Tuesday, November 30, 2010

"Death Among The Reeds"

"...There were at least two of the enemy still at large, but the firing had stopped and the enemy was not to be seen. Maybe they had fled the area. Sgt. Lanctot went into the canal to retrieve the enemy body and search for any evidence. The water was chest deep, and icy cold. Lanctot retrieved the enemy body and returned to the canal when he noticed a trail through the reeds.

In the matter-of-fact manner of a professional Marine, Sgt Lanctot told me, “I followed the trail, and, having left my weapon, ammo, and web gear on the berm, I pulled out my Columbia River Knife and Tool folder. I made my way along the canal and into the reeds. Suddenly one of the enemy popped up and grabbed my right arm.”

There, cut off from any possibility of help, Sgt. Heath Lanctot fought his enemy as men have done since the beginning of the human race, with hand weapons, to the death. The water was deep, the reeds were thick, the bottom of the canal slippery. Footing was unsure. During the course of the desperate, furious fight Sgt. Lanctot dispatched his enemy with two knife thrusts to the neck."

I've seen men pop out of a fighting hole and beat an enemy to death with their helmets. Others, back when we had a true battle rifle in the M14, take on Charlie through the wire with nothing more than butt strokes. 

But a good blade can be invaluable. Once upon a time my grandfather gave me a British commando style dirk. Right before I made my first trip over choppy seas.  The steel made from salvage taken from the USS Indianapolis. The ship that took the atom bomb to Guam. 6" blade and sharp enough to shave with.

Today, the thing would be priceless. But unfortunately I left it stuck inside something that needed sticking right before bailing from an over-exposed fighting hole.

Miami-Dade police identify armed robbers killed in home invasion on Thanksgiving eve

Miami-Dade police on Friday identified two armed intruders who were killed during a home invasion on Thanksgiving Eve. 

Dead in the robbery attempt: Derrick Fussell, 28, and Gustavo Perez, 23.

Police say the two men burst into the apartment at 17255 SW 95th Ave. at about 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday. The homeowner, Antonio Luis Delpino, 27, fired at the men. 

Perez was felled by the gunfire. Fussell jumped from the third-floor apartment in an attempt to escape, and died from his injuries at Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Fussell was arrested two months previously as a habitual offender while driving with a suspended driver license. He has previous arrests for drug possession and a home invasion and battery. His arrests were first reported in a local blog, www.randompixels.blogspot.com.
Delpino will likely not face charges, since the men broke into his home and he was defending himself, police said.
According to detectives, the incident began about 10 p.m. Wednesday when two armed men broke into the apartment at 17255 SW 95th Ave. The resident, who was also armed, greeted the intruders with gunfire.
Detectives did not speculate publicly about the intruders' motive.

The shooting rattled the Village Homes and Condos at Palmetto Bay, an ordinarily quiet 181-unit complex.
Neighbors were wakened by the sound of gunfire, and some saw one of the injured intruders struggling to get back onto his feet after falling from the third-floor window.

Under Florida's Stand Your Ground Law, a resident can presume the threat of bodily harm or death from anyone who breaks into a home, and is allowed to take defensive measures, including deadly force, against an intruder.

Translation: In Florida, people have the same rights as the constabulary, and then some. Just as the good Lord intended it to be. If someone is in your home uninvited, shoot to kill. Or become a headline then fodder for crime show plots, like Criminal Minds, or Law & Order that portray people as sheep awaiting shearing. 

Then again, you could always just slam some birdshot into the invaders then bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

Like some folks recommend. Me, I'm old fashioned.

ICE Finds Huge New Tunnel at Border, But Are Congratulations Really in Order?

Is the southern border as secure as DHS Secretary Napolitano says it is, when people can build a little railroad under it, and operate it without the authorities noticing?

Rhetorical. Anything Nappy says is pure unmitigated bullshit. The castle has long been breached and all our knights do is line up for back-patting when they should have been ashamed enough to resign with prejudice for allowing it to happen in the first place.

Tuesday Toon

I for one can't wait for the new Congress to get down and dirty with His Lowness, Caliph Barry The Bowing president.

An absolute lock to happen: Stuttering Barry gets his ass handed to him trying to speak on the issues, and Lady Shelly comes to his "aid" by making an even bigger ass of herself than thought possible. And that, my friends, is some ass to begin with.

This is the cool thing about shining a light on scurrying cockroaches. Under scrutiny they show their true colors; the more we force them to speak, the more they screw the pooch.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Leslie Nielsen Dead at 84

RIP Swamp Fox

Leslie Nielsen has died. The funnyman who Roger Ebert once referred to as the "Laurence Olivier of spoofs" passed away after suffering complications from pneumonia.

News of Nielsen's death was reported on Canadian radio station CJOB Sunday.

Nielsen's nephew told CJOB that the actor had been in the hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for 12 days and that with family and friends by his side at 5:30pm Sunday "he just fell asleep and passed away."

One of my first TV heroes. Leslie as Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox. And, one helluva early science fiction star in Forbidden Planet, too. My sincere condolences to his friends and family

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Computer Goings On

Actually the monitor. Joined all of you living in 2010 and installed a hi-def TV/monitor; we'll be able, once I figure it all out, to access the pc from either a 32 or 19 inch TV, and since I can never let well enough alone I'll be fiddle frigging with it for about another 3 to 4 months.


Yeah I know you're all waiting with bated breath. Almost got the thing the way I want it. Almost.

You know, for as much as I rail against technology, this is cool. The capability to watch movies and sports in high definition then flicking a switch and arriving online. One of the things I missed after leaving my home in Australia was the superior television reception. Europe and Australasia long whooped our asses in better definition, something along the lines of 625 lines to our 480-525. France actually experimented with over 800 lines but dropped that in favor of the European standard after nearly going broke installing the then world-class technology.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Blithering Idiots Have Christmas Lists Too Ya Know...

3. Remington 870 Tactical (12 Gauge). This shotgun will be a nice replacement for the old 870 Express HD I just gave to a friend. The seven shot tube will allow me to offer two rounds of number 6 birdshot to an intruder before I release five rounds of double-ought buckshot. I can release seven shots pretty quickly so I’m pleased this one has a compensated barrel.

Yes but of course. It's what our military, as well as law enforcement does. Warning shots. I do believe it was George Washington himself who pioneered the mulligan for intruders. Proven to be highly effective. In getting yourself killed.

I don't know who this Mike Adams is, but what I do know is that it's a shame he has a platform from which to spew horrible advice. First Amendment and all, so just sigh and hope he doesn't reproduce.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Proof The NRA Been Watching Cutlery Corner...

NRA American Damascus Explorer Collectible Knife

Description Authentic American Hand-Forged High Carbon Damascus Stag Limited Edition NRA Branded Knife In a labor intensive forge welding process, Silver Stag’s American artisans combine raw sheets of 1095 steel with 15N20 steel to create authentic, handmade 160 layer Damascus steel blades. The laminated layers of hard and soft steel create exceptional blade toughness, flexibility, and superior edge-holding ability. The time-honored laminating process, first seen in Persia around 500 B.C., produces a beautiful, classic swirl pattern that masks invisible serrations on the edge which enhance its cutting ability. Each highly collectible fixed blade knife is permanently attached to a unique handle crafted from the genuine shed antler point of an American Whitetail deer.

Wowsers! "Invisible serrations"! 

Being able to own a American-Damascus COLLECTIBLE for only $200 clams plus shipping!

And who knew that the Persians had access to RAW (!)1095 and 15N20 steels?!  Or, for that matter, that 1095 and 15N20 obviously had to therefore come in medium, and well-done?!

Or that highly un-ergonomic shed whitetail...deer not found in Persia EVER...somehow in fact was?! Or, um, probably not but what the hell!

Or that modern steelmaking makes Damascus seem silly and that you're only buying it for show but the NRA has to try and make you believe that it remains superior steel you can actually use?!

Sweet moses on a pogo. Damascus, REAL Damascus is a neanderthal  war club when compared to modern metallurgy. Or perhaps the Persians beat us to the moon and forgot to tell anyone.Like the Vikings discovered America but lost their notes.

From Our Family To Yours


Cutlery Corner Thanksgiving Special


"Howdy folks Jim Frost here and do I have a naaahf (knife) for you. This here is a sramick (ceramic) naaahf (knife) and ya'll git one free with every order. Now, we caint (can't) warrant (warranty) this naaahf (knife) for breakage because its sramick (ceramic) so if you drop it on  other sramick (ceramic) or a hard surface it's gonna break. But it never needs sharpening, and after usin' you just warsh (wash) it and its good to go."


Miss Mary standing stupidly with the ceramic knife in question. She then proceeds to slice repeatedly, and with much difficulty, through a cucumber. Jim smiles, tries to locate the camera, but continues his pitch looking into the wrong one. The cameraman switches to the camera Jim is staring at, so of course Jim then turns to the other one. Cameraman gives up and finishes the scene with Frost half in profile and mostly cockeyed squinting into the distance. Now ignored, Miss Mary fondles the ceramic knife while looking at Big Jim as if she'd like to fry his liver for lunch.

Camera Shakily Stutters To Catch Miss Ellen Entering Stage Left:  

Miss Ellen, precariously balancing an armload of Christmas stockings far too small for the boxes inside, sidles up to Mr. Frost and looks down at her shoes while Mr. Frost explains the Mystery Knives you can order by asking for Miss Ellen's Pre-Black Friday Stocking Special. Off camera whispering is heard, and Mr, Frost, Miss Mary, and Miss Ellen move as close to one another as possible, with each squinting off in a different direction.

Pull Back...Fade To Black. Cut. Another Successful Show Opening In The Can.

Marines To Switch From SAW M-249 to H&K M-27

The general in charge of training and equipping Marines for the future fight said Nov. 16 that it is still unclear how infantry units will need to adjust to replace their light machine guns with the service's new automatic rifle.

Lt. Gen. George Flynn, who heads the Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, told reporters at a Washington, D.C. breakfast that the service plans to finish outfitting five battalions with the new M-27 Infantry Automatic Rifle next month and then will observe how those Marines use it on deployment before changing the organization, training, and tactics of infantry units around the new weapon.

But Flynn pushed back at critics of the M-27, saying the improved accuracy of the Heckler and Koch-made automatic rifle makes up for a lower rate of fire compared to the M-249 Squad Automatic Weapon it's being fielded to replace.

"The initial feedback was that the IAR performed pretty well," Flynn said of early evaluations of the M-27. "Accuracy has a suppressive power all by itself."

Yawn. Yeah. Sure. Accuracy is important. So is busting away bushes, soft barricades, and anything else that accomplishes the PRIMARY mission of a full-auto squad weapon, which is to stop the other guys from taking potshots at you while your guys maneuver to take them out. Ambush scenarios are a totally different story. Then, you want to ground as many of the bad guys as possible before they take flight or worse, take aim. 

Bottom line is the fact that one full-auto weapon will not do everything. Eventually, even the Generals will figure that out. Oh and one other thing; the chicoms and russkies have been happy with their AK's for decades not only because they're cheap to keep. No one in his right mind selects a varmint round to go to war with, and while I hate 'em, our enemies are not insane.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

U.S. sends carrier to Yellow Sea for exercises near Korea

The Pentagon has dispatched the aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS George Washington to the Yellow Sea for naval exercises with South Korea following the exchange of artillery fire between the North and South.
The exercises are likely to anger China which in the past pressed Washington not to send its aircraft carriers to the sea.

The U.S. military command in Seoul announced that the carrier will take part in exercises in "waters west of the Korean peninsula" from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1.

"This exercise is defensive in nature," the statement said. "While planned well before yesterday's unprovoked artillery attack, it demonstrates the strength of the [South Korea]-U.S. alliance and our commitment to regional stability through deterrence."
The maneuvers also will seek to improve the interoperability of U.S. and South Korean naval forces, the statement said.

The dispatch of the carrier to the Yellow Sea was postponed during earlier anti-submarine warfare exercises amid complaints from Chinese military officials that a carrier in the sea threatened China because U.S. warplanes from the ship could reach targets in China.

Chinese Maj. Gen. Zhu Chenghu told state-run media in July that "if the United States truly wants to take into account the overall interests of the Sino-U.S. relationship, then it must on no account send its USS Washington to the Yellow Sea." He called the area "sensitive."
The Pentagon rejected the Chinese criticism and said U.S. Navy ships, including carriers, will transit the Yellow Sea because it is in international waters.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters last month that "there has been an assertion that we, the U.S., shouldn't operate in the Yellow Sea. That is international waters. We're going to operate in the Yellow Sea. We and others."

The ships scheduled to take part in the exercise in addition to the George Washington include the missile-armed warships USS Cowpens, USS Shiloh, USS Stethem and USS Fitzgerald.

The Chinese in particular have been saber rattling for quite some time now, with the political leadership "urging" its generals...small 'g'...to talk it up on how they'd love to get into a fracas with the U.S.

Part of the reason we've previously canceled joint naval maneuvers with South Korea is due to a shift in operating procedures with regards to what we sort of provocation we will, and will not stand for, from the chinese or north korean military. Remember; Barack Obama is a coward and has strove mightily to force the American military into a bend-over-and-take-it-like-I-do mentality that...especially after the resignation of MacChrystal... has been at long last disregarded.

How'd that come about? PIIR (PEER). Put-It-In-Writing (or PIIW, pronounced Pew if you're of a mind to be absolutely corect). From the first day Obama stepped into the White House, his band of misfits has talked a decent enough talk with regards to how to face threats from the usual suspects, but privately demand that U.S. armed forces bend over backwards to placate our enemies. And there are many signs pointing to our military saying enough is enough.

This might very well be the perfect time for the chinese to put up or shut up about how dearly they'd like to engage American forces. My guess is, if they can't hit us from behind then blame it on someone else, they'll slink away like all cowards do when stood up to.

Neither the chinese nor the russians, and certainly not the norks have anything resembling a modern enough military to openly face the United States. Which is why they posture. Usually, when democrats occupy the White House posturing is enough, but the Obama administration clearly doesn't wish to seem weak, especially after being portrayed as helpless and incompetent while liberals took a beating in the mid-terms.

Famous Person Quote Of The Week...

"'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges the transfer." Joseph Sobran

Messenger Quote Of The Week

"Listen, all hijackers share one common trait nowadays; they're moslems. So instead of the freedom-feel let's wise up and institute the only way to nab the bastards before they kill us all. Get the largest serving bowls you can find, fill each and every one with pork rinds, and position them by the baggage X-Ray line. Anyone not wearing a yarmulke who doesn't take a handful and chow down is then taken aside for further scrutiny. Moslems will do neither. Dressing like a Jew, or eating pork, frightens those heavenly virgins even more than an extemporaneous speech does Obama." Fits

Wednesday Cartoon

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wi-Fi Kills Trees, Study Says

Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands.

All deciduous trees in the Western world are affected, according to the study by Wageningen University. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed to a virus or bacterial infection.
Additional testing found the disease to occur throughout the Western world. In the Netherlands, about 70 percent of all trees in urban areas show the same symptoms, compared with only 10 percent five years ago. Trees in densely forested areas are hardly affected.

Besides the electromagnetic fields created by mobile-phone networks and wireless LANs, ultrafine particles emitted by cars and trucks may also be to blame. These particles are so small they are able to enter the organisms

The study exposed 20 ash trees to various radiation sources for a period of three months. Trees placed closest to the Wi-Fi radio demonstrated a "lead-like shine" on their leaves that was caused by the dying of the upper and lower epidermis of the leaves. This would eventually result in the death of parts of the leaves. 

The study also found that Wi-Fi radiation could inhibit the growth of corn cobs.

Sweet mother or pearl but this means my pipes might very well become scarce!
Damn those hippies and their cell phones.

Empty promises on health care won't really haunt Obama

Aaron Carroll, an Indiana University School of Medicine professor who blogs on health care issues at a site called the Incidental Economist. "There won't be any lifetime or annual limits. There won't be denials for pre-existing conditions. There won't be any surcharges for having such conditions. And it's going to be 'reasonably' priced."

Carroll talked to lots of insurance executives, and concluded it's just not going to happen. "I feel like many people think they will have choice of doctor, choice of hospital, and the ability to dictate care," he writes. "I'm not seeing how insurance companies will be able to offer such products at prices people can afford."
Is any of this a surprise? The fact is, the president knew or should have known that his health care scheme would have these effects. He paid a political price for his actions on Nov. 2. There might be more to pay on Nov. 6, 2012.

Nah. Byron York wrote this piece and Byron would be well served to begin paying attention to how the liberals are spinning the health care debate.
The reason Obamacare appears to be tanking is because both the Republicans and their big business allies are pushing so hard against it, why, hospitals and doctors will raise rates just to see it fail.

But all the long it was SUPPOSED to fail, duh. Conservatives and their money grubbing lackeys would be proven as the bad guys, and the democrats would then race to the rescue by creating entitlements to offset the enormous cost of the new health care system.

Then, at the end of the day people would be forced into accepting such entitlements and their reliance upon the government would be greater than ever. Even the "well-to-do" won't be able to insure themselves and for the first time in history, even folks who should have the wherewithal's to do their own choosing won't be able to.

So far, all is going according to plan. Of course Obama lied. That's what politicians do. But he's spinning it to appear as if he was being straightforward all along, and WE screwed his pooch. Out from behind the curtain will totter those little old ladies who couldn't afford their dentures but this time around they can't afford their canes and walkers either. The Republicans took a great plan and made it so impossible to work that more Americans are hurting than ever before.


When Government Doesn't Work, They Seek Charity

Mount Clemens, Michigan was once a thriving community in the suburbs of Detroit. Known as “Bath City” for its mineral baths, the community has been in decline since the Great Depression.

Mount Clemens is also home to my family. My mother was born and raised there. My grandparents called Mount Clemens home for many years. And I spent a considerable amount of time there working for my family’s landscaping business throughout my childhood.

The latest chapter in the history of Mount Clemens is dark. The city has been poorly run with budget deficits that continue to climb. Currently, Mount Clemens faces a projected $1.5 million deficit next year. For a town of only 17,000 residents, this is a considerable amount.

But when the screws are turned tight, the Mayor, Barbara Dempsey, looks to charity to bail the city out.

The liberal left in America has long derided charitable organizations as being ill equipped to handle the tasks that government cannot. When conservatives have argued against expansions of government power on the grounds of charity fulfilling its role, the left has attacked such suggestions. One recent case of this was during the ObamaCare debate when leading thinkers on the right suggested that charity would provide for those that are unable to provide for themselves. As they usually do, the liberal elite dismissed the notion of a charitable organization assisting those that it has set out to help as absurd, wishful thinking.

Now, when the government is in trouble, they are running to charity for their bailout. Mayor Dempsey has asked local tax-exempt organizations to voluntarily contribute to Mount Clemens’ general fund. In usual fashion, the argument is made that this goes to pay for the police, fire department and roads, but the mention of nonsense programs offered by the bloated Mount Clemens government were left off of Dempsey’s donation request.

How ironic. When government is in dire straits, it runs to tax-exempt organizations that have long provided for their communities while the government has flushed the non-voluntarily given money of the taxpayer down the toilet.

The recent budget crunch time here in beautiful Alachua, Florida, was an exercise in the macabre. ALL governmental agencies were TOLD to cut their budgets to the bone, and all did, save for the Sheriff's department which not only refused to trim the fat but asked for MORE money.

Here I was stuck in a certifiable quandary. No one outside of law enforcement and its toadies believed the Sheriff's clarion call for please sirs, I want some more, but when faced with the irrefutable factoid that Alachua, like many other liberal entities, spends more money on bike lanes than some towns allocate for emergency services, one must at the very least pause to ruminate.

What's a voter to do. Side with the Sheriff whose valiant crew actually found themselves with LESS work than the year ago due to a redistricting that shifted some of the heavy lifting to the town of Gainesville, or agree that perhaps, just perhaps, the summons-issuers are more important than those unisex rest rooms. 

I've yet to step into a unisex toilet but HAVE seen deputies lolling about when traffic jams really-really needed someone to step in and sort out the mess, so onwards and upwards with shifting the cop payscale downwards.

But at least no one here believes that the homeless could be fed, the oldsters helped, and children saved from starvation WITHOUT charity carrying a good bit of the burden.

Tuesday's Toon...Rated X...For A Liberty Upskirt

Comment Section Change

For the millionth time, at least, HaloScam has temporarily locked me out so I've added what I hope will only be a minor nuisance.

In order to comment you'll be required to enter a name. This helps me because once HaloScam frigs with me again, and they will, it'll be easier to just enter "Fits" when I comment rather than trying to get through their annoying sign-in page.

If this sucks let me know. Writing for ones self is mental masturbation, and while I've nothing against shining the helmet the deal here is to pass along the legit 411 and if anything becomes a hassle it gets shitcanned. Free men shouldn't have to beg in order to do something as innocuous as leaving a comment on some lameass blog. This is the internet. Not War and Peace.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Keeping Up With The Frosted Flakes Over At Cutlery Corner...

On Monday, the 1st of this month, I commented upon another tongue twister from the irascible Todd Boone as he was hawking for the Cutlery Corner Yak Woman, otherwise known as Jim Frost.

"Really kay-int remember the last tahm I showed this naff...had to be over a year ago...the cobra skin razor. Brand new design and never before seen on television..."

I entitled the posting :

Cutlery Corner Is A Major Importer Of Cobra-Skin Handled Knives...

And subtitled it:  

"So Take Heed PETA When You're Looking For Someone New To Fling Some Nastyass Buckets Of Blood On..."

Well sir, this morning Mr. Boone was once again trying to pawn off bogus Chinaman-made cobra-skin-knives, and reiterated the "fact" that "all the proper channels have been gone through to um, er, um, ah, obtain this handle, um, er, ah, material...so you don't have to worry about PETA comin' after you."

So then, Mr. Boone, this post is for you:

PETA doesn't care one iota what channels you went through in employing Chinese knifemakers to coat a "nahff" handle in cobra skin. PETA members are even nuttier than Frosted Flakes such as yourself, Mr. Boone, and believe it or not aren't affiliated with the government folks who establish or regulate"channels". Now sir, I despise PETA, but I despise you even more, so my original intent stands as stated.

It is my personal feeling and fervent wish that PETA catches up to you grifters and covers ya'll in buckets of Yak blood. I've contacted PETA affiliates in Florida and Tennessee, and they've assured me that they'll be looking into those there "proper channels", Mr. Boone. Because, ya see, if'n they CAN git you in dutch with the government they WILL, but if they can't get you in dutch with the government they'll settle for the slathering of Yak blood. 

Doing both would actually suit them just fine, so if I were ya'll I'd be on the lookout for other geeks bearing grifts. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Well Now...If The Incoming Congressional Freshman Class Wants To Take Back The Country...

Here's A Good Pace To Start...Airports...Where Even The Children Are Stripped Searched For No Apparent Reason...

I take that back. The reason is painfully apparent. Firstly, a show of absolute power must be conducted for all to see. Then of course, for the politically correct, it must be obvious that no swarthy middle-eastern types are being singled out, but virtually EVERYONE.

Man, woman, or child.

"Hey...What Dis Lil Lever Thing For?"

Cop Gutshot By Female Partner

A Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority officer was placing her service weapon in a gun locker at the Robert Moses Administration Building when she hit the trigger, the sources said.
The bullet ricocheted inside the locker before it screamed toward another officer standing in the room, sources said.

The slug pierced him in the gut, but the wound was not life-threatening.

"He was alert and talking to people after it happened," a source said.

The unidentified officer was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.
It was not immediately clear if any disciplinary action had been taken against the officer, but authorities were treating the incident as an accident.

Yes kids, there is NO such thing as NEGLIGENCE in the NYPD's vernacular, at least not when speaking about their own semi-retarded members.
First there was the NY-1 GLOCK trigger, then the NY-2 GLOCK trigger, and to be honest they're going to soon be compelled to create yet another crappy, ridiculously heavy, bang switch for NY's finest before they all kill one another.

And let that be a lesson, gang. Be ever so careful when hitting that trigger.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Obama Says Body Pat-Downs And X-Rays Are An Inconvenience For Him Too

President Obama said today he sympathizes with passenger complaints about aggressive body pat-downs at airports, but his counter-terrorism aides say they are necessary to guard against hidden explosives.

Balancing privacy and security is a "tough situation," Obama told reporters at a news conference following the NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal.

"One of the most frustrating aspects of this fight against terrorism is that it has created a whole security apparatus around us that causes a huge inconvenience for all of us," Obama said.

Okay here's the deal. A $10,000 reward for anyone submitting pictures of the Obama family being X-ray'd and groped by TSA agents. 

My gut reaction concerning this matter is, however, the nagging feeling that he's just lying like the sack of lying shit he is.

Open Carry Dot Org...

We've been having an interesting conversation at this post, Will Texas Pull The Trigger On Open-Carry, and from a comment B.D. made I went to opencarry.org, registered, then tried to comment on a certain posting. 

Deleted the previous bitch session. Apparently, my pc was under the influence of some sort of spyware that has since been deleted, hence the run -around when attempting to log into Open Carry dot Org.

Interestingly enough, in setting up my password and profile stuff, I might still very well be kerplunkt because the profile page lists my birthday as November 30, which is incorrect, and I cannot seem to correct this. No bigee. 

Bottom line appears to be the fact that the Texas Open-Carry fight is heating up, and I wish them luck.

Friday, November 19, 2010

BEFORE You TOO Fall For The Fat Slob Running New Jersey Named Christie....

...At Least Be Aware That He's Anti Second Amendment

HANNITY: Are there any issues where you are, quote, moderate to left as a Republican?
CHRISTIE: Listen, I favor some of the gun-control measures we have in New Jersey.
HANNITY: Bad idea.
CHRISTIE: Listen, we have a densely-populated state, and there's a big hand gun problem in New Jersey. Now, I don't support all the things that the governor supports by a long stretch. But I think on guns — certain gun control issues, looking at it from a law-enforcement perspective, seeing how many police officers were killed, we have an illegal gun problem in New Jersey.
HANNITY: Should every — should every citizen in the state be allowed to get a licensed weapon if they want one?
CHRISTIE: In New Jersey, that's not going to happen, Sean.
CHRISTIE: Listen, the Democratic legislature we have, there's no way those type of things — listen, at the end of the day, what I support are common sense laws that will allow people to protect themselves, but I also am very concerned about the safety of our police officers on the streets, very concerned. And I want to make sure that we don't have an abundance of guns out there.

Typical bullshit spewing from the typical liberal point of view. Cops have more rights than mere citizens. Cops need to be more protected.  Forget the fact that 60 police officers a year are killed by firearms...far too much, true...but that more cab drivers are shot at work but no one is taking Taxi Commissions to task for not allowing cabbies to pack.

Chris Christie is fooling an awful lot of people. Don't be one of them. And from what I've been hearing as of late, Tea Partiers..the ones who seem to be mentioning him the most as a candidate for the Presidency... couldn't care less about Second Amendment issues and that is troubling.

One more thing; it seemed to me as if the Yellowstream Media was giving Christie far too much attention, so I did some digging and found out why. A liberal masquerading as a Conservative, that's why. Not for nothing but I was fooled by certain sites I thought were smarter than they really are. No one is perfect. But Christie's just another dog.

Slim As A Rail Michelle Obama Leads The Way To School Salad Bars

First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to announce on Monday a major new initiative that would place up to 5,000 salad bars in public schools nationwide.

Officials in the White House, led by chef Sam Kass, and at the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention, have been working to build a coalition representing the produce industry and Ann Cooper, director of nutrition services in Boulder, Colo. schools, who recently teamed with Whole Foods to raise $1.4 million from customers to establish a grant program that would place salad bars in qualifying schools.

Under the initiative expected to be announced on Monday in Florida, where First Lady Michelle Obama has taken her "Let's Move Them Bowels, Bitches" campaign to fight female childhood obesity, Cooper would manage applications for salad bars from the schools along with distribution of funds to purchase necessary equipment, and Kass would assure that bodyweight scales would be installed in order to daily monitor the effect that eating lettuce has upon young women in particular.

"Sam and Ann be knowin' all they is to knowin' 'bout young black girls developin' they fat asses at they early ages," the first lady said in response to an inquiry into the credentials of Mr. Bass and Mrs. Cooper.

PICTURED: Left to right – Princess Letizia of Spain, French First Lady Carla Bruni, and American First Lady Michelle Obama. We recommend you do not click to enlarge. It is large enough. Thank you.

Boycott Continues Against Anti-Gun Michigan IHOP

As a press release by Ector noted, “The boycott was initiated by a local Michigan CCW Class Instructor, Rick Ector, in response to that eatery’s ban on the possession of all legally carried firearms—openly carried or lawfully concealed carried with a state of Michigan permit. 

In Michigan, open carry of a pistol in a visible holster is legal without a license. Furthermore, the concealed carry of a handgun is also legal if the person has a Michigan Concealed Pistol License.”
“Ector, a former robbery victim, believes that the restaurant’s ban on handguns creates a dangerous dining environment for customers. 

The reasoning, according to Ector, is that if a business bans guns then armed criminals will know where they can find unarmed people to rob, rape, and assault. The boycott will remain in effect until this local IHOP location drops it (sic) gun ban.”

Doing the correct thing using incorrect reasoning.  Look it up and you'll see Michigan as the poster child. No one can predict when an armed criminal will need to be gunned down by an armed citizen, and people do not have the right to bear arms because they would be otherwise reluctant to dine away from their munitions. 

People are born with the unalienable right to keep and bear arms. This even Michiganders can look up. To tie a RIGHT to a breakfast, at one of the worst restaurants in the galaxy, is ludicrous. The right is a legally just claim, inside of, or away from, any International House Of Pancakes.

The sooner the country is educated away from the ignorance of theatrical presentations abetted by a friendly liberal media, the better. I carry a gun wherever I go for the same reason I keep a spare tire in the trunk. But spare tires aren't including in the Constitution, so when the auto industry was MANDATED to reduce vehicle weight they were forced to remove fullsize spares in favor of those ridiculous doughnuts. 

The point being, whenever you let the government decide how you should conduct your daily affairs, the government will find a way to fuck it up. The government could then mandate metal detectors for ALL restaurants to assure that NO ONE enters carrying a weapon, thus rendering moot the talking points of our Michigander friend. So be careful when you stray from the simple fact that you're doing nothing more than exercising a right.

Only pilots and members of law enforcement are allowed to be armed when boarding a commercial aircraft. The rest of us don't matter because they removed the right and replaced it with full cavity searches. Start dreaming of excuses to bear arms and the day will come when you'll hear the snap of a glove while ordering your atrocious, only-fit-for-a-feed-hog breakfast at the International House Of Soon-To-Be-Sheared Sheep.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Obo's Teleprompter Goes Haywire So...Yes...He Was Forced To Ad Lib(eral)

The Teleprompter was out of commission, so the President was forced to ad lib a reason for ending the press conference early. And as you know, whenever you see the words “Obama” and “ad lib” in the same sentence, you’re in for some fun.
Let’s turn it over to India’s NDTV for the ensuing hilarity:
By the time 45 minutes had passed, Mr. Obama seemed eager to end the news conference and get on to his next stop: Yokohama, Japan, where he is to attend yet another conference, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. As a president with his own plane, Air Force One, Mr. Obama controls his own schedule. But he cut short his final questioner.
“I’m late for my flight,” the president explained.
“I’m late for my flight.” That’s the best he could come up with? The most powerful man in the world, the man who has the world’s most famous airplane at his beck and call, is afraid he’ll be late for his flight?"

Had absolutely nothing to do with being late for any flight, as insiders are leaking the story that Michelle..."Not proud of no America, not me no-how no-way, sucka!"...Obama was having problems checking her dozens of tried and true Delhi Dildo's through customs, and had to swap them for Seoul Stingers in order to appease South Korean security.

Messenger Exclusive: This Just In...Official Theme Song For TSA Union

I don't want anybody else
When I think about you I touch yourself
I close my eyes and see you before me
Think I would die if you would ignore me

A fool could see just how much I adore you
I get down on my knees I do anything for you

I don't want anybody else
When I think about you I touch yourself


In the 1970s, liberal ideas on crime swept the country. Gun owners were treated like criminals while actual criminals were coddled and released. If only we treated criminals with dignity and respect and showed them the system was fair, liberals told us, criminals would reward us with good behavior.

As is now well known, crime exploded in the '70s. It took decades of conservative law-and-order policies to get crime back to near-1950s levels.

It's similarly pointless to treat all Americans as if they're potential terrorists while trying to find and confiscate anything that could be used as a weapon. We can't search all passengers for explosives because Muslims stick explosives up their anuses. (Talk about jobs Americans just won't do.)

You have to search for the terrorists.

Fortunately, that's the one advantage we have in this war. In a lucky stroke, all the terrorists are swarthy, foreign-born, Muslim males. (Think: "Guys Madonna would date.")

This would give us a major leg up -- if only the country weren't insane.

Is there any question that we'd be looking for Swedes if the 9/11 terrorists, the shoe bomber, the diaper bomber and the printer cartridge bomber had all been Swedish? If the Irish Republican Army were bombing our planes, wouldn't we be looking for people with Irish surnames and an Irish appearance?

Only because the terrorists are Muslims do we pretend not to notice who keeps trying to blow up our planes.

It would be harder to find Swedes or Irish boarding commercial airliners in the U.S. than Muslims. Swarthy foreigners stand out like a sore thumb in an airport. The American domestic flying population is remarkably homogenous. An airport is not a Sears department store.

Only about a third of all Americans flew even once in the last year, and only 7 percent took more than four round trips. The majority of airline passengers are middle-aged, middle-class, white businessmen with about a million frequent flier miles. I'd wager that more than 90 percent of domestic air travelers were born in the U.S.

If the government did nothing more than have a five-minute conversation with the one passenger per flight born outside the U.S., you'd need 90 percent fewer Transportation Security Administration agents and airlines would be far safer than they are now.

Instead, Napolitano just keeps ordering more invasive searches of all passengers, without exception -- except members of Congress and government officials, who get VIP treatment, so they never know what she's doing to the rest of us.

Two weeks ago, Napolitano ordered TSA agents to start groping women's breasts and all passengers' genitalia -- children, nuns and rape victims, everyone except government officials and members of Congress. (Which is weird because Dennis Kucinich would like it.)

"Please have your genitalia out and ready to be fondled when you approach the security checkpoint."

This is the punishment for refusing the nude body scan for passengers who don't want to appear nude on live video or are worried about the skin cancer risk of the machines -- risks acknowledged by the very Johns Hopkins study touted by the government.

It is becoming increasingly obvious that we need to keep the government as far away from airport security as possible, and not only because Janet Napolitano did her graduate work in North Korea."

Nappy takes the heat but if anyone believes that that ugly automaton makes such decisions herself then let me be the first to tell you about this bridge I'm trying to get rid of on the cheap.

The Obama administration is scared witless that something really big is going to occur on their watch. They couldn't care less about you and me just what it's mean to THEM. One of the really really important rules all liberals must follow is to pass the buck while covering their own ass, and if that means they have to stick a dirty paw or two up yours, then so be it.

Please be so kind as to click upon the headline link for all of Ann's impressive essay.

Open Carry Demonstrations Have The Fudds...Well...All Fudded Up

Open Carry demonstrations continue to draw criticism, both from people who abhor firearms and people who don’t want people to abhor firearms. This time ’round the debate’s in the great state of Indiana. “Discussions online [at indianashooter.com] indicate some gun owners plan to openly carry rifles and handguns around Monument Circle on the day after Thanksgiving,” theindychannel.com reports. “According to a flier that will be handed out by participants, the purpose of the walk is to, ‘educate our fellow Hoosiers about our rights to lawfully keep and bear arms.’” The “Black Friday” event fits the usual non-strident, loosely organized template for open carry demos. But it’s still got some (ostensibly?) pro-gun folks twitchy . . .
City-County Councilor Ed Coleman said he is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights but has concerns about the walk.
“I urge this group to reconsider their actions,” he said via e-mail. “I don’t think it will have the desired effect that they are looking for.”
Mike Hilton, of Pop Guns, called the plan asinine.
“It’s kind of cowboy action. It’s little children playing,” he said. “The general population are intimidated by firearms, so why cause a problem?”
And why are the general population so uniformed, so stupid, so childlike, so mentally challenged as to be fearful of an inanimate object, Mikey-Boy?

Don't tax that widdle bwain of yours. I'll tell ya. It's because incompetent moronic dolts such as yourself ORDER THEM TO BE by such inane statements. Hells bells but if a gun nut...someone who even sells those stupid Concealed-Carry badges...says guns are scary then they must be. Wait. If people can open-carry then there's no need to buy your badges. Whew. Glad we figured all that out.

A quick look around the universe tells even so undereducated a person as yourself, Mikey-Boy, that Liberty is an aberration. Look back in history as far as you want, hell, look ahead and you'll find that the majority, the vast majority of folks are quite happy to be vassals rather than men. First the printing press, then newspapers, then the Industrial Revolution, then modern means of communication were supposed to cure all that, but a funny thing happened on the way to the Freedom. 

Tyrants and their lackeys used these wonderful things to frighten rather than liberate the huddled masses, and it sure looks like you've joined THAT club, Mikey-Boy.

Be someone's slave, Mikey. Your call. But never, ever cast aspersions on those who choose not to Fudd their way through life.


Cops bust seven men playing chess in upper Manhattan park
Drop that bishop and come out with your hands up!
A squad of cops in bulletproof vests swooped into an upper Manhattan park and charged seven men with the "crime" of playing chess in an area off-limits to adults unaccompanied by kids -- even though no youngsters were there.
"Is chess really something that should be considered a threat to the neighborhood?" Inwood resident and mom Joanne Johnson wrote Mayor Bloomberg, the City Council and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly after the raid.
"This incident is an embarrassment to the officers from the 34th Precinct who felt that it was necessary to use their badge and authority to issue such a random summons."

Margaret Blachly, a teacher who took her students to the park yesterday, said, "There are often a lot of rules in this park that get broken, and no summonses are issued.

"If the tables are there to play chess, that's what they should be allowed to do."
But Parks Department First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh said the rule is "designed to protect children using our playgrounds and to deter inappropriate adult use of space designated specifically for children."

All of these nuisance laws are what police and their friends and their families lobby for. More stupid laws, more stupid people necessary to enforce them. And why cops usually do anything they're told to do because where else can you get work that entails harassing old men playing chess?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday Talkin' Turkey Toon

Keeping Time, Time, Time, In A Sort Of Runic Rhyme...

Disposable watches that won't break anyone's bank

Here at Fort Fits its but a skip and a scoot away from parts unknown, and when venturing into the wild and woolies it isn't all that cool to wear one's $5K Rolex.

Armitrons 408154BTI, Quartz, lower-level entry that is simply the most accurate watch I've ever owned. $30 or even lower depending upon how Amazon is feeling, and anything over $25 and the shipping is on them. Gains 1 second a week. That's ONE SECOND. 39 mm in case diameter.The usual bells and whistles I never use; stop-watch, timer, countdown timer, alarm, yadda yadda. Polyurethane band.

Wal-Mart no-name toss-away Quartz, because it goes for $15 but never stops going ever. Accurate to 3 seconds a week. 39 mm in case diameter. Time and date is all ya get but why ya'd need much more is beyond my ken. Steel ionic black plating to the molecular level bracelet.

Chinaman auto-winder named "Winner". The likes of which can be found at any auction or even eBay if you don't mind dealing with the devil. Around $12.  The least accurate of all the watches I've owned over the past year, but retro and cheap and 7 seconds a day isn't going to kill you. 43 mm in case diameter. Time and date and other things that don't make much sense but it's a Chinaman deal so who knows. Genuine leather strap band.

You'll notice that none of the above are clown-sized, but I'm sure you can find 60 mm female-repellent watches that also sub as a fun for all water pistol/mustache trimmer, if you look really hard. But I've gone through a dozen or more watches this year alone and the above were the cream of the crop with regards to price, accuracy, and durability.

Fashion statement wristwatches are exactly that. And quite individual in taste. Or lack thereof. So that's why you won't see me preening my new Invicta SubmarineScreenDoor Replica Davy Jones Should Die Of Envy, special.

Oh and I apologize for the crappy pictures.  I think the batteries are going in the camera. Where they go beats the hell out of me, but I'm STILL waiting for the $.05 battery that lasts a year like they told us was coming SOON back in the late '50's.

Knife Grinds (That I'll Make Into A Sticky)


1. Hollow ground—A common grind where a convex hollow is removed from both sides of the edge. It produces a very sharp edge but being so thin the edge is more prone to rolling or damage than other grinds. It is unsuited to heavy chopping or cutting hard materials. Straight razors are hollow ground. This grind is used extensively in mass produced knives.
2. Flat ground—The blade tapers all the way from the spine to the edge from both sides. A lot of metal is removed from the blade and is thus more difficult to grind, one factor that limits its commercial use. It sacrifices edge durability in favor of more sharpness. The Finnish puukko is an example of a flat ground knife, as are most forged-blade kitchen knives. A true, flat ground knife having only a single bevel is somewhat of a rarity.
3. Sabre ground—Similar to a flat ground blade except that the bevel starts at about the middle of the blade, not the spine. It produces a more lasting edge at the expense of some cutting ability.
4. Chisel ground—As on a chisel only one side is ground (often at an edge angle of about 20 – 30°) whilst the other remains flat all the way to the spine. As many Japanese culinary knives tend to be chisel ground they are often sharper than a typical double beveled Western culinary knife. (A chisel grind has only a single edge angle. If a double bevel has the same edge angle as a chisel grind, it still has two edges and thus has twice the included angle.) Knives which are chisel ground come in left and right handed varieties, depending upon which side is ground.
5. Double bevel or compound bevel—A back bevel, similar to a sabre or flat grind, is put on the blade behind the edge bevel (the bevel which is the foremost cutting surface). This back bevel keeps the section of blade behind the edge thinner which improves cutting ability. Being less acute at the edge than a single bevel, sharpness is sacrificed for resilience: such a grind is much less prone to chipping or rolling than a single bevel blade. In practice, double bevels are common in a variety of edge angles and back bevel angles.
6. Convex ground—Rather than tapering with straight lines to the edge, the taper is curved, though in the opposite manner to a hollow grind. Such a shape keeps a lot of metal behind the edge making for a stronger edge while still allowing a good degree of sharpness. This grind can be used on axes and is sometimes called an axe grind. As the angle of the taper is constantly changing this type of grind requires some degree of skill to reproduce on a flat stone. Convex blades usually need to be made from thicker stock than other blades.

It is possible to combine grinds or produce other variations. For example, some blades may be flat ground for much of the blade but be convex ground towards the edge. Or not. Sometimes. Couldn't hurt but say la vee.

NOTE TO FROST CUTLERY: Here's How A REAL Knife Company Conducts Business

Regardless of which Kershaw Knife you choose, you are selecting among the best designs and value from the best knife company in the market today.

Note: As a company policy, The Kershaw Store does not ship to New York State.

And why, pray tell, does Kershaw NOT ship to NY State?
Because NYC is a scumhole that prosecutes ANYONE not wearing a badge who has the balls to think he can carry a knife. ANY knife. Kershaw takes a hit in sales to make a point. So take notes, James A. Shitforbrains Frost. Who poses as Mr. Patriot when in fact he's a lowlife dog fucker that uses the American Flag into tricking people to buy Chinese slag, disguised...poorly...as decent cutlery.

Whew. That felt good. And oh yeah, listen, if you search around you can find better prices. But clicking on the headline link will bring you to a place that cares about what America USED to mean.

This Just In: Hell Reports An Early Frost...AND...

A Brit royal finally gets to marry a good looking girl.

Took them... what time is it now...a thousand years...give or take but Harry has a babe.

All the best. The kids will be ugly but that's how Brit kids are supposed to look.

And spineless little twits. Proposed to the woman with his dead mother's engagement ring. Sheesh. That union sure worked out well, eh? And just imagine never getting to own anything. When Charlie popped the question it was with the stipulation of course that the very expensive ring would not really belong to Diana. Crown jewels and all that poppycock pip pip.

Hope this chick at least knows that much.