Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Air Force is looking to replace the T-38 Talon as their main training jet. I have fond memories of this aircraft - not because I flew it, but because we spent so many hours watching them do touch-and-gos. Primary training in the T-38 is done at Randolph AFB in San Antonio. There is also an auxiliary landing strip in Seguin, TX, 22.8 miles east of Randolph. We used to float in the Guadalupe River at the end of the runway in Seguin (home of the World's Largest Pecan), drink beer, and watch these guys (no gals back then -- this was the 70's) do touch-and-gos. Nothing finer than drinking beer and breathing JP4 as it's poured out of the afterburner of a T-38.
Ah, takes me back. The old man would be proud. Course, he never flew T-38's. Props and T-33's.
H/T The Dew Line
Monday, June 21, 2010
Now, there is a lag effect between spending and hiring, but I think this tells us all we need to know when we are asked to support the Democrats and their desire to spend another $150 billion to shore up teachers' jobs.
One of our best friend's daughter is a teacher...in her second year. She was laid off at the end of May. That's pretty bad. But she now has 2 offers and she's going to have a job in September. As she says, "I don't want that money...it's just my salary being taken away from me as taxes and given to someone else who can't compete with me for a job".
From the mouths of babes...
H/T The Corner
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I'm not even going to comment on what Prez Zero said tonight.
Well, ok, one comment. When he said we had run out of places to drill, he was lying. Hell, they can drill in my backyard. But seriously, the reasons BP is drilling in the deep-water Gulf are a) that's where they could get permits to drill, and b) that's where the oil is. DUH.
I'm beginning to think this moron is a Muslim plant who's driving the US broke on purpose.
Nah, could't be. Could it?
Monday, June 14, 2010
We [THE BOSS and I] have made the decision to buy ONLY BP gas until this entire episode is completed. We do this for several reasons:
1. I want BP around to pay for the cleanup.
2. If Obama has his way, he'll make so many demands on BP that they will have to declare bankruptcy.
3. Which then means the US taxpayer will be on the hook for the cleanup.
4. Which means my damn taxes are going to go up further.
5. I gotta buy gas somewhere.
All because Obama wants to jawbone BP instead of throwing all available assets toward containing the spilled oil. Why won't he "lead from the front" and donate all those big-ole Michelle Obama undies...man, that's miles and miles of material. Sorry, could help myself. Her butt is bigger than mine (and that's going some).
So by buying BP gas, we are providing revenue for spill cleanup, keeping the stock price of BP from collapsing (which protects retirement accounts which are invested in BP stock), and assuring that there will be revenue from BP to pay the claims that will come.
Just ask Gov Jindal if the gov't and BP are doing all they can and have been on top of this "from day one".
I'm frankly surprised that BP hasn't filed bankruptcy yet. They have a very large (and as of now unlimited) liability. But I suspect if we put a pencil to paper now and just figure out the costs of cleanup and the lawsuits from folks who have lost their jobs, the total (in round figures) would exceed the assets of the entire BP company. It's coming -- mark my words. Every day oil continues to leak increases the possibility of a bankruptcy filing.
Sigh. Why don't we offer $10 an hour to folks to cleanup the spill...and take the unemployment rate back to 5%? If we're going to take money from BP, let's at least put folks to work with it. Or is all that money going to flow to SEIU-backed union members only?
Oh, and while I'm ranting, can't we nuke the damn oil well, as the Russians did several times? And if we're going to use a few nukes, let's use a few in Afghanistan, please. Bomb em back to the stone age.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Now I ask you...if one of these good-looking, well-groomed young THUGS lived next door to you, wouldn't you be a tad bit suspicious? That guy on the right looks like the killer from the movie GHOST. Heh.
Good thing we caught these fools. Looks like they've already gotten a beating.
H/T Weasel Zippers
Taliban militants have executed a seven-year-old boy they accused of being a spy, it emerged today.
The child was abducted from his home and taken to a neighboring village where he was put on trial.
His captors found him guilty of working for the government.
The child was then hanged in public in the village of Heratiyan, in the southern Sangin district of Helmand province.Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai condemned the act as a 'crime against humanity' if proved and said officials were investigating.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Taliban fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal. Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices. The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV. And if the bomb goes off, the needles become deadly flying shrapnel.It is now time to pull out and nuke the whole place. We can then rescue Waterford from bankruptcy and give them all the free glass they can pick out of what's left. And we can drill our own damn wells in whatever oilfields are left.
The tactic, used in the Afghan badlands of Helmand, was exposed by Tory MP and ex-Army officer Patrick Mercer. Senior backbencher Mr Mercer said yesterday: "Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war." Razor blades are also being used. All Royal Engineer and Royal Logistic Corps bomb search teams have been issued with protective Kevlar gloves.
I mean it...nuke the whole damn place. Obama wants to get rid of our nukes? Fine...use a bunch of em. Dig Osama bin Laden out of the caves by flattening all of the mountains. Make the whole place a skating rink.
New bumper sticker:
NUKES DIG DEEPER
This is from an entry at The Corner by Andy McCarthy, quoting the SUN in London (with H/T to Steve Emerson).
Sunday, June 06, 2010
I loath those who disrespect the flag. I'm the neighborhood boor on flag etiquette and The Flag Code. I appreciate the fact that my neighbors come and ask me when and how to fly the flag. I recently called the Milwaukee Airport manager and asked her about a large flag displayed there. I think it's wrong, but their explanation conforms to the code.
I grew up in a much different time, it seems. See the picture. I agree.
H/T American Digest