Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Friday, March 6, 2015

Vandals

In the original sense.

Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS "bulldozed" the nearby ruins of Nimrud Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
Until Muslims stand up to this and end it by killing every "extremist", they are tacitly supporting acts like this.

Civilized religions do not destroy. Unless I see large numbers of Muslims publicly disavowing practices like this and all the other medieval trappings of fundamentalist Islam, I cannot consider Islam a true religion.

New product

Just found this:


South Fork Industries Facebook page.

Be Prepared!

Seems I've seen this idea a few places - from a muzzle device that would wipe pig's blood onto each round as it left the barrel, to a booby-trap that could be installed in Israeli buses to douse suicide bombers with the forbidden substance, thereby sending them straight to Hell, no stops for virgin houris...

Yep - another new ides:

AMERICAN INGENUITY! Introducing ‘Pig’s Blood Spray,’ the latest in anti-Islamic terrorism protection

Thursday, March 5, 2015

FROOMB!

Back when I first got signed up with the Science Fiction Book Club, I got a copy of "FROOMB" - a novel by John Lymington. It was a bit adult for a 12 year old, but the title has stuck with me. It refers to a political cartoon of the world at the wheel of a car careening down a slope toward a cliff. The world cries "Fluid's running out of my brakes!".

This graph brings that image back to me - only it's Uncle Sam at the wheel:

 

Found at Borepatch

By 2030, if nothing drastic is done, all the income of the federal government will go to pay for Social Security, Medicare, and other "entitlements", including, of course, Osamacare, and interest on the national debt. There will be nothing left for roads, national defense, or things like the BATFE and the Border Patrol. Or for presidential golfing trips - but Jugears will be long gone by then. Nancy Pee-Lousy and Hairy Reid will likely be long dead. The rest of us, not so lucky.

FROOMB, indeed.

The spell-checker in the editor tries to change "Osamacare" to "macabre". Smart machine.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No good deed goes unpunished

Especially in a politically correct world:

The only thing Facebook - or Jugears' minions - have done here is demonstrate how frightened they are of the truth.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Patriot



Beautiful.

Cartoons

More irritants for intolerant Muslims:











I particularly like the last one - reminds me of this:


The next video up was this - too precious to omit:



Jingle

The local country station has an ad for a local seed and fertilizer company. they have a jungle that goes, in part, "What you put in the ground today can improve your world tomorrow".

Why do I get images of Jugears, Pee-Lousy, and Harry Reid whenever I hear that?

Question

Exactly where in the Constitution is it stated that anyone - in Congress or otherwise - needs to ask permission of the President before inviting a foreign personality here for a talk?

Jugears sure has an inflated view of his own importance.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

We need a whole lot more of this

Veterans Place Corrupt County Board Under Citizen’s Arrest – They Laugh, Until the Sheriff Shows Up

In an effort to take back their government from self-serving politicians and bureaucrats, Kraft and Allen established a group called the Edgar County Watchdogs. Through a combination of public pressure, Freedom of Information filings, lawsuits, and media exposure, they have created a system that deeply threatens Illinois' corrupt, entrenched political establishment. They operate a blog called Illinois Leaks that exposes corruption at the state and local levels. The blog is so popular that, it is trusted more than the local paper.
Considering the fact that, according to Forbes, their home county's government has racked up over $79 million in debt all on its own while serving only 18,000 residents, Kraft and Allen have their work cut out for them.
By relentlessly pursuing justice for even the smallest infractions by bureaucrats and politicians, the Edgar County Watchdogs have driven 102 public officials to resign from their posts, including 33 officials in Edgar County alone. The pair busted the mayor of Redmond for attempting to hold office while living out of town. They represented themselves in court and beat Illinois Assistant Attorney General Emma Steimel in a lawsuit seeking access to state e-mails. Officials who have resigned due to the Watchdogs' efforts include a property tax assessor, the Edgar County board chairman, an entire airport board and its manager, the attorney for Kansas Township's fire department, Shiloh's superintendent of schools, and Effingham's health department administrator, among others. After they exposed corrupt, illegal, and self-serving spending habits by the Ford-Iroquois County health department, the entire bureaucracy was dissolved. In some cases, federal agents have even stepped in to investigate and issue subpoenas to local officials after receiving tips from Kraft and Allen.
Video and links to the local newspaper at the link.

We need more people like this - in every local government in every state.

Then, after we regain control locally, we can go after Washington...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Charlie Hebdo

In case you missed them:








Little by little

we regain our country...
The Kansas Senate has passed SB 45, the bill that moves Kansas into the constitutional carry status of Arkansas, Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, and Vermont.  If the bill passes the house and is signed by Governor Brownback, a person who can legally own a firearm and who is 21 or over will be able to carry a firearm concealed without fear of prosecution.   The bill, SB 45 had 26 cosponsors and was introduced by the Majority leader, Terry Bruce, of Hutchinson.  The bill passed with an overwhelming, veto proof, bi-partisan margin of 31 to 7.
The seven members that voted against the bill were: Faust-Goudeau (D), Francisco(D), Hawk(D), Hensley(D), Holland(D), Pettey(D), and Kay Wolf(R).
 link

It's always the ones with the 'D' after their names that vote against the Constitution. The one 'R' is likely a 'centrist' (RINO).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Email from the FBI

Just got this:

With E-Check usage at an all-time high the NICS Section wanted to send the following reminders.

~Be sure to log in daily to check the statuses of your delayed transactions.

~When submitting a search, be sure to provide as much descriptive information as possible to help avoid erroneous delays or denies.

~NICS is unable to assist with obtaining statuses of NTNs after 24 hours have elapsed from the time it has been retrieved. Be certain to record the NTN and status on the ATF Form 4473 as soon as you retrieve the status.

Thank you 
 
I guess Jugears is working on getting that coveted "best gun salesman" award again this year...
 
 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ammunition Ban, M855 AP—Oppose

Much has been written lately about the BATFE's newest idiotic ruling to ban common AR-15 ammo. Anything to make life more expensive for Americans.

Go here.

Send an email as described. If we all do this, at least the government leeches can't say there was not opposition to this gross infringement of our rights.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Unemployment insurance follies

Since the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website won't allow me to fill in the dates I've worked, I dial into the "help" system.

"If you speak English, press 1". I'm curious, so I don't touch the phone,

"En Espanol...dos". I continue to wait.

Some Asian language - Hmong? Cute female voice, anyway. Continue to do nothing.

"Do you speak a language other than English?". More waiting.

Instructions to make sure your phone is set for touch-tone - and if it's a dial phone, please wait.

Finally - "We are going to attempt to connect your call". Nine in line. Time is around ten minutes.

Or, I can ask for "virtual hold", and they will call me back in around half an hour. Still waiting - seven ahead of me now.

They really want me on "virtual hold"...

Number 6 now.

Number 2 now - still want me to go on virtual hold...

Finally - a human. Nice lady. The reason I can't get into the system is because I was working in Ill-Annoys, not Wisconsin - have to file down there. Thanks for your help, have a good day.

Off to the Ill-Annoys UI site - will update...

The Ill-annoys site worked OK, but did ask for my WEIGHT on my driver's license. If all goes well, I'll get benefits in two weeks - about a quarter of what I was earning.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tax time

Did our taxes today. Only took three hours, including the "e-file". Getting a good refund, at least that's what the filled-out forms tell me. I'll believe it when the checks clear.

Aside from the Wisconsin e-file form not being readable in the browser, but just fine downloaded and opened in Adobe, and the fact that the Wisconsin W-2 form not allowing punctuation and cents where the federal form did, I think I only damned the fed and state IRS to eternal hell with extra brimstone fifty or so times.


Trivia

Been watching reruns of "The Twilight Zone" on the satellite - that channel that once upon a time offered science fiction, but now seems to have the same relationship to sci-fi as the "History Channel" has to actual reality.

Noticed that quite a few of the episodes use chunks of the sets from "Forbidden Planet", including the whole space ship and the ammeters from the Krell laboratory.

The space ship is seen flying upside down in a few episodes, and they seem to have knocked the dents out of the gangway steps the Id monster put in.

The ammeter panels appear is several other spaceships.

Who knew Hollywood was recycling back then?

Good news?

Norway: Muslims organizing to protect a synagogue from terrorists
And now for something completely different: A group of Muslims in Norway is organizing a protective ring around Oslo's synagogue following Sabbath services this weekend. The effort is a reaction to the shootings in Copenhagen, according to Hajrad Arshad, 17, one of the seven organizers of the "Fredens Ring" (Friendship Ring) (Ring of Peace).
Facebook page for Fredens Ring

This is what I have been advocating - Muslims standing up for civilized behavior and acting to thwart possible terrorism by those of their faith who take the Koran literally.

I hope this is the start of the end of the Islam as a political force. Likely, though, it's going to result in a bunch of dead Muslims because they dared to go against the terrorist's interpretation of the Koran.

There are about 1000 Jews in Norway - and 200,000 Muslims, almost all immigrants.

The "Fredens Ring" effort is thus not only a gesture toward Oslo's Jewish community, but perhaps also a message intended for some fellow Norwegian Muslims. "Islam is about protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of which religion they belong to," it says on the Facebook page (according to a translation here). "Islam is about rising above hate and never sinking to the same level as the haters. Islam is about defending each other."
 I have to wonder, though, if this is either very naive, idealistic Muslims speaking, or some staged event to reinforce the "not all Muslims are violent" meme...

Lying (Taqiyya and Kitman)

Encounters with Monster and the Wisconsin DWD

I have a Monster login, last used about three years ago. So, when a search found a possible job in Janesville right next door, I eagerly clicked on the "apply" button. The Monster login screen appears.

I enter my user name and what I think is my password - it's been a long time. Monster tells me I must have made a mistake - I am trying to access the job seeker's page, and do I want to go to the employer's page instead?

The employer's page is just that - where employers go to post job opportunities. I have never been an employer unless you count the time I paid my two older kids to assemble military battery pack control prototypes for a customer. They learned surface mount soldering, and I got my 25 prototypes built while I worked on other things.

Tried logging in with my Google account, as they suggest. Same result.

So, Monday I'm going to contact the company directly. If they are paying Monster to post jobs, at least Monster should ensure that the website allows job-seekers to log in correctly.

Next stop is the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. As much as I detest asking for government aid, I like to keep my wife fed and housed, and I've paid enough self-employment taxes to think I'm entitled to get something back.

I log in, using the same credentials I had three years ago. It lets me in. So far, so good.

Answer all their questions. No trouble.

Now, they want my work history since I last had gotten a UI check. OK, I'll fill out the forms.

"When did you start this job? If you can't remember the exact date, be as close as you can.". I enter a date in MM/DD/YYYY format, as that is what they asked for in an earlier question - the slashes are mandatory. Tab to the next question - and my entry disappears.

Try again - same result.

Try answering the next question - "When did you end this job?". Same result.

Try clicking on "Next" with both questions unanswered. "You must enter a valid starting and ending date". Also, the website informs me that claim entry will close in 45 minutes. It's a quarter after 6.

Start looking for the "contacts" tab, so I can ask for help or tell them their website is broken. Get a nice list of phone numbers that Ii can't call until next Monday during normal bureaucracy hours.

Fun way to start the weekend.

End of an era

My last day at the "temp to hire" job was yesterday. Everyone came by to shake my hand and wish me well - and express disbelief that I was being let go.

Sat around for 7 1/2 hours and actually had about half an hour of useful things to do.

It would have been more cost effective for the management to have given me a week's severance - I would have had a week of working hours to look for another job, and they wouldn't have had me sitting there for almost 40 hours surfing the Web...

I've got a couple resumes out and the temp agency says there might be a couple opportunities in Rockford for me. I also found one possibility in Janesville - less than ten miles away.

More BATFEIEIO bullshit

In preparing for a gun transfer, I went to the FBI E-Check page to fill out the Brady check info for the customer.

The on-line form now asks if this is a pre-check for a pawn.

Since when are we supposed to do a Brady check on someone turning a gun in for money?

This might have been SOP forever, and I just noticed now - I'm not running a pawn shop.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Looking for work

Last Friday, the boss called me into his office - says his budget has been cut by 50%, and he has to let me go. This Friday is my last day.

Looks like he is going to send some work towards my business, doing PC boards, though.

I've got several resumes out already. Also the contracting outfit i got in here from is looking for another position near here.

Seems like just last year I was doing this...

Juxtaposition

Stopped for donuts at the bakery Friday morning.

On the way back to my car, noticed the "Ready for Hillary" bumper sticker on the lower right side of the back of the SUV parked next to my car with my "Monica Lewinski's X Boyfriend's wife for president" bumper sticker on the lower left side.

Perfect photo opportunity - I just need to learn how to take pictures with my new Blackberry...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Belief

So, Scott Walker went to "once Great" Britain.

Some reporter asked him if he "believed" in the theory of evolution.

He said he's have to take a punt on that.

There's the big trouble with the media, especially the left-leaning ones. They have no clue about real science.

One can "believe" in God, the tooth fairy, or that socialism / Communism will work. One can believe their lottery ticket will win. One can believe in ancient aliens, or that man is causing "climate change".

Theories are there to be disproved or supported. One does not "believe" in them. So far, no one has brought out hard, scientific proof that Darwin was wrong.

Unlike the theory of "climate change".

Loaded question, indeed.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Worth reading

If you don't know L Neil Smith's work, you have missed a great true Libertarian.

Americans Have Obeyed Their Last Gun Law
The Bill of Rights was the make-or-break condition that allowed the Constitution to be ratified. No Bill of Rights, no Constitution. And since all political authority in America "trickles down" from the Constitution, no Constitution no government. And, since the Bill of Rights was passed as a unit, a single breach, in any one of the ten articles, breaches them all and with them, the entire Constitution. Every last bit of the authority that derives from it becomes null and void.
Let's review:
No Second Amendment, no Bill of Rights.
No Bill of Rights, no Constitution.
No Constitution, no government.
Once again, to make sure that the dumbest lawyer in the room gets it:
No Second Amendment, no Bill of Rights.
No Bill of Rights, no Constitution.
No Constitution, no government.
Why a so-called law professor can't figure this out is beyond me. No doubt, in part, her mind has been damaged by years of law school, No doubt she regards the Bill of Bights as an obstruction to an agenda that she feels more loyalty to than she does to the Constitution, that of converting a nation of free and independent individuals into an ant-farm, Recall that the head of the most violent, lawless government we've had to suffer under since 1865, also claims to have been a law professor.
Go read the whole thing -  and get some of his books - great reads!
 

Letter to the editor

Beloit got buried last weekend - and as usual, the city could not figure out how to plow the road properly - so, a letter to the editor of the Beloit Daily News:


Before moving to Beloit, I've lived in several places. Chicago, Suburban towns. All of them were able to maintain their roads, especially in the downtown areas where most cities would like people to go to shop and visit.

Beloit, however, can't seem to manage to remove the snow from downtown. After every big snowstorm, there are three and four foot high berms of snow filling the center of the street and most left turn lanes. It's impossible to make a left turn into parking lots. This morning, a car was stuck in the snow left in the middle of Fourth Street by the bridge over the river. Two police vehicles were needed to prevent accidents.

In the paper today, the streets supervisor was quoted as saying they can't use trucks to haul snow because the snow would leave them wet and they can't spread salt from a wet truck.

South Beloit does not seem to have a problem keeping their roads clear. Neither does Rockford.

Perhaps Beloit needs to set aside one or two plow trucks to haul snow, and clean up the mess the right way, right away. Let's see our city have some pride in keeping the downtown plowed properly.


Let's see if it gets printed - they only have letters to the editor one or two days a week lately.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New breakthrough!

COPPER COATED MICROCHIP IMPLANT ALLOWS ISIS TERRORISTS TO SPEAK TO ALLAH.
 The implant is specifically designed to be injected in the forehead.

When properly  installed, it will instantly allow the terrorist to speak to ALLAH.

It comes in various sizes:  Generally from .223 to .50 cal.
 


The exact size of the implant will be selected by a well-trained and highly skilled technician, who will also make the injection.
 No anesthetic is required. The implant is likely to be  painless.
 Side effects, like headaches, nausea, aches or pains are extremely temporary.

Some bleeding or swelling may  occur at the injection site.  In most cases, it’s not noticeable.
 
Please enjoy the security provided for you by the Armed Forces of America .


Best regards,

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

California Dreamin

Silly me - I thought San Diego was the sane part of California:



They sure have been indoctrinated...all except the woman at the end.

But she still chooses to live there...

Saturday, January 24, 2015

It's about time!

Governor Walker has told us he wants welfare recipients to pass drug tests before getting benefits. The outcry from the left will be loud and vicious.

Let's look at reality - something liberals / Demonrats never seem to do:

In order to drive a truck, one must obtain a commercial driver's license and undergo drug testing, and be subject to random re-tests. Federal law.

In order to fly an airplane, one must obtain a commercial pilot's license and undergo drug testing, and be subject to random re-tests. Federal law.

In order to work at any company that makes parts for aircraft, one must pass a drug test and be subject to random re-tests. Federal law.

In order to work as a regular employee in most any company that has any dealing with the US Government, one must pass a drug test and be subject to random re-tests. Federal law.

In order to work for any number of other private businesses, one must pass a drug test and be subject to random re-tests. Not federal law - yet.

Also - one must state under penalty of law, that they are not users of illegal drugs, or they cannot legally buy a firearm from a licensed dealer - federal law.

But ask people who want to live off the taxes paid by any of that above mentioned people to prove they are not illegal drug users, and the screaming starts.

I would go one step further - require drug tests before voting. There are drug tests that can show use in a minute from urine - let's require everyone to pee in a pot before voting, and if they fail, they get banned from voting for the next four years in all elections.

Perhaps that will break the Demonrats at last...


Response to the State of the Union from Chicago

Hey Jugears! Listen to the people!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Freedom of expression

Lately, there has been much discussion of freedom of speech, and how "you cannot" say certain things that offend certain parties.

Such as "Mohammad was a pedophile nutcase", or printing pictures like this:



Well, at least here in America, we have this thing called the "First Amendment" which ensures we will always be free to say ANYTHING about ANYONE or ANYTHING, ANYTIME.

We are free to say Islam is a political system of rape and murder.

We are free to scream "FIRE" in a crowded theater.

We are free to call President Jugears  "Mr. Obama" and print embarrassing pictures of the First Lady..

Given that, we are also bound to accept responsibility for our speech. If we offend someone, we have to accept the consequences. Speech that meets the legal definition of "fighting words" can somewhat excuse the punch in the nose that the Pope would deliver to someone insulting his mother, for instance.

The offended party has absolutely no right to prohibit our speech or publishing anything that is not demonstrably libelous.

Here's where we start to separate Islam and Muslims who murder and destroy in defense of their "prophet" from people defending their mother's honor.

Civilized people limit their responses to offensive speech to peaceful demonstrations, writing letters to the editor, boycotts of offending companies, and the like. If the speech in question is an outright lie, there are laws to handle slander and libel in the courts. If you insult someone's mother, you can expect that punch in the nose - and the puncher can expect to answer for his assault, however much his actions are excused for your insult.

Barbarians don't stop at a letter to the editor or even a punch in the nose. They strap on explosives and blow up innocent people, destroy religious symbols and historic monuments, and declare "jihad".

Barbarians must be fought and destroyed, or civilization will fall. It's that simple.

The first step is for governments to acknowledge that there are barbarians, and name them. Exactly how we fight them is open to discussion, but fight them we must, or we will die or become slaves to them.

We don't fight them by ignoring their existence. We certainly don't fight them by bending over backwards to avoid offending them.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Muslim respect in action

Libya - cemetery for British war dead:



You can't really call it a "mob". This is organized and evidently sanctioned by local authorities.

Muslims get all bent out of shape every time someone mentions their pedophile "prophet" with anything but the highest respect - but they have no qualms about  toppling a Christian symbol, or walking on the graves of people who fought to keep them free from the Nazis.

Notice the guy who pulls the gravestone with the Star of David out without damaging it. I wonder if he's got something special in mind for that stone - so many others were broken and smashed.

Anyone know what they are saying?


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

More useless legislation

More and more I think we need a concise amendment to the Constitution - something along the lines of "CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW.".There would be some exceptions - like budgets - with strict rules on what they could say...

Obama says hacks show need for cybersecurity law

Washington (AFP) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday the cyber attacks against Sony and the Pentagon's Central Command highlight the need for toughened laws on cybersecurity.

Obama made the comment as the White House unveiled a proposal to revive cybersecurity legislation stalled over the past few years.
If I am not mistaken, there are already quite a few federal laws on the books addressing hackers and cyber crime. Some harken back to the 1970's.

How will yet another law, written by lawyers for lawyers, go any good?

 

Obvious observation

To anyone who bothered to read the Constitution, anyway:

ATF is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution to make rulings or regulations pertaining to the right of private citizens to keep and bear arms

By Don Cline. January 10th, 2015

"It is time we recognize that the ATF is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution to make rulings or regulations pertaining to the right of private citizens to keep and bear arms. Monograph follows" -
Here is an important argument against “background checks” as a precondition to receiving (or being denied) “government permission” to exercise a right. I’ve been posting this argument on every discussion board I can find, and I hope you will all forward it to your lists and either keep it on hand for when you encounter some doofus advocating background checks, or point me toward said doofus so I can present my argument to him (or her) directly.
He does a very good job of showing why the ATF should not exist, at least as far as the 'F' goes. Go read the whole thing.

More provocation




The attitude of leftists so far to the evil devout Muslims have committed is akin to complaining about Schikelgruber's mustache in cartoons drawn in the 1930's would have been.

Islam, as practiced by all too many Muslims, is EVIL. Until Muslims change their religion to integrate peacefully with the rest of the world, we must fight Islam as we would any evil bent on destroying human civilization.

They started this war. We can either finish it, or we can all die or become slaves of Islam.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Three things you might not know about Islam



From Bare Naked Islam

You have been warned.


More hopeful signs

Saw an article from the AP in the Janesville Gazette this morning.

Muslims are discussing terrorism and how it does not represent the religion as a whole. A Saudi official spoke out against violence.

It's great if it's true, that the often mentioned peace-loving Muslim majority are talking about how they don't support jihad and murder.

Now - how about some street demonstrations - say, in Paris - of those majority Muslims protesting the "extremist minority" that is giving all those good people a bad image?

How about more Muslims like the shopkeeper who hid patrons from the extremists holding hostages in his freezer? Proof that all Muslims are not believers in murder.

I'm waiting to see more public acts are against extremism - perhaps some Saudi beheadings of extremist religious leaders for advocating murder. Talk is cheap.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A ray of hope

In South Carolina:

Bill to bring second amendment education to classrooms

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A proposed bill is looking to change the zero-tolerance policy South Carolina schools have toward guns by requiring specific second amendment curriculum.
"The second amendment should be freely debated in schools and instead the second amendment is being squelched in our schools," said Rep. Alan Clemmons, R - Horry County.
Rep. Clemmons said he first thought of the idea after hearing about the Summerville student who was punished for turning in a fictional story about shooting his neighbor's dinosaur.
The Second Amendment Education Act of 2015 would give students the opportunity for reasonable expression of the second amendment at school without fear of punishment.

H/t to Bob Owens

 It sure looks to me like the tide has turned. First, polls indicating most Americans want the Second Amendment recognized for what it really means, now push-back against "zero intelligence" in schools.

About time, though I hope Rep. Clemmons heeds Bob's advice:
I would like to see the re-imposition of legitimate, mandatory, year-long civics courses, something that seems to have fallen out of favor in many school districts which would rather teach children about anal sex and alternate genders than the theoretical and practical aspects of citizenship, their rights and duties as citizens, and how those relationships work between citizens and governments in our constitutional republic. Discussions about constitutional rights including the Second Amendment would be naturally embedded and discussed in a much richer context in such a course.
I’d suggest that Rep. Clemmons drastically alter the Second Amendment Education Act of 2015 (.DOCX Format download), stripping it down to an act that protects the rights of faculty and students to discuss the Second Amendment and firearms-related issues from punishments by overzealous anti-gun educators.  I’d then suggest a completely separate bill to focus on broadening civics education, replacing some of the social science propaganda being pushed these days as an educational necessity.
We’re all better served in the Second Amendment community by well-rounded students with a classical education.
 Hear, hear!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Charlie Hebdo

So, twelve innocents are murdered in cold blood by insane (read, all too typical) members of the "religion of peace and love", Islam.

I don't hear any Muslim leaders calling out for punishment of the criminals. By their silence, they approve of these heinous crimes.

Unless and until Muslim leaders both call for criminal prosecution and possible execution after a guilty verdict for the perpetrators of all "terrorist" acts done in the name of Allah, the only reasonable response to these crimes is to treat them as acts of war.

Give the Muslims 30 days to turn over the criminals for trial, and if they don't, target Mecca with a big, dirty nuke, set for a penetrating ground burst. For every month thereafter without Muslim leaders responding to rein in their "extremist" believers, target another Muslim holy site or large city. The 30-day grace period is to allow them to evacuate their people. If anyone dies as a result of these responses, it will fall directly on the heads of the leaders of this "religion".

Our jug-eared "leader" doesn't believe that the Paris attack was an act of terror? He's tacitly agreeing with their methods.

So .Let's review. First, our "president". quoted:

 An oldie but goodie - the proper fate for all of these criminals:



This one got people killed, too. How many were murdered when someone made fun of the Pope or Billy Graham - ever?

May the fleas of a million syphilitic sheep inhabit the armpits and groins of every Muslim who actively supports jihad and terrorism, or by silence, tacitly supports it.

If "Allah" is such an insecure god as to require acts of terror to be committed at every small indignity, perhaps he's not worthy of anyone's worship. A REAL GOD can survive stupid insults, and religious believers can be sure that their god is going to win in the end - no need for them to murder and maim in his name.

If Charlie Hebdo is still in business after this, I'm going to subscribe. Perhaps I can brush up on the French they tried to teach me in third grade...

A parting shot - this is too good not to steal and preserve for ever:


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The intellectual power of the left

A good example of why our colleges are producing so many helpless drones:


What country fetishizes, lionizes, valorizes, idolizes, and sacralizes guns as much as does our United States? OK, possibly Mozambique — the only country with an AK47 on its flag, but really, it's long past time to end this obsessive "My Precious" attachment of Americans to instruments of death.
This morning of Dec. 25, 2014, of the nine top stories from US Reuters, six were about shootings — four new ones and two about the national movement against shootings of citizens by police. This pandemic of sick violence, punctuated by mass killings of children, has gone on far, far too long. It is long past time to repeal the stupid Second Amendment.
The fate of the Second Amendment should have been sealed when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that past rulings by their predecessors were wrong, that in fact the amendment that provided for a "well regulated militia" really guaranteed every individual the right to own a gun. Wow. That is an interesting reading of the English language. What the Supremes have done is to not only warp the meaning and make it into twisted law, but to further prohibit states and local governments from declaring their places free of legal guns. The conservative court once again rules against the power of states, a principle that used to be associated with darn liberals who wanted to make sure everyone had the right to vote, for example, even though they weren't properly white enough. Now when a city or state wants to outlaw firearms, too bad. The conservatives took away their powers and rights in favor of Big Brother.
The only logical path, given the clearly decided role of the Second Amendment, is to repeal it. American people are tired of mass shootings and police shootings and family feud shootings and sibling shootings and accidental toddler shootings and teen suicide by gun (highly popular).We are exhausted by the proliferation of death, of threats, of bloodshed, and by the NRA/gun industry moral garbage spewing forth every time someone challenges the ubiquity of guns.
Repeal the Stupid Second Amendment. Surround it, grab it, bring it in the back room, pull down the shades, and end it. OK, petition for it, get it on the ballot, and get it done by enough of the US populace, by enough people in enough states, to get it consigned to the dustbin of history.
Tom H. Hastings is PeaceVoice Director and teaches in the Conflict Resolution program at Portland State University in Oregon.
 Copied in its' entirety from the Wisconsin Gazette.

OK. Let's dissect this.

"What country fetishizes, lionizes, valorizes, idolizes, and sacralizes guns as much as does our United States? OK, possibly Mozambique — the only country with an AK47 on its flag, but really, it's long past time to end this obsessive "My Precious" attachment of Americans to instruments of death."

Americans are not obsessed with guns. Even the "gun nuts" like me are not obsessed - we have full lives outside of our hobby. The persons with the obsessions are those like Mr. Hastings who haven't a clue about history or our country's origins, or freedom for that matter.

"This morning of Dec. 25, 2014, of the nine top stories from US Reuters, six were about shootings — four new ones and two about the national movement against shootings of citizens by police. This pandemic of sick violence, punctuated by mass killings of children, has gone on far, far too long. It is long past time to repeal the stupid Second Amendment."

A bit of fact-checking - the Washington Times  reports:
Washington, D.C., surpassed 100 homicides for the year in the course of an unusually violent Christmas Eve in which five people were killed — including one by police after he opened fire on officers.
 The nation's capitol is a perfect example of a place without the Second Amendment. The "lawmakers" there have tried for decades to keep the population of Washington, DC unarmed - except for the police and, of course, the criminals who ignore inconvenient laws .

"The fate of the Second Amendment should have been sealed when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that past rulings by their predecessors were wrong, that in fact the amendment that provided for a "well regulated militia" really guaranteed every individual the right to own a gun. Wow. That is an interesting reading of the English language. What the Supremes have done is to not only warp the meaning and make it into twisted law, but to further prohibit states and local governments from declaring their places free of legal guns. The conservative court once again rules against the power of states, a principle that used to be associated with darn liberals who wanted to make sure everyone had the right to vote, for example, even though they weren't properly white enough. Now when a city or state wants to outlaw firearms, too bad. The conservatives took away their powers and rights in favor of Big Brother."

I have to agree with the first sentence - after the 2008 ruling, ALL gun laws in America should have been declared null and void, as they are all in violation of the Second Amendment. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court chickened out on calling a spade a spade and allowed room for "common sense" gun control.

The "well regulated militia" clause is there as a reason that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed - not the fact that a militia needs to be "regulated" in what arms it might bear. At the time of the Revolution, cannons were WMDs and were owned by private citizens, who organized artillery militia groups. Private citizens also operated naval ships. The modern equivalent would be fighters and bombers and whatever ammunition they require.

The Constitution was put in place to limit the power of first, the federal government, and secondly, the power of the states, to enact laws infringing on the rights of the people, from whence all power flows in our country - at least, that is how it was supposed to be. The Supreme Court has ignored thousands of instances of federal and state overstepping since 1776. They almost got the 2008 ruling right.

It's interesting that he mentions voting rights and liberals in the same breath - the "liberals" were the ones fighting desegregation in the 1960's right up until LBJ made his famous "we'll have those "n****rs" voting Democrat for the next 100 years" comment - at which point they were all for the idea.

I wonder if this goofus has even heard of George Orwell. It's obvious he has no idea who "Big Brother" was.

"The only logical path, given the clearly decided role of the Second Amendment, is to repeal it. American people are tired of mass shootings and police shootings and family feud shootings and sibling shootings and accidental toddler shootings and teen suicide by gun (highly popular).We are exhausted by the proliferation of death, of threats, of bloodshed, and by the NRA/gun industry moral garbage spewing forth every time someone challenges the ubiquity of guns."

How about some statistics?

Mass shootings are comparatively rare in this country, and are overwhelmingly committed by "liberal" leaning persons.

The NRA is not the "gun industry".

A perfect solution to violence is to disarm the innocent. This idea alone ought to cause his employers in Portland to fire him for abject stupidity. He's probably tenured, though.

"Repeal the Stupid Second Amendment. Surround it, grab it, bring it in the back room, pull down the shades, and end it. OK, petition for it, get it on the ballot, and get it done by enough of the US populace, by enough people in enough states, to get it consigned to the dustbin of history."

Let's do that. And then we can see how much you like living under the real "Big Brother".


Luckily for America, the people evidently have seen past people like Mr. Hastings, as polls now show a majority of people are in favor of a truly liberal interpretation of the Second Amendment - just like it was meant to be read.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Electric vehicles

Just read an article in the December issue of Design World - "Series hybrid electric truck".

Seems Wal-Mart is getting into the green thing with a custom built streamlined electric truck with a Capstone micro-turbine generator range extender. Neat looking truck. The steering wheel says "Peterbilt". They also have a special streamlined 53' trailer.

On the third page of the article, they quote "DoT statistics" that show the typical heavy highway hauler gets 5.89 MPG.

On page six they make a big deal about how 50 gallons of Diesel in this thing's tank can be converted to 325 kWh of energy, which can drive the fully loaded truck a whopping (estimated) 217 miles.

A little math: 217 / 50 = 4.34 MPG.

So, for an investment of around $30K for the micro-turbine, and adding the weight and cost of whatever batteries it carries to qualify as a "hybrid", this green wonder gets 73% of the mileage of the conventional Diesel, which, with modern pollution controls, is extremely clean, costs a whole lot less, and uses little in the way of rare earths in its' engine.

Like I keep saying - going "green" for the sake of political correctness is just plain stupid.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

American Community Survey

A week or two ago, I got a letter from the Census Bureau - my address has been "selected" to waste "approximately 40 minutes" filling out an online survey. Penalties to be imposed under U. S. C. Title 13, Sections 141, 193, and 221, as changed by Title 18. According to Politifact, penalties can be as high as $5000, but no one has been fined to date.

So, I'll go to https://respond.census.gov/acs and see what they want - then I'll decide wether or not to respond.

As the law states: "no person shall be compelled to disclose information related to his religious beliefs or to membership in a religious body.". And since the US Government has no business infringing on my religion or practice thereof, perhaps my religion just changed to Islam, which mandates I lie to infidels...

From the census link:
** WARNING **
You have accessed a UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT computer. Use of this computer without authorization or for purposes for which authorization has not been extended is a violation of Federal law and can be punished with fines or imprisonment (PUBLIC LAW 99-474). System usage may be monitored, recorded, and subject to audit. Any information you enter into this system may be used by the Census Bureau for statistical purposes, including but not limited to improving the efficiency of our data collection programs. For information regarding the use of this system, and how your privacy is protected, visit our online privacy webpage at http://www.census.gov/privacy/privacy_policy/. Use of this system indicates consent to the collection, monitoring, recording, and use of information provided inside this system.
But - they promise the information I provide will be kept confidential...

OK. Logged in with my ten digit ID, which was xxxxx-06322. The same people responsible for the JugearsCare website must be responsible for the programming, as the box to accept the six-digit ID will only accept five digits.

Duh - you don't type in the '-'.

Onward. Starting time 1:47.

First question - am I filling out the survey for my address? Yes.
Second question - do I LIVE at this address? Yes.
Gives me a PIN in case the website times out in 15 minutes.
What is my name and phone #? Answered, phone # is the FAX line. Not lying yet.
Other people in the home? Just N. O. Yfb.
Any OTHER people? Here's where I list the pets...
Any OTHER OTHER people visiting? No. I don't know the names of the mice downstairs, anyway.
Any of the previously listed people not here right now? No.
Any of the previously listed people have another place they stay? No.
Now, let's ask about those others you listed-
Who owns or rents the place? Me. Rented from the Town of Beloit, County of Rock, State of Wisconsin, one tax payment at a time.
N. O. Yfb is "other nonrelative" Repeat for the four pets.
Now, it gets personal - "what is my sex?". Male. I'm surprised they didn't allow all the modern genders...

Ditto for N. O. Fyb and the pets.

What is my birth date? April 1, 1888 - the earliest they allow. All the other people and pets also born on 4/1, various years.

Am I "hispanic"? Tempted, but "no". No one here is "hispanic".

What race am I? Human.
What race are others? Truthful answers.
What best describes this home? Mobile home - the house IS shifting on the field stone foundation...
When was it built? Before 1939.
When did I move in? Truthful answer.
How much agricultural income? $1 to $999 - I sold a few dozen eggs at $1 / dozen at work...
Is there a business on the property? Yes. I DO have an FFL...
How many rooms? 1, no bedrooms.
What about utilities and appliances? None.
Computer? Coleco Adam running Ubuntu Linux (really!) Just not using it for this...
There's NO internet access at this mobile home - so how am I filling out this survey?
No vehicles - or should I be truthful and include the hangar queens? No - 0 vehicles. NOTFB.
Don't use no fuel for heat.
Does anyone PAY for electricity? No - I steal it...Extra info - electricity is free.
Does this household use gas? No, but we produce it.
Does anyone PAY for water and sewer? Extra info -water is free...
Do we use other fuels? No.
Did we get food stamps in the last year? No.
Is this mobile home part of a condom? No.
A bunch of questions about housing payments. Amazingly enough, all of them were $1.00.
Questions about me - I am amazed to find I am Terran, and speak Klingon. Unfortuantely, I don't speak English.
A bunch of personal questions - like when was I married. I told this thing I was born in 1888, so I put in 1492 - it tells me I was married "before I was 12". So, 12 is the minimum federal marriage age now? Changed it to 1942, ten years before my actual birth.
A bunch of questions about my job - I didn't work, as saying "yes" opens a bunch of new questions. I'm nothing if not lazy...
A bunch of questions about the "others". Imagination runs wild.

All done - 2:49. So much for "truth in advertising". It opened the log-in page, which I tried - and told me I already had finished.
Now - will the FAX line ring with a nosy human?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Movie review

Went with my son to see "The Interview" in Beloit this evening.

Crude, rude humor. Some guys down in front were laughing like hyenas at the jokes.

It was everything I expected it would be, and more. A bunch of Lord of the Rings references, and Seth Rogan got a few fingers bit off.

James Franco made a monkey out of Kim Jong-Un, and the death scene with Katy Perry background was perfect. Blown up by a shell from his very own Soviet tank.

I was expecting to have to watch it on streaming video, but my daughter told me she heard it was playing in Beloit, so I had to go.

$14 I don't mind having spent to poke it to that fat maniac over there.

Too bad it was just a movie.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Screw the terrorists!

So, Sony has caved to the hackers by pulling "The Interview" from movie theaters. The hackers / North Korean terrorists win.

Not so fast - let's all watch Kim Jong-un get blown up:



Update - Sony, I guess, pulled the video clip - but I found this GIF at http://www.mediaite.com/tv/the-kim-jong-un-death-scene-from-the-interview-has-leaked/


I REALLY want to own that movie.

More righteous kick-ass:

America! FUCK YEAH!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Thorium

The solution for nuclear waste, coal pollution, rare earths, expensive gas and Diesel, and electrical energy, for the next millennium:



We won't do it - but the Chinese are, and if we don't get off our fat asses, they will own the world.

Lots more at YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyqYP6f66Mw

Sunday, December 7, 2014