Saturday, January 31, 2009

Freedom Bridge

The young republicans have struck again! We joined the regulars for some flag waving at Ft. Lewis.

Facebook ad

This is an actual ad that was off to the side of my facebook page. What a disgrace! When I decided to investigate what the site said, to my absolute horror, the first line said, "Get the money the Government owes you." Oh dear, this is not good. We are not entitled.

And for the ad...

Government Money For You

Click here to learn about the BILLIONS Obama has set aside to re-energize the American Public!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Tens of thousands more layoffs are announced

It's been a great life for a while now so I guess our time for a slump is due. The free market is cyclical, often climbing up and falling down naturally. In my humble opinion, the free market and stock markets wouldn't have gone from slump to dead if McCain were president. Listening to talk radio, one show had a caller who said (several months ago) that in her private business, they were looking to hire more people and expand their business that would provide jobs for 22 more people. But she said they were going to hold off on doing that to see if Obama won the presidency because she knew she wouldn't be able to hire people under Obama's tax plan-- the plan to tax people right out of business.

Obama said we need to stimulate the economy from the bottom-up, not a trickle-down like McCain's plan. It's a nice idea in theory but realistically killing jobs at the top to make room for jobs at the bottom in actuality kills jobs for those in the middle-- like me. The layoffs at Microsoft and Boeing are going to put me out of a job because those "evil rich people" provide me with a job as a nanny. I can't make a living by working for someone who makes minimum wage.

Apparently Obama's success is our failure.

Seattle Times

It's already been a lousy year for workers less than a month into 2009 and there's no relief in sight. Tens of thousands of fresh layoffs were announced Monday and more companies are expected to cut payrolls in the months ahead.

The recession, which started in December 2007, and is expected to stretch into this year, has been a job killer. The economy lost 2.6 million jobs last year, the most since 1945. The unemployment rate jumped to 7.2 percent in December, the highest in 16 years, and is expected to keep climbing.

Stop working-- Contraception will help the economy!

Is there anything Nancy Pelosi can't do? The woman is amazing in the way her mind spews out one brilliant idea after another. Several months ago the libs were complaining about how people are having fewer children these days and that our debt, which is to be paid by our grandchildren, may not be able to be covered. So the plan a few months ago was to have more children that can stimulate the economy by working, buying cars and goods, and pay for our current budget deficit. Obama's one-trillion dollar stimulus package is dependent on the future generation. However, as is the way with liberals, she has changed her course. check it out.

Children, aka future working adults, will stimulate hurt the economy according to the great and powerful Pelosi. I would safely guess that majority of the one-million aborted children each year were future democrats. Why would a democrat want to kill votes for their own party?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pain in the arsenal

Found this story on about a man who is charged for having an arsenal of weapons. There is something strange about this story and I want to find a way to follow it.

A man jailed after police found a weapons arsenal in his storage locker, will stay that way until his trial at least.

A judge determined the 65-year-old from Spokane was a flight risk and a danger to the community and ordered him detained pending trial on gun and explosive charges.

The man stored 37 machine guns, two grenade launchers, 54 grenades and C-4 plastic explosives in a Bellevue storage locker.

After he failed to pay his storage fees, someone else brought the contents of the locker at an auction, and alerted federal agents.

He was arrested January 7th.

Prosecutors say the arsenal was stored "very" unsafely and a fire could have been disastrous.

The locker also contained some anti-government materials, but authorities said it appears none advocated actual violence against any government.

The man's defense lawyer, Jay Stansell, says his client has no criminal history, and has kept the vietnam-era weapons for decades, never intending to hurt anyone.
Stansell admitted while his client's arsenal is a "concern," but said, "you can't shoot 43 machine guns at the same time."

Stansell also said, "there's no evidence that (his client) is anything more than a loner-type person with some unusual political ideas."

The Spokane man is next due in court February 3rd. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison for each firearm and explosive illegally possessed.

Hmm, there is something fishy here that I can't quite put my finger on. Key things are that the man says they are simply Vietnam-era weapons and that the anti-government materials don't advocate actual violence. But what worries me most is that they say, "there's no evidence that (his client) is anything more than a loner-type person with some unusual political ideas."

So... if you collect or stock up on weapons, don't like what the government says and does, and if you have "unusual political ideas" you can get arrested. I don't like the sound of this at all.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

An oath is void when you don't mean it

America was born July 4, 1776 and died November 4, 2008-- death by homicide. There were a lot of people near the scene of the crime so it could take years so find and prosecute the killer or killers. Her burial was January 20, 2009.

Hearing that bumbling idiot claim to help us through our grieving process made my blood boil. His oath was phony and he is overall undeserving of his current position and our support. He is unwilling to reveal his true self, cloaking his image with the great points of Lincoln and FDR in hopes to get us distracted by a shiny light so we can't see the smoldering evil emanating from his very being.

Our country has died and all he wants to do is rub salt in our wounds.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Leavenworth trip

What a euphoric weekend! The King County Young Republican group participated in the Ice Fest games taking home some blue and red ribbons in Tug of War, Smooshing and ice sculptures. I rode with two gals in the way up where I had a bit of car sickness-- weird because I never get it. We met up with the group and poked around in the shops then got lunch. About 2pm we started the events, kicked some butt then went out to celebrate. After some beer, a few of us went tubing then returned for more beer. The beer plus my cough and 3 hours of sleep, I was a mess the next morning. I felt bad because all I wanted to do is lay while the gals I was with were euphoric on this wonderful weekend away with sane people. But it was still a great day. The memory, along with something else good that happened, carried over my happiness to today as well.

What a wonderful weekend.

Aren't we cute? Other groups must be jealous :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Israel has my support

Via, this story has a tiny glimmer of the reason why Israel attacked the Palestinians in Gaza. Seattle people idiots have been protesting this "evil war" but don't seem to understand that this war did not just fall out of Israel's ass one day as if they were bored and wanted to pick on somebody; Hamas' people have been firing rockets in southern Israel for years, often without injuring or killing people, but enough is enough. Not only that, Hamas along with other Arab and Muslim nations (Lebanon and Iran) hate Jewish people and have often said they ought to be wiped off the face of the earth. Muslim protesters in America have been telling the Jewish protesters that they need to "go back to the oven." Oh what civilized people they are, how progressive and tolerant, just the kind of people the libtards of Seattle support-- and what kind they are.

I digress.

This story gave tiny insight with small quotes such as:

Israeli troops now have the coastal city of 400,000 virtually surrounded as part of an offensive launched Dec. 27 to end years of Palestinian rocket attacks on its southern towns... Palestinian rocket fire has dropped significantly since the offensive was launched. Some 15 rockets and mortar shells were fired toward Israel Tuesday, causing no injuries, the army said.

Of course, no msnbc news story would be complete without the liberal slant:

Palestinian hospital officials say more than 940 Palestinians, half of them civilians, have been killed in the fighting. A total of 13 Israelis, 10 of them soldiers, have died.

Oh, the poor babies. The media often points out that a lot of Palestinian civilians were killed but after hearing that civilian (and I use the term loosely) woman shout out anti-semitic remarks, I wouldn't care if those civilians got killed-- chances are they were firing at the Israeli Army from rooftops.

Anyway, I too wish that people would stop the war and fighting but sometimes war IS that answer. Do you let a bully pummel you day after day until eventually you die? Would a liberal really turn the other cheek 100% of the time? I'm sorry, but I have no sympathy for Palestine.

Israel, you have my support.

Sometimes I just need to complain (about things other than Obama and Seattle)

I know life isn't fair but sometimes it bugs me. I know someone who made some poor life decisions yet rather than have serious repercussions (any for that matter), they have a great life complete with spouse, kid, good career and happiness. I am happy for them but come on! I've lived the straight and narrow life doing "the right thing" and this is what I get?? Like I said I am happy for them but every so often I get a mean little gremlin on my shoulder that shakes things up.

Ok, I'm done now.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Winchester 94

I just took out my Winchester Model 94 to the range and what a gun! A gift from my grandmother at Christmas, I wasn't sure what to expect and have never shot a lever-action rifle before. It's a 44 magnum and the gun itself is fairly light so my shoulder took a beating from the kick. It shot a little to the left but otherwise it was great-- I'll figure out how to adjust the sights later. Also, my AK came back from the manufacture and shoots great! A little to the right but that can easily be fixed. I love my guns!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

WA floods made headlines

It's flooding here like never before. We had some severe flooding at the end of 2007 but apparently not this bad.

Northwest floods close roads, stall commerce

CENTRALIA, Wash. - Floods, mudslides and avalanches in the Pacific Northwest kept tens of thousands of people from their homes Thursday, brought freight trains to a standstill and stranded hundreds of trucks along interstates 5 and 90, which link Seattle's busy ports with markets around the country.

The flooding — some of the worst on record in Washington state — was touched off by a combination of heavy rain of 6 inches or more and a warm spell in the 50s that rapidly melted the snow in the Cascade Mountains.

A 20-mile stretch of Interstate 5, the state's major north-south freeway, was shut down between Olympia and the Oregon line, with one section area under 3 feet of water.

"You can't go north, you can't go east, you can't go south. What are my options?" said Jon Amerman, a trucker from White Hall, Mont., who had planned to head east to Yakima to pick up apples after delivering a load of goods to Seattle. Instead, he pulled over to the side, and figured his company was losing more than $1,000 a day every day that he was idle.

Because of the closed highways, a truck traveling north from Portland, Ore., to Seattle — normally a journey of about 175 miles — would need to take a 440-mile detour. Ten thousand trucks travel I-5 each day, and an additional 7,000 move freight across the Cascades.

Pretty severe storm. I almost couldn't get out of Renton today because both ways through Issaquah were a mess-- one was clogged with traffic and the other way was closed off but we went through it anyway. Talk about gushing water! I'll have to try to take pictures of Issaquah-Hobart Road. Crazy.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Have I mentioned this before?

I don't think I've said this before so just in case-- I hate Seattle!

I hate working in a city where everyone thinks their opinion is the only opinion, or the only opinion that should be acknowledged. I hate working in a city where people protest or hold signs about everything. I hate that someone hates the fact that a child was named Warfield (an apparent family name) because "there's too many wars going on right now..."

Yesterday, someone was holding a huge sign by U-Village saying "Save Gaza" and before that there was the protest downtown.

Excuse me while I vomit at their ignorance.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rest in Peace

Vance Fletcher Babcock
Feb. 2, 1922- Jan. 4, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Seattle says, "just take it up the rear, Israel"

I don't understand why people are so mad about Israel bombing the Palestinians-- the Palestinians have been sending rockets their way for quite some time complete with threats of "wiping them off the face of the earth." Why are Seattle libtards so mad? Do they want these horrible people to "cleanse" the earth in the only way they know how? I hate Seattle.

On the same day Israel began a ground assault in Gaza, a couple of hundred people gathered in downtown Seattle to protest the violence.

The pro-Palestinian rally at Westlake Park called for an end to Israeli air strikes and other military action in the Gaza Strip. Participants rallied and march through downtown Seattle -- demanding a halt to the violence and a resumption of peace negotiaions.

Despite its pro-Palestinian theme, the rally was sponsored by several groups, including one called American Jews for a Just Peace.

Today's rally took place just hours after Israeli tanks and infantry began a ground assault in Gaza, a week after the start of Israel's air offensive. Military officials say the goal is to take control of Hamas rocket launch sites.

Israel's defense minister says the campaign against Hamas militants "will not be short" -- or easy.

Too much inspiration

Expecting a long delay of my flight from Seattle to Newark on my trip to the Bahamas, I headed to an airport bar to have a beer and watch the Bears game. It was crowded so I settled down by some guys and we all chatted and shared an appetizer. One of the guys said something that stuck out in my mind. He was clearly a liberal, all small and fruity but he was still interesting to talk to. He is a teacher who lives in west Seattle. I asked him how he likes living there and he said he loves it, he was meant to live there, he'd never move. Meant to live there. That's what stuck out in my mind.

Before that I had a conversation with an old friend of mine. He grew up in Miami, lives in Seattle but regularly goes back to Miami for a visit once or twice a year. I asked him why he doesn't move back there and he said it's because there's not enough inspiration there. He's an artist and of course Seattle mainly caters to the artsy-fartsy, emo types.

Put these two together and this is what I've been analyzing for the past few days. When I got back from the Bahamas I was of course happy to be home. But the next morning when I went to work I was so unhappy. Not unhappy with my job but with my surroundings, the general atmosphere of Seattle libtards. I hated seeing the self-righteous bumper stickers of Obama-loving and vegan-endorsing people-- vegan snob is more like it. I just hate it. Sure there are beautiful things about Seattle but the people just driving me crazy. Too much "inspiration" for the likes of me. I don't feel like I'm "meant to" live here if I want to get all "Seattle-ite" on you.

Of course I don't have all the answers-- just too many questions. I have some more thinking to do.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Eating Conch

Things have been kind of hectic since I got back but I wanted to write a quick blurb about my last day in the Bahamas. All 8 of us went to Fort Charlotte where Ian and Otto loved climbing on everything. After getting back the kids went swimming with the grandparents while Arley and I went to the little mini straw markets down the street. Afterwards, that is when we went to each conch. We went to a Bahamian restaurant and ordered the conch fritters and the peas n' rice, traditional Bahamian food. Good food!