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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Paging Homeland Security

With summer approaching, it's time to raise the threat level.  This report comes from Sacramento:
Researchers found that when uric acid—a compound in our urine—combines with chlorine, the result is two potentially dangerous chemical byproducts.

“Not only do you make a nerve toxin, you make another toxin that’s known to be tear gas,” he said.

You heard him right: You pee in a pool, and you essentially turn it into a weapon of mass destruction.
Maybe Saddam Hussein was peeing in his swimming pools.
“It’s been noticed that lifeguards, avid swimmers have had sickness, nausea and essentially all of the symptoms you would expect to get from a nerve agent,” he said.

Those chemicals can also potentially affect the lungs, heart, central nervous system and other organs.

It’s worth noting that one in five American adults admit to peeing in a public pool.
Will Homeland Security now dispatch the TSA to squeeze your junk to make sure you aren't carrying ingredients for a WMD?  Will you now need a federal license to build a swimming pool in your back yard?  Will drones be spying to make sure there is no stealth peeing?

One thing is for sure....if we close urban swimming pools because of the perceived threat, it will be racist.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Today's Quote

“The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good. But nobody has ever figured out the cause of government stupidity—and until they do (and find the cure), all ideal plans will fall into quicksand.
—Richard Feynman

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Food for Thought


If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally ...you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested “homes”... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more "safe" according to the government ... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.


By Junius P. Long


Stolen from The Feral Irishman.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Ramirez nails it again

If there's a better editorial cartoonist than Michale Ramirez out there, please let me know.  I was a huge fan of the work of Jeff MacNelly, and I guess still am even though he is gone from our presence.  Steve Kelley, now at Town Hall, is also great.  But no one comes close to the work of Ramirez.

Here he notes the common theme of the players in the Obama administration, starting with The One.



Too bad the MSM won't run with this.

Catch all of his work at Investors  Business Daily.

Back from hiatus

Back again.  More and more to comment and post about, but you'll see that shortly.

It was a wonderful time away.  It's even better to be back.

See you around.