Wednesday, March 31, 2010

If It's Wednesday...That Means Dress-Up Time For The NYPD

"An armed officer on the Counter Assault Team carries an M-4 Colt Carbine machine gun on the No. 6 train."

The cop would be well within his rights to go so armed... But only if the poor sheep could too. Just like these Israeli schoolgirls.

...Otherwise...It's no difference than when the Brits were the only one's allowed to pack heat in the Rotten Apple and that means we've come full-circle in a really bad way.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Will These Monsters Stop At NOTHING

Cocaine smugglers are now using lingerie models to sneak drugs into the country. Figuring that attractive young women traveling first-class would not garner much attention...


Never mind. Bad idea.

The Further Adventures Of Obo & Ugo...

Ah...Hussein? Shelly?

Pledge of Allegiance is done with the RIGHT hand.

And Now For Something Completely Ridiculous...

Cutlery Corner...

"Right. Right, the final item, this is the last one, this is 275 Delta Force Warhawk 5 folding knives and 275 Delta Force Warhawk Junior folding knives. These are authentic reproduction Delta Force knives. These are-"

"Watch yourself!"

"These are probably the sharpest - he he - sharpest knives we've had here. These can cut through an ogre's bone."

"Just one of those Delta Force knives would be worth a thousand dollars to the right collector. Those are, aren't they classified?"

"These are top secret knives. These are the knives you have all been praying for. They are the ultimate killing weapon. You get a total of 550 of them, mother of pearl on the handle, inlaid authentic gold colored inlay and these just snap open."

The above is a couple years old rendition of what Cutlery Corner used to pitch to late-night cable audiences. Todd Boone and Tom O'Dell still sell these pot-metal knives but do so in separate offerings. Todd will go from 3 AM until 4:30 or thereabouts, with O'Dell then taking over and rehashing the same line of what has to be the worst knives made anywhere in the modern world.

Frost Cutlery has them imported from sweat-shops in China, luring in the young, the stupid, the absolutely retarded insomniacs everywhere in the good old U.S. of A.

Here in Florida, the ION Network...if you can call ION a network instead of three guys with some old movies and repeat/canceled TV shows they got on the cheap...offers Cutlery Corner on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights/early mornings, and for me is one helluva terrific comedy. Broadcast direct from beautiful downtown Tennessee, Todd and Tom lie, cheat, and all-out steal if need be, to push their shoddy wares to the unawares, and the prevarications are outright outrageous enough to get most pitchmen some jail time but hey, COX Cable and ION are sleazebags extraordinaire, and this is broadcast really late so who should care?

It's somewhat fascinating because I've simply never witnessed such outright thievery, at least not on American TV, and akin to watching a snake preparing to strike. Dunno if these con men are available where you hail from, but clicking the Cutlery Corner link will whisk you to their website where you can check for yourself.

Oh yeah and before I forget, this back and forth went on last Friday between Todd and his cameraman:

"Now this deal is what we call a BOGO. That means Buy One, Get One Free. Well not exactly; there's no mention of Free in BOGO. That'd be BOGOF and not easy to pronounce so's you couldn't call it, what's it called?

A synonym?

(Cameraman mutters something offscreen)

Antonym? Yeah that's right an Antonym. When you use the letters from a lot of words to make a different word. Like BOGO."

Monday, March 29, 2010

Now THATS Funny

It's that time again ladies and gents...

The Washington Nationals have asked Barry Obama to throw out the first ball for the inauguration of the 2010 baseball season.

The team says Monday it will mark the 100th anniversary of the first time a president tossed an opening day first pitch — William Howard Taft did it on April 14, 1910.
It also will be the first time Obama attends a game at Nationals Park.

For those who don't remember...last year old noodle arm embarrassed himself mightily. And no, he couldn't even reach the plate.

Which of course then leads to the question...should a man in the prime of his life who cannot throw a baseball sixty and a half feet be running the free world.

(The answer is of course fucking not. Dig up old Taft and even HE could throw that far)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Gun Rights Supporters Tote Weapons at Rally Outside Kentucky's Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Gun rights supporters unabashedly toted weapons at a rally outside Kentucky's Capitol on Saturday in a show of political muscle aimed at sending a message to policymakers to protect the Second Amendment.

Speakers stressed the importance of guns for self-defense, drawing cheers from about 300 people at the rally where American flags were plentiful.

Many in the crowd had weapons holstered at their sides or strapped to their backs while attending the Kentucky Second Amendment March. The event is part of a national, grass-roots campaign culminating with a planned rally next month in Washington.

Rex Bartley, state coordinator for the march, said bearing arms is a "God-given right," and said gun rights supporters are a "silent majority" who need to speak out.

Not much more need be said except to set some records straight.
Non-law enforcement civilians interface with criminals far more often than does the sworn constabulary. Bad guys don't hijack police helicopters, snatch and grab from cops, steal police cars or break and enter into police stations. 

Because WE are our first line of defense and the target of 99% of all criminal acts, WE both deserve and demand equal protection via the ownership and deployment of firearms. As is our birthright as Americans.

Over 97% of confrontations between citizens and felons result in the felon fleeing the scene...WITHOUT a shot being fired. The mere sight of a gun sends a coward running most of the time, and WE certainly do not shoot up the neighborhood as do the police every time some poor schmuck with a cell phone points it in the general direction of a cop.

WE are by and large better shots. WE take better care of our weapon systems. WE employ far more modern and effective munitions.

If I'm stuck in some back alleyway and down to my last round, I want Lem, or Woody, or Straight, or Hyunch, or badinov, or Croat, or Woodman, or any number of my online pals turning the corner with a sixgun blazing...over ANY cop alive. To the cop a gun is just a tool to use on his job, something to grow cobwebs in and clean once a month whether it needs it or not. True gunmen perfect their proficiencies with firearms and ANY of us stands a better chance in fighting off the swarming hoards than does the average doughnut gobbler.

Since arriving in Florida I've fought long and hard to bring open carry to the Sunshine State. At this moment in time I do not think it will happen anytime soon, and applaud my brothers-in-arms of Kentucky. Kentucky doesn't have a Miami or Jacksonville so the politicians there don't faint dead away from the thought of able bodied men bearing arms like they do here. Each and every sincere discussion of open carry invariably leads to a Mom-Against-Handguns march that has the female politicos weeping right along with the maddening moms and but of course the Yellowstream Media joins in and even our usually reliable representatives go scurrying for cover.

But we'll keep trying. It's what men do. Against any odds.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Yes...IN NYC It's A Crime To Own Too Many Guns...

Huge arsenal across from B'klyn school

Here’s some family values that only the Hatfields and McCoys can support.

Cops arrested a Brooklyn father, mother, son and family friend for keeping a massive arsenal of handguns, rifles and knives inside their home across the street from an elementary school, officials said today.

Officers seized 10 handguns, 2 assault rifles, 9 regular rifles, 9 shotguns and 2 air guns yesterday from a house on 2438 West Street in Gravesend, where they arrested Thomas Siano, 57, his wife Kathleen, 57, their son Vincent, 30, and roommate Michael Poole, 27.

Cops also grabbed a pile of pills, a large quantity of ammunition – including home made ammo – and enough bladed weapons to make a pirate movie, including, 2 daggers, a machete, a sword, a hunting knife, and umbrella with a secret dagger in the handle.

Friday, March 26, 2010

One Of The Reasons Why They Cannot REALLY Measure Global Warming...

"Your heart of Florida weather forecast calls for afternoon clouds and a high of 72. Current temperature is 76 and we'll shoot down to the mid-60's with a chance of rain early in the evening..."

Time For A Lighter Moment

Just so's this place doesn't get all old and grouchy like some other old and grouchy blogs.

Victoria Secret gals frolicking in Miami.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Robert Culp Dies After Hitting Head

Robert Culp, who shot to fame as an actor thanks to his Kelly Robinson role in 'I Spy' in the 1960s, died on Wednesday after the 79-year-old actor hit his head during a fall near his Hollywood home.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Culp hit his head after falling while walking on Wednesday morning and was found by a jogger who then called 911 shortly after 11 a.m. Culp was pronounced dead shortly after at Queen of Angels hospital, Los Angeles Police Department Bob Binder told the LA Times that the actor's death "is accidental and there appears to be no sign of foul play."
Always a ham but one of the best hams ever.

Thanks for the memories, Bob.

And Ann Herself Has A Word Or Two About The Subject...

"If a university official's letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she's given the speech -- which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech -- is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech.

Either Francois goes to jail or the Human Rights Commission is a hoax and a fraud."

That, Ann, is whats called preemption.

And now you know what gun owners have been going through for decades.

Guaranteed the right to bear arms by our very birth, our government tries and tries again to put a halt to such goings on by offering that, well, since you MIGHT do something bad in exercising such a right we've gotta not only keep close tabs on you but in many instances outright deny you that right entirely.

Just in case.

Welcome to our world, kiddo.

Ann Coulter Speech Shut Down in Canada

A protest by hundreds of students led organizers to cancel a Tuesday night speech by American conservative commentator Ann Coulter at the University of Ottawa.

A spokesman for the organizers said Coulter was advised against appearing after about 2,000 "threatening" students crowded the entrance to Marion Hall, posing a security threat.

"It would be physically dangerous for Ann Coulter to proceed with this event," said conservative political activist Ezra Levant inside the hall. "This is an embarrassing day for the University of Ottawa and their student body . . . who chose to silence her through threats and intimidation."

Now granted; Canada isn't a real country nor Canadians important in any sense of the word, but even faux-nations should feel stupid when they act so.

Yet another instance where liberals prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the only views permissible are THEIR views.

Again, not like this happened in a free society. Canucks are, after all, subjects, so but of course their children wouldn't know how to properly behave.

Monday, March 22, 2010

America...Then And Now

I'm going to disregard the most recent socialist crime of Barry Hussein...his healthcare travesty will be found unconstitutional soon enough and be nothing more than a bad memory...and focus upon another of his follies.

"When I mention the rights of aliens, I must be understood of alien friends only, or such whose countries are in peace with ours, for alien enemies have no rights, no privileges...during the time of war."

Thomas Jefferson, taken from page 226 of The Thomas Jefferson Reader, discussing how the new United States would treat aliens living in America. It strikes home on two points in particular; our illegal alien problem, and only a problem, because the liberals have made it one, and the decision by the Obo administration to try alien combatants as they would American citizens.

Amazing how completely ass backwards Barry and his band of merry jerkwads have been, isn't it?

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fess Parker Dies at 85

"The first installment of "Davy Crockett," with Buddy Ebsen as Crockett's sidekick (Georgy Russell), debuted in December 1954 as part of the "Disneyland" TV show.

The 6-foot, 6-inch Parker was quickly embraced by youngsters as the man in a coonskin cap who stood for the spirit of the American frontier. Boomers gripped by the Crockett craze scooped up Davy lunch boxes, toy Old Betsy rifles, buckskin shirts and trademark fur caps. "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" ("Born on a mountaintop in Tennessee...") was a No. 1 hit for singer Bill Hayes while Parker's own version reached No. 5.

The first three television episodes were turned into a theatrical film, "Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier," in 1955.

True to history, Disney killed off its hero in the third episode, "Davy Crockett at the Alamo," where the real-life Crockett died in 1836 at age 49. But spurred by popular demand, Disney brought back the Crockett character for some episodes in the 1955-56 season, including "Davy Crockett's Keelboat Race." In reporting this development, Hedda Hopper wrote: "Take off those black armbands, kids, and put on your coonskin caps, for Davy Crockett will hit the trail again."
But just as suddenly it had taken the country by storm, the craze died down.

Parker's career then leveled off before he made a TV comeback from 1964-1970 in the title role of the TV adventure series "Daniel Boone" -- also based on a real-life American frontiersman. Actor-singer Ed Ames, formerly of the Ames Brothers, played Boone's Indian friend, Mingo."

I'm in mourning.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MSNBC...CNN...Fall Below Cartoon Network In Viewers

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New Yorks Finest Hard At Work

Cops have visited elderly Brooklyn couple's home at least 50 TIMES looking for criminals

 "Brooklyn World War II vet Walter Martin and his wife, Rose, aren't at the top of the NYPD's most wanted list - it just feels that way.

Cops have swooped down on the law-abiding couple's modest Marine Park home at least 50 times in the last eight years hunting bad guys - only to learn they were chasing a bad address.

They've come looking for murder and robbery suspects. Once, cops came hunting for one of their own - an NYPD officer accused of raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter.

In each case, NYPD officers from commands ranging from the north Bronx to Staten Island somehow confused the Martins' two-story home with the hideout of a suspect or key witness - a different person nearly every time.

"I'm really worried," Rose Martin, 82, said. "How could so many people get my address and how could cops be coming from so many different precincts?"

This is how its done in the Big Apple:

Someone in the NYPD, or a local politician, or simply a guy or gal with lots and lots of juice makes a few phone calls and cuts a deal. Send in the cops to harass and continue to harass someone living at a valued property until the owners throw in the towel and move.

Old folks are susceptible to this sort of scam. WHITE old folks particularly so. No Al Sharpton to run to, no NY Times to demand a reason for such intrusions. And forget trying to rectify this through communications with the NYPD.


The "mistakes" will continue until one or both of them dies or they start returning the letters and phone calls from those real estate dealers, who, dollars to doughnuts, have been after the property for quite some time.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Ah the memories. Standing curbside and watching the Paddy's Day Parade as a child in NYC. Took me years to discover the truth behind the street overflowing with green vomit.

Jersey Walmart Probes 'All Black People' Announcement

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- "Company officials are reviewing security tapes after an announcement was made for "all black people" to leave a southern New Jersey Walmart store.

Shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, a male voice came over the public-address system at the Route 42 store in Washington Township and calmly announced: "Attention Walmart customers: All black people leave the store now."

Management later apologized.

Washington Township police and the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office are investigating the incident as a possible bias crime."

This is one of the reasons why everything is lotsa more expensive in liberal states like Jersey, NY, California, etc.

Some idiot gets his hands on a phone...that's how the public address system is accessed in Wally World, just pick up a phone in a department that has closed for the day or is temporarily unmanned and push the button labeled ANNOUNCEMENTS...says something as dumbass as that, and like the froggies say, VI-OH-LAH.

Instant police and prosecutor's office involvement and what else DO these leeches have to do anyway but their obscene salaries are exacerbated as overtime goes through the roof.

Bottom line: loons believe that black people are too stupid to fend for themselves and need help in doing everything up to and including wiping their butts.

The party and mindset that gave us slavery to begin with just can't let it go.

True or Shitzu?

Heidi Montag. Yes, they're real.

True or Shitzu?

Monday, March 15, 2010

World's Shortest Man Dies...Dumbest Still Hanging On

Chinese Pingping, the shortest man in the world at 29" tall, died in a Rome hospital today from heart complications.

Kenyan Barry, the dumbest man in the world at a nearly unmeasurable IQ, remains at large.

More Bovine Excrement To Sift Through...

Federal Government Cannot Explain Runaway Prius Incident

 "The federal government said Monday it cannot explain a reported incident of sudden, high-speed acceleration in a Toyota Prius on a California freeway last week, a malfunction the driver's lawyer is describing as "the ghost in the machine."

Well of course the government cannot explain it.
Takes common sense.

The guy is lying. Case closed.


Female Prison Guards Often Behind Sex Misconduct

"Female staff are more often implicated than their male counterparts in prison sexual misconduct. While many cases could be considered consensual, incarceration experts and female prison guards say the problem is much more complicated."

Nature versus nurture never had a better template to draw conclusions from as today's rampant invasion of female workers into traditional male professions.

Wayyyyyyy back when I was a Marine prison guard, a man had to have been a combat vet to work in the most notorious of places of incarceration such as Portsmouth Naval Prison. My very first night on the job, I had to, at 2:00 AM, lock myself into a squad bay overflowing with dozens of convicted felons in order to take a head count. Pitch black...couldn't awaken the little darlin's don't ya know...and shuffling from rack to rack I wondered precisely what I would, or could do, should enough of them take umbrage at such stumbling an intrusion into their nappy-naps and demand a piece of my hide as recompense.

Next morning, the OD explained that "Why, you'd fight like a bastard while blowing your whistle, that's what you'd do," and uh-huh, it did come to pass on more than one occasion. 

Moral of the story; only the biggest and baddest (and dumbest) should be considered for certain jobs and if one isn't big then he better learn damn quick to be bad. Combat is combat and surviving means leaving the tea and crumpets at home and bringing your dark side to bear and pronto.

So of course women are taking advantage/being taken advantage of as they delve deeper into heretofore male occupations. At a distinct disadvantage in the mass and muscle department, as well as having been for the most part reared to be a lot nicer than your average bear, there are all sorts of troubles they can get into, and, instead of employing common sense, those doing the hiring are coerced into forcing round pegs into square holes in the name of "equality".

Friday, March 12, 2010

Black Man With Balls Growing Beneath His Chin Delays Indonesian Trip...

President Obama has pushed back his trip to Indonesia for three days to work with beleaguered Democrats on trying to wrap up a health care overhaul.
The president was expected to leave Thursday for the six-day tour that included Guam and Australia. He has pushed it back until next Sunday.
The White House made the announcement on Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' Twitter.
"The President will delay leaving for Indonesia and Australia - will now leave Sunday - the First Lady will not be on the trip," Gibbs tweeted, "as the law against bringing ugly women to Australia is quite strict and aggressively enforced."

Geneva atom smasher seeks dark matter discoveries

GENEVA (AP) - "The world's largest atom smasher could generate its first scientific breakthrough later this year when operators hope to make discoveries into the elusive nature of dark matter, the director of the European Organization for Nuclear Research said Monday.

Rolf-Dieter Heuer said the Large Hadron Collider would be ramped up to world record power later this month. At 7 trillion electron volts, that will be three times more energy than the record set in November by Heuer's organization - known by its French acronym CERN.

By crashing high energy beams of protons into each other in a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel under the Swiss-French border at Geneva, CERN's scientists hope to gain key insights into the makeup of matter and the creation of the universe billions of years ago in the moments after the Big Bang.

There have been no discoveries so far with the LHC, Heuer said. But he predicted breakthroughs soon into the mysterious dark matter that scientists believe comprises a quarter of the whole universe.

"We will open a door for new physics at the end of this year," Heuer told reporters. "It took several decades for us to understand the visible universe. This is all nicely explained by the standard model, but the big problem is that this is only 5 percent of the universe."

And the chances of you folks finding much of anything about it, are slim and none, and slim is visiting uranus.

These are these same guys that demoted Pluto mostly because it was the ONLY planet discovered by an American, so disregard all their other "arguments" as absolute BS.

Ever since we touched down on the moon 40 years ago, Europe and Russia and China and South America and Togo, have had this space-envy deal going on.

Tired of America being first in anything remotely important, they then went ahead and "discovered" bogus sciences so as to then take the lead in who's got the smartest kids department.

The Hadron Collider probably won't even work, but on the chance it does, will do not much of anything but keep spooky-science'ers as Einstein called them, ungainfully employed.

One good thing about the global warming fiasco has been its alerting anyone vaguely capable of active minded thought to the very real probability that there abound many scientific disciplines that are nothing more than modern day ponzi schemes.

Another Reason To Dismiss Ill-Annoy From The Union: Trooper's lawyers: Dismiss charges in sister's deaths; police don't have to obey speed limits

BELLEVILLE -- "Lawyers for the Illinois State Police trooper accused of causing a crash that killed two Collinsville sisters argued Thursday that the judge in the case must use reason and not emotion when deciding whether prosecutors can pursue reckless homicide and reckless driving charges.

John O'Gara and Jim and Julie Gomric, lawyers for Trooper Matt Mitchell, argued the charges should be dismissed because Mitchell, like other police officers in emergencies, aren't required to obey speed limit laws.

"We empower them to do things others are not allowed to do," O'Gara said, pointing out that police officers are allowed to wear a gun on their hip while driving a car -- a felony for anyone else."

Um, pardon me, Miss O'Gara, but there are lotsa places where non-police-officers are "ALLOWED" to wear a gun on their hip while driving, pally.

Gist of the deal is this; some fatass special person wearing a tin star was texting while racing to the scene of an accident, and like soccer mom's the nation over, he smashed into and killed innocent people.

ANY state, county, town, or anthill that brags so very often about how they willfully employ and empower only special folken to have special "rights" does not belong as a member of these United States.

Pictured: Doughnut-eating scumbag who killed two women.

Thanks to The War on Guns for the link.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Absolute, Bestest One-Liners EVER?

Amateurs Talk "Tactics" While Professionals Talk Logistics...


In Afghanistan (the Stan as our soldiers and Marines are calling it), bridges are more important than any other engagement in modern memory. WE, meaning of course the Americans, since Canada and the Brits are doing their usual cut-run-then blame someone else for their failures, must move tanks, armored vehicles, heavy trucks, HUMVEES, etc, and ASAP over the existing dilapidated bridges, while the enemy can take as long as he wants navigating mountain trails or muddy streams with nothing more burdensome than a recalcitrant donkey or two.

WE own the roads and bridges, THEY still own the hills.

Until a week ago.

On March 1st an important bridge was bombed by an enemy vehicle laden with explosives. An American was killed because no one seemed to bother to erect an effective checkpoint. The responsibility for security of the bridge was a joint RAF/Canadian one, and for the better part of a week both Canada and Great Britain passed the buck until a ground-pounding British Brigadier took full responsibility, even though it was the Royal Air Force that did most of the fucking up.

A war cannot be won without at least adequate logistics. Just ask the Russians. In the Stan, American troops are being led by Brits who take forever to decide when to stand and fight, and/or Canadians who have shied away from anything that goes bang-bang.

This means that Americans are dying needlessly because of major logistical screw-ups. Not to say that Canadian troopers are incompetent. It is to say that the political end of the Canadian spectrum is a morass of impenetrable misdirections that have evolved to make believe that they are helping us fight a war, when they are, in reality, looking after their own asses while ours get burned. And I happen to share George Patton's opinion of the modern British military officer. Marvelous defenders but horrifically inept on offense.

In you've the time please read the following dispatch from Michael Yon. Who is referred to as a "war correspondent" whenever the Yellowstream Media agrees with his dispatches, and a Blogger when they do not, even though he does not have a Blog.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jamie Jungers wins Tiger Woods mistress beauty contest...

"Howard Stern sponsored a beauty pageant among three of Tiger Woods' alleged mistresses, and cocktail waitress Jamie Jungers came out on top.

Jungers beat out Loredanna Jolie and another Jamie, Jamie Grubbs, for the coveted crown - and $75,000 in cash.

Stern said he felt Jungers was "the true mistress."

Well I guess if you gotta have a mistress she should be a long-legged blond.

Good choice if ya ask me.


Much like the weathermen who wanted a more gutsy gig than predicting cloud cover and decided to invent global warming, lawyers...spit...want the fame and glory of "defending" leftwing terrorists like the Gitmo prisoners, but wouldn't touch an abortion-clinic-bomber with a ten foot pole. Or Irishman, even.

"A group of "leading conservative lawyers" -- a phrase never confused with "U.S. Marines" -- has produced an embarrassingly pompous letter denouncing Liz Cheney for demanding the names of attorneys at the Justice Department who formerly represented Guantanamo detainees.

The letter calls Cheney's demand "shameful," before unleashing this steaming pile of idiocy:

"The American tradition of zealous representation of unpopular clients is at least as old as John Adams' representation of the British soldiers charged in the Boston Massacre."

Yes, but even John Adams didn't take a job with the government for another 19 years after defending the British guards -- who, in 1770, were "the police." He also didn't take a position with the U.S. government that involved processing British murder suspects.

I'd be more interested in hearing about the sacred duty of lawyers to defend "unpopular clients" if we were talking about clients who are unpopular with anyone lawyers know.

Every white shoe law firm in the country has been clamoring to take the cases of Guantanamo detainees, while young associates line up to be put on the case. This is even more fun than defending Ted Bundy!

As The Wall Street Journal put it in a 2007 article, a list of the law firms representing Guantanamo detainees "reads like a who's who of America's most prestigious law firms" -- which conveniently doubles as Santa's "naughty" list.

The terrorists' lawyers have included Shearman and Sterling, Arnold & Porter; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr; Covington & Burling; Hunton & Williams; Sullivan & Cromwell; Debevoise & Plimpton; King & Spalding; Cleary Gottlieb, Morrison & Foerster; Jenner & Block; O'Melveny & Myers and Sidley Austin.

At least 34 of the 50 largest firms in the United States have performed pro bono work on behalf of Guantanamo detainees.

Like Hollywood actresses, lawyers need to believe they're noble and courageous to help them forget that they are corporate drones doing soul-destroying work, which mostly consists of making photocopies.

A rule I have is: You're not defending an unpopular client if you're getting awards from the ABA, particularly if the award mentions "courage."

You'll never see a pompous letter like the one attacking Liz Cheney on behalf of any lawyer defending clients who are unpopular with lawyers, which terrorists are not.

You will notice a pattern developing: We only hear paeans to the "American tradition of zealous representation of unpopular clients" when it's being used to defend causes popular with liberals -- serial killers, terrorists and a horny hick who promised to save partial-birth abortion.

Lawyers want to be congratulated for their courage in defending "unpopular" clients, while taking cases that are utterly noncontroversial in their social circles.

They'd be scared to death to take the case of an anti-abortion activist. Defending the guy who killed George Tiller the Baby Killer won't make them a superstar at the next ABA convention.

Not only do Americans have a right to know the legal backgrounds of lawyers setting detainee policy at the Department of Justice, but I personally demand the right not to have to listen to Eddie Haskell lawyers constantly claiming to be Atticus Finch."

Barry's Melons

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Double Tap Now Offers The Barnes All-Copper Expander in .357 Flavorings

I've tried other company's all copper hollowpoints and was unfavorably unimpressed. Wait. Does that means I was in fact impressed?

Never mind. Lots of dental work and tons of pain killers have made this old top sergeant dopier than usual, but back when Lisa and I lived in Iowa, Crazy Jay and yours truly worked on some handloads of his using copper hollows and agreed that at the mickey mouse velocities driven by large ammo makers, the round lacked sufficient expansion.

Double Tap is not so inclined, and has a 110 grain .357 product that does a legitimate 1600'/second plus out of a 4" Ruger GP-100.

Jay is due to receive a passel, passel and a half of these critters and will report back forthwith.

Perhaps sooner.

Reason for my post-happy Tuesday is due to, as the frogs say, being hors-de-combat from all the meds and that means sitting home and counting flowers on the wall instead of getting into trouble. Like I damned well should be doing.

Does the Presence of a Licensed Firearm Create A Threat to Officer Safety Justifying a Search?

"No, says the Indiana Court of Appeals in Washington v. State. Correct, I think: The Supreme Court has repeatedly said that the standard for a Terry frisk is whether the officer reasonably suspects the person is “armed and dangerous.” “Armed” alone shouldn’t be enough, although of course in many cases the two will go together."

Such as is the case with, say, police officers in New Orleans?

On and on we go with cops caterwauling whenever they espy another citizen capable of protecting himself.

Pitiful. Just pitiful.

Thank ya kindly to Tam for the link.


Mar. 9, 1862: In day-two of the now-famous Battle of Hampton Roads (Virginia), the Confederate Navy’s ironclad warship, CSS Virginia (built from the remains of the previously scuttled frigate USS Merrimack) and her Union rival, the also-ironclad USS Monitor, begin exchanging shots in one of history’s first clashes of ironclads.

The battle ends in a draw with both vessels inflicting marginal damage on one another before breaking off the fight: Technically it is a tactical victory for Virginia because she has inflicted greater damage on the blockading ships than they on her (Virginia had attacked and destroyed the Union Navy’s wooden warships USS Congress and USS Cumberland the previous day before the arrival of the Monitor). But it may also be seen as a strategic victory for the Union because Virginia fails to break the blockade. The battle however will not be remembered for which side might have carried the day – though that is still being debated – but rather the lessons learned in this particular clash which greatly contributed to the ongoing revolution in Naval tactics and ship-design and construction."

And, contrary to popular belief, our old seadog-seebee pal Cookie wasn't onboard either vessel.

Monday, March 08, 2010

All Hands: Dispatch From Michael Yon...

"Yesterday, an American involved in the war effort handed me a document. It was an email from a Lieutenant Colonel in the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. His unit is in combat seven days a week. To be clear, I did not get the email from the officer and I have never met him.

The email is about the abysmal, unsafe conditions which some of our most dedicated troops are living in, at a remote base run by the Spanish military in Afghanistan. All deletions [xxx] are by me. I have the entire email. The serious and disturbing allegations are found in the second and third paragraphs.

Please note, that the failure to support permanent US troops at this Spanish base constitutes real negligence about their ultimate safety. And that comes on top of a degree of harassment that is shocking among allies."

The message begins:

I just finished spending a couple days with TF [xxx] at [xxx] and visiting all of our sites that we have troopers located at. Great progress continues to be made in the [xxx], but several items need some help ASAP:

[Para 1 deleted]

2) Qal E Naw: The Spanish are not interested in helping in anyway, and are trying to make us decide to leave based on their unacceptable treatment of Americans. Our refuelers [soldiers who refuel helicopters] that are living there have to run out, unroll the hoses, pull security, and roll everything back up. They have asked for gravel along the FLS as it is currently calf deep mud, but the Spanish refuse to make any improvements. They asked for a T barrier (just one) to put at a 45 degree angle outside the fence where the FARP [Forward Arming and Refueling Point; where helicopters land for ammo and gas] has to be set up so they can run for cover in case there is small arms fire, the Spanish say no and refuse to make any improvements. They asked for a small gate where their billets are located so they can access the FARP directly rather than going a half mile loop to get out the gate, but the Spanish said no and refuse to make any improvements. They [sic] guys are living hard (we understand that) but have to do laundry by hand as all of their stuff is stolen if they turn it into the laundry, they discussed this with the Spanish, but they refuse to many any improvements.

USFOR-A needs to energize someone to develop a viable, enduring plan for this FARP that isn’t reliant on the Spanish. This is a key hub for fuel (since we can’t get trucks to [xxx] or [xxx]) so let’s improve this location to better support those guys living out there on the edge by themselves. They refused to allow a Marine detachment that was dropped there to come into the wire or feed them overnight. Our refuelers had to fight the Spanish to bring them in and squeeze them into the two small tents that they have and give them MREs as they [sic] Spanish wouldn’t feed them. Is this how we allow our Coalition partners to treat Americans?

3) BmG: Who ever briefed that they have gravel there has never been there. We arrived during a TIC [fighting] and a MEDEVAC mission. The aircraft have to land/park in a field that has no gravel and then they sink into the ground. They have to be moved everyday to pull them back out of the mud. If we can’t get gravel, how about putting some AM2 matting, stakes and a couple of Red Horse guys on a CH-47 and fly them in to build a couple of pads just big enough to park an individual UH-60 on? We’ve been pushing the gravel issues since last fall and are no closer to a solution. Those guys are living in fighting positions. When it begins to warm up in the next month, that field will be untenable without gravel or AM2 matting. We don’t want to lose MEDEVAC capability there because we couldn’t put in two pads. We did a MEDEVAC [troop(s) wounded] and Hero [troop(s) killed] mission while I was there and the next day as well, let’s not forget that they are on the tip of the spear, we owe them more.

I would like to discuss these Saturday to see what the way ahead is going to be.


On that note, the email closes."

I could tell far worse horror stories about the treatment our troops receive from "allies" but voicing such scuttlebutt would break far too many rules of engagement.

Suffice to say I 'm shocked we haven't heard of lots more like this.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Global Warming As Seen By TJ

“I remember that when I was a small boy, say sixty years ago, snows were frequent and deep in every winter, to my knee very often, to my waist sometimes, and that they covered the earth long. And I remember while yet young to have heard from very old men that in their youth the winters had been still colder, with deeper and longer snows. In the year 1772, thirty-seven years ago, we had a snow two feet deep in the Champain parts of this state, and three feet in the counties next below the mountains . . .

“While I lived at Washington, I kept a Diary, and by recurring to that I observe that from the winter of 1802-03 to that of 1808-09 inclusive, the average fall of snow of the seven winters was only 14½ inches, and that the ground was covered but sixteen days in each winter on average of the whole. The maximum in any one winter during that period was 21 inches fall, and 34 days on the ground, the minimum was 4½ inches fall and two days on the ground."

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to professor Nathaniel Chapman dated Dec. 11, 1809.

Guess old Tom didn't know that alla them cars and coal-fired power plants, and scazillions of folks using microwaves and sucking our energy resources dry while pumping untold unburned hydrocarbons into the atmosphere, were the true reasons for his bemoaning the loss of appreciably snowy winters.


None of them there stuff was around back then.


Just thank the powers that be that Algore wasn't alive. Tom's horses would have been fitted with methane barrier diapers.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Could There Be A Worse Place To Live Than Michigan?

"A Michigan boy reportedly has been suspended from school for curling his hand into the shape of a gun and pointing it at another student.

Erin Jammer, said her son, Mason, was just playing around when he made the gesture Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Press reported.

"I do think it's harsh for a six-year-old. He's six and he just likes to play. Maybe what you could do is take his recess away. He's only six and he doesn't understand any of this," Erin Jammer said.

But officials at Jefferson Elementary School said the behavior made other students uncomfortable, and they suspended Mason for the remainder of the week, the paper reported.

School officials also told the paper that Mason had been warned repeatedly against pretending to aim his hand at students but continued the behavior over several months.

Jammer told the paper her son isn't violent and doesn’t have toy guns at home. She suggested a less harsh punishment, like taking Mason’s recess away, might be more effective in teaching him not to make a gun with his hand.

"He's only six and he doesn't understand any of this," she said."

This is the same strategy that the Brady Bunchers are using in order to force Starbucks into making their places of business gun-free-zones.

The right to not feel uncomfortable. Coffee drinkers just might feel icky if they believe that fellow caffeine addicts might very well possession of a firearm. The right to comfort, in their twisted little pea-brains, supersedes the right to self defense.

But at least the Brady's are focusing on adults, and not harmless 6-year-olds.

Sight unseen I do guaranfrickintee you this; the suspended child was NEITHER black nor hispanic nor a moslem.

Politically correct idjits wouldn't dare.

And not for nothin', but how dare they continue to name this den of stupidity the Jefferson Elementary School.

Old Tom would be rolling in his grave...

Friday, March 05, 2010

Obama Lied...Taxes Sky-High'd

WASHINGTON – "President Barack Obama has signed a bill creating a program to promote the U.S. as a premier tourism destination for international travelers.

The U.S. Travel Association calls it a major step in addressing the drop-off in such visits to the U.S. during the past decade. The association says the U.S. welcomed 2.4 million fewer overseas visitors last year than in 2000. And that, the group says, has cost it an estimated $509 billion in total spending and $32 billion in direct tax receipts.

Government and private industry would evenly split the program's costs, with Washington contributing up to $100 million a year. That money will come from a $10 fee paid by foreigners who do not pay for visas to enter the U.S."

Yes, Barry signed yet another closed-door tax bill, one that will certainly assure a dropoff in tourism.

How does one know this?


Everything he touches turns to shit.

Probably why ACORN fired his incompetent ass, in order to shuffle him off to a different no-show job. Just like his wife. Whose position...the oh-so-IMPORTANT one with that politically correct hospital...has YET to be filled since her moving into public housing.

Charlatans all.

Thursday, March 04, 2010


What WOULD Free Men Do?

As most readers of this particular blog would agree, this healthcare debate is abject nonsense.

The people are against it, but as we all figured out long before this past election, democrats in general and Barry Hussein in particular don't give a rats ass what the people want because they happen to be so much smarter and therefore know better.

While the liberals threaten "nuclear option" perhaps it is time once again to introduce talks of secession to the discourse.

Let the states applauding nannyism's form their own union while the free states...let's use an arbitrary bellwether, hows about the right of concealed carry...can keep calling ourselves the United States of America.

And because I'm something of a history buff, what the hell was the Civil War all about?

Was secession legal?

Monday, March 01, 2010

Book Stash

These things are about as easy to make as a TV dinner.

All you need to start is a reasonably sized hardcover. All of the local dollar stores here have them. I forget how much but its cheap.

So here's what else:

1.) A book but we already said that
2.) Something with a sharp edge
3.) Elmer's Wood Glue
4.) Small paint brush

Now don't go following some stupid ass hobby-chat recommendation to use simple paper glue, or worse yet, hobby glue. Fill a 35mm film cylinder 3/4's of the way then add a teaspoon of water to make the stuff absorb quicker and easier. You could very well use the wood glue straight from the bottle but it'll take longer to dry and perhaps a page or two or three won't get coated because Elmer's is relatively thick. Choice is yours, this isn't rocket science.

You can use an exacto-knife if you don't happen to have man tools around but that'll take more time. Draw a line a half inch in from the outside edge and all around the page you'll begin cutting through. Save a few pages to better foster the illusion, but at least ONE.

Then take one of your sharper knives and begin cutting along the lines. If you've some grunt, 10 or more pages at a time can be dispatched with every completed square but don't feel like a pussy if you've no recourse but the exacto thingamajig. Women invented scissors, and drugged out Renaissance artists came up with the exacto-type blade because they were too stoned to trust a real knife for the work, so there's precedence for fucking off.

The book you've selected for this surgery should be capable of withstanding an inch and a half of intrusion; unless you're just looking for a place to stow those false eyelashes that keep disappearing. The choice is yours.

After cutting as deep as you want, cover the pages you'll be keeping, along with the front cover of the book. Aluminum foil or irritatingly useless plastic wrap or even wax paper will do the trick.

Use the paint brush to coat the outside edges of the pages you've just made that bodacious ass hole in. Lay it on thick. This stuff is cheap so there's no excuse to frig the job by being chintzy. Slather the facing of the front page with glue, then turn over that one page you've kept just for this. Make sure its reasonable afixed.

Then place the book down flat and put a weight on it to make sure everything stays together long enough to become one badass block of wood wannabe. I just dumped an old tool box on top, waited an hour or so then continued.

Open the front cover along with the other pages you've protected with the foil/plastic-wrap/wax paper. As long as that page you've placed directly atop the one you've been sawing through for the past few hours is really set in stone, then cut through IT to give yourself a brandy new first page that doesn't bear the marks and mess of your workmanship.

After once again being capable of peering into the hidey-hole, heavily coat the inside edges of all of those rendered page edges. Leave the cover open and if possible set aside the project to dry overnight.

Awaken to the glee of having your very own stash-thing, and if you're me, you place it on the table next to the front door. Inside* are at least a couple of mini-knives, not to be confused with a real knife but something for slashing through twine, cardboards, etc., a pen, the cell phone Lisa made you buy cuz traipsing through the frickin swamp without means of communication is just too dreadful to even imagine, a windup watch, and a set of your wife's extra car keys for when she locks hers inside the vehicle.

These things are such a snap I've made four of them the past few days and have Glock's and Ruger's and things impossible to identify on a blog the Feds could read on a whim.

Clicking the headline link will take you to a place that has pictures of some fairy trying to do the same thing. That's in case my instructions weren't intelligible. So go ahead. I'll avert my eyes.

*Kershaw Shallot; 3 and a half inches of CPM S110V steel
Taiwan made Benchmark Mini-Ruckus knockoff, 4 inches of 440 C
Spyderco Native; 3 inches of CPM S30V

Spring Is Sprunging

Drop dead gorgeous day today; temps in these parts hovering around 70'ish with more sunshine than a man deserves.

Five of the past 6 days have been mirror images, which means of course that for me its recalcitrant gator snatching time.