AOTW 8-5-2022

President * gets another award. Twice vaxxed and twice boosted he has the Flu Manchu yet again. Didn’t he just have it two weeks ago? Then he has to take a jab at Trump. When Trump had it he had to go to the hospital. Not *. He’s tougher. Just ask Corn Pop. What a putz. Trump had the first iteration of the Kung Flu. It has now mutated into nothing worse than the seasonal flu. I think I had it earlier this year. It was either that or the regular flu. Three days of fever and chills. Then six weeks of a hacking cough. I’m not vaxxed and I have no intention of being a guinea pig for it.

FJB! LGB!

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Nine Years

I got me a big ol’ schadenboner. Why? Brittney Griner just got sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony. I wonder where the penal colony is? Maybe Siberia. I hear it’s nice in the winter. And she doesn’t have to worry about getting prison tattoos since she’s already covered in tatts. She’ll fit right in. Better start learning some Russian.

Of course, there is no way that she’ll serve nine years. We’ll exchange a Russian prisoner or two for her. Speculation is it will be a Russian arms dealer that we have in prison. Yeah. That’s a good trade. A Russian arms dealer for someone who hates her country.

She bitched that she was not apprised of her rights. Brittney, this is Russia. You’re an American. You have no rights in Russia.

I vacationed in Russia back in the 90’s. Took a riverboat from Moscow through rivers, lakes, and canals to St. Petersburg. Had a good time. Liked the people but was appalled at what Communism had done to the country. I’m appalled at what the Dimocrats are doing to this country. Russia has political prisoners and we do too. It is disgusting what is being done to the Jan 6 prisoners and the Republicans are not doing anything about it.

As I have written many times, we are heading towards a socialist dictatorship. We are witnessing the beginnings of it now. We have a state controlled media just like they have in Russia. We have political prisoners just like they have in Russia.

When Griner returns to the country she hates, she will be returning to a country just like the one she was imprisoned in.

Maybe when the rat bastard commies take over they can replace our national anthem with the Russian national anthem. Maybe Griner will stand for that one.

Ronsday – State Of Fear

Way back when Michael Chrichton wrote a novel called State Of Fear about the global warming climate change hoax. Spoiler alert: One of the best parts was when a Ted Danson character was eaten alive by cannibals. I laughed my ass off. Anyhoo, the gummint has tried to keep us in a state of fear to grow larger and more intrusive. And it’s not just the rat bastard commie Dimocrats. Nixon gave us the EPA and Bush 43 gave us the Department of Homeland Security. We already had one of those. It was called the Defense Department. It was supposed to be in charge of protecting the country. The FBI has been weaponized by the Dimocrats and used against innocent American citizens as has other gummint agencies. Thanks Obungler and thank you America for wanting to elect the first black president.

Ron has a few thoughts on this.

When I was in my 20s, government warned us that oil would be all gone in 10 years.

When I was in my 30s, scientists were predicting an ice age in 10 years.

When I was in my 40s, acid rain was going to ruin all farmland and kill all crops in 10 years.

When I was in my 50s, the fear was that the ozone layer would disappear in 10 years.

When I hit my 60s, everyone was convinced that the icecaps would be gone in 10 years.

In my 70s, entire island nations and major cities would be under water in 10 years.

Now I’m in my 80s, and no matter what they do, ever’body’s gonna get the Chinese gleep.

The only constant during that entire period of 60 years was a steady increase in gummint growth & taxes.

So far, just like the warnings about a zombie apocalypse, every prediction about global warming and the end of the world has been wrong. And wishful thinking, unicorns, wind farms, and Teslas aren’t going to fix anything.

The climatards, such as Pope Algore, Jacques Querrie, and AOC, have convinced themselves that the sun’s effect on the planet’s weather can be controlled by destroying industry and paying CO2 taxes to governments. Problem with that is they’ve managed to convince the President of the United States to agree with them.

The most advanced, sophisticated, and powerful governments on the planet were unable to keep the Chinese gleep from getting out of control or the monkeypox from getting out of Africa, but if you listen to them, you’ll hear that they CAN control the planet’s weather if we pay more taxes to them.

Here’s an inconvenient truth about shifting to “green” power and abandoning fossil fuels:

An electric car’s battery (a Tesla’s, for example) is made of 25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds of cobalt, and hundreds of pounds of copper, aluminum, steel, and plastic. Average weight is 750-1,000 pounds of minerals that had to be mined and processed into a battery that merely stores electricity . . . .

And 70% of that electricity is produced by burning oil, gas, or coal (only a tiny fraction comes from wind and solar). Most of the rest of it is generated by hydroelectric or nuclear stations. That is the truth about the lie of “green” energy.

There’s nothing green about the green new deal.

And here’s another inconvenient truth about our leadership:

Taiwan is the world’s numero uno computer chip maker. The PRC considers the island a runaway province of mainland China. The US has no formalized mutual defense apparatus with Taiwan, and the US is not ready politically or militarily to defend the place against a ChiCom takeover. Imagine what happens to the US if Xi gets control of Taiwan’s industries.

No one, not even Mexico, fears the Biden administration or how it might respond to economic or military aggression against the US or any other country. According to Joe, America is a nation that can be defined in a single word – – “Asfutmsifwffutsch.”

The real question about Biden is whether he was more confused and indecisive BEFORE the bike crash or after it. As a Murkan citizen, Joe has the right to be as stupid as he likes, but sometimes he tends to abuse the privilege.

No matter what Biden or any of his “experts” tell us, this nation’s economy is in a recession, and its leadership is in denial. Not satisfied with destroying national security, Basement Joe snapped the supply chain and tossed a grenade into the fossil fuel industry which doubled gasoline prices. The only positive things about Joe Biden are his gleep test and his inflation rates.

It’s as if Joe & Ho took the oath of office with their hands on the flush handle. And what’s so alarming about it all is that he told us that’s what he would do to fossil fuels.

So, yesterday I had all the symptoms of a standard summer cold. Not much change this mornin, either. Slept O.K., but feel kinda washed out, stuffy head and still coughin. Ate a nice blueberry bagle, toasted and properly smeared with butter. I could smell that AND the coffee, and don’t feel feverish or headachy, just tired.

We’ll see. Gonna avoid gettin all sweaty today and make sure I eat a lotta healthful stuff, like sinigang broth and chicken soup. I think what I REALLY need is a YUGE double cheeseburger, a fountain Pepsi on cracked ice, a classic banana split, and a nap.

And I really don’t b’lieve someone with the sinogleep would be thinkin that way.

Joke Of The Week

Another one I should have posted during Pride month.

A queer dude wasn’t feeling well so he went to his doctor for a checkup and tests. The doctor calls him a week later and sez, “I’ve got some bad news. You’ve got AIDS and Monkey Pox. I’m going to put you on a strict diet. You can only eat baked beans, White Castle hamburgers, Mexican food, and prunes.”

“Will that cure me?”

“No. It will show you what your asshole is for.”

And a bonus.

DIE

I retired from IBM back in 2004. I hired on in 1973. Every year we would have a meeting on Affirmative Action and Equal Employment. Of course, this was just institutionalized racism. Basically it meant that we would hire Africans whether they were qualified or not. Fortunately, since we had aptitude tests back in 1973, most of them were qualified as customer engineers. But we didn’t have enough Africans in management positions. Turns out the Peter Principle works with Africans as well, even more so. I saw some really shitty African managers in my career.

Turns out aptitude tests were racist, so IBM abolished them around 1978 so now they could hire unqualified Africans only to see them flunk out of the technical schools. I’m sure that was racist.

We still had our Affirmative Action and EE meetings every year to explain why we had to hire unqualified Africans.

Then in the 90’s, everything changed. No longer was it Affirmative Action and EE, it was now Diversity (All Hail Diversity!). We had to attend this big town hall meeting to ram down our throats explain the importance of Diversity (All Hail Diversity!). Naturally, the two important speakers were Africans and one of them was the newly created VP of Diversity (All Hail Diversity!).

We were told that people like to buy stuff from people who look like themselves so therefore we needed to hire more Africans (and women, Hispanics and gays). Those last three were like an afterthought but they were in there as well. In fact, at the tables in the back there were handouts with information on gay organizations.

I didn’t think anything about it. We had a gay dude in our group. We all knew it and didn’t give a damn. As long as he did his job none of us cared about his sexual orientation. He didn’t promote it either. He was queer. We didn’t care.

The same went for the black dudes. They were black we didn’t care.

So now Affirmative Action and EE was replaced by Diversity (All Hail Diversity!). We all had to attend a two day workshop on Diversity (All Hail Diversity!) to ram it down our throats. I wrote about it at the time. Then every year we had to have a booster meeting to make sure the Diversity (All Hail Diversity!) vaccine was effective. Hint: Just like the Kung Flu vaccine it wasn’t. It was all bullshit.

I feel sorry for the people working for IBM now. You now prolly have to attend a Diversity(All Hail Diversity!), Inclusion, and Equity (DIE) workshop. And I’ll be willing to bet that there is a big dose of Critical Race Theory thrown in for as we all know, all people are equal except for white people who are a bunch of racist oppressors.

I’m so glad I’m retired and don’t have to put up with this bullshit. Diversity (All Hail Diversity!) was bad enough.

Are there any IBM’ers reading this who can tell me if I’m right about DIE training at IBM?

Sunday Metal 7-31-2022

Still doing my pre-metal stuff. Back in 1970, after I got out of the Navy and was attending my freshman year of college in English Comp 101 I was assigned to write a paper classifying sumpin’. I classified the four phases of music the Beatles went through as they progressed through their career: pop, mystic (the stuff with the Indian influence with the sitars), psychedelic, and heavy rock. IIRC, Sgt. Pepper’s was the start of the psychedelic phase. I do remember that I got an A on the paper. Comp 101 and Comp 102 were easy courses. It only took two papers to find out what the teacher liked. After that I wrote for him or her. Got A’s in both courses.

Anyhoo, Sgt. Pepper’s.