Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Paul Newman’s Rolex auctioned

“Observers knew that Paul Newman’s Rolex watch, estimated to sell for around $1 million, would be the highlight of Phillips’s first ever New York watch auction yesterday. But no one expected the hand-crafted Daytona watch—which the late actor wore in movies, magazine shoots, and at parties—to sell for $17.8 million, going to an unidentified buyer after 12 minutes of heated bidding.

“The sale smashed the previous record for a watch, $11.1 million for a stainless steel Patek Philippe, which sold at Phillips last November.

“The ‘Paul Newman’ has won legendary status in the watch community, both because it is considered to be one of the most coveted timepieces in the world—the New York Times compared it to the Mona Lisa for the watch collecting world—and because, until the sale’s announcement in August, few people outside of the Newman family knew where it was. It was first given to Newman by his wife, actress Joanne Woodward, who inscribed it with the message ‘DRIVE CAREFULLY ME.’”


Yep. $17.8 million. Godfrey Daniels!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

John Greenig

Civil War soldier at 16, major league baseball pitcher at age 40.

John A. Greenig played one game, starting pitcher for the Washington Senators on May 9, 1888.

Of that Senators team, a baseball writer for The Washington Post said: "a pitcher and catcher and Mr. Hoy constitute the Washington Baseball Club. The other six men who accompany them are put in the field for the purpose of making errors."

In that May 9 game, Greenig faced the Chicago White Stockings, in Chicago. “The Chicago batters pounded his curve balls and scored nine runs in the first two innings. Greenig settled down after that and pitched a complete game, but after the 13-2 loss he was released.”

Twenty-four years before that May 1888 baseball game, “John A. Greenig… enlisted in the Indiana 132nd Infantry, Company K…”

Sixteen-year-old soldier, 40-year old major league baseball player. Obviously, a determined man.


Greenig statistics: http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=greenjo01

As a cross-country truck driver said ...

When you pass an 18-wheeler or it passes you, remember the tires are mostly bald and the brakes don't work.

Worse than that: You are driving in Russia and you see a truck.


I'm going to be ethnically insensitive: Considering the video is Russian, alcohol might have been involved in some of the crashes.

A’s catcher who wouldn’t stand for the anthem?

Busted for (allegedly) pulling a gun on “a female food delivery driver.” Charges of aggravated assault pending.


Link at http://knuckledraggin.com/2017/10/so-you-want-to-be-a-role-model/

Last week Maxwell had some horseshit story that a restaurant in Alabama refused to serve him because of his courageous anthem stance. Turned out his bud tried to use an expired ID to get a beer. A server said "No can do," and Maxwell got all self-righteous.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Hungary MP speaks truth

Jobbik Party MP Dora Duro: “I do not support the marriage of homosexuals, nor the registration of their civil unions, which has unfortunately already been written into law, and I also oppose the adoption of children in their case. I would ban the provocative [Budapest] Pride, which causes mass hooliganism. Furthermore, I would ban homosexual propaganda from cinemas that belong to the Budapest municipality, where it receives a platform year after year courtesy of Fidesz. I think ensuring the rise of Hungarians can be done by men and women having children in marriages based on free decisions. The biggest current problem for Hungarians is the catastrophic demograpJhic situation, which is why we cannot promote anything that exacerbates it.”


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

So I’m working on my house …

“A couple remodeling an old home in north-central France found a cache of ammo, grenades and submachine guns hidden under a granite floor, The Lyonne Republicaine reported.

“The find was made in July by the couple in the Quarré-les-Tombes area, about 150 miles away from Paris. Cached under the floor were three STEN guns, over a dozen Britsh Mills bomb type fragmentation grenades, three handguns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammo, and several Bren light machine gun magazines.”


The story does not speculate on whether the previous owners were captured by the Gestapo or just left the weapons, ammunition, grenades, et al, in place.

Lavon, Texas

Lavon is out by Dallas. Lavon has a Sonic (“Half-Price Shake After 8 p.m.”) and a Big Daddy’s Roadhouse BBQ, Established 1999 (“Nationally Acclaimed”). There is even a barn barely standing. Lots of good-size house on decent lots, too. Lake Lavon is near by.

One housing area is on Corn Silk Drive. The concrete streets and the brick houses most likely grow on what used to be a big corn pasture. There are streets named Austin, Crockett and Bowie. Outside of town there are even some farms remaining.

Wikipedia says the 2010 population was 2,219. That makes Lavon a small town. That number also is a 473.4% increase from the 2000 population of 387.

The city web site says Lavon “is a growth community with a vision and strategic plan focused on maintaining a rural atmosphere while encouraging commercial and residential development.”



“In 1980 the newly incorporated Lavon had one business serving 306 residents. In 1990 the population was 303.”


How is it …

That SAT, ACT and IQ tests are biased in favor of whites, yet “Asian-Americans”* score higher than do the racial descendants of those who designed the tests?

We all time hear complainings from one other racial/ethnic group that tests are biased for white folks, but no one ever gives examples of biased questions.

*Americans whose ancestors came from somewhere east of the Bosporus and west of Guam.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Two Americas

One has guns, but low shooting deaths; the other has no guns, but lots and lots of people shot to death.

“We don’t really have a single America with a moderately high rate of gun deaths. Instead, we have two Americas, one of which has very high rates of gun ownership but very low murder rates, very comparable to the rest of the First World democracies such as those in western & northern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, South Korea. The other America has much lower rates of gun ownership but much, much higher murder rates, akin to violent third world countries.”


Link at http://www.woodpilereport.com/

Old and older

Here kitty, Cosmos- A jawbone that was found in a trawler net in the North Sea in 2000 and identified by shape two years later as belonging to a sabre-toothed cat. The fossil was dated to 28,000 years before present. Doubts lingered about the identification of the genus – mainly because other Homotherium fossils were much, much older, suggesting that the big cats vanished perhaps 300,000 years ago. The University of Potsdam has confirmed the identification and the date of the jawbone, establishing that the extinction of sabre-toothed cats, at least in Europe, was much more recent than previously thought.”


Lucy's older sister, Ancient Origins - Archaeologists have made a discovery so sensational that they have waited 1 year to announce it as they had to be sure they had the dating correct. A set of teeth belonging to an early hominin species has been found in Germany that dates back 9.7 million years. The teeth are believed to belong to a species that is most similar to the famous ‘Lucy’, one of the first known relatives of humans, only known before to have existed in Africa some 4 million years later. Could this finding be another nail in the coffin for the out-of-Africa theory of human origins? It was only one month ago that scientists made the surprising announcement of 5.7 million-year-old hominin footprints on the island of Crete in Greece.”


Link at http://www.woodpilereport.com/

(The picture with the German tooth story is of a gorilla with a Mona Lisa smile. Assigning human emotion to a gorilla does not make the ape a human precursor. Some day archaeologists, sociologists and others will admit: The more we learn, the more we know we don't know much.)

(Link to the cat story at Cosmos did not work.)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Hungarian town building sausage-based theme park

Yeah, I would buy an annual ticket.

“739 million HUF (~2.4million euro) of EU support was given to the town of Békéscsaba for the third phase of the development of CsabaPark program centre – announced the city council. During the planned improvements the old building of hotel Trófea will be renewed and office buildings will be established in the facility as well.”


Not to worry, tasteless food/health nuts. Plans also include a “5.2 km walk path and a 3.5 km tartan running track…”

60 years ago

“U.S. military personnel suffer their first casualties in the war when 13 Americans are wounded in three terrorist bombings of Military Assistance Advisory Group and U.S. Information Service installations in Saigon. The rising tide of guerrilla activity in South Vietnam reached an estimated 30 terrorist incidents by the end of the year and at least 75 local officials were assassinated or kidnapped in the last quarter of 1957.”


Link at http://knuckledraggin.com/

Whatever happened

to Lindsay Lohan?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The queering of Stitchers

A woman can do anything. Just check out Maggie Q in Designated Survivor. Q’s character regularly takes on 200-pound, muscular ex-special operations dudes in hand-to-hand fights and, presumably through smarter application of force, forces surrender or brings about death.

Or, as Joe Bob Briggs puts it: “NEW YORK—There’s this moment in every production meeting—I don’t care if you’re making a movie, a TV show, a YouTube video, a reality show about shark hunters, or a 30-second promo for the cat shelter—when somebody blurts out, ‘We need a strong female character for this.’”


Maggie Q has nothing to do with Stitchers, but her role of FBI Agent Hannah Wells places her in the role of 100-pound woman kicks ass against former special forces operatives.

Stitchers has more super women than millennial hot-chocolate men. That’s very okay in today’s TV shows. The reason I quit watching Stitchers is the quick-change by character Camille Engleson, who in the first two seasons had as her overwhelming goal hopping on top of character Linus Ahluwalia and having him on top of her. Camille succeeded, but then something happened and Camille and Linus were no longer (literally) together.

Not to worry, though. This is 2017, and Camille’s emotional and physical needs can be satisfied by another woman. At first meeting, Camille is making eyes at the new strong woman, and soon the two are romping in a way ol’ Linus could never imagine.

Maybe that’s part of Now TV. If something doesn’t work, make a character queer or lesbian or bisexual.

So, Stitchers is off my list of shows to watch.

Joe Bob says this sort of thing will follow the dollars.

“Fortunately these things have a way of self-correcting. People who make movies in order to transform society end up dying of brain aneurysms when the Monday-morning box office results come out and Transformers 8 has outperformed their socially relevant stick figures by 9,000 percent.”

As good as Ken Burns in getting it wrong

This piece at Maggies Farm has a lot wrong.


In one of the wrongs, the author mentions a desertion case in this manner:

“… in 1977, in the middle of mass desertions during the Vietnam war …”

The U.S. ended direct combat in 1972. There were never "mass desertions."

Given his bona fides at the end of the article, I’d guess the writer gets paid a lot of money. For being wrong.

Another misinformed (and he probably doesn’t give a damn that he is wrong) is Corey Harrison of Pawn Stars, who paid $250 for a $20 MPC bill after making this comment: Most of the guys in Vietnam were drafted and they didn’t want to be there anyway, so when they got paid with this instead of real money, you can understand they were not happy.

Harrison reaches many more people than does the free.org writer. Goes to show, you can be smart and very wrong.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Highest-ever recorded temperatures

Highest temperatures in 25 states occurred in the 1930s.


I can tell you this: Days were hotter in the 1960s and 1970s than today.

Choosing a survival knife

If you don't have one, get one.


Link at http://www.woodpilereport.com/

He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."

-- Luke 22:36, NIV.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Knives more popular weapon of death than are rifles

By a factor of more than four.

“According to FBI: UCR Table 12, there were approximately 374 people shot and killed with rifles of any kind. There were 1,604 people killed with ‘knives or cutting instruments.’

“Table 12 also shows that more people were killed via the use of ‘hands, fists, feet, etc.,’ than were killed by rifles of any kind. In fact, the tally shows that the death numbers were not even close. While approximately 374 people were shot and killed with rifles, roughly 656 people were beaten to death with ‘hands, fists, feet, etc.’”


Link at http://knuckledraggin.com/2017/10/you-may-pick-up-your-cleaver-in-10-days-maam/

Usually, a knife or other cutting instrument is more quickly available than a rifle when the passion of murder hits. Kitchens, garages, jeans pockets are likely places to find a knife, while a rifle might sit in a closet a couple of rooms away.

People want to kill, they’ll find a weapon.

UNC: We didn’t expect anything out of them anyway

University successfully argue low-standards course available to all students, not only athletes.

“UNC successfully argued that it was not giving its athletes special treatment in the African-American studies department -- they had low standards for all students in that department.”


(You have a money-maker, you don’t want your workers – athletes -- fired --- kicked out for low grades --, you put in a fix.)

“The NCAA, in its decision, said the classes did not require attendance. The students rarely, ‘if at all’ interacted with a faculty member. The classes typically required one paper where the person who graded it admitted she did not read them in the entirety. These classes, the NCAA said, had “’liberal grading.’”

Monday, October 16, 2017

Goodbye, adios, do svidaniya, go, leave

Things to say to California Leavers.

“I spoke with friends who are planning to leave the state because they’re terrified of saying a positive word about Donald Trump for fear of having their heads smashed in with bike locks. And I don’t blame them, seeing as how the state has thrown a collective conniption ever since he announced his candidacy. Californian radicals threw some of the most violent tantrums at Trump rallies during the entire campaign, and, of course, Berkeley gets incinerated every time someone to the right of Che Guevara tries to make a peep.”

“So go. Leave. Do it. Get the hell out. Take your tanning salons and Apple Stores and your plastic-surgery casualties and your naked pregnant underwater yoga classes and build your new feudalistic utopia consisting of a thin crust of tech elites who nobly protect their huddled masses of about 900 million Mexican gardeners.

“There’s already a red star on your flag. Just remove the bear, and you’re set.”


Link at http://knuckledraggin.com/2017/10/amen-28/

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Grannis, Arkansas -- Surviving well

Terrain around Grannis, Ark., is wrinkled. That part of Arkansas and west into Oklahoma, the ridgelines run close together and seem to have been pushed up, maybe from southern pressure against the Ozarks to the north.

Here is a link to a satellite image of the Grannis area:


Those long rectangles are chicken houses. Tyson Foods is the big business in northern Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.

Gillham Lake is east of town, with Big Coon Creek Park at the western part of the lake. Something designated “Big Coon” in Arkansas, there most likely was a big raccoon there somewhere. Give a listen to some Jerry Clower, and you’ll hear about big coons. North of Big Coon Creek Park is Little Coon Creek Park. There is no designation for the area in between, but you have to wonder why local residents didn’t mention a Mid-Size Coon Creek.

A look at the satellite picture gives a good idea of the ridgelines and valleys. Somebody said Arkansas valleys are not so wide, but they’re just so darned steep. Angled hills tend to keep foot travelers to stream or river areas.

The 2010 census in the Polk County town counted 554 residents, a decrease of 23 from the 2000 census. The 2000 census number was Grannis’ biggest population.

The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture says Grannis began as a train stop “and grew with the development of the timber industry, turning later to the fruit and poultry industries.”

Logging meant the clearing of much land, “the rocky soil was unfit for cotton, so landowners began to plant orchards of apple and peach trees. They also planted berry bushes, grapevines, and melon patches.” In the South, farming of crops other than cotton meant the local economy was not dependent upon a single market price, and declines in cotton prices did not have the same effect.

By 1912, “Grannis had six stores, two hotels, a livery stable, two planing mills, two custom mills, and three churches.”

In the mid-1970s, Grannis “embraced 238 Vietnamese refugees who had previously been housed at Fort Chaffee following their escape from Vietnam.”


Grannis is one of those places people live because it isn’t anywhere else. Independent people. Red State people through and through.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Smallpox-infected blankets a myth

“As part of the construction of the New American Identity in the years following WW2, it was decided to demonize the Western European population and praise the Siberian immigrants who had come before them. As a means to this end, the noble savage myth was created, along with the notion that the poor Amerinds were victims of genocide when Europeans gave them smallpox-infected blankets.

“This too turns out to be false because no documented evidence of smallpox blanket distribution exists except for a suggestion in a letter, but we know they got smallpox after attacking a hospital.”


Link at http://www.woodpilereport.com/

The idea of European destruction of noble savages predates the 1950s, first appearing in the very late 1800s and early 1900s as upper-middle classes of the Northeast United States began demands for civilized treatment of defeated Plains Indians. Agricultural Indian tribes of the Northeast and Mid-West had already been eliminated, and slave-owning tribes of the Southeast shipped to Oklahoma, by treaties voted on by members of the Five Civilized Tribes. The slave-owning tribes suffered another defeat from the Civil War, so their nations faced destruction by the Great White Father in Washington. With no Indians of their own to save, Northeast Progressives decided Westerners must be held to account for destruction of the Abanaki, Assateague, Erie, Etchemin and others.

The idea of “smallpox-infected blankets” flies in the face of logic. Which presidential administrations approved the idea? From where were the infected blankets procured? How were they delivered, and by whom?

Biological warfare against the Noble Savage …. another Progressive myth.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Post, Texas

Post is not a surprising name for a town in West Texas, wide open spaces with barbed wire fences and fence posts.

But the name Post, Texas, is much more related to corn flakes than to fence posts.

“POST, TEXAS. Post, the county seat of Garza County, is on the Santa Fe Railroad at the junction of U.S. highways 84 and 380, east of the Caprock escarpment near the west central part of the county. The town began under the name Post City in 1907 as a colonizing venture of cereal manufacturer Charles William Post, who sought to develop a model town. He purchased 200,000 acres of ranchland and established the Double U. Company to manage the town's construction. The company built trim houses and numerous structures, which included the Algerita Hotel, a gin, and a textile plant. They planted trees along every street and prohibited alcoholic beverages and brothels. The Double U. Company rented and sold farms and houses to settlers. A post office began in a tent during the year of Post City's founding. Two years later the town had a school, a bank, and a newspaper, the Post City Post. The railroad reached the town in 1910. The town changed its name to Post when it incorporated in 1914, the year of C. W. Post's death. By then Post had a population of 1,000, ten retail businesses, a dentist, a doctor, a sanitarium, and Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. The Post estate pledged $75,000 and the town raised $35,000 in 1916 to bid unsuccessfully to become the site of the proposed West Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, later known as Texas Tech University. Postex Cotton Mills, which began production in 1913 with 250 employees, has remained the town's leading industry. When the Post interests sold the business to Ely and Walker Dry Goods Company of St. Louis in 1945, the plant was producing six million yards of cloth a year and employed 375 workers who manufactured Postex cotton sheets and Garza pillow cases. Ely and Walker sold Postex in 1955 to Burlington Industries, the world's largest textile manufacturer at that time. By 1973 the company employed 450 persons. Oilfield service companies have been important to the economy, as have farming and ranching. In 1989 Post had two libraries, a hospital, a nursing home, an airport, the Post Dispatch (founded in 1926), and ninety businesses. The population reached 3,400 in 1928, declined to 2,000 in 1940, and increased to 3,100 during the 1950s. With the development of the local oil industry, the town's population attained its highest level of 4,800 in 1964. The 1980 census showed a population of 3,864, but by 1988 the Texas Almanac reported 4,162. In 1990 the population was 3,768. The population was 3,708 in 2000.”


Wikipedia says rancher John Slaughter sold 200,000 acres to Post in 1906. The Wikipedia article has photographs of Post.


Post is the county seat of Garza County. In 2010, the county population was 6,461. Garza County is named after Jose Antonio de la Garza, the first elected mayor of San Antonio de Bejar.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Boy Scouts decide to let girls into the tree house

“As Martin van Creveld, the Israeli military historian has noted, the more women enter any professional field, the more men leave it. And as the men depart, so to do the prestige and the economic rewards provided by the field. This creates a vicious cycle that both expels existing men from the field while repelling new men from entering it.”


Link at maggiesfarm.

Why are fewer men going to college? Because women (and especially women social justice warriors) have taken over.

Not too far away is achievement of the objective: The first woman CEO of Boy Scouts of America.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If your action looks good and feels good, you are saved from Hell

“Nationalists like to cook up complex theories as to why our rulers are wedded to the idea of mass immigration. Some say it is cheap labor. Other say it is cheap votes. Still others see it as spite. All of those things are true, but the real motivation is virtue. Instead of a public ceremony where they sacrifice a bull or consecrate a church, inviting in the poor and downtrodden is the big public act of virtue. The consequences are down the road. The grace is today.”


Monday, October 9, 2017

Davis, Oklahoma

Davis is in Garvin and Murray counties, in South Central Oklahoma. The 2010 population was 2,683.

When your town is in two different counties, it is distinctly possible you and a neighbor pay two different county tax rates.

Davis was established in 1898. “By 1900, Davis had fifty-seven businesses, two banks, ten doctors, three dentists, and three lawyers. Cotton farming was a common occupation in Davis, which was in one of the best cotton producing sections in Oklahoma.”


Here is a link to a satellite image:


There are good-size sand pits west of town.

For the romantically-inclined, Joy, Katie, Tussy, Velma and Purdy are not far away.

Rocky Branch, Texas

I grew up in Rocky Branch, Texas, living about a mile north on U.S. Highway 259 from age 9 until I joined the Army at age 18.

The Texas State Historical Association says of Rocky Branch:

“Rocky Branch is on U.S. Highway 259 five miles northeast of Daingerfield in east central Morris County. It was named for the site of a sawmill and gristmill established in the late 1870s. A post office opened in 1890 and remained in operation until 1904. In 1896 the community had a population of fifty. By 1915 it had a population of 100, the sawmill operated by Nat Wright, and a general store operated by J. P. Forsyth. By the 1930s the population had declined to fifty and the businesses to two. From 1974 through 1986 the population of Rocky Branch was reported as 120. The community had two churches and a community center but no businesses. Nearby was the Primitive Baptist Church of Christ, which was organized in April 1854. The church obtained a building that year that was used as a meetinghouse and school and was still in use as a church in 1989. In 1990 the population of Rocky Branch was 135. The population remained the same in 2000.”


Anybody who lived in Rocky Branch back then would not give its location in relation to Daingerfield, but from Omaha (to the northwest) or Naples (to the northeast.)

Here is a link to a satellite image of the Rocky Branch area:


Those long rectangular silver structures are chicken houses, each with a few thousand chickens. My family had a chicken house. My father and I built the chicken house from scrap lumber he scrounged somewhere. Daddy and I dug post holes and put in posts and strung chicken wire to keep our 20 chickens where they belonged, in the chicken yard and away from the people yard. Chickens are nasty birds. If you have 20 with access to your yard, you will have chicken droppings all over the yard.

Our chickens laid enough eggs for two adults and five kids. Each hen had her own nest, built from scrap lumber or apple boxes taken apart and then rebuilt and filled with grass or hay.

The place we lived was a bit north of the second grouping of chicken houses, the four at an angle to Highway 259. The house that sits there now is about three times larger than the house we lived in. Ours was a two-bedroom, one bath. All five of us kids slept in one room – my three sisters in one bed and my brother and me on a couch that let down into an uncomfortable bed. Around my 14th birthday, my parents moved the dining room pieces into the kitchen, giving Bill and me our own one-bed bedroom.

The house was the first we lived in with indoor plumbing.

A little farther north on Highway 259 is County Road 4212, Spring Hill Road, which leads through Spring Hill Cemetery. That’s where my parents are buried.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Correction, correction, correction

The first thing that popped into my mind when I woke up this morning was the headline on the post below this, mentioning the 2018 presidential election.

On this Earth, there is no such election. Perhaps my mind was thinking of elections on another Earth.

I have fixed the mistake.

Think! Think!

(Verbal slap to the back of my head.)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2020 maybe Dem presidential candidate on functions of government

“A government has three functions: public health, public safety and public education.” – Kamala Harris, D-Calif.


The Preamble to the Constitution, explaining why the document exists, lists: union, justice, domestic tranquility, defense, general welfare, and "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”

Doctors and hospitals, police forces, public schools? Not there.

Florida dugout canoe could be 400 years old

Or not.

Winds and waves from Hurricane Irma “churned up” the canoe in Brevard County.

“According to the Florida Division of Historical Resources archaeologist who examined it and performed the radiocarbon analysis, there is:
“• A 50 percent probability the wood used to make the canoe dates between 1640 to 1680.
“• A 37.2 percent probability the wood dates between 1760 to 1818.
“• An 8.6 percent probability that it dates to 1930 or later.”


“’The canoe has some interesting features, like the presence of paint and wire nails, that indicate it may have been made in the 19th or 20th century, so this adds to the mystery,’ she (Sarah Revell) said.”

Revell also said the canoe might have been made in the 1600s or 1700s, “saw use for many years, and was modified over time.”

Friday, October 6, 2017

NFL players ‘historical illiterates’

Not a surprising statement. Almost all NFL players attended college for four years, but what was their major activity? Practicing football and playing football.


Link at http://www.floppingaces.net/

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Students reported a strange odor

OMG! OMG! Evacuate the school!

“It turns out, the source of the irritant was a pumpkin spice air freshener, fire officials told 11 News.

“But that might be in dispute, as the school's president told 11 News the odor might have been a burned-out light bulb.”


Link at http://knuckledraggin.com/2017/10/yeah-that-shits-nasty/

(Yeah, I can’t count the number of times I mistook a burned out light bulb for pumpkin spice air freshener.)

That’s $7 million 250 thousand of YOUR DOLLARS

“The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued last week…

“Equifax disclosed a cybersecurity breach in September that potentially compromised the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 145 million Americans — data that security experts have described as the crown jewels for identity thieves.”


Link at http://moonbattery.com/?p=88552

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Middle Class white women and kneeling black NFL players

“Peak professional football was probably a dozen years ago. It was around then that white mothers, especially divorced middle-class mothers, started turning against youth football. They did not want their little baby being run over by black kids. That’s why the concussion hysteria gained traction. It’s a ready made excuse for pulling the white kids out of football, that lets white women pretend it is not racism driving their decision. After all, they loved Will Smith in the concussion movie!

“It’s why the NFL’s decision to let their blacks kneel during the anthem is going to be a disaster for them. The owners signed off on it thinking it added drama and would therefore draw in girls, because girls and girly-men like drama. Instead, those kneeling black players are a stark reminder to white women that the sport of football is for violent black men, not nice suburban white boys. Youth participation in football is collapsing and this will only serve to accelerate it. The NFL has now made football anti-white and un-American.

“The root cause is not the inherent danger of playing sports like football. The root is the same as it is for everything in the current crisis. The feminization of the West is turning politics into a never ending soap opera for no purpose than the perpetuation of petty gripes among the participants. Nothing gets done, because girls don’t care about deeds. They care about attention. Swedish women have turned their country into rape land, in order to get the attention of their men, who have been feminized to the point of no return.”


Yakabag, Turkey

Hits on Yakabag are mostly for tourism.

“Look, look! We have Greek ruins! See, here used to be a temple! There are columns and pieces of statues. Of course the temple was destroyed, most likely in an earthquake. But not to matter! There has not been an earthquake here since maybe five years. And, see! We have Roman ruins! Here was an amphitheater! Yes, most of it has fallen. Again, probably from an earthquake. And, look! Here is a mosaic floor, possibly from a Byzantine church, perhaps from a wealthy Byzantine merchant. Do I think he was a Christian? Perhaps. Possibly. Or he could have been a pagan, living as a Christian and perhaps became a True Believer when the Army of Allah – praise be upon him – entered the area at the behest of the downtrodden and freed them from Christian tyranny.”

None of the hits say that. But all of Turkey was Greek, Roman or Byzantine Christian at one time. Christian far longer than any other.

From one hit I did learn that ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan. How government-sounding.


Europe will reach a shouting point: Enough! No more!

‘Intersectionality’ and the Left’s Anti-Semitism

“There are likely to be further waves of refugees in the next few years, then more from Syria now that Islamic State is all but finished in Raqqa. The civil war in Syria, with the ISIS threat to a large extent removed, is certain to intensify; then more will flee Iraq with the recapture of a battered Mosul and further clashes between Sunni and Shi'i militias; then more from Libya, where ISIS-affiliated groups clash with a multitude of other Islamist fighters; then more from other failed and failing states in North Africa, the Middle East, the rest of Africa and Afghanistan, where the Taliban are again resurgent -- more, in fact, from everywhere as social structures break down further, now that so many qualified people such as doctors, teachers, scientists have vanished to Europe. According to a leaked German government report, up to 6.6 million migrants -- both refugees and migrants seeking a better life -- are currently waiting to cross to Europe from Africa.”


Link at http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Good friends don’t let you bleed out in the back of a car

Burglar shot with his own gun; body found in car four days later.

“Stokes bled to death in the car while Mackey drove to Lake Worth, police said. There, Mackey and another man put the body inside another car, where it sat for three days, according to the report.

“The car then was moved to Australian Avenue, about 2 miles east of Interstate 95 and just north of 45th Street in Lake Park, the report said. A passerby discovered Stokes’ body inside and thought he was sleeping.

“Investigators say they found a cellphone in the car that led them to Mackey. It helped show that Mackey was an associate of Stokes’, and investigators used cellphone records to track Mackey and Stokes from Lake Worth to Broward County and back around the time of the shooting, a report showed.

“Mackey was arrested Saturday and is being held without bond at the Palm Beach County Jail, charged with second-degree murder in Stokes’ death and armed home invasion.

“Under Florida law, an accomplice can be held responsible for a death if it occurs while committing a crime.”


Link at http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=75085

Honor among thieves? Not bloody likely.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Even a Zip Code is political?

Wikipedia says Zip Code 71917 is in “Disputed territory. Palestine.”

Here is something for Wikipedia to consider, in the interests of accuracy: Palestine does not exist. There is no such entity and has not been since May 14, 1948, when Israel declared its existence and was immediately invaded by the armies of Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and Jordan, as well as forces from Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Israel’s statehood ended the League of Nations Mandate of Palestine.

A site called earth-explorer.appspot.com says the Zip Code is “A Postal Code in Palestine.”

Towns in the “Disputed territory” include:

Bil'in -- a “Palestinian village” located in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, west of the city of Ramallah in the central West Bank.

Modi'in Illit (lit. "Upper Modi'in") -- a Haredi Israeli settlement and city in the West Bank, situated midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Modi'in Illit was granted city status by the Israeli government in 2008.

Bil'in -- a “Palestinian village” in the West Bank.

Lapid (lit. Torch) -- an Israeli communal settlement. Located near Modi'in, Lapid falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council.

Matityahu -- a moshav and Israeli settlement in the West Bank, located approximately midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, near the settlement of Modi'in Illit and the city of Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut. Matityahu was initially founded in 1981 by a group of English-speaking immigrants from the United States.

Saffa -- a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, located 18 kilometers west of Ramallah in the northern West Bank.

Kfar Ruth (lit. Ruth's Village) -- is a moshav in Israel, located just west of the Green Line near Modi'i.

Kfar HaOranim (. lit. Village of the Pines), also known as Menora or Giv'at Ehud -- a communal Israeli settlement in the West Bank. It is contiguous with Lapid and near to the major city of Modi'in, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Binyamin Regional Council.

Maarava Machon Rubin -- an Orthodox yeshiva high school located in the town of Matityahu, near Modi'in, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The yeshiva was founded and is headed by Rabbi Baruch Chait who is originally from the United States.


Student organization demands fewer Africans on campus

Black Students United says: “The Black student population at Cornell disproportionately represents international or first-generation African or Caribbean students. While these students have a right to flourish at Cornell, there is a lack of investment in Black students whose families were affected directly by the African Holocaust in America. Cornell must work to actively support students whose families have been impacted for generations by white supremacy and American fascism.”

Just proves some people are more equal than others. In their open, collegiate minds, anyway


Link at http://moonbattery.com/?p=88423

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Gowen, Oklahoma

“There is an old house, that this man had lived in his whole life. He lived there with his parents, then lived there after they passed. He raised his children and died in that house. He lay dead in his house for days before anyone discovered him, and in the early evening time and later at night, if you walk by the house, you can either see the figure of an elderly man staring out the front window, sitting on the porch, or hear the mournful moans of someone.”


Gowen has had a post office since 1894. zipcode.org has the latest population at 298. Of those, 235 are white, 51 are Indian, 2 are Hispanic, and 1 is Other. By my math, that totals 289. Maybe somebody transposed the 8 and 9. The same site says the population is 140 men and 158 women. Those numbers total 298.

https://thediggings.com/places/ok077-99937766/mines lists 10 mines in the Gowen area.

The nearest Social Security office is in McAlester, 21.5 miles away.

says “There are 0 Affordable Apartment in or near Gowen, OK." Note to government writers: The grammatically correct notice would be “0 Affordable Apartments.”

https://www.wetakesection8.com/search/OK/gowen/ echoes, with “No Matching Listings Found,” but lists several in Wilburton.

Here is a link to a satellite image of the Gowen area:


Gowen is in Latimer County, in Southeast Oklahoma.