Day by Day

Thursday, May 24, 2018

So, Rivrdog picked it.

The promotion board came out a little bit ago, and I got picked up.  But that's no longer a sure sign that you get promoted; the Army has moved away from instant promotions for NCOs, and that's a good thing.  It's now Select, Train, Educate and Promote.  STEP.  Which means that you get selected, but then you have to go to school and graduate from whatever level of NCO education before you actually pin on your new rank.  And trust me, there's a lot of people who get selected who won't make it.  There's always been people who you look at and wonder just how the hell they got promoted.  This helps weed them out.

So I just spent a couple of weeks at an un-named Army base going through my level of NCO education.  The higher up you go, the less important it is that you can run through a forest with a rucksack, and more important that you understand the operational processes and information preparation of the battlefield.  So this class was created, and implemented this fiscal year for the first time.

Take my word for it, it's no joke.  This class was like getting raped by an entire library of doctrine and regulation until you could repeat it verbatim.  We started with twenty-nine students.  We finished with twenty-four.  And these guys weren't some slack-jawed privates, they were serious troops with plenty of experience.  They had all the scare badges.  About one-third of my classroom worked for SF, or a Ranger battalion, or they taught at one of the various schools.  Multiple deployments.  And five of them got dropped.

This school is going to re-shape the senior NCO levels in a few years.  And I think a lot of dead weight is going to be trimmed.

So anyways, I graduated.  Which means that I will eventually get promoted, once a few things shake out.  It won't happen immediately, but it's guaranteed to happen now.  It was a great day.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This is another one from the Mrs.

I don't know what in the world she's trying to express with this.....



I mean, she's only rocked a 10 gauge shotgun, then turned around and asked if they had anything bigger....

Monday, May 21, 2018

Remember when I said some music the Mrs. and I don't listen to together?

This one is mine.  A great piece, played by a great pianist.  The Mrs. can't stand it. 



This is my happy music.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Mrs. and I have different tastes in music

She likes electronica and dance music, I like solo jazz piano.  Some types of music we don't listen to if the other is in the house.  This is one of hers, and she wanted me to put it up.




Friday, May 18, 2018

I had a co-worker that liked "bass"

But he listened to rap, and calling that "bass" is like calling a generic, caffine-free, sugar free cola "Coca-Cola".

So I told him to put this in his stereo.



Whoa, Dave, how'd you know about that?

I know many things, Grasshopper.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Yeah, I'm still busy

Enjoy more music.  This is one that I groove to when I'm on long distance trips.  I just gotta watch my speed.




Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Music to beat your enemies to

SCAdians will probably recognize this one.




HOW MANY OF THEM CAN WE MAKE DIE?????  That's positively war-like!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Three weeks ago

The Mrs:  Hey Dave, can I borrow your camera?  I want to try to take some hummingbird pictures.

Me:  Sure, it's right here.

ONE WEEK LATER:

The Mrs: Hey Dave, where's your tripod?

Me:  In the craft room, I think.  Let me go get it.

LAST SUNDAY:  Hey hon, I need my camera.

The Mrs:  *snarls, grows fangs*  MY PRECIOUSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Me:  I'm buying a new camera.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Some random things

The Mrs. introduced me to this band, and they're......  eclectic, to say the least.  Kinda my speed, if I had a speed.



Yeah, I'd play that if I could.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Can we all stop pretending that the FBI actually stops crime now?

Un-freaking-real.  Of course, if the definition of "doing their job" includes rail-roading an innocent man into bankruptcy and then lying about it while trying to prevent the public from finding out just what a partisan hit-job it was, then they're doing their job brilliantly!

Cute how this works: Kick off the week with some “the Department of Justice is not going to be extorted” bombast from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, by which he rationalizes that his defiance of subpoenas and slow-walking document production to Congress — which is probing investigative irregularities related to the 2016 campaign — is required by DOJ policy and “the rule of law.” Then end the week with the Friday-night bad-news dump: the grudging removal of DOJ and FBI redactions from a House Intelligence Committee report on Russia’s election meddling. 
Now that we can see what they wanted to conceal, it is clear, yet again, that the Justice Department and the FBI cannot be trusted to decide what the public gets to learn about their decision-making.

People need to be fired.  From the top to the bottom of this shitshow, they all need to be fired or impeached.

Well, shortly after the redactions were lifted late on Friday, The Federalist’s Sean Davis got busy on Twitter, posting side-by-side comparisons of the original heavily redacted pages and the new, more transparent version. The disclosures are stunning. I know this will amaze you, but it turns out the redactions had absolutely nothing to do with concerns about the need to protect national security or pending investigations. Instead, the now-unredacted passages: 
  • Elaborate on why the FBI did not believe Flynn had lied, including quotations from Comey’s testimony.
  • Reveal that for some period of time during 2016, the FBI conducted a counterintelligence (CI) investigation of Flynn.
  • Note that top Obama Justice Department and FBI officials provided the committee with “conflicting testimony” about why the FBI interviewed Flynn as if he were a criminal suspect.
  • Illustrate that the FBI and Justice Department originally insisted on concealment of facts helpful to Flynn that are already public.

Monday, May 07, 2018

John McCain is an idiotic twatwaffle.

He actually said that he regrets picking Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

Johnny Boy, she's the only reason you won any states at all.  If it weren't for Sarah Palin, Obama would have won all 57 states and then some.  It wasn't until Palin came on stage that the entire McCain campaign had any hope at all.

And I think that's what really rankles that asshole.  Without Palin, he'd be even more of a laughingstock than he was at that point.

Anywho, now he says he should have picked Joe Lieberman.  You know, THE DEMOCRAT.  Yeah.  That says all you need to know about John Fucking McCain.

Buy guns and ammo

As the Colonel points out, things may never go sideways around you.  But if they do, and you're not armed, you will die.

Liberals who want you disarmed will often point out that you have a higher chance of being killed if you have a gun in your house. This is probably true. After all, criminals have guns in their houses and criminals are more likely to be killed, so that probably skews the numbers. Perhaps the fact that a gun is in your house makes it more likely, to some degree, that you may be killed by it, most likely by yourself, because suicide counts for >60% of gun deaths in America. 

But if you don't have access to effective firearms, and what liberals mislabel “assault rifles” are the best tactical choice, you have a 100% chance of not being able to defend yourself. As the suppressed CDC study that was recently revealed demonstrates, gun use for self-defense happens several million times a year. Unarmed, you have no chance to defend yourself, your family, your community, or your Constitution from threats.

And then buy more ammo.  I'm constrained by the fact that I have to move every two or three years, and they won't move any ammo or things that might go "boom".  Once I have MY house, it's gonna be stock-pile city.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

I feel the need for some beauty in my life today

Courtesy of Ann Barnhardt.





I'm not the biggest fan of Mozart's Piano Sonata No 16 in C Major, as it seems a bit too busy for me.  But that's just personal preference. 

Friday, May 04, 2018

Been so busy I missed a Schlichter column



There’s a lesson there. It’s a lesson that was never learned by our betters like Ben Rhodes and Susan Rice and all the other bloody-handed fools who managed to hobble the most powerful nation on earth for nearly a decade at the cost of hundreds of thousands of American and foreign lives. The United States is powerful because it is strong, but only when it is ready, willing, and able to use that power to serve America’s interests. The world saw Barack Obama was weak, feckless and afraid. It sees that Donald Trump is none of those things, so it fears him. 

And because of that, we may well have peace.

A must watch, of course

It's Bill Whittle




Thursday, May 03, 2018

Yeah, that's about what I'd say too.

Trump aide gives Democrats a very light taste of what they should be receiving on a daily basis.

'Of course, very few of us in flyover country knew Daniel until recently. Now we know that he quit his job with your Senate committee not long ago to raise $50 million from ten rich Democrats to finance more work on the FusionGPS Russian dossier. The one the FBI used to get a FISA warrant and intimidate President Donald Trump, without anyone admitting -- until months after it was deployed -- that it was paid for by Hillary Clinton. 
'In fact, good old Dan has been raising and spending millions to confirm the unconfirmable – and, of course, to keep all his old intel colleagues up-to-speed on what FusionGPS and British and Russian spies have found. Got to keep that Russia story in the news. 
'Of course Dan’s in touch with you guys. We know from the news that he’s been briefing Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of this committee. Which one of you works for Senator Warner? Please give Danny my best.

Basically, Caputo let them know the entire thing was bullshit, and he knows it's bullshit, and even more he knows that THEY KNOW IT'S BULLSHIT.

'What America needs is an investigation of the investigators. I want to know who is paying for the spies’ work and coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump? I want to know who Dan Jones is talking to across the investigations – from the FBI, to the Southern District of New York, to the OSC, to the Department of Justice, to Congress. 
'Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election. 
'I want to know because God Damn you to Hell.'

He's a hell of a lot nicer than I would be, were I in his shoes.

Good

Iowa might be signing the most restrictive abortion bill ever.  To wit - if there's a heartbeat detected, no abortion for you.

Good.

Murdering a baby for the sexual convenience of the mother isn't moral.  It's not civilized.  If you want to reduce the number of pregnancies, try actually teaching some morals to your kids.  Or maybe instill a culture where women are more than the sum total of their sexual organs.  Of course, you can't be a feminist and do that, but I consider that to be a bonus.

The late night votes on the bill were contentious but successful for pro-life advocates. The bill would ban the option of an abortion if a heartbeat is detected in an ultrasound. Most pregnancies exhibit a heartbeat for the baby as early as six weeks. 
There are exemptions to the rule, such as protecting the life of the mother and other medical emergencies.

Again:  Good.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Did you know that today was "Play your Ukulele Day"?

Neither did I until lunch.  Needless to say, my co-workers only had half a day of my serenading.  Poor things.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

A refreshing, honest take on Evan McMullin

You know, the guy that the TrueCons pulled out in an attempt to stop Donald Trump from winning the election?

Of course, quite rapidly it became clear that the chances of McMullin actually becoming president were someplace between zero and hahahahahahahaha . . . wait, what? But becoming president was no longer the point. It was all about sinking Trump, to prove to those awful populists who had dared to think for themselves, and not the way Bill Kristol and Bill Kristol’s donors wanted them to think, that they were servants, and could never live in the Big House as equals.
It appears that McMullin (I refuse to use the oft-repeated insult of calling him McMuffin, because I have far more respect for McDonald's breakfast sandwiches than I do this Fredocon NeverTrumper) has gotten himself into a bit of a bind thanks to his campaign to stop Donald Trump.  Read the whole thing.  And enjoy!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Jim Acosta is an ignorant, snobby shitstain on America's underwear

Listen to the condescension dripping from his mouth, much as Obama's spunk oozed from it while his Marxist Messiah was in office.

(There was supposed to be a video here.  Hold on....  Fine, just go here and watch it.)

These people actually think they're better than you.  And they honestly believe you're mentally ill.  These are your enemies, and I think the GOP should be playing that clip of Acosta over and over and over and over until the November election.

Taught a class on Saturday

I love teaching, and I love motorcycles.  So I figured that teaching the Basic Rider Course would combine my two loves and be a blast!

Which it is.  I love teaching.  But walking on blacktop for ten hours a day puts a hurting on me that takes some time to recover from.  Luckily, my dear wife loves me and kept me plied with scotch on Saturday night.  We went for a good long ride yesterday on the Natchez Trace Parkway.  Perfect weather for it.  Sunny, mid-70's, light breeze.  Went to the one place I knew had non-ethanol gasoline and filled up, because NON-ETHANOL.

Now it's back to the grind-stone. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

There was some media dinner last night?

Or something like that...  a bunch of slack-jawed, half-brained, low-t fuckwits from the DNC Stenographer Pool getting together to bray at President Trump.

News media aren't distrusted because of Trump. He attacks them because it works — because they were distrusted long before he went and ran for president. That so many have responded to his presidency by abandoning long-held journalistic principles, while walling themselves off in little self-affirming cloisters, is a danger not just to the industry, but the entire country.

I love that Trump doesn't bother attending these shitshows.  Sarah Sanders made an appearance, and it went just about how you think it would go.  One unfunny comedian (I saw her referred to on Twitter as the bastard love child of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Gilbert Gotfreid) going on and on with an unfunny monologue, which makes sense as she came from "The Daily Show".

These unintelligent, overly-educated asshats exist in order to take down what the DNC tells them and regurgitate it verbatim.  That is their sole reason for existing at this point.  And Trump knows this, so he doesn't bother wasting time on them.  A larger and ever-growing portion of America also knows this, which is why Trump's attacks on the Fake News purveyors is so effective.  And the Media itself is too stupid, too ideological, and too self-absorbed to realize anything.

Let them die.  We don't need the Washington Post or the NYT.  We don't need the Seattle Times or Seattle PI.  We don't need half of the newspapers out there, because they've become editorializing disguised as "news".  Let 'em go.  They're the buggy and horse-whip factories of the 21st century.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Do the math

Some guy who calculates the chance of a flood wiping out your house has also calculated some other numbers you might be interested in.

Stepping through this, the average year for colony establishment is 1678, which is 340 years ago. Two qualifying events in 340 years is a 0.5882% annual chance of nationwide violent revolution against the ruling government. Do the same math as we did above with the floodplains, in precisely the same way, and we see a 37% chance that any American of average life expectancy will experience at least one nationwide violent revolution. 
This is a bigger chance than your floodplain-bound home getting flooded out during your mortgage.
Buy more ammo.  And another gun, if you can.

James Clapper is a lying liar who lies.

We knew that already.  But it's confirmed once again.

Buried within a newly declassified congressional report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections is a shocking revelation: former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper not only leaked information about the infamous Steele dossier and high-level government briefings about it to CNN, he also may have lied to Congress about the matter. 
In one of the findings within the 253-page report, the House intelligence committee wrote that Clapper leaked details of a dossier briefing given to then-President-elect Donald Trump to CNN’s Jake Tapper, lied to Congress about the leak, and was rewarded with a CNN contract a few months later.

Read it all.  These people demand respect for their positions, when they've done nothing but bring disrespect to their entire organizations.  James Clapper is a partisan hack who lied under oath for the Democrat Party. 

And that's all he will ever be.  He sold his integrity, cheap. 

Why is it the older I get, the more shit I have to do?

Why couldn't all this shit happen when I was younger and had the time and energy to do it?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Hollywood is really just an inbred group of Marxist perverts

They haven't come up with anything new in decades.  I know that most stories are just re-telling of other, older stories, but at this point if it's not a comic book or a sequel, they can't do a damn thing.

Which makes little gems like this highlight Hollywood's failure all the more. 



There's talent out there.  There's creativity out there.  But it's not in Hollywood, it's in whatever little studio produced this.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

There really are two Americas

One, the (formerly) United States of America, where average people are more and more imposed upon by the State,

and the Socialist Oligarchy of America, where if you're politically connected you can do whatever you want, such as illegally launder millions of dollars and collude with the government to fix an election.  I guarantee you that Hillary Clinton won't see one single day of jail time for her crimes.  Her multiple felonies that any other person would already be in jail for committing.

This is why America is coming apart at the seams.  Either everybody is equal under the law, or the whole game is a fraud.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lying liars who lie

Anytime you see James Clapper or John Brennan bloviating, either on TV or on Twitter, remember that these are two men who violated the law, and then lied under oath about violating the law, and got off with no punishment because they helped Democrats in office.

A James Clapper can lie to Congress under oath about intelligence surveillance of U.S. citizens; a John Brennan can lie about CIA monitoring of U.S. Senate computers, or mislead Congress about the absence of any collateral damage in the use of drones. Yet we are supposed to give both further credence based on their emeriti titles or to believe their current Captain Renault-like outrage over President Trump’s lack of presidential decorum? But what in their past has earned them the moral high ground? Claiming that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was largely “secular,” or redefining jihad as “a holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam”?

These people are a huge reason why Trump won.  Who in the hell trusts these people other than greedy, corrupt, power-hungry tyrant-wanna-be assholes?

Yeti Coolers just shot their dick off

So Yeti decided that they were going to break ties with the NRA.  With no notice.

Have they seen their customer base lately?  And maybe they might have noticed that lots of companies out there are in the cooler business today?  Any brand loyalty they had with millions of NRA members just got shot out the window and onto the trash-heap of history.

If you own Yeti stock, sell.  Sell now.

Remember, they never report the real unemployment rate

But when Idaho has a 2.9% recorded unemployment rate, that means the real unemployment rate has got to be under 10%, for the first time in a long time.

Fourteen states have set new records for low unemployment rates in the last year, nearly a decade after the recession put millions of Americans out of work.

The states hitting new unemployment lows run the ideological gamut, from conservative Texas to liberal California, suggesting a recovery stronger than any particular political persuasion.

In March, eight states saw new record lows, including Hawaii (2.1 percent), Idaho (2.9 percent), Kentucky (4 percent ), Maine (2.7 percent), Mississippi (4.5 percent), Oregon (4.1 percent) and Wisconsin (2.9 percent).

It's amazing what the economy can do if you get the government out of the way.  Even Fruitcake Kalifornia is getting in on the action, although that state's economy is so convoluted that I don't really trust the numbers coming out.  Oh, I have no doubt their unemployment is low, but Kalifornia is essentially a feudal state where millions of peasants service their lords and ladies in the gated coastal enclaves.

Monday, April 23, 2018

That sound you hear

Is millions of brain-dead leftists screaming in agony over this information coming to light.



Check out Bartiromo when Nunes lays out the fact that there was not one single shred of evidence for the collusion investigation. 

And yet the Left is still screaming about Russia.  And the government thugs have been hysterically attacking anyone and anything associated with Trump for the past sixteen months.

This is why Trump will most likely win in 2020.

Shania Twain met the mob

And the mob won.





Crap like this is why Trump is probably going to win in 2020.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Busy day

Church first, and then lunch at a local joint.  Then home to bottle two of the test batches of mead.  Once they were corked, we started a test batch of cherry wine, a test of pomegranate wine, then a five gallon batch of apple cider and a five gallon batch of honey beer.

Lots of standing.  I'm sitting now.  Time for a cigar.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

So, a 4.5 mile run

is about 8000 steps, give or take.  The Mrs. gave me her old FitBit when she got the newer whizbang model.  I don't use it all the time, but I wear it to see just how much activity I'm getting whilst going about my day.

It's more to assuage my curiosity than anything else.  Plus, it helps me kick her butt into gear when we need to go walking.

Over 2 million defensive uses of a gun every year

As Insty said, the science was settled. And Secret.

Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck conducted the most thorough previously known survey data on the question in the 1990s. His study, which has been harshly disputed in pro-gun-control quarters, indicated that there were more than 2.2 million such defensive uses of guns (DGUs) in America a year. 
Now Kleck has unearthed some lost CDC survey data on the question. The CDC essentially confirmed Kleck's results. But Kleck didn't know about that until now, because the CDC never reported what it found.

That's over two million criminal acts that were prevented or stopped by the victim having a firearm.

That's not a small number, folks.

Kleck further details how much these CDC surveys confirmed his own controversial work: 
The final adjusted prevalence of 1.24% therefore implies that in an average year during 1996–1998, 2.46 million U.S. adults used a gun for self-defense. This estimate, based on an enormous sample of 12,870 cases (unweighted) in a nationally representative sample, strongly confirms the 2.5 million past-12-months estimate obtained Kleck and Gertz (1995)....CDC's results, then, imply that guns were used defensively by victims about 3.6 times as often as they were used offensively by criminals. 
For those who wonder exactly how purely scientific CDC researchers are likely to be about issues of gun violence that implicate policy, Kleck notes that "CDC never reported the results of those surveys, does not report on their website any estimates of DGU frequency, and does not even acknowledge that they ever asked about the topic in any of their surveys."
If the government actually reported the numbers their studies had discovered, it would have shot a cannonball-sized hole in the gun-control argument of the 90's.  So they just hushed it up.

When you hear the Left scream about how they just want to end gun violence, remember that they're trying their best to prevent YOU from being able to defend yourself against a violent criminal.  The data backs up gun owners.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Remember Brandon Eichs? Welcome to the new rules

There are people saying that the far-left, snorting hate-beast who teaches at Fresno State shouldn't get fired for what she said about Barbara Bush's death.  And there are plenty of conservative reasons why a person shouldn't get fired for their grossly ignorant, hate-filled tweets.

But while Jarrar is facing calls to be terminated, she attracted support from multiple advocacy organizations and professors who defended her right to free speech.
“Jarrar’s tweets are unquestionably protected speech under the First Amendment and Fresno State has no power to censor, punish, or terminate Jarrar for them,” Adam Steinbaugh, senior program officer for FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education), said in a statement to Fox News. 
FIRE also joined other free speech advocacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, in opposing the university’s decision to investigate Jarrar, saying it conflicts with the First Amendment.
Normally, I would agree with FIRE on this.  However....

The rules do not apply equally to both sides.  Not yet.  When the CEO of a company can be hounded out of his position not for any public statements he made, but for donating to a political cause that the Left didn't like, then this blubbery, bloated abscess can and should be hung out to dry for what she said publicly.

If the Left doesn't like their rules, then they shouldn't be forcing everyone else to play by them.  And until the Left feels the sting of the rules they demand for the Right, then they'll continue marching through public and private institutions demanding that everybody bow to them and their rules.  Well, watching this corpulent canker-sore get fired might just make some people on the Left figure out that their rules can be applied both ways, and they won't like living by their own rules.

These are not rules that the Right has come up with.  They are entirely created by Leftism, and dammit, the Left should be held to them the same as any conservative would be.  So, sorry not sorry to the Fat Festering Fuckhead of Fresno State.  Conservatives have lost their jobs for far less.  Time for the Left to enjoy the rules they have established.

They were warned that they would not like their rules.  They didn't give a shit as long as they could attack conservatives without repercussion.  That time is now over.

The Mrs. has a CriCut

And a heat press.  And I have tee-shirts with reflective vinyl to use for PT.  And she has a nascent business.

She made me a coffee cup that reads "Coffee doesn't ask me stupid questions in the morning.  Be more like Coffee."

She also made me a unit mug.  And my office all has matching work-out gear. 

I think she'll be keeping this up for a bit.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Just a reminder

That Robert Mueller is a political hack, and has been for decades.  He's only "respected" because he helps cover up Democrat corruption and government over-reach.

Damn good question




The pilot did what she was expected to do - get the plane on the ground in the case of an emergency.  She did an admirable job.  You could say she went above and beyond, and it's probably true.  But no passenger is ever asked to plug a HOLE IN THE PLANE with THEIR OWN BODY.  IN MID-AIR.

God forbid we have positive stories about men in the news.  That doesn't help the narrative.

Oh great, now I have to buy this

Just....  wow.

In case you don't know, I love a capella

Yes, I do.  Damn you Kim, I spent far too much time listening to this.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

This rabid land-whale is a tenured professor

So, Barbara Bush died yesterday.  Her husband held her hand all day, and was there when she passed.  While I think that Bush 41 was a horrible president, this has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that his wife of 73 years...

Let me repeat that - his wife of 73 years....

....has passed on, and quite frankly I don't know how much longer 41 has after this.  When people have been married for that long, sometimes they follow one another through that gate.  In any case, this was the perfect opportunity to express some good will, as well as hold a seven-decade marriage up as an example of what kids today should aspire to.

So naturally, a professor from Fresno State had to come out and demonstrated what a good little progressive leftist normally does.  In other words, by vomiting out some of the most demented bullshit one can think of.

You can go read the festering hatred if you wish.  This is a woman who's soul is blackened with corruption and rot.  And as usual, the outside soon begins to look like the inside.



Yeah.  That paragon of health and beauty decided that expressing hatred towards a woman who's lived a good life was a grand thing to do.  So now she's "on leave" from Fresno State.  Which means they are hunkering down and praying that the storm will blow over.  Sadly, they're saddled with that raging ProgNazi until she dies.  The good news is that given her blood type of Jell-o Pudding, that eventuality might not take too long.

Two-legged warthogs like this are why college is more and more of a sham and a scam.  Why on God's green earth should anyone spend $40,000 a year or more to get lectured by this snorting hate-beast?  Exactly what purpose does she serve, other than as an example of what NOT to be or do?

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's Tax Day.

Otherwise known as "The Day The Government Rapes You Without Lube Or A Reach-Around". 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Well, this is rare

The Ragin' Mrs and I have sampled multiple variations of Boudin sausage, and I think it's safe to say that we don't quite enjoy any of them.

This may piss off multiple Cajuns, but it's all a matter of opinion.  We like what we like.  And although we can make an authentic boudin, it's not something that we want to do.

Andouille, on the other hand....

Big changes a-comin'

Let's just say that a lot of plans that I had made for the next couple of years have been tossed in the trash and set on fire.  But in a good way, mostly.

In the meantime, have you seen Comey's book?  I think he's implicated himself legally at least five or six times.  This guy is NOT the "smart" man than he tries to portray.  He's merely an educated one.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

And so now we're bombing Syria

Well, just....  Fuck.

There is no good outcome in Syria, other than letting the Kurds take over, and they don't want the damn place either.  No matter who wins in Syria, it will be a radical islamist sect who hates America.  What.  The.  Hell.

If the world wants to stop Assad's weapons, the same world who LUUUUUUURVED Obama when he played his bullshit games with Syria, then let the World stop Assad.  He's a dictator who doesn't have a tin-pot to piss in other than what other countries give him.  If this is so damn urgent for the World, then let the World actually get their hands dirty for once instead of demanding that more Americans risk their lives for the ungrateful fucking shitwads.

Just fuck.

Friday, April 13, 2018

You know, I don't think this actually happened.





First and foremost, James Comey the Clinton Flunky swore under oath that he never had a one-on-one meeting with Obama.  Second, nowhere does he describe how he wiped Obama's sperm off his chin after the meeting.  Thus we know it could not have happened.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

More music of my yoot and then some

It's amazing how much music you listen to, only to find out that it was first done by a master.



Louie Prima, y'all.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

More music of my yoot, and then some

So way back when, They Might Be Giants put out "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)".  I mentioned the song to my dad, he said "Oh, yeah, that's a re-make."

Say what?

The Remake:


The Original:



Friday, April 06, 2018

On the shit-canning of Kevin Williamson

Ace sums up quite a few of my opinions about it:

This is most of the reason people voted for Trump: everyday Americans who are not insulated from toxic Social Justice Warrior mobbing by virtue of the fact of working for a (nominally) conservative magazine are sick and tired of being bullied and want someone to finally start pushing back. 
But the cucks laugh at that rationale. Why, it's silly to think you're being bullied, Hobbits. 
But now Kevin Williamson, who was blazing a trail that many of the cucks hoped to follow by decamping to a truly educated, sophisticated place like The Atlantic (not quite educated and sophisticated enough to know that French words end in -isme not ism, but at least more educated and sophisticated than the outlets serving the TrumpenProletariat) is the victim of Social Justice Warrior mobs demanding bloody scalps for speech they don't like, and now the cucks are suddenly bothered by this form of sociocorporate totalitarianism.

Kevin Williamson was one of the first people to attack and insult Trump supporters during the run-up to the 2016 election.  It wasn't "We have some disagreements", it wasn't "Let me convince you to vote for my guy", it was "You Trumpkins are stupid idiots and your towns should just die and cease to exist."  No, really, he was the guy who essentially told working-class whites that all of those factories closing and coal mines shutting down was their fault, and they just need to shut up and move.  Or die. 

It's amazing that once we had a government that didn't kow-tow to China or the EU, jobs came back.  It's amazing that once we had a government who actually understood that taking over 1/3 of profits from a company as taxes is BAD for business, we started having job growth.  Quite a few of those places that Kevin Williamson wanted to just shut up and die are making a come-back, or at least starting to turn around, and it's due to the man that Kevin Williamson hated so much that his hatred overflowed to that man's supporters.

But back to Williamson's firing, and the bevy of Liberal Republicans all falling on their fainting couches:

This has been going on for 8 years running everywhere in America except conservative magazines (and even there -- it went on some). 
Where you been all this time? Do you only get bothered by Social Justice Warrior scalp-hunting when they start coming after members of your tiny, tiny, microscopic class of Liberal Republicans Working for Liberal Republican Magazines Who Would Like One Day to Work at Liberal Democrat Magazines? 
Oh that's right -- you and your ilk have been spending these past few years attacking Kurt Schlichter for correctly saying that the left is imposing an intolerable speech code on us through sociocorporate power and that it's time to impose "New Rules" on them so they feel a similar pain (and are encouraged to de-escalate). 
But now that they got Kevin Williamson, it's only now a tragedy worth discussing, eh?

Williamson was quite possibly the worst anti-Trumper at National Review, and that's saying something.  After they came out with their "The Case Against Trump" issue, I cancelled my subscription.  That's not a shock to most folks.  What shocked the hell out of me was this:  My father did the same. 

NR went off the rails and into liberal delusions gradually, but they followed Sarah Hoyt's dictum:  Roll Left, then Die.  They fired Mark Steyn.  They fired John Derbyshire.  They got rid of some of the most eloquent conservative voices, and then they went hard against the man who would eventually win the Oval Office.  Williamson was jumping ship while the jumping was good, and now he's figured out what the rest of us already knew:  THE LEFT HATES YOU, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO APPEAL TO THEM. 

I've seen lots of shock at the sheer schadenfreude that has come from Williamson's firing.  The establishment RINOs are in full scolding mode, fingers shaking and chins wobbling.  What they don't understand is that they could all suffer the same thing that happened to Williamson, and we wouldn't care.  They have already told us what they think of us.  The scorn and distain drips from every Williamson piece, and they take every opportunity to express their disgust with us low, common people who voted for Trump instead of their donor-class figurehead.  The Trump Derangement Syndrome is still growing in people like Williamson, but they're finally forced to face the reality that their awesome liberal Democrat cocktail party pals won't help them out like they thought would happen.

Oh well. Guess you're stuck with us, cucks. Looks like the Cool Kids you admire you so much don't admire you enough to let you sit at their table for longer than a few minutes. 
Maybe this will finally open your eyes to what's actually going on right now. 
But probably not. You've been so arrogantly wrong about so many things for so long, you're kind of addicted to it.

Williamson getting fired falls under the category of "Stupidity becoming painful again".  I expect the first dose of reality won't take.  Its going to require multiple doses in the future, and there's no guarantee that it'll actually work.

But of course

The Obama junta was giving money to George Soros in order to fund his left-wing activities in Europe.  Why am I not surprised?

No wonder the Democrats shriek about the Koch brothers so much - they are projecting their sins upon the GOP.  While I don't agree with everything the Koch's say, if the GOP actually listened to them they'd be much better off.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Soon to be home again, jiggity-jig!

I get to sleep in my own bed tonight.  Now to get a body-cavity search by the nice TSA man!

Hey mister!  You won't find Hillary's emails up there!

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

I never really forgot the windchill up here

But there's a big difference between knowing that the cold and windchill exist, and going outside for a run and saying "Fuck that sideways" because I needed at least another layer, perhaps two.

My run yesterday was fine.  Today was ten degrees colder and about 30mph more.

Pretty much everything Elizabeth Warren says is a lie

And if you wait long enough, the proof will come out.

Terrible advocacy masquerading as social science though it was, the new Warren study became a staple of the advocacy for Obamacare. In fact, President Obama relied on it in his 2009 State of the Union address. 
But now, the Washington Post reports that a new study shows Warren’s figures to be wildly off-the-mark. The new study finds that, in reality, hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of bankruptcies among the non-elderly adults. This finding is based on hospitalizations that occurred several years before the federal Affordable Care Act expanded insurance coverageto millions of Americans. 
What about the uninsured? The study estimates that hospitalizations were responsible for only about 6 percent of bankruptcies among this group.
And yet those lies were used to push Obamacare, one of the most repugnant pieces of legislation ever put forth by Congress.

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Landed in Mordor yesterday

Flew into the GOOD airport, not the monstrosity that is O'Hare.  Working and getting information that should have been readily available when I first got to my position.  Better late than never, I guess.  This job has firmed up my resolve in a number of areas, the first of which is that I'm done cleaning up other people's messes without consequence for the mess-makers.

Maybe I can find a good cigar place close to my hotel....

Monday, April 02, 2018

How do you "care" for the poor

When the reason they are poor is that they refuse to do a damn thing to help themselves?

I stumbled across this article, and I can confirm that the homeless are pretty much taking over LA.  Yeah, there's millions of people living there, but you'd be amazed at how much an affect 50k homeless can have on a city.

You would also be amazed at how much alcohol and marijuana they are consuming, among other things.  And how often they'll just steal whatever they can from you in order to fund their drugs.

So here's my question:  given that we know, from experience that any money given to the homeless goes into booze or drugs.  We know that if we give them a place to live, they will turn it into a shit-strewn hovel of drugs, trash and crime.  We know that if we give them a job, they most likely won't go to it, because that would interfere with their drugs and booze.  How do we know this?  Because we have the concrete examples of various shelters and organizations that help the homeless who's only real demand is no drugs, no booze.  St. Vincent De Paul in my hometown has a program for the homeless that gives them three hots and a cot, clothing, an address, and references, all to help them get back on their feet.  The only conditions are A) work one hour PER WEEK in the shop, and B) you must stay sober.  No booze or drugs.

Over 90% of the homeless who are told these conditions walk right back out.  They want a hand-out, not a hand up.  They don't want to get sober and turn their life around, they just want people to give them the money and things they need in order to stay drunk and high.

So, how do you help people like that?

This is just my opinion, but you force them to hit rock bottom.  A person cannot change unless they want to change.  They cannot be saved unless they want to be saved.  And as long as they have a way to keep getting drunk or high, they won't want to change.  They have to hit absolute bottom before they make the choice to change.

There are programs out there that actually help the homeless.  I've seen them.  But demand sobriety, and accountability.  Anyone who turns that down should get nothing. 

And yes, I know that means some people will die.  If they refuse to get help and get off whatever drug they are on, they're going to die anyway.  The question is just a matter of when, and how much grief and money that addict is going to cost their family and society before they die.  My answer to that is "As little as possible for the good of society."

In the mean time, to anyone who demands that we give the homeless their camps and their free shit, the only question is this:  How many tons of human waste, garbage, and used needles would you accept in your neighborhood?  How many criminals do you want hanging around your house? 

Living in a world where the homeless are coddled means living in a world where everything you own must be locked up or locked down.  Living in a world where the homeless are coddled means security doors with two or three locks on them.  Living in a world where the homeless are coddled means not taking a walk in the park because the drug addicts who shit directly in the walking path also chase you, screaming gibberish, for daring to wake them up by walking past them while they marinate in their piss-soaked clothing.

For the mentally ill, re-open the asylums.  Have a place where they can be treated and cared for.  Or again, deal with the crazy cat lady chasing your kid down the sidewalk, howling in insane rage over something that doesn't exist.  Deal with the guy shitting in your rosebushes in the early morning because the voices in his head have told him that a steady job was the alien's way of controlling his spleen and he just can't do that and survive.

Stop with the hand-outs, and quite a bit of the homeless would be forced to either change their habits, or die.  And then you can truly help the people who actually need it.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Easter Sunday

28 And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.
And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow.
And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men.
And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.
And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee; there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.

Go.  Go out and tell the world that he is risen.



I suggest putting this on the best sound system you have and cranking it up to 11.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

More FBI failure

At this point, I would call the entire organization a laughingstock, a sick joke, a sham organization who's only real job is to protect the D.C. swamp dwellers

I wish that the FBI had recorded their interviews with Ms. Salman as there were several significant inconsistencies with the written summaries of her statements.

Read that sentence again.  It's from the Jury Foreman in the Noor Salman trial. 

So Gen. Flynn gets hounded by the FBI for one inadvertent mis-statement, but these idiotic fucking boobs can't bother to actually record their interview with the WIFE OF A GUY WHO KILLED 49 PEOPLE?????

I would fire everybody from the agents who decided NOT to record their interview with the WIFE OF A GUY WHO KILLED 49 PEOPLE, all the way up to the top.  The FBI has destroyed any kind of credibility they once had, and now they're digging a hole to see how much lower they can go.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Yes, they are trying to ban all guns. Here's H.R. 5087.

And it's a Democrat's wet dream.  They even helpfully list all the guns they want to ban.


Fuck the fucking fuckers.

Jorge Bergolio, the anti-Pope: There is no Hell!

Also Jorge Bergolio:  I didn't really say what I said!

In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just "disappear." This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul. 
The interview between Scalfari and the Pope was published March 28, 2018 in La Repubblica. The relevant section on Hell was translated by the highly respected web log, Rorate Caeli


Jorge Bergolio is many things.  He's a sodomite, most likely a pedophile or at least an enabler of pedophelia.  He's a man of middling intelligence, who rode his Marxist ideology to the top of the Catholic hierarchy and has no plans to stop now.  But what Jorge Bergolio is NOT is a faithful servant of God.  What Bergolio is NOT is a believer in Jesus Christ and His Church.  Stop and think about that for a minute.  Bergolio doesn't actually believe a word of Church doctrine.  And he most certainly doesn't follow God

Further, the existence of hell and eternal damnation is a proofset of God’s love and RESPECT for us.  If God didn’t really love us, if He didn’t respect us AS RATIONAL INTELLECTS that are free to choose our actions, then soul annihilation is EXACTLY what He would do.  The fact is that the “god” Antipope Bergoglio is describing is a being DEVOID OF LOVE, who has less than zero respect for humanity.  Antipope Bergoglio is trying to convince the world that satan is God, and that satan in his “mercy” will just snuff you out of existence if “things don’t work out”.  No harm, no foul. 
If God just started snuffing beings out of existence when they made a choice that wasn’t in accord with His will, wouldn’t that cheapen all life and existence to the point of meaninglessness? Wouldn’t all rational beings just be mere object-playthings at that point? Yep.
The way things are going, I fully expect to be expelled from a Catholic Church sometime in my lifetime, simply for the fact that I follow God and expect priests to do the same.  Jorge Bergolio has already caused some priests to omit his name during the Mass, for the simple fact that these priests can see by his works that he's not a man of God.  If the Catholic Church continues down this path, there's another schism in the works.

The Nice Girl who saved the 2nd Amendment

A very interesting read.

Malcolm’s doctoral dissertation focused on King Charles I and the problem of loyalty in the 1640s, and much of her scholarship has flowed from this initial work. The Royal Historical Society published her first book, and she edited a pair of volumes for the Liberty Fund, totaling more than 1,000 pages, on political tracts in 17th-century England. As she researched and wrote on the period, she noticed something peculiar. “During the English Civil War, the king would summon the local militia to turn out with their best weapons,” she says. “Then he would relieve them of their best weapons. He confiscated them. Obviously, he didn’t trust his subjects.” 
At a time when armies were marching around England, ordinary people became anxious about surrendering guns. Then, in 1689, the English Bill of Rights responded by granting Protestants the right to “have Arms for their Defence.” Malcolm wasn’t the first person to notice this, of course, but as an American who had studied political loyalty in England, she approached the topic from a fresh angle. “The English felt a need to put this in writing because the king had been disarming his political opponents,” she says. “This is the origin of our Second Amendment. It’s an individual right.”

I also chuckled at the fact that exposure to Senate Democrats started her down the road to becoming a Republican.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Red streaks are bad, m'kay?

Got home last night, with my wrist hurting worse than it had in the morning.  Took my uniform top off, and saw red streaks going from my wrist to my elbow on the inside of my arm.

Red streaks are bad, m'kay?  Not good.

Went to hospital, where a nice doctor looked me over and said "Yep, that's cellulitis!"  And gave me lots of antibiotics.  In case you don't know (like I didn't) cellulitis is essentially an infection under the skin, normally caused by some sort of staphylococcus bacteria.  How did it get there?  Hell if I know.  Maybe a bug bite.  I have no clue.

So anyways, I'm now on two different antibiotics.  Yay me.  I'll be shitting like a goose in a couple of days.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

I have done something to my wrist

And I'll be damned if I know what.  But it hurts.  Moving it hurts.  Typing hurts.  Picking things up hurts.  I think I need to find a doctor, because this ain't normal, and it's not a sprain. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

It's almost as if the FBI doesn't give a shit about the law

And only cares about getting Democrats elected and re-elected.

In March 2017, FBI agents were tailing House of Representatives IT aides suspected of hacking Congress, and apprehended one at the airport trying to make a hasty exit to Pakistan. She refused to speak with them, and a search revealed that she was carrying an apparently illegal amount of cash. 
The FBI allowed Hina Alvi, wife of Imran Awan, to board the plane anyway — then filed paperwork saying agents believed she had no intention of returning to the U.S. 
For nearly a year since, the case has lingered despite the House Office of Inspector General (OIG) determining that the family of Pakistanis made “unauthorized access” to Congress’s data shortly before the election.

There are only two options here:  A) These FBI agents were so incompetent that they need to be kicked out of the FBI and any other government job for the rest of their lives, or B) they're corrupt and worked with the DNC to hide and protect Imran Awan and his family.

Either way, nobody should ever trust the FBI to actually do their jobs ever again.  Because they've proven that they either will not, or cannot, and in the end it boils down to the same thing.

For those who don't know, Imran Awan worked for multiple Democrat congress-critters, including Debbie Wassermann-Schultz when she was head of the DNC.  I'd love to know what info they got off those Democrat computers.  But the FBI has essentially made sure that we will never know. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

From Reader Dave

....who snapped this photo while he was in Austin, TX.  I know that Austin is kind of like the Portland of Texas, but this ought to show you that the cancer is everywhere.  They decided to have an anti-gun march, while chanting "Let's Stop Bullets".




In Texas.  Yes, Austin, but ....  TEXAS.  And "Let's Stop Bullets"?  Really?  I mean, if you WANT to, I suppose you can, but I'd rather stop the Democrat shooters that keep shooting up schools....

Flashbacks

I watched this sketch, and I had a flashback of when I tried to explain to the Medical Recruiting Brigade why they couldn't get what they wanted, and why the system we had to use wasn't giving them the answers they wanted.



It was like trying to explain the smell of the color nine.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Crunching the data

Since every left-wing site out there is hysterically trying to claim that guns are murdering bullet-hoses that jump up and hop down the street killing people all over the place...

Here's the real numbers.

There is no clear correlation whatsoever between gun ownership rate and gun homicide rate. Not within the USA. Not regionally. Not internationally. Not among peaceful societies. Not among violent ones. Gun ownership doesn’t make us safer. It doesn’t make us less safe. The correlation simply isn’t there. It is blatantly not-there. It is so tremendously not-there that the “not-there-ness” of it alone should be a huge news story. 
And anyone with access to the internet and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel can check for themselves. Here’s how you do it.

Anti-gunners can't win unless they cheat and lie.  Don't allow them to lie to you.

UPDATE:  Link should be fixed now.  Thanks Drum!  Sorry everybody!

In case you were wondering

That whole "March For Our Lives" think in D.C. is exactly who and what you thought it was.





These people shouldn't be allowed to wander in public like this.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Taught a motorcycle safety class today

Running 8 miles on pavement isn't an old man's game.  Damn.  I'm going to be sore as hell tomorrow.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Paul Ryan once again caves to the Democrats

If this Omnibus bill passes, the GOP can kiss away all control of Congress for the next six years.

“We buckled,” said Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) of congressional Republicans’ negotiations on Capitol Hill regarding a $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill scheduled for a vote on Wednesday night. 
Congressman Brat joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight for an interview with co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak moments before entering the House to cast his vote.



It's apparent that the GOP establishment still hasn't learned that business as usual is not the way to go.  If they think the Tea Party was unpleasant, what's about to get thrown at them will make the Tea Party look like a tempest in a tea pot.  The Freedom Caucus gets it, but the GOP establishment would rather cut off their own dicks than listen to people who actually represent their constituents.  One GOP Representative who actually gets it is this guy:





And I agree with the sentiment here:  Veto this crap.  Period.