Saturday, May 05, 2018

Saturday night, and I'm beat

Just go do your homework






























Is there something about selfie culture that degrades the brain,

or were they that damned stupid to start with?
Bhatara then spotted an injured bear and for some reason, decided to take a selfie with the creature, according to the report. When the man approached, the bear’s fight instinct immediately kicked in.

“Bhatara died on the spot,” forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra told the news outlet.
 

Remember when the left cared about free speech?

To borrow from Michael Williamson, me neither.
A commission of Berkeley faculty, students formed in 2017 after violent and costly student protests called its commitment to free speech into question. Their monthslong study of the issue resulted in the conclusion that “ultra-conservative rhetoric” by the likes of Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter only exists to “advance a facile narrative that universities are not tolerant of conservative speech.”
Translation from NewSpeak: "Those people should not be allowed to speak, at least not here, because we don't like it and it makes us look bad when we riot."

Friday, May 04, 2018

A nice Friday,

so when your day's done, improve your mind a bit


































Nice when the enemy finally admits openly what they are

A Democratic congressman has proposed outlawing “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution, a major departure from prior gun control proposals that typically exempt existing firearms.
And he'd define 'assault weapon' as anything he wants to ban.

According to Swalwell, his policy is modeled on Australia’s mandatory gun buyback laws, which were instituted under a conservative government after a gunman killed 35 people at a popular tourist site in 1996. Supporters credit the campaign with a broad reduction in gun violence and the country hasn’t suffered a similar mass shooting in the years since.
A: Bullshit; that claim has been debunked numerous times.
B: You notice how careful they are not to use the real term for this: confiscation.

The only difference in these people from past rantings is they're now open about what they want: total control.  And they admit they're willing to jail or kill anyone who won't fall into line.

I'd never heard of acquitted-conduct sentencing before

And it seems like one of those things that causes people to think a judge needs to be dragged out of the courtroom, stripped of that black robe, and flogged.

That any judge has EVER been allowed to get away with this is disgusting.

'Almost comically corrupt' was one of the reasons I gave someone

for Clinton not being elected; but there's really nothing funny about this crap.
Why the Clinton Foundation is a charity fraud. Exhibits running many times through all letters in the English alphabet show plainly, to those who choose to look, that the organization using Federal Employer Identification Number 31-1580204 has operated as if it were above the law.
...
The Clinton Foundation has attempted to amend its articles of incorporation several times to change its name, but not to add to, change, or otherwise revise its authorized purposes. This means that the Clinton Foundation has never held lawful power to "fight HIV/AIDS" or "fight climate change" or provide disaster relief internationally or domestically, yet its many marketing brochures, public filings, and press releases detail radical alterations in professed purposes starting by 2002.

Moreover, ongoing, close review of public records reveals that the Clintons have traveled the world at foundation expense while letting it also pay for numerous employees' handling their affairs, whose cost should properly have been borne by the Clintons out of their after-tax incomes.
And on, and on.  And then this:
What actually happened is that starting Oct. 23, 1997, the Clintons created a super-charged "post-presidential" slush fund that they never expected the IRS to audit, or U.S. attorneys anywhere to prosecute.
Gee, I wonder why they expected that?


Thursday, May 03, 2018

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Speaking of gifts that keep on giving,

In the United States, diseases spread by mosquito, flea and tick bites tripled from 2004 to 2016, federal health officials say in a new report. During that time, there were more than 640,000 cases of vector-borne diseases.

And a key part:
“The data show that we’re seeing a steady increase and spread of tick-borne diseases, and an accelerating trend of mosquito-borne diseases introduced from other parts of the world,” says Petersen. “We need to support state and local health agencies responsible for detecting and responding to these diseases and controlling the mosquitoes, ticks and fleas that spread them.”
My, however could that be happening...


Some is undoubtedly "I went on vacation to 'Y', and got bit by a mosquito/tick, and this happened!"  The rest?  Remember all the illegal alien kids pushed through Mexico a couple of years ago?  Remember the reports from Border Patrol of all the diseases and bugs they were carrying?

Ah, the idiot who keeps on giving

And giving, and giving...
...But we also think that sometimes West talks out of turn and perhaps he needs some assistance in helping him to formulate some of his thoughts.
Coming from someone who, half the time, seems unable to think.  Or make sense.

Monday, April 30, 2018

At the moment,

I really don't care about the news, or much else.  Stuff to do that sounds a LOT more attractive than reading that crap.

So, to hold you for now,













Sunday, April 29, 2018

No. HELL no.

And that's just a start.

A 'gun nut' wrote a piece for Politico on 'gun control that works'.  It's nothing new, it's been proposed before: 'Don't license guns, license gun owners.'  His has one change: "You only need a license for semi-auto firearms."

I'll skip over various objections to this crap, and go straight to one of his answers:
Objection: Gun ownership is a constitutional right, and we don’t license constitutional rights. You don’t need a special license for free speech, for instance.
Me: You wouldn’t need a license to own lots and lots of guns of different types under this scheme, either. You would just need a license to own semi-autos, just like you need a license to broadcast over certain parts of the public airways.
 "Hey, we're only licensing PART of your right, not all of it!  And this will never be used as a wedge to license everything else, we promise!"  Yeah.  We can trust that.  Sure. 

Here's your problem, guy: WE KNOW BETTER.  Of freakin' COURSE the control freaks and gun bigots and hoplophobes will use it to extend the licensing: "Hey, you're ok with having a license for those evil full-semi-auto guns, so why not all the others?"  And giving these clowns the chance to make the medical/psychological exam both more and more expensive, and intrusive?  Fat damned chance.

And saying "We'll have to trust the courts to prevent that"?  I repeat: HELL no. 

Just because you want to largely surrender to the enemy doesn't make it 'gun control that works'; it's another non-compromise that gives them another piece of the cake while they give up nothing.

Good piece on the subject of prepping,

and why, from a stormwater hydrologist:
The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
Or, “Who Needs an AR-15 Anyway?”

With a nice bit that touches on the virtue-signaling gun vandals and hoplophobes:
...Most recently, we had some guy cut his own AR-15 in half on Youtube, to thunderous applause. Don’t mischaracterize my position. If Mr. Pappalardo thought that he might be prone to murdering someone with his rifle, or more statistically likely — purposely killing himself with it, then he should absolutely sell or destroy it. But if he isn’t going to do either of those things, all he must do to ensure it doesn’t hurt anyone is not shoot anyone with it. He could leave it in his attic with a couple of cans of ammunition, just in case something horrible does transpire where he might actually need it. There are certain things in the world you’d rather have and not need, than need and not have. And paramount among those things, given the state of the modern human condition, is a rifle.