Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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Honduras... let us all butt out. It would seem that they have it well in hand... actually, it looks like they do better than we do at it.

Mike over at...

Sipsey Street reminds us to mind our manners, prove that we deserve our thumbs and pick up after our damn selves.

True Friendship

Thanks to Frank, Mary and everyone else who sent this to me. ;)

Impossible Things To Say...

when drunk... Thanks Patti


1. Innovative
2. Preliminary
3. Proliferation
4. Cinnamon


1. Specificity
2. Anti-constitutionalistically
3. Passive-aggressive disorder
4. Transubstantiate


1. No thanks, I'm married.
2. Nope, no more booze for me!
3. Sorry, but you're not really my type.
4. Taco Bell? No thanks, I'm not hungry.
5. Good evening, officer. Isn't it lovely out tonight?
6. Oh, I couldn't! No one wants to hear me sing karaoke.
7. I'm not interested in fighting you.
8. Thank you, but I won't make any attempt to dance, I have no coordination. I'd hate to look like a fool!
9. Where is the nearest bathroom? I refuse to pee in this parking lot or on the side of the road.
10. I must be going home now, as I have to work in the morning.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

How the House voted on HR 2454

Roll 477 - HR2454 - American Clean Energy and Security Act.

Mine voted no. I would encourage you to go look for yours. Do we all realize that we emit CO/CO2 every time we exhale? Morons.

John Lott's Website: The names of the eight Republicans who voted for the cap & trade bill in the House last night

John Lott's Website: The names of the eight Republicans who voted for the cap & trade bill in the House last night

Miserable... rotten... oh, you get the idea.

Because it is aiming toward hot...

and I am avoiding any real work for a little longer...

Iran. I Ran. IR an. IRA n. --North Korea, Pakistan, etc--

Yes, the treatment of the people by their leadership is... I don't really have a word for it... despicable (but that is weak). Yes, bullies of the world do this. Yes, I have never much cared for bullies. And, herein lies the problem.

For all that lives in my soul, I would (and have) protect(ed) those who cannot protect themselves. But, I will not even ponder on it for those who will not protect themselves.

For my coin, we butt out of Iran, much farther (as in the removal of nuclear weapons and technology, then butt out) in Pakistan via Afghanistan (now that we have helped to destabilize both) and tell N. Ko to watch what happens and no, China won't save you this time. All meaning... Leave us be... Period. If the citizens of those lands want regime change (and they don't, not by their own labor anyway), let them organize and begin the battle. Then, if it suits us, we can lend aid. Seems that is how it was done in the 1700s anyway. The only reasons for intervention (as I see it) are as follows and this applies to any foreign state...

1. Attack us directly. See how that works out for you.
2. Attack an ally. See item 1.
3. Make a global menace of yourself on the scale of atomic weapons. See item 1.

We are not on this Earth to be the nanny for the rest of it. First, it is presumptuous. Second, it is arrogant. Third, it just pisses them off anyway. Why do we think that our Wonderful Way of Life™ fits anywhere else in the world?

The innertoob, teewee, etc will always be able to find enough angry people to fill the camera lens... on any topic. So, as long as we let the "leaders of the world" and the "media" guide our foreign policy... we will always be the asshat of the world.

Friday, June 26, 2009

My Query Submitted to the American Legion Magazine...

regarding the 90% quote found in a story in the June 2009 issue.

Good Evening,

Please allow me to start by saying that I truly appreciate all that the Legion does and what it stands for. The what it stands for is why I am writing this mail. On page 27 near the bottom of the right hand column, in the story titled The WAR Next Door written by Jay Stuller, there is a quote attributed to Dianne Feinstein. It is the same “90% of the firearms found at Mexican crime scenes originated in the US” quote. How is it that this lie came to be printed in our magazine?

If I should get a response, I will most happily post it.


ET has something up over here. Describes the funk (no, not the P. Funk) real well (except for the CA part, for which I go nothing). BTW, if you wanna slide by the 25 Backyard Range of Doom™ --B RoD™-- (it can be done by the time you get here)... feel free.

The Religion of Peace is Proselytizing...

here in the Americas.

So, Jihad Watch has a piece that talks about CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) distributing 100,000 korans to American "leaders". I reckon proselytizing is a one way street to these folks. Can one imagine what would happen if Bibles were distributed to a muslim population?

Monday, June 22, 2009


Got this in an e-mail today. Thanks Tom.

Robbie Knievel is at it again.


Robbie Knievel (son of Evil Knievel) has an event at the Ford Center this weekend in Beaumont, Texas. He's going to try to jump over 1,000 Obama supporters with a bulldozer.

I have 4 extra tickets if anybody wants them. Should be a good time.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Something else from the June edition of the American Legion magazine

Not that this is a big deal, it is just something that I noticed. The "Big Issues" section of the magazine (p. 10 in the June 2009 edition) is where opposing congressional views on a topic are delivered.

In all the time that I have been reading this magazine, I do not ever recall a time where it was not a Democrat on one side and a Republicrat on the other. This issue, two Democrats talking about stem cells.

Again, not a big deal... just don't remember seeing it before.

An interesting place to read this...

I have been behind in nearly every aspect of normalcy as of late with all of the rush to plant and vacation and equipment malf's at work. So, I am just now beginning to get on periodicals that have been lying about for awhile. Having said that, I began reading the June 2009 edition of the American Legion magazine last night and got as far as the middle.

There is a story titled "The WAR Next Door" written by Jay Stuller appearing on pages 24 through 28. In the subsection titled 'Fear, Loathing and a Little Help From Up North.' (p.27), the following quotation is made...

"It's unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and are used to shoot judges, police officers, mayors, kidnap innocent people and do terrible things come from the United States," says Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Why... is... this... LIE being repeated? In fact, if this story, talking about the internal strife in Mexico and its possibility for becoming a failed state, were to aim a little closer at the nail head, it may want to talk more about the illicit military arms that are making their way into Mexico and a little less about the illicit civilian arms.

Yes, illicit arms are a real problem in Mexico. Yes, some fraction of them are purchased by "straw buyers" in the US and moved across the border. If there is an outcry for all of the other sources to quit it (like from the US .gov to the MX .gov and then toted off to gangland with the deserters), I would surely like to hear it. As for the illegal transfer of US civilian arms to Mexico... build that fence, man that fence, arm that fence and outfit that fence with enhanced tunnel locating hardware.

As for this sort of thing showing up in the American Legion magazine... unconscionable is the only word that I can come up with.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Maobama I

Got this in an e-mail and it fits too well with yesterday's to not pass along. Thanks Mary.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I heard that on the SIRIUS this morning and about fell down... hard to do when you are driving. ;) It fits all too well. Say it with me just one time... MaoBama

Divorce Agreement

As I have been tremendously lame in the original content department, I submit yet another bit from the e-mail box. Thanks Tom.


Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood.

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.


Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I was going to introduce the five foot Gladiolus but...

I received this in an e-mail. It is long, worth a quick read and all I can say is I agree and I hope so. Thanks Clint...


GLENN: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership: I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal health care. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.
Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some non politicians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law.

I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back.

You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you?

We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come.

Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us who will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care.

Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us.

If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you.

If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be, one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming.

We the people are coming.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Well now, I don't know about...

the Global Warming, but the Alabama Warming certainly has gotten with it. I heard heat index of 105 today. It is the kind of hot that makes a gradually colder shower move from seems like a good idea to mandatory else you will start sweating straight out of the shower.

Got to love that the remaining yard work is on the West side of the house, away from the tree line... very poor planning on my part.

Gratefully, the Spring yard work is almost done. There is a little blueberry picking, a little blackberry picking, a few peaches and some garden veg -tomatoes, chilies and bush beans are on and the bells, pumpkin, cucumber and squash are in flower. Add this on to the weekly mowing regimen and that will be about all I have left from July to near the end of September. :)

Unless of course we count about a half mile of new 4 strand barbed wire fence, a few gates, a half acre of trees to clear (with stumps and roots to pull), prep for the faux-orchard and a bunch of edging, stairs and water diversion. Heck, might as well toss in the deck addition, the fire pit modification and the trailer(s) parking pad out back. I believe that the sweat started just typing all that work. ;)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

One Last Request

Received this today via e-mail and got a grin out of it. Thanks Tom.

Katie Couric, Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and a tough U.S. Marine Corporal were captured by terrorists in Iraq. The leader of the terrorists told them he'd grant each of them one last request before they were beheaded and dragged naked through the streets.

Katie Couric said, 'Well, I'm a Southerner, so I'd like one last plate of fried chicken.'

The leader nodded to an underling who left and returned with the chicken. Couric ate it all and said, 'Now I can die content.'

Charlie Gibson said, 'I'm living in' New York , so I'd like to hear the song, The Moon and Me, one last time.'

The terrorist leader nodded to another terrorist who had studied the Western world and knew the music. He returned with some rag-tag musicians and played the song.

Gibson was satisfied.

Brian Williams said, 'I'm a reporter to the end. I want to take out my tape recorder and describe the scene here and what's about to happen. Maybe, someday, someone will hear it and know that I was on the job till the end.'

The leader directed an aide to hand over the tape recorder and Williams dictated his comments.

He then said, 'Now I can die happy.'

The leader turned and asked, 'And now, Mr. U.S. Marine, what is your final wish?

'Kick me in the ass,' said the Marine.

'What?' asked the leader, 'Will you mock us in your last hour?'

'No, I'm NOT kidding. I want you to kick me in the ass,' insisted the Marine.

So the leader shoved him into the yard and kicked him in the ass. The Marine went sprawling, but rolled to his knees, pulled out a 9 mm pistol hidden from inside his Recon cammies and shot the leader dead. In the resulting confusion, he emptied his sidearm on six terrorists, then with his Ka-bar knife he slashed the throat of one, and with an AK-47, which he took, sprayed the rest of the terrorists killing another 11.
In a flash, all of them were either dead or fleeing for their lives.

As the Marine was untying Couric, Gibson, and Williams, they asked him, 'Why didn't you just shoot them all in the first place? Why did you ask him to kick you in the ass?'

'What?' replied the Marine, 'and have you three assholes report that I was the aggressor....?'

Semper Fi!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

The weekend of rain has been beneficial in many ways...

I have zero firearms that have been fired more recently than they have been cleaned. :)
Carpets are clean, kitchen is clean and more items are dust free than dust laden. :)
With nearly four inches of rain in the last three days, there will be no watering requirements in the yard for the near future. :)
E-mail and blog reading is caught up for the first time in who knows how long. :)
My office only looks like one major disaster instead of the several it has resembled since before going on vacation a couple of weeks ago. :) :)
Oh yeah, and the napping to the thunderstorms has been most excellent. ;)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Well, Springtime Mashed the Pause Button...

To Y'all who keep posting no matter what time of year it is... H/T to ya... as for my aging, under-exercised, perpetually wore out engineer @ss, I hope to get back to it in July... when it is too hot outside to sensibly plant anything. Out of curiosity, those of you Jay G, Brigid, Handbasket, Tam, ET, Xavier, etc. who post in spite of tremendously full "Other Lives"... how?

And, because I have to. To all my current and prior military brethren... I am sooooo sorry that you are stuck with your current C-in-C, just (IMHO) be more wary of who stands behind him (don't mean the handlers, I mean Biden, Pelosi, et al). And to my patriot (and occasional Threeper) brethren, patience is a virtue, don't allow patience to override good sense... and never, NEVER provocate until it is really ON. Last, there is no real hope in negotiation (especially from a position of weakness)... peace through superior firepower is the human way (yes, we, as humans, suck and we are the TOP of the current evolutionary ladder)... Just sayin'.

I truly hope to have some meaningful and useful stuff for posting by July. Maybe pictures of the landscaping and an itemized review of the 'Bama legistlative process will suffice... doubt it, but hope springs eternal without the stinking change. And, by the way, tonight's short backyard session with some .44 Mag and the Desert Eagle Mk VII was tremendously therapeutic.