23 July, 2010

Friday Fun Tracks -Stringing you along edition

This week there are two tracks. Both feature strings in them. Strings to me make joyous music and really pop out at you when played. The first track is by bond, a female quartet of lovely ladies.

The second is David Garrett performing "Smooth Criminal"

Enjoy your weekend!

22 July, 2010

Not too shabby

All of the cool kids have found out who they write like, and I feel like I'm being sucked in compelled to find out who I write like. Apparently Samuel Clemens and I share something.

I write like
Mark Twain

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I'm humbled.

19 July, 2010

You can undo anything these days it seems.  Atheists are now un-baptizing themselves with a hair dryer. 

Noted atheist  Edwin Kagan performed a ceremony in which people came forward to where Kagan would use a hair dryer to symbolically dry the baptismal water from their heads.  Isn't it ironic that atheists, who reject the idea of the symbolism of a baptizing, use a very similiar ceremony to reverse what has been done to them?

The money quote

"I was baptized Catholic. I don't remember any of it at all," said 24-year-old Cambridge Boxterman. "According to my mother, I screamed like a banshee ... so you can see that even as a young child I didn't want to be baptized. It's not fair. I was born atheist, and they were forcing me to become Catholic."
Um, skippy, yeah, not so much.  You were probably an infant when this  happened.  Life isn't fair either.   And you were born an atheist?  That statement implies that you were predetermined to become one.  Predetermination, a most metaphysical subject.

16 July, 2010

Whoever smelt it, dealt it

It seems that there is no truth to the rumor that Gaia ate beans eons ago and now needs all the Gas-X we can give her. 

Beans, beans, the magical fruit.....

Friday Fun Track - Spellbinding Editon

12 July, 2010

Exterminate White People?

Using a personal narrative is a favorite tactic of the progressive movement.  Kamau Kambon uses his personal narrative to call for the extermination of white people.  Not Europeans, not Americans, Not Aryans, but All. White. People. 

Pretty radical call for action, huh?  Watch the whole thing.

09 July, 2010

carrying water

>Bobbi X is reporting that the Better Business Bureau has found the Brady Campaign to reduce gun violence forcibly disarm the common citizenry. Guidestar lists the Brady Bunch as a Civil Liberties advocate.

That right there is too damn funny. Saying that the Brady Campaign advocates for civil liberties is akin to saying Hitler really just wished the Jews peace.

(h/t to Joe )

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Friday Fun Track - Woman on Fire Edition

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08 July, 2010


NASA, in addition to building bridges with the muslim world by acknowledging their contributions to science are now helping explain, in a scientific way, why the current World Cup soccer ball is aerodynamically unstable.

The ball swerves erratically due to something called the Knuckle Effect which is caused by airflow around the seams.

NASA, helping the muslim world feel better about itself and helping soccer players understand fluid dynamics. Whatever happened to exploring outer space?

07 July, 2010

If Lightsabers are outlawed....

Wicked Lasers of Hong Kong has come out with a very powerful laser capable of igniting flesh on fire and blinding people.
It looks eerily similiar to the fictional lightsabers carried by Jedi Knights in George Lucas's Star Wars.

Well, now Lucasfilms has sent Wicked Lasers a letter ordering them to cease and desist from marketing this laser. It seems that indeed, lasers are dangerous and someone could get hurt.

It has come to our attention that a company called Wicked Lasers is selling a highly dangerous product out of Hong Kong that is designed to look like a lightsaber from Star Wars. This product is not licensed or approved by Lucasfilm in any way. We have demanded that Wicked Lasers immediately cease and desist their infringing activities. As Wicked Lasers itself admits, this product can cause serious injury to the user and other people. We strongly discourage consumers from purchasing it.

Really? Who would have known? Two things, first, Star Wars is so ingrained into our culture that on a regular basis Star Wars references are used. Does anyone remember Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf calling his top commanders in the first Gulf War his Jedi Knights? So, if someone makes a connection that somehow this laser appears similiar to some fictional weapon, then that falls on the observer. Second, lasers can be dangerous. Even the little laser pointers sold at convenience stores carry a warning. One that can burn skin is right to carry a warning.

Remember, if Lightsabers are outlawed, only outlaws will have.... wait. Wasn't that the whole point of the Star Wars movies, the eradication of the Jedi Knights. Indeed.

06 July, 2010

it's not "big ammo magazines" either QOTD

A friend, back when I first started shooting again would correct me and another friend not to call rounds bullets or magazines clips unless you were talking about an actual clip for a gun that uses them. Also, we were informed that it is not a 'high capacity' magazine, but rather 10 round magazines are reduced capacity. The quote comes from the VPC's Kristen Rand

Kristen Rand of the Violence Policy Center says D.C.'s restrictions are true to what the Supreme Court has said: Cities do not have to license weapons deemed "dangerous and unusual." That includes big ammo magazines.

"That is the thread that runs through every major mass shooting in America since the McDonald's shooting in 1984," Rand says. "The perpetrator uses either a handgun or an assault weapon equipped with a high-capacity ammunition magazine."

So, what is dangerous and unusual about a normal capacity magazine? Ah. I bet it doesn't fit the VPC's narrative. Oh well, isn't that just too damn bad.

04 July, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Telling tyranny to take a long walk off a short pier always gives me the warm fuzzies.

I've posted the video before, but felt it appropriate for today.

Please, go out and make happy fun time shooty goodness noise and consume charred animal flesh.

02 July, 2010

that final ride

So, the memorial for Robert Byrd had Bluegrass music. I hear they played "take me home, country road" The problem with that is, it might take awhile to travel all those roads named after him.

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Friday Fun Track Joyous Edition

If everything has gone accordingly, this week will have been a good one for liberty and freedom.  A joyous occasion and I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with Beethoven's ode to it.

01 July, 2010

How's that again?

A small Tennessee-based newspaper has become the center of a free speech firestorm after it was banned from a grocery store chain and a KFC for allegedly publishing "hate" speech.

The entire story can be found here.

Anthony Mijares got all butthurt complained about a newspaper guest column that was published regarding Islam and how it can demand that it's cultural norms be adopted by the host country.

"When The Rutherford Reader publishes the statement that Islam is evil, defiling and dehumanizing, all you have to do is substitute the word Judaism (in place of Islam) and you know what that kind of commentary is without question," Mijares told the Tennessean. "People would get it immediately. That is hate speech." 
Mr. Mijares is correct, but for one simple fact.  Jews don't subjugate their women with head to toe coverings.  They don't wage active war against those who would not submit to their 'religion of peace'

Not everyone is going to like the message some people have.  Fine, so ignore it and move on.  Diversity should be about taking the good, the bad and the ugly and living with them all.

Sometimes, it's the team that takes the rap

Nigeria's president has suspended it's national soccer football team after a poor showing at the World Cup. 

They're grounded for two years. What to do with all that time?  Perhaps they can write e-mails telling you how their dead uncle left a lot of money that they need your help in retrieving.  

QOTD - Hippy Please edition

From Larry Correia's blog.  Besides being a damned fine writer, Larry also really cares about our liberties. In the post this comes from, Larry updates us from his perspective on the happenings of these interesting times.

Meanwhile, a bunch of left wing hoodlums are burning stuff at the G-20, just like they do. Every. Single. Year.  Why is it that the media is so deathly afraid of us right wingers being violent, though we hardly ever are, yet lefties and socialists shut down a city for a week every year and nobody notices because it’s so ho-hum. It’s probably because if a single local Tea-Party got into a mood we could overthrow a small country. My side doesn’t screw around. When we get violent, we go big or we go home. I see your trash can through a store window and raise you a Barrett M-82, hippy.
My money is on the M-82.