Friday, 17 February 2017

By on February 17th, 2017 in news, personal, prepping

09:32 – It was 35.5F (2C) when I took Colin out this morning, without much wind. Barbara arrived back from Winston about 3:00 yesterday afternoon. Colin and I are both delighted.

On her way out of Winston, she made a small Costco run. It was only $57.16 total, of which more than half was Dentastix treats for Colin. The only other things she picked up were cases of 12 cans each of 14.5-oz. green beans ($7.79), 6-oz. tomato paste ($6.79), and 15-oz. tomato sauce ($7.99). The latter two were “organic”. Both of us would prefer inorganic tomato products, but Costco doesn’t carry them.

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I see that there was a national “Day without Immigrants” protest yesterday. What they obviously hoped to prove was that we’d be SOL without immigrants; what they actually proved was that almost no one noticed.

Early next month, there’s to be a general strike of women. Presumably all the prog women will be marching around wearing pink pussy hats and proclaiming how important they are. I predict the actual result will be that no one notices, because the women who actually ARE important won’t be participating in this bullshit. They mostly voted for Trump anyway. As to the strikers, I hope their employers fire all their asses and replace them with good women.

34 Comments and discussion on "Friday, 17 February 2017"

  1. bgrigg says:

    The general strike by women will be over-noticed by MSM…

  2. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    Of course it will. The progs and the MSM remind me of that old play, Much Ado About Nothing.

  3. DadCooks says:

    Yesterday’s “Day Without Immigrants” was a big deal across the river in Pasco WA, where the East side of town is basically little Tijuana. Three big grocery stores, Fiesta Foods, and a bunch of Mexican bakeries closed. So who won here? Not the employees at those businesses. Our grocery stores in Kennewick WA had a higher than usual amount of Mexicans in them yesterday.

    The Mexicans are learning from the Blacks, burn down your neighborhood when you feel you have been wronged.

  4. Dave says:

    Regarding the day without immigrants, I’m all for legal immigration. I’m opposed to illegal immigration, and even more firmly opposed to the efforts to conflate the two.

  5. OFD says:

    The local commie rag out of Burlap ran a long special “feature” the other day on Vermont’s migrant farm workers, allegedly 700 of them scattered around the dairy farms. Some legal and some illegal, and I heard that some people are “fleeing” into O Kanada to escape being rounded up. I also just heard this morning that tRump is considering mobilizing 100k National Guard troops to assist in the roundups. That, and the supposed “wall” coming are sure to incite much more commie protest activity and elements among them are very enthusiastic about escalating to more and more violence.

    Womyn marching will be blown right off the MSM screens once this stuff gets going leading up to May Day. The MSM will of course inflate the numbers by geometric factors and continue their alliance with Deep State operators to torpedo this administration. They may well succeed.

  6. CowboySlim says:

    From yesterday: Paul: “I’d really like to get that ~$100/month deal Spectrum is advertising. But I’m not moving house to get it.”

    I agree, not worth moving household to obtain.

    In my case, I have always been in their service area and a subscriber for several decades. Consequently, I did make sense for me cancel my $180/mo package (landline phone, internet and TV) to the $99.97 package for the same three components.

  7. DadCooks says:

    WRT 100K National Guard Troops:
    Fake News

    Expect the amount of Fake News to reach 110% and more since Trump has thrown down the gauntlet.

  8. OFD says:

    Hmmmmm….except that I saw it on a very right-wing site that would support such a move. And they’re very cognizant of the ‘fake nooz’ vulnerability. I guess we’ll find out soon.

    Bright sunny day w/blue skies here; temp at 26 and rising to 40 this weekend. I’m hoping the snowpack in the driveway will shrink somewhat; I gotta dig the other car out at some point.

  9. MrAtoz says:

    I expect to be called back to Active Duty any day now. Chasing down crimmigrants. I’m looking for a door gunner. Combat pay!!!

  10. CowboySlim says:

    “I expect to be called back to Active Duty any day now. Chasing down crimmigrants. I’m looking for a door gunner. Combat pay!!!”

    Puedo ayudarte! Yo hablo Español!

  11. SteveF says:

    I’m looking for a door gunner.

    If Crooked Cankles had won managed to steal the election, I’d have given thought to rolling up my sleeves. I have experience in overthrowing corrupt and illegitimate governments, after all.

    (And, to roll back the exaggeration, my actions were probably 0.000000000000001% of the total efforts required to reach that end. If I’d been there, which I wasn’t.)

  12. lynn says:

    I have experience in overthrowing corrupt and illegitimate governments, after all.

    Most governments are corrupt, power corrupts after all. But almost no governments are illegitimate. People usually get the government that they want, the government that they deserve.

  13. lynn says:

    “State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson”

    Dude, you rock !

  14. SteveF says:

    People usually get the government that they want, the government that they deserve.

    I dispute the first part of that, and reject the second.

    Individuals in power often get some under false pretenses and then steal more, often with the collusion of their nominal watchers. Or a group takes power, by violence or stealth, while most people are occupied with just getting on with their lives. Or a government may be imposed by outside action, whether interference with elections or cats-paw put in by force. It’s not the norm, but it happens often enough that it’s not exceptional.

    As for “the government that they deserve”, I reject anything that smacks of collective guilt. I’m developing a visceral and violent reaction to anyone telling me that I personally am responsible for the actions or inactions of others.

  15. SteveF says:

    As for the day without immigrants, does anyone remember the government shutdown(s) of late 1995-early 1996? That scumbag Clinton (Bill Clinton, that is; there are a lot of scumbags in the Clinton family) thought he could get the American people to force Gingrich to give in by shutting down non-essential services. And … people barely noticed. That scumbag Obama did the same in 2013 and played games to make it as obtrusive as possible, and people barely noticed, mostly didn’t care, and mostly blamed the scumbag himself for causing problems. Fail!

  16. OFD says:

    Yup, big fail both times, but these lefty assholes never learn; they keep doubling down on their failures at our expense.

    And yes, I am eminently available for door gunner duty again, with or without combat pay. The satisfaction of a job well done is my reward!

    And I read Mr. SteveF’s view on government and people under them and:


  17. OFD says:

    And from the Empire Strikes Back Department:

    Sort of a long read but a good summary of how FUSA operates at home and abroad. Our hands are far from clean, and some of us have known this for a very long time.

  18. Miles_Teg says:

    OFD, how come you’ve gone back under cover?

  19. OFD says:

    I dunno, I just automatically typed in “OFD.” No reason. I’m on all the lists now anyway. None of them good lists, incidentally.

    How come you’ve stayed “undercover?”

  20. OFD says:

    And from the Not Everyone in Hollyweird is a Wacky Prog Department:

    He’ll probably never work there again. But hope springs eternal; Mel Gibson has been rehabilitated and seen the Light.

  21. Miles_Teg says:

    How come you’ve stayed “undercover?”

    ‘Cuz I’m paranoid. I’m on less lists than you and I want it to say that way.

  22. lynn says:

    ‘Cuz I’m paranoid. I’m on less lists than you and I want it to say that way.

    I just want to know how to get off the lists. I have testified in an antitrust case before the FTC (I was against them and had an FTC lawyer go after me). I have signed, along with many other engineers and accountants, fuel reconciliation cases for billions of dollars for the largest public utility in Texas with the Texas Public Utility Commission. I have had the FBI and the CIA in my office concerning XXXXXX processing plants in India, XXXXXX being a very bad word. And I am a licensed engineer in The Great State of Texas.

    Plus every single offshore software development firm in India, Bangladesh, and all of those other crazy places call me every week wanting to save me BIG bucks by doing my software development at greatly reduced costs. Or they want me to invest my money in the latest crazy scheme to make me BIG bucks.

  23. SteveF says:

    concerning XXXXXX processing plants in India, XXXXXX being a very bad word

    Would that bad word be … “progressive”? If so, would that Indian plant be anything like the biodiesel plants that I keep trying to shove Clinton voters into?

    As for getting off caller lists, it’s about impossible, in my experience. eg, headhunter and consulting companies which keep calling even though it’s never about a contract anywhere near where I live. And who “can’t” take me off their lists, and “can’t” put me through to a supervisor. My response is to become offensive until they hang up on me. “I hate your company and I hate you. I hope you die. I hope you die and then dogs fuck your corpse.”

  24. nick flandrey says:

    I’m sure I’m on any number of lists. I’ve worked on tech projects for 3 letter agencies, different branches of the military (ours and others), held a green card for Canadia, visas for various oil producing middle east countries, and china, been to some of those places (where ‘dual use’ is the barely disguised fig leaf), spent a bunch of time crossing borders, and grew up in a mob town with hoodlum friends. I’ve worked and traveled with militia members.

    I know for a fact, ‘cuz I’ve been denied stuff, that people routinely check my back ground for different things over the years. (in every case I know of, I’ve been able to provide paperwork to allow me to go ahead with whatever I was doing. NO IDEA of any missed opportunities.

    I’m hoping that the executive summary is “Mostly Harmless.”

    The worst lists though are the private lists. I still get junk mail to an alias I used in junior high school, over 35 years ago. It found me again after a gap of more than a decade, 4 states, and untold number of addresses later.

    Lately I’ve been getting calls to extend the factory warranty on a vehicle I’ve never owned, and don’t have my name on. It’s pretty clear that my auto insurer sold me out on that one as that is the only place my name is even associated with the vehicle. I get a couple of calls a week that complete, and a dozen that don’t.

    I also get calls from a time share trip over 10 years ago, and I get the (probably) random robo calls about credit cards. The others have my name so they aren’t random.

    These lousy scammers use a different phone number each time so I can’t block them.

    A pox on their houses.


  25. nick flandrey says:

    Speaking of the Great State of Texas, I went to my local Capital Improvement Plan townhall meeting the other night. It’s the first time I was early. I was shocked and gratified that they started with standing for the Pledge of Allegiance to the US, and then we turned and did the Texas state pledge! This was followed by an invocation (prayer) with a solid “amen” at the end.

    It was like stepping back in time.

    The seats were filled to overflow, and were about half local citizens and half state and city employees brought in to answer questions (and show the flag.)


  26. DadCooks says:

    Back a few decades, when I was a Scout Master, we used to do a little flag ceremony at the start of our City Council Meeting and then I would do an invocation from time to time when they could not find another Lay Reader.

    They do not do it any more, it is not politically correct. I see a direct correlation with the city losing its sense of direction and true purpose.

  27. OFD says:

    The Pledge of Allegiance is apparently the SOP up here for the various town committee meetings and the Selectboard. A late 19th-C artifact, revised by a Baptist socialist, and the “under God” phrase inserted a year after I was born, in 1954. And the hand-over-the-heart deal only since WWII; previously it looked like the fascist salute.

    And of course we all know the origin of the national anthem.

    I doubt one in ten Murkans know any of this.

  28. nick flandrey says:

    I admit that I usually remain silent during the added in (modern) phrase “under God”.

    And I’m silent and respectful during the invocation, but often can offer the heartfelt “amen” when the ideas expressed echo mine. If the reader stays on topic, the ideas usually relate to a successful meeting and the preservation of our success and culture.


  29. Robert Bruce Thompson says:

    I dislike seeing any type of religious observance or acknowledgement at a government function of any sort. It’s unConstitutional. The intention of the Framers was that government should be entirely secular, and entirely separated from religion. Government employees and elected or appointed officials are of course entitled to engage in whatever religious activities they wish, as long as it is on their own time, not on public property, and certainly not as a part of any government meeting or other function.

    The only exception I’d make is for de minimis stuff like wearing an unobtrusive religious pendant (e.g. small cross, Star of David, etc.), although even then it should ideally be concealed from casual view. I might make an exception for visible stuff like a yarmulke, although I consider such public displays as offensive as I consider gays behaving flagrantly in public. This whole “look at me” shit merely shows a complete lack of class.

  30. SteveF says:

    I don’t pledge allegiance to the flag. What, I’m giving fealty to a scrap of cloth? I thought worshiping icons was a neolithic thing, suitable for savages but not rational adults.

  31. lynn says:

    concerning XXXXXX processing plants in India, XXXXXX being a very bad word

    Would that bad word be … “progressive”? If so, would that Indian plant be anything like the biodiesel plants that I keep trying to shove Clinton voters into?

    I take the fifth.

  32. MrAtoz says:

    f so, would that Indian plant be anything like the biodiesel plants that I keep trying to shove Clinton voters into?

    Apple says they are building a plant in India. People could line up for their iPhone XX and walk right into the “vat”.

  33. DadCooks says:

    If it weren’t for good British drinking songs, many of our early “patriotic” songs would not be. I see some irony here. Probably goes without saying that without the taverns in our early days there would have not been a revolution.

  34. Dave Hardy says:

    Taverns were notorious gathering places for Yankee rebels in Maffachufetts, especially, buncha damn hotheads in and around Boston, infamous! Sam Adams was a very busy rabble-rouser, too, when he wasn’t brewing beer.

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