Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Day by Day...

I recognize a certain someone when Jan is displayed....

Yes, there is a trade war

And it's not just China doing it.  China just happens to be the most effective at it.

China is refusing to trade with Boeing if the company does not move.  Why? It’s not about putting Chinese people to work, it’s about China importing their research and development, Boeing’s production secrets, into their country so they can learn, steal and begin to manufacture their own airliners. 
This is just how China works.  In time, Comac, a state-owned, Shanghai-based aerospace company will then use the production secrets they have stolen, produce their own airliners, kick out Boeing, undercut the market, and sell cheaper manufactured airplanes to the global economy. 
Boeing, the great American company that Jeb Bush thinks they are, becomes yet another notch on the Asian market belt. 
All of those Boeing workers, those high-wage industrial skill jobs that support the American middle class, yeah – those jobs lost.   And the cycle continues.
Lemme tell you about being able to buy the movie 300 on a bootleg DVD prior to it being released in theaters.  Of course, this was in Puerto Rico, and the DVD was from the Dominican Republic.....

Got me a going away present

One of these.

Forget the gingerbread artwork on the top.  This thing has some amazing sound to it, especially considering that the plug-ins typically reduce the sound coming out of the instrument because it dampens the vibration in the wood.  But I picked this up at the shop, strummed it a few times, and was flat-out amazed at how good it sounded.

So it came home with me.

Now I just need an amp.  I'll be picking one of those up somewhere in Virginia.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Ted Cruz "apologizes"

Love it.

“I apologize to the hard working men and women of the state of  New York who’ve been denied jobs because Gov. Cuomo won’t allow fracking,” Cruz continued. “I apologize to all the pro-life and pro-marriage and pro-Second Amendment New Yorkers who were told by Gov. Cuomo that they have no place in New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are. I apologize to all of the small businesses who’ve been driven out of New York City by crushing taxes and regulations.

I wish I had been there to see that in person.

At least I don't have a car payment

Getting new shocks and struts put on the Ragin' Car.  Given the abuse that poor thing has dealt with over it's driving life, let's just say that I'm putting a pretty penny into the undercarriage.

But, that's better to me than having a car payment.  I figure that what I'm spending on repairs would be two or three months of car payments, which leaves the other nine or ten months worth of car payments in my bank account, as it were.

Advantage, my bank account.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Alan Rickman is dead too?

Dang it!

I'll always remember him as the sole reason that "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" was watchable.

The actual state of the Union

In nine charts.

Pay attention to the Labor Force Participation Rate and the Worker's Share of the Economy.

Socialism.  It's a bitch, folks.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jogged by a post at Tam's

I've never fired a Taurus Judge.  I'm not a recoil wussy, but I just don't think I could keep the gun on target firing a 410 shotgun shell out of a revolver.  Not without an 8" barrel, anyways.  To me, the gun  just screams "show piece".  As in you can pull it out to say "Hey, look at this!" but you never actually use it very often.

Any of you out there ever fired one?  If so, is it a novelty sort of thing, or is this a gun that's actually worth buying?

This is for my wife

Who puts up with more shit than any woman has a right to deal with, and still keeps me upright and moving forward.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A rhetorical question

Do you think for one minute that this would have happened during GWB's presidency?

Iranian military forces seized two U.S. Navy boats Tuesday and are holding them in custody on Iran’s Farsi Island in the middle of the Persian Gulf, senior U.S. officials told NBC News.

We all know the answer - there's no way in hell Iran would have done this under Bush.  Hell, they wouldn't have done it under GHWB.

But everybody knows that Obama is a worthless, incompetent, spineless, gutless fucking pussy who has turned America into the laughingstock of the world stage.  And everybody knows that Obama won't do a damn thing about it, because that would take courage, conviction, and balls - three things Obama completely lacks.

Hey, who's watching the State Of The Union address tonight?

Not me.  I refuse to listen to that stuttering clusterfuck of failure.  I won't do it.  I'll read the transcript tomorrow, just to confirm what we already know; that delusional fucking waste of oxygen is nothing but a narcissistic buffoon completely detached from reality.

Lots going on

And I'm busy as all get out.  Posting is going to be light for a couple of days, m'kay?

Monday, January 11, 2016