Archive for 21 Jun 2012

Howdy all!

Here’s today’s reading list, I’ll add to it, or throw them into Twitter if I read more.

I’m thinking of throwing in a “Booty Thursday” around here.
Let me know if I should keep this around.
If I don’t hear anything, I won’t do it, a like is fine, you don’t have to comment, but those would also be appreciated.

I can’t let this one go, so when I find an article on it that I like, I’m posting that shit.

Fast and Furious Falling Apart

By Russ Vaughn

When BATF agents first blew the whistle on what is now known as Operation Fast and Furious, the rationale offered by DoJ for such an evidently foolish operation was that it was designed to allow BATF to track and prosecute the leaders of the Mexican drug cartels.  As more information surfaced from the Mexican government and the BATF’s Mexican bureau chief specifying that none of them knew anything of this operation, many of us who were paying a bit closer attention to the case immediately smelled the first foul scent of corruption.

The fatal flaw in DoJ’s explanation was this: if the Mexican authorities had not been brought into the operation, nor even the BATF’s own agents authorized to operate in Mexico, then the proffered DoJ justification made utterly no sense, for the simple reason that once those walked guns hit the south side of that border, there was absolutely no process in place to track them to their supposed targets.  Therefore, DoJ was patently  misrepresenting its motive.  Why?

For those who keep a constant wary eye on the left’s never-ending war on our 2nd-Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the increasingly fishy smell emanating from Washington led to connecting the dots back to the year-earlier revelations in the liberal media that weapons being used in Mexican crimes were traceable back to American sources more than 90% of the time.  That false meme had spread quickly through the major liberal media, along with calls for stricter gun control laws in this country by…guess who!  How about our president, our secretary of state, our attorney general, and other notable Democrats, for starters?


I was able to head down to Torrance this past weekend and stayed from Friday – Sunday. I really needed the break. I got away from my everyday issues for a little while. One needs to do that every now and again. Hence the lack of posts that weekend.

Saturday I planned on hitting the beach with my sole intention for the weekend to ride a few waves on my boogie board. Come hell and hopefully high water, I would be hitting the waves. I didn’t care what the water temperature was going to be, I was riding some waves.

So, on the way down to Huntington Beach my step-brother called me, he’s in Long Beach and tells me to drop by. His timing was almost perfect, I had just passed the exit, so I had to turn around to get back to him.

After a few minutes catching up on shit, he decided that he wanted to go with me and lay out. Which was fine with me, I was going to ride waves, I didn’t care.

I haven’t been to the beach in a while. Since last year as I can recall, so this was important to me in that regard as well. But mostly just to clear my head.

On the way we picked up a couple Mike’s Hard Lemonade (40s) and put them into some old McDonald’s cups to hide our drinking from the beach Nazis. This was a good thing because the HBPD showed up and made some poor sap dump all his booze out on the beach. He was only two groups over from us. The HBPD at least cut him some slack and didn’t write a ticket. They ignored us.

I took some pics while I was sitting there.

Here’s some inspiration while I was working my way into hitting the water.

She was fun to watch.

I did some other watching while I was at it. Who wouldn’t?
Here are a few of the choice morsels around me.

I really enjoyed the scenery.

All in all, I think it was a pretty good day.

I ended the day over at a bar with my brother. I linked up with him after the beach.

He was already drunk when I caught up with him. That’s usually not good for pickin’ up the babes. They aren’t too fond of drunk assholes, me included in that.

So, my tip to you young knuckleheads out there, if you are looking to hook up with a babe, don’t get drunk, it won’t happen.

Don’t let your idiot buddy get drunk either, he’s a third wheel then.

Just a little buzz will do ya!

I did dance all night and had fun. Looking at boobs and butt on the dance floor isn’t too bad of a consolation prize. I do pretty good for an old dude. I’m like a magnet. 🙂

And the hits just keep on coming.

Manufacturing, Jobs Reports Add Up to More Bad News

By: Reuters

U.S manufacturing grew in June at its slowest pace in 11 months and hiring in the sector slowed as overseas demand for U.S. products waned, an industry survey showed on Thursday.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits was also little changed last week, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Financial information firm Markit said its U.S. “flash” manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to 52.9 from 54.0 in May. The June reading was the lowest since last July although it stayed above 50, indicating expansion in activity.

For the second straight month, weaker demand from Europe and large emerging markets such as China dented sales. Markit said U.S. manufacturers reported the second largest decline in new export orders since September 2009.

via Manufacturing, Jobs Reports Add Up to More Bad News – US Business News – CNBC.

How’s that “hope and change” working out for you?

Not so well eh? Yeah, I thought so too.

It’s time to stop the government’s subsidizing of green energy. If that shit was viable, private enterprise would have been all over it a long time ago.

This is just another avenue for government to control you. Don’t believe their hype.

$9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs — $9.8 Million Per Job

By Michael W. Chapman and Fred Lucas

( – The Obama administration distributed $9 billion in economic “stimulus” funds to solar and wind projects in 2009-11 that created, as the end result, 910 “direct” jobs — annual operation and maintenance positions — meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs.

At the same time, those green energy projects also created, in the end, about 4,600 “indirect” jobs – positions indirectly supported by the annual operation and maintenance jobs — which means they cost about $1.9 million each ($9 billion divided by 4,600).

Combined (910 + 4,600 = 5,510), the direct and indirect jobs cost, on average, about $1.63 million each to produce.



The shit has hit the proverbial fan.

Holder needs to go. Obama needs to go. If impeachment is not an option, then vote for Romney even if you don’t like him because he’s a squish. Anyone but Obama! Fire Obama and you fire all his clowns too.

You fucking dillweeds in the MSM can’t hide this shit anymore!

Vote to Sanction Holder Escalates Gun-Probe Fight


WASHINGTON—A standoff between Republicans and the Obama administration over a botched gun-trafficking operation escalated Wednesday, with a House committee voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

The party-line vote came hours after President Barack Obama, for the first time, asserted executive privilege, aiming to block Republicans from gaining access to Justice Department documents about the operation.House Republican leaders said they would bring the contempt measure to the House floor next week. If the full House votes to support it, then a contempt citation could be referred to the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, an appointee of Mr. Obama’s who is in Mr. Holder’s chain of command.If it ends up in the courts, the dispute would raise constitutional questions about the power of the executive branch vs. Congress. Previous such battles have ended before reaching that stage with some kind of truce between the sides.


Obama is trying to cover for Holder, but all that’s doing is exposing the fact that Obama is involved. Now it’s just a matter of when he knew and for how long he’s been covering it up. Remember when they start yammering about it was all  Bush’s fault, ask yourself this: “Self, why don’t they release the documents and prove that is was all Bush’s fault?” They can’t do that, because the proof is that they did it and are responsible for Brian Terry’s death and the death of hundreds of Mexicans, as a direct result of their scheme.

EDITORIAL: Holder’s contempt and Obama’s privilege

Fast and Furious fight heads to the House floor


President Obama’s attempt to invoke executive privilege to forestall contempt-of-Congress proceedings against Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. failed. Instead, the claim elevates the dispute between the administration and Capitol Hill to a new and troubling level. The operative question now is, what did the president know and when did he know it?

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted Wednesday to recommend a contempt charge against Mr. Holder. Since October, the Justice Department has refused to respond to a subpoena seeking 1,300 pages of documents related to the botched Fast and Furious Mexican gunrunning operation. Negotiations between the Justice Department and committee Chairman Darrell E. Issa, California Republican, broke down, and the contempt recommendation followed.

Mr. Obama’s last-minute move to extend the umbrella of executive privilege raises the question of whether the president or his staff had extensive prior knowledge of the operation, because this privilege can only be invoked when the chief executive’s office is involved. “Until now, everyone believed that the decisions regarding Fast and Furious were confined to the Department of Justice,” said Michael Steel, spokesman for House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican. “The White House decision to invoke executive privilege implies that White House officials were either involved in the Fast and Furious operation or the cover-up that followed.”