Friday, December 19, 2014

I Love Shit Like This

If you didn't at least smile, turn in your geek membership card,
Courtesy of HisWiserAngel.

Message From The pResident

Putin is not trust-worthy even for an (ex-)KGB agent.  More nukes are being developed in the mid-east.  Kim Jong Single Malt Scotch just whupped our ass in a short public cyberwar.
Nothing can go wrong....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Closing In On Christmas and the End of the Year

The Dotter and Grand-dotter and SIL are due to come down to our slice-o-Heaven in Cleveland this year - and perhaps be here for our last Christmas Eve with my WW2 veteran MIL.
She is 94 and fears she is losing her grasp on reality - and I have been her son-in-law for longer than my mother was alive..  She does her best - still living in her own house! - but once in a while she gets lost in her life.  Vivid dreams of folks alive and dead are now going on trips to places she is not physically able to visit are her stories.
Every Christmas Eve (since we got married), we have done Christmas Eve at my wife's parents' house and Christmas Day at my folks.  The anchor is Christmas Eve at  my MIL's place now.  The great-grandkids are starting to show up at the party - it appears our generation did NOT invent sex.....
Got some Legion stuff to do this month, having problems with a new printer that there is NO REASON FOR!!!!  (sorry).
If I get too busy between now and 1Jan2015 - y'all be safe and as happy as you can, and take care of your loved ones.  Have a safe Christmas and New Year.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

If This Doesn't Make You Crazy

Nothing will.  The progs have destroyed us fiscally.

Dear God protect us from the coming crash...

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Pearl Harbor Day

We did our usual PHD remembrance this morning at my Post.
 This country will be whacked again "without notice" - see 12/7/41, 9/11/01, 11/23/63....  Our best hope is to be able to properly respond to any threat.
Under this House and Senate,  I have very little hope of a useful response.
Don't ask about the executive branch....
Best if we all prepare for the bad times comin'...

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Number Two Cartoon

And has the NSA and ALL the federal SWAT teams working for him.

The Bosslady Handed This To Me

Do you think she's telling me something?  Actually, she'd be up for the trip to Canton - she's as big an NFL fan as I am.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Peter Absolutely Nails It

One of my daily blog stops is "Bayou Renaissance Man" written by a semi-retired immigrant from South Africa. ( His take on the Ferguson mess is so congruent to mine, he has to be correct.)  But judge for yourself:
On the other hand, far too many on the conservative/libertarian side of the aisle have attempted to portray all those resentful of the Ferguson grand jury verdict as thugs, low-lifes and 'ghetto trash'.  A lot of them are;  but I don't think they're a majority of those concerned by what this incident has revealed.  To 'tar all of them with the same brush' (and yes, I know that expression has its origins in slavery and racial discrimination - but so does the present discussion) is as unjust, in its own way, as to try to portray the rioters and looters as poor misunderstood racially-suffering little baa lambs. I think a key issue hasn't yet been addressed by anybody, and that is:  This isn't really a race issue at all - it's a class issue.  America prides itself on being a relatively 'classless' society;  in fact, one of the factors discussed during the Revolutionary era was the value of doing away with nobility and the upper classes in favor of an egalitarian political solution.  Nevertheless, we do have a series of classes in the USA today, based more on economics than on birth.  Very often, what's couched in terms of 'racism' or racial politics is, in fact, a matter of class. 
There is some food for thought and videos, as well as what I see as a balanced viewpoint.  Read it.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Give Someone The Bird Today

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving with all those who are important to you - no matter the number of feet involved; as Brigid says "Give the dog an extra biscuit!" - and remember those who must work in the health and safety fields today.
The Bosslady and I are taking a food explosion over to the mother-in-law's today and perhaps going to visit friends this evening.  Unfortunately, Annie and the Stewman must stay home today due to the fact that they are attention hogs but tomorrow they are getting into the Silver Sled and going up to Pugville, where the Dotter, SIL, and Grand-dotter live with their pugs.  So a good time will be had by all, I hope.  As long as Annie doesn't get into the garbage.....

Take care and be safe.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Cartoon Sans Mohammed

Copied this from Murphy and Belle:

The Indy Star decided this was offensive.  Pearl-clutching at the thought of being maybe thought of as vaguely racist.....  Free press, indeed.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Started This As A Comment

WRT the Ferguson bidness:
It will burn.  Life will go on despite it  The decision has been made far above our pay grade.  Thanks Al, Jessie and your helpers, including Mr. Crump.  Bring marshmallows...
 I also have this comment - There were DOJ representatives at the "Gentle Giant" funeral as well as Saint Trayvon's.  Why none at the 700+ police funerals that have happened since Holder/Obama was inaugurated?  Why?  There are many dead black teenagers/men every year in Detroit, Saint Louis, Chicago - fill in the blank! - but 90% of the murders of blacks are done by blacks.

In the military, I lived and worked with fine black Americans (Shout out to Little Brother Ray - Love you, my man!!) .  After that I  worked with some great folks and some not-so-great folks who were pink, yellow, amber and mahogany and just plain annoying, for one reason or another.

I do believe Americans should be prickly WRT the government and anyone else who wishes to be in charge.   Too much government/regulation restricts your choices - not right.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Stolen From A Redhead

Sometimes I lose my alleged mind.....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hello - I'd Like To Explain Something

Please read all of this.  It seems to be truthful...  And as accurate as a Barrett .50 cal at 100 meters...

That’s one side of the entitlement coin. Spend any time around the very rich and you bump into this. When I worked for a Congressman in my youth, he and his family were often stymied by mundane things like buying gas. They never carried cash and did not have credit cards. Someone else was always there to pay the bill so when caught needing to actually pay for something, they would be stumped. The thing about it is there was always someone there to solve the problem for them. A sense of entitlement can carry you a long way in society.
The other side of the coin is the underclass.It is generally assumed by the ruling class that the lower class is just too dumb to do anything other than be poor. That’s often the case. There are a lot of very stupid people in the ghetto. But, they are not so stupid that they cannot provide for themselves. Instead of investing their time into middle-class pursuits, they work the welfare system, learning all the ways to maximize their return, while minimizing their investment. After all, they are entitled.
That’s the thing you see with the under-class. They view themselves as dependent and they can’t imagine things arranged any other way. Government and the rich people who run it owe them free housing, free food, free booze and so forth. In a weird way the under-class is like modern hunter-gatherers. They forage around their environment, in this case the ghetto and the custodial state that supports it, for the necessities to live. Every once in a while, the males engage in violent conflict with males from other tribes. Afterwards, they get high, eat and screw.
The point of all this is humans have been trying to figure out how best to handle the free rider problem since forever and we still struggle with it. The best way we have discovered is to have everyone pay their own way. A radical idea that has been tried in a few places with surprising success. Colonial New England is probably our best example locally. People were expected to pay their own way, take care of their families and not be a burden on their neighbors. Charity existed, but it existed with lots of strings. Those strings were intended to discourage you from needing charity. I used to live near an old almshouse from the 18th century, for example.
All that was considered crazy so we have struggled to come up with better answers. A good example how the struggle is going is Net neutrality. For reasons he most certainly does not understand, President Obama is pushing for the FCC to arbitrarily force ISP’s to treat all traffic the same.

If you don't see the problem, you are part of the problem.  And you are greasing the entitlement slide down to barbarism by your actions.
The rest of us are paying for your ride.  And getting pissed.  You won't like us when we get really pissed.

Monday, November 10, 2014

True Pitchers....

Gotta love the last line: "The Internet should not operate at the speed of government".

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Now Is The Reality Check

Unfortunately, until Boehner, McCain and McConnell and the rest of  are dumped, it will be the same old/same old.  And I'm not sure it would change even if all of the top tier (making room for Pelosi, Bloomberg, Shumer and Reid' etc.) were fired - from a howitzer.

It would be better reality tv than the USofAs future....

Friday, November 07, 2014

And Another Thing

Another dose of what I see as reality.  What do you think?

Don't look for destruction, kids.  America uses nuclear weapons if needed to destroy our enemies.

But, if you want, start something we will have to finish.  WMD or mano-a-mano.  Your savior is a lame duck now, so be prepared to play "cowboys and muslims"....

Too True

This is too funny not to post.  Stolen from Uncle Jay....

Pardon me.