Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Plot Thickens

 Fox News is reporting that Trumps' former VP Mike Pence is expected to launch a campaign bid next week.

I like Pence. He has always struck me as an honorable, moral and ethical man.  Of course, I like Trump, and DeSantis, and Tim Scott.  However, there is room for only one nominee.

It's going to be a crowded field.  Trump seems to be the going-away favorite right now.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization

 Fox News is reporting that the BIden administration is giving grants to study the rise of white supremacy and far-right extremism.  Federal money.  Your tax dollars.

The watchdog group who found this outrage has published a report, detailing how your tax money is being spent to study how such organizations as Fox News, the NRA, and the Republican party are radicalizing us all.

The Department of Homeland Security is using this pyramid to define what a terrorist looks like.

Here’s How The 2023 Hurricane Season Will Go…

I like Ryan Hall.  I've been following him for a year or so and find that his forecasts are generally reliable.  How is the 2023 hurricane season going to stack up?  There ain't no telling.

Tell Me It Ain't So

 I was talking with a fried last week about motorcycles.  I haven't ridden in fifteen years, but I told him that if I decided to start riding again, I'd probably trot down to the dealer and find a clean, used Harley.

This morning I got up to surf the internet with my coffee and find that Harley Davidson has teamed up with Budweiser to release a limited edition Budweiser can.


This has to be one of the dumbest marketing moves since Dylan posted his picture on a can of Bud Light.  It wasn't that long ago.  Even the marketing guys at H-D surely could not have forgotten so soon.

So, the marketing execs at Harley Davidson watch Budweiser destroy its flagship brand and decide to hold hands with them as they jump off the cliff? I admit I am amused. And a bit baffled.  WTF?

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sunday Mornng Dawg


In his chair in the shop.  I checked his breathing.  He's still alive.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

That French Bread Recope

A couple of y'all asked about Belle's French Bread recipe, and here is where she found it.  The YouTube channel is called the Wyse Guide, and a printable recipe is in the description under the video.  You'll have to watch it on YouTube to get the description and the printable recipe.

Bon apetit!

Study Finds

 A new study finds that left-wing extremists have psychological issues.

Left-wing extremism is linked to toxic, psychopathic tendencies and narcissism, according to a new study published to the peer-reviewed journal Current Psychology.

In layman's terms: They're crazy. 

Friday, May 26, 2023

Pising Away Friday

 I didn't start an engine today.  Not a lawnmower, nor automotive.  I piddled around in the shop for a while, but really didn't do anything of substance.  I basically pissed away the day.  But, I'm retired and I can get away with that occasionally.

Belle started playing with a recipe that she found on the interubes, and over the course of a couple of hours, came up with what she says is a really simple French bread recipe.  She gave me a little taste when it came out of the oven, and OhmyGod.  It's good.  Buttery, with a nice crust, and very light on the inside.

Tomorrow, we're hosting the club for our Monthly Match, so I'll be busy for most of the day.

The Association is talking about different match formats, and we will try one out tomorrow.  It caps the number of shots n an individual bout to 13 shots.  Many matches are over in five shots, but sometimes they tend to go longer.   We'll try it with the club tomorrow and see how everyone likes it.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Cow chase: Meet the cowboy who lassoed a runaway cow on I-75 in Oakland ...


 I was trying to remember the last time I've been in a Target store.  Maybe five years?  Belle and I were traveling, and she was looking for something specific, and she thought Target would have it, so we swung through a Target store, and found what she was looking for.  So, okay, I can't join the Target boycott.

Likewise, Bud Lte.  I didn't drink it before they became a marketing course case study, (Marketing 2053 -How to Wreck a Brand with one ad)

Likewise the LA Dodgers.  They are involved in a marketing kerfuffle, and have invited the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to help them celebrate Pride Week. I did some basic research into this Order and don't think that they are recognized by the Vatican.

I don't go to Dodgers games, I don't shop at Target, and I don't drink Bud Lte.  Not because I want to join the boycott, but because I didn't do those things before the boycott.  I'm not a customer.  But, as a guy whose degrees are in Business, I have to wonder what their marketing departments were thinking.