Monthly Archives:August 2011

 

 

 

 

I don’t need to add anything..:)

  • A Retrosexual, no matter what the women insists, PAYS FOR THE DATE.
  • A Retrosexual opens doors for a lady. Even for the ones that fit that term only because they are female.
  • A Retrosexual DEALS with IT, be it a flat tire, break-in into your home, or a natural disaster, you DEAL WITH IT.
  • A Retrosexual not only eats red meat, he often kills it himself.
  • A Retrosexual doesn’t worry about living to be 90. It’s not how long you live, but how well. If you’re  90 years old and still smoking cigars and drinking, I salute you.
  • A Retrosexual does not use more hair or skin products than a woman. Women have several supermarket aisles of stuff. Retrosexuals need an endcap (possibly 2 endcaps if you include shaving goods).
  • A Retrosexual does not dress in clothes from Hot Topic when he’s 30 years old.
  • A Retrosexual should know how to properly kill stuff (or people) if need be.
  • This falls under the “Dealing with IT” portion of The Code.
  • A Retrosexual watches no TV show with “Queer” in the title.
  • A Retrosexual does not let neighbors screw up rooms in his house on national TV.
  • A Retrosexual should not give up excessive amounts of manliness for women.
  • Some is inevitable, but major reinvention of yourself will only lead to you becoming a frou-frou little puss, and in the long run, she ain’t worth it.
  • A Retrosexual is allowed to seek professional help for major mental stress such as drug/alcohol addiction, death of your entire family in a freak tree chipper accident, favorite sports team being moved to a different city, favorite bird dog expiring, etc. You are NOT allowed to see a shrink because Daddy didn’t pay you enough attention. Daddy was busy DEALING WITH IT. When you screwed up, he DEALT with you.
  • A Retrosexual will have at least one outfit in his wardrobe designed to conceal himself from prey.
  • A Retrosexual knows how to tie a Windsor knot when wearing a tie – and ONLY a Windsor knot.
  • A Retrosexual should have at least one good wound he can brag about getting.
  • A Retrosexual knows how to use a basic set of tools. If you can’t hammer a nail, or drill a straight hole, practice in secret until you can – or be rightfully ridiculed for the wuss you be.
  • A Retrosexual knows that owning a gun is not a sign that your are riddled with fear, guns are TOOLS and are often essential to DEAL WITH IT. Plus it’s just plain fun to shoot.
  • Crying. There are very few reason that a Retrosexual may cry, and none of them have to do with TV commercials, movies, or soap operas. Sports teams are sometimes a reason to cry, but the preferred method of release is swearing or throwing the remote control. Some reasons a Retrosexual can cry include (but are not limited to) death of a loved one, death of a pet (fish do NOT count as pets in this case), loss of a major body part.
  • A Retrosexual man’s favorite movie isn’t “Maid in Manhattan” (unless that refers to some foxy French maid sitting in a huge tub of brandy or whiskey), or “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” Acceptable ones may include any of the Dirty Harry or Nameless Drifter movies (Clint in his better days), Rambo I or II, the Dirty Dozen, The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, The Road Warrior, The Die Hard series, Caddyshack, Rocky I, II, or III, Full Metal Jacket, any James Bond Movie, Raging Bull, Bullitt, any Bruce Lee movie, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, etc.etc.
  • When a Retrosexual is on a crowded bus and or a commuter train, and a pregnant woman, hell, any woman gets on, that Retrosexual stands up and offers his seat to that woman, then looks around at the other so-called men still in their seats with a disgusted “you punks” look on his face.
  • A Retrosexual knows how to say the Pledge properly, and with the correct emphasis and pronunciation. He also knows the words to the Star Spangled Banner.
  • A Retrosexual will have hobbies and habits his wife and mother do not understand, but that are essential to his manliness, in that they offset the acceptable manliness decline he suffers when married/engaged in a serious healthy relationship – i.e., hunting, boxing, shot putting, shooting, cigars, car maintenance.
  • A Retrosexual knows how to sharpen his own knives and kitchen utensils.
  • A Retrosexual man can drive in snow (hell, a blizzard) without sliding all over or driving under 20 mph, without anxiety, and without high-centering his ride on a plow berm.
  • A Retrosexual man can chop down a tree and make it land where he wants.
  • Wherever it lands is where he damn well wanted it to land.
  • A Retrosexual will give up his seat on a bus to not only any women but any elderly person or person in military dress (except officers above 2nd Lt)
  • NOTE: The person in military dress may turn down the offer but the Retrosexual man will ALWAYS make the offer to them and thank them for serving their country.
  • A Retrosexual man doesn’t need a contract — a handshake is good enough. He will always stand by his word even if circumstances change or the other person deceived him.
  • A Retrosexual man doesn’t immediately look to sue someone when he does something stupid and hurts himself. We understand that sometimes in the process of doing things we get hurt and we just DEAL WITH IT.

 

No Krakana: The RetroSexual Code…..

The typical wisdom during a potential disaster is to fill your bathtub up with water.  This is a good idea unless you avhe small kids where drowning is a major concern.  MOst folks don’t know they already have a bathtub’s worth of water stored in their houses that’s secured from little hands….your water heater.  How so you get to this water?  It’s fairly simple:

 

1.  turn off the breaker to the water heater and let it cool down

2.  find the drain valve at the bottom of hte tank…you’ll most likely need a flathead screwdriver to open it.

3.  let a small bit flush first…most water heaters collect sediment in the bottm(where the vavle is).

4. using a funnel/garden hose..something drain the water into a bucket or other container.

5.  pour into potty flush tank

6.  flush potty

 

Obviously i would not use this for drinking or cooking unless it was boiled first..but if you get enough 1 gallon jugs or something else fill those up with fresh tap water(cold) and store them in a safe place.  1 gallon per day per person is usually sufficient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who says you have to have video for a powerful commemoration?  Loyalsock and Clinton townshps in PA put this picture montage together.  The background song is so appropriate…:)  More videos to follow.

9-11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride – YouTube.

Michelle and Barack take his-and-hers jets for separate 500 mile hops to Martha’s Vineyard vacation – just hours apart

First Lady arrives with daughters on separate government jet just a few hours before her husband

Additional cost to taxpayers will be in the thousands

President begins holiday with terrorism briefing before going to book shop

New poll shows only 11 per cent of Americans are happy with conditions

via Michelle and Barack take his-and-hers jets for separate 500 mile hops to Martha’s Vineyard vacation – just hours apart | Mail Online.

I say this because of the main example below.  He also ushered in the NAFTA super highway in which mexican trucks can effectively act like our roads are simply an extension of theirs and can bypass most border crossing checks.

 

Perry, through executive order, claiming to be inviolate even to legislative override, ordered every sixth grade girl in Texas to take a three-shot series of an unproven vaccine for a STD.

This is a “Christian Conservative” mind you, who believes strongly that sex is something to be shared only inside of marriage.

Oh really Rick?  Well, those who follow that prescription don’t need a vaccine, do they?

But it’s not just the jackbooted foot of government that’s in play here, in direct contravention to the premise of conservatism and limited government – oh no.

There’s also the stench of corruption.

Cronyism. Most noxious of all, Perry wraps his big government health mandate in the “pro-life” mantle. But the do-gooder theater is a distraction from the business-as-usual back-scratching and astro-turfing that are Obama hallmarks. Perry’s former chief of staff Mike Toomey is a top Merck lobbyist.Toomey’s mother-in-law CORRECTION his current chief-of-staff’s mother-in-law headed a Merck-funded front group pushing vaccination mandates. Merck’s political action committee pitched in $6,000 to Perry’s re-election campaign in 2007 and Merck discussed the vaccine with Perry staff on the day they donated.

via Rick Perry: You Have Some ‘Splaining To Do in [Market-Ticker].

I had a long day at work yesterday..not a bad one.. just long.  It has been so dry my days with my mowing service employer have been just a few hours or non-existent.  I got home and i was tired but not dehydrated or overheated…i felt good for a days work well done.  I spent some great time at church talking with the youth pastor and chaired a meeting of the IT committee which i run.  All in all a productive night.  When I got home though things went sour quickly.  I began to feel light-headed, groggy..it then went to nausea, migraines, and sinus pressure.  I felt like i was going to throw up then i got dizzy and began shaking..nearly uncontrollably.  My wife who is my rock on this earth told me it has to be a spiritual attack,,,why?  I was not overheated…i was not dehydrated…i had not eaten fast food for lunch…nothing of the things i am prone to do during the day to get me to this state have i done.  We began praying….we prayed against the sickness hitting me in Jesus’s name.  We prayed the pure blood of Jesus over all of us.  I don’t know how long i was under this attack but finally the pain subsided enough…the dizziness faded…the nausea vanished…and for the first time..i felt tired enough to go to sleep…which i did.  I woke up sometime later and needed to take a couple of Tylenol but otherwise it’s over.  Other than not remembering anything else about last night and being a little disoriented today I am 100%.  Upon talking with my wife this morning I had a bit of divine discernment.  The whole family is getting “beatdown” because we have all decided we are going to start attending church activities on wed night.  Wed night is a powerful spiritual night at our church and we are going to jump into the pool….our good adversary apparently does NOT want us to do this….however he has not learned that at least with us..when you do stuff like this it only strengthens our resolve to do it.  For those who know me well I’m a pig headed(oh my goodness one of my cats just fell into the washing machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  rofl!  She got herself out though) and if you tell me not to do something that I am determined to do…well…look out..:)

Army Ranger Receives Medal of Honor | Military.com.

 

 

Bank of America is going bye bye…and guess who is the executioner?  AIG.  This time AIG isn’t the purveyor of bad assets they are trying to recover bad assets from Bank of America.  Combine this with one of BAC biggest pumpers has dumped them and with BAC’s stock now directly tied to it’s cash reserves BAC is toast.  Remember the disaster TARP 1 was?  The US Gov’t is going to try to do a TARP 2. This WILL IMO lead to a further downgrade by S&P and Moody’s and Fitch may not be able to stand with the US Gov’t against S&P due to the enormous amount of additional debt this will INSTANTLY put the gov’t under.   Despite this Obama and CONgress will try to thumb its nose at the credit agencies and try to keep this huge zombie bank lumbering around mindlessly under the lie of too big to fail.

 

 

Here Comes TARP 2: Bank Of America Implodes, At $6.87, BAC CDS Up 20% To 260 bps As Bankruptcy Contemplated | ZeroHedge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember if you deactivate your account everything is still there..you can still log in and everything is still there.  The ONLY way to remove your stuff from facebook is to delete your acocunt entirely.

 

 

How do I permanently delete my account? – Facebook Help Center (5).

If you want things to improve in this country in terms of the federal gov’t WE the people need to quit voting these idiots back into office.

 

Let’s start with who’s fault it is not: S&P.

To recap:

S&P warned early in the year that there was a risk of a downgrade.

S&P, when the debate was entered in May, said that they needed to see $4 trillion in actual deficit reduction and that this was a “down payment” on the problem, not the entire solution (they’re right, incidentally.)

S&P then re-iterated the warning when the debate got contentious.

That’s (at least) three separate warnings that were intentionally ignored.  S&P was not ambiguous nor did they blindside anyone.  They told the government exactly what they needed to see and when in order to avoid the downgrade.  They’re blameless.

So who’s to blame?

CONgress, for it’s willing refusal to either clearly state that it didn’t care if the downgrade happened or complying with S&Ps demands. Pick one.  When you have a firm saying “do X or we do Y”, and that’s a legal act, you either do X or you expect Y.  It is the height of arrogance to try to shine someone on like this – yet Congress did – on both sides of the Aisle.

President Obama, for his belief that he could simply bully an independent business into not doing a lawful thing.  Again, he is a President, not a King.  Go back to Chicago Obama where you belong, and where “kneecap politics” are the way of the world.  Illinois deserves you.

We the people, for our refusal to accept that we cannot have services from our government we refuse to pay for in the present tense.  This is a fact, whether we like it or not. 

via Who’s Fault Is It? – MarketTicker Forums.

READ the entire article…don’t just skim it.  I have put only a small snippet in here.  Bang the link and read….the things laid out in this article are the ONLY way we are going to keep our nation.

 

To the “Tea Party” that was crowing about how they were “successful”, how does that success taste?  Half of your members in fact defected when it came time to vote, and despite the crows of “success” (which was really nothing more than glee over “beating the Democrats desire to increase taxes”) the bad outcome that you claimed to be trying to avoid happened.  Now what? 

To the Democrats who said this was a “good bill” or even one “we can support”: How does abject failure taste?  Your refusal to admit that you cannot spend more than you take in on a perpetual basis and your incessant demands to spend more and more without any plan to pay for it, despite screeches of “tax the rich” and “fair shares” has gone nowhere. 

To the “mainstream” Republicans who said this was “the best we could do” or even “a good bill”: How are you feeling this morning?  Got out of town in seconds after that vote did ‘ya?  Well gee, that worked out real well eh?  Now what? 

Some more facts – and you’re not going to like any of them:

Within hours of the passage of the bill more than half of the authorized increase in the debt ceiling (the first tranch) was blown and gone as Geithner unwound all the screwball theft games he had played for the previous two months.  More than $200 billion instantly vanished.  The scale and price of his deception was instantly laid bare upon the table, as was our fiscal trajectory, since June is one of the heavy tax receipt months (estimated taxes.)

In calendar year 2007 GDP was $14.3 trillion, more or less.  The actual borrowing increase was $548 billion.  The Federal budget was $2.73 trillion.  To balance our fiscal house we would have had to cut 20% of the Federal government – in 2007.

In the last year GDP was $14.8 trillion, more or less.  The actual borrowing increase was $1,700 billion.  The Federal budget (which was never actually passed and signed, a rank violation of Constitutional requirements) was $3.8 trillion.  To balance our fiscal house we would have had to cut 45% of the Federal government – more than double the 2007 figure.

To bring the economy into balance debt must not grow faster than GDP.  In a time when GDP is shrinking debt must shrink faster, not grow faster.  This is basic exponential mathematics.  15 minutes with Excel will prove this to anyone’s satisfaction.  This has been the foundation of my perspective on the economy and our errors since I started pontificating in public on it in the 1990s while running MCSNet, and has been the foundation of The Ticker as well.  Twice in the last month or so I have posted links to Google spreadsheets for those too lazy to do it themselves, making it even easier to visualize what I’ve been talking about.  Anyone arguing otherwise must be able to demonstrate why the laws of mathematics do not apply and prove they are correct, and if they’re unable to they must be ejected from the debate on the path we take as a nation.

via And So It Begins….. – MarketTicker Forums.

As a former military member myself I can tell you one thing.  When you sign into the military there is no guarantee of a fair trial.  I personally witnessed several folks get railroaded out of the military because they did not pull the “line”.  If what this defense attorney says is true it is not surprising.  Folks not only write clemency letters but get your congress critter involved.  Only pressure form the masses and congress is going to get the POTUS to override atrocities like this that are being routinely performed against our military personnel.  Due to the fact that military actions both in Afghanistan and Iraq are illegal it’s time to bring our military members home.  They are to defend our country not to be used as occupation forces in a non-US strategic country for “nation” building.

 

The witnesses against SGT Miller were a soldier who originally supported SGT Miller’s version of events, but he changed his story when he was threatened with being named an accessory and being placed on legal hold so he could not de-mobilize.  The other witness was an Afghan translator who was promised US Citizenship in exchange for his testimony.  He was brought to the US in January and has been living on Fort Campbell in a base hotel at $630 per month with a dedicated van to take him wherever he wants to go, and has been fed at taxpayer expense.  Basically, the two witnesses had every incentive to testify the way the Government wanted them to — consistent with guilt rather than SGT Miller’s claim of innocence.  SGT Miller cooperated in every way from the date of the shooting, but his command lacked the moral courage to stand behind him.

via Eating Our Own: Another Soldier Convicted For Actions In Afghanistan.

You are here illegally…so why would the courts give them standing at all?  Also illegal immigrants should not get public services…they should be arrested and deported…why is this not being done?

 

Illegal immigrant students, teachers and immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland are challenging the Maryland State Board of Elections in court over its validation of a referendum to overturn a law granting in-state college tuition to some illegal immigrants.

Joseph Sandler, a Washington-based pro bono attorney for the plantiffs, said he helped file the lawsuit Monday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

The principal grounds for the suit are that the measure violates the Maryland constitution because laws that provide funding for state programs cannot be put to referendum, and because about 58,000 of the roughly 109,000 signatures accepted by the board are likely invalid for various reasons, he said. If affirmed by the court, that figure would fall short of 55,736 signatures needed to put the measure on the ballot in November 2012.

The new law, which has been blocked by the successful referendum, would allow students who have attended at least three years of Maryland high school and can show they or their parents have filed tax returns to qualify for in-state tuition at community colleges, even if they were in the country illegally.

via Lawsuit challenges ruling on illegal immigrant tuition referendum – The Frederick News-Post Online.