Sunday, September 26, 2021

Psaki and Patty

 I've noticed some online wags are comparing Jen Psaki of the White House to Peppermint Patty of the Peanuts cartoon strip.  I have to admit that there is a passing resemblance, but I think that the comparison is unfair.  To Peppermint Patty.  I remember Patty fondly as an honest, thoughtful friend of Charlie Brown.  Whereas, Psaki is a lying, deceitful caricature of a political spokesperson.

That's funny, right there.  But, the comparison is unfair to Patty.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Crazy

 It's been crazy around here for the past couple of days.  Not bad crazy, just life crazy.

Next week is going to be crazier.  We're leaving or Fallon, NV on Wednesday and we're trying to get life in line so that we can leave on time.  Life is resisting, but I think we have a handle o it.

I'll try to keep you guys updated.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Who Is In Charge?

You may have heard of this debacle on the news, and I admit, I caught parts of it yesterday.  It seems that our president has ceded authority to an un=elected group of handlers.  What is truly alarming is when Boris Johnson days that he'll take a few questions, and our leader quips "Good Luck".  

Joe knows that he is not going to be allowed to answer questions. Which really puts a tidy exclamation mark on the question of who is running things at the White House.  It surely isn't Joe. He's not in charge, even in his  own office.


This is a sad reflection of his leadership qualities.  He knows that he is not in charge.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

No, It's Not

 Democrats Agree: Criticizing Our Behavior Is Racist, Sexist, Homophobic

No, it's not.  It's my right.  If you don't want to be called our for dumbass stunts, don't do dumbass things. If you don't want to be in the public eye, become a private citizen.

It is not only our right, it is our duty to criticize elected officials.  To reveal their hypocrisy, to put their deportment in sunshine.  If a person does not want that scrutiny, they should retire into the anonymity of private life.

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.


Tuesday, September 21, 2021

An Amazing Aviation Story

This is an amazing aviation story.  The pilot managed to put a Boeing 737 down on a levee near New Orleans after losing both engines in a severe thunderstorm.  The passengers didn't get so much s a hangnail.  The aircraft was completely undamaged, except for two destroyed engines.

Did I mention that the pilot in command had only one eye?  The FAA knew about it, but this guy was the type of guy who didn't let something like only one eye stop him.  

After he landed on the levee, and got the passengers out, and the company showed up with new engines, they realized that an adjacent road was originally a WWII bombe runway, so they towed the plane over, cranked the engines and flew it off.

I recall hearing about this story on the evening news and in the papers.

On The Border

 On the border, down near Del Rio, TX, we're seeing an influx of Haitian folks trying to get into the US.  Over 10,0000 the last I heard.  Most of them camped under the International Bridge.  Governor Abbot has sent a bunch of DPS folks down there to try and stem the flow.

There is liberal outage, I understand, because the Texans brought horses.  Imagine that!  Texas law enforcement on horses.  The photo below is causing especial angst because... I don't know hy.


That trooper ain't whipping anyone.  With his left hand, he is controlling the horse, with his right hand, He is grabbing the miscreant by the shirt-sleeve.  That rope-looking thing between them seems to be loose.  It doesn't appear to the rains.

Here's another photo.

Here we have what appears o be a tranquil border scene, where a bored trooper is twirling the end of a rope,  probably to straighten it prior to coiling.  I've seen cowboys do this thousands of times.  There is nothing threatening about it.  Just two stalwart cops, doing a days work.

If Kamala would like to complain, maybe she needs to get her malfeasant as down to Del Rio and do something productive.  Oh, wait,... I forgot.  She ain't never been productive.

A Lost War: Victor Davis Hanson and H. R. McMaster on Afghanistan’s Past...

It's long, at roughly two hours, but it's a very interesting discussion.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Exotics

 Something interesting from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  It seems that during recent hurricanes, licensed growers of exotic hoofed species suffered some pen damage, and the critters got out.

I was on a deer stand years ago, and had an emu wander by.  But, in another month or so, deer season will open, and there are exotics inthe woods.  LWF's guidance is clear.  Drag 'em out.


I found this on Facebook originally, but decided to go to the LWF website to double-check.    Sure enough, the notice is here.  Interesting.  Some lucky Louisiana hunter may get an elk this year.

Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee – 9/17/2021

Termite turned me on to this video,via email  It's a full 8 hours, but there is interesting information here.  

From Termite's email: "Here's the entire 8 hr meeting.  The good parts are at 4:15:00  thru 4:28:00." 

There is one doctor from Louisiana telling the FDA panel that the vaccine-hesitant are often better educated on the relevant studies than the vaccinated, and he believes that the entire vaccine situation has become heavily politicized.


I did not listen tot he full eight hours, but I did listen to the few minutes that Termite recommended.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Problems With Primers

 I'm just going to leave this right here.

From the NRA

Grifters and Grafters

 Remember last week, that picture of AOC in her fancy designer dress that said "Tax the Rich"?  At the Met Gala?  That powerful message,speaking truth to power?  Yeah that one.

As it turns out, that designer, the gal who designed the dress and hosted AOC at the party, doesn't believe  a word of it.

The ‘Tax the Rich’ dress designer whom @AOC  went to the Met Gala with:

• Owes $103,220 in back taxes
• Received $41,666 in PPP (Payroll Protection Program)
• Has ‘legions’ of unpaid interns
• Owes $62,722 in workers comp
• Still found $250,000 for a table at the Met Gala

The hypocrisy is stunning.  What the dress should have said was "Tax Other People"