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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?

Important, Above The Fold Screenshot I Forgot To Post, Update!!!!!!!!

So not just hateful and dishonest but stupid too!

 

Just not here. I’m pretty sick of it and I don’t get Foxnews or CNN anymore. Every local broadcast is full of Russia and Trump COLLUDING!!!!

Not important, I just love that Trump left that gif of him body-slamming CNN up on his Twitter feed

That’s Winning!.
Losers!

A Hawaii judge yesterday ordered a nationwide loosening of Donald Trump’s temporary ban on US entry for some travellers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling that the administration’s strict ­approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.

So the Supreme Court ruled and the Dems got this partisan asshole to disagree?

 

Just a little, peripheral, Russia.

Veselnitskaya’s presence in the United States alone ought to be the source of suspicion that not only is the Trump-Russian collusion narrative suspect in this case but that the real inquiry ought to be into whether the encounter was a small part of a larger attempt to trap the Trump campaign.

The Russian lawyer wasn’t even supposed to be here. She had been denied a visa for entry into the United States in late 2015, but given a rather extraordinary “parole” by the federal government to assist preparation for a client subject to an asset forfeiture by the Justice Department. That was in January. The client was Prevezon Holdings, a Russian company suspected of having been paid some portion of $230 million stolen by Russian mobsters. When Sergey Magnitsky a Russian lawyer representing a company that had been the victim of the theft, reported it to authorities in Moscow he was promptly jailed and beaten to death…

So it’s not so much Colluding With Russia as Democrats working with murderous assholes and harming our country because they are unhappy with the last election.

Our political parties and partisan judiciary are the worst threat to our system of gov’t there is.

Speaking of threats to our system of gov’t, Minitrue!

Identifying the worst of journalism has become a battle of superlatives. One outlet does something barely comprehensible in its stupidity. Rather than learn from it, other news organizations try to outdo them.

That was the case this week, where a Washington Post piece blamed a right-wing radio host for the shooting of GOP Rep. Steve Scalise and four others. Yet, things are so bad, it wasn’t the worst story. This was also the same week where CNN’s Poppy Harlow couldn’t even tell the Star Spangled Banner from the French national anthem. She wasn’t the worst, but I’m a native of the city that brought us that song and think she deserves a dishonorable mention.

It’s a race to the most obvious, despicable lie told with a straight face.

Each week there’s a more despicably dishonest lie from the NYTimesWashPostCNN which lie is then disseminated by the NYPostABCCBSNBCnon-HannityFoxNewsetc., they ignore the corrections or memory-holing that inevitably come soon thereafter.

Related

 

The blithering idiocy of NeverTrumpers!

A specific example of elite solidarity across partisan lines appeared in a New York Post column by Maureen Callahan. She peruses the guest-list for an annual soiree hosted by Washington Post heiress Lally Weymouth in the Hamptons:

It was full of politicians and power brokers — the ones who pantomime outrage daily, accusing the other side of crushing the little guy, sure that the same voter will never guess that behind closed doors, they all get along.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner partied with billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, who rubbed shoulders with billionaire GOP donor David Koch.

Chuck Schumer and Kellyanne Conway were there. So were Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Ronald Lauder, Carl Icahn, Joel Klein, Cathie Black, reporters Steve Clemons and Maria Bartiromo, columnists Richard Cohen and Margaret Carlson, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Ray Kelly, Bill Bratton and Steven Spielberg.

Like Pepper Gomez and Ray Stevens, these denizens of the 1% are fierce partisans in front of the cameras, but old pals at a tony party or a chic restaurant or a high-end golf resort. They share the same zip codes, the same tastes, the same amenities of celebrity and wealth, and ultimately the same interest: keeping themselves on top, and hoi polloi at a distance.

They’re not worried about being intelligent, consistent or honest, they’re worried about saving their phoney-baloney jobs so they’re Getting Trump!

 

More Unproven Accusations By Trump proved oh so accurate.

Scoop: Manaforts phone was illegally bugged during meeting with Russian Lawyer, confirmed by multiple sources. Lynch ordered it.

So Obama was wiretapping Trump. But the Never Trumpers at the NYPostNYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCFoxnewsetc, aside from Hannity, are still calling it ‘unproven’, ‘inadvertent’ or ‘totally justified because Trump Was Colluding!!!!’ depending on which hurts Trump the most.

 

The Wash Post, Jew-haters extraordinaire, explain the Temple Mount is

a “Jerusalem mosque complex”

If lefties knew history, or even current events, would they still be so fucking hate-filled?

Yes, they’re aggressively and willfully ignorant so they’re impervious to reality.

 

Let’s EUnuchstanian Cultural Suicide!

A few months ago I saw a chart at IB that showed the Sweden was not the Rape Capitol Of The World.

 

As you can see, it says “Reported”

As I wrote then, that’s only the ones they admit to, let’s see how they’re handling it now as it gets so bad they’ve made music festivals “Female Only

 The government believes that we do not need to investigate further immigrant crime. Everyone claims to be in agreement that they are overrepresented in crime, but that the difference is reduced by taking into account various socio-economic factors. According to the government, we should not investigate immigrants’ crime further without focusing on helping them with better socio-economic circumstances.

Socio-economic circumstances? Ummm, how about enforcing your laws? You know how not to help someone’s socio-economic circumstances? You don’t enforce the laws where they live.

 

In Akbar Britain we’ve seen a rash of acid attacks by “boys”.

Police said on Saturday they have charged a 16-year-old boy with 15 offences following a spate of recent acid attacks in London.

On Friday, British police arrested two teenagers after five acid attacks against moped riders in less than 90 minutes across east London on Thursday left several people with facial burns, including one with horrific injuries.

They’re not telling us the names because they’re minors, but I’m gonna bet at least one of their names rhymes with ” Sabdul” or “Johamed”. I’m also sure that if their names were “Bert” or “Nigel” those names and their pictures would be leaked.

With the de rigueur quote

“It’s already an offence to carry acid or a corrosive substance to cause harm,” Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokeswoman said…

Let’s make it even more illegaler to throw acid at people! That’ll work. such people might break one law about assault but surely they’ll be deterred by a law against carrying the weapon they’re going to use for said assault!

I can help them with this

“We are working with the police to see what more we could do.

How about you walk around Brit cities and look for people flying the ISIS flag and calling for death to those who insult Islam?

I know, that’s a hate-crime in Akbar Britain. Remember, there will always be an Akbar Britain!

 

The worst part for Akbar Britain is that they’re fighting EUnuchstanian oligarchs too.

A leaked memo says

French bankers are plotting to ‘actively disrupt’ the City
The London financial centre is worth £66 billion a year to the Treasury
The City’s Brexit envoy says Macron has declared ‘open war’ on the Square Mile
French representatives are now offering firms big money to move to Paris

That’s a casus belli if ever I’ve heard one. Of course, for that Akbar Britain would have to get rid of their entire gov’t and elect some with balls and love of Britain and its culture. That’s a hate-crime so not likely to happen. Peacefully at least. I wonder if the Brit peasants will fight back against the death of their culture.

 

Pakistan and Iran get frisky!

Two Iranian civilians were killed in an alleged cross-border attack by suspected militants on Saturday, according to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.

A statement on the Guards’ Sepah News website said, “On Saturday evening, a terrorist team… fired (ammunition) from within Pakistani territory towards the Iranian border region of Saravan. Two local workers in the region were martyred in this terrorist attack,” read the statement.

For “Two Iranian civilians” read, “Two terrorists, possibly/probably Republican Guard”.

The suspense on whether Pakistan will get involved in the Middle East nukular war is one of the uncertainties out there. Along with where we’ll get into a war with Russia, the middle east or eastern Europe. And there’s China, will we get into a war with them over Taiwan or the South China Sea? I’d bet China was rooting for both when Obama made it so we had no nukular carriers at sea.

The world thought Hillary would be POTUS and she would continue Obama’s policy of US Out Of Everywhere!!!!, instead they got Trump. I just can’t fully explain how funny I find it that the world is afraid of our poofy-haired maniac. That has to have the murderous commie dictators in China furious. “That’s our shtick!”

 

Clintonian Chutzpah!

Yes, according to Granma Euro-Lite (Reuters), the wizened old king  (the current murderous Castro murderously dictating in Cuba V) did say this yesterday, in response to the Trumpinator’s new Cuba policy. :

“We reject the manipulation of the topic of human rights against Cuba, that can be proud of much in this area, and does not need to receive lessons from the United States nor anyone,”

He’s right up there with China, Norks and Saudi Arabia for Human Rights Perfection! (that means “none”)

 

We have a serious problem in our criminal justice system.

Plea bargains are by far the most common way cases are settled in courts across the country. Most research claims anywhere between 95 percent to 97 percent of criminal cases in America never go to trial. Instead, they are hashed out between prosecutors, defense attorneys and defendants.

More than 90% are plea bargains because the system is overwhelmed. With repeat offenders.

There’s no ‘rehabilitation’ in the system for criminals, jail is where they get three hots and a cot and talk to other criminals. Jail is notably lawless what with the various gangs, not to mention if jailhouse rape is as prevalent as supposed. How can someone be rehabilitated if they live in a lawless state where Might Makes Right?

The problem is that the system is so huge and has so many people going through it that a change would be nearly impossible. Especially since lawyers like the current system and they’re the ones who make the laws and decide what the laws mean.

 

Speaking of ignoring reality, Chicago!

Rahm sent out a letter explaining how public pensions in Chicago are totally going to be Solvent For Centuries!

But there’s a bit of reality that’s being ignored.

llinois’s biggest financial challenge, the $130 billion debt to its workers’ pension funds, may only get bigger thanks to the budget that pulled the government back from the brink.That spending plan, pushed through by lawmakers eager to keep Illinois’s bond rating from being cut to junk, allows the state to sink deeper into the hole by giving it five years to phase in hundreds of millions of dollars in increased contributions to four of its five retirement plans.

Those extra payments stem from the funds’ decisions to roll back forecasts for what they expect to make on their investments, which means Illinois will need to set aside more money to ensure it can cover pension checks due in the decades ahead.

Can-Kicking 101!

Since it’s Chicago you know retired pols will get their pensions in perpetuity while cops and firefighters will have to deal with consequences of unrealistic promises.

 

This is pretty cool. 100 top movie props. It’s all one page so you don’t have to keep clicking, I’d scrolled down and just read the ones that interested me. The neuralyzer had a flash-bulb in it, they had to change it after every use. That’s pretty inventive. Charlton Heston’s tablets in the Ten Commandments were granite, his double used plastic ones. Yes, Heston was more manly than a stunt-man. I bet lefties still can’t get his guns from his cold-dead hands.

 

I am very surprised they chose the “egg box” from Pink Flamingos.

That’s the sickest and most twisted movie I’ve ever seen and that’s a sick bit. That fat lady spent the whole movie spread across that crib, eating eggs. In any other movie that would be the most twisted part, in Pink Flamingos it was about the least disturbing bit. At the end, Divine eats some dogshit off the ground and smiles with shit flecking ‘her’ teeth and that’s not even close to the most disturbing part of the movie.

John Waters stumbled around bars in the Dundalk section of Baltimore looking for the most bizarre people to put in movies, he found some beauts.

I walked into a Barnes and Noble in the 90s looking for this movie, the snotty jerk behind the counter sniffed and told me they don’t have such movies! He was happy to see me leave.

 

Let’s end on some Truth!

Putting a coffee can on the exhaust and a shopping cart handle on the trunk doesn’t change that.

 

Engine update!

I’m looking at 4 bodies in particular. There are three 66 El Caminos and a 65 Impala SS convertible. There are some 62 and 66 Rivieras I’d love to get, but they have 7.0 liter big-blocks that need work. I don’t want to be the guy who took out a big block and put in a small block. I’m pretty sure there’s a place in Hell for that and I’d like to avoid it.

The Impala is my choice, but the El Caminos could be ready with around $5k while it would take at least $10k for the Impala but…. 1965 Impala SS convertible!!!!!! If I paint it it would probably be worth more than double the El Caminos. I’ve seen them in the high-$30K region if they’re even decent while it takes a really nice El Camino to get up there.

Also, all the El Caminos have engines, the Impala doesn’t. I would put them in the Caballero, not running just put in, possibly in the bed, and sell it with an engine, which would make it worth more and save me more money in this deal.

I have some money I’m saving to buy a house and if I use it for the Impala I’d probably have to sell it when I’m ready to buy the house. With the El Caminos I’d be able to keep them. But 1965 Impala SS convertible!

And yeah, I wanted the car to drive in the summer to save the top on my Mustang, but 1965 Impala SS convertible!!!!!! It’s just awesome. There is nothing like two tons of convertible Detroit steel barreling down the road.

Since I used up one of my Gs, I’m at 2G on my phone’s hotspot. It’s usually at 3 Gs, I didn’t realize that having one less G would make everything so sssssllllllloooooooooowwwwwwwww. I haven’t been to Ace’s for a few days, his site is so full of ‘stuff’ it takes about 10 minutes to load. Seriously.

Centurylink doesn’t do my area of Tempe so it’s either Cox or DirecTv. Faced with those options, I opted to get more Gs using my phone, so I have 3 or 4 times as many Gs. We’ll see how it works out.

So until my new Gs come through I’m tubing with only 2 of them. I didn’t realize that Gs were so important, I thought the ‘G’ was silent in tubin’.

Eh, let’s do a short, slow tube.

 

Germany is doing cultural suicide but Sweden is doing it far more aggressively.

This is a country where rapes by Muslim men are systematically ignored by the authorities or responded to with minimal punishment. Routinely, Swedish courts refuse to return these monsters – some of whom have repeatedly subjected small boys and girls to violent sexual abuse – to their home countries for fear that they’ll be put in danger. In other words, Swedish judges care more about the safety of foreign rapists than that of Swedish children…

It’s a country where the government rolls out the red carpet for returning ISIS members, giving them special benefits, in hopes that they’ll see the light and put down their weapons.

“Fuck you! I’m going to save myself by drinking this toilet cleaner!”

They appear to be actually angry at reality, it keeps not doing what it’s supposed to do. Jihadi are just friends we haven’t met! Everybody wants to live in peace, tolerance and happiness!

 

It’s a good thing our spy agencies are in all out war with the POTUS or they might be forced to notice shit like this!

Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton …questioned the state of United States’ intelligence because it did not know about North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) July 4th, saying the “bad” North Korean intelligence could eventually mean “bad news for the United States.”

“[W]e didn’t know about this missile until it was launched on the Fourth of July,” Bolton told host John Catsimatidis. “It’s a good example of how bad our intelligence is about North Korea.”

Motherfuckers are leaking everything while ignoring the important stuff. Fire everybody in every spy agency GS-12 and above. Restock them with Free Republic commenters. It can’t be any worse but it would be hilarious as our spy agencies put America first and the NY Times et al. freak out over that.

 

Speaking of spies who hate Americans, let’s Comey.

More than half of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote as personal recollections of his conversations with President Trump about the Russia investigation have been determined to contain classified information…

Daniel Richman, with whom Comey shared at least one memo — the contents of which Richman shared with New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt — said President Trump was simply wrong.

“No memo was given to me that was marked ‘classified,’” Daniel Richman told CNN.

So those memos Comey wrote, that Comey kept secret until you and he leaked them were not marked classified? That’s taking obtusity to new, clintonian heights.

 

 

In Sharyl Attkinson news,

An award-winning journalist who broke the story of the group of Jewish women ejected from an LGBTQ march in Chicago last month has been reassigned to non-journalistic duties at the paper which ran the original report, the Windy City Times.

Gretchen Rachel Hammond — whose June 24 story caused a national storm after she detailed how three women flying Jewish Pride flags embossed with the Star of David were instructed to leave the gathering by organizers from the Dyke March Collective — confirmed to The Algemeiner on Monday that while she was still employed by the paper, she was not presently engaged in its reporting and writing operations.

Journalism is about providing disinformation, misinformation and affirmation, not information. She deserves whatever she gets!

 

 

I think Apache Junction is following me.

A man was arrested after police received a call that a naked person had been inside a Walmart store located near Elliot Road and Priest Drive.

When Tempe police officers arrived at the scene, they found 49-year-old Robert Kanoff across the street and still completely naked, but did have shoes on.

Tempe is a college town, that shit is supposed to happen in AJ, which is full of tweakers and coyotes at night, during the day it’s blue hair and slow drivers as far as the eye can see.

 

Arguing with headlines!

Viagra won’t advertise on NFL games, signaling softening ad market

Should read,

Viagra won’t advertise on NFL games, signaling hardening ad market

See, if the market was soft they’d need Viagra.

 

Now, I’m not defending domestic violence, I’m attacking little Big Brother.

According to ABC News, officers were called to a home outside Albuquerque, New Mexico this week when a smart device called 911 and the operator heard a confrontation in the background. Police say that Eduardo Barros was house-sitting at the residence with his girlfriend and their daughter. Barros allegedly pulled a gun on his girlfriend when they got into an argument and asked her: “Did you call the sheriffs?” A smart device in the home apparently heard “call the sheriffs,” and proceeded to call the sheriffs.

Those things are the modern equivalent of a Gentleman’s Gentleman or a Ladies Lady. If you’re too lazy to whip out your phone to check on the weather, well, that’s sad.

 

Speaking of lazy bastards who laze, let’s end on the final nail in the death of Western Civilization.

 

For those who cannot put on or take off their own socks. I saw the commercial for it and they said stuff like, “bad back, bad knees” and other ailments but we all know it’s for people too fat and lazy to put on their own dam socks.

So the pinnacle of our civilization is a way to put on, and take off, our socks without bending over and having an electronic assistant listen to our every word and take care of simple shit that would take us a minute to do.

We in America are not EUnuchstan boned, but we’re still pretty dam boned.

Tweet, Tweet, Tweet!

Veeshir Poll

 

We’ve been begging for a Republican to Fight Back!!!!! for a long time and now that we have one, some people seem to think he’s too confrontational.

He’s been doing what he was elected to do, like cutting regulations, drilling, fucking with the enviro-wackos trying to destroy our economy and making people take us seriously overseas.

Meanwhile, the GOP lost their cover and might actually have to do what they’ve been elected to do because they’ve been promising to do it while the Democratic political/entertainment complex is going out of their freaking hive-mind.

As Ace writes,

Did Trump spend the entire week talking about that, or was it just the media?…

This is obvious, but it really can’t be said enough: Tweets take three seconds to write. So Trump writes three poorly-considered tweets — and being “poorly-considered’ means he spent less time on them than the normal 3-second tweet — and then the media says “That’s why we have to spend 24 hours per day of our own time covering this”?

They’re frothing at the mouth over the stupidest shit so much that nobody but committed partisans take them seriously anymore so he gets a freer pass than even Obama. Well, nearly as free as Obama, Obama could literally do anything and they’d ignore it, Trump gets two scoops of ice cream and they freak out. As if he would say, “I get two, you peasants get one! Bwahahahahahhahahahhaha!” while twirling his overcomb.

So I say, keep it up. Maybe in the future America will start to think about the people we’ve been giving so much power over our lives.

The best people we have in Congress could, possibly, maybe, be not too ridiculous for a Mel Brooks movie while the vast majority are only fit for Three Stooges or Laurel and Hardy movies. Maybe Marx Brothers.

Besides, the Dems have their crazed crew going out of their freaking minds and they’re not doing shit anymore than the GOP is. Will crazed lefties keep attacking the Dems’ enemies for only stinky fish? I’d think not. they’re riled up because Trump is Going To Destroy The Earth Itself!!! Nobody’s going to take that lightly.

I will say I’m happy about that last link, I’ve been pretty sick of Stephen Hawking for a while now and this should let everybody know he’s past his Best By date.

 

Related,

Trump the Junkyard Dog: Poke Him and Expect to Be Bitten

Exactly.

RTWT, or not, I’m trying to figure out how to make the links shiny but I haven’t figured it out yet.

 

We dodged a bullet on this one.

Just days after a judge demanded Illinois pay $293 million toward Medicaid bills, the state’s House decided to permanently hike the income tax rate by 32%.

They waited one damn year too long to go bankrupt.

Obama would have gladly added to our deficit by paying off Illinois’, and that would have started a gold-rush of failed states getting bailed out. The national debt would have ballooned while CA, NY, MA and maybe some others stampeded for that Free Money.

Although… they could be doing that to chase productive people out of the state so they can buy houses in decent neighborhoods cheap.

They are politicians after all, they’re not that bright.

 

History might not be circular, but it’s often symmetrical.

French Muslim leaders compares integration to “eating poison”

Abdallah Zekri, head of the French Muslim Council with ties to groups that use halal food revenues to fund mosque construction, explains why Muslims must never integrate into French society.

For decades the French have been importing wogs to do scut work, these people are the 3rd or 4th generation born in France but they’re not full citizens, so the French obviously feel the same way. It’s going to be interesting to see if the EUnuchs revert to form of if cultural suicide is too far along.

 

Done moving out, now I have a few days (weeks?) of moving in. Kago is not happy with change. He’s been trying to find his spots around the place. Where he lays down depends on where I am and what I’m doing. I can’t figure out the rules, but they’re there.

I shopped for a week or more so I wouldn’t have to leave, this is how he reacts to being left alone in a new place

Then he wrecked all the blinds in the apt and only then jumped out through the screen in the open window.

Which I don’t know why he didn’t do that first, he loves going through screens. I’ve bought more of those than you can imagine.

 

 

Man, I hate moving. I got a 5X8 trailer thinking I had less stuff. Which since I’m not bringing my bed I do, but I forgot the 4 bookcases that took up much of one load. The worst part is that they’re cheap Walmart bookcases so now 2, maybe 3 of them, are half-bookcases. They didn’t travel well.

 

Eh, let’s do a short tube. It’s gonna start with some shit, but get very funny by the end.

We’re gonna start with a double-edged Fuck You.

Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs for members who can’t afford two mortgages or rents.

That’s him saying, Fuck You to us. Congresscorruptocrats become wealthy while in Congress what with all the insider trading it’s totally legal for them to do, and stuff like Hillary Clinton’s cattle-futures deal.

My response is a hearty Fuck You.

But since they write the laws that govern themselves, I’m gonna say, “Most Likely To Happen.” so the last Fuck You is on us.

Cuz they have a low opinion of us and high opinion of themselves. If they had some sort of low-income and assets criteria, I would be fer it. But since they won’t, I don’t feel like giving multi-millionaire and corruptocrat extraordinaire, Nancy Pelosi, $2.5k a month.

 

I hate our media, the shooting of LaVoy Finicum looked very shady but since it was Obama’s Dept of “Justice” killing him, they were not interested. It looked shady to me and apparently, the Dept of “Justice” is actually investigating a crime committed by  Hillary’s Bitches in the FBI.

An FBI agent has been indicted on federal accusations that he lied about firing at Robert “LaVoy” Finicum last year as police arrested the leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation.

This asshole opened fire, guy tried to return fire and he got dead and this asshole walked.

I’m not saying it’s as bad as Waco and Ruby Ridge, but it was not pretty and Finicum should not be dead.

 

The other day I was surprised and thought maybe Vietnam wasn’t as murderously commie as I would expect, they’re still murderous commies though.

A prominent Vietnamese blogger known as ‘Mother Mushroom’ was jailed for 10 years on Thursday, her lawyer said, during a brief trial rights groups decried as “outrageous”.

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, whose pen name derives from her daughter’s nickname “mushroom”, was arrested in October 2016 and later charged with anti-state propaganda over critical Facebook posts about politics and the environment.

Vietnam’s one-party state keeps a tight clamp on dissent and routinely jails activists, bloggers and lawyers who speak out against the communist regime.

They didn’t murder her, but I doubt ten years in a Vietnamese jail is good for the health.

 

Let The Lawsuits Begin!

The State Department on Thursday announced new criteria to determine who will be allowed to enter the United States as a visitor or a refugee. …But the administration took a particularly strict interpretation of a Supreme Court ruling Monday that only those with “bona fide” relationships, such as close family members, can enter the country.

The administration’s new rules do not allow grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, cousins and fiances. They do allow sons-in-law, daughters-in-law and stepchildren.

Advocates and lawyers criticized the family list as capricious.

Thank you Supreme Court!

 

Enough shit, let’s get down, let’s get funny!

 

Leftism has really become a copy of the Dark Ages Catholic Church. What with hypocritical leaders, only instead of Bishops having a slew of bastards, we have Al Gore flying his private jet around the world to tell us to stop using so much energy. They are all in on scourging, burning heretics and now, we’re seeing pilgrimages the way Middle Ages folks would travel to the Holy Lands (to get butchered by Muslims, sorta symmetrical there)

Lewis University is seeking a new University Minister to “encourage students to live and understand social justice from a Catholic perspective.”

The new “University Minister, Coordinator of Social Justice Formation” will be tasked with responsibilities such as leading “pilgrimages to locations significant to the movement for social justice” and organizing the school’s annual social justice retreat.

Or is that the Hajj?

I wonder, will they dye their soul-patches green?

 

Back in February I saw an article about a bunch of lefties Training To Take The Fight To The Fascists!!!!!

I used this to illustrate their d’oh jo.

Via Paco, I see I was being kind.

 

 

Froggy would kick their asses. Hell, Darla would kick their asses.

Updated later, I had to change the vid, they took down the embarrassing one that showed intent. if not competence, to commit a felony.

 

Via Uncle, I saw this and it shouldn’t be funny, but I guffawed.

Brentwood police say two suspects came onto the neighbor’s property to rob him…

So what were they going to steal?

They made him open his gunsafe.

“They made him open the safe. After he opened the safe, I guess they weren’t ready for him,”

Then I thought of Bert Gummer.

They certainly tried to break into the wrong godam rec room, stupid bastards.

 

Now, I don’t like to argue with URLs, but…. I will link for finding this.

I can’t argue with the first two but I feel we are not afraid enough of the Japanese. The Chinese are riling them up, no need for us to do it as well.

I’m not sure where I’d use it, probably the Moon. It’s been neglected for far too long.

 

Some people just don’t get it.

Since I’m late for another trip to the new place, I just felt like not moving for a little while, no editing!

So I heard from the latest mechanic. Surprisingly, he says the same stuff my buddy in VA says. That makes me pretty happy.

So apparently, this engine is not made with emissions in mind. Now, I should have asked, but I figured an engine was an engine and the stuff you strapped on afterward made it pass emissions. Nope. I’m not sure how upset I should be considering that I told the guy at Summit it was a 79, I spoke to them because I figured they’d be able to know what questions I should ask. Apparently asking me if my 1979 car had to pass emissions was not something a Summit guy was supposed to ask me. That one I knew the answer to I just didn’t know I should bring emissions up specifically.

It needs a new camshaft to be able to pass emissions plus a tweak on the carb. I can drive it for the summer, cross my fingers, and put my convertible under an awning that way.

Or, in door number 2…. I can put in a ‘period’ Chevy small block for the same cost and have an engine to store for who knows how long until I find a car to put it in. I can drive the Caballero for the summer this way as well. That way I also get to relive the awesome experience of putting an engine in a car!!!!!!! I’m not sure if I could survive that.

Or, I can park the Caballero, drive the Mustang and wait until it cools off and get something pre-67 to put the engine in. The guy said he might be able to tweak it to pass 67-68 emissions, but maybe not.

Which isn’t a deal-breaker. I’d actually love to put it in some 40s Chevy if it fits and upgrade the suspension but a 64-66 GM could be pretty cool too.

If I switch the engine to something pre-66 the car could eventually be worth well over $20k, if I keep the Caballero it’ll never be worth more than $15k, in 2017 dollars.

I can keep the old cam and put it back in for a lot less since I won’t have to buy a cam or lifters so I can do that and still change cars.

Changing the cam means I’ll lose HP  overall but gain lower end HP, so it’ll have less HP overall but it’ll be faster off the line. It’s a top-end car as it stands.

I’m leaning toward changing the cam. Get the whole thing over with just drive the damn car. The other ways involve me having to put an engine in a car soon. Since he’ll have the engine out he can put the stuff in order like the wiring and the vacuum lines when he puts it back in.

When I move away from the greater Phoenix metropolitan area I won’t have to pass emissions so in a year or so my options will open up dramatically. If I lived about 5 miles east I wouldn’t have to get emissions tested. Oh well. I can’t “move” there now cuz it failed. Apparently, someone thought of that scam...totally honest way to get a car registered.

 

Since I have a post just sitting here, let’s see what happened after my last post.

Uninteresting Fake News!

Of course the media should ignore this. You know what a hotbed of right-wing conspiracy theorists they have at George Washington!!!

 

Mostly peaceful protestors!

 

Via Weasel Zippers

 

We all saw the news of us shooting down an Iranian drone in Syria, along with a Syrian jet.

I hadn’t heard this.

The rising tensions prompted Australia to announce it was suspending its participation in air missions over Syria as part of the US-led coalition fighting the militant Islamic State group.

It makes sense, they don’t need to get in between us with Russia playing chicken.

The Pakistanis also might have shot down an Iranian drone.

An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan’s Panjgur area, official sources confirmed to DawnNews on Tuesday.

Anonymous sources gave us that though, but it feels right. Especially considering this

The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront militants who carry out cross-border attacks.

Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish-al-Adl, a militant group, had shot the guards with long-range guns, fired from inside Pakistan.

How awesome would it be if the nukular war was between Pakistan and Iran with maybe the Arabian peninsula getting involved? Especially now that we have a POTUS who wants us to drill our way out of any oil shortage.

 

The Backlash Against non-Muslims!!!!!!!

A suspected suicide bomber who reportedly screamed ‘Allahu Akbar’ before triggering an explosion at Brussels Central Station has been gunned down and killed by soldiers.

Maybe they should hold a candle-light vigil instead.

 

Just when I thought the Dems might actually notice reality I went and read the link.

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said this week what liberal writers have been warning about for weeks: Impeaching and removing President Donald Trump could backfire.

The replacement for Trump, as fantastical as it would be to imagine his removal, would still not be defeated 2016 contender Hillary Clinton or a progressive in good standing. It would be Vice President Mike Pence.

 

Mike Pence? Really? He’s mostly a milquetoast GOP establishment dude, against abortion, embryonic stem-cell research. He doesn’t believe in global worming and he seems pretty good on guns. That must be what’s driving them crazy, that and LGBTQADAGHEY rights.

I figured they were noticing that they were looking fucking insane freaking out about a bunch of stuff he didn’t do,but no. They’re doubling down on insanity.

Franken told the International Business Times during a stop on his book tour that “everything points” to collusion between Trump and the Russian government during the 2016 election campaign.

He obviously doesn’t know it’s now Obstuction Of Justice!!!!!!!!. Collusion is so 5 minutes ago.

 

Got a good chuckler to end on. MSNBC gun experts puts some knowledge on my ass!

A taste

So the difference is that a pistol can fire one round at a time. Pop… pop… pop… Which is what the Capitol Hill Police were carrying. This individual had a rife, semiautomatic means that you can switch it to a point where it fires poppoppoppop. Multiple rounds.

No. Really.

Highlarious.

 

 

I’m not sure if it’s me or if the world is themeless. I keep starting with one and then having it fall apart. Oh well. See if you can guess the theme I thought I had.

In our wordcloud below is “drunken chariot racing” but the link has absolutely nothing to do with drunken, chariot or racing. Which made me think that wordcloud is judging us! As if we’re the kind of window-lickers who’d be all into drunken chariot racing so it just threw it in.

Then I realized, a good idea is a good idea so here’s part of the chariot race from The Perils of Gwendolyn.

 

You can’t tell from that clip, but that movie has the highest boobs/frame ratio of any movie I’ve ever seen. If you’re into that sort of thing.

 

So… what happened to “The First 100 Days” on Foxnews?  It used to be on at 5pm here (7 east coast), but now it’s Tucker Carlson. His first 100 days are not over and that show started in January so it cannot have been 100 days. Every time I flipped over there was Martha and some, acknowledged, Dem operative bashing Trump, so I have to figure the ratings were pretty low because MSNBC and CNN are much sadder and a whole lot funnier.

 

In the now, apparently Trump is thinking about doing recess appointments to get around the GOP Senate to confirm his appointments.

I’m torn on that one. On the one hand, it’s fucking hilarious he has to do this to get around the slow-rolling of Republicans. On the other hand, that’s a slimy thing that we do not need to have regularized. Which leads us to the gripping hand, Czars! They do not need to be confirmed, I’m not even sure if they’re officially appointed. I think they just show up and start working.

The ‘recess appt’ thing has to be a troll. I prefer the Before! so I’d like a Czar troll.

Having the NYTimesWashPostCNNABCCBSNBCetc. start freaking out about ‘Czars avoiding confirmation are the end of the Republic!!!!!!” so Trump can comment on the 39 Obama sub-Czars wikipedia claims avoided that messy, tax-cheating-finding, confirmation process would be hilarious.

 

To make sense of this next link, you have to understand Trump  is a recent Republican. He thinks more like a Democrat.

WELL, YES: Trump isn’t really campaigning earlier than other recent presidents. He’s just more upfront about it.

The “permanent campaign” was invented by (or maybe “for”) Bill Clinton a quarter century ago, and for better or worse it’s now a permanent part of our political landscape.

 

WELL, NO: Bush didn’t campaign constantly. He promoted himself, but he didn’t campaign. He was a breath of maturity in the office that Clinton and Obama did their best to ensmallen.

As for “He’s more upfront about it.”… No. The media is more upfront about attacking him for it. He’s not doing anything different from what Clinton and Obama did. Hell, he’s less upfront than Obama who traveled to fundraisers across the country all the freaking time.

 

While I’m yelling at Instapundit, this always bothers me. Most of the article linked is pretty accurate.

The basic division in American politics today is not over the merits of President Trump. Many of those who voted for him believed that he lacked the moral grounding and gravitas that great Presidents must ultimately draw on. The division is between those who think that before Trump, things were going just fine and the American elite was doing an excellent job, and those who blame the rise of Trump on the failures and blindness of the so-called “meritocratic elite” who, they would argue, have been running the country into the ground.

No argument from me so far. Here’s where we go off the tracks.

In foreign policy, the United States has had two failed presidencies in a row. Our grand strategy of…democratization of the Middle East would and could solve the terrorism problem—and so did their degreed and esteemed advisers and the commentariat.

We had won in Iraq. We were almost done. As anybody with a brain told Obama, he had to fucking leave some dam Marines, A-10s and Apaches there, similar to how we treated Germany.  That way, ISIS would have been stain in the desert when they were first chased out of Syria in their Toyota pick-ups instead of getting stronger and taking over much of the region.

 

Now: Israeli soldier gets 18 months in jail for shooting a wounded, Palestinian terrorist. Palis are all upset it’s only 18 months. Apparently, helping suicide attackers suicide is verboten in their religion. You need to let them blow themselves up I guess.

 

Before: Palestinians have a different view on successful suicide bombers being killed as they open an exhibit of a suicide bombing from the previous month. After an outcry from people who give the PLO money, the Arafish canceled the exhibit. Yes, it was built less than a month later. Too soon?

 

Doesn’t really fit, but this is another in a very long series. We’re talking Days of our Lives long.

At UCLA Law School last week, a squad of student “thought police” tried to ban my book, Failing to Confront Islamic Totalitarianism: From George W. Bush to Barack Obama and Beyond. They don’t want you to know the book even exists, let alone what’s inside it. And the UCLA administration enabled them. This ominous episode underlines how students are learning to be contemptuous of intellectual freedom.

And since it’s California, they went the extra mile. It happened at

…a panel discussion at UCLA Law School on the vital importance of freedom of speech and the threats to it.

The funniest part is that this State-Sponsored, Law Fucking School does not see the irony of students learning how to be law talking folks at a gov’t-affiliated Law Fucking School stomping on speech they do not like and not being immediately and humiliatingly slapped down by either the faculty or the admin (both?) at the gov’t-run Law Fucking School. More, they think anybody who does see irony is a hating hater who hates.

Yeah, that bothers me a lot. At least some of these people are likely to be future lawyers, politicians and judges.

Our best hope is if all the different flavors of fascist assholes start killing each other before they start trying to kill the rest of us.

 

Which leads to this.

“The Court finds these allegations sufficient to establish that CNN was acting recklessly with regard to the accuracy of its report, i.e., with ‘actual malice,” the order reads.

That could be really horrible with possibly good results.

CNN begged for it. As did Rolling Stone. As are a bunch of others. Expect a slew of these as precedents are set.

I really don’t like the idea of the US have British-style libel laws. US law is an attempt to fix what the Brits got wrong.

On the other hand, maybe they’ll stop being fucking lying sacks of fucking shit.

I’m really of the opinion that it’s a terrible precedent and I really, really, really wish our fine Minitrue betters did not make it nearly a requirement but since they did, I hope it has a salutary effect. Or should that be “salutatory affect” so people can have something easy to make of me for? Besides constantly ending sentences of prepositions, that is.

 

These might be a good metaphor for the people who supported Trump and/or people who supported Hillary.

Peep-Flavored Oreos.

That’s right, the neon marshmallow-flavored filling will actually get sandwiched between two golden cookies…

If you’re totally into this concept, you should probably consider dunking them in Peeps-flavored milk…

To some people that’s the most horrible thing in the history of ever. They deserve no mercy on their souls.

Others think, “Hmmmmm, that sounds delicious! I’ll have to try those!”

I’d avoid those people personally. Probably anarchists. Or even worse. Hipsters.

 

Scientists Need Grant Money To VacationStudy In Mexico!!!!!

The worst of those outbreaks were known as cocoliztli, from the word “pestilence” in the Aztec language Nahuatl.

It’s during one of these cocoliztli, between 1545 and 1550, that up to 80 percentof the native population is believed to have perished…

Now, the Max Planck researchers have presented evidence that the cause of the outbreak could have actually been a primitive and deadly form of salmonella.

 

The first glaring tell, “up to” and “believed to be…” are codewords for “Yeah, I’m pulling this out of my ass.”

At one point I got really into Aztec history after reading Jennings’ Aztec.  It’s a very good book, as are most of his books, I haven’t read the sequels to Aztec, and it’s also, like all his books, surprisingly well researched and accurate.

That salmonella deal is an interesting idea that seem implausible to me. They list the plagues sweeping the area and the theory I’ve always seen is that it was just a cumulative deal with no real “This is the one!!!!”

I figure they just need some cash and global worming is getting tapped out.