Saturday, August 08, 2009

Memo to SF: GTFO!

This cuts it.  One of us has to get out.
There’s an unusual sign in the window of the former Nob Hill See’s Candies of 1519 Polk Street. Landlord, horse farmer, fountain parker, and “911 Bounty Hunter” John Jenkel explains that the San Francisco candy maker has been evicted due to their contribution to the “Enron-sponsored” 9/11 attacks.
Linda SoG

Tell the police daddy molested you sweetie

Best and Worst of 50

New Hampshire, South Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, and Texas rank best
We rank all fifty states on overall respect for individual freedom and on components of freedom: “Fiscal Policy,” “Regulatory Policy,” and “Paternalism.” Our approach in this report is to weight policies according to the number of people affected by the policy, the intensity of preferences on the issue, and the importance of state policy variation. However, we happily concede that different people value aspects of freedom differently. Hence, we provide the raw data and weightings on our website so that interested readers can construct their own personal freedom rankings; the spreadsheet is available at

The study was conducted by Jason Sorens of the University of Buffalo and William P. Ruger of Texas State and release through the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.   I don't think there'll be any surprises at the extremes.  Michigan's much higher ranking than South Carolina wasn't expected/  The study notes that extremely conservative governments do not appear to afford any more freedom overall than do moderate, centrist governments. Again, the Michigan conundrum?  We need a sleuth  ... the data are here.

Aside from the five freest states, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, and Texas, we want to know which five states are the closest to being internment camps, right?    Tell me if you're surprised at all.
New York is the least free by a considerable margin. This will surprise few residents of the Empire state. In order from the bottom, New York is followed by New Jersey, Rhode Island, California, and Maryland. Unfortunately, these states make up a substantial portion of the total American population. Moreover, these bottom five states have considerable ground to make up even to move off this ignoble list, let alone into a creditable position in the rankings.
The B-52's  missiles are programmed accordingly.

Everything Cheeseburger

It's a freaking miracle!

Tim W

What? Put his what where? Explain.

A Kindred Spirit

This guy says of himself, "I have the sense of humor of a fourth grader"  So naturally he belongs over here.  I took some of his real estate because it just made me feel so dsmned good. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Jeremiah Wright, Jr.

The motherfuckin’ chickens!?!?  Comin’ home to roost!!1!

The disparity in class, maturity and leadership between that arrogant cocksucker and George W. Bush is a chasm the covers the known fucking universe.

I guess part of Chicago toughguy politics is not knowing that it’s a good idea to shut the fuck up when you are in the process of having your ass handed to you.  The Unicorn of Hubris is about to have the worst August in the history of the office of the Presidency.

I, for one, am looking forward to the coming bloodbath.  It’s about goddamn time the left learns what righteous anger looks like.  I’m 100% against domestic violence but the daddy party is about to beat the shit out the mommy party for burning the fucking chicken.

I love politics.

3:10 Yuma; King of Ants

Movie bad guys
I am famously an all-or-nothing guy, and lately that's manifested itself as a movie binge.  Watching Appaloosa made me hungry for more Westerns, so I finally watched 3:10 to Yuma.  Having seen the 1957 Glenn Ford, Van Heflin version, this remake was way down my list of movies I wasn't watching anyway.  Absolutely terrific acting, and of course quite different from the original - as scored by body count.  I love villainous villains, and Charlie Prince is so nasty I wanted to kill him myself.  And the Messican sharpshooter.   I also learned from watching the credits that  3:10 to  Yuma began life as an Elmore Leonard short story. Mmmmm. Elmore Leonard. 

Somehow, HFS, I then latched onto "King of the Ants."  I'll leave it at this.  If you liked Reservoir Dogs, this is for you. And yes, that is Normy from Cheers, still sucking down brewskis.   I couldn't stop watching.  There is so much evil in this film that the central character, sociopath Sean Crawley,  somehow rides away on a moral high horse.  I wanted to shoot everyone in this movie, except the woman. Good acting jobs all around.


Corporal Christopher Reynolds shot a top-level Taliban commander - called Musa - who co-ordinated dozens of attacks against British and US soldiers.  From a mile away.  Cpl Reynolds, of 3 Scots, The Black Watch, has already killed 32 other Taliban fighters during some of the hardest fighting of the Afghan campaign.

A Brit sniper is credited with the longest range kill in Afghanistan ... 1500 meters (.932 Miles). His partner then nailed a Taliban sniper - who spoke with a Birmingham accent - who was shooting from a tiny hole in a wall more than half a mile away. 

We were taking fire all the time. We were observing down the valley and I saw a group of five Taliban. I identified one straightaway as the commander because I watched him through the scope and when he spoke on the radio, the other one would do what he said."I saw that he had a weapon, an AK47. We did all the calculations for range, windspeed and all that. I have to admit the first round landed next to him. We were so far away that he didn't even realise he was being shot at."We changed our aim and when I took into account different factors like the trajectory of the bullet, my gun scope was actually aiming at the top of a doorway. I fired and the bullet went off, coming down and hitting him in the chest."He dropped straight away into the arms of a fighter behind him."The guy just panicked and dropped the leader and ran away."He had been given a lead sleeping tablet. I was quite proud of that shot - it is the longest recorded kill in Afghanistan. I am going to use that fact as a chat-up line in the pub when I get back home.

 Wikipedia says this.

"The longest range recorded for a sniper kill currently stands at 2,430 meters (2,657 yd, or 1.51 miles), accomplished by Master Corporal Rob Furlong, a sniper from Newfoundland, Canada, in March 2002 during the war in Afghanistan.

No matter to me, 1500 meters is an impossible shot, but not so much.

Coffee cup art- Mona Lisa

Coffee Cup Mona Lisa

Great Shot!

Dodd, Holder and ObamaCare

In passing ...

stuff I saw this morning

Dodd, Conrad cleared of Senate ethics violations
The committee, after a yearlong investigation, said it found "no substantial credible evidence" that the home loans secured with Countrywide Financial Corp. violated Senate ethics rules.

'Non-responsive' Justice Dept. pressed again on Panthers case

It also accused the department of failing to properly respond to members of Congress who have asked about the decision to dismiss the New Black Panther Party complaint, saying its responses to congressional inquiries also were "non-responsive" and contained "factual errors and ... questionable legal claims."

How to defeat the telephone conference cowards
Open forum on how to defeat congressnot who are eschewing live debate with constituents, and opting for topic controlled teleconferencing.


Nancy Pelosi, who will get her own bound volume in the annals of asininity, has outdone herself.

The Obama Joker $1000 Video Contest
Go to Infowars and download the posters, print them out, and put the posters up in public spaces around your town. Make sure to use a poster with Infowars displayed. Create a video of your poster offensive and post it on YouTube.

Comparing Health Systems

UK Healthcare
Third largest employer in the world, after the Chinese Red Army and India's national railway.  Most of those employees are administrators.
A video fot that "special person" in your family.  Everyone has at least one (except me).

Glen Beck's interview with British MP Daniel Hannan --about the UK's national health care -- ought  persuade anyone still straddling, and who care about our country, or themselves,  to resist ObamaCare as though their lives depended on it.  Literally.  Interesting to me was his answer to why Brits don't just scrap this monster?
... because it has become such a huge system ... We have 1.4 million people employed by a national health --  the third biggest employer in the world after the red army in China and the Indian national railways. Most of those 1.4 million  people are administrators. That the managers outnumber the doctors -- is the electoral bloc that makes it almost impossible to get rid of -- 

 "[T]he electoral bloc that makes it almost impossible to get rid of, "  is of course why Obama socialists are so keen on it. But, lest anyone think congress critters aren't scared to death by these town hall confrontations ... this:
I can't tell you the number of times the Rostenkowski incident has been mentioned by members of Congress at meetings I've attended. [Rostenkowski Isn't Just On Andrew's Mind]
And then there's this ...
Blue Dog Blues
Moderate Democrats may lose simply because voters don’t want Nancy Pelosi in power.