Friday, February 28, 2020

The Upcoming Elections And All That

I went to a Taco dinner (yes we have those) sponsored by the local republicans, attended by the politically active and several office holders and candidates and heard a local radio host* tell us what the current state of disorganization and dismay is among Democrats. He went on at some length about how the Dem candidates have all gotten go far to the left that even the nominally leftists in the party are trying to distance themselves from them.

The stage at the last Dem debate.

Which is great, as far as it goes. The Dems here have got a ballot harvesting machine that can suck votes out from under the rocks which will be very difficult to beat in any case in November. The Republican hope is that the Donks can be sufficiently associated with the top level to discourage some percentage of them from voting at all or, best case, switching sides. There is also the Rep hope that the prospect of re-electing more of these will inspire more Reps to actually show up for the elections. Inspiration comes from, among other things, the investigations in Washington that start out aimed at Trump, and inevitably end up exposing Dems as the real crooks as the rocks get turned over.

Swell, except for one thing. When question time came up, I asked if the speaker, or anyone there really believed that by 2024, any Democrat above the level of Federal Dog Catcher would actually see the inside of a jail. Guess how many hands went up?

Exactly none. While it's encouraging to see the roaches being exposed, it's equally discouraging to see no Raid being applied. Jailing a couple, even at the lower levels would tell the Reps that the Donks don't completely own the justice system.

*Dr. Matt Dunn has been voicing his opinion on politics every Sunday evening on KNUS 710 Radio. The Dr. is real. He's a practicing dentist, not a cleric.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus - Imagine

Imagine if you will, that Slow Joe gets elected president. Quit pretending to barf, it gets worse.

Imagine there's a sudden outbreak of the dreaded Kung Flu along the now open southern border.

Imagine that Slow Joe goes on TV to announce that he's got it handled, that his VP, Stacy Abrams, has been put in charge of the effort to take care of this.

Some of us need to start a go fund me page to raise enough money to buy an island somewhere reserved for the sane.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Coronavirus - Cui Bono?

So how does the Coronavirus play out in the context of the whole world? If you are the dictator of a country and have an interest in keeping your population ignorant, not well. it's hard to cover up having to quarantine whole cities and getting everyone to wear surgical masks. Also hard to hide long wait lines at hospitals and widespread workplace closures. Blame it on anyone you want, but it's hard to hide your inability to actually do anything about it.

Biggest beneficiary: Leaders of open societies, and most notably President Trump. Trumps trade policies have avoided causing a global market crash by being very narrowly targeted and being backed up by diversification policies that have been moving the country away from such a heavy dependence on China. Not perfect by any stretch, but helpful in this context. Market corrections or sub-optimal performance can be blamed on the virus and while that's not 100% the case, it's probably enough true as not to matter much. Meantime, so far, the infection/fatality rates are much lower in the freer countries which instills confidence in their governments.

Of course if you're excessively paranoid and in to conspiracy theories you could postulate that the virus was developed in a university lab in Minnesota, and deliberately leaked to China by the Trump admin to destabilize the Chinese government and cover up the damage his trade war is doing. The big problem with this theory is that it involves the Deep State working quietly and efficiently in concert with the Trump administration and having no leaks at all in the process.

Right. Happens all the time.

NOTE: We now have an outbreak in Iran which the management there is not doing well with. Big surprise. Saudi Arabia is quietly in panic mode over the thought that a plane load of infected pilgrims might contaminate the prayer rugs in Mecca and Medina. Divine retribution, anyone?

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Spread Of Coronavirus

Perhaps the well hidden chapters of this story. Remember back in 1918 when the Spanish flu spread like wildfire on account of a war going on with millions of men packed together in staging bases and front line posts? Now look at a map of China and notice that Wuhan is not that far from Singkiang where the Chinese currently have some 2M Uighers locked up in reeducation camps.

Think about the results of dropping one infected person into each prison colony. Think that the Chinese would pass up an opportunity like this? Rapid spread and a high fatality rate would be a feature, not a bug, and the location lends itself to a near perfect cover-up.

Has anyone looked at satellite pics for smoke plumes or evidence of mass grave digging? One should never let a crisis like this go to waste.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Western Civ in 5 minutes

Everything they refuse to teach you in college, or even in High School any more:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Local Politics

While attending a small rally for a local candidate for our House of Reps, I got to chat with some of the more senior reps who told me that unofficially our Governor and member of the Big 4 Colorado billionaires Club, Jared Polis, is positioning himself for a presidential run in 2024.

Swell. Early on candidates tend to move to the far ends of their parties in order to corral the votes necessary in the primaries. This may be is come conflict with the sitting members of his own party who currently control both chambers of the legislature. The legislature is controlled by Tom Steyer and the other 3 members of the aforementioned Big 4 who support rather extreme positions on everything. Guns, taxes, schools, immigration, the works. If the legislature continues to overreach, they run the risk of losing at least the Senate.

The House is a different story with all the Donks plugged in to their seats by the oligarchs with apostasy punishable by a well funded primary challenger. Primaries are comparatively cheap and in the general the union soldiers will dutifully harvest ballots for anyone with a D after their name.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Coronavirus Remedies

I call them remedies rather than cures since I suspect that most of these have the effect of suppressing the symptoms rather than actually eliminating the disease. Many of these have ethnic roots as well, so get ready for some cultural assimilation.

Remedy #1 An Irish remedy
This one involves gelatinous seaweed

The Red Seaweed of Chondrus crispus and Mastocarpus stellatus have been used for Centuries in Ireland to relieve sore throats, coughs and colds.
Need :
  • 25g of Carrageen / Irish Moss
  • 600ml (1 pint) of water
  • Lemon, sugar, honey – to taste to your own preferences
The traditional way to make this is to :
  • Soaked 25g of Carrageen / Irish Moss in a bowl of cold water for 15 mins.
  • Place soaked Carrageen / Irish Moss in a pan with 600ml (1 pint) of water.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins – the Carrageen / Irish Moss should break up into little pieces and the liquid thickens.
  • Strain the liquid through a sieve, making sure you get all the liquid through the sieve with the spoon.
  • Add Sugar, lemon, honey to taste – to your own taste.
  • Allow to cool and decant into a resealable jar/container.
  • This will keep in the fridge for approx 1 week.
  • Other flavours can be added to your own taste – ginger, vanilla essence, etc.

My own personal suggestion for flavoring would be Tullimore Dew. In moderation, of course.

Remedy #2. Another Irish remedy: One of my friends also has an Irish remedy which involves hanging your hat on a bedpost and taking a bottle of whisky to bed with you which you drink until you see two hats. I suspect that when you regain consciousness, the hangover will overwhelm any other problems you might have and you can get back to work just like any other Monday morning.

Remedy #3. A Welsh remedy.  I got this one off one of the news feeds I read. A Welshman, working in China came down with the dreaded Kung Flu and was by his account, at deaths door when he decided to try his national cure, a Honey Lemon Toddy. This involves 2 levels of prep, depending on how long you think you have to live I guess. The simple one at he link
  • 2 ounces scotch whiskey
  • ½ lemon
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • hot water (to taste)
He says it saved his life. He also didn't say how many he took. I recommend 3 parts water to 1 part booze. I made mine using Tincup Rye whiskey and it was really smooth and tasty. Smooths the throat too. If you have a bit longer to live, have the ingredients, and remember where you put them, you can add a couple of cloves, some cinnamon stick, and just a hint of nutmeg.

Monday, February 10, 2020

New Coronavirus Masks

If it's the Kung Flu or something else, why not opt for something else?
Mask #1

Minimalist, for use in less infected areas
Mask #2

Maxi mask, includes 5 micron filters inside

Not to mention what it does to the ChiCom facial recognition software.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Democratic Approach

After hearing James O'Keefe's videos of Bernies people recently I'm beginning to get a feel for the party's approach to the upcoming elections.
His rep did assure us that Stalin's gulags were nowhere near as bad as the CIA has portrayed them.
Turning out the Antifa militias to turn out the vote also inspires this one:
Short, succinct, and to the point, no?

Having watched the Donks go from Russians! to Ukrainians! to He Dissed Us! to no avail, I'm thinking that sooner or later they're going to start thinking that assassination is the only remaining route to a 2020 victory.

Might be fun for Trump to invite Pelosi, Schimer, and Mutt&Jeff to the White house on some pretext or other and have them met at the back door by the TSA who will give them the full Bin Ladin screening welcome. Just so they understand where they stand with him in the D.C. food chain.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Hillary For V.P?

I believe she would jump at the prospect. After all if her party won, she would then be only one more heartbeat away from the presidency.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Medical Science Marches On

I have reported here on a technique for fighting cancers involving separating the victims T-cells out, reprogramming them to recognize certain cancers, in the case mentioned, leukemia, then putting them back into the patient where they ruthlessly attack and kill the cancer. An impressive trick which worked best on liquid cancers.

It now seems that a lab in Wales has discovered a naturally occurring t-cell that preferentially attacks cancerous cells, but is present only in modest numbers. They have cultured them and injected significant volumes into cancer patients and had some favorable results.
They reportedly discovered a new type of T-cell that carries a receptor that latches onto human cancers but ignores healthy cells.
In fact, the receptor is said to be capable of killing several cancers, including lung, skin, blood, colon, breast, bone, prostate, ovarian, kidney and cervical cancer.
They say that human trials could begin by the end of the year which by health care development standards is  blindingly fast. Since at this point the process involves using the patients own T-cells, the word "drug" does not appear in a description of the therapy so the FDA whose function is to insure that NOTHING gets to the market, in minimally involved.

Coincidentally, two political icons, one of the left, and one of the right, seem to be candidates for the treatment. Rush Limbaugh and Notorious RBG have between them supporters with enough money to outright buy Wales and establish the Limbaugh-Ginsburg Cancer Treatment Center.

What Happened In Iowa

Since no one actually seems to know, that means that my guesswork is equally valid as everyone elses so here goes:

It seems the APP software used in Iowa was written by the same people who wrote the ballot counting software that screwed Biden out of the nomination in 2016. My theory is that the "malware" built into the app had the function of removing votes from the Biden file and adding them to the Clinton file. In '16, this worked. This year the feature was still there, still carefully hidden, and still working except that this year, there was no Clinton file to write to, so the whole app crashed.

When some results finally get out, we will find Biden with very low vote counts and the rest of the field with about what we expected, percentage wise. Good thing, I suppose, that Hill wasn't on the ballot else we'd also see that she again won all the coin toss decisions.

These people want to micromanage your life too.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

What Trump Should Say

In the SOTU address Tuesday, pointedly looking over at the Clown Coup people:
"I'll have more flexibility after tomorrow."

Groundhog Day

Taking a cue from Tam who tells us that if your convertible doesn't see the shadow of its top:

If your motorcycle saw its shadow on the road today then it's a cue for an early spring. Mine did.

72 today declining to 30 with snow tonight, accumulating 5-6" Monday with a bit more on Tue and a low of 4 on Wed Morning. That groundhog had best get back in his hole. Winter Sucks!

UPDATE to add weather notes.