Saturday, April 30, 2022

Seventh evening, I made it

There wasn't huge doubt, but when the followon problem happened it did worry me some.  Unnecessarily, but still.  

I will now leave you to the data inspection.

How bad is our major media?

But during the age of Biden, a perch inside the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room has become something altogether different. It’s become a bore.
Rather, what is happening is the fulfillment of a central Biden promise. Running for office against Donald Trump — the most theatrical, attention-seeking, Beltway-panic-inducing president in living memory — he pledged to make Washington news boring again.

And, well, mission accomplished sir.

“Jen [Psaki] is very good at her job, which is unfortunate,” one reporter who has covered the past two administrations from the room said. “And the work is a lot less rewarding, because you’re no longer saving democracy from Sean Spicer and his Men’s Wearhouse suit. Jawing with Jen just makes you look like an asshole.”

Ah yes, the problem is there's nothing really important, and Psaki is so good, that reporting on Biden is boring.   Especially when you're a bunch of ass-kissing Democrat hacks with bylines of whom almost none will actually challenge Biden or Psaki; those who do, you consider troublemakers.

Yeah, when you're ignoring the laptop story, the corruption stories, and on, and on, it's easy to say it's boring.

Most of our major media is trash.

Yes, the link is to Insty, because I don't want to give these clowns a click if I can avoid it.

Friday, April 29, 2022

The set of PT exercises I have for now

 will, by the time I finish them, make sure I don't do much else for a while.  Doing these twice in one day is just not going to happen.  

So, while recovering from that, I was able to sit long enough to put this together

Brought to you by the same President and Woke Generals who gave us the rest

of the Afghanistan fuckup.  And who'll be in charge if they get us into a shooting war in/around Ukraine.
Last week the Taliban Interior Ministry in Kabul announced that they had arrested a man in Afghanistan who was in the process of selling something called the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System (JLENS) to Iran. Apparently, the Taliban wanted the JLENS for themselves so they seized the system and locked up the seller.
"The JLENS integrated fire-control radar and 360-degree surveillance radar already gives the warfighter the capability to detect and engage surface and airborne threats like swarming boats and anti-ship cruise missiles," said Dave Gulla, vice president of Global Integrated Sensors for Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems business at the time. "Integrating the proven MTS-B on JLENS makes JLENS multi-mission capable and enables the warfighter to better defend the battlespace and protect critical infrastructure and waterways."

So, who do you think will offer the best price: China, Russia, or Iran?

'Higher' Education and academy

When a Jewish English professor at Linfield University in Oregon, Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, reported the sexual misconduct of four of the university’s ten trustees, he was first ignored, then subjected to anti-Semitic attacks, and then fired without any due process when he described those attacks on Twitter.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) investigated Linfield University following the 2021 chain of events, and released the nineteen-page report on their findings earlier this month, stating that “[g]eneral conditions for academic freedom and shared governance at Linfield University are deplorable.” The AAUP concluded that the school’s dismissal of the formerly tenured professor violated the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, Regulations 8 and 5a of the Recommended Institutional Regulations, as well as Linfield’s own regulations, of which Davis told The Chronicle of Higher Education he was unaware.

Pollack-Pelzner’s dismissal “jeopardized the faculty’s exercise of academic freedom and contributed to a culture of abuse,” according to the report.

Read it all for the full flavor, including what the NAACP has become.  Which is trash.

Once more: the EffingBI cannot be trusted. On ANYTHING.

Now throw in that I'll bet not one of the bastards involved will be prosecuted for this blatant lawbreaking.  Which means the Dept. of 'Justice' can't be trusted, either.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

One more thing before I give up for the night, and that is something on Alec Baldwin's mess

However, it does provide critical information on how the negligent discharge likely happened. The video shows Baldwin repeatedly drawing his gun while rehearsing a scene. It shows Baldwin clearly had his finger on the revolver’s trigger as he practiced the draw. In the last take of the video, he can be seen pulling the hammer back and releasing it while he has his finger on the trigger. The hammer clearly falls forward after being released.
As I said back in December, this was always the most likely scenario to explain how the gun fired. On a single-action revolver like the one Baldwin used, the hammer will catch on a series of sears when pulled back. However, depressing the trigger while pulling the hammer back will cause it to bypass those sears. If pulled back far enough before being released while the trigger is depressed, it could cause a live round in the cylinder to fire.

Baldwin has claimed he “didn’t pull the trigger.” However, his description of the shooting makes that hard to believe.

“I cock the gun. I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?’” Baldwin told ABC. “And then I let go of the hammer of the gun, and the gun goes off. I let go of the hammer of the gun, the gun goes off.”

This is not possible without a severe mechanical defect in the gun or, more likely, the trigger being depressed. While it’s possible Baldwin kept his finger off the trigger during the shot, the video strongly suggests it’s unlikely. He had his finger on the trigger in these takes. He probably did during the final shot as well.

It's been warned, over and over, 'What you do in practice/training is what you'll do under stress'.  Sounds like Baldwin had a well-developed bad habit and followed it during the critical time.  Throw in either the prop master or someone else allowing live ammo on set, and disaster was pretty much certain.

The knee is coming along,

the PT telling me it's doing well.  It aches at times, which I do have a med for, but I can get around fairly well, just not quickly.

The other problem mentioned, saw a specialist today who informed me it's nowhere near as bad as my fears had pumped it up.  Started a new med specifically for this*, a couple more days and the worst of the discomfort there should be cleared.  No, no details, as it's an uncomfortable subject; I'll probably feel more like putting out some details later.

*Yes, checked both of these against the stuff was already taking, no conflicts show.

One more thing on the oathbreaking clowns in DC: "First Amendment? Never heard of it.

Sounds like it would get in our way."

Being too tired and achy to do anything else, I present the geniuses of the anti-rights clowns

The statement of support comes shortly after the nation’s largest group for Black gun owners criticized Richardson’s demotion. On Friday, The National African American Gun Association said the leadership changes had “the appearance of being racially motivated and/or politically expedient.” President Biden passed over Richardson twice in favor of nominating White candidates with backgrounds in advocating for strict gun-control measures to be the agency’s permanent director. The additional slight of demoting him only a few months before his time as acting director is set to run out has added an extra layer of outrage which may end up sinking his latest attempt to fill the permanent director role.

The President moved to demote Richardson after he was accused of being too friendly with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a trade group for the gun industry. In March, The New York Times said Richardson appeared to be “an industry-friendly subordinate” who was “pumping the brakes” on President Biden’s plan to more strictly regulate gun companies and dealers. Gun-control group Newtown Action Alliance slammed Richardson for the agency attending the gun industry’s trade show even though it was an agency practice that long predated Richardson’s role as acting director. They applauded the President’s decision to replace him.

BAPLEA pushed back on the criticism that Richardson is too friendly towards the industry. Hester-Davis said Richardson fostered relationships with gun companies because that was the best approach to ensuring compliance and cooperation on investigations into the criminal use of guns.

So: we have an experienced guy who actually built good relationships with the firearms industry, and- for a "I want people of colour in all positions!" a big thing- he's black.  And he gets trashed because instead of someone with said good relationships, Biden & Co. want an anti-gun asshat who'll ignore the law whenever possible to screw the industry and gun owners.

These people are assholes, pure and simple.  They've often demonstrated they think the Constitution is something to be ignored or gotten around in pursuit of what they want, and they've just told black agents they don't give a damn about them.  I'm sure that's gone over well.

Do it

Sue her ass off.  You've got the evidence, and she and that union have very deep pockets.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022


is part of the problem.  Part of that is things like this: there's not a comfortable way to sit either for browsing or blogging(though it is improving), which makes it harder both to dig things up and to write about them.  Same for loading: have to be able to sit comfortably in front of the press and all; on top of that I've got a bunch of loads to test that, between weather and health crap, I haven't been able to for months.

Normally I'd be outside part of the day tilling the garden, or mowing, and weedeating(when I can get the bastard to run), and right now those are specifically on the 'Do Not Do list'.  Throw in some small stuff, painting and such, that, due to location, I don't trust myself on yet, would be too easy to trip or lose balance and fall.  At least the staples are all out.

Except for the knee stuff, most workout stuff is still off the list, so can't burn some of it off that way.

Told someone a few months ago that 'getting old is easy, BEING old sucks'.  Boy, was I right.

There has been very little on firearms and reloading lately

for the simple reasons that I haven't been able to shoot except for a few rounds indoors, and I still can't sit in one place long enough to do any loading(come on and heal up, knee!)

God, I want some things to get back to (relative) normal again.

If you think this crap is proper for kids to be receiving in class,

you belong nowhere near children.  Or schools.
The teacher played several videos for her 8-year-old students that addressed “queer kid stuff,” “pride parades,” “love is love,” and a lesson on Stonewall. One of the videos (below), called Talking to Kids About Pride Month, was pretty disturbing.
The most alarming video that we would like to discuss is “Talking To Kids About Pride Month” with Jessi Cruickshank. In this video, we see the normalization of an adult speaking to children about sexual desires. It desensitizes children to the act of adults talking to them about sexual topics. In the video, the host says, “Jodie Foster is a woman, and she made me question my sexuality when I was a child because I liked her so much. And she was nude in the film ‘Nell.’ Not that I remember watching it several times as a child.”

This video is intended to instruct children about appropriate interpersonal relationships – and what did the child learn? The child learned that it is okay for an adult to talk to a child about watching nude people in movies, and having it affect their sexual desires and sexual arousal. This is normalizing behavior – a known tactic of sexual groomers – that should be a warning sign to parents and children. The behavior observed here is adults talking to children about sexual desires and sexual attraction.

Remember, it's not just some teachers and school boards, it's school administrators supporting/turning a blind eye to it, and when caught either not responding or playing "This does not meet the standards we set for ourselves, etc."

Now throw in the 'transgender' bullshit which  is literally being pushed by some teachers, and school 'counselors' either directly involved in pushing it or too scared to say anything.  Add in some parents who're so PC on the subject they're developmentally disabled.  Stir in chickenshit politicians who'll support ANYTHING that keeps their leftist base happy, and we've got mass child abuse.

I shall now see if the PT exercises will burn off some of the pissed-off this has stirred up.

This past year and a half has sucked in multiple ways not related to politics;

It would be really nice if the last few weeks was the capstone.

Short version: probably triggered by have a catheter in during the knee surgery, the prostate got annoyed, which led to a couple of problems, which led to another hospital visit, which hopefully will help normalize things; I'll find out Thursday, I hope.  This is on top of trying to get the PT done on the knee, which had to be cancelled for today.  Current treatment somewhat beats what was going on but is still unpleasant.

So that's how all that sits.  Better than being dead, but that doesn't mean it's fun.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Let us just say the past week and a half kind of sucked

Not due to the knee, to another problem.  Which hopefully will get better quickly.  Details at a later time, as I'm too damn tired to tell it.  And have to fumble through the PT stuff.

Will say that if I don't sleep decently tonight, I may give up.  Various things have been tried with no effect I could tell.  If there weren't a couple of downsides to it, especially now, I'd seriously consider whiskey.  The headache in the morning might be worth it.