Four fiscal hawks are refusing to extend benefits by way of a filibuster that is about to bring funemployment crashing to reality. Too bad, so sad. I feel for the folks who are about to get a reality check, not so much the unemployed as their landlords, and others who have been receiving trickle down from them. Unemployment should be a program of diminishing benefits. It should also be tied to the employee's record. By that I mean each person should have their own account, and what they contribute should be what they get. If a guy stays employed for thirty years, and one day winds up without a job, he should have 100% of the benefits from those years. If on the other hand, he has held a job for less then a year, he should receive substantially less. As it is now, states take excess benefits and funnel them into the state coffers and spend spend spend. Unemployment is a hidden tax that right now is biting the states big time. Privatize it!
Like the Rapid Rifle, this gun's maker no longer turns out AR lowers. Tromix delved into the market for a short time, but then returned to their primary skill, the AK and related weapons. I picked this lower up at the same sale as the Rapid fire lower, but for substantially more money. Tony Rumore has been smithing since 1999. His initial line up included the sledgehammer series of bigbore AR-15's offering customers a choice of calibers from 357 automag to the 50 Action Express. His specialty now are Saiga shotguns, and his target customers eat em up as fast as he can deliver them. Workmanship on the Tromix TR-15 is top notch. Tony's attention to detail is as good as any offered by Bushmaster, Colt, or Smith and Wesson. This beaut is topped with a Bushmaster 16" barreled flat top A3 upper and sports a 3x9 Pine Ridge scope. As total production was under 500 copies, this gun also will stay in my collection a long time. Its a tough call as to which is the most iconic weapon of all time, The AR or the AK. Both designs have weathered well and served thier respective countries for four plus decades. For toughness and an ability to handle abuse, the AK is tops, but for accuracy My choice is the AR.
Last night on OReilly, Glen Beck stated that he expects the action against Libya to end poorly for the US and our allies. Lets consider, Libya was a sponsor of terrorism in the middle east for many years. They were responsible for attacks in Berlin and the Lockerbie bombing. Certainly they are not angels, and as deserving as Iraq for a good ass whooping. We should have assassinated Qdaffy in the 80's. Libya in 2011 though was at least temporarily not a threat to the US. With a civil war boiling Qdaffy would be unable to carry out much internationally right now. We don't know a lot about the revolutionaries there. I won't call them freedom fighters, what little I have seen says that if they gain control they will most likely be as bad as Saddam, or Khomeini. The world is full of despots. Of the 190+ nations in the world, the largest portion of them are ruled by dictators of one form or another. Some of them are benevolent, many are like Kim Mentally Il or Amalamadingdong. The problem is we cannot spend all our days kicking their asses, especially when whom ever replaces them will be just as bad. In the end, our involvement will result in another attack on the US. Our administration of a no fly zone in Iraq didn't work out well, Clinton bombed Saddam on several occasions, and all it did was strengthen their resolve. If Barry the bone head really wanted to accomplish something on his home continent, he should have gone after the Somali pirates, a force that is a threat to US interests and property. We should not have become militarily involved in Libya. We have no real justification. Supplying weapons to the revolutionaries maybe, because muslims killing muslims is a good thing.
Our man caused disaster has determined that Kinetic Military Action is what is needed in Libya. WTF? Is this his sublte way of telling us KMA or Kiss My Ass?
Maybe Barry is still stuck in junior high where he wandered the halls of his school wearing a sign that said "Kick My Ass.
And whats this with him getting locked out of the White House? The first time it happened it was funny. Now its just plain stupid. I'd like to see him locked out permanently, but it takes an act of congress to make that happen.
Seems the Border patrol nabbed a van load of illegals dressed in USMC uniforms and driving a vehicle with an altered government tag. If that isn't espionage, what is? These people jumping our borders are an invasion as much as If they were troops in uniforms. They are systematically destroying our economy, and politicians like janet Incompetanto and her boss the Phoney King from Kenya are all about letting them. I know he is just pandering to his base, but at the rate he is going there won't be an America left for the 2012 elections.
For what you ask? Harp seals showing up in US waters as far south as North Carolina. We have endured years of Al Bore blaming every last thing on global warming, saying its the fault of all the SUV drivers (himself included?) Now that solar activity has shifted and we have cooler times, lets blame the idiots who believed his BS for this activity which is a danger to those seals who venture away from the ice.
Biden, in a speach in Philadelphia started off by explaining how he championed the violence against women act, and his "don't blame the victim" approach. As he rambled on in his diatribe, he blamed republicans for the mess this country is in, and in a way, he is right, I'll explain that at the end. he went on to defend the unions and public workers who are now under attack for their pillaging of taxpayer wallets. he has gone arround the bend to don't blame the culprit. For years, governments have been growing like a hog with a sewn shut asshole. They consume and consume, get fatter and fatter, demand more and more. With monstrosities like Davis Bacon, we even get civilian contractors to the government acting like government workers. In this area, workers on military and government jobs make nearly double what they would on a private sector job. That is irresponsible. It is ripping off the taxpayers. So, how are republicans really to blame? Simple, when our elected representatives decided to act like democrats rather than adults, They created a situation where the voters became disgusted and gave the delinquents free reign. Lets get back on track as FISCAL conservatives and stay on track. Then when the liberal looney bins in California and elsewhere need bailed out, just say hell no.
Several years ago at an auction, I happened on a box of parts that caught my eye. Buried in among all the various pieces from many types of guns were two AR-15 lowers. One had been altered and ruined by welding, but the other was still in original shape. I got the mess and several other boxes for around $100. This rifle is what arose from those parts, a Rapid Rifle RR-223. The Rapid Rifle was produced by Ohio Rapid Fire in Troy Ohio. It appears they have folded, but at one time, business was booming. They had a variety of weapons running out the door including machine guns and 1919 semis. A google search will turn up a variety of links especially on forums about their work. As you can see, this lower is rough. The upper is a Colt, so don't worry about it. The lower though lacks the fine polish and shine of a Bushmaster or Olympic. That takes nothing away from performance. While this piece has not been lugged through mud and snow, I have given it some what of a work out, and it has performed well. The scope is a mil spec glass with illuminated reticle. It also has a back up flip sight. The scope is a recent addition, and I have yet to take it to the range for zeroing. Due to the apparent demise of Rapid Fire, this one will stay in my collection for a good long time.
The last week has been spent on repairing an apartment shower. The old surround was tile, and installed before I bought the place. Long before. A few tiles came lose. The tenants didn't mention it. The next door tenants did. by then, the wall was rotted out, the floor was sagging, its over a crawl space, and water was seeping into the next apartment. We ended up tearing out the shower and moving it. Since the bathroom WAS long, we had plenty of room to relocate it. With building new walls, laying up tile and installing new water and sewer lines, its been a looooong week. The building is old, one hundred and twenty years plus. Opportunities like this present them selves now and then, Every chance I get, I try to replace sewer lines and water lines. The old stuff is cast and brittle. The quake in Japan was something! I don't listen to the radio much when I work. The liberal stations here tend to piss me off with their lies, and when I listen to the conservative ones I get really mad, and old buildings aint a good place to vent anger. A friend called me up and told me his kids, in Hawaii were safe. I had no clue what he was talking about until lunch. Imagine the amount of power involved. Let me assure you though, worse is yet to come. How do I know? I read The Book. When ever something like this happens, I cannot help but wonder if we are in the end times. Lets see, Wars and rumors of wars? Check, been pretty near constant for a century or more. famine and pestilence? Check, we have enough land in the world to feed all the people, but that war thing tends to inhibit farming in some areas. Add the effects of communism and watch production fall. And we have Dear Reader wanting to make us a commie country now. Earth quakes? Check again. It seems to me they are getting worse too. I don't have a prediction for the date of the end of times, I just know its coming. The one hitch I see is that Jesus said "For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage..." See the problem? The only marriage taking place these days is the perverts. maybe thats what was happening in the days of Noah.
I think that I have already answered the first question adequately. In the present state of affairs I am convinced that we cannot possibly dispense with the trades unions. On the contrary, they are among the most important institutions in the economic life of the nation. Not only are they important in the sphere of social policy but also, and even more so, in the national political sphere. For when the great masses of a nation see their vital needs satisfied through a just trade unionist movement the stamina of the whole nation in its struggle for existence will be enormously reinforced thereby.
Before everything else, the trades unions are necessary as building stones for the future economic parliament, which will be made up of chambers representing the various professions and occupations.
I guess we have the answer to THAT! Now I not trying to say unions don't have a purpose, If we need a corporation bankrupted in short order, we can rely on the unions for that. If we want our kids to have crappy educations and waste twelve years of their lives, we can count on the unions for that. But above all, if we want to have socialist leades who are morally bankrupt, who want to drive jobs and wealth over seas, while allowing the dregs of the planet to invade, we can really count on the unions for that. The only place a union serves a purpose today is in providing a labor pool for contracters who need differing numbers of workers on a regular basis and who do not have the time to advertise, screen and train them. Beyond that, if a person is employed in one job for more than one year, the union is an impediment, and should be scrapped. If some one doesn't like the wages, they can quit and work else where. Safety items can de dealt with via government intrusion err OSHA.
William F Pepper is an attorney in Lox Angeles. He may also be the dumbest human alive. That he passed law school magnifies the argument that liars err lawyers are unfit for elected office. What sparks this diatribe? Pepper is the liar err lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, the Jordanian scumbag that shot Robert Kennedy. From the article: Outside the prison, Pepper said he was planning further legal actions on Sirhan's behalf.
"This is an ongoing story" he said. "We're not going to let him rot in here for a crime he didn't commit."
What more can I say? Lawyer? Check. California nut? Check. Dumber then a box of bricks? you decide.
A recently released study says that 1/2 of men in the United States have HPV. Thats a scary thought. I certainly don't have plans to sleep with any men, but the cold hard truth is that when you jump beds as so many men do these days, you might just as well be. Fifty years ago the big VD threats were syphilis and gonorrhea. One hurt like living hell, the other made you crazy and eventually killed you. When antibiotics corraled these threats and ushered in the sexual revolution, the next pandemic was herpes. Whats the diffrence between herpes and true love? Herpes is FOREVER! Close on its heels was the AIDS scare. Originally called GRID for gay related imune deficiency, It quickly spread through the heterosexual population as well, killing thousands. In the midst of all that, warts was identified as well. HPV is the common name for the virus that spreads a variety of maladies from planters warts to skin tags. At first, genital warts was identified as irritating but it would go away in a few years just like the ones on your hands did when you were a kid. Not So Fast. There are now close to one hundred strains of HPV identified. Condoms offer little protection, and like many viruses it appears to mutate readily. That means gardisil may be only a short time stop gap. Does the idea of penile cancer apeal to you? How about throat cancer? They along with cervical cancer are the reward for sexual revolutionaries today. Did you notice a few years back when they switched from calling it safe sex to safer sex? Lets face reality. We were created by a thorough designer, GOD. He wrote an instruction book for our lives called the Bible. It is chock full of little tidbits that if followed will help you and me avoid problems such as these. A few years back I got turned down by several different gals. I guess I was lucky, two of them now have cervical cancer. Thats a wake up call! I was just getting out of one marriage and looking for some fun and adventure. Glad I missed it. The idea of penile or throat cancer just doesn't sound appealing right now, especially with Obungler care. The good news for all you muslims, HPV does not endanger your goats.
This is pathetic, but darn funny when you think about it for a second.
Two magazines, Country Living (95.99% white readership) and Ebony /Jet (99.99% black readership) did surveys on....
"WHAT DO PEOPLE FEAR MOST?" The results were interesting, to say the least....
Country Living magazine's top three answers were: 1. Nuclear war/terrorist attack in U.S 2. Child/spouse dying 3. Terminal illness
Ebony / Jet magazine's top three answers were: 1. Ghosts 2. Dogs 3. Registered mail
No Kidding... And these are the people who put Obama over the top; what would you expect?
AND TO GO ALONG WITH ALL OF THIS, I'LL SHARE TWO QUOTES; ONE PITIFUL AND ONE GREAT! "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me, as we change it."-- Barack Obama
''Life's tough, pilgrim, and it's even tougher if you're stupid.'' John Wayne