Friday, February 27, 2009


Are you like me? Do you have old, broken electronics laying around the house. You can't just throw them away because they contain chemicals that are dangerous. You want to dispose of them properly. But how? Best Buy, that's how. They now have a tech recycling program. And it's free for most items. Cell phones, cameras, video game consoles, most computer parts and even batteries. They don't, however, take large appliances such as refrigerators, items that use freon, computer hard drives or televisions/monitors larger than 32". But they do have a haul away program for such items that does cost a fee. I have an old cell phone and a crap load of batteries I have to get rid of tomorrow. And by "crap load" I mean a CRAP LOAD. Three Ziploc baggies full of them.
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Steal From The Rich, Give To The Government

Were I rich, I would be taking myself and my money out of this country because the government is intent on coming after the successful.

Wise Sage Of The Day

But beyond that, "the full power of centralized government"--this was the very thing the Founding Fathers sought to minimize. They knew that governments don't control things. A government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they know when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. They also knew, those Founding Fathers, that outside of its legitimate functions, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector of the economy.
Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Spc. Ross A. McGinnis
Spc. Ross A. McGinnis
19 years old from Knox, Pennsylvania
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division
December 4, 2006
U.S. Army

His mission was to patrol the streets of Adhamiyah in northeast Baghdad and find a place to put a 250-kilowatt generator that would provide electricity for more than 100 homes. But it's a mission he wasn't able to accomplish.

Shortly after Pfc. McGinnis's convoy left the compound, and less than a mile from FOB Apache, an insurgent standing on a nearby rooftop threw a grenade into the sixth, and last, Humvee. "Grenade!" yelled McGinnis, who was manning the vehicle's M2 .50-caliber machine gun. He tried to deflect the grenade but it fell into the Humvee and lodged between the radios.

"McGinnis turned and looked down and realized no one in the truck knew where the grenade was," said Capt. Michael Baka, his company commander. "He knew everyone had their doors combat-locked and they wouldn't be able to get out."

Instead of jumping out of the truck to save his own life, like he had been trained to do, McGinnis threw his back against the radio mount, smothering the explosive with his body. The grenade exploded just as Pfc. McGinnis covered it. The blast filled the vehicle with black smoke and debris and blew the driver's door and right passenger's door wide open and blew the machine gun off its mount. The explosion hit McGinnis on his sides and his lower back, under his vest. He was killed instantly.

The other four soldiers in the Humvee suffered relatively minor injuries.

On the morning of December 4, 2006, before his convoy had left, Cpt. Baka has signed a waver promoting Pfc. McGinnis to Specialist and he was posthumously promoted to E-4.

For his heroic actions on that day, McGinnis was awarded the Silver Star and was nominated for a Medal of Honor which he received on June 2, 2008.

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These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Wise Sage Of The Day

That government is best which governs least

Not 100% sure who said it. I'm getting both Thomas Payne and Jefferson, but I think it was Payne.
Sunday, February 22, 2009

Adventures In The ER

If you'll remember back to June of last year I talked about going to the ER for a kidney stone. I had to make another trip last night. On Wednesday I noticed that my right leg was a little sore. Thought it was just a sore muscle. Then Thursday it was a little more sore, it felt a little stiff and was turning red. Then on Friday it was bad. I could barely walk, my leg was bright red, it was very stiff and there was a lot of pain. Woke up yesterday and it was a little better. So I decided to wait until Monday to see what it was doing whether or not to have it checked out. Then I was told by someone that it could be a blood clot, so I decided to go ahead and head to the ER just to make sure. Long story short, it wasn't a blood clot but rather Cellulitis. Which is just an infection. So nothing to worry about. But I did have one of the most uncomfortable experiences of my life while there. Not sure if anyone has ever been tested for a blood clot in the leg but what they have to do is take an ultrasound of the leg. And they start right up in your groin. Now, I'm very ticklish. Very. And she has this thing right up in there. I'm wondering why I even have my underwear on she was so far north. Every time she presses down I'm clenching every muscle I have and trying not to laugh while laying there with this strange woman digging in my groin. No pain, but I never want that again. 3 1/2 hours all this took with the last 45 minutes just waiting around for them to give me my prescription for antibiotics and discharge me. I think I still have some of that gel from that ultrasound on me.
Friday, February 20, 2009

Taxing Miles

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he wants to consider taxing motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn. I swear, we're looking at a future where farting is taxed by the government. Doesn't England have something like this? I know they have some sort of tax they have to pay that's something like this. I can't think of what it's called.
Thursday, February 19, 2009

NY Post Calls Obama A "Monkey"

So says Al Sharpton. This man is the biggest race batting buffoon on the planet and should just be ignored. Nitwit.

Now That's Strange

Did you know that John Wilkes Booth's brother, Edwin, once saved the life of President Lincoln's son, Robert? How eerie is that?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Sgt. Kelly Keck
Sgt. Kelly Keck
34 years old from West Liberty, Kentucky
U.S. Army

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren congratulates Sgt. Kelly Keck after presenting him the Purple Heart.

On September 13, 2008, Sgt. Kelly Keck, a combat medic serving in Afghanistan, was wounded while trying to aid his fellow soldiers who's truck had just been struck by an IED. "I stepped off the road to try to get to the side of the truck, and the next thing I know I hear a loud boom, and I'm laying on the ground," he said. Sgt. Kelly had stepped on a land mine. He was flown to a field hospital in Jalalabad where he ended up loosing three fingers on his left hand and his right leg below the knee. "It was quite an ordeal," the soft-spoken soldier said.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Teleprompter? Really?

I didn't watch Obama's first press conference, but did he really need a teleprompter to answer questions?
Apparently, Obama is looking to install a computer screen into the podium so that, according to one Obama adviser, "It would make it easier for the comms guys to pass along information without being obvious about it."
Is he not able to study the topics and give an answer of his own? And Bush is the dumb one?

Random Nonsense

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Former Astronaut Not Duped By Global Warming Scare Tactics

Harrison Schmitt has just become my favorite former astronaut.
Schmitt contends that scientists "are being intimidated" if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels, temperatures and sea levels.

"They’ve seen too many of their colleagues lose grant funding when they haven’t gone along with the so-called political consensus that we’re in a human-caused global warming," Schmitt said.
It's Fascism. "Agree with us or pay the price."
Saturday, February 14, 2009

VD Madness

Up a Wal-Mart today and the place was packed. I don't like crowds. Hate them. But anyway, as soon as you walked in the doors you were inundated with Valentine's Day crap. People were scooping up candy, flowers and stuffed animals like they were going out of style. The guy ahead of me, the first thing he grabbed as he walked in was a huge 3, maybe 4, foot stuffed bear. Is this were we are today? Saying "I Love You" five times a day, every day, doesn't cut it any more. The only way to show someone you actually love them is to buy them some metal and rocks? Question for you ladies. If your mate were to come in on this holiest of holy days with nary a gift, or didn't even mention what day it was, would you be upset? Why or why not.
Thursday, February 12, 2009

No Go, Pres. O, Says GOP

In an update to my post below where I briefly mentioned that President Obama had moved control of the 2010 census to the White House, House Republicans are ready to go to court to stop him if he doesn't reverse his plans.
House Republican leaders said Thursday they're ready to go to court against President Obama if he doesn't scuttle his plan to move the census into the purview of the Oval Office, saying it's an unconstitutional abuse of power.
Refer to image of Constitution toilet paper below.
Or so says Bill Clinton.
"Well, you either ought to have the Fairness Doctrine or we ought to have more balance on the other side,"
You know, God forbid we actually follow the first amendment. I'm not sure why so many Dems believe the only way to do things is to have the government force it. If people want the Left side of the argument they can go to ABC, CBS, NBC, NYT, LA Times, Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, Air America, Newsweek, NPR or countless other media outlets. They're not without voice. But because Conservative talk radio, and FNC, are so dominate, and they hate it so very much, they need to stick their fat noses in and make mandates on what can and can't be put on air and hide behind this "fairness" bullshit. Bush was supposedly to have been the one that ripped the Constitution to pieces, but it's looking more and more like the Democrats are using it for toilet paper.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wednesday Hero

This Weeks Post Was Suggested And Written By Brat

Sgt. Patrick Tanish
Sgt. Patrick Tainsh
33 years old from Oceanside, California
Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment
February 11, 2004
U.S. Army

Five years ago today, Sgt. Patrick Tainsh sacrificed all as the mounted unit he
was part of was hit by an IED in Baghdad. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze and Sliver Stars saving the lives of his commanding officer and other soldiers before succumbing to his own wounds. Also killed in the attack was Pfc. William C. Ramirez from Portland, Oregon.

On Veteran’s Day, 2007, Deborah Tainsh, Sgt. Tainsh's mother, attended a school in Columbia, Georgia, and shared a story she had written called "A Boy Named Patrick."

Here is part of the story :

…a little boy named Patrick who loved football, beaches, surfing, and
skateboarding, and especially reading. Patrick watched his dad be a Marine for
over twenty years. During this time Patrick kept reading not only surfing and
skateboarding magazines, but history books, too. One day when Patrick was a man, he told his dad and best friend, “I want to do something that will make a
difference in the world, I’m going to be a soldier.” And so he did. And in 1999
he went to Fort Knox, Kentucky for boot camp and then went to Fort Polk,
Louisiana where he worked and trained hard to become a United States Army
Cavalry Scout. Then in 2003 Patrick had to say good bye to his mom and dad
because he had to go fight a war in Iraq to protect his country, friends, and
family from terrorists and to help fight for the freedoms of the boys and girls
in that country where they and their families were treated very badly by their
country’s leader. Patrick once wrote a letter to his mom and dad telling them
that he cried for the children because they were hungry and he didn’t have food
to give them. He said he couldn’t understand how a country’s leader could treat
the people so badly and make them live in such dirty conditions with trash and
wild dogs everywhere. And so Patrick's mom and dad keep a photo in their living
room of Patrick surrounded by Iraqi children.

You can read the story in it's entirety here.

Sgt Tainsh came to the military later than some, but rose through the ranks fast. In his last letter to his parents, Sgt Tainsh shared his thoughts about his mission. And in 2006, Sgt. Tainsh's mother wrote a book called Heart Of A Hawk about her son's life and her and her husband's struggles since their son was killed.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Monday, February 9, 2009

What's Being Stimulated By This Bill? Part II

Some of the wasteful spending that's included in the Senate's "stimulus" package.

$2 billion to re-start FutureGen, a coal power plant in Illinois that was defunded because the DOE said it was inefficient

$246M tax break for Hollywood producers to buy, get this, motion picture film

$88M for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker

$448M for constructing the Homeland Security headquarters

$248M to furnish the Homeland Security headquarters

$600M to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees

$1.4B for rual waste disposal programs

$125M for the Washington sewer system

$150M for Smithsonian museum facilities

$1B for the 2010 Census. Want to read something scary? Read this. They did this yesterday, 8th, without any fan fair from the media. Imagine if Bush had done this.

$75M for smoking cessation activities

$200M for public computer centers at community colleges

$75M for salaries of employees at the FBI

$25M for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction

$500M for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi river

$10M to inspect canals in urban areas

$6B to turn federal buildings "green"

$500M for state and local fire stations

$650M for wildland fire management on forest service lands

$1.2B for youth activities

$88M for renovating the HQ of the Public Health Service

$412M for CDC buildings and property

$500M for building and repairing National Institues of Health facilities in Bethesda, MD

$160M for paid volunteers at the Corporation for National and Community Service

$5.5M for engery efficiency initiatives at the Department of Veterans National Cemetery Administration

$850M for Amtrak

$100M for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint

$75M to construct a security training facility for State Department Security officers

$110M to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems

$200M in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military instillations

That was a lot of typing. Again, some good things that maybe should be funded but how do they help get the economy back on track?
Are you shitting me?
An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.
I love this country, but the fact that we allow a lawsuit like this shows just how far we've fallen.
It also said Mr. Barnett acknowledged that he had turned over 12,000 illegal immigrants to the Border Patrol since 1998...

He said he carried a pistol during his searches for the immigrants and had a rifle in his truck "for protection" against immigrant and drug smugglers, who often are armed...

"This is my land. I´m the victim here," Mr. Barnett said. "When someone´s home and loved ones are in jeopardy and the government seemingly can´t do anything about it, I feel justified in taking matters into my own hands. And I always watch my back."
This man is a hero and should be awarded, not sued.
Saturday, February 7, 2009

What's Being Stimulated By This Bill?

With the Senate moving toward a tenuous compromise on the White House's economic stimulus plan, President Barack Obama hammered at the urgent need to pass a bill that will jump-start the struggling economy and put people back to work.
Really? Ok, can President Obama, and those who support this bill, please explain to us how:

$4 billion for neighbor stabilization activities, whatever that is
$600 million for new cars for government bureaucrats
$50 million for the National Endowment of the Arts
$75 million for anti-smoking programs
$650 million for the switch to digital television signals
$335 million to prevent STD
$32 million for the "Smart Grid", which we should all be against
$600 million for climate change research
$6 billion to weatherize modern homes
$6 billion for high speed internet for rural areas
$20 billion to modernize health-information technology systems

is going to help "jump-start the struggling economy and put people back to work"? There are actually a few noble things in this bill, what do they have to do with stimulating the economy? This bill is nothing but pork and payouts to special interest groups. Then, on top off all that, we have the government, lead by President Obama, employing tried and true scare tactics to try and get the America people to support it. Thank God they're not falling for it.
Friday, February 6, 2009

Get Your Nose Out Of My Business Before I Cut It Off

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;...
More talk about the return of the "Fairness Doctrine".
Further, the White House website lists on its technology agenda page that the president plans to "encourage diversity in the ownership of broadcast media, promote the development of new media outlets for expression of diverse viewpoints, and clarify the public interest obligations of broadcasters who occupy the nation's spectrum."
If people don't want it, you can't for it on them. That's why Air America failed. The people didn't want it. They didn't like it. We are falling down a spiral towards government injecting itself into every aspect of our lives.
Thursday, February 5, 2009

Al Gore's Propaganda Machine

Every drug dealer knows, get them early and you have a client for life. So does Gore.
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Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid

This will make your mind explode. Not sure if that link will work like that or not. If it doesn't, go to and look for a story called "Too Smart". We should all be scared of this.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday Hero

Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch
Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch

In 2003, Sgt. Popaditch, along with 1st Tank Battalion, rolled into Baghdad from Kuwait at the start of the Iraq War. They had just taken the city and the tank that Sgt. Popaditch was in had rolled up to a 40-ft statue of Saddam. I think we all remember that statue. Popaditch was given a cigar by a fellow Marine and as he smoked it an AP photographer snapped a picture of him.

Fast forward to April 7, 2004. Sgt. Popaditch's wife was vacationing with their son when she received a phone call informing her that her husband had been injured in an attack. The turret of his tank, that he was situated in, had taken two direct hits from RPG's. He fell through the hatch to the floor of the tank. As he struggled to his feet, he began to shout orders to his men but go no response. He then realized that the attack had caused him to go deaf in both ears. But that was only temporary. He then reached up and felt that his head was wet and knew it wasn't good.

In the aftermath of the attack, Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch had lost his right eye. And because of that he now proudly wears a prosthetic eye with the Marine Corps. logo embossed on it. On November 10, 2005 Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch was awarded the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest award for heroism in combat. He also has a book out titled Once A Marine.

You can read more about Gunnery Sgt. Nick Popaditch here and here.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Change? I Think Not

Bill Richardson, Timothy Geithner and now Tom Daschle. What ever happened to "Politics Of Change" and "A New Age Of Responsibility"? At least Richardson had the decency to withdraw his name. Geithner and Daschle should be in prison, not in cabinet seats. When Obama won the election and I posted an image of a tombstone with the declaration "The Day America Died", this is exactly what I was talking about. My America is dead. The America where people get punished for crimes, not promoted. But sadly, this started happening long before Obama won the election. But he's now part of the problem with his nominees and this "stimulus" package that will do nothing but hurt us even more than we already are. And the media, and most Republicans, are largely silent on these matters. America, my America, was on life support. Obama's election was it's last gasp. Optimistic of the future? Not me.

And here's another one. What is it with Obama and picking people who can't pay their taxes?

Tom Daschle shows he has a brain after all. Now, when we see him in a jail cell? I won't be holding my breath.
Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stupid Bowl

Yeah, I don't watch Throwball. I watch Football, or Soccer. But I will be taping the game because they're going to be airing a new trailer for Star Trek.

My prediction for the game? 3+ hours of sheer boredom with a 30 second bright spot.

Just watched the tape. I'd originally taped because of Star Trek, but there were two other movies that caught my attention.

G.I. JOE: The Rise Of Cobra
First off, this isn't G.I. JOE. G.I. JOE is U.S. Armed Forces. This movie is a NATO type force. I believe I called in an abomination of JOE in the past. I still stand behind that. The trailer looked good, but I won't be seeing it.

Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen
Excited. Loved the first one, and this one looks just as good.

Star Trek
What a let down. That commercial didn't show a damn thing. I wanted to see the Enterprise, the bridge, Nimoy's Spock. It didn't do the movie any favors.

2 Kids Per Household

That's the recommendation from the chairman of the UK's Sustainable Development Commission, Jonathon Porritt.
curbing population growth through contraception and abortion must be at the heart of policies to fight global warming.
So this git is advocating that abortion become law? I thought the UK was looking more like the Middle East, not China. I can't help but wonder how far we are from something like this. With all the Global Warming zealots out there, there's bound to be one who'll make something like this happen somewhere.
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