Saturday, September 21, 2019

Apparently, there are a lot of muslims seeing Jesus

And converting.  Theologically, this makes sense, in a way.  Stick with me here.

God isn't trying to trick you into going to hell.  He wants you in heaven.

Most muslims live in areas where Christians are killed, or driven out.  Therefore, many muslims haven't been exposed to Christianity in any form other than through what their satanic imams tell them.

Recall that one of the great saints, Saint Paul, was first Saul, who persecuted Christians all over the Middle East.  It was on the way to Damascus that the Lord spoke to him.  In short, God spoke to the person to hated Him, while that person was in the middle of a campaign against Him.

Could Jesus be speaking directly to the muslims who he wants redeemed?  I see no reason why it could not happen.

It could also possibly be just another lie from people who are allowed to lie if it benefits them, so take everything with a grain of salt.  Just because it's possible doesn't mean it is so.

The problem with modern music

Is that there are far too many auto-tuned pop princesses, and not enough of this:

Taylor Swift couldn't even sing in the room next door to these people.

Friday, September 20, 2019

People now "confessing" their sins to plants?

Tell me how the church of glowbull warming isn't a cult, again?

And Union Seminary is a cesspool of derangement.  It might as well be a diploma mill, but instead of getting a degree for your money, you also come out dumber and less prepared to face the real world.

Remember, using any facebook owned technology means the godless commies control you

In this case, Instagram, which is owned by facebook, is removing and banning photos of women at the range, saying they "promote violence".

Facebook-owned Instagram banned and removed the image, claiming it violated their policy on violence or dangerous organizations. 
The image depicts two independent women at a shooting range legally and lawfully exercising their 2nd amendment rights.

Screw facebook.  The Ragin' Mrs. has an account for business reasons, but once I retire it's going straight into the trash.  Piss on facebook, and every facebook owned company out there.  Facebook is evil and it's run by evil people.

Get off facebook.  Get your kids off facebook.  It's not worth it.

This is the sort of music I love, but it drives the Mrs. nuts.

She's an EDM kinda gal.  How the hell she ever shacked up with me I have no idea.

I could listen to this all day.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

How the hell are they NOT bad kids?

So these five "kids" beat a dude, cut his head open, stomp on his head, and steal his wallet.  They get busted.  And the parents claim they're not "bad kids".  No, they actually try to make that claim.

A Brooklyn mom, after her son surrendered to police for the savage stomping of a helpless pedestrian, insisted Tuesday the five accused teen attackers are “not bad kids.”
Yanika Williams, 41, spoke at the 75th Precinct stationhouse after her 15-year-old son turned himself in for the ambush that left the victim with a deep head wound requiring 35 stitches and 16 staples. The badly outnumbered Kenneth Wong, 35, also suffered a broken nose in Friday’s caught-on-video attack.

The fuck they're NOT bad kids!  Not only are they bad kids, they're violent criminal thugs who are a danger to every civilized person around them.  I don't know what made them violent criminal thugs and bad kids, but I don't really care at this point.  I want them locked up where they can no longer be a threat to everyone else.

The youths left the woozy Wong bloodied and battered after stealing his wallet — and then used his credit card to ring up $200 in food purchases, including a blowout dinner at a nearby McDonald’s, the victim said.

Good kids don't do this.  Good people don't do this.  I did my fair share of stupid shit as a kid, but I didn't beat someone up and steal their wallet.  Ever.  My friends didn't beat people up and steal wallets either.  Ever.  Because they were good kids, not a violent group of feral criminal thugs.  Throw those criminals in jail.  For a good long time.

"Good kids" my ass.  Maybe they started out as good kids, but by the time they're slashing a dude, stomping on his face and stealing his wallet they are no longer good anything, or good FOR anything.

Absolute masters of their craft

Bela Fleck and Chris Thile

If you're wondering who Chris Thile is, he's the Mandolin Master who was part of Nickel Creek when they first came out.

Just a little warning - this song might make you tear up a bit.

Yeah, I expect I'll be busy for a bit.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Late night, early morning

So, sorry about the lack of posting.

It's peach season here in Utah; all the peach trees have ripened and the fruit is getting picked en mass.  Which means that the people who know and like your humble narrator have given us peaches, because they know we like fresh fruit, and they want to see what we do with it.

Well, exhibit A:  Peach cider.  A friend gave me a gallon and a half of peach juice that he used a steam juicer to obtain.  Couldn't let it sit, so I had to start brewing last night.  Just peach juice and Nottingham Ale yeast, which should give us a good dry cider at around 4.5-5% alcohol by volume.  And that led to exhibit B, which is...

Peach Melomel.  That's mead with peaches, for those who don't speak brewer.  1.25 gallons of peach puree.  12.5 pounds of honey.  Premier Cuvee yeast.  That'll probably end up around 11% ABV, somewhat dry.  And since we already had all the works out, we started exhibit C, a five gallon batch of mead using local Utah honey and a dry mead yeast.

So I got to bed late last night, woke up early, went to work, came back, and now you get this sorry excuse for a blog post.  But hey, I'll let you know how it turns out!

There's a dragonfly the size of a large hummingbird buzzing overhead right now.  I'm always amazed at how much life a desert can support.  We're not actually a desert, but we're close.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tell me again how "education" is so important?

It's not education, it's indoctrination.

Like growing numbers of public high school students across the country, many California kids are receiving classroom instruction in how race, class, gender, sexuality and citizenship status are tools of oppression, power and privilege. They are taught about colonialism, state violence, racism, intergenerational trauma, heteropatriarchy and the common thread that links them: “whiteness.” Students are then graded on how well they apply these concepts in writing assignments, performances and community organizing projects.

This is why there will be another civil war.  Because instead of educating students, the marxists in charge are stuffing their heads with bullshit, identity politics and grievance studies.  They are deliberately keeping people ignorant and stupid, because ignorant and stupid people are easier to control.  Also, people who are ignorant and stupid, but who think they are smart, are easy to isolate and separate from intelligent people who might end up giving them a clue.

So it's in the Marxists' best interests to keep kids stupid and ignorant while brushing up their ego and telling them how smart and scholarly they are.  By, say, giving them a degree in a "studies" that is absolutely worthless, while tying them down with six figures worth of debt.

“It’s not ethnic studies if it doesn’t challenge whiteness,” said Monteiro, who is also a board member of the Association for Ethnic Studies. He described “whiteness” as a 500-year-old artificial social construct that functions as a God, is perceived as all-powerful and never directly named, so that it can never be talked about and challenged.

I'll take "whiteness" over whatever socialist shithole that Monteiro or his ancestors came from.  That's not racist at all, by the way, because either Monteiro or his ancestors made the same exact choice.

I wonder if these brainwashed drones are ever going to realize how badly they've been brainwashed.  I wonder if they'll ever wake up.  In the meantime, I remain sure that sending your children to a publik skool is child abuse, and will limit their capabilities and possibilities for the rest of their lives.

It's not that I'm shocked about the number of bad sources

But I am shocked at how easily these fly-by-night operations get their bad product into the legal market.

The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. 
That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted from the cannabis plant that marketers say can treat a range of ailments without getting users high. Instead, the oil was spiked with a powerful street drug. 
Some operators are cashing in on the CBD craze by substituting cheap and illegal synthetic marijuana for natural CBD in vapes and edibles such as gummy bears, an Associated Press investigation has found.

This kind of crap is getting out of hand.  The question is, who do the people sue when the supposedly safe vape liquid turns out to have illegal drugs in them?

The results of AP’s lab testing echo what authorities have found, according to a survey of law enforcement agencies in all 50 states. At least 128 samples out of more than 350 tested by government labs in nine states, nearly all in the South, had synthetic marijuana in products marketed as CBD. Gummy bears and other edibles accounted for 36 of the hits, while nearly all others were vape products. Mississippi authorities also found fentanyl, the powerful opioid involved in about 30,000 overdose deaths last year.

Fentanyl.  In a supposed safe vape liquid.  Well, that would help explain the behavior of some folks down there, that's for sure.

But back to my main point - how in the hell are all these "dirty" sources getting their product on to the legal market?  And how the hell are they not getting sued to high heaven?

In the meantime, assume that any CBD oil products sold in convenience stores are snake oil, or something worse.

Monday, September 16, 2019

It appears that higher education is experiencing a problem with enrollment


Those who saw modest high-school graduation dips by 2020 as surmountable must now absorb the statistical reality: Things are only going to get worse. As Nathan Grawe has shown, a sharp decrease in fertility during the Great Recession will further deepen the high-school graduation trough by 2026. Meanwhile, the cost of attendance for both private and public colleges insists on outpacing inflation, American incomes continue to stagnate, and college-endowment returns or state subsidies can no longer support the discounting of sticker prices. ...

Don't get me wrong.  I strongly support getting an education.  Hell, I've been teaching myself new tricks ever since I left the publik skool sistim.  But what you get at a university these days is not an education, it's an indoctrination, and the end product (i.e. an educated population able to function in an adult world) is so far below the quality of what it supposed to come out of college that employers are now sitting up and taking notice.

Say you're in a business where you don't necessarily need a STEM degree in order to successful.  Would you rather bring someone in and teach them, knowing you'll get an employee who will do the job right, or do you want to hire a college grad that may or may not know the job while bringing an entitled attitude and sneering SJW mindset?  A bachelor's degree used to actually mean that a person was educated, but with colleges dumping the actual education (like Western Civilization) and replacing it with mind-eating bullshit (like gender studies), there's no guarantee that a degree from State University confers any actual knowledge, wisdom, education, or job skills.

Look, I'm going to college right now, online.  Part of it is that if I want to advance any further in my chosen field, they require a degree.  It doesn't matter what degree, they just want to see a degree.  So I'm getting a degree in business, because I'm hoping to run my own business after I retire.  It's simple, really.  I need a degree, and I need to know how to run a business.  So I'm getting a degree in business. 

But when I first left high sckrewll, I was going to double-major in Music and English.  I sent applications to all the universities.  I got scholarships that would have cut the cost down.  But in the end, I walked away.  One, I was sick of school.  I still am.  I hate sitting in a classroom.  Two, I honestly think the hand of God pushed me back.  What in the hell would I do with a double major in Music and English?  How the hell would I pay that back?  And why in the hell didn't any responsible adult pull me aside and say "Hey, Dave, I get you want to do this, because you like Music and English, but just how much money do you think you'll be making after you graduate?"

I'd like to point out that we're still paying off the Ragin' Mrs. student loans, because after she got her education she couldn't make enough money in her chosen field to actually pay off her student loans.  THAT is how fucked up our education system is.  D

I guess I'm saying that the higher "education" system can collapse, and I wouldn't shed a tear.  The system we have now is broken, pretty much beyond repair.  If this system breaks down, there will be another system to replace it, one that might not be a communist-infested indoctrination camp. 

Or maybe, just maybe, the people running the system we have now might actually learn something.  HA!  Right.

Kurt Schlichter's response to Beto the Furry

When the National Socialist Democrat Worker's Party calls for confiscation of guns, banning of guns, "mandatory buybacks", what they are advocating for is violence.  Violence against Americans.

Well, yeah.  They're pretty much yanking the mask off at this point, aren't they?  They're not even trying to hide the fact that they want to take your guns.  Although I'm willing to bet that there's someone at the DNC headquarters having apoplectic fits because Beto the Drunk admitted in public what they were only supposed to say in private.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

No, I haven't tracked down the wiring problem on my bike yet

However, as an added bonus, in order to take the rear fender off I had to remove the suspension.  And guess who needs new bushings?

By the time they get here, I may have figured out where the problem is.  I dunno.  At least the bushings are cheap and easy to get.

This weekend went by in about five seconds, I swear.