Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


And why it doesn't matter.

President Clinton signed a bill known as Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's purpose was to allow homosexuals to serve in the military so long as they kept it quiet. They could still be denied entry or thrown out if they were open about it, but DADT forbade the military from asking about it so they could throw them out.

Recently, Congress voted to repeal it. This is big news and everyone thinks it's important. I have a news flash for you all that no one seems to want to discuss.

It doesn't matter. It didn't matter when Clinton signed it in and it won't matter when Obama signs it out.

I bet you want to know why it doesn't matter. I'll tell you and then you can go Google it for yourself.

UCMJ 925. ART. 125. SODOMY
(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration , however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense.
(b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.

The key phrase for the homosexual crowd that believes that the repeal of DADT means they can do whatever with whoever openly is: with another person of the same or opposite sex.

They can repeal DADT all day long but the Uniform Code of Military Justice hasn't changed. You have a homosexual relationship with another person and you have committed a court martial offense. That's right kiddies, if you're a homosexual serving in the United States Military, you are a criminal under the UCMJ. No one wants to discuss that.

Courtesy of West's Encyclopedia of American Law:

The word sodomy has acquired different meanings over time. Under the common law, sodomy consisted of anal intercourse. Traditionally courts and statutes have referred to it as a "crime against nature" or as copulation "against the order of nature." In the United States, the term eventually encompassed oral sex as well as anal sex. The crime of sodomy was classified as a felony.

So, there you have it. No matter what Congress and the President do with DADT, it doesn't matter to the military because under the UCMJ it is a crime, punishable by court martial, to have a homosexual relationship.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Short Video

Here's a short video on weapon retention. More people are starting to carry openly and because of that, you should pay attention to weapon retention techniques. In fact, everyone that carries should be aware of it.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I have to disagree

I've been hearing a lot about the deal that was cut recently concerning the extension of the Bush tax cuts and the extension of unemployment benefits. Most on the conservative side of the spectrum are very much against the extension of unemployment. I have to say that I disagree with this objection.

Regular readers know that I very rarely write anything of a personal nature. Well, now I'm going to.

If it wasn't for partial unemployment, I'd be fucked. Plain and simple. I have only a part time job and it wouldn't allow me to survive and keep my home. With the partial unemployment I get, I can keep my home, pay for my basic utilities and food, keep the payments up on my truck and keep it in gas, and feed myself and my cat.

Yes, there are some bills that cannot be paid at this time. Yes, I do need a better job, in fact, I would love a better job but this is Michigan and I'm not holding my breath although I do keep looking and hoping. No, it's not what I was hoping for and it's different than my life had been going but it's the way of things right now here at Casa de Warthog and one day at a time is the only way to handle it.

There is no perfect system but killing unemployment would be just stupid right now. How many million people would be in dire trouble if unemployment was ended? I understand the argument about how to pay for it but what is the price to end it?

I just happen to have an answer on how to raise the money for unemployment and it doesn't involve raising taxes on anyone.

The Senate, House of Representatives, the pResident and Vice President and all of the various Secretaries should take an immediate 50% pay cut and begin paying 100% of their own medical care in lieu of insurance coverage and pay for their own travel expenses.

In general, according to Wikipedia, the Prez makes 487,000 per year.
the VP makes 227,300
Congress makes 169,300
the Cabinet makes 199,700
and the Supreme court makes 213,900

Damn, talk about overpaid.

So, the cabinet alone accounts for 4,193,700
Congress eats up 90,575,500
Supreme Court 1,925,100

These are base pay rates, the Speaker of the House and President pro tempore and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and some others make more. I'm just going to deal with the base pay for right now to make it easier.

We're talking about 97,408,600 per year.

A 50% pay cut puts 48,704,300 back into the budget. Sadly, they're still making a lot too much money but this is a start. On top of this, they now pay for all of their own travel and medical expenses. Can you see the savings adding up? I sure can. We can ground the Presidential aircraft and all those executive aircraft and helicopters saving millions on maintenance and fuel costs while at the same time, putting money back into the economy by making our elected officials fly commercial. An extra bonus to that is that they have to go through the grope line just like the rest of us.

That's a hell of a lot of money per year. Given that they're supposed to be public servants, I could make the argument that they should be paid a hell of a lot less. In fact, it occurs to me that they shouldn't make more than the military does. I may even write my Congressperson and tell them that would be a great plan to save money. Congress should be paid the same as our military is and get the same medical coverage. First year in office = E-1 pay (17,364 per yr), Second year = E-2 (19,464 per yr) and so on with a 2 term limit. Can I get a hell yeah?

This is not the time to kill unemployment. Too many people need it for survival. It could be funded if Congress was really serious about doing it.

Post corrected due to faulty math 12-10-2010, sorry

Video: A Different Christmas Poem

Video: A Different Christmas Poem

Monday, December 06, 2010

A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Take a minute to pause and remember.