Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Idle Hands Are The Work Of The Devil

The Devil doesn't know me, then. My hands are always fixing or building something.

At the archery shop, the workbench was getting cluttered with parts and tools, so I took the initiative and build a 3-tiered rotating carousel parts holder, with materiel that I procured from Lowe's and soup containers from the local Chinese fast food joint:

Now I just need another six container to fill in the holes that remain unfilled. It's amazing what one can do with a drill, a hole bit, a jigsaw, a pipe cutter and some ingenuity.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Shootings In NYC #10

A late-night laundromat attendant is shot and killed by criminals with guns. How many more people have to die at the hands of criminals before they get rid of "home rule" for NYC and start allowing Shall-Issue concealed-carry permits for law-abiding citizens to protect themselves?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Public Service Announcement

Oleg's "TheHighRoad.us" has moved.

You can find it here. Update your bookmarks, folks.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Not Without A Mean To Protect Myself

Good luck to the man who came forward, despite the death threats. Sad to say, but I think I'm reading about a dead man right now. Great that he came forward, but how's he supposed to defend himself if he can't purchase a gun to himself and his family with, due to NJ's insane and draconian gun laws. Criminals don't obey these gun laws.

Shooting In NYC #9

A man is dead and a woman is wounded in a shootout in Brooklyn.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shootings In NYC #8

Twelve-year-old shot in crossfire in Brooklyn, most likely by rival gangs trying to kill each other.

Ten-year-old boy shot while watching t.v. in his living room. Gang members trying to kill each other outside, most likely involved.

Braindeadery Around The World #2

In New Jersey, they're encouraging people to turn in their neighbors, Nazi-style. Remember when they went door-to-door rounding up people whose neighbors had turned them in?

Braindeadery Around The World #1

We've got people with the I.Q. of dead lettuce, in the U.N., trying to control people through this so-called "Climate Change" nonsense.

If they were so smart, why did most of them sign a petition to ban water?

Students from the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow devised a plan to show just how stupid these people are.

"It was designed to show that if official U.N. delegates could be duped by college students into banning water, that they could essentially fall for anything, including pseudo-scientific studies which claim to show that global warming is man-caused."

"The petition went so far as to encourage the United Nations to impose tariffs and trade restrictions on the U.S. in a scheme to destabilize the nation’s economy. Specifically, the scheme seeks to lower the U.S. GDP by 6% over a ten year period, unless the U.S. signs a U.N. treaty on global warming."

Braindeadery Is Learned

School principals are supposed to be smarter than the students, but this one principal must be brain dead to ban the use of the restrooms at Murray Bergtraum High School in downtown Manhanttan, because two students were fighting.

What did the principal think would happen when she illegally closed access to bathrooms to thousands of students? Why ban the restrooms to all students because of the actions of two of them? Closing access to restroom facilities is illegal and againt Building Codes. For X number of people, you require X number of toilets, urinals and sinks. For Y number of people over X, you need to provide Y number of fixtures to meet the demands. Telling students that they can only use the restroom in the school nurse's office in an emergency is utterly asinine.

The principal should be fired. The riot that broke out due to her stupidity could have gotten a lot of students hurt. Is it hard to see the correlation between stupid educators and students barely eking out an "education" (and I use that term loosely) and barely passing their classes, when you've got educators who are dumber than dirt?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dead In The Water

Dear House Democrats,

I hope you all burn in hell. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are out of work and you all conspire to block the Bush Tax Cuts extension and unemployment insurance benefits. Most of you have lost your jobs in the last election and you're only doing this to further hurt the American people and our economy. You're like children who toss a game of checkers, with pieces flying everywhere, because you're nothing but sore losers. The American people will remember this in the next election cycle and hopefully, we'll get real adults in office who know how to run things correctly.


Joe Anybody

The Force Is Strong In This One

Having come across this story on CNN, via Breda's blog, it brought tears to my eyes to read of such an outpouring of love and support for a little girl geek who was being bullied in school. For liking 'Star Wars'.

Part of those tears stemmed from my own memories of being bullied all those years ago, by classmates who were bigger than me; who had their own cliques. Even some thirty odd years later, the emotional scars from those days of being traumatized come to the surface and I find myself teary-eyed, sad, angry and isolated.

It's beautiful that all these people rallied around Katie. The Force truly is strong.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Idiots In Government

New York City's draconian gun laws that only help to disarm the law-abiding citizen - how's that working out for you?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Childhood Memories #1

Anybody remember the Japanese anime "RAIDEEN" from the 70s? This was possibly the first transforming robot that spawned everything that followed. They used to show it on Saturday night at 10 p.m. on UHF channel 47 (the Spanish channel in NYC). I watched it with my entire family, living in a 5-story walk-up tenement on the Lower East Side, on a black & white television that you had to get up to change the channels or move the aerial antennae around to get decent reception.

We watched t.v. together as a family. We all decided on what to watch, and the minority vote had to watch what the majority wanted to watch, or go do something else. We also didn't have remote controls either, so we sat through entire programs, without flipping channels once, because:
1) spinning the knob too often was liable to break it;
2) dad would smack us for doing so because television sets were extremely expensive back then;
3) we were too lazy to get up every 5 minutes to flip channels.

Attention spans back then were a lot longer than what it is today, what with all the distractions from handheld gadgets to televions with over 1,000 channels from which to choose. Is it any wonder people today have the attention span of Iceberg lettuce? Back then, there were only 7 network channels and a handful of UHF channels to watch and we weren't flipping channels every 10 seconds to see if there was anything better on another channel. We also planned our viewing schedule in advance, looking through the TV Guide and dog-earing pages and memorizing on what day and what time our show was going to come.

We also dined together at the dinner table. Dad was an excellent cook and I started watching him cook when I was two. I started cooking for the family when I was nine. I learned just by watching him.

I learned a lot of life's lessons from my parents, one of which was I would get the tar beat out of me if I did something bad, and I learned never to do it again. My mom was a very good role model, even if she did cut the apron strings a little too late. The one thing I regret was never defying her to go join the Marines when I graduated high school; she threatened to disown me, and back then, we had respect for our parents. I often wonder what my life would be like had I'd gone the 20 years in the Corps. Oh well. Life goes on.

Friday, December 3, 2010

To Protect And Serve...Ourselves

Now, all Gov. Christie has to do is restore Second Amendment rights to the citizens of New Jersey.

If they're going to reduce the police force by 25%, how are people supposed to protect themselves? Not that residents of New Jersey had any right to keep and bear arms, anyway, what with Draconian gun laws that are designed to prevent law-abiding citizens from exercising that right, but restoring that right would be a good step in the right direction.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Worlds Are About To Collide

You know, I post more links on my Facebook page than I do here. That's because I have a wider audience there than I do here. Right? I don't know, but I will try to start putting stuff that I facebook about on here more.

Quote Of The Day #1

"If you want to restrict someone’s civil rights, give yours up first."


Makes sense to me.