Archive for July, 2017

Go Fuck Yourself!

Posted: July 25, 2017 by veeshir in Brett Kimberlin, Drunkblogging

I stopped on the way home at a cigar bar and had some Belgian beers. Well, one kind was Belgian and one was a Dog Fish that’s like a Belgian. The Dog Fish is 10% and the Belgian is close so I’m a little…under the weather.

Let’s Tube!

How about you go fuck yourselves?

President Donald Trump is getting a bitter Washington lesson when he messes with Jeff Sessions – you don’t pick a fight with one of the Senate’s guys.

No really, go fuck yourselves. You won because of Trump. Plain and fucking simple. Sessions should be pushing the Dept. of “Justice” to go after Hillary but he’s busy recusing himself to allow Hillary donors to go after Trump.

 Mueller probe: Meet the lawyers who gave $$ to Hillary, now investigating team Trump

The only thing DC wants to repeal is the last election.

They really need to go fuck themselves.

 

Speaking of DC assholes Getting Trump!, the Wash Post really needs to go fuck themselves.

 

Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the Washington Post for its use of unverified, anonymous sources for its July 21 hit piece against Attorney General Jeff Sessions:

“It is unacceptable for supposed news outlets like the Washington Post to continue a war on the Trump Administration using anonymous sources reading from top secret documents that the reporter never even sees to check the veracity.  It is clear that in the case of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, that he is making substantive changes at the Justice Department that many Obama holdovers despise.  The Attorney General has clearly stated under oath what the content of various conversations he has had are, and has vigorously denied ever talking to the Russian ambassador about the election campaign.  It is normal for opposition campaigns to provide counter narratives, but if the Washington Post wants to maintain even a shred of journalistic respectability, they need to show their work, or they should be ignored.

The Wash Post is unconcerned with journalistic respectability, they have to Get Trump!, that’s all they have. The We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party, whether political or media oriented, are cowardly fuckheads. All they have is anonymity and lies.

They really need to go fuck themselves.

Coup Coup

Taking a break from Go Fuck Yourselves, Brennan, you really need to  Go Fuck Yourself!

“I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future,” Brennan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.

Watch the exchange at 43:36:

Of course it’s a “partisan issue” you fucking smug, superior, elitist asshole. It’s DC against America.

So if their extra-legal coup fails he’s wants to try another coup!

Good luck with that. You’re playing with fucking fire. We aren’t going quietly into that goodnight.

For those fucking ignorant, stupid, corrupt, elitist fuckheads who’ve forgotten,

Although… maybe that should read, “Because Go Fuck Yourselves. That’s Why!”

Speaking of which,  partisan fuckhead on the other side of the divide from GOP voters sez:

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., defended Robert Mueller, special counsel leading the Russia investigation, on Monday and argued he is “anything but” a partisan amid ongoing concerns from the Trump administration about the direction of his investigation.

No really, go fuck yourself. As noticed above, Mueller is working with other Hillary supporters on a coup that Paul Ryan enthusiastically endorses. Fuck him.

I don’t know or care which district is Ryan’s, he needs to be primaried out of office. He needs to never be in a position to lie about what he’s going to do ever again. Go fuck yourself Paul Fucking Ryan you piece of shit.

 

As a student in STEM (engineering/math section), I saw affirmative action in action with them doing everything they could to get girls to graduate. In my school there were maybe 5 or 6 women in the program, only one deserved to be there (a hot red-head but she was on a different schedule from me so we didn’t take classes together, sonomobatch!), the rest were affirmative action types who, if they were men, would not have been accepted. How do you take a woman in your calculus and engineering classes seriously who doesn’t understand algebra? No, really. I was in Calc II with a girl who had no idea that if A=B and B=C then C=A. She obviously did not understand philosophy (logic) either. Except for the hot redhead, they all failed out fairly quickly. Because they didn’t belong there. I’m not saying wymyns don’t belong in STEM, I’m saying stop affirmative action to pretend wymyns who don’t belong there do.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) gave out more than three million dollars to fight “implicit bias,” “microaggressions,” and “lack of diversity” in STEM fields this July.

Take your bullshit and go fuck yourselves. Like nearly all affirmative action bullshit, all our fine betters are doing is setting the people they’re “helping” up to fail while giving themselves an unearned sense of superiority. So seriously, go fuck yourselves.

 

This one has two, count them, TWO, aspects: Arguing With Headlines and Telling Assholes To Go Fuck Themselves!

Headline

Just When You Thought The Trans Lunatics Couldn’t Be More Lunatic

I expect them to get more and more ridiculous. We Have Not Plumbed The Depth Of Their Lunacy!

As for the ‘go fuck yourself’ part.

 “Getting your period while not identifying as a woman can feel like a monthly battle both with your own body and with a world that continuously tells you that your identity isn’t real”

The picture is fucking awesome. Some dude who’s pretending he’s a woman poured some ketchup on his crotch.

Go fuck yourself.

Speaking of which, I have a hate-crime/question that seriously has me confused.

Does a “transgender woman” have man-parts or lady-parts?

I’m serious, I have no fucking idea if a transgender woman is a man pretending to be a woman or a woman pretending to be a man.

I don’t really care all that much, I just get curious about ridiculous things once in a while.

Oh, and if you’re going to lambast me for a hate-crime, go fuck yourself and keep it to yourself.

 

Go Fuck Yourself!

I’m not a racist or a misogynist, I hate all people equally. Racism or any other of Hillary’s Basket Of Deplorables shit is just laziness. There are very many reason to dislike people! Take the time to hate them for who they are, not what their parents looked like.

Oh, and I’m not “transphobic”, I’m just sick and tired of people who demand I celebrate their deals. If you want to be a lesbian trapped in a man’s body I could not care any less. Seriously, fuck who you want, just don’t expect me to care unless you’re fucking me.

For the record, if you’re a gay man trapped in a woman’s body I’d be happy to do the horizontal mambo with you. Hell, when I was 21 or 22 I was ready to bone a dude who was getting the operations to become a woman, ‘he’ was fucking hot as hell. Unfortunately, he still had his tallywacker. That’s a deal-breaker for me. All my orifices are ‘exit only’ so far as sexual intercourse is concerned.

 

Global Warmmongers really need to go fuck themselves.

Another paper confirms “the pause” in global warming –

Yeah, see, we knew that. No matter how much they try to retract it and lie about it, global warmmongers already have admitted it.

cites issues with methods of obtaining average temperature

Those “issues” are that they spend a lot of time figuring out to ‘fix’ accurate temperatures. (Hey Michael Mann!)

Go fuck yourselves.

 

The Editorial Stance of this blog is that convicted terrorist, Brett Kimberlin, really needs to go fuck himself.

Brett Kimberlin’s lawsuit against Mandy Nagy and other conservative bloggers has been, for the most part, dismissed in federal court.

He will be allowed to file in state court if he chooses….

There was a separate state court lawsuit, which we covered in Bloggers defeat Kimberlin defamation suit in state court trial.

The federal court lawsuit has been meandering through the system, with an enormous number of docket entries, with Patrick Frey (of Patterico) the sole remaining defendant. That lawsuit was just thrown out of court, with the court granting Frey’s motion for “summary judgment.”

The Memorandum Opinion (pdf.) and Order are embedded in full at the bottom of this post.

Don’t forget to let the dick hit you in the ass on the way out!

 

For Want Of A Torpedo, millions were killed and/or enslaved!

To all commies and apologists (hey Minitrue/Dem Party/GOP elitist fuckheads), Go Fuck Yourselves!

That’s a bad picture of Che, let’s look at him as a Good Commie!

A Good Commie

And Castro as a good commie!

 

 

Whenever I try to take things seriously I realize I can’t.

Don’t see it?

A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular children’s book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt.
Older versions of the Pippi Langstrumpf [Pippi Longstocking] book entitled ‘Pippi in the South Seas,’ have been discarded by libraries in the Botkyrka municipality.

Pippi fucking Longstocking.

This is my favorite part.

The Botkyrka council has denied claims by Swedish investigative journalist Janne Josefsson that libraries are specifically targeting Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Langstrumpf books, explaining that getting rid of books is a necessary process ‘in order for the space in the shelves to be sufficient.’

They stated that they get rid of books which are ‘worn out,’ ‘outdated’ or ‘have not been borrowed for a long time,’ but admitted to disposing of the Pippi Langstrumpf copies due to ‘racist’ content and replacing them with newer editions without the ‘racial’ phrases.

Now whataya got to say?

 

There was a shootout between a guy with a pistol and a guy with a shotgun in a golf course parking lot. Nobody was hit. Illegal gun owners don’t get to the range that often. But that’s not what’s ridiculous.

This is what’s ridiculous.

  • About 30 minutes after the gunfire, golfers summoned police to the course after seeing two men who were in the area of the shooting ducking in and out of brush Marovitz’s east fence line.A carload of men was stopped nearby, but the city’s link to a national crime database was offline, and officers could not verify the occupants’ identities, gang affiliations, or warrant information, according to an officer.

Seriously? Did Chicago get rid of SCMODs? Does Comcast run the new system?

When I was in the Patent Office someone tried to patent an offender database for cops, I used SCMODs as prior art. Made me laugh it did.

 

Disgust with unresponsive pols is not just a GOP phenomenon. Manchin sided with Obama to kill the coal industry and yet, they keep electing him.

But that’s not what’s ridiculous, this is

A West Virginia woman who is challenging Sen. Joe Manchin (D.) in the state’s Democratic primary criticized him for only focusing on the needs of the state’s voters when gearing up for re-election.

West Virginia is home to roughly 400 Robert Byrd bridges, Robert Byrd Airport that services hundreds, Robert Byrd Highway Overpasses, Robert Byrd Hospitals and more and  this fool thinks West Virginians are upset their elected officials are worried about West Virginia?

I’m sure she’ll do well, she’s obviously running to represent The World!!!!! in Congress. Unless she’s a stalking horse, “My esteemed opponent in the upcoming is too focused on your problems!”

 

It’s pretty ridiculous expecting the GOP to do what they’ve promised to do for the last few elections.

Yup.

Too bad they don’t want to win those issues. Pay Attention!

I can answer this ridiculous question

Clinton Scandal Only Deepens — So Why Is Trump, Not Hillary, Targeted For Investigation?

Because they’re far too busy Getting Trump to go after Democrats’ felonies. Pay Attention! Geez.

 

In Italy, their gov’t is as concerned about their constituents as ours is!

As Italy is torn from inside about what to do with the constant influx of migrants coming from the Mediterranean, the small Italian city of Salsomaggiore decided to host newcomers rather than Miss Italia. Without economic revival and enthusiasm from tourists, hoteliers now rely on the 34 euros a day they are getting for accomodating migrants.

I’m sure they’ll really respect those free hotel rooms too!

 

The ridiculous thing about this is that you know it won’t be enforced against a particular segment of their communities.

Amsterdam, the largest city in the Netherlands and once a mecca for those interested in pot and prostitution, is in the process of criminalizing men approaching women. Though the Netherlands has enjoyed a reputation as a liberal country sans the SJW extremism of Scandinavia, this might be about to change.

The new laws in Amsterdam are aimed at male actions that “frighten” women, according to one of the lawmakers responsible. This kind of highly subjective test, in an age where women write 2,000 word diatribes on “manspreading” on public transportation, is ripe for abuse and overuse.

You know, the segment that’s making Sweden so Feminist Friendly! (now with extra rapine!)

 

Via Wirecutter, this is only ridiculous cuz it’s true.

It’s not funny.

But it is.

 

This sounds ridiculous unless you understand the point.

A government-funded job training program that promised to turn hundreds of residents of Kentucky’s coal country into computer coders so far has spent $2 million to place 17 people in tech jobs

Sure it only got jobs for 17 people but how many bureaucrats does it employ? That was the point.

 

This is so ridiculous I’m surprised I haven’t seen it as a joke.

 

I call bullshit on this.

But last week, it almost seemed like Olive Garden wasn’t feeling the love. Parent company Darden Corporation emailed Malone on July 19, claiming his use of “Olive Garden” as metatags or keywords on allofgarden.cominfringed its intellectual property rights—possibly making visitors think his blog was affiliated with the restaurant chain….

And he is right. An Olive Garden spokesperson told Gizmodo that allofgarden.com “was flagged through automated means and the letter was generated.” The company has since reviewed the complaint and determined that no action was necessary.

Bullshit. It’s ridiculous to think they would automatically generate letters like that. It’s ridiculous to think that large a corporation would allow a computer program to send legal letters to people without a person reviewing it.

I figure that after the publicity they realized how ridiculous it was and are lying to save face.

If they do allow a computer program to send legal letters out, well that would make it more ridiculous and oh so stupid.

 

This is ridiculous bullshit!

After a heartbreaking injury during his latest deployment, heroic military working dog Sgt. Fluffy has been given a service lance corporal to help him through daily life.

Spokesmen for Headquarters Marine Corps told reporters that since Lance Cpl. Michael Johanssen was transitioning out of active service and was no longer needed, they were ecstatic to have the opportunity to hand him off to Fluffy. They believe his presence will help the former working dog cope with the stresses of civilian life and assuage his problems with post-traumatic stress disorder.

I figure it’s just so he can take his human on airplanes and buses. You know it’s illegal to ask for proof he’s a service human anymore,  that system is just ripe for abuse.

 

Via Armslist’s Twitter feed, we see a great hobby.

 

My buddy’s doing a G3, I’d like to do that but I haven’t seen any of those puzzles lately.

 

Forgot a Kindle author the other day and I feel I should make that up,

Glynn Stewart.

I’ve read his 4 book Castle Federation series and it’s very good. I’d say the series is pretty close to a Flint or Weber series.

I found him in the middle of finding a bunch of really bad authors so I wasn’t sure if I remembered liking him.

When I got a Kindle Fire I didn’t download his books but I started thinking I liked him so I downloaded the 4 books and I’m reading it again. He has other books so I’ll be getting those pretty soon.

It’s weird out there, usually I can spot a theme each day but today I can’t, not sure if it’s me or if it’s just that things are so all over the place.

Let’s start with You Will Be Made To Care!

Here we have NJ xesplaining to teens.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities.

I’m sure HS students are mature enough to treat this with the respect and decorum it deserves.

I look forward to Dress Thursday where the football players all wear dresses to use the girl’s bathroom and locker room every Thursday and it will be a hate-crime if anybody tries to stop them.

I’m surprised that’s in NJ, sure they’re solidly Democrat but I figured that was more a corruption thing than a lefty thing. It’s funny that the GOP governor signed that into law. He’s a perfect northeast Republican in the mold of Susan Collins (R-Maine) and John McCain (R-DC).

Which reinforces Harvey’s point that we’re the RINOs, not them.

I think I’m actually the RINO.

I say that because I’m finding more and more that the Republicans aren’t the conservatives. Being a conservative and aligning yourself with a Republican doesn’t make Republicans conservative. It just means you’re aligning with the least liberal, least horrible of the viable options.

I don’t really want to take up the label “RINO” because of what it has represented. But, the reality is, the Republican Party isn’t a bunch of conservatives. But, a bunch of conservatives vote for the Republicans.

Yup.

 

I’m not surprised about Minnesota though.

A recently approved Minnesota Department of Education “toolkit” instructs schools to isolate students who are concerned about sharing bathrooms and locker rooms with transgender students.

Room 101 For You!

I will say I’d bet that makes a lot of students see exactly how morally and intellectually bankrupt lefties are when they’re forced to believe what their betters demand.

 

I used to tutor HS kids in math because AZ students had to pass the AIMS test. It was HS math, heavy on algebra and geometry.

They canceled it because so many kids could not graduate HS because they couldn’t pass it. It was depressing trying to teach kids how to do math when they used their fingers to add 5 to 17 and a calculator to multiply 10*7.

In today’s exciting episode, CA has gone AZ one better.

The chancellor of the California community college system has stated that institutions’ algebra requirements are “the biggest barrier” for “underemployed or unemployed Americans,” and as such is … a civil rights issue.

So you can have a college degree without algebra. Sigh. I’m sure that’ll make people happy to hire CA graduates.

It’s not a civil rights issue, it’s a community issue. Too many communities in our nation do not prize education. It’s absolutely not a “discrimination” deal or else Jewish people would have the same problems.

This is the shit that will get Trump’s supporters pissed off.

First, we have the State Dept derping.

Officials in the Trump administration’s State Department are standing by a recent report criticized by Congress that blamed Israel for terror attacks and claimed Palestinians rarely incite violence, telling the Washington Free Beacon that it remains unclear why terrorists engage in violent acts.

Trump and Tillerson should have slapped that shit down publicly, loudly and rudely. But they didn’t.

There’s a petition at the White House calling for an end to the gov’t stealing property from people not convicted of a crime.

 

If the media really wanted to Get Trump they’d hit him for shit like that, but they don’t understand how anybody could be upset about being evenhanded between murderous terrorists and a liberal democracy  or against the gov’t Taking Money From Criminals (who haven’t been convicted of a crime) so they’re busy lying about him.

 

Here we see believing lefty fantasies has immediate consequences.

The meltdown in Venezuela’s currency is deepening as a crippling dollar shortage and a threat of oil sanctions take their toll on the economy. The black-market rate for the bolivar traded weaker than 8,700 per dollar for the first time, according to dolartoday.com on Friday, compared with the official rate of around 10 and a more widely used alternative rate of 2,757.

What does that mean for investors?

That’s creating an illusion for foreigners observing the country’s stock market, which appears to be valued at $2.57 trillion — bigger than Germany’s, France’s, India’s or Canada’s — but is worth only $3 billion based on the black-market rate.

Like China, if you believe the official numbers you will be boned.

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That’s about perfect.

 

Arguing With Headlines!!!!

EU Indecision Worsens Italy’s Migrant Crisis

There’s a difference between “indecision” and “slowrolling because you want the current system to stay in place.”

 

But we’ve been told that Muslim women would choose the Islamic body sack for women!!!! For Freedom!!!!!

Women burn burqas and men shave beards to celebrate liberation from Isis in Syria

It’s funny how often that’s the first thing women do when freed from subjugation. Although forcing the women to shave their beards is a little far.

 

I was into Spicer at first but the questions go so ridiculous that the press conferences got very boring so I won’t miss him much. I will miss Sean Spicier.

He notices reality in the funniest way.

Faceblock can’t be assed to stop people calling for death to Trump and Republicans or ISIS but attack a preferred group and you’re gone.

You just can’t make this stuff up, Muslim banned from Islamophobia in a flagging campaign by radical Muslims who think he is the wrong kind of Muslim.

Mudderpockers.

 

 

I’d say this says more about the voters

She isn’t “in charge” of that district, that’t the local govt’s job. Who the same people keep electing.

In other words, they vote for people who leave their district looking like that and they also vote for Sheila Jackson Lee. That’s on them.

While I dislike these assholes I don’t blame NY pols for being blatantly corrupt and useless, I don’t blame John McCain for being McCain, I didn’t blame Reid for being so despicable, I blame the people who vote for them.

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I didn’t realize Hitler was a color.

 

Up twinkles?

Once again I get mad at lefties for ruining a perfectly good joke. If I had done that it would have been funn…wait, it’s funnier that it’s serious!

Nevermind.

 

See? It was all over place and it just sorta stopped instead of ending.

Not sure if it’s me or the world.

I blame…..uhhhh…… me!

I know, that’s so 19th century.

Our media is really bad, our gov’t is ridiculous and we’re stuck having to either pretend it’s not that ridiculous or freaking out over how ridiculous it is.

Amazon wants to buy Whole Foods, possibly to put Walmart out of business, and there’s been pushback.

The FTC is probing a complaint brought by the advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, which looked at some 1,000 products on Amazon’s website in June and found that Amazon put reference prices, or list prices, on about 46 percent of them.

An analysis found that in 61 percent of products with reference prices, Amazon’s reference prices were higher than it had sold the same product in the previous 90 days, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter to the FTC dated July 6.

Like many of you I eat food. I often buy that food in places called supermarkets.

Take the other day for instance, at Safeway there was a ‘sale’ where I could “Buy 1 get 3 Free!!’, the one pack of meat was around $18, for a couple pounds of some meat that wasn’t worth $9/lb. I’d bet before the ‘sale’ it was around $3/lb.  They also had some meat On Sale!!!! for only $2.97/lb from $6/lb!!!!! It wasn’t selling for $6/lb the day before I’m sure. Fry’s does the same thing. Giant does the same fucking thing. Hannaford does the same fucking thing. Price Chopper does the same fucking thing (or did, are they still around?). Shop Rite does the same thing (are they still around?).

That’s just supermarkets, how often do you see something ON SALE!!!!!!! for supposedly around 1/2 PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but you saw it the week before and it was maybe 10% more than the SALE PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? I see it a lot. I’m a numbers guy and I remember numbers so I notice that stuff an awful lot.

But our fine betters are mad at Amazon so they’re being hassled for what everybody does. And I mean everybody.

The Rule Of Law in America was never perfect but our betters at least pretended to believe in it. Selective enforcement of the law is worse than not enforcing the law at all.

Our gov’t is demanding that we give it no respect, I don’t see why we shouldn’t agree.

 

Another institution that’s demanding no respect is our fine media.

As Yourish used to say, Israeli Double Standard Day is only on days that end in Y.

Following a day of violence in Israel, the Associated Press headlines: “3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis killed in violence over holy site.” …

After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed to death three Israelis…

Earlier Friday, several thousand Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank clashed with Israeli troops, burning tires or throwing stones and firecrackers. Troops fired live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen hospitalized with live or rubber bullet injuries

So this is the real scorecard:

Palestinian launches murderous attack: three Israelis killed.
Palestinians launch multiple violent attacks: three Palestinians killed.

Fuckheads in minitrue are bigger enemies of Western Civ than ISIS.

 

Nothing major, just talking about how our media is really minitrue.

Between 2008 and 2016, the media were unapologetic about their adoration of President Barack Obama. Now, they are energized by their thorough loathing of President Donald Trump. In tragic fashion, the hubris of deifying Obama has now come full circle to the nemesis of demonizing Trump. The common denominator of the two extremes is the abandonment of disinterested reporting.

When Obama announced his candidacy for president in 2007, the media relinquished pretenses of objectivity.

They were biased against Republicans and for Democrats for a long time. They’d slant stories, Dem scandals were about how the GOP was attacking them, GOP scandals were about the scandal, but under Obama they lied to make stories go away and under Trump they’re making up lies out of whole cloth to try to get him impeached so Hillary can become president apparently.

If they wish hard enough they feel they can make it true. They really want to undo last year’s election.

 

I was looking for something and didn’t find it but I found this and it made me laugh.

“This room is full of mirrors,” the Queen was heard to tell the President (Obama V) as she led him into the Oak Room.

And I bet a dollar he was too stupid to understand she just called him a narcissistic tool.

Cuz he’s an idiot.

That made me laugh my ass off. I’m absolutely sure he had absolutely no idea at all that she was making fun of him. None at all.

 

Now, this is the type of politician we could use here!

MANITOWOC – Manitowoc Common Council Alderman Michael Howe was arrested in the early morning hours of July 4 after being seen with a group of individuals trying to mount “Bernice,” the giant cow statue in front of Cedar Crest Dairy on South 10th Street.

I wonder if alcohol was involved?

…officers believed Howe seemed like he had been drinking…

…asked Howe if he had been drinking and if he had also been driving. Howe admitted to the deputy he had been drinking at the Vic Ferrari concert earlier that night and driving.

Ours are drunk on power and the only cow they like is the Golden Cow

Against the 2nd Amendment and the 2nd Commandment!

 

Uncle links this Blast From The Past! Gecko 45!

A perp popped up from behind the Orange Julius counter with a full auto Kalashnikov with a 75rd drum...

The Mac-man ran for it, at the sight of the bloody guts pouring out his partner’s stomach.I did a quick tactical reload, grabbed the 870P from the harness on my back, and did some rolls over to the movie theater and back flipped over the concession counter while unloading the 5 rounds of 000 into the skeeball machine. My partner was pinned down, I tossed the empty 870, and realized I couldn’t hit the remaining perp due to my the poor angle of attack. I had to act fast or my partner was done for. I leap over the counter again, and low crawled towards the arcade unseen. I crept behind the Mrs. PacMan game,

That’s always made me laugh. Much of that hilarity is because to this day I am unsure if the guy was trying to be serious or if he meant it as a joke.

 

Okay, that’s hilarious.

I’m thinking they did it because it made them feel pretty. If they were trying to disguise themselves they might have shaved their facial hair off. Not many women in the area have such neatly trimmed facial hair.

30 seconds later update!!!!!!

I meant to link this, Doug M does the “rollover” thing on the ISIS graphic and it’s Fahb-you-luss!

I can’t do rollovers, a man has to know his limitations.  so make my day and click! You’ll feel lucky.

 

Slightly used, somewhat scorched, great for riding!

 

First, a little self-reference! The Day Before The Day After Obama I linked Cold Fury who linked Rush who said this

RUSH: This John Lewis business, Trump… I’m telling you, folks, the guy… They just can’t intimidate him, they can’t scare him, they can’t shut him up. He’s back tweeting about John Lewis. Now, you would think that after the press barrage of the last couple of days their effort to shame Trump for, “How dare you attack this man who was beat up on the Pettus Bridge in Selma 50 years ago? How dare you attack him! How dare you?” Trying to shame Trump. “You attack John Lewis, civil rights icon?” So Trump tweets out, “John Lewis lied. He said mine is the first inauguration he’s not gonna attend.

“He didn’t attend the George W. Bush inauguration. John Lewis lied.” Can you say the media is having a cow? My gosh, “Trump doubled down on it!” And the John Lewis office had put out a statement: Yes, that’s true. Congressman Lewis did boycott the inauguration of George W. Bush because he also didn’t think that election was legitimate. Trump was right. So this is the Trump pattern. Do something, the press has a cow, and Trump doubles down. He doubled down. And then, do you know he had a meeting yesterday with Martin Luther King’s son at Trump Tower?

And I wrote

The awesomeness that will hopefully be our future…

It’ll be very entertaining no matter what.

Just as entertaining as I’d hoped, just as pugnacious as I’d hoped and, just as  we all watched during the election and are still seeing, all the right people are still fighting him.

Speaking of which, I wuz wrong in that post

Speaking of Megs, is she working yet? I can’t find anything online about it. Once she’s at NBC, I do look forward to lefties’ about-face on her being Eva Braun.

I also look forward to her daily OUTRAGES!!!!!! about Trump, NBC probably has that in the contract.

While she tried the daily OUTRAGES!!!!! about Trump and whatever lie minitrue whopped up and while she’s not Eva Braun anymore, she’s mostly being ignored because she’s not useful anymore as a Foxnews Personality Who Hates Trump. Now she’s just another Never Trumper but she doesn’t have the required Leftist Toleration and Mostly-Peace that’s required. I should have seen that coming, I just keep expecting some sort of logic and consistency from lefties. I know, I’m embarrassed for myself.

 

Richard Fernandez, Wretchard of days gone by, writes,

Mark Leibovitch, chief national correspondent for the NYT Magazine recorded his impressions of Washington DC,  the town that melted down.  He paints a portrait of Sean Spicer trying to survive “in the shadow of a capricious force”.  He sketches John McCain, in a permanent funk “traveling the globe to the point of weariness, seemingly on a personal mission to reassure allies unnerved by Trump.” He describes the institutional Republicans walking around looking “as if they were bracing for a chandelier to drop on their heads”.  Most compelling of all are cameos of the bit players: the staff members, lobbyists, newspeople, policy wonks in permanent agitation, seeking almost religious consolation in the “old-normal rituals” of a world gone by — like the Congressional baseball game — only to see them turned into a shootfest by a Bernie groupie…

So-called change elections came and went — Obama in 2008, Tea Partyers in 2010 — but nothing seemed to change, except that the people involved seemed to grow richer. Washington kept celebrating itself while the rest of the country became more and more disgusted. The book’s original subtitle, ‘The Way It Works in Suck-Up City,’ reflected a city of norms, fixed positions and predictable guidelines. This was a static system, and you could always figure out how to game it if you stuck around or paid someone who did. This was the Swamp that Trump had promised to drain.”(emphasis me, V)

And for that, he must be opposed, reviled, lie about and fakenewsed at. It’s just axiomatic. RTWT, it’s worth it.

Wretchard is another guy like David Thompson who analyzes what’s going on without letting their preconceptions color what they write.  I also lose and find him again a year or 3 later and realize I should stop losing his links.

In my defense, I don’t ‘upgrade’ computers so much as get a new one when the last one goes belly up so I lose the stuff on that previous computer. That’s why I clicked a PJ Media link from Instapundit, something I’ve learned to not do as the articles are just glomming onto the puppy blender’s readers and rarely match the headline, or they’re just lame link bait, like the one about The Best 4th Of July movies that had Independence Day and didn’t have The Devil’s Disciple with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Sir Laurence Olivier.

Which movie is finally available on DVD, get it, you’ll enjoy it. Next to 1776 it’s probably the most accurate depiction of Revolution-era Americans you’ll see in film. I don’t like Olivier’s Burgoyne though. He’s far too much a typical lefty “cynic”. Which isn’t really a cynic, it’s more of a smug, disdainful, superior jackass who puts others down for trying to do their jobs but doesn’t offer any useful suggestions for how to better proceed. All his failings are someone else’s fault.

 

Ranged on our side? The Conservative Elite!!!!!!!!!, which, like every other of today’s elite, are elite in their minds only.

The rise of Donald Trump not only highlights the fecklessness of the political class but also the blindness of the conservative intellectual elite…

As statesmen deploy their judgment in order to secure the interests of the people, men of thought should be able to provide them a solid and accurate account of present realities and possibilities for the future. As Lincoln stated in the opening of the “House Divided Speech”: “If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.”

See, our Elite!!!!! do not accept current reality and distort the past so they cannot be ‘men of thought able to provide a solid and accurate account of present realities’, they’re too busy trying to keep their power, prestige and income derived from graft.

 

Speaking of our Elite!!!!!!!!! denying reality:  Free Speech!!!!! and the suppression thereof.

The University of California, Berkeley’s decision to block another conservative lecture, this time featuring popular author Ben Shapiro, rightfully sparked a fresh round of disgust among free speech advocates on Wednesday…

During a Senate hearing last month, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, criticized the school in his remarks decrying the state of free speech in higher education. In response, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., ardently defended her state’s flagship university.

“I know of no effort at Berkeley, at the University of California, to stifle student efforts to speech,” she said at the time, continuing, “And if there is a specific effort, I would certainly appreciate it if people brought that to my attention.” (emphasis me again, V)

I guess she doesn’t have a tv.

Which leads to this.

Over the last week or two I keep seeing more graphics that say something like “A Fascist (or homophobe or islamophobe or…) is someone who wins an argument with a liberal

That was the before, we’re in the Now.

Attempts to argue are macroaggressions and not to be tolerated by the forces of Tolerance and Mostly-Peace.

 

I like Legal Insurrection, but really, pay attention!

Six months into Trump’s presidency and Congressional Republicans have fumbled the Obamacare repeal ball four times (by my count).

Saying they “fumbled” it is like saying the 1919 White Sox had a bad couple of games in the Series.

McConnell is part of the problem, he’s stifling a solution. It’s not all that hard to figure out. All he has is 

and all he tries to do is get someone like Trey Gowdy to throw fish at my face.

So what the heck is going on?

No one seems to know exactly, not even Senate Republicans.

Seriously? Anybody paying attention knows that’s going on. 

Regardless, watching the Republican health care reform novella unfold makes it hard to understand why Senate GOP leadership hasn’t attempted getting everyone in the same room to hash out what’s possible for passage.

Barring a few like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, they don’t want to pass anything except ‘fixes’ for Obamadebaclecare.

Related, Stephen Greene links the WSJ because I can’t.

The House bill isn’t perfect—no bill ever is—but it amounts to the biggest entitlement reform in history. It repeals crushing taxes. It dramatically cuts spending. And it begins the process of stabilizing the individual health-care market and expanding consumer freedom.

None of this is good enough for a handful of senators, so now it’s time to make this exercise all about them. Mr. McConnell should make clear that the overwhelming majority of the Republican Party stands ready to make good on its repeal-and-replace campaign promise—and that it would have done so already were it not for a cynical or egotistic few. It’s time for some very public accountability.

That rests in Mr. McConnell giving his caucus a drop-dead date to broker a compromise, after which he will proceed to bring up the House bill. And any Republican who votes against moving forward, “a motion to proceed,” will forever be known as the Republican who saved ObamaCare.

Again, McConnell is part of the problem, he’s one of the Few. Never was so much taken from so many by so few. In America at least, that’s what commie nations do.

Ignore his commentary or at least read it as “GOP  and the Democrats could agree on almost any “reform” bill, so long as it brought more money and power to Washington“/

I’m not sure if he’s trolling for hits on the comment section or is just a little too Elite for me, but he writes some epically stupid things there. Like saying that the reason Russia doesn’t have a working carrier is because of poverty and geography instead of the fact that merely building a carrier does not mean you can use it, just ask France.

You need to study the science of how to make complicated ships work. That’s not easy. I forget the name, but it’s something like ‘systemology’ or something. Britain, America, Germany and Japan know this, it’s a requirement for a powerful navy. Hell, even a battleship is much more than just a big chunk of iron with huge guns on it. It’s a system that has to work together.

 

 

 

CNN: The Most Trusted Name In Fakenews!ff

And his 991 tweets spawned a sea of liberal tears spiced with a boatload of butthurt.

As for the “0 pieces of major legislation”, he needs the GOP to give him some major legislation to sign, they’ve been fighting him harder than the Dems. The Dems actually haven’t been fighting at all, they don’t have to as there’s only a few GOP Congresscritters who want to fight them.

 

Speaking of Butthurt Republicans, via Paco, the butthurt from this would be awesome in its epicness.

The news that Southern-fried rock/rapper Kid Rock will be running for some timeserving Dem hack’s Senate seat in Michigan should make every normal American smile and spill a 40 to his homies. The future Senator Rock deserves your eager support for two critical reasons: First, it will drive the liberals insane. Second, it will make George Will and the rest of Team Fredocon soil themselves.

Eggs Fucking Xactly! Hell, Boehner might even cry for us. I miss him for that. Ryan surely isn’t any more interested in doing what he’s been elected to do but the spectacle of the Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives crying on the floor of Congress is just too illustrative of exactly how badly we are being represented by our representatives.

I don’t like Kid Rock’s music, but I like him cuz he’s a good guy and he’s on America’s side. Which is rare in music these days.

 

Aw shit, Trump is fucking up Syria.

REPORTS SURFACE TODAY THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CANCELLED THE 2012/2013 COVERT CIA PROGRAM GIVING WEAPONS TO ISIS AND AL-QAEDA IN SYRIA.  [WASHINGTON POST LINK]

No, no, no, no. No. Syria needs more arms. Shake up that bucket of scorpions and keep Iran and the House of Saud fighting there.

Although… I could be convinced that it’s to get them to focus on the Arabian peninsula so the nukular war is there, Iran and Pakistan while leaving the eastern Med mostly nuke-free. Maybe Mattis and Tillerson are the ones who changed the policy.

But I’m still in favor of More Small Arms To Moderate Jihadis In Syria!!!! to keep those scorpions savaging each other.

Some of the above links are my cruising or from Larwyn’s Lynx, that’s my second favorite lynx.

 

Societal collapse looks like this

Police and prosecutors say little can be done legally after the revelation that a group of teens filmed the dying moments of a 32-year-old disabled man last week, with the teens mocking, cursing and laughing while the man drowned in a fenced-off pond.

Nobody has empathy anymore. Solipsism is on the rise.

 

This seems like a good idea but I’ve gotta say, I think it’s very, very, very, very bad.

Three Rivers ISD administrators are going shopping for a paddle.

As part of a new policy approved by the board Tuesday, the paddle, likely to be wood, will be used to administer corporal punishment when a student misbehaves at school…

Three Rivers Independent School District trustees voted 6-0 on the motion, with one trustee absent. The policy states only a campus’ behavior coordinator or principal can administer the disciplinary measure at their discretion. Three Rivers ISD students, whose parents have provided written and verbal consent, will receive one paddling for his or her infraction when they misbehave at school.

Some of the parents who provide consent will be good parents whose kids probably won’t need much if any paddling. They already get it at home.

I’d bet quite a few are parents who’ve raised insolent, disrespectful snowflakes like the ones above how thought it was funny to watch someone die and are trying to outsource parenting.

And I’d also bet that many of the ones who give consent will decide that their precious snowflake did not deserve the paddling and/or hit too hard so we’ll see lawsuit after tearful article about how horrible the teacher and the school are.

But at least they’re trying.

 

Although… I’d say societal collapse can look like this too.

Plumbers have rights too you know.

 

Again.

I did something I was loathe loath to do, I figured out what it was going to cost me to get a new body for that engine.

I was going to have to spend probably $8-10k more to own two cars, a running El Camino and an albatross around my neck in the guise of a Caballero with an engine in the bed. Or… I could spend yet another couple grand, I’d hope but probably more knowing that fucking thing, and have a running Caballero worth maybe 3 or 4 grand. So for the low cost of $10-$12k on top of the nearly $10k I’ve already spent I’d have a car and an albatross and a lot less money to buy a house next year. I also have to spend another $1,500 to get the seats reupholstered in my Mustang and fix the BBK throttle body that’s 8 or 9 years old and acting up, I was going to have to put off the seats on the Mustang.

So I decided to keep the albatro….Caballero and, try (wish me luck on this shit) to go the classic car plates route so I don’t have to get emissions. I start school next month and it’ll take a year so next year I’ll move somewhere with no emissions.

I went to the DMV, they said I need Collector Car insurance. My insurance company needs pictures so tomorrow my plan is to register the thing and start driving it. Caballero plans tend to not work, so we’ll see.

The guy who was trying to get it emissioned did a bunch of work on it and it’s finally right. He adjusted the carb and timing, which none of the other people seemed to know how to do correctly, which the first asshole made sure was necessary by taking them off a tuned engine for some inexplicable reason and the 4th or 5th guys screwed up the timing trying to make a top-end car (power band at 5,000+ rpm) into an off-the-line car.

They’re the ones who wanted me to change the carb, I have a brand new Holley 750 4bbl that Blueprint said was right, and distributor, I have new HEI distributor again that Blueprint said was right, to make it faster off the line, which every other mechanic said was not going to work. A bigger, differently geared, rear-end and a manual transmission would be the way to do that according to my buddy in VA.

I might still do that, but if I do then I’d have to relive my teen years and take up power-sliding again… I mean, take up drifting.

I will say that in 1982-84 I did far more exciting ‘drifting’ in my 72 Cutlass Supreme with an Olds 350 4bbl. It was my specialty. I used to give rides. Hell, when I was  16-18 and learning that shit in my 72 Dart with the 196 straight six I did 360s far better than that, on snow and ice cuz a 196 can’t make the tires spin on pavement, but still. I used an egg-timer to track my 0-60 on that Dart.

So my plan is to put the Mustang under a cover and drive the Caballero for the summer and then contrariwise when I can put the top down. I am not looking forward to dealing with the Caballero again, but I hope I found a mechanic HeyZeus has not gotten to. The bastid.

 

Let’s tube!

It’s funny how many outlets said that This Poll Showing GOP Voters Are More Motivated Should Scare Democrats!!!!!! and yet, if you read the comments on righty blogs, it’s the establishment pricks in the GOP who should be worried.

Given the GOP’s campaign against ObamaCare and their failure to repeal it, I would find this encouraging if I were a Democrat…

What is already energizing the Republican vote for 2018 is the prospect for ousting more establishment RINOs in the primaries than at any time in history…

This is what morons like Rags, the MFM and liberals in particular cannot fathom…that people are P1SSED at THIS lot of Republican Democrats!

Get these road blocks to progressed removed and people put in place who will carry out what they said they would!…

 

Primary season is going to be even more interesting than when Tea Partiers were trying to get rid of them. Tea Partiers were still polite and respectful. Today, those people are sick and tired of being called vicious names by all our fine betters in DC and minitrue, they’re not going to be so polite. Remember when they primaried Murkowski and the GOP closed ranks to get her elected anyway? I do not see that shit working next year. If they pull that shit expect the Dem to win and the GOP to blame their voters.

 

The difference between what is important to Americans and what the media is trying to get us to care about.

Bloomberg released a poll Monday in which they gauged Americans’ mood six months into the new presidency. While Trump didn’t fare too well, Americans are quite optimistic about the economy in general and their personal financial health. As part of the study, Bloomberg asked respondents what they think is the top issue facing the country. Here are the results:

Not surprisingly, health care tops the list of concerns, followed by jobs and security issues. These findings are pretty typical, though the collapse of Obamacare and the GOP bills to fix it have caused health care to surge higher than usual. But look toward the center of the list. Russia, the issue that has dominated press coverage since the November election, scores a paltry 6 percent on Americans’ top concerns.

Notice where “taxes” is on that graph. They keep pushing that as if it was a big deal in the election but it was the lawlessness of the former admin, Obamacare and illegal immigration that Trump rode to victory. That stuff is not important to our fine media betters though so they ram their priorities down our throats.

 

Coup Coup

Mueller’s Fishing Expedition appears to be rolling right along.

The U.S. special counsel investigating possible ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russia in last year’s election is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump’s businesses as well as those of his associates, according to a person familiar with the probe.

They really don’t want to know what happens if they lawlessly ‘fix’ the election we screwed up last year.

Notice that the people who put their money, instead of ours, where their mouths are are worried.

Major U.S. stock indices, which had been trading higher in the morning, fell as traders worried that the probe could derail Trump’s growth agenda.

Yup. Putting Pence and therefore the establishment pricks in the GOP in charge would fuck the whole thing up.

 

Speaking of which,

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum.  They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.”  Here’s my answer:

We Right-thinking people have tried dignity.  There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.  We tried statesmanship.  Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?  We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney?  And the results were always the same.

We finally have someone ready to push back against the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party and the vicious liars in Minitrue and some people seem to think he’s too confrontational. When Mitt fucking Romney is the Next Hitler!!!!!! you know it’s time to start fighting back using their rules.

Something the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party and the vicious liars in Minitrue refuse to allow to even be said

I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.  I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks.  I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.  Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

Exactly. RTWT, it’s very smart. You can tell cuz it agrees with stuff I’ve written.

 

Lest we forget that lefties aren’t just vicious, they’re fascists who refuse to accept that alternate viewpoints are valid and should not be aired.

SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT FACEBOOK BLOCKED MORE THAN TWO DOZEN CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC PAGES IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD, SOME WITH MILLIONS OF FOLLOWERS, SAYING ONLY THEY WERE “SUSPECTED OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES.”

Faceblock knows which side of the current war they’re on, and it’s the side of fascist censors.

 

Oh yay!

The head of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned the U.S. that it better move its forces away from his country if Washington imposes new sanctions on his paramilitary group.

Good luck with that. Somehow I don’t think Mattis uses the adjective “powerful” when discussing the Revolutionary Guard. He probably uses words like “target”, “killing field” and “pig-skin coffins”.

 

Do you think that Akbar Britain noticed that Benny Hill and Monty Python are the most popular things about their nation and they’re trying to out-ridiculous them?

Home Secretary Amber Rudd will today propose to make possessing them illegal everywhere, whether in public or at home.

A long list of dangerous weapons that glamorise violence will also be included in the total ban, putting them on the same legal footing as unlicensed firearms.

They include sword sticks, butterfly knives and blowpipes, as well as a range of martial arts weapons such as deathstars (deathstars? throwing stars you arseholes) and handclaws.

Only people having the weapons for bonified ceremonial or religious reasons will be exempt from the ban.

Ms Rudd is also looking at making it compulsory to buy all knives in person rather than ordering for delivery to keep them out of children’s hands.

A new offence could be created of delivering them to private property.

Or are their oligarchs really that stupid? Blowpipes? Are they going to then outlaw copper pipes when people use that?

Banning normal items is what you do When Something Must Be Done!!!!!!! but you’re out of ideas.

The scariest, most ridiculous thing I’ve read in a long time.

But the police are still powerless to confiscate or arrest suspects who keep the large blades with serrated edges at home.

No really. They’re upset it’s legal to have a bread knife in your house.

Have they outlawed the longbow yet? I know most of their flags are haram, but I’m just wondering how much of their history they’re going to erase.

Up next? Neville Chamberlain’s brilliant foreign policy made it possible for the next Prime Minister, Winston someone or other, to fight WWII.

 

See, now this guy is doing something useful.

Sergei Paylian was only 14 years old when he was horrified by the death of his young, attractive neighbor in Tbilisi, Georgia. As was the local Soviet custom at the time, her open coffin was carried through the street to the sound of music as a shocked teenage Sergei looked on, confronted for the first time with the issue of his own mortality.

It sparked a lifelong obsession with aging – and how to reverse it.

Now, standing in his neat Florida laboratory that looks more like a dentist’s office, the 66-year-old scientist is explaining how a lifetime of research has culminated in a purified extract he calls bioquantines, ‘combinatorial biologics’ incorporating other species such as frogs and, in the future, sharks that he believes is the key to curing diseases – and even death.

When injected into humans, he claims, the bioquantines find their way to diseased or damaged cells and help restore them to a healthier state.

The name is far better than Umbrella Corp

The company Dr Paylian founded, Bioquark, is part of a broader project called ReAnima

A zombie-apocalypse, like an asteroid strike, would be a great sorting device.

When you have no practical skills a fall of civilization pretty much ensures you’re not going to do well. What happens when Domino’s stops delivering and even Amazon Prime can’t get you your quinoa from Whole Foods?

 

Sorta short on content so let’s Pic Post at the end.

Et #2 Brute?

 

 

I don’t really like this one but

 

The rest are keeping their mouths shut so we don’t know the percentages but there are obviously enough of those types to kill lots of people.

Although I’d say the caption should read, ” If you are not a Muslim or a sufficiently similar Muslim…”

 

I don’t look like this, my tits are hairy for instance, but it’s my philosophy.

That’s one thing that many people cannot understand, I treat you the way you treat me. I start nice and polite, but if you call me names I’m all outta fucks so I make sure you know I think you’re a little too dim and full of hate to be taken seriously. It doesn’t accomplish anything but give me a laugh and get fools to leave me alone.

But my favorite part is the end. I can not give a fuck very fucking hard. That was a hard lesson but a useful one.

 

Can I get a Heh?

 

 

Now, while computers and technology hate me (as well as mechanics and GMC’s apparently), that doesn’t mean I’m a luddite but…

Sometimes progress isn’t a good thing.

How awesome would it be if CA was still 3 1/2 months away?

Books!

Posted: July 19, 2017 by veeshir in Crapblog News, Random Crap

I’ve been reading more kindle books, I’ve bought maybe 3 or 4 books in the last year.

So what have I been reading? ‘

To let you know what I like so you can see how you’d like my suggestions, I’d say that Heinlein, Niven, Pournelle, SM Stirling , Eric Flint, David Drake, David Weber, Forstchen, John Ringo and, recently, Tom Kratman, BV Larson and Jack Campbell/John Hemry are my favorites in the sci-fi realm.

If you haven’t read the last two, check them out. BV Larson’s Swarm series is my favorite of his, Undying Mercenaries is pretty good too.

Campbell/Hemry’s series I like the best are The Lost Fleet, it gets bogged down in the second and third book of the second part of that series (due to the husband/wife stuff where the captain (wife) keeps giving the admiral (husband) a hard time on the bridge during operations), but overall it’s at least as good as Honor Harrington. I got pretty sick of Harrington by the 6th or 7th book and got back into it around book 10 or so. I skipped a few books in the middle of that when I last read it.

The other series of his that’s very good is Stark’s War. It’s a very good look at where we could be headed in a couple hundred years with a soldier class that doesn’t interact with civilians and everybody thinks that voting is a waste of time cuz all you do is trade one set of fuckheads for another (sound familiar?). It’s told from the POV of a sergeant.

I met Kratman when he co-authored a Posleen War book with Ringo, Yellow Eyes that’s fantastic, and his series that starts with A Desert Called Peace is very good. It’s about a future where the UN achieves their goal of getting rid of America…by getting people like me to leave Earth. Then they start to want to take over the new Earth but….meet some pushback so they get terrorists to start a war that starts with a zeppelin crashing into a tall skyscraper. It’s sorta….. familiar.

He’s the one who wrote my favorite definition of insanity/ definition of the Democratic party.

Where you do everything differently yet expect the same results.

 

On to the Kindle authors!

While I don’t think Taylor Anderson is primarily a kindle guy, that’s how I met him. His Destroyerman series is pretty darn good. It’s like a cross between Forstchen’s Lost Regiment series and Sliders.

There are a bunch of parallel universes that include the Earth but they developed differently. Some very similar, some very different.

The one they go to is very different, to the point of vastly different flora and fauna.

It’s a 10 or more book series and I read it all. It was a good week.

 

I’ve also read every book by PK Lentz, all 5 or 6 or so. His books also have the different universe thing going on, Layers he calls them.

They’re cheap, I just paid 99 cents to pre-order his next book, but very good. He’s obviously into ancient history. One book takes place in Asgard, another in ancient Greece. I first read it before reading Thucydides and I’m now re-reading his ancient Greece series (two books) and it’s funny how I understand it a lot more now. Our Hero is not in Thucydides, but many of the rest are.

I enjoyed his books as much as I’ve enjoyed just about any other author except maybe Heinlein, Niven and Pournelle (even though I wish Pournelle had finished his Janissaries series)

 

Glen Doucette is another author I like. His series about an immortal is up and down, but cheap and worth at least checking out. He’s not some superman/godlike guy, just some dude who was born tens of thousands of years ago and is still alive. He hasn’t been friends with Alexander the Great and Caesar and that kind of stuff, he just goes around, getting drunk and seeing what’s what. The first one is probably the best, but the rest are pretty good.

 

Marc Alan Edeilhet’s Stiger series is another pretty good one.  As I recall, it takes place on another planet where they lost technology. Sorta like Stirling/Drake’s The General series (which is a great series), without the cool, riding dogs thing.

 

I’ve talked about it before, but Dennis Taylor’s We Are Legion. We Are Bob and the sequel, For We Are Many, is very good. A guy pays to have his head frozen and wakes up in the future but it’s not quite what he expected. You’ll want to be Bob.

 

Another series I like is Craig Alanson’s Expeditionary Force. It gets better as you go and it started pretty good.

I don’t want to write about authors I’ve read that suck, since the books usually only cost a buck or three, I’ll let you figure that out but I will touch on one.

The Eden Plague starts out….okay, but quickly gets bad. Let’s Kill Off Half Of Humanity For Some Stupid Reason bad. Let’s make the good guys into fucking vicious assholes bad. Our Hero is a moron who always does the wrong thing, which wrong thing usually results in millions of deaths. But his peeps are LOYAL!!!!!! Geez. I’d put a bullet in his head by the end of the first book because, while I don’t like most people, that doesn’t mean I want you all dead.

Well, that’s that. Your turn. Any e-book authors you like?