30 June 2012

She beat me to it.

I've been formulating a post concerning the ridiculous notion that 'Justice' Roberts has somehow gotten over on the Thug Regime by voting in favor of Obamacare.  "Oh, but he MADE THEM ADMIT IT'S A TAX NOT A PENALTY!!  Now we've got them right where we want them!!"

As if anyone's going to give a damn.  95% of America will think, "Whatever it is, they said it was legal.  Oh, well..." and turn back to 'Ow My Balls.'  The nuances supposedly at work here don't amount to a beer fart in a hurricane when the rubber meets the road.

28 June 2012

Another 'Vote Romney' excuse bites the dust.

Too many otherwise rational people are urging us to vote for Mittens because ZOMG WHAT IF OBUMMER GETS TO APPOINT TEH SUPREME COURT JUSTICEZ!!!!!oneone!!eleventy1!

Well, jeepers, that would be just terrible.  Then we might wind up with a bunch of Leftists who'd vote to embrace unConstitutional bullshit laws.

Oh, wait...!!

I'm not even pissed off.  I'm just coldly noting that the SCOTUS has just proven itself no supporter of the Constitution, the People, or America.  Tyrants, all.

26 June 2012

The tipping point

Melody Byrne pinpoints the exact period the the 'Educational System' became the 'Indoctrination System.'

But I digress. Point is, in the space of 7 years everything changed. My mother, til the day she died, just could not understand how it happened that she kept me in the same district and the same high school as my brothers and they got a much better education.

It's simple. The teachers, the administration, and the culture of the school system.

Due to the circumstances of the district I grew up in, and my age, I'm the leading edge of the generation where personal accomplishments were politically incorrect and competition was banned. These ideas filtered in with the new teachers; for this reason rapidly growing districts and the inner cities (where only young teachers without seniority could be found to work) were the first to undergo the transformation.


So take a bunch of children. Tell them they MUST be in a place or else bad things happen and they MUST show up every day. Tell them they MUST obey the teacher or else bad things happen. Then teach them that they are powerless over their own intelligence and own abilities and the only rewards they can possibly get are from being a good little cog in the system.

Then put them in the real world and be utterly shocked that they don't take control over their own lives.

Gen Y, Generation "Why Bother", Boomerang Generation, Peter Pan Generation (because we won't grow up)... think those might have anything to do with the operant conditioning we were forced through as kids? When you're told that you have no control over yourself or your situation and that the big teacher in the sky doles out what is fair and what you deserve... why in the hell would you try at all?
RTWT.  This lady definitely has it surrounded.

Cool stuff from our favorite spitfire

Four Cool Things
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - June 26, AD 2012 8:16 PM MST

1. Put this in your "God is really, really smart. Humans? Not so much." file. Within just the last few years, farmers all over the U.S. have noticed a strange and completely heretofore unseen incidence of SULFUR deficiency in crops. Odd. Why would sulfur deficiency issues suddenly appear where they had never been seen before?

It turns out that the sulfur in the diesel burned by the tractors would aerosolize in the exhaust, and then precipitate and FERTILIZE the ground at planting and harvest as the tractor effectively covered the entire field. When the tyrannical government removed pretty much all sulfur from the diesel itself, and by mandating sulfur-scrubbing exhaust systems on tractors within the last decade, they removed the necessary sulfur fertilization mechanism from the system.

So, just reviewing, God Almighty specifically creates this planet filled with a substance that not only is an incredibly efficient energy source, but which also contains needed fertilizer which the burning of said fuel in internal combustion engines perfectly spreads over farmground making it incredibly productive above and beyond the productivity made possible by the internal combustion engine-driven devices themselves.

God, smart. People, stupid. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy must be exterminated before they kill us all.

2. Here is the sharpest, sprightliest 101 year old person I have ever seen, and her awesome 1930 Packard Straight Eight. What a car. And, should there be an EMP attack, her Packard will still start and run like a Swiss watch, while the rest of us will have 4000 pound paper weights in our garages.

Note the sign: "Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill." What a gal!

3. Here's a very cool Shroud of Turin nugget for you. Now, you have to be careful with crazy numerology stuff. If given enough calculation cycles, you can use numerology to make anything look like it is related to anything else. Demons like Farrakhan use crazy, insane numerology nonsense arguments, as do many of the "Rapture" scam con-artists, Harold Camping being a recent example. I don't think that one should have a conversion experience based upon what I'm about to show you, but I think we can look at it in an adult frame of mind and say, "Hey, that's pretty cool!"

There are three references to a linen shroud in the Gospels. One is in Matthew, one in Mark, and one in Luke:

"And Joseph taking the Body, wrapped It up in a clean linen cloth." --Matthew 27:59

"And Joseph buying fine linen, and taking Him down, wrapped Him up in the fine linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewed out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre." -- Mark 15:46

"And taking Him down, he wrapped Him in fine linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre that was hewed in stone, wherein never yet any man had been laid." --Luke 23:53

If you put a decimal point between the chapters and verses and add all three of these together and then divide by three you get:

27.59 + 15.46 + 23.53 = 66.58

66.58 divided by 3 = 22.19

Mark has only sixteen chapters and John has only 21, so those two books are out. Let's look up chapter 22 verse 19 in Matthew and Luke:

"Shew Me the coin of the tribute. And they offered Him a penny. And Jesus saith to them: Whose image and inscription is this?
-- Matthew 22:19-20

"And taking bread, He gave thanks, and brake; and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you.
-- Luke 22:19

Whose image is this? + This is My Body.

Admittedly this is fudged a bit as you have to let the Matthean passage spill over into verse 20, but it does put a wry smile on one's face. Also remember that the chapter and verse notations were added centuries after the fact for ease of study. It's a coincidence, but it is still pretty nifty. And yes, I do think the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Christ. Anatomically and forensically perfect photographic and X-ray negatives made by super-massive bursts of EM radiation aren't a dime a dozen. In fact, there is only one. And the radio carbon dating done in the 1970's? Yeah, they tested patch area. Facepalm. Way to go, Science.

*Source: "The True Icon" by Paul Badde

4. Finally on the cool theme, here is Nat Cole singing Hoagy Carmichael's masterpiece, "Stardust" with images from the Hubble telescope.

Now, that's cool.

 1:  Yet another reason to see the EPA as a bunch of meddlesome douchebags.

2:  That Packard is totally badass.

3:  I had my doubts about the Shroud of Turin, but it really is looking like something miraculous.

4:  For those of you who think that Fitty Cent and Justin Bieber are 'music...' you've just been schooled, bitches.

That is all.

24 June 2012

Why I live in Arizona

Notice the officer's commentary.  No whinging about how the young man should have waited for the Proper Authorities, or how the Evil Gun made him shoot a Poor Underpriveleged Minority Who Probably Loves Puppies And Farts Rainbows.

"The police and indeed our community does not ever want to see a situation where a teenager of that age has to take a weapon to protect his family ... but this young man did exactly what he should have done," he said. "I'm not sure he gave full thought about what he had to do. He just acted."

Emphasis mine.  Well done, young man!  And to those of you who may be contemplating criminal activity in the Sovereign State of Arizona...think twice, punks.  Because this is how we roll--we defend our person and property by any and all necessary means.  And our LEO's have our back in that regard.

Go rob Kalifornians.  It's a lot safer.

21 June 2012

No ulterior motives here.

Fast & Furious was nothing but a simple government operation that wasn't well thought out.  There is absolutely no evidence that it was ever intended to double as a bludgeon against the right of the American people to keep and bear arms.

Umm...or not.

ATF officials didn't intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called "Demand Letter 3". That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or "long guns." Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF's Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:

"Bill - can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks."

And, of course, we bitter clingers haven't been telling you this since the damn story broke or anything.  Now that it's on CBS, will you kindly pull your head out and take notice?

(HT the Treehouse)

19 June 2012

Brothers in Arms

Does anyone else find it ironic that Jesse Jackson's little protest caused Black and White people to stand together--in opposition?

Moreover, Jackson’s so-called rally at the Action Impact gun range did have an unintended effect. He actually brought the so-called divided people - whites and blacks - together to mount a counter-protest. Jackson’s designated minion, the Operation Push Detroit Chairman, and two other people doubling as props were given a most proper reception from about 50 freedom and gun loving folks of all hues.

The aforementioned demonstration did garner interest from the local media. However, when the event unfolded, it was quite evident that Jackson’s message was ignored by a community over-run with violent criminals and local law enforcement’s ability to keep crime in check. In fact, as of June 10th there have been 152 homicides in the city Detroit alone per DPD’s web site. Jackson has lost touch with the community he is trying to lead.

No one in the metro-Detroit area is buying the rhetoric Jackson is selling. Criminals do not buy their firearms from gun ranges. Make no mistake about it, gun ranges are making a lot of money these days by selling their products to law-abiding citizens who have to jump through bureaucratic hoops and governmental obstructions to legally buy handguns: Handgun Purchase Permits or issued Michigan Concealed Pistol Licenses, Basic Pistol Safety Questionnaires, and background checks. Maybe Jackson is looking for a way to cash in on this cash cow created by criminals who in many cases are forcing the hands of good people wishing to not be victims.

God has a great sense of humor, y'all.  (HT the Treehouse)

17 June 2012

The Sultan on the Nanny State

Can't really add anything to this:

Give a maniac a gun and he'll shoot up a whole lot of people. Give activists the power to regulate and ban... and they will regulate and ban every single thing that they can think of. If one ban doesn't do it, then they'll try ten more. They won't stop until someone takes away the gun that shoots bills, unloads it and then hides it on a high shelf that they can't reach.

Tyranny doesn't stop where you think it should. It doesn't stop with, "Okay, this might be a good idea". It doesn't stop with "Wait, what?!" And it doesn't stop with "They can't do that." It doesn't stop at all. That's why they call it tyranny.

In a democracy, it has to start slow, sidling up to you like a con artist with a hard luck story at a fair. There's always a good cause, a compelling reason and then eventually a gun to your head when you realize that you've been had and you want out. Because there's no way out. Either you keep falling for the con or the gun comes out.

RTWT; it's a fantastic, entertaining and troubling essay.

16 June 2012


You needz them.


Estonia has a REAL President!

Can we have one too?  Yeah, I know, WTF is Estonia?  It's a former Soviet satellite, a tiny little country which came out of the Cold War reasonably intact.

Oh, did I mention that Estonia is economically kicking ass while the rest of Europe is falling apart? Of course, their methods are based on common sense, rather than socialist bullcrap, so those 'economists' who worship statism are quick to put them down.  Well, President Ilves ain't havin' it.  Here's one of a string of his tweets to Paul Dumbass Krugman, word for word:

Chill. Just because my country’s policy runs against the Received Wisdom & I object doesn’t mean y’all gotta follow me….

RTWT.  Now, that's how a REAL President rolls.  Well done, sir...if--despite our best efforts--America falls, any chance of getting a visa?


10 June 2012

Garage sale special

One of Mrs. Wraith's passions is garage sale-ing, and she insisted we go out and do so yesterday.  We don't have a lot of money this week, but I agreed.  It makes her happy, and you never know what you'll find.  I'd been wanting a scope for our .22 Marlin for a while now...

...and, lo and behold, I found one.  For FIVE BUCKS.  Only problem is that now the rifle doesn't fit in its case anymore.  (Guess I'll find a new case at the next sale!)

Thank God for our capitalist society that allows broke-asses like myself to find usable goods at bargain prices, courtesy of those who make more than we do.

06 June 2012

A significant difference

I've been saying the same thing for years, but not as eloquently as Karl Denninger:

Let me be clear: There's a hell of a difference between a pig and a police officer. A police officer acts within The Constitution and The Law. He obtains a warrant before he performs a search. He confines the use of "no-notice, no-knock" warrants to legitimate circumstances where imminent risk of death or serious bodily harm to uninvolved and innocent parties exist, rather than using them as a "show of force." He takes responsibility for his or her errors, including "accidentally" raiding the wrong house and understands that if he does that he's in the wrong and runs the risk of being shot as he's unlawfully entering private property -- he is in fact an armed felon committing a breaking and entering! This in turn drives said officer to be damned sure he's raiding the right address and to restrict said "raids" to those circumstances where they are utterly unavoidable -- and that's very, very rare.

I fully support police officers and the rule of law.

I spit on the shoes of pigs and their testosterone-laden Rambo re-enactments along with the "special treatment" that is so-often handed out when they violate the rights of citizens or simply break the law.

RTWT.  If you still don't understand the difference, you're more than likely part of the problem.

04 June 2012

Think about it.

“That’s frightening,” Walters remarked. “Frightening. Free society? Free? These people are petrified of their own government and won’t open their mouths.

Isn't this the very definition of a police state?  Isn't this the kind of thing that went on in Soviet Russia...you know, the kind of thing 'that could never happen here?'

Not only is America dead, but her corpse is starting to stink.  :(

03 June 2012

The Communist Manifesto

(or, Other People Have More Stuff Than Me And I Want It!  WAAAH!)

Joe Huffman describes his reactions to reading this piece of garbage.  Go read now, and don't neglect the comments.

Over the weekend I read The Communist Manifesto for the first time. I expected some sort of almost magical power to draw me into embracing the evil. I was surprised, disappointed, and finally I had a sinking feeling of emptiness as I thought about it more.

The book was like a synopsis of a poorly written alternate history novel. Assumptions critical to the reasoning which followed were unsupported and, at least to my present day perspective, either blatantly wrong or highly suspect. Even conceding the authors their assumptions without contest the conclusions reached with such confidence were as unstable as any house of cards.

And this is the book that convinced millions of people to murder hundreds of millions of others? Is this all that it takes to remove the thin veneer off of civilized behavior and enable the most evil empires human history as ever known? Self described intellectuals accept this book as a valid political philosophy? These "intellectuals" regard themselves as my betters? Wow!

If you describe yourself as a Marxist or Communist, you have just revealed to the civilized world that you are a brainless twit, consumed with envy and jealousy of your betters, and that you are about as historically literate as a potted plant.  May God have mercy on your twisted soul.

02 June 2012

And now for something completely different.

Anyone who's ever lived in the Northern Midwest is familiar with the "Hot Dish," or what strange other tribes call a "Casserole."  It's some good stuff, as comfort foods go.  It's easy to make, it's filling...and it's more bland than Mitt Romney eating a cucumber and white bread sandwich in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  So, in my own inimitable style, I decided to fire it up a bit with an American/ Indian/ Southwestern fusion vibe.

Southwestern Curried Tater Tot Hot Dish


1 lb. ground beef

1 tsp. garlic salt

1 chopped white onion

3 tbsp bread crumbs

3 tbsp curry powder

1 tbsp rubbed sage

1 tsp cayenne (red) pepper

1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1/2 soup can milk

1 32-oz pkg Tater Tots

Preheat oven to 375.  Crumble beef and garlic salt into 9x 13 baking dish, add onion, sprinkle bread crumbs on top.  Combine the rest of the ingredients, mixing well, and pour over meat mixture.  Top with closely-spaced Tater Tots and bake for 1 hour.

Comfort with a kick...you betcha!