Sunday, June 29, 2014

Heh Heh Heh...... Two Down, Three To Go.

Two of those fucking kittens just went Bye Bye.

That leaves the other two curtain climbers and The Murderess.

That sonofabitch is still pissed off at me for the welding glove treatment but is not quite as skittish as she was.
I can actually get within five feet now before the hissing starts.

One more week.

Then I am opening the garage door and making lots of very loud noises to herald her abdication of my fucking garage.

I finally got the engine out of that damn Sprite in spite of her last week and me and the kid went out there today so I could show him how everything works and pull the pistons and connecting rods. We got them out but after that I had to stop because I need to fire up the air compressor but can't because it would freak the cat clear the fuck out.

Nothing looks horrible fucked up so I am kind of at a loss as to why the motherfucker has shit for compression on number 3 cylinder.

What I did notice as soon as I pulled the head off and looked in the cylinders was a distinct lack of cross hatching on the cylinder walls.

This is one instance where shiny ain't good.

Looks like I am going to have to hone them out and then re ring the pistons.

For illustrative purposes, here are a couple of pictures to explain what I am talking about, these are just some I snagged off the internet .

This, is bad.

This, is what it should look more like.

You want that cross hatching so the rings can wear the little ridges down into a sealing surface.

I will have to wait to be in a more financially liquid state before I can start ordering replacement parts, the list just keeps growing but I am used to that.

It's why the little cocksucker has been sitting for so many years.

There was a time that you could buy one of these little cars and drive it off for a hundred bucks.

Now that it is fifty years old, replacement parts are very much a niche market and expensive as Hell.

They are still available but you are going to pay dearly for them.

What the fuck, it's been twenty five years already, a few more months I can handle.

Fundamentally Transforming The United States Of America

The dude wasn't kidding when he said this;

I can honestly say he has succeeded and with the open border to the South and the flood of illegal immigrants coming here without even a speed bump to slow them down, I believe that fundamental transformation is going to be looking eerily similar to this.

This was pointed out by an astute anonymous commenter over at Kerodin's place;
Look at old maps of Mexico - he is giving them their historic homeland back, and packing it with "defenders".

"Someone finally noticed".

There is part of your "Fundamental Change" folks.

It is happening right now, you just aren't being told.

They keep a pretty busy schedule of bright and shiny things to keep you distracted going 24/7 instead.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I Still Want One

Ever since I was a kid I have always thought Half Tracks were fucking cool.

When I was about sixteen I saw one that was was about a quarter of this size, it was older than dirt and pretty much scrap but it was all there.
Damn did I want that thing. It sat in a dirt parking lot for damn near a year and then one day it was gone.
It was smaller than a car and only had room up front for a driver but it was a bad assed looking little fucker.You had to lift the top and climb in and then close the top back up. It looked just like the one in the picture almost but frikkin' tiny.

If I could find one locally I would snatch that thing up so fast your head would spin.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Not Something You See Every Day

Whodathunkit but they actually have these nose stools on board carriers just in case the nose gear doesn't come down!

Watch the video version here.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

So, Explain To Me How "Free Speech Zones" Don't Apply Here.

It's the same damn thing, the only difference is that they keep the politicians from feeling the wrath of the people up close and personal.

Supreme Court rejects abortion clinic buffer zone in nuanced ruling

The Supreme Court gave both sides in the abortion wars a partial victory Thursday in setting rules for protests at health clinics, deciding that laws may forbid people from obstructing the entrance as long as demonstrators are free to speak on the sidewalk.

The justices unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that set a 35-foot buffer zone on the sidewalks near abortion facilities. The court said this no-standing, no-talking zone violated the 1st Amendment.

But Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., joined by the court’s four liberal justices, said states and cities retain ample power to protect medical clinics and their patients. He cited with approval laws that forbid “obstructing access” to a medical clinic or harassing people within 15 feet of an abortion clinic.

Roberts said states and cities have “undeniably significant interests in maintaining public safety ... as well as in preserving access to adjacent healthcare facilities.” He said Massachusetts had gone too far by taking “the extreme step of closing a substantial portion of a traditional public forum to all speakers. It has done so without seriously addressing the problem through alternatives” that would have allowed continued protests on the sidewalks, he said.

Four more conservative justices, led by Antonin Scalia, said they would have gone further and declared all buffer zones unconstitutional if they prohibit “abortion-opposing speech on public streets and sidewalks.”

Like I said, someone explain to me how Free Speech Zones still exist then.

Supreme Court strikes down Obama recess appointments

The Supreme court has been handing out some serious smack downs this past week but this one is aimed straight at Obama.

It seems there may be some checks and balances in our dysfunctional government after all.

Los Angeles Times | June 26, 2014 | 7:11 AM

The Supreme Court today said President Obama exceeded his power under the Constitution by filling federal positions when the Senate was on a brief break.

However, analysts said, the ruling was narrow, preserving the president’s right to make recess appointments.

Looks like that phone bill finally came in and the pen ran out of ink on this one Barack Hussein.

III2III Help Needed

One of the very first Liberty minded individuals I ever encountered on the internet years ago who has been uncharacteristically quiet for some time now could use some help.

Many of you may be familiar with Mayberry over at Keep It Simple Survival, we go back several years now.

This poor guy has really been getting slammed for some time now, he shattered his heel bone about six months ago and hasn't been able to work since.

Even with that and being unable to do even simple things like driving, he has been getting by on a reduced income he has coming in and hasn't complained or asked for help.

Even when I offered to help him out, he declined and said they were getting by.

I try to keep in touch with the guy, when he gets quiet then I know something is going on.
I finally emailed him last week to see what was up and he kind of told me but not really, he was very circumspect and I didn't want to press him.

Well now I know and he could use some help because he and his wife are trying to help not just one friend in need, but two.

I will just let him speak for himself and here is a link to his site so you can go there directly and find his Donate button if you are able to help out a little.

The link is also highlighted in the text.

Still Breathing
I apologize for the crickets chirping around here the last few months, but I have been very busy in those months. My wife and I have taken in two of our friends who are victims of abusive husbands, and they have taken up most of our time. Not complaining, we are glad to be able to help them in their time of need.

My wife and I have received a lot of help from the blogging community and we are truly grateful for it. We have been paying it forward in helping these two women through their rough times and have been glad to do so. But funds are dwindling having these two extras to care for and provide necessities for. They both have a little income which they've contributed, along with their help around the house and such, but there is still a strain on our limited budget due to increased utility bills, fuel bills (one does not have a vehicle and my wife and I have had to drive her around to pay bills, go to doctor appointments, etc.). Not begging here but a little help would be greatly appreciated. A little help to get these two great gals back up on their feet and to help my wife and I with the bills in the mean time would be appreciated by everyone. Thank you in advance. Just hit the "will blog for food" button over on the side bar.

I'll keep everyone informed about the welfare and progress of these two gals. They are safe now, no more beatings, bruises, concussions or broken bones (yes they had those). They are getting good meals, having fun times playing cards and such, and enjoying safety in our home. Help my wife and I out to keep providing that for them. Both were stay at home moms so they don't have much income, and both have divorce pending but not yet resolved. Any help will be appreciated, and all will go toward expenses for these two battered women. Thank you.

This is how things are supposed to work, friends helping friends and Patriots helping Patriots.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Busy Today For A Good Reason

No time for it until after work tonight, today is my Grandmothers 100th Birthday and that is going to take up my morning when I get up.

I am going to see here whether she is awake or not and even if she is , she doesn't know who I am anymore.

It doesn't matter, I'll know I was there even if she doesn't and I think she still recognizes my voice.

Back later.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Federal Judge Rules NO FLY List UnConstitutional

It's about fucking time.

(Reuters) – The U.S. government’s no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial flights violates their constitutional rights because it gives them no meaningful way to contest that decision, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Anna Brown, ruling in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Oregon by 13 Muslim Americans who were branded with the no-fly status, ordered the government to come up with new procedures that allow people on the no-fly list to challenge that designation.

“The court concludes international travel is not a mere convenience or luxury in this modern world. Indeed, for many international travel is a necessary aspect of liberties sacred to members of a free society,” Brown wrote in her 65-page ruling.

“Accordingly, on this record the court concludes plaintiffs inclusion on the no-fly list constitutes a significant deprivation of their liberty interests in international travel,” Brown said.

The 13 plaintiffs – four of them veterans of the U.S. military – deny they have links to terrorism and say they only learned of their no-fly status when they arrived at an airport and were blocked from boarding a flight.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which brought suit against the policy in 2010, argues that secrecy surrounding the list and lack of any reasonable opportunity for plaintiffs to fight their placement on it violates their clients’ constitutional rights to due process.

The government contends there is an adequate means of contesting the flight ban and that individuals listed under the policy may ultimately petition a U.S. appeals court directly for relief.

AFTER you find out you're on the list,IF they don't arrest you first.

You watch though, those miserable cocksuckers on the Supreme Court will find some way to weasel around this.

Three Of A Kind Beats Two Pair

Sunday, June 22, 2014

I Kinda Feel Bad Now

Poor little Momma Kitty.

That feral cat who has the kittens out in the garage has finally been cornered and trapped, then deposited in the back bedroom for disposition in the morning. She has an appointment to get fixed in the morning and this ought to be interesting because she has been In Heat again already for a fucking week.

The little bitch is quite the fighter, I'll give her that.

She won't let anyone get near her and I have been sweet talking her for two weeks trying to build up some trust.

I finally broke out the secret weapon earlier today in my SYOP conditioning..

Canned Tuna.

I gave her a good whiff and then put a little on the floor to coax her out from underneath my fucking car.

Then another dab a few inches further out,repeat as necessary until she was just about a foot away and scarfing it down. She still totally had her guard up but I have been non threatening and sweet talking her like I said. I gave her a few more mouthful's and then left her alone for a few hours.

The plan was to get her in the house where there aren't two hundred places to hide.

After I Barbequed some burgers and things settled down, the damn kid got the tuna out with his Mom in the garage and couldn't get the cat to come all the way through the door. He couldn't figure it out.

Pissed me off, give me the fucking tuna and all of you get the fuck outside!

After they left I started in again, a little here, some sweet talking and I just left a trail into the kitchen. The cat had one eye on me at all times but finally slithered past me to get the next bite and I reached behind her and slammed the fucking door shut.

Straight under the futon she went.

Then I told everyone to leave her the fuck alone because she is already freaked out.

I left her there for a while and finally got down where I could see her and she is panting hard and scared so I sweet talked her for about a minute and she finally laid down all the way in the back and relaxed a bit.

I was going to leave her there but OH Fuck No, the wife insists we get her and put her in the bathroom.


Daddy has been to Grandma's house before and got the living shit tore out of him by a wild assed cat and has absolutely no desire to repeat the experience so out in the garage and back in with a brand new pair of welding gloves we go.

The poor little fucker senses really bad things are about to happen and starts in with the plaintive wailing. I have my nephew and wife pick up the futon and the games begin.
Off the cat goes, we ended up chasing her back and forth under the fucker until she sees an opportunity and bolts for the French doors. She is scratching like mad and trying to climb the fucking drapes to get away.

The drapes fall down and I make a lunge but she is already back under the futon. We repeat this move a couple times and she finally hauls ass down the hallway.

Dead End Kitty.

I have the wife and the nephew flank me and start down the hall. The cat sees me coming and freaks the fuck out some more and starts literally trying to climb the fucking walls to get away.
I have her pretty much trapped and make a grab.
The fucking gloves won't let me get a good grip and I have her half pinned when she turns around in her own skin and starts biting and writhes half way out of my grip.
I let go and it's round two, trying to get a grip on her while she is trying to climb the wall again.

I finally chased her down into a corner on my fucking hands and knees and grab her again. This time she ain't fucking around and when she bites me, it goes CLEAR THROUGH the fucking welding gloves and right into my thumb!
Then she gets me again on my index finger and scratches the shit out of my arm!

When I finally get a good hold on her, she just shuts down.

Nothing, like a limp rag .Weird as Hell.

I pick her up and get her to the bathroom and all Hell breaks loose again and she gets out of my grip but is behind the toilet now so I snag her again so the wife can clean up the water dish that got knocked over.

I sit on the edge of the bed and again she just goes limp.
I talked to her for a bit then set her down in the bathroom and shut the fucking door.

I can't fucking wait until tomorrow morning when I get to try and catch her and get her in a fucking box.

I almost feel sorry for the fucking vet but I'm sure they have ways to deal with freaked out cats.
The first thing I did was go wash the shit out of my battle wounds and get out the triple antibiotic.

I didn't even know I had been scratched until I saw the blood running down my arm after all that excitement.

Thank God I had those gloves on or I would be the one heading in to see the Doc.
She would have torn me a new asshole.

So the poor fucking thing is now freaked out at about level ten back in the bathroom and I feel bad that it was so damn traumatic for her but there was no other way that didn't involve Blow Darts or catch poles that I could think of.

I truly believe that she would be a sweet cat if you could get her calmed down and get her used to being petted again.
You can tell she was someones cat at one time but went wild for whatever reason and has already raised one litter of kittens outside so she is a fucking survivor and not to be trifled with.

It certainly wasn't high on my list of things I really wanted to do to be fucking with her in the first place and I would like to kick my wife in the butt for putting us all in this position but it is what it is and at least she won't be having any more fucking kittens.

Speaking of kittens, anybody want one?

Looking for Band Aids In 3....2....1

How to Throw a Knife: Different Styles | COMBAT KNIFE THROWING

This is a pretty informative video that discusses what they call the 3 different schools of thought on knife throwing and then goes into a new, fourth school that they came up with. It has great slow motion shots and explanations of technique.

This isn't circus act stuff and even goes into throwing other sharp pointy things that may be handy in a pinch plus long blade throwing.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Never Forget, Your Betters Have Told You That Corporations Are People Too

You are going to want to keep reminding yourself that as you read the following.

Exclusive: BofA asks Holder to meet with its CEO - sources


Representatives of Bank of America Corp have asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to meet with Moynihan, its chief executive officer, in an attempt to resolve differences over a possible multibillion-dollar settlement involving shoddy mortgage securities sold by the second-largest U.S. bank and its units, according to people familiar with the negotiations.

Negotiators for Bank of America and the Justice Department have not met in more than a week and have no plans to do so after a flurry of meetings did not bring them close to a settlement amount, sources said.

Bank of America spokesman Lawrence Grayson and Justice Department spokeswoman Dena Iverson declined to comment.

Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co, took a much-ballyhooed trip to Washington in September to meet with Holder in an effort to close a deal that would allow the largest U.S. bank by assets to put its mortgage securities problems behind it.

In November, the two sides reached a $13 billion accord that Holder has said he planned to use as a template for other banks.

Wait for it......

Sources said the Justice Department's silence about a meeting between Moynihan and Holder suggested Bank of America's request was premature.

Bank of America has discussed paying about $12 billion, including more than $5 billion to help struggling homeowners, to resolve a range of federal and state probes, primarily into whether the company and its units defrauded mortgage bond investors in the run-up to the financial crisis, people familiar with the matter said.

The Justice Department suggested a $17 billion settlement in the latest round of negotiations and did not view Bank of America's offer as a serious one, one source said last week.

One sticking point is what the mix of fines and relief will be, sources said. Bank of America wants more consumer relief, they said.

You're almost there......

In recent months, banks and their lawyers have become increasingly alarmed at the upward trajectory of financial penalties from U.S. authorities in a range of cases.

Executives and their allies have gotten involved in negotiations to try to reduce the penalties.

There is the money shot.

You know, I personally believe that these people should be increasingly alarmed at the prospect of mass jailings.

But no.

They buy their way out of some of the most egregious examples of theft you can imagine, by using a percentage of the illicit profits generated by their illegal theft to buy their way out of trouble, pocket the rest and continue on stealing like nothing happened.

It's just part of doing business to these rotten cocksuckers and the Justice Department is an active partner in this charade.

The whole fucking scheme is criminal from start to finish and the ones who are really paying for all this horseshit are me and you!

I know I got caught up and upside down in a fucking mortgage back in the late nineties when all this started and only by the skin of my teeth did I manage to sell the fucking thing scant days before the foreclosure started.
I barely broke even and actually made just enough to pay for the fucking gas to move out.

The real big bubble didn't pop until later but it started growing in the nineties.

That's how long these sonsabitches have been fleecing us and getting away with it.

You try to tell me that the motherfucking government is pursuing justice in this matter and I will laugh in your face for being so damn naive.

They are in on it and raking in the bucks while letting the theiving assholes sit in their cozy little offices and get huge fucking bonuses for screwing the entire planet over.

This is quite literally the biggest case of theft the world has ever seen in the history of man.

Remember though, corporations are people too and they take some of that money and outright purchase lawmakers.

Now take a look at the big picture.

The Fed prints money out of thin air to try and keep the economy staggering and lurching along.

Just enough of that money trickles down to you and me to make us think we can buy a house.
The Banksters step in and start fucking us over, bundle up a shit load of these bad mortages and then sell them world wide to investors.

Along this circle, some people get incredibly wealthy.

The banksters finally get nailed because they can't hide the theft anymore, pay a big fine and promise to be good.

The motherfucking government then pockets a shit load of the money they have been printing out of thin air and the process begins all over again.

It's fucking brilliant, I gotta give 'em that but when the scam collapses, they are going to take all the rest of us down and those few who got fabulously rich will take care of the big boys in the government who let them get away with all this shit and the rest of us will all be sucking hind tit.

Figured it out yet Sparky?

Heads they win, tails you lose and thanks for playing.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Where Do I Sign?

Re Arranging The Deck Chairs On The Titanic

This dude better have a better exit plan than ol' Saddam had and he better be ready to use it pretty quick.

Sources: Chorus grows that Al-Maliki has to go for Iraq's sake

By Laura Smith-Spark and Elise Labbott, CNN
Washington (CNN) -- There's a growing chorus -- both in Washington and in the Arab world -- that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has to go if there's any hope of unifying Iraq as Islamic militants advance south toward Baghdad.
While some on Capitol Hill aren't shy about saying his days as the Iraqi leader should come to an end, at the White House it's more of a whisper.
Senior U.S. officials tell CNN that the Obama administration is of the belief that Maliki is not the leader Iraq needs to unify the country and end sectarian tensions.
The officials, along with Arab diplomats, say the White House is now focused on a political transition that would move the Iraqis toward a more inclusive government -- one without Maliki, but which includes Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish factions.
Whatever the action, something needs to happen fast.

Things can happen fast over in that part of the world.

If they are floating this through the American Lame Stream Propaganda Machine then you know damn good and well that Maliki had his bags packed yesterday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Me And Xeno, The Later Years

I see we have a good natured ribbing contest going on I wasn't aware of at first.

I'll try and keep up on my end.


I gotta admit that dude staring at the vacuum cleaner bears a striking resemblance to me when I don't have my hat on. All he is missing is some fugly glasses.

Politicising The Patent Office In The Name Of Political Correctness

If the motherfuckers can't get their way by the usual methods it seems that someone has pulled a few strings.

I don't know if there is even a precedent for this move.

U.S. Patent Office moves to cancel Washington Redskins' trademark registration
Los Angeles Times | June 18, 2014 | 8:12 AM

The Washington Redskins nickname is “disparaging of Native Americans” and the team's federal trademarks for the name must be canceled, the U.S. Patent Office ruled today.

However, the team won’t immediately lose trademark protection and is allowed to retain it during an appeal.

If upheld, the decision by the office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Board would mean that the team can continue to use the Redskins name, but would lose much of its ability to protect its financial interests.

The ruling comes after efforts by Native American groups to force a name change have recently gained momentum. Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has refused to change the name.

They are going after the money now.

There are some low life cocksuckers that walk among us that apparently need a fucking hobby to occupy their time.

Before anyone gets their panties in a twist and points out that the suit was brought by five Indians I want you to know that I have Indian blood. My Maternal Grandfather actually had to live on a reservation as a child and his mother was a full blooded Cherokee Indian.
I have seen his BIA identification number and I have seen her picture.

My Father's side of the family is 100% Irish.

You do not see me sniveling and whining to the folks at Notre Dame about their "Fighting Irish" moniker or any other fucking thing that disparages the Irish.

Grow the fuck up you thin skinned sonsabitches.

I Finally Found An Apprentice I Don't Mind Training.

Here is a true story for ya.
Back in the early 90's after I had graduated from the two year Ford sponsored college program and had been working at the dealership for a couple of years, another class graduated and they brought me someone to train in working on cars for a living.

A 90 pound, four foot five young lady.

I said, you gotta be kidding me.

Nope, she's all yours. To say I was less than thrilled would be an understatement.

Her name was Jolene.

I did a lot of interior and electrical work back then.
Water leaks, squeaks and rattles and a shit ton of heater cores and air conditioning work too.

By the time I got done with her, I could turn her loose on a brand new Lincoln Town Car and tell her to pull the dash while I tore into something else.

She could do every bit of it except yanking it off the mounts and setting it on the front seats. That takes two people.

She was an honest to goodness automotive technician.

She wound up marrying the Service department General Manager's Nephew and having a kid but she knew how to turn wrenches and cuss like a Teamster by the time I was through with her.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Suspected ringleader in Benghazi attack is in U.S. custody

I bet Hillary just shit down her leg.

I guess it matters after all, eh?

Depending on what this cretin divulges, this could be bad news for Obama and his little flock of underlings too. All his blather about justice getting done when people harm Americans is enough to trigger my gag reflex.

In a secret raid Sunday, U.S. special operations troops captured the suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack against two American government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, putting a key figure in the deadly assault in U.S. hands for the first time, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Ahmed Abu Khatallah was captured near Benghazi by U.S. troops working with the FBI, and was taken to an undisclosed location outside Libya, the Pentagon said in a statement that described him as “a key figure in the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”

There were no casualties in the raid and all U.S. personnel have left Libya, the statement said.
Suspected Benghazi ringleader captured by U.S.
A suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 attack on two American government facilities in Benghazi, Libya, is in U.S. custody.

President Obama, in statement, said the capture "demonstrated that we will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans."

Obama said the U.S. also remained committed to supporting the Libyan people "as they work to overcome years of tyranny and do the difficult work of building a democracy."

Khatallah’s capture is a major success for the Obama administration, which has faced a steady drumbeat of criticism from Republicans since the Benghazi attacks for failing to capture the perpetrators and for poor security at a U.S. diplomatic compound and a CIA base nearby.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gun Control Works!

Those who have the guns control those who don't.

Unfortunately for seventeen hundred Iraqi's, they had never heard of George Santayana.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

This is why I take anti gunners deadly serious, this is what they want and will do everything in their power to make happen in this country.

H/T to The Outrider for the heads up.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Gentlemen

I guess one day out of the year is still better than a sharp stick in the eye, eh?

If you are a Daddy then my hat is off to you.

More often than not it is a thankless task with lots of indigestion mixed in with fleeting moments of heart bursting pride and a dollop of fear.

Treated like a complete idiot most of the time until shit gets real and then who do they come to?

That's right.

We know how it works.

We play the game until there is a serious need for things to be made right.

Work our homesick asses off trying to provide for our families and wind up missing our kid's childhoods because of it.

A man has to do what a man has to do though.

It doesn't matter how old they get, they are still our little baby and even when they grow up and move out, the first time you talk to them, this is what you see,

And you know in your heart that you would kill the first motherfucker to do them harm with your bare hands.

That's the part no one else gets to see.

Because while everyone has themselves convinced that daddy is a clueless dolt, Daddy knows what the fuck is going on.

Daddy is doing his job.

Day in and day out.

He just doesn't let you know how much he worries or how bad his back is hurting every morning. How many times he has had to wrestle with himself to keep going.

Daddy does what he has to do.

Enjoy your one day fella's, then get back on it.

The little varmints don't raise themselves and no matter what anyone tells you and whether you notice it or not, your children are watching you, right back.

Remember that.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Once A Century Honey Moon Tonight

This is kind of trivial but sometimes I like trivia.

Today id Friday the 13th, June, 20014. There is going to be a full moon tonight.

The last time there was a full moon on a Friday the 13th in June was almost a hundred years ago. The full moon in June is called a Honey Moon.

Read on to find out more.

A full moon is to appear on Friday 13th in June for the first time in almost 100 years, and the rare celestial event will be broadcast live online.

The full 'Honey Moon' – the June full moon – has not fallen on a Friday 13th since 1919 and the next one will not take place until 2098.

During the Honey Moon, the moon appears to have a honey or champagne color because it is low on the horizon, so light has to travel further to reach Earth.

The June full moon is dubbed the Honey Moon because bee hives are full of honey at this time of year. Traditionally the honey would have been made into mead, which was drunk after weddings held on Summer Solstice on 21 June, reports.

It also marks the moon being at its lowest point in the sky for a full moon of the year, appearing just 12 degrees above the horizon.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Political Blogging

I have very consciously kept it to a minimum here.

Trust me when I say that I am no stranger to it, the reason I started Blogging clear back in '06 was because the Bush administration pissed me off to the point that I needed a way to vent and lo and behold, another mouthy asshole blogger was born.

As a matter of fact, if you type Ornery Bastard into the Google search engine to this day, both of my blogs with that name are the number one and number two returns.
I been to Grandma's house before.

I have been linked to by some big name blogs and even the Wall Street Journal.

The reason I don't get into politics much anymore is simple.

It was causing me to be in a state of absolute fury all the damn time because I was a political junkie.

To this day, I firmly believe that George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and about half of their entire administration belong in jail.

There were over 450 documented scandals during that period and some rose to the level of treason.

Then came Barry Obama.

Holy. Fucking. Shit.

I watched this clown pick up where BushCo left off and absolutely run with it.

I couldn't fucking believe my eyes.

Not only that, now that he has unmasked his true agenda, his administration is even worse!

I will tell you straight out that I was a registered Democrat for about thirty years.
There was always a healthy Libertarian streak just under the surface though.

It didn't take too long and my eyes got opened real wide watching Obama, Reid, Pelosi and the rest of that cast of fuck heads though. Pretty quick I was all done with that bunch too.

I never could stand that bitch Feinstein anyway.

When I finally quit drinking and set the bottle down for good hopefully, it seems my muse packed up and hit the fucking road in disgust shortly afterwards.

I just can't seem to articulate my anger and frustration as easily as I could after a few belts and my desire to do so has also tapered off.

Now I am just pissed clear the fuck off at the whole damn system. Party affiliation is a moot point, they are all one and the same anymore.

Being furious all the time takes a toll though, you get burned out after ten years of it and you can't pay close enough attention to what is really going on because that is usually way more subtle.

There is a lot of misdirection and obfuscation involved that you need to be able to discern and that isn't possible when everything you look at has a red tinge to it because your blood pressure is off the charts.

So I laid off the politics just like the booze.

I still pay attention and see things that they are trying to pull but the average American is so fucking dense and has such a short attention span anymore that if you try and inform them of what is happening before their very eyes , you have to use finger paints basically and fuck that.
It ain't worth my time anymore.

So once in a while, you may see me raging about something political but for the most part I just find other ways to take my frustrations out.

It's exactly what has been said before anyway.

We are not voting our way out of this mess.

That window got slammed shut years and years ago.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Everybody likes 'em!

Some to the point of distraction....

You Are Not Voting Your Way Out Of This

But getting rid of that fucking snake Eric Cantor has to help.

Cantor is bad news.
He was being groomed to take over after Boehner gets thrown out on his ass and if you think Boehner is bad, Cantor makes him look like the bumbling drunk he is.The guy is a hatchet man through and through.

Cantor is a crafty sonofabitch and is deeply entrenched in the money and power elite or was.
Getting beat by a Tea Party candidate who came out of nowhere despite heavy support and spending just cracks my ass up.

Cantor may be out of office but you can take my word that you will be hearing his name again later.

He will get a spot on the Think Tank gravy train until they figure out their next move.
I guarantee it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

U.S. border agency's head of internal affairs removed from post

This is way the hell overdue.
I believe there are many, many instances of criminal behavior that have been swept under the rug by this guy.
Time to take out the garbage.

U.S. border agency's head of internal affairs removed from post

The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of abuse and use of force by armed border agents, officials said.
James F. Tomscheck, who has held the post since 2006, is a 30-year veteran of federal law-enforcement agencies. He was given a temporary assignment in another job in Customs and Border Protection, which is the parent agency of the Border Patrol.

FBI Director James B. Comey will assign an FBI agent to replace Tomscheck with orders to be more aggressive at investigating abuse cases, officials said. It is highly unusual for a federal agency to bring an outsider in to run internal affairs.
Senior officials at the Department of Homeland Security concluded that Tomscheck had not assigned enough investigators to review hundreds of complaints of abuse and excessive force by Border Patrol agents, said a senior official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations.
“There will be a complete examination of internal affairs,” the official said.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nothing Even Compares

We went to that Brit Floyd concert last night.
I somehow managed to miss the naked bike riders and the Rose Festival mess, I had forgotten that was going on too.

I will say this again, if you EVER get a chance to see this show, do it.

The light show alone is worth the price of admission, seriously.

We had box seats up on the balcony so we could see everything going on pretty damn good and there is always something going on. The lights are going, the lasers are going, there something showing on the screen at all times and at certain points will take up the back of the whole stage.

The inflatable pig was there,the sound was excellent, it was absolutely, freakin', awesome.

When they started playing Sorrow i almost had tears in my eyes.

The Big Finale is Comfortably Numb of course and this crappy You Tube video will never in a million years even begin to compare to the real thing but it will give you a pretty good idea of the light show.
When the mirrored ball comes out at 7:11, I can tell you that it will blow your fucking mind in person.
An incredible spectacle.

I could see this show about ten more times and not see everything.

Got to meet the band and backup singers after the show and got my Tee shirt and a poster autographed too.

Grog, if you are reading this, they will be in Seattle tomorrow.

Get your ass down and get a couple of tickets.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Double Portland Traffic Bonus Tonight, The Naked Bike Riders

I can't fucking win.

I am going to be right in down town tonight. This means they will probably have one of the bridges closed so these idiots can pedal around with their asses hanging out.

That will COMPLETELY fuck traffic up down there, as if it weren't already a God Damn clusterfuck anyways.

There better be some good looking young ladies participating, that would be the only saving grace.


My wife just actually called me a curmudgeon.

Life imitates art I guess.

Saturday Plans

I'll be sleeping in today and then going to see the Brit Floyd Show later in the evening.

Oh yeah, been waiting for that.

In the mean time....

Friday, June 6, 2014

I'm Suffering From Estrogen Poisoning Tonight

Fuck me.
I come home from busting my homesick ass all day to find my wife and two of her damn neices sitting here in the dark with the Tee Vee blasting watching horror flicks.

Oh, yay....

Even my headphones can't compete.
The worst part is that I can't even escape out to the garage to work on my car or something because of that fucking feral Mommy cat from Hell and her evil spawn out there.

Trust me, I ain't afraid of a cat but I'm not stupid either.

The little Hellion has already drawn blood on a couple of unwary fools out there trying to snag one of her kittens.

The moron boy went out and started climbing over welders and shit trying to get underneath my air compressor way back in the corner and Momma kitty was just waiting for his dumb ass.

He stuck his face down there to get a better look and got clawed across the cheek for his trouble.

Then the wife went out there after I caught her red handed moving the little fuckers over to the other side of the garage to hide them underneath a generator I have sitting next to the dryer with a cover over it and got whacked across the ankle about four times before she even knew what the fuck was happening.

Me and Momma kitty have a sort of understanding though.
Kind of a mutual destruction kind of thing I'd have to say.

I don't fuck with her kittens and she doesn't cause me to leak blood anywhere.
In turn I don't wring her fucking neck with my bare hands.
Fair deal I'd say.

She even tolerates me somewhat when I go out there to have a smoke. She will come out when I shake the Scooby Snack package and drop a few on the floor. I make damn sure not to get within ten feet of those kittens though.

She is quite the little berzerker.

Hisses and spits when I try to get to the food bowl to fill it up with fresh water and food but stops short of the all out attack she would go after for just about anyone else.

So between the damn women and their horror movies and that fucking cat, I am kind of outnumbered and stuck. There ain't much to do at One in the morning.

One thing I need to do is go get a very good set of headphones.
These cheap bastards ain't cutting it.

Pretty soon here in a couple weeks me and Momma kitty are going to have a caged death match though.
The wife insists on getting the sonofabitch spayed and guess who got volunteered to try and snatch the cat long enough to stuff it in a box?

Yours truly of course. This could be interesting.

I'll be digging out the welding gloves for this little fiasco, trust me.
I'll also make sure to have plenty of triple anti biotic ointment and a shit load of bandages handy.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Clinton Era Insider Confirmed To Head HHS.

Need I say more?

Holder's Domestic Terrorist Task Force Makes Perfect Sense If You Think About It

Why would I say that?

Because the mother fuckers are scared, that's why.

Read what the man actually said.

“But we also must concern ourselves with a different type of threat. We face an escalating danger from self-radicalized individuals within our own borders,” he said.

“Horrific terror incidents like the tragic shootings at Fort Hood and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing demonstrate the danger we face from these homegrown threats,” Holder said in the video posted on the department’s website.

“Now -- as the nature of the threat we face evolves to include the possibility of individual radicalization via the Internet -- it is critical that we return our focus to potential extremists here at home,” Holder said.

My emphasis.

Cue the NSA information dragnet.

Now ask anyone on my Bloglist there on the right how many times they have seen .Gov cruising their site.

I have been blogging since 2006 and I can tell you for a fact that the government reads the blogs religiously.

They see what we talk about. They know what pisses us off.

They also know that the anger level has spiked considerably in the last few years, rightfully so in my opinion.

They got the message loud and clear down in Bunkerville that the breaking point is very near.

They are worried.

Our government damn well knows it is playing with fire because it got it's fingers burned.
So now, because our Judiciary system is completely broken, they are going to resort to the only play they have in their book.

More surveillance.

So basically if you read between the lines at what Holder actually said, they are going to utilize the NSA's internet scouring abilities and start going after people they think may be getting out of hand, by their unfathomable standards.

The last time they did this, a certain segment of our citizens with a particular political bent were the targets.

We are not playing children's games here. The potential for abuse is off the scale.

The Attorney General of the United States of America just plainly stated that he has authorized a government task force to hunt American citizens, using the internet, based on what they read, see, hear and say on the internet,by using the worn out pretense of keeping us safe, from ourselves apparently.

What they plan to do in response is as yet, unknown.

Remember, these people have the NDAA now.

So don't tell me these people aren't worried. If has come to the point that Holder is very publicly announcing this maneuver, they are seriously worried about people here at home getting froggy.

They damn well should be.

This would be a good example why, too.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pointing Out The Obvious

Damn, I Missed It

Two whole years of not drinking a fifth of straight whiskey with beer chasers every night, as of yesterday.

I have heard people say that I had a drinking problem.
This would be factually incorrect, I drank everything I could get my hands on.

I do have to admit that since I quit drinking that I have turned into a boring dude though.

I used to be crazier than a shit house rat when I was lit up.

You wouldn't believe some of the shit I've pulled and if they made a movie of my life people would swear it was made up. At one point, I had gone through 29 cars in ten years. Wrecked every single one of them, some more than once and some were done for the first shot. I know I've totaled at least fifteen. That doesn't even begin to include all the motorcycle wrecks. I can't count those.

Of course I don't remember a lot of it but there are plenty of folks who do and are probably glad I gave it up finally.

There isn't a doubt in my mind that I should have been dead at least twenty times over. I figure The Good Lord must have some reason for me to still be here after all that.

Maybe to be an example to the rest of you not to be that guy? Who knows.

I'm still kickin' though, finally found a good woman who will put up with my crazy ass and who keeps me in line when I need it, to a point. She is the main reason I gave it up, all at once.

There isn't any need for congratulations or any of that shit,trust me when I say that there are times when I would really like to throw down a couple of shots or a couple of ice cold beers.

I know what would happen though and I can't do that anymore.

Very bad things would start happening again and I have put myself, my friends and my entire family through enough shit over the years.

Hopefully I can keep my shit together and my nose clean because my guts keep telling me that there are very bad things coming and I need to have my wits about me. I trust my instincts and they have been screaming at me for some time now.

I have other people to worry about and take care of as it should be, not the other way around.

One thing is certain, my eyes and my ears are open to current events and goings on and you can bet your ass I have an opinion.

Just keep coming back and I will give it to you on a regular basis, free of charge.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Horrifying Gun Lubrication Failure Test

Watch the video over at The Firearm Blog and take this info to heart. You are paying good money to protect your precious investments and some of you might as well be pissing into the wind for your troubles.

I live in the Pacific Northwest and rust and corrosion are my number one enemy because of the dampness around here.

This picture is my worst nightmare come true.

I have been using Remoil and that practice is going to come to a screeching halt.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

If You Drink Coffee, Start Stocking Up Now

The price has been going up anyway but this news spells nothing but trouble. I remember back in the late 70's when the price of coffee went through the roof, it looks to be headed that way again.
My Grandparents grew up during the Great Depression and they started buying a Chicory/Coffee mix to help cut the cost. They were used to drinking coffe all day and night, right up to bed time.
I never could figure out how they got a wink of sleep!

Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America


Coffee rust first hit Central America in the 1970s. For decades, coffee growers simply coped with the blight and lower yields. But as rust spread to the highlands, the problem demanded action. Last year, Guatemala declared a national emergency, with officials estimating rust had affected 70 percent of the nation's crop.
In neighboring El Salvador, the rate of infection is 74 percent, according to the London-based International Coffee Organization. In Costa Rica, it's 64 percent; in Nicaragua, 37 percent; and in Honduras, 25 percent.
In its April report, the ICO said the average price for coffee hit a two-year high — more than US$1.70 per pound — as market watchers worried about production in Brazil, where severe drought is affecting the world's largest coffee crop, and an El Nino weather pattern is expected to further hurt supply across the region.
The spread of rust has prompted growers to adopt new measures, such as "stumping," the practice of pruning trees of all infected vegetation in hopes of encouraging them to regrow with greater vibrancy. They are also using fungicides and installing shade covers, which appear to help keep the fungus at bay.
Rust also has hit farms in Southern Mexico, which produces much of the region's shade-grown coffee, and where the government is leading a sweeping replanting project.
"We have old, unproductive coffee plantations that haven't been pruned. In some case they're 40 years old," said Belisario Dominguez Mendez, who heads up coffee issues for Mexico's Agriculture Department. "Coffee rust is a good pretext to transform the coffee industry in Mexico," he said, noting the government intends to replace about 20 percent of coffee plants each year, hoping to have them all replaced within five years.
None of that will make rust go away, however.
"It's an issue of managing it, controlling it," Dominguez Mendez said. "We have lived with rust for 30 years, and we will continue living with it for as long as we are around."
In El Salvador, Claudia Herrera de Calderon worries over her family inheritance, two large coffee farms high in the mountains near the Guatemalan border. She has been stumping plants on the two parcels, which total about 500 hectares (1,200 acres) and spraying fungicides. But it's not enough.
"Even if you cut them back, the problem is that with the climate changes we are seeing — the rains, the droughts, the rust — basically, we are looking at the need to replant everything," Herrera de Calderon said.
With little government help, and her farms falling below the break-even point, she has had to lay off workers and lacks the funds needed to replant. And because the fungus spreads so easily, the cautionary steps have to be taken all together, or one farm will simply infect the next.

I've Met A Few

Notice they aren't still around, either.

They are pretty easy to spot,

I never could see the potential for a decent return on the investment.

At least there is some truth in advertisement though.

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