Thursday, August 25, 2016

Your gun-totin’ government at work

In his 2008 campaign, candidate Obama promised to develop a civilian agency with the same budget and power of the Defense Department.

That had already started, but was spread over much of the Federal Government:

“Former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) … points out that, ‘In the nine years until 2014, we found 67 agencies unaffiliated with the Defense Department bought $1.48 billion in weapons and ammunition. Of this total, $335.1 million was spent by agencies traditionally viewed as regulatory or administrative, such as the Smithsonian Institution and the US Mint.’”

Back in 08, somebody in the Obama administration truly believed in the need of a "civilian" agency as armed and as numerous as the Defense Department.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Didn’t see Si anywhere

After a struggle with Google and the layout of West Monroe, La., my wife and I found Duck Diner. Of the 510 Trip Advisor online reviews, 193 rated the place excellent, 130 said it was very good, and 39 people don’t like the Robertsons or West Monroe or were Democrats and rated the restaurant and food terrible.

The seafood gumbo was okay. Seafood included shrimp and sausage. My wife had Miss Kay’s meat loaf, with macaroni and cheese and turnip greens. The macaroni and cheese was not as good as my wife’s recipe. She said the meat loaf was good, but not as good as hers.

For the record, my wife makes the best-ever meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, and banana pudding.

Service was better than what we get in Florida.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Better hope there aren’t any big bumps

Seen in Pensacola, Fla., this afternoon, a man and a woman on a Harley, the man wearing sandals and shorts and a T-shirt, the woman in cutoff jeans and T-shirt, not a helmet** anywhere.

The weird thing: The woman was sitting on the rear fender. Not on an extended seat – On the fender. And she was a hefty woman.

My wife said, “They just went over a bump, and she bounced.”

Then: “He must really love her, as much as he’s making sure she’s safe.”

(**Yeah, yeah. To helmet or not to helmet is a personal choice, and: “The gub’mnt’s got no bizness tellin me I got to wear a helmet.” OK. I have never ridden a motor cycle. Fortunately, when I really considered the things, I didn’t have any money to buy one, nor did I have the mechanical abilities necessary to keep the thing running. And by the time I did have the money to buy one, I no longer wanted to.)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

What happens when she’s taken all their money?

“I’ll tell you how we’re going to pay for it,” she said Tuesday in Pennsylvania, referring specifically to her economic agenda. “We’re going where the money is.”

“We are going after the super wealthy, we are going after corporations, we are going after Wall Street so they pay their fair share.”

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All those claimed Republicans who demand defeat of Trump will, if Mrs. Clinton wins, say, “We don’t agree with what she is doing.”

What?? The prisoners cheated? I am shocked!

“The helmets produced contained serious ‘deformities,’ according to the report, including ‘ballistic failures,’ ‘blisters’ and ‘expired paint.’ They were also manufactured with ‘unauthorized methods.’

“’A surprise inspection by the [inspector general’s office] and military personnel uncovered inmates … openly using improvised tools on the helmets, which damaged the helmets’ ballistic material, and created the potential for the tools’ use as weapons in the prison,’ the report found.

“The inspector general also discovered ‘testing and quality control’ problems, as FPI ‘pre-selected helmets for inspection,’ violating the terms of a Defense Department contract that called for random testing.”

Every inspection should be “Surprise! We’re here!” But, no. Advance notice and the manufacturers cheated? Shock!

Prisoners who ignored standards -- 10 lashes. Company officials and inspectors who cheated -- hang 'em high.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Internet motivational poster

(I think.)

“Pag walang sinabing bawal, Hindi maisip gawin. Pag sinabi namang bawal ginagawa. – Andrew A.

Carrier landing formula: SAC = PFX10

When SAC is Snapped Arresting Cable, PF is Pucker Factor and 10 represents E2C.

(Fox News is wrong. The aircraft did not fall off the carrier.)

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