Day by Day

Saturday, August 08, 2020

The damage done to America may be permanent

When you've lost the law-abiding:

I now see the FBI as a terrorist organization, with decades of doing to American citizens of what they are now doing to Trump. I don’t buy into the refrain, 99% of agents are saints and would never do what Comey did. I now believe not only might they do that they are TRAINED to do that. If an FBI agent should ever show up at my door I would look at him or her as the worst agents of China, Russia or Osama bin Ladin. The LAST thing I would do is trust them to want the best for America. I ABSOLUTELY see them as evil and against law and order. 
Why shouldn’t I? Barr and Wray are convincing me American intelligence agencies are allowed to breaks laws on a whim and KNOW they will NEVER be held accountable. As far as I’m concerned the American intelligence services are the worst travesty to be unleashed on humanity and should be dissolved. I NEVER was a radical, and now thanks to Barr and Wray, I have no choice.

I would say the anger at Barr is somewhat misplaced, but only somewhat, given that we have seen example after example of lawbreaking that would never be allowed by us common folks, but politically connected criminals are walking around free.

It took decades to get this bad.  It may never get better.

Friday, August 07, 2020

Years ago, my dad had me read a book

The Soldier's Load and the Mobility of a Nation.  It was a no-bullshit look at how much a fighting man can carry and still be effective.  It was first printed in 1950.  I still have my copy, sitting on my bookshelf.  It expounded on how much gear a troop carried in WWII and what got thrown away in order for the troop to be able to fight.

We ain't learned shit in seventy years.

According to research conducted by Marine Corps Capt. Courtney Thompson at the Naval Postgraduate School, the most a Marine should be stuck carrying into the fight is a comparatively measly 58 pounds. While that may sound like a lot for your average Sunday hiker, for America's warfighters, that's a figure that seems impossibly low for today's combat operations.

It's not uncommon to see 150 pound loads on Soldiers these days.  My basic kit in Afghanistan was 62 pounds - IBA, helmet, weapon, 210 rounds.  That was just the stuff I wore, and didn't include my ruck.  And I was one of the lightest loads I saw, given that my job was running around with a Chaplain and not carrying the baseplate of a mortar or the spare barrel for a 240B. 

No, I don't have any answers.  Nobody does.  The fighting force today is generally better fit, more prepared and better trained.  It's also a fact that testosterone levels have dropped through the generations which in turn affects muscle and how much a man can carry. 

This is the point where I shrug and go "WTF?"

The good news the media doesn't want you to hear

Ignore the panic pornography.

The amount of information withheld from the public is both obscene and horrific. There are plenty of reasons for Americans to be optimistic about the experience with COVID-19 and our ability to develop rational public policy to deal with it. These policies should protect the vulnerable and let the rest of the country live their normal lives.

The mis-information put out by the "experts" should result in said "experts" getting tarred and feathered.

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Maybe the reason Americans hold the media in contempt...

Is that with a few exceptions, the media is nothing but garbage people holding garbage degrees working for garbage organizations in service to a garbage political party.

A major survey came out this week showing deep distrust in the media, and then a top producer at MSNBC and a recently deposed opinion editor from the New York Times aired their own biting critiques. The message from all three is that the media has forfeited professional standards and ethics. The message is correct.

Every day I think I couldn't hate the mainstream media any more than I do.  And every day they prove me wrong.

The EPA, fucking over Americans for decades

And then covering it up.  The EPA needs to be destroyed.


The regional office of the federal agency did a number of dishonest and possibly illegal things in and around Yakima, Washington, over the last decade that put local dairy farms out of business. More farms will be driven under if the EPA’s cover-up of its actions is allowed to stand, as activists will be able to press faulty claims in court by citing the agency’s supposed authoritativeness.


I'm old enough to remember the Alar Scare that junk scientists and the government used to shut down apple orchards all across Washington State.  I spoke with many former orchard owners who had been put out of business by that bullshit.  History repeats itself.

The EPA needs to be abolished.

Just a reminder

Courtesy of Kim du Toit:  Modern university degrees are about as worthwhile as toilet paper.  It's a scam.  Every time you hear some tenured idiot screech about "for-profit colleges", just remember that they are ALL "for profit".

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Cholesterol meds don't do jack squat.

And cholesterol itself isn't all that bad for you, even the LDL.  Yeah, yeah, I know, BUT DOCTORS!!!!  Docs used to shill cigarettes back when my dad was running full time in the 60's.  So pardon me if I don't take everything they say as the gospel truth.

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide take cholesterol-lowering drugs, like statins, but now a new review suggests that many folks don't benefit from these medications. 
The researchers said the review of 35 randomized controlled trials failed to show a consistent benefit in lowering the risk of heart attack or stroke, or for preventing deaths.

Here's a question that most of the medical community seems unwilling or unable to answer:  WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CHOLESTEROL?

Cholesterol isn't just something that you get from eating.  Your body produces cholesterol on its own, and your body doesn't just randomly produce things without there being a purpose behind it.  It's essential for your health, folks.  You need cholesterol to live a healthy life.

My grandpa died with his cholesterol levels somewhere around 400 mg/dL.  He died at the age of 93, and I guarantee that his cholesterol levels didn't just spike up when he was 92.  Moreover, the whole "OMG STOP EATING MEAT IT WILL KILL YOU!" line of bullshit is wrong as well.  It ain't the cheeseburger from Wendy's that's doing the damage, it's the super-duper-large sized batch of fries you're horking down that's killing you.  The cheeseburger is probably the healthiest thing to eat at Wendy's.  Except for maybe their chili.  Which is made from left-over burger meat. 

Getting rid of cholesterol will not help you live longer.  Taking drugs to remove cholesterol will not help you live longer.  Eating clean will help you live longer, and by clean I mean hormone-free meats and dairy, fresh veggies, and no processed carbohydrates.  Don't take drugs, just change your diet.

But anyways, what do I know?

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Yep





At this point, I don't trust any part of the government infected with the Democrat Party to do anything other than cheat, lie and steal.

Whaddya expect? He's a California Democrat

The guy is tailor-made to be the perfect villain, isn't he?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, one of the most Aristocratic, elite politicians to come along, has some serious, quite large, tax delinquency issues, according to RedState:

This guy is pretty much a stereotypical Marxist.  While the peasants starve, he'll be at his dacha eating caviar and steak.  Rules?  Rules are for the little people.  Just like taxes.  Paying taxes is for the proles and other assorted gutter trash.  Connected Marxists like Gavin Newsom don't have to bother with those pesky taxes, right?

At this point, reading about another fucking Marxist from California not paying taxes, or breaking the law, or cozy-ing up with Castro is turning in to a "dog bites man" story.

Monday, August 03, 2020

And this is how you get race wars

Burn Loot Murder now going after Hispanics in Kentucky.

The Louisville cadre of Black Lives Matter activists sent a letter to many downtown businesses demanding they “diversify” their employees. But at least one Cuban-American business owner objected to the threatening tone of the letter and posted his displeasure on Facebook.

Louisville's last Republican mayor left office in 1969.  Just wanted to put that out there.

Enjoy your marxist utopia!

Sunday, August 02, 2020

My dear loving wife

Is rediscovering her serger.  She's doing it for me, so that I can have some custom made head-wraps for wearing under my helmet.

I don't know what I ever did to make her fall in love with me, but damn I'm glad it happened.