Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Never Tune Your Guitar Again

If this thing really works, I want one (but I'd have to buy a new guitar - I'm guessing it won't work on the "Steinberger system."

Most of the reviews I've found are weak. All I know is I have always HATED tuning any guitar.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"He's like Bush only without the brains."


from newser (a super-lib news source)...

(NEWSER) – Rick Perry attracts a lot of euphemisms—lightweight, incurious, instinctual. "Gov. Goodhair" goes one nickname. "He's like Bush only without the brains," jokes another Texas Republican. So Jonathan Martin, in a lengthy profile of the Texas governor onPolitico, just comes out and asks the big question: "Is Rick Perry dumb?" And Martin's answer seems to be ... does it really matter? Perry is a "power politician" who loves competition. “If he should know about John Locke, he’ll know about John Locke,” says a longtime Perry supporter. “If it’s not on his schedule, it’s irrelevant to him.”
Politics, after all, is not an IQ test. “This is like judging [baseball star] David Ortiz as a failed athlete because he’s never scored a touchdown,” said one Texas Democrat. “He’s a focused, committed, and skilled political animal. He wins elections. Do not underestimate him.” Perry's most recent book, the spirited Fed Up, has 19 pages of sources and notes, with no co-author (although Perry did thank five people for helping to research, edit, and write). "Perry may not be a wonk, but that doesn’t mean he’s a rube—a costly mistake many of his foes have made," writes Martin.

What really bugs me about this is that they quote a republican (unnamed, undescribed... probably a RINO) as if it came from someone who not only knew about what they were speaking but also didn't have an ideological agenda. Then they go on to quote another unnamed, undescribed Texan (this time a Democrat although they make reasonable and logical sense so it must have been a typo) who actually says something sensible. 

To top it all off, their habit of proclaiming each and every Republican as an intellectual midget gets tiresome and it gets positively infuriating when they declare each and every Democrat as "one of the most intelligent people I've ever met... ever" and yet these people- our intellectual betters- systematically and smugly ruin the country when quite "coincidentally" line their pockets and the pockets of their supporters and political allies. 

Democrats remind me nothing more than the inevitable infestation of "cool people" who show up to a party after set-up, wreak havoc,  leave before clean-up, and then talk about how lame it was anyway. Meanwhile, the only people who believe they're at all cool are the ones with no sense of self and who have an overwhelming need to belong to any group wherein common sense, hard work, achievement and merit are criteria for exclusion.

From Newser.

Addendum:

With a little research, I found the source of the (albeit unoriginal) quote. It comes from "one former Republican Texas Governor". The source of this is the ever-biased FOX Nation website. Funny how the biased FOX keeps telling the whole store (or at least more of it) than the fair and equal left-wing MSM.


Tells it like it is

Monday, August 29, 2011

I was about to buy myself some of these

I saw them on a TV commercialThe commercial says you crack the egg and then pour it into the "Eggie." Then you boil 'er awhile and they come out as hard boiled eggs -- NO PEELING!  I eat a lot of hard boiled eggs but I hate peeling them so I thought, "Hey this is a product for me!"

As is my wont, I decided to see if there were any reviews on Amazon and read them with great interest.

In case you don't want to click over and read the actual reviews I'll post the totals for you here.

Suffice it to say I won't be ordering these.  What a shame. Just another infomercial scam.  Have we ALL fallen for one of these in our lifetimes?  Maybe more than one ... before it finally dawned on us ... LOTS OF THESE TV THINGS ARE RIPOFFS!

While reading the reviews I read this:
This tip was in one of my cooking magazines: crack your hard boiled egg, work a spoon between the shell and the egg and work it around until the egg is peeled. Really easy.

Wow - Al Gore called me a racist - I'm sooooo hurt


One day climate change skeptics will be seen in the same negative light as racists, or so says former Vice President Al Gore.

In an interview with former advertising executive and Climate Reality Project collaborator Alex Bogusky broadcast on UStream on Friday, Gore explained that in order for climate change alarmists to succeed, they must “win the conversation” against those who deny there is a crisis. (RELATED: Bill McKibben: Global warming to blame for Hurricane Irene)

“I remember, again going back to my early years in the South, when the Civil Rights revolution was unfolding, there were two things that really made an impression on me,” Gore said. “My generation watched Bull Connor turning the hose on civil rights demonstrators and we went, ‘Whoa! How gross and evil is that?’ My generation asked old people, ‘Explain to me again why it is okay to discriminate against people because their skin color is different?’ And when they couldn’t really answer that question with integrity, the change really started.”

The former vice president recalled how society succeeded in marginalizing racists and said climate change skeptics must be defeated in the same manner. 

Yes.  Always remember, if you disagree with the tyrants dipshits Democratics then you're a racist.  This is it folks.  This is all they have left.  And they're using it with greater frequency because it doesn't work anymore and they're all shocked.  It's like a psycho murderer who keeps pulling trigger after he's already shot the gun out of ammo.  He looks at it like "why aren't you going BANG anymore?"

Meanwhile, I'm far beyond his global warming idiocy, now I just wonder how he keeps all those hangers from messing up his hair.

What?  You can't get enough of Gore's idiocy? Plenty more here:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

At first I thought it said "Libfest."


But then I realized ... libs aren't attracted to succulent racks.  Most of those peeps are vegetable-tarians ... aka, maroons.

So, is this part of "Hope and Change?"


So you may not know that the Obama administration held raids on a classic American company a few days ago ... Gibson Guitars. Yes, yes, very evil, this guitar company. The feds were very concerned about the type of wood they might be using.

Did you also know that the CEO of Gibson donates a good bit of money to Republicans? No? Well, now you do.

Did you know that Martin Guitars (Gibson's competitor) uses the same wood but didn't get raided? Did you know that Martin Guitars is a long-time supporter of the Democratics? No? Well, now you do.

Once upon a time in America, politicians were afraid of the public finding out if they were engaged in using their power to ruin lives and businesses for political gain. It seems those days are over. These guys are "in your face ... what are you going to do about it, asshat?"

Remember what happened when Obama took over GM? Remember how he closed some dealerships? Remember how he decided which ones would close and which ones would stay open? Yes, I thought you'd remember.

Ask Standard & Poors whether they'll be giving the government any more trouble. See, the government knows that the people are mostly sheep. Even if the people see the truth with their own eyes, they'll do nothing.

You can read more facts and specifics in Andrew Lawton's article at The Landmark Report:

Saturday, August 27, 2011

He finally makes sense

fri pins


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whew! Government finally involved in goat herding


The Obama administration is setting new workplace regulations to assist foreign workers who fill goat herding positions in the U.S. , including employee-paid cell phones and comfy beds.

These new special procedures issued by the Labor Department must be followed by employers who want to hire temporary agricultural foreign workers to perform sheep herding or goat herding activities. It describes strict rules for sleeping quarters, lighting, food storage, bathing, laundry, cooking and new rules for the counters where food is prepared.

“A separate sleeping unit shall be provided for each person, except in a family arrangement,” says the rules signed by Jane Oates, assistant secretary for employment and training administration at the Labor Department. More here:

Way to go, Obama and big government!!   Is there anything you jackasses don't regulate anymore?  Is there anything the government doesn't tax anymore?  The founding fathers would be proud.  You know ... if by "proud" you mean "rout the bastards."

I cannot WAIT for Nov 2012.  The Republicans better start with trashing regulations by the ton.  Remember, these organizations have zero interest in keeping their size, cost, and impact small.  No, just the opposite.  They are there to regulate you ... control you ... shove you around ... get your ass in line ... all the while using their unions to lobby for increasing their size and power.

Am I missing something?


GREENWICH, Conn. (CBS/AP) — Officials in one well-to-do Connecticut town are asking an ABC hidden-camera show to hit the road.

Greenwich officials tell the Greenwich Time that the filming of the show “What Would You Do?” is disruptive. They say they asked the film crew to choose another location for filming.

“We told them, `You can’t film here,’” Dustin Anderson, the executive assistant to First Selectman Peter Tesei, told the Time.

The show sets up morally difficult situations and secretly films people’s reactions.

Town officials say having the show set up in front of stores has a negative impact on business. Greenwich police say one of the show’s scenes caused an alarmed resident to ask a store employee to call police. More here:

Sooo, the show "sets up" in front of stores but it's a hidden camera show?  And then people enter the store and are suprised when a "morally difficult situatiion" occurs?  I must be missing something.  Surely the people of Greenwich aren't as dumb as they look.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stuff I learned today


Often I eat stuff but I'm not sure what it is (how it's made) ... even though they are common things.

1 - COTTAGE CHEESE -- WHAT THE HELL IS IT?
Cottage cheese is a cheese curd product with a mild flavor. It is drained, but not pressed, so some whey remains and the individual curds remain loose. The curd is usually washed to remove acidity, giving sweet curd cheese. It is not aged or colored. Different styles of cottage cheese are made from milks with different fat levels and in small curd or large curd preparations. Cottage cheese which is pressed becomes hoop cheese, farmer cheese, pot cheese or queso blanco.

The two major types of cottage cheese are small curd, high-acid cheese made without rennet, and large curd, low-acid cheese made with rennet. Rennet is a natural complex of enzymes that speeds curdling and keeps the curd that forms from breaking up; adding it shortens the cheesemaking process, resulting in a lower acid and larger curd cheese, and reduces the amount of curd poured off with leftover liquid (the whey).

So, it's actually cheese ... AND NOW "eating her curds and whey" makes sense - sweet.

2 - BUTTERMILK -- WHAT THE HELL IS IT?

Buttermilk refers to a number of dairy drinks. Originally, buttermilk was the liquid left behind after churning butter out of cream. It also refers to a range of fermented milk drinks, common in warm climates (e.g., Middle East, Pakistan, India, or the Southern United States) where fresh milk would otherwise sour quickly.[1] It is also popular in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, despite the colder climates.

Buttermilk may also refer to a fermented dairy product produced from cow's milk with a characteristically sour taste caused by lactic acid bacteria. This variant is made in one of two ways:cultured buttermilk is made by adding lactic acid bacteria (Streptococcus lactis) to milk; Bulgarian buttermilk is created with a different strain of bacteria called Lactobacillus bulgaricus, which creates more tartness.

So, interesting, you take cream and churn the butter out -- the liquid left behind is buttermilk. Erm, I DO NOT drink buttermilk.  Now I'm wondering ... what is it about "churning" cream makes butter come out of it ... and further ... who figured it out ... and what were they doing when they figured it out ... why ... WHY??

By the way, if you want to see how butter is churned out of cream and what it looks like at the various stages etc you can click here ... scroll down a little bit for the pics.

3 - PIMENTO CHEESE -- WHAT THE HELL IS IT?

Pimento cheese is a common food in the Southern United States. The basic recipe has few ingredients: sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos (also spelled "pimientos"), salt and pepper, blended to either a smooth or chunky paste.[1] There are a multitude of regional ingredients, which include but are not limited to: cream cheese, Velveeta cheese, Louisiana-style hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, paprika, jalapeƱos, onions, garlic, and dill pickles

So, it's also actually cheese.  It seems to be made a lot the same as cottage cheese only drier. I love pimento cheese.  I just bought some jalapeno pimento cheese.  I recommend it.

More Brainwashing.

A screen capture from a certain Lib blog...


It's weird how it's perfectly okay to them when Obama incessantly blames Bush (even all these years later) but now that it's his baby, he STILL shouldn't be blamed? Good thing there's the Tea Party to throw under the bus.

Of course, the Tea Party is a real thorn in the side of Democrats and the Obama Administration in general simply because they're a voice of logic and reason. They're the annoying brainiac in the 1st Grade class reminding everyone that even though the teacher stepped out, she'll be back and when she returns, she's not going to be happy. They're the pest who keeps trying to put the kabosh on irresponsible , immature, childish behavior which has no regard for honesty, character, or the obvious consequences that result from such actions.

Part of my brainwashing in school


I was forced to read this piece of shit The Jungle (by Upton Sinclair) in school, were you?  Oh yes, I recall the discussion in class and how we "learned" (as a result of this book) unions and the government are responsible for cleaning up the workplaces in America ... and how evil the profiteering business owners were.


Here's a pic of the schmuck, Upton Sinclair.  He also wrote a book called "King Coal."  Gee, I wonder what he has to say about evil coal.  Are you starting to draw any conclusions yet ... see any patterns here?

In the 1920s the Sinclairs moved to Monrovia, California, near Los Angeles, where Upton founded the state's chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Wanting to pursue politics, he twice ran unsuccessfully for Congress on the Socialist ticket: in 1920 for the House of Representatives and in 1922 for the Senate. During this period, Sinclair was also active in radical politics in Los Angeles.

Here's one of his quotes:

From Wikipedia: Of his California gubernatorial bid, Sinclair remarked in 1951:
"The American People will take Socialism, but they won't take the label. I certainly proved it in the case of EPIC. Running on the Socialist ticket I got 60,000 votes, and running on the slogan to 'End Poverty in California' I got 879,000. I think we simply have to recognize the fact that our enemies have succeeded in spreading the Big Lie. There is no use attacking it by a front attack, it is much better to out-flank them.

Well, I guess my "teacher" just wasn't aware of this, right? I wonder if the school board was aware. Baaaaaa, bleat.

Maxine Waters with more words of brilliance



Heh, these idiot libs sure hate the Tea Party don't they?  Aren't these people the ones always saying how everyone else should dial back the rhetoric and not engage in the politics of hate?  It's fun to watch them flail about as they lose power ... angry, angry, Democratics.

Tsk tsk, things are no longer going her way and she is pissed ... I mean REALLY pissed ... can you tell?  Can you guess where this congresswoman is from?  That's right ... southern California ... the Los Angeles area ... hey, thanks for electing her, asshats.  Trust me, if I have a say in bailing out California when the time comes, I hope there's a spot on the ballot that says "uh ... nay."

Hey, Maxine ... the Tea Party isn't done kicking your ass.  Yours and other like you.  We're sick of your mooching and driving our American family broke through your idiotic social experimentation and letting the lawyers sue us silly. I can't WAIT until November 2012.  I predict a new era for America ... finally.  As far as I'm concerned the Democrat Communist party can go straight to hell.

Another reason I love Libs... they're so above it all.


This is from yet another blog which has banned me from making comments. (In this case, he merely asked politely to stop commented since he was unable to actually ban me but that's another story entirely.)

I won't provide a link because his blog is down anyway due to the fact that he lacks the resources to properly manage it while on a "roadtrip". Based on the post about which I'll be commenting here, that means he's jetting off to some very exclusive spa "somewhere you've probably never heard of" or other.

The post:
Dishwasher Advice?

An Ask J-Walk question:

I'm helping my mother buy a new dishwasher but the reviews on Amazon are too few to make any sound judgment. With Home Depot reviews (where we might make the purchase) I am less confident in using. Are you happy with yours, and what do you have?


Yes, I'm happy with our dishwasher. I don't know what kind it is, but hold on a second and I'll go check… OK, it's a Viking. It's a built-in model with a wooden front, so it doesn't even look much like a dishwasher until you open it. Best of all, it's very quiet.

Who has some dishwasher recommendations for Alex?

Let's analyze this interesting post.

"I'm helping my mother buy a new dishwasher but the reviews on Amazon are too few to make any sound judgment."- Okay- you're helping your mother buy a new dishwasher. I'll call "maybe" on this one. "The reviews on Amazon are too few" though? I call "bullshit". Amazon [and then Home Depot] is the only place to get reviews on dishwashers? Again, I call "bullshit". Next stop after Amazon and Home Depot is naturally j-walk... I definitely smell a rat. 


If you read his blog at all, he'd be the last person you'd be asking for advice on appliances and certainly dishwashers. It never occurred to me that he even uses plates made out of a material other than paper let alone that he'd wash the ones he has.

"I don't know what kind it is, but hold on a second and I'll go check… OK, it's a Viking."
He's so above it all that he doesn't know what kind of dishwasher he has. I can buy that. I don't know what kind of dishwasher I have either. However, he continues that "it's a Viking". 


Here's my take on Viking appliances. I've paid some attention to their stoves and while I like what I've seen, I don't own one- mostly because $4k+ for a stove seems a bit steep to me. I'm sure they're very good stoves though. 


I know two kinds of people who buy Viking appliances. 
1. People who live in fancy neighborhoods and know that if they're ever going to sell their home, they're going to have a much easier time of it if they have Viking appliances because "the people that buy this kind of place are going to demand Viking appliances". 
2. People who have more money than time and only want the best for themselves and their families... even if they don't cook.
3. People who do cook and consider it an important hobby that warrants the use and enjoyment of the very best equipment.
4. People who don't cook but want to impress their house guests with their high standards in appliances. And when asked, "is it really that much better than my Frigidaire?" they can confidently non-reply, "it better be."

Notice how none of them don't know or don't care that they have a Viking appliance. 



Viking dishwashers are less expensive than their stoves but at $1200+ for a dishwasher, you're talking about something being priced at three times the price of a fully reliable and functional device. For that reason, I can only believe that you thought about your purchase- even if it's just a little bit. If you're going to spend multiples of what you need to spend, it should occur to you to think about what you're doing. At least I think it should.


The most dubious part about the last statement I quoted though is not that he owns a Viking dishwasher. It's not that he represents that he's unaware of the dishwasher he owns. It's not even that some random person would think to ask him for a recommendation about which dishwasher to buy. All of those events are plausible if you're enough of an optimist or Liberal foolish to believe everything you hear.


What I find hardest to believe is that with all those things being so questionable in the first place, he goes on to post about it on his blog which has over 1,200 readers a day. I mean, even a Hollywood celebrity will tell everyone who listens that she drives a Bentley. Perhaps he just ran out of people to try to impress.


Either way, I'm calling "bullshit" on the post. I think he had a brownout when he bought it like the last working stiff on the block to buy a flat screen tv. I think he knows damn well what he has and was going to bust if he didn't tell everyone possible. I also think it's less than six months old.


Perhaps someone could direct him to watch "It's a Wonderful Life". There's a particular scene where George Bailey comments on Violet's dress and she says, "What? This old thing? Why, I only wear it when I don't care how I look." 


Say what you will about my taking the time to post about this at all but my point is that there's nothing wrong with being pretentious- lots of people do it and some of them are otherwise good people. My point is that you have to leave it to a Lib to be pretentious and act like they never noticed what they have when all logic and reason point in another direction entirely.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Setting a lib straight ... "correctness" isn't open to interpretation


Will she or won't she? Klown makes the call / prediction


Yep, she looks like she's going to run to me.  Remember, you heard it here first.  I predict she makes the call herself sometime before September 30th -- and my guess is it will be on September 3rd.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Yes ... so now you know ... but the sheep will still bleat

Friday, August 12, 2011

Reporter refuses to believe London store owner wasn’t attacked by white people

Reporter refuses to believe London store owner wasn’t attacked by white people: "

When the media reports that “youths” are rioting in London they omit the fact that they are primarily “minority” youths. No, they just can’t bring themselves to inject that note of race into the discussion.

Here’s a clip in which a British reporter is appalled when store owner Big Jim says he found “at least 100 black youths” looting shops in his neighborhood:

Reporter: “You’re not being stereotypical there?”
Big Jim: “No, absolutely…”
Reporter: “Are you sure that they were black? I’m sure they weren’t all black, were they?”
Big Jim: ”OK, then. Let me just say they weren’t all black. I was the white guy there.”
Reporter: “Well, there were probably other white guys there as well.”
Big Jim: “I didn’t see any.”

Tea Partiers. Yeah, that’s the answer. These rioters were probably members of the Tea Party. Everyone knows how violence prone they are.




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Thursday, August 4, 2011

MSNBC (and the New York Times) figure out the Tea Partiers


That's right, MSNBC has had the Tea Partiers analyzed by a "psychologist."


In this one article, Tea Partiers are equated to children with fantasies and compared to delusional psychotics and drug addicts.

In another article in the New York Times they are metaphored as vampires, cannibals,  zombies, and the mechanical beast in "Alien."

Hey, dumbasses, I have another "analysis" for you ... try "They're sick and tired of our tyranny and they're coming to throw another crapload of our dumbasses out of office in November of 2012."

Have you noticed something in politics?  One party wants the government tell you what kind of toilets to have in your house ... what kind of light bulbs to have ... what kind of car to drive ... whether to have fat, salt, sugar in your food ... and thinks there is absolutely no limit on what the government should be able to steal from your wallet.  They want you to hate the rich and hate the big companies that provide jobs.  Meanwhile, is it the rich and big companies that are telling me I can't have salt on the table in a restaurant? They want you to love government and the very people up there writing all the "laws" that interfere with your daily life.

The other party wants to leave you alone and take as little of your money as possible and restrict themselves to employing the "limited and enumerated" powers in the constitution.

And yet, the media loves the Democratics.  They LOVE them.  The media is constantly trashing conservatives who, again, just want to leave you alone.  They trash the Tea Party, they trash Palin, they trash ANY CONSERVATIVE who looks like they might be gaining the slightest bit of popularity.

And yet ... here's the funniest part ... even after all their hystrionics, they got their asses kicked in a historic election in 2010.  That's right, the only people that listened to the "BIG MEDIA" were their own little brainwashed dupe-nics, the communists.  Seriously, isn't that funny ... all the effort they put into trashing the Tea Party didn't work at all ... and yet they continue the strategy.   Please, by all means, continue.

Hey, I'll make another prediction ... even after they lose power (and this time I predict it will be for a long time ... finally ... if the Republicans don't go back to being themselves) they'll continue the strategy.  This is because they are not capable of learning ... at all.  They're far too smart to "learn."  And I don't mind if they scream their heads off and call me all kinds of names ... as long as they can't order me around and steal my money (i.e. "leave me alone.")

The origin of the phrase "by and large"



Dear Straight Dope:

What is the origin of the phrase "by and large?" Why do Americans say something so completely inane? My sister has been agonizing over that one for years. (Well, maybe she hasn't actually agonized over it, but she really wants to know.)

— Robert Cook

Americans? Olivia Isil cites the BBC's highly acclaimed screen adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, where Miss Bennet remarks on the betrothal of Mr. Wickham to the odious Miss King: "by and large, it was to be expected."

The phrase "by and large" today means "generally speaking," "mostly" or "on the whole." The origin is nautical, and had a very precise meaning. It was an order to the man at the helm of a sailing ship, meaning to sail the ship slightly off the wind. A similar command was "full and by" which meant to "sail as close to the wind as it can go."

The risk of sailing too close to the wind was the danger of being "taken aback" (when the sails press against the mast and progress halts.)

Thus, when a person doesn't want to "sail" directly into a statement, "by and large" is a hedge, a phrase of circumspection, a way of saying that the statement is an imprecise generality. 


Some additional details here:

All day long I'm talking and saying stuff like this.  I know what it means but have no idea why.  Every so often it occurs to me to find out.  Then I share it with you ... you lucky dogs.