Wednesday, October 20, 2021

AS I SAID, I WRITE IT DOWN

Every now and then I rip out the page and throw it away. It doesn't pay to remember in anger and keep it bright and shiny when the simple passage of time will pull the sting from just about anything.

IT WAS THIS

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

I WOULD THAT THIS IS SO

It may be truth but it could be fiction. I do like their burgers and fries though and miss them almost as much as I miss Robertos. Where the governments get off declaring private citizens their enforcement arm escapes me. That doesn't sound much like America and I say that even though they did it with beer and cigarette sales. My favorite always remained the hotel down the street that kept its cigarette vending machine that simply took quarters and never asked for ID decades into the ban on the sale of tobacco to minors. When I would wander over there for a late night purchase when every store in Emeryville was closed, I always recalled the good times when I could tell a long-winded orator on PARKHILL or NAVYRED, "dropped synch, say again".

SEND THE COMMISSAR

Sending the commissar to make profitable an industry or farm is like sending a Democrat to restrain spending.

Monday, October 18, 2021

AND PEOPLE WATCH THIS SHOW?

They must be really stupid people.

TALENT ON LOAN FROM GOD

I had never really thought about it before....but imagine, translating a poem from Latin into English. I dare say that would be more difficult than simply translating a book but perhaps on par with translating a song. Far beyond my meager language skills.

Still, I once served very briefly with a Reserve LT who was riding our ship on his AT and he translated things from the Russian into English. I was quite amazed and asked how well he spoke Russian and his reply lingers to this day, "Can't speak a word of Russian. I just take the articles Navy Intelligence sends me and crack open the Russian-English dictionary and look up all the words.

I somehow sense that American Intel has never really matured from that point and that all of our Intel comes through a similar fountain of mis-knowlege of purpose, intent, plan and deed.

Try some Juvenal and see how it fits today.

EVER WONDER?

Where would our society would be if we hadn't lost Education of the young to the communists 60 years ago? If we had kept on as we had been going after World War II and educated those willing to learn to the high degree we used to educate our young in this country? Somehow it all went to hell around the time, "I'm OK, You're OK" was published. It was all downhill after that and now we teach our regular school kids as if they are all in special education and we have to be mindful not to trigger an outrage storm that disrupts learning for the entire class for hours or days. Learning has kind of come to a standstill in most schools. The more woke the schools the more offended the students and the learning curve accelerates downwards. Now everything is racist all of history populated by racist bigots and rapists prowl the restrooms.

It doesn't have to be this way. We could start by making absolutely sure that nobody with a 'degree' in education ever gets a job in any school ever again, even pushing a broom.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

HEY SMARTIE, READ THUCYDIDES NOW

If you want to see where it goes from here, read the real history of the War. Some translations are better than others. Read it a couple of times. Every age thinks it's discovered something new.

NOPE.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

BRINGS TO MIND ALL LEFTISTS

Ripped off from wirecutter. Is this not exactly like watching leftists, liberals, true believers, greens and other assorted idiots. They have exactly the same blind belief in going to a place only they can see and then always and forever ending up in the drink.

THE NAVY BRASS GOES BARKING MAD

The Admirals have decreed, via NAVADMIN 225/21 that all navy personnel will be vaccinated or discharged. The dates are set for termination of those who do not knuckle under and comply for both Active Duty and Reserve personnel. Read it all and weep for the Navy. They start off in full blown crazy ruthless mode. It goes rapidly downhill from here.

2. Policy. In order to maximize readiness, it is the policy goal of the U.S. Navy to achieve a fully vaccinated force against the persistent and lethal threat of COVID-19.

2.a. In support of the above stated policy, and as directed by the Secretary of the Navys lawful order, the Navy has commenced a mandatory vaccination campaign per references (a) through (c). Navy service members refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, absent a pending or approved exemption, shall be processed for administrative separation per this NAVADMIN and supporting references. To ensure a fair and consistent process, separation determinations will be centralized under the CCDA as outlined in the paragraphs below.

So I wonder, will the Navy be issuing a Campaign Medal for this is or is this more like the Combined Federal Campaign?

Let's wander deeper into the illusionary world the Admirals appear to live in. Let us recall from the first line of Paragraph 2 above that the Policy being enforced is to maximize readiness. Let's look at how that plays out.

2.b. Tragically, there have been 164 deaths within the Navy family due to COVID-19, far exceeding the combined total of all other health or mishap related injuries and deaths over the same time period.

The other source of some news about this tragicomedy is USNI. In their article they posted:

Sailors must be prepared to execute their mission at all times, in places throughout the world, including where vaccination rates are low and disease transmission is high,” according to the Navy news release issued today. “Immunizations are of paramount importance to protecting the health of the force and the warfighting readiness of the Fleet.
While this is true in the main it was never the intent that this was always so because that would be insane. Pregnant women are not deployed to combat zones even in this age of equity after a certain point. People get injured in car crashes, motorcycle accidents, sporting accidents, on leave and a thousand other ways that render them unable to execute their mission at all times. We have grown accustomed to that. It's one of the reasons our warships are sailing around undermanned because people are sick, on leave, at navy schools or detached for really stupid reasons like serving ashore in Iraq or Afganistan on Involuntary Assignments to Army jobs. We had tens of thousands of sailors detached from every possible command and squirted off to the desert to meet some infantile and stupid assignment polcy agreed by dumdums in Washington.

More from USNI as food for thought.
"As of Wednesday, 94 percent of active-duty sailors have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with 99 percent having received the first dose, according to the Navy.

Of the total force, 89 percent is completely vaccinated, while 94 percent have received the first shot.

There have been a total of 83,648 COVID-19 cases within the Navy, including active-duty and civilians, according to the service. Of those cases, 164 resulted in deaths.

There have been 14 active-duty deaths out of 48,231 cases.

There have been more deaths due to COVID-19 than other health or mishap-related injuries and deaths over the same time period, according to NAVADMIN 225/21."

It would be illuminating to see how many sailors and Marines have committed suicide in this timeframe and how many of them have been killed in aviation accidents and other accidents. Disease is part of life and the USN is going to lose thousands of people in unplanned losses at every level if people decide to leave rather than get shot. I see that the worst admirals plan to do for those who refuse is a General discharge under honorable conditions. This will result also in the loss of them all to any Reserve service obligations and how they plan to collect money and benefits paid in the expectations that things would remain the same will be of little interest to me. It is, after all, only money and this is the service that hounded hundreds of naval aviators out of the Navy following the Tailhook 91 debacle. They little know nor care at that level about the personal or personnel costs of their rabid decision making and policies.

Monday, October 11, 2021

AND ON THIS NOTE WE SAY GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER

Lifted from the folks at Powerline. Think how timely such a blog name that is as the power fades away in the West....

COLUMBUS DAY TRIFLE

We seem doomed to forget history so here's a reminder by Robert W. Munson, Cabrillo National Monument Historian.
Like virtually everywhere else on earth in 1542, this is a slave owning society. In a pre-industrial age, the labor of slaves is an operational necessity. The few black slaves are prisoners of war from North Africa; the bulk of slaves here are Mayan prisoners of war. Remember that although the conquest of Guatemala was officially completed five years ago there are still active Mayan cities holding out in the mountains to the east, and raids and counter-raids are never ending. Do not impose 21st century values. You truly believe the Mayans deserve to be slaves because their refusal to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour means they are obviously minions of the Devil. This does not mean you can’t care about them and treat them kindly (if firmly) as shown by your bringing them salvation through Our Lord. For most Poblados the ratio is one female house slave for every three male field slaves.

This is a Roman Catholic society. There is no other true religion. Any other religion’s adherents are at best decent but woefully misguided people, and at worst full-blown followers of Satan. Heresy is a real threat to humankind. We are doing God’s manifest will. This is demonstrated by the fact that in the very year Their Catholic Majesties King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella completed the Reconquista, 1492, God revealed his next duty for his Catholic people by having Columbus discover the New World. A world languishing in the total darkness of the Devil: paganism, idolatry, human sacrifice, and cannibalism.
I happen to think finding the New World was the most significant event in history and all those who think that society is judged solely by its adherence or failure to adhere to modern norms of the white middle class are stupid and ignorant. Just look at the norms espoused by those who despise Columbus and all that came after him. These are the same people practicing infanticide, child slavery, prostitution, sex-trafficking, narcotics dealing and mass murder in the streets of every major democrat run city in North America. Who in the hell cares what they think?

Have a Happy Columbus Day!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

WHY DO THEY NEVER SEE IT COMING?

I see that Biden is demanding that President Trump reveal what he was doing while his supporters and FBI agents and informers were invading the Capital Building. President Trump is holding firm on Executive Privilege. Biden insists that we have a right to know. Well, on that subject Joe, just what exactly was Obama doing when Al Quida was massacring our Ambassador and consular people in Benghazi and screaming for help and even getting some from the military before somebody told them to stand down. Who was that Biden? Where was our Secretary of State the mouth-breathing moron Clinton when that attack was going on? These questions having to do with the whereabouts and activities of the National Command Authority have never been answered. Let's hear and see what really happened when America's enemies attacked.

And on that note.....just why have we let China off the hook for inflicting a massive world-wide epidemic on us? Why have we taken no action against China and all their works and kicked them out of civilized society for practicing germ warfare (using a weapon of mass destruction) against the United States et al?

On on that note, why the mandate forcing the unwilling to take a vaccine that NOBODY stands behind with an offer of restitution if the side-effects kill or injure people who suffered themselves to be treated like lab rats for the likes of that foolish imbecile, Fauci?

It goes without saying that I get an enormous kick out of the Southwest Airlines Pilots deciding enough was enough with the crippling mandates and fake labor dictats of the left and simply refusing to fly anymore until the company takes the jab off the table as a condition of continued employment. Control over what one puts into one's body is the very soul of our democracy and way of life.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

TIME FOR A VACATION DON'T YA THINK?

I see that our untamed senate democrats are facing redoubled pressure after our idiot=in-chief the zombie has declared that it is worthwhile ending all comity for all time in the Senate and getting rid of even the palest shadow of bi-partisan behavior in the Senate and ending the Senate rules for cloture as they currently exist. They've done it before:
"The Senate tradition of unlimited debate has allowed for the use of the filibuster, a loosely defined term for action designed to prolong debate and delay or prevent a vote on a bill, resolution, amendment, or other debatable question. Prior to 1917 the Senate rules did not provide for a way to end debate and force a vote on a measure.That year, the Senate adopted a rule to allow a two-thirds majority to end a filibuster, a procedure known as "cloture." In 1975 the Senate reduced the number of votes required for cloture from two-thirds of senators voting to three-fifths of all senators duly chosen and sworn, or 60 of the 100-member Senate.
In the old days it took real no-shit bipartisan support to get a bill through Congress. These days there is no compromise and the weaker side doesn't just get sent to bed without supper, they get the bayonett and maybe, if they're lucky it's a clean kill.

People wonder why there isn't more comity and bipartisanship in the Congress? It's because they keep changing the rules in order to eliminate compromise and then whine about it later. I laughed when that idiot Harry Reid used his little nuclear option on all presidential appointments except the Supreme Court and then watched helplessly as the Republicans under McConnell just blew them out of the water and got all of President Trump's judicial nominees in with simply majority votes. The arrogance of the democrats knows no limits and then they get all outraged and surprised when the rules they changed are used against them.
And yes, they're stupid enough to try it again. OTOH, a few of them must know that the 2022 elections are going to be a wipeout. Still, I think if Manchin and Sinema want to come back they should think about going on vacation right about now. They couldn't find a better spot then one of these:

Monday, October 4, 2021

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE

Here is a little piece of escaped truth.

They aren't even trying to pretend it is a real menace except when they try to kill your rights and liberties.

Friday, October 1, 2021

STRUCK REPEATEDLY IN THE HEAD, STILL WON’T DIE

This needs tobe seen to be believed. Science denial is out of control.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

LAUGHTER, STILL THE BEST MEDICINE

From the Instapundit comes this quick little article. The fun was in the first 18 comments which reflect another level of the underlying reality that still flows through the web today.

IT IS TO LAUGH

Just got home from an extended birthday bash 4 states away from here. It was fun and we enjoyed it. Tonight, after a long drive home I had a chance to see Amanpur and her hate on America show as they interviewed Anita Hill about what a sexist racist bigot that justice was back when she worked for him at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she was some kind of powerless slave totally in thrall to the Man and unable to forma coherent plan to deal with what she viewed as outrageous intrusions on her personal life. You get where the laughter comes from when you realize that everybody involved in producing this show totally supports the idea of grown men permitted to use women's rooms and teenage boys allowed to use the girls locker rooms anytime they feel like it.

How a nation of 'educated Americans' ever accepted this nonsense is beyond me. See? And now some of you are wondering which bit of nonsense I'm talking about. Is it the Anita Hill BS or the Blasey Ford assault on another Justice with her deranged obvious lies about a past that only exists between her ears and nowhere else? Or, is it the idiocy of letting men use the same facilities as teenage girls just because they feel like it?

Friday, September 24, 2021

UNHEARD IN AMERICA

This is pretty egregious.
Sixty-six percent of college students think shouting down a speaker they disagree with is acceptable to shut down their talk, and another 23 percent believe violence can be used to cancel a speech, according to a wide-scale survey released this week.

The 2021 College Free Speech Rankings, a follow-up on the first survey in 2020, asked over 37,000 students at 159 top-ranked U.S. colleges and universities to share their views about free speech on campus. Published by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, RealClearEducation and College Pulse, the results show freedom of expression on campus remains a pressing concern. Not only do 66 percent of students say it is acceptable to shout down a speaker to prevent them from speaking on campus, that result is up four percentage points from last year. Another key finding is that nearly one in four students say it’s acceptable to use violence to stop a campus speech — up 5 percent over last year’s survey — with some elite colleges bringing that figure to as high as one in three students accepting of such violence.

Underscoring these findings, more students are keeping their mouths’ shut, even during a year when most campus activities and instruction moved online.

Eighty percent of students reported that they self-censor viewpoints at least some of the time on campus, and another one-fifth of students reported that they do it quite often.
There is something very wrong with education in this country. This kind of thinking and behavior was never allowed and should never have been allowed. It is pretty clear that it will not stop until administrators and faculty kick these kind of students out of the schools and universities and start again by emphasizing civility. Those that like violence and hating their enemies to death can just stick to antifag and BLM where they like an unfair fight as long as they hold the weapons and outnumber the people they are hating on.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

CLEAR AND SIMPLE AS THE TRUTH

I'm beginning to think stupidity and ignorance are highly contagious.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

STUPID AND REALLY REALLY STUPID

I have to admit I laughed out loud when I started reading about the CO2 gas shortage leading to an immediate and drastic crisis in the United Kingdom. You can find some of the background here. I have excerpted a few funny quotes:

Ministers are desperately trying to persuade the millionaire boss of a US fertiliser firm that produces 60 per cent of the UK's CO2 to restart production.

CF Industries, one of the biggest fertiliser businesses in the world, shut its two plants in Teesside and Cheshire after a large surge in gas prices meant continued production wouldn't be profitable.

"The plants produce 60 per cent of the UK's carbon dioxide with the decision to close them blamed for plunging Britain into a CO2 crisis set to decimate the food industry, leading to animals having to be culled and supermarket shelves being empty."

That's funny right there. The owner shut down production because the idiot government let the price of gas go up just a little bit.
It takes really stupid people to destroy an entire national economy over a completely fake manmade fictional tale of woe. It's not just the British policy elite, we got our own morons in government.

"Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng is now holding fresh talks with CF Industries millionaire chief executive Tony Will, 55, in an attempt to persuade him to restart production.

Mr Kwarteng says No10 is considering 'temporarily' subsidising the company to get CO2 production back up and is 'very hopeful' a deal can be done soon.

However, he admitted 'it may come at some cost' after Mr Will is thought to have been unconvinced by the government's offers at an initial meeting on Sunday.

News that CF Industries controls so much of the UK's CO2 supply has prompted fury and disbelief from food industry bosses.

Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland, said yesterday: 'The thing that has shocked me is that 60% of [CO2] production is concentrated in two factories which are both owned by a foreign business.

'This is something that's clearly critical to national security - not just food but also healthcare as well. So it seems quite perplexing that it's at the whim of a private enterprise in terms of whether it's profitable or not and therefore whether they produce the stuff or not.'"

If the ministers were serious about getting the business restarted during the cost crisis all they have to do is offer the company energy at exactly the price it was before it went all pear shaped. I can't imagine any businessman turning that kind of offer down and it's fascinating that in this case, as in most others, the national authority can no longer appeal to the patriotism of the business class since they are rarely patriotic these days and with little reason to be so.

SUICIDE THEN

I caught this item from Ken Burns today who quoted a January 1838 speech by Abraham Lincoln.
It looks very much to me like successive American governments have opted for American suicide. There really can be no other explanation for continuing to let in an unending flood of economic migrants who have no skills at all and instantly go on the dole and turn to crime and get resettled all across small town and small city America. We have all the ignorant criminals we can handle and more every day turned out by our public schools unable to read, write, perform the simplest math and as ignorant of civics and history as a stone. No wonder we have morons clamoring about mythical made up crap like man made global warming and hating nuclear power at the same time. This isn't going to end well. Those apocalyptic movies from the 70s are looking more and more likely to come about.

THE RED CROSS WANTS ME

I received an urgent plea from the Red Cross to give blood. They declared that all donors must of course wear a face mask during the donation for the safety that's in it. It's an interesting take on risk management that something as useless as a paper mask is required but yet they are working day and night to eliminate all barriers to gay men donating blood and are therefore accepting whatever risks there are that some poor recipient downstream could get HIV contaminated blood. It makes for really weird reading as they blend pure ignorance and imbecility with a plea that also explains that they're taking steps to keep everyone safe.

I'll go back to my normal donation cycle when they return to normal and put behind them this ongoing idiocy about a disease so dangerous one has to get tested to know if one has it.