Sat. Nov. 17, 2018 – house full of strife

50F and wet this am.

The title refers to my guests for the next 10 days, but could as easily refer to the US, Germany, the UK, or most other places. This is not a good thing.

Lots to do today, more later. Probably a lot more as I’ll be living with the blue state for a week….

n

Author: Nick Flandrey

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

19 thoughts on “Sat. Nov. 17, 2018 – house full of strife”

  1. The title refers to my guests for the next 10 days, but could as easily refer to the US, Germany, the UK, or most other places. This is not a good thing.

    Merry Ludicrousmas!

    (Thank you Tina Fey)

  2. @nick from yesterday, there are definitely still economic issues. The middle is hollow.

    The upper class is doing awesome because of real estate and the stock market.

    The middle class is doing ok, not great. They have credit cards and home mortgages they can charge up (and are doing so quickly). There are not many raises out there though.

    The lower class is doing badly as prices are jumping and they are living on fixed incomes. The illegals are continuing to take up all of the entry level jobs. About the only job they cannot take is Walmart greeter and even that may change soon.


  3. The upper class is doing awesome because of real estate and the stock market.

    The taxpayer-funded banking bailout surely helped.
    As does the pumping of the stock market by tax and monetary policies.
    Not to sound like a commie revolutionary, but the rich class seems to be using government to make themselves richer.

  4. Not to sound like a commie revolutionary, but the rich class seems to be using government to make themselves richer.

    Just the beginning stage of a banana republic. Third world, here we come !

  5. The Times is one of the most liberal papers in America. If they’re doing a post-mortum on Bill Nelson’s career, the party really is over … for Nelson.

    https://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2018/11/17/bill-nelsons-ending-sluggish-campaign-couldnt-overcome-rick-scotts-millions/

    Wow, that is quite the post-mortum. You and I would be lucky to get a paragraph.

    I saw a rumor that half of Congess is on experimental anti-Alzheimers drugs. I would guess that Nelson and Pelosi lead that bunch. And of course, both of them compete for the number of facelifts.

  6. The Simpson’s called it right again. can’t find the link, but recent research shows transfusion of ‘young’ blood acts as anti-aging tonic.

    Those old dried up bags of bones are surely getting the blood of children.

    n

  7. Those old dried up bags of bones are surely getting the blood of children.

    A recent episode of “Silicon Valley” touched on the transfusion fad among the ultra wealthy. One character had a paid “Blood Boy”.

  8. Wow, that is quite the post-mortum. You and I would be lucky to get a paragraph.

    I don’t think the article is about delivering the eulogy for Nelson’s career as much as setting up Alex Sink to be the Dem’s elder stateswoman in Florida once Nelson is done. Typical Times. The Dem bench in FL is pretty empty except for the new Ag commissioner. Letting Gillum grab the nomination for Governor was a huge dice roll which has cost the party the Governor’s Mansion, the Supreme Court, 2020 Census redistricting, and the support of the Graham family.

    (Personal note: I would have loved to have seen ol’ Bob Graham on the campaign trail with his daughter for one last hoorah. I’m old enough to remember Bob beating Jack Eckerd — yes, the same as Eckerd Drugs — for Governor in 1978.)

    Some background: Alex Sink’s husband, Bill McBride, was the doughy sacrificial animal the Dems offered up to take on Jeb! in 2002 after Broward election stupidity (again?!?) sunk Janet Reno’s primary campaign. Sink herself was Rick Scott’s opponent in 2010.

    The 2010 race for Governor pitted the unindicted co-conspirator in one of the largest Medicare fraud cases in history (Scott) vs. the Bank of America exec who engineered the questionably legal takeover of Florida’s largest bank and had a hand in BofA’s early housing bubble antics (Sink). Some choice.

  9. A recent episode of “Silicon Valley” touched on the transfusion fad among the ultra wealthy. One character had a paid “Blood Boy”.

    Uh, that is getting dangerously close to vampirism.

  10. Career politician, ruling class, deep state…. two sides, one coin. Never more obvious than Trump’s election.

    n

  11. Had this happened in TX instead of Philly, there’d be real blood on the ground-

    Petrified customers scream and flee in terror after a man bursts into a restaurant screaming Arabic and ‘stabs’ another ‘blood covered’ man, only for it to be revealed as a YouTube hoax”

    I’d have shot him if I was there. And I don’t think I’d feel at all bad after learning the truth. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

    n

    Added, wtf is up with the charges? “police plan to charge the men with risking a catastrophe and false reporting. “

  12. Twenty-something years ago I saw an episode of a TV show along the lines of “Candid Camera gone wrong”. A group of hikers was following a guide, who told them about the legendary sightings of Bigfoot in the area. After they’d hiked a while, a “bigfoot” jumped out of the woods and roared at them. Most of the hikers screamed and ran but two men grabbed branches and beat the bejesus out of (of course) the man in the suit before the guide and the “documentary guy” filming the prank could call them off.

  13. Hey radio fans, the bands seem pretty open tonight. I’m getting great shortwave DX on 5, 6, and 7 Mhz…

    and there is a contest going on, so lots of SSB ham traffic there too.

    n

  14. “Trump visits fire-wracked California as more than 1,000 missing”
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/san-francisco-chokes-toxic-air-wildfires-rage-170430103.html

    “Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea told reporters the number of people unaccounted for had soared, from 631 to 1,011, in 24 hours as authorities received more reports of people missing, and after earlier emergency calls were reviewed.”

    “Authorities said 47,200 people had been evacuated because of the fire and nearly 1,200 were living in shelters.”

    Wow, the number of missing is over 1,000 now. Not good, especially since most of those missing are aged. This is hurricane level of evacuation with apparently much more damage.

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

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