Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Friday, August 28, 2015

Veteran's Administration survey

The VA is asking for "a million veterans" to participate in a survey about health and mental condition. The survey can be found here.

Knowing what the Jugears administration has already done to our veterans, I would just file the letter in the circular file, not even mark :"I do not want to participate".

Telling the government that you have periods of "feeling blue" or are suffering from PTSD could easily get you listed as a "risk" and barred from owning a firearm. Admitting to chronic pain could easily have the same result.

Beware.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tractor fixed!

Finally got the tractor back together. Only took four splits - feels more like five.

The first time I put it back together, it seemed OK - until hydraulic fluid began pouring out from the starter. Split it again and replaced the 50-year-old rotten looking hoses in the clutch housing, and figured that would solve the problem.

Put it back together and stated it - still pouring fluid out of the clutch area. Got under and looked in while my son cranked it - oil coming out near the high pressure fitting. The new gasket between the front cover and trans housing had blown out because I had missed an O-ring.

Split it again. Found a suitable ring and put it back together again. Still leaking.

Went over the parts in the exploded drawing. The only culprits left were several O-rings in the fittings and the one I just replaced. Ordered all new rings and another gasket.

Got the parts Friday and split the tractor again. The O-ring I had put in slipped out of its' counter bore and got crushed. Replaced all the O-rings and the gasket, and carefully reassembled it. No leaks.

Mowed the firebreaks - and knocked the muffler apart on a dead tree branch. So, off to Farm and Fleet for a new muffler.

At least I can split the tractor in under three hours now...

Update 8/29 - last Tuesday I decided to go over the firebreaks again, as they need to be trimmed at least once a week to keep them neat. Made it around the west fields and about a third of the way around the east side - and the clutch locked up. Had this happen once in a Chevy C30 panel truck - bolts backed out of the flywheel and jammed the driven disc. I'll have to split the thing yet again to find out for sure, but there are no loose parts in the clutch housing, at least.

Oh - and about a quart of hydraulic fluid was in the bottom of the bell housing. Leftovers from the last time, or still leaking? This from about an hour of running.

Picked up a new muffler and a bucket of fluid - muffler in place, fluid waiting for a working clutch.

Since the firebreaks are mowed, it can wait a while - perhaps next weekend, which is a long one...

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Why our society is so stupid

We have taught our kids to unlearn!



As usual, the public school system and political correctness take most of the blame - but parents are complicit in not teaching critical thinking and personal responsibility at home.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

White privilege explained

Sunny is back!


Store owner defends himself and his property

Two weeks ago in Milwaukee, a store owner saw some armed men casing his business, and then ram through the front door with a stolen vehicle. He defends himself with a rifle. Video at the link.

The owner of the store found out Wednesday he won't be charged in the shooting.
 As well he shouldn't be. Self-defense and defense of property from armed attackers is a basic right.

Perhaps I need to be watching the news a bit more.

Found at Sipsey Street Irregulars.

Instant karma?

Vin Suprynowicz has a good article on the recent shooting at the black church in SC:

If we don’t have ‘common-sense gun control’ now, time to start over

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture,” said Cornell William Brooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after a visitor to a Bible study group at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shot and killed the preacher and eight parishioners there in Charleston, South Carolina June 17.

I agree with Mr. Brooks. I hope we can all agree that when people arm themselves and travel to a church with the pre-arranged plan to open fire and kill people at that church –- peaceful, innocent people who have caused no one harm — that’s evil, and anyone who commits such an act should be charged with multiple felonies and put on trial.
 That's my opinion, too. There's a bit more to the story, that gives me the title of this post:
Why didn’t anyone at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston — anyone but the attacker, that is to say — have and use a self-defense gun on the evening of June 17? It turns out it wasn’t just “bad luck.”
PASTOR DISARMED HIS PARISHIONERS
A board member for the National Rifle Association blames the gun-control position of South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney — the very same man who was killed with his parishioners in the Charleston church shooting — for the deaths of his congregation, Nick Gass of Politico reported on June 19.
If state Sen. -– who was also the Rev. -– Pinckney had voted to allow gun owners to carry their own weapons, Charles Cotton wrote, “eight of his church members … might be alive.”
In one thread discussing the previous day’s shooting at the Emanuel AME Church, a user with the name ShootDonTalk wrote: “Something else to consider: The pastor of this church, who was killed, is a State Legislator in S.C.”
“And he voted against concealed-carry,” 13-year NRA board member Cotton responded. “Eight of his church members who might be alive if he had expressly allowed members to carry handguns in church are dead. Innocent people died because of his position on a political issue.”
The bill that Pinckney voted against in 2011 would have permitted gun owners to bring guns into public places like churches and daycare centers. It ultimately failed.
Read the whole article. Well worth your time.

I've said it before, and it can't be said enough - if guns are banned, only criminals and the police will have guns. And the criminals will not respect anyone's wishes as to "gun-free zones".

Just south of me, in the People's Republik of Ill-Annoys, the city of South Beloit has decided to post huge signs with a gun in a red circle-slash at the entrances to their parks. If they were honest about it, the sign would have the words "Free Fire Zone", or "No Self Defense Allowed" in large letters, so patrons do not mistakenly get the idea that "no guns" means "safe".

Sunday, August 2, 2015

IRS rant

I know it's worthless to complain, but:

We files our 2014 tax return in February, using "E-File".

In early March, we got a letter from the IRS telling us our "refund" would be cut roughly in half, from what their E-File system calculated. OK, so we don't get what we expected. Easy come, easy go. We did get the reduced refund, and promptly spent it on overdue bills stemming from my then-recent layoff.

In April, we got another letter from the IRS - they want $2800 for taxes owed on our 2013 return, due to our not listing a "debt reduction" negotiated settlement of a credit card. We never received the 1099 that companies are required to send to people who get settlements like this, but they evidently DID send the information to the IRS so they could determine that we owe more.

First off, when we contacted with the lawyer to negotiate credit cards down, we were not told that any settlement would be treated by the IRS as a lump-sun increase in our income that year.

Secondly, why did the IRS not notice the discrepancy in our 2013 return before refunding almost double what we "owe" to us for 2014? I thought they deducted unpaid taxes from refunds.

I'm beginning to understand why some people go nuts.

To top it off, we recently got notices of MORE "settlements" from that lawyer - he's earning his keep, anyway - that will undoubtedly almost double our income this year, so in 2016 we will have to go into more debt to pay taxes on money we never saw.

There's been much talk of the "Fair Tax" where you pay a set percentage of your base pay to the government. It still will require the IRS to monitor people's personal lives lest they have an undocumented job, and will still require all those databases of American's financial dealings.

How about we abolish the IRS and all income taxes by Constitutional amendment. Make all government live off 5% or 10% of all retail sales exclusive of food, and shrink as needed to stay within budget. Let the various states donate 5% or 10% of their tax income to the federal government. The feds should never be bigger than 1/10 of 1% of the economy, defense included. This will provide a long-needed positive feedback mechanism for the government to actually help grow the economy rather than impede it.

Of course, this will mean a wholesale deconstruction of the federal government, and the layoffs of millions of useless drones, who will all go on unemployment until it runs out. Since all "entitlements" would also end, these drones would have to learn useful trades or starve.

Beautiful image. I won't hold my breath.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The View From Olympus: Chattanooga

Fourth Generation war visited Chattanooga last week at the cost of four Marines and one sailor dead. It was not the first instance of 4GW on American soil, and it will not be the last.
The killer was, again, Islamic. Islam is by no means the only non-state entity to which people may give their primary loyalty, but it is one of the more dangerous.
To diminish the risk of 4GW posed by Islam, we need to take two actions. The first is to stop Islamic immigration into this country, and not only Islamic immigration, but immigration by anyone who is likely to refuse to acculturate. All immigrants who refuse to become culturally American provide a base for 4GW.
The culturally Marxist Establishment insists on keeping the border open to such people because they help it attain its two main goals, first set by Gramsci in Italy and Lukacs in Hungary in l9l9, destroying Western culture and the Christian religion. Protecting ourselves from imported 4GW is “discrimination” in cultural Marxism’s vocabulary. In a 4GW world, any state that wants to survive will discriminate very carefully in terms of who it lets in.
YES. I've been of this opinion for a long time. If an "immigrant" does not want to become an American, he should leave after visiting our country, not expect us to change to suit him.

I need to repeat my mantra - discrimination is good - it allows you to tell good from evil. Laws prohibiting "discrimination" are stupid in the max.
The second action we need to take is to stop messing around in other peoples’ parts of the globe. So ong as we keep hitting them with drone and air strikes, they will try to hit us back on our own soil. What else should we expect? That war is waged only by one side? Here, the problem is not the cultural Marxists but people who call themselves “conservatives”. They are not. Desires to rule the world and cram Brave New World down everyone else’s throat are anti-conservative. At root they are nationalist, and nationalism arose on the left, not on the right. Russell Kirk was no friend of nationalism. 
 He goes on to discuss the "womanizing" of our country. This jives with my ideas of how to deal with Islamic extremists - though he's a bit nicer about it. I think we have nukes for just this kind of thing.
An America with a masculine culture would have replied to this and other incidents with what 4GW theory calls the “Hama model”. The President would have gone on television within a matter of hours to say to the nation, “As I am speaking, hundreds of American bombers are wiping the city of Raqqa off the map and killing every living thing in it. I warn all civilians in any other territory under the control of ISIS to flee. The same thing can happen to you.” Not only would this have hit ISIS hard physically, it would have deprived it of its base, a much more serious injury. If no civilians would remain in any area controlled by ISIS, ISIS could not function. 
Read the whole thing.

Now we know why Jugears wears "mom jeans" and a bike helmet...

HMMM...

Just got this from a friend. Good questions to sak yourself long before November.
 
When you vote for an incumbent you
are perpetuating our government as
it is now.  Nothing will change.

  These three, short sentences tell you a
lot about the direction of our current
government and cultural
environment:
 
1.)
We are advised NOT to judge ALL Muslims
by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

  Funny how that works. And here's another
one worth considering.
 

2.)

Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. 

  How come we never hear about welfare or
food stamps running out of money?
What's interesting is the first group "worked for"
their money, but the second didn't.

  Think about it.....
Last but not least:
 

3.)

Why are we cutting
benefits for our veterans, no pay raises
for our military and cutting our army to a level
lower than before WWII, but we are not
stopping payments to illegal aliens such
as monthly payments for each child, money for
housing, food stamps, free education
including college and also the right
to vote?
 
Am
I the only one missing something?
   If not, pass this along.
 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Jugears - he just won't quit

 He's persistent - I'll give him that.

Obama admin looks to ban some Social Security recipients from owning guns

Video at the link.
The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper.
The language of federal gun laws restricts ownership to people who are unable to manage their own affairs due to "marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease” – which could potentially affect a large group within Social Security, the LA Times reported.
What do you expect from a born and bred Communist - he's using the same method of handling dissidents that his ideological homeland used - throw them into the loony bin.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tractor follies

A couple weeks ago, the clutch started slipping badly in my Massey-Ferguson Super 90 tractor I use to mow firebreaks out back,

So - I split the tractor. Built up a couple supports out of concrete blocks and timbers, and put a metal plate on the support under the engine so I could use my big floor jack to move the engine away from the back of the tractor. My son Chris helped me roll the front wheels and guide the jack. Put a bottle jack under the engine to take the load off the floor jack.

Next thing I did was to drain the five gallons of Diesel fuel and oil out of the crankcase. The 300 CI Perkins is supposed to have seven quarts in the case. So, fuel lift pump leaking into the case. I hope I can find a rebuild kit, or a new pump assembly.

The clutch came apart with one broken bolt in the flywheel, and all the balls from the pilot bearing falling out when I removed the pressure plate. The throwout bearing is also noisy, so more parts to order.

There was a gallon or more oil in the clutch housing, so new crank seal, too.

Decided to top off the transmission while I was waiting for parts. The next morning, found a couple gallons of hydraulic oil on the floor. New seals on the pilot shaft and PTO shaft, too, and out comes the transmission. Easy job, if you have an engine hoist and a strong son to help.

Some photos:

Tractor from the front:



Back of the engine:



Rear of the tractor with transmission removed:



Transmission:



Transmission front cover and gears. The transmission seals live in here.:



Flywheel. Weighs about 80#. Drilled out the broken bolt and put in a Helicoil.



Parts on order. should have them next weekend.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Symbols


‘THIS FLAG’S NOT RACIST’ – CONFEDERATE FLAG SUPPORTERS WELCOME OBAMA TO OKLAHOMA

 


As President Obama arrived at his Oklahoma City hotel last night, he was met by a group of several dozen people defiantly waving Confederate flags.


(photo via the Associated Press)
According to reports, the group was organized by Andrew Duncomb, an African-American supporter of the Confederate flag.
 The Stars and Bars are a symbol of pride for many Americans.

Anniversary

Fifty years ago this month, the first combat troops left for Vietnam.

Vietnam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Begins

Thank a veteran.

Ready for Hitlary!

I was behind a Prius a couple days ago with a "Ready for Hillary" sticker on one side, and a "My kid is an honor student, and my governor is an idiot" sticker on the other side, and a UAW sticker in the back window.

So:














I think America has had enough of the Clintons.

And the Buses, for that matter.

One more:


Friday, July 17, 2015

Zero emissions?

News report: Janesville has just purchased an "electric motorcycle" so the police can patrol the bike trails without having to lose their doughnut guts.

The Madison reporter breathlessly described it as "silent, and it doesn't emit any carbon!"

Unless the Janesville Police Department has erected a wind / solar charging station for this thing, it either burbs coal, natural gas, or uses nuclear power. "Renewable" energy is still a bit player in our power grid, and will remain there for the foreseeable future.

Also, isn't there a law against using motor vehicles on the bike paths?

An officer interviewed said he has to use his horn or call out to avoid startling people biking or walking, since the thing is so quiet.

What's wrong with having police officers in shape enough to ride regular bicycles? I'm sure that motorcycle cost the people of Janesville a pretty penny - or the entire USA, if it was bought with a "grant" from the feds...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

History of the NRA




About 20 minutes in - but listen to the whole thing.

Jesse Jackass and Al Sharp-ton don't speak for the majority.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Thomas Sowell on slavery

Extremely good article:

A Legacy of Cliches

Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of "a legacy of slavery." But anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about -- whether fatherless children, crime or whatever -- is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended.
Another cliche that has come into vogue is that slavery is "America's original sin." The great Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said that a good catch phrase could stop thinking for fifty years. Catch phrases about slavery have stopped people from thinking, even longer than that.
Today the moral horror of slavery is so widely condemned that it is hard to realize that there were thousands of years when slavery was practiced around the world by people of virtually every race. Even the leading moral and religious thinkers in different societies accepted slavery as just a fact of life.
No one wanted to be a slave. But their rejection of slavery as a fate for themselves in no way meant that they were unwilling to enslave others. It was just not an issue -- until the 18th century, and then it became an issue only in Western civilization.

Go read the whole article. And eschew cliches!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Warning

The end may be near -



I hope you've prepared...

Chicgo - poster child for the success of gun control

The NRA has a very good video - here.

Rahm-it-to-em Emanuel wants more gun control, The proper solution would be to repeal ALL the illegal laws, and let the good people of Chicago take care of the problem as they encounter it.

He claims to be a Constitutional scholar...

but he acts like he's never heard of the document:

Obama Issues 19 Classified Directives Changing Laws Passed by Congress 

No less than USA Today called attention to these secret orders in an article published on June 24. The article explained: 

Of the 30 PPDs issued by Obama, 19 have not been released. And for 11 of those, the White House has not disclosed even the subject of the order.
"It's not only the public that doesn't have copies. It's also Congress that doesn't have copies," Aftergood said. "It's a domain of largely unchecked presidential authority. It doesn't mean it's bad, but it's lacking in independent oversight.”
But they have the same legal force as an executive order, forming a body of largely secret law, said Harold Relyea, a political scientist who advised Congress on national security directives before retiring from the Congressional Research Service.
"The difference is that while executive orders are public by law — they must be published in the Federal Register to be effective — PPDs are not," he said. "It is a kind of secret law. People have to obey it. But it's a directive that can allocate money, direct people or take a course of action.”
Write your CONgresscritters. Demand this stop - now.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Not in the least surprised

Consider the source:

Millennials in San Diego sign petition to remove American flag

Millennials in San Diego signed a petition to ban and replace the American flag, as seen in a video published on Monday.
Mark Dice, a media analyst, started a fake petition that called for the removal of Old Glory and then filmed himself as he walked around San Diego asking young adults to sign it. Even with the approach of Fourth of July weekend, a surprising amount did.
"These millennials have been indoctrinated by their communist college professors, indoctrinated by the liberal media, poisoned by today's pop culture into really being ashamed of America and so afraid to be politically incorrect that … they are now willing to replace, ban the American flag, issue a new flag," Dice said on "Fox and Friends" on Tuesday.
Dice called the results "absolutely astounding," when more people than he expected readily took up the cause of his fake petition.
I suppose we should replace it with something like this:


Ever notice that the "gay rainbow" is missing indigo? Are they discriminating against colors some people are physically incapable of seeing?

Or this:


With all the schools banning wearing the flag, or even having a flag sticker on your car, and all the PC bullshit about "triggers", it was inevitable that these morons would be programmed to respond like this...

It's not even just a fake petition:

Although Dice's proposition was fake, he is not the only one who has requested the removal of the stars and stripes. Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam leader and civil rights activist, spoke in favor of taking down the American flag following the Charleston, S.C., church shooting.
"I don't know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down because we've caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag," said Farrakhan at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, a little less than a week ago.
Again, consider the source, but still - it got reported as real news.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Unintended consequences?

Might be:

SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage Mandates Nationwide Concealed Carry Reciprocity

-snip-
The Court used Section 1 of the Fourteen Amendment to justify their argument, which reads:

Amendment XIV

Section 1.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
By using the Constitution in such a manner, the Court argues that the Due Process Clause extends “certain personal choices central to individual dignity and autonomy” accepted in a majority of states across the state lines of a handful of states that still banned the practice.
The vast majority of states are “shall issue” on the matter of issuing concealed carry permits, and enjoy reciprocity with a large number of other states.
 I've always thought the "full faith and credit" clause was sufficient to allow concealed carry - or open carry, for that matter, anywhere if it was allowed in your home state, but I'm not rich enough to own a staff of lawyers to bail me out.

I wonder who will be the first test case to carry in Illinois based on a Wisconsin CCW?

Not me, until I win the lottery...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Another simple solution

About identity theft - all CONgress has to do to eliminate this problem is to make the lender responsible for issuing a fraudulent loan - not the person defrauded.

I personally know of a case where a person with "power of attorney" for an elderly person's finances went into a bank and had the woman sign for a mortgage - the proceeds of which the person with power of attorney promptly stole and spent. The woman's estate was subjected to legal action by the issuing bank - for a loan made against a property in trust, without even checking to see if there was a clear title for the property in question. The heirs had to pay off the bank - and their lawyers.

With a law as I suggest in place, the bank would have had no recourse except to prosecute the person with the power of attorney who was guilty of not only fraud, but malfeasance.

The answer to the "gay marriage" issue

Is extremely simple. All the states need do is cease issuing marriage licenses altogether. End of controversy.

As long as states required testing for STDs, there was a legitimate reason for a state to issue a marriage license. Public health is a legitimate concern of state government.

Since the advent of AIDS, many states have dropped the testing requirement - and so, have lost the only justifiable reason for licenses. Of course, there is always the issue of fees and taxes, but I would believe that the costs outweigh the income and the controversy.

No state licenses would make the Supreme Court ruling meaningless. If two people want to get married, they can find a suitable preacher or "justice of the peace", or just declare themselves married. That's how it worked for hundreds of years. Common law marriage is still observed in several states. Custody of children, inheritance, and such issues have lots of legal precedent, as do contracts and "pre-nup" agreements.

Of course, we should expect that there will be cases where preachers will not want to participate in an action they find sinful or wrong. Lawsuits will undoubtedly follow.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Because idiots

I'm getting sick of the revisionists and the book-burners.

So:


I was born and bred in Chicago. Never lived south of Chicago. Don't have any "Southern pride".

What I do have is a deep and abiding loathing for the idiots in charge of too much of our country.

The Southern States seceded from the Union - quite legally, as the Union is a voluntary agreement between the several States. They did this not to preserve slavery, which was becoming uneconomical even before the War, but because of restrictions on trade imposed by the Northern states.

Abraham Lincoln has been quoted as stating he had no interest in having Negroes in the US - he was in favor of returning them to Africa. The 13th Amendment was more about politics than justice. His presidency set the stage for the huge increase in federal power we suffer under today.

This image is only objectionable to people who intend to ignore history. Like the lawsuits against Indian team names and mascots. Such will ultimately result in an America that does not remember it's history - and that suits the liberals just fine.

Here are some truly objectionable symbols:




















Note that even though I find these symbols distasteful, some of them obscene, I do not advocate banning them.

Or the ideas they represent.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Violence in Baltimore

A late posting:

Dozens Shot In Memorial Day Violence In Baltimore

Baltimore police reported twenty-eight shootings and nine homicides over Memorial Day weekend, making May the deadliest month in the city since December 1999.

The victims included a 9-year-old boy shot in the leg yesterday. Police described the child as an “unintentional victim of the shooting.”

A total of thirty-five people have been killed in Baltimore in the month of May, bringing the death toll to 108 since the beginning of the year.
Chicago better look out - they might lose their first-place standing!

Tomb of the Unknowns

I bet most people don't know anything about this:



Found here.

Competency

Jugears sure can pick 'em - this is the person he appointed to run the federal prison system:



We are doomed if we don't get these people out of power!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Predictable

Demonrats move to ban the nonexistent,

Dems move to ban plastic guns

Congressional Democrats are proposing to ban plastic guns, following reports of major security lapses at the nation’s airports

Plastic guns can be even more dangerous than traditional firearms because they're harder to detect, says Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.).

The Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, backed by Israel and several other Democrats, would prohibit the manufacture of entirely plastic guns. The legislation would require a major component of every gun to contain enough traces of metal to be detected.
Listen to the logic:
"If detectable weapons can make it through security checkpoints, how can we expect to catch wrongdoers carrying undetectable plastic firearms?" Israel told The Hill. “What could be worse than a gun that can be used on an airplane, but cannot be detected on the security line because it’s plastic?”
"It’s time to modernize our airport security so the American people can count on it," he added.
OK. The TSA gropers can't find conventional weapons that easily trip metal detectors and show up clearly on X-ray. So, let's pass a law banning the nonexistent so when it shows up in someone's carry-on, they won't be able to see it anyway, and criminals will ignore the law  and print out one-shot handguns any time they want, as criminals do not obey laws, stupid or otherwise.

Representative Israel should try living in the real world, where criminals ignore laws they find inconvenient and realize that the cat is out of the bag re: firearms and solid printers.

Since "undetectable" guns are, in fact, undetectable, the only way to ensure they don't get on airplanes is to make every passenger strip naked, submit to a thorough cavity search and MRI (lest they have an implanted WMD), and wait while all their carry-on luggage - and every checked luggage item - is opened and searched by at least three independent teams - with all activities recorded to prevent theft and other fraud. The passengers will have to board naked, and be placed in straitjackets, belted into their seats, which will have to be transparent so any surreptitious Houdinis can be identified before they escape their bonds.

Only then will air travel be safe from passengers who intend mayhem.

I expect one of our solons like Rep Israel or Nancy Pee-Lousy to propose such a bill right after the Demonrats win the 2016 Presidential race. It sure won't fly under a sane President.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Thanks, LBJ!

Your "War on Poverty" has succeeded beyond your wildest dreams:

#9   When LBJ’s “War on Poverty” began, less than 10 percent of all U.S. children were growing up in single parent households. Today, that number has skyrocketed to 33 percent .

#10   In 1950, less than 5 percent  of all babies in America were born to unmarried parents. Today, that number   is over 40 percent.

#11   The poverty rate for households that are led by a married couple is 6.8 percent. For households that are led by a female single parent, the poverty rate is 37.1 percent.

Found at Nobody Asked Me

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Letter to the editor

Just submitted this. The Beloit Daily News is down to one or less op-ed page per week - let's see if I make it:

Front page headline = :If health act fails, heat's up" about how the GOP needs to do damage control if the Supreme Court rules part of Obamacare unconstitutional.

The Republicans have opposed this unprecedented usurpation of American citizens' freedom to choose their own health care options from the beginning. Democrats like Nancy Pelosi told us "we have to pass it to see what's in it". Now that this horrible mess is in front of the court because of its' unclear wording, we have to expect the Republicans, who had nothing to do with the creation or passing of this mess, to take the blame for its' failure.

Sounds right. Must be George Bush's fault.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The truth - if you will hear...

I've said similar things for years - but I'm just a dumb cracker...

Walter E Williams: The True Black Tragedy

Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today's black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let's look at some of it.

Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father.
The true cause of all the problems blacks face in our cities today is do-gooders and a government too stupid to think ahead - or too bent on keeping "those niggers voting Democrat for the next hundred years", as LBJ put it...

All these SJWs who keep agitating for an increase to the minimum wage are useful idiots to people like Jugears and Hitlary who depend on an uneducated black voting bloc.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Final warning

George Orwell on where we were headed back then:



We've arrived. The Ministry of Truth is the MSM. The Party is the Demonrats and the progressives/liberals in general.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This is what's wrong with Jugears' immigration policy

It keeps in the worst as well as the truly unfortunate:

Mass Murderer Was Spared Deportation Under Obama’s DACA Program

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services admitted that gang member and illegal immigrant Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, charged with four counts of first-degree murder in North Carolina last week, was spared deportation under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program two years ago.

Rangel-Hernandez had extensive gang ties and a prior drug arrest when he came before USCIS for a deportation proceeding in 2012. Although immigration officials knew about his past, they allowed Rangel-Hernandez to stay in the country anyway.

Go read the rest.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The economy is improving!

Here's proof:

The bottle on the left is the new Coke size - 500 ml, or 16.9 oz. It replaces the old 20 oz. bottle.
Same price - $1.25 in the machine at work. 

So, Jugears has improved the economy by 15.5% - in the wrong direction.

This jives with the job situation - real unemployment, not just people still collecting benefits, hovers around 30%...

I'll be bringing six-packs of RC Cola to put in the fridge.