Saturday, November 03, 2018

Saturday night

and it's another 5-10 degrees below normal.  I think at least half of October was, which sucks.

Ah, well, there are things to do inside, like study the new data

Chemical warfare needed here

Commie campaign worker assaults Republicans

for not agreeing that they're 'supporting nazis'.  This time, gets arrested, as should happen.

Be interesting to see how many of these asshats decide 'punching nazis'* isn't worth it when they wind up in jail, and paying fines and damages.

*Remember, to these idiots if you don't agree with them, you're a national socialist, the kind they don't like

This is how a sorry excuse for a police department excuses itself

The Police Bureau recognizes that crowd control events that impact traffic are complex incidents that are extremely dangerous. During today's event, officers recognized that demonstrators were distraught about the loss of a loved one and the officers attempted to provide direction to the protesters without enflaming the situation.

The initial mission today was to ensure the safety of those people demonstrating and other community members traveling on the roadways. Police established detours as additional resources were called to the scene to assist with directing the protesters off the street and onto the sidewalk.
'assist with directing' means 'let the communist protesters take over, threaten and abuse people, vandalize their cars; but anyone who doesn't do what they say, THEM we'll arrest.'

Screw Portland, let the place sink.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Friday evening, not a bad one for early November

Still, it's late and a bit cool, so here's something to study if you're staying in

I must've been a good gunblogger,

Widener's sent me some ammo to test.
Some of this I can do at the indoor range, some if it will have to wait for a more in-depth test when I can get to the outdoor range.  And it not be so busy I can't set up the Chrony.

Realistically, all I can do on this testing is check velocities(when possible), and see how accurately I can shoot it, and how well it works in my firearm.  But that, I can do, and will.

Worst Hitler Ever

In the first such use of his executive powers, President Trump on Friday designated a national monument, establishing a 380-acre site in Kentucky to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the Civil War.

I've had some of the usual go-rounds with people who insist that, well, EVERYTHING he does proves he's a racist, etc.  Which is really dumb when a lot of the people pushing this have no problem with Democrats palling around with Calypso Louie, and think Keith Ellison is being targeted on his domestic abuse problems because he's black, and such.  And think the three leaders of the Women's March make perfect sense when they praise Farrakhan and other Jew-haters they've known and then make speeches decrying anti-semitism in America.

Ortner was one of nine Jewish men who attended a one-day course on Tuesday at the privately owned Cherev Gidon Israeli Tactical Defense Academy near Scranton, Pennsylvania, a class that was scheduled on Sunday in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue attack.

He was there to learn how to use a gun to protect himself and his community and prevent a repeat of Saturday’s massacre, the deadliest targeting Jewish people in U.S. history.
Good for them.

You also have, of course, the standard comment/complaint:
Rabbi Moti Rieber, executive director of the Kansas Interfaith Action, an advocacy organization, said on Tuesday that he did not believe Trump’s call for more armed guards could prevent attacks on places of worship. 

“What kind of country we’re going to be if every house of worship has to have an armed guard?” Rieber said. “I think having less access to that kind of weaponry is going to be much more effective in the long run than having a single armed guard.”
"Let's make all honest people unarmed targets, because the people planning mass murder will have to disarm!"  Yeah, that works; murderers and terrorists are always so careful to obey gun laws...

Despite such noise, lots of honest people, Jews in this case, have decided "I can't sit there, hiding and hoping, while waiting for the cops to get here."  I wish them well.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

I'm sure someone will inform me that Dershowitz is actually a right-wing tool

Ripping FBI special counsel Robert Mueller as a political "zealot," Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz reminded staunch Mueller supporters about the former FBI director's role in protecting "notorious mass murderer" Whitey Bulger as an FBI informant.

"I think Mueller is a zealot," Dershowitz told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. ". . . I don't think he cares whether he hurts Democrats or Republicans, but he's a partisan and zealot.

"He's the guy who kept four innocent people in prison for many years in order to protect the cover of Whitey Bulger as an FBI informer. Those of us in Boston don't have such a high regard for Mueller because we remember this story. The government had to pay out tens of millions of dollars because Whitey Bulger, a notorious mass murderer, became a government informer against the mafia . . .

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Another "I'm a vet, and YOU'RE NOT TRAINED ENOUGH FOR THE AR15!" meme

is going around; here's a pretty good list of the "You're full of shit" in it.


A nonpartisan candidate for city council in Southern California has been accused of dropping off his elderly, wheelchair-bound mother to panhandle for the last decade, even though they're not homeless.

David Chey has been caught on camera leaving Soon Chey, 86, in her wheelchair in the downtown district of Laguna Beach with a sign that reads, 'please, help me.'

'They have a brand new car, live in a condo in Irvine, yet beg for our help,' local business owner Heidi Miller told

'And Adult Protective Services have gone out there and can't do anything, because she says she enjoys begging. He's pretty much brainwashed her.'

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ever heard of Aero-Spike?

I hadn't

Climate 'science'

The definition of ‘climate’ adopted by the World Meteorological Organisation is the average of a particular weather parameter over 30 years. It was introduced at the 1934 Wiesbaden conference of the International Meteorological Organisation (WMO’s precursor) because data sets were only held to be reliable after 1900, so 1901 – 1930 was used as an initial basis for assessing climate. It has a certain arbitrariness, it could have been 25 years.

For its recent 1.5°C report the IPCC has changed the definition of climate to what has been loosely called “the climate we are in.” It still uses 30 years for its estimate of global warming and hence climate – but now it is the 30 years centred on the present.

Global warming is now defined by the IPCC as a speculative 30-year global average temperature that is based, on one hand, on the observed global temperature data from the past 15 years and, on the other hand, on assumed global temperatures for the next 15 years. This proposition was put before the recent IPCC meeting at Incheon, in the Republic of Korea and agreed as a reasonable thing to do to better communicate climate trends. Astonishingly, this new IPCC definition mixes real and empirical data with non-exiting and speculative data and simply assumes that a short-term 15-year trend won’t change for another 15 years in the future.
Just think of the opportunities to jigger the 'data' for political purposes in that mess.

'Misguided' isn't the word I'd use,

but he's being more polite than I:
It’s what I imagined I would read when I opened “A prayer for Squirrel Hill—And for American Jewry” from Franklin Foer, whom I know somewhat and have always respected. Instead, I read this: “Any strategy for enhancing the security of American Jewry should involve shunning Trump’s Jewish enablers. Their money should be refused, their presence in synagogues not welcome.”

In other words, more than half of my Shabbat morning congregants, and in some more traditional synagogues, almost all of them, should have the doors barred against their entry. Jews who make minyans, pay shiva calls, underwrite nursing homes and kindergartens—people who make Judaism possible, with their flawed but real human presence, for other people—should be cast out of our midst because of the levers they pull in the privacy of a voting booth. And what, after all, would a Jew who fled from Iran know about anti-Semitism—or protecting the Jewish community?
I'd say more, but the more I think about this the more pissed I get, and the more likely my language would degrade.  Badly.  Go read.  And reflect on the level of stupid and Trump-hatred required for this.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Ah, but at the moment, the dead and wounded Jews in Pittsburg are victims

(at least for the moment) that the left thinks it can use for their purposes...
It was ironic to see many of the same liberals, who recently fought to prop up the world’s most powerful Jew-hating terror state, lecturing us on the importance of combating anti-Semitism. But there they were yesterday.

The same Voxers who had long rationalized, romanticized, and excused the Jew-killing terror organization of the Middle East were now blaming the existence of the evil, anti-Semitic Pittsburgh shooter on Republicans. The same Pod bros whose echo chamber deployed anti-Semitic dual-loyalty tropes to smear critics of the Iran deal were now incredibly concerned about the Jewish community.

There were many others, and that was bad enough. But others decided to dip into a little victim blaming, as well. Hadn’t American Jews been little too Jew-centric and pro-Israel for their own good?

Ignore the "Trump called all Mexicans rapists and drug dealers!" crap, and read this:

As a Never Trumper, I didn’t get it. So, I interviewed some Latinos for Trump and I got an earful. Many of them saw themselves not as Latinos but as Americans, and so they weren’t hung up on Trump’s anti-Latino screeds. They didn’t like or trust Clinton, appreciated Trump’s frankness, wanted a strong leader, and thought he was right about a lot of issues, including trade and immigration.
That sounds a lot like the way it's supposed to be: "I'm not a latino, I'm AMERICAN."  Which is something much of the Evil Party can't stand. Yes, immigration. What most non-Latinos don’t grasp is that Latinos are ambivalent about illegal immigration. They have a front-row seat not just to the pain of deportations, but also to how many immigrants commit crimes or abuse social services.

In 2016, an astounding 29 percent of Latinos voted for Trump.

And now, two years into his presidency, polls show that his support among Latinos is somewhere between 33 and 41 percent. That’s insanely good for a president who is so bad on issues that Latinos supposedly care about.

Then you have the Democrats, who take Latino voters for granted and whose entire Latino outreach strategy can be summed up in six words: “Vote for us. We’re not Republican.”
Can you say "Nightmare for Democrats"?

In reality, Democrats have never been there for Latinos. And now they’re surprised that this group may not be there for them in the midterm elections? 

The surprise is that Latinos have been fooled for so long. Now, it seems, more of them are waking up — and refusing to stick up for a party that won’t stick its neck out for them.
Translation: "Latinos are realizing that they've been used just like blacks by the Democrats.  And they don't like it."  Combine that with lots of blacks realizing things have improved a lot under Trump, and it's a REAL nightmare for the Evil Party.

Now we'll see if the Stupid Party effs it up.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oh, a bunch of leftists are crapping their pants over this

Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, riding a wave of frustration over corruption and crime that brought a dramatic swing to the right in the world's fourth-largest democracy.
Overall, that'd be enough to reduce them to rage, but then:
He also wants to let more Brazilians buy weapons to fight crime.


436 miles there and back,

average mileage 46.5 per gallon.  Including some around-town riding at the far end.

Not bad.  And the final hundred miles was right at 50mpg.

And I need to clean my helmet,

and wash the bike