sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Monday, January 20, 2020

Monday Madness

MEXIT - Another View

Britain has resumed the tradition of sending outcasts to the colonies. Her Royal Highness is playing a clever game by dumping the lazy wastrels (weak DNA) outside of the Island.
LONDON – British Parliament has passed a law that will resume the practice of sending its criminals, debtors, society’s rejects, and Harry to the colonies by penal shipment or banishment. 
The law, which was given Royal Assent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, coincides with the imminent arrival of Prince of Sussex to the Dominion of Canada where he will now reside. 
Canadians expressed a mix of disappointment and resentment that the country will be used as a dumping ground for outcasts.

“Couldn’t New Zealand take him?” said a Vancouver Island resident opposed to the Prince’s relocation. “What about the Falklands Islands? Couldn’t he be some sort of useless viceroy position there instead?” 
Pickpockets, orphans, and members of the Royal Family unfortunate enough to be the second or third born in a primogeniture succession system will be cast out of Great Britain immediately without any recourse.
The Power of Her Pen

More on Pelosi from the Bee 

(link) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nancy Pelosi has announced a new creative fundraiser for Dems in 2020: auctioning off limited-edition replicas of the dentures she wore during Trump's impeachment.
It's a way to show your support for the donkeys, and you get the gift as well.


Sunday, January 19, 2020

A Dating Site?

We know that the President speaks the truth...

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Weekend Update


Let me put it this way (trying to be kind to the extent that it's possible). 

You can be a fat, slovenly, oaf with a moderately low IQ and still be able to get laid in North Korea. Then again, you can also be Harvey Weinstein, who is sort of the Kim Jong Un of Hollywood. It gives hope to all the men out there.

And there you have it.

Cat Got Your Tongue?

I didn't watch the Democrat debate because frankly, I don't care what they have to say. But I did watch the highlights, and this was what I hoped that Bernie would have said:

I think that Thin Lizzy has shot her bolt and now there's nothing much left to say about her. She's going down to defeat to the other communist running for the presidency.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Handy Edges

What's on your Desktop?

That may be a personal question so don't take it wrong. I normally don't keep a loaded firearm on top of my desk. There is a rifle at the side of my desk (no photo), and normally I keep a kukri there, but I also keep little Jenny Wren on the desktop.

The little hatchet is only 11" long and the head is triangular and razor sharp on all three sides. When I write that it's sharp, it is VERY sharp.  And when grandkids visit, she is stashed away because they'd likely kill themselves with it by opening an artery. 

Where most tomahawks have the cutting edge and a sharp beard edge, this little beast will slice in any direction with equal enthusiasm.

It's made by RJM Forge and I have no idea what they cost now. I've had this blade for quite a while.

Checking In


First of all, I am on record for not enjoying training conferences by in large. I'm also not a fan of Laughin, Nevada mainly because it's a run down city on the other side of the Colorado River from Arizona. However, I have bandwidth for the computer (quite a change from the status quo at the White Wolf Mine). 

Sometimes I wonder why I volunteer to do things like this.

There are a lot of people at this conference whose identities are completely wrapped up with their service in rural fire districts. Lots of ego. Lots of fire logo stickers on four wheel drive pick ups in the lot. And part of me is glad that they derive such pleasure from self-identification in the way that they do. They'd run through a burning building to rescue me...maybe. Maybe not if they knew that it was "me"...

But yeah, the conference is a bit boring.

The New Sig

Because you can't have enough toys.  I'd really like to have one, but could I afford to shoot it? The answer is that I'd end up selling almost all of my other toys if I had to, just to buy ammo to feed this bad boy. We need to open up the laws in Arizona... Nothing says love like an MG338. Share with those you love that this would be THE PERFECT Valentine's Day gift.

Thought of the Day

I was thinking about stellar black holes. They (and dark matter) are the glue that holds galaxies and star clusters together. And if you're not quite familiar with how they work, this may not make a lot of sense to you. Memory is like an event horizon. What is caught in it is gone - but it's always there. Until you get old and then there is no telling...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Modern Predictions

A New Progressive Political Party?

It's arguable, and can be demonstrated because of the Democrat super delegates, that the 2016 nomination was stolen from Bernie Sanders (and his bro's). Now in 2020, there is a concerted effort underway in the Democrat party to deny him the nomination again. The Party prefers corrupt, old, Slow Joe Biden because he's not a communist. However there are a lot of communists who find themselves in the ranks of the Democrat Party.

It may be that the progressive wing of the Democrat Party forms their own National Socialist Worker's Party for the likes of Bernie and Liz (who have had a falling out not unlike Adolph Hitler and  Ernst Röhm, who didn't survive the push and shove with Adolph). Having a new brand might make the Party more appealing to those who find the corrupt, old, senile Biden a bit difficult to take.

Rather than budget for a new logo, they could simply use the one adopted by Obama, for arm bands, a flag and such. Maybe they'd want to put a hammer and sickle in the middle of the O? I can't really suggest anything that is nearly as 'woke' as that.


Will Harry and Meagan go into the illegal narcotics business? There are a couple of advantages for the talentless couple, who lack any skill set that an employer may want. (1) They have diplomatic immunity and can't be prosecuted; (2) They have an insatiable need for money and large scale drug smuggling will scratch that itch; (3) It doesn't require much talent; (4) They could come up with their own branding for fentanyl that would make it seem more fashionable; (5) The couple could turn to Meagan's Hollywood friends for an immediate market; (6) Canada has pledged $850K for their security. I don't know what Cartel leaders need to pay, but Canada is definitely underwriting their overhead.

Cooperating with China

CHINA TRADE DEAL  (part one)

You can read the entire 94 pages of the trade deal on the Fox News website.  There are a number of people including me, who feel that the Chinese will cheat since they've been doing that with every agreement that the US has signed with them. If that turns out to be the case, there will be no part two and trade sanctions will follow.

I know that some of this blog's readers would rather get into a nuclear exchange to find out who is left standing when it comes to US/China relations. You have the right to your opinion. However, there are others (many of whom live in targeted cities on both sides of the pond) who feel differently. Having traveled to China, having dealt with the Chinese government(s) at some level, having done business with companies in China and having met with many Chinese people, I think that we can all get along.

Part of the problem with the calculus is that we've had crooked American politicians - Creepy old Slow Joe Biden and his criminal son, Hunter, come to mind. They take billion dollar bribes and end up selling this country down the river. You could blame China. I feel that Creepy old Vice President Joe is to blame. Of course, there are a lot of cronies and the mainstream media that will run top cover for him because they have filthy hands too.

Anyway, it's a new world and we have a trade deal. Hopefully there is a way forward.

China's economy has taken a lot of hits from the US under President Trump, they have a disaster in Hong Kong and Taiwan is flipping them the middle finger. They want the deal so that they have predictability. So do people in the US who do business with them.