Saturday, October 29, 2011


The neocon puppets on FOX news just announced that Bank of America has decided to "forego their debit card fees"...

... for customers with an average balance of $20,000 or more on a monthly basis..

Twenty thousand dollars or more. Well, that leaves me out, and just about everybody else in America. You know, the 99% those Wall Street protesters claim to be.

So, if you are a part of the 1% (with more than $20,000 in the bank all the time) BOA will not charge you a debit card fee.

In other words, the bankers are giving themselves and their Wall Street buddies a free ride.

And you? Screw you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

1 Israeli = 1,027 Palestinians

Israeli Soldier, 477 Palestinians Freed in Prisoner Swap

There will be another 550 jailed Palestinian to be freed next month under the deal between Israel and Hamas.

We are told that Sgt Shalit, 25, was seized in 2006 by Hamas militants who tunnelled into Israel.

How are we supposed to interpret all this?

Right off, the claim that Hamas "Tunnelled" into Israel sounds more like another Israeli attempt to gloss over anything that might reflect on them poorly. The youngish Sgt. Shalit was most likely snatched when a few Hamas snuck across a poorly guarded section of the border and grabbed the first unaware Jew in sight, that being the unfortunate Sargent, apparently doing something other than guarding his section of the border. There were reports originally(but quickly squelched) that supported this view.

Here are a few possibilities:

-1)That this soldier is so valuable to the Israeli war effort that they would release over a thousand of the enemy to get him back?

-2)That the Jews just got tired of supporting 1,027 Palestinians in their jails?

-3) That the Jews think so little of a Palestinian Arab that a thousand of them are worth less than one Israeli soldier?

-4)That this prisoner swap is a sign that peace is about to bloom in the holy land?

-5)That the Jews have now become such world-class humanitarians that they will use any excuse to free over a thousand erroneously jailed Arabs?

Take your pick.

But, regardless of your choice, a thousand-to-one ratio makes no sense. The Jews may be happy to get their soldier back, but giving up over a thousand prisoners - most of which by now will gladly slit any Jewish throat they can get their hands on - seems a bit foolish and short-sighted.

Political pressure can cause governments to do some really, truly stupid things. This prisoner swap shows that the Israeli government is not immune to this flaw.

They keep this sort of thing up and next thing you know, they'll be competing with the United States Federal government for the title of "Stupidest government on the planet".

Time will tell.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

You gotta Be Kidding!

Beyond mind-boggling:

A leading US lawmaker who fears budget cuts could delay modernizing the US nuclear arsenal voiced concern Friday about an extensive tunnel complex designed to house Chinese nuclear missiles.
"This network of tunnels could be in excess of 5,000 kilometers (3,110 miles), and is used to transport nuclear weapons and forces," said Michael Turner, who chairs a House Armed Services Committee panel focusing on strategic weapons and other security programs.

"As we strive to make our nuclear forces more transparent, China is building this underground tunnel system to make its nuclear forces even more opaque," he added, citing an unclassified Department of Defense report.

To hell with their 5,000 kilometers of tunnel. They will end up growing mushrooms in them because all their cities, their ports and industrial centers are wide-open sitting ducks, just like ours are.

What blew me away is what this "leading US lawmaker" said:

As we strive to make our nuclear forces more transparent, China is building this underground tunnel system to make its nuclear forces even more opaque.


We are striving to make our nuclear forces MORE TRANSPARENT?

No wonder we are in such a mess! Total idiots like this moron are in charge. He's even chairs a House Armed Services Committee panel focusing on strategic weapons and other security programs.

Good Godamighty! Get rid of this jackass before he gives the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, and everybody else GPS co-ordinates for every nuclear weapon he have!

You just can't make up this stuff up. Any action writer who tried to sell a story with a plot line like this would be laughed out of town.

Insane. Totally, completely, round-the-bend insane.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Space Shuttle - Afterthoughts

I consider the United States space shuttle as a high water mark for American genius, technology and innovation.

From Wikapedia:
The Space Shuttle was a manned orbital rocket and spacecraft system operated by NASA on 135 missions from 1981 to 2011. The system combined rocket launch, orbital spacecraft, and re-entry spaceplane with modular add-ons. Major missions included launching numerous satellites and interplanetary probes, conducting space science experiments, and the servicing and construction of space stations.

Major components included the orbiters, recoverable boosters, external tanks, payloads, and supporting infrastructure — orchestrated by thousands of people on the ground and crewed by an elite cadre of astronauts.
Perhaps a bit too elite, but that's for another story.

Some say that Apple Computer products such as the I-phone and the I-pad should be in that spot, but these devices were built in China, not America, giving China's manufacturing empire the edge in technology and innovation.

Wernher Von Braun (shown below standing near the 1st stage rocket engines of the Apollo) was a major force behind our successful moon landings. He was the primary designer of the Apollo series rockets, machines that today most people have no concept of their size and complexity, and how advanced they were for the day.

Wernher Von Braun's Apollo rockets, fantastic pieces of machinery for their time, could be compared - as exploratory vehicles - to the wagon trains of the old west, while the shuttle could be compared to the steam locomotives being used when the continental railroad was completed. Unfortunately, our space program never got its version of the railroads' modern diesel locomotives. NASA has been stuck with the equivalent of the old steam locomotive(good as it was) of yesteryear.

There are many advances in technology that far exceed the technology used in the shuttle. As an example, the shuttle never had an on-board computer that could begin to compare to one of today's desktop models. That- by itself - points out the major flaw in the space shuttle's design: It's extreme inability to be upgraded quickly and inexpensively as technology marched ahead.

But that was anticipated and not considered a stumbling block to our space effort. Newer and more technologically advanced equipment would be designed, manufactured and brought on line as a matter of course.

Problem is... That never happened. There are two basic causes behind our failure to advance. True, all manner of advanced designs Came down the pike. Unfortunately, they all showed the same tendency of American engineers to over-design absolutely everything, to make everything the incredibly expensive Lamborghini version instead of the affordable Chevy pick-up truck version. As a nation, we just couldn't afford to keep buying more Lamborghini's.

That's reason one.

Reason two is generally unmentionable and stirs up hurricanes of of anger and pushback when mentioned, but still remains a fact.

Women. Women wanted to get involved in the space program. And with the feminist movement happening all across in America at the time, they got a real stranglehold on NASA. Women - by their very nature - are far more safety conscious than men. Men are the risk takers, women are not, and when they gained position and influence in NASA, safety - above all else - became the number one concern.

The space shuttle was originally designed for a two-week turnaround between flights, but that's before the safety experts got involved. Any failure, or potential failure, had to be engineered out of the system. As excessively heightened safety concerns became more and more onerous, delays and cancellations became the order of the day. Turn around times stretched from weeks to months... And the original advantages of the shuttle vanished in the mountains of paperwork, rework, and makework. Costs soared. That's when the shuttle program ground to an almost dead stop.

Consider the two-year delay created when the Challenger exploded. It exploded because an O-ring on one of the booster rocket sections failed and allowed a jet of flame to penetrate the main fuel tank. Why did it fail? Because NASA was pressured to launch in unacceptable weather conditions, while ice sickles were still hanging off the shuttle and the launch structure. The O-rings were frozen solid. Frozen O-rings cannot do their job, so we lost the shuttle.

Space Shuttle Challenger Exploding

Rather than admit that frozen O-rings were the cause, NASA re-designed the booster O-ring joints to a three-O-ring configuration that was far harder to install without damage(nicking the O-ring became a common cause for additional delay), and took lots more time to assemble. The original 2 O-ring design was fine and always worked as expected. But a two-year delay in the shuttle program and a more failure prone O-ring joint was the result of NASA's inability to stand up to the national pressure to get the "Teacher-in space" boondoggle off the ground. After all, there were thousands of little kiddies in school rooms all across America glued to their TV's, waiting to see the "Teacher In Space" give her first lessons from orbit.

The result? Thousands of little kiddies that grew up believing that the manned space program should be cancelled... Way too dangerous.

How did the second shuttle get destroyed? A large piece of insulating foam detached from the main fuel tank and hit the shuttle wing's leading edge, punching a hole in it, sealing the shuttle's fate. Why did a big chunk of insulating foam fall off? Because some braindead nitwit demanded that the glue used to attach the foam be replaced with a more "environmentally friendly" glue. The glue originally used was deemed to be environmentally hazardous. Problem was, the new glue had less "holding power" than the old glue. Result? A big chunk of insulation fell off.

One must assume that an exploding shuttle smashing into the ground over a three state area had been considered as the lesser of two environmental hazards. Nope... No one ever thought far enough ahead to see the real danger of using an inferior glue.

Columbia returns to earth in pieces because of inferior glue

Safety. Must have more safety. there must be no risk involved, no one can ever ever die. This mantra permeated the entire manned space effort and - of course - greatly helped to doom it.

The Apollo and the original shuttle program represented a NASA that was squarely focused on it's mission, willing to accept reasonable levels of risk to get the job done, and as a result, got the job done. We lost three astronauts in the Apollo 1 Capsule fire because a pure oxygen environment - although risky - became a disaster.

Did you ever hear that a metal hand tool - left by a careless assembly worker - in the wiring harness of the capsule may have caused an electrical short, creating a spark, and was the probable cause of the fire?

We lost two shuttles and their crews to stupidity and Political Correctness. That in turn - cost us the entire program.

The surviving shuttles are in museums across America, mute monuments to a fantastic program that was destroyed by second-string incompetents and sheer stupidity.

3 crew members lost due to a careless worker.
7 crew members lost to a bad decision.
7 crew members lost because of lousy glue.

Goes to show you just can't engineer out all the risks, no matter how much time and money you spend.

We Americans have spent a lot - billions - of national treasure on our space effort... Only to see it end up sending those "elite" astronauts to space in the $60 million seats of a Russian rocket.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Drums Of War... They Sound Again... At FOX

This from FOX News:

U.S. lawmakers call alleged Iranian-backed plot to kill Saudi diplomat an 'act of war' and State Department issues travel warning for Americans to watch for attacks connected with plot as tensions flare between Washington and Tehran.

The FOX news team, all of them, are vigorously stirring the pot for another middle East war, this time with Iran.

In a campaign quite similar to their Weapons of Mass Destruction mantra that helped Bush to attack Iraq, they are beating the drums over what they call "Alleged" ties of a terror plot and the Iranian government in what they are calling "an act or WAR".

That's pretty damned irresponsible, even for FOX news.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bleach Brawl At Wal-Mart

Two females got into a brawl Saturday at a Wal-Mart in Baltimore, sending 18 people to the hospital because of the toxic fumes created when the bleach and other chemicals they were tossing at each other got mixed in the fray.

The original news releases made no mention of the two females backgrounds, etc., but I made a bet with myself that they were members of a minority.

Sure enough, they are.

A Saturday morning of shopping turned into an emergency hazmat situation at a Baltimore Walmart where two patrons threw bleach and disinfectant at one another, officials said.

Baltimore County Police responded to a call at about 10:48 a.m. Saturday and found two women fighting inside the store.

The bleach and disinfectant created toxic fumes, forcing the immediate evacuation of the entire Arbutus store, officials told ABC News affiliate ABC 2. It closed for several hours.

Fire, EMS and hazardous materials units were dispatched to the scene, as well as 10 medics.

The instigator is shown below:

This sterling example of civilized behavior at its best is Theresa Monique Jefferson, 33.

Cause of the fight? Jefferson is the unwed mother of her ex-boyfriends bastard baby, and the boyfriend is presently dating the other girl involved, no doubt working on expanding his fatherless family.

You just can't make this stuff up.

Wasn't it Reagan that talked of a "shining city on the hill"? And didn't Bush Sr. talk about his "thousand points of light"? All I am seeing is a growing pit with civilization sinking into it and the expanding darkness, and those thousand points of light? Gun flashes and bonfires of burning cities.

I see no escape from the barbarianism engulfing our nation. It seems it will have to run its course, whatever the cost.

Being prepared - being ready for the expected worst - may not be enough at the end.

It's like Japans nuclear reactors. They had thirty-foot-high walls around them to protect them for the ocean. But the tsunami was higher.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Heroes, Past And Present

Superman Yesterday... Turdman Today

There are disgusting scenes that show the Occupy Wall Street protesters creating and living in unsanitary and filthy conditions.

Exclusive pictures obtained by Mail Online show one demonstrator relieving himself on a police car.

No doubt he has acquaintances that think his conduct is top drawer, cool, hip, really rad. Hey, That's OK, it's a free country, but the rest of us - those of us with a bit of civilized conduct still guiding our public activities - Are free to escort him and his pals into the nearest sewer where they can crap away to their hearts content.

They claim to be protesting the thieves and crooks on Wall Street. They say they are sick and tired of being plundered by corrupt government and the money handlers in the big banks and the Fed. I can certainly agree with all of them on that.


They are also demanding debt forgiveness, free college, free food, free housing. Did I miss anything? Oh yes, free sex. 24/7 free sex.

OK, they can file bankruptcy(that's debt forgiveness), and then go find free housing and free food at the city dump. They can burrow into the mountains of trash and create really nifty little burrows to play house in. They can: -1) compete with the seagulls for food, or: -2) eat the seagulls. Or - as mentioned above - they can go live in the sewers, where another pile of crap wouldn't even be noticed.

But it's doubtful... guys like the one in the photo too far gone to be salvageable - just to damned ignorant to ever be anything but what he is... A stupid fool, getting his 15 minutes of fame by publicly crapping on a police car.

Pity any non-thinking simpleton that admires this guy.

Oh yes...

The free sex? Hardly worth mentioning. America has millions of witless youngish females with incredibly high opinions of themselves(and incredibly empty heads), who will spread wide at the drop of a pin. Get pregnant? No prob, there's pills for that. And coat hangers. Get VD? No prob, there's pills for that. Get used up and thrown away? Maybe Big Sis is working on a pill for that also.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Let Me Count The Ways...

Read the below closely, it's a sympathy-grabbing lament from a 33 year-old female that followed the Yellow Brick Road and now is disappointed that the mighty Oz isn't jumping in to save her:

She has two degrees. She fails to mention in what. But I'll bet serious money neither one is a degree that is useful in today's business climate.

She says she has had no income for two years. What she fails to mention is that a job at Wal-Mart or McDonald's - however temporary - is beneath her. She also fails to mention that she has - no doubt - been collecting unemployment, and can use the Medicaid program and the local emergency rooms for her health concerns, which at 33, are minimal.

She claims she is "no slacker". Congratulations. You go girl. But if you've been hard at work pushing a car with no engine down the road believing you would get to ride later, and now you have discovered all your sweat equity has amounted to zero? Tough. Bad choices. Happens to the best of us.

She says she has to walk now to the library every day to look for work. The library? That should be a clue as to what her two degrees are in. How about the want ads?(no way... those jobs are for the bottom feeders)

33 years old... and a poster child for how to make all the wrong choices following the feminist dream.

Now she wants to blame Wall Street for her bad luck, a direct result of her personal choices.(the Occupy Wall street.Org at the bottom)

Go flip hamburgers. Or stock shelves. There are plenty of jobs out there that will help pay the bills, even if you may have to occasionally co-mingle with the unwashed in flyover country. Get two jobs if you must. Learn to speak Spanish, so you can compete with those 12-20 million Mexican Nationals that have invaded the United States.

And then learn to live with what those jobs pay.

That's what the rest of us are doing.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Worse Than Family Ties - Much Worse

New photographs obtained exclusively by reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007.

Well, well, well. Looks like the cat is out of the bag. It also looks like we actually have an enemy of the State as president.

The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.

"Extremist ties and radical roots". Just like every Progressive/Socialist/Marxist/Communist traitor he has surrounded himself with in the White House.

If the tea party keeps the House and wins the Senate, there will be a slew of rats hung up by their ears that just might face the firing squad.

Never forget what Bernadine Dorhn (Bill Ayers wife) said in an interview:

I asked, "Well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" And the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.

And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."

Dohrn and Ayers are close friends of Barack Obama.
Read the above highlighted interview. It will show you what those "friends" of Obama really are...beasts. Even the Nazi plans to handle their "Jewish problem" did not include the slaughter of 25 million people, whose only crime would be that they disagreed with the political views of these animals.

Dorhn, Ayers, Pliven and others of their ilk are all examples of the modern Socialist. And remember, NAZI stood for National Socialist Party. The term Nazi is German and stems from "Nationalsozialist", in case you are wondering how the "Z" got in there.

It's getting down to the choice of them or us. Because they will sure as hell kill us if we let them.