Day by Day

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Range Day! Range Day!

Party Time!  Excellent!

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In the quest to find the Ragin' Mrs. her new carry pistol, we are going to go turn plentiful dollars into sweet smelling smoke that wafts through hole-y paper.  Then afterwards, it's dinner with friends, followed by whisky and cigars.


See you later!

Friday, September 07, 2018

Democrats pay protesters to disrupt Kavanaugh hearings

Evidence, you ask?  How's photographic evidence for you?

Of course, this is on top of Democrat National Socialist American Worker's Party members admitting that they wanted to disrupt the hearings.

How much airtime has this gotten in the media?  None, you say?  Gosh, what media bias!

Sperm Count Zero?

So apparently, men are less, uh, manly than they have been in decades past.

The Hebrew University/Mount Sinai paper was a meta-analysis by a team of epidemiologists, clinicians, and researchers that culled data from 185 studies, which examined semen from almost 43,000 men. It showed that the human race is apparently on a trend line toward becoming unable to reproduce itself. Sperm counts went from 99 million sperm per milliliter of semen in 1973 to 47 million per milliliter in 2011, and the decline has been accelerating. Would 40 more years—or fewer—bring us all the way to zero?

1 - I want to know who the test subjects actually were.

2 - Boys and young men today are lazier, more sedentary and less active, than they have ever been.  They have great thumb muscles from playing video games, but their bodies are weak.  Remember, 7 out of 10 high school graduates are unfit for military service, due to criminal activity, drug use, or being so completely out of shape that we cannot send them to basic training.  It stands to reason that boys who aren't active, not building muscle, and not doing more than moving from the chair to the fridge and back won't be producing much testosterone. 

3 - Speaking of drug use:  We have rather high rates of marijuana use.  THC effects the brain.  The glands that signal for the production of testosterone are where?  In the brain.  Studies have also shown that prolonged marijuana use can lower your sperm count.  In short, it messes with your testicles.  Where is testosterone produced?  In your testicles.   

The article traces the problem back down to plastics, and how much of them are ingested by humans.  Why take chances?  If you have boys, get them off the couch pronto, and don't let them smoke weed.  And then work on overall health.  Stop eating crap.  Learn how to cook real food.  Read labels.  If you can't pronounce it, you probably don't need to be eating it.

But in the end, we're all gonna die.  The only real question is how you want to live.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Yeah, I've been on a Catholic kick lately

Probably boring half of you to tears.  But still...



Problems only get worse if you refuse to confront them.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

(T)the Left is a political movement made up by and for people incapable of doing a good job at honest work.

Oh damn, that's the painful truth, innit?  The Spectator lays into the whole Nike kerfluffle, and lays out the best damn line regarding the Left I've seen in a while,

In other words, Kaepernick is a loser as a pro athlete — because he lacks the focus of the other greats on whose success the Nike brand is built. As Jordan famously said when asked about his apolitical stance as an athlete, “Republicans buy basketball shoes, too.” Williams, Woods, and so many others built their personal athletic brands on being soft-spoken on matters political, which is one reason Nike grew to such immense popularity and market share. That’s all gone with this decision. 
It’s the kind of action no good businessperson would ever take. But it most certainly is the kind of thing the social justice warrior crowd who increasingly populate the decision-making positions in corporate America can be expected to do. 
Again, why? The answer is something we said in our last entry in this spacebecause the Left is a political movement made up by and for people incapable of doing a good job at honest work.

Do read the whole thing, especially the part where it's revealed that Kaepernick doesn't have a job not because he was being blackballed, but because he's an arrogant whiny bitch who turned down job offers he didn't think were high-paying enough.  "Sacrificing everything"?  Bitch, please.

Well, this is anti-climatic

I was promised a roaring storm, with gushing rivers swollen with rain, and roads being washed away.

What I got was nothing, with the promise of a really fierce-looking thunderstorm this afternoon.  Cancel the apocalypse, folks. 

There's a storm a-brewin'!

I'm posting this in advance, because by tomorrow morning there's supposed to be a tropical storm perched overhead on the Ragin' Household, and this being Mississippi, with powerlines covered by acres of trees, there's no guarantee that I'm going to have power or internet tomorrow.

Thatisall.

Oh, and the whole hysteria over Bret Kavanaugh's confirmation is just golden for Trump supporters in the coming midterms.  You don't even need to script any ads, just play the video from various assholes and dipshits speaking about how the world will end and kittens will die and all women will be forced into bondage and unicorns will go extinct if he gets confirmed.

Won't stop them from being elected in New York or California, but those places have ceased to be American in any real sense.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Nike done shit itself, it seems....

So, Nike decided that putting noted Castro-lover and cop-insulter Colin Kaepernick on their new advert was a good idea.

Uh....  nope.

Now, I'm going going to boycott Nike over this.  In order to boycott them, I would have to first purchase their products, and I don't buy Nike crap.  It's cheap, over-priced, Chinese-made junk, all of it, and I haven't worn a pair of Nike shoes since 1994.  Then they stopped making the line I was wearing (Air Pegasus) and I moved on to other running shoes.  Once I found serious running shoes like New Balance and Saucony, I never gave Nike or any of the other big brands another thought.  If you walk into a store dedicated to running, you won't find Nike.  You won't find Addidas or any of the other fancy, slick marketing garbage that you see in Big 5 or Dicks.  That's because they suck.

Right now I'm running in Altra.  Previously I've used Merril, Vibram Five Fingers, and of course the previously mentioned New Balance and Saucony.  Once I found real running shoes, I have never put another Nike on my feet.

Their clothing is also over-priced, but not as crappy as their shoes.

Anyway, I said all that just to say that I can't boycott anything that I'm not buying to begin with.  So Nike can go ahead and tie Kaepernick's anchor to their sales and toss it overboard.  Pathetic bastards.  I guess all the pot smoke in Oregon finally got to their board members and made them think this was a good idea.

Telling the truth is now a crime

At least, if it's about the myth of the gender pay gap.

Tigges provided the Dallas Morning News with data to back up his claims. Meanwhile, on Twitter, the outrage mob claimed data didn’t support his claims (without providing any). Even in The Washington Post’s attempts to cover for the mob, it used data that supported what Tigges said: Female doctors work fewer hours because they prioritize their children.

Here's a crazy though - women get paid less because they work less, because they spend more time raising their family, and THAT IS THE WAY IT OUGHT TO BE.

Yes.  THAT IS THE WAY IT OUGHT TO BE.  Women prioritizing their family first is a GOOD thing.  It is good and right, and it should stop being looked down upon by the feminnazi harpies and their howling monkey allies in the press. 

The modern Left has done it's best to turn women into men with different plumbing, and as such as reduced women to the total value of their sexual parts.  Women need to get back to raising families, because they're the best at doing so.

Went shopping with the Mrs yesterday

Normally I regard shopping with my wife as something akin to pneumonia - something I avoid as best I can but still have to deal with every blue moon or so.  This time however, was a bit different.  You see, living in various places where she doesn't quite feel safe has made her want to carry a pistol, we're now in a place where she CAN carry a pistol (Los Angeles carry permit?  It is to laugh), and while she loves her bedroom gun, it's a revolver and she's not quite feeling like she can conceal it comfortably in this heat and humidity.

So, off we went to the local Merchant 'o Death to see what pistols fit her hands.  My dear wife, while cute and petite, has hands as wide as mine but not as long.  She's basically got Minecraft hands - they're square shaped and can be used as weapons.  She started out looking at some .380 pistols, but couldn't find any that felt comfortable in her grip.  That got us moving up to 9mm, and she found four pistols there that met the "big enough to hold, small enough to conceal" criteria for her.

For HER.  I know that there's lots of opinions out there about what is good and what is not.  In this, the only opinions I cared about are hers.  Did the pistol feel good in her hands?  Can she grip is comfortably?  Will she be able to conceal it?

By the by, there's an entire industry that caters to women concealing pistols.  I didn't know.  I guess it had never crossed my mind. 

Anyways, she looked at the Ruger LC9 (and it's cheaper twin, the EC9s), the Walther PPS, the S&W XD9, and the Glock 43.  Of the four, she likes the Ruger and Walther the best. 

Next up?  Range time.  We'll be stopping in at a local indoor rante some time in the future to rent the pistols, and putting rounds through paper to see what gun feels the best going pew pew pew.

It was a rather nice shopping trip.

Monday, September 03, 2018

Yeah, it's been long enough

To admit that John McCain was a shitstain on America's underwear.



Many of the problems the GOP faces can be traced to John McCain's "leadership".  You wonder how Donald Trump got elected?  Because voters got tired of political leaders like John McCain, a two-faced, back-stabbing, lying, egomaniacal, big-state war-mongering asshole who destroyed anyone who got in his way of a bigger paycheck.

I'm glad he's dead.  I'm glad he's gone, because then he can't do any more damage.  Unfortunately, we still have too many John McCain acolytes in the GOP.

Oh, and let's be blunt - John McCain's own family politicized his funeral.  So fuck them too.

I love running on a holiday

Nobody on the roads.  No assholes too busy with their cellphones to pay attention to what's in front of them.  Peace and quiet.  Did four and a half miles today, saw maybe three cars, and it was glorious.

I really need to live someplace where I can just be at peace; go for a run and not have to dodge people.  Unfortunately, that's still a few years out.