Wednesday, October 31, 2018


My wife and I are going to another couple’s house tonight for Halloween. Five or so other married couples also will be there, all of us armed with suitable amounts of candy and such for tots, toddlers and teens.

The Halloween gathering has become an annual event for us retired folks. Our places of origin range from Texas to Massachusetts, with Missourians and even a Brooklynite and a New Jerseyian thrown in for balance.

I don’t know if our friends’ across-the-street harasser will make an appearance. The harasser oftentimes yells obscenities at our friends. Bad words. Misdemeanor words, except local law says as long as he remains on his own property, nothing can be done.

Huh. So he can call our friends (CENSORED) and (CENSORED) and even (CENSORED), but he has broken no law?

I mentioned to our friend, “If we were back in Texas, this would have been taken care of at the beginning.” I said, “And if this was your Massachusetts neighborhood, I know you knew a guy who would have set the man straight.”

My friend agreed. But, we’re in Florida, and the same rules don’t apply.

Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

The sky is falling!

Not really, but WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SAND!!

So says the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research.

Using all that sand “is a hidden ecological disaster,” says Dr. Aurora Torres, of the GCIBR.

Other than researchers of sand, no one else knows of the pending super-disaster because “we don’t want to know what goes on in building a house,” avers Kiran Pereira, of

So, humans need to build fewer houses, highways, buildings, airports and anything else that uses concrete.

One way to cut down on sand in concrete is to use plastic, says Dr. Richard Ball of Bath University. Using plastic in concrete will also lessen the amount of plastic sent to landfills, Ball says.

Just a guess, but it is extremely likely that those who want to use plastic in concrete manufacture also want to limit or end petroleum production.

Which religion might be offended?

Why, the one every government and company in Europe fears. Be nice to the Muslim and he will be nice to you. Give in to what he wants, because you don’t want to hurt his feelings. Or something.

“There will be a nativity scene in Bruges this year, but there will be no Christmas lights, which will provide space for winter lighting. The opposition wonders what is actually wrong with a Christmas market.  ‘Unbelievable and incomprehensible", responds Senator Pol Van Den Driessche (N-VA) . ‘From now on we can no longer speak of the 'Christmas market' in Bruges, but of the 'winter market'. This is not only a ridiculous decision, it also goes against our individuality. Bruges has a very beautiful and old tradition in terms of Christmas. Whether you are religious or not, it is part of our culture. I do not want to give in to this foolish form of 'tolerance'. "

Business person responds:  "With the name 'winter market' we want to be more neutral. We do not understand where the commotion comes from. It is already the second year that the name has changed. Let alone that we would have something against the Catholic Christmas,’ says Piet Vanderyse. According to the trade center, the main aim is to better promote the activities that have little to do with Christmas, such as the ice rink. The offer on the 'winter market' therefore remains completely unchanged and mainly focused on Christmas items. ‘It is simply an all-encompassing name. People certainly do not have to look for anything more ‘, says Vanderyse.” 

Linked from

Soon, all Christian holidays will be renamed, so as “not to offend” that other religion.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Two men get into a gun fight in Texas…

It wasn’t an old-fashioned draw-down shootout in the dusty street of a Texas town, but one of the men wound up dead.

One of the participants was armed with an AR-15 rifle and a .40-caliber pistol. The other man had a single-shot, bolt-action .22-caliber rifle.

“Kirkman is recorded as firing one shot from his single shot .22 caliber rifle. The shot struck Martinez in the chest, killing him.”

Martinez fired 15 shots from the AR-15 and 12 from the .40-caliber pistol.

From This Ain’t Hell:

The gunfight happened in the early morning hours of 17 August 2018. The location was 867 Bootlegger Lane in Yoakum, Texas.  Yoakum is a small town in Texas, about halfway between San Antonio and Houston.
There was “bad blood” between Dakota Wayne Kirkman, 19, and Manuel Martinez III, 36.  The men lived about 22 miles apart. Yoakum is in DeWitt County, Texas. Kirkman and his girlfriend lived in Hallettsville in Lavaca County, Texas.
Dakota did not want his live-in girlfriend to hang around Martinez and his wife. His girlfriend, Martinez, and Martinez’ wife were at Martinez’ house when Kirkman came to bring his girlfriend home.  Kirkman arrived in his truck. He had a singleshot .22 rifle and one cartridge, loaded in the chamber.
Kirkman and Martinez got into a verbal altercation. The Sheriff reported that alcohol was involved.
The altercation escalated into a gunfight. Cartridge cases found at the scene indicated that Martinez fired 15 shots from an AR15 type rifle and 12 shots from a .40 caliber pistol.
Most of the action seems to have happened while Kirkman was in or around his truck. 13 bullet holes were found in the truck. 11 of the bullet holes were from  .223 cartridges. Two of the bullet holes were from a .40 caliber pistol.
Kirkman is recorded as firing one shot from his single shot .22 caliber rifle. The shot struck Martinez in the chest, killing him.
Law enforcement was called at 2:43 a.m.  From
When law enforcement made it to the location, a man was found lying in the front yard with an apparent gunshot wound. The initial investigation indicated an ongoing tension between the deceased and the alleged shooter. The murder weapon was a .22 rifle.
DeWitt County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Peggy Mayer was called at 3:08 a.m. and later announced Martinez dead at the scene.
“This is a tragic loss of life, and our hearts go out to Martinez’s family,” DeWitt County Sheriff Carl Bowen said in a press release.
According to Bowen, there was an altercation and an exchange of gunfire between two men. Kirkman left the location on Bootlegger Lane with his girlfriend and ended up at their home at 32 Private Road 4006 in Hallettsville.
Kirkman was taken into custody without incident.

Dakota Kirkman was held at the DeWitt County jail for 55 days. Bail was set at $500,000.
On October 11, 2018, the grand jury found Kirkman to have been justified by reason of self-defense. From
Investigators documented 11 bullet holes made by a .223-caliber rifle and two from a .40-caliber pistol. An AR-15 and .40-caliber pistol were found near Martinez’s body along with 15 rifle and 12 pistol casings. One of the bullets passed through the truck’s frame near the driver’s seat belt fastener, said Lassmann, who added if Kirkman had not been crouching in his seat, he likely would have been shot.
“(Kirkman) must have been scared to death,” Lassmann said.
The number of bullets fired by Martinez stood in stark contrast to the single, fatal shot from Kirkman’s antique, bolt-action .22-caliber rifle. Additionally, evidence showed Kirkman went to the home on Bootlegger Lane with only a single round chambered in his rifle and no other ammo in his vehicle.
That contrast further emphasized the likelihood that Kirkman acted in self-defense, Lassmann said.

Lassman is the district attorney.

Sonya Timpone, the Cuero reporter needs to study up on law. She wrote: “The murder weapon was a .22 rifle.”

Ms. Timpone: Murder is a finding by a legally-seated jury, not a determination made by a newspaper reporter.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fly me to the moon on a tomahawk

‘Decolonization’ at colleges and universities.

“This is probably now the top hot-button issue at Canadian universities - the move to replace 'European-based knowledge' as exclusionary, inadequate and subjective, and to replace it in some cases with ‘indigenous knowledge,’ and even something called 'indigenous science'... what some might say is superstition or magical beliefs... The idea that ‘indigenous knowledge’ is not to be questioned, that it has value equal to supposedly 'European' science... is an incredibly worrisome and strange idea.’”

Decolonizing academia,

Well, as Roger Miller said, "You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd." Especially if your indigenous science hasn't yet developed the wheel.

Looking for news in all the wrong places

Reading and listening to the (stuff) that comes out of Washington, D.C., since President Trump was elected, if there is one reporter for ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC who does not have his/her head up his/her backside, I have yet to see or hear that reporter. Isn't it kind dark where those "journalists" look for news?

Sinead O’Connor? Doesn’t she share a body with Keith Richards?

Really. She’s still around? After slinging stuff all over Catholics and denying her Irish faith, does she believe anybody listens to her?

Sinead O’Connor is now a Muslim. Oh. So now she thinks people will listen to her. Apology. “Thinks” is the wrong word. “Hopes,” maybe, ”her addled mind leads her to believe…”

Last year she changed her name to “Magda Davitt.” That’s not close to an accepted Muslim name, so she now calls herself Shuhada Davitt. Okay.

As Laura Cat of The Voice of Europe says: “That is correct, the Irish singer has converted to Islam, as one does when they are an ageing former celebrity not having been in the news for anything meaningful for the last decade.
“Being over 50 and needing a way to remain relevant in the media, she donned a hijab and started posting photos and even a video of her singing the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer.
“Well, truth is, it was no worse than any of her previous ‘hits’, but she will be practicing it so as to not mispronounce things as she said she had. Personally, I wouldn’t know.”

Friday, October 26, 2018

October 1956

The Hungarian uprising was the main news story in October 1956. I was 10 years old. I remember news films of Soviet tanks on the streets of Budapest and Hungarians attacking the tanks with gasoline bombs. Citizens pulled down statues of Stalin. In one news film, young Hungarians lit gasoline bombs and threw the bottles onto Soviet tanks on the other side of a wooden fence. Erika Szeles’ photographs were on TV news and in newspapers. Then the Soviets came back, with artillery and more tanks than Hungarians could destroy with gasoline-filled bottles.

Hungary increasing its armed forces

“The former defense minister, István Simicskó, said that patriotic education, basic military knowledge and sports would play a vital role in recruiting volunteers and reaching youth.

Hungary has a long history of warriors and military forces. Such a history must be part of normal education in order for young men and women to have knowledge of why they should serve.

Adding to an Andy Griffith routine

Andy Griffith had a stand-up routine about going to a ballet. All I remember is this (paraphrased):

Now, one thing you have to remember in a ballet is, the men don’t like where the women are standing. No, no, they don’t, ‘cause they’re always picking up the women and moving them someplace else.

(I would add: And they never move the women in a straight line. Never. They’ll go sideways for a while and then take another angle, even move in circles like a cowboy in town on Saturday night. And sometimes, they’ll even hold the women waaay up in the air and look at ‘em, like they’re trying to make out if they’ve got the right one.)

A slight navigational error

Or, how to fly more than 10 hours in a U2 with nine hours' fuel.
Most readers probably know that between 1956 and 1960, the US conducted U2 overflights of the Soviet Union. Most also probably know that those overflights “ended” when Gary Powers’ ill-fated flight was shot down near Sverdlovsk on 1 May 1960.
Yes, the “ended” above is in quotations for a reason. While Powers’ flight was the last acknowledged intentional US overflight of Soviet territory by a U2, it was not the last such overflight. At least one other overflight occurred – and it occurred at perhaps the worst possible time in human history.
. . .
The week of Monday, 22 October 1962, should need no introduction to either regular TAH readers or those with a knowledge of Cold War history. That week was the public part of the Cuban Missile Crisis – e.g., the week the US and USSR very nearly played a “game” called Global Thermonuclear War.
During the Saturday of that week, Captain (later Vice Admiral) Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov of the Soviet Navy prevented another Soviet Naval officer from using a nuclear-armed torpedo against US warships. Also on that same day a U2 piloted by Maj. Rudy Anderson, USAF, was shot down while overflying Cuba on a recon mission, killing Maj. Anderson.
But at the same time that Maj. Anderson’s aircraft was downed, another U2 mission was underway. And it wasn’t over Cuba. Rather, it was 5,000+ miles to the northwest.
. . .
Even during the Cuban Missile Crisis, U2s were operating elsewhere in the world. The USSR had resumed atmospheric nuclear testing in 1961, at Novaya Zemlaya. So in October 1962 the US was regularly sending sampling missions over the Arctic to obtain fallout samples from those tests in an operation called “Project Star Dust II”.
The route of the mission scheduled for 27 October 1962 was simple. It was to take off from Eielson AFB, AK; fly north to the North Pole, obtaining fallout samples (if there were any); and return. The flight was a routine one, scheduled well in advance.
The execution wasn’t exactly as planned.
. . .
The pilot of the sampling flight in question was Capt. Charles Maultsby, USAF. He would have preferred to have been flying missions over Cuba, but his current assignment was flying missions over the Arctic.
Maultsby’s flight to the North Pole on 27 October 1962 went reasonably well. However, as he approached the North Pole he had to determine the correct south heading for his return (all directions from the North Pole are by definition south, but obviously most headings won’t result in a return to Eielson AFB).
Further: at high northern latitudes, a compass isn’t particularly useful. So on such missions the U2 pilot had to use celestial navigation – e.g., star sightings via sextant. And as Maultsby made his early-morning (Alaska time) approach to the North Pole, the aurora was particularly strong.
To make a long story short: Maultsby’s navigation was off. Instead of returning to Alaska, he flew west of Wrangel Island and ended up over far eastern Siberia’s Chukot Peninsula.
SAC HQ was monitoring Maultsby’s flight. For whatever reason, the Soviets were not using strong encryption on their Siberian Air Defense network. The US had discovered this – and unknown to the Soviets the US was monitoring that network in virtually real time. But this fact was, obviously, a critically important secret. Radioing Maultsby a message to the effect that, “Um, guy, you are currently over the Soviet Union; turn due east” would disclose that secret – and was simply not going to happen.
A second complicating factor was the fact that USAF procedures of the day mandated a change in ordnance on frontline US air defense interceptors when the US went to DEFCON 3. Specifically, the F-102’s based in Alaska at that point changed from conventional air-to-air missiles to ones having small nuclear warheads.
Earlier during the week, we’d gone to DEFCON 3 – then DEFCON 2. So our Alaska-based interceptor aircraft were now armed with air-to-air missiles having nuclear warheads.
The USSR wasn’t exactly thrilled at the fact that another US U-2 was flying over Soviet territory. They scrambled interceptors from two Siberian airfields on the Chukot Penisula – airfields near the towns of Pevek and Anadyr – in an unsuccessful attempt to intercept Maultsby’s U-2. In response, the US launched F-102s from the former Galena AFB in Alaska in the event Maultsby required air support during his return.
. . .
After penetrating some distance into eastern Siberia, Maultsby determined he was likely over the USSR. He was able to contact one of his mission’s support/search and rescue aircraft via radio; they advised Maultsby that it was sunrise over central Alaska and asked him if he could see the sunrise. Since he could not (Maultsby was several hundred miles west at the time), this information confirmed that he was indeed over the USSR and needed to head east. He did so.
One problem: by this time, Maultsby no longer had enough fuel to reach Alaska under his own power. He’d taken off with 9 hours 40 minutes of fuel; his flight, now a substantially longer one, would take in excess of 10 hours. However, the U2 glides well – up to 250 miles when starting at high altitude. So with about 12 minutes fuel remaining, Maultsby cut his engines and glided until he was met by two US F-102s from Galena AFB over extreme western Alaska. They suggested to him a landing at a USAF radar station near Kotzebue (about 150 miles NNE of Nome).
Maultsby successfully landed there. After being assisted from his cockpit by one of the radar site’s crew, to paraphrase the late Frank Zappa he then emulated the famous Huskies and immediately “made a bunch of yellow snow”. No word on whether he used the opportunity to write his initials – or his name – in said snow. (smile)
Maultsby’s U2 flight was the longest duration U2 flight on record at the time. He’d flown for 10 hours and 25 minutes – on 9 hours 40 minutes worth of fuel. He’d also inadvertently overflown several hundred miles of Soviet territory, including flying within intercept range of two Soviet air bases. Only the fact that he was at a much higher altitude than Soviet interceptors of the day could reach saved him. (The fact that the Soviets had indeed twice tried to intercept him during his inadvertent Soviet overflight wasn’t made known to Maultsby until well after he’d landed.)
Maultsby was not disciplined by the USAF for the mission gone awry. However, at least one other account of his flight (besides the ones linked below) exists and indicates he was never again allowed to fly polar sampling missions.
Maultsby later flew 200+ combat missions in Vietnam, retiring from the USAF as a Colonel in the late 1970s. He passed away on 14 August 1998 in Tucson, AZ.
. . .
An account of Maultsby’s 27 October 1962 mission can be found in Michael Dobbs’ excellent book about the Cuban Missile Crisis One Minute to Midnight in chapters 8, 9, and 11. These can be found online herehere, and here. (Later chapters also give post-flight details, including an account of Maultsby’s personal briefing to the CINCSAC – Gen. Thomas Power – afterwards.) The graphic accompanying this article is from that source.
A shorter account of Maultsby’s flight can also be found on the National Security Archive website here. Both of these accounts provide additional background and/or details not discussed above.
As of 2008, the official USAF investigation into Maultsby’s flight remained classified. To my knowledge, it remains classified today and has never been released to the public. The information Dobbs used to prepare the graphic in his book was found in State Department files in the National Archives during his research for the book. An image of the map of Maultsby’s flight Dobbs found in the National Archives can be seen here.
However, the official USAF history Maultsby’s unit (the 4080th Strategic Wing) for October 1962 has been released to the public in redacted form. It refers to Maultsby’s flight as having been “100 per cent successful”.
I guess the official history is correct, technically speaking. Presumably “100 per cent successful” in this context means that Maultsby’s flight returned with samples usable by Project Star Dust II. The fact that the flight also involved an unauthorized overflight of the USSR on the absolute worst day of the Cuban Missile Crisis and could easily have sparked World War III is merely an “irrelevant minor detail”. (smile)
FWIW: tomorrow will be the 56th anniversary of Maultsby’s Soviet overflight. Rest in peace, Colonel Maultsby.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Low Danube reveals bombs, car, gold coins

“Gold coins and old weapons have been found in the Danube near Érd as the water level of the river has continued to drop to record lows. The treasures were shown to the public yesterday.
“As we reported earlier, water levels at several points along the Danube River, including in Budapest, have hit record lows. The low levels brought several lost items to the surface: in Budafok a whole car emerged from the water, followed by shipwrecks and two half-ton American bombs.
“Now, the Ferenczy Museum Center from Szentendre has invited people to Érd to view the sensational treasures found by archaeologists due to the water level. According to the spokespersons, gold coins and special, old weapons came to the surface and were displayed by museum staff yesterday afternoon."

Shoplifter** has message for police

“Suck a pink cow udder.”

The story, in all its Arkansasness:

PINE BLUFF (KATV) — An Arkansas woman dressed as a cow had beef with a Pine Bluff police officer after being arrested on a shoplifting charge Tuesday (Oct. 16) afternoon, our CNN affiliate in Little Rock KATV reports.

27-year-old Ashley Curry was caught on surveillance camera trying to steal a package of Flonase from a Pine Bluff Walmart, KATV says. An officer watched her as she decided to take off, dressed in a cow costume with pink udders, with the allergy spray.

After Curry was detained and was being searched by officers, she allegedly “stuck out her stomach area and told me I could ‘suck a pink cow udder,'” one of the arresting officers said.

The officers did not take Curry up on her offer, and she was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest, KATV said.

Curry was transported to the Jefferson County Jail in Pine Bluff, sporting a different type of black-and-white outfit, and was released on a $1,520 bail shortly after, KATV reports.

Her cow-maflage didn’t work.

** Yeah, I know. PC writing would have "Alleged shiplifter."

Friday, October 19, 2018

Nike t-shirts required for mug shots in Union County Arkansas

“According to the Daily Mail a small-town Arkansas law enforcement officer appears to have decided to make his own political statement using Nike gear as a vehicle. Union County Sheriff Ricky Roberts who, in a generous and culturally sensitive move to dress his inmates in the height of athletic fashion, has clad his criminals in the famous Swoosh for their mugshots in what some have claimed is a reaction to Nike recently picking NFLer and far-Left activist Colin Kaepernick as their spokesperson. Of course, this most excellent example of apparent trolling has earned Sheriff Roberts the attention of the Butthurt Brigade.

Sheriff says the people being booked didn’t have anything else to wear.

I never heard of “activist” Shaun King. Why is an obvious asshole called an “activist”? And the sheriff…He got hit on social media and he backed down. Come on, Sheriff Roberts! Remember where you are.

‘Daddy, I’ve found a sword!’

Saga Vanecek tells of finding 1,500-year-old sword in lake.

“I waded into the water and it was very soft on my skin and refreshing, a little bit cool but not too cold. It was a nice feeling because the sun was shining and I was very hot. Daddy was begging me to rush so he could watch the World Cup final, but I like to take my time about things so I ignored him.

“I was crawling along the bottom of the lake on my arms and knees, looking for stones to skim, when my hand and knee felt something long and hard buried in the clay and sand. I pulled it out and saw that it was different from the sticks or rocks I usually find. One end had a point, and the other had a handle, so I pointed it up to the sky, put my other hand on my hip and called out, ‘Daddy, I’ve found a sword!’

“I felt like a warrior, but Daddy said I looked like Pippi Longstocking. The sword felt rough and hard, and I got some sticky, icky brown rust on my hands. It started to bend and Daddy splashed up to me, and said I should let him hold it. It was my sword and now he was taking it away! I gave it to him in the end.

“I ran to my mamma and my mormor – my grandma – and some other relatives who were all sitting outside having fika, which is Swedish for having a sit-down with coffee and cookies. I was yelling, ‘I found a sword, I found a sword!’ Daddy went to show it to our neighbours, whose family has lived in the village for more than 100 years, and they said it looked like a Viking sword. Daddy didn’t get to watch the football in the end.

“When he showed it to an archaeologist, she said she had goosebumps and that it was at least 1,000 years old. Actually, they now think it’s 1,500 years old – from before the Vikings. She called it ‘sensational’ and said nothing like this had ever been found in Scandinavia before, and that maybe I had found it because of the low water levels. She made me promise not to tell anyone because she and other archaeologists wanted to see if there was anything else buried in the lake; they didn’t want anyone else to come and take the treasures.

“People on the internet are saying I am the queen of Sweden, because in the legend of King Arthur, he was given a sword by a lady in a lake, and that meant he would become king. I am not a lady – I’m only eight – but it’s true I found a sword in the lake. I wouldn’t mind being queen for a day, but when I grow up I want to be a vet. Or an actor in Paris.

“Now, whenever I go swimming in the lake, I will be looking to see what I can find. It feels like that lake might be a little bit magic. On that day I felt a little bit magic, too.”

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Non-UN-member to head UN bloc of ‘developing countries’

How can a non-country, non-UN member head an official UN group?

Easy. The non-country is Palestine, and 146 anti-Israel UN members said the appointment was OK.

“Palestine’s delegates will be able co-sponsor proposals and amendments, make statements, and raise procedural motions.  They will have these extra rights for the duration of its chairmanship of the Group of 77, the largest bloc of developing nations at the UN. The Palestinians will assume the bloc’s presidency on January 1, 2019, and hold it for one year.

Let’s face it. Most UN countries want two things: money and measures to throw sand into the faces of the United States and Israel. Most UN ambassadors and staffs are thieves, who accept bribes and kickbacks. The US and Israel are pretty much honest in dealing with other countries. If you are the honest council member in a crime-ridden town, you will be outnumbered in votes.

American families refute French president

Emmanuel Marcon says educated women don’t have lots of children. American moms say, “Now hold on just a minute.”

Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, assistant professor of social research and economic thought at the Catholic University of America, has eight children. She said:

“When I saw [Macron’s] quotation, my first thought was, ‘Hey, wait a second, I exist, and I know lots of people like me that exist,’” Pakaluk, who received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her doctorate at Harvard University, told The Daily Signal in an interview.
Lots of family photos to prove point. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

U.S. returns to top spot as ‘most competitive’

Last time we were in 1st Place was 2008. Then we dropped off until 2017. So what happened in 2008? Who was president? And, gee, who was president in 2017?

Link at

Here is what Makes American Great: Confidence.

Under a Progressive/Democratic government, you don’t get confidence. You get victims. You get people with the “Where’s my stuff?” attitude. You get “I deserve that!” You get, “But I want that!” None of those inspires confidence.

President Obama and the Never President H. Clinton said they intended to take your money. President Trump wants everybody to make and keep money.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Sweden to expel 6-year-old Ukrainian orphan

9,000 Afghans not affected by decision.

"Today, Denis lives with his maternal grandparents who came to Sweden six years ago. They have, in turn, applied to adopt him, but the Migration Agency remains committed to its decision to expel Denis.
“'It will be orphanage. He has no family over there', says Midia Soufi, Denis’ legal guardian. She argues that Denis is in an extremely vulnerable situation with one dead parent and one who has renounced custody through a Ukrainian court."

Bureaucrats stole money??

“Internal checks did not function well enough, security weaknesses were present in IT systems, and requirements for satisfactory and reliable administration were not fulfilled, according to the reports reviewed by Altinget.

Or: The concept of paying tax money to various organizations is in keeping with Danish democracy, but we had the wrong in-house checks against possible fraud and theft, and the wrong people in charge. Other than that, the system worked just fine.

 You know, as in socialism hasn't worked because the wrong people were in charge.

Monday, October 15, 2018

‘More than 100 people…demonstrate’


I’m not making fun of demonstrators in Hungary, but a turnout of 100…All the talk from the alleged anti-Orban socialists and communists, and they get 100 people?

The story:

"Over 100 people gathered on Saturday in Budapest’s Szabadság square to demonstrate against nationalism and for European unity. 

"Addressing the crowd carrying EU flags, journalist Ferenc Gerlóczy said that sister demonstrations were being held simultaneously in over forty European cities in 13 countries from Belarus to Portugal. 

"Standing up for democratic values and against nationalism is important in all of Europe but even more so in central Europe, Eszter Nagy of the Hungarian branch of the Union of European Federalists said. 

"For a relatively small country such as Hungary, a strong and united EU is the best way to represent its interests, she said."

I'd say "a strong and united EU" is secondary to Hungary's interests, and for every other European country, except for France and Germany, both of which are determined to take back the power and authority both used for centuries against others.

Smart police officer

Police call to dispatch.

PATROL OFFICER: “I have an interesting case here. A woman shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped.”

DISPATCH: “Have you arrested the woman?”

OFFICER: “Not yet. The floor’s still wet.”

Welcome to Portland, Oregon

City of flowers, a Democratic administration, and a mayor who tells police to stand aside and let the kids be kids.

Take the Antifa crowd to the half-way point of the Oregon Trail and drop them off.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Meanwhile, in Nordicstan

Swedes will not see the annual “Oh Holy Night” this year, and possibly never again, if the country’s integrationists have their way.

“Sweden’s, and perhaps the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert “Oh Holy Night”, which traditionally airs on Swedish national TV on Christmas Eve each year, has been cancelled, SVT news reports.

Swedes will, however, continue to receive a big dose of Muslim holiday propaganda, even as traditional celebrations are cut.

“Replacing Lucia, who according to the ancient Swedish Pagan Yule tradition always has been a long haired, blonde, beautiful woman, with a black boy.
“Putting a woman in a hijab on the annual Advent/Christmas calendar.
“Cancelling the traditional student choirs’ appearance on TV at Valborg (Swedish Pagan spring celebration).
“Principals forbidding students to wave the Swedish flag on graduation day.
“Prayer for diversity at National Day celebration events.
“Left-wing Swedes promoting the idea that Sweden’s National Day should not be celebrated, on TV and in national papers.
“At the same time Muslim culture and traditions are intensely promoted:
“On Midsummer’s Day (Sweden’s most important and traditional holiday) TV4 decided to let a woman in a hijab teach the Swedes how to cook kebab properly.
“Ramadan is celebrated with public events in several Swedish cities as well as on TV.
“Authorities are allowing Islamic call to prayer (at 110 dB), and at the same time forbidding Christian churches to ring their bells.
“Sadly, this is not unique for Sweden. Similar things have occurred, and continue to occur all over Western Europe.
“In order to save ourselves we need to start speaking up, and to stop accepting the destruction of our culture, counties and continent NOW. In a few years it will be too late.”

Corporate planning

My wife and my daughter are in a Midwestern state that is currently being covered with snow. They are on a floor above one. Early this morning, electricity went out. No elevators. Walk down several flights of stairs. Exit doors are electric. They won’t open. So, in the middle of a snow storm, hotel management decided, “Prop open the doors.” My wife said, “The lobby is cold.” Here, the temperature is 90 degrees at 4:20 p.m. Sometimes, Florida is great.

Trump’s world is our world

“In Trump’s world, it’s all about the fight and your fighting spirit. It’s all about your ability to bare-knuckle brawl. Winning isn’t about brains or IQ. It isn’t about brilliant ideas or unique strategy. Winning is all about being a relentless fighter. Being a bulldog. Being a bull in a china shop. It’s about fighting spirit. It’s about believing in yourself and your goals. It’s about fighting so hard, so passionately, you never let go until victory is achieved.

You have a cause, fight for it.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Top this, Democratic Socialists

John James is the Michigan Republican Party candidate for the U.S. Senate.

“Michigan's Republican Senate candidate John James launched a rhetorical nuclear attack on far-left partisanship on Wednesday. James did so with this tweet response to Michigan liberal activist Abdul El-Sayed (a Bernie Sanders-type candidate who lost the state's gubernatorial primary). 
“I'm a West Point grad & Iraq vet w/ 2 masters
“My dad: Vietnam vet & entrepreneur
“His dad: mason
“His dad: sharecropper
“His dad: slave.
“Mooching? My family never asked for free stuff, just a fair shot. We can't allow the American Dream to be crushed by you, @Stabenow & Socialism
— John James (@JohnJamesMI) October 9, 2018

I don’t know of any candidate who can match James’ successes and background.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Student senate member says she received death threats

Ohio State campus police agree, add, she “placed the threats herself prior to reporting them.”

Senate president gives a “Whaat?” comment:

“’We are still processing and encouraging our members to take time to heal and utilize campus support resources right now,’ Student Senate President Maddie Sloat said in a statement.

Here’s a reality: Only Democratic/Progressive/Socialists “take time to heal” when somebody lies about something.

The young woman was not smart enough to know she left trails and trails of evidence. Way to go, Ohio State.

Cross taken down on Lesbos

“(A) group claiming to promote intercultural coexistence argued that the cross could be perceived as offensive to the predominantly Muslim boat migrants.

Isn't it strange that the people who claim to "promote intercultural coexistence" always want us, whose civilization has developed over thousands of years, to change our ways for those who want to reverse everyone else's civilization? We live in the 21st century; they want the world to regress to the 7th century.

Coal will destroy world! Australia: Coal for sale

Can we quit coal in time? IPCC warns world has just 12 years to avoid climate change catastrophe

The Signal
By Angela Lavoipierre and Stephen Smiley
Australia has more than 21 coal-fired power stations in operation, and still relies heavily on coal for electricity.
There are no new coal-fired power stations currently being built in Australia, but Energy Market Analyst Tim Buckley has told The Signal 80 per cent of Australia’s coal is exported.
He said he believes it’s entirely possible, [but] it’s entirely improbable” that Australia will manage to wean itself off coal by 2050, if the current policy settings remain.
Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines are all planning to build new power plants.

Tim Buckley said if all those plans come to pass, the rest of the world’s cuts won’t be enough to compensate for that increase.
Therefore we have to assume that the world is going to go off the climate cliff.

Link at maggiesfarm.