Saturday, October 26, 2019

“Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and Let Slip the Dogs of War.”

Is the coup coming undone?

We will see.

Deep State began it with a drip, drip, drip… 

Related imageSpider Web With Water Drops digital artwork by Odon Czintos

They continue to dribble out the lies and fabrications intended to take out a duly elected President who they both hate and fear. The coup is ongoing. Many of the traitors are still in place.

Our patience and faith have been sorely tested these past 3 years, waiting for justice to be meted out. Despite our tenacity, some of us are still highly skeptical as the threads are woven so deep into the fabric. Still, even the strongest fabric can be unraveled once you locate the right thread.

“Unravel” Regardt Van der Muelen

And refuse to let go.

So I say “Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war.”

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If there is any collateral damage we’ll deal with it later.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad

It’s Friday so…“Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Fossil fuels have got to go!”

Thus spake that old fossil and ho, Jane Fonda, who considers herself something of a Super Woman. She has declared global climate change an “existential threat” and I trust she would know.

Accordingly she has announced what she likes to call “Fire Drill Friday” because while the “consensus of scientists” has officially changed the name of the “existential threat” to “climate change” we all know it’s really global warming.

“It’ll be called ‘Fire Drill Friday.’ And we’re going to engage in civil disobedience and we’re going to get arrested every Friday.”

Light my fire

To demonstrate her complete commitment to saving the world Hanoi Jane has temporarily moved to Washington D.C. in order to make her weekly publicity stunt more convenient. She will still be jetting back and forth between coasts on her private jet however in order to keep appointments and commitments such as essential cosmetic preservation procedures and nutritional consultations.

I wonder which red coat and hat the old fossil will wear this week.

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“Vote. Speak. Act.” I’d settle for one out of three.

Shut Up and Sing

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Because There Aren’t Enough “Dicks” Running Against Trump in 2020

Little Mo For MOTUS A.D. – October 24, 2019

FOX Business reports: Secret focus group could point to presidential run by Dick's Sporting Goods CEO

Needless to say, Ed’s anti-Second Amendment views gives Team WaPo tingles in their pants (H/T: Chris Matthews):

Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO says company destroyed $5 million worth of guns instead of returning them

Politico has it’s own take:

Hillary Clinton has opened up a 12-point advantage over Donald Trump following their final debate last week and has reached the critical 50-percent mark, according to a new poll released Sunday.

NO…Wait…That was then, this is now:

The prospect of a well-funded, third-party candidate could have a significant impact in a race where Trump is expected to be unable to win a majority of the vote. In 2016, Trump won just 46% against Hillary Clinton and has consistently hovered below 50% in national polls.

The all important “focus group” was employed:

Various messages were presented to a focus group in southern Wisconsin this week centering on the billionaire businessman, along with possible three-way match-ups against Donald Trump and Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren.

The focus group, according to a source who took part in the testing, ran through varying themes involving Stack and heavily focused on his example of “showing leadership” by halting the sale of assault-style rifles at all of Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in the wake of the high school massacre in Parkland, Florida.

The winning “theme” suggests Trump’s base is eager to vote for an old, white guy who hates the 2nd Amendment and “black” rifles.

Because why does anybody need a semi-automatic “assault weapon”?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Wednesday Open Thread: “TurdAbout Is Fair Play”

Western Journal reports “San Francisco Blacklists 22 States with 'Restrictive Abortion Laws.'”

City officials in San Francisco have blacklisted 22 states that have “restrictive abortion laws,” prohibiting city employees from traveling to and making business deals with companies in those states.

All 22 of the states ban abortion after between 13 and 24 weeks of pregnancy, Fox News reported.

The states on San Francisco’s blacklist are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

This reporter has received an unsubstantiated rumor from an unreliable source that the 30 states, won by VSGPDJT, have blacklisted San Francisco, citing it’s “unrestrictive Open Defecation policies.”

Where would you rather vacation?

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Pork Fat Rules!

This will most likely be the best news you’ll hear all week: “Pork Fat is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods.”

Scientists analyzed over 1,000 raw foods to rank how nutritious they are, and they discovered that pork fat is up there with the likes of chia seeds, almonds and beet greens.

“Pork fat was given the nutritional score of 73. It bested other healthy food items like squash, salmon, and walnuts.”

And it’s far and away tastier. The study producing these surprising nutritional results was originally conducted in 2015 but just like other information the establishment doesn’t like, it was suppressed until recently when it fell into the hands of an unauthorized source. They published a list of the top 100 nutritious foods.

Here are the top ten:

1. Almonds, 97
2. Cherimoya (a type of fruit), 96
3. Ocean perch (a deep-water fish), 89
4. Flatfish, 88
5. Chia seeds, 85
6. Pumpkin seeds, 84
7. Swiss chard, 78
8. Pork fat, 73
9. Beet greens, 70
10. Snapper, 69

To be clear, #8 can be found in fatty cuts of the animal like bacon, short ribs and pork belly… 

Image result for bacon, pork belly and short ribsPork belly burnt ends

but we are essentially talking about…lard.

That’s right, good old fashioned lard.

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The fat that “experts” for decades have been telling us to avoid like the plague. The fat that makes the best biscuits,

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pie crusts

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(don’t throw the scraps away, they make nutritious snacks)

FlakesJam-filled tarts made with leftover lard pastry

and Mexican delights.

Image result for mexican food made with lardCarnitas, cooked in lard, in crunchy taco shells, cooked in lard. Probably served with refried beans, made with lard.

This is all so inspiring I think I’ll gather some nutritious ingredients together this weekend and make some delicious donuts fried in this healthful fat.

EXACTLY how to make homemade doughnuts! Easier than you think. Step by step pictures and recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Or maybe I’ll go whole hog and bake the most nutritious dish on earth - a glorious pork pie!

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However you decide to get your pig on, even if it’s only by watching your favorite team hauling the pigskin up and down the field, do celebrate the liberation of lard in all it’s glory. Your grandma/mom had it right all along, do not let any of that healthy bacon fat go to waste.

Now get out there and bacon-up: winter’s coming and we all need to be as strong as possible.

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ADMINISTRATIOVE NOTE: I’m heading out for an artist’s workshop with my BFF so Raj will be providing your daily open thread for the next couple of days. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Hacking – With a Cloth or Something

Somebody has been keeping track of all of Hillary’s excuses for losing the election to President Donald J. Trump. It’s an impressive list:

1. Sexism
2. Racism
3. Misogyny
4. Xenophobia
5. Suburban women
6. James Comey
7. FBI
8. Russian bot  farms
9. Vladimir Putin
10. WikiLeaks
11. D.N.C.
12. Barack Obama
13. Joe Biden
14. Bernie Sanders
15. Anthony Weiner
16. Electoral College
17. Polling Data
18. Cable News
19. New York Times
20. Fake News
21. Bots
22. Facebook
23. Twitter
24. Netflix
25. TV Executives
26. ‘Anti-American forces’
27. Democrat documentaries
28. Low information voters
29. People wanting change
30. People who assumed she’d win
31. Republican Party
32. “Content farms in Macedonia’
33. Infowars
34. Goosefer
35. DC Leaks
36. Jill Stein
37. Steve Bannon
38. Voter I-D laws
39. Chief Justice John Roberts
40. KS Secretary of State, Kris Kobach
41. Citizens United
42. Colluding Trump officials
43. Benghazi
44. Rep. Kevin McCarthy
45. Gen. Michael Flynn
46. Julian Assange
47. Roger Stone
48. Reddit
49. Drudge Report
50. Alex Jones
51. Russia Today (RT)
52. Sputnik Network
53. Robert Mercer
54. Koch brothers
55. NBC’S Matt Lauer
56. Fox News Channel
57. Too Serious
58. Ten Year Old Hackers

That last one is one of my favorites:

“Every, you know, every Hackathon that happens, you know, 10-year-olds are hacking our voting systems and the networks that connect them.”

Make that 110-ten-year-olds and maybe she’d be onto something.

Always cover your mouth while hacking…

What – with a cloth or something?

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Hillary, babe, I’m begging you: get over it. I mean, what difference at this point does it make?

    Sunday, October 20, 2019

    They Make It Very Hard To Be a Good Citizen

    Hazardous Waste Day: the Saga Continues. This story should have been dead yesterday but it is not.

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    Let me explain.

    Raj and I left for Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) collection day, which ran from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm,  at 7:55 am. The rear hatch of the Jeep was filled with toxic, hazardous waste materials: mostly stains, strippers and other oil based paint products, some half full 5 gallon pails of latex paint (I know, it can be dried and dumped but do you know how long it takes to dry a half-full pail?), old gasoline, toxic yard chemicals an old monitor and a motorcycle battery. We arrived at the downriver collection location – 29.5 miles from our house – at 8:23. The line was long, really, really long, backed up in both directions further than the eye could see on a busy 4 lane street with a left turn lane. We sat for an hour inching only a short distance in that time. And we were still not even within sight of the entrance to the junior college serving as the collection site. Whereas we had an appointment elsewhere at 10:30 we left at 9:55 when it became clear we wouldn’t even get to the head of line by then.  Roundtrip: 59 miles, total time invested, 2 hours.

    Because I really wanted to get rid of this stuff in a responsible manner we returned towards the end of the day, thinking perhaps it wouldn’t be as busy. It wasn’t, but after another half hour drive we arrived back at the site at 1:15 pm to find a shorter but still very long line. OK, at least we could see the entrance from our place way way back in queue. As we inched forward we could see two uniformed officers at the traffic light where people were turning from both the right and left. They were doing…nothing. Not directing traffic, not even making sure that the cars turning right stayed in the right lane so there was somewhere for the cars turning left to go once the light changed and traffic cleared (no green turn arrow). As a result only one or two cars were getting through on each light.

    But that’s hardly the worst of it. When we were just 3 cars from the head of the line (it is now 2:01 pm) the event organizers (Wayne County) drove a car across the entrance to the site and set up orange cones everywhere to block any additional entry. The guy who was next in line tried to persuade them to let him in, to no avail. It was 2:00 and that was the end of HHW collection day. Do I sound calm? Because I wasn’t. I was mad as a hatter. At the idiots running the event who couldn’t send someone out to place cones in the lane around 1:00 if they new they were shutting the gates at 2:00. At the officers who could have handled the traffic a whole lot better and especially at my township trustees.

    When checking to find out when our local autumn HHW day was I discovered that our township board of trustees had decided not to participate in the waste collection days of our two adjacent communities as they always have in the past because it cost $36,000, an amount determined by the number of cars from our community that participated. Instead they decided it “wasn’t worth the cost” and would instead participate in the “free” county wide program. “Free” indeed. Our property taxes here are outrageous so please don’t tell me any of the government “services” provided are free.  And by the way, any “service” that you can’t actually avail yourself of isn’t really a “service.”

    Having been to these events many times before I can, off the top of my head, can think of a dozen things they could have done to make this work more effectively. Not only isn’t it rocket science, it isn’t even science. But progressives would have us believe that more government can fix everything.

    So allow me to recap: since our township trustees decided to save $36k out of their $48.5 million budget by dropping out of local HHW programs I ended up making two round trips for a total 118 miles only to be sent home with all my toxic wastes in tow. Including travel time and the waiting in line Raj and I both wasted 4 and a half hours of our life. And I’m sure there are school children somewhere crying over the carbon footprint my gas guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with a Hemi made in the execution of that fool’s errand.

    I should have known better, what made me think bureaucrats directed by politicians could run an efficient hazardous waste collection site? Idiots, they can’t even be trusted with water.

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    I will locate someplace to dispose of my battery and gasoline, but where do you think the rest of this crap is going to end up? I’d really like to be a better person, but I’m not.

    Related imageThis is where it would have ended up anyway.