Friday, February 27, 2009

This Doesn't Bode Well

California Unemployment Rate Reaches 10.1%

Get Some

H.R. 45
Attorney General Holder's remarks.

Party Like it's 1773

From The American Spectator.

Call it what it is

Of course the main stream media isn't labeling what the Obama administration is doing correctly. No surprise there.

The GOP and all their radio shills are calling it socialism. That's close, but it's still not what it is.

I still haven't caught any libertarians calling it what it is.

It's national socialism, plain and clear.

From Wikipedia:
The term "National Socialism" derives from this citizen-nation relationship, whereby the term socialism is invoked and is meant to be realized through the common duty of the individuals to the German people; all actions are to be in service of the Reich. The Nazis stated that their goal was to bring forth a nation-state as the locus and embodiment of the people’s collective will, bound by the Volksgemeinschaft, as both an ideal and an operating instrument. In comparison, traditional socialist ideologies oppose the idea of nations.
Doesn't this sound like Obama's whole "national service" platform?

Also, under Nazism the State controls the capital. Under Hitler, the State owned some companies and industries (Volkswagen, for example) but simply directed others. The State is taking control (or at least controlling shares) of several banks and directing other companies (GM, Chrysler and Ford) with the whole carrot and stick scheme of bailout money attached to strings.

If you haven't already watched "Overview of America" by the John Birch Society, it's embedded below. There's a very good description of various forms of government.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chicago Tea Party

I never thought I'd say this about anyone on any NBC affiliate, but this is fucking beautiful...

California's Budget

So the republicans in the state senate caved and voted for the tax hikes. Another reason I'm not sad to have left the party last year. At least it wasn't my senator that cast the final "aye."

$12 billion dollars in tax increases from a 1% increase in state sales tax (going to be 8.25% for me, now), increase in vehicle registration fees and a surcharge on state income tax. How the fuck can the state impose a surcharge on income tax?

To top it all off, I still haven't received my state tax refund or my I.O.U. I did get my federal refund, though. A chunk of that is going for a Mossberg 500/590 to supplement the old 28" Savage Shotgun and/or a Glock 30 SF. The immediacy of the Glock 30 purchase depends on whether or not the state is going to resume sending welfare checks.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Bullshit in America


A big storm (or series thereof) has been lingering since Friday. Power was knocked out intermittently all weekend. It's much worse today. I had a little bout with hydroplaning on my way to work. I'm going to try to leave early and get home before the country roads get totally impassable. I could always take the freeway since traffic is holiday light today.

If the power goes out during bad weather, I'm pretty much fucked when it comes to cooking. We have an electric stove. It's on the list of things to take care of. It should be easy enough to run a gas line into the kitchen since the gas water heater is directly on the other side of the wall from the stove.

I have do have two grills, one propane and one charcoal. I really don't feel like hunkering over either of them trying too cook in high winds and rain, though.

Power outages also suck because they cause our gates lock open for safety purposes. That tends to make for a restless night.

Friday, February 13, 2009


I've decided to start a new, "anonymous" blog to keep some stuff separate from my personal site and blog.

Also, it's nice to have an account not linked to all my private crap so I can actually leave (good) comments (no trolling for me) on other sites I frequent without having a direct link back to stuff that I may not want hateful people to easily find.