Friday, August 29, 2008

Done Deal.

All righty then…

The addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket has just sealed the election for the Republicans.

(yeah, that's her)

I’m out to do the Happy Dance…

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Now You're Asking for Trouble...

Yeah, THESE guys are a bunch o' swell folks.

Beijing Olympics 2008: Elderly evicted women given labour sentence

Chinese authorities have sentenced two women in their 70s to a year's "re-education through labour" following their application to hold a protest demonstration during the Beijing games, a relative said yesterday.

RTWT here.

Monday, August 18, 2008


in a few hours.

Update later...

OK, crappy pic, but here's the update:

No, it doesn't have a mural of a house painted on the side.
It is green metalflake, so it will be easy to camo with just a couple rattle cans of brown & black...

Friday, August 15, 2008

You Want Weird Bugs?

OK, how's this one?

No, I have no clue what it is other than a caterpillar of some sort.

And no again, not photoshopped (I don't haz it).



Thursday, August 14, 2008

Commies, Obama, Et Al.

Over at Bruce’s place, he has noted that the Communist Party USA is pulling hard for the Obamessiah. Gee, that’s what I wanted to hear…

In an unrelated development, Kathleen Parker has W’s, B.O.’s, & the Mc’s response to the Poot man’s, ahem, exercise in Georgia. Go read. It’s teh funny…

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Points Off for Spelling?

I was doing some research on a Winchester Model 1873 lever action rifle this evening, & found the promise of a new & exciting feature.

Who knew you could get one with a "hecktigon" barrel?

Is that like "Well, it was a .38-44, & a .357 fit, so where’d the barrel go?"


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Don’t Hold Your Breath…

Marko and Tam both had a post this morning about a miscreant who is too fat to be executed(?).
This particular scumbag now resides on death row in Ohio.

Accordingly, the title of this post.

My Grandfather was murdered in East Cleveland in July of 1986.

The perpetrator of this crime forcibly entered my GF’s house, bound him to a chair with a cord, looted the place, doused him in lamp oil, & set him afire. The perp then stole the GF’s car, & drove it until he was identified. The GF lived for a couple more days- he was 84 years old.

The perp was tried in 1987, found guilty, & sentenced to death for his crime(s).

In 2002 he was scheduled for execution, but someone thought up a dodge in that it would be cruel to terminate someone who was mentally "deficient". Some tests were done, & it was found this particular scumbag had the intellect of a grapefruit (this would be a surprise to who?).

He’s still on death row, & will probably remain there for the rest of his natural days.
Requests (to proceed) to then governor Taft have been ignored.

So, like I said, don’t hold your breath waiting for justice…

What Goes Around…

comes back to haunt.

This, excerpted from the current issue of Smithsonian magazine:

"They were a hybrid group….representing myriad issues and a wide range of
philosophies, but they were united behind an encompassing cause: ending the long
war .… and challenging Democratic Party leaders and their delegates to break
with the past, create change—yes, that was the term....—and remake the battered U.S. political system."

Sound familiar?

That selection was referring to the 1968 Democratic convention; the war in question was Vietnam.

We all know how well that worked out for the Dems…