Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Why is it....

That the head of the EPA has to be a climate change believer?

And a climate change Skeptic is totally unacceptable?

The statement that a skeptic can't be unbiased is as ludicrous as the theory that a believer can be unbiased.

Scott Pruitt is at least as acceptable to me as the Gina McCarthy is.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

"Stop Resisting!"

Gotta love how cops always say that as they dogpile some dude (been there!) that they are overreacting on....just so they can say you were resisting arrest...both to give them something to charge you with to cover their ass when they realize that they overreacted....and so that they have some excuse for their overzealous action on the dashcam.

Don't believe me?

See this.




(much longer version HERE)

Not as rare a happening as it should be...takes 6 cops to take down one unresisting dude. (Once they get started, you can't "not resist" enough......trust me.). I think these cops should be personally liable, not their employers, the taxpayers.  Massive overreaction. Cuff him? Maybe. The rest?, come on. All these cops are unfit to be peace officers. Every one that participated in the dogpile. All should be forced to find other career...(like maybe greeters at WalMart...or the dude who follows the horses with a shovel in the parades....).  

Traitors pardoning traitors

So Barry wasn't content with his destruction of "Fundamentally changing" the United states, and damaging the American Way Of Life....he screwed the economy, doubled the debt (for no gain to anyone except his cronies) and totally fucking health care insurance for the productive sector of the population. These and other actions over the past 8 years were not in the best interests of the United States or its citizens....they come close, IMO, to Treason

Now, he has the balls to commute the sentence of Bradley Edward Manning (Chelsea) that traitor who turned military secrets over to WikiLeaks....(Were it up to me, he'd be shot, instead)

Only 2.5 days left. 

Monday, January 16, 2017

MLK

What would he think of the state of Race Relations today?

Of HIS OWN PEOPLE...and their relations with whites? Of black people failing to take the advantages given to them and build upon them, instead of wallow in their own issues....And failing to clean their own houses and their own neighborhoods.....and living the stereotypes that Whites have of them.

Of the black folks who survived the Civil Rights movement and have gained power in government but have done NOTHING to help the "plight" of their fellow minorities??? (Yes, I am talking about Jesse and John Lewis and others who have ridden the Civil Rights movement to gain power)

I think he'd spit on all of them...

American weapons sold to Taliban?

Is this gunrunning by the US?

Or is it just incompetence?

Corruption in Afghanistan. What a surprise!

Taliban buying US supplied weapons and FUEL from Afghanistan police and army. 

Is ignoring this part of a plan to foment further strife? Or is it being ignored in order to keep the programs in place so the suppliers can make more money(and kick some back to US interests....)? Shades of Vietnam style corruption here.....


Just so you know:


(image stolen from Earthbound Misfit (I have no idea where she got it))

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Interesting conflation

I like how they conflate the proposed De-Funding of Planned Parenthood (a good idea) with reversal of Rowe V Wade (which the Supremes should have sent back to the States)

The two are in no way related, however....Planned Parenthood, as an organization, does not perform abortions, but rather refers women to abortion centers. And Roe V Wade is, like it or not, the Law Of The Land.

But abortion is a hot button, emotion eliciting tool to get women upset about....and it has worked so far.

I wonder who is funding the protests? 

Children being childish...

And just plain Churlish/

And, proving that to everybody...

Yet, obviously, their constituents continue to vote for 'em...

So Children apparently leading children.

What immaturity. How childish. And they, of course, will want Trump to work with them later...

Twenty-four Democratic lawmakers now say they are skipping Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20, a number that grew Saturday after the president-elect dismissed a congressman who is a civil rights icon as "all talk."

At some point they have to realize that their behavior is just stupid, right?

Did any Right leaning politicians skip Barry's first Inauguration? I don't remember hearing about any....And Barry was then still in doubt about his citizenship... and legal suitability for President(and in my mind still is...) (and yes, he is legally president. Once he was sworn in, as far as I am concerned, he was legally president.....doesn't mean he was/is a citizen)



Were I Donald Trump...

One of my first 10 calls from the Oval Office would be to Hillary Clinton.....just to enquire about her health.

But I'm like that....a compassionate, caring sort. 

And the house lights down....

oops.

So yesterday I had someone tell me I was the most foul mouthed person she'd ever met.

I said "No shit? Hey, I'm fuckin' sorry if my language offends you"

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Something you can chew on all day:

Or, at least your mind can gnaw on it for a while....

Here. Don't go there unless you want to have something to scare you for a while...

(ETA: I, for one, will remember Vanderboegh's words: "No More Free Wacos")

Via WRSA

A thought:

Here is something that most liberals (and a fair number of conservatives, too) need to keep in mind...especially those who suffered from Bush Derangement Syndrome...and now suffer from Trump Derangement....

(And for those who suffered from Barry Derangement as well)

Here's the thing:

Just because you don't like someone doesn't mean that they are the Spawn of Satan. They may not be anyone you'd share a drink with, and their policies and attitudes may not be anywhere close to what you'd find acceptable.
This does not mean that they are terrible people. Just because you'd like to believe that they would gleefully laugh as they stuffed children and puppies into a sausage grinder, laughing at the screams of terror and pain as they were consumed doesn't make it true. No matter how hard you wish for such things about the "other guy" no matter what sort of stories you hear.....vet your sources and do a reality check first. Think before you post garbage......Check before you begin to believe. Take a deep breath and run it through your own reality meter....does it pass the smell check? Does it even begin to sound real? Is there any doubt in your mind? Do a reality check. Do a check on your own rationality.....

Cause some of you are starting to sound like the dude on the street corner telling everyone about his visions of the end of the world....you know, the ones that make you wish you'd crossed the street to avoid? The wide eyed crazy-expressioned dude with the nutso eyes that can't stop talking about the vegetarian lizard aliens who are secretly taking over to make a one world government and all that?

Yeah, that's what you are starting to sound like.

Get a grip. Check with your own sense of reality and think: Are there facts?? (If so, check'em...) Or izzit just some dude posting on Facebook or a Blog and it fits with what you'd LIKE to think about the guy....?



Friday, January 13, 2017

I just realized

that this is a Friday the 13th.

and just after a Full Moon.

so far,so good, though.

Holy shit!

The CBS Evening News is really throwing aside the cloak of impartiality and "news" organization and has gone full-blown propaganda machine ....

So the Liberal in Chief:

Once again shows liberal logic:

Undocumented immigrants are good....unless they are from Cuba....then they are bad.

Perhaps they should make sure the enter a sanctuary city? Or pretend to be from Mexico?

I mean,I am against all illegals entering the country, no mater where they originate from, mind you....I think they all should be deported and forced to go the legal immigration route.

But let us be consistent when we ignore laws. 

Yoots....but prolly not Amish yoots

And likely not too many had a job to go to in the morning.

Story HERE.

Thing is,most of 'em will get away with their pack-like behavior.

and yes, I'm a racist for pointing out that they likely weren't Amish.  Or Norwegian....or Chinese...

One week

One week from today, the beginning of the undoing of the "Fundamental Transformation" over the past 8 years begins.

Will a Trump Presidency be any better than an Obama Presidency? I dunno.

But it will, at least take us on a different track.

We shall see. 

Not sure what to think about this:

Cops household possessions auctioned off to help pay shooting victims medical bills.

On the one hand, I'd like to see police and government officials held personally liable when they do something totally illegal and outside the bounds of the law.

On the other hand, I think cops have to be given some leeway as they often have to make split second decisions in a dangerous environment.

On the other hand, a LOT of cops are very quick to use deadly force when there are other options available....and they DO hide behind the concept of "Professional immunity" and let the taxpayers of the communities that employ them pay any civil penalties and continue their employment with zero consequences to their actions.....even in instances where the average citizen would be charged with murder or other penalties....

On the other hand, criminals (generally) don't let themselves be arrested without fighting back, and often that fighting includes deadly force.

On the other hands, cops often abuse their privilege....and fail to "Police" their own ranks of bad cops. In fact,they often unite behind that so called "Blue Wall".

On the other hand, seeing this, why would any cop do anything, at any time to place their possessions and family and income in jeopardy ? (And despite our attitude towards cops, we DO need 'em.).

On the final hand, note that the income generated by the auction of Deputy Lin FIRST go to the fees claimed by the US Marshalls and other government employees...anything left over (if anything) goes to the victim.....




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Makes me want to buy something

From LLBean. (And i am cheap, and consider their items quality stuff, but terribly overpriced.)

L.L. Bean Is Fending Off Trump-Related Boycott

A family member donated to help the president-elect win.


Let us hope that it goes as well as the boycott of Chic-Fil-A did a few years ago. 

So how could they have been sure?

Riddle me this, Batman:

So, despite the posturing, the dramatically grave pronouncements on the morning news media, there is one small flaw in that whole "Russians did the DNC hack and changed the election" meme:

FBI Director James Comey acknowledged Tuesday that his agency failed to get access to Democratic National Committee servers and the smartphone of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman allegedly hacked by Russia in the 2016 presidential race.

But the FBI’s repeated requests for access to the devices were denied. So the agency instead had to rely on the findings of a “highly respected private company,” hired by the DNC Comey said.

So....The FBI never actually looked at the "evidence"...Yet they told the world that "the "Russians" did it."

And, one wonders why the DNC "denied" the FBI's attempts to examine the "evidence" on the servers.........What were they hiding that they didn't want the feebs to see? What secrets on the server or in the emails were more important? 


One other question: Did Comey perjure himself when he testified to the above?



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Something to think about:

One expects the press to be biased. But when the "Intelligence" agencies of this country are.conspiring against the President-Elect...then it truly is time to begin lopping heads....either literally or figuratively, take your choice. What the inteligence agencies of this country are doing is, essentially, treason, and certainly against their oaths.  

Goddamn

Thunderstorms in early January...in Northewest Indiana.



Maybe Climate Change is real.

Or.something.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Death!

Dillon Roof gets the Death Penalty.

Good.

One could onlywish that it could be slower, and more painful and more public than it will end up being.

Were it up to me, I'd see him dismembered in public over a perod of days. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

So what exactly, did they do?

The News media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) just won't let go of the story that the "russians" hacked the election.

But wht, exactly, did "they" do?

As far as I can tell, they hacked a private server owned by Hillary Clinton and then (via John Podesta) got into the emails of the DNC  and (supposedly) distributed them to WikiLeaks and others.

So how, exactly did "they" "hack the election"....

....and why is the security failure of a private server in any way the business of the United States Government?

And where, exactly, is the proof? According to some stories, the Feds haven't actually...you know.....examined any of the servers that were "hacked"...they are, instead, relying on the words and conclusions of a third party firm that was hired by the DNC....

And there is, of course, no forensic information on Hillary's server, as that was "Wiped" (with a towel?) on the orders of Hillary...so no data there.

Did this information influence the election? Probably...almost certainly. The Soviets have been trying to influence elections as long as I have been alive....since BEFORE the Vietnam war....

But the "russians" (if that is who did it) didn't"hack" the election. They didn't in any way change a vote, or change the count of votes nor did they change the outcome of the election as far as the votes cast by voters.....)Sadly that can't be said of the polling places in Philadelphia, and Cincinnati and especially Chicago and Detroit (and likely many other "Blue" strongholds...)

But really, this "Hacking" story is a lot of light, but no heat. There is no "hack" of the election. Just a hack of a private server.....and the publicized emails and the attitudes of the DNC they presented have NEVER been refuted by the aggrieved parties. All someone did was to show private emails that were embarrassing to Hillary and the DNC.

So I would ask the media....How, exactly, did the "Russians" (if that is who did the "hack") hack the election?

ETA: Borepatch says it prolly wasn't just the Russians in the servers








Sunday, January 8, 2017

The one thing about NyQuil:

It does let me get some needed sleep when I have a cold. It does give symptom relief from congestion and a runny nose and coughing.

While I can't take much (the Dextromethorphan makes my meager intellect hide in a cave for a while... to the point that cannot operate complicated machinery safely....like forks or staplers), I do occasionally use NyQuil just before going to bed (Taking it in the kitchen means I wake up in the kitchen...likely on the floor) it has one terrible side effect........

I wake up with a coating on my teeth that resembles engine sludge mixed with wallpaper paste and used cat litter.....possibly admixed with black powder ash residue and beach sand....and leftover (and cold) beef with broccoli sauce....

Bleah.

This very bad:

Camel's nose under the tent:


So the DHS has decided that the voting machines and other voting infrastructure is a "critical infrastructure"....And this means they can take control from the states without being asked. They can set the rules. What voting machines (and what software???) and many other parameters. They can, in effect, change the election outcomes..............(and let us remember, they use the excuse of a "Russian hack" even though there is NO Evidence that there was any hacking of election related voting machines or software)...the "hack" was to the DNC email servers through John Podesta's account because the DNC and Mr. Podesta failed to do any basic security measures.....Again, there was NO hacking of election infrastructure. None. Zero.

I find this disturbing on many levels....it is not in the purview of the feds (much less DHS) to interfere in any way with the state operated elections. If a state wants to use a show of hands to decide who is elected, then that is up to the leaders of the state and the citizens who voted for them, not the Federal government. If they want to have the state legislature choose their federal representatives, that is not up to the citizens of the other 49 states, nor the Federal government. It is, really, a States Rights issue. and not in any way the business of the Federal Government.

I sincerely hope that Trump makes this go away. It isn't, again, a part of the DHS mandate, nor is it any business of anyone not a citizen of the state affected.

Moreso, it can affect greatly our choices as Citizens in the future, Our votes count for little enough as it is, and this takeover can in many ways affect (or even remove) our right to self determination.


Saturday, January 7, 2017

only labor

No need for the Taxpayers to have to pay for the wall...

I mean, all we gotta do is collect the materials. There are lots of 'em there, and have been since November. Probably more than enough to build a wall...

On Nov 7th, (actually early Nov 8th) 62,000,000 Hillary voters shit a brick.


'Tis a good thing

That white people don't blame all black people for some ignorant, inner city "yoots" doing a terribly racist thing, and beating and torturing a white man....and a mentally disabled one at that.

And it is a good thing we aren't disposed towards rioting and violence and burning neighborhoods and such....and that we (mostly) respect the rule of law.

So we don't riot,we don't lynch people just because they have more melanin than we do, we don't burn out black neighborhoods....And,in fact, we don't judge based on a facebook post or a sensationalized news story....We, in fact. generally let Justice take its course.

'Cause if we did, and were so inclined, the carnage would be terrible. (there is more of us than of them, and despite the posturing, we are better armed and better trained to use 'em.)

Friday, January 6, 2017

another gun free zone shooting

Yeah, and the MSM talking heads are having a fit because the dude shot people with a gun that he checked in his baggage....and that ANYONE can check a gun by following the TSA rules for doing so. 

Of course, the baggage area is not a "Secured Zone" so there is nothing but a sign and a set of rules to keep anyone from carrying a firearm into that area.

The most odd (and sad) response is that "Other airports are increasing their vigilance in the wake of the shooting at Ft.Lauderdale"...Either you are vigilance, or you aren't. It is like sterility in an operating room. There can be no half measures. Either the operating room is sterile,or it isn't. Either the airport security is vigilant, or it isn't. (Not that I think the dogs and the "cops" walking around are worth anything as "security"....slightly better than 'Mall Cops"...but only slightly).


I think it is a trap

So we all like the idea of National Reciprocity in concealed carry. 

Which is great, in theory..

Until you run afoul of that pesky Tenth Amendment. Which provides us with a lot of autonomy from intrusive Federal Government......

I think that this will, if passed, be used to remove other States Rights.

It is, in reality, a honey sweetened trap.


Thursday, January 5, 2017

Some thoughts for blue state liberals

HERE

Think about it .

Charges....finally

So why is it that any time a white person or white cop shoots, beats, runs over, or in any other way damages a black person, the claim is that that person's actions, be they premeditated, reaction to a situation, or even accidental, MUST be racially motivated....but when we have an incident where we have VIDEO of black teens are making racially charged remarks while committing a crime against a white person the first statement by the authorities and the press is that "There is no evidence that this was racially motivated" and "There is no reason to believe that race played a part"...

And please note that "There is no connection to Black Lives Matter" in these incidences....but thre is always a link to white hate groups when the races are reversed....which is why we MUSTget rid og every Confederate memorial and the Confederate flag.

The double standard is......strong.

And it is beginning to irritate me. Strongly.

At least the kids were FINALLY charged with more than just kidnapping.

(please note that all other links denying the connection to race have been scrubbed, apparently, from the internet. Odd, that. )

ETA: They are, apparently, just poorly raised

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I found it!

Or, rather, Ma Nature uncovered it for me.

You may remember that I sighted, on the beach near Pines, Indiana, what I thought might be a capstan from a nearby shipwreck.

Then, when I went to find it again, it was covered up in the sand...
Which led to a whole lot of fun when I set out to find it with a poker and a shovel.

Well, Monday, being as it was above freezing, and had been for a few days (during the day at least) and with an expected high of 40, I got to the beach for a hike...when I got there, the sand and shingle were mostly scoured from the beach...the level was about 4 foot lower than my last time at the beach.

So, I went off in the direction of the "artifact" instead of the other way, as I had planned...... I didn't go to find it, mind you, just to enjoy the beach when it wasn't frozen and under a foot or more of snow and ice (unusual on Jan 2) But since the sand was low.....

2 miles later, I was at the stream. It was low and I could step across on the rocks in the streambed.

And there it was.

Just west of Michigan City, Indiana. Looking east.  
Looking west-ish


Just about exactly (within 5 paces) where I had looked for it last time, only not covered by 3 feet of sand and a foot or more of shingle. It was, honestly exactly in the area I had dug to find it. This time, however, it was above the sand... mostly. the beach was at least 3 feet lower than last time I was there....almost exactly one month ago. .... Such are the vagaries of wind and wave.

It wasn't however, what I thought it was.....

I had originally thought it was a capstan, but it is instead, I think, a 1920's era Delco Light Plant .....I think. Or something similar...(lots of images at that link)...It likely isn't a part of the shipwreck.... (ETA: These WERE apparently used on boats, but not in the era of the nearby shipwreck..so it isn't related to 'Unknown #3")

For scale, the water bottle is 7.75 inches long
 I hadn't brought a shovel, nor a tape measure...I hadn't planned on looking for the thing. I'd only planned on walking the beach for exercise and to relax...I had honestly thought it was buried again forever....

As always, click to embigginate.
Prolly not fixable...

I did take pictures, and I did get a good Lat/Long...
(Latitude: 41° 42' 24.71112''  Longitude: -86° 56' 24.5224'')

Also close by was a riveted well tank.  Also likely from the 30's or 40's. Maybe connected with the light plant, maybe just coincidence.
Glove for scale. Men's large. 
I'm figuring a house fell into the lake at some point due to erosion and these were buried under the sand until now.....who knows how many times these have been covered and uncovered?  Who knows exactly when (or where) they became part of Lake Michigan? What else is buried there or nearby?