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.

Shill or Stooge? American Hunters and Shooters Association

The American Hunters and Shooters Association, which bills itself as an alternative to the National Rifle Association for hunters and sport shooters, has exposed itself as either a shill for Obummer's gun control agenda or a stooge played by the Obamites. The AHSA had endorsed Obummer for President in 2008, with AHSA President Ray Schoenke telling gun owners that Obummer "gets it" on gun rights, largely based upon a single Senate vote, on Sen. David Vitter's (R-LA) amendment to H.R.5441. Said amendment "To prohibit the confiscation of a firearm during an emergency or major disaster if the possession of such firearm is not prohibited under Federal or State law." Schoenke ignored the rest of Obama's record and statements which were anti-second amendment rights.

In post after post after post after post after post after post after post at AHSA, Schoenke stated that Obama was not going to go after people's guns. Schoenke, hypocritically enough, even villified the NRA for endorsing McCain.

After the presidential election, moron Schoenke actually went even further out on his precarious perch of stoogification (or shillification) and pronounced: "So why is the NRA "shooting blanks" these days? Because they don’t get it. The landscape has changed. With the Supreme Court overturning the D.C. gun ban, our gun rights are secure and government confiscation is off the table." Here's the post.

From reading the American Hunters and Shooters Association site, I have come to the conclusion that it is nothing more than pro-Obama/Democrat and anti-NRA propaganda. I have noticed that none of Schoenke's posts in the past year have comments. I have attempted to leave civilly written comments, but none were approved. Apparently ASHA is very Obamite in nature, tolerating no dissent. One would hope that Schoenke and Co. would be amply rewarded for being such faithful Obama acolytes.

It appears that Schoenke and his band of Obamorons did not get their anticipated rewards for such copious Obama bootlicking during the campaign. After Schoenke put his and his organizations credibility on the line by repeatedly endorsing Obama, promising that gun owners had nothing to fear from The One, and trashing the NRA and Sen. John McCain, Schoenke and the ASHA wound up with major egg on their facess. This occurred with the appointment by Obama and subsequent confirmation of Eric Holder as attorney general, and Holder's comments in support of reenacting the misnamed 1994 assault weapons ban.

Ironically, without issuing a formal mea culpa, Schoenke appears to admit he has "been had" in his February 26, 2009 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. In this letter protesting Holder's comments about reinstating the so-called assault weapons ban, Schoenke states, "It is my understanding that the Obama administration continues to state its intention to reinstate that ban." Interesting. Just when was Schoenke aware that the Obama agenda included reinstating the so-called assault weapons ban?

I am waiting for Schoenke's letter of protest to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano about the DHS report labelling second amendment advocates as "right-wing extremists". I am also waiting for Schoenke's letter of protest over Obummer's expressed intention to have the Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking of Firearms (CIFTA) ratified to appease Mexico.

Needless to say, I won't be holding my breath waiting for such letters or for an apology to gun owners from Schoenke or the AHSA. Those clowns do not represent the interests of law-abiding gun owners.

Shill or Stooge? I can't decide.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Quote of the Day

It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.

George Burns

Finally, Something Obama and I Agree On

For this post I will not refer to the president as Obummer or the Second Carter Administration. It appears that I actually agree with him on something. The devil, however, is in the details, so we'll see where this actually leads.

Obama Calls for Crackdown on Offshore Tax Havens (McClatchy News)

It's high time that U.S. businesses start paying their fair share of taxes for their offshore operations. Bermuda, the Netherlands, and Ireland are where one-third of the foreign profits of U.S. businesses are located. These countries all have extraordinarily low tax rates. Does anybody actually believe that U.S. companies actually have much business going on in Bermuda? It's nothing but a tax evasion scam.

I am a conservative who believes in no taxes, but I am willing to concede low taxes for essential government services (such as national defense, customs, and border enforcement). I also believe that everyone should pay their fair share. For a bit of redundancy, I do not believe in progressive taxation.

It has pissed me off for many years that big business can sell out the U.S. worker and shield its income in offshore tax havens. ENOUGH!!!! If Obama's plan is to get these businesses to pay their fair share for access to the U.S. marketplace, I am all for it.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Quote of the Day

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Mark Twain

Friday, May 1, 2009

Quote of the Day

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.

Mao Tse Tung

Apparently, "Eric Himpton Holder" translates into Chinese as "Mao Tse Tung".

Forget About Swine Flu for a Moment

It seems that the Swine Flu is not being all it was hyped to be. The spread does not seem to be exponential and the only significant effects appear to have been in Mexico. While I am keeping a wary eye on the news about Swine Flu, I cannot help but begin to wonder if this is a diversion to keep our minds off of more important matters.

A topic which scares me, and should scare anyone who has been conscious since September 11, 2001, is the issue of Pakistan. The Taliban have been doing quite well in their efforts to topple the government of Pakistan, a member of the nuclear club and the home of A.Q. Khan's laboratory. This subject has not been receiving the news coverage it deserves, but the news I have read foretells some interesting times ahead:

Petraeus: Next Two Weeks Critical to Pakistan's Survival
Essentially, the government of Pakistan could fall to the radical Islamist Taliban in the next two weeks. What then happens to the nukes? What will Pakistan's mortal enemy, India, do? Will conflagration erupt over Kashmir?

Does U.S. have 'Plan B' for Pak Nukes?
Obama supposedly has a Plan B. So, what exactly is Plan B? Supposedly the U.S. may be able to thwart the use of access codes for Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, something that Pakistan supposedly agreed to in February 2009. Story here. Hopefully this is true. Unfortunately, I don't believe it given the tensions between Pakistan and the U.S. over the past year over allegations of the U.S. violating Pakistani sovereignty.

Israel: Pakistan's Nukes Could Fall to Taliban.
Even the Secretary of State for the Second Carter Administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton, commented on the danger: ""I think we cannot underscore [enough] the seriousness of the existential threat posed to the state of Pakistan by the continuing [Islamist] advances," Clinton said, adding that an unstable and nuclear-armed Pakistan would pose a "mortal threat" to the United States and other countries. If she said that, she must believe that the U.S. does not have a handle on the Pakistani nukes. Note that this article was from the Jerusalem Post, not the MSM in the U.S.

If there is danger ahead, I think it is more likely to be from the destabilization of Pakistan than from the Swine Flu. I could be wrong, which is why I have more than N95 masks and rubber gloves in my basement.

Stupid Politician Tricks #1

Connecticut Senate Approves Machine Gun Ban for Children

"HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Connecticut Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would ban children under 16 years old from handling or shooting machine guns."

As usual, the idiocracy of the nanny state was in full display:
"For a young person, a minor, to handle an automatic weapon ... it's like saying that it's OK to pick up a rattlesnake and that it is somehow going to be safe," said Senate President Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn. "It's not going to be safe and it should not be legal and I would think that a lot of folks would be shocked that there was not a law.""

But there was a law, already:
"Three men, including Pelham, Mass., Police Chief Edward Fleury, whose business promoted the gun show, and two men who brought the Uzi, have been charged under Massachusetts law with involuntary manslaughter. Fleury was also charged with four counts of furnishing a machine gun to a person under 18."

And, as usual, the voice of sanity was in the minority:
"Sen. Tony Guglielmo, R-Stafford, who also voted against the bill, said he doesn't think a new law banning children from handling machine guns is necessary and said the government can't always stop the risks of life.

"We've got kids on dirt bikes riding all over the place. We've got them on skateboards doing all kinds of things that are high risk," he said. "You can't take all of the risk out of life. When we drove here this morning, we all took a risk.""