Monday, January 26, 2009

What I'm reading

I just finished Von Neumann's War by Ringo & Taylor. A pretty good read. Doc Taylor wrote the book on defending against an alien invasion. (No, seriously...) It suffers a little bit from Doc Taylor's patented "Hey y'all, hold my beer and watch this!" approach to engineering, but that may just be my personal tastes on the subject.

Added bonus: the book turned me on to a group called The Cruxshadows. Here is the song mentioned in "Von Neumann's War". Citidel

Republicans for tax cheats

Ten for the unemployment line the next time they face a primary. These are the RINOs for voted to put noted tax cheat Tim Geithner as the head of the Treasury Department.

Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Ensign (R-NV)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Voinovich (R-OH)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Only 649 days until the midterm elections

Now is the time to get organized and to get active. If we wait until the primaries, then it will be too late: The RINOs that the party hacks love to run will have too much of a lead to be beaten. Now is the time to do your research and find worthy conservative candidates to support. Now is the time to start volunteering with the local & state party organizations. We can't have a grass-roots revolt is there's no grass-roots out there.

As a helpful reminder, I've put a countdown clock down at the bottom of the blog.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Reeds Of Runnymede

The Reeds of Runnymede
Magna Charta, June 15, 1215

At Runnymede, At Runnymede,
What say the reeds at Runnymede?
The lissom reeds that give and take,
That bend so far, but never break,
They keep the sleepy Thames awake
With tales of John at Runnymede.

At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Oh, hear the reeds at Runnymede:--
"You mustn't sell, delay, deny,
A freeman's right or liberty.
It makes the stubborn Englishry,
We saw 'em roused at Runnymede!

"When through our ranks the Barons came,
With little thought of praise or blame,
But resolute to pay a game,
They lumbered up to Runnymede;
And there they launched in solid time
The first attack on Right Divine--
The curt, uncompromising 'Sign!'
That settled John at Runnymede.

"At Runnymede, at Runnymede,
Your rights were won at Runnymede!
No freeman shall be fined or bound,
Or dispossessed or freehold ground,
Except by lawful judgment found
And passed upon him by his peers.
Forget not, after all these years,
The Charter Signed at Runnymede."

And still when Mob or Monarch lays
Too rude hand on English ways,
The whisper wakes, the shudder plays,
Across the reeds at Runnymede.
And Tames, that knows the moods of kings,
And crowds and priests and suchlike things,
Rolls deep and dreadful as he brings
Their warning down from Runnymede!

Rudyard Kipling

(Set to music by Leslie Fish and available here on the album "Serious Steel")