Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

"Sum Nigga"

Classy people in Ferguson:

Dude livestreaming the unrest in Ferguson gets his phone stolen by another black man....

4:05
"Where from?"
"Sum Nigga"

Hows come they can use that word to describe each other but I can't.



This is the kind of folks that live in Ferguson. People like Mike Brown. Nice people it seems.

So with the continuing coverage of the Ferguson protests:

It occurs to me that these people still aren't satisfied that Officer Wilson was exonerated by the Grand Jury.....

Itt occurs to me that they are guilty of judging the dude when they don't have any more idea what happened than anyone else. All they see is race. Were white people assuming that a man was automatically guilty just because he was black, that would be racism. But when they do it (in reverse) it is ok.

What these people want is a lynching.

And they are guilty of what they accuse white people of being.

Retribution is a bitch, ain't it?

Seems that Julie Bosman is afraid.....People are calling her home, sending her food and generally making her life....interesting.

ANd they are doing it enough that she is calling the police to report that she is afraid and "feels harassed".

Well, honey, life is a bitch, innit? Now you have just a small bit of what you and your partner gave to Darren Wilson.

Not so pretty, is it? Hope you get enough that you learn a leson.

Interesting double standard there, isn't it? That behavior was ok for her, and she had to know the hell she was unleashing on Officer Wilson....But when it comes around to her, she isn't happy.

I wonder if she has a gun? And interesting that she is calling cops (with guns) to protect her......


Friday, November 28, 2014

Spreadin' the word

For a good cause. (you've likely read this announcement already, but if ya haven't....)


So, for Black Dog Friday Weekend The Book of Barkley  is only $2.99 on Kindle and only $4.99 through Christmas and New Years.  ALL of the proceeds, Kindle and paperback, are going to Peanut's Promise. 

Go HERE for more info 

Buy a book, if you haven't.

Info Bleg:


Has anyone owned or used one of THESE?




Comments?

The reviews are good, but I find it hard to believe that:


A: you can get 400 amps through those teeny tiny little battery clamps and cables (much less the connector)

2: you can even GET 400 amps out of a battery pack like that, even dead shorted.

III. you can get 10-20 starts out of such a small battery.

I mean, a huge capacity battery pack like that would be great for traveling to charge the assorted devices we use.  Lots of recharges. 12 AH battery will power a cell fone  for for a long time and all.....

And having a jump starter is never a bad thing.
But the jump starter part seems too good to be true. 400A...even once?

Yet, as I said, the reviews are really really good. Not all of the 375 5-star commenters can be lying or paid shills.....


This is a metaphor for the nodern "Back Equality" movement:::

Black Panther plot foiled by......EBT card.



No, Seriously.  Note this: Hadda wait on Girlfriends EBT card to get supplies.

I mean, how much more stereotypical does it get?

Isn't perjury a crime?

(I chose not to post this until after Thanksgiving was over......)

I mean, if I lie in testimony to a court or in a deposition, am I not committing perjury?

If you read the testimonies in the Mike Brown case, there were quite a few who outright lied....the forensic evidence shows that their testimony was a lie. Some admitted that the "embellished" the parts they witnessed. Others admitted that they weren't present for much (or any) of the incident.

Now... I have to wonder why no one is (as far as we know) being charged with perjury? Is it just because this is a touchy political and ethnically charged situation?

I mean, some of the testimony accuses Officer Wilson of executing Mr. Brown by shooting him in (depending on the the witness) either in the back as he was running away (with and/or without his hands up) or in the back of the head (one accuser said they witnessed 10 shots!) while he lay on the ground.

I realize that many black people in that neighborhood really hate white people in general (and white COPS specifically)....but this testimony would pout a cop in jail for murder. I realize that the killing of a black 18 year old enrages the black population, and that they would, if they could, lynch the man who did it....for whatever reason. All they see is black and white and cop. They really don't care why or what the situation that made it happen.

But really, shouldn't perjury be a crime? Shouldn't these people be charged with giving a false statement that could, potentially have put Officer Wilson in jail for murder? Shouldn't they be facing the penalty for perjury? If not, why should anyone ever tell the truth?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy thanksgiving


 
 Hope you spend the holiday with friends and family.

Remember the reason this holiday exists.

If you are working far from home at some military base, Then thank you very much. Your service and sacrifice is appreciated. 


 see you tomorrow

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Choices:

It occurs to me that the choices Mike Brown (the "Gentle Giant") made that fateful day were what led up to his demise.

He chose to steal cigars:

He chose to push the shopkeeper around:

He chose to walk down the middle of the street, attracting attention to himself:

He chose NOT to move to the sidewalk when asked by Officer Darren Wilson:

He chose to fight with Officer Wilson:

He chose to ignore the orders to stop:

He chose to turn around and confront Officer Wilson:

He chose to ignore another order to stop and get on the ground:

Witnesses (credible ones) corroborate the story. 

He made all those decisions. The result was his death. He could have stopped the chain at any time by making better choices.


If she's smart

She will use the donated money to move to another area and start over.

Not do business with the neighborhood that harbors the animals the trashed her bakery.....not give them the service of a good bakery...Not contribute any tax money to the area that failed to properly police it's citizens and protect the businesses in the area. Certainly not employ anyone in the area.

She should urge all other decent citizens and all the businesses to do the same...

Aflame again last night















Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If you care to read

The full report from the Grand Jury....

Go HERE. (it is, for some reason, incomplete, but it is the best report I have seen so far) Interview #57 (page 4) is....interesting. 

Again: I don't know what happened, and neither do you. I do know that Mike Brown wasn't the choir boy the parents say he was, nor is Officer Wilson the bloodthirsty madman other say HE was. 

THe witness accounts differ a bit. But most of them jibe with the story Darren Wilson gave. 

No one will ever know for sure. I do know that, like the Trayvon Marin shooting, outside forces made things worse by only telling part of the story and twisting (and also not reporting) facts. 

I also can't help but notice that this happened a few months before an election, just like the Trayvon Marin debacle...


Ain't it the truth:























One thing I realized last night

Is that, while there may be other reasons for "White Flight" and separatists and all the other actions people take that are perceived as racist....

The events in Ferguson (both earlier this summer and last night), as compared the fact that they DIDN'T happen in areas where the demographic is, shall we say, different, should be a good  indication as to why decent people of all races move away from areas like Ferguson. They don't like to live in areas where such things are likely to happen.

In my area (and likely in yours) no one torched any businesses, no one broke windows or looted stores. No one burned or overturned nor broke the windows out of any cars (police or not). No one feared any of those actions might take place, simply because the people who live here (and it is a fairly mixed area) are decent people, rather than the kind of folks who remain in Ferguson after all the others moved out.

Are there racial tensions? Yes, to an extent. But people (of all races) don't generally get pulled over and treated badly by the police because they don't look, dress or act like thugs and lowlifes, nor act like criminals.

Are the police perfect? Not at all. Nor are the citizens.

But we aint't Ferguson style folks, either.....





Now I know she is an Obama voter....

Nurse Amber Vinson (the one who traveled while running a fever and showing other Ebola symptoms after treating the ebola patient who DIED in Dallas) now wants a refund of her deposit at the Bridal Shop (which was forced to close for decontamination after her visit). 

Were she not female, I'd say that she had a big set of balls to ask that.

I hope, when I die

That in remembrance of me, my supporters will loot something worthwhile, like a National Guard Armory or a bank or something..at least a Bass Pro Shop or a Cabela's or a Gander Mountain.

Not something as small and insignificant as a Family Dollar....

'Cause nothing says "we remember you and will avenge your death!" like looting a Family Dollar store.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Listening to the scanners:

Seems like at least some folks in the crowds are trying to piss off the Police. Throwing things at the crowds and such.

How long will they be calm? Were I a police officer having stuff tossed at me, I don't know that I would be willing to endure it long, and at some point I'd start kicking ass. (Which is why I am not  a police officer!). I don't envy those cops who have to be out on the streets tonight.

I pray no one is killed (or injured) tonight....but it looks like the rioters will see to it that someone is.

Idiots. Rioting isn't gonna bring Brown back, nor will it change things.

ETA: These groups of rioters looters protesters seem to not fear police at all.  One might think they felt they were immune to prosecution.

ETAII: Turning ugly, cops are retreating from several groups. I hope the cops are ok tonight.

Why do these folks trash their own neighborhoods?

If you wanna listen, the link is here:   http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/1573

I'm turning in for the evening.

Just in case you haven't heard

Decision reached,,,

Announcement at 4 pm.

Frostify if need be.

ETA: Now 6 PM announcement....

ETA2: Now pushed back to 8 pm. I think they are gonna keep pushing it back so the rioters protestors will be all keyed up over and over and then when the time comes will be burnt up. Plus it'll be colder then. 

Harder to be a bad ass looter when yer fingers and face are freezing.

I mean, after all...




.







From HERE

Choo no

I was terribly underwhelmed by the fact that none of the illegals that the media could find to comment on Barry's immigration speech and proposal, could, despite being in the US for 5+ years (otherwise they wouldn't be eligible) could speak passable english in their interviews about the reactions to Barry Soretoro's illegal executive action on immigration.,,,, 5 or more years, and they can barely be understood in english. Couldn't speak enough to order food nor to deal with a traffic ticket in court.

I know many true immigrants (hell, I worked for some years ago!), most still speak with an accent, but ALL of them can speak the main language of their adopted county fairly well.

Not so these people Barry has tried to help. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How it really works:

Sorta like this, any more.......





Executive orders should never be allowed to stand more that 30 days. Ever. That'd let the prezident act quickly in an emergency, but let congress control things like the Constitution directs.





As I (and many others with any knowledge of physics and engineering) have said:

"It Just Won't Work".

Google paid several engineers to try and find a way that renewable energy could be made to work.

Their conclusion: It won't.....It cannot be made to work. Period.

All renewables, those we know and those we can envision barely, at best, produce more energy that what is required to produce the device. Every Single One. Every Time.

This is Google, which so very much wants to find a way to power humanity on Magic Fairy Dust and Unicorn Farts in order to save the planet from humanity and evil Carbon Dioxide....

their conclusion: Ain't Gonna Happen.

Sorry AlGore.




SO next time

The IRS folks demand that I produce a W-2 or a 10-99 or a reciept, I am gonna just refuse to bother to look for it.

I mean, really they act that way, and NO ONE IS BEING PROSECUTED for obstruction of justice...If they can do it, I guess that the rest of us can as well....

(Myself, I think they were taking the time to review (and possibly edit) the e-mails to make sure that there was nothing pointing to any higher ups....Especially Barry)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just a thought:

Today, 51 years ago, we learned just how good a shot some guy called Lee Harvey Oswald was.



Our nation needs men who can shoot that well today.....

 Just sayin'.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"That's not how Democracy works"

" I swore an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States"
 But he doesn't want to follow it anymore......

You should watch this clip...the entire 8 minutes (Ad first, sorry).

Show it to your Liberal friends.

Have 'em explain.

I can't wait to hear his arguments as to how things have changed to make this legal....or right.

Things change:


“The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m President of the United States of America.”
     – Senator Barack Obama, March 31, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Y'know

One has to wonder who Bill Cosby has pissed off enough that someone is orchestrating a smear campaign against him by resurrecting 30 year old charges against him that were, if not disproven back then, were at least in doubt enough that no authorities pursued them 30 years ago.

What did he do to make this person (or persons) stir things up? To want to trash his reputation? Why now?

I mean, really, is is hard to believe that  these women (from different locations and different professions and different backgrounds) just somehow all decided to bring up these old charges again without someone orchestrating the whole thing.....

Politics of Personal Destruction and all that......

Today

Is National Ammo day...







Do yer part

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

just like

the BOOK

Rosetta probe finds organic molecules on comet.

kinda cool.

Is this true?

I can't find anything to prove it, one way or another:

"Obama's proposed Amnesty will loot Social Security and Medicare"

If so, it might well again come back to his mentor and their love of Cloward-Piven.

And, amazingly, enrollment dropped:

Seems that Maine decided to stop the waiver for a work requirement for food stamps.

And, amazingly enough, the enrollment in the SNAP program dropped.....

Indiana has done the same....and the same thing happened...People who have to either work at a job or contribute to the community in order to get freebies suddenly decide they don't need that freebie as much...


Amazing that. Now we need more of it elsewhere as well.

Free hats

Sort of, anyway.

Comrade Karl is having a sale:

too fer wun on Commi Obama hats.

I have one. They're good hats. 

Get 'em while they last.


Monday, November 17, 2014

It occurs to me...

That it *COULD* be that the authorities in MO in general and Ferguson in particular have heard that the Grand Jury is gonna indict Officer Darren Wilson....and they expect the white folk in the area to riot, and burn, and loot in protest.

What? (stop laughing!) Could happen....right? We do that all the time, don't we? I mean there is a history going back over a hundred years of white people trashing their own neighborhoods in protest when something makes the get all riled up and shit, right?

I have one question: Is it cultural or genetic?

Warning order:

Decision soon?


Just heard from a guy I know in the Missouri National Guard:

They (the Guvner) have declared a state of emergency in MO and expect a decision soon...They've lit the phone tree and expect the orders soon.

I have a call into someone who is in the east ST. Louis area, 'cause he told me they'd received their warning orders last weekend.

Pretty well tells us what they expect to happen, doesn't it? And what the Grand Jury is gonna has decided....

Stay frosty.

ETA: For once on the civil front, I agree with Murphy.

Truth.

So, due to vacations, I've been working in areas that I generally don't, covering those folks who are on vacation.

Now, I work with a lot of middle aged women, and they tend to ....chat....A lot.  No group of 1+ women can work in silence, it seems. They discuss weather, finances, clothing, styles, other women, other women, other women, people in general, other women, relationships, etc.

So, while I am not much of the kind of person who likes to listen to other people's conversations, sometimes circumstances force that to happen. They never stopped talking and simply forgot that I was there.

Last week, I heard more than I ever cared to about several ladies. And I found out that one of them is ...unhappy...with the attention that her husband is paying her.

I found out that she has gone out of her way to make herself attractive to him, buying lots and lots of lingerie, and having her hair done  and nails and all sorts of other woman style tricks to make him notice her and want her. (Sadly, she doesn't bother to realize that few of these will make her more attractive in HIS eyes, but only make her feel good about herself).

The other ladies were sympathetic and supportive. It is, of course, the fault of the man here.

No one pointed out that she has, in the past 5 years, gone from a shapely (if large) physique (rubenesque might be appropriate here), to a shape that more closely resembles a barrel with legs. She was never a slim woman as long as I have known her, but she at least had a shape. Hips, if large, and a waist. ....Now as I said,  she no longer looks like that....she resembles a barrel with arms and legs. Has a huge jelly roll, and is, frankly, fat. I never cared much one way or the other as she is a co-worker, not anyone I could or would be interested in, but I felt sad that no one, not one of her female friends, would point out to her that she was, frankly, fat...if not the edge of obese.  That to most men she wasn't attractive. None of her co-workers suggested that she lose say...,..30 or 50 lbs. (I certainly wasn't going to, that is for sure!)

Now I understand that in a perfect world this wouldn't matter, but to most men, it does. Physical attractiveness is linked to health and fertility,  and that is just the way it is..... Ladies: Here is a hint....if you have no waist (or if your waist is thicker and bigger around than your hipbones), and if your belly sticks out farther than yer boobs, then you might want to think about a diet and/or exercise.

But the ladies all commiserated with her on how it was a shame that "He" wouldn't look at her anymore.  How it was a shame that men just don't look at women as they age. And all that other folderol that fails to admit the truth: For most men, fat (really fat) isn't attractive. 

So few left.....

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Just a thought:

In a just world, Rose Eveleth would be fired from her job and shunned by all for her whiny, bitchy tirade against Dr. Matt Taylor.

She shows why some people believe that women should be cloistered by their fathers until they are sent to an all women's school until they meet their (arranged) husband. You women are all obviously too weak and sensitive to be able to deal with the real world...and are too easily disturbed by things to be allowed to run free in the modern world.

What, really has she ever done that is productive, constructive or worthwhile? 

Sunday thought:

“What can be said for a man who would allow his home to be invaded by strangers who demanded they be fed, clothed, housed and granted the rights of the first-born? What can be said for a ruling elite that permits this to be done to the nation, and who celebrate it as a milestone of moral progress?” — Patrick Buchanan (State of Emergency, 2006)

So can I hold services in mosques?

'Cause the Muslims get to hold services in a CHRISTIAN cathedral. Seems some chick objected and got tossed out.

I actually believe in religious tolerance. I really don't care how you worship, or whom you worship. Couldn't care less., Your business, not mine. Until you make it my business.  But there is a point where the Muslims are starting to piss even me off. They (or at least a subset of them) seem to feel that they have to defile every single other religious place with theirs. Now, "Defile"  may be too strong of a word, but really. I haven't ever seen any Christian or Jewish services held in a Mosque. And rightly so. It'd piss the Muslims off. But they seems to feel that doing similar things to Christian houses of worship is ok.

At some point, in order to keep the peace in this country, we are going to have to say, and enforce, "No" to these muslims.

Or there is gonna be a war.

And we are gonna end up like Sweden and England (look it up yourself) and Germany (ditto).

Saturday, November 15, 2014

And yet they want everyone else to

"Accommodate Women"

I mean, we've gotta give 'em up to two years to decide whether they want to come back from giving birth, (and have to hold her job for her so that IF she returns, she gets it back). We gotta give her special treatment and cannot charge more for insurance, even though her use of medical facitlites will be 37% higher than a mans (on average).

If we object, then we are part of the "War on Women"

But the DNC can't accommodate a pregnant member of their own party....

Sad, this continuing war on women by the DNC......Especially the women of the DNC.


Friday, November 14, 2014

It's not always a natural disaster

That you can prep for:

Sometimes it is your fellow citizens that might make life difficult for a few days...

Ferinstance, say you live near Ferguson, MO... Like the nearby town of Berkeley.....




I guess that the authorities expect the some black folks in the area to riot if the decision of the Grand Jury goes the way it looks like it will.

If I were living in, or nearby to, a largely urban area, I think I might take heed. The cops I know expect sympathy riots to happen in larger urban areas. While they don't think that too much will happen, there may be some who march (which is harmless), and others who use this as an excuse to loot riot (which is not harmless).

If you travel through, or work in such an area, I'd pay close attention, and leave work early if possible when things break. If you have a business in such an area, I'd think about having plans to secure it quickly, and either have stocked supplies so I could stay and protect, or a plan and several routes to leave soon after securing my building. Each

Have a plan to retrieve yer kids if they have to travel through an area to get home from school too.

Preparation is the key here. If and when, you'll be glad you had a plan.

Pic found HERE

Big bad SWAT

Because SWAT, that's why. 


Not sure of all the details here, but the VIDEO (bottom of article if you haven't seen it already) is pretty dramatic. (Warning: might be disturbing to some)

I mean, really, a 5 lb dog?  A danger? Or just because?

Now most of this could have been avoided by the dogs owner not being stupid, I will admit...But still.

And I want to know where I can buy one of those "Armor Piercing Crossbows"?

Methinks the dog was irritating the SWAT boys as they stacked up for the door rush....and since they had their guns handy,,,,,


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Will our congress let him get away from it?????

So rumor has it that Barry is gonna just write an executive order that legalizes a whole bunch of illegal aliens immigrants. 

Now this, in my opinion, is illegal. HE DOESN'T GET TO WRITE LAWS. Laws are made, and voted on, our two Houses of Congress. He gets a veto on the laws presented to him, period.

At least that is what the Constitution says.

Barry ain't a king, and our Congressmen and women and our Representatives need to remind him of that. They've let him get away with acting like one, but this has to stop. There needs to be a message sent, and, if need be, a court challenge to his executive orders should he choose to attempt to legalize a bunch of lawbreakers criminals border crossing illegal aliens who have broken our laws and care little for the country. Our representatives need to stop him this time.

If Barry can break the law and is not bound by  laws, and if he is not bound by the Constitution, the why should the rest of us be? Why should I acknowledge the legitimacy of his authority under the same document he flaunts? 

And that is a good point

Tam has a really good point to ponder.

Why should I follow the law, when there appear to be no consequences for those who don't?

When being an upright, honorable, model citizen means I get jacked for piddly little shit, when Mr. Violent Sumdood gets away with blatant misdeeds because the po-po just can't be bothered.......

Why should I follow the law?


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Troubleshooting II

Fixed. Was something to do with the log tongs image.

Once I deleted that, things seem to work like they should.

Troubleshooting

For some reason, the below two posts are not clickable, nor are the comments

are other blogger blogs having this issue?

Enquiring minds and all that....

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

speed

What is YOUR reaction time?

Find out here
(since blogger seems to be having issues, go to  http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime  )

I averaged a bit under 240 ms....high of 304, low of 146.

Try it.

Yaaay

So SiteMeter FINALLY fixed whatever issue I (or they) had with my ability to sign in and view my hits and statistics.

Only took 2 1/2 weeks and 3 emails.


Not so sure I wanna pay for their service....

No explanation or notice, it just started working again.

Veterans Day

Thanks very much to all of you.


Monday, November 10, 2014

wreck

Today, 39 years ago, the Edmund Fitzgerald was lost. Broken in two, she lays in 530 feet of water near the Canada US boundary near Whitefish bay in Lake Superior.

29 men died that day, Nov 10 1975.

Gordon Lightfoot made a large sum of money with his ballad, not much of which was facts. But were it not for his ballad, there'd be little remembrance of that loss.

29 men died, and that is the sad part.Their families remember though.

Might explain Liberalism:

Scientists find virus that hinders Cognitive functions...

Fanning the flames

Seems that *Someone* wants to stir people up.

Perhaps make another day of rage.

'Cause we all know that, without any facts at all, we can judge the actions of others based solely on race, right?

Now, I don't know what happened that day in Ferguson, Mo...neither do you, nor do any of the folks who want Officer Wilson lynched (and yes, they want a lynching). Reports are that there are (more that) several witnesses who dispute the stories being bandied about by the race baiters and the rabble rousers. And all of THOSE witnesses are black.

I haven't heard their testimony, so I really don't know, but reports are that they more or less corroborate the testimony of Officer Wilson.

I refuse to make any judgement. I do know that young Mr. Brown appears to not have been a very nice person, that evidence disputes the "Gentle Giant" meme, and that Officer Wilson appeared to be a good officer.

But again: I. Don't. Know. And I am not willing to judge either one based on facts not in evidence. I *DO know that there is a disparate news coverage based on race. I *DO* believe that this is being pushed to start (or inflame) a race war.

I *DO* know that most people (of any color/race/ethnicity) couldn't protest if they wanted to....because they are working for a living. Only the unemployed, the welfare takers, and those who don't have to work for a living have the time to protest, and have noting to lose if they are arrested, so they are gonna be there. Decent, hardworking people likely won't be.


So:

In order to save time (like 2 hours disassembling some machinery, the the same reassembling) I used an old fashioned method of fixing something....Which included turning a piece of tooling with a 24" pipe wrench about 2 foot over my head. (with the help of a piece of pipe for additional leverage)

The result? I did indeed save 3+ hours.  I impressed myself and my helper with the amount of force I could exert..

And I appear to have damaged the deltoid and top of the bicep in my right arm.

That was 2 weeks ago. 

Now when I was 18, and had an injury like that? It'd heal in a day or three, 5 tops. Not too sore after a day or two.

Not so much today......now that I am on the downhill side of the half century mark. It has been getting more and more painful. Not healing at all.
Tiger Balm and massage, and if I'm lucky, I'll be able to hold a 1911 up at shoulder level for 60 seconds in a day or two.... 'Cause right now, I have to shoot as soon as the sights are on target, 'cause I can't hold the gun up long.

Aging sucks.

Happy Birthday Marines

fighting for the country since 1775.....

I got wood...serious wood








I used a different set of log tongs (still gonna make a set as soon as I find some half inch plate) to pick up the rounds in my front yard and stack 'em in the back yard. It's nice having the tractor to pick 'em up.

Yeah, those rounds stacked are 70+inches tall.

Plus these:






Makes for a lot of wood. It'll make a LOT of firewood come next year.

I used a set of these:






Which are nice tongs, for what they are, but they really don't grip the logs the way the tongs that I lost . They just sorta hook the wood. Yeah, they are meant for skidding, not lifting, but they really won't replace what I had, either.

I'm still gonna make a new set. I gotta find some 1/2" drops that are like 18"X 6"

Sunday, November 9, 2014

So the cops

are telling me they are hoping the Ferguson/Brown/Wilson Grand Jury decision (which by all accounts if is anything resembling fair, will exonerate Officer Wilson) happens later in the week, as then the weather will be cold and somewhat windy, and the protests in major urban areas will be less motivated to stay out and make trouble....In other words, they'll fizzle out fairly quickly, if they happen at all. 

Seems that they all believe that these folks will only protest when it is convenient, and they'll protest only because they don't have anything better to do. and won't when they might get uncomfortable doing it.

I hope they are right about this.

Fuck 'em

Who says they have any authority, anyway?

What right does the "Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission" have telling any business that they can't refuse to provide goods or services to anyone?

A privately owned business should be able to choose who, when, where and how they do business. If they don't want to do business with someone, then that is their choice. Not up to the government, be it state, local or federal. If they want to discriminate based on religion, or race, or gender or whatever, that is between them and their customers....Not any government entity...Iif the Human Rights Commission is actually a government entity)

I would have issues were this a publicly funded entity such as a school or a government office, but it isn't. It is a private business.

I'd contribute to a legal defense fund, if he goes to court and needs help.




Just say "No"

To Loretta Lynch.

She is as racist as Eric Holder, if not worse.

I expected as much from Barry, but still. Let us hope all those white folks in the Senate say "No" as well.

HT

Friday, November 7, 2014

Rumor has it

That things are gonna get all...exciting...in Ferguson and surrounding areas very soon.

Were I a business owner, I'd have tried to find a way to secure my business better.

Or I'da closed it down already, or sold it.  

The local Sheriff has told me they expect sympathy riots in the South Side of Chicago and Gary.

Oughta be interesting.

If yer in, or work in, or must pass through a "minority area" then I'd stay frosty.

At least he's honest.....
















 I'm not sure where I found this, or I'd give credit....

They should make his casket

Out of CorningWare too....

Inventor of CorningWare dies.

Lots and lots of stuff became possible because of his accidental discovery of PyroCeram, (glass ceramics).

And lots of people ate meals that could only have been made in CorningWare dishes. Especially the square ones with the ears....

Nope, I'm not talking about Pyrex...that is an entirely different subject .


Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Bundy Ranch news

Seems that the BLM is going about things in a different direction....an end run around.

HERE


"Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people. This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise)."

Read the whole thing. Yeah, the Bundy's are biased, but still....

If they do this, will "Dirty Harry" still get his solar plant?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Oh, and one more thing:








This election, and your win in many places, was NOT a mandate for your policies, but rather the citizenry making the best  least bad choice from a pool of bad ones. You didn't win so much as they lost.

No one wants "DNC lite" here, we want conservative leaders. Please Please please don't think that you have to appease your opponents, nor their followers. You won because you weren't them, so don't be like them after the election.

Stand for something...don't disappoint your constituents.


OK, GOP:

You've got control of the Senate. And the House.

Great.

NOW DO SOMETHING WITH IT!.

Fix things. I expect to see some legislation coming very soon to fix the last few years. Like repeal of Obamacare, so people can be able to work full time again. Like getting the economy back to working. Like reduction of spending, getting the deficit under control.
Make Barry veto stuff. Make him stand for his failures.

Change the attitude of the government towards the citizens.

Time to be conservatives, and STAND FOR SOMETHING. Don't pander to the other side. They couldn't get enough votes. You did. 

Try, very hard, not to fuck up as badly.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

AMEN!






Via Peter

















By all the polls

The Republican backed candidates are gonna win big.

Maybe.

Can they overcome the "Margin of Fraud"? The DNC folks have ramped things up in that arena lately.

My polling place uses paper ballots. They are read by an electronic reader, true, but they can always be rechecked bu a human if need be. There is still a ballot that can be viewed, unlike the touch screen setups with "calibration errors" that leave no permanent record of the vote.

We shall see.

The Republicans will take their win as a mandate, not realizing that people just want anyone else but what they have now. If I felt it would send a message, I'd either not vote or vote for third party...But OG has convinced me to vote (at least this time) for the lesser of the two weasels.

Monday, November 3, 2014

If more people knew this

Or if the MSM would do the job they claim to;

Then the borders would be closed very shortly thereafter.

The CDC admits that disease was imported along with the illegal immigrant kids this summer..... Measles, enterovirus, flu etc. Which was orchestrated by the Democrats and the Obama administration cronies. Kids have DIED because they were exposed to diseases brought by these children from other countries.

IF the American people understood, they'd lynch the Obama folks. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Well, shit.

So today (Saturday) I went with some friends to get a few tons of firewood. Storm damaged oak, to be exact. Really big oak. The tree was circa 120 years old, the rounds coming in a just under 48" on average. This was the first real work I had done since I tried to remove my left index finger with a table saw a few weeks ago..(look for an upcoming post about that soon).

Took the tractor on the trailer to my brother's house, and began loading tree parts. 10K pounds or so on my trailer, about 8k on the other one, and about 6 on the smaller one. Took that to my house and unloaded...the rounds roll right off if you place then right when loading.

Second run, we put another 10K pounds or so on my trailer, about 10k on the other one, and about 8k on the smaller one. (which was about 1500 lbs too much). Left the tractor there so bro could do some work with a plan for retrieval later in the week.

Dropped one trailer load at my neighbor's house, and went about 20 miles to drop the others. (stopped and moved the smaller trailer's load a bit, moving about 1k to my trailer and moving the other 500 or so lbs to the front of the trailer to make it balance better.

Now, the last stuff we loaded wasn't rounds, but broken pieces that we didn't need the log tongs for...At that point, things become murky. My brother took the tongs off of the hook on the loader bucket...that much is sure. No one really knows what happened after that. All we know is that several hours later bro calls and says "Where are the log tongs?" He thinks he left 'em on the trailer, and I had assumed that when he took them off of the tractor bucket he put them somewhere safe. I did hear a "klank" as if I had lost or run over something when driving to the unload point but I looked in the mirror and didn't see anything so I kept going...I mean, I didn't expect there to be anything but logs and ratchet straps on the trailer, and I could see both the straps in the mirror,........., so I dunno...,and when I went back to that stretch of road, there wasn't anything to be found...I walked close to 4 miles of that road to try and find them. I DROVE the entire route, but again, no joy. If they fell off the trailer, someone else has a really good set of log tongs now...I had assumed that the tongs were with the tractor, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Now I wouldn't mind this much, as a few tens of dollars will buy a set of mediocre log tongs. But I MADE these and have had them for over 18 years. I cut and bent them and hard faced the points. I welded the rings to the chains that lifted and pulled the tongs closed. I welded the swivel at the juncture of the chains so that things could turn to make it easier to use 'em. They have been bent, twisted and mangled, but each time I'd toss 'em into the fire and heat 'em and beat 'em straight again. Then I'd heat em again and temper them so they wouldn't twist as much These were durable tongs...I built 'em to hold 3000 pounds, and they and picked up all of that and more. I know they have lifted 5000 pounds several times. I modified them enough to do the job the way I wanted them to. But most important, these were MINE. One of a kind. I dunno if I can recreate them.

Now they are gone. Bummer. I hope whoever found 'em on the road uses them and takes care of 'em.

I has a sad.

I'm trying to remember what the dimensions are so I can recreate the tongs. I can only sorta remember the dimensions that I built 'em to...18 years ago....And the new dimensions I bent them to after the first design sorta needed massaging. And, of course, not even a picture to scale them from. I no longer have access to a forge, either. Not sure I can bend things enough with a torch.


Now I gotta re-invent the wheel. After I find someone with a really decent plasma cutter that can cut 3/4  plate...

Next time I will check myself to see that my equipment is properly put away, rather than trusting people....

Saturday, November 1, 2014

No need for a quarantine

A quarantine has no basis in science....

And now Kaci Hickox's roommate (when she was working in  Sierra Lone) has Ebola.

But there is no need to quarantine Ms Hickox....There is NO CHANCE she has Ebola....

Right...

Of course, entry restrictions  would prevent any chance of ever having an issue...


Even Canada has gone Anti Science and restricted Visas....but those Canadians are all racist anyway.