30 June 2013

Notes from the week of 24JUN13

lotta stuff went unposted this week, gotta catch up...

so anyway, I apparently have issues that I need to address according to the soon to be ex missus.  It's a long story that I won't bore you with here.  As these issues reside between her ears and behind her eyeballs, I have little concern.  It's a developing story...

Enough with the personal crap, let's light this candle:

"It’s uncomfortable for a lot of people to hear this, but plugging your ears to it and pretending we’re dealing with good men when we’re dealing with cynical, self-serving rulers who use pragmatism as an intellectual crutch isn’t collegial or noble. It’s harmful and complicit." - Jeff Goldstein

My apologies, I failed to capture the url of the specific post, and Jeff's trackback link points to his front page.  Follow the link, scroll and read until you find that quote.  Time spent reading Protein Wisdom is time well spent.

Whittle: Afterburner:
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29 June 2013

Saturday Night Video

yes, it's that band, like you've never heard them before...

so anyway, this:
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23 June 2013

Notes from the week of 17JUN13

Road Trip!!!

so anyway, last week was kind of "non-standard", as I spent Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at our plant in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.  Business Travel: It's just like being on Vacation!

What if we looked at cars the same way we look at guns?

Jeff Goldstein publishes a powerful letter he received from one of his readers.  It will move you.

Scene from Wednesday's rally in Capitol City:  (Click on the picture for a panoramic view)
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22 June 2013

Saturday Night Video

deep cuts edition....

so anyway, my mostest favorite Doobie Brothers song:
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19 June 2013

Abolish the IRS rally

an idea who's time has come...

so anyway, the big rally in Capitol City today was to protest the IRS targeting Tea Party and other conservative groups.  I'm sure you've heard of the scandal, it's been in the news for over forty days now.)
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18 June 2013

Travelling Tales

Greetings from Walker, Michigan...

so anyway, tonight finds me holed up in a hotel room with a couple of hand guns, a bottle of Val-U-Rite Vodka, and an internet connection, so all is well and right in my world.  I laced up my steel-toed boots at 0547 this morning; I just sat down thirty minutes ago (Business Travel!  It's just like being on Vacation!).  I actually did manage some "me" time in the interim, so it's not like I've been slavin' away for the past sixteen hours.

There were some highlights: as I was merging on to WB I-96 from NB US-23 this morning, a short caravan passed me:  (turn your sound off, 'cause the audio is nothing but road noise)
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16 June 2013

Notes from the week of 10JUN13

(insert sub-title here)

so anyway, let's dispense with the formalities and light this candle:

On Monday, our favorite Democrat strategist / pollster Pat Caddell had an interesting post up over at Breitbart's Big Government.  His intro reads as follows:

"The sordid revelations from the Obama administration are coming at a pace that can only be described as, well, fast and furious. So let’s lay down some markers here, as a sort of road map for the months and years ahead:" 
And he proceeds to do so.  The whole thing, it must be read.

Also on Monday, Senator Rand Paul had a most excellent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal:
"What is objectionable is a system in which government has unlimited and privileged access to the details of our private affairs, and citizens are simply supposed to trust that there won’t be any abuse of power. This is an absurd expectation. Americans should trust the National Security Agency as much as they do the IRS and Justice Department."
Again, read the whole thing.  I actually posted on the two pieces mentioned above here.  But you knew that, already.

On Tuesday, I had a link from Stephen "VodkaPundit" Green that I did not have the opportunity to blog.  Pity, that.  The link was to trollthensa.com/, whose plan was to have everyone e-mail or call using this script:

"     Hey! How’s it going? I’m all right.
    My job is so shitty I wish I could overthrow my boss. It’s like this oppressive regime where only true believers in his management techniques will stay around. I work marathon-length hours and he’s made all these changes that have made it the worst architecture firm to work at in Manhattan. Like he moved the office to the Financial District and fired my assistant. She was the only one who knew where the blueprints were! I need access to those blueprints to complete my job! F my life, right? And he keeps trying to start all these new initiatives to boost revenue, but seriously we just need to stick to what we do best. There’s only one true profit center. I seriously feel ready to go on strike at any second.
    I just read this article about how these free radical particles can cause the downfall of good health and accelerate aging. These could actually cause death to millions of Americans. If these particles are flying around undetected everywhere, does that mean we’re all radicalized?
    Have you seen the second season of Breaking Bad? I just finished it. I couldn’t believe that episode where they poison the guy with ricin! That was the bomb! I won’t say any more because I don’t want to reveal the earth-shattering events to come.
    Oh! So I’ve been planning a big trip for the summer. I’m thinking of visiting all of the most famous suspension bridges in the United States. So probably like the Golden Gate Bridge, The Brooklyn Bridge, and the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. I’m gonna bring my younger brother and I know he’ll want to go to bars, so I’m thinking of getting him a fake drivers license, but I hope that doesn’t blow up in my face.
    Okay, I gotta run! I’m late for flight school. I missed the last class where we learn how to land, so I really can’t miss another one. Talk to you later!"
So, yeah, now I'm on just about every list I wasn't on before for posting that.  Serious you guys, I gots nothing left to lose...Molan Labe

On Wednesday, Ace had the goods on some shit-bag prog-tard (BIRM) trying to lie his way onto the Zimmerman jury.  I posted on it here.

http://www.rampantinjustice.com/  I saw this earlier in the week, but didn't watch it until Friday night.  It will piss you off; I recommend removing all breakable items from you immediate vicinity before watching.

"Here it is in plain, clear English: The ruling class plan to defeat the TEA Party and the small-government base of the Republican Party is to import enough new progressive voters to offset the influence of we, the people. Whose only function will be to subsidize the people and programs that insure our own subjugation to the State."

We were 'sposed to get a big reveal from Glenn Beck by the end of the week, but it didn't happen. 

DO NOT click on this link to the NSA PRISM Profile Server

Ragin' Dave has a solution to the Guest Worker situation.

Bob Owens channels his inner Led Zeppelin with When The Levee Breaks in which he revisits What You'll See in the Rebellion:
"After a number of carefully-planned, highly-publicized, and successful raids by the government, one or more will invariably end “badly.” Whether innocents are gunned down, a city block is burned to ash, or especially fierce resistance leads to a disastrously failed raid doesn’t particularly matter. What matters is that when illusion of the government’s invincibility and infallibility is broken, the hunters will become the hunted. "
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15 June 2013

Saturday Night Video

here's one you probably haven't heard in years...

so anyway, tonight's vid is from Badfinger, the band that kind of invented the "power pop" genre in the early 1970's.  Despite the fact that this song is ≈ 43 years old, it still holds up:
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14 June 2013

It's going to be a long day


so anyway, we usually have some music playing around the office on Fridays.  Between my boss and I, I think we have every song ever recorded prior to around 1987.  Fridays are usually a rockin' good time.


I get to the office this morning and was greeted by horrific screeching coming from the purchasing clerks cube.  A brief conversation ensued:

Me: What exactly is that?

Purchasing Clerk: Celine Dion's Greatest Hits

Me: That's unpossible

I've never been an advocate for people wearing headphones in the office, but today I'll make an exception.

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13 June 2013

Breaking News? *****Updated*****


so anyway, surfin' around the inter-web net-tubes at lunch, there's quite a buzz over something that Glenn Beck is going to reveal as early as today.  From all the chatter, it sounds like Beck thinks he can prove that TFG blackmailed SCOTUS Chief Justice Roberts to rule in favor of Obamacare.

Or, as I call it: BOHICA.

Details on this reveal can be found at Conservative Daily News,or over at The Blaze (duh).

We shall see.

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*****Update***** I stand corrected.  As of 4:15 PM Eastern today, there is no mention of this on The Blaze.  Stay tuned

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12 June 2013

Zombie Apocalypse Count-Down Update

to steal a line from doubleplusundead: Best End of Civilization EVAH...

so anyway, Ace links out to thenewsjunkie's exclusive on some dirt-bag prod-tard trying to lie his way onto the Zimmerman jury.  For JUSTICE.  Zimmerman's Law team caught him; he will not be a juror in the Zimmerman case.

In case you're wondering about the post title and my use of doubleplusundead's famous line: I believe the Zimmerman acquittal will be the event that sparks the coming zombie apocalypse.

How much ammo do you have?  It's probably not enough...

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ps.  new label added

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11 June 2013

Two for Tuesday

things you need to read...

so anyway, today yielded two "must read" pieces, presented here for your convenience.

First, Pat Caddell, over at Breitbart's Big Government:

"The sordid revelations from the Obama administration are coming at a pace that can only be described as, well, fast and furious. So let’s lay down some markers here, as a sort of road map for the months and years ahead:"
He's just getting started.

Second, Rand Paul has an excellent op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal:
"What is objectionable is a system in which government has unlimited and privileged access to the details of our private affairs, and citizens are simply supposed to trust that there won’t be any abuse of power. This is an absurd expectation. Americans should trust the National Security Agency as much as they do the IRS and Justice Department."
The irony...it burnz

Read the whole things

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09 June 2013

Notes from the week of 03JUN13

It was an odd week...

so anyway, the pickins' are slim this week.  I still haven't found an adequate work-around for not having DropBox on my work tube, and have had to resort to e-mailing the file to myself.  I'm a little less keen on using DropBox, as it has been speculated on the inter-web net-tubes that it is a prime target for this NSA surveillance we've heard so much about this week.  I'm in deep shit when they survey my DropBox, 'cause 90% of what I have in the "cloud" rips on prog-tards in general and TFG in specific.  And why is there a helicopter hovering over Casa de Miguel?

When you're abducted by aliens (or gastroenterologist) first thing on a Monday morning, you're in for a weird week.  I'd tell the story, but Dave Barry told it much better years ago.  And it's not 17,000 feet long; it's 1.8 meters (approx. 5.9 feet) long.  If you're 50 or older, just do it.  It's the best ½ hour nap you've ever had.

So, on to the show.  As it turns out, we're "video heavy" this week, so I'm putting it below the fold:
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08 June 2013

Saturday Night Video

and a programming note....

so anyway, tonight's video is from the Eagles, who were quite possibly the hugest band of the 1970's.  This is from their second album Desperato (1973), buried on the second side, and I'm sure it received zero point nothing worth of radio air-time at the time.  This has been one of my favorite songs for over thirty years.
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Encouraging Progress

the "feel good" story of the day...

so anyway, Doubleplusundead (actual) has graphic evidence that our efforts to teach English to Afghan children is paying off.  A picture being worth a thousand words, click through to see the proof.

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02 June 2013

Notes from the week of 27MAY13

It's a bit disjointed...

so anyway, my employer handed me a shiny new laptop (exactly like the one I had before, only newer) on Thursday morning and put the kibosh on the use of Dropbox.  I has a sad.

So my practice of keeping a Notepad file in the cloud and working off that regardless of which 'puter I'm on is in a state of flux.  I'm trying to find a way to hack my way into admin rights (in a way that won't get me fired) so I can add Dropbox, Skype, and the all-important Lego Digital Designer (teh bestest time-suck evah!)

So this is a bit disjointed.  So disjointed, that, although the time stamp says Sunday, I'm actually finally getting this posted on Wednesday evening.  Because: Reasons.  Anyhoo, let's light this candle....


For whatever reason, Supply Side Politics 2.0 is getting traffic from the IPS "China Mobile Peoples Telephone Company Limited".  Which is cool, I guess.  And kind of odd.

Soopermexican has an advance copy of the *spit* income tax *spit* return form that conservatives will have to file for the 2013 tax year.

Billy Hollis of Q and O fame posts an open letter to the Washington Post:  Hey, Washington Post. I got yer questions, right here.

Bill Whittle's Afterburner: Real People

Ted Cruz delivers the Commencement Address at Hillsdale College:
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01 June 2013

Saturday Night Video

A particular "ear-worm" from my past...

so anyway, this was the shiz-nit in 1978:
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