Wednesday, December 30, 2009

WTF!!! Part 2

The Christmas and New Years holiday has been a busy one for America and I am sure people have been too busy to follow. So here are some WTF moments. 

- Man goes into US Embassy and tells them that his son has gone missing and he fears his son has let his Islamic Fanaticism push him into Al Qaida’s hands. He gives them his name and picture. Those promptly are placed on a desk in Washington where they sit for 5 weeks. It isn't until said son attempts to blow a plane up with a diaper full of explosives. The CIA is trying to figure out why the information was not passed to all agencies and the son's name was not put on a no fly list. I thought we had fixed this shit after 9/11? I thought that was what the position of Home Land Security was supposed to do, coordinate all intelligence agencies and make sure they communicate. So much for government efficiency an oxy moron if I ever heard one, WTF?

- My wife came home one day and asked me if I had heard about Obama ordering an attack on Yemen soil. I thought WTF??? and immediately went to the computer. I was shocked and ultimately proud that Obama had the balls to go after terrorists in a country not currently in the news. I was equally relieved to read that Yemen's Government had approved the strike. Now Yemen is central point in the War on Terror and so far it looks like Yemen is taking it seriously, but time will tell. Don't forget Yemen was the location of the USS Cole attack and where terrorist prisoners escaped from jail.,2933,581467,00.html

- New Orleans was the site of a hurricane that displaced thousands and saw a tragic mishandling of emergency services. The local officials got off with out scratch as all fingers pointed to the federal government for the failures. My belief is that the blame falls on the Mayor of New Orleans, the Governor of Louisiana, and then on the people who lived there, with the federal government coming in last in blame. What I do blame the Federal Government for is the confiscation of law abiding citizen's guns. Some were taken at gun point by US Federal Marshalls. If this wasn't bad enough, the NRA had to file a lawsuit in order to have the guns be returned to the citizens 5 years later. WTF???? This whole thing stinks and the bad part is that I do not remember this on the news. Nor do I remember hearing much talk of the rape, murder, or thefts of private property. Sure I remember the looting and the scandal with the pictures of the white people vs black people one saying the whites where trying to survive while the others were looting. This is what scares me, the moment of truth if you will. If I am asked to turn over my gun regardless of what is going on in the world, WILL I COMPLY? My answer, while all cosy and safe, is no I will not. But will I have the back bone to resist when I have federal officers pointing guns at me? WTF, it is sad I even have to imagine such a scenario. 

-Got the mini series, John Adams, right before Christmas and am currently watching. I had not read the book but had read, 1776, by the same author. It is amazing what we do not learn in school. We are taught that a group of men known as the Founding Fathers got together, declared Independence, fought the British, Washington crossed the Delaware, won the war, the constitution was written, Washington became our First President and we all lived happily ever after. What we are not taught is that not everyone wanted Independence only representation. We are not taught that Washington had a hard time getting troops and supplies. We are all led to believe that the people who lived in America all put down their farm equipment, grabbed their muskets and beat the British. We do not think about the fact that they still had to provide for their families, choose there loyalties, and face annihilation. I recommend these books and the mini series to anyone who really wants a clear picture of what it took to found this nation and the fragility that this great experiment over came to become the super power it currently is. The WTF??? goes out to our education system for teaching us only the bright and shiny past instead of the truthful down and dirty past.
-My personal WTF??? moment came when my wife and I were at the book store and were looking for some history books to add to our new found education on the Revolution and the founding of our country. We found a book on the Federalist Papers and were talking amongst ourselves about what they were. This man over heard us and told us what they were. A very nice gesture on his part and he also recommended some other books to us. The embarrassing part of the whole exchange was that the man had a strong accent and most certainly was not born in America. My guess would be United Kingdom or Australia. I consider myself a history buff, but obviously do not know everything and would say I have focused more on world history than I have American history. My greatest shame is that I was taught my own countries history by a foreigner. I will work diligently to make sure I never have to bear that shame again.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


This Christmas was a blurr and with it came a terrorist attempt. Another idiot pawn sent out to perform a simple plan but unable to pull it off. It makes me wonder if 9/11 wasn't an inside job for the simple fact that none of the terrorists since have been able to pull of a task much simpler. I make that statement in jest of course, maybe Al Quida simply used their smartest in the first go.

When did Yemen become the new Afghanistan? They were never innocent since the USS Cole was hit from Yemen, but all of the sudden there is a lot of Yemen in the news. I was shocked to hear Obama okayed a strike there last week and hurried to find the article. Yemen's government okayed that strike so I was suprisingly proud of our Commander and Chief. Given his attempts to calm relations between America and Islam, I wonder how he plans to hand this current situation. Will he be the Dove we all expect or a Hawk that goes in for the kill.

Regardless of how you feel on Obama's socialist home agenda, lets all hope and pray that his international agenda is the right one.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Left, Right, Center

It is a crazy time in American politics. The country is divided pretty much down the middle which gives the power to those who can swing back and forth from left to right. That is apparent with the current situation we are seeing in the senate. Those centrist Democrats and Republicans are making some big bucks for their states and who knows what other sweat deals they are making behind closed doors. I am currently worried that what may have started out by them voting for what their constituents wanted, has now turned into them taking bribes. I do not know how this is legal nor do I know how this can be done without a vote.

It seems to me our democratic system is going down the drain, there will be repercussions, and who knows what will come out of the ashes. What closely as our politians continue to make sneaky deals and shit on the constitution.

Monday, December 21, 2009

1am - Who do you want making votes? NO ONE!!!

Some times you just know you are being bent over and screwed. Voting at 1am, back room deals, bills that no one has read, this is not right and I fear it is the beginning of the end. We are in serious trouble.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Celebrating Failure

Climate Summit is a huge fail and I am happy.

Health Care Bill looks to fail or be nothing substanial if passed and I am exstatic.

Why am I happy about these failures?

Because they threatened the American way of life I was "Raised" to believe in or should I say I raised myself to believe in. Capitalism is in danger and along with it our freedom. Make no mistake that the hanky stomping leftists want nothing more than to run every facit of your life. WHY? Because they know better than you do. They know who should live, who should die, and when it should all happen. They know how to best spend your money so there is no need for you to keep any of it. You are just being selfish for wanting to keep what you worked for anyway. Anyone with money is stingy and anyone without it is a victim of those with money. Of course, they get to keep their own money. They just want to spend yours.

What about debate? Can't we talk about it?

NO, NO we can not. We can no more talk about socialism as we could talk about communism. Sure the merits of them could be debated outside of our congress but they have no place inside. America is based on free men and women working hard and succeeding or failing on the merit of the work they performed. We have already moved too far away from that and toward socialism. Don't think so? Free lunch in schools, access, welfare, food stamps, public housing, medicare, Medicaid, social security, unemployement, etc.

These are just the ones I know off the top of my head. I am sure there are many more that I am unaware of. I, personally, have experience with all of those. My mother and therefore my sister and I were using them when I was a child and my Grand Mother used SS and Medicare.

You have all heard me say it before, I used to be one of the poor people we all need to help because we are blessed and they poor at no fault of their own. Bullshit, I was poor because my mother chose for us to be poor. We may not have been rich at one point but we had a roof over our head and food. I was very proud of her then, she worked hard and we were a very close family. She then met a man who would take her down a dark path that I will not get into. I will say that he hardly ever worked, was in and out of jail, and my mother lost her job. All because of her decision to be with him. Now mind you, my father was paying child support this whole time so we should never have been without the basics right? I do not know the full amount of the child support but I believe it was enough to at least pay rent and possibly utilities. This means my mother's income was available for all other expenses.

Instead, my mother signed my sister and I up for free lunches, we got food stamps, cheap housing, and other hand outs. My mother would skim through the phone book looking for companies to list on her unemployment form she had to turn in monthly to show she was looking for work. When my mom did work, my eventual step father sat at home all day. Their biggest day of the month was the day my fathers child support check came in. We usually wouldn't see them the rest of that weekend.

My experience with church was limited to those times we needed food and had to sit through a sermon in order to shop in the hand out store.

I was a part of the socialism system and might not have survived without it. But I would not have blamed anyone but my mother for our situation. I escaped that cycle and have made it into the middle class world. My mother and sister still live in that other world I never care to return too. The horrible thing about it is this, I blazed a trail that my sister could have chosen to follow. Instead she followed my mother. She blames everyone but herself for her current situation and it truly saddens me. My mother, fortunately, got rid of the man who took her down the dark path, unfortunately, she has not been able to recover and find her way back to prosperity.

I wonder if those who want to pass laws that force the country to support people, like my mother, have any clue what these people are like? They see them on the news, they see their houses of squalor, but do they see that they are in that situation because they were either born into it or put themselves into it. Either way, life is tough and only you control your destiny. Yes rich people have a head start and the poor have to work  a hell of a lot harder to make it to the top. But truth be told, making it to the middle is not hard at all.

So while I celebrate failure of politicians to fundimentally change America, I encourage everyone to work hard and strive to escalate your position in life. No one will do it for you!!!

If you have a rags to middle class or greater story, please post a comment.

Friday, December 18, 2009




Milblogs Go Silent
On Wednesday 16 December 2009, many milblogs -- including This Ain't Hell, From My Position, Blackfive, Miss Ladybug, Boston Maggie, Grim's Hall, and those participating in the Wednesday Hero program -- are going silent for the day.  Some are choosing to go silent for a longer period of time.

The reason for this is two-fold.  First, milblogs are facing an increasingly hostile environment from within the military.  While senior leadership has embraced blogging and social media, many field grade officers and senior NCOs do not embrace the concept.  From general apathy in not wanting to deal with the issue to outright hositility to it, many commands are not only failing to support such activities, but are aggressively acting against active duty milbloggers, milspouses, and others.  The number of such incidents appears to be growing, with milbloggers receiving reprimands, verbal and written, not only for their activities but those of spouses and supporters.

The catalyst has been the treatment of milblogger C.J. Grisham of A Soldier's Perspective (  C.J. has earned accolades and respect, from the White House on down for his honest, and sometimes blunt, discussion of issues -- particularly PTSD.  In the last few months, C.J. has seen an issue with a local school taken to his command who failed to back him, and has even seen his effort to deal with PTSD, and lead his men in same by example, used against him as a part of this.  Ultimately, C.J. has had to sell his blog to help raise funds for his defense in this matter.

An excellent story on the situation with C.J. can be found at Military Times:
While there have been new developments, the core problem remains, and C.J. is having to raise funds to cover legal expenses to protect both his good name and his career.

One need only look at the number of blogs by active duty military in combat zones and compare it to just a few years ago to see the chilling effect that is taking place.

Milblogs have been a vital link in getting accurate news and information about the military, and military operations, to the public.  They have provided vital context and analysis on issues critical to operations and to the informed electorate critical to the Republic.

On Wednesday 16 December, readers will have the chance to imagine a world without milblogs, and to do something about it.  Those participating are urging their readers to contact their elected representatives in Congress, and to let their opinions be known to them and to other leaders in Washington.

Some milblogs will remain silent for several days; some just for the day.  All have agreed to keep the post about the silence and C.J. at the top of their blogs until Friday 18 December.
The issues go beyond C.J., and deserve careful consideration and discussion.  We hope that you will cover this event, and explore the issues that lie at the heart of the matter.  Contact the milbloggers in your area or that you know, and hear the story that lies within.
A Partial List of Participating Blogs:

Drunken Wisdom

Grisham Legal Fund
c/o Redstone Federal Credit Union
220 Wynn Drive
Huntsville, AL 35893
Please write "Grisham Legal Fund" in the memo line if you use this option.

Milblogs have been a vital link in getting accurate news and information about the military, and military operations, to you.  Today, many milblogs are gone and others are under attack from within and without.  Today, you have the chance to imagine a world without milblogs, and to do something about it.  Make your voice heard by writing your congressional representatives and others, and by making donations as you see fit.

The battle for freedom of speech and the marketplace of ideas is fought on many fronts and in many ways.   Without your help, the battle may well be lost.

Mr Wolf

Monday, December 14, 2009

Another Reason To ALWAYS be Armed.

This is long so if you are short on time just skip to the end. But you really need to watch it all to get an idea of how stupid these rednecks are.

What would they have done if this guy was not armed? Beat him up? Raped his girl? Raped him?

Fortunately, we will never know because it was stopped by a responsible gun owner.

Hating America - Funny Stuff

There is a lot of American bashing coming from within. This is a funny video about it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

News story in California about citizens carrying openly

This is funny stuff. Pay attention to both the stupid questions asked and the statements by the Police Chief. The guy being interviewed could have been a lot more convincing, but he was not horrible.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

WTF?!?!?! Part 1

I am in another one of my funks. I can not seem to focus my thoughts and have no clue what is going on in the world. So much has happened in the past two weeks but I can not dicipher their meaning or their cause. Sure I could turn on Fox News or CNN or MSNBC and be told what to think but that is not my style. So instead I am stuck. So to do something constructive and possibly get you guys to help me, I am going to post some of the big news stories over the past month and give you my initial reaction.

- Four Cops Shot in Washington: This just goes to show you that our way of justice is not working. We have prison over crowding so we let people out instead of putting a bullet in their head. WTF???? I am still waiting for the reports to come out that the cop who killed the dirt bag didn't need to kill him and did it out of vengence. Just wait for it and then scream WTF???

-Terrorists tried in NYC: Should have been a military tribunal followed by an execution consisting of being hog tied and fed to wild pigs. Fitting end to worthless trash. But no, we CIVILIZED peoples must complicate things and make a grand showing of doing the proper thing. Brad Thor wrote a book about terrorists hitting multiple targets in NYC in small groups with the main mission being to free a high profile terrorist. (I believe the terrorist in the book might have been the 93 world trade center bomber) The real terrorists can use it as a play book to free these assholes. WTF!!!

-Hikers lost in Iran: This is older than a month but it keeps popping up on the news. WTF were you doing hiking in IRAQ near the IRANIAN border. Either you are shitty spies or mentally challenged. Just like the two reporters caught in North Korea you had to know what you were getting into so suffer the consiquences. Those sailors caught in the Gulf and recently freed were a completely different story. They had a reason to be in the gulf, the gulf is small so when they had an engin malfunction I can understand them floating into Iranian waters. I am not sure what international law states but considering the gulf is so narrow it is hard to believe that any of it is not in one country or the other.

- Cop breaks glass with dirtbags face at train station: Dirtbag had it coming. Didn't look to me that the cop had intended on beating the guy, he was just doing what you see cops do all the time and that is dominate the perp by slamming him against something until he gets him handcuffed. Unfortunately, this time the something was weak and broke making it look like the cop was trying to force the guy through the wall. To the glass I have to say WTF??? why you got to make the popo look bad?

- Sarah Palin: I am back and forth on this lady. When I hear about her work in Alaska I am impressed. Especially her taking on members of her own party and actually getting them thrown in jail. That is impressive. But her image on TV drives me nuts. She does not come off as intelligent and sounds like a giddy school girl. I can not have a president that says "Golly".  WTF??? I also do not like people who complain about everything but never give their own fix.

-Sarah Palin's haters: You idiots who say Palin has no experience are all sheep and need to be stuffed in a closet. Regardless of my reasons for not liking her for president she has more experience than our current president. WTF??? SHE RAN A FRIGGIN STATE. You can not say that a person who never ran anything but a campaign is qualified for president and a year later complain that a person who ran a state is not.

- Out of context: I am SO friggin sick of people taking sound bites and using them out of context. This is not aimed at anyone in particular because everyone is doing it. From this blog you could take a clip of my writing and make me sound like I am a liberal hippie if you wanted to. I am sick of having to go find the whole story or the whole video clip to find out the context of why someone said something or other. 9 times out of 10 the words on their own are damning but in the full context of the conversation they either make sense or don't sound as bad. You people who are editing know what you are doing so WTF??? is your problem?

- Global Warming: I am so torn with this because the information was stolen by criminals, but these criminals have possibly released a global scam of epic proportions. Whether this info shows that global warming is not as serious as stated by Al "MANBEARPIG" GORE or not, we all have to realize that this planet is not here for our amusement. We are sembiant with it and if we abuse it unabated we will surely all die.

To be continued....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trial and Error

It is fun to day dream and plan out scenarios in your head. I often play out scenarios as I see them possibly happening ranging from the hilarious to the extreme. For the funny example, what would happen if this guy with the crazy mullet could hear my thoughts and turned to confront me. Would my joke be so witty that he laughed and got a hair cut or get pissed off and try to punch me? For the extreme example, sitting in my car and playing out a scenario of getting car jacked. Would I be able to draw my gun while removing the seat belt? Should I just let him take it? Etc.

Reality is so much tougher than your imagination. Most of the time, unless you are thinking about what could go wrong, you are thinking things through as if they were to happen smoothly. It is not until you actually try and do what you have been thinking about that you realize that A: you can't do it or B: you need a lot of practice or C: you are too out of shape to get it done.

This weekend I went out to the Mogollon Rim near Payson, Arizona with three friends. We decided to punch our man cards and see if we could survive over night with just our Survival Bags. We were not stupid and brought some extra emergency gear just in case.

Here is what we learned:

-Starting a fire with two sticks is hard and not at all pleasant. We did not succeed. Bring extra matches and lighters.

-We are all way out of shape. I believe this caused the lack of patience in trying to start a fire with two sticks.

-No matter how much you plan you are going to forget something. The good thing is that you increase the odds of the group having at least one of something when everyone is supposed to bring the same thing. Example: Four guys = One first aid kit (luckily we did not need one) Four guys = One roll of toilet paper (this was number one on my packing list)

-Gloves make handling a fire arm difficult. The warmer the gloves; the harder it is to handle the weapon.

-Spam is good.

-Nine hours in a sack on the ground is equivalent to 1 hour in your bed at home.

-Snow is cold, it is wet, and it comes down very quickly.

These are just a few of the lessons learned and only from my perspective. I am sure the others have lessons of their own. The biggest lesson is that no matter how much you think things through, plan things out, or research a product, you never know how you or the product will perform or react in the field.

You also might surprise yourself and fair a lot better than you expected.

The key is to not get discouraged and to learn from your experience. Didn't succeed this time? Figure out why and work out the problem. Get back out there and do it right.

There is always more to learn and once something is learned you then have to master it. So stop day dreaming and start actually doing it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

No Guns in the Library

I read this article posted by The War on Guns which tells about a law abiding citizen who went to the library armed with a pistol on his hip. He caused no trouble, did want he went there to do, and left. BORING!?!?!?! Apparently not, the fact this man had the audacity to come into a library armed caused such a ruckus that Library Director, Larry "I'm a Sheep" Frank, put into motion steps to get signs that say no guns allowed.

This story, while mundane and boring, brings so many anger inducing thoughts.
  • Signs do not prevent crime or stop bad guys/gals!
  • Signs let bad guys know good guys are unarmed!
  • How does a law abiding citizen cause such an uproar?
  • This is the reason concealed carry is so important.
  • The sheepdog scares the sheep if he walks around with his teeth showing.
Those would be the headers of most of my thoughts. I will spare you the listing of my subheadings and just get down to the meat.

A sign doesn't do a damn thing. Just as laws are made to be broken; signs are made to be ignored. A sign does announce that there is a great chance that 99.99% of the people obeyed it so you can feel free to go do bad guy stuff. This story also shows that anyone with a gun is scary and it demonstrates the importance of keeping your firearm concealed. It makes the armed person less worried of what people think and it allows the sheep to keep grazing undisturbed.

Sick Thought or Teaching Moment?:

I would like to walk into a library, restaurant, or some other event with no security but a sign that doesn't allow individuals to bring their own security. I would then like to pull out a bright orange fake gun, something obvious, and here is the speech I would give:

A lot of you are dead!!! The ones who would have made it out alive would have had to do it while climbing over dead bodies. I walked by that sign with this gun and it did nothing to try and stop me. I was going to go shoot up the place across the street but it didn't have a sign so I was worried there might be someone with a gun over there. I figured in this place with a no gun sign only criminals would be carrying a firearm. So I came here where I know I can take at least 25% of you with me before I commit suicide because I am a depressed loser who blames all of you for my lack of a life. I got my idea after watching that guy in Pittsburgh who shot up that gym because the women wouldn't go out with him. Have a nice day!!!

I would then walk out and leave everyone to ponder what the hell just happened. I would never do this for the simple fact that I do not know the legal ramifications for such an act and I have no urge to go to jail much less prison. But it would sure be fun to see all the faces and be a fly on the wall afterward.

I am interested in knowing if any of my readers has a valid argument on why it should be illegal to carry a gun anywhere there is not armed security present for your protection? I add that caveat because I understand the need to prevent strangers from carrying guns in certain venues, but all those venues provide armed security, ie: Courts, White house, Congress.

Friday, November 20, 2009

British Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun

I can not find any sources that dispute this story as false or misleading. Every article I have found says the same exact thing. This is causing an uproar in England as it should. To go to jail for turning in something you found is ridiculous and a crime in itself. Glad this is not happening in the USA.

I have attached the article below.

Ex-soldier faces jail for handing in gun
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 12:15

A former soldier who handed a discarded shotgun in to police faces at least five years imprisonment for "doing his duty".

Paul Clarke, 27, was found guilty of possessing a firearm at Guildford Crown Court on Tuesday – after finding the gun and handing it personally to police officers on March 20 this year.

The jury took 20 minutes to make its conviction, and Mr Clarke now faces a minimum of five year's imprisonment for handing in the weapon.

In a statement read out in court, Mr Clarke said: "I didn't think for one moment I would be arrested.

"I thought it was my duty to hand it in and get it off the streets."

The court heard how Mr Clarke was on the balcony of his home in Nailsworth Crescent, Merstham, when he spotted a black bin liner at the bottom of his garden.

In his statement, he said: "I took it indoors and inside found a shorn-off shotgun and two cartridges.

"I didn't know what to do, so the next morning I rang the Chief Superintendent, Adrian Harper, and asked if I could pop in and see him.

"At the police station, I took the gun out of the bag and placed it on the table so it was pointing towards the wall."

Mr Clarke was then arrested immediately for possession of a firearm at Reigate police station, and taken to the cells.

Defending, Lionel Blackman told the jury Mr Clarke's garden backs onto a public green field, and his garden wall is significantly lower than his neighbours.

He also showed jurors a leaflet printed by Surrey Police explaining to citizens what they can do at a police station, which included "reporting found firearms".

Quizzing officer Garnett, who arrested Mr Clarke, he asked: "Are you aware of any notice issued by Surrey Police, or any publicity given to, telling citizens that if they find a firearm the only thing they should do is not touch it, report it by telephone, and not take it into a police station?"

To which, Mr Garnett replied: "No, I don't believe so."

Prosecuting, Brian Stalk, explained to the jury that possession of a firearm was a "strict liability" charge – therefore Mr Clarke's allegedly honest intent was irrelevant.

Just by having the gun in his possession he was guilty of the charge, and has no defence in law against it, he added.

But despite this, Mr Blackman urged members of the jury to consider how they would respond if they found a gun.

He said: "This is a very small case with a very big principle.

"You could be walking to a railway station on the way to work and find a firearm in a bin in the park.

"Is it unreasonable to take it to the police station?"

Paul Clarke will be sentenced on December 11.

Judge Christopher Critchlow said: "This is an unusual case, but in law there is no dispute that Mr Clarke has no defence to this charge.

"The intention of anybody possessing a firearm is irrelevant."

When Terrorists talk I listen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My New Favorite Blogger

Please read the blog post pasted below, written by The Northern Muckraker. He is quickly becoming a favorite read and a man after my own heart.

I can not say it better so I will not add anything to it. Feel free to comment though and to check out Muckraker's site.

Why I carry a handgun for protection, Vol. 25

Because brutal sociopaths like Vincent Scott, Gary Solomon and Marcus Solomon roam the streets of the metro area where we currently reside. These "men" beat and robbed a man simply because they felt a need to "get out some aggression", the trio apparently told Mesa, Arizona police.The total haul this group of feral parasites on normal society gained from this unprovoked attack on an innocent pedestrian, which left the victim with multiple injuries?

"Fritos, bean dip, M&Ms and a Kit Kat bar".

We certainly hope those tasty snacks were worth the years in prison these scumbags are facing for their senseless act.

No amount of proactive policing could have prevented this assault, and the cops certainly weren't around to interrupt these animals in the middle of carrying out their random, spur of the moment crime. If the victim had been legally armed with a handgun, the odds certainly would have been changed in his favor, and he just might have been able to successfully fend off his attackers before suffering injury.

Tell us again how firearms never benefit polite society at large or are simply of no use to victims of violent crime, Ms. Brady?

Bias in the news: Guilty until proven innocent

I found this on another blog: The War on Guns

If things went down as they are explained in the original article who do you think is at fault?

Apparently, the author or the editor saw the error of their ways. I doubt they understand the error, they understand that people were upset about the wording.

You just can't believe the idiocy of these people. Even the title makes it sound like the shooter is the criminal. How hard is it to realize that defending yourself is not a crime, but a right?



Man shot in apparent Detroit road rage incident
Christine MacDonald / The Detroit News

Detroit -- A 33-year-old man is in critical condition at a local hospital after he was allegedly shot by another man following what appears to be a road rage incident in Detroit on Friday afternoon.

Two men -- the 33-year-old male who was shot and another driver, a 29-year-old man -- were traveling east on I-94 when police say the 33-year-old was cut off by the other driver, said Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens. Both men exited the freeway at Cadieux and pulled up next to each other at a red light.

The older driver got out of his car, knocked out the other driver's window and began to pull the man out of the vehicle. The 29-year-old then shot at the 33-year-old, hitting him twice, Stephens said. The 29-year-old had a valid permit for the gun.

The 33-year-old was driven to the hospital by a female passenger and was in critical condition as of Friday night, Stephens said.

The 29-year-old remained at the scene of the shooting and was interviewed by police. A report will be forwarded to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, which will determine if any charges will be filed, she said.

Monday, November 16, 2009

San Francisco Thinking

I am back in San Francisco and always gets my political juices flowing. I have not encountered any real liberalism today but I did catch a clip of a liberal radio program that was talking about weed and incredibly complaining about Obama not holding up his end of the liberal deal.

What I am thinking about is Obama bowing to Japan's emperor. What I read was that it is not acceptable for any foreign leader to bow to another foreign leader, even if it is the custom of that nations people. Some may think this is trivial in itself, but when you put all the stuff Obama has done together I see a trend.

- Apologized for American missteps with Muslim people.
- Stopped the miss shield.
- Won't engage in Afghanistan.
- Closing (maybe) Guantanamo.
- Trying terrorists civilly as if they have the same rights as Americans.
- Going after the CIA for following orders, orders that arguably saved lives.

- Agrees with Mexico that weapons dirt bag drug dealers use are coming from America and that it is some how our fault.
- Pushing health care that maybe, but not certainly, 51% of Americans want but 100% will be forced to pay.
- Bought GM and Chrysler then gave them to the Unions who put them out of business in the first place.
- Lied about not increasing taxes for the middle or lower class.
- Lied about transparency.
- Giving money to increase certain businesses sales.
- Increased the time people can be on unemployment.

I was going to link for every point, but am too lazy. Google them!

My point here is that Obama seems to care about what foreign countries think and wants to take away from every day American citizens.

I am not a fool. I know that Obama inherited a mess. I also know that his plan is not going to fix anything in America and I know he is weakening our position in the world.

But here is the tough part that WE, the American Citizens, have to realize. It is our fault more than his. We spend with no regard to how we are going to pay. We look the other way when friends and family make horrible decisions. We spend money like it grows on trees and forget that there is a tab to be paid later.

Only a small percentage of us vote. We complain about everything but do nothing. We as a people always think that someone else will take care of it.

We rely on our government for far too much and then bitch about about how intrusive they are. We live in a place that is below sea level and think that it is some how the governments fault that we are drowning, yet the majority of us didn't make any sort of plan to survive.

We forget that the government is US. We, the people, make up the government. We think that only "those" people can run for government. ANYONE CAN RUN FOR A GOVERNMENT POSITION. It may not be easy but it can be done and if you succeed, well you then become "them".

Become a part of the solution, not a part of the problem. Start small, talk with your friends, then join the PTA, attend town halls and city counsel meetings, write letters. Get educated and just do something!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Chavez making ready for War

I wrote a blog on Myspace back in 2008 (see below) when Chavez first started making a push to become president for life of Venezuela. From the start of Chavez making the papers I new this guy was trouble and he has steadily been making waves ever since. I do not believe I am omnipotent but I am a student of history and this guy just followed the path of so many other tyrants we all learned about in grade school. Slowly take away freedoms, silence decent, nationalize resources, manufacture an enemy and secure permanent power. All five objectives have been met.

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Chavez has been preaching to his people and the world that the USA is going to invade his country to take the oil. He is now provoking a war with our ally in an attempt to make his proclamation come true. If or when we come to Columbia's aid he will stand before the UN and declare that he was right and that the Evil Empire is doing exactly as he said they would.

Chavez wants to be the next Castro. He took power democratically and supposed voting secured it for life. The legislation that repealed term limits was packed with incentives for the poor. Increased taxpayer support and government hand outs. It was basically like saying if you allow me to be president for life I will guarantee you make more money. Ah, but alas just like all socialist countries Venezuela is having issues with providing power and water to its people.

Is this new threat from Chavez the test of Obama that Joe Biden warned us about before the election? Maybe, lets hope for our sake that the President does not fail this test. We may want him to fail in his fundamentally changing America, but we do not want him to fail when it comes to international threats to America.

So I wanted to write a blog on Chavez over a year ago but got bogged down on my reference to him and Hitler. If you know anything about Hitler other then only the war and his killing Jews you might know what I am referencing. Remember Hitler was ELECTED. I missed having my views dated and having everyone see them come to fruition like they are. [My wife] and I had an argument about him [Chavez] when he nationalized utilities and oil. So she knows of my foresight.

Oddly, Chavez lost an election that would have made him president for life. I am not sure how this happened. Either democracy won or something fishy is going on and he is pulling one over the world's eyes. We will have to see. [He ran the legislation a second time and surprise it passed]

Currently, Chavez is preparing to start a war in South America. He is treating the death of a REBEL (FARC) leader as if he was Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. For those of you who did not see the one freaking blip on the news, Colombian commandos raided a Rebel camp and killed Raul Reyes, leader of FARC. FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) was created by the Columbia Communist Party in 1964. The controversial part is that they crossed over into Ecuador where he was hiding. Chavez has sent troops to the Columbian border and is saying that Reyes was a "good revolutionary leader". Information found on a laptop retrieved from this raid or another, not sure which, documents Chavez giving millions to the rebels. This is a world leader supporting insurgents if you will.

The Question: Why is the media not covering this more? Will Chavez succeed in starting a war? Is this part of his plan to be leader for life? Hitler did something very similar, coincidence?

-Warthogspec on Myspace Blog Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Friday, November 6, 2009

Army Massacre

I want everyone who reads this to take a moment of silence and remember those who died yesterday at the hands of someone they called a brother. I didn't write about this yesterday and am hesitant to write on this now. It is too soon to why this happened and I do not want to join the millions of speculators out there. We do know that an officer with a middle eastern name and "peaceful" religion committed a crime worse than just murder. He became a traitor to the people he took an oath with and shot them down like dogs.

The media has started speculating on the reasons for his betrayal. He was an alcoholic, he was a jihadist, he didn''t want to go to war, he was against the war, blah blah blah.

I do not know why he did this, but I do know he is a coward.

Pay attention to the news and watch how the different anchors talk about him. Listen to what they say and what they don't say. Just the big three cable news and multiple local stations has told me a lot about the mentality of either the anchors individually or the station as a whole.

Take a look and comment below on what you find. Regardless of what station it is on, I want to hear what you hear. Provide links if you can to provide proof. If you can not, then make sure you give good details and state whether it is your opinion or quote from them.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

NPR blogger poll

I received an email this morning from my cousin about a NPR blogger poll asking for an opinion on whether Fox News is a real news organization. If the email is to be believed the numbers were against Fox News. By the time I went to take a look, Fox News was 86% in favor.

Normally, I would not care about a blog poll, but I am fascinated. Has the power of the internet become so powerful that an email being circulated around by everyday people can change something like this? Do people actually read these emails and act on them? If I am understanding this data correctly, then people do.

It is also fair to assume that the opposition to Fox News also sent out an email and asked people to vote. If that is the case then doesn't that mean the poll starts have some meaning? Not scientifically of course, but meaning none the less.

This is interesting to me and if you have any thoughts on this or think it is insignificant say drop a note.

Health Care Shoved Down Your Throat

The town hall meetings that caused a stir over the summer have come and gone. Now that there is no easy forum for everyday American's to express themselves the time that has passed has allowed the politicians to forget all about it. Where once the bills were thought to be dead or dying they are now alive and thriving.

My thoughts are now dwelling on the fact that 51% vs 49% does not make a majority vote. It doesn't make sense that 51% of a population can have that much control over the other 49%.

Who has the power in this country? So called moderates. These are the people who really have the power and unfortunately, I feel that these "moderates" are the idiots who are easily swayed by the loudest voice coming out of their TVs. This week it might be Glenn Beck and next week Keith Obermann. Either way, they are uneducated to the issues and easily manipulated. These are the people who make those polls swing all over the place.

Lets use a rough made up number and say that 45% of people will always vote Democrat and 45% will always vote Republican. That means the remaining 10% are the decision makers. I do not think the numbers are close to being accurate but the percentage of decision makers are still a minority compared to the other too.

So what does this mean? It means that our countries direction is dictated by the minority. A minority that is flaky and easy manipulated. It is why the Democrats and Republicans are constantly swapping power.

What's the answer? Go back to the basics. Bring the power back to the states. Let the people of the state vote on whether they want to foot the bill to cover everyone who needs health care. Make it so 51% is not the majority and instead 75% is needed to pass a new law.

Add a run off system to our election so that when Dem, Rep, Independent, Libertarian, and Green party candidates run for office, the people can vote for who they want without fear. The candidates with the two highest number of votes run against each other. Then a person who preferred the libertarian but would take the Republican or the Green who would accept a Democrat, still get a voice and don't have to worry about their vote allowing someone they hate to get the majority. Think George Bush Sr. in '92 or Al Gore in 2000. Bush had Perot who siphoned votes and Gore had Nader who did the same. The people who voted their conscience and went for the third party candidate lost entirely because of it.

Conclusion: We a screwed and I see no end in site. No one trusts anyone, personal responsibility is gone, the hands are all reaching out for free gifts, and not one politician has come forward to say STOP WE NEED TO STOP.

I will campaign, fund raise, and vote for any politician regardless of party who comes out and tells this country the truth. That we need to stop spending, stop giving money away both inside and outside of this country, and that things are going to hurt worse before they get better. We, America as a whole, had a great run, but now we have to pay the credit card bill. Just like a family looking over their finances and realizing they are spending more then they make, we must tighten the wallet strings, cut our spending, get a second job, and start saving.

Things are not looking up, there is no silver lining, and there is no one in Washington who gets it. Do you at home get it?

Friday, October 30, 2009

Music as Torture

Musicians are up in arms over their music possibly being used as a form of "torture".

For those of you who live in a box, loud music is piped into a cell to prevent the bad guy from sleeping and generally bug the shit out of them. This might be used in combination with other ways of making them uncomfortable.

I just wanted to say that I think it is awesome that Metallica's James Hetfield has said he thinks its awesome that his music is used. Maybe he didn't say it was awesome, but he did not mind.

Metallica frontman James Hetfield recently told German-language TV network 3sat that part of him was proud the U.S. military chose the band’s music to torture prisoners at U.S. detention centers in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay. “It’s strong; it’s music that’s powerful,” Hetfield says. “It represents something that they don’t like—maybe freedom, aggression… I don’t know… Freedom of speech. And then part of me is kind of bummed about it that people worry about us being attached to some political statement because of that. We’ve got nothing to do with this and we’re trying to be as apolitical as possible, ’cause I think politics and music, at least for us, don’t mix.”

Chalk up another point for why I love Metallica.

By the way is anyone suprised that the biggest bands complaining are:

Pearl Jam
Rage Againt the Machine
REM - Tell me you wouldn't have told everything if you had to listen to "shiny happy people holding hands" over and over again?

LOL, I would be ironic if U2's music was used.

When to see a doctor?

This past Tuesday I came down with the flu. I knew something was wrong that morning but it wasn't too bad and since most of my coworkers are out of town I figured my isolated cube would not put others at risk so I went in. After lunch it really started hitting me and when I got home from work I had a fever of 102F.

My wife went into nurse mode and started taking care of me which was very nice. Wednesday I was down hard through out the night, through Wednesday, and till noon of Thursday. The fever has been gone since Thursday but I am still fatigued and clammy. I have gone through 4 gallons of water in three days which is good except that it hurt to get up and go to the bathroom. Luckily, there has been no puking or heavy coughing. I do cough up some crud but not very often.

I have been sicker than this.

So, why the hell am I writing a blog about this? Who cares about me being sick?

lol, I am bored to death and only now had the energy to pull out the laptop and hook it up.

The purpose of this post is to ask you manly men out there when is it time to go see the doc?

Some people would go to the doc at the first cough or sign of a fever.

Others say no blood no foul.

I am sure most people are somewhere in the middle.

With the swine flu "epidemic" in full swing people might be even more prone to go to the doc.

Here are my thoughts:

-I really want to go to doc to find out if I have the swine flu. Just so I can say I had it and survived. Might make a tee shirt or something.

-I do not go to the doc unless there is something wrong with me and I don't know what it is. I know what the flu feels like, I do not need a doc to tell me I have the flu and then prescribe me something I could have bought over the counter.

-I also know that if I have a fever for more then a day or two I need to be checked out for more severe problems.

So when do you go to the doc? Do you consider it a your personal responsibility to get checked out right away or to stay at home?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection

Only 7 years till execution. That is an unbelievable improvement then the 20 - 30 years you see all the time. Does Virginia have a fast lane? Or did John Allen Mohammad, apparently we are using three names cuz he was a serial killer, wave his appeals like Mcvey did?

I don't know and don't care. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

DC sniper Muhammad set to die by lethal injection
15 commentsOct. 27, 2009 09:16 AM
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Convicted sniper John Allen Muhammad will die by lethal injection when he is executed next month, Virginia officials said Tuesday.

Muhammad declined to choose between lethal injection and electrocution, so under state law the method defaults to lethal injection, Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said.

Muhammad is scheduled to be executed Nov. 10 for the October 2002 slaying of Dean Harold Meyers at a Manassas gas station during a string of shootings.

In all, 10 people were killed were in four states, including Alabama and Louisiana, before Muhammad and teenage co-defendant Lee Boyd Malvo moved on to Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia for a rampage that terrified residents of the D.C. region. Six people also were wounded.

Malvo is serving a life sentence.

Muhammad's lawyers have asked the Virginia governor for clemency and plan to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court early next month.

The Debate Continues - White House vs Fox News

The debate continues on whether Fox News is actually a news organization or a right wing mouth piece of the Republican party. The dirty lib sent me the video below and Rachel Maddow makes a good point that no other news organization is openly organizing protests.

Still don't hear anyone actually attacking Glenn (not a reporter) Beck on his stories, but can you be a news organization and support government opposition protests?

Watch the video and tell me what you think.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I am Healed

Did not spend much time in the car today so I was not subjected to liberalism. Instead I have been flipping through news channels to see how the different cable news organizations present similar stories. Ironically, MSNBC does not come in with a clear signal and I can not hear over the static. I say ironically since I would not be surprised if San Fran is MSNBC's largest market. So it is on to CNN and Foxnews.

No big difference to see today other than the Foxnews' war with the White House.

Can my dirty liberal readers explain why the White House would pick this fight?

Seriously, if Bush had been this sensitive and attacked everyone who hated him on TV he would never have been able to take those vacations. I guess when your only serious threat is "The Daily Show" you don't worry about it. The pot smokers don't vote anyway.

But taking on Fox News whose viewer ship has increased since the election just seems like picking a fight with a gorilla. They have succeeded in causing the other news organizations, White House supporters, to defend Fox and back up the 1st amendment.

I find it hard to believe that this administration can think it is so loved by the other media outlets that they thought they would turn on fellow journalists.

We all know that Fox News leans right, but it has to be recognized that MSNBC leans left and CNN, leaning the least still, leans to the left.

The White House dislikes the editorials specifically Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. They use the editorials as an example of the stations lack of news. Well what is on the other channels at the same time? CNN and MSNBC both run editorials.

How can the sheep be led if they have no one to follow? How can the lazy have talking points if they are not given to them by the so called pundits?

While I do not like far left liberals, I still think they have every right to speak. That is so long as I have every right to not listen.

I do like to listen to Glenn Beck. I do not listen or watch him religiously, but he is entertaining and the things he brings up are interesting though lately they are very conspiracy theorist.

But what if he is right? What if all of the Presidents advisers are communist? Isn't that something you would want to know? Don't you want to know the ones who are self proclaimed communists?

No matter who is talking, whether it be some guy on TV or your very own father, all information presented to you should be independently verified. With the invention of the Internet the ability to look things up from multiple sources is easy. Remember that Wikipedia is not guaranteed to be factual, but often people site their sources so you can use Wikipedia to find multiple sources often covering both sides of an argument.

It is every American's responsibility to be educated and to maintain this countries constitution. This can not be done if you are ignorant and simply follow the loudest voice.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Path to Liberalism, I am on my way!!!

As I said yesterday, I am in San Fransisco and in honor of these heathens I have decided to listen to Liberal radio. Here is what I have learned so far.

-Who knew that republicans and conservatives were such evil dickheads.
-I have learned that progressives are the only ones who can save the world and America from being destroyed by everyone else.
-I have learned that the constitution was just a rough draft and is in need of a major overhaul.
-Obama is doing a great job and has accomplished a lot. We just don't see it because G.W. left us in such a bad mess that B.O. has to work back to even before we can see all his successes.
-All CEOs are evil and only the Union leaders know how to run companies.
-Health Care is a no brainer and anyone who doesn't know that is stupid.
-Invading Iraq was a crime because they were a peaceful country before we invaded.
-Terrorists only want a hug. It is our fault they have been killing each other and anyone else that they didn't like for thousands of years.

Tomorrow is another day here in San Fran country so I am sure to learn more.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Back in the Saddle Again

Hello blog readers. Most of you know that I just got married and yesterday we got back from our honeymoon. It is amazing how busy you are right before a wedding, even when you are not actually doing any of the planning. Now that my excuses are done, my company has seen fit to send me on the road the day after I returned and that is why I am in San Francisco.

The good news is that coming to the liberal Mecca provides me with plenty to write about. I have no clue why this place bothers me so much. It is like I have this fear of being mentally sodomized by the liberals who flock here and pass judgment on the rest of America.

I had a two hour ride from the San Francisco Airport to Santa Rosa so I decided to torture myself by listening to liberal radio. It was painful, but it is always good to hear what these idiots think. The big topic today was about the new hate crimes bill, which I believe is specifically written to "protect" gays and lesbians.

It is no secret that I am against hate of anyone simply for what they look like or choose to sleep with. It is none of my business what a person does in their own home and with another consenting adult. It is in our constitution for crying out loud. It should be our first amendment, “Mind your own business”, do what you want as long as it does not infringe on the rights of another person.

I digress, so the topic was the new hate crimes bill. I find it sad that we feel the need to pass a law to protect a certain portion of our population against beatings and murder. My argument is this: All crime is a hate crime. Murder is murder no matter whom it is committed against and aside from serial killers; I believe all murder is committed with hate in the heart.

So I say lets not add another subtitle to file the crime under and instead increase the punishment for the crime committed. Do you agree?

Another thought on liberals:

I am currently reading Vince Flynn's new book, "Pursuit of Honor". It is part of the Mitch Rapp series. If you have not read it I strongly recommend it. Mitch Rapp is a bad ass who takes the fight to the terrorists who want nothing more then to see Americans dead.

Vince Flynn gets more political in this book and takes on liberal senators who want to out our men and women fighting the good fight. At one point in the book, Mitch Rapp is in a closed meeting with the Senate Judiciary Committee where he is accused of torturing a terrorist right after three bombs have been detonated in Washington DC. He accused of having no morals and being America’s greatest criminal and the cause of terrorisms in the first place.

To most of the people who read this blog I am sure you are all rolling your eyes. The great part is he throws morality back in her face by asking who she is to judge him when she supports late term abortion. He then goes into graphic detail of how it is performed. He points out that her and her ilk have no issue killing eight and a half month old fetuses but cry for the lost civil rights of a terrorist.

Now, I am pro choice, but have a problem with people who consider abortion a form of birth control and also do not see the need for performing late term abortions. After a certain point I think you should have the baby and give it up for adoption. I also find it amazing that people can be pro abortion and anti death penalty. How does that make any sense? An unborn baby has committed no sin or crime; murderers and rapists deserve nothing better than a bullet.

I would love to hear your thoughts on my thoughts. So post a comment and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gun Show Loophole

NYC did an undercover scheme to show that anyone can buy a gun at a gun show. Suprise Suprise. Its been done before and it is something that needs to be dealt with.


I know I know, lets get ready to rumble.

Until society conforms to my great way of thinking, I am content with the back ground check and that should include buying a gun at a gun show.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Three New Arizona Pro-Gun Laws Effective Today

Three New Arizona Pro-Gun Laws Effective Today,

Wednesday, September 30!

NRA-ILA is pleased to announce that three new pro-gun laws officially go into effect in today in Arizona.

The employee protection/parking lot law requires employers to allow the lawful storage of firearm(s) in employees’ locked motor vehicles while they are at work. Employers are not allowed to ban the storage of firearms in vehicles unless they offer an alternate location to park immediately adjacent to the standard parking area. If your employer violates this new law, please contact us immediately at 703-267-1240 or email state&

Also effective today, concealed carry permit holders can carry a concealed firearm for self-defense while in an establishment that serves on site alcoholic beverages as long as they are not consuming alcohol. A restaurant or bar can ban possession by posting a sign next to the liquor license. It is important to note that posting the sign at the entrance of an establishment is not sufficient and one is legally protected to enter the premises and see if the sign is posted in the proper place next to the liquor license. If it is not, the establishment is not in compliance with the law and you may remain inside even if a sign is posted at the entrance. It is important for gun owners to politely let restaurant owners know you prefer to patronize those restaurants who do not post their premises.

Finally, a new law allows for a concealed carry permit holder to “display” their weapon to de-escalate what would otherwise be a violent altercation. It has been designed to stop problems in the past where the passive display of a firearm was considered brandishing and not a means of self defense. It will prevent law abiding citizens from violating the law when lethal force is not required to prevent a violent incident. It is important to note that this law does not allow for you to remove your handgun from its holster to intimidate another individual or gain leverage on a situation.

Thank you to all of the NRA members who answered the call to act during the legislative session. Without you, these victories would not have been possible.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Roman Polanski - Another Reason to Hate the French

Roman Polanski was arrested in Switzerland just the other day, 32 years after he pleaded guilty to raping a 13 year old girl.

If your thought, after reading the above sentence, was anything other than GOOD or ABOUT TIME you are a douche bag.

Speaking of douche bags, the French are now all up in arms over the arrest and think America is rediculous for bringing justice to a 79 year old man. They believe that his art is more important than what he did to a 13 year old girl 32 years ago. They believe we are being spitefull and that he should be allowed to live out his life in peace. They also say that he should be let go because the statute of limitations would have run out in France by now.


First of all, I do not care who you are, no one is above the law. That is one of the problems in the world today is that some people do believe they are above the law and often we treat them as if they were. In order for our society to work, all must be equal under the eyes of the law.

I know, very idealistic of me.

Second, just because you successfully hid under the protection of the French government for 32 years does not mean you get a free pass for the rest of your life. There is no 5 card charlie when it comes to the law.

Third, this man pleaded guilty and fled before he was sentenced. I am no lawyer but I do see how there would be a statute of limitations on that.

Fourth, it makes me sick to my stomach to think that this man is given awards, that people work for him, and that he is revered what so ever. Harrison Ford apparently presented Roman Polanski with his oscar in France because he was not able to attend the ceremony in the states. WHY? Because he is a child rapist. This man deserves a bullet not an oscar.

Harrison Ford you just made my shit list. You are not much better then Sean Penn, Susan Surrandon, Danny Glover, Shia Labouf, Oliver Stone and the other idiots who attended the documentary or film about Hugo Chavez. Please tell me one good thing he has done for his people other then take away their freedoms?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Missouri Man Teaching Girlfriend About Gun Safety Shoots Himself in the Head

Darwinism proven once again.

People, any innocent death is a sad death, but we can learn from stupid deaths. NEVER PUT A GUN TO YOUR HEAD UNLESS YOU PLAN ON KILLING YOURSELF.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Fox News

A Missouri man reportedly shot himself in the head accidentally while teaching his girlfriend about gun safety.

According to witnesses James Looney was insistent on giving his girlfriend a personal lesson in firearm safety Friday before taking her to a shooting range, MyFOXMemphis reported.

As part of the tutorial, Looney demonstrated different safety features on several firearms then put the guns to his head and asked if they would fire, Jefferson County Sheriff told the station. The third gun actually went off.

The 40-year-old was pronounced dead at a local hospital the next morning — the same day he was to take his girlfriend to the range, the station reported

Monday, September 21, 2009

91-year-old nude Fla. man makes arrest

Sept. 21, 2009 09:58 AM
Associated Press

LAKE WORTH, Fla. - Authorities say a 91-year-old South Florida man jumped out of bed naked and held an intruder at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Robert E. Thompson woke up Saturday morning after a would-be burglar climbed his backyard fence and was met by his charging dog, Rettt, a Rottweiler and Doberman pinscher mix. Thompson heard the commotion, grabbed his .38-caliber revolver and phoned police without ever getting dressed.

Deputies say Thompson fired a warning shot as 26-year-old Jose Pasqual started to come toward him. Thompson kept his gun trained on Pasqual until deputies arrived.

Pasqual was booked in the Palm Beach County Jail on a burglary charge and did not immediately have an attorney.

Personal Responsibility in Finances

I have gone away from my original plan of talking about personal responsibility and have been focusing a little more on politics. While I do feel it is a personal responsibility to remain informed and research what we are told, I also believe we have to focus on all aspects of our lives. We can very easily get tunnel vision and become obsessed to the point that nothing else is getting done.

I have not gotten tunnel vision so much as a traffic jam in the tunnel that is my brain. I got locked up with all that is going on and just couldn't focus on one thing. So I decided to go back to my original mission statement for this blog.

So in keeping with this blog’s theme, I will write about personal responsibility in finance.

I should disclose that I am not a financial expert and only started worrying about my finances three years ago. But in the past three years I have studied and have learned a lot. I would like to share with all of you the high points.

401K = Free Money:

The 401K program is a personal savings that has replaced company pensions. The money is deducted from your pay check PRE TAX. Your company sets up the plan with businesses like Vanguard or Sentry. Those businesses then give you multiple options of where you can invest that money. These options range from plan to plan, but most if not all offer bonds, treasuries, normal savings, mutual funds, and even specific stocks. These options should be reviewed carefully and if available you should take the quizzes offered to determine your risk tolerance.

If your company offers a 401k with company matching and you are not using it then you are throwing away free money.

From my experience the average companies 401k plan offers matching of 50 cents for every dollar up to 6%. (This may vary from company to company so I am using just my experience) This means that for every dollar you put into your 401k the company puts in 50 cents. The do this for first 6% of your income you put in. Let’s say you make 100,000 dollars a year, this is just to use a nice round number. 6% of that would be 6000 dollars. SO the company would put an additional 3000 dollars on top.

Salary: $100,000

401k Savings plan:
6% to 401K: $6,000
Company matching: $3,000 - Free money
Total savings for the year: $9,000

Right now you can contribute up to $16,500 dollars a year to you 401k. This is a lot of money to a lot of people so not many do it. Some financial people say you shouldn't do it. But all agree that you should be putting in at least the percentage that gives you the free money.


Paying yourself first means that before you pay any bills or spend any money with your paycheck, you put some money into savings. You could consider your 401k plan paying yourself first, but I do not.

Here is what I do. I have my paycheck directly deposited into my bank. The same day the check is deposited I have money automatically transferred to my E-trade savings account. From this account I can then leave it there earning minimal interest or shift it to my stock account and invest in stocks.

Company Stock Purchase Plan:

This is another form of free money. I kick myself every time I think about how I missed out on this for six years. This is a guaranteed return of 15% every six months, unbelievable. Not all companies offer this so check with your HR department.

Here is how it worked at my company:

The stock purchase plan (SPP) was available for enrollment every six months and you could put 15% of your paycheck into it. At the start of the six months the company started taking out that 15% from your paycheck EVERY PAYCHECK. When the six months is up the company takes the money you have put in and buys as many shares as possible at a 15% discount from lowest price of the fist day and the last day of the six month period. Confused? I am and I just wrote it. So let me draw it out:

Let’s say the six month period starts January 1st and ends June 30th. If the stock price on January 1st was $10 and the price on June 30th was $15 dollars then the company would buy your shares at the $10 price with 15% off making your price per share $8.50. If you sold the day you received your shares you would make a profit of $6.50 per share.

You can see how that adds up quickly especially if you are putting 15% of your paycheck into the plan.

Here is another scenario in case you are confused. It is really just the reverse of the scenario above. Let’s say that on January 1st the stock price was $15 and on June 30th the price had dropped to $10. You get the stocks at the $10 rate plus the 15% discount for a value of $8.50. You sell that day at $10 and you have made a profit of $1.50 a share. Not as great as the first scenario but still a profit above the average S&P return.

Here is how I started getting into my companies plan and I have to admit that it hurt at first. For the first six months I went on a spending diet. I put 300 dollars a pay check into the plan and cut my spending where ever I could at home. It hurt but after the first six months I got all that money plus 15% back. Actually, I got in at the best time and actually got a return of 25%. What is even better, living frugally for six months taught me I didn’t really need the crap I was missing out on. So after the first six months I increased my contributions to the SPP and did not withdraw my earnings from the previous 6 months. I used those earnings to start investing on my own.


If you thought you were done studying when you left school then you are sadly mistaken. Everything I know about finances I learned on my own. I started out reading Jim Kramer’s book “Mad Money” which got me excited about investing. I then moved on to other books that taught me how to read charts and company financials.

The greatest compliment I ever received was from a new friend who has a degree in Finance. I had been investing for about a year and was sharing my new found knowledge and modest gains. He asked where I had learned all this stuff and I replied that I learned it on my own from reading books. He responded, “I have a degree in Finance and I don’t even know this stuff”. His statement made me feel good and encouraged me to keep studying.

I encourage all of you to find a book on personal finance, read it, and pay attention. You do not have to invest in stocks or do anything risky. There are many different ways to invest your money and work on building personal wealth.


Since I have started investing I no longer live paycheck to paycheck. I have a sizable savings account, stock portfolio, and 401k. Sizable does not mean I can retire, it just means that I am comfortable and happy with my progress. Because of my studying and my keeping informed on financials I was able to pull out of the market before the crash which left me all in cash so I could start investing near the bottom.

I am on my way to building a very nice nest egg for myself and my family. Because I like to play in the stock market I am always at risk. But by diversifying my investments and my risk I feel comfortable. I encourage all of you to start studying where your money is going and how it could be used to make more money.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ACORN Stings

I am loving these videos and hating this organization. I also love that the people behind this have released the videos one at a time. It means the story keeps going and can not be swept under the rug. Its fantastic!!!

Show that scum is scum no matter what color they are. We now have black, white, and brown criminals on tape.

I just watched the white woman explain how she killed her husband in self defense. Her explanation of the killing sure sounded like murder to me. Check it out and tell me what you think.

Senate passes measure to allow gun transport on Amtrak

That title tricked me, how about you. Read the article below and you will see that this is just a bill to get back a small amount of freedom. Read further and you will see that currently there are no security measures to prevent criminals from carrying weapons on to the train. When I fly, I am willing to go without my gun because I know that great measures have been taken to make sure that everyone is unarmed and there are armed police around.

I have a cost cutting measure for Amtrak. Make it legal to carry a firearm on the train. No need to add security, xray machines, or metal detectors. No need to add cops on the train. No fear of terrorists taking hostages because the armed citizens will take care of the issue for you. Still have to worry about suicide bombers but they are extremely tough to fight no matter what you do.

My opinion is that there is not reason to ever prevent law abiding citizens the right to carry weapon. Other than being impaired, I see no time I am not capable of being a responsible citizen.

"Well not all people are as responsible as you" or "some people are not properly trained" you libs might say.

Well, I go back to my old comments about mandating weapons training in high school and making it mandatory for all students.

My cop buddies are not going to like this comment but Police officers are normal citizens who took a job protecting others. They are no different than most other people and the majority of cops are no tougher or smarter then the average citizen.

I would like to hear from my cop friends and have them tell me what is the average gun training a street cop gets. What is the manditory range time and what is the average training a cop actually does extra?

My guess is that a lot of civilians train more than the average police officers does.

Remember America, this country was won by every day farmers turned soldiers. We all have a right and a responsibility to defend ourselves and others from the criminals who would prey on the weak.

Be a sheepdog and fight the wolves. Let the sheep go about their business. If we could only find a way to prevent the sheep from voting, lol.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Amtrak would lose its federal subsidies if it doesn't put a system in place by early next year to check and track firearms so that passengers can legally put the weapons in their checked baggage, the Senate voted Wednesday.

One senator says the measure "is going to put a severe burden" on Amtrak.

The measure, an amendment to the transportation and housing appropriations bill, passed 68-30.

The House version of the bill, passed in July, does not include the provision, so further steps would be needed for it to reach President Obama's desk.

Amtrak's current policy prohibits passengers from carrying "any type of gun, firearm, ammunition, explosives or weapon" in carry-on or checked baggage.

Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm said firearms had been allowed in checked baggage before the September 11 attacks.

However, despite the policy change, the company has no uniform system of screening for firearms, Amtrak Chairman Thomas Carper noted in a letter to Sens. Patty Murray and Christopher Bond decrying Wednesday's congressional mandate. They are the top Democrat and Republican, respectively, on the Appropriations Committee's transportation subcommittee.

"Unlike the airline industry, Amtrak has no system in place for a uniform system of screening for weapons," Carper wrote. The railroad has no secure loading areas, and trains make multiple stops, he said. Employees also would need intensive training.

Further, he said, the National Railroad Passenger Corp. (Amtrak) has neither the money nor the time to meet the Senate's timetable to put such a system in place.

Carper warned that if Amtrak were to lose federal funds, it would result in the "cessation of all Amtrak service nationwide."

According to its Web site, Amtrak has in place "a range of behind-the-scenes and front-line security measures" that include random passenger and carry-on baggage screening; checked baggage screening; K-9 units; onboard security checks; and identification checks.

"As part of our security strategy, randomly selected passengers and their baggage, handbags, backpacks or other personal items may be screened or inspected," it says.

"Passengers failing to consent to security procedures will be denied access to trains and refused carriage, and a refund will be offered."

The gun measure was sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi.

He introduced the same legislation in August as part of the budget resolution, and it was approved with bipartisan support, but the provision was removed during final House-Senate negotiations.

"Under current practices, all of the American domestic airlines permit firearms in their checked luggage. Other American passenger railroads also allow checked firearms," Wicker said on the Senate floor Wednesday.

"Only the federally subsidized Amtrak prohibits law-abiding American citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights in checked baggage," he said.

Murray opposed the legislation.

"In order to receive any federal funding under this amendment, Amtrak would have six months to build a process for checking and tracking firearms," she said.

"It would have to find the manpower necessary to screen and guard firearms, and it would have to purchase the equipment necessary. Now there is nothing in the underlying appropriations to pay for any of that. So this amendment is going to put a severe burden on them and if they do not comply, Amtrak will shut down."

The measure lays out the following guidelines:

• Before checking the bag or boarding the train, the passenger must declare that the firearm or pistol is in his or her bag and is unloaded.

• The firearm or pistol must be carried in a hard-sided container.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Northern Muckraker: Theme parks for thugs

The Northern Muckraker makes a compelling statement about recent crimes and gun control. Check it out.

The Northern Muckraker: Theme parks for thugs

You wanted it, So here it is!!!

BALTIMORE - Baltimore police say a Johns Hopkins University student armed with a samurai sword killed an intruder in his garage.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says campus security and an off-duty city officer responding to a call for a suspicious person heard screams to call police around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Guglielmi says the undergraduate student
told the man he found in his garage to leave and the man accosted him. That's when Guglielmi says the student defended himself, cutting off the man's hand and causing a severe laceration to his upper body.

He says the man died at the scene, but police are not yet releasing his name.

Police are interviewing the student and his roommates, and are talking to prosecutors about whether to file charges.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Discover Channel's "The Colony"

The Discovery Channel is one of the best channels on TV. They currently have a show called "The Colony" and it is great. Not so much as a guide for what you should do in a disaster, but it is a great example social interaction, organization, and leadership. When it comes to survival these people would have been dead after their first run in with bad guys.

This show is great for allowing the viewer to think about what they would do. Would you stay in LA? Let’s just say you have too. Would you shack up with the same people the show has? What would you do differently?

Here are some rough observations and what I would do:

Priorities: Starting from scratch it must be decided what the priorities are. My priorities are in this order: Defense, water, food, then everything else.

Defense: This should have been first priority. Organization of raiding party defenses so any water and food they gathered would not be stolen from them. Defense of the compound, like locking the place down, setting up a CQ and round the clock look out, and stations in the event of an attack.

Military organization is a must. These people have no leadership. There chosen leader damn near got them killed in the last episode I watched and if this was real I believe they would all be dead.

Standard Operating Procedures: This is must. It does no good to figure things out as they are happening and chaos is ensuing.

1. Who does what in certain situations, IE; attack, visitors, traders, etc?
2. Who will do the talking when dealing with people on the outside?
3. What decisions can be made by the leader and what needs to be voted on by the group.
4. Rules must be set for the group and rules must be set for allowing new members into the group as well as kicking members out of the group.
5. In the event of attack, defensive positions must be taken. Who will post up where? Who will give the all clear? Who will search the dead enemy while the others cover?
6. Who goes on patrols, who leads patrols, what to do if separated, what to do if attacked, etc.

These are just a few of the things to think about. Obviously, I am fixated on safety and organization. That is why a diverse group is needed with many different specialties and skills.

So I ask all of you, “When you watch the show, what do you focus on the most and what would you bring to the group? Is there anything you think you should start studying or would be willing to study so you could be a productive member? Are you a survivor or would you lay down and die?”

Friday, September 11, 2009

Gun Show this Weekend

Crossroads of the West Gun Show - Phoenix
SEP 12th - 13th

I am going with the Dirty Lib. Who wants to come with me?

ACORN Promoting Prostitution, Sex Slavery, Tax Fraud, etc.

, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, working together for social justice and stronger communities.

Hmmm, that's funny, it doesn't say anything about helping people cheat the income tax system. You would think that would be a huge selling point. I guess they don't need to do that because their on the list for about 5 billion dollars of stimulus money.