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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

No, I didn't watch the town hall meetings

 I did catch the end of the Louder with Crowder livestream, but that was less watching the candidate and more watching their take on the whole thing.  

Reading through the aftermath, I'm glad I didn't watch any of it.  It was Drooling Joe mumbling through softball questions asked by the half-pint commie from ABC, and Trump being attacked by a screeching harridan who couldn't stray off of her pre-written talking points even as Trump was wrecking them.

What a shit show.  

Oh, and George Crapadickalous didn't ask Gropey Joe one single question about Crackhead McStripperBanger.  Not a one.  I know, I know, there's not a chance in hell that little George was going to ask anything that might cause Creepy Joe to actually have to answer a real question.

The CU CateCast: Violence, War & Conflict



The philosophy of Just War is something that the military has studied for centuries.  Fr. Ryan starts in on that around the 15:00 mark.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Yeah, pretty much.

I start frothing at the mouth when I see more Kalifornia plates in Idaho.


 


So, about that Hunter Biden sex tape, and the emails from Ukrainian oligarchs

 I can't put it any better:  Mainstream Media Campaigns for Biden AGAIN.

I posted about the Biden crap yesterday, and within 24 hours the entire MSM plus all the tech companies have essentially tried to shut down the entire story in order to serve the DNC.  The media do it because the DNC are their masters.  Silicon Valley does it because the DNC are their useful idiots.  The end results are the same.

If I hadn't already dumped twitter for being the social media equivalent of a poxy crack whore, I'd have to dump them again!  Wait, that sentence makes no sense.

Twitter is a garbage site run by garbage humans, for the fulfillment of other garbage humans.  That makes more sense.  Coffee helps.

Who's worse than a diseased crack whore website?  The FBI, of course.

What about the part where the FBI had possession of this information back in December? Why didn’t the FBI come forward with this evidence about Hunter Biden’s emails, which appear to show collusion and influence-trading? Isn’t that something they should have told the president or members of Congress? Was the FBI deliberately covering it up? If the good citizen who came forward and alerted the FBI of the contents of the laptop had not made a copy of the information, it would still be under FBI lock and key. But the computer repairman did make a copy and sent it to Rudy Giuliani. If true, it’s a stunning indictment of the FBI that an American citizen—who alerted them to alleged multiple crimes involving a guy with the last name Biden—knew not to trust them and made other arrangements should they try to cover it up (which, apparently, they did).

Nobody in their right mind would trust the FBI to do anything more than find the nearest DNC outlet to ask for their orders.  If this were Don Jr. or Eric Trump on that laptop, you can be damn sure it would have been on the nightly news from December to now.

Right now I have two middle fingers for the DNC, the FBI, Silicon Valley and pretty much everybody else involved in pushing Gropey Joe Biden and his son, Hoover McStripperbanger, along with the Whore of Babylon Harris.  I need more middle fingers.  And American needs to reject that corrupt piece of shit Marxist.

I need more coffee.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Democrats hate you and want you to die

Don't take my word for it.  Listen to them say it themselves.



I expect that this will go absolutely nowhere

 The rich and powerful get to do what they want, because the rule of law is dead, and we now live in a post-American system of feudal states ruled by the politically connected.

Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to e-mails obtained by The Post.

The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month.

“Dear Hunter, thank you for inviting me to DC and giving an opportunity to meet your father and spent [sic] some time together. It’s realty [sic] an honor and pleasure,” the e-mail reads.

An earlier e-mail from May 2014 also shows Pozharskyi, reportedly Burisma’s No. 3 exec, asking Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” on the company’s behalf.

There's actual videos of Hunter Biden smoking crack and banging strippers.  There's proof that the Ukranians were paying Hunter Biden for access to Joe Biden, and that Joe Biden was a willing participant in the corruption.  

The media in this country will cover this up as best they can.  And nobody will go to jail, and nothing will be done about the corruption.  Just like nothing will come from the Barr or Durham investigations.

I'm feeling a bit pessemistic today.  I need to buy more ammo, if I can actually find any.  One of my co-workers wandered in to Cabella's over the weekend, and they had nothing.  Not a thing.  No handguns.  No ammo.  Nothing.  Because people are starting to understand that the rule of law doesn't matter any more, and they need to be able to protect themselves.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Fauci need to STFU and GTFO

 Begone, you demented little troll.

Dr. Anthony Fauci isn’t an idiot, but by God, man—are you for real with this remark about COVID deaths? The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief who has been a trainwreck on masks now has a new mind-numbingly stupid hot take on COVID deaths. He simply doesn’t see how there could be excess deaths in this year besides those from COVID. He said this during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Tapper was teeing up whether the COVID death count has been undercounted. Some study showed that the U.S. saw 20 percent more deaths between March and August of this year. 

A member of my extended family works in radiology.  I had a chance to talk to them when I was up north taking care of the parents' property.  They related to me that not only is there going to be a wave of crisis care due to the Kung Flu shutting down hospitals and doctor's offices, but that crisis is already hitting people.  And it's a crisis of preventative care being delayed, turning what should be minor procedures into crisis care.  People are already dying because they haven't been to the doctor in six months.  And the reason they haven't been to the doctor in six months?  Because DOCTOR FUCKING FAUCI SHUT SHIT DOWN.

Every Democrat tyrant who has locked down their state and destroyed their economies did so because Dr. Fauci told the country to stop everything it was doing.  He was wrong then, and he's wrong now.  In fact, I'd like to see anything that Fauci has been correct on. 

Every time he gets on TV and opens his mouth, he proves himself unfit to hold the office he current squats in.

This is temporary

Soldiers in Basic Training won't have to pass the ACFT in order to graduate

The Army has suspended a rule requiring new enlisted soldiers and officers to pass the Army Combat Fitness Test to graduate initial military training through next year.

Army officials announced in June that all active-duty, National Guard and Reserve units would be cleared to take a lightly modified ACFT on Oct. 1, but their scores will be used for data collection only and will not count until 2022.

Since I'm in the thick of this, let me break it down for you.  For decades, the Army has used the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) as a measurement of fitness for Soldiers.  Did it work?  Well, yes and no.  It's push-ups, sit-ups, and a 2-mile run.  The APFT has its advantages:  It's simple.  You can conduct it anywhere you have a two-mile running course that's flat.  It doesn't take many people to conduct the test.  You can run a unit through an APFT pretty quickly if you have a team that knows what it is doing.

However, it has its drawbacks.  First, the Army got locked into a mentality that if you could do push-ups an run quickly, you were fit.  But combat isn't done in an APFT uniform, and a 120 lb stick that can run like the wind can't run with two ammo cans in his hand.  The APFT did the job, but it also got people stuck in a rut.  Most notably, commanders who thought that running a seven minute mile meant everything in the world.  Don't get me wrong, running a seven minute mile is a good thing, but it's not the ONLY thing.

In the past decade, the vast majority of injuries to Soldiers came during training.  And I'm not talking accidents, I'm talking Soldiers performing their tasks and drills and getting injured because they had never actually trained their lower back or their core to do the jobs that the Army needs them to do.  As in, pick up those ammo cans and haul ass to where they are needed.  Drag that casualty out of the fire zone.  Get your ass up and over that wall.  The Army actually learned a few things, one of those being that total fitness is more than push-ups, sit-ups and running.

The initiative behind the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) was based on the fitness programs that the Army developed for Special Forces quite a while ago.  It encompassed total body fitness, not just the three areas that commanders cared about because PT scores reflected on their OER.  That's Officer Evaluation Report, for those not in the military.  There's an NCOER for us non-coms.  

The ACFT is six events - First, we still have push-ups, but now they are hand-release push-ups.  Start in the push-up position.  Lower your chest to the ground.  While your chest is on the ground, extend your hands out to the side.  Bring your hands back in, and push your body off the ground.  Trust me, if you're used to normal push-ups, this variation will kick your ass.

Second, we have the three-repetition dead lift.  This event is what's causing somewhat of a problem for the Army, because it uses a hex bar instead of a plain barbell.  Getting the hex bar to units is taking time thanks to the Kung Flu panic.  Three reps with as much weight as you can lift.

Third, the power throw.  Take a ten-pound medicine ball, throw it behind you as far as you can.  Surprisingly difficult.

Fourth, the Sprint-Drag-Carry.  Here's where people are finding that their fitness regimens are failing them.  It's 25 meters out and back, five times.  Start with a flat out sprint, down and back.  Then carrying two 40 pound kettlebells, down and back.  Then laterals, down and back.  Then dragging a sled, down and back (this one just wipes out your quads.  Trust me on this).  Finished with a sprint down and back.  Total of 250 meters.  The drag portion of this event is harder than it looks.  By the by, the average weight for ammo cans for crew serve weapons?  Approximately 40 pounds.  Yeah.

Fifth, the leg tuck.  Grasp a pull up bar.  Lift your knees until they touch any portion of your arms.  Lower your body to the start position.  Do as many as you can.

Sixth, the good old two-mile run.  Only this time, you're running after you've just used up all your energy with five physical events.  

Now this is a radical departure from what the Army used to do.  What the eggheads are trying to do, through application of a test, is force the Army to change what it considers to be "fitness".  If all you're doing is pushing, sitting-up and running, you will fail the ACFT.  You need some gym time in order to pass.  Granted, you don't need a whole lot, and quite frankly the only real equipment you need is a pull-up bar in order to practice the leg tucks.  If you do squats with a couple of sandbags in your hands, you'll pass the dead lift.  But the point is that you'll need to practice the dead lift, which heretofore the Army hasn't even thought about doing as an organization.  Core strength matters now, in a quantitative way, and the Army hasn't ever thought about it like that.

So, since this isn't just a change in how Soldiers are tested, but a change in the entire philosophy of what the Army considers fitness, the headshed is giving the Army time to change.  I should say "time to change",  Scare quotes and all.  Because what I think is really happening is that the Army is putting this change in place, and giving some time for all the old, crusty, refuse to change leadership to shift out of their leadership positions through retirement and attrition.  All the old ways of thinking about Army fitness need to be tossed in the garbage bin where they belong.

Yes, I'm a bit biased.  I will freely admit it.  I think the ACFT is a good thing.  I think forcing the Army to consider total fitness is a good thing.  I only became truly engaged with fitness after I left the strict, narrow confines of Army Fitness Training.  The best PT scores of my early years were when I was tasked away to a different group and didn't have to do PT with my unit in the mornings.  I did PT on my own.  And my PT score went up by 30 points in three months.  That was the real eye-opener for me.  I argued with my First Sergeant when I got pulled back into the unit.  I showed him my PT cards, and showed him what I was doing for training.  His response was "Well, Soldiers should be doing more PT on their own anyways."  Dude, between first formation, reveille, PT and all the other stuff, you have me occupied for a total of three hours every morning.  Exactly how much time do you want me to spend correcting your shitty training after I finally get home at 1800 hrs?

I've also had Soldiers who could score a 300 on the APFT but couldn't do a damn bit of what they needed to do, such as lifting ammo cans.  Yeah, sure you can do push-ups.  When you're 120 pounds soaking wet, your arms don't have to work hard.  Now lift that 75 pound ammo can?  No can do, eh?  

Anyways, all of that was said so I can say this:  The Army isn't punishing people for not passing the ACFT, in part because they got held up in implementing the test thanks to the Chinese Cooties, and in part because they're fighting against certain leadership elements who have to get kicked out of the rut they're in.  It's not just the kids in Basic who don't have to "pass" the test, it's EVERYBODY.  That's until they finally get things worked out, and then it will be mandatory for everybody.

Anyways, I think the headline for that article is a bunch of clickbait, and I don't think they're telling the whole story.  Everybody is getting a pause, while the Army gets the ACFT implemented.  And then, all the people who thought they were fit are going to find out that their PT programs are lacking.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Happy Columbus Day!

 And if people don't like Christopher Columbus, they can piss off.  If they're so upset that he made the journey, they can go back to where ever they identify themselves as being from, and they can make their life in some other country while I enjoy the fruits of God's blessings here in this one.

This is just the guy they caught

 Democrat in Texas committing voter fraud, eh?  I was told that this NEVER happens!

When police arrested Zul Mirza Mohamed on suspicion of voter fraud Wednesday night, prosecutors say, the candidate for mayor in Carrollton, Texas, was stuffing envelopes with mail-in ballot applications to send to Dallas County.

However, Texas state and local law enforcement officials allege that Mohamed’s illicit activities ran far deeper than what he was caught in the act doing. 

Here's the deal:  You can't catch them all.  It's an impossibility.  Which means that generally speaking, when you catch someone committing an illegal act, you're just scratching the surface of what's actually going on.

Let me give you an example - back when I was first learning DUI detection in the late 90's, the average number of drunk drivers out on the road on a weekend evening was 10%.  Tell me, did you see 10% of the cars pulled over?  No.  We couldn't get them all off the road.  We only arrested the ones we could actually stop, probably 1% of the total.  That left another 9% of drunk drivers zooming around.

So when Mr. Mohamed gets busted stuffing ballots into envelopes there, I guarantee that there are at least ten more people like him the cops couldn't catch.

And it's probably worse than even I can imagine.  He's a Democrat.  Democrats cheat any way they can during an election.  Much like young Soldiers grouped together drink too much and get into cars, if you have a collection of Democrats in one area you're going to have more cheating.  At this point, any election that a Democrat wins outside of Kalifornia or New England, I'm forced to assume that it was the result of cheating.

And until people actually start going to jail for this sort of shit, it will get worse.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Sunday Music

I just need some mellow tunes today.  It's been a good day, just want to unwind a little bit.