Saturday, January 22, 2011

So much for the Tea Party?

Well, since the Obama-noids have been thoroughly disappointed in "Hope-N-Change", maybe it's time for another group to begin the cycle.

A tea party candidate who is now among North Carolina's newest members of Congress said Friday that she may vote to raise the nation's debt so long as lawmakers can begin making at least some substantial budget cuts.

Republican Rep. Renee Ellmers said in an interview that she doesn't want to raise the debt ceiling. But she acknowledged that Congress might need to approve the increase in how much the government can borrow to ensure seniors and others don't lose the benefits they need.

You know sweetheart, those are some of the programs that need pruned the most. You come up for election in 2012; I hope the folks that voted for you make sure you get the message that you shouldn't settle into your new office too far.

And in the country formerly known as Great Britain

Common sense has apparently been outlawed, along with guns, knives, fox hunting, unclean thoughts and decent health care.

Do what?

The AK-47 isn't my favorite gun (mostly because the ergonomics are awkward for me), but this sounds like one of the nuttiest things to come out of Russia since it was the Soviet Union.

Russia's Defense Minister, Anatoly Serdyukov, set off a firestorm of debate in Russia after saying that his military's pride and joy, the Kalashnikov and Dragunov SVDs sniper rifles, are "morally outdated" and that he's considering a plan to buy foreign-made small arms.

Dude, what are you thinking? Unless the overall vision of the Russian army is going to change, this has to be a mistake. Update it instead.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I am TJIC

Having been out of the loop for a while, I missed this story, except for noting that "some blogger had gotten The Authoritias' panties in a wad". I didn't know it was TJIC until I was it on Claire Wolfe's blog.

Ladies and Gentlemen, blogger or not, gunnie or not, we are all TJIC. If you're a blogger, please get the graphic today and show some support.

The left's latest scheme

If they can't win elections and they can't get the Supreme Court to go their way, they'll complain to the Justice Department.

Please donate to the Fund to Cure Leftists. We really need a cure. :-)

Sell, sell, sell!

(Via the Drudge Report)

Sell you municipal bonds now. If you're a state of local government employee, start looking for a new job. If you're dependent of a state or local retirement system for retirement income, God help you. I say these things because the Federal Government is going to do for the states what they did for GM. It's just a matter of time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Seen on the Intertubz

(Found on Timebomb 2000)

"This February, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address are scheduled on the same day. It's an ironic juxtaposition of events: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of limited intelligence for prognostication, while the other involves a groundhog."

Posting this means that I'm a Haterz too. Darn.

Reaching for every dollar

Don't even allow your employees to set foot in South Carolina if you plan on making a buck selling something there, lest you be liable for state taxes.

Got old bottles of liquid sitting around your house?

Be careful, because they must be nitroglycerin.

And the money quote from the F Troopie In Charge of Spinning the Narrative:

ATF’s Gabe Mamock said the agency couldn’t confirm whether or not the liquid was actually ‘nitro’. “We can’t confirm that,” Mamock said when asked about the identity of the liquid directly. “But, at this time we feel comfortable in saying that I can’t confirm it.”

*pf-f-f-ttt!* Gabe, you owe me a new keyboard.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Goodbye, Dad

Another member of the Greatest Generation has passed from this world. My Dad, who was a member of Co. B, 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division, died last night. I found him in his home. His passing was apparently quick and without pain.

I will count my life a roaring success if I'm half the man he was.