Monday, January 28, 2008

Obama lama ding dong

Anybody notice (besides myself) that the man that may be our next president hasn't really defined his political positions? He is a good speaker in fact he is basically a preacher. When Billy Boy Clinton compared him to Jesse Jackson well he was exactly right. I have heard black pundits say they would vote for Obama based on the color of his skin. That bothers me. They aren't going to vote for Oblama because he is black, they are going to vote for him because he is a black socialist. He is a preacher of pity and payback. He plays the politics of black oppression and wants to increase the government support of those people who are unfortunate enough to not have that which the man won't give them. If the people just wanted a black leader they could get Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, or even Alan Keyes who actually wants to be president. They won't support the aforementioned people since they don't tell their followers that they are owed something. Do not talk about hard work as a way to be successful that's just oreo talk. Sadly the empty shell which is Ohblama will raise taxes you know for global warming and such, but he won't tell us this up front. But I will say this again, we get what we deserve.


VOV

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More Cholesterol News

I should probably read Business Week more often because I found this article on the efficacy of cholesterol lowering drugs quite enlightening. I highly recommend the piece, but it's 6 pages long so I'll be sweet and hit you with a few bullet points in case your health is not worth ten minutes of your time.

(By the way, this is likely the last you'll see of Dr. King Selfish for a while. I need to get back to being good old King Selfish, Possessor of All Wisdom.)

Cholesterol lowering drugs are the best selling medicines in history--25 million people worldwide take them to the tune of almost 28 billion dollars, yet no more than 1% of current patients benefit--assuming I understand the math.

The link between cholesterol and heart disease (if any) is still poorly understood--there is virtually no difference in the cholesterol levels of those who have heart disease and those who don't. Have a cheeseburger.

And more!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Almost forgot - Happy MLK Day

Please pass the lard

I'm not really in the mood to blog but my spouse keeps whining about that hot photo of Jerry Jones I posted. Sometimes I think I pay too high a price for not being a wife beater. Anyway, here's a thought provoking piece entitled The Great Cholesterol Myth. For those who are not interested in reading the article, I offer this summary -- cholesterol good.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

John McCain Sucks (part two)

My dictionary defines the word hero as "a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities". Because this is a broad and somewhat subjective definition I find it necessary, sometimes, to use comparisons in order to determine who is and isn't a hero. In my opinion service in the military suggests that one is a brave and patriotic American but does not automatically qualify one as a hero. If, after one's service, they are described as a good soldier/sailor/airman/marine by others of that ilk, that is high praise indeed, but still not enough to elevate them to hero status. Men like I have just descibed, while not heroes, come much closer than someone who simply survives an ordeal. Suviving makes one, well, a suvivor. And often surviving involves some pretty unheroic behavior. Enter John McCain.

Senator McCain wrote, in "U.S. News and World Report" and in his autobiography "Faith of My Fathers" that he traded military information for medical treatment AND signed a war crimes confession. He confessed to this IN PRINT and has admitted that he is ashamed. For his cooperation he was given special treatment including some of the best medical attention North Vietnam had to offer, something which was definitely NOT available to less conversable prisoners. In my mind Senator McCain's failure to adhere to the Military Code of Conduct by no means makes him a coward or a traitor but it does preclude him being considered a hero by any sensible person.

If John McCain was anything other that a self promoting, power hungry, politician he would not trade on his checkered military service and he would never let anyone refer to him as a hero. Whenever one of his political backers or rivals panders by calling him a hero the Senator from Arizona should correct them and provide them with the names of REAL heroes, some of whom, like Lance Sijan, Don Brooks and Rocky Versace died in captivity because they refused to submit.

As I write this the Senator is on TV whining about being smeared by people who dare to question his hero status. It is a wonder he can sleep at night much less look in the mirror long enough to shave.

In closing I would strongly urge everyone to Google the names mentioned above, read about their WITNESSED deeds, then compare them to McCain's and draw your own conclusions.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Orleans Homicide 2007 - Epilogue


Who says you need an education to be a success?

Be Afraid - Be Very, Very Afraid

Tom Cruise salutes his Scientology mentor, David Miscavige.

Warning: This 9 minute video in which Tom Cruise gets all freaky deaky about Scientology will cause your soul to seek refuge in hell. Even now, after boring a hole in my skull and rinsing my brain with battery acid, I am haunted by his wild-eyed maniacal laughter.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Giants 21 Cowboys 17

Eli Manning may be a drunken, slack-jawed rube, but he beat the Dallas Cowboys.

Friday, January 11, 2008

John McCain Sucks

There are many reasons why any clear thinking patriot should not support John McCain for President. I'm just going to pick two; his leftist stance on man made global warming, and the fact that I hate his guts. I fear that if I attempt to explain my hatred for Senator Weasel I will be forced to admit that my feelings are irrational and at least partially indefensible. So that ain't gonna happen. But so you can see for yourself the vapidity of the distinguished senator's views on climate change, I offer the following handpicked McQuotes.

I have had enough experience and enough knowledge to believe that unless we reverse what is happening on this planet, my dear friends, we are going to hand our children a planet that is badly damaged." Addressing the Global Warming and Energy Solutions Conference in Manchester, N.H. 2007

"...the largest environmental peril our species has yet faced." OnEarth Magazine, 2004

"Campaign finance reform took us seven years. This may take longer, but we'll stay at it." On his commitment to pass his oppressive climate bill, 2004

"I will clean up the planet, I will make global warming a priority." Concord, N.H. 2007

"The debate has ended over whether global warming is a problem caused by human activity. Indeed, if we fail to start substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the next couple of years, we risk bequeathing a diminished world to our grandchildren. Insect-borne diseases such as malaria will spike as tropical ecosystems expand; hotter air will exacerbate the pollution that sends children to the hospital with asthma attacks; food insecurity from shifting agricultural zones will spark border wars; and storms and coastal flooding from sea-level rise will cause mortality and dislocation." Boston Globe, Feb, 2007

Simple Firearm Facts

I am constantly amazed at the amount of erroneous "information" being disseminated by hordes of self-proclaimed gun experts. Because I care deeply about my fellow man, I decided to jot down a few core facts that, once learned, will save them from floundering and possibly drowning in firearm fallacy and ballistic bullshit.

FACT ONE: Bullets do not knock people down. No metallic cartridge smallarm (rifle, shotgun, or handgun) of any caliber or gauge, fires a projectile (bullet) that possesses the energy to knock a man off his feet. This is not my opinion this is a fact. There is 20 year old video evidence to prove it. In the video a man wearing soft body armor stands on ONE FOOT while being shot in the chest (on the vest) from a distance of about 5 feet, with a full power ( 240 gr. bullet at 1250-1400fps.) .44 magnum load. Not only is the man NOT knocked 15-20 feet backwards, he doesn't even have to put his other foot down to get his balance. On the same video, the same man dons heavier armor, again stands on one foot, and is shot with an H&K 91 assault rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO (.308 Win.), and once again EASILY retains his balance on one foot. Keep in mind that bullet fired from a .45ACP hits its target about as hard as a box of .45ACP ammo dropped from 6 feet hits the ground. Knowing this one simple fact will keep people from believing either movie scenes where bodies fly around after being shot, or self-defense experts who talk about "knockdown power". Remember, a bullets lethality rests solely in its ability to penetrate NOT in its velocity or kinetic energy.

FACT TWO: Modern handguns DO NOT "go off" when subjected to external abuses such as dropping, throwing, or striking with a hammer. All modern revolvers and autoloading pistols that have either internal or external hammers are equipped with transfer bars that physically block the hammer from contacting the firing pin, UNLESS, steady deliberate pressure is applied to the TRIGGER. Knowing this simple fact will keep you from falling for the "idroppedthegunithitthefloorandwentoffandkilledmyhusband" defense. While any mechanical device can fail, I have never heard of a transfer bar doing so, either in real life or during testing. But in cases involving the above mentioned defense, the handgun in question would be available for inspection thereby settling the issue one way or the other. The striker fired pistols like Glock and others, are equally immune to external abuse but not being as familiar with them, I am unqualified to explain the process. Perhaps the King will enlighten us.

FACT THREE: If you assume a vacuum, perfectly level ground, and a rifle barrel that is exactly perpendicular to the ground, and you fired a bullet and dropped an identical bullet simulaneously from exactly the same height, one would hit the ground at your feet and the other a few thousand yards away but at exactly the same instant. Knowing this simple fact will do you no good at all but I thought it was interesting.

This long and ponderous post doesn't even scratch the surface of all the firearm fallacy and ballistic bullshit out there, but having long ago bored you, gentle reader, I have now begun to bore myself. Consider this particular subject dropped, for now.





THERE ARE FEW SOCIAL PROBLEMS THAT CAN'T BE FIXED WITH A LONG HANDLED SHOVEL AND A THIRTY OUGHT SIX.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

This is so wrong


My middle daughter, who shall remain nameless for obvious reasons, is apparently quite the redneck innovatress. In order to keep her female Pitbull, Pearl, from bleeding on the furniture when in heat she has outfitted the humiliated canine in an old pair of drawers and a feminine hygiene product. Don't be alarmed if, when viewing the picture, you are suddenly overcome with the desire to yell GIT 'ER DONE! By the way in case you can't read doggy facial expressions, this one is saying "For God's sake please kill me now".

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Headache

So last night I felt a little odd toward the end of work, felt like my tie was too tight and I told my wife that it felt like my blood pressure was up. Wake up this morning to a killer headache in the back of my head so of course my hypochondriac self thinks he is having a stroke. So take some tylenol and go to work, felt relatively ok. Around 12:45 I decide to eat my sandwich and read Fark. For some reason the screen is blurry, I am having some odd tunnel vision effect. Well I knew then I was definitely not normal so I drove to the nearby hospital. Sit in the ER for around 5 hours. Get a CT scan, a chest xray, an EKG and a blood pressure check. Turns out I have mega high blood pressure. So really it turned out ok and I found out I wasn't about to keel over. Got some medicine and will start monitoring it glad I am still alive. Of course now I am listening to the Caucus news. I just heard the Obama and Hillary speech after Hillary's big win. And now my head is hurting again. The silly appeal to the poor and middle class always makes me shake my weary head. Liberal policies hurt the poor and middle class yet some of these people believe it. The religious fervor of the people does tell me all I need to know though. That being said, after that brutalness I almost wish I would've keeled over than listen to that silliness. Bring me some Aspirin!

Friday, January 4, 2008

In Tune With Nature

I don't mean to brag, but it's often noted that when it comes to the natural world I possess a combination of gifts heretofore unseen in man. Like Daniel Boone I impose my will on the woods and the fields. Like Dr. Dolittle I speak fluently the language of every creature that inhabits earth. And like the noble savage I live in harmony with the Spirit of all that is. An illuminating example of my way of being is this Grackle.

This afternoon, while parked on the grounds of a local Chevrolet dealership, I noticed a number of my feathered friends darting about in search of food. When this he-bird flew into the midst he immediately sensed my presence and came to rest upon my mirror. Though we had never met, we had known one another forever. Words were unnecessary, insignificant, impossible. We simply shared a brief moment, exchanged a knowing nod, and parted ways.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Being stupid I can deal with, feeling stupid is something else altogether. When I first heard the story of sisters Amina and Sarah Said (sigh-heed) I didn't get it. After all, they appear to be normal teenage girls, undeserving of being shot to death by their muslim father. Then I looked closer, deep into those menacing eyes. If I wasn't such an idiot I would have noticed it right away. These she-devils were into hot boys, popular music, and the latest fashion. Allah be praised.

Oh by the way, if you see Mr. Said please contact the authorities, they would like a word with him. In case you don't know what he looks like here's his official description as published in the Dallas Morning News -- Mr. Said is about 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black turtleneck shirt, a brown coat and tan pants.

Hmmm, something seems to be missing. Are they looking for this guy or this guy?