Friday, March 30, 2007

The John Doe Manifesto

An interesting piece, please read if you take a strong stance against Islamo-Fascist Terror.

I am John Doe. I have a concealed carry permit and a Taurus .45 loaded with Glaser Safety Slugs. Makes a nasty wound cavity; ruins your whole day should you be on the receiving end.

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Thursday, March 29, 2007

What Was He Thinking?

Senator Jim Webb's aide commited a big no-no the other day, tring to take the Senator's handgun and two loaded magazines into a U.S. government bulding. The gun laws in Washington, D.C. are draconian, to put it mildly. An average citizen cannot own, let alone carry concealed, a handgun (or any other type of firearm for that matter) in the District of Columbia. In Virginia, where Senator Webb is from, one must have a "Permit to Carry a Concealed Handgun." Mr. Webb has such a permit, however, privileges do not extend to any other person. Not to mention, it's not valid in D.C. unless you have a special "may-issue" reciprocity permit from the D.C. Chief of Police (I doubt Mr. Webb has one of these).

At any rate, Senator Webb's aide must have had his head up his behind, carrying a loaded, unregistered (to the aide), firearm, with unregistered ammunition, into a U.S. Government building without a permit. Had this been an aide to a Republican senator, say perhaps George Allen, the mainstream media would be having cows sideways.

By the way, an interesting part of the D.C. gun laws states that any semi-automatic firearm capable of holding more than 12 rounds is considered a machine gun. Machine guns, considered any firearm capable of firing more than once with a single trigger pull, have been illegal under Federal law since 1934. Despite the recent ruling overturning the D.C. gun ban, guns continue to be outlawed in the District for the most part.

If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.

Here is what the anti-gunners fear most.

My thoughts on gun control are best summarized here.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

An Imagined Reality

The U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1591 on Friday, setting an abstract timetable for withdrawal of our troops from Iraq. The socialist majority had the help of two Republican defectors: Wayne Gilchrest, R-MD, and Walter Jones, R-NC. Seven Democrats had the sense to vote against it, saying that they did not want to "tie the hands" of our military commanders. Another seven Dems who voted against the bill are left-wing pantywaists who would only vote in favor of an immediate bellus interruptus (feel free to correct my Latin). See the breakdown here. The bill included $20 billion in pork, a transparent and rather disgusting (but effective) attempt to buy votes. A sampling of the pork: Organic spinach, salmon fishing, asbestos mitigation, peanut storage, and something called the "Milk Income Loss Contract Program." Huh?

The mother hen, I mean, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, said "the American people see the reality of the war, the president does not." The reality is that the Leftist Anti-War Weenies are mucking up the works. They believe that if they try hard enough, we will have another Viet Nam on our hands. It all comes down to what kind of reality you believe in. Do we announce to the enemy "we're going to pull out of here on March 24, 2008, regardless if we have killed or detained all of you bad guys yet!" The reality of such an action would be, in effect, a defeat for freedom and a victory for Islamo-Fascist Terrorism. The "surge" is working, despite its being ignored by the traditional media. It is still reality even if you choose to ignore it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Belated Congratulations

The beloved Virginia General Assembly passed a bill not too long ago to lift restrictions on the distribution of wine directly from manufacturer to marketplace. I meant to post about this earlier, but kept forgetting about it.

There are 20 or so wineries in the local area, known as the "Monticello" appellation (not appalachian), and many are strictly small-scale producers that rely heavily on the very local market. Having a law that required them to sell through a distributor was just plain silly.

If you are in central VA, please avail yourself of our fine Virginia wines. Cabernet Franc, Vigonier, and Vidal Blanc (esp. late harvest Vidal Blanc '00 from Jefferson Vineyards) are well suited to our area, and are usually very affordable.


Remember - the only way to stop a zombie is to cut off his (or her) head. Or vaporize them with a theater nuke or fuel-air bomb.

I'm going to the garage to sharpen my machete.

Double Standard

When President Clinton fired all (93?) U.S. attorneys, it was a non-story. But when President Bush fires a handful, it is somehow a scandal.

The U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President. What the House panel hopes to find with its silly subpoenas of Bush aides falls into one category: More scandal. And if they don't find any there, the Democrats will continue to throw excrement on the walls to find out what sticks.

I fart in their general direction.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Green Beer and Corned Beef

Yes, I know, green beer and corned beef are not Irish traditions. But it's beer (mmmmm -beer). So what if it's green (use a drop of blue to make your own, remember the color wheel from grade school?).

Corned beef is not the most healthy meat, so why not once a year for St. Patrick's day?

What is really Irish, and what completes the meal, is soda bread:

6 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
2 t. baking powder
3 T. cornstarch
2 t. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup currants
2 1/2 c. buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add buttermilk and mix until a lumpy ball is formed. Knead for a minute or two. Divide dough into two balls and press slightly to flatten them. Place on ungreased baking sheet (parchment is recommended) and slash a cross in the top of each with a razor or very sharp knife. Rest for 10 minutes, then bake for 40 minutes or until loaves are golden brown. Cool on racks. Great as is, or sliced and toasted.

A Candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court

A Judge in Sarasota, Florida, said a homeowner had 'a right to resist' sheriff's deputies who entered his home without a warrant to serve civil papers to him. The deputies tried to arrest his wife after they forced open the garage door she was attempting to close, and the man beat the deputies with a stun gun taken from one of them. One of the deputies was knocked unconscious.

The judge said that the man's time served (8 days in County) was enough and let him go without probation.

Thank Jeebus there are judges on the bench in this country who are willing to recognize and respect the rights of the individual, and understand that the Constitution is intended to protect the individual from the government.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Valerie Plame, Sooper Sekrit Agent

How "covert" are you if you drive to CIA headquarters in Langley in your own car after dropping the kids at school? Every day? And would you be at a cocktail party with your husband, who introduces you as his "secret agent" wife? And would you allow pictures of yourself at said party to be published in a national magazine? Even if the name of your employer was not common knowledge, as Plame claims, would anyone know at all if you were truly a "covert operative?"

The media, and even supposedly right-wing Fox News, all refer to Plame as a "covert operative" of the CIA who has been "outed." If she was really covert, she would be working for some company, which may or may not be a CIA front, with what is commonly known as a "cover" identity. The point is, she was just another mid-level employee at Langley, helping the bureaucracy to churn.

And the proper term is "blown cover," not "outed." No one has said she is gay.

I can't believe anyone falls for this nonsense.

Life is Good in Central VA

The spring peepers are peeping, the toads are beginning to sing, and the bluebirds are checking out the bluebird house. The weather has been warm (until today)and the garden is now underway for another growing season.

Sorry if this bores you, but I had to write something other than my typical anti-leftist rantings.

More of that later.

Cabal of Villains

The esteemed Maximum Leader at Naked Villainy has seen fit to include my little blog in his "Cabal of Villains." I am honored and pleased by his recognition.

Anyone reading this who has not already done so should check out Naked Villainy. And if you have found me through the above, welcome.

Thanks again, ML.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Why We Fight, Why We Will Win

Security operations in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq are targeting anyone who is acting against the government of Iraq, whether it be Sunni or Shiia, whether they live in Sadr City or Ramadi, whether they live in Mansour. They will be targeted.

-Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, commander of Multinational Corps Iraq, in an interview with reporters in Baghdad Feb. 27.

Leftist Weenie Anti-War Video

They don't even understand how it works. I'm no fan of his policy, but Representative David Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Commitee, calls it like he sees it. These people (the ones in the video and the others in their wacko socialist anti-war groups) are IDIOTS!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Penis Envy?

The Lefties are getting their pretty pink panties all in a wad. And the successes in the war in Iraq are being ignored to promote their agenda of hatred:

Daily Kos:

And no matter what they do - no matter how far leadership goes to
compromise with the Blue Dog Democrats who seem not to know that Democrats were given a majority to stand up to the president - the president will veto anything that represents even a rhetorical check on his power to continue killing and maiming Americans and Iraqis alike.

Support Senator Webb's bill to rein in Bush on Iran. Senator Jim Webb introduced a bill that requires the President to get approval from Congress before taking military action in Iran. Call your senators and ask them to support Sen. Webb's bill.

(gasp! gasp! gasp!)

Once again, please familiarize yourself with article 2, section 2 of the U.S. constitution if you find you are in agreement with these nut job organizations.

Senator Webb, you are a disgrace to the good people of the Commonwealth which you represent.

Hitlery's Dirty Laundry

Just like the records for her Rose law firm, Hitlery's thesis from Wellesley College has mysteriously surfaced. She reveals herself for the socialist she is. The thesis was obtained by Republican Spectacular through an official request to the Wellesley archives and transcribed.

Read more about it at

This woman must never be allowed to become President of the United States.

The Iraq War Has Its General Grant

(This image stolen from somewhere and used without permission)

A new commander and a new strategy was badly needed in Iraq. Much like our own Civil War, we have tried various commanders with some limited successes. And like that war, we have been unable to achieve a decisive victory without a determined commander and a winning strategy. General David Petraeus is showing the "insurgents" (Islamo-Fascist Terrorist Assholes) that there is a new sheriff in town.

And he has new rules to play by. The new Army Field Manual, fm3-24, is the IFTA's nightmare. A quote from chapter 5, "Executing Counterinsurgency Operations:"

It is a persistently methodical approach and steady pressure which will gradually wear the insurgent down. The government must not allow itself to be diverted either by counter moves on the part of the insurgent or by the critics on its own side who will be seeking a simpler and quicker solution. There are no short-cuts and no gimmicks.

Sir Robert Thompson, Defeating Communist Insurgency: The Lessons of Malaya and Vietnam, 1966

Need we say more?

Thursday, March 08, 2007

John Inman, RIP

John Inman, better known as "Mr Humphries" on the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? passed away yesterday at 71. The Daily Mail has a good obituary.

A funny man, a funny show. Not the highest quality, but good enterainment. I can remember watching the show (reruns on local PBS) often when I should have been studying whatever it was I supposedly learned in college.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

You Need Rehab If You Use the Word ‘Faggot.’

Ann Coulter made an alleged slur about Democrat Presidential Candidate John "Two Americas" Edwards. Only it was not
really a slur. She said that she would reserve comment about him personally, and that 'faggot' is not an acceptable word to use in polite public conversation.

Let's face facts. John "Two Americas" Edwards is a despicable person with a law degree who uses the loss, pain, and suffering of others to line his own, massive, pockets. He has gone so far as to "channel" an unborn baby girl who suffered brain damage in front of a jury. He was hoping to cash in on an obstetrician's malpractice insurance policy. This is 180 degrees out of phase with the image he portrays on the campaign trail. Edwards own site claims "our health care system is the most expensive in the world and insurance premiums have grown faster than wages for almost 50 years." Thanks to You, Mr. Two Americas. Insurance costs more because of reckless dipshits like John Edwards filing lawsuit after lawsuit against doctors, nurses, hospitals, and everyone else who may have a dime in their pocket. The insurance companies pay out when these people are sued, and (Econ 101 again) must charge more for their protection to recoup the loss. Result? Higher costs for medical care, medical insurance, and malpractice insurance, medical or otherwise.

But why should the Breck Girl care? Filing lawsuits is how John Edwards affords a mansion with more square footage than most large factories. Try searching for "tort reform" on Edwards' site. I've done it for you here. Only one mention, and it does not even come from Edwards.

Ann Coulter can say whatever she wants. She is an indivdual protected by the first amendment to the U.S. constitution. So am I: John Edwards is a (not in a sex or gender way, more in a 6th grade playground way) faggot.

A Message to Socialist Weenie Anti-War Protestors:

(This image stolen from somewhere and used without permission)

From A Few Good Men:

Son, we live in a world that has walls. And those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth. Because deep down, in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me there. We use words like honor,code, loyalty...we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use 'em as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I'd prefer you just said thank you and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give
a damn what you think you're entitled to.

My argument exactly.