Friday, December 11, 2009

Celebrating a meaningless milestone

For the first time in the history of this blog, I have had over 100 visitors per day for 7 days in a row.

Well just "Yay me!" :-)

A mother avenged

(Via one of my Intertubz Spies)

The Navy SEALs accused of giving a terrorist a fat lip get some love
.

Now if the Navy brass would just get a clue.

Hm-m-m

What do you call a DWI checkpoint that nets 63 charges, but only 3 of them are DWI? I like the concept of getting the drunks off the road, but this seems to be stretching a bit too far into "fishing expedition" verging on revenue enhancement.

Feel free to discuss in the comments.

(Edit 12/12/2009, 1822: Another checkpoint, 45 citations, 14 for DWI. At least their precentage is getting better.)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Glory be!

(Via Of Arms and the Law)

A front-desk staffer told authorities that she'd received a complaint from a hotel guest who said the door to that room had been propped open on the night of Nov. 30 and that she noticed several "young men" entering and exiting. The guest also complained of hearing "sex noises" coming from the room, the arrest report said.

What makes this fun is that the guy is an "director of industry operations" at the ATF Houston office.

OK, so he's a "liberal studies major"

Which means he'll soon be asking me if I want fries with that. You still have to admire the kid's intestinal fortitude. Living in a van--not even a camper style van with some creature comforts--to get through school with no debt? Once he gets his head screwed on straight, he may have a future.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

I don't want to say this...

But if this story is half accurate, bring the troops home right now, because we're going to lose too many of them in the name of political correctness. Yeah, I understand about not pissing off the locals. I understand that General McChrystal has a plan, and that the plan may well work in the long term. But that plan is being driven in the main by politics--collateral damage is bad press, and bad press ticks off the Community Organizer in Chief. While we wait to see if the plan works or not, our guys are paying the price in blood.

No more Vietnams. The military goes in, kicks ass and takes names. That's their job, and they're damn good at it. You want to build a country, send some community organizers.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Heh

Col. Barfoot gets to keep his flag.

Don't mess with the old guys.

Happiness...

Is a nicely organized gun safe (click for bigness).

For those who are curious, the guns are held in the vertical position by these. I have no connection with the company other than being a well satisfied customer. I just wish they made those neat gun hangers for .22s.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Of course, if our side did this to them...

We'd be haters and under investigation by no less than 6 Congressional committees.

Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue is a wanted man -- at least according to the liberal activist group that's put a de facto bounty on his head.

A network of liberal groups known as Velvet Revolution started an ad campaign offering $200,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man whose trade organization has become a thorn in the side of the Obama administration and congressional Democrats.

I'm beginning to think there is only one endpoint for our current predicament.

Graphical unemployment

(Via the Confederate Sharpshooter)

The progression of the depression from an unemployment point of view. Note how the areas least effected are the ones that are termed "fly over" country by the coastal elites. Also note how those places are mostly agricultural (exception for the great western desert noted). They may be out of work, but it strikes me that they won't starve (assuming a willingness to work).

Let me know how raising food in the middle of your asphalt jungles works out for you, Change-oids.

Sleep through history class, Harry?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took his GOP-blasting rhetoric to a new level Monday, comparing Republicans who oppose health care reform to lawmakers who clung to the institution of slavery more than a century ago.

Odd--it seems that I remember Lincoln being a...Republican, wasn't it?

It's the last chance to save the planet

So we'd better party like it!

Most delegates to the climate change conference haven't exactly been hoofing their way to Denmark's capital, swarming the city's airport with 140 private jets, 1,200 hired limousines and a carbon footprint the size of a small country.

And if the party at the conference gets slow, there are always alternatives.

Pearl Harbor mystery--solved?

(Via FoxNews)

The remains of a Japanese mini-submarine that participated in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been discovered, researchers are to report today, offering strong evidence that the sub fired its torpedoes at Battleship Row.

Even after 68 years, the Sunday morning attack on Pearl Harbor is still making history.