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Friday, July 31, 2009

Logically speaking....

Subject: Logic 101

An interesting letter in the Australian Shooter Magazine this
week, which I quote:

"If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US , than you are in Iraq ..

Conclusion: The US should pull out of Washington, DC."


Thursday, July 30, 2009

What is wrong with these people?

I just found out I have spent my last penny at home depot. Apparently, they've joined the ranks of pepsico and are now actively donating money to gay events. I hope Christians everywhere boycott home depot. This is sad to have a profitable company spend their profits on sinful behaviors, but worse spend it on teaching sinful behaviors.

It was really hard to do, but I've stopped buying and consuming pepsi products, so I can do the same with the hardware stuff.

As I said, what is wrong with these people??

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The audacity of idiocy

I thought sure as a nation, we'd start to get over this racist crap by now. But noooooo, the obummer has to be the leader of the pack in squealing about racism. It would seem the racist in chief has a bit of a chip on his shoulder with the Cambridge police.

Does he really think the American people are that stupid?

Apparently so, or he would have stayed out of the argument to begin with.

In true typical liberal fashion, it's always somebody else's fault. I wish he'd just go away...

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Healthcare plan: FAIL

Well, there's lots of stuff being said (at least on conservative websites) about the health care proposals being offered by the govt. I'm trying to figure out something and see if you can get your brain into hyperlock on this....

The legislators create an expensive plan that doesn't really do any better than what is there now, it's just an overpriced under-functional HMO. Anyway, they put a provision in this bill to try to get old people to kill themselves so nobody will have to help take care of them, then they exempt themselves from the plan.

I'm guessing that otherwise, half of the congress would be killing themselves off in about 90 days or less of actuating the plan??

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Monday, July 20, 2009

An ode to Saturn

I'm on my 3rd Saturn and it will be the last one. The 1st one was a 95 SL1, which is the reason I got the other 2, but they so far are not as good as the 1st one. I had 214k on the SL1 and gave it to a friend of mine who was having a car shortage. He got another 60K out of it before falling asleep (working 2 jobs) and crashing it. The 2nd car was an 02 Vue. This one made a lot of return trips to the repair shop but the SL1 never did other than normal maintenance (except for a cracked head at 128k).

While owning the Vue, we purchased our 3rd, an L300. The L300 had to go back to the dealer the very next day after purchasing it, as the electrical system didn't work properly. All the electrical devices in the car blinked on and off constantly, so the gave me a different one, which never did get prepped as the 1st one did. I've still got the window sticker tape on the windshield and passenger window as a reminder of "great customer service". The lights still blink periodically too. Great.

But back to the Vue...shortly after getting the L300, we noticed one of the passenger window motors on the Vue wasn't moving the window at the correct speed (REALLY slow up and down), so we took it back to the dealer and they said the motor controller was bad and we'd need a replacement. They didn't have any in stock on the next trip, so the trip after that, we got a new motor. Turns out my regular warranty had expired and they charged my wife the 100$ deductible for a repair that should have been fully covered.

Obviously, that was the last time I set foot in that dealership. But since I've left their loving care, I've found out the same guy owns all the Saturn dealers in the greater Cincinnati area, so even tho my Saturn warranty may still be fully covered by the company, I've no where to take the car any more. I say that because the dealer that I bought the L300 from told me the blinking lights were normal for that model. Yeah, right.

I still could have been convinced to buy another Saturn tho up until last fall. Something expensive happened to the engine in the Vue at 85k. It was going to require a 2500$ fix, which was out of extended warranty (time passed, so I lost the rest of the mileage on my extension). I tried to work a deal with them on buying a new Outlook, which the wife and I really liked, but they wouldn't work any deal at all. We looked at the same model Buick & GMC. After driving all 3 and looking at the options, we bought the Buick. The single reason I didn't get the Outlook was because for 43k$, it was cheap looking on the inside. Everything on the dash was black plastic....not my idea of a 40k$ car.

So, I have severed my Saturn ties. Since the "bailout, I've also purchased my last GM car/truck. Too bad too, because I've always liked them. I was kinda hoping on hearing the news that Penske bought Saturn, it might become the organization it was back in the 90's so we'd see a decent car being produced there again.....will that ever happen? If it does and GM doesn't have their hand in it, I might buy one again.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Religion of peace: FAIL

Apparently, the Sudanese Islamic Public Order Police has free reign to terrorize innocent women and children as they see fit. Religion of peace, my butt....

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FAIL: judge got it wrong

How many failures can you find in this article? Hint: there are more than 1

A convicted felon is in court because he illegally had a gun in his possession. Because the dope shot off one of his nuts, the judge decided that was punshment enough, rather than get him for 2 cases of a felon having possession of a firearm.

And people wonder why we legit gun owners get upset about stuff like this.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Email story of the day

This is the email in it's entirety. I encourage you to read it, share it with others and follow God's leading when chosen.

God's 26 Guards

Have you ever felt the urge to pray for someone and
Then just put it on a list and said, 'I'll pray for them later'?
Or has anyone ever called you and said,
'I need you to pray for me, I have this need?

Read the following story that was sent to me and
May it change the way that you may think about prayer
and also the way you pray. You will be blessed by this....

A missionary on furlough told this true story while
Visiting his home church in Michigan .

'While serving at a small field hospital in Africa ,
Every two weeks I traveled by bicycle
Through the jungle to a nearby city for supplies..
This was a journey of two days and
Required camping overnight at the halfway point.

On one of these journeys, I arrived in the city
Where I planned to collect money from a bank,
Purchase medicine, and supplies, and then begin
My two-day journey back to the field hospital.

Upon arrival in the city, I observed two men fighting,
One of whom had been seriously injured.
I treated him for his injuries and at the same time
Talked to him about the Lord.

I then traveled two days, camping overnight, and
Arrived home without incident....

Two weeks later I repeated my journey
Upon arriving in the city,
I was approached by the young man I had treated.
He told me that he had known I carried
Money and medicines.
He said, 'Some friends and I followed you in to the jungle,
Knowing you would camp overnight.
We planned to kill you and take your money and drugs..
But just as we were about to move into your camp,
We saw that you were surrounded by 26 armed guards.

At this, I laughed and said that I was
Certainly all alone in that jungle campsite..
The young man pressed the point, however, and said,
'No, sir, I was not the only person to see the guards,
My friends also saw them, and we all counted them.
It was because of those guards that
We were afraid and left you alone.'

At this point in the sermon,
One of the men in the congregation jumped to his feet and
interrupted the missionary and asked if he could tell him the
exact day this happened.. The missionary told the congregation
the date, and The man who interrupted told him this story:

'On the night of your incident in Africa ,
It was morning here and I was preparing to go play golf.
I was about to putt when I felt the urge to pray for you.
In fact, the urging of the Lord was so strong,
I called men in this church to meet with me here
In the sanctuary to pray for you.

Would all of those men who met with me on that day stand up?'
The men who had met together to pray that day stood up.
The missionary wasn't concerned with whom they were,
He was too busy counting how many men he saw.

There were 26.

This story is an incredible example of how the Spirit of the Lord
moves in behalf of those who love Him.
If you ever feel such prodding to pray, go along with it,
you don't know what it can mean to that person..

Nothing is ever hurt by prayer except the gates of hell.
I encourage you to forward this to as many people as you know.
If we all take it to heart,
We can turn this world toward God once again.
As the above true story clearly illustrates,
'With God all things are possible'.

More importantly, how God hears and
Answers the prayers of the faithful.

Who says God does not move on the earth today?

I asked the Lord to bless you as I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you as you go along your way.
His love is always with you, His promises are true,
and when we give Him our cares you know
He will see us through.
So when the road you're traveling on seems difficult at best, Just remember
I'm here praying, and
God will do the rest.

I Can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13


Apparently, he doesn't want to be paid to be prez.

Just read this article about the obummer's surgeon general pick. He praises her not only for pushing that doctors be trained to be abortionist murderers, but also she gave out free health care at her clinic and when the clinic didn't make money, she didn't take home a salary.

I don't know about you, but it certainly looks to me like the obummer is willing to quit being paid to be prez, since he's hawking it as a major source of chutzpah for one of his cabinet picks.


Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mike Lupica killed Steve McNair

Well, not literally, but his mistaken ideas did. Gun control kills people and that's what Mike apparently is misinformed that gun control is helpful. It's pretty well known that whenever law abiding citizens are allowed to have guns, then crime leaves.

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

I made it, they took it

I just finished reading a good book. It's called Makers and Takers by Peter Schweizer. Good read and a bit mind boggling if you go too fast. This person has taken the statistical results of a bunch of national surveys and actually made sense of them, especially from a political point of view.

He basically takes the claims that liberals make and uses these statistics to show just how wrong the liberals are. Like, conservatives are stupid....not really. They generally have more education and score better on all sorts of tests and this guy backs that up.

Well worth your time and additional education!!


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Flintstones, meet the flintstones

Yep, you're about to be one of the neighbors of Fred, Wilma, Barney & Bettie. The leadership of this nation is so hellbent on turning the USA into a communist nation, they're forgetting where we came from and who we are.

They've been on a push to eliminate anything that uses any sort of stored energy. That leaves energy created by means only provided prior to Edison's inventions, or maybe a little earlier. Have you noticed that the earth worshipers (I.E. green movement) seem to be against anything that uses stored energy? Batteries, oil, coal?

If they can't kill it one way, they kill it another. The liberal elite are so jealous of the middle class, that they are intent only on completely removing anything remotely resembling comfort and capability. They have lots of lovely catch phrases, like buckle up: it's the law. Do they really care if you smash your face all over the pavement?

No, because if you do, you won't be using stored energy any more. All seat belt laws are for is to force you into more control by means other than self and to extract more of your hard earned dollars from your pocket for no apparent reason.

They don't want you to use any kind of electric but solar. The reason is that solar power doesn't create enough stored energy to be useful, unless you can build a field of collectors the size of Rhode Island. I'm sure that'll be in danger as soon as it's chic to start worshiping the sun again.

Kalifornia just successfully requisitioned the EPA to increase fuel efficiency requirements of vehicles, and if I read the article right, if paves the way for that rule to be applied to all 50 states. What exactly does that mean to you and I that doesn't live in the Politburo of Kalifornia?

It means you will no longer be able to choose a car or truck that meets YOUR needs, only what meets what the govt THINKS you need. Fuel efficient? Yep. Power? Nope. You'll be lucky to find something that will haul 4 bales of hay down a steep hill after this is fully implemented. Tykes on trikes will go faster down the sidewalk that you will be able with these new cars.

Better be finding a good pair of shoes (if there even are any left) and start working on those leg muscles....