Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Combat Mindset

A naked man breaks into an 88-year old woman's home and attacks her, shoving her face into a chair.

So what does she do?

Grabs him right in the jimmies and gives 'em a good crank.

You GO, girl!

And the perp's name is Michael G. Dick. You can't make this stuff up.

Monday, December 29, 2008

It Ain't Just A River In Egypt

Illinois governor (for the time being) Rod Blagojevich still insists he has done absolutely nothing wrong.

Of course, since Illinois always has been at the top of the corruption hit parade, maybe Blago just can't tell the difference any more.

I was born and raised in Chicago. There is absolutely no way anyone can become a major-league politician in Illinois without buying his/her way into the machine. And everything else is tied up in the mess as well.

When I was growing up, my father worked as an accountant at the main post office. I remember the arguments at home over his refusal to pay off the appropriate politicians in order to get a promotion or raise. That was the only way you could advance in those days.

Much later, a friend worked at the Lincoln Park Zoo. All the upper-level positions there were also political gimme jobs. She told me about a new manager with no animal-behavior qualifications at all who ordered all the toys be taken away from the baby apes in the zoo nursery. According to him, they were animals, not children, and didn't need anything to amuse themselves.

Apes being highly creative, though, they solved their boredom problem by fingerpainting every reachable surface. With, ahem, natural materials.

My friend said Mr. Expert should have been required to clean up the mess himself. With a toothbrush. Preferably his.

So how can people believe that Barack Obama is the only non-corrupt politician to ever come out of that cesspool?

What are the odds?

Friday, December 26, 2008

Moving Forward

As we face a new year with legislatures reconvening, we can count on seeing more bills designed to deprive us of our Second Amendment rights. Those in office who prefer to rule unarmed subject instead of serve self-reliant citizens will be encouraged in their vile purpose by the
coronation and ascensionelection and inauguration of Barack Obama, whose citizen-disarmament record is beyond question.

At least by anyone who is actually paying attention.

So I remind you here of Dr. Suzanna Gratia-Hupp's courageous testimony before the Texas legislature after she survived the massacre at the Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas on October 16, 1991. Both her parents were killed in that incident.

Dr. Hupp became an outspoken opponent of citizen disarmament/criminal empowerment and successfully ran for a seat in the Texas House of Representatives. She held that seat from 1996 to 2006, when she chose not to run for reelection.

May we all share her courage and determination for the fight to come.