Sarah Palin will pry your Klondike bar from your cold dead fingers.

calendar   Wednesday - April 22, 2009

I was right of course

Ah, the sweet sweet taste of validation. I knew my brain wasn’t completely fried yet, but it’s nice to have some proof.

From: Drew Pearce
To: rules “at”
Date: 04/20/2009 03:25 PM
Subject: Rule 110c questions


Is it impossible for teams with vacancies to forfeit by not showing up?

Our league allows for forfeits. We use the Earn The Points method when a forfeit occurs. As league secretary, I consider a team to have forfeited when a) none of the people on that team show up to bowl and b) nobody on that team has prebowled for the night and c) nobody called either the alley or any of our officers to say they wouldn’t be coming in and asked for a postponement.

We are a struggling league, and I’m trying to be flexible: if even one person shows up or prebowls, that’s good enough for me for a starting lineup.

Our league allows teams to have vacancies. We have only one team with vacancies, but that team has two of them. Our bylaw for vacancies appears to consider them part of the team, at least for “legal lineup”: “A legal lineup shall consist of two regular bowlers. A vacancy is considered a regular bowler.” Since we actually have 4 members per team, I guess this bylaw is talking about a starting lineup? It seems a bit vague.

There is an opinion, held by our president and vice-president, that a team with one or more vacant members can never forfeit by absence, because the vacant “people” are “always there”. But if a team has a full roster of human members, they can forfeit by not showing up. This seems very wrong to me, because the rules are not equally applied.

I guess their reasoning is that with multiple vacancies, both are “regular bowlers” and thus this team never has a no-show, even when the human members are absent?

please help!

Andrew Pearce
Secretary, league #845145

This is in response to your e-mail.

According to USBC Rule 105, vacancy or absentee scores may only be used when a legal lineup is present.  A vacancy is not a bowler, cannot be counted toward the legal lineup. 

Legal lineup is based on the playing strength of the league, not the number of players on the roster (see USBC Rule 109a).  Rule 109a states the minimum legal lineup must be present before the completion of the first frame of any game of a series, unless the league rules adopt another frame. 

Rule 109a also allows the league to adopt a legal lineup to be one eligible player when the playing strength is four however the legal lineup rule must be consistent for all teams and is based on playing strength not the number of players on the roster.

Feel free to contact us should you have additional questions regarding this matter by replying to this e-mail.

Kathy Andersen
Senior Rules Counselor

I’ll try not to be petty and crow about this. IN YOUR FACE, RATBAG!! So I’ll just post this email for educational purposes. A vacancy is not a regular bowler and does NOT count towards the legal lineup. Which means that if your people don’t show up, you forfeit. And any bylaws written that say otherwise are invalid. Are we are clear on this now? Good. Thank you.

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OH THEY’LL LOVE HIM IN EUROPE.  Barack Obama: Bush officials could be prosecuted.

That’s the headline people.  But then I guess you already know.

Question ... if things work out here and we can sell this place in say a year.  Will I have a country to come home to?
Will I want to?

This is really getting scary and I don’t mind tellin’ ya I’m worried more now then I was after the election.  I knew things weren’t gonna go our way.
We all expected that.  But man oh man this is really the start of some very bad news.  Sure hope I have it bass ackwards and am shown to be wrong.
But how can I be unless that line about bowing to the left is wrong.  And come on, how many of us believe that the line is not correct?
Oh damn.  “bowing to the left.”

Enjoy the read.  Comrades.

Barack Obama: Bush officials could be prosecuted over ‘torture’ documents
US President Barack Obama has bowed to pressure from the Left by opening the door to Bush administration officials being prosecuted for approving alleged torture by CIA interrogators.

By Toby Harnden in Washington
Last Updated: 12:20PM BST 22 Apr 2009

IN A DRAMATIC SHIFT by a White House that on Monday had brushed aside questions about the issue by insisting the American president was “focused on looking forward”, Mr Obama indicated that officials could be called to account for the US losing its “moral bearings”.

Last week, Mr Obama made public four memos written by officials in President George W. Bush’s administration that contained explicit details of the CIA’s methods of extracting information from al-Qaeda suspects between 2002 and 2005.

On Sunday, Rahm Emanuel, Mr Obama’s chief of staff, told ABC News that “those who devised policy ... should not be prosecuted”.

But Mr Obama on Tuesday drew a sharp distinction between CIA interrogators who believed they were acting legally and the officials who had approved the advice.

“For those who carried out some of these operations within the four corners of legal opinions or guidance that had been provided from the White House, I do not think it’s appropriate for them to be prosecuted,” he said.

“With respect to those who formulated those legal decisions, I would say that that is going to be more of a decision for the Attorney General within the parameters of various laws, and I don’t want to prejudge that. I think that there are a host of very complicated issues involved there.”

Mr Obama’s dramatic u-turn raises the prospect of the three men who wrote the memos - Jay Bybee, a former assistant attorney general who is now a federal judge, and his deputies John Yoo and Steven Bradbury - and others facing congressional investigations and even criminal charges.

The president has faced an uproar from former CIA chiefs and deep concern from current operatives but also a fierce reaction from Left-wing groups and Democrats on Capitol Hill determined to pursue the authors of the memos and other senior Bush officials.

Mr Obama visited the CIA on Monday in an attempt to placate the agency. But there was no sign of the anger on the Left subsiding as as it emerged that the highly controversial technique of “water-boarding”, a type of simulated drowning, had been used 266 times on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah, two senior al-Qaeda prisoners.

Mr Obama’s abandonment of his previous position that the US should “move forward” and put the “dark and painful chapter in our history” behind it came after he was urged by Democrat senatorsSenator Dianne Feinstein of California, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, urged him not to rule out prosecutions.

On Monday night, Dick Cheney, the former vice-president, told Fox News it was “disturbing” that Mr Obama’s administration had released some documents “but they didn’t put out the memos that showed the success of the effort”.


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calendar   Tuesday - April 21, 2009

Son of Gun

Ordered it online from Oklahoma on Thursday, paid for it on Friday, picked it up in New Jersey on Tuesday. It’s a keeper.

Ruger SP101


This is a 5 shot stainless steel double action .357 Magnum revolver with fixed sights and a 3” barrel. At 27 ounces, it weighs about a third less than my big Ruger GP100, but you can tell both models have an awful lot in common. Same internals, same locking concept, same hammer. If not two peas in a pod, they’re at least as close as cousins. Or as I’m thinking of it, Gun, and Son of Gun.

It took me quite a while to make this simple post, because I never knew how hard it was to take good pictures of polished oiled stainless steel with a digital camera that wants to use the flash all the time. So these aren’t the best snapshots, sorry.

This is a great little pistol. Even with the “big” 3” barrel it fits right into a jeans pocket and doesn’t imprint ...


In NJ it is illegal to do this. And Drew needs to diet

It’s quite a bit smaller in the hand than the mid-sized frame GP100, but the SP101 is still big enough to get a good grip on. None of that extra finger off the end of the grip nonsense going on here.


You only get 5 shots, but that’s 5 shots of .357. Which is enough to utterly deafen an attacker, if nothing else. .357s are amazingly loud. Pull the trigger and the blast pushes the air right out of you lungs. Cool, auto-exhale!


It’s very easy to see just how similar the SP101 and the GP100 are. Ruger came up with a good idea, and they’re sticking to it.

For people with smaller hands, the SP101 should fit perfectly. The grip is shorter and thinner, and a bit more vertical, so the distance from the backstrap to the trigger is much less. About 1/2” I’d say. A bit more than half a dime, which is that blurry round thing in the next picture. This shot came out lousy, but come on. YOU try stacking two revolvers on top of each other, then zooming in for a close up when everything is shiny. It ain’t easy to do.


My wife and I have had this running joke for ages now. She calls my GP100 her pistol. At a slender 5 feet tall, her hands are quite small. I put the SP101 in her hands and her first reaction was “So when are you going to buy a pistol? Cuz this one’s mine now.” Which is pretty much exactly the reaction I was looking for.


Right out of the box the trigger on this little thing was a bit rough. There is a pronounced “flat spot” in the pull. You can both feel it and hear it. This is the gun telling you it’s about to fire. Pull the trigger just a tiny bit more, and SNAP! it goes off. Trigger pull is a bit heavy, but the pull is even throughout the range of movement. I like that. After dry firing the gun a few hundred times most of the roughness was gone. But it’s a Ruger after all ... which means you take it apart, carefully and gently polish the burrs off the internals, clean everything with mineral spirits then alcohol, then give the parts a dip in Mili-tec and an hour in a cool oven. Then coat everything up with Tetra-Gun or CLP and put it back together. Things will be much smoother after that. Wolff makes a spring kit too, which will take the trigger pull down a couple of pounds. I went through this process a decade ago with the GP100, and made that pistol work glass smooth. And Trausch makes a set of custom grips for only $25. So now you know my plans for the next few days.

More good news from Gun World - my dealer says the little Ruger LCPs are starting to come in now, in quantity. So if you’ve been eyeballing those online, stop thinking about paying the high prices, don’t! In another month you should be able to get them for well under $300. The LCP is a really tiny .380 semi-automatic, hardly any bigger or thicker than your wallet. I’ve got one of those on order too, so it’s time to go get another permit from NJ. The gun shop out in Oklahoma were I found this SP101 has more of them, but right now they only have the 2” barrel snubby. With or without the hammer spur. Same gun, just a shorter barrel. But it’s still a Ruger, and that means it’s a keeper. If you really want one of the snubbies, for the best price in the USA right now, email me.


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not sure BMEWS is ready for this: Indian business students snap up copies of Mein Kampf.Good Grief!

Hey ... I’m only the messenger.  Boggles the imagination but really. This is the report as it appeared in the morning paper.  Bizarre. To say the least.

Sales of Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler’s autobiography and apologia for his anti-semitism, are soaring in India where business students regard the dictator as a management guru.

By Monty Munford in New Delhi

Booksellers told The Daily Telegraph that while it is regarded in most countries as a ‘Nazi Bible’, in India it is considered a management guide in the mould of Spencer Johnson’s “Who Moved My Cheese”.

Sales of the book over the last six months topped 10,000 in New Delhi alone, according to leading stores, who said it appeared to be becoming more popular with every year.

Several said the surge in sales was due to demand from students who see it as a self-improvement and management strategy guide for aspiring business leaders, and who were happy to cite it as an inspiration.

“Students are increasingly coming in asking for it and we’re happy to sell it to them,” said Sohin Lakhani, owner of Mumbai-based Embassy books who reprints Mein Kampf every quarter and shrugs off any moral issues in publishing the book.
“They see it as a kind of success story where one man can have a vision, work out a plan on how to implement it and then successfully complete it”.

Jaico Publishing House, one of the publishers in India, said it reprints a new edition of the book at least twice a year to meet growing demand.
“We were the first company to publish the book in India and there are now six other Indian publishers of the book, although we were first to take a chance on it,” said Jaico’s chief editor, R H Sharma, who dismissed any moral issues in publishing Mein Kampf.

“The initial print run of 2,000 copies in 2003 sold out immediately and we knew we had a best-seller on our hands. Since then the numbers have increased every year to around 15,000 copies until last year when we sold 10,000 copies over a six-month period in our Delhi shops,” he added.

Senior academics cite the mutual influence of India and Hitler’s Nazis on one another. Mahatma Gandhi corresponded with the Fuhrer, pro-Independence leader Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army allied with Hitler’s Germany and Japan during the Second World War, and the Nazis drew on Hindu symbolism for their Swastika motif and ideas of Aryan supremacy.

Dr J Kuruvachira, Professor of Philosophy of Salesian College in Nagaland and who has cited Mein Kampf as a source of inspiration to the Hindu nationalist BJP, said he believed the book’s popularity was due to political reasons.

“While it could be the case that management students are buying the book, my feeling is that it has more likely influenced some of the fascist organisations operating in India and nearby,” he said.

India is not the only country where Mein Kampf is popular. It has been a best-seller in Croatia since it was first published in while in turkey it sold 100,000 in just two months in 2005. In Russia it has been reprinted three times since the de facto ban on the book was overturned in 1992.

In Germany the book’s copyright is held by the state of Bavaria where its publication is banned until 2015, 70 years after Hitler’s death.
In India, any book more than 25 years old is free of copyright, which has paved the way for six separate publishers to print the book.

the Nazis drew on Hindu symbolism for their Swastika motif and ideas of Aryan supremacy.

I’m not too certain about the Swastika comment because I know for a fact that the Swastika also was a part of Mongolian Buddhism that goes back hundreds of years. But I guess it could be Hindu as well though I never saw it there. Didn’t look for it either come to that.  My reading on the subject in one book years ago claimed that AH got the symbol from a church decoration. And btw ... right here in Winchester,England, at the museum in town, there are ancient Roman artefacts including floor tiles that have been dug up here.  And there it is. Plain as day.


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Vermin gang with youngest age 12, kill student in mistaken identity. Hell of a reason to die.

Some of ..."these vermin” got life but we all know what that translates to. Right?

OK, that’s my crime coverage for today.  But if you want I can fill the blog with more of the same. Nah, this and previous story paint the picture as things sadly are.

Boy, 12, among four gang members jailed for beating and stabbing student to death in case of mistaken identity

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 4:56 PM on 21st April 2009

A 12-year-old boy was jailed today with three other gang members for beating and stabbing a university student to death.

The ‘pack’ of killers were part of a group of up to 25 hoodies who attacked 22-year-old Yasin Abdirahman because they wrongly thought he was from a rival street gang.

All of them were members of the ‘MDP’, which stands for ‘Money Drugs Power’, which terrorises the streets of west London.

Mr Abdirahman, a Somalian pharmacy student at London Metropolitan University, was confronted by the MDP and accused of being a member of rival gang the ‘Grit Set’.

The gang chased him with sticks, broken bottles and knives, before stabbing him three times in the head. Mr Abdirahman died a week later from a brain injury.

Following two Old Bailey trials over four months, 10 youths were convicted for their part in the horrific attack on September 3, 2007.

Sheldon Lewis, 19, Andre Mason, 15, and Joshua Williams, 15, were all jailed for life today for murder.

Ringleader Lewis was given a minimum of 15 years, Williams 14 years and Mason 13 years.

Carlos Cyrus, just 12 at the time of the attack, was convicted of manslaughter and was today sentenced to a seven year jail term with a further four years of extended supervision.

Judge Peter Beaumont, Recorder for London, told the killers: ‘The attack was not only violent, but took place in a residential estate, a place where people live and who are so entitled to believe that within yards of their home they won’t be set upon by what can only be described as a pack raiding the estate to settle some grievance of their own.’

Another boy, also 12, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced at a later date for conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.

The MDP were responsible for the murder of 16-year-old student Kodjo Yenga six months earlier.


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Teenager who robbed girl, 12, at knifepoint had been freed on bail after stabbing fashion designer

Freeken business as usual in the land of hope no hope and glory gory.

Just another yoot I suppose. And because of tender age he will be sent to jail but then out in time to continue what his kind do best. Assault people and especially the unarmed.  Which most here are as you know.

These “youths” need killing with no second guessing.  But this culture, or their legal system at any rate, just does not seem to me to have public safety at the very forefront of their legal thinking.

Here’s an example.  A story from yesterday’s paper. Haven’t decided to post it or not but in brief.
A number of years ago this foul low life murdered three cops in cold blood. Just took em out and was cold as ice about the whole thing.
So, he goes to jail right?  Yeah but ..... he’s also been allowed out on work release and some other sort of crazyness. WTF? HE KILLED THREE COPS FOR GODS SAKE! And then he started creating all sorts of mayhem and made life miserable for a witness over a five year period. Killing pets, chopping up a horse and blinding another in one eye.  This miserable excuse for a human is alive an well and I believe back in prison.  BUT .. had they hung the bastard to begin with .... as they should do with feral teens .... the problem could be solved to some degree.

To my way of thinking, it’s ALL ABOUT FUTURE VICTIMS of these kinds of criminals. And btw, I do not buy mental illness either.  And that’s yet another story.  Another creep let out and set free .... and coming to a neighborhood. Soon.  Perhaps yours?


By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 6:00 PM on 21st April 2009

A teenager arrested for the ferocious and unprovoked stabbing of a budding fashion designer was freed on bail to rob a 12-year-old girl at knife point two weeks later, a court heard today.

Nazrul Islam, who was locked up for 10 years today, left Oliver Hemsley paralysed from the neck down when he attacked him on August 28 last year.

He was discovered hours later with his victim’s blood on his clothes and arrested, while the kitchen knife he used was found discarded with his DNA on it.

But the 15-year-old was freed on bail pending the results of forensic tests, and on September 14, threatened and robbed a terrified 12-year-old girl of just £5.

Islam pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent against Mr Hemsley at Inner London Crown Court last month.

The 20-year-old victim had just been accepted for a design course at the prestigious St Martin’s School of Art when he was attacked as he walked along the road in Shoreditch, central London.

He nearly died after being stabbed from behind through the heart and lungs, and was paralysed after the knife sliced through his spinal column.

Sentencing Islam today at the Old Bailey, Judge Roger Chapple said: ‘This was an entirely motiveless, mindless attack. Its ferocity makes my blood run cold.’

The court heard that just a couple of weeks after being arrested, Islam, whose street name was ‘Mad Maz’, robbed a child in east London.

Catherine Milson, prosecuting, said he punched her and pulled out ‘what appeared to be a knife’.

He reached into her pocket and took the money, before telling her to ‘f*** off to your own area’ and she ran off and hid as he chased her off.

The court heard he was on bail for the previous attack at the time.

Miss Milson said: ‘He was only remanded in custody after the forensic analysis results.’

Islam, of Upton Park, east London, later pleaded guilty to the robbery.

The judge lifted reporting restrictions in place because of his age after hearing he still revelled in his violent self-image.

‘He speaks with a degree of pride about his reputation with the boys, with the local community,’ he said.

The court heard that Mr Hemsley, now 21, whose family live in Ely, near Cambridge, was confined to a wheelchair.

Islam attacked him as he went out in the evening with his friend Emma Wright to buy gin and tonic from an off-licence.

A group of youths approached them and pushed her to one side as they began punching and kicking him.

‘One of the group appeared to be jabbing the back of Mr Hemsley’s head around the area of the neck,’ said Miss Milson.

As they stood around him, Miss Wright screamed at them to stop and heard the ‘thudding’ noise of punches and kicks, the court heard.

Mr Hemsley fell to the ground and his attackers ran off laughing.

When his friend tried to help him, he told her: ‘Emma, don’t touch me, I don’t want to be paralysed. I can’t feel anything.’

He was saved by emergency surgery but remains paralysed and is being treated at a rehabilitation centre in London.

His brother Will, a 26-year-old bank worker, said in a statement read to the court: ‘Oli will never fulfil what so many expected, he will never fulfil the life he was supposed to live.

‘This life sentence of misery has been meted out to not just Oli but his family and friends, all of them have been affected in some way or another.’

The judge told Islam: ‘Oliver Hemsley was, it is clear, a gentle young man with a bright future ahead of him. He posed not the slightest threat to you.’

He said it was ‘worrying’ that the knifeman appeared to remain ‘indifferent’ to the suffering he had caused.

Police have been unable to obtain enough evidence to charge anyone else with the attack so far.

Outside court, the victim’s brother said he was disappointed with the sentence.

He added: ‘No sentence could ever be enough, however, the judge today sent out a message to those who carry knives and more importantly those who are prepared to use them.

‘In the last eight months we have been through more pain and suffering than any person should have to and unfortunately for Oli and those supporting him it is set to continue for the foreseeable future.

‘At the end of this custodial sentence this animal will be free to go on and live his life, unfortunately the same cannot be said for Oli, who has been given a life sentence for no real reason.’

Will said he and his friends had raised £12,000 sponsorship for spinal cord charities with a planned cycle tour of France.



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Hmmmm.  All depends on what you mean by easy?



Nuff said I guess ...
This was an easy post ...



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/21/2009 at 11:34 AM   
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bang bang

I gotta go pick up my new toy. It’s in. See ya later!


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Welcome to the NEW USS Truxtun!

I served for four years (1982-1986) aboard the last USS Truxtun CGN-35. She was decommissioned in 1994, and scrapped in 1996. Thank you Bill Clinton…

Anyway, the previous incarnation of the ‘Tommy T’ was a nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser. I was a reactor operator (RC-div). Yes, one of those ‘nuke ETs’. NavVets will know what I’m talking about. I operated the nuclear power plants that made the ship go.

I received an official invite to the commissioning ceremony of the NEW USS Truxtun DDG-103. It sounds like a pretty powerful ship. I really wanted to attend, but couldn’t convince the wife to go. So I won’t be there this weekend. Damn!

Thought I’d leave you with this, though.

How To Simulate The Life Of A Sailor

* Buy a steel dumpster, paint it gray inside and out, and live in it for six months.
* Run all the pipes and wires in your house exposed on the walls.
* Repaint your entire house every month.
* Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bathtub and move the showerhead to chest level. When you take showers, make sure you turn off the water while you soap down.
* Raise the thresholds and lower the headers of your front and back doors so that you either trip or bang your head everytime you pass through them.
* Disassemble and inspect your lawn mower every week.
* On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, turn your water heater temperature up to 200 degrees. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, turne the waer heater off. On Saturdays and Sundays tell your family they use too much water during the week, so not bathing will be allowed.
* Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, so you can’t turn over without getting out and then getting back into bed.
* Sleep on the shelf in your closet. Replace the closet door with a curtain. Have your spouse whip open the curtain about 3 hours after you go to sleep, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and say “Sorry, wrong rack.”
* Make your family qualify to operate each appliance in your house - dishwasher, blender, mixer, etc.
* Have your neighbor come over each day at 5 AM, blow a whistle loudly, and shout “Reveille, all hands heave out and trice up.”
* Have your mother-in-law write down everything she’s going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in your back yard at 6 AM while she reads it to you.
* Submit a request chit to your father-in-law requesting permission to leave your house before 3 PM.
* Empty all the garbage bins in your house and sweep the driveway three times a day, whether it needs it or not.
* Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, read your magazines, and randomly lose every 5th item before delivering it to you.
* Watch no TV except for movies played in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch then show a different one.
* Make your family menu a week ahead of time without consulting the pantry or refrigerator.
* Post a menu on the kitchen door informing your family that they are having steak for dinner. Then make them wait in line for an hour. When they finally get to the kitchen, tell them you are out of steak, but they can have dried ham or hot dogs. Repeat daily until they ignore the menu and just ask for hot dogs.
* Bake a cake. Prop up on side of the pan so the cake bakes unevenly. Spread icing really thick to level it off.
* Get up every night around midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread. (Midrats)
* Set your alarm clock to go off at random tmes during the night. At the alarm, jump up and dress as fast as you can, making sure to button the top button of your shirt and tuck your pants into your socks. Run out into the backyard and uncoil the garden hose. Stand there for an hour. Then re-roll the hose and go back to bed.
* Every week or so, throw your dog in the pool and shout, “Man overboard port side!” Rate your family members on how fast they respond.
* Put the headphones from your stereo on your head, but don’t plug them in. Hang a paper cup around your neck on a string. Stand in front of the stove, and speak into the paper cup “Stove manned and ready.” After an hour or so, speak into the cup again, “Stove secured.” Roll up the headphones and paper cup and stow them in a shoebox.
* Place a podium at the end of your driveway. Have your family stand watches at the podium, rotating at 4 hour intervals. This is done for three days, once a month.
* When there is a thunderstorm in your area, get a wobbly rocking chair, sit in it, and rock as hard as you can until you become nauseous. Make sure to have a supply of stale crackers to eat in your shirt pocket.
* Make coffee using eighteen scoops of budget priced coffee grounds per pot, and allow the pot to simmer for 5 hours before drinking.
* Have someone under the age of ten give you a haircut with sheep shears.
* Sew the back pockets of your jeans on the front.
* Lock yourself and your family in the house for six weeks. Tell them that at the end of the 6th week you are going to take them to Disney World for “liberty.” At the end of the 6th week, inform them the trip to Disney World has been canceled because they need to get ready for an inspection, and it will be another week before they can leave the house.

Gosh, how I miss being a sailor! (sarcasm)

Actually, I wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. I learned to live ‘lite’, ie, had very few possessions to weigh me down. Got to travel, meet interesting people, without killing them (though that was always an option in the event of war…)

Then, there was a spiritual side to Navy service.

You are on a ship observing ‘darkness’ rules (no lights, don’t want the Soviets to see us easily…), it’s midnight, you’ve just gotten off the 8-12 watch, You and a couple of shipmates are out on the flight deck, doing some amateur astronomy. Why? Because you’re from the USA, and you’ll never get another chance to stargaze in the South Pacific, thousands of miles from any city lights. There, above you, is the grand beauty of God’s creation. Stars, like dust, shining with colors! You can’t make out the colors from home, but they stand out in the darkness of the South Pacific.

Add in the fact that Halley’s Comet was visible to the naked eye in ‘86 if you were in the Southern Hemisphere…

Actually, if I weren’t married, I’d go back to being a sailor.


Posted by Christopher   United States  on 04/21/2009 at 04:53 AM   
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calendar   Monday - April 20, 2009

7th, maybe 6th

Phew. That one was too close.

We finished off Monday League tonight, bowling the 7th place team again. And we beat them 5-2, again. That means we fought our way up out of 8th place, into at least 7th. But if the 5th place team laid a 7-0 smackdown on the 6th place team, our 5 points will be enough to float us up to 6th. Either place is fine with us. This is only our first year together as a team, and we’ve really hit it off. Next year maybe we’ll be more competitive. Too bad that league’s Secretary had to go away for a wedding, so it will be several weeks until we get together again to pass out the awards and money.

I screwed the pooch in game one. We lost that one by 115, and at least 50 pins of that was my fault. I just couldn’t focus, because just being in the alley made me think about Saturday league, and I’m really pissed off about that. No, not my teammates. I’m pretty much used to their level of major suckage. One beer after getting home and I’m over their weekly fiascos. What’s got me cranked is that the way the rules in that league are written, an imbalanced situation exists, and that such a thing might be entirely legal. And that raises my Porcupine Quills Of Injustice into Slash Position. Seriously. I got into a very short and loud argument with the league VP last week, and was within a step of clobbering him. Real RCOB moment for me. Tables were knocked over, chairs kicked. That’s bad. I have an explosive temper. I’m usually the most easy going guy, but tell me something asinine and insist it’s the truth and interrupt me every two words without even listening when I try to give my opinion, “none of us like it but that’s the way it is” ... that’s pushing several of my big red buttons all at the same time.

I have contacted the USBC looking for clarification. See, this is the issue. This league’s rules consider a vacant position to be a regular team member. Because of that, they feel that a team that has one or more vacancies can never forfeit by absence. I think that’s a lot of hooie. If you don’t show up, screw you. You don’t win anything. The other team doesn’t automatically win, they have to earn their points by bowling against their own averages. That part at least is standard USBC policy. But under this league’s current rules, a team that has no vacancies can forfeit by not showing up. So one team can forfeit, but another team can’t? That ain’t right. But the rule is written “A legal lineup shall consist of two regular bowlers. A vacancy is considered a regular bowler.” “Aha!” I hear you saying, “that means that one person still has to show up anyway!” Ordinarily yes. But our team, the notoriously unreliable Team 5, has TWO vacancies. Actually at this point they have THREE, since the one guy hasn’t been seen or heard from in 5 weeks. So if vacancies are considered regular bowlers, then the first vacancy is one regular bowler, the next vacancy is another regular bowler ... and, ta da!, you have a nearly empty team that can never forfeit by not showing up, since the vacancy bowlers are “always there”. It’s total crap. And I debated against it back in August at our start up meeting. And it was the vice president who insisted that’s the way it had to be, or else he and his wife were quitting right then and there. So he got his way. And now 35 weeks later he’s telling me “none of us like it but that’s the way it is”? You ... you Democrat. You’re the one who absolutely insisted that the rule be written that way. Just you. And you wouldn’t listen to reason then either.

Since I’m the Secretary for this group, the keeper of all the scores AND the keeper of the rules, I realized the error early on, and I’ve run the whole season my way. I didn’t ignore their stupid rule, I just interpreted differently. Which is: no wins for no-shows. But I’ve been very flexible: if even one actual humanoid person on the team shows up, or pre-bowls, or even calls and says “I can’t make it, can I bowl later?"[nobody has ever done that one] then I don’t treat it as a forfeit. Many, if not most, leagues have rules about what they call a “starting lineup”: 2 out of 4, or 3 out of 5 of your team members had better either show up or pre-bowl, or else your team forfeits. Period. I set the bar as low to the ground as possible: one person. But I guess that wasn’t low enough. And I guess I’m a bit touchy at this point, having fronted this league $300 worth of software and supplies over the course of the season, having asked at least 10 times for some reimbursement and gotten none, having been called a “lyin cheatin mothafucka” to my face by one team because I was decent enough to point out their math errors because they couldn’t add 3 single digit numbers properly ... etc. It’s been a lot of work, since August, without any thanks at all. And now I’ve got some ornery drunk telling me I’m doing it all wrong, he who hasn’t done one single thing the entire year [tits on a shovel are more useful, and better looking, than a vice president of a bowling league. It’s not a paying job, and there is no work at all]. Bad move.

Even more aggravating is that he might be right. Well, too late now. I made the decision, that’s how I ran things, and they can do it their way next year. Even if I go back and change the rules in the software, I doubt if it will make a big enough difference to change who is in what place. But I don’t care. Even if I did the wrong thing. I’m the one doing every last bit of work here, above and beyond any expectation. So shut up and stay the hell out of my way. Now pay me my money, pay me my prize winnings, and I’m out of there. Find some other sucker next year, if you losers even have a next year.

So that’s what I had to get past tonight, and when I did I bowled Ok. Not great, but not awful. And that was good enough.

Woo hoo, summer league starts soon. And no Air Doug this year, because he’s too poor to spare the $13 per week. Good. And good riddance.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/20/2009 at 09:15 PM   
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I’m Miffed

The power keeps going out here today. It comes back on long enough for me to believe it’s going to stay on this time, so I run around and reset all the clocks and try and start the PC again, and I get halfway through a post and BLUUUUUueeeaa, out it goes again. So I’ll just stick something up real quick.

Obama sucks. He’s a commie.


Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/20/2009 at 03:25 PM   
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“Peace” Imam Calls for Extermination of Jews.  Right, a moderate muslim of peace.

Sorry Charlie but I find I do NOT even trust the ones called moderate.
I can see past their oh so insincere smiles as they talk about peace.

I find it impossible to add anything here. I can’t find words and so will leave it up to anyone who wants to comment.


“Peace” Imam Calls for Extermination of Jews

FrontPage 20 April 2009
By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

A Hamas cleric who once participated in an international conference of “Imams and Rabbis for Peace”—whose delegates vowed to “condemn any negative representation” of each other’s religions—has wholeheartedly espoused Hamas’s racist ideology in a recent Friday sermon on Hamas TV.

Ironically, this latest profession of Hamas’s genocidal racism was preached and broadcast at the start of the month in which the UN is meeting in the “Durban II” conference in Geneva to condemn Israel as being “racist.”

According to the Hamas interpretation of Islam, the Jews are inherently evil, seek to rule the (...)



Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/20/2009 at 12:21 PM   
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15 year old wonders what it might be like to kill, so the bastard tries and batters old lady …..

So often and maybe too often I report the crimes being done here, especially by the young.

This old woman wouldn’t have been any safer in the USA. Or would she? I don’t know.  And since I only have so many hours in the day I can’t stay fully up to date with both places at once.  So I spend most of the blog time with things relating to Europe and the UK.  (Please note I separate Europe and UK by intention)
Well anyway ... this poor excuse for something human wanted to see what it was like to kill someone and tried.

I’m so convinced that much of this sort of thing has it’s roots in a culture that has been desensitized through “entertainment” for more then a generation. Bad parenting alone just can not account for the rate of really violent crimes I’m reading about almost daily.  As well, there are NO ratios of risk to reward that might make a punk like this think 2wice.  Even if this is his first offence, and I have to wonder about that, the fact that this totally worthless unredeemable pile of walking shit will maybe serve two years and then be out there in the land among us .... makes me shudder. 

His lawyer Patrick Mason said the attack was ‘indefensible’ and did not offer any mitigation but said his client had inherited certain ‘personality traits’.

Certain personality traits? Bullshit!  He has a lawyer? Why?  He needs the lash, not a lawyer and as for the lawyer who would defend or represent this scum...use your imagination.

He should be beaten as he beat this old and helpless woman, and it should be done in the fashion as in the old Russian army.  In fact, it wasn’t just the army.
A person could be sentenced to say a thousand lashes. Which would take months to complete.  They would beat the prisoner and then let the wounds heal and then begin again .  Most of the time the prisoner died if not from the beating itself then from infection.

In this case ... this total bastard deserves the same ...  Yeah. I’m a fuckin barbarian.
Take a good long look at the photo and you tell me if two freekin years at txpayer’s expense is enough. NO WAY!

Schoolboy, 15, battered pensioner with her walking stick and left her for dead because he ‘wondered what it would be like to kill someone’
Last updated at 3:30 PM on 20th April 2009

A teenager brutally attacked an 83-year-old woman after he ‘wondered what it would be like to kill someone’, a court heard.

Joseph Phillips, 15, beat Kathleen Hutchings with her own walking stick as she lay defenceless in her bed.

She was left blind in one eye with a shattered eye socket and suffered a broken left wrist in the attack which happened after she woke to find the teenager in her home.

Joseph Phillips, 15, beat frail Kathleen Hutchins (pictured, right, before the attack) with her own walking stick after climbing into her flat through a window

The great-grandmother was bedridden with chronic arthritis when Phillips climbed through the window of her ground floor flat.

She called out after hearing a noise from her living room, where the intruder was rummaging through her cupboards.

He then walked into her bedroom, picked up her walking stick from the side of her bed and used it to beat her senseless.

The court heard that just days before the attack he was overheard telling friends he had always ‘wondered what it was like to kill someone’.

Phillips even moved the pensioner’s telephone out of her reach before he fled, so she could not dial 999.

The pensioner was left so traumatised by the attack that after being discharged she was forced to move out of her private home and into a residential home

She was only discovered when her daughter-in-law Doreen visited the flat in Taunton, Somerset after her calls went unanswered.

Doreen Hutchings, 58, from Tiverton, Devon, said: ‘I will never forget seeing her lying there in bed muttering and covered in blood.
‘I was sure she was dead. My heart skipped a beat when I realised she was alive and dialled 999.

‘Kathleen was so lively, and used to love sleeping with the window open to get some fresh air - which she will never be able to do again.

‘He left her for dead and I will never be able to forgive him.’

She continued: ‘This animal has taken away Kathleen’s life. Before, she was very switched on and clued up but has had her spirit taken away.

‘Now she is constantly confused, doesn’t know where I live and is forced to live in care because she can’t look after herself.

‘Her family were her life but she’s been left so confused since the attack she barely remembers where I live.

‘He’s taken away her freedom, because she’s since had to move into a residential home.’

Referring to Phillips, she said: ‘He told two friends he wondered what it was like to kill someone then days later climbed through her window and attacked her as she lay in bed.

‘There was nothing she could have done to defend herself and after the attack could not even phone anyone because he had moved her phone out of reach. I hope he is never released.’

Her mother-in-law, who is now 84, suffers from chronic arthritis and spent three months in hospital following the attack in October last year.

She was left so traumatised when she was eventually discharged that she was forced to move out of her private home and into a residential home, where she now has round-the-clock care.

Phillips’ own lawyer Patrick Mason said the attack was ‘indefensible’ and did not offer any mitigation but said his client had inherited certain ‘personality traits’.

The teenager pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent to steal at an earlier hearing and was jailed indefinitely, with a minimum two years.

He was living in care at the time of the attack and later told police he heard voices in his head.

Jailing him indefinitely at Taunton Crown Court, Judge Graham Hume took the unusual step of lifting the anonymity granted to minors because of the brutal nature of the attack.

If you think 1,000 lashes bad, the Arabs had and for all I know may still do, far worse. Much worse. This monster deserves NO compassion or understanding.
He is a bad seed that will grow worse in time.
And in a couple of years .....  “Coming to a neighborhood near you”

If the photo I have posted here isn’t big enough ... SCHOOLBOY WOULD BE KILLER


Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/20/2009 at 09:32 AM   
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French mayor blames Britain’s benefits system for immigrant problem.  Does this mean war ?

Ya know for once I think the French may be quite right.  And I bet a lot of Brits will agree.

This island will one day sink under the weight.  If they don’t bankrupt themselves first. Not funny at all.

The mayor of Calais has blamed Britain’s asylum and benefits system for “imposing” thousands of illegal migrants on her town.

By Peter Allen in Paris
Last Updated: 11:34AM BST 20 Apr 2009

In an angry attack in which she also called for millions in compensation, Natacha Bouchart said the UK was entirely to blame for the hordes of foreigners who use the French port as a staging point to get across the Channel.

Mrs Bouchart, who is a member of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s ruling UMP party, said she was so disgusted by what was going on that she had refused to have any meetings with British government representatives.

Mrs Bouchart pointed out that the Calais Chamber of Trade was having to spend £12 million each year securing the port area – money she suggested the French government should pay back.

But it was Britain’s immigration system which was predominantly to blame for thousands of Africans, eastern Europeans and people from central Asia trying to clamber aboard lorries and trains in Calais to get to the UK every day.
“Requesting asylum is easier with them (the British) than in France,” said Mrs Bouchart.
“The asylum seeker is given accommodation and receives £31 to £40 a week according to their case, when the annual salary of the average Eritrean is around $200 (£136).

“That seems enormous and it’s attractive, even if in some places it’s nothing.”
Calling for a “change in attitude”, Mrs Bouchart said the current build up of UK-bound foreigners was untenable.
She said the fact that Britain had not signed up to the Schengen agreement – which allows people in Europe to travel from one country to another without a passport – made life very easy for the UK.

Although Britain has signed the Dublin Convention, which streamlined the application process for political asylum, France still had a duty to try and keep illegal migrants out of the UK.
Mrs Bouchart, who made her comments at a Calais press conference, said: “The British signed the Dublin accords but did not ratify Schengen. That places them in an easy situation.

“Calais is a hostage to the British. That’s enough. It’s no longer tenable. It’s necessary to renegotiate these accords. We’re not here to do their job.”
She also referred to the shutting of the Sangatte refugee centre near Calais, which has acted as a magnet to thousands of illegal migrants before being shut as part of an Anglo-French agreement in 2002.
“Shutting the Red Cross Centre at Sangatte and the accords which followed were a good thing. But the situation has evolved. It is necessary to review the accords,” said Mrs Bouchart.

French immigration minister Eric Besson is due to outline new policies for dealing with the worsening situation in Calais.
Some 2,000 UK-bound migrants are currently sleeping rough in the area, with around 800 in the town itself.
Mrs Bouchart has written to both Mr Sarkozy and Mr Besson – who visited Calais in January – calling for compensation in the name of “national solidarity” for the town’s plight.

She said: “Each day the town of Calais finds itself under psychological pressure because of the presence of the migrants.
“That blocks our economic development. That stops some businesses from establishing themselves and that costs a lot.” Mrs Bouchart added: “The Minister Besson said he would return here at the end of April. But since his first visit the situation has changed.

“If the migrants number 300 or 350 the situation is manageable. More than that and it becomes risky for the migrants themselves, the charities, the population, and businesses.
“Today there are 800 who can be seen in Calais itself, and that’s unacceptable. Each day I receive letters and calls from residents and businesses who complain about the situation.”


You folks especially in border states who have immigration issues can think yourselves s bit lucky. Believe me.  Of course, much of the problem is somewhat self inflicted.  Hand wringing lefties and those who aren’t but whose hearts are overly soft just will not do enough.  Whenever a politician or anyone else for that matter says hey ... we need to curb or halt immigration .... the awful ‘R’ word is paraded out and that seem to end (for the moment) any discussion on the subject.  Naturally I have the answer ... any surprise there? 
If enough Brits get together and decide to save their country from any other invasions aside from the one that’s internal, and I have the answer for that too, then this country HAS to become a very DANGEROUS place to try and sneak into into.  It just does.  Things here have really and truly gotten to the point where it will not be long before there might not Always Be An England.  And if that happens, who will the French blame for their problems?  Germans too come to that.  Not to worry ... for awhile at least there’ll be America to blame . 

Last time I was in Calais must have been 20 years ago. Perhaps more.  Things sure have not changed for the better.  Except for immigrants legal and otherwise. 


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