Friday, August 18, 2017

Probably one of the poorer moves

Steve Bannon gone from the Trump team.

I find this disturbing because he was one of Trump's advisors who inspired confidence.

We shall see. I still think when we as a nation hired TheDonald we made the best of the bad choices we were presented. Donald still scares me less than the Pantsuit still does. 

Interesting meme change:

So now it is a "Woman's Right to choose her own Reproductive Path". (using Government subsidized birth control and/or abortion)

Ok, I kinda get that. He body, her choice and all that.

But if that is the case, then she can't sue some dude for getting her pregnant either. He wants to choose his path too. And it is half his DNA.

(Yes, I am wearing my asbestos Underoos, Fire away)

This oughta turn out well

Group plans to tear down Confederate memorial in Houston.

Long way away from me (like an entire day's drive, 20+ hours), but I think If I were closer I'd be there, not to defend the Confederacy, but to defend the statue from vandalism....It is, after all, public property.

Especially since these folks are doing mob action. I hate that. Destruction of a symbol because of the "Hate Du Jour" is a Bad Idea.

It is, essentially, a symbolic Lynching.

So....

If we tear down  every statue that someone finds offensive, change the name of every park that is named after someone whose past is not on the approved list,,burn all the history books that don't tell the currently approved story of the country's past, and essentially go Whole Hog PC to satisfy the people who are pushing this purge....


Will that affect one black person's future? Will it fix the problems in the black community? Deal with the cultural issues that keep  many young black males from graduating, change the fact that great numbers of young black women have children BEFORE graduating, most black women raise their children without a father (or often leave them to be raised by their grandmothers...who are often unmarried themselves)....Will it keep the gang violence from happening in black neighborhoods? Will it keep the drug violence from the gangs from happening? Will it suddenly make the community HELP the police, instead of "I Din See Nuttin' "? Will it keep young blacks from going on rampages of fighting and orgies of stealing that makes every other race look at them suspiciously?

Will it help them find jobs that they cannot currently qualify for because those higher paying jobs require that one not have a criminal record and that you pass a drug screen? That you speak plain english?

Will pulling down all those statues fix any of that? Really? Will those issues change overnight because we banned the Confederate history, flag and monuments?

Will it right any of the wrongs that occurred 4 and 5 and 6 generations ago? Will it change any of the history?

WILL IT FIX ANYTHING?


Innit interesting:

How the Left and the Liberals (but I repeat myself) can only parrot the current meme and the current version of history?

No one can do any research. None of them can be be bothered to check if the current reason for the outrage of the day is actually accurate.

They just climb on that bandwagon and scream and hoot and REACT with the rest of the primates, secure in their belief that the crowd is always right. (or the State) and that their arbitrary and poorly thought out  actions (if they are thought at all) will be justified.

It is no wonder that they are opposed by mature, right thinking folks.

Are they too blind or too stupid to see they are being led? Herded like cattle by those who would stir their emotions to gain? Like 3 year olds? One would expect that children could be easily led, but these are  otherwise intelligent (if overly emotional) adults.

I find the reactions of some of my fellow citizens to be scary, in a  "1984" sort of way


Thursday, August 17, 2017

And we go to total foolishness:

Next up: Washington Memorial.

Sharpton wants the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to come down. 

Watch the video at the bottom. It is telling.

(Notice how the death of the two Troopers in a helicopter accident is blamed on the protests (and notice how Sharpton is led to say the things Charlie Rose wants him to say))

10 people

Shot in Chicago last night.

Even a 16 year old shot in the head at 4 PM.

A very Urban neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago.

Guess those statues coming down didn't help.

Odd.

Just like making the Confederate Flag a hate symbol didn't fix things a few years ago...

Maybe it isn't the symbols that are the problem?


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Food for thought:

(It was supposed to be fiction)

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
― George Orwell, "1984"



Here's another hint for you folks:

Pulling down some statue isn't gonna make your life better.

Making good decisions will.

Don't have a record before you are 16. Girls, don't get pregnant before marriage. Do your kids a favor and only have kids with someone who can be a father Do yourself a favor and finsh high school first.

Be able to pass a drug test.

Learn to speak decent english. If you are white it will help. If you are a minority, and can pair that with passing a drug test, you can go far. Add in a high school diploma and you will find a lot of places doing their best to hire you.

The above will do lightyears more to advance blacks in our society than tearing down a statue or renaming a street.

But it is hard to get a crowd of minorities to self reflect, innit?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

They gonna charge her with a

'Hate Crime"?

I mean, it was racially motivated, right? Or does that only apply to white folks?

Police charge Takiyah Thompson in desecration of confederate memorial

Thompson said she helped take down the statue because she was tired of living in fear.
The monument was dedicated to “the boys in gray,” she said.
“It’s white supremacy. Plain and simple,” she said. “And it had to go”

Yeah, Ms Thompson, that's gonna fix all yer problems there.
I hope she rots in jail. And I hope they sue her for damages. Big money (although she likely has very little).




Like the Taliban:

Anyone remember the hue and cry when the Taliban dynamited the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 2001?

Yeah, that is the same way I feel about you folks who want to tear down monuments here in the US just because you disagree with what YOU think they stand for. 

Not just statues of Confederate Generals, but monuments to just plain old soldiers who ft for their homes. Few of them over had the wherewithal to own a slave. Just poor folks fighting for their homeland.

Yet you want to destroy 'em because to you, all things Confederate mean slave to your ignorant uneducated mind. Because some jackass whose knowledge you cannot judge says so.

I'm not from the South. Born and raised in the midwest. Yet your actions anger and disgust me.

Feel free to find someone from your culture's past that is worth raising a monument to. Gather enough donations and have a statue cast or a sculpture made. I will support space in a park for that, if you can find a figure worthy and can raise the cash.

(Hint: That is how those statues and monuments got there....people paid for 'em and donated them to the city or the park).

Otherwise you are no better than those seventh century savages in Afghanistan.






Monday, August 14, 2017

Damn Straight:

READ

Think.

Learn

Slippery Slope and all that.

You fuck with it, you won't like how it ends. Your kids will like it even less. 

Yep, so peaceful and law abiding....

So a bunch of folks from the Charlottesville rally couldn't just go home. Antifa, anti Fascist, anti Nazi....


That peaceful and law abiding group took to the streets of Durham and pulled a monument to Confederate soldiers down.

Vandalism.

And, oddly, no police officer saw nothin', even though this took place at the courthouse.
No arrests were made.
Can I pull down statues of MLK and Malcolm X because I disagree with what they stood for? (Hint, I dislike Malcolm X but respect the REAL MLK, not what the current legend of him is....and I wouldn't be that disrespectful any monument).

But if we are gonna have open season on monuments that some folks dislike.....



In related news:

Illinois hates Illinois nazis

And just because:










Kwestion:

If James A Fields is in custody, who deleted his Facebook account and Twitter feed?

I mean, do they have internet access in the Jailhouse? 

One wonders....

Did the Feds recruit him too?

Seems that they had him all the way...

Man accused of trying to detonate bomb filled van in OKC

Apparently they've been egging him on for months....

Wonder how many man hours they spent and how many dollars it cost? 

Double standards

Innit interesting that the Left and the Media (but I repeat myself) are all calling on TheDonald to repudiate the White Supremacist message....

But no one ever demanded that Barry the O repudiate the Antifa or Black Lives Matter actions? (Hint: He didn't....ever.)


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Challenge accepted:

I repudiate the message the White Supremacist assholes disseminate.

I don't agree with their actions.

Clear enough? 

Innit interesting....

When Black people get together and preach hate towards cops and whites, the politicians are silent. They are, oddly, even silent when there is violence and vandalism.

Yet when whites get together (such as in Charlotte VA) and protest, the politicians can't wait to trample each other to condemn such free speech.

Look: I dislike hate speech, from any source. But if we are gonna condemn such speech, then let us condemn ALL such speech. I do think that speech is a protected right, and if you are  I don't like it, then that is too bad. Even "Hate" speech is a protected right.

But if we are gonna condemn some "hate" speech, then let's be consistent, and condemn all speech wherein some portion of our population complains about and wishes death or damage to another portion.

If you were silent when the Antifa protests turned violent, then you have no reason to speak now, unless you are a hypocrite. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

On this day....

in 1981, IBM introduced it's first true PC (personal Computer). There had been others before it, but this one became a standard....and began the revolution that led to the hardware you are likely reading this page on today.

Open standards let this machine have lots of third party support,in both hardware and software, leading to a revolution in computing in offices and, eventually, homes. ...which led to the expansion of the DarpaNet and eventually the internet and WorldWideWeb.....

They were expensive: $1,565 (in 1981 dollars...$4200 dollars today) would got you 16K of RAM, a 4.77 MHz CPU, and DOS 1.0....and  cassette port. The single sided 5.25 inch floppy disk drive was optional, as was the 1 meg hard drive (available later).


This was the first step towards the world we know today...



Friday, August 11, 2017

Bad engineering

So, I got 3k miles on the new truck. Dodge Ram with the big Cummins diesel.

At 3k, I thought I'd change the oil and filter. Get the gasket edges and other shit that is trapped in the filter and all the assembly lube and other contaminants out of the crankcase and such. Fresh clean oil and a new filter make for a happy engine and all that....

I get 3 gallons of synthetic oil. (yeah, that is a lot of oil, but it is only changed every 15000 miles) a filter and the Geno's oil filter cap off tool....because the idiots at Dodge made no arrangements for an easy oil filter change. (On my old Dodge Truck, an '03, one slid under the truck, used a filter wrench like this and simply turned the oil filter off the truck....it dropped right down after being unscrewed. Nothing in the way... Took less than 30 seconds.

On this new truck, one must get to the oil filter from the wheeelwell and drop the filter to the A-arm, then put the cap on it, rotate it 90 degrees, and pull it out. Then fill the new filter, put the cap on it, put it back in the little space in the wheelwell, turn it upright, remove the cap, carefully put it up to the filter housing and screw it in. You can only see the bottom third of the filter so the replacement is all by feel.

Now this is difficult, but not hard.
Unless the oil filter was out on about 4 turns too tightly at the factory....likely by a gorilla. I had to use 2 oil filter wrenches to get it to turn that first two turns. And the filter was wrinkling enough that I was worried that it was gonna tear.

We won't talk about the fact that I had to use a wrench on a wrench to get the oil plug to turn the first turn. Again, factory torqued to  "11". It was so tight that the plug  was distorting the steel oil pan before it finally turned. (I was wondering if it was gonna tear out of the pan, actually).

On would think that the engineers could do better. The alternative is removing the entire air cleaner (8 bolts, 2 clips and some push in fasteners, plus two large hose clamps). One would have thought that for a $65,000 truck they could do a remote oil filter or something.

Now that I have done it, the filter is correctly tightened, and the oil pan plug is properly snug. Neither are OVERtightened. It won't be so bad next time. But a bit of decent engineering could ahve made it less bad.

I do have to say that the Geno's Garage tool is pretty nice, and a solution to a problem that shouldn't be there in the first place. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Next time, officer: WARRANT

So ICE tries to enter a restaurant to find a (supposed) illegal that works there.

Owner tells 'em to pound sand.
Armed ICE agents show up to search Michigan restaurant, owner refuses entry

Look: I am all for getting illegals to leave the country. All for hiring our citizens, not some other countries citizens.

All for the Rule of law, too.

I LOVE the fact that these officers were told to come back with a warrant though. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Go fuck yourself.

Army denies City Democrats DEMANDS to rename streets named for Confederates at Hamilton Army Base 

Enough is enough. I'm glad someone finally had the balls to say "no". 

except....

There is really no opioid  epidemic.

There are still folks who die from overdoses, yes.

But the rate is ~20/100000 or something like that. In the last 16 years, more than 183,000 Americans have died from overdoses related to prescription opioids.  A bit over 10,000 per year.....out of 326,709,838 people in the US.

Darwin at work, I say.




I doubt it amounts to much....

But Mazda claims they have developed the HCCI engine to a workable unit.

We shall see. It has been around for years. A diesel like engine that uses gasoline instead. The HCCI ( homogeneous charge compression ignition) engine has been a dream for many years. Sadly, it has failed even when attempted by Toyota and Honda....

And I predict now that it will NEVER meet emissions specs for the US unless someone comes to their senses at the EPA. They won't budge on NOX, and that is what makes diesels fail. (And modern diesels are cleaner in almost every respect than gasoline, and provide better than 35% mileage gains over gasoline, leaving even fewer of those pesky carbon compounds that (supposedly) cause (mythical) glowball warmenating).

But hey, it is a nice dream, if the EPA will let it pass and won't pull a Volkswagen or a Dodge on them.....

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The State:

Go HERE. Follow the link(s).

This is why I hate the idea of STATE. The idea that the State is always the arbiter of my (and your) fate. Why I don't trust the State. It is composed of people. People are imperfect. Sometimes they LIE in order to do the State's work. .

And the State protects it's minions.

Even to the Absurd. 

Monday, August 7, 2017

It could be

That no one cares..

Or that, after all the doomsayers predictions haven't come true ("The Sky Is Falling .....or, it will be tomorrow...or the day after that, maybe") No one believes 'em anymore.

Or maybe they see him for the FRAUD he is....

Either way, AlGore's new movie has BOMBED at the box office. Totally. Laid an enormous egg. Crashed and Burned. Augured in. Down in Flames. 

Tryin' Not to laugh here, Boss.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

5 years ago

Curiosity touched down on Mars....

And has been sending data back ever since.


5 years.

on a planned 2 year lifetime and mission.

For once, we got our money's worth from a Government project. (and NASA, at that!).


Heh




Climate data changes:

It would seem that there is a nefarious plot to make the climate data (in particular temperature data) look more like the Glowball Warming model than reality does.

In particular, it is reported that the temperature data in Australia is being manipulated by either raising the recorded high (and especially lows) or erasing the lowest of the lows altogether, leaving a temperature record that shows (what else?) a planet that is ever hotter....Even though the truth is just the opposite. Changing the data at the source of the measurement....


But the fact is that there isn't any money to be made telling everyone "Oops, our bad, nothing to see here, all is well....There is no Glowball Warmenating, we aren't all gonna die this year, and the earth won't flood". So these Climate "scientists" have to make something up to get further funding.

In other words, there is no climate change, so they gotta lie.

Anyone surprised?

Someone tell Borepatch.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

(AKA) It would seem that

Loretta Lynch is also Elizabeth Carlisle.

ETA: It is said that she was using an outside email address to get past the FOIA and government recordkeeping laws to do nefarious things via email.


There is no possibility of voter fraud:

Except that in 11 counties in California there are more voters than voting aged citizens.

and, of course, California refuses to give the Trump organization the voter data they asked for to combat voter fraud....

I can't wait until they check out Cook County in Illinois and most of Baltimore and Detroit....

(and St Louis, and 'Nawlins and......)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Suing for fraud:

Republican donor, Bob Heghmann, from Virginia Beach sues GOP, accusing the party of fraud over failed Obamacare repeal.

I'd say he has a case, really. 

Uh, Officer? That's not mine.....

The Laptop, I mean.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz now says the laptop...the one she fought (and actually sued the police about) to keep from being examined)....and threatened "consequences" if it wasn't returned immediately .........Isn't hers.... It belongs to Imran Awan...the IT staffer who she failed to fire even though he was under investigation....Who was later arrested trying to flee the country to Pakistan.

Wonder what he has on her??? (or other DNC types). 

Glowball warming my asss

Or "Climate Change" or whatever they are calling it this week:


Today, near Chicago, it is:

55 degrees at 8 AM.  At the start of August.

And the thing is, it isn't a record low.

AlGore can kiss my ass.






Thursday, August 3, 2017

There is still time

The eclipse isn't until Aug 21.

You need these (or something like it) to see the eclipse safely.

Hurry, while supplies last.






ETA: All gone

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Huh. I wonder if it is true?

I can't find anything to back this up.

But:

In March, Comey and McCabe Blocked the Arrest of Imran Awan’s Wife As She Was Fleeing the Country to Pakistan

If this is true, then one wonders exactly what Imran Awan knew and how many people did it encompass?

(And, to be honest, it is from a source I don't know and cannot independently verify, so I really don't know).

Interestin' though, innit?


ETA:

Then, of course, there is the fact that Comey just got a MULTI-MILLION dollar book deal.
HMMMM.

Of course, he might, knowing all that he does, meet Vince Foster soon. 

Little help here?

So all if my (ahem) water cans have been painted yellow and have had vents installed so that instead of using CARB approved no spill/glug-glug/take forever to empty through the (non) self venting spout that is self sealing to prevent leaks so that I can actually, you know, fill the tank in the tractor or the Ram pickup with (simulated) diesel and not take 30 minutes per 5 gallon can.....

Does anyone have a source for old fashioned (non CARB/EPA/AlGore approved) Jerry Cans in either steel or plastic? Or a reasonable facsimile? I'm talking NATO style cans that one can attach the spout to in 15 seconds, invert and empty into a suitable container in about another 45?

I really dislike having to label all of my blue "Water" jugs (they actually have a stamping that says "potable water" that is, of course now covered with yellow paint and another message).

Please advise. I need about 6  of them, if possible.

Cause the EPA has totally screwed Gasoline cans, and Diesel cans are the same clusterfuck of bad engineering and ergonomics, only in yellow instead of red.




Sunday, July 30, 2017

So where are they?

Where are the protests from Black Lives Matter? Rioting in the streets and all that about dead black people.....

Or does Black on Black violence (and killing, , especially of women walking with 4 year old children) not matter?

Chicago passes 400 official shooting deaths this year.  Woman walking with man and 4 year old child killed, companions shot

Note: this happened a little after 5 in the evening...

(and, even though it makes me a Raciss to point this out, it (generally) doesn't happen in melanin deprived neighborhoods....) 

Overheard in the house:

As we prepare to go out to a festival on Sunday morning:

"What shirt should I wear?"

"You could wear the red one."

"Yeah, but then I'd never make it home......."

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Nice

Kinda want.

Not too sure about the "barrel cooling vents", but I LIKE the look.

Next time I build a 1911 I may have to investigate further.

Lots of work to fit it and then finish it, either blue or nitride or whatever.

But it does look very cool. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Just so you know

Charlie Gard has passed after life support was withdrawn by the hospital in the UK.

I don't want to use him as an example of why "Socialized Medicine" is not a great idea....But realize that it was the National Health folks who successfully kept him from receiving (Experimental, and by no means a sure thing), treatment elsewhere until it was, likely, too late for him.

The issue isn't who paid for his treatment, it was that they wouldn't even let the parents take him elsewhere to try and help him.

The State owns the British children, apparently.

Scary. 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

He shoulda killed 'em instead

68 years. People only get 20 years for killing someone. And that is before parole.

Bundy standoff supporter is sentenced to 68 years in prison.  He shoulda shot 'em, then he'd be out in less than 10 after parole and sentence reduction and all that.....


Cliven Bundy doesn't say he "doesn't have to pay" he says he doesn't owe the FEDERAL government (BLM) the grazing fees....but rather the STATE.

The Feds pointed firearms and other wise threatened the folks that had gathered to resist at the Bundy standoff.....why was that legal and not the other way around? Why do Federal agents get a pass when there is a confrontation especially a peaceful one.

What this means is that next time such a standoff occurs, there is no reason not to be violent. Peaceful resistance, (with or without firearms) leads to longer prison sentences than Murder does.


City people

And, no doubt, Democrat voters.

Emergency crews rescue missing tubers in Muskegon River.

They claim that they were told (and they believed?) that "the river went in a circle and would return them to the point they started".

Remember, these people's vote counts as much as yours. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Why our country is

screwed.

There are jobs, good jobs, going wanting.  Jobs that don't need a Tech Degree, nor sometimes even a high school diploma. Just people who will work, and be clean and sober while doing it....

Yet they can't find workers to fill those jobs.
Because most applicants can't pass the drug test requirements.
(and, of course, if they are "out of work", why, the Federal and State governments will GIVE 'em Free Money, Free Food stamps, Free phone, Free rent, Free heath insurance).

And those 'Benefits" don't need a Drug Test. Why is that?

People make their choices. We make their choices not have consequences. If you want more of something, subsidize it....If we Drug Tested applicants for government aid, we'd reduce our budgets and FORCE folks to either be clean, or starve. Either way, our country would be better off.




Old school...

The problem with big trees for firewood, while they produce a LOT of wood for burning come winter...
Is that they make BIG rounds. Like 3 feet across.

I can pick up the ones that are 24" across, they only weight about 250. Not that hard to put onto the splitter. Roll 'em onto your knee and stand up straight.

The ones that are 36-40 inches across weight somewhere in the order of 500-650 lbs (I weighed three that I just couldn't roll onto my knee to pick up).

Hard for one guy to handle. Damp oak is HEAVY.

So I hadda get out the Wedge-and-Sledge to break 'em up into pieces I could handle.

Now THAT is work.
I'm gonna feel that all day long.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kudos

I can't stand the Honorable Representative Peter J Visclosky. His politics and mine are about as far apart as can be. Plus his primary choice of folks he represents (because the re-elect him every time) is unions, which I don't care for....

However, having an issue with a Federal Park in my area, and getting ZERO communication from management (I left detailed voice mail messages, no calls back and no action), I bit the bullet and called Visclosky's office.

A week later, they called me back for clarification and some other details.

Amazingly enough, shortly thereafter, I got calls from the Federal Park Superintendent.... and action. Problem solved.

He may be a raving Democrat, and represent Unions, Liberals, and Socialists over Conservatives, but when I asked his office for help, they delivered.

This is how it is supposed to work. 

I had always thought it was urban legend.....

So, today, I was doing a bit of cutting with a chainsaw. Somewhere, somehow, I misplaced one of the nuts that hold the bar onto the saw in the grass while changing a chain. (apparently, the nut departed this universe, as I combed the grass and even went over the area with a magnet....?) Not a big deal, I have a spare.....

So, when I was done, on my trip into town, I stopped at the Stihl dealer and picked up 2 extras, so that when I misplace one again, I would be prepared...

And there, as I live and breathe, I saw him. Dude had a more or less brand new 14 inch Stihl chainsaw and not one, not two, but THREE chains. Complaining that "none of them cut worth a damn and only made smoke".

Dude at the counter looked at him, then at me, then ran his finger over the chain.


"It's on backwards" he said. Both of us tried not to laugh.

Harry the whining homeowner looked at the chain.
Looked at the other chains. I stepped up and felt 'em....still sharp as factory new, just discolored from heat from friction.

"Here, let me show you" Counter Dude says.

Harry the whining homeowner just picked up his saw and chains and walked out.


How can anyone be so stupid? 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

BLEG:

I have a guy who contacted me via Email for advice on pistols. However, I live in Indiana outside Chicago and he is in Oregon.....So my help is limited.


Anyone in the Eugene area (or Portland, he apparently lives in both) can help him out?

If so email me and I will put you in contact. Contact me at TheMiddleOfTheRight@gmail.com and I will put you in touch.

Thanks


Friday, July 21, 2017

Second year in row!

We drew (last night) the winning tickets for the three gun raffle my gun club has been doing the past two years...

This is the second year that I have sold two of the three winners. Both times second and third place.

So, if you wanna win first, buy from someone else. If you wanna win one of the other two, buy from me next year.

ETA: Rich, Read your Email!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Toldaya....

Mueller is on a witch hunt.

He's gotta find something to satisfy his DNC masters.

Remember, we are paying for him and his sycophants to keep digging.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I need your Google-Fu

How many acid attacks happened in Britain in the 70's?
80's?
90's?
00's?
10's?

How does this correlate in time with the importation of muslims middle easterners in job lots and/or "diversification"? ?

Can't seem to find any info. But I am betting there is a correlation.

Of course, I am a racist and a islamophobe. (and according to some, a rat bastard and a just plain old meanie, but that isn't important right now).  ....So I see things that the press and liberals (but I repeat myself) can't.....

If they can do it

with drugs....

You can bet that, at some point, someone will do it with C-4 . (or TATP, but the Jiggle might well set that off). 2-4 lbs of C-4 or Semtex will not do a plane any good, structural integrity wise...Plus just the terror part....

And when they do.......then how do you do security?
Seriously....

Via 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Nice try there, fellas

Nice way to try and bash the NRA:

"We Finally Know Why the NRA Didn’t Stand with Philando Castile After a Cop Killed Him"

Except that that isn't the mission of the NRA. That is, rather, the mission of the  ACLU (or the NAACP, maybe).    They are the ones who protect human rights and such.

Was Philando Castile MURDERED by a cop who was scared? Probably. Should the cop be charged with MURDER? I answer yes. But cops get away with actions that would put you and I in jail.

Cops actions are't part of the mission of the NRA. The are a Gun Rights organization. Conflating the two is only done as an attempt to denigrate and undermine the NRA. Saying that many people are confused as to why the NRA was silent on the murder is't really truth. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This is what they let into the country

Britain reaps the harvest:


So many acid attacks (by muslims, but they somehow fail to mention that) in England that the Newspapers are giving instructions on how to give first aid treatment to people attacked with acids or other chemicals.

Acid attack first aid: What you need to do immediately to help victims
Act as quickly as possible to minimise damage to the eyes, skin and surrounding tissues

When one makes friends with a snake, one should not be surprised when one is bitten....

Bringing in these folks who hate your culture, hate your values, hate you because of your religion? Allowing them to settle in your country with no requirement to assimilate? What, exactly, did these folks think was gonna happen?


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interesting:

Perhaps he does not wanna meet

Vince Foster.

Glenn Simpson, the founder of Fusion GPS, the espionage firm which ordered the completely fake Trump ‘dirty dossier’, which John McCain then handed to the FBI, and which Buzzfeed News then published as actual news, has cancelled his testimony before Congress next week.

He'd better have some good life insurance (In the form of documents that can be turned over should anything "happen" to him) if he's gonna survive past the end of the year......

One wonders if we should check on the locations of his wife, kids, parents, etc.


Just sayin'. 

Because Muslim

Read this about pork being banned in public schools in Austria. 
(and it is happening here too)

One more nail in the coffin of Europe, bending over for their Muslim Invaders.

I would bet that in 10 years they will try to keep bacon off of sandwiches in restaurants and pork out of stores here in the US too. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Yup:

Watch this.

Truth hurts.

But it is true nonetheless. 

"Suicide"....

Interesting:

Shades of Vince Foster:


Yeah, everyone who is looking into Hillary's Emails commits "Suicide" in a motel room with a tank of helium.

Helium is an odd way to go. And everyone leaves a note telling everyone clearly that "no foul play whatsoever"...and the authorities believe it... And a receipt for the helium conveniently placed so the investigators cannot miss it....

People connected to investigations into the Clinton's wrondoings activities seem to perish in interesting and obscure ways....

Lots of 'em.

Even folks from Hati:


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Premature legislation:

There may be a time when there is a good reason to impeach Trump. But nothing (yet) has risen to that level, despite the hopes of the Democrats. (which would leave them with Pence, whom I think they would like even less, BTW)..

But nope, one idiot chose to file articles of impeachment against TheDonald.  despite the fact that he is on firm legal ground in his firing of Comey.

Thing is, you can only cry "Wolf!" so many times....which is what this is. One wonders if the country will care next time they do so....If they REALLY have anything, will anyone believe 'em or even pay attention?

Trump Derangement example number 5134.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

You should read

THIS

I cannot confirm the numbers, but they sound right...and plausible. If you can confirm or disprove them, please do so in comments . I'd be interested.

Yeah, I know, believing this makes me a racist. Don't care about being called that anymore....That card' has been played so many times it is worn out.

Found via Feral Irishman (I, at least, admit where I steal content from, unlike some bloggers)

I don't know

if this latest Trump debacle is real or just another thing the Left has ginned up like all the other "scandals" they have been tossing to the Media....


I DO know that if the press had tried even 20% as hard to find shit on Barry the O over the last 8.5 years, they'd have found a lot. But they didn't look, so they didn't. (See also the whole "Birther" thing, and many other items that COULD have been scandals.....)

Or if they had tried even 10% as hard to find shit on Hillary the Pantsuit...we KNOW there was trash to be taken out there, but the press couldn't honestly bother to look for it, nor to honestly report it if they did find it.

It isn't the hard look they are giving Trump that bothers me....it is that they refused to give a similar hard look at Barry and Hillary and their actions that bothers me.

And that, my friends, is why the Press isn't an honest profession anymore. Once, they kept everyone honest. Now, they give us propaganda.

And I know that the "Special Counsel" Robert Mueller, is a joke, wasting tens of thousands of tax dollars per day....He hasn't done more than hire a bunch of his friends and other "approved" people.....He hasn't yet secured the Server that the DNC is using as it's main argument that "the Russians" "Meddled" in our elections....Why hasn't such a crucial piece of evidence been secured? It is, after all, evidence in a Federeal Investigation, so the DNC no longer gets a say......And the press is letting him get away with it.

Perhaps those who say that it is not only the DNC folks, but the "Deep State" establishment that is gunning for Trump. I dunno, but I don't like what I smell here. 

Cynical thought for the day:


Monday, July 10, 2017

This will shock you....

Sometimes Journalists LIE. (One could be charitable and just see it as a perception problem, I guess.....)
Sheriff refutes journalist's account of traffic stop.  Watch the video (skip the middle, it is just radio traffic and ticket writing) and decide.

Stopped for not signalling? OK, maybe bullshit, but still within the rules.

Everything else was polite and professional.

I wish half my traffic stops had been as nice and polite (to be fair, a great number of them were) and professional.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

George Clooney says:

“Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever"

Glowball Waarmenating is likely a lie:

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”

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The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments.

Climate scientists often apply adjustments to surface temperature thermometers to account for “biases” in the data. The new study doesn’t  the adjustments themselves but notes nearly all of them increase the warming trend.

Odd, innit? I mean, there were ZERO adjustments down in temperature....One might think that they were trying to increase the recorded temps or something......Perhaps to "Hide the Decline"....?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

And yet, no word

on the US building a wall or otherwise slowing (or even stopping) the flow of "migrants" to the US.

Bill Gates says Europe must stop African Migrants from entering Europe

Y'know what I find odd?

I find it odd that the computer server for the DNC emails....you know, the one that "The Russians" are supposed to have hacked just before they "hacked the elections" or whatever....

The first piece of evidence in the chain of (vague) accusations that Mr. Mueller is spending inordinate amounts of taxpayer funds "investigating" and all....

Yeah, that server has never been forensically examined by the FBI....Nor any government agency. Nor is it being held in any secure state for evidence....nope. It isn't secure at all. 

The only entity that claims to have examined the server is one employed by the DNC. 

Why is that the case? Why hasn't the FBI done any examinations? Or at least secured the device in order to secure evidence that may be on it?

Either the FBI is a political hack and a joke as an investigative agency, (and Mr. Mueller is, apparently as bad, since he hasn't bothered to do anything about this key piece of evidence either....), or they are simply outrageously inept......on the level of ineptness that the BATF folks have exhibited.

Or, as many have said, the "Russian" meme is simply that, a meme, a lie, a made up story, and the "investigation" is merely a witch hunt.

Pick one, you can't have it both ways.


Why do businesses

Once you do business with them via the Internet feel that this gives them to right to blow up your inbox with promotional emails for a product that I JUST BOUGHT?

I mean, yes, I am sure that somewhere I missed that (already) checked box that said "please, send me 42 emails about your product THIS WEEK, even though I am doing business with you for the first time  (and now the last).

Yes, I wanted those 42 emails, even though I got along fine without them last week....And I am SURE that I selected that box, not that it was prechecked to turn on the flood of endless emails...

And yes, it is because of that that I will shop your competitors next time. They might not be any better at screwing with me by blowing up my inbox without my permission....But I bet one of them won't take 4 pages to unsubscribe from their emails either.


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Tyranny of the State

Charlie Gard:

Yeah, you probably know the name. A young male child, not yet a year old. One who has a likely incurable genetic disease. A child in the care of the State....Socialized Medicine.

A child who has been handed a death sentence by that same State. The State will no longer pay for his medical care. 

On the one hand, this is likely a good decision. Under State care, Charlie will never get better. They have no way to heal him, no way to improve his condition. Likely no one does. The State has chosen not to spend more money trying to save a child they know they cannot save.

That isn't the point.

The point is that the parents haven't given up, and have raised through donations enough money to take their child elsewhere to try other possible treatments. And, if they can do so without cost to the State, they have the right to do so.

Failing that, the parents want their child to die at home, not in a hospital. They have been denied that measure of control as well. The State Knows Better.

However, the State has decided that they cannot do that. That they cannot have their child back, that the parents do not have control over the fate of their child. That the State has chosen Charlie's fate, and the State, with people who (supposedly) know better and who have no interest other than financial can make the decision for the child. They wouldn't allow any transport to other countries for possible experimental treatment that might (maybe, but probably not) save this child. They cannot allow anyone to know that their medical science is inferior to any others, and they must maintain that the STATE is all powerful and has ultimate control over the fate of a child once entrusted to their care.

Their decision is likely the logical one. Desperate measure seldom succeed. But there is no cost to the State for the attempt to save young Charlie Gard's life. no risk for the State, no cost, nothing. Nothing but loss of prestige, and loss of control.

Thus they condemn a dying child to the trash heap.

This only works in a place where the People are disarmed, however. They can do this because the People have no recourse....no way to oppose the State.

If ever there was a reason to oppose Big Government, this is one. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A different viewpoint:

Met a British guy today.

He wished me a "Happy High Treason Day"....


Independence Day

It ain't the "4TH of July."...It is INDEPENDENCE Day.

The day the New nation declared that it was a Nation, and no longer under the control of the King. Not just a new nation, but a new TYPE of nation, under new principles, under new rules....Thus was born the United States of America. A country like no other.




Remember the reason for the fireworks and the celebration and the cookouts and the day off work. Remember WHY we have all of those on this day.

And say a prayer of thanks for the document that they later produced which made this nation the greatest place on earth. And a thank you to whomever you pray to that you live here (if you do), as free as any place on this planet.

Now go enjoy your hot dogs and fireworks.


Sunday, July 2, 2017

BarryCare

How it really works.:


(Which is mostly why it is imploding....no "Shared Risk).
Found at: The zombie apocalypse survival homestead

So it would appear

That Illinois's time has come....or at least the beginning of it.

They'v finally run out of "Other People's Money".

Illinois Must start paying Medicaid bills. Additional $239,000,000.00 each month PLUS an additional BILLION in the next year.

And they don't have the cash.

They haven't had a budget in 3 or 4 years. (How can a state operate without a budget?....Oh yeah , when it is run by Democrats) ETA: Even NEW JERSEY has to have a budget or the State shuts down. How does Illinois operate?

If I had a pension from the State of Illinois or a subsidiary,  I'd be worried. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Double standards....

So the Left, in an obviously planned campaign (gleefully pushed by the Media), has accused Trump of poor taste and bad rhetoric and simply not making twitter comments in good taste.

Perhaps true. He could take the High Road a bit more often.

But a bit of the "Pot calling the kettle" and all that innit?

The rhetoric from the Left, since well before November, has been rude, cheap shitty, disrespectful and just plain cheap shots.

But, as usual, the Left holds their opponents to a higher standard than they do themselves. Perhaps they could learn from the unsolicited advice they have given him. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It is as we expected:

Made up, Democrat and DNC operative and Press (but I repeat myself) bullshit designed to harm Trump and boost ratings. 

Which I would just write off as "politics as usual" except for the fact that Robert Mueller is gonna spend MILLION if not Tens of MILLIONS of your tax dollars looking for something to satisfy his masters...some kind of charge they can level against Donald Trump of his appointees. I object, not to the dirt digging (I actually approve of that!) but to the character assassination and to the fact that it is PUBLIC FUNDS tat are paying for it.

And the sad part is that all the liberals, even the formerly (somewhat) rational ones are frothing at the mouth for someone to find something on Trump....no objection to a Special Counsel who has nothing to point to to start his investigation except some meme put forth a few days post-Hillary defeat by the DNC to explain their terrible loss....Which the Media jumped on and repeated enough that it took on a (artificial) life of it's own.....


Again: I don't object to an investigation of the accusations. I DO object to the fact that the accusations are made up from Whole Cloth and that the U.S. Taxpayers are paying for it. Let the Media do its job, and find some (real) dirt that can be proved.



Monday, June 26, 2017

They oughta impeach

Each and every single judge that stayed Trump's Travel Ban. Each and every one of them. The ban was legal, Constitutional, and well within the powers of the President to enact.

The Supremes said so.

Any and all of the Judges in the Circuit courts, by their actions, have shown that they are not able to be dispassionate nor apolitical, but rather are partisan hacks. Which disqualifies them from, you know, actually adjudicating according to law.


Damn. 10 minutes

That is a LONG time to be giving CPR. I'm in decent shape and I start sweating about the 3 minute mark. Tired after 5.

I bet that last 5 must have been hell.

But he saved the dude's life.

Chicago police officer saves life of man who collapsed on basketball court.

I'm not sure I could give CPR for 10 minutes.
Could you?


Sunday, June 25, 2017

If it weren't

A win for free speech

And notice that the Federal nor State Government cannot legislate tolerance.

On the one hand, I believe that a business should be allowed to discriminate/Refuse Service against anyone they choose to. Gays, blacks, whites, chinese,Muslims, Catholics  martians, single women, single men, Women with short hair, CisBiGenderQueersWhatever with(or without) purple hair, Fuzzies, dogs, unshaven men (or women), cats, sheep (especially sheep),  etc.....Camels too.

Now, if they go out of business because someone objects to that discrimination and tells everyone about it on Social Media, and people stop buying at their business or decides not to use those services....then tough shit for them.

But they get the choice to be stupid and Walk their Talk, be it religious, bigotry, stupidity,  or just plain muleishnes.

So, on the one hand, I find this Court of Appeals decision good.

On the other hand, the law has a bunch of language that essentially makes Christianity the State Religion, which I object to.

And the law allows public servants to choose to use a "Religious Objection" as a reason to not do their job....such as City and County clerks to choose to NOT issue marriage licenses. Which is wrong. If you are a Clerk, and you object to something your job requires, you can quit, but you can't just not do your job.

So this is a halfway win for freedom, but a fail for Constitutionality and for making certain Public Servants do their job...

I'd expected better from the 5th Court.....

Saturday, June 24, 2017

So izzit "just a piece of paper?"

So we have, at least, a First Amendment issue, and at least a Fourth Amendment issue.


Yet, we get "Qualified Immunity" once again.

At what point are officers gonna be held personally liable for their actions? Until they are, then we will have cases like this.


I get it. A noise complaint. Then they want to use that as an excuse to search, because that is what cops do. Then they mock and verbally abuse a woman, because bullies...(Which a lot of cops are, and a lot more aren't, so don't tell me in comments how cops are pigs and all that shit, ok?) AND THE COURT SAYS IT IS WRONG BUT LETS 'EM GET AWAY WITH IT ANYWAY!
Until the courts begin punishing cops for this, our Constitution is, indeed, just a piece of paper. And our Constitutional rights are just words. And the cops oath is just so many words as well.



Good:

Businesses damaged in riots in Baltimore sue city, Ex mayor, Top Cop for damages. 
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Bout time this started happening. Failing to protect those who are forced to pay taxes for that "Protection" should be punishable. Those officials in positions of who give the orders to "Stand Down" and to "Give them the space to destroy" should be liable for damages....Not for their failure in their attempt to protect but for choosing not to even try.

Individual cops were not given the resources nor backup to be able to prevent the looting and rioting.

Their commanders failed both them and the city. The Mayor failed everyone.  
They should be PERSONALLY liable for the damage they allowed, by their inaction, to occur. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

How can I believe anything the FBI claims?

I mean, there have been some things that looked "fishy" in the past, and some stuff that was obviously just politically motivated....

But really?

The gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn’t have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, FBI officials said Wednesday...They said he acted alone and had no connections to terror groups. But they said they had not yet clarified who, if anyone, he planned to target, or why, beyond his animus toward President Donald Trump and the Republicans he felt were ruining the country...“At this point in the investigation, it appears more spontaneous,” Slater said.  Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress written on it, Slater said, but the note lacked any further context and there was no evidence from his computer, phone or other belongings that indicated he planned to target those officials...He also took pictures of the baseball field where he would later fire more than 60 shots. “The FBI does not believe that these photographs represented surveillance of intended targets,” the FBI said 

I can no longer believe anything the FBI or it's agents tell me.

Move along, Nothing to see here, Citizen.

In other news:  "We have NEVER been at war with EastAsia".


ETA: (found via INSTY)  P much what I said, only written better:retty

There’s no reason to beat around the bush here: what the FBI is claiming is mind-boggling when they claim the shooter had no target in mind. Consider the number of accidents of circumstance you would have to believe were going on here to not have the shooter doing what seems obvious from every piece of evidence we have: researching and planning for an attack on Republicans of some kind, particularly looking for an opportunity when security will be low and vulnerability will be high. This was an attack, not an “anger management” problem.

Step back, though, and think on the institutional conclusions here. Considering how ludicrous the FBI’s conclusions are as it relates to an attack on the third ranking member of the House of Representatives, you might reconsider whether to trust the FBI’s conclusions in other areas, as well. And this is how our faith in institutions is degraded: steadily, gradually, with incident after incident where men in suits stand in front of microphones and make claims we know are not the whole truth.

No free speech

At least not in Europe:

German Police raid homes of 36 people:

German police have carried out a series of raids, targeting people suspected of posting hate content on social media.
and in Britain: 

I don't think I'd move there if you paid me. I often dislike some of what I read here in the US, but I will stand fast to fight for the right to say it. 
Who defines "Hate Speech"? 

I just don't get it

While I never thought that GOP Congressmen and Senators were incredibly intelligent, one would think that they can tell the difference between ObamaCare Lite and REPEAL.

I know 4 year olds that have that much cognitive ability.

So either they really like the idea of Socialized Medicine, or they are Rilly, Rilly Stupid.

And this bill really doesn't fix any of the significant failures of BarryCare.

I stand with the GOP Senators that will vote against their Party and against this legislation. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Border wall

Now with Solar Panels.

Which means he has now conflicted at least 25% of the opposition.

If he'd put windmills every 100 yards, he'd get even more support from the other side.....

Add in "Fair Trade" timbers and "Sustainable" netting and he'd have at least 5/8 of the opposition demanding the wall..... 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A perfect example

Of when Trump Derangement Syndrome and "Journalism" cross paths.

A total loss of rationality. And objectivity too.

It is amazing that anyone can find someone to publish this sort of shit drivel. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Odd, this was OK 8 years ago.

When the Democrats were jamming ObamaCare up our ass:

Now they want a place at the table on Trump's revision of ObamaCare. One that removes some of the freebies and some of the waste.

One that (supposedly, we don't know) will make it a viable plan.

Guess they'll have to "Pass it to find out what's in it", just like 8 years ago.

(actually, I don't like it, and I want to see what is in it before the vote is taken. But innit interesting how, when their tactics are used against 'em, that the DNC types get a pissy? Sauce/Goose/Gander, and all that.

And the Democrats and the Media (but, again, I repeat myself) keep conflating "Health Care" with Health Care Insurance"....they are either stupid or deliberately lying to keep their socialist program alive.....

Yer gonna smile


Hell, yer gonna laugh.

Monday, June 19, 2017

'Tis interesting:

So some asshole white guy struck back against those acts of terrorism by muslims in the UK.

Sadly, he likely struck against the wrong folks. This is a tragedy. And bad, and wrong...And, as the authorities have stated, Terrorism.

However, one has to ask: Why was it IMMEDIATELY identified as terrorism? When a Muslim person does the attack, it takes hours or days for the "Authorities" to claim (or admit) Terrorism. This time, with what was appears to be a white man being the perpetrator, it was called Terrorism nearly immediately.

Why the rush this time?


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy father's day

To all the Dads out there, especially mine. I was lucky, I had a good dad. Hope you did too...




For the more urban folks, if you know who yer daddy is, and if he isn't in prison, you should call him today. 

Droppin' like....

Flounder.

Steven Furst has passed.

Christ, I must be getting old. all these actors from my youth are dropping dead.  

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Just in time for summer:

Yeah, one wonders about the timing.....


This oughta make for a "lively" weekend

Minneapolis cop acquitted in fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

I dunno. He seemed panicky in the video, like he knew he had overreacted. And Castile never took the gun out of his pocket. He DID inform the officer, which, according to the video from the squad car, is when he got shot.

I wasn't there, and neither were you. But having said that, I don't see how, were I on that jury, could have voted for acquittal.

YMMV.


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Of course we can't.





Of course, we all knew he was either stupid, or lying.

Now there is this...and THIS

Good thing we didn't start drilling in 2012. Why, then our gas might be under a dollar.....

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Why is it always the Leftists

Who are so violent? Who believe that violence is ok if the victim is someone with whom they disagree.....?

Dude was a Bernie supporter and very Anti-Republican and Anti-Trump.

Story HERE  (And since the story is from CNN you know it is true, factual, unbiased and complete)

Since there is no bleating amongst the Democrats or the media (but, again, I repeat myself) about "Assault Weapons" and such, I am assuming that it was a more or less standard hunting rifle, rather than an AR type of firearm....although I don't know for sure.




Heh:

Glowbal Warmenating Climate Changerizing study cancelled in Canadia because of 'Unprecedented Ice"

Crown Point School board backs asinine decision by School Administrator:

Well, they (finally) returned my calls.

"The Crown Point School Board fully supports the decisions made by Principal Chip Pettit in the matter regarding the graduation ceremony on June 6",

Well, at least they were clear and not wishy-washy the way so many Bureaucrats are. It does, however, show their true colors.

Article HERE in the local fishwrap.

This will be noticed by the community. Anger is high, and next election, I expect that there will be changes. Folks here don't forget.

The excuse is that he would have been given a special "cord" to denote his military service. Who among us would have recognized the significance of a colored cord?  Other local schools have allowed graduates to walk in the ceremonies with their military uniforms. They don't have to hide behind some unknown and unwritten "Policy"

Yet this ass hides behind that same  "Policy". Which shows his unsuitability for the position he holds as a school administrator. (I asked if they could show me a written policy and they could not....odd that).

Or, it could be that he is a Leftist and was making his own statement.

Make your best guess here. I know which one I think is true.

One would wonder, if a Sikh or a muslim woman in chador wanted to walk the graduation, would they have allowed them to walk without the cap?  Is there a policy for that? 

Flag day

In 1777, on this day, our Flag, the symbol of the USA, was formally adopted.

While to many, the Flag is just a piece of cloth, to me it is they symbol of what the US is, stands for, and what it can become.

Attempting to burn a Flag in my presence, or otherwise disrespecting it, is not a safe thing to do.


meme twist

I like how it has gone from reporters telling us about a "DNC claim of russian intereference" to "possible russian interference", to a solid "Russian intereference in the elections"

And yet, there has been no evidence of any at all.

Whoever is driving the media on this has done a masterful job, really. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

All you folks who mock TheDonald:

Remember this?

"After Obama-mocking rodeo clown, Missouri fair requires 'sensitivity training'"

Now that the shoe is on the other hand, would you like to adhere to your own rules?

I'm all for it, either way, but be consistent. If we get to mock and disrespect presidents all out of the bounds of decency, then we can have fun in 4 years....Don't whine when we bruise the ego of your candidate if he/she wins....

You really won't like how it ends....

And remember: This is what the Left considers acceptable today:


Just think if we'd done that with a Barry mask. Think of the OUTRAGE! on CNN and the rest of the MSM....(and outrage would have been the correct response....why isn't it correct here? ) Where are the Media on this??


Monday, June 12, 2017

We can only hope

Priebus has been told to either do his job or he is out.

I look forward to 4 July

Oh, hellz no

We already spend way too much on the Puerto Rican failed state.

They've bankrupted the island,....

No fucking way should we give 'em statehood.

They'll just help fuck up the USA faster.

What we oughta do is toss 'e, back. Revoke their Territorial status.

Without the US, the island would sink into complete poverty. We've spent enough money there for no gain. And they apparently can't even get their shit together with our help. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

He must have missed

Shot his victim only in the hand.....with a shotshell filled with Rice Krispies...?

Failed Cereal Killer?

(sorry, I just had to....)

So when, exactly

did it become acceptable for mid 20's to 40's women to be so.....fat large?

I was on the beach today, which is unusual, I usually avoid them on the weekends...Which was when I noticed that the slimmest girl thre was what, in my day, would have been called overweight.


I mean, I understand, up to a point, but when you are in your mid 20's there is no excuse for having saddlebags like that on your hips, nor saddlebags AND a serious muffin top in your 30's. Looking like a barrel isn't acceptable, at any age.....And if you are egg shaped, then, seriously, don't you have a mirror? Or any pride, for that matter?

Guys of that age seem to find this acceptable, however, so some of the blame is on them, I suppose. They seem to be happy with extreme plump women.....

Yes, I get it, I am "Fat Shaming"...But if you are fat, then you should be ashamed.

Jesus, ladies, if you are 40+ lbs overweight at 25, what will you look like when you are 50?

And yes, the size of women has gone up over the years. (Scroll down for a chart) I checked before I wrote this. There is no longer a size six or eight, really, today....

ETA: Yes, there are some overweight men of the same age too, but overall, the percentage of fat young men hasn't changed much. The percentage of fat young women has increased. Greatly.

And yes, I know the difference between skinny, healthy, and fat.




Thursday, June 8, 2017

In my backyard....

The school folks once again show their liberal bias:

Young marine banned from High School Graduation ceremony because he was wearing his marine uniform. 

I'm thinkin' Immna call the Mayor and, if I can find 'em, the members of the school board and ask why Principal Chip Pettit is still employed.

Liberals. It is disease of the mind.

Update:
The mayor's office refused to comment except that it wasn't his responsibility, but rather that of the school board.... and NO ONE at the school board was "In" today. Odd, that.

I did leave Voicemails, but really don't expect any response. Apparently there are a LOT of calls about this, according to the lady who was on the switchboard. 

So Comey's testimony

Amounted to......


Nothing. ?.?
If the Donald did anything immoral, illegal, or in any other way bad, no one can find a way to pin anything on him.

This whole debacle was a big to do about nothing, and it appears to have been designed to gin up some bad thoughts about the President among the uninformed and the DNC voters (but
I repeat myself).

I fail to see what the benefit of all of this was. Those open minded folks who look at facts will either support the President or not according to his actions. The Democrats already hated Trump so there was no gain there. The Republican voters disliked the Democratic politicians, now they dislike them even more...The TDS folks aren't rational, so they really don't matter anyway.

I fail to see the point in all this, except to give the talking head pundits something to pontificate about. The DNC folks won nothing (and now look foolish), the RNC folks gained nothing, and TheDonald came out of this stronger than before.




Wednesday, June 7, 2017

And yet....

It NEVER MENTIONS THE "Prophet". Nowhere does it say "Mohammed".

Yet the Muslims folk are all in a tither.

Billboard sparks outrage amongst Muslims in Indianapolis,

Interesting.



Sorry for the quality of the pic.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thought for the dae:

 “Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.”

Ronald Reagan. 

Dark of moon,

6 of June

1944.

The Normandy Landings begin.

Operation Overlord has begun.

D-Day.

The beginning of the end for Germany.

Remember. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

London terror aftermath:

12 people were arrested.

12.

Ten plus two.

How is it that the cops knew how (and who) to arrest just hours after such an attack?

How is it that they couldn't stop this, if they knew who was aiding these folks?

I mean, it isn't like they are questioning the terrorists that the police shot dead, izzit?

Where did the leads they followed up on for the arrests come from?

These boys were known to the authorities, or else they'd still be trying to identify them....and the Government folks wouldn't have been this far in any investigation. 

'Twas a great performance

Had dinner and a concert with my parents and MC in Chicago...

Beautiful afternoon for parking and walking in Wriglyville for dinner and then to the concert.

Early dinner at Mia Francesca.

Then a short walk to the theater to get in line for the concert.

Security at the entrance was a joke. But the security folks did put on a great show....Everyone got scrutinized, patted down, and purses and bags searched....It was, as I said, a great show of security.....

I DID smuggle two knives in, just to see if I could.

Not huge ones, but they could have been.

Hell, I could have carried a 1911 and at least 3 mags, the personal body search was so perfunctory....
Probably not a backpack full of nails though, they were checking backpacks and purses for bottles of alcohol (didn't want competition for the bar inside).

Event Security during the concert was vigilant, however. Gotta give props for that. I'm not sure what good unarmed security can do, but they WERE watching everyone.

The Rodrigo y Gabriela concert was a good one. Good warm up by Ryan Sheridan and a great performance by the headliners.

All in all a great evening.

I think the Splodey Jihadi types were busy elsewhere....


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Quote for the day:

" 'Tis better to run out of Tangoes than to run out of ammo"

A good thought for today's world....Especially when some of those unvetted Somali refugees recently brought here get with someone from Dearbornistan for support and radicalize some second generation muslims here in the US and start their own brand of shenanigans....

It has already happened: San Bernardino, Orlando, etc (ETA 9-11-01 how could I forget that?). The media has done all they can to discount it, along with the Feds, but you know it for what it is....

Doesn't have to be Guns or Explosives either, as we have seen in Europe. Trucks, bombs, knives. They all work. Even poison gasses or poisons in water can be used.....if you are a monster....

But here is the thing. If you cower in fear, they win. I am going to a concert tonight in Chicago. There, I have to be unarmed, as they don't have reciprocity with Indiana (or anyone, I think). I'm not going to miss my concert just because some Islamic Jihadist terrorists have been successful elsewhere.

Otherwise, they win by default. 

Gunshow report:


The day was wonderful. Arrived at 11:00 local Saturday. Sunny, Warm, Temps in the upper 70's. No line at the door.

Lots of ammo, even rimfire. Pricing was better, but not good. I expect that it will continue to decrease a bit.

Nearly anything for sale. Pistols and rifles and all, new or used. Pricing on new was better as well. Lots of AR stuff, pricing was decent if not good.

Few bargains to be found, however.

Attendance was less than expected. I know a fair percentage of the vendors at that show, and they were surprised at the poor attendance. Some folks didn't think they'd break even.

I didn't see many buyers. The weather may have affected the attendance some, but even if it were raining I doubt that the venue would have been full. he interest just doesn't seem to be there now that there is a Second-Friendly Republican in the White House.

I came home with 98.73% of the cash I took. I did order a stock for a project rifle I will be starting.


Saturday, June 3, 2017

I'm off to the Gunshow


So, while I am gone, you might want to read THIS.

Yes, it is a bit biased. But it is, also, Truth.



Thanks to all that gave condolences and comfort Re: Bob the Cat



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Disapproving cat....

is disapproving no more




The vet was going to come out at noon. Bob chose his own way out and passed the Bridge at 4 AM instead.

My friend Bob is in pain no more.

Rescued 7 years ago when some asshole abandoned him. He was starving when I found him. Hard to catch fieldmice when it is -15 F. Damned near frozen to death too....All he wanted was food, shelter, and love. I gave that. He gave back in spades.

He was FIV positive. Which is what killed him, ultimately.

'Twas a good 7 years. I think they were good for him as well. He seemed happy and content until Tuesday. The decline was swift.

I shall miss him. If  y'all could say a word to whomever you pray to for him, that'd be much appreciated.



I might not blog for a bit.