Saturday, January 23, 2021

Tired again, but this time

I haven't forgotten

Scene from the range

"You have any .45 Long Colt, .410, or .454 Casull?"
"We do have some .454."
"Oh, good, I need some ammo for my Judge."
"Ah, wait a minute.."

Took some talking to(I think) convince him that just because he read somewhere that you can load it with that doesn't mean it's true.  Or a good idea.  Pointing out that his was specifically marked for .45 Colt or .410 and said NOTHING about .454 Casull didn't seem to do it.  Finally saying "If you do that it'll probably blow it up in your hand" did seem to make an impression.

I checked, and Taurus does indeed now make a Raging Judge that'll handle .454; here's hoping that nobody plays "If it works in that one, it should work in mine!" and loses a hand(eye, face, whatever).

I was beat enough last night that I didn't get the data set up, so

here y'go

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Well, tyrants and wannabes love the idea of showing power

Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told Fox News’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum” on Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requested more National Guards be sent to Washington, D.C., even requesting “crew-manned machine guns” – a sharp contrast between how she reacted when President Donald Trump wanted to use the military to deal with the violence from nationwide Black Lives Matter protests.

"Violence has no place and violence must be addressed," Pelosi told National Public Radio’s (NPR) “All Things Considered” in June 2020. "But there is no reason for the U.S. military to be called out for this."

"We have concerns about this." You damn well should,

because this kind of crap should not be tolerated.
One was a Twitter poll from November which stated: “ethical dilemma: if you have to grade a zionist students exam, do you still give them all their points even though they support your ethnic cleansing? like idk.” The two answer choices given where: “yes rasha. be a good ta” or “free palestine! fail them.”

Fox News Baltimore reports that “five days after the poll was posted, the teaching assistant tweeted further controversial commentary about students expressing pro-Israel sentiments. The tweets also mentioned several of the students’ races, and took aim at one specific Jewish student who had taken a Birthright trip to Israel.”

Now we'll find out if they have the guts to get rid of her, or if they'll do some weaselly coverup.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

More of the joys of green energy

Fast forward to today: The result of all the government meddling is becoming glaringly clear: the country now finds itself on the verge of blackouts due to grid instability, has the highest electricity prices in the world, relies more on imports and is not even close to meeting its emissions targets.

Germany’s rickety and moody power grid now threatens the entire European power grid stability, as we recently witnessed.

The need for “smoothing out” demand peaks

So what solution does Berlin propose today? You guessed it: more meddling and interference, more outlandish bureaucrat solutions. Included among them are shutting down the remaining baseload coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and relying even more on the power sources that got the country into its current mess in the first place.

And new are restrictions as to when power can be consumed by consumers and industry! Energy rationing and targeted blackouts.

Sounds great, right?  But wait!  There's MORE!
The situation in the German power grid has deteriorated so much that Tichys Einblick also comments: “The situation in the power grids has become too critical. The only thing that helps are abstruse ideas like: ‘You are not allowed to refuel your car from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day!’”

A law that would allow for “peak smoothing” has been demanded by power utilities for some time now as they struggle to keep the increasingly wind and solar powered grid from careening out of control and into blackness. In other words: targeted blackouts.

And as Tichy Einblick mentions, the increasing number of cars on the market will only serve to cause more extreme power demand peaks. Currently Germany is set to make a major push into electric mobility this year.

Much like Californicated: they can't keep the lights on reliably NOW, yet they're pushing for more electric cars while refusing to build power plants to charge the damn things(and keep the lights on).

Can you say 'Germany is screwed', children?  
I knew you could.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Followed by 'Things that may not end well'

Light blogging because

tired, disgusted, and worried.  

I did, however, manage to clean up some stuff and get some pruning done.

Here's some toon/meme clearing, at least