Monday, August 25, 2014

TOO MUCH GOOD STUFF LATELY, SO -

THIS JUST IN!

Guns and Crime:
  Story A:  Crime at all time low!
  Story B:  Gun Ownership way up!
   Hmmmm . . . .

Ferguson:
  Story A:  Another Common Variety Street Thug Dead!
  Story B:  Race Baiter in Chief sends 3 Representatives to the funeral!
  Story C:  Race Baiter in Chief sent 0 Representatives to Margaret Thatcher's funeral!
  Story D:  Race Baiter in Chief sent 0 Representatives to beheaded journalist's funeral!
   Hmmmm . . . .

Ukraine:
  Story A:  Obama Tells Putin:  Sending anything into Ukraine, including 'humanitarian aid', will be viewed by the US as an invasion!
  Story B:  Putin sends in stuff anyway!
    Hmmmmm . . . .

Islam:
  Story A:  Carter to Deliver Keynote Address at Muslim Convention in Detroit!
   Story B:  Hamas begs the Race Baiter in Chief to stop the 'holocaust' in Gaza!
    Hmmmm . . . .

Burger King:
  Story A:  Burger King considers moving to Canada to reduce corporate taxes!
  Story B:  Race Baiter in Chief calls Burger King and companies like them 'corporate deserters who renounce their citizenships to shield profits!'  (Ostrich Killer comment:  the purpose of any business is to profit.  Ask their shareholders.  Duh.)
  Story C:  Burger King would save 46% on its corporate taxes by moving to Canada!
  Story D:  (prediction:  Burger King stock soars after move to Canada.  Other fast food companies study Burger King model.)
    Hmmmm . . . .

The Reverend Jeremiah Wright:
  Story A:  The Race Baiter in Chief's pastor for more than 20 years, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright,  says "God Damn America!"
  Story B:  The Reverend Wright's Daughter convicted of embezzling 'my brother's keeper' taxpayer-provided money.  
     Hmmmm . . . .

Do you doubt any of the above?  Does some of it seem simply absurd?  Google it.  See for yourself.

Sometimes the news just begs for this sort of fun story comparisons.  Time for a beer.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

PUSSIFICATION OF THE NFL

A Man's Sport In Decline

During a pre-season game a few days ago your Ostrich Killer observed with surprise that one of the officials had tucked a pony tail up beneath the official's hat.  His surprise increased when he discovered that the official was a female.  He immediately wondered what every other red-blooded male wondered: how many snaps has she taken under center?  How many runs up the middle has she made?  How many downfield blocks has she thrown?  How many times has she been sacked?

Then your Ostrich Killer wondered if part of the qualification criteria for any NFL official candidate includes a personal history of having played football for a few years in order to have a player's insights into the game.  I don't know the answer to that, but if officials are NOT required to have played football, then of course there's no reason - other than the mothering / nurturing instinct - a female could not be such an official.  A game being regulated by officials who've never played the game has obvious issues.

Which brings us to another topic: the Richard Sherman Nullification order coming out of the NFL head office.  That order is why you are seeing so many 'illegal contact' and 'holding' calls against pass defenders this pre-season.  Penalties per game are up dramatically since last year's preseason - about double - and more since a handful of years ago.  

I don't know about most NFL game viewers, but when your Ostrich Killer watches a game where yellow flags fall out of the sky like snowflakes he starts channel surfing.  If your Ostrich Killer isn't alone in his boredom / disgust, the NFL might notice viewership numbers that don't quite reach their targets.  And that would be a good thing.

One last thought: the NFL Richard Sherman Nullification order is a guaranteed first down getter for struggling offenses.  Here's how it goes in the huddle:  "Okay guys, we need a first down.  All you receivers go out, and when you get ten yards down the field juke and swerve sneakily so that the pass defender runs into you.  That'll draw an illegal contact flag against the defender, and we'll make five yards and an automatic first down.  On Three!"

Your Ostrich Killer officially predicts this unless the NFL modifies its order.  Watch and see.  And then start channel surfing, because football is dying and it will be too painful to watch it being de-testosteroned.

THREE IMPORTANT DEFINITIONS

Protester, Vandal, Looter


The situation in Ferguson and many others in prior history indicate that some clear distinctions are necessary concerning the above three categories of actions.  As usual, your clear-thinking and eloquent Ostrich Killer will say some things no one else is saying but everyone else is thinking, and in the process enlighten all those who never read this blog, and amuse those of you who do read this blog.  Enjoy.  LMK if you have thoughts on the matter.  So let's start.

PROTESTER: This sort of individual carries a sign and / or walks around chanting slogans.  He / she is usually accompanied by others doing similarly.  Disposition of these sorts of people:  Leave them alone to protest, so long as they don't interfere with others going about their daily activities.

VANDAL:  A vandal intentionally damages private and / or public property.  This sort of damage may include things like spray painting, breaking windows, knocking over parking meters, etc.  Often protests have a few vandals in their midst, especially if the protest is being held by liberal-thinking organizations / mobs.  Disposition of vandals: arrest them and take them to trial.  Following the trial the injured parties should take them to civil court to collect damages.

LOOTER:  The typical looter is someone who is taking advantage of a protest or riot or other civil unrest to enrich himself by stealing merchandise.  Often he / she will first vandalize a business or home, breaking in by smashing windows and doors and display cases.  He / she has no interest in the protest or riot, but pretends otherwise as he / she uses them for cover as he / she staggers out of the store under the weight of that new 55" TV or that ATM they just ripped out of the wall.  He / she is just a common thief and a detriment to society.  The proper disposition of looters:  Police should shoot them where they stand, being careful not to hit that 55" TV.  If the police are unable to shoot them all (run out of ammo, for example) the property owners should shoot them.  There would be no daily bag limit on looters, although there would need to be irrefutable proof of looting.  Today's web-linked video security cameras would be one source of such proof.  The savvy business or home owner will have such systems set up and operating, for the same reason the savvy hunter first obtains a hunting license.

There.  Not only has your Ostrich Killer defined terms, he has also provided a bonus: a practical primer to police departments and business owners everywhere.

You're welcome, all of you.  Now my second cup of coffee needs attention.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another Common-Variety Street Thug Dead

Ho Hum.

Headline news: Police shoot and kill a robbery suspect.  The idiot suspect first assaulted, then escaped briefly, then turned and charged back at the police officer.  The police officer, after suffering a serious eye injury during the assault, shot him.  Reportedly more than a dozen witnesses confirm the injured officer's account of events.

But is that particularly news-worthy?

Frankly, it isn't.  Happens pretty often.  Shot resisting arrest after assaulting a police officer carrying out his duties.  Local news, if that.  

But wait!  The suspect was black.  

So?

The police officer was white.

Oh.  Well that calls for deploying the professional race baiters (you know who they are - Jackson, Sharpton, Farrakhan, Chris Matthews and most of the liberal national media, and our attorney general Eric Holder) and the common-variety wannabe street thugs looking for any excuse to break into stores and steal merchandise and an ATM.  Anyone know how much money is inside an ATM?

I thought police were supposed to shoot looters.  That's the proper disposition of looters.  But I guess they've delegated that responsibility to the store owners. 

But back to the demise of Mr. Michael Brown.  He was eighteen, and aside from his sealed juvenile record, he was arrested last November for armed robbery and assault causing serious physical injury during the robbery.  

Sounds familiar.  Sounds in-character.

Every day blacks die during the commission of a crime.  The vast majority of them die at the hands of other blacks.  According to most recent stats, for every black killed by a white policeman, 60 are killed by other blacks.  Sharpton, Jackson, Farrakhan and Holder and the media are nowhere to be found following those events.  But let a thug die while assaulting a non-black police officer - well, I think you can figure it out.

There's money and political capital to be made by fanning the flames of racial tensions.  

Why is the color of skin so important?  Why couldn't the news headline, run in a local (because the story is not important enough to make the national news) newspaper on the third page, say something like "Robbery Suspect Killed During Assault on Police Officer" and let the matter rest there?  Because all evidence points to that situation being exactly what happened.

What happened to a media that reported the news, instead of inventing it?

I have the hopefully overly cynical suspicion that the media won't be satisfied until they can run a headline that reads something like "Police Officer Who Killed Michael Brown Hunted Down.  He and Family Slain by Black Mob."  Remembering the Tawana Brawley and Zimmerman stories and comparing them to this drags your Ostrich Killer to that cynical suspicion.  The similarities are just too compelling.  Why else publish the officer's name?  Why else publish maps to his home?

A common variety street thug is dead.  That's good for his neighborhood and society in general.  I can't wait for the tox screen to come back on him.  My guess is crank or PCP.  And I can't wait to hear what the professional race-baiters have to say about it then.  My guess is they'll keep their mouths shut.

My guess is also that both Rush and Michael Medved will speak dispassionately and logically on the matter, and be accused of racism by the race-baiters and their butt-kissing swarms of drones.

I need a second cup of coffee.  Your Ostrich Killer out for now.  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Don't Think Your Vote Matters?

Ask The Citizens of Gaza

Many people don't vote.  Their reasons (excuses, actually) vary: 
1. I forgot.
2. Who cares? They're all the same.
3. I don't understand the issues, so I don't want to cancel the vote of someone who does.
4. I would, but why bother? The other side is going to win, according to the pollsters. (Or my side is going to win anyway, according to the pollsters.)
5.  One vote doesn't matter, and besides I have to work.

The list is much longer, but the end result is the same: that person doesn't vote.

A vote matters.

To the non-voters, I say I don't want to hear you bitching about political matters.  You haven't earned the right to complain.

In 2006 the citizens of Gaza elected a slate of Hamas candidates to run their tiny country.  Now, most of the civilized world and even some Arab countries have Hamas at the top of their Terrorist Organizations list, right there with Al Qaeda.

So the citizens voted to be run by a terrorist organization.

Now they are dying - not for the first time - from Israeli artillery and air strikes, retribution brought about because over the years the duly elected Gaza government has fired more than 10,000 rockets into Israel, trying to kill its citizens.  Hamas, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, has sent kidnap teams into Israel, terror squads into Israel.

And now Hamas is being killed by Israel.  As they die, they hide their rockets and weapons in hospitals and schools and shoot at Israeli from those facilities, hoping that Israel will strike them and kill school children and hospital patients.  Israel does.  The photos show up on their accomplice network, CNN.  Hell, Hamas shoots their own citizens if they dare to object to having rockets launched from their front yard.

Hamas wants as many of their countrymen to die as possible.  A huge pile of children's corpses would be, in their view, a triumph.

While I wonder now how many of the Gaza citizens might have voted differently had they thought more than ten seconds about who Hamas is, I have no sympathy for them.  They elected this government, now they get to reap the whirlwind.  

There are, to your otherwise lovable Ostrich Killer's thinking, no innocent voters just as there are no innocent non-voters.

But these idiots have a way to save themselves: get rid of Hamas.  Seek them out, kill them wherever they are found.  Then hold new elections and see if they can join the community of civilized nations.

Don't think a vote matters?  Many Gaza citizens might now argue with that sort of mindless bullshit thinking.

But wait, some might say.  That's Gaza.  We're Americans.

Yes, we are.  Look who is President.  Look what he is doing.  He is LITERALLY singlehandedly and in direct violation of the Constitution destroying the United States, because that is what he wants to do.  And the majority of the electorate (voters) want him to do that.  Apparently, because they elected him.  Twice.

Makes me wonder about the oft-cited wisdom of the American voter.  There is scant evidence of significant populations of such creatures in our pop-culture saturated society.

A vote matters.  Yours.  Mine.  The neighbor's. Take it seriously, and use your brain instead of your emotions.  Think.

As usual, some of my readers may wonder if I have my facts right.  As usual, they are free to verify them for themselves.  That is what Google is for.

Now, another beer.  Too late for coffee.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

World Cup Soccer Rule Changes

It's All About Player Safety


Now that the World Cup is in the quarterfinal stages, it might be time to look at some ways to improve safety for players.

Scarcely a minute goes by without a player falling to the turf clutching at himself, his face twisted into paroxysms of agony at some brutal injury or other.  This sometimes results in a free kick.  Usually that player's insensitive coach will leave the injured player in the game to carry on as best he can.

What other sport allows their players to prance about in beach attire and risk injury like soccer does?  What other sport requires players who've been grievously injured as these players apparently are, to continue playing?  None, that's what.  Not ice hockey.  Not American football, certainly.  

So your Ostrich Killer, in the hopes that his suggestions will save at least one soccer player a serious injury, proposes a few minor changes.

1.  First, there are many violent collisions.  These are dangerous.  Hockey and American football players know this, which is why they wear the equipment they wear.  So soccer players should do the same - a hockey type helmet with a faceplate to reduce the chances of concussion and fingers in the eyes.  Padding about the shoulders and thighs and rib cage and hips would be also be prudent minimums.  For more ideas on player protection, FIFA might consider consulting the Pussification Committee of the NFL.

2.  Some rule changes would help reduce the number of players being so brutally knocked to the ground.  
  A.  A player who does not rejoin play within 10 seconds after hitting the ground for any reason would be required to leave the match.  His team could replace him, but that player will not be allowed back into the match, so that medical staff can have sufficient time to do a thorough exam to determine the extent of his injuries.
  B.  A player receiving a yellow card will be required to leave the match, but can be replaced.  A red carded player will still be required to leave the match without replacement.
  C.  Any team receiving two red cards during a match will forfeit the match and suffer other penalties as the league may deem appropriate.
Again, other rule changes may benefit the players, and the NFL Pussification Committee could be a valuable resource for suggestions.

Yes, it grieves your Ostrich Killer to see the awful mayhem, the agonies so apparent on the faces of the injured, and he hopes that FIFA and other controlling bodies will adopt his modest proposals.  After all, it's for the good of the players.

Coffee calls.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

OBAMA'S WARS

BHO WAGES UNRELENTING WARS!

What? Obama?  Wars?  What wars?

Why, his wars on -
of course.  But you knew about them, right?  And there are many others, some of them documented in this blog's archives.  Browse among them if you're curious.

This president is doing everything in his power to act on his contempt for this country's security, economy, energy, cheap food supply, military, Constitution, privacy, traditions, and our historical way of life in general.  He is an America-hater, a person who thinks America's place as the Golden City in the Sky needs to be downgraded to Slum in the Dump.  He is doing everything he can to bring that about.  His actions are plain and there to see, to anyone who can see that the emperor has no clothing.  He has as his enablers and accomplices many in the liberal establishment in congress, and leading the department of justice.  Prosecuting him for crimes and misdemeanors will be difficult without the help of the department of justice, and you can bet they will not cooperate.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Assembling the Counter-revolutionary Forces

Federal Armies Being Amassed

Recently the Posse Comitatus laws were 'amended' by Congress to allow use of the US Military against the citizens of the United States, within the United States.  Additionally, many federal agencies are arming themselves.  The Department of Homeland Security alone has ordered two billion rounds of small arms ammo, enough for 30 years of a Vietnam-level conflict, and 2,700 mine-resistant armored personnel carriers. 

Should not the informed and engaged citizen do likewise?  Should we not acquire personal firearms and ammo stocks and otherwise prepare to join a new American revolution, should it come?  Wouldn't that be prudent?  Wouldn't that be in the American tradition?

Guns are bad, though.  Right?  Don't you hear that daily from democrats?  From liberals?  From 'progressives?'

It should come as no surprise that most democrats are anti-gun.  Democrats are big government acolytes, and big government requires citizen cooperation or submission, or - gasp - compulsion.  Compelling an armed citizenry is more difficult than compelling a disarmed citizenry.  Duh.

The framers of our Constitution, fresh from shooting tyrants in order to win our freedoms, understood that guns are for shooting tyrants.  That's why they wrote the Second Amendment as they did - to guarantee that future generations of Americans would be able to shoot tyrants again if needed.  The Second Amendment is not about making sure we can shoot Bambi or burglars.  The Second Amendment is what assures that all the other amendments stay in place.

Most democrats want to subjugate the population of this country to government rule.  That's why they are waging wars against anonymity, against personal mobility, against economical food, against energy independence, against the accumulation of wealth, against privacy, and above all against the expression of truth and thoughts.  But to subjugate a large population of armed citizens - well, how to go about it?

They implement the Czechoslovakian model

To summarize the Czechoslovakian mode., you find out where the guns are.  You do that through registration and such seemingly innocuous means as 'background checks' before allowing a purchase, or having your doctor ask your children during a sports physical if there are guns in your house, or having teachers ask the same sorts of questions, etc.  All that info goes into databases.  And our government is nothing if not able to access any databases they like.  That's why they require those questions be asked.

Next, you generate as much anti-gun sentiment as possible.  That's hard to do, except in areas where people don't hunt or sport shoot.  Big cities and their immediate suburbs, in other words.  But those areas are home to close to half of Americans.  The other half have their share of anti-gun thinkers too, although far fewer.  So to generate even more anti-gun sentiment, the democrats fan the flames of fear by leveraging every gun-related event.  They view Columbine and other such tragedies as golden opportunities, getting legislation passed that would have done nothing to prevent such tragedies but 'felt good' and satisfied the idiot citizen's wish that 'somebody do something.'  You can depend on some democrat - always a democrat, by the way - to be the first to propose new legislation following any gun-related tragedy.

Finally, you confiscate.  At first you do this by confiscating weapons from people who commit felonies.  Then you confiscate weapons from people who commit misdemeanors.  Then you confiscate from people whose medical records contain any hint of mental abnormality.  Then you confiscate from people who write blogs like this one.  You boil the confiscation frog slowly and incrementally, lest you alarm the armed populace.  You do it 'for the good of Americans.'  You take generations to do it, and you grease the skids through media and public indoctrination centers, commonly known as 'schools.'  Who needs guns, after all?  We have police to protect us.  So give us your guns and we'll protect you.  We'll protect Bambi and Peter Cottontail too.  You don't want Bambi and Peter Cottontail shot do you?  And your neighbors will feel safer too.

Who will protect us?  Turns out we also have Homeland Security agents with two billion rounds of small arms ammo and 2,700 mine-resistant armored vehicles to protect us from terrorists.  They must know something about terrorists that we don't, to be armed to the teeth like that.  The ammo alone is enough to supply a Vietnam-level war for 30 years.  And we have the USDA armed agents to protect us.  The Post office.  Seldom does a week pass that we don't read of another federal agency arming itself.  Why?  Against who?

Now even the military can be used against American citizens.  However, the military is made up of patriots, and a president attempting to invoke their might against the citizenry may well instead provoke the military into taking action against the government itself as they uphold their oath to protect the Constitution against 'enemies, foreign and domestic.'  In this case the federal government would be the domestic enemy.  So what forces could the federal government use against its citizens?  Homeland Security, The USDA, Post Office, and any number of other federal departments, whose allegiance to their government paycheck is strong and their appreciation for traditional American freedoms weak. 

Obama and the democrats are building an army of federal agents that can be used against its citizens.  They fear that at some point we will start shooting the agents of tyranny, as our founding fathers meant for us to do when necessary.  They want an army they can depend on.

So of course a disarmed citizenry would be helpful.  

Your Ostrich Killer's advice: don't disarm, and don't cooperate with the forces and agencies who would help enable disarming our citizenry.

A second cup of coffee is calling me . . .