Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The "Tea" Party Is Over

In the last election, the Tea Party sent large numbers of what they believed to be Constitutional champions to Washington to battle with the tax and spend crowd and to set the federal government back on a path to it's Constitutional footing.

Well, that's working out about as expected... those new champions are blending in with the old crowd and vanishing in the mix. Most - if not all - of these new Washingtonians are demonstrating that they are no different than the people they replaced.

As Vox stated:

Speaking of unserious, a Tea Party darling, Sen. Marco Rubio, demonstrates that he is not to be taken seriously either: "I will vote to defeat an increase in the debt limit unless it is the last one we ever authorize and is accompanied by a plan for fundamental tax reform, an overhaul of our regulatory structure, a cut to discretionary spending, a balanced-budget amendment, and reforms to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."

In other words, he's willing to throw away a concrete limitation on the size of government for nebulous promises of future responsibility.

Washington today can be compared to one of those leaking reactors in Japan. The closer you get, the more dire the consequences are.

The radiation from those nuclear plants will simply kill any worker that gets too close, and forever sicken those who only skirt the danger zones.

Washington has a different kind of radiation, but one just as deadly. It is generated - not by nuclear fuel - but by greed, lust, corruption, the desire for power and control. No matter how honest and straightforward, no matter how high-principled the person is that we send in, the Washington kind of radiation is too strong. It will still poison them, and poison them quickly.

The Tea Party never stood a chance of success... An honest intent to do the right thing cannot possibly face up to the temptations offered by Washington, and the Tea Party representatives in Washington are starting to demonstrate that dismal fact.

Japan is going to have to bury large sections of those contaminated nuclear plants, entomb the damaged reactor cores and closely associated equipment in deep pits that will be cordoned off forever and hopefully remain unmolested for thousands of years.

What to do with Washington?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

No More Cars By 2050

The power elite in Brussels (home of the New World Order) wants to ban cars by 2050:

The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.

The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.

Target = zero.

Zero gasoline and Diesel vehicles in any city anywhere in Europe.

Not mentioned in the article is the intention of the Obots and the Hillbians for America to be a part of this Brussels controlled "Union" by or before 2050, meaning there would be no cars, trucks or motorcycles allowed in any U.S. city. Nothing but pedestrians, bicycles and a few streetcars(no buses, they use gas or diesel).

And no airplane rides over - what was it? - 186 miles. You get to take the train.

What train?

You think we will have built a rail system capable of replacing all of our cars, trucks, taxicabs, airports, airlines and airplanes by 2050? HA. The federal government, the States and the cities are all on the verge of bankruptsy. Where would they get the money to build such a rail system? How long would it take?

Keep in mind that San Francisco's highly successful BART system took years and years to build and cost billions, had billions in overruns, took far longer to contruct than even the most pessimistic estimate, and serves only a small percentage of tha area's commuters. And that is for just one metropolitan area.

If they want us all to take the damned train, they'd better build the rail system first, or everything will come to a screeching halt overnight.

Just think of the ensuing chaos.

Now is the time to put a stop to all this lunacy... Before these nutjobs actually get the power to act on their ghoulish dreams.

Remember, it's not about serving the public good, never has been.

It's all about power... And control.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lucky Us

Just look around you. We have just about everything a person could ask for. Our own homes to live in, our own cars to drive, closets full of clothes and shoes, all manner of entertainment, a dinner menu unmatched by any other era in the history of the world.

We have our very own private little castles.

Warmed in winter, cooled in summer, these havens from the rest of the world - owned or rented - are loaded with the niceties of modern civilization. Electricity, lights, running water, flush toilets, microwave ovens. The list is long.

We have personal transportation undreamed of by previous generations.

Our forefathers walked. Or - if they were lucky - had a carriage or wagon. Whatever it was, it was out in the weather, hot or cold, rain or shine. The smell of horse droppings and urine was everywhere, inescapable. Imagine the flies. Transportation was slow, it took days to make a trip we today make in minutes.

We have entire rooms in which to store our mountains of clothes.

They're called closets. Go look in yours... There are clothes in there you haven't worn in years: wrong color, wrong style, or just don't fit right anymore. Your closet is a safe haven for your clothes far better than what millions of people around the world have to live in.

Entertainment. What more could you possibly want?

Big screen TV's with DVD players, bringing you - in the privacy of your living room - thousands and thousands of movies and documentaries created by the finest entertainers on earth. Incredible stereo systems that faithfully reproduce the music of any artist on the planet. Computers capable of reaching anywhere on earth for information, communication or entertainment. Numberless video games in every genre imaginable.

We don't have to grow our own food.

We just jump into our air-conditioned private vehicle and drive to the nearest supermarket where foodstuffs from around the world are neatly laid out for our selection, all safe, all healthy, most ready-to-eat with little or no preparation. Yes, there are exceptions to this, but they are few and far between. Our food is safer and more plentiful than in any time before... Ever.

Think about it:

We don't have to go outside to a hole in the ground to bucket out our water, water that would be full of unwanted particles, contaminants and microbes.

We don't have to go potty outside in a smelly little structure that's full of flies in summer and ice cold in winter.

We don't have to make our own clothes.

We don't have to walk anywhere, that "anywhere" being anyplace we may want to go on planet earth.

We don't spend all of our daylight hours growing and preparing our food.

And until recently, most of us only had to work five days a week - evenings and weekends off - to get all this.

We are the generation that is benefiting from the efforts and work of those who came before us. Our parents wanted a better life for us, and they did what was needed to give us that. There were days my Mom and Dad didn't eat, but us kids never knew it... they made certain we never went hungry.

And yet... So many bitch and complain. They want even more... Of everything. Astounding.

How about the generations to come? Will they benefit from all this prosperity? Will it last? Or are there just too many people on planet earth now, all competing for fewer and fewer resources?

From what I can see, the life style we ordinary folks - those who created and are considered members of the Western Civilization - are enjoying today a fabulous lifestyle that cannot last much longer. No way. There are signs everywhere that the whole thing is about to collapse.

So enjoy what you can today. Tomorrow is not looking good, not for us, not for our progeny, not for anyone.

Christians will drop to their knees and pray. Muslims will go kill for Allah while hoping for their 72 virgins in paradise. Tree huggers will ask Gaia to protect them and the helpless little creatures of the forest.

None of it will change a thing. Bad times are coming, and only the truly prepared will survive.

Like I've said before, I was hoping to have cashed out before the bottom vanishes from under us all. But dammit, it's looking like I'll be around to watch the main show, because the previews are almost over.

Joe Bageant

I recommend you go read Fred's latest.

It somehow makes me feel that us ordinary Americans just lost a hero we never knew.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Raid Made For TV

Steven Seagal visits Arizona:

PHOENIX -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio rolled out the tanks to take down a man suspected of cockfighting.

West Valley residents in the neighborhood are crying foul after armored vehicles, including a tank, rolled into their neighborhood to make the bust.

Neighbor Debra Ross was so worried she called 911 and went outside where a nearby home had its windows blown out, was crawling with dozens of SWAT members in full gear, armored vehicles and a bomb robot.

“When the tank came in and pushed the wall over and you see what's in there, and all it is, is a bunch of chickens,” Ross said.

SWAT team, tanks, cops everywhere destroying a suburban home to arrest a suspected cockfighter.

It was to protect those poor chickens, right?

Thousands of dollars in damages were made to the property and 115 birds were euthanized on the spot.


All those chickens were saved from a terrible fate by being killed on the spot, while all the other chickens in the neighborhood just stood by and watched... As agents of our new and improved police state acted with honor, valor and heroism to take down a vicious and dangerous suspected chicken fighter and convicted chicken fight watcher.

Yes Virginia, this evil evil man was convicted last year of watching a cockfight.

You can't make this crap up.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

No Virginia, This Is Not War

It's a "Kinetic military Action".

I kid you not:

In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?

In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes said. "Obviously that involves kinetic military action, particularly on the front end."

Give the man a big raise... He just gave the prez a fine-sounding bit of blather to explain what we're doing in Libya.

No doubt most Americans will buy into this world-class bit of verbal nonsense because now it's not war, bro, it's "kinetic action". And we all learned about kinetic action in high school, right?


I'm so glad we didn't start another war. I am pleased as can be that out intellectual elite explained it to me in a way I can understand.

Thanks to deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, I realize now that sending cruise missiles into non-organic places like radar sites and airports is actually protecting the Libyan people(except for those Libyans stupid enough to work at radar sites and airports).

Thanks to deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, I realize now that dropping bombs on things like buildings and bridges is actually averting a humanitarian crisis.(people in those buildings and the ones going across those bridges are just collateral damage - a teeny percentage of unfortunates in the right place at the wrong time)

Thanks to deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes, I now realize that our jets strafing those itty-bitty subhumans running around on the ground when we are not at war is not really a war crime - nosireee - it's merely the process of setting up a no-fly zone.(After all, they're not really human beings, they're just little moving specks down there)


As our beloved President continues leading us into the New World Order - the one where we will all be made to realize that we are actually too stupid to handle our own affairs, the one where a few incredibly rich and powerful self-appointed godlike elites will determine our every thought and movement, the one where our children will have zero chances to prosper - that New World Order, I am pleased to report that people like Saul Allinsky and Francis Scott Piven are right: Freedom is a illusion, an aberration, that human bondage is the historical norm.

So sit down and shut up, you nothing little speck, the beautiful people have spoken.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Casus Belli

"Casus Belli".

Latin for An incident used to start a war.

Obama has found his excuse... To protect Libyan citizens.

That - of course - is complete nonsense.

The Powers That Be care no more for Libyan citizens than they care for a pile of pesky ants, or fleas on a dog, or the tea partiers.

Libya posed zero threat to the United States and its citizens. Libya was not threatening our oil, they sell to Europe. Libya was not threatening Americans citizens anywhere in the world. Libya had no American citizens being held as hostage for whatever reason.

Ever since one of Reagan's cruise missiles killed Gadhafi's daughter and almost killed Gadhafi himself(he got a broken arm in the cruise missile attack) Gadhafi and Libya has left us totally alone.

The federal government had even taken him off the "terrorist nation" list and suspended many of the embargoes levied against Libya.

Why then has Obama attacked Libya? Please, don't start with that idiocy that we are just a part of a "coalition" to protect Libyan citizens. A six-year-old can see through that.

Obama's original reluctance to attack was nothing more than a dodge. If things go badly, he can always claim he did not want another war, but he got bad advice from his staff, or bad advice from whoever he would be throwing under the bus.

Obama has attacked Libya with cruise missiles(124 admitted of so far), B2 stealth bombers, F117 stealth fighters, and is destroying the Libyan infrastructure: Airports, power plants, roads, bridges, communications centers, just as United States did in Iraq.

Question: Why another war, this time with an opponent that could not possibly threaten America?

One thing is for certain... This attack is depleting our store of advanced weaponry on a target that has no military or political value.

Another question: Is there any sign - any sign at all - About an exit strategy? When do we stop this? How do we get out?

One thing we can all count on... We American taxpayers will be picking up the bill in the future to rebuild All that infrastructure Obama is destroying today.

Why do I keep blaming Obama? He issued the orders, not his generals or admirals, not Congress, not the Pentagon, not Hillary.

Mr. "hope and Change" himself. The man who promised to get us out of Iraq. The man who said he would close Guantanamo. The man who upped our troop level in Afghanistan by 30,000.

You oh-so-smart liberals can sure pick 'em.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Oh goody... Another War

Yeah, this will work out well:

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

The U.N. approves something the U.S. has been pushing for... An all-out attack on Libya, to protect Libyian citizens.

You just don't start flying over someplace to create a "no-fly zone". You must first establish air superiority. You must destroy the air defenses, radar and fighter aircraft that the enemy has... so your planes won't get shot out of the sky.

You will note that several nations have approved this action and supposedly will participate in it's activities, but my money says it's the United States that will lead the way... with losses and casualties.

You may once again take note that our "good friend and ally" in the Middle East will not lift a finger, spend a penny, or offer any material support of any kind.

A good friend and ally in the Middle East? The Saudis? Get serious. I speak of Israel, of course. Why? To hear them tell it, it's that they don't want to inflame Arab sensibilities. even if they are the root of all the trouble in the Middle East.

For those of you who slept through history class, The Jews invaded and occupied a place called Palestine (with the U. N.'s blessing and America's support) in 1948. Yes, Palestine did exist, look for it on any pre-1948 world atlas.

Never read U.N. Resolution 181? You ought to. It explains a lot.

A summary:

To solve the problem of the future of Palestine which is under British mandate, The General Assembly of the United Nations decided in its Resolution 181 of 29 November 1947 to divide the territory of Palestine as follows:

- A Jewish State covering 56.47% of Mandatory Palestine(Excluding Jerusalem) with a population of 498,000 Jews and 325,000 Arabs.

- An Arab State covering 43.53% of Palestine, with 807,000 Arab inhabitants and 10,000 Jewish inhabitants.

- An International trusteeship regime in Jerusalem, where the population was 100,000 Jews and 105,000 Arabs.

That's worked out really well, has it not? The Jews and the Arabs have been in a state of war ever since.

The Jews have always promoted the idea that the place was "A land without people for a people without land". Really?

According to the U.N.'s own figures in R181, there was 1,237,000 Arabs in Palestine and Jerusalem... and 518,000 Jews. The land was "without people" only if one considers 1,237,000 Arabs as not being "people".

That's why the Arabs - including the Saudis - hate us and have hated us for generations. Sort of a "The friend of my enemy is my enemy" kind of thing.

Now, with the highly dubious blessing of the U.N. (who got this whole mess rolling in 1947) we get ready to attack yet another Arab State.

Like I said in a previous post - Stupid is as stupid does.

A question: When did we start giving a tinker's damn about Libya's citizens? At least to the point we are willing to destroy their government?

How's that worked out in Iraq?

Oil, oil oil. Pump out all theirs while we keep ours in reserve for the future - Assuming there will be a future for us.

But at what cost?

Those oil-rich Arab states are - and have been - robbing us blind, destroying our ecomony and loving every minute and dollar of it. It's payback for all the damage we have done to them over the years. we may have bombed and destroyed countess Arab villages and towns, but they are destroying a nation.

Sadly, the Progressives are correct: Most Americans are too uneducated or stupid to figure it out.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stupid Is As Stupid Does...

Talk about not thinking something through:

WASHINGTON - Police are searching for suspects after someone shot-out windows at a Republican office in the District.

Police say the vandalism occurred Tuesday night. All of the windows of the office were damaged.

The executive director of the Republican Committee says an air gun was probably used.

Police also say they found a ‘BB’ on the ground outside the office.

Workers believe the shooting was politically related.

This is pretty stupid on several levels.

First, the vast majority of armed Americans are NRA-type Republicans. They may own a "air gun" for plinking at tin cans, but their firepower resides in things like 30-06 scoped rifles... which they have hundreds of rounds of ammo for. You would be amazed at just how many rounds of army surplus armor-piercing 30-06 ammo is in private hands out there in flyover land.

Shooting out their windows will probably not be the smartest thing you can do with your life, because you will never know - until it happens - When the breaking point is reached.

Second, if you're going to start shooting up the opposition, you must - eventually - expect return fire. It's human nature. And if you are a BB gun-carrying libtard punk drunk with stirring slogans and crowd-induced bravado, you need to consider what kind of ordinance will be pointed back in your direction.

Third, behind all those high-powered rifles are guys who know how to use them. They are the one shot-one kill kind of dude. You may think of them as spittle-dribbling bubbas clinging to their guns, but I can assure you they will put a cap in your head long before you see them coming. They are not the type that hole up inside a wood-framed house waiting for the SWAT team to show up.

Try to imagine an army of 20 million trained snipers already armed, already positioned. You get the idea.

Lastly, Americans are a strange lot. They will take an incredible amount of shit before they have had enough. They will seek legal redress for injustices done them for quite a time. But when the breaking point comes, all bets are off.

Personally, I am hoping that the breaking point is still down the road a piece. I hope to be pushing up daisies when the SHTF.

But I am beginning to wonder. Keep shooting out Bubbas windows and -sooner or later - like that kid who body-slammed the little punk bully - he'll have enough. Then run for cover punk, but not into the woods. Bubba will be waiting for you there.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How To Feel Inferior

Desert Cat pointed to an IQ test called Ronald Hoeflin's Titan Test, a test designed to separate the very smart from the extremely smart.

Says Cat:

Realize this test is designed to filter for entrance into everything from the Top One Percent Society to the Omega Society (99.9999th percentile).

Go ahead, look it up. But don't get mad at me for what you find out about yourself.

Any Suggestions?

Found this at a garage sale sometime ago and am having a hard time finding out just what this kind of art is called:

It's carved of several different kinds of wood and then pieced together sort of like a jig-saw puzzle, mounted on somethng similar to black felt and put in a shadow-box kind of frame.

The frame is actually rectangular, the camera angle caused the curvy distortion.

We are in the process of going through the house room-by-room and deciding what things to keep and what to E-bay, garage sale or trash.

At our age it's time to clean out the junk and not leave a house full of crap behind for someone to have to handle when we're gone. What people consider collectible today is not what we considered collectible back when.

So, everything that does not have personal memories attached, or is not useful to us today is going to either E-bay, a garage sale, Goodwill, or the trash can.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

6th Reactor Loses Cooling

Sunday morning, and the news is that yet another Japanese reactor has lost it's cooling system.

It's pretty obvious that there is a pattern here, all the earthquake induced failures are affecting only one sub-system, the cooling systems.

Poor design? Perhaps. If so, lessons will be learned and new designs will prevent this kind of disaster in the future.

Sub-standard workmanship? Probably. Contractors responsible for the cooling systems most likely shorted on the vital construction materials(high quality and very expensive) needed to prevent these failures, and history is full of examples of bought-off inspectors paid to look the other way.

The design of the reactors are such that anyone could reasonably assume that emergency cooling would never be needed. Who would expect a 9.1 quake just off shore?

You take your chances, then you cross your fingers.

My money is on sub-standard construction and materials. Look for a few inspectors to try to leave the planet suddenly.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

High School? College? What The Hell for?

Tell me we're not finished:

DAYTON -- The Dayton Police Department is lowering its testing standards for recruits.

It's a move required by the U.S. Department of Justice after it says not enough African-Americans passed the exam.

Dumb? Can't read? Think IQ is just a code for 4Q?

That's OK, they will change the requirements of the test. In the bag Bro... In the bag.

Nothing to see here Citizen.. move along.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Sotomayor On Dating


Sotomayor,who is single, then cited her "many single male colleagues who are judges who date often, bring dates to court affairs and nobody ever talks about them. I knew if I did the same thing, my morals would be questioned. So I'm very careful about whom I date and how public it is."

Fascinating. Up to this point in time, I had incorrectly assumed that nobody dated her.

Silly me. I keep forgetting that the allure of power - or being close to it - can overcome many hurdles.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Ate His Son

A Dad makes his statement:

The father of a five-year-old boy slain in 1975 has vowed to murder the man who did it "as aggressively and painfully as he killed my son" if he is released from prison early.
John Foreman told WPRO-AM radio that he blamed himself for accepting a plea deal that saw Michael Woodmansee convicted of the second-degree murder of his son Jason in South Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Woodmansee was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 1982, but the plea bargain deal allowed him to be released early for good behavior. This could happen as soon as August, the Providence Journal reported.
In the interview, Foreman claimed a journal kept by Woodmansee, which has not been released by police, details how the killer had eaten the young boy's flesh.

I would not be surprised to learn that - if this cannibal is let out - that this Dad will indeed kill him and then kill himself. A man who has lost his connection to the future has nothing else to lose.

There's really nothing left to say... This Dad has drawn the line in the sand.

Which side of it are you on?

What's In A Name?

More sexual assault:

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a lawsuit on March 7, 2011, against Florida Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings on behalf of a female employee who was repeatedly subjected to “unwelcome sexual advances,” “unwelcome touching” and retaliation. The alleged harassment and retaliation began in 2008, when Hastings was Chairman of the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. The Commission is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit. Also named is the Commission’s former staff director, Fred Turner. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on behalf of Commission employee Winsome Packer (Packer v. US Comm. On Security & Cooperation in Europe, and Hastings and Turner (CV No. 11-00485 D.D.C.))

You gotta be kidding.

Remember, this is the congressman who once said "There are no rules here, we make them up as we go".

If I had a frame of mind like this guy and a potential employee that called themselves "Winsone Packer" came a-knocking, I would naturally assume that the most likely made-up name was intended to convey intent.

They they are... Mr. Cop-a-feel and his winsome Winsome.

From Webster's Seventh:

win-some \'win(t)-sem)1: causing joy or pleasure 2: CHEERFUL, GAY -

Winsome Packer?

That's her duly registered birth name? Strippers that gyrate on brass poles in sex clubs have monikers like that, not dedicated, hard working office workers.

If it really is her true given name, her parents need their heads examined, unless - of course - their intent was to help their daughter climb up the social/professional ladder by insinuating sexual proclivity.

BUT... If she intentionally changed her name to what it is today, her motis operandi becomes obvious, and anyone who hires her is just begging for a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Whose Side Are They On?

Gasoline at $4.00+ a gallon and going up. Diesel is even higher. Everything delivered by truck in the nation - which is everything - is going up(trucks run on gas or diesel) and this administration is doing everything in its power(which is considerable) to prevent us from accessing our own massive supplies and reserves of petroleum, natural gas, and coal.

The Obama administration late Friday appealed a judge's orders directing the Interior Department to act on several Gulf of Mexico deepwater drilling permits.

The appeal is the latest salvo in the ongoing fight over the speed with which Interior is – or isn't – letting oil drillers get back to work after last year's BP oil spill.

Obama, during his presidential campaign, told us all that - under his plan, whatever it was/is - that energy costs would "necessarily skyrocket".

How about that? Seems he was telling the truth to us - They are skyrocketing.

Now... no matter how the greens trumpet wind and solar power, they don't presently generate sufficient power to keep one State going, much less fifty. It will take years - decades - to put in place the equipment and transmission grid that solar and wind sources will require. Who is going to manufacture all that equipment? Who is going to pay for it?

Judging from the present condition of our manufacturing capabilities, it won't be us doing the manufacture. We over-design everything, Union labor (Obama's wet dream) is far too expensive and non-competitive, and we're broke, fourteen trillion dollars in the hole and going deeper.

Obama and his fanatically green buddies seem to think that allowing the price of fuel to "skyrocket" will somehow usher in a dreamworld of all-electric cars supplied with abundant and limitless green energy, no doubt provided by Chinese supplied solar panels and epically over engineered twenty-story windmills produced by totally government-supported outfits.

Not next year, not five years from how, not two decades from now.


Did you know that - right now - the greens and the government are blocking the permits needed to construct the electrical transmission lines that will be necessary to deliver the power from the wind and solar farms to where it will be needed? Wilderness reserves, national monuments, endangered mice... All that stuff is being used as totally effective roadblocks to any construction.

The very same people who claim wind and solar will save us all are the very same people that are preventing its realization. They're lying to us about all of it... from all sides of their mouths.

That's why.

Meanwhile, this nation needs the energy supplied by oil - right now - just to keep afloat, and that means we should be going after our own resources with everything we got.

Remember back when gasoline hit $3.00/gallon during the Bush years?

The liberal media went nuts, screaming about how horrible it was, how the Bush administration was destroying the entire nation, probably the world also. Abortions were no longer necessary because babies were dying in their mother's wombs over the cost of gas. The economy was going to collapse into utter ruin. Sewers would plug up. Birds would fall dead right out of the sky. Our way of life would be destroyed. To hear them scream, all wild-eyed about it, we were all doomed. We would be living in cardboard boxes somewhere under overpasses, eating rats and all those dead birds.

Well, gas is now over $4.00/gallon. where are all those babbling fools now? Are they no longer concerned about the nation being destroyed along with the rest of the planet? They don't mind the loss of all those babies, but that's another story.

Maybe they have developed a taste for rats.

Well now. The liberal media was correct in all their predictions of disaster and doom. they just did not realize that it wouldn't be Bush that triggered it, but their Mufti Messiah Obama.

Bush and Obama... Two players on the same team. Bush advanced the ball maybe twenty yards, but Obama has connected on a 50-yard pass. They've brought us to within inches of the Progressive goal line.

That's why they're silent today. They are the cheerleaders for the Bush/Obama team. They think all the coming misery of the approaching worldwide depression will just pass them by, because well... They're the cheerleaders!

But sooner or later - maybe they'll realize who did it to them, but probably not... They'll find a way to blame the Tea Party or all those uneducated and spittle-dribbling bubbas in fly-over country.

So whose side is this administration on? It sure isn't ours.

Just wait and see.

Another thing: Remind yourself that all those hundreds of billions we spend for oil and gas go straight out of our pockets and into the pockets of all those OPEC friends of ours that love us so much.

All that money - our money - gone.

Friday, March 04, 2011


Another reason why NASA is committing suicide:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It looks like the rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite was in the Pacific Ocean after a failed launch attempt early Friday, NASA said.

The Taurus XL rocket carrying NASA's Glory satellite lifted off around 2:10 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

A half-billion dollars for one satellite and they dump it in the ocean.

How is it - that after over fifty years of putting things into orbit - They STILL have these failures because something as simple and basic as a cover didn't work right?

The NASA report:

Investigators spent several months testing hardware, interviewing engineers and reviewing data and documents. The probe did not find evidence of widespread testing negligence or management shortcomings, but NASA declined to release the full accident report, citing sensitive and proprietary information.

Note the bit about "widespread testing negligence or management shortcomings". That says volumes all by itself.

But I know how these guys think. Translation:

If we told you what really happened we would end up with egg on our face, lose some funding and have to fire some of our very close friends and buddies. Some of us might even have our careers negatively impacted!

And maybe you taxpayers might start demanding some real value in return for all those hundreds of millions we squander on grotesquely overpriced pieces of hi-tech flim-flammery that are really hardly more than exotic pieces of orbiting test equipment.

You know what? They could have put those detectors that were to "analyze how airborne particles affect Earth's climate" on the space station and let the station crew operate the equipment... Thereby getting a bit more work out of those incredibly expensive boys and girls we put into orbit.

What was it we built the space station for anyway? Other than to be a platform for exactly something like this?

There are those who believe the space station has returned close to zero for all our investment, that it's hardly more than an incredibly expensive playhouse for our orbiting Ken's and Barbies.

There are positions in NASA's management that - perhaps even knowingly - seem dedicated to the destruction of our space effort.

We lost a space shuttle because a piece of insulation separated from the fuel tank and hit the leading edge of the wing. Why did the insulation fall off? Because some idiot in NASA management forced a change in the glue that held it on. The new glue was inferior, but it was a an all-new more earth-friendly GREEN glue. NASA knew it was inferior, so the survival of the spacecraft and crew became less important than NASA showing us how it could be green.

NASA is doing a sterling job of screwing itself.

Stay tuned. It won't be too much longer to when the Houston space center will look like just another part of Detroit's industrial districts... Rat infested and deserted.

A lesson NASA refuses to learn:

That an engineer who graduated Magna Cum Laude from a prestigious University and can design a trans-warp galaxy-crossing spaceship usually can't physically build anything worth a damn, no matter what they believe or claim. It takes experienced Craftsmen to build stuff that works the first time - every time. But NASA no longer employees real craftsmen. They now employ only highly educated engineers that build over-engineered contraptions like the shroud that failed... resulting in Half a billion taxpayer dollars down the drain.

But what the hell - it's only money. Just print some more.