Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Economy In A Nosedive

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years overwhelmed a rebound in consumer spending.
Well, duh...

This idiot federal government has given away millions of our production and manufacturing jobs to overseas interests and allowed 12-20 million illegals to sneak in and take 12-20 million jobs away from United States citizens, illegals that don't spend the money here, they send it back to wherever they came from. And now they are encumbering future generations to trillions and trillions of dollars of debt with all this insane throwing away of money to the privileged, the rich and the elite, money we just don't have.

So as a result, we have far less product to trade with other nations, far fewer Americans with a job so they can go spend and buy, and we are all waiting for the Lightbringer's other shoe to drop... the terrifying tax increases needed to pay for all these huge, huge, huge government spending programs.

You know, like the "cap and trade" insanity that will double everybody's electric bill?

Those S.O.B.'s in Washington just can't be that dumb, so what in the hell do they expect to happen?

They must have some sort of idea what's coming down the pike, and believe me, it ain't gonna be the tooth fairy.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Whatever Happened To Johnston Atoll?

I spent almost a year at Johnston Atoll- sometimes referred to as Johnston Island - back in the sixties when the Pacific Missile range had a tracking site there. There were other activities there besides the tracking site on Akau/North Island, all hush-hush and secret stuff, all zealously guarded by zealous guards.

I was looking through some old photographs and ran across the below photo of the PMR Johnston island tracking team I was part of.

I got curious about the condition of the island today and looked it up on Google earth. Nada, zip, just the reef is all that's shown as being there. No 14,000 foot runway, no barracks, no chow hall, no EM Club, no Officers club, no laundry, no Holmes and Narver generator station, no island.

That's an official U. S. Air Force photo, 1369th Photo Sq. - AAVS (MAC), approved for release to individuals by JTF-8, Sandia Base, so I was sure as hell was there once upon a time, and so was the island.

But then I noticed that the data provided to Google earth was provided by the U.S. Navy... it says so, when you first zoom to the island.

Either they bulldozed the entire island into the sea, or the greatest typhoon in history blew it all away, or you can't get a real view of the island today... just as if it was still heavily classified and still zealously guarded by zealous guards.

So now I'm wondering... whatever happened to Johnston Atoll?

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hitler Art

LONDON, England (CNN) -- A painting by Adolf Hitler sold for almost $15,000 Thursday -- more than six times as much as expected.

Hitler's oil painting "Rural Houses and Trees" fetched this surprising amount at a recent London auction.

The watercolor was one of 15 items of Hitler art being sold at auction. Together, the artworks by the Nazi leader fetched almost $120,000.

Incredible. Who would have guessed that Hitler ever had the predilection to dabble in water colors?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

100 Days Of Obama

Obama has been president for 100 days. His dedicated supporters are heralding the event as momentous and record-breaking, conclusively demonstrating that Obama is the greatest president ever.


What I have seen this man do in those one hundred days is promote total financial disaster for our following generations and set the stage for a third-world America to be dominated and controlled by a nameless and untouchable world body somewhere in Europe.

While doing this, he has logged hundred of thousands of miles in Air Force One, thrown more parties than any preceding president in a similar time period, spent more face time on TV lecturing us all on how his programs are better than great, insulted more of our allies and pandered to more of our enemies than any politician in history.

What a great way to start off.

Christians have been talking of a man they refer to as the "Anti-Christ" for decades, describing what he would be like, what he would do.

Seems to me that this Obama character - this pretender to the throne - fits their descriptions closely.

Typically the AC has been described as a man who will " Rise to power on a wave of world euphoria, as he temporarily saves the world from its desperate economic, military & political problems with a brilliant multi-year plan for world peace, economic stability & religious freedom."

Well, close. Obama has accomplished all that in America, but us running into the brick wall of reality in the rest of the world. So maybe after all, Obama is just another narcissistic fool who has it all wrong, but successfully convinced a small majority of voters that he wad indeed, the beloved lightbringer.

America has suffered through the indignities and the harm of countless pretenders in high places before... Here we go again.

How does one get off this train?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


A big wheeling-dealing money manipulator is found dead in his home, and they are burbling "suicide".

Call me an unbeliever, but I'll bet even money somebody who has lost just about everything to the actions of guys like this may have done him in, or paid somebody to do it.

Officials really, really want this to be believed as a suicide - even if it isn't - because they certainly don't want us getting the idea that killing off these a$$holes is a good idea as an appropriate response to their thieving and destructive ways, since the government refuses to punish them but actually re-appoints them to critical positions in the finance industry they have plundered.

Maybe he wasn't toeing the line and was removed by the powers that be themselves. I wouldn't put anything past these guys.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Palpable Fear

The Homeland Security Departments warning to police across the nation concerning returning veterans reveals one sobering fact: This government deeply fears Americans who have been trained to handle and use weapons. Not those government agents, security forces and police forces throughout America whose members have been carefully screened and selected for a "support authority" mindset, but ordinary Americans who happen to be proficient with weapons, those less susceptible to the brainwashing and propaganda they are exposed to while under military control.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the report Thursday, but she said - after the fact - the definition of right-wing extremism that was included in a footnote should have been changed.

The same definition was included in an DHS March 26 report on domestic extremism. Both reports were marked "For Official Use Only."

Poor old Janet must have thought "For Official Use Only" would have kept the whole thing secret. Bureaucrats never learn.

So. The government is sorely afraid of its trained citizens, scared enough not to worry about the national outrage and fallout if these reports were leaked, which they were. They fear the very men and women they have trained to go far away and kill for democracy, the very same people sent to other nations who are taught that the gun will bring about wanted and needed political and social change.

Who could be surprised about that?

We live in an era marked by a host of unanticipated consequences. Washington think tanks and policy makers continually make decisions and take actions that have never been fully thought through, resulting in these nasty surprises we get almost daily.

Training an entire army to go forth and slaughter for freedom as defined by the present politicians in power can easily be just another on of those not very well thought out schemes.

Keep in mind that most Americans would be deeply shocked over the "Them or us" mindset held by today's law enforcement agencies. The "us" would be the "brotherhood" of police and law enforcers everywhere, and the "them" being everybody else, the "citizens" and "civilians" out there... the untrustworthy, lying and mostly lawbreaking populace. My now-deceased brother-in-law cop was a classic example of all that, and a shocking lesson for me.

A not-so-gentle reminder about that... The Connecticut police department candidate that was rejected for being too intelligent. Their claimed reason? Smarter people get bored and will quit. Wrong. The real reason is scary... smarter people are less susceptible to the "support authority regardless" propaganda and are more able to think things out for themselves. They are not wanted as law enforcers.

A police state is best served by enforcers who do not have the mental capability to discern the evil in supporting a lawless authority.

Hitler's brown shirts were absolute proof of that. Pray to whatever God you believe in that we don't have to re-learn that lesson all over again.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bear Chow

The woman who jumped into that polar bear enclosure may have been attempting suicide by bear.

According to the article, she was depressed over not being able to find a job.

Graphic lesson here... People who have never felt any real pain their entire lives really need to re-consider what a slow, painful death would be like... the first bite by those bears shocked this woman back to reality.

What a way to learn that there is pain far and above such as that experienced by cramps, hitting your thumb with a hammer, slicing your finger with a paring knife, an ant bite or a hornet sting.

A caution... Foolish people who invite themselves to a bear dinner table are - to the bears - just another side dish.

Real bears are not like the comical bears in a Disney Cartoon. They are not our friends, they are not our allies, they are not our pets. What they are is animals that will kill and eat us if we get close enough to let them.

Anyone who believes otherwise is not very well grounded in reality, and very dead people like Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend are classic examples of this problem.

Our forefathers saw the wisdom behind eliminating these animals from our forests and parks, and for awhile, Americans could go camping without the danger of wild animal attack, or having a child dragged off and killed. Not so anymore. These truly dangerous animals have been successfully re-introduced back into our environments, so now we have an endless string of animal attacks being reported from just about everywhere, even in our cities and backyards.

True, this mind-numbingly stupid woman jumped into that polar bear compound, but the incident does shine some light on the growing threat of these animals to anyone wanting to take a walk in the park.

If you followed the "child dragged off and killed" link, you may have noticed the sign "Utah is Black Bear Country". If that's their claim to fame, they need some serious help, and maybe some lessons about the food chain.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


You already know the story.

What we should do is send in the marines and level their entire city and bury them in the rubble. So a few "innocents" go down. Too bad. Just like our college occupying anti-American Marxist pukes like to say when an innocent bystander is killed, "There are no innocents".

What we are doing is guaranteeing piracy as a profitable profession. A few Somali criminals, armed with AK-47's and RPG's(compliments of the Russians), are creating havoc on the open seas. Eliminate them. Wipe them out. Demonstrate to anybody worldwide that piracy against American shipping is truly a bad idea.

Under cover of darkness, four or five navy seals with rebreathers could easily sneak up on that small boat and take out those "pirates" in an instant, saving that kidnapped Captain at the same time. Then those American destroyers could blow that pirate "mother ship" out of the water.

But the PC idiots of the world want to talk, to negotiate, to appease, to pay, and then pay again in the future. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

It's difficult to imagine a more insane course of action than what we are witnessing today.

Now, because of our inaction, they have just taken another vessel , this one with sixteen hostages.

These idiots in charge will never learn.

And Just Who Paid For All this?

This out-of-control president just had a pizza chef, his dough and his sauce, flown 850 miles, - one way - to make pizza at the not-so-white house for himself and a few dozen of his "friends".

You know, I don't give a damn what this Kenyan likes to eat, whether it's African grubs, black-eyed peas and chitin's, or St. Louis pizza, but I damn sure don't want to have to pick up the tab.

This arrogant, narcissistic amateur needs to be removed from office. He's gone way over the line already and will only get worse. We can't trust him, we can't believe him, and we sure can't afford him.

Barack Hussein Obama is the worst mistake America has ever made, and he is constantly and blatantly throwing it up in our faces just how stupid 51% of the American voters were by voting him into office.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Disingenuous Newt

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told “Fox News Sunday” that:
he would have disabled the long-range missile before North Korea launched it, saying too many people “do not appreciate the scale of the threat that is evolving on the planet.”
Would such an overt act be a declaration of war? No. We and South Korea are still at war with North Korea. There has been no peace treaties, no standing down of armies, just a ceasefire at the 38th parallel. The Korean war has never ended. Gingrich knows this, but most Americans have completely forgotten it. Destroying the north Korean missile would have been just another incident in this war. We still have delegations jabbering away with the North Koreans at Panmunjom trying to find "peace in our time"... over a half-century after the ceasefire.

How can he claim that a smallish and poverty-stricken country like North Korea - facing 50,000 American troops on its southern border, backed by the world's largest and most terrifying nuclear capability - as a evolving threat to the world without first acknowledging that the United States is a true manifestation of such a worldwide threat? That the rest of the world sees us as a massive nuclear power, armed with thousands of WMD's, with the missile capability to deliver them anywhere? That we have armed troops stationed across the globe enforcing our will on other nations and peoples? That American presidents can - for whatever reason - bring death and destruction to anyplace on nothing more than a whim or suspicion?

To claim that we Americans have higher ideals or goals - like wanting to spread our versions of democracy and freedom - ignores the fact that we are the most aggressive and warlike nation in the world today. We have more military in more nations across earth than Russia and China combined. And North Korea? They have troops marching around in their capital on Kim's birthday... that's about it. The fire ants in my backyard are more of a threat to the United States than North Korea is.

Gingrich pontificates further:
One morning, just like 9/11, there’s going to be a disaster. I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Iran or North Korea.
Amusing. On the other side of this coin, I have yet to see the United Nations do anything effective with either Palestine or Israel.

Of course, he's right about another disaster. So long as the United states has troops slaughtering unarmed and helpless men, women and children around the globe, we're going to be a target of deep-seated hatred. Sending wheat and bottled water to places like Ethiopia won't change that.

Americans really need to wake up to the fact that our federal government is - in actuality - one of the worst aggressors in the history of the world, fomenting hatred for us - and our children - that will last for generations.

And Obama? He's rushing - at breakneck speed - down the same track.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Don't Ask, Don't Tell, For Damn Sure

The Army's present "Don't ask don't tell" policy for soldiers is a really, really good idea, particularly in Iraq:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two gay men were killed in Baghdad's Sadr City slum, a local official said on Saturday, and police said they had found the bodies of four more after clerics urged a crackdown on a perceived spread of homosexuality.

Homosexuality is prohibited almost everywhere in the Middle East, but conditions have become especially dangerous for gays and lesbians in Iraq since the rise of religious militias after U.S.-led forces toppled Saddam Hussein six years ago.
Actually, since just about 100% of enlistees today get shipped right out to Iraq after bootcamp, a better slogan for the gay crowd would be "Don't Enlist, Don't go."

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Sun Spots

The sunspot count has gone from a peak in 2000 to zero in 2008.

Since other records have demonstrated that global temperatures lag somewhat behind sunspot activity, look for a continuing reduction in "global warming", something that has been occurring for over two years - something you already know - if you actually look at the records and pay no attention to the likes of Al Gore.

Do doubt this bit of information from NASA will go completely unheeded by the "Global Warming/Climate Change" folks who who would prefer to shut down our coal-fired electrical plants and see us energy-starved and in the dark, rather than admit they are wrong.

Since I just turned seventy a few days ago, I am beginning to realize I have no dog in this race. All three kids have decided to have no children, so I will not have any future progeny past them to worry about.

Truthfully, the only reason we all worry about the future beyond ourselves is how it will affect our children, and our children's children.

If tomorrow's citizens want to hobble themselves to a world of reduced expectations, big brother everywhere and endless shortages of everything, who am I to deny them?

And A Real Person Responded

Just got a phone call from one of my Senator's office staff concerning an e-mail I had sent about those Mexican trucks rambling about the United States. He asked me to reiterate my views on the matter, so I did:

-1) They have lower safety standards than our trucks.
-2) They take away American jobs.
-3) They make it easier to smuggle in illegals and drugs.

I also said that if Mexico wants to impose tariffs on 91 of our products being imported to Mexico over the ending of a pilot program involving 100 trucks, then we should impose tariffs on all their stuff being imported to us.

That should have been the end of it, but I took the opportunity to dump on him a load of gripes and worries about this out-of-control Congress and federal government, all this insane spending, this empire-building mindset of this out-of-touch government.

I did apologize for going off-subject to which he replied, "I understand".

But, come to think of it, that was his standard reply.