Saturday, October 31, 2009
I am currently closely examining the container to make sure it isn't a product of Mike Rowe Enterprises, Inc.
Daughter is baking these up tonight. If I'm not here tomorrow, send help.
The house was first held up Monday night. NewsChannel 36 spoke exclusively with the Deadmon family after the first home invasion. They told us how the robbers forced them to open the safe at gunpoint. They reported the robbery to police, and they believe that's why the suspects returned.
The family had placed several shotguns around the house because of Monday's crime.
"No one needs to carry a gun at home. What are you--paranoid or something?"
Not yet, but I'm getting there.
When police arrived at the home, they found one man shot in the garage. He was wearing black clothing, a black mask and a bulletproof vest.
Ya got that last part, right? All of us had better let that one sink in deeply. These aren't unsubstantiated rumors floating about the Intertubz any longer. Yes, the bad guys are wearing body armor. They are armed, armored and deadly serious.
We, the armed citizenry, need to become deadly serious as well. Time to start practicing those "failure to stop" drills, or as G. Gordon Liddy once said in another context, "Head shots! Head shots!" Don't have your concealed carry permit? Get it. Don't practice? Start.
There are monsters out there, and not just on Halloween.
Friday, October 30, 2009
I am not unemployable. I have a master’s of fine arts and spent two years in the Peace Corps. (BugMeNot is your friend.)
Jennifer Williams apparently thinks that this fine resume, plus "I worked my way through college as a baby sitter, sandwich-maker, camp craft director and nursing-home aide" should be enough to guarantee her a nice condo with a view of Central Park.
I'm reminded of the scene in "The Secret of My Success" when Michael J. Fox's character is interviewing for a job and is told he lacks experience, as he has only a college degree in business and no actual work experience. "But why did I go to college?" he asks the interviewer plaintively. "Had fun, didn't you?"
Jennifer, I hope you had fun doing the MFA and Peace Corps thing. You might want to consider falling back on the "nursing home aide" experience, though, as the market for those with "theory and personal vision" is a bit...gone...these days. Remember, there's always a lot of demand for those who will do a dirty but necessary job.
After all the ifs, ands, buts and screw yous are counted.
The House health care bill unveiled Thursday clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. With an estimated 10-year cost of $894 billion, that comes out to about $2.24 million per word.
I like this part the best:
And for those who cry “read the bill,” beware. There are plenty of paragraphs like this one:
“(a) Outpatient Hospitals – (1) In General – Section 1833(t)(3)(C)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395(t)(3)(C)(iv)) is amended – (A) in the first sentence – (i) by inserting “(which is subject to the productivity adjustment described in subclause (II) of such section)” after “1886(b)(3)(B)(iii); and (ii) by inserting “(but not below 0)” after “reduced”; and (B) in the second sentence, by inserting “and which is subject, beginning with 2010 to the productivity adjustment described in section 1886(b)(3)(B)(iii)(II)”.I don't know what to think about a system that puts out gibberish like that and calls it "law". Perhaps we really do need to let the rotten edifice that the USA is rapidly becoming collapse. Maybe then we could pick up the good parts, sweep up (and out) the trash and have a fresh start.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As I expect the tools at PayPal (expect no linky love, jerks) to sue over the name, I think we all need to look into signing up and doing as many payments as possible through the service in order to let them build up a war chest of funds.
Another interesting case involves South Korean blogger Minerva, who was outted as being one Park Dae-Sung. Park had the multiple misfortunes of being quite knowledgeable in a field in which he had no formal education, blogging his thoughts, being right, and scaring the crap out of his government, with the last being his downfall.
This one is worth reading for a number of other reasons, including Park's uncanny ability of reading our current economic crisis. No formal education, but self-read in many classical economics theories, a diligent researcher and his predictions were usually right, right, right.
The kind of thing that would get anyone in trouble these days.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Now let's see...the t-shirt:
and the uniform:
Now let's see, blue and white color scheme on both, blue stripe down the center of the helmet and the shirt, reference to the approximate stadium capacity, Nike logo. Yep, all there.
Those who insist on being offended by the t-shirt design...not so much.
Caleb of Gun Nuts Media was the victim of an attempted mugging. Go read how he turned the tables on the mugger. One assumes the anti-freedom crowd will tell us that this never happened, since they don't believe in the defensive use of firearms.
Always remember, the little gun in your pocket beats the big gun you left at home because you were tired of dragging it around. Say hello to my little friend, the Kel-Tec PF-9. Fits in a pocket; 7+1 rounds of Hydrashok goodness when you need it.
How dare they make a 2% profit! Evil money-grubbing capitalists, making money off of the people's suffering. There oughtta be a law!
And if Obama, Reid and Pelosi have their way, there will be. Fact be damned and reality go to hell, we must have health care reform now. Who cares if we have no health care tomorrow?
The Fifth Annual Project Valour-IT fund drive is off and running. You can make a contribution kinda-sort in the name of the US Army here, or go here to pick you favorite service. Remember that Soldiers' Angels, who runs the show, doesn't play favorites among the services--the team thing is just in the nature of good-spirited inter-service competition. Project Valour-IT provides adaptive laptop computers to those who need them, regardless of their branch.
I see not only the hacker tradition of interesting and unusual thought processes at work here, but the application of something that many conservatives hate, yet libertarians seem to innately understand--that Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" works in all directions.
Get out there and ridicule the Narcissist In Chief today!