Monthly Archives: July 2012

DEA Disaster

Via Q and O comes this example of another drug war disaster.

Commandeered by one of his drivers, who was secretly working with federal agents, the truck had been hauling marijuana from the border as part of an undercover operation. And without Patty’s knowledge, the Drug Enforcement Administration was paying his driver, Lawrence Chapa, to use the truck to bust traffickers.

At least 17 hours before that early morning phone call, Chapa was shot dead in front of more than a dozen law enforcement officers – all of them taken by surprise by hijackers trying to steal the red Kenworth T600 truck and its load of pot.

In the confusion of the attack in northwest Harris County, compounded by officers in the operation not all knowing each other, a Houston policeman shot and wounded a Harris County sheriff’s deputy.

How many people need to die?  Is this really worth it?

Oh, and the truck, and the poor guy who owned it?  Well, sorry about that, bud.

“When you start a new business, there are obvious pitfalls you go through, a learning curve,” said Patty, who before buying his two trucks worked in the pharmaceutical industry. “But who would ever be ready to deal with this?

“How am I — a small businessman, father of three, American Joe from Texas — supposed to make a claim against a federal agency that has conveniently shrouded itself behind a red, white and blue cloak of confidentiality and secrecy?”

Copies of letters and emails from Patty’s insurance company state that it won’t pay for repairs because the truck was part of a law-enforcement operation. Patty drew from his 401K retirement fund to repair the truck, which was out of operation for 100 days.

“I was not part of this,” he said. “I had absolutely no knowledge of any of it until after it happened.”

For its part, the DEA has not admitted that it was using Chapa as a spy because its official policy is not to comment on whether someone was an informant.

You have the power to stop this madness.  Your responsibility lies in your action in November.  A vote for either of the two major party candidates is a vote to continue this.  Know that.  The blood is on YOUR hands if you keep electing these people.

 

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Training, DE Bench, 7/30/12

Bench Press

2×10 @ 45

95×3

2×3 @ 135

8×3 @ 155, 3 grips, each set started on the minute.  Speed much improved from last week

185×3, Not hard, but not fast enough to use as work sets

225×1, Fast

235×1, easy, but not fast

4 Board Press

185×3

225×3

235×3

DB OH Press

30×10

35×10

40×10

DB Row

40×10

60×10

65×10

Pressdown

5×12 @ 100

 


Nation Building

Words can not do the photos in this link justice.  Before you click, however, know they are graphic.

I hope those responsible are treated accordingly, but I fear they will not.

I also don’t know how you hold everyone who voted for George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama accountable.


Training: DE Squat/Dead, 7/29/12

Box Squat

45×5,5

95×2

135×2

2×2 @ 185

8×2 @ 235

275×1

315×1

Felt great.

Deadlift

135×5

6×1 @ 235

Easy and fast

Pullthru

3×10 @ 110

Side Bend

2×12 @ 20

Incline situp

2×10

 


Training, ME Bench, 7/26/12

2 Board Press

2×10 @ 45

95×3

135×3

185×3

225×3

245×3

250×1

255×1

260×1

Pretty happy, last week was 240×1, this week hit 245×3 and then worked up a bit more.

Pullup

6×2

Lame.

3 way shoulder

10lb db x 20, 15, 15

DB Triceps extension

15×10

20×10

25×10

Thought about pushing the prowler, but it was 104 degrees.  No thanks.


Thomas Menino, Tyrannical Asshole

Perhaps you’ve heard of Thomas Menino.  He’s been in the news lately.  He thinks it is the proper role of the Mayor of Boston, which is his job, to permit legal businesses to operate in his city based on their politics.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.”

“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday.

“That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”

Mr Menino is an ass.  Mr Menino has no idea what freedom means.  He does, however, completely understand tyranny.  He’s pretty good at it, too.

He is a scumbag.   If you agree that it’s his job to limit the rights of people with whom he disagrees, you are also in favor of tyranny, or you are too stupid to have an opinion.

He is your future.  He is the next wave.  He is the guy who will be making your choices for you when it comes to food and healthcare.

So you better hope he likes your politics.

Or, you can take his power away.

I recommend the latter.


Training, ME Squat/Dead, 7/24/12

Low Box Squat (pins in hole 2)

2×5 @ 45

95×3

135×3

185×3

225×3

245×3

265×3

275×3

Better than last week, where I managed to hit 245 for a single.

Good Morning

45×5

95×5

135×5

Lunge

2×6 @ BW

45 Degree Hypers

3×10

Pull Down Abs

3×20 @ 110

Felt pretty good today.  Fiddling with timing; while I prefer to train mid afternoon, that’s not going to work with my schedule.  Today, got up at 6:30, and hit the road at a little after 8.  Got stuck in traffic, trained from about 9-10, which puts me home a little later than I wanted.  Need to move a little quicker to get out of the house in the AM and I think it will work.


There is no room for idolatry in a free country

Excellent comparison of the worship of Joe Paterno and the worship of The Greatest President of All Time.

When people by in to a legend, they become incapable of seeing the truth. Anything which could shatter the legend is willfully ignored. Not just because it would destroy the legend itself, but also because it would mean the person’s investment into said legend would have been false from the beginning.

This is so obvious among Obama supporters.  Not one can answer this question.  None hold him accountable for essentially being the third term of the Bush presidency.  None hold him accountable for the economy.

They call his position on gay marriage “evolved”.  It is the exact same position held by the one true evil, Dick Cheney, while he was Vice President.

He can do no wrong in their eyes.

That’s really, really dangerous.


The future of healthcare

The same folks who want $40 Million in taxes on something worth $0 will soon be the administrators of your healthcare.

Ready?


Training, DE Bench, 7/23/12

Bench Press

2×10 @ 45

2×3 @ 95

135×3

8×3 @ 155, 3 grips, less than 60 seconds between sets.

4 Board Press

155×3

185×3

225×3

DB OH Press

30×10

2×10 @ 35

DB Row

40×10

50×10

60×10

Pressdown

3×12 @ 100

Pretty easy, just getting the work in.


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