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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The speech every school Principal needs to make

But of course, the publik skool sistim being the domain of of SJWs, liberal wack-jobs and various other fruitcakes, it'll never happen.

That doesn't mean it's not needed, that just means it'll be neglected.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Major Clinton Donor denied entrance to USA because of ties to terrorism

But of course.

So the Clinton Foundation interceded with the Clinton State Department to help not just a donor but a donor who the State Department, now that Hillary Clinton doesn’t run it anymore, doesn’t think should be admitted to the U.S. because of his ties to terrorists. 
But it may be worse than that. It may be that the Clinton Foundation interceded with the Clinton State Department in furtherance of the donor’s efforts to help his friend Aoun, the head of a terrorist organization. 

I cannot believe that there are supposed Republicans out there who think that allowing Hillary Clinton to be president instead of Donald Trump is still somehow a good idea.

More brewing yesterday

Bottled up the three gallon batch we racked last week.  Started a five gallon batch of an experimental honey beer, and a three gallon batch of mesquite honey mead.  Also started a one gallon test batch of what I'm calling "Cherry Bomb".  One quart of black cherry juice, four pounds of honey, and champagne yeast.  The SG read at 1.166 before I pitched the yeast.  I've never started anything that that high of a specific gravity before, but the Champagne yeast is chowing down like little fiends right now.  The gas lock was bubbling away before I went to bed.  I figure with the amount of sugar in that batch, it'll ferment for at least two or three months before the yeast peters out, and I might end up with an alcohol content of 15-18%, with more than enough residual sugars to make it sweet.  Thus, Cherry Bomb!

The experimental beer is honey and hops, with a Dublin Ale yeast.  We're going to see how it turns out.  The Mrs. doesn't like a bitter beer so we went with Kent Golding hops; floral, a little citrus and herbal, but not much in the way of bitter at all.  No idea how it's going to turn out.  That's why it's an experiment.

The mead we bottled is going to be nice once it smooths out.  You can taste the cranberries from where the bees collected the honey.  It'll be a winner.

I also have a list of about six or seven other batches I want to brew up.  It'll be a busy fall and winter.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Pop pop, fizz fizz

Tried one of the apple ciders we bottled up last week - it's carbonated.  Happy happy joy joy!  Passed some out to the neighbors in celebration.

Got two batches we're working on today, plus a three gallon batch of mead to bottle up.  That'll require about six months of resting before it's ready to drink, but it's already got a great flavor to it.  Just rather harsh, as all young alcohol tends to be.  Gotta let it age!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dear Colin Kaepernick

You make millions and millions of dollars to play a game.  Well, "play" might be too much of a stretch for your spastic attempts to throw a ball to open receivers, but still, you are getting paid millions and millions of dollars to sit on a bench, holding a clip-board while actual quarterbacks make the throws which you cannot.

This is the only country in the world in which you can get paid millions and millions of dollars to ride pine, so naturally I understand why you would want to sit down on that bench.  But when you sit on that bench during the NATIONAL ANTHEM and then snivel out this kind of crap:

I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. ...

So, why don't you take a stroll into the South Side of Chicago and see who's getting away with murder, you over-paid tackling dummy?  Hint:  It ain't the cops.  Why don't you walk through Detroit and see who's getting away with murder, you slack-jawed excuse for an athlete?  Hint:  It ain't the cops.  Why don't you walk around Baltimore and see who's getting away with murder?  Hint:  It ain't the cops.

And more importantly, if you think this country is so awful and bad and hateful and stuff, why don't you take your over-paid idiotic ass to other countries around the world and take a gander at the sheer level of racism and hatred that goes on, every single day, in countries full of black people.  I would suggest you take a vacation in the Congo, and then maybe Somalia, head to the Sudan, and finish up somewhere in the Arabian peninsula.  That way, if you're not killed in one of the former countries, you'll be enslaved in the latter.  Because America is RACISS dontchaknow.

This wildly over-valued jackass needs to be sent packing by the 49ers.

No, wait, as a Seattle fan I say keep him there.  He can suck up millions of dollars for doing nothing and drag San Fransicko's reputation even further down into the mud.  It's a win-win!

Yesterday was National Dog Day

And I missed it!

Well, I missed blogging.  I was sort of busy.  And by "sort of" I mean I was out of the house before it was fully light, and back at the house as it was getting dark.

But the Mutts got extra walks, and lots of treats, and they're currently cuddling with the Mrs. and I on the couch waiting to go for yet another walk.  Because they're like that.

I slept in.  First day I've been able to do that for a bit.  Needed it.  Drinking coffee now.  Will give you long words when coffee is drank.  Till then, go away.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thank god for the internet

Because a couple of decades ago, the statist, fascist Left would have just said "I never said that!"  But now, speeches live forever.

Someone once said to me, 'Well, this is a Trojan horse for single payer.' Well, it's not a Trojan horse, right? It's just right there! I'm telling you, we're going to get there over time, slowly, but we'll move away from reliance on employment based health insurance as we should. But we're going to do it in a way that we're not going to frighten people into thinking that they're going to lose their private insurance.

You want to see government health care in action?  You need to look no further than the VA hospital system, where veterans wait for years to get care, often dying while they wait, but the VA hires 160+ interior designers (at the cost of millions of dollars in total) and spends more millions of dollars on "art" to hang in hospitals that the vets cannot get care at.

Government health care is the VA system for everyone.  The only people who benefit are the politically connected elites who stand to make huge profits by shuffling your tax dollars to their back-scratching contacts.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"Transgender" kids aren't

The push for acceptance of "transgender" children is a load of politically correct bullshit, NOT backed by science, and destined to hurt the children in the long run.

These efforts to delay puberty and modify sex characteristics often involve hormone therapy. This type of "treatment" can have devastating effects. 
"I am a real, live 22-year-old woman, with a scarred chest and a broken voice, and five o'clock shadow because I couldn't face the idea of growing up to be a woman, that's my reality," admitted de-transitioning woman Cari Stella in a deeply personal YouTube video. She recalled, "When I was transitioning, I felt a strong desire — what I would have called a 'need' at the time — to transition," but her transition only hurt her more. "Testosterone made me even more dissociated than I already was." 
Another de-transitioning woman told her story on YouTube as well. "I had trauma that led to me disassociating from my female body, and ... the longer I chased that disassociation — the more I asked people to call me special pronouns, the more I tried to change my body, the more I ensconced myself in a community that would affirm a trans identity, the worse I felt," Carey Callahan said.

There is not a single real scientific study out there that proves that "transitioning" helps a person who identifies as the different gender.  The suicide rate for post-op trannies is IDENTICAL to pre-op trannies.  If the surgery is such a good idea, why are trannies killing themselves off at the same rate both before and after surgery?

You cannot claim that these folks "need" that surgery if there's no real improvement in their psychological health after they've mutilated their bodies.

The fact that these DNA donors are pushing for their kids to be injected with hormones in order to stave off puberty should let you know that there will be damage done that will never be healed.  "But Little Johnny wants to be Jenny!"  That's because little Johnny is surrounded by a culture that's pushing that sort of bullshit on him.  Our culture is literally pushing mental illness and telling people to be proud about it.

"But Dave, I know some trans-sexuals, and they're nice people!"  And?  Did I ever say that they weren't nice people?  Did I ever say that were bad, or unkind, or hated puppies and kittens?  No I did not.  What they are, are troubled.  Some of them are mentally ill.  And this country is telling them to embrace their illness and call it a good thing.

Would you ever tell a schizophrenic that their illness was a good thing?  That they didn't need to take their pills, and they were fine being schizo and that they had nothing to worry about?

Would you ever tell someone that it's OK to blind yourself with drain cleaner because of a "body disorder"?  Or would you try to get them help so that they didn't pour drain cleaner in their eyes?

Then why would you tell someone that it's OK to mutilate their bodies and dump hormones into their system that were never supposed to be there?

If little Johnny starts talking about wanting to be little Jenny, my first act as a parent would be to find out what adult in his life has been sexually abusing him and/or pushing a trans lifestyle as a good thing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

I do not like having my time wasted

And right now, I feel like a whooooooooole lot of my time is getting wasted.

Long story.  Maybe later.  Maybe not.