Hypocrisy much???

Sigh…

Several radical leftists who are members of the Squad in the U.S. House of Representatives — including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Jamaal Bowman, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Cori Bush — are well-known for their rhetoric pushing for American cities to defund their police departments. And while it’s their right to advocate for what has already proven to cause a dystopian reality in American cities, they are not immune to criticism for being hypocrites. 

Full article, HERE.

And then there was this from Xiden…

The reporter asks Biden if any Democrats support defunding the police, after he insisted that none do. Which is an obvious lie, since Democrats did defund police in many cities and many Democrats in Congress continue to support defunding the police.

His answer???

“Are there people…who think we’re sucking the blood out of kids?”

WTH was that answer for or too??? Full article, HERE.

I want to see his handlers explain this one away…

And this ‘toon nails it… Polling is down on Voter ID racism, so…

Oh hell yes!!!

Oddly, it seems that ONLY political or posts that might ‘offend’ seem to miss schedule… WTH WordPress???

This happened last year, but it’s still worth a repeat…

Luke Duncan is the chairman of the Ute Indian Tribe Business Committee, the governing body of the Ute Indian Tribe. The tribe is made up of three bands: the Uintah, the Whiteriver and the Uncompahgre; two representatives from each band are elected to serve four-year terms on the Business Committee.
The tribe’s Uintah and Ouray Reservation is located in northeastern Utah, approximately 150 miles east of Salt Lake City. It’s the second-largest Indian reservation in the United States, covering more than 4.5 million acres.
Last year, the Salt Lake Tribune ran a commentary titled, “Time for the U. to Give up its Native American Nickname.” The author, a University of Utah employee named Christopher Mead, argued that the University of Utah needs to stop using the name “Running Utes.”
The tribe responded-
Our business committee, the elected governing body of the Ute Indian Tribe, was incensed and deeply troubled when we read the piece. Mead’s approach in raising this issue on behalf of our tribe, and the implicit attitude of saving the Ute people from themselves, lacks common sense. It undermines tribal rights, it causes conflict between native and non-native communities, and it negates our ability as a sovereign nation to make appropriate decisions for our people.
The full article is HERE!
This response, and the one by the Seminoles in Florida over the Florida State mascot both got a good bit of press on the conservative side as they slapped down rather effectively the wokesters that wanted to ‘complain’ for them.
But…
Apparently this week the Cleveland Indians will now be known as the Cleveland Guardians… Whatever that is… 106 years of history, gone.
And the Washington Redskins are now just known as Washington… Can’t even come up with something acceptable… Interesting…
At least the Atlanta Braves are standing up to the wokesters and telling them to go pound sand!

Which is more important???

Bread and circuses (AKA the intarwebz)? Or???

Apparently some ‘wag’ on cable yesterday afternoon said after the internet ‘outage’ yesterday, that the administration needs to take all the money away from roads, bridges, and ACTUAL infrastructure and put it into ‘ensuring that the intarwebz stays up, because THAT is more important than roads and bridges…

Of note, the web was partially impacted for around an hour…

People today don’t seem to understand that shelter, food, and clean water aren’t guaranteed. Or gasoline, for that matter…

We did pretty good without the intarwebz… invented a few things, cars, airplanes, trains, a few life saving drugs here and there, steam power, gasoline engines among others. Created the atomic bomb, went to the moon, you know, little things like that…

What is the benefit of the intarwebz? You can shop in your underwear from your couch. But THAT is more important than the roads, bridges, rails, etc. that bring those things to you?

And those other ‘little niceties’… Food from fields to manufacturers, to stores; oil from the ground to refineries, to those gas stations you use.

I…gah… I just do not understand how short sighted, conceited, and egotistical these people are that believe crap like the above…

Have a good weekend, and go enjoy yourselves! Get outside, away from the computers and phones and enjoy nature!

 

TBT…

Sometimes chains are a ‘good’ thing…

This plane captain is waiting for his bird to be spotted on the flight deck so he can chain it down.

The ONLY times a bird isn’t chained down on the deck or in the hangar is when they are being towed, or on deck if the pilot is in the jet and it’s getting ready to taxi or in the launch sequence.

Supposedly there is non-skid on the carrier decks, but by mid-cruise, it’s usually worn off to the point that the deck is getting slick. Add spilled oil, hydraulic fluid, etc. and it gets REALLY slick!

And with the noise on the flight deck during launch/recovery, you can’t hear anything. It’s even more ‘fun’ at night, when the only lights are red lights around the edges of the deck.

Who was Jefferson Davis???

Sam Jacobs over at Ammo.com has a new ‘personality’ up.

Two individuals come to mind at the mention of the Confederate States of America, General Robert E. Lee and Former-President of the Confederate States, Jefferson Davis. Both General Lee and Davis were men of principle and conviction as they stood up for what they believed; however, for a variety of historically complicated reasons, General Lee became a far bigger symbol of the Confederacy after its demise than Davis. Although Davis remains a sort of avatar for the end of states’ rights, some have come to view him as a Southern patriot.

Full article, HERE.

I think it’s one of the more ‘balanced’ depictions of Davis, historically accurate, and free from the usual cliches. With the left trying to revise history and/or erase the parts they don’t like, and honest presentation is refreshing, at least to me…

Your thoughts?

Oopsie…

Green energy gonna save us…

Or not… At least in Philly… $24 million in electric buses (apparently about $1 M each) less than five years old are now off the road!

The entire fleet of Proterra buses was removed from the roads by SEPTA, the city’s transit authority, in February 2020 due to both structural and logistical problems—the weight of the powerful battery was cracking the vehicles’ chassis, and the battery life was insufficient for the city’s bus routes. The city raised the issues with Proterra, which failed to adequately address the city’s concerns.

Full article, HERE.

Apparently, this is one of those little oopsies like lack of mileage, no charging stations, etc. But this is supposed to be our future?

Guess it’s time to invest in some good cow ponies. At least they are fairly cheap to operate, but the lack of trunk space and no AC are gonna be a PITA (in addition to the PITA from riding any distance at my age)…

I really wonder if any of these cities that are going down the ‘green energy’ rathole are actually doing the due diligence they should be on these ‘products’. Wind, solar, electric cars?

How are they going to charge them? Look at what happened in Texas with the freeze… Wind was frozen, solar was snow covered, propane froze because the feeds were ‘supposedly’ green powered, which shut them down, etc. The ONLY clean energy is nuclear, but that’s bad… sigh

Where does this end? How many must die before some people come to their senses and stop trying to placate the left and say we need to actually have stable power, and vehicles that go more than 300 miles without having to be charged (hint-gas/diesel powered)?

And now that manufacturers are stepping away from building cars, people are wanting to not allow John Q. Public to be able to buy a pickup truck because they are ‘dangerous and carbon negative polluters)…

Kicking the soapbox back in the corner and looking for my BP meds.

I’m giving away books!!!

I’m part of a group of authors giving away copies of our books this month!!!

You can enter HERE for free. Signed copies of Rimworld- The Rift will go to the five winners! 🙂

I think I’m in pretty good company with these folks! 😉

Sigh…

Coming out of the WuFlu, I wonder how many of us can get a bingo…

Busy writing, go read the folks on the sidebar! They’re better at this than I am.

Censorship???

Has .gov sanctioned Big Tech to censor posts? Apparently the answer is yes…

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday the Biden administration is identifying “problematic” posts for Facebook to censor because they contain “misinformation” about COVID-19.

Full article, HERE.

The ‘rationale’, if I parsed the word salad right, is that people are DYING! OMG!!! ELEVENTY!!! Of course they also trotted out a tame doctor who vouched for the requirements for everybody masking, and that those who have been vaccinated or have had the WuFlu just need to ‘suck it up’ and mask up because other people won’t get the vaccine because- MISINFORMATION!!! Ummm, kinda like the whole mess surrounding the origins of the WuFlu??? Sigh…

Interestingly, Fauci didn’t make an appearance this time around, and they seem to be using a different set of doctors and the new Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, is pushing that problematic social posts on COVID-19 are responsible for the issues and spikes.

The question is, how long before the censorship morphs to something else they don’t like? Like pointed out CRT is a scam? Or that Dems pushed for defunding the police? Or that there are actual cases of voter fraud that are now coming out?  Or…

All this is interesting in light of the article, HERE from The TImes UK about which posts were most popular on FB…

Sigh…

I need to clean out my garage stash more often…

84 boxes of ammo in various calibers, not counting about 2000 rounds of .22…

All now neatly (more or less) labeled so I can find them again…

And before you ask, no, none of it is for sale, and yes, I have guns in all the calibers of ammo that I have…

I truly miss the days when we were shooting 500-1000 rounds a week in practice…

Of course that was 40mumble years ago… When I could see! And was in a LOT better shape than I am today. But that might explain why I’m still more accurate at 50 yards than I am at 10… sigh