Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

The best way to understand Obama, and I can't say this enough, he really believes that it's his job to return the nation's wealth to its rightful, quote, unquote, rightful owners. And that means that he believes the people who have wealth have stolen it from those who have no wealth. It's been unfairly achieved and accrued, and it's his job to take it and redistribute it.
-- Rush Limbaugh

h/t Gateway Pundit

Sunday, March 29, 2009

BlogMeet Report

Mrs. Shomes, Shermlock Jr. and I drove through the cold and the snow (flurries) to attend today's BlogMeet.

Old Grouch has the pictoral evidence.

A good time was had on this, Shermlock Jr.'s, birthday.

Blast From The Past

h/t The Real Gun Guys who report that the creator, Bob Basso, has been summoned to the White House by President Obama who is disturbed by the videos.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Well, at least we still have The Mushroom Planet."
-- Turk Turon

Hmmm. I wonder what kind of mushrooms Turk has been "in-jesting?" Hopefully I'll be able to ask him at tomorrow's BLOGMEET!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

And What Big. . .

I truly admire the Japanese. Great commercial. Starts out sweet and nice and then goes somewhere you've not been before.

Tighty Whities

Thank heavens for the Japanese!

Japanese astronaut tests stink-free underwear

Here's film of the test:

More Gun Laws = Repeating the Same Thing . . .

. . . and expecting different results = Insanity.

Robb Allen scoffs at gun laws.

All Hail Our Glorious Leader!

I'm just about apoplectic here.

U.S. Seeks Expanded Power to Seize Firms


Sunday, March 22, 2009

I Think We Can Agree That There's Bias Here

It's interesting to watch the coverage of the AIG Bonus Protests vs. the Anti-Stimulus Protests. I think we know what our Media is doing. As for the MSM chosing to cover the much larger Anti-Stimulus Protests, Instapundit observes:
. . .that would assume that they saw their job as covering actual news, rather than advancing the proper political narrative.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Just give them what they want. . .

. . . and you'll be fine." Sure. Great advice. It always seems to work.

Robbers kill man repairing van on Westside

In part:
. . . Lanza and Jose Garcia, 34, were working on a van in the apartment parking lot when they were approached by three other men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The men robbed Garcia, taking his keys and money. Lanza put up his hands and backed away as the suspects approached him, but the armed man shot him without warning. . .
Better to be armed and defend yourself, eh?

The Four Rules

The Four Rules are:

1. All guns are always loaded!
2. Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy!
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target!
4. Always be sure of your target!

Number four is just as important as the other three and is there to prevent such tragedies as this:

Charges filed in stray-bullet death

Play it once, Sam.

h/t Power Line

Thursday, March 19, 2009


That's the Drudge Report title linking to:

House passes bill taxing fat AIG and other bonuses

On the way back from Michigan today (I was there and in Canada on vacation) I said to my captive audience (Mrs. Shomes and Sherlock Jr.) that I was deeply troubled by the House using taxes as punishment. I went on to say:

"What would happen if they decided that the huge salaries of sports figures were 'bad' and went after them with a 90% tax? What would be said then? What if they decided that other groups in the USA were 'bad?' This is a slippery slope!"

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A Better Quote of the Day

If you can't rely on a criminal's honest nature to follow the laws, it might give people the silly idea that more laws aren't what is needed and then you'll have hundreds of politicians out of a job.
--Robb Allen

Quote of the Day

"We must ensure that our policies enable our news organizations to survive and to engage in the news gathering and analysis that the American people expect."
-- Nancy Pelosi

You mean they're going to actual report news instead of attack conservatives* and prop up the Socialist left? Or maybe that's not what I should expect.

*We libertarians are still apparently under the radar.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dry Spell

I've not been 'feeling it' lately and hence I've been remiss in writing here. Fear not. I'm sure something will set me off in the next few days.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

They've Got It Wrong. . .

Dang Swedes. They're obviously enablers:

Study: Belligerent chimp proves animals make plans

In part:
A canny chimpanzee who calmly collected a stash of rocks and then hurled them at zoo visitors in fits of rage has confirmed that apes can plan ahead just like humans, a Swedish study said Monday. Santino the chimpanzee's anti-social behavior stunned both visitors and keepers at the Furuvik Zoo but fascinated researchers because it was so carefully prepared.

According to a report in the journal Current Biology, the 31-year-old alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a "hailstorm" of rocks against visitors, the study said.

"These observations convincingly show that our fellow apes do consider the future in a very complex way," said the author of the report, Lund University Ph.D. student Mathias Osvath. "It implies that they have a highly developed consciousness, including lifelike mental simulations of potential events."
NO! It proves that chimps are mean nasty vicious brutes just like humans. Ah, but karma caught up to Mr. Hairy Fastball:
For a while, zoo keepers tried locking Santino up in the morning so he couldn't collect ammunition for his assaults, but he remained aggressive. They ultimately decided to castrate him in the autumn last year. . .

Where's That AWB When You Need It?

The Support The Fat Cats Daily again makes a special effort to bring back the Assault Weapons Ban. It starts out like a normal article (well, normal for the Star is saying something glowing about the Lucre Oil Stadium):

7-year-old boy shot in leg on Westside

But then the reporter uses his 133t journalistic skills to tell us that:
Boy was getting into truck when he was hit by assault-type rifle
Ahh, I think I see! Someone threw an AK or AR at the kid? No,
A 7-year-old boy was shot in the leg with an assault-type rifle Monday night on the city's Westside, Indianapolis metropolitan police reported. . . .More than 10 shots were fired, [IMPD Spokesman] Thompson said, and one shot hit the boy in the left leg. The bullet passed through the left leg and lodged in his right leg, Thompson said.
Now I see! Evil rifle hurts innocent child. We need to outlaw those eeevvvvviiiilllll assault rifles and then the criminals will say, "Hey, it's against the law to have an AR like mine! I'll never ever even think about using it from now on. I'll even turn it into the police and come to Jesus!"

I feel all warm inside now.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Circuses and Clowns

I have never found circuses entertaining. In fact I'm repulsed by them. Seriously. When I saw the headline in the Jim Irsay Leg Humper News:

Circus mishap hurts 12 at fairgrounds

I was reminded of how I actively dislike the circus world. And as for clowns, I find them unfunny and unentertaining. Not scary but just sad that that someone actually thinks that they're doing good by being one.

I take that back. The only clown I do respect and feel is doing a true service is Ouchy The Clown.

Making you laugh while I hurt you

Stating the Obvious

The Lucas Oil Stadium Promotion Engine often states the obvious:

Franklin Township school bus driver accused of DUI might lose job soon

You think?

March BlogMeet

March BlogMeet!
And on Shermlock Jr.'s Birthday, too!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Been there. Done that.

I see the HUGE headline at Drudge:


In toto:
Fri Mar 06 2009 17:13:48 ET

Caracas - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called upon US President Barack Obama to follow the path to socialism, which he termed as the "only" way out of the global recession. "Come with us, align yourself, come with us on the road to socialism. This is the only path. Imagine a socialist revolution in the United States," Chavez told a group of workers in the southern Venezuelan state of Bolivar.

The controversial Venezuelan leader, who taunted the United States as a source of capitalistic evil under former president George W Bush, added that the United States needs a leader who can take it to a "higher" destiny and bring it out of "the sad role that it has been given, as a murderous, attacking power that is hated all around the world."

Chavez said that people are calling Obama a "socialist" for the measures of state intervention he is taking to counter the crisis, so it would not be too far-fetched to suggest that he might join the project of "21st century socialism" that the Venezuelan leader is heading.

"Nothing is impossible. Who would have thought in the 1980s that the Soviet Union would disappear? No one," he said.

"That murderous, genocidal empire has to end, and some day there has to come a leader ... who interprets the best of a people who also include human beings who suffer, endure, weep and laugh," the outspoken Chavez said.

And the first thing I thought: Too late. We're already there.

Stimulus Package Explained.

Blatantly stolen from Lisa Kelly's Facebook.

Bumper Sticker

A friend sent me this:

One Big  Ass Mistake America

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Quote of the Day

Shouldn’t a President of the US know that “P/E Ratio” means “price-to-earnings ratio,” not “profit and earnings ratio?” There is a difference.

Imagine, if you will, the media reaction if George Bush had made such a basic economic blunder in a time of crisis.
-- Little Green Footballs

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Alternate Reality

It is. I don't belong here. It must have been that surge when I was using the transporter. I should call Roberta X.

Liberal bias? IU professors find network TV election coverage favors Republicans

Monday, March 2, 2009

More Celebrity Jeopardy!

It's wrong, I know, but I find these clips hilarious!

I Know Someone Famous!

Or soon to be famous:


And on this note, she'll most likely do better than famous people like Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds would have.