Thursday, November 08, 2007

Credit where credit is due

I'll give the leftists one thing--they can stick to their playbook like no group I've ever seen.

Democrats controlling the House of Representatives will try again to bring American combat in Iraq to an end when it debates legislation this week tying new war funds to troop withdrawals, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

Of course, isn't there a quote about insanity being defined as doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome? Oh well, look at it this way--if they're on this topic, at least they aren't trying to raise our taxes.

Global warming is a scam?

(Via the Drudge Report)

I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you. This may actually rise to the level of incensed!

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.

Boys and girls, that's a part of a paper written by John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel, and published on ICECAP, the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project.

Mean old John Coleman. I bet Al Gore's crying all over his carbon credits.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Spew Alert

(Stolen without conscience from the Heartless Libertarian)

And I'm nice enough to warn you.

NC voters exhibit good sense

In the 16 counties where a propsed real estate transfer tax, meant to fund things like schools and roads made necessary by unrestrained growth, was put on the ballot, it was defeated by a margin of 3-to-1 or better.

It seems to me that people are getting tired that the burden for expanded services to meet an ever-growing population falls on everyone in sight, rather than on those who are "the growth". Or maybe they're simply tired of unrestrained growth and the seemingly bottomless pit of services we provide for illegal aliens. Or perhaps they remembered that we were sold on the idea of a lottery in order to fund educational needs, including new schools. Or possibly they've decided that their taxes are high enough. Who knows.

Now if people would just stop electing Democrats to positions of power, we wouldn't have to worry about defeating new taxes every time we turn around.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A rifleman's prayer

Kim du Toit is on a roll lately--that's why you're seeing a lot of links to his posts. Today the one of interest is on anti-Semitism. The post is good, the post it references is good, and the comments are equally good. I've never understood this particular kind of hate, but based on what I see and hear, it's starting up again. Kim is seing the same thing, and he's pretty well pissed. A lot of his readers are as well, judging from those comments.

Now, like the man said, I told you that so I can tell you this. In one of the comments, there was a prayer. Another commenter identified it as The Rifleman's Prayer, by John Muir. I've tried to confirm that, but can't. But no matter who penned the words, it's worth spreading far and wide. One day soon, if things don't change, we may find ourselves needing them.

Oh Lord, I would live my life in freedom, peace and happiness, enjoying the simple pleasures of hearth and home. I would die an old, old man in my own bed, preferably of sexual overexertion.

But if that is not to be, Lord, if monsters such as this should find their way to my little corner of the world on my watch, then help me to sweep those bastards from the ramparts, because doing that is good, and right, and just.

And if in this I should fall, let me be found atop a pile of brass, behind the wall I made of their corpses.

OK, it's an oldie

(Via Timebomb 2000)

But it's still a goodie. Enjoy it again.

An interesting blog

Here's an interesting blog I just tripped over--Paper Economy. It bills itself as a "real estate bubble blog", and the content is quite interesting. If your following our economy as it subsides, you need to check this out.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Closer than I'd care for

This one can be filed under a lot of things--Thank You Lord, why I carry concealed, why North Carolina's concealed carry laws are stupid, Bad Guys don't obey laws, why situational awareness is important, and probably some others that don't occur to me right now.

1 Killed In Shooting At Mocksville Steakhouse

Myself, Mrs. Freeholder, Daughter and Son ate supper there about 5 hours earlier. Mr. Jones' name doesn't ring a bell, but it wouldn't surprise me if a picture does. In any case, my sympathies go out to his family.

The Thank You Lord part ought to be obvious enough.

Situations like this are why I got my concealed carry permit--you never know when you may find yourself in a bad situation. North Carolina's concealed carry laws are stupid because this particular restaurant serves alcohol, which means I can't legally carry there--even if I refrain from drinking. This was a concession made to the anti-freedom forces to get the concealed carry legislation through that august yet foolish body, the NC Legislature.

Bad Guys don't obey laws--well there's a news flash for you, Sparky. Is anyone surprised about that?

Situational awareness should be obvious as well. Always remember, the best place to be in a gunfight is...elsewhere. You only get in a gunfight if there is no other viable alternative. Keep yourself aware of your surroundings, and you might have enough advance warning to be elsewhere before the fight breaks out. Even if you can't, those seconds might just save your life.

Even from 5 hours away, this was much too close for comfort.


(Via Kim du Toit)

The Verve is together and on tour. I wonder if we dare hope for an album?

Oh, and guys...let's be careful who we sample, OK?