Saturday, December 31, 2016

Every time I travel by air

There is a different set of rules at the TSA "checkpoint" in every airport.

Inconsistent.

For many years, the rules were that you HAD TO pull your laptop out of the bag because "we can't see through it otherwise". ..Which, while I found to be doubtful, (scanning technology being what it is and all) was, at least, consistent.

Friday, I travelled through Midway, and they yelled at all of us that were taking our laptops out of our bags to put in a separate bin.

"No need" they said. "Stop wasting time"....And they were RUDE about it. Plus, "shoes stay on". Even boots.

Same scanner, same personnel, just a different rule for a different day. So were they being safer at MDW before, or just lazy last Friday? And no "Perv-O-Scanner" either..... Just the magnetometer.

Now Dallas Love today?? Yerah, they had it cranked up to 11. But the dude that was telling folks what to do had such a strong "Island" accent that no one could understand what he was saying. Which led to a LOT of frustrations. There, I had to take my Laptop out and Place It In a Separate Bin..."Because we can't see through it in your bag". At least at DAL, they were pleasant. And, for TSA, efficient.

Of course, on Friday, the TSA at MDW decided to confiscate MC's Tactical Pen, because, even though it is okayed under TSA rules, it was shiny or something. They've let her fly with it 8 times that I know of previously, but on Friday, it was verboten. She even pointed out that it was ok under TSA rules, but was informed that the folks in the field can override rules. I thought she was gonna get arrested, (actually, I thought she was gonna wipe the smirk of of the TSA supervisor's face) and I pulled her away.

If Trump pulls funding for the TSA, I will support him 100%. Hell, I'd support raising the requirements to speaking good english and having to be able to read and write and speak on an 8th grade level. Did you know that having a High School diploma or GED is NOT a requirement for TSA personnel?




Friday, December 30, 2016

This'll make yer palms sweat

I couldn't do this.

Not for a minute.

I'd clench so tightly that I'd never poop again:

And partiers everywhere

Should bow their heads and have a moment of silence:

The inventor of the red solo cup, Robert Leo Hulseman, has died at the age of 84

Without his invention, hundreds of thousands of women may not have gotten pregnant. and men of all ages would have been much more lonely.

RIP Mr Hulseman.




Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Yeah, and my "sister" would

"Whisper in your ear" the next possible opportunity.

Cops can shoot dogs during execution of a warrant, Sixth Circuit Federal Court says.

If they are my dogs, and you shoot 'em, then your life is in danger.

And the Judge goes on the list too, if and when.

I can do it from up close, or from a fair distance away.  And no, I'm not bragging.

My pets are like family.

Cops can kill'em, but not without consequences.

HT: Freeholder

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The war in EastAsia:

They almost had the American Public under their control..until the INternet in the 1980's and the gigantic growth of the World Wide Web in the early 90's.

At that point, the News Media no longer controlled the news....Information got past them. They, in fact, became irrelevant a few years ago.

But now, Barry has just signed the 2017 NDAA....

Which includes a "Ministry of Truth"....funding for a Propaganda arm of the US Government "Center for Information Analysis and Response"....

Remember:

Princess Leia

Has passed on to wherever old actresses go when they die.

Of course, I still think this was the best part she ever played:




From all accounts she "drove it like she stole it" for a large part of her life.

I hope she finds peace wherever she is.

Not that they will actually LEARN

to shoot them well, but still:

  “Progressives” buying guns for purposes other than “sport shooting,” and doing so for the express purpose of defending against what they see as a potentially tyrannical government and the chance of civil unrest. Likewise, minorities are also buying guns, and for the same reason.

Millenials....they likely think they can learn to shoot well by watching a video or two on YouTube.....and that they can just pick 'em up and shoot well and accurately..Just like in the mooviees. 

HT: WarOnGuns

What caliber....

For Drone?

North Dakota Police weaponize drones.

I have heard that Number 4 shot out of a 12 guage works well below 100 Feet.

But higher? Anybody got any experience?

Post in comments if you do....

Monday, December 26, 2016

And the shoe tastes different when it is on the other hand.....

Seems that now that they won't be the ones calling the shots, the leftists are learning that they are subject to the rules they imposed on everyone else.

All those folks who had to serve those whom they disliked, or disagreed with (think religious people who own bakeries) are smiling now.

And those who felt it was alright to tell the rest of us how we had to live and whom we had to associate with and do business with and such?

Yeah, They are learning a terrible lesson. .

Sadly, for them, too late. We'd been telling them about this for years....To deaf ears.

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.


Twas an excellent Christmas

And I ate too much.

Today is just another day.

Mondays. Bleh

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas

Or Happy Hanukah

Or Solstice

Or whatever your midwinter holiday is in your family and culture.

Enjoy the season and the day with friends or family.

Raise a glass to those standing watch in lands far away......away from their family and friends. And those standing guard here at home...Cops, Firemen and EMT's who aren't with their families today to protect you and yours.

And, above all, remember the Reason for the Season.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Helping it go viral:

Read this....Especially if you are a democrat.

And there is a lesson here is you are a republican too.

In fact, if you are an east or wet coast politician, then you should pay attention. Understand why both sets of folks in "Flyover Country" don't like your candidates.

Geh

I gotta go buy a 9/16 impact socket.

On the day before Christmas.

I'd sooner gouge my nads off with a spoon.

I hate crowds of people. Pushing, shoving rude Christmas shoppers are an order of magnitude worse.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Having fun at the auto parts store....

So the fiberglass rope gasket on my woodstove came free last night from where I had glued it to the door. This is a really really Bad Thing, as without the gasket there is no way to control the air going to the fire....with the predictable results.

Yes, the house gets too hot and the stove glows like a crucible fresh out of kiln.

So I go to the auto parts store today for a tube of hi-temp silicone as a temporary fix. (the real fix entails peeling the rest of the gasket off, possibly damaging it and then chiseling.grinding the remaining cement off and then redoing the gasket and waiting 3 days for the cement to dry.) and ask 'em where the hi temp Permatex is?

"We got 3 kinds of hi temp silicone, what do you need it for?" dude says, trying to be helpful.

(I need the copper Permatex, as that is good for like 700F)

"Got a high speed muffler bearing that's leaking." I reply. The girl behind the counter is looking at me with wide eyes...

"Leaking from the front or the back?" he deadpanned

She looks suspicious, but as he replied so quickly, she's not sure if this is bullshit or not.....

"Leaking from both ends, but more the front than the back" I answer...

She blinks hard and looks at him, eyes wider yet.

"Use the black Permatex" he says.

Then I smiled and asked for the Copper stuff.

I explained that I was fixing a seal on a woodstove and I needed the highest temp possible.

Young lady looks much more relaxed as she realizes that the back and forth was the bullshit that she thought it was, but wasn't sure until now....



You bet....If only he can make it happen

Via Wirecutter:

America owes President Barack Obama an enormous debt of gratitude for showing how truly dangerous the federal government can be when our Constitution’s checks and balances start failing. With the active collusion of congressional Democrats, President Obama’s presidency has been one long series of body blows to the separation of powers that has protected our democracy since the founding. The results have been stark. Never has a president trampled so much on the prerogatives of Congress. Obama’s executive orders, suspending parts of our immigration laws and even his own prized Obamacare, have been sheer usurpations, going far beyond even the breathtaking delegations of legislative authority granted by the brief Democratic supermajority in Congress in 2009–10.


Read the rest a the link



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Made before Political Correctness:

Maybe now that we have an Alpha Male in the big seat again.....








If you made this movie today, there'd be about 200 groups of people that would scream because they were "offended".


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Where's my Global Warming

You fat bastard?

I mean, c'mon, alGore, it is supposed to be -12 F tonight. Normal low is like, 24F.....Plus 24 F, that is.

Luckily I am burning wood in a non-catalytic woodstove and the indoor temp is +73F.

I just hope the outdoor cat, Harold, is OK. He won't come into the garage to be safe. But he's like that. He'll likely show up tomorrow afternoon looking for food.

Friday, December 16, 2016

We have always been at war with EastAsia:

So Facebook is gonna crack down on "Fake News"
 (No, this isn't "Fake News" Seriously. )

Using, among others, Snopes and ABC News  and AP as sources to verify and/or vet the suspect stories.

'Cause we know the Media always get things right...


Right?






How come this never happens to me????

(and notice that the overreaction was....extreme)....3 cop cars? "Hustle the child from the room"? .

Now go "Hug your puppy".

An Oceanside couple expecting a United Parcel Service delivery of a toy plane instead got a surprise — a package containing an assault rifle.



Joel Berman said he opened the keyboard-sized case Wednesday night in front of his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, wondering how it could be the Kohl’s toy, meant for the son of a friend.


An Oceanside couple expecting a United Parcel Service delivery of a toy plane instead got a surprise — a package containing an assault rifle.

Joel Berman said he opened the keyboard-sized case Wednesday night in front of his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, wondering how it could be the Kohl’s toy, meant for the son of a friend.

“Her mouth popped open,” said Berman, 66. “It definitely was not a toy gun. . . . We had to explain to her Santa delivered the wrong thing.”
Cradled in foam was a semi-automatic rifle with a sophisticated scope, a stand, an ammo clip and a copy of an Arizona man’s driver’s license and his concealed-weapons permit, Berman said.

The UPS label, which had Kohl’s in Ohio as the sender, had been pasted over another UPS label from the Arizona resident to a gunsmith in upstate Woodbourne.

“I have a receipt from the UPS driver showing . . . 3.4 pounds as the weight of the package, but it was 51 pounds,” Joel Berman, a trade-magazine publisher, said. “It’s funny, but at the same time, it’s sad.

“This could have been delivered to a home that had either someone with ill intentions who would have loved to have something like this. Or it could have been delivered to a home with kids.”

They shuffled their granddaughter to another room and she immediately hugged her new puppy, Berman said.

The couple called 911 — the operator told him “Oh my God” — and three patrol cars arrived within minutes.

Nassau police said they will get the rifle to the upstate gunsmith.


Read the rest at the link.

Note: I don't think this was what people think of when we say an "Assault Rifle"....  more likely a "Sniper Rifle".....looks like a Barrett to me.

I'd a just kept my mouth shut and waited to see if anyone asked.....

As it should be:

So you are sleeping in your home.

Men break down your door.

Then a Flash-Bang goes off. You assume the worst...that someone is breaking in to try to kill you...(valid, actually, read the article)

You shoot the first three that you see (before you run dry) because you think you are being attacked at night.

Turns out they were police officers on a no knock warrant. But you don't know that at the time.

When you find out it was police, you surrender and cooperate.

They still charge you with attempted murder.

And a jury chooses to decline to find you guilty years later.

Inept "SWAT" boys are what caused this....and good shooting by Mr Rosas.

If I ever meet him I'll buy him a beer.

I hope I can do half as well in the same circumstances.






And in yet another twist.....

Because, of course, it Just Can't Be that half of America rejected Hillary.....



Here is something to make you think:

“Anonymous allegations that Russian government hackers interfered with the US elections are “evidence-free,” several retired intelligence professionals argued in an open letter. Any hack would have been noticed by the NSA, which has stayed silent, they say. Last Friday, the New York Times and the Washington Post cited anonymous sources claiming the CIA believed Russia was behind hackers who exposed emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta, with the intent of aiding the campaign of Donald Trump. Several Democratic senators have called for a special investigation into the allegations, while Trump dismissed it as a “conspiracy theory.”

“Reading our short memo could save the Senate from endemic partisanship, expense and unnecessary delay,” wrote the former CIA and NSA spies, part of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), adding that “harder evidence of a technical nature points to an inside leak, not hacking– by Russians or anyone else.”

So people who know don't think

And yet. despite the complaints about "Fake News" (which has been perpetrated by the left ever since the GWB memo(Remember "fake but accurate?)) the meme persists that the "russians" hacked the election....and the left BELIEVES it.

The media is pushing the "Hack the election" meme by filling the airwaves with stories about hacking areas like the military and such (even going back to 2008!) for stories to demonstrate how the "Russians" have been going through our mail (and manipulating public opinion) with impunity...
And they have been influencing our public opinion for nearly as long as I have been alive....certainly since the Vietnam era.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

I hope they hang the little fucker

Dylan Roof found guilty on all charges.

They oughta hang him with a bad rope tied poorly so his neck doesn't break and he kicks and struggles for a while.


(Added for Patrick):  IN PUBLIC.



Just FYI

The Constitution (what remains of it, anyway) is 225 years old today.

This may be the most important document anywhere in the world, actually.

It has enabled greater growth and prosperity across the world than nay other set of rules (one could argue Magna Carta, but don't MMKAY?) as well as making the US the best, most prosperous country on this mudball.


Life ProTip:




If every relationship or interaction with friends or people ends the same way every time, then the issue likely isn't the rest of them, but rather you or your behavior.


Innit interesting?

Isn't it interesting how the DNC and their sycophants are realizing how much of a mistake all of their twisting of our ways of government........rules in the House and Senate changed to make it easier to pass "difficult" legislation, removal of oversight committees, etc. Of course, they have to face the fact that those rule changes and removal of committees and such that made it easier for the Democrats to twist the rule or just plain railroad everyone else to get what they wanted.....


Now, of course, that there is a Republican soon to be in the big seat....and not only a Republican, but Donald Trump at that....

Plus of course, a majority of folks with an R after their name in both the House and the Senate...

They are finding out something that a LOT of liberals never seem to learn until late in life, if at all:


Rules are there (generally), for a reason....they have been put in to place to protect someone, or to prevent something from happening....they aren't arbitrary (usually) and they have a reason that they exist .......


And those rules that prevent you from running roughshod over the other guy?  The ones that you changed so you could do whatever you wanted? Yeah, now they won't keep him from sticking it in your ass this time.

Fools.

Wow

The media is really stretching the language to make sure to say "Trump", "Putin" and "Hacked" and "Confirmed" in every statement.

It is only later, in the body of the story that they admit that so one knows, exactly who did it, or who ordered it, or what, exactly, the result was.

Kinda like an inflammatory headline, only with words. And they get to repeat it in the intro before the commercial, then after the commercial, and then again as they begin the story.

And the underinformed voters and misfits will eat it up.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Reuse your Heat and Humidity.

Get one of these....Highly reccomended:



They work with both gas and electric, and are safe, assuming your gas dryer is in good repair and adjustment.

Hey, you have already paid for the water, reuse it in the air in your home..... instead of (or in addition to) a humidifier or a pot of boiling water....

And you might as well get the heat that you have paid for to dry your clothes to keep you warm in these cold nights


Monday, December 12, 2016

Even Faker news

So the CIA now says the Washington Post LIED about the supposed CIA claim that Russian hackers somehow got Trump elected,,,


Curiouser and curiouser.

Good question:

A person who is smarter than me pointed out a good question:

Why would the Russian hackers leave footprints that pointed to them? If they are as good as the intelligence services claim they are, one can be sure that they could have hidden their tracks well enough that there would be no proof that they were, in fact, the hackers. 

I call bullshit on the whole 'The russians did it" story. It fits the meme  (and need to blame someone else) of the DNC and other sore losers. Further, it doesn't fit the reality that not only did Trump win against predictions, but the fact that Republican candidates won against predictions in many state and local contests as well. I cannot believe that the Russians were involved in all those unexpected wins across the country as well.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

'twas pointed out to me today

That the folks that claim it is impossible to find and deport over 15 million illegal aliens are sure that they can find over 300 million firearms in the hands of lawful owners.

Fools.

They just figured it out?

Seems that the liberal side is "concerned" and "alarmed" that the Russians tried to influence our election..

No shit.

The Russians have been trying to do so since before I was born. They had great success in the 70's, Using the press and the Vietnam war to influence US policy and destroy politicians. They influenced the world that I grew up in using that self same press to change public opinion.

The left greatly benefitted from THAT influence....and no one said anything.

Now, because uncomfortable truths about their candidate (and Party) came out, they are upset because it "may" have been the Russians (I want to see the proof though)?


Saturday, December 10, 2016

Liberals:



Their hypocrisy is....overwhelming.


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Plus: Brian Williams slams "Fake News". As long as he isn't the one making it......

Izzit me?

Or do any of the rest of you notice that the folks that lean to the left seem to have absolutely zero knowledge of the Constitution, and no understanding as to why said Constitution is written with the words that it was.

This, of course,  in addition to the fact that they can't seem to lose with any semblance of grace of class...


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Right stuff

RIP John Glenn.

You were a hero to many boys in my generation. Me included.

A real bad ass.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Remember:

Remember those who died 75 years ago.


Remember also those arrogant admirals (and other leaders) who failed to listen to intelligence and failed in their one task....to protect the US. The ships were, effectively sitting ducks, the base at Pearl Harbor was, at best, a target. 

The failure was not the soldiers and sailors, but the leaders under whom they served. 

There are those who believe that the entire war in general, and the attack on Pearl Harbor in specific, were part of a greater conspiracy.  I think the attack was just plain incompetence.

Monday, December 5, 2016

One wonders

How much did the DNC pay Jill Stein to whore herself out regarding the election recounts?

And what leverage did they have on the judge that just ordered a HAND RECOUNT of the votes in Wisconsin?

(Seems to me that whoever wants the recount should pay for the expenses incurred in the recount, not the taxpayers)

And what, exactly, is the end game here?

Hillary isn't gonna win any more electoral votes.  Trump is still gonna be president. Jill Stein isn't ever gonna be anything more than a footnote in the history books.

The only folks this stunt impresses are the ones that will ALWAYS vote for the DNC candidate.....


I must be getting old....

These 14 hour road trips are starting to get to me.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Yeah...No.

So....will the Rockefeller Children stop their Carbon Intensive lifestyle?

Live in a 1 room apartment? Walk to work? Stop jetting about the country?

Will they push their friends to do the same? ??
Stop living in well lighted homes with lots of space that requires heating and cooling? Stop driving (or being driven) around in large cars, taking unnecessary trips to and from? Stop going on weekends to their other homes (which are heated and lighted even when they aren't in residence)?

Are they gonna preach to their friends to stop jetting to exotic locations for vacations?

Nope, they instead go after the company that makes it all possible....That provides the fuel to make their lifestyle happen....

Rockefeller descendants speak out against company to which they owe their prosperity.

(One wonders....did those clothes they were wearing in that interview come from locally sourced fibers? ...didn't look like it.....And how did they get from home to the interview??? Did they walk?)

I'll stat thinking Global Warming might be an issue when the folks who say it is start ACTING like it is...

One might think there was a book deal in the works, for all the media attention in the Right Circles....

Their vote counted

And one of theirs cancelled one of yours...

Have you ever noticed that these Hillary voters are afraid?

Afraid of.....Something?

Racism......Klansmen (even though that was Democrats).....Discrimination by race or sexuality (perceived or otherwise)....Something bad to be Done in  The Future by those terrible Trump Voters....

No one knows where they get their information, really. It spreads via rumor, and facebook, and twitter. Passed down from one uninformed person to another uninformed person....no one ever questions anything...either the source or the veracity of the rumor itself....

They, apparently, have no knowledge about how our country works...how laws are made, how limits on politicians keep 'em from becoming despots (Although the Republican House and Senate DID let barry run sorta wild there)

Nor do they have the guts or ability nor the internal strength to DO something to protect themselves from these perceived future terrible things....

Those who didn't vote for Obama quietly waited and armed and prepared ourselves for the worst....we hoped it wouldn't happen, and waited patiently for the end of those 8 years....


These SJW Ex Hillary voters are gathering in groups to perpetrate the lies being spread about TheDonald and his racist homophobic gun toting, bible thumping deporting monsters supporters that will ship every islamic homosexual Democrat voting vegetarian off to a camp in eastern Slobovia or something.....

No one is willing to DO anything about it, besides sit together and tremble in fear while comforting each other.

And that, my friends, is why I have hope for the future of this country....

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Something to think about:

Go HERE to see it.

Ask yourself why?


B Spends a day at the beach...

I kinda brought it on myself, I guess:


See, I had Tuesday available, it was gonna be fairly warm for the end of November. The capstan I had seen on the beach was....irritating me.

 I had contacted several Lake Michigan shipwreck organizations and done some other research. Not much info was available. Folks knew of the wreck, some had seen the wooden ribs when the lake was low (It is fairly high right now and nothing is visible) but no one had any knowledge of any iron pieces on the wreck site.

So, Tuesday, I borrowed a pipe locator poker and off I go to the beach. Arriving about 10 AM, the temp is 46 or so, the wind is off the lake (making for a fairly warm breeze) at about 15 MPH.

I park the car, get the shovel, the poker and my backpack with measuring tape and camera and water and compass and such and off I go.

3/8 of a mile to the beach, 2 miles to the stream (Which was running high enough that I had to take off my boots and wade)  and then another 1/4 mile or so to the (approximate) location.

(Since there had been storms and 4-6 foot waves the days before, I had hopes that Ma Nature would have smiled upon me and uncovered the thing (it happens)....She didn't. If anything there was another 6 inches of sand over the area.)

I  marked the area that my sightings from the previous trip said I should be looking at....this gave me an area about 50 foot (E/W) by 12 foot (N/S) to work in. I marked the area edges, and then consulted the photos I had taken. Sadly, Ma Nature had only left me one landmark from the pictures...(who would have thought a 70 foot tree with full branch crown buried half it's length in the sand would have moved?)  and marked another area as well. The two overlapped in an area about 30 foot by 5 foot.

I took the poker that I had carried for 2+ miles and began poking in the sand. Right off, I hit something. "Cool!" I said to myself...."Right at the start!"

 Not so much....the sand was easily penetrated. Not so much the "shingle" underneath (which was the layer that had the iron item in it) The poker was useless.

Shit. Well, I had walked all this way, so I began using the "Mexican Backhoe" that I had brought along.....digging trenches about 5' long and about a foot apart....LOTS of sand moved. There was about 2-2.5 feet of sand to get to the "shingle" then another foot into that....Each trench backfilling its predecessor....

I was on my 5th or 6th trench and stopped to take a break when a woman walked up. Now I'm not sure where she came from, as I had been keeping an eye on the approach from the stream side (to the west) and the park on the east side is closed (For bullshit reasons) by the National Park folks.

She asked what I was doing in a very snotty voice, implying that I was doing something wrong.

(and here is where I screwed up, I think)..."Gotta have someplace to put the bodies" I answered.

She looked at me and left without a word. Walking back to the "Closed" park...

I took a drink of water and got back to work.

About 2 hours later, as I was beginning to tire and had realized that this method of search was probably futile,  I heard a shout. It was a National Park Ranger. He walked up and politely enquired as to what I was doing.  I explained that I was looking for an artifact that I had found in a previous visit.

"Not hiding bodies?" He asked. (I guess she called) Yeah, Like I am gonna drag bodies (plural) two miles from Central Beach to here to bury em....on the beach. Not in the marsh a hundred feet from the road....

"Nope... Yer welcome to check" I offered him the shovel. He was still suspicious

"There isn't any shipwreck here" he stated.

"There is, somewhere close here ...We might well be standing on it right now " I replied.

"I've been a ranger here for 12 years, and I am telling you, there isn't any shipwreck here!"

"You must not get out on the beach much, Bud, cause there is a shipwreck here. . It gets buried and unburied about every 5 years or so. It was visible about 4 years ago.....I've been coming here since I was about 12, so in the past 40 years I might have seen JUST a bit more than you"...."Look it up on the DNR site if you don't believe me....look for unknown #3...."

He decided than to be all asshole cop-like.

"I could charge you with "defacing public property."

"For digging holes on the beach? You gonna charge every kid that builds a sandcastle too? Oh, and By The Way, Jack, you don't have jurisdiction on the beach. That is State of Indiana, not Federal. You get to the top of the bluff, more or less. Not sure exactly where the line is, but I am SURE we are not on Federal jurisdiction.  Call a DNR officer if you want to charge me. Now get out of my way"

(I was angry and not being diplomatic anymore, which didn't help things)Why do some cops have the attitude that if it is outside of their experience it Must Be Wrong?

"Lemme see some ID".

"No"

"No?"

"No"

"You are required to show ID when asked by Law Enforcement ...The law says so".

"Nope. The law says I must identify myself when asked..... Not show ID".  I stated my name. 'I have complied with the law"

He hemmed and hawed and I began shoveling again. (I was tired and about to give up on my search until Ranger Boy chose to be all officious. I dug another 5 trenches before he left....I asked him for a ride back to my car, but he told me to walk out the way I came....which was cool.

By now, I had moved several tons of wet sand. I was tired. I gathered my stuff and left. Walked back to the car, picking up trash along the way... Got almost an entire Menard's bag of assorted trash.

I get to the parking lot, and Ranger Roger is there with a DNR officer.... UhOh.

The DNR guy was polite, asked me what I was looking for, etc. Kinda pushy, but polite. Implies that I have done something wrong.. We talk. I put things into the back of the car. I open the front door and start to lean in.

"Don't do that!" they both say.

"Why not?"

"You could be reaching for a weapon".
(I actually kept my mouth shut here, instead of saying "If I wanted to shoot you, Ranger Boy would be dead (and buried) on the beach, and you, DNR-boy, would be bleeding out right now...") I smiled and instead said. "Just reaching for my coffee".... Held up the thermos cup....."If you are accusing me...?" They assured me that they were just being cautious "for all our safety"...

So Ranger Boy was sure that I had done something wrong, and wanted DNR boy to charge me with "defacing the beach" since there "There is no shipwreck there".

"Actually", DNR officer says,"there is" He asked me exactly where I was looking and I gave him the best answer I could. "yep, that's about right" he told Ranger Boy.

Ranger told me he was gonna search my car. I said "No. Get a warrant....I'll wait"...and locked the door.

He then told me to leave.  I was tempted to stay just to prove a point, but didn't want to push it.

I left. He followed me back to Rt 12. I drove exactly 5 MPH under the speed limit so he wouldn't be able to give me any hassle.



I gotta learn not to smart off to people.

Or just shut the fuck up.

I may never find the object, either.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

So Trump sez.....

That burning a flag (A US Flag) "should have  consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!”

Yeah, I disagree. Strongly.

Thank God we have laws. And he can't make that happen.

The press is pointing out how this has been ruled Unconstitutional.  They are right, at least according to the Supreme Court. So Trump really only has an opinion.

If only the press had paid attention to the Constitution this past 8 years....

Update: BorePatch has another point 

Update 2: Joe has a great point as well

Update 3: So Does Ms. X

Monday, November 28, 2016

An Observation:

You can't go back....

At least not to the beach....


So a week and 3 days ago, I was on the beach just west of Michigan City, Indiana, just outside of what was, before the Federal Parks Department closed it for no good reason, Mt Baldy Park....

There I found, buried in the beach sand, at the edge of the wave line, (OK, really Midwest Chick saw it first) a large chunk of cast iron, likely a windlass or capstan.

Now, there is an old shipwreck in the area (Probably "unknown #3")... Old. like 1850's? ....before the turn of the century....over the years the ribs of the ship get covered and uncovered by sand. I have been there when the wooden ribs were visible, and this is in the same general area....And there is no documentation of any iron windlass or other large iron parts on the wreck....

I took careful sightings and measurements from fixed landmarks and from other beach detritus for closer locating...., and returned with a shovel and a camera to document it 10 days later....Of course, only after we had had large winds(and therefore waves) and a lot of rain....

No dice. The sand was at least 2 foot deeper than it was before. The three large oak trees washed up on shore that were part of my reference marks...one was moved, the other two were gone. With my sightings, I would guess that I was within 10 feet of the place....but with the sand being deeper by at least 2 feet at that area, and with my close reference marks gone or moved, I was unable to locate the item to document it.

Mother Nature teases us sometimes...revealing for a short time her treasures, then hiding them again.

I will go back, and I will find the item. But for now, it is a mystery. The beach I left is not the beach I returned to...nor will it be the beach to which I return next time.

So it is with other places in our life. Once we leave, they are gone. We can return to the same location, but the place is different. The people are new, or changed.....it isn't the same..... Familiar, yet different.....For you aren't the same person as he or she who left, and the place has moved on, evolving and becoming what it is today....different that it was yesterday. And not what it will be tomorrow.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Gotta feel sorry for the Left

Ok, not really.

But first Hillary loses to Trump. Damages their calm....


Then Fidel kicks the Bucket.

What Next for the Left?

I'ts enough to get them to retreat again to their Safe Spaces.

One more might make them stay there....

Or you could form your own.....

"We don’t need white people leading the Democratic Party right now."


So, again, we see that to a significantly loud number of black people, all that matters is race.

Color, if you will.

Not philosophy, certainly not ability, just race.

And, again, who is the racist here?

If she and her supporters believe that strongly, then they could, of course, form their own party....say the Black Lives Matter party.

Or just call it the "Darkies" for short. Or just the Black Party...Or something like that. I really don't care.

Here is the rub though.....they need WHITE PEOPLE'S money. There aren't enough black people who will give even a dollar. Not enough folks that care enough. Who likely won't vote, but certainly won't give any money to run the party nor do the ad campaigns even if they found a candidate. And nobody wants to work for free, even to achieve their goals......So they want to take over the DNC....

They need white folks money and organization to get what they want.....

But that has been the way things have worked since the Civil Rights Movement, isn't it?


Saturday, November 26, 2016

Will anyone really grieve?

Castro dead.

Fidel, that is.

Not that he has mattered for the past 10 years or so.....The media says I am supposed to care, but my Give-A-Shit meter just won't move off the peg....


Now, will the irritating bunch of "refugees" in Miami finally go home?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Another viewpoint on black Friday

I may well have to rethink my stance on staying away from the crowds of frenzied, creaming, psychotic shoppers clutching credit/debit cards in their sweaty little hands and running towards their "deals".

The one reason to shop on Black Friday....

Do you know this man?




45 years ago, he left a plane mid flight with $200K and a parachute.

No one knows if he survived.

Yes, I am talking about Dan (D.B.) Cooper

We will likely never know the whole story.

In order to stay un-incarcerated

I shall avoid all retail establishments today and for the weekend.

'Twas pointed out that I can stand the crowds in a gunshow , why not Black Friday Sales?

I think it is because of behavior....Gunshow crowds are, for the most part, well behaved, orderly, and polite. Not so with the post Thanksgiving shoppers.





Thursday, November 24, 2016

I laughed.



Via FaceBook:


"Who wants to dress up in Bear costumes and go tear apart the tents of the people camping outside Best Buy for Black Friday?"




If I had a bear costume, I might try it....



Happy Thanksgiving

I have much to be thankful for this year. Too much to list, in fact.

I sincerely  hope you do as well.

And if you are missing out of being with family, friends, or loved ones because you are on duty in some foreign land, or standing a post here in the US, or are Law Enforcement/First Responder duty, or are forced to work in some Service job...I thank you for your service.






Monday, November 21, 2016

Did they wise up?

And realize that they weren't actually helping their students?

Or did they just get tired of the derision from the rest of the world?

(or maybe the students didn't use the "self care rooms" for some reason?)

University of Michigan cancels plan to help students 'cope' with Trump using coloring books, Play-Doh and bubbles

Whomever thought this shit up needs their ass kicked....


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bill Penzey thinks you are a racist.

Y'know...the owner of Penzey's spices.....

"Since I ask you to read my emails, I feel it's only right that I read each of your replies. In sifting through those replies it was clear that, though not intended, a good number of people seemed to sincerely believe that in my statement I was calling all Republicans racists. In the emails of those Republicans who voted for someone other than the party's nominee, I sensed genuine pain at having the strength of character to not go along with what was happening, but nonetheless be grouped in with those who were. I apologize for writing something that caused you pain; that is not the person I want to be. You are your party's future, and you deserve my admiration and respect, and your country's as well.

For the rest of you, you just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America. In your defense, most of you did so without thinking of the consequences of your candidate's racism, because for most of you the heartbreaking destruction racism causes has never been anything you or your loved ones have had to experience. But the thing is elections have their consequences. This is no longer sixty years ago. Whether any of us like it or not, for the next four years the 80% of this country who did not just vote for an openly racist candidate are going to treat you like you are the kind of person who would vote for an openly racist candidate.

You can get angry at everyone else for treating you like you just did the thing you just did, or you can take responsibility for your actions and begin to make amends. If you are lucky and younger family members are still coming over for Thanksgiving, before it's too late, take a moment and honestly think about how your actions must look through their eyes. Simply saying "I never thought he'd win" might be enough. But if you have the means, leaving a receipt from a sizable donation to the ACLU or the SPLC accidentally laying around where you carve the turkey, might go over even better.

Or, just do what you do best and volunteer. Through our customers' support, we've given away a lot of our Penzeys Pepper, the Pepper with heart. More often than not, those we meet cooking and serving food to feed those in need are Republicans. You really are a good bunch, but you just committed the biggest act of racism in American history since Wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway 53 years ago. Make this right. Take ownership for what you have done and begin the pathway forward."

I (used to) spend a lot at their stores and/or online.
Brigid and I have both recommended their products. I can't speak for her, but I won't recommend them anymore. I won't buy from them anymore.

My letter to him today:

I reference the letter you sent to your customers regarding our voting choices. 

I am offended by your call that I am a racist. You make broad statements without any knowledge about that which you speak. You have no knowledge about me, my opinions, my attitudes towards my fellow citizens (of any race) nor my attitudes towards race relations nor how we should interact..... Your statements are insulting and show you are misinformed.

We may well have differing opinions about politics, but I don't see where voting for a candidate that you oppose makes me a racist. While you have the right to your opinion, I too have a right to have MY opinion. I cared very little about your choice of vote, until you chose to label me a racist because my political choice differed than yours. I support your right to state your opinion. I will choose to state mine by choosing to do business elsewhere.

I have been a customer of Penzey's for over 15 years......until now. Penzeys was always my first choice for spice purchases. I had found that your products were of first quality and the Penzey's name a guarantee of that quality. Sadly, I will no longer do business with your company. There are other vendors of spices, and your insulting statements have made me choose to purchase elsewhere from this point forward. While the loss of my business may not affect your bottom line greatly, you can consider the fact that the loss of approximately 1400 dollars in business (last year) will benefit those other spice vendors that don't allow politics to affect their relationships with their customers....who don't insult those with other views than yours. 

I chose to vote for Donald Trump as the best (or at least "Least Bad") of the poor choices available to me this election season. I don't believe his policies will be "racist", but rather fair for all. Perhaps you should widen your circle of friends and actually meet some of those Republican Trump voters and learn about them and their reasons for voting the way they did....Leave the echo chamber of your anti-Trump acquaintances and actually meet some of those folks with opposing views and broaden your horizons a bit. You might learn something. 

I am saddened that you feel that fully half (not 80%) of your customers are racist and that you chose to denigrate us....and moreso that our business is of so little value that you felt comfortable enough to insult us in your public letter to your customers. While I respect your right to a private opinion, I will not do business with someone who chooses to insult me in public. Again, there are other vendors who are wisely choosing to keep their personal thoughts private and not insult their potential customers. They will gain my business that your hateful screed lost you.

Sincerely, 

Name redacted
Valparaiso, Indiana

Fuck 'em. There are other choices. And if only 20% of the people chose Trump, then we'd not be having this discussion, would we? 

Everyone has the right to free speech. Free speech, however, is not without consequences. 
Remember this when choosing a spice vendor. 



Saturday, November 19, 2016

In the strangest places.

Selling raffle tickets at the Crown Point gunshow.

Up walks Tam.

Color me surprised.


A worthy cause

and a raffle.

Might be your lucky day to help a Marine.

Or just do a good deed.

Link to info on a good fundraiser.

Spare a few bucks?

And remember, the UN now controls the Internet....

" Internet ‘Disruptive’ Force that Has to Be ‘Contained, Managed, and Steered’ by Government"



"German Chancellor Merkel, who is presently deciding whether to run 
for a historic fourth term on the strength of her pro-migrant policies
which have seen her lauded with praise by President Obama, moved 
to address populism in her joint address.

Calling the surge of interest in right-wing politics a “wave” that “engulfs 
us,” Ms. Merkel noted the sentiment “seems to come from the United 
States,” but in an oblique reference to President-Elect Donald Trump 
said it was an issue she was dealing with in Europe, too. 

She said: “Look at the European parliament. There are a lot of people 
who are looking for simplistic solutions and are preaching simplistic 
solutions which are very unfriendly policies. We have them here 
in Europe, too, we have them in Germany too.”

Apparently blaming this rising populism — politics that are popular 
with voters — on the internet, the German chancellor implied
the internet would have to be subject to restrictive censorship laws 
as were enacted by many European nations to stem the disruptive effect 
of the printing press.,......."

Read the rest at the link

Be afraid, They are out to control what you hear, see, and read in an attempt to control what you think.

They almost had us in the 70's and 80's....they controlled the press and the radio (mostly) and the TV.... and therefore the information....Until the rise of the internet in the 90's.

Now, they want to fix that too....

Friday, November 18, 2016

So yer afraid:

Yeah, you. The Muslim person....The Hispanic ....The Black dude (or woman).

You claim (or the Media claims, anyway) that you are afraid (of something) because Trump was elected as our next president.

You (or the media claims) are afraid of racism. Because (or so the Media claims) Trump was elected by racist white people.

Well, first of all, It is White people who are the majority in this country. Had we elected Hillary Clinton (A white woman) there would still have been a majority of white people voting to elect her. Where, exactly, is the racism?

Second, if we were all so racist, we'd not put up with your antics.

Muslim threats muslim attacks...self radicalized, etc.....Muslim attempts to change our society to suit your religious and cultural lifestyle would have long since engendered violence. But somehow, it hasn't. We ARE growing tired of it, but we aren't doing anything, and haven't.

Hispanics.....The press tells us that you claim you are afraid....of what, exactly, they don't tell us....But afraid, nonetheless..... Here is the thing....if we, as the majority of the people in this country...yes, us whites,...If we were inclined to do violence, or to somehow oppress you, we could easily have done so in the recent past....but we haven't. We have put up with your support of people that are illegal immigrants over those who are legal and welcomed immigrants. (You support race over country, which I personally find offensive) yet we haven't terrorized you or harmed you, or done anything to you.

And you black people. We haven't done anything to you. We could, but we don't, because we are (generally) decent people. W e haven't killed or lynched anyone, not even those "Black Lives Matter" folks that threaten us and insult us and riot and break things and stop traffic and such. Who state on video that they want to kill or harm White people. Who is the racist there?

See, all of you. your forget one thing. We are decent law abiding citizens. We obey the law. We don't kill people, we don't lynch people, we don't do any of the things the press implies (but doesn't say) you are afraid of.

We could....But we don't. Never forget, we are the majority, and many of us are armed....And know how to say "hello" from hundreds of yards away. We also own pistols for close work, and we practice....We don't spray bullets from a car in drive by shootings and hit innocents. We hit where we aim. I figure about 3 weeks, realistically.

But if we haven't done anything by now, then you can rest assured that until you up your game and piss us off a great deal more, you are probably safe. Unlike you, we see that there are lots of folks  who aren't looking for trouble. Oddly enough, we can see past the filter of race and culture and can see the individual. You are the ones grouping by race, not us.

But rest assured, if we should decide to do so, we could choose to finish the job the press claims we want to do. Since we are decent people, we won't.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A hunnerd and foty fyve years ago

The NRA was born.





I am proud to be carrying on the traditions as an NRA instructor.




If nothing else, the NRA frightens many Senators and Congressmen enough to be cautious in what gun related legislation they pass.


Pretty much this whole article is a lie

And it is pretty far out there, even for Slate.

"There's no such thing as a good Trump voter"

I guess they read Goebbels (Hitler's Propaganda Minister) "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes Truth".

May have also been Lenin...Google says both.

The sad part is that a large number of Muslims and Hispanics and a greater percentage of Black People actually believe this. (But then again, a significant number of Blacks are uncomfortable driving into rural Indiana, believing that there is a KKK member behind every stalk of corn.....Which there isn't)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Do you have whiney liberal friends?

Or acquaintances?

Are they thinking about getting a gun? (It seems to be the meme of the week....that they now need a gun to "Protect themselves"....from whom they need protection is generally unclear....but still.....We all know Liberals follow the herd, and often without thinking about why they are following the fashion or trend.....

If so, and you know someone like that....You should have them read this:

A Handy Guide For Liberals Who Are Suddenly Interested In Gun Ownership

While not complete, it might teach 'em enough that they can learn what questions they need to ask, in order that you can help them.

Or, it'll make 'em all squirmy and such, which is often amusing....so there is that.


And, again, if anyone in NWI needs help learning about firearms, I am available for the asking. I am a certified NRA instructor if that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy. I don't charge for my instruction.

I can be reached at: themiddleoftheright@gmail.com.

HT: Wirecutter

Interestin'

Can't confirm, but I don't doubt it one bit....


Go here to see an interesting correlation.

Crime vs liberalism.

And here: Crime vs Trump voters in Chicago. (I moved this post back to the top, because I think it is important.....this info will become necessary in the coming months)



Monday, November 14, 2016

Question:

so, 4 years ago, and 8 years ago respectively.....

How many universities and colleges had counseling resources for those folks bothered by the fact that we had somehow elected a liberal man who was raised as a muslim to the highest office in the land? How many places of higher education cancelled classes the day after...and provided resources for those students who were disturbed by the idea of Barry being President?

yeah, I thought so.

How many conservatives cried? Had the Vapors? How many actually needed counselling?

Yeah....those were the ones who rioted too, back then, I bet.

Prolly never held one is his hands....

So some whiny liberal CEO from San Diego (That is in Kalifornia, if you voted for Hillary) has threatened to get "a sniper rifle and perching myself where it counts", also "Find a bedroom in the whitehouse [sic] that suits you motherf---er. I’ll find you".

“I’m going to kill the president Elect,” was one of the posts on Harrigan’s Twitter account. It was followed by the comment, “Bring it secret service.”
Now, I will bet good American dollars (lots of 'em, in fact) that Mr. Harrigan has never held a rifle in his hands....has no idea of the limitations of what a rifle can do....and has no idea how difficult or how much training it takes to make a long distance shot against a human sized target. While I have never actually looked closely, my bet would be that the SS has every approach and angle for at least a thousand yards around the WH covered. I'm not a sniper, but I CAN do about 80% at 800 yards, and I doubt that the Secret Service has left anywhere for me to take a shot. And I practise, and I keep my skillset honed. (Plus, I am led to believe, the windows of the White House are fairly bullet resistant).

For those of you on the Left: It isn't just like you see on the TV. It takes a LOT of training to take a long distance shot. Ranging, ballistics, just learning to hold an effective hold so you don't munge up the shot with shaking, or your breathing, or you heartbeat or muscle quivers. Reality is that you can't just pick up a rifle for $600 and hit someone a half mile away with the first shot out of that rifle. Yer gonna spend a large chunk of scratch to get a rifle capable of that kind of accuracy. (I have one that was built by a man, who sold it to me for much less than what it was worth because he had parkinsons....But it will do the job....if I can do mine). You need a LOT of training and physical conditioning to be able to shoot a rifle that is capable of that kind of shot....YOU have to be capable too. Few people are.... I get a little worse every year. Sniping is for the young, really.

So it is entirely possible that Mr. Harrigan was just spouting off....He lives in Kalifornia, remember. Not so sure he could purchase a "sniper rifle" even if he wanted to......

I hope the Secret Service makes his life hell. He is looking at up to 5 years and as much as a $10K fine.

Why are so many leftists so childish?

Do people you know need help?

Do they suffer from Trump Acceptance Resistance Disorder?

Do your friends (or perhaps you?) suffer this disorder?

There are places where you can go and get help. Go HERE to learn how to deal with TARD.

If you know folks who are suffering from TARD, show them this site in order that they can get help.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Y'know

I am all for these folks who wish to protest Donald Trump's win.

I support their right to do so 100%. If pushed, I'd be willing to fight to protect their right to protest, even against my fellow conservatives.

Having said that, I gotta ask:

What, exactly. do they they think they are gonna accomplish?

Trump is president elect. Hillary isn't. All legal like. Crying won't change that. Nor will pouting.
(Conservatives knew and realized how futile protesting would be 8 and 4 years ago (even though there were significant irregularities) ....we were just as disappointed, but we knew protesting, crying, and whining was, in fact, futile.....so we (mostly) didn't)

Do they think they will change the outcome of the elections if enough protesters show up? That enough Hillary supporters getting together can suddenly elevate their chosen candidate to the office of POTUS?

Or are they just having a childlike tantrum? Showing how immature the supporters of the Left really are? How shallow, childlike and how disconnected from reality they are?

Too late, my friend

People see your organization for what it is.

You squandered your reputation. It is now worth nearly nothing.

No one believes the "news" you write and publish. Your Bias was overwhelming.

New York Times publisher vows to 'rededicate' paper to reporting honestly

Hell, I'd believe "Pravda" over the NYT.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Breaking news:

It is rumored that Trump is going to offer Hillary Clinton a post in his new government.

I heard it was to be Ambassador to Libya.

Friday, November 11, 2016

We oughta let 'em...





After Donald Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union

We should encourage most of the rest of southern Kalifonia to do the same....and most of western Washington state.

It actually should be a county by county referendum. And we should make those states that want to secede build and maintain a border fence.

Of course,  that would mean there would be no Federal support of the leftist enclaves....I doubt that they would survive over time. Too bad...They'd fall into anarchy before Trump is out of office.

The USA would be better off without these folks.


Say "Thank You"

To a Vet today.


Today is Veteran's day.

 Honor 'em  just a bit.  Respect their Service.


For me, I thank all Veterans. Combat or not. Thank you for your service.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Leadership.....

I felt sorry for the Clinton supporters. Their chosen candidate couldn't even face 'em on election night.

I find that sad, and cowardly, and terribly non leader-like. She owed it to those people. She failed them.  Not in losing the election, but in faileing to speak to them afterwards.

Is this really the person they pinned their hopes and dreams upon? Who couldn't even face them and admit defeat and thank them for their service? Is this the person that could have been the leader of this country? Losing with grace and honor is a part of having class. Having the fortitude to admit defeat and to thank those who helped is also a part of having class.

She couldn't do that in the hour of her defeat. It was only the next morning that she made her concession speech. Too late for her supporters then.


Will he resign?

I'm talking about Reinhold Richard "Reince" Priebus of course....I mean, his advice for the prior two elections, as well as this one, has been to fins a cetrist candidate in order to appeal to as many voters as possible...

Which gave us DNC-Lite candidates like McCain and Romney.

His party apparatus this time around supported Jeb Bush and, when he went down, Marco Rubio....Also DNC-Lite candidates.

They were soundly rejected by the members of the Republican Party in the Primaries. The voters chose Trump. The RNC opposed him every step of the way. Wouldn't surprise me if the RNC was part of the nasty stories being circulated about the Donald....

And what happened? Trump WON THE FUCKING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

If Priebus and his ilk don't resign, then the RNC should fire him. He has, again, been proven wrong.

The people want a choice, and, given a chance, they will vote for a conservative (for whatever definition of conservative you wish to use.) Trump may not be my kind of conservative, but he WAS the most conservative candidate.

And he fucking WON. Tore the Establishment up.


Listening to the media ...

"shocking"

"unexpected"

"Incredible surprise".

"Stunning"

They are all shocked by Trump's win. Shocked and surprised.

Shows how disconnected they are from the real folks in this country. I knew it was gonna be close. As I stated previously, I expected it to be closer because of the fraud voting machine errors.


So we are screwed.....

Trump is president.

God help this country.

Of course, We are less screwed than if Hillary had been elected....... By a large amount, in fact.

Let the games begin.....This oughta get interesting....

I am, however, amazed he beat the "Margin of cheat"...

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Non election related

Something to lift your spirits a bit....


Election night

May God have mercy on this country.

Like as not, however, we will get the leaders we, as a nation, deserve.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Food for thought

Just in case you haven't made up you minds yet, or know someone who hasn't:

ReadThis

CP and I don't agree on much. But in this case, he is right.

Ding Dong

The witch is dead.

And good riddance to her.

Janet Reno dead at 78. 

Unmourned by me.

She set the standards for women in Government law enforcement. No one, until Loretta Lynch, ever came close to her level of damage.

I gotta find out where she will be buried so I can piss on her grave.

The victims of Waco will no doubt cheer me on.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nothing yet?

So, with 650 thousand emails, the Feds haven't yet found even ONE incriminating item?

Was it all just a bunch of Hoopla?

Or is Comey or Lynch holding 'em back until after the election?


One wonders.


Thursday, November 3, 2016

You wish you were me right now.

Myself and Midwest Chick had dinner at Old NFO's house:

Guests were:

Old NFO
Phlemmy
LawDog
Peter
Wing and A Whim.

And others.

What a great time.

(Plus OldNFO cooks a mean steak).

Tomorrow: Barbecue is on the menu for dinner, I am told.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I'll be damned!

The cubs actually pulled it off.

Never would have thought they could hang together well enough and long enough to do it.

Wow.

Where he will be sedated until the FBI investigation is over.....

Weiner checks into Sex Addiction clinic.

One could assume that he is being placed out of the way so he cannot either testify or give any additional permissions for searches.

If, that is, he doesn't fall down a tragically open elevator shaft on his way to the lobotomy room during treatment.


Reads

Am about halfway through Michael Williamson't new book "Angel Eyes".

Yah, another pager turner here. Hadda put it down and turn off the Kindle so I could get some work done, and to save some for the trip.


This is another book set in the Freehold universe, More or less concurrent with the timeline of the original book "Freehold" (Which you should read, if only to see how a society could work....and where ours is heading.


I had hoped to get an autographed copy from him at the 1500 in Indy, but he was sold out, so I hadda get the Kindle version instead.

Unintended consequences of modern medical technology

This would be funny, if it weren't so serious....



Woman farts during laser surgery, catches self on fire.

Seriously, refrain from gassy foods before laser surgery. 

Ok, it is funny even so.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Interesting thought:

'Twas pointed out to me that Weiner's behavior is possibly (Probably?) because he has been, for years and years, a "Beard" for Huma. He ain't gettin' any at home, so he goes and looks elsewhere.

Makes sense, really. Especially if the rumors about Huma and Hillary are true.

I wonder....

"If you are under DHS investigation you shouldn't be allowed to buy a gun or to fly"

So, I expect that Ms Clinton will be stepping down then? I mean, having a firearms or flying is one thing, but running for president is another.


Sunday, October 30, 2016

Gunshow

Indy 1500.

Shoulda bought that $900 1911 that Tam was selling. I left to cogitate upon it a bit, and when I returned, someone else had chosen to purchase it .

Oh well. "you snooze, you lose". My Bad.

It WAS a Really Nice firearm though. Worn in, not worn out. Lightly customized. Well cared for.

Damnit.

Didn't find anything else that tripped my trigger....

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Setting the example

Classy.

Teaching the next generation how to behave.

Yeah, that'll help 'em later in life. Teach 'em how to interact.

Notice the demographic. Yeah, I'm a racist for pointing it out. I got that. Doesn't change the facts, does it?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Early voting

Seems some demographics are favoring Hillay by a wide margin....

It's not the one you think:


(And it really does happen)

True

HERE

Bad or Worse.

Character

So I am on the shuttle bus from the airport to remote parking (which is also, late at night, the rental car shuttle, as the terminals are across the street from each other).

The bus is full, and I am sitting at one end. An older lady is last to enter at the other end, and the doors close.

The young black man sitting in front of her gets up and offers her his seat. She politely decline his offer with thanks, and he sits back down.

As we exit, I catch up to him. Told him that was a nice thing to do.

"That's the way I was raised".

"Yeah, but you did it when NO ONE that knows you was watching."

That, my friends, is one definition of character. He had it. No one else at that end of the bus chose to be gallant. He did. For no gain.

There is hope for the future.

Contrast this with the story 2 below this.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Yup

This. 

Read.

Amish yoots again:

Philly Juvenile Mob beats horse, bus driver, students. 

Notice, no race mentioned.

Draw your own conclusions.




A row all your own

So I fly from Phoenix to Chicago Midway....

Stopover in San Antonio.

The light is full from PHX to SAT.

All but three of us get off in SAT.

The flight attendants tell me that the flight from SAT to MDW is only gonna be about 2/3 full.

I move to the front of the airplane, as I only have carryon luggage  and I can get on the road to home quickly that way.

The flight starts boarding. We are nearly done when a HUGE woman comes in the door. Like 5'2" and pushing 350 lbs...she barely fit in the aisle.
Carrying a 6 week old baby in a carrier and two bags...plus a diaper bag.

She stops at my row and asks if she can sit there.

Shit.

"Of course", I say...."It will give us a chance to discuss your child's relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ".

I had the entire row to myself for the flight

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

I hate the TSA

THis trip, they were (for the TSA) polite and efficient.

Still. I cannot stand them.

And I HATE the fact that I have to disarm. Not so much the firearms (although that is an irritation), but the pocketknife.

It is like I lost a finger, I use a pocketknife so often in my day.....having it gone is a handicap.

And restricting me from carrying it didn't make anyone safer.

(not, that I was disarmed, mind you)


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Posted for your consideration.

The following was sent to me by my brother.

You may agree, you may not. But it IS something to think about. I am not a fan of the Donald. I truly wish that there were other choices than the two we have (yes, I could go Third Party, but then I might as well not bother to vote)...The choices we have are the two we have. Neither is good, One is worse than the other. As Tam said to me a month or so ago: You can vote for the New York Democrat, or the New York democrat.

Without further comment:


Sent from my iPad

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THE ROWBOAT COMES FOR YOU..
This may be the best and most honest political promotion statement you will ever read. It decidedly does not brush objections aside.

You hate Hillary? READ it. You hate Trump? READ it. You think there's no choice? READ it. And, read it with your grown-up hat on.
We've all been dealt huge responsibility with this election. The first step toward accepting responsibility is accepting it, and the first step toward accepting it is recognizing it.
READ THIS. Read every single word. It'll take you about three minutes. Be sure to read to the end (take a few minutes and read all of it!)
Are you sickened and despondent with the current campaign and upcoming presidential election?
I consider myself a conservative and do truly believe our country is at a political/economic/moral/ social crossroads. I need to let you know I could/would never vote for Hillary Clinton to lead this country. To me, she represents everything that is wrong with our current political structure. On the flip side, I look and listen to Donald Trump and I cringe at every rude, insulting comment he makes.
If you find yourself in a similar state of mind, please read the following article:
A Message For Christians About Donald Trump
Here's a famous joke about God and how he talks to us.
"A deeply faithful Christian man is stuck on roof at home with massive flooding up to the 2nd floor. Rowboat comes. He says "No, I'm waiting for God. I prayed and I know he's coming." 2nd Rowboat. "No, I'm waiting for God." 3rd Rowboat. "No, I'm waiting for God."
Water rises. The man drowns. Now he's meeting God in heaven. The religious man says, "Where were you God? I prayed. I was faithful. I asked you to save me. Why would you abandon me?"
God says, "Hey, I sent you 3 rowboats."
Did you ever consider Trump is our rowboat?
Maybe God is trying to tell us something important--that now is not the time for a "nice Christian guy" or a "gentleman" or a typical Republican powder puff. Maybe now is the time for a natural born killer, a ruthless fighter, a warrior. Because right about now we need a miracle, or America is finished. Maybe the rules of gentlemen don't apply here. Maybe a gentleman and "all-around nice Christian" would lead us to slaughter.
Or do you want another Mitt Romney, Bob Dole, John McCain, Gerald Ford or Paul Ryan? Did any of them win? Did they lead the GOP to "the promised land?" Did they change the direction of America ? No, because if you don't win, you have no say.
Paul Ryan couldn't even deliver his own state, Wisconsin ! And as leader of the House, Paul Ryan rolls over to Obama like my dog rolls over for a scrap of food, or a steak bone. Nice, but obedient. I mean Paul Ryan...not my dog. My dog is actually a pretty good defender and loyal.
Maybe God is knocking on your door loudly, but you're not listening. Maybe God understands we need a "war leader" at this moment in time. Maybe God understands if we don't win this election, America is dead. It's over. The greatest nation in world history will be gone. Finished. Kaput. Adios.
And with one last breath, maybe what we need to save us at the last second, is someone different. Someone you haven't ever experienced before-- because you weren't raised in rough and tumble New York where nothing good gets accomplished unless you're combative, aggressive, outrageous, on offense at all times, and maybe just a tad arrogant too.
Someone with a personality you've never seen on stage at your church. Maybe, just maybe, being a nice gentlemanly Christian would not beat Hillary and her billion dollars, and her best friends in the media who will unleash the dogs of hell upon the GOP nominee.
I guess you think God is only nice and gentlemanly. Really? Then you've missed the whole point of the Bible. When necessary, God is pretty tough. When necessary, God strikes with pain, death and destruction. When necessary, God inflicts vengeance.
Maybe you think God couldn't possibly be associated with someone like Trump. Trump is too vicious, rude and crude.
When we won WWII, was God "nice?" Were we gentlemanly when defeating Hitler? Were we gentlemanly when firebombing Germany? Were we gentlemanly when dropping atomic bombs on Japan ? Is God ever "nice" on the battlefield? Or does he send us vicious SOB's like General George S. Patton so the good guys can defeat evil?
It's pretty clear to me God sends unique people to be "war leaders." That's a different role than a pastor or church leader. God understands that.
And maybe it's time to re-define "nice." Maybe Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't nice at all--because they led us to defeat. And losing again would mean the end of America . And God can't allow that. Maybe Romney and Ryan mean well, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Or maybe they're just jealous they had their chance and blew it. Maybe they'd rather help elect Hillary than allow a Trump victory that would make them look weak, feckless and incompetent.
"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." (Isiah 40:30-31)
God is about miracles. We don't need a "nice guy" or a "gentleman" right now. It's the 4th quarter and we're losing 14-0. We need a miracle.
So let me repeat my message to Christians: "YOU'RE MISSING THE BOAT."
I believe Trump is our miracle. I believe Trump is our rowboat. Except he's more like a battleship!
No one is saying Trump is perfect. No one is saying Trump is a perfect conservative. But he is a patriot. He is a warrior. He is a capitalist. He is the right man, at the right time. Yes, he's a bit rude and crude and offensive. But that may make him the perfect warrior to save America , American exceptionalism, capitalism and Judeo-Christian values. The choice should be easy for Christians.
It's Trump...or it's the end of the American dream.
If anything in this article strikes a positive chord with you, pass it on

Do with this what you will. Agree, disagree, I don't care. But think.