Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eye of Bat And Tail of Newt, 1,000-Year-Old Eye Infection Salve May Kill MRSA Super Bug, Study Shows

It looks like some of those old Medieval Alchemist's really did know their stuff.

A relatively new super bug may have met its match in a 1,000-year-old eye treatment, according to researchers from the University of Nottingham.

The recipe to cure eye infections comes from "Bald’s Leechbook," an old English leather-bound tome that was buried deep within the British Library in London. When scientists painstakingly followed a step-by-step recipe to recreate the old world salve, they found it killed over 90 percent of a Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus -- also known as the MRSA bacteria -- that was grown in a petri dish of mouse cells.

The tenth-century concoction contained two species of allium (garlic, plus either onion or leek), wine from a vineyard that has existed since the ninth century and oxgall, the bile from a cow’s stomach. A very specific set of instructions included brewing the solution in a brass vessel, straining it through a cloth and then letting the mixture sit for nine days before use.

The researchers concluded it wasn’t one particular ingredient that did the trick but rather the entire recipe.

“We thought that Bald’s eye salve might show a small amount of antibiotic activity, because each of the ingredients has been shown by other researchers to have some effect on bacteria in the lab," Freya Harrison, one of the lead Nottingham researchers, said in a statement. “But we were absolutely blown away by just how effective the combination of ingredients was.”

This MRSA bacterium is bad news.
Scientists have been working for years and years now, trying to find something that will kill this stuff reliably.
It has mutated and become immune to most antibiotics available.


You can bet your ass that some pharmacy outfit has already filed a patent application.

New 3D Printed AR-10 Lower Fires Over 100 Rounds With No Problems

3D printed lowers are not new for the AR-15 but this is for the heavier Colt AR-10 (CM901/LE901) that fires a bigger round than the 5.56 or .223.
It was also printed out on a $500 3D printer.

I have one foot out the door on my way to work so I am going to just put the link to the article so you can go read the particulars there.

Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thought Reid Was Bad? Schumer Is Worse.

Let me tell you just how much you should be concerned about Ol' Chuckie.

Even when I was still a drunken Liberal Democrat, I couldn't stand the cocksucker.

Now that I am sober, the guy scares the shit out of me.

Schumer is a threat to your personal liberty, always has been and always will be. He is the male counterpart to Dianne Feinstein.

If Harry Reid thinks he is a good replacement then you should automatically assume the worst, for good reason.

Allow me to show you some of those reasons.

(We should) Enforce gun laws on national security grounds

Unless the President personally intervenes here, it looks like terrorists are going to have an even easier time avoiding detection by law enforcement. The President has a choice: He can give the NRA a Christmas present and make it easier for an Al-Qaeda operative to avoid the police, get a gun and shoot up a mall. Or he can do the right thing, keep the Brady Bill intact and keep the public safe. We can either wait for a terror attack to happen or we can act now to close these kind of loopholes. Washington has now been warned time and time again about ways terrorists can exploit our loopholes to get guns. By ignoring these warnings, the President and his allies in Congress are putting the country at risk.“
Source: Press Release, ‘NRA-Backed Plan in budget bill’ , Dec 2, 2003

Renew assault weapons ban - no legitimate use for them
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” To let the assault weapons ban expire just as we are realizing its benefits would be a major setback in the success we’ve had in reducing crime over the last decade. The fact of the matter is that there is no legitimate use for these weapons. That was as true in 1994 as it is today. The bottom line is that the assault weapons ban is working and we are safer because of it.“
Source: Press Release ‘ATF data’ , Nov 5, 2003

Cutting record-keeping limits fosters gun sale fraud & abuse

Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets.
Voted NO on allowing firearms in checked baggage on Amtrak trains.
Voted NO on prohibiting foreign & UN aid that restricts US gun ownership.
Voted NO on prohibiting lawsuits against gun manufacturers.
Voted YES on background checks at gun shows.
Voted NO on loosening license & background checks at gun shows.
Close the Gun Show Loophole; restrict show sales.
Ban large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.

This should give you a picture of where this asshole stands on Gun Control.
Now let me show you what the bastard tried to sneak through when he thought no one was watching.

November 22, 2013, 11:33 am
Schumer pushes gun control extension

By Ramsey Cox


Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban guns designed to escape detection by metal detectors.

S. 1774 would reauthorize the Undetectable Firearms Act, which first passed in 1988.

Schumer tried to get unanimous consent to pass the bill Thursday evening, but Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) objected, saying it wasn’t a day to be passing any legislation. Earlier on Thursday, Democrats voted to limit the minority party’s rights to filibuster presidential nominees.

“This is not a good day to move forward with this legislation,” Sessions said. “We will be glad to give it serious attention. I know it is the kind of thing we probably can clear at some point, but I object.”

Sessions' office said he objected on behalf of other senators since the bill was introduced the same day and some Republicans had not had time to read it.

The legislation expires on Dec. 9 — the same day the Senate returns from a two-week recess.

My emphasis.

Sneaky prick.
Oh there is more.

Schumer on Concealed Carry Reciprocity: I Will Fight It ‘Tooth and Nail’

February 24, 2015 - 3:37 PM
By Eric Scheiner

Earlier this month Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced a measure that would allow people with concealed carry privileges to have their permit recognized in any other state that has concealed carry laws, but some lawmakers are promising to fight the bill “tooth and nail.”

The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act proposes changes to conceal carry laws on a national level.
“This bill is a menace to New York and would allow potentially dangerous people from other states to carry concealed weapons in our grocery stores, movie theaters and stadiums, without even notifying the police,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) recently told the NY Daily News.

“It is a nightmare for our law enforcement officers and the community, and I will fight this legislation tooth and nail.”

So we can all agree that it is good news to see Harry Reid go away, the list of his transgressions is lengthy as well but Schumer is Bloomberg V2.0 and if he gets into a position with some serious stroke, then we can all agree on something else.

Charles Schumer, in no way, shape or form, wants you to be able to defend yourself with a firearm.
His record speaks for its self.

I have two words for that.

Fuck, him.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid won't seek reelection

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, the top Democrat in the Senate for the past decade and for eight years the chamber's majority leader, says he will not run for reelection in 2016.

Reid, 75, had repeatedly said he would run for a sixth term next year, but changed course in a statement Friday, saying that a recent accident that impaired his vision gave him and his wife time to "ponder and think."

Acknowledging that his own reelection would likely involve a difficult and expensive campaign while his party works to reclaim the majority, Reid said it would be "inappropriate for me to soak up all those resources on me when I could be devoting those resources to the caucus."

"We’ve got to be more concerned about the country, the Senate, the state of Nevada than about ourselves. And as a result of that, I’m not going to run for reelection," he announced.

Poor Harry, giving up the reins of power is going to be so hard on the man, and so good for the rest of us.

Don't let the door hit ya on the ass.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured by Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2009 and returned to the United States in a controversial prisoner swap last year, has been charged with desertion and “misbehavior before the enemy,” the Army said Wednesday.

Bergdahl's defense lawyer responded with a statement asking Americans to "continue to withhold judgment until the facts of this case emerge."

Because of the political controversy generated by the prisoner swap, Bergdahl's case has been surrounded by a "lynch mob atmosphere" in which he has been "vilified," defense attorney Eugene R. Fidell said in a letter to the military official handling the case.

The intense response to the case raises questions about whether Bergdahl can receive a fair trial, Fidell said. He noted that the military has been so concerned about Bergdahl's safety that he is required to have two escorts whenever he leaves the base in Texas where he has been living "to prevent third parties from injuring him."

Bergdahl vanished on June 30, 2009, when he allegedly walked away from his unit after he expressed misgivings about the military's role in Afghanistan. He was captured by the Taliban and held by members of the Haqqani network, which operates in Pakistan and Afghanistan, for nearly five years.

Bergdahl, 28, will face a hearing in the case next month to determine if enough evidence exists to warrant a court martial. The hearing, expected to be at a military base in San Antonio, Texas, could lead to a trial or to the dismissal of the charges, the Army statement said.

There has been no discussion so far about a plea, Fidell said.

The Army's decision to charge Bergdahl with desertion, rather than the lesser charge of being absent without leave, makes the case far more serious, especially because the alleged offense occurred in a combat zone.

Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a conviction for desertion can result in a sentence of up to five years in prison, forfeiture of pay and dishonorable discharge, the Army said.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

This Is A Family You Do Not Fuck With

Holy shit.


A suspect who shot and wounded a Cottonwood police officer was shot and killed in a gun battle in a Walmart parking lot late Saturday night that left seven other officers hurt and a second suspect wounded.

Several people in a van with Idaho license plates, including a girl and a woman, were trying to go into the men's bathroom at the store, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.

A Walmart worker went to check on them and was shoved, so she called Cottonwood police for help, DPS said.

Nine suspects, all from the same family, then gathered in the parking lot and immediately began attacking the two arriving police officers, DPS said. More officers were called to help and the situation escalated.

Louie Solano witnessed the incident.

"I was here last night," he said. "It was a lot of noise. It looked like a riot in the middle of the parking lot. I mean it was unbelievable."

During the fight, one of the Cottonwood police officers, Sgt. Jeremy Daniels, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. One of the suspects was shot and killed. He is identified as Enoch Gaver. A second suspect, David Gaver, was shot in the abdomen, DPS said. That person's condition was not released.

"Lots of screams," Solano said. "Just screeching noise, like unreal, unreal. I heard about eight to 10 shots."

The other suspects who were eventually taken into custody were booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault, attempted homicide, obstruction and assault, DPS said. They included Jeremiah Gaver, Nathaniel Gaver, Peter Gaver and Ruth Gaver.

Seven other Cottonwood police officers suffered cuts and bruises, DPS said.

The wounded officer was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center, where he underwent surgery. The 31-year-old officer has been with the Cottonwood Police Department for 10 years. He is expected to make a full recovery.

A Walmart employee who attempted to help police ended up suffering a broken arm.

It's unclear what triggered the assault. DPS is the lead agency and were trying to determine whether the suspects were related. The investigation was continuing.

The mug shots are worth the price of admission.

Who knows what the hell started all that with the mens room business but somebody just opened a large can of Whoop Ass when they called the cops.

Something tells me that clan ain't a bunch of Flat Landers.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Gettin' Shit Faced

Nice to know that other countries have stupid fucking red necks too.

H/T to my Great Aunt, who is well over 85 years old for the link.

Yes, it runs in the family, don't look so surprised.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Because I Ain't In The Fucking Mood For It.

I've got Drama going on at work, apparently my boss the bully doesn't like competition in the raging asshole department so now I am being sent to Dayshift for two weeks to be re educated , harassed, bullied some more and turned into a properly cowed model employee because his pal has been crying about me.

 The prick is going to go out of his way to make an example out of me, I can see it coming.

There is more to this of course but you get the idea.

I am normally very easy to get along with, until you start jerking me around and I have been getting jerked around by this guy.

 Now that I am getting old, I don't put up with a bunch of that shit, I start handing it out instead.

Making their lives miserable in a hundred little ways gives me great joy in life and I can be very creative when I want to be.

I really can't stand petty wannabe tyrants.

Challenge accepted.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

EPA Is EyeBalling Your BBQ Now, Time To Cut Their Funding

These fucking clowns are completely out of control and it is way past time to shut down their play money, cut their staffing to the bone and put them back in the box they came in.

EPA eyes backyard barbecue grills as unhealthy polluters


As part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s current push to hand out $15,000 grants to anybody with a heavy hand, the University of California-Riverside will benefit from government backing to develop a way to reduce emissions from backyard barbecue grills.
According to the agency’s grant summary, EPA will hand UC-Riverside the funds in order to “perform research and develop preventative technology that will reduce fine particulate emissions (PM2.5) from residential barbecues.” If the outcome of the research is scalable, it will indicate a “potential for global application.”

How’s that supposed to work? According to the proposal, by modifying current grill designs with a grease-catching tray to reduce “the amount of grease that is volatilized via direct contact with an open flame,” and by equipping grills with a powered “secondary air filtration system” that uses automation or the grill operator’s own hand power to “mitigate the remaining aerosol and particulate matter formed.”

It’s actually a bit more complicated than that — you can read the proposal in greater detail here — but the bottom line, according to a Republican lawmaker from Missouri who says he’s worried about the idea taking hold nationwide, is more government encroachment into personal behavior on private property.
“The idea that the EPA wants to find their way into our backyards, where we’re congregating with our neighbors, having a good time, on the Fourth of July, barbecuing pork steak or hamburgers, is ridiculous and it’s emblematic of agency that’s sort of out of control,” Missouri State Sen. Eric Schmitt told Fox 2 St. Louis. Schmitt also staged a Twitter-based protest: #porksteakrebellion, a PR campaign encouraging people in the Show-Me State to go outside and grill to their hearts’ content.

My emphasis.

These fucking idiots could fuck up a cast iron anvil with a rubber mallet.

Are you fucking kidding me?
They want you to stand there and hand crank some kind of fan gizmo so that the smoke goes through some kind of filter.

I have a better idea.
Let's shut them down to the point they can't afford a box of fucking pencils.

We are PAYING for this horseshit with our tax money!

If there is some strange reason you can not read this and come to the conclusion that our government agencies are wildly out of control then you are most definitely part of the problem and you need to get your head out of your ass.


I Know What You AreThinking

You're nasty too.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Global Economic Turf Wars, The Days Of U.S. Dollar Dominance Are Numbered.

I bet you didn't see anything about this on the evening news , did you?

This has HUGE ramifications and is a direct slap in the face to the Federal Reserve.

U.S. urges allies to think twice before joining China-led bank



(Reuters) - The United States urged countries on Tuesday to think twice about signing up to a new China-led Asian development bank that Washington sees as a rival to the World Bank, after Germany, France and Italy followed Britain in saying they would join.
The concerted move by U.S. allies to participate in Beijing's flagship economic outreach project is a diplomatic blow to the United States and its efforts to counter the fast-growing economic and diplomatic influence of China.
Europe's participation reflects the eagerness to partner with China's economy, the world's second largest, and comes amid prickly trade negotiations between Brussels and Washington.
European Union and Asian governments are frustrated that the U.S. Congress has held up a reform of voting rights in the International Monetary Fund that would give China and other emerging powers more say in global economic governance.
Washington insists it has not actively discouraged countries from joining the new bank, but it has questioned whether the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will have sufficient standards of governance and environmental and social safeguards.

Apparently no one choked to death laughing at the bald faced irony of that last statement.

Make no mistake, there is a monstrous power shift underway right now in the economic sphere and we are taking it on the chin.

The lines have been drawn and China is actively and rapidly manouvering to get the U.S.Dollar replaced as the worlds reserve currency.

This little drama unfolding here is just the latest move in that drama.

I will leave it to folks who follow these things to explain it better but this has immense ramifications down the line.
The Federal Reserve has been put on notice, this is basically a vote of no confidence in them.

H/T to the Rightful Liberty Report for the link.

You are reading this every day now, right?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patricks Day Used To Be My Favorite Holiday!

What the hell, when you are getting passed out shit faced drunk every fucking night, every once in a while it was nice to have an excuse to really tie one on eh?

Don't be like I was,stay safe out there, have a good time and leave the driving to someone else.

Heaven Knows

Holy Moly this chick is hot, she's got legs for miles .

Sings pretty decent too.

The Pretty Reckless,

Sunday, March 15, 2015

No Rest For The Wicked

Busy, yeah, that's it, been busy.
Today is what, Sunday?

So,Thursday at work this guy I bought an engine from sight unseen a year ago finally gets it together and says we need to go get it out of his buddy's garage.

You read that right, a year ago I paid $500 of my tax return monies for a supposedly low mile Chevy 350 crate motor and never actually took posession of it until now.

For those who don't know what a crate motor is, it's a Chevy approved professionally rebuilt engine you order and it gets sent to you in a crate or on a skid. You can usually tell by the valve covers they put on 'em, Mr. Goodwrench is a dead giveaway.

Usually a long block meaning it has the heads on it too.

So Friday, he gets off of Graveyard and calls me at ten, I wake up and drive fifty miles to Longview Washington, a town I loathe, and meet him on the side of the road so I can follow him to his buddy's house.

We get there, wrestle the fuckin engine hoist around, it literally has flat spots on a couple of the steel wheels and pick the heavy bastard up.

It's extra heavy because there is a Turbo 350 transmission still bolted to the fucker.

That goes with the engine it seems.
What can I say?
That's worth $500 all by its self.

So we wrestle the damn thing out of the corner of the garage, it takes 4 of us and I back my rig under it.
Thud and it's in, push and heave and got it in all the way so I could shut the tailgate.

El Camino's are supposed to have Air Shocks so you can pump them up when you put something in the back.

Not this one.
The fucking suspension cried Mommy and bottomed clear the fuck out.

I then had to drive fifty miles back with zero suspension on the freeway with crazy motherfuckers going 85 miles an hour because the speed limit is 70.

By the time I got back into town it was time for me to head to work so I just drove straight in.
Notice it's not covered up?
The Weather Man said it was supposed to start raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock at about five in the morning after I get off at eleven from Swingshift.

That means I need to get my skinny ass home, clean a spot out of the disaster zone I call a garage, wrestle my own heavy assed fucking engine hoist around and then pick this heavy motherfucking combo up and somehow get it inside out of the weather, by myself.

If you haven't seen a picture of me lately let me just say skinny is the operative word here.

I am 55 years old, almost but not quite six feet tall and weigh a whopping 155 pounds.

I don't have muscles, I have over developed tendons.

Every ounce of that weight is plain fucking determination, stubbornness and mean.

Your Goddamn right I got that fucker out., I got it in the garage and on a moving cart and then rolled that sonofabitch right the fuck out of my way so I could get the fucking garage door shut.

I did have a little bit of help from my sister in law, all four foot six of her. She works a rotating shift and happened to be on Swing last week so she swung by to bullshit with her sister.
That's another Blog post all by its self someday......

She helped guide me while I backed up under the hoist and then pulled a bit while I levered the front wheels of the hoist over the joint in the concrete where the driveway meets the garage floor.
That is when the hook slipped on the chain bolted to the engine and the engine went straight up and down with the transmission pointed straight at the ground and dumping tranny fluid all over the fucking floor.
This ain't a good picture but I was rather in a fucking hurry as you can imagine.

So, That was all on Friday right?
I finally fell the fuck down and went to bed.

Saturday morning at OH MY GOD ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME, my wife wakes me up and hands me the phone.

My little girl has broke down over in Portland with "smoke coming from the front of the car".

This is wimmen speak for either a blown hose, water pump or radiator in case you are unfamiliar with their dialect.

So I drag my fucking carcass out of my nice warm bed out in the POURING FUCKING RAIN that the weatherman had promised and head off half asleep to another town I fucking loathe, Portland Oregon.
I stopped and got some gas, coffee, a maple bar and headed across the bridge.
She called me back while I was on my way to tell me some good samaritan had looked at it and informed her the radiator had split at the top. She had also moved locations into an auto parts store parking lot.

Convenient that, I thought.

So I finally find her and she has got the boyfriend I haven't met yet with her.

Daddy Mode *Enabled*.

Seems like a nice enough kid, I mentally remind myself to make a point of showing the little fucker my new shotgun and introduce myself.

I take one look at where she is pointing at the radiator and immediately condemn that motherfucker.
Right at the seam where they crimp it together.

We head inside out of the rain and get a price on a new one.
$175 but they don't have it of course. Their store a couple miles away does though.

I seem to recall her older sister lives around here somewhere, I have never been to their house yet.
Yep, a mile down the road.
They got a garage?
Call her, tell her to have her old man clean out the front just enough to get the nose of this fucker in there.

So we drive over there, pull into the driveway, I retrieve the youngest one and head out to get a new radiator.

Of course this KIA Sparta 5 or whatever the fuck it is , some little SUV, is all metric.
My Chebby is all standard.

What does daddy have in his tool kit?
One guess and it ain't a bunch of metric tools.

My son in law has a few odds and ends, I actually have a couple metric wrenches and a socket, no ratchet but there is a small breaker bar in the bottom of the bag.

Between what I have, what he has and the little pocket crescent wrench I carry everywhere, I actually got that fucker changed out, with their help, in about an hour or so.
I couldn't believe it.

By then it is almost two in the afternoon and between all the activity the day before, the lack of sleep and all this excitement, I am fucking beat.

I says my goodbye's, snag a couple pictures of my girls and my grand daughter and hit the fucking road.

I came home, fell down, took a lengthy nap then woke up a bit, went back out in my garage and started moving shit around to make more room to walk around in. I am taking my engine hoist apart to store it somewhere because it takes up a bunch of room.

I am going to get my first cuppa of the day here in a second then kick back for an hour or so and then head back out there, The Wife is gone all day so it's just me and all these fucking cats.

Thanks for stopping by, this is why it's been a bit quiet around here.

I must be a wicked motherfucker, eh?


I have had things to do that came up without warning. No time for teh Blogging at the moment. I should have some time tomorrow.

They say there is no rest for the wicked.
I am seriously starting to believe that I was Genghis Khan in a previous life.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Shit You Don't Want To See First Thing In The Morning

Hit the door running if you do.

TGIF, I don't know how much more of working around assholes like myself I can take this week.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This Is Not Going To Go Away

Hillary Clinton is now going to be fighting for her political life because of this .

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

The legal action comes after repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have gone unfulfilled. They include one request AP made five years ago and others pending since the summer of 2013.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, comes a day after Clinton broke her silence about her use of a private email account while secretary of state. The FOIA requests and lawsuit seek materials related to her public and private calendars, correspondence involving longtime aides likely to play key roles in her expected campaign for president, and Clinton-related emails about the Osama bin Laden raid and National Security Agency surveillance practices.

"After careful deliberation and exhausting our other options, The Associated Press is taking the necessary legal steps to gain access to these important documents, which will shed light on actions by the State Department and former Secretary Clinton, a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, during some of the most significant issues of our time," said Karen Kaiser, AP's general counsel.

Said AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, "The Freedom of Information Act exists to give citizens a clear view of what government officials are doing on their behalf. When that view is denied, the next resort is the courts."

State Department spokesman Alec Gerlach declined to comment. He had previously cited the department's heavy annual load of FOIA requests — 19,000 last year — in saying that the department "does its best to meet its FOIA responsibilities." He said the department takes requests "first in, first out," but noted that timing depends on "the complexity of the request."

Yeah, five years is a bit of a stretch there pal.

I have seen reports claiming Hillary deleted 30,000 emails, yadda yadda yadda.

Let's not forget how that works, shall we?

If there is any dirt there, it will be dug up if for no reason other than that Hillary Clinton has made a great deal of very important enemies over the years and we are after all, talking political hardball here.

There is going to be a shit load of spin and denial coming out of her corner and there is also going to be a lot of politicians having sleepless nights wondering how much shit is going to get spattered their way when the truth comes out, whatever it may be.

I can guarantee you one thing, Hillary Clinton's personal Email account is not chock full of cookie recipe's.

You Could Hear A Pin Drop A Quarter Mile Away.

Nice Day For A Ride

Of course it's supposed to start raining again today.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

This Is Why Automotive Design Engineers Should Be Kicked In The Balls Until Their Eyes Bleed

Let me give you a bit of background  before I come completely unhinged here.

I have been a mechanic my entire adult life.
I am a natural born mechanic, I can remember working on my pedal car when I was five fucking years old.
I have over thirty five years of professional experience on top of working on my own shit since I was a kid.

I have an Associates degree in Applied Science for Automotive Technology that is Ford Motor Company specific and worked at a Lincoln/Mercury dealership for ten years.

I worked in construction for many years and have worked at construction equipment rental outfits.
I have worked on Cranes, Big Trucks, Dozers, Backhoes, you fucking name it, all the way down to lawn mower engine type shit.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, has ever come close to being so ridiculously engineered with total disregard for serviceability as automobiles.

I have literally seen automotive parts that were installed at the factory that were stuffed in on an assembly line where it was convenient that require disassembling half the fucking car to get back out.
I have seen a heater core installation that required completely stripping the dash board of every single component attached to it and then removing the entire dashboard out of the vehicle, just to remove a leaking heater core.

These are the kinds of idiotic engineering feats that make me want to punch someone in the face, repeatedly.

There is absolutely no reason for it.

Take the Ford Tempo for example.

To get the heater core out of that vehicle, you drained the coolant, took off two hose clamps and the heater hoses, dropped the glove compartment lid down and removed four screws.

That's it.
You then pulled the heater core out, stuffed another one in, put the four screws and the cover back on, hooked up the hoses, tightened the clamps, filled the cocksucker with coolant and you were done.

You see, I had to replace the heater core in my thirty two year old El Camino today.
Not the first time I have ever done this job either,

Let me show you some pictures.

Towards the top there you can see the heater shut off valve, that round silver thing. The heater core is right there under that cover on top.

Should be easy to get to, right?

Yeah, right.

There you can see it sitting down in the hole with the tubes sticking out, ready to pull.

Now let me show you what it took to get there.

That is  the the cover I had to take off.

There are some of the THIRTY TWO MOTHERFUCKING SCREWS AND SIX BRACKETS I had to take out just to get that cover off!

 I had to yank both wiper arms and a polished aluminum cover that goes clear across the bottom of the windshield and the blower motor too.

Just to make it more fun, I had to use six different sockets for all those little screws.

Metric and standard both, of course.

 By the way, they like to hide these little screws in really weird places too.

A quarter inch drive air ratchet made it go a lot quicker though.

Someone PLEASE explain to me why all this fucking bullshit is necessary?

It's absolute insanity like this that makes me hate the people that design this shit with all my being.

There should be a fucking bounty on their heads.

This is why it costs so much to have your God damn car worked on people.

It's also why so many mechanics drink too much.

There is absolutely no reason they couldn't have put an access cover on that big plastic mess, with four screws to take it off.

The whole job could then be done in under a half an hour.

Look at this again and remember that this was designed way before computer design was available.

Some fucking asshole spent a month designing that fucking thing.

That same asshole should have been made to pull that heater core out and put it right back in forty two times in a row.

This is how you teach educated idiots the meaning of serviceability.

Spring Forward My Ass!

I forgot about that Daylight Savings Time bullshit.

I also slept in pretty good today, I kept waking up with my legs aching so I kept going back to sleep.

With the time change it is now, 2:12. I have been awake for fifteen minutes.

La, dee da , I have shit to do now but at least I fucked off that rush ahead crap.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Right, The Fuck, ON!!

I think this fellow pretty much sums up how a majority of folks feel about this subject anymore.

He has a lot of self restraint I think.

We have all had enough of this perpetual victimhood schtick while at the same time these same people get more barbaric by the hour.

They can all fuck the fuck off as far as I'm concerned and if they think they are all butt hurt now just wait until this sentiment starts manifesting its self everywhere they turn outside of their traditional borders.

A bunch of international pariahs is what they should be.

Obama isn't going to be President forever and the next one in charge is probably not going to be so accommodating to your particular brand of crazy.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that more and more Westerners and even European's are going to be talking the same way the gentleman in the video is.

Some already are.

H/T to SurvivalBlog, of all places!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

OK, That Got My Attention

After the heater core decided to take a shit on me on my way to work yesterday, I had to stop at one of those Quickie mart things and get some water. While I was there I decided to go inside and get a Coke.

So I'm standing there in line waiting for some older than me Geezer to get his lottery tickets when all of a sudden it felt like someone hit the building with a giant fucking hammer.

Now I have been through several earthquakes, some of them fairly sizeable, and that is exactly what this felt like, only shorter.

I kept waiting for the rest of it, ya know? It was just one quick and powerful jolt.

I finally said "What the fuck was that?!" Finally, as in .2 nano seconds after the glass bottles quit rattling in the refrigerator cases.

Both of the young clerks looked at me matter of fact and said in unison, "Dynamite".

It suddenly clicked.

Right behind the store, around the corner and behind some trees is a great big fucking rock quarry.
It's been there for a hundred years and used to be several miles out of town back in the day.

Of course with urban sprawl, there are now high dollar houses all along the rim of the thing and the city went clear past it and now shares a border with the small city next to it that used to be ten fucking miles away.

That's right, ten fucking miles of urban sprawl in just the last thirty years.

I can remember when there weren't even roads out that way and the ones that were there were all gravel.

After I paid for the Coke and went outside ,right next to the store, you couldn't see the road because it was obscured by a huge cloud of dust.

Some call it progress.

I laughed to myself at all the dumb sonsabitches who built houses right next to this giant rock quarry and now bitch about the noise and the dust.

That quarry isn't going anywhere, they have the mineral rights to go clear down to the water table if they want and that is several hundred more feet, times a quarter of a mile square.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Blogger To Ban Porn,No, Wait, Now It's Not

Some tight ass up in the higher reaches of Google thought it would be the right thing to do and ban porn from the Blogger platform altogether after years of just requiring a warning page if you showed more skin than they thought was proper.
That decision lasted a whopping three days before they were inundated by comments from Bloggers who use the platform.

No, I didn't bother.
If they were going to go that far, I was just going to switch to Wordpress.

I've done it before but I don't like Wordpress because it doesn't let you do a lot of things to the layout.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.

Just three days after saying sexually explicit material would be banned from public Blogger forum sites, Google is backing down. Faced with "a ton of feedback," Google said Friday that it instead will "step up enforcement" against commercial and illegal porn.

Google spokeswoman Katie Watson said the company does not disclose how many Blogger users it has nor how many of them would have been affected by the policy change.

On Tuesday, Google warned Bloggers that effective March 23 any site hosting nude pictures would be switched to private mode — only available to the authors and invited viewers. That ban came the same day that social forum and news site Reddit said it would remove explicit photos, videos and links if the person pictured hadn't consented to the image being posted.

In an online post Friday, Google's Blogger said longtime users thought it was unfair to suddenly change the policy. The company also was swayed by users who say posting sexually explicit content is part of expressing their identities.

Sexually explicit content on Blogger will still be marked by an "adult content" warning. And Google's Blogger policy does not allow users to post nudes or sexually explicit images of someone else without that person's consent.

Shit, everyone knows that's why the internet was invented in the first place, to to make porn and pictures of cats easy to find .

Have some boobs to celebrate.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Your Vote Counts

For nothing.

Congress ended the crisis over funding for the Department of Homeland Security after Speaker John A. Boehner abandoned the GOP’s strategy of trying to tack on restrictions to President Obama’s immigration plan.

Conservatives were outraged that the embattled speaker declined to continue their fight against the president's actions on immigration that many Republicans view as an overreach of executive authority. They staged a series of procedural votes to prevent final approval. But the bill’s final passage allows GOP leadership to move away from a prolonged standoff that threatened the party’s image as Homeland Security funds were set to expire at the end of the week.

The vote was 257-167 after Boehner was forced to leave his conservative flank behind and reach across the aisle for support from Democrats led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – something Boehner has been reluctant but repeatedly forced to do on major legislation.

“I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president," Boehner told his majority as he announced his decision at a private meeting early Tuesday, according to a person in the room not authorized to discuss the session on the record.

But facing another midnight Friday deadline to fund the department or risk a shutdown, giving in was the best course of action, he said.

"I believe this decision -- considering where we are -- is the right one for this team, and the right one for this country," Boehner said.

Need I say more?

It Comes Naturally

Napkins Not Included

Monday, March 2, 2015

Never Fails

I couldn't help but over-hear two guys in their mid-twenties while sitting at the bar last night.

One of the guys says to his buddy: "Man you look tired.”
His buddy says:
“Man I'm exhausted. My girlfriend and I have sex all the time.
​ She's after me 3 and 4 times a day,​I just don't know what to do."

A fellow about my age,
sitting a couple of stools down,also overheard the conversation.

He looked over at the two young men and with the wisdom of years says:
"Marry her. That'll put a stop to that shit."

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Doesn't Play Nicely With Others

Ya gotta love the guy.

Unfortunately I do not have the luxury of using alcohol to numb my senses anymore.

Pity that.

Because the complete fucking idiots running this country are so completely separated from reality that the fantasy land they live in and the reality that the rest of us have to deal with might as well be on two different planets.

I mean really, come on.

What needs to happen is to take stupid fucking twats like the one pictured above and drop their asses off in down town Detroit at night.

There is no need to even bother making them look at the rest of the world, this country is plenty fucked up enough that they wouldn't survive the night right here at home.

You want to give jobs to the murderous barbarians to make them happy?

Hand them a shovel, turn the survivors into grave diggers.

Then we will all be happy.

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