"Report: The suicide bomber was being courted as an informant."
Thursday, December 31, 2009
"...Limbaugh acknowledged he was addicted to pain medicine. He blamed the addiction on severe back pain, and took a five-week leave from his radio show to enter rehab."
Kinda like when the AP, API, NY Times and all the other liberal rags would mention that "Senator Ted Kennedy drunkenly swam from his submerged vehicle while leaving a young woman to drown..." every time they spoke of him.
They NEVER said ANYTHING untoward about old Dickum Then Dunkem. Barney Franks can run a gay brothel from his apartment and a Kennedy could be an out and out murderer but not a durned member of the Jurassic Press would say boo even if they were sucking on Casper's (DELETED).
The Cold Steel Spartan is all that and a box of chips.
Perhaps the strongest locking folder available...the Extreme Ratio RAO doesn't count 'cuz it cheats and adds a quarter-inch thick bolt to keep the blade from closing without the users permission...the Spartan can withstand over 480 pounds of force attempting to defeat the Tri-Ad locking mechanism.
The Kershaw Shallot is a far smaller knife, but has a far stronger steel in CPM S110V as opposed to the Spartan's AUS8.
True, Cold Steel does wonders with AUS 8, tempering it to an HRC rating of 58 or thereabouts, but the Shallots steel can be brought to HRC 66 without much ado and the CPM folks themselves rate it as the steel least likely to corrode and most likely to maintain a keen edge.
I wanted a newer itsy bitsy knife, and also thought to try the much ballyhooed Spartan.
Please click all of the links for more information.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Just one of many fashion show pics available on the web this time of year. And is it any wonder Playboy subscriptions are at an all time low.
Anyways, I chose this particular shot to illustrate just how ridiculous these arbitrary skin exposures can be...
Interesting lingerie, yes.
The bracelet doesn't even BEGIN to go with that outfit.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Pretty much all week we'll be 10 degrees or so below normal here in central Florida, and this means that a daily high in the mid-60's will be sending dyed in the wool sunshine stater's out to brave the frigid outdoors looking for those elusive things northerners refer to as ear-muffs. Luckily, there will be no need to figure out what in all hell's to do with let alone even find rock salt, windshield scrapers, or, heavens forbid, snow tires, and this is a very good thing indeed.
The mere thought of frozen-over roads would send hapless cars and trucks and scooters of all sizes into whatever ditches were available and I won't even GO THERE with regards to what'd happen to senior citizen drivers. Suffice to say that Ford would be forced to ask FEMA for assistance in getting Grand Marquis repair parts flown in and there'd be hell to pay in answering why ice-levee's weren't constructed so as to keep the stuff away from driveways.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Medicare is tens of trillions of dollars in the red. It is expected to go bankrupt by 2017. In order to pay for Medicare alone, the government will either have to cut every other federal program in existence, or raise federal income taxes to rates as high as 77 percent.
Medicare is like a $500 hamburger: I assume it's good -- it had better be -- but no one would say, "THAT'S A FANTASTIC SUCCESS!"
Until 10 minutes ago, the liberal argument for national health care was that it wasn't fair that some people -- "the rich" -- have access to better health care than others.
In liberals' ideal world, everyone lives in abject poverty and stands in long lines, but we all live in the same abject poverty and stand in the same long lines -- just like in their beloved Soviet Union of recent memory! (Except the commissars, who get excellent health care, food, housing, maid service and no lines.)
Instead of being honest and telling us that their plan is to make health care worse and more expensive -- but fairer! -- liberals have recently begun claiming that providing universal health care will actually save money. Overnight, they went from wailing about basic human needs being "more important than bombs" to claiming: "Our plan will be cheaper!"
Hmmm, I didn't make any notes to debate the manifestly insane points. But I'm pretty sure that extending full medical benefits to 30 million people who don't currently have them -- 47 million once the federal health commission rules that illegal aliens are covered -- will not be less expensive than the current system.
You can say -- mistakenly -- that the liberals' plan is more compassionate. You can say -- also incorrectly -- that it will be fairer. On no set of facts can you say it will be cheaper.
Democrats keep citing the Congressional Budget Office's "scoring" of their bills as if that means something.
The CBO is required to score a bill based on the assumptions provided by the bill's authors. It's worth about as much as a report card filled out by the student himself.
Democrats could write a bill saying: "Assume we invent a magic pill that will make cars get 1,000 miles per gallon. Now, CBO, would that save money?"
The CBO would have to conclude: Yes, that bill will save money.
Among the tricks the Democrats put into their health care bills for the CBO is that the government will collect taxes for 10 years, but only pay out benefits for the last six years. Will that save money? Yes, the CBO says, this bill is "deficit neutral"!
But what about the next 10 years and the next 10 years and the next 10 years after that? Will the health care plan continually pay benefits only in the last six years of every 10-year period? I think their plan assumes we'll all be dead from global warming in a decade.
Also, I note that the Democrats claim it's urgent that we pass ObamaCare by Christmas, but the bill doesn't get around to paying out any benefits until 2014. Poor uninsured chumps."
Ya know the really really weird part about Obamacare?
The Dems KNOW it isn't workable, they KNOW the country could never ever afford it and Medicare, and that to even TRY such a stupid ass thing would be tantamount to signaling the death of America and re-painting the road signs in Chinaman'ese.
They can't be that stupid, they simply can't wish to make most of us THAT poor and therefore THAT needing of health care and dental care and food stamps and extra cash for the kids we forget to abort.
Or could they?
I suppose its really all about POWER. Bereft of kings and queens...Barney Frank doesn't count...there ARE folks who would like to step into the vacuum alla that there deposed royalty created when we kicked them out of the country.
And royalty NEEDS serfs and peons and windswept shit in the streets and how's that EVER gonna happen with this stupid ass deal we call Democracy?
By: Dan Weil"House Republican Leader John Boehner, Ohio, says Senate Democrats’ healthcare bill doesn’t keep federal money from financing abortions, as they claim.
“Fixed it is not,” Boehner writes on his web site.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s, D-Nev., latest healthcare ‘manager’s amendment’ would still levy a new ‘abortion premium’ fee on Americans under the Democrats’ healthcare plan.”
The amendment doesn’t prohibit abortion coverage for federally subsidized plans participating in the insurance exchange, Boehner says.
“Instead, the amendment includes layers of accounting gimmicks that demand that plans participating in the exchange or the new government-run plan … must establish ‘allocation accounts’ when elective abortion is a covered benefit,” Boehner writes.
“Everyone enrolled in these plans must pay a monthly abortion premium, and these funds will be used to pay for the elective abortion services.”
To be sure, the bill does allow states to opt out of the requirement is they pass laws to prohibit insurance coverage of abortion, Boehner writes.
“But it’s a sham because it does nothing to prevent one state’s tax dollars from paying for elective abortions in other states.”
Boehner isn’t the only abortion opponent upset with the Senate bill.
National Right to Life Committee legislative director Douglas Johnson said in a statement, “The new abortion language solves none of the fundamental abortion-related problems with the Senate bill, and it actually creates some new abortion-related problems.”
Yep. Even if your state votes to ban federal monies for liberal birth control procedures such as abortion, you'll STILL see your tax dollars going to states like NY and California and Massachusetts and other dirty places, so that THEY can offer retroactive birth control for their subhuman constituencies.
Hope and pray that this nonsense goes kaput come the 2010 elections before its too late to stop the total march to socialism.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Somehow I missed his passing back on December 10. For me, his quintessential role was that of Bat Masterson, but won't soon forget the original War of the Worlds, nor Burke's Law even.
But it was the Masterson portrayal that got me hooked. Gene died in an old actors home at the age of 90. The real Bat died at work.
On the morning of October 25, 1921, Bat Masterson sat behind his newspaper desk, picked up his ink pen and wrote these words, "There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I'll swear that I can't see it that way..." These would be the last words he wrote. He died of a heart attack at his desk at the age of 67.
Friday, December 18, 2009
This is Australia model Jessica Hart cavorting on Bondi Beach in Sydney. Since I happened to have lived a couple miles away, I don't for a moment believe it.
Bondi is a topless beach. A totally naked beach is just around the bend, so Bondi is actually where the prudes go to sun and fun and no self-respecting gal with any stuff at all would be caught dead wearing a top on Bondi.
Score yet another expose by the new media.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
"Tomorrow morning, the delegates at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen will awaken to a very simple but powerful message:
“In America, We Have a Constitution. It Begins: We the People…”
These are the opening lines of a message to the American delegates in Copenhagen and the rest of the world sent on behalf of the American people by American Solutions. They are meant as a reminder to both Obama Administration officials and international climate activists that under our constitutional system, the American people, not government bureaucrats, are sovereign.
Ronald Reagan was right when he said that America is a nation that has a government -- not the other way around.
And if you have any doubt that the delegates at Copenhagen need to hear this message, take a look at this:
(The picture) is a reference guide being handed out by one of the non-governmental organizations at Copenhagen to keep track of all the proposals to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation. Its purposefully modeled after the Chinese mass murderer Mao Tse-Tung’s “Little Red Book of Communism.”
Can the profoundly undemocratic nature of this conference be any clearer?
Congress Has the Power to Protect the Constitution. It Should Use It.
American Solutions’ message to the Obama Administration and the Copenhagen delegates is this:
President Obama cannot bind the American people to job killing international agreements on climate change without the advice and consent of the United States Senate.
Similarly, he can’t bypass the peoples’ representatives in Congress by having the EPA pursue the same goals through bureaucratic totalitarianism.
This message to the President is also a message to Congress. Should the Obama Administration act unilaterally and subvert the Constitution, the American people will rightfully rise up in opposition.
Congress has the power to protect its constitutional role and protect the people’s voice in how we’re governed. It should use it..."
But of course Hussein would wish to substitute the EPA for alla that there Advice and Consent stuff.
HE can call the shots for the EPA, giving him the total control ALL dictators lust for.
Let's face it, nothing could be MORE clear...
Our first illegal immigrant president wants to be king and that's that.
Screw the bloody bugger. Keep the powder dry and pray that saner heads will prevail before we need to use it.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
And Why Notre Dame Will NEVER AGAIN Be A Bigtime BCS Contender
2008 Graduation Rates For BCS Eligible Teams
1. Notre Dame 94%
2. Stanford 93
T3. BC 92
T3. Duke 92
T3. Northwestern 92
6. Vanderbilt 91
7. Wake Forest 83
8. Texas Tech 79
T9. Baylor 78
T9. Nebraska 78
T9. UNC 78
T9. Penn State 78
T13. UConn 77
T13. Indiana 77
T15. Colorado 75
T15. Iowa 75
T15. Syracuse 75
T15. Virginia Tech 75
19. Cincinnati 73
T20. Illinois 70
T20. Michigan 70
T20. Miami 70
T20. Rutgers 70
24. Florida State 69
T25. Clemson 68
T25. Florida 68
T25. Maryland 68
T25. Wash State 68
T29. Kansas State 67
T29. Pitt 67
31. Virginia 66
T32. South Carolina 65
T32. Washington 65
T34. Oregon State 64
T34. Ole Miss 63
T34. Miss State 63
T34. Purdue 63
T34. West Virginia 63
T34. Wisconsin 63
T40. Okla State 62
T40. UCLA 62
42. Arizona State 60
T43. N.C. State 59
T43. Missouri 59
45. Louisville 58
46. Auburn 57
T47. Kentucky 56
T47. Texas A&M 56
T47. South Florida 56
T50. Alabama 55
T50. Iowa State 55
T52. LSU 54
T52. Tennessee 54
T52. USC 54
T55. Cal 53
T55. Oregon 53
T55. Kansas 53
58. Ohio State 52
T58. Arkansas 52
T60. Minnesota 51
T60. Michigan State 51
62. Texas 50
T63. Georgia 48
T63. Georgia Tech 48
65. Oklahoma 46
66. Arizona 41
While Alabama is considered a drop-dead-lock to beat the Texas Longhorns, they had better bring their A-Game as the team from the Lonestar State graduates even fewer on average than does the Crimson Tide.
Only in NCAA sports does dumb equal successful. Well, excepting politics of course.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
"A chemistry student in the Ukraine was found dead with his jaw blown off by what is believed to be exploding chewing gum, according to reports.
The 25-year-old's disfigured remains were discovered at his parent's home in the northern Ukrainian city of Konotop, reports in the Eastern European country said.
The young man, who studied at Kiev Polytechnic Institute, was working at a computer late on Saturday when the alleged explosion happened.
"A loud pop was heard from the student's room," the ukranews.com Web site said, citing an aide to the city's police chief.
"When his relatives entered the room, they saw that the lower part of the young man's face had been blown off."
A forensic examination established that the chewing gum was covered with an unidentified chemical substance, thought to be some type of explosive material.
The student apparently had a bizarre habit of chewing gum after dipping it into citric acid, Russian news agency Ria Novosti said.
Officers found both citric acid packets and a similar-looking unidentified substance, believed to be some kind of explosive material, on a table near the body, the agency continued.
Investigators suspect that the student simply confused the packets and put gum covered with explosive material into his mouth..."
Stories like this are what keeps me from believing that only American "journalists" are A.) Too dumb to waste oxygen on, B.) Lazy-ass no-nothings who steal each and every paycheck, and 3.) Sure to be the eventual downfall of the mainstream media as we know it.
So this kid has a package of explosive stuff sitting on his desk right next to his citric acid stuff. Sure. Lots of guys bring home high explosives from school then confuse them with chewing gum flavor enhancers. Hell, I like to dip the tip of my ceegars into bourbon now and again and just the other day almost accidentally mistook my cars gastank for a snifter and that'll teach me not to park the thing in the living room.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Gay rights activists say the bill, which has prompted growing international opposition, promotes hatred and could set back efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. They believe the bill is part of a continentwide (sic) backlash because Africa's gay community is becoming more vocal.."
So lemme get this straight...
Curtailing the folks who are most likely to acquire then pass along AIDS could set back efforts to combat the filthy disease...
Probably exacerbate global warming, too.
Personally don't give a squat about who diddles whom and for what reason as long as it is consenting adults doing the diddle thang but fer chrissake at least TRY to keep it real, mkay?
"Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050 emissions will equal those in 1910, when there were 92 million Americans. But there will be 420 million in 2050, so Obama's promise means that per capita emissions then will be about what they were in 1875.
That. Will. Not. Happen.
Skeptics about the shrill certitudes concerning catastrophic man-made warming are skeptical because climate change is constant: From millennia before the Medieval Warm Period (800 to 1300), through the Little Ice Age (1500 to 1850), and for millennia hence, climate change is always a 100 percent certainty.
Skeptics doubt that the scientists' models, which cannot explain the present, infallibly map the distant future.
The Financial Times' peculiar response to the CRU materials is: The scientific case for alarm about global warming "is growing more rather than less compelling." If so, then could anything make the case less compelling? A CRU e-mail says: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment" — this "moment" is in its second decade — "and it is a travesty that we can't."
The travesty is the intellectual arrogance of the authors of climate change models partially based on the problematic practice of reconstructing long-term prior climate changes. On such models we are supposed to wager trillions of dollars — and substantially diminished freedom.
Some climate scientists compound their delusions of intellectual adequacy with messiah complexes. They seem to suppose themselves a small clerisy entrusted with the most urgent truth ever discovered. On it, and hence on them, the planet's fate depends. So some of them consider it virtuous to embroider facts, exaggerate certitudes, suppress inconvenient data, and manipulate the peer review process to suppress scholarly dissent and, above all, to declare that the debate is over.
Consider the sociology of science, the push and pull of interests, incentives, appetites, and passions. Governments' attempts to manipulate Earth's temperature now comprise one of the world's largest industries.
Tens of billions of dollars are being dispensed, as by the U.S. Energy Department, which has suddenly become, in effect, a huge venture capital operation, speculating in green technologies.
Political, commercial, academic, and journalistic prestige and advancement can be contingent on not disrupting the (postulated) consensus that is propelling the gigantic and fabulously lucrative industry of combating global warming.
Copenhagen is the culmination of the post-Kyoto maneuvering by people determined to fix the world's climate by breaking the world's — especially America's — population to the saddle of ever-more-minute supervision by governments.
But Copenhagen also is prologue for the 2010 climate change summit in Mexico City, which will be planet Earth's last chance, until the next one."
So then Barack Obama lies. No, he isn't merely confused, hell, even someone as low brow as all that takes one look at the reality of it all and determines that the only way out of the climate change morass is to simply prevaricate as much and as often as possible. To the likes of Barack Obama, climate change is big business, and whats any genuine liberal to do but tax it.
A wise man once said, "Follow the money". The bigger the fortune to be made the more necessary the great lie.
Another wise man once said "There's a sucker born every minute". These days we even know their address. Huffington Post, NY Times, Daily Kos. Pick your poison. Just don't exhale. You'll be taxed.
Monday, December 07, 2009
When the time came, we gave as good as we got. Better. And that's the moral of the story. Even with an illegal alien as the commander in chief, fucking with America is a bad idea because when you get right down to it, we've the best military the world will ever see.
Then Again...It's Pretty Clear That Tree-Huggers Don't Have Balls
COPENHAGEN -- "Shakespeare's Marcellus was right. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
In this hotbed of homogeneity, where global warming is a sacred assumption for the faithful, 15,000 people will come together from 192 countries to pray for two weeks over what can be done to save the Earth from certain doom. Few places are better suited to handle the throngs of unquestioning believers who will journey from around the globe.
Dissent is not tolerated, and diversity -- in any form other than biodiversity -- is not welcome here.But it turns out that Denmark's big claim to greenery isn't quite so impressive when you find out that they do not include one of their biggest and dirtiest industries -- shipping -- in calculating their annual carbon footprint.
That's because the last great world climate treaty, Kyoto, does not make them include their nasty shipping business in the calculation. No wonder the Danes liked that so much.
But this crowd gathering here is far worse than just a bunch of hand-wringing Hamlets dithering in Denmark.
....Representatives for Tiger Wood and Bill Clinton deny their clients have de-mothballed several Concordes so as to remain on call and ready to go for the start of the conference and its many amenities...
Saturday, December 05, 2009
Not that there's a snowballs chance in Oprah's drawers this will happen...Roger L. Simon is one of the two fellas making noise and happens to be a co-founder of Pajamas Media...you know, the guy who screwed his pals in an attempt to make it big...but it is pleasant to see someone other than bloggers and Fox News paying attention to this scam.
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Sadly, the "human sacrifice deniers" lost the argument to Aztec CRU scientists, who explained that there was a "scientific consensus" on the benefits of ritual murder.
But at least the Aztecs only slaughtered tens of thousands of humans in the name of "climate change." The global warming cultists want us all dead"
With, of course them alive and ready to inherit what remains of the earth.
Cuz that's how South Park kids think. Life as we know it will disappear but they will be spared because....
Unlike the dinosaurs, the tree-huggers might be as dumb as a box of claw hammers but huddling together on the internet and sharing pics of Obama in his underwear will save them.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Co-Titled: And Why Are We Not Surprised?
"The Senate’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, substituted into HR 3590, and the House-passed Affordable Health Care for America Act, HR 3962, each contain provisions that purport to bar illegal aliens from benefiting from certain health programs. But neither bill would satisfactorily or effectively keep unlawful U.S. residents from obtaining new health benefits — thus forcing American taxpayers to subsidize health care for illegal aliens and certain unscrupulous employers.
Key findings include:
- HR 3962 ensures illegal alien access to the exchange and public option. HR 3590 states illegal immigrants are excluded from these.
- Both bills ostensibly bar illegal aliens from receiving the premium subsidy, and both bills use some form of eligibility verification for the subsidy.
- Both bills expand Medicaid eligibility. Both bills lack verification requirements based on citizenship or immigrant status. Both contain serious loopholes to enroll illegal aliens easily into Medicaid. HR 3962 automatically covers anchor babies.
- The eligibility verification process in each bill falls woefully short of protecting taxpayer liability to cover or subsidize people living unlawfully in the United States. Both the House and Senate bills’ verification processes will encourage large-scale fraud and abuse.
- The Senate bill exempts illegal aliens from the mandate that everyone have health insurance or else face a tax penalty. This perverse exemption unfairly treats illegal aliens better than the bill treats American citizens."
The kids don't pay any taxes and are too young to see the scam, the seniors disremembered, and the illegals are here for the handouts so of course they vote SOCIALIST.
Little white ball smacker says he's sorry for it all
"Amid mounting evidence that he had cheated on his wife, Tiger Woods this morning released the following statement:
"I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.How odd. A slimy scuzzball who has cheated and trod upon every rule of common decency in his ascension to the pinnacle of that meaningless, stupid game, who'd a thunk he'd be a CHEATER too?
And what's worse...
The dickless little skunk cheating, being wussified enough to get his ass thoroughly beatdown by a woman half his size, or the sports and advertising medias glorifying this shitbird to the high heavens for all these years when knowing full well what a scumbola he was?
Answer: All of the above.