Sunday, 12 February 2017

By on February 12th, 2017 in personal, politics

10:01 – It was 55.3F (13C) and calm when I took Colin out this morning, with a forecast high today of 66F (19C), with heavy winds gusting to 60 MPH (96 KPH) and thunderstorms moving in this afternoon.

I see there was a massive protest in Raleigh against Trump and HB2, the so-called anti-LGBT law. What a bunch of losers. I’m reminded of that 1971 track from Ten Years After, I’d Love to Change the World.

Everywhere is freaks and hairies
Dykes and fairies,
Tell me where is sanity.
Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more.

These people are delusional, and I mean both the protesters and the so-called “transsexuals” on whose behalf they’re marching. Of course, other than the hard-core paid organizers of such events, the marchers are in fact victims. Victims of our so-called public education system, which in reality is nothing but a progressive propaganda system. Most people can’t think, so we can’t blame them for believing what has been drummed into them since they were children. The pity is that we permit them to vote.

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38 Comments and discussion on "Sunday, 12 February 2017"

  1. Dave Hardy says:

    + 1,000

    I will opine, however, that the late Alvin Lee was probably one of the fastest guitarists, but I’d rank him lower as a lot of it was just flash. The late Johnny Winter was also amazingly fast and not quite as flashy. The king of simply astounding guitar playing now is Carlos Santana. In the jazz area, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin; he and Santana did at least one album together long, long ago. Put it on a decent stereo system or through good headphones and lie back.

    Overcast snow sky with temp still at 14 and the Warning is still in effect for more or less continuous snow starting this afternoon and going through Monday morning, 7-14 inches. I imagine the French Toast People are very busy down in Megalopolis but it’s very quiet around this ‘hood and the county outside the “city” up the road.

  2. SteveF says:

    The pity is that we permit them to vote.


    No, wait. Dammit! That was a microaggression, or even a milliaggression, and my agreeing with it was an aggression, too.

  3. Dave Hardy says:

    And our reading here and agreeing, even if only in our heads, is another aggression.

    Unless you’re a snowflake, and then you’re cowering and whimpering in your safe space with your coloring book and teddy bear. Soon, the local commie cell commissar will stop by and encourage you to express your fear and anger in a mass protest down in front of Bob’s house. If you’re female he’ll have a cool pink hat for you to wear, and if you’re a guy, a mask and scarf to cover your face so you can look like a cool revolutionary cadre.

  4. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I seriously doubt we’ll see that up here in Sparta, now or in the foreseeable future.

  5. OFD says:

    True dat.

    Their main stage seems to always be urban, so fah. So you get it in Raleigh, Mordor, Boston, SF, etc. Up here they’d see outright scorn and ridicule, at best. And by “up here” I mean, of course, not in Burlap or the college towns, which are hotbeds of commie bullshit.

  6. OFD says:

    And speaking of urban versus rural, check out this map:

    I downloaded the entire series but haven’t gotten around to watching them yet; indeed, how come I was never taught this back in high skool? They covered the War Between the States from the Union perspective, of course, and the world wars from the Murkan one, natch (we won both wars by ourselves).

    Another interesting factoid is that I have the late Paul Fussell’s edited anthology of modern war, and among all the trendy writers and artists who flocked to Spain for that civil war back then, only two joined up with the Nationalists. Dozens of others went for the commies.

    The current Murkan map is sorta the same; the Clinton Archipelago surrounds the vast Flyover Country in between. Red versus Blue, with some Purple here and there, like up here: the capital, Montpeculiar, Burlap, the largest city at 50k, and the college towns like Middlebury and Bennington, versus the rest of the state. So on the MSM map of blue and red states, Vermont comes out blue, but by Jeezum, most of the state is actually fucking RED!

  7. CowboySlim says:

    @OFD…….HEY, that’s enough NANOagression for the day!!!!

  8. Greg Norton says:

    I seriously doubt we’ll see that up here in Sparta, now or in the foreseeable future.

    May 1 in Seattle. Bored wealthy snowflakes. This one will probably be a May Day for the record books.

    The protests start right after the 4 PM shift change at Starbucks.

  9. OFD says:

    Oh yeah, I think we can expect to see a shit-ton of this crap on the commies’ favorite holiday, nationwide. In the cities, of course, not in Sparta or Saint Albans Bay.

    Speaking of snowflakes, they’re coming down here now, straight and steady. A plow truck has already been by, no doubt maxing out the time he can spend doing this, from now until Monday night, I’m guessing.

  10. lynn says:

    “DAVID ROSE: How can we trust global warming scientists if they keep twisting the truth”

    “They were duped – and so were we. That was the conclusion of last week’s damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data.”

    “A landmark scientific paper –the one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming since 2000 – was critically flawed. And thanks to the bravery of a whistleblower, we now know that for a fact.”

    Now again, what does the Bible say to do to a prophet who lies to you ?

    And I posted this to my favorite place on Usenet so I can start the fire up there.

  11. SteveF says:

    Give him another government grant.

  12. Greg Norton says:

    And I posted this to my favorite place on Usenet so I can start the fire up there.

    What? Usenet is still around?

    I’ve been thinking lately that a dial UUCP network would be a useful thing to have in a situation where the government shuts down or severly restricts the broadband Internet. The traditional copper phone line still has a lot of legal protections that a cable modem does not.

  13. Miles_Teg says:

    I gave up on USENET five or so years ago. It seemed to be dying even then. I loved it back in the day. I wonder how things are going in…

  14. SteveF says:

    RoadRunner (aka TimeWarner), our monopoly carrier at the time, mostly or completely dropped usenet maybe eight years ago. IIRC the excuse was that it was a swamp of kiddie porn. IIRC, that was generally viewed as a rationalization, that the big carriers had wanted to drop usenet for some time for some reason. (“Money” would be my first guess at the reason, but I haven’t looked into it.)

  15. OFD says:

    I haven’t been on Usenet for years now, kinda forgot about it.

    I sorta miss DECnet, the in-house BBS we had back in the day, and I also sorta miss the old BBS world, including the Boston Computer Society, which used to offer classes and camaraderie, now long gone.

    The warmist plotters and liars should be flogged and then put to work on road gangs; any whose prognostications caused a loss of money or property should have to redress that and any who whose bullshit caused a loss of life should be executed.

    This is nothing more than what some of them have advocated for us Normals and “deniers.”

  16. DadCooks says:

    /sarcasm on/
    And I miss 300 baud modems.
    /sarcasm off/

  17. OFD says:

    Well, if the S really ever does hit the F bad enuff, we may be trying to hook up modems again, and otherwise running on the sneakerNET and manual typewriters.

  18. RickH says:

    I was reading John D Brown’s blog (fiction author; really liked his two ‘thriller’ books, and he’s done some fantasy series), where he talks about his really long driveway and snow. Lives in NE Utah, and they’ve had some good storms up there.

    He’s been clearing his driveway manually, and has found a great snow shovel called the Snowcaster. See his entry here ….there’s a video of the Snowcaster.

    If still lived in a snow zone, I’d think about getting one, perhaps even instead of the big snowblower I bought (and used about 4 times before I moved.

  19. SteveF says:

    CNN might just have trouble looming.

    Wikileaks has, so far as I know, a 100% track record of accuracy in what it publicizes.

    In other CNN news, they don’t like being called fake news. Aw, widdle baby might wanna put some ointment on that butthurt.

  20. nick flandrey says:

    One other reason (two actually) to get your ham ticket and setup your station-

    High speed local networking using custom firmware flashed onto old Linksys WiFi routers, or new Ubiquiti gear.

    Or long range email, etc using WinLink on HF bands.


  21. OFD says:

    “…If still lived in a snow zone, I’d think about getting one…”

    That vid had the guy on a flat stretch of cement or concrete or whatever and about an inch or two of snow. We have a flat gravel driveway and there’s already a good eight inches down and it’s still coming, fast and steady. I think I’ve seen these gizmos somewhere around here at one of the hardware stores and I’d be willing to try it if our driveway was a real long one but it ain’t. We have our pile of firewood and the firewood racks at the back end and the two cars take up most of the rest. I’ll do what I can with my Snow-Joe electric and the shovel, and of course I’m really looking forward to the front end, where the plow keeps piling it up to the consistency of cement about three feet high. But maybe one of the two neighbors to my right and across the street will again take pity on an old crippled soldier and knock it outta the way with one of their machines; they love to play with them.

    “CNN might just have trouble looming.”

    That would be really cool. Dunno if I can stand the suspense. Take those fuckers down!

    I bookmarked the winlink link, thanks Mr. nick. Yeah, the ham license. I gotta get back on that again, while I’m setting up my work space in the attic. Already have plans for the wire antennas going out the window for the scanner and shortwave, plus another one inside the attic, a big oval around the inside space.

    And I got RHEL 7.3 loaded onto the server machine I’ll be running stuff on up there, but have run into a small snag getting Nethserver installed on it. Otherwise, all is groovy, and the snow keeps coming here, fast and steady. Already eight inches and counting. Haven’t seen this in quite a while.

  22. lynn says:

    Give him another government grant.

    The USA government is broke. If the interest rates rise much more, it will be looking for a place to lay down and die.

    I am continuously amazed at the people who believe that we can tax ourselves into prosperity.

  23. Roy Truax says:

    I came across a report a couple of months ago, that some group was paying $2,500 a month to people to come out and protest any time they were called out.

  24. OFD says:

    “I am continuously amazed at the people who believe that we can tax ourselves into prosperity.”

    Hahaha…it really doesn’t make any fucking sense at all, does it? Yet here we are. Truly astounding.

    “…some group was paying $2,500 a month to people to come out and protest any time they were called out.”

    Damn, that’s more than I’m making right now…where do I sign up? Do I gotta drive to Boston or NYC? Is there a van pool or sumthin? Can I protest at the IRS office?

  25. ech says:

    I ran the newsgroup split for rec.gambling on Usenet back in 1995. It was a clusterfeck of grand proportions and led to changes in how newsgroup votes were done. I ended up (possibly) being named in a federal lawsuit as a John Doe.

  26. ech says:

    The “bathroom bills” would be unneeded if states had reasonable laws on getting gender markers changed on identity documents.

  27. nick flandrey says:

    This and other situations like this are why you need bug out bags and plans even if you intend to die in your home when SHTF.

    “100,000 People Are Evacuating Over “Imminent Failure” Of California’s Oroville Dam”

    There are a lot of things that can happen that are less than TEOTWAWKI, but still devastating.


  28. lynn says:

    I gave up on USENET five or so years ago. It seemed to be dying even then. I loved it back in the day. I wonder how things are going in…

    Use Thunderbird with Eternal September, the free Usenet server. Only text groups, no binaries. Ray Banana has only a couple of rules that can be very loosely put as, don’t be stupid. seems to be just about dead like most of Usenet. I hang out in and a few other groups. I also hang out in rec.arts.sf.written where I am despised for saying bad things about AGW.

  29. OFD says:

    Yup, just saw a bunch of nooz and pics on the Oroville dam thing; 165k peeps being evacuated? Wow.

    And there’s trouble in Sugarland:

    Bugout bags and plans are not quite up to snuff here yet; we’d have to bail to other residences 30 miles to the south and possibly worse chit there. And about the only SHTF circumstances I can envision for here would be a nasty train derailment with burst tank cars filled with nerve gas or sumthin’ three miles away, a plane crashing into the village here, or Champ goes on a mighty tear from the bay.

  30. OFD says:

    And worse trouble in North Carolina:

    What is that word….enough? Is it enough yet?

    “Oh, it’s only a tiny minority…”

    How about when one of these tiny minority people does it to your kid? And they’re here illegally…

    Of course we have our own population of subhuman pieces of shit already. Check your local state sex offenders registry; it can be a real eye-opener as to how close they are. Got kids? Grandkids?

  31. ech says:

    Good article by a prominent voice in the open source community on Communist inspired memes.

  32. lynn says:

    BTW, this is what I mean by you cannot tax yourself into prosperity. In 2014, the USA produced 5,406 milli0n metric tons of CO2:

    At the new proposed tax of $40/ton of CO2 (was $15/ton before), this equates to a new tax of $216 billion/year. Of course, the tax will be scheduled to add another $40 per ton of CO2 each year.

  33. nick flandrey says:

    Doin the jobs americans won’t do….


  34. OFD says:

    Thanks, Mr. ech; that is an outstanding essay by Mr. Eric Raymond, and I was a bit surprised to see it. Perhaps if he’d seen what some of us saw in SEA back in the 1960s and 1970s he would have jettisoned his “moderate” liberal anti-communism a lot sooner.

    I bet some peeps here thought I was like unto a broken record, always yammering about the commies and how they’ve beaten us without firing a shot here and that they started this caper back in the 1930s. Well, there it is.

    And isn’t it just shocking that the worst things the “rabid” anti-communist Right said and wrote about the communists and their project here are all fucking true? When we were called Nazis and fascists and wack jobs.

    Frankly, I don’t think we’ll beat the clock on turning these shitbirds out before a so-called Francoite Right asserts itself and wipes the commies and the hadjis from the face of the earth by whatever means necessary.

    And if I’d been around during the Spanish Civil War and fighting over there, it would have been on the side of the Nationalists. And cheering Stuka dive bombers when they blew up commie bunkers.

  35. nick flandrey says:

    And THAT is my biggest problem with the illegals from south of the border, and sand land. THEY FUCK KIDS. Ok so do people here, but HERE we KNOW IT’S WRONG. In sand land, their freaking god thinks it not just ok, but great. South of the border, it’s not a big deal. They bring that idea with them here.

    I don’t actually care that much if pedro cuts lawns. I know it destroys opportunity for native kids, but I don’t have the visceral emotional response. I CARE that the fuckers are destroying kids.

    They have lots of names for it, sex trafficking, sex work, human smuggling, human trafficking, but it’s one thing- fucking kids. And it’s WRONG.


  36. OFD says:

    I’m not a big fan of the death penalty, seeing as how it’s been misused or the wrong people got it over the centuries, but that is one of my tiny handful of crimes I consider a capital crime, along with murder, rape, war crimes, and treason.

    Of course, going by those standards, all the living ex-Presidents would go to the gallows or electric chair or whatever, and scum like LBJ would be dug up and hung from a gallows. Larry Klinton all by himself is probably guilty of all five of my tiny handful of capital crimes, and that took some doing, without even going into his dope smuggling and dealing capers back in Arkansas.

    I don’t care, either, if Pedro or Pablo is mowing lawns or even running a going concern, but I don’t want los muchachos messing with kids when they get off work.

    And that’s one thing Mrs. OFD and I are agreed on; she advocates, for child molesters and similar deviates, AK-47 Therapy.

  37. Miles_Teg says:

    ech wrote:

    The “bathroom bills” would be unneeded if states had reasonable laws on getting gender markers changed on identity documents.

    Easier if more wimminz could learn to pee standing up. I’m told it’s possible.

  38. nick flandrey says:

    BTW, took me a while to realize how old that ESR link was – 10 years and still valid.

    Someone must have linked to it recently based on the comments, with a multi-year gap. Many recognizable names in the comments. I’m beginning to wonder about echo chambers myself….


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