Do as I say not as I do!

Yet another example of the exemption the political class provide themselves when it benefits them became apparent today, this time with regards to “green” policy.

As Leftlane pointed out in the original article about Obama’s new energy plan, there was already a loophole of sorts that would allow E85 approved vehicles including full-size SUVs to qualify as “advanced technology vehicles,” but now a new announcement by the U.S. Secret Service has revealed that federal vehicles used in certain capacities will also be exempt from the law.

These are the same people who have outlawed your standard incandescent light bulbs.  The government has no business being a nanny forcing people to expend money on a particular product.  If a homeowner wants to pay a higher electricity bill that’s his business.  Frankly I find CFLs considerably worse for the environment given the heavy metals, lead, and other materials required for manufacturing.  A CFL is actually hazardous waste, how many are going to be thrown out as standard garbage?  Couple this with the fact that fluorescent lights give many people headaches, lack of color quality for photography, and their inability to be used with dimmer circuits, you have to wonder why anyone would force this issue. 

It ends up it was political.  Doing this provided the excuse GE needed to close the last light bulb manufacturing plant they had in the states and move the work to China.  Remember the CEO of GE is buddies with Obama, and they escaped their tax burden for the year.

Anyone who thinks that “green” policies are done for the environment, wake the hell up please.  Politicians are using it to gain power.  You lead by doing, these people aren’t leading, they are forcing us to do this and it doesn’t actually benefit us or the environment.  I think Dogbert said it best.

Dilbert.com

What is really sad though is some would actually believe what Dogbert says in the second frame would actually be possible; laws of thermodynamics be dammed.

Stupid, stupid birdie

Nature at its best…good kitty!

This reminds me of Casey Heynes who finally beat the crap out of the bully.

DHS, Brown Shirts is thy Name

A couple weeks ago this came across my desk however it finally made it far enough for some ice cream to flow.

Fans attending this year’s March Madness games will be greeted by a video of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and NCAA President Mark Emmert encouraging them to “say something” if they see suspicious activities.

Everyone’s gauge for suspicious is different.  Many will call in when they should actually be minding their own business.  There are people who call in about an AK-47 when it’s obviously not.  This is nothing more than further pushes to desensitize people and make them more willing to report on their neighbor.

While something bad could happen how is reporting every “suspicious” activity going to help.  How do you separate the large volume of unnecessary noise from the actual incidents?  This is a basic problem of security in general, large amounts of false data result in you decreasing your sensitivity.

Overall this whole scheme is doing two things:

  • Make the sheep feel more comfortable by the use of a security theater.
  • Make people more comfortable and amiable to the idea of calling in their neighbor.

My response is this: Go to hell.

Quote Of the Day–Jay G (03/30/2011)

One child is conversing through the internet with a friend who lives across town; the other is writing a letter to a girl some 10,000 miles away that he knows because his dad and her mom read each others’ blogs and participate in the same gun forum.

Y’know, even though I don’t have a flying car, I like living in the future…

[I spent last weekend using a radio to talk with Eastern and Western Europe, the Philippines, Russia, China, and South America.  Thanks to the wonders of modern signal processing pulling people out of the weeds I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to hear or talk with made it that much more fun. 

The wonders of modern technology make this an awesome place.  I’ve made more contacts through gun blogging and GBC than I would have previously at any other time.  I can easily find and independently verify information on my own.  It’s a wonderful age, that the media and the gun grabbers I think are starting to hate.  It’s too easy for people to figure out the anti-gunner lies, or discover facts they would rather have us not see

Guns, bringing people from all over the world together.  Even kids.  -B ]

Awesome cat tree

Let your kitty cats play in the sinking ruins of the HMS Titanic!

Funny Pictures - Titanic Cat Tower

HB 1016 Passed the Senate

HB 1016 just passed the senate 47 – 0 with 2 excused.  At this point it has to move across Christine’s desk.  Normally I would be concerned, but with the overwhelming support from both the house and senate I’m not too concerned.

Supposedly according to the NRA’s facebook page there are those who disagree with the legalization of suppressors claiming they could only be used for nefarious purposes.  That’s why absolutely no one showed up to EITHER public hearing to speak out against it here in Washington.

Suppressors are a safety device, if you disagree with suppressors, pull the muffler off your car or shut the hell up!

H/T to Uncle on the facebook incident.

Update:It has been Signed.

There’s you, and then there’s us.

Some how the police forgot not only about the kids they arrested and placed in the van but the van itself.

Police who busted a Fort Lee, N.J., high school house party over the weekend left a van full of teens locked up and parked outside in the freezing cold for 14 hours without food, water or access to a bathroom.

How is it you forgot about a van full of kids for 14 hours?  Not only were they forgotten about, but it was someone else walking by that found them banging on the vehicle. 

You have another instance where a police officer is trying to arrest a judge, his reason, the judge refused to sign off on an arrest warrant.

As time goes on, I’m getting a stronger feeling that the police believe they are above and exempted from the law.  They are exempted from the consequences of negligent discharge and even in some instances have gotten away with murder

Running into a cop when he’s having a bad day is starting to look like it will end quite badly for you, he on the other hand will still go home to his family while you’re either dead or forgotten in the back of his cruiser.  No worries though because the officer wont be held accountable for their actions.

A Busy Weekend is Ahead

Blogging is going to be a bit light.  I’m helping out a club with a radio contest this weekend. 

Here are a couple links to things I want to write up on but just don’t have the time.  I can feel the free ice cream machine stirring stuff up, but it just doesn’t want to flow.

I’ll try and get some cream flowing again.