Saturday, January 31, 2009

Marianne Faithfull Saturday

Well, her ability to sing can be debated but, what the hell, here's a song she's best know for:

Marianne does my favorite performance of "I've Got You Babe." Sonny and Cher don't come close to this.

Quote of the Day

Environmentalism and the global warming alarmism is challenging our freedom.

- Czech President Vaclav Klaus commenting on Al Gore' Global Warming movement

Kentucky on Ice, Part Two

It appears that more bloggers are focusing their attention on what's happening in Kentucky. I like this one:


Our Shit Don't Stink!

The title of this post is crude but that's the impression I get when I see headlines like this:

White House: Daschle Had 'Tax Issues,' Shouldn't Bar His Cabinet Confirmation

In part:
The White House has acknowledged that former Sen. Tom Daschle, President Obama's nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, had "some tax issues," which, the administration says, have been resolved and shouldn't bar his confirmation as secretary.

FOX News confirmed that Daschle alerted the Senate Finance Committee, which will oversee his confirmation hearing, that the matter involves more than $100,000 in back taxes and interest for a car and driver that was provided to him for four years by Leo Hindery, a wealthy Democratic donor, longtime friend and business associate of Daschle.
"Some tax issues????" This on top of what I see is an ethics issue, i.e. a "free" car and driver with, I'm sure, no expectations of recompense.

If this happened before January 20th and to a Republican President, what do you think the MSM would be saying?

Friday, January 30, 2009

. . . and this is now.

We got snow here in Indiana. Kentucky got ice. Lots of ice. And I see:

Life after ice storm dire, getting worse in spots

They're hurting down south. But what I find interesting is this:
Local officials were growing angry with what they said was a lack of help from the state and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In Grayson County, about 80 miles southwest of Louisville, Emergency Management Director Randell Smith said the 25 National Guardsmen who have responded have no chain saws to clear fallen trees.

Smith said FEMA has been a no-show so far.

"I'm not saying we can't handle it; we'll hand it," Smith said. "But it would have made life a lot easier" if FEMA had reached the county sooner, he said.
No! Not in Obama's America! FEMA dropping the ball only happens in Chimpy McBushHitler Haliburton's America. And gets reported, re-reported, and re-re-reported by the MSM using outraged tones of indignation and condemnation. But not now. We have Hope and Change now.

Commercial Friday

From the same guy that brought you the warning about orange kittens:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Petula Clark Thursday

Go ahead. Say it. I don't care. I really like Petula Clark. Two of my favorites:

Browning Firearms Design Meme

From the Expert Witness:
By way of tribute to JMB, I propose a sort-of meme for real firearms enthusiasts, collectors, acquisitors, and tinkerers only. Take Tam’s list below and see which of the grand ole guy’s brain children you have. Better, add more detail: Embolden or put a + (plus sign) by those you currently own. Put an asterisk (*) next to those you HAVE HAD but don’t currently. (So many are financially unable to keep ALL the neat guns they’ve had. There was a period that I could only own them sequentially and had to sell or trade off some in order to obtain others.)

Single Shot Rifles:
Winchester 1885

Bolt-action Rifles:
Winchester 1900

Lever-action Rifles:
Winchester 1886
Winchester 1892
Winchester 1894
Winchester 1895

Slide-action Rifles:
Winchester 1890

Recoil-operated Semi-automatic Rifles:
Remington Model 8/81

Blowback-operated Semi-automatic Rifles:
Browning .22 Semiauto

Double-barrel Shotguns:
Browning Superposed

Lever-action Shotguns:
Winchester 1887

Slide-action Shotguns:
Winchester 1897
Remington Model 17 (later the Ithaca 37)
Stevens 520

Recoil-operated Semi-automatic Shotguns:
Browning Auto 5 / Remington Model 11 (+ Rem 11-48 revision of same action)

Blowback-operated Semi-automatic Pistols:
FN M1900
Colt 1903/1908 Pocket Hammerless
FN 1906 Vest Pocket/Colt 1908 Vest Pocket
FN 1910
Colt Woodsman (+Browning Buckmark is a direct descendant)

Recoil-operated Semi-automatic Pistols
Colt 1902
Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer
U.S. M1911
FN G.P. 35

Gas-operated Machine Guns:
Colt M1895
U.S. M1918 BAR

Recoil-Operated Machine Guns:
U.S. M1917/M1919
U.S. M2 Heavy Machine Gun

Automatic Machine Cannon:
Colt-Browning 37mm

h/t Xavier Thoughts

Indy, Snow, and the Super Bowl

Today the Newspaper That Humps Jim Irsay's Leg has a good example of why I hold it in low regard:

Indy confident it could handle snow for 2012 Super Bowl

In typical 'Rah Rah!' fashion, the reporter repeats the statements of David Sherman, director of the Department of Public Works, who, "with calm confidence," said:
"We can handle it," he said, noting that snow on the ground could even add to the party atmosphere, "like at a ski resort."
Yeah. Right. Like a friggin' party in a ski resort parking lot 'cause that's what the Downtown and the IUPUI campus turn into every time it snows, even a little, before rush hour. Everyone leaves work early and all these Hoosier drivers never heard that gridlocking is illegal, much less damned rude and inconsiderate. You never see a cop directing traffic at key intersections or handing out tickets to these fidgets.* David Sherman should get out more when it snows.

Allison Melangton, a senior vice president at Indiana Sports Corp. is also quoted. She's in charge of local Super Bowl operations for that committee.
"I'm 100 percent confident that the city and DPW will have procedures and plans in place that will be 100 percent effective in keeping streets and sidewalks clear for the Super Bowl."
I wonder what those plans will be? Block off traffic from the Downtown if it's going to snow? By the way, she called that one in from Tampa.

*'Fidget' is a contraction of 'fucking' and 'idiot.'

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

That was then. . .

. . .and this is now. Gateway Pundit links to the sole media report about our Savior President, unfamiliar with the layout of the White House, mistaking a window for a door. Do I post this to make fun of Obama? Hell no. I do silly stuff like this all the time. I post because Gateway Pundit nails it with the over-the-top bias of the MSM. As the Pundit sez:
So far there is just one media outlet that dared to report this story on Dear Leader compared to the 9,480 articles that reported the "Bush Beijing locked door."

New Ice Age: Action Needed!

Just checked the Jim Irsay And Other Fatcats Fan Club Bulletin and I see that they report we got 12.5 inches of snow.* Because of this and other phenomenon we're witnessing this season, I want to be first on record, using the same solid, irrefutable science and observational procedures that the Warmies use, to state that we are entering a new Ice Age and call on President Obama to lead the effort to reverse this catastrophe.

*They also report that our mayor, Greg Ballard is "“very satisfied” with the city’s efforts removing snow from the streets." He's the only one. F**kwit.

Update: More evidence via Powerline. I hope Saint Algore gets bit by a polar bear.

No two snowflakes are alike

If that's the case, then there's a shitload of uniqueness out there. There has to be when this happens:
Message sent - 1/28/2009
IUPUI Campus Closed and Classes Cancelled


JagAlert! The IUPUI campus will be closed and classes are cancelled on Wednesday January 28, 2009. For additional information and updates, visit, call 317-278-1600, or stay tuned to local area media, including AM 1610. Again, the IUPUI campus is closed and classes are cancelled. For additional information and updates, visit, call 317-278-1600, or stay tuned to local area media, including AM 1610. Campus will reopen on Thursday January 29. End of message.

I wonder what the view from the porch will be? White?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

This Is Gonna Break My Budget

I'm trying to anticipate the reinstatement of the AWB and now this:

Challenges loom as Obama seeks space weapons ban

Shit. How much does a used Titan IV go for? Or maybe I should see if I can get a Russian import? Anything I can use as a launch platform.

Report from Baker Street: January BlogMeet

Mrs. Shermlock was unable to attend but Shermlock Jr. did. We both chose one of the Broad Ripple Brew Pub's current specials, the African Fire Pork Stew. Excellent!

We had the usual suspects attending with the usual pleasant and fulfilling conversation. We had one new face. Kerry brought his father-in-law: a gentleman with mucho knowledge of firearms and who has given Kerry some pretty nice stuff. Says much for the way Kerry treats his wife! Or had better treat his wife!


Here's a picture of Shermlock Jr. who had taken the above picture. Brigid was kind enough to take this one. Note Shermlock Jr.'s l33t sk1llz in totally upstaging Roberta X.

BlogMeet Today

Don't forget!

The January Indy BlogMeet
Broad Ripple Brew Pub
3:00 PM

Be there!

NRA Membership

Oh, with all the Leftist/Liberal undie-twisting regarding Senator-designate Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and her top rating with the NRA, I made sure this morning to renew my NRA membership.* So to you who consider the NRA a troublesome enemy of your little fascist plans to eliminate one of our basic civil rights: Good work!

*I will NOT become a life-time member of the organization as they sometimes do things to piss me off. Their calling me to vote Republican this last election was one. Fat chance I'd vote for a party that stabbed us in the back.

"Gun Show Loophole"

Though my readership is small, er, very small, er, extremely small, er, wouldn't fill a school bus (some might say even a short one!) I had the urge to write a rant on the anti-self defense/anti-civil rights/gun grabbers fixation on the "gun show loophole" and call it for the lie it is: Behind all the bullshit they want to stop the private sale of firearms ANYWHERE. But I see someone has already written a well-thought editorial on the subject:

Gun show sales not big source of problems

h/t Alphecca

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Senate Bill 12: Common Sense

I wholly support Senate Bill 12 that will prohibit a state college or university from regulating in any manner the ownership, possession, carrying, or transportation of firearms or ammunition.

And State Sen. Johnny Nugent writes to defend himself and his bill. He also repeats something that I all ready know: Colleges and universities can't take away the right of self defense without paying the consequences when its found that they can't defend you after disarming you.

I'm sure, though, that IUPUI's Office of External Affairs is working hard for our university's Administration to keep us disarmed and helpless by lobbying heavily against this bill. Thanks, guys! It's nice to know you care.

Questions? Don't question me!

Ann Althouse nails it.

Tam's Birthday

It's Tam's birthday today!

Go wish her a happy b-day!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Today Is The Day After Tomorrow

Don't ya just feel it? The Hope and Change? A new president. A new cabinet. . .hey, wait a minute. I recognize you sons of bitches. You're part of the crowd that retroactively raised my taxes in 1993 causing me to give the government even MORE of my money the next year. Fuck. You. Where's the Change?

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

People Not Like Us

Grandmother accused of biting infant
WINCHESTER, Ind. -- Authorities say a Winchester woman accused of biting her 6-month-old granddaughter blamed the teeth marks on the family dog.

A probable cause affidavit says that 57-year-old Penny L. Huston also suggested to officials that the infant might have bitten herself. . .

Court documents say Huston insisted she didn't have enough teeth to bite the child, but police say gaps in her teeth "could very possibly" line up with the bite marks.

Police could not explain the cleat marks on the infant's backside. . .

Shermlock Shomes: Patriot

I will speak Truth to Power. I will show my patriotism by opposing the President and dissenting. I will. . .what? That was before and this is now? Oh.

h/t Sharp as a Marble

Monday, January 19, 2009

Who to Blame?

I saw this coming. With Bush gone, who would the MSM and Mainstream Media have to blame when things went wrong? Why, Bush of course! Others see it, too.

Obama Administration Makes “Last 8 Years” Official Scapegoat for the Next Four Years

The Day After Tomorrow

I saw Pointman's post "Why is Gasoline $1.99?" and his answer,
Because we can’t have gasoline prices cheaper when Bush leaves office than when he came into office - which was the situation 2-3 weeks ago.
and it reminded me of conversations with my brother who said, when we were discussing the Economy being in the crapper, that things would immediately get better after Obama becomes president because the Media will write it that way.

You watch. I bet he's right.

We have Obama because of?

The keynote speaker at IUPUI’s 40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner was Black Entertainment Television host, producer and commentator Jeff Johnson. He, I was told, said we have Barack Hussein Obama II because of George Bush. I disagree. I think we have him in part because of the Mainstream Media's solid support for him.

And the MSM has won the 2008 Fiskie!

Don't Forget! January BlogMeet

Don't forget! The Indy BlogMeet for January takes place this coming Sunday. Mark it on your calendars! All are invited!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday Night Tom Jones

He's been in my head for a while. I'm letting him out.

And a bit more recent.

"Through Agni man finds prosperity. . ."

This previous week, just before The Last Big Cold, one of our friends related that she'd just returned from a conference in, I think, Ottawa, to discover that her electric furnace wasn't working. All the elements had failed. So she was running the blowers and stoking the wood burning stove. And, of course, hoping that the furnace folks would show before the Big Cold hit. Another friend who was part of the conversation said that he was going to have his furnace serviced on Tuesday but the repairman had called in sick and that they were instead coming on Friday, the day of the Big Cold. All the time I'm saying, "You guys are going to jinx me! Shut up! SHUT UP!" In my head, that is.

Well, our forced air electric furnace chugged on through the days the The Last Big Cold (despite being the original furnace installed in 1977*) and kept the house warm enough. It even turned off now and then which meant that it wasn't underpowered for the weather. My thoughts are that it did that as The Big Cold came during the week. And shit doesn't break during the week. Yesterday (a Saturday) when I returned from running errands (I don't have anyone to go shooting with like Tam and Roberta do. -sniff-) I thought I heard the furnance blowing a little unevenly. And when it turned off, it rattled. When I manually turned the blower on, it blew OK. But I didn't trust it.

When we moved into this house in 1997 the real estate agent suggested we get a home warranty. It costs me forty-some bucks a month and the expectation that if someone does come to service or replace an appliance, a deductable of (now) $60. Some might think that a bit pricey but it does give me some piece of mind. And it's gotten us one air conditioning unit, two water heaters, one coupling unit in a washer, one repair of a dryer and one motor in a dryer, and one garbage disposal. So being mistrustful of our furnace, I called the company and arranged for someone to come and look at the furnace. I didn't feel it necessary to say it was an emergency so I accepted their having someone contact me on Monday. Getting off the phone I, obsessive as I am (Thanks, Mom!) turned on the blower just to double-check. HUUUUUMMMMMMMMM. Shit. F**k. Damn.

Now I'm back on my cell phone waiting on hold to talk with the warranty company with no guarantee I'll see anyone until at least Monday. Hold times are about a half hour as we're not the only cold place in the country and I'm most likely not the only person with a failed furnace. So to increase odds that I'm going to have the furnace at least looked at, I called a local company who we had inspect the furnace back in 2005. (The warranty company won't pay for that despite the logic of it being cheaper to regularly inspect and service rather than replace.) They'll send someone out late afternoon. In the meantime the warranty company says that they'll change the status of the service request and work down a list of companies and try to get someone out on Saturday. If I don't hear from them by late afternoon, I was to call them back. I figure that I'll cancel the non-warranty service if I luck out.

While waiting for my scheme to play out I bring in the oil-filled space heater we bought to take the edge off the temperature in the garage (semi-heated) where Pumpkin and Pie stay in a dog crate when we're not at home. The space heater happily keeps the temperature at 66 degrees in the core of the house. Good! I'm contacted by the home warranty company. Someone's coming out between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Great! I call the local company and cancel the non-warrantied service call.

At around 4:00 PM the serviceman shows up and puts a new motor in the blower of our furnace. Sixty bucks. The moral of the story? Don't let your friends put the jinx on you. If they start talking about something breaking, cover your ears and go, "LA LA LA LA!" as loud as you can.

*Gawd, Ancient Times. In 1977 I was nineteen years old and on UW-Madison's College Year in India Program the one year that the northern campus was at Agra (City of the Taj!) studying Hindi at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Here for English link).

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Unarmed Victim Zone

Just received the following in my IUPUI E-mail:
Subject: [IUPUISAFETY-L] Crime Alert-Robbery

An IUPUI employee reported at approximately 6:45 p.m. on January 16, 2008 she was approached by two people sprayed with a liquid and robbed of her purse in IUPUI Lot 69 at 800 W. North Street.

There are two suspects. The first is described as black, possibly female, approximately 5’3”, thin build, wearing a short white coat and dark pants. The second suspect is described as black with a thin build. The suspects were last seen running south on Blake Street from North Street.

If you have information about this or any crime at IUPUI, contact the IUPUI Police at 317-274-7911.
For a sense of where this occured:

Nice. Thanks for keeping us safe and those nasty ol' guns away, IUPUI! Maybe you need to make our campus a 'Spray-free Zone' as well.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Night Music

Something from the Eels Electro-Shock Blues:

It's not a 'happy' CD at all; the compositions being inspired by Mark Everett's sister's suicide and his mother's terminal cancer. At one point I was listening to this CD a lot. The song "Last Stop: This Town" stuck in my head and one night I had a very odd dream that I suspect was inspired by it:

I found myself driving into a small town that was vaguely familiar. I wondered why I was alone and where Mrs. Shomes and Shermlock Jr. were. I seemed drawn to make a stop at the local library where I was greeted by a number of the employees as if they had known me for a long time.

"I didn't expect to see you back here after the funeral." said one woman. I played along, not wanting to appear totally clueless. After some conversation that included the observation, "We still miss the brownies that she baked." I filled enough blanks to come to the conclusion that I had a wife who had made a deep and abiding impression on all in the town but had passed away a few years before and in deep mourning, I had left the town never to come back. The rest of the dream was me trying to get a notion of who this woman was that I had married and then lost while at the same time trying not to let those around me know that I had no memory of my wife, the people, or the town.

Sometime, if I ever get the muse, I'd like to write something based on that dream. Something of a fantasy that at the core has the amnesiatic search I found myself in.

Open Letter To Tam: First Robin

Dear Tam:

A few minutes ago I looked out the back door and saw a robin up in our crab apple tree in the back yard. Harbinger of Spring! Unfortunately he flew away before I could take his picture.

Nothing lost, though, as he was one sorry-looking sonofabitch.



And The Gun Salesman Of The Year?

Barack Hussein Obama II.

And I'm still kicking myself for not getting an AK-47 last year when I knew this* was coming.

h/t Gateway Pundit

*An administration filled with gun-grabbers and a probable return of the AWB.

They Need Comfort!

After yesterday's inane IndyStar editorial opposing guns on campus (see below), I found the following over at Rustmeister's Alehouse:
(Memphis, TN 1/15/2009) LeMoyne-Owen College is on lockdown after a robbery during class.

A student tells us a man with a wig walked into a class on campus with a gun and demanded purses and wallets.

18 students were in class at the time.
All I can say to the anti-self defense/gun banners there at LeMoyne-Owen College is:

And to the administrators here at IUPUI: I or my survivors will sue the shit out of you if and when something happens to me while I'm on our 'gun-free' campus and you've disallowed me from defending myself.

h/t Sharp as a Marble

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No Comfort From Guns On Campus

At least according to the Official Colts Propaganda Sheet, AKA the Indy Star:

Guns on campus: Not a comforting thought

In part:
Those are wishful thoughts for many reasons; but that hasn't stopped gun rights advocates across the nation, including Indiana state Sen. Johnny Nugent, from promoting abolition of the general ban on gun-packing on campus by non-security personnel. Nugent says Senate Bill 12, which would abolish the authority of universities to prohibit weapons, would make campuses safer by giving everyone a chance to defend himself. The people who run universities say the opposite would happen, and we agree
The rest of the editorial is filled with the usual talking points of the anti-self defense/gun-banning crowd. Stuff like the old chestnut of the dangers of riotous drunk and armed students:
Far more likely is the prospect of tragedy resulting from random possession of firearms in a dense population of young people, where arguments, fights, alcohol, inexperience and rash judgment already make for a volatile mix. When college administrators already are losing sleep over the epidemic of binge drinking, the vision of free-flowing concealed weapons has to be the stuff of nightmares.
Such fictional imaginings take precedence over any concern for a young African-American woman, coming out of an abusive relationship, who is forced to wait for the city bus at night by herself. Or the Armed Forces Veteran, trained in weaponry, who has returned to complete her degree and takes night classes and feels uncomfortable walking through a dark parking lot to her car. Or someone like me who teaches an evening class and would like to take the bus home from downtown but feels it unsafe after being disarmed by IUPUI.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Be seeing you!

Prisoner star McGoohan dies at 80


IU president's son arrested on pot charges

In toto:
The son of Indiana University president Michael McRobbie faces marijuana charges after police searched his dorm room on the Bloomington campus.

Lucien R. McRobbie, 18, was arrested Saturday and faces preliminary charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

A resident assistant in the McNutt Quad smelled the marijuana smoke and contacted the IU police department, The Bloomington Herald-Times reported. Police searched McRobbie's room and found marijuana.

McRobbie, a freshman, was booked into Monroe County Jail and released on his own recognizance, the Indiana Daily Student newspaper reported.

"The president considers it a private family matter and it will be handled accordingly," IU spokesman Larry MacIntyre told the Daily Student.

MacIntyre said the specifics of student disciplinary matters are not made public. "He will be treated just as if he was any other student," he said. "We treat all students the same regardless of who their parents might be.
Part of the requirements of being an IU spokesman is being able to say shit like that with a straight face.

Need extra money?

If this wasn't on our local Credit Union I'd be leery.

You Don't Need A Weatherman. . .

Tam usually has something to say about the weather. She's eerily quiet today.

Update: Tam blames Canada.

Monday, January 12, 2009

I'm STILL Out Of It. . .

Mrs. Shomes and I were in the mall yesterday and I saw this in the makeup section of JCPenney:

I was so flabbergasted that I took the above picture with my cell phone. I initially had the picture of all sorts of little girls running around painted blue. Then I found that the Smurfette Collection was for real. And just so wrong in so many ways.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

UPDATE! - January BlogMeet

No consensus on a date for a January BlogMeet. As soon as I hear, I'll post!

UPDATE: Roberta X sez, ". . .let's Blogmeet on the 25th!" I'm with that!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Please Take Me Off This List"

is something I see on a number of the mailing lists I (for professional reasons) subscribe to. I guess the folks in the State Department are much like my colleagues:

State Dept E-mail Crash After "Reply-All" Storm

I'm Out Of It. . .

. . .in so many ways. I just watched the posting Schuster Owned By Zeigler On MSNBC Regarding Sarah Palin over at Flopping Aces. I picked up on the tone used when describing John Zeigler as, "a former conservative radio talk show host" who has produced a "new conservative documentary." I now finally see that "conservative" is a pejorative.

I'm waiting for the same to be done to "libertarian." Or perhaps it's been done already and I've just missed it.

Schrödinger's Lottery

Every week I buy three Powerball Lottery tickets, the numbers based on the Shomes' birthdays. I regularly miss ALL the numbers and never match even one, much less the Powerball number. But. . .I'm sort of stuck doing it as I figure the one time I don't play these numbers they'll come up and some less-deserving soul will get my money.

My father would say about his weekly purchase of a lottery ticket, "For a buck you can dream," and I understand what he meant. As I await tonight's drawing I'm in that quantum state of being both a winner and a loser.

Part of me figures that if I win, Shermlock Jr. and I will turn into something of the characters played by Peter Sellers and Ringo Star in The Magic Christian:

I've always liked Thunderclap Newman's "Something In The Air!" and somehow I find this clip resonates with the current "Bail Us Out!" movement.

Another gem from this film (Extra credit if you immediately identify the person singing to Roman Polanski):

And one of the better interpretations of Hamlet:

CNN Thinks We ALL Have "STUPID" Tattoos

Confederate Yankee analyzes what is for any reasonable, thinking person a piece of Hamas propaganda that CNN dutifully labeled 'legitimate news' and broadcast. When called on this, CNN continues to sell the pig's ear as a silk purse.

And people wonder why I refuse to watch CNN.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January BlogMeet Date and Place?

I think it's time again to discuss where and when a January Indy BlogMeet should take place. The Broad Ripple Brew Pub? January 18? Or January 25? Mrs. Holmes is off the 18th so I admit that to be my preference. And while Roberta X will most likely produce a very spiffy graphic (and something far beyond my abilities) for the BlogMeet, I offer an alternative and owe Firesign Theatre a tip of the hat:


Roberta wants your input on the date.

Nazis and. . .

The other day Tam said:
As far as I'm concerned, enough machine guns and dead Nazis will cover for nearly any movie-making sin. I can't think of a single movie, from It's A Wonderful Life to Mary Poppins, that wouldn't be improved by a whole bunch of machine guns and dead Nazis.

For me, it's Nazis and flying saucers:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Saturday Night Music

Can't embed it so please follow the link. A real mystic video:

Rickie Lee Jones: Falling Up

NOW We Get Details. . .

Our local newspaper, AKA the Jim Irsay Fan Club Newsletter, normally is very vague on the identity of firearms that are used in the commission of a crime. They defer to 'gun.' Not now. In the article, "S. Indiana teen hit by a stray bullet" they go the extra mile to say:
A 13-year-old girl was in her Floyd County home when she was struck by a round fired from an AR-15 rifle. . .
Do you think their identification of the weapon as a firearm that is considered by many as an "assault rifle" might have something to do with a climate that will welcome a ban on such weapons? Naw. . .that can't be.