Friday, November 3, 2023

Thursday, November 2, 2023

News Of My Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated.. Still Kickin'


 I've been down and out since late Monday afternoon and just started feeling better this afternoon.

Spent some time outside getting some sun and fresh air.  Looks like I have some catching up to 

do. The inbox spilleth over and I have Friday night breathing down by neck.


I'll be around....







Wednesday, November 1, 2023

I hope everyone is making lists


List of feckless Republicans that voted WITH Democrats to table my censure resolution against Rashida Tlaib. This is why Republicans NEVER do anything to stop the communists Democrats or ever hold anyone accountable!! PATHETIC.

Here are the 23 Republicans who voted to table Greene's resolution:

  1. Rep. Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota
  2. Rep Ken Buck of Colorado
  3. Rep. John Duarte of California
  4. Rep. Chuck Edwards of North Carolina
  5. Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia
  6. Rep. Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin
  7. Rep. Harriet Hageman of Wyoming
  8. Rep. Bill Huizenga of Michigan
  9. Rep. Darrell Issa of California
  10. Rep. Dusty Johnson of South Dakota
  11. Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California
  12. Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky
  13. Rep. Tom McClintock of California
  14. Rep. Rich McCormick of Georgia
  15. Rep. Max Miller of Ohio
  16. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks or Iowa
  17. Rep. John Moolenaar of Michigan
  18. Rep. Chip Roy of Texas
  19. Rep. Austin Scott of Georgia
  20. Rep. Victoria Spartz of Indiana
  21. Rep. Michael Turner of Ohio
  22. Rep. Derrick Van Orden of Wisconsin
  23. Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan

From the front lines of the meme war


as seen on the web

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

The early days of starting engines on a SR-71 Blackbird

 What did the Blackbird SR-71 and Buick Wildcats have in common? Below is an interesting story of how the problem of starting the 6,000 lb. 9-stage engines was remedied. Each gargantuan engine required 800 pounds of torque and 3,500 revolutions per minute. to start. Click HERE to read the story of how innovative engineers "got 'er done".

Happy Halloween!

 For those who celebrate Halloween, Irish and I would like to wish all a safe and happy one. Some folks take this day way to seriously IMHO, but to each their own. Halloween was always a fun time for me. Below is an outline as to how Halloween has progressed for me personally through the years and I enjoy/enjoyed all of the phases. Keep in mind I was born in a rural setting in the mid-60's.

Young child= Selecting a costume, dressing as a favorite spook, getting candy

Pre-adolescent= Harvest carnivals, helping carve a pumpkin, making a costume, feeling awkward about tagging along with younger kids and asking for candy

Adolescent= Rolling yards (papering yards for non-Southerners), dry-sitting, trying to scare folks with a "dumb bull" without getting shot. Sometimes girls are involved and that made the evening more interesting

Young adult=More yard rolling, costume parties, drinking at said party and waking up wondering what happened, etc. 

Adulthood=Kids of my own dressing them as something and later watching the whole progression of what was previously described. Hoping they make it home safe, always.

Middle Age Adulthood=This is the stage when you still get invited to a costume party and actually go, sometimes.  Also, at this stage I began to notice that the right Halloween party could be better than a strip joint if one was interested, but it mattered not as I was married, too fat, and too tired to stay out past ten o'clock, and was beginning to realize that a big part of the gals there that were dressed like sluts probably had issues I really did not need. 

Later Middle Aged=Nobody has rolled my yard since my kids married and left. We live so far in the woods, we have had less than 20 trick or treaters in 30+ years of living here. I review the grandkids outfits and wait on the wife to return from trick or treating with them. Then, I inspect the candy. I may load some magazines while they are out for the evening. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2023

Same song, but a different verse

 How many times have we as Americans heard from the left, "all we want is reasonable gun control"? Then, Blah, blah, blah, gunshow loophole, blah, blah, assault weapons ban, blah, blah, ghost guns, red flag laws, blah, more stringent background checks, etc. I could go on, but we all know the drill. Here is a case where some folks actually told the cops that Mr. Card was about to blow a gasket and they were sent to his home weeks ago amid concerns of, "he is going to snap and commit a mass shooting". This was a terrible event that should have been prevented and is now being used as propaganda by evil people who are hellbent on banning the private ownership of firearms. Never give up your guns. H/T to reader Bob in E-town. The story can be read by clicking Here.

ahh yes, Monday, we meet again...


 It seems we are in a holding pattern....





 h/t to RK