Saturday, February 27, 2010

Reconnecting To the Outside World

Internet connection is back.

Power still out.

Well stocked with gas, firewood, Pabst, chips, ammo, etc.

Talk amongst yourselves.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Welcome To the Party, Pal!

Now available!

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Want a couple freebies?

The first ten people to post a link to this post on at least three other message boards, blogs, Facebook pages, etc. and post those links in the comments here will get two stickers on the house.

If you get in as one of the first ten, just e-mail me your address and I'll send 'em your way.



The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote with no debate.

Will there be a memo sent out when The ChangeTM gets here? I don't want to miss it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

By My Calculations...

...this puts Congress in a statistical dead heat with jock itch.

I Hope She Kept the Receipt

David S. Bernstein from the Boston Phoenix, via Facebook:

Saddest campaign-finance-report entry I've seen in a long time: Martha Coakley for Senate Committee, $1165 expenditure on Jan. 19, 2010 (election day) for "confetti machine"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I Guess It All Depends...

...on one's definition of "awsome"....

...and "gautar".

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pay No Attention To History

This time, price-fixing will work.

Obama "promises".

UPDATE: I'm sure Martha "States Rights" Coakley will be issuing a statement any minute now, attacking this plan as an unconstitutional power grab by the Obama administration.


Why are you laughing?

Marcia KKKoakley

Boston Herald:

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman interferes with the state’s right to regulate marriage.

Didn't Coakley get the memo? "States rights" is a secret code phrase for "We hate black people".

The intellectual powerhouses at the Boston Phoenix say so, and they endorsed her.

Seriously, though, this is such a pathetic, politically convenient attempt by Martha "Vote for me so I can go to Washington to help cram government-run health care down your throat" Coakley to channel her inner states' rights advocate, it's laughable.

Let's tweak that opening paragraph a little.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that requires individuals to purchase health insurance interferes with the state’s right to address health care issues.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a Supreme Court ruling protecting a woman's right to have an abortion interferes with the state’s right to regulate the procedure.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that dictates how states have to spend their stimulus money interferes with the state’s right to conduct its internal affairs.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says a federal law that requires local schools to follow federal education guidelines interferes with the state’s right to regulate public education.

Thank God the voters in Massachusetts were blessed with the mental clarity needed to keep this woman away from the halls of Congress. She wouldn't recognize a consistent, principled argument if it fell from the sky and crashed through her roof.

Oh, and speaking of consistency (or immeasurable lack thereof), check this bit from the Boston "We *heart* Barack Obama" Phoenix Coakley endorsement.

The Republican candidate, Scott Brown, a state senator, represents a suburban district outside of Boston and is known not for any original legislative thinking but for his well-pressed public persona.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before

Nashua Telegraph:

Perkins told police he was trying to shoot into the air and the gun “just went off,” police said.

Democrats Take Note

You know things are bad for your political party when James Traficant considers it too corrupted and wayward to remain a member.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Can't Blame Massachusetts For This

They need to keep their jails cells free for us New Hampshire criminal types who get pulled over in Massachusetts with an empty .22 casing rolling around on the floormat. Convicted Rapist Arrested Again For Rape

File Under: Stop me if you're heard this one before.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Technical Support Fail

Just picked up a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator. I'll give you one guess as to what error message keeps popping up when I attempt to transfer applications from my laptop to the calculator via TI's TI Connect software.

TechniCalc Forum (March 2006):

When I try to copy anything to my TI-84 Plus I keep getting the error message - Access Denied (80070005) - any help out there? I am using TI Connect with device explorer. (July 2006):

I'm using a TI-84 Plus Silver Edition and I have recently cleared the RAM and Archive. Now whenever I try to transfer files onto my calculator with TI Connect I recieve the message "Access is denied. (80070005)." (July 2006):

Hi. i am trying to transfer a program from my laptop to my TI 84 Plus Silver Edition calculator. i put in new batteries in to the clac. when i press transfer it says that

Access is Denied

and gives me the error message
80070005 (september 2006):

can someone please help me I've got a problem my com say:
Acces denied. (80070005)
(it's dutch it really say's toegang geweigerd (80070005))
evry time i try to put a program on my cal. (TI-84 plus) for this reason i went back to the store and got a new cal. but now i have the same problem again. (september 2006):

everytime i try to transfer files to my calc it keeps saying access is denied 80070005. what does this mean n how do i fix?

im useing TI 84+ (October 2006):

when i tried to send it to my calc with ti connect, i keep getting

access is denied


i get this a lot btw

so plz help! (October 2006):

I bought a TI-84 calculator last month and put a couple programs on but today something weird happened. Whenever I try to put any programs on using TI Connect it says access denied error code 80070005. I cant put any programs or applications at all! I have plenty of space and reinstalled TI connect. I even took all the batteries out and nothings working! I contacted TI from their web site and havent gotten a reply yet. Can anyone help me? (February 2007):

I get my comp to recognise the calc as USB1, but during transfers it says "Access is Denied" or "The Current Transfer Failed, A Retry May Be Successful" (April 2007):

Whenever i upload stuff to my calculator i get an errorr saying that 80070005 Access is Denied. who out there can help ME? (June 2007):

TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Help!?!?
Listen to my story before answering, so you know the problem.
First, I put games, Apps, and Programs on my calculator. Then, It said it was full. Next, I deleted unnessisary APP Variables, Apps, and Programs. Next, I tried to put so games back on. Next, it says some error message and it game me this error message number "80070005". (October 2007):

My Ti-84 SE Calculator is acting up on me when i am trying to download games or ion on to it. It gives me a message when i try transfering data to it. the message is Access is Denied (80070005) i've tried for ever to get around it
some one please help me. (February 2008):

I have a windows 2000 with TI connect installed, and I can't transfer stuff to the TI84+ calculator. At first, it detects the calculator, but later, it says there's not connection. Also, by that time, the windows thing usually says 'found new hardware' and prompts to install. does that have anything to do with it? but i want to backup the stuff on my calculator, and it won't let me.


Also, sometimes, I get messages such as "A retry may be successful (8C010000)" and also, "Access is denied (80070005)" (August 2008):

Help with my TI 84: Transferring Programs to my computer?
Okay. So when i attempt to transfer programs from the calculator to my computer, i get this error message: "Transfer Status: Access is denied. (80070005)". I have no clue what those numbers mean, and i have no idea why the access is denied (I've run the program with admin privileges with no help). My OS version is 2.4, and my calculator's free RAM is 1000 something. Someone please help? (September 2009):

TI-84 Plus Access is Denied. 80070005?
The calculator is brand new. I connected it to my computer to get the Puzzpack but it keeps giving me the error code: Access is Denied. 80070005. PLEASE HELP! (September 2009):

I get an Access is Denied error when I try to add anything to my Ti-84+ (January 2010):

How do you install apps on a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator using TI Connect?

Whenever I try to do these things, it says "Access is denied." :(

And, what does Texas Instruments have to say on their oh-so helpful "Knowledge Base" website?

The error "Access Denied" indicates that the TI-Connect software could not complete the current transfer due to an unforeseen error. Please try the following troubleshooting steps if the error persists.

Yeah, let me know when this becomes a foreseen error.

No rush.

UPDATE: Quote of the day, courtesy of TI tech support...

"I don't know what else to do."


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Money Talks

Bullshit gets you elected.

Barack Obama has long decried the corrupting influence of money in politics. As a candidate, he ran against lobbyists and the pay-for-play culture of Washington. As president, he has continued to hammer the theme, most recently in his impassioned attacks on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v Federal Election Commission.

Given this, it’s a little surprising to learn that Obama has not only embraced the sordid money-driven culture of DC, but actually outdone his predecessors. An analysis by the American Foreign Service Association, for example, found that Obama has stuffed the diplomatic corps with more political appointees (i.e., cronies) than any president in the past 40 years. Only a year into the administration, close of half of the president’s biggest donors already have federal jobs.

Quelle surprise!*

* French expression meaning "This is my shocked face."

Ask Not For Whom the Cuckoo Clock Tolls...

It tolls for thee, Amy Bishop.

In March, 2002, Bishop walked into an International House of Pancakes in Peabody with her family, asked for a booster seat for one of her children, and learned the last seat had gone to another mother.

Bishop, according to a police report, strode over to the other woman, demanded the seat and launched into a profanity-laced rant.

When the woman would not give the seat up, Bishop punched her in the head, all the while yelling "I am Dr. Amy Bishop."

Boston Herald: Kin: Her past should have been a red flag


UPDATE: Continuing the "Gee, ya think???" theme.

Boston Globe: Bishop could have been tried, DA says

Money quote:

Attempts to reach US Representative William D. Delahunt, who was Norfolk district attorney at the time, were unsuccessful yesterday.

Again, with the shocked face.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just What Massachusetts Needs

A six-figure salaried "toll czar".

The new internal position - posted two days ago - is open only to state employees and could pay up to $102,000 a year to implement “the planning, design, and construction of the future electronic toll system for (the Massachusetts Department of Transportation),” according to a job posting obtained by the Herald.

Now, if you'll allow me to channel my inner Instapundit...

They told me that if I voted for Kerry Healey, Massachusetts would be stuck with a dim-witted, out of touch idiot for a governor.

And, they were right!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sink Them All

Baltimore Sun: Vulnerable Dems seek distance from Obama

L.A. Times: Some Democrats keep distance from Obama

Three words: Don't. Let. Up.

1,000 words:

UPDATE: You saw it here first.

Commentary Magazine: Barack Millstone Obama

Instapundit: "Wow. From milestone to millstone in one year..."

Buncha Teabagging, Right-Wing...

...oh wait, never mind.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - More than 200 masked Olympic protesters splattered red paint and smashed windows of a popular downtown department store Saturday on the first day of competition at the Vancouver Games.

Police say the group marched through the upscale shopping district, vandalizing cars and stores. Witnesses say protesters threw metal newspaper boxes into the display windows of Hudson's Bay Company, where Olympic souvenirs are sold.

Police in riot gear quickly moved in and quashed the protest. Police Chief Jim Chu said seven protesters were arrested on a variety of charges, and they were being processed. One of the protesters faces weapons possession charges. Chu said the protester had a bicycle chain wrapped around his fist and was threatening passers-by.

Well, at least he wasn't waving a Gadsden flag or a sign with the Bill of Rights on it. Then, we'd be talking Watchlist City!

The protest was organized by the Olympic Resistance Network to "disturb 'business as usual.'" The ORN is an umbrella group for many causes surrounding the games, ranging from environmental concerns to economic issues.

Because nothing says "Respect our cause!" quite like widespread vandalism and violence.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Fox 25 in Boston just reported that Patrick Kennedy, having seen the writing on the hand wall, will not seek re-election this year.

UPDATE: Link here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hidden Treasure

So, I picked up a used guitar case this afternoon. I bought it on-line from a store in Massachusetts and they shipped it up to their Manchester store, so I wouldn't have to drive down to get it or pay a ridiculous shipping charge.

When I opened it up to verify the interior dimensions, I looked in the little storage compartment on the neck and found a Kyser Quick-Change capo ($16 value) and a couple dozen picks.

Nice little bonus there, though I already own one of those capos.

Just thought I'd share.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Race-Baiting Idiots

Scorecards out, kids!

Time to add another "secret Republican code word" to the list of seemingly innocuous words that are, in "reality", vile, racist hate speech.

Today's entry: professor

[Harvard professor Charles J.] Ogletree, founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, says he sees the “professor” label as a thinly veiled attack on Obama’s race. Calling Obama “the professor” walks dangerously close to labeling him “uppity,” a term with racial overtones that has surfaced in the political arena before, Ogletree said.


Thomas L. Haskell, a professor emeritus of history at Rice University, agrees that racial bias may be implicit in the attack on Obama’s professorial past.

“For me and a lot of other academic types, we identify with Obama precisely because he is an intellectual,” Haskell says. “But what does that mean to John Q. Public? I don’t know. John Q. Public may be frightened of these people, especially because this particular intellectual is a black.

And parents are paying these race-baiting Janeane Garfalo fanboys good money to instill wisdom in the young, impressionable minds of their offspring.

(link via Ace of Spades HQ)

I Like This One Better

Backstory here.

Volumetric Analysis Complete

If you were to fabricate a carrying case for a salt molecule and place the combined intellectual capacity of these two rocket scientists inside it, the salt molecule would still have plenty of room to put its feet up.

Two Words: Mental Disorder

Democrats openly celebrating the wholesale bankrupting of a great nation.

Though, you don't actually see who's doing the clapping there. It could very well be the Republicans celebrating another nail being driven into the coffin of the Democrat's majority in Congress.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Forget the 3-in-1 Oil

This nut's loose.

DOVER, N.H. -- A man who took hostages two years ago at Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign office and who was on probation has cut off his monitoring equipment and is considered at large.

Corrections officials said Leeland Eisenberg cut off his GPS monitoring equipment at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday and is at large. Eisenberg apparently took a Breathalyzer test Tuesday morning and then cut off his GPS device.

He was last seen at the Family Dollar store in Dover getting into a green SUV with a female driver, officials said.

Monday, February 08, 2010


Big f***ing fringe.

Embrace the Rhetoric

High resolution version here.

UPDATE: Is this better? And, by "better", I mean "something you guys would cough up a couple bucks for in bumper sticker format".

UPDATE II: Just switched the second picture there with the version soon to be available (8.5" x 2.75). Stay tuned for ordering info.

The Super Bowl Commercial I'd Like To See

Bloated federal budget: $3.8 trillion

Failed stimulus bill: $800 billion

Watching the loony-bin left erupt in a blood-boiling fit of sanctimonious rage over Sarah Palin's use of a 99-cent Sharpie: Priceless

(H/T to Jetty45 in the GP comments for the idea)

More Snow, Please

WaPo: Federal Government Closed on Monday

The federal government will be closed on Monday in the Washington area, according to the Office of Personnel Management, as the region continues to plow out of an historic snowstorm.


Closing the federal government for one day costs taxpayers roughly $100 million in lost productivity, a price tag [OPM Director John] Berry said weighs heavily on his final decisions.

At the rate this administration is spending [read: flushing down the toilet] the taxpayers' money, that $100 million will be more than made up on the other side of the equation.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Quote of the Day

Charles Krauthammer: The great peasant revolt of 2010

For liberals, the observation that "the peasants are revolting" is a pun. For conservatives, it is cause for uncharacteristic optimism. No matter how far the ideological pendulum swings in the short term, in the end the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail.

What's the Big Deal?

It's not like he wore a jacket with a snowmobile logo on it.

CBS2Chicago: Cohen's Ex-Wife Claims He Tried To Choke Her

Cook County court records reveal that Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Scott Lee Cohen's ex-wife accused him of taking several anabolic steroids and repeatedly threatening her and her children. She also accused him Thursday of trying to choke her before their marriage.

The allegations are coming to light as Cohen is resisting calls to step down from the party's ticket before the November general election.

A shady politician from Cook County getting his party's nomination for public office without having his record exposed to any kind of scrutiny in the establishment news media?

Me, shocked face, some assembly required.

UPDATE: Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

CHICAGO (AP) - The Democratic nominee for Illinois lieutenant governor has dropped out of the race less than a week after winning the nomination amid a political uproar about his past.

Political uproar?

Excuse me?

Isn't that what we say when a candidate creates a stir by taking a controversial position on a political issue?

Oh, wait, I forgot. This guy's a part of the Chicago/Cook County Corruption machine, where knife play is a considered a legitimate political tool, just part of the job.

At the Risk Of Repeating Myself... all depends on one's definition of accidental.

EAST KINGSTON, N.H. -- An East Kingston man is in critical condition after he apparently shot himself accidentally, police said.

Police said they believe Jeffrey Kuzarian, 26, shot himself with a large-caliber weapon at about 1:20 a.m. Friday at a home on Rogers Lane. The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation, but police said they believe it may have been accidental.

Kuzarian was flown by helicopter to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston with life-threatening injuries.

Police said there were about 10 adults in their 20s at the time of the shooting. Investigators are continuing to interview people who were there.

My two cents, posted in the comments:

Sorry, but if you injure yourself with a firearm, as a direct result of having handled said firearm in violation of the four basic rules of firearms safety at 1:20 in the morning in a room full of people, it's not an "accident". It might not have been "intentional", but the word we need to use here is "negligent". Drastically negligent. I'm not passing judgment on the person involved (and I hope he fully recovers from his injuries), that's just the proper use of the English language.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Call It a Hunch...

...but something tells me this isn't going to generate the kind of bipartisanship Obama's all that crazy about - bipartisan opposition to his radical, leftist takeover of America and the lives of her citizens.

( – Three House Democrats are now pushing legislation that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating carbon emissions—a decision the agency announced in December -- without express permission from the Congress.

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Rep. Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would amend the Clean Air Act to exclude regulations based on global warming effects, while Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) has a bill that would keep the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases at all unless approved by Congress.

Nothing like starting the weekend with a cold beer and a story about members of Obama's own party pulling the brake lever on the Hopenchange Express.

The Tyranny Is Coming! The Tyranny Is Coming!

Though, I have a hunch that's not quite the intent of the message conveyed here.

Dr. James Hansen is Paul Revere to the foreboding tyranny of climate chaos — a modern-day hero who has braved criticism and censure and put his career and fortune at stake to issue the call to arms against the apocalyptic forces of ignorance and greed.

— Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

I couldn't have said it better myself.

To arms, indeed.

Next Up: Nerf Bar Stools

Boston Globe: Britons toast to new shatterproof pint glasses

LONDON - Soon Britons will be able to get smashed at the pub while their pint glasses will not.

The shatterproof pint glass was proudly unveiled by the government yesterday. Officials swore the country would save billions in health care costs by coming up with a glass that does not double as a lethal weapon.

But no officials talked about changing the British binge drinking culture at the root of the problem.

Nor, are they willing to talk about the runaway nanny state culture of a government that treats its subjects like children incapable of making their own behavioral choices, and then feigns surprise when they act as, well, children incapable of making their own behavioral choices.

There are about 87,000 alcohol-related glass attacks each year, with many resulting in hospital visits, Home Secretary Alan Johnson said as he introduced the two prototype shatterproof pint glasses.


Britain estimates that attacks from broken pint glasses cost the National Health Service roughly $4.3 billion per year.

Once you've reached that tipping point where slicing up the face of the guy next to you at the bar with a broken glass no longer crosses over into socially unacceptable behavior - and actually becomes a desired goal - are you honestly going to let a shatterproof bar glass prevent you from bringing harm to that person?

I Guess It All Depends...

...on one's definition of conservative.

The Gallup Poll reported Thursday afternoon that a majority of Democrats, 53%, have a “positive” image of socialism, which includes independents who lean toward the blue party.

Only 17 percent of Republican and GOP-leaners hold socialism in a positive light. In total, more than one-third of Americans, 36%, have a positive image of socialism.

Also viewing socialism positively: 61% of liberals, 39% of moderates and 20% of conservatives.

Loss of individual freedom.

All-powerful, centralized government.

Universal welfare state.

What's not to love?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Bloom Is Off the Lilac

WMUR: Poll Shows 18-Point Slip In Obama's Approval Rating In NH

DURHAM, N.H. -- A new poll shows that President Barack Obama's approval rating in New Hampshire has dropped nearly 20 points.

The WMUR/Granite State Poll shows that Obama's those who approve of how he is doing dropped from 66 percent in February 2009 to 48 percent now.


Those who disapprove of the job the president is doing has more than doubled, going from 21 percent last year to 47 percent now.

As the article states, this was a polling sample of randomly selected adults in New Hampshire, not likely voters. And, from the poll report (available here), Obama voters outnumbered McCain voters 236-191.

The poll shows that his job approval among independents has gone from 65 percent in February 2009 to 39 percent this year.

Seems the good people of New Hampshire don't take too kindly to having their country trashed and being lied to on a daily basis by a condescending, lying, elitist blowhard.

I think Bob Marley said it best:

You can fool some people sometimes,
But you can't fool all the people all the time.
So now we see the light (What you gonna do?),
We gonna stand up for our rights! (Yeah, yeah, yeah!)

Speaking of Change

Thank God we no longer have a bumbling idiot in the White House who can't even read a teleprompter without mispronouncing common words.

Our Commander-in Chief, ladies and gentlemen.

Now, imagine if Sarah Palin had said that.

It's Official

Massachusetts now has more Republican senators than Montana, North Dakota, Arkansas, and West Virginia.


Like an Iron Albatross

We need to hogtie this delusional numbnut and hang him around the neck of every "progressive" Democrat and Hopenchange-enabling RINO running for Congress this year and sink them all.

President Obama veered off script – and away from the facts – when he spoke about the stimulus bill today in Nashua, NH.

“Now, if you hear some of the critics, they'll say, well, the Recovery Act, I don't know if that's really worked, because we still have high unemployment,” the president said. “But what they fail to understand is that every economist, from the left and the right, has said, because of the Recovery Act, what we've started to see is at least a couple of million jobs that have either been created or would have been lost. The problem is, 7 million jobs were lost during the course of this recession.”

But, don't you dare call him a liar.

That's racist.

I Should Audition For a Gig at the AP


WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly last week, while continuing claims fell sharply.


(AP) The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, as employers remain reluctant to hire even with the economy showing signs of recovery.


WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of newly laid off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week as the recovery of the nation's battered labor market proceeds in fits and starts.


WASHINGTON — The number of newly-laid off workers seeking jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, as the job market recovers at a slow and uneven pace.


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, fresh evidence the job market remains a weak spot in the economic recovery.


WASHINGTON – The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs are continuing and jobs remain scarce.


Sales of new U.S. homes unexpectedly tumbled in September, their first drop in six months, underscoring the hazards to an economic recovery that businesses appeared to be banking on.


WASHINGTON — Sales of new homes plunged unexpectedly last month to the lowest level since April, a sign the housing market recovery will be rocky.


Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly in December, capping the industry's worst year on record and fueling concern that the housing market turnaround could falter.

Here, let me try.

I woke up this morning at 6:00, a time that had arrived unexpectedly, to the see the sun unexpectedly rising in the east, took a shower, in which the water was unexpectedly wet, and poured myself a cup of coffee from the coffee maker I had set up and programmed the night before, that had unexpectedly produced a pot of coffee at 6:15.

Then I stepped out of my house here in New Hampshire to find that it was unexpectedly cold outside, so I had to scrape off the frost that had unexpectedly formed on my windshield, using the ice scraper which I unexpectedly found behind the seat of the truck, right where I had left it.

I'm in the wrong line of work. This shit is easy.

Glad I'm Not the Only One...

...who's more than a little uncomfortable with the notion of the IRS stocking up on short-barreled combat shotguns, specifying such features as...

...Wilson Combat Ghost Ring rear sight and XS4 Contour Bead front sight, Knoxx Reduced Recoil Adjustable Stock, and Speedfeed ribbed black forend... as to be compatible with the agency's "combat training".

Yet, there remain some in government who are shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, to find themselves dramatically falling out of favor with the American public.

Instapundit: "Just remember, the taxpayers have a lot more."

Jay G.: "Back Up The IDON'TF**KIN'THINKSO Truck..."

New Jovian Thunderbolt:

How many dynamic entry scenarios, firearms drawn, homeowners proned out, rooms cleared, and search warrant executed, does the Internal Revenue Service have to do each year? Or EVER?!

BMEWS calls out the Feds on their compatibility claim and asks the salient question:

How the hell do you wear out a Remington in 12 years? This is something no one else has ever been able to do. You’d think the IRS is in constant gun battles or something?

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Not Bad, Considering the Kid's Age

But, his shocked face is too, well, shocked looking. Kinda defeats the joke.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bad Gun Control Schemes Are Like Herpes

You can make them go away for a while, but fear not...they'll be back.

mAss Backwards - January 2006:

I've seen plenty of hair-brained gun control schemes come down the Pike, but this latest idea from the "mind" of Boston City Councilor, Rob Consalvo, reaches a never-before seen height of stupidity. I've heard of thinking "outside the box" before, but Consalvo's outside the orbit of Saturn with this one.

MArooned - January 2010:

This cannot possibly be ignorance - if someone's really stupid enough to believe that putting a GPS device in a firearm would do *anything* to reduce crimes committed with firearms, they're too stupid to avoid drinking out of a bottle with a skull and crossbones on it to reach adulthood.

Further proof that you can't kill stupid.

You can only hope to contain it and keep it a safe distance away from the ones you love.

It's a Pretty Good Crowd For a Friday

Happy anniversary my friend Mel Stiller of "Sing-Along With Mel" fame, who recently celebrated his 20th year of helping intoxicated bar patrons in Boston's Theater District make complete jackasses out of themselves in public.

Hey, I resent resemble that!

The crew from Channel 5's Chronicle was there to mark the occasion, as was Boston City Councilor John Tobin to issue a proclamation declaring it "Mel Stiller Night" in the City of Boston.

Let 'Em Eat Cake Debt

Obama's "solution" for struggling small business owners sounds frighteningly similar to his "solution" to the country's economic woes.

More debt!

"It's tough on small businesses right now," she said. "I mean, it's tough everywhere. We need to get the economy moving somehow."

Obama has announced a plan to shift $30 billion to small banks. The idea is that the banks would then lend the money to small businesses.

I can't speak for every small business owner out there, but I'd wager that what most of us would rather have instead are more customers and more profits.

Of course "profits" is a four-letter word to the Socialist-in-Chief and his army of Alinskyite cohorts.

But...He Promised!

OK, show of hands, how many of you didn't see this middle class tax increase coming down the Hopenchange Highway?

Grappling to contain record deficits, President Barack Obama is seeking to end a middle-class tax break he once said would be permanent.


An administration official said the tax credit reflects changing realities in Congress on climate change legislation.

The tax [credit] initially was intended to compensate middle-class families for increased energy costs related to a cap-and-trade mechanism that would have capped greenhouse gas emissions by businesses while setting up a system allowing emissions credits to be bought and sold, the official said. The credit was to be paid for by revenue from the cap-and-trade system.

Lying scam artists, the whole lot of 'em.

UPDATE: Nothing to see here.

No, really.

Nothing to see.

The news service Reuters withdrew a story last night titled "Backdoor taxes to hit middle class" after the White House reached out and pointed out "errors of fact."

Hey, if Honest Obe says there were "errors of fact", who are we to question his Holy Truthfulness?

It's not like he'd lie to the American people to further his agenda, right?

The Never-Ending Campaign Rolls On

President Obama's teleprompter will be continuing its Blame Bush North American Tour in Nashua today. Expect the fertilizer to be spread deep and wide.

WMUR: Obama Visits NH After Releasing Budget Plan

NASHUA, N.H. -- President Barack Obama will visit New Hampshire on Tuesday, a day after he delivered a $3.8 trillion budget to Congress.

The plan calls for $53 billion in tax cuts and $50 billion in spending to create jobs. The president said that it is time for the country to live within its means as he proposed the plan.

"We're at war," he said. "Our economy has saved or created lost 7 million jobs in the last two years. Our government is deeply in debt after what can only be described as a decade of profligacy."

Obama said he was reminding the country of a dire situation that he said his administration inherited.

And, what better way to "fix" an economic crisis brought on by the over-borrowing and spending of hundreds of billions of dollars than to do more of the same.

Hey, a trillion here, a trillion there, pretty soon you'll be talking about real money.

If the comments posted to thie story on the WMUR website are any indication, the president should get a nice "warm" welcome when he shows his face in the Gate City today.

How Do You Say "Fail" In Canadian?

Ready the shocked face.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams is set to undergo heart surgery this week in the United States.

Why not Cuba? Michael Moore says it's the one of the best countries in the world to be in when you need medical attention.

CBC News confirmed Monday that Williams, 60, left the province earlier in the day and will have surgery later in the week.

The premier's office provided few details, beyond confirming that he would have heart surgery and saying that it was not necessarily a routine procedure.

Deputy Premier Kathy Dunderdale is scheduled to hold a news conference Tuesday morning.

She's expected to provide more details about Williams's condition, as well as how the provincial government will function during his absence.

Perhaps Ms. Dunderdale could then provide us with more details as to how well the government's "progressive" health care system is working.