Thursday, June 30, 2022


 The phrase "separation of church and state" has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but did not make it into the Constitution.  What the Constitution says, in the First Amendment is:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It doesn't say separation in there anywhere. 

It seems that Rep Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Rep Lauren Boebert of Colorado have been in a kerfluffle over  the issue.

What I know about Kinzinger is that he is a big player in the Jan6 hearings, which tells me that he really does not understand the Constitution. That thing is noting but a show-trial, and ignores little Constitutional concerns like due process and cross-examination.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tucker Carlson Tonight 6/29/22 FULL | BREAKING FOX NEWS June 29, 2022


 Belle and I went to a funeral this morning.  An old friend, Mike, who worked with Belle for many years and was a good friend.  He died Saturday and we buried him this morning.

After the funeral, as we were coming through town, we stopped at a barbeque joint.  Got a brisket sandwich and some potato salad.  I wore a white shirt to the funeral.

After lunch, Belle noticed that the white shirt was still white. No barbeque sauce or meat stains.  It's a small miracle, but one we'll take.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 In the post Dobbs apocalypse, I'm watching the intertubes with barely concealed mirth.  It seems that leftists are learning that having sex may make ytou pregnant.  Horrors!

Heh!  Bingo.  It seems that nowadays the youngsters are earning that there might be consequences to the hook-up culture.  Consequences that have always been there.

Bruce Mitchell's Bayou Gumbo | Blackstone Griddles

I've seen a lot of thing, but I've never seen anyone make roux on a griddle.  I'm going to have to try that this winter, when things get cold and it's time for a gumbo.  Bruce lives on the north shore of Lake Pnchartrain (I think), and he knows what he is doing, but I don't put okra in my gumbo.

But, I am intrigued about the way he made that roux.


 This is what happens when we have unrestricted illegal migration, and the Border Patrol is not allowed to patrol sectors.  From PJ Media:

HORROR: At Least 46 Migrants Dead in a Truck, Bodies Sprinkled with Steak Seasoning

I don't know what the steak seasoning has to do with it, but the migrants were found in an 18-wheeler outside San Antonio, TX.

 An abandoned 18-wheeler loaded with roughly 100 Illegal immigrants has been located near Lackland Air Force Base outside of San Antonio, Texas. Thus far, 46 of the migrants are dead and 16 have been hospitalized, four of whom are children. They were all said to be suffering from heat exhaustion and their bodies felt hot to the touch. Many were too weak to move. It wasn’t immediately clear as to what happened to the others, although the truck door was open.

This is Joe Biden's fault.  His pick for DHS Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas is a complete disaster.  He should be fired, then indicted for failing to enforce the immigration law.

Mulling Dobbs

 I think it is interesting that the Supremes, in deciding Dobbs, returnee the issue to the states.

States Rights.  It has been a rallying cry for the entirety of our Republic and is still in vogue today.  Too often, "states rights" has wrongly been thought to be a rallying cry for something nefarious or divisive.  Yet, many folks don't know that "states rights" is actually written into the Constitution.

US Constitution, 10th Amendment

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

The Dobbs decision looked for a woman's right to an abortion within the text of the Constitution, could not find one, and returned the issue to the states. It really is that simple.  Rather than an over-wrought display of judicial activism, the decision was one of judicial restraint.

The states may now regulate abortion within their borders. Arguments can be made for both sides and the elected representatives will vote on the issues.  This is the American experiment.  For better or worse, this is the way government was supposed to work all along.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Coach Kennedy Wins

 So, there was this coach in Washington State, and after his high school football games, he would pray in the 50-yard line.   Somebody got butt-hurt, and the school district told him to quit.  He didn't and they fired him.  He took it to court, all the way to the Supreme Court.  They ruled today.

I'm paraphrasing here, but basically, the six reasonable judges said, "Bullshit!  That fellow cabn praty anywhere he wants to." 

We conservatives have had a very good week, and it's looking better all the time.

It's Fer Lunch

 We were late getting tomato vines planted this year, and today marked the day that Belle picked the first vine-ripe tomato from her vines, so we sliced one, and fried some bacon.  No lettuce on these sandwiches, just good mayo, tomato and bacon.

It was like a taste from heaven.


 This headline showed up in my Yahoo News feed this morning.

More than 1 million voters switch to GOP in warning for Dems

I didn't read the article, but the headline says it all. 

On Human LIfe

In the near-aftermath of the Dobbs decision, it is instructive to look on our recent history and glean some wisdom from it.

In 1968, Pope Paul published an encyclical, Humanae Vitae (On Human Life), in which he set down the Catholic Church's position on contraception's and birth control.  I was 14 years old at the time, and remember the tsunami of emotion that it engendered among the Catholic community.  Birth control was a sin, and good Catholic women looked about for other methods to limit family size.  The '60s were an interesting time.  The Vietnam war had the country divided, the sexual revolution was just kicking off, The Pill had freed women from the immediate threat of pregnancy.  

No one talked of abortion.  It was simply unthinkable.  Unwed pregnancy was a stigma, something no one talked about.  It happened occasionally, and those girls either got married, or moved out of town to have the baby, normally putting it up for adoption.  In 1973, Row cv Wade was decided, and abortion became legal in the US.  It has been hotly debated ever since.  Some states more liberal, some states more conservative, but the debate never really subsided.

Rather than being debated on religious of moral grounds, the debate shifted to the Courts and the legislatures, with the specter of Roe hanging over the arguments.  Abortion was legal, at least in many places.  Roe was decided by nine unelected justices who decided that abortion should be legal.    Many esteemed scholars disagreed, saying that the legal grounds for the decision were flimsy and that the rationale for the decision was flawed.

Now, last week, nine other unelected justices said that the rationale for Roe was flimsy, and the original decision was flawed.  Six of those justices decided to return the debate to the states, to the legislatures, and to the people.  The debate is not yet over, not yet decided, and the aftershocks of the question will continue to rumble across the political landscape.

This debate did not begin in 1973, with Rose, nor in 1968 with Humana Vitae, nor even in 1050 with the interlocution of oral contraceptives.  We have been talking about this for a long time, and the Dobbs decision is simply the latest wrinkle in the fabric of our country.  Perhaps we are forever doomed to argue the question, and I suspect that this question may never be answered by man but should perhaps be left to God.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Sunday Morning Dawg

 He isn't dead, just taking a nap on a hot, summer afternoon.

Saturday, June 25, 2022


 4:00 this afternoon under the porch.  Yeah, it's hot in central Louisiana.

Friday, June 24, 2022

It's The Bee

 Dems Pause January 6 Hearings To Call For Insurrection

Heh!  From the nation's paper of record.  I think they are calling it the Summer of Rage.

Ingraham: This is sheer lunacy

I didn't know that Laura had clerked for Justice Thomas!  Wow.

Bye-Bye Rowe

 It seems that the Supreme Court released their decision in Dobbs, overturning Rowe and Casey.

The news is blowing up everywhere, and I'm sure that with all the hysteria there will be some reasoned analysis.  However, there will be a high noise-to-signal ratio.  The left is predictably melting down.

Lack Of Trust

 In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision in NYRPA v Buren, we are seeing a total melt-down of the Democratic leadership.  You would think, based on the news coverage that the Supreme Court had legalized mayhem and manslaughter.  Nothing could be further from the case.  

New York City mayor Adams thinks that it is a disaster.

VP Harris thinks that the decision goes against the Constitution.

President Biden fumbles his way through a disjointed response, but he is disappointed.

From my own cursory reading of the opinion, I was struck by how many times the justices referred to "law-abiding" people.  This decision only affects law-abiding people, just as restrictive gun laws only affect law-abiding people. Murder and mayhem are still illegal.

As I mull the implications, realizing that this decision doesn't affect me, except in a small way, I am struck by the realization that the folks who are outraged over this decision don't trust us.

President Biden, VP Harris, and Mayor Adams don't trust law-abiding people to keep and bear arms.  That is the lesson from this case.  They don't trust us.  I have suspected this for many years, and it is a scathing indictment of the gun-grabbers.  

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Let Freedom Ring

 It seems that the Supreme Court issued a ruling on a gun case we have all been waiting for.  According to PJMedia:

The majority opinion, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, held that New York’s “proper cause” requirement for obtaining a concealed carry license violated the Constitution because it “prevents law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.”

That sounds right.  I haven't read the whole opinion, but I understand that Justice Alito gave the liberals what-for in his concurrence.

A link to the full opinion is here. 

Summer Time

 Things are getting warm outside. Checking the weather forecast for today, we see sunny and hot.

That's not something you see every day.  Checking the humidity, we learn that it is a soggy 82% out there, although Belle commented that it doesn't seem as humid as it did yesterday.  Tomorrow's forecast is no better.

There is some work I want to do in the yard, and I intend to get after it, and be done by 10:00.  Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun.

Oh, and I don't want to hear any of that Glowball Warmeing bullshit.  It gets hot in Louisiana during the summer.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

14 Senate Republicans Agreed To Gun Control That We Need To Stop

Boosting the signal here.

What Is This Bullshit

 It seems that the US Navy has put out a new training video, telling sailors about the proper use of personal pronouns.  I shit you not.  Click on the link if you would like.  But be prepared to suppress the gag reflex.

I've never been a sailor-man, but I have great respect for those folks who take grey ships in harms way. I had always thought that the mission of the Navy was to defeat our nation's enemies, not make junior enlisted sailors feel loved or respected.

When I was a troop leader in the black-boot Army, I didn't give a screaming shit what the junior enlisted thought of me.  They earned my respect by being good soldiers and I reflected the respect that they had earned.  

It appears to me that the Navy is going overboard with this bullshit, and I suspect that the Chinese are laughing their asses off.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Lady Death Sniper

Summer Solstice

 I am reminded that today is the summer solstice.  The longest day in the year.  Or at least the day with the most daylight minutes. Tomorrow will be a bit shorter.  And, today is the first day of summer.  Such as it is.  Here in Louisiana we have been in summer for a month or more.

We turn our eyes toward the Atlantic basin and see that there are no tropical cyclones anywhere.  That is sure to change, but we'll take our good news where we can find it.

I have a couple of pounds of red beans in the slow cooker, along with a bit of good sausage.  Red Beans and Rice isn't generally a summer meal, but it is what Belle asked for and I'm happy to cater to her every whim.  With inflation taking its toll, I'm sure that dried beans will be on a lot of meus before long.

Y'all stay our of the heat.  Between the heat and humidity (currently 70%), it is a sure-fire recipe for heat exhaustion.

Everything Lousy

 So, now, Joe is hitting us with platitudes.

“Out of everything lousy,” Joe Biden told reporters yesterday, “something good will happen.”

That's right, Joe.  Americans always look for a silver lining.  What Joe meant is that America will be better off when we completely transition to renewable energy.  What Joe fails to understand is that Americans are feeling a lot of pain right now, and are looking for more immediate relief.  Like a change of leadership.

Joe Biden has proven that he is manifestly unfit for matinal leadership.  Open borders, rampant inflation, high gas prices, schools in crisis, soaring crime rates, all these happened because we let Democrats run the country for a while.  Joe is bleeding support from every demographic.  His approval rates are so far underwater that the Navy has to use sonar to gauge the depth.

Joe's big problem is that the pain is recurring, every time we go to the gas pump.

I paid $4.299 for gas yesterday.  Joe and his apologists might say that there are a number of factors that lead to high gas prices, and I'm sure that is true.  But, I know what I was paying two years ago.  Less than half that amount.  If it takes many factors to raise the price of gas, the only rational explanation is that the Biden administration has taken many steps to raise the price of gasoline.  It's his fault, it sits oh his desk.  

Joe Biden is a complete and utter failure as a president.  America know it. 

Monday, June 20, 2022


 Juneteenth is a celebration that marks the end of slavery in the United States.  It stems from the arrival of Union troops in Galveston, TX.  It is right and proper that we celebrate the freedom of a great portion of the population of the United States.  Freedom should be celebrated in all its glory, regardless of the population that was affected.  Freedom affects us all.  

It is appropriate for us to celebrate the freedom of people everywhere.  In a few short weeks, we will celebrate the 4th of July, the day that our nation was founded and that we declared our freedom as a people.

Let Freedom Ring.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday Morning Dawg

 It's a hot summer day, and the dog has found a cool spot under an air-conditioning vent.  If we lived in a house with floor vents, he would be laying on the vent.  He needs a grooming, and we'll schedule one next week.

Saturday, June 18, 2022


 Full summer is upon us.  80F by 8:00.  Humidity is a mild 75%.  It's like working in a sauna.

It's Saturday, and the sound of lawn equipment echoes through the neighborhood.  I've been spraying herbicide, a toxic mixture of chemicals that probably are not good for a dog, but they are decidedly lethal on vegetation, which is the whole point.

We have to get it done early, because later today it will be simply too hot for strong exertion.  I'm indoors, taking a break right now, and I'll get back out there for another hour and finish spraying that toxic cloud.  Then, a shower, clean jeans, and blissful AC for the rest of the day.  We'll see if Belle wants to go get some lunch, and get some groceries for the cooking we do on Sunday.

Tomorrow is Father's Day, and I'm not excited about it.  My kids show me that they love me all the time, and I consider Father's Day just another Hallmark holiday.  

So, to all you Dad's out there, keep doing what you do and don't worry about it if your kids are wrapped up in their own families on Father's Day.  We raised them to be independent, productive citizens.  If they are doing that, you did your job.  Kick back and enjoy a peaceful Sunday.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Remember that Guy?

 You know, the guy who wanted to assassinate Kavanaugh.  Reportedly, the put some stuff in a bag, traveled across the US, and got to withing a block of Kavanaugh's house before he realized that his mission was doomed to fail.  So, he called the police and turned himself in.  Yeah, him.

Well, he has been indicted, and faces a long prison sentence.

As a retired cop, I wonder what his defense will look like.  As a cop, I was always taught that a successful crime required Means, Motive, and Opportunity.  If I were on the defense team, I would argue that the Opportunity never existed.  At some point during those early morning hours, the defendant himself realized that he did not have the Means, so the Motive went away as well.  As for the argument, I wold simply point to the fact that he turned himself in.  I'm not sure why he made the call.  He could have more easily just turned around and gone home.  No one would have been the wiser.

So, where is the crime?  Now, everyone who has worked around the criminal justice system knows that even a basically competent DA can indict a ham sandwich, but the indictment is simply the first step.  I'm not defending the guy, but if I were, I would argue that at the moment he called the police, he knew that his mission was a falure, and that he had neither Means, Motive, nor Opportunity. He would have been better off calling Uber, but he may not have had the cash and simply wanted a ride.

This is an interesting case, and I'll be watching to see how it works out.

Online Policy Task FOrce

 It seems that the White House is still worried about misinformation, disinformation, whatever they are calling it these days. So, they are rolling out a new task force to combat it.

The White House on Thursday launched a task force focused on the prevention of online abuse, marking one of the most significant steps the Biden administration has taken to examine the connection between digital vitriol and violence.

What could go wrong?  They are putting Kamala in charge of it, a woman with a wide experience in screwing up basic assignments.  She did such a sterling job in finding root causes, on controlling the southern border, and on a wide variety of other basic jobs.  Everything she touches disintegrates into chaos.

This is yet another tone-deaf move from the Xicen administration.  It reeks of censorship. It seems to go agains tthe very foundation of our republic.  So, of course, they put Kamala in charge.

Thursday, June 16, 2022


Summer starts next week, but it is upon us now.  Currently the mercury stands at 97F with 50% humidity, which makes a heat index of 109. The low humidity surprises me here in swamp central Louisiana.  It might be higher in my back yard because of the swimming pool that is steadily evaporating.

This time of year, the weather-weenies always throw in a chance of a thunderstorm.  A humid, rising air mass is made-to-order for a stray thunderstorm.  This is precisely the weather that air-conditioning was invented for.  I stand firm in my belief that refrigeration is one of the great marvels of the 20th century, standing right alongside the electric light. The name William Cullen should stand alongside Thomas Edison.

As is our custom, Belle had declared Happy Hour and the smoking lamp is lit.

Get A Grip, People.

 The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to change the name of monkey pox.

Monkeypox is poised to get a new name, the World Health Organization says, after scientists recently criticized the current name as "discriminatory and stigmatizing." The researchers say it's also inaccurate to name versions of the virus after parts of Africa.

Really?  Which part of Africa is Monkey? 

The WHO is working with experts "on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades and the disease it causes," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing on the outbreak on Tuesday.

Don't these bastards have anything better to do?  Who knew that there are experts on name-change?   And, how might one get that job?  I might like to apply.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


Evidently there is this stuff called Diesel Exhaust Fluid. (DEF)  Termite sent me a link, and at first, I thought he was pulling my leg, so I started googling around, and evidently it's a real thing that is it added to a diesel exhaust system to reduce emissions.

Trucks made since 2010 require it, and in Biden's economy we are looking at a shortage of DEF.  Our interconnected economy needs lots of things to keep working, and our government doesn't know half of what they need to know to meddle in it.

Remove cat before flight

It's an oldie, but a goodie.  I bet that the guy added a pre-flight checklist item.  Remove cat before flight.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Lawn Mower Gas

 I just went down to the local merchant and picked up 10 gallons of lawn mower gas. $5.299 a gallon.  I use non-ethanol in my small engines.  It gives me better service than the alcohol gasoline we buy at most stations today.

When I was done filling the gas cans, I stuck the nozzle into my truck fill tube and ran the meter up to an even $60.00.  I use that truck very infrequently, so I keep non-ethanol in that tank as well.  The guys who work in agriculture around here are feeling the crunch of gas prices. It takes fuel to run equipment.

Joe Biden is killing us.  Slowly, with bad policies.  

Red Flag Laws

With all the talk about red flag laws in the interest of preventing mass shootings, it is instructive to look back on what the Supreme Court has said about warrantless searches in their recent history.   The Court ruled unanimously that the search and seizure were unconstitutional.  Something about due process, warrants, and the proper role of police  while conducting something called "community caretaking".

In 2020 the Court ruled on a case our of Rhode Island.  It seems that a man and woman, married, were having a verbal dispute in the home.  The man, at some point, produced a firearm, put it on the table before him and said "Go ahead and shoot me.  Get it over with." or words to that effect.  The woman left the home to spend the night in a local motel.  The next morning, the woman could not reach her husband by telephone and called the local police to perform a welfare check.  She told the police that the husband might be suicidal.  

The police responded, and in the course of the response, seized two handguns from the residence.

The case is Canglia v Strom and you can red it here.  While the ruling or opinions never say "red flag law", it talks at great length about how the police react to functions that are not strictly law enforcement related.

Held: Neither the holding nor logic of Cady justifies such warrantless searches and seizures in the home. Cady held that a warrantless search of an impounded vehicle for an unsecured firearm did not violate the Fourth Amendment.  In reaching this conclusion, the Court noted that the officers who patrol the “public highways” are often called to discharge noncriminal “community caretaking functions,” such as responding to disabled vehicles or investigating accidents.  413 U. S., at 441. But searches of vehicles and homes are constitutionally different, as the Cady opinion repeatedly stressed. Id., at 439, 440– 442. The very core of the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee is the right of a person to retreat into his or her home and “there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.”  Florida v. Jardines, 569 U. S. 1, 6. A recognition of the existence of “community caretaking” tasks, like rendering aid to motorists in disabled vehicles, is not an open-ended license to perform them anywhere.  Pp. 3–4.

I am certainly no attorney, but a full reading of the holdings and opinions in the link above would lead to the conclusion that red flag laws might violate the Fourth Amendment.

Monday, June 13, 2022


According to, nothing yet on the Dobbs case. 

I don't know why they are hanging on to it.  When it comes out, the crap will hit the fan, one way or the other.  Regardless of the eventual final ruling, with the fact of the earlier leaked draft opinion, you can bet that legal scholars will have them side by side, line by line, to see what has changed. If nothing else, it will be an interesting insight into how much political protest plays into the decision process.

I've been told that Chief Justice John (hack, spit) Roberts is overly concerned about the reputation and the legacy of the Court.  I think we can say that it doesn't matter now.  Half the country thinks that the Court is right about half the time.  The other half thinks that the Court is right about half the time.  What that tells me is that the whole country believes that the Court is wrong half the time.

It's going to be interesting to watch.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Sunday Lunch

 Sunday lunch is a thing around here.  For as long as I can remember, my grandparents had a large Sunday lunch.  Roast beef, mashed potatoes, meatballs,  real homemade mac and cheese, Gravy, English peas, and other sides.  They would never know who they would feed, but the house was always full of friends and family.

When Belle and I got hitched, we started the same kind of thing.  Sunday lunch is a big deal, but the meu changes depending on how we feel.  It might be anything, but we always cook big, because we never really know who is going to show up.  Leftover aren't a problem. Today's menu was chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, yeast rolls, lima beans and ice cream for dessert. We cooked 21 chicken fried steaks, and suitable amounts of everything else.  We fed a dozen people. Friends, family, and grandkids.

I walked over to the serving table a few minutes ago.  Nothing left. Five of the family today was teenage grandkids.  Washing dishes was easy, and I don't have to deal with leftovers.  Not today.

We never know what the menu will be until about Thursday, when Belle and I discuss what we want to cook.  Sunday lunch at PawPaw's house is a big deal, a way to connect with family at least once a week.

And, if they don't like what we're coking, Popeyes is just down the road.

Sunday Morning Dawg

 On the couch in the shop, laying up with Belle as she surfs the internet.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Staying Home

 I was supposed to be on the road today, heading to the New Orleans area with second son to pick up a lathe. He wants a nice metal lathe to put in his shop.  We're not talking about your small tabletop lathe.  He wants something with a bit of heft.

He thought he had found one in the NOLA area, and asked me to ride down with him, to assist with whatever.  I happily agreed.  But, sadly, the seller backed out of the deal.  The deal is broken.  So, Saturday opens up before me without plans. 

The club has a practice shoot this morning, and I'll attend that.  Belle got a new holster and belt in the mail yesterday.  It's a very nice rig by Tin Can Jack out of New York state.  With hip surgery a month ago, she will probably have to re-work her shooting stanceand we'll work on that today.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Pelosi Not Chanrged

 Remember when Paul Pelosi (husband of SanFran Nan) was arrested on May 29th for driving drunk and T-boning another motorist?  Yeah, me too.

I saw a thread yesterday claiming that the charges had been dropped.  The local DA says not true.  No charges have been dropped.

But the claims are false. Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley confirmed in a news release issued on Thursday that the agency has not filed any charges against Pelosi and the case is still under review.

Really!  No charges filed yet.  Case still under review!  What is the holdup?  Did the cop screw up the report?  Is there some flaming technicality that was not observed? 

But, in case you are wondering, the charges have not been dropped.  If charges are never filed, it is impossible to drop them.   Corruption at its finest.

Political Theater

 I understand that there was some sort of political theater last night.  Some sort of fancy show trial.  A beating of a deceased hose.  Oh, it was covered on all the Democrat news channels, live, in prime time.

I wonder if anyone watched.  Americans know that what happened to January 6th was an aberration, a weird protest that got a bit rowdy.  More importantly, Americans know that the January 5th protest was not.  It was not an attempt to subvert the electoral process.

For better or worse, America gave the reins of power to the Democrats during the last election. We faced then, and we face now, serious challenges.  We trusted the Democrats to face those challenges seriously.  Instead, they reverted to progressive policies that ate neither helpful nor rational.  The voters have noticed and are now poised to rebuff then and replace them with what we hope are serious adults who will face the challenges before us.

The United States is a lesser place now than it was in early 2020.  This is purely the fault of the Democrats in power.  Americans have noticed, and no show trial will prevent the reckoning that is sure to come. This prime time, produced political theater only serves to highlight the desperation that the Democrats in Congress now feel coming.  They deserve to be mocked for their absurdity. 

Thursday, June 09, 2022

What Is A Woman?

 Matt Walsh, at the Daily Wire famously asked that question in a documentary, and the left-world is going crazy.  I'm no biologist, but I can work a dictionary, and the answer is pretty simple.  A woman is an adult human female.  That is reality, and it will get you cancelled in many circles these days.  As I lurk across the internet these days, I'm seeing a tapestry of threads, from the upcoming Roe decision to the various transgender movements, to discussions about personal choice and free speech.  It's a strange tapestry of competing messages that seems to be vaguely unhinged. Instapundit has a thread on it this morning.

I saw on thread recently that a man who chose reproductive freedom by submitting to a vasectomy was somehow lesser than a man who retained a high sperm count.

In 1984, I made the decision to get the snip.  My wife and I were very happily married, and she was pregnant with our fourth child.  I figured that the procedure would save me a lot of moony over the years, if only that I wouldn't be buying diapers or remodeling a nursery.  I got it done on a Friday at about noon and was back to work on Monday morning.

Best money I ever spent.  I have never once regretted the decision.  My body, my choice.  Some might way that my choice affected a woman's reproductive choice.  Maybe so, but I never hid the fact, and if a woman wanted to get pregnant, she was free to do so, just not with me.

Wednesday, June 08, 2022


 It seems that some guy with a weapon was arrested this morning, in the neighborhood new Justice Kavanaugh's home in Maryland.

A man with a weapon was detained by police early Wednesday morning near Brett M. Kavanaugh’s Maryland home after making threats against the Supreme Court justice, according to federal and local officials.

Well, good.  That is the way it is supposed to work. 

Whistleblower claims FBI is purging conservatives

Congressman Jim Jordan tells us that he has had six (6) FBI agents come forward and describe a purge of agents who hold conservative values.

I remember when the FBI was the premier law enforcement agency in the US, maybe the world.  If what is being reported is even close to being true, then they have morphed into a political arm of the Democratic party.  Kind of like a KGB lite.

This is a damned shame.  Law enforcement is supposed to be apolitical. To enforce the law based on the elements of a crime, regardless of the political leanings of the suspect.  Ever since Comey went on TV and gave Hillary a pass on email security issues, their failure to prosecute the crimes found on the Huter laptop, their labeling of parents at school board meetings as terrorists, and their handling of the Jan 6th Capitol tour, it appears that they have become a political organization with arrest powers.

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Limited Research

 I was paying bills this morning and started doing a little basic research.  On electric vehicles, based on my current kilowatt/hour costs for my area.  According to my electricity provider, I'm paying $0.1289 per kilowatt hour for residential electricity.

Based on my figures, if I were charging a Chevy Volt in my garage, it would cost me $5.72 per day to fully charge that vehicle.  That would add $171.60 to my current monthly bill.

I was listening to a local talk show host last week.  He had a caller who drives a fully electric pickup truck and that caller said that it costs him $16.00 per day to fully charge that truck at the end of the day.

I filled up my van yesterday.  It cost me $60.00 to drive 335 miles.  I fill up once a week, depending on lots of things.

A buddy and I were talking Sundary.  There may come a time when the technology makes good sense to switch to electric vehicles, and battery technology is certainly improving.  But it doesn't make sense now, even with inflated gasoline prices.

In parts of the country, I don't know if the grid would handle the extra stress of charging large numbers of EVs.  Some places can't handle peak-hours load, as evidenced by rolling blackouts in some parts of the country.  There are lots of issues associated with switching from gas to electric.  Let's not even talk about the cost of fully replacing the hatteries.

According to polls I've seen, the #1 concern is inflation, and gas prices are mostly all tied to inflation.  It is the issue that is going to drive elections.

Monday, June 06, 2022

Thanks, Joe

 It's not the highest I have ever paid for gas, but it's the highest I have ever paid for gas n Louisiana.  

This is the same pump where I paid considerably less than $2 per gallon on Trump's last day in office.

Poor Brandon

 It seems that our President is upset that his poll numbers are worse than Orange Man's numbers.

“In crisis after crisis, the White House has found itself either limited or helpless in its efforts to combat the forces pummeling them. Morale inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is plummeting amid growing fears that the parallels to Jimmy Carter, another first-term Democrat plagued by soaring prices and a foreign policy morass, will stick,” reports Politico. “The president has expressed exasperation that his poll numbers have sunk below those of Donald Trump, whom Biden routinely refers to in private as ‘the worst president’ in history and an existential threat to the nation’s democracy.”

Well, the reason those numbers are so bad is because the Brandon administration sucks so bad, that the numbers accurately reflect the suckiness of his presidency.  Ol' Joe is wrong about everything, including who he thinks the worst president in American history is.  All he really needs to do is look in a mirror to see the worst president in my lifetime, which includes Nixxon and Carter. The Brandon administration makes those guys look competent.1

Sunday, June 05, 2022

Sunday Morning Dawg

 A dog and his cat.  He thinks that the cat is a squeaky toy.

Saturday, June 04, 2022

Milsurp sights....Theory and Practice ..Anvil 063

I'm going to leave this right here so that I can find it later.  I was having this discussion with my grandson a couple of weeks ago.  How sights work.

New Winchester Lung Blower

 As seen on the Book of Face.

I'll have to start checking my vendors. I'd like to pick up a box of that.

Friday, June 03, 2022


 It seems that that strange tropical storm that we're watching is doing it ass-backwards.  It came out of the Pacific, crossed southern Mexico on an eastward track and is continuing northeast.  That's odd.

It is what it is, and we'll keep an eye on it.

Here We Go Again

Roughly five months from Congressional elections, with the economy in shambles, no baby formula on the shelves, the southern border wide open, a President who can't complete a cogent sentence, and what appears to me a total loss of confidence from the electorate, the Democrats are looking to push a fight.  And they are willing to tell us outright what they plan to do.

They want your guns.  Below, Rep Mondaire Jones tells us exactly how they intend to do it.  Ram it through the House, end the Senate filibuster, and expand the Supreme Court.

That is an ambitious agenda, and they intend to get it done before the November elections?  Good luck with that.

I understand that SanFran Nan is going to introduce legislation this morning that will be every bit as bad as you imagine.  An "assault weapon" ban, limits on magazine capacity, universal backgrounds checks, among other outrages.  Of course, they are going to exempt their own security staff, because hypocrisy is the main agenda of the Democrats.  Laws are only for the downtrodden, not the elite members of Congress.

The coming months are going to be very interesting.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

Busy Day

 We had a medical appointment for Belle, and then we went looking for a contractor for a remodel.  Found an Oriental buffet for lunch.  Just now, we were sitting on the back porch watching thunderstorms pop up around us.  Belle declared Happy Hour, an ancient and honored tradition in the Deep South, when the weather sends you indoors during the late afternoon.

Who am I to quibble with tradition?  The thunder is rolling outside, and we have a cool place to shelter.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Hurricane Season

 Hurricane Season begins each year on June 1, and today we turn our eyes to the trops to see what is going on.  According to the National Hurricane Center

Two storms on the Atlantic map.  That red X, reportedly, came out of the Pacific and across tthe Yucatan.  

Here we go again, right on schedule.