Monday, September 16, 2019

I wonder why?

There seems to be a campaign among the media to ramp up the "Glowbal Warming Climate Change" panic (again). The statistics they quote are, at best misleading, the stories they push are very close to lies, and the graphics they publish are dramatic, but, again, misleading at best.

This comes close to lies, and is, to anyone who bothers to investigate, is propaganda.

What is the end game here?


Promises to violate that oath

I mean, how many of the DNC candidates have you heard promise to violate one or more parts of the Constitution:

Squelch free speech that they don't like.

Ban firearms.

Confiscate property.

Violate due process.

In a just world, these folks would be automatically barred from higher office simply due to their statements, 

Friday, September 13, 2019

Big storms this morning

Lots and lots of rain.

And, invariably, some folks trash a car by driving into water that is too deep, and have to be rescued...some drown.

This happens every time we get flooding rain.

How can people be so stupid? 

Truth

“Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47,”


Seems the Democrat candidates can't help but tell the truth. Not that we didn't already know that they ultimately wish for confiscation.






Thursday, September 12, 2019

The wrong side:

So a friend had some credit at a flight school that she wasn't gonna use....and the flight school wasn't gonna refund it, either......So I thought that I'd use some of it and pay them the amount I used.

I got a rental 172 and a safety pilot and flew from the right seat, rather than the left.

Wow, what a perspective change. And WOW, what a difference using the right hand to fly and the left hand to throttle.

Turns and climbs were ok, Approaches were less than smooth, but ok.

Landings....yeah, not so much. The fine control needed for a good landing is lacking. It'll get better with practice though.

Plus my shoulder and arm were tired.

But, I did land, even with a quartering headwind of 6 knots gusting 22. Not as smoothly as I normally do, but well enough.
And, best of all, the plane can be used again.

More  of this next week.

Changing sides on a plane is harder than changing sides on a car when driving in the UK.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Remember:

I do.

And I will never forget.

Nor will I forgive.



I remember every day.

But especially THIS day. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Yay! We are number 15

Seems that Indiana has 14.1 guns per 1000 residents.

Not the most heavily armed state, but (surprisingly) higher than Texas.

Of course, we are undergunned when one compares the number of firearms per resident in Chicago's West and South sides..... Where guns are highly regulated....

Link found via Wirecutter

Where does YOUR state stand?


Sunday, September 8, 2019

Pretty much a lie

The whole "Marked the thing up with a sharpie" meme by the Media is pretty much a lie.

Yes, someone drew on a map with a sharpie.

But it was to demonstrate that, at the time of the prediction on the map, that just off the end of the predicted path was....Alabama.

But since the Media says that the "Orange man Bad"---"Orange man stupid", and since most Democrats and Liberals (But I repeat myself) WANT to believe that, they buy the story without bothering to actually read or investigate the details.

Even those few Liberals that I respect...Ferisntance some bloggers on my sidebar have jumped into this.....and they show that their bias is enough to lead them astray. Pretty much bad judgement caused by TDS, I think.

But how can we trust folks who publish lies? 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Preparing

So every year, we have a hurricane come close to, or make landfall, somewhere in the United States.

And every year, when a hurricane approaches, we see the stores run out of bottled water, batteries, plywood, propane and low/no prep food. And, invariably, we see people bitch about the fact that there "aint nothin' left".

Yet how hard is it to have a few pieces of plywood for your windows stashed in the back of your garage or in a shed?
How hard is it to stash a weeks worth of cans of food under your bed or the back of the closet?
How hard is it to stock a few cases of bottled water at the start of the hurricane season?

I mean, panic now, beat the rush....prepare early so you have what you will need, that which will be in short supply if and when. It isn't like cans of food or plywood or bottled water spoil that easily. You can use it for many years.

Why do these folks always wait until the last minute? 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Happy birthday MC



If you want to say Happy Birthday to her, I'll see to it that she reads the comments.

That is all.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Must have been the cooler weather

so the total was nine and 33.

Nine dead and 33 wounded.

I was low.

Old NFO came close


Monday, September 2, 2019

Are you ready?

I mean, on this date 160 years ago, a MAJOR solar storm hit the planet earth.

Known as the "Carrington Event" this storm caused havoc in the atmosphere and even affected and damaged the (relatively crude) telegraph systems of the day.

Think of what this would do today....

You'd have no internet, no telephone, no TV....(probably no national power to provide it anyway).

No distributed electrical power means:
No refrigeration....your food will spoil quickly, and your freezer will thaw after a few days.
No (or very little) food distribution...Fuel will run out quickly for those that don't have any stored. No communication to order it even if it could be delivered.
No banking (part of that "No communication bit) to pay for it even if you could order it and had fuel to transport it....
No AC for those in the Southern states.....No heat for those in the Northern states.
If it is harvest time, no fuel for tractors to harvest the grains or fruits or vegetables, much less get it to people that are starving.

And it will take years to fix the infrastructure to make parts to fix the systems that are damaged.

Now, it hasn't happened again in 160 years. Doesn't mean it won't happen tomorrow. Doesn't mean it will happen again in your lifetime.

But if it does, can you survive for longer than a month? It happened once. It CAN happen again.



Sunday, September 1, 2019

Conversation:

"So someone turns you in using the Red Flag laws and the cops come to get your guns."

"Ok"

"Do you turn them in?"

"Of course...not worth getting killed over the guns they have on a list".

SO they take...what? 25 guns?"

"About that"

"How many do you still have?"

"About 30"

And that is just ONE of my friends. 

NASCAR: Alienating fans as fast as they can

Read:

There is being out of touch with your fan base, then there is totally not realizing what will alienate your market.

NASCAR seems to be doing their best to drive fans away.

And it isn't like they are filling the seats at the Speedways, or that their viewership is growing....

At the end of this cycle, they won't have any fans and no one will be watching their races.

One wonders how stupid the folks who make these decisions really are.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Comcast has GREAT service.

When, that is, it works.

Trying to get to anyone with a clue to fix the broken system, however, is well nigh impossible.

They don't even post a contact number on their website.

When you finally do get to talk to a human (it takes greater than 40 minutes to speak to the FIRST level person) they are only slightly better at trying to fix things than my cats....

When (if) you can convince them to connect you to someone who has any actual abilities besides reading from a troubleshooting script tree and have waited the requisite amount of time, you may or may not get a technician dispatched to your home in 3 or more days.

Then, he or she may not actually know what to do....if they show up at the time chosen by the company to actually fix things.
All of which does NOT make for much in the way of customer satisfaction.

It does seem, however, that the neighbor was having issues....and in fixing their issue, the technician decided that the issue was MY modem in MY home (which, apparently was correct) ....rather than choose to knock on my door and fix the issue, he disconnected me at the pole. No notice....couldn't even bother to tell me.

and it took 3 days for them to dispatch a tech to replace the modem (their equipment) and reconnect me to their network. The tech who was at the neighbors house could have fixed the issue and solved the problem simply by knocking on my door.

Instead it took me 40 minutes on hold, then another 30 to get transferred to someone with more than the IQ of an overripe tomato who could actually troubleshoot the issue...and dispatch someone (in 3 days) to fix things.

And the actual fix took less than 20 minutes. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

We should start a pool:

so in the approximately 80 hours from Friday night to Monday evening, we should place bets as to how many folks are shot in the greater South side of the Chicago area.

I'll place my dime on 48 shot, 3 killed and at least 3 drive-by incidents.

Place your bets in the comments below. 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Why I always carry

I was asked why I always carry....even in areas where the likelihood of "needing" a firearm is low (I try NOT to go places where I will "NEED" a firearm, but that is besides the point)...... Anywhere I can legally carry a firearm, I do. 

"Legally" is defined as anywhere where possessing a firearm will not get me tossed in jail.
Here in Indiana, outside of Federal or State or County or town government offices, Police Stations and Post Offices and schools, in nearly any other public place, if I carry a firearm where it is posted "no weapons" or "No Firearms" or "no Guns", at worst I can be asked to leave. Failure to leave if asked is Trespassing and (generally) Disturbing the Peace, but are not Felonies. So I carry wherever my possessing a firearm won't get me jailed.

Anyway, Here is the real reason I carry:

The average response time, nationwide, to an "active shooter" (remember, this is AVERAGE, Some will be MUCH longer, and "response time" means the time it takes from dispatch over the radio, not from the time someone calls 9-11, so add at least two minutes to that time.... until the cop reports "at the scene"... not the time it takes the cop (or cops) to actually DO something...decide what to do, enter the building, figure out what is going on, who is doing some shooting, make a decision as to what their response should be and actually react......) is 3 minutes...add in all the rest of the time and we are talking more than 5 minutes from the time someone responds....If they do actually, you know, respond, and not hunker down outside like the Parkland "First Responders" did in Florida...(Can anyone say "Coward of Broward")


Start the timer. Count how many shots, or how many people could be slashed or stabbed in these 3 minutes. Or how many punches and kicks can be thrown in those same three minutes.... then figure another 3 to actually make the threat stop.

What if it were you...Or your loved one. Your kid, your parents, your friend? How about just plain bystanders....

3 minutes. Run this video twice to make sure you understand how long that is.



That is a LONG time, innit?

Gotta figure it is gonna take at LEAST those 3 minutes for the threat to be stopped. Probably at least twice that...maybe as much as 4 times. IF the cops react well, and quickly.
That's why I carry. To stop a threat that I won't know is there unless (and until) it happens. So I won't have to wait that terribly long time...watch someone bleed or moan or even begin to die during that time. Someone to be beaten to death (or nearly so) by a group of young toughs.

I hope I never need my firearm. I hope I can use it effectively if chance should bring me to a place and time where I need to.
But I hope that I can stop a threat so that I don't have to wait 3, or 6 or even 12 minutes before I can help those who are damaged or injured by a crazy homicidal person either.

Stopping threats earlier is the best way to prevent people from being killed or injured.

That's why I carry.

Run the video again, just so you understand how long that time really is. Realize that that is the MINIMUM time for someone else to stop the threat. Likely 3 or more times that three minutes.





Monday, August 26, 2019

Much truth here:

Found HERE:






Pretty much the truth. Especially the "Bad Personality" bit. But those kinds of girls always need an excuse as to why they fail in life, never have the introspectiveness to examine themselves for causality.


(BTW, didja notice how I gave credit as to where I got the image and meme from? That's how you do it, not just steal it a day later and call it your own. It's called courtesy and honor. You should try it. You know who you are).