Monday, June 24, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

question:

So when the black population "Voted ("Call me Barry") Obama into office",

And thus, the Black population had a Black man as President...

And when they had a majority of Democrats in the House and Senate.....

Just where were those elected leaders when it came to "Reparations"?
Why did they spend all their time and political capital on socialist programs like Obamacare and increased illegal immigration instead of reparations?

Just wondering. 

Weather forecasting at it's finest

So, on Thursday, the forecast for Saturday was 64 degrees(f) and rain. 100 percent chance of rain Friday night, 90 percent chance of rain from 6 AM to 10 AM, and then partial clearing after noon.

So, on Thursday evening, we cancelled the work party we had planned for the range,...spring cleanup and moving about 15 yards of dirt.  The ground was already wet and even a small amount of rain would have made the job miserable and slippery and even dangerous....

Friday evening, the forecast was an 80% chance of rain in the evening and the early hours of Saturday  and possible clearing in the morning. Still a high of 64(f).

Saturday dawned bright and clear. No rain Friday evening nor on Saturday morning. In fact, there was no rain at all from Thursday until Early morning Sunday.
So much for forecast accuracy. Oh, and the high was 77 (f).

If the weather forecasters can't be accurate for weather 24-48 hours in advance, then how can their climate models be accurate in 50-100 years? In 100-200 years?

Yes, I know weather is not climate, but if one cannot model for short term with any accuracy, how can one model for the long term?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Today is the Solstice

Which means that yesterday was the last day of spring.


And yet, my furnace kicked on last night.

You Glowbal Warmening folks can kiss my ass

Thursday, June 20, 2019

also 50 years ago:

The first steps of a human being from Earth on another celestial body.

Apollo 11 landed on the earth's moon 50 years ago today. the time was 2017 UTC (3:17 pm Central here in the US)

Those men were Giants. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

50 years ago

(this was supposed to have posted on the 18th, but apparently I flubbed it badly)


Ted Kenned, driving drunk, crashed his car into a pond.

Stories vary as to what happened next, but in the end, there is evidence that Mary Jo Kopechne drowned after being left behind, trapped in the car.

In today's world, Teddy Kennedy would be tried for homicide, even if he had come from such a prominent family. Back then, well....

Mary Jo was not available for comment.


Happy birthday

To my Dad.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Monday, June 17, 2019

Glmrfmp

Yeah, one of those days.

I'm off to see about getting the '27 Chrysler put back together today.

New clutch, new distributor drive gears (and a reworked gearbox for same) and then putting the trans back in.

Yes, I have someone doing it. They have a lift and better tools.

hopefully pictures soon. 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Don't break yer leg while hiking near Phoenix:

And if you do, then suck it up and hike out anyway....


'Cause the rescue might be worse than the injury:




Chaos reigns in the inner cities

Confusion and finger pointing and disappointment.

Happy Father's Day, everyone.

I was lucky. I grew up with a Father.
And I had a Dad.

And that is, indeed, a part of my "White Privilege".

Thanks, Dad. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

How very....French

So all those promises of money from the French Rich that were pledged to rebuild the Cathedral at Notre Dame?

Yeah, it would seem that they have been forgotten, and it is, instead, mostly Americans who are footing the bill for repair. 

Odd, I could have sworn that I'd heard this song before....Think WWII.

Funny how history repeats, innit? The French talk big, but in the end, they  just don't step up.

(and this is another way to show attribution for your source material)


'tis interesting:

The media refers to the President as "Trump".

They refer to Biden as "Joe Biden" or "Vice President Biden"

Odd difference. One is much less respectful than the other.

It's not like we don't know which the Media favors anyway. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

HEH

Sent from my brother, who (I think) got it from IFunny.


(This, also is an example of how to attribute the source of your content)

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Which is it?




I mean, the meme from the DNC folks is that "Russians" or "Russia" chose to help Donald Trump get elected.

But......(from a comment in a post on Kenny's place)

Hillary won the popular Vote, so......

Did they help her?

(BTW, this an example of how you give attribution to a place where you found your subject material. It's common courtesy to do so)

Census

SO there is a big broughaha about Census questions;

In particular, about a question as to whether the respondent is a US citizen.

I think it is because the DNC types don't want anyone to know how many non citizens are there,

They claim that they are afraid that the non citizens won't respond to the census at all, and therefore the assets and tax money and, most especially, congressional seats, would therefore not be allocated properly.....(point here: are congressional seats supposed to be allocated by number of citizens or by number of population? Same same tax money and/or other assets.....)

There are many other questions on the Census...and the Census folks claim that it is a law that one answer those questions....but I know of no one who has ever been charged or fined or in any way punished for not answering the census questions...

I have always put the number of people and their genders and nothing else on the form sent to my household....

But riddle me this???Why should Non-Citizens get any representation?? Why should people who are in the country illegally get any assets allocated to their areas?

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

You gotta be Fookin' Kiddin' me.....?

So I have a friend who works with a person.
That person is darker in skin tone than we are (not that that is hard, as we are as pale as Canadian college kids on Spring Break...but I digress)

It was pointed out to my friend that there are subtle "Microagressions" everywhere....

Ferinstance:
The symbols on the traffic lights.
How, you might ask, would a traffic light be racist? (I was ignorant about this as well....Read on)

It would seem that they are racist because the traffic lights in common use here in Northwest Indiana have a white figure to tell you to walk and an orangeish hand to tell you not to walk....This was changed, apparently, many years ago to make it easier for blind visually impaired (there I go again with Microagression) people to more easily see the difference and thus not get run over by cars, trucks and busses....But, again, I digress.

Seems that it is perceived by (some) black people that "Its a WHITE hand that tells you to go but it is BLACK (Brown? Orange?) hand that stops you"....which is, somehow, racist.

Or something.

What a wonderful country we live in that this is the largest complaint....

One can find discrimination and/or racism anywhere, apparently, if you look hard enough and have an ambiguous enough definition....


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Finally drying out

Or at least not so muddy that work cannot be done because the tractor can't be driven over the grass without getting mired in the mud.

Spent yesterday servicing the big  Bush Hog mower. It had been on the far side of the soft part of the yard, and had been sitting since last fall.

Greased the u-joints on the driveshaft, oiled the blade pivots and the coupler, checked the level in the gearbox. Spent a half hour putting a proper edge profile on the swinging blades with a flap disc.

Mowing and wholesale mayhem on tall grass today....while I can.

if it doesn't rain tomorrow, more of the same. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

'Cause he's just a bad ass

And he has a good marketing department:

CHUCK NORRIS HEARD YOU WERE THIRSTY, SO HE PUNCHED THE GROUND AND MADE THE EARTH CRY.

Just plain well water. But from a well on the property owned by Chuck Norris.

So it has badness built in.

Or something. 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

BBBBBuuTTT the Tariffs won't work!

Yet, oddly, despite the DNC types claiming that the threat of tariffs wouldn't get any results, and that it was just gonna cost the US purchaser more....and that We (the US) needed Mexican made parts and produce more than Mexico needed the US....

Not only did Mexico choose to start closing their southern border to Central American migrants heading to the US (they already were closed to migrants intending to stay in Mexico....where the immigration laws are even harsher than those in the US) they also began investigating the sources of funds for those "Migrant Caravans"...

And, oddly enough, they found those funds came from "U.S., England, Cameroon, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala"...and those funds were funneled through some "26 individuals and entities"...all of who still have some assets in Mexico...and said assets are now frozen pending an investigation. 

The margin of savings when one considers the poorer productivity, increased transportation costs and other issues with production in Mexico for goods produced in Mexico but used in the US mean that the 10% (and soon higher) tariffs would make the savings in labor be nearly nonexistent at the user or consumption end....therefore there would be no reason to continue production in Mexico for many companies......a truism which was, no doubt, communicated by many US companies who source goods and assemblies from our southern neighbor instead of produce them here in the US. 

And Mexico desperately needs the money. So they capitulated.

So yeah, those threats from Trump of Tariffs on Mexican goods DID work..... and worked well, indeed. Odd, how when one plays for good, and a leader with balls is in place, and one who puts the good of the country first, how things get done

irritating



There may be nothing funnier or more touching (or irritating) than the glee with which a young cat attacks and shreds a roll of toilet paper.

Of course, cleaning up the mess and finding a replacement quickly when the needful is needing doing is frustrating.