Time for some Christmas Thuds, since they seem to be jumping off the pages of the dead-tree media at your blogger this ayem.
Thud The First: Some PeeCee person just re-wrote the famous Christmasy/Santa Claus story, "Twas the night before Christmas" to make it more PeeCee, and with the ASSistance of the Assinine Academy of Pediatrics and the Assinine Library Association, who plugged the book for her, and her own plunking down of $200K of borrowed money, the "self-published" author Pamela McColl will try to inject PeeCee into Christmas. In her perverted version of the poem, Santa no longer smokes a pipe, and it is noted that he wears artificial (faux) fur trim on his red suit. Apparently nothing is said about his abuse of reindeer, making only eight of them pull a sled that must weigh in the millions of pounds. You're going to fail, McColl, because PeeCee doesn't stretch that far in the wildest dreams of it's perverted progenitors. When you fail, you'll be out on the street, since your home will be repossessed due to you encumbering it with a $200K loan. My tip to you? When you have to panhandle to stay alive in those cold Canadian winters, do it outside a Starbucks, those coffee-swilling yuppies have a lot of money.
Thud the Second: North Korea's missile launch. I'm not worried, and here's why:
- Throw weight. This missile probably can't carry a payload of 300 pounds to full range on it's third stage, and the Norks' nukes weigh a ton or so at least.
- Launch platform. This is our early-60's tech the Norks are using. They have one launch pad, and the erection of a missile for launch takes at least two weeks. Aside from short-range, outdated battlefield missiles which they have unsuccessfully tried to boost to the class of IRBMs, missiles like this current "Long Dong 3" or what ever they call it, are one-off, multistage missiles which they have to build one at a time, giving the US and allies plenty of time to spot preparation and react accordingly.
- For this missile to be an actual threat, the Norks will have to develop a miniature version of a warhead, and such development took the US over 30 years, and we have far better research facilities.
- What's next? The Norks will shoot off a nuke in an underground test, and claim it was a miniature, suitable for placement on the Long Dong 3. That will be bullshit, and needs to be called bullshit when it happens.
Countervailing actions: what we need to do is ask the ChiComs their price to shut this program down. It might be too high, it might be acceptable, who knows? The next thing to do is announce that some of our missiles in our ICBM fields are now targeted and on alert against North Korea. This will drive them batshit, and it's always fun to watch the current Kimmie go batshit. It's possible that the Norks would build Long Dongs and sell them to Iran. This one is a no-brainer: those missiles get lost at sea in shipment, and lost with extreme prejudice. We have attack submarines and SEALs for that. In the event one makes it overland to Iran through China, we sanction China by refusing to pay interest on all that money they loaned us, and we tell them that ahead of time. Then we take those hundreds of billions saved and build more Navy to counteract the ChiCom's build up of THEIR navy.
Thud the Third: "Doug the Mesothelioma Victim". This ad for some ambulance-chaser law firm has been around for at least 3 years now. Do you suppose Doug is still alive? I've been stuck watching this nauseating commercial for the ambulance-chasing branch of law since Doug first raised his ugly head, and knowing what I know about the progression and spread of lung cancer (Mama died of it in 6 months from detection), I find it doubtful that he could still be alive. So, it is legal for the law-pirates to air that commercial if he is dead? OTOH, maybe Doug wasn't real to start with, but if THAT'S the case, could the ambulance-chaser firm be sued for false advertising? Anyway, Doug is the subject of many blogs, it seems, just search on "Doug Mesothelioma Still Alive". After my search, I noted that he is some sort of a folk hero to a few people. How perverted have we become?
Thud the Fourth: Well, I said here that there would be no dancing in the blood after the Oregon mall shooting. I was wrong. State Senator Ginny "no 2A for you" Burdick of Noath Pote-land just announced that she will introduce a Bill to ban normal capacity magazines. Gosh, since over half of the people in Oregon live within an hour's drive of Washington State, where those magazines won't be banned, and since most folks with gunz have plenty of maggys by now anyway, just what will her Bill come to? She won't succeed in having previous maggys confiscated, we don't do that here and even her fellow (D)onks won't go that far, the best she could hope for is to have sales banned for the future and a prohibition on concealed carry of 10+ maggys. One might also point out to the Wicked Witch of Gun Control that the shooter two days ago had an effective rate of fire that could have been done with a single shot rifle in the hands of a trained person, and a boltie milsurp rifle in the hands of anyone who owns one, or easily a levergun hunting rifle, and there are probably 200,000 of those in this State. So, I have a deal for Mizzz BurDICK: if she'll let me carry any rifle I choose openly, anywhere in the State, or any pistol I own, openly, anywhere, I'll accept her restriction of 10-round magazines. How about it, Senator? Trade you Constitutional Carry for magazine capacity restriction? In case my gunny friends think I'm nutz, go view Joe Huffman's video on shooting rapidly with 10-rounders. Hell, Jerry Miculek demonstrated twelve rounds from a S&W revolver in 2.99 seconds. I've seen training film of the EffBeeEye doing 18 rounds in about 5.xx seconds. A Tommy (Brit soldier) in WW2 demonstrated the "Mad Minute" for King George VI, 60 rounds in one minute, from a boltie Enfield, all shots hitting a 12" X 12" target at 200 yards. Magazine restrictions mean nothing, except that they are an obvious attempt to restrict a Civil Right, which is why they must not be tolerated.
Thud the Fifth: Union thuggery in MI. Unless you watch the Nuze on Fox, you wouldn't have seen the vids of the thuggery in the "Rotunda", a plaza right outside the Capitol in Lansing, MI, since the MSM carefully avoided the subject. If you watch the vids, you ought to be struck by one thing: the amazing lack of the po-po. The Gendarmes were MIA at that riot. Now, I live in the Portland area, and we're no strangers here to hotly-contested left-right street confrontations. The police are always there, and the FIRST demonstrator of ANY political stripe that even utters "fighting words" gets to wear bracelets and visit Da Judge, after wiping the pepper spray from their face. The protracted riot in Lansing had no police even visible, let alone taking any peace-keeping actions. I was a cop for 25 years, and I'm here to say that whatever your political leanings, you have a yearning to keep the peace, that's drummed into you from Day One when you are sworn in. Folks, the Fix was in out there in Lansing, that is the only thing possible. The cops must have been ORDERED to let the union bully-boys have their way, assaulting and threatening women and children, and putting them at risk by tearing down a closed tent with them in it, stomping on that tent from the outside, and using knives to hack pieces out of that flattened, occupied tent off for souvenirs. In my book, that's at least the crime of Recklessly Endangering the Life of Another, in Oregon, a Class A misdemeanor, which might even be a felony because a gang did it and used weapons to do it with. Do a Google Search on "union thug arrests in Lansing" and you will not find one single account of an arrest, yet HD videos of the thugs and thuggery have been available to the police for two days now. Now search on "lansing police press release" and you will see plenty of them, but NONE on the biggest deal the Lansing PD has had in their jurisdiction in years. There was one presser from the Michigan State Police, who were supposedly sending "dozens" of troopers from the Upper Peninsula (a separate land mass from Lower Michigan) down to Lansing to help out, but that presser says nothing about any arrests or even if the deployment ever took place, since it involves a drive of several hundred miles and would have left the Upper Peninsula enforcement level too low. Nope, this entire affair is a national shame, even more so since many of the thugs involved (and shown in the videos) wore apparel identifying a company, presumably theirs, and some others wore union apparel. Tell you what, readers, if I'm a personal injury lawyer licensed to practice in MI, I go to AFP-MI and find those victims, and I start filing lawsuits. In each of those lawsuits, I name the Lansing Police Department as co-defendant.
Enough Thuds for this Holiday season. Enjoy the rest of yours.