Tuesday, 22 September 2015

08:03 – Today is the last full day of summer, with the autumnal equinox at 0421 ET tomorrow. Barbara is now down to six work days left at the law firm, and counting.

A vocal group of fringe Christian and Mormon religious nutters is claiming that the End of Days is scheduled yet again for the 28th of this month, so you might want to mark your calendar accordingly and make plans for the 29th and ff.

I called Amy Spell of Peak Mountain Properties, the real estate agency we’ve been using in West Jefferson, yesterday to get her recommendation for an agency in Sparta/Alleghany County. I’d have been happy to stay with Peak Mountain, but they don’t cover Alleghany. She recommended Mountain Dreams Realty in Sparta, so I’ll give them a call today and see if I can get something set up.

I’d have said “wrong with progressivism”, but this guy has a point. The Actors on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Exemplify Everything That’s Wrong With Liberalism

Nonsense like “microaggressions,” “nonjudgmentalism,” and “fairness” can only exist in a world built and defended by macroaggressive, judgmental, and unfair people who carry guns and don’t hesitate to use them.


55 thoughts on “Tuesday, 22 September 2015”

  1. Boy, that didn’t take long….

    ‘I’m a pedophile, but not a monster’: Man writes confronting essay asking Americans to ‘please understand’ the different between pedophiles and child molesters

    Todd Nickerson describes being a pedophile as a ‘curse of the first order’
    He says he has never abused a child or used child pornography
    Claims pedophilia is a ‘sexual orientation’ in an op-ed for Salon.com

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244065/I-m-pedophile-not-monster-Man-writes-confronting-essay-asking-Americans-understand-different-pedophiles-child-molesters.html

  2. And next bestiality, countdown 20,19,18…

    But, but, you have to run around front to kiss ’em.

    And speaking of, ahem, lighter fare, today the Pope gets to meet the Dope.

  3. My problem is that pedophilia is used as an umbrella term that includes other chronophiles, including ephebophilia (sexual interest in mid- to late-pubescents, say, ages 15 to 19), which is not a condition at all but is perfectly normal biologically. I don’t think anyone could honestly claim that a man who thinks some mid- to late-teenage girls are sexually attractive is in any way abnormal. That’s biology. An arbitrarily-defined age of consent has no basis in reality. Peak fertility in women runs from about age 17 or 18 to late 20’s, and biologically those women are by definition the most attractive to men of all ages. Until very, very recently it was considered normal for women to marry at age 13 or 14, which again is simple biology.

  4. A fundamental principle of libertarianism is that we all own and control our own bodies, so all libertarians support abortion on demand, the right to die at a time one chooses, and so on. Certainly, there are many who self-define as libertarian who oppose abortion and the right to die, but they’re not libertarians at all.

  5. Where on the spectrum?

    “An increasing number of American firms are adding gender reassignment surgery to their list of health benefits for employees in a bid to show they welcome a diverse workforce.

    More and more companies are now covering their workers for procedures such as sex-reassignment and hormone therapies to show they promote an inclusive atmosphere.”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244386/Firms-start-offering-gender-reassignment-surgery-health-benefit-war-breaks-Netflix-Facebook-Tesla-Motors-diverse.html

  6. Isn’t that their decision?

    In my opinion, inclusiveness and diversity are Very Bad Things, but if a company thinks otherwise and decides to provide health insurance that covers sex-change operations because it believes that will help them recruit better employees I’d say that’s their call, not mine. I think they’re mistaken, but it’s their business, literally.

  7. I don’t insist that everyone be like me or agree with me. I do insist that they leave me the hell alone, and I’ll be as macroaggressive, judgmental, and unfair as it takes to back that up.

  8. Yes of course that is their decision, and the article points out (sideways) that it’s a really crass and commercial decision as they know very few will take advantage of it while reaping large publicity benefit.

    I have two concerns.

    One is the idea that diversity of traits alone is a positive benefit to a business or any human group endeavor. All the great accomplishments achieved by groups have ‘single mindedness of purpose’ as their common denominator, not ‘whole bunch of different people.’ There is a decadence there that we can’t really afford as a society, to keep diverting resources from the goals of companies and other organizations, to this religion of diversity.

    The second is that it won’t stay voluntary. That was my point with the spectrum. The progressives move along the spectrum until they get to mandatory (I was looking for another word that starts with A but drew a blank.) This is their game plan. Whether incrementalism, letting the camel’s nose under the tent, or slippery slope, it’s all the same. Start with awareness of the thing, end with the thing becoming mandatory in some way.

    Gay lifestyle, abortion, state funded birth control, gender reassignment, obesity, big asses on women….

    We’re continually told those are good things, positive things, and that we are wrong, deluded, and need to change if we feel otherwise. Indeed, we need to be FORCED to change.

    And there is a bigger issue. The constant pressure that you are WRONG in your core beliefs is debilitating. The need to hold contradictory ideas as valid at the same time, causes people to lose the ability to discriminate at all, and leads to a sort of mental illness and detachment from reality that is destructive to western civilization and American culture in particular. A culture built on rationalism, discovery of reality, logic, clear thinking, science, objectivity, etc is attacked at its core when members are told that black and white are the same, and are forced to ACT as if they were when they know that they are not.

    Eh, early in the day, maybe too early for big idea stuff…

    nick

  9. Yeah, things would be immensely better if everyone just minded his own business, which is why I’m a libertarian anarchist.

  10. I’m hoping that when we relocate Barbara will let me put up the yard sign I’ve always wanted:

    Trespassers will be shot.
    Survivors will be eaten.

  11. So on a more “preparedness” note:

    For 12 years I’ve carried a fire extinguisher in my truck.

    Saturday I used it for the first time.

    For 12 years it sat unused, but when needed, there is a guy who is very glad it was there, to help keep his truck from burning to the ground. That’s sometimes the way preps work.

    In my small pickup, I had one of the aerosol can types. I added a second some time ago. After my recent experience coming across a single vehicle wreck where we were able to extract the driver, when the car started burning, I added a big extinguisher to my Expedition as well. Very sobering to realize that you have NO WAY to help, and if the door had been jammed, or another person or child had been in the vehicle, you’d have watched them burn to death. So I have room in the Expy for a big extinguisher and now carry one.

    I can say that the aerosol cans are MUCH better than nothing. They work quite well on burning trash, paper, and plastic. (The guy had a bunch of junk in his pickup bed, that caught on fire while he was driving.) The stream is thin, and the agent is kind of sticky, so you need to put it directly on the burning material. It sprays out pretty far. A surprising amount comes out of the can, but I’m gonna recommend having at least 2. It took both of mine, a 5 pound dry chemical extinguisher from the gas station, and some water bottles to really get everything put out. I’ve got 3 in my pickup now.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/First-Alert-Tundra-Fire-Extinguisher-Spray-AF400/202248841

    Preps, they really do matter.

    nick

  12. keep his truck from burning to the ground

    My take on burning vehicles is get away and let them burn. Insurance problem at that point. Only time I make an exception if there is someone trapped in the vehicle. Otherwise get away and watch from a distance.

    Having been in a building fire on our farm, attempting to put it out with a hose, severely burning my feet in the process, the better course of action would have been to let it burn to the ground. Fire department (rural volunteer so they would be days away if needed) was not an option as the phone wires were also burned through and shorted and neighbors phone not working because it was a party line.

    And I do have fire extinguishers in the kitchen (away from the stove), in the bedroom (close to on exit door), in my office (close to one exit door), in the garage close to the main door, and one in each vehicle. Using them is a task of last resort.

  13. And to get all social science-y:

    We have this article–

    “Bacterial ‘aura’ surrounding our bodies is as unique as a fingerprint

    By sampling this microbial mist, it is possible to tell whether it has been emitted by a man or a woman – and even who it belongs to
    The discovery could be used by forensic scientists to place a suspect at a crime scene.”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3244722/What-s-microbial-cloud-Bacterial-aura-surrounding-bodies-unique-fingerprint.html

    which is not the first time this has been reported, but I have a few extra minutes today 🙂

    The annoying thing is that they think this is something new. Lawrence Sanders used this as a significant plot point in a novel in the early 70s:

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Tomorrow-File-Lawrence-Sanders/dp/0425081796

    which, by the way, is an overlooked gem of future dystopia. It stuck with me for over 3 decades. If I can find my copy, I’m interested to see if it holds up. The reviews suggest that it does.

    nick

    And is today the day for the Dow crash? down 260 at the moment, lots of bad news out….

  14. @ray,

    Excellent. Fire control is a major, but overlooked concern for disasters and post SHTF.

    In CERT they teach if it’s bigger than a waste basket, get out.

    In this case, fire was in the bed of the truck and while putting out a bunch of smoke, was still in the early stages. Plenty of avenue for retreat, jumped on it at the beginning, worked.

    WRT the true vehicle fire, at the crash, it would have only been to delay long enough to extract another person, or get a childseat out. With nothing to delay, it went from a few small flames licking out to a roaring column of flame in about 2 minutes. Enough extinguisher in those first few minutes could have done the trick. Once it was engaged, the vehicle (a minivan) burned to ash and a skeleton of steel in about 5 minutes. Like a carry pistol, you don’t have to bring it out but if you don’t have it, and you need it, you’re fucked.

    nick

  15. Modern dry chemical fire extinguishers are fairly effective, but I would suggest you practice with one before you need it for real. I had a fair amount of training in the military and the company I work for has the local Fire Depart come out every other year and lets us practice using them.

    Pull the pin, point at the base of the fire and squeeze the handle. Slowly sweep back and forth. It is not uncommon for the fire to reignite so be ready to squeeze the handle again even if it seems to be out.

    don’t forget to check the pressure gauge every month or so on extinguishers that have them.

  16. “We’re continually told those are good things, positive things, and that we are wrong, deluded, and need to change if we feel otherwise. Indeed, we need to be FORCED to change.”

    +1,000 on Mr. nick’s whole post. Well said. Not many of us will bother to dispute the “right” of whatever person to do what they want, within reason, and without harming others, but they take an inch and try to go a mile every effin time. I think we’ve seen this enough by now to simply nip it in the bud when it starts, like we should have done with “affirmative action,” “civil unions,” and the desirability of big fat asses on womyn….

    On the vehicle fires: back in 1980 I had a VW Kharmen Ghia erupt in flames underneath me while I was on Route 9 (the Boston-Worcester Turnpike, an old Indian trail from Times Primeval) and on my way to training at the MA State Police Academy in Framingham. I had just filled the gas tank and had barely time to grab my duffel bag from the front seat and stand off to watch it turn into a friggin’ fireball. Local FD got there and told me I was lucky I’d filled the tank, ’cause if it was nearly empty and running on fumes it would have likely exploded. Cause? Probably gas line leak onto the hot engine in the rear. Boy, that went up fast! Oh, and I had just bought the car, too, from a fellow cop who’d gotten in turn from another cop.

    And we’ve had one or two kitchen stovetop fires that were approaching the size of a wastebasket but a quick application of baking soda did the trick. Nice mess to clean up after, of course, as would be the case with the extinguishers.

  17. Arg! The prepping advice is a never ending torrent of tasks!

    Reading the threads this morning and I realized I no longer have any fire extinguishers in the house. I left the extinguishers behind when I sold my old house. The new home has none. I have been too busy unpacking to notice. The order has now been placed and I have a new set on the way.

    I hesitate to think what else of high priority I may be overlooking.

    I do have several large bags of sodium bicarbonate. Time to move one to the kitchen, and another to the laundry room as depth of support.

  18. Probably gas line leak onto the hot engine in the rear

    Same scenario on a VW Super Beetle (’74) that I owned and then sold. I had encountered a fuel leak on the engine due to leaking fuel line. Replaced the leaking line. Sold the car a couple months later. Person who bought it was back at the dealership two weeks after purchase because the car had torched itself. Guess I should have replaced all the flexible fuel lines. My bad. It would have torched on me if I had not sold it.

    @OFD based on a small sampling (you and I) and I would say that there is a problem in VW gas lines from the air cooled era.

  19. “Arg! The prepping advice is a never ending torrent of tasks!”

    Indeed. We only require journeyman-level expertise in a dozen fields, with the concomitant piles of food, equipment and gear, preparatory to rebuilding Western civilization to at least Industrial Revolution status. While battling hordes of zombie progressives, the FSA, and our own troops and police. We’ve got, pick one:

    Until September 28 this year, i.e., a week from now.

    The Xmas “Holiday Season.”

    Next year sometime.

    Five years.

    Ten years.

    Thirty years.

    “…a problem in VW gas lines from the air cooled era.”

    Yup. I’d had a yellow ’73 Super Beetle before that, and while I was in Kalifornia with Uncle, a regular ol’ Beetle, color red. Loved them all. My fellow AF police sergeant had an orange one, and we used to tool up the coast highway to his folks’ place in Eureka when we had the same days off. Started out in the AM with a series of cold beers and doobies all the way; it was fun knocking back suds while smoking a joint and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on a gorgeous sunny day. On arrival, his parents would feed us and then we’d hit the lumberjack and hippie bars in Eureka and Arcata. Good times!

    I lost touch with him after he moved to TN, but I understand he’s now back in CA and working as a substitute elementary skool teacher in Alameda; also got fat and grew a beard and on his second marriage.

    Tempus fugit.

  20. ” Arg! The prepping advice is a never ending torrent of tasks!”

    Journey, not destination 🙂 Don’t worry that you’ll never get there. Start. Keep going. (And also why man can’t live for prepping alone.)

    “@OFD based on a small sampling (you and I) and I would say that there is a problem in VW gas lines from the air cooled era.”

    -every VW I’ve ever been in from that era smelled like old gas inside. And sometimes NEW gas.

    One of the guys I worked with swapped engines frequently due to them catching on fire. It was just something he knew he’d be doing. Which seems nuts to me.

    nick

  21. @terry, don’t forget smoke detectors and CO detectors too. They have expiration dates listed on them, although if you test them with smoke and they work, it’s not something I lose sleep over.

    It is something to worry about in a disaster. When the electricity goes out, fire moves back into the home and yard. Gas for geni, liquid fueled stoves and lanterns, candles, indoor heaters, fireplaces, lions and tigers, oh my.

    It is an often overlooked issue, and there will not be the fire service 3-8 minutes away.

    (also worth stocking up on Personal Protective Equipment, gloves, eyewear, hearing protection, boots, chainsaw chaps, etc. No quick trip to the ER in that future…..)

    nick

  22. I’d have said “wrong with progressivism”, but this guy has a point. The Actors on ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Exemplify Everything That’s Wrong With Liberalism

    I am really enjoying FTWD. The police shoot the zombies and then the people riot over police violence. The father yells at another man for showing his son how to shoot a shotgun, “I don’t like guns”.

    The soldiers spent the 3rd and 4th episodes creating a safe zone with a surrounding buffer zone. Standard military practice. Then they seized all the people in the safe zone who are borderline dying and turning into zombies, including the couple’s drug addict son. In fact, the series started off with the drug addict and his girl friend getting high on heroin and she dies, turning into a zombie.

    I’m not sure how the actors feel personally but their characters are typical progressives. They are slowly realizing that there is now no safe zone. One of the mom’s snuck out into the buffer zone and saw that the soldiers are killing anyone in it. These people are not survivors, they just happen to be lucky so far.

    BTW, if you come home and your neighbor is eating a dog in your den, do not go up to him and ask if he is doing ok. Just sayin.

  23. Very sobering to realize that you have NO WAY to help, and if the door had been jammed, or another person or child had been in the vehicle, you’d have watched them burn to death. So I have room in the Expy for a big extinguisher and now carry one.

    These also seem like handy little gadgets.

    (Surprised that apparently no one makes a combination window breaker, seat belt cutter, and FLASHLIGHT. That would be awesome! 🙂 )

  24. Why on earth would you want to watch a TV series that glorifies progressivism?

  25. “These also seem like handy little gadgets.”

    I’ve got some of those Resqme gizmos, one in each vehicle and I carry one on me (in case I’m in someone else’s vehicle). Can’t think of many worse ways to go out than trapped inside a burning vehicle.

    “…don’t forget smoke detectors and CO detectors too.”

    See, this is what I mean; you get one prep piece of gear and now you find you need a half-dozen other accompanying pieces of gear. Just got an AR? Great! Now you need a sling, maybe an optic, a bunch of reliable mags, a cleaning kit, a basic maintenance tool kit, a pile of ammo, maybe some reloading gear—-whoops, now you need powder, dies, a reloading press, primers, etc. And a bench to work all that stuff, now you need a bench rest for the firearms, some more tools, decent lighting….oh man…almost forgot training.

    Training: fly or drive there, find accommodations, a vehicle rental, meals, etc. Now you’re gonna need knee pads, maybe elbow pads, gloves, and shooting mat, basic first aid kit, eye and ear protection, etc.

    It just piles up; you make a list, couple of pages long, nail a few things on it, turn around and find you now have another two pages.

  26. One of the guys I worked with swapped engines frequently due to them catching on fire.

    The gas lines ran on top of the engine and were rubber based. Those engines could run very hot, much hotter than water cooled, as there never was a problem with coolant boiling over. The engine compartments were cramped and not well ventilated as all the cooling air was sucked from grills that were isolated from the engine compartment. The excess heat caused the rubber fuel lines to deteriorate faster than normal. The lines would get weak and split where the lines connected to the carb. Thus you pumped gas over the hot engine. VW should have used some time of high temperature synthetic line. But it was easier to cheat. My how history repeats itself.

  27. Why on earth would you want to watch a TV series that glorifies progressivism?

    FTWD ridicules progressivism. Each time they do something stupid, I am wondering if they will get eaten. In fact, if I were a drinker, it would be a good drinking show. Take a shot each time one of the protagonists does something stupid and survives.

    At some point, they are going to have to bug out. With the zombie virus, you cannot live together in large groups anymore. Too much of chance of somebody dying in the middle of the night and biting other people which is a trigger for the virus. In the TWD universe, everyone has the zombie virus, it is just dormant in some people until activated.

  28. @medium wave

    Putting a seat belt cutter/window breaker and a flashlight in the center console of each car was my start down the road to being a prepper.

  29. The gas lines ran on top of the engine and were rubber based. Those engines could run very hot, much hotter than water cooled, as there never was a problem with coolant boiling over. The engine compartments were cramped and not well ventilated as all the cooling air was sucked from grills that were isolated from the engine compartment. The excess heat caused the rubber fuel lines to deteriorate faster than normal. The lines would get weak and split where the lines connected to the carb. Thus you pumped gas over the hot engine. VW should have used some time of high temperature synthetic line. But it was easier to cheat. My how history repeats itself.

    I had a 1973 Volvo station wagon handmedown from Mom. Had the same problem, Bosch Fuel Injection. 40 psig of pressure and non-steel, non braided fuel lines. I would smell gasoline, stop and replace a section of fuel line to one of the fuel injectors. A friend of mine had a well used Porsche 914 (mid engine) that ignited on him one night when we were out racing XXXXXX driving around. Burned the car to the ground.

  30. @lynn

    “everyone has the zombie virus, it is just dormant in some people until activated.”

    So like your cousin’s Newsflesh universe? They could do what she has the characters do, sleep alone in locked rooms. IQ or blood test to get the door open.

    Hard to believe any Hollywood production would make fun of progressives. Are you sure? When I read your cousin’s books, I treat all the SJW diversity crap as satire or caricature. It makes it more fun, and I enjoy the stories more. And since the line is so thin, it’s easy enough to do in my head. Maybe you are doing the same?

    nick

  31. Hard to believe any Hollywood production would make fun of progressives. Are you sure? When I read your cousin’s books, I treat all the SJW diversity crap as satire or caricature. It makes it more fun, and I enjoy the stories more. And since the line is so thin, it’s easy enough to do in my head. Maybe you are doing the same?

    Nope, solid criticism of progressives in FTWD and TWD. And solid criticism of the Guard also (when all you have is bullets, everything looks like a target). In fact, criticism of any human organization that we use nowadays.

    Hard to believe any Hollywood production would make fun of progressives.

    I would not call TWD and FTWD standard Hollywood fare. First, they are on AMC, not a major channel / network. Second, they are not Hollywood directors and producers, TWD is shot in Georgia and FTWD is shot in Vancouver (it is about east LA though).
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3077083/First-Look-AMC-s-Fear-Walking-Dead-starts-shooting-Vancouver-doubles-LA-zombie-apocalypse-prequel.html

    I guess why the TWD and FTWD are so popular is that they have a underlying message that you better take care of yourself because when the chips are down, no one else will. That appeals to a large segment of the population.

  32. @Bob, are you willing to release your criteria for buying a new home? For instance, the things that I want are:
    1. a place to safely walk two miles outside each day at any time and very convenient to my home (lit walking path off the road)
    2. up to ten miles away from my office and no major traffic
    3. two+ miles away from Hwy 59 / I-69
    4. one story
    5. 3,000 ft2 with three bedroom, three bathrooms
    6. two master bedroom suites
    7. a place for a hot tub
    8. detached garage with parking for two cars, expandable to four cars
    9. potential to add on a game room plus bath room of at least 800 ft2
    10. $500K purchase price
    11. parking for another two cars on property
    12. one acre of land
    13. somewhat remote but not too remote
    14. a safe room would be nice

    Several of my criteria are contradictory which is why I am adding on to my current property. The sum of all my criteria in this area is around $800K which we can not afford. So, we are not moving in the foreseeable future.

  33. OFD’s criteria for a new home, assuming someone else will buy it outright for us with no strings attached:

    1.) Oceanfront 40+ acres at least two tankfuls of gas away from any metro stat area > 50k pop.

    2.) Architecture suited to the immediate surrounding historical landscape.

    3.) Two-story with full attic and finished basement, two large bathrooms, three bedrooms including large master bedroom, large walk-in closets, and everything in the place, like windows, mirrors, sinks, and counters, appropriate to our height and wingspans.

    We’ll take care of the rest. Fast internet would be swell but not a deal-breaker or show-stopper; we could do without it entirely. No innernet, no tee-vee, couldn’t care less. Three hots and a cot, radios, and books, and we’re good to go.

  34. Two-story with full attic and finished basement

    So does two story in a house with a basement mean:
    1. the basement and the level above that, or,
    2. the basement and two levels above that

    I’ve never lived in a house with a basement, finished or unfinished. I would love to have a semi-finished basement to stash all of our stuff into.

  35. Regarding those car emergency tools. I just bought a 8 pack of these for $18.00: http://amzn.to/1NL5g3C . Each weights 1.8 oz. They are going in my two cars, and the others will be given to other family members. Along with a small 7-LED *FLASHLIGHT#.

    Someone asked if they would work, being so light. Answer: “Simply the impact of the tip on the glass is sufficient to shatter the glass. For rocket science, contact NASA.”

  36. Ray said in regards to VW: “My how history repeats itself.”

    Many people don’t know this but VW was founded on a scam. Hitler sold the Germans on the “People’s Car” by using a lay-away plan. Families were issued books, and they forked over a certain amount of Reichsmark each week as payment towards their car, each payment being duly noted in their book. Except ol’Adolf took the money, bought some tanks instead, and invaded Poland. The rest, as they say, is history.

  37. “So does two story in a house with a basement mean…”

    A two-story house usually just means the ground floor and second floor, irregardless of a basement or attic. We’ve had basements/cellars in the north country for centuries, for obvious reasons.

    “Have you ever heard of Fairbanks, Alaska?”

    Yeah, but it’s nowhere near the ocean. We’d obviously be looking at houses in far Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador. Hey, if the warmists are right, we’ll have a sandy beach with palm trees and chicks in bikinis delivering my Moxies-on-the-Rocks to me.

  38. re pedophilia, it’s hard to avoid being a pedo in modern America. A couple months ago I heard two women on the radio discussing sugar daddies paying college girls’ tuition or rent in exchange for sex. “It’s disgusting!” agreed the two middle-aged women, one of whom is dumpy and has a face made for radio; don’t know what the other looks like. Fine, two middle-aged women don’t like the idea of middle-aged men paying young women for sex. Their reasoning was hilarious, though: “New scientific studies show that children’s brains don’t finish maturing until around age 25. That means that these girls don’t have the mental maturity to realize what they’re getting into and how they’re ruining their lives. These older men are taking advantage of children!” Right. It’s OK to try a 16-year-old as an adult because he’s old enough to understand the consequences of whatever he’s been charged with, but a grad student making a calculated decision to trade sex for money is no more aware of what she’s doing than, say, an 11-year-old would be.

  39. Now c’mon, Mr. SteveF; you know, and I know, that those two old fembats are JEALOUS! They wanna be paid for getting laid, too!

    Not that I advocate old bums like us getting it on with pubescent females; for one thing, they’ll drive you batshit in a microsecnod!

    But I’ll get all exercised about the brain development of young women when society and those two radio frumps get likewise over young men in the same fix being sucked into our endless fucking wars that mostly amount to them maiming and killing other young men in some foreign shit-hole, for nothing. Then they come back here to utter indifference, of no further use to the rich old bastards and political hacks who sent them there.

    Reminds me also of the married couple strolling along when wifey notices hubby glancing at hotties swanning by and gives him the ol’ elbow in the ribs treatment “Hey buster, you’re married!” And he replies “Yeah I’m married; I’m not dead!”

  40. gah, I’m looking for an image, and my google fu has let me down.

    Anyone got the link to a demotivational image, top half says ‘when did this, become this? And has friendly cops, 50’s style, then armored and armed up modern cops, bottom half says ‘I don’t know but if they don’t knock it off, this will become this.’ and has a farmer in the field, then a sniper in a ghillie suit. Words may not be exact.

    Might have seen it on westernrifleshooters, zerohedge, copblock, or somewhere linked by them, might have been somewhere else entirely. Tried onsite search tools, google, and google images.

    nick

  41. “…Anyone got the link to a demotivational image…”

    I tried searches for that and can only come up with the top half; leading me to think it may have been a one-off by somebody who concatenated the bottom half…

  42. Instapundit has run a picture of riot cops macing an Occupy protester, with an arrow to the protester from the text “Wants more government”, and a similar arrow to the cop with the text “Government”.

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