Monthly Archives: August 2010

.gov Overreach Trial Balloon Shot Down (by lead 00?)

Look at how the lapdogs “report” the news, too: EPA Surrenders to NRA on Gun Control Issue

Surrenders. I guess you could say they were surrounded? If I had to guess, someone high up on the Democrat Party totem pole sparked to the idea that this might not be a really grand idea in a rough election year for every single incumbent, especially those affiliated with the party of The Won True Lightworker & Sheriff Joe. And so it was back-burnered until “the future.”

Lookie here — the non-elected scum-sucking SocialCommunStatist bastards littered throughout .gummint agencies by decades of do-gooder egghead Nannies and Mommies who know better than you are going to make a run at us again. They do not care that the Constitution provides for the right of the Citizen-Peon to own the means to shoot back…in fact, they detest it, just as much as they detest you. The only question left is which direction it will come from on the next go-round. Because they do have us surrounded…be clear on that, Citizen-Peon.

Blame Bush at your own peril

This is all over the internet, might as well share with my four or five readers:

"Bush's War" and US Deficits

What were you saying about irresponsible Republicans, again?

Really now? I always suspected this and had put a few numbers on top of another few numbers, but I never cared enough to build a spreadsheet and graph it out. I reckoned it wouldn’t matter, and surprise, it doesn’t matter at all. Listen to the rhetoric coming from the Dem incumbents.

Anyway, you can bookmark it for your pals who froth about “Republicans were just as big a part of the problem.” Yes, they are, unquestionably, but not AS BIG, by far, as a Democratic congress and the ascension of the Won True Lightworker, Barry Hussein Obama. And here’s the mathematical proof.

The graph comes from an article by Randall Hoven at American Thinker (go read it), and I got my link at the indispensable Q&O (go read that, too, everyday.)

As noted by Beck, “they don’t have to take your guns”

Really, there is absolutely nothing the un-American clowns we’ve allowed into power will stop at.

All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters:

With the fall hunting season fast approaching, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Lisa Jackson, who was responsible for banning bear hunting in New Jersey, is now considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition. If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds. The EPA must decide to accept or reject this petition by November 1, 2010, the day before the midterm elections.

EPA, CBD — nobody elected these people.

Keep your powder dry. Buy more of it, too.

From the indispensable Billy Beck…

Blogging is fairly impossible

I just got back from Houston and I must drive up to some town on the Oklahoma border tomorrow. I’m freaking exhausted. Probably more exhausted than I would be if I didn’t drink beer. At least the Rangers are holding their own.

Yet another absurd statement by a journalista

Only a couple of years ago, when he was campaigning, Obama inspired comparisons with the noble lawyer Atticus Finch.

Please drop me a line if you were ever even the least bit inclined to consider the highest-achieving Chicago Machine hack to be comparable to (fictitious) Atticus Finch in any capacity, outside of their shared choice of major.

The sad part of it is that the cow gets paid enormous moolah to type this absurdity and others. Me, I stopped after that one, because, srsly, whattf could she type that overscomes it?

So you want $14 from ME?

DVD SALE: Any season of The X-Files for $13.99.

I never quite got the whole X-Files cult, and as teevee, it wasn’t no Perry Mason. I’m not sure I want to know you if you’d spend a dinner for two on a DVD of a crap teevee show, but then, that’s what people do these days. Assemble vast collections of shiny disks in pretty boxes with which to amaze their friends.

Oh, really? That was 10 years ago? So, who are they selling these to? Ahhhh….long tail people. Or, as we call them in the trenches, suckers.

That just caught my eye. Far more egregious examples abound, I have no doubt.

More awesome beer news from Jolly Olde…

Four Friends Go Bar-Hopping For 26 Years

A team of iron-livered and golden-hearted British boozers have been on a marathon pub crawl that just took them to their 15,000th pub.

The four pals have racked up 250,000 miles and guzzled 92,000 pints over the past 26 years, drinking a beer in every county in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England, an achievement recognized by Guinness World Records, according to The Mirror .

And last week they tipped their glasses at their 15,000th pub – The Watermill – in Kidderminster in England.

“It has been really exciting. It has taken 26 years to get to here – 10,000 pubs was a big milestone and to get to 15,000 it has taken another 9 years. I am chuffed to bits,” pub crawler Peter Hill told The Shuttle newspaper in Kidderminster.

Hill and his teammates, John Drew, Karl Bradley and Peter’s dad, Joe Hill, began their pub crawl in 1984 after they grew bored drinking beers at the same old neighborhood bars, according to The Telegraph.

They started out to conquer the 250 pubs in Worcestershire and Herefordshire counties, but quickly set their sights on a grander goal.

The team has since raised thousands of pounds for charity during their tour of the country’s pubs. The team at one time boasted more than 20 drinkers, but marriages have since whittled down the squad to the final four diehards.

In my own way, I’ve tried to do this here in the Former Colonies. I’ve hoisted a lot of beers in a lot of places with a lot of people. Now, it is clear to me that I need to get organized. All I need is a charity, three friends, and a Texas road map.

This has the added advantage of reminding me that I really need to get out of my 1-mile radius rut.

Completely Incomprehensible Gov BS

Manhattan Luxury Condos Try FHA Backing in `Game Changer’

Whitney Gollinger, marketing chief for a Manhattan condo building with an outdoor movie theater and panoramic city views, is highlighting a different amenity to spur sales: the financial backing of the federal government.

The Federal Housing Administration agreed in March to insure mortgages for apartments at the 98-unit Gramercy Park development, known as Tempo. That enables buyers to make a down payment of as little as 3.5 percent in a building where apartments are listed at $820,000 to $3 million.

“It’s a government seal of approval,” said Gollinger, a director at the Developments Group of New York-based brokerage Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “We need as many sales tools as we can have these days, and it’s one more tool.”

The FHA, created in 1934 to make homeownership attainable for low- to moderate-income Americans, is now providing a lifeline to new Manhattan luxury condominiums after sales stalled. Buildings featuring pet spas, concierges and rooftop lounges are applying for agency backing to unlock bank financing for purchasers. The FHA guarantees that if a homebuyer defaults on his mortgage, the agency will pay it.

Precisely NOTHING has been learned from the last two years. Nothing. Luxury effing condos in Manhattan are now being guaranteed by the American taxpayer. I’m just GDMFSOBing speechless. I want the name of the son-of-a-bitch that greenlighted this horsesh*t at the FHA.

Via Zerohedge.

Quote of the Day for Me & My Frame of Mind

Part of a long post on a variety of topics, mostly economic/work/life, by TJICorcoran, an extremely bright fellow:

I continue to think that the next 15-20 years are going to deliver stunning levels of societal change. I’m not arguing that it’s going to be good. I think, in fact, that large parts of it are going to be bad.

Interesting times. I keep vacillating between paying down the mortgage and just buying MREs and ammunition with my spare cash…

“The Bailer”

Houston Astros d-bag, complete with backwards & sideways cap + soul patch, lets foul ball hit his cute girlfriend (who hopefully tells him not to call her anymore):

Lost it in the lights, he claims. Wimp.

BONUS: un-embeddable STL@CIN basebrawl. I love Molina getting into Phillips’ face before the first pitch is thrown, Tony LaRussa & Dusty Baker yelling at each other, fists & feet of fury up against the back-stop night, right in the front row. Good stuff.