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Ruminations

Posted: November 8, 2017 by veeshir in PEBKAC, Random Crap

Thank you all for your kind words, it was a tough time.

So I’ve been yelling at the TV a lot lately so I figure I’ll yell at you people. Not sure if I’m back, but if I’m posting, I’m probably going to keep posting.
If I did this for money I’d feel much more obligated to keep posting all the time. That’s probably why I don’t try to make any money at it. I like blogging, if I had to do it I wouldn’t like it as much. No links today, just ruminations.

The reason I was getting burned out even before the week when Kago and my father died, it was the same shit we’ve been going on about for nearly a decade. That’s not the ‘editorial we’, the ‘rhetorical we’ or even the ‘royal we’, but the actual ‘collective we’. That includes the folks here and at pretty much every righty blog that’s not a member in good standing of the We’re Better and Smarter Than You Party (Hey Allah! you used to be so cool!)

At least more people are now noticing that Hillary and Obama are lawless, corrupt, possibly-treasonous scumbags. Minitrue is still denying it, but their stranglehold on information is getting more and more tenuous as their lies get more ridiculous. Like the edited koi fish incident. How childish, churlish and stupid do you have to be to try to manufacture something that stupid? CNN childish, churlish and stupid, that’s how.

A visual representation.

I am a little pissed off at the internet today, why do they always leave the low-hanging fruit for me?

A reworking of the old Sexual Assault rifle from years gone by.

Old and busted

New Hotness

Scary, huh?

The funniest/most annoying part is how they’re freaking out about how the murderously crazy gunman’s illegal acquired gun was an AR-15 without noting that the gun that took him out was also an AR-15. They also refuse to admit that the guy went to one of the few places in Texas that’s Gun-Free! (actual results often seem to vary), there’s a reason murderous assholes with guns go to gun free zones.

One thing, if anybody’s interested in an AR, my buddy knows a pawn shop owner and he’s bemoaning the fact that there’s a glut of ARs in his shop. During Obama’s POTUSy ARs were being sold at record rates, now people are selling them so there’s a shitload of them out there as some people unload them. The guy said if you see an AR on the wall for $700, offer half, you’ll probably get it. Start walking out to see how low they’ll go. I see tons of them on the local Armslist.com page, I wonder how many are selling.

What with all the murderous Dems going on killing sprees, I’m actually planning on carrying, I’ve rarely carried but the odds of a Dem killing me are just too high for me to ignore. I don’t own anything that’s really concealable, Even my Sig subcompact is a double-stack .45 so not very concealable in light, AZ clothing.

I’m starting to look for a Ruger LCP or LC9. My subcompact Sig is doublestack .45ACP and that’s harder to ‘conceal’ when you’re carrying, I like the shape and feel of the Ruger. I haven’t fired one, but I do trust Ruger to make a decent weapon,  even if it is a fucking poodle-shooter. I usually have something in my trunk, usually a 1911, but now I want something on my person. Sigh, it’s so 2017 that the people who want to take my guns are the one causing me to want to fucking carry.

WTF is going on in fucking VA? The Dem candidate called them racists and they still elected him? Was Gillespie that much of a fucking tool?

At least I escaped in a balloon during the Obama presidency.

 

So personal stuff.

 

I started my CNC classes last month. The last two weeks have really sucked. I had to take “Computer Essentials”. It was 8 days of ‘learning’ how to use the internet, email, gmail, google, google docs, Word and Excel. Also, how to find and use files on your computer. I did have some problems with Excel, but that was because I hate Excel more than Powerpoint, both are bureaucrats’ tools, but they didn’t make me ‘learn’ PPT.

One guy made the mistake of taking all the tests without doing the work. Sure, he got a 98% or so, but he was done in two days so the teachers gave him extra work. I did all the practice stuff and then took the tests and even going slow I was done with 2 days left. It sucked trying to look busy for two days. The only one I skipped was the “searching” module. I only spent 12 years at the Patent Office searching for prior art for patent applications, I sorta have a grasp on how to do a fucking search. I also used Word every single day of those 12 years.

Another class is Employability Skills For Industry. It teaches people not to pick their nose at job interviews and stuff like that.

The first one was useful for people who didn’t know computers at all,  about 1/3 of the class, that last one is useful for Millenials who don’t have any idea what the real world is like, without safe spaces and with people who expect you to be professional and do your job. I have a pretty good grasp on that stuff. I’m really looking forward to the second to last class that ‘teaches’ you how to interview and make a resume. That’s going to be one long week.

But in between, ahhh, the in between, I’ll be spending a few weeks learning to run a manual lathe, a few weeks on a manual drill press, a couple weeks on a surface grinder, 3 or 4 weeks on a CNC lathe, three or four weeks on a CNC drill press and a couple weeks on CAM systems. Since I have a degree so I know the math and have rudimentary skills on all the machines, the instructors told me they’re going to figure out stuff to challenge me. While they’re teaching basic algebra and trig to the rest of the class, I’ll be doing tutoring some of them but mostly doing other stuff, like more advanced CAM and a bunch of CAD, which I’m very rusty on. I have Autocad 14, from 1997 or so, I’m pretty sure they’ve updated it. They’re also expecting me to be much better on the machine tools as I already know the basics, I just need practice on using them. The CNC machines are all less than 2 years old, they’re still shiny. I get done in late August so in a year I should be working a decent job and looking for my compound in the desert.

 

I went to a wedding in NOVA last week. I flew in Friday evening, went to the wedding on Saturday in Clinton, VA and flew home on Sunday. It was busy. I was going to go to Landmark Mall and get them something crystal, like a sugar bowl and creamer set or something. My friend works near there and would pick me up on his way home, but I found out that Landmark Mall is closed!

So I went to a different mall with a Macy’s, but you have to order crystal at Macy’s and can pick it up when it comes in. Itshay!

So I strolled around the mall and found a place that looked like a thrift store for rich folks, they had a $3,000 dollar end table and stuff like that. I saw some nice tea sets. I picked out one for $250, it was right next to this gaudy one for $300. When the husband went to get the one I chose the woman told me about the ‘gaudy’ one, it was Versace. Real Versace she said. Since it was a reputable place, I believed her. She even showed me the watermark or whatever. I know selling fakes with the real name is really bad and this didn’t look like that kind of place. It had a tea pot, a sugar bowl, cream pitcher and six cups and saucers. When I realized it was Versace I figured, that’s not Chinese Restaurant gaudy, that’s Versace gaudy! So I got that one. I joked with the lady that I would say it I paid $700, she suggested I go higher. My friend and his wife gushed so much, and my friend berated for spending too much money so I checked to see what the deal was. I figured it probably cost like $500 or $600. The cup and saucer goes for $200, the tea pot for $600 or $700. I’m less sure it’s real but my friend checked and he said it looked real. I told him how much I spent, I didn’t want him thinking I’d spent $3k. He’s probably my best friend, but really, that’s just ridiculous.

The funny part is that if I had realized how much that should have cost I probably wouldn’t have bought it. I didn’t want to buy some show piece, I just wanted to buy a fucking tea set my Korean friend and his wife could use. Now they’re (she’s) looking for china cabinets to display the fucking thing. That’s messed up.

Kago.

I still miss ‘Tard Dog. He wasn’t a good dog, but he was surely entertaining. A perfect 21st century dog. Mostly useless but fun to have around, so long as you didn’t mind him being a dickhead. It was funny watching people around him. After a while, everybody fucked with the puppy. I mean everybody. From people to dogs to cats. They soon realized that even though he looked like a cross between a bear and a wolf he was just Tard Dog, and then they realized he was a dickhead and messed with him. People would do stuff like give him an empty styrofoam take-out box just to see the disappointment as he stuck his nose in it. Or give a bone to another dog just to see the look on his face. Of course, he remembered that and usually had a response. He stayed in my buddy Warren’s RV a lot, he had his spots. When Warren slept on the couch, Kago had a spot on the floor, when Warren slept on the bed, Kago slept on the couch. One time, my buddy had a friend stay over after a night drinking, he slept on the couch. Warren said Kago kept sighing, he was good at sighing when pissed of. In the morning, the guy swung around and went to put on his shoes, When he put his feet on the floor near his shoes he found that Kago had shit next to the shoes. Squish. It’s hard to get pissed off when you’re laughing. That’s the only reason Kago lived so long. Another time Warren had some friends, a married couple, stay in the RV. Warren slept on the couch and they slept in the bedroom and closed the door. Kago’s spot was in the doorway.  So the second or third morning he slept against the door into the bedroom and refused to move. The guy was yelling and pushing at the door but Kago pretended he was asleep and wouldn’t let him open the door to get out. He didn’t move until Warren moved him.

There’s a reason he was called dickhead.

I didn’t realize until the last year or so, but I’m pretty sure he was a Belgian Shepard. Looking at pictures, you can see that he’s almost a perfect copy. He had a spotted tongue which I thought was because he was part Chow, but Belgians have spotted tongues as well. Reading up on Belgians I saw the quote, “Don’t try to impose your will on this dog!”, which fits Kago to a T. He was always trying to raise his standing and took my commands as suggestions. He listened perfectly…until he didn’t.

His full name was Kagogi the Destroyer. He really earned the last name. I still have the full line from the Kagogi signature collection. From hats to books to luggage. The shoes were generally destroyed, as well as some of the hats. I also had to buy more screened doors and window screens than I care to remember, and who can forget the door trim and door knob?

Not me, that’s who not.

My life is much easier, I don’t have to worry about Kago getting into everything, but much more boring.

 

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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?

Take Out Your Squeezy Bulbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GOP voters device

Trey Gowdy Finds Out DNC Never Turned Their Hacked Server Over To Law Enforcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND HE DEMANDS ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!

 

Yeah, we all knew that long ago, this is from January.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE Democratic National Committee hack and Russia’s alleged involvement have been swirling for months,…

the DNC told Buzzfeed on Wednesday that neither the FBI nor any other intelligence agency ever did an independent assessment of the organization’s breached servers…

This posturing is at a strange time.

On the one hand, it’s a year early to get us riled up to STAND UP TO THE DEMOCRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But it’s what they know. Hold Hearings!!!!!!!! and Demand Answers!!!!!!!!!!!!, they’re obviously going to just keep them going. They worked so well during the Obama years.

The biggest take-away is that they’re doing that instead of what they’ve been elected to do. It’s like a flash-bang thrown into a crib on a no-knock raid, it’s to distract you from your dog being shot.

 

Speaking of feckless Republicans, this must really piss them off.

Forbes magazine scoffed at Donald Trump on Thursday:
Trump Can’t Make Apple’s iPhone Manufacturing Come Back — And It Wouldn’t Help If He Could

Yes, what could Trump possibly know about business? He only has a degree from Wharton and built a $10 billion global conglomerate.

Worstall’s post went online at 8:01 a.m.

Two hours later, Nikkei Asian review posted:
Apple could make iPhones in US in future: sources

Trump keeping campaign promises and winning. That’s just not a GOP priority.
I wonder if he’s gonna campaign for the GOP next year. I hope he’s selective about it. I also would love it if he came and endorsed someone primarying Flake. We really need to get rid of Flake and McCain.

It would be pretty funny if electing a popular GOP POTUS is the catalyst for getting a new party to oppose the We’re Better And Smarter Than You party.

 

The Washington Free Beacon, fresh off bashing Trump for idiotic lefty fakenews/lies, notices reality.

Events are turning me into a radical skeptic. I no longer believe what I read, unless what I am reading is an empirically verifiable account of the past. I no longer have confidence in polls, because it has become impossible to separate the signal from the noise. What I have heard from the media and political class over the last several years has been so spectacularly proven wrong by events, again and again, that I sometimes wonder why I continue to read two newspapers a day before spending time following journalists on Twitter. Habit, I guess. A sense of professional obligation, I suppose. Maybe boredom.

Yeah, we’ve been watching that. From a high of 4 or 5, I was down to one newspaper a couple weeks ago and now I’m on none. I was almost done with the Free Beacon what with all the pushing lying fakenews bullshit.

 

Holy Shit. That’s all I can say about this

 

Kids are annoying! Don’t have any!

Only a childless asshole with childless asshole friends who sit around drinking Zima making fun of ‘breeders’ could not see the absolute horror in that happy video.

 

 Coup Coup

Mueller legal team approaching size of entire US Attorney’s Office for Rhode Island

Subhed

They are not investigating a crime. They are organizing a search party to find a crime.

That is almost as dangerous to our way of life as a Hillary POTUS would have been. The reason it isn’t is that, while Minitrue has been trying to pretend he hasn’t, Trump has been slapping them around pretty handily, I hope he keeps it up.

 

Since everything is relative, we find that we don’t have the worst politicians in the world.

Among the politicians are member of the Vitrolles municipal council who represents the Republicans Christian Borelli; member of the council of the Bouches-du-Rhône from the Debout la France (France Arise) Party Christiane Pujol and her husband; as well as president of the local branch of the National Center of Independents and Peasants of the Bouches-du-Rhône department Hubert Fayard, Europeiska Pravda reported referring to La Provence.

On June 22, they departed from Marseille for Moscow, then they will go to occupied Donetsk. The aim of the visit, according to the French publication, is “to support the Russian army, which is being constantly attacked by Ukraine, despite the Minsk agreements.”

 

So we that going for us.

It does lead to a question, did Russia hack their election too?

 

Pakistan is having quite the terrorist war in their country.

At least 67 people were killed and more than 200 injured after two subsequent explosions hit a densely populated area of Kurram Agency’s Parachinar city Friday evening…

 

The second explosion targeted rescuers and bystanders who rushed to aid those who had been hurt in the first blast.

You see stories like that an awful lot in Pak press.

I wonder which brand of terrorist that is. Is it the Taliban? The Pakistan Taliban? ISIS? Iran? The Popular Front of Palestine? The Palestinian Popular Front?

 

My one niece is 29, she was a straight A student in HS and a 4.0 in college, she zoomed through Albany Law School.

She is very ignorant of history and literature, it drives me crazy. I’ll say something and she’ll think I’m weird for expecting her to know what I said. I’m weird for entirely different reasons.

Steyn sez,

The other day I mentioned en passant that the Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton, which used to be a widely recognized line (if somewhat apocryphal) of the Duke of Wellington’s. An hour later, some cocksure keyboard warrior responded that I was a total fake-news f**ktard and such a douchebag that I was apparently unaware that the Battle of Waterloo was in fact won somewhere in Belgium.

They get angry when you use some totally commonplace saying or word. My favorite was the teacher in MD who got beaten bloody for using the word, “niggardly”. He didn’t think it was funny, neither did I but it was either laugh or get frustratingly angry.

Righteous ignorance is one of the worst aspects of today.

People who are so totally ignorant of the past cannot understand how we got where we are and how precious and rare it is in the blood-soaked massacre that is human history.

 

Fighting Back!

Baltimore, Md. businesses filed a lawsuit against the city for failing to protect their property during the 2015 Freddie Gray riots.

Nice. I hope they win $brazillions. I give you exhibit A in the lawsuit

Give them room to destroy. Mission Accomplished! They Destroyed!

Now Baltimore Taxpayers get to pay up.

 

We’ll be a long time recovering from Obama, war on our southern border is a big part of his legacy.

WARNING ADVISORY TO BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN RGV SECTOR

Recent events in Tamaulipas, Mexico, specifically in and around the city of Reynosa, pose a special risk to U.S. Border Patrol agents working in the region.

The Reynosa faction of the Mexican Gulf Cartel recently lost its leader and the group is engaging in open warfare with Mexican authorities and possibly with rival factions or other transnational criminal groups. Open source reports indicate gunbattles and use of grenades and other explosives in the fighting.

Border Patrol agents working the line in any station’s area of operations immediately across the largely open border from Reynosa, Mexico, are advised to employ extra caution in the performance of their duties. Stray rounds from firearms have previously injured U.S. law enforcement personnel on the border.

They had to worry about Obama’s gun running and now cartels, embolded and empowered by Obama’s porous borders, are now using hand grenades against American border agents.

And they still probably have the restrictive Rules of Engagement. I’m not saying they should be free-fire zones, but any threat should be treated quickly and overwhemingly. It’s unfair to them otherwise since they’re fighting people with fucking hand-grenades.

This is not new,

REYNOSA — Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used. Surprisingly, Mexican authorities were absent for most of the melee

“There were four trucks filled with bodies that (members of organized crime) picked up,” the official said. “That is not counting the (bodies) that were left behind.”

I wonder if Mexican authorities moved to Baltimore afterward?

 

The Vill Uh Gez!

An early-morning raid broke the relative quiet of a large Florida retirement community (The Villages V) that turned up drugs, weapons and — in a distinctly Florida twist — evidence of a golf cart chop shop.

When I was in VA I saw their commercials constantly, I have to admit I didn’t expect that.

After watching Seinfeld I should have.

 

Okay Australia, your serve.

As Tropical Storm Cindy moves into Alabama, bringing potential flooding to the state, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is reminding residents to be wary of displaced, sometimes floating, fire ant colonies during and after flooding.

Floods don’t kill fire ants, they just move the colonies around a bit, according to Extension entomologists.

The ants join together by the thousands, trapping enough air to float on the water’s surface in a makeshift life raft and survive for days, weeks or even months until they find dry land again.

Although I’d hate to think what would be floating there.

 

You know, sometimes the news puts my Caballero travails in perspective.

The contractor who Holland said ripped him off, then faked his own death to get out of paying him back for a botched renovation, who left Holland and his cancer-stricken wife with nowhere to live, was still among the living.

None of my mechanics have played dead.

Yet.

Or rather, not.

I can’t figure out what’s going on here.

Venezuela’s opposition has announced it will be installing a parallel government outside the influence of current President and dictator Nicolás Maduro.

What good will that do? It’ll be interesting, but somehow I don’t think I’d like to be actually involved.

 

This pisses me off.

U.S. aircraft maker Lockheed Martin and the Indian defense firm Tata Advanced Systems Limited signed an agreement this week affirming the companies’ intent to set up a joint production facility for F-16 Block 70 fighter jets in India.

We need that shit here.

 

In Lahore,  a Christian man was

arrested on June 15 over allegations of blasphemy after he became involved in a dispute regarding payment for services rendered to a customer, police said Thursday.

He argued over how much bike repair would cost and as the argument got heated, they fell back on the old, He Disrespected The Religion of Peace.

Related: In America, a Christian man was

The Charleston RiverDogs said they didn’t mean any harm when they played the “Hallelujah Chorus” every time Tim Tebow came up to bat Friday night.

And they didn’t mean to offend the former college and NFL quarterback when Charlie, the RiverDogs mascot, started “Tebowing” – a term coined during Tebow’s days at Florida when he would kneel in prayer after touchdowns.

Neither Islam nor leftism like the kuffir.

 

Also related.

I saw that documentary once, it was less disturbing in the original.

 

Actual headline

Justin Trudeau Hugs a Puppet Unicorn in a Beautiful Universe Much Like Our Own

No, really. I would just like to point out that I cannot photoshop very well so it would be obvious if I did this.

Via

 

A festival in Ohio is trying to make it okay for women to go topless.

an injunction against law enforcement agencies from punishing women for going topless at the popular event.

According to organizers, state liquor agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit have allegedly threatened to file charges against ComFest or shut down alcohol sales at the festival if topless women are allowed to attend and remain at the festival.

Being a titty man, You would think I’d be fer it but I’m agin it. Most of the women who take their tops off in public should keep them on.

 

I tried watching news today, CNN was going on and on about Trump denying he had tapes showing Comey to be the lying sack of shit he is. They were very indignant, all I heard was, “He Trolled Us!!!” I just flipped over and they’re still going on about. Pretty darn funny.

 

There’s just not much going on that’s new or unexpected, it’s all the same crap. It’s funny, I never thought I ‘d miss the annual, “Sharks are eating people!!!!!!!!!!!” media frenzy when people go back to the beach.

 

A comment at Stoaty’s yesterday reminded me of this guy. Michael Moschen. I’ve always figured he was a math nerd who took lots of acid and became a juggler.

This is long, but it’s mesmerizing. The first coupla minutes are a little slow, but once he drops the first ball it gets very impressive.

 

It might have an “adult content” warning, it’s cuz he’s wearing some weird looking, hippy loincloth.

 

If you want to take less time, here he is ‘juggling’ in a triangle.

 

That is freaky. There are times where it’s nearly impossible to see him catch the balls, they’re suddenly in his hand. Sometimes you can barely see him throw the ball, they’re just suddenly careening around the triangle. Weird.

This shows a few of the things he does. If you see the part with the torches, he is holding onto them firmly not spinning them in his palm.

 

He does stuff that will have you yelling at the screen, YOU CAN’T DO THAT! Seriously.

He sometimes plays music by juggling. I hadn’t seen this bit before, it’s a different triangle

 

I used to have Moschen In Motion on VHS, but I can’t find it. I’d like to get it on DVD. It was very cool.

 

That appears to be most of it, but it’s more than 30 minutes. It’s very entertaining if you’re into that sort of thing.

I’ve tried not to use the word “mesmerizing”, but that’s the one that describes him. I kept finding a grin on my face as I watched him.

Important, Above The Post, Finally!, Update With Newly Changed Link!

Trump fires FBI Director Comey.

Liberal press interprets this as an attempt to derail Comey’s investigation of Trump’s alleged Russia connections in 3…2…1…

Bingo!

President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation by the agency into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling [emphasis mine – Paco].

At least 4 months late.

Now back to our post in its entirety!

 

Nick Kristof, who if he didn’t exist I’m not sure even FrnakJ could invent, mansplains abortion to backward Xtian women

If that seems incongruous, let’s remember that conservative Christianity’s ferocious opposition to abortion is relatively new in historical terms.

The Bible does not explicitly discuss abortion, and there’s no evidence that Christians traditionally believed that life begins at conception. St. Thomas Aquinas, the father of much of Catholic theology, believed that abortion was murder only after God imbued fetuses with a soul, at 40 days or more after conception.

So…. historically recent? In about 30 seconds of searching, we find this scholarly dude writing about how there was significant discussion in early Christianity about its sinfullness.

Huh. Why it’s as if Nick Kristof is an idiot?!?! Possibly. But he’s more of a fakenewser who spreads disinformation and misinformation to provide affirmation to NY Times readers because they’re good enough, they’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like them!

 

I didn’t realize this was an option.

The deranged drifter charged with gunning down a shelter worker after she fought off his rape attempt refused to show up to court Monday for the first day of his ​murder ​trial.

West Spruill has been a no-show to Bronx Supreme Court before –

Huh. You learn something new every day.

 

Veeshir Vact Check: True!

Dr. Herbert Lin, one of the nation’s pre-eminent thinkers on cybersecurity policy, shuns the internet-connected devices that fill some American homes.

He’ll have nothing to do with “smart” refrigerators, hands-free home speakers he can call by name, intelligent thermostats and the like.

“People say to me, ‘How can you have a doctorate in physics from MIT and not trust in technology?’ And I look at them and say, ‘How can I have a doctorate in physics from MIT and trust technology?’ ” Lin said.

The more you know the more paranoid you are.

Also, I wonder how many viruses (virii?) I picked up at that site.

 

More totally impartial judiciating!

In Fourth Circuit Hearing on Obama’s Travel Restrictions, ACLU Lawyer Admits, Sure, This Executive Order Might Be Legal if Hillary Clinton Signed It
Well, this was all pretty much implied from the lower courts’ reasoning — which always centered not on the law itself, but on statements Trump made (or was alleged by Rudy Giulliani to have made).

Minus those statements, then the EO passes muster. It’s facially constitutional. But they’re saying a bad man wants to pass it, which makes it unconstitutional by prior statements.

 

Hmmmm, what’s the current state of American Jurisprudence?

Chief Justice John Roberts first says the mandate in the law requiring individuals to buy health insurance is not a tax.

Then he says it is a tax.

He upholds the individual mandate—as a tax, not a penalty—as the law of the land. But then says it would not be “unlawful” for Americans to violate the law’s mandate that they “shall” buy health insurance–as long as they are willing to pay the “penalty” for not obeying the law.

 

So what you’re saying is that if you pass a law saying it’s not a tax it is a tax, except when it’s not, and Trump’s a doody-head?

I really need to read the commerce clause more closely cuz I just don’t see that. Or is it the life, liberty and pursuit of happiness clause?

 

Is this true? Cuz if it is, I don’t like it.

A judge on Tuesday erased a 2013 murder conviction against former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, ruling that case law in Massachusetts has long established that defendants who die before their appeals are heard should have their convictions vacated. (emphasis me, V)

I do not like that at all.

 

 

So…you remember when we are, right?

Yeah…. about that.…..

So..what size 12 gauge shot should I use for deer?

A more scholarly look at it.

Ungulate gnawing on bone has been reported in the taphonomic and zooarchaeological literature, but there are no known reports of ungulates altering human remains. Herein, we report on the first known photographic evidence of deer gnawing human remains. (emphasis none of your business, V)

Doesn’t make it any better.

 

It’s just too crazy, stupid and utterly predictable out there.

First up, The Most Surprising Link Of The Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Byrd-Bennett steered $23 million in no-bid contracts to the consultants who’d previously employed her; in return, she expected hundreds of thousand of dollars in kickbacks — though she never saw any of it.

The largest of the three no-bid deals was a jaw-dropping $20.5 million principal training contract. It was finalized a month after Byrd-Bennett controversially shuttered 50 neighborhood schools in 2013…

Much of the scheme that unfolded in 2012 and 2013 was captured in hundreds of frank and frequently humorous emails sent at all hours of the day and night, including Byrd-Bennett’s now infamous, emoji-punctuated, “I have tuition to pay and casinos to visit (:”

In them, Church said, “you saw greed, naked greed — someone looking to profit from a broken, near-bankrupt school system.”

Wait, you mean there was corruption, greed and a blatant disregard for Teh Peepul by a Chicago Official!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Say it ain’t so!

 

Keeping with the Chicago motif, we see a bit of hilarity that should be unfolding in the next year or so.

The fuse has been lit. When and if the bomb goes off, prestigious Chicago institutions — Northwestern University, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, prominent media outlets — and people — a sitting judge, a former state’s attorney, prominent journalists — will have more than egg on their faces.

That’s why it’s hard to imagine that a lawsuit filed against Northwestern and onetime prominent journalism Professor David Protess on behalf of a man wrongfully convicted of murder will actually go to trial. Too many have too much to lose — this is a scandal that has to be buried deep…

Here’s the original storyline.

Crusading journalism professor and his idealistic students investigate a nearly 20-year-old murder case, free an innocent man from death row and identify the real killer…

Here’s the real story. The crusading journalism professor and his unwitting student investigators actually freed a guilty man — Anthony Porter — and helped imprison an innocent man — Alstory Simon — with the assistance of a politically motivated state’s attorney’s office.

Sounds like a typical lefty operation. It accomplishes the opposite of what they claim while actually being an op against something they hate but cannot defeat legislatively (the death penalty).

I look forward to seeing this ignored in the major media, cuz it’s a local story. Not like a Republican city alderman in West Bumfuck, Arkansas being caught taking money from someone who once said a nice thing about Paula Deen (racist!).

 

I was just thinking this would be a good idea.

On the heels of major shakeups at the Fox News Network, an alternative conservative network is being actively discussed amongst conservative fat cats.

A well-placed source close to the proposal tells Mediaite that serious discussions are underway to create an alternative conservative cable network on the belief that the Fox News Network is moving too far to the left. The source, who is engaged in the talks, says a meeting is planned for today with two prominent high-powered television executives, some underperforming conservative networks and people who have an interest and the ability to fund a new network.

 

Hiring O’Reilly and picking up Hannity and Tucker Carlson would be a nice start.

Having a channel without leftists like Shep and Geraldo would be nice. Unfortunately, they’re going to have to hire from the same pool of lazy, stupid, ignorant and biased fools as the rest so we’d still have idiocies like Megan McCain being asked what she thinks.

 

I was always very sad that I missed going to Hong Kong before the handover. I’m pretty surprised it’s lasted as long as it has. That might be coming to an end. 

The “one country, two systems” policy under which Hong Kong is guaranteed a high degree of autonomy for half a century may be scrapped if it becomes a tool to confront Beijing, the legal chief of the central government’s liaison office in the city has warned.

Wang Zhenmin was speaking on Saturday at a seminar where outgoing chief executive Leung Chun-ying earlier told Hongkongers that the “no change for 50 years” assurance under the city’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, referred only to the capitalist system and did not mean Beijing’s sovereignty over the city could be changed afterwards…

Wang, a former Tsinghua University law dean, devoted a significant part of his keynote speech to attacking rising separatist sentiments in the city, as he reiterated that “one country” must come before “two systems”.

“If the ‘two systems’ part … is severely distorted or even [becomes a tool] to confront and damage ‘one country’, then the reasons and conditions for the ‘two systems’ to exist would be lost,” Wang said.

Sure you can have your own system and be free, so long as your system does what the murderous commie dictators demand.

Commies are big on sending messages, that’s a message.

 

Staying with murderous dictatorships, Tsar Putin I is probably getting (more) pissed off at Russians for demanding he pretend they still have a democratic form of gov’t.

Dozens of people have been detained while taking part in a protest campaign in many Russian cities urging President Vladimir Putin not to run in the country’s presidential election next year.

The April 29 protests came just three days after authorities moved to ban the organization spearheading the demonstrations: Open Russia, which was set up by former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

It was sad watching Russia sink back into a brutal dictatorship after a few years of hope for them.  Which slide coincided with Putin going after “Oligarchs!!!!!!!!!!!” who were busy trying to make Russia into a modern country and had the audacity to make money while doing so! Which was why all right-thinking lefties applauded when he did that.

 

For an alternate view of the tsar, Putin on the titz!

It’s Vladimir Putin’s war chest!

Russian beauties are being urged to rack up support for the Russian strongman — by busting out revealing shirts emblazoned with his image, the Daily Mail reported.

A patriotic youth group called Project Set launched the drive to score points for Putin ahead of next year’s presidential election.

Some bosom-baring shirts expose the cleavage through a love heart that Putin holds in his cupped hands. Others allow the boobs to appear through a cutout of his profile.

 

 

These are very cool and very inventive. I’m not sure I’d want one, but I can definitely see the allure.

That guy makes weird stretttttttttttttttttched-out sculptures that only make sense when reflected on something round.

That has to be very hard to visualize. Impressive.

Everything I Have To Say About The Media

Posted: January 22, 2017 by Moron Pundit in Fun With Media, Random Crap

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Yeah.   I might be back.   I have this feeling I’ll have a lot of penises to draw in the next 4-8 years.