Saturday, January 31, 2009

By Any Means Possible

Official: Gregg leading candidate for Commerce
Gregg's appointment to the post could give Obama and his Democratic Party a victory in the Senate, clearing the way for them to pass legislation without fear of a Republican filibuster.
I respectfully ask my northern neighbors to contact their remaining patriot Senator and express their strong desire to see him resist the siren song of The One and continue to serve their, and the rest of the Republican's party, interests as Senator. This blatant attempt to manipulate the legislative branch by the executive branch is manifestly disgusting.

This Whole Thing is Screwed Up

Follow-up to yesterday's crap. From the latest AP article:
The woman who gave birth to octuplets this week conceived all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization, is not married and has been obsessed with having children since she was a teenager
Her daughter's obsession with children caused Angela Suleman considerable stress, so she sought help from a psychologist, who told her to order her daughter out of the house. "Maybe she wouldn't have had so many kids then, but she is a grown woman," Angela Suleman said. "I feel responsible and I didn't want to throw her out."
"She told me that all of her kids were through in vitro, and I said 'Gosh, how can you afford that and go to school at the same time?"' she added. "And she said it's because she got paid for it."
The news that the octuplets' mother already had six children sparked an ethical debate. Some medical experts were disturbed to hear that she was offered fertility treatment, and troubled by the possibility that she was implanted with so many embryos.
Now I'm all for large families, my wife and I have 9 children, but this is just all messed up on many different levels. There is no family here either for the mother or for her children, the mother sounds like she has mental/emotional issues, someone is funding her behavior, and the medical community is aiding and abetting the whole thing. This sure sounds like the ultimate welfare mother story.

Friday, January 30, 2009


Absolute utter junk full of evolutionary stereotypes. Here are some representative excerpts:
Eight kids at once. The mind boggles. The mind is also pretty creeped out by the thought of one tiny baby after another coming out of a woman as if she were a mouse.
And so the very nature of what it takes to be an adult human puts constraints on how many children a mother can have at a time.
Take a look at a naked woman and see for yourself how many babies a woman is designed to care for - two, at most.
It doesn't seem right to have that many kids at once because it isn't right in the evolutionary sense.
chances are it will be a very long time before that mother reproduces again
Meredith Small appears to have written quite a number of books and articles with parenting advice, and some things she says seems to make some sense, but following the evolutionary mindset toward its logical conclusion leads to this kind of crap. Then again IMNSHO getting parenting advice from a primate anthropologist is like trying to have your car repaired by bicycle historian.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

On the Lighter Side Today

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

I'm a Mazda RX-8!

You're sporty, yet practical, and you have a style of your own. You like to have fun, and you like to bring friends along for the ride, but when it comes time for everyday chores, you're willing to do your part.

Yea, whatever.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

You Ain't in Chicago Anymore, Barry

William Lynn, Obama's First Ethics Exception, Causing Massive Headaches
On Friday, Gibbs added that the waivers like the one granted to Lynn to serve in the Obama White House would be "limited" in their number.
We'll follow our own rules, except when we don't.

Commentary: Obama breaks his own rule
If you have no intention of abiding by your new rules, then don't make new rules. That would be "actual" transparency.
Expectations, Smecktations. Did anyone really think he would be any different.

Interesting Tidbits

By Michelle Malkin The John Murtha Jihadist Correctional Facility
Get this: King of Pork John Murtha, the 19-term Democratic congressman from western Pennsylvania, now wants to welcome a flood of Guantanamo Bay jihadists into his district. I don't want to hear a single word of protestation from the constituents who put this money-grubbing, security-undermining fool back into office. As you vote, so shall you reap
Karma, gotta love it.

Obama Citizenship Case Disappears from SCOTUS Docket
Updated -- apparently, all docket items regarding Obama eligibility have disappeared but one Berg item.
Even that case may have been dismissed. The Lightfoot case appears to be in limbo. It was scheduled for conference on January 23rd, but that appears not to have happened. Something is going on.

Late addition: Obama to GOP: 'I won'
President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning - but he also left no doubt about who's in charge of these negotiations. "I won," Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar with the conversation.
Thus is hopenchange. What frosts me is the hypocrisy of the liberal left, including the MSM, who absolutely castigated President Bush for his executive orders and scrutinized everything he did for even a hint of what they considered arrogant or "cowboy", yet consider it perfectly acceptable, even expected, for President Obama to do the same things, or worse. Here's a comedic take on this point:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Words of the Inauguration

Yesterday's inauguration brought several words to mind:

Historic: It is truly historic that this country has come so far as to elect a black President.

Disappointing: It is disappointing that it was this black man with his particular set of political views.

Thankful: I am thankful for a peaceful transfer of power, although that says more about the outgoing President than the incoming (Witness the Clinton kleptomatic outfall 8 years ago).

Wary: Of much of what I fear is to come. For example, hours into his administration his anti-gun urban gun violence policy was up on This policy was on his campaign web site, then his transition web site, and barring a few slips of the tongue has been his consistent position throughout his campaign and career.

For those that want the snarky take here you are:
On the 20th day of the first month of the year of our Lord 2009 the Obamanation of Desolation, stumbling in his haste, ascended the throne to full powers while freedom wept and liberty mourned. The deluded and fickle masses cheered their adulation, the gentry bowed low in obeisance, the moneylenders smiled frowardly and the jesters capered in obsequiousness. On the side the loyal opposition groveled with muted wailing and gnashing of teeth while in the shadows true patriots conspired for the freedom of the Republic. On the horizons storm clouds gathered.

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's Cold!!!!

Current Local WeatherMove point forecast map down, and current conditions, radar, and satellite up.
Jaffrey Municipal-Silver Ranch Airport
Lat: 42.8 Lon: -72 Elev: 1040
Last Update on Jan 16, 7:52 am EST

Fair with Haze

Humidity: 77 %
Wind Speed: S 5 MPH
Barometer: 30.30" (1030.1 mb)
Dewpoint: -24°F (-31°C)
Wind Chill: -32°F (-36°C)
Visibility: 6.00 mi

Looking forward to some global warming, please!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Follow-up to the Ice Man Cometh

Here are some pictures from the big ice storm last month.

More pictures will likely be showing over on Rebecca's photo-blog "The View From The Garden"

In further follow-up I finally purchased a new chain saw. I went with a Husqvarna 450 with 20" bar. I looked at Husky, Stihl and Echo chainsaws. All appeared to be very good, but Husky cost a little less for the same or better features and performance. I'd expected to get an Echo chainsaw as they used to have some of the best values in the outdoor power tool market by 10 to 15 percent. Not anymore. Their prices were the same or higher than Stihl who used to be the high price champ. Regardless, look out trees, here I come.

A Tail of Political Correctness

NYC eatery grants freedom to lobster centenarian
A 140-year-old lobster once destined for a dinner plate received the gift of life Friday from a Park Avenue seafood restaurant.
"Gift of life". I thought it was already alive
PETA spokesman Michael McGraw said the group asked City Crab to return George to the Atlantic Ocean after a diner saw him at the restaurant, where steamed Maine lobster sells for $27 per pound.
What's a PETA vegan doing in a seafood restaurant? Something is fishy here.
George had been caught off Newfoundland, Canada and lived in the tank for about 10 days before his release.
140 years old is just a guess. They really have no clue. He could'a just been a big adolescent lobster.
He was to be released Saturday near Kennebunkport, Maine, in an area where lobster trapping is forbidden.
I'm waiting for the follow-up article about the giant lobster killed by angry female lobster after being released into it's territory.
angel smileys

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Glow Ball Worming

Extreme Alaska cold grounds planes, disables cars
"I've never seen it this cold for this long," he said. "I remember it 70 below one time, but not for a week and a half."


Wednesday, January 07, 2009


under the category of "it's blindingly obvious to me, why can't everyone else see it."

Subject is Barack Obama's near-universal appointments of Clinton era retreads: It's payback time. He bargained with the entrenched power-brokers of the Democrat party to get the nomination and he's paying the debt. It's the Chicago way. So much for "Hope-n-Change".

Subject is "global warming" becoming "climate change". It's a religious thing. It's human nature to seek a god, and one that is active. A god that does nothing doesn't scratch the itch in people's souls. Hence when one sets up Gai as "god" it's natural to anthropomorphize the earth and the environment. There has to be something active going on and because global warming isn't warming well it obvious becomes climate change. Read "State of Fear" for further exploration of this particular phenomena.

Regarding the economy and bailouts I'll simply point to H.L Mencken: “For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong.” For extra credit investigate the history of success of Keynesian economics, if you can find it.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Read and Heed in 2009

A collection of posts from around the blogsphere to start off your new year:
In a few short days, an African American man will move from his private residence into a much larger and infinitely more expensive one owned not by him but by the taxpayers.
Q: What do guitars, pool tables, and baseball bats have in common?

A: They were involved in twice as many non-justifiable homicides in New Hampshire last year as firearms were.
  • Happy New Year from my brother. If you don't get it, go to the comments.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Years

To one and all. Welcome to 2009. Hoping you all had a great '08 and praying for a better '09.