Tues. Dec. 11, 2018 – what are the chances?

33F and wet according to my sometimes working station.

I really hope it didn’t freeze. I looked at the forecast last night to see if things needed to be covered and it looked like 37F at the lowest all week. Bugger.

Does anyone think that the french mob, having tasted blood, will now fade away? Or will they keep attacking until Macron is done? Did you see some of the stuff he rolled back? Like the increased tax on low income pensioners? The list is nuts.

What do you suppose the british people will do if their only choice is get sold out by their politicians, and essentially remain in the EU? Do they care enough to riot?

What about us? What will finally get us out in the streets?

Lots to think about this week….

n

Author: Nick Flandrey

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

55 thoughts on “Tues. Dec. 11, 2018 – what are the chances?”

  1. New garage door opener being installed today. My current one had the chain slip off the sprocket. Putting the chain back on resulted in the same scenario. The sprocket is worn and I noticed the shaft wobbling. Time to get a new machine.

    I am getting one of these from a local installer.

    I was going to install myself but I am loathe to do anything with a garage door with all that energy in those springs. I have multi-panel wood doors with glass panes. I really don’t want to mess that up. Besides, they have all the tools and parts sparing me multiple trips to Home Depot.

  2. I was going to install myself but I am loathe to do anything with a garage door

    Smart. I had a neighbor lost two fingers and a badly mangled hand from trying to “DIY” a garrage door replacement. I have the professionsals with tools, experience, and insurance, deal with shit like that.

  3. I just disconnected my opener, and I lift the door manually. It would start, move a 1/4″ inch and stop. Like it’s super weak or something or the strain is too much. haven’t been able to troubleshoot it and I can’t get to it because of all the “inventory” in the way. One more thing on the list….

    n

  4. What about us? What will finally get us out in the streets?

    I ask that myself. It’s easy to get the lower class into the streets with paid provocateurs but what would get the middle class into the streets? We saw the beginnings of that with the Tea Party where regular middle class folk got outside their comfort zone to protest and march, but the media quickly squashed that by manipulating the coverage. I really don’t know. Perhaps if the President is railroaded out of office and prosecuted for obviously political reasons? Maybe 2% of the 60+ Million deplorables might get off their comfortable rears to demand justice, maybe not if the political elite and the media are smart. Bread & circuses work every time.

  5. this is disturbing on several levels.

    Read it carefully, they never say he attacked any of the students or said anything at all negative about any minorities. They IMPLY it with just about every statement.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6480429/Columbia-student-caught-camera-launching-white-superiority-tirade.html

    The article never disputes his points, just quotes others who did, and their refutations aren’t convincing to me.

    Look at the snowflakes’ responses–

    “‘The modern world is built off of slavery, but go off sis,’ a black girl says sarcastically.” — she really believes this. And she doesn’t mind calling him “sis” and denigrating him sexually.

    “I don’t hate other people! I just love white men!’ ” gets him called ” f***ing degenerate,’ ”

    “By the end the students are heard reeling from his speech, screaming ‘Oh God’ and ‘No, no, no’. A black student is seen flipping her middle finger at the jumping and smiling student. ”


    “Now students are demanding he be expelled from the esteemed school for his harmful comments.”
    —just who was harmed by his comments?? oh right, this snowflake –“talk to the students that were affected by that and ensure everyone’s okay because that’s really hard to internalize,’ ” Mah brain, it hurtz, badthink is bad!

    and the uni’s response, oy vey.

    “Alarming footage”, “painful language”, “we stand firmly against white supremacist language and violence [conflating the two]”, “We understand this may be a difficult time for you…. [our councillors]began to provide individual support…if you need support…” and they’re going to have an “open reflection space” and possibly other “areas of support” too. For one drunken rant that didn’t attack anyone… but certainly attacked their twisted worldview…

    “People on campus are now demanding his expulsion. ” Oh those tolerant free thinkers.

    More tolerance for the other:

    “‘This is disgusting. You need to expel this student as he doesn’t deserve to be affiliated with this university. He is a white supremacist,’ one Twitter user wrote. ”

    “As an alumna, I am infuriated by this. Please do the right thing and expel this student. Don’t enable white supremacy,’ a Columbia alumna said. ”

    All this despite Columbia’s official policy statement that they “will not waver in [our] support for those of any faith, race, gender, sexual orientation, background or identity.” But yah, FUKC that white boy!

    jeez, kids today.

    n

  6. I just disconnected my opener, and I lift the door manually.

    Used to do that when we had a boat in the garage. The door was manually operated. After getting a new boat that would not fit we relocated the wife’s car to the garage and got a power opener. Now it has become mandatory that we have an opener. Keeps her out of the rain and the cold starts in the morning.

    I had a neighbor lost two fingers and a badly mangled hand

    Indeed. I prefer to keep all my digits.

    Technically installing an opener should not involve the springs. However, there is an adjustment that may need to be done on the coil springs tension to accommodate the lifting mechanism. The doors are heavy being solid wood with windows. I am also going from a 1/3 HP motor to a DC motor whose power is expressed in newtons. DC motor allows for soft start and stop and battery backup in case of power loss. Getting it wrong may void the warranty or bork the system and door entirely.


  7. All this despite Columbia’s official policy statement that they “will not waver in [our] support for those of any faith, race, gender, sexual orientation, background or identity.”

    If a black person would have done the same thing people would be cheering the individual for showing strength and willing to stand up for their race.

    It’s the same old shirt(-r). Liberals are all for freedom of expression, until it disagrees with them.

    I also don’t understand why the university should even be involved. What a person does or says on their own time, not on university property, is of no concern to the university. As long as there are no threats against the university it is free speech, something university is supposed to support. Except when when they don’t like the message.

    I question the people who complain about Europeans coming the the US and “stealing” the land from the Native Americans. However if you look at the accomplishments of the Europeans compared to the Native Americans the disparity becomes real. I don’t even think the Native Americans had invented the wheel and had certainly not learned how to work with metal. The Native Americans were thousands of years behind the Europeans. Go back to the same time frame for Africans and they had not even invented clothing. The progression of civilization between the groups was a huge gap.

    I have tried to be in discussions with liberals and it just does not work. There is no valid opinion but their own, dissension is not allowed. All conversations eventually end with them calling me a name or other such attacks. They cannot attack the idea, especially when their position is proven invalid, so they attack the messenger. Freedom of speech and expression unless it goes against their views.

  8. Looks like an active shooter here in Houston, HPD and HFD responding, asking for multiple rescue teams, staging point asking for additional ambulances.. I can hear sirens, which is worrying.

    Critically wounded, and fuck me it could be the high school next to my neighborhood.

  9. I have tried to be in discussions with liberals and it just does not work. There is no valid opinion but their own, dissension is not allowed. All conversations eventually end with them calling me a name or other such attacks.

    When in discussion with a liberal, if they begin calling names you know you have won the argument.

  10. Suspect in custody, incident ‘cease fire’

    everyone’s breathing hard on the radio, so I don’t think it’s a drill


  11. One time we had to get it started, temperature was about 10f. No electrics on the dozer. Small two cylinder gasoline starting motor that first had to be started. Took about 30 minutes to get that started using a rope pull (not retractable, wrap around the pulley) using starting fluid. Let that run for about two hours to try and warm the cooling system and the diesel. Did not work. Not enough heat generated. Crawl up on the left track, pull a lever to engage the interlock between the engines, then pull hard on the clutch between the motors. Let it spin the diesel for several minutes to warm the cylinders then apply fuel. Did that for almost three hours to finally get the diesel started. Starting fluid was not an option as that has been known to blow the heads. Once started release the clutch and disengage the transmission.

    Guys in Alaska dumped fuel on the block and lit it to heat it before starting theirs!

  12. All the radio traffic has become encrypted, no further updates, nothing on local news

    n

  13. I loathe garage doors. I’ll replace a standard opener, no problem.

    I have one door that has a liftmaster wall mount opener . At the time, there was a vaulted ceiling, so it was the only option. It is very sensitive to the cable adjustments. If anything goes wrong, the door goes up crooked and the cables come off and the door jams. I had a garage door company come out the first time it happened. The second time, I fixed it myself – no messing with the spring either time.

    Agreed on not messing with the springs…I’l gladly pay someone else to take that risk.

  14. nothing on the local facebook either… the only location mentioned was a street that runs a few blocks south of me, and only exists for a few blocks.

    UPDATED — F me– they just announced a drill

    And it is just down the street from my house. There is a closed elementary school there that they must be using.

    Once again, it would be NICE if the Office of Emergency Management would post a notice on their website about a DRILL.

    Sirens locally must have been coincidence.

    n

  15. @ray, took a year and a half, did you think it would be so long?

    16 April 2017 at 21:55 (Edit)

    ” I have a benefactor who has informed me that I can replace all the equipment. A company is coming tomorrow so I can explain what I want and give me a price.”

    n

  16. took a year and a half, did you think it would be so long?

    Benefactor backed out, or rather his family did. He started getting dementia and his family took over his finances. Thus we had to do a fund raising. That added a lot to the time. Then we waited until JVC had a package deal with better lenses for the same price. Then we had to wait on the camera backs which did not do what we wanted.

    Back to the original question. Yes, and no. Delays I had not anticipated, a large influx of cash ($20K) that was not anticipated that shortened the time.

    First broadcast on the new equipment was December 2. Last Sunday was a repeat of two years ago as church was closed due to snow. This coming Sunday will be the second broadcast. Still resolving some issues, especially with graphics. We are capturing 16×9 but the broadcast is SD at 4×3.

    Next project is replacing the projectors with laser units and replacing the screens with 16×9 ratio screens.

  17. What do you suppose the british people will do if their only choice is get sold out by their politicians, and essentially remain in the EU? Do they care enough to riot?

    No. The vote was not overwhelming, and the Northern Irish, Scots and Welsh were mostly content to stay in the EU.

  18. And let’s not forget the illegal immigrant problem.

    Listening to NPR in the car yesterday and they mention at the end of a very sympathetic piece about the invaders, November saw RECORD interdictions for the month, with over 60 THOUSAND people taken into custody. That is just nuts. How do they even process that number of people?

    n

    added- and by the way, at 50k/month, is 3/4 of a million new criminals every year. Still think there are only 30mm in the US?

  19. New garage door opener being installed today. My current one had the chain slip off the sprocket. Putting the chain back on resulted in the same scenario. The sprocket is worn and I noticed the shaft wobbling. Time to get a new machine.

    I put a new garage door opener in a month ago. It was a pain in the tush, especially when the kid down the block totaled his Mustang behind my garage while I was up on the ladder. I only had to go back once to Home Depot for more stuff, a 7 ft to 8 ft extension for the opener bar. I got a Genie screw drive which I have always liked. The previous rubber chain drive stretched and came apart. I found a new rubber chain on Amazon for $80 and judged that way too much so I replaced the entire unit for $250.

  20. One time we had to get it started, temperature was about 10f. No electrics on the dozer. Small two cylinder gasoline starting motor that first had to be started. Took about 30 minutes to get that started using a rope pull (not retractable, wrap around the pulley) using starting fluid. Let that run for about two hours to try and warm the cooling system and the diesel. Did not work. Not enough heat generated. Crawl up on the left track, pull a lever to engage the interlock between the engines, then pull hard on the clutch between the motors. Let it spin the diesel for several minutes to warm the cylinders then apply fuel. Did that for almost three hours to finally get the diesel started. Starting fluid was not an option as that has been known to blow the heads. Once started release the clutch and disengage the transmission.

    Guys in Alaska dumped fuel on the block and lit it to heat it before starting theirs!

    We had a pair of two stroke 1,250 hp diesels at our power plant in west Texas for blackouts. We started them using compressed air and when they got to 300 rpm (their running speed), started putting diesel into the inlets. Until they got the blocks warm, they would just throw the uncombusted diesel out the stacks. Right onto the office employee parking lot. When it was 4 F outside, it took over an hour and a LOT of compressed air to get them started. And diesel coating everything for about an acre.

    I cannot remember if they were surplus submarine diesels or pt boat diesels. They were ten cylinder straights with two pistons per cylinder. Probably weighed ten tons each.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbanks_Morse_38_8-1/8_diesel_engine

  21. Listening to NPR in the car yesterday and they mention at the end of a very sympathetic piece about the invaders, November saw RECORD interdictions for the month, with over 60 THOUSAND people taken into custody. That is just nuts. How do they even process that number of people?

    n

    added- and by the way, at 50k/month, is 3/4 of a million new criminals every year. Still think there are only 30mm in the US?

    I know a way to stop them cheaply but not many people will approve. The solution involves a wall and bullets.

    It looks more and more like there will be 500 million people living in the USA by 2050. I will be long gone but my kids will be suffering with the nightmare.

  22. “Trump, Pelosi and Schumer Have Explosive, Televised Shouting Match Over Border Wall: ‘I Won’t Take It!’”
    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/trump-pelosi-and-schumer-have-explosive-televised-shouting-match-over-border-wall-i-wont-take-it/

    “President Donald Trump had a surreal, explosive clash with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the White House over border wall funding for their first meeting together since Democrats took control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.”

    ““If there’s not border security, I won’t take it!” Trump exclaimed. “I am proud to shut down the government for border security.””

    Shut the federal government down for the holidays !

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

  23. Shut the federal government down for the holidays !

    Sure. Why not? They’ll wail and cry but the government employees will get paid, if not now later, and never have to make the time up. Only the taxpayer really is inconvenienced and will be screwed. Put a holiday smile on your face.

  24. When the government gets shut down, .gov employees should not get paid. If they want the benefits the private sector enjoys, they should feel the pain the private sector feels when companies shut down as well.

  25. Prez tRump had the courtesy to invite those ProgFuks to the WH and look what happened. I bet I still get my pension. And peeps their SS, and other welfare. ProgFuks will do anything since they didn’t get Cankles. Fuk ’em. Shut it down. Let’s see who gets the greased axle treatment first: Stretch or tRump.

  26. Non-essential workers should be told to stay home. Others should be told to report to work and will be given pay warrants. Any that do otherwise should be told to review how Ronny handled the air traffic controllers.

  27. After watching the video from the scene, at the time, I believe there is more than a ‘shadow of doubt’ that this guy ,intentionally drove into the crowd. This is a political and racially motivated show trial, and he must have had some of the most worthless representation to ever pass the bar.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6482299/Jury-resume-deliberations-white-nationalists-sentence.html

    “Jury recommends life in prison plus 419 years for white nationalist driver who rammed crowd and killed one

    Jury in Charlottesville, Virginia delivered sentence recommendation on Tuesday
    James Alex Fields Jr, 21, should get life plus 419 years, the jury said
    Fields was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Heather Heyer”

    They’re lynching him because of his beliefs not his actions. He should have gotten a change of venue to start with, and it all goes downhill from there. Remember that the actions of the LOCAL and STATE cops were what allowed the violence in the first place… he had zero chance of a fair trial there.

    Meanwhile, dozens more killed in Chicago, but who cares? One white girl in VA, and the list of charges are longer than your arm…

    n

    There is a lesson from both sides here- this was a perfect example of “Don’t be there.” If she hadn’t gotten fired up to show some counter-hate to a bunch of nazis, she’d be sitting at home. If he hadn’t gotten fired up to raise a fist in pride, he’d be sitting in a treatment facility somewhere.

    ADDED- it’s also a cautionary tale about your social media being used against you. Even something like a defensive gun use could got sideways if you have the wrong sort of posts.

  28. This is going on ATM, heard it on the scanner first. The cops doing surveillance on the op I was listening to suddenly broke off for an ‘officers down’ call, that was this —

    https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Harris-County-deputies-involved-in-shooting-on-13457988.php

    “Sheriff Ed Gonzalez also tweeted, “Officer Involved Shooting on Hartwicke Street, possibly as a Warrant was being executed. Couple of agencies were present, including @HCSOTexas & TX Attorney General Officers. Injuries were sustained by officers, unknown to what extent.””

    They are currently trying to clear a house, and have a Commando Armored Vehicle on the way, they mentioned that other people might have been there, but probably ran away “during the gun battle”.

    n

    added- I heard the sheriffs office staging for the warrant service too, but decided a different stakeout was more interesting to listen to.

  29. Sadly, as a former employee of GE, I do have most of my 401(k) in GE stock, which used to pay a decent dividend. Immelt was a disaster and ruined the company in my opinion. Just going to have to postpone my retirement a few more decades, because 90 will be the new 60, right?

  30. @lynn, wouldn’t it have been cheaper to go to a factor? I thought they only took 10%, and surely an open invoice to GE would be attractive to them.

    n

  31. @lynn, wouldn’t it have been cheaper to go to a factor? I thought they only took 10%, and surely an open invoice to GE would be attractive to them.

    I honestly do not know. I have never dealt with a factor.

  32. You can sell them your receivables at a discount and they give you cash….

    they collecting is up to them. There is a big billboard along one of the freeways downtown…

    my buddy had to threaten his (freelance) not-employer with it to get his invoices paid.

    n

  33. PD believes they have located our wanted felon, and have called his phone. He may just come out of where he is hiding. Shot 3 cops, but none have died, so he’s got a chance… although SWAT is lined up on the door…..

    n

  34. I am also going from a 1/3 HP motor to a DC motor whose power is expressed in newtons. DC motor allows for soft start and stop and battery backup in case of power loss.

    @Ray,
    Ohh, your garage door opener is cool and smart. Linearaccess.com is down, or I’d look into it more.

    A friend got a long, long roll of strip LED lights — maybe 12′ long? He’s since moved, and I never got the chance to query him on where he got it or the power supply needed. Seeing as , ahem some people here know all about LED FLASHLIGHTS, rather than Google it, can anyone suggest a primer and/or source of these?

  35. Adafruit used to have everything you need for fancy schmancy LED striplights…

    n

  36. The cop shooter drama is still ongoing. The tattooed gang banger is holed up in a bathroom, in a house near where the deputies were shot.

    He’s been on the phone with hostage negotiators for hours now, and still hasn’t come out. I’ve lost track of how many robots are on scene, and at least two armored vehicles. They little robot (a ‘tossable’ iirc) is watching him as he moves around in the house. They drove him out of the bathroom by using a beanbag round to break the window. They hit it twice to knock down the blinds too, so they could see better. They used the bomb squad robot to blow open the front door, then push inside. The little one followed that. IDK if he realizes they can see him, as he keeps moving around and looking thru the windows. Still has a pistol in his hand.

    Snipers are positioned to shoot him if he gets aggressive. He seems to have been shot in the leg in the original gunfight but the wound can’t be too bad, or he’d be down by now.

    n

    https://www.army-technology.com/projects/irobot-110-firstlook-robot/

  37. Aw damn, the news got worse–

    Four dead and up to 11 critically hurt in shooting at Strasbourg Christmas market – as anti-terror police CORNER gunman who fled after being injured in shootout

    The local fire department for the French city confirmed the casualties early on Tuesday evening
    The area has been cordoned off and trams have stopped running in the popular tourist destination
    The gunman had previously been shot by a soldier near the Christmas market and then fled the scene
    The Strasbourg-based European Parliament was on lockdown after reports of the shooting emerged
    Police have said they know the identity of the suspected gunman and French news outlets have named him as 29-year-old ‘Chérif C’ ”

    Even worse, this could have been avoided-

    He had been sentenced to two years in prison in 2011 following a knife attack on a 16-year-old, according to an investigating source.

    Police said they were investigating a possible motive of terrorism for the shooting and that a special anti-terrorism prosecutor was assessing the situation. French newspapers have reported that the suspect is a 29-year-old male who was said to be ‘known to authorities’.”

    added– he was wanted for burglary and the cops went to pick him up but missed him. He seems to have taken the opportunity to ‘get right with god’ by killing some kaffir.

  38. Still think there are only 30mm in the US?

    I know a way to stop them cheaply but not many people will approve. The solution involves a wall and bullets.

    More like 60 million. I’m 60 miles from downtown Austin and 100 miles north of the San Antonio airport. Since 1992 this town has at least doubled in size. And it’s a /lot/ browner than it was. I don’t mean “negro brown” either… that population of good folks is about the same.

    We hauled the ‘rents around the US back in ’88 or 89. “One Lap of America”. Almost 7000 miles on the car. Once we were out of New Mexico and Arizona, there were almost no Mexican looking folks. In Oregon at a motel one of the maids was a pretty India Indian. Skittish girl. I don’t think I look like some kind of attacker. Going east across the northern states… all white folks until we got to Mount Rushmore. Well, tourists. And yes, the Japanese tourists are just as obnoxious at Mount Rushmore as they are in Hawaii.

    It was weird coming home…. I saw a black guy at a gas station in north Oklahoma and it seemed really strange.

    I went to visit some friends in Indiana a few years ago. All the stuff, construction, yard work, etc was done by white boys. No Mexicans to be seen. Another visit 10 years later and it looks almost like it does around here.

    Now it seems I’ve lost a few friends in that area because I had the nerve to say Trump is right, build the wall / control the border. I’m some kind of hater now. I, having asshole tendencies (learned it from my Dad), said if they are such good and great smart wonderful people, why don’t they do their good and great smart wonderful stuff in their own country? And MAGA (so to speak) Mexico or Guatemala? And not be here sucking up welfare?

    Grin. Exploding heads…. Several months later one complained that her idiot moron Mexican, er, excuse me, “Hispanic” yard man had some how mowed over her flower beds and rose bushes. College town. On my first visit there 15 years ago, it was all white. The last visit had a lot of Mexicans around…. doing yard work and such.

    But, Diversity! And somehow it’s my fault.

  39. About 70% of the kids in our district do not speak english at home, and live below the poverty line. (as bogus as the poverty line is, that is the stat.)

    They get free–

    housing (section 8)
    medical care
    legal help (faith based, so I’m not paying for this at least)
    breakfast, lunch, and for many dinner as well
    Foodstamps for mom and dad
    living allowance (welfare)
    backpacks, school clothes, school supplies (from a variety of groups)
    If they file, they’ll get “Earned income credit”- ie. free money from IRS

    The families have —
    well made up moms, wearing labels, all with big tablet phones, nails and styled hair
    pickup trucks or suvs, always with aftermarket “bling” rims
    multiple satellite antennas on the patio rails of their apartments, many with “sky” ie- all latin american programming
    usually an older grandparent or two along for the ride.

    Few live in ACTUAL poverty. I can spot the kids at lunchtime who eat every scrap of the free food and hit their friends up for more. THOSE kids are poor.

    All the building trades have been taken over by the illegals and the low priced legals. Quality has subsequently fallen, and you basically can’t get good work without going to extraordinary lengths.

    All of the entry level, minimum wage jobs, that used to be the entry route for kids to the world of work are now held by adults. Adults who do NOT progress thru the workplace as the kids did.

    Lots of crime in the communities too.

    n

  40. Well, just as PD was gearing up for an explosive entry, someone announced that they heard a shot and the suspect was down.

    They are confirming with the robot….

    n

    added- robot operator says, suspect is down, with “liquid” under his head and arm.

  41. About 70% of the kids in our district do not speak english at home, and live below the poverty line. (as bogus as the poverty line is, that is the stat.)

    They get free–

    housing (section 8)
    medical care
    legal help (faith based, so I’m not paying for this at least)
    breakfast, lunch, and for many dinner as well
    Foodstamps for mom and dad
    living allowance (welfare)
    backpacks, school clothes, school supplies (from a variety of groups)
    If they file, they’ll get “Earned income credit”- ie. free money from IRS

    It has been this way since I was a kid in the 1960s. It is not right. All of the freebies should be reserved for citizens.

    And, it is getting ready to get worse. The feddies have declared that Texas does not do a good job of taking care of the special education in the schools. Guess where the state legislature is getting ready to spend a lot more money. And a lot of the immigrant kids are put into special ed since they have never been in a school.
    https://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/2018/01/11/texas-broke-special-education-laws-deliberately-delayed-services-kids-need-federal-investigation-finds
    and
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/texas/article/Texas-expects-thousands-more-special-education-13207693.php

  42. Gee, who could have seen this coming??

    other than EVERYONE

    “And in a filing response to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, The Rural Wireless Association asked for transitional funding and time to “rip and replace” if U.S. officials order carriers to remove equipment from Huawei, which Congress has identified as a security threat for its ties to the Chinese government.

  43. “Budget deficit soars in first two months of fiscal year”
    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/budget/420661-budget-deficit-soars-in-first-two-months-of-fiscal-year

    “In October and November, the federal government spent $303 billion more than it took in, compared to $202 billion in the same period of fiscal 2018, according to the CBO.”

    “Tax revenues were just 3 percentage points higher than the previous year, largely because of the GOP tax law, while spending surged 18 percent.”

    Uh oh. The financial apocalypse heading closer now. But, we knew this. The federal government loves spending dollars more than a methhead loves his meth.

    Just wait until we get Medicare for All ™. That will really get the dollar meter spinning like an electric meter in August in Houston.

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

  44. @lynn, hmm, after the big push for bilingual teachers, we suddenly found the need for more…

    now we have 13% of our students classified as “special needs”… where were these students 10, 15 , or 20 years ago?

    “and was well below the national average of 13 percent.”

    Maybe the tinfoil guys are right and it is chemtrails, flouride, and radio waves destroying our youth if more than one in ten is retarded in some way.

    Or could it be all the crack babies?

    n

  45. But hey, your 401k funds will see you thru…..

    Chock full of FAANG stocks and West Coast mortgage bonds. Rock solid.

  46. “who can say no to a one cent burger?” — um, me?

    The strategy is interesting because McDonalds has tighter requirements on the franchisees for drinks.

    I swear that all the soda fountain output from Burger King in Belton tastes like Dr. Pepper, regardless of order.

  47. they make their money on the drink. Fountain drinks are stupidly cheap. Typically, the CUP costs more than the contents.

    n

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