Saturday, April 14, 2012

Talented, mmm hmm

Hey, Texas Fred!


Okay, this is just fucking weird.

Secret Service sex "scandal"

I linked to the story earlier but other than this post here, you're probably not going to be reading much about it here. Why? Because it ain't that big a deal.
I could give a flying fuck one way or another if somebody got laid. As far as I know, Secret Service agents don't take a vow of chastity when they took the job.
Seriously, if a guy wants to get his dick sucked and he can find somebody to do that, then good for him. If he's married, that's between him and his wife, not him and his wife and the rest of the fucking country. Let him deal with it when she finds out and she will, sooner or later.
The only one that fucked up was the guy that refused to pay the lady for services rendered and I bet all his buddies are making his life pretty damned miserable right now.
Consenting adults, remember?

Gotta be California (again). Or maybe OWS.

Probably OWS in California

Oh, Damn!!!!!

I thought Mooch-elle was taking care of the Secret Service?

CBS News) Ronald Kessler, best-selling author of "In the President's Service" and a former reporter for The Washington Post, called the dismissal of 12 Secret Service members in Columbia prior to President Obama's arrival there "the biggest scandal in Secret Service history."

Secret Service confirms members' removal

According to CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante, a source in the Secret Service told CBS News that one or more of the officers was involved with prostitutes and that there was a dispute over payment. One prostitute went to the police, who notified the State Department.

Two of the Secret Service personnel sent home were supervisors, Plante said; the rest were part of a detail assigned to logistics. None of those relieved of duty was a member of the president's protective detail.

TL nails it

From TL Davis

Excerpted from If The Darkness Descends

There comes a time when the average guy has to look out on his perfectly manicured lawn, his recycle bins and his low flow toilets and ask himself if this is what has been worth the blood of so many young men in the history of this nation. Is it?

People don't understand freedom anymore. The concepts of liberty are lost on them, it has become foreign, unusual, a little dangerous, even stupid to the properly trained and indoctrinated collectivist and that is what America is about today, whether openly or secretly, it is about collectivism. Everyone pays for the benefits of others and those paying are all just looking for a way to cash in themselves. It is a disgusting society of black marketeers and insider traders.
Go HERE to read the rest this great article by TL.

Hell yeah! Saturday!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.....

Tonight Lisa made me some banana bread.
Not just reguar banana bread, she made banana bread with real bacon bits. She used about a third of a cup for a loaf and it's pretty damned tasty.
Does this woman love me or what?

Happy thoughts

- Murray

Signed, Wirecutter

Sorry. I got caught up in the moment.

We're sitting at the dinner table the other night, a wonderful home cooked meal, soft lighting, and alone with each other.
Lisa, thinking about all the new things this relationship has brought her says "I've never had a garden, I've never had a dog and I've never had a man that loves me so much."
"What? You've never had a fucking dog before?" It was out before I could stop it. Then I couldn't stop it - it just kept coming out about how it's child abuse to not have a dog when you're a kid, then questioning her about why she didn't get one when she was an adult, then I got started on the garden and kept it up with that.
She just rolls her eyes and shakes her head.

Yeah, Bushwhack, she's gonna need all the luck she can get.

Hands-free device

God protects drunks and idiots


We're having a small thunderstorm right now and CGD ain't quite sure what's going on. Motherfucker is 4 or 5 years old and has never heard thunder..... He's barking and growling but he's not getting up. He must not figure it's that big a deal.

He is shedding. Bad. Dog hair everywhere. It started out slowly a few weeks ago but about 10 days back he started shedding like crazy. You've seen pictures of buffalo with big clumps of hair on their sides? That's Charlie. I try to snatch those clumps out when he walks by and usually get nipped for my efforts and 30 minutes later there's another clump in the same spot ready to fall out.
If I sit on him I can pull handfuls of hair out of his coat and this is after his brushings. Last week I brushed him out, quitting only after I got tired of fighting him, and I was still getting huge clumps of hair off him.
The end is finally in sight. I took him out to the garage this morning and for once he actually sat for his brushing. After about 20 minutes of that shit he stood up and I was amazed. That sumbitch wasn't half the dog he was before. Not only did he look a lot lighter and muscular but he looked like he shrunk down an inch or two.

Fucking dog can clear a room with his farts, man. Luckily for me all that dope I snorted back in the 80s ruined my nose, but he's devastating to everybody else in the room.
We'll all be in the living room and CGD will be sleeping on the floor and then all of a sudden I'll hear people start gagging and hollering "CHARLIE! GODDAMMIT!!!" and running for the door. I'll just reach down and scratch his ears while he's smiling and grinning and go back to my book or computer.
It's gotten to the point that Lisa is starting to suspect that I'm the culprit, especially when I walked in the door last night, sat down and CharlieGodammit blew his first bomb of the day.
He his the fartingest dog I've ever seen, though. He can be standing at the door with his ass to me and I can watch his ol' brown eye just working away.

Not this kid

Saw this today at Brock's who got it from Theo Spark.   I ain't tracing it back any further than that.

ABBOTSFORD, CANADA: Grizzly man Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. And as these incredible pictures show the fearless bear handler from Abbotsford, British Columbia, even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together. Mark and wife Dawn, 60, train the 60-stone (800lb) friendly beast - the world's largest land predator - to star in high-budget TV adverts. She has even performed in movies like 'Alaska' in 1995 when she was just a few weeks old. With his incredibly intimate bond Mark wrestles on the grass with Agee, kisses her, puts his head in her huge jaws, and even bear hugs her as she rears up on her hind legs to over seven feet. Mark and Dawn have owned Agee since she was six weeks old and the colossal mammal even lived in their home as a cub where she played with the family dogs and was bottle fed.


My next video will be of a guy that was killed by his pet polar bear......
It's always been my general policy to stay as far away as possible from wild animals that can kill and eat me. I'm not quite sure when I decided that was a good idea, but it's kept me from being the guy that got eaten by a mountain lion or a bear or a wild hog. And I stay the fuck out of the ocean, there's all kinds of weird and hungry shit in there.

Hell, I'm even cautious around CharlieGodammit with the wolf that he's got in him - I trust the dog, I don't trust the wolf in him. I don't fuck with him while he's eating, I don't tease him and I know his signs when he's feeling ballsy, like the way he drops his head or holds his ears or even looks at me before he nips or snaps. We play rough together, sometimes even drawing blood, so he feels he can get away with that shit with me. He's big enough though that he could do some damage before I could manage to shoot him and that's the last thing I would want to do to my bud anyways. I just don't push him.
Not Lisa, though. She's had a hard and fast rule about him putting his mouth on her or even licking her from Day 1. The other day she was pulling a clump of shedding hair off him and he turned to nip at her like he does me and she popped him right on the nose. She's fucking fearless with him. But that dog is absolutely devoted to her. He follows her around all day, escorts her out to the laundry room at night, sleeps at her feet, shares his farts with her and just stares at her all day long with those big ol' yellow-brown eyes of his.
He still sleeps on my side of the bed, though.

Where's the outrage now, Obama?

Concerning the stand-off here in Modesto yesterday

I've caught a LOT of shitty comments via email about my 2 posts yesterday.
Understand please, and re-read the last sentence of my first post: I do not in any way, shape or form condone the shooters' actions. Losing a home is not worth taking a life, particularly when it's because you're behind on your payments. But again, I can understand his frustrations.

My point was a huge over reaction on the Laws' part. They had to trot out everybody within 4 counties and bring out all their toys (a Buffalo? Really?) even though they had no use for them, yet at the same time during interviews yesterday they were bemoaning the fact that their budgets have been chopped and slashed so they couldn't prevent this sort of thing.
They burned 3 other families out of their homes and you know there's going to be no help from the county to get them into other homes at no expense to themselves even though they had nothing to do with the crime.
I also have a hard-on over the media already condemning the man over "possible" military service and the fact that he owned several guns (Ooooh, evil) and a possible (there's that word again) cache of ammo. So fucking what. I have military experience, own several firearms and a fairly decent supply of ammo but that doesn't mean I'm going to nut up and kill a cop for merely serviing civil papers.

Okay. Now more is coming out about the shooting. Two deputies went to the house to serve an eviction along with a locksmith. The deputies knocked, there was no answer so the locksmith commenced to drill out the lock. The man inside then blew 3 or 4 rounds through the door, hitting the smith and the deputy that was killed. The wounded deputy then returned fire. The uninjured deputy to cover and called for help.
This isn't from the sheriff, it comes from several independent witnesses.

So no, I am not condoning the shooter but at the same time I'm not condoning the cop's over-reactions.
And yes, I am going to tag this with a III Percenter label because of the Law's reaction. This is something that a bunch of us may be facing in the future.

I'm also going to say that I appreciate the civility shown by those that disagreed with me (my friend and frequent commenter Bushwack for one) but did it in a courteous manner. We can disagree about some points without it getting out of control. Thank you. Others should follow Bushwack's example, myself included at times.

Wanna bet he wins?

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- President Obama's illegal immigrant half-uncle is preparing to fight new efforts by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to deport him, reported Friday.
Onyango Obama met with immigration officials Thursday as they began the process of sending him back to Kenya, according to the Boston Herald.
He is required to regularly check in with immigration officials pending his removal, ICE spokesman Brian Hale was quoted as saying.
The Kenyan national, who is the half-brother of the President's father, was ordered to leave the country in 1992 but never left.

And I paid in more than either of them percentage-wise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle paid an effective federal tax rate of 20.5 percent on income of $789,674 in 2011, the White House said on Friday amid a debate over tax burdens that is likely to shape the November presidential election.
Obama and his fellow Democrats have accused likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of backing policies that would shift the burden from wealthy taxpayers to the less affluent.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have spent much of the week promoting a minimum 30 percent rate for millionaires, known as the "Buffett Rule," after billionaire financier Warren Buffett, who famously noted that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary.
Romney, who is worth up to $250 million, paid an effective tax rate of 13.9 percent in 2010.
The Obamas earned about half of their income from his presidential salary of $400,000, while the remainder came from sales of Obama's books, the White House said.
They donated $172,130, about 22 percent of their adjusted gross income, to 39 different charities, the White House said. The biggest beneficiary was the Fisher House Foundation, a scholarship fund for children of soldiers who have been killed or disabled, which received the after-tax proceeds from Obama's book sales - a total of $117,130.


I am coming out of character here to say that while he paid less in taxes (percentage-wise) than I did, it's commendable that he donated as much as he did to charities.
Of course, he can afford to donate to charities with his income. I can barely make my bills.

Thursday, April 12, 2012



Don't you just love titties?

Oooh, that's gonna leave a mark!

Terror strikes Sanford Florida again


See what you have to look forward to?

See my post earlier today about the local excitement.

About 10 tonight they moved in, threw some flashbangs and tear gas and caught the house on fire. And because the suspect's status is unknown, they're letting it burn.
Yup, they Waco'd him.

I've been watching this for about an hour and let me tell you what, there were hundreds (no, I'm not exaggerating) of cops, all them motherfuckers dressed in camo and strutting around trying to look all badass. The FBI was there with a Buffalo which is a military vehicle that's built to not only blow IEDs but also to survive the blasts. Why they had to trot that out, I don't know, maybe it's the badass factor again.
Oh yeah, they're playing heavy on the fact that he has "possible" military experience and likes guns. The cops are also using the possibility of large caches of ammo in the house for letting it burn, but even with the flames 50 feet high, there's no mention of ammo cooking off.

Okay, now I'm hearing on the TV that they must've decided that he's cooked well done because the fire department has moved in to extinguish the fire. Considering that the place was a fourplex in a densely populated area, trying to control the flames is probably a prudent move on their part before the entire complex to burn to the ground.

Fun with Junior

We've got a dock boss out at the warehouse that's a pretty good kid. When I say kid, I mean he is a fucking youngster, maybe 24-25 years old. He was a truck driver but switched over to management a couple of years ago. Hell of a great guy - a boss that actually admits he has stuff to learn and isn't shy about asking questions if he doesn't understand something. He also leaves me the fuck alone when I'm working and that's a big plus in his favor. We'll call him Junior here because, well, because that's what I call him.
Anyways, about a week before my vacations start, I let everybody know about it, reminding them in the loudest tone at every opportunity. "Hey Junior, 3 more days, man." When it's the day before, I'm counting down hours and minutes. "6 hours, 33 minutes and counting."
It's gotten to be a ritual that everybody in the office participates in it, but Junior really jumped on the bandwagon, even going so far as to call me on my cell to count down the days til his vacation.
So the other day I was doing a little math - I get 5 weeks of vacation a year starting next year and I've still got 2 weeks left for this year. When I saw Junior this morning I walked up and said one word: "Twelve".
"Twelve? Twelve days til your next vacation?" he asks.
"Nope. Twelve more vacations before I'm eligible to retire. How many do you have, motherfucker?"
Somehow Junior didn't see the humor in that.

Garden Report

Day 5:
Motherfucker! I got radishes sprouting. Or maybe it's onions. Or lettuce. Or spinach. Hard to tell right now - no, I didn't label the rows, I figured I'd know what it was when it came time to pick it.
But something green is definitely poking their little heads up out of the dirt. With my luck, it's a row of perfectly spaced weeds. But hey! they're my weeds.
I'm calling in sick tomorrow so I can watch them grow.

I know it pisses me off.....

Obama Hammered for 'Jetting Around,' Taking Vacations While Americans Suffer

President Obama, during an interview with St. Louis's KMOV, was hammered for "jetting around, [taking] different vacations and so forth, sometimes ... under the color of state business." The interviewer, Larry Conners, suggested even that folks "get frustrated, even angered" seeing the president take these trips, and told Obama that these Americans think he's "out of touch, that [Obama doesn't] really know what they're experiencing right now."

Here's the transcript:
KMOV-STL’s Larry Conners: “The economy is a big issue and concern for folks. I mean, the unemployment, trying to make ends meet, gas prices, food prices going up. Some of our viewers are complaining, they get frustrated, even angered, when they see the first family jetting around, different vacations and so forth, sometimes maybe they think under color of state business and that you're out of touch, that you don't really know what they're experiencing right now.”
President Barack Obama: “Well, I don't know how many viewers you're talking about that say that.”
Conners: “We do hear from some.”
Obama: “I hear from all kinds of viewers about everything.”
Conners: “I’m sure you do.”
Obama: “But the fact of the matter is, I think if you look at my track record, I’m raising a family here. When we travel, we got to travel through Secret Service, and Air Force One, that's not my choice. I think most folks understand how hard I work and how hard this administration is working on behalf of the American people.”

It's hard to talk reasonably to a fucking idiot

LUMBERTON, N.J. (CBS) — A South Jersey man has come up with what he hopes is a solution to a controversy over the American flag that he flew in his yard — a flag bearing the image of President Barack Obama in place of the field of stars.

Wes Kennedy, of the Acacia housing development in Lumberton, says he had no idea some of his neighbors had a problem with his flag until reporters started calling and telling him.
“If someone had come to me in the beginning, I would have said, ‘Let’s sit down and talk to see what we might reasonably come up with as a solution.’”
Once he became aware of their objections, Kennedy worked out his own solution.
He’s taken the flag down and replaced it with two separate flags — one, the standard stars and stripes, and the second a picture of Obama.
Kennedy hopes his neighbors are happy, though he’s not sure.
“In Acacia, there are some angry, maybe even evil-minded people about Obama,” he tells KYW Newsradio.
Kennedy stresses that he loves his community, but thinks people need to talk to each other reasonably about their differences.

A little local excitement

SWAT teams surround Modesto home after deputy, another man gunned down

Read more here:

A sheriff’s deputy and another man trying to serve an eviction notice at an apartment complex were shot dead Thursday by a man who holed up and was surrounded by a battalion of SWAT teams.
The standoff, still under way late in the afternoon, began right after the shootings occurred about 11 a.m. Dozens of neighbors were evacuated to a nearby church.
A man who lives nearby and did not give his name said the deputy and the man with him apparently were drilling through the lock on the apartment door in the 2100 block of Chrysler Drive when the suspect fired at them from inside.
Yemen Zokari and Steven Gasterlum, who said they live two doors down from the suspect, heard shots and saw two men on the ground, one on his stomach and the other on his back closer.
“There was another officer that was kneeling on the side of the house while they were laying there,” Zokari said. “I think he was staying out of the way from being shot.
“We just felt so bad. We wanted to do something but you can’t. What can you do? It’s traumatizing to see them.”
“I heard a gunshot,” said another witness who did not give his name. “Then I heard four gunshots. Then I heard three gunshots, then another four.”
Dozens of emergency vehicles converged on the apartment complex. SWAT teams from Stanislaus and neighboring counties surrounded the apartment building and fired bean bags and then tear gas into the home.
More than 100 law officers from at least 15 agencies came to assist the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and Modesto police. Intermittent rain showers pelted law enforcement and those gathered behind the crime scene tape.
Stanislaus Sheriff Adam Christianson said officers were sure the suspect was inside the home they’d surrounded.
“We don’t know anything about him,” he said shortly after noon. “We don’t know what the motive is behind this shooting. All we know is that we have two people dead, and a deputy sheriff, one of my valued members of my team is dead.”
Christianson declined to release the names of the victims. He said he did not believe they returned fire.
The man who saw the men drilling the lock said he watched officers remove the body of a man wearing a white T-shirt and jeans and saw four officers carry out the body of the deputy.
The shootings occured at Whispering Woods, a development of two-story fourplex apartments formerly known as Prescott Estates. Officers evacuated the complex because they feared the suspect was armed with explosives that might be detonated.
“Despite the harsh reality of our economic climate and the drastic budget cuts and staffing cuts I’ve taken, there’s no excuse for this,” Christianson said. “I am overwhelming frustrated with the fact that we don’t have sufficient resources to protect the community.”
Christianson spoke as sirens wailed in the background. Traffic in northwest Modesto was disrupted for much of the day because so many streets were blocked by police cars and armored vehicles.

UPDATE - 6:30 p.m. The deputy killed this morning on Chrysler Drive in Modesto was Robert Paris, Sheriff Adam Christianson said.
----UPDATE - 5:15 p.m. As the standoff entered its seventh hour, SWAT teams from Stanislaus County, Modesto, Ceres and Merced County had the home surrounded. Two SWAT teams from San Joaquin County were on standby. The FBI and California Highway Patrol were also on scene.
About 5 p.m., Art De Werk, chief of Ceres police, said "the situation is stable and under control, so law enforcement is not going to rush in."


I had to work late tonight so I haven't seen the news but it's my understanding that the man was facing foreclosure and had exhausted all avenues for relief.
Losing a home is a bitch - I know from first hand experience, losing mine a few months ago. No, it wasn't the "evil" bank's fault, it was my own miscalculations and a series of unexpected expenses that got me. It's too long a story for this post, but believe me when I say that dealing with your mortgage company can be extremely frustrating - they say they can help but it's a losing battle. I tried applying for programs within my mortgage company only to be turned down, finally giving up when the only option left was enrolling in a federal program. Fuck that, I ain't gonna talk shit about the feds and then go begging for their help.
But you get your hopes up only to have them shot down and this happens over and over again. It's an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. Thank God I had Lisa to keep me calm.
So I can understand the man's frustration. I am not condoning his actions but I can sure understand what he was going through.

Read more here:

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California voted today to adopt a new state flag.....

But I'm not ready to get up!

Snakus Politicus

A snake with it's vision obscured......

Kung Pow Cat?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Straight Up White Trash, God bless 'er

Fuck, Irish. I'm thinking somebody's mother isn't going to be very happy.
For somebody in the Northeast, you've got a damned good grip on White Trash.

Garden Report

Day 5:
I have tomato blooms. I cannot fucking believe it. They taste pretty bitter right now, maybe I should let them go a while longer.
Actually I'm amazed that I have tomato and pepper plants after the rain this morning. It was coming down in a fucking stream, man. I have never seen it rain so hard in Kalifornia before - they have a stormwatch every time it sprinkles here - but it was flat coming down. When I walked out the door this morning I could not see my white truck 15 feet away because of the downpour and once I got on the road, I seriously considered pulling over until it passed. Fuck it, I'm invincible so I kept on. But I sure figured that it was gonna be a lick on the tomatoes, though. I just knew when I came in tonight I was going to find them beat to the ground, but they were standing tall and showing a shitload of little buds that'll blossom in a day or so.

Nothing else is even sprouting.
The garden rows took a pretty good beating though. With no root structure to keep them together, they kinda sorta melted a little. Not bad, but a lot of the soil washed away from the tops of them, more than likely taking away some of my seeds too. Won't be able to tell until they start to sprout, an event I've been anticipating since about an hour after I planted the damned thing.
I also saw a little damage from flying projectiles, great big ol' splats all over the garden. Nothing major but I'm thinking I need to aim a little higher with my wristrocket and maybe use beans or gravel instead of 44 caliber round ball. Scare the birds, not try to kill the seed-thievin' little shits, you know?

George Zimmerman to be prosecuted

I get out of the shower after busting my ass at work all day and the first fucking thing I hear on the news is that the "Special Prosecutor" in Sanford Florida has brought charges against George Zimmerman.
Are you fucking kidding me?
The only reason she's pulling this bullshit is because they're afraid of rioting, so they are going to sacrifice (and that's EXACTLY what it is) a man and his Liberty to keep that from happening.
What they should do is control their fucking animals if there is even a hint of rioting. Bunch of fucking lawless thugs.....
That fucking prosecutor needs to be at the top of all of our lists.

And then you have a punch drunk rapist like Mike Tyson throwing in his 2 cents worth, like anybody's going to listen to what he has to say.

Mike Tyson thinks that George Zimmerman deserves violent retribution for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.
In an interview with Yahoo News about his upcoming one-man show in Las Vegas, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the polarizing case:
"My personal feeling is that, as a young kid that was beat on by a bully, that was pretty much singled out—the guy [Zimmerman] stalked him, didn't follow instructions from a superior officer, when they said, 'Stop following the kid.' That tells you everything right there. But my all-around perspective, I wasn't there, I don't know what happened. But it's just so widespread and overt what happened. Even though this is the best country in the world, certain laws in this country are a disgrace to a nation of savages. It's a majority versus a minority. That's the way God planned it. He didn't want to do something about it, He wanted us to do something about it. And if we don't, it's gonna stay this way. We have to continue tweeting, we have to continue marching, we have to continue fighting for Trayvon Martin. If that's not the case, he was killed in vain, and we're just waiting for it to happen to our children. He'll have gotten away with impunity. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been dragged out of his house and tied to a car and taken away. That's the only kind of retribution that people like that understand. It's a disgrace that man hasn't been shot yet. Forget about him being arrested--the fact that he hasn't been shot yet is a disgrace. That's how I feel personally about it."
In 1992, Tyson was convicted of raping Desiree Washington, a beauty pageant contestant, and served three years in prison.

And here's a picture of the piece of shit that's running his mouth.

Of course if you've ever heard him talk, you'd question his intelligence.

So here it is, Mike. You want to keep fighting for Treyvon, bring it over to my house, motherfucker. You may be a badass in the ring but I gotta wonder how tough you are against a load of 00 buckshot. You're talking shit about somebody shooting Zimmerman, I'm talking shit about shooting your worthless ass.
There it is, bitch.

God blessed Texas

Never get between a dog and it's food

She looks like she's fixing to go down on that microphone.

The Littlest Smoke Nazi

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I do, yo.



Garden Report

Day 4:
GODDAMN IT!!!!!  How long is this shit going to take?
I'm still eating store bought vegetables. You'd think after 4 days I'd already be canning and dehydrating my bountiful harvest. I bet it's a gopher that CharlieGodammit missed killing, that motherfucker is probably tunneling under my garden eating everything from below.
Maybe I'll lay some homemade bangalore torpedoes in between the rows, time them to go off at random intervals and shake that motherfucker up good.

Man, if that last sentence doesn't grab somebody's attention at DHS, they're sleeping on the job. Either that or they're waiting for the spanish translation.

Run George Run!!!

  • Zimmerman's attorneys announced they have "lost contact" with Zimmerman and are withdrawing as counsel
  • Attorneys say they still believe former client is innocent and acted in self-defense
  • Engage in heated discussion with the press, say Zimmerman is "victim" of press attacks
In a highly contentious press conference, attorneys Craig Sonner and Hal Uhrig announced they have withdrawn as counsel for George Zimmerman, who remains under intense scrutiny for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
"It's no so much that we are resigning. It's that we cannot continue to represent him until he comes forward," said attorney Craig Sonner.
Sonner and Uhrig say they have been unable to contact Zimmerman since Sunday, when he stopped returning their phone calls.
"He's not returning my messages not returning my texts not returning my emails. He won't even give me a collect call," Sonner said.
However, both attorneys said they would be willing to resume their representation of Zimmerman if he contacts them directly.
"He's got to reach out to us," added co-counsel Hal Uhrig.
The press conference than took an unusual twist, with Uhrig essentially trying the case before the gathered members of the press. Both attorneys stressed that they continue to believe Zimmerman acted in self-defense, while Uhrig criticized both the press and Martin himself.
Going after the press directly, Uhrig said, "If you don't believe this has been crouched in racial terms, you're not watching the same media, the same TV, reading the same blogs." In an unfortunate choice of words, Uhrig added, "I'm taking a shot at the press when I say this."
Uhrig then directed criticism at the now-deceased Martin, alleging that his own actions were to blame for Zimmerman shooting him.
"Whoever decided to turn it from a war of words into a war of fists does so at their own peril," Uhrig said. "We frankly believe the correct decision will be to not charge him [Zimmerman]," Uhrig said.
"The first person that swung, as far as we can tell, was Trayvon Martin," Uhrig said. "The crime was battery against George Zimmerman."
"People are saying, how can you shoot an unarmed man? You know what, an unarmed man can kill you if he keeps doing what he's doing," Uhrig said. "I don't care what one investigator thought. They're often wrong."
The attorneys say they know of Zimmerman's location and have access to his personal phone number. "We've been able to handle the case by phone up this point," Sonner said. "But there were face-to-face meeting scheduled."
Attempting to justify working on the case without direct, physical access to their former client, Uhrig said, "George can't go out and buy a Diet Coke. There's a bounty on his head."
Both attorneys repeatedly refused to reveal Zimmerman's location but insinuated that he is no longer in Florida. "You can stop looking in Florida. Look much further away than that," Uhrig said.


The guy sets up a website to raise some cash, then up and disappears?
Right on.
Fucking A George, run as hard and as far as you can. You've been crucified by the press and the Race Baiters Sharpton and Jackson, and had a bounty put on your head by a hate group. Your own Gov't officials haven't done a goddamned thing to stop this shit, in fact they seem to encourage it. You have lost all chance at a normal life.
Take the money and run, baby. And have a beer on me.



Gimme. Now.

Gotta be California (again)

- Sammy


My vacation's over and I have to go back to work today with a toothache on top of that. I am not real thrilled this morning.

Monday, April 09, 2012

To finish your Monday off.....

Zimmerman family challenges Holder on New Black Panthers, says no arrests ‘based solely on your race’

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, a family member of George Zimmerman asked the nation’s top law enforcement officer why he has chosen to not arrest members of the New Black Panther Party for their rhetoric — some of which may fit the federal government’s definition of a hate crime — throughout the Trayvon Martin case.
The family member believes the reason Holder hasn’t made those arrests is because he, like the members of the New Black Panther Party, is black.
“I am writing you to ask you why, when the law of the land is crystal clear, is your office not arresting the New Black Panthers for hate crimes?” the family member wrote to Holder.
“The Zimmerman family is in hiding because of the threats that have been made against us, yet the DOJ has maintained an eerie silence on this matter. These threats are very public. If you haven’t been paying attention just do a Google search and you will find plenty. Since when can a group of people in the United States put a bounty on someone’s head, circulate Wanted posters publicly, and still be walking the streets?”
The New Black Panthers have issued ultimatums to the Sanford authorities, saying they want Zimmerman arrested “dead or alive.” They have placed a bounty on Zimmerman’s head, and have called for the building of an army of vigilantes to track him down and effect a citizen’s arrest.
Most recently, the New Black Panther Party has called for violence.
In a conference call recorded over the weekend, the militant group said it planned to “suit up and boot up” and prepare for the next stages of the “race war.”
So far, however, no members of the New Black Panther Party have faced legal consequences.
After citing the U.S. Department of Justice’s published definition of a “hate crime,” the Zimmerman family member wrote that there is “no other explanation” for Holder’s failure to authorize arrests of New Black Panther Party members, other than the fact that Holder himself is black.
“I would surmise that, based on your own definition of a hate crime, you have chosen not to arrest these individuals based solely on your race,” the family member wrote to Holder, insisting too that the was “NO racial component” to the “tragedy” that occurred on the late February night when Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin.
The Daily Caller has confirmed the identity of the Zimmerman family member but is withholding that person’s identity out of concern for the family’s safety.
The family member also criticized members of Congress who have forcefully criticized police for failing to arrest Georgfe Zimmerman, as well as “the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, [and] President Barack Obama,” adding that “many” who have commented on the case without having a complete understanding of the facts “no doubt understand the laws of our great nation.”
Noting President Obama’s White House event last week celebrating the 1960 novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Zimmerman’s family member drew a novel comparison to the American literary classic.
“Strangely enough this case has a lot of parallels to those of Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’” the letter to Attorney General Holder read. “George Zimmerman has been treated much like Tom Robinson was, chastised for not being the right (or wrong) color and found guilty based on race factors.
“You have the opportunity to act as Atticus [Finch] and do the right thing. Your boss would refer to this as a ‘teachable moment.’”
DOJ spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on why Holder hasn’t authorized the arrest of any New Black Panther Party members, nor has she answered whether that decision is related to Holder’s race.


Let's help the old boy out if you can.

SANFORD, Florida (CNN) -
The man at the center of a firestorm over his shooting of an unarmed Florida teenager has launched a website, warning supporters about groups that falsely claim to be raising funds for his defense and soliciting donations for himself.
"I am the real George Zimmerman," declares the website, set up over the weekend.
"On Sunday February 26th, I was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. As a result of the incident and subsequent media coverage, I have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family and ultimately, my entire life. This website's sole purpose is to ensure my supporters they are receiving my full attention without any intermediaries."
Zimmerman's "life altering event" was the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, an act that the neighborhood watch volunteer told Sanford, Florida, police was an act of self-defense. Zimmerman has not been charged with a crime in Martin's death, a fact that has provoked demonstrations and calls that he be prosecuted for killing the teen.
The statement posted on his site (Link is below the story) warns viewers that "some persons and/or entities have been collecting funds, thinly veiled as my 'Defense Fund' or 'Legal Fund.' I cannot attest to the validity of these other websites as I have not received any funds collected, intended to support my family and I through this trying, tragic time."
But the site includes a link through which viewers can donate money to pay for Zimmerman's lawyers and living expenses "in lieu of my forced inability to maintain employment." Zimmerman pledges to "personally maintain accountability of all funds received."
Zimmerman's lawyers and a friend confirmed the authenticity of the website. Until now, friends and relatives have come forward to speak on his behalf. His attorneys have said he wants to share his story but can't, because of threats to his safety and the possibility of criminal charges.
A friend, Frank Taaffe, told CNN sister network HLN that while the site is being used to raise funds for a legal defense, it doesn't mean Zimmerman expects to be charged in connection with Martin's death.


Here's the link again in case you feel like kicking the guy a few bucks:

Again, just because he hasn't been charged doesn't mean his day-to-day bills have quit coming in. In fact, he's incurred quite a few extra expenses thanks to Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the New Black Panthers. We can help him say "Fuck You" to all those clowns by kicking him a $5 bill.

Garden Report

Day 3: No harvest yet. Motherfuckers haven't even sprouted yet. I'm getting bored.

Decided fuck it, I'll put in a couple more vegetables so I went and got some okra, pole beans and bush cucumbers.
I finally got around to getting okra because when I planted last week, I couldn't find any seeds. They had plenty of starters but #1 They didn't look real healthy and #2 I ain't paying 3 bucks for one starter when I can buy a packet of seeds (about 60 plants) for half that price.
I have a couple different varieties of bush beans in already but I like pole beans and I finally found some seed today. Can't ever have too many beans, ya know? I like my fresh beans in a big ol' pot with some little taters and some fatback floating around for flavor. My mouth is watering already.
And the bush cucumbers? I got those because CharlieGodammit has dug out 2 of my 3 cucumber hills and besides, I've never heard of cukes on a bush. Plus they're only supposed to take up 1/3 the space and that's always a good thing, so I'll try those out.

I keep telling myself that the hard part's over, what garden space I don't use for winter crops I'll cover with black plastic to keep the weeds from germinating, the rows are already formed up and the water troughs are dug. Next year it'll be simple: touch up, fertilize and plant. That way I can get bored even quicker.

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.....

The disappearing pig

Watch expert butcher Tom Mylan dissect a pig to find the choice cuts.
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Slowly... slowly...

Hard Times Preparedness Blog

Judging distance at night

Judging distance at night, a good skill for hunters

Precisely eyeballing distances after dark does not come naturally to humans. Here’s one way to improve your distance-judging skills.
by Dave Kaprocki
It was early evening when a prime red fox responded to my calls and was closing the distance from 100 yards away. I continued lip-squeaking, enticing him closer with each squeak. We played this cat and mouse game until I guessed he was 30 yards out. The time to shoot had arrived! One shot from my 12-gauge and the fox ran off into the dark and out of my life. How could this be? Out of curiosity I marked a tuft of grass where the fox stood and paced off the distance -- 43 yards! Once again I had incorrectly estimated the distance.
That hunt took place over 30 years ago when I was still somewhat “green,” but I learned a valuable lesson that night that I never forgot. I had to learn how to judge distance at night if I was going to be a successful fox hunter.

Night Vision
The first thing you notice about night hunting is the lack of color. We see shades of gray, brown, and black, but very little color. Also, everything seems “closed-in” all around you. This combination of feeling closed-in and lack of color are what causes us to lose depth perception, resulting in misjudging distances. It’s like being in a boat in the middle of a lake. It’s difficult to judge distance over open water. The same holds true at night. 

Check Your Light
Before you can learn to judge distance at night, you have to know what kind of beam your light produces. Is it a small hand-held light, a 6-volt headlight or a large spotlight?
Your light source determines how much of the area in front of you is illuminated at a certain distance. This is a critical component to the equation, and one, which you must understand to be able to accurately estimate distance.

Try the following exercise to help you learn to judge distance, simply by the size of your light beam. During the day, in an open field, place markers at 20, 30 and 40 yards from a base location. However, feel free to put them at distances related to your hunting situation. I like this setup (20, 30 and 40 yard markers) because that’s the distance I shoot most of my fox.
When all markers are in place, return at night to your base location. Shine your light towards each marker and take note at how it appears in the light beam. How bright was it? How much area around it was lit up? I was amazed at how far away the 40-yard marker looked. Always remember—objects appear farther away at night.
The purpose of this exercise is to give you practice in visualizing how much area your light source illuminates at a given distance. Also, for this exercise, it’s very important to use the same light you will be hunting with.
- Predator Xtreme

Poor babies

( – Speaking Friday at what the administration called “The White House Forum on Women and the Economy,” President Barack Obama said that after his two daughters were born, he and his wife—both Harvard Law School graduates—could not afford the “luxury” of having her stay home with the children.
In 2005, when Obama began serving in the U.S. Senate (and his daughters turned 4 and 7), he and his wife were earning a combined annual income of $479,062. Barack Obama was paid a salary of $162,100 by the U.S. taxpayers, and Michelle Obama was paid $316,962 to handle community affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center.
“And then there is the woman who once advised me at the law firm in Chicago where we met,” Obama said of his wife in his Friday talk. “Once she gave me very good advice. That’s why I decided to marry her. And once Michelle and I had our girls, she gave it her all to balance raising a family and pursuing a career–and something that could be very difficult on her, because I was gone a lot.
“Once I was in the state legislature, I was teaching, I was practicing law, I’d be traveling,” he said. “And we didn’t have the luxury for her not to work.


Try supporting a family of 4 on less than $40,000 a year because both parents work at Burger King when their jobs went away, motherfucker. Maybe you can do it in Kansas or Mississippi, but it ain't happenin' here in sunny Kalifornia.
And you're bitching because you were only making $160,000 a year? Shit, I wouldn't know how to live on that kind of money.

"To Serve and Asskick....."

'Necessary Force'

"I always thought police were nothing but good and were there to protect people," testifies Elizabeth Polak, a registered nurse from Phoenix. Her view of the State’s enforcement caste changed dramatically as a result of what she witnessed in Denver on the evening of March 25, 2008.
Polak, returning to her apartment following her daily jog, saw a man and a woman having an unremarkable conversation near the entrance to the building. Two police officers appeared – a development always pregnant with trouble – and approached the couple. From a distance of about 100 feet, Polak saw the officers stride purposefully toward the man, who was later identified as James Moore.
"The officers did not stop and have a conversation with Mr. Moore," she later recounted in a sworn affidavit. "The officers walked up to him and instantaneously punched Mr. Moore. Prior to being punched, there was no resistance or non-cooperation on his part. Mr. Moore was not given the chance to comply with any orders, if any were given. It appeared that the police were on a mission to walk up to Mr. Moore and punch him."
Shocked and terrified by the assault on Moore, his girlfriend, Julie Gomez, repeatedly exclaimed: "You have the wrong people!" Moore, who had been knocked to the ground, did what he could to avoid or deflect the blows directed at him by the assailants.
The attack on Moore "appeared to be completely unprovoked and at no time was Mr. Moore fighting back," Polak – who has never spoken with the victim – related in her affidavit. "At no time did Mr. Moore try to attack an officer. At no time did Mr. Moore try to reach for an officer’s weapon. Mr. Moore was surprisingly calm."
"I did try to stay calm," Moore, a Special Forces combat veteran, recalled to Pro Libertate. "I just tried to assure myself that the beating would eventually stop, and I just had to endure it patiently. But it didn’t stop."
The assailants, Officers Shawn Miller and John Robledo of the Denver Police Department, had been summoned to the apartment building by a noise complaint from a neighbor. Moore, who has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, had experienced a somewhat tumultuous breakdown upon learning of a friend’s death in Afghanistan. (After retiring from the military, Moore became an unabashed opponent of the Empire.) After deciding a change of scenery was in order, Moore and his girlfriend called a cab and went outside to wait. An hour later, the cops arrived.
"We were waiting outside the building, when I suddenly hear pounding and rushing footsteps – then next thing you know Miller is in my face shouting, 'Get your hands out of your pockets! Show me some ID!’" Moore told Pro Libertate. "I said, 'Why? What's going on?' – and I was almost simultaneously knocked to the ground before I could finish." Once the beating began, Moore tried to identify himself and point out he was a disabled Vet – but this availed him nothing.
Moore hit the ground hard – and went very still. Moore recalled that there was a sudden, brief pause in the assault after blood gushed from his face onto the sidewalk.
"It seems to me that they knew at that point they’d screwed up," he said. "It was as if, after a second or two, they decided to make it look as if I had been resisting arrest – which meant that they had to use a great deal of 'necessary force’ to subdue me." Robledo immediately hog-tied Moore, binding his wrists and ankles in a restraint device while Miller continued the assault. When Miller’s hands grew weary and his knuckles became sore, he extracted a small club and began hitting the victim in the neck and head.
Read the rest of this bullshit HERE.

Oh HELL YEAH, I'm there!!!

President Barack Obama is coming to the Motor City for a $1 million pizza party being thrown for him compliments of Denise Ilitch, daughter of Little Caesars’ founders Mike and Marian Ilitch. Ilitch is opening her home April 18 for the fundraiser where movers and shakers are being asked to pony up thousands to add to his re-election coffer while getting a chance to rub shoulders with the most powerful man on the planet. “I’m honored to have been asked,” by the Obama campaign to host,” Ilitch said of the event she and husband, Jim Scalici, will hold at their Metro Detroit home. She made the comments on “Michigan Matters” when asked about media reports. Watch the full episode.
When asked what she planned to serve, she said: “Pizza! But, we’ll be serving it on sterling silver plates!”
The price of admission isn’t for those on a budget. $40,000 buys access to the cocktail reception, formal photo with Obama and dinner. $10,000 buys dinner and a photo.

Stunning lack of diversity in Obama campaign

A photo of Obama’s “army” originally posted on the campaign’s Tumblr site and run in conjunction with a BuzzFeed story on the Obama campaign reveals a stunning lack of diversity among the president’s Chicago staff.
The Obama campaign’s Chicago headquarters has it all—from Jack Daniels and Ping Pong to bouncy balls and ironic desk mementos.
Yet the “army of twenty-somethings” campaign manager Jim Messina has assembled in the president’s hometown is almost uniformly white, according to photos contained in a detailed BuzzFeed report Monday.


Looks like the blacks have seen through his broken promises and empty speeches and dumped his sorry ass. The only ones that want anything to do with him are folks that still have that 'Perfect World' dream in their silly little yuppie heads.

Think you're hard to find?

State Dept. competition expands horizons of social networking

Over the past two years, millions of words have been spilled in the popular press about the power of social media to organize citizens against repressive regimes. But what if those same tools could be employed by democratic governments mobilizing citizens to achieve positive ends?
A competition the State Department co-sponsored aimed to answer that question in a very specific way. A fictional group of jewel thieves (portrayed by real people) was scattered across five global cities, and a $5,000 bounty was offered to whomever could track them down within 12 hours. The only information the Internet-organized sleuths had to go on was pictures of the "suspects."
The results were impressive, organizers of the TAG Challenge said. The winning team's participants managed to find and photograph three of the five people on the crowded streets of Washington, New York and Bratislava, Slovakia. Suspects in Stockholm and London evaded capture.
"The project demonstrates the international reach of social media and its potential for cross-border cooperation," said project organizer Joshua deLara. "It's remarkable that a team organized by individuals in the U.S., the U.K and the United Arab Emirates was able to locate an individual in Slovakia in under eight hours based only on a photograph."
The winning team said it was not yet ready to say how many people participated pending some further statistical analysis, but the total crowd who took part on the side of the team that won amounted to somewhere between 1,000 and 10,000 people.


I'd like to thank all of the sheep that participated in the State Department's little "game". Just because you have skills doesn't mean you have to jump up and down like a kid wanting to show off for Teacher for the first person to offer you a prize. Give your ego a break, man.

Showing off her camel

More money wasted on a worthless agency

Maybe I should've titled this "We Know What's Best For You And If You Don't Comply We WILL Find Out".

White House has diverted $500M to IRS to implement healthcare law

The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president’s healthcare law.
The money is only part of the IRS’s total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process. The tax agency is responsible for several key provisions of the new law, including the unpopular individual mandate.
Republican lawmakers have tried to cut off funding to implement the healthcare law, at least until after the Supreme Court decides whether to strike it down. That ruling is expected by June, and oral arguments last week indicated the justices might well overturn at least the individual mandate, if not the whole law.

“While President Obama and his Senate allies continue to spend more tax dollars implementing an unpopular and unworkable law that may very well be struck down as unconstitutional in a matter of months, I’ll continue to stand with the American people who want to repeal this law and replace it with something that will actually address the cost of healthcare,” said Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), who chairs the House Appropriations subcommittee for healthcare and is in a closely contested Senate race this year.
The Obama administration has plowed ahead despite the legal and political challenges.
It has moved aggressively to get important policies in place. And, according to a review of budget documents and figures provided by congressional staff, the administration is also burning through implementation funding provided in the healthcare law.

Poor neglected unloved dog.....

Motherfucker's got his head laying on my pillow in my lap getting his head scratched, and he has the nerve to ask for a Doggie Treat when I'm done.
Yes, he got his DT.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Okay, I know this sounds strange.....

.....but I need to score some gophers. Quickly.
CharlieGodammit's pretty much wiped out the backyard population in less than 3 months and I need to re-stock for him.
Gotta keep my boy happy, ya know?

Garden report

Day 2: Finished planting yesterday. Nothing to harvest yet. I'll check again tomorrow.

Seriously, I got my shit planted yesterday - some melons and cucumbers in areas under the spigots and spare areas of the yard, then in the garden itself I put in a row and a half of radishes, a row and a half of onions, a row of spinach, a row of carrots, a row of lettuce and two rows of bush beans. Then there's a row that I haven't planted yet, probably in lettuce in a couple more weeks. Plus there's a shitload of peppers and tomatoes that I've been planting for the past couple of weeks.

CharlieGodammit's been living up to his name, digging up one cucumber hill 3 times, dumping a load right on the edges where I walk and last night Lisa thought she saw him in the middle of my freshly planted garden. Then this morning when I walked out there I saw those monster prints on top of two rows. He tried to deny they were his but I know his tracks well (he turns his right front paw in just slightly) and besides, he's the only fucking dog we have. I'm not real stupid, ya know?
Motherfucker is fixing to get educated to a wristrocket. I just gotta be careful not let him see me pop him - that dog has a l-o-n-g memory. He'll nail me right on the ass hours later.

So yeah, it's been a long while since I've put a full garden in and probably only the second time I've put in a new garden which is a bitch because I was breaking ground that probably hasn't been turned since the 60s. No, I didn't use a rototiller because when I look at something I need to do, I still look at it with a 25 year old's eyes instead of my bleary old 52 year old ones. But don't worry, my back quickly reminds my eyes about their mistake.

Gotta be California (again)


Oh look! A puppy!!!

Judging by their expressions

You'd think they were heading to their executions instead of Easter services.

2 arrested in Tulsa shooting

Tulsa, Oklahoma (CNN) -- Authorities in Oklahoma arrested two people early Sunday in connection with a deadly spate of apparently random shootings in Tulsa that have had residents on edge.
About 30 representatives from four law enforcement agencies -- the Tulsa police, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI -- had been working around the clock looking for the person that authorities say killed three people and wounded two others in shooting attacks early Friday.
The police identified the arrested men as Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32. They were taken into custody from a home in Tulsa.


Whether it black on white or white on black, pulling this kind of garbage based solely on the color of a person's race is bullshit.

Hoping y'all have a Happy Easter