31 December 2011

Riffing on a meme

The "What's in your iPod" question is making the rounds, and I am unable to answer.  I don't own an iPod or anything like it.  I'm still in awe that a 6-CD car stereo is now considered 'Old School,' but that's how I roll, yo.

So, I'm going to modify the question a bit, by listing the albums and my favorite track from each:

George Thorogood -- Greatest Hits: 30 Years of Rock.  Favorite track:  Gearjammer.  I actually bought the album just for this.

Songs of Anarchy.  Favorite track:  Gimme Shelter.  This is, without question, the best cover of that song I've ever heard.

Evanescence -- Fallen.  Favorite track:  Bring Me To Life.  Amy Lee's phenomenal voice never fails to give me shivers.

Suzanne Vega -- 99.9 * F.  Favorite Track:  Bad Wisdom.  Reminds me a lot of my younger days.

Sisters of Mercy -- A Slight Case of Overbombing.  Favorite track:  Temple of Love.  I just have to watch my foot-to-floor distance when I crank this in my pickup.  Tickets suck when you're a truck driver.

Kate Bush -- The Red Shoes.  Favorite track:  Rubberband Girl.  Kate's an acquired taste, but highly varied and interesting.  She appeals to those of us with slightly skewed thought processes.
So, that's what's in my stereo.  If anyone wants to continue along this branch of internet weirdness, just post it in a comment here, or provide a link to wherever you did.

29 December 2011

I stand in awe.

Even in my hardcore, punk rock, screw-you days, I don't believe I have ever been quite as In Your Face as the guy I'm about to link.  I warn you now, this is one definitely NSFW blog.  Even its title contains profanity, and I'll have to edit it for TIB.

Regardless, watch the brother kick ass.

Q: "Why do you NEED high capacity magazines?"
A: "Because sometimes you have to kill a whole bunch of mother****ers."

Q: "Why do you NEED armor piercing rounds?"
A: "Because sometimes you have to kill some mother****er hiding on the other side of a wall."

Q: "Why do you NEED a fifty caliber sniper rifle?"
A: "Because sometimes you have to kill some mother****er from a kilometer away."

Q: "Why do you need a night vision scope?"
A: "Because sometimes you have to kill some mother****ers in the dark."

Oh, yeah.  Common sense delivered with a howitzer.  Sometimes, the offensive can truly be refreshing.

28 December 2011

A REAL Christmas Story

If you haven't seen this post at iOTW, you might want to have a barf bucket handy.  I'm hoping against hope that it's a hoax, but I fear it isn't.  This country, once the greatest on Earth, has somehow managed to shit out a steaming pile of the most spoiled, selfish, disgusting excuses for human beings ever to defile this planet with their meaningless whinging.

27 December 2011

If you're surprised by this...

...you haven't been paying much attention.

Why don’t they want you to know? What HAS been exposed publicly points directly to overt takeovers of the constitutional government via martial law, the use of troops on the street (in violation of Posse Comitatus) and a definitive takeover of all communications, including the establishment of secure emergency communications lines for the the Continuity of Government controllers. More to the point, it validates the worst of fears– that rhetoric issued from political leaders in America demonizing its people as potential terrorists relates to real plans, albeit obscured from popular public knowledge, to target and indefinitely detain dissidents and other ordinary citizens any during declared emergencies, or for any pretext of national security.
Just another tinfoil-hat post.  Pay it no mind.

25 December 2011

Food porn

Via Uncle Jay, I've found a great place to visit if I ever find myself back in the DFW...the Cowtown Diner.  Any place whose menu includes a breakfast called "That Boy Can Pack Some Groceries," and a side of bacon-wrapped, deep-fried deviled eggs, is definitely on my Bucket List.

And according to the health nazis, it might just be my Bucket Cause.  But, damn, it'd be worth it!

24 December 2011

When Christmas is a lonely time...

If you feel desperately alone during the holiday season--even in the midst of a crowd--please take a moment to read this, and know that you are never alone, that our Lord and Savior is with you, now and forever.

Self-defense and barroom wisdom

Some of the folks on The Infinite Blogroll are very infrequent posters, but sometimes, that's better than being Chatty Cathys.  Usually, when folks like Angela or Matthew post up, it's some stuff you need to read.  Every now and then, hit the "Show All" tag and look through the treasure trove of information that comprises TIB.

Anyway, Matthew has a great post here on the ethics of self-defense.  Go RTWT, and when you're done, I have a story for you, brought to mind by this part:

Once years ago I was in a pub with some friends. I had just left protecting my Principal (client) and was carrying my pistol (a Kahr K9 if I remember correctly). One guy in our group (not a friend and high on the a-hole quotient) started talking trash with some other guys in the bar. A moment before it went bad he looked over and said to me "you got my back right?"

"Absolutely" then shook my head no to the other guys. He was a problematic personality and wasn't any friend of mine, and frankly not worthy of waiting next to him for bail. On that note he punches (attacks) a guy in the other group and a fight ensues...for him. We stayed out of it. And we were right to.
All you young folks reading this, should take some notes.  Something very similar happened in my life, back in the summer of 1996.  Fortunately, this didn't end in a barfight, at least partially because I didn't do what Matthew did(which was a bit of a dick move if you ask me, but I wasn't there, so I'll reserve judgement).

Regarding the "elites"

The Anarchangel explains why Oppressives can't seem to understand Americans' view of government...

Conservatives and libertarians aren't against smart well educated people; in fact many of us ARE smart, well educated people.

...We're against people who want to run things.

This idea is so utterly foreign to the leftist mind, that they literally cannot conceive it, or believe it.

RTWT.  It's so simple, even a leftist can understand it.  I think.

Merry Christmas

From all of us at W&PO to all of you.  God bless you and yours.

21 December 2011

The end of G.O.P. Motors

A story too good not to share...

Joe: Well Reg, thats neat and all but the color is not the issue. It’s the car. Actually it’s the fact that its a car and not a pickup truck like I need. I already have a McPrius in the driveway on cinderblocks that I bought from you a few years ago that doesn’t run anymore. What I need is a pickup truck.

Joe starts walking over to the white pick up. It is a Dodge Palin with the Alaska package. Big tires, lift kit, big shiny tool box in the back and a electric winch in the front. Just what Joe is looking for. Joe turns to Reb.

Joe: This is what I want. I can get to the job site no matter where it is. I got a safe place for my tools, a big bed for the materials, and even a winch I can put to good use. Lets go into the office and discuss the terms and...

Reg: Oh come on! You don’t want the Dodge Palin. The Romney Volt is what you need. I mean look at that beauty! Its even eco friendly! All the chicks dig it! That magic paint job! You gotta get this thing!

Joe: Naw Reg. I want the pick up truck. Lets go get this done. I don’t want to lose a chance at getting this job. Joe turns towards the office takes 3 steps and hears SMASH! Turning around Joe sees Reg with a sledgehammer, breaking the windows, caving in the fenders, knocking off the mirrors. Shocked Joe runs over to Reg who is smiling as he walks away from the Dodge Palin, drops the sledgehammer , and wipes his hands briskly together.

Joe: What the hell did you do that for!

Reg: I was saving you from yourself! Now that that’s settled, lets get you in that Romney Volt!
RTWT.  All you libs out there, can you now understand that we despise the Cocktail Party GOP Establishment even more than you do?

20 December 2011


Just read it, and let it sink in.

On Vomiting and Crazy Eyes
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - December 19, AD 2011 9:17 PM MST
As expected, the “hiss out of hell”, to quote Chesterton, came streaming out of my inbox with regards to the Immaculate Conception piece. But, there were just as many lovely emails, too. Thanks to all. One that stood out in particular relates directly to vomiting. The writer, a man, tried to take the tack that I was some sort of a fascist for, well, ACTUALLY BELIEVING in a doctrine or premise. His take – and this is EXTREMELY COMMON across our culture today – is that I have “my truth” regarding Mary and he has “his truth” and in the end it is all the same and doesn’t really matter.
Oh, hells no. He is where I GO OFF.
That “your truth – my truth” bullshit is one of the single most evil concepts in the universe. It is satanic and it is exactly the tool that is being used to destroy civilization and humanity. Rustle up a cup of cocoa or a glass of port and settle in, because this is going to go in-depth.
First, to the actual vomiting itself. For that we go to the words of Our Lord in Revelation chapter 3 verses 15-16.
And to the angel of the church of Laodicea, write: These things saith THE AMEN, the faithful and true witness, who is the beginning of the creation of God: I know thy works, that thou art neither cold, nor hot. I would thou wert cold, or hot. But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of My mouth.
In this context “THE AMEN” is used as a name of Christ Himself. “The Amen” means the Truth Itself, which is God Himself, specifically referring to the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, Christ. So Christ, who is Truth, says that He would rather people be either hot or cold, but lukewarmness He will VOMIT out of His mouth. That’s astounding at first read. In other words, He is saying, look, either believe something or don’t. Don’t come at me with this godforsaken “church of Oprah” bullshit about “your truth and my truth”. Christ would rather a person be an atheist than one of these wretched “hey, whatever” types, and I can actually see exactly what He means. If you asked me who I would rather have a conversation with: an atheist or a “my truth your truth bullshit” pseudo-Christian, I’d take the atheist, without hesitation every time. You can have a productive, informative conversation with an atheist. An atheist actually believes something. He has a premise, and he believes in his premise, and is probably able to defend his premise in a rational way. In other words, there’s some meat on those bones.
In contrast, the “my truth your truth bullshit” (MTYTB) pseudo-Christian is a vapid, inane empty shell. The lights are on, but Dude, NOBODY’S HOME. To wit, Oprah Winfrey. But more importantly, the MTYTB pseudo-Christian commits a blasphemy that even the atheist does not commit. The MTYTB person is actually denying that there is any such thing as Truth at all, and remember, the Truth isn’t just a mere intellectual or philosophical construct. Intellectual and philosophical constructs exist only in the mind of man. The Truth is completely external to all of us, and is not made by us or contingent upon us, our existence, or even our recognition of the objective reality of Truth. The Truth just IS. It EXISTS. IT IS WHAT IT IS, or to quote God Himself speaking to Moses in Exodus 3:14, I AM WHO AM. 1+1 equaled 2 from all eternity, and 1+1 equaled 2 before any human being had yet pondered the question, and 1+1 will continue to equal 2 forever. Even if every person falls into some mathematical stupor or heresy and collectively become convinced that 1+1=5, 1+1 will still equal 2. That will never, ever change.
The Truth is a PERSON, more personal and more real than you or me. His name is Jesus Christ. What the MTYTB pseudo-Christians are actually doing is denying the existence of God and instead setting themselves up as “god” because they cast themselves as the arbiter and standard of “truth”. Hence, “my truth”. What utter, abject evil. Even the atheist does not do this. The atheist still maintains that there is an exterior truth to himself, and that the truth is that there is no God. The atheist is WRONG, but at least he doesn’t deify himself and still acknowledges that there is an external, referential matrix. The supreme irony and joke about the atheist is that he unknowingly PROCLAIMS GOD’S EXISTENCE by insisting that there is no God as an absolute. Any absolute requires an external existential reality to serve as the supporting matrix of that absolute. Guess who that “external existential reality” is? Yep. If the atheist REALLY wanted to stick it to God, he would adopt the reciprocal of the very common pseudo-Christian super-fun rockband church position of, “Hey, there’s no God in my truth, but maybe there is a God in your truth.” That’s about as bad as it gets.

So back to our question of Mary’s sinlessness. Either she was or she wasn’t. This is a binary question. Either I am right and you are wrong, or I am wrong and you are right. Period. Mary was and is a real person. She isn’t a fiction or a philosophical construct. And neither is Christ. Either Christ is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity who died for the sins of man and rose from the dead, or He was just another insane person. Either Jesus Christ is the Truth, or He was the biggest liar in history. Either the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread and wine, or it is a ridiculous, meaningless wine tasting, and in that case, to quote Flannery O’Connor, to hell with it. Pick your side, but spare me, and more particularly, spare Christ this “my truth your truth” pantheistic Oprah Winfrey slackjawed bullshit. Let the sifting of the wheat from the chaff commence. Ooh-rah.

Why does this matter? Because this satanic evil is what is being used to destroy civilization and humanity through the broad culture. We have been taught over the last 50 or so years that one of the worst cultural sins a person can commit is to ACTUALLY BELIEVE SOMETHING. What our culture says is, “Yeah, yeah, you can go to church and all that, but DON’T YOU DARE actually believe any of that shit.” I’m a great example of this. People see my videos and are REPULSED by the intensity of my delivery and by my “crazy eyes”. What the “crazy eyes” are is the physical manifestation of righteous anger rooted in a belief and recognition of objective truth, and the world’s ever-more severe incongruence with that objective truth. This culture has been so whipped by the satanic denial of objective truth, and the constant shaming and ridiculing of any belief in objective truth in the name of “tolerance” and “ecumenism”, that the mere sight of a person witnessing to the Truth without bracketing every sentence with an apology and qualifier is now repellant and rage-inducing to the average person.
Think about politicians. Obama, Clinton, the Kennedys, and most of the so-called “Republicans” too; these people pay LIP SERVICE to religious belief, but it is all done with a wink and a nod. “Yeah, we go to church once or twice a year, but we don’t actually BELIEVE any of that shit. You know how it is.” And sadly, it isn’t just the politicians anymore. That is the mindset of most people today. “Yeah, I’m Christian, but I don’t think Christianity is the only truth. It’s just MY TRUTH.”
Here is where this gets extremely problematic. If a culture subscribes to the “my truth your truth” line, then what inevitably happens is that the people who have the coercive power in a society begin to impose “their truth” upon everyone else. In other words, whoever has the guns and the power to imprison becomes “god” and sets the standard of “truth” in a society. We are watching this happen right now before our very eyes. The Obama regime is telling Catholics that they WILL provide contraceptives and abortions because these things are “rights” according to “their truth”. They are also telling Catholics that they WILL place adoptive children with homosexuals, and very soon they will also demand that Catholic priests marry homosexuals, because homosexuality is “normal” according to “their truth”, and they have the power to destroy people via the IRS and other governmental bureaucracies, so therefore “their truth” wins. They are telling the MF Global customers that the expectation of respect of property rights and the enforcement of contract law is unreasonable and that confiscation and theft of property by their cronies is now permitted according to “their truth”.
These psychopaths will go to any lengths, any extreme, to deny an external standard of truth, because as long as they can delude themselves and their followers into believing that lie, they set the rules, and the world and everything in it is theirs for the taking.
THIS is why Christ said that he would VOMIT the lukewarm out of His mouth, because the “my truth your truth” bullshit leads directly to hell, even though it promises to deliver a “tolerant, ecumenical utopia.” When a society falls to that evil philosophy and no one will stand and fight with “crazy eyes” for the Truth, then people will suffer and die by the millions. The ecumenical utopia you are waiting for can never and will never exist because, unlike you, the forces of evil actually believe in their satanic philosophy with a burning passion and thus will never, ever compromise or rest until they either fully infiltrate and take over or are utterly defeated. There is no third way.
Crazy eyes? You better know it. Hot, burning crazy.

And now, my own commentary...

Funny thing:  I've never, ever been in support of anyone compelling any religion to operate against their beliefs, unless it's along the lines of, "No, you can't cut that person's heart out, I don't care if you're an Aztec."  Not when I was an atheist, and not now that I'm a Christian.  I'm still about the separation of church and state--both ways--because I believe a theocracy makes a mockery of God's gift of free will.  Everybody get that?  OK.

Now, check out this statement:   "...and very soon they will also demand that Catholic priests marry homosexuals..."  Five years ago, I'd have rolled my eyes.  Two years ago, I'd have considered it possible, but unlikely. 

Today, I have no doubt at all that this is coming.  And the notion that this could--and may--become a reality, should frighten every American, whether you have faith or not.  Whether the state dictates policy to the church, or the other way around...no good can come of this.  We've seen the results throughout history.

Where is America going, and why are we in this handbasket?

(By the way:  If you think truth is subjective, try disbelieving gravity.  Let me know how that works out for ya.)

19 December 2011

An in-depth look at Rick Perry

Ace pens a monster treatise in support of the Texas governor which is highly thought-provoking.  Excerpts below...

I can only say so often that the swing voters in the center of the country are among the least-informed voters on the planet. Every survey demonstrates that, despite their claims to be all about "the substance" and "the issues," they know less about the substance and the issues than partisans on either side of the aisle.

Being apolitical, they're not very interested in politics. Stands to reason. This means, then, that they don't read much about politics.

Their decision-making is very superficial. Although I do not think that Newt Gingrich's affairs/divorces history is a disqualifier, I think it cannot be entirely discounted.


I would suggest that we should not get too hung up on fighting the last war, because the media will simply change the rules of engagement. It is true that Gingrich can go toe-to-toe with Obama on policy wonkery; it is also true that that is the very reason the media will lose all interest in intellect as a basis for comparison or qualifier for high office.

Should Gingrich be our nominee, be prepared to do a lot of double-takes as faithfulness and devotion to family suddenly becomes the key trait in a president.

The media will call Rick Perry stupid, of course. And Perry has armed them with weapons to use on this front. However, his gaffes are now several months old, and he hasn't repeated them.


Primary voters tend to be strongly ideological. We have very strongly held beliefs about abstract notions of government and "The Good."

But general election voters -- especially those swing voters -- do not have strong opinions about such matters. Otherwise they would be partisans for one camp or another. They tend to be pragmatic, rather than abstract, thinkers. They do not have any prevailing theory of governance, which is what gives them the flexibility to vote for George W. Bush in 2004 and then an all-but-declared socialist four years later.

They care almost entirely about results, because they have no underlying theory that might explain away failures (as Obama's endless theories explain away his failures, at least to his partisans).


Other candidates may have theories about their preferred economic system hypothetically producing postulated good outcomes. The ideologue Ron Paul, for example, will regale you with tales about what Austrian Economics might do, were they ever actually put into practice.

Rick Perry can say, "My policy is to have a low tax burden on wealth-creators and a fair and predictable regulatory scheme which does not seek to pick winners and losers, and here is how that has worked out in Texas."

Not theoretical. Not hypothetical. This is what actually happened.
RTWT.  If Perry gets the nomination, I'll vote for him.  Same with Santorum, Gingrich or even Bachmann.  But if Romney or Huntsman wind up with it, then you can just say hello to four more years of Obummer, and goodbye to America.

Choose wisely.

More blogrollin'

God Bless America, God Bless Texas, and God Bless An Ordinary American.  Read his "Favorite Posts" section and you'll agree.

This is what "democracy" looks like.

Welcome to the new Egypt, where a new era of peace and understanding ruthless government oppression has taken root.  Follow the link to the story at TLR, but be warned:  These are images of graphic violence.  I bear no responsibility for your blood pressure levels or stomach condition.

This is what RADICAL LEFTISM looks like.

I notice that these cowardly bastards are mostly beating women.  I thought that kind of stuff was supposed to be all bad and patriarchal or something.  Oh, well, don't worry about it.  The LSM hasn't covered it, so it's obviously not important that people are being assaulted, protest is being stifled and Coptic Christians are now heading the Endangered Species list in Egypt.  No, it's far more important that your student loans be forgiven because your $100K degree in Bitter Womynz Studies turned out to be useless in getting you a job.

May God save the people of Egypt...and America too, while He's at it.

17 December 2011

Posted without comment


Goodbye, Ron.

Via The Last Refuge, the smoking gun of the Ron Paul Newsletters.  Yep, he said it.

Even with his disatrous foreign policy outlook, I wasn't ready to completely disavow any support for the guy...until now.  RTWT and judge for yourself, but remember...

Saying NU-UH, doesn’t make the facts above go away.

Shouting, “LIAR!” – doesn’t make the facts above go away.

Giving a link to a Ron Paul denial doesn’t make the facts go away.

Shouting neocon, shill, warmonger, hit piece, or any other word in your vocabulary, doesn’t make the above facts go away.

Saying this is old news, doesn’t make the above truth go away. If a candidate for president built wealth for two decades off of being racist, voters deserve to know.

Saying this was debunked years ago, doesn’t make the truth above go away. The above facts debunk any supposed debunking from Ron Paul.

Sitting there and spouting off any other rhetoric while you ignore the evidence, does not make the evidence go away.

Calling this a joke or an act of desperation does not make the above facts go away.

Spewing a quote about how racism is about collectivism doesn’t make the above facts untrue.

Calling the evidence bogus doesn’t make the newsletters go away. Plus if you say these are all bogus, then you’re calling Ron Paul’s denial bogus too! How could he blame a ghost writer for writing something that never happened?

Saying the first person language and the presence of Ron Paul’s name doesn’t prove a thing, shows you’re clearly biased. Ron Paul defended his newsletters in 1996. Showing that he was involved and did know about them. Combine that with his actual name and first person language in them, pretty much shows he did write them. Making the presence of his name and first person references inconsequential, is laughable at the least.
Sorry, Dr. Paul--you're a nonstarter.  And frankly, I'm disappointed and disgusted.  More so by your obvious lies than the commentary in these newsletters.  Is anyone with principles and honesty left in American politics?

14 December 2011

The Great Depression: At least seven years longer than necessary.

OK, most of you Oppressives out there don't want to be bothered with all that reading stuff...I mean, it's like sooo 20th Century, isn't it?  Fear not, for I have found video of some stuff you need to know, via TLR.

It's narrated by a lovely young lady, so all you Oppressive guys can pretend you respect her for her mind, and all you Oppressive chicks can scream and whine about 'patriarchal exploitation' or whatever.  Masturbatory material for both sides--don't ever say we're not all about the equal opportunity here at W&PO!

Anyway, take five minutes and learn something.

12 December 2011

Our Boys



Merry Christmas to all our fellow cat-lovers.  And someone please lend us a forklift so we can get Spike off the floor.

It's my money in theory...

Given the precarious state of the world financial situation, I decided that the money in my 401k would be better used on food, ammo and other preparations than sitting around waiting to implode.

No dice.  Apparently, I'm not allowed to take out what's supposedly my money until I leave my job.  So, basically, that's x dollars that's just going to go up in smoke.  Great.

I'll be honest...I'm a little scared.  I'm nowhere near as prepared as I'd like to be, and the bills just keep making it impossible to improve that state.  Truck payment, homeowners' insurance, water(the water softener recently got its backflow stuck open, unbeknownst to us--want to guess how much fifty-seven thousand gallons of water costs?), gas(oy vey), and it just goes on and on.  About all I can do at this point is pray that the upcoming crapstorm waits until we can get it together.

Sorry for being a whiny punk, folks...life's just been a bit overwhelming of late.  On the plus side, Mrs. Wraith and I managed to fill six angel tree cards, so at least some kids who are far worse off than us will have something this Christmas.  And we still have each other, and our boys.  And we're not homeless and starving, at least not yet.  I just have to remember that God is good and just, and eventually, all will be set right.

May the Good Lord bless and keep all of my readers, and the rest of the world as well, through the times ahead.  Meanwhile, here's yet another really cool addition to TIB:  Hillbilly at Large.  Recommended reading, indeed.

06 December 2011


I was putzing about in the details of some of my TIB members and found an interesting side to Cold Fury...he's a fellow gearjammer.  I did not know this.  But if you have a drivers' licence, you need to read and comprehend this post.  NOW and FOREVER.


05 December 2011

Rules For Kickin' Ass

I've been passing the time between FPSRussia's YT channel* and Craigslist.  I like surfing CL in various parts of the country.  Not because I expect to move ever again, but because it gives me the vibe of certain locales, and I find that interesting.  Yes, I'm weird like that.

Anyway, I'm liking this comment by Old Southern Veteran in Mobile's R&R.

Rules for Kickin' Ass:

Rules for the Non-Military. Make sure you read #12
Dear Civilians, 'We know that the current state of affairs in our great nation has many civilians
up in arms and excited to join the military.

For those of you who can't join, you can still lend a hand. Here are a few of the areas where
we would like your assistance:

1. The next time you see any adults talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem- kick their ass.

2. When you witness, firsthand, someone burning the American Flag in protest - kick their ass.

3. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans.  If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second.  Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while a disabled veteran kicks their ass.

4. If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDUs) or Jungle Fatigues, telling others that you used to be 'Special Forces', collecting GI Joe memorabilia, might have been okay when you were seven years old, now, it will only make you look stupid and get your ass kicked.

5. Next time you come across an *Air Force* member, do not ask them, 'Do you fly a jet?' Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves an ass-kicking (children are exempt).

6. If you witness someone calling the Coast Guard 'non-military', inform them of their mistake -
and kick their ass.

7. Next time Old Glory (the US flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her - of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe ass-kicking.

8. 'Your mama wears combat boots' never made sense to me - stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely be a vet and therefore would kick your ass!
9. 'Flyboy' (*Air Force*), 'Jarhead' (*Marines*), 'Grunt' (*Army*), 'Squid' (*Navy*), 'Puddle Jumpers'(*Coast Guard*) etc., are terms of endearment we use describing each other.
Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Using them
could get your ass kicked.

10. Last, but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families. Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends, please remember that there are literally thousands of soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen far from home wishing they could be with their families. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, our country would get its ass kicked.

11. It's the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It's the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It's the Veteran, not the community organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate.
It's the Military who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.


12. If you ever see anyone singing the national anthem in Spanish - KICK THEIR ASS.

If you flag this - guess what - you deserve to get your ass kicked!
I'll back that.

He blow sheet up.  Is good.  You like.

The continued destruction of the Northland...and America

Regular readers will recall that I repeatedly focus on the apocalyptic city of Detroit as an example of what Leftist policies have done to a once-great nation.  Now, let's look at the neighboring state of Wisconsin, courtesy of my newest TIB addition, Dr. Tim.

In the last decade alone we have lost 150,000 manufacturing jobs in this state – over 25%.  And it’s not just jobs that have been lost; the companies that provided them are gone.  Those jobs are not coming back, no matter how long we extend unemployment benefits pretending they are.  The 450,000 people who still work in manufacturing in Wisconsin are damn good it at, but we are now outnumbered by people who work for government.  A significant number of the latter are tasked with taxing, regulating, and generally harassing the former.  While it is true that many manufacturers chased low-wage opportunities on their own, many more were driven out of the state by the increasing cost of doing business here.

It is a myth that unions improve wages.  If you consider only the 1,000 jobs in a closed shop, you might think an average union wage is, say, $30/hr.  But if you add in the zero wages of the 10,000 jobs lost in companies chased out by union harassment, the average of all 11,000 union workers is reduced to $2.72/hr.  Do you know the average wage of union iron miners in this state?  Zero.  And the left is fighting hard to keep it that way in Northern Wisconsin - looking out for the working man, they call it.    

It is also a myth that free trade causes job losses.  Over the past three years, U.S. manufacturers sold $70 billion more goods to our Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners than we bought from them.  Conversely, we suffered a $1.3 trillion trade deficit with countries where no FTA’s exist.  I doubt that kids are going to learn that in our government-union monopoly schools – it doesn’t fit the narrative.
Go thou forth and RTWT.

Educated in spite of the system...

...that's me.  I'm one of those whackos who thinks that the publik skool system should be dismantled with all due haste.  Looks like I'm not alone.

As usual, no blog post is complete without the commentary.  If the chart Mr. Allen posts isn't enough to raise your eyebrows, this comment from Mr. Art Welling ought to blow the top of your head off:

"All these teachers who bitch and moan that we’re wanting to cut the waste from the school system are willfully blind to their bosses’ stealing their lunches right under their collective noses"

I call bovine excrement on that line.

*I* am a teacher, and I know EXACTLY where the waste is in our system. I can walk into the Building I work at, walk straight into half a dozen offices, and point right at all the criminal waste it will take to make you sick to your stomach.

I can point at a Big $$$ director who spends as much time at his desk watching 'hobby' videos on the internet as he spends trying to trash instructors, and both together make a full work day for him.

I can point out a principals custom hand made desk that cost more than my car... and COULD have been had at 1/20th the cost from our own schools cabinetry program.

I can point out administration who swore they were taking a pay freeze, since they demanded we take one.... and then awarded themselves multi thousand dollar 'bonus' packages.... again each worth more than my car.

I can point out instructors who are selling scrap metal to buy shop supplies.... while the admin is billing the school for $500 meals.

I can point to a brand new state mandated 'administrator' who's job no instructor in three building can see the purpose of, but is so heavily work laden he requires a very pretty young assistant to... well.... assist him I suppose. So far, all he does is wander around the building.

Yes... we know EXACTLY where the waste is, and nobody who matters will listen to us. We are the teachers.... we are the bad guys of this weeks agenda, so nobody cares to listen to us.

We are the people who work 60-70 hour weeks while getting paid for 40, and take over the job of raising the kids everyone else has abandoned.... but we are the 'bad guys'.

We are the teachers, who spend ten extra hours a week writing paperwork that no one will ever read, just so some outrageously paid administrator can claim their job has purpose.

Yes... we damn well know where the waste is. We have to wade through it every single $%#@&%$ day just to do our jobs. We have to feel our noses shoved in it every morning, when we arrive at school an hour early to sweep the useless make work away before we can do our real job. We have to endure the stink of waste... watching administrators buy *themselves* new toys as we buy class supplies from our own pockets.

We are the people who do the actual work... and who nobody will listen to.

We are the people who have read Atlas Shrugged, understand it, and will be the last ones out the door as the lights go out.
Homeschooling.  Private schooling.  Anything is preferable to what we have now.  Even no schooling at all--at least then we won't have our pockets picked in order to pay for a custom desk or hottie 'assistant' for some parasite who does absolutely nothing for anyone.

God be with you and your students, Mr. Welling.

02 December 2011

I like these guys.

I'd never heard of USAammo.com before seeing this, but it's well worth four minutes of your time.  Forward it to your liberal friends and watch their heads explode!  ;)

Think God can't use you?

Noah was a drunk.
Abraham was ancient.
Isaac was a daydreamer.
Jacob was a liar.
Leah was ugly.
Joseph was abused.
Moses stuttered.
Gideon was afraid.
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Tomithy were very young.
David had affairs and was a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Isiah preached naked.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
Peter denied Christ.
Martha worried too much.
Mary Magdelene was well…you know.
The Samaritan woman was divorced.
Paul was TOO religious...
and Lazarus was DEAD!

Besides; you aren’t the message, you are just the messenger…

Thanks to WhiteFalcon1 from the comments at iOTW, here.

01 December 2011

I don't think I want a smartphone any more.

I'm somewhat of a Luddite when it comes to phones.  I'm still rockin' the G'zOne Boulder, a cell phone with a built-in compass, a battery that lasts over a week, and is dust, shock, and water-resistant enough that even I can't jack it up.  I always derided the whole smartphone concept until my wife got one--and then, dammit, I had to admit that the Internet-in-your-pocket thing was actually pretty useful.  Darn all this newfangled poppycock, anyway...I remember when we had to walk 10 miles through the snow and pay seven thousand dollars a minute to make a phone call, and we were grateful!  And get off my lawn.

So I was considering the G'zOne Commando, since the Boulder's worked so well for me.  Then Brian had to dig up this article that made me think twice...

A piece of keystroke-sniffing software called Carrier IQ has been embedded so deeply in millions of Nokia, Android, and RIM devices that it’s tough to spot and nearly impossible to remove, as 25-year old Connecticut systems administrator Trevor Eckhart revealed in a video Tuesday.

That’s not just creepy, says Paul Ohm, a former Justice Department prosecutor and law professor at the University of Colorado Law School. He thinks it’s also likely grounds for a class action lawsuit based on a federal wiretapping law.

“If CarrierIQ has gotten the handset manufactures to install secret software that records keystrokes intended for text messaging and the Internet and are sending some of that information back somewhere, this is very likely a federal wiretap.” he says. “And that gives the people wiretapped the right to sue and provides for significant monetary damages.”
Um, yeah...I think my Boulder will do just fine, thanks.

28 November 2011

Another nail in the coffin...

...of Anthropogenic Global Warming/Climate Change/We're All Gonna Die.

Via Cold Fury, a calling-out of the chief Luddites that must be read to be believed.

You and I have been interacting, albeit at a distance, since I first asked you for your data some five years ago. I asked for your data in part because I was astounded by your answer to Warwick Hughes when he asked for the same data. You replied to Warwick at that time, “Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?”

I couldn’t fathom that a leading climate scientist could actually believe that. Finding something wrong with other scientists’ data and ideas is an integral part of how science progresses. This requires transparency and access to the data. I also couldn’t believe that other climate scientists would let you get away with saying that, without some other scientist pointing out the anti-scientific nature of your denial.

Foolish me … d’ya think I might have been more than a bit naive back then about climate “science” realpolitik?
Anyone who cowers in terror of his pet hypothesis being disproven, has no right to call themselves a scientist.  "The science is settled," my skinny white ass.

27 November 2011


I have no idea whether this is a hipster parody, or a parody of hipsters...but it's damn funny either way.

(HT This Ain't Hell)

It's like that.

Via iOTW, we are treated to a clear and concise explanation of the evil of Islam, and why it must not be tolerated if Western civilization is to survive.

Bravo, Rep. Womick!

25 November 2011

A bit more to be thankful for...

If you're reading this, chances are you're doing OK.  Maybe your house will never be featured on Cribs, and maybe you're not in the position of deciding whether to take the Bentley or the Lamborghini to the exclusive restaurant tonight.

But at least you're not living in a freaking ghost town.

"WC facilities function only when it’s warm in the street. In winter they are covered with icicles. Wastes go to the local river."

"There is a fire hydrant in the basement. Citizens of the ghost town use it to get water which is impossible to drink. They buy water in bottles for nutritive purposes."

"Raining outside is accompanied by raining inside."

Count your blessings.

Regarding my recent slackage

I'm just a bit overwhelmed, is all.  Not so much with work(although I am putting in a bunch of extra hours), but the accelerating destruction of America.  Seems like everywhere we turn lately, the Thug Regime is in our faces with yet another blatant "F.U." to the rule of law.  And, of course, none dare call it treason.

It's just damn depressing.

But I'm not giving up.  This Thanksgiving should remind everyone how lucky they are to live in this country, and how rare our freedoms are in the context of history.  I had about ran out of hope that America would wake up, but it's begun.  Though the odds may seem insurmountable, they aren't any more impossible than powered flight, men walking on the moon or computers in our pockets.  This country has always shown its best when our backs are to the wall.  We've done the impossible over and over again.  If any country on Earth can pull itself back from the brink of collapse, it's the United States of America.

May the Good Lord bless and keep us all, and give us the strength we'll need in the days to come.

20 November 2011

Ann Barnhardt goes viral again...

...and this is making her Qur'an burning look like nothing.  Never mind her mention on the Rush Limbaugh show...when you make the comics pages, you know you're the issue of the day!!

Here's the original post(2 into 1):

BCM Has Ceased Operations
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - November 17, AD 2011 10:27 AM MST
Dear Clients, Industry Colleagues and Friends of Barnhardt Capital Management, It is with regret and unflinching moral certainty that I announce that Barnhardt Capital Management has ceased operations. After six years of operating as an independent introducing brokerage, and eight years of employment as a broker before that, I found myself, this morning, for the first time since I was 20 years old, watching the futures and options markets open not as a participant, but as a mere spectator.
The reason for my decision to pull the plug was excruciatingly simple: I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets – because they are not.  And this goes not just for my clients, but for every futures and options account in the United States. The entire system has been utterly destroyed by the MF Global collapse. Given this sad reality, I could not in good conscience take one more step as a commodity broker, soliciting trades that I knew were unsafe or holding funds that I knew to be in jeopardy.
The futures markets are very highly-leveraged and thus require an exceptionally firm base upon which to function. That base was the sacrosanct segregation of customer funds from clearing firm capital, with additional emergency financial backing provided by the exchanges themselves. Up until a few weeks ago, that base existed, and had worked flawlessly. Firms came and went, with some imploding in spectacular fashion. Whenever a firm failure happened, the customer funds were intact and the exchanges would step in to backstop everything and keep customers 100% liquid – even as their clearing firm collapsed and was quickly replaced by another firm within the system.
Everything changed just a few short weeks ago. A firm, led by a crony of the Obama regime, stole all of the non-margined cash held by customers of his firm. Let’s not sugar-coat this or make this crime seem “complex” and “abstract” by drowning ourselves in six-dollar words and uber-technical jargon. Jon Corzine STOLE the customer cash at MF Global. Knowing Jon Corzine, and knowing the abject lawlessness and contempt for humanity of the Marxist Obama regime and its cronies, this is not really a surprise. What was a surprise was the reaction of the exchanges and regulators. Their reaction has been to take a bad situation and make it orders of magnitude worse. Specifically, they froze customers out of their accounts WHILE THE MARKETS CONTINUED TO TRADE, refusing to even allow them to liquidate. This is unfathomable. The risk exposure precedent that has been set is completely intolerable and has destroyed the entire industry paradigm. No informed person can continue to engage these markets, and no moral person can continue to broker or facilitate customer engagement in what is now a massive game of Russian Roulette.
I have learned over the last week that MF Global is almost certainly the mere tip of the iceberg. There is massive industry-wide exposure to European sovereign junk debt. While other firms may not be as heavily leveraged as Corzine had MFG leveraged, and it is now thought that MFG’s leverage may have been in excess of 100:1, they are still suicidally leveraged and will likely stand massive, unmeetable collateral calls in the coming days and weeks as Europe inevitably collapses. I now suspect that the reason the Chicago Mercantile Exchange did not immediately step in to backstop the MFG implosion was because they knew and know that if they backstopped MFG, they would then be expected to backstop all of the other firms in the system when the failures began to cascade – and there simply isn’t that much money in the entire system. In short, the problem is a SYSTEMIC problem, not merely isolated to one firm. 
Perhaps the most ominous dynamic that I have yet heard of in regards to this mess is that of the risk of potential CLAWBACK actions. For those who do not know, “clawback” is the process by which a bankruptcy trustee is legally permitted to re-seize assets that left a bankrupt entity in the time period immediately preceding the entity’s collapse. So, using the MF Global customers as an example, any funds that were withdrawn from MFG accounts in the run-up to the collapse, either because of suspicions the customer may have had about MFG from, say, watching the company’s bond yields rise sharply, or from purely organic day-to-day withdrawls, the bankruptcy trustee COULD initiate action to “clawback” those funds. As a hedge broker, this makes my blood run cold. Generally, as the markets move in favor of a hedge position and equity builds in a client’s account, that excess equity is sent back to the customer who then uses that equity to offset cash market transactions OR to pay down a revolving line of credit. Even the possibility that a customer could be penalized and additionally raped AGAIN via a clawback action after already having their customer funds stolen is simply villainous. While there has been no open indication of clawback actions being initiated by the MF Global trustee, I have been told that it is a possibility.
And so, to the very unpleasant crux of the matter. The futures and options markets are no longer viable. It is my recommendation that ALL customers withdraw from all of the markets as soon as possible so that they have the best chance of protecting themselves and their equity. The system is no longer functioning with integrity and is suicidally risk-laden. The rule of law is non-existent, instead replaced with godless, criminal political cronyism.
Remember, derivatives contracts are NOT NECESSARY in the commodities markets. The cash commodity itself is the underlying reality and is not dependent on the futures or options markets. Many people seem to have gotten that backwards over the past decades. From Abel the animal husbandman up until the year 1964, there were no cattle futures contracts at all, and no options contracts until 1984, and yet the cash cattle markets got along just fine.
Finally, I will not, under any circumstance, consider reforming and re-opening Barnhardt Capital Management, or any other iteration of a brokerage business, until Barack Obama has been removed from office AND the government of the United States has been sufficiently reformed and repopulated so as to engender my total and complete confidence in the government, its adherence to and enforcement of the rule of law, and in its competent and just regulatory oversight of any commodities markets that may reform. So long as the government remains criminal, it would serve no purpose whatsoever to attempt to rebuild the futures industry or my firm, because in a lawless environment, the same thievery and fraud would simply happen again, and the criminals would go unpunished, sheltered by the criminal oligarchy.
To my clients, who literally TO THE MAN agreed with my assessment of the situation, and were relieved to be exiting the markets, and many whom I now suspect stayed in the markets as long as they did only out of personal loyalty to me, I can only say thank you for the honor and pleasure of serving you over these last years, with some of my clients having been with me for over twelve years. I will continue to blog at Barnhardt.biz, which will be subtly re-skinned soon, and will continue my cattle marketing consultation business. I will still be here in the office, answering my phones, with the same phone numbers. Alas, my retirement came a few years earlier than I had anticipated, but there was no possible way to continue given the inevitability of the collapse of the global financial markets, the overthrow of our government, and the resulting collapse in the rule of law.
As for me, I can only echo the words of David:
“This is the Lord’s doing; and it is wonderful in our eyes.”
With Best Regards-
Ann Barnhardt
This, friends and neighbors, is integrity.  Make a note of it, since there may well be a test later...!!

17 November 2011

"To be free, means to keep the law, and insist upon it."


But, we also won’t be the ones to fire the first literal shot. We can’t be, for such a thing is against our live and let live nature. What is between what we have done, what we continue to do, and civil war? The only hope we’re clinging to, right now (aside from God working some long-term, Deep Miracles), is that we can hold out just long enough, that we can stretch what little is left until our efforts to take back our culture and our government start reversing the damage that has been inflicted.

This is not about the next election. This is about every single election we have left in this country, whether it’s this next one, or the one after that, or the one after that. . . Not a single person reading this comment will ever have the luxury of not having a life-or-death election ever again. It has taken generations to reach this point– it will take even more generations to get to where we need to be. Ladies, we know that it takes at least twice as long to lose ten pounds as it does to gain. Likewise, getting America back in shape will take longer than it took to get this far gone.

Whether our future holds bloodshed our not, and no matter who the victors in such a conflict might me, there is not a one of us who will live to see the day when America is where she ought to be (barring of course the End of Days up and happening, which naturally changes everything). Why did the Israelites have to wander 40 years in the desert before reaching the Promised Land? Because the generation of slaves had to die off first. Even though they’d been freed, their minds and culture had been warped by their upbringing, and therefore they had to pass on before Israel could be found. This is why even Moses could not enter the Promised Land—the best he got was seeing it from a distance.


Stew on that a bit, please. The law keepers, as we know them, are an artificial construct. When they fail, the responsibility to keep and enforce the law reverts to those who have always held the right, but rarely exercised it—all of us.

This is one of those things that I think we’ve always thought we knew, but maybe got just a little bit wrong. Yes, the police are supposed to be our friends, and the soldier keeps us safe. But these distinctions are distinctions of luxury. People can specialize to be a cop, or a fighter, because others prefer to specialize as a farmer or businessman. Vigilantism has been looked down upon with “Who are you to take the law into your own hands?!” Well, actually, it is our Right and Duty to Keep the Law in Our Hands. We may delegate to cops, but the right and duty is still ours. Only slaves are free of that duty. To be free, means to keep the law, and insist upon it.
RTWT.  Then read it again.  This, my fellow Americans, is the long and the short of it.

14 November 2011

Where America Went Wrong: Publik Skool

The themes:
School is where our friends are (bullies included) and its institutional character prepares us for the grim "real world."
Home is an isolating, lonely place.
Friends are vastly more important than family.
"Socialization" is a necessity and can only take place in school.
"Socialization" is more important than learning.
Conformity is more important than learning.
Learning shouldn't be too pleasant an experience.
Herding us into groups is what we deserve.
Outside the institution of government school, personal advancement is not possible.

Here we have young people who can barely imagine what life would be like without school, or how they could possibly learn or make friends apart from this government institution. Their obsession with "socialization" attests to the breadth and depth of the peer-attachment epidemic.

I'm not sure what the poor things mean by "the real world," but I get the feeling they think it's going to be even bleaker than the current conveyor belt they're riding. Passivity and conformity have been bred into them from day one and all they can do is praise the system that is crushing them. It's not their fault; they never had a chance.

Page two features comments from homeschooling kids and parents trying to explain what it's all about. But it's like trying to describe daylight to the blind. In addition to the obvious leap in literacy, and at least as important as that, is the vitality evident in the homeschoolers' testimonials. They aren't blindered drones repeating what they've been fed since kindergarten.

Y'all MUST read this.  It's what I've been trying to tell people all my life.

How did I miss this guy?

Via Tam, please welcome Mike-Istan to the Infinite Blogroll.  Because this:

You could call it the freedom lover's side, but that is a little imprecise - everyone, including drunks, addicts, perverts, and thieves loves freedom, so that won't do at all. As a flag of convenience, let’s call our side the written word side. We believe the rules by which the government must abide are written down in words; the words have meaning; the rules may be changed by consent, but words can never be arbitrarily made to mean their opposite. It is the side which believes the good of having the government prohibited from doing harm far outweighs the harm of having it obstructed from doing good. It is the side which believes in putting the government on a tight leash and never letting it loose.


The constitution was originally conceived to act as an impediment on the ambitions of neo-monarchists. The founders understood it was the natural tendency for some people to look for kings, and the natural tendency for others to cast themselves in that role. But freedom is a mechanism which requires constant vigilance, and those who wished to be kings encouraged those who feared living without rulers to attack the very idea of that vigilance.

The conflict then, is between one side which must... MUST rule over others, and another which cannot understand why anyone would want to.
That's the long and the short of it.  Welcome to my blogroll, Mike!

11 November 2011

More on GunGate

Some chick on Facebook has a great perspective on the role of Eric Holder in this whole deal.

And where is President Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder in all of this? When did he first know about the operation? In his testimony to the House Oversight Committee on May 3, 2011, Holder stated, “I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” But the DOJ’s own documents prove that Holder had been receiving briefings on Fast and Furious for nearly a year before that date. In other words, our government’s top law enforcement official, Eric Holder, lied to the American public. He finally admitted this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee, “In my testimony before the House committee [on May 3], I did say a few weeks. I probably could have said a couple of months. What I said about a few weeks was inaccurate based on what happened.”

When the nation’s highest law enforcement official lies to the American people, he must go.

And if he claims that he didn’t lie, then how else do we explain this situation? He’s either lying or he’s so grossly incompetent and lazy that he didn’t read important life and death briefings from his deputy attorney general and didn’t know about this deadly operation run by people under him. So, which is it? Incompetent, lazy, or lying? No matter which explanation fits, he needs to go.
Who is this woman, and why isn't she running for President?  ;)


The next time this many ones come around on the calendar, we'll all be gone.  That'll be 11.11.2111, and I don't think anyone who's old enough to read is going to be alive.

Now that you're all awestruck by a bunch of numbers, rmember what day this is:  Veterans' Day.  Never forget the sacrifices others made so that you might enjoy the blessings of liberty.  Then resolve to fight ever harder, on the home front, to wrest that liberty back from the statist scum who want to snuff it out forever.  Our warriors deserve no less from us.

In other news, I've found another addition to TIB, via Bubba.  Please welcome the...er, 'colorful' literary stylings of This Ain't Hell.  Anyone who digs the late Mike Royko is OK by me.

10 November 2011

Take a moment.

Think about all the comforts you enjoy...and then think of what it takes to bring them to you.

On this day, in 1975, the Edmund Fitzgerald went down with all hands.  She carried iron ore, which may seem a boring commodity to some of you.  But without the people who earn their living with seemingly mundane things, a civilized first-world lifestyle would be impossible.

For some reason, no matter how many people rag on it, I've always loved this song:

07 November 2011

Occupy this.

He's right, ya know.

Posted without comment.  RTWT.

In 1775, we literally went to war against terrible odds to kick out a government that was less intrusive and more well loved than this one. Today, we have people demonstrating in the streets to give the Congress they hate more power.

Good to live in a more enlightened age, huh?
Yeah.  It's like that.


As regular readers know, I'm a truck driver.  Public Citizen is one of the many groups dedicated to screwing over the trucking industry, which means I hate them.  I also despise Reps. Louise Slaughter and Raul Grijalva; Grijalva for being a racebaiting punk and Slaughter for being a general-purpose Leftist.

And now, I have to stand in their cornerF*******CK!! <---beats head against wall

While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) routinely scrutinizes market transactions and traders for insider deals, no such oversight exists for members of Congress, congressional staffs or most other federal employees.

That's because the SEC defines insider trading as a breach of confidentiality – an obligation that most federal employees do not have.

They obtain confidential financial information as a function of their work, and how they use that knowledge outside of work to benefit themselves or their friends has never been addressed. But it is a matter of serious ethical and legal concern.


For that reason, Public Citizen supports the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (the STOCK Act, H.R. 682), a measure sponsored by Reps. Brian Baird (D-Wash.), Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D-N.Y.), Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.).

Public Citizen's legislative lobbyist, Craig Holman, has coordinated support for the bill with other public interest groups. Together, they sent a letter to the bill's co-sponsors on March 4, stating their belief that the reform measure restores balance to how insider trading laws are applied to the public and private sectors.
This law will likely be ignored by our current lawless thug administration, just like they ignore every other law they find inconvenient.  Still, it's a step in the right direction.  And unless Congressional Republicans know something about this bill that I don't, they'd best explain why they're not signing on to this.

03 November 2011


Memorize this acronym:  Without Rule Of Law.  Then wrap your head around it.  Because that's where we're at.  (Actually, we've been there for some time now...they're just growing increasingly blatant about it.)

30 October 2011

Islam and Sadism

Amil Imani is still out there, continuing to expose Islam for what it is:

In free democracies, governments are accountable to the people and serve at the people’s pleasure. In Islamic theocracy, governments are accountable only to Allah and the people must serve at the pleasure of the government. And one can see the result of Islamic total or partial rule in fifty-six or so countries which rank among the highest nations of the world on every index of misery.

Other problems arise. Liberty, deeply cherished by democracies, is replaced by submission—unquestioning obedience and adherence to the dictates and precepts of the all-knowing and all-wise Allah. The individual becomes little more than a passive obedient vessel of Allah and his perspective of himself and life drastically changes. Once he submits to the all-powerful, all-knowing, then he is absolved of the responsibility of having to chart his own way in life.

It is this total form of submission that, among other things, prompted the Muslims to systematically burn libraries of the lands they invaded. They justified their actions by contending that the Quran, the comprehensive unerring book of Allah, contained all perfect knowledge that humanity needs. To this day, in places where Islam rules, many books are banned, newspapers and magazines are systematically either censored or shut down, and other non-print media are methodically blocked.

This, folks, is why Islam is incompatible with freedom and civilization.  Period.

29 October 2011

A Market Ticker blast from the past

Mr. Denninger recommends you read this old post.  As do I.

There are approximately 150,000 federally-attached law enforcement personnel.  Another 750,000, roughly, state and local cops are employed by our various government arms.  Of those various officers well more than half sit behind a desk and haven't left one gram of shoe leather on a street or in a cruiser in the last year.  The majority of you fire your weapons for periodic qualification and they have never been warm or dirty besides.  You've never faced death, you've never had a weapon pointed at you in anger, and you've never drawn your service weapon in the line of duty.  Those are facts.

Now consider the "bad side" of America.  The Justice Department estimates there are at least one million gang members - active gang members - in America.  These people, mostly young males, have nearly all drawn or fired weapons in anger.  They are responsible for more than three quarters of all crime in this country, and some eight out of ten violent crimes.  Those gang members have families - younger males who are "coming up", "friends" (if you can call a murderous thug a friend) and others.  Between all of those "loosely attached" folks and the hard-core inner circle itself we probably have somewhere between 5 and 10 million people in this nation who, given the wrong sort of provocation, might decide that "Zombieland" wasn't just a movie.


To the politicians who are reading this, your Thorazine dosage needs adjustment as well.  The math is irrefutable.  If, in point of fact, AIG has entangled itself with the European Continent there is no escape from what is to come.  There is only destruction, and our only two choices are to cause as much of it as we can to occur there, by pulling the plug on these clowns now, or risk a literal World War.  We may get one anyway, but if we bring the bulk of the damage here we'll be dealing with a civil collapse at the same time, and have no chance of being able to deal with the geopolitical implications.  We must not allow that to happen.  You must not allow that to happen.

We understand you give the orders to the people I've been talking to (mostly) up above.  But you have less excuse than they, when it comes to oaths.  You all took an oath to uphold The Constitution as well.  You've used it as toilet paper, and that's on a good day.  The rest of the time we see you gleefully burning it in the Wells of the House and Senate, dancing around the smoke and fire like some odd pagan ritual.

It's time to stop.  Not because you want to, not because you fear us (even though you should - after all, we're your employers and can fire you) but because if you don't there won't be a nation worth governing left.  You know who the crooks are - including those among you. 
Much, MUCH more here.  Points worth pondering by all.

28 October 2011

Yet more on JustiaGate

We're going to continue beating you over the head with it until it reaches the level of Fast & Furious.  Because sedition is a criminal act.

Since Obama’s father was never even a permanent resident of the United States, much less a U.S. citizen, Obama is not a natural born citizen. Obama was born a British subject, which he admits.  He later became a Kenyan citizen, which he admits.  Even later, he became an Indonesian citizen, according to his Indonesian public school records.

The man was BORN with divided allegiance.  A “foreigner”, per the SCOTUS definition.  Therefore, he is not a natural born citizen.  While he is at present a citizen of the USA (one would hope), he is not a natural born citizen, as required by the Constitution.  At best, he is a naturalized citizen.  Like Arnold Schwarzenegger, who similarly is ineligible for the presidency.


It’s important to note that not only citations but also text from decisions was changed, so obviously something was up that cannot be explained by a simple coding error.  The game is afoot!
Please RTWT.  Barack Hussein Obama II/Barry Soetero is not our President.  Literally.

A Cursor-y Examination

Via the good people at The Last Refuge, I present McNaughton Fine Art.  Be warned, once you start mousing-over his paintings, you'll be sucked in for quite a while...!

This is just part of the story--you have to hit the linked site and find all the educational Easter Eggs.  This makes it as much fun to learn as Schoolhouse Rock did for my generation!

27 October 2011

"You dumbasses can't even spell G.E.D!"

The language is harsh.  The point is important.

Sir, I've found that 'new race' you're searching for.  It's called "American," and you're a prime example of it.  Here's to ya.


24 October 2011

So, what's with this JustiaGate thing anyway?

Ann gives us a more expansive analysis of the situation:

 Synthesizing JustiaGate
Posted by Ann Barnhardt - October 24, AD 2011 12:38 PM MST
Now a quick expansion on the Justia.com sedition issue. Here is what I SUSPECT happened with regards to Obama's elevation to power. This is just my theory given the evidence. Since there is no longer any journalism in this country, people like me are left to assemble the facts as best they can, and then parse and synthesize those facts into the most likely theory. I wish I didn't have to do this. I wish that journalists would dig for and then report the truth. But since they refuse, this is the best that we can do.
From the get-go in 2007, Obama wanted to run against McCain. Here is a quote from an AP story dated 2/2/2008 :
Obama advisers have said privately for months that McCain would be their preferred opponent among all those who sought the GOP nomination.
The thing that has ALWAYS bothered me the most about the 2008 election was NOT the ascendency of Obama himself. That is no mystery. The truly imbecilic electorate in this country was told by the media to vote for the black guy, because voting for the black guy would wash all of their sins away. Good people vote for the black guy, and to so much as ASK a question about his background or qualification is RAAACIST. And the sheep ran to the slaughter, as they were told. This is no mystery.
The mystery is the fact that McCain was a weak, Bob Dole-esque candidate who was performing poorly in the primaries, and then all of a sudden, Romney dropped out and McCain was it. It was bizarre. Now I think we know, to some extent, what happened.
Yes, McCain was indeed a Bob Dole redux. McCain had an unattractive personality and comportment, somewhat like Dole, was an injured war hero, like Dole, and was just on the cusp of being too old to run, like Dole. The whispered cover-story was, "It's his turn. He spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton. Let him have this."
But that isn't why Obama wanted McCain. Obama wanted McCain because McCain provided Obama with cover vis-a-vis Obama's eligibility. McCain was born on a U.S. Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal zone, and thus there was a question about his eligibility per Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution. Was McCain born on U.S. soil?
Note the question: Was McCain born ON U.S. SOIL.
A big hullabaloo was made about this, climaxing in Senate Resolution 511, co-sponsored by Senator Barack Obama himself, affirming that McCain was eligible under Article 2 Section 1. Here is that URL:
Note the date: April 10, 2008. We now know that at EXACTLY the same time as these Resolution 511 thrashings were going on, Justia.com was scrubbing all mentions of Minor v. Happersett from their SCOTUS archives. Now some argue that these rulings were still available on LexisNexis and WestLaw. That's right. But LexisNexis and WestLaw are expensive PAY services. Justia.com is the only real FREE online law library. How many Americans are going to fork out the big bucks for access time on LexisNexis or WestLaw to investigate SCOTUS precedents for the definition of "Natural Born Citizen"? Uh, you could probably count the total on one hand, and still be able to pick your nose.
Obama wanted to shift the focus from the definition of "Natural Born" and the focus on the parents to the physical location of birth as the one and only relevant factor - when it is NOT the only relevant factor. Obama was confident, having Marxist co-conspirators in Hawaii who were ready to perjure themselves with regards to his original birth certificate, that he could fake his way to proving that he was born in Hawaii. He thought that he could wave the "certificate of live birth", which is the document generated for foreign-born children like his sister, Maya, and that this would satisfy the lapdog press. If any further questions came up, he could get a Hawaii state official to lie and say that they had "physically seen" his original long-form birth certificate, even though no such thing existed. Remember, Marxists lie, and they lie without the slightest compunction. This was no big deal and is EXACTLY what was accomplished.
Back to Justia.com . The meme that was put out in the press with regards to the question of the definition of "Natural Born Citizen" was that the term was totally ambiguous and had never been defined. THIS IS THE BIG LIE THAT JUSTIA.COM WAS COVERING. The term had been defined by SCOTUS in a UNANIMOUS decision in 1875. The case was Minor v. Happersett, and the Minor decision had been cited in subsequent cases as precedent. This is what Justia.com edited away so that if any journalists or citizens were to go online and research the question using standard search engines, they would come up dry and never see Minor or any of the subsequent case law citing Minor without having an expensive pay subscription to either Lexis or WestLaw.
Here is a quote from a Washington Post piece about McCain's eligibility dated May 2, 2008. Emphasis mine.
But Sarah H. Duggin, an associate law professor at Catholic University who has studied the "natural born" issue in detail, said the question is "not so simple." While she said McCain would probably prevail in a determined legal challenge to his eligibility to be president, she added that the matter can be fully resolved only by a constitutional amendment or a Supreme Court decision.
"The Constitution is ambiguous," Duggin said. "The McCain side has some really good arguments, but ultimately there has never been any real resolution of this issue. Congress cannot legislatively change the meaning of the Constitution."
That is a stone-cold lie. There HAD been a resolution in the form of a UNANIMOUS SCOTUS decision in Minor that explicitly definined NBC as a citizen born to two U.S. citizen parents.
Duggin almost certainly knew this, being a law professor who had claimed to have studied the Natural Born issue "in detail". Duggin, like Justia.com, has some serious explaining to do, and may be staring down a sedition charge.
So, in conclusion, I think the reason that Obama wanted McCain is because McCain provided cover and shifted the eligibility issue from the nationality of the parentage, which CLEARLY and OBVIOUSLY disqualified Obama as unanimously defined and codified by SCOTUS in Minor, and shifted the focus the the physical locale of birth, which Obama was confident he could bluff.
And here we sit, with our government usurped by a Marxist-Communist cabal, fronted by a puppet who can only produce a forged birth certificate that is so laughably obvious in its forgery that it defies belief. And we are mere weeks away from a global financial collapse, with said usurping contingent fanning the flames of hot civil war, and doing everything it can to start World War 3.
The Rule of Law matters. Article 2 Section 1 matters, and was written for a reason. Am I a Birther? You're damn straight I am.
Please see the post immediately above for a collection of Denninger's authoritative and objective proofs of the April 27 birth certificate forgery.
Final note: I do NOT believe that McCain is directly involved in this. The man spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton. No, he is not personally involved in elevating a Communist to the White House. McCain is, like the rest of them, a power-hungry, money-hungry man who isn't too terribly bright. He is just another "useful idiot". His time in the Hilton didn't spare him from his own character flaws, but a Communist he is not.
So, there you are.  It comes down to this:  Does the rule of law matter to you, or not?
Think about it.

Rumble in the cerebellum!!

Submitted for your inspection:  two highly intelligent men.  Both patriotic capitalists with differing ideas regarding OWS.  Both have valid points to make regarding the "Occupy Everything" movement and the state of the nation as a whole.

I've taken a boatload of heat for my alleged "support" of the "Occupy Everything" meme that is taking off across the country. There are a lot of people commenting on my positions that have displayed everything that is wrong with our education system, chief among them being its utter lack of teaching people to read for content rather than generating spittle-laced knee-jerk invective.

No matter. Since 2007 I have written what I believe on The Market Ticker and if you read Musings going back to 2004 you can see my commentary there too. A very few remember the rather-acerbic interviews and debates that I had with the ACLU and other organizations during the 1990s, including some tame appearances on Chicago Tonight and some much-more-lively ones on Usenet. If you think I can't take the heat that gets dished out you are rather naive; I believe there were entirely-new curses named for me back in the 1990s. In comparison the screeching of people on other blogs and media outlets today is the sort of thing that annoys with the intensity of a dog that occasionally barks next door.


As for educating the Occupy occult, I'm not feeling it. The only way that they become a revolution is if people like you and me assist them. Otherwise, they remain a small group tht will be ignored. Did you feel that chill go down your spine? Until people come alongside them to give them mainstream cred, they'll remain a fringe group rather than the 99% they claim to be. I can only imagine how far Restore The Constitution would go with similar support.

Let them craft their own damn message. Let them keep shitting on cars and doorsteps and residents. Let them wear out their welcome. Let the left keep full ownership of occupy and all the fallout that goes with it. Seriously. Two things I know about "bipartisanship" as demonstrated in Washington. 1) Bipartisanship means the right acceding to the demands of the left today for the promise of quid quo pro from the left tomorrow. 2) Bipartisanship means hold on to your property and your liberty because one/both is about to be assaulted.

Make up your own mind.

She nailed it, too.

Welcome Fuzzy Logic to the Infinite Blogroll (via Odie) for laying it down so simply that even an Oppressive can understand it.

It's easy and convenient to blame "Wall Street" for all of the nation's ills, but is that even reasonable?  Do you know where the mandates to provide unsafe home loans came from?  Do you know why the banks gave loans to people, in some case, who didn't even have a job?  Now, I know and readily admit that some investment bankers and particularly hedge fund creeps "bet" on these loans going into default.  I also think this is unethical, but it's not as if it wasn't completely obvious--to everyone except the commies in Congress who forced this--that these loans would all be defaulted, that there would be mass foreclosures when people who either didn't have jobs or were getting loans that the jobs they did have would never be able cover.  The housing crisis was a government-conceived, government-mandated crisis, made to make you stand around years later crying because people, for some unknown reason (and yes, they are culpable, too), are being foreclosed on for not being able to repay loans they should never have received in the first place. 

Again, that's not to excuse the excesses of Wall Street, but you know what is the most insidious, most dangerous aspect of Wall Street?  Its relationship with government.  You seem incensed that no one on Wall Street has been indicted for wrong-doing.  Okay, let's look at that.  What did BO say?  That they didn't do anything illegal, right?  That they can't indict for non-criminal, totally legal activity.  And that's true.  But who makes banking laws?  Who writes them?  Who pays for them?  That's right, my unthinking friends, Wall Street.  There are these things called lobbies, and they spend all the billions that you think, and I think, they should be paying in taxes, to ensure that there are "free zones" for unethical activity and numerous tax shelters that enable gigantic corporations like GE to avoid paying so much as one penny in taxes.  Legally.

Wall Street doesn't need reform, the government does.  With the government reformed properly, there will be no Wall Street excesses.  This is something we refer to as "critical thinking" and an understanding of a thing called "cause and effect"; you'll note that "unintended consequences" tend to manifest most often and to most onerous effect from leftist policies.  Things don't happen in a vacuum, and when you do one thing (pass a regulation, for instance, or ban shallow water drilling), it has a ripple effect (the costs of the regulation are passed on to the consumer (BoA), or deep-water drilling--much less easy to manage, maintain, and clean up than that done in shallow water--results in serious environmental damage).  In short, something that "sounds good" needs to be considered beyond the moment.

RTWT, y'all.  Guaranteed good stuff.