Friday, July 30, 2010

Stray thought of the day

No matter how much you're fighting with your loved ones right now. Remember, wood chippers are forever.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oklahoma Primaries

Yesterday Oklahomans set a bit of history. For the first time in state history the ballot for the governor will be between 2 women. From what I understand it is also only the third time something like this has happened in US history.

Before you get all happy dancy, our choice for governor come november will be between a liberal and a RINO. :-/

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Awesomeness debuts tonight!

All hands to your Internets! Tonight marks the debut of the media empire that will be...

6pm Eastern, be there or be a regular 4 sided polygonal shape.

Edit: The .mp3 is now available. Just go to this link.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Typical of the regime...

I was handed an article today from an old campaigner that came out to the range. Just a short 3 paragraph blurb buried in the back of The American Legion Magazine. I was unable to find a link to the article so I'm reproducing it here. Again this is from the August 2010 issue of The American Legion Magazine and is their sole copyright.

Hoping to win more hearts and minds in Afghanistan, the United States and its NATO allies are planning a commendation to recognize "courageous restraint" among troops in the field. According to a NATO statement, the goal would be to "celebrate the troops who exhibit extraordinary courage and self-control by not using their weapons."

The notion that there needs to be a commendation for restraint seems to be based on the false and faulty premise that U.S. forces haven't used restraint to date. In fact, they comprise the most lethal force in history, which makes their restraint all the more impressive.

Plus, the people who know best - those who have served - worry about the unintended consequences of rewarding and thereby encouraging "courageous restraint." As American Legion National Commander Clarence Hill Observes, "Too much restraint will get our own people killed ... The proposal to award medals for holding fire is troubling because it is symptomatic of a growing culture in the military that will punish troops making split-second decisions while they are expected to defend themselves and their comrades."

Or as one of the former marines here put it, "UN-fucking-believable".

The only question that I have is the comment about "unintended consequences". The consequences are there for anyone to see. This system will only cause more deaths of our troops while serving to encourage and embolden the "peace loving" muslim terrorists. I honestly believe whoever thought this grand scheme up fully realizes what he or she is doing and what it will cost on blood and suffering to our side.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Two posts in one day....

I know! How did you get so lucky.

Let's see, oil spill, floods, Afghanistan, Nukes in Iran and N. Korea. Massive, MASSIVE government overspending and debt for decades...

But what is CNN doing a news special on tonight? Yeap, that hard hitting, oh so important, Lindsey Lohan jail time. (psst, she's only doing 2 weeks, not 90 days.) Although, I think the news cycle will last the full 90 with no time off for good behavior.

I guess CNN stands for Celebrity Network News.

Way to keep ensuring you're not relevant anymore Ted.

Lest we forget this.

On March 23, 2010 one of the greatest crimes against this country was perpetrated by a select group of people that has long ago ceased to listen to the people they were supposed to represent.

On that black day, the mis-named, so called, Health Care Reform Bill was passed by a corrupt and despotic regime.

We need to remember now and in November and in 2012 and beyond. None of them should be allowed to forget that to cross us, the American people, has dire consequences. I would be completely okay with the lot of them having to live in exile for the rest of their lives.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Thoughts to Ponder

(Shamelessly stolen from Snig's e-mail)

Good health is merely the slowest possible
Rate at which one can die.

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day,
Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Some people are like a Slinky ...
Not really good for anything, but you
Still can't help but smile when
You shove them down the stairs.

Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday,
Lying in hospitals, dying of nothing.

All of us could take a lesson from the weather.
It pays no attention to criticism.

Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00,
And a substantial tax cut saves you $30.00?

I guess I'm with LawDog on this one.

Depending on the day, subject, phase of the moon, I don't know, etc. I write like

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
Cory Doctorow

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
J. D. Salinger

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I write like
Dan Brown

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

These are my last 5 or so posts, in no particular order.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Molly minute.

Look!!! Molly minute.

And the mom-fantastic.

How do people look so chipper at 6:30 in the morning?

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Additions.

Yesterday, I met her.

She's out to shoot the ProAm Nationals this weekend.

Pretty cool, huh. She's a pretty cool shooter too.

She's been duly added to my blogroll, check her out.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Evolution of a language.

Follow this.

It started as: Illegal Aliens
    Oh no, much too harsh and real. Let's soften that up and make them sound better.
It morphed to: Undocumented Aliens
    Better. See, now people will think they've just lost their paperwork in the mail. Damn postal workers! They're racist! But still, "aliens", that conjures up images of big bug eyed monsters and lasers. Too scary.
It evolved to: Undocumented Workers
    Ahh, much better. Now they're just poor disadvantaged people striving to attain the American Dream. Only... hmm... Ooh! American Dream!
Harry Reid calls them: Undocumented Americans

    Now, it's just a short jump till they can vote! I guess that would be Harry Reid's version of the American Dream.
Nice how that works out for them, isn't it.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Okay, it happened....

The Feds finally got around to filing suit against the state of Arizona.

(the link goes to the .pdf file of the actual court document)

It was bound to happen. The feds, by some accounts, have been falling down on the job of border protections for well over a two decades now. But that's not the point. The point is borders are in the federal sandbox and they don't want anyone playing there except themselves.

Although, it seems to me that they've sort of been absent from that sandbox for a long time and the toys are just sitting there going to waste and all the other kids are getting kinda angry about it.

But I do have a point here. The Arizona law does not enact any new laws. It only allows local law enforcement to enforce those federal laws that the federal government has failed to enforce. And here's where I get confused. See, it used to be that the federal government didn't have any enforcement branches. Any laws it passed had to rely on the states for enforcement. I doubt any of you are old enough remember, but when the FBI was originally established they weren't allowed to carry guns. Why? Because they were only supposed to be an investigative aid to local law enforcement. When the FBI was first established most people still looked to local and state governments for most things, and a federal anti-crime agency was looked on with suspicion.

So, why do the feds have a problem now with Arizona stepping up to enforce laws the feds have passed?

Well in the last 100 years since the FBI was founded, we've allowed the federal government to enact, or create whole gigantic enforcment agencies or just plain usurp whole areas of law enforcement. We've got the FBI, DEA, NEA, CIA, ATF (or BATFE or whatever), plus a whole slew of others. Hell, even the U.S. Dept. of Education has an enforcement branch with armed agents. Puts a whole new light on truant officers doesn't it. And we even have federal laws that state that if it's a federal agency, it's people can be armed. H'Ray for National Endowment for the Arts and it's jackbooted armed thugs... wait...

So, more and more power in the form of law enforcement has been transferred from local and state authority to federal authority. Which in the short term looked great. The local governments didn't have to pay for that anymore. (They neglected to realize that the feds now pay for it and the money still comes from the taxpayers, but that's a different rant.) At first it was "please, let us do this. It'll be easier on you and you won't have to worry your pretty little head about it." Now it's, "How dare you try to take authority for this. We'll show you in court that it's ours!" How far away can we be from, "That's ours, and this gun pointed at you proves it."

The path from freedom to tyranny is sometimes hard to see, till hindsight kicks in.

I know this post isn't all that clear or well written. Fact is, the idea behind it is still sort of misty and amorphous in my mind. The idea is there though. We, as a people, got complacent and lazy and allowed the start of our falling away from freedom and democracy, we fast approaching the time when even if we pull the ripcord on the parachute we'll still slam into the ground of tyranny and oppression.