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calendar   Wednesday - September 19, 2018

The One, The Only



Gak, I can’t stand another syllable of this Blasey bitch ass bullshit. Here’s some FAR MORE IMPORTANT ( and ass related ) NEWS from around the world:

•  Black guy caught rubbing fruit on his ass and putting it back on shelf in grocery store

A man is accused of rubbing fruit on his bare bottom at a supermarket and putting the items back on display. Michael Dwayne Johnson, 27, was spotted by an employee on Saturday at the Giant supermarket in Manassas, Virginia, US. A statement from police said the employee noticed Johnson ‘picking up produce, pulling down his pants, rubbing the produce on his buttocks, and replacing the produce back on the shelf’.

What a class act. Arrest him, fine him for the retail cost of every piece of produce in the store, and ban him from every grocery store in a 200 mile radius. Demand a “no low pants” dress code law in all grocery stores in the whole area


•  London commuter train 7 minutes late because engineer was locked in the bathroom.

Passengers at a London train station were delayed this morning because the driver got stuck in the loo. The 10.49am service from Bromley South to Victoria departed seven minutes late after its unlucky train driver became locked in the on-board toilet. A Southeastern Rail spokesperson apologised in an email to saying: ‘Getting stuck in the loo is enough to drive anyone round the bend, and we’re sorry to those of our passengers who were delayed.’

Man, those English and their train schedule fixations. It’s not like they have jobs to commute to or anything at that hour of the mid-morning.


OK, Now It’s Three “He Said"s To One “She Said”

Third party boy issues a denial

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, another former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s denies attending a party like the one described in the allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her three decades ago when they were teenagers.  Patrick J. Smyth attended Georgetown Prep—an all-boys school in North Bethesda, Maryland—alongside Kavanaugh. Both men graduated in 1983.

“I understand that I have been identified by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as the person she remembers as ‘PJ’ who supposedly was present at the party she described in her statements to the Washington Post,” Smyth says in his statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct she has leveled against Brett Kavanaugh.”

Just publish the whole letter already. Then let’s hear from the 4th boy who was/wasn’t there so he can lawyer up for his own protection and also say that nothing happened. Then can we flush this rancid turd of a tale down the toilet?


Am I The Only One Who Realizes This Is Impossible?

Or as Ollie North put it, “I have no recollection of those facts at this time, sir.”

(CNN) The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.
In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and obtained by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”

Let’s take a quick look at how an investigation might go.

•  She can’t say where the party was, when the party was - even the year!, or who the other people there were^^. She never made a police report. She said nothing to her parents. We haven’t heard that she kept a diary. She never mentioned this to her friends. EVER*. So she’s a total dead end.

•  Kavanaugh says this never happened. Period. Has anyone asked him if he remembers even being at a party with 4 guys, beer, and an underage girl? Fifth Amendment much?

•  Kavanaugh’s buddy Mark Judge says this never happened. Period. But he admits to being a high school drunk. Ask him “Were you an accessory to this crime?” Fifth Amendment much?

•  Maybe the FBI could send out a survey to every homeowner in the area. “Did you leave your children unattended, provide them with alcohol, and allow them to have a party at which an underage girl may have been molested, when you weren’t home ... 36 years ago?” Fifth Amendment much?

^^ My bad. I just found out that her letter referred to some other guy as “PJ”, who turns out to be Patrick J. Smyth. Would somebody please publish a photocopy of her damn letter already, unredacted? WTF, it’s 96% public already anyway.

* consider the probability of a 15 year old girl NOT telling all her girl friends how some guys got all handsy and rough at a party. Or warning them that this boy and that boy are totally gross creeps. Or even bragging that she was at a party with older boys and beer. I don’t think there are numbers that small.

And yet CNN, the MSM, all the DEMS, and probably most all the RINOS too, are onboard to have the FBI conduct such an investigation.

This is pathetic. There shouldn’t even be a hearing since this is obvious nonsense, but Fear The #MeToo pussy hat brigade and give the devil her due.

And if the rumor is true that she sent nearly the same letter out about Gorsuch when he was nominated ... oy vey. Sunk. No need to even mention the Fusion GPS angle.



Well of course!!

Blasey-Ford’s lawyer Deborah Katz is Vice Chair of the Soros funded Project On Government Oversight.

Partisan hit job? Obviously. And nobody hardly even had to try to play Follow The Money. One source with many branches.

If this lying front-hole even shows up for the meeting with the Judiciary Committee, it’s going to be an even more pathetic circus than it already is. Good thing I have a whole new bottle of Pepto in the medicine cabinet.

h/t to Vilmar’s guy Bob F


Meanwhile, back at the MSM/DNC Crazy Ranch ...

Matthew Dowd, the chief political analyst for ABC News, smeared Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with a “sexual predator” allegation on Monday.

Doing his part to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Dowd tweeted that America already has one “sexual predator” on the Supreme Court — meaning Thomas.

“It was despicable and outrageous what happened to Anita Hill more than 25 years ago, and a sexual predator was given a lifetime seat on the SC,” Dowd wrote [ Tweeted ]. “Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself in 2018.”

After five decades of public service, only one accuser has every come forward against Thomas, and that was Anita Hill, whose unproven allegations involved only harassment — nothing reaching the level of a sexual predator.

Nevertheless, at the time, Thomas was confirmed, primarily because most of the public did not find Hill credible after learning she followed Thomas from job to job despite the alleged harassment.

On Monday, Dowd also tweeted out how eager he is to bring back the days of witch hunts where every accuser is believed unconditionally.

“Enough with the ‘he said, she said’ storyline. If this is he said, she said, then let’s believe the she in these scenarios. Dowd howled in reference to Kavanaugh. “She has nothing to gain, and everything to lose. For 250 years we have believed the he in these scenarios. Enough is enough.”

So much for “innocent until proven guilty”, or evidence, or anything like that. Sounds like an extreme case of gender bias to me. And one more instance of the #MeToo philosophy being used as a weapon. Reign of Terror much?

Don’t forget what Anita Hill’s allegation was: a single hair on a can of soda ( which she did not keep for DNA analysis ). I hope Justice Thomas can sue this clown for libel. And since Thomas is Black, let’s throw in a Hate Crime as well.


Accidents happen. In this case, two:

1) Actual breaking news being reported by CNN, and

2) Assad’s Keystone Kops military shooting down their “own” Russian plane. With a Russian anti-aircraft missile.
While Israel possibly used the incoming plane as cover for their own raid on the area, to blast a new load of weapons ready to be sent to Hezbollah to harm Israel with. 

Syria accidentally shot down a Russian military plane

Syria inadvertently shot down a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board, Moscow said.
Russian state media said Syrian anti-aircraft missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down amid an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of north-west Syria.
Moscow blamed Israel for putting its aircraft in the line of fire and said it only had a minute’s notice of the strike.
“As a result of the irresponsible actions of the Israeli military, 15 Russian servicemen were killed, which is absolutely not in keeping with the spirit of Russian-Israeli partnership,” said Russian Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesperson for the Russian military, according to RIA-Novosti.

In a rare acknowledgment of its military activity in the region, Israel expressed “sorrow” for the loss of Russian life, but blamed the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The IDF said it had followed well-established protocols in communicating with Moscow, which are intended to prevent such incidents.
“Israel holds the Assad regime, whose military shot down the Russian plane, fully responsible for this incident,” the IDF said in a statement, adding that Iran and Hezbollah were also accountable.
According to the statement, Syrian anti-aircraft batteries “fired indiscriminately and from what we understand did not bother to ensure no Russian planes were in the air.”
The incident presents Moscow with a diplomatic conundrum, as the country has a strong relationship with both Israel and the Syrian regime.

Latakia Province is on the northwest coast of Syria, on the Mediterranean north of Lebanon and Israel.  Idlib Province is just east of Latakia.

This may have been a really slick op by the Izzies, or maybe the Syrians are slow to respond and can’t target worth a damn. Or just random coincidence, which happens in war all the time. Whatever. Fingers are being pointed every which way, and relations are now a bit more strained between Assad’s regime and his supporters. And now somebody somewhere has a lot fewer weapons to use, except for scrap metal. Gosh, too bad.

In recent weeks, Syrian and Russian planes have conducted scores of airstrikes in Idlib in the run-up to an anticipated offensive by Russian-backed Syrian forces to retake the last part of the country under armed opposition.
Last week, UN officials said that more than 30,000 people fled the province in anticipation of the government offensive.


Now here’s an interesting Deep State conspiracy theory, brought to you by the Russians

Are Blasey-Ford’s allegations a CIA plot to harm the presidency?

An intriguing in-depth new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that a Stanford University Psychiatry Professor named Dr. Christine Blasey has become the latest centerpiece of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plot to harm President Trump with her last-minute allegation, just days prior to US Senate confirmation, that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to sexually assault her over 30 years ago when they were teenage school children—while being kept from the American people about Dr. Blasey is that she currently oversees the CIA Undergraduate Internship Program Stanford University developed by the notorious CIA-connected Stanford University Psychiatric Professor Dr. Frederick T. Melges—who himself, in 1985, took into his care the homeless woman Lois Lang who assassinated CIA paymaster Nick Deak—and that afterwards saw the CIA’sblack operations monies being controlled by Ralph G. Blasey Jr.—who, not so mysteriously, just happens to be the father of Dr. Christine Blasey.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

According to this report, with Trump being warned, just prior to his assuming the presidency, by the powerful Democratic Party US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that US intelligence services “have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you”, this past nearly two years has shown just how prescient this warning was—and whose latest “strike back” against Trump is coming courtesy of a rogue CIA faction who have just trotted out for public display Dr. Christine Blasey (married name Christine Blasey Ford)—who claims that as a young high school teenager Brett Kavanaugh, also a high school teenager, tried to sexually assault her—but whose “evidence” for this being true shows Dr. Blasey unable to name the exact year it happened, her not remembering where the incident took place or how she got home, her not being able to remember key details of the incident, her not remembering how the gathering came together the night of the incident, and her not telling anyone else about at the time—but should be expected to be the case from an unproven salacious allegation of this sort as it comes from a woman supporting the Democratic Party and who, also, hates President Trump.

As the “Deep State” aligned US mainstream propaganda media began flooding the airwaves, newspapers and internet with Dr. Blasey’s claims against Judge Kavanaugh, that have absolutely no proof or evidence behind anyone could ever investigate, this report continues, SVR intelligence analysts were immediately able to bring up her file in the archive of known and/or suspected CIA operatives—and whose placement in this file was due to her extensive and advanced educational training at Stanford University in the CIA-funded mind control-brainwashing techniques developed by Stanford University Psychiatric Professor Dr. Frederick T. Melges—whose primary mission for the CIA was to develop new technologies for interrogation and torture, secondary applications going towards studying the possibilities of exploiting highly “suggestible” subjects and getting them to do things — murders, couriers — they wouldn’t otherwise do, and of which they would have no memory in case they were caught.

Linked to Dr. Blasey’s SVR file of known and/or suspected CIA operatives, this report notes, is that of her father Ralph G. Blasey Jr.—a proven CIA operative who, from June-1962 to January-1974, was the Vice President of National Savings and Trust of Washington, D.C.—a CIA black budget bank best known for being 100 paces from the White House, and whom, in 1998, was taken over by SunTrust Bank—whose majority share owner is the CIA-linked investment fund BlackRock.

Yes, the CIA mind control Project MK Ultra once again, the source of so many tinfoil hat theories. This time however, they seem to have documentation, and a new way of connecting all the dots. And the CIA is infamous for convoluted deniable schemes. And the whole DOJ is corrupt and anti-Trump. PLENTY more at the link.



I Am Beyond Disgusted:

Blasey Ford To Get Face Time With Judiciary Committee

Our spineless government has been so browbeaten by this bogus witch hunt #MeToo garbage that they are rolling over. Never-Trumper Flake using this as an excuse to backpedal, and others are giving this load of horse manure plenty of credence, making it an excuse to waffle.

And now there’s going to be an actual official hearing. Seriously? Seriously. I hope one of the people involved goes out the door in handcuffs. Either this Blasey Ford woman is a lying lunatic, or Brett Kavanaugh has been pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes. Actually, I have no doubts about Kavanaugh at all, but I’ve seen how #MeToo is an automatic public conviction and execution nearly everywhere, and I’ve read how the unhinged Left is already convinced he has perjured himself dozens of times in these hearings, and is your basic Trump puppet sack of crap.

Two will enter. One will leave.
The destiny of our nation hangs in the balance. And our government is such a bunch of pussies that they don’t have the balls to throw this manifestly bullshit dirty trick right in the trash. I am afraid. We are at the point where anyone can make up any story, no matter how implausible, and it gets treated as if it were the purest truth. We have lost the ability to reason. The future of our republic should not come down to a roll of the dice.

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, under mounting pressure from senators of his own party, will call President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault before the committee on Monday for extraordinary public hearings only weeks before the midterm elections.

In setting the hearing, Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, backed down from a committee vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, planned for this Thursday, and pushed a confirmation once seen as inevitable into limbo.

The hearing with Judge Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist in Northern California, sets up a potentially explosive public showdown that carries unmistakable echoes of the 1991 testimony of Anita Hill, who accused the future Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in an episode that riveted the nation and ushered a slew of women into public office. It will play out against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, which has energized Democratic women across the nation, in an institution, the Senate, that is more than three-quarters male.


CNN: Crappy Non News

this is what passes for professional journalism these days

Washington (CNN) The following is the text of the letter Christine Blasey Ford wrote to Sen. Dianne Feinstein detailing an event in which she accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. CNN was not provided a copy of the letter sent to Feinstein, but a source who had the letter read the contents of a redacted version to CNN.

Are you effin’ kidding me? They don’t have the letter, they didn’t even see the letter. Somebody read it to them over the phone, and gave them a redacted version, which means parts are missing. Garbage In, Garbage Out. This is less than hearsay; it’s edited and redacted hearsay. So there is no point even quoting this trash.

CNN: not worth a link, not worth a click. Not worth shite.


Oh come on, think deeper for once

Left Dogpiles On Kerry For “teenage girls” Remark

This is awesome. Failed presidential candidate and former Sec. of State John Kerry is being attacked by far-left progressives after he compared President Donald J. Trump to a “teenage girl” over the weekend. Sec. Kerry, they assert, is being sexist and misogynistic in his comparison.

On Friday night, Sec. Kerry appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” to discuss the current administration. After several moments he dove into the heart of his argument, “I don’t want to get into a real riff on this but I’ve got to tell you...He really is the rare combination of an 8-year-old boy—he’s got the maturity of an 8-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl.”

Of course, the Massachusetts “statesman” committed a grave sin amongst the left—he used cisgender terms that could in some ways be construed as offensive to describe a human being. This rankled progressives’ hearts and unleashed a torrent of f-bombs and insults from Slate writers and Twitter users everywhere.

“F*ck this misogynistic bullshit. Seriously. I’d rather have a random teenage girl serve as president than Trump,” Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern boldly declared via Twitter.

He then followed it up by saying, “The world uses teenage girls as a punching bag. We deride their interests and mock their emotions because it makes us feel smart and mature. F*ck that. They deserve better than relentless condescension. We’re failing them.”

Sure, why not. But the deeper truth is that the Dems want the public, this week at least, to consider teenage girls the very fount of wisdom, piety, chastity, erudition, honesty, and perfect recollection. Especially when recalling events from 35 years ago that never happened in the first place.


Interesting in three ways

Blasey Ford’s Kavaugh Accusation Motivation: Family and/or Party Vendetta??

Well how about that? Brett Kavanaugh’s mother Martha, also a judge, presided over the foreclosure of Christine Blasey Ford’s Parent’s house.

Revenge is one of the best dark motivators.

Looks like Blasey’s father and perhaps grandfather are/were lawyers as well. Wonder if their paths crossed mother K’s in the courtroom at least once?

Let’s not forget the Romney angle from 2012 either: he was floated as a possible Romney SCOTUS pick in 2012 and the fear was that he’d overturn ObamaCare.

Or that Brett Kavanaugh worked with Ken Starr on the Whitewater investigation, so he also probably deserves to be destroyed for having doubts about Her Imperial Majesty.

So is this all an old cold dish of family vengeance, or an IED built by the Dems 6 years ago that they’re trying to finally detonate now?

Ford is represented by Debra Katz, a liberal Democrat activist lawyer who has publicly touted that she is part of “the Resistance”

Perhaps it has no bearing, but I’ve also read how Blasey-Ford has scrubbed her internet presence clean in the past few days. Deleted social media accounts, removed her faculty page at Palo Alto U., etc.  To say that this whole thing smells fishy is a massive understatement.


This is news today? Really??

Kavanaugh Secret Sex Assault Allegation Letter Accuser Outed: Palo Alto Psych Professor Christine Blasey Ford

September 16 at 1:28 PM

Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.

Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.

Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.


Notes from an individual therapy session the following year, when she was being treated for what she says have been long-term effects of the incident, show Ford described a “rape attempt” in her late teens.

In an interview, her husband, Russell Ford, said that in the 2012 sessions, she recounted being trapped in a room with two drunken boys, one of whom pinned her to a bed, molested her and prevented her from screaming. He said he recalled that his wife used Kavanaugh’s last name and voiced concern that Kavanaugh — then a federal judge — might one day be nominated to the Supreme Court.

How about that? The most holy of holies, the private notes of a mental health professional, seem to have been accessed here. And the shrink wrote stuff down wrong, not being able to tell 2 from 4.  Uh. Huh.

And ain’t it amazing that in 2012, still in Obama’s first term and his great Fundamental Transformation, when the socialist-progressives were riding high, “I won, so sit down in the back of the bus and be quiet”, looking forward to a rosy future moving forward of another full term of Obama followed up by 2 terms of The Smartest Woman In The World, that this poor thing, suffering in mortified silence for 30 years at that point, would have the wholly rational fear that centrist-conservative Brett Kavanaugh, at that point a junior member of the nineteen active Circuit Court judges would work his way up to the Supremes. Riight, when it was going to be Lefty Utopia for at least the next 12 years, and maybe forever.

And you know what really makes me itch? The media have been all over this story like starving dogs on a mountain of fresh meat. Anything they could get their hands on they would publish. Facts? Research? Veracity? No time for that, hit the Publish button!!  Fake but slightly accurate, in our dreams at least!!

But the thing is, I’ve known since early Friday what the core of this secret letter was. That it involved some teenage girl at a party being held in a room against her will for a short time by two boys, and that nothing major happened. And I’m pretty sure that the whole Feinstein And The Scarlet Letter Of Doom story only broke on Thursday, when the press, which already had the story, put the screws to her. Great excuse, right?

Please, I do not have any insider connections. I read it as a comment at someone’s minor blog, dropped in conversationally as if it were already old news. But the Samizdat MSM hadn’t said a word until this afternoon ... and if just one of them had run that byline, they all would have run it, or referenced it, in a matter of minutes. So go figure.


High Pressure Gas Blows Up 70 Homes North Of Boston

I haven’t written anything yet about the gas pipeline fires up in Massachusetts, in the towns of Andover, North Andover and Lawrence northwest of Boston. 70 or 80 houses blew up or caught fire. At least 8,000 people evacuated, although some places say it was more like 120,000. Last time I heard, the idea was being floated that excessive pressure in the gas mains was the issue. I’m wondering if this is a bit of ... management ... some kind of answer for right now that will quiet the people for a bit. Look, I’m not a gas pipe worker. I don’t know much of anything about it, but I do know that there isn’t a gas meter in the country, residential or commercial, that doesn’t have at least one pressure regulator on it. And an awful lot of home appliances that use gas have secondary regulators as well. So it’s a bit hard to swallow a story about excess pressure being the cause. The pressure regulators don’t let excess pressure through. That’s what they’re for. All they are is a spring and a valve plate; a simple design that pretty much never fails, and automatically adjusts itself to varying inlet pressures.

Now I don’t want to cast shade on anyone, but there is an odd little part to this story. These towns are heavily, majorly, nearly exclusively Latino. Does that imply that people were cheating the meters, running their own unregulated gas lines? Does it mean that the gas company was shirking proper maintenance in those towns because of who lives there? Did they just stop trying because so many people weren’t paying their bills, similar to the water situation in Flint Michigan? I can’t say. I certainly hope not. It’s just an odd thing. A coincidence. But it’s the houses that blew up and burned down, not the mains pipes out under the streets.


Just another weekend in da hood

A 5-year-old Detroit girl was fatally shot in the head while in bed with her mother, who was shot at least 16 times during an attack that may have resulted from a rift between the woman and her relatives, police said Friday.

Police burst into a different home looking for suspects a few hours after the Thursday night shooting and fatally shot a man who confronted them with an assault-style weapon, said police Chief James Craig.

Another man, believed to be the gunman in the shooting of the girl and her mother, was arrested around noon Friday.

Craig defended the police shooting of the man, saying: “When an individual is armed with this weapon, and this weapon is pointed in the direction of a police officer, clearly that officer believes he’s facing an imminent threat.”

The girl’s mother was being treated for multiple wounds at an area hospital. Her condition wasn’t immediately known. The names of the victims and the suspect haven’t been released.

The chief said the violent chain of events began Thursday night on Detroit’s west side. Craig said a lone gunman entered the woman’s bedroom and opened fire as she lay in bed. The woman’s daughter was shot in the head and died at a hospital.

Asked about a motive, Craig said there was an “ongoing family dispute” between the woman and her sisters.

So the Detroilet police pull a 3am Stasi home invasion, breaking into someone’s home and just offing the guy. OF COURSE he had a gun, and OF COURSE he reacted. Bet they didn’t have a warrant. Bet they didn’t announce themselves. Bet they didn’t even try knocking on the door first. But all that will show up on the report. Oh yeah, we wuz angels, strictly by the book.

Hey, maybe they got off shift and went to the wrong apartment, didn’t notice the wrong number on the door or the bright red doormat, or the open door, didn’t turn on the light, and just started shooting when they saw some guy on the couch watching TV. But we found some reefer!! Oops, sorry, that was a different indifferent police murder story from a few days ago.

And isn’t it just wonderful the way some people work out their family problems? Have your current baby daddy break into your sister’s home and spray the place down with bullets. I can almost guarantee they were fighting over something worthless, like half a pack of Kools or something.

How the heck can anyone be shot 16 times and survive?

Know what? Let’s hunt this one down a bit. Get beyond the bias and the media filters ...

Detroit police shot and killed a suspect in the death of a 5-year-old Detroit girl, who was shot in the head Thursday night and her mother sprayed with bullets while they slept.

According to Detroit Police, the incident started when one or more intruders — at least one of whom was wearing a mask — broke into a home in the 19000 block of Lyndon and started shooting.

Police chief James Craig said the girl was shot once in the head and the mother 16 times in the torso and extremities. It is unclear whether the girl was intentionally targeted, Craig said.

The girl was transported by police to Sinai-Grace Hospital, where she died. The mother was later taken by ambulance to Sinai-Grace, where she is listed in critical condition.

After the shooting and an investigation, the police Special Response Team — the department’s term for a SWAT team — executed a “high-risk” search warrant on a nearby home in relation to the shooting.

The first officer who entered the building saw a 46-year-old man with an “AK-47-type weapon.” The officer shot and killed the man.

The officer said the man pointed the weapon at him. Police are reviewing body camera footage but Craig said it wasn’t clear yet whether there would be footage clearly showing the gun pointed at police.

Craig told reporters that “10 bundles of heroin packaged for sale” were found in another room of the house.

The man who was shot in the raid was related to the victims of the earlier shooting, Craig said. He said two other suspects, a man and a woman, had been taken into custody. The female suspect was the sister of the injured mother and was arrested at the scene.
Family members of the girl and mother told WDIV-TV (Channel 4) that the second home was the address of the girl’s father.

Ah ha. So the cops raided a small time drug dealer and offed him. And he was he father of the dead girl. And the sister and her dick were arrested at the scene. That clears things up a bit. Such wonderful people.


Shamed into doing their jobs

Wilmington PD Arrests 5 Looters

5. Wow.


After the above Tweet went viral, and a purposely degraded news video ( so it was hard to tell that all the looters were black ) made the rounds online, the Wilmington NC po-po actually arrested a few looters.

The above Tweet is kind of nonsense. Yes, I get it. The Dollar Store is across the street from the Projects, and they probably fear retribution. However, the police do not need the owner’s permission to make arrests when they see a crime being committed. Pressing charges is at the owner’s discretion. And I’m certain that if they said, effectively, “give them room for destruction”, then their insurance company is going to flip them the bird if they try to file a claim.

Police in North Carolina arrested five people Saturday night as looters began to break into stores while Tropical Storm Florence brought chaos to the region.

Wilmington Police confirmed the arrests on Twitter but did not immediately release the identities of the five individuals. 

NEWS ALERT - Moments ago officers arrested five individuals who broke in and looted the Dollar General at 5th & Dawson Streets. Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available.
— Wilmington Police (@WilmingtonPD) September 15, 2018

“Charges are pending and those details will be released as they become available,” police said.

Authorities said about 1:30 p.m. they became aware of looting taking place at the Dollar General on 5th and Dawson Streets but were initially asked by management “not to intervene at this time.”

Yes, I’m sure the local cops have their hands full dealing with the aftermath of the storm. But if people are out driving around looting, filling their cars with stolen stuff, and running around with armloads of it, then there must be areas where conditions aren’t so bad.

And maybe ... just maybe ... someone with a bit of brain in a position of authority blew a gasket when they realized what would happen if a viral message got out that the cops weren’t going to arrest any looters. It would be New Orleans and Ferguson all over again, combined.





Ice Cream Is Raycist !!! And Hitler!!

Student council members at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are protesting the campus practice of serving ice cream, which often contains beef gelatin, an ingredient that makes the treat inaccessible to members of certain faiths and diets.

According to a new piece of legislation entitled “Ice Cream for All,” which was first reported on by Campus Reform, the student council argues that the university’s use of standard ice cream is discriminatory against members of the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and Buddhist religions — adding in vegetarian communities on campus as well. The legislation argues that the use of ice cream may make members of those communities feel unwelcome on campus.

But wait a minute, what about the 50% of black folks who are lactose intolerant? Serving ice cream is like trying to poison them! Dat’s raycis!!!!

Astonishingly, the university already offers gelatin-free ice cream at the university ice cream shop, Babcock Dairy. Additionally, a University of Wisconsin-Madison spokesperson told Campus Reform that the campus already offers more than one ice cream option for students who can’t eat beef gelatin. The campus “produces and sells ‘super premium’ ice cream, sherbet and Greek frozen yogurt options that are made with a plant-based stabilizer and are gelatin-free.” The campus also offers a lactose-free ice cream for those with dairy allergies.

Despite this, the student council has demanded that school officials acknowledge that standard ice cream options marginalize religious students on campus. Ice cream is an iconic part of the culture in dairy-rich Wisconsin, perhaps making it a target for progressives on campus.

She it. You simply can not win with these asshats.

I doubt that UW is giving the stuff away. At the very least you have to charge it off your meal card. So hey, little capitalists, make the choice to NOT buy any. Nobody is force feeding you. Although that idea is tempting.


Resist The Resistance


Yeah, I know, we’ve heard this joke before.

Hmm, I think if you look real close, and have a little imagination, the graphic above reads “rise up”. I can see the “rise” part clearly, and I’m sort of confident about the “up”. What do you see? ( other than a rough future dealing with all the commie/nazi/fascist/socialist/tyrants trying to take over the USA? )


A great day down the shore, just don’t go in the water

Beach report phone call from my SIL the beach bunny from their place down at Seaside Heights. Today is perfect. Perfect temp, perfect sun, perfect mild breeze, gorgeous ocean. Except the waves are 5 feet tall and coming in fast and tight. This is massive surf for the New Jersey coast.

Marine Forecast From the National Weather Service, Mt. Holly

HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS. Dangerous and potentially life threatening conditions exist for all people entering the surf.


TODAY: NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming E. Gusts up to 20 kt late this morning and early afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 10 seconds.

TONIGHT: E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Swell mainly from the SE with a dominant period of 14 seconds.

Dominant period is a term for how far the wave peaks are apart, in terms of seconds. Anything over 12 means fairly smooth sailing; anything under 7 means a really choppy sea caused by storms and local winds combining. A moderate period with higher than typical swell also means the water is rather rough.

The absolute northern edge of Florence is passing across the DelMarVa penninsula down by DC right now, so it’s no surprise that strong waves are pushing their way up the NJ coast.



Late night laffs



What, again?? TNB

3rd Peace Vigil Shooting In 3 Years In   Ghettomore    Baltimore

[ last week ] A vigil at Eager Street and North Broadway in East Baltimore for a homicide victim abruptly dispersed at 7:13 p.m. Thursday when someone opened fire, according to neighbors.

Police said a 19-year-old man was shot Thursday on the 1600 block of Eager St.  Officers remained at the scene hours later, blocking off traffic and scouring the scene for bullet casings.
One neighbor who declined to give his name said he heard around seven shots fired after balloons had been released into the air. There were several children in attendance — everyone started running and screaming once the shooting began, he said.

Police presence in the area has done little to deter violence, according to neighbors. “I know that police was sitting on the corner and it still happened,” said Ashley, sitting on her front steps. “They been here the last three days.”

It’s not the first time a vigil has been marred by violence in the city. In 2016, a gunman opened fire minutes into a vigil for a homicide victim in West Baltimore, wounding five people. In 2015, a man was wounded during a vigil for another homicide victim.

Like Chicago, Baltimore also has extraordinary gun control laws. Like Chicago, Baltimore has been run by the Dems for ages. Like Chicago, Baltimore is now a decrepit run down hole, with a majority black population. Like Chicago, Baltimore is an urban shooting gallery.

Can’t have a public vigil, can’t even have a funeral, can’t walk down the street, can’t even ride a bicycle in peace, can’t even hang out on the corner with your friends. You might be shot. And those are the residents.

[ today ] Baltimore County police confirmed Thursday that a 32-year-old man who was fatally shot during the funeral service of 18-year-old Marcus Brown on Wednesday was his older brother Maurice Brown Jr., of the 300 block of Lyndhurst St. in West Baltimore.
The graveside shooting was the latest event in a disturbing trend of violence during bereavement services in Baltimore.

Less than a week ago, mourners had just released blue balloons into the air at Eager Street and North Broadway to honor Dimetric Jones, 21, who had been killed on Sept. 3, when gunfire rang out, scattering a crowd that included children and striking a 19-year-old man.

I’m sure this is all Trump’s fault. And yours, you with your Privilege and shizz.


Puerto Rico Leaves 13 MILLION Bottles Of Water To Rot At Airport

CNN: This Is Trump’s Fault


San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump over the U.S. government’s response in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, even as 12 million bottles of water were discovered this week rotting on an airport runway in Puerto Rico.

BuzzFeed News reports that “Justo Hernández, deputy federal coordinating officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told reporters that the 19,841 pallets of water were left on the runway at José Aponte de la Torre Airport and that as a result, ‘some of that water was spoiled.’”

The revelation comes at roughly the same time that Yulin Cruz appeared on CNN to bash Trump and also attacked the president in a series of tweets this week.

The water is at Jose Aponte de la Torre airport, on the north east coast just east of the El Yunque rain forest. Which means it’s barely 25 miles from San Juan or Caguas and many dozen medium sized local towns, right on the national highways. The majority of people live in the northeast corner of the island.

This is about 208 fully loaded full size tractor trailer trucks full; a genuine shipload of water, a warehouse full, enough to give 4 or 5 to every single person on the island. And they did NOTHING to distribute it.

But hey, blame Trump. I guess he was supposed to carry each bottle personally, open them individually, and wipe everyone’s chin dry after they drank.


She’s Heeeeere !!

Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall In North Carolina: Category 1 with 90mph winds

Hurricane Florence’s eyewall is onshore in North Carolina on Friday and will make landfall very soon, as the Category 1 storm lashed the Carolina coast and appeared ready to cause catastrophic flooding.

Authorities in the coastal city of New Bern, N.C., were working with federal responders to rescue at least 150 residents who reported themselves stranded in Florence’s storm surge.

The storm was about 10 miles east of Wilmington, N.C., and about 80 miles east-northeast of Myrtle Beach, S.C., the National Hurricane Center (NHC)’s 6 a.m. advisory said.

Emerald Isle, N.C. recorded 6.3 feet of storm surge “inundation,” according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A 5.5 foot surge of water near Morehead City was also recorded, the National Weather Service reported.

Seriously, after all this noise in the media, after all the state of emergency stuff, after a whole week of “be smart get out now” warnings, there are a couple hundred people stranded somewhere? Maybe they should start swimming west.

New Bern is 75 miles northeast of Wilmington NC, way up at the top of the delta of the Neuse River where it meets the Trent River and they feed into Pamlico Sound behind Cape Hatteras. It’s suburban, right where highways 17 and 70 cross.



Good grief. Of all the despicable, infantile nonsense.

Feinstein Gets Hold On Kavanaugh Vote:
Turns Over Mystery Letter To FBI That Alleges Sexual Misconduct At Least 36 Years Ago When Brett Was In High School

The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday that she received information from a person about Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh and referred it to federal investigators — but declined to make public any details, citing confidentiality issues.

The information came in a letter, which describes an alleged episode of sexual misconduct involving Kavanaugh when he was in high school, according to a person familiar with the matter. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee first learned about the contents of the letter at a meeting called at the last minute on Wednesday night. The letter had been relayed to Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) by Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), two people familiar with the matter said.

“That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision,” Feinstein said in a statement. “I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”

The White House defended Kavanaugh, calling the latest controversy an “11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation.”


According to a person familiar with the matter, the FBI does not now plan to launch a criminal investigation of the matter, which would normally be handled by local authorities, if it was within the statute of limitations. The FBI instead passed the material to the White House, as an update to Kavanaugh’s background check, which already had been completed, the person said. The move is similar to what the bureau did when allegations were leveled against former White House aide Rob Porter.

An FBI official said, “Upon receipt of the information on the night of September 12, we included it as part of Judge Kavanaugh’s background file, as per the standard process.”

The Justice Department declined to comment, and Kavanaugh did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The allegation of sexual misconduct in the letter was first reported by the New York Times. The existence of the letter was first reported by the news website the Intercept.

Riiight. How perfect. The scarlet letter worked it’s way up the chain to DF, who held onto it ... for how long?? And only now, mere hours before the scheduled vote, when somehow the newspapers learned about it, and forced her hand did she come forward.


What a load of shit. How embarrassing for the Dems. OMG he kissed a girl in high school, or got a quick handful of junior titty. Hang him!!!

And the GOP caved to this tripe?

The mystery letter wasn’t even concerning enough for Feinstein to show to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.

The Intercept reported the letter was sent by someone associated with Stanford University and involved a woman and Kavanaugh when she and the 53-year-old judge were both in high school.

The New York Times reported that, according to two sources it did not identify, the letter referenced possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh the unidentified woman. Possible, but that is awfully vague for this late stage of a U.S. Supreme Court confirmation.

With so little information, how is anyone supposed to figure out what is going on?

If Feinstein knows something, she should say something. If Kavanaugh is being accused of sexual misconduct then we all have a right to know.

So much about this just smells like a political skunk, not the least of which is the timing of Feinstein’s public non-release of this new information.

If this is an 11th hour power play by Feinstein – and there’s no “there” there – then the senator is playing politics with an otherwise respectable man’s reputation. Kavanaugh has a wife and two young daughters and as far as we know has been an upstanding member of his community.

The White House also hit back at Feinstein, questioning the timing of her new claim.


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calendar   Friday - August 26, 2016

fair use

Once in a while having a clearer understanding of the Fair Use Doctrine can come in handy.

What it is: LINK 1

Here’s a checklist: LINK 2

Here’s a nice graphical flowchart: LINK 3

( source )

Remember, at BMEWS it is always our intent to educate our readers in a non-profit manner.


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calendar   Thursday - August 25, 2016

Finishing Strong

We mopped the floor with our opponents last night, taking all 3 games and a total margin of over 100 pins. They were 2 points ahead of us in the standings, but 6 down from the team ahead of them, so our 7-0 win gave us their slot in the standings but wasn’t enough to bridge the points gap into the top 4. So we finished in 5th, and were rewarded a kingly $40 per person. Sweet. Yup, another 3 weeks and we would have been knocking on 1st place. Still, considering we were dead last by 4 points just 7 weeks ago, I think we came back real strong.

I’ve got a couple of new balls on order; the alley’s summer time discount of 40% off created a better price including drilling than any of the online shops would sell me the same balls for without drilling. Sweet.

Winter league starts in 2 weeks. I’m just going to put those balls aside for a little while, not even have them drilled, until I get my release a bit more squared away. I’ve got to my axis tilt and rotation more where they ought to be. Seems like I can either rev the ball up and throw it straight, or rip threw it on the release and get a totally horizontal axis - ie a spinner. Both can make strikes, but neither will hook much at all, so I’m never going to get the kind of entry angle that a big hook shot gives. And that means consistent strikes with a big safety margin. That’s not me. Not yet.


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back to school

First day of school today in our county.

Two new kids on the high school bus early in the morning. Neither was on the grade school bus last year, so they either moved here over the summer or else they escaped from parochial schools and are now experiencing public education for the first time. Woo hoo.

An entire zoo full of little squeakers on the grade school bus. I counted 20 but I don’t think all the kids made it in this morning. And it was helicopter parent time. Oh boy, both mommy and daddy showed up to put junior on the bus, and they got there early with babies in tow to give themselves lots of time to record this momentous event. Even the grandparents were there for a couple of the kids. So in a matter of minutes, I went from total isolation to being ring master for a crowd of almost 70 people. And then, once the individual pictures were taken, the group pictures were taken, the parents only pictures for Facebook were taken, the littlest army filled up half a school bus ("Oh look, how cute! She’s reaching up to take that big first step onto the bus. Get her picture, get her picture!!"), and away they went. An exodus of SUVs and minivans ensued, of size and speed that would make Peiper’s UK Travelers proud. And then it was lonely silence again.

Looks like it’s going to be a good day to paint garages. Now until frost actually.


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calendar   Wednesday - August 24, 2016

And now for something completely different..

At Haymarket Park: Trump by a Bobblehead

It was the battle of the bobbleheads.

Five hundred plastic, blue-pantsuit-wearing Hillary Clintons stood on tables across from 500 “Make America Great Again” red hat-wearing Donald Trumps—a stare down, but with plastered smiles on their bobblehead faces. Tuesday night marked the third Bobble Election at Haymarket Park, held in honor of the upcoming presidential election.

Saltdogs’ fans cast their votes by choosing a free bobblehead before settling down for a game. Whichever of the 500 bobbleheads ran out first was the winner.

Charlie Meyer, president and general manager of the Lincoln Saltdogs, said the poll wasn’t about politically dividing baseball fans but having fun and satisfying curiosity: Will Trump or Clinton be the last man or woman standing?

“It’s been a heated race, and I think it will get much more heated once we get closer to November,” Meyer said. “But this is a fun deal.”

Besides entertainment, Meyer said they hoped to raise awareness by reminding people who haven’t registered to vote to go do so.

It’s 6am, home after a long day (night? Gotta love 3rd shift) at work, and I miiiiiight have made that bourbon & Coke a little stronger than anticipated (Wild Turkey 101, was finishing off the bottle)
This story made me smile. 


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calendar   Saturday - August 20, 2016

Rule 34 Is For Real

Rule 34 is the internet rule that says that some kind of porn exists for everything. Shoes, puppies, blueprints, Swiss cheese, rare books, anything. And if porn doesn’t exist for it, the mere mention that such is the case will cause porn to be created for it.

After making my previous bridge post, I stared at my work and eventually realized there was a girl in the picture. Hiding half the truss, thanks. Fine. If that’s how the game is played, let’s go. I knew of one picture right off the top of my head. I even knew the model’s name. So to the search engines, and I plug in “Ariel bridge”

and what comes back is ...


Not what I expected, but both awesome and abhorrent in its own right.

Awesome, because what you’re looking at is a bowstring truss bridge, made from both wrought and cast iron (like I just wrote about) and utilizing our old friend the Phoenix Column. This means the bridge is older than I beams, but younger than the Civil War (because after the war the Phoenix Iron Company turned swords into plowshares almost literally and used their cannon building technology to make rigid braced hollow tubing that could be easily assembled on site; ie the Phoenix Column). And this particular bridge is given superb coverage by my fellow bridge hunter Nathan Holth. Awesomer, because it’s a “WIBCO”; a bridge made by the prolific Wrought Iron Bridge Company of Canton, Ohio. The bridge now lives in a park in Mt. Vernon Ohio, so maybe our friend Turtler can go and visit. Google found it for me because the bridge is funded by the Ariel Foundation. Figures, right?

Abhorrent because the bowstring truss is very strong, so it was a total diss to just nail the thing to the side of a walkway - not even a bridge, just a wooden path with railings on pilings!!! - to make it look like a bridge. This little arch could support a steam locomotive, even though it’s 140 years old. Also abhorr - ok, not really abhorrent, just a bit embarrassing, because the pictures I was looking for all came back in the search too; every one of them already stored in the back room here at this blog. Oh the photos are out there galore; I’m just the only one who renamed them to name the subjects.

Here’s what I was looking for ... mildly NSFW, plus a few others similar, because this is a Rule 34 post after all.

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full countered Pratt pony

Yes, it’s finally time for another bridge post.



Counters are the diagonal members running in the opposite direction. They help manage shear stress. By using the full set of counters you get a bridge made of “X"s, which is very good at supporting transitional loads ... like when a locomotive drives up one end of the span, across it, and off the other end. This is also the very best reason to use forged steel components, because steel can handle switching from tension to compression, which wood and iron can’t. Wood is always weak in tension, cast iron is weak in tension, and forged iron is weak in compression.

Too cute ... the model’s name is Bailey. Like the Bailey bridge? Maybe she has a sister named Bridge-ette.

Woo hoo!


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borderline blues

Buddy Guy blurs the line between rock and the blues. Who cares what you call it? This is dance music, even if you can’t dance. Happy happy happy. Get up and move your big ass ‘round, even if you don’t have one of those either.

I’ve got the CD, which is exceptionally well recorded. Crank up the volume just a bit and it’s like you’re right there.

Just in case you don’t like the blues - there’s got to be one of you, somewhere, right? - check below the fold for a bit of bouncy funk that will also get you up, get you happy, and get you moving. Brought to you by the Lovetone Meatball, or so I’ve been told.

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under the knife

That does it. The cat is going to get fixed. I can not take it any more.

Dizzy the cat, the mostly blind one, is in heat. Again. Every 4 god damn weeks, I swear. And she’s a very talkative cat to begin with. Which means now I’ve got Opera Cat, doing her full-throated arias all over the house. All day, all night. For days.

Would. You. Please. Shut. The. Flying. Fuck. Up!!!

It doesn’t matter how much she gets petted, or rubbed, or brushed, or played with, or snuggled, or fed. Or anything. A minute later and she’s at it again. 3 in the morning and she jumps up on the bed and starts howling.

Lucky for her she really isn’t trying to get out of the house. Because I might just be too tempted to let her. But more kittens is the last thing we need around here.


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calendar   Friday - August 19, 2016

thanko yu for not sweating



Only in Japan!! Or by mail order!!! $42 at Japan Trend Shop

h/t to Stoaty the Weasel


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calendar   Thursday - August 18, 2016

Almost Made It

We took 5 last night, going 5-2 against the first place team. Not quite enough to knock them off their throne, but enough to give it a big wobble and leave them vulnerable in the finals next week.

I got to play hero twice, putting myself totally in the zone the last few frames of each game to try and pull out a win. That worked in the first game, where I just fixated on the 2nd arrow and threw 9/ X XXX to finish and put 80 on the board for a fat margin win. Tried as hard as I could in Game 2, rolling X X XX9 to add 89 to our score; not enough for a win, but enough so that we lost small, by only 12 pins or so. It wasn’t really necessary in Game 3 because we were well ahead anyway, but I still did X XX9 just for gits and shiggles. I ended the night with a 557 series, which is about where my bowling ought to be.

Next week ... position round, and the parsing of the money. Money honey, woo hoo. Yeah, like $5 each. Ain’t no money in summer league honey.


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calendar   Wednesday - August 17, 2016

Leaving Home

Well, I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but now I have an announcement to make. And while I have been drafting posts about both the Iran Ransom and the Olympics (and how politics and cheating go hand in hand), but the big news I have to give is closer to home.

I am still committed to this blog and the Great Cause of our time, but tomorrow- possibly today for you- on August 17th I will be moving halfway across the country. I don’t make it a secret that while I am a man of the right, I have also been a Californian born and raised. And what’s more, someone that has lived on the dread, died-in-the-wool-left Coast itself. My parents came from the Middle of the country decades ago to live here, and I have lived here in this house my entire life.

Now I am doubling back on the path tread by them, the “Okies”, and the Miner 49ers and moving to Ohio. I have my misgivings about My Grandmother is getting on in years and could use our help, and above all the costs of uprooting from the home of 20~ years and moving halfway across the country to a place I scarcely know are less than the costs of staying. Taxes are high, a criminally insane water policy has all but insured drought will strike again, the “law” tried to abolish concealed carry, and I still remember the times when Bernie’s Brownshirts attacked a Trump Rally down the street while two married Jihadists slaughtered a Christmas Party.

This would be the chance where the jokes about the Far Left Coast would come up. But in all due honesty… I feel they’re mostly out of place for me personally. I am NOT blind to California’s innumerable flaws, chief among them the dual facts that it seems committed to being re-annexed by Mexican drug cartels and the fact that it has helped elect every Leftist president we have been cursed with. But the California I knew was generally good to me on the whole. Even with a hideously corrupt school system and government. The neighborhoods were good, The food’s delicious (especially if you know where to look), the climate’s generally above par (though anybody who thinks it shines all the time has never shivered in 30 degree F weather in the middle of Fall of in Santa Clara). And perhaps most surprisingly… almost everybody I have met- and I mean almost everybody- from school on was friendly or neutral. And hard as it may seem, many people know about my political and philosophical beliefs- including in school- and were accepting of it, sans a few individuals (two or three of whom I am proud to say I helped fire).

So on some level I think a part of me will always belong to here, even long after I leave. It is the land of my childhood and nothing I can do will change that. And I suppose I can see why many people might be drawn in by the warm, fuzzy glow of a Leftist, progressive utopia. After all, my life has largely been a demonstration of its’ better sides (to the extent that oxymoron exists).

But even then the underlying rot crept up from the cracks. That was all too obvious from when one of my (married) math Co-Teachers was arrested and dragged off for shagging a student, probably with the knowledge of the Principal.  Even though his wife also worked on the very campus. But more damning was the bitter, encrusted corruption that lies at the top of the school districts and how my parents had to use their legal skill and positions in the PTA to fight a years long, savage battle with a system run by people who will screw over their students- including the disabled- in order to serve themselves. The fact that I was framed for defusing a situation with a history professor blocking the door and physically threatening me was probably the nadir of it. And I think it mirrors the dozens of ways=- from water infrastructure to sanctuary cities to drugs to forest ires- that this dream fails. How it crumbles when even a handful of people with black hearts, greedy natures, avarice, or simple incompetence get high enough on the food chain, and how no amount of resources, Godly mercy, or well intentioned people are around.

I was just one of the ones lucky or blessed enough to not suffer the full consequences. The brilliant VDH has made a long, long series of posts that show a fuller story. It’s well worth reading, just in case you thought you knew everything about Leftist Lunacy.

So, what next for me? I don’t know. But regardless of what happens I do know I can look forward to one thing. Ohio’s a swing state, and we’re moving in time for voter re-registration for the General Election. Which means for whatever I’ve given up, I will have the chance to do something I really never have done before. Cast a vote in the General Election that might make a non-trivial difference. And ultimately, why else was America founded?

In any event, I look forward to getting back in the swing of things.

Posted by Turtler   United States  on 08/17/2016 at 06:14 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - August 16, 2016

Bigger Red Is Extra Green

Such an act: Keeping up with the Jones


Hey, this one’s only red on top and on the bottom. Wait, um, never mind.  red face

Crowley Maritime Corp. took delivery Friday of MT West Virginia, the fourth new Jones Act product tanker built for the company by Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI). Crowley will christen the West Virginia on Tuesday at a ceremony at Philly Shipyard.

The LNG-ready West Virginia can be converted for propulsion by liquefied natural gas (LNG), joining sister ships Louisiana, Ohio and Texas, which were received by Crowley in 2015 and 2016 as the first-ever tankers to receive the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) LNG-Ready Level 1 approval.

Like its sister ships, West Virginia is 50,000 dead-weight-tons (dwt) and capable of carrying 330,000 barrels of product. The new tankers are based on a Hyundai Mipo Dockyards (HMD) design that incorporates numerous fuel efficiency features, flexible cargo capability and the latest regulatory requirements. The

vessel is 600 feet long and is capable of carrying crude oil or refined petroleum products, as well as various chemical cargoes. Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the charterer.

If converted to run on LNG, then this ship would have practically no carbon footprint. Well, “no footprint” relative to 600’ cargo ships of 50Kdwt. But aside from a sailboat, that’s as clean and green as it gets.

The Jones Act is a 1920 bit of protectionist legislation properly called The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 that says “keep American shipping American”, from the beginning to the end. It’s all about “cabotage”, a most excellent and rare word, that means the exact opposite of “NIMBY”. It’s total “IMBY”: it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that there’s a paragraph in there requiring the steel used has to be mined and refined here, and any wood grown and worked within our borders. Jones Act, Fuck Yeah!

cabotage:  a requirement that all goods transported by water between U.S. ports be carried on U.S.-flag ships, constructed in the United States, owned by U.S. citizens, and crewed by U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Super Patriot John McCain tried to nullify the Jones Act in 2015.



Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/16/2016 at 05:13 PM   
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when rape isn't rape but only sexual assault
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[...] took another century of Inquisition and repression to completely eradicate the [...]
On: 06/07/17 03:37



Not that very many people ever read this far down, but this blog was the creation of Allan Kelly and his friend Vilmar. Vilmar moved on to his own blog some time ago, and Allan ran this place alone until his sudden and unexpected death partway through 2006. We all miss him. A lot. Even though he is gone this site will always still be more than a little bit his. We who are left to carry on the BMEWS tradition owe him a great debt of gratitude, and we hope to be able to pay that back by following his last advice to us all:
  1. Keep a firm grasp of Right and Wrong
  2. Stay involved with government on every level and don't let those bastards get away with a thing
  3. Use every legal means to defend yourself in the event of real internal trouble, and, most importantly:
  4. Keep talking to each other, whether here or elsewhere
It's been a long strange trip without you Skipper, but thanks for pointing us in the right direction and giving us a swift kick in the behind to get us going. Keep lookin' down on us, will ya? Thanks.


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Oh, and here's some kind of visitor flag counter thingy. Hey, all the cool blogs have one, so I should too. The Visitors Online thingy up at the top doesn't count anything, but it looks neat. It had better, since I paid actual money for it.
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