Lavrenti Beria, Stalin’s notorious secret police chief, once said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” The T.S.A. seems to operate on the basis of an adapted maxim: “Show me the security check and I’ll find you the excuse.”
The assaults on common sense, decency, and any honest Citizen that happens to Not to work for the flea-brained federal gubbermint will continue until we remove from office or position the obungler and those of like ilk who want only to increase their own status and power.
Put a person in a position where the more he spends, whether it's in good cause or not, who is promoted for making positions for more employees, whether they actually do anything or not, who receives bonuses not based on how much greater productivity increased, rather on the size of next years budget increases and you get the same sort of people that are in charge of the (usps) post office, where losing $6,000,000,000.00 last years is not good enough........they increase it to $8,000.000.000.00 this year.
It is time to cut the size of the Government by no less than 50%. Ninety percent would be even better, but lets wait til we get some positive job growth numbers before putting them all out of work.
Now that I think of it though.........it might be a good idea if we just laid them off with full salary and benefits for up to two years, with a full payment of the salaries up front as soon as they get full time work. Make them have to repay that if they quit their new job within 5 years.
We'd save money because they are not screwing with us and making new regulations and asinine policy decisions.
Give it some thought.........I'll just bet you can think of lots of government employees and departments from the president on down that we could do without.
Suggestions and ideas welcome.......maybe we'll submit them as a petition to the new congress.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Never mind the stated reason given in this article, another shot has been taken at Liberty.
Would it not have been more lawful to simply sue, arrest, try and then convict the person or persons responsible? Then,if justified, dispense punishment consistent with law.
Oh No, we are a people ruled, not governed, by a bunch of irresponsible pre-schoolers who have not yet learned to keep their hands out of the fire.
As long as they don't feel the heat they are going to get closer and closer........
Provided we don't give a little stern guidance they will continue to overstep the boundaries.
Posted by kdzu at 1:13 AM
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Our annual day of Thanks and family fellowship was today (Saturday, because of work constraints for some and hunting season for others.)
All of the good things for which we should be very grateful.
Hugs from the children and grand children. Son's in laws and daughter in law to make one proud. A pre-school-er with a heart full of love and a zest for life, a grown grandson who's in love with a cute vet-tech student and hunting.....I'm not sure of the exact order here. A Goth barely teen and ll year old grand son who will either be a preacher or politician as he never knows when to shut up, but falls asleep watching the science channel and I swear learns in his sleep. Great in-laws and wild deep fried turkey as well as store bought along with dressing and gravy, deviled eggs, sweet potato souffle, banana pudding (from scratch, not a can).
I'm truly blessed and very thankful.
At age 77 you'd think they would just let Willie Nelson have a little pot. By now he's earned it.
We've been engaged in a War On Drugs for over 40 years now. It has evolved from an effort to reduce drug use to a revenue enhancement department for every law enforcement agency in the country from Washington on down. You'd think by now they would realize that legalization and treatment would reduce both the usage and criminal activity.
I realize that the effects on individuals and families can be devastating, but turning such a large portion of a nations population into criminals is equally devastating, for the individuals, their families and the nation.
Besides, we've been at war on poverty for just as long and have had just as much success.
After 40 years we need to try new remedies on both problems.
Some how I get the idea that like the fight against cancer the amount of money thrown at the problem is just making some people rich at the expense of those who might have made a bad decision along the way.
I am convinced there is a better way. I don't claim to have the answers, but, we need to look in different directions.
Posted by kdzu at 8:32 PM
Monday, November 22, 2010
Jeezly Crow, what a week it's been.
I've begun to feel like the proverbial three legged dog in a rabbit chase.
Never fear though intrepid readers, in spite of your fervent pleas and prayers I continue to rant and rave. I'm determined to be like the Energizer Bunny: to keep on running until I get it right at least once in my life.
Fall has finally fallen here at the Kudzu Grotto (KG). After a couple of days of light rain, and some wind, the ground has suddenly become covered with leaves of red, yellow and gold, along with quite a few ugly brown ones. I almost had the urge to rake a few to put atop the pathetic patch we refer to as the 'garden'. You'll be happy to know that I've resisted that urge so far. Nothing says 'Redneck' quite as well as an un-mowed and un-raked yard unless it's cars up on blocks in the overgrown front yard (well, I still have to jack up one of the cars and set it on blocks) (does it count if the tires are flat?)
The better half and I seem to have beaten back the sniffles for a while at least. Now the ol' Grump has taken to his bed with a cold. Might keep him from having some skin cancer patches removed on Wednesday. I watched as they removed three spots from his arm and back for biopsy a couple months ago. That wasn't too bad. But, to see how fast the little tumors grew in those spots 2 days later was a bit much. Still, hopefully, nothing more than skin cancer of the small and ugly kind.
The TSA. (Touching Sensitive Areas)
The recent furor has caused RCOBOE (red coating of blood over eyes) to the point I can hardly see.
Never mind that I have not the funds to fly anywhere; I would not be subjected to that sort of treatment at the hands of my own government. Not since I was subjected to the ol' "turn your head and cough" at the hands of a female army nurse oh so many years ago have I felt so embarrassed. At least that served a useful purpose.
Can you name just one instance of pat downs and X-rated scans stopping even one terrorist?
It's nice to hear and read the outrage of a portion of the American Citizenry. A few people are finally awakening to the fact that government agencies always, A.L.A.W.Y.S extend their reach and authority over what they perceive as the subjects to the Royal Government, when in actual fact it is they who are supposed to be the servants.
What is the highest office in the United States of America??
If you blurted out "the president" you are a fool and part of the problem.
The highest office in this country is Citizen
That's right, you, you and you over there with the ring in your eyebrow and tattoos on your ankles.
We, I, you, as individuals have delegated to that sometimes nebulous concept called 'the government' (small letters to designate their ranking) some of your rights to defense of your person, your liberty, your property as is your right as a Sovereign Individual.
If you don't think of yourself in that light you are nothing more than sheep awaiting the fleecing and slaughter that you so richly deserve, along with the appellation sheeple.
Oh, I know, you have become so used to thinking that the government is actually going to follow the intent of the framers of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence that you have allowed yourself to become soft and weak. (those of you that were actually taught or read anything about those intents. But, by damn, you are more than that, you are a citizen of the USA. If you are not, whether you are here illegally or not, then you should go back home, your own country needs you.
Maybe you'll take a part of what you felt here back with you.
The rest of you: get off your asses, look around. If you don't assert your rights as a Citizen, who will? Obungler and the crowd in the Asylum on the Potomac?
I had originally intended to link to article after article in the media of the day in the rant above, but the spittle and froth is making it hard to see the monitor and as said before, it's been quite a week, and a day, and the medication and Tylenol PM taken a while back have combined to take the edge off my rage.
You should,however, consider thinking about this Article before you go.
A bit off the rant I know........but still something to ponder.
Posted by kdzu at 8:27 PM
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
There are still heroes among us. Likely we pass a few everyday. Likely not a single one of them started out to become one.
"Just a mediocre guy." (clicky click)
A mediocre guy, who saw what needed to be done and did it, heedless of the possible personal consequences.
God Bless you Sgt.
Posted by kdzu at 9:45 PM
Thursday, November 11, 2010
We survived the elections.
We only startled the Leviathan for a moment. Never think that just because you caused him to swerve away because you punched him in the snout that he's not planning his next run towards you will lips drawn back and all those pointy teeth pointed outward and all the massive power available thrown into the charge.
As long as we Citizens want to sit back and send a representative to speak for us, instead of standing firm in the middle of the road with dogged determination that, You Shall Not Pass in every fiber of our being.
I'm mightily afeared that the road will be rough, rocky and dusty in the coming few years. If you do not have a bit of the blood of the pioneer Revolutionaries in your blood you may not be able to stay the course. Or a bit of the Irish, but then, were all madmen you see.
There are many who would forecast out there. A bit of an article I read this evening........
I’m not a pessimist but our top and best advisor who seems to be always correct offers the following. If he is correct, and I suspect he is, we have a long slow Japan-style slog in the economic mud with a major system breakdown, like Russia’s bust-up some years ago. I suspect somewhere along the trail in this movie, the USA Sheeple go to pitchforks and torches.
Why can't he bring himself to say Guns and Knives?
I sure hope not but it almost seems inevitable. What a shame that a few Marxists can do so much permanent damage to my beloved America. All political parties are guilty.
“The midterm elections are anticlimactic and change nothing. In the short term, it makes no difference how many Congressional seats the GOP captures. The Dumb-O-Crats have already won. Since taking control of Congress in 2006, Hussein and his wrecking crew have jammed through more socialist legislation than all the past liberal agendas combined (had) ever hoped to accomplish. It's a done deed.”
“If anyone thinks that changing the mix of Congress with more elected conservatives will fix things; (they are) dreaming. The new Congress will be just as clueless, incompetent, corrupt, and swayed by the lobbyists. The only priority will be to get re-elected, as usual. Any hopes and promises will be dashed by reality. The reality is any legislation that the new Congress passes to try to undo Hussein's Marxist programs will be simply vetoed. The GOP will not have the votes to over-ride a Presidential veto. This is a Dead-End.”
Maybe not this next two years, bet we can hope for is Gridlock. Better luck in 2012.
“The Constitution gives the responsibility of appropriating funds to the House. They may be able to shut-off any additional funds for existing programs, such as Obamacare, etc., but the basic funding of those programs is already the law of land. Control of the Federal purse strings is of no help to undo the damage already done.”
“So, there will be two years of legislative gridlock. In the mean time, Hussein will expand (entrench) his new socialist programs with a blizzard of Presidential executive orders and appointees by-passing Congress. These Dumb-O-Crat political appointees in charge of hundreds of Federal agencies, set policy that interprets, and bends the intent of new and existing programs to the socialist ideology...encasing them in concrete. It will require literally decades of political dedication and action to undo the damage…and that is not likely to happen.”
It will only happen if we faint not, and stay the course, no matter the pain. And their will be pain. Maybe even all out WW4!
“On top of all the political shenanigans, is the meddling of the FED with the money supply. The greatest theft of public money, ever, will continue on an even grander scale to transfer even more to the bankers, the Wall Street Boyz, and the politically connected. That is the one, and only, sure outcome of these elections. The citizens (Sheeple) aren't even a consideration, other than to ratify the rip-off with their votes.”
If You've ever had a determination to succeed in your life financially you better do it now........it will stand you in good stead down the road.
You might use some of it to prepare. Maybe not to the extent recommend in the link below.......
......but you can't help anyone else if you yourself are not first prepared.
Posted by kdzu at 8:08 PM
Happy veterans Day to all of you who have served!
A big Uuhh Aahh to all my Army compatriots and Hoo Rah! to all my Marines buddies, especially my Marine Son-in-law and his father (also a Marine)!
I've no idea if the Navy and Air Force pukes have a grunt of their own, but their voices are pitched so high we likely couldn't hear it anyway.
Just kidding guys, we envy the Navy for their Mess Halls and the Air Force for their air conditioned facilities and the real mattresses on their beds. (Not like the Army where we had a thin pallet over the springs and the Marines who slept on the ground anyway.)
If you served, or are serving, in whatever capacity........Thank you!
Posted by kdzu at 7:57 PM
Saturday, November 06, 2010
We get to set our clocks back tonight and get an extra hour of sleep.
Oh yeah, just when you get your internal clock set from back in the spring, totally screwing up the balance of nature, you have to now re-adjust said clock in the opposite direction, screwing everyone up once again.
Question.........do they somehow slow down the spinning of the earth or slow it's progression around Sol? Then speed it up at some arbitrarily chosen time in the future.
Me thinks that maybe we, over the eons of unrecorded time, might have somehow been unable to regulate ourselves without someone in authority to help us out??
If the earth spins on it's axis at a set rate that changes only fractionally over millennia, and travels around our star at a rate that also only changes a tiny bit from circuit to circuit and all of this is happening in a galaxy that is spiraling around a black hole in it's center at what ever rate, don't you think it's a little bit arrogant to go messing with time? For what........so you lose a bit more sleep in the summer, thereby contributing to the worldwide sleep deficit, when learned men have conducted studies over and over at taxpayers expense showing that we'd all be better off getting more sleep and other nocturnal activities than currently we do.
Or am I just shitting through screen wire here?
Posted by kdzu at 8:29 PM
A little coolish outside this morning. A tad of frost mostly on the roof tops and tops of cars and trucks but here and there also on the ground.
It struck me that seeing your breath on a cool fall morning has almost the same feeling of awe and curiosity as when I was a kid, oh, so many years ago.
This will possibly mean the end of the leaves this year. We typically don't have the blazing colors of the mountains........mostly a few trees finally change colors then a rain and wind and they just fall off to clog the gutters and have to be raked onto the garden spot there to be tilled under in anticipation of the spring planting.
Those of you who followed my advice to bet against the $ a couple of post back are probably feeling pretty good. Why the so called leaders of our country seem determined to destroy it financially is still a bafflement to me.........well, not really.....they'd sell their own mothers if it brought them more money and power, and would stand first in line to add injury to insult.
Gotta get out there and kick start the wheels of commerce today.
At least it will be bright and sunny with that fall blue sky that draws you to infinity.
Ya'll come back, hear.
Posted by kdzu at 7:46 AM
Thursday, November 04, 2010
As part of spending $200,000,000.00 so Barry and his wife and kids can see the sights in Mumbai, in addition to having 40 aircraft, 3000 personnel, renting a whole luxury hotel, sending 34 warships (is he paying a State Visit or planning to take the country over?) I note with a bit of ironic interest the fact that they are taking the coconuts out of the trees along the parade route.
Make with the clicky and paste, I'm not up to embeding links this morning.
This arrogant pussy is so afraid for his life that they have to take down the nuts from the trees. Betcha this wouldn't happen if Bush had been making the trip.
To tell the truth, I don't care so much about the money being spent. The Fed is just having trillions printed up so that it's almost worthless anyway.
In fact, double the money, Hell, triple it, make it an even $1,000,000,000,000.00 and let the Indians keep it, keep Barry and all the staff, entourage and their personal effects.
Just send the airplanes and the warships back and we'll call it an even trade.
Just so they know I'd order a nuclear strike on New Delhi if they try to sent to send him back.
I'd not be an Indian Giver.
Posted by kdzu at 7:38 AM
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Peach cobbler for dessert tonight. Washed down the old goozle pipe with some cold cows milk.......well, that is, er...if you want to call past-ur-eyesed and homo-gen-eyesed 2% pap from Engles Milk. It for sure is a long way from the whole milk with 4 to 5% butterfat we used to get straight from our own cows.
Still.......I guess it does a body good.
It's kinda like the election results out today.
The taste of victory for some of the (hopefully) conservative new congress critters and a few senators may be as sweet at peach cobbler, but it remains to be seen whether their brand of leading is watered down out of the same plastic jug as the ones we've seen before and what most everyone today is used to, or if it will be the real whole milk of long ago.
There will be many now, I think, who will be watching with a keener eye than in recent decades.
Personally......I've laid in another box of ammo. Just in case.
Ya'll come back now, hear.
Posted by kdzu at 7:51 PM
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Bet against the USD short term. Inflation is coming
Buy precious metals......
....Brass, Lead, Copper, gunpowder, gold, silver, canned goods. Diesel fuel and gas might not be a bad buy either.
We'll be raising rabbits and chickens in the back yard.
These folks lack basic math skills. Maybe, that is wrong. They know how to do their master's bidding.
Posted by kdzu at 5:04 PM
This is just to freaking much.
Obama's trip to India
is going to cost the taxpayers $200,000,000.00 USD per day.
What fucking arrogance.
I suppose he thinks this is a good way to reward all the pussy-lipped cocksuckers on his staff with a free vacation.
For this kind of money we sent men to the freaking moon.
OK, I'm not real sure how much that cost, but to my mind we got a hell of a lot more out of that trip.
Vote 'em out, All of them!
Posted by kdzu at 4:56 PM
The big day. Election day 2010.
By midnight to night will we see the kind of changes we hope to see? Time will tell, but great changes take more time and effort than just one election cycle can provide, and make no mistake, the forces that want to enslave and rule are, and will be, still out there. Just as the events since 2008 have galvanized our side, the opposition is also capable of being energized and are even more motivated to use any and all of George Soro's money to get there way.
Via GOC you can read Ron's opinion
Food for thought people, food for thought.
Posted by kdzu at 7:26 AM
Monday, November 01, 2010
Especially if you, like me, have long been disgusted with the way the political tide in this country has been going.
Of course it helps somewhat if you went to school in the 50's and 60's and were taught just a little bit about history before it was changed to be politically correct and to create little droids who can program a DVD player enter data onto a computer, and all praise government.
A classical education like the educated men who were our Founding Fathers probably knew Greek, Latin, Hebrew as well as English and whose mathmatical skills included business accounting, weight's and measures, Algebra and most likely Calculus.
These subject would have been taught with attention to logical reasoning as well and the give and take taught by Socrates and Plato.
Nevertheless we must each do what we can to create as much Liberty in our own lives as we can today.
Voting is only one part of that effort, but and important part, so get out there if you haven't voted already and show yourselves as patriots. It's just too bad we can't all walk up to the voting booth with our sidearm strapped to our side in plain view.
There is a group called Restore the Constitution which have been having rallies all over the place where they go to a public place where carrying of legal weapons is allowed. Exchanges of ideas and thoughts on liberty and how to go about ensuring it to all are on the agenda. Check them out.
I'll be working in the morning, but will be watching and listening all day with great interest. If you're going to be near Athens, Ga give me a toot on the blog and we'll cuss and discuss how to cure all the ills of the world over a cold diet Dr. Pepper or two.
Remember Our Liberties and Freedom were given to Us by God and we only delegate certain responsibilities to government. We are responsible if they deviate from their instructions due to our lack of attention. Exercise the divine duties given to you by God and hold them accountable.
Posted by kdzu at 9:52 PM