Monday, February 14, 2011

It's funny cause she lived

Water melon, water melon
Watermelon rind
Look at the scoreboard
and see who's behind

i need a jump start

Gnome stuff

I'm a Swedish meatball
short and stout ...
  With a simple saliva sample we'll help you gain insight into your traits, from baldness to muscle performance. Discover risk factors for 95 diseases. Know your predicted response to drugs, from blood thinners to coffee. And uncover your ancestral origins.

The Royal Swedish Meatball
The Swedish King off to rape and pillage England

My son Greeper did this Me&23 DNA mapping thing, and the results were fascinating for him, and a mystery of sorts for me.  According to his map, I am 100% Eastern European to include Finland etc., but almost totally of Swedish ancestry. Which means that somewhere along the line my maternal Granny's family (she emigrated from England) were influenced, ahem,  by Norsemen raiders, most likely.  There's all sort of genetic info to be gleaned from the results, like what diseases you are a carrier of, IQ stock, etc.  In some cases identical twins separated at birth, and who underwnet the testing, were discovered. Same with cousins, etc.  Not real sure about what all's involved, but it sure is interesting. 


Off with some heads

Off With some Heads

Boned Jello
  "The President will today propose a budget for 2012 in which the U.S. government would take in $2.627 trillion and spend $3.729 trillion," reports ABC's Jake Tapper. "At no point in the president's 10-year projection would the U.S. government spend less than it's taking in." Things the proposal does not include: Serious cuts to entitlement spending or any of the other bitter pills suggested by Obama's not-cheap deficit reduction commission. According to budget spiritualist Jacob Lew, Obama's proposed budget counters the argument--made by absolutely no one--that "we can do this painlessly."
Via Daily Caller

'Project Gunwalker'

A journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker'

  The story of the Waco tragedy actually begins on January 10, 1993 when Sixty Minutes aired a story titled "Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Harassment," exposing sexual harrasment within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF). When combined with a congressional funding battle, and the BATF's notification to news agencies to expect a big story out of Waco, it seems that the initial raid on the Mt. Carmel complex was a BATF publicity stunt. [Waco]
The following is a summary and time line of articles appearing on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog and Gun Rights Examiner, reflecting original reporting on the developing "Project Gunwalker" story by Mike Vanderboegh and myself. That's the purposely ironic name I assigned it, a parody of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive's "Project Gunrunner," and it refers to allegations by whistleblowing ATF insiders that:

    * ATF management was allowing potentially hundreds of semiautomatic firearms to be walked across the Mexican border in order to pad statistics used to further budget and power objectives.
    * Mexican authorities were kept in the dark, and protests that they should be informed were overridden, first by the Phoenix ATF office, and ultimately by higher-ups in Washington, DC.
    * A gun used in this operation was involved in a December 2010 incident in which a Border Patrol agent was killed.
The cart before the horse perhaps, but what brought this to my attention was a NRA press release, "NRA issues statement on Grassley ATF inquiry."

Senator Grassley has demonstrated that he is determined to uncover the truth regarding BATFE's investigative tactics, even as BATFE seems intent on shutting down his investigation.
Grassley is someone I generally consider useless, but here at least he appears to be doing a journeyman's job of it.  ATF keeps appending letters to its acronym (When was E get added, and was it really necessary?). Anyway,since the agency is now at least as dangerous to the common weal as them what it investigates, perhaps we need a BATFEBATFE to protect us from them.