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Short mini-temp post for this morning only.

I read this and felt my IQ drop precipitously just from being exposed to it.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): “I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those now they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.” (April 2, 2013, Denver Post forum)

If you voted for this Rep, then you should be ashamed.  You should question your ability to vote ever again.  The magnitudinous stupidity of your decision nearly tore the fabric of space and time.  A little bit of the universe’s poo came out in fear of the sheer depth of her cretinism.

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From an astute co-worker, Crazy Cat Lady…

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Wow, a self-beating sea-lion.

There’s a joke in there somewhere.

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Man proves conclusively to his girlfriend that he has no:

a)  Guts

b)  Balls

c)  Spine

d)  Steely eyes

e)  Firm handshake

f)  All of the above, and more

Way to go, sport – you reek of wildflowers and shame.  When you duck a ball and let your girlfriend get hit in the face with a baseball, then it is conclusive – you are either a sea cucumber or a terrestrial slugThe course of your life is plotted – a long meandering path downhill.

A kinder gentler co-worker said “It was probably instinctive.”  Yeah, but I know a lot of people that instinctively try to save the people they love.  Sorry, but yes, there comes a point at which we should judge people.  Not everyone gets a passing grade the first time, some re-take the test and pass and go on to excel, some fail.  It doesn’t bode well for this girl, however.  His failure when supposedly his Oxytocin levels are going to be at a lifetime high… ouch… because I doubt he can sucessfully reproduce if he’s even allowed to try.

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Here we have the Happiest Petting Zoo in the World.  (no, not that kind of place)  Supposedly you can just walk up and touch the wild things with your bare hands because they are so well fed it overcomes all instincts to kill and maim tourists.

“the animals are just full. ‘We feed all the animals, especially the predators.’”

 (excuse me while I check my license to see if I was born yesterday)

 Nope.  Not born yesterday.

They feed the animals massive doses of valium and then give a ketamine chaser.   OR, they really do feed the animals well… with other visitors.

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Bob Costas decided to use his air time to rant against the evils of guns and started quoting Jason Whitlock.

“Our current gun culture,”Whitlock wrote, “ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead.”

“Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?”

“But here,” wrote Jason Whitlock,” is what I believe. If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.”

Current gang gun culture ensures more domestic disputes because these individuals are highly inclined to try to hurt each other by any means.   These are not church members we’re talking about.

Handguns absolutely enhance my safety the moment I have one, am trained to use it, and are fully willing and ready to use it in defense of my home and family.  That right there enhances our safety.

If I am sitting in my own home I have not sought out confrontation but will press for it if a threat is perceived.

Lastly, if Belcher didn’t have a gun there is no possible way you can argue that he and Ms. Perkins would be alive today.  That’s is horse-crap argument and is factually fallacious on several levels.

This is how your gun rights will be taken from you – one unwasted tragedy at a time.

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A policy that has come about since the Messiah came has been dropped (for now).

Policy?  What, you say?

Mark Cunningham, a legislative affairs representative with the Defense Logistics Agency, explained in an e-mail last night to the office of Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., that the Department of Defense had placed small arms cartridge cases on its list of sensitive munitions items as part of an overall effort to ensure national security is not jeopardized in the sale of any Defense property.

Got that?  Selling brass to domestic ammunition manufacturers suddenly jeopardizes national security after years of the practice.

Why the sudden ratchet of the Threat Index up to “Bloody Crimson”?  For the last fifteen years the military has sold spent brass to Georgia Arms to be made into ammo for civilian and law-enforcement use.  Why is it suddenly a defense issue?  Why should it have suddenly been reclassified to require destruction of the brass?

The policy compelled Georgia Arms to cancel all sales of .223 and .308 ammunition, rounds used, respectively, in semi-automatic and deer hunting rifles, until further notice. Sharch Manufacturing, Inc. had announced the same cancellation of its .223 and .308 brass reloading components.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I smell a rat.  A rat that would love to see all of us totally dependent upon the government for our needs and our own protection.

HTOVWOFY?

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Oh, in case you have been wondering, you are probably all militia members just because you have conservative views.  Seriously, this Missouri document paints anyone with a tendency to believe that gov’t is not necessarily your friend, strong patriotic views, anti-abortion, etc. as someone to be watched.

Essentially if your views are strongly held beliefs and they are conservative in nature, you are a risk.  Nice.  Nothing said about vehement support of killing babies though (aka Freedom of  Choice).

Mo. State Police:  Not Profiling, It’s An “Educational” Document

Here’s the “educational document”, for your education, of course.   miac-militia-2009

(thanks to the firearmscoalition.org)

My tendency to mistrust statements like “it’s an educational document” coupled with my distrust of gov’t in general… it means I’m probably considered “militia material”.  Never mind that any one of the founding fathers of this nation would be on the same list.

You can bet Missouri is not the only state to do this and I’d be surprised if there wasn’t  a federal “educational document”.

Sad.  Sad because this is largely a waste of time and also sad because there are idiots out there that fit the profile educational template and are dangerous.  I’m just not happy with the move to embrace the police state as a response to those a$$holes.

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Man, I wish I’d thought of this one.  An alert co-worker who I will refer to as Rectified Diode caught this one.

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Teleprompter Separation Anxiety is a real affliction.  Meeting with the Irish PM and thanking yourself ?  I’m so proud.

Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar.

It was. He was repeating the speech President Barack Obama had just read from the same teleprompter.

Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: “That’s your speech.”

A laughing Mr Obama returned to the podium to take over but it seems the script had finally been switched and the US president ended up thanking himself for inviting everyone to the party.

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Honestly, if you need to police your every word that much you are being anything but transparent and genuine.

They say Obama is becoming known as the Teleprompt President.  I say “TP President” for short.  Perhaps a Star Wars moniker to fit the Debt Star image above, like ” TP2O”.

UPDATE:

An alert co-worker who I shall name Black Lab on Amphetamines had a nice gentle segue for alterations to his speech if one were to gain computer access to his teleprompter:

“My fellow Americans, we must reform the healthcare system.  We cannot continue to go on with an expensive, disjointed system that does not provide all—especially the most vulnerable, like minorities, single mothers, and garden gnomes—with proper care.  Our health-care system must allow for the differences in the communities it serves: inner city, suburban, rural, wood nymphs.  Leprechauns must not be thought of only once a year, but cared for year-round, with state-sponsored protection of their pots o’ gold.  Hobbits have, for too long, been an under-served population…”

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Bush, displaying a lot more class than some presidents of recent history (guess which ones were the biggest offenders)…

Former President George W. Bush says he won’t criticize President Barack Obama because Obama “deserves my silence”

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Update:  Ok, yeah, so I want a full set… Each one fits on a single finger.  Nice.  Makes fighting for the halloween candy that much easier.

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Ok these too…  don’t ask me why I like them.  They look like you’d look like a total idiot wearing them, but they’re still neat.

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Update #2 – Enas has been trying to get me addicted to WoW, the EverCrack for the 00′s.  May I present to you a picture that I ran across a day or so ago?  I cannot recall where and it is not mine and I don’t claim it is mine – but it kind of illustrates one little fear I have regarding this type of game:

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Now, on to our regularly scheduled load of tripe…

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Found a web/blog that showcases great long-exposure photography.  Check out this one:

John A Ryan Photography

Source: Insight Imaging: John A Ryan Photography

Isn’t that just beautiful?  More long-exposure stuff can be found here at the Digital Photography School website.

Update… I keep going back to look at their pics.  I wish I was half as talented – go check them out.

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Other fun stuff with digital photography is to be found as well.  I got very interested in Paul Debevec and Greg Ward’s work in HDR (High Dynamic Range) imagery a few years ago and really haven’t had the right tools to do the job but gave it a shot anyway.

hdr-july4-noon_20080704_smallThing to note with HDR photography is that you will be able to capture orders of magnitude greater range of exposure beyond what the sensor of your camera can supply.  Viewing an HDR (range compression) must be lossy because your monitor can only display a very small range of intensities (and is limited in terms of the CIE color spectrum as well, but that’s another topic).

What the preceeding paragraph is hinting at is that in one picture you can capture all the brightest points and darkest points in detail.  It looks… odd… but is fascinating to look at anyway.  If you want to really read up on it, including Ward and Debevec’s papers, fire me a note and I’ll dig them up for you.  Otherwise PopSci has a good overview here.

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Technology is so… chaotic… in terms of cool or not cool.  Let’s look at the example of a USB Sheep Lamp.

usb-sheep-lampYou tell me… cool or not?  I have my own opinions but it’d be interesting to hear yours.

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So if you are drunk and stupid, it’s still better to try to drive home than to ask a cop.  That’s the lesson I’m seeing here.

An allegedly intoxicated couple stopped at a police station to try to catch a lift home. La Marque Police Chief Richard Price said the woman collapsed in the lobby. Her 22-year-old boyfriend was arrested after marijuana was found in his shoes.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,493015,00.html

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Time for another look at movie posters.  This one is The Pumpkin Karver.  You just know that with the “K” standing in for a “C” that it has to be of the same kaliber as Killer Klowns from Outer Space, right?  It got 3.3 out of 10 stars at IMDB.com, which is usually pretty generous compared to RottenTomatoes.com.  PK wasn’t even rated on RottenTomatoes (no surprise) and Killer Klowns got a 73% on the Tomatometer, yay! (5.5 out of 10 on IMDB )   When RT doesn’t even deign to rip off your cinematic head and defecate down what is left of said cinematic throat, you’re doing pretty bad.

A Face Only a Mother Could Love

A Face Only a Mother Could Love

Love the poster though.  Nothing says “I wuv ‘oo” quite like a diseased klown.

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Wow, the transgender godfather.  Yikes.  Go read the article.  I think this will help convince you to see it.  If the picture looks odd, wait till you see the real mobster.

I can be a bit critical of them doing this pic though… making fun of Brando… Mmmmm… I don’t know.

more later…

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Friday afternoon update to last night’s post…

Is it 5pm yet?

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Trying something new tonight.  I’m taking the strange or unusual search terms that led to my site and hunting them down elsewhere since people most assuredly did not find this sh*t on my blog.

Here we go…  (if you are looking for guns/knives go to the bottom of this post)

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Lemurs can be cross-dressers.  Cool.  It’s a lifestyle choice.  I get it.

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Somehow I bet that shooting himself because his girlfriend withheld sex (1) didn’t do a damn thing for getting any, (2) kind of puts a damper on future activities, and (3) squashes the relationship.

Well, I imagine you can get all the sex you can handle while serving time.

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If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime:   Grand Theft Tomater (or) Grand Theft Vegetable (or is it fruit?)

Somehow, the school board seems like the perfect place for him.

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It’s a few days old but there is no statute of limitations on cretinism.  If you are gonna steal make sure it isn’t traceable.

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I find this odd at best.  She is looking for Lemur breeders?  Wouldn’t asking a guy for a date be less trouble?

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This one came from the words “mower tattoo pubes” and led me to this NSFW post

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“cannibal who couldn’t get an erection” … WTF?  There were no hits to this that had any relevant relationship between ED and cannibals, although statistically I’m sure it must happens.  If only cannibals had their version of Bob Dole to help cut through the stigma… then I might have a link to post here.

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Haggis.  I get hits on Haggis every single day.  Every one.  Without fail.  Go look it up at wikipedia.  It’s really pretty damned gross, but I’d try it once.

There are many recipes, most of which have in common the following ingredients: sheep’s ‘pluck’ (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally boiled in the animal’s stomach for approximately three hours.

I happen to enjoy menudo so who knows?  Maybe I’d like this, too.

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Guns and Knives haven’t seen my pages in a while…

Weird, unusual, morbidly interesting… DeathWind.

Carbines… I don’t know how to defend it but I like the Beretta CX4 design.  It is a bullpup-derived design but that doesn’t matter as much as “it looks cool” to me.

Gerber Ripstop knife:

For something different – what you might call “high maintenance” but still filling a unique niche.  Tinkerswords.  I like this folding knife.

Self-defense/Tactical Folder Knife - Vicious

Self-defense/Tactical Folder Knife - Vicious

The SOG AccessCard 2.0

Aaaaand SOG’s Kiku, which I’m not going to post a picture of because it is far far outside of my range ($2500) and looking at it makes me weep with longing.

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Miscellaneous Crud…

Cynthia McKinney proves that she is high and of very limited intelligence. I love the comment on the FOX website:   “Life must be really scary on her planet.”

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Those of us who believe in the Right to Bear Arms believe that the US would have a lot less horsesh*t happening to good people if more than just criminals carried weapons.

Like so…

Man Cleared for Killing Neighbor’s Burglars

‘Castle Doctrine’ Gives Texans Unprecedented Authority to Take Action Against Intruders

By CHRIS BURY and HOWARD L. ROSENBERG

June 30, 2008—

A Texas man who shot and killed two men he believed to be burglarizing his neighbor’s home won’t be going to trial. A grand jury today failed to indict Joe Horn, a 61-year-old computer technician who lives in an affluent subdivision in Pasadena, Texas.

In the Lone Star state, where the six-gun tamed the frontier, shooting bad guys is a time-honored tradition, and Horn’s case centered on a Texas state law based on the old idea that “a man’s home is his castle.” The “castle law” gives Texans unprecedented legal authority to use deadly force in their homes, vehicles and workplaces. And no longer do they have an obligation to retreat, if possible, before they shoot.

“I understand the concerns of some in the community regarding Mr. Horn’s conduct,” Harris County District Attorney Kenneth Magidson told reporters at the courthouse. “The use of deadly force is carefully limited in Texas law to certain circumstances. … In this case, however, the grand jury concluded that Mr. Horn use of deadly force did not rise to a criminal offense.”

‘I’m Gonna Shoot!’ Horn called 911 in November to report a burglary in broad daylight at the house next door.

“I’ve got a shotgun; you want me to stop him?” Horn asked the dispatcher.

(Mossberg 500AL – Image added by Lemur King – know your weapon!)

“Nope. Don’t do that,” the dispatcher replied. “Ain’t no property worth shooting somebody over, OK?”

[ "Ain't no property worth shooting somebody over..." Who the hell made up that silly idea? Some liberal, is my guess. Someone who thinks it's better to just lie down and take it all your life, like a good sheep. I mean, really... who decided that was a good thing to say? And what did they base it on? Certainly not the right to protect self and others against criminals. I'm not saying I'd have done what he did in that particular instance but neither am I going to batter him for it. Of course, you never know until you're in that situation, do you? - LK ]

Horn was clearly upset by the dispatcher’s response.

“I’m not gonna let them get away with it,” he said. “I can’t take a chance getting killed over this, OK.”

Despite the dispatcher’s protects, Horn said, “I’m gonna shoot! I’m gonna shoot!”

The 911 dispatcher warned Horn to stay inside at least a dozen separate times, telling him, “An officer is coming out there. I don’t want you to go outside that house.”

Then Horn sounding angrier by the moment cited the new Texas law.

“OK, but I have a right to protect myself too, sir,” he said. “And you understand that. And the laws have been changed in this country since September the first, and you know it and I know it.”

Moments later, Horn saw two burglars leave his neighbor’s house, one of them carrying a bag filled with cash and jewelry.

“I’m gonna kill him,” Horn said. “Stay in the house,” the dispatcher said. “They’re getting away,” Horn replied. “That’s all right,” the dispatcher said. “Property’s not worth killing someone over. OK?” “—damn it,” said Horn, who then defied the dispatcher.

“Well, here it goes, buddy, you hear the shotgun clicking, and I’m going,” he said.

“Don’t go outside,” the dispatcher warned.

Self-Defense? Horn says he came out his front door, down his porch and confronted the two burglars. The next sounds heard on the 911 tape are Horn ordering the two men to stop & and then shooting them both.

“Move you’re dead,” he said, and fired his shotgun three times.

“Both suspects were shot in the back,” Pasadena Police Captain A.H. “Bud” Corbett said. “Not at the same angle, but both suspects were hit in the back.”

Horn fatally shot the burglars, two illegal immigrants from Colombia named Diego Ortiz and Miguel de Jesus. Stephanie Storey, De Jesus’ fiancée, wanted to see Joe Horn prosecuted.

“This man took the law into his own hands,” she said. “He shot two individuals in the back after having been told over and over to stay inside. It was his choice to go outside and his choice to take two lives.”

Horn turned down an ABC News request for an interview but his attorney Tom Lambright insists Horn was entirely justified.

“He was afraid for his life,” Lambright said. “He was afraid for his safety, and then they charged him. I don’t think Joe had time to make a conscious decision. I think he only had time to react to what was going on. Short answer is, he was defending his life. “

Lambright acknowledged that the 911 dispatcher urged Horn to stay inside but said, “Joe was doing what he thought was necessary. As a man, he thought it was his duty to protect his house, his neighborhood, his community.”

The Horn case has aroused plenty of passion. At a recent demonstration outside his home, police in riot gear stood by as activists demanded prosecution while counter-demonstrators defended him, including a group of bikers led by Randy Laird.

“In this grand jury decision, we look for a complete acquittal, no charge of any kind, and that’s what we believe will be right,” Laird said then. “That’s what’s going to make either the Castle Doctrine stand or fall.”

The Castle Next Door Some prosecutors are wary of “Castle Law.”

“There’s too many imponderables in this law, whereas the previous law was working just fine,” said Warren Diepraam, the Harris County Assistant District Attorney. “Frankly, life is precious.”

The critical legal question hinged on whether Horn acted in a reasonable way to defend his neighbor’s property.

“You cannot take another person’s life in defense of their property unless you’re somehow given permission by the other person to protect their property,” Diepraam said.

On that 911 call, the dispatcher asked Horn directly about the owners of the house that was being burglarized, and whether he knew them.

“I really don’t know these neighbors,” Horn said. “I know the neighbors on the other side really well & I can assure you if it had been their house, I’d already have done something.” Still, Lambright says that his client “absolutely” had his neighbors’ permission.

“There’s no question about it,” he said. “They’d tell you today that they are very happy that he was there and that he was watching out. Every neighbor in the state of Texas watches out for one another.”

“In most situations, calling 911 is the best remedy, not calling out for your 9-millimeter,” Diepraam said.

‘A No-Brainer’ Damon Barone, who killed a burglar in his own home, isn’t sure whether Joe Horn was justified, but he does believe the Castle Doctrine has already delivered a crystal clear message to criminals.

Barone said that in Texas, the occupational hazard of burglarizing someone’s home is “death.”

“If you’re lucky, you’ll get arrested and sent to jail,” he said.

In December 2007, Barone confronted a burglar breaking into his Houston home in the middle of the night. His wife, baby daughter and 6-year-old son were asleep when Barone heard a commotion and grabbed his Glock handgun.

“I heard a crashing through my window & [in] my bedroom, and I got my gun,” Barone said.

“When I came around the corner, I saw the silhouette in my window, I pointed my weapon, I fired three times,” he said.

Asked if he was shooting to kill, Barone said, “Yes.”

The burglar Barone shot dead had a lengthy criminal record, and Barone had a permit for his gun. Even before the new law, he certainly could have been justified in using deadly force. But the “Castle Law” gives Barone added protection from criminal prosecution and even civil lawsuits.

Barone is “positive” that he did the right thing.

“And if I had to do it over again, I would,” he added. “I mean, that’s the safety of my family over us being hurt. It’s a no-brainer for me.”

So in Texas, the old tradition of shooting bad guys carries on. The big question now is whether a man’s castle also includes & his neighbor’s home.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=5278638

Good for him. There are now potentially hundreds fewer people who will be victimized by these criminals over what would have been their career. If crooks were a lot more concerned about dying for what they hope to steal, they wouldn’t do it.

Many thanks to The Dude for passing this on.

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Speaking of nuts… I’m kind of glad that there are some authorities out there who are vigilant.  Wonder what the hell this creature was thinking…?

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Yep. We’re pussies.

I should clarify DPUD’s comment (Around the Sphere in 80 IQ Points) on his blog about my assertation… Yes, the UK has gotten pretty squirrely as the article shows. This poor slob in a Transformers shirt is by no means an isolated incident of idiocy, both the UK and the US. I mean, when they take away a little kid’s toy soldiers… come on. I think my remark was aimed more at “The West”.

Here is a great opinion piece that kind of paints a picture and gives me headaches with pictures… as Fry on Futurama called them… “ideas”.

One of my “ideas” was regarding profiling. WHY is it wrong to engage in profiling? Simple: It’s NOT. Let’s use an example:

A 20 year old woman on a college campus has been brutally raped. She didn’t get a good look at the attacker but numerous other rapes on the same campus have had victims that could give a sketchy description of the attacker.

Question: Do we round up grandmothers and grandfathers? Do we also round up all children above the age of five? Do we round up all the women we can get our hands on, including soccer moms, teachers, judges, doctors?

NO WE DON’T. Because the typical profile of a rapist is (1) typically male, duh, (2) typically above a certain age where the could possibly be strong enough to overpower a woman, and a brutal rape implies quite strong, (3) we critically look at an age group of 18 to 30-something because those are the ages that are more likely to look like they belong on a campus and blend in.

We have just profiled a certain segment of the population. It’s not nice, it’s not pretty, and it scares and inconveniences the innocent guys. Should the innocent guys get pissed at the police? Nope, at the rapist. It’s worse if you start dragging moms in for lineups if you’re going to be that idiotic. That’s totally unreasonable. How about MALE judges and doctors? Do they fit the profile? Maybe. But whether or not they get upset is irrelevant, as we’re trying to catch the BAD GUY(S).

So saying that we are going to target every single person the same way is asinine. We’re doing it because somebody said that the idea of upsetting a segment of the population that fits a profile of likely bombers “Is Bad”. It’s a fact of life, it’s nothing personal, and people ought to get pissed at the assholes in their ethnicity who want to kill innocent people.

Put another way, if I’m looking for wheatback pennies in a jar, I don’t go looking for silvery-looking coins.

I’m certainly not going to form a group complaining that guys are being unfairly targeted as rape suspects. It’s just the way the world is. I’ve had mothers pull their kids behind them so they were between me and the kids (long hair and beard days) and yeah, that kind of hurt because I’d die to protect kids, but it’s a FACT OF LIFE. That mom was doing her job and she was right to do so – my hat is off to her for caring enough about her kids to do so.

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Can’t post much else with actual thought involved until tonight, but in the meantime, gasoline jokes!

Personally, I wish people would quit bitching. Go carpool. Ride a bus. Walk. Change your lifestyle.

That doesn’t mean we can’t try to rile up Old Iron a bit with some ‘toons!

(please note the cartoonists and visit their work elsewhere)

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Given that the democratic party is made up a collection of individuals that hold to no common goal, it is surprising that they have not fallen apart before now. When you each believe in your pet cause to the exclusion of everyone else it is hard to work together as a unit. I think it is called Anarchy.

This tribute to Hillary is a new demotivational poster by yours truly, the glorious Lemur King. It is a simple reminder to the junior senator (leech) in the swamp, that determination to win don’t always make it so.

(click on the graphic for the larger version)

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Their next hurdle will be when they chew and gum each other to the death at the convention (and leading up to) as they decide how to get around those pesky rules that let Michigan and Florida copulate themselves right out of the picture when it comes to the primary.

I can see it – two factions inside of the DNC standing before the Supreme Court, waiting for a panel of judges to rule as to whether or not you have to play by the rules in an election. Such a tough call. Luckily we’re all adults and can be expected to see reason.

Oh, let’s just pull up a chair and a nice ice-cold Dr. Pepper while we watch them twitch in the wind!

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The latest in social engineering. NPR (National agitProp Radio) reported today that there would be incentives given to those who buy hybrid vehicles.

Think about that… Think about it again… I’ll wait…

They will take taxes from you, far in excess of what the government needs to run (if you take away pork and entitlements), and give it back to you if you exhibit rewardable behavior while purchasing a large item, such as a car. This is known as social engineering. How remarkable! Our government is in the business of regulating our behavior. Doesn’t that just leave you all warm and fuzzy?

Next, in the latest issue of Guns and Ammo Handguns (June/July 2008) comes word that as many as ten (10) states are considering – get this – serialization of ammunition. That is, a serial number laser-engraved on every bullet. Every bullet. Totalitarian states considering this are: Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Washington. So, now you know where you won’t live when deciding to look for work elsewhere. It’s not even that it is so infeasible as to not even work, but the fact that some damned idiot wants to do it. Theres no real proof that it would (1) work so that a bullet was recognizable, (2) prove to be anything less than a bureaucratic nightmare, or (3) change anything in a meaningful way, but by God, some unqualified schmucks in government think it’s jim-dandy idea.

[note: I had another example of societal engineering that I thought of on the way home but cannot remember it right now, sorry. I'll pick it up again tomorrow when I've gotten some rest. - LK]

Update!!!

I just though of the latest thing in social engineering that I had forgotten. The mind manipulation in new TV ads convincing us to buy into CFL’s. Yes, according to this ad, our seven year old daughter has more on the ball than old dad, who apparently must be guided through life by his children, even to the point of being told what kind of lightbulb to buy.

I have issues with our government and politicians making decisions that they have no business making, for politicians rely on emotions, political dynamics, and a large amount of hubris to make up their minds about anything, including light bulbs.

from the link above, Steven Milloy states:

The business fantasy is for the nation’s 4 billion-plus light sockets to sport CFLs. There’s much more ka-ching in selling 4 billion $5 light bulbs as opposed to incandescent bulbs costing $0.75. But what about the mercury problem that may impose substantial liabilities on businesses and consumers faster than CFL light bulbs turn on?

Today’s business leaders apparently have forgotten the infamous Superfund program that needlessly and retroactively imposed tens of billions of dollars of costs for pre-1980 waste disposal practices regardless of whether they were legal at the time. CFL-maker GE, in particular, is involved in a senseless $500 million clean-up of industrial chemicals known as PCBs buried long ago in Hudson River sediments.

Imagine the clean-up costs from billions of CFLs disposed in landfills and burned in incinerators across the country. Superfund even imposed bankrupting liability on mom-and-pop businesses. Imagine the peril of home-based businesses that casually toss CFLs in the household trash.

First mercury was dangerous. Then, temporarily, it became no big deal. Now that the Greens have caught us in the CFL trap, they’re reverting to form on mercury — all to cause the sort of chaos resulting in increased government control of our lives.

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Speaking of ammo and gun control… Next is the woman obsessed with sniper fire and the idea of her opponent being assassinated (perhaps a bit of instability there, eh, Hill?), HIllary Clinton and her stance on… Yeah, you guessed it… guns! She was reported in USA Today as saying “I believe in the Second Amendment right to bear arms.” As pointed out in TownHall, however, she has in her last seven years in congress co-sponsored 22 anti-gun bills. Well, I guess being shot at so much would have an impact on your gun stance, huh? And it’s a lot easier to sponsor anti-gun bills when you have your own ****ing Secret Service bodyguards paid up for you and your entire family for the rest of your miserable life. The rest of us aren’t so lucky.

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Another graphic, this one obtained from youscold.com… Thank God no one wrapped a turban around that butt or there would be rioting in the streets across the world over the indignity.

(click on the graphic for the larger version)

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Ok, I have no idea where this next one came from, folks but we should all take it to heart… cell phones must be turned off while in the movie theater or if you clearly cannot observe all traffic laws while discussing last night’s American Idol. Actually, to date, were it not illegal to do so, I can think of three guys, roughly fifteen different women, and six to seven teenagers that I would have done this to.

(click on the graphic for the larger version)

(if you are the owner of this photo, could you let me know so I can credit you with it?)

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DPUD (Double Plus Undead) has a blog entry titled One Zombie That Needs to be Put Down Now. The post deals with additional efforts to enact Assault Weapon Bans, and I believe that bans of any weapon is a slippery slope. The ridiculous thing is that fully automatic weapons are illegal. These *look* like full autos so they are illegal. Nevermind the fact that someone who is good with a Ruger .22 can do an incredible amount of damage and they aren’t “assault weapons”. It’s politician hysteria. Again.

Obviously RPG’s, grenades, mortars, etc. should be strictly enforced since any one of these clearly is not require for home defense. Maybe the grenade but that’s another post. Besides, any person with rudimentary chemistry skills (ok, perhaps moderate) would be able to make things that go boom. Simply put though, we live in a civilized society that doesn’t seem to have these issues, unlike many third-world oil rich countries in the Middle East.

The comments in DPUD’s blog entry led to the idea of pink weapons, and that jogged me mind.

Hello Kitty AR-15Evil Black Rifle Meets Cute and Cuddly. These aren’t my pictures but I wanted to show them off his site so you’ll go to his site and enjoy the rest of his stuff.

This is a real weapon, made of real parts, and the owner shows it being fired on his blog page. I firmly believe that nothing exudes feminine beauty and love for the unannounced guest quite like a perforated liver created by a pink semiautomatic.

To be entirely sexist because I like tweaking… uh, body parts… I ask: Should those who suffer Mad Cow Disease once a month (aka PMS) be allowed to have weapons? (Yes, I know my wife reads this blog, and she goes under the moniker “Cruel Wife” – I need to gin up an avatar for her… some kind of poisonous but cute frog)

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Quick question… I have recipes that I could be sharing on this blog. They include but are not restricted to:

  1. Crisp chili-beef with Orange Rind and Szechuan Peppercorns (chinese)
  2. Pad Krapow (thai)
  3. Chap Chae (korean noodle salad)
  4. Yam Taeng Kwa (thai cucumber/peanut/chilies salad)
  5. Pork and Shrimp with Basil, includes crab-chili paste (thai)

Any interest at all?

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Teachers are way too liberal and it’s affecting the kids. I think it shows in the political climate. They get into this liberal mindset of “I’ve got to add social engineering to my job description because I know what is right and obviously the parents cannot do so” and end up losing all touch with reality. Like so.

But then again, it’s pretty obviously a rigorous science class if they determine these things based on a questionnaire by the kids about other kids. Perhaps I’m wrong.

If you didn’t catch the sarcasm there, I’m pointing it out now.

Ooh! Another one… teacher forces 3rd grader to clean out toilet with bare hands!

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Hillary: Gutsy, obsessed, or just stupid? Let’s pray it’s all three and she causes a huge amount of animosity by the time the DNC convention comes around. Another way to put it: “Visualize the DNC with a DNR.”

Here’s how I think of Hillary about now:

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Still studying those elusive things that make Art Deco actually Art Deco. It’s been fun. Click on the image for the current state of this work in progress. It is not how I want it yet, but it’s all I’m going to do tonight.

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Sorry, I’ve been out of it today. Woke up in an incredible amount of pain and been down all day. Just now feeling like I might want to be up.

I am a stauch die-hard supporter of the right to keep and bear arms, a Second Amendment guy all the way. I do believe these fellas might have stepped over the line. If it were up to me, you’d carry whatever you wanted any time you wanted (with the exception of automatics, RPG’s and the like). I would even go so far as to say that I’d register my weapons if there was some guarantee that no one could ever use that information to come take my firearms away from me – it has happened before in this world.

My key point is, self-defense should never be taken from you.

But if you start endangering others you have stepped over the line. WAY over the line. And it is guys like these that give people that want to take away your rights lots of excuses to do so.

Two Men Fatally Shoot Each Other In Newark

NEWARK (CBS) ― Two men fatally shot each other after they brawled in Newark on Saturday afternoon.

The incident began around 2 p.m., said Det. Todd McClendon, a Newark police spokesman.

Police did not confirm what sparked the brawl, nor disclose the names of the combatants, but witnesses told CBS 2 the victims were a teenager nicknamed Bishop, and a 22-year-old named Jeron. They say there was a fight over turf, and may have involved a third man who fled in a car. One of the weapons used was an uzi, a type of submachine gun.

“I know both of them both of them,” said Newark Resident Amani Shakur. Both are generally good guys. I don’t know what happened.”

McClendon said one man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the other was taken to University hospital in Newark, where he died a short time later.

There have now been 22 homicides in Newark this year, compared to 31 that had occurred by this time last year.

http://wcbstv.com/topstories/Newark.Street.Fight.2.715396.html

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Quick Update:

It’s getting pretty bad when your ENEMIES give you the silent treatment (rolls eyes). Poor poor bitchy Hillary… What’s a witch gotta do to get treated like a queen around here?

X-treme Geek has once again earned hosannas in my humble (but still really really important) opinion.

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It’s the X-treme Geek USB Forklift!!!

RC ForkLift

I don’t know what I’d lift with it, but I need one anyway. Bad. Real bad. Wet-your-pants-if-you-aren’t -granted-gratification-within-20-minutes bad.

I know my wife (aka “Frog”) reads this drivel that I write so maybe I can get one without groveling.

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Since the Universe is not without balance (meaning God has a wicked funny sense of humor) the mixed variety of individuals at X-treme Geek have another offering…

The Deluxe ION USB Turntable

Please, since my hearing is 50% gone and wear hearing aids, correct me if I’m wrong… vinylphiles keep their LP’s because the analog nature of the LP gives music more depth/range/warmth and leads to reduced chances of toenail cancer and bleeding gums in lab rats. So, I take my USB record player, put my LP on it, the signals get digitized at Nyquist sampling frequencies (44KHz) and sent over the USB link and through my digital sound card and spit out to my speakers. How is this useful? Great! Now I can cart around my LP’s and a bulky player everywhere! And less quality “Win-win”, oh yeah.

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Honorable mention goes to the Remote Revolver.

Remote Revolver

I would remove the little orange-red thingy. If I’m going to pretend I’m shooting my tv in my own home, I’m going to do it w/o ruining the illusion. It beats my current system which will only turn off the tv. My current controller requires no batteries, and is really hard to lose – it’s called The Brick and comes in red, brown, and grey colors.

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A cool Universal Card Reader:

Universal Card Reader

Neato! I like the simtel aspect of it.

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And lastly, the single most obnoxious thing I can imagine ever walking, rolling, or slithering across the face of this earth, besides most current-office-holding democrats…

Coco, the cute but soon to be short-lived alarm clock

Little Coco would last just one single night (morning). It would then go through stages of decombobulation.

  1. Stabbing via Abalone Knife (reserved for just such occasion, but with normal clocks)
  2. Burning, using ashes and sugar to prolong the pain
  3. Crushing blows via 15lb sledgehammer, with lots of garlic (can’t be too sure with these things)
  4. Wrapping in a bag of salt
  5. Burial, 6 ft deep hole, minimum
  6. Pavement over the top of the hole, not less than 6″ thick

To close today’s festivities, I can speak for all of us, I’m sure, when I say that this is a MUST HAVE item.

Laser Tag = Fun.
Laser Tag + Shocking The Snot Out Of You = Scream-Like-A-Girl Fun.

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Congrats Weas, quite an honor! A banner day. Damn, woman! That’s so cool!

Said I’d post a gun tonight, so here she is. A beauty. She was tucked away in one of my dad’s magazines that he’d read and forwarded on to me since he knew I was interested/hunting for a home defense weapon.

When you’re worried that the sixth round just wasn’t enough, there’s…

Model 327 M&P R8

S&W Site Where This Image Was Obtained

The site’s stats on this beauty:

Model: M&P R8
Caliber: .357MAG/.38+P
Capacity: 8 Rounds
Barrel Length: 5″ 2-Piece
Front Sight: Interchangeable Patridge White Dot
Rear Sight: Adjustable V-Notch
Grip: Rubber
Frame: Large
Finish: Black Matte
Overall Length: 10.5″
Material: Scandium Alloy Frame/Stainless Steel Cylinder
Weight Empty: 36.3 oz.

Integral Accessory Picatinny Style Rail for Lights or Lasers

Removable Picatinny-Style Mount for Optics (I like – LK)

Nothing says “I care” quite like a .357 mag… reach out and touch someone if they even think about getting near to your dear family.

- LK

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If you do, please, vote in an informed manner. Or if you can’t do that, just don’t bother to show up. Obama is just as facile with a lie as Hil/Bil.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0408/9722.html

Oh, yes, I forgot…

Oil and rice race to record levels

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0e7ca76a-0d68-11dd-b90a-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

Not to get all hysterical and everything, but next consider that Stratfor made note of the fact that there’s three US carriers in the region not too far from China, one paying a call to port at Hong Kong.

Not saying anything but put it in the background there…

For fun, here is a Maxine comic. I have no idea if it is a real one by the artist or whether it was done by someone else. If it is yours, claim it and we can work out whether I may continue to post it here. I’m posting it because it’s fun, not ’cause I’m saying it is mine or making money off of it. Think of it as advertising for free!

She cracks me up. Caustic. I picture Ann Coulter being much like her someday.

- LK

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