Monthly Archives: October, 2009

OK, I’m going to say this one more time

Folks, I’m on vacation, and the last thing I need is to be sitting in my room editing comments, so I’m going to say this one more time, so it’s clear to all of you.


I have a job. It’s a great job. I love it. Your comments bring unwanted scrutiny to me and to my site. And I will take the damn site down first before I let you people jeopardize the career I love or my livelihood. 

You want to vent your spleen about how you want to shoot blue helmets, lynch government officials or get ready for a standoff, do it elsewhere.  There is very little I will edit out, but threats against me, my family or against duly elected representatives will be deleted post haste. 

Like them or not, they were elected.  Like them or not, they’re in Washington doing a job – a shitty job, but a job nonetheless.  Criticize them. Oppose them and their policies with every fiber of your being. Write why they are wrong.  But start posting stupid emotionalist Walter Mitty-type garbage on my site about blowing the heads off jackboots who are inevitably going to come knocking at your door, and I will shut your ass down.  I don’t care who you are.

This is my first vacation in six years, and I’ll be damned if I will be forced to monitor my site for stupid comments that do nothing but draw unwarranted attention to me and mine.

I hope that’s clear enough.


Well, aren’t we all altruistic!

Sunday, October 25 – the Magic Marxist declares the H1N1 flu a “national emergency.” My kids come home nearly daily with yet another report of one of their friends being diagnosed with the swine flu. There’s apparently a shortage of the vaccine, and even high-risk patients find themselves unable to get a shot.

Since outbreaks of the so-called swine flu
first made headlines in April, Americans have nervously anticipated the
virus’ second coming in the fall, when traditional flu season begins.
But while the first shipments of the vaccine for H1N1 are available,
many people find themselves unable to get protection, even if they are in high-risk groups.

But even though, our own people are standing in lines for hours to get a vaccine, our government has decided to donate 10 percent of our vaccine supply to foreign nations even before demand is met at home!

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told
Wednesday that one in 10 doses of the swine-flu vaccine purchased
by the U.S. will be donated to other nations before the U.S. demand for
the vaccine is filled.

Sebelius also told a Senate committee that vaccine production is well behind demand. 

“What we said is once we have 40 million doses (of the vaccine), the
donation can start,” Sebelius told “There’s an agreement
(of) 10 percent donation that 11 nations have made,” she said. 

HHS has ordered about 250 million doses of the vaccine, so the donation
would begin after the U.S. received just 16 percent of its original

That’s right, folks!  The government has used YOUR tax dollars to purchase millions of doses, which you won’t get, because they’re giving it away to other countries! 

They’ve taken your tax dollars – money you could use to pay your doctor to get this vaccine – bought up huge amounts of it, and now have deemed it decent and ethical to leave you short, while they give away the vaccine to others they apparently deem more “worthy” – worthy enough for you to pay for – for you to sacrifice for – while you go without. 

These are the politicians who believe you and yours should sacrifice and suffer – that it’s noble for you to give up to others, while you and your kids get sick – for others.  And I bet you these “others” who are getting 10 percent of our supply of flu vaccines, have that glorious, government-controlled system your elected Marxist swine want to implement here!

This is the filthy, scab-ridden altruism this administration stands for!

And you want this government to have control of your healthcare???

(h/t John Lott)

Question for the administration

The Congressional Budget Office projects that our federal deficit will be 12 percent of GDP this
year, second in the developed world to only the UK, which stands at
14.5 percent.  The UK has recently been rated higher risk along with
Greece, Latvia and other nations that are in real trouble economically. 

And yet, you continue spending, spending and more spending.

care legislation taking shape in the House carries a price tag of at
least $1 trillion over a decade, significantly higher than the target
President Barack Obama has set, congressional officials said Friday as
they struggled to finish work on the measure for a vote early next

Democrats have touted an unreleased Congressional Budget Office
estimate of $871 billion in recent days, a total that numerous
officials acknowledge understates the bill’s true cost by $150 billion
or more. That figure excludes several items designed to improve
benefits for Medicare and Medicaid recipients and providers, as well as
public health programs and more, they added.

The officials who disclosed the details did so on condition of
anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss them publicly.

How long before
America’s credit rating plummets and we are no longer able to borrow
money to pay for government’s extravagant spending?  Do you think you’re immune to being rated a high-risk borrower?

Clothing for REAL Americans

For those of you who don’t know, I also blog for the Sniper occasionally, although, I do admit I’ve been horribly remiss in my duties.  It’s not because I don’t love the Sniper and my fellow editors, but because I’m a lazy slug, who barely finds time to write for her own blog anymore. 

Nonetheless… I feel the need to mention this.

RangerUp has a new T-shirt, and all you have to do to win this fantastic shirt is send a photo to the Sniper at between now and 26 October.

This is without a doubt the coolest shirt you will win all year, so make sure the photo is good!

Here’s a hint.

What should the subject matter be? Well, whatever you like… but bear in
mind that since both RangerUp and The Sniper are both very military
minded, military themed pictures will get a higher billing than
pictures of say, posies. And considering that we both have websites,
pictures of people holding signs that mention our names would also have
a better chance. Oh, and we’re guys… you figure out the rest. I’ll also
accept funny photoshop jobs because we are, after all, the comics
section of the military blogosphere here. Guns, bikinis, deployment
pics, funny photoshops… whatever pic catches my eye the best is the

I was going to send him a photo of my boobs, but I’m afraid his poor little brain couldn’t handle it.  It could only end badly.

So send in photos, and make them stand out, and you’ll be able to boast about getting an awesome piece of clothing absolutely free!

Zero tolerance = zero sense

The story went around yesterday about a little boy in Delaware who was suspended for bringing a utensil that happened to contain a knife to school, so he could eat his lunch.  I was so angry at this, I wanted to cry!  I couldn’t even blog about it, because the thought of sending this tiny little kid to a school for delinquent malcontents for 45 days because he brought his favorite utensil to school so he could eat lunch – no malice, no threats issued, nothing – made me beyond upset.

Zachary Christie was so excited to become a Cub Scout that he brought
his camping utensil to school. The tool serves as a spoon, a fork and a
knife, and Zachary wanted to use it at lunch.

Zachary didn’t know was that the gizmo violated his school’s
zero-tolerance policy on weapons. And now the Christina School District
in Newark, Del., has suspended the first grader and ordered him to
attend the district’s reform school for 45 days.

Little Zach’s parents fought back for their child – like any good parents should. And today they won.

The Christina School Board voted unanimously to amend the Code of
Conduct for the 2009-2010 school year to allow individual schools
and school administrators more discretion when deciding disciplinary
actions for students in Kindergarten and First Grade. (read
the amendment


Zachary was asleep when we got home from the meeting, but I’m sure
he will be THRILLED to hear the news when he gets up in the morning.


Thanks SO MUCH to everyone all over the country, and even around the
world, who have sent messages to Zachary and signed his petition.
Knowing how many people have been supporting him has been invaluable
to his self-esteem and his happiness.


Unfortunately, while the school board did act to ensure that the
youngest children in the Christina School District won’t fall victim
to zero-tolerance policies, they did nothing to address older
students. There is no evidence that zero-tolerance policies do
anything to reduce school violence, and there is significant
evidence that these policies harm students. It is our hope that by
working with the school board and local lawmakers, we’ll be able to
overturn and do away with all zero-tolerance policies and put into
place policies that will take into consideration a student’s age,
intent, disciplinary history, and other circumstances that arise on
a case by case basis.


Additionally, it is not only the Christina School District that is
using these draconian policies. We have heard stories from families
all over the country who have had children who were victims of these
policies. We will work with advocacy groups and educators anywhere
we can to make sure that zero tolerance policies are no longer used
in our schools.

They’re right. The battle is won, but the war is still raging.  All across the United States, senseless, stupid, simpleminded school administrators are applying ZERO COMMON SENSE policies to innocent little kids such as Zach…

…such as Matthew Whalen

…such as Marie Morrow

These school administrators need to stop being lazy.  It’s all about laziness.  They don’t feel like applying common sense to a situation because it requires effort.  It’s much easier to just send an innocent little child to reform school and tell the parents that “zero tolerance” dictates they must do so – no exceptions.

Fight them, parents!

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