Thursday, December 31, 2015

Have You Ever Noticed......

First let me say that I am entirely responsible for the circumstances that brought about this rant.  While Thursday might be my regular day of the week for grocery shopping because of the 5% senior discount provided on that day, my postponing the trip until 3:00PM proved a bad decision.

So that said allow me to proceed. It seems to have become a conditioned response that people who at least by assumption are reasonably alert to their actions and interactions with others as they drive to the store and walk across the parking lot, once they grab a cart and enter the store they become completely oblivious to the existence of other people. To make it worse, the more crowded the store the more oblivious they become. Now I'm not saying that everyone is infected by this particular malady, but in a crowded store the critical percentage that is has an even greater impact. Now throw in the self-centeredness bordering on the just plain rude of the cell phone addict and you have a recipe for a grocery cart road rage.

Now the situation I was going to face was quite apparent even as I entered the parking lot. The availability of parking spaces was driven by factors of shear luck that someone else was just leaving at the right moment and that the individuals on either side of the now open space had respected the common courtesy of staying between the lines. I may have lucked out in this regard but my luck would not hold. So I grabbed a cart from the parking lot corral, correctly anticipating that they would not be available just outside the door.

Entering the store the adventure quickly became a live action version of the old video game "Frogger" where backing up and moving sideways is often the only viable tactic. Considering the situation, even with my relatively short list, plotting a direct, shortest possible course was out of the question. So I took a deep breath, counted to 10 and headed into the fray. Suddenly a flash mob of overweight mothers and children formed around me as I tried to go past the discount baskets filled with marked down Christmas candy. The produce department was in sight but I was already in full retreat. I quickly exploited a suddenly open check out lane and headed for produce if somewhat indirectly. Reaching around an unattended cart blocking my way I grabbed some of the last bananas on the shelf. Seeing another item on my list was close but out of reach I again retreated and grabbed some apples.  Further backing out of the apple section I detoured through the organics area and headed back to where I had just been to get some green peppers and fortuitously grabbed some mushrooms as I passed.

Turning around again I grabbed a head of lettuce and aimed for the fresh meat section. Blocked again I was forced into another indirect route.  After grabbing what I needed in meats and now being more centrally located, I found and open space and stopped to reassess what remained on my list.  Beyond a strategic detour down and back the full length of one aisle the rest of my route was relative to this point pretty uneventful..... until course.... I needed to head to the check out.

The direct way out of frozen foods leads through the beer and wine section which was quite understandably crowded with last minute would be New Year's revelers. At first glance detouring wide and going through the designer foods area appeared the route of least resistance. This proved a mistake as it forced me to approach the check out area from the side where all the self checkout stations were. As crowded as the rest of the store was this area was even worse, packed with people with just a few items and lines extending back between the aisles.

This then is where I encountered the added discourteous oblivion of the 30 something cell phone addicts.  Not wanting to again detour, this time one what would have been almost the full length of the store, I approached the phalanx at right angles. All the people I could see in both lines, having completed their selections, could of course not wait to get their cell phone conversation/internet fix. Coming to a complete stop I spoke up, politely saying,"Excuse me."  I was no more than five feet from the individual to whom my request was directed but his phone was firmly planted in his ear and his attention was far away. So I spoke up again raising my voice a bit and with a little more emphasis, "Excuse Me!" Again my simple request was greeted with a none response. OK this was enough, time to to fight rudeness with rudeness. so I moved my cart a bit closer, leaned forward over the handle and spoke even louder, "HEY YOU, PHONE BOY! EXCUSE ME!" He then began to look up and around as if my voice were somehow proceeding from the heavens and I think would have gone back to his conversation if the woman behind him who was almost as engrossed in the internet as he was his conversation had not heard me and reached forward and touched him to motion that he needed to move his oblivious self.

Looking over a few minutes later as I waited in my own line I noticed this individual couldn't even be bothered to hang up his phone while he scanned his items to check out. I swear should I ever be forced to venture to the grocery store again on the afternoon of the eve of a holiday I am going to arm myself with a can of mace and or one of those disposable compressed air fog horns!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Well Now, Let's Just See.....

With the latest revelations that the NSA has been gathering information on members of the House and Senate, we will now have to wait and see just which members have the balls, not just to "investigate", but to proceed with criminal charges and/or impeachment proceedings. Personally I'm not going to hold my breath. All the hearings on the Hildabeast's Libya boondoggle have come to naught. (And in that light, is Congress critter Gowdy of SC endorsing Rubio really a surprise?)

The list of just who was being spyed upon, if it is ever fully revealed, might prove interesting. From what has come out so far it would appear that party affiliation will not provide immunity if the individual is an overt supporter of Israel. I'd bet Chuck U Schumer is livid and having a a hard time not running to the closest available microphone and camera to vent his spleen.

And then there is the now ubiquitous question: How ma y more points will this add to Trump's lead in the polls?

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Impudence And Stupidity All Rolled Into One.

Just this week the Hildabeast stated that Donald Trump has a "sexist" problem. This from a woman who just announced that her husband will be hitting the campaign trail for her. Really Hillary? You're going to play the "women's issues" card AND the B.J. Bill card at the same time?

I mean after all haven't we been told for all these years that Hillary was this woman of her own talents and accomplishments? Is that the case or has her own internal polling numbers become so bad that she feels the need to roll out Bill's pathetically stained coat tails before even the first ballot is cast?

One can't help but think that the tired old hag wishes she had divorced him right after she won the NY Senate race. But it's too late now and like it or not she is stuck with him. B.J. has always been a background factor in her campaign. A double edged sword if ever there was one. Two things are now certain, Hillary will be wearing Depends at the next debate and the stench that arises from her campaign is not just of old urine but desperation.

Small wonder that Trump's only response to the "sexist" remark was "BE CAREFUL". I think maybe Trump has her just where he wants her and she hasn't figured it out yet and he has more than a few "Trump" cards up his sleeve that he has yet to play. I suspect he is holding them back because he sees her as the weakest candidate on the Democrat side in terms of available information to destroy her one the conventions are over.

I think Trump is a master player who is playing in three dimensional space while the rest still struggle on a two dimensional board. By the time this is over Hillary's campaign will have all the inevitability of Bob Dole's.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

Wishing a Merry Christmas and the best of luck for the new year! Heaven knows we are all going to need it! Everyone stay safe and warm.

Friday, December 18, 2015

So How Many More Points For Trump?

Today what is alleged to be a Republican controlled Congress betrayed the American voters yet again. Obama and the Democrats got everything they wanted. Full funding for Obamacare, immigration, Planned Parenthood, immigration, the whole nine yards. The votes of the American people to reject the Democrats at the polls were just thrown in the dumpster and the Republicans openly declared that they are willing to tell any lie to win election.

That they seemingly can't figure out why Donald Trump is leading in the polls is just unfathomable. The only questions then is how many more points will this translate into in the next round of polls and how much more damage will be done to the structure of the American Republic before President Trump can take office on January 20th 2017 and can it be saved?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

There Is A Day Of Reckoning Coming.

There is a day of  reckoning coming, not just for America but for our political and media elites more specifically. We are rapidly reaching a point where their insistence that we not speak out in the name of defending our nation, our culture and even more fundamentally ourselves as individuals has gone beyond just liberal touchy feely tolerance and multi-culturalism but has crossed the line to where we have to ask ourselves not just a lot of serious questions, but demand the answers be given in the light of public scrutiny.

Is this just stupidity or is there some deliberate malfeasance behind it?
Are these people simply lacking in the intellectual capabilities to draw logical conclusions from a series of openly visible events?
Have they become so become so ideologically hidebound that they would put their political agenda over and above the life and limb of the citizens the portend to serve?
Are they either willing or ready to accept the consequences for the failure of their policy/stupidity/malfeasance?

Before going any further with the questions we need to lay out some facts.

1. There was a recently reported incident of Muslim men making large multiple purchases of untraceable cell phones. The very kind used for clandestine communication and more importantly as munitions detonatores.

2.  There were also widely reported incidents of not just Muslim men making bulk purchases of propane tanks but widely reported thefts of these same tanks from grocery outlets where one needs no more than a bolt cutter and a single minute to make off with enough explosives to take down a city block.

3. There is now evidence that the madness in Syria has reached a new level of madness. There are reports that Turkey has turned a blind eye to the smuggling of precursors for sarin gas out of Turkey and into Syria. Couple that with reports that a jihadist cell in Switzerland was recently busted in possession of toxic gas.

4.  There exists irrefutable video evidence of Palestinian jihadists converting propane canisters into crude artillery rockets and launching them out of Gaza into southern Israel.  All while shouting Allahuh Ackbar of course.

Do these media and political elites of ours honestly expect us to believe that these various groups don't communicate with each other, that they don't share technology? Or maybe they just think all of us are so involved with the latest edition of "The Voice" or "Survivor" or whatever new bread and circuses distraction they cook up or that we can't be bothered to look up from our cell phones long enough to step off the railroad tracks in time before we get run down by the train? Indeed that might be true for a lot of people, especially of the younger generation, but that's not all of us.

Ever since 9-11 we have been subjected to a series of what I would call pin prick attacks. I would contend that these are deliberatly small, not simply to be annoying and to kill Americans but to desensitize us to continued and perpetual violence.
 I would further posit that this 5th column in our midst are stockpiling and preparing for a single massive simultaneous attack in multiple locations. Neither would I put it past them to employ a known Palestinian tacktic of setting off one device, waiting for the first responders to gather and then set off a second even larger bomb and effectively decspapitating the capability to respond to even more attacks.

These people may be 7th century barbarians but they are armed with 21st century technology and are not afraid to use it or sacrifice themselves in the process.

I know I am not the only one forecasting such terrible events and I do so not to frighten the public but to warn the media and the politicians that should not but when such horrors come to pass we know who we are going to hold accountable for them and it's not just the barbarians and their 7th century death cult but the elite who have deliberately put them in our midst and our lives in peril.

We know full well that the power of government should be used to protect and defend us from our enemies not be used as a weapon against us for refusing to sit back and meekly accept the destruction of the nation that we built.

Me, I'm going long on pitchforks and torches.  The reckoning is and will come.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My First Reaction To Tuesday Night's Debate

Short and simple, screw CNN and their choice of marginally relevant questions and their post debate commentators. Between Paul Begala whining like a little girl about possible collateral damage if we bomb the snot out of the Syria jihadists and admitted communist Van Jones pontificating whether Cruz or Paul was more successful at beating up on Rubio I didn't know which one was going to make me puke first.

More later....maybe.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Just Another "I'm Fed Up" Rant.

Sorry I'm just not going to buy into all the "Blame America first, last and always" crap that has become the stock and trade around here. Nations have been playing economic and geographic political advantage over one another since the dawn of organized society.  We are no different excrpt that we have also had the huge advantage, up until recently, of both a far better educated and free thinking public possessed of entrepreneurial drive that allowed us to push our advantage largely without massive military effort. Our message to the world was not one of military conquest and forced assimilation but of demonstrating the superiority of free enterprise and free citizens and that prosperity grows from individual effort not from government imposition of force.

That made us the envy of the world wher people flocked here to become part of the American dream if not for themselves then for their children and grand children. But now the so-called progressives have turned our educational system into a sewer of egelatarian filth telling any and all that they are entitled to live like kings with out making any effort to actually earn it. They have deprived our youth of any in depth knowledge of history and its proper application to today's issues. Everything must be boiled down to "America is greedy, Americans are racists" and foolish demands for a distorted concept of "equality" that never has, can't and never will exist. They don't teach young people to go out and develop a skill or find a passion and make it work and maybe, just maybe you will make it rich or maybe you will succeed and be able to raise a family in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. There is no emphisis that first and foremost you have to work hard today for tomorrow's rewards. No they teach them that all rewards can be theirs, and theirs now, all they have to do is demand in enough numbers that government give it to them. In their minds their lazyness is simply a manifestation of other peoples greed.

The same dynamic applies to the radical islamists.  Kill the Jews because they succeed where we have failed. Kill the Americans because they wont share their wealth with us. Well you know what? Screw the damn whole lot of them, their communist diaelectic and their Islamic 7th century fascist barbarism. I'm no fan of Putin but at least he is openly facing the reality that it may well come down to nukeing the crap out of Islam before they will be stopped.

As for our own lazy degenerate class, give them jobs, put them to work building Trump's wall on the Mexican border. Forcebly teach them the skills needed to build roads and rebuild bridges. Make them learn to appreciate the value of hard work and stop being such a bunch of spoiled petty children. In short make them grow up.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

So When Does The Hilarity Ensue?

None of us should hold our breath waiting for the political and media elites to issue any apologies or acknowledge that they have a platerfull of egg on their collective faces regarding their rantings about Trump's call for suspending entry to Muslims.

8 U.S. Code # 182 Inadmissible aliens.

(f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President.
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he my deem appropriate.

Bwaaaahaaa! Suck it you ignorant freaking leftist morons! Go ahead and cry and moan like the little children you are.  The law already exists to do exactly what Trump has proposed. So now if Trump and his team were to pursue it they could say that the ball is now in Obama's court and ask if he is going to openly defy something that polls are increasingly showing the public wants.

Yeah Obama will do the right thing. When pigs fly. Wait a minute, where is that kid from the Doritos commercial?

To Not Choose Is To Choose And It's The Wrong Choice.

Donald Trump's latest call for a moratorium on entry visas for Muslims has left the establishment political and media elites with their knickers twisted in such a tight knot that their rantings about Trump have gone up by at least a full octave. That his poll numbers are going up with each new policy pronouncement just adds to their frustrations with their apparent impotency when dealing with not just Trump but the growing numbers of voters who are laughing in their faces. 

During his Dec. 7th speech aboard thr USS Yorktown memorial he singled out the reporter from NBC News who was covering the event, directly exposed her recent attempts to foist off lies as truth and then said to the crowd while pointing directly at her, "That's a third rate journalist right there!" The crowd went wild.

All thus brings us to the basis of, the bottom line if you will, of understanding the conflicts in the contemporary world. It doesn't matter if that conflict is between the social elites and the rest of us plebeians or between Islamic supremacists and Western culture, be it secular or religious. The dynamic is exactly the same.     

Do we want to live in a society where the individual possess the free will to decide what is best for them and their famlies and where we must accept the consequences for our actions both good and bad or do we want to have a society where government and/or self-appointed elites, be they secular or religious, decide what they want and enforce their decisions through psychological manipulation, ie. propaganda and/or at the point of a gun?

In the first case as I pointed out above, the western social elites are seeing their ability to control the formation of public opinion slipping away from them and they are not happy about it. Anyone who thinks that they will just accept defeat and resign themselves from the conflict is naive, stupid or both. If history has one single lesson it is that power once attained is never freely surrendered. We have to be prepared to ask and answer the questions: What will the elites do, what are they prepared to do, to reassert their dominance over the political process and society at large? And, what are we willing to do or are prepared to do to stop them? Clearly up to now the primary direction the elites want us to move in, is to have us incrementally surrender more and more of our God given rights and freedoms in the name of some alleged security provided exclusively by government and its agencies. 

At this point I would posit that governments, both national and local are failing miserably. Local police have concentrated on swelling their ranks with military vets whose sole policing experience at dealing with the public has been in conflict zones where they genuinely had to worry about if the next car they stop has a trunk full of explosives. Unfortunately that attitude dors not translate well in dealing with a large peaceable public. In our swstem of justice the adversarial conflict belongs in the courtroom not on the street. But as demonstrated by the police increasinly resorting to a wild west, shoot first and ask questions later attitude, this is not working out for the public in any positive manner. 

Yes there is a growing problem, particularly in urban areas, with violence and drugs, but the proper responce is not to choke people to death for selling single cigarettes on the street corner when a block or two away someone is selling crack or meth unmolested. The correct responce is not to serve every drug warrant with SWAT teams and stun grenades like they are storming an insurgent stronghold in Iraq.  For the police the adage of "To protect and serve" has devolved into "To patrol and control". Our society is not the better for it. 

If the social elites are willing and prepared to condone such actions on a local level what would they resort to at a national level. Do we want, would we accept some sort of martial law? During an interview after his Dec. 7th announcement Trump quite understandably grew frustrated with the likes of Anderson Cooper and pointedly told him "Will you get it through your thick head that we are at war with these people!"

This brings us to the application of the aforementioned question in the second instance. We live in a pluralist society. That means that what the majority of people want and think does and should have legitimate sway of the direction of society in general. How much sway any want or opinion should have is what public debate is all about. We also beleive and our society was built upon the belief in free will. 

Unfortunatly in any society in this world where Islam is the dominant force that belief does not exist in any meaningful way. The fact that there might exist a majority within those societies that wish nothing more than to go about their daily lives and live in peace is irrelevant. Increasingly it is the violent extremests who are the moving forces in the Islamic world, and they are more than willing to chop of the heads of any who oppose them, be they fellow Muslims or not. 

Again in this instance the government has failed. For all their surveillance and scanning our emails and phone calls did not even put the two San Bernardino shooters on the NSA's radar. Ditto the Chattanooga recruiting center shooter or the Fort Hood shooter. The goverments attitude has become don't you dare arm yourself and shoot back but best you hunker down and wait for the government to come along and count the bodies.

For the West at this point it doesn't matter if you are a hard core atheist, a run of the mill protestant or Catholic or a devout evangelical, the belief in free will is and must be the glue that binds us together as a singular nation. If we abandon that belief we condemn ourselves and our posterity to a repressive regime imposed either internally or externally. It is a choice for the future we must make. It is not a choice we can afford to ignore. We were warned in the midst of the Nazi horror that "To not speak is to speak, to not act is to act." I would add that to not choose is to choose and its the wrong choice.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Who's Poking Who's Hornet's Nest?

So now the media and the political elites have something new coming out of the Trump campaign to get their collective knickers in a twist over. Well isn't that just special of them? Having taken the time to watch the majority of Trump's speech yesterday where he announced the proposal, the audience's reaction was quite predictably just the opposite.

The point I would raise however is not the merits of any such proposal or reaction to it, but rather how Trump characterizes the political elites and their media minions and how the media deliberately ignores it when he calls them out as liars and the political elites dare not address his calling them "stupid people who don't know what they are doing." These charaterizations, true or not, are just what his audience has already concluded for themselves and is simply glad to here a candidate, any candidate, give voice to their frustrations.

Well then here we are, the pundits etc. have a new reason to declare that Trump has at last "gone to far" and predict is imminent demise. More like a reflection of their inability to learn from past mistakes. The more adamant the tortured wailings of the establishment the more certain his supportes become that he speaks for them.

So then going back to the title of this post; just who is is poking what hornet's nest? Is it Trump who is poking tbe nest of the elite's faux indignity or is it the media and political elites that are poking the nest of the voting public's disgust with their repetative lies?

Their was a line the movie "Used Cars" about how "used to be when you bought a politician, he stayed bought". Problem for the elites is that Trump can't be bought and won't be bought. For the establishment it all boils down to that one simple reality. Once was a time when the media considered it their job to challange the politicians and government policy not just to influence it but to guard the public from overreach. Now it seems they reguard their job to be to protect government from the righteous indignation of the voting public.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

And This Latest Bloodbath Surprises Who?

So now the shooters in the gruesome San Bernardino attack have been revealed as Islamists and that revelation has led to celebrations in the Muslim twitterverse. Neither of these facts come as any surprise to any rational clear thinking individuals.

This of course would not include the likes of Hillary Clinton who stated in the wake of the Paris attacks that Islam didn't have anything to do with terrorism. I don't think anyone should hold their breath waiting for the Democrats and RINOs to try and deflect from the facts by trying to lay off the blame on "American gun culture". (Correction, our sorry excuse for a President is already blaming the deaths on purported lax background checks.)

These same two associated groups will concurrently express endless dismay, as we will no doubt see another up tick in Donald Trump's poll numbers.

Matt Bracken's predictions, as noted in the post below are already coming true. Sadly, it is still going to take more than what at present is only about half of registered Republicans to wake up and smell the cordite, before real forthright actions will be taken against the menace of Islam.

The questions then become: How many more attacks will occur between now and the election? Will our sorry excuse for a President, the Democrats and the RINOs continue to stonewall in the face of reality? Will there be a movement to drive this douchbag from office for his increasingly maleficent neglect of the safety of American public? Will he try and double down on his tyrany and try to impliment a massive firearms seizure program? Or will we have to wait for January 20th of 2016 when President Trump is sworn in before anything can be done?

If I recall there was a bunch of arrogant crap that came out of the leftist blogs after the 2008 election calling for President Bush to resign immediately. One can only wonder what the Obama's supporters reactions are going to be when that gets thrown back in their face.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Three Way Civil War

Matt Bracken has penned another excellent piece.

I would suggest all to read it carefully and pass it on as far and possible.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Paris, Lies, And Deadly Deflections

It is a sad commentary on both the state of contemporary political affairs and the degradation of history education that there has emerged an all to frequent theme in many an alternative media site, that Israel/Zionism is the modern  inheritor of Nazi philosophy and methodology. The hate filled vitriol that this notion is pursued with rivals that of the Nazis themselves. That the irony of this is lost upon these fools makes it all the sadder, tragic and dangerous.

To put it bluntly, it is a crock of historically shortsighted crap. Islam has been at war with any and all who reject their death cult from its very inception. Ask the Jews who founded and built the city of Medina who were slaughtered for refusing to convert. Ask the Christians of North Africa and Syria who were slaughtered for refusing to convert. Ask the Christians of Spain who fought for 700 years to free themselves from the opression and murder of the Moors. Consider the tens of tnousands who were slaughtered or carried off into slavery by Islamic piracy in the Mediterranean for over 1000 years. 

Islam has always considered that any land once conquered by Islam, belongs to Islam forever and its peoples have no right to determine their own future. It tactics of conquest by violence and intimidation have not changed one bit in 1500 years. There is not a single other culture on the face of god's green earth that Islam has ever lived in peace with, except the peace of subugation enforced at the point of a scimitar. ISIS is just the latest manifestation of Islamic 7th century barbarism armed with modern weapons.

Whenever anyone dares defy this deceitful propaganda and define Islam for what it is and has always been, namely a collectivist, totalitarian personality cult of death worship, they quickly come under attack by a legion of buffoons who immediately accuse them of being Jews and or agents of Mosad and base their attacks on such unsubstantiated falshoods and a fallacious interpretation of 20th century European history.  

They neither know or care in the least of the history or credentials of those who would dare challange their false narrative. (Just as an aside, I'm about as WASP as anyone could possible be. Thanks to the diligent geneological work of my grandmother and my cousin the family has been traced back to the Plantagenet kings of England.) The notion that Zionism, the Jewish peoples desire for a homeland where they can at least hope to be in control of their own fate, is the inheritance of Nazi philosphy and methodology is absurd on its face. These vile 21st century propagandists openly proclaim the very same Nazi and Islamic hate of the 20th century that the very existance of the Jews is a global conspiricy to control the world that reaches back to the time of the Pharaohs. 

The very last thing these despicable people want examined in the light of day are the proven historical connections between the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, the Muslim Brotherhood and the Nazi state. They don't want any examination of the history of escaped Nazis working in and helping to build the post war governments of Syria and Egypt.

Their modern day manifestation of this ancient evil must be confronted with harsh light of truth whenever it can be. Failure to do so and allowing an even greater emergence of Islamic butchery will sink humanity into a murderous barbarity that would make that of the combined horror of the Nazis, the Japanese empire and the Communists pale by comparison. 

It is up to governments to confront the physical, political and military manifestations such as ISIS and al Qaida. It is up to the courage of individuals to confront the anti-human propagandists.

Don't take my word for the truth of any of these connections. Both the written and photographic evidence of the collusion between Islam and the Nazis is plentiful and easy to find. It must be used to both confront the lies and to demonstrate the truth to those who have been deliberately kept in the dark so as to make of them a new generation of victims of these ancient lies. Simply consider the words of Yasser Arafat. "I am willing to kill for my cause, what makes you think I woundn't lie for it as well?"

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Understanding The Problem In Five Easy Lessons

Lesson #1 Who has done what.

The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim 
The Beltway Snipers were Muslims 
The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim 
The underwear Bomber was a Muslim 
The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims 
The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims 
The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims 
The London Subway Bombers were Muslims 
The Moscow Threat Attackers were Muslims 
The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims 
The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims 
The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims 
The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims 
The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims 
The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims 
The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims 
The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims 
The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims 
The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims 
The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims 
The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims 
The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims 
The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims 
The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims 
The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims 

Lesson #2

Who gets along with whom.

Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem 
Hindus living with Christians = No Problem 
Hindus living with Jews = No Problem 
Christians living with Shintos = No Problem 
Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem 
Confucians living with Baha'is = No Problem 
Baha'is living with Jews = No Problem 
Jews living with Atheists = No Problem 
Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem 
Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem 
Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem 
Hindus living with Baha'is = No Problem 
Baha'is living with Christians = No Problem 
Christians living with Jews = No Problem 
Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem 
Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem 
Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem 
Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem 
Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem 

Lesson #3 Who does dot get along with others.

Muslims living with Hindus = Problem 
Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem 
Muslims living with Christians = Problem 
Muslims living with Jews = Problem 
Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem 
Muslims living with Baha'is = Problem 
Muslims living with Shintos = Problem 
Muslims living with Atheists = Problem 

Lesson #4a.   Who blames who.

They're not happy in Gaza 
They're not happy in Egypt 
They're not happy in Libya 
They're not happy in Morocco 
They're not happy in Iran 
They're not happy in Iraq 
They're not happy in Yemen 
They're not happy in Afghanistan 
They're not happy in Pakistan 
They're not happy in Syria 
They're not happy in Lebanon 
They're not happy in Nigeria 
They're not happy in Kenya 
They're not happy in Sudan 

Lesson #4b

They're happy in Australia 
They're happy in England 
They're happy in Belgium 
They're happy in France 
They're happy in Italy 
They're happy in Germany 
They're happy in Sweden 
They're happy in the USA & Canada 
They're happy in Norway & India 

They're happy in almost every country that is not Islamic! And who do they blame? 
Not Islam... Not their leadership... Not themselves, THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!! 
And they want to change the countries they're happy in, to be like the 
countries they came from where they were unhappy.

Lesson #5


In the face of such simple evidence and facts, the Obama administration just can’t figure out who's causing the problems.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

John Kerry Is Still An Asshole.

In his statement on the Paris attacks Kerry spoke for nearly 30 minutes but just could not bring himself to correctly label the attackers as what they are, Islamists. What a bunch of shit heads we have in charge in Washington.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

And Now For Something From The Back Corner Of The Yard. Part Two.

About two years after I retired from full time work my wife bought us a new storage building/work shop. This was a practical matter in that the one we had had constructed some 26 years earlier had reached, if not exceed, its expected life span given the ravages of time and carpenter bees. As in all marriages we have also accumulated more garden tools and assorted junk that neither of us could come to part with. That and the fact that much of my career kept me on the road, it suffered from plain old neglect.

The new building has twice the floor space as the old one and additionally has two lofted platforms for storing all those thing we never use but can't bear to part with. In the ensuing two years more and more of this building has been taken over as a work shop for carpentry and furniture refinishing. More toy space as my wife calls it was needed for new tools etc.

So the next logical step was to consider building another small building strictly for yard tools and equipment.

As with the last project, I had to conceptualize a design first. This time I had to be careful not to get overly ambitious about what I could do just by myself. With that in mind I called up my design software and in about two days I had the design done and in another two the drawings and material cut lists were complete.

After selecting where I was going to put it, I located supporting blocks and started constructing the platform frame.

The outer and center crossing beams are pressure treated 4x4s.
The center beams are notched in the middle to nest them together.
All the outside connections were done with 8" lag bolts.
The center lap joint was done with 3" deck screws. Two from the top
and two from the bottom forming a square pattern.

Two sets of intermediate floor joist were put in and
supported at the ends with hanger blocks. These were
all mounted with 3" deck screws.

Once the frame was complete and final leveling was done 11/32 plywood was attached for flooring.

The floor panels were attached with 1-5/8" deck screws.
Now with a stable platform and room to work I started on the frames for the walls.

First came the back wall.

Then the first side wall.

Both of these required careful measuring and clamping to keep them square and true. These were then used as templates for the second side wall and the front wall. Again 3" deck screws were used throughout.

Second side wall of first.

Front wall built on top of back wall.

Next came the roof trusses.

As before with the wall frames, the first became template for the others. Five in total.

I was now ready to begin erection of the building.

The first side wall.

The back wall.

The second side wall.

The front wall.

And finally the roof trusses were put in place.

It was now time to start puting the external wall pickets in place.

First the back wall.

Then the side walls.

And the front wall.

Sills angled at 5° were then added to the window openings to keep rain out.
On the bottom,

And the top.
The external pickets were all spaced with 3/4" gaps. Boards in the center were trimmed to maintain uniform spacing.

The internal spaces between the studs were then filled with 5/16" plywood and attached with 1" flat head screws. The edges of all of these panels were sealed with caulk.

The end truss covers and corner and edge trim were then installed.

The trim boards were put up with finish nails.

The side opening panels were installed.

Then the doors.

The weather forecast then called for several days of heavey rain. It lasted nine days.

Heavy plastic sheet was stapled to the roof. Even this was not enough to stop mildew from starting.  Several applications of bleech solved this problem. 

It was now time to start painting. Putting up the roof panels was going to wait until my son came for a visit.

I had plenty of paint left over from when the new building was purchased and erected. 

The roof panels are 3/8" plywood, attached with 2" deck screws and painted with three coats of textued deck paint. This should get this structure through the winter. Come spring I will put on a couple of layers of roofing paper and a layer of shingles.

Total cost for this project including lumber, hardware, fasteners and the deck paint used on the roof was just under $700.00. The roofing paper and shingles should be around $65.00.

Before spring comes I will be designing and building a ramp for getting the law equipment in and out.  I may also run a trench and bury an electrical line so I can have a light and at least one outlet inside.

And Now For Something From The Back Corner Of The Yard. Part One.

I don't spend all my time surfing the net and writing blog posts about politics and economics.  Recently I finished a couple of carpentry projects. As I enjoy my retirement, keeping the body active is as important as keeping the mind sharp.

All across the the American suburbs nothing is more ubiquitous than the plastic roll out garbage and recycling cans. Whoever said that a simple, functional design has a beauty all its own wasn't thinking about this particular part of the American landscape. My task then was to find a way to conceal our three cans from view, make them accessable for regular use and for moving to the street on the scheduled day.

The first step of course was to conceptualize a design in my head and then take the concept and turn it into a 3-D design. From this I produced assemby drawings and material cut lists. Having spent a good chunk of my career as a machinery designer this was the easy part.

The basic frame had three sub-assemblies that were put together in my shop. These were then put together at the top of my driveway where the can corral was to be located.

The subframes and frame assembly was constructed
with 2x4s and 3" deck screws.
Once the frame was assembled it was lined up an leveled. It was then attached to the fence with 3" and 4" deck screws from both sides of the fence.

Bricks and concrete blocks were used to keep the
frame off the ground.
Once this step was completed, the forward corners of the end frames were then supported with short sections of pressure treated 2x4. This stabilized the frame structure, took the stress out of the screws attaching the frame to the fence and protects it from rot.

Like the frame, the forward stabilizers were
attached with 3" deck screws.
This done, I could then begin attaching the pickets and the doors to the left side.

The pickets were attached with 2" ring shank
roofing nails.
The doors, like the sub-frames, were pre-assembled in my shop. The next step of course was the remaining end pickets and door.

Plywood gussets were used to reinforce the corners
 of the door frames and attached with 2" deck screws.
A forward stabilizing 2x4 was then put in place to prevent the doors from sagging inward from their own weight and to control the final spacing between them.

After the closing latch was put in place all that remained was to apply a coat of stain.

The total cost for the materials to build this, not including the stain that I already had, came to just under $110.00.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bernie Sanders an the Big Swedish Lie

Like so many other leftists, Bernie Sanders has embarked on the claim that America should become more European like and institute even more social welfare programs. As they always do, they hold up Sweden as some sort of shining example of how the modern socialist state should work.

The problems is, like with so many other leftist arguments, this one is superficial and shallow in its accounting of the historical realities behind modern Sweden. In short the argument is rife with the lies of omission.

In that period when the American colonists were just begining their long struggle against King George III, Sweden was still under the domination of the usual types of self-entitled nobility and oppressive trade guilds that had been the social model since the middle ages. Most of the population lived in the poverty of a feudal economic system. They were quite simply serfs. 

By the begining of the 19th century the same type of enlightened classical liberalism that had inspired the American Revolution began to take root in Sweden. The nation was transformed from an economic system of Royal licences and trade guilds into a model of laze fair economics. The transformation was so complete that in the period between the middle of the 19th century and the middle of the 20th century Sweden's population doubled and personal income grew nearly 1000%. Sweden became the 4th wealthiest nation in the world. Sweden's industry and population became some of the most modern and innovative in the world. This, coupled with sound banking policy allowed them to accumulate massive capital reserves. 

There was so much prosperity and wealth that the Swedish left which had been, if not dormant, was unable to make much headway against it. They then changed tactics and began insisting that all those reserves should be spent on providing the usual litany of "free stuff" for the population at large. By the year 2000 many programs were in place from health care to subsidized housing etc. and Sweden still held its place as number 4 in national wealth.  But then all those capital reserves built up over a century of hard work and frugality began to run out and Sweden quickly slipped from number 4 to number 14 on the list of national wealth. Additionally, since the social welfare era Sweden's economic growth has stagnated and real job creation has fallen to near zero and corporste innovation has all but disappeared as major corporations survive primarily on government contracts and no longer have to compete. 

As Sweden continues to deteriorate economically, it also deterioates socially and they even seems to be unable to defend themselves or their culture from an invading horde of Muslims who have no interest in assimilating into Sweden but rather seek to parasitically destroy it from the inside. Working against this trend, Sweden has begun to cut back on its social welfare system and privatize large sectors of the economy that had become state controlled.

The idea that the US can impliment a Swedish style socialistic system in a nation of nearly 325 million and already nearly $20 trillion in debt, without destroying labor mobility, taxing captial generation and innovation out of existance just when it is needed most, is purely delusional.  The Swedes are begining to return to their productive capitalistc roots. We should be doing the same.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Anybody Else See a Pattern Here?

While the media are all focused on the Kabuki Theater of presidential politics slowly but surely the nations economy is progressively tipping over the edge. For the past two weeks almost every day has seen the announcement that some Wall Street multi-billion dollar hedge fund or exchage traded fund is either shutting down of halting operations and liquidating its remaining assets. In every case the cause has been inadaquate cash reserves to cover losses from the recent downturn in the market.

While everyone ignores these signs of fragility, volatility  and illiquidity in the market another shoe dropped today when the state of Illinois announced that it was suspending pension fund payments. The state comptroller stated thet November payments would not be made and December's would be "delayed", stating that "For all intents and purposes we are out of money." First it was lottery winners who were getting tbe hose from the Illinois state government, then the schools were going to be shut down early and now pensioners are getting a deep proctological exam because the Democrat controlled legislature in Springfield refuses to make serious and needed cuts to the state budget and the Republican governor refuses to sign any bubget that doesn't.

The outstanding question is of course who in their right minds would loan already bankrupt Illinois even more money?

So Obama's adopted home town rapidly descends into deadly tribal warfare and Hillary's entire home state slides into bankruptcy.  Thanks Democrats! Let's just have the fed print up another couple of trillion dollars and bail out everybody!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Tonight's Drinking Game Rules.

A shot must be consumed when any of these key words sre used by the moderators or any of the candidates.

1.  Trump.
2.  Entitled/(nonexistant) rights.
3.  War on women.
4.  Evil Republicans/TeaParty/conservative conspiracy.

Three strait shots must be consumed if the words Libya, Benghazi or national debt are not mentioned before closing statements. You might want to do this under any circumstance to numb the brain against the wretched revulsion you are about to experience. Hell you might want to start with three shots before it even begins for the same reason.

Stock up now because you will be hammered before the end of the first half hour.

Monday, October 12, 2015

And Yet Another Propaganda Fest on 60 Minutes.

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a sharp spike in Pepto-Bismol consumption during the so-called interview of the prevaricator in chief on 60 Minutes this evening. To be sure there will be those on the left who will accuse CBS of selling out to the Republicans but that is little more than a smoke screen to cover for the more obvious questions that were not asked.

1. How is it that President Bush the elder was able to decimate the largest army in the middle east with a brief concentrated air campaign and then bring it to its knees with an even briefer ground campaign but your Pentagon can't make headway against what you have defined as "the JV squad" of terrorism?

2. Have your administration's actions in slashing the size of the military and dismissing experienced field commanders had a deleterious effect on our ability to project power in the middle east and elsewhere?

3. Are the American people supposed to think that talking about your position on global warming is a rational response to questions about your leadership in the face of expanding Russian and Chinese military power?

I could go on but I don't think anyone is seriously expecting the MSM to ask anything close to such questions, nor for the liar in chief to be willing to answer them. Tonight's entire process was as scripted and phony as this administration has been since day one.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time To Move This Back To The Top

The Plague of Ignorance, Apathy and Ancient Evils.

If there is one thing that I have learned in my 66 years dealing in the private, public and government sector it's that individuals with strong leftwing political opinions tend to be pretty thin skinned when it comes to what is to actually be deemed "left" or "right".  The more thin skinned they are the more profoundly ignorant of the subject they are found to be.

This failure of reason and logical thinking is most easily exposed by daring to posit that fascism is the intellectual child of the left.  Bring this subject up and you will soon see how the "open-minded" and "tolerant" leftist is more close minded and intolerant than any conservative I've ever met.  Such a contention is met with utter contempt at best, accusations of stupidity or attempting to manipulate any discussion at worst.  For the contemporary left this is a closed subject and even the discussion is strictly forbidden.  It's even worse in circumstance than questioning Al Gore and his global warming consensus. (I wonder how those folks in New England and the upper mid-west enjoyed the first day of spring from under that freshly fallen blanket of snow.)

Never mind that the so-called idea that fascism was a rightwing ideology had its origins with Joseph Stalin who regarded anything not in conformance with Soviet style international socialism as extreme rightwing.  These leftists have had this idea pounded into their heads in college by various professors who no doubt came from the same "this is axiomatic, no discussion is necessary" (or allowed) perspective.  The question that many of these same professors were/are dedicated leftists doesn't seem to have entered or affected the thought process of these so-called graduates.  In short they have been taught what to think not how to think, particularly as to the subject of the origins of fascism.

This highly singular and as we shall see dangerously erroneous position places profound limitations on the development of political thought moving forward.  I would compare it to dropping anchor and then putting a ship’s engines in all ahead full, then looking over the stern and confusing the turbulence created by the props for forward motion.  They may look over the bow and fixate on the horizon of some "perfected state" but they never look down to see that there is no bow wave being formed.

And yet it doesn't take a very deep examination or comparison between the propagandist rhetoric of today's leftist and that of 1930's Nazi Germany to find shocking similarities.  The evidence exists but like with so many other things they are convinced that by simply refusing to acknowledge its existence it magically disappears.

How frequently have we heard the argument that the constructions of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are "antiquated" or out dated or somehow not consistent with modern society? How different is this really from "the constitutional reality of the Third Reich cannot be mastered  with the aid of juridical thought patterns of  the  past."?1  The left has created a political thought process whose only discernible foundation is that the Constitution must be seen as a "living" document whose interpretations are only defined by the exigencies of the moment or whatever is currently deemed "politically correct." How different is this sophistry from that of the Nazi's'; "nor is it admissible to determine National Socialism's political theory by drawing inferences from its system of thought."2  How different is the left’s desire to use the electoral process to move the United States in the direction what they envision as European socialism from the Nazi's self characterization of the F├╝herstaat as "the most ennobled form of a modern European Democracy."?3

The contemporary leftist will tell us that the concepts of individual liberty (defined as freedom from government interference in daily life), self-initiative and moreover personal responsibility for our actions and circumstances are out dated or incomplete.  It is no longer enough to have a system of government and rights that guarantees what the government can't do to the people and their freedoms we must have a government that guarantees what it will and must do for us.  Never mind that historically under such systems "do for us" soon devolves into "do to us".  "No one among us lives for himself, each of us lives only for the people.  No one lives for his own happiness, each lives only for the happiness of the community. No one among us can say as he may have done before: 'My happiness lies in my home, in my business, in my profession.' No -- we live beyond space and time in the millennial destiny of the people.....we have built our happiness in the fortress of socialist life."4 Sounds like something lifted right out of the pages of Pravda or Izvestia right?  Guess again then see note 4 below.

It would be mistake to think that this is simply a resurgence of the Hegelian concept of primacy of the rights of the state over the rights of the individual. Nothing could be further from the truth. The theme of the 1934 Nazi national party congress was "We Command the State!"  Under this doctrine the party and its functionaries (in spite of claims to the contrary) regularly interfered with the conduct of long existing administrative functions, doing so under the rubric of "the will of the leader".  The Party became the State.  How different then is this from Attorney General Holder saying that it's his job to decide which laws are to be enforced and which ones are not, or telling sovereign states that they have no right to protect themselves from a flood of aliens coming across their own borders with a foreign state, using their own duly passed legislation?  According to the Nazi's themselves it was "not the proper function of the administrative courts to act as arbiters in controversies between local government and supervisory departments."5

What most would be students of government and politics (both left and right) either forget or simply were never taught was that the Nazi's formed their government and continually ruled on a basis of the need of addressing a "national emergency".

At some point in the not to distant future we are all going to have to come to grips with a very significant question.   Do we want to live in a country where the final authority of the Federal government is based in law and the consent of the governed or in one where it is based in the will of those who are in "command of the state"?  Look around you at our increasingly militarized police, aggressive "pat downs" at the airport, unmanned drones in our skis and a DHS that is stockpiling enough hollow point ammunition for a thirty years war and then arrogantly refusing to answer questions about those purchases from members of Congress.  DHS is issuing mine resistant armored vehicles (MRAVs) developed in dealing with the insurgency in Iraq to local police departments.  Just who is it these "Federalized" local police envision themselves going to war with?  Look at these things in joint context and then tell us how we don't have a government operating on the basis of "national emergency".

When Senators like Chuck Shumer or John McCain tell you that none of your rights as defined in the Constitution are absolute you had best take them seriously, because what they have envisioned is an Orwellian nightmare of "All pigs are equal but some pigs are more equal than others."  He is not unlike the chuckling Dr Goebbels; "we were not legal in order to be legal, but in order to rise to power.  We rose to power legally in order to gain the possibility of acting illegally."6

John Adams said that "If men were angels there would be no need for government."  Men are not angels so Adams and the founders insured our right to protect ourselves from government, its agents and even the officials we elect.  Therein lay the fundamental difference between the right and the left. We don't believe in Heaven on Earth. The left thinks they can make heaven on earth if only they have the power to do so, and our individual right stand in their way.  

Not to be deliberately repetitive but George Santayana famous quotation is often truncated and its full meaning lost or distorted. Taken in full it is far more profound, especially in regards to to what I have shown above.

"Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.  When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence.   This is the condition of children and barbarians in which instinct has learned nothing from experience."

 Fascism in one form or another has been with us for a very long time just as has the idea of government.  Whether it started with the ancient kings of Babylon and Persia that demanded their subjects worship them as gods, or in the divine right of kings, who is to say.  History is full of manifestations of evil From the Aztecs slaughter on the alters of human sacrifice to Pol  Pot's killing fields of Cambodia evil has existed in the hearts of men who have always, who will always claim they are doing what is in "our best interest".

Our contemporary leftists may indeed be far more sophisticated than the fascists of the past, but they are fascists none the less. They may dress themselves up in cloaks of erudition and claims of superior intellect and wanting what (only they are allowed to define) is "best for us".  But beneath those cloaks lay the same same ambition, lust for power and willingness to sacrifice the rights and lives of the people for their own accumulation of power and wealth that were not just the hallmarks of the fascists of the 30's and 40's but have plagued mankind since the dawn of time.

1.   Reuss Juristische Wochenschrift, vol. 64 page 2314, 1935.
2.  Hans Schnidt-Leonhardt, Deutsches Recht, (central organ of the Association of National Socialist Jurists), vol. 5, page 340, 1935
3. Joseph Goebbels, Hamburger Fremdenblatt, no. 78, March 20 1934
4. Reichs Minister Hans Frank (later governor of occupied Poland), Mitteilungblatt des Bundes National-Sozialistischer Deutscher Juristen und des Reichsrechtsamts derNSDAP, no. 1, page 9, 1935  
5.  Theodor Manuz, Deutches Recht, vol.5, page 479, 1935
6.  Deutsche allgemeine Zeitung, nos. 549-550, Nov. 25, 1934