Friday, December 31, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
How do we know this?
Well, other than being paranoid- which is currently just another word for "knowing"- of anything our Uncle Fed decides to do is definitely detrimental to anyone with half a brain, we have the people in charge telling us exactly what they expect to do. Re: the following Email I received from Kathleen Sebelius after writing her about my dislike and concerns about S510...
While we will respond to the specific issues you raise as soon as we can, I wanted to let you know that your message has been received and that I appreciate your taking the time to write. (Ummm, really? You appreciate me calling you a slut? editor.)
The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to protect the nation’s health and provide essential human services, and, as part of that mission, we are at the forefront of the federal government’s efforts to address a wide range of critical issues and challenges. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our work. (I'm actually aware of 'their' work, which is why I wrote. My intent was to update them on my feelings about it. ed)
First, on March 23, after more than a year of extensive debate (between whom? ed), the President signed into law health reform legislation that brings down health care costs for American families and small businesses, expands coverage to millions of Americans and ends the worst practices of insurance companies (Which, of course, we know is bankrupting insurance companies and causing them to deny coverage to people with prior illnesses- ed). As a result of the new law, Americans will begin to see significant benefits take effect this year, with other important reforms following shortly after. In the weeks, months, and years ahead, our department will be responsible for implementing many of these reforms (consider ourselves warned- ed). You can be assured that we are firmly committed to explaining these changes to the American people clearly, and to enacting them carefully and effectively. For information about the new law, I would encourage you to visit www.healthcare.gov.
Meanwhile, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we’ve made hundreds of millions of dollars available as part of a comprehensive prevention and wellness initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work (of course, all Americans have noticed this in the wonderful sign-age currently plastered to hospital and clinic walls-ed.). This new initiative supports local efforts to reduce obesity , increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking (IF you really wanted to curb smoking, you'd just pass a law making smoking and tobacco products illegal, but you don't have the balls to go against your purse holders- ed.)– the four most important things we can to do to fight chronic diseases and improve public health. And it’s right in line with the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, which calls on Americans to work together to solve childhood obesity in a generation. You can learn more about these and other Recovery Act initiatives at www.hhs.gov/recovery.
In addition, it is a core responsibility of HHS, through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure the food we eat is safe. Toward that end, I am firmly committed to working with my colleagues at the Department of Agriculture to achieve the President’s goal of upgrading and strengthening our food safety system; restoring trust in the FDA as the leading science-based regulatory agency in the world; and fulfilling our obligation to the American people to ensure that the food they purchase and serve to their families is safe to eat. For more information, please visit www.foodsafety.gov. (Of course, we'll have to purchase our food, since the HHS/DA will declare what we grow as 'inedible and unfit for human consumption'. ed)
Finally, HHS plays a vital role in getting our children ready to learn and thrive in school (has anyone in the Dept of Ed ever read the true stats on how well un-educated our children currently are? ed), helping low-income ("but I have a Big Screen TV, digital stereo DVD/CD player, the latest I-pod and 4G phone network" - ed) working families struggling to make ends meet in this difficult economy, and meeting the basic needs of vulnerable populations, such as abused and neglected children, refugees ( which we are attempting to increase with our DREAM act- ed.), and individuals with disabilities. As the Administration works to turn around our economy, we recognize that the economic downturn has had its greatest impact on the most vulnerable among us – low-income families with children (and people who own companies as well as people who have jobs- ed). Through child care, child support, energy assistance, and other efforts, the Department helps low-income (because we outsourced their jobs- ed) parents and their communities weather this economic storm. We will continue to work hard to improve these programs through evidence-based approaches that make a difference for these families and children. (So you're going to impeach the Dark Lord and his cabinet and then resign?)
Again, thank you for writing."
Folks, call your legislators and let them know this kind'a shit just ain't gonna cut it.
Bless God- and bless America.
While admiring her purchase, she discovered a wondrously tall Douglas Fir growing on the exact center of the highest point of her land. Wanting to see the total splendor of her purchase, she decided to climb the tree.
As she neared the uppermost branches, she was attacked by a Spotted Owl and, while attempting to defend herself against the attack, lost her grip on the branch she was holding, lost her balance and slid down the entire length of the tree. Needless to say, she broke many branches on her trip to the ground, gathering many painful splinters in her crotch area.
In extreme pain and unable to remove the splinters herself, she hurried to Mt. Carmel ER to see a doctor.
Informing the doctor she was as devout Dimocrap environmentalist, anti hunter, and how she'd managed to get so many splinters in her... ahem... area. Patiently listening to her story, the doctor told her to wait in the exam room and he'd be in soon as he could.
She sat three hours before the doctor reappeared.
Angry, she demanded, "What took you so long?"
Patiently smiling, the doctor told her, "I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a recreational area."
Setting himself comfortably in front of her, he took her hand and frowned.
"I'm sorry," he consoled her. "They turned me down."
Which just goes to show there's hope for the country yet.
But rest assured, if we allow the Cons in D.C. to pass any kind of internet restrictions, this kind of humor will not be allowed.
Bless God, God bless.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Of course, there are 'working' dogs- military, police, sled dog, etc- and there are 'pets'. Sometimes the line is crossed and a working dog is a pet as well- a service dog leading a blind owner through the pits of hell with unending love. And the true pets, those 'sleep in the bed' and 'come play with me' canines who live only to love us.
And the people who own them display their own character in how well they interact with their dog. People who spend time with their pets often teach them to do some wonderful games, to play with them in ways no one else can. (Imagine teaching your child or best friend to race madly hundreds of feet, or yards, and leap joyously feet into the air to catch a Frisbee...)
Imagine teaching your friends to merrily dance to polka music wearing a tu-tu... in the street where hundreds of on lookers will OOOooo and AWWWwww gaining moments of happiness at your friend's antics.
Imagine waving good-bye to your friends for the evening as you go to the movie... to dinner... to church... and leaving your friends to their own devices.
My Honey showed me this one... I'm dedicating it to Brigid. Enjoy. Oh- and Merry Christmas.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Seriously- there's nothing funny about the new Agriculture law passed today- despite numerous calls to not pass the damn thing. (Once again the dimwits in CONgress remind us how little they care for the desires of their employers.)
And with the MSM taking every opportunity to insert the Dark Lord's face in front of our eyes, there's little chance to miss seeing his pig-eared mug. It's got to the point where I've turned off the usual radio programs because even they insist on blasting our ears and common sense by playing sound bites from this piranha. He has absolutely nothing to say I need to hear- I can lie to myself much more believably.
Not that anyone really expected different of them, but the newly elected have shown how right we all were in not trusting a word they said, especially where our country is concerned.
Honestly, it's even getting difficult to blog due to frustrations caused by the state of our Union. (Well, it WAS a Union once! Now it's a bunch of separate communist states presided over by the proletariat in D.C.)
OK, enough doom an' gloom rambling- I'll get to the point.
If you need a good chuckle at the Tit and Testical Squeezing Authority's expense, go here:
Bless God, God bless.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
– Gen. David Petraeus
"...To have our own military leaders beg us to refrain from exercising our Constitutional rights on our own soil is completely un-American. And to have you make that request of us in the name of cowardice is a shocking and unthinkable perversion I still don’t have the words for..."
read the rest here... To General Petraeus Burn The Koran For Freedom
Makes a helluva lot more sense than any politician I've heard of.
Bless God, God bless.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
"...They control the law, law enforcement, and every branch of government. They're just laughing at us and rubbing our faces in it. They've carried out a coup d'etat without firing a shot, and they're counting on the fact that Americans continue to respect and adhere to the concept of law..."
Watch and listen, think about it, and go see what the Catman has to say.
Next, the song that caused my Lovely Lady decide she enjoys country music...
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Four basic groups/kinds of shooters:
1) Beginner: from absolute novice gun owner to one who has actually fired a box of ammo through his weapon. Broken into sub-groups such as:
A) Absolute beginner who simply bought a gun and box of ammo for protection, put it in a drawer unfired. This person has read the instruction manual but will probably have no idea where it was put or even if it’s still in the house. The standard of accuracy is what has been seen in movies- point and shoot (usually defined as “spray and pray” by advanced and professional shooters).
B) Beginner, one who has actually fired a box of bullets within a week of purchasing the firearm before relegating it to the bedside drawer. Has read the manual, twice- because something didn’t work at practice and an answer needed to be found. May still possess the manual.
C) Advanced Beginner, who has occasionally taken the weapon out for firing once or twice a year, then rendered it to the drawer without cleaning or any maintenance. Still knows where the manual is, has read it before each firing/range session to insure remembering.
D) Beginning Amateur, who is developing an interest in more than just an occasional plinking session, has learned a minimum of basic shooting accuracy and wants to do better.
2) Amateur: one who has purchased a weapon, has developed a little interest in shooting more than just several times a year. Broken into sub-groups as:
A) Beginning Amateur, who has friends with whom they shoot informally three or four times a year, several times alone when the whim overtakes them. Is concerned with accuracy, but only peripherally.
B) Amateur, whose interest has developed enough to insure at least monthly sessions, probably on a square range and standing Weaver or other two handed shooting style. Actually looks forward to the sessions, often wonders why they aren’t shooting more. (Cost of ammunition is the usual reason expressed. Time is another.) Occasionally reads a gun article, usually in the MSM papers.
C) Advanced Amateur, who gets to the range weekly, looks forward to it, often with friends, but often alone- and is developing new friends at the range. This shooter is concerned enough about accuracy to ask questions, seek advice and training, usually from people they meet at the range and whose shooting they admire. Is probably a member of the NRA or GOA, reads quite a bit about the sport.
D) Beginning Advanced shooter- those who take shooting seriously as a major pastime, attend shooting sessions several times a week, may consider taking an advanced class taught by a professional gun-fighter, such as a Suarez International or On-Point Tactical class, naming only two of many. His standard of accuracy is sporadic but improving. Is developing a feel for his trigger and recovery after each shot. Reads/studies about the sport and tactical aspects of firearms, seriously concerned with gun rights and self defense.
3) Beginning Advanced Shooter, who is beginning competition, shooting locally and has a lot of enjoyable times with people of like mind. Is learning advanced skills, shoots from movement, perhaps even at moving targets and sometimes those while moving themselves. Has taken an advanced class from a reputable school and is very concerned with accuracy, strives for it whenever shooting. Has good breathing and trigger control and recovery after each shot. Sub groups include:
A) Beginning advanced, who is beginning to take shooting seriously, probably has more than one firearm and learning to use all equally, though primarily focused on one. Has minimal stressful situations, but is improving in skill sets and accuracy under speed. (Often “kills the hostage”.)
B) Advanced, who shoots as often as possible, probably owns reloading equipment and does reload some, but not all, of their ammunition. Well versed in the use of all their weapons, very serious about self defense and gun issues, encourages others in the sport and is considered by others a pretty good shot and all-around shooter. Is developing skill in weapons use under stressful conditions, most often the clock in competition. (Seldom “kills the hostage”.)
C) Beginning Professional shooter. One who is or is considering a career that includes firearms of some sort. Either civilian, military or law enforcement, where they perceive firearms to be a major aspect of the career and take both seriously. Has attended more than one firearms/weapons training school and is looking forward to more. Knows more than one style of weapon, not necessarily owning all of them, but familiar enough to use the different systems adequately. Faces stress filled situations often in competition, enjoys the situation and is well-rounded in solving difficult shooting situations. (Never “kills the hostage”.)
4) Professional shooter, who is either military or law enforcement, broken into sub-divisions of:
A) Beginner, one who is interested enough in shooting skills adequate to their role in the wheel. (This shooter is more concerned with passing the fundamental shooting skills course to maintain rating and job than being a “better shot”.)
B) Advanced Professional, who is considered above his peer group in skill sets, accuracy and desire to advance.
C) Professional’s Professional, who are the crème-de-la-crème of their class. The SPecOps soldier, the SWAT law enforcement officer, the recognized tactical and shooting school instructors. These people are familiar with all manner of weapons, not just those originating in their home country, and can use them equally well under adverse conditions and under high stress situations. (Never “kill the hostage”, often called upon to rescue the hostage in real life scenarios.)
Who we are and where we fall in these categories is just the point we are currently at and can advance to a higher level by focused practice. Some shooters will fall into more than one category- such as an advanced shooter whose skill level compares favorably with SpecOps types, though the shooter is not interested in being a “professional” shooter. Also, an advanced shooter can lose ground skills-wise through neglect and cessation of shooting. The skills will return rather quickly, however, once shooting resumes.
As noted, not all LEO are “professional shooters”, though their job status would indicate they should be. At least, better than the “average John and Jane Q”, though often is not the case. (We have to remember that some LEO are there strictly for the paycheck- being “good” at their job skills is secondary to the income, and they’ll “be damned if they’re going to spend their money on training.”) Some of the blame for this attitude should be relegated to the respective department, perhaps even city or state councils, that do not require more of their employees.
It is my opinion that those whose intent is self-defense and/or militia status should strive to be the best they can be. This precludes just being an occasional/beginner shooter, but some serious trigger time doing some serious tactical training. The training need not be from a professional school to benefit the shooter as long as practiced with the five “P’s”: Perfect Practice Prevents (Piss) Poor Performance. Practice what you know, seek knowledge from those you know, know, and practice what they know. A skill learned today will be easier to recover when needed, although perhaps not as skillfully used if practice hadn’t been curtailed in the first place. Like all our muscles, shooting muscles need exercise to improve- don’t neglect them!
Bless God, God bless.
Revision addition, thanks to Ye Old Furt for reminding me... the "final" category is "We Old Furts" (which includes any group over the age of 60).
"We Old Furts" cannot be categorized through a logical sequence due to a logical sequence of events: We have what is commonly referred to as "experience" and "BTDT". When it comes to "We Old Furts", don't screw with this class of shooter: they won't play games, they'll just blast your ass to hell and call it a good day.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Woman Marine Pilot?
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.
There were all the regular types of stuff: spilled milk and pennies saved. Then it was Janie's turn.
“Janie, do you have a story to share?'
''Yes ma'am. My daddy told me a story about my Mommy. She was a Marine pilot in Desert Storm, and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory, all she had was a flask of whiskey, a pistol, and a survival knife.
She drank the whiskey on the way down so the bottle wouldn't break, and then her parachute landed her right in the middle of 20 Iraqi troops.
She shot 15 of them with the pistol (that's a big clip!), until she ran out of bullets, killed four more with the knife, till the blade broke, and then she killed the last Iraqi with her bare hands.
''Good Heavens,' said the horrified teacher. 'What did your Daddy tell you was the moral to this horrible story?
"Stay away from Mommy when she's been drinking."
Thus endeth today's sermon...
Bless God, God bless.
Friday, April 16, 2010
"Obama skips out on boisterous rally" reads the WaPo headline... but we know better. He didn't 'skip'. Like the coward he is, he ran out of town on the pretext of chatting with NASA 'employees'- none of whom were present at the fund-raiser dinner.
"...Among the thousands of "tea party" protesters that gathered Thursday at Freedom Plaza, a stone's throw from the White House, were dozens of signs directed at President Obama, some demanding "Listen To Me!" others asking "Why Can't You Hear Us?"..."
What it was about and who was in attendance.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
TV comedians are increasing their Obama jokes as he falls further out of favor...
The liberals are asking us to give Obama time. We agree . . . and think 25 to life would be appropriate. (Leno)
America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask. (Leno)
Q: Have you heard about McDonald's' new Obama Value Meal?
A: Order anything you like and the guy behind you has to pay for it. (Conan O'Brien)
Q: What does Barack Obama call lunch with a convicted felon?
A: A fund raiser. ( Leno)
Q: What's the difference between Obama's cabinet and a penitentiary?
A: One is filled with tax evaders, blackmailers, and threats to society. The other is for housing prisoners. (Letterman)
Q: If Nancy Pelosi and Obama were on a boat in the middle of the ocean, and it started to sink, who would be saved?
A: America! (Fallon)
Q: What's the difference between Obama and his dog, Bo?
A: Bo has papers. (Kimmel)
Q: What was the most positive result of the "Cash for clunkers" program?
A: It took 95% of the Obama bumper stickers off the road. (Letterman)
Friday, April 2, 2010
Read, comment, think about it... then find the spray paint and magic markers and... let them know your displeasure. Show what "Affirmative Action" really should be.
Bless God, God bless.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Or, if you're like me and can't resist it, hold the blade against your arm and try shaving off some hair. (I say arm, but you can go to your chin or throat or leg or... any place you have hair :) )
Saturday, March 20, 2010
"...The Slaughter Solution is a poisoned chalice. By drinking from it, the Democrats would not only commit political suicide. They would guarantee that any bill signed by Mr. Obama is illegitimate, illegal and blatantly unconstitutional. It would be worse than a strategic blunder; it would be a crime - a moral crime against the American people and a direct abrogation of the Constitution and our very democracy.
It would open Mr. Obama, as well as key congressional leaders such as Mrs. Pelosi, to impeachment..."
Read it all here: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/19/impeach-the-president/
"...The second-ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hatch also said Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, 89, is “likely” to announce he is stepping down next month.
That would allow Obama to name his replacement, and Hatch suggested Solicitor General Elena Kagan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano as possibilities..."
Is Utah's Hatch really suggesting them or are they who he thinks the Dark Lord will nominate? If either is selected, especially Napolitano, expect a war of Restoration. Come to your own conclusion here:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aghrqNBEBtIc
"...Critics say Arpaio's deputies have racially profiled Hispanics..." Umm, dipshits- he's profiling illegals- wetbacks- not Hispanics. Get the story here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100319/ap_on_re_us/us_immigration_patrols
This means trouble on the homefront... "...The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over First Lowndes Bank, in Fort Deposit, Ala.; Appalachian Community Bank in Ellijay, Ga.; Bank of Hiawassee, in Hiawassee, Ga.; and Century Security Bank in Duluth, Ga.
The agency also closed down State Bank of Aurora, in Aurora, Minn.; Advanta Bank Corp., based in Draper, Utah; and American National Bank of Parma, Ohio...." Check it out: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Regulators-shut-7-banks-in-5-apf-2660571978.html?x=0&.v=10
"...Calls to the House numbered close to 100,000 an hour, creating a bottleneck in a phone system only meant to handle 50,000 calls an hour. The chamber has been similarly overloaded for four consecutive days, beginning on Tuesday when radio host Rush Limbaugh told viewers to call the Capitol switchboard phone number..." And the Dark Lord keeps trying to convince us the majority of Americans want this bullshit proposal his personal ass-lick Pelosi is trying to ram through. http://www.rollcall.com/news/44382-1.html
"...The "Slaughter Solution" on health care isn't the only thing that has come under attack in U.S. Rep. Louise M. Slaughter's world this week. Sometime early this morning, someone threw a brick through the front window of her Pine Avenue office..."
Oh, boohoo. This is just the beginning if the cretins pass this healthcare fiasco. More here: http://www.buffalonews.com/2010/03/19/993040/brick-thrown-through-window-in.html
Have a great week end, Folks. Oh- get more bullets, I think we'll be needing them.
Bless God, God bless.
PS: be sure to check out the advertisers- some good prices on MREs.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
To all of you, a Happy St. Paddy's Day. Please, be safe, think before you drink and don't drive if you drink. It may be Detective Russel who stops you. But you won't like the result.
To Brigid, if I have offended you, I sincerely apologise (and believe me, I'm worrying about it).
Bless God, God bless.
(Pictures from "OurLovedCelebrities.com"