Day By Day

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm dying here

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm extreme!




What I'm not is a republican. Nice ad Republicans, too bad Obama is that creature you made viable because of the electorate's revulsion with Republican abuses between 2000-2006. He who smelt it dealt it. You suck too.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No mosque!

Whittle weighs in on the Cordoba Mosque

Such eloquence!

Hook Down, wheels Down



Awesome footage.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

40 Years of Federal meddling in education produced this moron



Unbelievably stupid person. A left winger of course.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Underneath all that green, it's red



It should be clear why the solution for every ecological problem is more socialism, more government control and less freedom.

The fraud behind the stimulus thinking

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Where are the blacks?



Pay close attention to the very last bit. That's post-racial wisdom, not the divisive race baiting that has been coming out of the mouths of Obama and the rest of the progressives.

Well Letterman is in the tank then....



Almost everything David and Rachel Madcowdisease said is a lie. It IS about facts and they don't have any.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Obama's oil spill story begins to crumble....

From the Washington Examiner comes the story of how the Coast Guard failed to follow their own rules and may have contributed to or caused the oil leak.
But in the critical first days after the explosion, the new report reveals the U.S. Coast Guard disregarded its own firefighting policy and might have caused the oil rig to sink -- prompting the leak that resulted in the largest oil spill in U.S. history.
Evidence unearthed by reporters Aaron Mehta and John Solomon shows the cash-strapped Coast Guard broke its own rules and didn't have a firefighting expert on the scene to oversee the private boats battling the blaze. There's an ongoing investigation to determine if the salt water sprayed on the burning oil rig caused it to sink.
"The question of what caused the platform to collapse into the Gulf ... remains unanswered and could prove vital to ongoing legal proceedings and congressional investigations," the article states. "That is because the riser pipe from which the majority of BP’s oil spewed did not start leaking until after the rig sank.
There's more here: http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/30/did-the-government-cause-the-gulf-spill/

I'm so glad that incompetent Bush isn't still in charge.....hope and change....smoke and mirrors...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tyranny is colorblind...



That's the beginning of an adult conversation on poverty and race...

Did this actually get on the air?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Incompetence and disinterest?



The lack of response to this oil spill is criminal. But the bigger the disaster the better to leverage in saddling the US with crippling carbon taxes. The gulf is being killed to advance left wing politics. I hope the fracking left wing tree huggers wake up and smell the methane.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Funny review of Avatar

This just plain cracked me up





It's long but damn it sure is good....

Friday, July 16, 2010

Dumb as a stump

I give you the conscience of the house of representatives, Sheila Jackson Lee.



Generations of gerrymandering voting districts has given us this gift, some of the most profoundly stupid politicians in the history of the human race, elected over and over again.

Imagine the quality of the legislation this person creates and supports. Imagine that this veritable genius helps shape the direction of this nation, helps decide what projects are worth funding and which aren't. Imagine we're not in deep shit because there are plenty more just as oblivious to reality as this person serving at her side.

Good luck with that.....

Traitorous bitch resentenced to 10 years


A judge had resentenced a 70-year-old civil rights lawyer to 10 years in prison for letting a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with his radical followers.
Federal Judge John Koeltl sentenced Lynne Stewart in Manhattan after she pleaded with him to reimpose the two-year, four-month sentence he had originally given her in 2006. She said she has been diminished since her November imprisonment.
An appeals court had ordered a new sentencing, saying the judge needed to consider whether she committed perjury. Koeltl says she did and he says she lacked remorse after her first sentencing.
Prosecutors had asked the judge to impose a sentence of at least 15 years.
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manh ... z0ttdcbaYA
Rot in hell!

The "revolution" in health care rationing

UFO Shuts down Chinese airport

Wow!



ABC news has it here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/ufo-china-closes-airport-prompts-investigation/story?id=11159531



I'm glad that there are still mysteries in this world, they capture the imagination and keep me interested.

I snickered

Thursday, July 15, 2010

All the President's Men

I can't seem to get this to embed so you'll have to follow the link....

Eyeblast.tv

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Federal over regulation from the EPA?

Say it's not so!
New Environmental Protection Agency regulations treat spilled milk like oil, requiring farmers to build extra storage tanks and form emergency spill plans.
 http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x1224670387/Outcry-from-farmers-over-spilled-milk-rule

That's right milk is now a hazard subject to EPA regulations. What this really does is drive the cost of food up in the name of protecting us from the dangerous spilled milk! Next up you'll need a trained hazmat team to clean up after your infant dumps their bottle out on the high chair. No throwing those milk sodden bounty paper towels into the trash, you'll need to pay for proper disposal.

Yet more nanny state insanity brought to you by a negligent and lazy congress who have created a nation ruled not by law, but by regulators with unlimited power.

More from J. Christian Adams

I'm going to take a small quote and encourage everyone to go read this.
Soon after his confirmation, Attorney General Eric Holder labeled us a nation of cowards, a people supposedly unwilling or afraid to discuss race. Based on my experience as an attorney at the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department, Holder has far more to fear from that discussion than do the rest of us.
If we had that frank, truthful discussion about race, we’d learn that the Obama administration doesn’t believe some civil rights laws protect every American. The Bush Civil Rights Division was willing to protect all Americans from racial discrimination; during the Obama years, the Holder years, only some Americans will be protected. Americans have a right to know and judge the racial policies of the administration they elected in 2008
go read the rest here: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/j-christian-adams-you-deserve-to-know-—-unequal-law-enforcement-reigns-at-obamas-doj-pjm-exclusive/?singlepage=true

 Remember this in November, remember this in 2012 and vote this corrupt administration and their enablers out of office.

Death Panels

Remember back before reality set in and there were no death panels? remember the promise, err lies, that Obama and all the Democrats spouted? That there would be no rationing? The unicorns would fly out of my ass?


BERWICK ON HEALTH CARE RATIONING

DONALD BERWICK: “The Decision Is Not Whether Or Not We Will Ration Care—The Decision Is Whether We Will Ration With Our Eyes Open.”  (“Rethinking Comparative Effectiveness Research,” An Interview with Dr. Donald Berwick, Biotechnology Healthcare June 2009)
http://republican.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Blogs.View&Blog_Id=3240c089-76af-4bd9-b891-c4076890e333

Read it all. We've been lied to; some of us knew this but many of you believed the lies.

Remember this in November, remember this in 2012, vote out the liars in the White House and their enablers in the House and Senate.

We do not have a leader in the whitehouse, just a resident fool


Oil Spill Timeline from RightChange on Vimeo.


Remember this in November, remember this in 2012, vote these fools out, those in the White House, and their enablers in the House and Senate.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The continuing effort to ostracize and eventually burn at the stake

those who have the unmitigated audacity to think global warming is a scam. Now the national academy of science has posted a list of scientists who cannot be trusted. The reason they can't be trusted is because they threaten the gravy train of "climate science" grants and might actually interfere with the politics of suppression that the global warming enthusiasts are pushing. Power and control, follow the money. Frank J. Tippler writes in PJM:
The National Academy of Sciences, in its official journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has just published a list of scientists whom it claims should not be believed on the subject of global warming. I am number 38 on the list. The list of 496 is in descending order of scientific credentials.
Professor Freeman Dyson of the Institute for Advanced Study, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Society, is number 3 on the list. Dyson is a friend of mine and is one of the creators of relativistic quantum field theory; most physicists think he should have shared the Nobel Prize in Physics with Richard Feynman. MIT professor Richard Lindzen, a meteorologist who is also a member of the National Academy, is number 4. Princeton physics professor William Happer, once again a member of the National Academy of Sciences, is number 6.
I think it is clearly an honor to be included in a list of people who have accomplished so much. How much longer before we start burning their books? Fascism is on the march and it hides behind so-called global warming "science".

Monday, July 5, 2010

If this doesn't move you nothing will

The Kagan nomination

This pretty much nails it for me...



Treasonous, intellectually dishonest, hypocrite, unqualified, undignified, agenda driven, radical left wing activist. Kagan is a danger to the court and the US Constitution but I really didn't expect anything else from this president.

Why we may have already lost our democracy


The DOJ's handling of the Black Panther voter intimidation case reeks of stolen elections. The adminstration doesn't want you to see this interview with Bartle Bull....



Here's another interview that's very important.



Holder needs to go, the Department of Justice needs to be completely rebuilt. Obama needs to go, in fact I suspect Obama is in this up to his neck. This is raw corruption, this is the disenfranchisement of white voters. This is the end of democracy.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our future under Government healthcare

(CNN) -- A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to life-threatening diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has recently mailed letters to 1,812 veterans telling them they could contract hepatitis B, hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) after visiting the medical center for dental work, said Rep. Russ Carnahan.

 http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/06/30/va.hospital.hiv/index.html

This is a f'ing tragedy, but it's typical of any Government bureaucracy, ineptitude, mismanaged, hideously expensive failure making mistakes that have fatal consequences for the victims of Government sponsored neglect. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Speaking of the crossroads

This would be my friend "Lizard"

Iowahawk goes to the crossroads

Very cool story with pictures about being recruited by Fender to bring his hotrod to the 2010 Crossroads Blues Festival, complete with backstage pass...

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2010/06/we-went-down-to-the-crossroads.html

green with envy I am....

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ain't it the truth!

A great day for golf


I expect the incompetent 0ne in chief has a grueling 18 holes to deal with again today.....

Now for something different

Apathy and Anger

The bookworm room has an interesting piece up about Obama's binary reaction to all events (when he's not busy golfing as the nation burns)
Obama has been in office roughly a year and a half.  That’s long enough to get a handle on what motivates our president.  He’s pretty binary.  When he’s not partying with rock stars, he’s either apathetic or angry.
It's worth the read....

Saturday, June 26, 2010

A tale of three rivers

I've just returned from my annual pilgrimage to northern New Hampshire to fish with my friend John. Driving up on Wednesday I found John at the camp and we walked in on the FFO section of the Androscoggin River in Errol and fished. Quite honestly the fishing was atrocious, there was no insect activity, no fish were showing and I managed a couple of small salmon and a 8" brook trout.

Thursday we met our guide Ken in Colebrook, NH by mid morning and he took us on a 12 mile drift down the Connecticut River. Neither John nor I had much experience on the Connecticut and I was surprised to find that the river is mostly slow water fishing. There were some fish showing at the put in and we managed a couple of small rainbows on caddis emergers. As we headed down the river the weather kept changing from hot and humid to cold and rain and back again. It seemed like as soon as we were too hot and took off the rain jackets it'd cool off start to rain again. The weather was keeping the fish down. Ken worked his tail off changing out our flies and working the boat but the fish just weren't cooperating. About 6PM it started to rain quite hard and Ken switched me up to a small streamer and I had some fast action as long as the rain was heavy but didn't catch any large fish. Despite the unfavorable fishing the trip was enjoyable and I learned a good deal about the river.

Ken shows off a small trout

Wednesday evening John and I fished the Magalloway river just below the dam on Aziscohos Lake. The river there drops 250 feet in 2 miles and it's quite steep so fishing it required a bit of scampering about the rocks and boulders along the shoreline. There were mayflies, caddies, and stoneflies hatching in great numbers and John seemed to do well with an elk hair caddies but I didn't hook up at all. Still it was a great night to be out and fishing in such a beautiful location.

John mid river

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

where is fish?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

RomneyCare vs. ObamaCare

Anyone who thinks that Romney is a conservative needs to consider this; he's a Republican elected as Governor in one of the most liberal states in the US, Romney is about as conservative as your average centrist democrat.
Let this be a lesson in just how bad 'mandatory' insurance is



Two additional articles that sum up the fail that is Mitt.

http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/15/news/economy/massachusetts_healthcare_reform.fortune/

The lessons of RomneyCare?
Lesson 1: The Massachusetts plan does not control costs.
Lesson 2: Community rating, guaranteed issue and mandated benefits swell costs.
Lesson 3: Huge subsidies for low-to-medium earners could prove extremely expensive.
Lesson 4: The exchanges reward people for working less and earning less.
Lesson 5: The generous plans and added mandates give employers an incentive to drop health insurance.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/mitt-romney-tries-to-play-the-jobs-card-2010-02-23

The Massachusetts experience?
The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts from January 2003 to January 2007. And during that time, according to the U.S. Labor Department, the state ranked 47th in the entire country in jobs growth. Fourth from last. 
Mitt isn't a conservative and he might have been a great businessman but he's a lousy Government bureaucrat. Under his leadership Massachusetts economy didn't improve at all and he left them saddled with a failing health care experiment that's destroying coverage for those who had it.

Evil rules in Gaza

Rudi gives MSNBC hell

Solar Roadways?



God knows that the constant repaving of our roads has given reason to driver frustration and cynical comments like "repair season" which is apparently 8-9 months a year here in Maine. I agree with this guy that the current technology is antiquated. The useful lifetime of asphalt and the cost of repairs is certainly driving taxes ever upward.

I'd suspect that the paving industry will object to wide scale adoption of this type of technology since road repairs is a multi billion dollar industry; one that is likely rife with payoffs, ripoffs and fantastic profits for those on the inside.

I have reservations as to the reliability of the entire LED light scheme; the LED lights that I've purchased, flashlights, desk lighting etc. have all had failure rates that disappointed me. I don't understand how the LEDs in my appliances, TVs, guitar gear and so on can last for decades but an LED flashlight develops issues in less than a year. I had purchased some nice LED lights to go under the shelving on the hutch of my home office desk and almost every single one failed within 3-4 months and the replacements have also failed. I also note that Lowes no longer carries that light fixture anymore. Perhaps it's just cheap construction.

I also have questions about how well this road will respond to the winters of the north, will they buckle when the temps swing 50 degrees in a day? How will they withstand the salts, the snow plows, chains on tires, studded snows?

Still it's an off the grid idea and I think we need to encourage more of that type of thinking.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I love this line....

A mini review of Jeff Beck's Emotion & Commotion CD

If you're a fan of Beck then this CD needs to find a place in your collection. Opening with the haunting Corpus Christi Carol Jeff provides the kind of unpredictable noodling that has made him one of the world's foremost guitarists. Joss Stone joins for an interesting version of I Put A Spell On You as well as Theres No Other Me. 





Also joining in for vocals are Imelda May on Lilac Wine and Olivia Safe on Elegy For Dunkirk.


There is plenty here for Beck fans to enjoy








Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Carrier ops

Cool video of a cat shot and landing taken with a camera on the pilot's helmet.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Resign or impeach!

This man should either resign immediately or be impeached.



Then he should be charge with assault.

Dear Village Idiot...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

I need to buy more of this guy's movies

Because he makes perfect sense to me

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Vote for Joe

My good friend and former bandmate has a song up in the Rock The Space 2 contest.



Not sure how the voting works to be honest.

Is this the end of blame Bush?


From http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jun/4/likely-intel-chief-clapper-held-disputed-wmd-view/
President Obama's choice to be the next director of national intelligence supported the view that Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq sent weapons and documents to Syria in the weeks before the 2003 U.S. invasion.
OMG! Someone who believes that Iraq had WMD, that they sent them to Syria before the war started. There's tons of other testimony to this fact.
The man who served as the no. 2 official in Saddam Hussein's air force says Iraq moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria before the war by loading the weapons into civilian aircraft in which the passenger seats were removed.
The Iraqi general, Georges Sada, makes the charges in a new book, "Saddam's Secrets," released this week. He detailed the transfers in an interview yesterday with The New York Sun.
"There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands," Mr. Sada said. "I am confident they were taken over."
Mr. Sada's comments come just more than a month after Israel's top general during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Moshe Yaalon, told the Sun that Saddam "transferred the chemical agents from Iraq to Syria."
http://www.nysun.com/foreign/iraqs-wmd-secreted-in-syria-sada-says/26514/
 Other users noted that Syrian journalist and human rights activist Nizar Nayouf told the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf in 2004 that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein smuggled his arsenal of chemical and biological weapons into Syria just prior to the United States' invasion of Iraq in 2003.
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/what-is-assad-hiding-in-his-backyard-1.292935

It's been reported in the western media that an investigation showed that no such transfer took place yet that's not really what the reports said:
It seems to be commonly accepted that Iraq did not have WMDs at all. The intelligence was obviously flawed, but the book has not been closed on what actually happened. The media blasted the headline that Charles Duelfer, the head of the Iraq Survey Group tasked with finding out if Saddam had WMDs, concluded that a transfer did not occur. In reality, his reportsaid they were “unable to complete its investigation and is unable to rule out the possibility that WMD was evacuated to Syria before the war” due to the poor security situation.
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/satellite-photos-support-testimony-that-iraqi-wmd-went-to-syria/

One of Saddam's Generals concurs: http://www.globalpolitician.com/21610-iraq-syria-wmd

Where there's smoke there's usually a fire. The left will continue to deride this story and shout "no blood for oil" but the facts are that Saddam once had WMDs. Not all were accounted for during the UN inspections. The question is still valid, where did they go? Did Saddam destroy them? Unlikely. Are they still buried in Iraq or were they moved to Syria?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

I'm starting to really like Gov. Christie

Straight talk OMG!



and he's right it's about power and control and we the people should be in control, not the unions who have shown a total disregard for fiscal sanity.

That unbiased media reporter Helen Thomas



STFU you deranged old bat, shouldn't you be retiring?


Eichmann 1937: You people should go back where you came from – Palestine.
Thomas 2010: You people should go back where you came from – Germany.

More signs of the deep seated insanity of the left



Ernst Rhome is that you? What a great idea! Let's make our political opposition illegal and jail those who embrace those ideas. Democrats like Grayson do not believe in our political system and they're working to dismantle it. Is it any surprise that this guy is a strong supporter of this President and his administration full of incompetent thugs? Demogauges like Grayson are a clear danger to our republic.

Another sign that the left in the US has lost it's mind

Thursday, June 3, 2010

On the continuing rehabilitation of the Carter Presidency.....

When you're full of shit it eventually catches up with you.....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Plug the damn hole!

I'm sure shouting orders always works in these cases, besides I don't see any leak.....

Obama is continuing his round the clock efforts to make Jimmy Carter look like a good leader.

Michael Yon's War

It began with a bridge. On the morning of March 1, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated on Tarnak River Bridge near Kandahar, Afghanistan, killing multiple civilians and one American soldier. While the destruction of a single bridge might ordinarily pose a mere inconvenience to the U.S. war machine, in the oppressive terrain of Afghanistan it became a logistical chokepoint, halting ground-based operations for days.
War correspondent Michael Yon sought the answer to an uncomfortable question: who was responsible for the security of that bridge?
Yon is no ordinary reporter. A former Green Beret with U.S. Army Special Forces, he has spent more time embedded in Iraq and Afghanistan than any other journalist. His dispatches have produced some of the most memorable combat narratives of the war, and a large share of its most iconic images. Make no mistake; Michael Yon is not a dispassionate observer of the Columbia J-School variety. When writing about U.S. forces, he says "we." When writing about insurgents, he calls them terrorists or Taliban. And when reporting failures in the war effort, he names names. This has earned him both the respect and ire of senior military staff. In the case of the Tarnak River Bridge, the name most repeatedly mentioned as responsible for its security was Daniel Menard, the Canadian brigadier general in charge of Task Force Kandahar. Yon went public with this information
I've long been a fan of Yon's coverage, he's the best, one of the sources I trust the most. This is a great article that explains much of how Yon came to lose his embed.  I fear that Yon is correct and that we're about to throw the war in Afghanistan. Read the rest of this fine article here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/06/michael-yons-war/57483/

This is a total outrage!

What it boils down to is the Department of Defense is docking disability payments to a wounded Iraq war vet to pay for equipment that was lost when he was wounded and evacuated from the battlefield.

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Gary Pfleider II served his country for six years before he became a member of the new generation of disabled veterans. 
Pfleider, a former Oregon National Guard soldier, was shot by a sniper while on patrol in Iraq in September 2007. He has only vague memories of the event, but now must live with a permanent reminder -- a brace he'll have to wear on his leg for the rest of his life. 
"I remember grabbing a hold of my leg, and realizing I had blood on my hands," he said. "And from that point on until I got loaded onto the Stryker was just a big blur."
Three days after he was shot, Pfleider received a Purple Heart. 
Almost two years later, he received a bill from the military for missing equipment. 
The sum of the bill, which includes interest, is $3,175. It itemizes a list of gear the military issued to Pfleider that did not come back with his unit in 2008. The lists includes clothing items, canteens and grenades.
Disgusting!

Hot air and ice

Steve Goddard over at Whats Up With That has a nice article about how the arctic sea ice has recovered to where it was about 10 years ago. It's well worth a look.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/05/31/wuwt-arctic-sea-ice-new-7/#more-20063

Halp me the ice is disappearing!
Is not amused!

Monday, May 24, 2010

I really loved Firefly and Serenity



and this looks ok to me too...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Well said sir!



Stuff it Mexico!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

RIP Ronnie!








Sunday, May 16, 2010

Democrats are scared and when scared they act like scum

Via the blogprof....the Dems in Michigan are trying to register a tea party as an official 3rd party.

This isn't even AstroTurf. It is outright political fraud. Fearful of the tea party movement in Michigan (which Democrats and Republicans alike should be), the Democrats and/or their special interest groups have begun the process of officially hijacking the movement. Like in Nevada, they will likely launch their own 'tea party' candidate that is anything but. Unfortunately for the Democrats, 1) the tea party is more informed than they give us credit for; and 2) this news is breaking at the very conception of this slimy political move. The news was broken last night by Chetley Zarko on his website Outside Lansing: Zarko Research Exclusive: Dem Dirty Trick on Fake Tea Party Petition Revealed
Read it all here.... 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A polite get fucked letter

Pretty damn good!
Dear Prof. Popkin:
A segment on WJLA-TV’s 11:00pm newscast yesterday featured you endorsing a tax on pizza.  You justified such a tax on grounds that Americans today eat too much “junk food.”
Believing Americans to be too dimwitted or lacking in self-control to choose for themselves what to eat, you obviously also believe that college professors possess the moral authority to propose that government dictate the contents of other people’s diets.
So the rules of civil society, as you see them, are apparently these: If Professor divines that Person isn’t acting in Person’s own best interests, government should obstruct Person’s efforts to live as he or she wishes and prod Person to live instead according to how Professor wants Person to live.
I, too, can play by these rules.
I propose that all articles and books advocating that government intrude into people’s private choices be taxed at very high rates.  Socially irresponsible producers of such “junk” scholarship churn out far too much of it.  As a result, unsuspecting Americans consume harmfully large quantities of this scholarship – scholarship made appealing only because its producers cram it with sweet and superficially gratifying expressions of noble goals.  These empty intellectual ‘calories’ trick our brains – which evolved in an environment that lacked today’s superabundant access to junk scholarship – into craving larger and larger, even super-sized, portions of such junk.
The tax I propose would reduce Americans’ consumption of this mentally debilitating, university-processed junk that serves only to inflate its producers’ egos and consulting fees while it makes the rest of us intellectually flabby and clogs our neural pathways with notions that are toxic to each individual who reads it and to the entire body-politic.
As a nation, we have a duty to prevent our fellow citizens from mindlessly ruining their minds – for when any one mind is damaged by the consumption of junk scholarship, the rest of us are harmed by the resulting obesity of the state.
Sincerely, 
Donald J. Boudreaux

Some  of the comments are downright interesting too http://cafehayek.com/2010/05/open-letter-to-prof-barry-popkin.html

It is well past time for this incompetent fool to be fired

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona's new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn't yet read the law and is going by what he's read in newspapers or seen on television.
Time to go you race baiting moron.
 

The banality of evil

There's an interesting read in City magazine about a pair of Russians who stole thousands of documents from the former Soviet Union. These documents give a detailed look into the workings of the totalitarian Communist regime. This stuff would have been hot as hell when I was a kid, today no one will publish it.

In the world’s collective consciousness, the word “Nazi” is synonymous with evil. It is widely understood that the Nazis’ ideology—nationalism, anti-Semitism, the autarkic ethnic state, the F├╝hrer principle—led directly to the furnaces of Auschwitz. It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history.
For evidence of this indifference, consider the unread Soviet archives. Pavel Stroilov, a Russian exile in London, has on his computer 50,000 unpublished, untranslated, top-secret Kremlin documents, mostly dating from the close of the Cold War. He stole them in 2003 and fled Russia. Within living memory, they would have been worth millions to the CIA; they surely tell a story about Communism and its collapse that the world needs to know. Yet he can’t get anyone to house them in a reputable library, publish them, or fund their translation. In fact, he can’t get anyone to take much interest in them at all. 
Then there’s Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky, who once spent 12 years in the USSR’s prisons, labor camps, and psikhushkas—political psychiatric hospitals—after being convicted of copying anti-Soviet literature. He, too, possesses a massive collection of stolen and smuggled papers from the archives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, which, as he writes, “contain the beginnings and the ends of all the tragedies of our bloodstained century.” These documents are available online at bukovsky-archives.net, but most are not translated. They are unorganized; there are no summaries; there is no search or index function. “I offer them free of charge to the most influential newspapers and journals in the world, but nobody wants to print them,” Bukovsky writes. “Editors shrug indifferently: So what? Who cares?”
Who cares?  I wonder how many college professors, how many newsmen, how many 'patriotic' politicians names are contained in those documents in ways that might just undermine their careers? We already know that Ted Kennedy attempted to get the Soviets to undermine Reagan (for which he should have been tried and punished). How many others attempted to undermine our democracy when it didn't work they way they wanted? Will this history never be written?

Friday, May 14, 2010

This is odd

We need more politicians this direct

Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his 'confrontational tone'

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Why we could lose

Watch this weasel Holder squirm rather than just speak up.



These hairsplitting dumbasses would rather throw the war than call a spade a spade.

One of those days

Someone cue Art Linkletter!

I believe you should live each day as if it is your last, which is why I don't have any clean laundry because, come on, who wants to wash clothes on the last day of their life -- Age 15

Give me the strength to change the things I can, the grace to accept the things I cannot, and a great big bag of money -- Age 13

It sure would be nice if we got a day off for the president's birthday, like they do for the queen, Of course, we would have a lot of people voting for a candidate born on July 3 or December 26, just for the long weekends -- Age 8

Democracy is a beautiful thing, except for that part about letting just any old yokel vote -- Age 10

Home is where the house is. --Age 6

I often wonder how come John Tesh isn't as popular a singer as some people think he should be. Then, I remember its because he sucks-- Age 15

For centuries, people thought the moon was made of green cheese. Then the astronauts found that the moon is really a big hard rock. That's what happens to cheese when you leave it out -- Age 6

My young brother asked me what happens after we die. I told him we get buried under a bunch of dirt and worms eat our bodies. I guess I should have told him the truth--that most of us go to hell and burn eternally--but I didn't want to upset him -- age 10

I gaze at the brilliant full moon. The same one, I think to myself, at which Socrates, Aristotle and Plato gazed. Suddenly, I imagine they appear beside me. I tell Socrates about the national debate over one's right to die and wonder at the constancy of the human condition. I tell Plato that I live in the country that has come the closest to Utopia, and I show him a copy of the Constitution. I tell Aristotle that we have found many more than four basic elements and I show a periodic table. I get a box of kitchen matches and strike one. They gasp with wonder. We spend the rest of the night lighting farts. -- Age 15

When I go to heaven I want to see my grandfather again. But he better have lost the nose hair and the old-man smell -- Age 5

I once heard the voice of God. It said "Vrrrrmmmmm." Unless it was just a lawn mower -- Age 11

I don't know about you, but I enjoy watching paint dry. I imagine that the wet paint is a big freshwater lake that is the only source of water for some tiny cities by the lake. As the lake gets drier, the population gets more desperate, and sometimes there are water riots. Once there was a big fire and everyone died -- Age 13

I like to go down to the dog pound and pretend that I've found my dog. Then I tell them to kill it anyway because I already gave away all of his stuff. Dog people sure don't have a sense of humor -- Age 14

As you make your way through this hectic world of ours, set aside a few minutes each day. At the end of the year, you'll have a couple of days saved up -- Age 7

Often, when I'm reading a good book, I stop and thank my teacher. That is, I used to, until she got an unlisted number -- Age 15

It would be terrible if the Red Cross Bloodmobile got into an accident. No, wait. That would be good because if anyone needed it, the blood would be right there -- Age 5

Think of the biggest number you can. Now add five. Then, imagine if you had that many Twinkies. Wow, that's five more than the biggest number you could come up with -- Age 6

The only stupid question is the one that is never asked, except maybe "Don't you think its about time you audited my return?" or "Isn't it morally wrong to give a warning when, in fact, I was speeding?" --Age 15

Once, I wept for I had no shoes, then I came upon a man who had no feet, so I took his shoes. I mean. it's not like he needed them, right? -- Age 15

If we could just get everyone to close their eyes and visualize world peace for an hour, just imagine how serene it would be until the looting started -- Age 15



from http://www.misscellania.com/

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Science Magazine owned

Tim Blair notes
Science magazine is deeply disturbed: 
We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. 
One small problem. As James Delingpole reveals, that poley bear image is fake. It’s been photoshopped. Sciencesubsequently admitted: 
The image associated with this article was selected by the editors. We did not realize that it was not an original photograph but a collage, and it was a mistake to have used it. 
As Science says: “There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions.”
The best lines are in the comments, my favorite "What Science magazine doesn’t realize is that polar bears, unlike liberal twits, run into obstacles and just deal with them."

Is it getting too easy to make fun of the global warming fakers?

you can't measure a live snake

But you can keep an eye on it.

Breitbart has a nice article that attempts to keep track of ACORN's re-branding efforts.

http://bigjournalism.com/mvadum/2010/05/11/tracking-acorns-rebranding-process-a-handy-updated-guide-2/

Is this a joke?

me or the boat?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Alcohol Abuse?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Slam!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

E2-C down

the Grumman E2-B carried me safely through 1012 hours of flight off 3 carriers and over almost every ocean on this planet. Sadly this E2-C didn't make it home.

The plane had blown an engine over the northern Arabian Sea, and the lead pilot, Lt. Miroslav "Steven" Zilberman, had to make lightning-quick decisions.

The E-2C Hawkeye, returning from a mission in Afghanistan, was a few miles out from the Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier. Zilberman, 31, was a veteran U.S. Navy pilot who had flown many times in the Middle East with the Hawkeye, a turbo-prop aircraft loaded with radar equipment.

The starboard propeller shut down, causing the plane to become unstable and plunge. Zilberman ordered his three crew mates, including the co-pilot, to bail. He manually held the plane as steady as possible so they could jump.

"He held the plane level for them to do so, despite nearly uncontrollable forces. His three crewmen are alive today because of his actions," Navy Rear Adm. Philip S. Davidson wrote to Zilberman's parents.

Zilberman went down with the aircraft on March 31. The 1997 graduate of Bexley High School was declared dead three days later, his body lost at sea.
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/04/23/navy-pilots-last-act-saving-3-crew-mates.html?sid=101

What part of illegal don't you dumb shits understand?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

proud

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fist of the Fleet

Over at the pilots pub, a forum I hang in, we've got a Chief who challenged the forum to design the paint job for the CAG's F-18. Several different folks contributed ideas that finally congealed into a post made by a youngster from the UK. The idea was accepted by the squadron and this is the result.










In the pre-internet world we just didn't get to participate in such coolness.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I've been working on my anger management


Here's your chance to grade the arrogant SOB


I don't expect CBS's perky anchor will be touting the results on the news anytime soon though....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Man Dogs

It's Yon, that's as good as it gets

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/man-dogs.htm

The Minority Report


A mediocre sci-fi film set in the not too distant future where law enforcement utilizes some mysterious technology to view crimes before they take place and then pre-arrest and convict the perp, preventing the crime, and making the world safe for humans, babies and fuzzy creatures. B movie fare, mildly entertaining, don't need to see it twice commercial pap.

or is it? Apparently not.
To hear them tell it, the five police agencies who apprehended 39-year-old Oregonian David Pyles early on the morning of March 8 thwarted another lone wolf mass murderer. The police "were able to successfully take a potentially volatile male subject into protective custody for a mental evaluation," announced a press release put out by the Medford, Oregon, police department. The subject had recently been placed on administrative leave from his job, was "very disgruntled," and had recently purchased several firearms. "Local Law Enforcement agencies were extremely concerned that the subject was planning retaliation against his employers," the release said. Fortunately, Pyles "voluntarily" turned himself over to police custody, and the legally purchased firearms "were seized for safekeeping."
I bet just about any one of us would have "voluntarily" turned ourselves over. Check out why
This voluntary exchange involved two SWAT teams, police officers from Medford and nearby Roseburg, sheriff's deputies from Jackson and Douglas counties, and the Oregon State Police. Oregon State Police Sgt. Jeff Proulx explained to South Oregon's Mail Tribune why the operation was such a success: "Instead of being reactive, we took a proactive approach."
"We took a positive approach"? I guess the report was in; David Pyles was suspect in a terrible crime no doubt....
There's just one problem: David Pyles hadn't committed any crime, nor was he suspected of having committed one. The police never obtained a warrant for either search or arrest. They never consulted with a judge or mental health professional before sending out the military-style tactical teams to take Pyle in.
They preemptively arrested him, and forced him to submit to a mental health evaluation without due process. That evaluation will follow him for the rest of his life; potentially impacting his ability to obtain a job, credit, professional licenses, firearms etc.  Not only did they bring enough force to take down a gang of bootleggers, but they lied to him as to their intentions.
"They woke me up with a phone call at about 5:50 in the morning," Pyles told me in a phone interview Friday. "I looked out the window and saw the SWAT team pointing their guns at my house. The officer on the phone told me to turn myself in. I told them I would, on three conditions: I would not be handcuffed. I would not be taken off my property. And I would not be forced to get a mental health evaluation. He agreed. The second I stepped outside, they jumped me. Then they handcuffed me, took me off my property, and took me to get a mental health evaluation."
So based on the whim of some law enforcement official of some sort, they deployed a heavily armed mob of police to subdue the potential criminal. They didn't interview him, nor did they interview any of his friends, family or neighbors, they just sprang into action.
By noon the same day, Pyles had already been released from the Rogue Valley Medical Center with a clean bill of mental health. Four days later the Medford Police Department returned Pyle’s guns, despite telling him earlier in the week—falsely—that he'd need to undergo a second background check before he could get them back. On Friday the Medford Police Department put out a second press release, this time announcing that the agency had returned the "disgruntled" worker's guns, and "now considers this matter closed.
For any gun owner this is chilling, the stuff nightmares are made of. The police surround your home, assuming that you're willing to fight, armed to the teeth, snipers, flash bangs all sorts of the usual paramilitary toys we've been arming our police with in concert with the idiotic "war on drugs".

Mr. Pyles is apparently a pretty level headed guy and clearly no danger to anyone. This could have been a disaster, but one that would have been a big story, for a day or two, locally, with perhaps some passing national mention about a disgruntled gun nut the police were "forced" to shoot and kill.

Turning our police into ersatz armies is a bad idea. Every year these swat teams raid and terrify, if not kill, innocent people in the mindless pursuit of telling adults what they can and can't do with their bodies. And when they're not raiding your local suspected druggies they're raiding the local gun nuts.

All on the whim of an unnamed law enforcement official. Mr. Pyles certainly has a case that's likely to force some changes in the way the police treat innocent civilians; and well it should. It's high time that we the people started rolling back the blank check the police have written for themselves and start holding them accountable for their actions. Heads should roll in this case, and more than one.

Read the rest here

How's that hope and change working out anyway?

Just about sums it up...