Monday, January 31, 2022

Orca feast on blue whales

Most of the attackers were female.

From Gizmodo

“After approximately 20 min of continuous attacks by the killer whales, the blue whale slowed and began swimming in a circle with a radius of about 200 m [656 feet]. By 09:20, large chunks of skin and blubber had been stripped off the whale’s flanks behind the dorsal fin; it was bleeding profusely and appeared to be weakening as it continued to reduce its swim speed. A few minutes later, three adult female killer whales lined up, side-by-side, perpendicular to the blue whale, and rammed headlong in its flank, pushing it through the water and then forcing it under. At the same time, two other killer whales were attacking the blue whale’s head, and its forward movement stopped. Moments later, at approximately 09:30, while it was still alive, an adult female killer whale put its head inside the blue whale’s mouth and began feeding on its tongue.

https://gizmodo.com/horrific-observations-confirm-that-orcas-feed-on-blue-w-1848442007

Link at Maggie’s Farm.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Shout it from the prayer towers

“The fact is that American men are being feminized by their teachers, by the people who produce advertising, by their politicians who are too cowardly and craven to push back against the post-modern nonsense that sex/gender is a social construct, and a society that has prioritized pleasure and entertainment at the expense of those traditional masculine attributes like self-reliance, caring for those who cannot care for themselves, and a dozen other things that are mocked and minimized by the enemies of tradition, and of America.

‘The Feminization Of America,’ ace.mu.nu

For a few dozen years now it has been possible that boy students from pre-school through high school graduation will not have a man as a teacher, nor will those boys see men in leadership roles in school. The push to get more women in teaching and school leadership was successful beyond anyone’s imagination.

And for this, he was fired

 “At the risk of losing a job that I love very much… Black lives matter? White lives matter? All lives matter? How about… Good lives matter… most. The notions of good and bad are being undermined by the superficial colors of black and white. Rodney King was not a particularly good man. From what I have read, George Floyd was also not a particularly good man. Certainly, Derek Chauvin is not a very good man either. Their skin color doesn’t matter.

“It’s not about black and white. It’s about good and bad. That’s what matters and that’s what we should hold up as our ideals. The deification of people based on the color of their skin is extremely flawed and does not lead us to a better society. Holding people accountable for being better human beings… does.”

Bob Kuczewski, fired by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies for refusal to sign a “confession” of wrong-doing.

https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2022/01/28/would-galileo-be-good-enough-for-woke-america/

Link at Maggie’s Farm.

 

 

They came by longboat, perhaps?

English singer/songwriter James Blunt spent six years in the British Army. Wikipedia notes, “The family has a long history of military service, dating back to the 10th-century arrival of their Danish ancestors in England.

10th century? Danish? Aren’t those early arrivals known as Vikings?

 

  

From Valor Guardians

 


Saturday, January 29, 2022

‘Russia truckers!’ CBC alleges

From RT News

“A cross-country convoy of truckers that has jammed the streets of Canada’s capital in protest against Covid-19 vaccine mandates might seem like grass-roots pushback against government overreach, but broadcaster CBC Television has offered a more sinister explanation: Russia did it.

“Speaking in an interview on Friday with Canada’s public safety minister, Marco Mendicino, CBC host Nil Koksal suggested that possible Kremlin meddlers might have brought about the massive ‘Freedom Convoy.’ Given Canada’s support of Ukraine in this current crisis with Russia, I don’t know if it’s far-fetched to ask, but there is concern that Russian actors could be continuing to fuel things as this protest grows, but perhaps even instigating it from the outset,’ she said.

 

“Koksal didn’t offer any evidence to back up the theory or say who has raised such concern.

https://www.rt.com/russia/547752-cbc-canada-trucker-protest-conspiracy/

 

“Russian Fund of purchasing Alaska from the USA”

 

At englishrussia dot com

Vietnam, USAID sign pact to fight climate change

From VnExpress

“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday to bolster Vietnam's climate change response.

"USAID’s collaboration with the ministry will focus on air quality management, integrated water resource management and water security, conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, ocean plastic, solid waste management and recycling, and reduction of emissions responsible for climate change.

"’The MOU will help facilitate the effective collaboration between USAID and the ministry on climate change and environmental pollution and take us one step closer to bringing greater environmental awareness and change for Vietnam’s citizens and economy,’ USAID’s Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock said at the signing ceremony in Hanoi.”

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-usaid-ink-broad-spectrum-pact-to-fight-climate-change-4422306.html 

Friday, January 28, 2022

Things that do not go together

Tracked vehicles and commo wire.

Tracked vehicles and concertina wire.

Tracked vehicles and icy roads. (If you have never seen a tracked vehicle on an iced highway -- The driver has no control. None. The vehicle is going to go where it will, and the driver cannot stop it.)


You wonder why Germany wants to sit this one out?

Ukraine is important because we need to protect NATO members who buy all their energy from Russia from Russian aggression in Ukraine that’s funded by NATO members buying all their energy from Russia.

https://westernrifleshooters.us/2022/01/26/chat-on-current-affairs-26jan22/

 

Mohawk takes down Fresco

From avgeekery

The MiG struck first.

As Ken Lee tells it, “When I felt the hits on the aircraft I told my wingman to break south as there was no point in both of us getting shot down. I was still a bit jumpy in that area- I didn’t want another .51 caliber round in my side, so I started a right turn to put some distance between me and the AAA batteries in the valley. I looked out the right side of the airplane to clear my turn and then just as I began the turn the MiG flew past me. I had only 170 knots of airspeed as we were heavy.”

Ken continues, “At first I thought the MiG might have been an Aussie F-86 (RAAF CA-27 Sabres were based out of Ubon in those days) but then I saw the red star on his tail. When he passed me he just about lined himself up. He just happened to be right on my targeting pipper, so I have to say there was no great skill involved in leading him or anything. I just started shooting.”

While his right-seater deposited the contents of his stomach in his helmet bag, Lee fired most of his 38 rockets at the MiG in several four-shot salvos, believing he hit it with four of them. He also claimed to have hit the Fresco with approximately 100 rounds from the .50 caliber gun pods, observing tracer fire light up the MiG’s fuselage. After the attack the two aircraft lost sight of each other in a cloud bank but by then the MiG was well ablaze and although Lee did not see the stricken MiG impact the ground he was confident that it had gone in, having last seen the Fresco entering a valley he knew was boxed in by the weather.

When the two Mohawks returned to Phu Bai Air Base, an expectant Captain Lee found quite a few 23 millimeter holes in his aircraft from the MiG. He had a few rockets and a few .50 cal rounds left. Because the Army wanted to avoid any issues the Air Force might have had with a Mohawk or any other Army aircraft shooting down a MiG, Lee and his wingman were ordered to keep his victory quiet. In truth he didn’t really know for certain he had shot the MiG down. Either way Ken never received either credit for the MiG or any kind of recognition- from the Army anyway.

https://avgeekery.com/avgeekery-exclusive-mig-killing-army-ov-1-mohawk-pilot-ken-lee/?fbclid=IwAR2kEfESHt115ZwqbvQvCNmacaVkMg1BvqdK_aq7PUqPXM1_hc4Gi0zQ1j0 

Biden to name Tubman to Supreme Court

By Guido Immelman

Yippy Day News

White House sources say President Joe Biden will nominate former slave Harriet Tubman to the United States Supreme Court, replacing long-time Justice Stephen Breyer.

Biden had previously announced he would appoint a black woman to the court, in keeping with his 2024 election slogan of “Diversity, Diversity, Diversity.”

Breyer, 83, said he will resign “when my replacement is confirmed.” Tubman, who will be 200 years old in March, was previously considered front-runner to replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The possibility of the Maryland-born abolitionist becoming the first black woman whose likeness appeared on U.S. currency, came to naught when no such order came from several presidents, including Barrack H. Obama, the country’s first black president.

Biden said he remembered Tubman’s visit to his home state of Delaware in the early 1950s.

“I was only a teenager,” Biden told sources. “Maybe 15 or 10 years old, maybe it was 9, right after I got out of jail, I was released from prison, they arrested me, you know, during a civil rights demonstration for, you know, marching without a permit and this black family had, nobody wanted to sell them a house, but there was a, a walking thing, through downtown, past a Five and Dime store I used to buy the, the things in. Candy, that’s what it was, and she, Henrietta, came through town. I don’t remember if she bought me any candy. I did get her autograph, though. It’s on a piece of paper somewhere. Jill, where is that piece of paper?”

Sources say Biden based his coming nomination of Tubman on approved Democratic Party guidelines.

“She -- Helen Tatum was, used to be a slave, so I guess that means she was black, and she said she was, she identified as a woman, so I guess that means she was female.”

(c) Bob Merriman, Jan. 28, 2022

Experience, old age, whatever

 A young man has a fire hose.

An old man has a spray nozzle.

After a couple of mishaps, you will sit down.

TMI, maybe. But that's the way it is.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

US Republicans schedule March rally in Budapest

From Daily News Hungary

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), a rallying event of the US Republican party, will be held in Budapest’s Varkert Bazar on March 25-26, with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán as a keynote speaker, the Alapjogokért Központ think-tank said on Wednesday.  

The event’s headline topics will include “God, homeland, family … expressing the set of values currently under a comprehensive attack in the West,” Miklós Szánthó said.  

Hundreds of participants from several countries, including Santiago Abascal Conde, the head of the Spanish right-wing VOX party, and Eduardo Bolsonaro, the son of Brasilian President Jair Bolsonaro, are planning to attend.

US senators and house representatives, “prominent members of [US] intelligentsia, heads of European research institutes and journalists” have also been invited, he said.   CPAC has been organised in the US since 1974, and has drawn the most prominent conservatives, including incumbent presidents, over the years, Szánthó noted.

Source: dailynewshungary.com https://dailynewshungary.com/us-republicans-to-have-a-rallying-event-in-budapest-in-march/

Yeah, about the Enzo you left for repair?

$3.4 million Ferrari, mechanic doing test drive, slick street, tree stump.

https://nypost.com/2022/01/21/mechanic-totals-3-4m-ferrari-on-test-drive/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

Link at Knuckledraggin.

 

  

All my pickups

 


From Knuckledraggin

 


Interesting: China satellite apparently acts as a tug to move and possibly perform maintenance on other satellites

From Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: China’s SJ-21 satellite now “appears to be functioning as a space tug,” pulling a dead CompassG2, or Beidou, navigation satellite out of the way of other satellites operating in the heavily populated Geosynchronous Orbit, according to a new analysis by commercial space monitoring firm ExoAnalytic Solutions.

https://breakingdefense.com/2022/01/chinas-sj-21-tugs-dead-satellite-out-of-geo-belt-trackers/?utm_campaign=Breaking%20News&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=202092810&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_hR9iCvEBoffox6wJzJ2inKRduVjvmK7v4CGXBfw8EPKlGiEQr-EMXc1UTuNL9bN2eNDdPC993TEKEAcV68JTfqRbVfA&utm_content=202092810&utm_source=hs_email

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Princeton ballet club wants to ‘decolonize’ dance

From Maggie’s Farm

Statement: “Ballet is rooted in white supremacy and perfectionism. We are all entering this space with a mindset that what we see as perfect is a white standard. Unlearning that will be difficult but rewarding. Before we begin detailing our action plan, we want to acknowledge that our leadership and those who composed this plan are all white.

“Firstly we would like to add land acknowledgement to our shows, in addition to historical context in our programs. We rarely shed light on the problematic history of our art form, and want to bring it to the forefront of our performances.

“We aim to decolonize our practice of ballet, even as ballet remains an imperialist, colonialist, and white supremacist art form. We realize our distinct freedoms as a college run dance group, which is that we do not report back to any sort of board or funding programs that would restrict our choices. In selecting new members and cultivating our style, we want to centralize artistry instead of technique, in the hopes of maintaining our core purpose as a ballet company but doing away with some of the stringent and exclusive standards that pervade the art form. As this is particularly important during auditions, we will be prefacing audition discussions with a frank recognition and repudiation of our own biases.”

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2022/01/woke-ballet-at-princeton-part-one.php

Hey, ballet people, ain’t nobody making you get on stage and dance. Your choice. You want to “decolonize” dances written by dead white dudes, stop performing.

Damn, but I am tired of rich white people who have nothing else to do but tell the rest of us how sorry they are for having money and influence. Know what? No one stops them from giving it away.

 

The people Biden’s handlers want in charge

“China’s Foreign Ministry on Americans’ Second Amendment Rights: ‘That’s the freedom the US advocates – mean freedom to shoot other people.’”

https://gunfreezone.net/the-ccp-is-going-after-your-gun-rights/

 

 

Man denied heart transplant because he is not vaccinated

 This one doesn't need a link; the story is all over the news. 

The place I first read it: https://gunfreezone.net/occupy-democrats-cheer-on-the-death-of-an-untermensch-from-heart-failure/

GFZ notes: "That Occupy Democrats Tweet has over 10,000 likes."

When Democratic Liberal Progressives open the camps, likely they'll have to seize thousands of railroad freight cars for transport of those who just said "No." Or maybe they will seize and modify tens of thousands of trucks and trailers from shipping companies. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

'Biden administration mounts daring mission to evacuate Hunter’s remaining cash from Ukraine'

“UKRAINE—As Russian troops assemble at Ukraine’s border ahead of a possible land invasion, President Biden has taken swift action by deploying an elite seal team to evacuate his son Hunter’s money.

 
“’At my direction, military operatives infiltrated a bank to evacuate my son’s stash of sweet, sweet Burisma cash before Russia murdered everyone. I didn’t want to risk that money falling into the wrong hands,’ said Biden in a statement to congress. ‘Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to evacuate Americans from the country because I put all our resources on this operation. But make no mistake, we will leave no dollar behind.’”
 
“The four-man squad was dropped into ally territory by a Black Hawk helicopter outfitted for stealth missions. Once on the ground, they covertly asked for directions to the nearest bank and shared an Uber to make the 4-mile journey.
 
“Bank security footage depicts the squad calmly entering the bank and asking for the manager. The squad then assembled in a tiny cubicle to discuss closing the account. In the end, the soldiers strategically left the building with a giant cargo net filled with millions of U.S. dollars.

But wait! There’s more!

https://www.floppingaces.net/most-wanted/biden-administration-mounts-daring-mission-to-evacuate-hunters-remaining-cash-from-ukraine/

 

 

 

She stopped to help the monkeys?

From Gun Free Zone and Daily Mail

‘Driver who stopped to help when truck carrying 100 lab monkeys crashed in Pennsylvania and put her hand in one of the cages says she now has a cough and pink eye after one of the macaques HISSED in her face’

She put her hand in one of the cages to do what? Pet the angry and frightened monkeys?

Note to everybody: Monkeys don’t need your help. Haven’t you seen enough wildlife videos to realize there is a reason some animals are designated “wild” and are kept in cages? 

https://gunfreezone.net/ive-seen-this-movie-before-2/

Monday, January 24, 2022

Yesterday was the birth day of John Moses Browning

 He gifted us all with presents, but mostly the 1911.

1) In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, “Thou shalt not muck with my disciple John’s design for it is good and it workith. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.”

More at https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=122179


Eureka!

My wife found instructions in English at the bottom of the COVID box, below the testing equipment and the Spanish instructions. We both took the test.

Yea! Yea!

Both positive!

That means we are now patriotic Americans, doing our part in furthering President Biden's Kung Flu-producing Chinese Communist Party!

Non-snarky: I now have to remind myself that a positive determination makes COVID no more powerful than it was yesterday. My wife and I are taking cold stuff and flu stuff, just as we have for the past week or more.

We both were vaccinated.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Just read the instructions

 My wife bought two COVID tests last night at CVS drug store.

The box read "Made in China."

The instructions were in Spanish. 

Seventy-three years later

Earth Abides

One generation passes away, and another generation comes; But the earth abides forever.” – Ecclesiastes 1:4.

What with the country still recovering from the worst assault on democracy since the War of 1812, or as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed, the greatest disaster since Pearl Harbor, I am reading Earth Abides for the third or fourth time.

Earth Abides was first printed in 1949. That was a good time for a post-apocalyptic novel, with World War II and its 80 million dead still part of Earth psyche and Winston Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech only three years old. In the novel, a plague of some sort kills more than 99.99 percent of the people on Earth. Isherwood Williams, a graduate student at Berkeley, survives, as do a couple dozen other people in the area.

There must have been then a sense of fear that another war was possible, although it is quite possible that people shoved that idea into a closet down the hall in the brain, because surely mankind had learned dangers of … of dangerous things and people and ideas and would not let those loose, but keep them confined, perhaps through the United Nations, or maybe the United States would (a) as the only powerful and wealthy nation on Earth, tell everybody else, “Sit down and shut up,” or; (b) the people of the United States would stay home and go to work every day and build things and buy things and have kids. Or, maybe people just sighed a big sigh and said, “I’m glad that’s over,” or took a look around and said, “What do we do now?”

Earth Abides was one of the first “End of civilization as we know it” novels, certainly one of the most popular. Post- apocalyptic works have become a staple in science fiction, with hundreds of readable works published over the last 73 years.

Earth Abides makes my recommended reading list, even though the main character is a Berkeley student. But, the university at that time was not the school we know of today. Neither is anything else.

When done with Earth Abides, I will call up another post-apocalyptic work, Alas Babylon. Hey, when you’re doing The End of the World, you might as well throw nuclear war into the plague mix.

One modernist note from the 1949 novel: Ish Williams’ wife, Emma, in conversation says, “I can remember even reading in cheap things like the Sunday supplements that we were always just at the point of running out of copper or oil, or were exhausting the soil so we wouldn’t have anything to live on in the future.”

How things have changed in the last three-quarters of a century.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Two headlines from Russia

‘As Caucasian glaciers melt, locals face the future with stoicism’

'St. Petersburg grapples with ice-covered streets’

From The Moscow Times

 

 

 

An electric RV with 125-mile range? Wow!

Can’t wait to start that cross-country vacation!

From Car and Driver, by way of Knuckledraggin. C&D really thinks this is something. Greatest automobile since the Model-T?

“Recreational vehicles rounded the corner into the electric era today with the unveiling of the Winnebago e-RV concept at the Florida RV SuperShow. Using a Ford Transit van as the basis of the concept, Winnebago and its powertrain partner, Lightning eMotors, swapped in an electric motor and an 86.0-kWh battery pack.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38803078/winnebago-electric-camper-van-photos-info/

 

 

Nothing against PA, I've driven through there a couple of times and found nothing wrong, except the Chevy Corvair upside...

 


Friday, January 21, 2022

Tired of being white? Not a problem!

From Jihad Watch

2010 census: 2.9 million American Indians and Alaskans.

2010 census: 2.3 million Indian and other race(s).

2020 census: 3.7 million American Indians and Alaskans.

2020 census: 5.9 million Indian and other race(s).

CNN: “Why the jump in the Native American population may be one of the hardest to explain.” Uh, not really, CNN, if you would transfer your liberal heads from your liberal rectal inversion.

http://www.danielgreenfield.org/2022/01/americas-millions-of-fake-indians.html

 

Meat Loaf dies

I liked his music. Didn’t always understand it, but I liked it.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/meat-loaf-bat-out-of-hell-rock-legend-dies-at-74/?utm_source=The+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=daily-edition-2022-01-21&utm_medium=email

It’s candy, you idiots!

From Forbes

Mars, Incorporated, the producer of the popular M&Ms, announced this week that its famed characters will get a "modern makeover" and that will include more "nuanced personalities," as part of a "global commitment to creating a world where everyone feels they belong and society is inclusive."

“(T)he current green M&M character, which has been seen in ads posing seductively and wearing white go-go boots, will now sport a pair of sneakers instead. In addition, the description for the green candy on the M&M's website noted that she enjoys ‘being a hypewoman for my friends.’"

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petersuciu/2022/01/20/mms-efforts-to-be-more-inclusive-met-with-mockery-on-twitter/?sh=43ea386e129f

This is beyond stupid. People who make real money at Mars Inc. truly believe candy fans are going to buy more M&Ms because the candy makes them feel included. Damn!

Link at Weasel Zippers.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

In case no one knew Biden's stand in the Middle East

U.S. Ambassador to Israel: "The Biden administration believes it must take care of the Palestinian people."

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2022/01/us-ambassador-to-israel-the-biden-administration-believes-it-must-take-care-of-the-palestinian-people

There is no such thing as "Palestine" and no "Palestinian people."


Written in 1945 Germany, letter arrives in 2021 Woburn, Mass.

From USPS:

"Enclosed please find a letter from your husband, John Gonsalves, to his mother dated December 6, 1945," Stowell wrote. "We are aware of the passing of your husband in 2015 (our condolences). As his next of kin, this letter now passes to you."

"We are uncertain where this letter has been for the past seven-plus decades, but it arrived at our facility approximately six weeks ago," Stowell continued. "By virtue of some dedicated sleuth work by postal workers at this facility, we were able to determine your address, hence this letter delivery to you, albeit 76 years late."

"Due to the age and significance to your family history delivering this letter was of utmost importance to us," added Stowell.

https://www.jewishworldreview.com/0122/letter_76_years_late.php3

 

 

 

It's better than a flying iguana alert

National Weather Service issued a Falling Iguana Alert for parts of Florida. The lizards sort of pass out when temperatures are 40 and below. Iguanas in trees fall from their perches, sometimes startling humans below. We have been here since November 2014, and I have seen zero iguanas, on the ground or in trees. That is a good thing. Let’s keep that score perfect, iguanas!

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

‘Was there ever a worse year?’

100 years since T.S. Eliot changed poetry. Five years later, he converted to Anglo-Catholicism.

By Michael Cook

Mercatornet

“2022. A deadly pandemic. War in Ethiopia. Civil war in Myanmar. Looming war in Ukraine. Chaos in American politics, in British politics. Woke lunacy. A million Uyghurs interned in China. Sectarian violence in India.

“Was there ever a worse year?

“There are quite a few contenders, but one of them surely is 1922. One hundred years ago, the future looked grim. The world had just recovered from the First World War, in which 40 million people died. Another 40 million or so died in the Great Influenza Epidemic. The Bolsheviks were consolidating their rule in Russia after a civil war in which 10 million died. Americans were suffering under Prohibition.

“Articulating the dread and despair of the 1920s was a poem aptly named “The Waste Land”. It was published in 1922 by T.S. Eliot, a 34-year-old American — although he found Britain so congenial that he spent most of his adult life there and posed as a stereotypical middle-class Englishman with a bowler hat and rolled umbrella.”

Seventeen years after The Waste Land:

“As political philosophy derives its sanction from ethics, and ethics from the truth of religion, it is only by returning to the eternal source of truth that we can hope for any social organisation which will not, to its ultimate destruction, ignore some essential aspect of reality …  If you will not have God (and He is a jealous God) you should pay your respects to Hitler or Stalin.” – T.S. Eliot, The Idea of a Christian Society,  1939.

https://mercatornet.com/100-years-since-poetry-changed-for-ever-with-the-waste-land/76954/

 

 

Gun Free Zone comments on "1883"

“Sam Elliot doing perhaps his best acting and that is a lot to say if you have followed the guy’s career.

“First, amazing script. No punches pulled and great story which makes for good watching. This quote is from the last episode “Fangs of Freedom”:

“I think cities have weakened us as a species. Mistakes have no consequences there. Step into the road without looking, and the carriage merely stops or swerves. The only consequence, an angry driver. But here, there can be no mistakes because here doesn’t care. The river doesn’t care if you can swim. The snake doesn’t care how much you love your children, and the wolf has no interest in your dreams. If you fail to beat the current, you will drown. If you get too close, you will be bitten. If you are too weak, you will be eaten.”

https://gunfreezone.net/if-you-need-to-watch-something-worth-your-time-1883/

Those of us who grew up in the country have that attitude about city folk. Now, it’s true we don’t know much about sidewalk life, no East Side, West Side, all around the town. We didn’t have people crowding us in from all directions. We could see between us and our neighbor. You get a lot of independence, living separate from other people. You learn to make decisions. You learn decisions have consequences. Wading creeks, you might step in a deep hole, possibly encounter a water moccasin or two. Lots of differences. But what you learn most is, Nature doesn’t care, Nature doesn’t play favorites.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Thinking about people who say, “Dr. King said …”

In the beginning of news coverage in the late 1950s, Martin Luther King, Jr., was referred to as "The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr." Somewhere in the line of changing times since, "The Rev." went away, replaced by "Dr. King." It is as though some aspect of higher learning represented by "Dr." became more important than "The Rev." Or more likely, the liberal brethren did not want to be bothered by a preacher, not even a dead one.

 

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Nie moj cyrk, nie moj malpy

Always marry a woman shorter than you and keep your guns on the top shelf. She might still get you, but at least you will hear her dragging the chair across the floor. – Unknown, and Google doesn’t recognize it.

For consideration

To survive,

Know the past.

Let it touch you,

Then let

The past

Go.

Octavia E. Butler, “Earthseed: The Books of the Living,” Parable of the Talents.

 

Friday, January 14, 2022

Adrian Carton De Wiart

Second Boer War, Somaliland War 1914, World War I, Polish-Bolshevik War, World War II in Poland, Norway and China, prisoner of war for two years, died age 83 in 1963. Victoria Cross for actions in the Somme. Lost an eye and a hand, shot several other times, survived four airplane crashes. Some soldiers bullets damage but do not stop.

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=121647

 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Biden was for Wallace before he was against him

From Ace of Spades HQ

In 1975, Biden was an undeniable fan of George Wallace. "I think the Democratic Party could stand a liberal George Wallace--someone who's not afraid to stand up and offend people, someone who wouldn't pander but would say what the American people know in their gut is right," he told the Philadelphia Enquirer.

Biden remained a fan of Wallace through the 1980s. In 1981, he praised Wallace's positions on various issues and told a black witness during a Senate committee hearing that "sometimes even George Wallace is right." Later, during his first attempt at running for president in 1987, he bragged that in 1973 Wallace considered him "one of the outstanding young politicians of America," and while campaigning in Alabama, he said, "we (Delawareans) were on the South's side in the Civil War."

Biden also actively cozied up to Southern segregationist Democrats for help and support for his anti-busing legislation--which Kamala Harris used against him during the 2020 Democratic primary to suggest that he was a racist. Biden also praised former Ku Klux Klan "Exalted Cyclops" Robert Byrd and referred to him as a "friend," "mentor," and "guide."

Biden on school busing.

Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.

 

Headline: ‘58% of Israelis would enjoy post-workout sex – survey’

From The Jerusalem Post

Uhh. Really? Are we supposed to be surprised? No survey on pre-workout sex. How about post-house cleaning sex. Post-weapons cleaning sex, meaning the man and the woman had been to a gun range. Maybe just got back from the grocery store sex. Just had a shower sex. Changed a tire sex. Finished a term paper sex. Posted on your blog sex.

The “survey” was done by OkCupid, “an app whose algorithm matches users together based on their preferences, beliefs and interests, is available in over 110 countries and is the most used dating app in Israel.”

Sounds like a press release story from an advertiser.

https://www.jpost.com/j-spot/article-692394

 

Prince Andrew stripped of military titles and royal patronage

From Sputnik news

12:24 p.m. Eastern Time

The embattled Duke of York has been accused of sexually abusing Virginia Roberts Giuffre, one of the alleged victims of late American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, when she was underage.

UK's Prince Andrew has been stripped of military titles and royal patronages, Buckingham Palace revealed on Thursday.

"With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen," Buckingham Palace stated.

The statement also said that the Duke of York will "continue not to undertake any public duties", noting that he is "defending this case as a private citizen" - apparently referring to a civil lawsuit against Prince Andrew brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

Giuffre, who is one of the alleged victims of late American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has accused Prince Andrew of sexually abusing her when she was a minor. The Duke of York has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and has been struggling to dismiss the case as unconstitutional.

 https://sputniknews.com/20220113/prince-andrew-gives-up-military-titles-patronages-1092238954.html


Come on, Joe!

Apologies. Come on, Mr. President!

Biden uses “I was arrested for a civil rights protest” again.

From Hot Air

Being his own Lincoln to somebody’s Bull Connor, “Biden suggested that he’d been arrested more than once while taking part in some sort of domestic civil-rights actions.

https://hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2022/01/13/bidens-rap-sheet-add-another-four-pinocchios-for-arrest-claim-n441246

 

Hiring teachers based on ‘wokeness’

From Legal Insurrection

After all, we have “become a little more woke as a culture…”

About 500 school districts are rating teacher applicants according to their “cultural competency,” another code for “wokeness.” Teacher hiring system Nimble “uses artificial intelligence to examine applications and interview answers to determine which candidates harbor the correct political and cultural attitudes.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/hundreds-of-school-districts-now-screening-teacher-applicants-based-on-wokeness/

Some school districts are too damn lazy or too incompetent to do their own interviews, and use an artificial intelligence to do the work. Or is the use of machines to make decisions “just the thing” now?

Since COVID started, there is a huge increase of stupid people in this country.

Two bald eagles eating wild hog

 


Larry, my best friend from high school, sent this this morning. 

"My Son shot a Feral Hog last night right behind our Barn near where we have our Hay Stacked.

"When he went to drag the Hog off to the woods this morning there were 2 Bald Eagles eating on the Hog. The Eagles must stay close by because we have seen them in the Pasture before. 

"I love watching the Deer, Eagles, and even the Rabbits that all come around our House and Barn. Can't say I love seeing the Hogs this close, especially when there is a large group of them.

"People around here like to run the Hogs with Dogs, but that just scatters them. Shooting them keeps them from Coming Back or Multiplying. I have seen a Sow with 10 to 15 Piglets with her.

"I shot one big Boar near my House that was part of a large group. Several Sows with little Piglets, several half Grown Pigs, and the Large Boar that I shot. 

"I think I sent the Picture out of the Boar I shot out of my Upstairs window one night. (I can see at least 100 yards in every Direction from the upstairs in my House. My dogs alert me when anything (or Anybody) gets close so I can check what is going on before exposing myself to any danger. (Paranoid? Maybe, but I just call it being cautious.) 

"Larry"


Wednesday, January 12, 2022

From Knuckledraggin'

 


I thought about linking this to The Anarchist Cookbook, because calling places you never worked seems a good anarchist idea. But there is no real association. Two million copies of The Anarchist Cookbook were published, but as with many other seemingly radical events of the 1960s and 1970s, it was much ado about nothing. "Radical" ideas from then have had more influence on now than then. Bueller. Bueller.


A friend asked about the word ‘conniption,’ so I looked it up

Etymology site: Conniption, first (??) used in 1833, American English, origin uncertain.  

What I figure happened:

Must be an American somewhere (on the Western or Southern frontier) one day in describing someone else's action, said, "Well, he up and threw a conniption fit, that's what he did." And everybody else nodded, because they all knew what the speaker meant, having seen a conniption or two in their travels. Years later, people who put together dictionaries and etymological studies decided on "origin uncertain," because none of them had ever seen a conniption, calm or fit-throwing.

Turn in your draws** before you sign out

From Gun Free Zone 

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Conscripts in Norway have been ordered to return their underwear, bras and socks after the end of their military service so that the next group of recruits can use them.

The Norwegian military said Monday that it is struggling with dwindling supplies, in part due to the pandemic.

The Norwegian Defense Logistics Organization said because of “a challenging stockpile situation, this move is necessary as it provides the Armed Forces with greater garment volumes available for new soldiers starting their initial service.”

https://gunfreezone.net/the-other-option-is-going-commando/

** That's how "drawers" is pronounced in Southern Norway.

GFZ says: “Can we like send somebody to Walmart and get a couple of +six-packs of Fruit of the Looms undies?  This has to be embarrassing for any military.”

Me: If we can send tons of “non-lethal” supplies to Ukraine, can’t we hit Walmart with a few millions to help out? Norway is a NATO member, Ukraine is not.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

First woman in US Senate – Democrat and former slave owner

 From Jewish World Review

When Rebecca Latimer Felton took the Senate oath of office on Nov. 21, 1922, the press was there to capture every moment. She posed for pictures at her desk and received huge applause from the packed gallery.

The next day, she gave a brief speech and then stepped down. She had been a U.S. senator - the first woman to hold the office - for one day. Newspapers gave glowing reviews to her historic moment, calling her "grand," "poised" and "dainty." Some noted she also held another record: At 87, she was the oldest freshman senator in history.

None mentioned another historic title she held: Felton - suffragist, writer, political insider and avid white supremacist - was the last member of Congress known to have once enslaved people.

https://jewishworldreview.com/0122/first_woman_senator_enslaver.php3

 

 

 

Monday, January 10, 2022

Woman-to-man beats man-to-woman in college swim meet

I think I got that right.

In a women’s swim meet, a woman who is becoming a man beat a man who has become a woman. Got it.

“I wasn’t prepared for that. Everything is messed up. I can’t wrap my head around this. The NCAA needs to do something about this. They need to put science into the decision and discussion,” a Penn swim parent told The Daily Mail.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/penns-transgender-swimmer-loses-to-yales-transgender-swimmer-in-womens-100-meter-race/

 

 

Unless you know all the MOPP levels