Tuesday, October 17, 2017


a major award                                                 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oh, Yes! .... Oh, NO!

Road to WAR: China's secret plans for North Korea INVASION revealed



    Global Warming Poop

ABC Climate Crap
They really like rats.  You just can't kill them fast enough ...

A  Comment :

"Just keep shifting the parameters of “acceptable” thinking, until you are comfortable.
Only, your successors will just continue to shift parameters, which strips away the “comfort zone” once so desirable for your younger self.
There are rules and customs, evolved over the centuries and millennia, that have set forth the basic guidelines for human interaction. It is not always wise to challenge the existing rules without considering the consequences. Most social experiments fail, not because they are too unique, but because they have been tried repeatedly in the past, and those experiments failed then, too." alloysteel

How many people know what it means?

It was on September 17, 1787 that our rule of law, the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. History tells us of an exchange that occurred outside of Independence Hall between Benjamin Franklin and a Philadelphia socialite, Mrs. Powell. Mrs. Powell inquired of Mr. Franklin, “well, what is it that we have, a monarchy or a republic”? Mr. Franklin replied, famously, “a Republic, if you can keep it”.

Brain Driller

It was on September 17, 1787 that our rule of law, the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. History tells us of an exchange that occurred outside of Independence Hall between Benjamin Franklin and a Philadelphia socialite, Mrs. Powell. Mrs. Powell inquired of Mr. Franklin, “well, what is it that we have, a monarchy or a republic”? Mr. Franklin replied, famously, “a Republic, if you can keep it”.

That was the challenge of 230 years ago, and now we must ask ourselves, do we truly want to keep this Constitutional Republic. However, there is a greater question, how many people know what it means to live in a Constitutional Republic? America is not a democracy. The means by which we elect our representation is through a democratic process of voting. Therefore we are a representative democracy. Sadly, this was something once taught in High School civics, hardly the case today.

In our governmental structure, as learned by James Madison from Charles Montesquieu, we have three coequal branches of government, kept in alignment by a system of checks and balances. Now, however, that system is totally out of whack, and what we are witnessing is complete breakdown and dysfunction.

A major threat to the future of our Republic is that we have a dysfunctional legislative branch.... in examining where our legislative branch has gone it is apparent they are focused on creating more dependency and subservience of the individual to their institution. [Allen West]
Consider last week as President Donald Trump signed an executive order on our healthcare system, opening up cross-state competition and ending health insurance company subsidies. There are those who were decrying his use of executive action, yet these were the same folks who said nothing as Barack Obama used executive action some 40 times to amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Obamacare. Any basic high school student would be able to understand that a law cannot be amended by executive action or order, it must be amended by legislative action. That is how it works in a Constitutional Republic where our legislative branch has the most enumerated powers.

But, in the case of Mr. Obama, who had lost the House of Representatives, then later the US Senate, he sought to circumvent our system of governance, and overrule our checks and balances all for his political purposes. And the same can be said about the executive agreements he entered this Nation into with the Paris Climate Accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the Iranian Nuclear agreement. These and many others represent an Executive branch that was seeking to rule by edict, let’s not get started on the plethora of bureaucratic administration rules and regulations of the Obama era as well. Those government agency regulations represented a taxation without representation, you remember that line right? Our Constitution clearly states in the origination clause that all revenue-generating measures must emanate from the US House of Representatives. (CONTINUED)

While we're still in the Town Hall, check out The Fussy Attack of the Domesticated Conservatives, by Kurt Schlichter.

“ Getting named to Salon’s list of The 25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following On Twitter is either a grievous insult or a certification that you suck. Salon is saying that you’re not a carrier of a hardcore conservative contagion, and that the liberal establishment doesn’t need to worry. At best, Salon thinks you’re no threat. At worst, it considers you a fellow traveler. And some of these selectees really are straight-up Fredocons.

You see the same thing with the True Conservative line-up at the New York Times. That’s where you find the king of creased-slacks lib-licking, David Brooks, in a perpetual tizzy about normal Americans wanting to be left alone by the finger-wagging likes of him and his cocktail comrades. There’s also Bret Stephens  .... '

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kool Tool

I use it to fill cavities

After 7 years of "investigating."


Apr 12, 2017 - Maryland’s president said the Tar Heels deserve the death penalty at a recent meeting. ... University of Maryland President Wallace Loh said in a meeting last week that he believes the NCAA investigation into North Carolina will eventually lead to the “death penalty.”.
Carolina Refs

Apropos that  news,  I recenly found this c.1990s ACC perspective I'd posted to Free Republic.  
  If you were in the stands during the 70's when  Clemson, Virginia or Maryland played any Carolina team, you were bound to hear the derisive chant Carolina Refs several times during the game.  Perhaps it was the debacle of the 1976 Olympic Game loss suffered by team USA against Russia that made biased officiating a focal point.  And maybe we were all wrong, but it seemed real enough.  At the time I handicapped ACC teams chances of getting an evenly called game from referees Hank Nichols,  Jim Hernjak, Jim Howell or  Lou Moser this way:
  • UNC - Great teams, great records and always eight men on the floor
  • Duke - Could get away with murder, except against the Heels
  • Wake - lousy teams, but they had help
  • NCSU - too blue collar for the refs?
  • Virginia - not from Carolina, but snotty enough to almost be from Durham
  • Maryland - never forgiven for breaking the ACC's color line
  • Clemson - The USC Gamecocks were hated, but they left.  Clemson is from S. Carolina.
    Of course, as a Maryland fan, it is their games I remember.  Like the one in 1978 when Albert King was racing down the sideline for what would have been the tying basket in a 66-64 loss to UNC.  Phil Ford (who could not be called for a foul of any kind) shoved King out of bounds.  No call.  Turnover Maryland.  Game over.
    Or the 1980 ACC Tournament championship game when Duke's Kenny Dennard tackled Buck Williams from behind as he was about to slam home the last second winner in a 73-72 loss.  Hey no harm (Buck lived), no foul.  Or so it must have seemed to game officials  Hantak, Sonnenberg, and Barth.
Are the good old days of  Carolina Refs back?  
    I think one thing caused officiating to improve in the 80's.  UNC, primarily, would waltz through the regular ACC season every year, then get their lunch handed to them in the first NCAA tourney game they played.    Being hand-checked, or even touched in an NCAA game,  would leave the ACC's cream teams in a state of shock that usually saw them dispatched early and often.  Word went out that Carolina had to learn to play in the real world and the officiating improved.  Or so it seems.
   All of this came to mind, for the first time in nearly twenty years, as I watched the two Maryland-Duke games last year.  Yes, I think Duke had the better team.  But the calls - and non calls - in those games were disturbing.  Then came this year's January 3rd matchup.  While the final foul count was Maryland 25, Duke 18 - the message was sent early, with Maryland getting virtually every whistle in the first half.
   Am I looking for excuses?  I don't think so, and hope not.  Please note that in two games against good teams, not played with ACC refs, Duke is 1-1 (losing to Cincinnati and going into overtime against St. Johns).  In the Saint John's game both Langdon and Brand fouled out.  Against Maryland, Shane Battier - a very physical player - managed to go nearly nineteen minutes with four fouls and never did foul out.  If there were any 'away from the ball' touch fouls called against Duke -  I missed them.
    Next week I can only hope that the Terps play their best game, and Duke theirs - and the officials leave any bias at home.

No act of contrition necessary

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Leftists and the Mafia. Same thing.

     People are always asking .. 

"Say Rodge. What would you do?"
Let's try this
.... the Revolutionary Communist Party, which staged violent (inauguration) protests. “Respectable” big money leftist groups like the Hill Snowdon Foundation and Ben and Jerry’s Foundation fund middlemen like the Alliance. And then the Alliance funds “direct action” groups that are willing to get their hands violently dirty.

The Department of Justice has been investigating DisruptJ20, a "resistance" group that plotted to shut down President Trump's inauguration. The DOJ has demanded the IP addresses of visitors, along with any emails, photos and names it can get. But the pipeline of Dj20 funding goes back to George Soros.

And not just Soros.

Money from the Global Justice Alliance went to Refuse Fascism, a group founded by members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, which staged violent protests. “Respectable” big money leftist groups like the Hill Snowdon Foundation and Ben and Jerry’s Foundation fund middlemen like the Alliance. And then the Alliance funds “direct action” groups that are willing to get their hands violently dirty.

The DOJ, better than anyone, should understand this model. It’s commonplace among criminals.

The Ford Foundation has become notorious for its backing of Black Lives Matter through the Black-Led Movement Fund whose goal was to raise over $100 million for the black nationalist racist hate group.
There is big money behind the street violence tearing apart America from Ferguson to Berkeley.
And when you go after criminals, you don’t stop with the street thugs. Instead you go after the bosses. The left’s funding pipelines launder money by moving it from respectable foundations to increasingly radical groups until they reach the thugs that mace, club and set fires. The multiple tiers buy their donors respectability and plausible deniability. But it’s nothing that the DOJ can’t easily penetrate.

It’s not all that different from the Castellano era in the Gambino crime family. And it needs to be treated the same way. Fiscal sponsorship of groups that engage in street violence is a crime. Prosecute it!

The Center for Community Change Action, another "direct action" group, recently had its donors exposed. They included Soros’ Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Approximately $7 million has gone from these big donors to the “direct action” group.

The CCCA has its own groups for which it’s acting as a “fiscal sponsor”. That’s how it works. [FRONT PAGE cont]

I'm thinking: Okay. If maybe  just 15%  of the pop  understood, before the election, the reality and  magnitude of the conspiracy to overthrow the United States constitutionthen I think it's maybe up to about 45% now.  We are in a war no less serious than that posed by the AXIS powers during  WWII.  There can be but one winner.   We know who, and where they are.  And we have written law that directs us to snuff them, utterly.  Do or die. That's what I think.


Canada’s largest school board says it is phasing out the word “chief” from senior staff’s job titles out of respect for Indigenous peoples.




I know, I’ve been trying to swear off this overdone genre, but really, how can you resist applyingit to the collective meltdown of Harvey Weinstein and Democratic Hollywood? (POWERLINE)

Boy Scouts announce plans to admit girls


In September 2016, Yahoo revealed a hack that compromised 500 million user accounts. In December, the company revealed yet another hack, this time affecting a record 1 billion accounts. On Tuesday, Yahoo updated that number to all 3 billion accounts its services. And yes, that includes yours. The hack exposed names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, encrypted passwords and unencrypted security questions. Here's what you can do now to protect yourself.

The Comment

The Story
OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 6:10 AM
First off NO member of Congress uses Obamacare-they themselves made sure to give themselves the top insurance, not the crap the people get. As for this set up-well I don’t think it is so awful they get things delivered HOWEVER if there are people (Congress Critters) getting drugs for Alzheimer those people should NOT be running the government or be involved-Nancy Pelosi I am talking to YOU!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Waste not, want ....

Guy Turned Smashed Car Engine Into An Epic Coffee Table

Engine Coffee Table

About time ...

Trump suggests challenging TV network licenses over 'fake news'

Reuters ^ | 10/11/17 | David Shepardson
President Donald Trump suggested challenging licenses for NBC and other broadcast news networks on Wednesday, a salvo that followed reports his own secretary of state had called him a “moron” after a discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal. “With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Trump, a Republican, wrote in a post on Twitter. Trump on Saturday also suggested that he should get “equal time” because late-night television hosts are “dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’” material that was...

I thought he was dead

There was a man from Nantucket ?

10 Famous Quotes Everybody Knows—And Gets Wrong



Smoked White Fish

Smoked Whitefish

Smoked Whitefish
When we (way-back) visited my grand parents, Granny Schultz would sometimes send me to the corner market on Montrose Ave (Chicago) to buy some smoked fish for lunch.  I learned to love it. But, we moved East, and I don't think I had smoked whitefish again for a millennium becausewhere would you buy it in Maryland? 

Recently some confluences brought it back.  First, I watch all of those Alaska shows (like Life Below Zero).  Those people catch and eat their own food, and whitefish is a staple.  So it was on my mind. And then this.  I was shopping in BJ's a year ago and, hey! they were selling smoked whitefish.  I bought some.  Wife wun't have thing to do with it, for some reason?  So I ate it all, over a period of a few days.  Today, there's some in the fridge all the time. 

Lately, at the BJ's  check-out,  people in line, or even the checker, will ask what the heck is that?  Are there bones? (Yes, but the flesh just falls off of them).  How do you prepare it? (You slice off a chunk, and eat it.)  A 4 oz. slab will cost you 240 calories.  And make you dream of Eskimo women (lot of protein).  It's good stuff.

James O’Keefe; Army of One

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has released another mainstream media exposé — this time, showing a former Democratic campaign operative who helps edit the New York Times‘ video content on social media platforms and apparently pretended to be James Comey’s godson. HERE

Lotta Memories Here Boss

Silky-voiced Jimmy Beaumont, frontman for Skyliners, dies at 76

Jimmy Beaumont, the golden-voiced singer of the Skyliners, died Saturday in his sleep at his home in McKeesport at age 76 after a career that lasted nearly 60 years.

Mr. Beaumont, a humble and soft-spoken star, was still singing as recently as Sept. 17 when the Skyliners performed a concert in New York.

A Jet Assisted Take Off

The Darwin Awards are finally out. These annual honors are given to the person who did the gene pool the biggest service by killing themselves in the most extraordinarily stupid way. (Last year's winner was the fellow who was killed by a Coke machine which toppled over on top of him as he was attempting to tip a free soda out.) This year's winner was a real rocket scientist.

And the nominees were:

Semi-finalist #1
A young Canadian man, searching for a way of getting drunk cheaply because he had no money with which to buy alcohol, mixed gasoline with milk… Not surprisingly, this concoction made him ill, and he vomited into the fireplace in his house. The resulting explosion and fire burned his house down, killing both him and his sister.

Semi-finalist #2
Three Brazilian men were flying in a light aircraft at low altitude when another plane approached. It a appears that they decided to moon the occupants of the other plane, but lost control of their own aircraft and crashed. They were all found dead in the wreckage with their pants around their ankles.

Semi-finalist #3
A 22-year-old Reston, VA, man was found dead after he tried to use octopus straps to bungee jump off a 70-foot railroad trestle. Fairfax County police said Eric Barcia, a fast-food worker, taped a bunch of these straps together, wrapped an end around one foot, anchored the other end to the trestle at Lake Accotink Park, jumped and hit the pavement. Warren Carmichael, a police spokesman, said investigators think Barcia was alone because his car was found nearby.
'The length of the cord that he had assembled was greater than the distance between the trestle and the ground,' Carmichael said. Police say the apparent cause of death was 'Major trauma.'

Semi-finalist #4
A man in Alabama died from rattlesnake bites It seems that he and a friend were playing a game of catch, using the rattlesnake as a ball. The friend - no doubt a future Darwin Awards candidate - was hospitalized.

Semi-finalist #5
Employees in a medium-sized warehouse in west Texas noticed the smell of a gas leak. Sensibly, management evacuated the building extinguishing all potential sources of ignition; lights, power, etc. After the building had been evacuated, two technicians from the gas company were dispatched. Upon entering the building, they found they had difficulty navigating in the dark. To their frustration, none of the lights worked. Witnesses later described the sight of one of the technicians reaching into his pocket and retrieving an object that resembled a cigarette lighter! Upon operation of the lighter-like object, the gas in the warehouse exploded, sending pieces of it up to three miles away. Nothing was found of the technicians, but the lighter was virtually untouched by the explosion. The technician suspected of causing the blast had never been thought of as ''bright'' by his peers.

Now, the winner of this year's Darwin Award (awarded, as always, posthumously):

The Arizona Highway Patrol came upon a pile of smoldering metal embedded in the side of a cliff rising above the road at the apex of a curve. The wreckage resembled the site of an airplane crash, but it was a car.

The type of car was unidentifiable at the scene. Police investigators finally pieced together the mystery. An amateur rocket scientist....had somehow gotten hold of a JATO bottle (Jet Assisted Take Off, actually a solid fuel rocket) that is used to give heavy military transport planes an extra 'push' for taking off from short airfields. He had driven his Chevy Impala out into the desert and found a long, straight stretch of road. He attached the JATO unit to the car, jumped in, got up some speed and fired off the JATO!

The facts as best as could be determined are that the operator of the 1967 Impala hit the JATO ignition at a distance of approximately 3.0 miles from the crash site This was established by the scorched and melted asphalt at that location.
The JATO, if operating properly, would have reached maximum thrust within 5 seconds, causing the Chevy to reach speeds well in excess of 350 mph and continuing at full power for an additional 20-25 seconds.
The driver, and soon to be a pilot, would have experienced G-forces usually reserved for dog fighting F-14 jocks under full afterburners, causing him to become irrelevant for the remainder of the event.
However, the automobile remained on the straight highway for about 2.5 miles (15-20 seconds) before the driver applied and completely melted the brakes, blowing the tires and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface, then becoming airborne for an additional 1.4 miles and impacting the cliff face at a height of 125 feet leaving a blackened crater 3 feet deep in the rock.

Most of the driver's remains were not recoverable. However, small fragments of bone, teeth, and hair were extracted from the crater, and fingernail and bone shards were removed from a piece of debris believed to be a portion of the steering wheel.

Epilogue: It has been calculated that this moron attained a ground speed of approximately 420 mph, though much of his voyage was not actually on the ground.
You couldn't make this stuff up, could you?

Cuzzin Ricky


The president responded to reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a “moron” with a joke: “I think it’s fake news,” he said, “but if he did that, I guess we’ll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win.” The media completely missed the fact that this was joke, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders had to call out an NBC reporter in today’s press briefing for taking Trump’s comments too literally. (Jon Miller)


Please don't throw me ...

    Liberal Culture                   


Oil/Water.  Gays/Islam DUH
Lucas stated: “Gays, no matter how much you brainwash them, it is very difficult in the end to say, ‘No, Islam is not an enemy of gay people.’ So as public opinion of gay people was changing, gay publications, most of them stopped publishing my articles about Islam.”

“And that is actually very interesting. I could write about anything but not about Islam because gay people should be in their own box … It is becoming dangerous that gays are leaving their base and the party line because the party line is ‘Islam is a good thing. Islam is our friend.’”

" Porn Kingpin
" pretty much has me dismissing anything this guy has to say. However, this is the first instance I've found where someone in the homosexual community even refers to this elephant in the gay living room.  Islam demands the execution of  homosexuals.  And quite specifically so.  Throw him off the town minaret.  If the town has no minaret, throw him from a plane,  helicopter, or something.  Hopefully that community in the USA will decide to rejoin America and start reflecting over whatever the hell leftist ideologies they've hitched their wagon to.  I mean that in the good and respectful way.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Twitchy Che

Cracker Barrel Philosopher Comment

When you imagine a scenic countryside

I Poached This Recipe


And he's still dead

Skoonj ....