Saturday, August 25, 2012

Testing... testing... testing...

Getting paranoid yet?

In this mornings paper I noted a little teeny weeny article squeezed  in at the corner of page 3 in the local news section:
This is only a test:  Military coptors to hover over metro.
A series of routine training exercises over the next week may bring low-lying military helicopters to the metro area, a police spokesman said.
The UH-60 Black Hawk and Hughes 500 helicopters may be seen or heard between 7 p.m. and midnight, according to Sgt. William Palmer of the Minneapolis Police Department.
"This announcement is being made to alert residents and prevent the overload of the 911 system with concerned callers," Palmer said in a statement released Friday afternoon.
The exact time and location of the training exercises will not be released, he added. Similar "urban-environment" exercises have been held this year in Chicago and Los Angeles, he said. The exercises do not involve local forces. - StarTrib
I wonder if this has anything to do with the Social Security Administration and the hollow point bullet order:
The mission statement of the US Social Security Administration is to deliver services that meet the changing needs of the public. They are doing that by placing an order for 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets.
The SSA has published a solicitation on the FedBizOpps website specifically asking for ammo manufactures to provide them with a quote for a massive order of hollow point bullets. The administration is on the lookout for the most affordable lot of 174,000 .357 Duty Carry Sig 125 grain bonded JHP hollow point bullet ammunition, according to a synopsis that accompanies their solicitation for quotes, although the mission statement of the federal agency offers no indication of why they are wanting any ammo, let alone tens of thousands of rounds.
According to Chuck Hawks, who runs a guns and shooting website, these bullets are among the best available in terms of being a stop a person dead in their tracks. - Source
I know!

I caught soon to be president Romney on television in an interview with Scott Pelley, when asked about making a joke about his not having to prove where he was born - a not so subtle dig at Obama and the birther controversy - I saw the high school bully in Romney's answer.  That it was just a joke.  He smirked and said it was just a joke.  Romney is the Antichrist.  What?  I'm just kidding.  Or am I?


People are really, really, REALLY paranoid these days.  I don't know how many people caught this story, but a Texas judge is preparing for civil war:
LUBBOCK (CBSDFW.COM) - Reactions continue after a Texas leader issued a public warning for what he calls a ‘civil war’ and possible invasion of United Nations troops if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is convinced that Mr. Obama winning a second term would lead to a revolt by the American people and he’s is pushing a tax increase for the district attorney’s office and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. He says the money is needed to “beef up” its resources in case President Obama wins the November election. - Source

I'm a bit skeptical - but I suppose...

Even Fr. Z is battening down the hatches - tightening security, stricter registration and all of that stuff.

Oh!  Oh!  And what about that stuff being photographed on Mars?  In one photo you can make out the remains of Jimmy Hoffa! 

I should probably get a blood test and head out to Idaho.


  1. You should get a laser pointer, and when they fly overhead, you can shine it on them. I'd be curious to read about what happens to you in the next day's paper...

  2. North Idaho to be exact...

    P.S. I would seriously skip the laser pointer. I've heard those helicopters are armed. ;-)

    1. Adrienne - I could live in the tool shed with the critters!

    2. We have a perfectly nice pole barn with lots of room (30 x 40) although there are a few critters in the winter.

  3. Blackhawks and loaches! I know from Viet Nam what you can do with a Loach: land, takeoff, spy! Get that? Spy? What is big brother up to? What's next?

  4. "Even Fr. Z is battening down the hatches - tightening security, stricter registration and all of that stuff."

    You always nail the relevant point in the day's posts for me! Again, I am at “paranoid” level for the time being.

    Keep in mind Mr Nelson, that maybe you really are purposely read! What?

  5. It's times like these when I just sing along with Miss Whitney, "Didn't we almost have it all?!"

    1. Just don't fall asleep in the tub.


    That poor Texas Judge is probably severely dehydrated, just like his drought-stricken state . Needs to take some good natural salt along with his drinking water.

    1. Thanks E - I love these conspiracy theories though.


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