Monday, March 12, 2018

I Was There: Kris Kristofferson

Sex on legs:

If anyone needed to "get a room" it was these two.  OMG, how sexy is this.

I saw Kris and Rita in Vancouver many moons ago.  Their chemistry was amazing, just like this video.  So sad it didn't last.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Call to Action

Are we cowards, or are we men? It's time folks.

Sell your cloak, buy a sword: 

It is not time to break the law, yet. But it is time to start marches, riots, and other forms of relentless civil disobedience to show the establishment our resolve.
If we have the resolve. Do we?
Do you?
The lamps are going out all over the world. It is time to start a few fires.   
                                         John C. Wright

Sunday, February 25, 2018

A very succinct minute and twenty-six seconds.

Penn and Teller have a video that so clearly explains the second amendment that it should be seen by everyone.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Buckle Up

So, the FISA memo has been released. Here are a few observations:

1. 99% of the American public have not followed/do not understand what is in it.

2. The "never Trumpers" and many neocons have shown their true colors and are collaborators.

3. The best, the VERY BEST, coverage of these events is at The Conservative Treehouse. Sundance has done exhaustive research spanning years. If you haven't been following his posts, I urge you to take the time to do so. Sundance is this generation's Woodward and Bernstein. His investigative work is nothing short of stellar.

4. Trump does not play checkers. He plays chess. He plays multi-dimensional chess. While the media and the progs and the Never Trumpers are flapping their jaws over the "nothing burger", I am confident that he is prepared to release Memogate Part deux. And Part trois. And Part quatre. Buckle up.

5. I'm not tired of winning. Are you?

Monday, January 29, 2018

Ladies & Gentlemen, the Incomparable Mark Steyn...

From twenty years ago. The man is brilliant, now. And then.

"For six days, Bill Clinton kept his head down, a position usually reserved for his womenfolk."

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Billionaires Are Aghast

 "I’m for helping the homeless people, but I think they could have placed the shelter elsewhere.”

I literally laughed out loud when I read this article.

Perhaps, next election, their vote will reflect their experience, and they will join the mindset of the other millions of people who have to deal with homeless camps/shelters in their low to middle-class neighborhoods.

Remember when the Portland city gov't decided it would be a fine idea to erect shacks in people's back yards to house the homeless? How many of Portland's wealthy raised their hands? *crickets* That's right; the women with pussy hats and the "antifa" agitators and the city council loud mouths are all for "helping the homeless" as long as it doesn't involve them doing anything more than verbal virtue signalling. They can't have homeless in their gated communities. That's what the gate is for; to keep out the riff raff. It's a free country. They can do that.

Just don't tell me how virtuous you are, or try to tell me you're for "social justice". You're a LARPer. And a liar. And a fraud. Scurry back to your walled compound and STFU.

That is all.


Mental Health/Low IQ Issue?

Not in MY neighborhood!


Friday, January 19, 2018

Ghosts of Technological Inflection Points Past...

What I wouldn't give to walk around in this lost world for an afternoon. You can almost smell that world, watching the video.

What I mean by the title: "both kinds of carriages" (horseless, and "regular") living side by side here.

Sorta. First came "driving". About ten minutes later came "driving like an asshole". Evidently. ;)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Some thoughts after the Hawaii missle scare

A few days ago someone accidentally sent a real alert about a missile strike heading towards Hawaii. The latest thing I read about this incident was that there was a menu of items to select from. Some of those items on the menu used plain English, some used government acronyms.

It should be realized that if there is a way to screw something up, someone will find a way of doing it. This is not the first time something like this has happened. Apparently someone got confused and selected the wrong item.

Years ago, the government system for warning against missile attacks was tested every Saturday morning. A message would be sent out on AP and UPI news teletypes. Radio stations would check the message, which consisted of two words, with the list of test phrases. If they matched, the system was presumed to be working.

Radio stations have, or used to have, a red envelope. If a message came down and it was not the test time, or if the message did not match the test list, someone at the radio station was to open the red envelope. Inside the red envelope was a list of words. If the message on the teletype matched the words in the red envelope then the message was authenticated as a real alert and the system was to be activated.

One Saturday morning in 1971 someone at the control center "pushed the wrong button," sending the real message. No one acted on the alert, figuring that someone must have pushed the wrong button as it came at the same time as the weekly test. Now if someone at a small mom and pop radio station in Kentucky knew the test happened at the same time every Saturday morning, don't you think that the Kremlin knew the test happened at the same time every Saturday morning? There was a reason the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on a Sunday morning.

In 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake (the "World Series" quake) struck the San Francisco area.

Many people felt that it showed the weakness of the old Emergency Broadcast System. There was a limited number of people who could activate the EBS system and no one activated it after the earthquake. Because of that a new system was designed. This new system, the Emergency Alert System (EAS) was designed to overcome those weaknesses. Many more people were now in a position to activate the system. The new system would automatically take control of "downstream" broadcasters rather than rely on someone knowing what they were doing at those stations. (A few years ago, someone activated a test of the system but forgot to release it for several hours, meaning all radio stations in the chain were stuck relaying the primary station's audio that entire time.)

So radio stations had to spend several thousand dollars on the new EAS system because we did not want another earthquake to occur without the system being activated.

There was an earthquake in the Seattle area in 2001. While it was not as big as the Loma Prieta earthquake, it was still a big one. I had been through several earthquakes before. Usually they just come, shake things up for 5-10 seconds, then go away. This one shook for at least 45 seconds.

By this time the new EAS system was in place. It was not activated. The system that was designed because the old system was considered a failure because it was not activated after an earthquake was not activated after an earthquake. Why not? It was felt that since it was an earthquake, and everyone knew it was an earthquake, then why activate it to tell everyone there was an earthquake?

"Hi. I'm from the government and I am here to help."

Friday, January 12, 2018

Flu Season

I belong to a closed group facebook page with 659,000 other nurses. They are massively reporting that nationwide hospitals are over-capacity, patients are being housed in hallways and surgical units, and some hospitals have resorted to putting up tents in the parking lots. Many ER's are on divert status, with no where to divert. Hospital staff are dropping like flies. Nurses who have been practicing 30-40 years are reporting that this is the worst flu season they've ever seen.

I don't know why this isn't on the news. Perhaps they're trying to prevent a panic. So heads up my friends: if you have the flu, stay home. Hell, if you don't have the flu, stay home! There are two very nasty strains going around. This year's flu shot missed the mark (again).

Remember that the flu is a virus, and antibiotics won't help. Crawl under a bunch of warm soft blankets, keep hydrated, and use tylenol for the pain. Don't go anywhere near a hospital, clinic, or doctor's office if you can help it. If you have underlying health issues, be aware that many ER's are so overwhelmed they are taking STEMI (heart attack) patients only. Other ER's have a wait time of 10-12 hours in the big cities, less in rural areas.

Stay well!

Haiti IS a Shithole

So, while the media is having an apoplectic fit over the "Haiti is a shithole" comment *allegedly* said by President Trump, I'm thinking two things:

1. Look at what his other hand is doing, and
2. Haiti? Did he just lob a grenade into the Clinton swamp? I think he did!