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calendar   Saturday - February 28, 2015

the never ending heater project, part 4 , at least

I purchased 2 of the 6 foot 1500 watt “hydronic” units yesterday, and today we’re going to install at least one of them. We. Together.  Awww.

Except the plans changed a bit. Instead of just replacing the two dead heaters, one in the small bedroom and one over in the den behind the BMEWS home station PC, we’ll be replacing the dead unit in the small bedroom with a new heater, then taking out the functional but noisy 7 foot unit in the large bedroom ( a 1500 watt Dimplex “safe heat” model ), putting a new hydronic in there, and then putting the Dimplex down here in the den. There’s room for it, no worries. And the hydronic ones are supposed to be super super quiet. So all’s well that begins well ... I hope. Not sure how far we’ll get today; something tells me this simple task is going to take 5 times longer than I think. And we have another hockey game to go to tonight ... but at least it isn’t going to snow.

Ok, phase 1 complete. Everything moved out of the way, tools gathered, extra lights brought in. And away we go.

Fingers crossed.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/28/2015 at 03:44 PM   
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Interesting Man to Watch

Meet Mr. Van Jones, formerly of the Obama Admin.

I haven’t been paying much attention to him, assuming that he was playing some “advisory” roles around DC while fattening his bank account.  Not bad work for a man often described as a Marxist or Communist, never anything as mild as Socialist.

I always pay attention to how people express themselves and communicate.  Forty years ago, I wrote a lot of advertising copy and my bosses were usually happy with the results.  After you figure out a few things to get people’s emotional reactions to shade their logic, it’s very easy to be persuasive.  It also means I’m very proud of the quality of my Bull Shit Detector.  I know when someone is playing sleight-of-hand with their arguments because I was better than most.  Incidentally, I left advertising as a career in the early 80’s to find more honest work.  When I couldn’t decide if I was a pimp or a whore, I got out of the business.

Van Jones wrote an Op Ed piece on Net Neutrality for CNN.  Read it in careful detail.

When I first read it, I was impressed on how nicely, almost spiritually, he wrote the piece, but something nagged me, so I read it again to confirm exactly how several of his statements supported (or didn’t) each other.  It’s an exquisite construct of emotionally based lies.  Mr. Jones is much more subtle than Obama. 

Read and analyze carefully, Van Jones is an absolute master of manipulative prose.  It’s not a long piece.  It will take you longer to realize how he makes you feel his ideas are wonderful than it will to read it.

‘Old guard’ civil rights groups blew it on net neutrality

Discussion?

Whether or not you decide I’m G-d’s own paranoid, you’ll never take pieces like this one at face value again.

Doc


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Posted by Dr. Jeff   United States  on 02/28/2015 at 08:23 AM   
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calendar   Friday - February 27, 2015

A Little Classic Hillary Before Bed

I love the source of this article.  It’s the Washington Post! 

The famous Clinton Cloud of Corruption has gotten so gross that even the famously Liberal Washington Post had to say something.

I’ll say one thing for Hillary, she’s expanded the operation far beyond Bill’s Chinese Connection.  Check out the contributors, that’s the fun one.  surprised

Foreign governments gave millions to foundation while Clinton was at State Dept.

Here’s some more good detail, also from the WaPo.

Clintons’ foundation has raised nearly $2 billion — and some key questions

REMEMEBER!  She could be our next President! 
(That is, IF Obama permits another election)

party 


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Posted by Dr. Jeff   United States  on 02/27/2015 at 06:40 AM   
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A Little Fun To Go With The Red Heads I Know Are Coming

Women are great, but man does not live by pretty women alone.

Enjoy this tug-of-war between a tricked out Cadillac 4x4 and a World War II Deuce and a Half.

I love the Classics!


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Posted by Dr. Jeff   United States  on 02/27/2015 at 05:45 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - February 26, 2015

Net Neutrality aka We’re Screwed

This just in from ZDNet:

Net neutrality becomes the law of the land

The first paragraph of the article sounds good:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to accept FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal that the Commission “use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open Internet protections.” Or, to put it in plain English, your ISP must provide equal broadband access to you or any site—Amazon, Netflix, etc.—without slowing down or speeding up sites for additional fees.

Remembering the old saying that the Large Print giveth and the Fine Print taketh away, I’m assuming that the 300+ pages of regulations have more crap than a compost heap.

Anyone (Drew?) have any idea yet what we’re actually facing?  If Obama told me the sun was going to shine on me, I’d assume I was about to be evicted from my home.

Here’s the article:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/net-neutrality-becomes-the-law-of-the-land/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f

Update 2/25/15:  Here’s where the money came from to buy control of the internet.  Surprised?  It’s our old friend George Soros spreading freedom our way.  The source is the Washington Examiner

Soros, Ford Foundation shovel $196 million to ‘net neutrality’ groups, staff to White House


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Posted by Dr. Jeff   United States  on 02/26/2015 at 07:03 PM   
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shopazoid

Yeah, I’m here.

Still trying to get the heat fixed.

I’ve found the electric baseboard heaters I want, now it’s a matter of finding out who has them to sell to me. I can get them through Amazon, but I’m looking for a better price if possible.

I’m thinking of going modern. Electronic “hydronic” heaters. Which means the heating element is surrounded by a sealed tube of liquid, and the liquid heats the convection fins. Advantage in theory, is perfectly even heating from end to end. And silent (silenter?) operation. Because the binks and pops of the other one keep my light sleeping little dearheart awake. Can’t have that.  Oh, and these puppies carry a 10 year warranty, which is aces for these kind of products.

Right. Amazon it is ... price is half that of Lowe’s anyway.

Update - now what the heck? The replacement unit in the other bedroom, the one that makes so much noise, is a Dimplex 1500 watt 7 footer. Rated for 208 volts. Say what?

Update 2 - ah ha. Now I gets it. Tricksy electricians making 240v from one of the 120v sides of the breaker box. No wonder the 30a breaker has two leads coming from it. 120+120=240. So, duh, that means it really is a 240v heater. Which means I can get the nice hydronic ones in stock, at HD. For a nice price too; less than 2/3 what Lowe’s is asking. Go figure.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/26/2015 at 03:47 PM   
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Something to Feel Good About

I know this doesn’t change anything and I’ve got a weird sense of humor,

BUT

You’ve known this was true a long time and now it’s on tape, courtesy of our old friend, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas.

hat tip:  New York Post

A couple of fun quotes:

“You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?” the investigator is heard asking Garner’s oldest daughter.

“He’s about this,” Snipes replies, rubbing her fingers together.

“He’s about money with you?” the undercover asks.

“Yeah,” Snipes responds.

Snipes, 24, also complained that the Staten Island director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, Cynthia Davis, scolded her for handing out street fliers about her father’s case that did not include NAN’s logo.

It goes on.  Watch the whole video, it’s even better than these little samples.


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Posted by Dr. Jeff   United States  on 02/26/2015 at 08:11 AM   
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Send This To A Liberal

Really!  You know it won’t do any good (Thorazine might help), but it’s fun to watch a Liberal spin and get pissed. 

Hat Tip:  The Daily Gouge


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Posted by Dr. Jeff   United States  on 02/26/2015 at 08:01 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - February 24, 2015

epitath for freedom

Ann Coulter wrote just the other day “Why, if they did these things, there’d be no reason to ever vote for a Republican again.”

Current headlines




Any good news out there? Sure, here’s one. DOJ: no civil charges against George Zimmerman. Holder must have been pissing blood when he was forced to admit this. But hey lefties, “no evidence, no evidence!”

The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will not file federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman, the Florida man who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder for shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager.

“Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates that we continue the dialogue and be unafraid of confronting the issues and tensions his passing brought to the surface,” Attorney General Eric Holder said in written statement. “We, as a nation, must take concrete steps to ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.”

That probe focused on whether the killing amounted to a federal civil rights violation, which would have required proof that it was motivated by racial animosity. Although Martin’s parents have said Zimmerman initiated the fight and racially profiled Martin, the Justice Department said there was not enough evidence to bring federal civil rights charges, which would have required proof that the killing was motivated by racial animosity.

Now shut the eff up and go away. Strike two, you’re out. Asshat.

PS - it’s time for a major libel suit from Zimmerman I think. What’s the penalty for witch hunting without reason? It ought to be death. But a few hundred million in cash should suffice.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/24/2015 at 10:12 PM   
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C-c-c-cold

Horry Clap, it’s -7°F outside. And the sun is up, bright and shining. I bet it was -9 or -10 before dawn.

I wouldn’t know. I was blissfully asleep. For almost 5 1/2 hours. Longest sleep I’ve had in a week.

No, I didn’t fix the heat yet. But I had a really solid pile of blankets on the bed, 6 layers deep plus I slept in my clothes. I even put a tattered old cashmere sweater around the pillow. So I slept great under all that. Like childhood memories of camping in New England in summer, with surprise frosty nights in August. Let the weight of all the blankets crush the cold out of you.

TV news says temperature records were broken all over the tri-state area.




If you’ve got to go outside, layer up my friends. Wool and cashmere by your skin, a few layers of loft over that, and something on the outside to block the wind. Go long; cover your waist, your backside, your thighs, your knees. Don’t even think about not wearing gloves and a hat. Mittens are better, but get good mittens. Wool lined leather, with cuffs. And put your fashionista shoes for the office in a bag, and get out the snow pac boots. Dress like you’re 6. It’s snowsuit and red rubber boots weather. Mitten clips optional, but recommended. And pee first this time, m’kay?

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OMG, remember these?

Damn, I am fixing that heater today. Or else.



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local commuters waiting for the train


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/24/2015 at 12:23 PM   
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Juan, You Ignorant Slut

Fox News’ token black guy leftist talking head Juan Williams indirectly trots out the old “3/5 person” resentment shit.

Pistulant boils on Zeus’s backside, after all the billion and trillions spent on improved education for the preferentially pigmented, how can any of them be this stupid?

In a discussion with plenty of other objectionable elements on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Friday, Juan Williams asserted that “There’s no question that if you look at our Constitution, there are elements of racism right in it.” Note his use of the present tense.

The version of this country’s founding document Williams was referencing must be 147 or more years old, because the only element of the original Constitution which was arguably racist — the inclusion of non-free persons as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of allocating House seats in Article I — went away when the 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868.


No, it isn’t/wasn’t even arguably racist. How many extra Representatives was the North apportioned for their cattle? Or for their sawmills?

    What, why none whatsoever! Don’t be stupid. Cattle and sawmills aren’t citizens, they’re livestock and buildings. Privately owned objects. They don’t vote, and they have no rights.

You mean like slaves? I rest my case.

Yes, and while this was one of the first times the South did the “play it my way, or I’m taking my toys and going home” ( threatened secession ), it wouldn’t be the last. They played that tune all the time, right up until 1860.

So the 3/5 Compromise got them more Representatives for the House. In theory it also meant that their states had to pay more taxes to the federal government. Funny thing history would be if somebody turned up a Special Farm Rate bill that lowered the rates for states that had little or no other industry other than farming. Or if an accounting history turned up that showed how certain states were always behind a bit on their tax payments. Say, about 3/5 behind.

The 3/5 Compromise got the slaves exactly nothing. Less than nothing. They had no votes. They had no Representatives. They got no gibbs; “no phone no lights no motor cars, not a single luxury” so to speak. What they got was the same old Massas, now with even more political power.

And blacks go about with a chip the size of Montana on their shoulders because of this. Proof that America was out to get them from the very beginning. Holy cow. Stupider than a box of antlers. Dumber than dirt. I am just ever so glad the rest of us have been taxed billions and billions of dollars to ramp up the education for this group. They should be ashamed. Mortified.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/24/2015 at 06:55 AM   
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calendar   Monday - February 23, 2015

weather report


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… and according to our frosty weather girl, the good news is ...


Hey, I heard somebody begging for more?? Not a problem!

See More Below The Fold

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/23/2015 at 10:17 PM   
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Sensational News

$20 BILLION Lawsuit Against Al Sharpton For Discrimination

Brought By Other Black Folks



Oh my heart, be still.


Even though the FCC hasn’t yet ruled on the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, one group has already filed a lawsuit claiming at least $20 billion in damages from the way the two giants allegedly discriminate against black-owned media.

The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December.

This time, the plaintiff is not only targeting both Comcast and TWC — on the eve of the two companies merging to become what would be the largest pay television distributor in the United States — but also various African-American advocacy groups and MSNBC host Al Sharpton for allegedly facilitating discrimination.


Ok, the lawsuit is mainly against Time Warner Cable and Comcast, but old bobblehead Al is named specifically. And of course it’s a hassle, and a hustle. But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, and Al and Jesse’s old scam is a chicken coming home to roost.

Sharpton tells us that he “welcomes the opportunity to answer the frivolous allegations” and says he will be bringing counterclaims for defamation.

According to the lawsuit, Comcast and TWC “collectively spend approximately $25 billion annually for the licensing of pay-television channels and advertising of their products and services, yet 100% African American–owned media receives less than $3 million per year.”

At the time of Comcast’s 2010 acquisition of NBCUniversal, Comcast entered into memoranda of understanding with the NAACP, the National Urban League and the National Action Network, but the lawsuit says the voluntary diversity agreements are “a sham, undertaken to whitewash Comcast’s discriminatory business practices.”

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Comcast is one of the biggest companies to employ a chief diversity officer, and its practices have been lauded by many including Black Enterprise magazine, which recently named it as one of the 40 best companies for diversity.

So there you go Al, time to pony up. Even though your boss company is at the top of the diversity game heap, it still ain’t enough. Time for you to shoulder The Black Man’s Burden and pay up. Welcome to the world. Now make wit the gibbs.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/23/2015 at 09:23 PM   
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Well, There Ya Go

Wonder why Obama won’t call radical islam radical islam? Maybe it’s because he’s one with them. Or one of them. Or maybe he’s just being polite, since such a significant part of his cabinet, his advisors, and all those unelected, unvetted “czars” we don’t here a word about anymore are. Sure, they’re also communists, and they’re also grievance mongering America hating racist Black Liberation Theologists, but that’s a side issue. Just for today, let’s focus on the muslim aspect. Like the guy in charge of Homeland Security. Because you’re so stupid, you’ll eat this shit sandwich and ask for extra sauce.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that President Obama’s decision not to say the actions of the Islamic State is a form of “radical Islam” is at the behest of the Muslim community.

“The thing I hear from leaders in the Muslim community in this country is ISIL is attempting to hijack my religion,” Johnson told “Fox News Sunday,” referring to the terror group also known as Islamic State, or ISIS.

Johnson said the leaders argue their religion is about peace and brotherhood and “resent” that Islamic State is “attempting to hijack that from us.”

Obama is facing sharp criticism, even from within his own party, for instead using the term “violent extremism” to describe the actions of ISIS and other terror groups that are based on a form of Islam.

“If we don’t identify our enemies, we cannot defeat them,” Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, told Fox News on Wednesday. “Unless you accurately identify who your enemy is, then you can’t come up with an effective strategy, a winning strategy to defeat that enemy.”

Obama on the same day defended his choice of words by saying the term “radical Islam” gives such groups religious legitimacy they don’t deserve.

Most of us aren’t old enough to remember the Alger Hiss scandal and the post-WWII “red baiting” crisis (aka McCarthy, sort of) when it turned out that, yes, FDR’s government (and Truman’s too) was chock full of communists. Many of whom were paid agents and spies for the KGB. But hey, nothing to see there, as “socialist leaning” progressive Democrat FDR just loved old “Uncle Joe” Stalin. And to it’s dying day, the left wing press never could see much of anything wrong with communism, and kept up a “see no evil” facade for more than 50 years. And quickly buried the truth when it came out, so that now, a mere single generation after the dissolution of the USSR, most young kids have no freakin clue about any of it, and are gleeful to call themselves Progressives.

Now it’s being done again, only this time with both barrels. Commies and jizzlamofuckers. At the very top of your government. Nothing to see here, move along. Peasant.




Am I wrong here? I hope I am. How does “Jeh” fit in to that top echelon anyway? I mean, aside from being a just-slightly-black guy worth millions. And a lawyer, most notable for ending the “don’t ask don’t tell” thing in the military when he was on the Pentagon’s payroll. And the occasional odd thing or two that makes people think he has supportive ties to Muslim Brotherhood. It’s all very muddy, in this Most Transparent Administration Ever.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/23/2015 at 03:34 PM   
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