Saturday, December 01, 2012

Let me guess: Sen. Diane Feinstein's office.

All right! A III Precenter wedding!!!!!

CharlieGodammit a fucking democrat?

I'm thinking I probably should've named CharlieGodammit Cletus or Tyrone or Jose. All that motherfucker does is move from one free handout to the next and gets all huffy when you tell him no.

Scott's representing Texas

AR maintenance


The Obamessiah's newest BFF

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Enrique Pena Nieto has taken the oath of office as Mexico's new president, bringing the old ruling party back to power after a 12-year hiatus.
His Institutional Revolutionary Party ruled for 71 years with a mix of populist handouts, graft and rigged elections before being voted out and replaced by the conservative National Action Party in 2000.
Pena Nieto has promised to govern democratically with transparency.
His swearing in was marred Saturday by protesters outside the Congress lobbing homemade bombs and firecrackers and shouting: "Mexico without the PRI!"
Before the swearing in, leftist congressmen inside the chambers demanded to know what was going on in the crowds and urged police to use restraint. Congressman Rafael Huerta of the Labor Party urged the new government to protect the people.

"With transparency"...... now where have we heard that before?
Well, they already met and I'm sure that CIC the (Cocksucker In Chief) gave President-elect Nieto a shitload of tips on governing with democracy and transparency. Hell, he probably had Nancy "We must pass this bill so we can see what's in it" Pelosi right along side of him.
Personally, I hope Mr Nieto is more sucessful in restoring Mexico back to the people than Obama is. I'm not being sarcastic - I would love to see their economy boom, their standard of living raised, the drug trade destroyed and with all of that, a reverse migration.

German muslims in shock

Germany is about to ban sex with animals, including the 'pimping' of farm animals for sex. Source: Herald Sun
THE German government is about to reintroduce a ban on bestiality, after pressure from animal welfare groups.
Newspaper die Tageszeitung reports that the governing coalition are soon to amend the country's Animal Welfare Act to make sex with animals punishable with a fine of up to 25,000 euros ($31,000).
Bestiality was legalised in Germany in 1969, the same year that gay sex was also removed from the criminal code. After that, sex with animals was only punishable if the animal was severely injured.
However animal welfare groups have pushed for the ban to be reinstated, in an advertising campaign that used dramatic examples of "animal rape".
Agriculture minister Ilse Aigner has agreed to change the law to make it illegal for people to "use (animals) for their own sexual activities or sexual acts of third parties" - which also bans the 'pimping' of animals to others.
However the move has aroused the ire of zoophile group ZETA.
Lobbyist Michael Kiok, who lives with his dog Cassie, told the newspaper there were more than 100,000 zoophiles in Germany.
"Mere morals have no place in law," he said.
Mr Kiok said he was worried that if the law took effect the authorities would try to take away his dog.
The amendment to the law will be debated in the German parliament in mid-December.
Thanks, Dave. I learned a new word today - zoophile. I don't believe I'll ever use it but......

It's all a matter of perspective......

Jesus loves you.
Gratifying to hear in church, terrifying to hear in a Mexican prison.

"Yeah, I got insurance, bitch. ObamaCare."

- Stuart

Talk about fucking up your whole day.....

- Stuart

Drone crashes mount at civilian airports

The U.S. Air Force drone, on a classified spy mission over the Indian Ocean, was destined for disaster from the start.
An inexperienced military contractor in shorts and a T-shirt, flying by remote control from a trailer at Seychelles International Airport, committed blunder after blunder in six minutes on April 4.
He sent the unarmed MQ-9 Reaper drone off without permission from the control tower. A minute later, he yanked the wrong lever at his console, killing the engine without realizing why.
As he tried to make an emergency landing, he forgot to put down the wheels. The $8.9 million aircraft belly-flopped on the runway, bounced and plunged into the tropical waters at the airport’s edge, according to a previously undisclosed Air Force accident investigation report.
The drone crashed at a civilian airport that serves a half-million passengers a year, most of them sun-seeking tourists. No one was hurt, but it was the second Reaper accident in five months — under eerily similar circumstances.
“I will be blunt here. I said, ‘I can’t believe this is happening again,’ ” an Air Force official at the scene told investigators afterward. He added: “You go, ‘How stupid are you?’ ”
The April wreck was the latest in a rash of U.S. military drone crashes at overseas civilian airports in the past two years. The accidents reinforce concerns about the risks of flying the robot aircraft outside war zones, including in the United States.
A review of thousands of pages of unclassified Air Force investigation reports, obtained by The Washington Post under public-records requests, shows that drones flying from civilian airports have been plagued by setbacks.

Think about how upset they're gonna be when we start shooting them down here in the US.

For a Patriotic cause, I hope?

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal authorities were hunting Friday for more than 100 rifles stolen from a boxcar parked in an Atlanta train yard.
The weapons were taken from a CSX rail yard on the city's northwest side in mid-November, said Richard Coes, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The weapons include assault rifles that Coes described as "AK-style." He declined to discuss other aspects of the case.
Gary Sease, a spokesman for rail line CSX Corp., said the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company is cooperating with law enforcement to recover the weapons and investigate the theft.
"When any crime occurs, but especially any crime involving safety, we prosecute those responsible to the fullest extent of the law and work in close cooperation with partners in law enforcement agencies," Sease said.
The rifles were stolen on or around Nov. 12, authorities said. The boxcar was parked at the CSX Tilford Yard, about four miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.
The Tilford Yard is one of the company's major rail yards in Georgia, according to the company's website.

See, everybody hates MSM!

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Shots ring out as someone opens fire on a Dallas office building, and a window belonging to NewsRadio 1080 KRLD is hit.
The bullets went through the outside panes of glass on two floors of the 12-story CBS Radio building off Central Expressway at Fitzhugh Avenue.
One of the windows hit belongs to KRLD promotions director Matt Stacks, who was startled by the sound about 3:15 Friday afternoon.
Stacks initially thought a bird hit the 5th floor window. “I just heard a loud boom. I turned around and looked at my window and noticed it started splintering out and saw some stuff falling from the window above.”

The bullet shattered the entire outer window of the office located at the corner of the KRLD Newsroom.
Two other bullets hit the window directly above the KRLD newsroom. That office belongs to former police officer and current attorney Pete Schulte. “It sounded like a rifle. It was clearly a loud bang, and as soon as I heard the loud bang the glass shattered in my office.
Check out this picture from the article:
Bunch of melodramatic motherfuckers thinking that because a bullet was within 50 feet of them they narrowly averted death, spared only by Divine Intervention and a pane of glass.
Shit, they should be in California Zone D-6 during deer season.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sneaky underhanded asshole

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Friday in a case that challenges whether President Barack Obama had the authority to appoint three people to the National Labor Relations Board without Senate approval — and who gets to decide whether the Senate is in session.
At issue are three NLRB appointments Obama made in January under a provision for filling vacancies when Congress is in recess.
The Senate had taken a 20-day recess, but Republican leaders and right-to-work groups claimed it technically stayed in session because it was gaveled in and out every few days, and therefore Obama's appointments were unconstitutional. Obama lawyers argue the Senate itself had called for a recess, no business was conducted and attendance wasn't required during the brief "pro forma" sessions.
Republicans had vowed for months to block any appointees to the NLRB, which was down to just two members, because of what they considered the board's pro-union decisions. The five-member board must have at least three members to function.
Obama has said he made the appointments to prevent the board from effectively being shut down, leaving it unable to referee labor-management disputes or rule on unfair labor practices.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took the matter under advisement and first must decide whether petitioners have legal standing to bring the case.

I'm tellin' ya, folks are getting pissed.

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Police have arrested a man after a firebomb exploded outside a federal building in southern Arizona on Friday, causing minor damage and prompting an evacuation of the complex, although no injuries were reported, authorities said.
The firebomb detonated at about 8:30 a.m. near a rear doorway to the Social Security Administration building in downtown Casa Grande, a small city about 50 miles south of Phoenix.
A male suspect was later arrested by Casa Grande police officers and is in custody facing an array of state and federal charges, a source close to the investigation said.
The accelerant used in the firebomb has yet to be identified, but could have been gasoline, the source, who declined to be named as he was not authorized to speak on the record, told Reuters.
Flames from the explosion were quickly extinguished, Casa Grande Fire Marshal Barbara Rice said, adding that an unknown number of workers were ordered out of their offices as a precaution, and the building was cordoned off for investigation.
Local television news footage of the aftermath showed the frame of the metal security door blackened by the blast and fire.
The FBI was leading a probe of the incident, since it occurred at a federal building, assisted by investigators from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire and Explosives and local law enforcement.
When asked if he could confirm the arrest of a suspect, an FBI spokesman declined to comment.

Life just keeps getting better and better, don't it?


Thanks for your game pictures

Hey, I want to thank all of you that sent in pictures of your deer this year. I really enjoyed them, especially the ones of the youngsters.
They were a nice change from the doom and gloom, except for maybe the deer.

Balls of steel


Deb probably sees a lot of this shit up there in Maine where she lives. I just want to know why the homeowners didn't break it free themselves with a 30.06 and pick up a few steaks while they were at it?

Yeah, right.

-Wisco Dave

I KNEW IT!!!!!

Running, long considered a healthy hobby, may actually be dangerous for some. At least that’s the prevailing opinion of a number of the country’s top cardiologists and a new study due out next month from British journal Heart.
According to the editorial, endurance training and marathon running can literally push your heart to its limit, causing a variety of acute problems, such as arrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, and lasting damage, including calcification and scarring.
Some of these problems are impossible to predict, even if you’re an athlete who has been extensively pre-screened with cardiac tests prior to training. For older athletes, the toll that running takes may even outweigh the benefits gained from exercise, the study claims.
For many, the new information doesn’t add up. Why, for instance, would athletes who have been training for many years suddenly experience heart trouble associated with running?
The answer is simple. Intense physical exercise for long periods has the potential to take a toll on the body, in some cases aging it more quickly.


Yeah, I haven't ran (except from the cops) since I got out of the army in 1981. Fuck that shit. If I need to get somewhere fast, I drive.
There was a running guru back in the 1970s or 80s named Dr. Jim Fixx (I have an incredible memory for names) that died from a heart attack during his daily run which I thought was fucking hilarious.

Fuck with me......

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This dude for President!


Wait - there's more?

What I want to know is just what the fuck other kind of sexual orientation is there? They've even got asians covered. Maybe beastialitiests or whatever the fuck they call themselves? And why in the hell is 'Straight' down at the bott..... oh yeah. Gotta be California (again).

Bacon. Mmmmm, bacon.....


Bacon wrapped fries. I'm drooling already.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Motherfucker ain't wasting no time, is he?

President Barack Obama will meet with Mexican President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday at the White House.
The president and Vice President Joe Biden plan to discuss with Pena Nieto a broad range of bilateral, regional and global issues during their meeting in the Oval Office.
Pena Nieto is scheduled to take office Dec. 1.
Later in the afternoon Obama and Biden will meet with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

Hatin' on the NRA today

I've been an NRA member several times. In my elementary school days our shooting ranges were all sponsored by the NRA as were our coaches so to me it was a great thing. I still think so today - if that's all they did was teach kids how to shoot, I'd send them a check every month.
Where was I going with this..... oh yeah. The last time I joined was on a 3 day drunk and honestly don't remember doing it until I started getting shit in the mail. Anyways, horrified at what I'd done, I packaged up all their stickers and patches and membership information and mailed it back to them with a nice note explaining the circumstances and I'm sorry but I don't want to be a part of your pussy organization, I was all fucked up and hey! you can even keep the 35 bucks but please please please remove my name from your membership rolls and especially your motherfucking mailing lists.
It didn't work.
I got solicitations for the next 2 years. Nothing but fucking junk mail begging me for money to block this bill or that bill. Then my membership expired and after the initial burst of re-up mail, it actually tapered off to maybe one mailing a month. Then all of a sudden for some reason it fucking exploded. I came home one day to nothing but NRA shit, about 10 or 12 envelopes. Godammit!!! So as I was sitting there I had this brilliant idea - I got one of my business cards (see the sidebar) and added Toaster 802's Green Mountain Homesteading and Sam Kerodin's III Percent Patriots blog addresses and mailed it back to the NRA. Nothing else, just the card and my old NRA number.
Haven't heard a word from those motherfuckers since.

So I'm hearing that the new gun ban list has been leaked and from what I've seen it makes Kalifornia's bans look like wide-open Freedom.
If you own a semi-auto with a pistol grip and/or a shitload of other features, you're on the list. I didn't pay too much attention to the list of firearms named specifically or features that will be banned - I could give a fuck less about gun laws anyways. They're just there to annoy me.
Yeah. Here's when we start hearing the lines about 'Those laws don't affect my guns' or 'Guns like that only have one purpose - to kill people' or how about 'Times are changing'. You know what pisses me off? The last time the ban was enacted I heard every one of those lines and more from NRA members. I actually heard somebody I work with that was moonlighting at a gun shop say that bullshit about not it affecting his beloved A-bolts. He's a big hunter, travels the world in fact, and he Is The NRA according to them.
Which brings me to my rant: The fucking NRA is going to make a bundle off this with donations and new memberships to help fight this ban. But I gotta wonder just how much are you going to have to give up to keep from losing everything? Because that's the way the game is played. Think about this for a second - the NRA today is worth millions if not billions and has been for as long as I can remember, enough to buy off every congressman on the hill, although that's not my point.
The NRA is going to negotiate (they're lobbyists, remember?) the ban away if they can but you're going to have to give something up in the process. Why? Because the NRA exists because of gun laws. There's no fucking way in hell they're going to go full bore into restoring your 2A Rights - that would be like killing the goose that laid the golden egg.
You watch, though. If that ban is enacted, you're going to see NRA members lining up to turn in their listed guns, I fucking guarantee it.

Her first deer

Leigh writes:

        This is my daughter's first deer. She's 14 and made one hell of a shot. As you can tell her Grandfather and myself were quite pleased. She learned the same way I did, by following him around the woods since being able to walk. It was a great way to end Thanksgiving Day!

Well damn, Leigh! Sounds to me like both of y'all have a reason to be proud of her. Grandpa deserves a pat on the back for allowing the both of you to traipse behind him.
Thanks for sending them in.

Pakistani mail order brides?

- Grand

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

A sample of raw pork products from supermarkets around the United States found that yersinia enterocolitica, a lesser-known food-borne pathogen, was present in 69 percent of the products tested, according to a study released today by Consumer Reports.
The bacteria infects more than 100,000 Americans a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but for every case that is confirmed with a laboratory test, about 120 more cases escape diagnosis. Symptoms can include fever, cramps and bloody diarrhea.


Bloody diarrhea is a small price to pay for a delicious ham dinner.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A gotta-have for your Git Kit

Oh, HELL YEAH!!!!!

Three generations of the Gammon family have proved that men aren't the only ones who can bring home the bacon - or the venison.
Brenda Gammon, 53, bagged a six-point buck near her home in Peru, Maine, on Friday.
Within hours, her daughter Julie Carlow, 33, and her granddaughter Katelyn, 13, each shot deer of their own.

The three women proudly posed for a photo with their trophies, each woman hoisting her rifle and clad in a blaze orange vest and hat.
'It's really a family tradition that was passed down from my parents. We’re just trying to show that women can do this,' Ms Gammon told Mail Online.

Thanks to The Apprentice for the story.


MEMPHIS, TN ( - A Memphis Police officer was shot near the downtown area Thursday afternoon.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, on the 500-block of Arrington Avenue. The officer, later identified as Willie Bryant with the Organized Crime Unit, was serving a warrant when he was shot. Bryant was transported to The MED where he is listed in critical condition.

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong stated Bryant was accidentally shot by a fellow officer who was trying to shoot a pit bull, but missed. Officer Bryant was wearing a bulletproof vest.

Several suspects from the where the warrant was being served have been taken into custody.


Don't bother going to the source, it never does say what happened to the dog.

Uh-oh. The Sipsey Street Irregulars are getting cranky.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Bomb threats to 30 courthouses and other government buildings across Tennessee forced many to be evacuated Tuesday, including the federal building in Memphis, but authorities said no explosives were found.
Tennessee became the fourth state to deal with similar bomb hoaxes. One targeted 28 courthouses in Oregon and similar threats were reported in Nebraska and Washington this month.
Nine threats were reported in West Tennessee counties — including the Memphis federal building — seven in Middle Tennessee and 14 in East Tennessee, said Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security spokeswoman Dalya Qualls.
No arrests have been made in Tennessee and authorities had searched about 14 courthouses by Tuesday afternoon.


Motherfuckers must've run out of rocks to chuck through windows.
Hey, who the fuck warns somebody before they blow them up? I learned a long time ago that if somebody's talking about doing something instead of just doing it, there's a reason they're talking shit.

I hate to do this to y'all but......

I came in tonight and had 50 comments, 37 of which were spam. I'll leave the pain-in-the-ass word verification on for a week or two, then turn it back off to see if it got any better.
I know, I hate those motherfuckers too.

A Birthday Fairy Tale

Boys and their toys

I want to brag up my latest acquisition, my new SOG Pentagon Elite folding knife. Man, I got this in the mail a week ago and just about jizzed all over myself as soon as I opened it up. Fucking sexy, man.....
The folders come in 2 different sizes, a 4" & 5" blade. I chose the smaller one for a couple of reasons, the main one being that's what I'm comfortable carrying as a folder, the other being that being an inch shorter in length makes it just a little more concealable.

So, it comes with a 4" razor sharp blade, overall length is about 8 1/4", has a partially serrated blade, and can be rigged for either right or left side carry. It's also equipped with thumb studs but doesn't have assisted opening - but don't worry, the fucker opens so smoothly you won't miss it. Also, because of the locking hardware it can't be rigged for tip up/down carry, but that's not an issue for me. Also, the point of the blade was beveled down to what they called a Shark's Tooth tip for strength and penetration.
I even got the fancy engraving as you can see - OGDAA, One Good Deal After Another, SFC Jerry Shriver's trademark saying.
I'm not making any bones about this knife. While it's called a tactical knife, I will never cut a fucking rope or seat belt or strap with it. It is purely a last ditch weapon, one that will be there when I run out of ammo or my primary weapon fails or if I happen to be someplace where a firearm is impractical to carry.
The only thing this blade will cut is skin. And keeping that in mind, I did a minor modification to the knife. I happened to notice that the top of the blade was fairly thin, almost to the point of having an edge to it. So I lapped the top of the blade down about 3/4" from the tip and put an edge on it, making it double edged for the first little bit. Now it doesn't matter which direction I'm slashing and the really cool part is that the newly sharpened edge disappears into the handle when folded so I don't have to worry about cutting up the inside of my pocket.

Retail is about $160, you can get it HERE for half that. There's also specs and a short video there too.

Monday, November 26, 2012

From that nation of hardworking, honest people.....

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — A 20-year-old state beauty queen died in a gun battle between soldiers and the alleged gang of drug traffickers she was traveling with in a scene befitting the hit movie "Miss Bala," or "Miss Bullet," about Mexico's not uncommon ties between narcos and beautiful pageant contestants.

The body of Maria Susana Flores Gamez was found Saturday lying near an assault rifle on a rural road in a mountainous area of the drug-plagued state of Sinaloa, the chief state prosecutor said Monday. It was unclear if she had used the weapon.

"She was with the gang of criminals, but we cannot say whether she participated in the shootout," state prosecutor Marco Antonio Higuera said. "That's what we're going to have to investigate."

The slender, 5-foot-7-inch brunette was voted the 2012 Woman of Sinaloa in a beauty pageant in February. In June, the model competed with other seven contestants for the more prestigious state beauty contest, Our Beauty Sinaloa, but didn't win. The Our Beauty state winners compete for the Miss Mexico title, whose holder represents the country in the international Miss Universe.

Higuera said Flores Gamez was traveling in one of the vehicles that engaged soldiers in an hours-long chase and running gun battle on Saturday near her native city of Guamuchil in the state of Sinaloa, home to Mexico's most powerful drug cartel. Higuera said two other members of the drug gang were killed and four were detained.

The shootout began when the gunmen opened fire on a Mexican army patrol. Soldiers gave chase and cornered the gang at a safe house in the town of Mocorito. The other men escaped, and the gunbattle continued along a nearby roadway, where the gang's vehicles were eventually stopped. Six vehicles, drugs and weapons were seized following the confrontation.

It was at least the third instance in which a beauty queen or pageant contestants have been linked to Mexico's violent drug gangs, a theme so common it was the subject of a critically acclaimed 2011 movie.

And now a butt-fucking from the Right.....

WASHINGTON (AP) — A wide-ranging bill to give hunters and fishermen more access to public lands stalled in the Senate Monday after Republicans said it spends too much money.
Republicans supported opening lands for outdoorsmen and many other provisions in the bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jon Tester, but GOP senators blocked the legislation on principle Monday evening in a mostly party-line procedural vote after Senate Budget Committee's top Republican, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, objected to spending on conservation programs included in the bill.
The sportsmen's bill would increase land access and allow hunters to bring home as trophies 41 polar bears killed in Canada before the government started protecting polar bears as a threatened species. The legislation would also exclude ammunition and tackle from federal environmental laws that regulate lead, allow bow hunters to cross federal land where hunting isn't allowed, encourage federal land agencies to help states maintain shooting ranges, boost fish populations and protect animal habitat.

Our Lord and Saviour...... Barack Obama?????


Maybe YOUR Lord and Savior, asshole. Not mine.

Please God, no. Not another Bush.....

Washington, D.C. — Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future.
In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling.

Ah, domestic life.....

The weekend after Thanksgiving and it looks like the weekend before Christmas here in the Wirecutter CharlieGodammit household.
We got a fake tree up, we got garland, we got lights, we got about a thousand little ceramic houses with lights inside, we got us a fucking miniature village nestled on a pad of cotton.
We also got so much of our regular shit out in the Justice Shed til after Christmas that I don't have room for a single criminal or homeless dude even if I were able to trap another one.

This only started happening last year when Miss Lisa moved in. Before, when it was just me and CharlieGodammit my Christmas decorating consisted of chucking a couple of extra beer cans out in the front yard. Now I've got so much light in my living room that I can read without my lamp. It's a good thing too or else I'd fall and break a hip while trying to navigate around all this shit at night.
On the plus side, I did find my side angle grinder under the Christian Holiday Tree (I told you, I'm all PC now) out in the garage.

Obama will push for immigration reform, White House says

On the eve of a visit by Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, the White House promised Monday that President Barack Obama "will be pressing for action" in Congress on comprehensive immigration reform and regards that goal as "achievable."
"There is a real opportunity here to move forward and the president is committed to that," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters at his daily briefing.
"He believes that comprehensive immigration reform is achievable ... because there has been in the past bipartisan support for immigration reform," Carney said. "And he thinks it's important not just for specific communities that would be affected by it, but for the American economy."
The spokesman said the immigration issue "might come up" when Obama meets Tuesday with Mexico's president-elect.
More bullshit HERE

Push, my ass. He'll introduce full scale amnesty and when it gets kicked back he'll sign another Executive Order. Why not, he has nothing to lose.

Bored while waiting to kill people? Poor baby.

Distractions can be lethal while driving, but they may help when flying drones, researchers say.
Operating a drone such as the Predator may seem like playing a video game, involving a joystick to steer the unmanned aerial vehicle and firing missiles at targets seen on computer screens via a camera on the UAV. However, such adrenaline-charged moments are much rarer in real life than in video games. Drone operators, many of them seasoned fighter pilots, typically spend most of their shift just watching and waiting while automated systems keep the droid running. A shift for the operator of a Predator can involve up to 12 hours of such boredom.
"You might park a UAV over a house, waiting for someone to come in or come out, and that's where the boredom comes in," said researcher Missy Cummings, a systems engineer at MIT. "It turns out it's a much bigger problem in any system where a human is effectively baby-sitting the automation."
Such mind-numbing work can impair performance by making it difficult for an operator to leap into action when intervention is necessary. Cummings and her colleagues have been looking for ways to keep drone operators alert during tedious downtimes.

Yeah, it is probably pretty boring when your friends and family are thousands of miles away from the folks you're trying to kill.
Start attacking targets in the US though, and you'll have plenty to occupy your mind while you're working.
Just watch.

Yeah. Ha-ha. Real funny.

- Hiswiserangel

U.N. to Seek Control of the Internet

Next week the United Nations' International Telecommunications Union will meet in Dubai to figure out how to control the Internet. Representatives from 193 nations will attend the nearly two week long meeting, according to news reports.
"Next week the ITU holds a negotiating conference in Dubai, and past months have brought many leaks of proposals for a new treaty. U.S. congressional resolutions and much of the commentary, including in this column, have focused on proposals by authoritarian governments to censor the Internet. Just as objectionable are proposals that ignore how the Internet works, threatening its smooth and open operations," reports the Wall Street Journal.

Feinstein - ban punkins

STOCKTON (CBS13) – The hunt is on for the suspects behind a bizarre and brazen attack in Stockton. The dangerous weapon used was a pumpkin.
Police say the woman was pummeled by the pumpkin in a drive-by assault.
Remains of the pumpkin that the suspects threw at a woman can still be seen on the ground. Her injuries were so serious that she had to be rushed to the hospital.
It was a scary and frightening situation as the 51-year-old woman took a Thanksgiving stroll on Wilson Way near Roosevelt Street, only to be victimized during a senseless attack.
“It’s rude and immature,” said one man.
Stockton police say the culprits hurled a pumpkin out of a fast moving car, and aimed it right at the woman. It hit her in the middle of the chest.
The injuries and the pain so severe, paramedics took her to the hospital. People who live and work in the area say, unfortunately, violence in the area isn’t all that surprising.
“Right here on Wilson Way, it’s the worst that I’ve seen it,” said the man.
Investigators are trying to figure out why, and who would do this on a day centered around being thankful.
Currently, investigators only know that whoever did this was in a white four-door vehicle. The good news is that the woman is out of the hospital and doing recovering well from her injuries.
When arrested, the suspects will face charges of assault with a deadly weapon.
So far, police are calling this a random attack.
Thanks to Skidmark for the link

Okay, Stockton only being about 35 miles north of here, the reputation of the Wilson Way area is pretty well known - nothing but hookers, gang members, cops and other undesirables. Instead of complaining about getting smacked with a punkin, I'm thinking the woman should be grateful it was only a gourd. "Day-um Girl, I thought I got shot wid a 40, but luckily it was only a punkin! Damned near knocked me off my hooker heels though......"

Our future

Eric's son and nephew - the nephew has the buck, his first deer.

And quit throwing your shitpaper on the floor

Gotta be California (again)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Two Point Enterprise - Free engraving

Here ya go men, another sale over at and

I've always been a big fan of SOG knives. They're sturdy, heavy duty and hold a damned good edge yet are fairly easy to resharpen.
A couple of months ago, Dennis emailed me with a favor: Would I add some links to my blog? Well, maybe...... I gotta check 'em out first. When I did, they went up right away. Knives and shit, man. Cool knives. And the best part, prices that can't be beat.
Over the past few weeks me and Dennis have become friendly and emailed back and forth and gotten to know each other a little better. Man, he's just a good old boy trying to make a buck selling a great product. He's sent me a few knives and I'll review one tomorrow and then another a little later this week.
You can find his links in my sidebar - Gerber, Kershaw and SOG knives, plus Hand-Tools. Check them all out, there's some great Christmas gifts in there at a very reasonable price.
Oh, speaking of gifts, when you order from Dennis you also have the option of laser engraving, normally 5 bucks, that really personalizes that present.

So wander on over, check out his stuff, and help the man make an honest buck.

I can also build a fine crawdad trap

Lisa had mentioned to her father that my "manly skills" around the house was lacking. Now as far as Al's concerned I can do no wrong so he was quick to jump to my defense. "Well, just because he doesn't know anything about home repairs doesn't mean that he's not good at other things."
Damned straight, Al. Next time she needs a coyote skinned out, who do ya think she's gonna holler at? Uh-huh.

Oh Lord, I can see it now

Lisa has hauled in about a billion Christmas decorations and has started unpacking them, and there is shit everywhere. One of the things that she unpacked and plugged in right away is a Santa and Mrs Claus thingies that are about a foot tall and have little motors in the bases so they rotate back and forth. Actually kind of pretty with their festive clothing and hand painted faces, you know?
CharlieGodammit was outside and all of a sudden he sees them through the patio door and starts barking. He doesn't know what the fuck they are but they're moving and they're in the house. I don't know what he's nutting up about so I go out and he comes shooting in. He doesn't attack but stands back about 2 or 3 feet woofing them, so I pull him back next to me where he's laying right now, growling and snarling a little, and told Lisa that those two things might not be a real good idea for the house and told her why. She says "Oh, I'll just put them up high. He'll be all right."
I'll be posting pictures of the aftermath soon enough, I reckon.

Oooh, new trends in Git Kits!

About 2 weeks ago I read someplace that your Git Kit (Bug Out Bag, Go Bag whatever the fuck you want to call it) shouldn't be completely full so that you won't have the appearance of being prepared in order to avoid attacks by those who really aren't prepared. Then I read it another place and then another and another.

That's the stupidest fucking thing I ever heard. Do without so you won't be attacked by those that are also without? Are you fucking dumb or what?

One of the things I take issue with about the Git Kit not being completely full is that the rule of thumb is that it should sustain you for 72 hours. Okay, I don't know where the 72 hour rule came from but my 72 hour Kit Git can keep me going for about a week if I live out of just that bag and don't do any laundering along the way.
I've got a medium sized civilian camo pack and I carry 10 dehydrated meals, a small stove, a canteen cup, half dozen or so pair of socks, a ground cloth and poncho liner, 1 change of pants, 1 long sleeve shirt, 2 Tshirts, a small block of commercial firestarter, first aid, hygiene items, small radio, a box of pistol and rifle ammo, area maps and a few other odds and ends. It doesn't sound like much, but that fucking pack is jam-packed. And really, if you stop and look at it, there's really only 3 days worth of gear in there, just the basics - food, shelter, hygiene and clothing - no frills. So what the fuck am I supposed to leave behind in order to not look prepared? If I don't look prepared, I ain't prepared.

Another thing is that a half full pack can't be properly balanced and just isn't tactically sound. My shit is packed so that when I strap it on and jump up and down the only thing you hear is me crashing into a table when I land. No fucking rattles or anything coming from the pack. All buckles and snaps are taped down on the exterior and inside I've got socks jammed in between things to keep them secure and quiet. If things have gone bad, you're going to want to be able to move quietly and quickly.

Look, if you're in a position to where you're going to be using your Git Kit, society will be at the point to where you're going to get attacked for your fucking skin color, for your shoes, for looking at somebody funny. I'm thinking you might as well get used to the idea that being totally safe is a thing of the past. You goddamned well better be ready, willing and able to kill for your pack because you may die without it. Your pack is all you have left at that moment.
Your pack is everything you're going to need in the immediate future and it damned sure better include a few weapons and ammo. Be prepared to use those weapons to protect the other things in there like food, shelter and porn. Then why did I only have one box of pistol and rifle ammo in my pack? Because I'm carrying the rest of my load in a separate bag around my shoulders. The shit in my pack is my last ditch ammo.

So pack your shit down and pack it tight. If you think you need to live for only 3 days max out of that pack and you've reached your weight limit but the pack ain't full, buy a smaller pack or throw in a couple of poncho liners.
And if you're walking down the street and somebody attacks you for your gear, blow his fucking head off.

Hey, fuck you AND your Rights, pal.

A California man was jailed for four days for attempting to record police officers on a public street.
Daniel J. Saulmon was charged with resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer but the video shows he was standing well out the way of a traffic stop and was only arrested when he failed to produce identification to an approaching officer.
And there is no law in California that requires citizens to produce identification. And even if there was, it would require the officer to have a reasonable suspicion that he was committing a crime.
But prosecutors have already dropped the charge against Saulmon as well as a few other minor citations relating to his bicycle such as not have proper reflectors on the pedals.
And they most likely knew who he was considering he won a $25,000 settlement from the same police department after they unlawfully arrested him on eavesdropping/wiretapping charges in 2005.
This time, it appears the Hawthorne Police Department will be dishing out much more, thanks to officer Gabriel Lira’s abuse of authority.
“They knew exactly who I was,” Saulmon said in a telephone interview with Photography is Not a Crime Saturday, adding that he has recorded them on a regular basis since the 2005 arrest when he was jailed after attempting to file a complaint inside the police station.

Rules? We don't need no steenking rules.....

The White House "kill list"--a regularly updated chart showing the world's most wanted terrorists used by President Barack Obama during kill or capture debates--may soon be getting a rule book to go with it.
According to the New York Times, the administration--faced with the possibility that President Obama might lose the 2012 election to Mitt Romney--"accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures."
Until now, President Obama has had the "final moral calculation" overseeing the "kill list," the existence of which was first revealed in May in the wake of a drone strike that killed an al-Qaida leader.
But according to the paper, administration officials are looking to curb the power of the commander in chief with the rule book:
"There was concern that the levers might no longer be in our hands," said one official, speaking on condition of anonymity. With a continuing debate about the proper limits of drone strikes, Mr. Obama did not want to leave an "amorphous" program to his successor, the official said. The effort, which would have been rushed to completion by January had Mr. Romney won, will now be finished at a more leisurely pace, the official said.

Oh, so he wanted to make sure that his suck-sessor has rules to follow when it comes to murdering whoever TPTB deems is an enemy.That was mighty white of him.....
Looks like it came to bite him in the ass, though. Now he has to admit that rules are a good idea, publicly, that is. Then he can go back to doing whatever the fuck he wants.

C'mere, kid. Want a new shiny toy?

In order to sweeten the pot of federalization, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is giving gifts of expensive gadgets to local police forces.
Cops in North Jersey, for example, were showered with gifts from their would-be overseers. As reported by The Record:
Oradell, Emerson, Closter and Harrington Park police have car-mounted night-vision technology and video and recording equipment that can watch over the Oradell Reservoir and dam — and the hikers and anglers entering it. West Milford can do the same around the Newark watershed. Wayne police are scanning ... the license plates of vehicles outside the Willowbrook Mall, while East Rutherford officers patrol hotel parking lots near the Meadowlands and the Federal Reserve building off Route 17.
How is all this new technology being used? Who is being watched? Why are they being targeted for surveillance? Neither law enforcement nor federal agents are talking.

Just remember - everything created by Man can be defeated by Man. Make shit like this part of your recons. Night vision and license plate scanners don't hold up well to sledgehammers, bullets and fire.


So what did you do to prep this weekend? Buy any ammo? Load any into strippers? Maintain your firearms? Buy any soap?

Soap? Yeah, soap. You know, that bubbly shit you spread over and over on your num-nums because it tickles and makes you feel good? You've heard me preach soap before and you'll hear me preach soap again and there's a reason for it. Life without soap is a short life, but a life full of infections and viruses. Again, a SF medic that I talked to once told me that 90% of the diseases that he treated on his civic action sick calls in Vietnam could've been prevented with soap.
A lot of people don't think of soap when they prep but you're going to be using it more than you think. True, water supplies may be short and you might have to cut your bathing schedule from once a week to once a month but you're going to have to be especially diligent about other things like food preparation sanitation and wound cleaning. Remember, antibiotics are going to be scarce too, so when Junior scrapes his knee you'll need to cleanse the wound thoroughly before slapping a SpongeBob Sqarepants band-aid. Every single cut and scrape needs to be cleaned to keep the germs out before they can spread into a full blown life threatening infection.

I had a discussion with one of my friends and he said he didn't worry about buying soap, he'd just make his own.
"Really. You know how to make soap?"
"Yeah, you take animal fat and pour it over ashes and then boil it to thicken it up."
Okay, this friend lives in Kansas. I know for a fact trees (and therefore ashes) are pretty scarce in Kansas. I've been there once. And by his soapmaking ideas, he'd ruin the only tree they have there.

Here's a basic idea of how soap is made. I'm not giving you quantities and times because I'm doing it from the memory of being taught by my grandmother about a million years ago and I have a hard enough time remembering what I did yesterday.
First you build a hopper up off the ground, then you fill it up with about a years' worth of hardwood (yes, it has to be hardwood) ashes. Then you pour water through it. The run-off is your lye. Be careful, that shit will burn the skin off of you - it's extremely caustic. Then you take a few gallons of lard and pour that into the lye to neutralize it and start to simmering it until it thickens up.
There you have lye soap. It's rough, it's nasty and it's fine for washing clothes and dishes but I'm not sure I would want to use it on my body any more than necessary, much less wash a wound with it.
Oh, I forgot to mention that you can bypass the straining of wood ashes completely if you run down and buy yourself a shitload of Red Devil lye but then you run the risk of getting turned in for manufacturing methamphetamine. It's easier to buy the damned soap......

So yeah, soap. Buy soap every time you go to the Dollar Store. Sure, the best kind to buy would be Ivory, something that's purer and non-perfumed, but get what you can get. Remember, the worst kind you can buy today is probably better than lye soap. Plus it's more fun to wash your num-nums with over and over and over again.....

Joel's first deer

Here's a good one. My son's very first deer. I'd be honored if you posted it on your blog.
A doe taken with a rifle in Sioux County, ND.
MSgt B
Man, a nice tender doe - my mouth's watering already. Congratulations, Joel - I hope that these memories stay with you forever.

ObamaCare layoffs and closures (so far)

#Lnyhbt #tcot #sgp #teaparty In addition to Olive Garden, Applebee's, Red Lobster, Domino's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonald's Longhorn Steakhouse, and the evil Papa John's ... Liberal 'Boycotters' (a.k.a. "Occupiers) need to be prepared to also 'boycott' these companies who are laying off THOUSANDS of people due to Obamacare and the Obama economy.

Google, Martha Stewart Living, Pepsi, PayPal, Groupon, Best Buy, Cisco Systems, Kraft Foods, Lockheed Martin, Sears, Lexmark, Yahoo!, Dupont, Boeing, Bristol-Myers, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, NBCUniversal, American Airlines, United Continental Holdings, JC Penney, Wausau Paper, Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Panasonic, Xerox, Citigroup, Atlantic City Casinos, Majestic Star Casino, RIM (Blackberry), Vestas Wind Systems, UtahAmerican Energy, Turkey Point Nuclear Plant FL, United Technologies, Gamesa Energy, Stryker Corp, First Solar, Solel Solar Systems, New Energy Corp, Supervalu (Albertson's), American Coal, Gamestop, Patriot Coal, Archer-Daniels-Midland, SAS, CIGNA, 169 Shaws Supermarkets, Judson University, ATI Career Training Centers ... and probably Microsoft.

And Los Angeles, California ... Niagara Falls, New York ...

But boycotting these companies may be tough if you get sick or injured ...

Nebraska Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Aveo Oncology, Kaiser Permanente, St Jude Medical, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, St Lukes Cornwall Hospital, Emanuel Medical Center, GE Healthcare, WPS Health Insurance, Lower Bucks Hospital, United Blood Services Gulf Region, NY Center for Hospice/Palliative Care, CVPH Medical Center, Ameridose, Crouse Hospital Syracuse NY, San Diego Hospice, Glens Falls Hospital NY, Wake Forest Baptist Medical NC, Southwest Vermont Health Care, St Mary's of Michigan Hospital, Orlando Health (hospitals), Carney Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Englewood Hospital, LSU's 7 Hospitals, Westchester Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, UMass Memorial Medical Center, NCH Healthcare System, PeaceHealth, Northwest Community Healthcare, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, E.J. Noble Hospital, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, St. Joseph Hospital, St. Josepth Hospital East, Community Memorial Health System, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, Marian Regional Medical Center, Inland Hospital, Lawrence General Hospital, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center, St Vincent Health System (hospital), Mercy Health Partners' Hospital, St Mary's Hospital, Jordan Hospital, Brattleboro Retreat (psychiatric hospital), CVPH Medical Center Pittsburg, Western Maryland Regional Medical Center (hospital),

Unfortunately, you will not be able to boycott Hostess, .. or the closings of 10 Boston area Upper Crust Pizzas, or the 200 Gamestop outlets that are closing.

... and this is just the beginning. FORWARD!

Thanks to Don for the link