Saturday, January 15, 2011

Interesting...

(Via Timebomb2000)

Warning, you might want to get out a tinfoil hat before reading this one. :-) (On second thought, after proofreading this, you might want to go for a whole-body tinfoil suit.)

But you have to wonder why "an engineer and chief technology officer of Overwatch Systems, Ltd. {a company that} "delivers multi-source intelligence (multi-INT), geospatial analysis and custom intelligence solutions to the Department of Defense, national agencies and civilian organizations," is building what could easily be called a modern-day castle in the Ozarks.

What does he know (or think he knows) and/or what is he afraid of? And given the size of the place, how many people are going to be living there after some "event"? While the local zoning folks may have specified that “the structure can only be occupied by one family at a time," who thinks that would be enforced in some post "big terrible event" world that could or would be enforced?

One almost has to wonder if the big guys at Overwatch Systems are thinking of becoming the local feudal lords after some sort of apocalypse that they're expecting.

Pretty curious if you ask me.

My, my, my!

When the most anti-gun (and any other freedom) president in American history faces push-back from his own party on a request that would help restrict the right to gun ownership, you just have to go do a happy dance. It seems that years worth of effort are starting to pay off in a big way.

No problem with this

Women, who make up some 14 percent of the armed forces, should finally be permitted to serve fully in front-line combat units, a military advisory panel says.

The call by a commission of current and retired military officers to dismantle the last major area of discrimination in the armed services could set in motion another sea change in military culture as the armed forces, generations after racial barriers fell, grapples with the phasing out of the ban on gays serving openly.

As long as they have to pass exactly the same physical readiness tests as males, I think this is a hell of an idea. If they can perform all aspects of the mission, let 'em have at it.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

So you think hate only comes from the right?

Not hardly, and from what I see, not usually. Do you suppose there is a "hypocrite gene" that is linked to the "liberal gene"?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Silver Linings

(Via Timebomb 2000)

If there can be said to be a silver lining from Saturday's mass shooting in Arizona, it's that it drives all the elected asshats out into the open so we can readily identify them for the next unelection cycle.

And just for fun, let's have the money quote from Rep. Brady, a man who has sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States:

"Let the Supreme Court deal with Freedom of Speech."

Nice. Pennsylvania, I think you folks have some House cleaning to do.

Only you need be civil

(Via the Drudge Report)

Because my motives are pure, and therefore whatever I say must be good.


Lying leftist hypocritical SOBs. We need to call everyone of them out.

Rather than dancing in the blood

(Via the Drudge Report)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wants to sell the blood to raise funds for his reelection--because those evil right wingers "vigorously oppose me".

I hope there is a special place in the next world for those who attempt to profit like this from the pain of others.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A thought occured to me

Why is it we let the Left be the sole arbiter of what is or is not "hate speech"?

As much as I dislike the entire "hate speech" concept, since is basically smacks of thought control, those of us who disagree with them can not simply sit back and wait it out while in the meantime ceding them the ability to control the debate. In doing so, we will be committing the same mistake we made in the battles over "gun control" and "political correctness" ("hate speech"'s much despised father).

I may have already cost myself one friend who jumped on the "hate speech" bandwagon last Saturday evening. This is a guy I've known for 20 years--an independent thinker, he thinks both formal political parties rate high on the suck scale. But it took him no time to jump on Facebook and start posting that "It's all Sarah Palin's fault!" I called him on it, and we went back and forth on the subject most of the evening. The next morning, his original status and all the comments were gone, including one serious rant from a true lefty nutter that came in after I had made my final effort to get him to see reason.

Unfortunately, it may be the price of a battle that we must win and must win quickly. You may want to consider what price you're willing to pay. Because even if it means losing some friends or worse, it'll be cheaper than losing this fight.

Monday, January 10, 2011

And to put all of the political hoo-haa in it's appropriate place

We must note the passing of a true giant of a man, Major Richard Winters, Major, US Army (Retired). A real American Hero in every possible sense of the word (read any of the books written about him or his unit), he died last week, having been afflicted with Parkinson's Disease for some years.

It seems that in keeping with the demeanor he demonstrated his entire life, he asked that news of his death not be released until after his funeral.

We are truly less for his passing, but far better for his life and his works. An amazing man and an amazing journey. Rest well, sir.

I guess the reading of the Constitution helped about as much as I expected it to

(Via the Drudge Report)

In other words, it didn't help a bit.

Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.

...

"The president is a federal official," Brady told CNN in a telephone interview. "You can't do it to him; you should not be able to do it to a congressman, senator or federal judge."


Yeah, and it's BS when applied to the president as well. "...perceived as threatening..."? As wussy as some of our darling elected law makers are, I'm sure some of them would perceive this post as threatening. If something as stupid as this law gets passed, the reason we are going to notice our butts hurt is because our feet just slid out from under us on that slippery slope.

It's a dangerous world out there, folks. And when you put yourself out in front and you make decisions, no matter what the decision or what direction the decision goes, there are always going to be some people who will not be your fanbois. Occasionally, this fact will rise up and cause great trouble, as the events of Saturday show.

If you can't handle this reality, then you need to stay on the porch.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Left Wing Spew

In the wake of the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, there has been a virtual torrent of hatred and spin spewing into the Intertubz courtesy of those on the Left. "It's the Tea Baggers/Sarah Glenn Limbaugh/Right Wing Haterz/other conservative villain of their choice who shot Gabrielle Giffords! Hang 'em!" Hell, even the local sheriff had to spew forth his (IMHO ill-informed) version of the current screeching points.

However, there are those who are pointing out that the left is guilty of everything they are accusing us of, plus a couple of extras (and, as one link noted, trying to shove the evidence down the memory hole).

I am way past sick and tired of this sort of nonsense, which tends to come more from them than from us. The continual whining about hate speech polarizing the country and how horrible it is and how it's going to cause a breakdown of society is getting old, especially when they are the primary culprits.

What a huge group of deliberate hypocrites. If they're really concerned, then they should STFU. That will reduce the problem at least 90%.