Sunday, January 31, 2016

Where's Bubba?

See if you can find him in this picture.

Achievement Unlocked: Geezerdom


If you had known me when I was in my twenties you would have bet the farm that I wouldn't have made it to 30 because I was pretty actively trying to kill myself in various ways. Even I didn't think I would so it's nothing short of Providence that I am still around.
I have been told that I should write a book about some of the stunts I have pulled and the crap I have lived through. People would think I was making shit up but I have witnesses. Crazy fucking shit man.
I'm sure it would be highly entertaining, if I could just remember about half of it.

It's like I heard somewhere one time, if you lived through the 80's and can remember it then you didn't really live through the 80's. It's more like I survived the 80's.

That reminds me,

FUCK DISCO!


Dear God how I hated that shit.
But I survived that crap too.

So happy fucking birthday to me, I'm 56 years old today.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fuck Facebook, Reason Eleven Billion Twenty Seven

Like I needed another reason to hate that fucking bunch.


I would wear that fucker out.

Facebook to prohibit private firearm transactions on its service

 



Facebook Inc (FB.O) prohibited global users from coordinating person-to-person private sales of firearms on its online social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service on Friday, countering concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.

The move comes as the United States debates the issue of access to guns after a string of mass shootings. U.S. President Barack Obama has urged social media companies to clamp down on gun sales organized on their platforms.

It updates Facebook's regulated goods policy, introduced in March 2014, that banned people from selling marijuana, pharmaceuticals and illegal drugs.

Facebook already prohibited private firearms sellers from advertising "no background check required," or offering transactions across U.S. state lines without a licensed dealer because the company said such posts indicated a willingness to evade the law.

Licensed retailers will still be able to advertise firearms on Facebook that lead to transactions outside of Facebook's service, the spokeswoman said.


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"Moms are grateful for the leadership shown by Facebook today," said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a part of the Everytown for Gun Safety campaign group. "Our continued relationship with Facebook resulted in today's even stronger stance, which will prevent dangerous people from getting guns and save American lives.”

Ain't you got a sandwich you should be making somewhere bitch?

Fuck you, Fuck Them and most of all,



In the first place, I don't know who in their right mind would even CONSIDER using Facebook for a gun transfer option.
Holy Christ, it is a given that the cops, the Feds and probably even Interpol cruise that site looking for stupid criminals, often with great success.

You might as well take out a full page newspaper ad in the local fish wrapper.


I couldn't care less if these assholes want to block gun selling by private individuals.

It isn't like there aren't a couple hundred million of the fucking things laying around if you want one.


Is The Theme Song From Jaws Running Through Hillary's Head Yet?

It should be after this.

State Department declares 22 Clinton emails contained top secret information

 


Clinton has long denied any of the messages that went through the unprotected server in her home contained highly sensitive material. The State Department said none of the messages were marked top secret at the time they were sent -- although it is looking into whether they should have been.

The administration refused to discuss the contents of the messages, which it acknowledged hours before the latest batch of about 1,000 pages of Clinton email is to be disclosed publicly. The messages marked top secret are being excluded from the disclosure.



“I'm not going to speak to the content of these documents,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby at a briefing with reporters. “I understand there's great curiosity. I'm just going to put that right out at the top. I am not going to speak to the content of this email traffic.”

He said the documents have been marked as highly sensitive “at the request of the intelligence community because they contain a category of top secret information.”

The Clinton campaign issued a statement Friday denying the documents contain any sensitive government secrets.

“We firmly oppose the complete blocking of the release of these emails,” spokesman Brian Fallon said.

"After a process that has been dominated by bureaucratic infighting that has too often played out in public view, the loudest and leakiest participants in this interagency dispute have now prevailed in blocking any release of these emails. This flies in the face of the fact that these emails were unmarked at the time they were sent, and have been called 'innocuous' by certain intelligence officials.”

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The money quote;
“I'm not willing to say it was an error in judgment because nothing I did was wrong,” she said.

You just keep telling yourself that honey.

Kalashnikov USA To Start Production In Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla (CNN) — American gun maker Kalashnikov USA is announcing plans to manufacture the famous AK-47 assault semi automatic rifles in Florida. The company previously imported the weapons from the original manufacturer in Moscow.

It began producing them in Pennsylvania last year when President Obama imposed sanctions against Russia after its annexation of Crimea. At that point, Kalashnikov USA severed all ties with the Russian company. Now, Pompano Beach has approved the assembly of guns in the city.

Guns assembled at the Pompano Beach factory will have to be sold to retailers elsewhere.

Kalashnikov USA launched new rifles and shotguns at a firearms conference in Las Vegas last week, including the high capacity magazines Alpha line. Genuine AK-47’s — among the most popular assault rifles in the world — have spiked in value since the sanctions halted imports.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

BREAKING NEWS- FBI Releases Video Footage of LaVoy Finicum Shooting (Updated)

Submitted without comment, I will let you form your own opinion.
The video is at the LA Times, click here.

UPDATE:

I couldn't lift the edited version off the LA Times site but the whole video is already out on YouTube.

Here is the unedited version.



The FBI released video Thursday that shows law enforcement during a traffic stop this week fatally shooting of one of the armed men who occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge.

In the video, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 55, drives a white truck into a snowdrift, nearly striking a law enforcement officer. He gets out of the vehicle and can be seen lifting his hands in the air and then lowering them toward his body before at least one Oregon State Police officer shoots him.

Finicum had a loaded 9-millimeter handgun in his pocket, an FBI official said.

See the most-read stories this hour >>

The encounter took place Tuesday on a highway several dozen miles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The video was taken from an aircraft. It's not clear exactly when Finicum died.
Man killed in Oregon standoff had preached what he called a 'cowboy's stand for freedom'
Man killed in Oregon standoff had preached what he called a 'cowboy's stand for freedom'

Until now, officials had given no information about the fatal shooting as law enforcement officers stopped and arrested several protesters who had occupied the refuge in Oregon's high desert near Burns.

The FBI's account of the shooting at a news conference in Oregon on Thursday comes after unverified claims from two witnesses said Finicum sped away from law enforcement before he got out of his vehicle and was shot.

The Sling Shot Man

This old feller could knock sand crystals off the face of your watch without scratching it.

Robert, The Later Years

Gotta take a break from the Gun Shop once in a while.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Abe Vigoda Finally Dies For Real

There have been rumors on the internet for years that he was dead and everytime someone would start spreading them again they would be proved false.
The old man was like the Energizer Bunny.
He just kept going and going and going.

He has finally, for real this time, slipped the bonds of this mortal coil.

Rest In Peace sir and thanks for "The Fish".


Abe Vigoda, character actor, dead at 94

 

 


NEW YORK — Character actor Abe Vigoda has died.

Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, told The Associated Press that Vigoda died Tuesday morning in his sleep. He was 94 and had been staying at Fuchs’ home in Woodland Park, New Jersey. She said the cause of death was old age. “This man was never sick,” Fuchs said.

Throw The Book At Him

First for beating a little girl in the head with anything but especially for abusing bacon!
That shit just ain't right!

Dad accused of hitting daughter over the head with frozen bacon

 

 


BAY CITY, MI — A Hampton Township dad is facing a felony after reportedly beating his daughter with frozen bacon.

According to an affidavit in court records, police believe 45-year-old Jonathan A. Powell on Saturday, Jan. 9, "did knowingly or intentionally cause physical harm to" his 11-year-old daughter. Powell did this by hitting her over the head numerous times with frozen bacon and by pushing her, which caused her to trip over an open dishwasher door and hit her head on a chair, the affidavit states.

Hampton Township Police Lt. Michael Wedding said police became involved in Sunday, Jan. 10, when the girl was returned to her mother after spending the weekend with Powell. The mother called police to report abuse, Wedding said.

A police officer spoke with the girl, who had a bruise on her left cheek, Wedding said. The officer later interviewed Powell, who denied any wrongdoing.

Powell told police he was in his kitchen boiling water when his daughter came into the room to get something. She fell backward over the open dishwasher door and received her bruise that way, Powell told police, according to Wedding.

Authorities issued a warrant for Powell's arrest Tuesday, Jan. 19. The next day, he appeared in Bay County District Court for arraignment on one count of third-degree child abuse. The charge is a felony punishable by up to two years' imprisonment.

Here is a pic of the alleged bacon/kid abuser.


Bad boy, Johnny.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Democrats Say Republicans Are Being Mean To Hillary Again

The circling of the wagons is in full swing by these people, doing their damndest to try and deflect this away from Hillary.

Unfortunately they are doing it way up a river in Egypt.

Rep. Schiff joins fellow Dems in casting doubt on IG letter on Clinton emails

The top Democrat on the House Select Committee on Intelligence suggested Sunday that congressional Republicans are manipulating the inspector general who recently reported about new “top secret” information found on Hillary Clinton’s private email system.
California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff argued that several Republican committee chairmen are investigating Clinton's use of the private system as secretary of state while “actively campaigning” against her.
"I think the inspector general has to be very careful not to allow himself to be used by one political party against the other in a presidential race,” Schiff told "Fox News Sunday."
He also said that one of the chairmen went to a campaign rally for front-running GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “and said his purpose is to defeat Hillary Clinton.”
Schiff also repeated the argument about the difficulty in trying to agree on what is top secret information. It was among the most recent efforts by Democrats to downplay or discredit the Jan. 14 letter from Intelligence Committee Inspector General Charles McCullough to top Capitol Hill Republicans.
The unclassified letter states that a recent review by intelligence agencies identified "several dozen" classified emails -- including specific, top-secret intelligence related to so-called "special access programs.”

So they are trying to redefine what Top Secret means here?

If it says Top Secret in the message header then I would pretty much take that at face value.
Then again, I'm not trying to defend the indefensible here either.
If this were you or I we would already be under indictment and the lawyers fees would be racking up faster than we could count as they cozied up our next place of residence for the next thirty years.
The fact this woman isn't already should tell you all you need to know about The Rule of Law in this country.

 



Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Pile Grows

I'm busy as hell sorting and throwing away some of the crap I have collected the past few years, no small task.

The word hoarder is looking applicable here.

I had to go buy 3 more small plastic ammo cans already today for the loose stuff I had stashed away, loose as in a box here and a box there. All 3 are already full too.

Regular Sheeple would shit little rings around themselves if I openly started packing can after can after can into a new place in the daytime. I'm thinking heavy duty cardboard boxes and a hand cart will be in order.

I haven't even knocked a dent in the amount of shit that I have to go through yet but I do know myself well enough that the closer the day comes to move, the more ruthless I will get about throwing shit out because it has already started.
There will be dump runs coming here shortly.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sure, Why Not? Everything Else Is In The Toilet

Holy crap, if you want a prime example of what is going on in the world economy right now head down to your local metal recycling center with a load of scrap and get a wake up call.

I have started on the triage around here of all the crap I have collected and took some stuff down that I really didn't want to get rid of but was heavy as fuck. It wasn't taking up a whole lot of room but every square inch counts at this point, I think I cleared up a whopping four square feet of floor space but like I said, the shit was heavy.

I had the kid help me get it in the back of the El Camino and it immediately squatted all the way down to the snubbers but the recycling joint is only about a mile and a half away from here.
You ready for this?

1200 pounds of scrap metal netted me a whopping $7.35.

The economic melt down hasn't even gotten started yet but this is an indicator of just how bad it is already.
When scrap metal goes under $10 a ton, usually there is a severe recession going on.

Rule 5





Thursday, January 21, 2016

III to III: Help for a Patriot's daughter

From Angel's place.

Jay is a good guy and his wife is a Take No Shit Patriot as well. This situation must be eating them both alive. My prayers for everyone involved.



I wouldn't normally ask, but this is not normal. If my wife loses her second child, her baby, I am sure she will be buried with her. Any help publicizing no matter how small is appreciated. Thank you https://eatgrueldog.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/funds-for-shaylyn/
January 21, 2016 at 7:18 AM
Folks, this is a plea from the heart of a parent. This is a man on his knees praying for a miracle. If you aren't able to donate, pray. This family is up against a very hard wall. There is no more devastating event than for a parent to bury a child. But the thought of burying two? No.This is from eatgrueldog's blog:

So this is where it all started
I was at work on Oct. 21st when I got a call from my wife
I was doing irrigation service right around the corner from home (Thank God) and it was the call that no man ever wants to get
Her son who was 38 had just been killed in a high speed car accident outside of Tampa
I say her son because even though we have been married for 26 Yrs. I did very little raising of him
But anyway, that was the start
Then, the week before Christmas our Daughter Shaylyn who is 36 calls to inform my wife that she has adrenal cancer
I say ours because even though she is not my blood, I have raised her since age 8 as my daughter
Anyway, she also has tumors on her kidneys and spots on her liver that are most likely also tumors
She was hospitalized for 2 weeks because her blood pressure was out of control and she was seen by a specialist
She was supposed to have laproscopic surgery to have the tumors removed immediately
That was weeks ago
Unfortunately she is uninsured and medically needy and no doctor will touch her
She will have to wait until an endocrine surgeon decides to donate his charity
Or not
I live in Florida in a county that has the highest unemployment rate in the state and own a business that has been drained over the past 6 yrs. to nothing
We as a family are in dire straights
Without treatment Shay is destined for a short life with a lot of suffering
I don’t know if it is pride or denial but she will not quit working to go on disabilty
And at this point the process is probably too long anyway
The surgery may or may not save her
I don’t even know
To tell you truthfully I don’t even know what it costs
But I can’t sit and do nothing
I haven’t asked her approval yet and don’t really care
I have a link below for paypal to donate
I don’t know how to get a button so it is just a link
I don’t use paypal for anything other than buying so any funds donated will be earmarked.
Even if you don’t donate I would sure appreciate you passing this on
https://www.paypal.me/FundsforShay

About The Oscars Being A Shade Too Pale For Some Nitwits

I could give a rats ass about the Academy Awards or the insulated from reality people who do.

Fuck off and find something useful to do with all this spare time you seem to have on your hands.

I'll Take A Large

I might need two as I can think of many occasions where this would apply.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Another Missing "Fast and Furious" Gun Turns Up, A .50 Cal, At El Chapo's House.

Damn, that little ATF fiasco just keeps getting better and better all the time doesn't it?


Rifle capable of taking down helicopter found at 'El Chapo' hideout purchased through Fast and Furious program

 

A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.
A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter.
After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.
When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

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Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50 caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials.

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The Fast and Furious operation involved federal agents allowing criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking them.
Instead, agents from the ATF lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 guns involved in the sting operation.
The operation allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.
The operation became a major distraction for the Obama administration as Republicans in Congress conducted a series of inquiries into how the Justice Department allowed such an operation to happen.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter.
This is the third time a weapon from the Fast and Furious program has been found at a high-profile Mexican crime scene.

 


Trust me when I say that this is not the last you are going to hear about this.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Stress Level: High

This having to move crap has got me stressed clear out of my gourd. I am literally going to have to give or throw away a couple thousand bucks worth of stuff right off the get go but without even remotely seeing any prospects yet, my focus right now is on getting that fucking Sprite going  so I don't haveto tow the sonofabitch wherever we wind up.
I got it to run a bit Saturday but it is flat out getting too much fuel pressure so I bit the bullet and ordered the correct fuel pump for it.

Getting the slave cylinder line hooked up for the clutch turned into a fucking nightmare and wound up taking almost 3 hours Saturday night.

It's right next to the frame rail and is actually at an angle pointing at about 25 degrees away from straight out so that it angles TOWARDS the frame rail about a half inch away from it.. I ended up jacking up the drive train and taking it off to get it started and then couldn't get the top bolt back in, had to grind it to a point and force it in with a wrench through a fucking hole in the kick panel inside where the passengers feet go.
Then I had to bleed the sonofabitch. On to the same with the brakes, fixing some electrical shit like brake lights and I still have to find a way to mount the wiper motor to get that shit hooked up.
The windshield isn't bolted in yet and the list goes on and on and on.


I am freaking out about how much time we have to actually find a place and then get all this crap over there but I can see multiple dump runs in my future and probably a storage unit until I can get the triage done.

The clock is ticking, the list of shit that needs to get done is approaching the Stratosphere and posting is going to get spotty. Also look for me to get increasingly cranky, as if that was possible.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Man Arrested Driving Vehicle Stolen From Oregon Wildlife Refuge

This kind of stupidity should be painful.



Police say man arrested in US vehicle stolen from Oregon refuge

 



Authorities arrested a man they said was driving a government vehicle stolen from a wildlife refuge being occupied by an armed group protesting federal land policies as the standoff in Oregon's high desert hit the two-week mark.

Kenneth Medenbach, 62, of Crescent was arrested by Oregon State Police at a grocery store in Burns for investigation of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. It was unclear if he has a lawyer. Medenbach is already facing charges in U.S. District Court in Medford after authorities said he illegally camped on federal land between May and November last year, according to federal court records.

Authorities also say they recovered a second stolen vehicle from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge but provided no other details. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service previously reported the vehicles had been stolen.

So far, authorities have not tried to remove the group from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. As the situation drags on, people in the local area are growing increasingly weary and wary of the group.
 


What is the thought process here, they aren't using it?
Nobody will notice if I just run down to the store for a pack of smokes?

Dumbass.

Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle that belongs to the Feds?

You can kick the seriousness of that charge up about ten notches.


Friday, January 15, 2016

Oil Goes Under $30 A Barrel, Dow Jones Jumps Off A Cliff

The fuckers are as nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Breaks my heart.

Dow plummets as oil prices sink

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 500 points in midday trading Friday, falling below 16,000, as oil prices sank below $30 a barrel.
The index recovered slightly but was still down more than 350 points at 3 p.m.

 



Rule 5

I've been busier than Hell the past couple days having to work late for one and taking care of other shit before I have to go for another.
Don't see any let up for a bit, maybe this weekend.
In the mean time, enjoy.






Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Blindsided

I got a phone call last night when I was on break when I could actually hear my phone from a number over in Oregon that I didn't recognize. Out of curiousity I answered it and some guy says " Hi Phil, it's Steve".

Silence on my part for a second or two while I wracked my brain trying to figure out who in the fuck I knew named Steve that lived in Oregon.
I finally asked , "Steve who?"

"Steve Arsehole, your landlord!" (Last name changed for obvious reasons but it's close enough)

"Oh, hi Steve, long time since I talked to you, whats up?"

"I need you to move out."

More silence as I try to process that.

"Ummm, OoooK, have you talked to my wife about this yet?'

"No, I wanted to talk to you first, man to man."

"OK, I appreciate that."

"I'm getting divorced and need  my house back"

Meanwhile I am still trying to process the first statement.

I finally got over the shock and asked what kind of timeline I was looking at and he says the end of February.
He starts babbling about how he knows how hard it is to find a place because how he has been looking and he he feels bad, blah blah blah .
Then he starts in saying how he knows we have been so good about paying the rent on time and he hopes we have been taking good care of his place and yadda yadda yadda. By this time I am pretty much done talking because I am getting pissed off so I told him I would talk to my wife and we would try to find a place ASAP. and that I was at fucking work and had to go.

Fuck, me.

Rent around here is outrageous and places are virtually impossible to find that take people who smoke, have SIX FUCKING CATS , two kids and three fucking cars plus an entire garage full of tools.. On top of that, the kid is six months away from graduating High School so that is going to be an issue I can tell already.

This is going to be a nightmare so if it gets quiet around here you will just have to understand that I am going to be busier than a one legged man in an ass kicking contest here real shortly.

The garage alone is going to be a fucking nightmare to get packed up and anyplace we find HAS to have one or I will be forced to put all that shit in storage which I DO NOT WANT TO DO.


Yay.
Right in the dead of fucking Winter to boot.

All I can think is that God must have a plan here, things happen for a reason and He has always taken care of my sorry ass in the past, one way or another.

I am putting this in His hands and hoping that this is actually an opportunity in disguise.. Either way it is His Will and I am going to do what I can to find a place and make arrangement to get as much help as possible lined up for when we do move.

All that stuff out in the garage is heavier than shit and I am flat out too damn old now to be trying to move that shit by myself.

ONE toolbox alone probably weighs close to five hundred pounds, you don't just wheel those things up onto a lift gate  by yourself and I have 3 of those alone.
 Engine hoist, engine stand, with a Chevy 350 bolted onto it, oh this is going to be a joy.
That garage is so full ya can't hardly get around in it.


It is what it is , I'll try and keep posting until I can't and then go from there.

It usually only takes a few minutes to knock out a quicky post so stay tuned, there will be pissing and moaning coming for your entertainment at the very least because no matter what, there always seems to be some kind of fucking disaster lurking just around the corner when shit like this comes down the pike.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Obama Goes Pinocchio

Says he regrets not being able to unite the political divides in this country.

If it wasn't such a bald faced lie it would be hilarious.


Ahead of speech, Obama has regrets over U.S. political divisions




U.S. President Barack Obama voiced regret for failing to unite Washington since taking office on a wave of hope in 2009, as he prepared to give a State of the Union speech on Tuesday to launch his final year in the White House.

Asked about his inability to heal America's political divisions, Obama told NBC's "Today" show, "It's a regret."

The president planned to speak optimistically about America's future in his speech in Congress, one of his few remaining chances to capture and hold the attention of millions of Americans before the Nov. 8 election of a new president who will take office next January.

The Democratic president will give his final State of the Union address as campaign rhetoric for November's presidential election intensifies with candidates fighting over illegal immigrants, wage inequality and violence.

In a reflective mood, Obama said in the NBC interview that he could have done a better job talking to the country during his presidency so he could "communicate constantly and with confidence."

"Particularly during times of stress, the American people need to hear from their president in terms of what it is exactly that we're trying to do. Things that I’ve done well during the campaign I've not always done well as president." he said.

Aides said Obama will try to generate support for issues he has been unable to resolve such as a Pacific trade pact, tighter gun laws and closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

This man has done more to rip the fabric of this country than anyone else in recent memory.
He does however, know how to bullshit people and this is a perfect example.

He has exactly 373 more days to wreak his havoc and then he is out forever.
That is plenty of time for him to do some more "Fundamental Transformation".

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sunday, January 10, 2016

David Bowie Has Died

That's two, both from cancer. Fuck cancer.
They say that these come in threes so now we wait and see who's next.
I have to admit up front that I was never a big fan but there is no denying the man had a huge influence on the music scene and in film also.

David Bowie, 69, barrier-breaking rock star and actor, has died

 

 


By Steve Appleford and Matt Hamilton




David Bowie, the barrier-breaking British rock musician and actor, has died at the age of 69, just days after releasing a critically acclaimed album on his birthday.

Bill Zysblat, his business manager of 34 years, confirmed to The Times that Bowie died Sunday after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Bowie never stopped innovating. During his initial rise in the 1970s, he produced an astonishing range of work, from cosmic folk ("Space Oddity") and glam rock ("Ziggy Stardust") to blue-eyed soul ("Young Americans") and electronic experiments with Brian Eno ("Heroes").

His stardom hit new heights in 1983 when he appeared on the cover of Time magazine with the worldwide success of “Let's Dance.”

A statement posted to his official Facebook page said Bowie "died peacefully today surrounded by his family" and asked for privacy for his family during their time of grief.

It looks Like I'll Be Able To Eat Next Week At Least

Seattle pulled out a squeaker of a win over the Vikings when the Vikings kicker missed an easy field goal with 26 seconds left in the game.

I had to take the kid to work at the beginning of the Third Quarter and it wasn't looking good for the Seahawks at that time.
He remembered when Seattle lost the Superbowl last year that my wife was so despondent that she basically didn't cook anything for a month.

I'd survive either way, she was gone to her folks yesterday and I had been hankering some real food for a while so I dug out my Cast Iron frying pans and went down to the little Mexican store where I got 5 pounds of potatoes, some fresh cut Pork Chops and some onions.
I came home and fried the shit out of the Pork chops, stuck them in the oven to keep them warm and then fried the shit out of some potatoes and onions.



Real food. I live on sandwiches and breakfast bowls all week so when the weekends roll around I want something substantial.

I pigged out man.

So if Seattle winds up choking, I know how to cook pretty damn good when I want to and ain't gonna starve, even if my poor wife throws herself into the pity pit.

She puts the Fan in Fanatic for sure.

I love her dearly.


Saturday, January 9, 2016

No Winner In Tonights Powerball Drawing, Jackpot Now Up To 1.3 BILLION Dollars

Wait until next week.
That's more money than the budget of some small countries.

No winning Powerball tickets sold; jackpot hits $1.3 billion
Los Angeles Times | January 9, 2016 | 10:50 PM

The winning numbers for the largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history were drawn Saturday evening, and officials confirmed there was no winner in the $949.8-million Powerball drawing.

While it would be real nice not to be close to broke all the time, the nightmare that is going to come along for the ride with that much money would make me want to disappear.

This Is What Is Wrong With This Country

Friday, January 8, 2016

This Is How Fucked In the Head These ISIS Musloids Are

One of these barbaric cocksuckers shot and killed his own mother because they told him to.

How about we have some of these sonsabitches move into Washington DC if these politician motherfuckers want them here so badly?



An Islamic State militant carried out a public "execution" of his mother because she asked him to leave the group, activists say.

Ali Saqr, 21, killed his mother, Lena al-Qasem, 45, outside the post office in Raqqa, Syria, eyewitnesses said.

Raqqa has served as IS' de facto capital since the group captured the city in August 2013.

IS does not tolerate any dissent and imposes brutal punishments, often carried out in public.

The UK-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) and the activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reported the incident.

Lena al-Qasem had reportedly told her son that the US-led military alliance fighting IS would "wipe out" the group, and tried to convince him to leave the city with her.

Her son is then said to have informed the group of her comment, and they ordered her killed.

Ali Saqr is reported to have shot her outside the post office where she worked, in front of hundreds of people.


There is only one way to deal with fanatical assholes like these, ask the Japanese how it worked out for them.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

However, PopCorn Futures Look Good



MARKET PLUNGES FOR 4TH DAY Wall Street drops nearly 400 points — or 2.32 percent — amid China fears


U.S. equity markets closed a volatile session in sharply negative territory Thursday as fears were reignited about slower growth in China, and global currencies.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 2.32% to 16513. The S&P 500 dropped 47 points, or 2.37% to 1943, while the Nasdaq Composite lost 145 points, or 3.03% to 4689.

All 10 S&P 500 sectors were in negative territory as technology and materials plunged more than 2%.

Today’s Markets

Fears over China’s growth and currency devaluation ricocheted through global markets on Thursday before regulators stepped in to try and calm frayed nerves. Their efforts, though, were short lived.

And everybody just keep whistling past the Graveyard.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Little History On Hillary

I got this in my Email and decided to post it here because this is just a sample of some of the skeletons in this womans closet and needs to be seen by more people.

Feel free to copy it and Email it right along.






Forgot about some of this stuff?



When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts.



Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting

a female attorney general. Her first two selections

were Zoe Baird and Kimba Wood – both were forced to

withdraw their names from consideration. Next she

chose Janet Reno – husband Bill described her selection as

“my worst mistake.” Some may not remember that

Reno made the decision to gas David Koresh and the Branch

Davidian religious sect in Waco, Texas resulting in dozens

of deaths of women and children.



Husband Bill allowed Hillary to make recommendations for the

head of the Civil Rights Commission. Lani Guanier was

her selection. When a little probing led to the

discovery of Ms. Guanier’s radical views, her name had to

be withdrawn from consideration.



Apparently a slow learner, husband Bill allowed Hillary to

make some more recommendations. She chose former law

partners Web Hubbel for the Justice Department, Vince Foster

for the White House staff, and William Kennedy for the

Treasury Department. Her selections went well: Hubbel

went to prison, Foster (presumably) committed suicide, and

Kennedy was forced to resign.



Many younger votes will have no knowledge of

“Travelgate.” Hillary wanted to award unfettered

travel contracts to Clinton friend Harry Thompson – and

the White House Travel Office refused to comply. She

managed to have them reported to the FBI and fired.

This ruined their reputations, cost them their jobs, and

caused a thirty-six month investigation. Only one employee,

Billy Dale was charged with a crime, and that of the

enormous crime of mixing personal and White House funds. A

jury acquitted him of any crime in less than two hours.



Still not convinced of her ineptness, Hillary was allowed to

recommend a close Clinton friend, Craig Livingstone, for the

position of Director of White House security. When

Livingstone was investigated for the improper access of

about 900 FBI files of Clinton enemies (Filegate) and the

widespread use of drugs by White House staff, suddenly

Hillary and the president denied even knowing Livingstone,

and of course, denied knowledge of drug use in the White

House. Following this debacle, the FBI closed its

White House Liaison Office after more than thirty years of

service to seven presidents.



Next, when women started coming forward with allegations of

sexual harassment and rape by Bill Clinton, Hillary was put

in charge of the “bimbo eruption” and scandal

defense. Some of her more notable decisions in the

debacle was:



She urged her husband not to settle the Paula Jones

lawsuit. After the Starr investigation they settled

with Ms. Jones.



She refused to release the Whitewater documents, which led

to the appointment of Ken Starr as Special Prosecutor. After

$80 million dollars of taxpayer money was spent, Starr's

investigation led to Monica Lewinsky, which led to Bill

lying about and later admitting his affairs.



Hillary’s devious game plan resulted in Bill losing his

license to practice law for 'lying under oath' to a

grand jury and then his subsequent impeachment by the House

of Representatives.



Hillary avoided indictment for perjury and obstruction of

justice during the Starr investigation by repeating, “I do

not recall,” “I have no recollection,” and “I

don’t know” a total of 56 times while under oath.



After leaving the White House, Hillary was forced to return

an estimated $200,000 in White House furniture, china, and

artwork that she had stolen.



What a swell party – ready for another four or eight year

of this type low-life mess?



Now we are exposed to the destruction of possibly

incriminating emails while Hillary was Secretary of State

and the “pay to play” schemes of the Clinton Foundation

– we have no idea what shoe will fall next. But to

her loyal fans - “what difference does it make?”



Electing Hillary Clinton president would be like granting

Satan absolution and giving him the keys to heaven!



And just think, since leaving the White House, the Clinton's, through 2014,

have made $221 million and BOTH are still drawing taxpayer funded U. S.

Government pensions.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Obama To Flog Dead Horse On National Television


I can only speak for myself but I have had all the political gamesmanship horse shit I am going to take over this Gun Control issue.

I have a God given right to defend myself by any means necessary with whatever tools are most effective and there isn't a political hack or  Liberal fucking weenie on this planet who is going to tell me different.

Take your feeble attempts at restricting my right and stick them in your ass.

There are already so many gun laws on the books that you can't count them all and they do absolutely nothing to stop crime.
This fact is proven on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, gun control laws actually make crime worse because by definition, criminals do not pay any attention to the laws and law abiding citizens are then ham strung and can't defend themselves. See my opening statement for my thoughts on that matter.
So talk all you want Obama and issue as many Presidential Orders as you want too, I am done listening to your silly ass.

Seeking momentum on gun control, Obama to take case to public

 

President Barack Obama will take his case for new gun control measures directly to the American people this week while proposing new executive actions in a final big effort to reduce gun violence during his last year in office.

Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss his administration's options for tightening gun rules without going through the Republican-controlled Congress, which does not support the wide-ranging legislative changes that the Democratic president prefers.

Although the White House has not spelled out his plans specifically, they are expected to include measures that would require more gun sellers to become licensed dealers and conduct background checks on buyers.

Guns are a potent issue in U.S. politics. The right to bear arms is protected by the U.S. Constitution, and the National Rifle Association, the top U.S. gun rights group, is feared and respected in Washington for its ability to mobilize gun owners. Congress has not approved major gun-control legislation since the 1990s.

Republicans have roundly criticized the president's plans, calling them an overreach of his executive authority.

"This president wants to act as if he's a king, as if he's a dictator," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, said on “Fox News Sunday.” "This is going to be another illegal executive action, which I'm sure will be rejected by the courts."

Obama will take part in a one-hour town hall-style question-and-answer session on gun control broadcast on CNN at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, the White House said.

The event, moderated by anchor Anderson Cooper, will give Obama a chance to respond to criticism and raise public support for the measures before his State of the Union address on Jan. 12.

Two things here, fuck Anderson Cooper for one and Fuck Obama for thinking he can just dictate laws he pulls out of his ass for the other.

Anderson Cooper is a paid government propaganda shill who's thinly veiled cover is billed as being employed by a "News Service".

There is no news in this country that is not vetted by the government first, if you didn't already know that then you can thank me for pointing out the obvious to you.

Second here, Presidential Orders or Directives are not "Laws" all by themselves per se, they can only affect laws already passed by Congress. They are modifiers and then only if they are later found to have merit under the Constitution, which takes time.

So Obama can sign paper after paper making his little declarations and we probably won't find out whether or not they have any legal weight to them until long after the Muslim loving bastard is gone from office.

I ain't holding my breath because as I said before, I could care less what he has to say about the matter at this point.
STFU and GTFO as far as I am concerned.

What he is going to accomplish here is a booming Black Market in the gun trade area as a result of this and we can pin that little fact right up next to his award for being the most prolific gun salesman in history.


Not Something You See Every Day Around Here

I woke up and looked outside and see that it snowed around here last night, couple of inches maybe.

As I am sitting here pondering my navel and drinking coffee I start hearing somebody revving the shit out of an engine somewhere nearby but I'm not paying a lot of attention to it.

Next thing I know I hear this engine go screaming past the house out front.

So I get off my dead ass to go see what the fuck is going on just in time to see this guy on a snowmobile go flying back down the street the other way.

I  ran back to grab my phone to try and get a picture because he had come back again and stopped right in front of my house but by the time I got back to the window all that was left was a puff of Two Stroke smoke and he was long gone.

That's a new one.

Armed militia occupy forest reserve HQ in Harney County Oregon, call ‘US patriots’ to arms

Well if they wanted to get peoples attention they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, this is from a Russian news source!
You can bet your sweet ass the EFF BEE EYE is all over this and the BLM is sure as Hell  still smarting over the Bundy Standoff so you can expect them to want payback for that little Nationally televised embarrassment.
Especially since there be Bundy's involved with this one too.


Armed militia, incl. Bundy bros, occupy forest reserve HQ in Oregon, call ‘US patriots’ to arms 

 

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s three sons and “about 150” militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge HQ to protest the pending imprisonment of two Oregon ranchers accused of arson, arguing the federal government has no authority in local cases.
“We’re going to be freeing these lands up, and getting ranchers back to ranching, getting the loggers back to logging, getting the miners back to mining where they could do it under the protection of the people and not be afraid of this tyranny that’s been set upon them,” Ammon Bundy, who appears to be the leader of the group, said in a Facebook video posted by Sarah Dee Spurlock on Saturday.
Bundy appears to be standing at the scene of the takeover, surrounded by several men in military-style uniforms with rifles and hand-held radios.

The rancher points out that Harney County used to be the richest in state, and is now the poorest. His radical proposal to solve the situation is to have armed “patriots” come and live in a de-facto self-rule zone independent of the federal authorities.

I talked to Ryan Bundy on the phone again. He said they're willing to kill and be killed if necessary.

 


In case this is news to you, this has been coming to a head all week long.

Hammonds case

The Pendleton, Oregon jury found the Hammonds guilty of the arsons in June 2012. Both were charged with igniting a series of fires on lands managed by the BLM.

Hammond Ranches has about 12,000 acres in the Diamond-Frenchglen area. Their livelihood is running cattle during the winter. Two years ago, the ranch used 26,420 acres of land belonging to the BLM for summer grazing.

Supporters of the Hammonds believe they were treated unconstitutionally because the two were convicted of arson under a provision of an expansive federal law punishing terrorism. They both served their prison terms for 2001 and 2006 fires, but were then told by appellate judges they had to go back to prison to serve more.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Eastern Oregon Ranchers Convicted of Arson Resentenced to Five Years in Prison

EUGENE, Ore. – Dwight Lincoln Hammond, Jr., 73, and his son, Steven Dwight Hammond, 46, both residents of Diamond, Oregon in Harney County, were sentenced to five years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken for arsons they committed on federal lands.

A jury sitting in Pendleton, Oregon found the Hammonds guilty of the arsons after a two-week trial in June 2012. The trial involved allegations that the Hammonds, owners of Hammond Ranches, Inc., ignited a series of fires on lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), on which the Hammonds had grazing rights leased to them for their cattle operation.

The jury convicted both of the Hammonds of using fire to destroy federal property for a 2001 arson known as the Hardie-Hammond Fire, located in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. Witnesses at trial, including a relative of the Hammonds, testified the arson occurred shortly after Steven Hammond and his hunting party illegally slaughtered several deer on BLM property. Jurors were told that Steven Hammond handed out “Strike Anywhere” matches with instructions that they be lit and dropped on the ground because they were going to “light up the whole country on fire.” One witness testified that he barely escaped the eight to ten foot high flames caused by the arson. The fire consumed 139 acres of public land and destroyed all evidence of the game violations. After committing the arson, Steven Hammond called the BLM office in Burns, Oregon and claimed the fire was started on Hammond property to burn off invasive species and had inadvertently burned onto public lands. Dwight and Steven Hammond told one of their relatives to keep his mouth shut and that nobody needed to know about the fire.

The jury also convicted Steven Hammond of using fire to destroy federal property regarding a 2006 arson known as the Krumbo Butte Fire located in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Steen Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. An August lightning storm started numerous fires and a burn ban was in effect while BLM firefighters fought those fires. Despite the ban, without permission or notification to BLM, Steven Hammond started several “back fires” in an attempt save the ranch’s winter feed. The fires burned onto public land and were seen by BLM firefighters camped nearby. The firefighters took steps to ensure their safety and reported the arsons.

By law, arson on federal land carries a five-year mandatory minimum sentence. When the Hammonds were originally sentenced, they argued that the five-year mandatory minimum terms were unconstitutional and the trial court agreed and imposed sentences well below what the law required based upon the jury’s verdicts. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, however, upheld the federal law, reasoning that “given the seriousness of arson, a five-year sentence is not grossly disproportionate to the offense.” The court vacated the original, unlawful sentences and ordered that the Hammonds be resentenced “in compliance with the law.” In March 2015, the Supreme Court rejected the Hammonds’ petitions for certiorari. Today, Chief Judge Aiken imposed five year prison terms on each of the Hammonds, with credit for time they already served.

Both of the Hammonds have said repeatedly that they do not want these Patriots there and this has been pushed by just a couple of people to the point where it is now.

I do not see good things happening in the near future at this point.
For one thing it is extremely cold in that part of Eastern Oregon right now, it was below zero just a day ago.
That will most certainly play a part in any government response to this.

I'm also pretty sure that the folks at the BLM will most certainly be planning ahead this time.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Innocent Until Proven Guilty, Right?

In a just world, this lady would be so busy talking to a defense lawyer that the ability to even entertain the thought of running for public office would be a pipe dream.
I have five dollars that says she never faces one single charge for any of the documented offenses she has committed.


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