For all you swine flu panickers

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye and see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. — Frank Herbert, Dune

Look: this might be something…..it might not. Either you are prepared for this, or you aren’t. You cannot really prep in a week, and to be honest, if you aren’t prepped, then you don’t have the correct mindset yet, and you cannot get that overnight, nor can you prep overnight….

So either you are prepped, in which case you have no reason to worry, or you aren’t prepped, in which case you can’t do much to fix it quickly, so why worry….

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration……”

Why a 9-11 type event WILL happen again.

Stuff like THIS is why a 9-11 type event will happen again. Because we have a white house staffed by vapid, live in the “now” thinking people, we can be assured that there will be another event. It appears that the Obama white house is still in 9-10 mode, not 9-11 mode. If the events of 9-11 are that far removed 8 years later, what makes any of us think that they can remember that there are terrorists out there that hate the US, or even countries that hate the US?

I mean, really…. to fly a plane at low altitude over the New York metro area for a photo op? Never thinking that it might remind people of 9-11-01? If they can’t think that far, or have forgotten 9-11, then really, can they think of past attacks and still remember why the country needs to be alert for people like those that attacked us in the past? Perhaps they can;t think of anyone that wishes harm to the US, because for the past several years there has been no attacks on the US, so there must be no threat…..

Assholes…… I bet the people of New York are glad that they voted for Mr. Obama right now…..

Airplanes at low altitude…. New York…..Whoda thunk that people might still remember???

ETA: I wonder how many carbon credits we must purchase to offset a few hours of 747 time that this ill conceived “photo op” required….

What she said.

Jennifer has some thoughts about all the hububaloo about the fact that the FBI was taking pictures of the Tea Party events.

Like her, I really don’t give a shit if they have my face at the Tea Parties or anywhere else. I exercised my 1st amendment rights, broke no law, and I do not gear the government. If they choose to disappear me Take Me Away, kicking and screaming and biting, etc, they might find it hard and somewhat unhealthy (lead poisoning and all that)…They can, if they wish, do so. But will they bother?

But I really don’t worry about it. If they think I am dangerous enough to be put on a list for watching, then a: I have won, they fear me…. and b: The watchers will get awfully bored.

But that remains to be seen. I actually think that this is a scare tactic to discourage people form attending the NEXT Tea Party. But I doubt that many will be scared (or care) enough to refrain from attending.

So the arm twisting at Guantanamo worked….

But Pres. Obama doesn’t want to admit it . He’d rather only give you the nice safe sanitized politically correct version. He’d rather not admit that with some people, reason doesn’t work. Without the “advanced interrogation techniques” there would have been at least one, and more than likely several additional attacks on the US and it’s citizens.

But to admit that would show all of his attacks on GWB and the rest of his administration to be hollow and under false pretenses..

But the truth comes out eventually.

April 19

Today is Patriots Day. “When Colonel Smith moved into the countryside to collect these arms and munitions gathered by the patriot militia, hostilities erupted at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Soon afterward, militia contingents from places throughout New England took up positions outside Boston, putting the city under siege”.

Also the end of the “midnight ride of Paul Revere”. He and others helped the revolution by delivering timely warnings to the “rebels” in order that the English could not confiscate the armory and weapons at Lexington and Concord, thereby making sure that the local citizens had at least as much firepower as the English army. By doing so, they made sure that the good citizens remained citizens instead of subjects. Paul was arrested by the British and detained, and his horse confiscated.

Having the powder and shot, as well as additional weapons, made sure that the English could not enslave the colonists, and led to the revolutionary war, and eventually the country that we call the USA. We can debate many things, but we all must accept that this is indeed a Very Special Day. In my (not so terribly) humble opinion, today should rank as highly as July 4th. Today was the beginning of the new country as much as July 4th. Moreso, perhaps. For had those brave and courageous souls not rebelled, and rather taken the easy and safe path, the country might not exist, and we might never have gotten the wonderful constitution that makes this country so great. Today is the day we should celebrate! Today was the beginning of our country’s greatness. Today, in 1775, was the acts of rebellion and bravery that started our country.

Of course, today also marks a day of murder of our citizens by the government, and a day where the rest of us stood by and watched. Today is the day that the BATF killed 76 men, women, and children because of their religious beliefs. Today is the day where the rest of the country let that happen with no consequences. Today should be a day of shame where those of us who were alive at that time and able to shoulder arms failed those folks at Waco, TX. We failed them because we allowed their murderers to remain free, and never demanded an accounting for their actions.
We should remember this day with shame because of that. Today is a day we should hang our heads in shame, for we did not demonstrate in modern times the spirit and fortitude of our country’s founders.

Today is both a day of wonder and pride, and a day of shame. Today should be remembered and held sacred moreso than any other national secular holiday.

Let us remember it for all of those, and decide that the first shall happen again if needed, and the second shall never again happen, on this or any other date no matter what the cost. For if we allow such actions again, we allow the slow death of our country and our national pride, and begin down the path to darkness.

Your breath is a pollutant, according to the EPA

The EPA now says that CO2 (yeah, the stuff that people, dogs, horses, and cows exhale) is now a pollutant. As absurd as this appears on the surface, when you look deeper, it then appears to be more sinister….

CO2 as a pollutant opens the door to cap and trade, with the attendant tax and rise in costs for EVERYTHING. Food, transportation, heat, manufactured goods, etc.. Everything costs more under cap and trade.

Eventually, they’ll tax you for having a kid, as he/she will exhale a LOT of CO2 during his/her lifetime. (or they’ll tax everyone yearly based on weight or body mass, or something like that…Men will most likely be taxed more than women, as we exhale more CO2 per pound of mass than women).

While Europe is giving up on such ideas, Mr.Obama and the tree huggers EPA folks are going blindly ahead with their flawed plan.

What asses they appear to be.

The left must fear the Tea Party movement

This article claims that the Tea Parties were a dud. Maybe so. It was a dud if you discount the fact that the MSM barely acknowledged the fact that they were held, and that in excess of 300,000 people cared enough to take the day off from work, losing a day’s pay or burning a vacation or personal day in order to attend.

We are also racist. Somehow, the fact that we are against higher taxes and government waste and tax and spend policies makes us racist. I was at the Chicago Tea Party, and while the crowd was predominantly white, there were a significant number of black, asian, and hispanic people, both men and women, attending. No one seemed to care what color the attendees were, merely that they were there.

It seems that the left will do anything to damage this movement. Anything to discredit or denigrate it.

Sadly, they will only convince those that are already lost to the left side. Only those who already believe in the power of the left…The Statists. Their arguements will not sway anyone who is even remotely able to think objectively.

I smell fear.

Fear is good.

SO, in the eyes of the State Dept, Texas is a foreign country….

This is a Google cache of the official State Dept website page. Either these Washington, DC people really believe that anywhere between L.A. and the east coast is a different country, (i.e. flyover country) or they are woefully undereducated (and that makes me wonder what intelligence and education qualifications are needed to be at the State Dept…).

Make no mistake, I wonder sometimes about those Texans…They do seem to be a bit different than ordianry “Red State” Americans, but I do still consider the State of Texas as a part of this great union. (at lest for now).

Or, whoever did the web page might have seen it as a joke.

No matter how you spin it, however, “We are not amused”.

Scary.

ETA: They fixed it.