Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Officers' Club: The Essence of being Pro-Victory

The Officers' Club: The Essence of being Pro-Victory

This is so well worth reading and I wholeheartedly agree.

Dwight Silverman says it's lame to link to something and then say "yeah, what he said", but in this case, there is nothing further I could add other than to say I agree with everything John Noonan wrote.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Moonbat? Sunrat? Do What?!

Up until 20 minutes ago I was the only one on the blog planet that didn't know what "moonbat" meant. I finally broke down and googled "moonbat" and this is what came back....

Definitions of Moonbat on the Web:

  • Moonbat is a political epithet coined in 2002 by Perry de Havilland of "The Libertarian Samizdata," a libertarian weblog. It was originally a play on the last name of George Monbiot, a columnist for The Guardian, but now the term enjoys great currency in the libertarian blogosphere as an all-purpose insult for modern liberals, peace protestors, and other ideological opponents. It is similar to the epithets Feminazi or Idiotarian.

  • Oh, now I get it.

    Oddly enough, I was there when the term "Feminazi" was born. To the best of my knowledge, it was Muy Grosso aka Dave Dahlman that coined the term. I used to think like him on a lot of subjects, but I think we're probably poles apart now. I've gotten, I don't know, older?, more conservative?, less energetic?

    Or maybe it's just that one day it dawned on me that it's all about money anyway. Only money. I don't care what side of the issue your tissue is moistened on, the bottom line is moola. I'm NRA and they want dough. Those on the other side, the gun grabbers, those that would unarm the armed need money to spread their guff too. M-O-N-E-Y. Same thing for the right-to-whatever.

    I can't think of a 'cause' that isn't because there's money needed to fan the flames. Republicans, Democrats, same deal only the hook is in the emotional lures. Once they get you on the line, it's easy to get you in the money net. Even the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts are all about money. And everything has a pro and a con. Name one thing that isn't motivated by dough? They say "put your money where your mouth is" and they aren't just whistling Dixie. They also say "give until it hurts". Ouch.

    Back to the reason for this one though...... moonbat. The leading contender for Moonbat of the Century is that goofy woman that's using her hero son's death to gain influence and, guess what, make MONEY! I think calling her a moonbat just adds to the cash reserves too. I think she should just be a plain old TRAITOR. Take the shine off the label. Or perhaps just shine the light ON the betrayer. I'm not even using her real name to denigrate her because I don't want to give her any further glory. So there. I'm glad I got all this off my chest. And I'm glad you took the time to read it. Thanks! I don't want any money for it either. It was freely given and can just as freely be ignored. I like the way that works.

    Saturday, February 25, 2006

    Heads Bunker: House Guns

    Heads Bunker: House Guns

    Interesting, thought provoking article that leads to an equally good link.

    As for me, I've made it a point to hide guns in every room in my house. My favorite gun to qualify for my CHL is a Heckler & Koch P-9S 9mm semi-auto. If someone was breaking into my house, I'd reach for my .357 Colt Phython revolver because I figure I'd be just a tad nervous and would feel more comfortable with a revolver. For concealed carry I use a S&W Model 36 revolver with Cor-Bon hollow point ammo. I've got several Colt .45s that I inherited from my "gun nut" husband, but they are just too much gun for me to handle. Like Head said, "if you can't shoot a particular weapon properly, etc." then you should find one you are comfortable with. Guns are good, it's people that you've got to wonder about.

    Friday, February 24, 2006

    One More Worry For Cops

    Gun designed to look like a cellphone

    The CellGunphone is a pistol disguised as a crappy old cellphone. Press the keys, 5, 6, 7, 8 in succession, and it will pepper your assailant pretty good with four .22 caliber rounds. Link, includes video of the device in action.

    Monday, February 20, 2006

    Humping's Not As Good As I Thought!

    When I wrote about my daughter's new puppy humping her all the time, I thought it was cute and that it meant he loved her. Or, at the very least, that he was just being a sexual being, canine style. (Note I didn't say "doggie"! Yea, me!)....well according to her vet, it's not a good thing and should be discouraged posthaste. Seems it's cleverly designed to show her he considers himself large and in charge! (Isn't that just like a male!). Since he's planning on growing up to be rather hefty, she does need to get him used to idea that he's just a MEMBER of HER pack and not the other way around.

    Come to think of it, I think too many people make the mistake of letting their doggies rule the roost and then can't understand why they misbehave. Dogs, like kids, need structure. It's a sign of love and caring to put your foot down (unless it's ON them, then it's a sign that therapy is needed, for YOU!). It's not easy, because both little kids and little dogs are so cute and it's easy to just sit back and watch them have fun, but then one day you turn around and they are not quite so cute and then they think the rules and boundaries don't apply to them and all hell can and often does break loose. So, the bottom line, seems to be, YOU should be humping the dog!

    Friday, February 17, 2006

    What Will They Think Up Next?

    I found this at Cool Tools....

    TV-B-Gone In Media Tools

    Switch off thousands of TVs using just one small remote! When you want some peace and quiet in that local bar of restaurant or office all you need to do is hit the TV-B-Gone button. I've used it in bars and clubs, and in the headquarters building of a large South African bank which had too many TV's on the walls and some of which needed to switched off. It really does work.

    --Paul Parkinson

    [When you press the button, TV-B-Gone takes slightly more than a minute to emit more than 200 popular shutdown codes, like trying every possible combination to open a safe. The instructions include a diatribe against television in general, as if using this product is not merely a prank, but a serious political act. CP]

    Available from

    Manufactured by TV B Gone

    My first thought is "COOL"! My 2nd thought is first time I'd try it I'd get sued. There's got to be some kind of law against shutting off someone else's crap. If there isn't, then I betcha Congress will open an investigation about it and that it is so a "serious political act". Lord it's getting where a person can't even fart these days without a lawyer crawling up their butt to try and stop it!

    Tuesday, February 14, 2006

    Honk If You See Humping

    In honor of Valentine's Day -
    My youngest daughter just got a black Lab puppy and this dog is so in love with her that he humps her every chance he gets. She was taking him to the vet the other day for his 2nd series of puppy shots and he began to hump her arm while she was driving. That was so funny when I got the visual that I thought I'd pass it along. So HONK IF YOU SEE HUMPING, it might be my kid being the humpee!

    Thursday, February 09, 2006

    I Think I Found A Long Lost Cousin!

    Sure sounds like he could be related to my clan!

    Man who shattered museum vases asked not to come back
    By Cory Doctorow
    A man who tripped over his shoelace and broke three Qing vases arrayed near a staircase in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England has been asked not to come back to the museum "in the near future."

    This seems petty to me. Nick Flynn, the tripper, is a regular at the museum, and he had what truly sounds like a freak accident; falling down a flight of stairs and accidentally shattering three priceless vases that had been insecurely displayed there is the kind of thing I can see myself doing. Maybe he was a jerk about it, but it sounds from this like he was truly sorry.

    "I have had a letter from a Duncan Robinson," Flynn said. "He is the director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, and he has written to me asking me not to visit the museum again in the near future."

    Monday, January 30, 2006
    Museum shoelace trip shatters three Qing vases

    A man with a loose shoelace fell down a flight of stairs in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England on Monday and shattered three 17th/18th century Qing dynasty vases. The museum has vowed to glue them back together.

    "It was a most unfortunate and regrettable accident, but we are glad that the visitor involved was able to leave the museum unharmed," said Duncan Robinson, the Fitzwilliam's director.

    The museum declined to identify the man who had tripped on a loose shoelace Wednesday.

    Asked about the porcelain vases, Margaret Greeves, the museum's assistant director, said: "They are in very, very small pieces, but we are determined to put them back together."

    Come to think of it, maybe I'm related to the lady that's determined to glue it all back together....

    Sunday, February 05, 2006

    Happy Birthday, Paula-Paula!

    Today is my best friend Paula's birthday! Words can't begin to describe what her friendship has meant to me over the years. We're more like sisters than friends. We get along like Lucy and Ethel. We are simpatico. We compliment each other's strengths and bolster each other's weaknesses. I treasure every minute that we've every shared and look forward to however many minutes we'll experience in the future. She's put up with so much goofy crap from me it's unbelievable and never once has she told me off. She is the only person on earth I can just be myself with and she's never run screaming into the night to get away from me. OR if she has, she's cool enough to keep it to herself and not rub my nose in it! She's just the best and I'm so blessed to know her.

    Police Weapons: Gun, Taser, Gluegun!

    Tagging Devices To Aid In Car Chases

    Posted by ScuttleMonkey on Sunday February 05, @08:25AM
    from the car-57-where-are-you dept.
    kthejoker writes "ABC News is reporting that a company called StarChase has invented a device that will allow police teams to 'tag' cars involved in dangerous chases. The device is the size of a golf ball, can be launched via an air-powered shooter attached to police vehicles, and uses a "highly efficient" glue to stick to cars. From there, it transmits its GPS position to a central monitoring station."

    The above is from Slashdot.org. It seems like a good idea and one that might be of help in our area, but like all the other law enforcement methods of control, it's not the end all nor the be all. It's one way that may or may not be of help in a particular situation. The infamous police chase of a few weeks ago, where the nut ran amuck in the BMW would not of been helped by such a device if the police couldn't even catch up to the idiot with the lead foot! It wouldn't of been any help with the now dead loser who kidnapped the woman and her young child, because he was a clear and present danger that had to be neutralized. They didn't have the luxury of letting him land somewhere before they swooped down on him.

    As I see it, new technology is fine and dandy, but most of us citizens don't seem to realize that we have to give our trust to those trained to handle every situation and then just let them do their jobs. We also need to understand that they can't be trained for every situation because that's too dangerous for all concerned. And, let's face it, some of these losers seem to stay up nights dreaming up new and improved methods of being dangers to society.

    In my opinion, we need to let the police do their jobs and quit second guessing them and Monday morning quarterbacking the hell out of their job performance. The press is out for blood any time a badge is displayed. The attorneys are in it for the money to be made in lawsuits. The families of these A-holes are in it for their chance to not only be on TV, but to sweeten up the deal when the lawyers track them down to convince them of how wronged they've been and how much $M$O$N$E$Y$ they could score.

    Lord, you don't want to get me started on this topic.....trust me on this one! Let me just say that these are just my thoughts on the subject and, as ever, my heart is with the officers and deputies that are out there day and night picking up trash so the rest of us can sit around and bitch about sh*t we can only imagine. Be safe out there all you badge wearing ladies and gentlemen and do whatever you have to in order to go home in one piece when your shift ends.

    Friday, February 03, 2006

    Harris County Deputies Deserve Better Pay NOW

    The Houston Police Department is shorthanded and they are trying to "lure" Harris County Deputy Sheriff's officers to jump the county ship and join their ranks. They offer a signing bonus and much better benefits and health care. It's a no-brainer for deputies with at least five years patrol experience. And it's a crying shame that the HCSO doesn't seem the least bit concerned. The Sheriff and his command staff ought to be 1) using their considerable influence with Commissioner's Court to get the guys (and gals) some more money and 2) communicating to their deputies that they feel their pain and they are trying to help get them better wages. The Sheriff's Department has been short-handed on patrol deputies for years and years and as more and more people move into the county the worse it gets.

    A brand new website has been set up and I urge you to go and look at the figure for yourself. It's at http://www.underpaiddeputies.com/ and the name pretty much says it all.

    I'm concerned that the shortage in patrol personnel in Harris County is going to become worse and worse and the tax paying citizens are the ones at risk. As such, we are the ones that need to contact our County Commissioner and ask for better working conditions for these brave men and women.

    Wednesday, February 01, 2006

    Today's Lesson Is....

    Today we'll discuss two basis truths. The first is a variation of the premise "if you want the job done right do it yourself". It concerns your body. If it's about YOUR body, YOUR health, YOUR medical records, YOU better be prepared to stay on it as long as is necessary. Take my mammy-gram results, for instance....come to find out when I booked my annual Pappy test, they hadn't received the results of my mammy-gram that was taken in October 2005. So I got on the horn to find out what was the deal. I got the obligatory: we sent it, they just don't know how to file it properly spiel. Now I don't care who dropped the ball nor where they dropped it...I just don't want to show up at the doc's office with my feet in the stirrups to find out they can't renew my whore-moans because they don't know how my boobs are doing.

    The second truth for today, class, is "it's never easy". I don't care what "it" is, it's never easy. You have to be tenacious as hell in order to just get by. No one can do for you like you can do. If you don't take the reins and do what needs doing, screw you if it all turns to shit in your face. At least go to bed every night knowing you did the best you could in the limited 24 hours you had to do it in. Even then, if it seems to be a piece of cake, beware.....somethings not right because it NEVER is easy!