Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Predictable As Rain

North Miami Beach police said surveillance video shows dozens of high school students demonstrating in the Trayvon Martin case Friday ransacking a Walgreens store.

What do you do with a bunch of little primitives disguised as civilized human beings that loiter around just waiting for the next opportunity to go ransack and loot a local business?

These out-of-control barbarian cave dwellers will never become a part of any responsible civilization.

Maybe England had it right a few centuries ago when they took all their human refuse and dumped them on a remote island.

Click on the link if you want to see the video, but it's a waste of time... you've seen it all before... Same perps, same crimes.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


13-Year-Old On Spring Break In Mexico

Only 13, and already partying on the taxpayers dime. No wonder she's smiling.

OAXACA, Mexico - The elder daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama is spending her spring break in the historic Mexican city of Oaxaca in the company of 12 friends, a state police official said.

The young tourists, including 13-year-old Malia Ann Obama, are staying at a downtown hotel in this city famous for its colonial architecture and well-preserved native American traditions, the official said.

"We are here to block access to the hotel by other people and escort the vehicles that are carrying the visitors to tourism sites," the police official told AFP under the condition of anonymity.

Malia Obama and her friend are guarded by 25 U.S. Secret Service agents as well as Mexican police, the official noted.

How much does 25 secret service agents, their travel costs, their meals, their motel rooms, cost?

To me, this is simple theft of government funds, plain robbing of the taxpayer.

I don't give a damn if it's Malia Obama or Linsay Lohan... If they want to go on a spring break, don't send me the damned bill.

Since when do 13-year-olds go on spring breaks anyway? I suppose Momma Obama thinks it's just fine, so long as 25 government chaperones keep a 24-7 watch on the child.

I'll just bet us taxpayers are also picking up the tab for those twelve "friends" of hers also.

We really need to kick these Obamas right back to Chicago. Their excesses are beyond the pale.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sebelius And The Memory Hole

Immediately after showing middle-school students a new video from the Cartoon Network that admonishes children not to call people names like "stupid," "fat," and "jerk," Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told the students they could do a lot of good by telling some students they were "jerks."

Either she paid no attention whatever to what the Cartoon Netwrok video was saying, or her memory is riding off into the sunset.

If it's the second option, she should saddle up and join her memory.

Robots In Spaaaaacccceeee.....

LONGUEUIL, Que. - The Canadian Space Agency is singing the praises of Dextre, a two-armed $200-million robot, for its latest feat.

Five of these legless wonders would cost 1,000 million dollars.

The space agency says that, between March 7 and 9, the 3.7-metre-high robot accomplished what it calls the most intricate work ever performed by a robot in space.

Dextre was used for a mission designed to demonstrate the ability to use robots to refuel and service existing satellites in space.

CSA president Steve MacLean says in a statement the mission required surgical precision.

He compared it to the robotic equivalent of threading a needle while standing on the end of a diving board.

One of Dextre's tasks was to slide a tiny hook under a wire with only about a millimetre of clearance. It was described as the most precise task ever attempted by Canada's state-of-the-art robot.

Let me get this straight: We're 15 trillion dollars in debt, NASA no longer has a vehicle to put our own multi-million dollar astronauts into orbit, and they're spending 200 million dollars on a robot that can thread a freaking needle on a diving board... and it only took a bit over two days to do it.

He's going to "refuel" satellites. A 200 million-dollar gas station attendant.

Wowzers, let's order five of them! That's only 1,000 million dollars!

Mull over that for a minute... 1,000 million dollars - your tax dollars - for some legless robots that will - maybe someday - be able to take over some of the more "mundane" tasks the astronauts now do.

Like our female astronaut corps, which cost hundreds of millions and gained us nothing other than gold stars from the equal opportunity crowd, it demonstrates what happens to a once dynamic, get-er-done organization when the bureaucrats and the feminists take over.

None of this spent treasure has a thing to do with the exploration of space.

But.. but... but... Robots can do dangerous things humans in space can't! And robots don't need special fixtures for the space toilet! And women on the space station can take measurements and read meters every bit as good as men!

OK, true.

But until we get a viable replacement for the shuttle flying, until we no longer owe our children's future to our debtors, until we can manage to refuel a spacecraft without a 200 million-dollar Robbie-the-robot, until we understand that space is not a good place for social experimentation, let's quit throwing away what money NASA does manage to get on boondoggle projects and wasted efforts and start using it wisely.

Sadly, looks like that will not happen.

It's no surprise that NASA is a dying entity.

Here We go Again...

Empty box, empty head... perfect match.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Trust... It's Long Gone

Defense Secretary Panetta goes to Afghanistan, and guess what?

In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.

Absolutely incredible. The Secretary of Defense no longer trusts the troops he leads.

To me, this indicates that the powers-that-be in Washington fully understand how close even the army is to revolt against these unjust wars, and they are scared.

Scared of the troops they command.

That's a very chilling fact we need to absorb.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Technically, He's Right

Except his tricks are paid for by willing customers.

One must wonder just what kind of contraceptive she's using if it costs $3,000 for three years worth, since most women's pills cost about $10/month.

30 years old and still in college. That ought to help explain all this. To give her some slack, she did graduate from Cornell University in 2003 with two degrees, including one in feminist, gender and sexuality studies.

You can get a degree in feminist, gender and sexuality studies? How many businesses do you know that need that sort of educational background?

How times have changed.

Below is the kind of Fluke I'm familiar with:

One of the major differences between these two flukes is the one I'm used to you have to plug some wire leads into, the other one you have to plug yourself into. (After making certain the taxpayer has done his duty)

Bin Laden's Body

The body of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not buried at sea, according to leaked emails of intelligence firm Stratfor, as revealed by WikiLeaks.

Stratfor’s vice-president for intelligence, Fred Burton, believes the body was “bound for Dover, [Delaware] on [a] CIA plane” and then “onward to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Bethesda [Maryland],” an email says.

Just what we need...

Stand by for the wave of anti-American violence in the Arab world is this is even partially true and gets wings.

I'm half convinced it is true. I can easily see our government pulling a stunt like this after convincing themselves they need the body for DNA matching, to prove he's really dead, etc., etc., etc.

And then again, it may all be a giant fabrication to get the Arabs to hate us even more, since it's quite possible that Osama was indeed killed at Tora Bora over a decade ago, or maybe even living in Argentina like the rest of Israel's enemies.

Will this government ever tell us the truth?

Of course not.

Truth is as alien to the federal government as little green men are to Roswell.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Time After Time

(CNN) -- A devastating storm system moved across the United States on Friday, spawning a slew of tornadoes that contributed to at least 28 fatalities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon reported Friday afternoon the agency had about "half a dozen reports of tornadoes on the ground," as well as reports of "significant damage" -- making his comments before some of the worst twisters were reported.

"This is an enormous outbreak that's going on right now across Kentucky and the South," Gordon said. "It's crazy. It's just nuts right here."

Every other year or so it seems, we are hammered by these tornado swarms that cause untold misery and damage. Structures of all kinds are ripped to shreds and the folks trapped inside stand little chance of survival.

This level of devastation is preventable

How many more times do we have to live through these disasters before we finally understand that the homes and buildings in these areas are built to a fatally defective standard?

Stick-built structures tacked onto a concrete slab repeatedly fail even though they are built to present FHA minimums. What we really need are new construction minimums that can provide a much higher degree of structural integrity during one of these ever-repeating tornado swarms.

Higher initial cost? Of course. But compared to the costs of repeatedly rebuilding from nothing? Just the repeated loss of materials is staggering.

I keep seeing these houses in Iraq that have an outer shell of concrete walls. They take direct hits from tank and artillery shells and keep on standing.

Seems to me if we started building our structures in these tornado-prone areas with outer walls of concrete block re-enforced with vertical and horizontal rebar, the roof rafters tied solidly to the walls and the windows made of something much more durable than single strength panes of glass, the aftermath of these storms would be greatly reduced.

Sadly, the government is obsessed only with the idea of every American owning a home, regardless of how poorly it is built.

These homes may be all pretty and comfortable, but - depending on where you live - they may be nothing more than a death trap.

We really need to revisit our buiding codes for these areas that are forever in the paths of deadly storms. At while we're at it, build them well enough to - at the very least - outlast their mortgage.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Andrew Breitbart Dead At 43

Andrew Breitbart passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.

Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:

I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.

Young, healthy, warrior for freedom.

Died unexpectedly at 43.

Maybe he should have had a food taster.