Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Interesting stuff from the blogosphere

I have just gotten home from work at my primary job, the secondary one I won't have to worry about for a couple of days yet, and so I got inside, locked up, popped on some SiriusXM on the Fire TV, and decided to see what is new and interesting on the various blogs.

This first one from TL Davis via WRSA makes some interesting reading, and offers an tantalizing idea on how to do some creative 'monkey-wrenching'.  Equally interesting were the comments on WRSA both praising and condemning the idea.  Aesop's own reply runs parallel to this, and just goes to show what may occur when you push people past their limits.

Over at one of my favorite author's blogs, Mad Mike himself does the voice of (correct) reason which would be worth reading to help formulate your own responses to the rabid liberals that seem to just want to be so pedantic and venal to others.

At another favorite author's blog, Peter offers up some of his excellent wisdom and commentary on such things as politics, D&D spells, and the potential dangers of slingshots.  Go check it out, and while you're at it, if you haven't already done so, scoot over to Amazon via his page links and check out some of his books...you can thank me later, just make sure to thank him after you finished reading!

On the real conservative side, The Thinking Housewife provides some interesting commentary on current events, with some reminiscing about the good old days (the 1940's through the 1950's), with a very Catholic view.  While I do not hold with some of the items on there, it is still worth viewing just to get a wider viewpoint on certain things.  I try not to limit myself on finding out information, as getting a variety of opinions does help me understand a specific issue better, and not force myself to only consider 'one' point of view on a subject.

In a similar vein, Ann Barnhardt (the woman who achieved notoriety by literally inviting potential jihidists to come to her residence where she will wait with her pink AR carbine in hand to send them to their reward), has some interesting things to say, especially about Pope Francis, who is seen by some Catholics as an anti-pope.  Never a dull moment there!

Finally, for some great laughs, nothing IMHO beats looking at Kenny's blog.  Just be aware, a lot of the content may be NSFW, so use caution if you're at work.  Just sayin' ;-)

Now it is close to my bedtime, and as soon as the dryer is finished with my laundry I am off to bed.

Stay safe, everyone!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Post-election thoughts

I apologize for being away for so long, but sometimes life just intrudes too much to give me time to post my random crazy thoughts on here.  Now that things seem to have stabilized I hope to have more time to do so.

And so here we go...

The midterm elections were as always very entertaining to watch, and while somewhat disappointed in the outcome, I hope now that things will be less contentious between the despicable D's and the rotten R's....but I'm not holding my breath.

I expect more shenanigans to ensue with the D's trying to slow down the Donald's administration with threats of investigations and possible impeachment proceedings to liven up the last two years of the first term.  Meanwhile, the administration along with the Senate can take advantage of getting more conservative judges appointed to help act as a firebreak against most of the most odious proposals being bounced about.

Locally, the congressional delegation and the state governorship have now gone blue.  Expect more crazy crap to come at the expense of the rural counties here which are still pretty solid red.

I'll say this much: 2019 is going to start off real interesting ;-)

More to come later.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Checking in

Too much fun stuff has been happening of late.

First, I just finished hosting a nice lady whom some would call a 'shirt-tail relative'.  In actuality, she is my great-nephew's maternal grandmother, and she has just spent a week out here staying with me to get away for awhile.  She is now back home and overall it was a nice visit.

Second, the heat is definitely on (h/t to the late great Glenn Frey):

Currently we are under an excessive heat warning until tonight, but word is temps will be back to pushing 110's or better next week.  Ah yes, summer in Sin City.  

Could be worse I suppose...I'm lucky I'm not in Phoenix.  Or even Laughlin ;-)

Or even worse: Death Valley (screengrab from NWS)

So in the meantime I am trying my best to stay cool and comfy, or relatively so.  Usually after a week or so of 110+ temps it usually settles down to the usual 100s during the day.  Then next month of course I have to brace myself for the monsoonal flow leftovers coming up from Arizona and New Mexico that will make things sticky and hot.  By now I am used to it but it's never easy.

Finally, I bring you as a kind of a teaser preview before Peter's wonderful Sunday music selections, some interesting music vids courtesy of the Danish National Orchestra.  They provide a nice take of movie themes from the classic spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone

And, being a Trekkie at heart, they also did a suite of Star Trek themes:

Am chilling at work for now, prepping myself for a long marathon session of work for tonight through tomorrow.  Hopefully more to come later.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Some funny stuff overheard on the police band

(h/t to CWBChicago.com)

10:33PM — Up at Montrose Beach:
Dispatcher: “I’ve got a ticket for a female trying to carry her heavy-set intoxicated friend to a car. Can I get a code for that?”
Sergeant: “Yeah…She needs to start working out or get better friends.”


Monday, April 2, 2018

A good treatise on 'liberals' from Mad Mike (warning - may be NSFW)

This is excerpted from Michael Z. Williamson's blog:

First, we need to define the term "liberal." The modern American "liberal" is nothing like the classical liberal of the 19th Century, who gave us most of modern civilization, nor even the anti-statist liberals of the 60s, who were well-intentioned if a bit naive.
The modern American "liberal" is a statist cocksucker who cannot tolerate even the existence of dissent.  They claim to be "tolerant," but a quick discussion will lead to them admitting they don't have to tolerate those hatey haters who hate, which is anyone they disagree with, even if the facts conclusively support the other party.  They are a cancer on society and, as in several past societies, at some point they will have to be exterminated.
Strong words?  These are the people who will riot and shut down a campus to avoid even the presence of a gay man they disagree with.  It wouldn't be a problem if they simply refused to attend, and thereby maintained their ignorance (a valued liberal trait).  No, the very existence of a speaker who they've never actually heard, but have been told by their collective will say things they disagree with, is unacceptable.
This behavior is not "liberal."  It's just like when the USSR claimed to be a "Democratic republic."

Check out the rest on his blog page.  Then read his other entries.  And while you're at it, buy some of his books, they're great!

(Yes that was a shameful plug...I just love his wit and writing ability)

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