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