Archive for December, 2010

hero of the story

Posted in audio, media, television, word-drum on December 30, 2010 by Word-Drum

Watching too many movies. I get free movie channels for 3 months with my new Dishnet. It works fine except when it snows. We are having a blizzard so I was planning on actually reading a book tonight. It stopped snowing so it works again(Thank God, reading involves too much thinking…unless it’s on the Internet of course).

But even more suspenseful than the movies is waiting to find out if I survive the new year and have the price of admission for the next one. That’s a scary movie.

If next week you find that this site is now selling windmills, or organic Viagra, that might be an indication that I have gone under water. Stay tuned for the final conclusion, or continued weirdness.

“Adopt A Sailor” was a really nice little movie I watched this evening. And “Book Of Eli” is great.

              I Call My Movie The Blue Grass Of Home

listen to the song Hero Of The Story

concealed militia

Posted in news and politics, terrorism, weapons with tags , on December 23, 2010 by Word-Drum

Feel safe?

Black Five:

Concealed Carry is Counter Terrorism by Uncle Jimbo

excerpt:

…I do not recognize the right of any individual or group to disarm me. So regardless of what rules petty bureaucrats may enact, I will retain my right to self defense. So when Ahknard pulls out an AK, I will take dead aim and he will eat multiple .357 cal 125 gr. semi-jacketed hollow points. This type of response is most likely to happen in red state areas and if the jihadis had any intellectual firepower they would concentrate their efforts in Chicago, NYC and DC where the government has disarmed the populace. The only thing they would have to look out for is the well-armed and extremely violent gangs in all those areas, but they would have plenty of defenseless sheep to slaughter. Weird huh, how the most gun-controlled areas in the country have some of the worst gun violence. We probably just need a few more laws, or regulations.

Read it all

joy of the season

Posted in religion with tags on December 22, 2010 by Word-Drum

a trillion here…

Posted in economy on December 20, 2010 by Word-Drum

The value of all the gold is 1.8 trillion. That’s not counting what’s in the ground. And that’s at today’s high price. As “the government” keeps spending in the trillions on borrowed money, it’s wise to keep in perspective the cost of these debts.

How could it ever be paid back!? I’ll leave it to Glenn Beck to harp on it. But this equation helps me get a handle of what dropping a trillion really means.

Besides slashing govenment hard, the solution is to teach in school not the destruction of Capitalism, but how to do it.

good egg heads

Posted in military, news and politics, war with tags , on December 16, 2010 by Word-Drum

The points below come from a recent report by ISW (the Institute for the Study of War). They keep people informed on a war that many Americans think should not be fought. The first five points tell why it should. The last one is still up for grabs.

*Kandahar is strategic terrain because it is the heart of the Pashtun south, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, the former de facto capital of the Taliban government, and the home of President Karzai.

*For the Taliban, contesting Kandahar is important for their attempts to appear a viable rival to the Afghan government.

*Insufficient troop strength from 2005 to 2009 limited ISAF’s ability to target and destroy the enemy strongholds in three key districts: Arghandab, Zhari, and Panjwai.

*After the Surge troops’ operations in Kandahar, many of the fighters in Arghandab, Zhari, and Panjwai laid down their arms when it became clear the Taliban could not resist ISAF assaults. Some joined ISAF cash-for-work programs, which grew from several dozen workers to between 4,000 and 6,000 Afghans a day in Zhari.

*Coalition operations in Zhari also neutralized the enemy attack network along Highway One. In the first 28 days of October 2010 there were no kinetic incidents on the stretch of highway passing through Zhari, a change from early September when the Taliban were conducting five or more attacks a day.

*Despite this progress, restoring the Afghan government’s legitimacy is ultimately an issue of altering public perception, and progress made in building government capacity will achieve little if overshadowed by perceptions of corruption and factional control over the Kandahar government.

video: 45 comparisons

Posted in video, weapons with tags , , on December 14, 2010 by Word-Drum

I’ve wanted an FNP45 for a long time. This video makes me wonder about the double action. I’m not used to it, but perhaps it’s safer. I decided to get the basic model without a manual safety. I just like the look of the pistol, the size and high capacity. But in a crunch, that first shot won’t feel right without time to cock it. Or does racking it also cock it? I can do that in a flash. Hope I get a chance to try one. No rush, since I can’t swing the nearly 900 bucks (pistol and tactical light) right now anyway.

Fans and foes can always contribute to WordDrum’s Arsenal Fund (same address as The Palestinian Martyrs Green Fund).


video by Sturmgewehre

[Note: I’ve never had the problem described in the video with my XD9. I think the design is pretty close to the XD45.]

ghost post

Posted in Internet, politics, word-drum on December 13, 2010 by Word-Drum

Come in here.

What’s this?

It’s a BLOG. That stands for “Finding Fault With Others” in some unknown language.

Who cares what you think?

You do, because you’re here?

So what do you think?

I think it’s going to rain.

Is that a metaphor, asshole?

No, you are.

What?

You’re not real, I made you up.

Why?

Since I get thousands of ghost hits, no one has written a comment in months.

The ghosts don’t say boo?

Only if I make up the dialogue. Search Engines combine words on a blog. If you have used the word ’torture’ they will combine it with any other word used. Hence I get searches like “boy torture” or “gay torture.” I’m glad these ghosts don’t make a comment since I have enough of an idea of what’s on their mind.

Who are you finding fault with today?

The people that used to be known as “Public Servants.” That’s a lost concept. Now it’s just a giant Left-Wing conspiracy taking over the government.

What does a jazz musician know about it?

We improvise on a structure. In American society our structure is the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. It’s a merit based system. We can’t all be Coltrane. Sticking to the union at the expense of everything else is far from Public Service. The giant Left-Wing conspiracy is rotten(like a self-styled jazz musician who can’t play the blues) and unsustainable (like me listening to hits from the early 80s).

Well, you’ve convinced me. Ha, Ha.