Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

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- Robb

And I thought I was having a bad day......

Cops

I published a couple of bad cop stories and my inbox is flooded with stories and links along the same lines. There's no way I can or want to publish all of them.
I don't like cops and am very distrustful of them and their actions. Why? Let me just say that if every dog you had contact with growled, snarled or bit you, you would be perfectly justified in not liking dogs. And before you go all righteous on me and think I'm an ex-con with a grudge, I'm generally a law-abiding citizen. Never been to prison, did 13 days in the county lockup 30 years ago to pay off a DUI, haven't even had a speeding ticket in 20 years.
My personal dislike of so-called lawmen is just that - personal.

This blog is not about hating cops. I'm not sure what it's about, even after 4 years but it's not hating cops. You can go to a dozen different sites that are devoted solely to police abuse for your jollies.
But that asshole in Austin that shot Cisco needs to have his ass stomped.

Levon Helm dead at 71

One of the most treasured voices in American music has been silenced.
Levon Helm, the singer and drummer who anchored the legendary rock group The Band in the 1960s and '70s and enjoyed a remarkable comeback nearly four decades later after throat cancer had reduced his voice to a whisper, has died. He was 71.
Helm appeared frail in recent years, but there was no inkling his health had taken a grave turn until Tuesday, when his wife and daughter posted a statement on his Website announcing, "Levon is in the final stages of his battle with cancer."
"Please send your prayers and love to him as he makes his way on this stage of his journey," they wrote.
Helm was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 with the other members of The Band. And in 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named him as one of the "100 greatest singers of all time."
His voice reflected an Arkansas drawl and lifetime of musical influences, from country to blues and soul. He could be haunting or howling, melodic or mournful.
That voice soared to prominence with The Band, providing the lead on such lasting classics as "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down" and "Up on Cripple Creek."

Helm also appeared in movies as an actor, making his screen debut in "The Coal Miner's Daughter," playing Loretta Lynn's father, Ted Webb.
Much more HERE

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Just this morning on the way in to work I was listening to The Band.
It's a sad day.

Fucking hilarious

video

Woo-hoo

Tomorrow is my 20 year anniversary at work. It's true, I managed to last 20 years at the warehouse. Not bad considering I was a heavy press and lathe set-up man by trade before I got laid off and had to find another job quick.
I never cared for my job but unemployment has always been real high here in the valley and I make a decent wage and good benefits. Gotta hold on to that shit, you know?
I get another weeks' vacation for my effort and just that much closer to my retirement.

I've only had 5 jobs in my 35 years in the workforce if you include the army and don't include when I was self employed either mining or doing ranch work. My longest stint of unemployment was 3 years back in the early 80s but I managed to support myself mining and that was when gold was under $300 an ounce. Hard, HARD motherfucking work without a certain payday. Fuck, I need to change the subject, my back's starting to ache just thinking about it.

I did ranch work when the mining wasn't paying- started out fencing and then working with stock, mostly BLM horses that my boss bought at auction. He'd buy them 2 or 3 at a time and then have me green-break them. I dislike horses to this day and I still refuse to string a bobbed wire fence.

Me and the Army didn't get along to well, mostly because I don't care for motherfuckers telling me what to do. But I gave them their time on their terms and we called it even.

I enjoyed doing set-up work at the Army Ammo Plant I worked at for 10 years. Changing punches and dies, adjusting these heavy presses to within .0001" and running production. Later I went over and started running lathes and milling machines but I enjoyed the presses more. Something about standing between two presses that are banging out grenades, the downstroke so powerful that the ground shook. You could hear those presses a half mile away - I know this for a fact because I lived a half mile away and I could hear those fuckers running at night.
What I didn't like was running those fucking presses 84 hours a week. That sucked.

All this talk about work is making me tired. Fuck it, I'm hitting the shower.

Heart attack sandwich to go, please

Murray sent this in.
I can't do the post justice, you'll have to check it out yourself HERE.

Been there done that

- Bryn

Gov't control using starvation

The horrific event, known in Ukrainian as the Holodomor (literally, murder by starvation), took place in 1932-1933, less than twenty years after Ukraine was forcibly incorporated into the Soviet Union. Determined to force all Ukrainian farmers onto collective farms, to crush the burgeoning national revival, and to forestall any calls for Ukraine's independence, the brutal Communist regime of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin embarked on a campaign to starve the Ukrainian people into submission.

The Soviet government confiscated all the grain produced by Ukrainian farmers, withheld other foodstuffs, executed anyone trying to obtain food, and punished those who attempted to flee. As a result, in the land called the Breadbasket of Europe, millions of men, women, and children were starved to death.
MORE HERE

Thanks to Murray for the link.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Can't say that I hate to see you go.....

Big Sis on your morning commute

Mandatory ‘Big Brother’ Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

Paul Joseph Watson
Infowars.com
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
A bill already passed by the Senate and set to be rubber stamped by the House would make it mandatory for all new cars in the United States to be fitted with black box data recorders from 2015 onwards.
Section 31406 of Senate Bill 1813 (known as MAP-21), calls for “Mandatory Event Data Recorders” to be installed in all new automobiles and legislates for civil penalties to be imposed against individuals for failing to do so.
“Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall revise part 563 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, to require, beginning with model year 2015, that new passenger motor vehicles sold in the United States be equipped with an event data recorder that meets the requirements under that part,” states the bill.
Although the text of legislation states that such data would remain the property of the owner of the vehicle, the government would have the power to access it in a number of circumstances, including by court order, if the owner consents to make it available, and pursuant to an investigation or inspection conducted by the Secretary of Transportation.
Given the innumerable examples of both government and industry illegally using supposedly privacy-protected information to spy on individuals, this represents the slippery slope to total Big Brother surveillance of every American’s transport habits and location data.
MORE HERE

Thanks to Swamprat for the link.

82 and not a grey hair on his head.

Dick Clark died earlier today. The famed TV producer was 82.
Paul Shefrin, a rep for the entertainment legend, told ABC News his client suffered a "massive heart attack." According to TMZ, Clark was at St. John’s hospital in Los Angeles for an outpatient procedure when the heart attack occurred. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

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I can't think of anybody that didn't listen to Dick Clark on the radio - the Top 10 countdown and watch American Bandstand on TV.
Fuck, even I did before I discovered weed and The Grateful Dead.

Ted, Ted, Ted.....

Ted Nugent will meet with the Secret Service on Thursday as a result of incendiary comments he made about the president, the rocker told conservative radio host Glenn Beck.
“We actually have heard from the Secret Service and they have a duty. I support them. I salute them. And I look forward to our meeting tomorrow,” Nugent said on Wednesday, according to the Beck-founded website The Blaze. “I‘m sure we’ll have a great conversation … bottom line is, I’ve never threatened anybody’s life in my life. I’ve never threatened. I don’t waste breath threatening.”
Nugent emphasized that he has a great deal of respect for the Secret Service, and never actually advocated physical violence.
“Every reference I made, whether it’s a shot across the bow or targeting the enemy, it always ended the sentence with ‘in November at the voter booth,’” he said on the show. “I’m not trying to diminish the seriousness of this, because if the Secret Service are doing it they are serious. They are dedicated and I will be as polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly.”
The Secret Service confirmed on Tuesday that it would look into the musician’s remarks.
www.weaselzippers.us

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WHAT IN THE FUCK happened to the Uncle Ted we all knew and loved?
First you endorse Obamney and now this. Can you suck that SS ass any harder, man? Tell 'em if they can't recognize a figure of speech, then they're bigger fucking idiots than you thought.
Jesus..... I am truly disappointed in you, man. You're mellowing WAY too much in your old age. You seriously need to go out and kill something.

Sorry man, we have our "theory" in writing.

Remarks by the President at Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH — WhiteHouse.gov

“There’s always going to be arguments in Washington. But this one is different, because we’re talking about the central challenge of our time. Right now, we have two competing visions of our future, and the choice could not be clearer. And let me say, those folks on the other side, I am sure they are patriots, I’m sure they’re sincere in terms of what they say. But their theory, I believe, is wrong.”
www.weaselzippers.us

Stupid motherfucker

Public outrage builds over Austin police officer who fatally shot dog

AUSTIN, Texas – The fatal shooting of a pet dog by an Austin Police Department officer over the weekend is sparking outrage near and far.
As of Monday evening, close to 22,000 people had hit the "Like" button on a Facebook page called “Justice for Cisco,” the name of Austinite Michael Paxton's dog, which was killed by an officer.
On Saturday afternoon, a passerby called 911 around 4:30 to report a domestic disturbance. 
What the responding officer, APD Officer Thomas Griffin, didn’t know when he arrived minutes later, is that the 911 caller mistakenly gave the wrong address.
Upon arrival, the first person Officer Griffin encountered was Michael Paxton and his blue heeler, named Cisco.
Austin police confirmed Monday that Officer Griffin got out of his patrol car with his weapon drawn.
In audio captured on Officer Griffin’s dashboard camera, you can hear the officer give Paxton commands to put his hands up and to control his dog. Austin police removed a few seconds of the tape where Griffin fatally shoots the dog.
“Why didn't you get your dog when I told you to get your dog?" questioned Officer Griffin.
"I didn't know! You just came around the corner and told me to put my hands up. What am I supposed to do?” replied Paxton.
"But you knew your dog was back there, correct?" said Grffin.
“I didn't know anybody was here. I was just walking to my truck,” said Paxton.
Griffin told superiors at APD that the blue heeler was running toward him in an aggressive manner.
Paxton says Cisco would never attack anyone but admits that the dog was running toward Officer Griffin.
“He did challenge him. He came out of the yard barking, running towards him, as he probably would for anybody,” said Paxton.
Sgt. David Daniels says APD does not have a policy regarding aggressive animals.
“We're sorry that the dog owner lost his dog over the incident," said Sgt. Daniels. "It's an unfortunate situation, but the officer was basically in retreat, and he fired his weapon in self-defense.”
Officer Griffin remains on full-duty pending an internal review of the incident, which is customary whenever an officer fires a weapon.
SOURCE
Thanks to Irish for the link

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And here's a letter from the Chief of Police in Austin.

Chief Acevedo's response to the death of Cisco
We are receiving thousands of e-mails and telephone calls on this matter. Many of the written and telephonic contacts with members of our department have been vile, and included serious threats, including threats to shoot our officer(s). I personally crafted the following response and I apologize in advance if you are offended by this fact. I am one person, with a department to run, a city to protect, and a family to love. I assure you that we will have some positive outcomes out of this incident, but we have to conduct our review in accordance with the law and our own policies, regardless of public sentiment. After meeting with and personally speaking with Officer Griffin (who is part of a household that includes family dogs, like most of our police department families), I know he feels badly for Mr. Paxton and Cisco. Officer Griffin has requested to personally meet with Mr. Paxton to extend his condolences. I have extended this offer to Mr. Paxton and he has indicated he will contact me when he is ready to meet with Officer Griffin.

The hyper-vigilance issue I refer to below is something that we will have to consider and monitor closely throughout our department and it has to be part of our review. As to the mob mentality I reference below, sorry, but when people are calling us and directing profanity laced insults and threats toward our employee(s) in writing and on telephone calls, I can’t think of how else to describe it. While I expect to be subjected to public scrutiny, I don’t expect people in this department to be subjected to the treatment they are receiving. Finally, please share this e-mail with whomever you would like, I stand by every word.
SOURCE

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Hey, people are fucking pissed. Folks are getting sick and fucking tired of our police running rampant over the citizens.

Stylin' and Profilin'

Brad's day started out good.....

Oh yeah. She's hot.

Sleep on the couch last night, dear?

Whap splat

If she slips, they'll never get her unstuck from the floor.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

And the Sheeple went "Baa, baa, baa....."
























Help me, I'm lost and can't find my way




Saw this link over at III Percent Patriots just now.


Big Sis Launches Undercover TSA Spies To Ride Houston Buses

A new program in Houston will place undercover TSA agents and police officers on buses whose job it will be to perform bag searches, watch for “suspicious activity” and interrogate passengers in order to ‘curb crime and terrorism’.



Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee unveiled the program, labeled Bus Safe, during a press conference on Friday. According to a Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston (METRO) press release, agencies involved in the scheme will, “ride buses, perform random bag checks, and conduct K-9 sweeps, as well as place uniformed and plainclothes officers at Transit Centers and rail platforms to detect, prevent and address latent criminal activity or behavior.”
“While local law enforcement agencies focus on overall safety measures noted above, representatives with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will also be on hand, lending their counter-terrorism expertise and support during the exercise,” states the press release.
“If you think you’re going to be a bad actor on buses, get ready. You are going to have a short-lived time frame,” Jackson Lee said during the press conference. The Congresswoman is a staunch advocate of the TSA, having recently chastised the passage of a new law that allows airports to evict TSA agents and replace them with private screeners by claiming it would lead to a new 9/11-style attack.
According to KPRC 2 News, METRO refused to disclose on what dates or bus routes the program would be operational. As well as TSA agents, police officers from the Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 7 will be involved.
According to Phillip Levine of the Houston Free Thinkers blog, shortly after Lee gave her press conference the operation went straight into effect, with DHS and Metro Police officers questioning passengers who were exiting buses about their destinations and their reasons for riding the bus.
“When I arrived at Wheeler I got off the stage and instantly noticed the massive police presence. The police presence consisted of DHS, metro police, HPD, TSA, and Harris county police officers. They were going on to buses searching and stopping people for questions. Apparently Sheila Jackson Lee was there pushing for more security like what I was viewing. I asked the TSA agent if there was gonna be a bigger presence of metro or TSA. He said both,” Levine said in an email.

This is a wake-up call for Americans who had hoped to avoid being harassed by TSA agents by not using airports.
TSA agents are now being used to literally occupy America with an expansion of the 9,000 plus checkpoints that were already operational last year. 12 more TSA VIPR teams (Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response) will be added to the 25 who are already present at transportation hubs throughout the country.
Back in October we reported on how Tennessee’s Homeland Security Commissioner announced that a raft of new “security checkpoints” would be in place over the Halloween period to “keep roadways safe for trick-or-treaters”. Earlier that same month it was announced that Transportation Security Administration officials would be manning highway checkpoints in Tennessee targeting truck drivers.
TSA agents have been deployed to shake down Americans at everywhere from bus depots, to ferry terminals, to train stations, in one instance conducting pat downs of passengers, including children, who had already completed their journey when arriving in Savannah.
If the mass rollout of the TSA’s occupying army of minimum wage morons is not abated, Americans will have to get used to being interrogated, frisked and treated like criminals by TSA goons on a regular basis, meaning the United States’ transformation into a Soviet-style police state festooned with internal checkpoints will be complete.
SOURCE

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- Irish

The Secret Service has their nose up Uncle Teds' ass now

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service is reportedly investigating faded '70s rock star Ted Nugent for his recent insistence he'll be "dead or in jail" in a year's time if President Barack Obama is re-elected in November.
At a convention of the National Rifle Association over the weekend, the longtime gun advocate compared Obama and the Democrats to a coyote who should be shot.
"It isn't the enemy that ruined America," he said as he reaffirmed his endorsement of Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
"It's good people who bent over and let the enemy in. If the coyote's in your living room pissing on your couch, it's not the coyote's fault. It's your fault for not shooting him."
He accused the Obama administration of being "evil" and "America-hating."
"If Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year," he said angrily. "We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November."
He then told his audience of proud gun-owners that if they failed to "clean house in this vile, evil, America-hating administration, I don't even know what you're made out of."
The Secret Service says it's aware of the weekend remarks and is looking into them.
The Romney campaign, meantime, attempted to distance itself from Nugent on Tuesday, undoubtedly regretting the former Massachusetts governor's comments last month to a Missouri radio show: "It's been fun getting to know Ted Nugent."
"Divisive language is offensive no matter what side of the political aisle it comes from," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said in an email to reporters. "Mitt Romney believes everyone needs to be civil."

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Let's see, the New Black Panthers offer a $10,000 reward in writing on a man's head and nobody does a fucking thing about it, but let Ted Nugent say something rhetorically about the Obamessiah and the Secret Service is investigating him.
Yeah, that sounds about right.

Some people are not in the mood to be fucked with



The Feral Irishman

Somebody forgot to drink his Kool-aid

In a homily delivered Saturday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois challenged President Obama’s HHS mandate, suggesting that the president was following the same path as Hitler and Stalin.
“Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services, and health care,” Jenky said. “In clear violation of our First Amendment rights, Barack Obama – with his radical, pro abortion and extreme secularist agenda, now seems intent on following a similar path.” Jenky added.

.....For 2,000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best. But think about it. The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution, during the days of the Roman Empire.
The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism.
And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.
The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.

'Never let a dead guy go to waste'

In an appearance on the Spanish language station Univision’s “Al Punto” Sunday show, President Obama, with the help of host Enrique Acevedo, appealed to Latino voters by tying the Trayvon Martin case to the “anti-immigrant” sentiment Obama said Hispanics have recently faced.

In his final question to Obama, Acevedo asked, “Finally, Mr. President, why is it that half a century after the civil rights movement and after the American people elected their first African-American president do I have to stand today here in front of you and ask you about racial tensions in the U.S.? And of course, I’m referring to the Trayvon Martin case.”

It is worth noting that Acevedo--on a Spanish language network--made no mention of the fact that Zimmerman identified himself as a “Hispanic,” which would pierce the meme and narrative Acevedo wanted Obama to advance, which Obama obligingly did.

Obama could have noted that Zimmerman was as Hispanic as he is Black and could have said that since the facts of what happened on the night Martin died are still unknown, Americans shouldn't hastily use the Trayon Martin tragedy as a symbol of “racial tensions in the U.S.,” as Acevedo suggested.

Of course, Obama did not respond this way for politicizing the Martin tragedy works to his political advantage and drives home the misconceived notion that America is a nation of systemic inequalities that needs to be fundamentally transformed.

Here is how Obama responded.

“Well, I think we all understand that issues of race are deeply embedded in the history of this country,” Obama said. “Sometimes that history has been tragic, slavery, Jim Crow, but also more recent examples of anti-immigrant sentiment, and you know, I think what I always tell people is that...my election alone is not going to completely transform attitudes because this has to do with hearts and not just minds. It has to do with attitudes, not just laws.”

Obama then noted that “things have changed profoundly” since he was born, but with “each successive generation there are going to be misunderstandings; there are going to be tensions; there’s going to be tragedy sometimes, and what’s important for us to do is to look at it honestly, look at it squarely, but then move forward.”

Unfortunately, Obama has not taken his own advice in discussing the Martin tragedy.
In politicizing Martin’s death yet again, Obama and his friends in the mainstream media are not looking at the case “honestly” and “squarely.” Instead, Obama and the mainstream media are the ones who are refusing to move forward when an incident they so desperately wanted to use a symbol of all of the injustices they see in America turns out to not be so.
Breitbart's Big Journalism

WHOA!!! Get the outriggers out on that!!!!!

Fuck the Two Party system

Americans will soon have their choice for the 2012 presidential race: Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama. But one group, Americans Elect, is determined to give voters a third choice for president. Americans Elect is out to shake up the voting process, taking nominations and votes for a third party candidate online, and promising to put a candidate on the ballot of every state come November.
The group is telling voters, "you've got somewhere else to go," said Elliot Ackerman, Americans Elect's chief operating officer. "We're going to put a small-i, independent, on the ballot in all 50 states, and every registered voter in this country - they don't have to be a Republican or a Democrat - they can participate."
The group's top declared candidate is Buddy Roemer, who at the time of writing had just under 3,200 supporters. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex, is listed as a draft candidate and has about double the number of supporters; Paul is currently seeking the Republican nomination for president. Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman and Bernie Sanders are also listed as draft candidates.
But does the group think any of their candidates -- declared, draft, or otherwise -- can actually win the general election? And how will Americans Elect support them through the 2012 race? Check out this week's Spinners and Winners to find out.
SOURCE

To Serve and Protect

Found this at III Percent Patriots


For Bogota, New York Officer Regina Tasca, it was trying to prevent other officers from beating the hell out of an emotionally disturbed man. Tasca hasn’t been fired yet. Her fate now rests in the hands of judge.
In Bogota, officers control whether or not their dashboard camera rolls. Fortunately, when Officer Tasca responded to a call in April 2011, she clicked her unit “on.” The black-and-white tape captures it all–a mother, Tara, screaming for police to stop punching her son on their front lawn. She had called to have her emotionally disturbed son Kyle taken to the hospital. Bogota police responded while waiting for the ambulance. Tasca was the sole officer on the road that day, so she called for back-up according to protocol. Ridgefield Park police then sent two officers. Tasca had just completed her state-mandated training for working with emotionally disturbed citizens.
Tasca described what we see on the videotape: “The Ridgefield Park officer automatically charges and takes him down to the ground. I was quite shocked. As he’s doing that, another Ridgefield Park officer flies to the scene in his car, jumps out and starts punching him in the head.”
On the tape you can hear Tara, the mother, and Kyle, her son, screaming, “Why are you punching him?” and “Stop punching me!”
Kyle, by the way, was never charged with a crime. Tasca got involved, and was eventually able to pry Kyle’s attackers off of him. And that was her undoing.
Read more about Texas Freds' heroes here.

Better Dead Than Red

Ted Nugent is hitting the pavement for GOP president hopeful Mitt Romney. The rocker called for attendees of the National Rifle Association’s convention to go out and recruit thousands of people to vote for Romney in the coming election. Nugent said, ”Our government is wiping its a– with the Constitution.” During an on-site interview, he also told the crowd, ”We’ve got four Supreme Court justices who don’t believe in the Constitution. Does everybody here know that four of the Supreme Court justices not only determined you don’t have the right to keep and bear arms, four Supreme Court justices signed their name to a declaration that Americans have no fundamental right to self-defense? That sounds like a stoned hippie. That doesn’t sound like a Supreme Court anything.” The musician went on to say: ”If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year.” A representative for Nugent didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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I've always admired Uncle Ted both as a musician and an American, but there's no way in hell that I would endorse Obama Lite for dogcatcher, much less president of the United States.

But I did catch a funny comment on that page:

Did Nugent go too far with his rhetoric? Is it wrong to fire up voters in the way that he seemed to want to do?

What Ted said was nothing compared to some of the shit I've heard pop out of liberal mouths. But the guy that posted that comment posted a whole shitload of one-line comments spaced about a minute apart to load up the comments section - gotta make Uncle Ted look bad, you know?

Time to say bye-bye

(Reuters) - A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship.
"'Truth, justice, and the American way' - it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran.
Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and more than the total for 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined.
But not everyone's motivations are as lofty as Superman's. Many say they parted ways with America for tax reasons.
The United States is one of the only countries to tax its citizens on income earned while they're living abroad. And just as Americans stateside must file tax returns each April - this year, the deadline is Tuesday - an estimated 6.3 million U.S. citizens living abroad brace for what they describe as an even tougher process of reporting their income and foreign accounts to the IRS. For them, the deadline is June.
Read more HERE

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You think this is something, wait and see what happens when Obama gets serious about taxing the rich at an even higher rate.
The very wealthy are a notoriously international people. They don't give a fuck where they live and if they start getting robbed even more by the IRS, they'll pack their shit up, along with their businesses and leave for wherever.

Coming to a city near you

Military helicopters at play in Chicago

Witnesses described three to four very heavily armed men in each chopper. Several said some of the men appeared to be tethered and were at times literally hanging out of the choppers, and looked ready to jump.
Calling it routine training, city officials said in a statement such exercises are conducted by military personnel in various cities around the country. They say the exercises are designed to improve the military's ability to operate in urban environments.
Read the entire story HERE

DOJ assists racist protesting now?

Little-Known DOJ Cell Watches Trayvon Martin Protests

A largely unknown group of Justice Department officials has inserted itself into the local Florida protest movement surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin, assisting the protestors and attending their meetings and rallies.
While the officials are tasked with preventing racial violence, it appears that in carrying out their duties, they have provided significant assistance to those protesting the killing of Martin, who black, by George Zimmerman, who is half white and half Hispanic.
The officials are members of the DOJ’s Community Relations Service, also known as “The Peacemakers,” a special unit established under the 1964 Civil Rights Act and empowered to act to mitigate local tensions between ethnic groups.
From the CRS website:
It is the only Federal entity dedicated to assisting state and local government units, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders. The CRS works to restore stability and accord.
Under President Obama, the group’s mission has expanded substantially. Officials are permitted to take on a more aggressive role, moving from a “reactionary” to a “preventative” stance, CRS Director Ondray Harris told the website Main Justice. And the categories that can bring in The Peacemakers now include gender, “gender identity,” sexual orientation, religion, and disability.
Martin’s killing set off vocal protests – led by Al Sharpton – demanding the arrest of Zimmerman. Faced with threats of escalating fury from the protestors, Florida officials arrested Zimmerman last week. Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have both suggested sympathy for the protestors or for Martin himself.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, The Peacemakers have ended up offering advice and assistance to the protestors.
When racial tensions flared in Sanford, a league of secretive peacemakers reached out to the city’s spiritual and civic leaders to help cool heated emotions after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in February.
When civil-rights organizers wanted to demonstrate, these federal workers taught them how to peacefully manage crowds.
They even arranged a police escort for college students to ensure safe passage for their 40-mile march from Daytona Beach to Sanford to demand justice.
The Peacemakers are viewed by the protestors as a quietly protective, on-the-ground force, the Sentinel story makes clear.
“They were there for us,” said the Rev. Valarie Houston, pastor of Allen Chapel AME Church, a focal point for the community after the unarmed teen’s death. She met the peacekeepers there for the first time during a March 20 town-hall meeting. “We felt protected,” she said.
Houston said the conciliators told her they act as the “eyes and ears of the community” and provided guidance about keeping their message about nonviolence clear.
At every rally, community meeting and march, since the shooting, conciliators were there.
In their Navy blue windbreakers, polo shirts and dark sunglasses, they look like federal agents.
Their caps are embroidered with the Justice Department’s seal. They watch and listen silently. But they say little publicly.
When reporters try to chat them up, they remain stoic, saying simply they cannot talk to the media.
There is a secretive aspect to the group’s activities, although officials assert this is to facilitate participation in The Peacemakers mediation efforts. According to Main Justice, officials are barred from revealing the identity of parties participating in negotiations overseen by the CRS.
- SOURCE

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Looks to me like this DOJ is picking sides. Oh wait, that happened the day the Obamessiah took office.
Oh well, looks like Zimerman has gotten plenty of reasons for an appeal.

Monday, April 16, 2012

$30,000 a bowl for Bo's campaign dinner

(Washington Examiner) — Now even Bo, the nation’s first pup, is being used to raise money for his the reelection campaign of his owner, President Obama. Cute for sure, but not everybody’s wagging their tail over what is the first use of a presidential pet to raise campaign cash.
On the Obama-Biden campaign website, Bo is featured because it is the third anniversary of his adoption. “It’s a promise Barack made to his daughters–that if he won the election in November 2008, he would buy them their long-awaited puppy. On April 14, 2009, Barack followed through on his promise to Malia and Sasha–the Obamas welcomed Bo into their home,” says the campaign of the Portuguese water dog.
“Now, he’s got three years under his collar as the first dog. This April, wish Bo Obama a happy anniversary as a member of the first family,” adds the campaign website in a posting headlined, “Throw Bo A Bone On His Anniversary.” Of course, that “bone” would be a campaign contribution, starting at $10.

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Hey, ya gotta use what works. I know CharlieGodammit has raked in more bone money than I have ammo money from donations here. He's also cuter than I am so it ain't no biggie.

Oh my, where will we walk Fifi?

Coyotes force closure of trails in Golden Gate Park to dogs



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are closing some trails to dogs in Golden Gate Park in response to aggressive behavior from coyotes.
The trails are near JFK Drive and the park's north and middle lakes by the buffalo enclosure. The trails will likely remain closed to dogs until August.
Park Department spokeswoman Sarah Ballard says walkers and joggers in the area will also be cautioned.
One resident told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/Ig5kEV) her dogs were on a leash when they were threatened by a coyote. The animal was eventually scared off by a park department truck.
Animal control officials believe the coyotes have a den in the area and are defending their territory during pup season.

Big Monday Hooker Sale

Selected Hookers - Half Off!!!














- Irish

Livin' the White Trash dream

I've been pretty much useless with a toothache for the past week or so and finally got in to see the dentist today.
Hari the Hindu tells me that's it's abcessed and will probably have to be pulled and to take a shitload of antibiotics and come back next week.
"What? Next week? Fuck that, pull it." I've got a PatCon to go to this weekend, plus I don't want to go through another week sniveling like a little bitch again.
"But it's infected. It may not go completely numb....."
"Pull it."
"But... but... but..."
"Pull it."

Hari wasn't lying - it didn't go completely numb even after 4 big ol' syringes of a local, but it didn't hurt nearly as bad as the pain that's been keeping me awake at night.

That's 3 teeth I've lost in the past 5 years - between those and my wisdom teeth, I'm about a quarter of the way through them.
7 down, 25 to go.

Another "Aw fuck" moment in time

I may be on to something here

A little while back somebody (I can't remember who) came up with ways to boost traffic but the only one that really caught on was Rule 5 - post a beautiful babe, and then there were Rule 5 Fridays.
I never participated in Rule 5 Fridays because it seemed sexist as hell to me and I seem to have a lot of female readers.


That and the fact that I didn't need a special day to post cuties - I think I manage to bring you a pretty damned nice selection of near-nudes all through the week.
Rule 5 Fridays are okay, but let's face it: They fall on Friday. Your week is fucking done. Your vision is blurry, you've got a stagger to your gait and you've got two days to recover. It just can't get much better than that, so when you stop and think about it, a Rule 5 girl is kind of a waste.

What we really need is something for Mondays when you've got 5 motherfucking days in front of you, 5 days of pimple-popping bosses up your ass, 5 days until you can really tie one on. That's when you need a good looking babe to take your mind off your miserable life.
So I decided on a new catagory. How about.....


MILFY MONDAYS

Feel free to pick up on the idea. Or not.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"MY WHITE WOMAN!!!"

Weapon of Masked Destruction

I wonder what that fucking make-up is covering.....

He's everywhere



Any pissed off Christians out there wanting to cut my head off? No?

Death From Above

She looks good even when she's cleaning dogshit off her shoe

She's gotta be rich

- Woody

The Littlest Rebel

Clumsy cuties

Rubbing our noses in it, asshole?

(CNSNews.com) — Just two days after President Barack Obama gave a sharply edged response to news anchor Larry Conners of KMOV in St. Louis after Conners had asked the president about Americans who “get frustrated and even angered when they see the first family jetting around [to] different vacations and so forth,” Obama told a panel at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia that part of his job there was to scout out locations for a future vacation with First Lady Michelle Obama.
Obama was speaking on a panel with Colombian President Juan Mauel Santos and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff when he made the remarks. The panel was moderated by Chris Matthews of MSNBC.
“I want to thank President Santos and the people of Colombia for the extraordinary hospitality in the beautiful city of Cartagena,” said Obama. “We’re having a wonderful time. And usually when I take these summit trips, part of my job is to scout out where I may want to bring Michelle back later for vacation. So we’ll make sure to come back sometime in the near future.”. . .

- www.weaselzippers.us

No, I don't know where this range is at.

Figures don't lie

Former Dem. Congressman Kennedy Alleges 'Quid Pro Quo' for Access to White House

Access to the Obama White House is in direct correlation to the amount of money donated to the president's reelection effort and the Democratic party, the New York Times reports today.
The Times reports: "those who donated the most to Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party since he started running for president were far more likely to visit the White House than others. Among donors who gave $30,000 or less, about 20 percent visited the White House, according to a New York Times analysis that matched names in the visitor logs with donor records. But among those who donated $100,000 or more, the figure rises to about 75 percent. Approximately two-thirds of the president’s top fund-raisers in the 2008 campaign visited the White House at least once, some of them numerous times."
But the most explosive allegation in the news story comes from former Democratic congressman Patrick Kennedy, son of the late Ted Kenney, who calls what the Obama White House is doing "quid pro quo."
Patrick J. Kennedy, the former representative from Rhode Island, who donated $35,800 to an Obama re-election fund last fall while seeking administration support for a nonprofit venture, said contributions were simply a part of “how this business works.”
“If you want to call it ‘quid pro quo,’ fine,” he said. “At the end of the day, I want to make sure I do my part.”
 Mr. Kennedy visited the White House several times to win support for One Mind for Research, his initiative to help develop new treatments for brain disorders. While his family name and connections are clearly influential, he said, he knows White House officials are busy. And as a former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, he said he was keenly aware of the political realities they face.
And Kennedy admits that folks in the White House are checking out the donor records:
“I know that they look at the reports,” he said, referring to records of campaign donations. “They’re my friends anyway, but it won’t hurt when I ask them for a favor if they don’t see me as a slouch.”
Translated, "quid pro quo" means "this for that." As in, if you want this from the Obama White House, then give that (e.g., cash).
SOURCE

Grumpy, pissed and being a whiney li'l bitch

I've had a tooth bothering me for the past couple of week - it was a tooth last week, now it's two teeth, both on the same side, one on top and the other on the bottom. The one on top had a filling come out so it's a sharp pain and I have no idea what's up with the bottom one but my whole jaw aches. The kind of ache that when I made the appointment the receptionist asked if I wanted her to call with a reminder and I said no, the tooth will remind me thank you very much.
They could've gotten me in last week but that meant that I'd have to take a day off and besides, it's unmanly to admit you're in any kind of pain.
I should've swallowed my pride and went in because I ended up taking Friday off anyway and today I'm crying in a most unmanly way. I am being a little pussy. Fucking toothache was so bad it woke me up at 3 AM this morning for a mouthful of Orajel.

I hate dentists. When I was a kid, the only dentists we went to were Army dentists and they are not known for their skills. Oh, there are some excellent dentists in the Services I'm sure, but they're all taking care of Field Grade officers, not some snot nosed 10 year old kid ready to do combat with any damned body with a drill or needle in his hand.
So I'll have my work done as needed, but I really have to need it done. Today is going to be one of those days that I wish I still drank.

I went in for a root canl once and had a dental assistant ask me if I had been hit in the mouth there. I thought about it for a while and asked "How recently are we talking here?"
"Ever. Have you ever been hit in the mouth there? Recent studies have shown that a sudden impact on a tooth can cause nerve damage later in life."
Shit, those folks are gonna make a lot of money off me - I can't count the number of times I've been hit in the mouth.

My old dentist sold his practice a few months ago, so this is my first trip to the new guy and probably my last one too. I recently moved and there's no sense driving to another town to get my work done. We'll see how it goes.