Friday, November 26, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
...I’m talking about YOU. Regular people. Voters. The guy next door. The masses on the internet. Just average joes. Democrats. Libs. Whatever you call yourself. Anybody who identifies as being on the left.
When your leaders pick a narrative, you drink that Kool-Aid. Even if it’s shit flavored Kool-Aid, most of you smile and tell us it’s the best fucking Kool-Aid you’ve ever tasted. It’s milk from the teat of a magic cherry flavored Unicorn. Nope. It’s shit. You all know it’s shit. But you go along with the narrative anyway.
When the insane progs among you lie their asses off, I’m talking blatant, easily disproven, painfully ham-fisted, fucking LIES… Do you call them out? Do you say, “hang on guys, that’s a little nuts”. Because if you do, the rest of us sure as fuck don’t ever see it. Pick a topic, any topic. It’s always the same.
Read the whole thing. When I got to that part, though, I laughed out loud, woke Mrs. Drang up from her migraine-induced snooze, and further disturbed her by reading the entire thing out loud. She hasn't objected, so I guess she agrees. Either that. or she has Plans for tonight while I'm sleeping.
(Actually, i know she agrees because she started talking Seattle politics...)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Because it's OBVIOUSLY their fault...
Los Angeles ports will fine cargo ships waiting to unload their goods in an attempt to relieve congestion that is as desperate as it is gobsmackingly stupid.
It’s a fine so pointless and wrong that, of course, Presidentish Joe Biden has chimed in with his support for it.
According to CNBC, the White House is “hopeful” that fines will “ease the intensifying logjam of cargo ships” waiting to unload at Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles. Together, the two account for 40% of the country’s seaborne imports.
Carriers will have to pay “$100 per day for each container lingering past a given timeline” starting on the first of the month. Containers moved by truck will have nine days before they’ll start paying, and containers moved by rail will have just three days.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
The worst part is, Crazy Eddie is in charge...
"Renner, I must tell you of a creature of legend."
"Say on." Renner's image dialed for coffee. Coffee and stories, they went together.
"We will call him Crazy Eddie, if you like. He is a . . . he is like me, sometimes, and he is a Brown, an idiot savant tinker, sometimes. Always he does the wrong things for excellent reasons. He does the same things over and over, and they always bring disaster, and he never learns."
There were small sounds of whispering in MacArthur's wardroom. Renner's image said, "For instance?"
Renner's Motie's image paused to think. It said, "When a city has grown so overlarge and crowded that it is in immediate danger of collapse . . . when food and clean water flow into the city at a rate just sufficient to feed every mouth, and every hand must work constantly to keep it that way . . . when all transportation is involved in moving vital supplies, and none is left over to move people out of the city should the need arise . . . then it is that Crazy Eddie leads the movers of garbage out on strike for better working conditions."
Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye (Mote Series Book 1) (pp. 225-226). Kindle Edition.
Pass a law requiring Uber and Lyft to deduct taxes as if the drivers were their employees, and in the process destroy owner-operated trucking.
Pass another law essentially banning a semi truck built after 2010.
Then wonder why you have all those fully loaded container ships anchored offshore...
Not to mention vaccine AND face mask mandates.
And... well, you know. a lot of the stuff that has stopped me from posting more often the last year and a half.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Saturday, August 28, 2021
David L. Espinoza, 20, Texas, Lance Corporal, USMC
Nicole L. Gee, 23, California, Sergeant, USMC
Darin T. Hoover, 31, Utah, Staff Sergeant, USMC
Ryan C. Knauss, 23, Tennessee, Staff Sergeant, US Army
Hunter Lopez, 22, California, Corporal, USMC
Dylan R. Merola, 20, California, Lance Corporal, USMC
Rylee J. McCollum, 20, Wyoming, Lance Corporal, USMC
Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, California, Lance corporal, USMC
Daegan W. Page, 23, Nebraska, Corporal, USMC
Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, Massachusetts, Sergeant, USMC
Humberto A. Sanchez, Indiana, Corporal, USMC
Jared M. Schmitz, 20, Missouri, Lance Corporal, USMC
Maxton W. Soviak, 22, Ohio, Hospital Corpsman, US Navy
Sunday, July 4, 2021
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
A Committee of Five was named by the Second Continental Congress to draft a document declaring the independence of the thirteen colonies from England.
The link goes to the Wikipedia page on the Committee of Five, which is rather brief, and includes a snippet from Thomas Jefferson's memoirs about material removed:
The pusillanimous idea that we had friends in England worth keeping terms with still haunted the minds of many. For this reason, those passages which conveyed censures on the people of England were struck out, lest they should give them offense. The clause, too, reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa was struck out in complaisance to South Carolina and Georgia, who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves, and who, on the contrary, still wished to continue it.