Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Just Workin'

We've been busy, busy, busy with maintenance and yard work. The summer monsoons seem to be on pause right now, and we are taking full advantage of the dry weather. The problem is it may be dry, but it is still hot as hell and so humid I sometimes think I should be wearing scuba gear when I'm outside. When we first moved here about 10 years ago, summer temps were typically in the 80's with 90's being a rarity. Hitting 100 was unheard of. Now it is in the mid to high 90's every day and 100 is no big deal. We can argue all day whether it's caused by human activity or natural variation, but the result is undeniable. Things are shifting in ways that are not in our favor.

In any case, while we were banging away on our to-do list, the world seems to have tilted on its axis. It appears there was a 12-hour coup in Russia, probably the shortest in world history. In spite of what all the "experts" say, we will probably never know the full story of what actually happened. Most of what you hear in the media is nothing but attempts at mind-reading. I've seen endless articles, podcasts, etc. that speak of what Putin or Prigozhin was thinking. May as well be reading tea leaves or dealing out tarot cards.

Here in the US, the persecution of Trump continues. The DNC and mainstream media really want DeSantis as the Republican presidential nominee because they know they cannot beat Trump. Unless they nominate RFK, Jr. which they will never do. He is too much of a threat to the 0.1% and the deep state. As I said before, the CIA will do to him what they did to his uncle and his dad before he could get within 100 miles of the White House. 

Once again this is Fag Month and all across this once-great land, grown men prance around nude in front of small children. You want to be a fudge-packer that's up to you, but this is nothing other than grooming. Jay Leno once said that if God doesn't destroy Hollywood he would owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. I'd say that if God doesn't destroy the USA, he would owe those two infamous cities a full pardon, and it seems that we are already well on our way to ruin. De-dollarization of trade is happening faster than any "expert" predicted, and it seems every day, yet another country gives America the finger. The latest is Mexico, who refuses (rather intelligently it seems to me) to allow Monsanto to sell GMO corn there. Everyone now knows the US is an unreliable partner who, like an abusive husband, can be triggered to violence over anything or even nothing at all.

That's it for now. There's a lawn mower with my name on it.

Friday, June 23, 2023

98 But Feels Like 111

We had a break in the constant rain, so Debbie and I decided to run outside to paint another awning. I checked the local weather to see if the rain was going to hold off long enough for the paint to dry. That's when I saw that the high temp for the day was supposed to be 92, but the current temp was 98. With the near-100% humidity the "feels-like" temp was 111. (These temps are all in Fahrenheit. As a service to my numerous Russian readers that actual temp was 37 Celsius and the "feels-like" temp was 44 Celsius) We looked at each other, shrugged, and headed outside. When we opened the door, it felt like being slapped in the face with a hot, wet blanket. In a couple minutes we were both drenched in sweat and gasping for air. It felt like we were trying to breathe underwater. But we persevered and got the first coat on the awning and the handrail on the back porch. Luckily, the paint we use is rain-proof in 60 minutes. We no sooner put everything away, stumbled into the trailer, and stripped off our soggy clothes that the rain started. I'm still waiting for it to stop so I can go do the second coat.

Speaking of breathing underwater, it now seems that "Biden" knew of the implosion of the Titan submersible as early as Sunday, but withheld the information so everyone would focus on the missing sub and not his derelict son, Hunter. Talk about two-tier justice. And no I'm not referring to Trump. Fuck Trump. I'm talking about the thousands of young black men picked up on firearms charges identical to those Hunter was facing, who are doing a nickel in some federal prison. Yes, yes I know. "It's different!" Yes it is. Hunter is a rich, well-connected white dude and all those uncounted thousands are not.

At this point, I don't think either Biden or Trump will be in the general election. Both are seriously damaged goods. I'd love to see RFK, Jr. on the ballot, but we all know that will never happen. I'm pretty sure that as I type this, the CIA is recruiting a patsy to assassinate him just like they did his uncle and his dad. Meanwhile, the press and the DNC are busy pretending he doesn't exist.

Remember, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean THEY aren't out to get you.

Tuesday, June 20, 2023


So much for posting every day. Old habits die hard.

We had a busy weekend. Saturday was a memorial for a dear friend and co-worker who died recently (fucking cancer). Rest in peace, Dorothy. Sunday, we had the monthly Moose Legion breakfast followed by our monthly meeting. Then yesterday, I had a doctor appointment that the doctor was an hour late for. 

On top of all that, Debbie is working a bunch of extra days covering for people on vacation. And just to make things interesting, summer monsoon season arrived yesterday, dumping about two inches of rain in a little more than an hour.

The Russia-Ukrainian war is going very badly for the Ukrainians, and by extension the US and NATO. Tank warfare is now officially in the same category as horse-mounted swordsmen. Aircraft have been downgraded to stand-off weapons. Missiles, drones, and artillery seem to be the most effective weapons and whichever side can make the most the fastest wins. All the high-tech shit we've spent trillions of dollars building is being systematically turned into scrap metal by Russian missiles and kamikaze drones. We have the technical knowledge to build drones and missiles and artillery, however we no longer have the industrial capacity to build the stuff at the rate necessary to defeat a major industrial power like Russia or China.

In other words, our global empire is toast.

That means we have a choice. We can draw down our over-seas "presence" in an orderly fashion or we can pretend none of this is happening and repeat the embarrassing fiasco of the Afghanistan withdrawal, only hundreds of times over. We could focus on rebuilding our industrial capacity or we can continue to pretend that we can run an economy by, as the late great Dr. Pournelle used to say, doing each other's laundry.

We could do many things to prepare for the inevitable, but we probably won't. Instead we will march off the cliff fully convinced in our ability to fly.

Enough reality. Back to the bread and circuses. 

Friday, June 16, 2023

Update on the Banana Republic

First, a bit of housekeeping: When I refer to Joe Biden or the Biden regime, I'm talking about the people behind the curtain. I don't think anyone can argue that Joe Biden has agency at this point. My own father suffers from dementia so I am intimately familiar with the signs. I don't care what some so-called doctor says, Joe Biden, the man with the nuclear "football", is in serious decline. Constantly repeating the phrase "the people behind Joe Biden" would be cumbersome, so I'll just say "Biden" instead. OK?

Biden is doing everything in his considerable power as President (something that should have been discussed many presidents ago) to imprison his main political opponent. The news media no longer even pretends to be objective, instead gong full court press for whatever insanity the deep state is trying to push on us. Citizens fleeing the country in fear for their lives landing in, of all places, Russia. As a kid of the Cold War, I feel like I've fallen through some wormhole into Bizarre-o World where people flee persecution in the US and head straight to Russia. Russia! Trump is having problems putting together a legal team because Biden has threatened to disbar anyone who defends him.

I could go on forever with this stuff, but why bother? The country I grew up in is dead and buried.

And yes, I am aware there are some who are convinced that Elon Musk, the Great White Hope will save us all. He won't. Sorry. Uncle Elon is tightly coupled to the government and will do whatever Biden or some faction of the Deep State tells him to do. Sure he revealed what many of us already knew about the collusion between Twitter and the government, but that is looking more and more like a limited hangout. Nothing has really changed on Twitter. Say the wrong thing and your account is suspended. Say the wrong thing too many times and your account is deleted. The government is still issuing take-down "requests" and Elon's team honors them at a higher rate than the previous management. That doesn't sound like anything I would call "free speech". 

Ah well. I'll just go cheer myself up by watching Tucker Carlson's videos. At least until they chase his ass off to Russia.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023



When I was growing up I had an Uncle that loved to take us kids to this little 9-hole golf course that was across the street from where we camped every summer. I liked hanging with Uncle Gary and I was glad to be able to spend time with him, but damn is golf boring! As boring as it is to play, I can't even imagine why any sane human being would watch golf on TV! There is even a 24-hour golf channel!

As bad as that is, it would make for riveting viewing compared to the live coverage of Donald Trump's indictment:

Here comes his plane... Landing gear are coming down... It's getting lower... Lower... Lower... And it's down! The Trump plane has landed! Now it is taxiing... Still taxiing... More taxiing... Still more taxiing...

[Several hours later]

Here come's Trump's car... Driving... Still driving.. Here we have an aerial view... Notice how the roof of the vehicle is black so that it coordinates with the sides...

[Twelve hours later]

Donald Trump is going to make a statement... Whoopsie! We are out of time! We will have to cut to Rachael Maddow for an explanation of what Trump is about to say. Take it away, Rachael!

I would rather watch paint dry. When I see that in such-and-such time slot CNN has some number of thousands of viewers, those numbers have to be inflated, right? No one really wasted 12 hours of their life yesterday watching this shit, did they?

Monday, June 12, 2023

Encounter with the Medical Industrial Complex

Sorry for the radio silence the last few days. I no sooner got back in the habit of blogging (mostly) every day when I found myself in the hospital once again. It was supposed to be a quick in-and-out for some stat labs and a CT scan. 

Problem #1: why is it necessary to go to the hospital ER for stat labs and a timely CT scan? Please explain to me why the more money and technology we throw at "health" "care", the shittier the actual healthcare?


The Increase in the Number of Doctors VS Administrators. - The Bull ...

Regardless, like a good little boy I go toddling off to the ER. They do the labs and the CT scan in good time, then we get stuck in a room to wait. And wait. And wait. This is stat?

When it starts getting close to my meal time, we remind the nurse that I am diabetic and is there any possibility of food without my wife having to make a BK run? Sure! Here's a sorry-ass vending machine sandwich. 

Which brings us to Problem #2:

There is no provision for food in the ER holding cells... er... rooms. I meant to say rooms. Debbie could always go to the cafeteria or out for fast food. I didn't have that luxury.

So I finally get my "stat" results. Nothing. The CT showed some slight thickening of my appendix, but otherwise, nada. But out of an abundance of caution I was put on no food/no drink and (big surprise) admitted. Except there were no beds. It would take until after 1am the next day for a room to be "available" (see Problem #4 below). We told them that if they admitted me, I would need someone to hook me up to dialysis at some point during the night.

Problem #3: The hospital has zero peritoneal dialysis personnel or equipment. It's all done through an outside company that shows up when they damn well feel like it if they show up at all. In my case, when they damn well felt like it turned out to be the next afternoon. Of course the only dialysis machine they had didn't work, and someone had to go somewhere outside the hospital to find another one. I was finally on dialysis more than 24 hours late. Which also meant yer another over-night stay. 

For some labs.

And a CT.

Problem #4: While we were there doing nothing for days, we went for a walk around the floor I was on. Empty room after empty room after empty room. Entire wings of empty rooms. Yet I was forced to sit in an ER holding cell... dammit! Room! It was a room! ...for close to 12 hours to wait for a room to be available. Did they suddenly discharge hundreds of patients the night before? I suspect "staffing issues". Refer again the graph above and tell me where the real "staffing issue" is.

You may ask, "What the hell was wrong with you?" As it turns out, not a damn thing. What we were seeing in my drain bags (I'll spare you the gruesome details) cleared on its own.

Can you say "Cluster-fuck"?

Wednesday, June 07, 2023

The Late Great Carl Sagan

In his book A Demon-Haunted World, Carl Sagan made a prediction:

And here we are in 2023, our attention consumed by nonsense about aliens crash-landing at military bases while we argue about whether women can have penises and if men can menstruate. Meanwhile, the WHO is implementing vaccine passports and threatening every nation's sovereignty in the event of another manufactured pandemic. Illegal immigrants from the four corners of the globe are flooding across our southern border, and I'm a racist for noticing. The US military's budget is inching closer and closer to the $1 trillion mark (that's just the Pentagon budget; if you include the bits hidden in the DOE, DHS, black budgets, etc. the total is already around $1.2 trillion). I'm old enough to remember when everyone threw a hissy fit when the entire federal budget hit $1 trillion.

But no, don't pay any attention to any of that stuff. We need to focus on little green men.

Tuesday, June 06, 2023


For the first time in a long time, I'm considering dragging myself to the polls to vote. Not that I believe the DNC will ever allow RKF Jr. on the ballot now that the DNC leaders can ignore voters and run whoever they feel like. We're seeing this already with Biden refusing to debate Kennedy and Williamson.

Anyway, I love this video:

All the way through, my only thought was, "The fucking CIA bastards are going to kill him just like his dad and his uncle."

WOKE Jeans

It's been a long time since anything SNL did was actually funny. If an SNL producer is reading, this is what you need to do more of to get your audience back:

When you've lost SNL, you know your movement in trouble.

Sunday, June 04, 2023

The Algorithm is Racist!!

Eggs Are Going on Sale Just Months After Prices Hit Records

 So I'm on Twitter this morning and see a message  warning me that "The following media contains potentially sensitive content." This surprised me given it was a WSJ article about how the price of eggs has collapsed back down to around $1.50/dozen. I clicked "View" and the above photo popped up. 

So what exactly is "sensitive" about this photo? A black couple calmly shopping for eggs is problematic? Why exactly? Because they're NOT looting or destroying public property? 

I think Uncle Elon needs to look a little more closely at his algorithm.

Saturday, June 03, 2023

Carbon is People!!

I've been banging on about this for years, but I see today that others are catching on. Once again, it is this: 

Net Zero is a plan to depopulate the earth. 

Yes. It really is just that simple. Net Zero is only achievable if human population is cut back to pre-fossil-fuel levels, which is about a billion. That means seven out of every eight people have to die off. Think about your family, friends, coworkers, etc. Now kill off seven out of every eight people.

That is Net Zero.

[Aside: Crazy Fonda saying we have to cut ourselves in half now seems optimistic.]

Sleep well!

Thursday, June 01, 2023

Sick Bastards

So according to some jackass over at the New York Times, the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid suffers from a lack of "kink". I've not seen this movie and have no intention of seeing it, but I'd be willing to bet this movie is lacking many things, primarily originality. But the one thing that a kids movie should always lack is "kink". Just how much of this will us normals continue to allow? This needs to end now.

Well, I'm off to bed. Be sure to tuck in your kids and shoot the pervs.