Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Oh Sure, NOW Congress Has A Problem With Warrantless Eavesdropping


Because some of their own may have been the subject to the NSA's fuckery.

I have two words for these Prima Donna motherfuckers.

FUCK, YOU.

How ya likin' that shit now ya traitorous weasels?

Not so much eh?

Let me repeat myself here, Fuck, You.

You seemed to have absolutely no problem with it when it was anybody but you.
Let me remind you sonsabitches that it was YOU who opened up Pandora's Box and allowed this illegal shit to happen in the first place because, "Security", remember?


House intel committee looks into eavesdropping on Congress


A House panel on Wednesday announced it is seeking information from the Obama administration on U.S. intelligence collection that may have swept up members of Congress.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s announcement comes after a Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. collected information on private exchanges between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Congress during ongoing negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran.
“The House Intelligence Committee is looking into allegations in the Wall Street Journal regarding possible Intelligence Community (IC) collection of communications between Israeli government officials and members of Congress,” Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said in a statement. “The Committee has requested additional information from the IC to determine which, if any, of these allegations are true, and whether the IC followed all applicable laws, rules, and procedures.”
In response, a senior administration official suggested on Wednesday afternoon that lawmakers on designated committees may already have been informed of the data collection now in the news. "The Intelligence Community is required to keep Congressional oversight committees fully informed of intelligence activities," the official said in a statement.
Although the information collected by intelligence officials apparently included comments from members of Congress, there's no evidence yet that those American lawmakers were the intended targets of the surveillance, as opposed to the Israeli premier and his aides.



Even better, they admit to intentionally targeting our allies, anything one of our precious Congresscritters said that got collected was.... wait for it.....Colateral damage.

The irony here is off the charts you pathetic, spineless, bitches.

Hump Day

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon, dies at 83

Damn, another great one has passed.
I somehow missed this and didn't hear about it until I surfed over to Bubba's Place. Thanks Bubba.

Meadowlark Lemon was a household name back in the 70's when I was still a kid
.
I still remember the night my Grandfather drug us down to the High school Gymnasium where I eventually graduated from eleven years later to see the Harlem Globetrotters. I can still see him and Curly teasing the hell out of the ref's.
To this day I can still remember some of the game and the antics Meadowlark pulled.
As a matter of fact, I know I still have a 45 record I bought at that game with their theme song on it.

Sweet Georgia Brown
.

Meadowlark and crew literally entertained millions of people all over the world, from little Redneck Rubes such as myself to Popes and Kings.

RIP my good man.


Lemmy Headlining At The Great Gig In The Sky Tonight

If you don't know who Lemmy Kilmister was then you don't know Jack, Fucking, Shit about Rock N Roll.

The man ate, drank and shit Rock and Roll for fifty fucking years.
The archetype Bad Boy Rocker, it was Sex, Drugs and Booze the whole way.

God Bless ya Lemmy, I am going to miss your ornery fucking ass.

I thought this especially fitting for his memory, he finally got Killed By Death.



Monday, December 28, 2015

It's Extremely Contagious Too!






I'm telling ya, it's getting worse by the day.

Gunmaker to forge $1 million pistols

If you think that price is out of this world for a custom matching  pair of right and left 1911's it's because the steel they are going to use is from outer space.
They are going to melt down a meteorite.



Gunmaker to forge $1 million pistols from a meteorite


By Aaron Smith

Published 12/24 2015

Cabot Guns announced that its "extra-terrestrial pistols" will be forged from a meteorite as old as the Earth itself, and could sell for as much as $1 million at auction next year.

"It hasn't been done before and that's the kind of thing that drives me," said Cabot founder and president Rob BiaNchin in an email to CNNMoney. "I think it's fair to state many of the pistols we have constructed border on art."

"Meteor is rare, more so than terrestrial precious metals and I wanted to create a set of guns that were formed from a material that had intrinsic value," BiaNchin said.

Cabot, a four-year-old company located near Pittsburgh that's sometimes called the Rolls Royce of gun makers.The company's clients include actor Joe Mantegna, rocker Kid Rock and Twisted Sister's Dee Snyder.

BiaNchin said that holding the meteorite is "awe inspiring," but it is difficult to work with. He compared the cutting of the meteorite "to cutting a rare diamond."

Cabot has fashioned a pair of pistol grips from the meteorite, and BiaNchin is now confident they can move on to building an entire gun.

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The gun company plans to forge its "Big Bang pistol set" from a 35-kilogram chunk of the Gibeon meteorite, which crashed to Earth 4.5 billion years ago and was discovered in Namibia in the 1830s.

The meteorite will be fashioned into a pair of semiautomatic .45 caliber pistols of the 1911 style.

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According to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, the Gibeon is prized for its unusual patterns of crystallized metal, known as the Widmanst├Ątten lines.

The Gibeon is actually a massive deposit of meteorites totaling many tons of iron. Polished, palm-sized pieces are selling on eBay, starting at about $50.















Sunday, December 27, 2015

It was one of THOSE days again

Fuck me runnin', what a fucking day.

My boy called me yesterday and asked if I wanted to trade some work, he is an apprentice electrician and I told him I wanted a heavier breaker in the garage for my welder and another fucking outlet a while back.
He says to me that his belt started squealing and he was losing coolant from underneath on his Pick Up.

Two horrifying words came to mind immediately.

Water. Pump..

So he needs the rig to get to work and it's a jacked up 2002 Dodge Ram 4X4 so of course the damn thing won't go in the garage and be able to open the hood.

He gets here and I take one look and bigger than shit it's the water pump. I ran down to NAPA and snagged a new one.
Gas motor, the venerable old Dodge 360. That would be a 5.9 liter engine to all you youngsters out there.
When I called him this morning to tell him I was up and to come over, I peeked outside to see what the fucking weather was doing.
Nice and dry if a bit chilly but no fucking rain so I said Cool!

He gets here, opens the hood and I have him pull up until the hood is about two inches from the gutter over the garage and it starts to sprinkle.
Yay.
I should be able to stay somewhat dry though.
He starts in on the breaker panel while the truck cools off and it doesn't take long to figure out the breaker I had wouldn't fit so off to Home Fucking Depot we go. Along the way, this slight drizzle has now started to turn to sleet.

We find what we need,stop and grab something to cram down for lunch and now it is spitting snow.

He finishes up installing and wiring a new outlet and putting the breaker in while I start draining the coolant on the truck.

Now it is flat out snowing and colder than a witches tit in a brass bra.

We fiddle fucked around and had to fight the By Pass hose that peeks out from under the fucking air conditioning compressor and start putting it all back together,.
That hose however, is fighting me. There is only about an inch of it poking out and I am trying to wiggle the water pump up into it while holding it and a couple of bolts I had in to hold the fucking gasket.
It's kind of blurry but you can see what I am talking about here, I wasn't pulling that A/C compressor for love nor money if I could avoid it.


Now I have been to Grandma's house before and used some Stick Um to try and hold that gasket onto the pump but this fucking hose is so tight up in there that I am having a hard time getting the nipple to slide in and not scrape the gasket off while pushing the pump up into the hose and line up the bolt holes at the same time.
I finally get the motherfucker up in there and start putting the long assed bolts back in to start tightening everything down but I am having trouble with two of them on the bottom.They do not want to start.

I finally ran them in with the air ratchet and finished putting the whole thing back together.
My mistake there.

He filled it with coolant and water then fired it up.
This whole time it is just colder than shit and snowing off and on.

Bigger than shit, he fires it up and coolant starts pouring out the bottom.

Dirty, Cock, Sucker!

The fucking gasket had slipped after all.

So we tear the dirty sonofabitch back apart in record time and the gasket is fucked.

Not being one to admit defeat easily, I grabbed a can of my Secret Weapon.

Fuck that gasket, with this shit you don't need one. Far and away it is the best silicone type sealer I have ever come across. It's so damn cold that it doesn't want to come out of the can but I finally got enough on me and the pump that I called it good and put that fucker back up in there.
Not having to fight the gasket was the ticket.
I tightened the damn thing down, put everything back together except the fan and shroud and went in the fucking house to warm up my freezing hands for a while to give the sealer time to set up a bit.

About forty five minutes later we went back out there and put coolant back in it and fired it up.

Now it's dark and snowing like a bastard but not quite sticking to anything.

No leaks this time, pulled the top radiator hose off, put the fan and the shroud on and fired it back up.

For you do it yourselfers, the fan is one of those that threads on that they want you to buy some special tools to hold shit while you screw it off. Fuck that noise, get an air chisel with a really long bit, figure out if it's Left or Right hand thread because I have seen both and give that fucker a good Rat-A-Tat Tat on the edge of the nut in the direction you want it to turn. It will come right loose. Then it just spins right off.

You want to talk about a cold blooded sonofabitch of an engine though. That fucker ran for a good fifteen minutes before the thermostat even thought about opening up.
It finally opened up enough that I could feel the top hose getting hot, checked for leaks again and buttoned the bitch up
.
What a fucking ordeal for something that shouldn't have taken an hour and a half tops.
Now I remember why I quit working on cars for a living.

It's done though, the kid can get to work OK and now I can use the little wire feed welder that I bought a year and a half ago.

I has some little projects I want to get done and have been putting them off ever since.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Glock Has a New Commercial On TV

I was over at my In Laws all day yesterday and I was sitting on the couch minding my own business when this came on.
This is the extended version, the one I saw was a thirty second spot.
I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing.



I honestly can't remember the last time I saw an advertisement for a gun on television.

This was over in Oregon too, I hope those hoplophobic sonsabitches over there choked on their pumpkin pie.

Friday, December 25, 2015

I Managed To Survive Another Christmas Season

Well, I survived another Christmas, yay.
I'm still sober too so there's that I guess.

It was a good Christmas this year, I had the good fortune of running into some unexpected money so as is my personality, I went a little overboard. The Wifely Unit was on my ass about it all morning.

I ain't sweating it, what's done is done and I'm glad I could make a few people a little bit happier, that's kinda the whole point of the exercise in my opinion.

As for myself, I did quite well actually.

Got a badly needed new LapTop and am currently configuring it.

I also scored in a big way from my Father in Law.
He is a retired Chief of Police from a small upper Mid West town from many years ago and quite the Second Amendment supporter.
He even put a message on the back of his pick up in stick on letters that says "Fear the government that fears your guns".

My kind of guy.

I did have to crack wise at one point and point out the irony of him being a Chief of Police at one time and me being the town drunk back in the day.
He is a heck of a nice guy and just laughed.

He used to do a whole bunch of reloading and just kind of tapered off and gave it up, he is in his seventies now.
He still had a bunch of the goodies stashed in his garage though and I did some wheeling and dealing along with some cash money and walked away with damn near all of it at a very reasonable price.

I don't have the slightest idea how any of this stuff works yet but the internet is my friend and it won't take too long before I get the hang of it.

One of the presses is for Shotgun shells only and the other is a very old Lymon Tru Line Jr.
(internet pic)




I say very old as I have already done some digging and it seems they updated the linkage on 'em sometime around 1958 or so and this one is from before that even.

He used the shit out of 'em both and my wife said she can remember him using the MEC 600 Jr Shotgun press when she was a little girl.
(internet pic)

I also got a vintage electric lead melting pot that's so freaking old that I can't even find it using Google search or Google images.
It has the name Potter cast into the base and is still in usable condition, complete with a half full bowl of lead in it.
It is similar to an old Lyman unit, just older, way older.
It still has the cloth covered power cord if that gives you any indication.

He also gave me a metric assload of ammunition!
A .50 Cal ammo box full of various caliber stuff he can't use plus another smaller can full and yet more in a bag.

Quite the haul out, I'd say it weighs about thirty five or forty pounds total.
It's all useable to me too.


I hope you all had a most excellent Holiday with friends and loved ones.

One never knows what the future has in store and this very well could be the last of the Golden Years.

All we can do is keep our eyes and ears open .

Things could well get "sporty" as they say here in the near future, the government is stepping up the pressure on our Freedoms almost on a daily schedule anymore, something is going to give somewhere.

It's a matter of time now.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

It's Christmas Eve Again

That means I am going to be busier than a one legged man at an ass kicking contest all day and probably won't be having an opportunity to do anything here once I get up other than scan a few headlines before I hit it running.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and thank you profusely for your support over this last year.

If I don't see you around before Christmas, please enjoy the time you have for it.

See ya's, when I see ya's .

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ISIS Actually LOST Ground This Year

Not nearly enough in my opinion, mainly because our Commander In Chief is an enabling fucking pussy Muslim apologist but you already knew that.

Says here they lost a net 14% of the territory they held last year.
The part I found interesting is the analysist's opinion that they have stretched themselves a bit thin in some areas and the Kurds went right in, cleaned their clocks and almost tripled their previous holdings.

Gotta love them people.
They hate those ISIS bastards more than I do and that's saying something because I have less than zero like for those donkey humping troglodites.

Islamic State’s caliphate shrinks by 14% in 2015


There is more but you have to register to see it and I think this was copying and pasting more than I like to do but it was necessary to get the whole picture.

Now if we could just unleash a few of those cruise missiles we have sitting around getting dusty at some known targets maybe we could give them some of the ground they seem to want so badly.
Six feet of it, on top of their dead bodies.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Hello Kiddies!

OK, this is fucked up, it takes an especially sick bastard to intentionally go after the identities of children.


Personal details of 3.3m Hello Kitty users exposed online



The personal data of up to 3.3 million users of several Hello Kitty websites has been exposed in a database breach.

Researcher Chris Vickery discovered the details of 3.3 million accounts associated with sanriotown.com over the weekend, which is the official web portal for Hello Kitty and other characters owned by parent company Sanrio. The site offers fans access to forums, mini-games, videos, blogs and other Hello Kitty content.

Details included in the records, which were first known to have been published on November 22, 2015, are the first and last names, email addresses, home countries and the sexes of users, as well password hints and their corresponding answers. Unsalted SHA-1 password hashes, which are easily reversed to allow access to original passwords, were also uncovered.

Read More: ‘Pretty easy’: 200,000+ kids’ photos, names grabbed by hacker from ‘negligent’ company

Hello Kitty is a brand popular around the world among both children and adults. A number of websites associated with the brand are affected by the leak: hellokitty.com, hellokitty.com.sg, hellokitty.com.my, hellokitty.in.th and mymelody.com. Two servers containing mirrors of this data were also discovered.

After discovering the database of information, Vickery passed on the details to technology website CSO and DataBreaches.net.

As accounts set up by children are likely to be involved in the leak, a journalist with CSO, Steve Regan, has described the leak as being "worse" than if it had just been adults affected.

"If someone managed to compromise a child's identity, the fraud might not be detected for years, because most parents don't monitor their child's credit record," Regan stated.

Find out who did this and ruin 'em for life.
As they say, make an example out of 'em.

Commander In Chief Obama Chides Republicans For Lack Of Alternatives On Islamic State

What, a fucking pussy.
Hey asshole, you be the CIC of the most powerful military on the planet, OK?
Get your head out of your ass and start bombing those motherfuckers back to the Stone Age where they belong.

The only people you should be asking for advice from are right down the road in the Pentagon.
Pick up that God damn phone you were bragging about and use it.

Obama chides Republicans for lack of alternatives on Islamic State


U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration is open to some "legitimate criticism" for failing to adequately explain its strategy to counter Islamic State, though he chided Republican presidential candidates for criticizing his policy without offering an alternative.

In a Dec. 17 interview set to air on NPR public radio at 5 a.m. ET on Monday, Obama attributed his low approval ratings for how he has handled terrorism to the saturation of Islamic State attacks in the media after the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people.

Obama noted that the United States has carried out 9,000 strikes against the Islamic State and taken back towns including Sinjar, Iraq from the militant group.

And Putin is still eating his lunch.

Idiot.

Dude, you are embarrassing the whole country, figure it out.
Let our people do their fucking jobs, go play golf and stay the fuck out of the way.

It's because we are easy pickin's


We have gotten too comfortable and too damn lazy.



Just wait until all these Special Snowflakes coming of age have to start dealing with these fucking radical assholes.

There ain't gonna be no such thing a a Safe Zone to go cry in about how your little feelers got hurt.



Image dutifully swiped from The Go Away Garage.

I am going to warn you now, fix lunch and go to the bathroom before you head over there, I ain't kidding.

After I stumbled onto that place I spent an entire weeks worth of evenings going through the archives and never finished them all.
If you are into custom and vintage race bikes, old cars, Hot Rods,old ships, planes and hot chicks, I probably won't be seeing you back here for a while.

You're welcome.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Not Enough Time

I stayed up too late and slept in. TGIF, it's been Hell week at work lately with a huge unplanned tear down and rebuild.
Of course being a guy, I have let this Christmas shit slide to the point that now I have to get off my ass and start taking care of business so I will be busy all weekend too.
I have the Family Christmas party to attend tomorrow for one thing.

These just aren't the same now that I have been sober these last three years.
Used to be, I would be hammered by ten in the morning and be a drunken asshole at these things, now I just mingle, say hello to people I haven't seen all year, eat a little something, watch the festivities and go home.
Not that I was a jerk to the point that people hated my ass, I was a fun asshole but an asshole none the less.

My how times change.

Now I'm a cranky old curmudgeon asshole but I get to enjoy it and remember things to boot.

Posting will be spotty I'm sure but there is no shortage of things happening to talk about.
The current political melt down over this budget deal is especially fun to watch as the hard right conservatives commit figurative Hari Kari left and right over it.

All I can say is that if you think voting in this country is going to change anything from here on out that you are completely fucking delusional.
Maybe when I get home tonight I will post a little something but for right now, I think if you haven't read the Deth Guild's take on things that maybe you should spend a few minutes thinking about what they have to say about the current situation.

I am to the point that I am flat out ignoring the political Kabuki.
There are things to do and time is getting short.

I'm thinking that ammo is about to start flying off the shelves again.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A True Patriot Dies While Laying Wreaths At Leavenworth National Cemetery

Rest In Peace Sir, you were the last of your kind I'll bet.

True patriot dies while laying Christmas wreaths at Leavenworth National Cemetery

Posted 10:17 pm, December 15, 2015, by Dave D'Marko



KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Fred Kaffenberger, 80, died at Leavenworth National Cemetery on Saturday. But his family in the Waldo neighborhood is taking solace in the way he died.
After retiring from the U.S. Marine Corp, Kaffenberger spent 33 years as a history and civics teacher at Kansas City Public Schools. But when he left the classroom, he didn’t leave teaching behind. He researched his own genealogy to find an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War.
"It was the connection with the past, George Washington was his hero,” Wanda, his wife of 48 years said.
VeteranThe discovery meant he could join The Sons of the American Revolution, proudly wearing the uniform of his ancestors.
“It was something he was proud to do, he didn’t feel silly didn’t feel ridiculous he felt like he was helping educating this country,” Wanda said.
Kaffenberger spent much of his time honoring veterans, whether it be at parades, funerals or at cemeteries, decorating veterans' graves.
Kaffenberger, in full uniform, was at Leavenworth National Cemetery with the group Saturday laying hundreds of Christmas wreaths. The event happened to be the four year anniversary of when his son-in-law was interred there.
“His final wreath he was getting ready to lay was my husband’s when he collapsed and was gone,” daughter Amber DiGiovanni said.
Kaffenberger died suddenly, doctors still aren’t exactly sure why. But like the Revolutionary battlefield stories he liked to tell, one of his fellow patriots made sure that final wreath was delivered to John DiGiovanni's grave.
“Hollywood doesn’t write things as great as this man’s story,” DiGiovanni's widow said.
“This is the way he would’ve chosen to go. Wouldn’t you want to go doing what you love to do and go in an instant?" Wanda Kaffenberger asked. "Yeah I would too.”

Denver judge dismisses charges against jury nullification activists


This should have never gotten as far as it did in the first place and now they should hand the bill for defending these frivolous charges straight to that prick of a prosecutor to be paid out of his ass pocket.


Denver judge dismisses charges against jury nullification activists

 


Case caused legal battles in federal and state court
By Noelle Phillips
The Denver Post


A Denver District Court judge dismissed Wednesday all charges against two men charged with jury tampering after handing out pamphlets in front of the courthouse.

Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt were each charged with seven counts of jury tampering. The men, who are regular fixtures in Denver's protest community, in July were distributing jury nullification literature to people entering the courthouse.

Denver District Court Judge Kenneth Plotz ordered the charges to be dropped after a motions hearing.

Their arrests led to a federal civil rights lawsuit where U.S. District Judge William Martinez ruled the pamphlets were protected speech and the men had the right to hand them out on courthouse grounds.

David Lane, the attorney who represented Iannicelli and Brandt in both cases, said the federal judge's ruling helped boost his arguments for having the criminal charges dismissed.

He accused prosecutors in District Attorney Mitch Morrissey's office of overreaching and abusing their power. People have a constitutional right to protest and distribute literature in public places, Lane said.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Fed Raises Interest Rate For First Time In Almost A Decade

Let the fun begin.

Analysis: Fed raises benchmark interest rate for first time in nearly 10 years



The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark short-term interest rate for the first time in 9 ½ years, providing a long-awaited vote of confidence for the recovery from the Great Recession by beginning to remove the last of the central bank’s extraordinary steps to boost economic growth.
Note: Mobile readers can scroll down for the live stream plus analysis and commentary from The Times.
Seven years to the day after lowering the rate to near zero, members of the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee edged it up 0.25 percentage point.
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen explained the decision in a news conference earlier today. The Times will have her full remarks below once the Fed makes them available.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Obama Says Immigrants Renew America, US a welcoming nation


He's playing defense now because his goals haven't changed but the pressure is on.
It's still all about Transformation Bitchez!

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama described immigration on Tuesday as the nation’s oldest tradition and part of what makes the country exceptional, as he sought to draw a contrast with those who would seal the borders to people seeking to escape hardships or persecution.

“We can never say it often or loudly enough: Immigrants and refugees revitalize and renew America,” Obama said.

Obama has been trying this week to reassure the public about his strategy for stopping the Islamic State group while also emphasizing that the United States is a welcoming country that promotes religious tolerance.

If you listen to him and his water carriers they keep trying to tell us that their immigrant vetting process is state of the art and that we have nothing to worry about.

I think the recent events in San Bernadino and the slew of reports coming afterwards detailing how the two Jihadi's left a wide swath of evidence proving how they were radicalized and yet still let into this country prove otherwise.

This also should tell you that the vaunted Security State he has helped build ain't nearly as omniscient as they would like you to believe.

The Great Economic Collapse Is Happening Right Now

Most people won't see it because they aren't looking around far enough.
I try to tell my wife about this occasionally but she is a typical American and doesn't care.
"We'll get by" is about the most I've gotten from her.

I have been watching this now for months and it is happening, right now. When the American stock market crashes again here soon like I think it's going to then all Hell is going to break loose, world wide. Think 2008 on steroids.
The Big wigs tried to play that off as "The Great Recession".
Seven years later we are still in it and it was a Depression by any other name. Now the real bottom is about to drop out.

If you think I'm crazy like my wife does, do yourself a favor and go read what this guy has to say.
He has been watching closer and longer than I have and has a whole list of VERY BAD THINGS happening around the world that are adding up to Big Trouble. Indicator after indicator after indicator, all gone South.

When The Fed announces their little Rate Increase this week then start watching the dominoes closely.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The End of the American Dream

Take a couple of minutes and head over to The Federalist to see 22 reasons why the American Dream is dead and the Middle Class is fucked.

# 13 is very telling,

#13 If you have no debt and you also have ten dollars in your pocket, that gives you a greater net worth than about 25 percent of all Americans.

With the amount of personal debt being carried in this country I don't know why that surprised me.


Wait until you see how much ground the Middle Class and the Ultra Poor have lost since the year 2000, it's no wonder we are all feeling the pinch.

Some of the other ones on the list will make your eyes pop out.


Head on over, it will just cheer you right up.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

The Navy’s newest ship breaks down, limps into port

I hate it when that happens.

ABOARD THE LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP MILWAUKEE, VIRGINIA CAPES – The littoral combat ship Milwaukee, the Navy’s newest ship, broke down Dec. 11 and had to be towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia.

The ship suffered an engineering casualty while transiting from Halifax, Canada, to Mayport, Florida, and ultimately its home port of San Diego. The cause is being evaluated by ship’s crew and technical consultants.

Initial indications are that fine metal debris collected in the lube oil filter caused the system to shut down, according to a Navy statement provided to Navy Times. The cause of the metal debris in the lube oil system is not known and assessments are ongoing.

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Problems with the propulsion plant began almost as soon as Milwaukee got underway from Halifax. The ship’s computer system triggered an alarm and the ship called away an engineering casualty.

Engineers cleaned out the metal filings from the lube oil filter and locked the port shaft as a precaution. In the early hours of Friday morning, the ship was conducting steering tests and lost lube oil pressure in the starboard combining gear due to the presence of the same metal filings in that filter.

The metal filings in the lube oil have not been a class-wide issue, according to the Navy.

The ship then dropped anchor while the engineers worked on the system. By mid-morning, the salvage ship Grapple rendezvoused with Milwaukee and connected a towing hawser line for the trip back to Little Creek.

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Now comes the best part, Mr. Where's My Pudding?, John McCain is looking for scalps.

News of the breakdown reached Capitol Hill by late Friday. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement to Navy Times that the plant issues were troubling and called for accountability.

“Reporting of a complete loss of propulsion on USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) is deeply alarming, particularly given this ship was commissioned just 20 days ago,” McCain said. “U.S. Navy ships are built with redundant systems to enable continued operation in the event of an engineering casualty, which makes this incident very concerning.

“I expect the Navy to conduct a thorough investigation into the root causes of this failure, hold individuals accountable as appropriate, and keep the Senate Armed Services Committee informed.”

Shut your pie hole ya senile old dickhead, there are competent people involved here I'm sure and your trying to look tough just makes you look like the sad old out of touch asshole you really are.


An Interesting Piece Of Trivia

Tickets to the very first Super Bowl cost $6.

That won't even buy a fucking hot dog now.

They Call Him Lucky


The guy pulled over after that and walked away.

SARATOGA, Calif. (KTVU) - A man is lucky to alive after a large metal ramp crashed through his windshield while he was driving down the freeway.

The accident happened Friday afternoon on southbound 280, north of Saratoga.
According to the San Jose Fire Department, the BMW was following a vehicle that was carrying a ramp. The ramp fell off the truck, bounced off the freeway and launched into his windshield. The driver pulled over and only had a scratch.

His car needed a little more attention and was towed from the scene.

H/T FARK

Friday, December 11, 2015

Deth Guild's Reaction To Republican Back Room Dealings, Why You Should Be Paying Attention

The Mainstream Republicans continue to shit little rings around themselves over the fact that nothing they have done so far has slowed Trumps advances in the least.

Now they are pulling out all the stops and the skullduggery is to begin in earnest.
The Death Guild is all over that like stink on shit.

Burn that fucking party to the ground
and start over.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

I Certainly Didn't See This One Coming (Punked AGAIN!!)

 Update;
Well, it looks like I got punked again, that's what I get for using the MSM for a source.


"Origin:On 10 December 2015, a rumor that drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman had threatened ISIS was reported on by major news outlets such as the NY Post, Forbes, and Fox News. Despite the story's wide circulation on reputable news web sites, this rumor originated on the entertainment web site Thug Life Videos:":



This fucking ISIS bullshit has now officially turned into a three ring circus.

El Chapo tells ISIS his men will destroy them


The world’s most wanted drug lord has declared war on the Islamic State, promising the terror group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that his narcotics cartel will wipe them off the planet.

“My men will destroy you,”’ El Chapo huffs to the ISIS leader in an encrypted email that was leaked to a cartel-linked blogger in Mexico.

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The world’s most wanted drug lord has declared war on the Islamic State, promising the terror group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, that his narcotics cartel will wipe them off the planet.

“My men will destroy you,”’ El Chapo huffs to the ISIS leader in an encrypted email that was leaked to a cartel-linked blogger in Mexico.You are nothing but lowly p-ssies. Your god cannot save you from the true terror that my men will levy at you if you continue to impact my operation.”

The evil international overlord trash talk continues:

“My men will destroy you. The world is not yours to dictate. I pity the next son of a wh-re that tries to interfere with the business of the Sinaloa Cartel. I will have their heart and tongue torn from them.”


The Sinaloa Cartel has been trying to make inroads in the Middle East, which has a burgeoning party drug scene enjoyed by oil-rich royals and executives, the blog notes.

“As drugs are not a part of the organizational ideology for a Muslim state, ISIS fighters have been destroying shipments of drugs from the cartels,” the blog says.

A Child Of The Dark

It looks like she hasn't seen a ray of sunshine in her entire life.


And it kept bugging me who she reminded me of until it finally hit me,

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Attention Gun Grabbers, Your Mission Has Failed, Go Home And Prepare To Die.

Yes, prepare to die, of old age as far as I can tell. Most of you are going to wind up that way before you get shot by a lawful gun owner in this country according to all the statistics out there, you just refuse to believe it.

If all of use were the murderous rampaging maniacs you so fervently want everyone else to believe, then you would have already been cut down in a hail of bullets six ways from Sunday.

Since Obama took office, there have been over 100 million guns sold in this country.

Can you grok that?

Can you?


Do you understand that on top of the millions of guns already in the hands of Americans that they have purchased ONE HUNDRED MILLION MORE in the last seven years?


Face it, guns are as American as Apple Pie.

Again I say, if we were all the murderous maniacal boogeymen you make us out to be, you would already be dead a hundred times over.

The fact that you aren't should give you pause for a moment to reflect on your insatiable and unwinnable quest to disarm your fellow citizens, but it won't.

I know it won't because you have convinced yourselves that these inanimate objects are the root cause of all unnecessary death and misery, interracial murder, international genocide, global warming and your unwed teenage daughters pregnancy all rolled up into one nice neat little package.

You people are neurotic, do you know that?
Certifiably so.

Oh I am aware of all these phony statistics you are so fond of waving under our noses and we all know they are bullshit propaganda tools. The fact that gun deaths have actually declined over the years despite the immense increase in gun sales at the same time has no place in your reality, where the sun is green and the grass is blue.

Facts are facts and those are the facts, Jack. Look 'em up.

The recent front page bleatings from the NY Times editorial board demanding gun and ammo restrictions and voluntary disarmament by citizens exercising their absolute right to self defense was instantly laughed out of the room then met with absolutely serious reminders from citizens of all walks of life that any attempts at forceful gun seizures would be met with deadly force just to put a fine point on the return message to such wishful thinking.

We all know that you can't help yourselves and that you will not just shut the fuck up about it and go away so let me give you a piece of advice here,
We are all done with your nonsense, have been for a while now but you won't stop screaming at the top of your lungs long enough to see this.
Done.

There will be no more compromises with you people as compromise is generally defined as both sides giving up something they desire to reach a mutual agreement.
The only thing you ever give up is the three seconds of peace we get while you take a deep breath before you start screaming some new demands.

As far as I am concerned, you are the ones who are out of control. You have let this issue blind you to the fact that you are being played hard by some folks with an agenda and a lot of money to spend on shaping the opinions they think you should have.

The reality here is that the guns are not going to go away no matter how many laws you pass.
All you accomplish with that strategy is making criminals out of otherwise law abiding citizens because as I said before, we are done playing that game.

We absolutely will not disarm, period.


Just look and see how many "assault rifles" got turned in up in Connecticut if you don't believe what I am telling you.
As a matter of fact, I predict more record gun and ammunition sales. Wise up, buy some stock in it.


The world has gotten to be a dangerous place and if you so desire to be the willing victims of random violence then that is your choice.
You won't be taking mine not to.

God Bless America and pass the ammunition because you folks are painting yourselves into a corner here and it's not the one I would choose to try and defend against the largest and most heavily armed potential fighting force on the entire planet.

E Pluribus Unem,

Molon Labe.



You Better Hurry Up Bubba

She's gettin' away!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I Thank You All

It looks like I will hit that One Million Page Views milestone some time today while I am at work.

There are really way too many people I would like to thank for that but there are three right off the top who are consistently my Top Referers, two who are almost neck and neck day in and day out.

Ol' Grumpy hisself, Kenny Lane, AKA Wirecutter and someone who almost seems to be a Brother from another Mother when it comes to our outlook, sense of humor and taste in music, Irish.

I also seem to have one very busy Guardian Angel upstairs and one right here on the internets, everybodies favorite red head, Angel.

There are several others who are on that daily list consistently and I would like to thank you all but when it comes to sheer volume, those three are at the top every day.
I also want to give a shout out to my most prolific commenter and someone who I also visit daily, Sixbears in The Woods.

My best to you sir.

I certainly don't want to forget some of my most prolific visitors here either, the DOD, the boys from NAVY communications, The Secret Service, and of course, those sneaky bastards over at the NSA. I used to see someone from the Sergeant of Arms of the Senate office once in a while, you guys don't really think I don't check my six once in a while do you?
I hope you all find something entertaining here when you visit and I want you all to know that I love this country even though I think it is rapidly circling the drain and the are a bunch of Communist Motherfuckers in charge right now.

There literally isn't time for me to thank everyone so PLEASE don't feel that I don't love each and every one of ya's who swing by here, have me on your Blogroll or link to my sorry ass if I haven't mentioned you by name.

It is comforting to know that there are other folks out there who share my concerns and still manage to laugh and spit in Death's eye every fucking day.

God Bless America and God Bless you all.

He's Got Me Beat

I've pulled a lot of shit in my day. Needless to say there are plenty of things I have done behind the wheel to be ashamed of, at one point in my life I was basically renting my drivers license about every three months.
I used to get letters in the mail from the DMV telling me I was a habitual offender and all kinds of crap.
I went through twenty nine cars in ten years once, totalled almost all of them too. Wild motherfucker back in the day boys and girls.

Just for one example, I met some people somewhere after I had been drinking all day and we decided to go across the river to watch the airplanes land over at Portland International. I was in my 61 Ford short wide Unibody pickup and a couple of the guys were in a fucking Ford Maverick.
The bridge is over a mile long, four lanes both ways.
We were doing 80 miles an hour and passing a can of Budweiser back and forth between the two rigs.

That was the night I got my only DUI but that came later, on the way back across.
It was their fault too.
There is more to that story.

Anyways, even with all that kind of shit, this guy, has me beat;

Naked, drunken man with 3 women in car hit 110 mph, police say

 

 



A Florida man with a history of drug, gun and theft arrests was allegedly naked, drunk and driving 110 mph with three female passengers when the Florida Highway Patrol caught up to him on Saturday afternoon.

Noe Dejesus, 33, was released Sunday after posting a $6,000 bond, FOX13 reported. He faces charges of DUI and driving without a license.

Dejesus was pulled over just after 3 p.m. following a report of a car driving recklessly on Alligator Alley. The Highway Patrol officer who clocked Dejesus’ speeding Cadillac initially believed the driver was merely shirtless.

But when Dejesus opened the door and stepped out, he was completely naked, police said.

The trooper allegedly spotted an open 12-pack of Corona and a nearly empty bottle of Crown Royal whiskey in the car, according to the Naples Daily News. Dejesus allegedly smelled of alcohol, was slurring his speech and almost fell down trying to put his pants on.

He declined to perform a field sobriety test and was arrested.

Here's the lads mug shot.



You pull that kind of shit where I live these days and they impound your car, write you so many tickets you lose count and go directly to jail.

You wouldn't have a drivers license again in this state for years.

They have absolutely no sense of humor anymore.
I am so glad I ain't young anymore, even more glad I finally quit the drinkin'. I'd be in jail with no idea of when I was going to get out for the shit I pulled back then.

I still have the crazy going on every once in a while but I have mellowed considerably compared to how I used to be even just a few years ago.

It was time, I finally grew up at 52 years of age, damn lucky to have lived through some of the crap I used to pull.


Monday, December 7, 2015

I Don't Know Who Ralph Peters Is But My Hat Is Off To You Sir, For Telling It Like It Is!

It's about damn time someone got on the Idiot Box and said out loud what millions of us have been thinking.

Bravo, Ralphie!!





Buy that man a beer!


H/T to The Last Tradition for the YouTube link.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Must Be Portland

I keep seeing references to this Man Bun bullshit on the internets and didn't know WTF they were talking about.

Now I see and no, they ain't cool you wanna be hipster fucking jackasses.

Worse yet, now some clown over in Portland is trying to pass himself off as a Hipster Santa Clause, in jeans, a sweater and a Man Bun.



PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Good news! We found the real Santa.

He’s in Pioneer Place in downtown Portland and he’s a lot more hipster than previously thought.
Hipster Santa says he'll be getting around town on his bike. (

Santa has recently been spotted in the mall sitting on a PDX carpet chair sporting jeans, a sweater and a man bun.

He’s decided to give his reindeer some time off while he’s in Portland. In the meantime, hipster Santa says he’ll be getting around town on his bike.

Catch Santa and his man bun on Thursday evening in the lower level rotunda pavilion. He has 2 more nights this season: Dec. 10 and December 17.



Please, make it stop!

Just a note to you guys out there, this Man Bun bullshit makes you look like a fucking sissy, knock that shit off.

Idiots.

Can't Even Give It Away

Help Me Push It Over The Top!

For some reason there is a rather large discrepancy between my Stat Counter stats and the ones from Blogger when it comes to the total amount of page views this Blog has had.

Damned if I remember but it is probably because I added the Stat Counter a while after I started this blog.

Looking at the Blogger stats, I am damned close to going over One Million page views, probably some time next week if I just sit and wait for it.

Like that is going to happen.


According to Blogger, this is where I am at,

Pageviews all time history

994,670

Not too far away.
Do me a favor and help me get over the hump here. It would make a nice early Christmas present.

Thanks.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Former Sheriff Indicted On 113 Charges, 11 Other Current And Former Employees Facing Charges Also

Nice little racket they had going, most of the whole department seems to have been involved in one way or another.

Damn those pesky term limits, eh?
Wait until you get a load of the former Sheriff's picture, it's nightmare fuel.

Former sheriff indicted on 113 charges

 

Former Gibson County Sheriff Chuck Arnold and 11 others have been indicted on theft, official misconduct and other charges after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Arnold, five other former employees and six current employees of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office were indicted when a grand jury met on Monday.
TBI spokeswoman Susan Niland said the investigation began after current Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas found items missing when he took office in 2014.
"This started out as a concern the current sheriff had when he came into office that there were some items missing," Niland said. "As a result of that, they found several discrepancies in areas such as employee compensation, monies from the drug fund, and the way that some prescriptions were being handled."

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According to a news release from the TBI, Arnold has been charged with four counts of theft over $10,000, 55 counts of official misconduct, nine counts of theft over $1,000, one count of forgery, one count of theft of $500 or more, one count of attempted theft of $1,000 or more, two counts of attempted theft of $10,000 or more, one count of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, and 39 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

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The following is a summary of those charged in the investigation of the Gibson County Sheriff's Office:

Former Sheriff Chuck Arnold, 56, has been charged with four counts of theft over $10,000, 55 counts of official misconduct, nine counts of theft over $1,000, one count of forgery, one count of theft of $500 or more, one count of attempted theft of $1,000 or more, two counts of attempted theft of $10,000 or more, one count of conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, and 39 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. His bail was set at $10,000.
Jeff Maitland, 48, is charged with one count of attempted theft of $10,000 or more, 42 of counts official misconduct, one count conspiracy to obtain controlled substances by fraud, 39 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud, one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and two counts of theft of $10,000 or more. His bail was set at $5,000.
Eddie Bradford, 41, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Darla Crenshaw, 48, is charged with one count of attempted theft of $1,000 or more, two counts of official misconduct, and one count of Theft of $1,000 or more. Her bail was set at $2,500.
Joel Hughey, 39, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Melissa Hunt, 28, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. Her bail was set at $2,500.
Benjamin Lee, 49, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Shaun Phinnessee, 37, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Robert Pinkerton, 36, is charged with one count of theft of $10,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Charles Simpson, 65, is charged with one count of theft of $10,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. His bail was set at $2,500.
Teresa Sturdivant, 45, is charged with one count of theft of $1,000 or more, and one count of official misconduct. Her bail was set at $2,500.
Renea Terrell, 46, is charged with one count of conspiracy to obtain controlled substance by fraud, 39 counts of obtaining controlled substance by fraud, 39 counts of official misconduct, and two counts of theft $1,000 or more. Her bail was set at $2,500.

 


Throwing the book at 'em just won't do, a whole library would be a good start.

As they like to say, make an example out of them.

Wake Up And Start Defending Yourselves America

In case you live in a cave and didn't hear about the latest mass shooting in San Bernardino yesterday, all you missed was yet another Gun Free Kill Zone filled with unarmed and defenseless bodies.

President Obama immediately used the tragedy to lament the lack of common sense gun control for the umpteenth time and try to make people believe that these kinds of things only happen in this country.
He must have a serious short term memory problem if he can't remember what just happened in Paris last week.


Face it people, this country doesn't need anymore gun laws, they do not do anything other than leave law abiding citizens to the mercy of deranged killers who couldn't care less about gun laws or any other laws.

You had best start facing the reality that this is becoming a more frequent situation world wide and that you are on your own when it comes to protecting yourself.
It's the old saying, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.

No amount of hand wringing or wishful thinking is going to reduce the amount of guns in circulation already, not to mention the ones being produced by the train load every month, there are a half a Billion guns in this country already.

They are not going away.

Without question the most effective method of self defense available to you and the people you care about are those same guns.

There is no denying this without ignoring too many facts to be taken seriously.

If you feel so strongly that guns are the problem then you are in denial.
People kill people with guns. They use knives, hammers, bombs,cars, poison and a myriad other objects to kill people with every day.

Guns just happen to be the most efficient, portable and easily concealed method used for killing more than one person at a time.

This works both ways though.

The killings are not going to stop, anyone paying attention can see for themselves that these mass shootings are getting more frequent and are completely unpredictable.

Quit listening to the bleeding hearts and get yourself the means to protect yourself.
Take some classes, get some range time and a Concealed Carry Permit, then start packing heat.

The life you save may be your own.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear



Any closer and you would be playing Bumper Cars.

This is one of the pictures I took last Summer at the Spruce Goose museum.

Unfortunately I failed to download a shitload more I had taken, including all of the ones of the Spruce Goose its self and the inside of the cockpit, before I lost my damn phone.

Sigh.

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