July 18, 2010

Surfing the DOJ’s New Website.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:16 pm

I was looking through the newly re-designed Department of Justice website, which is essentially flagless and which boasts a fetching black motif. (The website used to look like this.)**

Anyway, I decided to check out some of the fugitives most wanted by various federal agencies. Yeah, I know that it isn’t a very meaningful way to spend time, but I don’t have any zits that need squeezing, so what the hell.

I came across this guy.


My first thought was that the guy is a farookin’ mime!

My second thought was that the DOJ is whimsically depicting certain bad guys in white face.

Then again, maybe the light was too bright when the photo was taken.

All this heavy duty change has me spooked. (Can we still say “spooked?”)

** More on the re-designed DOJ Website here.

July 17, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 5:48 pm

Here is my view from the stool at the bar of the American Legion Post near the House by the Parkway (South) that I occupied last night.

Yes, that is a genuine (mine) dog tag that appears in the picture.

This retirement thing agrees with me.

Note: Clicking the picture makes it, like, bigger.

July 16, 2010

Heaven Help Us.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:58 pm

Behold Sheila Jackson Lee, democrat Congressthing from Texas. She is talking about the two separate countries, North Vietnam and South Vietnam, living in harmony these days.

Someone must have dropped her on her head shortly after birth.

via Moonbattery

July 15, 2010

Sub Sailors — Men of Incredible Courage.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:53 pm

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to serve aboard a World War 2 submarine? I have, and I simply cannot fathom the courage it took to volunteer to live (and possibly die) inside a steel tube, where, in terms of space, the crew is incidental to the miles of pipes and wires, and the electronics, engines, batteries, torpedoes, and machinery of all kinds.

Life was cramped beyond description, and the air was invariably foul (diesel fuel and human stink, as water was too precious to use for showering and shaving), and everything was in a constant state of drippy or damp. Of course, all those things take a back seat to the unimaginable terror of sitting silently in virtual darkness while a surface ship drops depth charges, any one of which, has the potential to bring on instant death, or worse yet, damage to the ship, which would result in a slow, agonizing death.

A while ago, I took a tour of the USS Pampanito (SS-383) in San Francisco and saw firsthand the space, which housed and fed upwards of eighty men at a time.

Take a look at the webpage for the USS Pampanito, a World War 2 attack sub, and be sure to click on the virtual tour. While I suppose there is no substitute for actually touring the boat, I found the virtual tour to provide the advantage of allowing me to spend as much time as I wished marveling at the complexity of the equipment on the sub and considering the caliber of the men who served aboard her. (Note: You can also take the same virtual tour here, which may be easier to navigate.)

During World War 2, submarines comprised less than 2 percent of the U.S. Navy, but sank over 30 percent of Japan’s navy. The success of the submarine force did not come without a heavy price. Fifty-two subs were lost, along with more than 3,500 sub sailors. (Link)

These were very special men.

July 13, 2010

Another Gator Story.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:06 pm

Knowing that I am scared shitless of alligators, my pals on the internet never miss an opportunity to send me stories about encounters between a human and one of these prehistoric beasts. The stories invariably involve the alligator dining on a portion of said human. Jerry from Indiana is one such pal.

Not surprisingly, the story of the alligator-human encounter Jerry sent to me took place in Florida. It seems that the human in question (an eighteen-year old male) was swimming with friends in a freshwater canal at 9:30 p.m. when a ten-foot alligator bit the guy’s hand off.

Say what? Swimming in a freshwater canal? In Florida? At 9:30 at night? Jesus H. Christ! My first thought was that maybe the poor bastard lives in a gatorless state like New Jersey and was on vacation in Florida, and he was somehow unaware of the places where alligators live and sometimes like to eat people.

WRONG. The guy was from Naples, Florida.

I figure that the guy was missing half his brain or that alcohol and/or pharmaceuticals played some role in this unfortunate incident.

I would sooner eat a pound of dogshit than go swimming in a freshwater canal in Florida at 9:30 at night, but, hey, that’s just me.

Linked by Doug Ross. Thanks!

July 12, 2010

The Root Cause of Obama’s Disgraceful Performance.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 6:37 pm

I believe Roger Simon is spot on.

Obama seems to be failing more completely than any president in my lifetime. Everywhere you turn he is floundering, overreaching, or outright flunking. His only success — health care legislation — was achieved over the will of the people, rarely a good idea. He is manufacturing conservatives and libertarians at an unprecedented clip. The only mystery left for the coming November election is how bad a donnybrook this will be for the Democrats.

Why has this happened?

There are several obvious answers. Obama, too inexperienced for his office, never expected to accede to it so quickly in the first place. The public (correctly) has no stomach for multiculturalist foreign policy. Liberal economics has reached the end of its Ponzi scheme road and we’re in a recession/depression with no end in sight. And, of course, there is that little eco-catastrophe in the Gulf

But there is another reason, perhaps more important than all of them. Obama has been unable to use the Bully Pulpit. No one pays attention to him. The vaunted Demosthenes of the campaign trail disappeared literally upon inauguration. He hasn’t been able to convince anyone of anything. He only succeeds when he acts purely as a bully, muscling through legislation.

Read the rest.

Via Doug Ross

July 11, 2010

Just a Bit of Mindless Prattle.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 10:34 pm

1. Memo to females (and the few males who carry purses): Please note that chairs are specifically made for use by people’s asses. They are not there to serve as a place to park your goddamned purse. Thank you for your attention.

2. LeBron James? WTF? I understand he plays basketball (a supremely dumb game). What is the big goddamned deal about where he decides to play the dumb game? The country is swirling down the goddamned drain, and it seems that most of the country went on “hold” to wait for this guy to tell the world where he is going to play that dumb game. Feh!

3. Sweet Carolina Peach Sweet Tea Vodka. It ain’t Firefly, but, in a pinch, it’s an acceptable substitute.

That is all.

July 9, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:34 pm

I grew up in a town where loads of people spoke with a thick Scottish accent, so I found this to be particularly funny. I figure Mrs. SWG (a bonnie lassie) might also get a kick out of this.

Thanks to my buddy, Brian, the Air Force Vet.

July 8, 2010

I Give Up.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 5:07 pm

Pretty cool, no?

Via C&S.

July 7, 2010

A Jersey Jerk.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 9:34 pm

This guy, a real pisser, serves as an excellent example of how not to behave inside a police station.

Dave sent me the link. Thanks.

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