Thur. Aug. 27, 2020 – wave as it goes by…

Hot and humid.  Probably.

Yesterday was both, although the humidity was the bigger issue.  No cooling off with sweat if your sweat won’t evaporate.

I spent the day in the garage, driveway, and back yard.  I moved, grouped, covered, and put away a bunch of stuff.  And it looks like Laura will completely miss me.  I’ll have to undo some of the work to get to stuff after today.

But, for the moment, I’ve got momentum going and I’m going to stay with it.   I’ll keep working in the garage and on prepping the gennies.  That should keep me busy.

I have no idea what the aftermath of Laura looks like as I write this.  The storm just made landfall, and I’m headed to bed.  I’m so beat from being in the sun and working all day that I intend to sleep in.   I’m sure it’s bad, and I’ll update anything when I get caught up.


They arrested the shooter from the rioting in Kenosha.  He’s 17 according to reports.  Blogs are trumpeting that it was a righteous self defense shooting, based on video from the scene.  The other media, and the prosecutor- not so much.  I guess time will tell, but Ol Remus’ advice should be taken to heart- Avoid Crowds.

And keep stacking.

n

Author: Nick Flandrey

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

75 thoughts on “Thur. Aug. 27, 2020 – wave as it goes by…”

  1. “My 81 year old father got a phone call this afternoon. The guy said he was a public defender and that I (me) had an accident in my truck and had been arrested. The public defender needed money to bail me out of jail. So my dad handed his phone to my mother and called my son on the house phone. My son answered and dad said, “where is your dad ?”. And my son said downstairs in his office writing code.”

    A few years ago, I received a voice message from a hispanic sounding man that said that he was in a fender bender with someone , and do I know any Hispanic people in Orlando? The voice message said that he, “Could not go back to jail” and that he “could not face the cops.” I handed the phone to my wife, who speaks Spanish, and she called him back. He said that he was pistol whipping her father, and that we had to so something to insure that he, and/or his brother stayed out of jail. Undoubtedly, he was going to ask for money. My wife, to her credit, did not panic, hung up on the a$$hole, and called her parents. They were fine, but we had the police check on them out of an abundance of caution. But the question remains, how did they get my phone number, and how did they associate me with her dad who lives 200 miles from us here in Florida.

    We gave the police the number from the caller ID, but it came back to a burner phone that was used a few times and discarded.

    Kudos to my wife who did not panic when a voice on the phone said that he was physically abusing her elderly father.

  2. My MIL got hit for $1200 by someone claiming her grandson was in jail in Mexico. The scammer knew enough to convince her. What he called her, names of his family members and some other stuff. Why she never called and verified with her son is strange. The scammers are very good. I also partially fault Walmart for not questioning her about the wire transaction to a Mexico and telling her to check with family before doing the transaction.

    WalMart makes a *lot* of money off of those wire transfers to Mexico. The advantage they offer over Western Union is that they don’t charge a fee to either end of the transaction as long as the money is taken in the form of a store gift card in the recipient’s currency.

    If you want to understand the magnitude of importance of the transfers to the company’s bottom line, go to a WalMart in an agricultural region on the West Coast late on a Friday afternoon and look at the line for the “bank”.

  3. My 81 year old father got a phone call this afternoon. The guy said he was a public defender and that I (me) had an accident in my truck and had been arrested. The public defender needed money to bail me out of jail. So my dad handed his phone to my mother and called my son on the house phone. My son answered and dad said, “where is your dad ?”. And my son said downstairs in his office writing code. Dad told him what was going on and said bye. He then got the phone back from my mother and asked the guy where he was calling from, the guy said California. Should have known, probably Mumbai in reality.

    Hyderabad. Though, lately, I’ve had a lot more scammers call with Chinese accents.

    If you pick up the phone and you hear that sing-song Subcontinent accent, the word of the day is “Fresher”. They don’t understand a lot of American profanity, but “Fresher” pops something in the heads of the males. I think it is akin to saying “dumbsh*t” to Y chromosomes. The girls will giggle, but I’ve rarely picked up the phone and had a female scammer.

    Someone in India is under the impression as of late that the US uses a lot of obvious voice synthesizers for official government business. The recent calls I’ve received from the “Social Security Administration” sound like the old 80s video game “Kennedy Approach”, the synth is so bad.

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  4. Greg, when you use ‘Fresher’ I’m not too sure what that means. I always associate it with freshman. I assume it’s a pejorative term to some, not that I’m against such use when called for.

    Just a ‘Boomer’ being cluless.

  5. Twice yesterday I recieved the call
    ‘This is an apology call from your electric utility. You were overcharged’.

    Well no shirt Sherlock. This is California. I’m sure if I just give them my bank account number I’ll get a big refund.

  6. Well, sunny and warm here in Houston. No rain or wind last night here on the west side.

    As I thought, I’m stiff and sore with an astonishing number of twinges and pains. Getting old isn’t for the weak.

    n

  7. Getting old isn’t for the weak.

    Hey! Your description above says “mid fifties.” If I’m not “old,” you can’t be. 😉

  8. Wimps. I am a few months shy of 70. Slim I think came over on the Mayflower.

  9. Some of you may recall the crazy stuff I’ve had going on recently regarding the person I had removed from my house on a restraining order (which unfortunately wasn’t continued past the 2 week temporary period). She filed papers against me in housing court. I had less than 20 hours notice of the hearing since she told the court she needed “emergency relief”. She claimed that she was a tenant even though she never paid rent, that the trespass order I have against her should be lifted, and she should be allowed back in the house (!!!) for as long as she wanted while she looks for a new place to live.

    Long story shortened: Judge said she was a guest not a tenant and I had the right remove her. The trespass order is good and will stay in effect for 1 year. She must come on a specific date and time to get all her stuff still on the premises. One visit not to last more than 4 hours, police must be present.

    The clincher was I said I fear this woman (she is dangerous on many levels) and wanted her away from me and out of my life. She said she fears me but wanted to come back to the house. The Judge noted the irrational nature of her statement.

    A win for me. Finally.

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  10. dkreck, “fresher” = “fresh out of school, no experience, low status, don’t know nuthin bout nuthin”

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  11. A win for me. Finally.

    Why would she want to go back to the house, and told the judge so, if she was also in fear, apparently telling the judge? What level of stupid does she desire to achieve? Good the judge saw through the game and decided in your favor.

    Next she might claim you stole some of her stuff, probably expensive jewelry, iPhone, whatever. You may want to take an inventory of the room although that may require touching her stuff. At a minimum take photographs of everything possible.

    She seems very vindictive. Good luck.

  12. Stopped by our small town gun store this morning. He has a pretty good inventory of pistols and some rifles. Most of his pistols are 9mm and he noted that he was out of stock on 9mm ammo and .45 and .357. I got his last two boxes of .40 S&W. He noted that his suppliers are telling him he won’t be getting new supplies until early next year. He thinks that an Oklahoma City dealer will buy his entire remaining stock and he will shutdown till next year or retire.


  13. She seems very vindictive. Good luck.

    She is. Although anyone can make anyone else’s life difficult if they want, she is running out of options. Retaliatory restraining order route is now pretty much closed off since we are now apart and there is no contact except through intermediaries (police or lawyer). Her ace in the hole (claiming she is a tenant) has been shot down. Photos of everything were taken the day she was removed as much as possible (didn’t open drawers or boxes). When she comes to get everything cameras will be rolling to record every move. We even plan to take the doors off the rooms in question so nothing can happen “behind closed doors”.

    She isn’t stupid, but she is not acting or thinking rationally. She is so certain she is right she doesn’t even see the contradictions in her statements.


  14. Slim I think came over on the Mayflower.

    LOL! I was thinking he was an oarsman for Leif Eriksson.

  15. They arrested the shooter from the rioting in Kenosha. He’s 17 according to reports. Blogs are trumpeting that it was a righteous self defense shooting, based on video from the scene. The other media, and the prosecutor- not so much. I guess time will tell, but Ol Remus’ advice should be taken to heart- Avoid Crowds.

    My son tells me that the 17 year old works for the used car dealer in Kenosha that he was protecting. The used car dealer had several of his cars torched on the night before. He had hired eight former military men to help protect the used car lot. So there were ten (dealer + eight + 17 year old) armed men protecting the used car lot.

    Apparently somebody managed to sneak onto the car lot and threw a brick at one of the men from the back. The man being thrown at turned and shot the brick thrower in the arm. One of the ten tried to call an ambulance for the brick thrower but no one answered. The 17 year old took off down the street to get help from the cops working an accident down the way. That is when the 17 year old was attacked and defended himself. “Video Analysis Proves Kyle Rittenhouse Did Not Shoot First”
    https://summit.news/2020/08/27/video-analysis-proves-kyle-rittenhouse-did-not-shoot-first/

    All this goes to prove that if you defend yourself against a mob then you can and probably will be unfairly prosecuted.

    And my son’s former Marine buddies are all working as security men now, carrying long rifles. But the amount has dropped to $200/day plus room and board which we both think is crazy.

  16. When tribesmen followed the herds across Beringia and then spread across the new continent, one of the youngsters asked who that skinny guy was. The tribal leader said, “Oh, that’s Cowboy Slim. He was here when we got here.”

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  17. re Kyle Rittenhouse, we all know that mere facts have no bearing on whether charges will be filed and prosecuted.

    Immunity, qualified or otherwise, of government employees needs to be removed. I understand the reason justification which was used when it was enacted, but at least in the cases of demonstrable bad faith or illegal behavior it needs to be removed.

  18. BTW, when you purchase commercial property insurance, it does not cover rising water and terrorism. Both of those policies are significant extra cost. My commercial insurance policy for liability and property damage other than rising water and terrorism, costs $7,000/year. The flood insurance that I do not have is another $4,000/year. And the terrorism insurance that I do not have is another $1,000/year. Or was, I suspect terrorism insurance has jumped in price since the beginning of this year.

    I suspect that the used car dealer in Kenosha does not have terrorism insurance. Very few commercial properties carry it due to the expense according to my insurance agent.


  19. My commercial insurance policy for liability and property damage other than rising water and terrorism, costs $7,000/year. The flood insurance that I do not have is another $4,000/year. And the terrorism insurance that I do not have is another $1,000/year.

    We have to carry a “sexual molestation” liability addendum which costs $2,000/yr for Kalifornia. Crony contractors in Kali just blow it off and get school districts and school board members to put the fix in for them. San Bernardino is one of the most corrupt cities in the FUSA. The city is trying to stick us with getting a $60/yr biz licenses even though they just want virtual training. I guess they are close to bankruptcy, again.


  20. Very few commercial properties carry it due to the expense according to my insurance agent.

    In Northern Ireland during the bad times, no insurance co would write policies for terrorism damage. The government had to cover terrorism and paid out thousands of claims every year.

  21. Greg, when you use ‘Fresher’ I’m not too sure what that means. I always associate it with freshman. I assume it’s a pejorative term to some, not that I’m against such use when called for.

    “Fresher” is an Indian term for newbie as close as I can figure. I learned about it in grad school, where my CS Masters program was 98% OPT visa diploma mill from Hyderabad.

    (Mid-grade state school, nothing fancy, but the local top tier state school with the mascot featuring long horns does the same thing at the MS level with their non-thesis enrollment.)

    The girls will self identify that way, but the guys really hate the term.

    Telling the phone scammers that they sound like a Fresher is the fastest way to get them to hang up in most cases without being profane. Sometimes, it really gets them going, however, and I’ll get the occasional “f*ck you” response.

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  22. Over The Hedge: Hammy and the Hurricane
    https://www.gocomics.com/overthehedge/2020/08/27

    At least I think that being in a running dishwasher would be like going through a hurricane. I would not know, I have always rode out hurricanes here on the Gulf Coast inside a house. Although, in our cinder block house in 1972 in Lake Jackson, TX, it sounded like we were outside. And mom made us come back inside after the eye passed over us and the wind picked up again.

  23. Hey guys, if you normally read Daily Mail, or even if you don’t, as long as you have an ad blocker, can you check something for me?

    Do you see this headline about a foot down on the main page?

    “German tyre firm Continental forced thousands of slaves to march 25 miles a day to test shoes for the Nazis during WWII, the company reveals”

    -I want to check if it’s just me, because I had mentioned conti tires, a couple of times lately.

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  24. Our living room A/C went out (or so I thought) yesterday, so went and bought a new one. We use window units. This one was old when we got here more than a decade ago… the push on/off stopped working (or so I thought).

    I did not want anything “smart”, and the one we were replacing is only 5000 BTUs. The only non-smart ones Home Depot had were 5000 BTUs and 6000 BTUs, so for $215, I bought one of the 6000 BTU ones. By Toshiba! I was pleasantly surprised by the price.

    My dad came over this morning and took the old one out and (with my mostly useless help) installed the new one. So far, so good!

    I had planned to save the old one and get my brother to replace the switch, but when I tried turning it on this morning, it started right up and works like a champ. So, I’ll stow it in the garage in case of emergency.

    So far this year, we’ve had to buy a new hot water heater, new dishwasher, and now new A/C. It’s always something with home ownership of course, but I really hope that is that for a few years.

  25. @nick – a simple google search of the headline got me this link to the story: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8670395/German-tyre-firm-Continental-used-concentration-camp-prisoners-slave-labour.html .

    The horrifying details were revealed in a review that the company ordered into its own past, in an attempt to own up to its deeds and make amends for them.

    Continental was the world’s biggest producer of rubber materials at the time, and supplied the Nazi war machine as the horrors of the Holocaust unfolded.

    Germany’s struggle to come to terms with the past, known as ‘Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung’, is evident across society.

    For example, car giant Volkswagen, founded in 1937 as a state-owned company under Nazi control, won plaudits for hiring an in-house historian to confront its relationship to historic atrocities and more recently, owning up to its collaboration with Brazil’s dictatorship.

    Other companies that participated in or profited from the Nazi system include heavyweight multinationals such as BMW, Deutsche Bank, Siemens, Mercedes-Benz, ThyssenKrupp and IG Farben, the manufacturer of the Zyklon B gas used to kill so many in the extermination camps, which was later broken up into chemical firms Bayer and BASF.

    A foundation was set up in 2000 to pay compensation to former Nazi forced labourers or their families, in which the German government and industry contributed in equal measure to a more than five billion euro fund.

  26. @nick:

    I’m seeing it, here in UK. It’s here

    Ublock Origin reports 10 items blocked – including google tag services and google analytics.

    G.

    Edit: Rats! @rick beat me to it, and he even quoted, rather than linking.


  27. Do you see this headline about a foot down on the main page?

    I don’t normally read it, but when I went to the main News page and to the Home page, I did not see the article. It appears in a DDG search when I input the full title, alternating (in the search results) with “India Sees Record Rise of more than 75,000 Daily”:


  28. Wimps. I am a few months shy of 70. Slim I think came over on the Mayflower.

    Yes, and I am not guilty of my fare purchasing diesel fuel and poluting with CO2.

  29. My God! There are so many ads on the Mail site that you can barely see the actual content.

  30. Script blockers are your friend, Alan. In Dissenter (a fork of Brave, which is a fork of Chrome) NoScript is pre-installed. My preferred browser, the TOR Browser Bundle (built off Firefox), also comes with NoScript as well as a number of other protections.

  31. I run AdBlock on my Macs. The WWII German tire company story is about right where Mr. Nick said it would be.

    I can’t visit DM without an ad blocker.

    *edited*

  32. I don’t get it.

    Clips of Camel Harris’ response to the RNC are online. Why the f*ck isn’t Plugs giving this speech? Is he that brain addled he can’t even read off a teleprompter anymore? The landslide is coming, Plugsy.

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  33. I run AdBlock on my Macs. The WWII German tire company story is about right where Mr. Nick said it would be.

    I can’t visit DM without an ad blocker.

    Yeah I found it by using a ^F and ‘conti’.
    It actually let me read it without forcing me to turn off adblock.
    222 blocked on the front page and 259 on the story. DM may be the worst.

  34. Nancy says there should be no debates. Trump doesn’t deserve them.

    Didn’t Nancy say debates would be “skullduggery”.

    Yes, I know the proper meaning of the word, but it would be of concern to Nancy if they dug into Biden’s skull in a figurative sense because there’s nothing there anymore.

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  35. I don’t get it.

    Clips of Camel Harris’ response to the RNC are online. Why the f*ck isn’t Plugs giving this speech? Is he that brain addled he can’t even read off a teleprompter anymore? The landslide is coming, Plugsy.

    OK, I watched a clip of Camel. She has the charisma of a rotting corpse. A perfect companion for Plugs’ rotting brain. Plugs will probably vote for tRump by accident.*

    I see the downvoter is here downvoting anything involving Plugs and his brain of cream cheese.

    *will also have an accident in his Depends.

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  36. “You Knew This Was Coming… Nancy Pelosi: “I Don’t Think That There Should Be Any Debates… I Wouldn’t Legitimize a Conversation with Him” (VIDEO)”
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/knew-coming-nancy-pelosi-dont-think-debates-wouldnt-legitimize-conversation-video/

    “Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday morning, “I don’t think there should be any debates.””

    “Then she added, “I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with him.””

    “Anyone paying attention knew this was coming. There is no way in hell senile Joe Biden can stand in a debate with President Donald Trump.”

    Just in any case any one was wondering, Pelosi is delusional. I am surprised that no one in the House challenges her for Speakership.

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  37. ‘Enough Is Enough’: CovCath Attorney Lin Wood Offers to Help Kyle Rittenhouse For Free After GoFundMe Shuts Down Legal Defense Fund:

    Lin Wood, the famed attorney who successfully represented Covington Catholic’s Nick Sandmann in multiple lawsuits against the media, graciously and heroically offered to help Kyle Rittenhouse for free on Thursday morning after GoFundMe suspended his legal defense fund.

    Rittenhouse is disturbingly being charged with first-degree murder for defending himself against a registered sex offender involved in sex crimes with a minor and two other violent assailants with criminal records that attacked him during the riots on Tuesday night in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

    After witnessing Democrat congresswoman Ayanna Pressley smear Rittenhouse as a “white supremacist domestic terrorist,” Lin Wood tweeted: “Ayanna Pressley just got condemned to the World of the Blocked. She is no Elvis. And I am not a criminal defense lawyer but I am going to see what I can do tomorrow to help

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  38. Hey guys, if you normally read Daily Mail, or even if you don’t, as long as you have an ad blocker, can you check something for me?

    Do you see this headline about a foot down on the main page?

    “German tyre firm Continental forced thousands of slaves to march 25 miles a day to test shoes for the Nazis during WWII, the company reveals”

    -I want to check if it’s just me, because I had mentioned conti tires, a couple of times lately.

    I saw it also on the main page.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8670395/German-tyre-firm-Continental-used-concentration-camp-prisoners-slave-labour.html

  39. “You Knew This Was Coming… Nancy Pelosi: “I Don’t Think That There Should Be Any Debates… I Wouldn’t Legitimize a Conversation with Him” (VIDEO)”

    Just in any case any one was wondering, Pelosi is delusional. I am surprised that no one in the House challenges her for Speakership.

    No, Plugs pitched a fit, asked for and got a phone call with Trump regarding his (Biden’s) thoughts on the virus situation. Afterwards, Trump was very gracious and complementary to the former VP, establishing that it was a meeting of equals, thus voiding any future claim that Trump is an illegitimate debate opponent on policy matters.

    Plugs can’t back track now without looking demented. Granted, the Dems don’t play by the rules, but Biden has sold himself to the female Democrat voters in the suburbs of DC and the tech hubs as being the “safe” choice to maintain their lifestyle status quo.

    A “safe” choice will be at one debate at least. I think the real danger with debates is setting expectations too low for Biden. If he accomplishes a Mittens-esque performance against a low expectations prep from the incumbent in the first meeting, it might very well be over for Trump.

    Of course, it is a big “If”.

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  40. I Wouldn’t Legitimize a Conversation with Him

    You know what else Trump does, Nancy? He breathes. In and out, in and out. Air goes in and out. You don’t want to sully your lungs with air that was contaminated by Trump, do you? Do it, Nancy. Take the Plastic Bag Challenge! Show Trump what you think of him!

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  41. ‘Enough Is Enough’: CovCath Attorney Lin Wood Offers to Help Kyle Rittenhouse For Free After GoFundMe Shuts Down Legal Defense Fund:

    GoFundMe is another giant ProgLibTurd, SJW, BLM ass kissing platform. The defund conservatives all the time.

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  42. “Kenosha Shooting Victim Was A Registered Sex Offender For Crime Involving A Minor And Was Caught On Video Confronting Armed Men”
    https://conservativeus.com/kenosha-shooting-victim-was-a-registered-sex-offender-for-crime-involving-a-minor-and-was-caught-on-video-confronting-armed-men-shoot-me-nga/

    “However, two narratives about the situation are emerging, neither of which appears to be supported by even a sliver of evidence: First, that Rittenhouse is a white supremacist, and second, that he is a murderer.”

    “Also, they never mentioned more about the victim, Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, of Kenosha who died after he was shot in the head Tuesday night during the Kenosha riots.”

    “Joseph Rosenbaum was allegedly chasing 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse and threw something at him.”

    “Rosenbaum was a registered sex offender for a sex crime involving a minor.”

    And somewhere I saw a gofundme for Rosenbaum’s girlfriend and her daughter.

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

  43. Geez. I read Kushner is going to reach out to LeBron James after his BLM crying breakdown.

    WTF for?

    And Jesse Jackwagon is on the scene in Kenosha. Woof.

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  44. Hey guys, thanks for checking that it was on your main page. My intent was to see if the site was generating a main page specifically for ME. I sometimes see links on other sites to DM articles that I never saw, and I see a lot of Houston articles. When I saw the Conti article I thought, that’s it, if I’m the only one getting that, then they are serving me targeted editorial content as well as ads. That’s a bit concerning.

    So searching for it doesn’t really answer my intent, (you guys don’t read my minds so that’s no biggie) and I guess at least a few of you are also seeing at least some of the same content I’m seeing. I guess if I was really interested, I could use something to spoof my location and see if the pages were different.

    Customizing content so local news is featured would be within the realm of ‘acceptable’ to me (although it would be nice if it was separated under a “local” heading), changing it based on google or political or demographic info would not. I know other sites do this to some extent ( FB) and Time magazine used to do it in print form, so it’s reasonable to wonder about it.

    @alan, yeah, ad blocker is mandatory for DM and zerohedge and Gateway Pundit. Youtube too for that matter. I’m using uBlock origin based on recommendations here, and it works. I’ve laid out my reasons for reading DM several times here. They are at least consistent in their viewpoint….

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  45. The DM’s lead story about the Kenosha Kid is an example of how to write a slanted and inflammatory article.

    The protesters were “tailing” him, not chasing him down (protesters!) He’s a murderer. his FIRST MURDER. “Defending’ the city in scare quotes. (athough to be fair, DM’s use of the “allegedly” or “doubt” quotes is very random and arbitrary at the best of times.)

    Both dead guys look to be scumbags.

    The other guy was holding a gun pointed at the kid when he was shot. That’s clearly visible in the video.

    The kid was clearly retreating, and fired from the ground after he fell.

    As for why he was there, someone else mentioned that he worked at the car lot.

    And 19 miles to his home is nothing. I drove nearly that far to high school every day. I routinely drove 2 and 3 times that distance to see friends when I was his age.

    They’re trying the string this kid up.

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  46. Just in any case any one was wondering, Pelosi is delusional. I am surprised that no one in the House challenges her for Speakership.

    What, and have their office moved to a broom closet.

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  47. “Visualizing Hurricane Laura’s destruction in Louisiana”
    https://spacecityweather.com/visualizing-hurricane-lauras-destruction-in-louisiana/

    “The Isle of Capris Casino boat is WEDGED underneath the I-10 Bridge in Lake Charles”
    https://twitter.com/iduffelshuffle/status/1298970176159965185

    I hate that I-10 bridge. It is totally steel and steel grating dating back to 1960s ? 1940s ? I had a moron spin out in front of me on it ten years ago.

  48. Just in any case any one was wondering, Pelosi is delusional. I am surprised that no one in the House challenges her for Speakership.

    What, and have their office moved to a broom closet.

    If Trump has a 48 state wipe out of Biden then the broom closet could become a point of honor.

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  49. And Jesse Jackwagon is on the scene in Kenosha. Woof.

    I wonder who is paying him ?

  50. Are we to the point yet that voting for national democrats is a sign that a person is delusional ?

    Counting the seconds to my down vote.

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  51. “Many View Kyle Rittenhouse As A Hero, BLM Increasingly Unpopular”
    https://creativedestructionmedia.com/opinion/2020/08/27/many-view-kyle-rittenhouse-as-a-hero-blm-increasingly-unpopular/

    “Remember the first iteration of Black Lives Matter? It culminated in five police officers killed and another seven wounded in Dallas at a BLM event. Disgraced, the group effectively went on hiatus afterward. Time passes. The sun shines. People forget.”

    “Along with its slightly whiter variant Antifa, BLM is back and bigger than ever. It now has an academic wing, pushing “anti-racism” in public and private schools, whereby anyone not actively fighting racism is considered to be racist, no matter how many black friends they might have. It has all the funding it could want. Its founders have openly admitted to being “trained Marxists” and no one on the left objects.”

    “As the deaths mount, voters have started to take notice. The myth of organic rallies popping up around the country has worn thin as community after besieged community takes note: the agitators aren’t from around here. Some predominantly black communities have even stood up to and ejected BLM protesters.”

    “WOW: ALL 3 violent attackers of Kyle Rittenhouse (self-defense shooter) were convicted felons.
    -1 pedophile sex offender
    -1 convicted felon (burglary)
    -1 domestic abuse/strangulation/dangerous weapon
    All 3 chased Kyle, violently assaulted him and were shot in self-defense.”

    I am amazed at how well Rittenhouse defended himself as the ultimate last defense. He got all three men directly chasing him, including the guy pointing a Glock at him, and the other members of the mob ran away.


  52. If Trump has a 48 state wipe out

    One can hope. But I think, just gut feeling, that California and New York will pull the stops and vote every wetback they can find. But they go blue anyway so not much point but to scream about the “popular vote” which doesn’t matter for end results.

    Oregon and Washington? I don’t know. New Mexico might go red since the Gov is acting like she owns the place. Ditto Michigan.

    Minnesota? Yeah, burn Minneapolis down and see how many folks vote blue now.

    The a-hole mayor of Austin is doing wonders for making folks vote Blue, not.

    I’m gonna say Mr Orange Man Bad will take 46 states. TrunpSlide! Orange Crush!

    Ok, CA, NY, and a few tiny states the size of the DFW Metro area plus Hawaii, ok, round up, call it seven: Orange Crush with 43 states.

    And the Dems will scream bloody murder. For another four years.

    It’s going to be “interesting”.

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  53. If Trump has a 48 state wipe out

    One can hope. But I think, just gut feeling, that California and New York will pull the stops and vote every wetback they can find. But they go blue anyway so not much point but to scream about the “popular vote” which doesn’t matter for end results.

    I figured California and Hawaii, no way, they will go for dumbrocrats no matter what.

    I do not understand why the Asians vote for dumbrocrats when the dumbrocrats try to take Asians down every chance they get.

  54. I am amazed at how well Rittenhouse defended himself as the ultimate last defense. He got all three men directly chasing him, including the guy pointing a Glock at him, and the other members of the mob ran away.

    What BLM really wants is a shooter to kill or seriously injure a pretty white coed. No tattoos or weird hair color.

    That’s coming. Unfortunately for BLM, pretty white coeds free of strangeness are in short supply in Seattle and Portland.

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  55. I am amazed at how well Rittenhouse defended himself as the ultimate last defense. He got all three men directly chasing him, including the guy pointing a Glock at him, and the other members of the mob ran away.

    Great video of the men chasing Rittenhouse, getting him down with a skateboard to the head, and Rittenhouse shooting two of them, the last man putting his hands up and then pulling a Glock, then Rittenhouse shooting him point blank in the arm, maiming him. Like @nick said, just ignore the text of the article, Daily Mail will get to pay Rittenhouse some slander money at the end of this.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8665383/One-shot-dead-two-wounded-BLM-protesters-defy-curfew-Kenosha.html

  56. What BLM really wants is a shooter to kill or seriously injure a pretty white coed. No tattoos or weird hair color.

    I wonder if they would settle for just a white guy without a prison record ? All three of the guys shot by Rittenhouse reputedly had prison records.

    From
    https://creativedestructionmedia.com/opinion/2020/08/27/many-view-kyle-rittenhouse-as-a-hero-blm-increasingly-unpopular/

    “WOW: ALL 3 violent attackers of Kyle Rittenhouse (self-defense shooter) were convicted felons.
    -1 pedophile sex offender
    -1 convicted felon (burglary)
    -1 domestic abuse/strangulation/dangerous weapon
    All 3 chased Kyle, violently assaulted him and were shot in self-defense.”

  57. Oregon and Washington? I don’t know.

    100% vote-by-mail. Dem. Perkins Coie makes sure if the vote is close.

    In WA, Costco will make sure its chore boy returns to the Governor’s Mansion for a third term.

    Interestingly, here in Texas, I have yet to see a “Doors” US Senate commercial. She was nonstop on TV two years ago running for the House. Maybe the CA money has decided that she’s a lost cause.

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  58. including the guy pointing a Glock at him

    And Mr Glock was shot in the bicep with a (I forget) but not a round that “goes through”. Pretty much blasted the meat off of Glock Boy’s arm.

    Oh, here:
    https://www.captainsjournal.com/2020/08/26/kenosha-riots-one-rioter-gets-half-his-arm-blown-off-by-rifle-fire/

    That is reputedly a 5.56 mm fired at one inch away from the right arm of Mr. Glock. Muzzle blast from a 5.56×45 round is tremendously damaging at 3,000 fps.

  59. Interestingly, here in Texas, I have yet to see a “Doors” US Senate commercial. She was nonstop on TV two years ago running for the House. Maybe the CA money has decided that she’s a lost cause.

    TV commercials don’t start until after Labor Day.

    And I am hearing that Bozo O’Rourke is gearing up for the Texas governor’s race in 2022.
    https://twitter.com/ryanhemsworth/status/1174410864381898754

  60. And I am hearing that Bozo O’Rourke is gearing up for the Texas governor’s race in 2022.
    https://twitter.com/ryanhemsworth/status/1174410864381898754

    Abbott is vulnerable, but the Dem would have to be a serious candidate, not a loon.

    That reminds me — I do see lots of Wendy Davis for Congress commercials. She’s taking on Chip Roy, a freshman from Austin.

  61. The Kenosha Kid is getting some help, finally.

    August 27th, 2020
    For immediate release

    GOA: Media Demonizes Apparent Self-Defender Kyle Rittenhouse

    Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) Senior Vice President Erich Pratt released the following statement on Kyle Rittenhouse’s citizen-involved shooting:

    “Based upon publicly available video evidence, it appears that Kyle Rittenhouse was acting in self-defense. And despite fake news media reports, it is clear that Kyle was not firing indiscriminately into a crowd.

    “GOA has reached out to Rittenhouse’s attorneys and the Lake County Public Defender’s office, and we have our own attorneys use of force experts looking into this case, as well. In the meantime, we demand fair treatment from the media, because up till now, their coverage has been horrific. With no evidence, they have labeled Kyle as a racist and a vigilante, but that just indicates how the media elites view all gun owners.

    “More to the point, the media has given more favorable coverage to rioters and looters over the past several months than to gun owners who appear to be protecting their lives from violent attackers. The media excuses the violent torching of American cities as ‘mostly peaceful’ protests. And they now minimize the hatefulness of Kyle’s attackers, calling them mere ‘protestors.’

    “But if Leftists want to question why Kyle Rittenhouse was in Kenosha, then they should begin by asking that question to the ‘protestors’ who have criminal records and who have come from out of town to terrorize business owners.

    “The bottom line is this: every human being has a God-given right to protect themselves. And when a person’s life is under attack, the Constitution protects their ability to use firearms without ‘infringement’ in the defense of that life.”

    –also, as a minor, isn’t he supposed to be protected from the media exposure?

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    added- the embedded link to the NYT is about as close to factual and neutral as they ever get. It’s still full of their bias.

  62. Also, he’s at least got some legal help–

    Fortunately for Rittenhouse and his family, powerhouse Attorney Lin Wood, who also represented Covington Catholic high schools student Nick Sandmann in his battle against the MSM media outlets that slandered him, has agreed to take on his case.

    As some may know, Wood shot to fame after the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing when he represented Richard Jewel, who was falsely accused, and then slandered, by the mainstream press.

    –SIX counts, and I’ve got no idea how they hope to get the homicide to stick. They have to show intent.

    “Kenosha County prosecutors charged the teenager with one count each of first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide and one count of attempted first-degree intentional homicide. He was also charged with two counts of reckless endangerment, and with possessing a dangerous weapon as a minor.”

  63. “Arrests Made After ‘Suspicious Vehicles With Out-Of-State Plates’ Stopped In Kenosha”
    https://www.zerohedge.com/political/arrests-made-after-suspicious-vehicles-out-state-plates-stopped-kenosha

    “Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin arrested nine individuals on Wednesday evening on charges of disorderly conduct after stopping several ‘suspicious vehicles with out-of-state plates’ and suspecting the occupants of “preparing for criminal activity related to the civil unrest,” according to Fox29 Philadelphia.”

    Great video of a vehicle stop by federal officers, break the windows of the perps vehicle, and arrest everyone in sight. I did not know that it was a federal felony to cross a state line with intent to participate in a riot. Lets hope that the nine enjoy their ten years in a federal prison, hopefully starting at the SuperMax.

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

  64. Great video of a vehicle stop by federal officers, break the windows of the perps vehicle, and arrest everyone in sight. I did not know that it was a federal felony to cross a state line with intent to participate in a riot. Lets hope that the nine enjoy their ten years in a federal prison, hopefully starting at the SuperMax.

    “illegal fireworks and suspected controlled substances” — depending on the state, those could be serious time.

    When I got my ticket in Alabama, it was because I failed to slow down enough passing the last pair of cop cars on the side of the road involved with an obvious narcotics bust. The whole family was pulled out of the minivan, and everyone was obviously waiting for K9.

    Good news on the ticket front — the court accepted my appeal letter and will allow TX driving school as part of the dismissal process. Of course, I still have to pay the $169 in court costs and $30 for driving school, but it beats having that ticket on my record.

  65. Sounds like good legal news for a couple of guys here today.

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    Beautiful day in Houston today. Hot and humid, sunny, puffy clouds, blue sky.

    Worked on the portable gennies.

    Old generac, that I thought just needed a carb clean needs a new fuel petcock. It deteriorated and fell out of the bottom of the tank. Looks like a quick and cheap fix- 2 sets of parts for $12 amazon prime. one set was $10, so I got the two pack just in case.

    Honda EU3000 inverter was an auction pickup, didn’t start right away, had been sitting up. I drained all the gas, checked the oil level, and pulled. Fired right up with new gas, but currently dying after a minute or two. Looking on the googles for troubleshooting. I am force charging the battery as that was one possibility. The low oil sensor malf’ing is another, and simply cleaning the carb is a third choice. Since it’s all very compact and enclosed, I’m trying everything before the carb… Runs well and quiet for that minute.

    Good thing I had the batteries and inverters as backup to the backup. I wouldn’t want to be under the gun with melting groceries.

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  66. Floated in the pool for an hour this evening too. NICE way to end the day.

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  67. Floated in the pool for an hour this evening too. NICE way to end the day.

    I miss our pool and hot tub from the old house a little bit but not a lot. Too much money and effort to keep it going. I do want to purchase an above ground hot tub though when I figure out how to choose one. And, add some more patio and patio cover.

    I released version 16.06 of our software today. Lots of bug fixes and a couple of small improvements in the last two months since version 16.05. As usual, I wrote 50+% of the code changes.

  68. Worked on the portable gennies.

    Old generac, that I thought just needed a carb clean needs a new fuel petcock. It deteriorated and fell out of the bottom of the tank. Looks like a quick and cheap fix- 2 sets of parts for $12 amazon prime. one set was $10, so I got the two pack just in case.

    The latest Consumer Reports magazine gave a 91 score to a 13 Kw Cummins generator powered by natural gas or propane. The 12 Kw Generac was a 90. We need a 20 Kw.
    https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/generators.htm
    and
    https://www.consumerreports.org/products/generators-33066/home-standby-generators-200146/cummins-rs13a-395338/

    The new neighbor to the west has a Generac powered by propane that came with the house. He can not get it to start.

    I finished my project to widen the single bay garage door from 8 ft to 10 ft. I can now park my F-150 4×4 in the single bay with 4 inches to spare on the top and six inches on both sides without pulling the mirrors in. And I have the big trailer mirrors with the multiple focal points.

  69. Generators of Houston did the total rebuild on my Generac whole house. They are the authorized service center for Houston.

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  70. WTH? Austin now a free fire zone?

    6th Street. The Irish Pub on that corner announced tonight that they were not going to renew their lease.

    Lots of bad things happen in a few block radius around 6th and Brazos. I used to work a block up the street.

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