Sunday, March 31, 2013

Politically incorrect comics of yesteryear

Auk-med almost gets himself offed due to poor sniper technique.  He and his buddy are lucky that wasn't an RPG.  Somehow this post goes with the one below.

Via Free North Carolina.

I remember Pong.  This is not Pong.

Dogs - gotta luv 'em


Politically incorrect toys of yesteryear

Easter Sunday.  I plan to do this, but without the cold water.

Happy Easter everyone.

Handel claimed that his inspiration for the Hallelujah Chorus was a vision of God sitting on his Throne in Heaven while writing it -- he envisioned it as a whole piece and just filled in the parts.

From a musical standpoint, the fugal section (a contrapuntal compositional technique in two or more voices, built on a theme and repeated at different pitches - "King of Kings, Lord of Lords") of the chorus drives most of the strong emotional feelings experienced during it's performance.

 Another legend surrounds this particular section in that the first time it was presented the sopranos refused to sing the piece as it is seemingly impossible to perform. They were talked into at least trying to sing it and as legend has it, were inspired to reach "higher in praise".

Thx to Tom Francis for the history.

Via Maggie's Farm and American Digest.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Congressional Medal of Honor winner, John J. McGinty III

   "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 2d Lt. McGinty's platoon, which was providing rear security to protect the withdrawal of the battalion from a position which had been under attack for 3 days, came under heavy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire from an estimated enemy regiment. With each successive human wave which assaulted his 32-man platoon during the 4-hour battle, 2d Lt. McGinty rallied his men to beat off the enemy. In 1 bitter assault, 2 of the squads became separated from the remainder of the platoon. With complete disregard for his safety, 2d Lt. McGinty charged through intense automatic weapons and mortar fire to their position. Finding 20 men wounded and the medical corpsman killed, he quickly reloaded ammunition magazines and weapons for the wounded men and directed their fire upon the enemy. Although he was painfully wounded as he moved to care for the disabled men, he continued to shout encouragement to his troops and to direct their fire so effectively that the attacking hordes were beaten off. When the enemy tried to out-flank his position, he killed 5 of them at point-blank range with his pistol. When they again seemed on the verge of overrunning the small force, he skillfully adjusted artillery and air strikes within 50 yards of his position. This destructive firepower routed the enemy, who left an estimated 500 bodies on the battlefield. 2d Lt. McGinty's personal heroism, indomitable leadership, selfless devotion to duty, and bold fighting spirit inspired his men to resist the repeated attacks by a fanatical enemy, reflected great credit upon himself, and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service."

Via Proof Positive


Hunkpapa Sioux, 1891

Leader at the Battle of the Little Bighorn

       A view of lightning from the aircraft carrier the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, Nov. 19, 2012. 

Girls with.... a bandolier of holy schitt!!

Very nice.

If you can get past the Charles Kuralt style, condescending tone of the narration, this is a very interesting video.  The Feral Irishman ought to relate to this kind of work.

 You just gotta like a shop where the equipment is still run off of belts, and some of it was made in the 1800's.  That would be a good return on investment, to know something purchased back then was still producing today over a hundred years later.

Via Vilmar over at Antzinpants

Politically incorrect comics of yesteryear.

Extra points to anyone who knows what "Quemoy" is.

Edmund Burke defines a big reason why so many low information voters screw our country every election.  In other words, here's why they shouldn't be voting at all.

Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites.... Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke

Makes a lot of sense, doesn't it?

Friday, March 29, 2013

North Korean "Dear Leader" Kim Jung Un has today informed the world that the Korean War is back on, and that we'd better watch our "P's" and "Q's" or else.

Pudgy, mouth gaping open, bad haircut - he's pretty scary.

"Me so ronery," Luv, Un

To put things in perspective, a bit of fun.  This stuff never really gets old.

Dear Leader brings a matter of urgent attention to his generals.

Dennis Rodman must have left his calling card!

Friday Open Road.

Your good news for a Friday courtesy of Free North Carolina.

   "Stanford University scientists have discovered a single drug that has killed or shrunk every kind of cancer tumor it has been used against — a new anti-cancer weapon that some have described as a kind of medical Holy Grail.
The drug blocks a protein produced in large amounts by cancer cells — called CD47 — that keeps the body’s immune system from fighting tumors. By shutting down the CD47 production, the new antibody drug effectively leaves cancer cells vulnerable to the body’s own natural defense mechanisms.
Tests of the drug found that it destroyed several kinds of human cancer cells transplanted into mice — including breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver, and prostate tumors — by prompting the rodents’ immune systems to kill the cancer cells."

As they say, "Faster, please!"
Hey kids, it's Friday!!

Imma put in a solid day at work, then call it a week.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Politically incorrect comics for kids

Today the Farm Wife was inspired to use Doug, the wild yeast, to make a rustic sourdough. It is an all afternoon proposition, with two rises ( which she accomplished by putting the dough in one of the cars with the windows up - the temp in there was perfect for the yeastie bugs to do their work), but the result is superb. 

She's the one that inspired me to try my hand at making bread from scratch, and you can see why here.

The Nineteen Year old is even now taking knife to the loaf, and is melting real butter in the microwave.

   Think I can get her to bring me a slice?

Heli - snowboarding goodness.

Via Lloyd Kahn

Too cool not to post

The Gatorade river.

Tent camping porn.

The season is coming up very soon.   I hope I can get some time this summer to spend a few nights up in the Sierras.

Another unsung hero

A bit of good news for you today.

Over at Ace of Spades, there's an article about the quickening demise of the MSM.  Here is the good part:

    " TV networks are in serious trouble. There is no chance they won't remain major players , they have a lot of expertise tied up in contracts. And institutions tend to continue on.
But Amazon is going to get into the TV production game, and Netflixalready did. Meanwhile cable continues to cut into networks' ratings-- where it was once unthinkable that cable stations could beat the mighty networks, it now happens from time to time.
It will happen more.
Empire of Jeff posted on What This All Means in a comment earlier (when comments were working). It means further cultural balkanization, as specific entertainments (and "news" shows) are specifically tailored for specific tribe... which I'm not sure is such a bad thing.
We have had a shared culture in one area for years -- TV. But that's a pretty shabby medium to share a culture by, isn't it? Not exactly the sort of thing a civilization is proud of.
We've had balkanization in print for years and years and years. Because print was relatively inexpensive (compared to filmed entertainment), the market could easily pump out entertainments and nonfiction with less appeal to a general audience, but much stronger appeal to specific niches of that audience.
And who's to say that's worse?
A year ago Andrew Breitbart made what I thought was an absurd prediction: "In five years, all of this is gone. The media, all of it. Gone." Something like that.
Well, it might not be five years, and it might not be completely gone, but ground is starting to shake beneath us. Plates are shifting. Grand houses may well fall."

The sooner they all collapse, the better, but expect them to appeal to the government for help.  In other words, since their innate bias prevents them from succeeding in the free marketplace, they will in desperation make an effort to use the power of a sympathetic government to take your hard earned money through taxes.  It's as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning, so be on guard.
Ha ha, you know your neighborhood is doing well when an "Ooooh Girl" franchise opens nearby.

Good morning, bad guys!

If there was any doubt that the plan of the Democrats is to import an electorate that will vote them into office, since native Americans won't, then Janet Napolitano has removed all doubt.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says the influx of immigrants into Arizona will put this conservative stronghold into the hands of the Democratic Party.
The former Arizona governor predicted her state would turn blue in coming elections — just like Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado has gained in Democratic popularity, she said in a Christian Science Monitor report.

While normal, real Americans would find this attitude to be treasonous per se, the Democrats / Progressives believe, probably rightly, that their new voters will be willing to play the spoils game, and the Dems will be able to pit one group against the other to guarantee their re election.  Like they have done with Black Americans, who stupidly vote against their interests election after election for the carrot of the government check.

Further, the Progressive wing of the Democrat party doesn't believe in the nation state anyway, so they don't care if their voters are native born or illegal, as they think anyone who lives within their jurisdiction should have a say in governance.  Thus, they resist voter ID on the most ridiculous of grounds, not because they believe their arguments against it, but because they don't think they have enough support from the traditional Americans to get away with it.  Looks like they are getting more confident that they have turned the corner, given Janet's bold admission that the illegals will soon deliver permanent power to the Dems.  

If this description of their plan is in fact true, and it has to be if we are to believe Janet's own words, then isn't this the very definition of treason?  The most basic reason for the true Americans to take up arms to defend the country they all grew up in and love?   Maybe that might just explain the ammo purchases, the tank like vehicles that the government is buying up.  

Worried?  I certainly am.

Related:  Top Democrat tells Republicans that he will ram an immigration bill through Congress.  I wonder why?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 What is pictured above is actually just a common rainbow. It's uncommon appearance is caused by the Sun being unusually high in the sky during the rainbow's creation. Since every rainbow's center must be exactly opposite the Sun, a high Sun reflecting off of a distant rain will produce a low rainbowwhere only the very top is visible -- because the rest of the rainbow is below the horizon. Furthermore, no two observers can see exactly the same rainbow -- every person finds themselves exactly between the Sun and rainbow's center, and every observer sees the colorful circular band precisely 42 degrees from rainbow's center. The above image featuring the Eiffel Tower was taken inParisFrance last week. Although the intermittent thunderstorms lasted for much of the day, the horizon rainbow lasted for only a few minutes.


Keep in mind that these are the images that they want you to see!

Some are so comical that I've posted them here, but this is the ultimate collection.  Let's take a look.

Here, Dear Leader is being shown some high tech control panel.  High tech for the 1970's, maybe.  And why does Dear Leader always have his mouth hanging open?  Is it because he's a mouth breather?

Check out how ancient and worn out looking these guns are.  The stock, the metal, all of it.   These appear to be WWII surplus, no joke.

Here Dear Leader and  his generals have climbed a hill to watch a jet, which again looks vintage 1970's, lumber into the air.  Woe to the poor pilot who has to pilot that relic to war against a modern air force.  Remember, these are the pictures they want you to see!

Go to the article via the link above for the rest, but really, the worst is seeing the faces of the deluded young soldiers that this near idiot Kim is going to send into the meat grinder if he ever causes real war to break out.  

What a very bad joke of a government they have been cursed with in North Korea.  Here is hoping one of those generals will shoot Dear Leader in the back, then petition to re join the south peacefully and as brothers.

Hat tip: American Digest.

Another amazing story of a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Roy Benivedez.  

As the medevac chopper landed the wounded were examined one by one. Staff Sergeant Benavidez could only hear what was going on around him. He had over thirty seven puncture wounds. His intestines were exposed. He could not see as his eyes were caked in blood and unable to open. Neither could he speak, his jaw broken, clubbed by a North Vietnamese rifle. But he knew what was happening, and it was the scariest moment of his life, even more so than the earlier events of the day. He lay in a body bag, bathed in his own blood. Jerry Cottingham, a friend screamed "That's Benavidez. Get a doc". When the doctor arrived he placed his hand on Roy's chest to feel for a heartbeat. He pronounced him dead. The physician shook his head. "There's nothing I can do for him." As the doctor bent over to zip up the body bag. Benavidez did the only thing he could think of to let the doctor know that he was alive. He spit in the doctor's face. The surprised doctor reversed Roy's condition from dead to "He won't make it, but we'll try".
The 32-year-old son of a Texas sharecropper had just performed for six hours one of the most remarkable feats of the Vietnam War. Benavidez, part Yaqui Indian and part Mexican, was a seventh-grade dropout and an orphan who grew up taunted by the term "dumb Mexican." But, as Ronald Reagan noted, if the story of what he accomplished was made into a movie, no one would believe it really happened.
Roy Benavidez's ordeal began at Loc Ninh, a Green Beret outpost near the Cambodian border. It was 1:30 p.m., May 2, 1968. A chaplain was holding a prayer service around a jeep for the sergeant and several other soldiers. Suddenly, shouts rang out from a nearby short-wave radio. "Get us out of here!" someone screamed. "For God's sake, get us out!"
A 12-man team consisting of Sergeant First Class Leroy Wright, Staff Sergeant Lloyd "Frenchie" Mousseau, Specialist Four Brian O'Connor and nine Nung tribesmen monitoring enemy troop movements in the jungle had found itself surrounded by a North Vietnamese army battalion. With out orders, Benavidez volunteered so quickly that he didn't even bring his M-16 when he dashed for the helicopter preparing for a rescue attempt. The sole weapon he carried was a bowie knife on his belt."I'm coming with you," he told the three crew members.
Airborne, they spotted the soldiers in a tight circle. A few hundred enemy troops surrounded them in the jungle, some within 25 yards of the Americans' position. The chopper dropped low, ran into withering fire and quickly retreated. Spotting a small clearing 75 yards away, Benavidez told the pilot, "Over there, over there."
The helicopter reached the clearing and hovered 10 feet off the ground. Benavidez made the sign of the cross, jumped out carrying a medic bag and began running the 75 yards towards the trapped men. Almost immediately, Benavidez was hit by an AK-47 slug in his right leg. He stumbled and fell, but got back up convincing himself that he'd only snagged a thorn bush and kept running to the brush pile where Wright's men lay. An exploding hand grenade knocked him down and ripped his face with shrapnel. He shouted prayers, got up again and staggered to the men.
Four of the soldiers were dead, the other eight wounded and pinned down in two groups. Benavidez bound their wounds, injected morphine and, ignoring NVA bullets and grenades, passed around ammunition that he had taken from several bodies and armed himself with an AK. Then Benavidez directed air strikes and called for the Huey helicopter to a landing near one group. While calling in support he was shot again in the right thigh, his second gunshot wound. He dragged the dead and wounded aboard. The chopper lifted a few feet off the ground and moved toward the second group, with Benavidez running beneath it, firing a rifle he had picked up. He spotted the body of the team leader Sergeant First Class Wright. Ordering the other soldiers to crawl toward the chopper, he retrieved a pouch dangling from the dead man's neck; in the pouch were classified papers with radio codes and call signs. As he shoved the papers into his shirt, a bullet struck his stomach and a grenade shattered his back. The helicopter, barely off the ground, suddenly crashed, its pilot shot dead.
Coughing blood, Benavidez made his way to the Huey and pulled the wounded from the wreckage, forming a small perimeter. As he passed out ammunition taken from the dead, the air support he had earlier radioed for arrived. Jets and helicopter gunships strafed threatening enemy soldiers while Benavidez tended the wounded. "Are you hurt bad, Sarge?" one soldier asked. "Hell, no," said Benavidez, about to collapse from blood loss. "I've been hit so many times I don't give a damn no more."
While mortar shells burst everywhere, Benavidez called in Phantoms "danger close". Enemy fire raked the perimeter. Several of the wounded were hit again, including Benavidez. By this time he had blood streaming down his face, blinding him. Still he called in air strikes, adjusting their targets by sound. Several times, pilots thought he was dead, but then his voice would come back on the radio, calling for closer strikes. Throughout the fighting, Benavidez, a devout Catholic, made the sign of the cross so many times, his arms were "were going like an airplane prop". But he never gave into fear.
Finally, a helicopter landed. "Pray and move out," Benavidez told the men as he helped each one aboard. As he carried a seriously wounded Frenchie Mousseau over his shoulder a fallen NVA soldier stood up, swung his rifle and clubbed Benavidez in the head. Benavidez fell, rolled over and got up just as the soldier lunged forward with his bayonet. Benavidez grabbed it, slashing his right hand, and pulled his attacker toward him. With his left hand, he drew his own bowie knife and stabbed the NVA but not before the bayonet poked completely through his left forearm. As Benavidez dragged Mousseau to the chopper, he saw two more NVA materialize out of the jungle. He snatched a fallen AK-47 rifle and shot both. Benavidez made one more trip to the clearing and came back with a Vietnamese interpreter. Only then did the sergeant let the others pull him aboard the helicopter.
Blood dripped from the door as the chopper lumbered into the air. Benavidez was holding in his intestines with his hand. Bleeding almost into unconsciousness, Benavidez lay against the badly wounded Mousseau and held his hand. Just before they landed at the Medevac hospital, "I felt his fingers dig into my palm," Benavidez recalled, "his arm twitching and jumping as if electric current was pouring through his body into mine" At Loc Ninh, Benavidez was so immobile they placed him with the dead. Even after he spit in the doctor's face and was taken from the body bag, Benavidez was considered a goner.
Benavidez spent almost a year in hospitals to recover from his injuries. He had seven major gunshot wounds, twenty-eight shrapnel holes and both arms had been slashed by a bayonet. Benavidez had shrapnel in his head, scalp, shoulder, buttocks, feet, and legs. His right lung was destroyed. He had injuries to his mouth and back of his head from being clubbed with a rifle butt. One of the AK-47 bullets had entered his back exiting just beneath his heart. He had won the battle and lived. When told his one man battle was awesome and extraordinary, Benavidez replied: "No, that's duty."


This loathsome whale is Karen Lewis, the head of the Chicago teachers union.  In a recent speech, documented here, she reports that:

1.  While a teacher, she would lie to parents about the performance, or lack of it, of their child in her class.

2. She would then use these lies to make a "hostage" of the child.

3. She advocates that teachers organize to make the job of any principal that they don't like as miserable as possible, with the aim of getting rid of that person.


As one commenter to the article said, the solution to immoral sweating beasts like this is giving parents the freedom to move their children to charter schools or religious schools, along with the public money to support that child's education.  

Starve the beast, and you might get better education.

Perspective - it's important.

Via Pitsnipes


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Holy Roman Centurion!!

Everything old is new again, and that is just as intimidating as it was in 500 BC.

Miller Blades, M1 Tactical ( of course!) short sword.

Stick with basketball, brother.

Kicking skills - he has them.

Via Maggie's Farm
Awright, I don't know why this had to be done shirtless, and while wearing makeup, but getting past all that, this is pretty cool.  Watch full screen.

Via American Digest.

A spotlight on what is no doubt at least some of the motivation behind the actions of national central banks both here in the US and in Europe.  Like our elected governments themselves, they want to make everyone spend every cent they have, and lever up with debt on top of that.

Via Zero Hedge:

  "Last week, when we commented on the absolutely idiotic Eurogroup proposal (now voted down and replaced by an equally idiotic "bank resolution" proposal which will see uninsured deposits virtually wiped out) to tax uninsured and insured deposits, we jokingly suggested that this may be merely the latest ploy by the legacy status quo to achieve one simple thing: force depositors across the continent (and soon, world) to pull their money out of a malevolent, hostile banking system and push that money into stocks, or simply to spend it. This would help finally defeat the biggest bogeyman of the centrally-planned reflation attempt in the past 4 years - the absolutely dismal velocity of money which drops every time the G-7 central planners inject liquidity into stocks. 
We were joking, because it would be beyond conspiratorial to suggest that a central bank could go as far as wiping out the wealth and savings of an entire nation in order to promote broken monetary policy. It would be outright idiotic and not to mention criminal. Why purposefully endanger depositors, and thus an entire financial system, just to spook them and their money? Or so we thought until we read the following just as "conspiratorial" take from Deutsche Bank's Jim Reid:
Maybe the lesson from all of this is that if you are fortunate enough to have a fair degree of money you might be better off spending it! Maybe that’s the master plan here? Boosting activity by forcing people to use their money rather than deposit it! Indeed I wonder how long it’ll be before an equity strategist suggests that this is bullish as money might now leave deposit accounts and go into equities!"
Is this not ten times worse than the tea tax, or the stamp tax that set off the original American revo?

Obama has ordered federal agent to enforce Obamacare in the states that won't comply with the federal healthcare mandate.

   "... Barack Obama says that he will not wait on states to enforce Obamacare. Instead his administration has announced its intent is to completely disregard the state’s Tenth Amendment rights to nullification of the Obamacare law, via their passed legislation and state constitutions. In fact, his administration has said that in states where they refuse to comply with federal healthcare mandates that agents from the Department of Health and Human Services will assume absolute control over the state’s health insurance industry."

   "When it was informed that Oklahoma would not — in fact, legally could not — comply with ObamaCare mandates, HHS was not deterred, proposing instead the establishment of a “collaborative enforcement arrangement.” This deal would permit the feds to force ObamaCare on Oklahomans while allowing the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) to ostensibly keep its hands clean.
As if that weren’t insulting enough, included in the cache of documents provided to The New American was the letter mentioned above that was sent to Oklahoma insurance companies from HHS informing them that since Oklahoma cannot or will not enforce the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), this responsibility has been assumed by CMS.
Furthermore, as part of its oversight, CMS demands in the letter that insurance companies “submit all group and individual health insurance policy forms, certificates, riders, endorsements, and amendments, as well as any other requested material pertinent to the market reforms of the Affordable Care Act to CMS for review.”
Then, lest insurance companies in Oklahoma doubt who’s in charge of healthcare in the Sooner State, the letter declares that “a filing with the Oklahoma Insurance Department does not constitute a filing with CMS for these purposes.”

In other words, the Obama administration could care less about the boundaries of the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment or anything else regarding the law. They believe they are above the law and will seek to force unlawful laws upon a law abiding people. This is a tyrannical Federal government that is seeking to usurp state constitutions and the will of the people in those states, including nullification legislation that has passed through state legislatures."

It was perhaps inevitable that this administration, above all others, would suffer no qualms about shoving this monstrosity of a law down our throats.  Some believe that, consistent with the principles of the Cloward - Piven strategy that Obama is following, the plan for Obamacare is to collapse the health care system in the US, at exorbitant cost to the common people, in order to clear the way for even more radical plans to come.  No wonder that Janet Napolitano is gathering so much ammo, as she and every other major character in this administration know what the end game really is here. 

Cabin porn, New Mexico style. 

Like the dog.

Too cool not to post.

Naturally, the white cliffs of Dover.

Yeah! Let's git er done!

Vilmar over at Antzinpants posted this about Congressional Medal of Honor winner Tom Baker, illustrating what an unbelievable bad azz this baby faced soldier was during WWII.   You certainly can't read a book by it's cover, and this Tom Baker was one incredible fighting man.

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty at Saipan, Mariana Islands, 19 June to 7 July 1944.
When his entire company was held up by fire from automatic weapons and small-arms fire from strongly fortified enemy positions that commanded the view of the company, Sgt. (then Pvt.) Baker voluntarily took a bazooka and dashed alone to within 100 yards of the enemy.
Through heavy rifle and machinegun fire that was directed at him by the enemy, he knocked out the strong point, enabling his company to assault the ridge.
Some days later while his company advanced across the open field flanked with obstructions and places of concealment for the enemy, Sgt. Baker again voluntarily took up a position in the rear to protect the company against surprise attack and came upon 2 heavily fortified enemy pockets manned by 2 officers and 10 enlisted men which had been bypassed.
Without regard for such superior numbers, he unhesitatingly attacked and killed all of them. Five hundred yards farther, he discovered 6 men of the enemy who had concealed themselves behind our lines and destroyed all of them. On 7 July 1944, the perimeter of which Sgt. Baker was a part was attacked from 3 sides by from 3,000 to 5,000 Japanese. During the early stages of this attack, Sgt. Baker was seriously wounded but he insisted on remaining in the line and fired at the enemy at ranges sometimes as close as 5 yards until his ammunition ran out.
Without ammunition and with his own weapon battered to uselessness from hand-to-hand combat, he was carried about 50 yards to the rear by a comrade, who was then himself wounded. At this point Sgt. Baker refused to be moved any farther stating that he preferred to be left to die rather than risk the lives of any more of his friends.
A short time later, at his request, he was placed in a sitting position against a small tree . Another comrade, withdrawing, offered assistance. Sgt. Baker refused, insisting that he be left alone and be given a soldier’s pistol with its remaining 8 rounds of ammunition.
When last seen alive, Sgt. Baker was propped against a tree, pistol in hand, calmly facing the foe. Later Sgt. Baker’s body was found in the same position, gun empty, with 8 Japanese lying dead before him. His deeds were in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.