Sunday, November 30, 2008

FOX News Sold-Out to Saudis?

Per Atlas, "...we could not help but notice the increasing Saudi influence at FOX News ever since the French riots of 2005 when after one phone call, FOX newscasters stopped calling the Muslim rioters Muslims.

“I picked up the phone and called Murdoch … [and told him] these are not Muslim riots, these are riots out of poverty,” Prince al-Walid said."

Atlas has the whole story here.

I'm unsure whether or not this is actually true, but you can bet that I'll be watching FOX closely for any dhimmitude. At least tonight on Huckabee's show, he was calling it pretty-much straight.

Depression Survival Quiz

You Are 67% Likely to Survive Another Great Depression

Even though you may not be expecting the worst, you're the type of person who prepares for the worst.

You live a relatively modest life. You don't overspend, and you aren't very materialistic.

You are also quite self sufficient and independent. You have many useful skills.

You can take care of yourself and those you love... which is crucial to surviving another Great Depression.

I thought that I would be a world-class survivor, but now I'm depressed.

How I Feel These Days...

I try not to be too maudlin about the current world-situation, but between terrorism, despotism, and evil abroad -- combined with sloth, ignorance, and laziness here at home, my hope is getting a bit threadbare lately.

How did it come to this, indeed.

Single Women 4 Obama

Interestingly, Neil Boortz singles-out a key demographic in Obama's recent victory -- and it's behavior-dependent:


All you single women out there, it seems as though your screams were heard loud and clear: "I want my mommy!" You voted in record numbers to put Democrats in the White House and Congress. Unmarried woman supported Barack Obama by a 70% to 29% margin. And this should really tell you something ... there was a 44-point difference between the voting behavior of married versus unmarried women. Married woman already had their security ... single women were looking for it. In fact, based on the Edison/Mitofsky National Election Pool published by CNN, if it weren't for your overwhelming support of the Chosen One, John McCain would have won the women vote and the White House.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say there are two factors at play. Unmarried women didn't like Sarah Palin – maybe they were intimidated by her ability to be a woman, a mother of 5, a governor, and be able to handle a shot gun. And unmarried women are eager to suckle the government teat. They feel insecure. They don't have a husband to provide ... so the government becomes their husband. Not a bad deal, I guess. The government provides you with the safety net you would normally get from a good marriage, and you're free to mess around pretty much as much as you want! They are just begging to be the beneficiaries of government and all the mediocrity it has to offer.

Well -- I guess these ladies (can I still use that term without seeming sexist?) will now get the government that they deserve. Unfortunately, so will the rest of us.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Words Fail Me.....

Whoops! Wrong Plate.

Here's the Right One!

Oh my -- the hubris exemplified by the Obama Commemorative Plate ranks right up there with those folks who want to create a Barack H. Obama national holiday.

Oh well, I guess these things are inevitable if he's another Reagan, FDR, Licoln, and Karl Marx all rolled into one.

Dang -- if only I was a complete and utter whore-monger. I could be making so much $$$$ from these imbecilic Obots.

The USA is now Officially a Third-World Shit-Hole

Trampling Death in NY WalMart:

Third-World Bum Rush

And the scum did not even stop shopping while paramedics worked to save the poor bastard. RIP.

Shooting @ Toys-R-Us in CA:

Welcome to Mexifornia!

At least they both killed each-other with no innocent bystanders being physically injured. Psychological damage / trauma to little kids -- that's another story.

Anybody else notice that the rot is worst on the edges of the country?

It's over -- for now

A 60-hour terror rampage that killed at least 195 people across India's financial capital ended Saturday when commandos killed the last three gunmen inside a luxury hotel while it was engulfed in flames.

Indian Special Forces w/Attack Survivors

Meanwhile, US Muslims show solidarity with the innocent victims -- er, correction -- make that "the terrorist attackers". Knock me over with a feather.

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Lesson from the Past...

...Never Give In to Tyrants

An excellent scholarly article on some of the reasons why the Jews of Germany submitted to the Nazis without (for the most part) forcibly resisting.

Of course, once that all peaceful recourse was obviously pointless -- the Jews did fight:

German Assault Gun Destroyed by Molotov Cocktails
During the Warsaw Uprising

A Wee Bit of Humour

The world is an ugly place these days -- here's a bit of comedy and music in the service of a good purpose.

There's still a bit of England left over there on the far side of the pond.

Reclaim the GOP

H/T to Bloviating Zeppelin

Islam Declares War Upon...

Pagans (i.e. other Arabs) -- 622AD through today

Jews -- 670AD through today

Christians -- ~650AD through today

Hindus -- TODAY!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of India today. Just as their were with us on 11SEP 2001.

Let us ALL -- Christians, Jews, Hindus, Non-Believers, and others of good-heart -- ALL band together to fight Islamic supremacism, both politically, spiritually, and physically.

India Today --- USA Tomorrow?

Is Bombay the prototype for future attacks upon US soil? I suspect that the answer is YES. I also suspect that the attacks will be just as effective in the US as they were in India.

The following points are most notable regarding this latest attack by Islamic Supremacists:

Soft Targets: The only relatively hard target was the local police station -- which they hit first in an (apparently fairly effective) effort to disrupt law-enforcement response. Other targets were as soft as possible -- hotels, private homes, religious centers, restaurants, etc. This multiplies the effectiveness of the attackers in a large metropolitan area by creating the fear that anyone and everyone is a potential target.

Low Tech / Affordable Weapons: AK47s, a few LMGs, and grenades. Dang! -- this is competitive with the DC Beltway Sniper in terms of affordability. The injuries wrought by such conventional weapons, although perhaps fewer in number than from a jetliner ramming into a skyscraper, are multiplied in their media effects -- injured (but still recognizable) bodies and great pools of blood have greater personal impact on the evening news.

Indigenous Elements in Assault Teams: Rumors report that Indians and British nationals were involved in the assault. As India is a former British colony, using these elements in the assault teams may have helped the attackers to remain unnoticed until they unveiled their weapons.

Multiple Simultaneous Assault-Teams: Greatly complicating the LE response was the use of multiple assault teams. This also multiplied the effectiveness of the terrorists.

Each and every one of these techniques can be used against the US. As superb as our Law Enforcement organizations are, they are not prepared to defend against this sort of assault.

One solace might be that American citizens have a high rate of firearms ownership and would be ready and willing to confront the terrorists directly -- without waiting for law enforcement response -- we the citizenry may be true first-responders.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Be thankful that we in the USA have this today:

Rather than what some other countries are currently "enjoying":

in India...

and in Afghanistan:

Be thankful. Be very, very thankful.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An Excellent Essay on Citizenship

"There is nothing like having your finger on the trigger of a gun to reveal who you really are. Life or death in one twitch — ultimate decision, with the ultimate price for carelessness or bad choices.

It is a kind of acid test, an initiation, to know that there is lethal force in your hand and all the complexities and ambiguities of moral choice have fined down to a single action: fire or not?...

The first and most important of these lessons is this: it all comes down to you."

Read the whole thing here. Words from a very smart man.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kohl's Cup Winners!

#1 son JO anchored his U19 Kohl's Cup soccer tournament team last weekend. BZ JO!!!

Here is their pic -- trying to look all "gansta" but only succeeding in looking like teen-age boys struggling for coolness. ;-)

JO is third from the right, in the brown hoodie.

JO was also designated as MVP for his age-group. WOOT!

This MVP award slightly compensated for him being red-carded for a perceived slide-tackle. He swears that he was actually tripped-up by another player -- but unfortunately the ref didn't see it that way. <:-(

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The New "Patriot Chip" Implants for Correcting Terroristic and Anti-Social Behavior

Recidivism Rate = 0%

H/T to Bloviating Zeppelin

The Nation's Gun Show

Went to the DC Gun Show at the Dulles Expo Center yesterday -- along with a couple of buddies.

It was farking cold! 27 degrees with a biting wind - ouch! The show's operators had mercy on those of us standing in-line waiting for the doors to open so they processed our admissions and then let us go back to defrost in our cars. Very considerate. BZ & thx.

Initially the crowd was pretty-much normal-sized, but more and more folks showed up until the place was packed around midday. Lots non-standard customers too -- a bunch of younger professional types (are camel-hair topcoats uniform-issue items?) and other folks who I've never seen there before. From talking to a number of the dealers, they are seeing MANY new faces among their customers.

This is very good in that we are expanding the base of the "gun-culture*". The only disconcerting thing is overhearing the questions being asked by a number of these nube gun-owners.
From "Does the magazine that I just bought fit my rifle?" to "How do I put the bullets into my new gun?", these questions showed that there's definitely a shortfall in firearms knowledge among first-time gun-owners. Ignorance is not necessarily a bad thing, so long as you are working to eliminate it.

FOR ALL NEW GUN-OWNERS: Please get yourself some official or unofficial training. Be safe out there!

Supply of Evil Black Rifles (EBRs) was not too bad, but prices were definitely spiking. AR lowers were up $50-100 from the norm. AKs were going for up to $1100 -- yegads!

Ammo was the big seller. Folks were slurping-up ammo (especially .223, .308, and 7.62X39 - but other stuff too) and reloading components like CRAZY.

I bought a few AK and AR mags. I'll order ammo online (I've already got ~10K rnds in-bound).

*Gun-Culture = Freedom-loving (small-L) libertarians

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Christmas Gift?

Given the ascent of TEH ONE to the seat of Heaven on 20 JAN, the thoughts of all good little kids turn to prettily-wrapped packages under the tree of stuffed into stockings hanging above the fireplace.

Me -- I just built-up a new target-grade AR a few months ago. I also bought a 22LR bolt-gun from the CMP. So I can hardly feel deprived when it comes to flame-spurting steel-tubes. However, this is a cool variant of the Eevil Black Rifle (EBR) that I do salivate over:

A Bushmaster M17 Bullpup AR. Long out-of-production, but something cool to dream about while our Constitution still holds some value.

Good References for Liberty-Lovers

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek seems especially appropriate nowadays.

Here's a larger listing of files and documents relating to Freedom and Liberty. Kinda a Reader's Digest of libertarian political thought. Thanks Jim!

Friday, November 14, 2008

From 52 to 48 -- with love?

A harbinger of things to come?

Let's ensure that we're ready to return the "love" -- like for like.

Class Acts ...

...the like of which we're unlikely to see nowadays.

I found this while I was searching for the Bob Hop laugh-line on Democratic Zombies.

Wow! What a HUGE lot of class, talent, humor, and good-heartedness -- all on a single stage.

Today you'll get stuff like Russell Brand, Rosie O'Donnell, and Keith Olberman.

Very farking sad! Is this how it felt in the later days of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire?

Er -- Make that "Nat'l" Ammo Day

IMA 'tard!

Countdown to Nat's Ammo Day!!! 5-4-3-2-1

The 2nd Amendment ain't worth nuthin' without those thingies that go zinging outta the end.

Nov 19th is National Ammunition Day where we-all are encouraged to buy at least 100 rounds.

I just ordered 10,000 rounds (ok -- half were for a buddy), just 'cause you never can tell....

While we're on the topic of Zombies, this is old but waaay too appropriate (esp IVO the recent election) not to post:

So go out and buy some rounds. Now -- MAGGOT!!!

MainStreamMedia Earns New Award....

MSM wins award for sucking on TEH ONE's scrotal sack:

Full link is here.

The 52%ers can fantasize that they're slurruping on the cojones of the ONE while perving over this shot.

From 52 to 48 -- LOLKATZ

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Does it take a Brit to figure it out?

Even though he cannot quite spell "civilization", Peter Hitchens of London's Daily Mail obviously gets it:

The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. At least Mandela-worship – its nearest equivalent – is focused on a man who actually did something.

Read the whole thing here:

Sadly, this sounds like a commentator from Rohan writing about the decline and fall of Gondor. Apologies for the LOTR reference (geek-alert!).

A Little Bit of Chlorine

In the gene-pool, that is...

I suspect that this will be frowned-upon by our incipient overlords.

How I feel after the election....

My President is (1/2) Black!

A shirt with an interesting slogan -- it is selling-out to a few specific demographics among Obama supporters:

Here's a variant on the original T-Shirt that I am suggesting is somewhat more accurate:

Obamamessiah Vote "PRESENT" on Missile Defense

Damn -- this douchebag is really hitting the ground running. LOL!

Instead of responding strongly and forcefully to Russian President Dimitri Medvedev's announcement of fielding new missiles aimed at the West, he is profoundly quiet.

Now, a day later, he sends mixed signals to Poland's president on supporting missile defense. Then, when President Kaczynski announces O-man's support of continued missile defense, THE ONE once-again weasels-out by claiming that he "...voted for the missile defense before voting against it". Oh wait, that ain't right -- what his administration actually said was that "President-elect Obama made no commitment on missile defense...he supports deploying a missile-defense system (only) when the technology is proved to be viable." Mushy BULLSHIT!

I hate to link to BBC, but here it is:

Russia's leadership (Medvedev and Putin) has got to be high-fiving each other over the payoff from their contributions to the campaign. This has got to be the squishiest US Gov't since Teh Jimmeh and maybe since forever.

Bali Terrorists Buried in Emotional Ceremony

Here's the link (ugh! I hate linking to reuters):

Here's the photo of the their "tomb":

Please feel free to drop-by to pay your respects and help with their "burial"....

Bring wet-wipes.