June 06, 2014
Because F*** You, That's Why
Pro tip to the nanny stater gasbags who want to control us. Don't do this.
Brighton and Hove police had tweeted: "90 year old veteran reported missing from care home. Turns out they'd said no to him going to #DDay70 but he went anyway #fightingspirit"
The pensioner had gone out wearing a grey raincoat and a jacket underneath with his war medals on, Sussex Police said.
To whomever told this hero "no", well, they're a fanny bawbag.
March 27, 2014
Can You Do Kindergarten Math?
I used to be pretty good at math. I was in the advanced algebra courses in high school. But now math has gotten much more difficult.
I can't figure out this simple kindergarten math problem. Can you?
I only showed one finger. Guess which.
(Hat Tip: Twitchy)
March 26, 2014
Harry Reid: Obamacare Website Isn't Faulty; People Are Just too Stupid To Use It
This is what Harry Reid thinks of the American people:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn't lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren't "educated on how to use the Internet."
Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn't know to use their computer properly and needed more time. Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months.
Those who were intelligent enough to sign up and found their new insurance policies lacking are all just a bunch of liars.
March 23, 2014
Louisiana Welfare Program Prohibits Fund Use For Nonessentials
BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials.
The Department of Children and Family Services announced the emergency regulations late Thursday. They cover the Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program — commonly known as welfare benefits — and the Kinship Care Subsidy Program. (Source)
Of course, recipients can simply withdraw the cash from ATMs and use the funds for unnecessary items and services.
Another program exploiting hard-working Americans.
October 03, 2013
James Madison on "Holding the Government Hostage"
The House of Representatives cannot only refuse, but they alone can propose, the supplies requisite for the support of government. They, in a word, hold the purse that powerful instrument by which we behold, in the history of the British Constitution, an infant and humble representation of the people gradually enlarging the sphere of its activity and importance, and finally reducing, as far as it seems to have wished, all the overgrown prerogatives of the other branches of the government. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure.Thanks to Tom Elia who saw it on a Facebook thread.
I think the thing that pisses me off the most about the federal government's partial shutdown is something a reader pointed out to me the other day: We're not actually going to save any money with this because when the federal employees get back to work they'll be paid for the time they spent sitting on their asses and getting free popcorn at theaters.
This isn't a government shutdown. It's a paid vacation.
February 07, 2013
Out: Blue Angels
In: Pregnancy Training for ... Men
I'll just go ahead and post this email from Johnny since I'm not sure how to put it any better:
Rusty, In case you haven't heard, we may trade in the magnificent and historic Blue Angels for food stamps. FYI I looked.It's a sad day when we get rid of the pride of the
The annual budget for the entire Blue Angels program's 30 air shows is $20M dollars. Are you telling me no one in Congress on any side acted to protect the Blue Angels from sequestration for $20M? It's why I'm an Independent, bro. Who do you trust right now in government knowing this? How much did they spend on this insanity, Doctor? More, I'll bet. A lot more.
UPDATE: Oops, my apologies to the Navy. I've actually never seen the Blue Angels perform. My bad.
January 11, 2013
Bloomberg On The Poor: "Let Them Suffer"
New York Mayor Bloomberg is going to propose a new initiative to limit painkillers distributed by city hospital emergency rooms. This measure would only affect the poor who cannot afford a private doctor:
Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials unveiled a new initiative to limit supplies of prescription painkillers in the city’s emergency rooms as a way to combat what they described as a growing addiction problem in the region. Some critics, as documented by The New York Times, however, felt the move would unnecessarily hurt poor and uninsured patients who use emergency rooms as their primary care doctor. Needless to say, Mr. Bloomberg was not swayed by this line of argument.
“The city hospitals we control, so…we’re going to do it and we’re urging all of the other hospitals to do it, voluntary guidelines. Somebody said, oh, somebody wrote, ‘Oh then maybe there won’t be enough painkillers for the poor who use the emergency rooms as their primary care doctor,’” the mayor said on his weekly radio show with John Gambling. “Number one, there’s no evidence of that. Number two, supposing it is really true so you didn’t get enough painkillers and you did have to suffer a little bit.
August 04, 2012
Save Our Balls
It's really a shame that people can't just play with their balls without the Government interfering. Because a few irresponsible parents allow their children to play with their balls, the rest of us - us responsible adults - may have our balls taken away from us. The Government thinks you shouldn't be able to have any.
This video explains how you can help Save Our Balls:
It's not too late. You can still buy some balls HERE. But hurry. They may not be available for long. (And don't forget, Christmas isn't far off. BuckyBalls would make a great present for an adult!)
UPDATE: If you order from the Buckyballs website (which is what I linked above), use promo code "BUCKY" to get 20% off. This promo code may only be valid for a limited time.
Below the fold, fun videos about Buckyballs.
A brief history of Buckyballs and how they are made:
Just have fun:
A working Buckyballs motor!
More Buckyball videos HERE.
July 25, 2012
Red Tape Prevents Young Entrepreneur From Building His Own Business
I'm sure public pressure will ultimately lead to changes in the ordinance, after which city government officials can happily proclaim they built this kid's business, not him.
(Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit)
June 02, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg starring in: The New York Nanny State of Mind
October 10, 2011
#OccupyWallStreet a bunch of losers on a traffic island
Just got a call of someone who went at lunch for a look-see:
- its a tiny patch of land that is formed by a traffic triangle, not really a park
- 1/3 of protesters are people in their 70's normally dressed but carrying bizarre signs (old hippies)
- 1/3 are college age sitting on garbage bags who look very, very stoned and take turns leading the group chants
- one older man sitting at a table with three battered hardhats left there in support
- 20% at least were pedestrian gawkers just walking through and pointing
- most of the black people were in one corner gathered around Al Sharpton
- Susan Surandon
- the homeless who had been living there before are all pushed into one corner
- some of the elderly were standing on boxes around the perimeter facing out and reading the constitution
All in all, a media sham by the libtards. There's more people at a bingo game.
Update NYP: “People say they are here for the cause, but the real reason is the free food,” quipped Cameron, 26, of Jersey City. “On my third day, they had smoked salmon with cream cheese. You know how much smoked salmon is a pound? Sixteen dollars. I eat better here than I do with my parents!”
September 01, 2011
Feds Raid Gibson Guitar Company (Updated & Bumped)
(Original post is below the fold)
Update II by DMartyr: The Obama Administration apparently did it to create jobs - for Madagascar!
CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?
HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes
RedState has more, including audio of the allegation.
---Original post below---
Good to see Obama's Justice Department doing really important things instead of wasting time on frivolous concerns like Homegrown terrorism or illegal immigration. /s
From Gateway Pundit:
The Holder Justice Department raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Nashville and Memphis this week because the company is using unfinished wood from India and this violates Indian law… Not American law.
(Video from News Channel 5)
July 21, 2011
Conservatives and Liberals
Like comparing adults and children. Thanks to MacIver Institute
Video evidence below the fold. Also, commentary over at Ace's crib.
July 20, 2011
Stuck In The Middle
On the one side of the spectrum, we have Islam infiltrating every aspect of civilized society, demeaning girls and women as second class citizens (not to mention how non-Muslims are viewed) while extolling the imaginary superior virtues of the Muslim male...
And on the other side are these ignorant, liberal progressives who find even a distinction between genders to be sexist. They are creating a world of asexual, gender-confused children, no doubt being bred for their capacity as useful dhimmis.
The choice for women is a position only slightly above livestock or non-existence. For men, its a choice between primitive domination or effeminate submission.
Where do we go from here?
May 12, 2011
Obama, Paul Ryan, and Me
Obama: Paul's budget removes unicorns from the endangered species list and will add a black stripe to all raindows.
Paul Ryan: You are retarded.
Ronin: Please run for president, Mr Ryan, sir.
April 29, 2011
UC Berkeley Students Don't Want To Pay Their Share Of Debt
But they enjoy reaping the benefits!
March 22, 2011
The Neo-Commie Plan to Wreck the Train
Did I mention there is a Neo-Commie in the White House?
What we’re witnessing is an organized attempt at initiating a soft coup in the United States by way of a socialist cabal. Michael Medved might not like to hear this; Bill O’Reilly and Bernie Goldberg likely won’t, either — concerned, as they both are, about the “rightwing” “bash Obama” industry (which isn’t helping “the folks”); Jeb Bush surely doesn’t, if such a revelation means that his standing on stage with Obama in the swing state of FL to burnish his “pragmatic centrist” bona fides then looks like either betrayal of conservative principles, or a real lack of discernment and judgment; and of course, the establishment GOP, who has built its entire political strategy on the idea that Washington is and always will be business as usual (and it is — for them) probably want to skip this as well.Read the rest..
But those of us who met the election of Barack Obama with cries of opposition knew what was coming — all one had to do was bother to look — and we reluctantly pushed the GOP back to power in November to fight the attempt by the left to finish its takeover of our country.
February 22, 2011
Test Your Liberal PC I.Q.!
Which of the following was arrested and charged with a crime?
A - Wisconsin protesters displaying signs with violent rhetoric:
B - Users making death threats via Twitter:
C - A little boy drawing stick figures:
D - None of the above.
E - All of the above.
February 14, 2011
DC Commissioner: Wal-Mart Causes Shoplifting
Wal-Mart's low prices encourages theft and will ultimately ruin young lives...
From The Washington Post:
Brenda Speaks, a Ward 4 ANC commissioner, actually urged blocking construction of the planned store in her ward at Georgia and Missouri avenues NW partly because of that risk. Addressing a small, anti-Wal-Mart rally at City Hall on Monday, Speaks said young people would get criminal records when they couldn't resist the temptation to steal.
And Islamophobia causes terrorism, freedom causes immorality, scantily clad women cause rape...
January 09, 2011
STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today...Details about the "trusted identity" project are unusually scarce...Schmidt stressed today that anonymity and pseudonymity will remain possible on the Internet. "I don't have to get a credential if I don't want to," he said. There's no chance that "a centralized database will emerge," and "we need the private sector to lead the implementation of this," he said.Nothing to see here, folks, move along now.
Best comment at the TechTalk site:
by ChuckShire January 9, 2011 3:45 PM ESTJust get lots of lube, Chuck.
How come every time the government wants to do something for the "good" of the people I feel my anus beginning to pucker?
Unrelated: does anyone else think that Dickie Durban bemoaning "toxic rhetoric" is like Adolph Hitler complaining about anti-Semitism?
November 04, 2010
Tale Of A Happy Meal Turned Sad
Culprit? Nanny State
Ooops, Vinnie The Vile Jawa Troll posted on this. Oh well, I like my UnHappy Meal Box.
November 03, 2010
Nanny State Nonsense
I was listening to Glenn Beck today and he and his crew were talking about an idea that I've been kicking around for awhile. What if a majority of states got together to kick a commie pinko state out of the Union? All it would take is a simple Constitutional amendment!
First candidate.. California!
(note to California readers, this amendment is negotiable)
October 20, 2010
The Food Police Next Target: Potatoes
To hell with potato growers, Nanny State doesn't want your produce.
GLEED, Wash. (AP) - Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn't be considered junk food.Indeed Madison & Leah - that would be so not cool.
One Washington man is so exasperated by the proposals that he's in the midst of a 60-day, all potato diet to demonstrate that potatoes are nutritious.
"We're just really concerned that this is a misconception to the public that potatoes aren't healthy," said Chris Voigt, head of the Washington Potato Commission. "The potato isn't the scourge of the earth. It's nutrition."
Healthy food advocates said they're not anti-potato, but they think children need a greater variety of fruits, vegetables and whole grains to fight a tripling of child obesity rates in the past 30 years.
"The potato is the most common vegetable," said Diane Pratt-Heavner, spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association. "My impression is that the goal is to increase the amounts of fruits, vegetables and whole grains. I don't believe anyone is specifically attacking the potato."
With that in mind, the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, recommended that the U.S. Department of Agriculture stop participants of the federal Women, Infants and Children program, known as WIC, from buying potatoes with federal dollars. The institute also called for the USDA-backed school lunch program to limit use of potatoes[...]
At Naches Valley Primary School, which sits in the agricultural hub of central Washington, some 7-year-old students weren't so sure.
"No potatoes?" second-grader Madison Nunley asked incredulously.
"That would be bad." Chimed in schoolmate Leah Marko, "That would be so not cool. I love tater tots."
Thanks to Kenny Solomon.
October 10, 2010
My replies, when one isn'tenough:
October 06, 2010
No Ambulance For You!
A Health Nazi threatens citizens with cut emergency medical services if they don't approve a referendum in November proposing a hefty ambulance fee. The fee would add $300 - $800 per ambulance ride.
I thought Obamacare was supposed to solve all our Healthcare problems?
If voters reject the fee, Ike Leggett extorts:
107 fire and rescue positions, mostly emergency medical service jobs, would be eliminated out of a fire department staff of 1,077.
I guess cutting waste and free handouts instead is too much to ask. Or perhaps stop catering to illegal immigrants. No, 'Ike' wants to cut emergency services.
Something noticeably missing from the article - which political party is Leggett, the heartless Republican or the compassionate Democratic? The article doesn't say. Certainly Leggett's political affiliation would have been in the very first sentence had he carried an "R" by his name.
The article does provide one clue to the party pressing for this new fee:
The Maryland Court of Appeals, in a 5-2 ruling, gave approval for the voter referendum, reversing the decision by local election officials to reject thousands of petition signatures because they didn't exactly match the name used when registering to vote or were illegible.
Hmmm... Now which party is notorious for using fraudulent voter registrations?
But the article does specifically mention the party of one politician opposed to the plan:
"These cuts are designed to maximize the amount of pain that would be felt by them," said Councilman Phil Andrews, D-Gaithersburg/Rockville. "It is a political document. Its goal is to generate support for keeping the ambulance fee by presenting a dire picture for people in the voting booth."
Yes, it is, the Democratic doctrine.
BTW, a little googling reveals Isiah "Ike" Leggett is - a Democrat.
August 12, 2010
Comment Quote: "This is all party of the Tea party agenda...to get us all fat, dumb, and armed with guns."
Bwahahahahahaha, sounds like a comment IW would make.
July 15, 2010
Interesting Take On Obama
Having moved swiftly toward achieving the very policy objectives he promised voters as a candidate, Obama is still widely perceived as flirting with a failed presidency.
They also give a list of reasons why he is perceived as failing. And to my utter disbelief, the fact that he is half-black wasn't even mention. I mean, come on, he's black....and Kenyan. Heh. Just kidding about the Kenyan thing, but I did hear several times in the last few days that he is black. So obviously it is a big issue for some, like the NAACP (No African American Can Preside). Come on boys, turn your color blinders back on....skin color doesn't shape peoples opinion of policy. Policy shapes people's opinion of policy.
Here is another line I found amusing, actually amusing might be the wrong word. Sad, let's go with Sad.
Obama sees himself as a different kind of Democrat, one who transcends ideology but is basically a centrist. But on the issues voters care most about — the economy, jobs and spending — Obama has shown himself to be a big-government liberal.
June 18, 2010
Day by Day: Nanny State of the Nation
By Chris Muir
April 30, 2010
Arizona's Immigration Law: Is Texas Next? (Update)
Liberal headline: "Arizona's anti-immigration[?..ed] law stirs up debate in Texas".
Republican State Rep. Debbie Riddle of Tomball defended her push to introduce a controversial immigration law in Texas similar to that of Arizona's. Riddle has said she plans to introduce the measure in the January legislative session.Indeed, opponents are playing the race card and Obi One is leading the charge
"My number one priority as an elected official is to make sure that the safety and security of Texans is well established. If I don't do that or do it well, then there is no number two priority," she said. "The opponents of this want to make it a big racial profiling thing. They want to make it a big racist thing. It has nothing to do with that. It has everything to do with safety and security."
Washington Times.....The most distinctive characteristic, however, is the incitement of racial conflict. Fascism thrives on fomenting ethnic divisions and hatred, targeting internal race enemies to galvanize supporters behind their leader.
This is what Mr. Obama is doing today. He and his Democratic allies have deliberately fanned the flames of racial tensions over Arizona's immigration law.
Update: Trigger in comments: "The poll is gone". (See below)
Maybe too many for than against? Last time I checked the for was at 68% I believe.
Update II. Found the poll results:
April 23, 2010
Arizona To Obama
Despite McCain, is Arizona the new Texas?
Way to go!
April 14, 2010
British Nanny State
(Isle of Anglesey, UK) Peter and Claire Davey, parents of seven children with one on the way and plans for 14 total, are unemployed and live entirely on welfare.
The Daveys subsist in their four-bedroom home, with two cars and a 42-inch wide-screen among other electronic gizmos, on the paltry sum of £42,000 a year in benefits. That's about $65,000.
For some strange reason, the Daveys complain that they deserve more in benefits.
Mrs Davey, who has never had a full-time job, told Closer magazine: "It's hard. We can't afford holidays and I don't want my kids living on a council estate and struggling like I have.Mr. Davey said he's better off unemployed than working.
"I don't feel bad about being subsidised by people who are working. I'm just working with the system that's there.
"If the government wants to give me money, I'm happy to take it. We get what we're entitled to. I don't put in anything because I don't pay taxes, but if I could work I would.
"We couldn't afford to care for our children without benefits, but as long as they have everything they need, I don't think I'm selfish."
The British government deserves condemnation for turning a population of proud and independent people formerly at the forefront of industry and invention into a parasitic crowd of arrogant beggars.
Standby, Americans, nanny state is coming soon to your neighborhood.
March 26, 2010
Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas & Mortgage - Damn Straight, It's Begun
The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it’s tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.
Banks and other lenders would have to reduce the payments to no more than 31 percent of a borrower’s income, which would typically be their unemployment insurance, for up to six months. In some cases, administration officials said, a lender could allow a borrower to make no payments at all.
When the banks go bust.....
h/t Kenny Solomon
March 21, 2010
Tea Party "Racial", "Spat" Attacks On Black Caucaus Members: Where, Who, Why?
No where,no one, no how, another Democrat ploy to discredit patriotic Americans. The so called episode was even brought up in Obamacare debates [Livestream]. The MSM is playing along...no retraction. It has to be true!!! Huffington Post said so.
More from Jim Hoft
Update It appears we have comments from those who agree with the Huffington Post lies. Like flies on shit, they appear.
March 20, 2010
And Now A Sandcrawler PSA Concerning Healthcare Reform
March 19, 2010
"Twas The Eve Of State Healthcare"
Ha! Be sure to read it all.
With non-festive apologies to Clement Clarke Moore.h/t Roger Simon @FB
‘Twas the eve of state health care, and all through the House
The bill was unread, even by the head louse.
The statists hung ’round with a faux-festive air,
Hoping their awful “dream” would indeed soon be there.
The USA’s children were snug in their beds,
Unaware of the pain being laid on their heads.
Everyday people opposed to this crap,
Wondered when or if D.C.’s hypnosis would snap.
When out from O’s House there arose such a clatter,
‘Twas the President’s flacks and their usual chatter.
They showed docs in white coats supporting this trash,
Using children as props as they threw around cash.
The Speaker stood forth for her part in the show,
“It will be when we pass it that you’ll get to know,
The wonders we’re bringing that statists will cheer,
Creating more wards who’ll elect us for years.” Rest...
March 09, 2010
Depend On Ocean/Inland Fishing For A Living/Tourism? Sorry Sez Obama NOAA & WWF & IFAW
Your input is no longer accepted, love Obi One
Ya, that will really help save/create jobs by destroying them.
The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation's oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.
This announcement comes at the time when the situation supposedly still is "fluid" and the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force still hasn't issued its final report on zoning uses of these waters.
That's a disappointment, but not really a surprise for fishing industry insiders who have negotiated for months with officials at the Council on Environmental Quality and bureaucrats on the task force. These angling advocates have come to suspect that public input into the process was a charade from the beginning.
"When the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) completed their successful campaign to convince the Ontario government to end one of the best scientifically managed big game hunts in North America (spring bear), the results of their agenda had severe economic impacts on small family businesses and the tourism economy of communities across northern and central Ontario," said Phil Morlock, director of environmental affairs for Shimano.
"Now we see NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and the administration planning the future of recreational fishing access in America based on a similar agenda of these same groups and other Big Green anti-use organizations, through an Executive Order by the President. The current U.S. direction with fishing is a direct parallel to what happened in Canada with hunting: The negative economic impacts on hard working American families and small businesses are being ignored.
March 04, 2010
California Legislature Approves Cuss Free Week
Click image for more on this #&*@##* law.
February 25, 2010
While You Are Distracted by the Summit, Obama Democrats Are Targeting the CIA
(Changed my title, this is too important to ignore)
While everyone is focused on the Obamacare summit, dirty deeds are being done.[NRO]
The Obama Democrats have outdone themselves.h/t Doug and Robert
While the country and the Congress have their eyes on today’s dog-and-pony show on socialized medicine, House Democrats last night stashed a new provision in the intelligence bill which is to be voted on today. It is an attack on the CIA: the enactment of a criminal statute that would ban “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.” (See here, scoll to p. 32.)
Today, Liz Cheney, the chairman of Keep America Safe, released the following statement on behalf of the organization and in response to a late-night provision added to the intelligence authorization bill in the House of Representatives. The bill is scheduled for a vote later this afternoon. It is currently being debated in the House, click here to watch Rep. Pete Hoekstra talk about the dangerous provision: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aFP5_4g7LU.[video below...ed]
"Late last night, Democrats in the House of Representatives inserted a provision dubbed “The Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading Interrogation Act of 2010” into the intelligence authorization bill. This new language targets the US intelligence community with criminal penalties for using methods they have deemed necessary for keeping America safe. These methods have further been found by the Department of Justice to be both legal and in keeping with our international obligations. more...
Another to file under assmaggotts, yes those Obama Dems who added this late-night provision....gawd.
January 28, 2010
Here's a screen shot of a poll running on one of the local teevee news websites:
Feel free to pile on.
December 15, 2009
White House to Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE): You Better Vote for the Healthcare Bill or we Gonna Close Offutt AFB
To hell with national security, the White House wants the Obamacare bill passed so bad they are threatening to put the Offutt base on BRAC if Senator Nelson refuses to sign the bill. Yup, it's the Chicago way.
Yah, lets close this base, no biggy....what's a loss of a Strategic Command Center.......sheesh
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- The 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, a tenant unit here, was realigned under Air Force Global Strike Command from Air Force Space Command Dec. 1.
Air Force Global Strike Command will oversee all of the service's nuclear forces. "The creation of this new command reflects the Air Force's firm and unshakeable conviction that nuclear deterrence and global strike operations are a special trust and responsibility, one that we take very seriously," said Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, commander of AFGSC.