Sun. Sept. 12, 2021 – big storm coming, better get ready

Nice day in the forecast for today. Cooler and sunny, not crazy hot. Sat. was similar, although it did get hot in the afternoon.

Went to my meeting, had a good time. Went shopping. Came home.

Plan for today is sleep in, then either do some stuff around the house, or sort stuff in storage and get it ready to take to the auction.

There is a big storm coming. Both literally and figuratively as it turns out. The Gulf Coast of Texas, Louisiana, and even parts further east are about to get up to 20 inches of rain if the forecasts are right. That’s several days of downpour and flooding with lots of damage.

So I’ll be topping up the day to day and getting ready to not have my pickup truck for moving stuff that can get wet.

In the figurative sense, we’ve been talking about the coming troubles for a while. I don’t see any way to avoid it at this point, and these things tend to kick off with very little warning. Use what time you have well. Hey, maybe it will be months or years. Good. Our stacks will be higher.

I quoted author Larry Correia yesterday, and I think one part of his advice bears repeating. Make yourself useful to your community. I’ve been slowly coming around to the importance of this. RBT thought he could position himself as resident wizard, but I thought that trying to do this AFTER the Fall was pretty difficult. (We had one discussion about this wrt ham radio.) He did get out into the community more at the new house than he ever mentioned at the old.

Other people in the blogosphere have been hammering on ‘tribe’ and community for a while, and on the folly of being a ‘lone wolf’. In our isolated and fragmented and mobile lives, it’s a difficult thing to do- becoming part of a group, part of a community IRL… we’ve found online substitutes but too often neglect the local, local, local aspects.

Hence part of my push for meatspace activities, real world training opportunities, group activities, and civic participation. We don’t have lodge brothers anymore. We don’t have high school friends nearby, or even poker buddies. Use what opportunities arise. Get out there and meet some people. Leverage what you have.

And stack it high and deep.

nick

Author: Nick Flandrey

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

64 thoughts on “Sun. Sept. 12, 2021 – big storm coming, better get ready”

  1. NY hospital to pause baby deliveries after staffers quit over vaccine mandate

    Lewis County General Hospital, in Lowville, will temporarily stop delivering babies after Sept. 24, WWNY reported. During a news conference Friday afternoon, Lewis County Health System CEO Gerald Cayer said seven of the 30 hospital workers who resigned were from the hospital’s maternity ward. He added that another seven maternity unit staffers were undecided about getting the vaccine, the television station reported.

    KIRO Sep 12, 2021 8:00 AM ET
    https://hotair.com/headlines/2021/09/12/ny-hospital-to-pause-baby-deliveries-after-staffers-quit-over-vaccine-mandate-n415237

    Just a data point.

    It does bring up a question. In looking at the circumstances around the death of the Cullan County, AL cardiac patient who had difficulty finding a CICU bed, there was no mention of staffing shortages.

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  2. ICUs always run near capacity. It’s the only way they can afford to have them. Listen to the ambulance/EMT scanner on any weekend pre- or post-covid and hospitals fill up and go on diversion all the time. They admit until they are filled, then start discharging or downgrading, or divert.

    ICUs are generally licensed to run at 85% capacity, and the numbers predicted have to be justified with a lot of research in an area.

    During the pandemic, there are still cr*phole hospitals, even in “good” areas, that the preference among ambulance/EMT personnel is to avoid unless absolutely necessary. Everyone in the local healthcare racket knows which places to stay out of with a patient if possible, but that will never make the scanners/public record.

    I’m under strict orders to never take my wife or kids to the hospital just around the corner. The emergency care release on file at the school says the same thing. The place looks ok from the outside, but, throughout the pandemic, I’ve never seen the parking lots more than ~ 1/3 full.

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  3. It does bring up a question. In looking at the circumstances around the death of the Cullan County, AL cardiac patient who had difficulty finding a CICU bed, there was no mention of staffing shortages. 

    A staffing shortage? Why, that doesn’t fit into the “fear porn annectdote of the day” segment, slotted right before the weather on the nightly local news.

    That might also require some fact checking. God forbid.

     

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  4. Day 3 Denver. Lot Aggies hangin’ around here. Some sporting event I think 😀

    Weather has been almost like we left back home but a little rain last night and should be about 10F cooler today. Leared out the fire smoke and 67F right now so still tshirt and short weather as far as I’m concerned. UPS failed me as we sent off a package for here last Tuesday that should have arrived on Friday. Tracking shows it’s here in Aurora as of late Friday night but won’t be Delivered until tomorrow by 7pm. We leave in the morning. Things for the relatives and some of our personal things which I’ll have to have newphew ship back to us. Rolled the dice.

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  5. Day 3 Denver. Lot Aggies hangin’ around here. Some sporting event I think 

    CSU was supposed to be a “patsy” beatdown this weekend. SEC football tradition, but the patsy had other ideas.

    My alma matter fulfilled its role as patsy for University of Florida yesterday … for one half of the game. The second half should be a source of concern in Gainesville once the hangovers from the night at Bern’s and Ybor wear off.

    As for Jimbo, I don’t think he should put any deposits down on Christmas trees at the church lot for the week of Thanksgiving.

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  6. Can’t believe I slept so long. 85F and 63%RH at 11 am isn’t bad.

    n

    a variation of this got me a 500 error

  7. September 12, 2021
    Head of Tokyo Medical Association recommends ivermectin for COVID treatment

    “If these stats are accurate, then at least 6 out of every 7 people who have died in the U.S. Of COVID could be alive today had they been treated with ivermectin.”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/09/head_of_tokyo_medical_association_recommends_ivermectin_for_covid_treatment.html

    If you require controlled medical studies with hundreds of people, then comparisons between countries with millions of people will mean nothing to you, so just move on.

    Apropos of nothing, I recall Johnny Carson interviewing the last hangman in the United States. He described buying top-grade 0ne-inch hemp rope, soaking it in water, and stretching it to 7/8-inch.

  8. “If these stats are accurate, then at least 6 out of every 7 people who have died in the U.S. Of COVID could be alive today had they been treated with ivermectin.”

    Still very careful parsing of words in that sentence. *Of* numbers are much smaller than *with*.

    I have no doubt it is tried on the sly in worst case situations, but if the US Government simply moved to a neutral stance at this point, the world’s supply would disappear into American-driven arbitrage and “just in case” hoarding.

    I know the Feds have a stash of HCQ in reserve for Lupus patients, but they jumped on that early so studies really didn’t interfere with supply.

    Dr. Pournelle often lamented that the US economy had descended to a point where workers just opened shipping containers from China, but now that everyone is a made member of the WFH Mafia, no one is even interested in doing that anymore. Amazon will go as far as putting the package inside your front door if you authorize it, and UPS probably isn’t far behind.


  9. UPS failed me as we sent off a package for here last Tuesday that should have arrived on Friday. Tracking shows it’s here in Aurora as of late Friday night but won’t be Delivered until tomorrow by 7pm.

     

    Don’t know about UPS, but Fed Ex got Labor Day off, so it ran them behind.  I went to bed before Fed Ex showed up with an Express package on Wednesday. No idea when he finally arrived, but it required in-person delivery so he had to come back. It was 9 pm on Thursday before he got here.

  10. https://www.zerohedge.com/political/us-military-court-rules-bump-stock-not-machine-gun

    The court is essentially laying out the fact that the ATF bypassed Congress to create law. They go on to explain that:

    “In 1986, Congress passed the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act [FOPA], banning possession of machine guns not owned before 1986. FOPA also banned any parts, to include frames and receivers, which were part of a machine gun or were designed for converting a weapon into a machine gun. The current statute at issue is 26 U.S.C. § 5845(b), which defines what a machine gun is. Due to having a bump stock, Appellant was charged under the statute which states that a machine gun is “any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically, more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger.”

    The court explains that the bump stock not only does not meet that definition, but similar situations have already been litigated in Civilian courts as well. They cite Gun Owners of America v. Garland, which took place in the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In GOA v. Garland, the Sixth Circuit agreed that bump stocks did not meet the definition of a machine gun.

    –they are not and never will be ‘machine guns.’

    –and note the application of BizarroLand Naming rule 1, every law must be named for the opposite of what it does…

    Congress passed the Firearms Owners’ Protection Act [FOPA], banning possession of machine guns

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  11. Not that machine guns are illegal, either. “Congress shall make no law…”

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  12. There is a big storm coming. Both literally and figuratively as it turns out. The Gulf Coast of Texas, Louisiana, and even parts further east are about to get up to 20 inches of rain if the forecasts are right. That’s several days of downpour and flooding with lots of damage.

    So I’ll be topping up the day to day and getting ready to not have my pickup truck for moving stuff that can get wet.

    “Tropical Storm Nicholas forms in the Bay of Campeche, headed up the Texas coast to bring us areas of heavy rain”
    https://spacecityweather.com/tropical-storm-nicholas-forms-in-the-bay-of-campeche-headed-up-the-texas-coast-to-bring-us-areas-of-heavy-rain/

    Fill up your gas and propane tanks ! 80% of the Gulf of Mexico is still shut in. Most of the refineries have restarted but are severely limited in their capacity. The tank farms were full when Ida hit but, the tank farms are NOT full now. Nobody is talking about how full the tank farms are but, they are NOT full.

    Dadgumit, I got hit by 500 error and lost this entire message.

  13. Freaking freakshow.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9982843/Kamala-Harris-model-stepdaughter-Ella-Emhoff-steps-boyfriend-Sam-Hine-NY-Fashion-Week.html

    -papa kar-dassian would be so proud

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-9981425/Kim-Kardashian-channels-Kanye-West-sports-zentai-face-mask-NYFW-Kardashian-clan.html

    This is mom of the year material. And not that I’m much concerned but how the he!! does a kid break his arm in SEVERAL places?

    Kardashian has yet to share details about the cause of Saint’s injury.

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  14. Amazon must be bored.  They keep offering $10 off or some such if I sign up to store my photos on their servers.  Why would I?  Google already saves the few pictures I take with my phone.  And I have my domain…. I made a sub-domain a few years ago for photos.  If you know my domain’s name, finding the photos is easy.  The first software I tried never worked the way I wanted so the project sat for a few years.  I found new software a few months ago and it works.  While not needed, thumbnails are nicer than a list of file names.  So I have all of my photos backed-up under my control.  Def “off-site”.

    Now they are pushing audible books.  I can get two free books and then it’s $X a month.  I don’t walk around with headphones listening to music, why would I do so for a book?

    They also want me to sign up for a pickup location.  Sometimes they offer $5 off my next purchase.  Not happening.  While it would be nice if they delivered to the house, I can walk the 1000 feet to the gate quicker than driving to town and back.  Plus gasoline.  The nearest is the Valero/CircleK but you need an app on your phone so the phone and locker can Bluetooth together.  Just what I want, an Amazon app on my phone.   The other is a gas station further away that I never go to, it’s slummy.

     

  15. As for Jimbo, I don’t think he should put any deposits down on Christmas trees at the church lot for the week of Thanksgiving.

    Jimbo just signed a new ten year contract starting at $9.5 million/year. He ain’t going nowhere. After all, who are you going to replace him with ? Saban ain’t going nowhere and he is the only one that the Aggies will hire at the moment.
    https://www.texasmonthly.com/arts-entertainment/jimbo-fisher-contract-extension/

    And big changes are coming in college football. The payroll is coming for college athletes. Maybe next year.

  16. Amazon must be bored.

    AWS has to keep growing and gaining market share. They need someone to pay the bills.

  17. ICUs always run near capacity. It’s the only way they can afford to have them. Listen to the ambulance/EMT scanner on any weekend pre- or post-covid and hospitals fill up and go on diversion all the time. They admit until they are filled, then start discharging or downgrading, or divert.

    ICUs are generally licensed to run at 85% capacity, and the numbers predicted have to be justified with a lot of research in an area.

    During the pandemic, there are still cr*phole hospitals, even in “good” areas, that the preference among ambulance/EMT personnel is to avoid unless absolutely necessary. Everyone in the local healthcare racket knows which places to stay out of with a patient if possible, but that will never make the scanners/public record.

    I’m under strict orders to never take my wife or kids to the hospital just around the corner. The emergency care release on file at the school says the same thing. The place looks ok from the outside, but, throughout the pandemic, I’ve never seen the parking lots more than ~ 1/3 full.

    Texas mandates one ER / ICU in each of the 254 counties, an unfunded state mandate. The county must do whatever it takes to keep that ER / ICU open. In Harris County (Houston), the hospital district has their own property tax and spends billions of dollars per year for 8 ? 9 ? 10 ? hospitals. In Lavaca County (my parents), the county pays for the doctors and screams mightily each year for the $800K salary to keep the fully qualified surgeon on staff. Plus they pay for his malpractice insurance, another $400K/year. He stays very busy though.

    The county hospital here in Fort Bend County is a good place, they stopped my second heart attack in 2013. And protested greatly when I got up and walked out the next day. I would not go to the hospital next to my house unless I was dying.

  18. Jimbo just signed a new ten year contract starting at $9.5 million/year. He ain’t going nowhere. After all, who are you going to replace him with ? Saban ain’t going nowhere and he is the only one that the Aggies will hire at the moment.

    You predicted the buyout first.

    Urban Meyer will get bored of losing at Jacksonville and put out feelers by Halloween.

    Jacksonville ownership has been a train wreck since the Weavers sold.

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  19. To see Houston (Texas Medical Center) ICU statistics, look here.  It’s a summary of all the many hospitals within the TMC.  They have plans in place to grow and shrink the number of ICU beds.  It’s not clear they have plans to staff them.  Rumor is they’re hurting a bunch there.  Many times more patients per nurse than normal.

    The website has a bunch of other pretty graphs.  Of course, who knows how many lies they tell.  I certainly don’t trust them, and before I was fired for not taking the jab, I was working for one of them, providing non-Covid data.

  20. Regarding comment yesterday that “the least vaccinated part of the population is firmly in the Democrat camp

    Nope. Wrong.

    Here’s the results of a poll from NBC, dated 24 Aug 2021:
    So who’s been vaccinated in the United States? And who hasn’t?
    Well, our most recent NBC News poll sheds some light on those question, with the survey finding that 69 percent of all adults say they’ve already been vaccinated, versus 13 percent saying they won’t get vaccinated under any circumstance.
    And here are the American adults who say they’ve already been vaccinated — broken down by demographic group:

    All adults: 69 percent
    Men: 67 percent
    Women: 71 percent
    18-34: 63 percent
    35-49: 58 percent
    50-64: 71 percent
    65+: 86 percent
    Whites: 66 percent
    Blacks: 76 percent
    Latinos: 71 percent
    Urban residents: 79 percent
    Suburban residents: 67 percent
    Rural residents: 52 percent
    White evangelicals: 59 percent
    Democrats: 88 percent
    Independents: 60 percent
    Republicans: 55 percent
    Republicans who support Trump more than party: 46 percent
    Republicans who support party more than Trump: 62 percent
    Democratic Sanders-Warren voters: 88 percent
    Democratic Biden voters: 87 percent
    Biden voters in 2020 general election: 91 percent
    Trump voters in 2020 general election: 50 percent
    White non-college grads: 60 percent
    White college grads: 80 percent

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  21. @rick,

    aside from being distrustful of naked percentages, that list is for people who ARE vaccinated.  Pretty much the opposite of “people who aren’t vaccinated.”

    The NBC poll link is to a poll about biddn?

    Lots of numbers and breakdowns by state here

    https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

    “Black and Hispanic people remain less likely than their White counterparts to have received a vaccine, ”

     

    “As of September 8, 2021, CDC reported that race/ethnicity was known for 59% of people who had received at least one dose of the vaccine. Among this group, nearly two thirds were White (60%), 10% were Black, 17% were Hispanic, 6% were Asian, 1% were American Indian or Alaska Native, and <1% were Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, while 5% reported multiple or other race. ”

    — that is under their proportion of the overall population

    “Black people have received smaller shares of vaccinations compared to their shares of cases and the total population in more than half of states reporting data.”

    “These current patterns reflect growing shares of vaccinations going to Hispanic and Black people over time. Between March 1 and September 7, the share of vaccinations going to Hispanic people increased in all states reporting data for both periods and increased for Black people in most reporting states.”

    –whites got vaxed early, more blacks are getting vaxed now.

    Lots more numbers at that site.

    But let’s look elsewhere–

    How about webMD?

    African Americans have nearly the lowest rates of vaccination among any ethnic group.

     

    “According to recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll, about 35% of Black Americans said they don’t plan to get the vaccine, citing fears about safety and concerns that the vaccines are so new.”

    And Psychiatric Times… (which also discusses the Nuremberg Code wrt the jabs, so not a fringe idea)

    “A nationwide Kaiser Family Foundation survey1 found that in December of 2020, 35% of Black Americans stated they definitely or probably would not get the vaccine. This was a significantly higher percentage of reluctance compared to all other ethnic counterparts surveyed.”

    Or any of these search results?
    Beyond Tuskegee — Vaccine Distrust and Everyday Racism
    What Contributes to COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Black Communities, and How Can It Be Addressed?

    Black Americans’ Vaccine Hesitancy is Grounded in More Than Mistrust

    Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines

    ‘A huge conversation’: Vaccine hesitancy among Blacks rooted in historical distrust

    Addressing Justified Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community
    ‘You Can’t Treat If You Can’t Empathize’: Black Doctors Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy

    It’s not hard to find. I try not to just make sh!t up, although I might not always link directly.

    As to blacks voting democrat – https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/26/what-the-2020-electorate-looks-like-by-party-race-and-ethnicity-age-education-and-religion/

    “White voters have consistently accounted for a much larger share of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters than of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters (81% vs. 59% as of 2019).”

    “Black, Hispanic and Asian registered voters historically lean Democratic

    The ways in which these demographic shifts might shape electoral outcomes are closely linked to the distinct partisan preferences of different racial and ethnic groups. Pew Research Center survey data spanning more than two decades shows that the Democratic Party maintains a wide and long-standing advantage among Black, Hispanic and Asian American registered voters.3 ”

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  22. Forgot to mention it the other day, but while out and about I passed two of the bigger ford truck dealers in the Houston area…. the lots were decimated. They were trying their best to look like they had stock,but they were BARE.

    All the trucks were along the road, instead of the lot being full. They were spaced out about 3 or 4 times as far as normal just to line the frontage. The lots behind the row were almost entirely empty.

    I didn’t notice any competitors, as I wouldn’t be driving one of them, I don’t generally look for them.

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  23. “the least vaccinated part of the population is firmly in the Democrat camp

    correct according to Bloomberg:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/us-vaccine-demographics.html

    (visually, most of the states appear on the right of the line for blacks, indicating that they are being vaccinated at a lower rate in proportion to their percentage of the population)

    and correct according to state-by-state health department data:

    https://usafacts.org/visualizations/covid-vaccine-tracker-states/state/georgia

    I used the latter in the discussion last night, looking specifically at the data for Mississippi and Georgia (source: state health departments). The black population (firmly in the Democrat camp) is concentrated in the cities of both, and in both cases show much lower vaccination rates.

    In addition KFF reports:

    “Black and Hispanic people remain less likely than their White counterparts to have received a vaccine”

    with data through July

    https://www.kff.org/coronavirus-covid-19/issue-brief/latest-data-on-covid-19-vaccinations-race-ethnicity/

     

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  24. ok, so Nick was faster, but I’d still stop for coffee and cookies if I had to do it over

  25. Nick is looking for ways to avoid cutting the grass, as it is still 90F in the sun. n

    ADDED- Nick also has the advantage of getting himself out of moderation for too many links.

    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21046968-210188-nbc-news-august-poll-8-22-21-release

    That is the link to the NBC poll that was at the link Rick provided. Read thru the whole thing and didn’t find anything about blacks and covid. There were a couple of other things that were interesting though. And they did hold back some questions to be revealed later.

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    (like adding Kevin McCarty to the name recognition poll https://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/about )

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  26. I didn’t notice any competitors, as I wouldn’t be driving one of them, I don’t generally look for them.

    The big Dodge lot near my house is mostly empty. The Chevy dealer might have inventory since they were using 90 month loans to move the Silverado with the pathetic 4 cylinder engines just 18 months ago.

    (Fortunately, when the Silverado engine explodes trying to drive that big vehicle, you’re simply stuck without transportation and a big oily mess wherever it happens. Your house doesn’t burn down. Points to Chevy.)

    I’ve seen a lot of new Toyotas running around, including a 2022 Venza, but I understand the parts shortage is hitting them also.

    Warranty service is the big problem for dealers right now. I get emails several times a month from the dealer looking to buy my 2018 Camry and replace it with a 2021 for “only” $9k on top of what I still owe on the existing car.

    Even wrecked late model cars are fetching top dollar.

  27. For what it’s worth, I just signed up for a COVID test, and refused to tell them my race or ethnicity. I’m still an American, no matter what the government or anyone else is.

  28. If not for cookies and their delicious yumminess, I could beat everyone in making the best comments!

    re death jab injection rates by demographic, the numbers I saw matched what Nick said rather than what Rick said. However, IIRC I pulled the numbers from CDC’s site a couple weeks ago, so that makes sense.

    You wanna play a fun if slightly grim game? Put the population numbers for different demographic groups into a spreadsheet, with additional columns for notvax uptake and R/D voting percentages. Then play with hypothetical death rates from the notvax over the next few years. How will the electoral landscape be different in 2024 if 10% of those who got the notvax die before the election? 100%?

  29. @SteveF

    If 6 of 7 deaths are preventable using ivermectin–the “horse medicine” vilified by all the Democratic talking heads–how will that skew the numbers?

  30. Speaking of cooked numbers, I went back to the CDC Excess deaths page (I know, I know, I’m a glutton for punishment).  Even though I caught them diddling the historical numbers last week, the downward trend in deaths is proceeding at such a fast pace they can’t change the numbers fast enough to hide it.

    I used their default dashboard, but selected “Weekly Number of Deaths by Race/Ethnicity”.  The downward spike is amazing, and even though they diddled the numbers for whites, you can see the numbers for blacks dropping below the pre-Covid averages.

    You know, those blacks who are among the less-jabbed group?

  31. @Greg Norton

    “if the US Government simply moved to a neutral stance at this point, the world’s supply would disappear into American-driven arbitrage and “just in case” hoarding.”

    A quick search showed none manufactured in the U.S., with Cnada and Macau supplying the market.

    Additional manufacturers in India and China. India won’t export any they need for their population. China will increase their printing of ivermectin labels by 10,000% and sell whatever the gullible will buy–maybe with a free just-as-good-as-n95 cloth mask made out of recycled underwear.

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  32. We went to our favorite hole-in-the-wall Tex-Mex restaurant last night and waited an hour for a table in a 1/4 full dining room. Austin still has a *serious* labor shortage.

    The bill was 30% more than the usual total. They haven’t returned to paper menus.

  33. The Egregious Frum has found a home at The Atlantic advocating for gun confiscation:

    “Drawing a bright line between the supposedly vast majority of ‘responsible,’ ‘law abiding’ gun owners and those shadowy others who cause all the trouble is a prudent approach for politicians, but it obscures the true nature of the problem. We need to stop deceiving ourselves about the importance of this distinction.”

     

    https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/the-atlantic-responsible-gun-ownership-is-a-lie/

    You’ve convinced me, David. If I had any guns I’d invite you over to pick them up.

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  34. Jimbo just signed a new ten year contract starting at $9.5 million/year. He ain’t going nowhere. After all, who are you going to replace him with ? Saban ain’t going nowhere and he is the only one that the Aggies will hire at the moment.

    You predicted the buyout first.

    Urban Meyer will get bored of losing at Jacksonville and put out feelers by Halloween.

    Jacksonville ownership has been a train wreck since the Weavers sold.

    What ? Who predicted the buyout, not me !


  35. dropping below the pre-Covid averages

    Way back in March 2020 I predicted that the dempanic would at most move some deaths forward but that by 2025 the total deaths of the previous five years would be about the same as it would have been without the virus having been released.

    those shadowy others who cause all the trouble

    Urban blacks, hispanic men, and police? I’d have to look up current numbers, but those three groups are responsible for much more than their share of unjustified shootings.


  36. re death jab injection rates by demographic, the numbers I saw matched what Nick said rather than what Rick said. However, IIRC I pulled the numbers from CDC’s site a couple weeks ago, so that makes sense.

    But, but, Mr. Rick used bold face “Nope. Wrong.” so he must be right.

    I’m your huckleberry.

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  37. AWS has to keep growing and gaining market share. They need someone to pay the bills.

    And when they get to 100% market share, then what?


  38. That is the link to the NBC poll that was at the link Rick provided.

    Of course no one has ever lied to a pollster.
    (Just ask HRC, she’ll tell you.)

  39. The Egregious Frum has found a home at The Atlantic advocating for gun confiscation:

    “Drawing a bright line between the supposedly vast majority of ‘responsible,’ ‘law abiding’ gun owners and those shadowy others who cause all the trouble is a prudent approach for politicians, but it obscures the true nature of the problem. We need to stop deceiving ourselves about the importance of this distinction.”

    https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/the-atlantic-responsible-gun-ownership-is-a-lie/

    You’ve convinced me, David. If I had any guns I’d invite you over to pick them up.

    Dumbrocrat who masqueraded as a RINO for many years.

  40. AWS has to keep growing and gaining market share. They need someone to pay the bills.

    And when they get to 100% market share, then what?

    They will shoot for 110% then.

  41. “Florida Sheriff Gives Perfect Answer As To Why Officers Shot Man Who Ambushed Them So Many Times”
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/florida-sheriff-gives-perfect-answer-officers-shot-man-ambushed-many-times/

    “In a statement, the sheriff said the attack and ambush were carried out by a “violent, career criminal” who had a criminal record that included 40 charges for crimes such as drug trafficking, aggravated assault while discharging a firearm, battery on an officer, and attempted first-degree felony murder.”

    “When Potters requests him to leave the vehicle, the suspect began firing and takes position at the front of the car, placing the infant sitting inside in danger, according to Ivey, who saw the shooting. At about the same time the suspect seems to have been injured by police fire, Potters is heard claiming that he was shot.”

    Looks like the sheriff needs to buy some 30 round mags for his deputies.

  42. And for your viewing pleasure and a small time sink and break from Covid and politics.

    Wife and I took a weekend, well actually Friday and Saturday, trip to Bryson City North Carolina. We have seen the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad train on several of our rafting trips down the Nantahala River. Decided we wanted to take the train through the gorge and along the shores of Fontana Lake. So, we did it. Apparently there was a motorcycle convention, somewhere close. Gack, I despise those noisy exhausts. Main street in Bryson was almost intolerable from all the noise.

    Anyway, we did enjoy the train. Had an enclosed car, air conditioned, nice seats that reclined. Wanted to go last year, had signed up, but Covid “derailed” those plans. But got it this year.

    Here is a link to the pictures I took while on the trip.

    http://www.raymondthompsonphotography.com/GSMR/

    Enjoy.

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  43. AWS has to keep growing and gaining market share. They need someone to pay the bills.

    And when they get to 100% market share, then what?

    That won’t happen. AWS is a Hot Skillz, but no one trusts Amazon. The dustup this week over ElasticSearch licensing is making people nervous that Amazon is more Microsoft than Microsoft could ever get away with being.

  44. If you think you might want the apple flavored paste, get it now.

    BTW, it is approved for humans for a variety of conditions including lice. How handy would it be to have some of that around if hygiene takes a nosedive, or your kids come home with some?

    Just saying. FWIW, amazon pharmacy has it in stock with a scrip, and they have apple flavored yummy in stock as well. In January it was $13/ tube. Today it’s $36. Inflation or price discovery? you be the judge.

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  45. @ray, that sure is pretty country.

    That steel bridge had some scary levels of corrosion!

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  46. @Lynn

    The perfect answer would be: We got tired of this pos getting recycled back out by some libtard judge.

    “Looks like the sheriff needs to buy some 30 round mags for his deputies. ”

    Naw. Just have them practice every week and accidentally keep wadcutters in their mags.

  47. Cut and trimmed the grass. Weeded the garden. filled 20 gallons of water jug that I hadn’t refilled after the last hurry-cane.

    I DO NOT recommend stacking aquatainers on top of each other. I tried it and broke one. They get brittle in the sun. So don’t leave them in the sun!

    It’s not boiling out, but it’s pretty danged humid.

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  48. That steel bridge had some scary levels of corrosion!

    The bridge was designed and rated for very heavy freight. The bridge gets inspected every year and is apparently more than adequate for light passenger. Speeds never exceed 15 mph along the entire 22 mile (each way) trip.

    that sure is pretty country.

    A large portion of east TN, north GA, western NC, southwest VA is like that. One of the reasons we like living here. High today was 82f, low tonight 59f. No violent temperature extremes, four seasons, but very high humidity. You can’t have everything.

  49. I recently saw an article complaining about Frum’s article written by someone who clearly didn’t know his (Frum’s) history.

    Jerryp didn’t call him ‘the egregious Frum’ for nothing…

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  50. I was gonna spend tomorrow doing auction stuff, but I think I better do fuel and grocery stuff.

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  51. @Lynn

    The perfect answer would be: We got tired of this pos getting recycled back out by some libtard judge.

    “Looks like the sheriff needs to buy some 30 round mags for his deputies. ”

    Naw. Just have them practice every week and accidentally keep wadcutters in their mags.

    My former USMC son had an Iraqi soldier go rogue in their FOB (forward operating base). The Iraqi emptied almost a full AK mag into his buddy. My son pulled his Beretta M9 and shot the Iraqi ten times (full mag). The Iraqi did not go down. Two other Marines came running up and shot the Iraqi with their M4s using three shot bursts. They put 30 rounds in the Iraqi before he went down. Still, the guy was breathing so they medivacced him to a MASH unit (ROE !). After the surgeons in the MASH unit cleaned up the guy (still alive !), the Iraqi army showed up at the MASH unit and took the guy out in the desert.

    Some days, 30 rounds is way more than needed. And other days, it barely gets you down the road.

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  52. We’ve got a bit of rain already tonight. Very light drizzle out there, gauge showing just .o2 inches but everything is wet.

    Guess my plans for tomorrow are already messed up.

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