Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A couple of James Gang tunes this evening...

Things that piss me off - Part 1

As I grow older I find that my tolerance level for stupidity is rapidly diminishing. The list of things that piss me off tends to grow as my tolerance level shrinks. It's funny how that works.

I just had to make a quick run to town. It was like a 45 minute round trip. It that span of time, not one, not two but three people coming toward me had their high beams on. I know, it shouldn't be that big of a deal and had it been just one dumbass I wouldn't even be writing this. But it wasn't one, it was THREE.

This is actually an indication of bigger things, in my personal opinion. Is is a testament to where our society is.

I remember way back, even before I learned to drive, people used to be polite and turn their high beams off way before it became a nuisance to the oncoming drivers. It was a different time and we are a different people.

We have become a Nation of "me first". What I need is more important than what you need.

I would never even dream of leaving my high beams on to blind an oncoming driver. Not only is it dangerous, it's rude. What is even worse, we are not talking about the sealed beam headlights from the late sixties. The headlights these days are brighter than the QBeams we used to use to hunt rabbits.

It's all about me. Me First, let me into the store first or I will be the first one to trample you. Let me cut into the backed up exit lane, even though there are 50 other cars ahead of me. Let me speed up so you can't change lanes. Let me drive with my high beams on because it is far more important that I see than you do.

Where have we gone wrong? When did we stop teaching our children about common human decency? When did we stop having common deceny ourselves?

These are all little things taken individually, a little irritating, but is the constant, non-stop rudeness of others that drives people to do things they wouldn't ordinarily do. A human can only be expected to take so much.

No, people, I'm not a BillyBob on the edge. I once might have been, but as I have aged I have also learned to control the few emotions I have left.

Do me a favor, tomorrow on your way to work or home from work, do something nice. Let another driver in line, use your turn signals, something, anything. Maybe it will catch on, probably not, but we can hope can't we...

More of the Gorgeous Brandie Moses!

Chris Stigall...

I heard this morning that my favorite local conservative talk show host, Chris Stigall, is calling it quits and headed for a new job in the Philadephia area.

I'm not happy to see him go. I have to say I agreed with him about 92% of the time. The other 8% isn't that big of a deal.

You guys in Philadelphia are getting a great guy. He is very passionate about his beliefs and isn't afraid to share them with you. We will miss him in the Kansas City area, especially when it comes time to kick claire mccaskill out of office.

Oh, and if you are a democrat/liberal, listen to him anyway. You might learn something...

GOP Rep. Buyer Blasts Acting Dem Speaker: "This is why the People have Thrown You Out"

This is what is wrong with our Country right now. The power is being held by a few elitist scumbags who refuse to listen to the American People or those who actually wish to represent them. There are too many ways to bend and twist the rules to the advantage of those who wish to abuse thier power to the detriment of our Country...

Rep. Steve Buyer is a Republican representing Indiana's 4th District. He is also a 30 year veteran of our Armed Forces. He should be applauded for standing up for the American people. Sadly, he is retiring at the end of this session.

The senate voted on earmarks today, America lost...

Here are the 39 Senators that voted to end earmarks in Washington. We should thank them for listening to the American people.
Alexander (R-TN)

Barrasso (R-WY)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennet (D-CO)
Brown (R-MA)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feingold (D-WI)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kirk (R-IL)
Kyl (R-AZ)
LeMieux (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Nelson (D-FL)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Wicker (R-MS)

And here are the 56 people that think it's ok to spend out tax dollars on pet projects. These people need to be sent home in 2012, they obviously didn't get the message at the beginning of this month...
Those of you in Alaska that wrote in the name of murkowski, yep, she's on the list. There was a reason she lost the primary. All of those on this list whith an "R" beside their name should be ashamed of themselves.
Akaka (D-HI)

Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Brown (D-OH)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Dodd (D-CT)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kerry (D-MA)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Shelby (R-AL)
Specter (D-PA)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Udall (D-NM)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

And here are the people who didn't have time to do the job we pay them for... they didn't vote at all...
Bond (R-MO)

Boxer (D-CA)
Brownback (R-KS)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Shaheen (D-NH)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Check out these M16 Training videos...

These old videos are pretty interesting...

Bailey Kline is like a song by The Commodores...

Tax Cut Battle Looms Over Bipartisan Summit as Obama Looks for Reset With GOP

If obama really wants to start a working relationship with Republicans, he should check his huge, massive ego at the door. He may even have to admit that his anti American policies caused the beat down democrats took earlier this month. He might even have to admit that he isn't as smart as he has claimed.

Boehner needs to stick to his guns on this and many other issues important to the American people. There is no room for compromise on these issues.

I have a feeling that it will be a long meeting. obama will never do any of the things I mentioned above...

From FoxNews

President Obama, at a face-to-face meeting Tuesday with bipartisan congressional leaders, will have his first chance since his party's Election Day "shellacking" to reset relations with congressional Republicans and potentially crack the impasse over the Bush tax cuts.

The White House dialed down expectations ahead of the summit, which had been postponed from earlier this month. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs described the meeting, which could last an hour or more, as "the beginning of a conversation" and predicted participants would not emerge with a "full agreement" on the tax cuts.

But with the cuts set to expire at the end of the year unless Congress acts -- affecting just about every taxpaying American -- Gibbs said Obama "absolutely" does not want to see taxes rise for the middle class.

"And if others in Congress don't want to see that, then ... we're going to be forced to make a series of decisions that prevent that from happening. That's going to be the basis for and the beginning of those conversations starting tomorrow," Gibbs said.

The meeting will be the first post-election test of whether the White House and the incoming Republican House majority are able to find common ground on virtually anything.

Republicans and Democrats agree that taxes should not rise on the middle class -- the sticking point is whether the wealthy should be included in that extension. Republicans want the tax cuts extended for everybody. Democrats originally called for taxes to rise on those households making over $250,000 a year -- some Democrats have since started talking about increasing that salary threshold to $1 million a year.

Obama, who proposed a two-year federal pay freeze Monday, said that he hopes the sit-down Tuesday will mark "a first step toward a new and productive working relationship."

But the White House did not prescribe a compromise Monday, and top Republicans so far have shown little sign of budging.

The official blog for House Republican Leader John Boehner, in line to be the next speaker of the House, slammed Democrats on Monday following reports that they were standing by a partial tax increase.

"All this dithering and doubling-down only validates the American people's repudiation of Washington and politicians who refuse to listen," the blog said, urging Congress to "stop all the tax hikes and start cutting spending."

As for the possibility of only raising taxes on those making above $1 million, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in a written statement to The Washington Post that any tax increase is a "horrible idea."

Still, he said, "it's not too late for both parties to work together." Some have said a temporary extension for the wealthy is possible.

Despite the drama over the tax cuts, the agenda for the lame-duck session of Congress is much broader. Gibbs said the ratification of the arms reduction treaty with Russia known as START is the other top item on the table for Tuesday's meeting.

And Congress is tasked with belatedly approving the fiscal 2011 budget or face a shutdown, and it must decide whether to extend long-term jobless benefits and repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning gays from serving openly in the military. Democrats also want to push a bill that would give some young illegal immigrants a path to legal residency provided they attend college or join the military.

Democratic strategist Joe Trippi said the tax cuts debate could easily become a "game of chicken" between the two parties. He predicted that Congress would ultimately extend the tax rates for the middle class, but questioned whether the critical debate over the burden on the wealthy would spill into next year.

"Hopefully, tomorrow's meeting will come to some agreement," he said.

Obama calls for 2-year freeze on federal pay

Out here in the real world, most of us who still have jobs have seen our pay frozen for the last couple of years. Many have even been forced to take a cut in pay or a reduction in hours. It's only fair that those being employed by our government also feel the pain. It should really be tough all over, especially since it is our rapidly diminishing tax dollars that pay the out of control salaries of these people.

I'm sure that many of these government employees actually earn their money, no doubt. But so are all of us out here busting our asses and paying out taxes...

By Tom Raum - Associated Press

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a two-year freeze of the salaries of some 2 million federal workers, trying to seize the deficit-cutting initiative from Republicans with a sudden, dramatic stroke. Though signaling White House concern over record deficits, the freeze would make only a tiny dent in annual deficits or the nation's $14 trillion debt.

"Small businesses and families are tightening their belts," Obama said in brief remarks at the White House. "The government should, too." The administration said the plan was designed to save more than $5 billion over the first two years.

The proposal, which must be approved by Congress, would not apply to the military, but it would affect all others on the Executive Branch payroll. It would not affect members of Congress or their staffs, defense contractors, postal workers or federal court judges and workers.

Obama's move was an attempt to get in front of Republican plans to slash federal pay and the workforce next year, when they will flex more legislative muscle than now. It came a day ahead of Obama's meeting at the White House with both Republicans and Democratic leaders — his first with Republicans since the midterm elections — and two days before the deadline for recommendations by his deficit-reduction commission.

The president said the economy and federal spending were at the top of the agenda for Tuesday's meeting, one he said he hoped "will mark a first step towards a new and productive working relationship" between the two parties. Because of GOP midterm gains, "we now have a shared responsibility to deliver for the American people on the issues that define not only these times but our future," Obama said.

House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio, on track to become House speaker in January, said he was pleased with the president's announcement.

"Republicans and Democrats don't have to wait until January to cut spending and stop all the tax hikes. We can — and should — start right now," Boehner said in a statement. He also suggested that Obama was taking a page from the GOP playbook.

The freeze would take effect on Jan. 1, assuming the lame-duck Congress approves the move by the end of this year. The 2012 pay freeze will be included by Obama as part of his fiscal 2012 budget submission to Congress, due early next year.

In the past, Congress has generally gone along with presidential recommendations on federal worker pay levels.

Without congressional action, federal employees would automatically get a 0.9 percent increase under the formula set by a 1990 law. They received a 1.9 percent pay increase this year.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., in line to be the next chairman of the House committee that oversees federal personnel issues, called Obama's federal salary freeze "long overdue." But labor union leaders balked at it.

John Gage, president of the 600,000-member American Federation of Government Employees, called the decision "a slap at working people. ... To symbolically hit at federal employees I think is just wrong." He said the move would not really save as much as the White House claims because federal employees often get just a fraction of projected raises.

Colleen Kelley, head of the 150,000-member National Treasury Employees Union, said union officials would try to derail the proposal in Congress. She may find some sympathy with union-friendly Democrats still in control for another month.

"We're going to do everything we can to make this not happen and to explore all our options," Kelley said.

The president's move bows to growing budget concerns and pressure from Republicans, and many rank-and-file Democrats, to rein in federal pay and benefits.

The federal government is the nation's largest employer, with about 2 million workers. About 85 percent of them work outside of the Washington, D.C., area.

Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., now the House majority leader, said he would closely study Obama's request.

"Meaningful deficit deduction cannot be achieved through a piecemeal approach to trimming federal spending," Hoyer said. Active members of the military "serving in harm's way" should be exempt, he said, but he questioned the wisdom of leaving out military members in noncombat roles while subjecting their civilian counterparts to the freeze.

"I did not reach this decision easily, this is not a line item on a federal ledger, these are people's lives," Obama said.

But, he added, "getting this deficit under control is going to require some broad sacrifice, and that sacrifice must be shared by the employees of the federal government." He said he was just asking civil servants "to do what they've always done — play their part."

Federal workers are an easy target. Polls show rising public anger toward the federal government at a time of high continued unemployment and Wall Street and auto bailouts.

Federal workers have been less directly affected by the recession than other sectors, with fewer layoffs and continued annual pay increases. Republican and fiscal conservative critics have argued that federal employees are better paid than private-sector counterparts, although public workers' unions dispute this.

Shortly after taking office in January 2009, Obama froze salaries of top White House officials and top political appointees.

Congress, not covered by Obama's new freeze plans as separate branch of government, froze its pay last April, with House and Senate votes to forgo an automatic $1,600 annual cost of living increase.

House members and senators are paid $174,000 a year. Their last pay increase was $4,700 a year at beginning of 2009. The president's pay of $400,000 a year was fixed by Congress in January 2001 and has not changed since then.

The co-chairmen of Obama's bipartisan deficit commission, Republican Alan Simpson and Democrat Erskine Bowles, have proposed a three-year freeze in pay for most federal employees as part of their plan to reduce the nation's growing deficit.

The federal government is on track to rack up the third trillion-dollar-plus deficit in history. Yearly deficits have ballooned primarily as a result of falling tax revenues and rising recession-related costs. Last year's deficit totaled $1.3 trillion, second highest in history, down from the all-time record of $1.4 trillion set in 2009. The government's budget year begins on Oct. 1 and ends on Sept. 30.

The national debt — the total amount owed by the government, essentially the sum of previous budget deficits — stands at $13.8 trillion.

Obama indicated there were other belt-tightening steps ahead. "We're going to have to make some additional very tough decisions that this town has put off for a very long time," he said. At the same time, noting continued economic weakness, Obama said, "We can't put the brakes on too quickly" because of the still-fragile economy.

Jeffrey Zients, deputy White House budget director, told reporters the two-year freeze on Executive Branch civilian workers was "the first of many difficult steps ahead that we'll be taking in the upcoming budget to put our nation on sound fiscal footing, steps that will ask for all of us to sacrifice."

Hoyer: Military should also see pay freeze

It might add an air of fairness if the civilians employed by our government had to be away from their families for long periods of time. Or if they had the mental stress of a possible deployment to a hostile area of the world. Maybe congress should take an across the board pay reduction of 20% and a two year freeze on salary.

Our Military, even those not currently risking their lives, are still the people we count on to defend our freedoms. They pay for their service to our Country in many ways, the very least we can do is make sure they are properly compensated.

I'm sure the victims of the terrorist attack at Fort Hood would think that even those who are not deployed are still in harms way.

To sum up, steny hoyer is a dumbass...

By Russell Berman - The Hill

The second-ranking House Democrat said Monday that President Obama’s move to freeze the pay of civilian federal employees should also be extended to military personnel.

Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said including the military would have increased savings and add “an element of fairness." He made the comments in a statement about the president’s announcement of a two-year pay freeze.

“While I appreciate that the president reduced the length of his proposed pay freeze from three to two years,” Hoyer said in a statement, “it would have produced significantly more savings had that sacrifice been shared between federal civilian and military personnel — with a strong exception for the members of our military and civilian employees risking their lives on our behalf in Afghanistan, Iraq, and anywhere else they are serving in harm's way.”

Hoyer will become minority whip in the 112th Congress. He has made budgetary reform a signature issue, and he said he would review Obama’s proposal “for its balance between fiscal responsibility and the need to recruit and retain a federal workforce able to provide the level of service that the American people expect.”

The Maryland Democrat also urged the administration to back a more comprehensive program to reduce the nation’s soaring deficit, along the lines of proposals from the president’s fiscal commission and a separate debt panel.

DHS & TSA: Making a list, checking it twice

The new enhanced security screenings at airports (and coming soon to a bus terminal or train station near you!) has very little to do with security and much to do with control and submission. Our government is attempting to train us to comply with whatever rights violations they dictate.

It would be easy for the tsa and homeland security to begin enhanced screening of those who fit the profile of a terrorist, much like Israel does, but that wouldn't serve the same purpose. The tsa has never stopped a terrorist attack, and they probably won't be the ones to stop the next one. These new screenings are a sort of terror attack themselves. People are being forced to submit to a degrading and embarrasing set of processes against their will.

And now we find out that if we balk at the unConstitutional process, data is being compiled on us. For what purpose? What possible reason could janet napolitano and her gang of thugs possibly have for collecting data on those who don't wish to be violated by a stranger? Or have images of their naked bodies posted on the internet.

Our government is against us, they have become our enemy...

By Doug Hagmann - Canada Free Press

Following the publication of my article titled “Gate Rape of America,” I was contacted by a source within the DHS who is troubled by the terminology and content of an internal memo reportedly issued yesterday at the hand of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Indeed, both the terminology and content contained in the document are troubling. The dissemination of the document itself is restricted by virtue of its classification, which prohibits any manner of public release. While the document cannot be posted or published, the more salient points are revealed here.

The memo, which actually takes the form of an administrative directive, appears to be the product of undated but recent high level meetings between Napolitano, John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA),and one or more of Obama’s national security advisors. This document officially addresses those who are opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures as “domestic extremists.”

The introductory paragraph of the multi-page document states that it is issued “in response to the growing public backlash against enhanced TSA security screening procedures and the agents conducting the screening process.” Implicit within the same section is that the recently enhanced security screening procedures implemented at U.S. airports, and the measures to be taken in response to the negative public backlash as detailed [in this directive], have the full support of the President. In other words, Obama not only endorses the enhanced security screening, but the measures outlined in this directive to be taken in response to public objections.

The terminology contained within the reported memo is indeed troubling. It labels any person who “interferes” with TSA airport security screening procedure protocol and operations by actively objecting to the established screening process, “including but not limited to the anticipated national opt-out day” as a “domestic extremist.” The label is then broadened to include “any person, group or alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel disruptions at U.S. airports in response to the enhanced security procedures.

For individuals who engaged in such activity at screening points, it instructs TSA operations to obtain the identities of those individuals and other applicable information and submit the same electronically to the Homeland Environment Threat Analysis Division, the Extremism and Radicalization branch of the Office of Intelligence & Analysis (IA) division of the Department of Homeland Security.

For “any person, group or domestic alternative media source” that actively objects to, causes others to object to, supports and/or elicits support for anyone who engages in such travel “disruptions” at U.S. airports (as defined above) in response to the enhanced security procedures, the [applicable DHS administrative branch] is instructed to identify and collect information about the persons or entities, and submit such information in the manner outlined [within this directive].

It would appear that the Department of Homeland Security is not only prepared to enforce the enhanced security procedures at airports, but is involved in gathering intelligence about those who don’t. They’re making a list and most certainly will be checking it twice. Meanwhile, legitimate threats to our air travel security (and they DO exist) seem to be taking a back seat to the larger threat of the multitude of non-criminal American citizens who object to having their Constitutional rights violated.

As I have written before, it has nothing to do with security and everything to do with control.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A couple of tunes from The Cars...

Jenya is a Red Hot Gorgeous Goddess!

North Korea Deploys Missiles Near Yellow Sea Border

When north korea fires on a US plane, what will obama do? History says he will do nothing. The idiots in charge of north korea are just loony enough to shoot down a plane. They don't care who it belongs to, as long as it isn't China...

From FoxNews

BEIJING – North Korea has deployed surface-to-air missiles near the Yellow Sea border, the Yonhap News Agency reports.

"(The missiles) appear to be targeting our fighter jets that fly near the Northern Limit Line," a South Korean source told the news agency.

The source who spoke on condition of anonymity says North Korea is preparing to fire the Soviet-made missiles.

"The military is preparing for the possibility of further provocations as the North Korean military has deployed firepower near the NLL and is preparing to fire," the source said.

This latest development comes as a U.S. supercarrier and South Korean destroyer took up position in the tense sea on Sunday for joint military exercises that were a united show of force just days after a deadly North Korean artillery attack.

As tensions escalated across the region, with North Korea threatening another "merciless" attack, China belatedly jumped into the fray. Beijing's top nuclear envoy, Wu Dawei, called for an emergency meeting in early December among regional powers involved in nuclear disarmament talks, including North Korea.

Seoul responded cautiously to the proposal from North Korea's staunch ally, saying it should be "reviewed very carefully" in light of North Korea's recent revelation of a new uranium-enrichment facility, even as protesters begged President Lee Myung-bak to find a way to resolve the tension and restore peace.

The troubled relations between the two Koreas, which fought a three-year war in the 1950s, have steadily deteriorated since Lee's conservative government took power in 2008 with a tough new policy toward nuclear-armed North Korea.

Eight months ago, a South Korean warship went down in the western waters, killing 46 sailors in the worst attack on the South Korean military since the Korean War. Then, last Tuesday, North Korean troops showered artillery on Yeonpyeong, a South Korean-held island that houses military bases as well as a civilian population of 1,300 -- an attack that marked a new level of hostility.

Two South Korean marines and two civilians were killed and 18 others wounded in the hailstorm of artillery that sent residents fleeing into bunkers and reduced homes on the island to charred rubble.

North Korea blamed the South for provoking the attack by holding artillery drills near the Koreas' maritime border, and has threatened to be "merciless" if the current war games -- set to last until Dec. 1 -- get too close to its territory.

As U.S. and South Korean ships, including the nuclear-powered USS George Washington, sailed into the waters off Korea's west coast Sunday, China began launching its diplomatic bid to calm tensions.

Washington and Seoul had been pressing China, North Korea's main ally and benefactor, to help defuse the situation amid fears of all-out war.

China, slow at first to react, has quickened its diplomatic intervention in recent days. Chinese state councilor Dai Bingguo made a last-minute visit to Seoul to confer with Lee.

Lee pressured China to contribute to peace in a "more objective, responsible" matter, and warned Sunday that Seoul would respond "strongly" to any further provocation, the presidential office said.

The strong words were Lee's first public comment in days. He was due to address the nation Monday morning amid calls from his people to take stronger action in dealing with the defiant North.

North Korea has walked a path of defiance since launching a rocket in April 2009 in violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and abandoning the disarmament process in protest against the condemnation that followed.

However, in recent months Pyongyang has shown an eagerness to get back to the talks, and has appeared increasingly frustrated by U.S. and South Korean reluctance to restart the negotiations.

Seoul has said it wants an acknowledgment of regret for the sinking of the Cheonan warship in March as well as a concrete show of commitment to denuclearization.

North Korea, which cites the U.S. military presence in South Korea as a main reason behind its drive to build atomic weapons, routinely calls the joint exercises between the allies a rehearsal for war.

Washington, which keeps 28,500 troops in South Korea to protect the ally, insists the routine drills were planned before last Tuesday's attack.

The exercises will take place over four days, but no live-fire drills are planned, said Cmdr. Jeff Davis, spokesman for the 7th Fleet in Japan.

Along scenic Mallipo Beach on the west coast, about 50 South Korean soldiers were laying down an aluminum road to prepare for an amphibious landing drill Monday. Barbed wire and metal staves ran the length of the beach for about 2 miles (3 kilometers). Military ships hovered in the distance.

North Korea expressed renewed outrage over the Yellow Sea drills.

The war games are a "pretext for aggression and ignite a war at any cost," the National Peace Committee of Korea said in a statement carried Sunday by the official Korean Central News Agency.

Hours earlier, the rattle of new artillery fire from North Korea sent residents, journalists, police and troops scrambling for cover on Yeonpyeong Island. None of the rounds landed on the island, military officials said, but the incident showed how tense the situation remains.

Saying they could not guarantee the journalists' safety, South Korea's Defense Ministry sent a ship to ferry them off the island but bad weather forced them to cancel the evacuation. About 380 people, including 28 islanders and 190 journalists, remained on Yeonpyeong on Sunday, officials said.

A similar burst of artillery fire Friday occurred just as the U.S. military's top commander in the region, Gen. Walter Sharp, was touring Yeonpyeong Island. No shells landed anywhere in South Korean territory.

Calls for tougher action made way Sunday for pleas for peace among about 150 South Koreans who turned out for a vigil Sunday evening in a Seoul plaza, huddling with candles in paper cups and chanting, "Give us peace!"

"It was very shocking," said Kang Hong-koo, 22, a student. "I'm here to appease the souls of the people who were killed in the North Korean attack. I hope the current tense situation is alleviated quickly."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Two more quick pictures...

These are the last two, I promise.

Willie Nelson charged with pot possession in Texas

This must have been a group of super cops or something. Only super cops could find weed on Willie Nelson...
Associated Press

SIERRA BLANCA, Texas – A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says country singer Willie Nelson was charged with marijuana possession after 6 ounces was found aboard his tour bus in Texas.

Patrol spokesman Bill Brooks says the bus pulled into the Sierra Blanca, Texas, checkpoint about 9 a.m. Friday. Brooks says an officer smelled pot when a door was opened and a search turned up marijuana.

Brooks says the Hudspeth County sheriff was contacted and Nelson was among three people arrested.

Sheriff Arvin West didn't immediately return a phone message left at his home Friday, but he told the El Paso Times that Nelson claimed the marijuana was his. The singer was held briefly a $2,500 bond before being released.

Nelson spokeswoman Elaine Schock declined to comment when contacted via e-mail by The Associated Press.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd tunes this evening...

Brea Bennett is a Smoking HOT Goddess!

International Crises Threaten to Overshadow Obama's Economic Message

This is what you get when you hire a guy with absolutely no experience with anything, you get piss poor everything.

If you are unemployed now and you were stupid enough to vote for obama in 2008, you got what you asked for, change. I'm pretty sure unemployment and a horrible economy wasn't exactly the change you had in mind but you hired a guy with no track record.

Even with all the other things going on in the world, I'm sure obama is spending just as much time on the economy as ever, none.

We need to face reality here folks, until we get rid of this pretender to the throne, nothing is going to change. He has no clue what he is doing and he has surrounded himself with people who only know one thing, radical socialism, and that won't fix what is wrong with this Country or the rest of the world. Strong economic policies here will solve our problems and will also help make the economies of other countries stronger.

From FoxNews

President Obama's plan to shift focus to the economy after his party was punished in this month's midterm elections is being disrupted by foreign policy challenges that could further undermine the White House's economic message.

The escalating tensions between North and South Korea this past week culminated a postelection period that included two presidential trips abroad, discussions about America's future in Afghanistan and a debate in Washington over Senate ratification of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.

The more time and energy Obama spends on dealing with a foreign crisis increases the risk that he'll be seen as giving short shrift to the public's top priority: finding jobs at home for Americans.

White House officials say the international focus hasn't diminished the amount of time Obama spends working on the economy. Aides acknowledge that events abroad can make it more difficult to spotlight Obama's economic message -- one of an economy on a slow but steady march toward recovery, and a president aware that his political future rests on his ability to speed that recovery.

For example, when Obama arrived at a Chrysler plant in Kokomo, Ind., last Tuesday to promote the revival of the U.S. auto industry in his first domestic trip since the Nov. 2 elections, attention had turned to how the White House would respond to North Korea's artillery attack against a South Korean island.

"You learn quickly as president that there are events that happen like North Korea that you have to address as they happen, not how you would plan for them to happen," White House chief spokesman Robert Gibbs said.

Obama aides say they see opportunities for the president's economic message to break through, starting with a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers this Tuesday. The top issue will be what to do about the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at year's end. Obama also plans to take a few more domestic trips through the end of the year to discuss the economy.

White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer said he doesn't believe the public is looking for the president to take an all-or-nothing approach to the economy.

"The American people understand that we have both domestic and international issues that have to be dealt with," Pfeiffer said. "The public expects that's what he's doing."

The recent burst of activity on the foreign policy front comes after an election that saw international issues seldom discussed, and a year that saw Obama spend just three days abroad, having traveled to the Czech Republic and Afghanistan in April.

Ari Fleischer, who served as press secretary for President George W. Bush, said it's too soon to tell whether a November filled with foreign policy following an election focused on the economy will hurt the current administration. But he said the ease with which world events can trump an administration's agenda is "a vivid reminder of how much more complicated and multifaceted governing is than campaigning."

While incidents such as North Korea's attack on South Korea were out of the administration's control, some of the shift toward foreign policy has been of the White House's making, most notably Obama's 10-day, four-country trip to Asia. Officials hoped Obama could use his popularity abroad to improve his standing following his self-proclaimed "shellacking" in the vote this month.

Former presidents have used a similar playbook, in part because political opponents at home traditionally refrain from criticizing the commander in chief while he's representing the U.S. on foreign soil.

But Obama's trip to Asia produced mixed results at best. While he made progress toward the U.S. gaining a foothold in emerging economies such as India and Indonesia, he failed to secure a highly sought-after free trade agreement with South Korea and couldn't rally wide-ranging international support for action against China's currency manipulation.

Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, said Obama could have better kept the focus on the U.S. economy when he was overseas if he had delivered on some of those objectives.

"It's OK to send the president abroad if he brings back agreements that are good for the U.S.," he said. "The president's problem was that he wasn't able to bring back the good news he had hoped."

The White House was more pleased with the results of the recent NATO summit in Portugal, where Obama was seen as playing a pivotal role in the alliance securing agreements on the Afghanistan war and missile defense. Obama also received overwhelming international support for Senate ratification of a new arms control treaty with Russia.

Yet that treaty has proved to be another example of foreign policy threatening to trump Obama's message on the economy. Despite the White House's insistence that the lame-duck session of Congress would focus on initiatives to help the recovery, much of the conversation in Washington now is about whether lawmakers will hand Obama a victory on an issue he says is vital to the future of the U.S. relationship with Russia.

A couple more pictures...

Here are another few pictures I took today...

This shows the size difference between 7.62x54R of the left and 5.56x45 on the right. What a difference!

Another picture of the Magpul PMags and an M7 Bayonet.

7.62x54R and 5.56x45

Magpul PMag 2

I told you yesterday about my new magazines from Magpul. I thought I would show you a couple of pictures...

Let me remind you, I got these for $11.00 each from The Outpost Armory. You can't beat that price, I know, I'm a cheap bastard and these were the best price I found anywhere.

You know, I'm no Oleg Volk, but these pictures turned out pretty good! I might have to take pictures more often... well, maybe not, but they are decent pictures.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Soylent Green has Hotties AND Steely Dan!

Go check out the latest at SOYLENT GREEN. Nothing goes with Smoking Hot, Scantily Clad Females like some killer Steely Dan tunes...

Proposed sign for TSA checkpoints...

Just in case you missed it, here is the new sign for TSA checkpoints... very fitting.

This one is good too...

A couple of tunes from The Hooters this evening...

Recommended by Michael C. - The Lovely Susan Coffey!


I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

We did. We had almost 20 people at the house, a great big turkey and damn fine football.

It was a good day.

Magpul PMag Magazines from The Outpost Armory...

I ordered some Magpul PMag magazines for my AR-15. Let me say the quality of these things is awesome. I read some reviews of them and 99% were have been positive. They are easy to load, fit my rifle well and eject perfectly.

I haven't had a chance to fire the rifle with one of these, but I don't anticipate a problem with them.

Now the best part. I got them for $11.00 a each. What a bargain! Check this place out The Outpost Armory. I had a couple of questions concerning the shipping and Shelly answered my email right away. The  items were sent out fast and the shipping was reasonably priced.

Excellent product at a great price. Outstanding customer service and fast shipping. I will be shopping with these guys again.

The Magpul Pmags come a few different colors, I opted for the standard black and it matches the color of my Olympic Arms rifle perfectly. The other colors are Flat Dark Earth, OD Green and Foliage. They also come with a dust cover that snaps on and off with ease...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has an awesome day with Family or Friends or even a day alone if that is what you like to do.

My Bride has a big family and she also loves to cook and entertain. We usually have Thanksgiving and Christmas here. It's kind of a pain but my Bride enjoys it and that is good enough for me.

Please take a moment tomorrow to think about those who are serving our Country and unable to make it home to their own families. We wouldn't be able to enjoy our freedom without them...

This video is extremely cool!

Thanks to Marc Cote for sending me the link to this awesome video. There are other M1 Garand training videos available also. Check them out...

More of the Lovely Tiffany Selby!