Thursday, June 17, 2021

How Bad Is It?

 Not here, for a change, but 2 stories coming out at the same time, on the same topic, makes you wonder. First there seems to be a famine going on in North Korea. This doesn't strike me as particularly unusual, but pictures of 'Lil Kim are showing him noticeably thinner. This following his tearful confession that things are tight, food-wise, and he blames himself. Now the news is that there is a larger than average food shortage, at least in part brought on by the closure of the border with China. Rare indeed to see a Communist admit that the current plan isn't working.

More along the lines of what I'd expect, is this story announcing that the latest thing among Chinese youth is the practice of "chewing grass" which has multiple interpretations ranging from voluntarily going on a diet, to doing so involuntarily, Coincidentally, this is happening in concert with reports of poor grain harvests, which includes animal feed. Here's a place where the Greens could actually help us. They need to encourage the Chinese to begin blending their gasoline with ethanol, so that like us, a large percentage of their corn crop can be burned in their rapidly growing automobile population.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Observation

 While it is true that no one ever went broke underestimating the taste or intelligence of the American public, at the same time the answer to the question "How dumb do they think we are?" is to simply look at the people we elect.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Fun With Headlines - V.P. Harris

 It was recently reported that Air Force 2 aborted a trip to Guatemala on account of some strange noises heard on takeoff. So far Ms Harris has avoided any trips very far from D.C. presumably so as to be on the spot when Sock Puppet Joe finally can't be held upright through a short speech any more.

I'm speculating that the strange noises in V.P. Harris' plane can be traced to a rattling of loose marbles in Harris' head.

It also seems plausible to me that Nancy Pelosi has outfitter Harris' plans with a bomb to be used while she's speeding back to D.C. The fortunate twofer would make Nancy president.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

May NICS Checks - Still Ahead Of The Curve

 After the 2020 riot-induced surge in gun sales, you'd thing it would take an actual outbreak of civil unrest to top those numbers. You'd almost be right. The Marxists got their people into office, and have throttled back on the rioting, ecept in Portland and Minneapolis, of course, and the rush on guns has dropped off a bit. I, personally, wonder if some of the drop off is due to people recognizing that while you can still buy a gun, finding ammo is at best difficult and expensive, and at worst, impossible.

Anyway, here's the latest:


Still ahead of 2020 if only narrowly. Rumor has it that ammo and components may become generally available in 2 years or so.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Food

 Here's a great one:

Genetically modified salmon head to US dinner plates

Now hum the tune:

Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads

Fish heads fish heads, eat 'em up, yum. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Pin Pointing Denver Crime

 A study released yesterday includes information on the highest crime areas in Denver, giving locations down to certain street intersections. If you have lived here for a while, most of these come as no particular surprise. 

Those hot spots – which make up only 1.56% of Denver’s landmass (excluding Denver International Airport) – were identified as the following areas:

  • South Federal Boulevard and West Alameda Avenue
  • Colfax Avenue and Broadway
  • Colfax Avenue and Yosemite Street
  • 47th Avenue and Peoria Street
  • MLK Jr. Boulevard and Holly Street

They are posted in no particular order, but the second one really stands out: This particular intersection  is known all over town as a trouble spot, partly because of the persistent homeless encampment on the South West corner, but mostly because of the wholesale theft ring operating out of the building 1 block East of the South East corner, which is also responsible in no small measure for the homeless encampment as well. 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Rewriting History

 The Dems are currently making noises about packing the supreme court if the court overturns all or part of Roe v Wade. This would require eliminating the filibuster in the Senate which doesn't currently seem likely, but who knows. 

The other thing going on is the audit currently under way in Georgia that has already turned up evidence of massive fraud to the point that at least one judge is leaning toward invalidating all or part of the 2020 election there. At minimum this could cost one of Georgias new Senators his seat. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Gaza War

 Here's one from ET which is unfortunately behind their paywall, but having read the headline, you don't actually need to read the article:

Israel, Hamas Agree to Ceasefire Over Gaza Conflict: Netanyahu’s Office

Good to see the hostilities winding down. I have to wonder is the notable lack of participation by the Abraham Accords signatories had anything to do with this.

Arabic Word Of The Week - Hudna: Frequently mistranslated as cease-fire, or truce, this work has a much deeper meaning.  Hudna is usually called for by the side of a conflict that isn't doing as well as they'd like. i.e. they're getting their asses kicked. The best translation goes something like this: "O honorable enemy, I am wounded and nearly out of ammunition, Please stop shooting at me for a time while I get medical help, reinforcements, and more ammo!"

The time to ask for this is when you are in a position to defend yourself otherwise the winning side will cheerfully agree to your conditions, and as soon as you are vulnerable, will swoop down on you and kill you to the last man, frequently in very creative and colorful ways.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Domestic Violence?

 I suppose the reasoning goes that since all Americans are just one big (mostly) happy family, any violent incidents will now be classified as domestic violence. Or some such. Like the domestic disturbances that seem to happen nightly in Portland, or the domestic kerfuffles that happen several times a night in Chicago, right? 

The F.B.I. are now calling James Hodgkinsons firing of about 100 rounds at Republicans practicing for a softball game and "domestic violence extremism". This is a revision from a previous assessment of the act as an attempt at "suicide by cop". 

I'm waiting for someone to introduce the " Steve Scalise anti terrorism Bill" to ban the sale of assault weapons, being defined as any firearm capable of holding more than one round, to anyone registered to vote as a Democrat. The Dems shouldn't complain as their greatest accomplishment in this area was the assassination of Republican president Lincoln, which was done with a single-shot pocket pistol.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Restrictions On Getting To Work

 If the Democrats really wanted us to work for a living, you'd think they'd make it easier to do, but no. Gov Polis is proposing restrictions on the number of people at larger worksites that would be permitted to arrive in single occupancy vehicles. 

CDPHE is essentially farming out to large companies enforcement of something it cannot do on its own; tell people they can’t drive their own cars to work.  

Forcing companies to come up with a plan that meets the standards set by CDPHE burdens employers with making employees obey, says McConnell. This could be as simple as saying “carpool or take the bus or get fired” if the costs of compliance are higher than those of finding more compliant employees. 

I seem to have picked a really good time to quit working (retire). I'm also curious, as a motorcycle rider, how many passengers I would have been expected to bring along on my motorbike in order to qualify as a High Occupancy Vehicle under the proposed rules.  

Oh yes, and all this privatized tyranny is being imposed to fight the bogeyman of Global Warming by cutting Colorados carbon footprint by the amount produced by one Chinese coal fired power plant in one day.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

The Political Spectrum

 The left seems to have a rather narrow political spectrum, with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the left and pictured as the Dems friend at best and just a competitor at worst, and Vlad Putin on the right, Pictured here as an arch conservative and public enemy for his alleged role in getting Trump elected and for his role in freeing the slaves which the Dems still hold a grudge over. 


This does ignore some realities, like the Chinese efforts to stamp out anything that looks like it might become more popular than their government, and the Dems mistake in nominating a very unlikable candidate and then failing to cheat enough to get her elected. 

So there we have it: Xi is a Democrat, and Putin is a Republican, and that's the whole of the political spectrum, from left to right.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Maricopa Update

Here's an article from Gateway Pundit supplementing the 2 items I mentioned 2 posts down, and adding a third. Nothing at all to see here except that for a free and fair election, there seems to be an awful lot of effort being put into covering up exactly how it was conducted, ranging from county commissioners up to the Biden DOJ.

It might be worth remembering that Colorado uses the same equipment and methods as Maricopa County.

What They Say, and Why They Say It

 This could almost be a fun with headlines post, but I'll leave it like this

'Furious' Meghan McCain's Brutal Nickname For Trump Lights Up Twitter

The actual verbiage being referenced is 

“Go ahead in this sausagefest of MAGA up on Capitol Hill, pull her out and put another woman in who will do and say anything you want for President Trump,” McCain said. “See where this lands us in midterms. I’m absolutely furious.”

Now imagine if the affronted person had been "of color":

“Go ahead in this crackerfest of MAGA up on Capitol Hill, pull him/her out and put another POC in who will do and say anything you want for President Trump,” McCain said. “See where this lands us in midterms. I’m absolutely furious.”

Losing her job due to an over willingness to sell out to the other side, and blaming it on sexism. As I have observed before, if a liberal accuses you of racisim, it's a tacit admission of defeat in the argument. This observation seems to be equally valid for sexism, and probably for most, if not all of the other "isms" conservatives get accused of.

 

 

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Maricopa Audit - Good News and Bad News

 Here's 2 stories about the audit currently plodding along in Maricopa County AZ. First the bad news. The Dems, who have been moving heaven and earth to stop the thing have won an agreement with the Republicans who demanded it in that the auditors will no longer judge ballot validity based on signature matching. That is it now no longer matters if every absentee ballot in the county was signed by the same person.

Next up, the (possibly) good news is that it appears that computer equipment used in the voting and counting had been fitted with removable storage devices that were removed and stored in "undisclosed locations" by "undisclosed persons" who may or may not have been working for either Maricopa county or Dominion Inc. There is no record of custody.

My own uneducated guess would be that someone was warming the hot dogs they were having for lunch on the servers, but I'm assured by the article that those are removable data storage devices.


Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Dodging The Bullet

 Here is the legal eagle O'Bummer wanted to put on the Supreme court.

Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland does not know that I.D. is required to purchase a firearm, despite the undo ‘burden’ it places on prospective buyers.

He thinks we should be requiring an ID to buy a gun, but not to vote. Yeah, Great pick.