The Countertop Chronicles

"Run by a gun zealot who's too blinded by the NRA" - Sam Penney of

Friday, September 29, 2006

Mark Foley

So, Republican Congressman Mark Foley plays with boys.

Those on the left wing blogs will trumpt this as another example of a perverted and hypocritical Republican surprise. They will be partly right. It is certainly disturbing behaviour from Foley, and not the least bit Hypocrtical considering some of the positions he has taken on internet trolling and sex and moral issues.

However, the gay part isn't a surprise. Not to anyone in DC at least.

Here's one more thing you haven't seen elsewhere. This evening, at 7:30, one of my hill sources informed me that the reason Foley hadn't made any public statements or been seen was because he was locked up in his office being interviewed by the FBI who are looking into this case for likely prosecution. Said source indicated there were a couple of agents stationed outside the office with a whole contingent inside.

Don't know if its true or not - my office is on the Senate side - but I have no reason not to believe the report from an otherwise reputable source in a position to know.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

WISH TV, Indeed

I wish Katie were still alive, but baring that, I can't say that this isn't something to wish upon more incarcerated predators.

I Blame The Bigots


But for the gun banning bigots and their liberal allies in the NEA, another unfortunate tragedy could have been prevented.

Just ask yourself, what would have happened if all the teachers in the school were not only concealed carry permit holders, but required to carry a gun in the classroom.

First, I don't think this monster would have attempted his assault.
Second, if he did, he would have been killed long before he had a chance to rape and murder innocent high school students.

The Peoples Republic of New Jersey, West

At least thats what the bigoted idiots would like to turn the city of brotherly love into.

Thankfully, saner minds prevailed.

"Liberal gun-grabbing legislation is going to go down here," said Metcalfe (R., Butler). "... And I'm going to continue to stand with some of my colleagues and reference those hundreds of thousands of Second Amendment supporters that want the gun-grabbing legislation to go down."

Those comments set off Evans and other Philadelphia Democrats.

"Nobody is immune to violence. Nobody in this room," he said. "Don't you understand that because we sit in this isolated place with all kinds of security around, all kinds of guards around, don't you understand that you can walk out here and anybody can be capped?"

Rep. James R. Roebuck Jr. (D., Phila.) shouted, "Philadelphia is not the center of evil as some of you suggest... . Tell me how to save the children. Don't just tell me to keep things as they are."

Here's 10 ways to Save The Children Mr. Roebuck:

1) Throw your criminals in jail, and don't release them early;
2) Create more room for them by executing your hardened criminals - the worst murderers and rapists (you can start with Mumia Abu Jamal;
3) Mandatory firearms training for all teachers in Philly;
4) Mandatory concealed carry permits for all teachers in Philly (and the requirement to carry them in the classroom);
5) Removal of all touchy feely meaningless social re-engineering classes in Philly schools;
6) Return of junior-ROTC to Philly schools;
7) Mandatory participation for all enrolled public school studentsin junior-ROTC;
8) Mandatory riflery classes and NRA firearms training for all Philly students;
9) Free NRA firearms training for Philly parents;
10) Increased CCW permitting, coupled with tax benefits for any holders, for Philly citizens (this could be expanded statewide).

Of course, keeping your head in the sand is never the way to go.

Bryan Miller, executive director of Ceasefire NJ, said that although the votes might not reflect victory, growing public support as shown by a rally attended by more than 2,000 people Tuesday at the Capitol suggests otherwise.

"This is the first crack in the pro-gun armor in Pennsylvania," said Miller. "People now believe that something can be done. For the first time at the statehouse, before the press and the citizens, we gave them that message."

Mr. Roebuck, one other suggestion. Officially banish any individual from Ceasefire NJ or any other gun grabbing group from crossing the river into Pennsylvania. Seriously. These folks don't have the slightest idea. First crack my ass.

Even the liberal and generally clueless Philadelphia Inquirer realizes this.

It became apparent from the outset of the daylong debate that bills pertaining in any way to restricting gun ownership were heading to defeat. One by one, gun-rights supporters - both Republican and Democrat - rejected the proposals.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Terrell Owens

I don't think he attempted suicide. It such a different story than the initial report, I didn't believe it at all. Still, I have this thought:

Terrell Owens is an idiot. Listening to him, he strikes me as a functional illiterate.

Religion of Peace My Ass

Apparantly, the pig-cock-suckers are upset about an opera in Germany.

A leading German opera house has canceled performances of a Mozart opera because of security fears stirred by a scene that depicts the severed head of the Prophet Muhammad, prompting a storm of protest here about what many see as the surrender of artistic freedom.

Now, I am all for religious freedom and keeping government from interferring with our lives. But seriously, shouldn't there be a kill them all exemption for the barbaric followers of Islam?

Monday, September 25, 2006

Estimated Prophet

One of the only things that would get me to go to California, John Perry Barlow's lyrics ALWAYS have me floating on cloud 9.

Just another reason to think Bobby Weir was VASTYLY underappreciated by the average Jerry loving dead head.

Estimate Prophet
Lyrics by John Perry Barlow
Music by Bob Weir

My time coming, any day, don't worry bout me, no
Been so long I felt this way, ain't in no hurry, no
Rainbows end down that highway where ocean breezes blow
My time coming, voices saying, they tell me where to go

Don't worry bout me, no no, don't worry bout me, no
And I'm in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go.

California, preaching on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine

My time coming, anyday, don't worry bout me, no
It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin' slow
Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go

Don't worry bout me, no no, don't worry bout me, no
And I'm in no hurry, no no no, I know where to go

California, a prophet on the burning shore
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna shine

You've all been asleep,
You would not believe me
Them voices telling me,
You will soon receive me
We're standing on the beach,
The sea will part before me
(Fire wheel burning in the air)
And you will follow me,
And we will ride to glory
(Way up the middle of the air)

And I'll call down thunder
And speak the same
And my word fills the sky with flame
And might and glory gonna be my name
And men gonna light my way

My time coming, anyday, don't worry bout me, no
It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so
Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin slow
My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no

Don't worry about me...

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Carnival of Cordite

Its up, its the 73rd Edition, and its the "Best of" version.

Ought to check it out.

One - sort of - funny (and sort of pathetic) note.

I've hosted a dozen of the Carnivals over the last couple of years, and have had a huge number of posts featured in them, so while I haven't really been posting much (due to my new job and its workload) when Chris at Spank The Donkey asked me to send in some posts, this is what I replied at 10:33 pm Saturday.

Let me put something together right now.

I've been working 18 hour days for 4 weeks now.

Next thing I know, its 7:00 am Saturday morning and I am waking up in my easy chair, laptop on the lap in front of me, with it opened to blogger. Apparantly, I had fallen asleep in mid key stroke and then had to run off to assist my VERY pregnant wife. Didn't get back on till now (10:45 pm Sunday, two days later) and noticed the Carnival was up already.

Aaah, well, check it out and my apologeeze for not posting anything this week.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Mr. Credibility

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Roger Clegg Rocks


To the Editor:

Your Sept. 11 editorial “Denying the Vote” says of laws disenfranchising felons, “These laws are the worst in the free world.” Wow. I should have thought that The Times would have reserved this honor for the Second Amendment.

Seriously, what is so wrong with a law that says, if you aren’t willing to follow the law, then you can’t make the law for everyone else?

We don’t let children, noncitizens or the mentally incompetent vote because they fail to meet our society’s minimum and objective standards of loyalty, trustworthiness and responsibility. It is perfectly reasonable to conclude that these standards are likewise not met by those who commit serious crimes against their fellow citizens.


Who would have thought the NY Times would even print that letter. Of course, the best part is that Mr. Clegg is from Sterling, Virginia.

I like Virginia. I am happy living here and having honorable and law abiding folks like Mr. Clegg as neighbors

Monday, September 18, 2006

Islam = Murder


Anjem Choudary said those who insulted Islam would be "subject to capital punishment".

Countertop thinks the lifeless bodies of Anjem Choudary and all his followers should be fed to the pigs and their manure be used to fertilizer crops that provide food and sustenance for the state of Israel and the members of its military.

Fucking Car Troubles

Wife's car had some serious troubles this weekend . . . . which caused us to get back late from a trip out of town. Ended up dropping it off last night and JUST got a call from the mechanic (who we have used for years and whom my wife's family has been friends with his family for even longer) and he has bad news for us.

Some emissions and valve problems: He's gonna cut us a deal on the labor (thats what friends are for, I guess) but parts are gonna run $1500 or so. Even with the reduced labor, we are still looking at a $1700 bill . . . . and to think I was this || close to purchasing one of the great all time hunting rifles as well as a new scary so called assault weapon.

Fuck. Now nothing.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

And they did what, exactly, that was illegal?

am I missing something here?

Police in McKeesport, about 10 miles east of Pittsburgh, said the Feb. 23 incident began when Bostic filled a fake penis with his urine that they said Creighton planned to use to pass a drug test to get a job.

The two stopped at a GetGo! convenience store and, after wrapping the device in a paper towel, asked a store clerk to heat it up in a microwave, police said. Authorities said they believe Creighton wanted the device heated so the urine inside would be at body temperature during the drug test.

The clerk, however, believing the lifelike device to be a severed penis, called police.

Ok, so he wanted to get around a drug test. Last time I checked, that wasn't illegal. Doing the drugs maybe, but not trying to come up with an idiotic way to breach your employment contract.

A woman pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with a bizarre incident in February that resulted in a fake penis being microwaved at a convenience store.

Leslye Creighton, 41, of Wilkinsburg, entered the plea Wednesday, and authorities dropped the same charge against Vincent Bostic, 31, of Pittsburgh, who has agreed to help pay $425 to replace the store's microwave, police and the couple's defense attorney said.


Defense attorney William Difenderfer said Creighton faces a maximum punishment of $300 and 90 days in jail when she is sentenced Nov. 15 by McKeesport District Judge Doug Reed. Difenderfer called it "a humorous, but weird, case."

And she faces jail time for what????? What am I missing here?

My crapppy day

Bitter's already hinted at what I went through today.

Lets just say, these people are nuts.

I went to a conference today in Albany that was overwhelmingly weighted (like 14 out of 16 panelists) to tree hugging anti meat types. Not put on by PETA, it was actually put on by the state Bar and held in a law school, but it certainly felt that way.

As if the panelists weren't biased enough, lunch was a real eye opener.

Bread with soy cheese, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce and tomatoe. For a condiment, they offerred veganaisse - animal free mayonaise.

Dissapointed, I asked the guy in front of my on line if he knew where I could get a cheese burger. Guy turns around and its one of the panelists from a very large, very rish, very public animal rights group (ie: the Canine American folks).

He shot me his death ray stare. I went to the hospital across the street and got some protein and vitamin G at their cafeteria.

Friday, September 15, 2006


As most know, I've been unhappy with the Episcopalian Church over the last few years for a number of reasons. Apparantly, the Pope is doing and saying all the right things to make me seriously consider a move to the Catholic church.

Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Carnival of Cordite

Its up (I should have put this post up earlier) at Virginia's own Spank The Donkey.

Check it out.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Hey Jealousy (count the ways)

So, neighbors wife decides to take him to africa for a big game safari this summer as a birthday present. He ends up shooting lots of cool animals, including a leopard. They get back and send us pics of the lodge and the kills and all. One of them includes him holding this gun.

Wow. So I say, what the heck is that rifle? A Ruger in the all new and all powerful Ruger .375.

But wait, didn't they just announce that new round? Yep.

Oh well, such is life when you work in the industry.

Hey, I did say I was jealous, didn't I?

(but not too jealous, spoke with my new boss about planning my extended trip to the farm and part of the discussion included what guns I would need to bring out and what they could provide me there and what game was going to be in season)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Gas Prices

UPDATE Drudge is reporting that gas in Iowa is down to $2.05 a gallon. As I said, expect that trend to continue over the next week or so around the country as states no longer have to comply with asinine reformulated fuel requirements.

Traveled to southern Virginia this weekend for a birthday party. While gas is still $2.79 a gallon here in McLean, VA (at the Exxon at Chainbridge and Old Dominion) it it is down about $0.20 from a few days ago. At the location of the birthday party though, it was $2.33.

Seems lots of peeople are noticing the drop in prices, but I don't think everyone really understands all the reasons.

Lower demand for gas with the end of the summer driving season and a drop in crude oil prices combined to send prices downward across the United States, according to Trilby Lundberg, publisher of the "Lundberg Survey."

Sure, reduced driving is lessening demand. But there is a bigger demon out there.


Specifically, come this Friday, September 15, 2006, in most places across this country the ozone season will be over and EPA's idiotic boutique fuel mandates will be lifted.

This year in particular, since the enviros managed to turn junk science into a ban on MTBE, its impact was particularlly hard hitting. Usually, in years past, it was good for an additional 30 or 40 cents a gallon. But without MTBE, we were forced to pay off the Iowa caucuses and use ethanol as an oxygenate. And, in addition to seeing the price of gas jump an additional 50 or more cents a gallon, those of use who choose not to waste our money on new cars and instead sacrifice for our family by driving a 10 year old car, also had the pleasure of experincing weird engine problems that arose out of the use of the 10% demon ethanol.

Damn environmentalists, though as a former some time lobbyist for the petroleum industry I can't say they aren't also without blame in seeking to keep prices high (as in, they have strenuously resisted any effort to do away with the boutique fuels program).

A Most Excellent Post

about a bear in the woods.


Wednesday, September 06, 2006

I didn't know that . . . .

driving in the nude was illegal.

I wonder what the penalty is for getting a blow job?


Not bad, not bad at all. Especially from lovely Urbana Illinois.

And, in reality, much better than some did.

You scored as British and the Commonwealth. Your army is the British and the Commonwealth (Canada, ANZAC, India). You want to serve under good generals and use good equipment in defense of the western form of life.

British and the Commonwealth






United States




France, Free French and the Resistance




Soviet Union




In which World War 2 army you should have fought?
created with

Throw The Miserable Incumbants Out

Uncle says that the Incumbant Protection Act has gone into effect.

I guess that just means I have to go public with the fact that George Allen is the Dan Quayle of our time - an incompetant politician born with a silver spoon and given everything he's ever gotten. Oh yeah, he's also a bit of a rascist, looks like an idiot in cowboy boots (dude, Virginia isn't the west), and deserves to lose his re-election campaign this fall for having gone native.

Frank Wolf, my congressman, and the Chairman of the appropriations committee is loves his role as current host of the longest running, open all the time, DC BBQ. Yep, thats right, he's smoking pork right up. Burning through your tax dollars like they are $50 cuban cigars, eager to fill the coffers of his friends inside the beltway, if only they could find some sweet nothings to whisper on his earmark.

As I stated originally, I'll run any post about any other current incumbant. Just let me know who it is and what the message is that the Incumbant Protection Act is failing to allow access to.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Its Football Time

in Tennessee again.

You can keep track of all the goings on over at Rocky Top Talk, including the highlights of the Tennessee-Cal game this weekend.

I know I will.

And We Are Off Again

Its the start of the third week on the new job and that can only mean one thing.

My third multi day trip in as much time.

For those keeping track.

Week 1 (3 days)
Start on Wednesday.
Leave Wednesday mid afternoon.
Arrive back in DC late on Friday
Total time in office - 1/2 day.

Week 2 (5 days)
Start on Monday.
Leave on Tuesday evening.
Back in office on Friday.
Total time in office - 3 days

Week 3 (This Week - 4 days)
Start on Tuesday.
Leave Tuesday morning
Back in office on Friday
Total time in office - 1 1/2 days

So, at the end of this week that will give me 12 days on the job but only 5 days in the office. Yikes!!!!

Luckily, things will settle down after this trip - I only have three more trips planned through the end of October. Thats good, and will give me time to get caught up which I need to do.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Sports Illustrated's so called College Football expert can eat smokey's steaming pile of turd.


Of course, Fire Phil Fulmer still needs to go.


Sports Illustrated's so called College Football expert can eat smokey's steaming pile of turd.


Of course, Fire Phil Fulmer still needs to go.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Another Dumb Meme

You can thank Bitter for it.

New states so far this year: Kansas, Louisiana.

Years not over though I from what I understand I will also be visiting Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin - at least - before the year ends.

2007 - the Pacific Northwest, though I have no idea when I will get to Alaska