Quote of the Day – Rachel Lucas (Again)

In its entirety:

He does this because he knows he’s got cover

He is unafraid to stand there and say of a weather event, “We leave nobody behind, we make sure we respond as a nation and remind ourselves that whenever an American is in need, all of us stand together to make sure we’re providing the help that’s necessary” because he knows no one in the mainstream press will hold his balls to the fire for the incandescent hypocrisy and flat-out lie of it. He knows he’ll get coverage like this instead so he’s unsurprisingly fearless – audacious! – in delivering that bullshit with a straight face.

Can I get an “AMEN!”?

Happy Halloween

Want to see what I’ve been working on?  No, not the .458, my grandson’s Halloween costume.  He got a black bodysuit – head to toe – on a whim when my wife took the grandkids out costume shopping, and I got the great idea to do an electroluminescent wire stick-figure. 

Or three:

dilbert_neckbolts Devil Alien
The power supply is in a black box on a black belt, and he selects which character with just a couple of switches.

Turned out pretty good!

UPDATE:  The costume went over well!  He got four handfulls of candy at one house because they liked it so much!  Lots of compliments!

Edited to add:

Here’s what suit looks like in the light:

This is a Gun Blog, Right?

So here’s some gunny content for a change.

This guy channels Breda, Tam, oh hell, pretty much every gun blogger with ladyparts on the subject of Women and Guns.  Specificially, male significant-others giving women advice on their first gun:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmulG3zKfiU?rel=0]

Just because he was born with a penis doesn’t mean he knows about guns.

Can’t say I disagree with any of that.

What? Their Heads Don’t Explode?

Yes, let’s politicize children again.  (And they keep telling me that kids aren’t being propagandized these days.)

Here’s a little video that on the YouTube page says:

Re-electing President Obama is a momentous decision that will require every single voter.

What would the children of the future say if we let them down this November?

At the time of this writing the video has 135 ‘likes’ and 1425 ‘dislikes’.  Here it is:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwlW4lx6TTo?rel=0]
UPDATE: Oops! Looks like it was SO unpopular, they made it “private,” but I saved a copy. Here you go:

And here are the lyrics:

Imagine an America
Where strip mines are fun and free
Where gays can be fixed
And sick people just die
And oil fills the sea

We don’t have to pay for freeways!
Our schools are good enough
Give us endless wars
On foreign shores
And lots of Chinese stuff

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

We haven’t killed all the polar bears
But it’s not for lack of trying
Big Bird is sacked
The Earth is cracked
And the atmosphere is frying

Congress went home early
They did their best we know
You can’t cut spending
With elections pending
Unless it’s welfare dough

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And we’re kinda blaming you

Find a park that is still open
And take a breath of poison air
They foreclosed your place
To build a weapon in space
But you can write off your au pair

It’s a little awkward to tell you
But you left us holding the bag
When we look around
The place is all dumbed down
And the long term’s kind of a drag

We’re the children of the future
American through and through
But something happened to our country
And yeah, we’re blaming you

You did your best
You failed the test

Mom and Dad
We’re blaming you!

I’m still reminded of this video, though. 

UPDATE – 10/29/12: What the upper video represents is a chorus of kids like this, from 2007:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY7875_rv1s?rel=0]
Except he doesn’t think that adults “did (our) best.”

UPDATE:  11/4/12 – a comment left in the AR15.com thread on this topic wins One Internet:

We are the children of the future.
You are the hippies of the past.
You voted for Obama.
And he fucked us up the a**.

Last Time Before the Election

And I’ll add a new graphic at the top:

This is new, too:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAkdHzpXXo0?rel=0]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc?rel=0]
And this one:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJFgWA8odBM?rel=0]
And this:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXEoQJ7ZMZs?rel=0]
And these:

The Thomas Sowell excerpt is seven minutes, the Caroline Glick piece is 50 minutes.  Both are absolutely worth your time.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt_q4FA9kUQ?rel=0]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Gqqq0KR98?rel=0]

Low Information Voters?

About what I expected:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skw-0jv9kts?rel=0&w=640&h=360]
Don’t tell me that supporters of the Republicans are just ignorant rubes.

And never tell me that the media isn’t covering for Obama.

Just LISTEN to these people!

“The sad thing about this story is how believable it is.”

The title for this post comes from a comment in this thread at TigerDroppings.com that begins with this post:

Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order (Posted on 10/26/12 at 9:45 p.m.)

I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.

“(The) basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” Panetta told Pentagon reporters. “And as a result of not having that kind of information, the commander who was on the ground in that area, Gen. Ham, Gen. Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation.”

The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.

General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.

The story continues that now General Rodriguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africon.

I found this story when I got home after hearing this story.

President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday.

General Rodrigues Nominated as Head of Africon

As I was typing this I heard John Bolton on Greta say that there are conflicting reports of General Ham’s comments on this tragedy and why a rapid response unit was not deployed. Bolton says someone needs to find out what Ham was saying on 9/11/12.

Interesting to say the least.

Angering, in my opinion.

UPDATE:  Borepatch has his take on it.

UPDATE 10/28/12:  Bayou Renaissance Man says this story is just another conspiracy theory with no basis in reality.  I stand by the title to the piece, though.