Saturday, February 18, 2017

GO WEST!

We are heading to San Francsico this morning and more better, Monterey, where we will once again dine in fine fashion at
 Happily we'll spend a night at the Q at the Presidio of Monterey and then move our operation out to just west of Pacific Grove for the rest of the week. Plenty of time to get some proper burgers, shakes and fries! Then off to Berkeley/Albany and a few nights there before heading home.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

ON TRUMP

Trumpeting at the Trump press conference today:

"I'm just telling you, you're dishonest people. The public doesn't believe you anymore. If you told it how it is, Trump would be the biggest fan in the world. Example CNN, story after story after story is bad, I won, I won."

IT IS TO LAUGH

I read here that the world of spooks is witholding spy information from the Trump Administration because they fear that the administrators would leak their precious secret information like somebody at NSA leaked the news about Flynn having chats with the Russian ambassador prior to taking on his role as National Security Advisor.

Srsly? If the spooks are that worried about leaks maybe they should kick out all of their Booz Allen Hamilton contractors. They seem to keep letting all the cats out of the bag. Of course they have the official help and sanction of the morons, clowns and idiots at theOffice of Personnel Management who routinely suffer hacks of their investigations into all security cleared personnel working for the government or contracted by the government. All that blackmail material routinely ends up in the hands of hackers from Russia, China, XYugoslavia and other less reputable places.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

INTERMEDIATE RANGE NUCLEAR MISSILES

I was listening to Socialist People's Radio (NPR) this afternoon and listened to a pair of smarmy lickspittles discussing the issue of Russia's intermediate range nuclear missile deployments. These weapons were banned by the Reagan administrations negotiations and treaty with the USSR in 1987.

The treaty gave both parties the right to conduct inspections of just about any site where ground launched cruise missiles or intermediate range ballistic missiles were produced. That gave the Soviets and Russians the right to enter my classified workspace and search around for anything that might look like a Transporter Erector Launcher TEL since the Air Force and General Dynamics used to build those at Air Force Plant 19 in Old Town, San Diego at what used to be the Consolidated Vultee production facility and is now home to the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. We were admonished to keep all of our secrets in spaces smaller than the footprint of the old TELs so the Russians could be barred from searching anything or space smaller than an actual TEL.


My old office top floor and where LockMart/ULA used to make the fuel tanks for Atlas Launchers
The National People's Radio discussed Trump's flailing Russian policy with the lickspittle commenter noting for us that Trump had no Russian policy and probably wouldn't until he got around to filling the National Security Advisor position and the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Policy) jobs and got some Deputy Secretary at State that could comprehend Russia.

What I despise about NPR is that they cherry pick 100% of their guests to follow the liberal chains of thought on all policy or topics and never give so much of a hint about what is really going on by asking some actual spokesperson from the non-liberal half of the country to come on and comment. The lickspittle guest did observe that Russia violated the INF treaty in 2014 during Obama's administration but offered no hint as to what measures Obama adopted to challenge or counter this violation and the NPR lickspittle naturally let him off the hook and didn't ask any of the obvious questions that immediately occur to anybody with a functioning brain.

It's pretty sad. I used to be able (many years ago) to listen to NPR for up to an hour at a time. These days it's down to about 1 minute/day. Oh well, MetroParkCentralis has some excellent music stations.



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CNN

Ruthlessly borrowed from Theo.


It's pretty sad when an entire network is defined as a place people go to hear what they want to hear and nothing else. One could say the same about any of the cable or broadcast networks these days but CNN was the most blatant of the former 'real' news sites. They shed their cred when confronted by Iraq and there is no doubt that they reached other modus vivendi.

HOW NOW VOTER ID LAW

One of the treasures that might fall from this administration and congress, is the passage of a mandatory voter ID law requiring all future voters to produce a recognized government issued voter identification card. The various states that mandate voter IDs have been providing the voters with free state identification forever now. The only reason anyone can advance for permitting continuing ongoing fraud in our elections by refusing to countenance the concept of requiring that voters positively identify themselves to the poll workers are the racist bigots of the democrat party who continue to insist that blacks are too inferior and too stupid to get the required identification.

Why rethuglicans don't make this case every single time it is breached is beyond me, except I think an awful lot of rethuglican lawmakers are dumber than dirt.

In this country elections still matter and voter fraud is swaying election returns and throwing away our hard won democracy. It's not just a personal fraud anymore either. These days the democrat party's apparatchiks go on television and the radio and practically order the illegal aliens to vote and sponsor endless voter registration drives that end up only registering democrats.

Monday, February 13, 2017

THIS IS REUTERS

I have seen some hapless reporting by morons and idiots but Reuters really takes the biscuit. Here is their chomping at the outer boundaries of accurate news with their headline today:


At this point, everybody except reuters knows that there is NO hole in the dam. There is one hell of a big hole in the spillway from the damn but the spillway is not the dam. We all would have noticed a 9 meter hole in the dam since it would have involved the near instantaneous destruction of the entire dam.

Reuters goes on to note that it's only a 9 meter hole and not 90 as they first reported. I think they gooned that up too. Let's look at the hole from yesterday's Daily Timewaster reporting:







It looks a little bit bigger than 9 meters across doesn't it? Well, that's the wire services for you. What they don't make up, they get wrong.

GANGSTER NEWS ALERT

Courtesy of The Last King of France. I laughed out loud.


It's like there are no politicians in Illinois that give a damn about the people who live in Chicago. I wonder what made all those politicians give up?

CLIMATE DENIERS

It looks like the message is starting to filter out and the 'proofs' that the global warming klan offered up to show that their weather models were working out just as predicted are starting to show the cracks and flaws they have been papering over and ignoring for the last 20 years. The bloom is rapidly falling off the climate change rose and they have noone to blame but each other and Dr. Curry and the dirty rotten NOAA turncoat who let the cat out of the bag and proved that they have all massaged the data like its never been massaged before.

They got caught lying some more.

Two Global Warming Frauds Chained to NOAA Bouy and Abandoned at Sea

Sunday, February 12, 2017

THE EMERALD POOL

"The Emerald Pool" By Albert Bierstadt Fine Art Print, 24"x15"

LIONS LED BY ASSES

International man of mystery, George Tenet had a wonderful medal named after him and this CIA medal was just awarded to the Crown Prince of the country that funneled 15 of the 9/11 attackers into the United States and funded their studies here as they learned how to fly jets, kill people and crash into buildings. Yes, the CIA Director just awarded the George Tenet medal to Saudi subject Mohammed bin Nayef for:"excellent intelligence performance, in the domain of counter-terrorism and his unbound contribution to realize world security and peace."

Don't you think it's odd that the CIA Director has the gall to award a Saudi a medal named after a man who was so abysmally incompetent in the domain of counter-terrorism and wouldn't recognize a terrorist if it bit him on the nose? I do. I wonder if this is the 'cut direct' or just a slap in the face for our Saudi 'friends'. I'd be deeply embarrassed to be found worthy of the award of the George Tenet Medal for counter-terrorism excellence.


MEDIA MATTERS

I have been enjoying the last three weeks of unending criticism of the administration by the brownshirts and the nazis of the fourth estate. The issue I find most appealing must be the White House correspondents crackfest where the media and administration come together for some lighthearted banter that just shows how much they love each other.

This Yahoo fake news story is hilarious in its obtuseness and profound ignorance:
"How can media clink glasses with a White House that makes clear its contempt for press freedom and its admiration for (Russian President Vladimir) Putin methods?" tweeted David Frum, a senior editor at The Atlantic.
I can see that Trump makes no effort to hide his contempt for what passes as the Press in this country and the near abroad. By the same token though, the media make absolutely no effort to hide their complete contempt for Trump. I see them as the more out-of-control 3 year old who cannot do anything but vent hatred and contempt for the man who parlayed their hatred for him into roughly $5 billion in free advertising throughout the primaries and the presidential campaign. They just can't stop themselves, even when they rail at Trump for doing nothing more than whatever Obama did during his administration.

Some people think it unpresidential to tweet and I can see their point but I kind of disagree with them. The tweets are rapid, appear off-the-cuff and are usually humorous to those not targeted by them. The left and the media despise them because they simply can't help themselves. They have an atavistic compulsion to dance to whatever tune Trump plays and he has them place themselves in front of the camera and say deeply stupid things along the lines of the egregious Frum (see above).

As I read all the reporting on the correspondents dinner it always, appears to show the press as unwilling to join the White House to break bread and share in conviviality and jocularity. It's nothing to do with the White House. It's not a dinner the White House puts on or hosts. It's a manifestation that shows that the fourth estate cannot put aside its contempt and hatred for even one night and feel proud to be numbered among the few, the proud, the people who accept President Trump.

The media ain't feeling the love and they keep digging their hole deeper and deeper with the 50% of Americans who voted for Trump. There's a lot of people that have written off the media in this country and agree that if it wasn't for fake news, there would be no news at all out of Washington DC or New York. Every single story has a spin and the spin is always the same.

It reminds me of the time the pope went fishing with President Bush. They were out on the Potomac fishing when the pope's silly hat blew off. The pope was going to try to fish it out of the river with a paddle but George said, "let me" and stood up, stepped out of the boat, walked on water over to the pope's hat and returned with it, giving it to the pope. Naturally the press saw all this and reported with glee that, "President Bush doesn't know how to swim!"

I think it's time the media and the rest of them grew up and learned to behave like adults. They're all much too old to look cute while pouting full time and glowering at the rest of us with unconcealed fury, hatred and disdain. I'm tired of them.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

EASY END TO VISA ISSUE

All Trump has to do is order the State Department to stop issuing visas and cancel existing ones. Court issue ends immediately.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

THE NEW THIRD WORLD

San Francisco has long had a reputation for gathering to itself all the nation's fruits and nuts. Now it appears that they have decided to include out-and-out fascists in their mix of scum and villainy. How exactly does anyone in the United States boast about our very own kristallnacht without fear of arrest and the law?
American fascists attack American university in California to prevent speech by gay man
There were certainly a large number of students in the crowd and many of them were violating another American's right to freedom of speech, but it was the hardcore fascists that were the ones smashing the windows and setting the university on fire. Sort of the like the Brown Shirts working for that Hitler fella.

Meanwhile, the Berkeley police and UC Berkeley police stood by and did nothing. Nothing at all. Does that sort of remind you of how the German police handled the 'rioters' throughout Kristallnacht and beyond? Just standing around minding their own business. And they dindo nothin.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

NOW IT CAN BE REVEALED

Now that the sturm and drang of bloody football is over for the season, it can be revealed how and why the Falcons never had a chance of winning the Superbowl. In a word, it was Gabriel. Honestly, how could any team with even a hint of the woeful Cleveland Browns hope to win the Superbowl? Other than that, he's a hell of a good football player.

Monday, February 6, 2017

ME AND GPS

GPS is just the first step in teaching mankind to obey the voice of the machine. I'm not going there.

Friday, February 3, 2017

I MISS THE OLD SOUTHWEST

Nooooo, not. Wait a minute. Yeah, I miss that too. But, I was referring to the spunky little airline of that name.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

FULL BORE OPEC HEADS EXPLODE

Consider the crocodile. A lifeform so suited to its environment that it has not evolved in 40 million years. Peering into the underlying venality of some of the stuff that happens right in front of one's face is sometimes pretty vicious, like a crocodile. I don't think politics has changed in that length of time either.

 VDH was pretty funny with this one:
He (Trump) calls for full-bore gas and oil development, a common culture in lieu of identity politics, secure borders, deregulation, tax reform, a Jacksonian foreign policy, nationalist trade deals in places of globalization, and traditionalist values.
If the US takes energy development to the next level, it will see the immediate collapse of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, OPEC, Venezuela, etc., economic warfare not seen since FDR in 1939!  That worked out splendidly if you owned defense stocks or war material production facilities.

I'd have some sympathy for the talking heads if any of them raised this issue, but I've seen no sign that they have. On the other hand, I don't spend any time looking at the old organs of politics and political chicanry anymore. Needless to say, I don't have any sympathy for OPEC. OTOH, lower energy prices usually mean good things for the 3rd world.

OPEN SPEECH SUB ROSA

Ace of Spades has a wonderful and insightful view into what exactly cost the left their promised Hillary. I dare say they will never understand, as the riots in Berkeley proved yet again that they learn nothing from experience or truth.
Where before the voters on the left were mostly passive receivers of Cultural Marxism, they had now become active participants via propaganda, slander, social shaming, and otherizing. This meant that conservatives were now being assaulted on two fronts, both from the institutional left and the soft left. 
Every conservative who is active on Facebook knows what I'm talking about. After decades of Americans keeping their politics mostly to themselves, suddenly our feeds were jammed up with political invective. 
It wasn't just directed at politicians. It was personal--a relentless litany of insults and abuse, first at the Tea Party and then Trump supporters. Most of it was generalized, but the message was clear. They held our kind in contempt and didn't care who knew it. In fact, they seemed to be in a contest to see who could broadcast it the loudest.
Read the whole thing. It will take all of one minute.

I turned my back on facebook the instant I set up an account. I set up the account solely to be a beacon to just one person and I'm still waiting. It's been 5 years. I never go there except to see if there are any messages from her.

I did take a look at some of the things one of my former colleagues, a man with a PhD and 50 years experience working for the government, posted before I stopped even looking at my page. He was unhinged and was happily reposting the most vile insults you can imagine about Trump, his supporters, republicans, conservatives, in short, anybody who disagreed with his worldview.  It was a stunning surprise to me because while I knew his politics I hadn't realized that they are that extreme and so filled with hate.

ENJOY A LITTLE SPENGLER

I've been reading Spengler since I first started visiting Asia. In this column he nails it.
One would have thought that a 90-day suspension of immigration from seven countries with minimal economic ties to the United States would be minor news. It has to be the best thing an American president has done since Ronald Reagan told Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, because all the people I dislike have gone bat-guano crazy.
As he finishes, don't believe what you read in the news.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FREE SPEECH

I am always amazed that the real stormtroopers in America think they're fighting fascism. Their "educators" have a lot to answer for. Srsly, a man is asked to come and deliver a speech and the stormtroopers respond by setting fires and threatening any who atttend to the point:


All campus buildings at UC Berkeley on lockdown? It is past time for all students to post a performance bond that they forfeit if they are identified as rioting anywhere during their tenure at the school. There is no excuse for rioting, burning cars, setting fires to building and attacking people who were simply trying to enjoy their constitutional rights. The funny thing though, is that not one single one of these morons who wear black and conceal their faces, ever appreciates that all they're doing is building support for Trump.

I am reminded that the police do not protect the innocent, they protect the guilty. Otherwise those fascist little bastards would be strung up like their moral leaders Mussolini, Hitler and Ceausescu. Only the left seems to  hunt in packs and get away with murder, arson, vandalism and assault and they're always the first to call anyone who opposes their stupid ideas, Hitler.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

THE DARK

it's a blog post I'll write about china and the fall of the west that no more cares about SEATO. In the meantime, a placeholder for something that will show up, eventually, when my finger tips heal. It is very painful to type with stab wounds all over the finger tips of even just the left hand.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

THE HARD THINGS

My intent, after stabbing myself 3 times, was to mention and show a deer. We were driving up RiverView Road here in MetroParkDentralis ( oh what the hell, metroparkdenrtralis fit the mood) and I was saying to the driver that one never ever sees your actual deer in the wood.) They're always in the yard and, of course, a deer right in front of us crossed the road to be in the wood and I said, "look! a deer in the wood" and she looked left and said, "look, deer in the yard."

Ohio is like that.

GOWDY

You can lose hours watching our advocate.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

HARBOR VIEW

Harbor View Medical Shaman Pavillion is one of the places I still take an interest in. It is old. It is functionally, obsolete. It's a dump. I've seen better hospitals in villages in south Korea. I went there a few times back when I was young and a pseudo-lawyer of the Navy. It was part of my Judge Advocate General Investigation into a Line-of-Duty-Misconduct investigation. It was one of those things.

You know, you don't know, you just go and hope for the best.

"Hello", said I to the staff frightful harridan who actually burped at me in response. "I am here to acquire the treatment records of Petty Officer 2X of the United States Navy." In her burp I detected a subtle hint to just FOAD. I was young and persistent. I was escorted out of the Harbor View Medical building by security. I had made a fundamental failure. I told them I was entitled to the treatment records because the organization that sent me to get them had PAID for them.

Security didn't march me all the way to my car, just down the steps into the parking lot with no harbor view at all.

I have to say that my JAGMAN Investigation didn't actually suffer much from the discourteous refusal of Harbor View Medical in Seattle to share with me the records of treatment of an idiot who was so lost to reason after a departmental picnic that he climbed on the hood of his friend's car and 'dared' him  to knock him off because, that sort of thing leaves tangential evidence of full on drunken stupidity, which, in this case had resulted in a very very broken ankle and 5 months removal from service in the afloat part of the navy which he could have survived since we were in drydock at the time in the second worst shipyard in the known universe but, we had, in fact, come to the end of our scheduled 9 month long overhaul in Hell Itself and needed to be seen to get underway, if only to prove that their shoddy repairs hadn't damaged too much of the gas turbine propulsion system.

Hey Buck! I know you're watching. Was that the run-on sentence from hell or what?

Harbor View dragged me through half a dozen administrators before they admitted the impossibility of adding the medical treatment records to my "findings of fact." That was OK. It was almost a complete full day without being in the second worst shipyard in the known universe.

Some days are like that. This one ranked up with the few hours I spent with the Engineering Department Master Chief at the Bahrain Self Defense HQ with the commanding general who leaped to his feet, honored to be visited by the "man who wore the stars" and me, Ensign legal officer. Ok, he was actually way more impressed by Master Chief Meisbrugger. (he was an orphan who had been adopted and taken the name of his adoptive parents. One of the genuine best people on earth as I'm sure his parents were). I was a mere adjunct and "legal officer" was the least of my colateral duties.

Life in the Navy. You know, they keep sacking these captains and even admirals for taking bribes from some dirtbag in 7th Fleet's orbit. Nobody ever offered me any kind of good deal.......except, that one time, in the Seychelles when the XO personally kicked me off the ship and I drove to this fantastic beach hotel (topless french babes on the beach!) and I pulled into the Registration Area in my jeep (and yes, it was, in fact, a drive in registration area)  and this smarmy dude popped to attention by the door to my jeep with a tray over his shoulder and asked me if I would like a complimentary beer of which he had several cold ones on the tray and I looked at him and then into hte backseat of my rental jeep at the 14 cases of beer and boxes of bottled booze and said, "srsly?"

And of course I took one.....for the team.....who was going to show up in an hour or two at the Admin arranged by their very own Mess Treasurer, Postal Officer, Legal Officer, Voting Officer, Auxiliaries Officer.....and so forth and so on.