Showing posts from March 25, 2012

Pick a Bottom, Ryan*Updated x 2

I've been waiting for you Ryan Leaf. Ryan Leaf was one of the greatest NFL "busts" of all time. He was a great quarterback for Washington State in the late 90's and took them to a rare Rose Bowl appearance. He was drafted second behind Peyton Manning and all I really remember was that NFL teams that looked at Ryan said he had a shitty attitude. I always suspected otherwise.  Ryan faded away. He popped up a decade later after he was busted for burglary and drug charges in Texas. That's when I knew for sure. I have always taken an interest in Leaf for a couple of reasons. He is a Montana boy like myself. There are so few of us that I hated to see all of that talent go to waste. But mostly I think, Ryan reminded me of me- sans any marketable talent. Reminding me of me can only mean one thing. You got a bad attitude kid. Ok, so how do

When Cops Lose Their Minds

I guess if I had to subtitle this and capture a theme I'd say...most things when done in moderation... are acceptable. That includes ticket writing. For the record, I am a retired cop. I absolutely hate seeing articles like this one. Turning ticket writing into a sport. A certain amount of traffic enforcement is necessary. Quotas and chicken shit tickets don't qualify. I can honestly tell you that in the quarter century that I pushed a patrol car around- I never made a sport out of writing tickets or generating revenue. I wrote a bunch- most all of them were at least 15 MPH over. Pushing quotas and contests means cops have to dip down to hit numbers. That means a proliferation of chicken shit tickets. I also started a traffic school. I did that because it was a good idea for people and it helped them avoid points and higher premiums. I did no

Come Get Some... Gun Porn

I loved the Spas 12 with a J hook. Until I saw this. The SRM 1216. A few days ago, a friend of mine introduced me to this shotgun. Built right here in Boise. It's a shade over two grand- but if you want to annihilate an army of zombies and fast- I'm not sure there is anything better than this. So if I could only have one gun in the bunker with me at the end of times, it would probably be this bad boy. Note those familiar hills in the background. Then there's this. Good luck getting one of these.

I Don't Dial 911

A couple of days ago, some kid comes to my door trying to sell me one of those home alarm systems. He had no idea who he was talking to. But I liked the kid so I invited him in. Sales pitches always have the same scripted components. The first thing salesmen do is try to create a need for whatever it is that they are selling. So I had to listen to the part about the burglary that happened only a block away from my house last week. It sent chills up my spine. Well, not really. If I really wanted to mess with this kid I would have asked him a bunch of pointed questions about that burglary- knowing full well he would not be able to answer them- but I liked the kid. So I let him run a bit with the script. They were going to install the alarm system for free... in exchange for putting a sign in my yard. Yea sure. Anyway...I finally had to stop him. I said kid there is nothing in my house worth dying for and I'll stack my preparation and skills up against most idiots short of a tac

Telling Lies

Today, while running around Boise and avoiding traffic collisions, I was listening to Bloomberg Radio. They were talking about the 7 million barrel build in oil inventories this week and pondering why oil was still over 100 bucks. Unleaded gas hasn't even budged. What Bloomberg didn't mention is how Obama's EPA shut down two east coast refiners and one in the Caribbean. When you lose 50% of the total refining capacity for the east coast- you are going to have a price squeeze all over the US and thus some serious supply problems. And get this- THEY are still talking about releasing petroleum from strategic reserves. Like that is going to help our refining problems. It won't do a thing. We don't have a supply problem. We have a refining problem. Then if that wasn't enough bullshit for one little on air segment- Bloomberg reported that there is a good chance that unemployment will be in the 6% range by early 2013. Who were they sourcing?? The NY FED!! Unbel

When Fascism Becomes the Rage

There are a lot of people talking about fascism in the United States. I've never really liked the term "fascism." I find it to be ambiguous and imprecise. I've embedded the wiki definition here: Most people when using that term, are describing a dictator run state wherein all of the power rests with government. Due process is abandoned. The democrats actually support this agenda inadvertently.  As the statists require more and more laws from government, they are creating a fascist state. More and more law means less and less freedom. That is as simple as I can make it. This morning I read an article on ZeroHedge about the state of California and how it is extorting money from people. That is what a desperate, bankrupt entity does when clinging to survival. Here then is a wondrous and perfect example. California

Obama Pimps the White House

Ya wanna see the the white house? Just give me a bunch of dough. The press says it is a legal and established practice. So is getting drunk. So it's all good. I got to thinking. Maybe Obama should open up a gift shop in the West Wing and have Michelle run it. They could sell decks of cards, cocktail napkins, autobiographies signed by Wiliam Ayers, lots of snacks, and maybe some of those fake ID's. Maybe have a section of the gift shop dedicated to photography- Michelle could sell pictures of all of the places she has traveled to. The problem is staffing. You have to actually be in the White House to sell shit. Playing golf, vacationing, and pissing off Netanyahu is not going to bring in the campaign dollars. They should hire about 100 part time workers and then drop the unemployment rate a percentage point. Recovery bitches! Maybe they should just turn the WH into a giant daycare instea

Nobody Can Steal Like The Government Can

Back in the day, when I was Chief, we'd hire these young kids on the police department. Very often, and almost without exception, the first thing these kids would do is run out and buy a new truck. That is a rite of passage in Idaho. This of course, was quite possibly the worst investment they could make. Insurance companies love young white males. They gouge the shit out of that segment of drivers and then adamantly defend their positions by stating that young male drivers are the most accident prone. I agree. But that doesn't give them a license to steal. Insurance companies could not get away with price gouging tactics if their statistics weren't pooled and lumped together. In other words if insurance was specifically assigned to individuals rather than groups- there is no way they could justify that thievery. And good drivers would not be paying for bad drivers. Of course they will never do this, having manipulated this categorical age and sex gouging for maximum prof

Statists Rejoice! Collecting Rainwater and Feeding the Homeless Now Becoming Illegal

Like I said. They won't stop until they have a law for everything. Except abortion. Oh do explain Republocrats and Democons how the Libertarians are stark raving mad...

Angry White Dude Lashes Out

Thanks Kenny. One more reason to hate the media. One more reason to dislike Obama. Nothing says media bias like this. Click here for a fascinating look at media spin. Over at Kenny's. It really frosts my ass that this "President" of ours inserts himself into every news event (think beer summit, slut accusations, and this)  to steal some face time. To call Obama a self centered narcissist- is a blow to self centered narcissists everywhere. Obama and that Kardashian gal would make a great couple. Sans flour.

Predatory Women

A woman broke into a home in Australia and assaulted a man by performing oral sex on him. She has been charged with rape. Let's hope they make an example of this woman. Stop this before it becomes commonplace. The state department will probably issue a traveler's warning for folks traveling to Australia. I'm not sure I feel safe anymore. That sounds like some sort of evil, savage, and lawless frontier they have down under.