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Saturday, January 20, 2018

NFL hemorrhaging viewers

Heckuva job, Goodell!

This past weekend the NFL had three very competitive games among its four divisional round playoff contests. 
Unfortunately for the league, ratings continued to plummet. 
In fact, ratings are plummeting so much that virtually no major media outlets are even talking about ratings at all. It’s almost like the league and its television partners have put out the code red not to acknowledge the collapse in viewership so far in 2018.
How bad is it?  This bad:

Yep, every single game was down, no matter how good the games were. And, remember, three of these games were highly competitive in the divisional round this year. Whereas last year only two of the games were competitive. Hell, three of the four windows even feature one of the same teams from last year. And yes, I know, the Cowboys and the Packers played last year and those are the two biggest fan base draws in the NFL, but even if you pull that game out the numbers for the other three games also declined double digits. (The three other games were down 15.3%, 10.4% and 5.6%) 
Adding all these numbers up 120.8 million viewers watched the NFL divisional round playoffs in 2018 vs. 144.1 million who watched in 2017, a decline of 23.3 million total viewers.
Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of assholes.  Oh, and apropos of nothing:

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane allegedly told police during his DUI arrest Sunday he was “more high than anything.” 
Lane, 27, was booked into the King County Jail early Sunday morning but released less than four hours later after paying a $1,000 bail.
"Dude, I wasn't drunk, I was just high as a kite!"  Yeah.  Let me go back to my post from yesterday.  Lower the boom on this fuckstick.  Driving high is just as bad as driving drunk.  What a fucking loser. 


Looks like there's gonna be a shut-down

Because the Democrats care more about illegal aliens than they do about US citizens and members of the military.

We'll see how long it lasts.  I'll miss a paycheck or two.  Maybe more.  If the Democrats think that this will play well in an election year, they have another thing coming.  As someone pointed out, the typical GOP voter is a maker, not a taker.  The typical Democrat voter is the opposite.  I don't see this playing well with the majority of voters in America.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Correlation is not causation, you over-educated idiots

So a bunch of scientists want to lower the limit for BAC.

Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year.

A "prestigious scientific panel" full of people who don't know what the hell they're talking about.  This is part of the problem when you're a very intelligent person - you tend to think that because you're a genius in one area, you're a genius in other areas.  Let me explain why they're wrong.

The BAC level for most states is set at .08.  So if you're at .08 or higher BAC, that's considered "drunk driving".  It was at .10 for decades, before it was lowered around the late 90's. 

Most people who I pulled over for drunk driving were blowing around .12 to .20 BAC, with some a bit higher.  So they were well beyond the limit, and that means even further beyond the limit that these so-called smart people want to impose.

The military folks didn't have too many DUIs in their background.  If they did they typically were busted down in rank, which meant removal from the service.  But the civilians we busted on post?  Multiple DUIs.  And they either kept driving even without a license, or they STILL HAD THEIR LICENSE after four or five DUIs!

You want to cut down on drunk driving in America?  Lowering the BAC level won't do a damn thing.  Lowering the boom on the assholes who are driving drunk WILL in fact help lower the DUI rates.  I've never understood why this country is so lenient with drunk drivers.  Would you be lenient with someone who walks around waving a gun at people?  Hell no you wouldn't, they would be in jail on multiple charges!

But the people who drive drunk, who in effect wave that gun at random people, get a slap on the wrist.

This isn't about BAC.  This is about the permissive attitude we as Americans have towards drunk drivers in our legal system.  Slap them in jail for a good period of time, and see how much drunk driving drops off.  Take away their licenses, hard, and impose massive punishment if you're driving drunk with a suspended license.  Do the same for those people who drive stoned or high.  You have no right to be operating a machine while impaired.  Take away the cars of those caught drunk driving and auction them off, and watch the DUI numbers fall. 

Just lowering an arbitrary number does nothing.  You have to make the punishment for drunk driving stick.  I don't care if you're at a .1 or a .3, if you don't actually punish people for driving drunk, it makes no difference.  You could set the limit at .02, but if you still allow the drunk drivers to have a license after five convictions, what you're really saying is that you don't actually give a shit.

For the record, and I know this because I was the test subject in a DUI certification class, the highest I've been recorded was a .133 BAC, and I can honestly say I was blotto.  At a .103 I knew that I didn't need to be anywhere near machinery.  Even at a .08 I knew I was "drunk", and wouldn't have gotten behind the wheel  So I have an idea of what .08 feels like, because I know how I felt when I had reached that point.  However, people have different reactions to booze depending on a whole host of factors.  That makes whatever BAC limit you impose pretty much arbitrary. 

Vermin flee from sunlight

Which is why the Democrats all voted en mass to try to block the FISA memo from being released.

Republican congressmen are calling for the immediate public release of a four-page memo that reveals what they call “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” government surveillance abuses under President Obama. One congressman even likened the details of the memo currently circulating in Congress to "KGB activity in Russia." 
The House Intelligence Committee on Thursday released the memo on Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses to all House members after approving Rep. Pete King's (R-N.Y.) motion to do so. The vote on releasing the memo to Congress was — not surprisingly — along party lines, with Democrats voting against transparency.

Obama was a tyrant.  A narcissistic, dumb, arrogant, Marxist tyrant.  I suspect we'll find out more and more just how true that statement is in the coming months.  And if this FISA memo gets released, I think we'll learn that even I was being too nice when I said all those things about him.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Oh, for fuck's sake!

Jorge Bergolio honors an abortion activist with a papal honor.

Pope Francis has conferred the title of “Commander of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great” on Lilianne Ploumen, a Dutch politician and vocal agitator for abortion rights.

The Pope (or the anti-pope, as I like to call him) just awarded what amounts to knighthood to someone who advocates for abortion and homosexuality.

Both of which, the last time I checked, were two of the things that the Catholic Church is supposed to be opposed.

But I guess Jorge Bergolio has to make his buddies in the gay bishops happy somehow. 

Seriously, why doesn't Bergolio just drop all pretenses and join the Universalist Unitarian church?

My Body, My Choice!

So, if the decision to have an abortion is totally within the woman's purview, and men have absolutely no say in whether or not a woman can have an abortion, then child support should be summarily removed from our books of laws, as the responsibility for a pregnancy lies completely within the choice of the woman, not the man.

Discuss.

Transgender Mafia puts disabled Vet on Unemployment

Because BADTHINK!

You all know how it goes:

Caligan's views on science and gender are not unique. Most people know that sex is based on genetics and DNA, and gender is a grammatical term used by the trans activists to confuse the issue. But even stating that pedestrian view jumpstarted a witch hunt. Soon, this announcement was posted to Facebook targeting Short Fuse Media Group for being associated with Caligan.


The Mentally Ill Left, who refuse to acknowledge biology, had to make an example of someone who doesn't buy into their delusion.



I figure I'll get kicked off of twitter one day for uttering simple truth like the above.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

It is ten degrees where I live right now.

And normally, I wouldn't think twice of it.  Because if I were in Idaho, or Wisconsin, or even Washington state, ten degrees is normal.

I'm in Mississippi.  Holy hell, people, where is that Global Warming I was promised, huh?  There is snow, ice, and near-record low temps down South right now.  As the Mrs. says, "I don't know where we are, but this can't be Mississippi, because that's too far South for this crap!"

Ten degrees and snow on the ground.  Huh.  We're burning through propane in our furnace like it's going out of style.  These houses aren't made for this kind of cold, and it shows.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan died recently

I don't think I can describe just how much, way back when I was a singing and playing long haired hippy, that I wanted to take dear Dolores and bed her until she warbled in a higher octave.

Ah well.  Another crush of mine, gone.




Simple things

So the Mrs. and I like to make our own sausage.  The grinder doubles as a stuffer, which can get somewhat frustrating.  Or at least it was, because we ordered a vertical sausage stuffer and it showed up yesterday.

I get a little giddy over simple things.  Yeah, it's a kitchen gadget, but it makes my life much easier.  So tonight, we make andouille and hot Italian.  Plus work on the jalapeño-cheddar recipe.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Make Mine Freedom

I've posted this multiple times previously.  It's worth posting again.



This is something that kids need to watch, over and over.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Dinner

The Mrs. and I make our own sausage.  We started with Italian back when we were stationed in Puerto Rico.  We added bratwurst when we couldn't find any sausage that didn't have some form of soy or sugar added to it in Wisconsin.  We have a bunch of different types we make, and in Virginia we encountered Cheddar and Jalapeño sausage at various BBQ joints.  Now down here in the South, where we live, we haven't found any C&J sausage.  So.......

We made three different test batches.  And then we smoked them.



We found the recipe that we want to play with.  Maybe I'll post more updates later.