Sunday, October 21 

GOP Debate Drinking Game

Every time someone mentions Reagan, take a drink. It's 20 minutes into the debate and I would be totally hammered by now.

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Thursday, October 18 

Bush Hates Kids, Kills Soldiers For His Own Amusement

Today Democratic Rep. Pete Stark lost his fucking mind during debate trying to persuade congress to override the president's veto of the SCHIP bill.
"Where are you going to get that money? Are you going to tell us lies like you're telling us today? Is that how you're going to fund the war? You don't have money to fund the war or children. But you're going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old, enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the president's amusement," Stark said.

"President Bush's statements about children's health shouldn't be taken any more seriously than his lies about the war in Iraq. The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up in Iraq, in the United States, and in Congress. I urge my colleagues to vote to override his veto," he continued.
So the basics are, Bush thinks this bill is an overblown monstrosity that extends government entitlements to people that don't need them. He proposes extending the existing program by $5 billion, to cover more lower income children. You know what the State Children's Health Insurance Program was designed for. Democrats, on the other hand, want to use this as one more step toward universal health care. As a result, they are portraying Bush's veto as REPUBLICANS WANT YOUR KIDS TO DIE.

It's the biggest load of horse shit I've seen in quite some time. And I've seen quite a lot.

The along comes this fucking fruitcake Pete Stark, who is a raving lunatic, who portrays this as an either or proposition. Something the Democrats are fond of doing. Either we fight this war, or we provide health care for our kids, but we can't do either. And we all know that if Bush has to make the choice, he would much rather watch footage of soldiers being offed then provide insurance for our poor children. Because Bush is a heartless bastard who feeds on the blood of dying soldiers.

Well, I have a news flash for Representative dipshit from California. One of these things is a mandate from the constitution, the other is not. Care to guess which one? Let me remind you..
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
So there you have it, moron. The president, unlike you, is trying to do his job. You, on the other hand, are pandering to the most base instincts of your constituency, and are trying to turn the entire country into wards of the state.

Well, this is one citizen who doesn't want anything to do with your government provided health care, for me or for my children. Please feel free to put that in your pipe and shove it up your ass, dipshit.

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Thursday, October 4 

Gun Nut Alert. You Will Either Love Or Loathe This

The world's deadliest weapon.
Metal Storm, an Australian company whose shares have recently skyrocketed on the stock exchange, has developed a robotized killing machine capable of firing more than one million rounds a minute, enough to shred an entire building in the blink of an eye.
One Million Rounds per minute. That is un-fucking-believable. I would love to see that thing in action, decimating an entire building in seconds.

But of course this isn't an article from someone who sees the good sides of this weapon, like this.
But it is the wartime applications that are most disturbing. With Metal Storm’s technology, Coalition soldiers can remain safely behind the front line while the Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UVG) uses sensors and targeting capabilities to attack hostile urban areas.
That, to me, is a good thing. Soldiers stay as far away from the bad buys as possible, while simultaneously finding and destroying said bad guys. This results in fewer good guy deaths, and an ever increasing body count of bad guys. Remind me again why this is a bad thing?
This development could be the turning point in the Iraq occupation which has tainted the enthusiasm of the dwindling number of American pro-war supporters as more than 2,000 soldiers have been killed during an occupation which has resulted in the deaths of more than 100,000 innocent civilians.
Oh, that's right. Because if we're winning the war, there's nothing for the anti-war protesters to, well, protest. They'll look pretty silly carrying around posters that say things like, "We're tired of winning this war. Stop killing the bad guys and come home." Oh, wait. They pretty much do that already, don't they?

The other point is that with such a weapon at the coalition's disposal, it will obviously result in those American cowboys running willy-nilly through the streets, killing anyone with brown skin. Because that's what we're all about. Body counts. It doesn't matter if it's the right people or not, we just want to kill, Kill, KILL!

To prove that point, she points out that the company that manufactures this weapon has stocked its board and management with *gasp* a lot of former US military commanders. I mean, how can we expect this weapon to be used for peace when those blood-thirsty baby killers are running the show. I'm sure it will only be a matter of weeks before a maelstrom of death is rained on the author's own residence as a way of demonstrating the lethality of the ultimate killing machine.

My favorite part of this entire article is the author's bio.
Wanda Fish is an Australian freelance journalist who dedicates her research and writing to the building of a more equitable and just world. Wanda has lived and worked in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Australia. After a 30-year career in corporate marketing and public relations, Wanda left the corporate world and began to campaign for humanitarian rights, peace, and the creation of a world where people of all races and religion are entitled to a free and dignified life. Wanda’s articles are offered copyright free as part of her contribution towards a better world.
My question for Wanda is this, just how do you propose that all people will live togethre in a free and dignified life if there is no one willing to stop the bad guys? If all the good guys lay down their arms, join hands and sing 60s peace songs, all they accomplish is that they make a good target. Large groups of unarmed peacenicks packed close together means one bullet = multiple kills.

Peace and freedom are the exact reasons why we fight in the middle east. The problem with people like Wanda Fish is that there is never a cause worth fighting for except to stop the good guys from defending themselves.

H/T Sharp As A Marble

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One Small Voice Among Many

I'm not usually one for symbolic gestures, but maybe if enough voices are heard a difference can be made.

International Blogger's Day For Burma.

Check it out. Sign the petition.

2nd picture from Free Thoughts.

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Wednesday, October 3 

Saving The Airlines

Airlines are having some major problems. Flights are delayed or canceled on a regular basis, and when you actually make your flight, it's a miserable experience.

So, I'm going to give some suggestions to the airlines to improve service and become more profitable.

Oh sure, they could mimic some of Southwest's success, minus the part where they don't want attractive women flying with them. They could standardize equipment, requiring less overhead in parts and training, since everyone only has to learn one aircraft. But what fun is that?

I propose sponsorship. There is already talk of putting up aerial advertising at airports, that are viewable from the air on approach. I say we take it a step further and allow sponsorship of airlines and/or even individual flights.
Welcome to flight 305, Atlanta to Miami. Today's flight is brought to you by Doritos. All passengers will be receiving a complimentary bag of either Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch Doritos, along with a can of Pepsi, the choice of a new generation.
I would gladly allow them to prattle on about whatever product is sponsoring the flight if it meant keeping air fare down. Plus, that's why G-d invented the QC3.

Hell, they could paint big logos down the side of the planes. Giant, flying billboards. It's the United Airlines / Chevy Malibu, Boeing 747.

I've been on several flights in the last year that have small video screens on the back of every headrest. Some of these allow you to play games (I kicked butt on some trivia on one flight). Why not crawl advertising across the bottom of these screens during the game? How about advertising on the envelope the holds your boarding pass?

Seriously, the possibilities are endless. And there are enough large corporations out there looking for a captive audience to bombard with their product that this would help us all.



Who Knew The Thai Were This Funny?

If you watch only one video on Youtube this year, make it this second one. People came from other offices to check on me I was laughing so hard.



Sometimes Nothing Can Be A Real Cool Hand

While serving an old warrant, police in Boston have discovered the heads of 123 stolen parking meters.

I just watched Cool Hand Luke a couple weeks ago, but this story makes me want to see it again.



Okay, I'm Going To Put My Gun Down Now..

Barak Obama wants to eliminate nuclear weapons. Of course he thinks this should start with America. I have a whole host of problems with this entire story.

Let's start with the first one. Under the treaty we signed with Russia back in 2002 (yes, that means it was W that signed it, so let's pretend it doesn't exist), we are going to reduce the number of operational nukes in America to between 1,700 and 2,200 by 2012. This number, however, does not affect the number in stockpiles, that aren't ready to fly at the push of a button.

With the current reduction, we will have the lowest number of nuclear weapons that we've had since Eisenhower was president. Think you'll hear that on the evening news any time soon?

Here's my second problem with this plan. Eliminating nukes altogether is a bad, bad idea, and here's why.

There are bad men out there. Men who want to kill us or, at the least, do away with our way of life. And I'm not talking about the perceived fascism of the Republicans, I'm talking about the real threat of boots to the throat, or knives to the throat, if you don't eat, sleep, walk and talk the way they desire.

Nuclear weapons are, in case you forgot, a great deterrent to bad guys. That and the fact that we are the only nation in history to have actually used them. Now, if we give up our nukes, and North Korea, Iran, Syria and whoever the decide to sell the technology to, all get nukes, do you think they'll hesitate to use them against us if we don't have the power to retaliate?

Let's put it this way. The vast majority of our nation's schools exists in what are called "Gun Free Zones". You know, where we put up signs that say you aren't allowed to carry any guns into that area. Law abiding citizens look at these signs and do what they say. The bad guys look at the signs and see "Free Fire Zone". They know that no one is going to be able to shoot back in these areas.

When was the last time you heard of a shooting massacre at a firing range, gun show or police station? It's because the bad guys know that everyone there is packing and won't hesitate to return fire should they get stupid and start throwing lead.

Same principle applies here. Walk softly and carry a big stick. Because the bad guys don't jump out of the bushes to mug the guy with the big stick.

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