Archive for January, 2012

Wow, really?

January 28, 2012

Michael Bloomberg thought Meredith Graves had cocaine on her? And he said this out loud?

But remember: These people are the smartest in the room and they know what’s best for all of us!

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It’s always about Mother Earth…

January 19, 2012

…or so it would seem (http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/news_columnists/o_ricardo_pimentel/article/Fracking-s-side-effects-Digging-a-deep-hole-2534412.php):

“…fracking…delays a weaning from fossil fuels that should be undertaken for other legitimate reasons.”

So in other words, even if fracking doesn’t pose a threat to the environment, it’s still bad because it (or rather, what it enables) allegedly puts off development of alternative fuel technologies. And make no mistake, that’s exactly what O. Ricardo Pimentel is saying here, because we’re not going to get away from fossil fuels without something to take their place. One wonders why exactly he thinks the oil companies can’t multitask. Or maybe he knows full well that they can; he just chooses to toe the lefty line that he so often defaults to.

At any rate, it’s worth asking why so many liberals are so eager to force immature technology on the people — and why Pimentel himself didn’t compare the development of said technology to product development in the pharmaceutical or software industries. Perhaps that’s another of those questions that the act of asking is to answer.

My latest acquisition from Bass Pro Shops…

January 12, 2012

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…right here:
Gerber Suspension multi-tool. Smooth and serrated blades, can & bottle openers, it’s pretty nifty. The only thing it’s missing that the last one had is a file. And I really like the butterfly design on this one; it’s damn convenient to be able to access the tools in the handle without having to open the whole thing up. I will say the lock is a real pain in the ass to operate for those of us with short fingernails, though I know there’s an easy way to remedy that…

I’ve heard people talk about the Leatherman, but as you know if you’ve priced them, they’re a good deal more expensive — it strikes me that you pay that extra money just for the name, just like you do with Kimbers. I have owned several Gerber multi-tools and knives and they have all served me well. And I have no doubt this one will as well.

(You might be wondering what happened to the others. Well, they didn’t break; I lost ’em…)

Yep, that’s about right.

January 10, 2012

The San Antonio Express-News editorial board, on the shooting of the Brownsville middle school student who was wielding a pellet gun (http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/editorials/article/School-gunman-left-few-options-2450973.php):

“When someone is refusing to drop a weapon in a public building filled with hundreds of young people law enforcement does not have much choice.”

Yep, especially when the weapon in question was a dead ringer for a Glock 19. It sucks that the kid died, but he died due to his own bad choices. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.