Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Difficulty: EASY

Is the bear Catholic?

Well, he doesn't smell to bad ...



Any party that will nominate someone as their presidential candidate on the basis of  being a "mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," as Joe Biden described Obama, is capable of nominating anybody.  Which explains why the incredibly stupid Elizabeth Warren, the incredibly inept, and serial criminal Hillary Clinton, and
Martin O'Malley, who reveled in being called "the White Obama," have hope.  And ought in turn scare the shit out of us. 

Aside: Who will win the 2016 election between Bush and O'Malley? Yes, Virginia, that's already been decided.


Fundamental Problems

I find myself consistently in tune with  Red State's Erick Erickson's pronouncements.  Here are two from yesterday that are, IMO, especially worth reading. 

The Fundamental Problem with a Jeb Bush Presidency (and a Hillary Clinton one)

I want you to do something you will not want to naturally do. You too Laura Ingraham. I want you all to do this because I consider it very important. I want you to presume you agree with Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton (your choice) on everything. I want you to presume that Jeb or Hillary is the ideal candidate in your mind. I know it is hard, but just do it. Presume that they are perfect.

Separate from the White House, John Roberts now leads a Supreme Court that very clearly can be persuaded by PR campaigns and is now constantly targeted to do what is right in terms of public relations and not necessarily the law or constitution.
Notwithstanding that, I think the nation would make a mistake handing the Presidency to either. The reason for that mistake has nothing to do with their positions on any issue. I would gladly support Jeb Bush were he the nominee of the Republican Party. I do not have the hostility toward him some of my friends have.  [Continued]

John Boehner Uses an Outside Group to Attack Conservatives

The American Action Network claims to be a “conservative” group. It was started by prominent Republican, Fred Malek, who maintains close ties to the Establishment and was Finance Co-Chairman of Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) Presidential campaign. It is run by Mike Shields, formerly of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Prior to Shields, Brian Walsh of the NRCC ran it. It was founded by former Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)4 and previously run by Rob Collins of Cantor’s office. Collins is now at the NRSC. Former Republican Senator Norm Coleman is Chairman of the Board.

The group operates as an outside entity for Rep. John Boehner (R-OH). On the same day even the establishment oriented Wall Street Journal editorial page is suggesting Boehner go, Fred Malek’s group has begun attacking conservative congressmen. Malek and the American Action Network want conservative congressmen to cave and fund Barack Obama’s executive amnesty plan.

In Georgia, they have already begun running ads against Congressmen Barry Loudermilk and Jody Hice. Loudermilk and Hice, who voted for Boehner as Speaker, are now being attacked by Speaker Boehner’s outside interests. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) of Kansas is in the same boat along with Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH). [Continued]

Wash your dishes ...


Eating Squirrels

                                                           FOOD EMERGENCY

TODAY'S "Coping with government induced disaster" memo

SHTF Blog has a really good piece up on building a squirrel gun for SHTF scenarios. I don’t want to detract from it because it’s solid and you should read the whole thing, but I do want to offer a note of caution. (I’m certain that the author is aware of everything I’m about to say. Again, I’m not detracting.) I’m a longtime squirrel hunter, and like everyone else, I see them everywhere here in the city and have thought on more than one occasion that if the SHTF I could bag a few for the family.

But let’s not be under any illusions: the squirrel population is going to drop to zero really fast when the food runs out. Anyone who’s planning to eat for more than a week on squirrel will go hungry. They just aren’t as plentiful and calorie-rich as you think they are.

Assuming that you can get a pound of game meat from an average squirrel, which is optimistic, you’re looking at about 540 calories per squirrel. That may sound like a lot, but it isn’t. If you’re planning to use squirrel for, say, only a quarter the calories of a 2,000-calorie per day diet, then you have to bag one per day per family member.

There are about five or six squirrels per acre in urban areas (about two per acre in rural areas), so with four family members to feed and a 100% success rate in killing every squirrel you see, you’re clearing out around three acres every four days in the city. And you’re not the only one trying to eat them! How long is the squirrel population really going to last in your town?  (continued)

"Planning to Eat Squirrel when TSHTF? "  That would be me.  Every time a squirrel has a heart attack in our yard I say to MoSup that maybe we ought be encouraging them so's they can feed us when the time comes.  The real reason though, as I've  previously stated,  that I have declared war on squirrels is economic.  Evidently the people who make automobile fuel lines found it cheaper to use a vegetable based, rather than oil material to make their product.  Sold, no doubt, as "saving the environment." Net result, squirrels eat it.  Here's a copy of my most recentfourth in 6 yearsbill for replacing a fuel line.  That bill doesn't not include the cost of road service when I run out of gas on the Bay Bridge! Remember, if squirrels did not have furry tails they'd be indistinguishable from rats. 

It's a plane, it's a train! It's Dez Wells!

art is everywhere                                                   

Horry Clap Batman!

This must be one of the most impressive defensive plays in basketball history.  During last night's win over Rutgers, Maryland's Dez Wells leaped completely over Rutger's  guard Myles Mackwithout touching himand Mack was so startled that he traveled.