Saturday, July 28, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Craigslist Ad

For Sale:

Fifty-year old manure spreader. Not sure of brand. 
Said to have been produced in Kenya. 
Used for a few years in Indonesia before being smuggled 
into the US via Hawaii. Of questionable pedigree. 
Does not appear to have ever been worked hard. 
Apparently it was pampered by various owners over the years.

It doesn't work very often, but when it does it can really 
sling the shit for amazing distances. I am hoping to retire
the manure spreader in November. I really don't want it 
hanging around getting in the way. I would prefer a foreign
buyer to relocate the manure spreader out of the country. 
I would be willing to trade it for a nicely framed copy of
the United States Constitution.

Location: Currently being stored in a 
big white house in Washington , D.C

Thanks Dan !

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Another Obama Success Story

Obama did after all, have a penchant for the sixties...

The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net.
Census figures for 2011 will be released this fall in the critical weeks ahead of the November elections.
The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, both nonpartisan and those with known liberal or conservative leanings, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent. Several predicted a more modest gain, but even a 0.1 percentage point increase would put poverty at the highest since 1965.
Don't be too hard on Barry, he has had a lot on his plate lately.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Forgive and fugeddaboutit..

Nancy Reagan recently made the news regarding the possibility of John Hinckley's being paroled from custody -- there is speculation Hinckley may soon be released as having been rehabilitated. (You might recall that John Hinckley was a seriously deranged young man who shot President Reagan in the early 1980's. Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster, and, in his twisted mind, loved Jodie to the point that to make himself well known to her, he attempted to assassinate President Reagan.)

Mrs Reagan's outreach to Mr Hinckley is a lesson we all should learn in forgiveness;  she remains the epitome of elegance and grace. You will appreciate the following letter she wrote to him:

To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery. In our country's spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting Ronnie.

We are fully aware that mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We're confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive man.

Best wishes,

Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. - While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Government Overpays Unemployment Benefits

To the tune of $14 billion.
The kicker? Joltin Joe is in charge of cutting over payments at Federal agencies!

Vice President Joe Biden is charged with leading the Campaign to Cut Waste, an initiative started last year that aims to cut overpayments at federal agencies.
Unemployment insurance boasts the second highest rate for "improper payments" of any federal program, behind the National School Lunch Program.
"Unemployment checks are going to people in prison. Unemployment checks are going to graveyards," Biden said in September.
We are way past the point of laughing at these idiots.

Here's One Back At Ya . . .

Stolen from Reaganite Republican (LINK)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Welcome to Ohio.. go home!

The Pantload's bus rolls into the Buckeye state to an adoring throng!

Courtesy of Lucianne dot com and a hearty thanks to my brother-in-arms: schadenfreude of Hot Gas!

Need your help out here in Lotus Land..

We gun owners here in California here are under yet another assault (if you will excuse the expression) on our right to bear arms. Many years ago in a liberal galaxy far, far away, the unelightened Feds sought to outlaw what they called Assault Rifles. These were defined, for the purposes of this law as:
Semi-automatic rifles able to accept detachable magazines and two or more of the following:

  • Folding or telescoping stock
  • Pistol grip
  • Bayonet mount
  • Flash suppressor, or threaded barrel designed to accommodate one
  • Grenade launcher (more precisely, a muzzle device which enables the launching or firing of rifle grenades, though strangely, this applies only to muzzle mounted grenade launchers and not those which are mounted externally)
(A note to concerned readers: I have not used my grenade launcher in years!)

The law only outlawed weapons manufactured in the future; it grandfathered in weapons already legally owned and registered. It was passed and signed immediately into law by President Cohibatator ~~ presumably between diddling interns with huge Havanas. It was also a 10-year law that expired..

..except out here in the People's Republic of Kalifornia. As you may expect, the laws here are draconian ("..are some of the strictest in the United States") and the law forbidding assault weapon ownership predates the federal ban by five years. They are still in force. By the way, it should be noted that several times attempts to re-institute the Federal AWB have failed to make it into law, notably a humiliating 9-89 vote defeat by our beloved menopausal-grandmother-and-only-slightly-smarter-than-Barbara-Boxer Senator Diane Feinstein.

But I ramble.

One of the definitions and disqualifiers of so-called assault weapons out here is the so-called detachable magazine. This point was circumnavigated by the so-called bullet button:
Bullet Button
The California assault weapon ban has been largely circumvented by minor design changes by gun manufacturers. One of the most common modifications is a "bullet button", which modifies a rifle so that the magazine is not removable without the use of a tool - in this case, the tool being a bullet, or other tool, which presses a button (The button is designed so that a finger alone cannot press it ). Weapons with this feature no longer have a "detachable magazine" within the assault weapons definition, and therefore may be exempt depending on the other requirements.

The recent court case Haynie v Pleasanton validated that a Bullet Button is legal and guns that have one installed do not qualify as assault weapons.[31]

The term "bullet button" was coined due to the need to use the tip of a bullet to release the magazine from the gun. many tools have been devised to make it easier and faster to drop the clip from the gun. Because the California law states that you must use an external tool not attached to the gun, the most popular tool, the "magnet button" that sticks on the bullet button is illegal. Of the available tools that are external to the gun the "ThumBee", an elastic band with a "stinger" that slides over the thumb appears to be the fastest and cheapest legal solution. Whatever tool you choose, be sure it is legal because if your gun is determined to be an assault weapon it is a felony and could result in jail time and/or confiscation of your entire gun collection.
Well, as the result of a typically breathless editorial piece by the CBS affiliate that has motivated California State Senator Leland Yee  (D-San Francisco, of course) to gut an existing agricultural bill, SB 249, and use it as a vehicle for banning the bullet button. Without wandering into he weeds, a follow-up of the CBS article can be found here and below is a is a video that responds to the controversy from the gun owner's perspective.

Interestingly, there is a feeling abroad in the land in the wake of the recent DC handgun ban SCOTUS rulings, that tinkering around the edges of the 2nd Amendment will cause the efforts of gun control proponents to blow up in their faces. In the interest of brevity, here is one person's opinion:
Vince Warde · Top Commenter
Sen. Yee should think carefully before pushing this bill. It is going to be a very hard bill to write narrowly so that it only affects the "magnetic mag release". There is no doubt that placing this device on a Bullet Button equipped rifle (with prohibited features) is already a felony. Is it really necessary to ban the button?

I think Sen. Yee's real target is the Bullet Button itself. This is just stupid. These guns are already crippled. They can only use ten round mags and are slow to reload. Merely inserting a hi-capacity magazine, even a legally owned one, is a felony.

Furthermore, if the Bullet Button is banned, it will almost certainly lead to the loss of the entire assault weapons law. Here's how:

1) Most of the weapons generically banned by feature are - according to the Heller/McDonald SCOTUS decisions - protected by the 2nd amendment because they are in "common use" by citizens.

2) The best - and really the only - defense the state of CA can make is that these guns (such as the AK47 and AR15) are not banned at all. They are merely limited in the interest of public safety.

3) Therefore the Bullet Button, ironically is the salvation of the assault weapons ban. Take the bullet button option away and getting the federal courts to strike down the ban is just a matter of time.

Before blowing this off, gun control advocates should remember that you all thought the DC handgun ban would be upheld. You lost. DC has continued to loose - including a loss at the DC Court of Appeals, which struck down long gun registration - let alone a ban.

Therefore gun control advocates would be wise to oppose this bill.
It would be nice of you all out there would send Senator Yee an e-mail voicing your opposition to what he is attempting to do. However, do not expect a receptive audience. Nonetheless, here is his e-mail address:

Please be polite and respectful when you make your points. He won;t be listening, but no sense giving him any -- er -- ammunition.

There is a petition to stop this and I ask that you at least sign it and you are encouraged to visit the Gun Owners of California web site for more news and for ways you can help.

We out here on the frontier appreciate your helping us hold onto our firearms.

UPDATE: Here is a rather interesting analysis of this bill done by the law offices of Jason Davis of the law firm Davis and Associates at the behest of the CalGuns fFoundation. Mr Davis concludes rather ominously:

Again, anything you can do to help us. Remember, if they are successful here, then they will eventually be successful in your state.


Friday, July 6, 2012

June jobs report blows chunks..

Play time in the vomitorium. Today's BLS jobs numbers came in like the previous two this quarter: a huge sack of crap-doodle. The three-month average of added jobs was 75,000 making it the worst hiring quarter in two years and, put together, less than the 243,000 created in January. Also, there were some warts among the patches of acne as well (below courtesy of Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air and other sources):
  • One-third of the hiring came as a result of temporary jobs
  • More people went on government disability than were given a job (85,000 v. 80,000)
  • The unemployment rate remained at 8.2%
  • The unemployment and underemployment rate surged to 14.9%
  • Unemployment among blacks rose to 14.4%
  • Unemployment among Hispanics at 11%
  • Civilian labor force participation rate remains low at 63.8%
And our Beloved Leader is roaring around the country in his Canadian-made buses, Betting on America (yet another slogan) and campaigning on these numbers, characterizing them as a "step in the right direction". Here is this fool's actual statement on this subject -- sans even the remotest acknowledgement that the job market's tanked since January:

Can anyone -- not on life-support in an ICU -- be any more clueless than this clown and the 350 mirror-fogging mouth-breathers that slurp up such brazenly huckstered snake-oil applause lines like his?

Romney sums up the problem nicely in a quasi-debate response:, while you contemplate all of this, go back and reconsider that little morsel offered up above.
More workers joined the federal government’s disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation’s jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.

The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

As Investors Business Daily further notes, that isn’t the exception in the Obama recovery, but the rule:

The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama’s economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.

..all in all, no bread and a huge bite of Obama's latest served up crap-sandwich.


I've Been Working On This . . .

What do you think?
Theft is the greatest form of flattery
here at Woodsterman.
The Quote is from the Battle of the Bulge,
Stolen from the War Planner (LINK),
after he posted a Bill Whittle
video using it.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Life Site News: Obama Admin Sends $395K to Tennessee Planned Parenthood...

your tax dollars hard at work!
The Obama administration has sent a family planning grant of $395,000 to a Planned Parenthood abortion business in Memphis, Tennessee.
Congressman Steve Cohen (D 9th District TN) said: 

[...]“Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region has been helping Memphis and Shelby County residents get the health care they need to lead happier, healthier lives for years,” said Congressman Cohen.  “These new federal funds will help ensure the Title X Family Planning Program reaches those who need help the most in underserved communities.” 
Allow me translate this for you.  "Happier" means killing your baby and "underserved communities" means black people.  And they call us racist???

And what business does the federal government have handing out our money in any old way it deems necessary?  This is no more than redistribution of wealth and Marxist cronyism and clearly outside the bounds of the constitution.  What in hell is wrong with the people of this country that they continue to allow this crap to go on? 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

"The poor bastards.."

Some words to remember from Bill Whittle on this Fourth of July:

..his last words was a quote lifted from a medic in Bastogne durign the Battle of the Bulge:
At the hospital set up in the town, "I looked around and never saw so many wounded men. I called a medic over and said, 'Hey, how come you got so many wounded people around here? Aren't we evacuating anybody?' "

"Haven't you heard?" the medic replied. "I haven't heard a damn thing." "They've got us surrounded—the poor bastards."