Tuesday, January 31, 2006

So, Bareback Brokeback is nominated for a lotta Oscars, huh?

Wouldn't know, don't care about the Liberal Lefts' agenda via Hollywood.

I just know that they're about 20 years behind the Reverend Horton Heat in their stretching the homosexual cowboy love thang.

Kinda weird how an evil christian extremist could beat the Hollywood left by so much, huh?
Anyody want some g-mail?

Just leave me a note. I'll be handing them out like a Republican giving away Rx money.

And speaking of giving away money, anyone planning on watching the State of the Union tonight?
I might have it on as background noise- if wife isn't watching her bad Sci-Fi.

I'm sure he'll be touting the GWT and Iraq.
Giving the lie to the Legacy Media about the economy.
Telling how his lazzi-fare strict border policy will reward illegals is going to result in a better America for "all."

I'm sure the rebuttle will be as partisan as the Allito hearings, so I won't need to bother staying awake for that.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Everyone else has their opinion on the Palestinian election, here's mine

The had an election last week, Hammas won. They get what they deserve- heck, we had Bill Clinton during the "Just-do-it" decade. We survived. We also had over 200 years of momentum behind us also democracywize.

The terrorists won, they would have anyway- the innocent victims are the same, the name's just different. I don't know if they (the voters) even would have recognized anyone who was good for them, if they were allowed to run.
Palestine has a duly elected terrorist organization as head of state. They've (the P.A.)already pissed off a lot of money donors for their fiscal irresponsibility of over $600 million in debt already this fiscal year. Now Hammas is the voice and conscience if the Palestinian people.

They are going to have to start acting like a head of state with real responsibilities to the entire government (such as it is) infrastructure (whatever is left) and the surly, ignorant, hate filled population of their country. Next time they, or any of their terrorist buddies decide to maim and kill innocent women and children, they will be creating an act of war from one state aginst another.
I hope when that happens- and the Israelies take off the gloves- that the usual Paliophiles won't step on Israel's neck again. The Palestinians voted them into office to do their will. It was an open election vetted by Dhimmy Carter.
They want to play with the tall dogs, they need to learn to act like a tall dog. They need to really have a good think on who they call allies, and be ready to take their lumps like men.
I know they won't. As soon as Israel treats their attack as the beginning of a war between two nations, they'll cry like a girl for the un to make Israel stop. The Un will come running, too.

My money's on Israel in a fair fight.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Good, maybe other cities will start.

All I can say is they brought it on themselves.
If they want to bitch at someone about it, then look in the mirror.

Because I'm damn tired of hearing that f*cking thumping from a quarter mile away.

The bill would prohibit operating car stereo equipment that creates "louder volume than is necessary for convenient, normal hearing," which is the same language as the city's current anti-noise ordinance.

But the new measure would outlaw possessing or installing any car stereo with a speaker over a foot in diameter; having more than one speaker 10 inches in diameter; more than 10 speakers overall; more than two amplifiers; and any amplifier over 300 watts.

In addition to impounding the car, possible penalties include a minimum of $250 fine on the first offense and $500 on subsequent offenses within a year.

And for all you Liberals out there that piss about "freedom of expression". you can have that cr@p as loud as you want--- DON'T force me to hear it.
I'd rather listen to my own radio without my car shaking.

-On the other hand, the cops should have been enforcing the noise ordinance too. But then the ACLU would have defended those anti-social @ssholes with my tax money.
Nothing to see here

Just what sounds like a German geek singing webcam techno.
I could swear I saw Rob about half-way through it.
Hi, my name is Kurt

I am a heartless conservative.

I am cruel and unfeeling.

I thought this wheelchair video was hilarious.

And this car ride.

Of course I hate kids too.
A prayer

Dear Lord,
So far today, I'm doing all right.

I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy,
grumpy, selfish, or self indulgent.
I have not whined, complained, cursed or eaten any chocolate.
I have charged nothing on my credit card.

I will be in great need of help soon, as I am getting out of bed now.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Another entry to my blogroll

Who should have been on alot sooner is Denny from Grouchy old cripple.
The Iraqi "quagmire" continues

except in Anbar Province.
I'm sure you couldn't miss it on the Legacy Media, but I'll add to the cacophony of noise.

Sunnis (that's the Iraqi people- NOT the evil Bu$Halburton minions) arrested 270 foreign and Iraqi terrorists.

By themselves.

Without Halburton.

Via Ace
I guess I'm not the only one who wants a search engine that "won't"

Won't cave to communist dictatorships
Won't give it up like Paris Hilton on spanish fly.

It's not that Google refused to hand over search records on principle. They were more interested in preserving THEIR privacy- in the area of trade secrets.

I know, Jeez- there he goes again on that trivial thing about privacy, and the expectation of it on AlGores internet. Just think, though. You had four of the biggest search engines in the world (Anglosphere anyway) hand over to the guvimmment millions of search requests because they asked. Good thing it was the American govt' who asked- at least *for now* they have some restrictions on how they can act on a search request with your name and address all over it.

What kind of ethical, moral or legal restraints would the dictaphiles at the U.N.have to stop them from punishing, prohibiting or censoring what you look for on the World Wide Web?

Friday, January 27, 2006

I hate moving

Really, the big stuff is fast,- at least.
Then we always have the little crap that can't be pack up easily.

It goes for moving offices, too. Exept that there's alot more of the little, hard to pack crap after you've moved desks and full file cabinets.

Anyway, I was on the way home (late) and enjoying my fellow drivers.

When I had to change stations to get away from these two dorks who replaced a good talk host. I was surfing the FM stations, trying not to ruin my radio with rap or Mexican polka music (tejano) when I cam accross 92.5 the Outlaw, and a lineup of homegrown talent that some of my readers might listen to for their "roots".
I know I've said this before

This is Texas. The left lane is the fast lane.
The speed limit on the interstate is 70MPH (not KPH-like your home counrty) . In Texas the speed limit is looked at as a suggestion (well, so are red lights). 65MPH is SLOWER than 70MPH. It's slower than 75 and 80 MPH which everyone would be going if you'd F*CKING move over.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Seems like everyone is taking the sports car test

You won't find it here, I'm a pick-up.
Something's wrong here

See if you can figgure it out.

American Library Association
had a mid-winter confrence here this week.

Among other things put out to the public was their ummmm- dilike of the "Patriot act."

Incensed by the USA Patriot Act and irate over a memo between FBI agents, the American Library Association debuted a button at its annual midwinter meeting, which winds up here today at the Convention Center. Boasting that its wearers are "Radical Militant Librarians," the button was one of the convention's biggest sellers.

The button is the brainchild of Judith Krug, director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, who wanted to raise awareness of the Patriot Act's impact on libraries across the country.

The Patriot Act was adopted by Congress in the weeks following 9-11 and includes provisions allowing government agents to inspect reading lists and reference materials at libraries and bookstores of patrons they consider suspicious.

"What's happened in the past several years, in particular with the USA Patriot Act which directly affects our ability to do our job, is our core values are being challenged," she said. "If anything can ignite librarians, it is an attack on our core values."

Inspiration for the button came from documents obtained from the FBI by the Electronic Privacy Information Center through a Freedom of Information Act request. The request revealed a series of e-mails between FBI agents that complained about the "radical, militant librarians" while criticizing the
reluctance of FBI management to use the secret warrants authorized by the Patriot Act.

Ok, did anyone catch that? They're saying that nobody knows how many times the act has been used (on the radio- anyway). This is the ALA, if someone in the ENTIRE organisation knew of one instance, even second hand- wouldn't they let the leadership know? Tha answer is in bold. If it's so widly abused, why the e-mail?

As an added note---my librarian readers----
I noticed a distinct (deafening) silence on the govt' asking for search records.
Or is that different, because "it's for the children"?

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Bush announces cure for cancer

NYT declares it "suspicious timing" and needs to do research before proclaiming it to be true.

House Democrats demand to know why it took so long.

Senate Democrats demand an inquiry into the projected "windfall profits" of the Big drug corporations.

Sen. John Kerry declares that he was working on the same set of pharmacopoeia back in Viet Nam, but Bush forced him to come back to the world.

John Conyers begin talk of impeachment hearings.

John Mc Cain asks how much Abramoff kicked in

Republican Congressional caucus immediately calls for Federally sponsored entitlement to "preventively treatments."

Jesse Jackson notices pills are white- cries racism.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Am I the only one who's pretty cheesed about the search engine subpoenas?

It affects you.
You got here from a blog, or a bookmark, or a search engine- Google, Yahoo!, MSN, Lycos, or about 150 of the lesser known ones.

That's right, YOU. Anywhere you went on your computer- since you've owned it- there is an electronic trail. I know you computer geeks know that.

I bet if I were important enough, every website I ever visited could be traced.
I don't even know enough about computeres and how the internet works to be dangerous, but I do know there is no such thing as anonomous surfing. You can make it difficult, but not impossible for anyone to see every place you've ever been online.

Here's a quick example- Me; Wildblue.net since Oct '06- before that EV-1 dialup
2 addresses, 2 different computers- same account. Same name. Same SSN. Same credit card (I think).

Want to guess if I can't be traced back to Port Aransas, Tx?
The first of two computers and 2 different dial-up accounts.

My ISPs are all over the net- so are yours.

The only reason no-one's bothered to make a comprehensive list; is that
1- it's still too much bother for nobodies like us and
2- the software that does it automatically hasn't been madfe widely available yet.

What are you going to do in 10 or 15 years when your surfing habits start to bite you in the @ss?

I really wish some big bloggers would take this up.
It's not a toy!

There is no way the little boy should have had it.

I hold the parents responsible.
Or the adult in his life.

Not only was it loaded, it wasn't locked.
And it was where he could have ready access to it.

Mostly he wasn't taught that YOU. DON'T. PLAY. WTH. GUNS.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Just a quick roundup of headlines

That tell where we'd be if the election was turned around.

Rice Wants Security Council Action on Iran

Lieberman: U.S. Should Prepare for Military Action

Defense Minister: Israel Preparing to Stop Iran

McCain: U.S. Can't Be Held Hostage for Oil

Russia: Iran Ready to Discuss Proposal

Italian Official: World Must Confront Iran

Sen. John Kerry: Give Iran Nuke Fuel

Mother Shehan still on the trail of a 16th minute of fame

This time she's in "good" company. Trotting on the heels of Harry Belefonte and Hillary"!"

Yes, "Mother" Shehan will travel to Venezuela help fellow Socialists dump on America Bush some more.

Sheehan and Chavez will headline a list of yet-to-be-announced speakers from places like Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Colombia, according to the web site VHeadline.com.

Tens of thousands" of Chavez and Sheehan's fans helped kick off the event by staging a march under the slogan "Contra la Guerra y Contra el Imperio" (Against the War and Against the Empire).
Yep, sounds like the chants of her tens hordes of her fellow semi-lucid followers.
Exept, they left off 'DUDE."

Cindy, go back to whatever it was you were doing before the Comunists Anti-War movement decided they could use you while you were fresh.
Go away, they used your pitious libel untill it didn't work anymore, you're embarassing yourself- really. You are over, you're done, you're toast.
You are sooo - so pre-Thanksgiving!
Hmmph, Time magazine must be hurting

I just saw an ad for a subscription for them @ $5/year.
Plus a $10 gift certificate to Barns and noble.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Just Daym!

Please tell me they aren't really going to shut down the Winchester rifle factory.
I know, it's a fact of capitalism and all, but that's an American Icon. Hell, even the Union is helping management look for a buyer.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- U.S. Repeating Arms Co. Inc. said Tuesday it will close its Winchester firearm factory, threatening the future of a rifle that was once called "The Gun that Won the West."

"It's part of who we are as a nation just like it's part of who we are as a city," Mayor John DeStefano said.

The announcement touched off a lobbying effort by city officials and union leaders who hoped to find a buyer for the plant before it closes March 31. If no buyer comes forward, it could spell the end for nearly all commercially produced Winchesters, said Everett Corey, a representative of the International Association of Machinists District 26.

I've never owned a Winchester, but have shot several of them sweet thangs. There is a sense of history in just the name, it's the 'gun that won the west', Teddy Roosevelt used them. Chuck Conners wouldn't have been "The Rifleman" without a Winchester. Sure there were other makes, Henry, Marlin, Spencer, Remington- but the one that resonates is the Winchester-with visions of the lone cowboy holding off a horde of Cheyenne Indians.

I wish I had the money to buy one right now.

Via Rob

Saturday, January 21, 2006

These two studies need to be filed under "No Chit- sherlock"

First we have this British waste of money which discovered that-
Are you sitting down? (of course you are, you're at a computer)

There's less air polution on the sidewalk than in the street!

On average, taxi passengers were exposed to more than 100,000 ultra-fine particle counts per cubic centimeter. Bus travelers were exposed to just under 100,000 and people in cars about 40,000.

Pedestrians and bicyclists, meanwhile, were exposed to counts of just 5,000 and 8,000, respectively.

Next on the "I'm glad we didn't pay for that" list is- The scientific fact that women smell differently at different times of the month.

They did a gen-u-ine scientific study with pit sniffing and all.

As a guy who's been interested in wimmin since -ohhh, about the age of THIRTEEN; I can tell you they didn't need a study for that. I can also tell you for a fact- without a costly study that wimmin are actually nekkid under all them cloths. I've known that since puberty, too.
Well, good on Google

I see that they're fighting the govt' on handing over search engine records.
I know that as any good liberal arm, they won't hesitate to use a 20 yr-old search to hurt a Conservative candidate in the future.
But now they have defied the govt' demand for search results.
See the govt' is looking at child pornographers. Ok, that's good- but DON'T start dredging search requests.

If anyone should be doing something about child porn and kids having access to pornography, it should be the parents. Both girls have computers, but they're nott connected to the internet. I know they won't intentionally search for porn, but it is fairly easy to get into trouble. I made a deal with them- they get internet in their rooms, I put a keylogger on. They both decided to use the family computer.
I know that sooner or later they'll be free to make their own mistakes, but hopefully we at least gave them somekind of standards to judge their actions and computer habits by. The government doesn't need to be babysitting the internet- the parents do.

Google is fighting the request on two main points; privacy and trade secrets.

Google was asked for information on the types of query submitted over a week, and the websites included in its index.

The department wants the data to try to show in court it has the right approach in enforcing an online pornography law.

It says the order will not violate personal privacy, but Google says it is too broad and threatens trade secrets.

Privacy groups say any sample could reveal the identities of Google users indirectly. And they say the demand is a worrying precedent, because the government also wants to make more use of internet data for fighting crime and terrorism.

The privacy part, I think is because it's the Bush administration asking- I somehow don't see any Libs kicking so much if a Clinton appointee would have asked.

Also, they don't want their competition getting any trade secrets from the results.

I also see that Yahoo! rolled right over on us-again, and so did MSN .

I would use Google search except that I KNOW that in the future it'll hold my porn searches against me, and most importantly I don't like the way they display their results.
I guess I'll make another home page, and rely on Dogpile for my searches.

Friday, January 20, 2006

A question of preference

Since this is a consumer oriented society, I guess I could ask all three of my consumers (you) if you'd prefer another blogalaunch, or just me adding links as I find them?

I'm adding Johns egocentric world on a link from My favorite coonass. In the words of Dave Berry- that would make a cool band name.
The book report

Students were assigned to read two books, "Titanic" & "My Life" by Bill
Clinton. One student turned in the following book report, with
the proposition that they were nearly identical stories! His professor
gave him an A+ for this report:

Titanic: $29.99
Clinton: $29.99

Titanic: Over 3 hours to read
Clinton: Over 3 hours to read

Titanic: The story of Jack and Rose, their forbidden love, and subsequent
Clinton: The story of Bill and Monica, their forbidden love, and subsequent

Titanic: Jack is a starving artist.
Clinton: Bill is a bullshit artist.

Titanic: In one scene, Jack enjoys a good cigar.
Clinton: Ditto for Bill.

Titanic: During ordeal, Rose's dress gets ruined.
Clinton: Ditto for Monica.

Titanic: Jack teaches Rose to spit.
Clinton: Let's not go there.

Titanic: Rose gets to keep her jewelry.
Clinton: Monica's forced to return her gifts.

Titanic: Rose remembers Jack for the rest of her life.
Clinton: Clinton doesn't remember Jack.

Titanic: Rose goes down on a vessel full of seamen.
Clinton: Monica...ooh, let's not go there, either.

Titanic: Jack surrenders to an icy death.
Clinton: Bill goes home to Hilary...basically the same thing.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Iraq = Viet Nam, really

No- CCR, Jimmi Hendrix and Neil Young!

OH, lots of guns and helicopters, too.

Go check out the War p()rn videos over at Rusties .

I don't know how old Robert Rusch is, but he's got a good selection of old rock.
It's been a while since my last Blog-a-launch

And being as Blogger just ate my "Libs had a spontaneous orgasm" post about what they'll be saying when Osamas' voice was confirmed- and how we'll deserve it for letting Bush continue the GWoT. Etcetera, etcetera, ad nausium.

Miriams Ideas is worth a look, she seems to have a pretty good outlook on life, and she links to The trouser Quandry which is a bit of a British "Onion."

And back on this side of the pond, real close to home is Rednecks Revenge from Texas, anyone starting to see a trend in my blogroll?
This is the latest incarnation of Aarons Rantblog Aarons CC , who you've probably already got on your blogroll.
Last but not least is someone who I know has looked at my blog at least once (because I got a comment from him) is WMD blog.

As a Heads-up to some of my bloggers who haven't updated in over a month-
There are plenty of bloggers who DO post regularly, it takes less effort to take you off than it does to put you on.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Nothing really worth reading, just a rant

I had to work 2 hours O.T. tonight- which was ok, I have vehicle repairs to pay for.
I got out and headed home through Converse, my little shortcut past the Flying-J truckstop for it's less expensive gasoline. The Jusdon I.S.D. (school) cops had the road blocked off for something and detoured everyone onto Hwy 78- The main road off Randolph AFB- at quitting time. So I went the long way down 1604 to I-1-/Hwy 90 and west. Half an hour lost there, got off the interstate and saw the serving lines full because they dropped the gas to $2.13. CRAP. I'll get it tomorrow.

Down the interstate we went- AT the speed limit- with no cops in view.
finally getting to 410 west when we cross some grass fires. Soooo, what do the two Mexicans in the left two lanes do? Slow down to 5 f*cking miles an hour! So they could see better and see if Kurt could get rear-ended in the smoke. It took me 2 hours to get home today.

I got home and ended up cooking (finishing) fajitas, then the sides. Finally I can sit down after about 14 hours of running and working!
Wife told me the $1,250 repairs are done to the Dodge (A/C and heater core)- and they couldn't find the vacuum leak, either. Ok, get in and on the road to drive some more.

Gawd, I'm getting tired of driving on the interstate without getting payed for it!

The thing that really pushed me over the edge was the whale in Corpus Christi.
Registration req., so I'll take the liberty to print it all out with appropriate comments.

Two rare whales spotted in ship channel

Mother and her calf were seen heading back toward the Gulf

By Beth Wilson Caller-Times
January 17, 2006

Corpus Christi Bay had a visit from an unusual pair of winter Texans on Monday with the sighting of an endangered Northern Right whale and her calf.

"It's an absolute mystery how they got here," said Tony Amos, director of ARK and a research fellow at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Tx.
Amos said he got a call from a tanker pilot who thought he had hit one of the whales. Amos and some others from the institute first went out at 11 a.m. Monday to investigate.

"The first time we were halfway across Corpus Christi Bay, heading up the ship channel and we found the two," he said. The mother looked about 40 feet to 50 feet long and about 60 tons.(remember this- me) The calf, about 15 to 20 feet long, had two cuts on its back, he said.

Amos said he took photos and returned to shore to contact the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which has a group that deals with endangered whales.

On his second trip out, Amos said, the whales had moved several miles closer to sea, and were seen near Naval Station Ingleside. He said it appeared the calf was suckling as the two were swimming in circles.

Northern Right whales seek warmer waters in winter off the coasts of Georgia and Florida. They've been an endangered species since 1973 and their population in the Atlantic is about 300. They got their name because they were a popular target of whalers and floated when they were dead, making retrieval easier, and therefore making them the "right" whales to go after, according to information from NOAA.

"It was incredible," Amos said of the whale sighting. "First, when we went out we were skeptical. It's a real thrill, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see such a rare animal. But also we felt some concern because they shouldn't be where they are."

Amos said the U.S. Coast Guard will set up a safe zone, and sent a notice to members of the shipping industry to be on the lookout for these whales and avoid contact.

A Coast Guard spokeswoman said the first report came to them about 3 p.m. and a crew went out to see if the whales were injured.

"We're asking the maritime public to use precaution as they transit Corpus Christi Bay or any of the surrounding areas so they don't cause injury," she said.

Amos said he would continue to monitor the whales, and hopes they head out to sea.

Ok, so a whale is in the Laguna Madre. They measure what? I told you to remember?- class? About 50 feet and 60 toms. An oil tanker ( the majority of comm. shipping) is about 1000 feet long and god-only-knows how many HUNDREDS of tons. It takes about 3/4 of a mile to even start to turn the thing, and miles to come to a complete stop. They're supposed to avoid hitting a whale that could swim circles arounf them?

Sounds like someone from the CoastGuard had a mike in their face, with a Legacy media type asking "what are you going to do to protect the whales?"

Monday, January 16, 2006

Nothing newsworthy strikes my fancy

This quiz did though.
I be a


* Are guided more by practical considerations than ideological vision
* Believe US power is crucial to successful diplomacy - and vice versa
* Don't want US policy options unduly limited by world opinion or ethical considerations
* Believe strong alliances are important to US interests
* Weigh the political costs of foreign action
* Believe foreign intervention must be dictated by compelling national interest

Historical realist: President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Modern realist: Secretary of State Colin Powell

BUT, if I'd answered two questions differently, I (think) would be an

The term isolationist is most often used negatively; few people who share its beliefs use it to describe their own foreign policy perspective. They believe in "America first." For them, national sovereignty trumps international relations. Many unions, libertarians, and anti-globalization protesters share isolationist tenets.

* Are wary of US involvement in the United Nations
* Oppose international law, alliances, and agreements
* Believe the US should not act as a global cop
* Support trade practices that protect American workers
* Oppose liberal immigration
* Oppose American imperialism
* Desire to preserve what they see as America's national identity and character

Historical isolationist: President Calvin Coolidge
Modern isolationist: Author/Commentator Pat Buchanan

H/T to Donnie

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Looks like we have the babes on our side!

He's also kind to animals, too.