Saturday, February 09, 2013

And the hits just keep on coming

In Budget Rescission Land, we don't look for excess or extraneous government agencies that we can do without and shut them down.  We shut down all the useful stuff first, in the hopes that the sheep will say "Plea-a-a-ase ra-a-a-ise our ta-a-a-axes!"  Of course, this is nothing new or innovative, governments have been pulling this trick as long as I can remember.

Guess I'm going to double check the meat stock and hit the grocery store tomorrow, just in case.

Apologies for sending you to the Huffington Post, but they had the story.

Just damn

Ed Rasimus, the proprietor at Thunder Tales, died Friday, February 1. He'd been fighting the good fight with cancer.  His last post is vintage Rasimus; and like many who had read of his battle, I'd been watching, hoping for another.

I didn't know Ed--never had the opportunity do do more than trade comments on the blogs.  But people whose opinion I think highly of did know him, had a high opinion of him and speak well of him.

Farewell, good sir.  We were enriched that you lived and lessened by your passage.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Registration Leads to Confiscation

(Via SurvivalBlog)

Always.  Vote with your feet, people--leave while you still can.

Got to love the game

(Via the Drudge Report)

Remember a few years ago, when states, counties and municipalities where in budget trouble?  Remember what they did?  Rather than cutting the fat, they cut popular programs--libraries, cops, pot hole repair--all in a cynical bid to get the taxpayers to cough it up so they didn't have to do without.

The Pentagon can play that game big time.

I'm all for a strong national defense, but this is bullshit.  Cutting military pay?  Delaying maintenance?  How about getting rid of some generals and admirals?  How about bringing back the troops still in Europe and let Europe do it's own defending for a change?

Or maybe the hippies were right, and they should try a bake sale.

What a statist prick

(Via the Drudge Report)

The King Governor of Massachusetts has decided his subjects the citizens can't be trusted to use their good sense about traveling in a snow storm.

The good people of Massachusetts, as opposed to the good citizens of that state, need to start voting with their feet.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Short, sweet and to the point

All the things a message to politicians who want to steel your rights should be. Well said, sir.

(Apologies, embedded video is fixed now. Stupid Intertubz.)

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Wounded Warrior Project steps in it again

This time, they turned back a request from a church to raise money for them.  They also were somewhat less tone deaf than their last kerfuffle, and backed down fast.  They really need to watch those anonymous staff members a bit more carefully.

Oh and Liberty Baptist Church?  You might want to consider Soldiers' Angels.

You lie!

Of course, pointing it out is getting tiresome.

President Obama on Monday tried to undercut National Rifle Association leaders and appeal directly to their membership, claiming gun owners support the "common-sense" gun control measures he's proposed -- and urging those supporters to "keep the pressure" on Congress. 

Oddly enough, on the way home from a long day at work, I was listening to this Sunday's Guntalk podcast.  Tom Gresham noted the above lie that has been coming from His Awesomness's lips for the last few days, and noted that NRA internal polling puts member approval of their policies and actions so far at 96%.  While all gun owners may not agree, I have yet to hear anyone at a gun shop or a gun show in the last 30 days say anything along the lines of "Gee Irv, maybe putting limits on how many rounds we can have in a magazine is a good thing." or "Hey, I want to register my guns with the ATF!"  Instead, I have heard people say that our government has now reached that line in the sand that they'd better think thrice before crossing.

Don't buy the lies, and don't let President I Luvs Me Some Skeets try to split off one group from the rest.  We all hang together, or we will all hang separately.  The choice is ours.