Day by Day

Friday, January 01, 2016

New Year's Whittle

Natalie Cole, RIP

Dang it.  She was one of my favorites at singing the classics when I was growing up.  I still think her rendition of "Paper Moon" is the best out there.


Your Stupid Phrase of the Day

"Military Welfare State"

Folks, if you, like Jennifer Mittelstadt, think that military benefits are just so gosh darn overwhelming that generous, then I suggest that you go down to your nearest recruiting station and put your name on the dotted line.

The fact that we still have to go out and recruit for people to come into the military shows that we don't exactly have people banging down our doors to join.  Oh, and there's that whole "You might get shot and die because of the incompetent Community Organizer in Chief currently infecting the Oval Office" thing.

As for Jennifer Mittelstadt, I would note that she's an associate professor at a state-funded university, making her living off of tax-payer dollars in a much more comfortable way than your standard military member.

Gah.  This year ain't starting off too well.

Happy New Year, y'all

I'm spending it with NyQuil and a hot shower.  YMMV.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Consensus that wasn't

But we already knew this, didn't we?

Don’t look now, but maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. Only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization Studies. By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem.

Any time I hear a leftist spouting off about "SCIENCE!" I automatically assume that they're either lying, clueless, or both.

So, you know how you go visit family

And they're all sick, but they didn't tell you that before you showed up?

Yeah.  Blargle.  So much for going for a run tomorrow.  Kinda hard to do that when you can't friggin' breath through your nose, and you spend most of your very early morning hacking and coughing up chunks.

I think this was the first vacation in a long time where I couldn't wait to leave.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Da Tech Guy on Ted Cruz

....and Cruz's supposed immigration problem.

All the various attacks being launched at Cruz by members of the GOP on his immigration record are all attempts to deflect attention away from Rubio's Gang of 8 Amnesty bullshit.

The GOP establishment hates Ted Cruz with a passion, and they're throwing shit against a wall hoping that some of it will stick.