Day by Day

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.