Friday, February 26, 2021

Fun With Headlines - Gun Law

 First this:

House Democrats Push Biden to Create ‘National Gun Violence’ Director

Which makes me wonder if Biden really needs a director for this sort of thing, but what do I know. First person to come to my mind is James Hodgekinson but a bit of checking shows that while he's probably qualified, he's no longer available. 

However, the person who inspired him is still available as shown in this excerpt from the second link above:

The shooter posted several political statements on a Facebook page that appeared to belong to him and was a member of anti-Republican groups, including "Terminate the Republican Party," "The Road to Hell is Paved with Republicans" and "Illinois Berners United to Resist Trump."

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Hyundai Genisis GV80 beta test?


The Hyundai Genesis GV80 that Tiger Woods was driving was a beta prototype of their entry into the flying car category which Toyota is also getting into. While equipped with the dashboard buttons to enable flight mode, it seemed that Wood's car was not, in fact, fitted with the full suite of flight options. 

Notably missing were the propellers and wings.


Friday, February 19, 2021

Election Integrity?

 We doan' need no steenkin election integrity. The right people get elected now so go away.

Top 10!

 We did it! Colorado, which normally is to be found in or near the middle of any survey about anything, has finally made it into the top 10.

As our politicians continue to curry favor from the sock puppet in the White House, or more likely from the Central Committee who are running him, I'm sure we'll move up this ladder. 

This chart was found here in an article mostly about California which is well worth reading.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Why Gun Bans?

 Because they can.

It all fits together is kind of a perverted way: The party that wants to empty the prisons, open the borders, and defund the police, also wants to keep you from owning a gun.

Makes you wonder who, exactly, are they working for?

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Coup: Phase 3?

 Ace of Spades this morning reminds us that there are multiple phases to a coup.

Phase 1: Get the New Guy in behind the big desk.

Phase 2: Quickly arrest and/or execute the Former Occupant and cancel as many as his closest people as possible. Get them out of circulation and out of the news.

Phase 3: Arrest or cancel anyone in your own party who might be insufficiently enthusiastic about the New Guys reforms. Get them out of circulation and out of the news.

Phase 2 is rolling merrily along, and phase 3 is now beginning. Good. The sooner the revolutionaries start beheading their own, the sooner the farce will be over. The national GOP says it's planning a push for more transparency in the election process. Frankly I think that horse has left the barn and founded a new herd of its own, but good luck with that. 

Monday, February 15, 2021

Todays Weather

 Weather Underground is telling me it's mighty cold outside this morning:

-40 and feels like -40 so at least the wind chill isn't too bad. 

It's currently 11:40 AM and my outdoor thermometer is telling me it's +25 which I'm inclined to believe. Still. the screen cap was just too good not to post. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

East Bananastan

 So as of Feb 14, following a widely disputed election, the capitol is occupied by some 25,000 armed troops. The presidential residence and the legislature building are surrounded by newly installed 12 foot “climb resistant” fences, and in some parts of the capitol rioting, looting, and burning has ensued.

Tell me, bro, how is this different from East Bananastan?

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Gun Testing, 1, 2, 3...

Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee is proposing a huge and vastly over reaching anti-gun bill which, among other things, would require a psychiatric examination of all gun owners, potential buyers, and anyone even remotely connected to them to include ex-spouses.

All these in-depth exams presumably to be paid for by the gun owner/buyer.

Right idea, wrong target.

I propose that we require the exact same, in depth, wide ranging, psychiatric evaluations for anyone occupying or running for elective office. The exam itself would not be disqualifying as such, but would reveal to the public the wannabe tyrants up front before they get elected by promising to “fight for you” and then take up an agenda of micro managing everyone else's lives from the position of “designated mommy” for the rest of their lives.

Sound good to you? 

Monday, February 8, 2021

Super Bowl Humor

I did not watch the game. I am told, however , that at halftime, the Chiefs were leading. After the halftime show however, the Bucs had had 20 points added to their score.

Did anyone notice if the scoreboard had a Dominion trademark on it?

Friday, February 5, 2021

Covid-19 - While You're Waiting

First off let me emphatically state that I am NOT a doctor. I have been reading medical papers and watching the Covid fiasco unfold. Here's some stuff I've uncovered. Dr Pierre Korey gave some interesting testimony to the U.S. Senate before the video feed was cut off. Here it is. Watch it.

 Let us suppose that you are somewhere in line holding a ticket with a number in scientific notation, for your turn at a shot of vaccine, that you find yourself showing symptoms of the dreaded Chinky-Pox. What to do? First call your doctor, who may have something on his shelf for you. If you get told to self-quarantine and drink chicken soup, keep reading. Desperate people do desperate things. I plan to.

The following is NOT medical advice. It's what I plan to do if I find myself showing C-19 symptoms. I'm in a high-risk category and don't feel like taking chances with the Pox.

Run down to Murdocks, or whomever it is that sells farm and ranch supplies, and in the Equine section, find the display of Ivermectin. It's a paste, comes in a syringe with a plunger calibrated in pounds body weight, and contains enough to treat a 1250 lb horse. There are several brands ranging in price from $4 to $16. Reading the labels, I couldn't see any other difference. It's apple flavored so the horses like it. You can mix it with a bit of applesauce to make it go down easier if you like. Squeeze out enough for your body weight, and slurp it down. Wait 48 hours, then repeat. At least one protocol suggests adding a zinc supplement and an antibiotic. The antibiotic is precautionary, and your doctor may go along with this.  This should do it. Save the rest for your family as they may soon be needing it as well. If you're not better in 5 days, see your doctor.

It's approved for human use. Show the document at the link to your doctor. Get his opinion. Remember, I am NOT one.

Side effects here although they don't mention the dosage being used. Some of those diseases may require different amounts. Healthline also suggests that certain groups of people might have bad reactions to ivermectin, based off of other health conditions. These conditions include: people with asthma, people who have seizures, people with HIV, and people with liver problems.

Ivermectin is an FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug also shown to be effective in vitro against viruses including HIV, dengue and influenza. In vitro dosages frequently bear little connection to in vivo dosages.

Here, down in the comments, is a note from a user referring to "4 pills" used twice. No idea what size pills he used, and the only source I found for Ivermectin in pill form was doggie heartworm pills which seemed to contain the exact same ingredients as the equine paste. Again # of pills is proportionate to body weight. They're also quite expensive compared to the horse paste.

Election lawsuits

 The left is fond of pointing out that no fraud has been officially recognized, which with the exception of one case in Michigan, might be true. Gateway Pundit has a post describing the current legal landscape which paints a different picture:

The report as of February 4th, 2021 shows:

  • There are 80 court cases to date based on the 2020 election
  • In 28 cases President Trump was/is the plaintiff
  • In 48 cases President Trump was/is not the plaintiff
  • In 4 cases President Trump is the defendant
  • 21 of these cases have been decided on merits
  • Of the 21 cases decided on the merits, President Trump won 14 of them or two-thirds of the cases
  • 25 cases remain active

This would suggest that the current scorecard is Dismissed = 34, Trump or his people win = 14, Trump or his people lost = 7, In process = 25. At the rate we're going, we've seen about half of the cases dealt with one way or another in the 4 months since the election, so we can expect the remainder to be settled by May if we're lucky. Allowing for the usual delays, I would expect the SCOTUS to rule 7-5 in favor of the Dems when the cases get argued sometime this December.

The link in the quote goes to the raw data for the claims, which is at the same time both extensive and unenlightening. Good luck.


 I found this on another blog, which one I no longer remember, and posted it on a humor themed Facebook page.

It lasted 1 day before being flagged by an African group for containing false and misleading medical advice. In some places I bet it is. For the rest of us, it's humor in spite of the fact that some people are born without a sense of humor.

GA Runoff Election

 The Donks in GA are now telling us that some 750,000 Republicans simply didn't show up to vote in the runoffs that gave the Dems control over the U.S. Senate mostly because they were convinced that their vote wouldn't matter. Well, a vote not cast is a vote that doesn't matter, unless your vote might have helped your side win. Some 4.5M votes were cast, and the breakdown was as close to 50/50 as not to matter. The analysis is that some 750K Republicans failed to show up. 

750K/2.25M = 33%. I'm having a hard time believing that 1/3 of the Republicans were so discouraged that they didn't even show up turning what should have been a Republican landslide into a narrow Dem victory. Someone should conduct a survey down there and ask people who voted in the General if they also voted in the runoff. The answers may not agree with the vote count.

Yes, I know there are other ways to parse the vote count. I never expected the Republicans to win even in a traditionally Red state like GA as the same voting machines that turned it Blue were used in the runoffs with no questions asked.

Chase Bank Joins The Cancel Culture

 Fair Notice: I bank at Chase. I have no problem with their competence as bankers. They also serve as investment advisors, and as such I'm pretty happy with their results. BUT:

They now seem to find it expedient to get on the Cancel Culture bandwagon and become Crocodile Feeders in the hope, I guess, that they will get eaten last. It's a valid fear as banks are regulated heavily by politicians, and the lefties now have complete control over the process. We also know that they aren't shy about sending their enemies to Siberia, either real or figurative, for not showing sufficient enthusiasm for the current Dear Leader or any of the party policies. Still it would be nice to see corporate America at least make a token objection to the practice by pointing out that, in this case at least, they are bankers, and their job is to hold, handle, and move money for their clients to the benefit of said clients, and not to ride the clients hobby horse. 

That Client A might wish to eliminate client B is understood, but the bank should not take a side in this unless, say, client B also wishes to destroy the bank.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Gun Sales - And You Thought Last Year Was Busy

 A new record, and a first! The first time ever that NICS checks topped 4M in one month! If the traditional curve shape holds we're on track for 50,000,000 checks which is estimated to represent 35,500,000 gun sales this year.

The Dems are, unsurprisingly, adding to the military presence in D.C. and loading up H.R. 127, the most draconian anti-gun bill ever. I don't doubt for a minute it will get rammed through, the only current roadblock being the possibility of a filibuster in the Senate, but Schumer has enough votes (51) to abolish that. 

Remember the quote: "If you need 30 rounds to bag a deer, you aren't very good at hunting." Which was answered "If you can't govern without disarming your constituents first, you aren't very good at governing."

Medical Advances - The Human Condition

 Seems the whole human race is going to hell in a handbag:

Zombie nation: Third of adults walking around in concussion-like daze due to stress, lack of sleep

The stress of the daily grind plus the stress of the Chinky Pox plus the economic uncertainty... It's just too much. But wait! Help is on the way!

Hi-tech brain implants the size of a salt grain could let people choose their own mood.

What used to be done with a couple of drinks is now done with a small chip that drives LED lights implanted into the brain. The lights stimulate the right parts of the brain, and out comes a better attitude. So in the future, when you see someone with a glint in their eyes, it may be artificially induced. 

Who knows, it may even help with night vision. 


Fun With Headlines - Amsterdam

 From the Daily Mail,

Amsterdam officials to vote on plans for 'erotic centre' away from the city centre in bid to clean up its sex-and-drugs reputation and attract 'better' tourists

 Maybe they'll call it Erotterdam.