Sunday, February 15, 2015

Too many Bushes?

Barbara Bush has moved from her former stance that there have been too many Bushes in the White house.
She was right the first time. None of the Bush presidents has been a truly conservative force (in fact, no 21 century Republican presidential candidate has been conservative).
The Bush presidents (and every Republican candidate since) have been generally socially conservative - but fiscally they've been "Democrat light". And just like light beer, the Republican candidates aren't really exciting to anyone. Democrats wouldn't (generally) consider voting for a Republican, Independents see Democrat and Democrat Light, and if they're inclined to vote for someone other than an Independent candidate they'll probably vote for the Democrat. Republicans see Poisoned Kool-Aid and Possibly Poisoned Kool-Aid, and they aren't really certain they want to partake of either. Some of them will choose to just not drink either kool-aid, leading to low voter turnout. Unfortunately, that's not how it works. Once the election is over, the voters have chosen one or the other, and every has to take a drink.
What you need is a fiscally conservative candidate who can tell the MSM that most social issues belong at the state and local level and make it stick.
Given a choice of Poisoned Kool-Aid and Possibly Poisoned Kool-Aid, I'll pick the Kool-Aid that is only possibly poisoned. But I really just want water.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FCC Fools

Because fools would think that using a hostile nation's resources to replace critical infrastructure would be a good idea. The reasoning for this is that the current 911 system has a hard time locating people using cell phones indoors. The proposed solution to the problem is to utilize GLONASS, the Russian version of GPS, to figure out where the distressed person(s) is(are).
Why even mention GLONASS? While it does offer complete coverage of the Earth, so does GPS (something none of its other competitors, can offer), and GPS is unarguably US. And if the FSB cant figure out some use for this information, I have a nice piece of land for sale in Nye County, Nevada.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Spineless Squish

"It does pain me to be described as spineless or a squish."
John Boehner
Equal opportunity for invertebrates - The next big civil rights battle?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Another Reason to avoid California, if at all Possible

Their new gas tax that's in the works.

Palestine and the International Criminal Court

Palestine has no business being on the ICC, but given the nature of the beast, this is more of a propaganda gambit than an actual attempt to bring the UN down on Israel. The ICC can only affect those countries that let it affect it - and it looks like the Israelis have no intention of letting it affect them.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Palestinian Resolution Flops

The Palestinians had a resolution to end the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in three years. It made it all the way to the UN Security Council, and then failed to get enough votes to continue. It needed nine of the fifteen members to vote for it, and even then, given that the two who voted no where the US and Australia, it still wasn't going to happen. After all, the US has veto power.
Even if it had passed, how, exactly would they have enforced it? It was, like pretty much every other UN resolution ever, a propaganda gimmick.

Sensationalism: An Epidemic?

Apparently this flu season has reached epidemic levels with 15 kids dead since the beginning of the flue season this fall. I call bullsh*t. These are the same people who say that obesity and gun violence are epidemics. I'll believe its an epidemic when I see most of my coworkers call in sick.
The sensationalism of the media is rather annoying. They like stories that involve people dying (with the implication that you could be one of those people soon), the latest celebrity gossip, or both. And they're not above making something that is, at worst going to somewhat inconvenience you seem like it'll end your world.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to all

And a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Mosin-Nagant part 2

Pictures of a battle classic. I took pictures of both of my Mosin-Nagants. One pre-war hex receiver from 1932 and the other a war rifle from 1943. It's not too hard to see the changes made due to the increased demand caused by WWII. 


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Update on New Mosin

During the ten day waiting period, the pawn shop where I bought the gun managed to find the bayonet for it in their back room. As with the rest of the gun, serial numbers matched. Unfortunately, they didn't include it in the original deal and I had to buy it separately (although for less than the normal market value of a bayonet). I find the "lost and found" bayonet to be mildly suspicious, and have no plans on buying any other guns there, unless they're a really good deal. Pics later.