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.