Got the date, got it set up with Global One. Mark your calenders if you’re local, because you do not want to miss this. October 4th, we’re going to have us some very loud fun.
Hell, I’m not feeling upbeat about the mental state of my fellow Americans. This election brings us what is probably one of the worst match-ups in presidential history. We’re running a conservative democrat against a Marxist, and for some reason I can’t seem to get real excited about our options here.
That said, McCain is still 1000 times better than Obama. Yes, McCain sucks by most conservative standards. But still pick any single issue and McCain is better than Obama. And I don’t know if that says just how stupid we Republicans were this time around, or just how extremely far left Obama is.
Obama supporters confuse me. One of the employees of our subletter (so they’re in our shop and use our parking lot) has a Latinos For Obama bumper-sticker on her car. I remarked that if Obama wins, I’ll probably be out of business within in a year. She was like “Huh?” I pointed out that Barack was no fan of guns, and with a Democrat majority in both the house and senate, I would be shocked if we didn’t get another ban rammed down our throat. She didn’t know that Obama didn’t like guns. In fact, as we talked, I discovered that she didn’t know much of anything about what he stands for.
So why did she support him? Health care. Whooeee… I’m a self-employed small businessman. I pay for my own healthcare out of my own pocket, and I’m not exactly rolling in extra dough if you know what I mean. Paying for my family’s healthcare is expensive. But guess what? Since I realize how much the government is going to butcher health-care, I’m glad to keep paying my own way.
You know what would make our health care more affordable? Stop forcing hospitals to pay BILLIONS of dollars a year for medical care for illegal aliens. But there’s an issue where both of the candidates suck. Because apparently it is our duty as American’s to subsidize the healthcare of the failed state just to the south of us.
So beyond jacking the crap out of my taxes so that you can get free (but shitty) government supplied healthcare, what exactly do Obama fans like about the man?
Hope? Change? Horseshit.
They can’t like the man because of his experience. He’s not got any. He’s been a senator for 2 years. John McCain has been a senator for like 200. Personally since the senate is about as useless as ball sweat, I think that should disqualify both of them right there, but I digress. Before he was a senator, he was a state legislator (in the most corrupt state legislature in the country, and even then he didn’t manage to accomplish anything), and before that he was a “community activist”. Well, whoop-de-freakin’ do. And I ran a conveyor-belt and a cheese cutting machine for a summer. Hell, I’m presidential material too!
This is a man who can read a good speech from a teleprompter (written by somebody else), but as soon as he gets put on the spot, he chokes, stutters, and sounds like an imbecile. Then he says “well, I hadn’t got much sleep when I said that.” Well, cowboy the hell up. You want to be president, which means you’ll probably miss a few nights, chump.
When George Bush says stupid crap, it is on every news station, comedians mock it ad nauseum, and even Iranian sock-puppets laugh at him. Barack says that he’s visited all 57 states where typical white people can abort their mistake children, sweetie, and that’s totally cool. And if you point that out, then obviously you’re a racist.
John McCain doesn’t misspeak. He actually is a democrat on 70% of the issues. The stuff he says that pisses me off is actually on purpose. He’s talking about how Lieberman and Bloomberg are still possible running-mates, and all I want to do is vomit. I’m really wanting to support you here John, because you’re running against a spoiled child that will destroy my country, so stop making it so DAMN HARD to support you!
Yes, a spoiled child. Barack is your typical clichéd liberal, whining about how the government needs to take care of us, and stroke our soft little heads, and tell us that everything is going to be okay. At least John McCain is an adult (on 30% of the issues, which is still more than I can say for Obama).
Today I heard a soundbyte where Obama was touring a hospital, and talked about how seeing blood made his queasy. Yes, because that’s the kind of testicular fortitude we need in a leader! McCain got TORTURED for five straight years by the Vietcong. I’m willing to bet that he doesn’t get “queasy” at the sight of blood, especially when he’s sticking his own arm bones back into his flesh, making bamboo splints, and tying them up with filthy rags.
So, McCain sucks on politics, but even at 70+ years old, he would beat Obama to death with his walker. That’s at least one quality I can respect in a leader.
Obama will clumsily yank us out of Iraq. Thereby assuring that everything we’ve worked and sacrificed for will be for nothing. And of course, this is when we’re actually doing well and winning. Tell me that that is the kind of strong leadership you want to square off against another rogue state with nuclear weapons. People keep comparing Obama to Kennedy, and all that tells me is that they need to shut their stupid TVs off and pick up a stinking history book. You honestly expect me to believe that little Barry the community activist of hope and change wouldn’t have wimped out during the Cuban Missile Crisis? (not that he would have minded the communists having nukes conversational distance from Florida, because Obama would have just said “go for it Comrade Fidel”, birds of a feather and all that, but you get the idea).
All of the Obama followers I talk to look at him like he’s Jesus. You’ve got women swooning (“can I get a bottle of water over here”) like he’s John Lennon. I’m waiting for the Secret Service to shoot somebody who is just trying to touch the hem of his robe to cure their leprosy.
Yet none of these Obama supporters can tell me what he actually believes in. He believes in whatever they think he believes in. He’s for the working man! I’m a working man, so I’m trying to figure out how losing another 8-15% of my income to the government is going to benefit me. (Let me break that down for you mouth-breathing non-accountants out there. Congratulations, you now get to work another 1 or 2 months a year, FOR FREE!)
Somebody told me that Obama will lower gas prices! How? By not tapping into our own resources? We’ve got oil off both coasts, in Alaska, and under Utah and Colorado, that we’re not allowed to touch. The democrats kiss the asses of various faceless environmentalists to the point that we’re stupid enough to put our entire nation at a disadvantage to theoretically protect manatees and polar bears, while the same exact parts of the globe are getting tapped by Indian and Chinese interests. Do you really think the Indians drilling in the Caribbean right now give a crap about the manatee? Though Curried Manatee does sound pretty good.
I actually heard some congressional turd the other day say how drilling in those places won’t help gas prices for 10 years… How’s that for foresight? I don’t know about you, but I figure I’ll probably still be driving a car in 10 years, so how about you get off your stupid asses and give us an energy policy better that “rape the oil companies because they made an 8% profit!”
If it would lower my gas prices ten cents a gallon, I’d club a baby seal with a manatee! Screw the environmentalists.
Once again, not making John McCain a whole lot better, considering that he worships at the altar of the Prophet Al Gore. We’ve got both sides tripping over themselves to destroy our nation over science that is basically a load of crap. And for any of you that are reading this blog that believe in man-made global warming, if you can’t answer this question, shut the hell up: If global warming is happening, and it is man’s fault, explain how the Vikings farmed Greenland in recent history. Oh, can’t answer, then see above. Shut the Hell Up.
Five years ago, when I told people that my eventual goal was to build a house out in the middle of nowhere that was totally off the grid, powered by solar panels, a wind turbine, with my own well and gravity fed water tower, I was a psycho right-wing militia type. Now, apparently I’m “environmentally aware” and “Green.” Oh, barf. Anybody who tells me that, I then point out that my off-the-grid house is also going to have a giant fence around it, topped in razor-wire, with solar-powered spotlights for my .50 BMG sniper rifle. Stuff it, hippie. Us government-hating survivalists were into that stuff way before you showed up to the party in your Prius.
I’ve been listening to Obama supporters talk up their boy, (oops, said boy, I must be RACIST), and he’s got nothing. If my side had the balls or the sense to run an actual Republican, then this election would have been a mudstomping like unto Michael Dukakis. Hell, if my party hadn’t sucked wind and kowtowed to a bunch of RINOs in the senate then we probably wouldn’t be in the straights that we’re in now. The Republican party had its chance, and we couldn’t show jack squat.
We had the majority for a brief time, and we blew it. We squandered it. My party is pathetic and can’t demonstrate a lick of leadership. Why didn’t we come up with a coherent energy policy? Why won’t we secure our borders? Why can’t we just man up and smack Nancy Pelosi upside her head? The people speak, and we’re slapped down and told we’re stupid. No wonder we’re in the state that we’re in now. Our party is a joke.
And even then we’re still better than the douche bags on Obama’s side.
May God have mercy on our souls.
So they’ve found a new way to bring back dinosaurs.
And the best line from the article: “‘And so, a normal chicken can actually grow teeth.'” which opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities.
I’m actually all in favor of bringing back velociraptors. Ethics be damned. In fact, I’m in favor of letting them run free in their natural habits. Like New York, or Berkley.
I haven’t posted much here lately. Most of my time sitting in front of my computer has been devoted to working on MHI:2. It is coming along nicely.
Now all I need is for you guys to buy tons of copies when the Baen version of #1 comes out so that they demand an immediate sequeal!
George Romero, being the High Grand Pooba of zombie movies, is held to a pretty high standard. I heard a bunch of people bash on this one before I saw it because of that. I don’t think that’s fair. I thought this one was pretty similar to his other stuff, and if they’re saying that it was inferior to his earlier work, then that was because they’re being nostalgic, and haven’t watched the early stuff on DVD lately.
I’d say that overall, Diary of the Dead is an above average zombie flick that was a little heavy on social commentary and was a bit preachy. But keeping in mind that this is Romero, of course it was going to be preachy. Expecting Romero not to be preachy would be like going to a Guilermo Del Toro movie and being shocked that there were Spaniards in it.
Diary is about a bunch of college filmmakers who’s mummy movie is interrupted by the end of the world. So they decide to take their camera out and film it. The movie is shot in a first person POV, as if the entire thing was spliced together and dumped onto the internet. Worthy goal, and it works pretty good for most of it.
It does get a bit obnoxious though, when somebody has a zombie attacking them, and the other characters are too stupid to drop their cameras and do anything to help. I know it was supposed to be commentary on the state of man, or something, but give me a break.
And of course, the movie ends on a typical Romero high note, with footage of rednecks tormenting the poor zombies. Because you know, us hill-billy gun nuts won’t have anything better to do at the end of the world then hang up zombies and use them for target practice. (well, duh… why would I go through the work to hang them up, when the friggin’ things are shambling around my neighborhood?)
It does have some good lines and some good scenes. My personal favorite is when the hapless filmmakers tell this one survival minded guy that surely the National Guard will restore order, and the dude says “I am in the National Guard.” Him and his group were the only people in the movie with a clue. After the zombies got dusted, I’m sure somebody tried to recruit him to work for MHI.
The only collegian with half a brain ditches the other losers in disgust towards the end. I hope that she went back down and hooked up with the survivors and lived happily ever after. But since this was a Romero movie, I’m sure she was captured and tortured by rednecks or something.
Overall, it was worth watching, but nothing that I’ll probably watch again for awhile.
The bonus features had the winners of a short zombie movie contest from MySpace. Some of those were actually really good. And if you’ve ever wanted to watch Teller from Penn & Teller shoot a zombie in the head with a Winchester, the bonus features are a must have.
So the new date for the shoot is Saturday, October 4th, at Global One in Fairfield Utah.
Details to follow.
Basically, it is an open to the public, fun range day. We’ll be there selling ammo and renting machine guns and grenade launchers and that kind of good stuff. You’re welcome to bring your own stuff also. We’ll have food, and activites.
I’m going to approach all of the local competition clubs to see if they want to have a bay to show off their games and to let the general public try them out.
We’ll blow up a couple hundred pounds of Tannerite. Last year we blew up 2 cars.
There will be a small entry fee to pay for the range. Last year I think we charged like $5.
We will be doing a group buy on Bates boots during the month of June. FBMG is getting set up as a Bates dealer, and will be turning our opening order in at the end of the month. This helps us get our numbers for the opening. So to kick this off, we’re doing a group buy with killer prices.
Go to http://www.batesfootwear.com/ pick any boot that you want. Take the retail price and subtract 40%. Add $8 per pair if we need to ship them.
(take retail price and multiply it by .60, that is our group buy price).
To place your order with a credit card, call 801-571-1160. To pay with a check or money order, send it to:
48 E. 13200 S.
Draper, UT 84020
Please include a good description of EXACTLY (size, options) what you are ordering. Do not forget to include the shipping.
We will turn the order in at the end of the month. Delivery times are dependant on Bates. Most models and regular sizes are in stock. Some items will take longer based on availability.