Sat. Mar. 24, 2018 – so many kid activities today

Warmer and humid, 71F with 90%RH this morning.

I’ve got softball, acrobatics, and getting ready for our rec association Easter Egg Hunt to get done today.

Unless the world blows up, I probably won’t notice….

n

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

31 thoughts on “Sat. Mar. 24, 2018 – so many kid activities today”

  1. Seems that my comment of yesterday comparing David Hogg to Horst Wessel was right on the mark. (Not quite the Nazi salute, but close enough!)

    Yup, you nailed it. He should be wearing a brownshirt and carrying a Luger.

    Oh wait, carrying a Luger would be against his religion.

  2. The Death of Johannesburg

    You’ll have to scroll down a bit to get to the posts containing pictures. Note that the images are from more than A DECADE AGO; who knows to what depths Johannesburg (and SA) has descended to by now, or will descend to once all the whites are exterminated?

  3. “The Death of Johannesburg ”

    Genetics controls more than skin color and hair texture. Look, for example, at dogs. Or chickens and cattle. Regardless of politics, humans are not exempt.

  4. “Oh wait, carrying a Luger would be against his religion.”

    Oh, he’ll be all modern and carry a Glock. 🙂 In a hollowed out book in his clear plastic backpack….

  5. He thinks the plastic bags are demeaning….

    There are a lot of people in the street in DC.

    That’s disconcerting. So many who lack critical thinking skills and knowledge of history.

    N

  6. Think back and recall how freaking stupid you were in High School.

    Oh, hell, it was confusing enough with hair growing in new places….

  7. I have five cousins, and their mother is sharp as a tack at 87, so we email a lot about family stuff and certain character traits that run in the family. I’m really curious about that kind of stuff, like who got the musical gene, etc. I think I pissed her off a couple days ago by referring to her 5 sons as a litter, though. Lol, it’s the truth and I won’t retract it, but I wish I’d inherited the ‘diplomacy gene’!

  8. From Miles Teg’s little corner of the planet: South Africa could face food shortage if white farmers migrate to Australia, Federal MP Andrew Broad warns

    Here’s a thought: Instead of the white citizens being ethnically cleansed from SA, wouldn’t it be simply amazing if the Anglosphere countries were to start a kind of bidding war to see which could rescue the most? And a consequence that would make the Left’s collective head explode: the receiving countries could describe their actions as aiding African refugees!

    There is of course no guarantee that such a diaspora wouldn’t bring a few bad apples to the receiving nations, but they would at least be civilized bad apples!

  9. Don’t easily dismiss these minds of mush, they are being controlled by some very dangerous people and being supported by major corporations (Kraft and Delta to name two).

    I don’t fly but I just tossed about 5 lbs. of Kraft cheese and will not buy any further Kraft products. I am sending emails to each of their corporate HQs, which I doubt will be read but I can guarantee that snail-mails will be tossed.

    Are you prepared to take a stand? Do you even know where to stand?

    I don’t believe that this no-guns kerfuffle is going to go away this time. Us Constitutionalists have got to stop being quiet. The days of tolerance are over. We must stop tolerating the intolerant.

  10. Didja read about the high school which is filling classrooms with buckets of rocks for students to throw at shooters? Personally, I think there should be ban on rocks because they kill people.

  11. jim said:
    Didja read about the high school which is filling classrooms with buckets of rocks for students to throw at shooters?

    Yes, they’re just getting the kids ready for when Sharia Law is implemented.

  12. high school which is filling classrooms with buckets of rocks for students to throw at shooters

    Most of the students in high school couldn’t throw a rock against a wall from five feet away and hit the wall. Bunch of prissy little pukes.

  13. One more Africa-related comment, and then I’m going to step away from the keyboard for a while (I promise! 🙂 ): What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

    First paras:

    ‘Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”

    ‘In plain English: s— is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.’

    Much more good stuff in the article. What’s happening in SA isn’t unique to SA.

  14. I don’t believe that this no-guns kerfuffle is going to go away this time. Us Constitutionalists have got to stop being quiet. The days of tolerance are over. We must stop tolerating the intolerant.

    Somebody posted the local kids march on our private neighborhood facebook group. I politely typed “Please do not advocate this gun grabbing nonsense here. This is partisan beyond the imagination.” since political postings against our rules. She replied “Gun Safety and School Safety are not political issues. This is not about your Second Amendment right”. At that point I said “Nope, this is about gun seizures.”. She denied that and said to read the kids march charter statement. I replied, yes this is all about gun grabbing. She then said something like “whatever”. I don’t have her wording because somebody deleted the posting.

  15. I don’t have her wording because somebody deleted the posting.

    Get in the habit of screenshotting things like that. Incriminating evidence Inconvenient truths Irrelevant history that you should just Move On from tends to get deleted.

  16. I don’t believe that this no-guns kerfuffle is going to go away this time. Us Constitutionalists have got to stop being quiet. The days of tolerance are over. We must stop tolerating the intolerant.

    The March For Our Lives Forms Up A Dark Money Group To Hide Its Donors

    “The March For Our Lives against gun violence, organized by kids for kids, quietly registered as a 501(c)(4) with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, The Washington Free Beacon reports — a designation that allows the March to keep its big money donors secret from prying eyes.

    “According to WFB, the March, whose signature event is scheduled for this Saturday, decided to incorporate as a “social welfare” organization, and a non-profit, but not a 501(c)(3), a designation which would have allowed those who donated to the March to claim their contributions as tax deductions, but which would have required the March itself to submit a list of their contributors to the IRS.

    “As a 501(c)(3), however, donor information would become searchable as soon as the March filed their annual tax paperwork. Given how quiet the Parkland students agitating for gun control have been about who is funding and organizing their efforts, it’s no surprise that the adults in charge would seek to keep certain information out of the public eye.

    “One thing is clear from the March’s paperwork: the kids are definitely no longer in charge.”

    As Glenn Reynolds would say: “This is my shocked face.”

  17. I don’t believe that this no-guns kerfuffle is going to go away this time. Us Constitutionalists have got to stop being quiet. The days of tolerance are over. We must stop tolerating the intolerant.

    I am a firm believer that the grabbing of guns in the USA will start a civil war. Of course, they will try various methods first. The mentally ill, defined by the taking of any anti-depressants, lithium, etc, etc, etc will get their guns seized for the public good. Then the households of the “mentally ill” will get their guns seized (this is happening in California already). Then anyone who has had a domestic violence charge filed on them (not convicted, just filed). Then …

    Then they will develop a plan to seize the guns of the rest of us. This is when the shooting will start. Or not, they may overwhelm us by coming for us one at a time. Yes, I am referring to the old poem:
    “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.
    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.
    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_

    Of course, I am over-reacting.

  18. @lynn, that is probably a step up from a novelty item. The reviews that sound legit say it’s good value for the money, and the image is what you’d expect from gen1. I’ve got gen 2 and gen 3 and they are orders of magnitude better. Price is orders of magnitude higher too.

    I’d get one, and give it a try. NV is one of those things where Any is better than None. Don’t expect miracles from it, but I bet it makes your nightly walks more interesting.

    n

  19. Long day, but little one in bed, and daddy headed that way too.

    Lots of easter eggs hunted and scooped up….

    n

  20. @lynn
    NV has been on my list for quite awhile. There is a modestly priced Bushnell that doesn’t sound bad, but I’ve been holding out for NV14 quality from Ready Made Resources at a magnitude more expensive. I think it’s a case of good and cheap not being in the same room with each other.

  21. Yup, you nailed it. He should be wearing a brownshirt and carrying a Luger.

    Oh wait, carrying a Luger would be against his religion.

    Luger? That’s giving him credit for being able to master the weapon. To me, he looks more like the little f*cker with the whistle in “The Sound of Music”.

    Of course, maybe the whistle would be beyond his capabilities.

  22. I’d get one, and give it a try. NV is one of those things where Any is better than None. Don’t expect miracles from it, but I bet it makes your nightly walks more interesting.

    My former USMC son says that any Night Vision is better than none. He had a Gen 3 mounted on his M4 rifle on his 2nd trip to Iraq and thought it was awesome. They had the Gen 4 NV mounted on some of the vehicles in 2008 and he said that those were even more awesome but those were heavy and needed power for the refrigeration unit (the light gatherer requires 10 F or something like that to work properly).

    I just want a cheap NV as a part of my prepping. Even a Gen 1.

    One of my partner’s son has a Gen 4 NV. He paid $8,500 for it. But this guy also owns a Falcon jet.

  23. Another effect of the gooberment created opioid crisis:
    https://khn.org/news/the-other-opioid-crisis-hospital-shortages-lead-to-patient-pain-medical-errors/
    excerpt:

    Even as opioids flood American communities and fuel widespread addiction, hospitals are facing a dangerous shortage of the powerful painkillers needed by patients in acute pain, according to doctors, pharmacists and a coalition of health groups.

    The shortage, though more significant in some places than others, has left many hospitals and surgical centers scrambling to find enough injectable morphine, Dilaudid and fentanyl — drugs given to patients undergoing surgery, fighting cancer or suffering traumatic injuries. The shortfall, which has intensified since last summer, was triggered by manufacturing setbacks and a government effort to reduce addiction by restricting drug production…

    Even though my Wife retired from being a Surgical RN in December 2016 she was already seeing situations as described in the above article.

    I have been on opioids for nearly 20 years. I have been fortunate to have doctors who know how to work within the ever increasing senseless requirements/regulations. It is a hassle of paperwork that is doing nothing to stop the illicit drug trade.

    The only regulations on all drugs should just be for purity and ingredients. I know Dr. Bob was vehemently against removing controls on antibiotics, but we need to let The Darwin Effect clean the population of the stupid (might just also have the beneficial effect of getting rid of many progressives).

  24. I agree with Bob – uncontrolled antibiotic distribution is not just a danger to the people using them. It’s a danger to everyone, and is one of the few reasons for drug controls. It’s not to protect you from yourself. It’s to protect you from me.

    Other than that, I like Jerry Pournelle’s position – Snake oil must contain oil expressed from a snake.

  25. Uncontrolled antibiotic use is a ‘tragedy of the commons’ issue. Most of those end up getting regulated.

    One of the other issues is orphan drugs, another is diseases with too few victims to warrant research efforts, and the most important to me is experimental treatment for terminal diagnosis’.

    why shouldn’t someone who can get the funds be able to try anything they want when there is no proven treatment?

    n

Comments are closed.