Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gillette. Wow!

Have y'all seen the new Gillette commercial.  You know, the Gillette that makes razor blades?  Yeah, that Gillette.



It's all touchy-feely, with social justice crap.  Amazing.  And, if what I'm reading has any impact, it will bomb spectacularly.

Back in the old days, in the black-boot army, I'd travel to Knox during the summer to attend portions of the Armor Officer Advanced Course.  As reservists, we'd do two week portions.  I shared a BOQ room with an executive from Gillette.  (Can't remember his name.)  Nice guy,  Armor officer, and fully Gillette razors.  He'd pass them out, imploring us to use Gillette so that his children could have shoes and warm coats. 

I bet he wasn't in the room when Gillette adopted this piece of fuzzy SJW.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Paperwork

I turned in my formal notice of retirement today at the Sheriff's Office.

The secret is out.  I'm sure that the rumor mill will crank up shortly.

I'm not mad at anyone, I'm not upset.  I'm simply 65 years old and in the words of John Holliday, it's time to seek my amusement elsewhere.  It's been a good run, but it's over.  My last day of work will be March 28.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Meatloaf

But not your standard, boring meatloaf.  No, we have a bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed, smoked meatloaf. 



When I ran that hunk of meat into the smoker, it ran about seven pounds, with all the stuff we put ito that ground chuck.  After lunch, there is barely enough to make a sandwich. 

Meatloaf, it's good stuff done right

Friday, January 11, 2019

Jerry Miculek vs the Bump Stock

The bump stock is a fun toy, and I don't see what the problem is.  It's basically a way to turn money into noise, but a good person with an AR can outrun a bump stock.



Yeah, a bump stock is fun, but running an AR correctly is really fun.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Cooper's Craft

Strolling through the grocer's today, I happened to notice a bottle I had not seen previously.


At ~$19.00 a bottle, I dropped it in the basket.  When I got to a place where I could research it, I find that it is a release from Brown-Forman.  It's the first new whiskey they have released in several years and was named to celebrate their Coopers (the guys who make the barrels).

It's a 4-6 year whiskey, bottled at 82 proof.  I went to You Tube for a review and found onne at the Whiskey Vault.



This may be an interesting whiskey.  In the next few days, I'll crack the bottle and let you know.

UPDATE** Got home ad poured a dram, neat, in a highball glass.  Very nice whiskey.  Friendly,  simply, very good neat.  I'll have to try it with ice later.  (Sipping)  That is a lovely bourbon without a lot of complexity.  But, very nice.  It would make a nice beginners whiskey for drinking neat.

Technology

Here at work, the elevator is broken.  It seems that the circuit board fried itself and we're waiting on a replacement.  It's not generally a big deal, as the building is only two floors and most folks use the stairs anyway.

So, one of the tech guys asked about it, and I told him that the circuit board was fried.  Then I asked him why he didn't just build a new circuit board.  He looked at me like I was crazy.

"Yeah," I told him, "back in the Dark Ages, when I was in high school, we'd go down to Radio Shack, get a piece of circuit board plastic and build our own circuits.  We'd use wire, capacitors, resistors, and a solder iron.  We used to make simple radios from parts."

Low tech still works.  We don't know how long the elevator will be "down", but I'm sure that low tech could fix it.

Speaking of which:

Recently, my son and I were talking, and someone mentioned a common kitchen match.  Grandson, six years old, had no clue..  He's a smart kid, a whiz with his tablet, but he had no idea about proably the most important breakthrough in the history of the human condition.  Fire.  When man learned to harness fire, it was huge.  Everything else, all new technology flowed from that discovery.

Grandson now knows how to operate a standard kitchen match.  It's very low technology, but it works, and it's still a life-changing tool.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

The Pelosi Shutdown

It loos like Nancy owns the shutdown now  The President asked if she'd fund the Wall i exchange for an end to the shutdown, and Nancy said NO.  It looks like talking to Pelosi is a total waste of time, but I've figured that she's a total waste of oxygen.


I'm okay with it.

Thanks For Making The Point

It seems CBS decided to fact-check the President last night.
CBS reported, "Fact check: Number of women sexually assaulted on trip to border.
"CLAIM: The president claimed one in three women have been sexually assaulted traveling to the border.
"FACT CHECK: Between 60 percent and 80 percent of female migrants traveling through Mexico are raped along the way, Amnesty International estimates."
Hilarious. Who is in charge? Ralph Wiggums?
The President knew that he would be fact-checked.

I understand that CBS has since scrubbed this embarrassment.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

My Take

I didn't hear the speech tonight, but I kinda know what he said.  I was working at an event that actually made a difference.

But, got home and looking around over a whiskey, and I come to this stunning image.


Geez, those two are a bit skeevy, aren't they?  I'd hate to meet those two  in a dark alley (or or on a well-lighted freeway).  And, that's the face of the Democrat party today?

They have't talk us WHY they don't want the wall, they just want to rail against it.

Washington Said It First

History may not repeat itself, but it certainly rhymes. On this day in history,  I am reminded that President George Washington gave the very first state of the union address.  One of the points he wished to make.
Various considerations also render it expedient, that the terms on which foreigners may be admitted to the rights of Citizens, should be speedily ascertained by a uniform rule of naturalization. ...
Interesting that tonight President Trump is addressing the nation on immigration, and we're still talking about it as a nation.

That's Kind Of The Idea

 Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner's AR15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars.

That's kind of the idea.  Home invaders aren't looking for a fair fight.

I would probably have used a shotgun.  I'm just saying.