MacBourne's Musings

Time to go back to the land: Planning to be as off-grid as I can - in the process there'll be music, guns, guitars, a smattering of politics (really kind of over that), CNC routing, yeah - a bunch of other stuff, too. Conservative with libertarian leanings - no wookie suit, yet. Μολὼν λαβέ - ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

Month: July 2010 (page 1 of 5)


For anyone still laboring under the misconception that Obamacare is about providing “Affordable Health Care For All” vice “Governmental Control for All” – let’s just have a look-see at this:

Click to biggify

Courtesy of Joint Economic Committee Republicans we have an org chart of just what Obamacare hath wrought. Sadly, this doesn’t even begin to cover all of it. Pay special attention to all of the newly added “oversight.” 

“Washington, DC – Four months after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously declared “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it,” a congressional panel has released the first chart illustrating the 2,801 page health care law President Obama signed into law in March.

Developed by the Joint Economic Committee minority, led by U.S Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas and Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, the detailed organization chart displays a bewildering array of new government agencies, regulations and mandates.” RTWT

Do we need to fix healthcare? Hell, yeah!  Is this the right solution? Hell, No!

“Look what they done to America ma
Look what they done to America
Well, it’s the only thing that we could do half right
And it’s turning out all wrong ma
Look what they done to America”

h/t and apologies to Melanie Safka (Libertarian that she is, I hope she’ll forgive me!)
…and to Robb for the Rage-O-Meter

*Here’s a link to a pdf with a much larger version of the chart – I had to manually add the .pdf extension to make it save properly with FireFox.

Biteypants is stewed

Cats, “cooking” and percussion don’t mix

Warning: May cause short term oxygen deprivation.

Johnny Virgil – Wins teh Internetz Again

15 Minute Lunch: At least I wasn’t naked.

“I started breathing through my mouth and reading (and guessing answers) faster. I also found the one movement that made my chair squeak slightly, and I kept doing it over and over. So sue me — I’m a little passive-aggressive.” – Johnny Virgil

I’m still getting funny looks from my coworkers* – apparently giggling uncontrollably at your desk is not conducive to the productivity of others. Set your beverage down and click on the linky and RTWT.

*TIFIFM (There I fixed it for me) – I forwarded the link to all of my coworkers and they are now giggling, too.

I don’t see a problem…

The LawDog Files: And the problem is … what, exactly?

Mission accomplished. Proof delivered. (And delivered with aplomb, mind you.)
Appears to fit the definition of “Field Expedient.” What’s not to like?*

*Seems to me turnabout is fair play…Google Fu if you are so inclined.


I was gonna riff on the John Kerry yacht brouhaha, but Weer’d Beard and Jay G do a better job than I would have, anyway. RTWT x2.

Passive Aggressive Asshole, indeed…though I think Supreme Asshole may be more appropriate. Tax laws, they are for the “others.”

It’s the recycling…

…and “no” on global warming.

You are 10% hippie.
Ok, you conservative soul. Do you even believe in global warming? Loosen that necktie a little, and try some organic food. It actually does taste better. And go to a farmer’s market–they’re fun.

Are you a hippie?
Take More Quizzes

H/T Breda, Alan, MaddMedic

Had to share appropriate

From – Excels at Nothing

“I thought the asinine uselessness of this administration had reached ‘8’, but I was holding the report sideways.”

Damn, I wish I’d said that – bet you do too!

Really? Over a one dollar discount? YHGTBSM

Barney Frank – Senior Discount –

“Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank caused a scene when he demanded a $1 senior discount on his ferry fare to Fire Island’s popular gay haunt, The Pines, last Friday. Frank was turned down by ticket clerks at the dock in Sayville because he didn’t have the required Suffolk County Senior Citizens ID”


Damn, Folks –

I frequently go to the range alone – after reading this: MArooned: Be Careful Out There… that will likely change.

My condolences to his family. 

What Newbius said…

I’ve been saying this for years – perhaps not quite as eloquently.
The Newbius Papers: Reminder: Identity Politics

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