Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy Arbitrarily Selected Point In Our Orbit.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Where The Buck Stops

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Great Communicator

Obama may be articulate but it is a practiced skill. But he will NEVER be known as The Great Communicator. Look Maw, no teleprompters.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Hard Decline To Hide

Figure out a way to hide this decline. Not saying it doesn't snow in Oklahoma around Christmas but it is not the norm.  Spent more Christmases in a T-Shirt than a parka. This cold blast goes as far south as Dallas.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Socialism Is As Socialist Do

While on a mission to free myself of 'stuff' I came across some of my mother's college text books from around 1965-1967. We moved to Norway in 1972.  Today while thumbing through her Sociology textbook I was reminded of our surprise when the household belongings arrived. The encyclopedias and books had been heavily edited. Below is an example of the Norwegian method of editing:

The two or three sentences missing are a section concerning the sociological cause of the American Civil War. My brother has the encyclopedias where pages were actually cut out or covered with a stick on patch.

This is what even the most innocuous European democratic socialists do.  Why do they fear  information and free thinking?  Do you think they would dare do this to a Koran ?  Nope too cowardly in the face of those who will fight back with the threat of violence.   There is a lesson here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Sky Is Not Falling, Nothing Hit Gore On The Head.

Been meaning to post this for some time now: Hockey Stick Found In Ice Core Data !

It's all depends on perspective and a compete understanding of an issue, which Al Gore does not understand.

Who Is Really Using Scare Tactics?

Last chance to pass comprehensive health care reform?      They lie... again.

The claim that no other President would attempt this is nonsense. Other presidents will attempt it and succeed because they will direct their efforts at real reform and not a power grab disguised as health care reform. In short the public will accept real reform when fed a bite at a time but when a huge program is rammed down their throats they will obviously choke on it. Any proposed reform without addressing tort reform is a joke and promoted by ulterior motives.

Worst. President/Congress. Ever. 

Calling All Carbon Cops, Calling All Carbon Cops....

I wonder how many carbon credits THIS is going to cost ?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Smoking Guns Perhaps ?

High Crimes and Misdemenors of Please oh Please oh Please.

More Questions Than Answers.

Why a CEO is paid well ?

There was once a land where the entire population worked at the widget factory with its huge widget machine. It created 1 billion dollars in revenue a year. Without it nobody could pay their mortgage, feed their kids or heat and light their homes. Their entire system would collapse and people would be without the necessities of survival.

One day the factory was churning away and suddenly it just stopped. The maintenance crews could not locate the fault. The governor called a big meeting and it was decided to find an expert to get the factory running again. The search went on for months, people became hungry and frantic. Finally they located one man that claimed he could get it running. They had no choice and told him they would give him whatever he wanted just to get it running again.

Little weather-worn old man showed up one day with a little hammer. He walked over to the machine, pondered a while then took the hammer and hit it. Suddenly it came back to life and the town rejoiced. The governor went to him with tears in his eyes "Mister, what do we owe you?". Little old man told him it would be one hundred million and five dollars. Incredulous the governor asked him "But all you did was just hit it with that hammer, we could have done that! A deal is a deal and we have to pay you but why so much money? Little old man says "Well, the five dollars is for the hammer, the hundred million is for knowing where to hit it."

The lesson: Knowledge and skill are commodities of labor.

1) As it applies to the laborer: The more abundant it is the less its value and the easier it is to replace.

2) As it applies to those in charge: The less abundant it is the more its value and is harder to replace.

That is until labor unionizes.

1) As it applies to the unionized laborer: Abundant labor becomes unnaturally  more expensive and impossible to replace.

2) As it applies to those in charge of the union: The less abundant it is the more its value and is harder to replace.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

For the first time in my adult life...

Michelle Obama said that for the first time in her adult life she is proud of her country.... well for the first time in my adult life I own one of these:

Now I've not always been a peaceful person.  In fact, I have been living as a threat to no one for at least 30 years because I reached a point where I didn't want to hurt anyone anymore.  I got to hate the look in some guys eyes after I beat the hell out of him.  It just makes me sick.  I have gotten to the point that I am in a live and let live state of mind.  I don't step on bugs, felt guilty about killing a mouse.  If it is not a direct threat to me then I am no threat to it. I can't even tear down a spiders web because it worked so hard and is just hungry.

But lest you think I am a hypocrite I will tear into a slab of ribs, stomp a brown recluse spider into mush and chop a poisonous snake into little pieces to protect my cats as well as nail a dog with a little rocky persuasion for the same purpose.  I just want to keep it at a minimum the suffering of God's creatures from my direct action.  Life is what it is and sometimes it is cruel.
BUT ( that's a big but ), if someone takes it upon themselves to break into my home with the intent to do me harm they with leave with massive life-changing damage.
2010 is going to be a turning point.  If inflation sets in then people are going to get desperate and property crime will rise.  Just being prudent... being prepared.

Progress ?

In calculus you learn about maximums where at a certain point a value of 'y' stops rising and begins to decline as the value of 'x' progresses. All endeavors have a maximum which is an optimal point. This can be applied to a point where a useful technology is beneficial because of ease of use (y) until it becomes so feature rich (x) that it becomes so complicated that the primary beneficial goal begins to decline. When writing programs this phenomena is called 'feature creep'.

1) There was once a day when the term 'can you hear me now' did not exist. It was possible to take your finger and hit large buttons to connect a phone conversation. Once connected the circuit generally remained solid with little interruption. Nobody could steal your phone and run up charges against your account. Cell phones come in handy if your car breaks down in a coverage area.

2) There was once a day when you could go to your favorite blog, make a comment, post it and see what others say. Now some of my favorites I am getting a little frustrated when I hit the Post tab and wait... and wait not knowing if the thing will ever post.

3) Firefox when it first came out was hailed by all as a better alternative to Internet Exploder. It was simple no-nonsense until features began to evolve. Now it is no better than exploder.

4) I thought this TPP movement was a good thing so I signed up. Now I find it so contorted with features I don't even bother with it any more. Though I used a common password variation I have learned that the blog section isn't the same as the main site. Try to log in there with the same credentials and get rejected. The times I have gotten in there I find every Joe and his dog are trying to co-op the movement so they can be somebody. So I just said to hell with it.

5) What site is the most popular as a news source? Drudge. Why? Because it isn't crowded with a bunch of whistles and bells BS. You go there, you see something interesting and click on it. As simple as it gets.

6) Why do I not own a blackberry? Because the letters are so small I cannot see them nor will my fingers fit on the little buttons.

7) I have more passwords than I can remember. It is not safe to use the same one for everything so I have two variations on two passwords. But I can't remember which variation I use so guess what.. I write them down. If someone finds my book of Knowledge then my life becomes theirs.

8) There was a day when if I felt musically inspired I flipped a switch on a 4-trak and began to play. Now by the time I configure all the digital setting on my mixer, my digital recorder, my digital guitar effects I have lost all inspiration.

The more our society 'progresses' the more problems it creates and the less we reach the goal of our effort.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

When Democrats Dug In Their Heels

"You think you've heard these same excuses before? You're right, In this country...there were those who dug in their heels and said, 'Slow down, it's too early. Let's wait. Things aren't bad enough' "

Who was it digging in their heels and standing on the wrong side of history ?

George Wallace

1963(from his inaugural speech, first term as governor) "It is very appropriate that from this cradle of the Confederacy, this very heart of the great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us time and again down through history. Let us rise to the call for freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."

The Works of Bull Connor

The Pricipled Stand of Orville Fabus

Richard B, Russell on the 1964 Civil Rights Act

"We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states." Russell organized 18 Southern Democratic senators in filibustering this bill.

Robert Byrd

Now a long, long time ago before Democrats started buying Black's votes they hung them along with Republicans ...

Democrats and the KKK

Democrat Terrorists

The Rise of the Klan

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Government Health Care

Here's an idea: how about an amendment in the final bill that requires retired government employees drawing a check from the people to use the public option as a requirement to receive their pension nor can they purchase private insurance. Need to keep those costs down we're told. Obama has shown that previous contracts mean nothing. Since they are paid using public money the government can do anything they want with prior agreements. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have told us how wonderful this is all going to be. They shouldn't have a problem with it. 

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Amateur Hour Tonight

Watch the speech tonight? Why bother. This guy is a liar, an amateur in way over his abilities. I don't believe a word he says. Why get out in such a short time... he thinks he will emerge victorious to win a second term in 2012. He has no concern for America other than reduce its esteem and power. That was a dream from his father... whoever that might have been.

Cute Kitty

OK, everybody is putting this video up so why not. It is just too cute. This is about the size mine were when they adopted me. Here eleven years later they still like to play like this and love the belly rub-wrestling match.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Leave The Woods Alone

For Pete's sake, now Greta is doing her show on Tiger Woods. You know this is ridiculous. I am a conservative. I believe in individual freedom. What Tiger and his wife are going through is their business. If they want to put on gloves and beat the hell out of each other in the privacy of their home I DON'T CARE !!!! Leave them alone. It is not news. ARRGGHGHGGHHHHHH !! Where's my remote....

Fatigue From Zeroes

I am sitting her listening to FoxNews discussing the cost of Afghanistan. The cost being thrown about is 30 billion. After over a trillion in TARP funds, a 787 billion stimulus that didn't work, a 1.4 trillion dollar budget and the trillions and trillions of the democrats power grab through healthcare I am sitting hear thinking, wow that's cheap. Keep in mind the stimulus gave away about one tenth of that to groups like ACORN. So I think a visual is required.

1,400,000,000,000 - Obama's Budget
.....30,000,000,000 - Afghanistan

$30 bucks out of $1,400. Chump change for our defense.

I am part of that 41% that is very angry.  Very, very angry.

Science Lied, Economies Died.

Imagine that during the lead up to the invasion of Iraq a hacker broke into the CIA servers and published emails indicating the intelligence was manipulated for policy purposes. Then, after the exposure, Bush went ahead with the invasion. I, an ardent Bush fan, would be right there among the BDS brigades calling for his impeachment.

The integrity of climate data is now in doubt. Obama should not proceed on the Copenhagen Accords until the science is really settled. To go there and sign over our economic well-being with such lingering doubt ought to also be an impeachable offense.   Same thing if Congress passes cap and tax.   Heads need to roll.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Truth Shall Keep You Free

The 2010 midterm weapon of choice.
Effective against Obama's Red and Purple Shirted Thugs.
Shine the light on these roaches and record them scurrying.
Ammunition available at most blogs.

Hi, I'm a sleazy ACORN  lawyer and I can't stand these things.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Unhinged Liberal

I only caught part of it but if you want to see how unhinged Hollywood liberals are over the Hadley papers try and catch Stuart Varney's interview with Ed Bagley Jr. on the replay tonight. It is whatever show that normally comes on in the 3-4P Central slot on Fox News.
It was hilarious. Bagley accusing Varney of using 'scare tactic' as if he himself hasn't been running around screaming the "we're all gonna die'. Then there was the part where Varney talks about a scientist and Bagley badgers him about what kind of scientist. Varney says a physicist. Bagely 'oh there you go'. Wondered what kind of scientist Bagley is ? I doubt he realizes that climatology is a subset of physics much like thermodynamics.
Egg does compliment Bagley's face. You can tell by his manner he knows he has been exposed as a complete uneducated tool that will fall for anything that will keep him at the top of the 'in crowd'. Totally ranting irrationally like a sixth grader. Doubt he realizes the Prius is but a conspiracy by the evil energy companies to thin out the gene pool.

HotAir has the video.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Really, Really Inconvienient Truth

Al Gores learns of the Hadley hacks.

Guess that settles the science.

I think there needs to be a Nuremburg style trial for all that have conducted this Fraud Against Humanity.

Why Liberal Women Despise Palin

OK, I am treading on dangerous ground here but let me relate an experience from work where I observed female behavior that I think is exactly why liberal women have such hatred for Palin.

We got a big contract that required the hiring of many new customer service agents. Now there were many women there but most were just ordinary folks. A few of the managers dressed up. You've seen the type, overweight, face caked with gaudy makeup not fooling anybody and walking uncomfortably in high heels.

One day this little hottie shows up, about 21, slender, extremely attractive wearing this probably inappropriately short skirt. There was this constant stream of males finding a reason to go by her desk then come back to the mostly male billing center to offer up their assessments. Though I can be just as vulgar as the next guy, probably even worse, I'll spare you their astute commentary.

One of the experienced agents brought her to me so I could show her how to restore tapes. One of these superficial managers waddles in and I introduced them. The manager went on and on "oh what a cute outfit, where did you find that?", as if she was going to run right out and find one in sackcloth size. So I watched this two-faced display. She was known to be an ass kisser. If you wanted the President to know something you emailed. If you wanted him to know something immediately you whispered it to her.  Waddle, waddle waddle, knock, knock... Bill I need to speak to you.

I showed this girl how to do tapes and found her, to my dismay, to be extremely bright, articulate and technically savvy. Unfortunately her stunning looks distracted from her intelligence. I left to let her work without the pressure of me watching her every keystroke. She needs to make her mistakes without eyes watching over her shoulder.

As I turned out the tape room I heard a conversation around the corner between this manager that had just been there and another of her 'peers'. " Have you met that new girl, that little bitch, she must not realize this isn't a whore house. I guarantee the first chance I get her little swaggering ass is out of here."
Yep. They didn't get rid of her but forced her to leave within a few weeks. Everything she did they found fault with it.

This didn't happen just once but with about any attractive female the agency sent to us. Men have nothing on women when it comes to being pricks. They just can't stand the fact that, unlike them, someone can have it all going for them.

For the guys it is similar. People like Olbermann, who does get hot bimbos, knows that a lady like Palin wouldn't give him the time of day. Even more disgusting to guys like him is the fact that she prefers a real ordinary guy like Todd. It's a deep rooted fear of rejection thing. I mean how many guys just can't understand what Julia Roberts saw in Lyle Lovett ?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Must Have as 2010 Approaches

Hot Items for 2010

I already have mine.

The Grand Racist

The basis of racism, the real racism not the canned response, is generalizing an entire class of people. Jesse Jackson is a racist to his own class of people. This is every bit as vile as saying something about watermelons.

The Idiot in Chief

Me, me, me ,me... these are serious times requiring serious leadership... but forget that... his frame of refernce is always himself.

"Ask not what I can do for your country, 
ask what your country can do for me."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Wondering About Dobermann

May just be me but I'd swear he is sticking Preparation H in the wrong end.

I Feel Like Koko

Today I sympathize with Koko. My little cat Lightning broke one of her lower fangs. I let her out and an hour later she wanted in and I noticed it pointing straight out of her mouth. I dropped her off at the vet at 3:00pm where they will put her under in the morning to extract it. I know it is probably not that big of a deal but I feel sick, almost want to cry, doubt I will sleep tonight just worrying about her up there scared and alone. I am probably having just as much separation anxiety as she is. Tonight I won't have my TV watching buddy on my lap. Vet said he would give her just a little gas to put her out long enough to take it out but there is always a risk. I always dwell on the worst case scenario. This is going to be a long twenty hours.

Update: She will be home after lunch. Her sisters will be happy to see her. I have her some pot roast gravy ready.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teabagging in China

Wonder if Obama dare call the Chinese 'Teabaggers'

The Day In Review

Closing thoughts on today's events.

ANSWER thugs attack TPP folks.
My thoughts: We should never start a fight.. but there is no dishonor in ending one.

The Obama bow. NO link necessary !
My thoughts: Stupid is as stupid does.

Moving the trials to NYC. Ditto
My thoughts: The sheik would like to thank all those that made this day possible.

What to call Hasan Ditto
My thoughts: How about infiltrator ?

Sarah Palin interviews.
"The perky one". Smack! Oprah is not the center of her universe. Thump!

Anita Dunn likes Jon Stewart.
He admitted it is fake news.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Now Go Back And Get Your Shoeshine Box

Found this at Free Republic : Our President is an embarrassing IDIOT !

ABC: Missed Warning Signs & Motives

ABC has a Headline for an article by Sunlen Miller:
Obama Calls for Further Review of Missed Warning Signs & Motives of Fort Hood Shooter

Might I suggest he begin looking under that steaming pile of PC ?

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bush / Cheney on Trial

I believe the reason this administration is putting the 9/11 terrorists on trial in civil courts has a couple of purposes.
One reason is that the health care bill is in the Senate and Reid will use every slimy Senate rule to cram it through. This is such an affront to the victims of the attack that it will divert the dialogue away from that.
The other purpose is to put the Bush administration on trial by proxy. They want the testimony of KSM about being waterboarded. In civil court this will give the impression of a mere criminal being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. Their media lap dogs will obediently take this and disperse it 24/7 into the common dialogue. They claim waterboarding won't come into evidence.  Just words. Watch.
That's why Holder came on strong about seeking the federal death penalty. He wants to establish the impression that he represents regular Americans. However, the reality is he, Obama and the Black Liberationists have far more in common, as to a worldview of America, with KSM than they do with the normal American. Both hate the America of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Deafening Chirp Of Crickets.

Remember how the drama-queens on the left got their knickers bunched up about George Bush's coming dictatorship destroying civil liberties because homeland security might know the books you've checked out at the library ? The chorus of crickets are deafening.

Of course Obama's regime backed off but just the fact that they considered this shows who the real threat to civil liberties is.

Bill Clinton: Tossing the Salad in Congress

Former Salad-tosser in Chief Clinton:

"The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning."

This from a guy famous for tea-bagging interns ! Keep in mind that Hitler, Saddam, Chavez and many other despots 'won' too.
I mean hey, if we're going to use vile juvenile sexual innuendos to describe our political adversaries it is unfair there isn't one for Democrats. But in this case salad-tossing actually describes their methods of persuasion and political cohesion, particularly the government media.
But he is right, they are destroying this country and I know I am pissed beyond comprehension at the idiocracy they are creating.
If there are those out there, like myself, that did not understand the whole tea bagging thing since I am not familiar with the gay lifestyle like David Schuster, Anderson Cooper, Chrissy Matthews or Her Olbermann, I had to look it up.
Now salad tossing I have heard about because I have been told it is a favorite 'welcome to prison' activity.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Good News

There comes a time when we ought to just put aside all the political and religious disparities among us and simply be thankful for good news..

Thursday, November 05, 2009

News Organizations

There are 10,000 angry Americans protesting at the House of Representatives.

Fox News is reporting it. MSNBC has a prominent online report with photos. Even the New York Times covered it.

What do the 'News Organizations' like CNN and the Washington Post have online? Not a thing as of 2:50 PM Central.

Who do you trust for your news ?

At least the 'biased organizations' put it out there.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Democrats vs Hockey Mom

Tell me again that the Dems aren't concerned about Palin.

They gloat because they think an election proves something against a private citizen with a Twitter account. Pathetic liars. She scares the hell out of them because she would cancel out Obama's charismatic shtick. We've had our first semi-black President who represents 15% of our population. We have yet to elect a woman who represents 51% of our population.

Had the RINO been truthful in her beliefs NY-23 would have had a different outcome.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Driving and Dying Not The Same

I hear it on the radio and I see it on television. Whenever someone poses the unconstitutionality of a mandatory health care premium compares it to auto insurance I wonder why the obvious never tickles their brain. My state does not mandate that I get a drivers license. The ability to drive is more essential in our day-to-day lives than health care.

If I opt in to drive and use public streets then I accept the obligations. Neither does my state require that I have health insurance. That is only a personal option.

So if the comparison holds; if I chose to drive without auto insurance I only lose my ability to operate a motor vehicle legally. If I chose not to pay a mandated premium would I lose my rights to citizenship like property ( money )?

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Waaaa.... burgers for all.

Long ago I read of an experiment. I think it may have been Piaget but the particulars are in the hazy fog of aging. However the point of the experiment is what I remember. It was a test of the aggression produced by testosterone. The subjects were little toddlers. A clear barrier was placed between the mother and child. There were two types of behavior these babies exhibited. On average when the baby girls confronted the barrier they became frustrated and cried. On average the little boys tried to push through the barrier.

Pick the future 'progressive'.

Today the same kinds of people have grown up in a world full of barriers but they still exhibit those same tendencies. One exception being that once they become conditioned to society, where boys are raised like girls and girls raised like boys the separation of behavior by hormone is masked by social conditioning.

But there remains two types of people; there are those, when confronted with barriers do nothing but fall on their padded butts and cry for mommie to solve their problems and there are those that attempt to push through those barriers not asking for any help.  Sometimes getting angry when mommie tries to help them.

Those demanding cradle to grave help are the padded butt criers. The solution to any problem is to cry until nanny comes and picks them up. They demand social justice and fairness.

One such person is Nancy Pelosi. I recall that she cried about gender bias when she was in contention against Harold Ford Jr. for the position of minority leader. She stomped her feet and threw a hissy until she got what she wanted.

That is our problem today. Too damn many cry babies. Sometimes I wonder if our country couldn't use an old fashion financial collapse complete with bread lines full of formerly wealthy people. Many people in our country could use a dose of reality like that which made the Great Depression and war era generation the Greatest Generation. Of course that kind of economy had its downside with the famous gangsters of the era. We already have a head-start there;our Bonnie & Clyde.... are already in the government.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

UN Get Out !

I've heard the approaching storm about the Copenhagen Treaty.  I read through it and provided my opinion in red.  What has come to mind is this paragraph in the Declaration of Independence:
Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain ( President ) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
 Copenhagen Protocol


Industrialized countries must massively scale up financial, technological and capacity support to developing countries for their mitigation and adaptation efforts. In the next commitment period, at least 160 billion US$ per year should be raised by industrialized countries, primarily through the auctioning of emissions allowances to cover developing countries’ incremental costs.

Governance and Institutions – Copenhagen Climate Facility

To avoid dangerous climate change and build climate resilience, the way society is structured will need to change fundamentally - from investment patterns to development programs. This cannot be accomplished by a fragmented set of existing institutions. In order to enhance the implementation of the Convention in accordance with the Bali Action Plan and its four building blocks, a new institution, the Copenhagen Climate Facility (CCF), is needed.
The new Facility would not be an aid mechanism, reflecting a donor-recipient relationship, but rather a mechanism that fulfills and matches the commitments agreed in the Convention, as further specified under the new Copenhagen Protocol.
Centralized elements: Most revenues from the industrialized countries’ finance support obligations, generated primarily through auctioning of Assigned Amount Units (outlined below) would go into this central facility.

Decentralized elements: Direct access to funds would be disbursed to implementing agencies that could be at national and state/province or regional level. These agencies would have to be approved by the Climate Facility’s Executive Committee and meet the criteria and guidelines established by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Copenhagen Protocol, (CMCP). Potential implementing agencies could include regional development banks, national funds and bi-lateral programs.

Keep in mind who wrote this... GREENPEACE.   And our idiot president is going to sign this ?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

In the Obama zone

Thought for the day:

This illegal and immoral war against Fox News is diverting valuable resources away from the real war of necessity in Afghanistan.

It is also diverting your attention from other matters like this tidbit at Drudge pointing to and AP article. Can't this president admit he was wrong and change course?
This guy is so paranoid and Nixonian I wonder just how long before we get an 'I'm not a crook' speech.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

At the Crossroads

Drudge is carrying a link to a story about Crossroads Mall in south Oklahoma City. The Reuters article points out that it is another victim of the finance failures and looks like it is. What is missing from this story is that it was already in decline even when the economy was healthy. Here's why I think it was dead anyway.

I grew up in this area of south OKC and was my romping ground from 1970 until, well I only live 40 miles from it now. Back in those days this area of the city was white suburban communities expanding southward. To be absolutely truthful my parents bought a home in Moore, Oklahoma so we could go to schools free from racial violence and the busing fiasco going on at that time.

Over the years the city has pushed outward towards Norman on the southside and Edmond on the northside and suburbanites are taking their wealth with them. After almost forty years what used to be cities a short drive from midtown are now suburbs where it gets more difficult to tell which city you're in.

Crossroads sat right on the south edge of OKC. It was a sort of medium scale mall. I recall there was a JC Penney, I worked there one Christmas, a Dillards, Montgomery Ward and those types of retail stores. They were always full of customers, almost always some kind of family activity going on a center court and lots of good restaurants. You felt safe there.

As the city expanded the clientele changed. There was some gang-related violence there. The customers buying furniture, appliances and high ticket items slowly moved southward towards the length of I-35 between Moore and Norman which is now lined with large retail stores and strip malls.

Personally I don't feel safe in there anymore. Last time I was there I felt like I was in the third-world.

But the Crossroad Mall, a landmark of my youth has passed on, never to return. Great piece of property on a hill where you can see most of the southside.  Sitting at the junction of two major interstates.

It survived the May 3rd, 1999 F5 but 'progress' has been terminal.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Victim Class

Cato@Liberty  has a post about Katrina victims suing energy companies for the global warming they caused.
"The New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit, the federal court of appeals where I once clerked, has allowed a class action lawsuit by Hurricane Katrina victims to proceed against a motley crew of energy, oil, and chemical companies. Their claim: that the defendants’ greenhouse gas emissions raised air and water temperatures on the Gulf Coast, contributing to Katrina’s strength and causing property damage. Mass tort litigation specialist Russell Jackson calls the plaintiffs’ claims “the litigator’s equivalent to the game ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.’”
I believe the energy companies ought to counter sue them for voting in corrupt politicians and their organized crime union contractors who built the levee. But that mission was secondary to the palm greasing industry. That is what failed and caused the damage.

Interesting Tidbit

While reading through the WIKI for information on my ancestors, I think I am Choctaw, I came across an interesting paragraph concerning the origins of their people that sounded familiar:

"Early 19th century and contemporary Choctaw storytellers describe that the Choctaw people emerged from either Nanih Waiya (an Indian mound) or a cave nearby. The companion story describes their journey from the west, when they were directed by the use of a sacred pole.
'The Choctaws, a great many winters ago, commenced moving from the country where they then lived, which was a great distance to the west of the great river and the mountains of snow, and they were a great many years on their way. A great medicine man led them the whole way, by going before with a red pole, which he stuck in the ground every night where they encamped. This pole was every morning found leaning to the east, and he told them that they must continue to travel to the east until the pole would stand upright in their encampment, and that there the Great Spirit had directed that they should live.' "
Earlier in the WIKI it suggests this was somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 years ago.  I find a couple of things interesting here; 1)  They migrated East from the Rockies to the Mississippi,  2)  They were lead by a medicine man's staff to the land that would be theirs and 3)  time was measured by winters and not summers.

A people living in a cold climate migrate to warmer lands lead by their own version of Moses.   Maybe the great flood was part of the great melt.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Down The Rabbit Hole

The world just gets curiouser and curiouser. Here, the day after what the world thought was young Falcon's odyssey, we are now seeing more down to Earth possibilities. However, I am not so sure everything has landed as safely as the jiffy-pop balloon.

Drudge has an interesting link to this video from the show where families swap wives. What a lovely concept for a family show.

When did the world become overpopulated with people fruitier and nuttier than Marmoset droppings. Flying saucers, dissipating a tornado ( this guy is a tornado chaser and doesn't realize the tornado we see is only a wee little piece of the entire structure additionally getting all worked up over a simple dust devil, ???) self-deluded entertainment mogul children, a Yoko wannbe and a psyhic. 

So be it. That's their business until it starts costing others money. But what really eats at me is that their houses appear to be in the 300-400K range? Is there labor demand for nut cases ?  What am I doing wrong ?  Got my degree ( check ),  have been a conscientious employee, hard worker and team player ( check ), have conducted my own business honestly ( check ), make a bit more than the national average, ( check ) ,have no kids to raise yet there is no way I could comfortably afford  those homes in those locations.  Maybe  I should look into being a psychic  or an alien genealogist tracing  family histories back to their planetary origins?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I support this legislation.

If this passes my girl cats are going to become very familiar with the vet. Now if I could just count them as dependents.

Touch Not The Burger and Fries

Article at Michelle Malkin: - Big Nanny Alert: The War On Hamburgers

Now this is where I draw the line. They can take my money or my freedom and I will just be really, really irate. But deny me a Sonic burger and they will take my sanity.

I will not be responsible for my actions caused by sudden meat withdrawals. My canine teeth will be looking for something to shred. Imagine trying to take a steak out of the mouth of a starving Doberman. Now multiple that by a factor of 10 in attitude and 3.5 in weight. Something will end up bleeding.

Don't even think about thinking about messing with the Cherry Limeade. That will result in a seek and destroy mission.

Golf Blasphemy

As a golf enthusiast I find this almost unforgivable. A course should never be treated with this kind of disrespect.

As close to Heaven on Earth as it gets.
Where every Sunday one can hear the Lord's name through the trees...
after the 'kerplunks' of many golf balls being baptized as their final right.

Baucus BS

Just saw Baucus saying that members of Congress will have the same choices as the public will have through the exchange. Many of the proponents have repeated this mantra. Indeed it is absolutely true. But what they do not mention lest they kill the sale; if you are a VIP you can afford the solid gold casket plan offered in the exchange. If you are poor sorry but you can only afford the wooden box ( public ) plan.

I am beginning to question my sanity and judgement. I think I am right but the public chatter makes me wonder so few recognize that the thing people ought to be raising hell about this Health Insurance Exchange. It is the heart of this proposed monster. It is where government control becomes absolute, not in the plans offered in it, which will be plans that the government has approved.

Baucus wasn't lying but it will be misinterpreted that government will use the public option once it runs through the spin cycle for a day or two . That's the way this culture of idiocy operates.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Thanks For The Vote Suckers !

Obama's base is starting to get a clue they've been played by the Liar-in-Chief?

Reading the article the name Altgeld Gardens popped out to me. This is where Obama did his community organizing. He used them to acquire his 'black' street cred. Once he got what he needed he left them just as he found them moving on in pursuit of his deification. But he left an impression:
“He’s going to fight for all the people, not just [those from] the Gardens,” Scott said. “I don’t think he’ll single out one place.” Obama, she added, will take care of everyone as president.
Suckers !

Pay Day on the Plantation

Pay Day for the workers on the Democrat Plantation in Detroit.

Well.. they got their Change. Hopes not looking too good either.

I have no problem with a Work-Fare concept. But just giving it away makes it free money, nothing ventured. There is real work to be done in Detroit just cleaning up the mess. I see no problem with infrastructure stimulus. Governments would actually get value for dollars spent and citizens would rightly earn their money. A job gives one not only income but a sense of self-value.

Neuron Eruption! I am reminded of a story about life's struggles.

The gist is the liberal way of thinking, the point is the conservative way of thinking. Or as Sir Paul has said "Let It Be". Detroit is an example of liberal philosophy applied and the results.

My 'teachable moment' here is this: When you are down, the person offering you a handout does not necessarily have your interest in mind as much as the person offering you a hand up though you will have to struggle. Two choices; remain obediently on the plantation, living on massa's scraps, or get to your feet and take charge of your life, your neighborhood and your city.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Visions of a Nuke Free World... Munchies will be needed.

I was just over reading the London papers so I would have a somewhat fair and balanced view of news in America. A commenter on one of the posts was casting much admiration for our young president's attempts to free the world of nuclear weapons.

Here's the reality in my ever so course 'rough around the edges is a term people have described me to my face' way of making a point. Say what they will they usually don't forget it. But if I were talking to the president trying to explain the futility of his effort I would say this... 'look Barry, nuclear weapons are like herpes, once you got'em you're stuck with em for life."

You can't unhear something, you can't unsee something and you sure as hell can't uninvent a technical advancement. Even if everyone disarmed of nukes there is still biological and chemical weapons with the more desirable effect of massive killing without the destruction of infrastructure and resources. Disarming of a particular weapon does not resolve the fundamental issue.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Screw the Daley Machine

Update: According to Drudge... The Ego Has Landed.

Just an afterthought now that I have quit laughing. The 3 O's, Obamas and Oprah espouse the black liberation dogma of fairness and social justice. South America deserves its moment in the sun as does Brazil, a modern democracy.

I hope Team Triple 'O' didn't suggest a new Olympic logo for Chicago:

It used to be cool until Microsoft took ownership.

I am trying to think of something where government intervention into a effort actually improved it and lowered cost. My two best candidates were NASA and the military but budgets become meaningless and are buried by cost overruns.

It reminds me of the history of browsers. In my graduating year the web browser was the latest greatest thing of the day. For most my college days we used the internet from the command line. If we wanted to download something we actually had to type in 'Ftp' and ip address. MS Workgroup for Windows was just coming into the market and talk was everywhere about this graphic interface to the internet, the W3 Project.

My first browser was Mozilla. It was simple but you had to download a winsocket and perform other geek-oriented task. No whistles and bells. What you needed is what you got. Then Netscape burst on the scene, still a basic no nonsense browser but it had a cool look to it. Life was good. Microsoft then realized they needed to be playing this game. Along comes Internet Explorer ( exploder ) heavy with whistles, bells and integration into the OS to 'improve' your browsing experience. They ruined a simple effective system. Thankfully Google Chrome ( Mozilla ) browsers has brought sanity back into vogue.

Government will do the same with health care. All these whistles and bells will 'improve' your health care experience. Yeah... ok... whatever.

Compare and Contrast

The things an evil corporation does with their airplane and money.

The things a caring First Lady does with your airplane at $56K an hour.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Results Of On The Job Training

I originally posted this on January 10, 2009... just checking the status of my prediction. January... humm something about January... oh yeah... how's closing Gitmo in one year going ?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leader of the Free World

The new president in 2013 is going to have one huge mess on his/hers hands. Obama's goals are looking more like he wants to neuter the United States. He sort of reminds me of an obese teenage girl looking in the mirror and wanting to see a slender version of herself. But there is the world of dreams then there is the world of reality. The world of reality must always be addressed first.

So while Obama was racking up more symbolic 'firsts' to quench his ego by chairing the Security Council and passing a meaningless pipe dream from his father, Sarkozy steps up and assumes the title of Leader of The Free World:

“We live in the real world, not the virtual world. And the real world expects us to take decisions.”

“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.

Friday, September 25, 2009

In The World Arena

Ladies and gentleman, in this corner... he stings like a butterfly, he floats like a bee, the one, the only OooooooooooBamaaaaaaaaaa....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Taxes Defined

Read the transcript of Stephi and his glorious leader's discussion on what a tax is.

A tax is any mandated payment by government that reduces my assets and spending potential. So if government causes the price of a commodity to rise then my spending potential is reduced the same as a direct tax. My wallet makes no distinct of who picked it.

Taxes are the weight of government on our backs.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Conservative vs. Liberal

Over the years I have thought about the differences between the worldviews of conservatives and liberals. I have held the view for so long I can't recall if I thought of it or heard it long ago and incorporated into my thinking. The difference between the conservative and liberal worldview is that conservatives see the world as it is while liberals see the world as it ought to be. I have had many disagree with this opinion but nothing will ever be settled.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered a defender of my point of view a day or so ago. I was looking for Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. I found this page that contains a quote from Michelle Obama at the DNC convention:
And Barack stood up that day, and he spoke words that have stayed with me ever since. He talked about "the world as it is" and "the world as it should be." And he said that, all too often, we accept the distance between the two, and we settle for the world as it is, even when it doesn't reflect our values and aspirations.

But he reminded us that we also know what the world should like -- look like. He said we know what fairness and justice and opportunity look like. And he urged us to believe in ourselves, to find the strength within ourselves to strive for the world as it should be. And isn't that the great American story?
To this view I have always had one question - who is to determine how the world should be? Now in my worldview that answer is that the world already is as it should be according to He who created it. Sorry it doesn't conform to Man's ideals but it is what it is and perfect it never will be. Yes we should strive to better our condition - that is the dream. But this dream is not the reality. Which worldview then is 'reality-based'. So it is we have these opposing political paradigms. Nothing is ever accomplished in the world of dreams.

Extending this idea I go back to our formative years. Most of us learn very early that life isn't fair, deal with it. This is a lesson that never sunk into a liberal's thoughts.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Jimmy Obama

We Apologize Europe.
Next time we'll elect an American.

Obama to Eastern Europe: Bend Over.
Russia to Obama: Da. Da, Comrade.

If the Europeans get nuked by Iran Obama will be responsible for the deaths of thousands. In that case he should be tried for war crimes along with the Iranians. He's the guy that would have left the gate open and invited them in.

Quite frankly I wonder if Obama would welcome the destruction of London as payback for its colonialism. A dream from his father?

I have made this image to show why the Czech Republic and Poland are so important. I have a feeling that Obama's advisers have been working with too many flat maps.

For the second time in my adult life I am embarrassed for my country. This time for spitting in the eyes of a good ally.

Russia is not a good ally. Obama is simply afraid of Putin. Like a poodle to a pitbull.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Digital Guerrillas

Alinsky died in 1972. He never saw the modern world in his rules. He never coud have envisioned that two young people armed with video and audio could bring down a nationwide movement. Obama and others have cultivated this Alinsky inspired movement to fundamentally kill off traditional American culture over decades. This government is the one they have been waiting for in hopes of changing America forever.

Obama has calculated what will be needed. The first thing is to incorporate business, unions, media and academia into a fascist coalition. At the same time they will conscript the underlings as foot soldiers. Once in power, the first order of operation is to allocate funds to support this infrastructure. The groundwork was laid long ago by playing on emotion and passing laws that would eventually stress the existing system while rewarding the underlings with homes they couldn't afford. The collapse of this system would provide the confusion to embezzle from the Treasury the needed financing. Obama seeks legions of foot-soldier to surrender themselves to his cause by building a domestic army of citizens as funded and equipped as the military.

But a funny thing happened on the way to dictatorship. The watchdogs were exposed to be in the enemy camp. The people of a digital age were confounding the effort. In the same way the original patriots used unconventional means to defeat the greatest army of their times two young patriots sneaked into the enemy camp and disrupted the Obamanites supply lines. It remains to be seen whether or not their forces will collapse.

Although it will never be uttered by state media the name of O'Keeffe and Giles deserve equal standing to Woodward & Bernstein. Two young people bring the whole thing down with a digital camera. Other patriots have gathered for months, created their own lines of communication, they've financed their own way and are at the point they can't be ignored or ridiculed anymore.

We are all Digital Guerrillas. The Left should be realizing they've built a strawman of the Right only to discover we can read Alinsky too. They have misunderestimated us.

Alinsky didn't think of this.

Calling All Czars, Calling All Czars.

FoxNews is carrying a story that Republicans are going to make every ObamaCzar testify. Using Obama's claim for a transparent administration. Ok then... shall we have a look?

Alinsky never thought about this.

Can I believe My Lyin' Eyes?

Looking for the Baucus bill and found this:

I need to find a helmet, pigs must be flying somewhere. Then again, since it is rather cool due to global warming, Hell could be freezing.

An Orwellian Moment

A Racist group demands condemnation of racism.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Culture of Rage

Ever wonder why some boy shows up at school one day and kills the jocks and bullies? Maybe this is why.

This is nothing new. I went through this from time to time. I didn't conform to the demands of a common culture. John Lennon stated it best in Working Class Hero:

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school,
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool,

I lay in bed at night as a scrawny fourteen year-old with nothing but thoughts of revenge on these thugs to feel the torture of humiliation for themselves. Oh what'd I'd do to them if I were bigger. Well, I got bigger after high school. In fact I got physically intimidating. I did run into many of these thugs later. Each time I encountered one of them I realized I could beat each of them to a pulp... and each time we ended up laughing about it and they apologized. Kids do stupid things.

Top-Down Rot

One rotten apple can spoil the whole barrel.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Death Panels

Where did the idea of death panels come from?

Note he says 'we can let your doctor know'. Who is we and what information are they using to come to a determination to advise the doctor? Like the doctor is awaiting their instructions. Reminds me of a gladiator awaiting thumbs up or down.

Primal Right to Self-Defense

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Chicago Way

I question the timing.

Blago's go-to guy shows up dead, at 51, just before his trial over kick-backs:
On Tuesday, in a surprise move just a day before his scheduled trial, Kelly, owner of a roofing business, pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud as part of a kickback scheme to illegally obtain $8.5 million in work at O'Hare International Airport.

Wonder who was about to get exposed?

TEA Anyone?

Found this DC webcam link at Michelle Malkin

Friday, September 11, 2009

Silent No More

While googling for that 'just right pic' of 'We The People' for tomorrow's eye candy march on Washington I ran across Rebus Report. Interesting read. I don't find it all that nefarious but rather another legacy of our history. For both Man and Nation, entry into this world is messy and a struggle. But the argument is laid out in a convincing manner. The point being made is similar to something I encountered in my past and vehemently opposed; loss of our sovereignty to a world body.

In college, I put on a big fuss over having to swear allegiance to the nation and the state before I could get paid money they owed me. I wrote a lengthy protest listing the reason why. I eventually signed ( with protest ) so I could eat. At the time the President of the college warned me that if I ever sought public office my complaint would be public record. Here, some fifteen years later, we are closer to that world I would not submit to.

At the end of the quest I found a great pic From ATR - Americans for Tax Reform
.... with a little editorial comment from me of course...

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Call Them Out

Obama has asked that those spreading disinformation should be 'called out'. Joe Wilson was doing what he asked.

I wonder what thoughts were going through their heads:

Feet of Clay

The great and wonderful leader stands on feet of clay. Glenn Beck was right when he said yesterday that the conversation today won't be about Obama's fable last night. The battering rams are about to destroy the feet of clay upon which the Obama regime stands. The Bastille is about to be stormed and I have visions of an electoral bloodbath in 2010. Today is a good day.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Expand Federal Employment

Consider this: why not allow those drawing a check from the government into the federal employee insurance program? Welfare recipients are essentially another class of federal employee paid to do nothing but vote for Democrats when called upon.

That's what they do now but without HC benefits.

I would also promote the idea that since a union becomes the master of the employees is it not a better idea that the unions should be responsible for their employee's health care rather than the company they contract to?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Riddle Me This

There is something I haven't heard anyone bring up in this HC debate. Some have made the point that choices would bloom if restrictions were lifted where anyone can purchase insurance from other states. It is my understanding you can only get insurance offered within your state.

If this is true and it is not an inter-state commerce issue then what the hell justifies the federal government interfering with health insurance ?

Friday, September 04, 2009

What Would Satan Do?

I see every now in then each side of the HC debate attempting to bring Jesus into this in order to lay a faux morality base to their arguments. What would Jesus do? Well actually he would probably counter with a question: What will it matter in three hundred years? What will you be doing then?

This whole WWJD? thing is the source of much amusement; much like watching a little kid try to explain why they believe something. Cute as the dickens but oh so much more to learn.

I got to thinking, wouldn't it be far more fruitful to instead ask: what would Satan do? There would be no ambiguity. Almost everyone would know with certainty they are expressing an informed opinion.

Then... simply do the opposite.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Economic Terrorists

American Exceptionalism

This guy just gets better and better.

Bill Whittle on American Exceptionalism.

One thing I would add is that America is the world. Populated by people of all nations. It is an example of what can happen when people abandon their old ways and accept the ways of liberty and individual responsibility. That is when we strive to be a melting pot instead of being just a diverse society. Diversity implies division, the opposite of unity. Obama uses diversity to play one group against another to achieve his own aggrandizement. The country of Obama, by Obama, for Obama. Going to be a hard crash from such imaginary heights. I expect a fully documented narcissistic rage in the not too distant future when his vision comes crashing down.

Delusion Overlaod?

ABC News Exclusive:

National Security Adviser Says President Obama Is Having Greater Success Taking Terrorists Out of Commission Than Bush Did.

"Responding to criticism from former Vice President Cheney that President Obama is making the nation more vulnerable to terrorism, the president’s National Security Adviser, Gen. Jim Jones (Ret.), told ABC News in an exclusive interview that actually the reverse is true: President Obama’s greater success with international relations has meant more terrorists put out of commission."

“This type of radical fundamentalism or terrorism is a threat not only to the United States but to the global community,” Jones said. “The world is coming together on this matter now that President Obama has taken the leadership on it and is approaching it in a slightly different way – actually a radically different way – to discuss things with other rulers to enhance the working relationships with law enforcement agencies – both national and international."

The world coming together such as this?

Yep, screw the people. The families of the victims are just collateral damage in foreign affairs. Let them wail and moan. Oil is what counts. Right Mr. Obama ? Where is a code pinko when you need one.

Monday, August 31, 2009

The World Is A Dangerous Place.

Of course or military equipment is shielded against this. Somewhere an American sub would respond in kind. But if it is North Korea that was the perpetrator there are no lights to turn off.

Thankfully the world loves Obama and his charisma alone is enough to protect us.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Flip Capture: Fire In The Sky

I bought a Flip Ultra Camcorder to document the Sooner T.E.A Party. For a $150 digital camcorder it is pretty cool. I have encountered a few little issues but it is a great little camera for outings, trips, parties, vacations and those types of things.

Last night a front came through so I took it out and sat the little tripod on the porch bistro table. I was hoping that I could grab a lightning bolt. Just turned it on and walked away. It will record for two hours. I ending up just recording a few shorter sequences as the light show intensified.

What I think is cool is that the first time you USB it to the computer it sets up its editing program. I learned that in Snapshot capture there is a nice little tool that scrolls through every frame. When frame comes up that you want a still of just hit a button and that image goes into a queue of thumbnails. Once you have what you want hit a button and it creates a folder like August 2009 and saves the .jpp's there.

It is a sensitive camera and I was able to grab shots of my cats eating on the porch at night with only the porch light on. However, when I maxed its ability I can see that the sudden change from darkness to intense light leaves an artifact on the image. This shot was taken shortly before midnight. So can see the dark area at the top where, I assume, the sensors are trying to adjust:

I was able to capture a good sequence of a lightning bolt and its thunder.

This little thing is a good bang for the buck.