Friday, December 18, 2009

Dangerous World

I was on my way to pick up my daughter from school this afternoon when I witnessed a carjacking. I was stopped at a red light when I saw a guy get into the passenger side of a Camaro ahead and to the right of me. Then I saw the drivers side door open and the driver's legs hanging out and shaking. it looked like there was a struggle going on. A pickup was in front of me, and I saw the driver leaning over to look into the car at his right. Then the light changed and the pickup started pulling forward. As I pulled up to the Camaro and looked in, I saw two men struggling in the front seats, then I heard a gunshot. I decided quickly that I was not going to remain in the line of fire and pulled forward and through the light. As I pulled forward I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the driver of the car get out and fall down in the roadway, where he lay as I continued away from the scene. I promptly pulled out my phone and called 911.

A couple of things I figured out during and after this: One, I'm glad that I kept my wits and did not freeze up upon hearing the gunshot. Two, my experience with 911 was less than satisfactory, as I had to explain everything twice, first to the operator and then to dispatch. I would not want to count on a prompt response if my life was at stake. Three, I'm glad that I resisted the urge to immediately intervene when I first saw the struggle going on. I had no way to know what was really going on and did not know that the guy in the passenger seat was armed. Four, I realized that I often drive around without taking note of people and vehicles around me. I've got to remember to lock my doors and be more aware.

A while later I drove past the intersection on my way back to work. The street was totally blocked off with police cars. The local news reports that the victim was shot in a carjacking and transported to a local hospital. I hope he has a speedy recovery. The police found the perp hiding in a doghouse about an hour and a half later.

I'm not really shaken up at all about it, it just makes me think how lax I have been about security. Oh well, plenty of time to think about it this weekend.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Beware the Conspiracy Theorists

Or, Check Your Sources

I have read some blogs which reference the supposed buildup of USNORTHCOM forces under orders from Comrade Obama in anticipation of a rebellion in January 2010. I have even had this information emailed to me by persons I consider to be level- headed. All reference an article in the EU Times dated November 28, 2009. A follow up article appeared December 16, 2009. I have to admit that I was initially giving credence to this EU Times organization.

However, something didn't seem right. I noticed that the EU Times cited other news organizations and blogs, so it was not using original sources. After clicking on some of the articles' citations, I realized that the EU Times was editorializing based on secondary sources. Not terribly bad, as the MSM constantly editorializes while pretending to offer news reporting. After all, how many "news" programs consist of reporters interviewing each other?

What is much worse is that the EU Times appears to be the "news" front for a white nationalist organization, and is perceptibly racist and anti-semitic in its content. Don't believe me? Click here for "white extinction" topics, here for "interracial" topics and here for holocaust denial.

The Mainstream Media is so liberal, pro-Obama, anti-American, and (dare I say it) anti-white American that it would be great to have a reputable source of news for what is really happening in America and the world. The racist and anti-semitic EU Times is not it.

Stupid Politician Tricks #4

The morons-that-be our Congresscritters have decided that some television commercials are too loud. Congresstwit Anna Eschoo (French for "the house is collapsing around my head, but I'm getting new carpeting"), D-CA (what else would one expect?) had drafted a bill to ensure that television commercials are not noticeably louder than the accompanying programs.

Joining Congresstwit Eschoo is Senaturd Tim Johnson D-SD (again, what else would one expect?) He claims that this problem has been nagging South Dakotans for years. The three of them have apparently been been driving him nuts with the issue.

Let's see, the country is on the verge of bankruptcy, we are at war on multiple fronts with Islamists, and the Democrappers are trying to turn what is left of the country into a Commie paradise. Why in the hell do we need to worry about the volume of commercials? The only benefit of this would be if politicians speeches and all MSM news were to be considered commercials and were required to be muted.

If this is truly a problem, let the free market (what is now left of it) deal with the problem. Oh, wait! Years ago Magnavox introduced Smart Sound to do just that! Has anyone even seen a Magnavox brand television lately? Case closed.

Anna Eschoo and Tim Johnson should be tarred and feathered. Or better yet, be the first enrollees in Obamacare.

EyeWitless News: Vote for Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Year

Wow, it seems like this year has just flown by. We're near the end of 2009, and it's time to vote for Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Year 2009.

The Contenders are:

--Woman crashes on curve, sues county, claims 10mph speed limit was inadequate warning.

--Restaurant customer sues after toilet paper rolls fall into his hand from "unreasonably dangerous toilet paper dispenser".

--Illegal immigrants sue rancher who held them at gunpoint on his property and turned them in to Border Patrol.

--Tourist sues New York club after she slips while dancing on top of the bar.

--Woman microwaves hair removal wax, spills it on herself, and sues manufacturer for "placing such dangerous products into the stream of commerce".

--Inmate sues to avoid being named world's most litigious person.

--Double murderer sues to claim his victims classic Chevy pickup.

--Tourist sues hotel, claiming its swimming pool got daughter pregnant.

--Dolphins splash, woman sues.

--Wife kills husband, sues for his pension survivor benefits.

--Neighbor sues woman for smoking in her own home.

--Holocaust denier sues Auschwitz survivor, claiming memoir contains "fantastical tales".

Be sure to vote, here, at Faces of Lawsuit Abuse.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another Honeyville Grain Sale

Honeyville Grain is having another sale. Seems like I just got my order in from the last sale. Through Tuesday, 10% off with code NOEL.

Honeyville now has dehydrated meat in #10 cans. Beef chunks, hamburger, chicken and turkey. With the 10% off, prices are below anything else I have found.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Quote of the Day

I am delighted as anyone that the latest unemployment figures show a slight drop in joblessness to 10%. Much of the media is upbeat as well — which raises the question: in 2004, John Kerry ran on the theme of a “jobless recovery,” a charge resonating through the major media outlets. Yet unemployment in the last quarter of 2004, when these accusations were most frequent, was 5.4% — and soon dipped to average 5% for 2005. If 5.4% is termed “jobless”, what is 10% — job-full?

Victor Davis Hanson

The opinion piece this quote came from is full of quotables, and is entirely thought-provoking: Our Present Anxieties.

Friday, December 4, 2009

C'mon, C'mon Get Happy! (Not!)

The MSM is trumpeting the slightly lower unemployment figure for November 2009. Wowee!!! Dropped from 10.2% to 10.0%. MSM is falling all over itself to give credit to the Second Carter Administration.

Last week we were supposed to be psyched about the possibility that Black Friday sales would be robust and result in an uptick in our consumption economy. Actual results were mixed.

Back to unemployment. I would be extremely surprised if unemployment did not drop in November and again in December. Why? Simple answer here.

Many, if not most, retail establishments hire additional staff during the holidays. For many businesses, the Christmas season is a significant amount of sales. Some retailers have 25% or more of their sales in November and December. In years past, I recall news stories about businesses that would not be able to survive to the new year without the significant increase in business from holiday sales.

Just look at how many companies fold right after the holiday season. Not too many years back Montgomery Ward folded its tent after holiday sales failed to keep it afloat. Look to see a whole lot of well-known retailers close up shop in the first quarter of 2010.

My response to the much-heralded November unemployment figures: Keep on Prepping.

My prediction is that after two months of slight decreases in unemployment (November and December), unemployment figurs will increase by at least 0.5% for January and keep climbing. The Obamessiah, after claiming credit for the drop in November and December, will be clueless as to the increased unemployment next year. After all, he has never held a private sector job or had any management experience prior to becoming Marxist-in-Chief.

We are not out of the woods. As a number of other commentators have said recently, this will not end well.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

EyeWitless News: Goodbye Buckets of Beans?

Mad Science? Growing Meat Without Animals

Scientists think that we will be able to grow edible meat in a laboratory.

Just think: Instead of mylar lined buckets of pinto beans as a means of storing protein, we could just grow our own meat in our own home laboratories post-SHTF.

Of course, scientists allude to other uses, such as regrowth of human tissue for replacement. So, if your arm is shot off by some mutant zombie biker, it may be possible to regrow that arm from stem cells and be good as new.

Gotta love those mad scientists!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Thanksgiving Lesson

Happy Thanksgiving!!! My mother-in-law emailed me this interesting history of the Pilgrims and perhaps a lost perspective on Thanksgiving. It was supposedly written by "Chip Wood". Enjoy:

A Thanksgiving Lesson

Did you know that our Pilgrim forefathers tried communism when they first landed at Plymouth Rock?

How’s that for a dramatic beginning to a story?

Years ago, when I used to give a lot of talks to high school classes, this was one of my favorites. It always got the students’ attention. And I have to admit, I also enjoyed seeing some liberal teachers get so upset with me they almost lost their lunches.Here’s the story I told those students in those long-ago presentations.

The Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620 were incredibly brave and hardy souls. They were motivated by the noblest of virtues. They vowed, each and every one, to be as selfless as possible—to always put the needs of the group first. They agreed to own everything in common and to share everything equally.And their na├»ve piety almost killed the entire colony.

We all know how the adventure begins. A group of devout Christians, seeking religious freedom for themselves and eager to "advance the Gospel of the Kingdom of Christ" in the New World, sets sail from Plymouth, England in 1620. An investment consortium known as the Merchant Adventurers of London paid the expenses for the trip, including chartering the Mayflower and its 40-man crew.

The deal was simple: The Pilgrims agreed to establish a colony in northern Virginia where they would plant crops, fish the waters and hunt in the forests. They would return a certain percentage of each year’s bounty to London until their debt had been repaid.

Things went wrong from the start. First, the syndicate changed the deal, drastically reducing the amount they would loan the Pilgrims. The brave adventurers were forced to sell many of their own possessions, and much of their provisions, to pay for the trip. As a result, they landed in the New World badly short of supplies.

Next, the small ship they had purchased in Holland, which was to accompany them to America so they could fish the waters off the coast, had to be abandoned in England.Shortly after they set sail, the ship, badly misnamed the Speedwell, became "open and leakie as a sieve," as its captain reported. They returned to Dartmouth, where the boat was dry-docked for three weeks as repairs were made.But to no avail. After leaving Dartmouth, the group sailed less than 300 miles when the captain decided the Speedwell "must bear up or sink at sea." This time the ships put in at Plymouth, England, where it was decided to go on without the Speedwell.

On Sept. 16, 1620, the Mayflower set out alone to cross the Atlantic.A month later, when they had reached the halfway point, fierce storms battered the ship and threatened the lives of passengers and crew. Many wanted to turn back for England. But if they abandoned the journey, they would lose everything they had invested. The Pilgrims decided to trust in God and sail on.

Despite the storms, the hazards, the crowding and the poor food, only one Pilgrim died during the voyage, a young servant. His death was balanced by the birth of a son to Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins, who named their child Oceanus.There were 102 passengers on board the Mayflower—50 men, 20 women and 32 children—along with a crew of 40.

The captain set a course along the 42nd parallel, a bearing that would carry him to Cape Cod. From there he intended to swing south and follow the coast to northern Virginia.A little over two months later, on Nov. 19, land was finally sighted and the captain turned the ship south, toward Virginia. However, they soon encountered such "dangerous shoals and roaring breakers" that they turned back to Massachusetts.

It was then that the grumblings of dissent turned into a full-fledged roar. Many of the passengers insisted on landing in Massachusetts, where "none had power to command them."The Pilgrim leaders decided to meet the explosive situation by asking each male on board, except for the crew, to sign a formal document that would lay "the first foundation of their government in this place." Thus the Mayflower Compact was born.

The Pilgrims were a diverse lot. Many of them were illiterate. Yet in creating the Mayflower Compact they showed an extraordinary political maturity. They agreed to establish a government by the consent of the governed, with just and equal laws for all. Each adult male, regardless of his station in life—gentleman, commoner or servant—would have an equal vote in deciding the affairs of the colony. Of the 65 men and boys on board, all but 24 signed the agreement. The only ones who did not were the children of those adults who did sign, or men who were too sick to do so.

The first decision made under the covenant was to abandon efforts to reach Virginia and instead to settle in New England. The first explorers landed at Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620.Weather delays kept the majority from seeing their new home for nearly two weeks. On Jan. 2, 1621, work began on the first building they would erect—a storehouse.

Because provisions were so scanty they decided that the land would be worked in common, produce would be owned in common, and goods would be rationed equally. Not unlike the society Karl Marx envisioned of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

Unfortunately, thanks to illness, injury and attitude, the system did not work. Pilferage from the storehouse became common. Suspicions of malingering were muttered. Over the course of that first, harsh winter, nearly half of the colonists perished. Four families were wiped out completely; only five of 18 wives survived. Of the 29 single men, hired hands and servants, only 10 were alive when spring finally came.

The colonists struggled desperately for two more years. When spring arrived in April 1623, virtually all of their provisions were gone. Unless that year’s harvest improved, they feared few would survive the next winter.

The Pilgrim leaders decided on a bold course. The colony would abandon its communal approach and permit each person to work for his own benefit, not for the common good.Here is how the governor of the colony, William Bradford, explained what happened then. This is taken from his marvelously readable memoir (if you can make adjustments for the Old English spellings), History of Plimoth Plantation:

"The experience that was had in this commone course and condition, tried sundrie years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanitie of that conceite of Plato & other ancients, applauded by some of later times;—that ye taking away of properties, and bringing it in communitie into a commone wealth, would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this communitie (so farr as it was) was found to breed much confusion & discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefite and comforte. For yet young men that were most able and fitte for labor & services did repine that they should spend their time & strength to worke for other men’s wives and children with out any recompense."

Once they replaced communal efforts with individual responsibility the differences were dramatic—and life-saving. Men went into the fields earlier and stayed later. In many cases, their wives and even their children (some barely past the toddler stage) worked right alongside them. More acres were planted, more trees were felled, more houses were built, and more game was slaughtered because of one simple change: People were allowed to keep the fruits of their own labors.

The Pilgrims arrived deeply in debt to the London merchants who sponsored them. They worked for more than 20 years, as individuals and as a community, to pay off the crushing burden. In 1627, they borrowed money to pay off the Merchants Adventurers. By 1645, they had paid off the entire debt to the company which had advanced them the sums to pay off the Merchants.

When their debt had been paid in full (at the astronomical interest rate of 45 percent per year), the company that had advanced the sums wrote the Pilgrims: "Let it not be grievous to you, that you have been instruments to break the ice for others who come after with less difficulty. The honour shall be yours to the world’s end."

As we celebrate this coming Thanksgiving Day, some 380 years after the Pilgrims celebrated the first of this uniquely American holiday, let us remember the sacrifices they made… the devotion they showed… and the lessons they learned.

Until next time, keep some powder dry.

-Chip Wood

Monday, November 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

As I watch ancient doddering Congressmen parade and bluster while debating the Obama healthcare bill, I can’t help but think that these are the wrong people, at the wrong time, fighting the wrong war, for the wrong cause. The country is in the midst of a Crisis and our leaders have decided to expand the welfare state, bailout failures with our grandchildren’s money, expand our wars of choice, and stifle the ingenuity of the American people. This will surely not end well.

Jim Quinn, "All You Zombies" at

Sunday, November 15, 2009

EyeWitless News

Is cannibalism in our future?

I read a news article yesterday in which three homeless men in Russia have been arrested for murdering, butchering, eating, and selling the flesh of another man. Ordinarily, I would think that this is only a few wackos with LSD in their bong water. Put it in the perspective of current economic conditions, and it is food for thought. We have anxiety over food shortages, job losses and inability to buy food when it is available, potential and actual homelessness, and the breakdown of both morality and willingness to obey the law.

When the Schumer does hit the fan, just how far will desperate people go to survive? Just how depraved will people be? Read this news article yourself and consider the future:

Body Parts Sold to Kebab Stand, Police Say: Three Russians also suspected of killing man, eating parts themselves.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Big Discount at Honeyville Grain

Honeyville Grain has a pretty good discount going on right now and through 6:00 p.m. PST on November 17, 2009. 15% off your total purchase with code VETERANS. And as always, your order ships for $4.49 in the U.S.

Honeyville is where I buy a lot of my storage preps in #10 cans. Their prices are pretty good (although I just noticed a few have just gone up) and the shipping is fast and cheap. Get on their email list to receive their discount codes.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Young'uns and Veterans Day

Yesterday my little one, eight years old, asked me what Veterans Day meant. Seems the school doesn't explain it too well. She thought it was a sad day and wondered why we celebrate it. She was also sad that she was not able to bring a Veteran family member to school as some other kids did.

I explained to her that her Veterans were with her always: my father, who served in WWII; my grandfathers, who served in WWI, WWII, and Korea; and her Opa, who served in Vietnam. They are all gone now, but we honor their memory and their sacrifices and feel that they are always with us.

I also explained that Veterans Day is not a day for sadness. Rather, it is a day to celebrate the lives of brave men who thought our country is so great that they were willing to sacrifice all for her. And that some did indeed give their lives for us to enjoy our freedom in this great country.

God bless the children.

Happy Veterans Day to all.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quote of the Day

The Obama Doctrine in nine words:

"Undermine our allies. Embolden our enemies. Diminish our country."

Frank Gaffney, president of The Center for Security Policy in Washington.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Retarded Politician of the Week: Newt Gingrich

Newton Leroy Gingrich, just what has happened to you?

You used to be a conservative and the face of conservatism in the Republican party. You once helped stopped the Clinton juggernaut and went on to eloquently define and defend conservatism in the 21st century. I don't know what to make of you now.

First, you start hanging out with perennial racist pig Al Sharpton and warmed-over sixties commie Arne Duncan. Story.

Then you endorse Dede Scozzafava, a Republican in name only, for former Rep. John McHugh's seat in the 23rd district of New York. Despite knowing that Ms. Scozzafava is loaded down with liberal positions and was even endorsed by ACORN affiliate Working Families Party and that she makes former RINO Arlen Specter look like John Birch. You went so far as to say about Scozzafava, "Our best chance to put responsible and principled leaders in Washington starts here, with Dede Scozzafava." Story. You did this despite the fact that just about every other principled conservative in the Republican party endorsed Conservative Party Candidate Doug Hoffman. Apparently they could see what you could not.

After Ms. Scozzafava realized that she could not win against a true conservative such as Mr. Hoffman, and that she was in fact indistinguishible from the Democrat in the race, Ms. Scozzafava "suspended" her campaign. Then she showed the true colors which were visible to every other conservative in the country, except for you Mr. Gingrich. Ms. Scozzafava then endorsed the Democrat whose positions and whose associations with ACORN were closest to her own. Story.

I hope that you are ashamed of yourself, Mr. Gingrich.

If the Republican party does not take you to the woodshed over this, you should voluntarily go into exile. And give up any hope of running for president in 2012. Conservatives in this country don't need you.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Be Very Afraid: 9/12 Radical Protesters

Quote of the Day

What is most frightening about the political left is that they seem to have no sense of the tragedy of the human condition. All problems seem to them to be due to other people not being as wise or as noble as they are.

Thomas Sowell

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Gasbag Gore Vidal Predicts Military Dictatorship

Famously liberal gasbag Gore Vidal is predicting that a military dictatorship is in America's future.
I've always considered Vidal to be somewhat of a fringe element on the left. However, for someone who could probably be counted on to be a fervent Obama supporter, it is disturbing to hear Vidal predicting that only a military dictatorship can hold things together now. This is not inconsistent with information I have received from some credible sources about population control efforts in the event of a national, or even regional, crisis.
Although Vidal can be reliably counted on to bash Republicans and conservatives, his commentary on the Obama leftists is somewhat enlightening. Vidal views the Obamites as inexperienced and unable to effectively lead. Not good news in these trying times.
A short article at Newsmax, but worth the read to get the view of an unabashed liberal on the current administration.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs.

Thomas Sowell

Friday, September 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

If there is one thing that fans the fires of aggression it is appeasement.

Gerald Warner

Quoted from Barack Obama: President Pantywaist restores the satellite states to their former owner.

Liar, Liar

Let's see, the Obamessiah told us on September 9, 2009 that illegal aliens would not be covered under his health care plan. Congressman Joe Wilson shouted out, "You lie!". Then, in a stunning turn of events, President Obummer is quoted as saying, on September 16, 2009:

"Even though I do not believe we can extend coverage to those who are here illegally, I also don't simply believe we can simply ignore the fact that our immigration system is broken," Mr. Obama said Wednesday evening in a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. "That's why I strongly support making sure folks who are here legally have access to affordable, quality health insurance under this plan, just like everybody else.
Mr. Obama added, "If anything, this debate underscores the necessity of passing comprehensive immigration reform and resolving the issue of 12 million undocumented people living and working in this country once and for all."

Sounds like a call for amnesty, to me. Especially considering Comrade Obama's audience.

I think I'll make another donation to Congressman Joe Wilson.

Source: Newsmax.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Email From a Friend

Email I received from a friend:

I have four extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel (son of Evil Knievel) Event at the Ford Center next weekend in Beaumont, Texas, if anybody wants them. Robbie is going to try to jump over 1,000 Obama supporters with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Retarded Politician of the Week

The Dishonorable Hank Johnson, D(what else?)-GA is retarded politician of the week.

Retard Johnson opined that if the House of Unrepresentatives failed to rebuke the Honorable Joe Wilson, R-SC for yelling out, "You lie!" to Comrade Obama last week, people will don "white hoods and ride through the countryside". Of course, the suggestion was that calling the Obamessiah a liar is tantamount to racism. One must not criticize The One!
Johnson, who is of course a member of the Congressional Racist Caucus....ahem, the Congressional Black Caucus, was more fully quoted as saying, "He did not help the cause of diversity and tolerance with his remarks -- if I were a betting man I would say it instigated more racist sentiment," Johnson said Tuesday. "And so I guess we'll probably have folks putting on white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside intimidating people. ... That's the logical conclusion if this kind of attitude is not rebuked, and Congressman Wilson represents it. He's the face of it."

So that's what it boils down to: Oppose Czar Obamanov and you are a racist. Gee, I thought the Kool Aid drinkers had voted us into a post-racial era. I guess it takes a retard like Hank Johnson to set the record straight.

Story here at Fox News.

Quote of the Day

Every time you say, "There oughtta be a law...." you are really saying, "Please, government, take some more of my freedom away."


Monday, September 14, 2009

Skills, skills, skills

This weekend I helped out a couple of buddies with car problems. One had a clutch linkage that had stretched out a bit after forty-something years of existence and the other had an intermittent stalling out problem. This summer I had to put a new water pump and new axle bearings, seals, and rear brakes on my daily driver. I am not a mechanic by trade, but ever since my youth I have loved to work with my hands on all things mechanical. My dear, departed father was a jack-of-all-trades and my inspiration for learning as many skills as I could.

I learned how to drywall, plumb, wire, and roof before I was in high school. From high school onward I have learned how to do a fair amount of the repairs for the cars I have owned. Whenever something needs fixin' around the house, chances are I can fix it. I'm not as fast as the pros, but I don't have to pay them, either.

After spending my weekend helping my friends, it occurred to me that these everyday skills are some that I will need if there is some sort of societal collapse. Societal collapse might mean that ninety percent of the population is wiped out in a nuclear or biological attack, or it might be the result of a slow economic decline where we have to rely upon ourselves and make do with a lot less. Or anywhere in between.

Whatever does happen, having a broad range of skills enhances one's chances of survival. I know that I can't know everything, but the skills I have gained over the years will have some value, for myself and possible in trade with others who have skills I don't have. I don't think that I have the time to become skilled in farming or machining or cabinet-making, but I am getting to where I can take care of most of my own problems. And that is the key to a successful life, I think. Being able to take care of one's own problems, and/or having sufficient skills to trade with others for what one cannot do alone.

Skills like basic auto repair, electrical, plumbing, and roofing may not seem like survival skills now, but that is only a matter of perspective. Suppose your water pump starts pouring out antifreeze one day and you need your vehicle to drive twenty miles to work. If a water pump, sealant, and antifreeze run you $50.00, but a shop wants $400.00 to do the work, and you have $100.00 to get you through the week, basic auto repair could be a survival skill.

Now is the time to develop those skills, and there are lots of resources to take advantage of. For example, start changing your own oil, flushing your radiator, replacing your own brake pads. There are any number of vehicle repair guides and old automotive trade school textbooks out there. Replace that broken down water heater or replace that faucet yourself with advice from the hardware store. Confidence gained from doing the simple things can help develop the confidence to tackle more challenging projects and gain more valuable skills, both for now and for TEOTWAWKI.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Help Joe Wilson

Well, the media shills are at it again.

After the press has savaged Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, for daring to shout out the truth about their darling Comrade Obama, the press is now shilling for his opponent. On MSN's homepage this morning I noted a feature on Joe Wilson's opponent. No, I will not aid and abet the shilling by naming him.

Considering that the press is determined to play its bias by going negative on Joe and all-out positive for his opponent, Joe needs our help.

Please consider donating to Joe Wilson's campaign here. I did.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

The problem about a mega-hype like the Obama scam is that when it goes pear-shaped it will crash and burn like nothing we have seen since that other hot-air powered marvel, the Hindenburg.

Gerald Warner

Also by Gerald Warner regarding Comrade Obama:

Watch out, France and Co, there is a new surrender monkey on the block and, over the next four years, he will spectacularly sell out the interests of the West with every kind of liberal-delusionist initiative on nuclear disarmament and sitting down to negotiate with any power freak who wants to buy time to get a good ICBM fix on San Francisco, or wherever. If you thought the world was a tad unsafe with Dubya around, just wait until President Pantywaist gets into his stride.

Lest We Forget

Today is a day of remembrance for that day, eight years ago, when some three thousand of our citizens died at the hands of barbaric men acting in the name of their religion. A religion that in its sacred texts not only condones, but advocates, barbaric acts against innocents. Today is a day that American history should mark as a day of infamy on par, at the least, with the invasion of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941. 9/11, however, is far more indicative of a civilizational struggle than was Pearl Harbor. We should remember the innocents who lost their lives to a barbaric culture on 9/11, but we should never forget that this was one of the opening salvos in an attack on our western civilization and all of the freedoms we hold dear.

It is also a time to remember all of the heroes who gave selflessly on that day and in the following days to help their fellow Americans.

Today I am visiting the following sites to remind myself of the dangers of complacency following the attacks against our country on September 11, 2001:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thank You, Congressman Joe Wilson

By now everyone knows that Congressman Joe Wilson, R-SC, yelled out "You lie!" when Barack Hussein Obama said in his speech last night that the obamination of a health care bill would not cover illegal aliens.

I tried to send an email to Congressman Wilson to express my pleasure at his calling Comrade Obama on his lies, and to express my displeasure at Wilson for apologizing. I could not because his congressional web site is down, so I will do it here.

Thank you, Congressman Wilson, for calling Obama on his lies. It is about time that someone in elected office had the balls to speak the obvious. Obama is a liar. And Congressman, never apologize for telling the truth. I must remember to contribute to your election fund.

Now for some dishonorable mentions for not backing Congressman Wilson:
--The Dishonorable John McCain, R-AZ
--The Dishonorable Lindsey Graham, R-SC
--The Dishonorable Bob Corker, R-TN
--The Dishonorable Dave Camp, R-MI

I need not mention the usual hypocritical screeching scumbags on the left such as Dick(head) Durbin, D-IL, Sheila Jack(ass)son Lee, D-TX, Jim Clyburn (former Retarded Politician of the Week), D-SC, and Queen Nancy of Pelosi, D-CA who had to comment, but I will anyway.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Vote for Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month

Time again to exercise your right to vote. Vote on the most ridiculous lawsuit of the month.

Your choices are:

Vegan group sues to get cancer-risk label put on hot dogs Read Story
Tourist sues hotel, claiming swimming pool got daughter pregnant Read Story
Man sues Burning Man festival after tripping and falling into fire Read Story
Man sues Apple, claiming iPod equipped to receive threats from Mafia Read Story
Ex-employee sues after fired for pulling knife on coworker Read Story

Water Storage: A Light Came On

I don't know how many times I have said this, but I am a cheap bastard. I have been shopping around over the past few months for good water storage ideas for inside and around the home. Sure, for a few days I could corral every empty plastic container and the bathtub, but for longer than a weekend this is simply impractical. What I have been looking for are inexpensive water storage containers of at least five gallons. The cheapest I have found around town are six gallon water jugs in the automotive section at Kmart, for about seven bucks each. In the camping areas of local stores five to seven gallon containers are about twelve to fifteen bucks each. Buy ten of these and my reaction is: Ouch! Plus, most of these containers are not stackable and ten of them would take up significant floor space.

Then the light came on. I have been buying five gallon food grade buckets to store rice, beans, flour, etc. from US Plastic. With a lid these have cost me about five bucks each, delivered to my door by UPS. I had been buying the solid bucket lids, but lids with a threaded opening (or pour spout, as they are listed) are only a few cents more. And the lids have rubber gaskets. These buckets are food grade, will hold five gallons of water, have a carry handle, and are stackable. I promptly ordered more buckets and the "pour spout" lids. Now I can store water and I have the means to transport more from off site.

I actually got the idea from the St. Paul Mercantile website, where I had ordered the Doulton ceramic water filters. I did not order the complete unit, only the filters. St. Paul Mercantile sells a kit consisting of two filters and a spigot to make a complete water filter system from two food grade plastic buckets. After I received the filters it occurred to me that I could also use these buckets for water storage.

St. Paul Mercantile has a very interesting site with a lot of items useful for survival in hard times and/or off-grid.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

But from where I sit, Barack Obama is a"post turtle." What is a"post turtle" you urbane urbanites and city slickers might ask?
Well one day an old cowboy was out ridin' fence and he saw a turtle balanced on top of a fence post. When he got back to the bunkhouse he told the other fellas that he saw a "post turtle". They all asked, "What the hell is a 'post Turtle'? And he said it was a turtle settin' on top of a post! He then went on to explain that "you know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there and you just wonder what kind of dang fool put him up there to begin with!"

Patrick Dorinson, The Cowboy Libertarian

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Retarded Politician of the Week

Rep. Charles Rangel D-NY.

Ole Charlie forgot to tell the public that he had between $250,000.00 and $500,000.00 in a checking account, three land parcels in New Jersey, and stock in PepsiCo worth up to $50,000.00. These assets did not make their way into his 2007 public disclosure forms.

This after forgetting about income from rental property in a villa in the Dominican Republic in previous filings. Not to mention forgetting to pay taxes on the income.

I guess it must have all got lost in the sofa cushions. Or maybe Treasury Secretary Tim "Turbo Taxcheat" Geithner was doing his taxes. Or maybe Charlie spent too much time hanging out with former Rep. William "Cold Cash" Jefferson, D-LA.

Rangel's revised net worth is between $1,000,000.00 and $2,500,000.00 according to the deliberately and legally vague disclosure forms. Quite a haul for a guy who, according to Wikipedia, made little money before becoming a public servant.

One could make the argument that Rangel is out-and-out dishonest. Or at age 79 that he is senile. I'll settle for Retarded.

Story here, at Newsmax.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Good Riddance, Ted

The Ted is Dead. Good Riddance!

And to the State of Massachusetts: Congratulations. Now get yourselves a senator who actually gives a damn about you.

Bumper sticker I used to have on my car: "Ted Kennedy's Car Has Killed More People Than My Gun". Still true after all these years.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obamorons and the ColorOfChange(.org)

I have formed my own opinion that Barack Obama is a racist. I think he simply does not like white people. It is evident to me from his autobiography and from multiple references he has made regarding white Americans. Recently, Glenn Beck made the same observation. A Black Pressure Organization called has started a campaign to persuade advertisers to abandon Glenn Beck's show. Read it at Newsmax. I find this to be offensive and chilling to free speech.

Advertisers should remember that pressure groups do not shop at their stores. Pressure groups use the proxy method, telling stores that their members are representative of the public at large. Thus, the advertiser is led to believe that displeasing the pressure group is tantamount to displeasing the public at large.

Those of us who actually are the public at large and who do spend money with these advertisers should write to these advertisers and let them know how we feel about efforts by pressure groups to suppress free speech. The following is from my letter to Walmart:

I just read that you have withdrawn advertising from the Glenn Beck program on Fox News Channel, under pressure from a group called, because Mr. Beck has the opinion that President Obama is a racist. While I do not agree with everything Mr. Beck says, he is usally able to provide facts to document his opinion. I believe this to have been the case with Mr. Beck's remarks regarding the president. While Walmart is certainly free to choose the programs it will advertise on, such blatant caving in to a pressure group has a chilling effect on free speech. Just as Walmart can choose to advertise where it wants, I am free to shop where I want. I doubt that has spent much money at Walmart, but I know that my family has spent a significant portion of our budget at Walmart over the past eight years that Walmart has been in our area. If it is true that Walmart is caving in to an anti-free speech pressure group, I think that our family can spend our hard-earned money somewhere else. This means we would no longer be shopping at Walmart. Saving money at Walmart just does not compare to the value of freedom.

I only write to advertisers that I actually patronize. Walmart is the first. Next is Clorox and other advertisers who cave in to the pressure from

Friday, August 21, 2009

Where I Buy Supplies

I just received another shipment from Sportsman's Guide. To me, that place is like an online candy store. Seems I get an email from them about every other day full of interesting deals. I have bought a lot of stuff from them over the years, from ammunition to camping equipment.

I have noticed a number of blogs that have advertising. Nothing wrong with that, but I have regularly clicked on advertisers and then Google searched for the same merchandise. It is surprising how much of a difference in price exists for pretty much the same items.

After doing a lot of online searching, I have narrowed my list down to a few places that I regularly buy from. Sometimes, local stores have the best deals. Just have to pay attention.

Online, I buy from:

--Sportsman's Guide ( for ammunition, boots, military surplus gear, gun magazines, and camping gear/supplies. Selection of most items comes and goes, but the prices are usually pretty good. Shipping rates for ammunition orders are very reasonable, as shipping is based on the dollar amount of the order, not the weight. Additionally, if you order a lot of stuff, the buyer's club is worth the $30.00 per year for additional 10% off (5% for ammo). If you get their no-annual-fee Visa, its good for an additional 2.5% off. If you get on their email list, you get regular coupons for $10 off a $99 order.

--Honeyville Grain ( for freeze dried and dehydrated food. Their freeze dried vegetable combo, freeze dried fruit combo, and powdered dried eggs in a can can't be beat. Fantastic prices and $4.49 U.S. shipping no matter how large or small the order.

--Emergency Essentials ( Great prices on freeze dried and dehydrated food. And a huge selection. They also have five-gallon mylar water storage bags, and great prices on trioxane fuel bars. Some prices seem high, such as on SuperPails of beans, etc. For the freeze dried and dehydrated food, their prices are quite reasonable, as it the cost of shipping.

--U.S. Plastic ( As I had mentioned in another post, I have purchased buckets and lids from U.S. Plastic. I have been very satisfied with the quality for the price I paid. I will soon be ordering some more along with water storage containers. After I placed my first order they sent me an email with a 10% discount for my next purchase. I also received their printed catalog, which is just amazing. It has all kinds of plastic items from labware to buckets and barrels, tanks, crates, totes, tubing and fittings.

--Natchez Shooters Supply ( They have a huge selection of gun accessories of every kind. I mainly buy magazines and ammo from them. Great prices on those items, and the shipping prices aren't too bad. Shipping is based on weight, so heavy items like cases of .45 acp can incur some pricey shipping charges.

--USA Emergency Supply ( A good selection of disaster preparedness supplies. They have good prices on mylar bucket liner bags and oxygen absorbers. Shipping prices are reasonable, too.

--MRE Depot ( A good, and sometimes unique, supply of storable food items. I have bought canned butter, canned cheese, and dehydrated pork chops from them. Haven't tried the pork chops yet, but I have been very happy with their prices, shipping rates, and fast service. Sometimes one can find their best deals on eBay.

There are other places I buy other things from, usually specialized items. I will have to think about the other places I have found some good deals on prep items. Fodder for another post.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

EyeWitless News

"Obama the Joker" Artist is a Moonbat!

Turns out that the artist who enhanced the Time magazine cover photo of Comrade Obama, resulting in Obama as the Joker of Batman fame, is a Moonbat! Not just a Moonbat, but a Moonbat's Moonbat!

Chicago resident and Dennis (I've been abducted by aliens) Kucinich supporter Firas Alkhateeb is the artist responsible for the caricature of Obama.

As usual, the riffraff from the left is responsible for the commotion.

Story here, courtesy of Fox News.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Quote of the Day

Hillary said so!

For those of you (and me) who are incensed over left-wing, commie, pinko, freak liberals telling us that it is somehow unpatriotic or un-American to protest the Obamanation's plans to remake this country in the image of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, take heart! Hillary said that it is patriotic to debate and disagree with this administration:

I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Listen here, via YouTube.

Obummer Deactivates

Our Cornholer-in-Chief, Comrade Obama, has deactivated This was the email address to inform on all of those nogoodnicks who opposed the Carter II administration's efforts to ration our health care. Story here.

The news story spends a lot of space bemoaning those who unwittingly became unwilling recipients of government spam after emailing to No mention was given to what I consider the real reason the email address was taken down: I believe it was overloaded by emails critical of Obummer's plans to institute third-world style health care in the U.S. I contributed a few, and hope that many other patriotic Americans did the same.

Meanwhile, we should all visit BHO's replacement site,, and give it the same treatment.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Retarded Politician of the Week

Congressman James Clyburn, D-SC

Congressman Clyburn, typical left-wing lunatic, has compared town hall meeting protesters to racist Southern officials, also likely Democrats, during the 1960's.

Let's see, comparing concerned citizens, expressing themselves over a policy that will likely bankrupt the nation, to Bull Connor. What idiocy!

The quote that propelled Clyburn to victory as Retarded Politician of the Week was his comparison of the protected 1st Amendment speech and assembly rights of citizens to the racist 1960's officials who assaulted protesters: "This is all about activity — trying to deny the establishment of a civil right."

Memo to Clyburn: The Government does not have civil rights. Only individual citizens have civil rights. Citizens as in the protesters who care enough about their country to show up and speak up.

Clyburn = Dumbshit.

Close runner-up: Congressman John Dingell (or is that Dingbat?) D-MI, who compared town hall protesters to members of the Ku Klux Klan.

Story here.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Story on Health Care

Recently my poor-excuse-for-a-senator, Patty Murray, D-WA, sent me an email asking me for "my story" on health care. Seems Comrade Murray is looking for sob stories from people so she can continue doing General Secretary Obama's bidding for health care "reform".

Here is My Story to Ms. Murray:


I am a self-employed small businessman who pays taxes and does not have health insurance. I would like to buy health insurance, but have to pay taxes instead. The government this fine banana republic has decided that a $1,000,000,000,000.00 government-run health insurance plan is what I need. That amounts to about $3,333.00 for every man, woman, and child in this country. About 60% of the population is of an age to work and pay taxes. Of these, about 40% actually pay taxes. I am in this latter group. So for us, the burden is about $13,889.00 per person. The bill is over 1,000 pages long. Neither of my esteemed Senators has read the bill, yet they waste no time in telling me about how necessary it is. I would like for my health care story to end like this: my senators read the monstrous bill, do their patriotic and Constitutional duty, and vote "NO" on this Obamination.

Did I mention that both of my senators are pushing this bill and have not bothered to even read it?

Emailed to on August 13, 2009.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

Every move you make
Every step you take
Ill be watching you

The New Police (Barack Obama, Janet Napolitano, and Eric Holder)

My Contribution to #2

TO: the Kremlin

This email from Comrade Murray seems "fishy". As requested, I am informing on others for the benefit of our glorious democrat people's banana republic of Barakastan Obamastan.

Regards to General Secretary Obamanov

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Patty Murray
To: Nairb
Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 2009 11:55:12 AM
Subject: Health Care: Telling Your Stories

SUBSCRIBE to Washington View UNSUBSCRIBE from Washington View

August 11, 2009

Health Care: Telling Your Stories

Few issues affect the day-to-day lives of working families like health care. Whether it’s struggling with the increasing financial burden of your own premium, watching someone you love struggle with an insurance company while sick, or the worry that you yourself might be one accident away from bankruptcy, it’s clear that we can’t afford to keep heading down the path we’re on.

A few weeks ago, I asked you to share your health care stories illustrating the need for change. The response has been overwhelming, and the thousands of stories I’ve received have sent a message for health care reform stronger than anything I could say on my own. That’s why, in addition to sharing your stories on my website, I’ve been telling them in speeches to my colleagues on the Senate floor.

The Catastrophic Cost of Living Without Care

I told the stories of two Washington residents who lost their jobs, lost their health care, and ultimately lost their lives. Janet in Seattle and Kelly in Puyallup both felt that something was wrong, but put off going to the doctor because they no longer had insurance. By the time they finally decided to go in, it was too late – Janet had stage four throat cancer, and Kelly died of an ovarian cyst the morning of her appointment.

From my floor speech:

“I think the fact that these stories are possible in the greatest and richest country in the world is simply shameful. So when I hear some of my colleagues from across the aisle saying that we should slow down, saying that we should take more time, or that we are trying to reform health care too fast, I think of Kelly, and I think of Janet. We cannot continue to play politics with the most important thing to our nation’s families- the health of their loved ones.”

A Growing Burden on the Middle Class

Even those who do have health coverage are facing difficult decisions and mounting costs. For instance, Patricia in Woodinville, Washington has watched her family’s premiums rise by hundreds of dollars per month while their coverage goes down. On Wednesday, I told her story on the floor.

From my floor speech:

“To provide care for her family of four, Patricia paid $840 dollars a month in 2007. Then, last year, her payments jumped to $900 a month. Today, Patricia pays $1,186 in premiums just to provide care for her family each month. For those of our colleagues who ask how we can afford to pay for this, I’d like to tell them to ask Patricia Jackson – or any of their constituents. Because the real question is how can we afford not to.”

Ensuring Quality Care in Every Town

We all deserve access to the care we need when we need it, but our current health care system places many of us dangerously far from care. That’s why I’ve helped to make sure that our health care bill includes provisions to train and place doctors in underserved communities. On Monday, I told the story of Judy from Moses Lake, whose son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age.

From my floor speech:

“Judy and her husband had insurance—they had good health insurance—but they had to travel over three hours to get to a clinic with the resources that her son needed. They were not able to move closer to the clinic, because moving would force them to switch health insurance providers—and they knew they would get rejected because of their son’s preexisting condition. Judy’s son died three years ago, but the reforms we are working on will help mothers like Judy across the country. We are going to ensure that nobody can be denied health care coverage, even if they have a preexisting condition.”
Share Your Health Care Story Today:
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Who Decided Who is Red and Blue?

This whole red state, blue state thing has me puzzled. As in the political parties, conservative vs. socialist (liberal doesn't seem to apply anymore, as that would suggest moderation). Just who the hell chose red for conservative Republicans?

It seems to me that the commies have succeeded again in defining their opponents to their opponents' detriment. In my youth "red" as a political color was associated with the far-left communists and marxists, which is today the Obama/Emmanuel wing of the Democratic Party. To be considered "red" was to be considered an extremist.

Red is also traditionally associated, from the days of the Revolutionary War, with the British while blue is associated with the Continental Army. During the Civil War, blue was the color of the Union Army uniforms, while the Confederacy (seen as racist by socialist/marxists) had gray uniforms.

Sometime in the last twenty years the color red has become strongly associated with conservatives, and Republicans in particular. Seems to me that the media, in conjunction with their leftist comrades, have taken advantage of the negative association to the color red as a political adjective and applied it to conservatives.

Meanwhile, Democrats have been cast in the color blue, symbolic of the fight for freedom from British colonial oppressors and the fight to preserve the Union against the "racist" Confederacy.

I have been a conservative since I was a teenager, and a sometime Republican. I cannot help but think that the left and their cohorts in the elitist media have somehow used the symbolism of colors to influence a substantial percentage of Americans into thinking that the "red" conservatives are the enemy of America.

Judging by the vast amount of brainless wonders I have encountered who are also fervent Obama supporters, I suspect that something as simple as color association can be used to influence these mindless drones. A more logical explanation for the Obamoronism escapes me.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

In dictatorships, you need courage to fight evil; in the free world, you need courage to see the evil.

Natan Sharansky

Saturday, August 8, 2009

EyeWitless News

Beer Run on Riding Mower Ends in Arrest

Not having a valid driver's license didn't stop Dennis Cretton from making a beer run. Crotton fired up his yellow riding mower and charged off to the local gas station convenience store on a quest for more suds. Problem is, he was too drunk to drive even a riding mower. After neighbors reported Cretton weaving in and out of traffic, police tried to stop him, but Cretton gave chase back to his home. Cretton spilled his half-rack of Milwaukee's Best upon driving his mower up into his front yard, where he was arrested for felony aggravated drunk driving.

Seems the real crime here was spilling the beer. Of course, Cretton's crime would be mitigated by the fact he spilled Milwaukee's Best.

Story here.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My Contribution to


I read in the news that good citizens should forward emails we have received containing false information about the government's proposed health care reform. Here is one I received recently from the New National Socialist Party commandant Frau Murray.

Regards to President Carter II.

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Patty Murray
To: Nairb
Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 1:46:32 PM
Subject: Your Voice is Needed!

Dear Friend,
I don’t need to tell you that our health care system is in crisis. You see it first hand in your pay checks, your premiums, your business costs and your ability to access the care you need when you need it.

And I am working in Congress to try and do something about it.

As a member of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee I am currently helping to craft a health care reform bill that makes health care more affordable, protects your choice of doctors and treatments and ensures that all Americans can get quality care when they need it.

We know that the rising cost of care is sapping our productivity, hurting our businesses and draining state and federal resources. In fact, health care reform may well be the best economic stimulus plan we could pass.

But getting a bill to President Obama’s desk this year won’t be easy. And that’s why I need your help.

No matter where I go across our state I hear from families, businesses and workers who are struggling under the weight of the costs of health care. And now is the time for you to have a bigger voice in this debate.

Making meaningful reform happen this year will take more than members of Congress – or even President Obama – calling for change. It will take Americans across our state and nation standing up and demanding it.

That’s why I’m asking Washington state residents to add their voice to this debate by signing up.

The Power of Personal Stories

I know that health care is a very personal issue.

But, I also know that personal stories have the power to transform debates.

Health care affects your pocketbooks, your loved ones, and your own health and well being. That is why I’m asking you to share your health care experiences, your passion for change, and your suggestions for a better health care system for all.

Over the coming weeks, as I participate in committee meetings, consider amendments, and continue to fine tune our health care plan, my staff and I will be reviewing your thoughts and experiences. And with your permission, I will be asking some of you to allow me to use your stories in speeches and Senate debates to illustrate the public need and support for health care reform this year.

If you don’t want to share a story, please feel free to just sign up above to support health care reform efforts and we will keep you updated with the very latest.

Thank you for your help and your commitment to passing meaningful health care reform for all Americans this year.

Thank you,

Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Give the Turds What They Want

So Comrade Obama wants us to inform on people who are telling the truth about his Obamination of a health care plan. Rat out the opposition to the Rat Bastard. The Obamorons even provide an email address to forward all those nasty emails and other "disinformation" against his central planning for our health care. More likely his plan for killing off his detractors through denial of health care after ensuring that the only place to get medical treatment is Comrade Obama Medical Center. But I digress...

We should take advantage of the opportunity to tell President Carter II what we really think via that email address, I suggest that we also forward all kinds of crap to I am going to find all of the email updates sent to me by my shithead senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, along with every email sent to me by any crackpot liberal group, starting with Maybe even some of those stupid emails I keep getting from naked housewives with webcams.

Give the turds what they want, just not with what they are expecting, and flood that email inbox. If a significant number of people do this, maybe the Turd-in-Chief will clue in that he and his commie remake of America aren't that popular.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Quote of the Day

"So far as I can tell, the only real difference between members of Congress and cockroaches is that one of the two species has a few more legs than the other."

Burt Prelutsky

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


A month ago I wrote about ordering some buckets for my long-term food storage. I needed a place to put away rice, beans, flour, sugar, etc. I ordered twenty buckets from U.S. Plastic. A good buy, I thought, at about $5.25 per bucket, with lid, delivered. The buckets are far from heavy duty, but will comfortably hold 30+ pounds of supplies (being full) and I can stack the full buckets three deep without any detectable stress. An added bonus is that the lids have a rubber seal. None of the buckets from Wally World or local hardware stores have that seal.

The buckets arrived after about a week in one box via UPS. Could not load them up right away because I had not ordered mylar bags and oxygen absorbers. So I checked around for both and ended up ordering both from USA Emergency Supply. $1.82 each for bucket-sized mylar bags and $18.42 for 100 500cc oxygen absorbers. About $9.00 more for shipping.

I loaded up about six of the buckets a few days ago. Sealed the mylar bags with my "Seal-a-Meal" vacuum sealer, and put the lids on. I found that a little dusting of the inside of the mylar bag with flour helps the vacuum sealer to be able to suck the air out from between the two flat mylar sides of the bag.

All in all, I think I found some good buys which I highly recommend to others for food storage.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Freeze Dried Pork Chops

I'm always looking for good deals on quality food for the stash. Recently I noticed that a few places are selling freeze dried pork chops in #10 cans. These are military surplus and were manufactured in 1991. Prices were from $30.00 a can and up. Various descriptions indicate about 30 pork chops per can.

I found this to be intriguing considering that many Mountain House entrees are at least $30.00 per can and are only partly meat. Also, the most inexpensive sources I have seen for freeze dried meat in #10 cans is around $45.00 per can.

Then I noticed that MREdepot had a sale on Ebay for cases of six cans of freeze dried pork chops. $126.00 per case, shipping included. I found a review at the Whitebread on Patrol blog, which indicated that these 18 year old pork chops are indeed edible, just not very tender. I can deal with that, and the price of $21.00 a can, so I ordered up a case. They arrived Friday in an unopened case and in excellent condition. If MREdepot is correct, these should be good for at least another twelve years.

The pork chops aren't on sale at this time, but the regular price on Ebay from MREdepot is $139.00 per case including domestic shipping, which is still a good deal.

Now, I just need to find government surplus ribeye steaks and chicken breasts.

Retarded Politician of the Week

Lindsey Graham, Republican Senator from South Carolina.

Here is another turd RINO who should be purged before he gets to pull an Arlen Specter on us. Just as we should have tossed Specter onto the ash heap of history thirty years ago, we should have tossed Lindsey Graham some time ago. Now he makes it all too clear that someone with genuine conservative credentials should run against him in the next Republican primary. Since that will be in 2012, I suggest that the good people of South Carolina recall him right now.

From his participation in the "Gang of 14" to his collaboration with McCain and Teddy "Water Hazard" Kennedy on immigration "reform", I have been more than a little irked with Graham over the past few years. His recent decision to vote for the confirmation of racist, anti-gun pig Sonia Sotomayor is over the top. I don't know whether Graham is playing his old, "go along to get along" game with the Democraps, but his decision is a betrayal to conservatives and libertarians everywhere.

I know that there are four other Republican Senators who have announced their support for Sotomayor. Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe are no surprise, they have been RINOs since day one, and I have previously suggested that they are the equivalent of Arlen Specter. Sen. Mel Martinez was also an automatic vote for Sotomayor, a Latino has to stand up for a Latina, even if she is a racist and is not wise. Sen. Richard Lugar is just senile as far as I can figure, or just doesn't have any fight left in him.

Sotomayor has a proven record as a racist, having headed the legal department of a racist organization. She is also anti-gun and anti-self defense, having gone "on the record" to state that she believes that the 2nd Amendment does not apply to the states, citing a nineteenth century Supreme Court decision. That same cited decision was from an era when the 1st Amendment was ruled not to apply to the states, and has been clearly superseded by Supreme Court decisons of the 20th Century. Shows how far Sotomayor will go to cite outdated law to support her liberal agends. And Sotomayor said recently that there is no Constitutional right of self-defense. Like all true-blue liberals, she believes we should just lie down and bleed in the gutter, 'cuz gub'mint knows best.

Back to Lindsey Graham. His decision to vote for confirmation of Sotomayor, the worst kind of liberal, identity politics, reverse-racist pig, is a betrayal of his party and his constituency. Graham states that he "hopes Democrats will offer future conservative nominees and presidents the same deference that he's showing" (from Real Clear Politics). Note to Senator Graham: How many times are you going to bend over and take it before your realize that the Democraps will never play nice with you? Pack up your Barbie doll and go home!

The State of South Carolina deserves better than Lindsey Graham. For now he is just Retarded Politician of the Week.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Stupid Politician Tricks #3

Stupid Liberal Politician Trick: Ignore the facts; the police are always wrong

Harvard Peoples' University Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested after breaking into his own home last week. From most of the media reports, one would think that Gates was arrested simply because he is black. Actually, he was arrested for disorderly conduct after failing to cooperate with police and exhibiting "loud and tumultuous behavior".

Gates' longtime Comrade, President Barack Hussein Obama, took the usual left-wing wacko view of any incident in which a black man is arrested: The police are wrong. Quote from BHO:

"the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home"

This, after admitting that he did not have all the facts. Like a typical stupid politician, Comrade Obama failed to realize that his position of authority as Messiah of the Great Republic carries some weight in the minds of the simple-minded buffoons who elected him. This was a great disservice to Police Sergeant James Crowley, who appears to have just been doing his job, according to the police report narrative of Officer Carlos Figueroa.

Kudos to Sgt Crowley, who isn't taking such crap from BHO. Fox News story here.

According to liberal politicians, the police are always wrong when a black man is arrested. Another stupid politician trick to gain favor with their favored constituency: the irresponsible, "police are out to get me", crybaby, allegedly discriminated against, whiners.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

EyeWitless News

PETA Suggests Non-Dairy Michael Jackson

I guess PETA does not stand for People Eating Tasty Animals.

PETA is upset because an exhibitor at the Iowa State Fair plans on making a tribute to the late Michael Jackson in the form of a sculpture made out of butter. There's a joke in there, somewhere, I just know it!

PETA has a problem with the pedophile likeness consisting of an animal-based slippery substance, and suggests that the creator use a non-dairy spread instead.

Those insensitive PETAphiles! How many innocent soybeans will meet an untimely demise for this tacky tribute?

Read it here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Meet the real Walter Cronkite

Maybe that crackpot Dan Rather was an improvement on "Uncle Walter" after all.

I knew that Uncle Walter editorialized on-air against the Vietnam war, which some believe was the point public opinion began turning against our efforts in the war and was the beginning for Democrats in Congress to abandon South Vietnam.

I didn't know that he was an off-the-cliff flaming liberal in favor of strengthening the United Nations into a One World Government and giving up American sovereignty. I'm glad the old bastard retired when he did. In comparison, Dan Rather looks like a right winger.

Story at World Net Daily.

Then there is the invariably-perky-to-the-point-of-nauseating Katie Couric, who compares herself to Uncle Walter (thanks, NewsBusters). At least Cronkite gave an air of respectability to being a left-wing loon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Eyewitless News

I thought that insider trading was already illegal. Apparently not so for our elected officials.

From the Newsmax story:

A 2004 study by Georgia State University showed that U.S. senators got returns on their investments that were about 25 percent higher than what average Americans earned.
The latest congressional disclosure reports this spring showed that lawmakers, including those sitting on the House and Senate committees overseeing the financial bailout, had substantial holdings in the big banks that received rescue funds.
The bill proposed by Democratic Reps. Louise Slaughter of New York and Brian Baird of Washington would require lawmakers and their staff to disclose within 90 days the purchase or sale of stocks, bonds or commodity futures exceeding $1,000, except for transactions in blind trusts or mutual funds.

This answers the question as to how a politician can be middle-class when elected and retire (or be voted out) a millionaire.

And, it explains why stimulus money has gone to rescue the bankrupt financial behemoths rather than to provide help to ordinary Americans who have been victimized by the financial behemoths.

Quote of the Day

"If every member pledged to not vote for it if they hadn’t read it in its entirety, I think we would have very few votes."

Steny Hoyer, D-Md, Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, responding to whether he would support a pledge committing members of Congress to read the healthcare reform bill before voting on it, and to make the full text of the legislation available to the public online for 72 hours before the vote takes place.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Stupid Politician Tricks #2

The Goracle compares fighting global warming to fighting the Nazis.


Albert Gore, Jr., has-been former Vice President of the U.S. and former Senator from Tennessee, and self-appointed Godfather of the radical, left-wing, tree-hugging, global warming freaks, has compared the battle against climate change to the battle against the Nazis. Gore stated that the danger of climate change is as urgent as was the threat from Nazi Germany in the last century. Fox News story here.


First of all, the threat from Nazi Germany was real, and most free nations recognized the danger, even if they could not agree on what to do. As to "climate change" and "global warming", there is no consensus among scientists that any ongoing climate change is anything but the cyclical changes that the Earth goes through. As to global warming, most data show that the Earth is actually cooling and has been for over ten years. The only consensus is among left-wing nut-cases like Al "the Goracle" Gore who want Americans to give up freedoms, pay more taxes, and live in a stone-age environment.

Second, there is a huge irony in Gore's comparison. National Socialism (Nazism) was a left-wing movement in Germany. It was a movement with an inflexible, destructive, and scientifically unsound ideology which it's politicians placed beyond questioning by the public. Openly questioning National Socialist dogma would result in severe punishment and possible death. Global Warming is a left-wing movement in the United States largely pushed by Democrats and other far-left groups. It is a movement with an inflexible, destructive (to the economy and our way of life), and scientifically unsound ideology which it's leaders (such as Al Gore) have placed beyond questioning by the public. Openly questioning the left's global warming dogma results in severe punishment in the form of being publicly ridiculed and labelled the equivalent of a "holocaust denier".

To me, a conservative being called "worse than Hitler" by any leftist is a supreme insult, because it insinuates that the insulted person has a political ideology as far to the left as Barack Obama, Barney Frank, and Sonia Sotomayor.

Equating the current left-wing cause to the left-wing sins of the past century is one doozy of a Stupid Politician Trick.

Retarded Politician of the Week

Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.

Retarded Politician of the Week honors go to Barack Hussein Obama, leader of the New National Socialist Party and President of the Kool-Aid Drinkers. Obama could actually be stupid politician of the millenium, but there is so much material on this guy that he should be up for consideration every week.

Obama, upon visiting the continent where he was born, last week called for the history of slavery in America to be taught "in a meaningful way", presumably adding to the liberal indoctrination already going on. Read the Newsmax story here.

I am not old, but I remember being taught U.S. history in public schools in the 1970's and 1980's, and we were definitely taught as part of that history that Africans were enslaved in Africa by Africans and sold to slave traders who brought said African slaves to the Caribbean, South America, Europe, and North America (including the British Colonies which became the United States). In no way was slavery presented as something to be proud of in our history, but it was not taught with a heaping helping of "white guilt". Of course, most of my childhood was spent in the great state of Alaska, not known to be as liberal or self-loathing as a number of the "lower 48" states.

Leave it to a non-American like Obama to pass judgment on the society I grew up in. I can only surmise that Obama believes that not enough "white guilt" has been included in the teaching of slavery. After all, this is the same clown who said in his 1995 book that, if it came to war between the U.S. and the Muslims, he would side with the Muslims. This is just another attempt to be divisive for political gain, just like the class warfare that the New National Socialists have been playing for decades. Blame a bunch of people who have never owned slaves and whose ancestors likely never owned slaves to curry favor with people who have never been slaves. My thoughts: Grow up and get over it.

It amazes me that anybody at all thinks that Obama has what it takes to lead this country, when the dork can't even produce an actual certified copy of his actual birth certificate.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

We went to the car races at State Line, Idaho last night. They have an Independence Day program every year, with a demolition derby and fireworks show. It was packed. We all had a great time.

A pet peeve that I have been developing for a few years now has been the tendency to reduce the holiday to "July 4th". Even on the state-printed legal forms that I use on a daily basis the holiday is always referred to as "July 4th". I am concerned that people may forget what the holiday really commemorates if it is only thought of as "July 4th", an additional day off to barbecue and watch fireworks. It's not too much trouble to say "Independence Day".

That's all.

Happy Independence Day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Eyewitless News

All Barack Channel: Michael Jackson's Death More Important Than Your Life

The All Barack Channel (ABC), hot on the heels of last Wednesday's interruption of mindless programming to air Obamaganda on Uncle Sugar's proposed universal healthcare/national bankruptcy, preempts (cancels) the episode of it's news program 20/20 containing John Stossel's critcal look at government run health care. So we get spoon fed drivel from the Obamination via ABC, but no opposing point of view. I guess the New National Socialists really do believe in the Fairness Doctrine they are trying to foist upon anyone who does not agree with the socialist agenda.

I am a big fan of John Stossel and his insightful, commonsense reporting. I especially admire him for admitting that he was once a liberal and became a libertarian, a true believer in individual freedom and individual accomplishments.

So, the All Barack Channel thought that putting the country and future generations into an economic death spiral was so important that it warranted prime time. Stossel's critical analysis of the same topic, one so important that the nation's future could be negatively affected for generations, was preempted by......

Michael Jackson coverage.

I am disgusted beyond words.

The news story is here.

Quote of the Day

The Bill of Rights should serve as a constant reminder of the deep distrust that our founders had of government. They knew that some government was necessary but they rightfully saw government as the enemy of the people and they sought to limit government and provide us with protections.

Walter E. Williams

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Socialist Pigs Seek to Disarm Us

The bastardly Obummer administration is at it again. Another attempt to disarm us. After getting its toe burned off testing the waters of gun control, the New National Socialist Party (Why not? The Obummerites hate Jews* and seek to disarm the population. Shades of 1938) has set its sights a bit lower: pocketknives.

Specifically, the Obummer administration is seeking to redefine the concept of a "switchblade" knife to include assisted-opening and one-hand-opening knives. But wait, they tell us, they only want to ban the importation of assisted-opening and one-hand-opening knives. Those very few remaining American knife manufacturers can go about their business as usual, we are only after those evil, imported knives. The Obummerites propose to do this by changing the importation rules for U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Did I earlier say "shades of 1938"? How about shades of 1989? I am old enough to remember when Bush the Elder (but not wiser) banned imported semi-automatic rifles by executive order. Oh, not to worry, Dear American Citizen, the purpose was to ban only those evil, imported rifles. Then 1994, and the cravenly misnamed "Assault Weapons Ban" went into affect. Our right to own semi-automatic rifles suitable for rebelling against an oppressive government was seriously infringed for TEN YEARS. Ceding any rights whatsoever to government control is the beginning of the slippery slope to losing all rights.

I would like to congratulate Congressman Walt Minnick D-ID for his efforts to fight the Obummer administration's attempts to disarm Americans. I have noticed his efforts because his district is only a few miles from my hometown. Rep. Minnick has valiantly fought the administration's plans and continues to fight for law abiding knife owners. If Rep. Minnick gives as much effort to fighting the Obummer administration's gun ban efforts, he will have earned my respect. I will be watching to see if he caves in to the Democrappic party line.

We should all be monitoring our representatives on this issue, as I believe that the Obummerites are testing the waters for future disarming of the populace. While many have focused on the Second Amendment being a gun issue, guns are only one type of arms. We need to be on the lookout for the Obummerites finding other ways to thwart the Constitution. I believe that the proposed knife ban is just such an attempt.

Bottom line: The Obummer administration fears us. It is not the first administration to fear its Constitutional master. It is, however, the most conniving in its attempts to disarm its master. Government wants us to live in fear, so that we can be controlled. It is high time to turn the tables back and run this country the way our founders intended.

*Obummer's kowtowing and apologizing to every repressive Muslim regime while selling out Israel is all the proof I need that the Obummer administration hates Jews.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

Ronald Reagan saw America as a shining city upon a hill. President Obama sees it as a slum that needs to be torn down as part of a massive reconstruction project.

Burt Prelutsky

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Not Saved or Created by Obummer

I tend to snicker whenever I read (and frequently do read) some boast by that idiot Obummer about the jobs that are supposedly saved or created by his economic Ponzi scheme. Anyone who believes that the government's Porkulus package has saved a single non-government or non-United Auto Workers job is an idiot who deserves to be taxed to death for emitting carbon dioxide.

A couple of months ago I ranted against Obummer raising tobacco taxes and opined that doing so would only hurt the poor. I also commented that because the new taxes would disproportionately affect the poor, it violated Obummer's pledge not to raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000.00 per year.

Now we see that Obummer's new tax not only hurts the poor, but it puts Americans out of work. The company that makes Hav-a-Tampa cigars (cheap, machine-made, but made in America) is closing its Florida plant, putting 495 Americans out of work. I read the story in the Miami Herald.

When will this country finally wake up and say NO to these bullshit social engineering experiments? And yes, I do realize that the additional taxes are to fund the State Childrens Health Insurance Program. However, the source of funds is only temporary. As the State of Washington has found every time it raises tobacco taxes, the tax boon is short lived as people either cut down on use or find ways around paying the tax.

Now, I realize that smoking is bad. However, in keeping with my conservative, libertarian beliefs, I believe that it is personal choice whether to smoke or engage in any other bad habits (although I am firmly against legalizing hard drugs such as meth, cocaine, and heroin). Don't get in my face about my smokes, and I won't torch your jumbo-size bag of Doritos.

We are about to engage in social engineering on a scale that even Hitler, Stalin, and Mao could only envy. From state-run health insurance, government-run car companies, the socialist restructuring of the financial sector, to the hysteria over "global warming" and "green living" we are being herded up like cattle (OK, sheeple) and put in a pen for a managed existence. And to what societal cost? Do people even realize what freedoms are being flushed down the toilet so they can have cradle-to-grave care and "free" asswiping from the Obamanation? How many freedoms, and how many lost jobs, will it take before people reject this crap? The flushing sound just keeps getting louder and louder. It just makes me sick thinking about it.

Ordered Food Storage Buckets

I've been thinking that it's time to start consolidating my food storage into manageable units. I had been resisting the idea of putting food into buckets, what with having to find food-safe buckets, liners, oxygen absorbers, etc. But I started looking around and decided that so many bags of rice, beans, flour, sugar, etc. had to be organized and safely stored, or else I was on the way to begin rodent farming. Not being much into dining on rodents, it was time to find some buckets.

I did some online searching. Man, there are lots and lots of places willing to sell buckets and lids. Many preparedness and survival sites with pricey buckets. Many industrial supply sites that sell by the pallet load. Being the "El Cheapo" that I am, I was determined not to overpay some bucket reseller. On the other hand, I don't think that my prepping is to the stage of needing a pallet of buckets.

I finally found what seems to be a good source which will sell in quantity from one bucket to thousands, and even has quantity discounts. US Plastics has economy food-grade plastic buckets for about three bucks each, about a dollar per lid, and about a buck per bucket shipping. All in all, I ordered twenty buckets and lids, which cost me just shy of a hundred and five bucks, delivered. They won't arrive for a few more days, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they are at least as well made as the "Homer Bucket" from Home Depot.

Although I decided not to upgrade to the heavy duty bucket with gasketed lid and other accessories, US Plastics does have them, along with many other bucket sizes. They are worth a look.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Quote of the Day

Racism has never done this country any good, and it needs to be fought against, not put under new management for different groups.

Thomas Sowell

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pavlov Drives a Taco Truck


Anyone remember Pavlov's dog? You know, the one that would salivate whenever Ivan Pavlov rang a bell? Pavlov gave the dog a snack whenever Pavlov rang the bell. After a while, the dog expected a snack when he heard the bell ring, and started salivating at the sound.

Fast food vendors have applied high technology to the concept. It seems a fleet of Korean taco trucks has come up with the idea of Twittering its customers to let them know when the taco trucks will be in the area. Like Pavlov's dog, the Twitterees start salivating for the snack. Apparently ringing the Twitter bell has been quite successful for the taco trucks.

Read the Newsmax story.

It does, however, make me wonder a bit about the state of our society. What other things can the sheeple be programmed to do at the ring of the Twitter bell?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.

Clarence Darrow

Vote for Most Ridiculous Lawsuit of the Month

Exercise your right to vote today. Vote on this months' Most Ridiculous Lawsuit.

Choices are:

Woman attacked by cheeseburger-throwing homeless man sues restaurant.

Woman burns herself melting wax, sues manufacturer over "dangerous product".

Man sues Chicago White Sox over free t-shirt fired into stands.

Old woman sues over banishment from senior center for bad behavior.

Teacher's aide sues 8-year-old who knocked her over going for ice cream.

Composer sues orchestra for shortening performance of his magnum opus.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

EyeWitless News


The Obama Administration announced today that it is changing the national symbol to the condom. An administration spokesperson stated that the new symbol is more in keeping with President Obama's political philosophy and the change that he is bringing to the nation, in that it allows for inflation, halts production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives you a sense of security while you are actually being screwed.

Thanks to Joe for the faux news.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Quote of the Day

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Newt Gingrich

Oklahoma House Passes Sovereignty Bill, Senate Likely to Follow

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring its sovereignty! Way to go, Oklahoma! Story here.

Chances are good that the Oklahoma Senate will also pass the resolution.

The resolution, HCR 1028, does not require approval by Governor Brad Henry. The Governor had vetoed a previous bill HJR 1003 which also declared Oklahoma's sovereignty.

Cheers to the Oklahoma House, and to the Senate if it passes the resolution as expected. Jeers to Governor Henry.

Apologist for Islamic Fascism bans Michael Savage from Britain

British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, apologist for Islamic Fascism, banned Michael Savage from entering the United Kingdom.

I don't agree with Michael Savage on a number of things, particularly his recently announced opinion against "assault weapons", but I support his right to say what is on his mind.

Britain has no freedom of speech guarantee in its constitution. Britain's constitution also fails to guarantee some of the basic rights taken for granted by Americans. Britain's banning of Mr. Savage should remind us of why we declared independence from that increasingly wretched country.

Now would be the time for Obummer to really give Prime Minister Gordon Brown the snub, except that the Second Carter Administration may be behind the ban. Read Joseph Farah's commentary at World Net Daily.

If Britain's treatment of Michael Savage is an indication of how adrift Britain has become from freedom of expression, it is time to cut ties with the English-speaking banana republic.