Sunday, August 31, 2008

Some Things Will Never Change

mAss Backwards - August 2004:

Alan Colmes is a total pussy. Discuss amongst yourselves.

Now, fast forward to yesterday.

Same shit, different year.

See the hate-filled, ignorant Left.

See the hate-filled, ignorant Left crumble under the weight of their own hate-filled ignorance.

Crumble, Left, crumble.

One-Trick Donkey

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

Barack Obama, the self-professed torchbearer of change, has once again told his gathering throngs of fawn-eyed disciples that John McCain and his campaign staff will be attacking him with vile, racist comments designed to scare voters into voting Republican this fall.

After rattling off a string of promises, Obama predicted Republicans will go negative in their fall campaign, saying of himself: “He’s got a funny name. He hasn’t been in Washington long enough.

Tired, worn-out, divisive rhetoric and fear-mongering.

That's all he's got.


OK, it's not all he's got.

Obama also has a lot of ideas for this country that would punish the hard-working, successful American citizen, while rewarding those who have made a living off of the hard work of others - ideas that would make Noam Chomsky, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and the ghost of Karl Marx get all sorts of tingly feelings between their legs.

Someone needs to clue him in that being effective at waging class warfare does not, in fact, count as actually military experience.

As to Those Obama/Lincoln Comparisons

Abraham Lincoln, November 1863:

It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Had Lincoln talked about "government of the racially-divisive sons of corrupt big-city politics and pork-fed, career politician bureaucrats", then, yeah, I could see the link.

I have to believe that Abraham Lincoln would be delighted to hear of Sarah Palin's inclusion on the GOP ticket. Our founders envisioned a federal government made up of ordinary people chosen by their peers to serve the country as legislators and executives, not of career politicians trading taxpayer funded earmarks for campaign contributions.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Contrary to Popular Belief...

...MSNBC is not, in fact, "in the tank" for Obama.

They are the tank.

Via NewsBusters:

(Via The O'Reilly Factor on FNC) On his show last night (Fri. 8/29/08), Bill O'Reilly called it, "One of the most outrageous things I've ever seen in my 35 years of journalism."

During coverage of Sarah Palin accepting to be John McCain's running mate, MSNBC ran a graphic. Under the banner of "BREAKING NEWS," MSNBC put on the screen, "How many houses does Palin add to the Republican ticket?" Outrageous, indeed.

Speaking of MSNBC...

I think there is a problem, though, with the media gushing over him too much. I don't think he thinks that he's all that, but the media does. I mean, the coverage after, that I was watching, from MSNBC, I mean these guys were ready to have sex with him....It's embarrassing.

~ Bill Maher

Even Jon Stewart is taking his shots at the Anointed One.

Though, that will not come as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention 'round here over the last couple years.

November 2006:

[MAUREEN] DOWD: Your show has thrived during the Bush administration. Will you miss it?

[JON] STEWART: I remember people used to say, "What are you gonna do when Clinton leaves?"...I'd much prefer these guys to leave than to have to continue to make Lord Vader jokes about Cheney. I have great faith in institutional absurdity.

DOWD: But wouldn't, say, a President Obama be harder to make fun of than these guys?

STEWART: Are you kidding?

UPDATE: Take this poll. Which MSNBC anchor is the..

Biggest whiney, self-absorbed douchebag?

Olbermann is currently running away with it, as he rightfully should be.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Rocking the Veteran Biker Vote

From the Draft Sarah Palin for Vice President website:

Anyone mind if I post a lot of Sarah Palin pics here over the next few months?

Yeah...didn't think so.

More Encouraging News

Barbara Boxer (S-CA) thinks having Sarah Palin on the GOP ticket is "dangerous".

She does have a point.

Palin does represent a grave danger to Barack and Michelle Obama's plans to move the family into the White House next January.

Not Too Crazy, If You Ask Me

Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot makes a Crazy Prediction:

Picture this scenario...

One month from now, the Palin pick has proven a bonanza for the McCain campaign. A large chunk of Hillary's 18 million voters have been won over. Conservatives are unified and energized, and the previously-undiscovered "Maxim magazine vote" is suddenly giving McCain large margins among young males.

Joe Biden will disappear from the campaign trail, and we will later learn it was to see a doctor. A previously-undiscovered, vaguely ominous health issue will be discovered, and Biden will sadly announce that he cannot continue as Obama's running mate. With a sudden need for a new one, Obama will turn... to Hillary Clinton.

Call it the Torricelli gambit.

I say it's not all that crazy or far-fetched in that I said the exact same thing (adding, of course, that Biden would say it's "for the children") earlier this morning while on the phone with this guy.

While that prediction is a bit of a longshot (though, I could totally see it happening), this one's likely a sure bet.

You read it here first.

The victim card is coming.

If I had to say when, I'd say it shows up within a week of the conclusion of the GOP convention.

I'd even go so far as to predict that as part of the shameless ploy, Michelle Obama will be "caught on camera" shedding a tear or two. It worked for Hillary in New Hampshire, and I can't say I've ever accused the Obama camp of being capable of producing anything resembling original ideas.

Seriously, Though...

Someone pinch me.

Other Than This Thrill Running Up My Leg

Chris Matthews and I still have pretty much nothing in common.

Trying Not to Set My Hopes Too High

Here's the teaser Drudge is running this morning:

If only...

UPDATE: Hmmmm...

The Governor’s spokesperson, Sharon Leighow, tells ABC News she’s going to the State Fair in Anchorage, Alaska.

Note: The Alaska State Fair runs through Monday. Plenty of time for Palin to do a couple days of campaign stops in the Midwest and hop back on the Gulfstream for an appearance at the fair on Monday.

UPDATE II: The suspense is killing me.

I haven't hit my F5 key this many times in one morning since Heller.


UPDATE III: Fox News has called it on the air (10:31 AM).

It's Sarah!


Congratulations, President McCain.

You did the right thing.

Yeah, But Which One?

Barack Obama:

We are the party of Kennedy.

Obviously, his speechwriter left out the words "keg" and "Ted".

Because there's no way he could be talking about Ted's brother, Jack, who understood the concept of lowering taxes to strengthen the economy and once uttered:

"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."

I don't care how many times the Obamapostles sitting behind the country's news desks repeat the Obama=JFK talking point. I ain't buying it. Being young with nice teeth does not make for an accurate ideological or philosophical comparison.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I Got Nuthin'

Talk amongst yourselves.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I Wish This Would Stop Happening

Why is it that every time I think I've come up with the most off-the-wall, idiotic, "progressive" policy proposal or soundbite, with my words intended solely as a satirical offering for your reading enjoyment, along comes some genetically-engineered, super-mutant class of "progressive" to put those words into reality.

Case in point #1
Case in point #2
Case in point #3

Yes, once again, life has imitated the deep recesses of my imagination.

mAss Backwards, April 2005:

Next up: the "Population Erosion Revenue Protection (PERP) Tax Fee Surcharge".

Some Communist's wet dream of a California ballot initiative:

Imposes one-time tax of at least 55% on property exceeding $20 million of a California resident or held in California by nonresident. Imposes one-time tax (between 36.5% - 54.3%) on income exceeding $10 million when resident dies or leaves California.

And, I swear to God in heaven I'm not making this next one up.

I don't know if this was some attempt to show he has a sense of humor or not, but the Marxist piece fo garbage who come up with this festering pile of crap has named that part of it the Hasta La Vista Tax.

I shit you not.

Read the whole thing, if you've got the stomach for it. This guy makes Nancy Pelosi look like a free-market conservative.

(link via TaxProf Blog via Ace)

Misleading Headline of the Day

From The Republican (Springfield, MA):

Springfield man sentenced for shooting 2 men who broke into his home

SPRINGFIELD - A city man who shot two men, chasing them after they had broken into his home and beat him, Thursday was sentenced to 18 months in the Hampshire Couny [sic] House of Corrections.

I thought the same thing.

"God damn Massachusetts, man!!! What the hell???"

However, reading the rest of the article paints an entirely different picture. In fact, it would appear the guy got off easy.

Gonzalez had faced 12 charges, including two counts of armed assault with intent to murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, four illegal weapons charges and a count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

The state is not going forward with the armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon charges, as well as the two most serious gun charges.

Contrary to what the headline says, all charges pertaining to the shooting were dropped, as they should have been. Even the scumbaggiest of scumbags has the right to defend himself (and his wife and kids, if applicable) in his home from fellow scumbags.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I Can't Be the Only One...

...who read this...

DENVER (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.

...and immediately thought of this.

Unclear On the Concept

This "revolutionary" is well prepared, should the police in Denver start firing on the crowds of protesters with sawdust grenades.

What I wouldn't pay to see her get caught up in a fog of tear gas.

"Like...OMG!!!1! This gas mask, like, totally sucks!"

Never mind the fact that the only thing her "clever" double-filtration system is doing is placing a porous material where her skin and the respirator are supposed to form an airtight seal.

The future of America? I sure hope not.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Dumbass

Nashua Telegraph: Motorcyclist hurt during stunt

A Nashua man is in rough shape after falling off his Harley Davidson on Route 101 on Saturday, police reported.

Carl Hannigan, 51, was going east on Route 101 in the area of West Intervale Road at about 12:14 p.m. Saturday, standing upright on the seat of his 1974 Harley Davidson, when he fell off, police reported.

Be sure to read the comments posted there by some of this rocket scientist's relatives, in which they try to rationalize his idiocy as some kind of innocent hobby of his, as if it was no big deal.

I'll take "Rivers in Egypt" for $800, please, Alex.

...he is a stuntman, he was doing a stunt he had done before.

Just so long as your definition of "stuntman" includes the phrase "sub-moronic jackass of colossal proportion".

But, my favorite has to be:

"He may have done something stupid..."

Like that's up for debate.

UPDATE: Perhaps, Mrs. Hannigan could do the people of New Hampshire a favor and follow this Maryland woman's example. At least, it would keep her reckless jackass of a husband off the road for a while.

OCEAN CITY, Md. -- A Tennessee woman is accused of hitting her husband where it really hurts -- in the Harley.

Barbara Waskey is charged with torching her husband's Harley in the Maryland resort town of Ocean City.

If it saves just one life...

Monday, August 25, 2008

Life in Barack Obama's America

Free speech? You don't need no stinkin' free speech.

(link via Say Anything)

Taking the Stupid Up To 11...

...and snapping off the knob.

Freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble have been brought to you today by the Constitution of the United States Brutal Empire of America.

Because, nothing says "non-brutal" like life in one of Joe Stalin's gulags.

Try to tell these frisbee pilots that in some parts of the world, people who protest the government in such a manner are summarily dragged off to prison (where the ACLU won't sue the State to get the premium channels added to their taxpayer-funded cable TV), and they'll just look at you with that "But, dude, do you have any Yodels?" look and babble something semi-coherent about bloodthirsty, Zionist chimpanzees.

Life Outside Michael Bloomberg's America

From Xavier Thoughts:

When she opened the door, Truitt was still there. Stephanie Morosi grasped for her telephone. Truitt grabbed a steak knife off a counter and snarled "You're not calling the police."

The 108 pound Morosi ran to her bedroom where she kept her Bersa Thunder .380 pistol hidden in a pillow. As she ran around the bed, Truitt leaped on top of it. Pulling the firearm from the pillow, she shot Truitt three times, in his abdomen, neck and head. As her attacker lay dying, she dropped the gun, and ran to a neighbor's home to call 911.

A woman is alive today, because she made the CHOICE to take control over her life, and provide for her own safety without relying on the State to protect her.

Hillary Clinton, Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Nancy Pelosi friggin' hate when that happens. Like their fellow gun-bannign blowhars, Michael Bloomberg, (ref: previous post), they would rather see this woman stabbed to death 1,000 times over than hear that she was able to defend herself via the lawful use of a privately-owned firearm.

How dare she CHOOSE to survive that attack and not allow herself to be slaughtered in the name of the advancement of progressivism. Selfish broad.

Read the whole thing, especially the part about how eager the leftist media was to drag her name through the mud. I guess they figured that since she hadn't played by their rules, and had instead killed her attacker before he could stab her to death, they'd try to finish the job and ruin her life via their slanted news coverage.

And, with local prosecutors as tag-team partners in their twisted game, they were almost successful.

The neighbor wrapped the girl, who was still in shock, in a blanket. "The shock, the blood just drains from your body," says Morosi. She cooperated with investigators, telling them she had shot her attacker in self defense. Before they left, Stephanie Morosi was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Neither knife Truitt was carrying was taken into evidence.


Stephanie Morosi would spend three months locked up at the Berkeley County Detention Center in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, but she was alive.


It took twenty months for Stephanie Morosi and her attorney, Paul Thurmond to have their day in court. When they appeared before 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, Morosi's charges were dropped.

Now, that's progressive!

In summation:

To believe in gun control, and the Left's Utopian vision of a gun-free America (the one Barack Obama's desperately pretending to disavow now), you have to believe that a 108-pound woman does not have the right to protect herself from an enraged 270-pound, knife-wielding assailant.

That's one sick n' twisted belief system.

Then again, that's modern day liberalism.

Life in Michael Bloomberg's America

All is well.

New York City investigators wonder why neighbors waited more than a half hour before calling police after hearing the screams for help from a woman who was stabbed to death at a Queens apartment.

I can't blame her neighbors for not getting directly involved. Odds were there was an armed and dangerous psychopath down the hall, and thanks to their mayor and their "progressive" state government, ordinary citizens in New York City have had the means (and the desire) to make life uncomfortable for the criminal segment of the population taken from them.

What? You think Bloomberg wants all those lesser classes of people to enjoy the same Constitutional rights and liberties as his millionaire celebrity friends?

You're kidding right?

He's dedicated the last six years of his life toward creating and maintaining a safe, non-hostile work environment for the criminal element in his city. He's not about to let a bunch of uppity rabble-rousers mess it all up now.

Police found Ebony Garcia, 21, lying in a pool of blood at about 2:10 a.m Saturday. She was stabbed about a dozen times and died two hours later at a local hospital.

Myth: New York City's gun laws save lives.

Fact: Bloomberg would rather see 100,000 dead Ebony Garcia's than read about one armed citizen coming to her assistance, saving her life, and removing her assailant from the voter rolls gene pool.

Mere collateral damage on the pathway to Totalitarianism.

Pocket change.

Police want to question Garcia’s boyfriend, against whom she had obtained a restraining order.

Why question him? He couldn't have done it.

She had a restraining order.

And, everyone knows that people for whom stabbing someone to death has the same moral consequence as leaving the toilet seat up are the ones most likely to be dissuaded from their violent ways by a piece of paper that says, "Hey! Quit it!".

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happiness Is...

...spending your Saturday morning going from Point A... Point B...

Then, a little homemade strawberry shortcake for dessert, all washed down with numerous 'Gansett tallboys.

Life, she is good.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

So, It's Biden, Huh?


Friday, August 22, 2008

NLB Movie Reviews in One Word or Less

No Country For Old Men: Overrated.

Not In a Million Years

Coming in at #2 on the Top Ten List of bus wrap advertisements least likely to appear on MBTA buses...

The #1 spot would be a similar advertisement depicting a civilian (most likely a physically-disabled, African-American, lesbian) using a gun to defend her family.

Rhetorical Question of the Day

Is Obama really as far to the left as his detractors say he is?


Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics. Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business you’re starting to think, “Beijing looks like a pretty good option."


Just, wow.

No, seriously...WOW!

So, Obama's either irreparably naive or he's an unapologetic admirer of oppressive communist regimes. I'm going with the latter. There's only so much of this crap that one can chalk up to naivety, and we're way beyond that point now.

The fact that this unrepentant socialist piece of garbage has got millions of American citizens happily clambering aboard the Hopenchange Express - with no clue, whatsoever, as to where that train's headed - terrifies me.

When Seconds Count...

...the police are minutes away already there.

BOSTON (WBZ) ― A party cruise ends in violence leaving one man dead.

State Police say the 41-year-old victim was on board the Provincetown II boat that came back from a cruise around midnight Thursday night. There were 815 people on board the boat.

The victim was in a parking lot between Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant and the Institute of Contemporary Art, when he was gunned down.

State Police Sgt. John Gentile tells WBZ TV three to four shots were fired. He says they already had six cruisers at the pier for traffic and crowd control when the boat came in. Despite closing off the area quickly, the gunman managed to escape.

No additional commentary required.

(link via Universal Hub)

Pop Quiz Time

This one's a double-dose of "What's Wrong With This Picture?".*

Picture A:

BOSTON (WBZ) ― There was good news and bad news for drivers at the Massachusetts Turnpike Board meeting Wednesday in Auburn.

The good news is the board decided not to raise the cost of tolls for the next 12 months.

The bad news - they plan to eliminate toll discounts for drivers who use the automated Fast Lane system.

Picture B:

The discount saves drivers 25 cents at the Allston-Brighton and Interstate 95 tolls and 50 cents at the tunnels.

The board said getting rid of the discounts will bring in an extra $18 million a year to the cash-strapped agency. The Pike is struggling with a $56 million deficit, caused primarily by the Big Dig.

I'd post the answers, but I don't see any reason to, knowing that my readers, on average, are 350% smarter than the average Massachusetts voter.

On a slow day.

* And, by "wrong", I mean "wrong" as defined by us normal people. Bear in mind, this news item comes to us from Massachusetts, where obfuscatory nonsense like this makes perfectly good sense.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Was Gonna Write a Post About This...

...but Chris just saved me the trouble.

It must be time to put up a tire swing for the girls, because all I can think about this morning are rope and trees.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

It's Official

Boston-based gun control zealot extraordinaire, John Rosenthal, has officially become a shallow and vapid parody of himself.

The gun-control activist whose provocative billboards have been turning heads along the Massachusetts Turnpike for 13 years today will unveil one of his most eye-popping messages yet - a fake neon advertisement for American gun shows where people can buy weapons, no questions asked.

"We Sell Guns! No ID required. No background checks. Criminals and terrorists welcome!" the billboard peals.

“Gun shows are the equivalent of Al Qaeda terrorists walking directly onto the airplane while you and I wait in the TSA line,” John Rosenthal, founder and chairman of Stop Handgun Violence, said in a recent interview. “They don’t want us to go on airplanes but they let Al Qaeda buy guns unprotected.”


Because we all know that if Congress would only pass a few more "common sense" gun control laws, then Al Qaeda operatives throughout the US would be disarmed at last.

What is this tired, old jackass smoking? And, did he bring enough for the rest of the class?

In a matter of hours, sixteen terrorists murdered almost 3,000 people on American soil seven years ago, armed with nothing more than a handful of boxcutters.

This country has seen numerous incidents of domestic terrorism over the last 100 years, with an overwhelming majority of those incidents being carried out by individuals or organizations (including a couple close, personal friends of Barack Obama) using explosive devices.

Then there are the numerous acts of arson committed by the sociopathic mental defectives masquerading as environmental and animal rights activists...

...a deadly string of anthrax attacks...

...and, for kicks, let's throw a rented SUV rampage into the mix.

So, how many actual terrorist attacks on US soil have been carried out by perpetrators armed with firearms? Well, there was this guy.

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- A gunman opened fire Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport while standing in line at the ticket counter of Israel's El Al Airlines, officials said, killing two and wounding four others before an airline security officer shot him dead.


"He was armed with a .45-caliber handgun which he used in the shooting, as well as a 9 mm handgun which he had on his possession," FBI spokesman Ron Iden said. "He also had in his possession what's described as a 6-inch knife."

One guy.

Firing one gun.

Killing two people.*

In a country of over 300 million people, it's a BLOODY EPIDEMIC, I tell you!!!

[See UPDATE below for a couple I missed. Hey, I wrote this late last night, and wanted to finish it up so I could get to bed]

And, I'll bet anyone a steak dinner that the guy's .45 didn't come from a gun show. Just like the other roughly 99% of crime guns that weren't purchased at gun shows through this so-called "loophole". Rosenthal knows that the percentage of crime guns purchased at gun shows is so small as to almost be negligible, so he as to introduce the specter of terrorism into the discussion in order to shore up his sagging credentials on this matter.

A little trick he learned from his idol, Dianne Feinstein, I suppose.

"This legislation would begin to change that," Senator Feinstein said. "It would place stricter requirements on the way in which these guns can be bought and sold, making it harder for terrorists, assassins, and other criminals to obtain these powerful weapons. This is not a matter of firearm safety, but a matter of national security."

While proving once again what a major schmuck he really is, John Rosenthal has taken shameless fear mongering and asshattery to earth-shattering new heights with this one. The whole thing just comes across as a desperate plea for attention from a whiny, little bitch, forever trapped on the wrong side of the great divide between truth and lies, freedom and fascism, hope and despair.

He is one sad, little man...who, by the way, happens to be getting his ass handed to him in the comments to his related post over at Huffington Post.

You see, what this annoying, little jerk isn't telling the reader is that it's not about gun sales at gun shows, per se. It's about banning all private transfers of firearms.

Want to give your nephew one of your old squirrel guns for Christmas? That'll be $25 for the additional paperwork and background check required. Did Grandpa pass away and leave you his gun collection of 52 guns. That'll be another $1,300 in FFL processing fees, thank you very much. It's "for the children, you understand.

Also, there's no such thing as an unlicensed firearms "dealer". It's all wordplay, designed to obfuscate reality and confuse the reader, much like the gun control lobby's invention of the fear-inducing phrase "assault weapon".

Case in point:

Smaller dealers like Sukia O'Mere and Niya Mills who prosecutors say drove to Alabama last year and bought a small stash of weapons to sell for $800 a piece back in Boston.

If we're going to call those skanks "firearms dealers", then their drug trafficking boyfriends are, henceforth, to be referred to as "pharmacists".

There's no difference between someone who isn't a federally-licensed dealer selling a gun at a gun show and selling a gun in a Burger King parking lot. The same local ordinances and state and federal laws pertaining to the possession and private purchases and sales of firearms apply equally to both scenarios.

Related note:

Bailey's Law: As a person who possesses both money and a complete disregard for the law (and who wants a gun) approaches another person who possesses both guns and a complete disregard for the law (and who wants money), the odds of an illegal firearms transfer not taking place approach zero.

So, anyway, here's how it will play out.

Let's say President McCain caves and closes this so-called "gun show loophole" in the spring of 2009. Does anyone think that would be the end of the gun control lobby's efforts to ban all private transfers of firearms? OK, anyone with a brain larger than an almond, that is?

Up next, closing the "gun show venue parking lot loophole", followed closely by the "vacant lot down the street from gun show venue parking lot loophole". And, once that one gets signed into law, they'll set their sights on the "Your living room eight miles from the vacant lot down the street from the gun show venue parking lot loophole."

All the while, not giving one drop of cold piss about the "Break into some guy's house and steal his guns" loophole or the "Hey, I'll trade you a gun for some crack" loophole.

To paraphrase Kyle Reese:

"Listen. And understand. John Rosenthal is out there. He can't be bargained with. He can't be reasoned with. He doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And he absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are completely disarmed."

Hey, it was either that, or the Monty Python tie-in asking how much longer we're supposed to play Mr. Creosote to the gun control lobby's maitre d'?

"But, sir, it's just a wafer-thin gun show loophole."

Robb, Jeff, and Weer'd Beard have more.

*OK, so it's just over a dozen dead, if you count the cop-killing scumbags of the Black Liberation Army (circa 1971).

UPDATE: Jay Tea points out in the comments that I forgot a couple:

..the DC snipers and the Seattle Jewish Center shooting in July of 2006.

Don't know how I missed those. As to the DC snipers, they stole the rifle they used for that shooting spree of theirs. See aforementioned "gun theft loophole". And the shooter in the Seattle Jewish Federation shooting... said to have legally purchased two semi-automatic handguns in Seattle-area stores, receiving the weapons on July 27, 2006, after the mandatory waiting period had expired.

No criminal record? Check?
NICS background check? Check.
Mandatory waiting period? Check.

Why, it's almost enough to make someone think that gun control doesn't actually reduce violence, or do anything to instill morality in the heart of someone intent on murdering their fellow man.

Who knew?

A Tale Of Two Bats

Cliff Notes version: It's the person, not the tool.

Man Charged With Hitting Man With Baseball Bat

KINGSTON, N.H. -- Police have arrested a New Hampshire man they said broke a baseball bat over the head of another man after arguing about a woman.

Tony Eaton, 24, of Hampstead, has been charged with first-degree assault.

Police Chief Donald Briggs said Gavin Pavstin, 23, was hit so hard that the wooden baseball bat snapped in half the second time he was hit.


Pavstin was taken to Exeter Hospital and treated for his wounds.

If convicted, Eaton could face up to 15 years in prison.

Compare and contrast that story to this story out of Leominster, Massachusetts. Yes, that Massachusetts.

Leominster man fends off intruder with bat, police say

LEOMINSTER -- Said Salles, 61, said he knew what he had do when he realized a man was breaking into his Franklin Street home Sunday morning.

"My wife was home, she is sick, I have an obligation," Salles said Monday.

Obligation fulfilled.

Salles stayed quite when he heard the person knocking on the door and then saw someone look into the apartment through one of the front windows. A few minutes later he heard the sound of breaking glass coming from the kitchen.

Salles grabbed one of his grandson's baseball bats and crept into the kitchen, where he saw a man matching Hernandez's description stick his head in through the window.

"He put his head in the window and I hit him on the head," Salles said. "There was a lot of blood."

That's gonna leave a mark.

On the floor, on the window sill, on the curtains...

Hernandez then told [Officer Carlos] Cintron he slipped in Dixon's South Cotton Street apartment and hit his head on her coffee table and required medical attention.

Try again, asshole.

Hernandez told Judge John Curran a different story in Leominster District Court on Monday.

Speaking through an interpreter, Hernandez claimed police officers punched him after his arrest, causing the head wound. Hernandez required 13 staples to close the wound, he said in court.

Keep trying, you worthless piece of shit.

Curran ordered Hernandez held on $5,000 cash bail and then revoked his bail in three other open cases, including a larceny case, a receiving stolen property case and a possession of a Class E drug case.

This guy better be careful. He's almost a third of the way to facing Massachusetts' tough new 15-strikes law. If he gets there, he might actually see the inside of a prison cell.

My Momma Always Said... is like a box of f***ng morons.

KUSA - Some viewers contacted 9NEWS Saturday, questioning the design of the credentials to see Sen. Barack Obama accept the Democratic Party's presidential nomination at INVESCO Field at Mile High.

The viewers say with the stars and blue field in the lower left corner, it looks like an upside down American flag. Published flag etiquette states the stars should always be displayed in the upper left corner. An upside down flag represents an international symbol of extreme distress.

The Obama camp response?

Matt Chandler with the Obama campaign says the flag is not upside down. He says it is a stylized flag designed to blend the stars on Senator Obama's shirt with the flag blowing in the wind.

OK, that might explain this one.


Unpatriotic leftists or run-of-the-mill idiots.

You be the judge.

(link via Gateway Pundit)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Threat Assessment

I don't know about the rest of you, but if I catch a guy creeping around on my property at night (or in the middle of the day, for that matter) wearing nothing but a thong, I'm declaring him an immediate threat to the safety and well-being of my children, and will immediately take appropriate, lawful measures to neutralize said threat.

No question.

Feel-Good Story of the Day

Here's a heartwarming story that's sure to put a smile on your face. Unless, of course, your name is Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, or _________ (insert freedom-loathing fascist of your choosing here) who would rather see an 85-year-old woman brutally assaulted than respect her her right to defend herself.

LAKE LYNN, Pa. -- An 85-year-old great-grandmother from Lake Lynn, Fayette County kept an alleged burglar at bay using a .22-caliber pistol.

According to police, a 17-year-old suspect was attempting to burglarize Leda Smith overnight.

That's when Smith grabbed her gun and told the teen that she would shoot him if he moved, police said.

"I had the gun on him before he turned around and said, 'you've had it,' " Smith told Channel 11-News.

According to police, Smith ordered the boy to dial 911 and then gave him some advice.

"Dial 911 and don't attempt to throw the phone at me, or do anything bad or I'll just shoot you," Smith said.

No shots fired.

No blood in the streets.

No wild-west shootouts.

Two scumbags in police custody.

Elderly would-be victim alive and well.

Gun Control: Because the right of some 17-year-old punk to invade an elderly woman's home, steal her belongings, and beat her senseless is more sacrosanct than the elderly woman's right to prevent him from doing so.

(link via The Rottweiler)

UPDATE: Compare and contrast Ms. Smith's ordeal with that of 85-year-old Lillian France, who lives one state away in Michael Bloomberg's gun-free* Utopia of New York City.

An 85-year-old New York City woman was viciously beaten in an elevator — and the attack was caught on camera.

The mugger jumped Lillian France, grabbed her by the throat and lifted her off the ground before running off with her purse and cane, according to FOX 5 News in New York.


Lillian France couldn't breathe or swallow and was spitting up blood after the attack, her niece said. She also has bruises on her neck, and is still in the hospital recovering. A $12,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the attacker.

Elderly woman brutally beaten, robbed and hospitalized.

Subhuman scumbag uninjured, free to practice his trade another day, against another defenseless victim, uninhibited by anything remotely resembling a moral compass.

Just the way the good Mayor likes it.

And, here's a bonus quote for those on the left who can't stop repeating the ass-reamingly idiotic talking point about how only the police and highly trained security guards should be allowed to carry guns. Or, who think that installing an Orwellian network of surveillance cameras (à la once-Great Britain) is a good way to prevent crime.

The security guard watched the whole ordeal on surveillance video and initially thought the two were kissing, a neighbor said. Then he realized that he was witnessing an attack — and called 911.

Lots of good that did her.

Link via reader Ron, who astutely remarks, "Good thing this woman didn't have a gun or someone may have gotten hurt."

* Applies only to the law-abiding, non-celebrity, civilian portion of the city's population.

Monday, August 18, 2008


The Ted Nugent concert is 24 hours away and I haven't got a stitch of camo to wear.

Alex Winston is opening up for Ted.

Yeah, I know.

Alex who?

Kid's got some chops, and a solid pop hook to go along with them. I'll probably get there early to check out her set.

...and her music.

UPDATE: Show's on.

Just wanted to give the Nuge a little shit for playing a show in a gun-free zone.

Head-to-toe metal detector frisking at the door.

UPDATE II: Whole lotta mullets goin' on.

UPDATE III: This show is decidedly non-MA-compliant.

"Free machineguns for the children!"

And a Ma Deuce on stage.

UPDATE IV: Well, that certainly wasn't a very "progressive" experience.

Nuge rocks!

What Would You Do?

You're driving to the supermarket to pick up a few things. You find a good parking spot, but notice that someone left his shopping cart there, so you have to stop the car, get out and move it. While doing so, you notice that whoever had that cart had left a case of beer in the bottom rack.

What would you do?

And, oh yeah, it's Budweiser.

A. Leave it there. It's piss anyway.

B. Take it back to the store and explain that someone had left it behind.

C. Shit! Free beer! And, hey, if that guy hadn't been such a douchebag and left his cart in my spot, he would have noticed the beer was still there when he took it back to the cart return area.

UPDATE: It was my Better Half who was faced with this moral dilemma the other day. She, being the good spouse and morally upright citizen that she is, grabbed the beer, stuck it in the back of the Odyssey, and drove home without a second thought.

Well done, Sweety.

Now, if the original purchaser of the beer were to come forward and show me a dated store receipt for the case of beer, he or she would be more than welcome to come over for a cold one.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Picture... worth 1,000 words.

(link via NewsBusters)

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Gift That Keeps On Giving

And, by "giving", of course, I mean "repeatedly raping the Massachusetts taxpayer with a hot fireplace poker".

Panel: Big Dig needs more upkeep cash

BOSTON - Experts say the debt-ridden Massachusetts Turnpike Authority must spend more money for regular maintenance and long-term rehabilitation projects to keep Big Dig tunnels safe.

Ask me again how sorry I am for having fled that "progressive" Utopia.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

One Freaky Bug

So, the wife calls me out onto the deck earlier today, where a couple of these guys were buzzing around our lilac bush. They looked like small hummingbirds (flew and hovered like then too) with antennae and hairy, little crawfish tails.

(click image to enlarge)

They weren't even a foot away from me and I had no idea what the hell I was looking at. It wasn't until I got that last picture there showing its wingspan that I knew it was some kind of moth.

A quick Google search for "moth that flies like a hummingbird" gave me the answer. It's a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth.

Now you know.

Justice Served

Find the little pukes responsible for this...

New Bedford police and neighborhood residents are searching for the vandals responsible for defacing a new handicapped-accessible playground that took years and thousands of dollars to build.


It's estimated that the vandalism damage is in the thousands of dollars. Playground supporters say there is no money left to fix the damage so they will have to put together another fund raiser to get at least $4,000.

...and sell them as slaves for $4,000 apiece to some sex-starved tyrant in a faraway, God-forsaken, third-world shithole of a country. Any money leftover after repairs are completed will go toward beer and pizza for the playground re-opening ceremony.

UPDATE: How much do you think the City of New Bedford could get for this scumbag? I don't know what the going rate is for sex slaves with experience in the field of aggressive sexual behavior, but I'd think he'd be good for at least 10-grand or so.

NEW BEDFORD (WBZ) ― A police officer risked his life to save three people from a fire in New Bedford. An unregistered sex offender is now charged with attempted murder and arson.

Property Rights?

We're a body of enlightened, collectivist, progressive, authoritarian overlords. We don't need to recognize no stinkin' property rights!

Mother of the Year

From Mobile, Alabama:

Reginald Whitehead is now in jail. Sunday night neighbors say, he went on a rampage wielding an axe and threatening people on Steiner street in Mobile all the while stark naked.

I blame the ALA.

They're clearly responsible for facilitating this horrific incident. I mean, did you know that, in Alabama, any nutjob can just walk into a hardware store and buy an axe with no criminal background check, licensing requirement, or waiting period?

Witnesses say Whitehead then went across the street where three-year-old Jonah was playing in his yard. His mother, Tessica Williams told us, “He chased my son back into the yard with the ax. I grabbed my son, threw my son into the house and I grabbed my gun and told him not to take another step because I was going to shoot him. He raised the ax up and dropped it back down and ran down the street."

Mother and child safe.

No shots fired.

No blood in the streets.

I hope she takes that gun down to the shop first thing in the morning to have a qualified gunsmith take a look at it. It's obviously defective, as illustrated by the fact that she didn't kill half a dozen bystanders that day, and her child made it his third birthday in one piece.

Gun Control: Because the right of some crazed, naked, axe-wielding sociopath to attack a three-year-old child is more sacrosanct that the right of the child's mother to prevent him from doing so.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

From the Telltale Signs Hall of Fame

In order for Communism to "succeed", freedom, liberty, and individualism must first be eradicated from the landscape. The fact that Communist Party USA sees the election of Barack Obama as a pivotal stepping stone along that path should tell you all you need to know.

Quote of the Day: Not Getting It Edition

First the story:

A black bear repeatedly mauled an 8-year-old boy Monday evening near a popular motor trail on the outskirts of Gatlinburg, and an animal matching its description was later killed by park rangers.


"Apparently the dad was able to drive the bear off both times with rocks and sticks," Miller said. "The child sustained some puncture wounds. They're probably not life-threatening, but they're pretty serious injuries."

The boy's father, John Pala, also of Boca Raton, sustained several lacerations during the attacks. His wounds weren't as serious as his son's, and both went to Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center for treatment, Miller said. They were released Monday night, spokeswoman Amanda Brabson said.


Rangers who were scouring the area for the animal came across a young male bear near the attack scene that "approached them in an aggressive way," Miller said. The rangers then shot and killed the animal, he said, and found "a child's shoe and a cap."

All_Vol_Girl_84, in the comments attached thereto.

There is absolutely NO reason for anyone to have a gun in the national park besides the rangers.

In summation...

Armed park rangers: Uninjured, safe and sound.

Unarmed park visitors: Repeatedly mauled and lacerated.

You do the math, something our aforementioned Statistician of the Year isn't all that good at.

Too bad for every 10 responsible citizens there are 5 crazies who will shoot at the drop of a hat.

Remind me never to visit her psycho ward of a neighborhood.

On a related note, I don't care who you are, that's funny.

(links via Say Uncle)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

John McCain on Vladimir Putin:

I looked into his eyes and saw three letters: a K, a G and a B.

Quite the shocker.

McCain has been rock-solid right on Russia all along, while Obama's wishy-washy, Kerry-esque position of hand-holding, teatime chats, and magic diplomatic pixie dust has been shown to be woefully misguided.

In other news, water is wet, fire is hot.

Celebrating Diversity

Q: What do the following sings all have in common?

"Don't Talk to Strangers" by Rick Springfield
"King of the Road" by Roger Miller
"Owner of a Lonely Heart" by Yes
"Oh, What a Night" by Frankie Valli
"Foolish Games" by Jewel

A: Damned if I know, but 93.7 Mike-FM just played them all back-to-back. When they say "We play everything.", they mean it.

Now, they're playing Clapton's "Lay Down Sally". Ten bucks to the person who can correctly predict the next artist. I'm going with either Motley Crue or Chuck Berry.

UPDATE: It was Pink's "U + Ur Hand". Followed, naturally, by John Waite's "Missing You".

Monday, August 11, 2008

Circling the Bowl

From the same idiotic, liberal (but, I repeat myself) mindset that tried to sell us Ebonics as a legitimate "language" to accepted in our schools alongside English, Spanish, French, Latin, etc.

Faced with a flood of basic spelling mistakes, you might expect a university lecturer to demand his students pay more attention to the dictionary.

But one don is so fed up with having to correct his undergraduates' errors that he is calling for something rather more unorthodox - a spelling amnesty.

Dr Ken Smith is urging colleagues to turn a blind eye to the 20 most common slips - such as 'Febuary', 'ignor' and 'speach' - and view them instead as variants of standard spellings.

This helps to explain why there are so many young people around the world who are enamored with Barack Obama and who think SUV's in Alabama are killing polar bears in Alaska.

We're looking at a generation of kids that has all but given up the ability to think and learn. What really pisses me off to no end is how willing their "educators" are to facilitate this abandonment of reality and common sense in favor of life in a world where there are no "wrong answers", only HopenchangeTM.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Not That This Is Necessarily Brag-worthy...

...but I had Joshua picked to win this thing weeks ago.

You got a problem with that?

Friday, August 08, 2008

It Was Twenty Years Ago Today

In the summer of '88, I was working the late shift at the Davis Square Store 24 in Somerville, Massachusetts to earn my drinking money.

On August 8th of that year (8/8/88), we had a lot of people come into the store and play 8888 on the lottery's Daily Number game.

Not a single 8 came up that night.

Just thought I'd share that with you.

Also, from 1988 (found it while cleaning the garage):

To Bruce,
Keep rockin'.
Love Joan Jett

UPDATE: Also from the cleaning of the garage, comes these two items from the "How Friggin' Cool Am I?" files.

Summer 1986: Sonesta Hotel - Portland, Maine

Sammy Hagar

Bruce -
Get down!
5150 style!!!
Michael Anthony *VH*

Needless to say, the girls who were enjoying their beverages at Michael Anthony's table were ridiculously, freakinsmokinhot.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Euphemism of the Day Millennium

Alternate Post Title: You Can't Spell "Hypocritical" Without "A-L"

It's not a yacht. It's a houseboat.


And, I'm sure the Sea-Doo on the back (which he actually needs - hey, that monstrosity of a yacht isn't gonna be jumping any sharks by itself) is powered by recycled household vegetable waste.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm finding myself overcome with the urge to channel the late George Carlin.

Al Gore...
Free polls from

Smile, Asswipe!

You're on Candid Camera.

Caught On Tape: Elected Official Accused Of Theft

BOSTON (WBZ) ― An elected official in Middlesex County is scheduled to appear before a judge Thursday. Register of Probate John Buonomo was arrested after prosecutors say he was caught on tape stealing thousands of dollars.

Buonomo is accused of repeatedly stealing money from copy and cash machines in the Registry of Deeds, the District Attorney's Office said Wednesday. He was arrested Wednesday evening after a three month investigation.

From Buonomo's biography:

Mr. Buonomo has been an innovative public manager for twenty two years.

Yeah, not one of his predecessors was innovative enough, apparently, to line his pockets through theft of public funds.

Why was he pocketing the cash?

Perhaps, he was just trying to recoup some of his election manipulation expenses from the 2000 primary.

STONEHAM, MA - If at first you don't succeed, recount. John Buonomo pulled the Democratic nomination for Register of Probate out from under Thomas Concannon, Jr, who, just a few days earlier, was a winner.

Concannon, the former May-or of Newton, won the Sept. 19 Primary Election by 40 votes, 9,283 to 9,243. Then Buonomo took out the papers to file for a countywide recount. But instead he filed for local recounts, targeting 126 precincts where he had done well and where many blank ballots had been recorded.

Concannon lost his chance to ask for a countywide recount on Sept. 22. He lost his chance to ask for local recounts on Sept. 25. And after 126 precincts of 11 Middlesex communities, including Stoneham, were counted, Concannon lost the race.

There are 473 precincts in 54 communities in Middlesex County. But you get what you work for and what you pay for. Buonomo's people had to get ten signatures of Democrats registered as of Aug. 30 from each precinct they wanted recounted. And filing the requests costs money. Someone close to the Buonomo camp said the effort cost $7,000.

In his defense, it's only fair that if illegal aliens get to feed at the public trough, then so should their enablers in local government.

The former alderman who submitted the resolution making Somerville a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants in 1987 said this week he stands by his vote that allowed immigrants with questionable documentation status to access city services.

Former Ward 4 Alderman and current Register of Probate John Buonomo said the resolution made it clear to city employees that they did not have to inquire about documentation status before offering help to city residents. According to records on the city’s Web site, Buonomo submitted the sanctuary city resolution at the April 23, 1987 Board of Aldermen meeting.

As far as I'm concerned, the voters of Middlesex County who handed this guy the reins of power deserve no less than the reprehensible, amoral jackass he's repeatedly proven himself to be.

Nice job, people.

And, keep voting Democrat down there. "The Children"TM are counting on you.

No, Really, I Can't Make This Stuff Up

In the comments to this post from yesterday about the sexual assault that took place recently outside the Regal Cinema in Newington (a posted "gun-free zone"), the question came up about what one should do if he finds himself at the front door of such an establishment, and is lawfully carrying a concealed weapon.

I outlined four options one would have in such a situation:

1. Carry anyway.
2. Turn around and walk away.
3. Politely inform theater management that you refuse to patronize any business that seeks to strip you of your right to self-defense.
4. Secure firearm in your vehicle and return to theater.

And, then, as a humorous sidenote, I added option 5:

Of course, Sarah Brady would have everyone believe there are countless gun owners who would go with...

Option 5: Become enraged over the anti-killing machine signage, whip out your substitute penis, and mow down hundreds of moviegoers in a spray-fired fusillade of cop-killer bullets from your Saturday Night Special assault weapon.

Now, that was obviously written in a tongue-in-cheek fashion. I mean, no one could possibly be so idiotic as to insinuate that normal, law-abiding people, lawfully carrying concealed handguns for the purpose of personal protection, are just going to start shooting away, completely out of the blue, for no rational reason, whatsoever.


Well, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that as soon as you make something foolproof, it won't be long until a moron comes along and screws it all up.

Yes, real life has once again imitated my overactive imagination.

Here's Mishawaka, Indiana City Attorney Cory Hamel discussing a recently proposed, and subsequently defeated, city ordinance that would have banned pretty much any kind of weapon in a handful of local government buildings, including Mishawaka City Hall.

“What we're trying to do is prevent people who walk
in with no agenda, but while he's inside with a gun,
gets irate and may do something drastic.”

Allow me to translate: "There will be "Blood in the Streets"TM! And, this time - unlike the countless times before when this worn-out, imagination-based talking point had been regurgitated, but never realized - we mean it!"

Oh, and, the impetus behind this ordinance?

Hamel says he was concerned for city employees' safety when a man walked into city hall a few weeks ago with a gun in a holster with two extension clips, in addition to a billy club.

Hamel says he never threatened anyone, but he and Rea say this is a warning sign.

It sure is.

WARNING: The people of Mishawaka actually take their Constitutionally- protected rights seriously and aren't about to roll over when faced with the threat of violence or totalitarian government officials with hyperactive imaginations.


Mayor Jeff Rea and City Attorney Cory Hamel, proponents of the weapons ban ordinance, feel city employees would be best protected if only on and off-duty police officers were allowed weapons in busy city buildings.

Heavy emphasis on "feel".

And, of course, we already know how that misguided philosophy plays out in the real world, when only the police are lawfully allowed to carry personal sidearms.

[Some who spoke in opposition to the ordinance] say if a person wants to pull out a gun and shoot, they will. It happened at a city hall meeting in Missouri in February. Five people were killed, including police officers and city officials.

Maybe Mr. Hamel could ask those five people how they were "feeling" as they were being murdered in their "gun-free zone" government building.

(H/T Xavier for the story)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Mmmm...Food Blogging Time

Not since everyone's favorite mailman Cliff Clavin tried to convince the folks at Cheers that he had grown a potato that looked just like Richard Nixon, has the world been treated to such an agricultural oddity.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...Eggplant Monkey.

I'd name it Barack, but that would be racist an insult to monkeys (not to mention, eggplants).

And, from the bizarre to the ridiculously delicious, here's the "before" shot of the caramelized onion pizza I made tonight with onions and tomatoes from our local CSA farm (from whence Eggplant Monkey came).

Though, the chicken, mushrooms, pizza dough, and the olive oil I drizzled across the top all came from big, bad Wal-Mart.

And, if it weren't so damn tasty, that might mean something to me.

God Bless New Hampshire

Mark Steyn nails it.

New Hampshire has a high rate of firearms possession, which is why it has a low crime rate. You don't have to own a gun, and there are plenty of sissy arms-are-for-hugging granola-crunchers who don't. But they benefit from the fact that their crazy stump-toothed knuckle-dragging neighbors do. If you want to burgle a home in the Granite State, you'd have to be awfully certain it was the one-in-a-hundred we-are-the-world panty-waists's pad and not some plaid-clad gun nut who'll blow your head off before you lay a hand on his seventy-dollar TV. A North Country non-gun owner might tire of all the Second Amendment kooks with the gun racks in the pickups and move somewhere where everyone is, at least officially, a non-gun owner just like him: Washington, D.C., say, or London. And suddenly he finds that, in a wholly disarmed society, his house requires burglar alarms and window locks and a security camera.

Link and excerpted text via Kevin Baker, who, apparently, missed this post of mine from last June.

Quote of the Day: "Progressive" Mindset Edition

From the comments attached to this post from And Rightly So:

“Banning a fair like this would be like banning St. Patrick’s day…”

Woman Assaulted Leaving "Gun-Free Zone"

As of sometime last year (last time I saw a movie there, anyway) the Regal Cinema in Newington was a posted "gun-free zone".

Perhaps they (and their customers) would be better served by posting some No Sexual Predators Allowed signs instead.

NEWINGTON, N.H. -- Police in Newington are looking for a man they said sexually assaulted a woman inside Regal Cinema in July.

Police said the woman was leaving the theater around 2 a.m. on July 19 when the suspect came up behind her near the door of the theater. They believe the suspect was captured on the theater's surveillance system.

Three words: Concealed means concealed.

Just sayin'.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Leave It to Mumbles... barricade the Freedom Trail.

(link via Universal Hub)

Monday, August 04, 2008

This Just In!

Lying down in the middle of the road can be hazardous to your health.

Mission Accomplished

Much to the disappointment of many in the freedom-loving sector of the blogosphere, Kim du Toit has announced his retirement from blogging (effective November 30th).

Suffice to say, I owe Kim a mountain of gratitude for all he's done to turn this country back into a Nation of Riflemen. His was one of the first blogs I started reading on a daily basis back when I first discovered these things called blogs.

Where to begin...

I had lived most of my adult life, up until that time, as a happy-go-lucky, sign-waving, Bill Clinton cheerleader and registered Democrat in Massachusetts. Yes, I actually carried a sign at Bill Clinton's big Quincy Market rally back in '92. And, yes, much like the ones being carried by today's Obamapostles, my sign had "CHANGE" written in big letters (posterboard and Sharpies, courtesy of the Big Dig office supply room).

The peak of my naivety (which coincidentally occurred at the same time as my peak alcohol consumption) was the fall of 1988, when I had my Dukakis/Bentsen sign tacked up proudly on the wall of my dorm room.

But, even as recently as June of 2001, on a trip to Washington DC, I was thinking how cool it would be if we had bumped into Ted Kennedy and got the chance to shake his hand (though, I'd still like a face-to-face with the Senator, but not for hand-shaking purposes).

Then, a few months later, a bunch of assholes decided to commandeer some passenger jets and use them to murder 3,000 innocent people - men, women, and children - on American soil.

Now, having been through the Big Dig's mandated sensitivity and awareness "training" programs, I had already built up a pretty respectable level of disdain for the wave of political correctness that was spreading across our country at the time.

But to watch the cold-blooded murder of thousands (once every two minutes on TV) and then to hear those on the left tell me that "we had it coming" was too much.

These people are insane.

It was then that I really became aware of just how valuable talk radio and the internet were (and still are) for getting all the facts and information pertaining to the events of the day, when compared to the pre-packaged, left-leaning network news programs.

The second-biggest change in my whole outlook on life, which took place at that time, was my waking up to the reality that my government cannot be depended upon to keep me safe. No politician or government employee of any stripe could possibly guarantee my personal safety and well-being.

That responsibility was mine, and mine alone.

I refer to that awakening as the "second-biggest" change in my outlook on life, because shortly thereafter, I became the father to the most precious and beautiful little girls in the world.

I never truly appreciated the frailty of human life until the moment I watched my girls being whisked away from the delivery room up to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston, where they would spend the next seven weeks of their lives with limited parental contact, living in the dark and being fed through a small tube.

When the day finally came to bring them home, it hit me like a ton of diapers.

For the past seven weeks, these kids have had round-the-clock care from highly trained medical professionals in one of the best hospitals around.

What now?

I was now responsible for more than just my own life. I had the lives and dreams of two beautiful girls in the palm of my hand (quite literally).

Thus continued my journey from "It's For the Children!TM" to "No, really, it is for the children". Anyone who's been blessed with the mantle of parenthood will need no further explanation on the differences between the two.

So, where was I?

Oh, yeah, Kim's upcoming retirement. Right.

It would be impossible to pinpoint the exact moment in time that I decided to become both a gun owner and a gun rights activist and blogger, but this post, Part 1 of Kim's The Gun Thing series of posts was likely involved to an immeasurably large degree.

I'll quote just this one paragraph that really hit home for me, but if you haven't read the whole thing, please do so. All the posts in that series should be required reading for anyone graduating high school in this country (yeah, that'll happen).

This defense of "self" extends to family. Every man I know would cheerfully put themselves in harm’s way to protect their children. It is the most basic male instinct, after sex. And of course this drives authority figures and the societal nannies crazy. "Leave that to the police," they implore, "Don’t get involved." Bullshit. Where I and my family are concerned, safety is first and foremost my own responsibility, and I will not abrogate that responsibility to others. A pox on those who would make me do otherwise.

In short, to say Kim and his writing have been somewhat influential in my life would be a gross understatement. Mere words cannot quantify how thankful I am that I stumbled upon his little corner of the blogosphere all those years ago.

" person at a time."

Mission accomplished, Kim.

You know you have a friend in New Hampshire, should you find yourself in need of a bed and a bite to eat (or just some gratuitous gunplay).


Sunday, August 03, 2008

From the Department of Questionable Lyrics

I know it's country music and all, but I sure hope Craig Morgan's talking about different farmers here.

I’m the son of a 3rd generation farmer
I’ve been married 10 years to the farmer’s daughter

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Back Home

I see not much has changed since I left.

Nancy Pelosi is still a total disgrace to this nation and its people, more then happy to stifle our country's economic growth if it might benefit the Democrats at the polls.

She and the rest of the scumbag Socialists who have taken over the party that once gave us "ask what you can do for your country" know full well that lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling will have an immediate effect of oil futures, resulting in a drop in the price of oil and gasoline.

They simply cannot allow that to happen, as it will expose them for what they truly are - a reprehensible bunch of power hungry fascists who couldn't give a rat's ass about how their economic (environmental, foreign policy, healthcare, etc.) policies will destroy the very fabric of America and bring its people to their knees.

Then again, that's exactly what they want. A nation of helpless subjects groveling on their knees, begging for table scraps from the feasts of the anointed ones.

In a just world...well...use your imaginations.

Speaking of reprehensible, power-hungry, liberal scumbags:

I see DC Mayor Adrian Fenty and his goons have decided to tell the Supreme Court to go to hell. Rule of law? We don't need no stinkin' rule of law. We ARE the law!

And, imagine how SHOCKED I was to learn that Barack N' Roll Hoochie-Coo Obama is still flinging race cards across the room like they're going out of style, and getting his circus ponies in the press to play along.

Shocked, I tell you.

And, last but not least (reprehensible), the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Ownership is continuing its campaign of lies, misinformation and fear-mongering, this time vilifying assault weapons, er...high-capacity, uh... bird-hunting shotguns with a three-round capacity.

Are these people all sharing the same drinking water source?

Well, I've got a lot to catch up on here, including some long overdue blogroll maintenance (Bloggershoot folks, mostly). Stay tuned.