Monday, August 30, 2010

Venezuela: Worker's Paradise


"In Iraq, a country with about the same population as Venezuela, there were 4,644 civilian deaths from violence in 2009, according to Iraq Body Count; in Venezuela that year, the number of murders climbed above 16,000. Even Mexico’s infamous drug war has claimed fewer lives." (LINK)

Venezuela...Another one of those brillian Communist "Paradises". But, have no fear! The great, compassionate leader Hugo Chavez (above), adoringly touted by all those forward-thinking progressives and the left's deep-thinking celebrity entourage, has the perfect solution: the government has ordered the newspapers not to report any more killings!

The intellectual, philosophical and moral pygmys giants of that side of the political spectrum are all in agreement--from Venezuela to Cuba to North Korea to the US-- that the most important thing to do when you haven't a clue what to do, is simply to control reality by controlling the narrative! In fact, for them the reality IS the narrative and nothing more.

Hugo Chavez, a mass murder to his own people, champion to the obama administration, and hero to those petty potentates worldwide who look to his success story to empower their own "progressive" movements.

It's just too too bad that all those people have to continue to be murdered. But in the great scheme of things, the only thing that's real to the American Left is holding onto their own power and their illusions of superiority. Thus, when confronted with a problem in the real world they can't even begin to deal with; or, which threatens their own perception of themselves or their policies, they have to focus on altering and distorting the perception of reality!



With a mainstream media in your pocket, you can simply stop reporting mass murder -- and there is no more mass murder...right?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Other Worlds

Kepler Explores the Solar System -- not ours.


I'm a science nerd - a space information junkie - one of those people who genuinely delights in these sorts of discoveries (link above).

And a bit closer to home:

Jupiter lost a stripe in its atmosphere.

I'm not sure why it happened and I don't think scientists know either.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

City by the Bay

I spent a couple of days at San Francisco and even though I expected the temperatures to be brisk, 100 F is not "brisk".

The City is always interesting.

A lot of evil queens lurk in SF.

So security is something I take seriously there.

And I'm home now.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Police Work

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There's nothing easy about police work. Sometimes things seem routine. Sometimes the routine is boring. Sometimes not.

Navy Comparison

Take a look at this comparison between the Japanese Self Defense Force Navy ads and ads for the US Navy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Great Day!


Aug. 19 marks this year's "Cost of Government Day." The date, calculated by the Americans for Tax Reform, signals when the average American finishes paying off his or her respective share of federal, state and local taxes, and the cost of implementing government regulations. This year, that means a whopping 231 days -- or almost 2/3 of the year -- are spent paying to keep the country going.

So if you are an official US taxpayer - consider what you've earned so far this year money spent -- however they're spending it. And realize that what you earn from now on is "nearly" yours to keep. I say nearly because it doesn't cover sales tax, property tax, excise taxes (such as taxes on gasoline, etc.).

You're going to have to work a couple more months to pay all that off.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Not far from the mark

video

(h/t WoFat)

WoFat saw the video, considered that it might be an ode to my existence. However he missed the boat a little because as a grandpa, the principle offspring have moved on... That being said, he's not far from the mark.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Beep - Beep!!!

video

Unintended Consequences...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Introspection


Some of you have been asking me to post a bio of myself. I simply cut and pasted from my facebook page. I think I covered all of the salient facts.



My lovemaking is detected with a seismograph; black cats fear to cross my path; any beach I am on instantly becomes clothing-optional; I can cook a ten minute egg in five minutes; sharks have a week dedicated to me; my blood smells like expensive cologne; Hugh Hefner asks for my cast-offs; when I look into the mirror, my reflection gives me a thumbs-up; whenever I go swimming, dolphins appear and swim with me; at museums, the curators invite me to touch the art; I wouldn't be afraid to show my feminine side--if I had one; I can speak German...in Spanish; I explored the Virgin Islands and when I left, they were just-the islands; I can order breakfast at any time of the day at McDonalds; on Halloween, the neighborhood kids bring me candy; I won the Tour de France but was disqualified for riding a unicycle; when I go to restaurants, the waiters tip me; my legend precedes me the way lighting precedes thunder.

My ego is only exceeded by my abject humility. In fact, my humility is humbling to most people.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

One of the things I'm up to...

Yes, it's merely one of a few of my long list of ongoing projects, however it's dear to my heart. I tend to have lots of interests and in the case of Ashima Arts, I came to this (in the family of Ashima companies) later in its history, having been on the ground floor as one of the three founding members of Ashima Devices.

As the principal designer of the Crime Game and the Cyborg Game, I'm very excited at the direction the company is taking. Take a moment and stroll around the website (link above) and look at what's cracking at Ashima Arts.
 
And stay tuned for my next novel THE BLACK SCORPIONS: A Novel of Outsourced Wars - due out later this year!!

Daughter and Grandson


Amanda, Griffin and Griffin's giraffe. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

...have me some fun tonight!

Little Richard's rendition of "Long Tall Sally" has always been a great song - but it was made famous to a completely different group of people as part of the sound track to the movie, "PREDATOR" - and as the closing song to "PREDATORS".







Who can forget Jessie Ventura's most famous line as he stuck a wad of Red Man between his cheek and teeth, "Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here. This stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me."

Mendacity

YOU WERE HERE TO SEE IT!

This month (August 2010), there are five Sundays, five Mondays, and five Tuesdays. It happens only once every 823 years. I read this on the Internet, so it must be true.

I hope everyone who reads this 
will live to see it roll around 
again.
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