Archive for January, 2009

Bailout? Who Needs a Bailout?

January 29, 2009

Dilbert.com

RIP Billy Powell

January 29, 2009

I  missed this in the news yesterday. Thanks to a Marine Corps buddy of mine at a forum I frequent, I found out about it just now:

Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell dies

Billy Powell died Wednesday morning at his home in Orange Park, Fla. He was 56.

Read the entire article here.

I think one of the Skynyrd songs that best showcases his talents is “Call Me The Breeze.”  Here they are performing it live in 1976.  Billy kicks in at about the 2:40 mark.  Awesome.

Reqiescat in Pace

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Cool Hand Luke & John Wayne

January 29, 2009

Believe it or not, day in and day out, the two most popular search terms that lead people to this blog are “Cool Hand Luke” and “John Wayne.”

So, in an effort to drive up readership, I present the 2009 tribute to the two Kings of Cool:

 

Cool Hand Luke

 

and John Wayne

and just for good luck…..

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John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne, John Wayne.

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From The In Box

January 28, 2009

If you’ve never traveled to Mount Rushmore, but wondered what was on the other side of the mountain, click below the fold to see it…

(more…)

I’m a Vette…

January 28, 2009

You are a Chevrolet Corvette!

You’re a classic – powerful, athletic, and competitive.  You’re all about winning the race and getting the job done.  While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal.  You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.

Take the test here:

Which Sports Car Are You?

Hat tip to Ride Fast

Heh

January 28, 2009

This one stills cracks me up.

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Hat tip to Uncle.

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Happy Hump Day 01-28-09

January 28, 2009

What is the meaning of courage?

Is it to fight a bull in a bullfight?

Is it to drive a formula 1 car?

Is it to fly a fighter in combat?

Is it to practice free falling parachuting?

Is it bungee jumping, wild water rafting?

Is it to gamble your salary on a coin toss?

Is it to insult the doorman in a bar?

Is it to insult your boss?

Is it to go on a defective ferris wheel?

Bullshit…that is nothing… 

THIS IS COURAGE!!!

courage

Hat tip to reader and fellow shooter/blogger True Blue Sam!

A Little Perspective…

January 26, 2009

TARP/Bailout: 160+ pages – written and signed into law in less than one year…

 

The U.S. Constitution: 6 pages (written in long hand) including one page for a letter of transmittal and one page for The Bill of Rights – written and implemented in two years…

I’m just sayin’!

Hat tip to SondraK

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Gimmme, Gimme, Gimme, I want, I Want, I Want!!!

January 24, 2009

From my favorite House Minority Leader, Ohio John Boehner (R-OH): an email containing some details about the Obamessiah’s “stimulus” plan.

A Dozen Fun Facts About the House Democrats’ Massive Spending Bill

1. The House Democrats’ bill will cost each and every household $6,700 additional debt, paid for by our children and grandchildren.

2. The total cost of this one piece of legislation is almost as much as the annual discretionary budget for the entire federal government.

3. President-elect Obama has said that his proposed stimulus legislation will create or save three million jobs. This means that this legislation will spend about $275,000 per job. The average household income in the U.S. is $50,000 a year.

4. The House Democrats’ bill provides enough spending – $825 billion – to give every man, woman, and child in America $2,700.

5. $825 billion is enough to give every person living in poverty in the U.S. $22,000.

6. $825 billion is enough to give every person in Ohio $72,000.

7. Although the House Democrats’ proposal has been billed as a transportation and infrastructure investment package, in actuality only $30 billion of the bill – or three percent – is for road and highway spending. A recent study from the Congressional Budget Office said that only 25 percent of infrastructure dollars can be spent in the first year, making the one year total less than $7 billion for infrastructure.

8. Much of the funding within the House Democrats’ proposal will go to programs that already have large, unexpended balances. For example, the bill provides $1 billion for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which already have $16 billion on hand. And, this year, Congress has plans to rescind $9 billion in highway funding that the states have not yet used.

9. In 1993, the unemployment rate was virtually the same as the rate today (around seven percent). Yet, then-President Clinton’s proposed stimulus legislation ONLY contained $16 billion in spending.

10. Here are just a few of the programs and projects that have been included in the House Democrats’ proposal:

  • $650 million for digital TV coupons.
  • $6 billion for colleges/universities – many which have billion dollar endowments.
  • $166 billion in direct aid to states – many of which have failed to budget wisely.
  • $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts.
  • $44 million for repairs to U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters.
  • $200 million for the National Mall, including grass planting.
  • $400 million for “National Treasures.”

11. Almost one-third of the so called tax relief in the House Democrats’ bill is spending in disguise, meaning that true tax relief makes up only 24 percent of the total package – not the 40 percent that President-elect Obama had requested.

12. $825 billion is just the beginning – many Capitol Hill Democrats want to spend even more taxpayer dollars on their “stimulus” plan.

Nice.  Assholes.

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Gun Ownership 101

January 23, 2009

Thanks Wirecutter.


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