Monthly Archives: March 2015

Good riddance

Once upon a time he at least pretended to be a moderate, but in more recent years, he’s been fully coopted by the moonbat wing of the Democrat party.  Here’s to a more sensible replacement in 2017:

Reid won’t seek re-election to Senate in 2016

In a surprising development, U.S. Sen. Harry Reid announced Friday that he would not seek re-election, citing health problems as one of the reasons for his decision.

Reid, 75, hurt his eye and suffered at least three broken ribs in a freak home exercise accident earlier this year. The Senate minority leader worked from home for a time as he healed. His wife has battled cancer as well.

“This accident has caused Landra and me to have a little down time,” Reid, D-Nev., said in a statement. “I have had time to ponder and to think.


Reid announced his retirement in a statement and posted a YouTube video as well.

Until Friday, Reid had insisted he would run for a sixth term despite the accident and the 2014 election loss of the Democratic majority in the Senate.

Arguably the most powerful politician in Nevada history, Reid’s retirement will come after more than 30 years in Congress, including two terms in the House.

Liars gonna lie

It’s what they do:

Hacks Still Pushing the “Ted Cruz Is a Hypocrite” Line

Some guy named Igor Something or Other has a post at ThinkProgress titled Ted Cruz Wants You To Believe He’s Legally Required To Sign Up For Obamacare. He’s Not.

Yes, he is.

If I were to str-e-e-e-tch to give this guy the benefit of the doubt, I guess I would say that it depends on what you mean by “sign up for ObamaCare.” Cruz is legally required to obtain an insurance plan that meets the ridiculous one-size-fits-all “minimum” standards of an ObamaCare plan, or pay a penalty. Sorry: a “tax.”

He doesn’t have to do this on an exchange, but apparently, he will (while getting zero benefit from the exchange). So what?

If he complies with this law, which he hates (as I do), and which he wants to repeal (as I do), that does not mean that he is endorsing ObamaCare because he is signing up for a plan that he is legally required to buy. And nobody is denying that he is legally required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty (sorry: “tax”). They just seem to think he is a hypocrite for doing so on one of the exchanges. What the holy f[vowel deleted]ck does it matter whether he gets his overpriced plan on an exchange or not? He is getting no subsidy. He is entitled to one under a Harry Reid “don’t make us follow our own law” provision and is rejecting it. How in the name of all that is holy does this make him a hypocrite???

ThinkRegress is just one of the sources of this smear…there are others detailed in the post.

Last time I checked, cops aren’t slicing people’s heads off


Left-wing state legislator: Police are worse than ISIS

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers compared U.S. police to Islamic State terrorists and added that if he carried a weapon, he’d use it on a cop.

My ISIS is the police,” Chambers said during a Friday legislative hearing.

“I wouldn’t go to Syria, I wouldn’t go to Iraq, I wouldn’t go to Afghanistan, I wouldn’t go to Yemen, I wouldn’t go to Tunisia, I wouldn’t go to Lebanon, I wouldn’t go to Jordan, I would do it right here,” he added. “Nobody from ISIS ever terrorized us as a people as the police do us daily.”

Nebraska Watchdog recorded the lawmaker’s statements and uploaded the audio to their website.

The 21st-Century Nero

the-new-nero‘That’s fantastic’: As Middle East Implodes, Obama Heads to Florida for Golf Vacation

Saudi Arabia’s launching airstrikes into Yemen, Yemen hands some juicy intel to Iran…and what does the Community Organizer in Chief do?

What did you think he’d do…actually lead in a time of crisis?  Hell no…time to get in some more golf!

President Obama will be vacationing in South Florida this weekend, sources have confirmed for WPBF 25 News.

The president is expected to stay at the Florida National Golf Club, which is in Palm City and Port St. Lucie. Obama made a similar trip to the area in February of 2013.

Like last time, he’s expected to spend much of his time playing golf.

“That’s fantastic,” said Johanna Morphew of Port St. Lucie. “It’ll be nice to have him in town.”

“It’s good,” said Raphael Martinez of Port St. Lucie. “Get some attention. Get Port St. Lucie in the news.”

…and those quotes are why Fark has a Florida tag.

The truth is still out there, and it’s making a comeback

53ed52a0624af.preview-620“The X-Files” Returns to Fox

Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.

The announcement was made today by Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group and Chris Carter, creator and executive producer of THE X-FILES. Production on THE X-FILES event series is set to begin in summer 2015. Further details remain under wraps and will be announced at a later date.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

What’s next…the return of Firefly?  One can only hope.

Would it be wrong to lead this off with “WTF?”

tmpPossibly more funny than that Austrian village (sign on the right):

The man with the world’s most unfortunate name: Mr Guilherme Carabagiale F**k (who insists it’s actually pronounced ‘Foo-kee’)

Meet the gentleman with what is widely considered the world’s most unfortunate name – Guilherme Carabagiale F**k.

The Brazilian student has the unusual last name – which he insists is actually pronounced ‘Foo-kee’ – thanks to his German heritage.

The talented sportsman insists he isn’t ashamed of his name – but admits that he find it easier to be identified by his other surname of Carabagiale when playing college basketball in Canada.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

Chip Off the Old Block… Malia Obama Wears T-Shirt of Nasty Anti-Cop Rap Group

Today she’s wearing a T-shirt supporting an anti-cop gangster rap group. Tomorrow she’ll be attending Socialist meetings at Columbia College. And, before you know it she’ll be dining with Al Sharpton.

On Monday a grainy photo of a 16-year-old wearing a hip-hop group’s tour T-shirt was posted on said group’s official Instagram account.

One of the members of the collective, which consists of rappers, producers, and non-musical members, such as photographers and publicists, told Gawker that Mr. Bada$$ had allegedly been sent the snapshot by “a mutual friend of Malia’s and the pro era member.”

This is a sample of some of Pro Era’s “lyrics:”

I’m on my XXL Freshman shit [laughs]
These folks know what I’m smoking on
And a nigga smoking on that strong
My niggas smoke so long we like Cheech and Chong nigga
In these bars tell me one thing we do wrong nigga
CJ, you ugly nigga
Dessy not eating nigga
This nigga ugly nigga
I’m high as shit doe

…and here’s where they earn their cop-killer cred:

Where syringes were pressed: dirty kitchen
I’m spillin’ all my kids on her dress, Started living what I’m thinking
Decider, we next stop
Stop and then frisk
Slaughtering pigs anybody can get it

Shooting stars, now make a wish
Rocking skins like the skins we rocking
Powerpuff smoking on that blossom
We’re running the game and this shit is exhausting
But I don’t give a fuck cause this shit is awesome

Wonderful, isn’t it?  Her parents must be so proud.

Gentoo Linux, HPLIP, and the HP LaserJet 1320 don’t mix

If you try following the advice at the Gentoo Wiki, you would install HPLIP and use its hp-setup utility to add the printer to your system.  That way, however, lies madness…and printer communication errors.  I think this was the previous source of errors when I was using a JetDirect 175x between the computer and printer, but it’s not behaving any better with a direct USB connection.

Here’s what I ended up doing to get my printer working:

  1. emerge -C hplip && emerge foomatic-db-engine && /etc/init.d/cupsd restart
  2. Make sure USB printing support (CONFIG_USB_PRINTER) is enabled in the kernel…note that genkernel builds a kernel without it!
  3. Generate a PPD:
    foomatic-ppdfile -p `foomatic-searchprinter "HP LaserJet 1320"` >lj1320.ppd
  4. Go into the CUPS web interface and add the printer.  It should show up as a USB device.  When the option comes up to provide CUPS a PPD file, take it and use the file generated in the previous step.
  5. Once set up, double-check the printer default options to make sure the right paper size is selected.  (I think this method defaults to letter, but HPLIP used A4 as the default.  Either way, make sure it’s correct for what you’re using.)

Figuring all that out was three hours I won’t get back due to either buggy software (it wasn’t this tricky to get running on Kubuntu) or inadequate documentation.  At least now it’s written down to save others the aggravation.