Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bare-Knuckled Fistfight For All The Marbles

The gloves are off, no doubt about it. Watch this.

Great music.

Only in America can you go to jail for taking a eagle's egg out of its nest - But get paid for crushing a human infant in its mothers womb, yanking it out, and tossing it into the garbage.

But... If you think this type of political ad is as bad as it gets, just watch whats coming in these last two weeks.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bank Holiday


If this mortgage fraud thing gets much bigger, it's going to take down a bag full of banks, and we can be expecting the banks to shut their doors for a week or two - or three.

Best to have a bit of cash around the house (in small bills) for groceries and gas while the banks reboot.

Thanks to DC for this heads up.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Yes, That Was An Alarm Bell I Was Ringing...

Here's yer sign Bubba.....

Democrats in the Senate on Thursday held a recess hearing covering a taxpayer bailout of union pensions and a plan to seize private 401(k) plans to more "fairly" distribute taxpayer-funded pensions to everyone.

They are going to take a substantial portion of your retirement funds and give them to the unions who promised the moon to their members.

And they call this being "fair".

End of facts, start of opinion

I'll just bet you didn't realize that now a substantial portion of your work effort - and the money you earned - will be going to provide some union member with his $50,000/year retirement pension, and that's its already happening, compliments of the Stimulus Bill.

What more proof do Americans need to finally understand that this Congress and this Administration are nothing but a gang of looters?

Seizing your 401K - any part of it - is just plain theft. Giving it to someone who hasn't earned it is just plain evil.

Our only reasonable response is to relieve them of all those law-making burdens and return them to whence they came.

The only way to do that is to get off your butts and go vote. Vote these thieves out of office. Vote for somebody: Democrat, Republican, Independent, who cares what they are, that will look after your interests - instead of looting you endlessly.

It's your future. Make of it what you will.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Emergency Supplies

I purchased the below MRE's just to see what they are, what their shelf life is and what sort of meal they would make.

These are paks offered by Emergency Essentials out of Utah. Each pak contains:

Main entree
Side dish
Drink mix
Cracker or bread
Peanut butter
Jam or jelly
Two pieces of hard candy
wet wipe & napkin
Plastic spork (spoon/fork)

There was also a salt and a pepper in each pak.

The main entrees in these four paks were: Chicken with tomatoes and feta cheese; Marinara sauce with meatballs; Cheese Tortellini in tomato sauce; Spaghetti with meat sauce.

The side dishes were: Cornbread stuffing; Refried beans; Refried black beans; Garlic mashed potatoes.

The desserts were: Fig bar; Fig bar;
Chocolate covered chocolate chip ranger bar; Apple-cinnamon flavor energy bar.

The drinks mixes were: Sugar-free Raspberry; Pink lemonade; Sugar-free raspberry; Another sugar-free raspberry.

The cracker/bread option in all four was wheat snack bread, great for the peanut butter and jelly.

Pretty fancy eating for somebody in a survival situation.

Whether these were actual military MRE's I do not know, and I couldn't find a use by/expiration date anywhere. Perhaps the sealed pouches in the cardboard boxes have them.

Each pak had an MRE heater to heat up your main entree which required a bit of water to activate, but no cooking was required for any of the items.

My plan would be to take each main entree and use it as a "sauce" on a bowl of rice. This would flavor the rice and double the mileage out of each entree.

I am looking at cheaper options for longer term periods, since paks like these would be in our BOB's. Buying a bunch of the MRE Main entrees would be much cheaper and go further, especially with the added rice option.

At any rate, these food paks seem to be pretty neat items to have around in case of a unexpected emergency.

My next step to to try a couple using my emergency charcoal/wood stove to prepare the rice and see how good these things are. If they're edible, great! I'm not looking for world-class taste sensations here, just nutritional food that you can swallow without puking, although good taste is somewhat of a priority.

Let you know how this turns out.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Who Am I?

I was born in one country, raised in another.
My father was born in another country. I was
Not his only child. He fathered several
Children with numerous women.

I became very close to my mother, as my
Father showed no interest in me. My mother
Died at an early age from cancer. I became
Close with my grandmother.

Later in life, questions arose over my real

My birth records were sketchy and no one was
Able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth

I grew up practicing one faith but converted
To Christianity, as it was widely accepted in
My country, but I practiced non-traditional
Beliefs & didn't follow Christianity, except
In the public eye under scrutiny.

I worked and lived among lower-class people
As a young adult, disguising myself as
Someone who really cared about them..

That was before I decided it was time to get
Serious about my life and I embarked on a new

I wrote a book about my struggles growing
Up. It was clear to those who read my
Memoirs that I had difficulties accepting
That my father abandoned me as a child.

I became active in local politics in my 30's
Then with help behind the scenes, I literally
Burst onto the scene as a candidate for
National office in my 40s. They said I had a
Golden tongue and could talk anyone into
Anything. That reinforced my conceit.

I had a virtually non-existent resume,
Little work history, and no experience in
Leading a single organization. Yet I was a
Powerful speaker and citizens were drawn to
Me as though I was a magnet and they were
Small roofing tacks.

I drew incredibly large crowds during my
Public appearances. This bolstered my ego.

At first, my political campaign focused on
My country's foreign policy. I was very
Critical of my country in the last war and
Seized every opportunity to bash my country.

But what launched my rise to national
Prominence were my views on the country's
Economy. I pretended to have a really good
Plan on how we could do better and every poor
Person would be fed & housed for free.

I knew which group was responsible for
Getting us into this mess. It was the free
Market, banks & corporations. I decided to
Start making citizens hate them and if they
Were envious of others who did well, the plan
Was clinched tight.

I called mine "A People's Campaign" and that
Sounded good to all people.

I was the surprise candidate because I
Emerged from outside the traditional path of
Politics & was able to gain widespread
Popular support.

I knew that, if I merely offered the people
'hope', together we could change our country
And the world.

So, I started to make my speeches sound like
They were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor,
Ignorant to include "persecuted minorities"
Like the Jews. My true views were not
Widely known & I needed to keep them unknown,
Until after I became my nation's leader.

I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody
Could have easily found out what I really
Believed, if they had simply read my writings
And examined those people I associated with.

I'm glad they didn't. Then, I became the
Most powerful man in the world. And the world
Learned the truth.

Who am I?

I am Adolf Hitler.

Is that who you were thinking of?

Thanks to Wolfgang Sheehy and his blog

Thursday, October 07, 2010


Something big is about to happen.

The smart money boys are running for the safest hidey-hole they can find for their money, and nation after nation is posting their "look out!" flags.

What we are witnessing in the worldwide financial arena is a pattern of actions that has happened before - Several times - followed by a major world-changing event.

The people who really know whats going on are running for cover.

Hold on to your seats... The ride is about to start.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Water for The Big City

We live out in the boondocks with the usual dirt road and overhead power lines, accompanied by the not-unexpected benign disregard from county and State, not an ungood thing... generally.

Nothing much happens out here. Sometimes a kid in his souped-up truck races by, stirring up clouds of dust and exceeding the speed limit by double on our unpatrolled road. The mailgirl (mail girl?) will make her way down the road, lurching from mailbox to mailbox, always in such a hurry that she never manages to close the boxes - after she's finished stuffing them with unwanted advertising fliers that meet their deserved fate in garbage cans all along the road.

So it's quite an event when lots of semi trucks start lining up on the road loaded with 40" water pipes.

(click on photos to enlarge)

Turns out the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex needs more water for their expanding bedroom communities, so they are reaching out into the countryside looking for those rural reservoirs that service the smaller towns.

Soon, those big 40" pipes will be buried and forgotten, until the water wars start. Then, all those little-town citizens will discover that their water rights were sold by their mayors and city councils, signing contracts whose fine print will state that the big city always has priority on the water.

Of course, all those little-town Mayors and council members are not so stupid as not to know about the fine print, but they are banking on the hope that another drought big enough to stop the reservoir-filling rains will never happen again.

And besides, all those under-the-table back-pocket "considerations" they got from the big city movers and shakers were too good to pass up.

And, what the hay, all they have to worry about is a few countrified buttcrack bubbas that they can out-talk any ole' day of the week.

Piece of cake, Mayor, piece of cake.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Cooler Weather


Those 100 degree days are over for the year, giving me the chance to do a lot of needed outside work on the fence, weatherproofing and caulking all those little cracks that show up every year or so.

I backed out the John Deere in preparation to mow the acre and when I came back with some gas, Mr. Tufters had laid claim to the mowers seat.

Yes, that look is one that says, "Just try to get me off this seat!"

However, Mr. Tufters is easy prey to an offered kitty treat - problem solved.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

A True Racist Bites The Dust

The sun always rises:

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez was fired Friday by the news network after he went on a tirade during a radio interview calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and accusing the "elite, Northeast establishment liberals” of labeling him as “second-tier” because of his Cuban-American background..."

Rick Sanches was one reason I quit watching CNN. His blatant anti-white, pro-Mexican attitude was obvious in every story he pursued, and it just got tiresome, his endless racist spittle hidden under a thin veneer of "reporting".

His kind of attitude, parroted by so many minorities, that they can be a biased and arrogant racist loudmouth because they're a minority has run it's course.

Many of the most racist people today in America are the minorities themselves, supported by white liberal guilt... And unchallenged for the same reason.

Rick Sanchez rode his "blame/hate whitey" horse right into the ground, so hard that even the liberal guilt peddlers at CNN had to act.

That, all by itself, is amazing.

Don't look now, but Soledad O'Brien may be the next to hit the bricks. She is so loaded with liberal guilt that her excessive fawning over minorities is just plain embarrassing.