Sunday, July 31, 2022

Ace of Spades Joke

A priest was being honored at his retirement dinner after 25 years in the parish. A leading local politician and member of the church was chosen to make the presentation and to give a little talk at the dinner. However, he was delayed, so the priest decided to say his own few words while they waited.

“I got my first impression of the parish from the first confession I heard here. I thought I had been assigned to a terrible place. The very first person who entered my confessional told me he had stolen a television set and, when questioned by the police, was able to lie his way out of it. He had stolen money from his parents; embezzled from his employer; had an affair with his boss’s wife; had sex with his boss’s 17 year old daughter on numerous occasions, taken illegal drugs; had several homosexual affairs; was arrested several times for public nudity and gave VD to his sister in-law.

"I was appalled that one person could do so many awful things. But as the days went on, I learned that my people were not all like that and I had, indeed, come to a fine parish full of good and loving people.”


Just as the priest finished his talk, the politician arrived full of apologies at being late. He immediately began to make the presentation and gave his talk: “I’ll never forget the first day our parish priest arrived,” said the politician. “In fact, I had the honor of being the first person to go to him for confession.”

[Submitted by TN Deplorable]

 

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Art Deco bomber destroyer

Bell Aircraft’s first aircraft.

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/APS/2511.htm

Unfortunately, it did not work as designed. Reality of the new war overtook it as well.

In his book Victory Through Air Power, Alexander de Seversky had high praise for the Airacuda.

Looked like he fell onto a tire tool

Or maybe an axe handle.

Residents subdue fire suspect by tying him to a tree.

From Oregon Live

In part: “An ambulance crew was asked to respond due to some injuries that the suspect apparently received from falling down.

https://www.oregonlive.com/wildfires/2022/07/oregon-man-who-started-wildfires-ends-up-tied-to-tree-by-locals-sheriff-says.html

Link at knuckledraggin

 

 

Anywhere near anger management?

One of the roles Beechcraft’s AT-6 Wolverine takes is “consequence management.”

https://defense.txtav.com/en/at-6

Friday, July 29, 2022

On point

Argus Hamilton at Jewish World Review:

Here in West Hollywood I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read, “I Miss New York.” So I smashed his window, stole his radio and left a note saying, “I hope this helps.

President Biden spent a fifth day in isolation Monday posting photos of him working on the White House balcony with his dog Major next to him. The dog is there for plausible deniability. As long as Major is by the president's side, no one can prove which one of them is peeing on the Oval Office carpet.

Senator Chuck Schumer's office was invaded by climate protestors Monday who were arrested for refusing to leave. In addition protestors glued themselves to priceless art in Paris. In support, Michael Moore said he's going on a hunger strike for the next forty-five minutes, but I don't think he'll make it.

Commie colonization of America

Michelle Malkin at Jewish World Review

“(T)raitorous Democrats and globalist Republicans” have “pimped and profited off of fraud-ridden green card rackets that allowed foreigners to gobble up our country.

https://www.jewishworldreview.com/michelle/malkin072722.php 

Realized: Trillions of dollars are running around the world, buying up the US of A. Marx reportedly said "The United States will spend itself out of existence," but reality is we will sell our existence to the highest bidder.

Carro de bienvenida, no?

Posters in Mexico City, addressed to recent arrivals from US: "New to the city? Working remotely? You're a f--ing plague and the locals f--ing hate you. Leave." – LA Times

Via Ace of Spades HQ

 

How far?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced plans to visit Taiwan. The Chinese commies are pissed.

“'If US fighter jets escort Pelosi's plane into Taiwan, it is invasion. The PLA has the right to forcibly dispel Pelosi's plane and the US fighter jets, including firing warning shots and making tactical movement of obstruction. If ineffective, then shoot them down,' Hu Xijin, a commentator with the Chinese state-affiliated Global Times, wrote on Twitter.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11062421/China-warns-fighter-jets-escorting-Pelosi-Taiwan-shot-down.html

China commies say Taiwan is as much a part of mainland China as  is Beijing. They have said that since Chiang Kai-shek took his government there after losing a civil war with the Reds in 1949. The commies have, at various times, made noises about invading Taiwan. They haven’t launched an invasion because the US Navy and the US Air Force always stood ready to blast Red ships and boats into a couple of Heavenly Lands beyond the horizon. And, an actual invasion would not play well with China's continued expansion plans in Africa and Central Asia.

Diplomat talk sometimes crosses into “double-dog-dare” territory, and that is what this seems like. The US now has been DDD’d and must respond.

Question is, how far do we go?

The graves that don’t exist

 Journalists who don’t know the difference between “a grave” and “underground disturbances” cause much alarm, and then decline to correct suppositions when challenged with facts.

https://quillette.com/2022/07/22/how-fake-news-in-the-new-york-times-led-to-a-canadian-social-panic-over-unmarked-graves/

 

 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Should there be interest in executions

 From The History Blog

“November 13 [1617]. Burnt alive here a miller of Manberna, who however was lately engaged as a carrier of wine, because he and his brother, with the help of others, practised coining and counterfeiting money and clipping coins fraudulently; he had also a knowledge of magic. His brother escaped from the mill, and the Margrave locked the place up and confiscated the property. A certain Zachariah, a farrier and ‘scutcheon-maker, called ‘the heralds-smith,’ was mixed up in this; also a file-cutter living in the Bretterne Meer quarter, called ‘Karl the file-cutter.’ He had a familiar spirit and was a lying knave. These two escaped. This miller, who worked in the town mills here three years ago, fell into the town moat on Whitsunday. It would have been better for him if he had been drowned, but it turned out according to the proverb that ‘What belongs to the gallows cannot drown in water.’ [alternatively, ‘he who is born to be hanged can never be drowned.’]

 

“This was the last person whom I, Master Franz, executed.”

 

http://www.executedtoday.com/2020/11/13/1617-a-miller-of-manberna-the-hangmans-last/

 

This was listed as "Executed Today." 

 

Also showed up on FB

 


Showed up on Facebook

I can’t remember how to write 1,1000,51,6,500 in Roman numerals. IMLIVID.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

It's comedy and funny and all, but ...

Tony Dow was reported dead yesterday or the day before, but it turns out he wasn’t dead then. Now he is. Really.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11055337/Tony-Dow-dead-77-Leave-Beaver-star-passes-away-management-FALSELY-announced-death.html

The weirdest part? Daily Mail UK reported, “His costar Jerry Mathers shared a moving tribute to Dow before he was reported alive.”

Uh, there’s something wrong there.

 

Myanmar government: Oppose us, and we will kill you

“BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s government confirmed Monday it had carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former lawmaker, a democracy activist and two other political prisoners who had been accused of a targeted killing after the country’s military takeover last year.

“The executions, first announced in the state-run Mirror Daily newspaper, were carried out despite worldwide pleas for clemency for the four men, including from United Nations experts and Cambodia, which holds the rotating chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.”

https://apnews.com/article/myanmar-terrorism-democracy-aung-san-suu-kyi-government-and-politics-ca87f032cb6c7407b1d776574f15c5a8

The former lawmaker was Phyo Zya Thaw, who was convicted in January on charges of explosives, bombings and financial terrorism. The Chinese Communist Party government accused Western nations’ protests as interfering in Myanmar local affairs.

If the people of Myanmar were not already aware of how far their government will go to keep power, now they are.

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Shatner: Roddenberry ‘would be turning in his grave’ over current woke shows

From Breitbart

“Shatner was asked if he thinks any of the new Trek shows rival his own three seasons from 1966 to 1968.

“Shatner was flat on the question. ‘None of them,’ he curtly replied.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2022/07/24/william-shatner-star-trek-creator-would-be-turning-in-his-grave-over-woke-current-shows/

 

Schools used to teach ‘Don’t drink water from rivers in India’

Included in reasons were: bodies of humans tossed in upstream to guarantee a peaceful trip to paradise; animal carcasses thrown into rivers as the quickest way of getting rid of them; sewage flows into rivers because the country had practically no water treatment; and other equally logical reasons.

Last Sunday, an Indian politician decided to drink water straight from a river to show the water was clean. Two days later he was airlifted to a hospital because of severe stomach pains.

https://www.breitbart.com/asia/2022/07/24/report-indian-politician-hospitalized-after-drinking-river-water-to-prove-it-was-clean/

 

More protection from prosecution

Monkeypox – 95% of cases are diagnosed in gay men.

Ace of Spades HQ

“Specifically, gay men who have lots of sex, usually anonymous sex or sex with randos or group sex or orgies.

“Because the disease is spread by intimate contact, and you have to be intimate contact with an infected person to catch it, and then, in quick succession, in intimate contact with an infected person to spread it.

“In other words: High-volume hyperpromiscuous sex of the kind practiced nigh-exclusively by gay men and paid prostitutes.

“And yet the CDC and health "authorities" absolutely refuse to issue any advisory to stop engaging in high-volume multi-partner promiscuous sex during the pandemic. They have no problem recommending that churches and schools be shuttered, but they won't tell gay men to cool it on the orgies.”

https://ace.mu.nu/

On comments at another web site discussing the same, a respondent said he was not about to change his ways, because that was how he made his living – through participation at gay raves, orgies and other meet-ups. Cops can’t bust anybody for endangering public health, since queer and lesbian participants are immune from arrest. Those disease-spreading events are not like a NYC Orthodox Jewish wedding or funeral, which, as you remember, the previous Apple mayor sent his po-leece into with a smile.

 

Or: Vote Republican next time around

 


TN natives and long-time residents, y’all make sure to properly educate the newcomers

From Tennessee Star

‘One in five new Tennesseans from California’

“Home prices in Tennessee are about half that of California, and Tennessee’s property taxes are about half the cost of the property taxes in California. Tennessee also does not have an individual income tax.

https://tennesseestar.com/2022/07/22/study-one-in-five-new-tennesseans-from-california/

Link at Knuckledraggin’

Monday, July 25, 2022

Talk about a protected class

The Queer Community might just be the most protected of all. Officials dare not admit to facts of monkeypox spread. Except to scare people into another lockdown.

From Gun Free Zone

CDC leaves out some things in its warning.

The survival rate in first world countries is currently 100%

There have been four deaths, all in Africa

The most common transmission vector is anal sex.

The gay community is currently the most highly effected group

https://gunfreezone.net/a-pox-on-you/

 

 

 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Don’t bother looking; they never existed

I called up “1960 american league standings” the other day and was surprised. No, the Yankees still won the AL that year. From 1950 through 1964, the Yankees were topped only in 1954 (Indians) and 1959 (White Sox).

The surprising find was, fourth place in the American League in 1960 – the Cleveland Guardians. Yep. A team that did not exist until last year.

Hmm, said I. The Indians won the 1920 World Series, so the standings for that year …

The Guardians took first place, so Google says.

How far have the Indians been cancelled?

A search for “Cleveland Indians” brings …

Yep. Those usurper Guardians.

One of Solomon’s wiser sayings: “The more things change, the stoopider people look.”

Men who have sex with other men threaten the health of the world

From NBC News by way of Ace of Spades HQ

The World Health Organization has characterized monkeypox as a world-wide epidemic.

“The global monkeypox outbreak is primarily being driven by sex between men, according to the first major peer-reviewed paper to analyze a large set of cases of the virus.

“Public health experts also theorize that major LGBTQ Pride gatherings in June may have facilitated transmission of the virus. And given the infection’s incubation period — the new paper puts it at seven days, with a range of three to 20 days — the nation is now possibly seeing the resulting downstream effects of sexual encounters in late June and early July.

https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-health-and-wellness/monkeypox-driven-overwhelmingly-sex-men-major-study-finds-rcna39564

Got that? Another of those diseases caused by activities cursed by God but determined perfectly OK and normal by manmade laws.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Still a baby formula shortage, but Biden ate all his Ovaltine

US News

“Presidential press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and White House coronavirus response coordinator Ashish Jha said they had spoken with Biden via FaceTime, and ‘the president is doing better,’ Jha told reporters Friday.

The White House reported Biden “is cleaning his plate.”

There was no word on how Biden sees his appetite influencing oil prices or inflation. The White reminded all Americans that the COVID from which the president is quickly healing “was once a dangerously deadly diagnosis.”  

For better opportunities, go West young woman

From True West Magazine

“Whoever said everything happens for a reason has never had a cow step on her foot.” – Cowgirl wisdom

Homesteaders, cowgirls, cattle women, teamsters – Jobs open for those who could do the work.

https://truewestmagazine.com/article/the-real-women-of-the-wild-west/?fbclid=IwAR1LiioeUoj2BupLD-Ku7dWCSEZ0qOQj2VmvXaCn7SZJ-jydCBxAswYlEgE

 

 

 

2 kids in US test positive for monkeypox, CDC says

 From Knuckledraggin and Daily Mail

“Dr Rochelle Walensky said they had contact with gay or bisexual men.”

 “It is thought both children likely caught the virus from 'household contacts'.”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11040679/Two-children-test-positive-monkeypox-CDC-confirms.html

Repeat the queer, lesbian, trans mantra: “We are not after your children. We are not after your children.”

Friday, July 22, 2022

Nancy, Nancy, Nancy

Pelosi says US military might be ‘concerned’ that China will shoot down her airplane.

From American Military News

“During a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. military may be concerned about her plane getting ‘shot down’ by the Chinese military if she decides to travel to Taiwan.

“Pelosi brought up the prospect of her plane being shot down after President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that the U.S. military does not think she should go through with a visit to Taiwan. In the days since Financial Times first reported on Pelosi’s alleged Taiwan travel plans, Chinese officials lobbed threats that her visit would result in a ‘strong’ response against the U.S.”

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/07/us-military-may-be-afraid-china-will-shoot-down-pelosis-plane-over-taiwan-pelosi-says/

 Was Pelosi with H. Clinton when the First Lady dodged fire from snipers at Sarajevo?

 

 

We can fix your $11,000 electric car for only $14,000

Oh, and that part isn’t available any more.

From Futurism

“Avery Siwinksi told 10 Tampa Bay that her used 2014 Ford Focus Electric meant that she could drive herself to school, a suburban rite of passage that many teens are familiar with. Her family shelled out $11,000 for it, and for the initial 6 months, all went well.

"’It was fine at first,’ Avery Siwinski told 10 Tampa Bay. ‘I loved it so much. It was small and quiet and cute. And all the sudden it stopped working.’

“When the vehicle started giving her a dash alert in March, Siwinski took it to the dealership with the help of her grandfather, Ray Siwinksi. The diagnosis was not good: a battery replacement would be needed. The cost? $14,000, more than she paid for the car in the first place. Even worseFord had discontinued the Focus Electric model four years ago, so the battery wasn't even available anymore.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/family-annoyed-battery-costs-more-electric-car

Link at Ace of Spades HQ

 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

People who never drove any kind of truck are telling you how to drive yours

“You can see how it happens. A room full of college graduates who’ve never hauled a horse trailer in a mudpit gather together. They sit in an air conditioned room on the Potomac to write lists of demands. They hammer on the system day after day, year after year; all the way until the lights go out. (Which they say might happen in fits and starts this summer in Texas, parts of Nevada, and possibly southern California… but who’s worried about that right?)

“Another few cranks to the regulatory ratchet and there will be no consumer grade vehicles with balls. No point in wishing it otherwise. The end result for me is a fork in the road. Either I’ll quit or I’ll keep the friggin’ Dodge running forever!”

 

Adaptive Curmudgeon


Nobody wants a job, and only the robot and the sushi chef are working

“As with all things automated, the robot handles grunt work like a champ. The downside was that it required the owner / bartender to take on additional ‘mindwork’ duties. He was the robot maintenance guy. He said it wasn’t much; three hours a week or so. I mentally compared three hours charging batteries and cleaning wheels versus the hassle of hiring waitstaff that might flake out, screw up, or not exist at any price. Sounded like a good balance but it requires a secret ingredient. It depends on an owner / bartender clever enough to manage robot software AND do all of the other jobs.

https://adaptivecurmudgeon.com/2022/07/21/vignettes-from-america-rise-of-the-robots-part-3/ 

The more things change, the more they break

Silicon Graybeard’s first Sonicare toothbrush lasted 15 years.

“I replaced it with another.  The replacement added some little feature and lasted nowhere near as long.  I've had three Sonicare brushes and the latest one I bought on January 3, 2021.  This one had more features added.  It failed Sunday night.  When I turned it on, it made an oddly louder noise and didn't feel right.  In three generations the toothbrushes went from a lifetime of 14 or 15 years down to not even lasting two.”

https://thesilicongraybeard.blogspot.com/2022/07/on-broken-toothbrushes-and-great-reset.html 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Deseret Ranch

About 300,000 acres in East Central Florida; 44,000 cattle; 90 ranchers and families; 10 times as large as Disney World and been here longer.

Florida Backroads says: “It was rough Florida land with very little pasture and nothing but sand, wire grass, palmetto, and muddy sand roads.” Now, the Mormon Ranch is the largest cattle operation in the United States. “The Mormon Ranch is one of the reasons the land is still undeveloped.”

https://www.florida-backroads-travel.com/deseret-ranches.html

 

 

Census Bureau demanding records from holster companies

From Knuckle Draggin

ABILENE, TX -(Ammoland.com)- Why would the Census Bureau request customer records from American gun holster companies?

That is the question AmmoLand News is asking. Several major holster manufacturers/providers received notices from the Department of Commerce Census Bureau requesting order numbers, product descriptions, and where the items were being shipped. A few holster companies have refused to turn over the requested information to the federal government.

https://www.ammoland.com/2022/07/census-bureau-requesting-sales-records-gun-holster-companies/#ixzz7ZIWGZDXz

Feds say the companies must comply with the requests.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Removing co-pilot from KC-46 would reduce casualties

What kind of idiots are running the Air Force?

Yeah, take one crew member from the three, casualties go down if the aircraft goes down. There’s one less crew member to die.

Apparently, ranking somebodies in the AF believe China will take out a bunch of tankers if we and they start shooting at each other.

From Air Force Times

“Air Mobility Command is discussing the option as part of how it may handle war in the Indo-Pacific, where it believes large, slow jets including tankers would be more vulnerable to attack from Chinese anti-aircraft missiles. Shrinking the number of airmen onboard a tanker could help minimize potential troop casualties while still getting combat jets the fuel they need.

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2022/07/18/air-force-considers-removing-co-pilot-from-boeing-kc-46-tanker-crews/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_militarytimesonline&fbclid=IwAR20PZPg_OZ4d3RRBz4BkiuwUWVKBpjNXI-eHs6cgPfbKqNg8D0v_oLi4Dw

So, the AF is admitting the likely loss of tankers, but believes those not shot down will give “combat jets the fuel they need.”

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Stephen Hawking might have said the same thing

Except he’s dead.

“As I look at the breathtaking James Webb telescopic image of space, I quietly remind myself that this picture is just a meaningless collection of pixels generated by an arbitrary set of 1s and 0s with no eternal significance or greater purpose.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson, at The Babylon Bee.

People with sense are taking on Sam Brinton, and for good cause

“Whether they are walking the halls of MIT discussing the differences in advanced nuclear reactors or belting out their favorite tunes with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, it is hard to miss Sam Brinton’s passion for changing the world – and potentially their stilettos.

That is from Brinton’s web site, which will remain not linked.

“He is the gay, non-binary, Senior Executive Service (SES) at the DOE with the puppy play fetish who defends homosexual child prostitution and wears dresses to work, while managing our nuclear waste program.” – Gun Free Zone.

“Sam Brinton goes by the name Sister Ray Dee O'Active while participating in a group called the Order of Perpetual Indulgence - a non-profit group who dress up as nuns to raise awareness of sexual intolerance and transphobia. Brinton, 34, lives in Rockville, Maryland, with their husband Kevin. “ – Guardian UK

Well. There you have all the qualifications needed for a GS-14 appointment (or higher) in the Biden Administration, from the Secretary of Transportation to this person “strolling through the White House in their stilettos.”

It is not our place to judge, which means we are not equipped mentally or philosophically to say, “You are going to Hell.” We can say, “This is wrong.” We can say, “God plainly states your beliefs and activities are immoral.”

God has much more patience than we do. Or, He is filling up a book of charges that someday will be read aloud.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

What do you do with five drunken soldiers?

No beer for entire brigade after five soldiers charged with DUI while driving electric scooters. No overnight passes, either.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/07/us-army-unit-banned-from-alcohol-confined-to-base-over-drunken-scooter-rides/


The next time I am in Romania…

I have never been to Romania or any country near Romania, but judging from pictures, if I ever am, I will visit Milexim Restaurant at Campia Turzii in Cluz County, Transylvania.

Yes, I know you should never judge food by photographs, but pictures of Milexim’s servings made my mouth water.

Pizzas. Presented with all kinds of vegetables, plus the usual pepperoni. Big pizzas. American-size.

Pickled vegetables attractively arranged for sale in jars. Cauliflower, pepper, tomatoes, onions and others.

Main meals featured steak and smoked sausage on the same plate serving.

Appetizers with crackers, vegetables, green and black olives and several kinds of cheese.

Grimm-style weapons hang near and above two fire places. Hey, it is Romania.

Anyway, do a search and have a look. You will be hungry.

 

 

 

US ambassador, Georgian former MP trade accusations

In an open letter, Mikheil Kavelashvili says the US is attempting to “involve Georgia in the Russia-Ukraine war by political parties, NGOs and media ‘financed by or affiliated with’ the US Embassy.”

Ambassador Kelly Dungan responds by saying “the letter was so full of lies and conspiracy theories that she could not even finish reading it. The Ambassador also noted that the US supports Georgian people and not any particular political party.

https://georgianjournal.ge/politics/37968-tension-mounts-between-georgian-dream-us-embassy.html

Friday, July 15, 2022

You want to read crazy stuff, day after day...

Give a look at least once a day to https://www.eng.kavkaz-uzel.eu/

After a couple of days, you might want to sign a petition to stop calling white people Caucasians. Unless they are certified nuts.

Blood feuds recognized as just part of society. Police who get by with anything, as long as the thing is called "bad" by the ruling party. People who, like Balkanites, remember who stole great-great X5 granddad's hog or sheep. 

Interesting reads.

Some lies here, others there; what’s a few more?

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/claiming-ukraine-war-zone-former-cnn-host-chris-cuomo-spotted-24-hours-later-hamptons/

Counties with more livestock than people

https://erdavis.com/2022/06/21/where-is-there-more-livestock-than-people/?utm_source=join1440&utm_medium=email&utm_placement=newsletter

Link at Maggie's Farm

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Hungary declares energy state of emergency

From Daily News Hungary

“It has also become clear in the recent months that as things stand, Europe will most likely not have enough gas for the autumn and winter heating season," the PM's chief of staff said.

https://dailynewshungary.com/government-declares-state-of-energy-emergency/

Hungary will increase natural gas drilling, step up lignite mining and introduce an export ban for energy, including firewood.

 


 

Notes on food

If you stop eating doughnuts you will live three years longer, but it's just three more years that you'll want a doughnut. —Lewis Black

For true: My doctor in Sulphur Springs, Texas, said: You can do all the exercising people recommend and eat the right foods, and that will get you three more years in a nursing home.

More true: The same doctor said: The key to long life is choosing the right DNA.

Equal stuff, you know?

 


The other war within the Great War

“The massive frontal assaults, the anonymous soldier, faceless death—against this backdrop, the mountain war in Italy was a battle of small units, of individuals. In subzero temperatures men dug miles of tunnels and caverns through glacial ice. They strung cableways up mountainsides and stitched rock faces with rope ladders to move soldiers onto the high peaks, then hauled up an arsenal of industrial warfare: heavy artillery and mortars, machine guns, poison gas and flamethrowers. And they used the terrain itself as a weapon, rolling boulders to crush attackers and sawing through snow cornices with ropes to trigger avalanches. Storms, rock slides and natural avalanches—the “white death”—killed plenty more. After heavy snowfalls in December of 1916, avalanches buried 10,000 Italian and Austrian troops over just two days.

Around 600,000 Italian and 400,000 Austrian soldiers died in the Alps battles.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/most-treacherous-battle-world-war-i-italian-mountains-180959076/

Mark Helprin’s A Soldier of the Great War tells, in part, the story of an Italian soldier in those battles.

 

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Villagers say crocodile swallowed boy; wildlife officials stop rescue try

Sangeeta Yadav

Sputnik News

In view of attacks on people, villagers have asked local forest officials to release the "man-eating" crocodiles inhabiting the Chambal River in Madhya Pradesh elsewhere.

Villagers in Madhya Pradesh captured a crocodile after suspecting it had swallowed a 10-year-old boy on Monday.

The missing boy, identified as Antar Singh from the village of Raghunathpur, was bathing in the Chambal River in the morning when the alleged incident occurred.

Some villagers claimed to have seen the boy getting dragged into the river and being swallowed by the reptile. They immediately called the boy's family and relatives and managed to catch the crocodile using sticks, rope, and a net.

Hoping the boy might still be alive, the people decided to cut open the crocodile's stomach to save the child.

However, they were stopped by local police and forest officials, who learned about the incident and rushed to the spot, thus preventing the villagers from killing the reptile.

In a video, hundreds of villagers can be seen gathered around the captured crocodile, which is tied with a rope, as they thrust a bamboo between its jaws to prevent it from "chewing the boy."

Officials, however, believe that the child may have drowned in the river. They have engaged the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) team to search for the missing child.

https://sputniknews.com/20220712/indian-villagers-capture-crocodile-to-cut-open-its-stomach-after-suspecting-it-of-swallowing-boy-1097224001.html

New York Times fears 'far right Latina'

Myra Flores won a special election in South Texas. She is an immigrant. She is a Republican. The New York Times had a hissy, calling her a “far right Latina.” Ms. Flores responded:

“I am proud of my culture and my beautiful family,” Flores told Fox News Digital in a text.

“I was born in Burgos, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and raised with strong Conservative values to always put God and Family first. I have received only hate from the liberal media and constantly [been] told by the left to (go) back to Mexico. They don’t support us immigrants, they only use us for political power and don’t care about our well-being. I am here now and I won’t allow them to continue taking advantage of my people. The NYT knows nothing about me or our culture. Somos gente de Dios, Familia y Travajo [We are people of God, Family and Work], Si SeƱor!” she wrote. 

Another “far right Latina” wrote: “This (NYT) article shows Liberals truly don’t understand Hispanic voters. We will suffer at all costs to protect and provide for the people we love. Name calling and personal attacks cannot stop what’s coming.”

https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/07/ny-times-be-afraid-of-far-right-latinas-like-republican-mayra-flores/

 

 

No, thanks

A vast right-wing conspiracy web site I read several times a day recently changed some things, and now requires registration. Generally, that’s okay, as long as the people running the site don’t ask for any information other than my email address.

Well, the site now wants some of my money. Specifically: $12 a year to comment; $25 to read and comment on content, “including membership only content;" $50 to read and comment on content including membership only comment. Mark comments for moderation; $60 to read and comment on content including membership only content. Contribute articles.

Nope.

How to kill your government

Sri Lanka has “an almost perfect” ESG score of 98 percent. The US ESG is 51 percent, Sweden’s 96 percent. ESG is a green measurement of Environmental, Social and Governance criteria. Yea for Sri Lanka, right?

The government fell several days ago, with the president safely on board a Sri Lankan navy ship several miles off shore.

After winning a civil war, the government went all-out on green measures, especially ending the import of chemical fertilizers. Farm produce dropped tremendously. The economy followed.

The people rose up.

https://www.commonsense.news/p/sri-lanka-just-fell-what-do-we-have?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email

Link at Maggie’s Farm

Monday, July 11, 2022

Not gun control

From Gun Free Zone

Unlike every other right there are people that believe the right to self defense should be limited by need. And need is defined by them, not you. If they don’t think you need an AR-15 then the second amendment doesn’t apply to an AR-15. If they don’t think you need a semi-automatic center fire rifle then the second amendment doesn’t apply to semi-automatic center fire rifles.

By defining and limiting what is covered by the second amendment they are able to reduce the second amendment to a meaningless trope.

https://gunfreezone.net/journalisiming-nj-com-has-a-balanced-gun-rights-article/

If President Biden believes you need an F-15 or so to take on a tyrannical government, then you should be able to buy and equip an F-15.


The Left’s control of Thomas Jefferson

 From PJ Media

Thomas Jefferson’s famed mansion Monticello has been turned into a fount of woke propaganda that denigrates Jefferson and treats unsuspecting visitors to an over-the-top orgy of victimhood and white guilt regarding slavery. The Left hates America and wants very much for you to hate it, too.

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2022/07/10/thomas-jeffersons-home-has-been-taken-over-by-leftist-america-haters-n1611824

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Some statements from members of the smart political party

From Had Enough Therapy?

“(A) reporter from CBS News asked Kamala a difficult question, surely one that came at her from left field. He asked why the Democrats, when they held political power, did not codify Roe v. Wade. 

“The question has been debated and discussed openly for quite some time. The notion that the vice president was not prepared to answer it is absurd. We must note, for perspective, that most of the staff has already resigned. They cannot tolerate the embarrassment of working for such an idiot.

“Here is Kamala’s response to the question of codifying Roe:

“I think that, to be very honest with you, I do believe that we should have rightly believed what we certainly believe that certain issues are just settled.”

“And we also have another wondrous example of President Joe Biden, the leader of the free world, become an international laughing stock, by demonstrating his continuing inability to read from a teleprompter:

“‘Women are not without electoral or political power,’” Biden said. “‘It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who register to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so’ — end of quote.”

“Repeat the line,” he then says, the video shows. “‘Women are not without electoral and/or political or.'”

He trails off, then corrects himself, saying, “Let me be precise –not and/or — ‘or political power.’”

And for extreme intelligence, we have a quote from the man President Biden considers “the most intelligent person on the planet,” his son Hunter, who wrote in a letter to his brother’s widow, with whom he had an affair: “Fuck my stepmother for being as much a selfish, entitled cunt as you.” The stepmother, of course, is First Lady Jill Biden.

https://stuartschneiderman.blogspot.com/2022/07/democrats-party-of-smart-people.html

Knowledge makes me glad I am not a member of the intelligent party.

Hey, Democrats! You want to see what a real insurrection looks like?

Well, we all know you don’t, really. But here is a real insurrection by the people.

From BBC World-Asia

Protesters have said they will continue to occupy the Sri Lankan presidential and prime ministerial residences until both leaders officially resign.

 

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he would step down on 13 July, according to an announcement made by the parliament's speaker on Saturday.

 

But the president has not been seen or made a public statement himself.

Military sources have told the BBC that he is currently on a Navy vessel in Sri Lankan waters.

 

His brother, former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, is on a naval base in the country, the sources say.

 

Thousands descended on Colombo on Saturday demanding his resignation after months of protests.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62111900

 

‘10 Disturbing Photographs From Post-Roe America’

From Babylon Bee

(Or, perhaps that should be Baby Land Bee)

Roe v. Wade has been overturned and we are now all living in the literal Handmaid's Tale. Already, thousands of harrowing photographs have emerged from the abortion-free hellscape. It's worse than we thought. We were warned, and we didn't listen.

These 10 disturbing photos offer a horrifying glimpse into the dark world we now live in. Viewer discretion is advised.

https://babylonbee.com/news/10-disturbing-photographs-from-post-roe-america