Friday, August 31, 2007

USF "Students" Charged In Explosives Transport!

Guess the students wanted to have a B-I-G fireworks event in another state so as to avoid any problems with the USF Police!

Har Har......


USF seems somehow to be tied to these folks.....Sami-Al Arian is gone, but still the same story, different chapter, and the S-A-M-E house is involved....

What a co-inky-dink!

& There just seems to be more here which we are not finding.....


UPDATE: Seems Michelle Malkin has reported upon an addition to the story....a 3rd person? Check it HERE!!!

We Love The French....UNLESS They Agree With Bush!

The NYT is a whirling-dervish of ideas.....Mostly muddled, and out-of-touch.

Tigerhawk explores this fertile ground!

The MSM, descending to any level as long as they can attack Bush or any entity which agrees with him.

Shame on the NYT!


Gun Owner - Duke

I last had a gun in high school. It was a 12 gauge pump shotgun. I used it for hunting.

When I graduated and went on to girls/family/kids/work/divorce/et al, I gave up guns. I shot a Ruger rifle "plinking" one or two times in Southern Illinois in the early 60s. Nothing since.

Today I own a new gun.

I bought it in June/July and went through the paperwork, etc. to obtain it.

Purpose: Protection/Deterrence!

The weapon is kept at home, but under a lock.....

It is with us when we board our beloved "Roadhouse" motorcoach. Sometimes we camp remote places.

I wanted a weapon that would stop a dangerous person without (hopefully) killing.

I chose a small shotgun. It is actually an H & R "Tamer".....a pistol grip shotgun of .410 gauge. It is a single shot, but with its simple break-action, it allows quick reloads. The stock has a four-shell carrying rack, and thus one can reload in seconds.

My feeling is, I never want to fire this thing (except at a range).....but, should I need to protect the Duchess and myself, it is available. It would do some serious damage to anything it hits, but should not cause fatal injury. Both Duchess and I are going to shoot the gun at our local range to have a bit of experience with it.

I do not love nor wish to utilize the weapon. It is what I feel is necessary, and given the "feel" of today regarding such things as the Virginia shootings, and huge possession of firearms by criminals, I join the group who feel simple display of a weapon in the face of attack should halt said attack without ever firing the weapon. That is not to say, given the right situation where our lives are threatened I would failt to fire. I know where the trigger is located, and what it is for!

I have heard, but find no data to support the fact that among those who have motorhomes/trailers/etc. there is a 70% possession of some form of firearm.

My advice to criminals is.....DO NOT try to rob, break in to, campers/motorhomes. Your odds are not good.


UPDATE: Forgot to remind you to read the words from Cesare Beccaria located in the right column of this blog. The words have been there for at least a year.

Fred's Onboard - September 6th!

Not a surprise, but a welcome addition to the GOP crew seeking the Presidency.

Time for FRED!

Those who are regular readers know I have chosen him as my candidate. Despite the disclaimer in the ad for Fred on the lower right column of my blog, I have NOT been paid for the ad, but placed it because of my support for Fred.

It will be interesting to see the polls for the next two weeks.....1st from the announcement he will join the race, and then a week later right after he has officially joined the race. Guiliani has a 10 point plus margin over Fred today. I suspect that will fade rapidly.


Illegal Immigrants......part....uh....Well, You Know!

From Jay Tea at WizBang:

"America is a nation of immigrants. We have the most open, most accepting immigration policy in the world, and that is (and should be) a matter of pride. But no nation should ever surrender its right to determine who can and can not enter its borders, and how they may do so. That is precisely the demands of the "pro-immigrant" crowd, who pervert that term every time they open their mouths and spit on those people who ARE here legally, who have followed all the rules, obeyed all the laws, and in general shown respect for our nation."

He nails the theme to the wall.....

Go and read the ENTIRE PIECE!

The focus of the PC MSM is on how badly we (USA) treat ANY-BODY-ANY-WHERE-ANY-TIME!

Time for us to focus on reality! Thanks Jay Tea!


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Christian Riots In Australia! - What's Next!

The riots were.....NOT REAL....But then realists knew that!


Wonder why that is what with the "Religion of Peace" and all......Maybe the moniker is W-R-O-N-G!

Maybe they are the religion of "If You do not agree, I'll kill you!"

Guess, if you follow the bouncing political ball you might miss this....BUT reality-check folks know......Islamic Extremists K-I-L-L.....

It is their is what they is why they live......

Plus there are the "virgins" when they die/FAIL!


1st The Automobile - Now Internet!, Japan Once Again Surges Ahead...

We are losing (HAVE LOST) the war of the automobile to the tiny island-nation.

Now they get things on the internet we NEVER DREAMED OF!

As Little Green Footballs notes, they are going to stay ahead for years cause we have an "economic tie" (ie existing companies will lobby for no real change to protect the cash cow!)


Hillary Money Problems: Not How Much, but From Whom!!!

Hillary has another developing problem with money sources, and gosh WHAT A concerns another far East businessman now doing business in the USA......OH, and he is also a fugitive from L-O-T-S more.....

Here is FOXNews take on it!

Michelle Malkin does an even better job, as usual!

The Wall Street Journal Online adds more.....

This is seriously getting out of control. Hillary may have to bring in Bill for a remedial course in fund-raising-without-accountability!

I'll be staying up with this fiasco!


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Er....We...Er...Help...Iraq...S. Africa...Er....Well, You Know!

Hardly a person in this country has missed the flap over the young lady from S. Carolina's "blonde moment" in her answer to a pageant question....

Paul at WIZbang! has a new look at the PC reasons the young lady fumbled!

How true! Have not you noticed that certain phrases leap into the vocabulary of these young ladies each year....and, that the phrases change according to the times?

Another PC'd-to-death public image of the US of A!


Democrats Shooting Themselves In The Foot?

Today's Tampa Tribune offers their logic on this IN THEIR EDITORIAL!

I believe this one is going to be a pain the backside of the Dean Democrats at the national level before it is all over. Trying desperately to cling to an antiquated nominating system is not a good idea.


Poor In America??????

The Census Bureau today issues its report on the poor in our country.

For your morning laugh just read the analysis of the report by Neal Boortz:


Today the Census Bureau will release its annual report on poverty in America. Let's take a quick glance at the people who are classified as "poor" in this country, thanks to an article by the Heritage Foundation's Robert Rector:

* 46 percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.

* 80 percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.

* Only six percent of poor households are overcrowded; two thirds have more than two rooms per person.

* The typical poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe. (These comparisons are to the average citizens in foreign countries, not to those classified as poor.)

* Nearly three quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.

* 97 percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions.

* 78 percent have a VCR or DVD player.

* 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.

* 89 percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and a more than a third have an automatic dishwasher.

In other words ... it's all a fraud. Aren't you surprised?"

Guess the term "poor" is as hard to define as the word "it!"


Monday, August 27, 2007

Offend US Folks = O.K.......Offend Islamic Radicals = "Fire In The Hole!"

This is idiotic, as are most things involving the "Antique Media" (read: Main Stream Media)......

Some cartoons are O.K.....if they involve the faiths of the majority of the USA..... BUT Nothing is acceptable for the Islamist Idiots.....

Just READ THE NEWS and then prepare to be aware of the fact YOU cannot offend the Islamists, but YOU can offend Christians......


Cause the Christians will not riot, kill, destroy, etc.

The media are surrendering us to the Idiotarians of the Islamist Extremists groups!


Really S-A-D!!!!!!


Dreaded Soccer Balls!!!! - Be GONE!!!!

The military tried to help kids in Iraq with free soccer balls which displayed the flags of several countries.....

BUT-OF-COURSE The Islamic idiotarians were completely over the edge cause they were not in charge, and the flags of countries were offensive!

Just go and read Little Green Footbslls to find the complete story!

These idiot are allowed to direct what and when we think? and the reason is??????

We are facing an MSM dhimmitude infestation! If we do not soon realize there is NO WAY to stop these idiots....and most certainly no way to make them accept anything we do, then we have lost and Islamic extremism is in charge, not the US of A!


Book on Duke Rape Case Released!

K C Johnson, the blogger most associated with unveiling the failings of almost all the locals in the Duke rape case, has released his book on the case and a quite interesting review is written by Dr. Helen Smith....a forensic psychologist and coincidentally wife of Instapundit Glen Reynolds.

Time will tell the toll on many involved in this case. Unfortunately the Group of 88 at Duke who found the three young men guilty by leftist decree, prior to the trial or indictment, will most likely skate. That, in and of itself, is a crime!


Trip Blog Renewed!

For those who might not know, I have another blog on our RV travels. It is based on trips Duchess and I make in "Roadhouse" towing "Sizeroad Suzie"....all pictured above. (Note how hard Duchess was working!)

Duchess and I returned from a 4,300 mile trip in mid-August, and I took a break from blogging at the site to recover from a hectic near-4-weeks trip.

I am now posting again and just completed the visit we made to the New York area finger lakes wineries, and the Adirondacks.

More will follow today. Check the story and pics at: "& Then I Bought An RV!"


Arizona Law Proves Illegals Flee ID Verification

Janet Napolitano, Governor of Arizona signed into law, July 2nd, a new law making business responsible for employee ID. It goes into effect January 1st, but current estimates are 100 illegals per day are fleeing the state....

Ed at Captain's Quarters writes: "The immigration hard-liners appear to have proven one of their main arguments. Illegal immigrants who face a loss of employment due to strict employer sanctions will move elsewhere, and rather quickly. One talk-radio host that caters to what the Republic calls "undocumented immigrants" estimates that the departure rate has already hit 100 per day. It will likely increase until most of them depart before the end of the year, when their jobs will disappear."

The complete story is at Captain's Quarters.

Tougher works. This morning I joined Michelle Malkin's efforts to push each and every AG in the states to come clean on their position re: sanctuary vs enforcement of federal law. I emailed Bill McCollum, Attorney General of Florida for his position, and stated mine in favor of NO sanctuary. We'll see if I get a response.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

With A GOP President, The Economic News H-A-S To Be B-A-D!

Yeppers, that is the story folks......

If unemployment is high, then the economy is bad.....if unemployment is LOW, then the story is.... businesses cannot get employees.....It is GOP-IN-THE-WH time, so the news MUST be bad!

Just read this AP farce (er....story) as presented on


Cannot win with a GOP Pres.

Well, maybe this is a "Support Your Local Illegal Immigrant!" story???


Must Be That Weekend Crew!

The FOXNews online headline: "GOP Weighing Iraq Pullout Options"

The subscript: "GOP Senator considering legislation forcing troop withdrawals from Iraq if White House refuses to set pullout time soon."

Actual story title when you click on the FOX lead: "Lawmakers Weigh Options In Light Of Iraqi Political Stalemate."

In the story Senator John Warner (Mr. RINO himself) is quoted as actually saying "I'm going to have to evaluate it...."

Who let the FOX kiddie caretakers for the weekend have this much control?????

The story comes across much the same as an MSM distortion.

Editors.......READ THE DAMN STORY 1st....THEN write the headline!


Dems Toss Away Florida?

The scenario is not that hard to read.

Democrats at the national level, led of course by the idiot-prone Dean, have told Floridians that the national party runs the elections....not the states. What ever happened to state's rights and independence?

Now, if the Dems actually follow through....and given the madness of Dean and company I believe they will....The party is abandoning Florida and I predict the GOP candidate for President will win the state's votes.

Any post-convention effort by the Democratic national party to smooth over the event is bound to fall way short of success.

You do not slap down your party in the 4th-largest electing state and then expect them to continue any kind of blind loyalty. It appears to me the Democrats are quite busy shooting themselves in the foot over controlling the primary voting. They may well curb the trend among states to move their primary votes earlier, and in the process lose the 2008 election.


Friday, August 24, 2007

Vick Pleads...."Less Guilty Than Most"....But NFL Sez NO!

Michael Vick still seems to be tap dancing about his involvement in the dog fighting arena, but the NFL sez......"Gottcha"......

FOX Reports, YOU decide!!!!


The V-A-S-T Wasteland?

Not talking about TV here.

I have explored a bit, thought a great deal, and decided there must be Giga-Tera-Bits (Is there such a label?) of information established in nooks crannies, and programs on the net that is, simply put......garbage!

In my case.......I know I have identities on numerous sites.....some technical, some games, some discussion groups.....(anyone remember Compuserve/SpryNET/et al? & their many discussion groups?) which i have developed as needs came and went. I today did a bit of searching on some of the engines, and found no less than 8 identities I used....mostly identical....on some of these forums.

In addition these sites store data about what I disucssed, what answers came to me, etc.

I began to imagine the vastness of the internet's storage capabilities.....

Today i read that bloggers had passed the 100 million mark? That is incredible!

All that information......A Google of my persona online gets more than 6,500 responses. Many, of course, are not really related. Not to mention I have a couple of quite famous folks who have my actual name and are highly-regarded/recognized in the field of education.

What a massive amount of information, and now the latest figues I have seen says we double our information every three years?



Thursday, August 23, 2007

Youth "Art" = Suspension! Government School Style!

Political Correctness.....(PC).....Educator Style!!!!

School suspends student for his crude drawing of a gun....a "lazer for the future".....

I am S-E-R-I-O-U-S!!!!!

Just go and READ IT!!!!!

I am completely speechless......


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

I Guess This is Why I Am An Elk!

Moose Burps and Farts???

These guys are a menace.....I have known lots of Moose, and they were always belching and.....well, you get the picture.....

WHAT????? Oh, T-H-A-T kind of Moose!



UPDATE: Damn! - I was JOKING folks.......I am NOT anti-Moose Clubs! Have been a Moose, but am not now as I tend to center on one facility.......O.K.?????

Terrorists? I Can't PC No Terrorists!!!!

I-D-I-O-C-Y !!!!! Thy name is Seattle Post (lack-of) Intelligencer!

Facts: FBI releases pic to media to try to locate two men who were acting suspicious on SEVERAL Seattle-area ferry rides....asking questions about the vessels, taking pics of stairways, paying attention to staff operations.....etc.

The Seattle PI refused to run the pic so as not to violate the pictured men's privacy.

This is NOT a joke folks.

Entire its unbelievable steps are available from Michelle Malkin....just go and read.

For the few readers who might wish to agree with the antique guardian of our complete set of PC often do these papers run pics with no ID of folks in public like these guys? How often does the FBI get motivated enough to seek such identification? How would the Seattle PI react to a bombing on one-two-three ferries in the area??? And people wonder why we cannot stop the Islamic terrorists! Lack of will, and freedom by our Ultra-liberal NW media (among others) to waffle into extinction!

IDIOTS! But, I repeat myself!


UPDATE: ATLAS SHRUGS blog adds more, from a 1st person...on-board report!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sick Vick......Athletes Exclusive of Law?

Michael Vick is the current symptom.

Many, many more exhibits are available.

The question begs.....W-H-Y? Why do we allow our sports idols to exist and do things which would provide a way most any of we "commoners" could spend time as the guests of the state/feds behind bars?

The mystique of sports figures is part of it. BUT there are LOTS of sports figures who never need the hidden coverage of the media/sports ruling bodies, etc.

These figures play out a career and then retire with their public recognition, and their honors intact. NO blemishes!

Michael Vick is not a singularity.......(Darryl Strawberry, Barry Bonds, and MANY more offer the same sort of "we can do what we want" mentality!)

Time for a truth check among athletes. Time for Major Sports to take responsibility for their actions, and those of the players.

Will it happen? Not likely. The achievements of a Bonds, or a Vick seem to dictate the response....and the protection against "problems"...until they are so aggregious as to be obvious to the public. Then it is Duck and Hide!



How Low Can They Go?????....Limbo Lower Now!

The public perception of this Congress continues to produce such negatives as never-before-seen! The Dems have actually exceeded any expectations in sinking lower and lower.....

Captain Ed has DETAILS!!!!

Nice for the Conservatives......BAD news for the Dems, but Hildabeast still floats as she seems capable of connecting herself to NOTHING.....but claims all positions... Including a current embracement of the "stay-the-course" Bush attitude in Iraq.....



Monday, August 20, 2007

"I'll Believe....."

From Ocham's Razor......a bumper sticker with the words of our own Instapundit, Glen Reynolds.....

Ya gotta love it!

Truth shall set you free......


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Rasmussen Polls Indicate Majority Favor .....

Cutting off funds to "sanctuary cities"...

Continuing to build the Mexican Border wall....

Details HERE!!!

As Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds, commented...."It'll be interesting to see what the two major political parties do with this information."


Friday, August 17, 2007

O.K., I Feel A ZIT Coming On....I Wants My Pot!!!!!


So what is psychosis follows.....I won't know it cause of my loss-of-memory!

Duke (64 & awaiting the January 1st, 2008 arrival of 65!)

Vick Is T-O-A-S-T!

The man is sold out, caught, ready for conviction, etc. Three buds from his "hood" have exposed him with direct evidence of his involvement in killing "non-productive" animals.

The feds are ready to launch salvo #2, including racketeering charges which could land him in the slammer for 25 or more years.....

He will agree to a prison term, and to confession....he will do so before 9am tomorrow...and, he will probably NEVER play football again, unless in the Canadian league!

My prediction.....


p.s. Well-deserved punishment. (He never could handle the BUCS defense anyway!) Snark!

Julia Belle Swain - A Paddle Wheel Boat!

This story caught my eye...

As the blog is named "Pekin Prattles", you might catch that i am somehow connected to Pekin, Illinois!

The story tells of the travails of the Delta Queen....entirely Union and Democratic travails......

The story sent my mind off into the times of such boats racing near my hometown of Pekin, in nearby Peoria. If you read the comments to the above entry, you'll see my entries (2) about the races, and today's Julia Belle Swain!



UPDATE: HERE! is the location for pics of the little boat...

Friday, August 10, 2007

OOPS! NASA Global Warming Data Seriously Flawed!!!

& The data was from NASA!

This is just the latest in the debunking of AlGore's "Truth".....

Michelle Malkin looks at the story.

What is funny is the fact the much-trumpeted NASA data, when corrected, was placed on their site and no announcement made. Guess NASA still does not like egg-on-face... or, perhaps they are still trying to hide the terrible deficiency in Gore's information for his now-debunked film.

Wonder how long it will take the politicos to distance themselves from the quite apparent fact global warming isn't?


Media Organizations NOT Believed! - No Surprise There! reports the facts!

No surprise in the reports....just confirmation of previous reports.

AND...I'll bet this gets exactly the same "non-reaction" from the Antique Media. They are so mired in self-congratulatory, professionalism they cannot see the forest for the trees. They are killing themselves. How nice. Bias on Antique Media!!!


Murtha's Charges Stand Out as TRASH!!!

More folks are NOT charged in the incident labeled by John Murtha as "murder" by our soldiers.....not that he cares any more than he did when making the charges strictly for political purposes....

Hoystory has details.

How sad that we actually have another John Kerry serving in the Congress. Well, actually we have, for the most part, an entire political party of such John Kerrys. ALWAYS willing to smear the troops while claiming they support them. Keep it up Demos, you continue to provide the Conservative/Middle folks with ammo to use in the 2008 elections.


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Which Congressmen Oppose Limiting Pork???

The answer is not a big surprise......

But the Dems look really bad!!!!

Instapundit chased the report down!

Why am I completely opposed to all the incumbents???? Just check out their voting!


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Democrats Want Carter Era Taxes Back!

The Democrats, who took control of the congress in the last election, are now showing their true colors. Stand by to receive taxes.

Captain Ed at Captain's Quarters HAS DETAILS!

Democrats.....never met a tax they didn't like. Remember this folks when the tax changes occur, and the economy tanks as it did under Carter.

YOU voted them in....I certainly did not!