Wednesday, 16 November 2016

10:21 – Yesterday we got 80 pounds (36+ kilos) of pinto beans repackaged into 21 two-liter soft drink bottles, at just under 4 pounds per bottle. That’s sufficient to fill out the amino acid profile for about 500 pounds of rice/pasta/oats, in combination yielding complete protein.

Barbara volunteers with the Friends of the Library. They had a Quiz Bowl event last night, and Barbara had volunteered to be one of the judges. When the lady from the library called Barbara yesterday afternoon to verify that she’d be there, I asked Barbara what it involved. She said there’d be teams of high school kids competing against teams of adults. I told Barbara I’d be happy to help out if they needed more adults. She checked with the librarian, who said they could always use more people.

So we had an early dinner and headed over to the library about 6:00. I ended up sitting at the back of the room with several of the other other adult volunteers. I was between Tom Smith, who’s the Chairman of the County Commissioners, and Bryan Edwards, who’s the Sparta Town Manager. We got along great, making whispered remarks about what was going on up on stage. Tom’s a funny guy, and at one point I remarked to him, “You know, that’s the fourth time that you said something just as I was thinking it.” He replied that the two of us were going to get along fine. Bryan is also a funny guy, and between the two of them they made me feel like part of their group instead of a newcomer to the area.

Few or none of the adults had ever done a Quiz Bowl event before, so they started with two teams of the high school students facing off so that we could see how it was done. The winner of that round then faced another team of students to determine which team of students would face the adult team in the final. We had two teams of adults, so we had another round to determine which adult team would be in the final round with the winning student team. The adults, of course, crushed the student team in the final round.

Barbara commented on our drive home that experience had won the day, and that 20 or 30 years from now those kids would have experience and would probably beat a student team handily. I told her that I didn’t think that was true. The adults are from a generation when the public schools still actually taught. These kids are unfortunately in public school at a time when teaching is no longer the priority. They’re in at least the second full generation of people who’ve grown up attending school but not being educated. Still, I take comfort in the fact that there were a lot of bright kids there, and bright kids learn despite all attempts to keep them from doing so.

I just wish there had been a team of home-schooled kids there. They’d have probably kicked adult ass. Which is why Barbara and I do what we do. Home schooled kids are the future of this country, now that the public schools have been destroyed.


Uncle Remus, as usual, has a post worth reading up on Woodpile Report. FTA

After action report. This is where I disagree with Trump. He asks us to put ill will behind us and work together for the good of the country. He says we’re all in this together. No, we’re not. Sure they’re our fellow Americans, but so are Jeffrey Dahmer and Charles Manson. We’re all in this together in the sense we coexist with termites.

Ayup. I, in common with most Normals, used to tolerate progs, if only grudgingly. No more. In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny, “You realize, this means war.”

The leftists aren’t merely wrong, they’re dishonest and malevolent. They still hold us, our values and our heritage in contempt. They still mean to destroy the reputations and careers of dissenters. They still adore illegal aliens, jihadists, dindu thugs and the perverts du jour. They still insult and demean us and teach our kids to despise America, us and themselves. They still mean to trash what remains of the Constitution.

The progs don’t understand that we Normals are by nature polite and conciliatory, but when our anger is aroused it’s a truly fearsome thing. We are the children and grandchildren of those Normals who bombed Germany into rubble and nuked Japan. Like those warriors, we can be pushed only so far before we respond devastatingly. And I’m afraid we’ve reached that point already. And we’ll be opposed by a bunch of effete, unarmed, tofu-eating metrosexuals, very few of whom have even been in a schoolyard fight.

And finally the bottom line:

Gambling with the tipping point, Market Ticker – Urban centers consume roughly 90% of the energy and food in this country yet they comprise 5-10% of the land mass. What if the people who peacefully conceded the result of two elections over the last eight years despite vehemently opposing the outcome decide that if the “blue” folks can riot, loot, beat people who vote the “wrong way” and similar they will not accept any further election result that doesn’t go their way, and instead of rioting or burning things they will simply shut off the flow of food and energy to said “blue” areas? After all, you don’t value them at all—you consider them subhuman, racist, xenophobic, deplorable and irredeemable—all at once. If you keep it up, that at some point, given that you’re utterly reliant on those you’re abusing for the basics of life—the loaf of bread, the gallon of gasoline, the electricity that powers your lights—they decide they’ve had enough. That day your supply of cellophane-wrapped meat and plastic bag full of bread disappears.

65 Comments and discussion on "Wednesday, 16 November 2016"

  1. Dave says:

    I just wish there had been a team of home-schooled kids there. They’d have probably kicked adult ass. Which is why Barbara and I do what we do. Home schooled kids are the future of this country, now that the public schools have been destroyed.

    Thank you. Both for your science kit business, and for convincing me that I need to supplement my daughter’s public school education.

  2. Ray Thompson says:

    Subbing again today, in math. While I remember seeing some of the stuff I sure as hell don’t remember how it works. What I do remember is that the stuff does not seem as difficult as what I had in school. May be a memory fault on my end as a possibility.

    What is striking is that there is one period that is dedicated to ACT prep. The entire class, along with a couple of others are herded into a room and taught how to take the ACT. Also had a couple of sub days where I gave tests and these were simply a duplicate of the state tests. Most of the kids were doing the stuff by memory without really knowing how to think.

    I also see many of the students say that don’t know how to do something and give up. No effort to use a book, no effort to ask for help, no effort to think on their own.

    Also just had a lockdown drill. Door is always locked. Had to pull down a cover over the window, lights turned off, students sitting on the floor next to the hallway wall. My preference would be to use an adjoining room wall, heads against the wall, laying prone. A bullet would go through the brick wall in the hallway with ease.

    Also not allowed to answer the door when rattled, knocked on, even by the voice of the principal that I recognize. Cannot terminate the drill even when told on the intercom. Must wait until someone with a key unlocks the door. Supposedly the principal could be a hostage and told to make the announcement. But he could also be forced to open the door or the perps stole the keys.

    Normally the door is unlocked as subs do not have keys. We are given a magnetic strip to go over the door lock so the door will not lock. But was warned and removed the strip.

    A lot of it is security theater.

  3. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    The answer has long been known without any question. It’s to allow any adult to go armed on school property. Mass shootings take place in gun-free zones. Unfortunately, the shooters never get the memo.

  4. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Which reminds me of something I posted four years ago:

    http://www.ttgnet.com/journal/2012/12/15/saturday-15-december-2012/

  5. MrAtoz says:

    Comment I read about Progs and Cankles demise:

    Schadenfreude Wine – made with only the finest sour grapes and liberal tears…

  6. Chad says:

    Looks like Reid is no longer going to be the Senate Minority Leader. Now, if only Pelosi can get fired from the job of House Minority Leader. Every time they want the Democrats’ reaction to something the Republicans do they interview those two. I’m just sick of their faces. Here’s hoping they both fade into obscurity.

  7. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Fade into obscurity? How about drop dead?

  8. Dave says:

    Fade into obscurity? How about drop dead?

    But for them, obscurity is a fate worse than death.

  9. Ray Thompson says:

    It’s to allow any adult to go armed on school property

    Indeed. While the exercise was going on I thought about how nice it would be to a nice handgun at my disposal to blow anyone away that entered the room without proper access. As it was I am not supposed to answer the door for anyone. Only people with keys are allowed. But what if the principal has been killed and the keys taken? Basically my instructions would be better suited that if someone other than the principal or uniformed police officer sticks their head in the door, blow them away. No charges would be filed in such a situation as the police would be away of the policy.

    Of course after the drill the principal stated over the intercom that the students should tell their parents it was a drill and it is necessary. Apparently a student or two texted their parents (not in my room as I am an asshole about cell phones being present) and the school was getting calls. I have no problem with cell phones in an emergency but this was a drill.

    The job only pays $60 a day, not worth it for the most part. But it is something to do, I know most of the people, I know a whole lot of the kids, and enjoy doing things for the school. Also gives me something to do a few days each month if I like. My wife is also a sub and is also working today at the school. Both of us will be doing so again on Friday.

    Surprisingly most of the students are well behaved, have manners, and are really good kids. I think most of that is due to it being a small school, know most of the parents (or they know who I am), and the region. Not a big metro area and mostly rural. There are a few jerks and you quickly learn who they are. I don’t mess with them and just send them to the office on their first infraction. Generally solves the problem. I am known as a mean sub and that is just fine with me. I am not here to be their friend.

  10. Dave Hardy says:

    “I was between Tom Smith, who’s the Chairman of the County Commissioners, and Bryan Edwards, who’s the Sparta Town Manager. We got along great…”

    Outstanding. Meatspace.

    “Home schooled kids are the future of this country, now that the public schools have been destroyed.”

    I figure that nowadays, maybe one percent of the kids in the publik skools, if they are determined enough and slick enough, can manage to get out after twelve years with the vestiges of a decent education, mostly on their own hook, i.e., library, outside reading, independent study and research, etc. The rest are being lost. And we see and hear the results of that with two generations daily in this country.

    “And we’ll be opposed by a bunch of effete, unarmed, tofu-eating metrosexuals, very few of whom have even been in a schoolyard fight.”

    But currently, and even with Trump’s “election” victory, it’s these sorts of people who control the levers of gummint and culture, and by extension, the armed forces and police. It remains to be seen how this will all shake out in the coming years.

    And meanwhile the usual suspects are working just as fast and as hard as they can to sabotage the “election” results. We’ll see how that pans out in the next few weeks. Remember, anything can happen nowadays, nothing is ever too loony or outrageous here.

  11. nick flandrey says:

    @Ray, there are things you could do to defend.

    There was a really good site, that I can’t find at the moment.

    One I remember was a bottle of dish soap, to squirt under the door (makes it harder to attack your door).
    There are ways to secure the door, even if a key is used. Think about nylon webbing or a coil of aircraft cable (like a kensington lock.) The Best Defense, on OutdoorLife channel and the web, has a segment on school shooter response with some interesting ways to secure a door, and some potential responses.
    Medical help will be 20 minutes to an hour in coming. They will not allow medical response until “the school is secure”. You are on your own, and the only resource for your students. Carry a ‘blow out kit’ MINIMUM and better would be a bag with at least 3 trauma response kits- scissors, gloves, pads, kerlix, quickclot, israeli bandage, tourniquet. $100 and an old lappy bag….

    The current lockdown policy is only good until they try a Beslan here, then it just provides more hostages. The growing awareness is it is best to run away, deny the shooter targets, deny a terrorist gang hostages.

    Also, doesn’t work well if the attack happens during recess or class change– see the events of a month or two ago. (note also that the kid died because he bled out, despite having help right there, but without resources)

    I know you’re a sub, so you can’t stash stuff in your closet, but a lappy bag would cover most of it.

    nick

  12. nick flandrey says:

    And the thought police ride to the fray, gotta protect the echo chamber:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/11/breaking-media-list-fake-news-websites-includes-breitbart-infowars-zerohedge-twitchy-blaze/

    n

  13. Ray Thompson says:

    As a sub we are not allowed to render aid to any student regardless of the situation. Explicit policy of the school system that was drummed into us several times during training. Even if the student is bleeding out and will die our ONLY option is to call the front office. Apparently a legal issue thanks to the damn lawyers. Which I think absolutely sucks and is wrong. I would render whatever aid I could and to hell with the repercussions. A life is more important than a bunch bozos’ policies.

    There is really no way to secure the door. They all open out as required by fire code. The handles if they could be zip tied do not have anything close that door could be tied to. Doors are solid wood, reinforced around the latch into a metal frame. They would be tough to get through. Any defenses I could come up with would pale in comparison to the actual door.

    There is an emergency kit in each room for the teacher’s use, not the sub. In a real emergency I would use the kit. Contains gloves, compress bandages, ice packs, etc. There is also a barf kit with absorbent material, gloves, container, brush to sweep it up and disinfectant.

    As a sub our legal response is highly limited and I suspect is a liability issue as we are not full time employees. Regardless, I would help if needed and deal with it later. That is why I have liability insurance. Hell, just touching a student is grounds for termination.

  14. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    “it’s these sorts of people who control the levers of gummint and culture, and by extension, the armed forces and police.”

    Nearly all of whom outside the upper ranks are also Normals.

  15. nick flandrey says:

    I admire that attitude in someone who is entrusted with the lives of my kids.

    As you said though, there are scenarios where you might have to defend the door from someone with keys.

    A broomstick and a loop of cable or webbing will secure even an outward opening door.

    The Best Defense showed some ways to secure an outward open door that I hadn’t considered. TIME is your friend and the attacker’s enemy.

    Wedging or “penny-ing” the door might work too. (jam material into the gap between the door and the jamb, with the goal of pressing tightly on the securing latch so it won’t move. Popular dorm prank….) A couple of the plastic or wooden shims from Home Depot would work for that.

    The main defense is to upset the script in the attacker’s head. The research suggests that these guys are acting out a plan or script that they have spent a lot of time considering. ANY response that doesn’t fit the script can cause them to end the attack (often by killing themselves.) That’s why even token response works, and why the first defender on the site usually ends the attack. This is why the doctrine got changed to “anyone who can get there and ATTACK” from ‘secure the perimeter and wait for SWAT.” This is the tragedy of the Miami night club attack, the cops pulled off and waited in violation of everything we know about stopping active shooter attacks.

    nick

  16. MrAtoz says:

    And the thought police ride to the fray, gotta protect the echo chamber:

    Add to that, China whining about “Global Gooberment” control/monitoring of the innertubes. We can thank Ofukstik for that. Also RINOs for giving in. Thanks, Ryan!

  17. MrAtoz says:

    Google “will” fix “fake” news stories. Lol! The NYT reporting “tRump seeks TS clearances for his kids according to sources.” tRump says that is a lie. NYT and Google response: zzz zzz zzz crickets.

  18. SteveF says:

    The handles if they could be zip tied do not have anything close that door could be tied to.

    Connect the door handle to a fat kid’s ankle, then set a donut just out of the kid’s reach. Ain’t nobody pulling that door open.

  19. dkreck says:

    OMG – fat shaming, What next?

  20. Ray Thompson says:

    A broomstick and a loop of cable or webbing will secure even an outward opening door.

    Door handles are flush with the frame, nothing to attach webbing to, no broom handles. Best would be to stack the desks and make entry difficult.

  21. Dave Hardy says:

    “This is why the doctrine got changed to “anyone who can get there and ATTACK” from ‘secure the perimeter and wait for SWAT.””

    IIRC, there was at least one cop already there working the door (so much for door security) and another one close by and they both responded immediately and were then told to back off. How many dead because of that? Dunno, but their blood is on the hands of not only the murdering piece of shit, but also the police brass and/or political hacks who made that call. I would have disobeyed orders and gone in the rest of the way, ya know, in for a penny, in for a pound. Take the consequences after, like Mr. Ray is willing to do.

    “Also RINOs for giving in. Thanks, Ryan!”

    OFD has developed a visceral hatred and loathing for RINOs after a lifetime of seeing them at work, starting with home territory back in Maffachufetts.

    “NYT and Google response: zzz zzz zzz crickets.”

    They’re now at the stage of simply throwing out blatant lies and seeing if anyone bites, and if called on it, they don’t bother responding. What’s needed are deep-pockets lawsuits by the sorts of law teams that a guy like tRump and his family can afford.

    “Connect the door handle to a fat kid’s ankle…”

    Shouldn’t be any trouble finding a fat kid, either.

    “Best would be to stack the desks and make entry difficult.”

    Best of all would be sneaking a gun in to defend yourself and kidz but I guess everyone goes through metal detectors or something by now. Or how about calling out a bunch of this nonsense at a skool board meeting?

  22. Ray Thompson says:

    Best of all would be sneaking a gun in to defend yourself and kidz but I guess everyone goes through metal detectors or something by now.

    No metal detectors yet. But having a gun on school property I would be looking at significant prison time if I got caught. Not worth the risk by any stretch. And they do have random drug and weapons sweeps of the schools and the subs are not exempt from being fondled. Being familiar with most of the local LEO’s I don’t think would allow me exemption.

    Kid got caught with a bullet in his truck, no weapons, just a single bullet. Suspended from school and sent to alternative school. School system was considering charging the parents. Kid has never returned to school for reasons I don’t know.

    My little pocket knife could, if the LEO’s were assholes, get me in trouble. The school resource officer knows I have it and said just keep it out of sight. But actually violates the zero tolerance policy. If a kid had it they would be thrown out of school.

  23. lynn says:

    Didn’t SCOTUS say that you can not ban guns in school parking lot ?

  24. Ray Thompson says:

    Didn’t SCOTUS say that you can not ban guns in school parking lot ?

    Don’t know. But here in the state of TN any weapon is big time trouble. Fishing knife that a father left in the truck, boom, charged. A single bullet, boom, charged. A scope, boom, charged. A pocket knife in the glove compartment, boom, charged. Zero tolerance for anything that might be a weapon.

    Generally the kid gets expelled, placed in alternative school, faces felony charges and the parents face some expensive legal bills.

    Even drug residue causes issues. Dogs come through the school and alert on a students clothing and the student is hustled off and generally strip searched. Parents are called and must pick up the child at the police station. Suspension is a possibility.

  25. MrAtoz says:

    Didn’t SCOTUS say that you can not ban guns in school parking lot ?

    I haven’t heard that. In Vegas, I know people who carry lock their gun in the car in the lot when they go in to get their kid. I don’t even know the legalities.

  26. MrAtoz says:

    Zero tolerance for anything that might be a weapon.

    I guess Mr. SteveF couldn’t even come on school property, him being a human weapon and all.

  27. MrAtoz says:

    Even drug residue causes issues. Dogs come through the school and alert on a students clothing and the student is hustled off and generally strip searched. Parents are called and must pick up the child at the police station. Suspension is a possibility.

    When I was in High School, we called this prison. What happened in 45 years? Now K-12 is prison, and prison is a vacation.

  28. MrAtoz says:

    Palate cleanser for Mr. Ray:

    Obama’s new pitch: Obamacare is “less than your cellphone bill”

  29. dkreck says:

    Yes California actually came up with a law and KHSD actually approved it.

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=kern+high+school+district+guns&tbm=nws

    rules are impossible however.

  30. Dave Hardy says:

    “But here in the state of TN any weapon is big time trouble…”

    This is Soviet-era-style police state bullshit. And I’m certain it ain’t just TN, probably worse in other states and I’m looking at YOU, Maffachufetts, NJ, NY, etc. Outrageous.

    “When I was in High School, we called this prison. What happened in 45 years? Now K-12 is prison, and prison is a vacation.”

    Excellent. I may steal this. What happened? Communism. Yeah, that’s right. Communism. They beat our pants off without firing a shot here. (assorted “hot” proxy wars elsewhere that didn’t mean diddly in the end). They infiltrated the government and its skool systems, and the whole culture, pretty much. Two to three generations of Murkan derps got a neo-Marxist education, derived originally from German and French theorists. So sure, skools are now for all intents and purposes, prisons. And if you get sent to prison you’re entitled to legal representation, three hots and a cot, tee-vee, conjugal visits, your own web site, and all the booze and dope that can be smuggled in. All you gotta do is hook up with the right gang, and then work the system.

    As RBT says, home schooling and online education is NOW and the future; don’t consign your children to the State’s skool systems. No wonder their heads are full of mush and they don’t know anything useful and believe everything should be handed to them and that pixels are all you need of reality.

    Overcast with steady drizzle here today; contractors beginning on the windows for Mrs. OFD’s studio/shed finally. Today for me was, as Jerry Pournelle says, devoured by locusts. Got my last bit of Fed background check paperwork out to them for that job that may or may not materialize later this month or next. Ran a couple of errands, and now about to start supper for us, just the two of us, empty nesters, lol. We’re DINKS, double-income-no-kids. (I count my SS as partial (and piddly) income).

  31. Dave Hardy says:

    As a much-needed digression from the LIGHTBULB discussion:

    http://starvingthemonkeys.com/2016/11/14/off-grid-lead-acid-battery-principles/

    Again, as with solar power configs, SPARE PARTS!

  32. DadCooks says:

    @OFD, that is an interesting off-grid battery link, even better is the link in the post and the link in the link (lost yet?).

    I am trying to reawaken my deep knowledge of batteries from my submarine days. I was the Senior Qualified Battery Charging Electrician on 3 submarines. The two most important systems on a submarine are the Emergency Blow System and the Battery System.

    The mention in the first post regarding an additive to restore a battery does not give proper information. You do not ever want to put those conditioners in your battery. They completely change the chemistry of the battery, can lead to plate warping and cracking, and change the charge/discharge characteristics making it a problem when used with other batteries.

    A battery is not a battery is not a battery. Their construction and characteristics are different. Even though there are only a few battery manufacturers left who make the bazillion different brands, each brand and model within a brand are made differently. Batteries do not like to be mixed with batteries that are not built exactly alike. Mix batteries and you will have decreased capacity, performance, and life.

  33. Dave Hardy says:

    Thanks for that additional clarification, Mr. DadCooks; excellent. We’re doing well here today, at least, not like at home where the day was devoured by locusts.

    Whenever we get around to putting a generator in, I’ll be ramping up with the manual and ordering the most critical spare parts accordingly. I don’t think I wanna mess with batteries that much except on an ad-hoc basis, maybe, to run charging stations or radios out in the sticks.

  34. pcb_duffer says:

    [snip] Even drug residue causes issues. [snip]

    Back in my high school days, when the drug dog was going to show up, a large group of us scofflaws would rub a leaf or three on the sole of our shoe, then walk around campus as per normal. Dammed hounds didn’t know what to do, and we laughed openly at the cops.

  35. Dave Hardy says:

    “Back in my high school days, when the drug dog was going to show up…”

    How did you know? However you knew, very poor OPSEC on the part of somebody. We had dope dawgs go through our barracks with zero warning ahead of time during my sentence with Uncle, but quite often the handler would simply control the mutt so he or she wouldn’t alert on us. (handler being fellow security police). Several times this occurred when the hallways were filled with pot smoke and incense, and various parties were “holding” in their rooms or hootches.

  36. ech says:

    Looks like Reid is no longer going to be the Senate Minority Leader.

    Yeah, as he didn’t run for reelection.

  37. lynn says:

    One of the impressions that I am getting from Trump is that he is going to force school choice and school vouchers across the USA. Kids should have the ability to go to any school that they want to. Or get vouchers to go to any private school.

  38. lynn says:

    “Professor Stephen Hawking says humans will be WIPED OUT in 1,000 years unless we find new planet”
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/professor-stephen-hawking-says-humans-9271348

    One is reminded of the Zero Hedge motto.

  39. SteveF says:

    I guess Mr. SteveF couldn’t even come on school property, him being a human weapon and all.

    Not entirely incorrect. The asshole stupid worthless goddamn bitch of a principal at my daughter’s public school for kindergarten attempted to have me banned from school property because I made her uncomfortable and was obviously dangerous. (This followed my calling bullshit on her when she was lying to me about NYS legal requirements for graduating kindergarten — of which there are none, because children are not required to attend kindergarten — and her power to have my daughter tracked into special ed if I was not cooperative — which she may have been able to pull off thanks to corruption in the system.) (And, dammit, I was not recording the conversation, a mistake I did not repeat.) When that ploy failed, she insisted that the school guard be present when she and others met with my wife and me. The guard, an unarmed, pleasant enough geezer who probably could be intimidating to kindergarteners and possibly half of the first graders, basically just exchanged eye-rolls with me.

    There was an incident at a federal building, not a school, some years before that. The guard was attempting to confiscate my Leatherman micro because the 1″ blade was a dangerous weapon. My sarcasm was apparently not appreciated and he wielded the blade like a weapon and feinted toward me while saying something along the lines of “I could slice you up real good.” “Starting to say”, I should have written, as he was disarmed with a broken elbow, a stomped but probably not broken knee, and a chopped but not collapsed throat before he got past the first “feinting” thrust. The other guards were rather distressed, as were the cops (marshalls?) who came to assist, but the witnesses and video clearly showed he’d attacked me unprovoked. Day ended with me not having been arrested and one of the other guards privately telling me the downed guard had been a problem with other “civilians” in the building but this time he didn’t get away with his bullying, “But I never said anything, right?”

    Regarding the assmuncher of a principal, fun fact: in our last meeting, when I told the hag I was pulling my daughter from the suck-ass public school system, I also told her that I hoped she died soon, in great pain. A couple years later it was brought to my attention that she’d died of cancer (I think), or anyway something with a 100% mortality rate. Fear my power!

  40. SteveF says:

    One is reminded of the Zero Hedge motto.

    “Predicting twelve of the last zero economic meltdowns”?

  41. MrAtoz says:

    lol! Pelosi to “muscle mutiny.

    After 40 or so seat losses, the Dumbocrats have learned NOTHING! They’ll probably vote the hag back in. They just got their asses handed to them for being out of touch, so vote in one of the reasons they got whacked by tRump. Maybe she’ll run in 2020.

  42. nick flandrey says:

    I didn’t repost the battery link, because I think there are some factual errors as well as some errors of omission.

    Specifically he armwaves the ?desulfation? that you can do. There are a lot of DIY conditioners to do it and it works. Just because grid up you can buy the correct batteries, and not worry about desulfating them, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t talk about them.

    There were some other things that my eye caught on, but I’m not an expert, and was leaving the house to actually do paying work…

    Grain of salt and all that.

    nick

  43. lynn says:

    “On a long enough timeline, the survivability of everyone is zero.”

    In other words, the problems of the 3,000s is the problems of the people living then.

  44. Dave Hardy says:

    “One of the impressions that I am getting from Trump is that he is going to force school choice and school vouchers across the USA.”

    I hope you at least knock on wood when you say stuff like that; this is all like unto wish lists and counting chickens before they hatch. We still have to sweat 12/19, which the commie scheisskopfen are aiming at right now, and then 01/20, regardless. After that we have to sweat whatever pressures are brought to bear on him by the usual suspects, looking for “compromise” and “reconciliation” and other such claptrap that they don’t bother to offer us when THEY’VE won. I only hope he can avoid any more wars and he leaves our guns alone. Beyond that is icing on the cake for me.

    “Fear my power!”

    Oh fuck YEAH! That’s WAY beyond the usual martial arts curriculum, IIRC, dropping mofos from a distance with cancer. Wow. Color me impressed!

    Reminder to self: don’t piss off Mr. SteveF.

    (I got enough pain already with this spine of mine, hopefully the second shot will do the trick next Tuesday, the usual four hours of driving involved, of course.)

  45. nick flandrey says:

    In TX school teachers and district employees can be armed at the discretion of the district. HISD (lefty democrat) would have heads exploding. My district is better, but I if they have anyone armed, they don’t advertise.

    Some of the rural districts do advertise, and got world wide press for their new sign a month or so ago…

    Utah has had armed teachers in classrooms for some time.

    In TX, you can leave your gun in the car, or carry on the grounds. The law says “premises” which in TX means buildings. There are other restrictions that you can run into regarding sporting events. I guess they think spectators will get riled and start blasting away. When I pick up the kids, I consider carefully how good my cover garment is, and if I need to go inside or not. Same at events on and off campus.

    In the car is better than no where, but not as good as with you.

    nick

  46. Dave Hardy says:

    “After 40 or so seat losses, the Dumbocrats have learned NOTHING!”

    As that pain-in-the-ass OFD keeps saying, ad infinitum, ad nauseum, when the Left screws up or fails at something, they DOUBLE DOWN on it. Rinse and repeat. Like those elections over in Euro-Land.

  47. Dave Hardy says:

    “In TX, you can leave your gun in the car, or carry on the grounds. The law says “premises” which in TX means buildings. There are other restrictions that you can run into regarding sporting events.”

    That’s an example right here of the nationwide crazy-ass patchwork of various laws, regulations and ordinances regarding firearms; I just read a piece in American Handgunner magazine about all the chit that a gun guy there is going through right now with a valid license and permits, just to shoot at local ranges with friends. In a previous issue he detailed the insane mess of actually getting that license in the first place.

    I am going back outside right now to kiss the gravel and thank God I live in Vermont.

  48. Dave Hardy says:

    Hugely amusing:

    http://freedomoutpost.com/physically-violent-hillary-lashed-out-against-aides-in-drunken-tirade-on-election-night-report/

    Now picture this psycho crone getting miffed at Prince Vlad or somebody else and pushing all the nukular codes, drunk on her ass.

    I sure hope they would have had a ‘fail-safe’ thing going on for something like that if she got in. Maybe I should say ‘if she GETS in’ which could theoretically still happen.

  49. MrAtoz says:

    When I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY, I needed a license just to transport my shooster gun to the civy range. I still have it somewhere. I called the Sheriff up there for several years to keep it up to date. It was a piece of paper with my photo stapled on it. My prints were (still are I suspect) on file somewhere.

  50. MrAtoz says:

    I also read that BJ Larry threw his cell phone off the penthouse roof. To bad he didn’t throw Cankles off.

  51. SteveF says:

    Reminder to self: don’t piss off Mr. SteveF.

    Not to worry. You’re still my honorary cool older brother.

    dropping mofos from a distance with cancer. Wow. Color me impressed!

    Some people, no doubt jealous of my power, have attempted to tell me that it’s just coincidence. Bah, say I.

    Though honesty compels me to admit that I’ve told quite some number of people that I hoped they die in pain, and I’ve heard of only the one who did. However, I’m not going to let a little thing like evidence — I mean, “evidence”, with as many sneer quotes as I can stack on it — get in the way of my convictions.

  52. ech says:

    One of the impressions that I am getting from Trump is that he is going to force school choice and school vouchers across the USA.

    The feds have no place doing that to local school districts. Better to abolish DOEd.

  53. paul says:

    This has had me laughing all day.

    Mental defect on my part, I’m sure. But what the eff, here you go
    https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-zR2uiR9lnGE/WCt5BapWUAI/AAAAAAAAR5I/nLaTaHPRU14DtboSVWh-E-l8CNIBRujvwCLcB/s1600/Full%2BMoon%2Band%2BEmpty%2BHead%2B1.jpg

    That is a horrible URL. Full of tracking your ass for the NSA shit. Well, tracking my ass, anyway.

    A better URL:
    https://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/2016/11/full-moon-and-empty-head.html

  54. MrAtoz says:

    Madcow is screeching how tRump is going to make money even if his holdings are controlled by his kids. Talk about clueless. Fukstik Cankles made multi-millions from deals and speeches. Hypocrites one and all. Another useless Libturdian Lez that needs to go away.

  55. SteveF says:

    You could have just passed them this ostensibly tracker-free url: https://hopenchangecartoons.blogspot.com/2016/11/full-moon-and-empty-head.html

    As a bonus, you get the bonus cartoon on that post, which I think is much funnier.

  56. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I have quite a few gay and lesbian friends, and I’m pretty sure most or all of them voted for Trump. One or two of them are also serious preppers.

  57. SteveF says:

    No true gay* man would vote for Trump.

    * Or black. Or educated. Or …

  58. SteveF says:

    One of the impressions that I am getting from Trump is that he is going to force school choice and school vouchers across the USA.

    The feds have no place doing that to local school districts.

    Under long-established precedent, Congress can give funds to the states with conditions attached. The states are under no obligation whatsoever to accept the funds if they find the conditions unacceptable. The states’ residents will still have their income confiscated to go into the federal money pool, regardless of whether the state government accepts or declines the money.

    Ref the de facto national drinking age of 21. Hell, Trump could even use the same slogan to help ram it through: Think of the chi-i-i-i-i-i-ildren!

    Better to abolish DOEd.

    That’s just crazy talk.

  59. paul says:

    You are right Mr SteveF. I was trying to toss just the link to the picture. Uh, ’cause there might be a possibly offended snowflake here.

  60. MrAtoz says:

    I wonder why all these mayors are declaring their cities as “sanctuary” cities? I wonder what the people there think of it? Is it for votes? Humanitarianism? WTF? I hope tRump cuts any and all of my tax money going to those STATES! Maybe pressure from the rest of the State will force their hand.

  61. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Virtue signaling.

  62. pcb_duffer says:

    [snip] However you knew, very poor OPSEC on the part of somebody. [snip]

    I don’t know the specifics, but the rumor mill was efficient and accurate. It wouldn’t surprise me if the ‘right sort of kids’ got advanced warnings so they didn’t have to face the music, have mom & dad be ‘publicly humiliated’ etc. And of course those kids, realizing that the whole system was full of shit, made sure that all their stoner friends knew, too. Probably no more than 80% of the student body had ganja (or something stronger) on their persons, in their lockers, or in their cars over the course of the school year. And of course the Sheriff’s Department wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. A lot of the deputies would have been much more concerned with the problem of Negros being allowed to freely associate with Caucasians, especially Caucasian females.

  63. Dave Hardy says:

    “And of course those kids, realizing that the whole system was full of shit, made sure that all their stoner friends knew, too.”

    Good for them. Not that I advocate being stoned. Not anymore, anyway.

    “A lot of the deputies would have been much more concerned with the problem of Negros being allowed to freely associate with Caucasians, especially Caucasian females.”

    Sounds like an interesting high skool experience back then.

  64. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Interesting. I was in high school between autumn 1968 and spring 1971. I don’t remember any drug searches at school, and although there were a few students who used grass, that was about it. No real racial hostility, either. Black kids and white kids hung out mostly with other kids of their own color, but there were numerous cross-overs and interracial friendships, and not just among the jocks. All through junior high and senior high, I sat at lunch tables which usually had at least one black kid.

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