We are So

Totally screwed.

THis will just scramble our economy.

(Now don’t get me wrong. I have seen this coming for a long time, and you really can’t blame China, especially what with QE and QEII)

But this is going to hit us hard, when we cannot afford the hit.

Let us say thank you to all those who helped with this monetary policy and our debt.

And Women Everywhere

Stared rapturously into their televisions as the fairytale wedding of the century happened…

All those fantasies: Wedding, prince- princess, horses and carriages, adoring crowds…. all happened at once…

I would bet that many got up early and will be overcome and unable to go to work today.

I forgot it was happening until I tried to find news on the TV…Which was, BTW, unavailable due to wedding coverage.

Get a grip here, ladies…Christ on rollerskates….

I wish the new couple well. But they are not my royalty.

another legend…gone

Seems that you can no longer hear Elmer hawking carpet for “Empire” .

I grew up with that voice….”588-2300″ .

Strangely, I never bought any carpet from them…. But if you say those numbers to me….I’ll likely answer “Empire!”

Either you understand, or you don’t.

It’s that simple.


As several folks have pointed out, Mr Obama wants us all to stop wasting our time and get to work on the serious things, rather than continue to discuss the reality  of the circumstances of his birthplace and subsequent eligibility  (or not?) for his present position.

The sad part about that is that shortly after making his statement, he then left for Chicago, ostensibly to tape an episode of Oprah. Now while I am sure that to him this is a Very Important Thing, it really has little to do with his running the country, nor will anything said on Oprah do much to fix the assorted crisis that we find our country in at this time.

Having said that, I would ask…..Who pays for the trip to Chicago? Oprah? Mr. Obama himself? Or is it we, the taxpaying citizens of this country? In no way as far as I can see, does his appearance on Oprah do anything for the running of this country, and produces little (except ratings ( and therefore revenue) for Ms Winfrey). If we the taxpayers are paying for this trip, then we have to ask ourselves WHY? Why are we paying for the transportation to what is essentially a campaign stop for Obama 2012? How much did this little jaunt cost?

And just to be mean, let us ask ourselves why he burned all that expensive aviation kerosene and placed all that carbon into the atmosphere.

Other than just because he can get away with it, I mean…..

It it really real:

Warning: Tinfoil hat time…….

So after a great deal of pressure from The Donald. The white house released THIS.

It appears to be, on the surface, a long form Birth Certificate….Likely from a microfilm backup copy.

And perhaps it is. I am not enough of a document expert to know for sure….

I do have some questions:

Why add the background? The green textured background was obviously added to the image. (notice that it is behind the “roll” as well). To make it look more “Authentic”? The green background is obviously not a part of the document. One would think that to make the question go away, they would have shown the original document in its original form, with no “enhancements”….If only so that the folks on the internet could more easily vet it with no questions asked. (If it is indeed real and not an altered document). I’d likely have been less sceptical had they shown the document as it exists, without the “enhancement”.

If you can add the background, then one would wonder what other manipulations could have been done…

And one would wonder why this has been issued NOW? I mean, really, the question has been around since the start of the campaign. The ORIGINAL question was, IIRC, raised by his opponent, before the primaries….by the campaign to elect Hillary Rhodman Clinton, not by the RNC (and certainly not by the press). It was only when The Donald began making a stink about it, and the press finally took notice of that, that the question grew enough legs to make this happen. Really, if this “document” existed all this time, then why did the Obama campaign decide to release this “proof”? And why spend all the money (IIRC, something approaching 3 million relatively worthless dollars to suppress any suits demanding that the proof be shown, if it existed all along?

Fathers race: African? I would have thought they would have put “Negro” or “Black”,  Especially in 1961….Mother is “Caucasian”….why the inconsistency?

As I said…I don’t know enough about the document in question, nor do I have any reason to disbelieve that it is real….But I have no reason to believe that it IS real either. There is just enough to make me wonder.

Perhaps it is all a ploy, to keep the “birthers” wondering and vocal, in order to further cement the base of loyalists. As I don’t play in that arena, I really cannot make a decision.

And ultimately, it really doesn’t matter, in the short term. He was legally sworn in as President. For the future? Who knows?

I continue to have my doubts.

Para update

Got to talk to a REAL PERSON at Para with only 3 tries…(and a wait of 14 minutes once I got into the que)

This time, they are getting the thing back. Hopefully, the note I will send will convince them that there is something wrong, and to check it out rather than just replace the extractor.

Shit. It happened again.

As you may remember, my new 3″ Para decided to eat its extractor after 437 rounds about a month ago.

It took several calls to get the Customer Service folks at Para to answer, but eventually they did, and eventually they sent me a new extractor. It has taken me a month to have the time to get to the range and attempt to seriously wring this firearm out.

I got 34 rounds through the beast. Remington Target Ammo. Nothing terribly hot or anything.

Same issue. The major part of the extractor claw broke away. Again. 37 goddamn rounds. Empty brass all but falls out of the chamber. It isn’t sticking. Nearly the EXACT same failure as before.

I WILL be calling Para for a call tag and sending it back to them this time. I had assumed that the original failure was a one off…maybe a badly heat treated or machined part. It happens. But this is why people should SHOOT their carry firearms. Just to prove their reliability.

I am bummed….. I had wanted to prove its functionality and then send it off for tritium inserts. Was gonna plan on it becoming (once it had proved itself)  my Main Carry. Now I am not so terribly sure of I can ever trust it.

I LIKE this firearm. Good trigger. Ergonomics of a 1911. Stainless. assembles like a 1911. Manual of arms like a 1911. Essentially a 1911 with the LDA trigger.  I can field strip and clean this thing blindfolded. Seriously.  But I am in doubt of it ever being trustworthy.

We shall see what Para decides to do. Updates as they are relevant.

Yo. Mr. Obama…Yeah, you.

You want to blame everyone else for the high oil prices.

You, you sniveling asshole, are partly to blame. Despite the fact that the media conveniently fails to bring it up, the fact is that had you let the drilling happen that you fought in the early days of your presidency…That drilling which “would take 2 or three years to come online” WOULD BE COMING ONLINE RIGHT NOW…

You ass. You got what you wanted…High gasoline pricing. You may be able to fool your supporters with the help of the MSM, but the rest of us (perhaps we are smarter than democrats?) were and are aware. Perhaps this is payback to the Green folks for helping to get you elected…Either way, you get what you thought was a good thing. Higher pricing for petroleum.