Busted ... but still beligerent

Well I stumbled into a revenue trap yesterday.

I was driving near my home and came upon one of those silly three-way stop signs. It’s not a four way because the side street dead ends at the main thoroughfare. And from long experience of driving down this particular road, I know that the side street in question produces extremely low amounts of traffic.

So why then does it have a stop sign all its own? I am absolutely convinced that it is for the sole purpose of revenue generation.

I pull up behind another car who has stopped pretty far out into the intersection. I’m almost at the crosswalk line painted on the roadway when I come to a complete stop. The car in front of me goes, and I pull out right behind him.

That’s when I first spot PoPo who has parked back up the street a block or more. At the precise moment I spotted him, his lights come on and I know I am about to be robbed by the state!

I drove a good distance before pulling over. The street has high curbs and I’m NOT stupid enough to come to a stop in a lane of travel!

When I pull over I’ve already got my DL in hand for inspection by Herr Officer. He approaches me real gingerly, never really squaring off in front of my passenger window. Instead he chooses to remain well behind me at an extreme angle as we have our little exchange.

“Sir… I am pulling you over because you ran that stop sign back there” says the Gooberment agent.

“Well I strongly disagree with that Officer! I came to a complete halt and was in a good position to ascertain that the intersection was clear before proceeding” I sharply opined.

“Sir, you allowed no interval of time to pass before following the other car in front of you through the intersection” says the armed and badged thief.

“And I suppose that interval of time is more important to you than whether I could see my way was clear or not?” I retorted.

“Sir…it’s the law” he intoned with much gravity in his voice and demeanor.

“Fine! Go write your fookin ticket and get it over with” says I.

After an inordinate length of time, that I suspect was partly consumed by him running every check possible on me, he returned with my ticket.

When he explained the part about driving school and the possibility of avoiding the three points being added to my license I pointed out that it wasn’t the points I found so galling: “It’s the tribute to Caesar that I hate to pay!”

No reaction from the highwayman to that comment.

As he finished his scripted lie about how I could go to court and fight the charge, he handed me my ticket and my license, and without another word he turned and walked back to his GOOBER-mobile. I leaned out the truck window and with as much vitriol and spite in my voice as I could muster I said: “You are doing SUCH a fine job keeping us all safe officer!”

Oh how I despise the badge and gun toting, revenue collecting, head shaved agents of the state!

Obongo then ... and now

THEN: Remarks in an interview with the Boston Globe in Dec 2007

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation. As Commander-in-Chief, the President does have a duty to protect and defend the United States. In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent. History has shown us time and again, however, that military action is most successful when it is authorized and supported by the Legislative branch. It is always preferable to have the informed consent of Congress prior to any military action."

NOW: Remarks made in a radio address from Brazil (where he is on vacation ... AGAIN!)

"Today I authorized the armed forces of the United States to begin a limited action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians."

Well, as I have pointed out a number of times, what this jackass says means NOTHING. You must watch to see what he DOES.


Subtle threat of violence?

Apparently during the recent protests in Madison, someone scattered .22 rounds around inside the capitol building. I read about it in some blog comments somewhere so I did a search. Of course I can only seem to find mention of this event on minor news sources. Imagine if this had been a Tea Party event - and ammo was found scattered around? It would be front page news on the NYT.

Clearly this is a hint of violence. The message being sent is “We’re going to start shooting.” The wonderful thing about messages like this - is that messages can be sent in both directions.


Quote of the day

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."

— C.S. Lewis

If you have not read something authored by CS Lewis, you are denying yourself a taste of real wisdom. And speaking for myself, I would take a thimbleful of wisdom over a boxcarful of knowledge - any day!

I heartily recommend:


What people think is important

Back around the time of the Superbowl I made the observation that far too many Americans knew all about sports, but little else about current events that affect their lives.

Neal Boortz makes a similar observation about American's obcession with celibrity shenanigans. His target: Charlie Sheen

From Boortz...

In the entire Charlie Sheen saga that's been playing out over the past several weeks we really are seeing what is wrong with this country. Charlie Sheen is a drug-crazed drunk who is in the process of destroying his live while bringing down several around him. He deserves no more than a curious glance, yet he is basically the number one story in our media.

We have:

Democrats and Republicans playing grabass with each other in Washington while refusing to launch any serious attack on our spending deficit and our national debt.

A New York Congressman is under fire because he dares to hold hearings on the radicalization of Islamic youth in the United States.

NPR executive Ron Shiller is caught on tape saying that the Republican Party believes basically in a white, Christian, gun-toting America ... all the while being paid in part by taxpayer dollars.

Teacher's unions are fighting back at any public official who dares to question their power .. .and the head of one teacher's unions is saying that the solution to our education problems is to just let the teacher's unions handle the teachers and everyone else should just back off.

Gas is costing $4.00 a gallon while The Community Organizer rejects any attempts to increase exploration for oil in our country and off our shores.

The quality of American education continues to decline while we continue to spend more and more on the useless Department of Education

We're getting more details on how Obama and his sycophants cooked the books on ObamaCare to convince us that his scheme would reduce our deficit. It won't. It will increase it.

I could go on with this list for pages ... but I have some interviews to do with some of my affiliates, but you get the point. There are things going on out there that will actually have some effect on your lives - not to mention the future of your children; but America is absorbed by the meltdown of a Hollywood slob that will have no effect on anyone outside of his rancid little circle.

They say that people generally get the type of government they deserve. Sure looks like that's true.


You think you've got it bad?

Try walking in someone else's shoes for awhile.

Fire kills seven children in central PA farmhouse.

I cannot imagine the horror of such a loss.


How many ships does the US Navy have now?

Before reading this article, take a guess on how many active vessels in the US Navy.

The Decline of US Naval Power

Now... here's the Google search using the phrase "China military buildup"

Still willing to reap the so-called "Peace dividend"?

Obama backhandedly threatens to intervene in a dispute between millionaires and billionaires

I heard this as a sound clip on the drive in to work this morning. Here’re Obama’s comments on the NFL labor talks:

"I'm a big football fan, but I also think that for an industry that's making $9 billion a year in revenue, they can figure out how to divide it up in a sensible way and be true to their fans, who are the ones who obviously allow for all the money that they're making. So my expectation and hope is that they will resolve it without me intervening, because it turns out I've got a lot of other stuff to do."

First, note the part about “divide it up”. That’s the die-hard socialist talking there!

Next, get the part about being true to the fans. He recognizes that the fans are the funding source for ALL those many billions. Too bad he doesn’t recognize the taxpayers as readily for all those OTHER billions!

And finally, get a load of the arrogance (I don’t believe for a moment he was joking here) that HE, Obama the Great, Barack the Magic Negro, might divert himself from the business of wrecking a once great nation, to take a hand in another union-versus-management dispute.


Television programming is awash in the glorification of the police state

Either the typical American has a fixation with cop and lawyer shows, or TPTB think it’s expedient to fill the airwaves with fantasy bullsh*t which lionizes the enforcers, and vilifies everybody else!

I rarely watch Stupid-Vision, and this is a good example why. All these cop / investigator / lawyer shows were on at the same time as I panned thru the guide just now.

  • BONES – Federal forensics
  • LAW & ORDER – Cops, lawyers and courts, Oh My!
  • NCIS – Cop in the Navy
  • CAMPUS PD – Cops in a different setting
  • OUT OF TIME – Denzel Washington is a Florida Keys police chief
  • CASE CRACKERS – Investigators sift clues
  • OPERATION REPO – Repo men versus the dregs of society
  • MOST DARING – Cops, doors, cars, etc.
  • DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER – more scumbags and the scumbags that chase them
  • LEGALLY BLOND – The female Forrest Gump of the legal profession

Can it be possible that so many Americans are THIS caught up in glamorized cops and all things “justice”?

I fail to understand it. Tax feeders of all varieties disgust me, but none more so than the tax feeders that put on a badge and gun and LIVE to enforce the will of the rotten political class. How can people be entertained by the rise of a police state, complete with a world class propaganda machine?

I suppose it’s a measure of how effective that propaganda has been thus far.


On blogging and other BS

I'm sorry y'all, but I just ain’t felt much like blogging lately. The things I WANT to say would land me in jail, and all else seems spurious by comparison.

I started a post this morning about the most popular Right Wing myths. We’ll see how that plays out. I fully intend to slam the hell out of the typical conservative worldview – that’s for sure.

On another note, I went to the rifle range this last Sunday and found it fatally infected with what I will call safety-itis. Safety-itis is the condition whereby all other thoughts of practicality, common sense, liberty, rights etc. are subordinated to the principal of no one must get hurt under any circumstances. It first found fertile ground in the mind of a mother somewhere, and in recent years has taken hold in society at large (to the eternal detriment of Liberty).

When I first went to this range about two years ago it offered a striking contrast to another range I had patronized for many years. That other range had an incident of a round going over the berm and striking a parked aircraft on a tarmac some two miles away. Management there went absolutely bonkers and put in place the most ridiculous set of rules imaginable, and in so doing destroyed any desire in yours truly to ever shoot there again. Now my alternate range has apparently gone the same sad route.

I guess the only solution is to buy a piece of property and build my own damn rifle range!