Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fred Thompson Blogburst

Rats.
I missed the Fred Thompson blogburst.
The point of the blogburst is to get money for our favorite CFR, anti-free speech candidate.
Better late then never, I guess.

Go donate to Fred here:


Now, don't let the fact that Fred's Site looks like Ron Paul's website confuse you. It's ok.
Really.
This is just to fool those stoopid Paulbots (that have all that money!) into donating to Fred.
SHHHHH!!!

These Thompson folks are so sneaky, it'll even show up as Ron Paul on your credit card!

That crafty Fred is one smart cookie. So go donate now. NOW!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Culinary Alert

Slugging back a mouthful of warm wine out of last night's Pinot Grigio-filled coffee mug (instead of the expected coffee) with your eggs for breakfast at 9:00 AM is NOT recommend by the author.
Talk about a rude awakening!

And yes, I do drink wine sometimes (at night!) out of a coffee mug for utilitarian reasons:

Low center of gravity to prevent tippage (this problem seems more prevalent as more wine is ingested);

a handle to prevent warming from body-heat;

the discretion factor (heh - I'm low profile);

much lower fragility factor when knocked off of table (again, more common as more wine flows, for some odd reason);

and they're easier to clean and/or put in dishwasher.

I'm sure Julia Child is spinning in her grave.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Reason Number 6,128,446 To Carry a Firearm

How many reasons do the leftards need before it sinks in?

Escaped tiger kills one, injures two at San Francisco zoo

Even sadder, two-legged predators are a far more imminent threat, and caged much less often than tigers.

And guess who ended the tiger caper? You guessed it, people with guns.
Hopefully, the victim is a politician who voted to outlaw all firearms in San Fran.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

As Wyatt says, remember the reason for the season: The birth of our Savior.

Peace be with you, and have a safe and wonderful Christmas, Hanuka and New Year, too!

God bless.

(And if you're into Kwanzaa, I just thought I'd let you know it's fake, sort of commie, and incompatible with Christianity, too. I'll pray for you. And still - Happy Holidays!)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Is That One of Those

deadly one-shot-one kill sniper rifles?!?!?! Eeeek!!














At least the one pictured is not equipped with super-accurate deadly optics! Phew!!

As always, thanks to Oleg Volk of A Human Right for his intelligent and thought-provoking art.
Go check him out!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

And Now, For Something Completely Different

Sometimes, the truth hurts...



















It's ok, because they're BAD people.

Heh.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Real Conversation...

The following conversation is real, it took place between jimmyb and the Missus.

How to tell you have a super-cool wife tip #44 -

Mrs. jimmyb: What are you going to buy for your Christmas present with your share of the Christmas club money?

jimmyb: Meh. I'll probably just pay some bills with it; I don't really need anything.

Mrs. jimmyb: Um, no, you're not. That's your Christmas present, and you're going to buy a gun or something with it.

jimmyb: Uh...ok. Heh.
You don't have to tell me something like that twice.
I guess I've been good this year!

I have a sneaking suspicion that Santa is going to get me something from the Smith and Wesson Performance Center.

Oh, yeah...

Birds of a Feather...

Not leaders. Rulers.

And we are to be ruled.

"You like to fire assault weapons? I have a place for you. It's not in the homes and streets of America. It's called the Army, and you can join any time!"
Wesley Clark

"There is no right to have access to the weapons of war in the streets of America. For those who want to wield those weapons, we have a place for them. It is the US military. And we welcome them."
John Kerry

"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA. Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."
Heinrich Himmler

Thanks to Xavier of Xavier Thoughts, for the disturbing message!

Monday, December 17, 2007

That's A Lot of Crumpets

The Tea Party results were impressive:

Paul Raises $6 Million in 24-Hour Effort

I know those 10 mystery Paulite spammers are good, but where did they come up with 6 extra-large?

Not bad for an "unelectable", "fringe", "of no consequence", "lower tier", etc. type, eh?

And then eclectic libertarian/conservative Andrew Sullivan has an interesting article today.
An excerpt, with which I wholeheartedly agree
(it would be well worth your wile to go read the whole thing - Ron Paul For The Republican Nomination):

But the deeper reason to support Ron Paul is a simple one. The great forgotten principles of the current Republican party are freedom and toleration. Paul's federalism, his deep suspicion of Washington power, his resistance to government spending, debt and inflation, his ability to grasp that not all human problems are soluble, least of all by government: these are principles that made me a conservative in the first place. No one in the current field articulates them as clearly and understands them as deeply as Paul. He is a man of faith who nonetheless sees a clear line between religion and politics. More than all this, he has somehow ignited a new movement of those who love freedom and want to rescue it from the do-gooding bromides of the left and the Christianist meddling of the right. The Paulites' enthusiasm for liberty, their unapologetic defense of core conservative principles, their awareness that in the new millennium, these principles of small government, self-reliance, cultural pluralism, and a humble foreign policy are more necessary than ever - no lover of liberty can stand by and not join them.

He's the real thing in a world of fakes and frauds. And in a primary campaign where the very future of conservatism is at stake, that cannot be ignored. In fact, it demands support.

Dive on in, the water in the harbor is refreshing!
Send the good doctor some cash, and vote for him in you state's Republican primary!!

Ron Paul 2008

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Midnight Draws Near.

The Boston Tea Party happened on December 16, 1773.

Celebrate this historic event by promoting liberty, freedom, and LESS GOVERNMENT DANGIT!!!

The goal is $10, 000,000 in one day.
It is for a great cause, and it will send one heck of a message.



Click the graphic above.
Support the Constitution.
Support freedom.

Don't know Dr. Ron Paul (heh - or Dr. No)?
Check him out:


Thursday, December 13, 2007

Consider the Source.

Sage advice, from an all time bestseller:

When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace
Luke 11:21

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

How About A Nice Cup of Skepticism WithThat, Algore?

Wow. Almost too much information refuting global cooling global warming anthropomorphic climate change.
Watch for this info on CBS tonight!!!


Skeptical
Scientists Urge World To ‘Have the Courage to Do Nothing' At UN Conference
December 11, 2007

BALI, Indonesia
-
An international team of scientists skeptical of man-made climate
fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore, descended on Bali
this week to urge the world to "have the courage to do nothing" in response to
UN demands.

Do nothing? That would be a fine job for our Congress. Actually, I would prefer they do nothing all the time.

Lord Christopher Monckton, a
UK climate researcher, had a blunt message for UN climate conference
participants on Monday.

"Climate change is a non-problem.
The right answer to a non problem is to have the courage to do nothing,"
Monckton told participants.

"The UN conference is a
complete waste of our time and your money and we should no longer pay the
slightest attention to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,)"
Monckton added. (
LINK)

Dang! Tell us what you really think, Chris!

Monckton also noted that the
UN has not been overly welcoming to the group of skeptical scientists.

"UN organizers refused my
credentials and appeared desperate that I should not come to this conference.
They have also made several attempts to interfere with our public meetings,"
Monckton explained.

I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you!

"It is a circus here," agreed
Australian scientist Dr. David Evans. Evans is making scientific presentations
to delegates and journalists at the conference revealing the latest
peer-reviewed studies that refute the UN's climate claims.

There are definitely a lot of clowns in the UN and politics in general...

"This is the most lavish conference
I have ever been to, but I am only a scientist and I actually only go to the
science conferences," Evans said, noting the luxury of the tropical resort.
(Note: An analysis by Bloomberg News on December 6 found:
"Government officials and activists flying to Bali, Indonesia, for the United
Nations meeting on climate change will cause as much pollution as 20,000 cars in
a year."
- LINK)

Gosh. Largess? Easy to do with others money, generally taken with the unspoken (and spoken) threat of a gun barrel. Hypocrites you say? So do I.

Evans, a mathematician who
did carbon accounting for the Australian government, recently converted to a
skeptical scientist about man-made global warming after reviewing the new
scientific studies. (
LINK)

"We now have quite a lot of
evidence that carbon emissions definitely don't cause global warming. We have
the missing [human] signature [in the atmosphere], we have the IPCC models being
wrong and we have the lack of a temperature going up the last 5 years," Evans
said in an interview with the Inhofe EPW Press Blog. Evans authored a November
28 2007 paper "Carbon Emissions Don't Cause Global Warming." (
LINK)

Heresy!! Unbeliever!!! Leper - Unclean!!!

Evans touted a new
peer-reviewed study by a team of scientists appearing in the December 2007 issue
of the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society
which found "Warming is naturally caused and shows no human influence."
(
LINK)

But, but... that would mean that the liberals and Marxists and socialists and hippies are wrong!! IMPOSSIBLE!!

"Most of the people here have
jobs that are very well paid and they depend on the idea that carbon emissions
cause global warming. They are not going to be very receptive to the idea that
well actually the science has gone off in a different direction," Evans
explained.

Show me the money!

[Inhofe EPW Press Blog
Note: Several other recent peer-reviewed studies have cast considerable doubt
about man-made global warming fears. For most recent sampling see: New
Peer-Reviewed Study finds 'Solar changes significantly alter climate' (11-3-07)
(
LINK) & "New Peer-Reviewed Study Halves the Global
Average Surface Temperature Trend 1980 - 2002" (
LINK) & New Study finds Medieval Warm Period '0.3C
Warmer than 20th Century' (
LINK) For a more comprehensive sampling of
peer-reviewed studies earlier in 2007 see "New Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies
Chill Global Warming Fears"
LINK ]

Heh. That was some major linky-love for science.

‘IPCC is unsound'

UN IPCC reviewer and climate
researcher Dr. Vincent Gray of New Zealand, an expert reviewer on every single
draft of the IPCC reports since its inception going back to 1990, had a clear
message to UN participants.

"There is no evidence that
carbon dioxide increases are having any effect whatsoever on the climate," Gray,
who shares in the Nobel Prize awarded to the UN IPCC, explained. (
LINK)

Got that?
Dear Anointed Hand-Wringers/Might-Wielders: What part of "no evidence" and "any effect whatsoever" do you not understand? Is that kind of like not understanding "...
shall not be infringed"?

"All the science of the IPCC is
unsound. I have come to this conclusion after a very long time. If you examine
every single proposition of the IPCC thoroughly, you find that the science
somewhere fails," Gray, who wrote the book "The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique
of "Climate Change 2001," said.

"It fails not only from the data,
but it fails in the statistics, and the mathematics," he added.

Hence the name, "Junk Science".
Hey, wanna win some big money with global warming?

‘Dangerous time for
science'

Evans, who believes the UN has
heavily politicized science, warned there is going to be a "dangerous time for
science" ahead.

"We have a split here. Official
science driven by politics, money and power, goes in one direction. Unofficial
science, which is more determined by what is actually happening with the
[climate] data, has now started to move off in a different direction" away from
fears of a man-made climate crisis, Evans explained.

"The two are splitting. This is
always a dangerous time for science and a dangerous time for politics.
Historically science always wins these battles but there can be a lot of
causalities and a lot of time in between," he concluded.


Causulties? You mean like sovereignty, common sense, human rights, liberty and my wallet?

Carbon trading ‘fraud?'

New Zealander Bryan Leland of the International Climate Science Coalition warned participants that all the UN promoted discussions of "carbon trading" should be viewed with suspicion.

"I am an energy engineer and I know something about electricity trading and I know enough about carbon trading and the inaccuracies of carbon trading to know that carbon trading is more about fraud than it is about anything else," Leland said.

"We should probably ask why we have 10,000 people here [in Bali] in a futile attempt to ‘solve' a [climate] problem that probably does not exist," Leland added.


Fraud you say? Perish the thought. They're out there saving the children and baby harp seals while you lap at the teats of big oil, big coal, the Big Three and Haliburton!!!

'Simply not work'

Owen McShane, the head of the International Climate Science Coalition, also worried that a UN promoted global approach to economics would mean financial ruin for many nations.

Like the U.S. This will work quite nicely in conjunction with our present immigration policy.
We'll just blow right by second-world status and go directly to third-world.


"I don't think this conference can actually achieve anything because it seems to be saying that we are going to draw up one protocol for every country in the world to follow," McShane said. (LINK)

"Now these countries and these economies are so diverse that trying to presume you can put all of these feet into one shoe will simply not work," McShane explained.

"Having the same set of rules apply to everybody will blow some economies apart totally while others will be unscathed and I wouldn't be surprised if the ones who remain unscathed are the ones who write the rules," he added.


I would not be surprised, either.

‘Nothing happening at this conference'
Professor Dr. William Alexander, emeritus of the University of Pretoria in South Africa and a former member of the United Nations Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, warned poor nations and their residents that the UN policies could mean more poverty and thus more death.

Which is a typical end result for the policies of do-gooders, commies, and big government.

"My message is specifically for the poor people of Africa. And there is nothing happening at this conference that can help them one little bit but there is the potential that they could be damaged," Alexander said. (LINK)

"The government and people of Africa will have their attention drawn to reducing climate change instead of reducing poverty," Alexander added.

Ummm - are you implying that the government of Africa is doing a good job now? Well, I guess you can't bat 1000... Now go check out all the linky goodness below. Maybe you'll sleep better tonight!

New UN Children's Book Promotes Global Warming Fears to Kids (11-13-2006)

Scientists Counter AP Article Promoting Computer Model Climate Fears

New Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies Chill Global Warming Fears

Newsweek Editor Calls Mag's Global Warming 'Deniers' Article 'Highly Contrived'

Newsweek's Climate Editorial Screed Violates Basic Standards of Journalism

Latest Scientific Studies Refute Fears of Greenland Melt

EPA to Probe E-mail Threatening to ‘Destroy' Career of Climate Skeptic

Prominent Scientists Reverse Belief in Man-made Global Warming - Now Skeptics

Senator Inhofe declares climate momentum shifting away from Gore (The Politico op ed)

Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Believers in Heated NYC Debate

Global Warming on Mars & Cosmic Ray Research Are Shattering Media Driven "Consensus'

Global Warming: The Momentum has Shifted to Climate Skeptics

Prominent French Scientist Reverses Belief in Global Warming - Now a Skeptic

Top Israeli Astrophysicist Recants His Belief in Manmade Global Warming - Now Says Sun Biggest Factor in Warming

Warming On Jupiter, Mars, Pluto, Neptune's Moon & Earth Linked to Increased Solar Activity, Scientists Say

Panel of Broadcast Meteorologists Reject Man-Made Global Warming Fears- Claim 95% of Weathermen Skeptical

MIT Climate Scientist Calls Fears of Global Warming 'Silly' - Equates Concerns to ‘Little Kids' Attempting to "Scare Each Other"

Weather Channel TV Host Goes 'Political'- Stars in Global Warming Film Accusing U.S. Government of ‘Criminal Neglect'

Weather Channel Climate Expert Calls for Decertifying Global Warming Skeptics

ABC-TV Meteorologist: I Don't Know A Single Weatherman Who Believes 'Man-Made Global Warming Hype'

The Weather Channel Climate Expert Refuses to Retract Call for Decertification for Global Warming Skeptics

Senator Inhofe Announces Public Release Of "Skeptic's Guide To Debunking Global Warming"
I'm going to go idle my truck in the driveway for spite now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I'm Not Offended, Just Puzzled

From a real conservative (I guess):

Iowa Prediction [Rick Brookhiser]

While the Huckabees swarm, keep an eye on Ron Paul, whom I predict will do better than any poll shows.
I don't know how many wicked idiots there are in Iowa, but every single one of them will come out.

I find this interesting, as most of the people I interact with that support Dr. Paul are fairly devout Christians.
And from what I can ascertain (and this is anecdotal, of course); they would appear to be, for the most part, of above average intelligence.

I see neither idiocy, nor wickedness in these folks; just people who are weary (and wary) of big government elitists.
And none of them I know have ever spammed a site or poll, either.

Also noteworthy, at least to me: this is posted on NRO, which is supposedly a conservative publication. And they're attacking the supporters of a pro-gun, low tax, small government, protect the borders, pro-life candidate who actually has a voting record to back up what he says. Maybe it's because they can't attack the man himself.

Curiouser and curiouser...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Courtesy of Mr. Completely!

Courtesy of my (soggy, right now!) friend, Mr. Completely.
File under "Words 'o' Wisdom"...

1. The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.

2. Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.

3. If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.

4. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.

5. America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

6. When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.

7. A reporter did a human interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognizes the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him "Why do carry a .45?” The Ranger responded with, "Because they don't make a .46."

8. An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

9. The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you expecting trouble?" "NO Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have brought my rifle."

10. Beware the man who only has one gun, he probably knows how to use it.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Sadly, I'm Not Surprised

This is a real search I did.
I can't decide - is this funny, or scary?

I don't know if I should laugh, or crap myself.

The search (Click to enbiggen):
















The result of the first non-paid link (courtesy of the U.S. Department of State):



















We're sorry, there is no such document as the Bill of Rights.

I guess we know Ron Paul isn't their webmaster.

Maybe I should have typed it in in Spanish...

Update: Now it works. It was still funny. Sort of.
Update to the update: Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It must be a living document not found...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

ePostal Reults

The results for the last ePostal contest of the season are posted over at Traction Control.
A big tip of the hat to US Citizen for hosting it: ePostal Contest - Pistol Golf

Heh.
A first-place for yours truly.
I only mention it because it is so rare.

Women’s Tees - 5 Yards
Class Range Score Shooter Caliber Firearm
I
II (No entries)
III
IV

Men’s Tees - 7 Yards
Class Range Score Shooter Caliber Firearm

I 7 51 Mr Completely .22 LR High Standard M1-106, Factory barrel
I 7 72 Ride Fast .22 LR Colt – Iron Sites
I 7 72 USCitizen .22 LR Ruger Mark III
I 7 73 USCitizen .22 LR Ruger Mark I

II 7 36 Mr Completely .22 LR High Standard M1-106 – Volquartsen
II 7 64 USCitizen .22 LR Smith & Wesson 22A, w Dot sight

Class Range Score Shooter Caliber Firearm
III 7 65 J.R.(Keyboard and a .45) .45 Auto Kimber
III 7 68 Ride Fast .45 Auto 1911
III 7 70 USCitizen .45 Auto Kimber Pro Carry
III 7 76 Merle .38 S&W Enfield Revolver (38/200)
III 7 80 USCitizen .50 AE Magnum Research Desert Eagle
III 7 80 J.R. (Keyboard and a .45) .45 Auto Kimber

IV (No entries)

Pro Tees - 10 Yards
Class Range Score Shooter Caliber Firearm
I (No entries)

Class Range Score Shooter Caliber Firearm
II 10 43 Conservative UAW Guy .22 LR HSST (M107) w, UMS *
II 10 44 Mr Completely .22 LR High Standard M1-106 – Volquartsen
II 11 76 Danno .22LR Ruger 22/45
II 10 88 USCitizen .22 LR Smith & Wesson 22A, w Dot sight

* High Standard Supermatic Trophy (M107), fitted with a 1X Ultradot Matchdot scope

Class Range Score Shooter Caliber Firearm
III 10 89 J.R. (Keyboard and a .45) .45 Auto Kimber

IV (No entries)

The next match will be in early spring.
So go practice, and "keep 'em clean"
After you get them dirty, of course...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Mmmmm....Bacon...

I don't get it?
What's the big deal?















He's even got the word "ham" in his name.
That's so cute!