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“Peaceful” Protests?….heh….

My man Digger has some excellent photographs and video footage of what the media has deemed a “peaceful protest” in Phoenix yesterday

Heh. Peaceful? Yeah. Right.

Somehow how, I’m not certain that is what I’d call it.

Although I must confess I laughed out loud regarding Sherrif Arapio’s statements on the crowd protesting the flippin’ jail

Saved on Gas.”

Quote of the Day, July 30 2010: TGIF Edition

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday.

It’s Friday, ladies and gentlemen

Hell, yeah.

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Need a Stock Legal Whiz

Hey Folks,

Ok I play the stock market. Have for over a year. I’m not a whiz kid but I know enough on the basics that have made a decent sum even in this crappy economy.

However. One of the company shares in my portfolio is currently being investigated by a legal group.

I’ve been in contact with them, and they have sent me a rather lengthy legal document. I can read and understand most of the fine print, but obviously this is something new to me.

Anyone want to help shed some light on this? I have a copy of the E-mail provided to me by the Legal Corp I’ll happily share as well.

They say its his Birthday!

Today is apparently The Armorer’s Natal Day

So in honor of He of the Large guns and Margarita’s:

1st Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Division , Reinhausen Germany 1919

Hi Rez for ya’ll here!

Quote of the Day, July 29 2010

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.

Mark B. Cohen

Reverse 911

Have you seen this Coolio lookin’ mother fu**er?  Call DeKalb County police and let them know.

(WSB Radio) The man accused of shooting a DeKalb County police officer remains on the run at this hour.

The suspect, identified as Derek Frye, is described as a light-skinned black man, approximately 5  foot 10, 180 pounds with a ponytail.

U.S, Marshals, ATF agents, the Georgia State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies  are assisting DeKalb County police with the search effort.

DeKalb police spokesman Jason Gagnon said Frye is wanted for the Wednesday afternoon shooting of Officer Jerome Tillery near the intersection of Bouldercrest and River roads in Ellenwood.

Tillery was responding to the report of a shooting in the neighborhood when he encountered the suspect.

Because of the serious nature of the crime, Gagnon told WSB’s Mark Alewine “we’ve done a reverse 911 with the citizens in this area to just alert them that we have a wanted fugitive on the loose that’s obviously armed and dangerous.”

Frye has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault.  It’s unclear if he has a previous criminal record.

Tillery, who’s 26 years old and has been with the police department for two years, is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.  His cousin, Tony Blake, told Channel 2 Action News “one thing about it, he’s tough, he’s tough, he’s a pretty tough guy.”


Twitter Updates for 2010-07-29

  • Best reason 2 keep an open mind RE LeakRT @Blackfive Battlefield Information – Wikileaks, the Military, and the Truth #
  • Did John Edwards recommend his hairstylist to you? #PredictedToughViewQuestions #
  • If this isn't grounds for a possible secession…. #
  • New Article on the Arizona law ruling #
  • This Arizona Law thing royally pisses me off. Ruling opens way for those of us with jobs to provide free education, work, homes, & HC (cont) #
  • (cont) for a completely non tax paying part of our social citizenry. Nothing like judicial activism! #
  • Govt cant run economy Can't run Auto company Can't enforce own laws. But can enforce regulation on *already* law abiding tax paying czens!! #
  • Got my support RT @tweetdrudge Vows appeal… #
  • Jedi's worried about radiation exposure from light sabers. Considering hands free policy #wookieeleaks #
  • Republic planets concerned about the influx of illegal Ewoks crossing border. Proposes stiff local regulation. #wookieeleaks #
  • Helplessness and Anarchy…Very Good and Sobering Read #

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Ladies and Gentlemen….There is a Problem

Todays revelation regarding the Arizona immigration law set me to thinking as well as set me to anger.

When I got home I reread two articles that I found rather intriguing regarding the issue. Both written by Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, Prof. William Richardson. Professor Richardson is also a blogger, whom runs a site called Legal Insurrection.

I won’t pretend to be anywhere near as knowledgeable of the law as the good Professor, I will attempt to understand, and be as clear ,as best I can.

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Sater’s Capitol Straighttalk July 26, 2010

Received from David Sater of the 68th District of Missouri

As full disclosure I must note that I support David Sater. I have found him to be honest, straight forward, and one of the few politicians in the region who has been willing to open communication with bloggers such as myself.

DAVID SATER – Serving the 68th District


As you may of read in the newspapers, the Governor called a Special Session several weeks ago. Unless you were on a committee that heard these bills, you did not have to be there until the bill was on the floor for a vote. The rules are that only the bills the Governor has requested can be discussed and voted on during a Special Session. No other subject matter can be open.

Bill number one pertained to the state employee pensions and I had no problem voting yes for this bill. All that was in it was that people hired after January 1st, 2011 can participate in the retirement program by contributing 4% of their salary into the pension program. Almost every business entity that I know has similar provisions of employee participation. This will save the state around 10-12 million dollars per year in the future.

The other legislation was on tax incentives for the Ford plant in Claycomo, Missouri and was not favorable to me. The state was going to use the money saved in the pension bill to pay for the tax incentives per year to keep the Ford plant in Missouri. The legislation called for 10 years of these incentives at 15 million per year. Number one, the figures did not add up and I am afraid we will have to take a few million dollars from other programs already financially drained. Second, we have healthcare programs that we are not fully funded and people are going without medical treatment. I am talking about the Medicaid population, especially the elderly and disabled. If we were going to do anything with the money from the pension program, let’s spend it to keep people out of nursing homes and emergency rooms. These are life and death programs. Budgeting is a matter of priority of importance. Thirdly, there are many businesses in Missouri that could use tax incentives to stay open. Picking and choosing one concern over another is never fair. I would be more in favor of using this money for all businesses in our state and use it in an even and fair manner. So, I voted against this bill but it passed anyway. I am only one vote in 163. I thought about speaking against it on the floor, but most people had already made up their minds and it was going to pass anyway.

In the Senate, a Senator has a right to filibuster, which is a stalling tactic to take up time, so that a vote on a bill does not happen. Senator Chuck Purgason spoke for over 10 hours hoping to defeat this bill. Senator Jack Goodman helped with this, but in the end the Senate voted to pass the bill and send it to the House, where it was passed.

Our next session will be in September which is the Veto Session. We will probably just meet and come home, which will be a waste of time and money.

The State of Missouri’s fiscal year ended on June 30th by setting a record. However, it is a record that we would not strive to every meet or exceed again. State net general revenue ended at a minus 9.1% ($6,774,323,630), the largest decline that anyone can remember in state history. What makes matters worse, the previous record was minus 6.9% set last year. The challenges for next year’s budget are substantial. This year’s budget contains 860 million dollars of one time Federal Budget Stabilization Funds (Federal Stimulus Money) which will not be available next year. That amount will have to be cut from the core budget next year of find a replacement source of income. I do not know of one.

I hope everyone is having a good summer. It looks like the heat of this summer is making up for the cool last summer. Stay safe and look out for your elderly neighbors who may not have a cooling system.

Begining of the End…

Arizona has signs like this at the border...but there isn't a problem? How stupid do the American people look?

So a Federal judge is ripping the Arizona law.

Legal Insurrection has the best write up so far.

Get ready ladies and gentlemen, because this is where the metal meets the meat.

Smell the sweat, and the bad breath. Arizona has two choices here: fight or flight. Somehow given the problems they are having and the lack of the federal government to do..well..anything….fight will be their option. I can’t see them going quietly in to that good night, not at this stage. Further since a majority of Americans supported this law, it casts a very grim light on our federal government system.

This could get extremely ugly folks. Think secession ain’t a possibility? Think again. Anything is possible when you start talking about governmental sovereignty and the protection of citizens.

And it applies to more than just Arizona. Sarah Boltons ruling paves the way for illegals to come and openly seek and take jobs in the United States.

…..Court therefore does not enjoin the
following provisions of S.B. 1070:
Section 7 of S.B. 1070
A.R.S. § 23-212: amending the crime of knowing employment of
unauthorized aliens
Section 8 of S.B. 1070
A.R.S. § 23-212.01: amending the crime of intentional employment of
unauthorized aliens
Section 9 of S.B. 1070
A.R.S. § 23-214: amending the requirements for checking employment

12 Million Americans are out of work and this Administration just opened the flood gates for another country to come and take the jobs we do have without those individuals paying a solitary dime in taxes.

Furthermore this brings up a very ugly reality about both our judicial-ship and our current administration:

They don’t care about you and I.
Just about the possible votes they can get and staying in office.

However there is a silver lining in all this.

If states are not allowed to enforce federal law, based on this judges reasoning does that mean states will not have to enforce ObamaCare to its residency?

Day 8

Routine is setting in finally. Work out Monday thru Friday. Rest Saturday and Sunday.

Challenge was getting up this morning. As I mentioned my secret weapon came in finally. First use in over 10 years was yesterday afternoon.

I did barely 15 minutes and accordingly my heart rate hit over 180. Ended up doing another 10 minutes of cool down to let my heart come down slow. Now that’s cardio!

The secret weapon of course is my kettle bell. I used it a lot at Ft. Lewis and loved it as well as the results. I am having to work my way in to it however, as I really have let myself go. The good news of the day is Rx-2 told me I was down to 256 from 258 this morning.

Game on.

Quote of the Day July 28, 2010

One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine.

Sir William Osler

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It would be Funny…

President of Iran Ahmadinejad. Also called AlphabetSoup, Ahmeanhim (said with a Southern accent), and That-guy-with-the-name-that’s-impossible-name-to-pronounce-whose-in-charge-of-Iran.

He could be a comedian. His public stand up comedy routine, that passes for politics, is somewhere south of Robin Williams and left of Dennis Miller.

It would be funny.
If it wasn’t for the possibility he has or is developing nuclear weapons.
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Quote of the Day, July 27, 2010

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

W. Somerset Maugham

I thought I killed that memory…

I got a call from a dear friend yesterday on the way home, it was BloodSpite, he had news.  Whether or not this was good news, or bad news remains to be seen.

My first, umm, how should I put this delicately, intimate girlfriend contacted him and asked about me.


I hadn’t thought about her in quite a few years, and that would be on purpose.  Our relationship wasn’t quite puppy dogs and kitten whiskers….at one point when we had been broken up a while, her crazed boyfriend at the time sat outside my house all night waiting for me to come home, so that he could…try to pummel me – damn fool, don’t people know that I am never at home.

When I made it home, I checked my Facebook page, and sure enough, I had been found.  My status alerts looked like a damned Christmas tree!

Whats to come? Who knows….I do know this: Curiosity Killed the Married Man….


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