Thursday, October 27, 2016

NOTHING IN COMMON WITH TRUMP? Think again.
A MALE FEMINIST ponders how you could possibly like Trump if you know any women.

What a load of hogwash by a 'man' riding a unicorn into battle in an alternate reality. Replace 'male feminist' with 'beta male' and 'women' with 'feminists' (or more precisely, as Rush Limbaugh would put it, 'feminazis') and you'd have a more accurate statement.
PAJAMA BOY IN 2008:


PAJAMA BOY IN 2016:


The more things change, the more they stay the same (just more expensive)....
THANKS, NBA: 76ers nixed singer's national anthem performance over 'We Matter' jersey. It's about time.
OBAMACARE: What can't it do? Here's what it did in Minnesota....


That must hurt.
JUST ANOTHER HILLARY WHOPPER: The Supreme Court’s Heller decision wasn’t about toddlers. Unless a 66-year-old police officer can legitimately be described as a 'toddler'.

Hillary Clinton tells so many lies so consistently that I'll be shocked the day she tells the truth (if that day ever comes).

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

BE ACIDMAN this election.

Rob Smith's Gut Rumbles was one of my favorite blogs almost from the time I first discovered web logs until his death in 2006. I still miss his invective and insight.
VOTE FOR TRUMP ... because he can be impeached.

Sounds crazy, I know, but the argument is that if he goes off the rails (unlikely), the Stupid Party might have the balls to impeach him. If Hillary were to become President and go off the rails (which she certainly will), it won't.

Read the whole thing.
WHY IT MIGHT BE WISE to vote for Hillary.
A NONSENSICAL ACADEMIC PAPER on nuclear physics written only by iOS autocomplete has been accepted for a scientific conference.

In my academic past, I've reviewed (and rejected) submitted papers that could have been improved had computers and autocomplete functions been available back then. On the plus side, 'autoaccept' wasn't available then either.
TWITTER: Master of the [Liberal] Universe. Twitter is for twits.
HILLARY'S CAMPAIGN: where diversity trumps [heh - ed.] competence. I'm curious: Is 'diverse' a new gender? And in what universe does 50% (white men) plus 33% (women, of all colors?) plus 33% (of ... whatever) add up to 100%?
MORE FROM those misogynistic Republicans. Oh, wait ... Jay Z is a Democrat? Never mind.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: No, Democrats are not crooks; they're just crook wannabes not smart enough to succeed.
Podesta kept up with former investment firm employer while at White House.

How a Free Beacon Email Helped Cost a Clinton Crony a Campaign Gig.

Obama to fundraise for Hillary with CEO facing $127 million wage-theft suit.

Hannity defends National Enquirer’s reputation, lists stories it got correct.

Evan Bayh had lunch with bank lobbyists day of ’08 bailout vote.

Former Pennsylvania Democratic AG sentenced to 10-23 months in jail.

Hassan accused of stonewalling transparency suit.

Ex-State Department IT staffer pleads the Fifth on Clinton email questions.
And this is just today....

MICHAEL RAMIREZ: Squid Pro Quo.
BIG (P)OOPSIE: DNC 'apologizes' for dumping raw sewage from campaign bus in Gwinnett County, GA. Remember that the Dave Matthews band paid over $200,000 for essentially the same thing? I'm guessing Matthews is not a Hillary Democrat.
THANK HEAVEN for the Democrats' magic unicorns: subsidies rise again for ObamaCare 'health' plans.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

AMMO GRRRLL on the bookcase: "It reminds us of who we were, how far we have come and who we still are."

Thanks for the memory.
AUTUMN LEAVES, 22 October 2016:

Here are this week's pictures. Not as much change as I expected, given the amount of leaves cluttering up Arapaho Walk, the driveway, and our 'yard'.


From the lower driveway, a bit farther away this week:


The reverse image. Not much change in color, but note the leaves on the driveway.


From the upper driveway. Note the red leaves on the tree at the edge.


The 'back 40' is showing some change (this part of the driveway is clean only because the leaf blower was tested on it this morning).


The pond is getting a little more visible, though I'm not sure that's because of fewer leaves or the fact the contractor has been working on the retaining walls beneath the picture.


Finally a new picture - the view from my terrace-level 'office' window.
I THINK a vote for Hillary is a vote for SMOD (the Sweet Meteor of Death).

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT Trump's "war on the media": He's right.
OBAMA'S REAL RED LINE IN THE SAND WikiLeaks.
WHO ARE the real deplorables? One guess.
TRIGGERED OR TREAT: Precious college snowflakes need safe spaces (and free candy?) to keep from being 'triggered' by scary Halloween costumes.
THOMAS SOWELL: the Left versus the masses, in three parts.

Read them all.
KEEP IN MIND GEORGIA IS A RED STATE: Hillary campaign bus caught dumping human waste in Georgia.
ROTTEN GOVERNMENT: Why Hillary was not indicted.
FBI Director James Comey basically delivered a 'coded' message to the American People and the world. He said that she is guilty beyond any reasonable doubt, certainly should not be president and should be brought to justice; however our country has been infiltrated and is basically corrupt!

Lynch and Obama made it clear to him ... if he pressed for an indictment, he would be taking the Democrat nominee for president out of the election. If he then failed to get a conviction, he would be facing charges of tampering with and changing the outcome of a federal election to which he would be facing the rest of his life in prison.

Now you know why he presented his case the way he did and why it was so obvious he was reluctant to not press for indictment.

Also unsaid in Comey's message: the email chains are groups of emails between Hillary and others so if he would indict Hillary, he would have to indict the others in the chain. What if the chain includes Obama? It isn't a stretch to believe the Secretary of State would be in email contact with the President.

Let’s just say Bill went to Loretta and said shut this down or else if Hillary is charged, she will tell under oath that some of the emails were with the President so he is also guilty of a felony.

That is an impeachable offense. The Republicans would vote for it; the Democrats would erupt in violence. So Loretta Lynch tells Director Comey you better watch it or you could be to blame for violence tearing this country part.

And thus Comey takes 20 minutes spelling out everything bad Hillary did -- just like a trial in public -- then stops short to prevent any immediateunrest, hoping Americans would 'get the message and refuse to elect her.
Unfortunately I find the explanation entirely plausible - and completely absent from discussion in the mainstream media. More:
Former United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey tells MSNBC that not only is Hillary Clinton's private emails server illegal, it "disqualifies" her from holding any federal office -- such as, say, President of the United States. Specifically, Title 18. Section 2071of the United States Code:
(a). Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

(b). Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroy the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term "office" does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States."
If Hillary is allowed to run for office of ANY kind, it will show us that the Washington D.C. establishment is much more corrupt than we thought.
From my email (and edited for clarity).
IT LOOKS LIKE the First Amendment is just a passing fad.
CLIMATE NEWS: The activists are still insane.
READY FOR TONIGHT'S DEBATE? I am.
How to start a campfire if you have no matches and no car.


What would we do without technology?

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

HEH: As his final request, Arnold Palmer has suggested that the golf term "bad lie" would be more descriptive if called ... "A Hillary." Today, the PGA has honored Arnold's request and officially approved "A Hillary" in the lexicon of golf terms.

From my email.
WHY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE makes it hard to prove that self-driving cars are safe. What concerns me about self-driving vehicles is that I can reasonably anticipate what that idiot in the other car reading his texts or listening to Sirius XM raido (see the ads?) might do. AI cannot.

Read the comments as well.
HOW THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT embraced Donald Trump and lost its moral authority. Normally I like Jeff Jacoby, but I call bullshit on this one: when faced with two distasteful candidates, one of whom is certain to become President, always -- always -- choose the lessev. Trump is the lesser.
BARELY ONE THIRD OF DOCTORS are satisfied with the direction healthcare is taking. I admit to being somewhat surprised that as many as 1/3 of doctors are satisfied; in the 8 years since Obama was first elected, I haven't met a single doctor -- not one -- that had a good word to say.
HEH: CONSERVATIVES ARE FED UP with the crooked media’s selective orgasms of privileged outrage.

Unless you're a liberal, you'e not surprised.

Monday, October 17, 2016

THE LITTLE ACT that is destroying this country: the 'little Wagner act' enabling public sector unions.
Our nation has other important problems: porous borders, a weak economy, and foreign threats. We can solve those; we’ve solved much tougher problems in the past. But we’ve never even addressed the silent civil war that now engages us: the battle between those who work in the demanding private sector and those whose privilege of regulating and monitoring the rest of us is lucrative and consequence-free.
In the private sector there's Right to Work and an ability to fire incompetents. We need to do the same in the public sector as well.
A COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER stands alone to honor America.

Tells you all you need to know about the state of American academia....
SHORT ANSWER, NO: Does Hillary Clinton believe in anything?
AND I THOUGHT it was Medicare.

More to come ... stay tuned.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

THEY'RE NO LONGER BURGLARIZING HOMES; they're stealing them.
THERE WAS A TIME when Americans suffered from smog. Now they suffer from smug (and contempt). Here are some examples:
TRUMP IS A SYMPTOM; our political class is the disease.

JUST A LITTLE EVENING DUMPING on conservative Catholics.

THE “MEDIA ELITE” is disproportionately made up of people who are addicted to smugness.
And you wonder why Trump is so popular with real people?
AUTUMN LEAVES, 15 October 2016:

Here are today's pictures, taken later in the day than last week, but in the same order as before. Here's the front of the house, taken from the lower driveway.


The reverse image, taken from the house, looking back down the driveway


The back of the house, taken from the upper driveway


Across the driveway, looking into our 'back 40'.


And finally, the pond, looking out from the back deck.


The leaves are beginning to fall with some regularity, but not much color change as yet. There are a few nice reds here and about; maybe on tomorrow's walk....
RAND SIMBERG: To restore Article II of the Constitution, elect Donald Trump.
COMEY LIED and the email scandal died.
BINGO! "Conservatives in Washington are as corrupt as liberals. They just work cheaper." Is that because Conservatives are against raising the minimum wage?

Though I still like Krauthammer.
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures has posted. The wine cartoons are especially good, but this one is still my favorite:


Enjoy them all.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL 'PROTECTION' AGENCY CAN DO NO WRONG: Obama's Justice Department decides to pass on prosecuting EPA officials over Gold King spill.

Surprise, surprise....
POWERLINE'S 'GREEN WEENIE' AWARD this week goes to another incompetent environmentalist.
LOCKHEED MARTIN looks to diversify. Color me skeptical; they tried once before and almost lost everything. The problem is that defense manufacturers work in a highly regulated, technology-risky, cost-plus-fee business environment; commercial manufacturing does not. It's possible to transition from one environment to the other, but much harder than one might think.
DONALD TRUMP IS AN ASSHOLE.
Thankfully, that doesn't matter in a president. We've all had bosses or friends or family members that are assholes. And guess what, they all managed to do whatever job they're doing. It's of no consequence. There are plenty of assholes in the world. I'm one of them, I should know. You might be one also. I'm not going to have a beer with Trump. He's not coming over for Thanksgiving dinner. I don't care. People have written literally dozens of books on the Clintons. Guess what? They're assholes too.

He hurt some people's feelings. In contrast, the Clintons have blood on their hands and have left a trail of dead bodies in their wake a mile long. And look what happens when you choose a president that is hip and cool. You get 8 years of Barack Obama hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce.

Donald Trump didn't pay taxes.

So what. Apple doesn't pay taxes and you keep buying their shit. Lots of rich people don't pay taxes. There's a whole cottage industry called "wealth management" that finds creative ways to hedge the rich from taxes. I file deductions every year-- as many as my poor ass can manage. I hope you do the same. Is it fair? Probably not. But you know why those loopholes are in place? Because of career politicians like Hillary Clinton. She's been at this game for decades. What good has she done for this country? Our tax code is a joke and it's because of crooked politicians like the Clintons. The Clinton Foundation doesn't pay taxes. It's nothing more than a giant money laundering scheme for their cronies.

Obama weaponized the IRS and other areas of the government attacking our Constitutional rights.

Operation Chokepoint targeted firearms-related businesses. That's why my bank of 15 years just dropped me as a client two weeks ago. Imagine the outrage if banks discriminated against the LGBT community, blacks, or Muslims. You wouldn't hear the end of it. But because liberals hate the Second Amendment, it's okay. No media coverage. No outrage. This policy literally threatens my way of life-- and my ability to provide for my family.

Are you better off after 8 years of Obama?

Do you want 8 years of bullshit under Hillary Clinton?

It is impossible for Donald Trump to do a worse job than Obama or Hillary. Impossible.

Our country cannot take much more. Obama preaches about low unemployment and the recovery of the economy. That's laughable. Most of my customers cannot afford to buy a $200 knife from me-- let alone a $2000 rifle. It was different a few years ago. Things are worse now. Your dollar doesn't buy much. The entire financial system is on the brink of collapse. There is much uncertainty in the market. The failed policies of this administration have cost many folks their livelihoods-- their homes and cars, their marriages. Can you afford 8 more years of this? I cannot.

Our great grandchildren are going to grow up in an America that is unrecognizable. The good old days are long gone. "Hope and Change" failed miserably. We need a major course correction and Trump is the asshole to do it. That's my rant for today. I'm going to mow my yard and kick something in anger. Have a good weekend and God bless you and yours. God bless America. We need it.
From my email -- and thanks for sharing.
THE SCOREKEEPER isn't happy with Paul Ryan and the Republican establishment. Neither am I. I received the same email and responded to Ryan almost as politely.
INSIDER CLAIM: FBI and DOJ roiled by Comey, Lynch decision to let Clinton slide by on emails. The key question is whether they will go public. I hope so, but I have my doubts.
HEH: Bill Clinton is a social climber. But I don't think the 'rednecks' will have him....

Friday, October 14, 2016

PJ MEDIA: When a culture unmans itself. The picture says it all.
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: 'Grabbing ass' is only bad if a Republican does it.
SCOTT ADAMS on the bright side (for men) of electing Hillary: "Everything that goes wrong with the country from this point forward is women’s fault."

And if Trump is elected? Well, (white alpha) males are already taking the blame for everything....
FLORIDA GOVERNOR: We’re still waiting for Zika money. Ask Iran; we our government just sent them boatloads of cash (in small, unmarked denominations).
ON OBAMACARE: "Leave it to Big Government to coerce a market into existence, where individuals are required to buy a product they can’t afford to use, and which producers can’t afford to sell — and then blame the free market for the inevitable collapse."

And who is Big Government? Democrats and the crony capitalist crooks who profit from them.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

HEH: These are the people who think they’re smarter than the rest of America.
WIKILEAKS PAYDIRT: Democrats hate America.
[The Podesta email] ... seems to admit that liberalism depends on the ignorance of citizens for them to be “compliant,” but darn these dumb Americans, they just don’t want to behave.
Damned right; that's why I became a 'Tea Party' Republican. If the Republican bureaucracy doesn't learn that, the party is going to get a lot smaller very quickly.
MILITARY ACADEMY: You won’t disrespect the American flag on our football field.

Bravo.
YOU DON'T SAY: Colin Kaepernick is an idiot.
CLINTON FOUNDATION DONORS got rich off Haiti relief efforts while Haitians live in squalor. Hey, they're just little people -- and they can't vote for Democrats.
CLIMATE ACTIVISTS shut off oil pipelines which provide 15% of daily US consumption. Jail them and toss away the keys.
PROGRESSIVE'S FIRST (AND ONLY) COMMANDMENT: Thou shalt have no other gods before Progressivism.
WHITE MAN overruns indigenous peoples with superior technology. That said, here's the real headline: "Anti-Columbus Day Protesters Threaten To Assault Driver, Get Run Over".

Makes sense to me.
OBAMA LIED. My third [ObamaCare] health plan just died.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

HILLARY CLINTON'S tax plan.
THE TRUMP TAPES: Vox misses the point about our debased culture.

My question: Has Vox ever not missed the point?
BOEHNER: Trump not a conservative and ‘barely a Republican’. Interesting. That's exactly what I think about Boehner.
WHAT TO DO if a bear attacks you and all you have is a knife:


The post is here.
BARACK OBAMA JUMPS ABOARD A DEPARTING TRAIN: U.S. will send people to Mars by 2030s.

This train's already leaving the station, fueled by private industry. Obama's just jumping aboard at the last minute to try and grab some glory for his 'legacy'.
A CONSERVATIVE WOMAN’S defense of the brave men who support Trump.
I will not follow the hypocrites and prideful dolts out the door who are too short-sighted and worried about holding on to their little bits of power to see beyond this election.
If Denise McAllister chose to lead, I would follow her on a campaign through the Gates of Hell to do battle.
I, TOO, PREFER DEEDS: words versus deeds.
SPINELESS ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS care more about their jobs than the future of America.

The next step after Trump wins the presidency is to target -- and defeat -- the establishment Republicans in the next available election.
THE PERILOUS WHITENESS of ... pumpkins? The 'academic' social sciences have gone stark raving mad.
NOW IS THE TIME TO KICK IT OVER: The ObamaCare stool wobbles.
LEAKED CLINTON EMAILS: Even Democrat policy advisers worry a $15 federal minimum wage would cost jobs.
In its campaign form, this is purely cynical political pandering. In legislative form, however, it would have real and practical consequences. But for Clinton, the potential loss of millions of American jobs is apparently a small price to pay when compared with her own political future.
They can't admit it for fear of alienating their (Bernie Sanders) Social Justice Warrior base.
PRECIOUS SNOWFLAKE UPDATE: "Back when college cost less, and there were a lot fewer “student life” administrators, student life seems to have been less stressful. . . ."
AMERICAN THINKER: Only one way for the FBI to regain its lost reputation.

But do they have the courage? Frankly, I doubt it.
FACT-CHECKING: only the facts that are fit to printsupport the liberal narrative.
HOW THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TREATS PROTESTERS: if they're liberals, coddle them; if they're conservatives, arrest them.
NOT JUST CHILDREN: Children are subjected to the soul-crushing conformity of nanny-state political correctness.
DOES 'INTERVENTION' INCLUDE BASEBALL BATS? Clinton suggests intervention for protester wearing Bill Clinton ‘rape’ shirt.
THE MEDIA IS HAVING A FAINTING SPELL over Trump's quip that Hillary would go to jail for her emails, but it forgets Democrats are the ones who throw the book at their opponents all the time.

'The media' is nothing more than Democrats with bylines.
BUT GUNS ARE NOT FOR 'LITTLE PEOPLE': Noted strict gun law advocate Kim Kardashian ramps up armed personal security.
FLORIDA AUTHORITIES are bracing for a spike in reports of clown sightings: Al Gore in south Florida to campaign for Hillary.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

MICHELLE OBAMA: Hillary unfit to serve as president.

Punching back from unusual places. (Or, people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.)
WAS THERE EVER ANY DOUBT? More evidence reveals Obama influenced Clinton’s FBI investigation.
TRUMP: Unfit to be President.
NIGEL FARAGE: The 'little people' have had enough.

Hopefully, the 2016 election will be Brexit West.
SORRY, but death is a legal remedy for stupidity. Ever hear of the Darwin Awards?
IT'S ONLY VOTER FRAUD if 'they' do it.
CLOWNPOCALYPSE 2016 UPDATE:


Here's the story.
JOY BEHAR finds out tramps have rights, too.

I'll bet that apology came through gritted teeth....
ESPN TURNED INTO MSNBC SO SLOWLY, I HARDLY EVEN NOTICED: ESPN gives President Obama an hour of air time Tuesday night.

I noticed ... which is why I'm curtailing my Monday Night Football starting next week. And removing ESPN from my TV favorites list.
OF COURSE; It's a Mercedes: Self-driving Mercedes will prioritize occupant safety over pedestrians. Who cares about the unwashed masses?

The real question is "Will it run over rioters on the interstate?" If so, I'll consider it....
MAMA'S don't let your babies go to these colleges. With apologies to Waylon Jennings.
ANOTHER CESSPIT: Facebook ‘corporate fascism’ exposed.
HOW TO START A CAMPFIRE if all you have is a pencil and an automobile.



Make sure your fire's lit; you'll need it when the battery will no longer start the car....
PERHAPS THE MOST SURPRISING THING about the leaked excerpts from Hillary's Wall Street speeches is that she actually had something to say.
PERSON WITH TOP SECRET GOVERNMENT CLEARANCE arrested after storing classified information at home. (No, not Hillary; she's too big to jail.)
HMM: THE MISSOURI CONSTITUTION says you can have and openly carry the weapon of your choice anywhere in the state -- except in places where the new law protecting the Second Amendment says you can't.

Huh?
IF YOU THINK Donald Trump's comments are vulgar, check out Hillary's potty mouth.

Note that while Trump is crude, Hillary is both crude and hateful.
I WONDER WHY: Evil clowns fear real guns.

Perhaps because real guns produce real holes....
AN ARGUMENT for smaller government. Much smaller government.
THE SCOREKEEPER: To Hell with Republicans! Read the comments.
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES need in-cabin cameras to monitor drivers.

Yeah, and my 2015 Chevy truck keeps telling me that I'm being inattentive while driving - the last time while I was parked in my own driveway. The next time it goes in for service I'm going to demand that whatever sensor/software is driving that text message be permanently disabled.

Self-driving cars? Thanks, but no way in hell.

Monday, October 10, 2016

HATERS GONNA HATE: Hypocrisy knows no bounds.
TRUMP'S NIGHT; Hillary's nightmare.
THE NEW YORK TIMES has its panties in a twist because Donald Trump may - or may not - have paid federal income taxes nearly 20 years ago.

Yet the NYT is silent on the fact that not only did it not pay taxes in 2014, it received $3.5M in tax welfare. Nor did it mention that in 2015, Citizens for Tax Justice found 15 Fortune 500 companies that paid no federal taxes.

All perfectly legally. And let me point out that for many years this particular tax loophole was available to average taxpayers - you and me. Back then it was called income averaging, and it was repealed in 1986 under President Reagan's second term with a Republican (53/47) Senate and Democrat (253/182) House.

Obviously the tax code is needlessly complex, rife with loopholes, and badly in need of reform. I submit of the two presidential candidates, Donald Trump is the one most capable of reforming it.
HEH:

FOUR STORIES FROM THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON:
Debate officials refused to seat Bill Clinton's accusers in Trump family seating area.

Clinton spokesman tweeted "Go fuck yourself" to Trump during townhall debate.

Paul Ryan ‘won’t defend Trump’ any longer.

Former top Bill Clinton aide called Chelsea a ‘spoiled brat’.
Guess which one of these stories made it to the mainstream media?
KURT SCHLICTER: The meaning of Donald Trump.

Linked from Instapundit.
TROLLMASTERMISTRESS: Melania Trump says her 'pussy bow' shirt at last night's debate was unintentionable.
RACHEL DOLEZAL lands a new gig “identifying” as a black woman. So, if race and 'gender' are a matter of individual choice, what's the point in 'diversity' initiatives?
IT'S IN CALIFORNIA, OF COURSE: Another environmental epic fail.
NOTHING: What does Hillary offer America?
NANCY PELOSI: I would ‘love’ a single-payer health care system. Reminder: government cheese.
YA' NOTICED, HUH? The culture of the smug white liberal. Maybe you should try not voting for them again and again. Wasn't it Albert Einstein who said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Why, yes. Yes, it was.
DE-ESCALATION: the latest fad in (non)policing. Poor hardest hit, but virtue-signalers thrilled.
EXIT ROSETTA: The comet-watching spacecraft plowed into the surface of comet 67P at 6:39 a.m. ET. Friday, September 30th.

Good night and good bye.
BOEING CEO DENNIS MUILENBURG says Australia will play a critical role in the global aerospace giant's future. In a growing economy, this would probably be a good plan for a multinational corporation like Boeing but in the current economy, and during a presidential election, I have to question his judgment.
LEAKED HILLARY SPEECH EXCERPTS: She wants 'open borders'.
PRESERVE YOUR SANITY: If you ever see a 'safe space', walk on by. There was a time in our not-too-distant past when safe spaces were called insane asylums.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

SADLY TRUE: "In a reality-TV culture, we focus on the reality-TV antics of reality-TV stars, rather than on . . . reality."
GOD HELP US: The three faces of Hillary.
NO, MR. PRESIDENT: It wasn’t Sarah Palin who drove America mad. Try looking in a mirror. (Or under your bus....)

Linked from here.
IT ALL MAKES SENSE when you realize they're just Democrat operatives with bylines.
BUT ONE OF THEM WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT: In an election about character, Trump and Clinton are beyond the pale. So you better get on board and pick the one who will push the levers of power in the direction you wish.
SAFETY TIPS for getting pulled over while carrying a concealed firearm.

In two words, common sense.
WHAT IF?
What if Republican leadership had taken more seriously the portents of the Tea Party defeats of Bob Bennett, Richard Lugar, and Eric Cantor? These men were not RINOs, and yet did not see, as much of the party still does not see, the depth of the discontent with Republican leadership at the present time.
If only....
UNITED LAUNCH ALLIANCE: Low price launches not best deal for taxpayer. Not enough opportunity for graft and corruption.
THOMAS SOWELL: 'Favors' to blacks ... aren't.
AFRAID TO SPEAK UP: In the era of trigger warnings a tenured professor stays silent.

He needs to put some steel in his spine and repeat after me: "Clearly you've mistaken me for someone who gives a shit."
BUT VOTER FRAUD IS A MYTH. Oh? State Police raid Indianapolis office in growing voter fraud case.

After reading the article you might ask "Who runs the Indiana Voter Registration Project?" The answer is here.

I'm sure you're shocked....
EXPLAINING WHY 'cesspit' is a synonym for liberal.

Unlike septic tanks, cesspits can't be pumped out; they just overflow and pollute the environment.
FIND, PROSECUTE, AND JAIL: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department decided to use social media to help identify and capture looters wanted in connection with the riots that took place after police shot and killed Keith Scott on Sept. 20. [I]t posted photos and mugshots of several looters on its official Twitter account in an attempt to name them, shame them — and bring them to justice.

Good.
TWEET OF THE DAY: "If you think a guy saying vulgar things is the biggest issue today you are not qualified to vote for what to have for lunch."
COMMON SENSE has abandoned the gender ship at Princeton:
[W]hat if someone falls off a ship during a Princeton cruise? “Man overboard!” wouldn’t do. Instead, a quick poll among people on deck could settle whether most observers thought the unlucky person was male or female. In cases of a tie, be fair and just leave the person in the water. Couldn’t everyone just yell, “Person overboard”? No. A generic shout like that could be taken as a subtle rejection of the falling person’s private gender choice. “Possible female or male overboard” wouldn’t work either, since everyone knows that there are somewhere between two and 32 genders, and failing to acknowledge them all before attempting a rescue would surely be seen as non-inclusive and therefore micro-aggressive. So, what to do? Committing a gender gaffe would be just awful. So it might be best to let the individual drown and get the gender right later at the autopsy.
Linked from here.
HURRICANE MATTHEW'S CHICKEN LITTLES are packing up and going home. The up side is that those affected won't have the Chicken Littles clucking over them and interfering as they recover.
DAMN THE TORPEDOES, full speed ahead.
[I]t can be useful to ask, What would the Democrats do? Here there is no need to speculate: we saw what they did in the 1990s. They circled the wagons and defended their man to the hilt, using whatever smears and lies were helpful, even though he was credibly accused of rape and multiple instances of sexual harassment. Indeed, that is what the Democrats are doing now with Hillary Clinton, as revelations much more material to her performance in office than the Trump video have come out over the past year or two. See, generally, Clinton Cash. Republicans are always held to a higher standard than Democrats, but why? Maybe this is as good a time as any to reject the double standard and fight fire with fire. E.g., this Drudge headline: “KATHLEEN WILLEY CALLS FOR HILLARY TO RESIGN FROM CAMPAIGN…”
Much more here.
OBAMA ISN'T VAIN. Just ask him: "He knows, after all, that everyone who disagrees with him is wrong."
COMING SOON: A New Dark Age?

While I am certainly no fan of increased federal involvement in anything, a law I could support would require every state provide at least 90% of its energy needs from within its own borders. It would have the added benefit of making the national power grid that much more resilient.
TRUMP 10 YEARS AGO: a Democrat ... and besties with Bill Clinton.

Heh. Trump's response to this brouhaha ought to be something on the order of "Yes, I did. and if I were still a Democrat, there would be nothing but the sound of crickets."

Saturday, October 08, 2016

HEH: Drudge stands by Trump, and he's not alone. And I'm getting thoroughly pissed off at the RINOs, particularly John McCain, for backing away. McCain is an American war hero, no doubt, but anyone who tries to tell me that McCain hadn't heard far worse about women than anything Trump said is going to be laughed at to his/her/its face.
$2500/YR HEALTH CARE SAVINGS: Waaaaay down the memory hole.
THE NANNY STATE continues to run amuck.

At the risk of starting a new conspiracy theory, perhaps the FDA is merely a tool of the salt industry, and the FDA sodium reduction mandate is just a ploy to get consumers to buy - and hoard - more salt.
IMPLICATION OF SABOTAGE adds intrigue to SpaceX investigation of its Falcon 9 launch pad explosion on September 1.

As recently as this year, I would have dismissed this story out-of-hand as just another crazy conspiracy theory. But with the revelations that have come from a presidential campaign in full swing with a complete political outsider competing for power with the Democrat's (and Republican's) inside-the-beltway ruling elites, I'm no longer so sure.
IN A QUINTUPLE VICTORY FOR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government.

It was in the Northern Mariana islands, but still the decision carries weight in the continental U.S.
A NEWLY LEAKED EMAIL from the Clinton campaign appears to show an MSNBC producer fawning over Hillary Clinton.

It's MSNBC. Enough said.
I WANT ONE: Walther PPS M2 pistol.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIORS whine over cultural appropriation at fiction festival.

My favorite response? "Clearly you've mistaken me for someone who gives a shit."
VOTER FRAUD IS A MYTH: With Republicans, maybe; with Democrats, not so much.
NOW THAT we've (more or less) completed our move from Virginia to Georgia, I'm restarting my annual 'Autumn Leaves' posts every Saturday from now through November showing the colors change as the leaves begin to fall.

Here's the first set of pictures. All were taken from various places around our home. It's a bit late starting, as the leaves have already begun to change.

First is the house itself, taken from the first (lower) driveway entrance.


From the carport, looking roughly west down the lower driveway.


This is from further down the road, just beyond the second (upper) driveway entrance.


Finally, two pictures, looking roughly southwest across the road past our house and looking roughly northeast across the pond at the bottom of the hill. Both pictures were taken from the carport/deck.



As the season progresses, the pond view will become clearer and the hill across from us will (hopefully) become visible.
WHY I LIKE LIVING IN RURAL GEORGIA: A short while ago we drove down to the local Post Office to put a letter in the mail that had missed the morning mail delivery. On the way back, we found the road blocked by a tree that had been blown down by the higher-than-normal due to hurricane Matthew winds.

About 6 cars (each way) were stopped, and rather than call 911 and wait, the drivers got out of their cars, lifted up the tree and moved it out of the road (including the young lady in the car in front of us, who opened her trunk and pulled out a machete to lop off some of the offending branches).

About 5 minutes later, we were all merrily on our way. All without government 'help'.
SHOOTING DOWN DRONES is dangerous and stupid. Then don't fly them over my home; that's what's dangerous and stupid.
SOMETIMES being hearing-impaired is a good thing.
RUN AND HIDE: the crushing wages of progressivism.
POWERLINE'S Week in Pictures is up. This week it's the creepy clown edition, but my favorites aren't clown related:

The hurricane wind scale, in case you missed it....


Trump's (should be) response to Hillary's sure-to-come misogyny allegations:


And as usual, there are many more. Follow the link above.
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO: Ban climate deniers from political office. Better idea: Ban actors from exposing expressing themselves in public.

Movies are much more enjoyable when you aren't aware the actors are lunatic idiots filmed in a mental institution.
DALLAS POLICE OFFICER files lawsuit against Black Lives Matter. Other defendants in the class-action suit include President Obama; Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton; the Rev. Al Sharpton; Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and billionaire activist George Soros.


Good luck, sir. I wish you every success.
OUR 'RULING CLASS' IS CORRUPT: Hillary Clinton’s disgraceful three-headed crime has compromised the FBI.

It's time: throw the elected bums out, never to return; then start vigorously weeding the entrenched bureaucracy.
GEORGE MOONBAT MONBIOT: No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth.

Yes, life on government cheese.
MALLARD FILLMORE on the NFL's National Anthem controversy.


Somehow I don't think the Social Justice Warrior crowd will make up the losses.
MOCK THEM: Huffington Post runs stupid article; internet responds.

Check out Iowahawk's twitter response (and all the others).
AMMO GRRRLL: This vote ain't Burger King; you don't get it your way.

Friday, October 07, 2016

FRIDAY ON MY MIND: Another Friday, another document dump; this one showing the corruption of the 'incorruptible' FBI.
IF YOU'RE NOT STARVING YET, President Obama is working to assure that you will be.

Reminder: Government cheese.
IEEE SPECTRUM: Monkeys type 12 words-per-minute with brain-to-keyboard communication.


The blogosphere hasn't created any Shakespeare either.

(I'm waiting for someone to suggest saving the monkeys and using bloggers instead....)
AND YOU THOUGHT TRUMP IS A MISOGYNIST: Liberals have nothing but contempt for women.
HILLARY: clothing for the emasculated man.

Ought to be a big seller for the Pajama Boy brigade....
‘POLITICAL CORRECTNESS’ finds a new target - everyone.
TROLL MASTER: University of Michigan student successfully changes preferred pronoun to 'His Majesty' on class roster.

Mock them. Relentlessly.
TWITTER BRIEFLY SUSPENDED University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) for this tweet:


Reynolds responded:
Sorry, blocking the interstate is dangerous, and trapping people in their cars and surrounding them is a threat. Driving on is self-preservation, especially when we’ve had mobs destroying property and injuring and killing people. But if Twitter doesn’t like me, I’m happy to stop providing them with free content.
Bye, bye, Twitter ... I won't be missing you.
WAR CLOUDS ARE GATHERING. A hard rain is soon going to fall. I doubt that I'll be around when this next war happens, but my children and grandchildren will, which is not comforting....
U.S. ACADEMIC: Kill unwanted stray cats and keep the rest indoors. Personally, I'd rather let the environmentalists/social justice warriors starve in the cold and dark and confine their enablers to locked rooms in the ivied halls. My cats are far less destructive to the environment than they.
IN THE UNITED STATES, which are the most heavily armed?


Wyoming is the clear winner by a landslide, but look who's second: Washington, D.C., the 'home state' of our ruling elite. If that doesn't scare the pants off you, you're too damned stupid to be allowed anywhere near a voting booth.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

BUT, BUT ... voter fraud is a myth.
FIXED: Successes that aren't obvious.
BLUE ORIGIN'S rocket test went better than thought possible:
Blue Origin just successfully completed its first in-flight escape test, during which the empty crew capsule was able to make an emergency separation from the booster just seconds after takeoff. It's a maneuver that could save lives if it happens on a real flight. But Blue Origin stumbled upon some extra success: It landed the booster too.
The linked video has the entire test flight. It's long - over an hour. Booster liftoff is at 51:00; escape capsule ignition at 52:00. The capsule drogue chutes deploy at 52:30 and main chute deployment occurs at 53:30. Capsule landing is at about 54:00. The launch vehicle itself continued on its planned trajectory, reaching apogee at 55:00, and made a succesful landing at 58:30.

A magnificent achievement.
THE GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA SAFETY NANNIES are hyperventilating (as usual) about Hurricane Matthew this morning. For some perspective, consider these numbers:
Hurricane Katrina killed < 2,000 people in 2005;
Traffic accidents kill ~ 30,000 annually;
Homicides take ~ 16,000 lives annually; and
Suicides account for ~ 32,000 lives annually.
When you watch your 'hurricane nannies' on television, remember it's not about keeping you safe; it's about keeping them in control.
IF ONLY...


We can hope.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

OBAMACARE ARCHITECT EZEKIEL EMANUEL: If you like your doctor, you can [pay more to] keep your doctor.

I did, and my health 'insurance' premiums still went up....
GOOD NEWS! Leo DiCaprio has disqualified himself from ever holding public office.
TAXIN’ TIM KAINE pushed to raise taxes on the poor.

I lived in Virginia when Kaine was Lt. Governor and then Governor. He was - and is - a bozo. Luckily for Virginians, he was an incompetent bozo.
THOMAS SOWELL: A brilliant idea to pierce the 'Ivy Curtain'.
YOU CAN THANK OBAMA FOR THAT: Our corner of the Milky Way might be bigger than previously thought.
WORRISOME? EEG Identification Can Steal Your Most Closely Held Secrets.
TIM KAINE: I'll be Hillarys' "right-hand person." For the only time in the VP debate, Kaine was right for he sure as hell isn't a "man" in any conventional sense of the word. A beta male at best.
WHEN TIM KAINE Said “stronger together” in the first 3 minutes, I turned it off.

I should have, but fortunately the television survived.
TRUMP/PENCE 2016: Make Liberals Grate Again.

More here.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

HOWARD DEAN: It’s the media’s fault I accused Donald Trump of having a coke habit.
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Now let's throw the insurance industry under the bus. Not that that's necessarily a bad idea, since the insurance industry was complicit in enacting ObamaCare, but it would be nice to throw the whole Obama administration under the bus as well.

UPDATE: Along with the taxpayers....

Saturday, October 01, 2016

FLORIDA DEMOCRATS unhappy about voter registration drives at local Chick-fil-A restaurants.

But of course -- only Democrats are allowed to have voter registration drives. Often at cemeteries....