Thursday, December 31, 2009
After a stroke of genius caused Obama's Janet Reno body double to issue a directive that all non-arab appearing folk be groin groped ("upper leg" pat down) and that terrorists should not detonate their explosive devices up to an hour prior to landing the TSA want's to know who leaked that top secret protective information.
Were the directive useful as a safety measure and not just as a means to submit the American Sheep Herd to even more humiliating degradation at the hands of government employees and something the ragheads could not discover for themselves the first time they sent one of their own through the process for the specific purpose of casing the joint, I could see being a bit touchy about a new protocol being leaked. That's not what went on here.
The liberal mindset, running unfettered in a position of power and in the full light of day (not used to that, are they?!) issued what, to it, was a telling blow to the terrorist (hereafter to be known as Man Made Disaster) organizations looking to do the flying public harm. Folks noticed. The directive was exposed to reason and ridicule on a grand scale and nothing, No Thing, is more important to the "progressive" than to be thought smart and clever (more specifically -smarter than thou) so another directive went out to legally harass those who would presume to let folk in on the joke that is airport security.
Can't you just picture a Power Point Presentation where some fella is pointing to a graph showing that 90% of all terrorist attacks (Man Made Disaster Occurrences) occur within the last hour of flight, to which Janet Reno's body double comments, "So, all we have to do is make passnegers sit perfectly still during the last hour of flight and that will prevent 90% of all Man Made Disaster Occurences?! Right! Do it!"
To come: forced sedation for all air travelers. It for your own safety and if it's good enough for school children it's good enough for you.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Normally, The Tennessean is full of leftist crap. Imagine my surprise to find someone calling an AGW bedwetting spade an AGW bedwetting spade at Pravda on the Cumberland.
Truth is not determined by majority vote. Any talk of a "consensus" in science is best not taken as the final word. As Somerset Maugham once put it, "If 40 million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is foolish to give them the lie."
We have had considerable domestic and international experience with governments that micromanage the lives of their residents. The more governments interfere in our lives, the more things go wrong. The people are poorer, less healthy and less able to adapt to the vagaries of nature and of other men. If ever a science were settled, this would be it.
-Richard J. Grant is a professor of finance and economics at Lipscomb University
They need to learn humility, an essential ingredient in anyone who would speak of science.
We need not con ourselves that we know enough to predict the Earth's temperature 100, or even 20 years from now. Even less certain should we be that we have the power to control it.
What we can control is our readiness to face whatever comes. But to follow the advice of the Copenhagen activists, or those who voted for the Waxman-Markey bill, is the path of fools.It is the path of weakness and dissipation.
Update: Here's a sweet quote from Michael Tobis (taken out of context, I admit) that lays it out quite plainly while insisting if folks want Climatology to become a real science much more funding will be required. So, in effect, you can have the fake stuff on the cheap, as it were.
Costs increase nonlinearly with the amount of climate change.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
No plan survives engagement with the womenfolk. No sooner was the thing installed than MrsJAC hit on the idea that not only would it be handy for lifting tubs of clothing for the biannual winter/summer closet and drawer content changeover but, by God!, it would be handy to change out the whole damned chest.
If you don't hear from me over the next few days I will be out shopping. For a new chest of drawers.
“Never again should we face the deadlock that threatened to pull down those talks. Never again should we let a global deal to move towards a greener future be held to ransom by only a handful of countries. One of the frustrations for me was the lack of a global body with the sole responsibility for environmental stewardship. “I believe that in 2010 we will need to look at reforming our international institutions to meet the common challenges we face as a global community.”
- Gordon Brown
Seriously. Whose ass is he kissing anyway?
There is no way to forsee how many fallback positions will support these Green Global Government Ghouls or for how long each position will resist turning to crumbling shale beneath their feet, but the tendency to heed "experts" has been pounded into the modern pinhead to the point he doesn't much keep score anymore. In the end the greenies legacy will be a small step in the wrong direction. Another brick in the wall.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The man should be Prime Minister.
In what has to be an "Oh Shit." moment for the Barak Cater/Obama administration, the arabs have declared their own currency to set the value of oil contracts. That is, if they are smart enough to know this is a bad thing.
These comments follow an article in the Daily Mail on a British midwife's tell-all of the conditions in maternity wards across the UK:
I had my little girl when we lived in London and it was so appalling it has put me off of having any more children. My poor midwife was on a 12 hour shift looking after 8 ladies in various stages of labour. Mine was a complicated delivery. I tore my perineum, was bleeding heavily and my baby was positioned "back to back" in my womb which caused excruciating pain. She had called for an anaesthetist to give me an epidural for the pain and in preparation if I had to have an emergency caesarian. The poor woman also had to contend with a very verbal and very unpleasnat family who accused her of being rascist for not giving enough attention to their relative, despite the fact that out of the 8 ladies she was attending, there was only myself and another white lady there!! She had no break since she started, nor had she been able to go to the loo in over 6 hours! When will the government wake up and address this situation? We are fast becoming a "third world country" in regards to health care!
- Susan, Somerset, 15/12/2009
I have today just been discharged from a maternity unity where I was admitted at 33 weeks pregnant with complications. Thankfully, I'm ok, but I was absolutely astonished with what I saw.
I was admitted by ambulance and put into bed by the paramedics; it was then 6 hours before I saw a doctor and she had just broken down in tears due to working non-stop for 11 hours with no break. That was Sunday. The staff are completely overworked and exhausted. On Monday, I saw no registrar or doctor as promised until after 1pm and I was toId I'd have to wait another 24 hours for my 'emergency' scan.
I asked 8 times in as many hours for pain reflief and only got it when I crawled to the desk and demanded help with tears streaming down my face. The midwife was so apologetic and said she knew we were all being neglected and encouraged us to write. I got my scan due to constant badgering of the poor staff and12 hours later am discharged. The whole painful procedure took 3 days to get 28 panadol.
- LH, Plymouth, 16/12/2009 11:24
This is my favorite. The commenter blames those who will not sacrifice themselves to a system that keeps them overworked , unhappy, and underpaid. Those selfish pigs!
Its all very well whistleblowing but it is midwives like YOU who get fed up and want a better lives for THEMSELVES and not for mothers by going off to work in a PRIVATE hospital. Why not stay at the NHS and be one of the midwives that promotes change. The NHS needs good midwives and by giving up on the majority of mums who cannot afford private care then how will the service get any better?????? You claim that you left the NHS to properly care for mums but it sounds like you didn't want the challenge that our NHS faces and you just wanted a cushy life for yourself and more money. I am not against private (I had my own kids privately) but if you were a good midwife you would've stayed and envoked change for the sake of all mums who cannot afford that choice.
- sam, surrey, 15/12/2009 8:50
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Soon after Suskind’s book came out, the legal scholar Cass Sunstein, who then was at the University of Chicago, pointed out that Mr. Cheney seemed to be endorsing the same “precautionary principle” that also animated environmentalists. Sunstein wrote in his blog: “According to the Precautionary Principle, it is appropriate to respond aggressively to low-probability, high-impact events — such as climate change. Indeed, another vice president — Al Gore — can be understood to be arguing for a precautionary principle for climate change (though he believes that the chance of disaster is well over 1 percent).”
Given one is even gullible enough to believe the AGW/CC hucksters the point this obtuse ass is missing is that the medicine is worse than the disease. Oh, he believes the Green Santa Clause will descend upon the world if we just believe hard enough and screw up all the worlds economies, food production, energy production, reproductive rights, civil rights, basic freedom from bureaucratic interference in everyone's lives, and leave energy independence, byproduct free manufacturing, electric cars, workable wind and solar power under our replantable tree. But the best part is this moron somehow equates this nations people kowtowing to their overreaching self-appointed "betters" with becoming "stronger, more innovative".
Strength through surrender. How French. Has to be a Star Trek fan.
Copenhagen is even going to save the dollar. 'Cause, ya' know, myriad and huge taxes and high energy prices have always spurred economic activity. Uh-huh.
Give thomas a pom-pom and take away his keyboard, please.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Putting aside, for the moment, the insanity of the EPA regulating the air we breath (who didn't see that coming?! All together now, "Told You So!") citing one disingenuous reason after another it is interesting to look at how the new power the administration has granted to the administration is put to use.
The above linked article contains the following paragraph:
The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn't move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a "command-and-control" role over the process in a way that could hurt business.
One of two things is indicated by this "anonymous source" and the leak;
1) Somebody on "The Team" has seen just how whacked and willing the president is to persue his statist authoritarian expansion at all costs, up to and including further tanking an economy swirling the bottom of the toilet bowl and is trying to clue folks in,
or (more likely)
2) One of president Barak Carter-Obama's staff is doing nothing more than aiding in the policy of his president to use the "law by declaration" power of the executive branch to threaten congress into doing his bidding to impress the pinky-wavers in Copenhagen and is blithely unconcerned about the working folk and families the regulation/extortion schemes would do economic damage to.
It is illustrative to note that the apex proletariat advocacy group, The Politburo, employed a well-worn adage when issuing similarly onerous though pointless edicts:
If there is any misery to endure it should be spread among the poor as they are used to misery and therefore better able to deal with it.
Of course, they were used to misery because of the Politburo......
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Some brother is gonna be seriously pissed about his Caddie, though.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said President Barack Obama could use an unusual evening war council session Monday to lock in his long-awaited decision on whether to commit tens of thousands of new U.S. forces to the stalemated war in Afghanistan.
Military officials and others said they expect Obama to settle on a middle-ground option that would deploy an eventual 32,000 to 35,000 U.S. forces to the 8-year-old conflict.
That rough figure has stood as the most likely option since before Obama's last large war council meeting earlier this month, when he tasked military planners with rearranging the timing and makeup of some of the deployments.
Like any lawyer, the president has decided that with a little reading and a few questions answered he can out-general the generals. The commander submits a request for 40K and, upon consideration, the lawyer decides the commander really only needs 32K to get the job done. Efficiency!
The proper response here, as any retard on the short bus could tell you, is one of two things:
1) "40,000? Hell! take 80,000, kill everybody, and be done by Christmas."
2) "Screw that! Everybody back on the bus, we're goin' home."
Obama is an idiot.
Monday, November 23, 2009
It is wonderful to see the "Climate Scientists" trying to hide the stains on their wonderful blue dress (everyone is wearing it these days - consensus dontcha know). The usual positions are tried, especially the "appeal to authority" with degrees and institutions being bandied about like an internet penis size contest.
It all boils down to lies, collusion, and the biggest scientific fraud in history. Exposed.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The funniest skit ever:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It was obvious the harleyfags response to the episode would be damned near as funny as the show and the bucketheads did not disappoint.
Below is an example of what occupies the column "borderline genius" on the harley owner bell curve.
Join Date: Jun 2006
Not to over-analyze something, but here is where I "think" they went with this. They key point to the episode was not the Harley riders, but how ridiculous the word "***" has gotten. So, to mess with how uptight people have gotten over the word, they decided to pick an image that is opposite of the the person that is upset over the use of the word right now. Then have the kids call bikers ***s since they are one of the less likely people to be called ***s given the current use of the word. Heck, they spelled this out by having them look up the use of the world throughout history in the dictionary.
At the same time we all know that there is the image of the biker with the crazy loud pipes that likes to crack the throttle at every intersection, so why not pick a "macho" target that you can make fun of as well. Heck, while they were at it they could make fun of the "poser" element of motorcycles as well by having them be so eager to be noticed.
It was a funny episode. Bike-curious had me cracking up.
They are in denial. Dude, everybody has figured out you are a bunch of fags. That's all.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
And look - it only took four idiots at ABC (MATTHEW COLE, PIERRE THOMAS, JASON RYAN, and RICHARD ESPOSITO) to uncover this SHOCKING and UNEXPECTED twist to the story. Is there a merit badge or something similar they give out to supposed journalists for plagiarizing gungrabber propaganda?
The comment thread is rippin' 'em a new asshole, but I enjoyed the following the most:
"Using the same implied logic of this article - that guns are 'cop killers' as opposed to the criminals/terrorists who wield them - then I guess we should also outlaw teleprompters that destroy countries.
Saturday, November 07, 2009
"It was "unbelievable", said Qadri, that the man who news reports said went on a deadly rampage Thursday was the soft-spoken psychiatrist who prayed at the mosque nearly every week. "
You got a raghead US army psychiatrist screaming "Allahu Akbar" and running around shooting folk on a military base. How many ways is that single incident a refutation of the tripe preached by the left as modern enlightenment and the dawning of their shiny new world of varied cultures and religions coexisting in harmony subservient to the state?
Mix a "man of science", a "healer" (specializing in combat stress, of course), a US soldier, a devotee of the "religion of peace", and a military base full of unarmed (combat trained) victims and what do you get? A step by step down the line reality check and refutation of damned near everything the left preaches and holds dear.
These are the facts. Mr B. Hussien Obama cautions folk,
“We don’t know all the answers yet, and I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts.”because we sure need more information to come to the correct conclusion as the assertion the US just suffered a terrorist attack on its own soil has no basis in fact other than some raghead screaming "Allahu Akbar" running around shooting people....
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Monday, November 02, 2009
The Pan Galactic Blogger Blaster appears to have thrown in the towel and opted for social networking over blogging. I can't say I am entirely surprised; I thought MySpace would do him in.
Seriously, things have gotten bad (Spacebunny/MafiaWars bad), so bad in fact Jamie R told me (in confidence) he overheard the BloggerBlaster assert to Josh he has more facebook "friends" than Difster and the only reason Larry had so many friends was because he was a "MafiaWars" addict.
So, as a brother, I would ask that you comment on his blog, clap your hands, and believe really hard, and maybe we can bring Bloggerbell back from the edge.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
You will note the much more elegant design with two cables spooled onto the same drum. Cable separation is maintained via a guide rod assembly (the cables don't ride it, but bounce off when they try to get together). The end uprights have been grouped into sub-assemblies, and the hoist frame has been reconfigured so that it gives more even lifting, but reduced capacity with the same hoist.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
"[The] defendants thereafter fired all of the candidates hired by [Frazer and Murphy] and hired several new officers and employees based on their racial and political beliefs," the suit alleges.
East St. Louis is a pest hole of crime running the gamut from a to z and I guess it is only natural, given a community policing philosophy, that drug dealers and theives should be policed by those of similar backgrounds.
10 police officers hired in June 2008, two had criminal histories — and that one of the two took the oath of office while sought on an outstanding arrest warrant for domestic battery.
I guess it's Africa here now and the white folk just haven't gotten the message. What other explanation is there?
Monday, October 26, 2009
Climate chief Lord Stern: give up meat to save the planet
People will need to consider turning vegetarian if the world is to conquer climate change, according to a leading authority on global warming.
In an interview with The Times, Lord Stern of Brentford said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”
Lord Stern, the author of the influential 2006 Stern Review on the cost of tackling global warming, said that a successful deal at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December would lead to soaring costs for meat and other foods that generate large quantities of greenhouse gases.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
The president is pushing hard for the latest global warming power grab in the face of record cold temperatures while declaring "overwhelming scientific evidence" and that "naysayers" are being marginalized.
It makes one wonder if the earth were presently experiencing a heat wave whether Obama would declare the converse to be true, i.e. that naysayers are being affirmed in their assertion global warming is hogwash. One would almost think treaties and laws affirming GW would have the power to alter observable reality given the hysteria with which the left is pursuing their enactment. The good news here, of course, is Obama can in no way be extricated from association with the global warming suckerfest. Opponents will shortly be able to gleefully hang his "flat earth" beliefs around his neck.
On a further note: Obama has declared a "National Emergency" - It bears looking into, but one wonders if this is the same type of declaration of emergency giving the government unfettered power those right wing nutjobs have been predicting for the last twenty years. The narrative gets weirder by the day.
Feast your eye's, y'all, and be sure to make appropriately appreciative noises at Bill's technical prowess (Meaning: I expect y'all to render input of the same type Bill dispenses).
Seriously, they look great, Bill. Well, maybe the tone is a bit off....
Friday, October 23, 2009
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Attic elevator. So MrsJAC doesn't have to lug those boxes up those crappy fold down stairs.
The casting has to be supported along it's length, hence the location of the cross bars. That's a Miller 185 MIG and the welds are good. Deep, wide, and hot. I was thinking on relocating the crossbar position but the thought of digging through those welds stopped me cold. It ain't going anywhere.
It is now exactly 12" shorter - I cut the legs long so I could get everything located correctly before finalizing. The motors still need to be wired together and the final welds are not done. Got to floor the lift carriage and maybe put some light chain on three sides to keep the load from extending past the ceiling opening.
The hoist frame will come apart into four sections so it will fit into the attic to be reassembled there. Each end section will be cross braced, and the back will have a bolt in diagonal. Overkill, but it makes me happy. The entire apparatus weighs less than 100lbs including hoists and lift carriage.
I'll tell MrsJAC 200lbs max - (You could lift a dressed 350 no problem), paint it, trim it in and call it a day.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The Mad Aussie has taken up temporary residence in Nashville, Tennessee with my sorry assed brother and Josh. Upon waking this afternoon:
Jamie try to bugger you in your sleep?
your brother has not killed jamie yet, so I reckon that's good
no, he didn't, as I am not a sheep
So, he buggered Nathan in his sleep.
Is he smiling?
then they buggered you.
check six man
no, my ass is unpenetrated
virginal, eh? Jamie swore he was gonna "go all deliverence on you."
he did, did he?
A Harley Basher's Banner Bonanza!
Juan Ponce de León would not necessarily be impressed, but this is one of the most entertaining things I have stumbled upon in a long time.
My own submission for the Hairless-Borgison Statement of Freedom:
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Q: What did we learn?
A: You really can't make a silk purse from a sows ear.
With the primary and mandatory design specification that a completely obsolete power plant be utilized Eric Buell failed to build a state of the art, commercially successful sportbike.
Gotta give the man credit, though. He tried like hell and damned near reinvented the wheel to do so.
Friday, October 16, 2009
All these things are supposed to directly or indirectly contribute to our record snowfall - I mean, gloabal warming and the desired outcome is less heat absorbed by lighter colours.
Does this mean I am genetically disposed to fostering a cooler planet? Is california going to require black folk to wear white hats and ban excessively large afro's?
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
First: This was obviously Bill's inspiration.