Tuesday, December 21, 2010

                             BAH HUMBUG!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Book

Another novel of the New Orleans Police, this one is the first in a new series.  The book should be available in late December or, more likely, early to mid-January.

When the final touches have been gone through, and the novel cleared for publication, it will be available on Amazon.com.  Start saving for the $12.95 necessary to get the book.  Buy early and often.

_ GOOMBA NEWS NETWORK _: 'Stop the name-calling' sez UK Lefty

_ GOOMBA NEWS NETWORK _: 'Stop the name-calling' sez UK Lefty
Offenders need to be offended.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crazy Fruit Loops

The Federal Gummit has issued orders to Federal 

employees that they are not to read any of the thousands of
pages of documents aired by Wiki Leaks.  Reason:  The 

Information is still classified.  This has to be the dumbest

order given, in recent history.  We want everyone else

on the planet to be familiar with things that may affect

their jobs, but not American citizens.

Mr. Wiki needs to take a long walk off a short pier.  Followed

by the dolt who gave this order.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Yes & No

"Jester" claims to be responsible for the net failure of WikiLeaks.  I am against net/email attacks, on general principals.  On the other hand – Mr. WikiLeaks deserves to be boiled in fish oil.  I feel like saying, 'Well done, but don't do it again .  .  .  unless you have to.'


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving.  Just ............. Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Copied from the blog of BOREPATCH:

Col. McCrae's poem In Flanders Field:

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.

Veteran's Day.  It's not just a day that the garbage isn't picked up, or the mail not delivered.


Monday, November 1, 2010


WoFat does indeed ride again.  Home from a week long vacation at Dauphin Island, Alabama.  You can't get much further south without landing in Cuba.

The government put a long sand berm along the beach, said berm being about 7 feet high.  Annoying.  They thought oil was going to overtake the beach and the island.  Didn't happen.  The bad publicity did in fact almost destroy island businesses, but the oil thing did little damage.

If you need a vacation and don't really want to hock the house and the car, try Dauphin Island.  A long (for America) history of conflict and interest.  Friendly people and lots of seafood.  Which I can't eat.  Allergic you know.  To the seafood.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Surprise, Surprise!

Results from last weekend’s parliamentary election in Afghanistan increasingly appear to be marred byfraud, with a third of the provinces affected -- an outcome that calls into question the U.S. and Afghaneffort to build a legitimategovernment, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Text and Photo from FOX News online.

Does NO ONE read history?  Has anyone in the government, or the Useless UN, EVER studied ANYTHING about Afghanistan?  At the very least, it might be said that the Afghanis have a long history of switching sides - from minute to minute.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lohan the looser

I wonder when Lindsey the Looser is going to catch on to the fact that, in Hollywood, pretty little girls like her come twenty to the pack, like cigarettes.  But cigs, even if they cost more these days, are - like her - unrespected and without redeeming features.  What a shame.

Picture from the DRUDGE REPORT.
Being perpetually connected through social media can increase stress, weaken personal relationships, and even cause sleep loss, according to a U.S. university.

After imposing a week-long blackout in the use of Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging and other media, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in central Pennsylvania found that the pervasive technology had hidden pitfalls.

Above text and photo from Fox News online.

When I was in school nobody smoked dope or had a computer.  All we had to amuse ourselves was drinking and fooling around with the opposite sex.  That's why so many of my friends became a "young papa."  Nothing to do but screw.  Think how different the world would be if we'd had computers and cell phones with which to piss away our time.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


"It is ... not our job to sit in judgment of whether state and local frustration about federal immigration policy is warranted. We are, however, required to intervene when states and localities directly undermine the federal objectives embodied in statutes enacted by Congress," wrote Chief Judge Theodore McKee.
Above text from FOX News online
The Federal Judge seems to be coming out against the American people in blocking any actions against illegal immigrants.  What part of illegal do they not understand?  If ICE and its fellow agencies can't stop illegals it's against Federal Law for state or local cops to do it? Brilliant, simply brilliant.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Anti-Mosque rally planned for downtown New York on 9/11

Greg Richards

A big anti-Victory Mosque rally is being planned for downtown New York City on 9/11.  The speaker's list is growing.  It includes John Bolton, Newt Gingrich and Geert Wilders among others, and has just been joined by Ilario Pantano, the former Marine conviction conservative running for Congress in North Carolina.

From the drumbeat, it appears that we may see convoys coming in from all over the country.
Graphic from BING, Text from American Thinker.

Let us hope that every American worthy of the name, in the area of New York, finds time to attend this rally.  Perhaps a large number of super-left Muslim lovers will also show up.  I doubt obama will make it.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The president opens his mouth and words come out.  Worship those who kill us.  Fear terrorists and bow to their demands and wishes.  Bow to foreign leaders.  Apologize for the bad, awful, evil things that America has done.   Spend money we don't have.  Spend LOTS of money we don't have.  Fail to acknowledge reality.  Fail to tell his wife she sometimes dresses like a clown (Of course, we can't really blame him for that one.  Maybe he has, as a husband, some sense of self preservation).

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Some crazy stats about China's disposable chopsticks usage, from the article and some extra research, below:
  • China's population goes through roughly 45 billion pairs of disposable chopsticks a year - that's 130 million pairs a day.
  • To keep up with this demand, 100 acres of trees - 100 American football fields worth - are felled every day. That means that one acre of trees gets cut down to make chopsticks every 15 minutes.
  • That works out to 16 million to 25 million felled trees a year.
  • Usually, these chopsticks are made from birch or poplar (instead of the much more renewable bamboo) to save money. It takes 30 to 40 years for one birch tree to mature.
  • In 2006, the Chinese government imposed a 5% consumption tax and a 30% price increase on chopsticks. Apparently, the only people this initiative really stopped from using disposable chopsticks were some Japanese people.
  • Hygeine worries are a silly reason to use disposable chopsticks: Apparently nearly half of companies offering sterilized tableware in Beijing are unqualified, which means "Unhygienic dishwashing, no sterilization, lingering viruses and detergent residues are all hiding under a thin layer of transparent plastic at city restaurants."
So yeah, from now on I'm bringing my own.

Text from Shanghaiest.com

Looks like China may destroy the world, looking for new chopsticks material.

Monday, August 16, 2010


1888: Hugo Gernsback is born in Luxembourg amid the Victorian era’s embrace of science and technology. He spends his life parlaying his talents as an editor and publisher to produce a body of work so formidable that the World Science Fiction Society will name its revered Hugo Awards after him.
As a child, Gernsback discovered American astronomer Percival Lowell’s writings about canals on Mars, inspiring his love of amazing stories.
Three years after moving to the United States in 1905, Gernsback published a magazine for amateur radio enthusiasts. He then became fascinated with 18th-century adventurer Baron Munchausen and wrote a series of fantastical tales including “Munchausen on the Moon” (1915) and “Munchausen Departs for the Planet Mars” (1915).
After publishing an hugely successful all-fiction issue of his Science and Invention magazine, Gernsback in 1926 poured his passion for science, fantasy, pulp fiction and profits into the debut issue of Amazing Stories.
To hype the new magazine, which included reprinted stories by Jules Verne and H.G. Wells along with new work by H.P. Lovecraft and J.R. R. Tolkien, Gernsback came up with the category of “scientifiction.” He later improved on the term by inventing the phrase “science fiction.”
Gernsback (born Gernsbacher) lost control of Amazing Stories magazine in 1929, but followed during the Depression with Science Wonder Stories. Forced to sell the magazine — later titled Thrilling Wonder Stories — in the late ’30s. Gernsback revisited the genre in 1952 as publisher of Science-Fiction Plus.
Gernsback commonly shares credit with H.G. Wells and Jules Verne as the “Father of Science Fiction,” but Lovecraft, griping that he was underpaid, had a less august title for his publisher: “Hugo the Rat.”
Still, Gernsback’s writers gained invaluable exposure through Gernsback’s magazines, because the impresario introduced a marketing stroke of genius: He listed the addresses of writers featured in his magazine. As a result, science fiction fans organized themselves into a social movement that even now transcends the passing fancies of any given year’s best-seller list.
Married three times, Gernsback died in 1967. He was inducted 12 years later into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. An archive of his publications can be found at the Special Collections Research Center of the Syracuse University Library.
Read More http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/#ixzz0wo5moTGR

Above from the WIRED web site.  I  thought it needed further posting.  

Hugo also wrote what some feel to be the the first true modern science fiction novel, Ralph 124C41 +. Highly recommended.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Say What???

Any citizen, any foreign spy, any member of the Taliban, and any terrorist can go to the WikiLeaks website, and download detailed information about how the U.S. military waged war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009. Members of that same military, however, are now banned from looking at those internal military documents. “Doing so would introduce potentially classified information on unclassified networks,” according to one directive issued by the armed forces.
That cry you hear? It’s common sense, writhing in pain
Read More http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/#ixzz0vsadkJLR

Above italics from WIRED Danger Zone.  Photo from BING.

The Pentagon runs on anal retentive poop gas.  What a sack of dolts.  No wonder we have so much trouble.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Defense Secretary Robert Gates said whistleblower website WikiLeaks is morally "guilty" for its decision to release nearly 80,000 secret military documents pertaining to the Afghanistan war. 
Speaking on the Sunday news shows, Gates and Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, expressed concern about the potential damage the massive leak could do, including putting Afghan informants in harm's way. 
"My attitude on this is that there are two areas of culpability. One is legal culpability. And that's up to the Justice Department and others. That's not my arena. But there's also a moral culpability. And that's where I think the verdict is guilty on WikiLeaks," Gates said on ABC's"This Week." "They have put this out without any regard whatsoever for the consequences." 
Gates said he was "mortified" and "appalled" by the release. He said the need to protect sources is "sacrosanct" and that WikiLeaks showed "no sense of responsibility.
Photo and above italic text from FOX News online.
Wonder why he doesn't have harsh words for the New York Times?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Teeny Tiny

Dwarf Gecko.  Must sell tricycle insurance.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Business is Business

Two multinational corporations that have earned millions of dollars in U.S. government contracts are conducting business with Iran in violation of the recently signed sanctions law, according to an Iran watchdog group that has provided its research to FoxNews.com. 
United Against Nuclear Iran, a non-profit devoted to monitoring the rogue nation, claims that the Danish shipping giant Maersk and Komatsu, a Japanese firm that specializes in construction equipment manufacturing, are flouting U.S. law by continuing to do business in Iran. 
The group sent a letter this week detailing its allegations to the CEOs of both companies, as well as Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The Pentagon was notified because the bulk of the firms' government contracts were with the Defense Department. 
Komatsu denied the charges; Maersk said the company was reviewing the new sanctions law. 
Photo and Italics text from FOX News online.

If I'm not mistaken Maersk traded with North Vietnam during the Viet Nm War.  Seems lots of people seek to benefit from both sides.  Why do we put up with it?

Monday, July 26, 2010


The Spira4u is the newest, prize winning "miracle car."

An article on Fox News Online describes how the company makes lots of claims as to safety.  Special crash resistant foam and light metal help to keep the driver safe.  The image to the left, from BING, is not the car in question, I assume that pic is of  an older model, but about the same size.  The new one looks really neat.  Still in all, I do wonder what Bubba, driving an 18 wheel WalMart truck might do to one if he happened to thump into it on the Interstate.

The  car is safer, the article says, than motorcycles.  I'll buy that.  Motorcycles have the glide characteristics of footlockers.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Cut the Cops?

Broke California Cities Target Cop Shops

July 23, 2010 - 9:39 AM | by: Claudia Cowan
Police departments across California are under fire, as cash-strapped local governments scale back public safety spending -- often the single biggest expenditure on their books.
Read more: http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/07/23/broke-california-cities-target-cop-shops/#ixzz0uWxc4jFJ

Italics (Above) from Fox News Online.
Photo from BING.

"We need money, let's cut the cops, firemen and garbage collection."  Reasoning:  Everybody needs cops, firemen and garbage guys - who gives a rat's ass about, or has ever heard of, some useless overpaid City Hall womps?  Have you ever heard, "If you don't let us raise taxes we'll  cut down the Civil Rights Division, the Traffic Research Unit and the Toys for Illegals Branch?"

The more liberal the government, the quicker they are to stick it to the police.  They are also the first ones to cry and rip their hair when someone from the Toys for Illegals Branch uses an AK-47 to cut down a few of the lads working in the Civil Rights Division.  "It's the fault if the police!!  Oops, wait a minute - we don't got no police.  Oh shit!"

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The enemies of Democracy shelter themselves behind democratic safeguards.
                                         –– H. Beam Piper

photo from BING

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Photo copied from BING.
Italic text copied from Fox News.com.

School Officials in Mass. Town Won't Let Students Recite Pledge of Allegiance

By Todd Starnes
Published June 29, 2010
 | FOXNews.com
When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance. 
So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited.
The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old's request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it, according to a report in the Arlington Patch.
Harrington had presented school officials with a petition signed by 700 people, along with letters of support from lawmakers including Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. 
But the request to have the pledge recited failed when the committee's vote ended in a 3-3 tie.

I can think of NO reason this school, or for that matter the state, still receive Federal funds.  I would guess there are not enough people in the Federal government with balls.