Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Well. Damn.

Been a helluva week. Gunny gone. Harry Anderson gone. And now Barbara Bush. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know she hated Trump. Don't care. She was 92 years old and still sipping bourbon and when she was First Lady she was lovely.

Thursday, April 5, 2018


For a couple days I've heard PSAs about there being a major US-wide emergency alert test. Our phones would scream horribly (first time that happened I was so startled I launched the phone into the air...), followed by a message that would explain that it was just a test. It's 9 pm. My phone has been on and with me all day. I just realized I never got such a test.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

So Am I The Only One...

..who has become uncomfortable with any firearms dealings that require the gummit to be involved? I mean, maybe anything in my future may be cash and personal without a paper trail. And then there's the $#!÷$ that scream that we can't say anything because VICTIMS. Sorry but you don't know us or our lives. My sister's boss was shot and killed during a robbery years ago. As was an acquaintance of mine. And a dear, sweet man who I had hopes of becoming my step-father had his brains painted all over the wall about 13 years ago. By a guy he was trying to help. Wes was that much reviled species known as a Christian. And it got him killed. I don't know if the perp is still alive - it was one of those stupid things where he was caught with Wes's stuff and pled out to avoid the death penalty- but it's arrogant as hell to think shooters don't know the pain of victims of gun violence. The difference being that we know what tools are.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Wait Wait Wait!

From a CBS report "39 Days":

"DAVID HOGG: On the day of the shooting, I got my camera and got on my bike and road as fast as I could three miles from my house to the school to get as much video and to get as many interviews as I could because I knew that this could not be another mass shooting."

I already thought Hogg wasn't actually a Parkland "survivor" because he was in a different building at the time and not actually in danger.  He's just been easy to wind up and send out there.  But it appears that he wasn't even on the Parkland campus that day.

I keep thinking that liberals couldn't get more dishonest.  And I keep getting proved wrong.

H/t weaselzippers.us

Monday, March 26, 2018

What to do, what to do?

So, I'm peacefully having a burger at my favorite place Saturday evening.  And folks sit nearby.  And start a whole conversation about guns that is just loud enough to allow me to quickly ascertain that they know little about guns.  Which also tells me they are liberals since facts and truth are not necessary to liberals as far as formulating an opinion.  And then some more folks come in and join them and it appears that this group was downtown for the March for Our Lives or whatever the latest "I Hate Trump" demigogery gathering was called. (Bet one whole retirement check - everybody in the group was fine with cutting up children and sucking them down a sink and is as intellectually dishonest as any other liberal who thinks the word "fetus" makes a difference.  But I digress.)

Anyway, they were very happy with the way they had changed the world that day.  While surrounded by heavily armed security.  (But again I digress.)

I was torn.  I'm trying to have a peaceful dinner while reading Bill Bryson.  Who makes me laugh out loud.  But should I butt in with corrections?  Or maybe just pat the lead fool on their shoulder as I leave and say "Honey, you are very safe here.  Much safer than Baltimore, for instance.  Because there are several people in this room who are carrying guns.  Including me."

Sunday, March 25, 2018


...this is coming to the opera house in Baltimore:

Complete with Q&A with John Cleese afterward.

My thoughts ran like this:

"I need coconut shells"

"I need a stuffed parrot" (Not part of the Grail but any Monty Python fan will recognize the reference)

And, finally: "How is it I can remember entire scenes worth of dialog from this movie but still be unclear as to what day of the week it is?"

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Just Say No

If there's anything Planned Parenthood and its supporters can teach us it's how to be screaming hypocrits.