30 November 2005

It Sometimes Pays To Be Different

The Saturday after Thanksgiving I took my car to the Greater Orlando Florida Super Sport Team's (GOFASST) Turkey Rod Run Protest Cruise in Daytona.

The protest cruise started because the Turkey Rod Run in the infield at the Daytona International Speedway is restricted to cars 1984 and older OR "Special Interest Vehicles". Apparently the 94-96 Impala is not special interest enough. So, what we do is get between 20 and 40 '91 to '96 B-Bodies and cruise A1A in Daytona with all the other hot rods. We stand out because there are so many of us all together and we are all the same car.

This large group of the same car attracts attention. And once attention is drawn, being different from the crowd makes you stand out. '94 to '96 Impala SS' came in just three colors, black, green-gray and dark maroon. The maroon and black look the same at night. My blue and black two tone looks black at night too, but I have a day-glo green stripe dividing the two colors. Several people noticed that and looked closer.

Among the people looking closer was a photographer for the Florida Cruise News, a statewide publication for the hot rodding crowd! YEEE FUCKING HA!!!!

This is the payoff for all the hard damn work and suffering with the crappy tranny. And it is a slap in the face for all the snobby Impala SS people who looked down on my baby for starting its life as a Caprice. Bet that $10k motor is feeling real good when they ignored your car and drooled on mine, huh?

So ding a ling lang my dang along ling long.

By the way, visit here to see the beast.

20 November 2005

Clean! It Is Clean! Clean Like It Was Before Time Began!

I have cleaned and organized the garage!

Cleaning the garage and relinquishing the junk. Stage one, preparation. For this you will need one garage which you will not leave. Loud music. Good beer, ten bottles of. American beer, eight bottles of, for consumption cold. Ice cream, vanilla, one large tub of. Magnesia, milk of, one bottle. Gatorade, mouthwash, vitamins. Bottled water, pornography. One mattress. One garbage bag for shit that you know is junk, one for shit that might be junk and one for shit that might be junk but you plan on keeping. One television and one bottle of Vicoden. Which I've already procured from my wife. Who is, in her own domestic and socially acceptable way also a drug addict. And now I'm ready. All I need is one final hit to soothe the pain while the Vicoden takes effect.

19 November 2005

On Iraq

I really don't think we need nukes to get the job done. We need to finish what we started. Even if we started for the wrong reasons. Leaving the job undone signals that to beat America all you have to do is hold out for an election cycle, maybe two.

Assymetric warfare's victory conditions are entirely dependant on the will of the stronger nation. There is never any doubt that the stronger nation CAN win. The question is always, "Will the stronger nation do what it takes to win for as long as it takes to do so?" For the weaker force to win, the stronger force has to quit. That is the only way for them to acheive vistory. They hope to survive the attrition until we quit, nothing more.

I do not support a time table for withdrawl, rather a set of goals, "We stay until everything on this list is true." No dates given. If it happens tomorrow, no problem! If it takes twenty years, so be it.

I will say it again, in terms of our casualties per capita compared to WW2, it is slightly after midnight on Dec 8, 1941. Now compare that to the number of days we have been in Iraq. We're going to lose more people Super Bowl weekend to drunks than we have in years of fighting.

We as Americans have a bad habit of projecting our values onto the rest of the world. The problem with this is that the rest of the world tend to use its own value system when making decisions and that makes their decisions incomprehensible to us. Our refusal to understand their value system makes them unpredictable. The TERRORISTS understand our values and use them to predict our actions. Yes, Virginia, it is possible to understand values and still reject them.

And their values are not values that allow for other schools of thought. Find a world conflict that doesn't envolve Islam. Not many, are there? Sooner or later we are going to have to start fighting this war like one side is seeking to eradicate the other. They are. Guess who they are trying to eradicate?

It is also much better to have the fight there than here. Were the fight even in Mexico, it would still be better than having the fight here. The flypaper strategy might not have been a conscious decision, but it is happening.

I have a lot of friends who are still in. They all beleive in what they are doing and that it is better to have them doing it than not.

16 November 2005

Ave Roma!

You scored as Maximus. After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus's assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing more than the chance to avenge his family, but his temper often gets the better of him.

Batman, the Dark Knight
William Wallace
Captain Jack Sparrow
James Bond, Agent 007
Indiana Jones
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Terminator
Neo, the "One"
Lara Croft
El Zorro

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You scored as Special Ops. Special ops. Your sneaky, tactful, and a loner. You prefer to do your jobs alone, working where you don't come into contact with people. But everyonce in a while you hit it big and are noticed and given fame. Your given the more sensitive problems. You get things done, and do what has to be done.

"VULCAN NECK PINCH!!!" "owww.......(slump)"

Special Ops
Support Gunner
Combat Infantry

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11 November 2005

Veteran's Day

Don't get maudlin. If you are in the US, this is Veteran's Day, not Memorial Day.

Take a Vet out to lunch, dinner, drinks. Get them laid. PayPal them some money. Give them a hug, kiss, shake hands or whatever.

Just say thanks!

10 November 2005

It's Shiny

Battlestar Galactica Season 1, Disk 1, Chapter 3, 0:14:42.

Look out the windows and see the Firefly!

You Can't Get There From Here

I have a concealed carry permit.

Every state between here and Iowa, except Illinois AND Iowa recognize it.

Going around Illinois is a pain in the ass when heading to Ames, and the problem resurfaces once I enter the destination state.

So, I will not be returning to the state of my birth until there is reciprocity.

Mom, this goes for you too. New Mexico doesn't have permits either.

So, lets get with it folks! The "Full Faith and Credit" clause of the Constitution is on your side, run with it. All Iowa has to do is recognize Florida CCW permits to get Iowa permits recognized. Start stalking your congress critters.

08 November 2005

Quote Of The Randomly Selected Interval

No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist or killer, like cold blue steel in the hands of their last intended victim. — W. Emerson Wright

07 November 2005

This Has Been Percolating For A While...

"...but not with my money!
The BSA isn't JUST a private organization. It is a private organization that takes lots and lots of money and benefits from public coffers, frequently in the form of land use they don't have to pay for, use of public school property for meetings, and tax benefits. The KKK does not get this, nor do the Pink Pistols, whom you mention. They operate entirely on their own, private funds, if they need money at all.
If the BSA wants to form restrictions, they must cease to take ANY and ALL public funds whatsoever, in any form. They must dig into their own pouches and pay for what they use themselves, not get handouts paid for with tax money that may very well come from people they will not allow to join. This is only fair and reasonable, if they really want to be private. If they want to keep accepting money, services, and taxpayer-provided benefits, they must allow taxpayers -- who may be gay -- to have some say in how the money is spent. That, too, is only fair and reasonable, if they continue to keep their hands in the public's pockets."

And posted anonymously too.

Churches get many of the same benefits, and can exclude members.

NAACP is a black (pun!) hole where public funding disappears into returning nothing.

Two examples of places where I don't get a say in how the money is spent.

The KKK is a private organization, funded without government assistance. Hmmmmmm.

OK, I can accept the no public funding arguement. But we must cut that funding to all, or provide it to any.

I felt the same way about the Citadel. Don't want that girl there, forego the funds. But Florida A&M had better be forced to let Whitey attend in numbers that match the population at large.

My real point is that everyone gets their panties in a bunch when it comes time to bash the WASP outlook, but forgets to apply it the other direction. I have heard the NAACP described as Klan with a tan. Not too far off the mark.

One should also try to recall it was the WASP work ethic that made this nation. Notice that we are not doing so hot after the destruction of that base. It takes real effort to live up to the standards the WASPs set.

When a white guy beats the shit out of a black guy, they hue and cry is racism and hate crimes. But when a white guy gets beat up by a black guy, the black guy was the victim?

To quote a movie, "When I grab a woman's ass and she hits me, she's asserting her rights; but when a faggot grabs mine and I hit him, I'm a homophobe?" Which is it? Either the girl and I are asserting our rights (I think so), or I am a homophobe and she is an androphobe. Pick one.

05 November 2005

King For A Day

Were this to happen...

I would order the ATF to get used to it's new role as tax collectors. All illegal machinegun investigations would end with the collection of $200 per gun or tax evasion charges. Read GCA1934 more carefully gun grabbers.

01 November 2005

Something I Need To Ponder...

I've been reading this guy for a while http://www.alphecca.com/

He's gay, pro-gun and mostly conservative in the same way I am. I took stock of my opinions about things and noticed something, except for like three other guys, everyone else who agrees with me 100% are gay. I had no idea I was so in touch with the modern homosexual male. I am also starting to suspect that these guys also represent the mainstream of homosexuality. Gee, the media is out of touch on something? NEVER.

I know that they don't consider themselves republicans because of the GOP bias against gays. Nor do they think of themselves as democrats because of their bias against guns and industry. And can't really call ourselves libertarians because we think that there should be a government at all.

All I want is machineguns, fast cars, low taxes, no racism at all (in either direction) and a pony. Is that too much to ask?