Friday, September 30, 2022

Great aerial visuals of yesterdays storm damage with no commentary...

 




Look around you. Is everybody fat? Depends on which State you're in...

 
Nineteen US states now have obesity rates above 35 per cent - considered an alarming threshold by officials - which is double the number in 2018. The figures, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prompted experts to describe the situation as an 'urgent epidemic'. Just one of the US' 54 states and territories - Washington D.C. - has an obesity rate of lower than 25 per cent now, compared to three in 2018. CDC acting principal deputy director Debra Houry said the new data 'illustrates the urgent need for making obesity prevention and treatment accessible to all Americans in every state and every community'.
 
If you've come to wonder why I post as much stuff as I do from this one source, it's because - believe it or not - it's a damn good news site once you get past all the Hollywood and celebrity bullshit. Read the full article here:




Some people are very good at finding the bad in anything...

 And there's nothing bad to find here,
 but they found it anyway...  


This is from a liberal rag website here in Florida. 
You know me - I couldn't be happier with the job our Governor is doing, and has done. These dooshbags actually came out and said that DeSantis is 'pro-hurricane', whatever the fuck that means. What makes people so bitter - so angry - so spiteful?  
The guy who wrote the article - this Craig Pittman (a guy I'd love to run in to in a bar after I'd had three or four beers) is another loony climate alarmist. Pittman’s article was about climate change, where he claimed that Republican politicians are largely responsible for natural disasters such as Hurricane Ian.
 

Pittman attributed Hurricane Ian to a process called ‘rapid intensification’ that is facilitated by climate change and, of course, blamed climate change occurring in Florida on DeSantis.
How do these motherfuckers sleep at night?
If you wanna see what these absolute pieces of shit think about our State and our leadership, take a look at their website. I wouldn't blame you if you skipped it:


Follow my lead here...

 


The kid finds something out during the storm...

 

 ... 

Does someone you know deserve
something a little 'special'?
This may be just the thing for her...

Click on the picture above for information on this specific item.

You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or 
your girlfriend right here: 
...  

...  




Never too much Hobbes...

 
 ... 

 ... 

 ... 

 ... 

 ... 

Does someone you know deserve
something a little 'special'?
This may be just the thing for her...

Click on the picture above for information on this specific item.

You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or 
your girlfriend right here: 
...  


The law of unintended consequences strikes again -

Especially if you're stupid - and an attorney.

Pacific Legal Foundation, a 'Libertarian public interest law firm' in California, is representing Frank Garrison of Indiana in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Miguel Cardona. 
Garrison, who works for Pacific Legal Foundation as an attorney, is on track to have his student loans forgiven, tax free, through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. He's on year 6 of monthly payments through the 10-year-plan. After 10 years, the remainder of his student loan debt would be forgiven tax-free. However, Biden's plan would automatically cancel $20,000 Garrison's debt. Indiana is one of seven states that plans to tax any debt forgiven in Biden's plan, so Garrison would owe more than $1,000 in state and local taxes.
So - if I get this straight - the guy doesn't want to get rid of $ 10,000.00 worth of debt because then he'd owe $ 1,000.00 in taxes. 
Why - that makes perfect sense to me... 




The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray...

 
Talk about a case of bad timing. Eighteen people are missing after a boat carrying Cuban migrants sank off Florida due to Hurricane Ian, further underlining the human cost of the storm.
Wind gusts blow debris across the John Ringling Causeway as Hurricane Ian churns to the south of Sarasota. Four people swam to shore after their vessel sank, hours before the hurricane made landfall in Florida.
Three more people were rescued in the water and taken to hospital with heat exhaustion and dehydration symptoms, the US coast guard said. A search and rescue effort led by the coast guard is under way. Authorities said on Thursday that they have rescued a total of nine people who were on the capsized boat.
 ... 

 ... 

Hurricane Ian unleashed 14 inches of rain and winds up to 60 mph in Orlando on Wednesday night and this morning the damage from that onslaught was clear at Universal Resort Orlando. Where I live, just 40 or so miles from there, we only got around five inches of rain and no wind gusts over 45 mph.
News reports and photos posted to social media showed many areas of the park under several feet of water, including the Incredible Hulk Coaster - the lower tracks of which are normally suspended over the park’s lagoon, but this morning they were submerged in the lagoon, which had obviously risen with the deluge.
Between Disney and Universal, the two represent over 75,000 jobs, and are vital to the economy of Orange County, Florida. Of course they're going to try to reopen as soon as possible.
 ... 

Time to start getting serious again...

 ... 

 ... 

The Biden administration scaled back eligibility for its student loan forgiveness plan Thursday, the same day six Republican-led states sued President Joe Biden in an effort to block his student loan forgiveness plan from taking effect.
 ... 

This is Pretty Boy Floyd - A notorious bank robber who 'operated' throughout the midwest in the late 1920s and early 1930s. The nation's Public Enemy No. 1 at the time had robbed two dozen banks was finally killed by Federal Agents (shot 12 times in the back) on Oct. 23, 1934.
He was, however, much loved by more than a few people. It's seems Floyd didn't really like banks and bankers much. When he robbed banks, he would often make the Banks Managers burn or destroy all of the Mortgage records they had on hand at the time. That relieved hundreds and hundreds of families from their debt obligations!
 ... 

 ... 
 
Your daily stupid history lesson...

I don't know how much of this is true or just racist bullshit that someone is spewing, but it's interesting none the less. We all know that the internet is full of bullshit, and the fact-checkers are as full of shit as anyone else. None the less, here's what I found out.
Supposedly, back in the 1700's, the European settlers here in America found out that African chiefs were kidnapping and selling slaves, so they went and bought them. Then these African men taken to the Caribbean and were put with white Irish, Scots, Welsh and English women to make slave babies. Okay - there's a fact check.
The actual value of an African slave was much higher than a white one but slave owners in the Caribbean and North American actually started training and paying the African men skilled labor jobs. These men then would buy their relatives out and even began owning slaves. There's another fact check.
Whites were refused work because of the slave industry. So these white people did what they could to get money for their families and racial tension was extremely high and it was black slaves who called white men 'peckerwoods' because they were poor, unkempt and usually homeless. 
Next time you hear the name, it was because the black slaves would say all these white men were good for was 'using their peckers'. I never knew it was a black thing, and I find it hard to believe they were referring to genitalia as that back then but what the fuck do I know. 
I've been calling people - black, white, grey, yellow, tan, whatever, color didn't matter - peckerwoods my whole life. Go figure...
 ... 

Back when entertaining the eye was at least 
as important as functionality. This is a 1942 
Wurlitzer Model 42 Victory Juke Box.
 ... 

New Yorker Magazine from 1940. Was there a climate change problem that was causing hurricanes back then also?
 ... 


 ... 

Well, they probably couldn't find a whitewall to make white 
nowadays, but it's still a pretty cool old ad.
... 

Does someone you know deserve
something a little 'special'?
This may be just the thing for her...

Click on the picture above for information on this specific item.

You can find something nice for your Mom, your wife, 
your daughter or 
your girlfriend right here: 
...  

 ... 

 ... 

I live in a very grey world I guess...
 ... 

 ... 

Boston’s mayor, Michelle Wu, has ordered no new artificial turf to be installed in city parks, making Boston the largest municipality in a small but growing number around the nation to limit use of the product because it contains dangerous chemicals.
... 

... 

... 










Looking for answers? So is she...

 

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Follow my lead. Last post today - gotta tie one on...

 

I agree completely with this - do you?

 

Kamala must be getting contact brain buzzes from Joe...

 

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris amply illustrated this Thursday when she ended her four-day trip to Asia with a journey to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the Korean Peninsula. During the stop she confused onlooks by asserting the United States has a “strong alliance” with “the Republic of North Korea.” “It is an alliance that is strong and enduring,” she added, intending to refer to the Republic of Korea, which is South Korea’s official name.
Her gaffe came barely 24-hours after President Joe Biden was himself confounded by events when he mistakenly gave a White House shoutout to Rep. Jackie Walorski - who is dead.

Click on the above picture for the original Tweet fom RNC.




For the Dems, it's damned if they do, double-damned if they don't. Flip a coin...

Democrats are disagreeing over strategy in the final weeks before the midterm elections as the party seeks to retain its slim congressional majorities.  
The battle centers on how much to link GOP candidates to former President Trump, with one side wanting to go all-in on aggressive campaigns that make the election about “Make American Great Again” ideology and the other itching to make more of a case for why Democrats’ policies should keep them in power.  
If the choices for them are between Kamala, this dweeb from Cali and Pete Judgabooty, it'll be a no brainer. Get it? No brainer...

Read the full story here:
 ... 

If you're looking for a nice, unique gift for someone special, 
take a look at the jewelry my wife makes...
 
Click on the picture for her website.
... 




Calvin is like me - he likes to be prepared for anything......

 

And they thought Trump was embarrassing? Gimme a friggin' break, man...

 

 President Joe Biden mistakenly asked whether the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind., who died in a car wreck in August, was in attendance during a speech Wednesday at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Biden thanked "all of you here," singling out Walorski and other lawmakers, for their work on hunger as he spoke about his administration's efforts to end hunger in the U.S. by 2030.
"Jackie, are you here? Where's Jackie? I didn’t think she was – she wasn’t going to be here," Biden said. Walorski and two of her congressional staff members died in August during a head-on car collision in northern Indiana. She was 58.
 



There's only one week left in the regular season...

 If any of you know where the fuck summer went,
let me know, willya? Jeez... 
 
 
The AL Central must be a pretty weak division. One week remains in the 2022 MLB regular season, and there are still five postseason spots up for grabs as teams battle to join the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Guardians, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals in the playoffs.
There are four teams vying for three wild-card spots in the American League and three teams in the running to join the Atlanta Braves in the National League wild-card race, while the NL East title is also still up in the air between the Braves and Mets.
Further down the standings, non-contenders are getting a closer look at some of their young talent while looking ahead to the 2023 season. And remember, if a team is winning, it will climb. If a team is losing, a slide is inevitable. The beauty of this exercise is that it's a fluid process, and things will continue to change.
Find the full report here:
... 

... 



Say good night, Bud...

...   Does someone you know deserve something a little 'special'? This may be just the thing for her... Click on the picture above f...