Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Well done, young man!

April 2, 2008

This story is all to familiar around this household. Now, will the police allow a child to defend his mother? Or will he be locked away for months on end while they decide if his act was one of criminality?

Boy, 12, kills man who attacked his mom

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – A 12-year-old boy fatally slashed a man who was attacking his mother at the boarding house where they lived, authorities said.

Salomon Noubissie, 64, died at a hospital after he was slashed across the neck Monday night in the home in the Landover area.

Cpl. Diane Richardson, a spokeswoman for Prince George’s County police, said Wednesday that authorities hadn’t decided whether the boy would be charged with anything. They were reviewing the case with the state’s attorney’s office.

full story:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080402/ap_on_re_us/boy_stabs_man;_ylt=ArrVSIUacymII95v9NrX7ZlH2ocA

It is about time!

April 2, 2008

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. – The pilot has gone through his checklist and taxied his plane into position for takeoff.

He gets clearance from the control tower, throttles forward and — from the ground — guides his unmanned aircraft into the sky along the Mexican border to watch for drug traffickers and illegal immigrants, part of a bird’s-eye patrol that authorities hope to expand.

Four Predator B drones have become fixtures over Arizona since October 2006, and two more will join them soon, Juan Munoz-Torres, a Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said Wednesday.

~snip~  http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080402/ap_on_re_us/border_drones

Too bad they are not armed with Hellfire missles…

Boycott Absolut Vodka « The Red Pill

April 2, 2008

Boycott Absolut Vodka « The Red Pill

This, is rich…

Two New Ayn Rand Resources

April 2, 2008

The Ayn Rand Institute recently has launched two new web pages devoted to Ayn Rand and her work.

AtlasShrugged.com includes various essays about the novel and its history, several hours of video by Onkar Ghate featuring a “chapter-by-chapter discussion,” and audio recordings by Ayn Rand and others.

FacetsOfAynRand.com reproduces in full the book by Marry Ann and Charles Sures. For me, the highlight of the web page is a collection of audio recordings by Mary Ann Sures, Leonard Peikoff, and others. So far I’ve listened to only a couple of the recordings, but they are delightful and fascinating.

These two new resources join the Ayn Rand Lexicon, which makes available extensive quotes from Rand’s many works, organized topically.

~snip~

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Dog Logic and other things of note

April 2, 2008
Dog  Logic

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags

his tail instead of his tongue.
-Anonymous

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy

licking your face.
-Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more

than he loves himself.
-Josh Billings

The average dog is  a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite

unlike people, who are incapable of pure  love and
always have to mix love and hate.
-Anonymous

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like

never washed a dog.
-Franklin P. Jones

If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise
-Unknown

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo

is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.
-Joe Weinstein

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and

dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous,

he will not bite you; that is the principal difference
between a dog and a man.
-Mark Twain

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits

in your pocket and  then give him only two of them.
-Phil Pastoret
KILROY WAS HERE! ( a 60-year old phenomenon)
 
        In 1946 the American Transit Association, through its radio program,
“Speak to America”, sponsored a nationwide contest to find the REAL Kilroy,
offering a prize of a real trolley car to the person who could prove himself to be
the genuine article. Almost 40 men stepped forward to make that claim, but only
James Kilroy from Halifax , Massachusetts had evidence of his identity.
     Kilroy was a 46-year old shipyard worker during the war. He worked as a
checker at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy.  His job was to go around and
check on the number of rivets completed. Riveters were on piecework and got
paid by the rivet.
     Kilroy would count a block of rivets and put a check mark in semi-waxed
lumber chalk, so the rivets wouldn’t be counted twice. When Kilroy went off
duty, the riveters would erase the mark.
     Later on, an off-shift inspector would come through and count the rivets a
second time, resulting in double pay for the riveters.
     One day Kilroy’s boss called him into his office. The foreman was upset
about all the wages being paid to riveters, and asked him to investigate. It
was then that he realized what had been going on.
     The tight spaces he had to crawl in to check the rivets didn’t lend
themselves to lugging around a paint can and brush, so Kilroy decided to
stick with the waxy chalk. He continued to put his checkmark on each job he
inspected, but added KILROY WAS HERE in king-sized letters next to the
check, and eventually added the sketch of the chap with the long nose
peering over the fence and that became part of the Kilroy message. Once he
did that, the riveters stopped trying to wipe away his marks.
     Ordinarily the rivets and chalk marks would have been covered up with
paint. With war on, however, ships were leaving the Quincy Yard so fast that
there wasn’t time to paint them.
     As a result, Kilroy’s inspection “trademark” was seen by thousands of
servicemen who boarded the troopships the yard produced. His message
apparently rang a bell with the servicemen, because they picked it up and
spread it all over Europe and the South Pacific. Before the war’s end,
“Kilroy” had been here, there, and everywhere on the long haul to Berlin and
Tokyo ..
     To the unfortunate troops outbound in those ships, however, he was a
complete mystery; all they knew for sure was that some jerk named Kilroy
had “been there first.” As a joke, U.S. servicemen began placing the graffiti
wherever they landed, claiming it was already there when they arrived.
     Kilroy became the U.S. super-GI who had always “already been”
wherever GIs went. It became a challenge to place the now familiar logo in
the most unlikely places imaginable (it is said to be atop Mt. Everest , the
Statue of Liberty , the underside of the Arch De Triumphe, and even
scrawled in the dust on the surface of the moon!!)
    And as the war went on, the legend grew. Underwater demolition teams
routinely sneaked ashore on Japanese-held islands in the Pacific to map the
terrain for the coming invasions by U.S. troops (and thus, presumably, were
the first GIs there). On one occasion, however, they reported seeing enemy
troops painting over the Kilroy logo!
    In 1945, an outhouse was built for the exclusive use of Roosvelt, Stalin,
and Churchill at the Potsdam conference. The first person inside was Stalin,
who emerged and asked his aide (in Russian), “Who is Kilroy?” …
     To help prove his authenticity in 1946, James Kilroy brought along
officials from the shipyard and some of the riveters. He won the trolley
car, which he gave to his nine children as a Christmas gift and set it up
as a playhouse in the Kilroy front yard in Halifax , Massachusetts.
                So now you know “the rest of the story”!

 

The Old Golfers (too true …too true!)
>
> Arthur is 90 years old. He’s played golf every day since his retirement
> 25 years ago.
>
> One day he arrives home looking downcast. “That’s it”, he tells his
> wife. “I’m giving up golf. My eyesight has gotten so bad that after I’ve
> hit the ball, I can’t see where it went.”
>
> His wife sympathizes, and makes him a cup of coffee. As they sit down
> she says, “Why don’t you take my brother with you, and give it one more
> try?”
>
> “That’s no good,” sighs Arthur. “John’s a hundred and three. He
> can’t help.”
>
> “John may be a hundred and three,” says his wife, “but his eyesight is
> perfect.”
>
> So, the next day, Arthur heads off to the golf course with his
> brother-in-law. He tees up, takes an almighty swing and squints down the
> fairway.
>
> He turns and asks, “Did you see the ball?”
>
> “Of course I did,” John replies.
>
> “Where did it go?”, asks Arthur.
>
> “Gee …..I can’t remember!!”

     Old Folk Facts

Just before the funeral services, the undertaker
came up to the very elderly widow and asked,
 ‘How old was your husband?’
‘He was 98,’ she replied. ‘Two years older than me’
 ‘….So you’re 96?’ the undertaker commented.
 She responded, ‘Hardly worth going home, isn’t it?’

 
Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman:
 ‘….And what do you think is the best thing
 about being 104?’ the reporter asked.
 She simply replied, ‘No peer pressure.’

 
 The nice thing about being senile is
 you can hide your own Easter eggs.
 
 
 I’ve sure gotten old!  
 I’ve had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement,
new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes.
 I’m half blind, can’t hear anything quieter than a jet engine,
take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded,
and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia, have
poor circulation; can hardly feel my hands and feet anymore.
Can’t remember if I’m 85 or 92.
Have lost all my friends. But, thank God……
…..I still have my driver’s license!!
  
 
I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got
my doctor’s permission to join a fitness club and start
exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired
for an hour. But by the time I got my leotards on….
 the class was over.
 
 
An elderly woman decided to prepare her will and told her
preacher she had two final requests.  First, she wanted to
be cremated, and second, she wanted her ashes scattered
all over Walmart.
 ‘Walmart?’ the preacher exclaimed.  ‘Why Walmart?’
 ‘Then I’ll be sure my daughters will visit me twice a week’

 
 My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.

 
 Know how to prevent sagging?
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

 
 It’s scary when you start making the same noises
 as your coffee maker.
 
 These days about half the stuff
 in my shopping cart says,
 ‘For fast relief.’

 
 THE SENILITY PRAYER:
Grant me the senility to forget the people
I never really liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.

 
 Now, I think you’re supposed to share this with 5 or
6, maybe 10 others. Oh heck, give it to a bunch of
your friends …..if you can remember who they are!
 
And always remember this:
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old,
You grow old because you stop laughing.
 


source:
http://www.antiqueguns.com/News/04-01Newsletter.htm

Lairds of the land

April 2, 2008

Well, the lairds of the land have yet again shown just how ignorant they are about the way things work in the world. I have to wonder though, just how many of them also hold stock or other investments in oil..?

“The latest in the series of pointless gestures that constitute Congressional energy policy came yesterday, when executives from five major oil companies were paraded before Ed Markey’s House hearing on global warming. They served as political props for Members to denounce rising gas prices, ventilate Dick Cheney conspiracy theories and otherwise advertise their ignorance of the markets they purportedly oversee. Democrats, for instance, might rejoice over higher energy costs, which is precisely the eco-policy they’ve been advocating for years. Until Congress finds a way to abolish the price mechanism, paying more for gasoline is the only signal that will tell Americans to cut their consumption. How exactly do Democrats think a carbon tax or cap-and-trade regime is going to work? The oil executives performed a public service by pointing out other economic realities. About 70% of the price of gasoline is determined by the global price of crude, which is rising because of world-wide demand and volatility in the commodities markets, not to mention the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policy. Congress might also look to its gas mandates and the corset it has laced around domestic production. It’s true that industry profits are at a record high, but oil is a classic boom-and-bust business, which is why billions in capital investments are folded back into exploration and production. Besides, the industry’s effective tax rates are in the neighborhood of 40% to 44%. Over the past five years, Exxon Mobil’s total U.S. tax bill exceeded its U.S. revenues by some $19 billion. Mr. Markey also used the occasion to threaten special tax increases, grilling the executives about $18 billion in ‘subsidies,’ which are actually a tax deduction that Congress itself extended to all manufacturers, including Big Oil. And he demanded that the companies commit 10% of profits to renewable energy. But as an Exxon vice president put it, fossil fuels are still going to account for at least two-thirds of the world’s energy consumption in three decades and whatever scientific progress is made, the practical prospects for alternatives remain ‘very, very small’.”—The Wall Street Journal

View of U.S. Rising, Just Not So Much With the Locals… « Publius

April 2, 2008

View of U.S. Rising, Just Not So Much With the Locals… « Publius

Here’s a great piece with disturbing implications. At least to me they are…

An Obama assessment from a friend

April 2, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama – Wrong for America

I received this from a very close and lifelong friend, a man that’s usually not too political and someone that doesn’t forward emails just for kicks, he is upset at the possibility of Barack Hussein Obama becoming president, and so am I, and YOU should be too!

We are witnessing a political phenomenon with Barack Obama of rare magnitude. His speeches have inspired millions and yet most of his followers have no idea of what he stands for except platitudes of ‘Change’ or that he says he will be a ‘Uniter’. The power of speech from a charismatic person truly can be a powerful thing. Certainly Billy Graham had charisma and both his manner of speech and particularly the content changed millions. On the extreme other hand, the charisma of Adolph Hitler inspired millions and the results were catastrophic. Barack Obama certainly is no Hitler or a Billy Graham, but for many Americans out there feeling just like a surfer who might be ecstatic and euphoric while riding a tidal wave, the real story is what happens when it hits shore.Just Some of What Defines Barack Obama:

– He voted against banning partial birth abortion.

– He voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.

– Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government.

– In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing.

– Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as a minimum wage affair.

– Admitted marijuana and cocaine use in high school and in college.

– His religious convictions are very murky.

– He is willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

– Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would be to have a conference with all Muslim nations.

– Opposed the Patriot Act.

– First bill he signed that was passed was campaign finance reform.

– Voted No on prohibiting law suits against gun manufacturers.

– Supports universal health care.

– Voted Yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.

– Supports granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

– Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.

– Voted Yes on comprehensive immigration reform. Would result in 20 million instant citizens never having paid SS, many refusing to speak English, immediately sending for their 40 to 50 million extended relatives telling them not to wait and obey the laws, the once mighty USA is theirs for the taking.

– Voted Yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.

– Wants to make the minimum wage a ‘living wage’.

– Voted with Democratic Part y 96 percent of 251 votes.

– Opposed to any efforts to Privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid.

– He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax.

– He voted No on repealing the ‘Death’ Tax.

– He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax.

– Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded.

– He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and that takes some doing.

If your political choices are consistent with Barack Obama’s and you think that his positions will bring America together or make it a better place, then you will probably enjoy the ride and not forward this email. If you are like most Americans that after examining what he stands for, are truly not in line with his record, it would be prudent to get off the wave or better yet, never get on, before it comes on shore and undermines the very foundations of this great Country. We have limited time to save America or the Supreme Court as we know it. Inaction is action.

If you agree this is important, pass it on…. The mainstream media will not do it for you!

This guy is a danger to U.S. security and to us all!

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