  That interest is a normal part of life.  What puzzles me is that they are willing to pay for this stuff. 

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but when I was a kid access to boobies and orgasms was readily available in the back seat of my car, for free.  No classes, no lectures, most importantly no cover charge.  How big of a loser are you that you'd pay to take a class about porn, when everything you could ever want to know about the subject is available on line for free?  Why in the world would you settle for porn, and it is settling, when you can have all the real sex you want in our culture today?  I'm a fat middle aged man with a bit of male pattern baldness going, working a dead end job to keep my family afloat, and I could have had a romp with a women I met last night.

I guess our colleges have given up on teaching stuff that employers want to pay you for, in favor of teaching you stuff that you should be able to do for your self.

Air Force Recruiting

The chief of staff of the US Air Force decided that he would personally intervene in the recruiting crisis affecting all of our armed services. He directed a nearby Air Force base that will be opened and that all eligible young men and women be invited.

As he and his staff were standing near a brand new F-15 Fighter, a pair of twin brothers who looked like they had just stepped off a Marine Corps recruiting poster walked up to them. The chief of staff walked up to them, stuck out his hand and introduced himself.

He looked at the first young man and asked, "Son, what skills can you bring to the Air Force?"

The young man looks at him and says, "I'm a pilot!"

The general gets all excited, turns to his aide and says, "Get him in today, all the paper work done, everything, do it!"

The aide hustles the young man off. The general looks at the second young man and asked, "What skills to you bring to the Air Force?"

The young man says, "I chop wood!"

"Son," the general replies, "we don't need wood choppers in the Air Force, what do you know how to do?"

"I chop wood!"

"Young man," huffs the general, "you are not listening to me, we don't need wood choppers, this is the 20th century!"

"Well," the young man says, "you hired my brother!"

"Of course we did," says the general, "he's a pilot!"

The young man rolls his eyes and says, "So what! I have to chop it before he can pile it!"




We've just been notified by Security that there have been 6 suspected terrorists working out of your office.

Five of the six have been apprehended.  Bin Sleepin, Bin Loafin, Bin Goofin, Bin Lunchin and Bin Drinkin have been taken into custody.

Our agent advised us that they could find no one fitting the description of the sixth cell member, Bin Workin, at your office.

Security is confident that anyone who looks like he's Bin Workin will be very easy to spot.  You are obviously not a suspect at this time.

Muslims and Star Wars

Muslims are now taking strategy points from American democrats, by whining like a little girl..
MUNICH – Danish toy maker Lego is to stop selling a model of the “palace” of slug-like Star Wars character Jabba The Hutt after complaints that it resembles a revered mosque, according to a group that raised the grievance.
Birol Kilic, chairman of the Turkish Cultural Association of Austria, said Monday the play set modeled on the obese alien’s fictional home was culturally insensitive.
Star Wars was the most AWESOME experience of my childhood.  I saw every one of the movies in the theater.  I had the actions figures.  I had the Millennium Falcon and a X Wing fighter.  There was NOTHING better than Star Wars in my young moving going life.  I loved the first movie.  I was shocked and shaken to the core by "Luke I am your father".  The Jedi Strikes Back brought a feeling of complete satisfaction to my youthful expectation that good should always defeat evil.  StarWars Rocked!

Getting rid of a kids toy because it is "culturally insensitive" is a crock.  It's something a Sith would do.  Maybe that's the cultural connection.


April Fools? - President Barack Obama, proclaimed April “National Financial Capability Month,” during which his administration will do things such as teach young people “how to budget responsibly."
“I call upon all Americans to observe this month with programs and activities to improve their understanding of financial principles and practices,” Obama said in an official proclamation released Friday.
“My Administration is dedicated to helping people make sound decisions in the marketplace,” he said.
"Together, we can prepare young people to tackle financial challenges--from learning how to budget responsibly to saving for college, starting a business, or opening a retirement account,” he said.
“My Administration continues to encourage responsibility at all levels of our financial system by cracking down on deceptive practices and ensuring that consumers are informed of their rights,” he said.
I thought it was an April's Fools joke too, but no.  Obummer really thinks he's running a "fiscally responsible" administration.