Tuesday, September 20, 2022

I KNOW IT LOOKS LIKE EMCON

 I have been both reading and writing here and there since my last post and for many of the posts before that one. Blogger is being a pain which disturbs the muse a little bit but I also find that I'm likely repeating the words of others and that was never the intent of this blog. It was in its original intent to communicate with my little pilot and after a number of years the other channels are finally open. Hallelujah!!!. 

That said, blogger is being a pain these days in every aspect. It's like they're trying to cut back on the number of free thinkers using their resources to communicate our thoughts outside the bounds of accepted and censored speech. I haven't made the jump to Trump's new locale or Gab or even substack as yet. I may in the future as the politics heat up a little more. I find that I can get what I can consider reliable news and information from the usual sources on the right plus the ones I don't list but go to every day: Instapundit and Daily Mail UK and voxday.

By the accounts I read every day it looks like the world is descending into a darkness it may not climb out of intact. Just how did the West's leaders all decide that the thing to do in a no account Balkan pissing contest was to slit their own throats in so far as Energy, Food, Fertilizer, Minerals and gut their industries to the very breaking point and beyond? How did America seemingly elect an idiot who was always an idiot but is now a senile idiot repudiated by his own White House staff every single time he speaks in public and declares that the US will support Taiwan militarily in the event of a Chinese invasion and that the COVID pandemic is OVER and that he can with the swipe of drool and a pen sign away a trillion $ in student loans and lay them on the backs of the working class who never went to college? 

What happened? Well I know. The communists won the long march thru the institutions and they own/control higher education, K-12 education, libraries, most foundations, NPR, PBS, all other broadcast media, the NYT and most newspapers and now they have slowly been replaced in each by the deviants who believe child grooming is the path to the future of America and the World.

Why does the FBI and the DOJ do nothing about the people that actually banged the underage girls at Epstein's island resort? Why do they do nothing about Hunter's laptop? Why do they persist in this stupid vendetta against Trump. Investigated now by everyone who loathes, hates and despises him for 7 years and impeached twice and the STUPID FUCKTARDS have been unable to pin anything on him but they hate him twice as much as they did yesterday and half as much as they will tomorrow.

Things are falling apart in the Blue cities and nobody seems to care or notice. The border isn't there anymore and the libtards react as if somebody dropped a live rattle snake in their lap when a tiny handful of illegals show up in Martha's Vineyard. 

 Go volunteer to be an election worker and supervise the vote. It's important.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

SENSE THE IRONY

 The FBI tracked down the CEO of MyPillow in an Arby's drive thru while he was enroute home from a hunting trip and showed a search warrant authorizing them to seize his cellphone. He was permitted to call his  lawyer who told him to comply even though.....well, read the story.

Two lessons and thus the irony.

1. The FBI tracked him by his cell phone

2. You should always carry 2 cellphones in your car or at home. I mean, what else do you do with the old cell phone?

Friday, September 9, 2022

EUROPEANS BEING STUPID BEYOND REASON, AGAIN

 Ignorant stupid dangerous idiots. God! Just leave it to the Germans. They have been destroying civilization for 700 years.

What the hell is it with Germans and Europeans who compound stupidity and mindless insane policy every time we turn our back on them? Continental wide European war starting again in 4, 3, 2, 1



THE LOST

 One of the things I lost in the bonfire of my life was my copy of Kant's book. I could replace it easily enough but for many years I had used the title page, author page, publisher's page as a place to jot down my own philosophy as it came to me. These started to accumulate on the train from DC to URI. I might ask Chaplain Harvey if he kept them and would send them to me as he has done with many old things I cast off when I was in despair.

What are the odds that any religious being would keep my copy of On the Beautiful and the Sublime? 

I sense a very definite NO out of Texas.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

ENGLAND HAS A KING AGAIN

 If I was Europe, I'd be afraid now.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

ON THINGS

 The feds ran amok at Mar a Lago to haul out the former Presidents stuff. I was having a conversation wtih a retired flag officer and it called to mind the other ones that I knew well. After the 3rd Fleet commander retired he kept on coming back to  the headquarters there on Point Loma and going into the office they kept for him for a number of months, He was my old XO and one of the best officers I ever knew. i learned that like my father, he kept coming in to the office and was simply going through his files. Almost all of them were classified, some were SCI compartmented information and it took the only man allowed to read the file to shred it or return it. My dad spent months after retired from his final job going through the filing cabinets in his basement office and shredding all the ones that were proprietary. VADM Costello was essentially doing the same thing for months after he retired.

That President Trump took documents out of the office that needed to be destroyed, I don't question. At that point each needed to be examined by the holder and either refiled or destroyed. Anybody with even a grain of sense knows how that works and that it takes time.

I know, I can hear the twit saying, "well they weren't his files and he should have left them" and yet the answer is pretty basic. "They were his files."

I just want to say that the same thing does not apply to the Secretary of State. The top secret stuff she had off the nsanet was never hers, didn't belong to her and should not have been in her house. Presidents, for all that they always appear to have  a clean desk have to actually SIGN document for them to take effect.

GERMANY CALLED TODAY

 They said they wanted back their weapons. This was a stupid article and not well written. I am almost forced to dig up a copy now of Red Storm Rising and I owe my girl a copy of Das Boot but how do people just put out nonsense like this?

As we are seeing today, without US you only get one chance to stay free and independent. And we also shipped most of our weapons to Ukraine and aren't building anymore because. All those countries like France who used to rely on the bedrock of the US military fighting for their freedom should start to think about what post-Trump really means for them and invest in all those hateful weapons dealers industries. This hasn't been the 20th century for over 22 years and there is nobody in America that would shed a single red corpuscle to bail any country in Europe out of the deep hole it has dug with such smugness and pronounced hatred for America for the last 80 years.

The last time I looked the 173rd Airborne was in Aviano but that was 13 years ago. They might well have left. But that's OK Europe because there will never be another war in Europe.

INDIA CALLED TODAY AND TOLD ME TO FUCK OFF

 I have actually found it rare to piss off  the India call center so thoroughly that he screams at me to hang up. So, it was by all measures, a good day.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA

 Sorry, that was from a movie I watched

What is going on in Europe? When did all Europeans turn totally stupid?

They actually write serious article now slamming Russia for NordvStream slowdowns delivering gas to Europe while at the same exact time hectoring those belligerent Russian bastards for being all bastardy and stuff and then turn right back around to complain about the Russians withholding fuel from poor shivering Europe. I remember when the Btis totally lost their  minds after CORPORATE but now all of Europe has wandered into the land dazed and confused and without a clue how stupid they sound.

Putin totally has them by their dangly bits but Europeans seem not to notice. It might have something to do with all the women in government in Europe. Yes, you know you thought the same thing, You know you did. You wondered what kind of idiotic jackasses could bring about 1914 again with the special level of stupid malevolence and twisted evil hate.

 Now you know.

As you read on you will see the young lady under who's picture lie the words, The German State is prepared to fight to the last Ukrainian. We have done it before and will do it again!!!

European officials blame Russia for Nord Stream troubles

Moscow’s ‘cynicism,’ not EU sanctions, is to blame for the pipeline drying up, they say
European officials blame Russia for Nord Stream troubles

Russia is deliberately sabotaging the Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline to spite the EU, European officials have claimed, questioning Moscow’s explanation for an indefinite delay in restoring service.

State-owned energy giant Gazprom informed its European customers on Saturday that it could not safely resume operations until it had fixed “oil leaks” discovered in a major turbine during a maintenance operation.

Nord Stream was set to come back online just after midnight Saturday morning after three days of maintenance. The leaks, reportedly affecting “cables connected to speed meters of a rotor,” were discovered during a technical inspection with the turbine’s German manufacturer Siemens. Moscow had earlier warned that the pipeline’s operation was threatened by sanctions, which had created a shortage of spare parts.

However, Siemens argued the company had alternate turbines at the compressor station where the leak had been discovered and could use one of those in case of a real emergency. “Such leaks do not normally affect the operation of a turbine and can be sealed on site,” they claimed.

European Commission spokesman Charles Michel condemned what he called Russia’s “use of gas as a weapon,” declaring it would not “change the resolve of the EU” as the bloc works toward “energy independence.”

Commission press service chief Eric Mamer slammed the “fallacious pretenses” he claimed Gazprom had used to shut down the pipeline, holding it up as proof of both their “cynicism” and their “unreliability as a supplier” and suggesting Moscow “prefer[red] to flare gas instead of honoring contracts.” 

German parliamentary foreign affairs committee chair Michael Roth denounced the shutdown as “part of Russia’s psychological war against us” and accused President Vladimir Putin of “violat[ing] contracts without scruples….even at the expense of his own economic interests.” 

German gas regulator Bundesnetzagentur’s president Klaus Mueller warned Germans that it was “down to each and everyone” to conserve resources in the absence of Russian gas.

The G7 countries agreed on Friday to a price cap for Russian oil, vowing not to provide insurance or other forms of financing to any ship carrying Russian oil above that price, which has yet to be decided, but which participants hope to have put in place by February. Despite several rounds of harsh sanctions, Moscow has made £600 million more from oil sales in June than it did the previous month thanks to soaring energy prices threatening to plunge all of Europe into a depression.

A second natural gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, was completed earlier this year and could alleviate much of the suffering caused by the slowdown at Nord Stream 1, but it has never been put into service due to sanctions.

Friday, September 2, 2022

J R R R

 I think Amazon did this, I couldn't possibly comment,

Black elves, black hobbitses, and black dwarfs. Checkmate, racists!

HEY YOU

 Go see Bullet Train. We think you'd like it.

GOT THE SIDE, READ 2010

I miss Lex but there was a wonderful person there too.

The air show is this weekend.  I remember Lex.

Yeah, I'm looking back at the 2010 blog there on the side bar and yeah, I hear the jets turning over the city.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

JUST IMAGE

 I was going to title this Just Imagine but changed my mind. However, just imagine you could pick any of 100,000,000 raving leftist loonies to be the national image of your party and you decided to pick this moron. How would that feel? What does this idiot convey? Why choose some idiot so out of touch with Americans that they would be justified in thinking you think all of them are stupid morons? Damn these questions!!!! Am I supposed to speak for all that? Well, yeah, this is the moron and stupid idiot they chose to be the face of the White House that brought us the debacle in Afghanistan and our southern border and gasoline and diesel prices lifting off. This idiot.

Why do Americans put up with this level of stupid and disdain in our public servants?


INTERSTATE DISASTERS AND STUFF

For over 40 years I have kept books in the trunk of my car. Just a handful that I can try to reread. I liked Anton Myer's Once an Eagle so it's there. I can read all 1200 pages (or skip lightly) over again in the daylight. Ditto Earth by David Brin (unlikely) I totally didn't get it the first time. But, there are many others! Running to thousands of pages, and kindles with a thousand books on them.... I'm ready.

I am prepared to spend up to a week on the side of the road while the nebs nebbish and the police measure angles with a spectrometer and a whistle.

 Perhaps it is time to republish the Rules of the Universe. 

My favorite one is:

if you are ready, the universe isn't. It abides. It lurks. It waits....until you are unready.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

REMEMBER THE BONNE HOMME RICHARD?

 England's flagship set sail for the Americas to embrace a loadout and training with the F-35B fighters and made it a good 5 miles into its Trans-Atlantic crossing 5 years after commissioning and came to a sudden and abrupt stop due, as the Admiral claimed to some sort of problem with one of the shafts. Shafts don't come to a sudden and ignominious end. They have little telltale warnings that any engineer can see and stay on top of. Let's go over some of the obvious ones.

1) shaft somehow got bent--never happens unless ship is in extended dry dock.

2) shaft bearing wiped-- easy fix, add some babbit, smooth, and roll on.

3) shaft seal--those are mostly embraced by the design and construction, easy fix= inflate shaft collar.

4) reduction gear--somebody bypassed armory type locks and threw metal in the reduction gear

4 is the killer. The first three you can fix in the middle of the Indian Ocean in 2 days. Reduction gear destruction by throwing Craftsman type tools on top of the reduction gear need a dry dock and months of repair as the shipyard cuts open the hull of the ship and every space between the reduction gears and the atmosphere outside the ship to embrace pulling the ruined gears out and replacing them.

Guess what? There are no "replacements" they have to be built from a cold standing start. That is why the reduction gear covers are locked with the same exact sort of locks that we use to lock up armories and weapons magazines. High Security!

One of the features of multi-culti is how it embraces the disaffected and God DAMN anyone who questions why people who could not pass a nuclear weapons access background investigation are allowed to destroy billion dollar warships with a wrench or a bic lighter.

You see, the thing is, in every particular case, people saw it coming but could do nothing because 'woke' attitudes rule and commonsense is not allowed, encouraged or tolerated. I think the last time I saw it was 1984 when I was legal officer on the Middle East Force Flagship and the Chief Engineer put his foot down and told the CO that none of the 11 firemen or petty officers who popped positive for drugs and were disciplined by the CO at Captain's Mast would be allowed access to the engine rooms until they were put on a plane and sent home and he didn't care if it took him to 50% manning. He'd been there before. He wasn't going to allow them to sabotage his engines which any fool or criminal could do.

If the Prince of Wales suffered reduction gear damage, it's going into dry-dock for a year or more. You see, the thing that none of us CHENGs ever gave any real thought to was that our Chiefs, LPOs and supervisors would tolerate a disaffected punk who could take a couple minutes with a hacksaw and file away industriously on a high security hasp lock a few minutes every watch until it parted under the continuous illicit filing and the bad guys gained access to the reduction gear oil sump because those locks get opened once or at most twice a year for the CHENG to shine a light in them and roll the reduction gear to look for signs of wear, gear lash, etc.

When those ports are opened the old Maintenance Requirement was the CHENG personally checking the gears with all devices and insignia removed and any tools wired so they could not fall into the sump. We regarded it as a major undertaking because it was a killer inspection in all respects.

AND ON THAT NOTE (see below)

 I have followed this path to the clearing at the end where the Supreme Court of Ohio has spoken. It goes without saying that I supported the Gibson family throughout in their clash with the woke fucks at Oberlin who never saw any reason to not perceive those that they personally regarded as the enemy as scum and lesser beings not entitled to fair and just treatment. We drove out to Oberlin a couple years ago to simply shop at Gibson's.

 Oberlin is a nice enough place but they allowed the impenetrable hate of woke leftism to enter, abide, accrete power and rule the place. I consider it to be almost a model of Mordor. The 'woke' simply refuse to accept any limits on their power to enforce rules on society that don't involve the complete and total destruction, humiliation and annihilation of their enemies.     

Well, the School gets to pay $36 million dollars to the Gibson family because 'woke' administrative staff threw all propriety and thought out the window and launched a vicious and racist attack on the blameless bakery.

Do you think the rest of the 'woke' will learn a lesson from that? Yeah, me neither.   

TWO MEN

Two men encompassed the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Ronald Reagan could not have accomplished the peaceful end without the grounded Russian realist who saw very clearly what the future held if the Cold War went on.  Mikhail Gorbachev must have seen not just the hand writing on the wall but the oceans of blood if the War went on as the Soviet Unions red star faded into the mist. He accepted reality. Most of his ilk refused to even consider it much less embrace it and wriggle it to the best possible outcome.

One can almost see the hand of fate, or God, in each of the worlds two options reaching the pinnacle of leadership at the same moment together to end the Proxy Wars of the 20th century and open the Iron Curtain to the West and the forces of Capitalism before Globalism tore most of it all down again. In Reagan we had a statesman of the ages. I don't doubt that he'll rank high on the list of such men even a thousand years from now and the bitter school of hard learning must acknowledge that without a man just exactly like Mikhail Gorbachev it would not  have mattered at all what Reagan did. A lot of men always refuse to accept defeat. in Gorbachev we found a man who could.

A lot of the world is recoiling from Globalism and rightly so. It is a deadly philosophy that holds all men hostage by declaring them useless and insignificant. Perhaps. In people such as Tesla I find some hope that not all will proceed down the "enlightened path" of global socialism with the human face provided by the likes of Schwab, Soros and Zuckerberg. Worst comes to worse, none of them actually realize how deep the Spirite of America flows; not just here but everywhere it has reached over the long decades since the founding of the first true Republic since the fall of the Roman Republic.

Into every generation is born the seeds of disaffection of the previous one and my God do the current generation have much to feel great disaffection for since they have born the brunt of the stupidity of the class war, the race war and the gender wars all stirred up by the evil people who embrace all such wars in the name of equity. As most any of the disenfranchised ignored and downtrodden know to their bones, your equity sacrificed equality before the law and in all things in the name of endless war.

Don't worry groomers, they're going to tear you to pieces when they reach their majority and it may look a little more like Europe in 1912 then what you may even think is possible. You have divided them up by arbitrary and stupid rules of "equity" and they will turn those around on you so fast you won't even see it coming.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

IF DARKNESS FALLS

 As I read this earlier tonight I was struck by the counter-terrorism I engaged in for 30 years. I wonder if you see it like I do.  Let us try an experiment. What part of this terrifies you?

Do you see it there? It's right there in front of you.

Remember when terrorist scumbags entered pharmacies and poisoned the old Tylenol bottles? Think what the true killers could do if they decided to simply inject fentanyl in your daily supermarket purchases. It doesn't take very much.

ONE TON OF FENTANYL SEIZED ON THE BORDER IN JULY. A ton of death that could kill more people then actually live in America.

So the drug dealers  cut their drugs with it but that's just the drug dealers. What about all the other things real killers could do with it?

How do you feel about securing the border now? You should ask your Congressman what plans he/she has for keeping all of us safe from this kind of random murder.

I used to commute to Korea monthly or more often. I remember the department stores had shopgirls at every single food stand to make sure you had a pleasant and rewarding shopping experience. Look! Full employment as we deploy people to keep our food in grocery stores safe because our politicians will not secure our borders. They have plenty of money and resources to try to secure the borders in Ukraine but none for us. We don't count.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

AND NOWHERE A PEEP FROM THE SHEEP

 Interesting articles today from both The Atlantic, again and Zero Hedge . They're both interesting and tell the story of things in a way calculated to make you wonder. The article by The Atlantic strikes home because, well, it's where I live.

When all else fails, when no amount of made up facts, fake argument or holding their breath until they turn blue works, the liberals always opt to censor speech that they disagree with. They're kind of hateful that way. What really makes them suck is that they feel so brave and adventurous when they're out there swinging the clubs bashing the people who choose to speak up and disagree with them.

Then there was this:
 

 There was no mention anywhere in the article about the cost that ordinary Europeans are going to pay for their future because why bother? They could end their sanctions on Russia tomorrow and find their energy prices slashed all the way back to the normal levels and LEARN FROM IT!!!!! Or they may continue on like little lambs to the slaughter. No mention either of course about the plastic manufacturers that must shut down because they won't be able to afford the energy costs and thus the loss of packaged meat and vegetable sales in the markets since without plastic there is little left to buy outside the farmers markets and we see where the Dutch government wants to bury their farmers. Right up their with New York in their disdain for the working class.

It's a great pity that nobody warned all those Jews living in the East that Germany meant to exterminate all of them too and not restrict themselves to the German Jews. Do you think we should warn the Republicans that remain in New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts? I love Rhode Island but I doubt there are more than 4 Republicans in that place.

Friday, August 26, 2022

DREAD READING

 In an interesting piece at Vox the author rabbitted on and on about the poor black man who was apparently malrepresented by counsel during his murder trial. The author goes on to describe all kinds of reasons the current Supreme Court is wrong to not have supported the previoius Court's decision granting the murderer a chance at a new trial and outraged that the Texas court basically recapitulated the entire case and dismissed the previous Supreme Courts decision and resentenced the killer to death. What I found fascinating in the piece is that at no point did Vox ever say what crime the poor little bastard did that got him the death penalty in the first place. I had to look that up.

The other piece is at American Greatnesswritten by Lloyd Billingsly. It pretty much damns the FBI root and branch and Mike Pence for suggesting that those arguing that the FBI should be dissolved are wrong and just as wrong as those idiots that voted to defund the police. As Billingsly points out, Mike Pence could not be more wrong. 

Read it and weep and then ponder just what good the FBI is now? I mean, if I was on a jury and the prosecution decided to present evidence derived from FBI sources, labs, or personnel, I'd simply dismiss any such evidence as fabrications and lies. The FBI has wounded its credibility with me and those like me to death which is a shame. 

It is further damaging its credibility by going after Project Veritas.

I align with those who think that the entire thing should be retired and for those civil service bureaucrats who have the clout to maintain that they must be maintained on the public payroll long after they have lost the trust of the people, send them to a very plush log cabin somewhere on the North Slope in Alaska and let them practice their dark arts there with zero travel or discretionary funding.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

TIME TO READ IN CONGRESS ON TS DOCUMENT

 When I see ignorant leftists advance ignorance to new horizons I think it might be time for some member in each house to get up and read the whole Constitution and Bill of Rights into the Congressional record. They should not allow the profoundly ignorant idiots to blunder on in total ignorance.


Monday, August 22, 2022

THE CRAZY YEARS

 Robert Heinlein wrote about the Crazy Years in several of his books and stories. We seem to have slipped into the Crazy years starting about 10 years ago. Our voyage of the damned is accelerating all the time as we move further and further from reality and truth and in fact have agents dedicated to the destruction of both. In this article in the Washington Examiner we have the following paragraphs:

"Last week, Financial Times Associate Editor Edward Luce tweeted that Republicans are the most “dangerous” political force in the world, bar none. “I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world,” he said, and “I have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.” Former CIA Director Michael Hayden chimed in immediately and said, “I agree.”

This past Tuesday, Democrat adviser Kurt Bardella called all Republicans a “domestic terrorist cell.” MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross agreed and said there should be no distinction between Republicans and “right-wing extremists.” At the same time, Peter Wehner, a contributing writer for The Atlantic, likened the Republican Party to a “dagger pointed at the throat of American democracy.” All this while the FBI Director Christopher Wray added that any American flying the Gadsden — “Don’t Tread On Me” — flag is suspect of violent extremism."

What is remarkable about them is how the highest echelons of government hold all Republicans to be extremists. It's kind of like NPR reporters and news readers who cannot refer to anyone on the other side of the argument as anything but a "far right" or "far right extremist" when all they really mean is that the guy they are demeaning simply doesn't agree with their communist, socialist or Marxist point of view.

I think it's amusing that the oldest commissioned warship in the Navy is directed to fly the original US Navy jack flag. By order of the Secretary of the Navy all USN warships flew this jack after we launched into our War on Terrorism. It is now once again the prerogative of the oldest commissioned ship, USS BLUE RIDGE, flagship of the Commander, Seventh Fleet, based in Japan.

Hardly a bunch of extremists.



Saturday, August 20, 2022

UNEXPECTEDLY

 The military has been at war since I joined back in ‘83 and I find it hard to believe that it is possible to get promoted to 4 star general without ever serving in combat. Nevertheless, it seems to happen more frequently now that the 3 and 4 stars hand picked by Clinton and Obama have enjoyed free rein in selecting their replacements over the last 20 years. The Commander of Africa Command where the United States actually has zero strategic interests:


Thursday, August 18, 2022