Friday, December 31, 2010

A Double WTF? For Today

Wild. TV Truther Crew Bloodied By Cops Near Obama Vacation Home

"A Truther TV Crew was roughed up and bloodied by cops down the street from Obama’s $1.4 million vacation home.

Five cars of police officers trailed them, harassed them at a gas station and smashed their camera on the car."
Culture of corruption. Enforce the law but not required to follow it.

Today's "WTF?" Second Chance for an Only One

I saw this on television last night:

Danville Demotion: Former Assistant Chief to lose 18% of pay

"Assistant Police Chief Jerry Cunningham was arrested in October after getting into a fight with his estranged wife's boyfriend."

The detail of this little "fight" can be found upon further reading:
Cunningham claimed he was out for a walk when broke into a home where his wife and the other man were. Investigators said Cunningham tore the screen door off the man's house and struck him. The officer's wife was injured as she tried to break up the struggle.

Two of the charges against him were dropped as part of a plea deal. If Cunningham had been convicted of the felony attempted residential entry or the domestic battery count, he would not have been allowed to own a gun, and could not have been an officer.
WTF? He only gets demoted? I guess the cops are a privileged class. Would the same consideration be given to any number of school administrators in this area who are fired upon being arrested (Not even convicted!) of a DWI? I think not. I'm so weary of this culture of corruption.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spell Checker Society

Automatic correction doesn't mean it's correct.

More From the Indy Boys In Blue

My solution to the (almost daily) fuck-ups by the police here in Central Indiana would be to fire them all (including the Brass) and hire back the competent* ones. All three of them.

Police raid wrong house, gun pulled on 13-year-old child

*And sober.

We want you. . .

Saw this:

Michelle Obama on Deciding What Kids Eat: ‘We Can’t Just Leave it Up to The Parents'

and thought of this:

I'm dreaming. . .

I saw this:

Atlanta weather | Snow accumulations likely on Christmas Day

and thought of Tam. And laughed and laughed and laughed 'cause that's the sort of guy I am.

A Yankee.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Anyone But Lugar - Part Two

Upon seeing this I said to myself, "NO shit, Shermlock!"

Tea Partiers After Meeting Lugar: “Our Ideas of Conservatism Do Not Match His”

By teaching him a lesson of humility and NOT re-electing him to his "throne" we'll be reminding all politicians that WE control their futures.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Sometimes I'm a little slow on the uptake. The other day I and a colleague were in Inlow Hall on the IUPUI campus, home of the Herron School of Art and Design. It's the end of the Fall semester so a lot of student art projects are on display. We passed under this:

and I thought, "Hmmm. Dead babies floating with a kayak. Odd." Then I looked closer. And finally got it. Oh my.

I took a picture.

Monday, December 13, 2010


My dad's cousin Claudia and her husband Stan had a cute little Jack Russell. I can't recall the dog's name. I do recall that the dog found great sport in squirrels to the point that when Stan said, "Squirrel!" the dog would go nuts. I see the same in the Left whenever anyone says, "Sarah Palin!"

Media Creates New Palin Scandal! Sarah Accused of Bringing Hairdresser on Haiti Trip

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Today's "Say it ain't so, Batman!"

Feeling safer 'cause of the "high technology" TSA scanners? Think again.

Pornoscanners trivially defeated by pancake-shaped explosives
It is very likely that a large (15-20 cm in diameter), irregularly-shaped, cm-thick pancake with beveled edges, taped to the abdomen, would be invisible to this technology, ironically, because of its large volume, since it is easily confused with normal anatomy. Thus, a third of a kilo of PETN, easily picked up in a competent pat down, would be missed by backscatter "high technology".
h/t Boing Boing

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A small, petty man.

The other day on Facebook I was asked if I found the current Administration in part or in toto 'bad.' This was coupled with the suggestion by another friend that I might be suffering from ODS ('Obama Derangement Syndrome'). Today I responded by linking to Richard Fernadnez's post:

Carrying It Off

and saying,
Yes. I do. And . . . I will add that I particularly despise Barack Obama as he continues to diminish the Office of the President in ways that George Bush (who I thought to be at best 'adequate' but not intelligent) never did and as also Bill Clinton (who even when regarding his peccadilloes) never did.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I Came, I Saw, I Reported

Saw this over at Drudge today:


In part:
WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the expansion of the Department’s national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to hundreds of Walmart stores across the country—launching a new partnership between DHS and Walmart to help the American public play an active role in ensuring the safety and security of our nation.

“Homeland security starts with hometown security, and each of us plays a critical role in keeping our country and communities safe,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign. This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”
Excellent! Can I report all the illegals in the fucking Walmart I frequent?

How Generous!

I forgot to comment on this when I saw it:

Colts Owner Gives Away Tickets and Cash

In part:
Colts owner Jim Irsay gave away $2,000 cash and four tickets to Sunday's Colts game at Lucas Oil Stadium in a Twitter scavenger hunt.
How generous of ol' big-hearted Jim. After we wrote him a check for $5 million AND built him a stadium.

Jim: Eat shit and die.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Who are the thugs?

After watching this:

And reflecting on the behavior of the IMPD, much less the general behavior of the Only Ones I call BULLSHIT on the notion that 99.9% of the cops are good, respectable policemen. Criminal behavior by police officers as a population appears to be much greater than that of the general populace. We should fear them as much as we fear the criminals from whom they supposedly protect us.

h/t The Real Gun Guys