Saturday, May 31, 2014

Little bloggage today, and probably tomorrow.

Between the floor and some other stuff the last couple of weeks, I'm beat.  And ache.  The International Lord of Hate Correia is supposed to bring out a major "You actually put this out for people to read, you moron?" piece for Monday, and I can't even work up enthusiasm for that.

Screwitall, I need a drink.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Because I'm tired, dirty and just want

to look at some semi-naked women.

The higher motives of science will have to wait a day or two.

An observation, and a "This crap BETTER work!"

The observation, on this garbage from one of Obama's paid ass-kissers, found over at Ace:
MATT LEE: You would argue the president doesn't give himself enough credit, how much credit would you give him?

PSAKI: I would give him more than he has given himself. So would the secretary.

LEE: Like 200 percent credit? For what? Iran negotiations?

PSAKI: I mean...

REPORTER: What specifically are you saying he doesn't get enough credit for?

PSAKI: For engagement in issues like Iran, what we've done on Ukraine. Efforts to dive in and engage in the world.

REPORTER: Russia has still annexed Crimea. Iran, there are ongoing negotiations, but is that the success here that your talking?

PSAKI: We're talking about engagement in the world and taking on tough issues that present themselves, and the United States continues to play a prominent role doing that.
Translation: "It doesn't MATTER if anything actually comes of it!  What's important is that We Are Engaged!"
These idiots are in the White House.

I used to know a lady who pretty much bought into every leftist whatever you can think of('Poverty and lack of education causes terrorism!'  'What about the rich and well-off and well-educated Saudis who committed the 9/11 attacks?' 'Silence') , and one of her heroes was Jimmy Carter.

Yes, I did type that correctly.

Why, oh WHY did she just looove Jimmy?  "Because he made all those international agreements!  Like the nuclear weapons treaty with North Korea."
"You mean the treaty they were breaking while they were SIGNING it?"
"But he made all these agreements!"
It didn't matter that they fell through, it didn't matter that a lot of them were nothing more than bullshit window-dressing, it didn't matter that they were generally large piles of suck and fail: HE MADE AGREEMENTS, and that's what counted.  I found myself staring at her for a moment with what was probably an idiot look on my face, because it was hard to believe she actually believed that.  She did.

And that's what we seem to have here: Obama & Co. seem to think that results don't matter, his intentions and desires are what count, and screw actual results.

So here we sit, with a bunch of idiots who think their intentions and good thoughts count for more than results...

On the 'BETTER work' end, I've been refnishing my bedroom floor.  Hardwood, and whoever did it last time did a pretty sucky job: in a few places the finish was starting to flake off, it was very thin in some areas and THICK in others.  So I finally got around to doing it.  Spent a few days shifting things around to clear sections of floor and scraped as much of the old finish off as I could, figuring all of it I got rid of would mean that much less clogging the sandpaper.  Which got a LOT of it off; I made a bigger scraper from a remaining piece of saw and discovered that in a lot of areas, if I got the angle right, I could push instead of pull and pop flakes off.  And sometimes strip sheets of finish off.  I got a lot of that stuff off.

Few days ago friends came over and helped move the bed and other furniture out, I pulled the baseboard trim and did the last scraping, then rented one of these, bought a bunch of abrasive sheets and started sanding.

Can't complain about the sander; it did the job.  The problem- again- goes back to the last time: whoever did it used one of the drum-type sanders, and if you don't watch what you're doing you wind up sanding dips into the floor.  In this case a bunch of them, some very shallow and a few deep.  The shallow mostly disappeared but trying to get rid of all of them would've required taking a LOT of wood off, more than I was comfortable with, so got it as much as could, then used a pad sander to clean all the old finish out of those remaining.

By the time all this was done I'd produced enough dust to build a small tree, some of which was lodged in places you do not want such material to be.  Got all that swept and vacuumed up, and this morning put on the third coat of finish. 

I really don't want to do this again anytime soon; between the vibration of the sander, and the hot, and the fumes and dust, it's a bloody mess.  At this point I shall ignore that room for the rest of the day, and hope for the best.

And if Huggins had negligently killed the man, (link fixed)

we'd have heard a story of 'defending against a knife attack'.
An Edgewater police officer is under investigation for accidentally discharging a rifle while answering what turned out to be a hoax call, a police official said.

Timothy Huggins, a 16-year veteran of the Edgewater Police Department, discharged his firearm as he and another officer were at a home in the city checking out reports of a hostage situation, Edgewater police Capt. Joe Mahoney said Tuesday.

And, Daniel Mease, 25, a Marine veteran who said he was at his father’s Kumquat Drive home visiting for Memorial Day, claims Huggins was careless and negligent with the handling of his firearm.
I tend to take the word of the Marine on this.  Especially after reading
Mease said Huggins pointed the AR-15 while the other officer aimed a Taser at him and asked him for identification. As Mease, who retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after a seven-month tour in Afghanistan, walked to his car to get his ID, followed by the officers, he heard the shot behind him, he said.
I tend to agree with  Smith that the 'we had to wrestle the knife away' is bullshit.  Hey, they've got say SOMETHING to make this idiocy seem less their fault, right?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"You people are paranoid!" my ass

The question may be 'are we paranoid enough?'   (Bleeping autoplay warning)
The conditions include military support needed “to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order.” A second use is when federal, state and local authorities “are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for federal property or federal governmental functions.”

“Federal action, including the use of federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the federal property or functions,” the directive states.

Military assistance can include loans of arms, ammunition, vessels and aircraft. The directive states clearly that it is for engaging civilians during times of unrest.

A U.S. official said the Obama administration considered but rejected deploying military force under the directive during the recent standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his armed supporters.
Defense analysts say there has been a buildup of military units within non-security-related federal agencies, notably the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams. The buildup has raised questions about whether the Obama administration is undermining civil liberties under the guise of counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts.
Other agencies with SWAT teams reportedly include the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department.

That's not lynching, it's therapeutic neck-stretching

LOCAL women in the villages of Attagara and Kawuri in Borno State disarmed 10 Boko Haram terrorists who tried to attack their communities over the weekend resulting in the lynching of seven of the insurgents.

As part of its ongoing reign of terror, Boko Haram tried to spread its operations to Attagara and Kawuri villages in Gwoza and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State. However, they were resisted by a group of women using local charms among other things and were disarmed.

After the women repelled the attacks, they then raised the alarm and the rest of the community rallied round to apprehend the insurgents. Three of the terrorists fled but seven were arrested and lynched by an irate mob.
Wonder if some .gov rep is going to tell them "Now register your guns or, preferably, turn them in" ?
Which question might actually be 'Will some .gov rep be stupid enough to tell them-"

Apparently the police in London think actual crime is so under control that they feel free to violate law and ethics and act like this.

The proper response ought to be "No warrant?  No court order?  Give me your names and ranks so I know who to tell my solicitor to sue."

Further cheering, outrage and whatever will have to wait.  Got the second coat on the floor this morning after not nearly enough sleep, and now need to edge and mow.  Partly because it's needed, partly because if I keep sitting here I'll fall asleep.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The floor is sanded and the first coat of finish is on; therefore

I will go over the current data dump.  Because I'm too tired and dirty to do anything else.

Why do we have the race problems we do? Because bastards like Obama and Holder

and their little friends WANT us to.  And pushing shit like this isn't going to help:
President Barack Obama’s administration has quietly suggested it is willing to create a two-tier race-based legal system in Hawaii, where one set of taxes, spending and law enforcement will govern one race, and the second set of laws will govern every other race.

The diversity proposal is portrayed as an effort to create a separate in-state government for people who are “native Hawaiians.”
Gee, when do they start marking the water fountains as to who's allowed to drink at them?

Isn't this just PROGRESSIVE as hell?

The future of Obamacare, doesn't it give you warm fuzzies?

Emails and VA memos obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast provide what is among the most comprehensive accounts yet of how high-level VA hospital employees conspired to game the system. It shows not only how they manipulated hospital wait lists but why—to cover up the weeks and months veterans spent waiting for needed medical care. If those lag times had been revealed, it would have threatened the executives’ bonus pay.

What’s worse, the documents show the wrongdoing going unpunished for years, even after it was repeatedly reported to local and national VA authorities. That indicates a new troubling angle to the VA scandal: that the much touted investigations may be incapable of finding violations that are hiding in plain sight
It's amazing how many people I know who think that this is an exception, that having the .gov completely in charge of everyones' healthcare will make it allllll wonderful.

Hadn't thought of it as 'therapy culture' before,

but the question is a good one.
I think Rodger's reported reliance on therapists from childhood through to adulthood deserves more analysis than it has so far received, because it potentially speaks to a dark side—a very dark side—of the modern therapy culture. There has been a mad dash to blame Rodger's actions on the misogynistic websites that he was known to visit, with some claiming these sites warped his mind and made him murderous. There has been far less focus on the therapy culture which by all accounts, and according to his family and friends, was a far more longstanding part of his life than his Internet habits.

In other news, I will shortly be going to rent a floor sander and buy the abrasives and a really good brush.  Hopefully I can make use of all of them without injury.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Very little in the way of gunny stuff to blog about

I'm refinishing my bedroom floor.  So I've spent the last week or so scraping old finish off, moving furniture around so as to work section at a time.  Have that done, and friends came over and helped move the bed and such; I now live in a maze, and the bedroom echoes when you walk in.  Tomorrow should be able to rent the sander and get that done, then it'll be at least two coats of finish and a few days before can start moving stuff back up.

Scraping, you ask?  Whoever refinished it last just did a quicky job, so there were areas where the finish was coming off, and a couple that had REAL thick coats; figured that if I could clean off a lot of the thick stuff in particular I'd have a lot fewer clogged abrasive sheets to change.  It worked; in a lot of sections one you got one bit to turn loose you could pop off chips or sheets a few inches wide and long with a push or pull(found pushing worked better in many places).  Ought to speed up the sanding a lot.

Then spent Monday working on daughters' carport(after it stopped raining for a while; we finally got rain, and Ma Nature is apparently making up for the last few months in the space of a week).  Several cross-pieces on one side had rotted badly, and weren't supporting the rafters anymore.  So this involved a crossbeam, two 2x4 boards and two jacks.  Put the beam across two rafters, a 2x4 at each end on top of a jack, then carefully raise the jacks to lift the rafters and that section of roof; cleared the side pieces, let me pull screws and knock out the rotted wood, put in the new pressure-treated pieces, then lower the rafters to their proper spot and screw them & their brackets in.  Got 80% of it done; one piece I needed a saw to cut out, and I didn't think to take one; so braced those rafters with the 2x4s(NOT on jacks for this), cleaned out what of the damaged wood I could, and I'll get the last of this in a week or so.

Be it said that square- or star-drive screws are wonderful; beats hell out of phillips head screws for stuff like this.

So it'll be at least a week before I've got time to get to the range.  And right now I'm half outraged-out with the bastards in DC and Moms Wants Action Now! and all the other gun bigots and liars and hoplophobes.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to collapse for a while.

Tab clearing

What's replacing Waxman, and one of her plans.

From the land of Waxman,
After all, Tran escaped the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and “its many intrusions” three decades ago to start a new life in The Land of the Free. 

“Today, I feel almost the same. Even now, we live in USA, and my feeling, the government, not a big difference,” Tran said from his factory outside of Los Angeles.

What Obama wants in his cabinet: a racist who wants to destroy the US.

"But we smelled meth!  Honest, we did!"  But finding some grass justifies the murder.

Cops caught lying under oath, they're 'considering' charges.  If it were you or I, they'd have been filed immediately.

Why are gun bigots such violent bastards?  And so fixated on other peoples' genitals?

If this is true, every bastard involved need to be in that prison AS a prisoner.

Black professor gets sued when white students get sick of everything being about racism.  Theirs, of course.

Yeah, I'll believe they mean it about 'rape culture' when they condemn Swimmer Kennedy and Chris Dodd, among others.

Yeah, while violent men are terrible, violent women are 'empowered'  or some such bullshit.  And free speech only counts if they approve of it.

Monday, May 26, 2014

"Why are you carrying a gun?"

Brought to my attention by Mr. Henick:
So I took my nephew's to Best Buy today to look at the new games for their Xbox One. I'm standing there watching them playing some game, I think it was Titanfall or something like that. There were a few other kids and parents around watching. All of a sudden this lady appears, she looks like the manager or assistant manager, and she asks me the above question. I think for a couple of seconds, and then point to my nephew's and told her my nephew's are afraid of alien abduction. She choked on her own saliva, laughed, shook her head, and got a big smile, and then she said "Have a nice day sir." I said "You too, and watch out for those aliens I hear their everywhere." She laughed again, and walked off.

So a couple of weeks ago my wife and I were eating at Chipolte's, Saturday night date night, my wife's choice, and the assistant manager is cleaning off the table next to ours and she asks me the above question. My wife looks at me and shakes her head, body language for "don't say it". I of course smirk, and then say with a straight face , "My doctor prescribed it. You see I get these really huge embarrassing hard ons, and he said if I carried a gun on my hip no one would notice, seems to work." My wife turned bright red, put her hand over her face and shook her head. The assistant manager almost fell on the floor laughing so hard. Never sip rootbeer when you trying to be funny, it burns.. 

I double dog dare you to come up with funnier responses

Memorial Day

Sunday, May 25, 2014

And the PC meme is being shaped about this murderer

He used a gun to kill everyone, only hated women, and was right wing.   Sure.
Truth means nothing to these people.

Man says If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face — white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere — I’m walking back to the other side of the street.” and immediately gets the standard "You're a racist!" treatment.


You see someone dressed like- possibly acting like- a gangbanger or wannabe and you're going to ignore it?  You see someone who looks like a standard-issue troublemaker and you're going to ignore it?

This isn't racism or bigotry, it's paying attention.  And, happily, some people will point this out.

Our 'Justice Department'; can't do anything about illegal aliens except turn them loose, can't investigate federal crimes by the IRS, but they can screw with legal businesses getting financing!

There is a slimy, nasty little walking pile of crap named Touré (link fixed and an update)

on(where else?) MSNBC.  Who's such a friggin' racist-minded clown that he thinks being white could account for surviving a National Socialist death camp and managing to succeed in life afterward.

This is from the same network that gave the convicted liar Al Sharpton a show as well.

One of the responses: I still can't believe Touré basically told someone to check their Nazi concentration camp survivor privilege.

Update:  There's another slimy bastard named Willis; they're damn near joined at the hip.