Wednesday, September 27, 2006

CarBaQue Season In Europe

Looks like its time CarBaQue Season in Europe.

Renault and Peugeot dealers are no doubt already dancing about with glee.

This sort of thing happened in the United States in the 60's, 70's, 80's (leftist hippy marches) and in a few isolated incidents in the 90's (typically after claimed police brutality).

Once the government shows they will not tolerate disorder this sort of thing will stop.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

PWND

Hamid Karzai the President of Afghanistan unleashed pwnage upon the whackjobs in the press today cogently stating the obvious; terrorists had been attacking us long before 9/11 and other than taking the fight to your enemy how do you stop them?

Watch the video on this link.
His piece is at the end.

My thanks to our ally in the war on terror.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

New Scam Alert

Apparently there is a scam afoot that all shoul be made aware of.

Spank That Donkey has the details.

Parents Beat Perv

Here is a little snippet from the news of how a community should react to someone's harmful actions to children.

Fifteen adults caught and subdued a man who was showing nude pictures to kids at a park.

Bravo to those vigilant parents.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Mild But Pleasant

I love a good hoppy beer.

This is why I lean to the hop-a-liscious IPA's like Ale Smith, Stone IPA and Reaper Ale's Sleighor.

I lean to heavier end of the scale, that is the IPA's with the over the top bitterness reminiscent of an ex-wife.

This is why I found I was surprised to be pleased by a milder IPA; Harpoon's IPA.



This was like a very well done beer, balanced, lacking the hearty bottom of most of my favorite IPAs but combined that with an equivalent approach to hopping.

Frankly it was more like a good Czech Pilsner with a hoppy character than an IPA.

This beer made me want to sit on the porch on a sunny but cool autumn day, rather than my usual IPA fare's inspiration to subdue a continent for God and Country.

However in and of itself a worthy example of the brewing art.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Orianna Falacci Passes

Those who know me understand that I have a firm faith in the quintessential American values; courage to stand your ground and do what's right regardless of the popularity of it, self reliance, speaking your mind, to name a few.

I also support whole heartedly free speech.

I have purchased books that I do not agree with just to thwart those who say I should not read it.

An example would be Philip Jose Farmer's Image of the Beast.

Another example would be the works of Orianna Fallaci.

While I did not agree with much of what she said, I do support her right to have her say without moderation or prohibition.

Free speech should not be abridged.

For this reason I purchased her books.

In her home country she was under indictment for her writing and had to hide in New York.

This week she returned to her home country, Italy, to die.

Politic's Central has a write up on the late Orianna Fallaci.

Slackers

Since the folks at Stone Brewing have been slacking, no Stone IPA at my local beer and cigar store for the last two weeks, I have had to try another type of brew.

I am trying the Double Daddy from Speakeasy Ales and Brews.



It is almost hoppy enough and has a relatively hearty flavor, however lacking the over the top je ne sais quoi of the Stone IPA.

Not to other beer drinkers do not try the SPeakeasy Ales and Brews IPA, its crap. Not as bad as Hazed and Infused from a brewery in Boulder, Colorado, which itself tastes like it was hopped with Hippy feet, but a totally unworthy effort nonetheless.

Monday, September 11, 2006

September 11th

Today we recall the savagery and loss of thousands of our fellow Americans and foreign nationals in a terrorist attack.

Yes September 11th, 2001 was a day of great sadness.

We have begun to pay those responsible back, showing their ideology of hate and dream of a new caliphate a la Suleiman the Great is ridiculous.

Even at the height of the power of the Caliphate the West withstood their advances despite the fractious nature of Western nobility. Yes, dear readers even then France was a nay sayer to resisting the Caliphate despite their literally invading Europe at that time and many times in the previous seven centuries.


September 11th, 1565
via Op For.

September 11th, 1683 from the Gates of Vienna

September 11th, 2001 from Michelle Malkin.

Remember all the September 11th's the West has experienced, mourning the losses yet have your courage strengthened by the defeats our enemies inevitably suffer.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

United Baggage Mis-Handling

Apparently United Airlines has some very basic breakdowns in honesty as well as competency.

The United Airlines baggage handlers at O'Hare airport have been stealing firearms from the checked baggage
.

Sportsmen, choose another airline for your travels.

Not only is there a significant chance that United Airlines would lose your bag they know they have a problem with theft from checked luggage.