Friday, November 30, 2007
On 9/11 Truthers.
Richard Miniter has a very good article at Pajamas Media - Tinfoil Nation: Why 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Linger. Simple basic info and a good read. Take a few and check it out.
He references a recent New York Post article titled - 'BLAME U.S. FOR 9/11' IDIOTS IN MAJORITY on poll results regarding conspiracies.
Reading the comment section of the Miniter article is what got me re-ignited on 9/11 Truthers.
I HATE FRIGGIN' TRUTHERS!
It didn't take long after 9/11 for people to start questioning the official version of events. That's ok. Our security agencies, intelligence agencies, law enforcement and just about everyone connected with this event were, for a host of reasons, left looking bad. Whether this shits been fixed yet is another story entirely. But I doubt it.
All of them were made to look bad by a small group of dedicated terrorists who -
1) Put together a well thought out plan.
2) Maintained very good operational security.
3) Took advantage of our good nature, naivety and culture of openness.
4) And exploited the holes in our defenses.
What I refuse to believe is this -
George Bush, The Government, The CIA, etc.
1) Knew about it and allowed it to happen.
2) Made it happen. As in - "9/11 was an Inside Job".
Sorry. I call Bullshit.
Can't buy either one of those Bullshit scenarios.
Nobody will ever convince me that This President or Any President would idly stand by and allow 3,000 American Citizens to be killed for "Oil", or any of the other reasons I've heard postulated. I call Bullshit on that.
And you certainly can't convince me that -
1) The "Most inept President We've Ever Had" could come up with this idea and could actually make it happen.
2) GWB was able to mastermind and secretly place enough explosive charges to bring down two huge skyscrapers without anyone noticing. (Three, if you count WTC #7)
3) Send a cruise missle into the Pentagon.
4) Send remotely guided airplanes into the WTC.
5) Was somehow able to hide and kill all the people on the airliners that WEREN'T used in the attacks. (If it were indeed remote drones or cruise missiles)
6) Figure out how to keep the THOUSANDS of people necessary for such a plot to be successful from talking. Secrets don't last in Washington DC. Little secrets don't. Something this big and NO ONE INVOLVED HAS SAID A FRIGGIN' WORD IN 6 YEARS?
7) Thinks nothing of killing 3,000 innocents - but allow the makers of "Loose Change" to go about making money from their movie without having "An Accident" yet?
I call Bullshit on the whole Truther Movement.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
From the Daily Mail -
"118 arrested and 1,300 guns seized in massive firearms raid"
Sounds pretty impressive, eh?
"Nearly 120 people were arrested and 1,300 guns and imitation firearms seized in a major police crackdown, it was announced today.
Raids in hotspots which account for more than half of Britain's gun crime - Manchester, London, Liverpool and Birmingham - involved more than 1,000 officers yesterday."
Officers also confiscated six imitation handguns, 1,290 other realistic imitation firearms, three CS gas canisters, a stun gun and four air weapons." (emphasis mine)
6 imitation handguns + 1290 other realistic imitation firearms + 4 air guns..... That equals, um, something like -
4 Fucking BB Guns and a shitload of TOYS.
THat's a "Massive Firearms Raid"? - 4 fucking BB guns?
The way the article is written, it may be that they actually did get 10 handguns. But it's kinda hard to tell if that's not the 6 fake and the 4 BB guns, that they're talking about.
Who the hell knows. Nothing to brag about either way.
And it took 1000 Cops for that shit? How friggin' lame is that shit? 250 cops per BB gun. That's pretty pathetic.
The headline should have read something like this - "Cops steal Christmas Toys from 1300 Children in Early Morning Raid!"
That's some seriously lame shit. I can't imagine what the headlines would be like if they raided my ............. Never mind.
Granted, this crap took place in Briton, but you can be damn sure that there are a lot of MoFo's in this country who would love to give the authorities the go ahead on raids like this here.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I went to Starbucks today. Something I hate to do.
QueenBuffness, the wife is ill today & being the wonderful guy I am, I stopped at Starbucks and bought her an expensive FooFoo coffee drink. $5 bucks for a friggin' coffee.
G-d love Starbucks. They are friggin' geniuses of marketing and I do admire that in a company. they not only convince legions of folks to spend waaaaaaay to much money for shitty coffee, they have convinced them to become loyal Starbots.
That's the American way and I fully support them in that.
But I'll be damned if I will buy anything from them under normal circumstances.
My first visit to a Starbucks was 2-3 years ago. The problem may have been that I was in Bloomington, Indiana. Home of Indiana University.
Full of pretentious college kids.
One of which happened to be behind the counter when I stopped at 7:30 in the morning.
After working all night.
I was in need of some coffee to keep me awake and spotted the Starbucks. OK. They have coffee and in I go. I almost never use drive through windows, but probably should have that morning.
Knowing nothing about all the different types of coffee to choose from, I asked the multi pierced, young chowderhead for his recommendation for a good cup of basic coffee. He suggested some sort of Breakfast Blend and I placed my order for a "Large".
And that's where things began to go downhill.
Young, "Facefull of Stainless Steel" (or FFOSS) tells me, "We don't have Large."
Me - "Huh?"
FFOSS - "We have Vente."
Me - "What? Vente? No. Just a large cup of that Breakfast Blend you told me about."
FFOSS - "We don't have Large. We have Tall, Grande and Vente."
Me - "No, I just want a large black coffee."
FFOSS - We have Vente. No large."
Me - (Still not getting it.) "WTF are you saying? A large coffee. Please."
FFOSS - "I'm sorry, but we don't HAVE large. We have Vente."
Me - (Finally catching on.) "Ooooooh. You don't have large. You have Vente."
FFOSS - (With slightly upturned nose and smarmy ass look on his face) "That's correct."
I was so tired at this point, I wasn't aware that this exchange was being monitored by the ever growing line behind me. That is until FFOSS delivered that last line and I heard a stifled laugh behind me. There were several older men, dressed in work clothes and boots, watching this whole thing and getting a kick out it.
I stood there for about 30 seconds without saying a thing, just letting him hang.
Me - "I'd like a large black coffee."
FFOSS - (Exasperated now) "I told you, We don't have large. We have Vente."
Me - (Putting on my best Drill Instructors voice and pointing to the 3 different stacks of cups.) "You will now reach over and get a cup from the stack on the right. That's your left, Shithead. That would be the LARGE ones. You will fill it with Breakfast Blend coffee. No condiments. You will not EVEN THINK of spitting in it, because I am watching you. You will then hand it to me nicely and take my money in a courteous, professional manner. Any variation of this scenario and I will come over this counter and rip your fucking throat out and SHIT DOWN YOUR FUCKING NECK! Do you have any questions regarding these instructions, FuckWeasel?"
FFOSS - "No."
Me - "No what?"
FFOSS - "No Sir."
Me - "Good."
FFOSS followed the directions and didn't try to spit in my coffee.
And he is still alive today to the best of my knowledge.
But you can see why I have a thing about Starbucks.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Hope all of ya are able to enjoy this day. Say a prayer of thanks for all the good things you have.
Remember our Men and Women in Uniform today. It's time to start thinking about doing something special for those folks. Please think seriously about supporting the folks who are in the Military this season. Several good places to start with in the links in the sidebar on the right.
It's about time to cue up Arlo Guthie's, "Alice's Restaurant" for the annual play.
If this isn't part of your Thanksgiving tradition - It should be.
Start today - LISTEN TO IT HERE
Monday, November 12, 2007
That's right. I've been incommunicado because I'm not at the "GrumpyUnk Command and Control Bunker" I am suffering the sunshine and nice weather here with QueenBuffness.
My old Army Buddy, David, had a daughter who was wedded the other night and my presence was required.
So here we are. My daughter unit is here and I have commandeered this laptop of hers for a few.
Everything is good. I went snorkeling with the Manatees yesterday. Incredible! Really enjoyed that and have been thinking I may well drive back up North and do it again before we leave.
I'm trying to hook up with a few Bloggers while I'm here. Be nice to meet them. We'll see how it goes.
Just wanted to drop a line to the 3 of you who read this shit. Later!
Friday, November 02, 2007
I have no idea when any of you would feel the need to employ something like this .... But just in case.
"The words of a rape victim - "If only I had teeth down there" - have inspired the design of a new anti-rape device.
Rapex - dubbed the 'rape trap' - is a product worn internally by women. The hollow inside is lined with rows of razor-sharp hooks, which are designed to latch on to a rapist's penis during penetration. They can only be removed by a doctor."
You know there is something seriously wrong in this world when a product like this is developed and put to market. Behold the Dick biter
Hat tip to - Tammi
No, not the Zombies I've written about before Here Here Or Here Here
The real, Flesh Eating Ghoul type from "Night of the Living Dead" type movies. You know, Horror Flick Zombies.
No. Not this -
But This -
Now, I know you're asking yourself "What the hell is this asshole talking about?"
This is a PSA for ya. In case you missed it. The President was talking about Zombies today, I got it for ya here -
Yep, even the White House is concerned. You should be too.
Here's another little PSA for ya. Learn from it. -
Don't forget a copy of The Zombie Survival Guide-
Of course we have a copy.
See, everyone is getting all worried about "Global Warming" and if "Bush let 9-11 Happen" and Bullshit like that.
Statistically, Zombies are a WaaaaaaaaaaY bigger threat. It's gonna happen People!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Takes it in the shorts to the tune of $2.9 Million.
Oh, and $8 Million more in punitive, or in this case, "Painful Rectal Itch to Society" damages.
This is indeed good news.
For any of you who are unaware just who these despicable pricks are? They're the Sonzabitches who "Protest" at the funerals of our Fallen Soldiers this way -
I read this good news last night at Ace of Spades
Check out this CNN phone interview. Fred goes Bat Shit. -
I've mentioned the Phelps Family Circus here before and became a member of the Patriot Guard Riders because of what they do.
I first became aware of these assclowns about 10 years ago when they were doing their "G-d Hates Fags" thing here in Southern Indiana. No, I don't know why they were here, but they spent a couple of weekends around this area. I made the mistake of trying to rationally engage Fred's daughter, Shirley, about what they were doing. Bad move on my part. The whole bunch of them swooped in around me and started yelling at me from all directions. I seriously thought I was gonna have to start busting heads just to get away from them. I've been told that they sue the shit out of anyone who touches them and that's how they finance their operation.
They would have been disappointed trying to get much from me. Maybe I should have thumped one of them, eh?
I really am surprised that no one has put a bullet into any of these shitheads.