Friday, October 31, 2008

Oh yeah.

Yeah, there's not going to be any disappointments in the future for this chick.

Everything's GONNA BE ALRIGHT!

Cuz the Big O says so.

H/T Ace of Spades

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Are You Sure You're In The Right Profession?


I don't mind the fact I have to handle your hairy leg and nasty foot several times to get you positioned for your x-ray; I've dealt with infants and drunk strippers before, so you're inability to hold still for more than three seconds, even though you're sober, doesn't bother me that much.

I can even put up with that wierd-ass little giggle thing you've got going on, and the fact that you have a personality that would a better fit for a sixteen year-old girl than a Sergeant in his twenties.

But I swear to God, if I have to listen you say "wheeeeeeeeee!" in perfect pitch for a little girl everytime I handle your damn leg, the next time you show up in the clinic I'm going to "accidently" drop an armload of x-ray cassettes right on your crotch.

An Islamic Cultural Perspective on Halloween

Big suprise. It's un-islamic.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Stay Classy, Obama Freikorps

Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after an altercation led to five Republican campaign workers being sprayed with Mace at their headquarters in Galax.

That'll show those damn geriatric fascists holding down the proletariat!

Just a little demonstration of Social Justice from our friends on the Left.

H/T to the A-I Rottweiler.

Better Late Than Never

An interesting article (Building A Rightroots Movement) at Right Wing News about how the web networks between the Left and Right have progressed over the years, and where they currently stand. One interesting suggestion: it's time for the right to do more than passively listen to Right-oriented radio, and become more activist using conservative web sites. Same concept as netroots, without the insanity and foaming at the mouth.

I'm up for it. The Republican Party has been a top-down command model for too long, and is long overdue for some serious turnover in talent and methods. In other words, an internal revolution is warranted to clear out the deadwood, and get competitive again. If you're not changing with the environment, you're a prime candidate to get your ass kicked by someone faster and smarter.

It's time for the party to start reorganizing from the cutting edge and get using modern methods to organize. We're lagging behind the Left , but we can change that. And as the author notes, this will probably grow like a weed if The One gets what he wants.

Monday, October 27, 2008


"As a lifelong Caucasian, I am beginning to think the time has finally come
to take the right to vote away from white people, at least until we come to our
senses. Seriously, I just don't think we can be trusted to exercise it
responsibly anymore."

-Jonathan Valania, editor in chief of the blog

As a life-long Caucasian, I'm utterly unshocked by this. Because while I really don't give a damn about color, but am quite concerned with culture and values, I've noticed the Left seems to be obsessed with color. More so now than ever. However, using this argument seems to fly above your heads, so let me put it in terms even the patchouli-reeking hippy or ideologically lobotomized leftist can understand.

You Are a Fuckwit.

Please cease and desist referring to yourself as a Caucasian, as you are making everyone else laugh at us. Perhaps you could use a term, such as melanin disadvantaged oppression archetype entity. Caucasian is just so...rednecky for a man of your advanced social consciousness.

Read the rest at :
H/T Ace of Spades

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Where does inspiration for something like this come from? Was someone watching a shooter with a T/C Encore, and thought "Wow, that's really slow! I bet could whip up something a lot faster! And way prettier!" If you think stylish is slapping together an Viet Cong jungle workshop inspired upper with a factory produced receiver, this one's a winner. I look forward to the new NRA pistol discipline Rapid Fire Bench Bullseye sweeping ranges across the nation soon. Just as soon as the manufacturers come up with some stylish fluorescent paint schemes....

Monday, October 20, 2008


Powell, once viewed as a strong contender to become the first black presidential nominee, said that while he deeply respects McCain, Obama "is a transformational figure" who is right for the times to restore America's credibility around the world(

So what is "Transformational Leadership"?

Developed initially for political leaders by James McGregor Burns in the late 1970s, it was eagerly adopted for business leadership. It has four components: Charisma or idealized influence, inspirational motivation, intellectual stimulation and individualized consideration. Being charismatic is like having sex appeal. It's having a dynamic, energetic and commanding presence. We idealize such people. (Transformational Leadership in Business Management)

Note in this definition, the complete absence of the words "morality", "ethics", and "competence". Let's look at a few other leaders who fit the definition of transformational leaders:

Kim Il Sung

I shouldn't even have to label this one.

Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini

Change your affiliation, Colin. You're dead to me.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

I've seen this before....oh yeah, it was on a '70s Hamm's beer sign.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Speak Truth To Power! (while the peasants are watching)

"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership...for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

—Michelle Obama, The Charlotte Observer

Fast forward to Friday, October 17, 2008:

While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d'oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six.

I don't have a problem with someone who's wealthy enjoying the finer things in life. But I do when they're talking about "spreading success around" by planning to take my money to do it. You want to make things better? Give up some of that $350,000 you make every year (like say, $300,000 of it) and donate directly to the homeless. If it's good enough for me, it oughta be good enough for you.

Friday, October 17, 2008

If You Might Not Like The Answer....

maybe you shouldn't have asked who I was voting for.
Then again, it was fun watching your face when I said "Palin.....and that old guy". Sort of the look you'd give somebody who just farted at a funeral. And you got the same look when I answered your question of why with "I'm a gun owner".

And to answer your question of would I vote for him if he wouldn't "take away guns" (good luck with that). Sure I would. When he doesn't associate with terrorists, ballot-box stuffers, racists, and communists. But I didn't tell you that, because even if you are a healthy young woman I was:

1) In uniform when asked, so shouldn't have said anything in the first place;

2) Pretty sure you would stroke out if I said it out loud.

But hey, thanks for telling me you "don't like me anymore". I appreciate that rational, logical response on your part. Because that's what America is all about: hating people for not thinking the way you want them to.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Great Expectations

Watching the campaign throught the european outlet for CNN on our base television network, I'm seeing and hearing things that remind me of Iraq. When I was there in '03-'04, we had a fair bit of contact with Iraqi citizens. They worked on the bases, had various small shops on post, and we could talk to them while stopping in Mosul and Baghdad. What's the similarity to our people?

Expectations. One evil leader was gone. Soon, the all-powerful Americans would make everything right. Water, power, jobs; it would all appear soon. Everybody knew that. Except the Americans who were there. We were looking around having a hard time believing Iraq was functional at all, given the collapsed infrastructure. I'm not talking about wrecked by bombs. I'm talking about neglect. Just letting things fall apart. Goats eating garbage in the streets. Buckets of sewage thrown out into the road. But we were expected to turn it into a modern state in six months and leave.

Now the expectations here. An evil, war-mongering, racist leader soon to be gone, and his twin soon to be defeated at the polls. The cleanest water in the world, all at the lowest prices and as much as you want. Cheap, clean power from the wind and the sun, the evil oil companies made to pay for their rape of the environment and consumers. Jobs for everybody who wants one, except those that will still be denied jobs they deserve, because those advertising them are racist/hateful/ignorant/demanding you be qualified to get it; for those unfortunate few, we must spread the wealth so everyone can have a little success. It will all appear soon. Because we'll have somebody new, and he says he'll make it all happen.

A lot of Iraqis are still waiting for the magic to happen, although there's quite a few who got up off their ass and started businesses. They're the ones that were putting satellite dishes on their roofs and driving new cars when I left in '04. If The One is elected come November, there's going to be a lot of disappointed people soon after.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Another pistol out of Turkey. This one really makes a statement. I'm just not sure what it is.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thanks, But I'll Pass On That One

Received in my work e-mail yesterday:

Subject: Crazy exotic coffee

Lady and Gents,

As you have all probably learned by now, we at Anonymous Medical Company take our coffee drinking seriously, more seriously perhaps than even our work and family. We believe that a fine fresh, daily cup of French-Pressed coffee is not a luxury but a natural right. We strive always to brew the finest, freshest pot possible. But, my friends, the time has come to step it up a notch.
On the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Bali there lives a strange monkey/cat-like creature called a civet. In addition to being the primary source of scent for Chanel no. 5, it too is a consumer and producer of coffee. When the civet eats and digests the coffee berry the byproduct, called Kopi Luwak, is nature’s most perfect (and most expensive) coffee bean. I say that we, here in the Sinai, deserve the world’s finest coffee. That is why I have contacted you all.
In the next week or so, we in the Anonymous Medical Company orderly room, the fountainhead of all that is right with caffeine consumption on this desolate peninsula, plan to order some Kopi Luwak. So, if you are interested contributing to the Kopi Luwak fund, please let me know. Because after all, don’t you deserve it?

SGT Coffee Guy
Anonymous Medical Company
EXT xxxx

PS: In case I danced around the point a little too much the coffee berry is eaten by and then crapped out by the civet. But, and butts are important when discussing poop-coffee, the beans have been cleaned and roasted so its not like we’re drinking straight-up poop here.

I like coffee; no, I love coffee. But (ew) I'm not touching this stuff.

Beersheva Ambulance Run

View from the hotel balcony after dropping off the patient.. Yup, I got a hotel. Cause when you transfer care of the patient at 0200 in the morning, the border is closed. The picture was taken at 0800 the same day, after five hours of sleep (FYI, I wasn't stingy with the pixels today. Click to embiggen).
Time to get the ambulance from it's low-probability area of being stolen. Not seen, giant iron gate behind me as I take the picture, and big ol' security lock on the ambulance's tire. Israeli car thieves, #1 in the world. According to the Israeli cops.
The other reason the ambulance is unmolested. Rotting garbage directly behind it.
Israeli monuments. Power to the Workers!.....or something like that, I guess. Maybe there's a CAT dealership somewhere nearby.
I just kept driving. No need to stop here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

A Refreshing Reminder How Many Idiots Are Really Out There

So, the Dow has dropped 700-some points, because wonder of wonders, throwing a huge wad of citizen's money hasn't fixed it. Perhaps the next step will be having Congress vote to withhold 75% of our paychecks in exchange for some high-quality government cheese to stimulate the economy? So looking over some of the comments and articles at, I see at least one article suggesting we jail CEOs; another where Congress is grilling the same CEOs. That's rich. The people who voted for laws to loosen lending practices so people who aren't, in the main, smart enough and/or hardworking enough to build up a decent credit history are going to politically tar and feather the ones stuck with the laws. But the comments are better.

Entire paragraphs of writing ( I use the term loosely) in capital letters. Rampant spelling errors. Insulting nicknames, finger-pointing, and regurgitated campaign talking points. It makes me despair that people with the intelligence of a box of rocks are allowed to vote. I'm starting to long for the times when one had to be a property owner to even vote. At least it demonstrated that most of the voters where smart enough to manage that. Now anyone who can screech a sound bite and is eighteen years old or more can cast a vote for President of the nation that can pull the whole world into in economic crisis. There's a comfortable thought.

Even better, the article on the views of Egyptians regarding how we can get back in their good graces. I'm at a total loss there. I'm living here right now. I've been asked many times by Egyptians who I'm going to vote for. If you don't want to piss off every Egyptian around, DON'T SAY McCAIN, even if you explain you don't like him that much. It makes you a racist, anti-Islamic, war-monger. When you ask them why they like Obama so much, it's "because he's Muslim (yes, yes, we understand he says he's Christian; you gotta do what you gotta do, right?)" or "because he's African", or my favorite: "because he will stop helping Israel, and then they will collapse". That's it. Nothing about financial policy, nothing about human rights, nothing about about Iraq even. Just "Religion, Color, Religion". Gah.

And the comments again. Even worse than the previous article. The one-worlders and I'm-so-embarrassed-to-be-an-American crowd swarmed that one. We're citizens of the world; the President of the United States is really everybody's president, so we need to vote how the world wants us to; the world will respect and love us if we just elect Obama. These are the type of people who stayed in Europe when the first waves of immigration to the colonies occurred. The people who want to be taken care of, who look to others for their self-worth. Unfortunately, all it takes is a generation of easy living for these people to prosper again. And it's been a number of generations since thing were really hard in the US.

No wonder I can't stand being around large groups of people. It sucks the smart out of you.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

The Desert Eagle "Watermelon" model. If you need to go totally tactical out in the garden to give those little neighborhood thieves what they got coming, or just have a love for all things watermelon, this is the gun for you.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Way To Go, Joe...

You can count him to be....consistent, from one year to the next.

H/T Ace of Spades

Didn't See The Debate...

as it was on at 0300 here, but looking over the news, I see multiple MSM sources saying Palin wasn't a complete failure. And my friend across the hallway (he is actually my friend; I just received a an autographed Lemmy Kilmeister photo from him. Dude has more bands sending him stuff....) isn't gloating about Palin being stomped into political mud, like he was anticipating yesterday. Both of these things indicate to me that she probably handled herself well, but didn't utterly route Biden. Which isn't bad, given the years of practice he's had sucking up to the camera.

But now, it's back to online school, and today's class topic:

Corporate Culture: Should We Pretend We Understand It, Or Just Say WTF?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Desire To Kill Rising.....

Some asshat plugged his personal computer into the dedicated base system and managed to loose a virus into our mainframe. Now getting online is a hit or miss affair, with speeds reminiscent of the bad old dial-up days. Not nice when you're doing an online school and half your time is spent trying to get pages to come up, or sending a post only to have it disappear into the ether. And this comes after some dipshit plugged a personal router into the base system a few weeks ago, crashing everything for several days, and resulting in a barracks by barracks hunt for the offending equipment. Time to budget for emplacing some nice solid stocks and containers for rotten vegetables out on the parade grounds.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


....It's a crap storm of studying. I'm back in school again commencing today. How did my leave of absence go so quickly? Now I have start using brain cells again rather than bathing them in alcohol. Blah.