Day By Day

Thursday, March 31, 2011

While I'm on the topic of the almost terminally stupid

the stupid, it burns....

It is interesting to see that commie shill Andrea Mitchell and Feinstein, both of whom have rattled off the "illegal war" in Iraq canard, suddenly talk about how we "declared war" on Iraq. Which is also untrue..we haven't declared war on anyone in decades....

ahh the stupid it burns....

The silver lining

I know that I'm glad that the country is in such great hands. I'll bet that every unemployed & underemployed person in the US is fucking ecstatic that our CO2 emissions are down.

Of course we all know Clair's emissions aren't down, but she did have to pay the back taxes on her private aircraft....once she got caught...taxes are for the little people, so are carbon limits. So as you freeze and starve to death in the dark take heart that people like Clair can still see that silver lining.

Oh the irony!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

It's new to me

Fender Classic Players 60's Strat in sonic blue another evilbay score

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Farewell Mr. Perkins

A long full life of music. Rest in peace.


As seen on Drudge this morning:
- Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggestion Gaddafi could be assassinated
- French propose a new political ‘committee’ to oversee operations
- Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over disagreement over campaign’s direction
- Italians accuse French of backing NATO in exchange for oil contracts
- No-fly zone called into question after first wave of strikes ‘neutralises’ Libyan military machine
- U.K. ministers say war could last ’30 years’
- Italy to ‘take back control’ of bases used by allies unless NATO leadership put in charge of the mission
- Russians tell U.S. to stop bombing in order to protect civilians – calls bombing a ‘crusade’
The vacationer in chief and his teleprompter are busy voting present on this subject. Once again we see how his community agitator roots play out in the Presidency, he agitated, then walked away because leading is actually hard work. You have to do those "D" word things like decide or do. How uncomfortable that must be for someone who apparently thought that being President was the political equivalent of "American Idol" without all that pesky singing and stuff. Community agitators just agitate, they don't actually do anything themselves, they produce nothing more than tension and chaos. They're consultants who tell others what they should be doing and then walk away without getting their tender hands dirty. Can't interrupt the old golf game or my taxpayer paid vacation to bask in the adoration of the mobs of the 3rd world.

There's an old saying "Never do an enemy a small hurt" or perhaps "If you strike the king, you must kill him". Sage advice. Unless you're a Democrat. Or an idiot, but I repeat myself.

Obama's lack of leadership is almost criminal. In that leadership vacuum we see just how decisive the Europeans are, which is not at all. Behind the very thin veneer of civility in the EU lie the old grudges. Could this break up NATO? Possible but not likely, but it certainly doesn't bode well for future cooperation within the alliance. Meanwhile Qaddafi now has a new grudge of his own to nurse against the west. How long before it starts raining airliners again?

It's amateur hour in the White House and the President is busy playing tourist. Meanwhile the world burns. I've seen more leadership in a pack of girl scouts. No doubt he'll be heading back to Norway soon for another Nobel.

Sure Joe

This embarrassing idiot is Vice President of the US.

So go for it Joe, impeach your President.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The new media meets the new civility

The thugs in Wisconsin aren't going to go down without a fight, and their idea of a fight is hate, violence and intimidation. Democracy in action left wing union style. Check it out:
This isn't a one way fight any more. We will take it from the internet right to 2114Chamberlain Avenue. Do you have any idea where you live? Let us spell it out for you.We understand that you like to eat on the square. You like the Baked Potato at the OldFashioned, do you? There were five of us in there last Tuesday. You like to eat atFresco? We're in the Overture eating, serving, cooking, playing, and performing. Atleast twenty of us have worked for Food Fight. You like to fucking drink at FAIR TRADEdo you? At FAIR TRADE? You are citizen-BANNED from Fair Trade. We will Walker youstraight out of the place whenever you show up. We are at every coffee shop on State,open to close, all the time. We will hang up wanted posters of you everywhere you liketo go. We will picket on public property as close to your house as we can every day.We will harrass the ever loving shit out of you all the time. Campus is OCCUPIED. Statestreet is OCCUPIED. The Square is OCCUPIED. Vilas, Schenk's Corners, Atwood, WillyStreet – Occupied, Occupied, Occupied, Occupied. Did you really think it was all aboutthe Capitol? Fuck the Capitol, we are the CITY.

I don't think I've ever seen a better argument for the disbanding of public unions. We've allowed a culture of entitlement to run amok for far too long. This reads like the tantrum of a 4 year old.

Friday, March 18, 2011

the tower of London is a must see

Been there twice and while the tour is always fun and funny this guy takes the cake

Moron calls Rush, hilarity ensues

I'm not a big fan of Rush, I don't listen to his show. I saw this elsewhere and just had to post it.

Like Rush I'm mystified as to what that asshat was trying to say...

The shame...

Three questions for you.
  1. Do you think of Republicans and the Tea Party as dangerous, violent extremists?
  2. Do you think the Wisconsin protests over GOP Governor Scott Walker's move to strip public sector employees of collective bargaining were peaceful?
  3. Do you scoff at the right wing notion that mainstream media like the New York Times, the TV networks and NPR have a liberal media bias against the conservatives?
If you answered 'yes' to all three of those questions, then let me ask you one more...
Why isn't the mainstream media talking about the death threats against Republican politicians in Wisconsin?

ding ding ding ding ding! we have a winner!

published at a most unlikely source, the Huff post...

Read it all it will be time well spent.

Meanwhile here at home....

Larry Bliss couldn't find work in his home state of Maine so, like many unemployed, he broadened his search and located a job elsewhere in the country. Unlike most unemployed, however, Bliss had "state legislator" listed on his resume as his current title during his entire 16-month job hunt.
Our fine Democrat ex-legislator adds this snippit of sudden self awareness:
"The irony is both sides of the aisle are all talking about the need to move forward with economic development to create jobs," he said. "It's frustrating to admit that we as a state have so failed our citizens that I have to leave to find a job. It's a sad comment on how the legislature works." 

40 years of Democrat dominance in Maine government has culminated in one of the worst job markets in the US and a business hostile state Bureaucracy. Oh the humanity!

America's chickens are coming home to roost! - the iWon's spiritual advisor Rev. Wright

President Obama has accomplished what was once believed to be impossible making the French look like decisive world leaders....

And the UN has almost outdone itself by making a decision in record time! Now that Gaddafi has all but totally destroyed the rebels, the UN has forced itself into protecting them.

Is it too little too late?

Will a no-fly zone bring an end to Gaddafi or just create a festering civil war that never ends? I'm betting on a festering civil war.

No doubt a 6th fleet carrier is moving into position and the US will take the lead on this. I'm hoping the French and Italians put their military where their mouths are and step up, wouldn't that be a change?

cuz it's hard being President....

Joe Bonamassa

This is sort of old news. Last fall I went to the Hampton Casino and saw Joe Bonamassa perform, it was a fantastic show. I found these videos from the show posted on you tube.

Joe is a fantasic player! You can get some free Bonamass downloads and a constant stream of news if you go to and join.

the left continues the charm offensive in Wisconsin

Some children apparently never grow up. The temper tantrum continues. Big Government has an excellent compilation of the on-going union thuggery in Wisconsin.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

How bad is it?

Tax the rich? Eat the rich?

The cure to all of the US's fiscal ills according to the left is to "tax the rich". I agree that many of the rich could certainly afford to pay more in taxes but the cure according to fish is a flat tax so that the loopholes, which mostly only work for the rich, are gone.

Lately that idiot Michael Moore has been telling the US that there's plenty of money. I found this article quite interesting:
The United States of America has about 400 billionaires. Moore calls them “400 little Mubaraks.” About half of those have less than $2 billion each, and those with a net worth in the double-digit billions is an exclusive club of about 30.
The grand total of the combined net worth of every single one of America’s billionaires is roughly $1.3 trillion. It does indeed sound like a “ton of cash” until one considers that the 2011 deficit alone is $1.6 trillion. So, if the government were to simply confiscate the entire net worth of all of America’s billionaires, we’d still be $300 billion short of making up this year’s deficit.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

This just says it all

the tantrum continues

Now with mafia-like thuggery:
The undersigned groups would like your company to publicly oppose Governor
Walker’s efforts to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees in
Wisconsin. While we appreciate that you may need some time to consider this
request, we ask for your response by March 17. In the event that you do not
respond to this request by that date, we will assume that you stand with
Governor Walker and against the teachers, nurses, police officers, fire fighters,
and other dedicated public employees who serve our communities.

In the event that you cannot support this effort to save collective bargaining,
please be advised that the undersigned will publicly and formally boycott the
goods and services provided by your company.....
Mob rule in action.

Death threats:
SHEBOYGAN — State Sens. Joe Leibham and Glenn Grothman said they are among as many as 18 Republican senators who received a death threat following their votes to eliminate most collective bargaining powers for public workers.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Now more than ever it's time to stand up to these union thugs and the Democrats behind them and say no.

Friday, March 11, 2011

NPR stealing from the poor to entertain the rich since 1970

Straight from the horse's mouth:

What happened as a result is that we unwittingly cultivated a core audience that is predominately white, liberal, highly educated, elite

Read more:

Everyone knows the predominately white, liberal, high educated, elite need subsidies for their radio station...

This is the face of the new civility

glad we could clear that up

The Union/Democrat circle jerk of corruption

The ongoing temper tantrum of the left in Wisconsin demonstrates the left's lack of respect for our representative democracy. Remember when Obama told the republics "I won"? Remember when the Democrats jammed their ill conceived "ObamaCare" down our throats? Remember Obama telling Republicans they could "come along for the ride" but they needed to "sit down and shut up in the back of the bus"? Remember all the talking heads of the party mouthpiece telling us "elections have consequences"?

Democrats only support democracy when they are winning. The rest of the time they undermine the legislative process with threats, coercion and legal action.

But in this case the underlying reason for the Democrat's hysteria is money; funds derived from a circle of corruption. It is no secret that the vast majority of political donations coming from unions goes to Democrats. So when a "public service" union sits down at the table to "negotiate" for wages and benefits with the politicians the negotiation is always win/win for the union and the pols, while the public gets to pick up the tab. As union wages and membership rise, union dues increase and that gives the unions more money to give back to the very politicians that negotiate their benefits and wages.

While I believe that unions, like all parasites, eventually sicken or kill their host, I have no objection to public employees forming unions. I do object to public unions making political contributions.

The congress and all the states should pass legislation blocking political contributions from unions that represent public employees. Failure to do this is de facto consent to corruption.

My sympathies go out to Japan

There is nothing like mother nature to put humans in their place. My sympathies to the Japanese people. I hope you can pull your lives back together quickly.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fish awakens

Over on the pub a discussion broke out because my wife recently bought a Prius. Some people thought that planning for increases in energy costs was akin to asking for prices to rise. I posted this in response

I've been an advocate of an "apollo" like program to end the US dependence on imported oil since about 1974. 

We cannot drill our way out of this, but not drilling doesn't help even more. In the meantime I don't believe that the attitude of 1 of us, or even 50 million of us will impact the price at the pump for the foreseeable future. We are held hostage to a legacy of bickering and indecision reaching back to the first Arab oil embargo in 1973-74. Every President and every congress since then has failed us in a most fundamental way. We should have realized then that it was only a matter of time before this would undermine our country. 

I honestly believe that we need a leader who can stand up and make this stick:

"Part of what makes the US both free and successful is the fact that we have millions of cars. Personal transportation is one of our greatest success stories. Instead of insisting that Americans change the way they live, limiting our freedom, our choice and destroying our standard of living, our very culture, we should instead embrace this fundamental fact and address the real issue, that being our dependence on energy imports. The fix for this is twofold; 1. we drill every greasy spot in sight in order to increase supply which will reduce prices (short term fix) and 2. we invest in converting ourselves to a hydrogen economy (the long term solution). That investment will be expensive but in the end the US will once again be the innovator of the world by being first. That investment will pay us back many times over just as the Apollo program has."

In the meantime reality rears it's ugly head, gas will hit 5 or 6 dollars a gallon this year and it's a damn good bet that it won't go down much. Smart people plan for reality, I'm also installing a new highly efficient furnace this spring and doing a fair amount of work to the house intended to cut my heating and cooling costs because those are going to skyrocket along with gas and every other thing we purchase.