Thursday, November 25, 2010

This Is What I Do When I'm Bored

It's a battery-powered dual phantom-power supply for condenser microphones. I can't even remember the last time I set up a pair of microphones, but for some reason I felt like doing this because I happened to have the parts in front of me. Of course, I still have to finish my ZVex Fuzz Factory, a Pultec EQ, and a copy of a Universal Audio 1176 Limiter (that's been almost finished for like five years).

Monday, November 22, 2010

Dude, It's Sinking In!

I like music. Back in the day I was one of the cool indie kids going to see bands that no one had ever heard of. Normally going to shows (I don't anymore) involved getting called a Nazi if people happened to find out I was (gasp!) a Republican. It got intolerable after 2000, naturally. But no matter what, if you're involved in music(not country) or art(pretty much all of it), you usually have to put up with liberal politics. That's why I was kind of surprised when I heard something on My Chemical Romance's listening party debut for their new album. My Chemical Romance's albums always have a concept album thing going on and this album seems to be about a post-apocalyptic world or something. The video for the album preview features a DJ for this post-apocalyptic world saying this at about the 42 minute mark... "Okay kids, we got some more reports from the zones out there for ya, popular Fact News anchor Belinda 'Fury' Montoya was disintegrated yesterday by exterminators after it was discovered that she had been secretly giving piano lessons to neighborhood kids without a licence or government supervision..." Also interesting, when the DJ introduces the last song, you can hear the national anthem playing in the background and also at the very end of the 'broadcast'. Hmmmm... Keep in mind that these guys are from New Jersey(normally kind of liberal) and the lead singer is also an artist. The main point of Obama's agenda seems to be that government can keep expanding as long as it can get a foot in the door. If people outside of the hardcore news junky conservatives are realizing what's going on then hopefully undoing whatever damage Barack Obama does to this country isn't such a farfetched idea.

p.s. For the record(no pun intended), I really liked their last album. I've liked all of their albums, but that last one seems kind of special. And Liza Minnelli is on it... for some reason.

Friday, November 19, 2010

It's Time To Save The Republic

OK, Obama has been sucking more than usual. Apparently, even losing his filibuster-proof majorities because of incompetence is not going to set him straight. And hell if America can take two more years of this foolishness, so we need him outta there. Now. And since I'm a problem solver, here are some of the options I've come up with...
  • Waive him. It will be a tough hit on the salary cap, but we need to think about the future of this organization.
  • Evict him. Seriously, we own that place, we can kick him out. And who's going to take a homeless President seriously? Nobody, that's who.
  • Convince him that the White House is haunted.
  • Close the borders the next time he takes a trip.
  • De-Manchurianize him. Then get him his old job back at The Sizzler.
  • Tell him he won the lottery. Maybe he'll retire.
  • Put a bunch of catnip in the crawl spaces in the White House. That'll keep him busy for at least a couple years cause that place is huge.
  • Take away his teleprompter. It won't make him leave but at least it'll shut him up.

End Of The White Line For The Snow Queen?

I've been waiting to use this post for a while now, but apparently the Democrats are even dumber than I thought, so I had to rewrite it. I was going to mock Democrats, especially James Carville (he of the "Democrats will have a majority for 40 years" foolishness), but even I am flabbergasted by what they're doing. Let's see if I understand this, Howard Dean got tossed from the the head of the DNC after he led the party to filibuster-proof majorities, but Nancy Pelosi, who led the party to gigantic losses, gets re-elected. Either Republicans should be thrilled to death by such incompetence, or America should be scared to death because eventually these people will be back.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Bad Did The Democrats Lose On Tuesday?

Apparently voters sent a message to Democrats that even now they're unwilling to hear, but it's a doozy. The losses on Tuesday are worse than the losses Republicans had during Watergate. Which means that voters now hold Democrats in even lower esteem than the party of a President who criminally tried to fix an election and then tried to cover it up. If you didn't see this coming, it's probably because you get your news from the mainstream media. How bad is the media manipulation by this administration? Even comedy satire shows are used as tools for messaging.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Saddest Photo You'll See Today

Via Michelle Malkin

Someone Has Been Waiting For This Day For A Long Time

A Pre-Election Prediction

I don't think Democrat turnout will be high. They voted for change just two years ago and it hasn't come to anything. That's likely to be discouraging. I would also guess that turnout for Hispanics will be lower than normal, since Dems had a filibuster proof Congress that could have passed some sort of amnesty bill, and yet they didn't. I'm not sure how large the gay vote is for Democrats, but Obama has actually had a kind of hostile relationship with gays over Don't Ask Don't Tell, so that's not likely to help. Considering that Obama and the Democratic Congress has lost all their Republican votes and a large portion of Independents, it's really deadly to be missing parts of your base. Prediction for Dems? Bad. I already made my predictions, but maybe it will be be even worse, like losing the Senate. What does this mean for 2012? The culture wars are going to go into high gear, which is even worse for everyone.

Monday, November 1, 2010

It's Not The Economy, Stupid.

Before Obama even has a chance to pour a forty on the curb for his fallen Dems-in-arms, the media's meme will already be hardened like concrete, "The economy was so bad there was nothing Democrats could have done." And in their minds, that is the only reason. That's weird, because they had quite a bit of forewarning that it was everything but the economy. Every time they proposed new legislation, they had pushback that was well-documented by polls that what they were doing was wrong, and yet they didn't seem to care. Keep in mind that until recently, pollsters still showed that more people blamed Bush than Obama for the poor economy, and yet the Democrats numbers have been falling since May of 2009. That's when the American people started to get a good look at the liberal agenda of spend-and-don't-stop-till-someone-kicks-us-out-of-office. They could have been tipped off when Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey lost to fiscally conservative Republicans, but they weren't. When Scott Brown won in deep blue Massachusetts, the writing was on the wall. From Rasmussen via Hotair, "Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters in the state say health care was the most important factor in their voting decision. Brown made it clear in the closing days of the campaign that he intended to go to Washington to vote against the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats." How obvious was it? Here's since-retired Senator Evan Bayh's take,
"Even before the votes are counted, Senator Evan Bayh is warning fellow Democrats that ignoring the lessons of the Massachusetts Senate race will “lead to even further catastrophe” for their party.
“There’s going to be a tendency on the part of our people to be in denial about all this,” Bayh told ABC News, but “if you lose Massachusetts and that’s not a wake-up call, there’s no hope of waking up.”
What is the lesson of Massachusetts – where Democrats face the prospects of losing a Senate seat they’ve held since 1952? For Senator Bayh the lesson is that the party pushed an agenda that is too far to the left, alienating moderate and independent voters.
“It’s why moderates and independents even in a state as Democratic as Massachusetts just aren’t buying our message,” he said. “They just don’t believe the answers we are currently proposing are solving their problems. That’s something that has to be corrected.”
But clearly, he was the only one, no? It's not like anyone else saw this coming, right?
"Congressional strategists had warned in the closing days of the Massachusetts Senate race that a Coakley defeat had the potential to trigger a series of retirements within the Democratic ranks as members flee a political wave that could wash out dozens in the House and high single digits on the Senate side.
"My message to my clients? Jump ship now," said one Democratic operative who advises a number of targeted Members of Congress. "Obama can't help you."
Whoops, I guess everyone saw it coming. And yet they went full speed ahead anyway, which makes Democrats who lose tomorrow and in 2012 more like sacrificial lambs to a freaked out liberal agenda than accidental victims of the economy. Just like the rest of us.

I Know It's Random Lyrics But I Don't Know Why

I catch the paper boy
But things don't really change
I'm standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye

But I try
I try

There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm
I'm lying in the rain
But I never wave bye-bye

But I try
I try

Never gonna fall for (modern love)
Walks beside me (modern love)
Walks on by (modern love)
Gets me to the church on time
(Church on time) terrifies me
(Church on time) makes me party
(Church on time) puts my trust in God and man
(God and man) no confession
(God and man) no religion
(God and man) don't believe in modern love