Day by Day

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Take care of yourself, folks.

I'm part of a funeral detail today.  Old-ish gent, Viet Nam vet, but about 15 years younger than my father, who is also a Viet Nam vet.

Now granted, this gent had scores of kids, grand-kids, great-grandkids, etcetera, so you can't say he didn't live a full life.  But he died rather young, all things considered.  Much younger than I would prefer to kick the bucket.  And probably much younger than he wanted to shuffle off this mortal coil.

Get healthy.  Or healthier, all things considered.  Take care of yourself. 

What could we do with $38,000,000,000?

Fix some bridges, maybe?  Repair some of our infrastructure?  Anything other than letting illegal aliens dump it into their countries?

Perhaps comically, remittances were actually Mexico’s biggest source of foreign income after auto exports, far surpassing the $20 billion that Mexico earned from oil exports and the $19 billion from tourism in 2017. 
Undoubtedly the majority of these remittances were sent by legal immigrants to America, although a substantial share was in fact sent by illegal immigrants.  It is estimated that illegal immigrants sent $38 billion abroad in remittances in 2017.
A country that refuses to enforce it's borders stops being a country in short order. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

FBI was warned about school shooter last month, and did nothing

TOP.  MEN.

The FBI said Friday that a month before the shooting rampage at a South Florida high school, the bureau received a warning that the 19-year-old charged in the massacre might carry out such an attack — but then investigators failed to act on it. 
The startling revelation came two days after police say Nikolas Cruz marched into his former high school and gunned down 17 people. In a statement, the FBI said it received a tip last month from “a person close to Nikolas Cruz” reporting concerns about him, specifically saying that he could potentially carry out a school shooting. 
While this should have been investigated “as a potential threat to life …  these protocols were not followed,” the bureau said in a statement.

Oh, and they were warned about Cruz's YouTube channel where he made similar threats, and again, did nothing.

But hey, they're all over the MUH RUSSIA thing!  Oh, and lying to Congress, and to the American people about the bullshit they were pulling over the 2016 election.

Failures of this magnitude normally require folks to be fired with prejudice in order to right the ship.

Mind altering drugs and violence

In light of the school shooting in Florida, here's a list of people who were on anti-depressants when they committed violence.

Guns are not the problem.  Guns are inanimate objects, and as we've seen all around the globe, you can be killed by a truck just as easily as you can with a gun.  What is causing these people to kill others?  In the case of muslims, it's their belief in a Satanic death cult.  But in the case of kids who've been fed medication....  maybe it's the meds.

I'll also point you once again to John Ringo's essay about Cymbalta.

Nobody really knows how the brain works.  We can see functions and actions and say "OK, if we do X then Y happens", but we still don't know WHY.  Adding drugs that screw with the dopamine and serotonin receptors WILL cause side effects, and God knows that we've been doping kids up with all kinds of SSRI inhibitors, or anti-depressants, or anti-psychotics for years now.  I think we'll continue to see more of this than less, because too many people focus on the gun and not the actual issue.  They're focusing on the symptoms, and not the cause.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

So, I was arguing with this "Jew" in Kalifornia

And I put the word "Jew" in parentheses, because they may have been Jewish ethnically, but they didn't follow a single bit of Jewish doctrine.  And when I asked them what temple they attended, they blew a gasket because they didn't actually have an answer.

So it makes me happy to read an article like this:  Hey, Chuck, What the hell does McDonalds put in its cheeseburgers?

Chuck Schumer is a Jew like Nancy Pelosi is a Catholic.  It's a mask to be used in order to gain votes and deflect criticism, but they don't actually follow their faith.  That's just for the rubes, don't you know.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you

And in case you were wondering, so long as you're not some ProgNazi, they're out to get you.

These kinds of abuses of power were nothing new, given the Obama team’s long history of this type of misconduct on everything from the Benghazi terror attack to the political misuse of the IRS. They weaponized the most fearsome government agencies to target, monitor and presumably illegally unmask political opponents, including members of Congress, journalists reporting unfavorable stories, Trump allies and average Americans.  
These dark institutional offenses didn’t just materialize out of thin air. One of the criticisms of President Nixon was that even though he wasn’t aware of the Watergate break-in, he had created an environment in which such an action was acceptable. 
Decades later, Obama created a climate in which the potentially criminal misuse of the DOJ and the FBI, as currently being unraveled, was not just acceptable but perhaps encouraged, thereby giving rise to what could be the most dangerous scandal in American history.

And then these Proggies wonder why we refuse to give up our guns.  Because without them, the odds of being shoved into cattle cars and sent off to a final "solution" by the liberals grows exponentially. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This is not how a clean, competent organization functions

When six high-level officials resign, are removed, or demoted in a short window of time.

But if the FBI and Justice are so squeaky clean of political bias, what accounts for the growing pile of top officials deeply involved in those supposedly aboveboard investigations who've been reassigned, demoted or have suddenly quit their jobs? There have been nearly half a dozen in just the past few weeks. Thankfully, reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been keeping a running tally.

BUT DAVE, THE RANK AND FILE BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.  Exactly how many rank and file agents have we seen pushing back against the leadership who was COMMITTING ILLEGAL AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTS ON A DAILY BASIS?

The FBI needs to be purged, top to bottom.

St. Valentine's Day

And Ash Wednesday.  So, today we celebrate the feast day of the Patron Saint of Love, along with the beginning of Lent, the season where we prepare for the resurrection of Christ by acknowledging our sins that caused his death.

The Mrs. and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day.  It's a Hallmark Holiday.  Flowers and Chocolates and blah blah blah blah.  We've never really gotten into it. 

Just in case you were wondering who St. Valentine actually was:

Valentine became famous for marrying couples who were in love but couldn’t get legally married in Rome during the reign of Emperor Claudius II, who outlawed weddings. Claudius wanted to recruit lots of men to be soldiers in his army and thought that marriage would be an obstacle to recruiting new soldiers. He also wanted to prevent his existing soldiers from getting married because he thought that marriage would distract them from their work. 
When Emperor Claudius discovered that Valentine was performing weddings, he sent Valentine to jail. Valentine used his time in jail to continue to reach out to people with the love that he said Jesus Christ gave him for others. 
He befriended his jailer, Asterious, who became so impressed with Valentine’s wisdom that he asked Valentine to help his daughter Julia with her lessons. Julia was blind and needed someone to read material for her to learn it. Valentine then became friends with Julia through his work with her when she came to visit him in jail. 
Emperor Claudius also came to like Valentine. He offered to pardon Valentine and set him free if Valentine would renounce his Christian faith and agree to worship the Roman gods. Not only did Valentine refuse to leave his faith, he also encouraged Emperor Claudius to place his trust in Christ. Valentine’s faithful choices cost him his life. Emperor Claudius was so enraged at Valentine’s response that he sentenced Valentine to die. 
Before he was killed, Valentine wrote a last note to encourage Julia to stay close to Jesus and to thank her for being his friend. He signed the note: “From your Valentine.” That note inspired people to begin writing their own loving messages to people on Valentine’s Feast Day, February 14th, which is celebrated on the same day on which Valentine was martyred. 
Valentine was beaten, stoned, and beheaded on February 14, 270. People who remembered his loving service to many young couples began celebrating his life, and he came to be regarded as a saint through whom God had worked to help people in miraculous ways. By 496, Pope Gelasius designated February 14th as Valentine’s official feast day.

St. Valentine so loved Christ that he was beaten, stoned, and beheaded.  I will withhold any commentary about how that mirrors modern-day romance.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pretty much, yeah.

College - it's just a show put on for other folks.

While the labor market rewards good grades and fancy degrees, most of the subjects schools require simply aren't relevant on the job. Literacy and numeracy are vital, but few of us use history, poetry, higher mathematics or foreign languages after graduation. The main reason firms reward education is because it certifies (or "signals") brains, work ethic and conformity.

"Conformity" being the biggest of those three. 

Almost everyone pays lip service to the glories of education, but actions speak louder than words. Ponder this: If a student wants to study at Princeton, he doesn't really need to apply or pay tuition. He can simply show up and start taking classes. As a professor, I assure you that we make near-zero effort to stop unofficial education; indeed, the rare, earnestly curious student touches our hearts. At the end of four years at Princeton, though, the guerrilla student would lack one precious thing: a diploma. The fact that almost no one tries this route — saving hundreds of thousands of dollars along the way — is a strong sign that students understand the value of certification over actual learning.

Using the Army as an example - they want to see a diploma.  They don't care what subject.  It could be Underwater Manchurian Basket Weaving.  It could be on Technical Lighting and Sound in the Pornography Industry.  They don't give a shit as long as they see you have a diploma.

Well, then, a lot of troops go to a diploma mill, get a fancy sheepskin, and hang it on their wall.  What did they learn?  Damn near nothing.  But the Army says that if you don't get a diploma you don't get promoted, so they play the game. 

I have to head out, so I'll post more on this later.  I've got a couple of thoughts brewing.

More music from my yoot*



Sad that most radio stations around here can't play more than Led Zepplin and AC/DC.  I love those bands, don't get me wrong.  But damn, there was a LOT of good music that came out of the 90's.


* "yoot" being a relative term.

Monday, February 12, 2018

"Stupid German Whore"

This is what they do.  This is who they are.

And suddenly, it turned out that those people who dealt with everything who ate with me, drank, danced, laughed, did not pray, did not go to the mosque, did not observe Ramadan, mocked religion and deeply religious people, they, all while eating my food and sitting in my garden, they don’t talk about me other than “a stupid German whore”.

If you are unfamiliar with muslim culture, or muslim customs, then go read that entire article.  It's a long one.  Get a cup of coffee and sit down to read.  The people we are bringing in to our countries are not refugees, they are invaders, and they know it.  They bring their crime with them, they bring their own customs with them, which they refuse to give up, and they bring their barbaric, 7th-Century pedophile-worshipping Satanic death cult with them.

Islam is incompatible with Civilization.  Always has been.  Always will be. 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

See if you can spot the problem

Web-hopping around today.  Went to The Declination, to this post.  Saw this photo:





Now that's a historical photo, of people protesting the Apollo Space Program because they want the money to go to them.  Specifically, to their food.

Take a look at the woman.  She's so damn fat she cannot put her arms completely down at her sides.  You can see the blubber around the bicep, which looks more like jello shoved into a sock rather than an arm.

Hey lady!  Maybe put your fork down and FEED YOUR KID INSTEAD OF YOURSELF.

Now I know this photo is decades old, and yon behemoth is most likely dead of some coronary disease that you get from eating grease like it's going out of style.  But the sentiment, and the behavior displayed in this photo, is alive and well today.  One only needs to hang out at the local welfare office to see this.

Blah.  Off to work.