Saturday, September 30, 2017

Just so you know:

Today, in 1960, was the day TheFlintstones was first broadcast.

This was the first animated show ever to be broadcast in prime time.

And generation of kids watched it in reruns for DECADES.


Lack of communication

Didja ever notice that some folks (CoughLeftistsCough) hear what they *think* you said rather than what you actually said? And no matter how carefully you phrase something, they hear it through the filter of their preconceptions.

Even after you carefully repeat your statement, then carefully rephrase it?

How do you communicate with folks like that? When they cannot overcome their biases to actually hear what you said (or wrote).

(Yes, I am referring to CP and others)


Friday, September 29, 2017

And can't we all say that about our jobs?

 "I’m really good at it, and I really like it. And it’s heartbreaking to me it doesn’t pay what I feel it should.” Read that again: It isn't fair that I can't get paid what I want for what I want to do...

My heart bleeds for her. We'd all like to make more money at what we do.

We all gotta make choices. Sometimes it means doing what we gotta rather than what we want to do as a career. If what we want to do doesn't pay enough, the we gotta find something that does. One does not have to be an academic.



Like I said:

Puerto Rico's issues are cause by Puerto Rico's government.

Much like Hurricanes Katrina, the planning, response post hurricane and recovery was, to a large extent, helped or hindered  by the local and state government's competence (or lack, in some cases) (compare the recovery of Louisiana to Mississippi ferinstance).

Puerto Rico's government has, apparently no competetence.

The aid is there, the containers are piling up by the thousands, but there are no cleared roads to take it anywhere....and there is no plan as to where to take it. No one knows what is needed, or where, and no one has planned clearing of any routes to those locations that they haven't planned, nor have they arranged any method of transportation to get it there.

The failures here are not those of George Bush Trump, but of (again) the liberal government officials. It ain't like this is the first time a hurricane has hit the island. What damage will happen, and where, and how much aid and where (and how) to distribute it should be an easy plan to make, really.   

Leftists:

Especially ones with Trump Derangement Syndrome.

I find it sad.

And while the double standard is terrible, the worse part is that the books would have been an asset to the library, but were rejected for political reasons....and just plain spite. 

'Cause (quite bluntly) they usually stay in the South Side of Chicago.....

"We don't typically see incidents like this," Smith said. "This would be very unusual for Six Flags."

9 young outstanding citizens beat 12 year old boy and his parents at amusement park.

Wanna guess the melanin content of the parties involved?

 A gang of animals, really. Don't know civilized behavior. Likely raised by Grandma. Prolly no Dad at all.

Yeah, again, I know, I'm a racist for pointing this out. Stopped caring what y'all call me a while back.

This sort of shit doesn't happen in county fairs in rural Kansas or Indiana or Oklahoma or other Red cities though. Only at or near bigger cities. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Still pushing it

The "Russian interference" Meme....Now with FaceBook.

And yet, Facebook itself has done much to influence elections....Unfairly, in my opinion. And we haven't seen any disclosure as to who else bought ads for or against candidates in any of the races in 2016...

Does George Soros get to do ads for or against a candidate? If so, why are his ads different than the "Russian" ads? How about the socialist Michael Bloomberg? How abut all the 'Pacs(s) that have poorly defined (if at all) funding sources?

Yes, free speech applies. They are American Citizens. I got that. But still, why are they OK and some vaguely "Russian" ads not? 

Prototypes

Border wall sections going up.

I think this is a Good Thing.

No more platitudes about "Border Security". No more lies about "Committed to our nations security" or "Stop illegal immigration". No more wasted money on high-Tech solutions that don't really stop anyone.

I have, for years, said we either needed to get serious about our border or need to stop wasting money on border control and our Border Patrol
Look like Donnie is finally getting serious.

'Bout time.

Hugh Hefner

News reports he has passed at the age of 91.

By all reports, he had a good, fun life.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

SCARY.

Socialist are growing in power:

What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be. I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.


These are the words of the Mayor of New York City.

If he gets his way, the city will be broke again in 5 years, and people will be fleeing.

In 10 years, it will be like Caracas.


Well,

Today was both harder and easier than I expected.


The day started at 0700 well below minimums, but the forecast was for better weather at 10.

They were right.

Clear to 7000 but with a wind at 330 at 7 knots. Cool.

Did the preflight, found water, drained a bit more, found just a trace of water, called the hangar guy, he drained a LOT more, we let it settle, no water. OK!.

Takeoff was pretty good, we flew south and did some turns. The wind made it a bit harder to do 'em smoothly, but I managed. S-turns with the wind weren't too bad, but then the gusts started. 7 knots gusting to 27. I still made a decent s-turn both starting to the left and to the right, although my altitude control could have been better. I now see why this is a skill I need to master.

Turns around a point were ok, but could have been better. I kept my distances fairly well, but the gust made that a LOT harder than it should have been. Again, my altitude control sucked. I was up and down around the circle, gaining and losing about 200 feet. We also did some practice approaches flying with a road as a simulated runway from 3000' to about 1500 feet. Again, the wind made me work to keep my course. This was the first time I felt like I was fighting to maintain my course.

Then we did some pattern work, The gusts were more frequent. and my approach was ok, but my course control as I flew over the runway at 100' was...lacking. Again, I was fighting the gusts. Mike decided to do the landing and demonstrated a crosswind landing on runway 36, with the wind at 320. I understand the concept but need some practice to maintain my heading like that.

My taxiing continues to improve. One thing I did was to hold onto the dash with my left hand so I didn't start to try to steer with my hand instead of my feet...until I needed aileron to fight the wind.
I'm also figuring out when to use the nosewheel and when to use the brakes to steer, and when to blend them.

1.5 hours.





And it begins

The backlash against the NFL.

Good.

I may have to go buy a suit. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Didja notice?

Months ago: A white kid goes to a black church and shoots some worshippers and we get all sorts of coverage on the media and then a condemnation of all things Confederate because in ONE Facebook post he was wearing something with a Confederate flag on it....

Days ago: We get a (black) Sudanese immigrant who posted several posts Pro Jihad and then goes and shoots several people in a (mostly) white church and the press does all it can to bury the incident at all, and COMPLETELY ignores the pro Jihadi pats of his Social Media...and does their best to downplay the fact that he is an immigrant.

Odd that, Innit?


A pozitive developement

In the NFL debacle.

Seems that enough fans have requested refunds from DirecTV Sunday Ticket that the company has made it a policy to refund the money of subscribers who wish to cancel their subscription over the NFL anthem idiocy.

Good.
Hit the NFL folks where they will feel it most:
In the bank account. They'll notice than. Betcha they change their tune when their revenues drop by 30%.





Y'know....

A thought occurred to me.....(yes, it happens, sometimes even twice in a week).

If Colin Kapernick had simply waited a year, he'd be on a contract and making somewhere north of $20 million a year.

And he could have taken a great deal of that money and used it to actually DO something to improve the situation of young black men. Maybe teach 'em a trade or teach 'em how not to look like a Yo and get the attention of police or something. I dunno.


I do know that he could have made a greater difference had he been a player in the NFL than he is now....which is nothing. He now has zero effect on the situation he was protesting. He hasn't fixed a thing, and now never will.

And had he taken that path his adoptive (white) mother who raised him with the best of everything wouldn't hate him and be embarrassed by him now.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Double standards.....

Rightspeak is ok, badspeak is not:

Just a few short days ago  the Leftists were all for shutting down free speech when the National Socialists were doing their stupidity......


Yet today, we are supposed to support Free Speech 'cause this time it is for a Good Cause or something  when the NFL idiots did their little tantrum.

And the Leftists aren't even smart enough to realize the irony. 

Interesting:

Ordering the players to stand and respect the Anthem is a BadThing. .

But ordering the players to stay inside the locker room in a half-hearted, half-assed, cowardly display of not taking a stand is ok.
Double standards of the leftists. 

Question:

So the assholes NFL players (and, by their support, the owners, managers, and NFL management) think that it is OK to protest the (perceived) bad treatment of some black me by officers: To wit the deaths when resisting arrest or otherwise failing to comply with lawful orders.....In other words, instead of taking their lumps when caught, they run, fight, kick, resist, scream, spit, struggle and endanger the officers who are arresting them.  
Perhaps they are right, and some officers target young black me. Or it could be that young black men make themselves a target by their actions and how and where they drive. Not part of my point here.

Are these National police? Are they Federal cops?

Nope most of the cops who interact with the groups that they claim (although statistics don't bear it out) are disproportionally killing black men are LOCAL cops.

So why are they disrespecting a National symbol? Hating on their country? Why not blame their local government? You know, the one that they have the power to elect or replace? 

Just a thought:

The Steelers player with the biggest balls is Alejandro Villanueva.

He did what he thought was right, and went against his teammate's wishes.

I respect him for that.

Make no mistake, I think his teammates are cowards. Either stand, or kneel, but don't hide. Next time, make your position known.




Should count as two

Landings, that is. Glad that wasn't MY aircraft today.

Still no wind, so still no turns around a point. Today we did some reviews of skills I had learned previously and then just flew. I am getting better, smoother, and am learning more about flying. Climbs, descents, turns. All getting smoother and my power management is better.

Then some patterns.

My first landing today was a very smooth touch and go. If I could do it like that every time, I'd be happy.

The second one....not so much.

Approach was good, but I flared about 20 feet too high I was 10 feet off the runway when the stall horn went off and I ran out of airspeed....And bounced. Hard. then sideways, then hard on the runway. I didn't damage the aircraft, but, as I said, I'm glad it was someone else's plane. Pretty sure I know what I did wrong.

7.7 hours, 3 (or 4, depending) landings.




SO all these players

Each making MILLIONS of dollars.

And they disrespect the flag and country which makes their success possible.

Ok, they have that right. Yep, they do. I disagree with their actions, yet I support their right to do such asinine things.

They protest the "inequalities" of the treatment of blacks. The barriers to success.....and other undefined unfairness

Yeah, maybe there is something there.. Maybe. But cops go to folks where there is more likelihood of a bust. If one looks like a thug, then one gets treated like a thug. Having a police record is a barrier to success.

But, (and here is the point of this post) how many of those million dollar salary earning players who are protesting are spending any of their personal fortunes or their time helping the blacks in their community to succeed and get ahead? How many are teaching how to succeed and (most especially) how not to fail?

'Cause they could make a HUGE difference, if they could be bothered to actually, you know, DO something, rather than a disrespectful kneel. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

All for free speech

Seriously. I support the rights of those NFL players who wish to make a statement. If they want to join the trend and oppose the white man (who is the source of most of the funds that pay their salaries) and disrespect the Anthem and the Flag and the country for which they stand.....They have every right.

And I will begin telling the advertisers who give money to the TV stations and networks that if they advertise on NFL games that I will find competing products. And when this begins to hurt the TV revenue, then maybe the dollars spent on the broadcast rights will drop.

and maybe, just maybe, that, along with the reduced revenue from ticket sales will get the NFL teams attention.

I would like to see each and every one of those idiot players (and managers, and other team members) who fail to stand and either salute or in some other way respect our Anthem and our flag be fired, or suspended or otherwise negatively impacted.

I think the fact that Kapernick is unable to find a job is a fitting end to his childish actions.

I'd like to see this happen to each and every one of his co-conspirators.

And until it does, except to find out advertisers, I'll not watch.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some e-mails to write to some companies.


AAAND once again,

Puerto Rico wants the US to bail them out post hurricane.

Which I wouldn't think would be a bad idea, except that the cittizens pay no Federal Income Tax.

And, of course, they have a government that is broke, and nearly bankrupt, so they have no money to pay for their own fixes after Hurricane Irma.
They can't pay their own bills. They can't help themselves.

Now, I am all for humanitarian aid, but rebuilding? Fuck That. Let 'em rebuild their own country. The only time they want US intervention and laws is when they need help.




Saturday, September 23, 2017

Gunshow

Dunes Rifle and Pistol club is having their fall gunshow. in Valparaiso Indiana.

See me there. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

About that "end of the world" thing:

Yeah, maybe not so much:

Man who claimed the world would end on Sept 23 2017 says "NeverMind".

Huh, Imagine that.

"Prick"

So today there was NO wind. Zero. Calm.

So no Turns around a Point, no S-Turns. Kinda woulda been pointless.

So, instead, I got briefed on how to deal with an Engine Out Situation.

Then I took off and flew south to the "Practice Area"  and we went over the procedures again.

Then Mike demonstrated.

My turn.

3K feet (~2200 AGL) gives (more or less) 3.5 miles of glide.

Pull power back.

Pick a field
navigate towards it while:

Do you checks. Fuel, mags, etc.

Make your radio call.

Set up for landing.

Lots of time. And yet not much either.

So I did it twice. THought I was comfortable,

Did some stalls. Power Off and Power On.

Started back to the airport. Was about 3 miles away, just ready to make my first radio call when the power went away.

Mike says: "you have just lost your engine".

I looked over at him while trimming for 65 KIAS. "Prick".

And chose a (soybean) field.
Did the procedure.

and realized as I began my approach that the field I had chosen had a linear sprinkler across it.

Fuck. That woulda been bad.

But, I added power, climbed to 1700' and entered the pattern and did a really nice landing.

Plus, my Taxiing is better. Still needs work, but better.

He says I'm the first student to call him bad names, ever.




Oh, Jesus,

Are we really supposed to think that this isn't a propaganda campaign? That the News Media isn't conspiring to set or change public opinion? That they aren't a propaganda arm of the DNC?

Zuckerberg is gonna show us ads that "might have" had "Russian influence".

This a day after the media gave Hillary a tour so she could give us her version of how she thinks the election should have gone.

And the nighttime talk shows all had either Hillary on their show or had commentary....and said shows got commentary on the morning news shows so there was even MORE coverage.

It is, all about the meme.

And since the "Russian influence" meme died, they are trying to resurrect it.

And the News Media wonders why they have no credibility anymore.

Hillary seems to be like a Zombie. No matter what you shoot her with, she still gets up and comes at you again.
Perhaps someone needs to shoot her in the head. I am told that is the only way to kill Zombies.


Now, to clear my head of this propaganda, as soon as the fog lifts, I'm gonna go fly.




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Pretty much today

Pretty much, today is the day that they gotta find you if you are trapped by debris from the earthquake in Mexico.

Yes, some folks like longer, but, statistically, if they don't find you today, alive, then they will find you later, dead.

Say a prayer for all those folks in Mexico.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

1.4 more

Fog this AM, but it burned off by 9, so I showed up at quarter to 10 and preflighted the 172. When my instructor showed at 5 'til, we had a short instruction period and then we took off on Runway 18 and flew south.

More stalls, (the 172 is harder to stall than the 150 and better behaved when it does) both power off and power on, then S-turns, which were kinda hard to do because the wind was variable and gusting. I got it right at the end, but the wind was causing me issues for most of the turns.

One approach with a go around and then one landing. I still need more practice taxiing.

I am, however, getting more comfortable and some stuff, like holding altitude and heading is easier and more automatic now. Less thinking, as it were.

I think I am getting this, if slowly. 

Yup



That pretty much covers it.

Now go forth and do better in the next election(s).

And please, stop giving Hillary any credence.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SO who benefits?

Chicago (thank GOD I don't live there, but I do get their TV and radio) has a Beverage Tax. Something like a penny per ounce of sweetened soda...or sports drink. Or Tea. Or any beverage that uses sweetener.

The tax was sold as a way to reduce obesity. But now that folks are bitching complaining about their increased soda cost to their local Councilpersonages demanding a repeal of the tax,  there is a concerted push to convince folks that the hotfoot they are getting is, after all, in their best interest....all "paid for by none other than Michael Bloomberg". Which I find odd, 'cause he isn't (AFAICT) a part of the Chicago Political Machine....and he is spending HUGE money buying ad time on radio, TV Newspapers, billboards, etc.

What is he getting out of it. Where is his payoff payback? He's investing tens of millions, and I doubt that is is just because he really thinks that the tax will really prevent heart disease, kidney disease, obesity, diabetes and halitosis.

Is this just Social Engineering? I mean, the Cook County politicians never met a tax they didn't like, and they need the money so they can keep lining the pockets of their friends and relatives the City from going broke.....Without it, they will have to lay off something like 1 in 5 useless workers...All of whom vote.

But how/where does Michael Bloomberg come to this party?

So what does she wear?


I mean, if cotton causes her to freak out, does she only wear artificial fibers?

Or does she wear jeans? T-shirts. Does she sleep only on bamboo sheets. Rayon? Nylon? Does she wear blouses and shirts made from any natural fiber like linen?
'Cause linen and cotton were picked by slaves...In her world cotton is offensive, and I am sure linen would be too if she knew what it looked like.
How about leather shoes and belts and jackets? Slaves raised cattle too.

So,  again, is she wearing and using only rayon, nylon and polyester?

Or is it only cotton.... 'cause she was raised and educated that slaves picked cotton....and she is trying so desperately to find something to be offended by?

At some point someone needs to just bitch-slap these folks.

Monday, September 18, 2017

1.4 and stalls

Stalls are FUN! Easy too.

No landing yet, but did several smoother descents and one approach.

I'm getting much smoother with the controls and some things are becoming automatic. Seems as if my workload is decreasing.

Starting to really like this.

ETA: Oh, and I made my first radio call on Unicom today.


Odd, that

So in St Louis there are protests over the acquittal of a police officer for shooting a black dude. Now, the community waited since 2011 for "justice". It does appear that there was evidence planting and some other shennanigans. But Anthony Smith was no angel either, so there is room for doubt both ways, really.

The protests there,  as protests do, turned violent. Yet the organizers claim that THEY are peaceful and that the violence was perpetrated by “a group of agitators"....And the media is pushing this story.

Of course, when it was right leaning protestors, the entire group was castigated for violence, even though it also was blamed on an outside group of agitators....but that was given no credence by the left leaning media.


Hmmmm

So my oak and walnut trees are CARPETING my lawn with nuts. I mean, so many acorns that it is sometimes difficult to walk, like walking on marbles in the grass.

According to the old men, those who (supposedly) have forgotten more that I know, this presages a very cold winter. Which makes sense since the previous winter was unusually warm. (or last year was just a surge of glowbal warmenizing. (although we didn't set any records that year)).  This fits with what my Dad's Dad always told me prior to his passing. (and the older I get, the smarter he seems)

Nature finds balance,  I think this gonna be a really cold winter. And I think that the deer and the skwirelz and the other forest denizens will need those acorns and walnuts hidden in the snow.

You heard it here first. Plan accordingly. Or not. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

"Tired of your shit there, son"

So Grandpa gets tired of having a standoff at his house: He gets a ladder and climbs up and pushes the dude causing the standoff off the roof.

One wonders why the cops couldn't have climbed the same ladder or gotten one from the fire department and simply done the same? Or arrested the dude on the roof?


Didja ever notice:

That, when a Leftist is losing the argument in a conversation regarding immigration, crime rates, poverty, or racial quotas in workforce, or other stuff where race is a factor..

That they ALWAYS fall back to calling the other side a "Racist".....even when it is obviously not true? (sometimes directly and sometimes in thinly veiled hints that shows their cowardice)

I mean, if you disagree that illegal immigrants should be allowed to come over the border any time choose and that they should immediately get Free Shit like welfare, food stamps, ObamaCare and other state benefits.....You must be a racist....Even if you are hispanic in heritage.
If you think the Wall is  a flawed, but acceptable part of the counter to illegal immigration, not perfect, but indeed, a part of the overall solution....then you Must also be a racist.

If you point out that in (most)larger cities (and many smaller ones), crime is nearly 80% black crime (much of it black on black), yet there are only 22% blacks in the population and tossing large amounts of (government) money at the problem doesn't seem to help and hasn't for 50 years... you are a racist.

If you think that Affirmative Action demeans black people because it says that they are somehow lesser, and cannot compete on their own merits, then you are, somehow, a racist.

If you point out that a black person (and to a lesser extent, a hispanic person) with an education, who speaks decent english, and who doesn't have (much of) a criminal record can go VERY far in life......who will have opportunities that white folks would not, merely based on the color of their skin....Then you are a racist...because it is unfair to expect those folks to not have records or speak decent english....or get an education.

If you point out that NO ONE in your ancestry has ever owned a slave, yet you are being blamed for slavery, that marks you as a racist.

And the folks, the leftist, the ones that brand you a racist, are (generally) white. Yet they don't apply those same criteria to themselves, nor the folks who talk like, and vote like them. Sadly, this overuse of "Racist" waters down the epithet that it once was, and when it is used against REAL racists, no one even bothers to care.

At least it makes it easy to tell when they are losing the  argument and got nothing else.


Izzit me?

Or is the news Media showing all the crowds protesting in St Louis composed of mostly white girls and a few white men with a smattering of black faces? Chicago media was nearly exclusively videos like this.

Murphy said the same thing about protests in New Orleans.

Not saying the protests aren't for a good cause...(Maybe they are, and maybe they aren't there is doubt either way, but the folks killed by police weren't choirboys) but you'd think, since it is Black Lives Matter, that there would be a majority of black folks instead of young white girls....

Friday, September 15, 2017

add 1.4

to my logbook. This time in a C150.

Oddly, I had issues taxiing this time. I found the 150 hard to steer. Maybe 'cause it is a higher time airframe and  a bit worn. I dunno.

My takeoff was good, even with a LOT less power to climb with. My climb out was good.  I got straight and level down. Turns, (level,climbing and descending) were OK. I got the concept, now I just need practice.

Pracicing descents was ok. it was windy, and I fought the changing wind a bit.

Landing? Nope. I got behind as we descended and was chasing the damned thing. Ended up giving up and going around and letting my instructor do the landing. He bounced. Twice. The gusts were straight out of 180, but they were on and off. I didn't feel too bad that I had to go around.

Monday is 30% chance of precipitation, so maybe I will and maybe I won't. We shall see. 

interstellar Kamikaze




Likely, as you read this, the Cassini probe is beginning (or, has ended, depending) it's final portion of its mission, diving into  the atmosphere of Saturn.

Just shy of 20 years....and everything (mostly) still works. Pretty good engineering for a VERY harsh environment.

And, despite the protests, it hasn't polluted the earth with Plutonium 238.

Instead, it has increased our knowledge about our solar system immensely.










Thursday, September 14, 2017

And again

Fog, this time.....


and there were no afternoon slots available for aircraft. Except the Baron, and I am not ready for dual.

The Forecast for tomorrow is much better. So there is that.


Liberal women have issues

Probably because of lack of a Daddy.

"Help, I can't stop hooking up with Trump Supporters!"

Perhaps she should stop hooking up so much? I mean, yeah, she can do what she wants, and I am all for women of questionable virtue and all....But damn, this one has issues. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

1.1 Hours

Of heavier than air flight.


Yep, I started private pilot school yesterday.

I got a lot of work to do. Lots of things to learn. And unlearn.

Turns were ok.... for some reason a coordinated turn is easy for me. Straight and level, I have issues. I tend to climb slightly.

But hey, one hour and 6 minutes. Lots more to do.

It was fun. And I learned a fair bit.

I wasn't the great car driver I am today the first time I tried that, either.

Thanks to StinsonGal and Aaron and others who inspired me to get off my ass and do this.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Question:

I know it is racist and all;

And maybe it is just media bias in that they only show the one kind and all.

But in all the hurricane aftermath coverage, it appears that there are no Asian looters. No Hispanic looters. No White looters.

Odd that.

How come only the Black folks get their portion of  "15 minutes of fame"?

I think it is terrible that they won't show all the other looters in Florida. Those folks deserve their fame too.


16

Today is the 16th anniversary.
Yep, 16 years.

I haven't forgotten.

Have you?

How many folks that you know HAVE forgotten?
How many think we still are not at war?  Think that the folks high in the culture of and governments of counties where the state is Islam still want us all dead because we are "unbelievers"? Still think that the fundamentalists still don't want our country to be a part of their Caliphate?
How many still think that most Muslims are moderate? That they don't want to colonize the US? To bring Sharia law to this country?

Sadly, many folks that I know all think that we aren't at war, that the Caliphate is a myth.....That most Muslims are moderate. That Sharia law can coexist with our laws. That one can be a good, practicing Muslim and still obey the laws of the United States.  That our Constitution can coexist with Islam.

It just isn't so. And I know many Muslims, some of whom ARE moderate. Nice folks. Decent people (by their own lights)....But they are Muslims first, Americans second. Their values are NOT ours. And if you are an unbeliever, then they have NO regard for you....Period.

And remember, it isn't Bhuddist monks who do suicide attacks. It isn't (generally) Irish terrorists who target children to blow them up. It isn't Basque separatists that explode themselves in crowded markets. It isn't Hindus who drive car bombs full of propane and gasoline into stores full of innocents. It isn't Black Lives Matter folks who use their grievances to destroy themselves while taking tens or hundreds with them. It isn't South Africans Christian that make pressure cooker bombs and plant them in crowds... 'tis only those touched by the stain of Islam.









Sunday, September 10, 2017

Can you help?

Got a few bucks you can spare? One of our own is hurtin'. Harvey did him a bad one.

Read HERE.

Not a fan of GoFundMe. But if that is your way, his account is HERE.

Soon as he sends me an address, he's gettin' a check from me.

If you can, toss a few bucks his way.


ETA 7:06. My check is, literally, in the mailbox at this time. 

But I don't see the minefield....

Before you donate

To the Red Cross.......You might, perhaps. maybe, just possibly want to read this:

Houston city councilman begs people not to donate to Red Cross.

(Not a surprise to anyone who bothers to do some research, but just in case you haven't bothered....)


Saturday, September 9, 2017

It is interesting

How the Liberals like to re-write history. And how they fight when losing an argument.

The Democrats were always for black people. Always.
In fact, it isn't true. The Dems were for Whites and accused the Republicans of being led by and dominated by blacks....even as late as 1970.

But the current meme is that the Dems are the champions of blacks and all Republicans are racist. And it seems that most of their believers actually believe it, despite the historical record.
Of course, the opposite is true. But the media lets the Democratic meme play loudly and often. Especially when the Republican just wants to cut off freebies for lazy folks who simply take advantage of the system.

And when you point the truth out to (some) Liberals, they try to twist what you say, and eventually retreat to "Racist!" even when evidence would show otherwise. But accusing someone of being racist is the last "defense" of a liberal when they know they are losing.




I think I see part of the problem:

Was talking the other day with a middle aged white guy. He couldn't wait to discuss the ills of the world while we waited.

I was ok with that, until I figured out that he had opinions about things that he had no experience on.

He'd never worked at a professional job. But he had an opinion on how that should work. How folks should be treated, how the corporate world should work, and how folks who made more money that him should be taxed.

He'd (obviously) never met anyone of a different race or economic class  (except in passing), and seemed to think that Hispanics were nice folks who were great gardeners, Asians were nice folks period, and Black people were all like the folks he saw on TV commercials. And he had an opinion how to help em all, even though he didn't actually, you know, KNOW anyone of another color or economic class.


Friday, September 8, 2017

This Just In:

Tell all your liberal neighbors:


There is gonna be an announcement by Ivana Trump (His First Wife) about her proof of High Crimes by Trump. She claims it will be enough for impeachment.

She's gonna spill it all on the waterfront in Miami. On Sunday. Anyone there gets TWO votes next election. Busses are standing by. 

Please note: Conservatives are NOT invited. 

That is all.


ETA: More like that (and better executed) here


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

So the Left says:

That we cannot punish those DACA children because of something their Parents did years ago...

OK.

But then why are whites being punished for something that happened GENERATIONS ago.....

Slavery.
Jim Crow.

Please, enlighten me.

So...

If you get trapped by, have your household possessions damaged by flooding from, or are killed by the effects of hurricane Irma, I have absolutely zero sympathy.

Projections now put Irma as travelling essentially straight through the center of Florida. If you are in that cone of possible paths, you have at least 4 days to prepare.

And, of course, leave the areas.

And if you have a decent hurricane shelter and haven't prepared yet, well, I don't feel too bad if you have to pay extra for water and other supplies if you are panic buying.

But I am a cruel, heartless, mean, prepping conservative, so take that into account.




Tuesday, September 5, 2017

'Tis interesting:

A whole bunch of Leftists claim that Breitbart isn't a good source for news.....But that the Washington Post and the New York (Or LA) Times is....

Odd, that.

I'll donate

To HIS Legal Defense Fund.

Sadly, I can't find one.


What would you do if you were attacked by a mob of Antifa Leftists?  (I'd likely try not to be there, but if and when, then what? )

ETA: Here is a donation page. (you'll have to select the right category...."Mike Strickland Donation")

Lessons not learned

Or, maybe, a significant portion of our population is just plain STUPID. I dunno. It happens every time there is a hurricane, or, in the northern states, every time there is a call for a winter storm (except up north, it is food rather than water, so everyone buys french toast fixin's)


So, despite YEARS of experience as to what happens when a hurricane hits a major US population center....and even more experience as to the needed supplies and what comes to be in short supply immediately before a hurricane, folks in Florida are just now deciding to ramp up their hurricane preps......and running into supply chain issues.

Seems that water is nearly nonexistent. Same same no prep/low prep foods. Same batteries and diapers. And gasoline (although the gasoline issue is exacerbated somewhat by the hurricane Harvey caused shutdown of some of the refineries that supply the South, so I'll give 'em a pass on that, sorta)

How friggin' hard is it to have a gallon of water per person per day for say 5 days in preps? I mean, lets say a family of five. That is 25 gallons of water to be stored. Yes, I get that it is bulky and heavy, but to have it can, literally, be a lifesaver. It isn't like it needs any more storage care than a brick, short term, so why doesn't everyone in an area where hurricanes are common have some water stored?

Food, also. Really canned/freeze dried/MRE etc is about as stable as lumber is for storage. Keep it dry and, in the short term (like 2+ years) the food is good and safe to eat, if not tasty.

I'm not talking long term preps like some of us have, but simple short term preps for a natural disaster. It isn't hard to get a few 5 gallon cans and rotate them every 3-6 months to keep your gas fresh. I do it, and trust me, if there is a lazier man than me, I haven't found one...

Or do these multitudes think that it is the responsibility of the "government" or "FEMA" to save their asses? Supply them with Food and Water in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane, where there is no power, few (if any) passable roads, and the first responders themselves may need help? Or do they fail to realize that they have many fellow citizens who think like them, all of whom will choose, at the last minute, to "stock up" just in case?




Monday, September 4, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

What about the other officers?

So by now I am sure you've see, read or heard on media the story of the Utah nurse who was arrested for following the policy of the hospital she worked at (and the LAW, BTW) regarding a blood sample and an unconscious man under her care.

Now, the officer who arrested her is on Administrative leave. Which is something, if not the answer.

A couple of points that no one else is bringing up:

There were other officers on the scene (watch the video). They didn't stop Det. Jeff Payne from arresting her. In fact, in some versions of the video, one helped.

A further point here is that the man from whom the detective wanted blood drawn was an innocent bystander in an accident resulting from a police chase. He was injured when the fugitive ran into the semi he was driving and said semi burst into flame. Why did they need a sample of his blood?

And why aren't the other police officers in the hospital who witnessed what was, at the core of it, an assault and illegal detention and kidnapping of a nurse? They stood by and did nothing. Why? And why aren't they also on unpaid leave?

Respec Mah Autoriteh!




Friday, September 1, 2017

Just as bad as New Orleans:

Seems that the City of Houston has been collecting MILLIONS of dollars in taxes to pay for Flood Control projects. They called it a "rain tax"....

Except that they haven't spent a nickel on any flood control.  

Spent a lot of money from those taxes, mind you. Just not on flood control.

And here we have flooded streets and neighborhoods and such in Houston.

Odd, that.


Plus they didn't draw down the reservoirs before the expected 30+ inches of rainfall. So when they had to release some water, they ADDED to the flooding.

Interesting, innit. Always cities with Democrats for mayors that have all these issues. Not all the cites run by Democrats for years have these issues, but most of them. Not to say that Republican run cites don't have problems, but there does seem to be a pattern with Democrats ruling cities that then sink into decline.....




As I said earlier (only this time with a picture)





Found at Daily Timewaster. Not sure where he got it from.