Monday, July 31, 2017

Scaramucci Out, Already!

I just laughed out loud when I saw this breaking news headline pop into my Email.

Anthony Scaramucci out as White House communications director

MONDAY, JULY 31, 2017, 11:51 AM PDT
Anthony Scaramucci has been removed from his position as White House communications director, according to a person close to the White House.
Scaramucci’s abrupt removal by President Trump comes 10 days after the New York financial executive joined the White House staff.

Ten days.
Is that some kind of new record?
Wait, even better, he hadn't even officially accepted the job?!

Anthony Scaramucci, who was announced little more than a week ago as President Trump's communications director, was ousted Monday before he had even officially taken the job.

John Kelly, the newly sworn-in White House chief of staff, told Scaramucci around 9:30 Monday morning that he was going to be replaced, according to a person close to White House.

In a statement officially announcing the move, the White House said Scaramucci "felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team."

Scaramucci, a former hedge fund executive who enjoyed the limelight, had come on strong in his brief tenure, highlighted by a profane tirade against colleagues delivered last week to a New Yorker reporter.
The dude was obviously not a good fit for the job from the outset.

After strutting around like a goose and shitting all over everything, he shit in his own nest and then his wife filed for divorce on top of everything else.

I see General Kelly is all over his new job though.

It's Going To Be Hotter Than Fuck Later This Week, 106-110 Degrees Predicted In Portland On Thursday

Depending on which forecast you look at, it's supposed to be hotter than Phoenix Fucking Arizona on Thursday.

One computer model predicted 113 for crying out loud! Thankfully the likelihood of that is slim.

That kind of heat kills people around here, we just don't see that kind of shit.

The latest predictions as of right now are shooting for 106 on Thursday but three or four days of over 100 is not good.

It's quite possible that multiple high temperature records could be broken.

It's going to be a miserable sonofabitch at work either way.

PORTLAND, Ore. – The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for much of this week as temperatures are expected to get into the 100s in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.

The warning goes into effect at noon on Tuesday and is scheduled to last until 11 p.m. Friday in the Willamette Valley, Coast Range, Cascade Foothills, Cascades, Columbia River Gorge and Upper Hood River Valley.

7-day forecast at a glance

KGW meteorologist Chris McGinness forecasts a high of 99 degrees on Tuesday, which would tie a record for Aug. 1. McGinness said Portland could get up to 105 degrees on Wednesday, which would be an Aug. 2 record, and 106 degrees on Thursday, which would also be a record.

Record heat expected across much of the Pacific Northwest this week. 🌡⚠️ For heat safety tips visit: #ORWX #WAWX— NWS Pendleton (@NWSPendleton) July 31, 2017
"For some perspective, the 2009 heat wave brought temps at Portland International Airport over 100 on three consecutive days, including back-to-back 106-degree readings on July 28 and 29," he said. "This week looks similar, and a fourth 100-degree day is not out of the question on Friday."

Click here for the latest KGW forecast

The all-time heat record for Portland is 107 degrees, reached in 1942, 1965 and 1981.

"Right now it looks like even the coast will get quite hot. Winds will either die down or shift, allowing for at least one day -- Wednesday -- around 90," McGinness said Monday morning. "By Friday, onshore flow should cool the coast back to normal temperatures, but right now it doesn't look like that cooler air makes it inland until Saturday or Sunday."

When this heat bubble heads East then it is going to look like Eastern Oregon and Washington will be under a magnifying glass.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Flogging The Donkey

In other words, I have been working my ass off again.
Hit the blogroll, there are some awesome people there.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Reince Priebus Out As WH Chief Of Staff

Oh as the stomach churns.
I am on my way out the door, Sec Kelly is going to fill the spot.
I'm sure it will be all over the news.
The wife is pissed off again, this is the third time this week her precious Soap Operas got interrupted.

I told her that if she liked to watch drama she should follow this 3 ring circus of an administration we have.
She replied that she liked fake drama.
I told her she wasn't paying close enough attention then.

Just A Quick Message On This 'Cultural Appropriation " Bullshit I Am Seeing Lately

Listen up you permanently butthurt morons, you are really reaching with this crap.
"Cultural Appropriation"?


Take a look in the mirror you stupid motherfuckers and ask yourself where your clothes came from.
That hairdo you have?
How about the car you drive?
What about the music you like?
Do you like to eat?
Have you come up with your very own and exclusive recipes that no one else has ever heard of?

I thought not.

Just once I would really love for one of you pig ignorant cocksuckers to get in my face with your nonsense so I could absolutely destroy you in under one minute.

Go back to your safe space and try a little harder for something to get wound up about.
If you can't come up with something on your own then feel free to swing by and I will give you enough shit to be butthurt about to last you for several generations to come.

Stupid fucking assholes.

Take a big suck outta my ass and then go fuck yourselves silly.

Please Don't Judas Me

When is the last time you heard this bad ass tune by Nazareth?

Jesus, smokin' dope and rockin' out to this shit way back in the 70's.
Good times and a great tune.

They don't make music like this anymore.

Crank it up and break the knob off.

Starting With Your Name

I ain't kidding either.
For one thing I am damn near deaf in one ear and I can't hear for shit out of the other one either anymore.

It drives people crazy sometimes but it really drives me nuts because I have to ask people to repeat themselves constantly. It's really bad if there is a bunch of back ground noise, like at work.
Half the time I am half assed reading peoples lips when they are talking to me and if you aren't facing me when you are talking then I can damn near guarantee that I am not going to understand a fucking thing you say.
It does come in handy occasionally though when someone is running off at the mouth and not really saying anything.
I just tune their asses out completely and I will do it while looking them right in the face too.

When I say it starts with your name I'm not kidding for two reasons actually.
The first one is that I am committing your face to memory when I first meet you and don't even bother to listen to what your name is right away for another.

Names change easily, faces not so much.
I have recognized people from thirty years ago before, out of a crowd.
I can always ask you what your name is.

Here's a dirty little trick I read about years ago that you can use in a pinch if you can't remember someones name.

Ask them what their name is, really.
When they answer and sound put out shake your head and tell them you meant their last name. They will then feel better thinking that you hadn't forgotten their first name and will rattle their last name right off.

You will then have their first and last names.

Works like a charm.

There Will Be No Fucking Around Here

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Trump Announces Transgender Ban In U.S. Military On Twitter.

And like clockwork there is an instant shit storm.

Ya gotta love it.

Even Mad Dog Mattis didn't even know about it because he is on vacation, McCain stopped barking at cars long enough to say that it needs to be "studied" first.
Typical fucking politician move there.

Of course the Alphabet Activists vowed to fight it in the courts immediately.
I can't keep track of all the letters these people have added to the acronym they use for identifying sexual deviants anymore but it is approaching ten I think.

Another aspect of this is that it is a direct poke in the eye to Obama who implemented this crap to begin with.
Thankfully he is out gallavanting around the globe somewhere and wasn't available for comment, yet.

Anyways, back to the story.......

President Trump messaged Wednesday that he has decided to bar transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity” in the U.S. armed forces, a policy that could affect thousands of Americans now in uniform and others hoping to serve.

In a decision he disclosed on Twitter, Trump said the military would not “allow or accept” transgender service members, reversing a policy begun by the Obama administration last year.

It wasn't immediately clear what would happen to transgender service members now serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Estimates vary from about 6,000 to 16,000 members of the armed services are transgender.

A Pentagon spokesman described the decision as "new guidance" rather than an order from the commander-in-chief, and said the Pentagon would issue its own "revised guidance" to the military in the near future.

LGBT groups vowed to challenge Trump in court, and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, all but urged the Pentagon to ignore the tweet until a detailed study is completed.

In a series of tweets, the president said he had consulted with "my Generals and military experts” in deciding to reverse the current policy.

“Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail," he wrote.

A study commissioned by the Pentagon last year found the expected medical costs to be negligible.
It wasn't immediately clear when Trump's decision might be implemented by the Pentagon.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is out of Washington on vacation this week and the Pentagon appeared caught off guard by the president's tweet. Military officials referred all questions to the White House.

"We will continue to work closely with the White House to address the new guidance provided by the Commander-in-Chief on transgender individuals serving the military," Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. "We will provide revised guidance to the Department in the near future."

Some members of Congress, including several Republicans, questioned Trump's decision or called for him to reconsider.

Sen. John McCain, (R-Ariz), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, all but urged the Pentagon to disregard Trump's message, which he said was unclear.

"Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving," McCain said in a statement. "There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military - regardless of their gender identity."

He said the Defense department is conducting a study on the medical obligations, impact on military readiness and other questions regarding transgender individuals who want to join the military.

"I do not believe that ay new policy decision is appropriate until that study is complete and thoroughly reviewed by the Secretary of Defense, our military leadership and the Congress," McCain added.

The LGBT community vowed to go to federal court to challenge Trump's decision on transgender people in uniform. .

"We are going to fight for them as hard as they are fighting for the country," the OutServe-Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, a Washington-based group that seeks LGBT equality in the military, said in a statement.

The legal group estimates about 16,000 transgender individuals currently serve in the military.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cheap Rust Removal That Really Works

I have been wrenching on things since I was a small child, over 50 years worth now and I had never heard of using vinegar to remove rust until I ran across a blog post from some guy about five years ago. I wish I had heard about this forty five years ago.
Of course I had to try it immediately and I was flabbergasted at how well it works and just how cheaply.
My biggest problem is finding containers long enough and big enough for some of the parts I would like to clean I'm going to have to invest in a 55 gallon plastic barrel with a resealable lid.

Here is a time lapse video that shows how effective it is, it will take rust out of pitted parts but will not restore the original finish on most things because the vinegar is acidic. It's also something you want to do in a well ventilated area because of the strong smell.
It is amazing to watch the rust literally fall off though.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Tech Company Employees Agree To Have Micro Chips Implanted In Their Hands!

In the past I would have said that I couldn't believe that someone would be so fucking stupid but here in the last few years I can honestly say that my fellow mans capacity for stupidity has exceeded my ability to comprehend.

I wouldn't voluntarily agree to do that shit under any circumstances.

Tech company workers agree to have microchips implanted into their hands

Some workers at a company in Wisconsin will soon be getting microchips in order to enter the office, log into computers and even buy a snack or two with just a swipe of the hand.
Todd Westby, the CEO of tech company Three Square Market, told ABC News today that of the 80 employees at the company's River Falls headquarters, more than 50 had agreed to get implants. Westby said, however, that participation was not required.
The microchip uses RFID -- radio frequency identification -- technology and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004. It is the size of a grain of rice and will be placed between the thumb and forefinger.

Westby said that when his team was initially approached with the idea, there was some reluctance mixed with excitement.
But, after more details were released and conversations were had, the majority of managers were on board and opted to partner with BioHax International to get the microchips.
Westby said the chip is not a GPS, does not allow for tracking workers and does not require passwords.
"There's really nothing to hack in it because it is encrypted just like credit cards are. ... The chances of hacking into it are almost nonexistent because it's not connected to the internet," he said. "The only way for somebody to get connectivity to it is to basically chop off your hand."
Three Square Market is footing the bill for the microchips, which cost $300 each, and licensed piercers will be handling the implantations on Aug. 1. Westby also said that if workers change their minds, the microchip can be removed as if taking out a splinter.
He said his wife, young adult children and others would also be getting the microchip next week.
Critics today warned that there could be dangers in how the company planned to store, use and protect workers' information.
Adam Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout, which provides identity protection and data risk services, said he would not put a microchip in his body.
"Many things start off with the best of intentions but sometimes intentions turn," Levin said. "We've survived thousands of years as a species without being microchipped, is there any particular need to do it now? ... Everyone has a decision to make; that is, how much privacy and security are they willing to trade for convenience?"
Jowan Osterlund of BioHax, which is partnering with Three Square Market, said implanting people was the next step for electronics.
"I'm certain that this will be the natural way to add another dimension to our everyday life," Osterlund told The Associated Press.

I am dead serious, that would be the last straw for me.

Post Turtle Talks Tough On Obamacare Amendment Vote

And all the Republicans laughed and went right back to their favorite activities.

Don't forget to vote them right back in next year.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Let me tell you from personal experience, the bicycle riding lobby in Oregon has been the darling of state government for decades.
I can remember them repaving a highway, then narrowing down both fucking lanes and getting rid of the center turn lane, so they could stripe in a bike only lane in Bumfuck Coos Bay, clear back in the late 70's.
The snotty motherfuckers over in Portland are especially obnoxious so this little blurb caused me to laugh out loud at their outraged indignation.

First statewide bicycle tax in nation leaves bike-crazy Oregon riders deflated

In Oregon, a state known for its avid bicycling culture, the state Legislature’s approval of the first statewide bike tax in the nation has fallen flat with riders.
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown is expected to sign the sweeping $5.3 billion transportation package, which includes a $15 excise tax on the sale of bicycles costing more than $200 with a wheel diameter of at least 26 inches.
Even though the funding has been earmarked for improvements that will benefit cyclists, the tax has managed to irk both anti-tax Republicans and environmentally conscious bikers.

BikePortland publisher Jonathan Maus called it “an unprecedented step in the wrong direction.”
“We are taxing the healthiest, most inexpensive, most environmentally friendly, most efficient and most economically sustainable form of transportation ever devised by the human species,” Mr. Maus said.
Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier blasted what he described as Ms. Brown’s “endless obsession with finding new and innovative ways to take money out of the pockets of Oregon taxpayers.”

A note to my readers, the Ms. Brown in question is a Democrat of course but the only reason she got put in charge in the first place is because they drove the former governor out of office with an ethics witch hunt over something his wife did.

I believe she has been properly, cough cough, voted into office since then but you get the picture.

Now for the bestest part....

Two-wheelers are a big deal in Oregon: Portland was ranked the third-most bike-friendly city in 2016 by Bicycling magazine, citing the 7.2 percent of residents who commute by bicycle.
Bikers cheered last year when Portland passed a four-year, 10-cent-per-gallon tax on gasoline aimed at improving roads, but the measure also fueled complaints that bicycle riders have failed to pay their share for such projects.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Oregon Democrat, defended the state bike tax, calling it a “modest fee” that raises the profile of the bicycling community in the transportation debate.
“One of the arguments we hear repeatedly is that cyclists don’t have any skin in the game … so there’s been blowback,” Mr. Blumenauer told BikePortland.

My bold.

Have some "blowback", you sanctimonious parasites.

They think they own the roads over in Portland and if you think I am exaggerating then I suggest you take a nice long car tour of the city some nice sunny day.

Every once in a while though, one of 'em finds out the hard way that cars and big trucks turn bicycles and their riders into twisted and mangled piles of red stained garbage to be scraped off the pavement and recycled appropriately.

H/t to The Daley Gator for the link.

The 12 Gauge From Hell

I have been to Granny's house before, you wouldn't ever see me pulling the trigger on this mean fucker.

About 35 years ago now, a completely crazy guy I knew somehow managed to get his hands on some large caliber rifle from somewhere and was blasting away at this junked out Plymouth Fury in his yard. I'm talking I could stick my finger past the knuckle inside the barrel, large caliber.

He was one of those guys who was always wheelin' and dealin' and it was best not to ask too many questions about where he got what or how, if you catch my drift.

He kept telling me that it was an Elephant gun and I figured he was just talking shit because he was famous for that too among other things.

It's been so long now I can't remember exactly what kind of rifle it was but I want to say it was a Weatherby. It was heavy as fuck, I do remember that and what happened right after I pulled the trigger of course.

He told me I just had to try it and not wanting to look like a pussy, of course I had to say OK, even if it was reluctantly.

I wasn't smart enough to shoot it laying prone, I had to try it standing up like he had been doing.
The guy was built like a fire plug but it was even rocking his world to shoot it I could see.

I was six foot tall and weighed a whopping 135 pounds at the time so I had to wrap the sling around my arm just to hold the front of it up.

It was so heavy that the barrel kept wobbling from side to side so I used the shiny drivers side door lock cylinder as a target and got the thing going in a figure eight pattern for a bit and then timed it just right and pulled the trigger.

A couple of things happened really fast at that point.

There was a giant roar as the thing went off, it knocked me completely off my feet and threw me backwards five feet, I watched both my feet come up and go over my head and I landed flat on my back in the gravel still holding on to that rifle for dear life. Knocked the wind out of me when I hit the ground too.

Oh did that bastard get a laugh out of it.

I finally got some air going and got up off the ground so I could shove that fucking thing back in his hands and walk over to that poor old Plymouth to see if I had even hit the damn thing. He was saying something but the blast had deafened me and all I could hear was a very loud ringing noise and I was having trouble seeing straight.

Imagine my total surprise to discover that the entire bottom half of that lock cylinder was completely missing with a perfect half circle gone out of it.
The top half was right where it was supposed to be.
I looked inside to see where the bullet had went and saw a bunch of daylight on the other side behind the front door.

The car was sitting at a bit of an angle from me when I lit that monster off and the bullet had gone through the lock cylinder, the drivers seat back and out just behind the passenger side door.
There was a hole on the passenger side damn near five inches wide with the sheet metal sticking out all around it.

When I saw that I started to believe that for once maybe the dude wasn't talking shit after all.

If it could do that kind of damage to a 1972 Plymouth Fury then it could more than likely knock down a fucking Elephant too.

It had certainly knocked me on my little ass.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

McCain Has Cancerous Brain Tumor

No symptoms until they did surgery for a blood clot recently according to his doctors.

The best healthcare money can buy, right?

Those weasel bastards in Congress held up the vote on repealing Obamacare waiting on this guy because of the blood clot surgery they did above his eye.

The irony of this has not escaped me.

So now he is pretty much fucked.

At 81, the guy was marginal to begin with.

If the dude had 1/10th of an ounce of honor he would step down tomorrow so they could name someone to step in and take care of business while he undergoes treatment.

I ain't holding my breath for that one.

So, We Meet Again

48 years later.

The last time I saw this pair was in 1969 when I was 9 years old.
A couple of lifetimes ago.

We took off out of Lincoln City Oregon yesterday morning at 0730 and got back last night at 2356, four minutes to Midnight.

It wasn't the traffic that fucked us, it was the construction work.
Holee shit was highway 101 a giant mess down in Kommiefornia.
The highway had slid out in at least five places and they were down to one lane and construction equipment everywhere.
When you came up one one of the slides there would be a flagger and a traffic light.
You would have to sit and wait for a huge line of traffic to come through from the other side before you could get your turn to drive right next to the edge. It's a two lane, twisty motherfucker to begin with down around there anyways.
Then there was bridge repair on just about every third bridge you came to all the way up and all the way back.
We even got stuck in Florence Oregon and had to wait for a Draw bridge to open up and let a couple of fishing boats go through.

All in all I was behind the wheel at least twelve hours and I am beat today boy.

It was worth it though.
The wife loved it and the brats had a good time too.

The giant Redwood trees will make you stop and realize just how insignificant most of us are when you realize just how long it takes for one of those monsters to get full grown.

One thing that they had added since I was there all those years ago is a tram ride up to the top of a hill to a look out.

That was pretty cool.
You aren't way up high on the way up but you are still at tree top level for some of the other types of trees.

This is how big the cable wheel is at the top.

Leave it to me to be more interested in the machinery than the scenery....

The place is pretty much out in the middle of Bumfuck Egypt and there is no cell phone signal anywhere near the place but it was well worth the drive to go see.

I was damn glad to get back out from behind enemy lines though and was disappointed that there wasn't a big sign declaring that you were Leaving California on the way back.
I really wanted a picture of one.

Monday, July 17, 2017

It's That Time Again

We fucking love that joint and there is one right up the street on the main drag.
You gotta have that gravy on the hash browns man.
It's good shit.

I would be surprised if I get a chance to post anything tomorrow as we have a road trip down the coast to see the Redwoods from here and then back all in one shot.
That's a lot of seat time.

Plus we have to drive straight through my old home town to get there so there will be a certain amount of rubbernecking at that point.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Math Is Hard At The Burger King

I had to run over to Libtardia a bit ago to pick up a couple of things that aren't available locally.

Cheap cigarettes and a small chunk of aluminum round stock plus a 6"X 6"X 1/2" chunk of mild steel flat plate.
There is an outfit over there that sells metal by the piece and cuts it for free.
Nothing like that locally so off I went.

After getting stuck in the never ending traffic jam going across the bridge I finally made it to my first destination and just like clockwork, I felt the coffee I had drank earlier sending me an urgent message that it needed to return to Mother Earth, right fucking now.

I swear I have super efficient kidneys and a bladder the size of a walnut anymore.
There wasn't any place to take a piss at there so off I went looking for somewhere nearby.

About a quarter of a mile down the road I spied a fucking Burger King.


I whipped in the parking lot and ran inside to find a big message taped to the door proclaiming that the use of said facilities were reserved for customers only and that you had to buy something first.
Yeah, OK, I hadn't eaten yet so far so I'll take care of that right after I get rid of some coffee.
I get in there and there is some younger guy with four or five bags of his shit sitting on the ground in front of the sink so I went past him to the urinal and whipped Little Jimmy out to take care of business.

In the mean time the little weirdo is muttering something at me but I am ignoring his ass.
Dude, you don't talk to other guys in a strange restroom while they are taking a piss, OK?

I got finished and went to wash my hands but all his crap is right in front of the sink and he standing right next to it and is still muttering something at me but I can't understand what the fuck it is so I said Fuck It and just went back out and got in line.

A minute or so later, here comes the little freak. He walks up to me all  five foot six of him puffed up and says something about me enjoying my dick burger and that I should try washing my hands.

I'm thinking Freak Boy is about .025 seconds away from finding out that fucking with the old man on this particular day is going to end especially badly when he spins on his heel and struts off packing his five bags of crap with him.

Good enough, I have better things to do than beating mentally ill homeless people bloody in the middle of a fucking Burger King behind enemy lines in a different state anyway.

So now I can finally concentrate on the damn menu and start deciding what the hell they are offering that I can choke down without spending ten fucking dollars on.

I have never been a big fan of Burger King food to begin with but here I am.

Adapt and overcome, right?

So they have these Chicken Fry things that are basically thin strips of chicken nugget stuffed into an expensive little French Fry box.
$ 3.49
A bit much for what they actually are.

Then I remembered that Burger King has this smoking deal on Chicken Nuggets.
10 for $1.49.

That would work I'm thinking. Finger food while I am on my way to the next stop.

So I find the Chicken Nuggets on the menu and sure as shit, there it is, 10 for $1.49.

DIRECTLY BELOW THAT, they are offering 20 Chicken Nuggets for $6.19.

Wait, what?

My brain detected an anomaly there so I did some quick math in my head.

Lets see, 10 for $1.49.

$1.49 times 2 is $ 2.98.

So I can get 20 Chicken Nuggets for $2.98 or I can pay $6.19.

Actually, I can get FORTY Chicken Nuggets for less than $6.00 if my math is right.

Yeah, I'll take two 10 piece Chicken Nuggets, to go please.

You can keep the freak.

I didn't bother pointing out their little addition problem to them, let them soak their fellow ignorant
Liberals for all I care.

The Economy Is Fine, Right? 19 Different Retailers Closing Hundreds Of Stores In U.S This Year

I don't believe the happy bullshit these economic shills keep dumping, the economy has never fully recovered from the crash in 2007, debt is actually worse than it was before that crash and we are teetering on the edge of an unimaginable abyss.

These 19 retailers are the canaries in the coal mine.

'It’s Going to Collapse': 5 Scary Stock Market Predictions From Smart Investors

"It’s going to collapse."

Jim Rogers, investor

Months before the 2008 stock market collapse, Jim Rogers—the legendary investor who founded Quantum Fund with George Soros—was shorting the shares of Wall Street investment banks. Now he says a crash is again imminent.
“Some stocks in America are turning into a bubble, the bubble is going to come, and then it’s going to collapse,” he told Business Insider this month on its weekly show “The Bottom Line.”
“You should be very worried,” Rogers said.
The 2008 financial collapse was as bad as it was because of the debt at the time. But the debt borne today - in the U.S. and China and even the Federal Reserve - dwarfs that of 2008, he said.
With the debt so high, Congress could have less room to cut taxes or to borrow and spend to help re-start growth in the midst of a recession. In the long run, high levels of government debt also typically translate into higher interest rates, making it more difficult for both government and business to invest in the economy.
“How big a crash could we be looking at?” Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget asked.“It’s going to be the biggest in my lifetime,” the 74-year-old investor said.

I can also find ten other articles proclaiming that there is no way that any of these bad things are going to happen.

My question to you is this;

Who are you going to believe?

Paid shills or your own two lying eyes?

Friday, July 14, 2017

Blink Blink, That's Unpossible!

Ever been to a major sporting event?
Then you have seen what those thieving cocksuckers charge for food and drinks.

Take a gander at this,

The Atlanta Falcons' new stadium will sell food and beer at unbelievably low prices

In a world of constant inflation and outrageous stadium food prices, the Atlanta Falcons could emerge as one of the most fan-friendly teams in all of sports.

Atlanta's new home turf, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is set to open its doors on August 26, and once it does, Falcons fans will be able to buy concessions at prices most fans can only dream of. ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted an image of the intended rates on Tuesday.

Not surprisingly, people went wild at the news.

Buying expensive stadium concessions can be frustrating for fans. In 2015, for example, the combined price of a hot dog, a soda and a small beer at a San Francisco 49ers game was $22, meaning a group of four could easily spend upwards of $100 on food.

But that won't be a problem at Mercedes-Benz Stadium — not with its bottom-barrel prices. Fans will be able to purchase that same hot dog meal for just $9, much more in line with grocery-store rates, or perhaps fast-food rates.

"We focused from the beginning on building a unique fan experience at Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a goal of helping those who visit to leave the stadium with great memories shared with family and friends, not aggravation and frustration about their experience," he said in a statement.

We went to a Seahawks/Raiders game up in the capitol of Libtardia a couple of years ago and I about shit when I found out what they wanted for food and drinks.

I spent way over a hundred bucks for four people, closer to one thirty.

Kudos to someone for finally pulling their head out of their ass and thinking about us working folks for once.

Let's hope this starts spreading around very quickly.

It Ain't Pretty Either

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gotta Love Those Aussies

Some of these guys are a hoot.

Australian plane passenger checks in can of beer

A man has successfully checked in a can of beer as his only luggage on a domestic flight in Australia.
The man, identified in media as Dean Stinson, said he and a friend had come up with the idea as a joke.
The can arrived, tagged and unopened, as the first item on the baggage carousel at Perth Airport after a four-hour journey from Melbourne.
The airline, Qantas, said it did not encourage other travellers to follow suit.
"This guy's done it and he's won the internet for the day, so we're happy to move on," a spokesman said in a statement to the BBC.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Electric Powered Sedan Prototype Built By Lucid Hits 235 MPH Top Speed During Testing

You read that right, a Sedan.

Capable of holding four people.

I don't give a shit who you are, 235 miles an hour is fucking fast on the ground. That is Formula 1 car fast.

So fast, that if this thing had an internal combustion engine in it instead of batteries and an electric motor, it would have been one of the top 5 fastest production cars in the world last year.

China Says North Korea Not Their Responsibility.

Then step away and we will take care of the problem, right?

China says 'China responsibility theory' on North Korea has to stop

China hit back on Tuesday in unusually strong terms at repeated calls from the United States to put more pressure on North Korea, urging a halt to what it called the "China responsibility theory", and saying all parties needed to pull their weight.

U.S President Trump took a more conciliatory tone at a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday, but he has expressed some impatience that China, with its close economic and diplomatic ties to Pyongyang, is not doing enough to rein in North Korea.

That feeling has become particularly acute since Pyongyang launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that some experts believe could have the range to reach Alaska, and parts of the U.S. West Coast.

Asked about calls from the United States, Japan and others for China to put more pressure on North Korea, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said it was not China ratcheting up tension and the key to a resolution did not lie with Beijing.

"Recently, certain people, talking about the Korean peninsula nuclear issue, have been exaggerating and giving prominence to the so-called 'China responsibility theory,'" Geng told a daily news briefing, without naming any parties.

"I think this either shows lack of a full, correct knowledge of the issue, or there are ulterior motives for it, trying to shift responsibility," he added.

China has been making unremitting efforts and has played a constructive role, but all parties have to meet each other half way, Geng said.

"Asking others to do work, but doing nothing themselves is not OK," he added. "Being stabbed in the back is really not OK."

While China has been angered by North Korea's repeated nuclear and missile tests, it also blames the United States and South Korea for worsening tension with their military exercises.

Did you know that the Korean War has never officially ended?

Did you also know that when our fighting forces were over there either getting shot at or freezing to death that China sent thousands of troops into North Korea to help them fight against us?

Did you know that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un doesn't take a dump without China knowing about it?

If China says that North Korea is not their responsibility then all they need to do is step the fuck away and we will take that fat little fucker right the hell out of the nuclear arms game tomorrow and they damn well know it.

But that isn't going to happen.

China may be pissed off at us but they have been supporting North Korea since long before I was ever even a gleam in my Daddy's eye.
To say that they are not responsible for the shenanigans Kim Jong Un and his father before him have been pulling is disingenuous at best.

It's called Material Support Mr. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman dude and you have been doing it for seventy years now at least.

So take your indignant little ass right back to where you came from and try to come up with something not quite so laughable next time.

Monday, July 10, 2017

George Soros The Target Of An Official Government Smear Campaign, By His Own Country!

Looks to me like some people have finally had enough of his meddling.

Hungary vilifies financier Soros with crude poster campaign

Giant posters vilifying the financier George Soros have gone up all over Hungary - the crudest step in the latest campaign by the rightwing Fidesz government against the 86-year-old Hungarian-born philanthropist.
Many Hungarian Jews fear that open or concealed anti-Semitism lies behind the campaign. The government strenuously denies this.
The posters show a grinning Mr Soros beside the words, "Don't let Soros have the last laugh".
In smaller letters at the top of the poster is the message, "99% reject illegal immigration."
The government has spent an estimated 5.7bn forints (€19m; £16.3m; $21m) on the campaign, which follows an earlier series of poster campaigns and "national consultations" designed to stir up public feeling against refugees.

Even Israel is getting in a few shots.

What appears to have irritated the Hungarian government most is a series of statements by Mr Soros over the past two years in favour of controlled immigration to Europe, the US and Canada.
In an article in the journal Foreign Policy in July 2016, Mr Soros suggested that Europe might accept 300,000 refugees a year directly from Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. He also sees selected immigration as one of the solutions to labour shortages in many fields in Europe, from IT to care homes.
Like the Hungarian government, however, he emphasised that refugee resettlement and relocation programmes must be voluntary, not compulsory.
Is the campaign anti-Semitic?
The Hungarian government also stands accused of whipping up anti-Semitism with the anti-Soros posters. Mr Soros has Jewish roots, and as a nine-year-old during the Holocaust in German-occupied Hungary, he helped warn Jewish families about imminent deportations.
Many government posters have had anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on them. The posters on the floors of Budapest trams were deliberately placed so passengers would have to tread on Mr Soros's face.
Andras Heisler, leader of the Jewish community in Hungary, personally appealed to Prime Minister Viktor Orban to end the poster campaign.
Mr Orban rejected the appeal and suggested that Hungarian Jews do more to oppose Muslim immigration to Europe.
The controversy is already overshadowing the planned visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Hungary on 18 July.
Israel's ambassador to Hungary initially denounced the anti-Soros campaign, saying it "sows hatred and fear", but then Israel's foreign ministry issued its own statement critical of George Soros. According to Israeli reports, the change in tone had been ordered by Mr Netanyahu's office.
The ministry complained that the philanthropist "continuously undermines Israel's democratically elected governments by funding organisations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself".

I'm sure none of this phases the old bastard but it is encouraging to see the pushback against his relentless scheming.

You Should Have No Trouble Figuring It Out

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This, Is CNN

Looks like they shit the bed by threatening to Dox the guy who put up the Trump wrestling video.

Via Western Rifle Shooters Association,

Of course there isn't a word about it on any MSM outlet.

The Revolution continues to perk along.

From the comments,

"We must defeat CNN by any memes necessary".

ben dover

Fuckin' hilarious.

The Batteries Are At The Check Out Line Honey

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What Could Be More American On The 4th Of July?

Than getting called back in to work at 2:30 in the fucking morning?

Gotta love it.

I hope everyone enjoys their holiday today, I'm going to spare you my state of the nation analysis this year.

If you are here and reading this it would be telling you what you already know anyway.

That is one thing I am very grateful for, the people who swing by here are generally very well informed.

God bless you all.

It's 6 in the morning now and I have family shit to attend to all day until probably Midnight tonight by the time it's all said and done.
I'm going to fall down and go Thud for a bit and try to catch some Z's before the whirlwind hits.

Stay safe.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Kommiefornia Dems Scrap Universal Health Care Bill, Find Out Their Base Is Full Of Violent Whack Jobs The Hard Way

Ya gotta love it.

California Dems decry 'bullying,' death threats from the left after shelving health bill

California Democratic lawmakers are facing a brutal backlash from union activists and others on the left after shelving a universal health care bill – a debate that has grown so intense that lawmakers say they’ve faced death threats and other violent rhetoric.

Assembly Democrats publicly decried the “bullying tactics” in a written statement over the weekend, maintaining that lawmakers are committed to improving health care but need to have an “open discourse.”

“In recent days, we have become alarmed and disheartened by bullying tactics, threats of violence, and death threats by a few who disagree with the decision of Speaker Anthony Rendon to postpone the advancement of SB 562,” they said, referring to the scrapped single-payer health care bill. “While it is appropriate for persons of varying views to express concern, disapproval or disfavor about the delay, it is never acceptable to engage in those tactics.”

Rendon announced on June 23 that he was shelving legislation to set up a government-run, single-payer health care system in the state. This prompted an immediate backlash from the California Nurses Association, which had backed the $400 billion plan.

On social media, the union circulated the image of a California bear with a knife stuck in its back. On the blade was Rendon’s name. The protests and rhetoric escalated from there.

One tweet that gained attention in local media said, “I pray someone checks his schedule for baseball practice” – an apparent reference to the Rep. Steve Scalise shooting outside Washington last month.

Rendon also confirmed that he’s faced death threats over the decision to halt consideration of the bill.

So now the Democratic base in the Golden State is out to eat their own.

The first thing that comes to mind is the question of just how fucking stupid do you have to be in this day and age to send someone a death threat over the internet?

That looks about right.

There are only a couple of other things that come to mind that I would like to point out here.

One is that you people should not be surprised at this reaction when you have been egging these crazy fuckers on for this same behavior in the past when it was more politically expedient for you and two is that your fucking state is fucking broke because of your past actions appeasing this same base of cretins.

So now you have a very large, broke state full of illegal immigrants and left wing whack jobs who are all pissed off because the Free Shit they have been promised isn't showing up fresh and steaming hot like they were expecting.

I am reminded of this.


California is quickly becoming a foreign country instead of a state.

We are going to need a bigger wall.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Obama Takes Time Out Of His Vacation Tour Of Wealthy Hot Spots To Flog His Socialist Agenda

Shut the fuck up and go away you effeminate little Commie.
You had your chance at fundamental change here and thank all that is holy, you fucked that up too.

Obama warns Americans about too much patriotism — on July 4th weekend!
While most Americans are gathering with family and community this weekend to celebrate the most exceptional country in the history of the world, Mr. Hope and Change is halfway around the world talking doom and gloom — and criticizing his successor.Barack Obama visited Indonesia this weekend, and in a series of appearances, attacked love of country and the policies of Donald Trump.
The Guardian reports:
The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads. At an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.But he said that increased prosperity had been accompanied by new global problems, adding that as the world confronts issues ranging from inequality to terrorism, some countries – both developed and less developed – had adopted a more aggressive and isolationist stance.“If we don’t stand up for tolerance and moderation and respect for others, if we begin to doubt ourselves and all that we have accomplished, then much of the progress that we have made will not continue,” he said.

Whatsamatter Obama?

Feeling your Marxist utopia slipping through your fingers?


These things that you decry are all direct repercussions to your globalist actions.

You think nationalism is a bad thing?

Excuse me, weren't you like, the President of the greatest country on the face of the planet for 8 years?

Some of the rest of us here are kind of proud to be here and we sure as hell don't need you to tell us how we should be behaving.

While you are touring the world schlepping your agenda and lining up more victims for your globalist agenda us Americans will be over here throwing a party in celebration of the fact that we stood up to some assholes like you a couple hundred years ago and gave them an ass whipping.

Whether you or anyone else likes it there is no denying America is an exceptional country.

We like to remind ourselves of that every year about this time.

We don't need you for any fucking thing.

You can stay gone, we won't miss you.

As a matter of fact, I would prefer it if you did.

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