Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fascism LGBT Style

'Duck Dynasty's' Phil Robertson on Indefinite Hiatus Following Anti-Gay Remarks

Typical. Say your mind based on your core beliefs. If the Left doesn't agree with it, you need to be shut up and shut down. Now I've never watched the show. Don't plan on it. BUT in any case, I would think the producers would have a little sense and say, "Hey, this guy says stuff that reflects the thoughts of a slice of the American people with whom we disagree. But every time he says something like this, we have the opportunity to bring the issue to the center of the discussion. Let's keep him on!" But nope. That would mean they respect your ability to think for yourself.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Little Shopper

Hey kiddies! Wanna be just like Mommy? Ask ol' Santy for this!

Toy Self-Checkout Prepares Children For Bleak Future Of Consumption Without Human Interaction

In part:

This is the perfect set to start your little ones learning how to shop… its cute, space saving, and great for the imagination.. :)
Just like Walmart. But I think if it was to work like the real Walmart self-checkout then on every other item it would insist that you bag the item even though you've already done so. And on every third failure would stop and display a "Please wait for assistance," until some extremely unmotivated checkout monitor would slowly saunter over and clear the error.

Oh, and this should come with a play EBT card, too.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

IU-Bloomington Wets Itself

The damn phone's been ringing since the wee hours of the morning. Shermlock Jr. attends Indiana University in Bloomington.

Apparently he's given our home phone number to the IU Notify system and they've been graciously calling us to keep us apprised of the lockdown of IU because of two individuals absconding after have a knife fight with an acquaintance on campus property . The all-clear call came a few minutes ago when the IU Administrators determined that a knife fight among friends posed no danger to the campus computer at large.

If they're this touchy, I wonder what the IU Administrators will do on Halloween? Be careful what costumes you choose, kiddies. I'd shy away from going to your parties dressed as say, the traditional pirate or musketeer waving around your cutlass or foil. Or any costume that is complemented with a firearm.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Barry's Brownshirts

I've been following the actions of the National Park Service and other agencies, working a the behest of the President to ". . .make life as difficult for people as we can." If you haven't been following this, here's a sampling:

Park Service Workers Erect WWII Barricade

Scenic Overlooks Not Overlooked by Obamaites

WWII Memorial Barricade Wired Shut

Feds Try to Close the OCEAN Because of Shutdown

Police Remove Vietnam War Veterans at Memorial Wall

Iwo Jima Memorial Closed, Barricades Erected

Obama Deploys German Shepherds Against US Veterans

Police prevent drivers from pulling over and viewing Mt. Rushmore

John Ondrasik Is Kicked Out of Jefferson Memorial

Obama Shuts Down Statue of Liberty, Refuses Last Wish of Dying Girl

SpiteHouse: National Park goons remove handles from trail water fountains

I have no idea what's going through President Obama's mind as his administration directs these actions. And I don't know what he expects to accomplish. Surely not to win us over to his side. Did you watch Yogi Bear cartoons as a child? Who did you root for, the Ranger or Yogi? Exactly.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


When President Barry wants us to support the gang that attacked us, they've succeeded.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Teens charged after allegedly killing Australian student in Oklahoma for the 'fun of it'

Maybe I should wear a baseball cap in remembrance of Christopher Lane and as protest against his senseless death. Or do I have to stick with that hoodie?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Political Exposure

Here's to Congressman Weiner and SD Mayor Filner.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Silly-ass Lies

Does anyone actually believe this? I'm trying to figure out if a lawyer or if Rachel Jeantel herself came up with this unique change of emphasis/interpretation of the phrase, "crazy-ass cracker" in an effort to make it less racist, only to land on homophobic.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Today's "The Gift That Keeps On Giving"

The University's AVP for Human Resources is circulating a memo reminding units that come January 2014, a provision of the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) will require health insurance be provided for anyone working 30 or more hours a week (assuming 40 hours a week is full time.) If the University system does not offer medical coverage to 95% of all of these “full-time” employees, then there will be an annual penalty of $2,000 for every “full-time” employee or approximately $37,000,000. Thus part-time employees will now be limited to 29 or less hours of work a week and this will be rigorously watched.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ammo Problems Going To Get Worse

Inside a mile-deep open-pit copper mine after a catastrophic landslide

According to the post, Bingham supplies about 17 percent of U.S. copper consumption and 1 percent of the world’s. Ouch.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


There's still hope for the gun grabbers; one of the Tsarnaev brothers could have an NRA membership card in their wallet.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Explosions At Boston Marathon

Fox News covering it here.

I'm waiting for the usual accusations to be made by the Leftist Media. I'm also concerned about what freedoms the Government will take away from us in this round of "We have to do something!"

Friday, March 29, 2013

Today's WTF: Getting Porked

Company releases new bacon-flavored condoms

"make your meat look like meat."

Uh. . .this is both awesome and repulsive at the same time.

h/t Instapundit

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Security Blanket

This afternoon I accompanied Mrs. Shomes to Hancock Fabrics.

I wonder if the George W. Bush fleece went on clearance after 2008?

Afterthought: When it comes to the fleece, I think Obama's got the market "sewed up."

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Helping Hand

Billionaires Cook, Simon see bump in net worth

Gayle Cook and Herb Simon each saw their net worth shoot up in the past year, according to the latest calculations from Forbes magazine, which were released Monday. Cook, the widow of Cook Group Inc. founder Bill Cook, and Simon, the owner of the Indiana Pacers, were two of four Hoosiers to make Forbes’ annual list of the world’s billionaires.

Glad we taxpayers could help, Herb. We'll keep letting the Pacers play rent-free in the fieldhouse we built and let you keep all the revenue. You need it.

Oh, and leh lehizdayen, mamzer.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Mystery Meat

Delicious giraffe found in South African snacks


British diners shocked to find mystery horsebeef in their meals can take heart: South Africans have learned that their own burgers contain donkey. And then there's the giraffe meat in the antelope snacks.

Donkey burgers! Taste like ass.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Welcome To Sherwood!

Let's write the modern, Democrat version of the Robin Hood story for our Democrat friends.

Prince John decrees that the English longbow is an 'assault weapon' and is illegal to own. . .oh. This story isn't going where you'd like it to. Nevermind.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Today's "Shoot first and f**k the questions."

When the "Only Ones" are out there where someone might shoot back they get a little jumpy.

Dorner manhunt: Police fired at carriers without warning, lawyer says

Today's, "There, I fixed it."

Handicap door opener too far from the door? There, I fixed it. Seen at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Today's "I Need A Cold Shower."

With one of the best comments I've read in a while:

"This song is so dirty that i have to switch to porn when my mom walks in the room."

And I love the album cover:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Workplace Safety Indiana University Style

Yesterday all members of the Indiana University Community received the following from IU President Michael McRobbie:

In the wake of the heartbreaking tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, all those who lead educational institutions feel an increased obligation to take all possible steps to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors. I write to inform you of the planning and measures we’ve undertaken and to ask for your help in that effort. The IU Police Department maintains highly trained armed officers on all campuses, and each campus unit has mutual aid agreements with their local municipal and county law enforcement agencies. Response to any shooting incident would be nearly immediate. Given the nature of our campus communities, we continue to enforce a general ban on firearms on our campuses. We have updated emergency and response plans on every campus to better address prevention, response, and recovery from any kind of incident. As part of this effort, a comprehensive exercise and drill schedule is being developed. Exercises have already been conducted at IU-Northwest and IU-South Bend. An active-shooter exercise is planned for IUPUI in Summer 2013. But little of this preparation will be successful unless we all work together to maximize the safety and security of our campuses. IU maintains a robust emergency notification system that can reach students, faculty, and staff within minutes. It is extremely important that everyone register for this alert system. Only you can provide your cell and text number to the notification system. Please do so at This system will be the primary outlet for emergency messages in case of an incident. If you “See Something, Say Something.” Be aware of your surroundings. Report suspicious activities to IUPD. Know the contact information for your campus crisis management and behavioral consultation teams. Do not share your access cards or keys with others. Finally, some time ago we developed a single web site through which a wide variety of general safety and security information is presented: Specific to shooting incidents, pay particular attention to the new information at

There is no fool-proof way to prevent random acts of violence. But if we work together, we can significantly minimize the opportunity for such tragedies to occur at IU while also maximizing the effectiveness of our emergency response.

Yours sincerely,
Michael A. McRobbie

I feel so much safer. And I can't wait for the active shooter exercises. I can only imagine what it will involve. Likely duck and cover. Very nostalgic.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today's "That Can't Be!"


NBC Admitted: No ‘Assault Rifle’ Used in Newtown Shooting

Then why the continued howls for an 'assault rifle' ban? Hmmm?

h/t Irons in the Fire

Taxes For Thee But Not For Me

Seems members of our Capital Improvement Board here in Indy get two free suite tickets to each Colts game. At that link Paul Ogden astutely asks, "My next question would be are the members of the CIB paying individual income tax on the free tickets they receive?" Hmmm. I hope someone is paying attention to this and drops a dime on 'em.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Son of Schadenfreude

Further discussion of the cut in teaching hours due to Obamacare:
"[T]his seems to fly in the face of the spirit of the ACA, something odd from a traditionally liberal organization. Not only will this keep more folks from getting health insurance, the pay cut will make it harder to afford it on your own."
Them unicorn farts don't smell as sweet as you thought they would, eh, Spanky? Maybe you're starting to realize that Obamacare was not about getting health insurance to more people but about growing government. But Big Government is Good Government, right? Right?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today's Schadenfreude

As I've indicated here in my blog, I'm adjunct faculty (among other things) at IUPUI. Yesterday the following was asked on the adjunct faculty mailing list:

Heard a rumor that the University will be limiting part-time faculty to a max of six credit hours per term, so they will not have to offer healthcare benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Has anyone else heard whether this is true or not?
While one of the directors of a program that hires a large number of adjunct faculty looks into the veracity of this, I note that such cuts have been reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Huffington Post and other news sources. Considering the political persuasion of almost all my faculty colleagues and how most of them likely voted in the last two presidential elections, all I have to say is:

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

No sugar tonight in my . . .

As seen at the IU Hospital Cafeteria. Next to the donuts and sugar packs for coffee.