Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Surprises

They're pitching them to me underhanded:

Gamestop Sells Porn-Filled Nintendo 3DS To Santa For 5-Year-Old

Let's see, in no particular order:

I know what I want for a gift come next Xmas.

I see a market niche here.

"The 3DS came from GameStop and was supposedly refurbished. Instead, nine pornographic pictures remained in its library." That's not porn-filled in my book. I'd would have demanded a refund or a replacement that's actually filled with porn.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Shouldn't Happen To A Dog

I just finished reading another warm holiday story, this one about the cops shooting a dog in the owner's yard while the cops were searching for fugitives in the vicinity.

I can only draw from the large number of such incidents that this is somewhere in the police general policies and procedures: 'Dogs need to be shot. If you're out on a call, and there's a dog nearby, shoot it. This particularly pertains to raids or even visits to the wrong address.'

We can be grateful that they only use the taser on the mentally challanged, old women, and children. So far.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Government Control Of Technology

I saw this over on Facebook:

And commented:

Exactly! No one needs a vehicle that can go more than 55 mph. I think the Government should expand its powers beyond controlling the technology allowed for firearms (e.g. 30 round magazines) to ALL technology. You don't need a hard drive larger that 200Gb. Large hard drives should be outlawed. You'll just use the extra space to store pirated videos and music. And likely porn, too!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

New Informant

Added to my informants:

Taking Sense Away

"Confessions of a Former TSA Screener. Views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of the TSA. Obviously."

One of my favorite observations:

"I’ve known a few screeners who went from TSA on to the FBI, and who assured me that they pretty much have to do their best to hide their previous employer from their new FBI buddies in much the same way that a child molester tries to hide his crime from prison mates. "

Friday, November 30, 2012


Sign at work.

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Smile To Start Your Day

Gun Store Owner Who Banned Obama Supporters Says 'Business Is Booming'

This put a smile on my face. The owner also reports, ". . .that he has been receiving death threats saying, “Just comes with the territory I guess.” The Left threatening violence? Say it ain't so, Batman!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back To The Future, Part II

This is what I liked about OS/2. From Stupid OS/2 Tricks:
Deleting "undeletable" objects

If you find you have an undeletable object, this trick sometimes (but not always) works.

1. Insert a floppy disk in a floppy drive.

2. Open the Drives object.

3. Drag the undeletable object to the floppy drive object. Make sure that you are moving the object (you can ensure this by holding the Shift key while dragging).

4. Format the floppy disk.

New York Times -hearts- Big Government

A Big Storm Requires Big Government

Bullshit. In situations like this I'd prefer the Armed Services to use their abilities of organization and deployment. And least we can turn them off until we need them again. You can can't turn off Big Government.

New York Weather Report

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Barry Throws Islam Under the Bus

For the past week I've been busy on a project and have purposely stayed away from the news as I knew it would draw my attention and I wanted to concentrate on this project and give it my full energy. So here's my take on the whole Benghazi Bungle:

President Obama is throwing an entire religion under the bus. Sending Ambassador Rice out to say that the attack was not premeditated when the Libyans (and others) are saying that it was, just to save his sorry ass and get re-elected is basically saying that a poorly made YouTube video critical of Islam or an attention-seeking pastor with a handful of parishioners burning a Qur'an will set off these violent, primitive, backwards yahoo-s. This panders to both the Left and the bigots on the Right in its denigration of Islam.

Hmmm. Maybe Barry is a uniter after all. . .

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tropical Storm Isaac

Used to be a hurricane. Tam predicted it wouldn't be much. She may be right. At least it's enough to wash the dog pee off my back deck.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Greed And Duplicity

I had heard rumors about this. And wasn't surprised.

IU may lease parking spaces in Indy, Bloomington

What I'd like to get through to members of the University community is that the University Administration is essentially looking for a company that will be a proxy to get half a billion dollars out of the already over-charged students and under-compensated faculty and staff. The University will get the money up front from the company and then that company that has "leased" our parking will then have leave to get back the money they "paid" to the university through parking fees, fines, service charges, etc. And of course they get to make a nice profit as well.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Just When You Think They've Run Out Of Stupid

Like a fool, I decided to read the details and comments to:

What’s The Best Way For A Cashier To Handle Problem Child With Complaining Mom?

My only consolation is that when King Shermlock the Extreme's reign begins, these sorts of people will forcefully recruited into building my memorial pyramid that will be three-times higher than Cheop's. But I'm not concerned as there's more than enough fucktards out there to pull the blocks.


And I've no problem with using the little ones, too. They're learn some discipline.

Friday, August 3, 2012


There's supposed to be some sort of counter-protest "Kiss-In" at Chick-Fil-A today.

An office buddy and I are going and we're gonna stand around. When asked what we're there for, we're going to say, "We're here to watch the hot lesbian babes kiss!"

You think that'd upset anyone?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Today's Hit of Hypocrisy

The Campus Center at IUPUI has a Chick-fil-A. Every once in a while this happens:

IUPUI students start petition to expel Chick-fil-A from campus

Normally a few days pass and hunger defeats outrage. I do enjoy this meme that points out the hypocrisy.

Today's Canine Antics

A good Manhattan requires a pickled mushroom as garnish. Cherries are for girly men. I pickle my own by putting white vinegar and pickling spices in a Ball jar and drop in canned mushrooms. As I was pickling my mushrooms today, one got away. Gumdrop the Goof (the one parti-colored Cocker Spaniel we have)snagged it and rather than bolting it down, savored it in front of the other three Cocker Spaniels (Pumpkin, Pie, and the visiting Tori.) I suspect canned mushrooms are the only thing this dog will not quickly swallow. Interesting.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

If you can't say anything good. . .

Yesterday Roberta X offered up a complement to our President for his having the decency for refusing to name the killer of the people in the Augusta, CO movie theatre, thus denying him even more fame. I found it difficult to offer up a "me, too" in the addended comments, being compelled by my inner cynicism to think the worse of Barry. I suppose, in hindsight, that I should say something good about the President. Here it is: He almost makes me miss Bill Clinton.

Seriously, I've gotten to the point where I cannot find anything at all good to say about Barry. I'm to the point where I cannot watch or listen to any of his or his wife's speeches. I will turn the channel if his face appears on my television. One might say, "Well, now you understand how some people felt about George W." Yeah, but they were wrong. My hatred of Barry is right and honorable.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Peace Officers?

No. They're at best "law enforcement officers" who serve to confiscate money from citizens to fill the coffers of local and state government. And, of course, maintain their authority through thuggery, bullying, and general violence.

h/t Advance Indiana

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Inquirying Minds. . .

Talk about your record, Mr. President. And if you don't want to talk about your record for the last four years, talk about what you did in Chicago from 1992 to 2004. Tell us about those years. Really.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Credit Where Credit Is Due

Saw this:

Local Woman Constructs Solid Business Model

and immediately thought, "Bitch, you didn't do nothin'. Someone else made that happen." Channeling President Barry, of course.

Another Chance

Y'all may have seen the news about Indy bidding to host another Superbowl. Of course the last one cost more money than it made. And the taxpayers are still paying for it. I'm thinking this is like hoping for another dinner invitation from the guy who raped you on the last date figuring that this time he'll be nicer.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"South of the border. . .

. . . down Mexico way," to quote the song, the police have a history of corruption and bribery. Once a friend, while defending the character of the police here in El Notre, observed that they don't have the institution here. Ha!

Utah speed traps spur police probe

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Peace And Quiet

I hope.

Personal Fireworks Prohibited in Indianapolis

Banning personal firework displays is one of the few intelligent things our Idiot Mayor has done. Our drought conditions demand it. And it'll piss off the hillbillies next door but at least we'll have a quiet 4th of July and the dogs will not be freaked out.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Hey, I'm missing a fork over here!

I know the real reason why:

Forkless Friday at Obama event

-Does a fork or dinner knife pose an unacceptable danger to President Barack Obama? One wouldn’t think so, given the hundreds of lunches and dinners he’s attended ranging from state dinners to political fundraisers to run-of-the-mill stops on the rubber-chicken circuit. However, at one such lunch Friday afternoon, guests heard an unusual announcement that they needed to hand over their silverware for security reasons.
They're not confiscating forks for security reasons; it's 'cause they don't want someone poking Obama with one to see if he's done.

You don't need a weather man. . .

I've got a bad feeling about this:

House bill extends TSA intel sharing to mass transit

For one thing, it means the tick is burrowing in and it'll be harder to remove it. But apparently we don't need to worry about the TSA showing up at our local bus stop:

Transit riders probably won't see more TSA agents in subways or bus stops, though, Speier said. The expanded TSA role falls more on analysts, [Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), the bill's sponsor] said.
Hey, my pant leg is wet. It must be raining.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Debt and Higher Education

I snickered when I saw this:

IU to offer financial literacy program to students

In part:

Indiana University says it's rolling out a financial literacy program to give students the tools to complete college without excessive debt.
It's sort of like going to your pusher to get advice on how to cut back on your drug use. My advice: Drop out of school and learn a useful trade. Then, and only then, think about going to college.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Today's WTF?

Pervy Perp Again Busted For Sex With Teddy Bear

An Orchard

Just a few bad apples?

6 Marion County deputies have been fired or resigned in 3 months

No. As I've said before, it's a culture of corruption. Are they "getting rid of the bad apples?" Only the ones that are stupid enough to get caught. They make it difficult for the ones who want to keep the Bully and Intimidate Train running.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Voted Today

They moved my polling place to a church I pass when I walk to the bus stop. Very convenient. I voted already.

Fuck you, Lugar.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Reading A Dog's Mind

Saw this: Study Aims To Read Dogs' Thoughts and thought, "It's been done and the results published."

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Xavier Returns

At least for one post:

Sentencing in the Danziger Bridge Massacre

At one point Xavier says:
. . .I first began blogging on the Danziger Bridge Massacre in 2005, two months after hurricane Katrina, I discussed the incident with many police officers who were both friends and acquantiences. To a man they all believed that the murderers involved would ultimately be vindicated. How is it that police officers can be so blinded by a badge that they cannot discern murder when it is under their very noses? It's disgusting. Shameful. Sad. This is the reason that no intelligent citizen can trust police officers in the United States any longer. They have removed themselves from society, mentally placed themselves in a special place with special privileges and they view citizens as either criminals or criminals in waiting.
I agree 100%.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today's "You think?"

'Blacks are under attack,' says Jesse Jackson

You think?

But of course the Reverend Race-baiter means African-Americans are under attacks by whites, not other African-Americans. Or 'white Hispanics' as Ace reports the Media identification of the shooter in the Trayvon Martin case. Maybe it's better to refer to the teen gang-banger here in Indy, Dai-Twon Williams, as a 'white African American' just to be consistent in the blame-game.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

"Hi! I'm from Michigan!"

I only live in Indiana. And despite living here for almost fifteen years, I've never seen myself as a Hoosier and likely never will. It's just one of those things. And when I regularly see stuff like this:

Lugar v. White, a Shameful Demonstration of How the Law is Not Applied Equally in Indiana

I'm glad I'm not from around here.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Photo ID Required

The cartoonist forgot, "Exercise your 2nd Amendment Rights."

h/t Power Line Blog

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Today's Only Ones: A Whole Barrel

The knee-jerk, non-thinking, "Oh it's just a few bad apples," defense of the police just doesn't work any more. I don't care if they haven't institutionalized baksheesh like Mexican cops. And I know when the fit hits the shan, they'll continue to support the oppressors as in their minds that's how they can continue to maintain their power and authority as a fraternity of bullies and thugs. With regards to the latter I submit for your consideration:

Is James Roberts III Shielded From Justice?

h/t TFS Magnum

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dylan Again

Rather than look to Yeats to describe the coming election, I'd rather share Dylan's yearning for someone who we could truly follow.

You Don't Have To, Either.

Monday, February 27, 2012

I'm Confused

"A supporter of the Human Rights Network group wears a mask of U.S President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck while holding the U.S flag during an anti-American rally in Karachi February 26, ... "

I'm confused. If Pakistani-s do this is it still racist?

Cognitive Connect

I saw this headline:

Surprisingly Effective Workouts You Can Do with a Towel in 20 Minutes or Less

and immediately thought of this:

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Yes, I stole the title of this post from Billy Corgan. But it's been my more common mood for a little over the last decade. I used to be able to tell myself, "Well, this, too, shall pass. Things overall are always getting better." I don't think so any more. The changes this country has gone through, particularly in the last three years, has left me wondering if someone stepped on a butterfly and now I'm stuck in a world that shouldn't have been.

Thought Of The Day

We've been subsidizing stupid for so long, it shouldn't be a surprise that there's an overwhelming amount of it.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Great Cinema

I've got a birthday coming up.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Speak Ill Of The Dead

Yes, I do it from time to time. Today it's about Whitney Houston, dead at 48. I'm going to have to put up with days and days of eulogies, tributes, and memorials and endless talk of her "tragic death." Well, here's news for you: Her death wasn't tragic. Her death was stupid. She made the decision to do stupid things and died in a stupid way.

Oh, and maybe I'm the only one, but I didn't enjoy her singing. If I wanted to listen to someone yodel, I'd force myself to listen to Wanda Jackson.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Why Boing Boing Still Pisses Me Off

From time to time Boing Boing comes up with whimisical things that entertain me or in the case of my previous post, injustices that I feel need to be exposed as much as possible. But at the heart of Boing Boing is the pervasive Religion of Liberalism that embraces hypocrisy, cognitive disconnect and the parroting of talking points ad nauseam. (Something like NPR.) Here's a good example from Boing Boing:

The oldest thing in the world
The oldest living thing on Earth is a massive "meadow" of sea grass growing in the Mediterranean between Spain and Cyprus.
Wait for it. . .
It's somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 years old and reproduces by cloning itself.
Wait for it. . .
Also, it's being killed by climate change.
There it is! Never fails.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Today's Only Ones

I know some of y'all still defend the police and say that such actions are rare. I still feel that a culture of bullying, violence, and corruption is common in police forces. They do not protect and serve.

Nevada police beat the hell out of man immobilized with diabetic shock, screaming "Do not resist, motherfucker!"

Friday, January 27, 2012

Super Bowl Dumbassery

We've been having a rash of accidents near where I work the last few days. This is Michigan Street looking west through the West Street intersection along the "Super" route for the Super Bowl yesterday afternoon. As of this morning it's been fixed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cop or Soldier?

Interesting test. I failed miserably.

Cop or Soldier?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Practice Test

Our local officials are in a hurry to say they're ready:

Indianapolis Says It Passed Super Bowl Snow Test

Sorry, boys. If an inch and a half of blowing snow "challenged road crews," you're fucked. I grew up in Michigan, went to grad school in Wisconsin, and lived in the hills of Pennsyltucky for five years. I've seen snow. This was a dusting. Keep hoping.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Civil Rights on State-funded University Campuses

Late last year I was part of a group that met with Indiana State Senator Jim Banks to discuss his sponsoring a bill that would prohibit universities that receive state money from taking away our constitutional right to carry a firearm on campus. Being busy, I hadn't keep track of any progress of this until running across the Indiana University Statehouse Report today and seeing:
SB 181 Possession of Firearms on State Property: The bill prohibits a state agency, including a state supported college or university, from regulating the possession or transportation of firearms on land or in buildings that it owns or leases.
While I'm sure my employer's undies are in a bundle, I'm pleased to see that this may go forward.