Day by Day

Thursday, March 23, 2017

I'm not shocked. Not at all

American men are weaker than ever.

A new study in press at the Journal of Hand Therapy (yes, a real thing) finds that millennial men may have significantly weaker hands and arms than men the same age did 30 years ago. 
Researchers measured the grip strength (how strongly you can squeeze something) and pinch strength (how strongly you can pinch something between two fingers) of 237 healthy full-time students aged 20 to 34 at universities in North Carolina. And especially among males, the reduction in strength compared to 30 years ago was striking.

They study did find that men and women are now about the same, grip-strength wise.  This doesn't shock me at all.  You want to know what didn't exist in huge quantities thirty years ago?  Computers. Video game consoles in every home at every TV.  Boys didn't just sit around and stare at a screen while twiddling their fingers over buttons and toggles and switches.  They went outside.  The rode bikes.  They played stickball.  They ran.  They swung on bars and jungle gyms and they climbed trees.  They made up games and competed in them.

That era is pretty much over, except for those few parents who refuse to allow the electronic games to dominate the day.  But those are as rare as those parents who refuse to give their kids a smart phone, aka a crack toy.

And so we're raising up a generation of girly-men, who are just as likely as their wives to need help opening jars and fixing something around the house.

Rather sad, I think

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I'm Knackered

Although it looks like I might be getting some new certifications in the up coming months that make me happy - motorcycle stuff.

Getting paid to be around motorcycles is always a good thing in my book.

I see that the Donks are doing their best to paint Judge Gorsuch as a wild-eyed monster.  And failing. Mua-hah.

That's all I got today, folks.  I'm busy at work with multiple projects that take up most of my time and energy.  Not to mention that this particular Command seems to have the largest collection of non-functioning yet still getting paid shitweasels I've seen in a while.

OK, little side rant here.

For those who don't know, not all soldiers get deployed.  If you're in an MTOE unit (look it up if you must, it's most of the Army units) you can get deployed.  But if you're in a TDA unit, you won't.  The Command I'm in, and the downtrace units, are all TDA units.

Now, we've done our level best to recruit people who have already been deployed.  Lots of our folks are instructors, and Soldiers take instruction best from people who have actually been there, done that.  But keep in mind that these are all reserve units.  So much of the people who run the admin/planning/ops side of the house have been there for years.  Decades.  And there are multiple people who have managed to sit in these units and not do a damn thing.  It still amazes me when I see a senior officer or NCO who hasn't been anywhere or done anything.  Even if you haven't been over to the current theater of operations, if you've been in the Army for three decades you should have been SOMEWHERE.  Bosnia.  Panama.  Grenada.  Hell, Operation Brightstar.  We have operations going on all over the globe.  Africa.  Europe somewhere.  Something.

Nope.  I'm dealing with one oxygen thief who literally has not been a single place or done a single thing in their entire Army career.  They're about to hit their mandatory retirement date.  That's age 60, folks.  They're MY RANK.  And have been for almost as long as I've been in the Army.

Not surprisingly, this particular turd is also a huge problem with their inactivity.  Entire programs have gone neglected while they have sat on their ass and cashed their paychecks.  I would say that about half my energy is going into fixing all the shit that's been screwed up because this loser was put in charge.

Let me give you an example.  One of my people at the lower units was having difficulty with units above them.  They couldn't get a response from any level.  I was still new in my position, and I'm in their technical chain if not their actual chain of command, so I help them out as much as I can, but ask them "Why didn't you ask so-and-so at your higher unit?"

They didn't even know the Turd existed.  The Turd has occupied that position for six years, and the people the Turd is responsible for didn't even know they were there.

Folks, when I get into a new position, the first thing I do is find out where my people are and make damn sure they know who the hell I am.  This Turd didn't even bother contacting their personnel in SIX FUCKING YEARS.

I can't get into too many details, for obvious reasons.  But I'm working my hardest to get them moved out of their position.  Thing is, I don't have any direct authority over their position, otherwise they would have been gone six months ago.  So I have to do dope deals, work the networks, etc.  When they finally sail off into the sunset, I'll be a happy man.

Anyways, off to bed.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

I have triggered the Twitter hate mob

And it makes me giggle.

Also, calling a Leftist a #FakeAmerican on twitter will result in full melt-downs.  So it is written, and so have I seen.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ragin' Dave's Quote of the Day, Legal Breakdown Edition

ON the Proggie Activist Judges re-writing law out of whole cloth in order to serve their Leftist Masters:

There is no way to pretend that what these courts are doing is in any way compatible with democracy, law, tradition, history, or even Western Civilization. What we are witnessing is a literal breakdown of civil society and a descent into structural lawlessness. This has been a long time in the making, but it is becoming increasingly impossible to even pretend that there is a coherent or meaningful legal structure of any kind in the United States.

The Left has done their best to destroy the rule of law for decades.  What they're doing under President Trump is dropping a nuclear bomb on the entire concept of the Rule of Law.  What this Leftist Activist Judge in Hawaii has done is essentially say "The Law is whatever I say it is based on my FEELZ."

“The Hawaii judge’s decision says he has a First Amendment constitutional right to do so because he’s Muslim. It was one of the most extraordinary interpretations of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment ever given, which is that because these are Muslim countries that were banned where the issue of terror arises from that that meant they had a special right to access the country and visit the country,” he said.  
“As long as there is somebody here that wants them here, no president can ever preclude them from coming here. He basically gave First Amendment rights to everybody around the world and gave special preferences to people who are Muslim under his interpretation of the First Amendment,” Barnes summarized.
This isn't just bad law, this is extraordinarily bad law that will help destroy the entire Rule of Law as we know it.  This judge doesn't just deserve to be disbarred, he deserves to be thrown in jail.  That's how bad this ruling is.  This ruling completely ignores the Rule of Law and instead creates new law based on Marxist, globalist bullshit.

This is how your Leftist masters want you to live.  Where they can control the rules of the game and change them at a whim.

Saint Patrick's Day

So here's my particular little bit of aggravation:  It's Lent.  I'm Catholic.  We can't eat meat on Fridays.

Yeah.  So much for the corned beef.  Although since Ireland happens to be an ISLAND, they have quite a few good seafood recipes.  So we're going with that.

Have some music.

And here's a song I've posted time and time again, and it never gets old.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

By their works you shall know them

So by now you should all know that the paid protesters who were camping out to try to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline left a lot of trash behind.  Like, tons of trash.  Literally tons and tons of trash.

Apparently, they also left behind dogs.  They just abandoned them and walked away.

A Florida company hired by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to clean up the remains of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest says they’ve finally finished hauling away all the garbage left at the temporary camp—and it filled 835 Dumpsters at a cost of $1.1 million. 
They also found four more dogs, bringing the grand total of abandoned animals rescued from the camps to 12.

This is the sort of thing that makes my vision go red.  It's bad enough that you're lying about why you're there.  It's bad enough that you're collecting a paycheck in order to prevent American jobs and American energy from flowing.  But then, oh great environmental activist, you leave shit and trash all over the area you claim to care about, and you leave behind animals who were only brought out there because of YOU!

It takes a special, soul-less kind of parasite to trash a site AND abandon helpless animals.