Saturday, November 17, 2018

DOCTORS SPEAKING OUT

I noticed this last week that there was an issue concerning the NRA challenging doctors and the AMA to stay in their own lane and stop trying to abuse the Civil Rights we enjoy under the Constitution. The doctors claim to be outraged about gun violence because, guns.

The NRA should simply advise those in the medical profession who would deny us our Civil Rights to work harder to prevent the over 250,000 deaths every year attributed to medical practice. Guns are a pale shadow of the real killer we know as medical malpractice and maybe doctors should improve their house before attempting to overthrow our rights.

Honestly, when you look at all the so-called scientific studies just on food science that health experts got completely wrong, how can you believe anything they say? Why do we all accept that when we get a diagnosis, we should also get a second opinion? It's a common refrain in answer to a common problem which boils down to the fact that even highly educated and trained people can and do make mistakes.

I could see their point if I believed in the nanny state. If the AMA and doctors were sincere, they would also request a ban on all use of automobiles, buses, electricity, bicycles, swimming pools and beaches. Yet the only one that bothers them is the one that is Constitutionally protected.

Monday, November 12, 2018

FOUND IT BRIG

It was right there.

WHO KNEW

It was wear a silly hat day.

Not me. I only wear them to keep the sun off or hide bedhead.


MACRON IS TOTAL COMPLETE UTTER IDIOT

Macron delivered a stinging indictment of nationalism in a 20-minute speech and called on leaders to learn the lessons of the past.
"Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism," he said.
"By saying our interests come first and others don't matter we are erasing what makes a nation precious, what makes it live, what makes it great and most importantly of all, its moral values."
You stupid flaming idiot, what part of France died at Verdun in a display of nationalism and the fact that you lost sight of it does sit in your favor? You represent France, not Congo or Egypt or Libya. What part of that escaped your refined european sense of being.

A COMPLETE AND UTTER TWIT

Where exactly was it spelled out that we had to lose our countries?

Oddly enough, to wish that your country survives is not racism or fascism.

I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU

Acosta lost sight of his professionalism is the news and the truth.

When his network rushed to conceal it, you screwed us out of the truth.

And the facts are, he was a little bitch.

And doesn't SNL try to make it look like Trump was the dopey one.

As Pat Healey used to say, Jim, your position has been established.



SLEEP NEVER CLAIMED ME

I don't fall asleep. I have to reach out to grasp it and I seldom do. It's elusive to get there. Once asleep it is hard for me to give it up. I'm something of a night owl although the only thing to fly through my window and bite me was a bat. Perhaps I'm a nightbat.


Sunday, November 11, 2018

OUR SOCIAL COMPACT

It’s a point Ace of Spades has been making lately:

Either we have a two-way social compact or we have no social compact at all, and it’s just pure Street Power and vigilantism and vengeance raids.

I very carefully buried our social compact in my backyard before I left California.

ROTTING GOOGLE

It made it hard to find. Real hard. I wanted the fab 5

Close your eyes, look up and listen.

ON CARRYING A GUN

I used to carry but it was in its holster by my side and for use on the enemy should he come calling and outside these United States of America.

I never carried at home in these United States and perhaps my reasons were selfish. I did not ever want to be the subject of a law suit and just about every use of a gun that leaves a living corpse ends in a lawsuit.

People I know carry and I have no problems with that. What I figured to do was to avoid going to those places that made carry a practical and necessary form of dress. I just don't go to any place that I think will feature armed killers. This is somewhat harder to do now that schools, colleges and theaters are such places.

I am also, now, 29 years older than I ever thought I would be. I have, by and large, done what I came to do and if the exit is shown via a gun wielded by an enemy, that's not really anything new for me. I so don't want to lose my mind and slip into dementia and senility. I watch in quiet despair as the smartest man I ever knew slips away moment by moment. He was the smartest man I ever knew and taught quantum physics at West Point in a gap year after getting his Masters Degree and building a nuclear reactor in a swimming pool as a break from fighting the war in Vietnam.

OTGH, I almost always carry a locking blade knife whenever I leave the house. As the reader can see, closing in for a kill in a terminal attack is still an option. Short of a shot to the head, I figure I can reach or die trying.

BECAUSE CAT


Blatantly stolen from Ace.



A MARVEL OF A TALE

Take a minute to read about the destroyer of the universe at the mouse killer.

WHEN THE GUNS FINALLY FELL SILENT

Today is that day that ended the Great War, although yanks fought on for another year or two for no reason in Russia in the long forgotten war. I like how wikipedia still maintains the fiction that President Wilson was the one making decisions long after his brain had died and his wife Edith ran the United States as one of our unelected presidents.


It is also my mother's birthday.

IT IS VERY HARD TO WATCH, SO WATCH IT ALL

There were people I never would have let hold a rifle in the field and that was my last 19 years in the Navy where we carried rifles. Given the opportunity to leave behind the useless and dangerous, I did, every single time. My wars were kind of come as you want affairs. I really truly didn't want the ones who didn't know how to shoot with me and so I didn't bring them to my little wars. I could be choosy back then.

Still, this is a date that lives forever just as 7 December does. If you have the time, watch the video to the end. On my first ship, I did have one of those guys who crossdecked to be on LaSalle. He maybe had an IQ of 80. As my CHENG used to say, "You have the smartest and dumbest sailors in your division." I used to respond, with it was "A" division. We're auxiliaries. We sort of make things happen everywhere else.

A PLUCKY LITTLE BEAR

A plucky little bear.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

WHY NOT

A BIT OF STRIFE AND DAMMIT

Wanta do a trillion dollar damage to America?

Build a fire and let it get out of control in California.

That's what illegals do.

Used to live there for 30 odd years. I used to drive this road, a lot.


OOPS, MEANT TO POST THIS, AGAIN

Friday, November 9, 2018

AN OLD FAVORITE

I had the good fortune in the Navy to work for and with many men of outstanding wit and character. One of the best was Wild Bill Snyder. He was the one that told the story of himself at a younger age and mind you, when I worked for him he was nought but a Lieutenant Commander, so a pipsqueak in these rarefied times.

He was in a billet, chief engineer of steam, that used to be what they call a spot promotion because hard. His old destroyer was in company with a brand new cruiser fresh out of the shipyard and due to commence its full speed trial. The insolent cruiser captain sent, via a flashlight, an insulting message to the ancient destroyer telling it to try to remain within visual signalling range and set about its full speed trial.

Both ships raced to the horizon except that the cruiser suffered a crippling engineering casualty. The ancient destroyer kept blasting along until at the very horizon sent back a flashlight message of its own to the crippled cruiser.

"Slowing down to remain within visual signalling range."

A ship's captain of any rank used to have joy in getting underway. Not sure if it remains the same today.

DON'T TELL ANYONE

I reread old books, all the time.

Places and time. I store memory by both because we moved a lot. This time of year, I recall, sitting on the floor, legs crisscross, as my daughter would have it, listening as my father read aloud, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe.

I haven't been back to Narnia in decades but it was always a friendly harbor when i was young.

PUT THE SHIP THERE

The Sweep was my fourth ship. I was taut early on (yes yes, I know how to spell taught but what the hell?) My first day, the CO confirms my letters of Officer of the Deck which also means Con and hands me the deck while telling me to snuggle up to that bouy, number 5, as I recall. He comes back up from Combat and tells me no. What I need to do is have the ship embrace that buoy in the San Diego Ship channel while he and they initialize the GPS hunting 3M nav system from Hell.

Snuggle up we did. One of the things I can do well is drive a ship. When the skipper came back up out of Combat and asked where was the buoy, it was enough to point, down.

When the big movers got underway, outbound we didn't play. We'd leave the channel to the carriers and LPH and LHA. Those things are really dangerous.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

TRAPPED LIKE A RAT IN A TRAP

From the instapundit. Talking Obama.

He’s the bride at every funeral and the corpse at every wedding.

MODERN ENGLISH

Oh, yeah, I'll stop the world for you.

You know who you are.

PICNIC KNIVES

Our cars are full of them.

I would be happy to serve as a juror in any case involving anti-fa or baseball bats against the fascist thugs the press calls ant-fa. I would let anybody who beat them to death with a bat or hammer off.

Because, justice.

SWINGING ON THE GATE

I missed this decade. I was there but, not quite, but I see our elite are still fulling hoping for Stalin.