Day by Day

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Uh.....





Yeah.  And Obama gave Iran billions of dollars and the ability to restart their nuke program.  Think about that.

Range Day yesterday

Did OK.  Not up to my usual standard.  This is actually the first time I've ever used an optic on my M4, so it was a little different.  Had I been more familiar I think I could have done better.

Anthony Bourdain has committed suicide.  This sucks.  The guy was a dick.  An entertaining dick, but a dick.  But nobody should go out like that.  As a Catholic, suicide is the one unforgivable sin.  There's no chance to see the Pearly Gates after that, it's straight down through Purgatory and into hell for you when you off yourself.  So don't do it.  Is life on earth so bad that you want to compound it with an eternity in hell?  Not to mention the damage that it does to everyone around you, who has to pick up the pieces of their lives without you.  The damage that a person's suicide does to the loved ones of the deceased is unreal. 

Charles Krauthammer has cancer, and he's only got a couple of weeks to live.  I have several I know, in my family, in my work, and in my personal life that have cancer right now, and I'm getting a little tired of it.  I'm betting there's a few of you out there in the same situation.

And now I get to go back to work today.  So posting will be a little light.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Social Security nose-diving into free-fall

Medicare sucking the hind-tit as well.  Look, this shouldn't shock anyone.  Both Medicare and Social Security were a way for the government to buy votes by robbing Peter to pay Paul, and as usual, whenever there are billions of dollars being stolen from one group, there will be the various human remoras hanging around to get a piece of the action.  Pretty soon, those remoras are getting a bigger and bigger piece of that action.

Not to mention that the whole S.S. "trust fund" is a load of crap - they've been paying benefits out of current year tax revenues ever since I can remember, and blowing any left-over cash on their social programs and other vote-buying legislation.  I'd say that money has run out, but the truth it is ran out decades ago.  They've just been borrowing and printing money ever since then.

If I could, I would destroy Social Security.  It's been nothing but a drain on my finances, and the finances of everyone my age.  It has taken 15% of my economic potential and tossed it down the shitter ever since I started working.  Imagine if I had been able to put that money into an IRA, or a mutual fund.  I'd be rich.  I'd be a damn millionaire.  Hell, even if I had just stuffed it into a savings account I'd be better off than I am now.

Social Security is nothing but a government mandated Ponzi scheme.  Bernie Madoff couldn't conceive of a swindle as big as Social Security.  Let it die.

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Anniversary of D-Day

I wish I had nice things to say.  I'm so brain-dead that I can't conjure up the words.  All I can do is imagine what those troops went through, and work to make sure no other generations have to do the same.

That's looking less and less likely as the days pass by.

Well, that was unpleasant

Couldn't sleep more than two hours last night, and got out of bed feeling like someone had taken a baseball bat to me while I was laying down.  Don't know what I did, but I'd like to avoid that again.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Hollywood has always been Red

Yeah...  lots to digest here.



Huh.

And if that doesn't explain Hollywood and California just that much better.....

Rain + heat = jungle where yard used to be

I mowed the yard Friday.  It's Tuesday.  It needs to be mowed again.  I've always kinda understood riding mowers, but this is the first time I've actually wanted one.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Ackwaaaaaard......

You know how I try to differentiate between the FBI leadership (which is corrupt, blatantly political, and worthless) and the actual FBI agents who are in the line of fire?

They're kinda making that hard these days.

An FBI agent got himself into an embarrassing situation on Saturday when his service weapon fell out of its holster while dancing at a Denver club and he accidentally shot a fellow patron while retrieving it. 
Denver police responded to Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar for an accidental shooting at about 12:45 a.m. on Saturday. According to police, an off-duty FBI agent was dancing at the club when his firearm fell to the ground. He picked the gun up and it went off, shooting another person in the leg.

This dipshit was grooving like he was on Soul Train, while in an establishment serving alcohol, and attempted a back hand-spring, which is when the gun fell out of his holster.  He then put his booger-hook on the bang-switch while trying to snatch the gun up off the floor and shot a guy in the leg.

How many different levels of wrongness can we find in this story?

Drinking while carrying concealed.
Doing stupid shit while wearing a holster that allows the pistol to slip out.  I mean, seriously, what the hell was he wearing?
Complete and utter failure to follow Rules 1, 2, and 3.  For anyone who might be reading this blog for the first time and don't know what the four Rules are, they are:
1 - Treat every gun like it's loaded.  No exceptions.
2 - Never point your gun at anything you don't want to shoot.
3 - Keep your finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.
4 - Know your target, and know what is behind your target.

Ah hell, he violated all four rules. 

He then put the gun back in its holster, and just walked off the dance floor like he was going to the house.  Hey, Mr. FBI asshole, maybe check and see if the bullet you just launched from your gun actually hit anything or anyone?

This fucking douche-canoe needs to be fired, hard and fast.  There are fuck-ups, and then there are monumental fuck-ups that require nothing more than leaving your weapon and your badge on your supervisor's desk as you walk out.

And as Insty points out, this ain't the first time that someone from the FBI has gotten this stupid.  Here's a counter-terrorism supervisor who got drunk with "exotic dancers", passed out, and had his firearm stolen.  This particular retard was so drunk his buddies had to call the cops for him.  They still haven't found the gun.  Bravo, people!

All it takes is one or two screw-ups to taint an organization.  As of right now, I don't know if I would trust the FBI to investigate a theater murder-mystery, because someone might get shot due to agent negligence, and they would write a report saying that it was all caused by Trump and Russia.  Someone out there said that Trump's most amazing ability is to cause his enemies to go absolutely batshit crazy.  I'd say that's about right.  We're seeing just how far the FBI has fallen.  Eight years of Obama's corruption has accelerated that fall, but the past year and change have really put them into a nose-dive.  In less than a decade, the FBI has gone from trusted and respected to flawed, corrupt and untrustworthy.  A partisan joke, told poorly, by idiots.

Sad!