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Grandpa get your gun

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

- Wiccapundit

What a perfect bookend to my recent pistol-packin’ granny post:

90 year old man shoots burglar after being shot in the face, then proceeds to fight the injured intruder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you mess with this guy?  I wouldn’t.  He doesn’t look a day over 85.

(h/t Captain Capitalism)

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The inmates are in charge of the nuthouse. On second thought, they ain’t so crazy after all – just guilty as all hell.

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

- Wiccapundit

If you want to know why your Wiccapundit no longer speculates in the stock and commodities markets, and instead invests exclusively in lead and brass (*wink*) for long-term gain potential, look no further than the widening cesspit that is MF Global.

As Market Ticker and Zero Hedge have pointed out of late, and Ann Barnhardt shows today, the financial markets are like a casino where when you bet wrong, you lose, and when you bet right, you lose.

The two big shitburgers of late: (1) The bankruptcy trustee in the MF Global Chapter 7 proceeding SEIZED physical bullion of MF Global’s customers; bullion that they paid for, took actual delivery of, have serial number receipts for specific bullion bars of, that they stored in bonded warehouses and have paid receipts for storage fees for.  (2) The MF Global bankruptcy was filed as a Chapter 7 for a SECURITIES dealer, not for a COMMODITIES BROKER, which MF Global actually was.  The difference?  Under Subchapter IV of  Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code (the proper section for a commodities broker bankruptcy), the customers are first in line.  Under the section for securities dealers bankruptcy, the CREDITORS are first in line.  Can you say J.P. Morgan?

As Ann has said before, if you think you actually own something in this environment, YOU DON’T, unless you can physically stand in front of it with a weapon in your hands to defend it.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Molon Labe.

 

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Yeah, the Chinese are DEFINITELY going to be the next superpower. Right.

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

- Wiccapundit

I always thought the blather about how the Chinese are going to dominate the future was misplaced.  I mean, any culture that specializes in different ways to cook chicken in a wok is not likely to be the next military powerhouse.

It seems I was right.

When buying two old Soviet aircraft carriers from the Ukrainians, the Chinese claimed that their reason for doing this was to convert them into tourist attractions. Reputedly, the actual situation was that they hoped to learn as much about aircraft carriers from them as possible, and then refit them as actual aircraft carriers. Upon discovering that they were in fact large and immense floating pieces of rust that had actually not been very good aircraft carriers in the first place, in a possible attempt to save face, the Chinese did attempt to convert them into tourist attractions after all. Thus the two Soviet military theme parks, one in Shenzhen based around the Minsk and the other in Tianjin based around the Kiev.

Both subsequently went bankrupt, a day out while looking at rusting remnants of the Soviet Union not apparently being a big attraction for the young Chinese. The Kiev carrier in Tianjin has apparently been subsequently converted into a hotel. The Minsk in Shenzhen continues to rust.). The Chinese in 1998 purchased the incomplete Admiral Kuznetsov class carrier the Varyag, which was at that point floating somewhere in the Ukrainian waters of the Black Sea. The carrier was officially bought by a Macau based tourist venture, with the pretext being that it would be converted into a casino. In this case, though, it remains in the hands of the Chinese military. After a (very) lengthy refit, it may one day enter into service in the Chinese navy.

All evidence is that the Chinese did in fact purchase Charles de Gaulle’s yacht with the intention of turning it into a floating Bavarian beer bar, however.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(h/t Samizdata)

 

 

 

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Obama’s Watergate

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

- Wiccapundit

At least, that’s what I’m calling it.  It’s just that there are so many scandals to choose from: Pigford, Fast & Furious, etc. ad nauseum.  But the one he should be tagged with is Solyndra.  Say it with me: SOLYNDRA.

What the hell is Solyndra?   A manufacturer of solar panels touted by Teh Prez as being a sterling example of what public-private partnership can do in creating “green jobs.”  Yeah, well the only green in this story is the cargo-ship-sized mounds of public money squandered on another bullshit environmental fetish project run by tied-in Obama cronies.  Remember the Left during the Bush/Cheney years always screaming “BushCheney!  Halliburton!! Eleventy!! 11!!”  Halliburton were a bunch of pikers compared to this crowd.

Solyndra:

1. Recipient of nearly a half billion in low interest (try 1.374% to 1.731%) taxpayer-backed Federal government loans.    2. Company now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  3. Major billionaire investor in company was a major Obama campaign fundraising bundler.  4. Neither the Treasury Dept. nor the Office of Management and Budget will provide Congressional investigators with requested documents concerning the loans and how Solyndra obtained them.

Nothing to see here; move along.

Read the whole story at Verum Serum.

This is crony capitalism at its most disgusting.  Say the word loud and long: SOLYNDRA, Obama’s Watergate.  Say it often enough, and maybe it’ll get some traction.

UPDATE:  Solyndra raided by the FBI.   This just gets better and better.

 

 

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A metaphor for the debt ceiling debate

Monday, July 18th, 2011

- Wiccapundit

This is a great excuse for me to post a flying video.  Think of this final approach and botched landing at St. Barts to be the Democrat approach to the debt ceiling debate:

 

This is how the approach should be done; “conservative style.” Notice how the pilot not only makes the landing, but is able to turn off at the first taxiway. It’s called competence.

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Delta Air Lines: Bah!

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

- Wiccapundit

Frequent readers of this little blog know that I am an airplane nut.  Ever since I was a kid, I have loved everything aviation-related.  Even as an adult flying commercial, I would waffle over taking the aisle seat for comfort, or the window seat so I could stare out the window.  It has taken the particular genius combination of airline stupidity (charge for checked bags and everything else they can suck out of you) and government unpleasantness (TSA stands for “They Suck Ass”) to make someone who loves to fly HATE to get on an airplane.

Add this one to the long-as-my-Johnson list of reasons I won’t set foot on a commercial flight, particularly not one of Delta’s:

Delta Partners With Saudi Arabian Airlines; Jews Now Can’t Fly

Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly Delta Air Lines flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta’s new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines. (emphasis added)

I suppose that a witch wearing a pentagram and flying on Delta to Saudi Arabia would be right out.  Like I’d ever be caught dead entering a backwards, barbaric, Stone Age sandpit like that.

Or like I’d be caught dead EVER taking another flight on Delta.

(h/t to AoSHQ, of course)

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Pay your f’in loans or we break your legs…

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

- Wiccapundit

Or maybe we handcuff you and stuff you and your small children in the back of a hot police car for 6 hours.   Because nothing says “we’re here from the Federal Government and we’re here to help” like having a SWAT team break down your front door at 6:00 AM looking for your estranged ex-wife who is a hardened criminal person who defaulted on her student loans.

First of all, what is it with law enforcement agencies that can’t find the right person at the right address?  Jeez, even commercial bill collectors are required by law to do some due diligence when tracking down deadbeats.  I have respect for LEO members who are doing a difficult, often dangerous job.  But I have great contempt for chair-warming bureaucrats who exercise the jackboot when it pleases them.  I mean, please.  Just how dangerous is a defaulted student loan debtor going to be?

“Back off coppers!  I may owe a few grand to Uncle Sam for the student loan I took out to get that degree in Womyn’s Indigenous Culture Transgender Studies, but I’m not going to the Big House for it!  Come and get me, flatfoot! Top of the world, Ma!”

As Ace noted, who the hell knew that the Department of Education had a SWAT team?

(h/t Ace sidebar)

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Art? Never heard of it.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

- Wiccapundit

As the saying goes: “If I can paint it, it ain’t art.”   Which can be restated as: Most modern art looks like a four-year-old painted it.  The reason four-year-olds paint that way is because they haven’t learned how to paint yet.

This comes to mind when I read this 2001 account:

A cleaner (janitor) at a London gallery cleared away an installation by artist Damien Hirst having mistaken it for rubbish. Emanual Asare came across a pile of beer bottles, coffee cups and overflowing ashtrays and cleared them away at the Eyestorm gallery on Wednesday morning.

Oops.  That was art?  Oh, so sorry, I thought it was a pile of shit.

How long before someone actually pinches a loaf, puts a title on it, and submits it to a juried art exhibition?  I haven’t scoured the bowels of the Internet to confirm, but I suspect it’s already happened.

“Art beware, it’s all been done; there’s nothing new under the sun.” – Ambrosia, “Art Beware”

(h/t Samizdata)

 

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What, no Rapture?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

- Wiccapundit

Oh, it was the Rupture that was supposed to happen yesterday.

Well, I did sorta pull my hamstring.

A little.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Aw hell, who’s gonna feed me now?”

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Sad. I wanted the troll to come out to play.

Friday, May 6th, 2011

- Wiccapundit

How frustrating.  The spam trap collected what I thought was another troll we could abuse.  At least, the tone of the comment seemed to suggest it:

The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

Alas, the user link goes to some site selling video game consoles.  Ah, too bad.  Akismet triumphs again!

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