Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'll take several

(Via Timebomb 2000)

Anti-mosquito lasers, possibly as low as $50 each in quantity.

Video of mosquitoes being smoked is here.

Fee-ation without representation

Well, I can't call it taxation, because it isnt' a tax, exactly.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Friday cleared the way for football at UNC Charlotte.

The board approved a systemwide package of tuition and fees that included a new athletic fee to help fund a 49ers football program.

I don't have a problem with football at UNCC. But if I were a parent of a kid at another one of the UNC System schools, I'd be pretty PO'd that I was paying for an athletic program at a school my kid didn't attend--and that I had no say-so about it and no way to opt out; other than removing my kid from the entire system (which, by the way, all NC citizens help finance through their taxes).

I am so glad I have been able to send Daughter to a private school. It has its own issues to be sure, but at least they aren't bullshit ones like this.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Curiouser and curiouser

(Via Ye Old Furt)

The gunshow imbroglio in Austin takes an interesting turn.

Could it be that APD and maybe ATF lied? Perish the thought!

Ba-da bump bump bump

Another one bites the dust.

"...'life is taking a new direction..." my Aunt Fanny. I'm hoping that he's seen the handwriting on the wall and is "gettin' while the gettin's good".

Now if we can persuade 434 more that their lives need to take a new direction, our problem will be 25% solved.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Oh the humanity!

Saving the planet isn't as simple as it sounds, I guess.

Toyota says it is recalling about 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems — the latest in a string of embarrassing safety lapses at the world's largest automaker.


Was is just me, or did Toyota President Toyoda look a little green--around the gills? I heard on the way home that these recalls will cost the company in excess of $2 billion. I know I'd be a little sick if that happened on my watch.

Well duh!

There is a billboard along I-35 near Wyoming, Minn., with a huge photo of former president George W. Bush and this question: "Miss Me Yet?"

Now, the push is on to find out who paid to have it put up.

Well isn't it obvious? It's Bush's fault!

Damn, I crack myself up. :-)

Monday, February 08, 2010

King, NC is the asshat captial of NC

(Via Michael Bane)

OMG, it's Snowmageddon and the smarter and wiser Town Fathers of King, NC have decided that a curfuew was in order and that no one can can buy alcohol, firearms or ammunition. If you have had the foresight to go ahead and stock up on all three, you are not allowed to have them off your premises.

Morons, I'll see your state of emergency and raise you a state preemption clause (contained in NCGS 14­415.12), in which you are not allowed to make any laws that restrict licensed concealed carry.

Were you idiots transplanted from up North, or Louisiana or somewhere?

(Edit 1939: Uncle points out that our asshat legislators have put yet another kind in our Byzantine NC forearms laws. Can I get one legislator worth his salt who will put in a reform bill? Just one? Any one? Bueller? Bueller? Yeah, that's about what I expected....)

The Obama record?

(Via the Drudge Report)

Still perfect--he picked the Colts to win the Superbowl.

I hope he never tells people to patronize The Employer Who Shall Not Be Named--we'd be out of business in 24 hours flat.