Sunday, January 24, 2010

Yep, That Is It Exactly

".........Alternatively, Democrats are trying to write off Brown's colossal victory as the standard seesawing of public sentiment that hits both Republicans and Democrats from time to time. As MSNBC's Chris Matthews explained, it was just the voters saying "no" generally, but not to anything in particular. Except when Republicans win political power, they hold onto it long enough to govern. The Democrats keep being smacked down by the voters immediately after being elected and revealing their heinous agenda. As a result, for the past four decades, American politics has consisted of Republicans controlling Washington for eight to 14 years -- either from the White House or Capitol Hill -- thus allowing Americans to forget what it was they didn't like about Democrats, whom they then carelessly vote back in. The Democrats immediately remind Americans what they didn't like about Democrats, and their power is revoked at the voters' first possible opportunity. Obama has cut the remembering-what-we-don't-like-about-Democrats stage of this process down from two to four years to about 10 months. Folks, I'm convinced that if we all work really hard, we can get it down to three months." Ann Coulter, January 20, 2010.

Yet Another "Shout-out"

Even more pithy commentary from the Euroweanies over at Der Spiegel.

No You Can't !!

"The lesson of Massachusetts: all politics is local only during times of domestic tranquility, but at truly defining moments, all politics is ideological." Lionel Chetwynd, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Consider Massachusetts

Still a bit groggy from staying up to watch Scott Brown's acceptance speech last night. Perhaps there is hope yet for the Republic.

Now we must all do our duty as follows:

1) Identify your two state senators.
2) Address an envelope to each.
3) Enclose a couple of labels off of those old tea bags you have in the pantry.
4) And include a simple note with the words: "Massachusetts; 1/19/2010".
5) Sign your name and be sure to use a return address label.

The Revolution has begun..........................hang on tight!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

"I don't know where I'm a gonna go when the volcano blow"

I can't even begin to imagine the sad state of affairs going on in Hati right now. Combine a city that borders on the dysfunctional under the best of conditions, New Orleans (whoops I mean Port-au-Prince) and a disaster like Katrina (whoops I mean an R7 earthquake) and things can get bad, really bad; hell-fire and pillars of salt bad; definitely enought to ruin your whole day.

But what to do to permanently fix the place?

Once we bail their asses out of yet another disaster and get things cleaned up, I say they will need a steady stream of cash. So the only alternative is to relocate the UN Headquarters from NYC to Port-au-Prince. This would solve everything. Beautiful mountains and tropical breezes would beat a shitty NYC winter any day. The entire country probably could be run with just the proceeds from UN-related parking tickets alone.

But then there is that little issue of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system. But no-problem-mon, if the IPCC can cure anthropogenic "climate change", surely they can handle a little tectonic plate engineering.

"Now We Have A Whitehouse Negro"

The double standard sets up Trent Lott – we’re going to run you out on a rail, but we’ll let Sen. Reid say something like this,” said King. “But let’s bring it up to now. Basically, what he [Reid] is saying is, if you have light skin and a particular education, we’ll let you in the House. If not, you need to stay in the field. I’m sorry, that’s what I hear.Dr. Alveda King; CNSNews, 1/12/2010.

That's what we heard too; from Reid, and from Biden during the campaign;"articulate and clean" was it?

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Statistics You Can Live By

As a gene jock, I never had much need for statistics. As long as DNA was linear and I could manipulate it, things were cool. Statistics were best left to the computer geeks who couldn't find their way to the lab much less open an Eppendorf tube.

But even I can take note of the latest FBI Semiannual Uniform Crime Report for the period January thru June 2009. The blather from the gun control crowd has always been that more guns means more crime. Studies have disputed this over the years but with the advent of the messianic Obama administration, we have here the opportunity to carry out an actual hypothesis-driven experiment in near real time. Hypothesis: Radical left-wing "junior" senator from Illinois somehow gets elected to the white house with a vow to "fundamentally transform America". Gee, how long will it take him to get to our guns? Gun and ammo sales will soar. There will be severe ammo shortages. Prices will rise.

Lucky for us firearms enthusiasts, the libtards are too occupied with health care right now to be bothered with the physical distinctions between assault weapons, semi-autos and true full automatic weapons, you know the basics of firearms that the politicos and state-controlled media can never seem to keep straight. Well guess what, the firearms industry is the one area in the current economy that is actually making it big. If you tried to buy a hand gun in early to mid-2009, forget it. Even today, many areas of the country are seeing severe shortages of both guns and ammo. Need ammo? Forget that. They line up at the truck for that, although in my experience things are beginning to ease up but prices are still high particularly for all but the most popular calibers. Our local WalMart gets their truck in on Tuesdays and Thursdays and if you are there when it arrives you can score but the limit is usually five boxes/customer.

The data: Personal gun ownership rose by 2% over the same period in 2008, but murders in January to June 2009 dropped 10%. So where is the increase in murders?

The average street urchin obviously would not feel threatened by the Great One, and they don't buy legally or go through the background checks like the rest of us anyway. Judging by the number of spent casings we see on the pavement on the 10 o'clock news they aren't particularly good shots either so I doubt they spend much time at the range or buying a lot of practice ammo.
A recent Patriot Post Digest sums it up nicely:

"It looks as if a correlation between gun ownership and murder rates exists after all -- but not the one gun-control crusaders claim."........"Granted, correlation doesn't always equal causation, but the number of privately owned guns rose in 2009 by about 2 percent. During the first six months of last year, national instant background checks jumped by 24.5 percent over the first six months of 2008."........."Indeed, gun manufacturer Sturm, Ruger, & Co. reported that first quarter 2009 production skyrocketed by 69.3 percent over first quarter 2008 levels. The most popular guns purchased were those most commonly used for self defense. Hmm, gun ownership translating into personal safety and lower crime rates. Maybe our Founding Fathers were onto something after all."

In times of trouble there are two precious metals to be had; gold and lead. The lead is preferably at the end of a well made cartridge. See you down on the range, and if you want to try my S&W40, be sure to bring your own ammo.

Friday, January 01, 2010

A racial profile to live by

"Since Muslims took down Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988, every attack on a commercial airliner has been committed by foreign-born Muslim men with the same hair color, eye color and skin color. Half of them have been named Mohammed." Ann Coulter 12/30/2009

Happy New Year !!