Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thank God.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Damn. I know some nominally rational Democrats who voted for all this. Damn. Just damn.

Back in the day, when TSA was about to be formed, Tom Daschle - trying out a South Dakota White Boy Jesse Jackson move - declared "You don't professionalize until you federalize."

Well, we got a TSA run by our Federal Government. Yeah. I don't feel much safer either.

Well, now that the current inadequacies in the system are apparent, what to do? Why, unionize!

TSA - Thousands, Standing Around.

The day will surely come when we'll be hunting Democrat politicians with dogs. Of course, Rangle will be in the Dominican Republic, Dodd will be in Ireland, etc. They arranged their bolt holes long ago.

The Won admits systemic failures by some of the most hardworking, most dedicated Americans that he's ever met.

Nice qualification. As a "community organizer" turned law professor, what sort of hard work has he encountered?

Anyway, I call bullshit. These are government workers he's talking about. My experience of such people is that they're time-serving sloths, coming to the office and doing the bare minimum required to collect a paycheck until they can retire, stay home, do nothing at all, and collect a paycheck. And so the sloth circle of life completes.

BTW, where are the resignations? Or, can we now finally say "Janet, you're doing a heck of a job"?

UPDATE: I note with some snark Napolitano's report on terrorism that listed conservatives and soldiers returning from combat as likely sources of terrorism. Since than we've had three Muslims come down with Sudden Jihad Syndrome and shoot up an Army recruiting station in Arkansas, a bunch of troops at Ft. Hood, and now attempt to bring down an airliner. It's only a matter of time before The Won's criminalization of what is actually a war gets a bunch more Americans killed. Of course, the NYT and the rest of the legacy media will cover for him, again.

OPDATE: Maureen Dowd one-ups me.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Since The Won, and his assorted flying monkeys have a severe allergic reaction to the concept of "war," the undibomber will be treated as an alleged suspect (which is what he is is the President's fantasy), rather than as an enemy combatant (which is what he is in reality). If this were a war, we would question him about who he hooked up with in Yemen, who did he meet with in London, and maybe get a lead on attacks to come. Instead, The Won, et al., having issued the undibomber a multi-entry visa, having permitted him to board the plane, and having failed to detect his incendiary underwear, now allow him to lawyer up and ensure that we'll never know who he knew in Yemen or anywhere else.

Treating terrorists as criminals is a declaration to the world that we will continue to wait to be attacked, continue to wait for innocents to be slaughtered, and every time this happens, we'll attempt to take the perpetrators into custody, roll out the crime scene tape, and prosecute on a case-by-case basis. Meanwhile, the terrorists, who are working a larger strategy can sit back and laugh at us.

It boggles the mind to consider that any administration, knowing there's a force out there coordinating attacks againts us, would not take the war to that force, but would instead treat the whole thing as a police matter. It's an open door to the death of more Americans.

The Won cannot be gone fast enough. Unfortunately, I think we'll have to accept more pain, suffering, and death before he goes.

The Won may be done with Al-Qaeda, but Al-Qaeda's not done with The Won.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Reading accounts of the undibomber, I am struck by the size of the government fail.

The dude was in a database of suspected terrorists, but his name was not on a no-fly list.

He got on the plane without a passport.

The explosive he attempted to use, pentaerythritol, or PETN, is a well-known explosive, yet a detector for such an explosive was not deployed. This is the same explosive the shoe-bomber, Richard Reid, attempted to use.

Plenty of fail to go around, but the biggest fail was not having a suspected terrorist on a no-fly list. This is squarely a failure of the US executive branch.

The TSA is now requiring pat-downs. Of course, the crotch area is currently excluded, and rectal exams are not required. Yet.

The TSA is all kabuki, designed to make you feel safer. Ultimately, it's a useless hassle that provides no safety at all.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

I think The Won is starting to come apart at the edges.

This is what happens when voters aged under 30, urged on by a media circus, elect an empty suit. Roll on the 2010 elections.

I hope he fails.

From wnat I can tell on the news, a person styling himself Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab, or Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab, depending on where you get your information, tried yesterday to blow up the large passenger airplane on which he was flying. He claims he was doing this on behalf of Al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization inspired by the rantings of a Seventh Century AD pedophile.

"Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab." Huh. Given the past quarter century of experience, I wonder why people with, oh, Irish names get the anal probe when going through airport security. Would we not be better served by concentrating on Muslim men between the age of 18 and 40?

Discrimination is not necessarily evil.

UPDATE: Oh, and BTW, despite all the pain the US Feddle Gummint has prescribed, the man got on board with bomb-making materials and the attack was stopped by civilians. Given the demonstrated complete uselessness of the Feddle Gummint in cases like this, I vote that airline passengers be allowed aboard with mace sprayers, cattle prods, and tazers. Nothing that can depressurize the airplane, but plenty useful against Muslim terrorists.

UPDATE: The TSA ("Thousands Standing Around") responds to the incident with more of the same. Passengers: 1, TSA: 0, and TSA responds by punishing passengers. You really do have to leave your brain at the door when you go to work for the government.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Never trust anyone under 30.

It seems we are to have a national health-care system, as the Brits have had since the end of WWII.

This serves as a cautionary tale, not that anyone's listening.

Ho hum.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

More news you won't hear on NPR.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lord Monckton tells it like it is.

UPDATE: Traffic light communists: Green because they're too yellow to admit they're red. Heh.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This past week I've been listening to report after report from NPR about the party going on in Copenhagen. It's all doom and gloom and we're going to destroy the planet, and "Global Warming"/"Climate Change"/"Whatever the hell it is this week", and polar bears will coming falling down out of the sky, but no mention of the lying liars and the temperature lies they tell.

If you get your news from NPR, you're completely unaware of the shenanigans at The University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit.

What you *are* aware of is the demands for money being made by assorted kleptocracies across the world. And that's what this is all about, really: the usual parties demanding handouts that will go directly to the usual Swiss bank accounts, or their citizens will take it in the neck.

Fuck 'em, I say.

UPDATE: Notice that while we never see repeats of video of people jumping from the WTC on 9/11/2001, we see the meme reused to advance watermelon (green outside, red inside) socialism. Utterly disgusting. Shameful.

In one year, U.S. public debt has risen from 41 to 53 percent of GDP.

Hope! Change!

At my age, I'll only suffer a few years of the worst of the socialist nightmare that's coming. The clueless newbies who voted The Won into office? Well, this is an awfully expensive first lesson about politics.

Friday, December 11, 2009

I think this is a sign to Britain's Jews that they need to work on escape routes.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

No stimulus dollars were spent on this project.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Wisdom from Switzerland.

Of course, Switzerland still has an actual "federal" government, as opposed to us.

My US Representative, Hank Johnson, is dying from Hepatitis C.

I pray for some sort of miracle for him.

I don't agree with his politics, but I hate to see a large life snuffed.

I really do think that it's time for every non-socialist in Congress to declare loudly that the first goal of the next Congress is to reverse, tear to shreds, and shit upon everything accomplished by The Won.

I note, with less than amazement, that The Won has decided to let the EPA have the ability to regulate your breathing (You emit CO2, did you know?), despite overwhelming evidence that the whole Whatever The Fuck It Is This Week is the conspiracy of a collection of lefty academics twisting data to ensure the death of Western capitalism.

Like I said: With less than amazement.

Pearl Harbor Day.

Yesterday, at Waffle House, I passed an old man wearing a "USS Nevada - BB 36" baseball hat. He surely looked old enough to have been at Ten-Ten Dock on 12/07/1941. I was too shy to walk up and offer a salute.

Dammit! I passed up a chance to shake hands with history.

So, on the way home from work I stopped at Publix for a bit of comfort food (nobody does a better takeout buffalo wing) and in the checkout line got to talking to one of those indomitable old Southern Ladies one rarely, and therefore so happily meets.

It being that time of year, we got to talking about changes in the world, and I mentioned that this was the first time since 1919 that England had no veteran of the First Great Unpleasantness to celebrate victory over The Hun.

And then it struck me.

To be a vet of 1918, he'd probably been born in the late 1800s. So, he had a life that spanned three centuries and one millennium. How awesome is that!?!?!!!!

In his time the world went from horses to cars; from ocean liners to Boeing 757s; from Marconi to Verizon; from artillery to ICBM; from Victoria to QE II (not much change there, but the kids, oy!); from Empire to European decadence; from Earth to Moon.

And so on.

You know, the pace of technological change will only continue to increase. We may well have WWII vets alive in 2975.

Oh. But Jeez. Jane Fonda might make it too. Ugh.

One supposes the honeymoon to be over.

This is all left-wing twaddle, obviously, so I'll just take issue with the "less-safe" bit. On that, I will say that the more jihadis we slaughter, the less jihadis they'll have, or be able to recruit. So. Twaddle.

A philandering Dem named Baucus
With Hanes decided to caucus.
She offered her honor;
He honored her offer.
So all the night long
He was on her and off her.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Let's face it: Global warming is not about global warming. It's about great vacations for those who talk about global warming.

UPDATE: Free sex!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

The Won's new "Safe Schools Czar" (BTW, we now have more Czars than Russia ever did), Kevin Jennings, seems to be a bit of a pervert (probably NSFW, BTW). He lacks good judgment, at the very least.

You know, we'll be recovering from The Won for years. And some things we'll probably never get over.

Perusing the reading list, I am struck by the sad desire to end innocence at the earliest possible date.

Damn! Them are good-lookin' troops.

As Wellington remarked about the Irish troops sent to him in Spain: "I don't know what effect these men will have on the enemy, but by God, they terrify me."

No matter how often I see this, it makes me laugh and cry with joy at the same moment. It's just that well done.

Thank you, Charles Trenet, and Absolut vodka.

Friday, December 04, 2009

A while back someone quoted the "hockey stick" diagram to me as evidence that my "global warming"/"climate change"/"whatever the hell is it this week?" skepticism was wrongheaded.

Now I find someone has run random data through the model used to generate the hockey stick chart, and arrived at ... a hockey stick chart.

Got that?

So pronounced are the biases in the model, that even random data will give you the result that the earth is warming.

A whole generation has been brainwashed with this bullshit. Algore has made billions off it. Government have spent through the nose on it. I have been taxed based for it. Careers have been ruined over it.

I hope the perpetrators get all the punishment they deserve.

State-controlled media spills the beans on Climategate. Well, *Canadian* state-controlled media, anyway. Here in the US, the propaganda arm of the Democrat party (aka, The Legacy Media) are busily ignoring the whole thing.

Well, apart from Jon Stewwart:

"I still have Penthouses from the '70s." Heh.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

This is nothing that couldn't be fixed by sending out a few union thugs to break some heads.

House Democrats vote to make death a taxable event.

I think I disceern a plan: Government run health care to kill people off as quickly as possible, with the IRS descending like a vulture to pick over the carcasses. With a plan like that, there's no limit to the amount of stimulus you could fund!

Why is it that HOPE! CHANGE! fells like so much of the same old, same old? Democrats can't stop themselves from wanting to control your life, and they can't stop themselves from taxing you for the privilege.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

"Barack abandons the young: The President's policies hurt the generation that put him in office".


UPDATE: John McCain does, in fact, know how to use the internet.

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