Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Classic

If you have some time tonight and feel like some classic "scare". Follow this link to a recording of the original 1938 radio broadcast of HG Welles War of the Worlds featuring Orson Welles and the Mercury Radio Theater. Happy Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Only Things Missing Are Tam And Brigid

I stole this shamelessly from Theo Spark. The video says 44....if we add the 2 mentioned in the title, I think we can say 46...47 if ya count Breda.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Frightning

I received an e mail this morning from Jim (Uncle Jimbo) Hanson who is the communications director for the Warrior Legacy Foundation. It pointed me to a clip for a film called 33 Minutes. The experts say, that a land based ballistic missile, launched at the United States, will take about 30-33 minutes to reach it's target unless intercepted.

I think we all know that one of the things that pResident JugEars has accomplished during his term in office thus far, has been to effectively neuter the ballistic missile defense capability of the United States. I urge you to watch this trailer and then write the letters and make the phone calls because more and more nations on this earth are developing and testing ballistic missile platforms and some of them wouldn't mind using them to blow up a large chunk of our Republic.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

Good Read

I found an article entitled We the People over at Brigid's blog. What she wrote is so excellent, I have to give you a link. GO READ NOW!

"Obamaween"

I heard this earlier on Rush...I just heard it mentioned again on Hannity. Let's celebrate "Obamaween" this year instead of the regular Halloween.

Rush's plan: When the kids come to your door, you take candy from them and tell then that Obama would want that given to less privileged children.

Hannity's Plan: Take candy out of it's wrapper and replace it with a note stating that the candy has been given to less fortunate people in accordance with Obama's plan to make everyone equal.

Ya know what? I'm really tempted to do this. Since Obama is deliberately targeting kids with his message, perhaps we should take this opportunity to give those kids an object lesson in exactly what Obama's plan will mean.

I Almost Forgot

This has been such a bad week for me that I almost forgot the anniversary of one of the events in my life that formed some of my opinions concerning people of an Arabic heritage.

I owe 241 of them a bullet.

I was stationed on the USS Puget Sound AD-38 which was the 6th fleet flagship at the time. Only a few weeks before this, we had been anchored off the Lebanese coast and had fed many of these folks on our messdecks and made sure they had showers and medical care if needed.

USNI Blog

Monday, October 19, 2009

Answer from Tim Walberg

He took the time to send me this answer:

Thank you for your email and questions. I served 16 years in the Michigan House of Representatives and two years in the U.S. House of Representatives, and during all of these nears, I never cast a vote against the Second Amendment. I believe (and my record proves) that the Second Amendment is a Constitutional mandate, not a personal opinion. In the Michigan House, I fought early and often to pass a concealed carry law that simply affirmed the Michigan and Federal Constitution…no more, no less. This freedom should apply to any weapon used legally, and illegal use of a firearm should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. I believe our present concealed carry law goes way beyond our second amendment liberties. During my campaigns, organizations such as the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, SAFER, and others have endorsed me.

Regarding your questions, I believe the Constitution and Bill of Rights are the supreme law of the land. For the Second Amendment specifically, it states plainly and clearly, “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”, and this is a private right, as Madison wrote in the Federalist papers. That is my standard for all questions regarding the Second Amendment, and my record demonstrates my firm commitment.

Best,

Tim

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall

As much as I'd love to stay in full denial mode, summer is over and fall has arrived. Slowly the days have gotten shorter and the nights, much cooler. I, among probably many others in the northern tier states, have been forced to turn the damn furnace on.

Those who read this blog regularly know that in the spring, I usually post something about severe weather safety. I decided to hit a few things on that vein now because when fall ends, winter will arrive and with it, snow, ice and other yucky stuff that I would love to move to Arizona or Texas to avoid.

Have the coolant in your vehicle checked. Make sure it will stand up to the abuses of temperature that winter will bring.

Check the tread on your tires. Are they going to be able to get you through the slush?

Get out your WD-40 and spray a bit into each of your door locks. This helps prevent them from freezing up because you know that your door locks will only freeze up when it's 0dark30 in a bad neighborhood and your 1911 is locked in the center console and it's probably freezing rain too.

For those of you with power door locks...how's your vehicle's battery? You going to come out from the hockey game to find a dead battery? Is your alternator charging properly?

Do you carry a blanket and some non perishable food in your vehicle? Start.

Could you build a small fire? Make sure

How about an extra warm coat and some of those Carhart style insulated bibs?

Check your jack and your spare. Everything copacetic? It better be because nothing ever goes wrong in a decent neighborhood with good light.

Fresh batteries in the flashlight?

Just a few thoughts for you. Take care of the little stuff now and stuff that happens later won't be such big things. A little thought and prevention now saves time and frustration later.

May all of you travel safely wherever the road of life may take you.

Speaking of Elections

This blog has decided to support Mike Cox for Governor of the State of Michigan. His campaign site is here.

If you live in Michigan, please support Mike, he's done a hell of a job in protecting our 2nd Amendment rights all over the country as well as expanding the list of states with which Michigan enjoys concealed carry reciprocity to 31 states and counting.

So Silly

Would you believe that it just occurred to me this morning that someone named Tim Walberg is running against Mark Schauer for congress? I must be a little lower on caffeine than I thought.

Well, to correct this deficiency, I just sent David Codrea's questionnaire to him. I hope I get a faster response from him than I have from Schauer so far.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Forgot

I know it's over in less than 10 minutes but...

Happy Sweetest Day to those who observe it.

HMMMM

In chasing some links, I spotted this little slice of information. Apparently, there is a National Council for a New America. Looks like Eric Cantor is behind it and it has the support of guys like Thune and Ensign. Here's a link, let's keep an eye on these guys, there are a couple RINO's in the bunch, most notably, McCain.

Oh Hell No!

I just spotted this over at Blackfive and I think you need to get over there ASAP and find out if your congressional scumbag was involved.

I'll just say this...vote the bastards out! Every damn one of them!

UPDATE

Just found a second post on this at the Washington Times.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Good Stuff

In my daily reading, I found a couple of posts that should appeal to the history buffs that wander in. Go check the United States Naval Institute Blog for a couple real good reads here and here.

You won't regret it.

UPDATE

Not too long ago, I posted this about sending some questions to Mark Walberg. I neglected to post yesterday, that I had received an automated reply from his office about how busy he is and that he would answer my communication as soon as he could.

Not exactly ignoring it, but not quite the speedy response one really wants from a "public servant".

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

By The Way

The House finance committee today passed a health care measure. Do not fail to take every possible opportunity to remind your elected weasels to keep their hands off our health care.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to remain silent.

I Love It!

I found this at Theo Spark, you can see where he found it as soon as it's done. I think you're gonna love this.

Happy Birthday

Happy 234th birthday to the United States Navy.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Message For the Tea Partiers

I think it's important, and I would go do it myself but here in Michigan, you don't have to register with a particular political party in order to register to vote. Go over to Sipsey Street to read the message.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thank You

I noticed just now that my hit counter has gone over 10,000. Thank you to all who take the time to read some of the crap I put out. It took 3 years to get here and I hope I have many more years of stuff that might be worth reading. Thank you all.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Excuse Me?

I was reading David Codrea's War on Guns, which I do every day (and you should to). There is an article there that I have been pondering for the past couple of days, not too difficult since it was written Wednesday. This article addresses a recent "investigation" that was conducted by the City of New York and it's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

Apparently, the focus of this "investigation" was the ability of "straw purchasers" to purchase weapons at gun shows. Now, those of you who read this who may lean a little left may not see a problem with this, after all, if there's a problem, shouldn't we identify and correct it? On the surface, you may be correct, but look a bit deeper.

These "investigations" are not being conducted in New York City. They were conducted in Ohio, Tennessee and Nevada. This leads me to ask one important question.

Where exactly does the City of New York derive the legal or moral authority to conduct a criminal investigation outside the city limits of New York proper? To the best of my knowledge, their assistance has not been requested. They hold no jurisdiction outside New York City. They have no Federal authority. They have no arrest powers. They have exactly nothing, other than the support of a man who would happily see your guns confiscated.

I wonder if now could be a good time to flood your elected officials with complaints about this man's conduct.