Are you kidding me?

This blows my mind. Why on earth does the Pentagon need to get involved in gay pride? How is the relevant to national security?

Washington (CNN) — The Department of Defense announced Thursday that it will be commemorating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride later this month. The event will be the first of its kind for the Pentagon.

“The Defense Department is planning an LGBT Pride Month event for later this month,” Pentagon spokeswoman Eileen Laniez said in a statement issued Thursday.
Press Secretary George Little said senior Defense Department officials will take part in the event, but had no other details.

Just a year ago, a member of the military faced punishment or discharge if he or she admitted being homosexual, but last September the administration scrapped the policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Poetry in Motion

Some Guy Turned His Dead Cat Into A Helicopter

Following this cat’s tragic demise after a fatal encounter with a car, Dutch Artist Bart Jansen turned the remains of the feline into a remote controlled helicopter. The device has been dubbed the Orvillecopter after the cat’s namesake American aviator Orville Wright.

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Obama Quote

“The private sector is doing fine,” the president said during a White House press conference. “Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government. … If Republicans want to be helpful, if they really want to move forward and put people back to work, what they should be thinking about is how do we help state and local governments. -Barack Obama”

June 8, 2012

Wow! Talk about doubling down. It’s one thing to think the economy is doing well with 23,000,000 out of work. But to think the answer is to grow state and local governments? Government doesn’t produce anything!

Amazing. There is nothing to work with here.

Big Brother

So two months ago my wife was down with a herniated disc. I’m swamped at work. I’m traveling. My boys have to be driven ten places every day. It’s one of the busiest times in my life and my wife’s car needs to be inspected. I don’t have time to do it. Finally, I have a few free minutes. I run to the place by Walmart so I can do the grocery shopping while I wait.

So I drop off the car, go do my shopping and then carry all the food down the street to the place. I load the groceries in the car and go to pay the bill. To my surprise, I failed the inspection. It wasn’t the emissions or brakes. It wasn’t a burned out bulb on a headlight. It wasn’t a cracked windshield. What was it? Scroll down to see.

Ya, that’s right. My windshield wiper is ripped about an inch. How they even noticed it is beyond me. I suppose I shouldn’t fault them for following the law….BUT I DO! Of course they will fix it for me for $17. That doesn’t give me new wipers. It gets me a new wiper. That’s right, 1 wiper for $17. My guess is that it’s a lousy one too.

It aggravates me that our nanny state feels that they need to reach down into the bowels of our lives and start meddling. I wish they would give some thought to how such policies complicate our lives.

BTW- I drove home steaming. Dropped off the groceries, booked it back to Walmart for new wipers. Installed them and got the taxes paid. The place never even came out to see if I fixed the wiper.


I just watched Rudy for about the twentieth time. It’s an awesome movie. I find it inspirational and motivating every time I see it.

Outlawing Big Gulps

How can NYC justify outlawing Big Gulps and not outlaw cigarettes and booze? Big Gulps can increase your weight but they don’t kill. You can’t come close to drawing the cause and effect argument on soda that you can tobacco. Big Gulps don’t impare your driving. They don’t contribute to domestic violence. They don’t impact peoples work. They don’t lead to unwanted pregnancies and STD’s. They don’t destroy families.

What a joke.