Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mr. Potatohead Asks the Wrong Question

Who cares? We all know the answer to that question. Later in the interview Barbour claims that the states are best able to deal with health care insurance and that the federal bill is useless because it has no provisions to deal with tort reform. He goes on to claim that Mississippi has slashed health care premiums by up to 60% because of the tort reforms his administration adopted. Mathews, still preening over his Palin gotcha moment, neglects to do his homework and ask two obvious questions:
  1. If it should be up to the states to manage health care matters why federalize tort reform?
  2. Why does a state like Mississippi have almost twice as many uninsured citizens as Pennsylvania, with its onerous malpractice judgments?
Mathews goes on to congratulate Barbour for sticking it to the Democrats. Yeah, we'd all like some of that sweet Mississippi health care.

Hey Sarah!

Make it out to Phil McCrackin

Will you sign my dead baby?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Must Be Lack of Vitamin P

What do Timothy McVeigh, Eric Rudolph, George Sodini, Nidal Hasan and Mohamed Atta have in common? It's not politics or religion. Those are bullshit arguments that these guys and their media facilitators use to put window dressing on what is obviously a deep seated psychosis. The answer of course, is that none of these guys could get laid. Not even if they had $5,000 pocket money and a bottle of roofies. There may well be something broken in men like this, but I'll wager that it takes a perfect storm of isolation and alienated frustration to set off these murderous rampages and if, at any time in the process, any of these losers had gotten a little snatch therapy, the cycle would have been broken.

So here's the plan:

  • In the USA not much can be done, what with that pesky 2nd Ammendment and that whole innocent till proven guilty thing. In a culture as with as many overt and covert sexual images selling everything from Jesus to jeans, avoidance of sex takes a level of self loathing that is difficult to achieve. It shouldn't be too difficult to infiltrate and monitor the membership of white power, radical anti-abortion and muslim extremist groups. If any of these individuals take a sudden interest in assault weapons or corporate farming it would be time to introduce them to a cadre of highly trained massage professionals.
  • Peace in the Middle East? Possible with the judicious use of American culture to lubricate the peace process. Baywatch, the first shot in the New Crusade has softened them up. The most popular show on the planet has enticed Arab youth to jack off to Pamela Anderson for the last 20 years. It's time to take it to the next level - forget cluster bombs and secret prisons - we need to drop tens of millions of iphones and blanket the entire middle east with free WiFi. They'll be no keeping them on the madrass when they have access to Arabian Nights   and Grand Theft Auto - Vice City.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day, Dad - Connie's Last Flight

Dad in the ball turret on the way to Dresden

From the inside - Connie sustains major structural damage from flak


Shell went through the plane and exploded above. The crew donned their chutes and prepared to bail. The pilot, Walt Shultz, regained control, fell out of formation and limped back to Kimbolton Air Base at low altitude..

Connie, her spine broken, settled to the ground overnight and was towed to a nearby field for fire suppression practice.

Connie's crew with a new plane - all gone now except for my dad

Monday, November 09, 2009

The Rat Ladies of Pacific Palisades

“I’ve lived with rats since 1958, honey.... When I got the house in [1958], that’s the day I started feeding all the animals. And I fed them as long as I lived there.”
Funny about the interwebs, you can be minding your own business, wandering through the comments on a coyote hunting forum and end up finding a weird story about spintster twin sisters and their thousands of four legged companions. Apparently the only sightings of these two were their weekly forays to the store to haul bags of dog food home in a shopping cart to feed their rats or as PETA calls them, sewer kittens.. Also, apparently, the neighbors who moved in next door objected and sued the realtor and previous owner for failing to disclose a little thing like a colony of 10,000 rats living next door. Follow the above link for an unbelievable story of mental illness and governmental malfeasance. One of the twins uses Revelation to explain her behavior. Maybe she means this:
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.Revelation 6:7-8 NIV
Now I'm all for live and let live but I have to say that I'm against trying to hasten the End Times plague by feeding and sheltering thousands of rats. Particularly in a nice neighbor hood like Pacific Palisades.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Tom Tancredo - American Hero

Memo to Republicans: If you are a chickenhawk talking to some guy about what veterans want - make sure that other guy is not an actual veteran .

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Coyote Attack

Strange story. Pretty unusual for a coyote or even a pack of them to attack an adult. Most of the attacks on humans involve children or adults trying to rescue  a child or a pet. It hard for me to imagine that a coyote or even two would attempt to take down an adult. When I lived outside Seattle I'd hear them far more often than I'd see them. They kept to the woods line at the edge of the field and were extremely skittish and the ones I did see couldn't have been more than 30 or 40 pounds. We heard stories that they would lure a dog into the woods and gang up on it and kill  it but that never happened to ours. Of course they were pretty big dogs, a pointer/dalmation, a big lab, a great dane, and a shepherd cross and they'd run together a lot. Tough as coyotes are, I imagine they would have trouble with that particular pack  but as far as I know they never got one. I ran the pointer (good old Fred) behind the car once  and clocked him at about 30 so he could move pretty good. He took off after a coyote once and it left him like he was standing still. So that's my limited experience with them.  I never even got a shot off at one.
The NE coyotes are bigger, possibly crossed with wolves and weighing up to 70 lbs which is a whole other scenario. I imagine even a large man may have a problem dealing with two animals that size. So far the information is sketchy. The size of the coyotes, the nature of the attack and the exact cause of death seem to be either unknown or not made public. Maybe it's just morbid curiosity but it seems like information like that may be of some use. If I see one in front of me, I'd kind of like to know whether I ought to be looking out behind me, too.