Thursday, May 31, 2018

Attack of the 12-foot beach ball

Or, “A fun way to ruin a weekend and blow 100 bucks.”

“Dear Amazon,

“We took this ball to the beach and after close to 2 hours to pump it up, we pushed it around for 10 fun-filled minutes. That was when the wind picked it up and sent it huddling down the beach at about 40 knots. It destroyed everything in its path. Children screamed in terror at the giant inflatable monster that crushed their sand castles. Grown men were knocked down trying to save their families. The faster we chased it, the faster it rolled. It was like it was mocking us. Eventually, we had to stop running after it because its path of injury and destruction was going to cost us a fortune in legal fees. Rumor has it that it can still be seen stalking innocent families in the Florida panhandle. We lost it in South Carolina, so there is something to be said about its durability.”

That "huddling down the beach" might mean "hurdling."

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Sgt. Garland “Rip” Randall

"Garland Randall was a successful welterweight professional boxer in the mid-'60s. He entered the Army and was assigned to the 1/26th Infantry "Blue Spaders" for the first part of his tour.

"The following first-hand information was supplied by Joe Karczynski, a fellow Black Lion:

"'Garland 'Rip' Randall came over to the 2/28th with Dave Groh and myself in mid-September of 67. We had been together in the same platoon with the 1/26th Blue Spaders. When he was with the 26th, we asked why he got drafted in the Army when he was married with five children. He said he did not want to be another Mohammed Ali, and wanted to do his part as an American citizen.

"'While Dave and myself was assigned to Bravo company, Rip was assigned to Recon. When it was learned Rip was married with children, they sent him back to the rear to Lai Khe. How he wound up out there on Oct. 17th is a little bit of a mystery, but the best we can figure is he must have come out with the HQ group LTC Allen brought out.

"'Actually, I put him on the chopper when he was wounded. He told me he was not going to make it. Always wondered about that. There was no medics available, and I saw a chopper taking off with wounded. Figured if he got back to an aid station ASAP, he would make it. Picked him up, ran him to the chopper, there was no room anywhere except an empty door gunner seat, so I put him in there and strapped him in.'

"Many thanks to Joe Karczynski, himself a decorated combat veteran, for providing the information about Garland Randall."

Also from Dave Berry's site.

No safety in command

Here is a link to a photograph of commanding officers in 2/28 Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, in mid-to-late 1967. “(O)f the seven officers in the picture, three were killed in action and at least two of the others were wounded at least once.”

Photo from Dave Berry’s web site.

Parnaiba patrols Brazil’s rivers for 80 years

“Brazil commissioned the 720-ton, 180-foot-long Parnaiba into service in 1938.

“She first launched in 1937, which makes her more than 81 years old. An armed river monitor, she is often cited as one of the oldest active warships in the world — not including certain historic vessels such as the USS Constitution, which serves as heritage and museum ship.”

Link at

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Be politically incorrect, Bishop says

(Reckon will the pope rap his knuckles with a wooden ruler?)

A Catholic bishop recently urged graduates of Thomas Aquinas College to be “politically incorrect,” instructing them to “make the voice of reason heard in our culture” amid “the darkness of our world.”

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, who oversees the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, told graduates of the Santa Paula, California college that “most college campuses these days are places of chaos and political correctness,” but that the students have been “sacramentally equipped by your baptism and confirmation and intellectually equipped by your education to be witnesses to the truth of Jesus Christ.”

Citing Humanae Vitae, the seminal encyclical written by Pope Paul VI in 1968 that addressed the Catholic Church’s teachings on human sexuality and artificial contraception, Morlino told attendees that the document “absolutely condemns artificial methods of birth control: abortion, sterilization, and contraception,” because “there is an inseparable link between the procreative and unitive dimensions of human sexuality.”

Sex, he said, “is not just about biological re-production. It’s about pro-creation, which is a cooperation with God’s own act of creation, where He creates a new human being, a unique and unrepeatable human person with an immortal soul and an eternal destiny.”

(I have never read anyone’s statement that a newly-created human is “a unique and unrepeatable human person with an immortal soul and an eternal destiny.” Each of us is different. Abortion means killing that unique person, that possible Beethoven or Einstein.)

The Army or Navy or Marines did something somewhere

The News isn’t really sure what happened, but that never stopped them before.

‘BREAKING: Navy SEALs Capture Terrorist In Somalia, Or Kill Him, Or Shit We Don’t Know’

ON OCTOBER 5, 2013
SOMALIA — Sources confirmed that members of the elite U.S. Navy SEAL Team 6 captured a member of the Al Shabaab terror group just weeks after they pulled off a deadly attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.

Or maybe it was SEAL Team 2, or Special Forces. Media sources confirm we’ll let you know later.

The raid featured the trademarked “coming out of the water with weapons raised” technique which then morphed into a firefight exactly like the Bin Laden raid.

Or wait. The Bin Laden raid had very little shooting. CNN reports we’ll find out more and let you know.

This is a developing story, goddamnit.

A senior U.S. official said the raid netted a senior Al Shabaab leader, who will be flown back to the U.S. for trial. Or maybe he was the leader of Al Shabaab. Oh shit, that sounds even better. The leader of Al Shabaab was captured.

Oh fuck, the guy’s dead.


We can now confirm that U.S. Navy SEALs are stationed somewhere in the Middle East, according to an unnamed U.S. official.

At press time, sources were seen editing their breaking stories, hoping people don’t notice.

Yeah, it was written five years ago, but I just found it, so go (do something to) yourself is you don’t like it.)

Disney and NFL vs. We the Deplorables

“Disney, like the NFL, thought it could keep pushing out highly politicized crap and the public would just keep eating up their slop.

“They thought their product was so unbelievably beloved they could never alienate viewers.

"They're wrong.

“And I think that's a very important shot-across-the-bow to the Democrat Media Entertainment Complex.”

Yeah, movies shouldn’t be politicized. Nor should football, television or any kind of entertainment. But we do not live in a non-political world. Some people (especially rich folks whose faces are out in the public) decided that since they are smart enough to make millyuns of dollars, they must be smart about everything, and everybody else should just shut up and follow orders.

Does anyone really listen to Reese Witherspoon or Natalie Portman? If you do, I question your smart quotient.

Take that, clown!

From Daytona Beach, Fla.:

In a Holly Hill police incident report, Heriberto Feliciano, 28, of Holly Hill, told officers that he was locking up the pizza store for the night when he was attacked by a man wearing a clown mask. Feliciano said he was hit with a wooden post until it broke and then the suspect tried to stab him with a pair of scissors, police said.

Feliciano suffered injuries to his face and shoulder and his relatives drove him to the hospital, police said.

Feliciano said that during the attack he was able to reach for his firearm, for which he has a concealed permit, and shot the suspect four to five times at close range, a police report states.

Feliciano could not be reached Sunday.

Officers arriving at the business found the suspect suffering from gunshot wounds. A police incident report indicates the suspect was laying in the middle of the parking lot of the business with a clown mask and scissors on the ground near him.

The suspect, who was unresponsive, was transported to the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach where he died of his injuries, Aldrich said.

Feliciano “shot the suspect four to five times at close range…” Good show!

One less oxygen thief.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Women look to men for rescue

Rather than do things themselves, feminists want to take over what men have built.

“The notion that women were deliberately oppressed by being excluded from these institutions requires an artful, selective, and motivated way of looking at them. Even today, the women’s movement has been a story of women demanding places and preferential treatment in the organizational and institutional structures that men create, rather than women creating organizations and institutions themselves.”

Women and men do not look at things the same way.

Surprise, surprise, surprise!

“’[Women] are ruder to each other than they are to men, or than men are to women.’ And the more assertive the women were, the more rudeness they received from other women. Hence, while feminists are forever urging women to be ‘strong and independent,’ women’s biggest obstacle in doing so is likely to be other women.”

Women are less fair-minded than men because they are not naturally programmed to an overall sense of duty outside the family.

“Moral thought systems, with all their abstract rigor and sense of duty, are male creations, and indeed, just as women’s greater cunning and dissimulation have a probable evolutionary basis, so perhaps women’s lesser sense of fairness on an individual level serves the same purpose.”

Sunday, May 27, 2018

If Mrs. Clinton had been elected…

Please. I want to keep my supper.

"To put the roller-coaster presidency of Donald Trump in perspective, it helps on occasion to imagine that Hillary Clinton won the election. My experience is that the exercise leads to greater appreciation of the president we have, warts and all.

"Start with Clinton herself. She has spent the last 18 months in a perpetual snit. “No, I’m not over it,” she confessed while turning Yale’s commencement into a self-pity party.

"Anyone who has dealt with her knows the “I’m a victim” schtick didn’t start with November of 2016, and would not have ended if she won. She’s been a blamer and finger-pointer her entire public life and would have taken her woe-is-me attitude to the Oval Office.

"Coupled with her breathtaking sense of entitlement, it is hard to see her presidency lifting the nation’s self-confidence, at home or abroad.

"In economic terms, how much higher would unemployment be? How about the stock market and median family incomes — how much lower would they be?

"Remember, Clinton promised — promised! — to put coal miners out of work. That’s a promise she probably would have kept.

"She wanted to raise taxes instead of cutting them and loosen already lax immigration policies instead of tightening them.

"She was part of President Obama’s team that tried to force Israel to make concessions its leaders believed were dangerous to the Jewish state’s security. It’s a cinch the US embassy still would be in Tel Aviv instead of Jerusalem and Palestinians would have kept a veto over our policy.

"The Iran deal would be unmolested by a Clinton presidency, leaving the mullahs free to be ever more aggressive in their pursuit of regional power.

"It’s true a President Clinton would be more popular in Western Europe than Trump is, but that’s because there would be no America First agenda. Allowing Europe to call the global shots would make appeasement the default position."

(There’s much more at the link.)

Saturday, May 26, 2018

After Wonsan, before Tonkin Gulf

The USS Maddox as backdrop for fashion models.

Until a month ago, CNN did not know Hawaii had volcanoes

From Coyote Blog

"My wife's cousin is in management of a beautiful resort (Mauna Kea / Hapuna) on the Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii. I was asking him if it was OK to visit and you can feel the frustration of a resort executive in his reply:

'Absolutely ZERO impact from Volcano….

'Volcano is 120 miles away and has zero impact on MK. Since it has been rumbling we have had nothing but beautiful sky, perfect air and perfect water temperature.

'Web site with air quality… MK is about the same as Kihei in Maui… Kona occasionally gets not great with some Vog… So Kihei and MK are both at 14 right now. Kona is the worst at 46 on the west side (Still good) Phoenix is at 71; St. Louis right now seems the worst in the nation at 119. Worst are on the Big Island right now is Ocean View a little south west of the lava flows at 82.

'Unfortunately, CNN makes it seem like everyone is wearing a gas mask and there is acid rain falling all over the place. The volcano is limited to a tiny area on the south-east coast and all Island in Hawaii and 90% of the big island and all of the Kohala Coast are not impacted. The impact from the Volcano for me is the same as you in Phoenix… ZERO….. Also no matter what it does it will not impact us… It is a shield volcano, not Mt. St. Helene so it can’t blow up and there is not enough lava in the chamber to cause any big issues other than right at its base…

'The only time to “pay attention” is if Mauna Loa or Hualalai started to rumble. Both of those could have an impact on the west side of the island.'"

Friday, May 25, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Something we were not taught in history

“Drury Pettiford, born say 1755, was listed in the payroll of Captain Dudley's 2nd Virginia State Regiment commanded by Colonel Gregory Smith from July to December 1778 (with Elias Pettiford) and served three years... He was in Granville County, North Carolina, on 18 May 1784 when he assigned his right to bounty land and pay due him for his services in the Revolution in Virginia to Samuel Parker of the same county for 3 pounds, 4 shillings with Elizabeth Sweat as witness [Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, Pattaford, Drewry, Digital Collections, LVA]. He was taxable on 1 poll in Granville County in 1785, head of a household of 2 males and 2 females in Granville in the 1786 state census, and taxable in Granville County on 2 polls and 90 acres in 1788. He moved to Stokes County where he was head of a household of 11 "other free" in 1810 [NC:607]. In his application for a pension on 25 August 1820 he stated that he enlisted in Virginia, that his age was sixty-nine years, and the age of his wife Dicy was sixty-six. …”

So Drury Pettiford, a black man, served three years in the 2nd Virginia, he was granted a land bounty, and in 1788 he was the owner of 90 acres in Granville County, N.C. And, a woman was legal witness to Pettiford's transfer of a land bounty three years after the war ended.

Ghettos becoming more common in Germany

“’So far, we only know this level from American cities,’ says study leader Marcel Helbig. It was ‘historically unprecedented’ how the socio-spatial division in East German cities had increased within a few years.”

Most are in the East Germany “where a lot of cities have areas with large concentrations of prefabricated buildings.”

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Allah willed the truck to run over the Mercedes

“Due to an acute shortage of professional truck drivers the German trucking association has launched a new project to train asylum seekers for the job, Austria’s tabloid Wochenblick reports.

“The project, which is named 'The drive into your new future' intends to make it easier for asylum seekers to become truck drivers.

“In this way, the German Red Cross (DRK) and the Logistics Organization (UVL) want to alleviate the shortage of truck drivers. The concept was developed together with the SVG Driving School North, reports newspaper DVZ.

“During the training the candidates have to pass through two exams. In addition to its general suitability, the DRK also wants to check the language skills and the status of residence. In addition, a separate “refugee representative” should look after the participants during the three-year training.”

Reckon the German government will pay for the driver training and for the “refugee representative?” Yeah, me too.

Link at

Monday, May 21, 2018

If the area is liberated from terrorists, what did they do with the Palestinians?

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Syrian Army has liberated the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, located south of Damascus, from terrorists, a security services source told Sputnik.

Damascus is completely freed from militants as the Syrian Army clears the last stronghold, according to the source. The information has been confirmed by the Syrian Army.

"The Syrian Army has liberated the Yarmouk camp south of Damascus and hoisted the Syrian flag there," the source said.
Syrian state television says the Syrian army has taken control of the Daesh-help Al-Hajar Al-Aswad district South of Damascus.

"As a result of a joint operation of our armed forces and allies, Al Hajar Al Aswad and the surrounding territories have been completely liberated from terrorists," the army said in a statement.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Cougar kills biker not far from granola-crunching, wilderness-loving Seattle

“That’s the Left Coast for you.

“Coastal cities and suburbs densely inhabited by granola-crunching moonbats on bicycles exist just a short distance from genuine wilderness. The crunchies love the scenery and think nothing of going off into an out-of-doors shared with large predators unarmed, unprepared, and unaware.”

Saturday, May 19, 2018

What price honor?

“In an 1802 duel, DeWitt Clinton was challenged by John Swartwout, a friend of Aaron Burr. Swartwout accused Clinton of trying to ruin Burr with political smears. The men exchanged five rounds. After each round, as the code provided, seconds encouraged the combatants to mend their differences. Clinton adamantly refused to sign a letter of apology. Swartwout, despite being shot in the thigh and ankle, refused to quit. Unwilling to continue shooting at a wounded man, an exasperated Clinton left the field. Surgeons standing at the ready tended Swartwout's wounds.”

Link at

Five shots each, with one-shot pistols.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Illinois can’t afford gas to transport murder trial witness

By Andy Kravetz / Gatehouse Media Illinois
Posted May 9, 2018 at 12:45 PM

PEORIA, Ill. — A Peoria murder trial was delayed this week after the Illinois Department of Corrections said it was short of gas money.

This week, an official at Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mount Sterling sent an email to the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office saying it couldn’t bring an inmate who was slated to be a witness in a murder trial because it was “having difficulties with making fuel purchases at the current time.”

The official then asked the state’s attorney’s office to push the trial back later in May “when the probability is more likely that we will be able to obtain fuel while on the road if needed.”

Samuel T. Clay Jr., 23, was to go on trial Tuesday in Peoria. He is charged with the October 2015 shooting of 14-year-old Tommie T. Forest III after a home invasion, but when the prison said it couldn’t deliver a witness — who had previously pleaded guilty to aggravated battery — the trial was delayed.

An emailed request for more information, including the policy on buying gas and how many prisoners were affected, was not immediately answered by a DOC spokeswoman.

Less than three years ago, IOC touted its prison work program for producing $52.6 million worth of products. In 2016, Illinois was $32 million behind in prison utility bills.

Does the Illinois government not know the word “budget?”

Link at

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pledge a bed to a Syrian

“A national campaign calling on Irish homeowners to pledge a bed or an empty home to Syrian refugees has been launched.

“The Irish Red Cross wants people to consider offering a spare bedroom to a Syrian refugee to use for up to a year.

“The charity is also calling for the owners of vacant, standalone properties – including apartments, houses and converted accommodation –to offer the space to a refugee family.

“The Irish Red Cross said any refugee housed through the register would be paired with a caseworker and provided with educational, health and employment support.”

Some rent owners reportedly have sold their property to local councils, placing the councils in line for government or charity rent payments.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Let’s get to the root of the plot against the president

“For its part, the Left is unnerved by his success at undermining the Mueller plot, while exposing the FBI treachery. They are grasping the reality of Trump. He’s not a guy committed to winning them over with theory or looking for a way to join the club. Popular lore says he set off on this journey because he was insulted by the snubs from the political elite. The people peddling it hope it means he wants to join their club and will do so on their terms. It turns out that Trump is looking to bust up the club and make his own.”

A couple of Oklahoma boys playing baseball

On Sept. 9, 1962, two Oklahoma-born baseball players, Howie Goss and Willie Stargell, pinch hit in a Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 win against the San Francisco Giants.

Neither of the players got a hit.

Howie Goss, born in Wewoka OK, played parts of two seasons in the majors, 1962 and 1963. He was 27 years old when he made his major league debut on April 10, 1962, as a defensive replacement. Goss played in 222 games, posted a career batting average of .216, hit 11 home runs, and knocked in 54. He played all three outfield positions and had a .991 fielding average, handling 331 of 334 chances. He threw out nine base runners. Goss stole nine bases and was caught stealing eight times. Goss was 6-4 and weighed 204 pounds. He died July 31, 1996, in Reno, Nev., at age 61.

Willie Stargell, born March 6, 1940, in Earlboro, Okla., and a graduate of Encinall High School in Alameda, Calif., played a little longer than Goss. Nineteen years longer. His first major league game was as a pinch hitter on Sept. 9, 1962, at age 22. He also had more than 10 times as many games as Goss – 2,360. His career average was .282. He hit 475 home runs and knocked in 1,540. He played all three outfield positions, plus 848 games at first base. His lifetime fielding average was .985. Stargell stole 17 bases and was caught 16 time. He was 6-2 ½ and weighed 225.

Stargell also was named a National League All Star seven times and played in two World Series, 1971 and 1979. He died April 9, 2001, in Wilmington, N.C., at age 61.

Stargell played his entire career with the Pirates. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.

Brazilian mom makes robber room temperature

With video.

U.S.A. –-( is notorious for a high violent crime rate which is why it was no surprise that 21-year-old Elivelton Neves Moreira tried to rob a group of mothers with their children during a Mother’s Day event in Sao Paulo on Saturday.

The mothers were waiting at the gates of a private school where the event was supposed to take place. Moreira, armed with a gun, approached the group with ill intentions. He just robbed the unarmed school security guard of his wallet, and cell phone before shifting his attention to the mothers. One of the people standing near the group being robbed was Katia da Silva Sastre.

Sastre is a 42-year-old mother of a seven-year-old and a two-year-old daughter. She is also a 20-year police veteran who was attending the event with her oldest child. She was off-duty, but she felt the need to spring into action to protect the other mothers and their children.

She popped the dude three times in the chest. Near the end of the video, she tells the dude to turn onto his stomach. He doesn’t move fast enough, so she kicks him over and then holds him down with one foot.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Around this time in 71 B.C.

“…some 6,000 survivors of the shattered rebel slave army of Spartacus in Rome’s Third Servile War were crucified along the Appian Way.”

How long does it take to crucify 6,000 men?

Monday, May 14, 2018

Gorilla wisdom

"So Hillary is continuing to flap her yap and it's embarrassing: Now she's saying that (and I quote) there is still a very large proportion of the population that is uneasy with women in positions of leadership. Unquote. What a whiny b*tch. Yes, she's still complaining about losing. Only this time it's because of sexism. Not because she's probably the most corrupt national politician since LBJ. Not because she aided and abetted a serial rapist for several decades. Not because her shrieky voice can shatter glass. Not because her main goal in life is graft, plunder, and graft, and anybody with eyes can see that. Not because she has surrounded herself all of her professional life with the scummiest coterie of goons, gophers, grifters, and hatchet men you would ever go a long way to avoid. And then she wonders why she isn't 50 points up. She thinks it's because middle America doesn't like her ovaries. Meanwhile, President Trump has appointed Nikki Haley, Betsey DeVos, Sarah Sanders, Gina Haspel, Kellyanne Conway, Linda McMahon, Hope Hicks and other women to various positions in his administration, and his approval rating keeps going up. So it seems to me that it's not that America has a problem with women, but it does have a problem with one woman in particular.”


If you know your limits…

“The difference between genius and stupidity is: genius has its limits.” ― Alexandre Dumas fils


Sunday, May 13, 2018

RAF pilot dead 72 years seen on Northumberland motorway

By Hugo Gye for MailOnline
PUBLISHED: 05:52 EDT, 10 August 2015 | UPDATED: 07:30 EDT, 10 August 2015

A pair of motorists were terrified to see a 'phantom hitchhiker' standing at the side of the road - and believe it may have been the ghost of a Second World War pilot.

Rob Davies and Chris Felton were driving along the road in Northumberland when they spotted a man dressed in beige apparently trying to flag down a lift.

Moments later, the spooky figure disappeared from sight - even though no other cars had passed and there was nowhere for him to go.

Realising that the man appeared to be wearing an RAF uniform, the radio DJs looked up the history of the area and discovered that Spitfire pilot John Knight died just a few metres away when his plane crashed into a field in 1943.

The incident happened last week when the pair were driving along the A696 near Belsay after recording a programme on a medieval battle which took place nearby.

Mr Davies, 27, said: 'We saw a man standing at the side of the road. We both actually jumped at first because we didn’t see him until very late.
'He was dressed in a beige colour from head to toe. He was sticking his arm out for a lift, but we could not stop in time due to being at 60mph.

'Chris, who was driving, decided to turn around for him but we both agreed that he looked a bit odd. We were two miles north of the nearest village and there was nothing for miles.

'We said we would pick him up if he was real and just make sure he was dropped at the nearest village, and joked he might be a phantom hitchhiker.

'I started filming on my iPhone as it seemed a bit odd. We couldn’t remember how far back he was, but we saw him again and slowed.
'He was dressed in what I can only describe as RAF gear and was holding something under his arm, which looked like a helmet or some kind of bag.'

When they arrived at the spot where they had seen the man, he had vanished without trace.

'It was only seconds and no other car had been past, but when we turned around he was gone,' Mr Davies said. 'We continued driving and there was nobody walking on either side of the road.

'We cannot explain it - the only explanation is that he walked off into the darkness.'

When they researched the area online, they realised that Sergeant John Knight, a trainee RAF pilot, died in a Spitfire crash at nearby Middlepart Farm in July 1943.

The pilot, who was 20 or 21 at the time, originally came from Dorset and was based at RAF Eshott, around 15 miles from where he died.

(Hmm. Re-enactment of a medieval battle and presence of an RAF pilot 72 years dead?)

Progressive Liberals take note

Saw an ad for a 1968 Colt Scout .22LR General Nathan Bedford Forest commemorative.

Dang! Bedford Forrest and a gun in the same picture?

Shouldn’t such things be banned, lest some snowflake see the pictures and come down with a peanut allergy?

Saturday, May 12, 2018

What happens when a ship’s boiler explodes

Wreck of steamboat Pulaski found; sank in 1838

“According to the testimony of wreck survivors documented in the 1840 book Steamboat Disasters and Railroad Accidents in the United States by Southworth Holland, disaster struck at 11:00 PM when the starboard boiler exploded. It blew up the promenade deck above it, the starboard side of the ship, the bulkhead between the boilers, the forward cabin and the bar room.

“The ship first listed on its relatively undamaged side, but it soon rolled onto the starboard side and water flooded into the holes. The women and children had been hustled to the promenade deck above the ladies’ cabin, and men joined them when the aft deck flooded. Soon the waters rose to the promenade deck and the ship broke in two. The stern rose briefly, then split into three, throwing everyone on the deck into the churning waters.”

They first took your guns, then your screwdrivers

Now, London’s mayor wants your cheeseburgers!

Paul Joseph Watson
May 11, 2018

“As violent crime continues to soar in London, Mayor Sadiq Khan went on air to take the fight to the real problem – cheeseburgers.

“Yes, really.

“During a series of appearance on morning television, Khan announced a proposal to ban junk food ads across the capital.”

Link at

To our rulers, truth is the enemy

“Of course the real reason elites tend to get what they want is they are better than the rest of us. They are smarter, better socialized and they have greater access to the stock of knowledge relevant to being in charge. Americans despise the idea of a ruling elite, so the people in charge spend a lot of time pretending they don’t exist. It’s why our form of democracy works so well. The people keep voting for different candidates, but the people in charge never change. That’s what we are seeing with Donald Trump right now.

“That’s probably why the global elite is so worried about the rising tide of nationalism through the West. The constant moaning about 'threats to our democracy' really don’t mean the people in charge care about actual democracy. The game of bad cop/worse cop we see in our politics is not a bug. It is a feature. The process of voting has been gamed by the ruling class such that the results are fixed. No matter which candidate you choose, you get the same results, because the candidates are owned by the same people.”

Before Trump jumped into the race, all the other seekers of the Republican presidential candidacy were the same person. There was no difference between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Ben Carson and Jeb Bush. We deplorables knew, too, that all the Democratic snobs were batshit crazy. So, we voted for the only sane candidate.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Shooting with my wife

A year ago I gave a Smith and Wesson revolver to my wife on her birthday. Two days ago, she and I went to a gun range, where she fired the revolver for the first time.

Between gift and use, Priscilla had undergone a mastectomy and several months of recovery. Before she was fully recovered, she had kidney surgery, which necessitated another recovery period.

Priscilla did well at the range. She fired 15 rounds and hit the target 13 times. That means a substantial number of lead slugs went into disabling or fatal areas of the target, had the paper been a robber or other bad person who meant harm.

We will go to the range more often. Soon, Priscilla will place all shots in the center of the target.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Immigration rules

68 Georgians Expelled from 4 European Countries

68 Georgians were deported from Germany, Iceland, Switzerland and Belgium on May 9, Georgia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) announced.

“The flights were organized jointly by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, German Federal Police and European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontier,” the MIA stated.

A Dusseldorf-Tbilisi charter flight returned to Georgia those citizens who had not complied with the stay or living regulations of the abovementioned countries.

According to Irma Tsiramua, an observer of the Monitoring Service of Frontex, among the deported there were persons who had asked for the asylum in the European countries. However, due to the fact that Georgia is on the list of safe countries, these people were refused entry and turned back.

“Economic hardship and medical necessities are the main reasons the Georgians name while applying for asylum in the European states,” she added.

On March 21, 50 Georgians were deported from Germany for violating the visa-free rules and having stayed in the country longer than the permitted 90 days in any 180 day period.

Germany earlier deported 65 Georgians on February 21.

By Thea Morrison

Army doctors grow new ear for soldier

“Doctors harvested cartilage from her ribs and carved an ear shape out of the cartilage. The cartilage was placed under the skin of her forearm to allow the ear to ‘grow.’ Then the ear was attached to her head at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso.

“’The whole goal is by the time she’s done with all this, it looks good, it’s sensate, and in five years if somebody doesn’t know her they won’t notice,’ said Lt. Col. Owen Johnson III, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery for the medical center, in the Army statement…Epidermis from Burrage’s forearm will be used to cover scar tissue in the area around her left jawline, the statement said. Burrage, a supply clerk with 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, still has two surgeries left to go, but she says she’s optimistic.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Doing the right thing

“When Colorado hiker Randy Langstraat came across a piece of pottery on a popular trail in the Arizona Strip desert just across the state line from St. George, Utah, he reacted in an ideal fashion: he left it exactly where he found it, concealing it so it wasn’t in view of less scrupulous people, and called the Bureau of Land Management.”

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Shocking. If only London had tougher gun laws

“Three people were shot on the streets of London in daylight yesterday and a man was stabbed to death in Luton as the Bank Holiday weekend was marred by violence.

“Two teenagers, 13 and 15, were injured in separate attacks that occurred within seconds of each other on a busy high street in Harrow at lunchtime. One was hit in the head.”

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The problem for Londoners seems to be "the Bank Holiday was marred by violence." That is a professional journalist's addition to make the story somehow ... something. I don't know what.

These Europeans sure do know how to dance

Jerry Lee Lewis said something like, All you gotta do is stand in one place and wiggle around a little.

These dancers did not take to Lewis's lyrics.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

White Town + Sock City = Pencil Bluff

(One of those small towns in West Central Arkansas, where everything is a safe distance away. I have driven through the area and can testify that there is a lot of empty.)

Pencil Bluff is an unincorporated community located in Montgomery County, nine miles west of the county seat, Mount Ida (Montgomery County). Today, Pencil Bluff encompasses the two former area communities of White Town and Sock City.

White Town grew along Highway 6, which ran from Mount Ida to Fort Smith (Sebastian County). In the early 1920s, a car repair workshop and small store served White Town, followed some years later by a café. In 1930, Highway 6 became U.S. Highway 270 when it was improved and relocated around White Town.

Two differing accounts exist documenting how Sock City received its name. According to one, the area’s men hid money in their socks when they met to play poker. The second story details how men from the nearby logging town of Mauldin (Montgomery County) came to a dance hall near White Town, where so many got into fights that the area earned the name Sock City. For several years, the name was commonly used and can be seen on some state maps from the 1930s.

Schools and churches, often in the same building, made up some of the earliest structures in the area and played an integral role as gathering places for the surrounding population. Some of the first churches in the area were Grenade Methodist (established circa 1890), Macedonia Methodist (circa 1884), Oak Hill Methodist (circa 1882), and River Side Community Church (organized in 1930).
Three schools served the White Town and Sock City communities during the early 1900s: Macedonia, Grenade, and Oak Grove. As part of a statewide trend of school consolidation in the 1920s and 1930s, all three schools consolidated into the Oden School District, now part of the Ouachita River School District.

As was the case for many communities in Arkansas during the early 1900s, the timber economy was profitable in Pencil Bluff, and several sawmills operated in the area. Four sawmills, operated by locals, were fed with lumber from the Ouachita National Forest. The short-lived but large nearby timber town of Mauldin, only five miles from Pencil Bluff, contributed in part to the early population of the community.

During the Depression, Byron Galloway arrived in Sock City from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and purchased a large amount of land, which he sold in parcels as the area grew. Sometime in the late 1940s, Galloway, along with several other area residents, changed the community’s name to Pencil Bluff. The name came from the school children who had long written on slate slabs from the nearby bluffs overlooking the Ouachita River.

During the post–World War II years, streets were laid for home sites in one area of the community; however, the homes were never built. The Baptist church purchased two of these lots, and one of the original streets can be seen today in the Pencil Bluff Cemetery.

The Pencil Bluff Post Office opened in July 1949, with Floyd E. Harris serving as postmaster. The post office had several locations before the current post office building was built in 1975. Many new businesses joined the growing community in the 1950s. Among these were a garage, a café, a boat rental and fishing guide service, and several cabins available for rent. Some of these businesses have since closed, though the post office remains in operation in the twenty-first century.

In 1999, to celebrate Pencil Bluff’s fiftieth anniversary, the members of the Pencil Bluff 50th Anniversary Committee compiled and published a book featuring a brief overview of the community’s history, interviews with long-time residents, photographs, and memorials.

Note to robbers: Don’t try to take the po-leece’s gun

“Miguel Smith, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, tried to leave Safeway on Saturday morning with around $15 in groceries he hadn’t paid for, according to D.C. police.

“An officer confronted Smith, who made a grab for the officer’s gun.

“The gun came partially out of the holster, then went off. Smith was hit in the leg, but still managed to limp away on foot.

“Police found Smith at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro stop after police received a call that someone had been shot.

“D.C. police said they determined that Smith was the suspect from the Safeway robbery.

“He was taken to the hospital for treatment and then arrested on charges of theft and assault on a police officer.”

(A question: If the robber was shot in the leg, how did he manage to run away … excuse me … “limp away on foot” if the police was still in control of his-or-her own two feet?)

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Third-time charm not always a good thing

Three deserters pardoned, execute fourth.

May 7, 1720 Weekly Journal:

“On Thursday Morning the four Men, sentenced by a Court-Martial for Desertion, were brought hand-cuff’d to the Tilt-Yard Guard, from whence they marched with the Grenadiers at the Head of the Detachment to Hyde-Park; at the Place of Execution they were met by the Chaplain of the second Regiment of Guards, who prayed with them for a while; then three of the Prisoners, having before received the King’s Pardon, were restored to the Regiment, and ordered immediately to load their Pieces, and fire at their Comrade, which they obey’d; the Man was observed to give a little Spring after the Discharge of their Pieces, and a Corporal, who was kept, as usual, in Reserve, shot him through the Head; the other three Shot were lodged in his Breast. This is the third Time of his deserting.”
(Emphasis added.)

Don’t be robbing a police’s mother

Do your homework, bubba.

“An alleged would-be burglar called the cops on himself after an off-duty officer’s mother apparently shot at and struck the suspect, Philadelphia police said.

“The unidentified suspect ran to a nearby car wash after the shooting early Saturday, climbed to the roof of the business and called 9-1-1, police said.

“He suffered injuries from broken glass and a possible graze wound from a bullet, police said. The 43-year-old man was being treated Saturday at Hahnemann Hospital, where he was held in police custody.

“The initial alleged burglary occurred sometime before 5 a.m. on Poplar Street near Watts Street in North Philadelphia, police said.

“Officers found the suspect a couple blocks away on the rooftop near North Broad and Brown streets.

“The suspect is stable at the hospital. The city police officer was not involved in the shooting, cops said. A weapon was recovered, police said, but it is not clear if it is the homeowner’s or the suspect’s.”

Saturday, May 5, 2018

San Francisco finally realizes filth is bad for business

Interim Mayor Mark Farrell has “promised $750,000 to hire more people just to pick up discarded needles and $13 million over the next two years for more heavy duty steam cleaners and pit stop toilets. He also had workers dismantle sprawling homeless tent camps in the city’s Mission District.”

Residents aren’t too happy with needles and human feces, either.

“Adam Mesnick, who lives in the South of Market neighborhood and owns two deli shops there, said San Francisco is ‘finally kind of melting down’ and that leaders have routinely ignored dangerous street behavior for years.

“’I cannot have my family down here, I can’t have visitors. I can, but I don’t choose to, have my nieces come here,’ he said. ‘It’s horrifying for my family to walk down the street here.’”

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Albert Hoffman underestimating God

An internet poster attributed to Albert Hoffman:

“God only speaks to those who understand the language.”

First, the grammar. As written, the sentence says God does nothing but speak to those who understand the language. That is, “God only speaks.” The sentence implies that God communicates in other ways to those who do not understand the language.

Second, an explanation left hanging. Hoffman does not define “the language.” A reader, then, may apply his or her own definition.

Third, Hoffman “was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Hofmann was also the first person to isolate, synthesize, and name the principal psychedelic mushroom compounds psilocybin and psilocin. He authored more than 100 scientific articles and numerous books, including LSD: Mein Sorgenkind (LSD: My Problem Child). In 2007, he shared first place with Tim Berners-Lee in a list of the 100 greatest living geniuses, published by The Telegraph newspaper.”

Hoffman, who had all the answers, must have been quite disappointed to only tie for first place.

(If Hoffman had written the above sentence, he would have said, “only to tie for first place.” See the difference?)

Mueller team seeks ‘to destroy the president’

“This is a punishment strategy. I think they want to destroy the president, they want to destroy his family, they want to destroy his businesses, they want to destroy his friends so that no billionaire, say, in 15 years wakes up and tells his wife, you know what, they country’s broken and only I can fix it….His wife will say, ‘are you crazy Did you see what happened to Donald Trump?’ That’s what this is about.”

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Hungarians fight Hapsburg determination of national origin.

“In order to survive globalization people have to know their true history, otherwise lose their identities as the global elite has been conducting a clandestine war on national cultures. The aim is to uproot human beings from their social environments that provide protective surroundings for them. The displaced masses can be manipulated and used as mindless consumers--an ultimate goal of those who rule the world. The global landscape is already full of socially engineered human beings (‘experts without spirit, sensualist without heart’ --Goethe); these are the people that make up the bulk of consumer societies. They function as tools rather than spiritual beings in the hands of the global elite.”

Karma. Karma.

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): A prayer leader of a mosque was killed when a landmine he was planting in this capital city of western Ghor province went off accidently, an official said Wednesday.

Police spokesman Mohammad Iqbal Nizami told Pajhwok Afghan News that Mualvi Abdul Qader, a resident of Kashkar area, wanted to plant the roadside bomb in Ghaibi area of Ferozkoh city.

Abdul Qader, who had heen leading prayers at a mosque for three years, was killed in the blast, Nizami said.

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English crazies invade Scotland – again

The English were not satisfied at taking Scotland’s independence, nor even with drawing and quartering William Wallace and other patriots. The occupiers have now applied rules from the Muslim mayor of London.

“A man was arrested in Dunfermline, Scotland, on Saturday for carrying a potato peeler in a public place ‘without reasonable excuse’ and faces up to four years in prison.

“The Dunfermline Sheriff Court confirmed to Breitbart London that Scott Walker, 39, of the James Bank Hostel, James Street had appeared Monday, charged under the Criminal Law (Consolidation) (Scotland) Act 1995, for carrying ‘an article which had a blade or which was sharply pointed, namely a potato peeler’”.

“Sharply pointed?” Does that mean having a sharp stick is against the law? Or how about a staple? Several times I have managed to inject a staple into a hand or finger.

Of course, to have a sharp stick first requires an instrument with which to sharpen said stick. England should seize all files and all whetstones and grind stones. The place damn sure is out of sharp minds.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

They're doing what in Texas?

In today’s baseball game at Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros’ TV announcers were pushing Pinot at the Park.


Yep. Pinot at the Park. In Houston. Texas.

After the initial shock, a Texan would say, “Well, it is in Houston. Something you’d expect there or Dallas or Austin.” Maybe even in Fort Worth. Possibly in San Antonio. Not in Abilene or Amarillo, El Paso or Waco or Lubbock.

The wine set. Probably not going to find cowboys or oilmen there. Lawyers and bankers, sure. But not people who get their hands dirty.

Pinot at the Park. I tell you what.

That religion that protects women kills girl babies

“Hundreds of dead newborn girls have been found dumped in garbage piles in Pakistan over the last year amid a cultural preference for boys, it has emerged.

“A total of 345 babies have been found dead in refuse heaps in Karachi, Pakistan's most populous city, since the beginning of 2017 with 99 per cent of them found to be girls, according to local reports.

In one horrifying case, a four-day-old was found dead with her throat slit. Another newborn was left on the steps of a mosque only to be stoned to death when a cleric assumed it was an 'illegitimate baby', a charity reported.

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Hell has a special place for people who hurt children and old people.

Muslims made first Swedish meatballs

Sweden has given up authority over the parts of the country with majority Muslims, why not give them credit for meatballs as well?


PUBLISHED: 19:37, Wed, May 2, 2018 | UPDATED:

In the 18th century King Charles XII travelled to Turkey, which was then known as part of the Ottoman Empire, and brought the recipe back to Sweden.

Sweden's official Twitter account admitted the national favourite dish is in fact Turkish.

In a tweet, the account said: "Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century.

"Let's stick to the facts!.

In a later tweet the account added: “We do love facts as much we love meatballs!”

King Charles XII reigned from 1697 to 1718 and also brought back coffee beans and stuffed cabbages as part of celebration of Turkish cuisine.

And now Turkish media has called for an official "confession" and for other nations to follow suit and admit the true origins of their national dishes.

The dish is known as kofte in Turkey, but in Sweden the meatballs are topped with gravy.

One heartbroken meatball fan tweeted: "My whole life has been a lie".

Meanwhile a happy Turkish resident praised the Swedish Government, saying: “I'm a Turkish man and I love Swedish meatballs. Thanks for your honesty.”

Serdar Cam, president of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), has even criticised Ikea's role in the selling of Turkish meatballs.

He tweeted: "By selling these meatballs as Swedish meatballs for years in their chain furniture store, they are also saying forget the furniture, I can even sell your meatballs as if they are mine, through my marketing and distribution organisation." has contacted Ikea for comment.

Other national dishes that have been disputed include the ongoing debate between China and Vietnam over who created the spring roll, while Australia and New Zealand continue to battle over the origins of the pavlova.

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This rates high on the BS meter.

Trump aide to intelligence committee: ‘You’re the swamp’

Michael Caputo further links fake dossier, plot to Democratic Party operatives.

'In 2009, my wife and I moved to my hometown of East Aurora, New York to have a family. Making far less money back home, we had a far better quality of life. That is, until the Trump-Russia narrative took off. Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up.

'Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money – more than $125,000 - and making a visceral impact on my children.

'Now I must to move back to Washington, New York City, Miami or elsewhere, just so I can make enough money to pay off these legal bills. And I know I have you to thank for that.

'Here’s how I know: how many of you know Daniel Jones, former Senate Intelligence staffer for Senator Dianne Feinstein? Great guy, right? Most of you worked with him. One of you probably just talked to him this morning.

'Of course, very few of us in flyover country knew Daniel until recently. Now we know that he quit his job with your Senate committee not long ago to raise $50 million from ten rich Democrats to finance more work on the FusionGPS Russian dossier. The one the FBI used to get a FISA warrant and intimidate President Donald Trump, without anyone admitting -- until months after it was deployed -- that it was paid for by Hillary Clinton.

'In fact, good old Dan has been raising and spending millions to confirm the unconfirmable – and, of course, to keep all his old intel colleagues up-to-speed on what FusionGPS and British and Russian spies have found. Got to keep that Russia story in the news.

'Of course Dan’s in touch with you guys. We know from the news that he’s been briefing Senator Mark Warner, vice chairman of this committee. Which one of you works for Senator Warner? Please give Danny my best.

'I saw some of his handiwork just last month. Remember this lede paragraph, from McClatchy on April 13?

'The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

'That’s your pal Dan, isn’t it? He came up with some kind of hollow proof that Michael Cohen was in Prague meeting with Russians when he wasn’t. He tried to sell that to reporters, and they didn’t buy it because it doesn’t check out. So, to get a reporter to write up his line of bull, he gave the documents to the Office of Special Counsel.

'We know that’s likely, because he’s told people he’s briefing investigators.

'So, technically, the special counsel’s office has evidence. Your pal Dan gave them more of the Democrats’ dossier, funded by more Democrats, provided again by Russian and British spies. Information no reporter would write up, but now there’s an angle: the Special Counsel has it. Now it’s a story.

'It’s a clever but effective ruse. That’s a story, just like when reporter Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News wrote this gem on September 16, 2016:

'“…U.S. officials have since received intelligence reports that during that same three-day trip, Page met with Igor Sechin, a longtime Putin associate … a well-placed Western intelligence source tells Yahoo News. That meeting, if confirmed, is viewed as especially problematic by U.S. officials…”

'Dozens of stories were written from the Isikoff piece, doing real damage to the Trump campaign. Of course, now we know Isikoff’s reference to “intelligence reports” was just him renaming a dossier funded by Democrats and dug up by his longtime pal Glenn Simpson and some foreign spies. Once Simpson gave his Clinton campaign opposition research to the feds, it was news.

'This was especially true after Isikoff intentionally labeled the campaign materials as intelligence – just like McClatchy called Dan’s information “evidence.”

'But who is McClatchy’s second source? It couldn’t be Dan; he was the first source. It couldn’t be Simpson; he works for Dan. It can’t be the Mueller investigation; they kicked the McClatchy story to the curb with aplomb. So who could it be – perhaps one of his former Senate Intelligence colleagues? I mean, you’re all in this together. You’re the swamp.

'What America needs is an investigation of the investigators. I want to know who is paying for the spies’ work and coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump? I want to know who Dan Jones is talking to across the investigations – from the FBI, to the Southern District of New York, to the OSC, to the Department of Justice, to Congress.

'Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election.

'I want to know because God Damn you to Hell.'

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Former NYC Mayor Rudi Giuliani laid out the entire Democratic Party plot Wednesday night on Hannity, Fox News.

Here is a suggestion to those who support the president and oppose the Democratic Party’s plot against American ideals:

ATTACK and ATTACK and ATTACK! Caputo and Giuliani should have 30 minutes of national TV time to lay out proof of the Clinton-Obama criminal conspiracy.

Don’t give up. Resist the Resistance.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Russian police don’t mess around

Automatic weapons in armored car blast house, then “shooting robot” was sent in.

Police killed 11 terrorists in Dagestan region.

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Yeah, like I'm going to click on that

Message subject: "This is for what you did to me."

Because … No

Fashion pics at

Best comment: Fashion – “Where gay men try and make sexy curvy women look like pre-pubescent boys, because that’s their fantasy.”

Who got the idea that queer men know what women want to wear? Well, that happens only in the high-dollar markets. I have never been anywhere where women wore those things. Deplorable me.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Stupid of the year, so far

Tweet from a Twit handled “Virginia Heffernan.”

“When Obama left the White House in a helicopter that horrible day, I had the impression our true father was leaving & the nation was stuck with a stepfather who was going to rape us. Now I increasingly believe that the media is the mother who won’t stand up for us & defy him.”
12:45 PM - Apr 30, 2018

Really, really, really stupid. Four stupids.