Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Final Thoughts on 2013

Ahh the meme goodness that has passed my wall since the day after christmas as it regards new years. The Game of Thrones meme "Brace Yourselves, for all the people who say they are going to change and never do"

The more things change the more they stay the same.  Meh onward to final thoughts on a few various subject for THIS year..

Veganism, and this one is precipitated by a post on a friends facebook wall that came up on mine.   Fine you want to be Vegan?  That's YOUR perogative...don't tell me however that it's our natural state.  It's not.  We are the Apex Predator on this planet. The very top of the food chain. We are tool using, THINKING hunting, gathering obligate OMNIVORES. Which means EVERYTHING that lives must and in most cases IS...food for us.  There are somethings that just aren't eaten in various cultures due to social taboos but whatever makes you sick to think of eating...someone else somewhere else...considers food. Dogs, Sharks, etc etc.  "but but, killing animals for food is torture and murder!"  Ahh so because plants don't have cute faces and eyes and can't look at you longingly, therefore they don't make good false guilt inducing commercials, that eating plants makes you better?  Sorry that dog won't hunt. Most everything that lives FEEDS on something else.  Including plants. Hell even plants KILL to survive DEAL WITH IT.

Gun Control: Sorry  gun control folks. Your irrational fear of an inanimate object is NOT my problem. Well not until you are STUPID enough to make it my problem by trying to control and restrict my access to a constitutionally protected human right.  That's right I said human right, because everyone has the right of self defense and the ability to put food on the table.  "But think of the children!"  I am, mine if I ever have any and those of my friends and family.   A gun is tool. Nothing more and nothing less. It doesn't have a will of it's own and it's not, no matter how much you chicken yellow twits project upon them...inherently "EVIL"  See that's the thing a lot of "gun control" and the flat out hysteria that goes along with it is based on unreasoning EMOTIONAL projection instead of logic.  Gun Control advocates say gun owners need to "compromise"  See that's one place where they are way off base. When they say "compromise" they mean "give in to our demands or else"  Compromise means 2 sides having a reasonable, rational discussion and coming to a mutually beneficial and mutually agreed upon decision.  BTW gun owners have been "compromising" since the NF Act of 1934.  So go piss up a rope. Frankly we need to rescind every gun control law that has been passed since then.

Global Warming., no sorry it's Climate Change, now.  Antartic Ice is melting at an unheard of rate?  Look at the arctic you morons...the ice there is GROWING at the exact same rate. Nature is keeping itself in balance. Same as it's always done.  It's the warmest year on record!  Uhmm no if you look at science graphs of ice cuttings and such we STILL haven't approached the warmest temps of back in the dinosaur days before humans  So float that boat by someone else.  Matter of fact this has been the longest running cold streak in my memory here in Texas.  Be that as it may...the climate is always changing, balance and self adjusting. Humans have fuck all to do with it and no control whatsoever. To propose otherwise is...hubris.

Politics in the US.  Hmm my thoughts on politics in the US can be summed up thusly. 
Take off and nuke DC from orbit...repeatedly. It's the only way to be sure.

Healthcare:  Healthcare is a service, not a right.  The US despite some of the problems with the system...is still the best healthcare system in the world.  Although the US government after winning their take over bid for an  industry that is 1/3 the US economy, is doing it's level best to destroy it.

just a few random final stray thoughts for the year closing out at midnight tonight.

Remember TANSTAAFL and..

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Gun Control works? It's for the children!


This one is going to be quick, dirty, profane and sans links boys and girls. Don't believe what I'm telling you...then look it up for your goddamned selves.  Because we've HAD this fucking conversation before. Repeatedly and it's making me irritable.  Oh and hat tip to my buddy miguel for the spanish language article on this that set my temper raging again.   http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/

Okay fucking seriously?  I'm tired of the gun control crowd. I'd like to round them all up, strip them naked, strap chutes on them and then drop them into some of the more...."enlightened" areas of the world. Africa? pick a country on that continent.  Middle of the Arabian Desert?  Any known surviving Al Qeuda camps? China?  Nah if china got to drop them fully clothed and laden with all sorts of goodies, falsified documents, electronic spy gear[bugs and mini cams] etc. Only way to do china frankly.   Such a plethora of choices....mmmm.

Everyone talks about gun control being a good thing. Hmmm don't think so.

Lets talk about Venezuela...AGAIN.  Gun Control Paradise.  Highly restrictive gun laws. only allowed one gun per person or household...forget which at the moment.  That gun is registered with the government. Oh and it can be taken/confiscated with no rhyme or reason,  with no warning what so ever. At any time.

Under beloved leader Hugo Chavez [long may his rotting fucking corpse feed the beetles and worms] they closed the very last gun store in Venezuela in late 2011.

Population...ie demographic.  Venezuela is a COUNTRY with a population density on par with a US STATE. One state in particular..MINE.  Their population depending on which website you track with is between 27-28 million right now.    Their murder rate is between 18-21000 a year EVERY year for years and years...more than a decade.  This year according to a spanish language article I ran across, and an NGO that tracks violence in Venezuela...they will have a BANNER RECORD year for murders come the close of 2013.  According to that NGO if the murder rate stays stable they will finish out THIS year with 24,763 murders.  That is fully just a gnats ass shy of a full ONE PERCENT of their population.That is anywhere between 3-6 THOUSAND more murders than the last decade or better's stats.   Now by comparison. The Great State of Texas in which I live, whom according to the gun grabbing, hanky stomping pussies that want your guns; our states gun laws are pretty lax. What is our murder rate? Meh we average between 1050-1150 give or take a few dozen either way.   That means boys and girls that our "gun law lax" STATE has 20  times LESS murders than the gun control paradise of Venezuela, this year.  Hell! Venezuela's murder rate this year is going to be around half and a again, or 10000 or more than the murder stats for the ENTIRE United States! This in a country with 13 times LESS the population of the US!  Wrap your empty skulls around THAT statistic and CHOKE on it you gun grabbing fucktards.   By comparison the murder rate for the US, in terms of population murdered hasn't changed much in the last 60yrs or better.  Our percentage of dead is almost invariably between .004-.009%.  For those of you who don't remember your basic math, slept through the class or you young folk that probably didn't get this basic part of math learning in the last decade or so...what that is is 4-9 THOUSANDTHS of ONE PERCENT.  That's practically infitesimal!    Oh and before anyone brings up England...Guess what the numbers for England are skewed. Because in England unless it's investigated as, tried as and convicted as a murder...it doesn't go in the books as a murder.  Put it another similar way for you. Unless you get an actual CONVICTION then it doesn't go in the official government stats as a murder.  Hell I read an official government document from their Dept of Justice once  that states in the preface that the numbers are off on everything because, especially for most petty crimes...most victims don't even bother to report crimes! Why? because the people tend to feel, rightly, that their  justice system is as useless tits on a boar hog.

And as I've also pointed out before.
Brazil? Whom the Olympics Committee was STUPID enough to give the forthcoming summer olympics to?   Their average murder rate, before that was between 45-50000 a year. And THAT in a country with half the population of the US. That's taken a drop for two reasons. Brazil and their law enforcement declared open season on gangs and criminals and started killing them in job lots. I'd also put good money on the idea that the Brazilian gov't made some back room deals with some of the bigger crime syndicates.

Africa?  Don't even get me fucking started. However for your edification outside of tribal driven genocide and warfare...Africa averages 150000 per year. Add in the numbers from genocide and warfare and the numbers will really make you puke. It's why I've always maintained that the continent is nothing but a black hole for blood, money, and tears.

That is all.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Why do people REFUSE to understand?

I just. Don't. Get. It.    Every day government on all levels is encroaching further and further into our lives.  Story  in Houston today..
people think this is a good thing?

I just don't get it. Various writers have been writing tales of warning about too much government encroachment, or the pitfalls of falling under a totalitarian/communist/socialist government.  some of these stories were even required reading in school. 1984 by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell. 

Farenheit 451. Ray Bradbury...

These and others. Even today we have warnings in writing  of the future under the "benevolent" rule of these dystopian utopias.  Now I don't like most of these stories.  Many of them are just too much angsty teenage crap in them  with the dystopic fucked up world as  nothing but a backdrop instead of the real story..but.. 
Hunger Games in which your kids are taken and put into a 'last man standing, to the death' gladiatorial games that is broadcast all over the place for the amusement of those in power and the brain washed and CONTROLLED masses. 

Divergent in which you have to at a certain time decide what BOX you want to fit in, or will fit in via some test. If you don't fit any of those boxes? You're hosed. 

There are other stories those are just two you'll recognize though due to them being made into movies. Hell! One of my favorite movies is about a dystopian liberal/progressive/democrat utopia.  Demolition Man. Ring a bell?  A world in which every facet of your life is controlled by a central authority. Everyone is brainwashed. Well most everyone except those who live, quite literally, underground..  Salt, caffeine, cigarettes, fat? Hell..MEAT?!  Unhealthy therefore illegal. Hell there's only ONE restaurant and that's Taco Bell.  Although not the Taco Hell many of us know and love, or know and hate as the case may be.  Sex? Forget it, sex leads to disease and chaos; and as noted in the movie...for a cigarette, a beer or a desire to raid the fridge.  Can't have that.  So you have to go to a licensed doctor who'll determine whether you're compatible, extract your semen[or in the case of the ladies the eggs] genetically purify them, then combine them in a lab..  I honestly don't remember at the moment whether the ladies were artificially  inseminated at that point or whether the zygote was put in a test tube to be popped out of an incubator 9 months later. Either way...beam me  up scotty.

Look,  when the hell are the sheep among you going to wake up and realize that instead of putting sheep dogs into the various government positions; you've by and large  put the WOLVES in power over you? You keep reelecting the same assholes. Over and over again. Note there are some sheepdogs in the power structure but the wolves are winning.  Taking more control over your lives with nary a "baa aaa aaaaa" of discontent out of most of you.  Me? I'm not exactly a sheep dog, not sheep either. I'm barking and growling in the hopes of getting your attention and making you think, come out of your complacency.  Frankly with all the ignorant, unschooled, flat out ILLITERATE comments I witness on posts on face book...I sometimes wonder why I bother.  Because those of you who support this shit are willful participants in your own enslavement and slaughter. Why? Why? WHY Goddammit?!!!

Do you people crave the slave chains?!  Is it fear?   Okay...fear, I can understand that.  Fear can be crippling. It can also be a powerful motivator in making yourself smarter, faster and more dangerous than those that would make slaves out of you,  or sheep fit only for slaughter.  Is it an unwillingness to take responsibility for your own lives and decisions?   Hmmm that one right there I think is many of you among the sheep.

Bah! I'm done ranting for the moment about this. I've said most of this shit repeatedly over the years.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Duck Dynasty brouhaha

 You know..I keep getting into arguments with addlepated assholes over this so figured I'd put it down here. Besides I'm long overdue for a new post.
[*shrug* sorry lads and lasses] 
Note...there WILL be foul languange. So if your an easily offended idiot...don't bother reading any further. OTOH feel free...maybe the outrage you feel will spike your blood pressure and cause your head to explode and splatter skull fragments everywhere.

Okay seriously? All you morons getting driven into a foaming at the mouth frenzy by this manufactured faux outrage...need to go back to school and learn reading comprehension. Right now I'd give most of you a big fucking F for failure.  Hell! I doubt most of you bothered to read the damn article that has your titties in a twist.

The question Phil was ASKED, mind you ASKED; meaning he didn't just all the sudden go off on a rambling rampage; the question ol Phil was asked was "What in your mind is sinful?"  Phil answered honestly

“Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men,” he says. Then he paraphrases Corinthians: “Don’t be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won’t inherit the kingdom of God. Don’t deceive yourself. It’s not right.”

 He didn't say Homosexuality leads to bestiality, as some of the progressive propaganda spin doctors are saying.  He's saying that he believes all those ARE sins. Guess what? They are, they are in the bible as such,  you overly indulgent self absorbed bloviating bitches.  Whether YOU believe in the bible is irrelevant , you witless twats.  Phil however DOES believe the 'good book' and therefore those are all sins.  Homosexuality for instance...

From Leviticus in the King James edition of the bible...which is what a great many people read
"Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination."

To wit...

21'You shall not give any of your offspring to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God; I am the LORD. 22'You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. 23'Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.…

These are all perversions and abominations in the eyes of God. Therefore they are sins and particularly heinous ones.   These sins, these excesses and a litany of others are WHY God destroyed the cities of Soddom and Gomorah.  

"“We never, ever judge someone on who’s going to heaven, hell. That’s the Almighty’s job. We just love ’em, give ’em the good news about Jesus—whether they’re homosexuals, drunks, terrorists. We let God sort ’em out later, you see what I’m saying?”

Phil would most likely be the first person to jump into the middle of a fracas where a person or persons are beating upon someone just for being gay. First to start throwing punches and kick to get those useless fuckers off the poor soul, help that gay person up off the ground where they lay beaten and bruised and offer to help clean them up.  Phil's opinion is not homophobic. He like god doesn't hate the sinner. He loves the sinner irregardless but does NOT love the sin itself.   

Seriously...why is holding a dissenting opinion about someone else lifestyle choice "hateful", but only if you're a conservative or a libertarian. According to the progressives  if you don't agree with the LGBT lifestyle you're homophobic.  If you don't agree with popular black culture [rap, popular TV, gangsta/thug life images] you hate blacks and are racist.  If you don't want people coming over the border and want our border security tighter and people who cross it illegally to be punished and expelled, those people mostly being from mexico but not only from mexico, you hate the latino community and are racist.  By the way people...racism doesn't exist. What you ignorant folks are griping about is called.. tribalism.   Yet those same progressives can say the most heinous things and what they say ISN'T hateful?  Fuck that shit and fuck them!

The ones really spewing the hate tend to be those on the left, be they politicians, media mavens or just the willfully ignorant among the proletariat, ie every day citizens who espouse liberal/progressive beliefs.

I've said my piece. feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

Remember..TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.


it seems boys and girls that the Curly Wolf is losing an online friend. One of my favorite bloggers and Texas boy Robbie has said his goodbyes to blogging. He made his last post on Tuesday. The site goes dark two days after christmas because it'll just cost him too much to keep the site live and archived because it's such a massive amount of data. Oh well.

I'm gonna miss him but he's leaving to keep a promise. He promised his wife 10yrs ago when he started it, he'd quit after 10 years. He's got a new born son now and is keeping his promise to his wife.
 He's quitting so he can be the best husband and father he can be. I wish him nothing but the best. God keep his hand over you and yours my friend. Gonna miss ya.

I now leave you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Friday, December 13, 2013

in the further adventures of..

ow! ouch! ow! fuck me that hurts! owie!   we regret to inform you that the rant you were going to see is temporarily postponed while we whimper  a bit, because we tried to seperate skin from bone of our finger from first knuckle to nail cuticle while dicing the vegetable mix to go with our chicken fajitas.

ow goddammit!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Random thought of the day.

A great many like myself have a pretty good notion of what we believe is coming.  Some believe it won't be as bad as we think. That sure there's going to be some changes but we'll survive them.

To paraphrase Ambassador G'kar from Babylon 5.."you do not witness history, you can only hope to survive it".

Now with that thought in mind...what makes anyone think that the changes that I'm fairly sure are coming....are good ones? 


Friday, October 18, 2013

The "Government Shutdown" and political rhetoric

*Brief programming note first...sorry for the delay in more posts germs and virii. A storm fried the power supply on my pc and it took me several days to get it back up.* 

Seriously?  I'm getting sick and tired of it. So are many of the people I know.  When you have the PPM mouth pieces, pundits, sitting democratic senators and others; calling people who disagree with them and actually want the government to run the way our founding fathers intended.."Tea Party Terrorists".  Calling people like Ted Cruz, who got ELECTED on getting the brakes put on Obamacare for one thing, and having a government that actually listens to it's constituents for another "Tea baggers"...political discourse and reason are all down the crapper boys and girls. here's further proof. 

A bunch of fucktard ass maggots who have no CONCEPT of the way the government is supposed to work as set down in the constitution [here's a hint...look up the constitution. read article 1 section 7.]  are calling for arrest for sedition of sitting republican congress critters because these same people don't agree with the repubs in the house, actually doing their JOBS for once and trying to put the brakes on runaway spending; is asinine. 

For those too lazy to go look up Article 1 Section 7 of the US Constitution, it states:
"All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills"

What that means boys and girls is that the HOUSE ,as you have been told repeatedly, holds the purse strings. To them falls the job of deciding "Hey we can't afford to fund this here, unless we make cuts over there, or over there.".  Or..."we flat out can't fucking afford this shit, stop spending money like a drunken sailor on shore leave in a whorehouse!"  *note..I apologize to all the naval and other personnel out there who this insults. because at least YOU folks can grasp the concept of 'when you're out of money...stop trying to spend what you don't have or borrow it from other people!'

Sadly this is reminiscent of one of my favorite tv shows. Came out almost 21years ago now. It's called Babylon 5. Sadly in that one, near the end of the second and beginning of the 3rd season...it was considered sedition to disagree with the, and feel free to quote me on this "Head MotherFucker Who's Having Delusions of Grandeur".  

Anytime someone disagrees with the Dems or President Obummer about..

health care..its "you hate grandma, you want to shove her off a cliff!"

wanting to stop all this runaway spending and wanting the house to cut the purse strings...it's  "you teabagging, tea party terrorist! you can't dictate to the government!"  yeah actually...we can.

disagree with them about basically anything, or try and call them to the carpet it's "you old white racist asshole honkies!"  Uhmm Really? you still think racism is real?  Here...try reading this and open your mind to reality.

In Babylon 5 this story line didn't end well. See what happened was the rational people with functioning brains who actually gave a damn about the Constitution, and upholding it...ended up seceding. And of course the Government couldn't allow this so they started killing people who were protesting and seceding..including and especially civilians. Like now in reality, in the show the gov't basically owned the msm, lock, stock and both smoking barrels.  In the show we had the Psy Corp aka quite literally the "thought police".  Now we have Political Correctness and a willingness to destroy anyone who doesn't pander or kow tow to it.  Sigh...by the time it was all over the good guys succeeded...but a shit pot full of people on BOTH sides had to die first. Now while the current political dissension may very well end up in blood shed, and people on both sides will likely end up dying in job lots...are we going to get the same 'happy' ending?   Stay tuned boys and girls because as I said in another post...the jury is still out on that one.

Oh I highly recommend the show. It's one of the few shows out there with an actual beginning, middle and end. It was slated to run a 5yr story arc and ended at the end of 5 seasons. That wasn't the end of the story however. the guy who created the show had this whole HUGE story line on the evolution and future of the human race. of which Babylon 5 is only the beginning. He started to continue it in another show called Crusade but alas...the studio execs being total dicks...they pulled the plug with only half a season worth of episodes in the can.  Oh well.

Remember, TANSTAAFL and...

I now return your to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I aim to misbehave...

okay no politics. Just a geek SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

They are doing a showing at the local drafthouse cinema of Serenity.
This saturday night.   Me..I am now planning to be there...oh yes.  

If you haven't seen the film...I say unto thee..Go Watch It. Now. 

For those who've never seen the series it's based on[which the dipshits at the studio cancelled half a *13 episodes* in} Firefly. I commend thee to go watch the show.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Government shutdown, what it means and the future.

Some of you may not have seen some of the links I'm fixing to post of our petty Herr Fuhrer wanna be that currently resides in the Peoples House and his diktats in action.  Most of you though. Probably have.  That being said...perpend.

Homeowners forced out of their homes and off their land

Why because while they own the homes, the Federal Government holds the land. 

Here's some folks protesting the closing of parks.

Park Protest

Most everyone I expect heard the following one as it's been so widely covered..

WW2 memorial

Wait there's more to this one as of yesterday..

  Barricades at WW2 memorial now wired.

What? never heard of wire cutters?  Idiots.  What?
"OMG they might move to using CHAINS next? if we cut the wires wolf!" *snort* Depending on the thickness of the links then in that case I'd see their chains and raise them. Either bolt cutters or a goddamn blowtorch.  Oh by the way...this park was COMPLETELY privately funded by generous donations to the foundation who built it.  They raised 200 MILLION dollars for the project. They had a huge lump sum left afterwards and put those funds, into a federal trust, in trust to the government, so that maintenance of the park grounds would be paid for and taken care of.  they would have been better off asking for continued donations and paying a private company to do the maintenance. Hell if they'd asked...they'd probably have unpaid VOLUNTEERS that would come out and clean the park.

read it and weep if you don't believe me


Putting up cones blocking access to Mt Rushmore and the park.

Hmmm one friend suggested just running the cones over in a vehicle. I agreed but on second though...if you want to protest this one with a number of people...put some people in the backs of pick ups in front your convoy to the park. simply pick up the cones and stack them neatly in the back of the truck as you go. then dump them neatly  at the park gate when you get there, and go in.

more protesting at the Badlands Park

Someone else protesting the high handedness and payin the penalty.

So the rangers are blocking access to his business?  My suggestion...call and make a reservation for a party and ask if there are shrubs near the entrance way and if the property is fronted by a drainage ditch. If no...to the latter anyway. come to the inn and go through the shrubs. bring enough money to be able to pay for replacement. Hell if you own a landscaping company bring the replacements in pots.  My other suggestion. Sue the park rangers in court for infringement of your constitutional rights. Because they are sure as shit violating them in this case.

Then there was this bit of gross stupidity....

Really? *facepalm* blows the mind don't it?   Or little Herr Fuhrer wanna be has really lost his mind this time. Of course that's always assuming he HAD a mind in the first place.

What it means is that the government in the form of the democrats have gone completely off the rails.  See they are throwing a temper tantrum and shit fit because the House of Representatives is surprisingly and amazingly enough...doing the JOB it was created for. Carrying out the purpose it was created for.  As a check and balance, a curb on the growth of government. A curb on the spending. The ultimate arbiters of the public's checkbook. They were supposed to be proposing budgets and forcing the government to stay within those budgets by saying "Nope we don't really need this all that badly and we can't afford it. try again next year' or ' we can give you this but you have to work with us to cut this, and this back'.   I'm stunned beyond belief that after all these years they are finally doing that goddamn job. 

Don't believe that was one of the House's reason for being?  I give Federalist paper 58...written by one of the framers of our Constitution...James Madison.


Understand me on something. ' WE The People' ARE the government.  WE own the land, WE own the roads.  The Government, be it the federal fuck ups, state or local are our employees, not our masters.  WE hired them to sanely and intelligently manage our assets while we went about our daily lives.  Again because this is important to understand the government is our EMPLOYEE; NOT our Master.  Everything they are up to right now in this temper tantrum being thrown by the Dems, the Senate and the Herr Fuhrer wanna be...are UN-Constitutional, UN-American and our forefathers would spit in the faces of their political office inheritors.

So in the case of people on Lake Mead being forced out for example?  They SHOULD HAVE, en masse said "Boy the people are the government, therefore the people own this land, therefore I own this land...now get off my property"    See it would have forced the government to do something that really would not have set well with most...it would have forced them to send in police or federal agents to remove those people by FORCE. Demonstrating out in the open yet again...what dictatorial asswipes our employees are turning into.

See those of us like me...understand this. We want to be free to live our lives without the diktats of a vindictive petty tyrannical overlord/government.  It's why our founders created the government the way they did.  To try to slow the creeping infestation of the power hungry.  I don't think frankly that our founding fathers ever believed that even the government system they set up could slow it down forever or stop it out right. I think they knew the latter was a pipe dream. However if the creep started they expected WE the People to step on it's neck and say "Uh uh. I don't think so junior."   We the people and the generations before mine...failed.   We failed our duty to keep our government in check and we failed abominably.  We the following generations, the inheritors of the legacy of our forefathers have squandered the fuck out of it. Those who sit in their political offices in undeserved splendor.  Spitefully and gleefully  thinking THEY are the lords and masters of us all.  They are WRONG.

There is a symbolic clock face, called The Doomsday Clock.  It's been in existence since the creation of nuclear weapons. As a  means by which, the committee that created it and runs it; the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, can track what they say is how close we are to a Global Disaster or rather...a Global Thermonuclear War. It's original intent has now been corrupted to include "Climate Change" blah blah blah. I won't get into that now.
Suffice to say I believe that clock should also include the dissolution of governments.  For us I believe we are at 5mins to midnight or even closer than that to the brink.  There is still time step up to the plate to do our best to step back from the brink. It'll mean making and living with very HARD choices. it'll take decades of diligence and watchfulness to undo the harm that has been done to our country, our liberties and our freedoms.  It may even include some bloodshed.  Fore,  those who crave power of the magnitude now held by those in our government and the sycophants that run the various alphabet soup of bureaucratic agencies, seldom give that power up willingly.  History proves  and teaches us this lesson, time and time and time again.  Sadly some of We the People have closed our minds to that lesson and carry on in blissful ignorance.  Content to be....slaves,  so long as they don't have to be held responsible for, or live with the consequences of,  their own life choices.

The preceding are just some of the thoughts running through my mind recently.  Those thoughts and possible conclusions to which they lead me, frankly scare the shit out of me, some of them.


Remember TANSTAAFL and.....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Monday, September 30, 2013

The Presidents Statement on Government Shutdown

 Okay boys and girls. I caught a little bit of this bit of sophistry this afternoon. If I hadn't been trying to cook supper at the time so got a grip on my temper...I might be sans TV right now. Okay that and I REALLY don't want to have to shell out for a new television when my excuse would be "the presidents duplicitous deceitfulness and stupidity made me do something stupid.

Anyway my fisking will be interspersed and in bold. Let the fscking commence.....

THE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Of all the responsibilities the Constitution endows to Congress, two should be fairly simple:  pass a budget, and pay America’s bills.

Yep and you and the dem majority haven't managed to do the first since you and the dems won in 08.  Hell you couldn't even be bothered to pass a budget when you had complete control of both fucking  houses!  Nope...too busy ramming a bill down our throats in the dead of night that gives the government access and control over one of the largest portions of our economy. Medical care.

But if the United States Congress does not fulfill its responsibility to pass a budget today, much of the United States government will be forced to shut down tomorrow.  And I want to be very clear about what that shutdown would mean -- what will remain open and what will not.

Again...congress has done nothing but pass "Continuing Resolutions" which allow you to keep spending at current levels without any accountability since your rise to power. 

With regard to operations that will continue:  If you’re on Social Security, you will keep receiving your checks.  If you’re on Medicare, your doctor will still see you.  Everyone’s mail will still be delivered.  And government operations related to national security or public safety will go on.  Our troops will continue to serve with skill, honor, and courage.  Air traffic controllers, prison guards, those who are with border control -- our Border Patrol will remain on their posts, but their paychecks will be delayed until the government reopens.  NASA will shut down almost entirely, but Mission Control will remain open to support the astronauts serving on the Space Station.

Really? All these things will remain open? Does that include NSA, CIA, FBI, IRS etc etc?  If so then the government isn't completely shut down is it?

 I also want to be very clear about what would change.  Office buildings would close.  Paychecks would be delayed.  Vital services that seniors and veterans, women and children, businesses and our economy depend on would be hamstrung.  Business owners would see delays in raising capital, seeking infrastructure permits, or rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy.  Veterans who’ve sacrificed for their country will find their support centers unstaffed.  Tourists will find every one of America’s national parks and monuments, from Yosemite to the Smithsonian to the Statue of Liberty, immediately closed.  And of course, the communities and small businesses that rely on these national treasures for their livelihoods will be out of customers and out of luck.

Sorry but the parks aren't critical are they? Sure they bring in tourist dollars to the parks and surrounding communities but critical to government operation? Nah...don't think so.  Why would business owners see delays in raising capital oh great one?  Since they can get that capital from their fellow free citizens in private industry?  Permits?  Permits are nothing more than a means to extort yet MORE money from folks who already pay too much in taxes.   Rebuilding after a hurricane sucks but they didn't take anywhere NEAR the damage up north that we took here in the south from say....Katrinaa[and there was a lot of unnecessary and unprosecuted graft there wasn't there?] and Ike.  Sorry I feel for the people affected but by and large the people down here picked themselves up by their bootstraps and rebuilt on their own.

And in keeping with the broad ramifications of a shutdown, I think it’s important that everybody understand the federal government is America’s largest employer.  More than 2 million civilian workers and 1.4 million active-duty military serve in all 50 states and all around the world.  In the event of a government shutdown, hundreds of thousands of these dedicated public servants who stay on the job will do so without pay -- and several hundred thousand more will be immediately and indefinitely furloughed without pay.

Yes lets talk about that?  WHY is the federal government the largest employer?  Our forefathers did NOT create this nation to have a government be the largest employer They BUILT it so free thinking, intelligent FREE citizens could build their OWN businesses and employ each other with minimal interference from the government.  Or be self employed, again building a business with minimal interference from the government.   The government, the massive number of citizens be DAMNED...was never intended to be the overarching, overreaching overbearing monstrosity that it is now.  And that Bill I mentioned that got rammed through in the middle of the night most didn't want? The ACA?  Will create 10's of thousands...some say HUNDREDS of thousands of more positions within the government. 16000 in the IRS alone. What. The. Fuck?!

What, of course, will not be furloughed are the bills that they have to pay -- their mortgages, their tuition payments, their car notes.  These Americans are our neighbors.  Their kids go to our schools.  They worship where we do.  They serve their country with pride.  They are the customers of every business in this country.  And they would be hurt greatly, and as a consequence, all of us will be hurt greatly, should Congress choose to shut the people’s government down.

Yes those who work for the government will be hurt....but most of the REST of america, outside of those on the dole have been hurting for YEARS.

So a shutdown will have a very real economic impact on real people, right away.  Past shutdowns have disrupted the economy significantly.  This one would, too.  It would throw a wrench into the gears of our economy at a time when those gears have gained some traction.

Gained traction? ROFLOLOLOL

Five years ago right now, our economy was in meltdown.  Today, our businesses have created 7.5 million new jobs over the past three and a half years.  The housing market is healing and our deficits are falling fast.  The idea of putting the American people’s hard-earned progress at risk is the height of irresponsibility. 
And it doesn’t have to happen.  Let me repeat this:  It does not have to happen.  All of this is entirely preventable if the House chooses to do what the Senate has already done -- and that’s the simple act of funding our government without making extraneous and controversial demands in the process, the same way other Congresses have for more than 200 years.

Anyone ever notice that when someone objects to what the president, the rest of the dems and their lackeys want to do...it's controversial? It's extreme?  It's unreasonable?  It's UnAmerican? Or any other descriptive you care to name? 

Unfortunately, right now House Republicans continue to tie funding of the government to ideological demands like limiting a woman’s access to contraception, or delaying the Affordable Care Act, all to save face after making some impossible promises to the extreme right wing of their party.

Ahh now we're going from extraneous and controversial, to ideological demands  to saving face and extreme right wing.    Extreme when the republicans presented and passed a budget that would fund EVERY facet of the government monstrosity EXCEPT for ACA?

So let me be clear about this.  An important part of the Affordable Care Act takes effect tomorrow no matter what Congress decides to do today.  The Affordable Care Act is moving forward. That funding is already in place.  You can’t shut it down.  This is a law that passed both houses of Congress; a law that bears my signature; a law that the Supreme Court upheld as constitutional; a law that voters chose not to repeal last November; a law that is already providing benefits to millions of Americans in the form of young people staying on their parents’ plan until they’re 26, seniors getting cheaper prescription drugs, making sure that insurance companies aren't imposing lifetime limits when you already have health insurance, providing rebates for consumers when insurance companies are spending too much money on overhead instead of health care.

Insurance companies are spending too much money on overhead instead of healthcare? Hmmmm
readers? read this link...

Yeah that one seems to tell a DIFFERENT story doesn't it? that one company after an income for 60 some million paid out $48 million of that in claims and medical expenses of its customers to doctors, labs, hospitals etc.

Those things are already happening.
Starting tomorrow, tens of millions of Americans will be able to visit HealthCare.gov to shop for affordable health care coverage.  So Americans who’ve lived for years in some cases with the fear that one illness could send them into bankruptcy, Americans who’ve been priced out of the market just because they’ve been sick once, they’ll finally be able to afford coverage -- quality coverage -- many of them for the first time in their lives.

Here's one that never gets discussed. What about those us who are basically healthy and never saw the NEED to shell out for health insurance?  See I'm of the mind that health insurance should not cover every single fucking thing.  Drugs? Okay cover part of that maybe especially some of the more expensive mother fuckers that cost several hundred dollars a month for just a one month supply of ONE drug. The other side of the coin is the PHARMA companies offer deals and help in that regard. Besides do you have any idea what it costs the Pharma companies to get just ONE goddamn drug to market and how many years of research, testing and jumping through government hoops they have to go through to get it to market?

Here's one article and no you aren't hallucinating..a DECADE  minimum goes into getting just ONE drug to market.
However lets go back to those that don't see the point in the expense...like ME.
  I visit the doctor on average maybe ONCE a year. that's not for a check up either.  It's generally when my allergies flare up something awful and I have to go in and get a new script anyway for my nasal inhaler, and now bronchial inhaler for intermittent bronchitis.  That's it.  So why am I going to spend upwards of $12-15000 a year I could put to better use elsewhere for coverage I don't see a point to.  Now if offered the option I might do a plan now that I'm getting older, a plan that offers catastrophic coverage for hospital visits and doesn't cover my drugs or doctors visits.  That I might do. Outside of that?  No, hell no.

Some of them may be sick as we speak.  And this is their best opportunity to get some security and some relief.  Tens of thousands of Americans die every single year because they don’t have access to affordable health care.  Despite this, Republicans have said that if we lock these Americans out of affordable health care for one more year -- if we sacrifice the health care of millions of Americans -- then they’ll fund the government for a couple more months.  Does anybody truly believe that we won’t have this fight again in a couple more months?  Even at Christmas?

Wait, what's this 'don't have access to healthcare' shit?   You can go to the hospital if your sick and they will see you. You can even, if you're broke, appeal to the hospital board for hardship cases and the hospital will waive the fees if the board approves.  It can be done, I've SEEN it done.    So sell that particular pile of shit to someone who believes a single word that comes out of your mouth.

So here’s the bottom line:  I’m always willing to work with anyone of either party to make sure the Affordable Care Act works better, to make sure our government works better.  I’m always willing to work with anyone to grow our economy faster, or to create new jobs faster, to get our fiscal house in order for the long run.  I’ve demonstrated this time and time again, oftentimes to the consternation of my own party.

Willing to work with? Seems to me that anytime the other side comes to the table they always go home sorry and sore and it's your way or the highway.

 But one faction of one party, in one house of Congress, in one branch of government doesn’t get to shut down the entire government just to refight the results of an election.

YES actually they DO. See the HOUSE controls the nations purse strings; NOT you and NOT the senate.  The HOUSE is the nations minder of the checkbook and dispenser of funds...if they don't let the funds go out...whatever pet project your pandering to the profuse number of sheep out there to, doesn't get funded.  The house is...for lack of a better analogy...the economic advisor to the PEOPLE. An executor if you will.   Wait...I got it. The HOUSE holds a Power of Attorney from the people, giving them financial responsibility and control over the REST of the government. The HOUSE in effect gets to...tell the rest of the government where to shove it, when the funds are lacking. The house has quite frankly been failing miserably in this regard for not just as long as the Second Coming of JFK has been in the white house but for more than a decade.  However the failure has been exceedingly egregious over the last 5yrs. Not entirely the fault of the minority party either, though they certainly bear a portion of the blame.   Understand now germs and virii?

Keeping the people’s government open is not a concession to me.  Keeping vital services running and hundreds of thousands of Americans on the job is not something you “give” to the other side.  It’s our basic responsibility.  It’s something that we’re doing for our military, and our businesses, and our economy, and all the hardworking people out there -- the person working for the Agricultural Department out in some rural community who’s out there helping some farmers make sure that they’re making some modest profit for all the hard work they’re putting in.  They’re the person working for HUD who’s helping somebody buy a house for the first time.  They’re somebody in a VA office who’s counseling one of our vets who’s got PTSD.

There you go again using strawmen, and emotional bullying to try and bulldozer over logical thought.  Dude seriously?  You are starting to bore the hell out of me. Put a zipper on your lips, zip them shut and then have someone come behind and weld that zipper shut. I'm tired of seeing your lips move and hearing the grating annoyance of your lying voice.

That’s who we’re here to serve.  That’s why we’re supposed to be carrying out these responsibilities.  It’s why we should be avoiding these kinds of constant brinksmanship.  It’s something that we do in the ordinary process of this extraordinary system of government that we have.  You don’t get to extract a ransom for doing your job; for doing what you’re supposed to be doing anyway; or just because there’s a law there that you don’t like.

You aren't here to serve any but your own interests. You proved THAT one with the ACA. You've proved that one with some of the regulations that have come down at your direction, or those of your functionaries, from various agencies like the EPA...just to name one, the ATF for another.  the only time you SEE the people is when you look down to see what it is  you're stepping on.

The American people sent us here to govern.  They sent us here to make sure that we’re doing everything we can to make their lives a little bit better -- to create new jobs, to restore economic security, to rebuild the prospects of upward mobility.  That’s what they expect.

No we sent you there to mind the store and then turn it over to the NEXT manager we hire and move the fuck on.   Yet you and those like you...especially in congress...seem to have forgotten that.  Otherwise there wouldn't be people in the house and senate that have been there as long as I've been ALIVE. There also wouldn't have been seats held for 50-80 YEARS by political DYNASTIES, iow held by the same FAMILIES for multiple generations. That is NOT what our forefathers intended, you and those before that have been corrupting those intentions for decades, some of my friends would say for well over a century.

And they understand that there are differences between the parties and we’re going to be having some tough fights around those differences.  And I respect the fact that the other party is not supposed to agree with me 100 percent of the time, just like I don’t agree with them.  But they do also expect that we don’t bring the entire government to a halt or the entire economy to a halt just because of those differences.

What I understand is those with you are either your contemporaries and only interested in power and control, or your sheepish servants who seem to CRAVE the slave chain;  because acting on their own and exercising not only their constitutional rights,  but personal responsibility, scares the ever loving hell out of them.

That’s what they deserve.  They’ve worked too hard, for too long to recover from previous crises just to have folks here in Washington manufacture yet another one that they have to dig themselves out of. 
So Congress needs to keep our government open, needs to pay our bills on time, and never, ever threaten the full faith and credit of the United States of America. 
And time is running out.  My hope and expectation is that in the eleventh hour, once again, that Congress will choose to do the right thing and that the House of Representatives, in particular, will choose the right thing.

No what we deserve is a government that stays the hell out our way.   My friend Ev read an article some time back that states that there has been so many laws and regulations passed in recent years; that your average american commits 3 felonies a day because he doesn't even know they exist.  Ev...if you still have the link feel free to paste it in the comments old friend.

Now lets move on to "Congress will choose to do the right thing and that the house of reps in particular will choose the right thing"  Uhmm they already HAVE chosen the right thing.

However.... in this context germs and virii what the right thing to do is by his lights...is to shut the fuck up, sit the down and do what you are damn well told.  Sorry...I ain't built that way.
Like Captain Mal from Firefly...at least SOME of those up in DC seem to be of the same mindset as me.  In that they aim to misbehave.  I applaud them for it.

Thus ends the fisking.

Remember TANSTAAFL and....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Programming note

I'm going to be away from my own computer for the next day, possibly 3. I will most likely still read your responses. I may not respond to them for a day or 4 though. Just so you are duly forewarned my germs and virii. :)

Da Curly Wolf.

Are we any longer worthy?

Worthy of the legacy our forefathers created and left for us? This is the question that is rolling around in my mind right now. It hit me a little earlier this afternoon...and I've been pontificating on it ever since.  Why?  Here's 3 reasons. Perpend

1. The ACA aka Obamacare. A bureaucratic, job destroying clusterfuck of a nightmare. A bureaucratic job destroying clusterfuck of a nightmare that was rammed down our throats in the middle of the night strictly by the democrat party because no one else in their right mind would VOTE for the damn thing.  Oh and...Job Destroying that is unless your employer is or is soon to be the federal government. Under the ACA there will be 10's of thousands of new government jobs created. 16,000 alone at the IRS to enforce this clusterfuck and make sure people who aren't ON some sort of health insurance plan...pay a fine along with their taxes...upwards of $2,000/yr for the next couple years, if I remember correctly.  After which point you can almost assuredly expect the cost of that fine to go up...mark my words.

Yesterday Ted Cruz started a filibuster which the snide are deriding and those in power are calling a waste of time to try and get the funding resolution he supports; which will fund every sector of government except Obamacare passed and educate the people a little bit.
*See my previous post before this one today.

2. We have Justices in their official opinions on a 5th amendment case referring to our constitutionally enumerated and protected rights, as privileges.


will simply say that, the minute you allow the courts to redefine your rights as privileges...you are farther down that path to fully screwed...and further down the path to communism or outright dictatorship, than I care to contemplate.  One more nail in the coffin of the legacy our forefathers left for us.  This one should scare the shit out of everybody.   No matter which side of the political aisle you fall on.  Sadly it's been lost in the shuffle. The pundits and "press" and 'we the people'  should have been raising such a hue and cry over this one that it should have shaken the very foundation and rafters of the US Supreme Court Building and brought it tumbling down on the justices heads!

3. Furthermore I hear this one today...
Kerry the quisling signs UN Arms treaty

I have so many problems with this one I don't even know where to start. but let me enumerate one or two.
Are we, or are we NOT a sovereign nation.  Because if we are...what the hell are we doing signing a treaty that would enforce regulation imposed upon us from outside, by countries that at best, don't like us much and at worst..hate us passionately and would see us destroyed?

2. This travesty has to be ratified by 2/3's of the senate.  The full senate I believe which means 2/3's of all 100 sitting senators. Which means 67 senators. Which means that... of the 46 republicans in the senate 13 would have to spit on the constitution and wipe their asses with it. Which is what they'd be doing. Yeah yeah most of DC has been doing that for decades I know but this one is beyond the pale. Which means for my money...it's not THAT likely.  I hope I'm right on that bet..I really do.

So if it ain't likely to be ratified then, what are the odds that Obama is going this route to distract us from the budget fight[what fucking budget...they haven't bothered to pass a budget in 5 goddamn years!] and Obamacare and various other scandals and end runs around the constitution. All perpetrated upon us by this administration and it's minions in the congress?

I'm providing the link to the text of the treaty from the UN website itself in PDF form
UN Arms Treaty

If that link doesn't work...try this one

The long and the short of it is, it would allow a national registry. If I'm reading what I'm seeing in the text on a skim through, it requires it.  Remember,  registry is the first step towards confiscation.

2b. So if it doesn't get past the senate, what are the odds  he will still try and implement it section by section via fiat, by executive order?  As he's shown in recent years he really doesn't care what we think,  neither does most of congress.

Honestly?  I said before, I believe I have an inkling of whats coming. Again..I don't like it one goddamn bit.

So again, I'll posit the question...Are we any longer worthy of the legacy our founding fathers left us?
Honestly?  To my mind, as it regards most people in DC, and in the state houses and city councils all over this nation?  The answer is, with a few exceptions, not even fucking close.

As it regards We the People?     Court is still in session but the gavel  will be coming down soon and we are our own jury.  .

So think deep and long my fellow jurists and choose wisely.

Remember, TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

The Filibuster of yet another CR.

Senator Ted Cruz has been speaking more or less continually since about 130pm my time[central] yesterday. The vitriol I've seen displayed, the snide comments I've seen about it, are disheartening.

The media quite frankly I expect it from. they are owned lock stock and both smoking barrels, complicit and willingly in league with the democrat party. Hence why some time ago I renamed them the Progressive Propaganda Ministry.
Here's Brit Hume's take
"Utterly Meaningless"

Time making light of him for |
Green eggs and Ham, Ashton Kutcher and White Castle

Now I missed the first two of those things...but...I happen to LIKE the story green eggs and ham still to this day.  So bite me.    As for White Castle...he was pointing to the stated fact, stated BY White Castle,  that White Castle was cutting back on their store openings,because under ACA they could no longer AFFORD to build those stores and more importantly HIRE the staff to man/run them!  

From the Daily Caller. ObamaCare can be defunded IF
A Meteor hits Joe Biden
The Atlantic
  Why his last stand against Obamacare doesn't make sense

What and Sen Thrumonds 1957 stand against the Civil Rights Act of 1957  did? 

 Or Sen Huey Long in the 30's?  People are making fun of Cruz and making snide comments for his reading of Green Eggs and Ham. Well what about Longs readings of things like "pot likkin" recipes or quoting of Shakespeare?

Now for a few on  personal accounts of people on twitter...

is simply an ignorant bought & paid for puppet. Anyone who doesn't see that is a shameful idiot.....
I bet money that Senator Ted Cruz watched The West Wing's second season filibuster episode because I just watched it last week.

Ted Cruz looks down at his notes. "What else, what else..." He launches into more Obamacare material. It's the worst open mic in history

Okay let me stop right here to respond to that last one. What?  And Obama never doing anything except by teleprompter is any better?


God there are so many tweets it's hard to get em all. That being said... Let me finish this as I listen to Ted Cruz finish out his last 30 mins, unless the majority gives him consent to continue, which I seriously doubt.;  that Filibusters be they "true" filibusters that happen on the day of a major or minor bill vote or pre or post cloture votes...don't happen often. They are the last resort in this day and age of instant communcations to TRY and educate, elucidate and illumate people on just what it is these bills are about.   To try and change minds if possible.  Now again in this day and age when the divisions of ideals are so wide, so set in stone this isn't likely...but it is possible.   

To....demean this process, these filibusters be they a "true" filibuster during the time the congress is supposed to be voting on  a bill or pre or post cloture floor time filibusters...is to spit upon the people, to spit upon the memories of those who have gone before these politicians, those that filibustered themselves in the past. Whether I agree with the reasons behind those filibusters or not...to demean THIS filibuster and Senator Ted Cruz, the man currently in control of the floor.  It spits upon the memories and accomplishments of the founders of our country and those that came after, and those among the rest of us that weren't in DC; WE THE PEOPLE.

When WE The People abrogate our responsibilities and yield up the power to the government as has been happening for decades...we demean the memories of our fore fathers.   I haven't bothered to even try and discuss this with anyone because in once case it's by and large preaching to the choir and on the other?  The other is childish folk sticking their fingers in their ears and humming REAL loud.

I believe I have.......an inkling what our future holds. Immediate and slightly farther out. I don't like it. I don't like it one damn bit.

And it's over. Sen Cruz is finished as per senate rules. personally I think it was petty for Reid to NOT allow Sen Cruz to proceed until he dropped.  Now they are invoking a prayer. A prayer that for my money I believe falls upon deaf ears. I believe a great many of those on the hill worship one thing..POWER.

Now Reid is insulting and spitting upon Sen Cruz, the american people and the memories of our forefathers, by calling Sen Cruz filibuster a waste of time.  weep for the future.

Remember  TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Monday, September 23, 2013

American Gun Use is OUT of Control!

Oh noes whatever shall we do?  Shall we cower and simper?  I think not. Lets just call on the UN and the rest of the worlds NGO's all of whom hate us...to disarm the american people.  My response to this thought line?  I hope you've made out your will....

What brings this on my germs and virii? the article of which I will provide the link for,  AFTER I rip the shit out of it.  *Note I will not provide links for the places where you can find the numbers and attitudes I give you because I am long past tired, and past the point of apathy in regards to  repeatedly posting links that back me/prove my point,  only to have people ignore it and not read it*  Lets start with the following image. 

" Dude! thars not a magazine in that thar rifel!"  Incongruity number one. If you are going to complain about the violence I'm surprised this idiot didn't use stock footage of swat armed cops, or even your average regular department cops many of whom have AR-15's as standard equipment. That however wouldn't have fit the narrative. Neither would using footage of gang bangers such as the ones  under it.

Next the caption of the photo.
A man on a rifle range: 'More Americans lost their lives from firearms in the past 45 years than in all wars involving the US.' Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Sigh...the man in that photo is most assuredly not ON the range.  He might be AT the range in the gun shop, but he's not ON the range.

Lets take the quote....You are including suicides in those numbers laughing boy. I don't. and your numbers for those killed in WARS is off anyway.
By my count it's more like 1.25 million americans killed in all wars since the civil war, just in KIA 620,000 of those ALONE was the civil war. and since you insist on including SUICIDES in your numbers..I'll include casualties/injured and MIA's in MINE. Which brings the numbers for the Civil War alone up to 1.5 MILLION people. That right there by itself, that single war, trumps your 1.384 million killed by guns in the US by.....115,829 people.

"Everywhere you look in America, people are trying to make life safer. On roads, for example, there has been a huge effort in the past 50 years to enforce speed limits, crack down on drink/drug driving and build safety features into highways, as well as vehicles. The result is a steadily improving record; by 2015, forecasters predict that for first time road deaths will be fewer than those caused by firearms (32,036 to 32,929)."  

Hmmm. I gotta wonder at those numbers. Be they true or not know this.  People like you bemoan the deaths in America and curse gun owners and point to yourselves as though you were better.  Here's a newsflash again.   Do you people know what the ACTUAL percentage of people killed/murdered in the US are? Not the per capita numbers used by the PPM to inflate, conflate and bullshit the american people? You should...I've posted the goddamn numbers often enough. The actual percentage of the US population that is murdered every year is less than one percent. The numbers are invariably between 5 and 9 THOUSANDTHS of ONE percent of the total population. That's right the numbers are between .005-.009% of 1% of the US population being murdered every year.  THAT's it.  Now again do ya'll know how the reports are compiled?  In the US any murder investigated or suspected as such, whether there's a court conviction or not...goes into the US numbers. Where as in someplace like...ohhh England..unless it's investigated as a murder and garners a conviction of a perpetrator in court, it doesn't go into the yearly government released statistics.

As for the rest of the article, the author can eat shit and die. Holier than thou whining little puppet.


As Old Ben once said "they who would give up essential liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety"

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Short short rant on illegal drugs/war on same

Saw a post on facebook a while ago that showed an infographic on war on drugs, and cost.  It was headed by several things including "victimless crime."

Now while I agree by and large that it's a STUPID war and costs us a shit ton of money for no gain..I take exception to the "it's a victimless crime" shit. I knew at one time plenty of people who used pot...which comprise the bulk of the drug users in the nation, about 95%% give or take. They tend to be, least the ones I knew in the past...successful business owners, and tech wiz kids who run networks for big companies.  Where I take exception to victimless crime bullshit is with the hardcore users of hallucinogens, inhalants, heroin and others comprise about 3.5 million of the nation's 22-23 million users. Those who use those drugs tend to be the real problem children, committing robberies and murders, and car jackings and shit to get their next fix.  So do NOT tell me the drug business is victimless you assholes.

That is all.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Historical, and not in a good way, USSC decision

Ladies and gents...apparently while we've all been busy focusing on President Obummer, the congress, the various government agencies and how THEY are trying to fuck us....
Repeated multiple attempts and and infringements on our 2nd amendment rights since 1934 on the federal level. the stuff they've been doing on state levels in certain states is seriously heinous.
Attempts to regulate us into virtual and financial slavery....the clusterfuck known as Obamacare, EPA regulations, OSHA regulations.  New rules and regs up and down the government bureaucracy alphabet soup. 

We kind of forgot to watch the United States Supreme Court.

In a decision this June...in language that leaves me cold...the dishonorable justices termed our constitutionally protected rights...well just one for now, as privileges.  No I shit you not.  In Salinas V. Texas  the supremes...inluding Justices, Scalia, Kennedy,  Thomas, Alito.etc, all..said the plaintiffs case failed to meet requirement for the 5th amendment.  Justice Alito went so far as to say, and Justices Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts agreed that,
KENNEDY,concluded that petitioner’s Fifth Amendment claim fails because he did not expressly invoke the privilege in response to the officer’s question

Wait...what?  Since WHEN did our constitutionally enumerated and protected RIGHTS become privileges?    Here's a kicker...the only justice to file a dissenting opinion in this case was Breyer.

Now without a singular doubt the plaintiff[suspect] should have exercise his right to shut the fuck up to avoid self incrimination just a tad sooner. But at the time of his questioning, he wasn't under arrest, he wasn't mirandized, he was cooperating with officers. up til they got to the point where they asked him if the shells found at the crime scene would match his shotgun. THEN he shut up.  Read the file.  It's interesting. He wouldn't answer that one simple question but cooperated with every other single question the PD asked.  Hell they lacked sufficient evidence to arrest him for it in the first place so they arrested him for outstanding traffic warrants to his name. He was released due to insufficient evidence to even attempt to try him for murder. They arrested him on hearsay "witness" evidence in which someone else said they heard Salinas confess to the murders.

Justice Alito went on to say in his opinion that "The privilege against self incrimination is an exception to the general principle that the government has a right to everyones testimony"

Justice Breyer wrote and Justices Kagan, Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined him..
"In my view the fifth amendment here prohibits the prosecution from commenting on the petitioners silence in response to police questioning. And I dissent from the courts contrary conclusion"

A friend of mine upon reading this story on my facebook wall said...and I quote  "if the amendments can be classified as privilege, then think of the 1st, 2nd, and 4th and how they come into play. In short as a country, you are screwed if this is allowed to continue"In short I happen to agree with him. Although he's leaving out the 6th. 8th  and frankly the government on all levels has been ignoring and pissing all over  the 10th for  decades if not longer. If we allow the courts to redefine our constitutionally protected rights as privilege, then we are dead as a nation. Dead and buried and all over but the dying and enslavement of the people.  So the question becomes...what happens, what do we do going forward? 

In the long....

There are it is said 4 boxes of liberty.  First is The Soap Box ,in which we speak our minds and try to enlighten others as to what we think and why we think and try to bring them around to thinking as we do through logical, reasoned and sometimes highly impassioned  argument.

Sadly a great many aren't listening to logical argument backed by historical examples and it's hard to cut through the noise of the Progressive Propaganda Ministry when those who believe what the PPM and the government tell them, stick their fingers in their ears and hum real loud when we TRY to have a conversation.  So as far as I'm concerned...by and large the soap box is now useless outside of , as they say, preaching to the choir.

The Ballot Box in which we vote our conscious and try to put people in office who hold closest to our own ideals and beliefs.  Well that one is now well and truly fucked.  Anytime anyone comes out of the grass roots as it were, a reformer, they are vilified, shouted down, shouted over, etc...or the PPM digs out old skeletons as it were to destroy them. Look at what happened with the willing connivance between the PPM and the Republican National Committee  in 2011-2012 election cyclein their successful efforts to destroy every other possible candidate until we were left with Romney...the RNC's chosen man, chosen I might add before the first goddamn debate was even over.

The Jury Box- in which we chosen for a jury are supposed to decide whether we believe someone guilty of a crime solely on evidence, not emotion.  You can feel in your heart that a defendant is as guilty as sin, but if you decide the case on that,  on feeling. on facts not in evidence you fail your duty as a juror, and better pray to whatever god you believe in that  you don't face the same dishonesty in your jurors should you face a judge and jury someday. IOW should the shoe be on the other foot.  I don't care if the son of a bitch on trial has a record as long as my arm that includes rape, robbery and all sorts of other fun and entertaining criminal discord...the fact he's out is either a failure on the part of cops to find actual evidence, the prosecution to prove it's case or the system itself for failing us all. Make  no mistake the justice system is failing us miserably.  It's also still having some successes and actually doing it's job.  I could keep on in this vein and give examples and what I believe is a huge travesty of justice in keeping someone alive whose such a danger to the populace that we keep him in a cage indefinitely at tax payer expense, and it's expensive. [it runs in the BILLIONS to house a states prisoners every year.] rather than removing him from the equation of life. However that is an issue that includes my take on the death penalty and that discussion is NOT why we're here right this second.

 Finally there is the final arbiter...the ammo box. In which the only way to be free because the other 3 boxes have failed...is to start the bullets flying and people on both sides start dying.  Frankly as heated and nasty as the arguments are getting, as we have more and more examples of a government run amok...we may very well be approaching that time.  Our forefathers guaranteed us and protected this final box in the Constitution because they knew as students of history, that all governments eventually slide over that embankment of power onto the road of  tyranny eventually. They knew that a free, educated and armed populace could not be enslaved without a fight, or deceit and  trickery.

Can we who believe in the Constitution and the greatness of our nation turn back the tide of tyranny using solely the 1st 3 boxes before it's too late, and have no choice but to open the fourth?
 I don't know what to think on that score anymore.  Somedays I say unequivocally "yes" and then I read shit like this court opinion, see honest people vilified and verbally stone for their honesty and forthrightness and  belief in the greatness of the nation, the law and the people. I've said before I've been blocked from and by more groups than I care to think about. Most of them are a mental masturbatory circle jerk echo chamber. Some started out that way...some get taken over by the idiots and become that way and.......sigh and this is turning into one long assed ramble in the end. Time to end it.  I leave you to think your own thoughts and come to your own conclusions.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insantiy

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Woman who didn't want gun in home, now grateful she did

Oh and a hearty hat tip to my friend Miguel over at GunFreeZone for this one.

So this lady didn't want a gun but her husband insisted she learn how to use one just in case.  Turns out the hubby was right.  As some of my friends in the gun community are fond of saying "It's better to have a gun and not need it, then to need it and not have it."

Turns out that the idiots who broke into her home were brothers and they were high on some illicit substance. Do any of the anti gun nuggets out there REALLY think talking or tossing something at them would have worked?  If so..more the fool you.


Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.


Yeah, I know. ya'll are probably as tired of hearing that name as I am, and for varying reasons.

Well as some of you may know George Zimmerman's wife called the cops and accused him of assault and pointing a gun at her.

Now he was released and in a simply shocking  turn of events..SHE has been arrested.


Now does anyone notice a difference in the two links?

No?  think on it. I'll wait.




If you guessed that the link about George is from a NATIONAL Big 3[ABC/CBS/NBC] affiliate and the other is a smaller outlet.  Congratulations! You grok*. If you didn't guess the correct answer...well there's always the next pop quiz I suppose.

The first got splattered all over the national news, non stop. While the second, outside of 2 smaller outlets is getting no play  whatsoever in the national media. Hell even FOX ain't bothered to report the 2nd one yet and I figured they'd be first to jump on it.

In other news Shellie Zimmerman was pled guilty to and took  a plea deal for perjury, about 2weeks ago. A friend of mine suggested that from his read of it, she was railroaded. That may or may not be...but did not the STATE government of Florida, and the progressive propaganda ministry ,and that quisling ass licking, duck fucking, dipshit we have for a President;  do that to her husband from the get go?   Is she not trying to do the same thing now to get a more favorable outcome for her in the divorce case against her soon to be EX husband?  Welcome to the party Shellie, karma is a bitch.

Hmmm if the video from Shellie's ipad show that she did in fact start the altercation with George the other day and was the one doing the assaulting?  I wonder what the fact that she's already on probation for lying, is going to do to any sentences she might garner if tried  and convicted by judge or jury for this assault charge?   For one it certainly violates the terms of her probation, so she'll likely get time behind bars for that alone.  We'll just have to watch and see.

Remember TANSTAAFL and.....

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

*you grok- understand, comprehend.

Friday, September 13, 2013

miscellaneous post

As I sit here on this beautiful friday afternoon, miserable, I gotta ask?  What for did I do to deserves this misery?
*next round of sneezing, sniffles and back of the throat drainage ensues like a solid slap to the head*

Oh yeah..I skipped out on taking my allergy meds for a day or two in the middle of ragweed season. this is my punishment.  My sinuses telling me in totally not subtle, totally unequivocal way that *I* am a dumb ass for not taking my allergy meds.

With any luck I'll be better by tomorrow. Sunday at the latest. in the mean time...I am miserable.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

9/11...12 years later.

Yay and verily it's that time of year again. Time to shout "Remember 9/11", and ask "where were you/what were you doing on that day"

I'll keep this short and sweet folks.
I remember EXACTLY where I was and exactly what I was doing when it happened.  I also remember thinking as I ran over to the electronics department just in time to watch the plane fly into the 2nd tower.."someone just declared war".  I also remember thinking it might have been the Pakistanis.    Honestly as hypocritical as this is going to sound. I don't need people posting "remember 9/11" across my wall. See...as I said. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing.
I also have something like 15-20 VHS tapes full of non stop hour by hour, 24hr coverage for days afterword. For days afterword my VCR was NEVER off and neither was my television. If the tape ran out when I was home..I changed it. If it was set to run out in the middle of the night..I set my alarm clock for a little before  that time to change the tape. While I was at work my little sister did it for me. I did that for...4 days. I called my sister shortly after I watched the plane hit the 2nd tower and told her to jack a blank into the VCR and hit record.  I bought a pack of tapes during my lunch break and took it home with  me.

I will never forget. I will never forgive.  Ever.

addendum 9/11/13 1:50pm:
Then there was the US Ambassador and 3 other brave souls killed by yet more cowards on the anniversary of 9/11, on september 11th 2012.  What did our government do about it? They blamed it on you tube video. Said it had nothing to do with the anniversary of 9/11 and swept it under the rug with the willing perfidity and compliance of the Progressive Propaganda Ministry.

Again..I will never forget and I will never forgive. In this case that extends to the people who killed our ambassador and his security team AND to our government.

That is my 9/11 anniversary post. That is all.

Remember..TANSTAAFL and...

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Monday, September 9, 2013

From urbangrounds. DC proposes 24hr waiting period before you can get a tattoo.

Yep you read that title right. They are proposing a 24 waiting period in DC before you can get a tattoo.

Read on McDuff...

I love this bit from my blogger buddy Robbie who's blog that is...

"A public safety issue? Uh, huh.
This encapsulates the entirety of the Progressive ideology: you are too stupid and utterly incapable of making decisions on your own behalf; it is only through the wisdom and benevolence of the Government that you might be saved from yourself.
Except when it comes to murdering the unborn baby in your uterus — in which case, we’ll get out of your way and let you destroy two lives at once without a moment’s pause."

Yep pretty much sums it up.

Remember TANSTAAFL and...
I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Race? what is race?

Good question.
Here's the short answer. It's a massive crockpot full of shit on high temp that's stinking up the whole house  and a misnomer.

"Wait? What?"  I can here you say or in some cases shout at the top of your lungs.

Verily, calm down. Sit a bit and ruminate, whilst I illuminate. Yes as a matter of fact I've happily jacked that line from a Disney cartoon. What of it? It's a good line. Movie was full of 'em. However I digress, back to the subject at hand.

Race, is a massive crock of shit. A false bill of goods. Snake oil sold to the unwitting and in some cases the willfully ignorant,  by a nest of snakes.  A great many of them in political office.  Lets not get me started on what I'd like to do to most politicians. It's graphic and ugly.

What most people refer to as "race" is in point of fact, my fellow germs and virii..Tribe.  Ergo 'racism' is 'tribalism'.  In other words, differences of opinion and fighting between the various tribes of man.   There are as many different tribes and kinds of tribes as...well I won't say as there's stars in the sky, or fish in the sea because that would be an exaggeration. However there's a just a whole lot of different tribes and kinds of tribes out there in the world of man.

Tribalism has existed among man since we first separated from our ape ancestors and came down out of the trees.  Sociologically it all breaks down to tribe in one form or another.
In the micro scale you see it as loyalty and relationship of  family. Blood relations.  Your mother, your father, your sisters and brothers.  Next scale up is extended family, Aunts, uncles, cousins etc. 
In times past to make or preserve peace or for varying other reasons...one family would marry into another by bonding their sons and daughters. Thereby making, keeping the peace, cementing ties of friendship and power...the reasons for marriage are varied throughout history and that's a whole different discussion on it's own.  

Here's another example of tribe. The social tribes.  Folks who get together for love or enjoyment of one form of art, or what they consider art or another. Love of machines like cars.  Enjoyment in collecting something like guns, knives, books, musical instruments etc etc ad nauseum.   Sports fans are another tribe, choosing to belong to a tribe that share's their love and enjoyment of a game. Cosplayers, Gamers, Geeks, all different tribes with one thing in common. Their love of and enjoyment in sharing what they love with others who feel as they do.  They are tribes of choice. They  choose to belong to that tribe.

What else are the military branches but tribes. Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force etc.  Tribes that give up something, time, some freedoms and time for themselves for their  the smaller tribe, their family to join a larger tribe, the military as a whole, in order to serve the greater good for an even GREATER tribe.   In other words their nation.  They sacrifice some of the smaller tribal needs for the needs of the greater tribe, the nation. 

Nation or nationality is tribalism in Macro or large scale...simplest way I can put it.

Tribes all have varying desires, wants, needs and are GOING to clash. It's just nature.  all nature wars on itself. Plants will strive to grow faster, grow off to the side or even strangle their competitors for sunlight to grow. Small fish are hunted and eaten by other fish, who in turn are hunted by something else right on up the chain.  Insects war among each other for territory and sustenance and supplies for the larder, for the good of that insect tribe.
There isn't but one race, the human race, all else is tribalism.  Once you accept that...[or happen to have a low tolerance for bullshit from the get go] it's a little easier to deal with the "race baiters", and those who cry "racism, racist, hater...etc etc.".  They are in it not to better their tribe but for the betterment of themselves at the EXPENSE of their tribe and everyone else.     It's also a lot of fun to make their heads explode when you explain this stuff to them.  the apoplexy, oh my god the faces turned purple with rage...is down right amusing.  I keep waiting for their heads to explode in the most literal sense of the word, from blood pressure alone, but I keep getting disappointed. Oh well. I can live with that I suppose.

Remember TANSTAAFL and..

I now return you to your regularly scheduled inanity and insanity.