July 29, 2012

Don't try this at home..

..I am a professional!

I just got into shooting black powder revolvers. You know this; I posted this earlier. (He said in a cheap, shameless attempt to amp blog hits.) That said, I got a holster from Cabela's for my 1858 Remington .44 and my son's 1860 Colt Army. If you need one, I highly recommend the Triple K model the sell.

It is about $25, they don't charge you shipping (ends October 1st) if you "join their club", I don't have to give a cut to that burned out old Hippie, Jerry Brown, and they are not as stiff as you might think. A little hot water and the pistol -- covered with a plastic baggie, of course -- inserted is all that is necessary to form an excellent fit.

I got the burgundy color as shown above but did not get the matching belt. After spending the day heading around SoCal looking for something suitable, I am relenting and going to throw in for the belt. (Same financial reasons as above.)

Well, in looking at the offering on Cabela's this morning, I came across this review:
..so many straight lines, so little time. I'll just leave you with these thoughts: some people just cannot master complicated machinery and maybe someone in the "Show Me" state needs to get with that poor unfortunate and explain to him how to operate a belt buckle.


July 26, 2012

Back to the future..

Ever done something stupid in your past and wanted to go back in time to grab your self by the shoulders and shake some sense into your [old-days] self? Here's an Obamabot who does this in the other direction:

Ahhhh! revisiting the sins of your youth! Embarrassing, innit?


July 24, 2012

Greasing some towel heads..

Screw P.C., here's two Apache helicopters putting some hurt on a platoon of Taliban fighters setting up to ambush a U.S. special forces patrol.

..happy trails, amigo.


July 21, 2012

Just because..

Screw the towel heads; it's Ramadan again. It's a holiday that seems to come up every three weeks whether we need it or not. Anyway, I stumbled onto these guys thanks to my Brother-in-Arms over on Hot Gas, schadenfreude:

It's good stuff. I think I am going to track down their other efforts and spring for their songs or CDs or whatever and support them. Although I am sure they did not build their business themselves, we need to keep free enterprise going in this country..

..and give a giant Foxtrot Uniform to Obama and his crowd of pimple-popping slimebags.

By the way, if you ever get over to Hor Gas, visit the threads and look for schadenfreude. He has morphed into a tidbit-generating daemon and is, generally en fuego. A true treasure and resource! Here is a sample of his work:
They are Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, the former a very sane D, used to work for Carter (don’t hold it against him – he is really one of the nicest Ds around), the latter is a pollster and analyst. They are both very nice gents, on Fox a lot (this makes the leftists sizzle) and they dare be objective, criticize the Ds for their incredible idiocies. They are the Kennedy type Ds, the sane ones, of which there are very few left. Kennedy, if he’d get to look back, would instantly die again at what insanity he’d observe in what used to be his party.

Keep an eye out for the two gents. You will likely agree. They are both smart too, meaning they use their brains and don’t spew marching orders. They think for themselves.

Schadenfreude on July 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM

July 20, 2012


As others, I am deeply saddened by the act of that deranged person in Aurora, Colorado early this morning. I also lament the fact that so may seek to make it political. Conjecture is that ABC tried to tie this to the Tea Party. You be the judge:

All of the Hollywood and the liberal crowd got really busy with their anti-gun mantra and even NPR (on our dime, by the way), got into the act. Of course, The Pantload weighed in on this, engaging in his narcissistic, self-referential style:
THE PRESIDENT: Well, let me, first of all, say how gratefulIam for all of you being here, and how much we appreciate everything that you’ve done. Iknow that there are a lot of people here who have been so engaged in the campaign, have sacrificed so much, people who’ve been involved back since 2007. (Applause.) And so I want all of you to know how appreciative I am.
And I know many of you came here today for a campaign event. I was looking forward to having a fun conversation with you about some really important matters that we face as a country and the differences between myself and my opponent in this election. But this morning, we woke up to news of a tragedy that reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one American family.
By now, many of you know, many of you have heard that a few miles outside of Denver in a town call Aurora, at least 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater, and dozens more are being treated for injuries at a local hospital. Some of the victims are being treated at a children’s hospital.
We’re still gathering all the facts about what happened in Aurora, but what we do know is that the police have one suspect in custody. And the federal government stands ready to do whatever is necessary to bring whoever is responsible for this heinous crime to justice. (Applause.) And we will take every step possible to ensure the safety of all of our people.
We’re going to stand by our neighbors in Colorado during this extraordinarily difficult time. And I had a chance to speak with the Mayor of Aurora as well as the Governor of Colorado to express, not just on behalf of Michelle and myself, but the entire American family, how heartbroken we are.
Now, even as we learn how this happened and who’s responsible, we may never understand what leads anybody to terrorize their fellow human beings like this. Such violence, such evil is senseless. It’s beyond reason. But while we will never know fully what causes somebody to take the life of another, we do know what makes life worth living. The people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved. They were mothers and fathers; they were husbands and wives; sisters and brothers; sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. They had hopes for the future and they had dreams that were not yet fulfilled.
And if there’s anything to take away from this tragedy it’s the reminder that life is very fragile. Our time here is limited and it is precious. And what matters at the end of the day is not the small things, it’s not the trivial things, which so often consume us and our daily lives. Ultimately, it’s how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another. (Applause.)
It’s what we do on a daily basis to give our lives meaning and to give our lives purpose. That’s what matters. At the end of the day, what we’ll remember will be those we loved and what we did for others. That’s why we’re here.
I’m sure that many of you who are parents here had the same reaction that I did when I heard this news. My daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? Michelle and I will be fortunate enough to hug our girls a little tighter tonight, and I’m sure you will do the same with your children. But for those parents who may not be so lucky, we have to embrace them and let them know we will be there for them as a nation.
So, again, I am so grateful that all of you are here. I am so moved by your support. But there are going to be other days for politics. This, I think, is a day for prayer and reflection.
So what I’d ask everybody to do, I’d like us to pause in a moment of silence for the victims of this terrible tragedy, for the people who knew them and loved them, for those who are still struggling to recover, and for all the victims of less publicized acts of violence that plague our communities every single day. So if everybody can just take a moment.
(Moment of silence.)
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, everybody. I hope all of you will keep the people of Aurora in your hearts and minds today. May the Lord bring them comfort and healing in hard days to come.
I am grateful to all of you, and I hope that as a consequence of today’s events, as you leave here, you spend a little time thinking about the incredible blessings that God has given us.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, Obama! (Applause.)
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much, everybody. God bless you. God bless the United States of America. (Applause.)
..doesn't it just give you a tingle when we have such a leader who loves himself this much? Here is Romney's take on the incident. In his entire statement, Mitt only used the personal vertical pronoun twice..at the beginning:
MITT ROMNEY: Good morning, and thank you for joining with the senator and me on this very sad day. And thank you to Father Christian for beginning this gathering with a -- with a word of prayer. Our -- our hearts break with the sadness of this unspeakable tragedy. Ann and I join the president and first lady and all Americans in offering our deepest condolences for those whose lives were shattered in a few moments -- a few moments of evil -- in Colorado. I stand before you today not as a man running for office but as a father and grandfather, a husband, an American. This is a time for each of us to look into our hearts and remember how much we love one another and how much we love and how much we care for our great country. There’s so much love and goodness in the heart of America. In the coming days we’ll surely learn more about the lives that have been lost and the families that have been harmed by this hateful act. We’ll come to know more about the talents and the gifts that each victim possessed, and we’ll come to understand the hope and the opportunity that’s been lost. Our hearts break for the victims and their families. We pray that the wounded will recover and that those who are grieving will know the nearness of God. Today we feel not only a sense of grief, but perhaps also of helplessness. But there is something we can do. We can offer comfort to someone near us who is suffering or heavy-laden. And we can mourn with those who mourn in Colorado. This morning Colorado lost youthful voices which would have brightened their homes, enriched their schools and brought joy to their families. Our prayer is that the comforter might bring the peace to their souls that surpasses our understanding. The Apostle Paul explained, blessed be God, who comforteth us in all our tribulations, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble. What we do know is how evil is overcome. And we’re seeing that greater power today in the goodness and compassion of a wounded community. Grieving and worried families in Aurora are surrounded with love today, and not just by those who are with them and holding them in their arms. They can also know that they’re being lifted up in prayer by people in every part of our great nation. Now and in the hard days to come, may every one of them feel the sympathy of our whole nation and the comfort a living God. There will be justice for those responsible, but that’s another matter for another day. Today is a moment to grieve and to remember, to reach out and to help, to appreciate our blessings in life. Each one of us will hold our kids a little closer, linger a bit longer with a colleague or a neighbor, reach out to a family member or friend. We’ll all spend a little less time thinking about the worries of our day and more time wondering about how to help those who are in need of compassion most. The answer is that we can come together. We will show our fellow citizens the good heart of the America we know and love. God bless you for being here and sharing together this moment of sorrow. And God bless the United States of America. Thank you. (Applause.)
UPDATE: Actually, the Conservative/Tea Party Gunman meme is considerably toned down of late and I am beginning to suspect that it is because sources are turning up the possibility that this murdering wing nut had some unsavory left-wing affiliations. These are not substantiated but it seems this guy MIGHT have had some pretty scary affiliations with the so-called "BLACK BLOC" -- a fringe movement of the OWS crowd:
New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday that the alleged gunman in the attack on a packed theater in Colorado identified himself as Batman’s arch-enemy “The Joker” after he sprayed bullets into a midnight showing of “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.” “He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the ‘enemy’ of Batman,” Kelly said at a news conference in New York City. Well that’s nice but none of the charactes who played the “Joker” in recent Batman movies had red hair so where is Ray Kelly getting his info? James Holmes, DOB 12/13/1987: The Batman movie portrays the OWS crowd in a negative vein,the new Batman movie featured the villain as an Occupy Wall Street type. I would first look at the possibility that James Holmes, DOB 12/13/1987, was caught up in the OWS movement took it upon himself to strike back against “THE MAN. James E Holmes 1690 Paris St, Apt 10 Aurora, CO 80010-2918 James E. Holmes is 24 year old he is from San Diego CA. The suspected Colorado movie mass murderer was a loner and graduate school dropout. Shooter James Holmes Targets Cops Who Respond to His Aurora Apartment With Bombs. The apartment of the man suspected in the mass shooting at a Denver-area screening of the latest Batman movie is “booby-trapped” with an array of sophisticated material, the local police chief said Friday. Speaking at the scene where police were working to gain access to the apartment, Aurora Police Chief Daniel Oates said: “His apartment is booby-trapped. We are trying to determine how to disarm the flammable or explosive material. We could be here for hours or days. The pictures are fairly disturbing. It looks very sophisticated, how it’s booby-trapped. It could be a very long wait.”

..again, that link is highly suspect and this has not been sourced AT ALL, but it would not be surprising if this guy turned out to be a huge stink bomb for the left, would it not?


July 14, 2012

Forgive and fugeddaboutit..

Nancy Reagan recently made the news regarding the possibility of John Hinckley's being paroled from custody -- there is speculation Hinckley may soon be released as having been rehabilitated. (You might recall that John Hinckley was a seriously deranged young man who shot President Reagan in the early 1980's. Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster, and, in his twisted mind, loved Jodie to the point that to make himself well known to her, he attempted to assassinate President Reagan.)

Mrs Reagan's outreach to Mr Hinckley is a lesson we all should learn in forgiveness;  she remains the epitome of elegance and grace. You will appreciate the following letter she wrote to him:

To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our country's spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting Ronnie.

We are fully aware that mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We're confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive man.

Best wishes,

Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. - While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.


July 12, 2012

Smokin' [A]hole..

A large jet plane crashed on a farm in the middle of rural Tennessee . Panic stricken, the local sheriff mobilized and descended on the farm in full force. By the time they got there, the aircraft was totally destroyed with only a burned hull left smoldering in a tree line that bordered the farm. The sheriff and his men entered the smoking mess but could find no remains of anyone. They spotted the farmer plowing a field not too far away as if nothing had happened and hurried over to the man's tractor.

"Hank," the sheriff yelled, panting and out of breath, "Did you see this terrible accident happen?"

"Yep. Sure did," the farmer mumbled unconcerned, cutting off the tractor's engine.

"Do you realize that is Air Force One, the airplane of the President of the United States?"

"Yep," the farmer replied.

"Were there any survivors?"

"Nope. They's all kilt straight out," the farmer answered, "I done buried them all myself. Took me most of the morning."

"President Obama is dead?" the sheriff asked.

"Well," the farmer grumbled, restarting his tractor. "He kept a-saying he wasn't... But you know how bad that sumbitch lies..."


July 7, 2012

Welcome to Ohio..

..now go home!

The Obama campaign bus is welcomed to the Buckeye State by an adoring throng.

..from Licianne dot com and my comrade-in-arms, schadenfreude, over at Hot Gas.


The virtue of theft..

Clueless and Incompetent..
Thank God for block quotes in HTML; it would allow me to escaped charges of plagiarism. There was a citaiton on Drudge attributing yet another whine by this incompetent pantload POTUS we are saddled with:
"I suspect that most people in Cincinnati would acknowledge that I've tried real hard, and we haven't gotten the Republicans to engage on a whole range of issues that, I wish had happened," Obama said in an interview with WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio.

"Part of what I think needs to happen in this election is the voters once again have to send a message, 'We want common sense ideas. We don't folks who are just saying no to everything. Even stuff, traditionally [they] were in favor of," Obama said.

The first (or best, or oldest, or whatever) comment in the wake of this pathetic mewling by El Presidente Downgrade kind of nails it. Here it is, unredacted and in full bloom:
CarlosLumpuy [Moderator] 8 hours ago

The President says, "most people would acknowledge that I've tried real hard".

—The same President that for nearly four years has blamed his own trackless failures and protracted ineffectiveness on his predecessor, President Bush, when for his first two years in office his party had majorities and control of both the House and the Senate as well as the White House.

When that started to wear thin, he blamed a "particularly harsh Winter".

When it wasn't the snow anymore, he then blamed the Arab Spring, the uprisings in Egypt and the shortages of oil from Libya to Europe.

Then we were led to believe that his economic recovery plans of hundreds of billions in deficit spending could not withstand the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Tsunami in Japan, floods in the mid-west, and finally an earthquake and a tropical storm both within a week.

The President tells us that the villains are mother nature, big oil, wall street, corporations, the bankers, the insurance industry, the coal miners, the millionaires and billionaires, congress, global warming, and the Texas wild fires.

How are we are going to get back on track with an administration whose policies work contrary to an expanding private sector from which all of our prosperity comes —the creators of real sustaining jobs within organizations that have essential private risk taking and recourse to keep them going concerns with recurring and regular payrolls.

Dump this creed of redistributive wealth by government ration including a Secretary of Agriculture who sees his primary job as increasing participants in the SNAP Food Stamp program that now number 46 million Americans and is now spending $20 million in an advertising campaign seeking even more participants.

Dump this administration that believes in the folly of telling Americans that the collective will well provide for their individual healthcare.

Dump this administration that sees the federal government on a street corner handing out a $1,000 a second and thinks the line will someday get shorter, instead of bringing restraints on federal appropriations that are clearly unsustainable with a public debt nearing $16 trillion, that is now more than GDP, and 40 cents of every dollar spent by government today is borrowed.

There shall be consequences to this President’s legacy of multiple trillions of deficit spending — more than any other administration of government in the history of the world.

How easy it is to govern when you just spend, spend, spend, spend, spend without restraint, instead of rising to the occasion, taking responsibility and making hard decisions like the rest of us outside of Washington are having to do during these hard times —and we're told, "I've tried real hard".

At what?

Just last week at a high school in Durham, New Hampshire this President told an audience of high school students,

“You can decide that instead of restricting access to birth control or defunding Planned Parenthood, we should make sure that in this country, women control their own health care choices. That’s up to you”.

—equating the failure of public funding of contraceptive birth controls and abortions the same as restricting access to the same.

Again, this is a President who chooses the venue of a high school to say all this.

This is the same President who rewards Sandra Fluke and her outspoken college behavior at Georgetown University with a telephone call from the White House last March.

At every opportunity this President repeatedly tells our young people at commencement how our Constitution is a "fundamentally flawed document" as he seeks to disassociate our young from the founding fathers of our republic and inculcates a huge false sense of entitlement in our young with his own revisionist account of American history.

Just what message is this to our young people from

the President of the United States, and just what business does he have in doing this at all ?

This, together with seeking more and more on food stamps shows us that what you've tried so real hard at is to further the demoralization and debasement of American society.

I conclude the "fundamental change" of this collectivist President is a willful and deliberate attempt to separate our young people from their own parents, grandparents and any religious instruction, disassociate them from America's founding and its noble history, and to undermine and destroy our American culture altogether with this spineless rhetoric of impotence and mendacity.

It is this depravity, degeneracy, and decadence of a secular creed that simply must be defeated.

—Carlos Lumpuy, Saturday 7 July 2012.
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..nothing to add. 121 Days left before it's our turn.


Need your help out there..

We gun owners here in California here are under yet another assault (if you will excuse the expression) on our right to bear arms. Many years ago in a liberal galaxy far, far away, the unelightened Feds sought to outlaw what they called Assault Rifles. These were defined, for the purposes of this law as:
Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

  • Folding or telescoping stock
  • Pistol grip
  • Bayonet mount
  • Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
  • Grenade launcher (more precisely, a muzzle device which enables the launching or firing of rifle grenades, though strangely, this applies only to muzzle mounted grenade launchers and not those which are mounted externally)
(A note to concerned readers: I have not used my grenade launcher in years!)

The law only outlawed weapons manufactured in the future; it grandfathered in weapons already legally owned and registered. It was passed and signed immediately into law by President Cohibatator ~~ presumably between diddling interns with huge Havanas. It was also a 10-year law that expired..

..except out here in the People's Republic of Kalifornia. As you may expect, the laws here are draconian ("..are some of the strictest in the United States") and the law forbidding assault weapon ownership predates the federal ban by five years. They are still in force. By the way, it should be noted that several times attempts to re-institute the Federal AWB have failed to make it into law, notably a humiliating 9-89 vote defeat by our beloved menopausal-grandmother-and-only-slightly-smarter-than-Barbara-Boxer Senator Diane Feinstein.

But I ramble.

One of the definitions and disqualifiers of so-called assault weapons out here is the so-called detachable magazine. This point was circumnavigated by the so-called bullet button:
Bullet Button
The California assault weapon ban has been largely circumvented by minor design changes by gun manufacturers. One of the most common modifications is a "bullet button", which modifies a rifle so that the magazine is not removable without the use of a tool - in this case, the tool being a bullet, or other tool, which presses a button (The button is designed so that a finger alone cannot press it ). Weapons with this feature no longer have a "detachable magazine" within the assault weapons definition, and therefore may be exempt depending on the other requirements.

The recent court case Haynie v Pleasanton validated that a Bullet Button is legal and guns that have one installed do not qualify as assault weapons.[31]

The term "bullet button" was coined due to the need to use the tip of a bullet to release the magazine from the gun. many tools have been devised to make it easier and faster to drop the clip from the gun. Because the California law states that you must use an external tool not attached to the gun, the most popular tool, the "magnet button" that sticks on the bullet button is illegal. Of the available tools that are external to the gun the "ThumBee", an elastic band with a "stinger" that slides over the thumb appears to be the fastest and cheapest legal solution. Whatever tool you choose, be sure it is legal because if your gun is determined to be an assault weapon it is a felony and could result in jail time and/or confiscation of your entire gun collection.
Well, as the result of a typically breathless editorial piece by the CBS affiliate that has motivated California State Senator Leland Yee  (D-San Francisco, of course) to gut an existing agricultural bill, SB 249, and use it as a vehicle for banning the bullet button. Without wandering into he weeds, a follow-up of the CBS article can be found here and below is a is a video that responds to the controversy from the gun owner's perspective.

Interestingly, there is a feeling abroad in the land in the wake of the recent DC handgun ban SCOTUS rulings, that tinkering around the edges of the 2nd Amendment will cause the efforts of gun control proponents to blow up in their faces. In the interest of brevity, here is one person's opinion:
Vince Warde · Top Commenter
Sen. Yee should think carefully before pushing this bill. It is going to be a very hard bill to write narrowly so that it only affects the "magnetic mag release". There is no doubt that placing this device on a Bullet Button equipped rifle (with prohibited features) is already a felony. Is it really necessary to ban the button?

I think Sen. Yee's real target is the Bullet Button itself. This is just stupid. These guns are already crippled. They can only use ten round mags and are slow to reload. Merely inserting a hi-capacity magazine, even a legally owned one, is a felony.

Furthermore, if the Bullet Button is banned, it will almost certainly lead to the loss of the entire assault weapons law. Here's how:

1) Most of the weapons generically banned by feature are - according to the Heller/McDonald SCOTUS decisions - protected by the 2nd amendment because they are in "common use" by citizens.

2) The best - and really the only - defense the state of CA can make is that these guns (such as the AK47 and AR15) are not banned at all. They are merely limited in the interest of public safety.

3) Therefore the Bullet Button, ironically is the salvation of the assault weapons ban. Take the bullet button option away and getting the federal courts to strike down the ban is just a matter of time.

Before blowing this off, gun control advocates should remember that you all thought the DC handgun ban would be upheld. You lost. DC has continued to loose - including a loss at the DC Court of Appeals, which struck down long gun registration - let alone a ban.

Therefore gun control advocates would be wise to oppose this bill.
It would be nice of you all out there would send Senator Yee an e-mail voicing your opposition to what he is attempting to do. However, do not expect a receptive audience. Nonetheless, here is his e-mail address:

Please be polite and respectful when you make your points. He won;t be listening, but no sense giving him any -- er -- ammunition.

There is a petition to stop this and I ask that you at least sign it and you are encouraged to visit the Gun Owners of California web site for more news and for ways you can help.

We out here on the frontier appreciate your helping us hold onto our firearms.

UPDATE: Here is a rather interesting analysis of this bill done by the law offices of Jason Davis of the law firm Davis and Associates at the behest of the CalGuns fFoundation. Mr Davis concludes rather ominously:

Again, anything you can do to help us. Remember, if they are successful here, then they will eventually be successful in your state.


July 6, 2012

Jobs report for June blows chunks..

Play time in the vomitorium. Today's BLS jobs numbers came in like the previous two this quarter: a huge sack of crap-doodle. The three-month average of added jobs was 75,000 making it the worst hiring quarter in two years and, put together, less than the 243,000 created in January. Also, there were some warts among the patches of acne as well (below courtesy of Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air and other sources):
  • One-third of the hiring came as a result of temporary jobs
  • More people went on government disability than were given a job (85,000 v. 80,000)
  • The unemployment rate remained at 8.2%
  • The unemployment and underemployment rate surged to 14.9%
  • Unemployment among blacks rose to 14.4%
  • Unemployment among Hispanics at 11%
  • Civilian labor force participation rate remains low at 63.8%
And our Beloved Leader is roaring around the country in his Canadian-made buses, Betting on America (yet another slogan) and campaigning on these numbers, characterizing them as a "step in the right direction". Here is this fool's actual statement on this subject -- sans even the remotest acknowledgement that the job market's tanked since January:

Can anyone -- not on life-support in an ICU -- be any more clueless than this clown and the 350 mirror-fogging mouth-breathers that slurp up such brazenly huckstered snake-oil applause lines like his?

Romney sums up the problem nicely in a quasi-debate response:

..so, while you contemplate all of this, go back and reconsider that little morsel offered up above.
More workers joined the federal government’s disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation’s jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.

The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

As Investors Business Daily further notes, that isn’t the exception in the Obama recovery, but the rule:

The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama’s economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.

..all in all, no bread and a huge bite of Obama's latest served up crap-sandwich.


July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July, America


"The poor bastards.."

Some words to remember from Bill Whittle on this Fourth of July:

..his last words was a quote lifted from a medic in Bastogne durign the Battle of the Bulge:
At the hospital set up in the town, "I looked around and never saw so many wounded men. I called a medic over and said, 'Hey, how come you got so many wounded people around here? Aren't we evacuating anybody?' "

"Haven't you heard?" the medic replied. "I haven't heard a damn thing." "They've got us surrounded—the poor bastards."