Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gun Porn

I've decided to take a few minutes to show off a couple of my "girls", the first picture is of Winnie and Kim. Winnie's full name is Winchester SuperX2 Practical. She is a 9shot 12 gauge semi auto with Invector chokes, ghost ring peep sight, composite stock and recently fitted with a Surefire G2 Nitrolon LED light that provides 80 lumens of bad guy blinding brilliance. Kim's full name is Kimber Custom II. She is a .45 ACP built on the 1911 Colt design and she sports custom slim fit grips. They both enjoy long walks, preferably not in the rain, and cuddling on the couch with me while I watch violent movies.

The second picture was taken during a tense standoff, the other night, here at Castle Arrogance. Of late I have been studying the the recent spate of invasions by Vampires, Brain Eating Zombies, and Rage Virus Infected Crazies that, if you can believe the movies, is currently taking place. About 10pm, while safely ensconced in the keep, I sensed that there was a dangerous presence somewhere on the estate. Naturally I snatched up Winnie and strode out to meet the danger. As it turns out it was not the horde of Brain Eating Zombies I was expecting, but it was a large and rather surly Cottontail. No doubt of the same ilk that attacked former President Jimmy Carter some years back. Faced with my steely eyed gaze and Winnie's gaping maw, the rogue rabbit decided that discretion was the better part of valor and slinked away, but not without a vindictive over the shoulder glare that said "I'll be back". Luckily, for all you readers, the Archduchess just happened to be on hand with her digital camera to capture the moment for posterity.

Feel free to lust in your heart for my "girls" as I am not the jealous type and they love only me.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Deja vu all over again

Muslim father hacks daughter to death for falling in love with British soldier. Girl's mother (in hiding) -- "I screamed and called out for her two brothers so they could get their father away. But when he told them the reason, instead of saving her they helped him end her life."

World's muslim population -- 1 billion.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Timeout For Nature

Except for the flag crapper we haven't had any wildlife on the blog lately. So here's a photo of the Selfish family Collared lizard, otherwise known as a Mountain Boomer, dining on cricket casserole. Her name is Tod.

Friday, April 25, 2008



Greenpeace Founder Sees The Light

Here is a guy who was able to overcome his own biases and change his mind when the evidence warranted. It is enough to make you think that there might still be hope for sanity to prevail.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Face of Food

After visiting petv I've decided that even my fruits and vegetables should have faces. Yummy.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


If you global warming nuts have to be scared of something, try this.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Heck Yes

What with the great Charlton Heston recently dying and all, I decided to pay my respects by watching Will Penny, one of his better movies. For those who aren't familiar, it's a western from 1968 and for it's time and type not a bad film. Anyway, while I was watching it I decided to get on these here internets to find out who was playing the part of the annoying kid. Turns out it's the same guy who some 36 years later played the part of one of my favorite movie characters ever. He's the one in the foreground. Gosh!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Forgiveness, My Ass

Introducing Erick Daniel Davila, a 21 year old gangsta currently being held in the Fort Worth city jail on a 1 million dollar bond for the shooting death of a 5 year old girl and her 48 year old grandmother. Just another thug keepin' it real. This hunk of dung is a dime a dozen and doesn't interest me even a little. What does is something in the story about his crime that I find disturbingly common among the survivors of murder victims.

Renee Johnson, sister and great-aunt of the victims in this case, allowed herself to be interviewed about the murders and was quoted as saying, among other things, that "I've already forgiven him...", and "I have to have a generous spirit because we all have to forgive and get along."


Are we to assume that Ms. Johnson can communicate with the dead, or that sometime before they were slaughtered her two beloveds had given her their permission to forgive their unknown future assailant? My purpose is not to pick on this poor lady in her hour of grief, but it seems to me that the only people here who have the authority to forgive are now corpses. Ms. Johnson is not alone, of course.

Over the years there have been many reports of people who felt compelled to forgive the murderer of a loved one. Often this generosity of spirit stems from a decent but confused sense of religious obligation, a "God forgave me so I must forgive" type of deal. Whatever. Admittedly, these forgiving folks generally don't intend to include a pardon with their forgiveness, and most desire severe punishment if not death for those who murder. Which really means the whole thing is just some kind of metaphysical hocus pocus. (Yeah, I forced metaphysical in there, but I've been wanting to use it.) Nevertheless, by forgiving a murderer these people are at the very least offering to ease the mental and emotional guilt of one who does not deserve such comfort.

If a person wants to forgive someone who wrongs them, fine. But forgiving someone who has wronged another should be done with extreme caution, if at all. Especially if that wrong includes the taking of a life. Before He gave up the ghost, Jesus forgave His executioners for crucifying Him, but said nothing about forgiving them for their role in the crucifixion of the two thieves who were executed alongside Him. That's because Jesus is awesome. Even way back then He knew that what Clint Eastwood said in Unforgiven was true, that when you kill a man you "take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."

( Yes, to answer your question, it's too late to make a long story short.)

All that to say this. If it comes to pass that I am murdered, you are not authorized to forgive my killer. For any reason. Ever. I don't care if fifty years down the road my murderer is some old sympathetic granddaddy who feels just terrible about the evil deed of his youth and wishes to set things right before he meets his maker. Tell him I said as soon as he brings me back to life I'll think it over. Besides, it ain't your business, I'm the one who's dead.

And I'll do the same for you, whoever you are.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Horror

I was thinking I should try to grow my hair out and lose some weight. Then I saw my future.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hogs vs Muslims

Here are the top 10 reasons why hogs are better than muslims.

1. Hogs don't do suicide bombings.........................
2. Hogs don't do honor killings...........................
3. Hogs don't make I.E.D.'s...............................
4. Hogs don't abuse women.................................
5. Hogs don't rape children...............................
6. Hogs don't molest sheep and goats......................
7. Old hogs are not as ugly as old muslims................
8. Boar hogs don't wear dresses..........................
9. Hogs are not religeous fanatics........................

Note: The preceding post was not intended to offend any of moHAMmed's murderous minions, but only to show how much I love BACON. MMMMMMM BACON!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Patriotism, Leftist Style

Often when someone on the left thinks their patriotism is being challenged they respond by saying that a true patriot is one who loves his country enough to criticize it, and that our leaders should be held accountable when they begin to steer America away from the ideals that make her the greatest source of individual human liberty the world has ever known.

(Confession - I made up the part about liberty. It goes without saying that individual liberty does not jibe with the leftist creed.)

Reasonable people can surely agree that criticism is a necessity when those who run our government and its various organs take the wrong course, even when those reasonable people don't agree on the course to be taken. The problem that many on the right have with the committed left, however, is that true leftists rarely, if ever, sprinkle their criticism of America with even a small dose of praise.

Pick any area of governmental reach, foreign or domestic, and the left will explain how it's just another example of American evil. They will say that the rest of the world hates us because of our "unilateral" approach to foreign policy and will cite as examples the war in Iraq, our rejection of the Kyoto global warming treaty, Israel, and so on. They will say we menace the less fortunate among us with hurricanes, poverty, and the lack of health care. The tiresome mantra goes on and on with nary a peep about the possibility that the United States as done at least some tiny bit of good in this rotten world.

So what does any of this have to do with the photo up there, you ask. Good question. I hope you're prepared for the answer.

The photo was taken several weeks ago at an anti-war rally in Portland, Oregon. It was just your typical anti-war rally where smelly, unemployed, semi-literate college age kids and a smattering of 1960s peacenik geezers expressed their patriotism by chanting witty slogans like, "Dissent IS Democracy!", "Fight Global Warming Not Iraqis!", and "I like peaches, and occasionally I like impeaches!"

Oh, I almost forgot. See the guy in the foreground, the one wearing the backpack? He's a young leftist who chose to express his love of country by burning the Flag, which, while it was still smoldering, and under the full gaze of women and children, he patriotically shat upon.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Random Act of Kindness

A week or two ago I was driving through a grocery store parking lot when I spotted a pair of legs sticking out of this clothing donation bin. My phone camera isn't the highest quality but if you look closely at the photo on the left you can see the legs in question. Naturally, I immediately assumed they belonged to theguywithoutastupidname, who had dove in to scrounge for clothes from another century. After driving over to say hi I discovered that the scrounger was just a homeless man looking for shoes. We chatted for a minute or so until I realized, to my surprise, that he was nuttier than a fruitcake. Ever heard the saying, "Perception is reality"? Well, by the time he and I parted company this guy's reality was that his new shoes were a gift from me. I graciously accepted his thanks and as I drove away I wondered, as I have so many times before, why God had chosen to bless me with such an awesome gift for kindness.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Quick Hits

John McCain has a wicked sense of humor. Here he is on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, at the motel where the slaying occurred, giving a memorial speech in honor of the revered civil rights leader. Wait...who is that holding his umbrella..? Oh yeah, a black man.


Jesse "The Clown" Ventura is one of the biggest nothings of American politics in recent memory. But back in the late 90's and early oughts it was hip to dig him, when as governor of Minnesota he was known for such unique insights as, "Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers". Somehow I was able to resist his wit and charm and pretty much thought he was an overrated goober who should have stopped at navy seal. Now that I learn he is a 9/11 truther , which by default means he believes the U.S. government blew up the World Trade Center, I think my assessment of him was too kind. In addition to being an overrated goober, he's weak-minded.


Listen kids, when it comes to the mainstream media, it's not what they tell you that leaves you misinformed so much as what they don't tell you. For instance, according the climate experts, 80-90% of predicted global warming will be the result of heat released from the world's oceans. So after years of doom and gloom from Al Gore and the rest of the left about the climate crisis, a reasonable person may think it big news if, say, the most recent data collected by the NASA Aqua Project showed that not only have the world's oceans NOT gotten warmer, but have actually experienced a cooling trend over the last several years. So much for the climate change computer models. Anyway, I'm betting that if the data had shown even the slightest increase in ocean temps the media would have been so busy broadcasting the final days of life on earth that we would have never heard of Obama's preacher.


I don't have the stomach (figuratively speaking, of course) to get into it now, but if you want to know why British Muslim girls are disappearing without a trace, check out this story from Der Spiegel.


Ok, let's end on a high. Here's a limerick I found in a Reader's Digest when I was in the eighth or ninth grade that for some reason has stuck with me for over thirty years. I think that means it's great.

There once was a man from Yuma,
Who told an elephant joke to a Puma;
Now his skeleton lies,
Under hot western skies;
The Puma had no sense of huma.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Ted Turner is Insane

He's not just eccentric or just stupid, he is a certifiable lunatic. He is the vice-president of the tinfoil hat wearing, feces smearing, booger eating moron association. And he also happens to be the largest individual land owner in these United States. How did this happen? He even looks like the creerdo that he is, with his queer little mustache and his pedo-smile. I hope the cannibals get him first. Okay I'm over that now.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Big Oil: Pure Evil or Just Business?

How many times have you heard someone go off about BIG OIL cheating the masses when it comes to gasoline prices? I hear this almost daily, and when I ask them to explain I always get the same answer. bigoilbushgreedycontroltheoilpricecheneyhalliburtonoldwhitmenexxoncorruptioncheneychevronrichevilwhitemenbushbigoiltheycouldsellitcheaperiftheywantedtogreedybastardscheneyhalliburtonexxonbritishpetroleumcigarsmokingbackroomevilgreedyworlddominationcontrolthepriceofoil. I realize that I could have written that where it would be easier to read but on the off chance that you have never spoken to one of these people, I wanted you to experience, in part, some small measure of the head poundage that occurs when they start in. These ranters have no factual basis for what they are spewing they just have a "feeling". The people who say these things aren't crazy or even stupid, they are frustrated. And as we know frustrated people will often operate on feelings alone when there is a lack of evidence. The following is my feeble attempt to explain why oil companies, big or small, are not evil.

Who is Big Oil? Well lets see, Exxon, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, British Petroleum, Chesapeake Energy, Etc. Ok we all know their names but WHO ARE THEY really? First and foremost they consist of thousands of employees worlwide. Secretaries, accountants, janitors, lawyers, welders, equipment operators, truck drivers, marketers, managers,cooks, CEO's, pilots, security gaurds, ad infinitum. Secondly since they are all publicly traded companies, they consist of hundreds of thousands if not millions of people who have a stock portfolio or a 401k. The upshot is this, BIG OIL may be you and if not you then almost certainly someone you know and like. Keep in mind, these are companies in business to make a profit just like every other company on the planet.

What about BIG OIL controlling prices in order to make huge profits at our expense? Of all the outrageous claims this one takes the cake. Between 1982 and 2002 oil almost never got above $30 per bbl and spent a lot of that period down around $12. If oil companies can control the price of their commodity why on earth hasn't it always been $100 or even $200 per bbl? Sorry folks but just like anything else, the market sets the price for oil. Any commodity, from pork bellies to prostitutes is worth whatever somebody will pay for it. The current record oil prices are due in small part to major war in the middle east and lack of exploration in Alaska, California, Florida and their coastal waters. But in large part to the fact that China and India have charged boldy into the 20th century. The recent discovery, in these progressive economies, of the light bulb and the horseless carriage has driven the demand for energy off the chart.

It's just business. When oil is $15 per bbl the oil companies tighten up and keep operating, thank God, and spend their meager R&D budgets trying to find ways to more efficiently extract the energy they have already discovered. When oil is $100 per bbl, they spend their huge R&D budgets finding new fields and creating new technology to go deeper. The expenses are staggering and the risks are huge so it stands to reason that the rewards are equally impressive. In the future, instead of demonizing legitimate businesses, save your pennies and invest in them, the dividend money should more that offset the higher energy price.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Know Thy Enemy

If I understand this guy's point, as long as there's at least one Muslim roaming the earth, only a coward will make fun of Christians. Also, even though he's a Jew, he seems to be saying that Jesus is awesome.