Thursday, November 29, 2007

Why I don't watch

People seem so wound up on debates and I'm not sure why for the most part. i simply can not see how making a choice on who to vote for can be done in the few high pressure moments of a debate. People talk about how Hillary sounded good compared to her flop in the next to last debate, and the "Ron Paul always wins" views of others always are echoes and repeated online in the days after.

But can a few moments on TV really change your mind? I just don't get it. I have not watched a single election debate, and the talking heads after the fact are likely more informative.

Debates just don't fly for me.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Quote

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. —THOMAS PAINE

Monday, November 26, 2007

Blog

I am not dead, but life has gotten busy in a positive way. I'm registering for classes, and have had computer issues, and the holidays have made me a lax blogger.

Things will not change. I was planning on putting the blog on hiatus until I graduate in 2012, but will drop in every few days as I find something I wish to post. I was not a prolific poster, and will be even less so, but I do not plan to stop.

I do plan on working the community blog and create something that has more then just an online presence. I want it to be something that can have an affact on Smyrna. Two months ago I set up a booth and handed out flyers and stickers about the community blog, and met several readers.

Not dead, just busy.

Friday, November 23, 2007

I'm old

I just had to increase the text size on my computer up a notch to make it easier to read. Either I'm old, or I need new glasses. Likely both.

Friday, November 16, 2007

D'oh!



Whomever wrote this had to have laughed out loud.

Quote

Americans need not fear the federal government because they enjoy the advantage of being armed, which you possess over the people of almost every other nation. — James Madison.
Every time a gun law passes, this quote becomes more ominous.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New entrepreneurs

A new generation of new entrepreneurs is being groomed thanks to the government...to their regret.
After everyone ordered, Billy cued Ralf to lay down the prop. Ralf plopped two cards on the table. One was an American Express, and the other a Costco Card. Then he laid out several receipts from Costco.

“He said, ‘Mom and Dad, Ralf and I are in business together.’” Sue Anne said. “He explained that Ralf has a credit card and a membership to Costco. They had this deal worked out where Ralf was buying candy in bulk, very cheaply at Costco, and Billy was selling it. He was selling it in the hallways, in the parking lot and at football games. Ralf was getting a percentage for obtaining the goods, and Billy was taking his cut for marketing and selling. They were marking this stuff up something like 10 times the Costco price. And it was selling. They told us it was easy to sell.”

Billy told them he had kept it a secret because he was fairly certain they wouldn’t approve. He believed it was a violation of school rules, even though nobody was trying hard to stop it. Sue Anne and William were relieved.
That kid is going places in this world.

Has it been a whole year?

Milton Friedman



Now compare his nobel views that greed can uplift more people then any government program can, and compare it to how Hollywood uses and views greed. Of course the smarmy bad character supports greed in their view.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

***Language alert***

Hillary Clinton you political whore. If you end up run out of town on a rail the world would be a better place.

I'm rather pissed tonight at some of her latest words, or her latest spewing of political gaming filth. It involves states rights, verses the rotting claw of the federal government. Now you would have to be living under a rock to not know that the immigration issue is a political hot potato, and that the candidates are doing everything they can to avoid it. Even to the point of whoring out their normal beliefs for a brief moment of respite from it.

The latest is drivers licenses. Seems there is a push by some to allow illegals to drive. Now we know they drive, but the laminated card of safety will allow them to drive and never get in an accident, or some other bullshit reason. The issue of licenses for illegals was addressed by the old battle axe, and she played the political game well and ran for cover.
Pressed anew on whether she supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday it depends on the state.

In a CNN interview, Clinton, a New York senator, reiterated her support for governors who must contend with large populations of undocumented workers in the absence of federal immigration reform. She then was asked whether she thinks it is a "good idea" for governors to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.

"It depends upon what state they're in. It depends upon what they think the risks are," Clinton said. "A governor of New York that has a lot of immigrants, many of whom we know are not there legally, has to worry about security. A governor of another state where that's not a problem doesn't."
It seems she started to channel the spirit of the states right corpse that the federals skewer more and more with increasing anger. Instead of acting like she has a set of balls( a set that I believe is Bill's in a mason jar), she fell back on the "it's up to the individual states" line.

Just one problem in this act. She seemingly had no trouble telling the states what to do when it came to us. Us, the legals.
H.R.418
Title: To establish and rapidly implement regulations for State driver's license and identification document security standards, to prevent terrorists from abusing the asylum laws of the United States, to unify terrorism-related grounds for inadmissibility and removal, and to ensure expeditious construction of the San Diego border fence.
Yes. You might have heard of this. It's called the Real ID act, or as some say "bend over and get your state ID number branded on your arse" bill. For us it is "One size fits all", but the political hot potato she tossed towards the individual governors.

She was one of the 100 senators (That's all of them by the way) who voted on the H. R. 1268 Conference Report, the report that the "son of real ID act" ended up on.

For you and me she has no trouble snapping that federal whip over the heads of the states governments while dressed in a leather outfit with a strap-on in the shape of a rolled and soiled constitution, but when it comes to the hot potato illegal immigrant issue, she looks like a bread baking, loving member of states rights coalition.

I have never seen a better example of political whoring by her then I have in the few short words she has spoken on this subject. If you're a statist, and she is by any definition in the book, then stand by your beliefs, but if you're a states right person then be one. of course she is not a state's right person, but to use that view to hide during an election shows a fundamental flaw in her character that should be a glaring sign that she should never be able to grasp into her claws the reigns of power.

Hillary Clinton. If you sell out your own statist beliefs just to avoid an issue, then why should you be someone we could trust in the oval office? We can't, and I hope to hell you lose.

You might be a redneck if..

You're cooking hotdogs and find that you're moving them around the pot with a Phillips Head Screwdriver.

In my defense I keep it over the sink as I find it is the best thing to punch holes in condensed milk cans for hot chocolate.

Friday, November 02, 2007

"This is John Galt speaking..." PART ONE



I found this series on Youtube and wanted to share them with you. I'll be posting these every few days until I get all of the ones they have online posted here, then I will post them as they come out.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

They were not pleased.

The state of Iowa needed more money, so relabelled a farm product.. The people were not pleased.
Here's a Halloween riddle: What happened when Iowa Department of Revenue officials tried to tax pumpkins?
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The department said it announced the policy last year, but it acknowledged that many people didn't notice until Wednesday, when the story whipsawed around the Internet and drew scads of derisive comments.

Even as it rescinded the policy, the department issued a news release defending its original reasoning. "Food and food ingredients are defined as substances that are sold for ingestion or chewing by humans and are consumed for their taste or nutritional value," the release said.
I like the "we will not do it, but we still say we are right" view of their last remarks.

Of course the Governors comment to cover his butt is a delight to read.
The statement didn't say why the department changed its policy, but the controversy apparently spooked Gov. Chet Culver.

He issued his own statement after administrators went public with their reversal.

"It has come to my attention that a policy change made in December of 2006 - before I took office - is resulting in this ridiculous pumpkin tax," Culver said.
His "please don't hurt me" line is sad to behold.

I said it 3 1/2 years ago

The NYPD is in the process of looking into some new technology to show what really happens when an officer shoots his firearm.
In a city where the street version of events is often worlds apart from the police version, a new technology might help bridge the gap.

Yesterday, city officials showed off the PistolCam, a lightweight, pager-sized digital camera that attaches to an officer's gun barrel and automatically begins recording as soon as the officer draws his weapon.

Newburgh is looking to become the first police force in the country to use the new cameras, and police and city officials hope it can help cool relations between police and residents. Tensions here have been raised by several high-profile incidents, including a shoot-out between city police and 23-year-old Antonio Bryant, which left Bryant dead in the middle of Broadway last year.
New my arse. I said this should be made with technology that was common then in March 2004.
What I would like to see is a gun camera. With modern digital cameras running under a 100$ and as small as a zippo lighter we have entered an age of the perfect witness. Using an attachment, like for a paramag, connect a small digital camera that takes a shot just as you shoot. So no cop can say he had a gun, when he did not or the family makes charges of an innocent victim, when he had a butchers knife.
Better late then never.

To damn lazy

I'm a solid firearms enthusiast. I can't afford to be a proper gun nut, but I can hope. The news is filled with a solid effort to ...