Saturday, July 11, 2020

It's 2130 hours, it still bloody 93 degrees out there

with 56% humidity, and that is a perfectly good set of conditions to stay in and study data.  Especially since the last part of the job involves some cleaning up that gets damned hot & sticky, and not in a good way.

Yet more Professional Journalism

An NBC medical expert who was brought on air nearly a dozen times to detail his struggle with COVID-19 never had the virus, he revealed this week.

After believing he had the coronavirus in spite of getting negative tests, virologist and NBC News science contributor Dr. Joseph Fair tweeted Tuesday that he had tested negative for the antibodies and that the illness that hospitalized him in May "remains an undiagnosed mystery." Steve Krakauer reported on the developments for his Fourth Watch newsletter.
Today host Hoda Kotb noted during the interview that Fair had received four negative tests for the virus but said, "clearly you have it." Fellow host Craig Melvin called Fair's "false negative" tests "scary," and cohost Savannah Guthrie called it a "cautionary tale."
NBC News still has an uncorrected story on its website from May 14 with the headline, "Virologist hospitalized with coronavirus believes he got it through his eyes."

What the WuFlu actually means to politicians:

a way to control who is allowed to do what.

That so many people in so many places are putting up with it is awful.

Friday, July 10, 2020

It's Friday night, and after the Weather Service provided such an example of fail this morning

(last night: 'hot & humid tomorrow'; morning: '60% chance of rain before ten'; at ten: 'Storms, some possibly severe, through 1pm', etc.), followed by a, let's say 'interesting' day at work,  something is needed to cheer the mood.

A: Leftists hate actual free speech

B: Lots of 'liberals' who claim to support free speech will use any excuse to divorce themselves from defending it when the leftists scream, one method being "Oh, I didn't know THAT person/THOSE people had also signed this!"

Actual free speech is always under attack from someone, and some of them are idiots who don't think their 'protect the historically victimized from damage to their feelings!' crap can ever turn around and bite their ass off.

Some of the anti-rights people in Congress have decided on a newer target:

Democrats on Capitol Hill have introduced a bill championed by anti-gun advocates to strictly regulate machines designed for the manufacturing of firearm frames or receivers.
The measure, titled the “Stop Home Manufacture of Ghost Guns Act of 2020,’’ would ban ownership of what the bill terms a “firearms manufacturing device” unless the tool is in the hands of a federally licensed firearm maker or of a business that produces such machines for use by FFLs.
Among the slight problems with this,
While it could be argued by the bill’s sponsors that the measure is aimed at high-profile desktop milling machines like the Ghost Gunner and similar devices, it should be pointed out that there are dozens of different brands of hobbyist-level mini CNC machines for sale both online and at hardware outlet chains such as Harbor Freight that can be used in an array of metal and polymer fabrication work to include producing firearm frames or receivers. This suggests the bill’s sponsors may not be aware of what they are trying to accomplish, or, worse, are being coy with the scope of the legislation.
Ignorance is quite possible, but I'd believe the latter: they really don't want people to understand just what all this would cover.  Like your drill press, your lathe, that mill you bought to mess with, or any of these that you use in your business.

Think of all the new jobs created!  All the federal inspectors needed to go through every business, every garage and shop building to see if you have an illegal/unlicensed* gun-making machine!  You don't like this idea?  Why do you hate creating jobs?

The best response to this, I still think, would involve some politicians decorating lampposts and cherry trees, but I doubt we'll get that.

*Oh yes, assuming they haven't already planned this, there will be licenses involved("If you care about your community, you won't mind having to be inspected and pay for a license and put up with regular inspections to make sure you're not doing something bad!"), both for control and for the money.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

First try at subsonic .223

Hodgdon reloading page shows 4.0 of Trailboss giving about 1074fps.  That being listed as a max load, a not wanting to wind up with a bullet stuck in the bore, I dropped it to 3.9 and tried five.  All went 'bang' appropriately, HUGELY less loud than standard .223, and made nice round holes in the target.  I wasn't able to set up the Chrony so don't know what actual velocity was.

I need to do two things: run this over the Chrony, and through a suppressor and see what it winds up as.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

The Euroweenies didn't like Trump's speech

I believe the saying is "When you're taking this kind of flak, you're over the target."

At this point I'd be willing to support Trump simply because of the way the left loses more brain cells* every time he says or does, well, anything.

*Also at this point, they don't have that many left

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

They're making plans and spreading word on how to break car windows,

cut seat belts, and drag people out to beat them.

So the rule, more than ever, is that if you have to stop for some reason keep your head on a swivel, and be prepared to either hit the horn and the gas, or draw and probably have to shoot.  Because if they break a window you know what they have in mind.

Ah, WHO, you're such sluts for Winnie the Flu

The credibility of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its dealings with the Chinese government in the early days of the pandemic have once again come under scrutiny following revelations that the U.N.-backed global health body tacitly changed its coronavirus timeline to disclose that it initially heard about the novel virus outbreak from the Internet, not Beijing officials as it has long insisted.

Monday, July 06, 2020

In further delay of doing the stuff I need to,

While cleaning up and rearranging, I have had a realization:

For some things, I need to do some loading.  For some, a LOT of loading.  But I need to get this place neatened up first.

Question: anyone familiar with subsonic .223 loads?  Guy at work asked, and I've never seen anything on this(not having looked before probably having something to do with that).  Lots of "Hey, I tried this out!", but having trouble finding anything from a known source.

'Protesters against injustice' my ass

That line from Raj Whitehall just keeps fitting: "Vandals.  Nothing but a bunch of fucking VANDALS!"

As to one of the stupid arguments the anti-rights people have come up with,

There’s no historical evidence to suggest that the Second Amendment was “created to ensure Southern slaveowners the right to maintain & arm slave patrols to put down insurrections amongst the enslaved,” even if southerners subsequently used guns for their nefarious purposes. …The right to self-defense, in fact, is incompatible with the idea of slavery — it runs counter to the arguments made by the Founders, even if some of them were hypocrites… The animating ideas of the Second Amendment — both as personal and communal protection — are predicated on natural rights and English common law. And while nearly every intellectual, political, and military leader of the Founding generation stressed the importance of the right to bear arms as a means of preserving liberty, some of its most vociferous champions were against slavery. …The first American effort to codify and guarantee the right to bear arms was made in Pennsylvania, under a conference run by Benjamin Franklin, also president of the colony’s anti–slavery society. The second colony to do so was Vermont, where there were few slaves and no fear of a revolt. …What’s most ironic about Jones, who names herself after 19th-century civil-rights leader Ida B. Wells, is that the historic figure was a champion of the Second Amendment. She maintained…“that a Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for that protection which the law refuses to give.”

See also The Racist Roots of Gun Control

Sunday, July 05, 2020

According to this the driver went around stops set up

BY THE DAMNED SEATTLE POLICE for the purpose of LETTING THESE IDIOTS TAKE OVER THE HIGHWAY... after which he hit two of the idiots, one's died.

Hours after Taylor succumbed to her injuries, the WSP announced it was changing its policies to arrest people who block freeways instead of letting them protest there.
I wonder if the idiots in charge are considering that it was pretty damned stupid to allow this in the first place?  Or are they so woke it doesn't matter?

That 'contempt and hate for journalism' you Professional Journalists blame on Trump?

No, you're taking care of that all by yourselves.
Just amazing, isn't it?