Friday, January 21, 2005
Take Him Out....Painfully
Justice Casey Hill said [Jeffrey Michael]
The agreed facts presented at
Thursday, January 20, 2005
To Wish and Have Not
I watched portions of the US Inauguration today when I could and heard the address and I was fired up. Here is a man who knows his destiny, here is a man who has read and learned from history, here is a man who understands the ways of the world. If, and isn't that a wonderful word, "If" or, "If only," George Bush had been President in 1935-38 the Second World War may never have taken place. There is no doubt in my mind that in a hundred years the history books will feature the greatest Presidents as Washington, Lincoln, Reagan and Bush. I won't be around but one of my descendants can stick up for me.
The sense of purpose, the vision, the perspective of the President is something that everyman can grasp, can get a grip on, can understand and feel that his President and his country stand for something and that something is above and beyond the mundane.
Thus it was with anguish that I read this. Paul Martin, is a disgrace, why do we elect such weasels? Perhaps it says a lot about Canadians! Are we such a bunch of idiotarians that we cannot confront reality? Are we such a bunch of twits that we believe the government will, without due diligence work in our best interests? I have noticed myself that the great unwashed continue to cry for more government money for everything from taxi fare to failed business bailouts. It's not the government's money you asshole! It's mine, and my friends, and my parents, and my neighbours and the guy down the street. Here's the big question! Ready...... Why should I give you money when you have failed to use what you had wisely?
Politicians give you our money because they want your vote! And you, stupid twit call in to radio shows and bellyache that the government is just not doing its job until you get womb to the tomb total care. Oh
I nods to SDA
Wanted: Human Shields
I lost the link to this site and can't find it so I apologies to whomever pointed me to it.
Don't hold your breath folks! There is nothing like an "insubstantial pageant faded" when hypocrites are called on to perform.
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Now, isn’t that so much better than brand X? I thought so!
Now, let’s kick it up a notch! Agent Clauswitz, working in the depths of the AIA labs has fed an intermediary info, that's untraceable to give you a great lift. This will give you a new browsing experience. Fire it up here.
Just a note: When you bring up the entries, double click to change false to true. The rest is as advertised.
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
"Our Revels Now are Ended!”
I have long been an opponent of the global warming myth. The doom and gloomers who have scared the bejesus out of the great unwashed have caused much turmoil in the so-called civilized portion of the world. The sad truth is that it is the height of arrogance to believe that Man has the power to change Nature. Most people are unaware that when
"The volume of the eruption was about 5 cubic km of dacite. It was the third largest eruption of this century. It produced the greatest volume of SO2 ever measured."
That burp put out more “Greenhouse gases than all the infernal combustion engines ever produced. Mother Nature will not be controlled and nothing we do will change that. Just grab your brain for a moment and think about the magnitude of all the volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, forest fires, landslides, avalanches, poison gas eruptions and I am sure there is much more I haven’t thought of and the insignificance, in comparison, of the puny impact man has made. One large meteor impact and we are haste la vista baby. Ya got to take the environmentalist whackos with a pillar of salt and as if by magic I bring you great news. This warms the cockles of my heart, (I love cockle warmers) so without further adieu:
“Cutting down on fossil fuel pollution could accelerate global warming and help turn parts of Europe into desert by 2100, according to research to be aired on British television on Thursday. "Global Dimming," a BBC Horizon documentary, will describe research suggesting fossil fuel by-products like sulfur dioxide particles reflect the sun's rays, "dimming" temperatures and almost canceling out the greenhouse effect.”
So says Reuters here.
For Reuters to publish such a piece speaks volumes as they have been the champions of the global warming doom and gloomers for years.
“Ok,” you say, “Big deal!” Just another rant by the “Consume everything-ers!” Well…….Have I got a kick in the goolies for you,
I love it so!
AUTHOR OF PAST IPCC REPORTS SAYS THE IPCC IS SO POLITICAL AS TO BE ANTI-SCIENTIFIC
IPCC stands for, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and these guys are the stalwarts, the head honchos, the foremost experts on global warming theory. Chris Landsea, a very interesting name, has bailed out because:
"After some prolonged deliberation, I have decided to withdraw from participating in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). I am withdrawing because I have come to view the part of the IPCC to which my expertise is relevant as having become politicized. In addition, when I have raised my concerns to the IPCC leadership, their response was simply to dismiss my concerns.
These guys wanted Chris to ratify their pet theory that global warming caused increased hurricane activity. As Col. Potter would say, “Horse feathers.”
I can feel the frustration in the following:
“Moreover, the evidence is quite strong and supported by the most recent credible studies that any impact in the future from global warming upon hurricane will likely be quite small. The latest results from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Knutson and Tuleya, Journal of Climate, 2004) suggest that by around 2080, hurricanes may have winds and rainfall about 5% more intense than today. It has been proposed that even this tiny change may be an exaggeration as to what may happen by the end of the 21st Century (Michaels, Knappenberger, and Landsea, Journal of Climate, 2005, submitted).
It is beyond me why my colleagues would utilize the media to push an unsupported agenda that recent hurricane activity has been due to global warming.”
So, my little pretties… heheheheheheh…. You can shove your scare mongering crap way up, past that tight sphincter, all the way up, and let it sit in your transverse colon for an eon or two!
Read all about it here.
I nods to Greenie Watch
I have a philosophy that has a tenet that runs thusly,
Rules are made for the guidance of the wise and the obedience of fools.” While some of you may scoff at my egotistical attitude, let’s take a look at reality: I am driving down a major highway, it is aprox , the weather is perfect, there is almost no traffic and I see the sign that says max speed 100 K, I am driving my Porsche. I know I can safely, without even raising my BP, HR or my TRQ* punch out an easy160. What do I do? With all due diligence and my jammer on, I’ll do 165.
Let’s look at another scenario: same highway, dark, winter, snowing, blowing like hell, ice on road. Am I going to do 100 in my Hummer? NOYFL! I will be quite happy to do maybe 30 or so and look for a nice hotel with a bar. Dufus breath, and the world is full of em will do 100K in both of the above situations and that’s why one evening many years ago I came upon a crash site halfway between Toronto and Barrie that involved over 60 vehicles which killed 6 and injured dozens more.
So! “Where are we going with this?” You ask? Well! I wear a seatbelt and I have done so for as long as I can remember, I don’t feel safe without it. Slave, on the other hand is lackadaisical about its use and I constantly remind her to fasten her SRD+. Most people have no idea of the forces involved in collisions. I do, I buckle up. This is a lead in to the next candidate for the 2005
“As laws become increasingly strict for seat belts, fewer people will respond positively by buckling up in response to the laws. There seems to be a die-hard group of non-wearers out there who simply do not wish to buckle up no matter what the government does. I belong to this group. . . .
Telling me to wear my seat belt is the same as making sure I have some sort of proper education before diving into a swimming pool. If I want to dive in without knowing how to swim, that is my right. And if I want to be the jerk that flirts with death and rides around with my seat belt off, I should be able to do that, too.”
The scariest part is: “
Read the whole thing here.
Today’s Lincoln Journal Star says it all about the late Mr. Kieper.
“Kieper, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, died early Tuesday morning when the Ford Explorer he was a passenger in traveled off an icy section of Interstate 80 and rolled several times in a ditch. . . . Derek, who was thrown from the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt.”
Derek was a dufus. He didn’t read the Capt’s Survival 101. There are many, many more Derek’s out there and they are the reason there are so many laws. The unfortunate thing is that the laws do not stop the Derek’s of the world; the laws make self serving politicians feel good about themselves and convince the great unwashed that they (the politicians) are working hard for their constituents.
* Testicular Retraction Quotient
+ Slave Restraining Device
I Nods to James Taranto
Monday, January 17, 2005
Deep Skipper checked in today from distant climes and noted that the Capt. is out of sorts. In this DS is most correct. The Capt has not been up to snuff and a visit to the herb Dr. will I hope start things back to normal. In the meantime the provincial snowplow operator for my area will be nominated, by me for the "Scrapeus Maximus" award for 2005. Our area received a stupendous 2 inches, maybe less. The first plow went by my place at , I know because he woke me and I looked at the clock. The snow petered out and was all but stopped by and by the damned plow had gone by 16 times, that's 8 times each way. It started to rain around and the valiant plowman made one last run out and back at just after .
It is now just after and there is no snow to be seen, it's all melted, the temperature is a hefty 54° and the snow plows are snug in their beds where the mechanics are working overtime to get them up for the next onslaught. The drivers are at home snug in their beds dreaming of all the overtime they have put in today. The suppliers are smiling because they will sell the Highway department new plows next year because the ones they have now will be worn out, the fuel suppliers.... the salt and sand suppliers.... the dispatchers.... the taxpayer, ah yes the taxpayer, the dufus, he gets to give these bastards more money. I now know why there is a Canadian gun registry.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Go Figure !
Read about Newton here.
I nods to James Taranto
Way back on Dec 19 I spoke at some length about pellet stoves and my attempt to glean enough information to make an intelligent decision. Yesterday, my pellet stove arrived, an insert version, as I have a fireplace that will accept such a unit. I would have had the damn thing last week but they sent me the freestanding unit which had to be sent back thus making the shipping company more profit. I am a do-it-yourselfer and I’ll be damned if I’ll pay someone a thousand bucks to install a stove. I installed a woodstove in the barn in only two hours. Pellet stoves need more care and attention than your run of the mill stove. The exhaust system must be sealed as the system is under pressure. Do you think I could procure the necessary parts to do the job myself? Nooooooo f-ing way, (think of Robin Williams doing the golf shtick.) All the HVAC suppliers will only sell pieces in given lengths, i.e. 10 ft of 3” stainless steel flexible ducting at over $200.00, I need 2 ft. The jobbers wouldn’t sell me 2 ft, they smile and say, “Let me do the job and I’ll guarantee it.” Sure they will do the job and charge me for 10 ft of SS flex and use two. I know how these things work. I found a small fabricator who is helping with parts and I am just going to love it when I am finished and sit in front of my cozy stove and have spent less than 200 bucks and have better quality materials than going to the contractor and busting more than a K. Little victories are what make life worthwhile.
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Anger! Pure Anger!
Yesterday was a bad day; I was not feeling very well. I took a tumble and threw everything out of kilter. Joints were hurting the likes of which I have never felt before. I started to work on part two of "Cold Comfort" and quit early and went to bed. Today I gave it a go but had to take slave to the Immigration people and that exercise led to much gnashing of teeth which will provide grist for another blog. The upshot was that there was much on line searching and when I returned to my puter after diner to finish my blog for today.... it was gone ... all gone.... along with the open cross refs that I had on minimize. Two days of great stuff.... gone. I turned to slave and said in a loud voice, no, I screamed, "What did you do?” She had sat down and exited everything I had up except, to add insult to injury, "Bookmarks manager." I am too....too, no, never mind, I am going for a walk, the wind is screaming outside and the temperature is falling but I have to get out.
Sunday, January 09, 2005
I was visiting
Ok, I hear some screaming out there; well before you start hitting the keyboard, think about this! There was a Danish flag and a metal plaque nailed to the rock on
Oh the screams in 69 when the
The Arctic waters Pollution Prevention Act was a brilliant ploy. After the
The brilliance of this move in case you haven't thought of it is that
Remember the chickens. Part two tomorrow!
Saturday, January 08, 2005
Annieopsquotch Intelligence Agency
Setting up an intelligence agency is no mean feat. As a long time Military type who held at one time two clearances above top secret I know all about intelligence. When I was approached by certain High level individuals to start a Blog I knew at the outset that the first agency I needed to establish was one that could provide me with,"Actionable intelligence." The last few weeks have been an experiment in getting my feet wet, so to speak; I fooled around with all sorts of topics as any of you can easily discern just by perusing the past posts. Now we are getting around to serious stuff and a lot of my time has been devoted to assimilating all the raw data from my agents. I know what you're thinking, "Annie.....What?" Well! Let me just fill you in but only on a need to know basis.
Everyone has heard of the clandestine goings on that have transpired in the
The AIA, that's right, the AIA, remember those feared initials, the CIA is a wuss in comparison, I mean what kind of an intelligence agency brags about its headquarters sitting as large as life all out in the open in Langley Virginia? I don't suppose I need to even mention the Canadian "puzzle palace" on the Rideau. I defy anyone to find the AIA headquarters in the mist and scrub spruce, which is almost impenetrable, darkness of the
Friday, January 07, 2005
That Was Easy!
Thursday, January 06, 2005
I Couldn't Make This Up
The looney Left has struck again and it's hard to believe that educated college professors behave this way. A Kuwaiti Muslim attending a
I nods to Powerline
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
More French Fries
This time closer to home. Only the Gallic temperament can come up with this sort of thinking. In a place where there is a shortage of nurses the Quebec Government fires two nurses because they failed their written French test, they both speak the language well and the irony of the whole thing is that they work in a Montreal English hospital. Read the whole story in the National Post. A sit-com writer couldn’t' come up with this kind of idiocy. Les Québécois want to succeed from
I nods to Occam's Carbuncle
Let's Nail Staples!
Just found out that Staples, the huge office-supplier, has cancelled its TV advertising on all Sinclair news programming. The reason: Media matters of
I nods to Captains Quarters
Way back in 1969 I visited
Gregory Djerejian over at Belgravia Dispatch handles the latest Le Monde gutter piece. The accusations of the
It sure does brother! Remember what General Omar Bradly said back in 1944. "The French let no good turn go unpunished."
Read it all here.
I nods to Instapundit
Journalism's Throes of Death
An Indian helicopter dropping food and water over the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been attacked by tribesmen using bows and arrows.
The authorities are taking the attack as a sign that the tribes have not been wiped out. No! Really?
The report says that officials, whoever they might, be believe they survived by: Wait for it, deep breath: " Using age-old early warning systems."
Yup, impressive eh wot? Must be the system left by the Klingons. Read the whole BBC report here.
I nods to Drudge
Tuesday, January 04, 2005
"Leadership is not just communicating and giving direction. It is being there and being seen to be there, in person and in charge, if humanly possible. It was, and those being led expect it and miss it, when it doesn't happen. As capable and qualified as deputies may be, no real leader wants to be anywhere but "there", when things go wrong. Paul Martin was not there."
I could not agree more. Read the whole thing.
Monday, January 03, 2005
Eye Of The Beholder
For the edification of those erudite individuals sequestered throughout my sphere of influence, small as it is, I can only say " I sees what I sees," as opposed to Will Rogers who said, I only know what I read in the papers." In those days Will didn't know he was being lied to as opposed to today where it has reached epidemic proportions, but we have an antidote. Thanks to the blogisphere.
A 24 Dec
Today, right here in Good old
Q: What's huge, white, swims in the ocean, and has only one side?
A: Moebius Dick.
Q: What's brown, furry, runs to the sea, and is equivalent to the Axiom of Choice?
A: Zorn's lemming.
Q: What's yellow, linear, normed, and complete?
A: A Bananach space.
Q: What does an analytic number theorist say when he's drowning?
A: Log-log, log-log, log-log,...
Q: How many number theorists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: This is not known, but it is conjectured to be a prime number.
Q: How many light bulbs does it take to change a light bulb?
A: One, if it knows its own Goedel number.
Q: Why did the chicken cross the Moebius strip?
A: To get to the same side.
***Excuses for not doing math homework:
---I accidentally divided by zero and my paper burst into flames.
---I could only get arbitrarily close to my textbook, I couldn't reach it.
---I have the proof, but there isn't room to write it in this margin.
***Set-theoretic campfire song:
Aleph-null bottles of beer on the wall
Aleph-null bottles of beer,
You take one down and pass it around,
Aleph-null bottles of beer on the wall...
Saturday, January 01, 2005
WISHING YOU A FUN NEW YEAR!
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice (with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others or their choice not to practice such traditions at all).
* Furthermore, I offer my (non-binding) best wishes for the onset of the generally accepted calendar year of 2005, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. (Which is not to imply that America is any greater than any other country or is the only "America" in the western hemisphere.) These wishes are offered without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, choice of computer platform or sexual preference of the wishee. Holidays (if you recognize them)
* This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no others, is void where prohibited by law and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish expires within one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first.
Stolen outright from Wicked Thoughts