Wednesday, December 26, 2012

And Thank Heavens That Mayan Dude Was Wrong


Durnig And Klugman...

...died on Christmas eve. Back in the late 50's and early 60's, Klugman, 90, was everywhere on the new thing called television, and for my money was the best worst actor ever. Forever over-emoting, he made the small screen seem much bigger. Durnig, 89, was the character actors character actor, never turning down a role, and, unlike Klugman, never argued with a director or producer. Fact of the matter is they'd never stand a chance starting out in today's Hollywood that searches for feminine male clones and talent be damned. How else can you explain the continued theatrical employment of the Afleck-types.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Operation Hawaii...

...was what the Japs called the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. 

What it really accomplished was to enrage America into entering World War II, ending the Empire of Japan as well as the designs of Adolph Hitler.

The day still lives on in infamy, and is a reminder of what it was like back when the U.S. knew how to fight a war.

"The base was attacked by 353[13] Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers.[13] All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship,[nb 4] and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed[15] and 1,282 wounded. Important base installations such as the power station, shipyard, maintenance, and fuel and torpedo storage facilities, as well as the submarine piers and headquarters building (also home of the intelligence section) were not attacked. Japanese losses were light: 29 aircraft and five midget submarines lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. One Japanese sailor was captured."

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy 237th To All The Leathernecks Leathernecking About

Funny thing. I don't feel a day over 236.

SEMPER FI

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I'm still shocked to learn that after all these years Florida has truly gone to the dark side

50 to 49.3% voted for his highness. At this point in my life who'd a thunk I'd be living in a lefty state. I moved here in part due to the freedom afforded gun owners, but I guess these same 2nd Amendment devotees cannot see the forest for the trees when it comes to politics.

I'm embarrassed and apologize. Too many "students", too many lunatic teachers, too many easily swayed knuckle-headed women still in full frontal swoon over the Kenyon, too many dead folk still arriving at the polls.

Might be time to head for Texas.

10 Million Fewer Voted For The Kenyon But He Still Beat Mr. Snooze

The following quote that has been attributed to either Alexis de Tocqueville or Professor Alexander Fraser Tyler, made clear what happens to a society on the road toward Socialism:

“A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always VOTE for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, and followed by a Dictatorship and then a Monarchy.” 

Oh and by the way...Romney got less votes than McCain. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Sweet Science Loses Emanuel

I've been a fan of boxing longer than I can remember. There just isn't a memory of mine not linked to appreciating the Sweet Science, but my recollection of bottle feedings are admittedly dim so who knows. Back in the late 50's/early 60's, my friend John and I would sneak into the old armory and watch club fights. Chance would have it that one of the ushers was a parishioner of our elementary school/church, and whenever the front rows would thin out he'd let us move down to ringside. He even taught us the old trick of bringing along the biggest paper bags we could find, then cutting eye holes before draping them over our heads. It was messy, very, very messy that close to the action, and going home with blood spattered shirts, hair and faces would mean the end of life as we knew it a nanosecond after our moms saw the carnage.

Emanuel Steward died last Thursday, October 25th to be precise, and I'll miss his contributions to HBO boxing.

Not the swiftest of repartee swappers, I often felt like he was a man not accustomed to split second chatter, and this, in my mind, led to his seeming to be, at times, clueless about the goings on right before his very eyes.

But he wasn't dumb, or slow. Just thoughtful, and thoughtful doesn't mesh all that well with television.

“One day I may be doing a broadcast and living in big hotels in New York and Las Vegas, and the limousine is picking me up, and I get involved in so many multi-million dollar situations. And then, when I get back to the gym the next day and take off those tuxedos, it keeps me connected with reality, that everybody isn’t living the big life. And when I go down to that little basement at Kronk, that’s where I’m the happiest, because I see all the little kids and the people who are older in life who have fallen through the cracks and are less fortunate and they’re there and they’re just happy to see me.”

–Emanuel Steward (July 7, 1944 – October 25, 2012)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Belated 100th Birthday Greetings To...

...Stainless Steel. Patented October 17 1912 by Messrs Benno Strauss and Eduard Maurer of Germany. A boon to all mankind. Until Frost Cutlery came along and convinced the Chinese to crank out Stainless look-likes that rust if you merely look at them with a tear in your eye.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dead Men Flying

A “very, very disappointed” Gen. Patrick Brady has slammed the U.S. Army for forgetting the lessons of the legendary “Dust Off” helicopter ambulance program from the Vietnam War.
It was in an interview on “Talk Back with Chuck Wilder,” that Brady, a recipient of the Medal of Honor, explained that bureaucratic changes within the Army are endangering wounded soldiers.
He’s also the author of “Dead Men Flying: Victory in Vietnam.”

Here's the scoop in a tough nutshell:  The Army sends in its dustoff choppers replete with the ridiculous red cross symbol that serves as a SHOOT ME HERE advertizement. The helicopters are also weaponless, because the brass feel that arming a medical transport is contrary to the Geneva and Hague accords, which of courses is blatant nonsense as we are not fighting an enemy army that is signatory to either convention. Marines, on the other hand, dispatch armed to the teeth medevacs that can fight their way in and out of the mission, because the lives of Marines come before the Commander-In-Thief's demands that no Afghan citizen be denied the right to kill American servicemen. And instead of the pilots determining the go or no go, the brass furiously debate the politics of launching.
And, since it is that season once more, military transports are being diverted to ferrying Obama's election campaign which of course employs far more assets than ever. This doesn't effect the medevacs, mind you, just the arrival and departure of troops and supplies from theater in favor of debate and campaign venues.

Priorities.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sound Familiar?

WASHINGTON -- America's top military officer is opposing the demotion of a four-star general who is accused of spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on lavish travel and other expenses in a case that has been sitting on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's desk for weeks, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is among those who believe that Gen. William Ward, the former head of U.S. Africa Command, should be allowed to retire at his full four-star general rank, the officials said.
A Defense Department inspector general's report released in mid-August concluded that Ward "engaged in multiple forms of misconduct related to official and unofficial travel." It said Ward "conducted official travel for primarily personal reasons," misused military aircraft and received reimbursement for travel expenses that far exceeded the approved daily military rate without authorization.

Seems like this Obama appointee emulated his commander in thief by spending taxpayer monies like it grew on trees.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Let The Stoning Begin

Kidney stoning, that is. Health issues rearing their dreary head again. Be back soon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shocking

GM loses $49,000 On Each Volt...Your Tax Dollars At Idle

Nearly two years after the introduction of the path-breaking plug-in hybrid, GM is still losing as much as $49,000 on each Volt it builds, according to estimates provided to Reuters by industry analysts and manufacturing experts. GM on Monday issued a statement disputing the estimates. 

Yeah; GM is disputing the evidence because Reuters isn't including all the perks and freebies Odumber is kicking in to keep the UAW on his side of the bed.

What An Ass



Friday, September 07, 2012

Hostage Killed By NYPD

An innocent worker was shot and killed by cops after being taken hostage two thugs inside a Bronx bodega, witnesses and family said. Reynaldo Cuevas, 20, was inside the Natalie Grocery store on East 168th and was taken hostage after two men entered the store around 2 a.m., Cuevas' cousin told The Post.

After a couple hours (sic), one of thugs surrended (sic) to cops and was arrested at the scene.
Cuevas, who was not being held at gunpoint, ran out of the store and tripped on a fire hydrant before being shot by police, witnesses said.

Police "shot him [Reynaldo] right in the neck," Garcia said. "He didn't have his hands up. He fell to the ground and the cops grabbed him by the arm and dragged him on the street."

Cuevas was taken to St. Barnabas Hospital, where he died. The officer who fired his weapon was taken to Jacobi Hospital for observation."
 
Yeah. These are the only citizens trustworthy enough to have guns in NY.  Poor guy flees for his life only to be popped by a nervous rodeo clown, then, to add insult to injury, is dragged through the street like a dog. And why not release the cops' name? They publish the name of the man he murdered, but this criminal in blue gets a pass?


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

States Up To Their Eyeballs In Debt...

Funny thing; all, save for Texas, and they have the foreign invader problem bigtime, are liberal ones. And aren't you simply shocked that the land of fruits and nuts heads the list.

Ut Oh! Jughead Is In REAL Trouble Now...

Poor widdle crook.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Marines "Testing" Women For Combat Roles

WASHINGTON -- There may be some anxiety from male Marines as female officers work their way into infantry and other combat jobs that historically have been open only to men, Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, said Tuesday.
Amos said early steps to begin moving women into artillery, tank air defense and combat engineer units have been successful, but the more difficult tests lie ahead.
"Change doesn't come easy to the United States Marine Corps," Amos told an audience at the National Press Club. "But when it does, when it's rooted, it lasts forever. So I think we'll work our way through it."
A key challenge will take place next month as female Marine officers attend the grueling infantry officer school at a Marine Corps base in Virginia as part of an experiment to gauge whether women can handle the course's extreme physical and mental challenges. So far, two women have volunteered to go through the 13-week course, which historically sees attrition rates of 20 percent to 25 percent when only men are participating.

There has never been a female attached to a ground combat unit anywhere in the free world.

The Israeli's tried it and dropped it at once. The Brits tried it and said sorry old chappette, but maybe next time, and even our Army decided it was ludicrous to expect the average female to perform as well as her male counterpart.

Politically correct bullshit to please the likes of Barbara the Boxer. So of course they'll lower the standards which will result in having to requisition a lot more body bags.

Oh and lets not forget this little tidbit. Combat troops advance in rank a lot faster than office pogues, so look for them to eventually file a discrimination in the workplace lawsuit.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Man Bites Dog....

With Hollowpoints

After a dog owner lost control of her pit bull in Lewiston, Idaho, the dog ran off her property and attempted to attack a husband and wife out walking their dog. Recognizing the threat, the husband drew a pistol and shot the animal, ending the attack. The pit bull was taken to a local veterinary clinic, but later died.
Following the incident, Lewiston Police Department Captain Tom Greene made clear to local media, “If you’re in fear of your life, fear of your safety, and there is a well founded fear, you are able to defend yourself.” The pit bull was known to authorities, having been labeled a level one dangerous dog after it tried to attack a woman in 2011. (KLEW, Lewiston, Idaho, 08/14/12)

Ignorant AND Stupid..Dorm Segregation Seperating Gun Owners From The Rest Of The Students

The University of Colorado may want to check with its law professors on this one. The university system is releasing new Plessy v. Ferguson-like rules that would segregate its gun-owning students from the rest of their peers.

The university system is apparently planning to house students who have Right-to-Carry permits in separate dormitories on its Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses. Guns would be prohibited in other dormitories, as well as at football games, concerts, and other ticketed events.

The university's action is akin to the response of the District of Columbia Council to the Supreme Court's ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). Miffed at having its beloved handgun ban struck down as a violation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution, the council adopted new gun control laws not covered by the Court’s ruling.

In the Colorado instance, the university is carving out a very limited exception for student permit-holders to comply with the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling that a total gun ban on campus is impermissible.

Kudos to the editorial staff of the Colorado Springs Gazette on this subject.  On Tuesday, the paper pointed out that mass murders typically take place in so-called "gun free zones."  "Given these observations," the newspaper said, "it is beyond belief that members of the Colorado Board of Regents have indulged a publicity stunt that establishes new 'gun‑free' zones on college campuses. Their actions could get students killed. . . . Don't think for a moment they are just trying to protect the young students from violence. They are grandstanding at the potential expense of safety."

Ya know, it isn't the guns or the gun owners that liberals fear, but the possibility of being ruled WRONG on anything. They know best, and to disagree with such sage know-it-alls should trigger (whoops!) a death sentence. Which is precisely what they are leveling upon the innocent by morphing them into defenseless sheep. And of course Colorado has long been a bastion of liberal stupidity, so why is this newsworthy.

Oh, and sorry about my problems with links lately. The new and improved Blogger has difficulties importing them. The above story was taken from an NRA email.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Stimulus Money Used To Fund Obama We-Love-Green Commercials

The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.
The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.
Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.
The firm ultimately negotiated ad buys for “two approved spots” airing 14 times per week for two months on “Countdown With Keith Olbermann” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” according to a project report, which listed the number zero under a section of the report asking how many jobs had been created through the stimulus contract.

NO ONE in their right mind would find this puzzling because that is precisely how Chicago gangsta-politics works.

Steal, keep on stealing until you get caught, then look for someone with enough juice to get you out of hot water.

Marines Switching Back To 1911

Not that my Marine Corps ever really adopted the popgun Beretta, but at least now they don't have to cobble together reliable .45 ACP's.

In recent years, the Marine Corps has been building its own .45-caliber pistols at a facility in Quantico, Va., using parts from existing inventory of Model 1911 pistols and other commercial parts, said Barbara Hamby, spokeswoman for Marine Corps System Command, which orders guns for the Marines. The government, however, hadn't bought new handguns from Colt for decades. That changed this month with the first order of up to 12,000 Colt pistols, starting with 4,036 right away

Friday, August 10, 2012

Letters...We Get Letters...We Get Lots And Lot Of Letters

 Anyone know anything about Answers.com?

Received an email from them and am wondering if this is nothing more than yet another spam/and or viral attack. Since my email gets hacked once a month or thereabouts, suppose I'm becoming gun shy. Then again, there's a  person I think I know who recommended a comment I made there a while back. If it's you, you know who you are. If it's not you, then who am I. One thing I do know for a fact is I'm not the gardener I once was.

Simple yes or no will suffice.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

If Guns Cause Murders...By William Warren

Blame the Paper

71 Year-Old Marine Chases Would-Be Gangstas While Popping Some Caps In They Ass

"A 71-year-old Florida man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled out a gun and shot two men as they tried to rob an Internet cafe in Ocala. The foiled robbery attempt was captured on surveillance video.
The Florida State Attorney’s Office told The Gainesville Sun that it is unlikely Samuel Williams will be charged.
“Based on what I have seen and what I know at this time, I don’t anticipate filing any charges,” said Bill Gladson of the State Attorney’s Office for 5th Judicial Circuit."

Follow the link to a video showing one of the funniest Amos & Andy impersonations I've seen in a while. The gangsta wannabes entered all hell bent, then ran like scared little girls when Mr. Williams began filling them full of JHP's.

Florida is a stand your ground state. And I do believe that this senior Marine stood taller than most men would have if faced with the same situation. At the very least he chased them away before the police arrived, and, after establishing a safe perimeter from which to cower behind, risked the lives of all inside by spraying and praying then warming up a Leer Jet to whisk the miscreants away to the tropical island of their choice.

What puzzles me is what, so otherwise a stout and well met fellow, was doing in an "internet cafe".

Barry Once Again Shows His True Anti-Fiream Stripes

“A lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals,”

Barry Soetoro in speaking to the "Urban League" on July 25th.

And who exactly are these gun owners who agree with such preposterous nonsense? Civilian-legal AK clones are not the same weapons that are used "on the battlefield" and anyone with a lick of common sense would know that. It is akin to saying that a Hummer is a military vehicle and a lot of car owners would agree that it belongs on the battlefield, not in the hands of "criminals", and doesn't it just make you all warm and fuzzy to know that your president believes you to be a criminal for owning an semi-auto AK lookalike.

The hits just keep on coming from this anti-gun, anti-Constitution, anti-Liberty, anti Freedom fraud.

A lot of Patriots would agree that the White House belongs in the hands of the American people and not a gang of hooligans like the Soetoro clan.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Borgnine Dies At 95

Borgnine, who endeared himself to a generation of Baby Boomers with the 1960s TV comedy "McHale's Navy," first attracted notice in the early 1950s in villain roles, notably as the vicious Fatso Judson, who beat Frank Sinatra to death in "From Here to Eternity."

The man never, in any of his many roles, said a line badly. The true actors actor.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Independence

Even though times are tough as we labor thru yet another king who would shackle the god-given rights all men of good will are born with, America has always defeated those who would be king and Barry won't be the exception.

Happy 4th my friends....and please read what Adams had to say. Might also be something to keep on hand whenever your liberal adversaries try to make believe that the 4th of July is no big thing, nor ever supposed to be.

And isn't it a shame that Adams proposed the holiday be remember with gunfire, when in most states even firecrackers have been outlawed.

Thank you, soccer moms.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Hollywood Marine Wannabe Dies After Fitness Test

A former Army Reserves specialist who died after taking a strength test at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego was identified Monday as a Sacramento resident.
 Marine Recruit Darnell McCowan III, 22, became unresponsive Friday morning after completing a test that consists of three pull-ups, 44 crunches and a 1.5-mile run, according to Maj. Michael Armistead.

" The Marine Corps Recruit Depot extends its deepest condolences to the McCowan family," according to a statement issued by Marine officials. "We are saddened by this sudden loss and our thoughts and prayers are with them at this difficult hour."

Here we go again with the tired old sobriquet "hearts and minds". My Marine Corps has no heart and is basically mindless of but one thing; the enemy must die. And an ounce of prevention would have saved this obvious fatty, because any 22 year old incapable of performing so easy a test did not belong in a Marine uniform, so that should have been apparent from the get-go.

One reason why we referred to the left coast recruits as "Hollywood marines". Yes, all of this is cruel but so what? They didn't pay us to be Mary Poppins.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Emperor Barry Defies The Constitution Yet Again

Effective immediately, the President said, the United States would no longer try to deport any young people who are in this country illegally. If they were brought to this country as children and are not yet 30 years old, they’ll get a free pass for the next two years. The only stipulations are that they have no criminal record and have completed high school, earned a GED diploma or served in the military.
No one knows for sure how many illegals will benefit from the new rule, but estimates are that the number could be as high as 800,000. And no one knows how many votes this ploy will garner the President in November, but it could be several million.

So, once again, we have the disturbing specter of the President of the United States — the Numero Uno government official who, per the Constitution, is responsible for seeing that Federal laws are fully and fairly enforced — blithely announcing that he is going to ignore the law of the land and do whatever he wants.
Of course, this isn’t the first time such a thing has happened. It isn’t even the fourth or fifth time it’s happened. It’s been a hallmark of Obama’s Administration almost from his first year in office, when he said that the Federal government would not enforce the Defense of Marriage Act.
Right now, the Justice Department is waging war on officials in Florida because the Governor there wanted the election rolls purged of any people who are not legal residents of this country. That sounded pretty reasonable to me. But I guess someone in Washington realized that a lot of those illegal aliens were voting for Democrats, so maybe the Florida officials should be stopped.

Florida is basically Conservative and many of us were shocked when the state...barely mind you...went for King Barry The First in the 2008 elections.

Now we know how this was possible. Today, even to renew one's driver license in Florida requires proof of citizenship. That means TWO forms of identification, one with a picture, and a birth certificate alone isn't enough, they want proof of address as well. That means bringing along mail addressed to the licensee, and not even a voter registration card will suffice. No fly by night itinerant with forged paper can get a new license and that's how it should be, so but of course Barry hates the fact that the far southern and northern parts of the state can't truck in bus loads of illegals to vote for him.

In other words, Barry himself would not be allowed to vote here because his birth certificate wouldn't pass muster, and his prior Chicago address changed from day to day depending upon which way the wind was blowing.

Brady's Mum On Drop In Violent Crime

"...the FBI has preliminarily reported a four percent drop in the number of violent crimes from 2010 to 2011, the 18th drop in the last 20 years. Violent crime is now at about a 41-year low.

Washington Times reporter Emily Miller asked the NRA and the Brady Campaign for their opinions about the trend. The NRA responded that crime has decreased as the number of Right-to-Carry states has risen to an all-time high.

However, Miller noted, "The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence did not respond to requests for comment." Miller added, "Gun‑control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion‑dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise."

To everyone but the Brady's...and other illiterate lunatic fringers who believe that the mere possession of a firearm turns every law abiding town into the Hollywood version of Dodge City...common sense would dictate that villains, thieves and scoundrels make a living preying upon the defenseless, so of course an armed citizenry frightens them back to Chicago, NYC, LA and other dirty places from which to ply their trade.

Oh and by the way; Dodge City at its worst had less crime than any of the above listed dens of iniquity but that'd make for a dull western. Trouble is that today's dunderheads can't tell truth from fiction and have delegated important decision making to the likes of Clooney the Loony and other mental midgets, or the Brady Bunchers wouldn't have the wherewithal's to rent working space in their mommy and daddy's garage.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Henry Hill Gone At 69

Met Henry a few times back in the mid to late 70's. Funniest guy I ever listened to. Can't say more* until I'm on my deathbed as well. He died last night at 69.

Great movie, and except for the actual physical descriptions of the real made men it was pretty accurate.

(* I lied) "Hey, you're a Marine, aintcha? They teach you about blowing up houses or what? Just askin'."

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

Raining today, so while I'm cooking outside we're eating inside. The better part of four and a half decades really went by fast, didn't it. Just don't believe I've forgotten your names or your faces, and don't think you've missed anything. You haven't. And while we used to say "don't mean nothin'", in a way it did. At least we taught the country how to welcome back their shot up children. These kids don't have to worry about getting wet paper bags full of dog shit tossed at them, and guess what? Even the newspapers and TV stations are saying the word "hero". What goes around comes around, eh? We just happened to be the tweeners, caught twixt WWII and the modern age so no one knew how to act. Still and all, we fought as hard and won as much as anyone ever did no matter what Cronkite said.

Semper Fi good buddies now stay out of my dreams dammit.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Boldly Going

"And here's the kicker, Jim. Remember that Rigillian hula dancer I warned you all about? Well the lab work is back and she definitely has Antares Herpes so aren't you glad you didn't...Jim? Jim?"


Tuesday, May 22, 2012



The Empire Strikes Out: Brits Move Israeli Capital From Jerusalem To Tel Aviv

"The caption on a photograph featuring passengers on a tram in Jerusalem observing a two-minute silence for Yom HaShoah, a day of remembrance for the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust, wrongly referred to the city as the Israeli capital. The Guardian style guide states: “Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel; Tel Aviv is” (Eyewitness, 20 April, page 24)."

How nice of the spineless Brits to decide the capital of a sovereign nation.

I'll make this easy; without the Jews, the Arabs move in feeling all puffed up and mighty...like they once were, oh, let's say a thousand years or so ago..and not only raise the price of oil but commit MORE terrorist acts than before because the UK has proven to them that barbarism still works.

Gutless bastards.

Jerusalem is the Israeli capital.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Frost Cutlery Continues To Steal Copyrights And Trademarks

As was the case with the theft of designs and trademarks owned by Kershaw, Spyderco, Case, and others, Frost Cutlery will continue to steal from Hanna Barbera, Marvel Comics and DuPont, as we reported upon in the above link. 

My inquiry to them fell upon deaf ears, but it usually takes the threat of legal action by the companies in question, as Frost simply will not do anything honorable until he's caught with his hands in the till and the law is hot upon his conniving ass.

I'll continue to alert Barbera et al but it is doubtful they'll bother with so low a scum as Frost; preferring instead to ignore him and not provide the old crook with any publicity.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another Year Older And Deeper In Fret

62 and counting.

Were I to have known that passing six decades was possible, I'd have taken far less care of myself.

HBO's: A Game Of Groans...

As a fan of George R.R. Martin I was as close to positively giddy as an old Marine can be to see how the theatrical presentation of his magnum opus fared on the little screen. A Song of Fire and Ice was simply the best action/adventure/fantasy series of books I'd ever laid eyes on, and while HBO's Game of Groans Thrones couldn't possibly measure up, old George was executive producer so it had to at least be halfway decent, right?

So-so at best. And that's a stretch because I really like George's work. In re-reading just the first 20 pages of the first book I was far more spellbound than the series has far to date woven, and that's just a crying shame.

ALL cable series rely upon two, no, three things to keep the viewer occupied; breasts and "adult" language. Minus the T&A, The Sopranos would have been nothing more than a fat guy weeping to his shrink, and while The Tudors..Showtimes venture into merry old England's most bloodthirsty of royals...was entertaining, it was held firmly in place by the same two, no, three things to keep us occupied. And wow, but the costumes and scenery were superb.

But to have this series yawn on and on with little action/adventure fantasy to sink ones teeth into, we'd have needed superb actors to make the transition work, and all they've given us is a damned fine midget. Films simply cannot present as many characters as a novel can, because we read at a leisurely pace but expect movement from teleVISION, something neither the cast nor the producers or directors seem to understand. The production staff seem bound and determined to feature bad actors doing their level worst to flesh out good characters pouring wine when there are far more heads in need of rolling.

Were it War and Peace, well, okay. Maybe. Awaiting the landing craft to finally hit Omaha Beach was worth it, so the rest of The Longest Day could ramble by without too much yawning, but Fire and Ice is about FANTASY and should have been no holds barred from the get go. Sure, introduce the tediously bad  thespians as you went along, but a taste please, a taste of the real deal should not have taken a season and a half before showing sparks.

If it already hasn't garnered rave reviews, it will, because if its one, no, three things professional reviewers need in order to stamp their seal of approval upon because that means its cutting edge, modern, realistic, and a sight to behold, then Game of Groans Thrones will be a smashing success because it has that in spades.

There was a very good reason Martin entitled every chapter with the name of the character featured therein. The reader could skim the ones he found boring without losing anything of value with regards to the plot.

Take a cue from old George and tape the series, then fast forward to the good stuff. Yes, there's the odd tidbit of genius hidden behind the bad costuming and cheap sets, but keep your finger on the pause button least you miss them.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Time To Once Again Corner The Cutlery Thieves

My latest theft of the month regarding Frost Cutlery is as follows:

A new knife of theirs has been named " The Grape Ape", which of course is the property of Hanna-Barbera.

Another piece of worthless crap is "The Punisher", and that name belongs to Marvel Comics.

And I'll never stop excoriating them for their constant use of  the word "Teflon", as the Chinese have never purchased said material from DuPont nor any of their distributors, relying instead upon their knock off Polytetrafluoroethylene , or PTFE, then calling it "Teflon" which is in violation of more laws than can be listed in a short posting.

Roaches usually scuttle away when a light is shone upon them, and I sent a copy of the above information directly to Mr. James A. Frost hisseff so lets see what goes down.

Monday, April 30, 2012

The "New" Blogger

Typical Booger fuckup. First they email me that since Booger has been revamped I must needs change my password or risk losing the blog altogether, and of course once I did it failed to recognize me at all.

And not for nothing but the new template for posting sucks.

Progress.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mourning

I've been feeling much better as of late and was contemplating a return to my usual longwindedness.

Today, April 9, at noon, my Mom died. Three months shy of her 81st birthday; a long and fruitful life.

May her soul and all the souls of our faithful departed rest in peace.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Scam 101

From the gutter dwellers at Cutlery Corner

"...the knife handles are made from Delrin, the stuff  bowling balls are made of..." Todd Boone

Delrin is a Polyoxymethylene trademarked by DuPont and is not used in the manufacture of bowling balls. It is highly doubtful that Chinese manufacturers are actually using Delrin for anything let alone bowling balls, but far more likely substituting any number of their knockoff plastics, just like they do with Teflon; mixing a home brew of low grade PTFE's and labeling them Teflon.

Delrin is used for knife handles, so at least they got that correct, but as usual the carnival barkers have to embellish with lies in order to make their potmetal products appear more appealing and valuable.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Return of the Sting

I've tried to keep Frost Cutlery honest, but truth be told it'd be a full time occupation in order to keep old Jim compliant with even the minimums of human decency.

Yes, there have been some victories; they no longer steal copyrights and patents from "most" genuine knife companies. After notifying Kershaw that Frost had stolen their "Speedsafe" name for assisted opening knives, Kershaw came down hard on the old queen and that not only brought a halt to such mention on Cutlery Corner, but even on the website that proudly proclaimed "Speedsafe" to be proprietary to Frost.

No more stealing the Spyderco assisted opening hole and naming Frost look-a likes as "Spider-Eyes", gone are the days of borrowing the Boker "Bone Collector" name and design, and Case has even stopped the crooks from purloining their "Sod-Buster" names and configurations. Although ALL of the hosts skirt the issue by saying "we can't call them 'Sod-Busters' anymore", at least they've admitted the theft.

Not that most of the cretins who worship at the feet of queen Jim just so they can revel in keeping slavery alive and well in China take exception to such blatant robbery, but even small victories are better than ignominious defeats.

But ya can't win 'em all because the "trainloads of whitetail stag" have reared their thieving Frost heads again.

Germany, from whence the blade steel reportedly derives, does not have Whitetail Deer as an indigenous species. Neither does China, nor India. But the bragging has begun again. We shamed them early in in 2011 by describing the ridiculous assertion that somehow, someway, Frost found a railway line that could reach from Solingen, Germany to the knife factories of China just so's he could import Whitetail antler.

So for those who've not seen an Atlas nor learned to spot a swindler, here we go again.

Let's go over this one more time because it bears repeating. The stag handles cannot be Whitetail. The steel cannot be freighted via rail from or to Germany. The Chinese simply order whatever they need to fool the American public, stamp "made in Germany" and/or "Whitetail" then fill their orders so that simpletons can brag about what a terrific purchase they made; all the while hoping that these same simpletons don't notice the tiny "Made in China" that is all but hidden from casual view, and even if they do are by now so confused they simply believe the old queen and his commie partners.

(And no, railway lines do NOT reach from Tennessee to China either.)

As I've said time and again; who cares about the price and/or quality of what you buy. Just be aware that you've been lied to, swindled, and the old queen is laughing all the way to the bank because you are so fucking stupid.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mosin Sighting In

This is how one adjusts the Nagant for its abominable front sight picture designed to be a Nazi belt-buckle-popper at 300 yards.

The link is here, and I'll let ya know how it works soon.

Oh and by the way, one ragged hole at 50 yards is not only possible but quite doable. With decent enough ammo but of course.