Saturday, December 31, 2011

Vital Equipment


I think that's our Wal-Mart behind them....

Thanks to Yellowdog Granny.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Infrastructrure Theft On The Rise Nationwide

What's next?

Pennsylvania State Police said today they are looking for two men who used a bucket truck to steal a half-mile of copper wire strung on utility poles in Beaver County.

The suspects, identified as David C. MacClymont Jr., 43, of Seville, Fla., and Matthew L. Christine, 30, of Punxsutawney, used the truck to remove wire providing electric service along Crooks School Road near Route 151 in Hanover. The theft occurred between 3 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 18.

Let's see here, these two guys stole some copper wire maybe worth 500-600 dollars at the scrap yard. For that paltry sum, they have given up their jobs with the cable company and are now hunted fugitives that will have criminal records for the rest of their lives.

That's stupid.

I used to think this kind of theft was impossible, stealing wire from telephone and power lines, but not anymore. I used to think that scrap yards would not take the chance of buying these large quantities of obviously stolen materials, but it seems they have no problem doing exactly that.

However, idiots like these two stealing copper wire using a cable company truck and bucket brings up the possibility of an all-new problem... Using some company's heavy equipment to steal sections of railroad track on lightly used rail lines.

And then along comes the daily train.

And what happens to trains when some of their track is suddenly missing? (hint: See above photograph)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Remedial Math


The continuing sunset of civilization:

PINEVILLE, NC - Dozens of police officers had to break up fights and restore order at a local mall while shoppers were waiting for an overnight sale of a popular basketball shoe.

All over a pair of shoes - made in China - worth maybe fifteen bucks.

Grown women slugging it out over a pair of shoes. One must wonder what is going through their heads when they start acting like starving animals fighting over a dead carcass.

Barbarian may be too kind a word - At least the barbarians of old had some pretty hard and fast rules of conduct necessary for survival.

Of course, they didn't have an advanced and superior civilization trying to keep the pieces together for them.

When the civilized of this world finally throw in the towel and just walk away, these fine, upstanding examples of humanity are going to be in for a really rough time.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mind Boggling

They have got to be pulling our leg:

Pentagon officials have told the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee a gallon of fuel costs the military about $400 by the time it arrives in the remote locations in Afghanistan where U.S. troops operate.

“It is a number that we were not aware of and it is worrisome,” Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), the chairman of the House Appropriations Defense panel, said in an interview with The Hill. “When I heard that figure from the Defense Department, we started looking into it.”

$400 a gallon for gas. If a Hummer has a twenty gallon fill up, it costs us $8,000.

Eight thousand dollars for a tank of gas for a vehicle that gets some of the worst mileage on earth.

Now I know that Afghanistan has cars and trucks. You can even see them on Google Earth. Try to tell me that the Afghans pay $400/gal for gas. They manage to get gas for their vehicles at a fiftieth(around $8/gal) of that cost.

I smell the disgusting aroma of the likes of Cheney and Haliburtion in all this.

We taxpayers are getting so screwed.

Eight freaking thousand dollars for a tank of gas. Someboby, actually several somebodies, needs to be horse whipped, hung, drawn and quartered, boiled in oil, shot into the sun, and then severly punished for this sort of thievery.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Not In My Navy

What a bummer.

When I was in the Navy, we used so sit around and BS about how great it would be to have females onboard our ship and who most likely would be able to score, and the best place on the ship for a bit of privacy and romancing.

Today's Navy... A whole different reality.

Now there's women onboard navy vessels, but so what?

That hot little WAVE you kept eyeballing turns out to be a lesbian.

Not only that, but they make a BIG production over your out-of-the-closet shipmate's first public lesbian kiss. That's an intentional slap in the face, an in-your-face "up yours" to all us normals.

I'm still pretty old school... I don't give a damn if some boys or girls have their wires crossed, but the sparkfest should remain very private.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Chicken Little Says The Sky Is Falling In Iowa

How they howl:

Conservatives and Republican elites in the state are divided over who to support for the GOP nomination, but they almost uniformly express concern over the prospect that Ron Paul and his army of activist supporters may capture the state’s 2012 nominating contest — an outcome many fear would do irreparable harm to the future role of the first-in-the-nation caucuses.

I find it hilarious how these "Conservative and Republican elites" are panicking at the possibility of losing control over the masses.

It's about time these "elites" got their butts kicked and dragged through the streets to the stocks. Under their leadership(I use the term loosely) the Republican party has become nothing more than a pale version of the Democrats, who in turn have become Progressives, or Socialists, or Marxists.

These elites would continue to have vast influence over the likes of Romney and Gingrich, better known as Tweedledum and Tweedledee, but would have none over Ron Paul.

I have no idea whatever if Ron Paul is nationally electable or not, but if the rest of America is as fed up with the Washington insiders and the Washington elites as the average Iowa citizen, I can understand why chicken little is panicking.

Since the choices offered by either party in the last few elections has been hardly more than a personality selection from the same bucket of totally controlled robots, I have often threatened to write in Mickey Mouse as my choice for president.

Maybe this election I actually will.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paul and Bachmann Cross Swords

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann are trading barbs over Iran, with the Texas congressman saying the U.S. has no legitimate claim to block Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon and Bachmann calling his position wildly dangerous.

Paul brought up several valid points in the firefight, such as the fact that we faced 30,000 Soviet missiles pointed at us during the cold war and we survived that fine, and that one potential Iranian bomb is just not a threat to us - or Israel.


Iran successfully builds one nuclear bomb. Will they - as Bachmann claims - attack Israel and the United States with it? That is just plain unthinking idiocy. Israel has over 300 nuclear devices to retaliate with and we have over 20,000. The idea that Iran will charge off into the sunset with one lousy UNTESTED bomb is foolish and unrealistic.

As Paul said... The area is already surrounded by nations with nuclear weapons: Russia, France, China, Israel, India, Pakistan, North Korea. The idea that Iran will destroy Israel or shift the balance of power with one or two bombs is ludicrous. What they will accomplish with a bomb or two is keep America from attacking them. To many smaller nations, having nuclear capabilities is the only guarantee they can have that will keep the incredibly powerful American war machine at bay.

When North Korea got their weapon, we started leaving them alone, but look what happened to Lybia. We talked them out of a potential weapon... and then destroyed them.

The bottom line is that America is the one invading and/or occupying nation after nation, killing unarmed citizens by the tens of thousands, destroying their towns and infrastructure, sending in predator drones to bomb wedding parties and people we think may be unfriendly. And not just one strike like 911 was, we do this constantly, strike after strike, day after day. We have been doing this 24/7 for years and years.

It's no wonder they hate us so much that they will fly planes into our buildings. It's the only way they have to strike back against an enemy as powerful as the United States.

It is not Ron Paul's world view that is "wildly dangerous". The "wildly dangerous" people on that debate stage were those who hold the view that Iran is the real villain in all this and that another war will solve everything.

Like it or not, the world views America as the playground bully. And one fine day, they will have had enough.

And then - it will be our turn to pay the piper.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Voter Rights

United States Attorney General Eric Holder has come out forcefully on the issue of voter rights.

There is all manner of things off-base with this:

First: Holder has a proven reputation of being basically AWOL when it comes to issues that affect the nation, other than supporting issues near and dear to the man who appointed him to the office, Barack Hussein Obama.

Second: Holder, Being a minority, should do as Supreme Court Justices do and recuse himself on issues that have hot buttons all over them concerning minorities.

Holder himself has stated that he believes a Florida law that will stop early voting on Sundays is racially motivated because blacks like to get together and vote early - en mass - after Sunday church services, many of which looks to me not like gatherings to honor God, but rather hip-swinging and gyrating singalongs at which some permanently angry and upset "Reverend" insults and hammers America.

Please do recall Obama's long-time "Reverend" Jeremiah White, who screamed from his pulpit "Don't God bless America, God damn America" and other such flag-waving niceties for our current president and possible future dictator.

Thirdly: In coming out so forcefully against the Florida law in particular, he positively demonstrates that he is indeed playing the race card over this entire issue.

Holder does not even like the idea of having to show a photo ID when you go vote. However, he is fine with you having to show a photo ID when you want to go fly a plane somewhere. To me, the right to vote is a lot more important to the nation than you flying off to visit Auntie Em.

We have voter fraud right here in Terrel, Texas. How do I know?

Mt wife has been a registered Republican for the forty some years I have known her. Two years ago, we decided to use the absentee voting system presently in place, filled in the voter forms and mailed in our ballots.

Two weeks after the election, she received a notice that her ballot had been rejected because her signature didn't match the one on record.

OK. we were a bit cranked that her right to vote had been violated by some two-bit flunky in the local election office, but that's not the point.

Ever since that time, she has been receiving mail, promotions and requests for money from the DEMOCRATIC party and Obama's people.

Our conclusion: Once her ballot was rejected, somebody at the local election office then used her name and address to vote for the democratic ticket, automatically putting her name of the democratic voter list, triggering all these mail responses she is getting.

Some folks will claim "coincidence" to which I claim "bullshit". Someone, or a group of someones at our local election headquarters was rejecting mail-in ballots and then using the rejected voters names to go vote with.

We will never vote absentee again, guaranteed, and United States Attorney General Eric Holder getting all hot under the collar over voting rights is a joke.

For that matter, so is Holder, as are the Terrell, Texas elections.

There are a whole lot of folks that need to start marking the calendars on their prison cell wall, starting with a few right here where I live.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rick Santorum: America Second

Rick Santorum, a Republican candidate for the United States presidency, stated to a WND reporter:
The first priority of a candidate for president and president of the U.S. is to be sided with the state of Israel, and I would not be making a statement of that nature that would clearly cause a stir in the Middle East without first working with our allies to determine whether this was something that was helpful or not.
In my view, that by itself should prevent Santorum from holding any public office in the federal government.

For any national office candidate to make the statement that a State created under a dark cloud of illegality by the United Nations and a place run by a religious dictatorship has first priority above the survival and welfare of United States of America is simply unacceptable.

As a non-Jewish American, I naturally hold different views on the necessity of Israel's survival. I consider the survival of America to be far more important than the survival of this modern-day Israel, a place not created by god as so many would love to have us believe, but created by a United Nations resolution against the fierce objections of the large majority of natives already living on the land in question.

If you are capable of ignoring the religious dogma surrounding this issue, you will realize that what was done by the U.N. boggles the mind with it's criminality, and it is no wonder that the Arabs have fought this occupation since it's inception.

I require a president and a Congress that places America and it's people above any other State, nation or peoples, and any State or nation that - through it's conduct - causes harm to America be considered as unfriendly and suspect, and more reasonably... as an enemy.

By it's very existence, modern-day Israel has caused the United States great harm and loss. By supporting this highly contested U. N. created State, the United States has caused the entire Muslim civilization to declare it as an enemy, and every action we have been forced to take in the Middle East, in Iraq, in Iran, in Afghanistan is a consequence of this support.

We have invested a vast amount of our national treasure and thousands of American lives supporting this small State, for no other reason than to satisfy the wants and demands of a religious minority within our borders.

American Christians seem to completely ignore the fact that the Jews do not consider Jesus as anything other than just another minor prophet, definitely not the son of God... or anything resembling that. American Christians seem to be completely unaware that the Jews consider their entire religion to be a false belief, and by ignoring those two little facts, Christians have allowed themselves to support - at great cost - a small group of people who ridicule and despise them and their savior.

Christians have somehow accepted the idea that the location of all this, an unproductive stretch of desert and a few old ruins are the truly important issues in this conflict. They are not. The true issue is who is correct about Jesus.

If Rick Santorum Believes it is the duty of the president of the United states to consider Israel first and foremost in any decision... Well, for me, he's toast.

The Jews claim they are "God's Chosen People". OK, let them demonstrate it.

If they are correct, God will be all the support they will ever need. American Christians can withdraw and walk away without any guilt, satisfied with the understanding that final result will be determined not by group of Jews in Congress and Christians incapable of critical thought, but by God.

Monday, December 05, 2011

No Surprise Here

Predictable as sunrise:
Iran appears to be in possession of one of America's most sophisticated weapons, a super-secret spy plane whose stealth technology is the same as the drone used to monitor the compound during the raid that killed Usama bin Laden, U.S. military sources told Fox News on Monday.

Military sources confirmed that the Iranians have the RQ-170 drone, which is so advanced that the U.S. Air Force has not distributed even a photo of it. However, they did not say that the Iranians shot down the spy plane, as was reported by Iran's official IRNA news agency.

OK, boys and girls, anyone who believed that we would never lose one of our super-secret spy drones over enemy territory, raise your hand. Whether the loss was due to mechanical failure, enemy military activity or a result of leaked information on how to capture an airborne drone matters not... the chances of this happening was 100%, and so it has.

The Iranians claim they "shot it down" while at the same time telling us it was successfully landed with minimal damage. If it was successfully landed, that means they landed it. If they landed it, that means they had full control of it. If they had full control of it, that means our drone operations have been totally compromised.

Anyone who believes that this war prize will not be sold to or given access to the Russians or the Chinese - probably both - go to the end of the line.

It would be no surprise to me if the Iranians had taken control of this drone away from it's American handlers. The knowledge needed and the ability required to takeover a drone in flight would not be all that difficult to a nation or group with sufficient money and intent.

And lord knows there's enough people who have access to the drone piloting and control programs that would sell the knowledge to the highest bidder. Some might give the info away just for political purposes.

Remember Julius and Ethyl Rosenburg... They gave the Russians our atomic bomb secrets for next to nothing. And even if it is politically incorrect to mention it - America does have Arabs, Muslims and Semites of all stripes in every nook and cranny of our military and our government.