Monthly Archives: July 2008

obama’s namesake school to obama: where’s the assistance you promised?

Barack Obama’s broken promise to African village: “[Obama] told the assembled press, local politicians (who included current Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga), and students: “Hopefully I can provide some assistance in the future to this school and all that it can be.” He then turned to the school’s principal, Yuanita Obiero, and assured her and [Continue]

quotes of the day

“I think one must be careful in assuming that intellectuals have some kind of insight. In fact, if the track record of intellectuals is any indication, not only have intellectuals been wrong almost all of the time, but they have been wrong in corrosive and destructive ways.“-Sander L. Gilman, University of Illinois at Chicago “The [Continue]

another jessica update

“TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2008 05:38 PM, CDT Update as of late afternoon: It has been an amazing day! Elsa reports that Jessica has been very responsive today to all who have visited her. She even smiled at Raul and Elsa this morning and responded to her cousins. The physical therapist has begun to work with [Continue]

farm firing range update

Still no dirt has been moved, but it’s only been a year or so since we decided to do this. These things take time Also the backhoe is about to get fixed, I think. Ok, the red line is where I’d ideally like to have a dirt berm. The one blue area is about where [Continue]

murdering scum shoots up a church

Y’all heard about the church shooting in Tennessee Sunday morning, right? Man admits church shooting, says liberals should die. Looks like the guy came in with a semi-auto shotgun, probably regular one used for hunting ducks and such since it seems to have only held three rounds, fired off three rounds into the people there, [Continue]

a few qestions for the candidates

A Few Questions for John McCain “ As we near the major party conventions, here are a few questions for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain: — In your book “Worth Fighting For,” you write, “Our greatness depends upon our patriotism, and our patriotism is hardly encouraged when we cannot take pride in the highest public [Continue]

never ever ever talk to the police

And here’s why, from a former criminal defense attorney now law professor, and from a detective with 28 years of experience: The gist? Don’t frikin’ talk to the police, it’s too easy to get screwed over. If you are innocent, and can prove it, then shut up and wait: you’ll have a chance to prove [Continue]

antivirXP08

My mom got a virus today. It was kinda sneaky. It looks like a real anti-virus program, and it looks all official and very Microsoft XP like. They did a good job of imitating the colors and theme and scheme and whatnot. It’ll “run” and lo and behold it finds 457 viruses! Oh Noes! Then [Continue]

happy bonus army eviction day!

July 28th, 1932 was when President Hoover ordered the military to break up the Bonus Army, a group of American World War 1 vets who were camping out near Washington, D.C. to pressure Congress to pay their war bonus earlier than 1945. The country was in the grips of the Great Depression and the vets [Continue]

there are multiple reasons for my boycott

Huh. So Cold Ware era Soviet athletes were fine. East European ones, too. And the Iraqi athletes under Saddam, no problem. Oh, and bribery is fine, just ask, well, everyone who’s ever hosted an Olympics. Every Tom, Dick, & Harry dictator who appointed buddies to run their olympic committee and who forced to use drugs, [Continue]

heller commemorative pistol

Small Frame (J) -Model 442 SAF Commemorative “The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and Smith & Wesson have partnered to create a commemorative revolver designed to recognize the historical significance of the District of Columbia vs. Heller decision and to acknowledge the six original plaintiffs that united to challenge the gun ban in Washington, D.C. As [Continue]

the evidence was not conclusive, but why wait until we were certain when it appeared we needed to act quickly?

No smoking hot spot “I DEVOTED six years to carbon accounting, building models for the Australian Greenhouse Office. I am the rocket scientist who wrote the carbon accounting model (FullCAM) that measures Australia’s compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, in the land use change and forestry sector. FullCAM models carbon flows in plants, mulch, debris, soils [Continue]

the rule of lgops

THE RULE OF LGOPs (LGOP = Little Groups of Paratroopers) “After the demise of the best Airborne plan, a most terrifying effect occurs on the battlefield. This effect is known as the rule of the LGOPs. This is, in its purest form, small groups of pissed-off 19 year old American paratroopers. They are well-trained, armed [Continue]

garden yeti

Bigfoot, the Garden Yeti Sculpture “Ever wonder where those strange noises in your garden come from? With his characteristically big feet, our over two-foot-tall Garden Yeti will have guests doing a double-take as they admire your creative gardening style! With alleged sightings the world over from the highest Himalayas to the northwest United States, this [Continue]