Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
The Thought For Today
In the battle of the Wilderness during the Civil War, General John Sedgwick led Union troops against Confederate lines at the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in Virginia. As the Union line began to waver under rebel fire, Sedgwick rode out in front to rally his men: "Come on, men!" he called out. "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-" (These words proved to be his last.)
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Shooting The Bull
Also from this author, "Gun Facts".
Also from this author, "Gun Facts".
Friday, May 25, 2012
The Thought For Today
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” - Mohandas Gandhi
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Hard Truth From Orlando
FOR WHITES ONLY!
Oh, no! People of color can't be racist! That's just a white person's problem!
Apparently, that's the indoctrination that the politically correct camp has drilled into everyone's head for so long that even when the obvious is kicking you in the face, you can't admit what you're looking at. Hitler said it, repeat a lie often enough and it will become the truth.
We have two blatant cases of white victims being victimized because they're white in the news just this week: the two Virginia Beach white reporters being beaten by a mob of black teenagers which the victims' own public service employer (and the police) failed to identify as a racist attack and the equally disturbing sex trafficking and abuse of young white girls by a group of Pakistani men in England, where the local police chief vehemently denies race was a factor -- despite the open acknowledgement in the Pakistani community that race was precisely why the girls were targeted for abuse.
To quote from the BBC report:
Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, accused Pakistani community elders of "burying their heads in the sand" on the issue of on-street grooming. There is a significant problem for the British Pakistani community," he said.
"There should be no silence in addressing the issue of race as this is central to the actions of these criminals. They think that white teenage girls are worthless and can be abused without a second thought; it is this sort of behavior that is bringing shame on our community."
The asininely oblivious Assistant Chief Constable Steve Heywood of the Greater Manchester Police denies that ethnicity or race is a factor in the case. He says it's not a racial issue, it's just about adults preying on at-risk children. They just happened to be Asian men and the victims were all white non-Asian girls.
Duh. What turnip truck did he fall from and how hard did he hit when he landed?
Only in the industrialized predominantly white nations have women achieved any kind of foothold for equality. Only in industrialized predominantly white nations have women achieved near-equality under the law. In the Asian world these perps came from, white girls not restricted by insane religious edicts of every aspect of their lives ARE trash. Their white parents will not avenge their daughters with blood. Their white communities will not retaliate by burning their abusers' houses or crops or mutilating the men or raping their wives and daughters in the never-ending get-even tribal warfare that is the norm of their Asian culture. So these men felt they could do what they wanted -- and they did it for so long and to so many because the white community won't acknowledge it's about race or ethnicity when the perps select their victims.
Sure. Under the British law, you can't count on convicting these arrogant freaks of hate crimes against the girls. After all, even under the America judicial code, rape is not a violation of your civil rights. You can't charge someone with a hate crime for demonstrating his inherent bias by raping, beating or killing only female victims.
And just because a mob of black teenagers decides to target a pair of white reporters because they're white and they're at hand, you can't really try them for a hate crime -- even if they are claiming the attack is in retaliation for the alleged murder of a youth (who has nothing to do with their community at all except for his skin color) by a guy they claim is a white bigot but who denies this because he's Hispanic, not one of those bad racist white people.
Wow. Not a good time to be white, I guess, especially as the victim of a hate crime, because apparently EVERYONE knows that people of color can't be racist. That's just a white people phenomenon.
Won't it be nice when we really have equality and we can tell the unvarnished truth for a change? I hope I live to see the day. Meantime, I think I'll see if I can get a tan as dark as Leather Mom and pass myself as something else and shed that racist tag...
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
The Thought For Today
"We must not forget that when radium was discovered no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it. It must be done for itself, for the beauty of science, and then there is always the chance that a scientific discovery may become like the radium a benefit for humanity." - Marie Curie
Monday, May 07, 2012
The Hard Truth From Orlando
The end of an American icon: Outlawing the American Pit-bull
The American pit bull: loyal, tenacious, affectionate -- the RCA dog, the Little Rascals’ Petey (AKA General Grant/Jiggs buried in Maryland . How’s that for irony?), the first American War Dog -- is about to be eradicated. They aren't any where near the greatest number of dog-bite perpetrators, but the greatest number of dog attack-related fatalities involve the pit-bull or pit-mix. That's a fact.
So the reaction by the Maryland Court of Appeals is to do everything possible to end the ownership of pit bulls, and therefore prospectively end the breed, by increasing financial liability to the point that its in your best interest to take your pit or pit-mix pet straight to the shelters and have it put down and get yourself a goldfish or some other non-liability causing pet instead. So we can anticipate a glut of surrendered or abandoned pit bulls or supposed pit-mixes dumped at shelters to be euthanized in Maryland over the next few months. And when other locations enact similar rulings, thousands more pets will be abandoned or killed.
So what's the malfunction here? The malfunction is 30 years of idiot owners, pet over-population and little regulation or enforcement of owner responsibilities. The statistical dates of the dog bites and dog attack fatalities correlate directly to the rise of the American drug culture and rampant immigration. That's when we had a resurgence of breeding pit bulls for increased aggression, a resurgence of dog baiting and dog fighting, breeding attack dogs to protect drug dealers and their property. But a lot of aggressive dogs don't belong to criminals or immigrants from dog-fighting cultures. They belong to lazy, dysfunctional or just plain ignorant dog owners who consider pets an entitlement rather than a privilege.
Back in the 50's and 60's, everybody had German Shepherds -- popularized by Rin-Tin-Tin. And then we had a glut of dog attacks in the media by Shepherds until you don't see Shepherds as the family dog nearly as frequently as you used to. Shepherds went out of favor because of mishandling, misunderstanding and injuries. But we didn't eradicate the breed; we acknowledged they were working dogs and that's largely where you see them today.
I have a rescue mutt; optimistically labeled by my vet as a Lab-mix, though I think they fibbed because of the incredible number of abandoned and abused pit bulls and pit-mixes bred by our extraordinarily prolific immigrant and ethnic dog-fighting population here in Orlando . They save what they can with labels and services.
She's not my first dog. She's not my first big dog. But she's my first with some pit bull in the mix.
The fact is, I knew my puppy was going to be a big dog. I knew she would be able to do some harm if I didn't have some control. I had her neutered at four months of age. We went to a formal Obedience School at five. She's 2 1/2 years old now and weighs a whopping 77 pounds. She goes on a short leash with a pinch collar or Gentle Leader collar always. If I have her in a park around children, she is muzzled. She is allowed to play in a fenced yard with a play buddy (a neighborhood dog she adores) but under my direct supervision. She is never left alone in the yard unsupervised. She is not tied or chained. She is allowed the run of my small apartment and my gated porch. She goes with me in the car on routine errands. She's kennel-trained and well-behaved when left alone.
I do not allow roughhousing with her by family or by neighbors. Having had a couple of bad experiences with other people's unsupervised pets (probably the source of her dislike of other big dogs), I do not take her to dog parks. We work continually on basic behavior and training techniques on her five to six daily walks and when visiting friends and family.
It grieves me to see all these good, loving animals which are going to be put down because of this court's ruling. I think it's hideous the mistreatment to which we subject these and other animals -- and there's no real effort to stop it. And pit bull eradication won't stop dog bites or fatalities. We need corrective regulation across the board for pet ownership; mandatory micro-chip to establish ownership of all off-leash pets, mandatory spay or neuter of pets for non-breeders, limitations and regular compliance inspections for licensed breeders, dog handler training for children and adults with insurance incentives to encourage compliance. Dog fighting and dog-baiting should be prison-level or deportation offenses. Landlords should know what kinds of pets are appropriate for their property and lease to compliant tenants only.
But animal welfare has always taken a backseat to human entitlement. The dogs will be dumped, tortured and killed; the twit-heads who wouldn't do the minimum to keep their pets from harm or harming others will find something else to mistreat, misuse and neglect. Such is the nature of the human beast and it will not be legislated away.
Sunday, May 06, 2012
This site came up in an email conversation with Eric recently. A handy reference to have when some pantywaist is trying to convince you what a good idea it would be to have stormtroopers roll in and confiscate (or legislate away) perfectly good and useful firearms....