Sunday, September 11, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Second Thoughts

Obama today gave his opinions as to why S&P downgraded the U.S. credit rating. President Lincoln, while listening, has second thoughts about the Emancipation Declaration.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Perfect Justice?

There are a lot of articles floating around the net right now, mostly coming from Europe, but a few from here in the US, questioning the morality of killing Osama bin Laden, armed or unarmed. The argument seems to be that he should have been captured to face trial for his actions, perhaps in some civilian court.

No, no, no, a thousand times NO! He should not have been captured. He needed to be taken dead, not alive. He needed to be shot in the head, even if he was on his knees begging for mercy. This is not abut justice for bin Laden. This is about justice for his victims.

The last thing he deserved was a trial, a trial that would last at least a decade, with delays and continuances, lawyers making endless motions, with Osama getting endless media coverage and a decade long stand on the soapbox to spew out his wahhabist BS to an ever compliant media, while the families of the victims are forced to watch their loved ones killed over and over again, every day, for the length of the trial. Not to mention the possibility of him getting off on a technicality.

We've seen the European idea of justice, where a terrorist mass murderer, who supposedly has only a couple more months to live, gets sent back to live out his final days in freedom in his home country, where, surprise surprise, he ends up being not so sick after all. No thank you.

Bin Laden received justice. It wasn't perfect justice, I'll grant you. The Euro-trash are right about that. It never is. Imperfect justice is the best we can achieve in this limited world. Perfect justice for bin Laden would have been for him to have been trapped on the 109th floor of a burning building, with the fire raging so hot, and the air so choked with burning, stifling smoke, that jumping to his certain death a thousand feet below would have seemed the better option. The same, horrific choice that many of his innocent victims were forced to make on an otherwise normal, sunny, Tuesday morning.

It's always so hilarious to watch a completely immoral people suddenly discover morality in the wake of the death of a perfectly evil man, to watch them fumble with it, as they try to grasp something they have no knowledge of or experience with.

There's a proven technique for dealing with terrorists that want nothing more than to see you dead. It goes like this: Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Headshot. Reload. Headshot.

That's right, eight to a magazine, on a .45. Cobra Mags hold eight without jamming on the last round.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

My New Project: Broadcaster Replica

So I've decided that I want a Fender Broadcaster, which is the ancestor to the Fender Telecaster. The problem is that a real Broadcaster costs about $100,000.00, and a reissue costs about $6,000.00. Seeing as how the Israelis haven't been sending me my Zionist Conspirator checks lately, I can't really afford either.

So I'm going to roll my own.

This is the first time I've ever attempted to build a guitar myself. I've made extensive modifications to almost every guitar I've owned, but never actually built one from parts. I'm going to be documenting the build on the blog, because I can't think of anything else to do with it. The blog, that is. Politics are just too frustrating right now, and the lefties have gone so far over the edge that they are really impossible to parody. What's the point of crafting a clever satirical essay eviscerating their policies, when they turn around and release it virtually word for word as talking points the next day?

So anyway, I'm going to blog about this instead.

First up is the body. I was originally going to buy an unfinished Mighty Mite Ash Tele body that had already been sanded and sealed, and then pick up some nitrocellulose lacquer in tinted clear coat and butterscotch blonde. The body was $120 on ebay, and the lacquer would have been about $50 including shipping from Guitar Reranch.

Instead I found an ash Tele body already finished in butterscotch blonde nitro for $129 on ebay, and I couldn't pass that up. It saves me money, and the fact that it's already finished exactly how I want it saves me time and effort.

The body won't be here until Friday, but I have some pics of it from the sellers page:

I've also purchased the Broadcaster decal, which arrived today and looks great. The only other part I have for it so far is the round string tree, which I had left over from another guitar.

I still have a lot of parts to buy. For the neck, I'm looking at an All-Parts Tele neck pre-finished in vintage tint nitro, with a V profile (unlike Nocasters, which had a deep U profile, Broadcasters tended to have more of a V profile), a 7.25 radius, and vintage frets. I'll probably be ordering that in a couple of weeks, along with the rest of the parts.

I'm thinking I'll go with Fender Custom Shop Nocaster pickups, they seem to be the closest to Broadcaster specs that I can get in my budget range. I'm also thinking I'll pick up a reissue thermometer style case, either in brown or tweed. Those are pretty expensive, though.

Anyway, expect more posts over the next couple of weeks. It should be really interesting.

Well, fairly interesting, anyway.