Rolling Stones Democrats Suck Edition

(Language warning due to a few swear words.)

The Trump Boomerang strikes again. This is when Trump is attacked for something and the attack hurts the attacker(s).  The Dems went after Trump over the Ukraine and lo and behold Biden is recorded on the phone talking to the Ukraine. The prosecutor is fired even when there is no evidence. Laws have to be changed to do it. For going against the rule of law Ukraine is rewarded with a billion dollar aid package. You can’t make this up!... [Read More]


Downright Diabolical

Yesterday, while I was enjoying a cup of coffee at one of the allegedly hipster coffeehouses I frequent, the woman at the next table struck up a conversation. She and her husband had just returned from a bike ride about ten miles up the coast. I objected that the bike paths were closed by order of our scary-looking county public health official and assorted lesser authorities. I was informed that they were now open, whereupon I set off to explore.

Indeed, it was true! I was overjoyed. Everyone was delighting in a beautiful day by the beach, reveling in their new-found freedom. I was grateful to be able to resume some normal activities. Only one day before, there were orange barricades blocking entry and at many points along this path, and rent-a-cops enforcing the no-go zone. [click on photo to enlarge]... [Read More]


Wikipedia Co-founder: “Wikipedia Is Badly Biased”

Uncyclopedia logoWikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger published an article on his blog, “Wikipedia Is Badly Biased”, on 2020-05-14.  He begins by stating,

Wikipedia’s “NPOV” is dead.  The original policy long since forgotten, Wikipedia no longer has an effective neutrality policy. There is a rewritten policy, but it endorses the utterly bankrupt canard of journalistic “false balance,” which is directly contradictory to the original neutrality policy. As a result, even as journalists turn to opinion and activism, Wikipedia now touts controversial points of view on politics, religion, and science.... [Read More]


What’s Cooking at Our House

Since I’ve been laid off my afternoon job, and I’m at home with family, I’ve been taking my turn cooking several nights a week. We like variety here, so we use the Instant Pot some nights with results that are good to great. Tacos or some variation on that theme are often served. Thai food is popular, too. Here is a sampling of the menu from the last couple of months, with a bonus picture from last September. What are you cooking?

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Japanese spirit Amabie…..

Of course we didn’t hear it first from our famed moderator, but Fox News did a story on it.
Japanese spirit Amabie, a mythical mermaid monster, revived to ward off coronavirus

Amabie is a yokai that fights viruses. Read about the legend of Amabie here.... [Read More]


Walking the Walk

I compared to a lot of you walked uphill to school in only one direction. My town had one weather pattern drizzle. Sometimes it was wet drizzle. Other times it was about to drizzle. Rarely did it have white drizzle in the winter.

During grade school the daily ritual started at home. I would be sent off with provisions and a stern warning to look not only left but right when crossing the roaming areas of the cars. (I was always puzzled why after the first 500 times this warning was continue. It was like, “Don’t forget your name, son!”)... [Read More]


P. G. Goes to Wall Street

I read “Where are the Customers’ Yachts?” recently. It was a fun read and the best way to describe it is a P.G. Wodehouse view of the Street. It was filled with clever ways of thinking about the stock market. The reason I read the book was Warren Buffet recommended it. The book had a blurb by Michael Lewis among others.

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I was out this morning and saw a beautiful half moon in the sky. I wanted so much to share it with you that I went back to the house to get my cell phone.

This is what I got. Then I decided to go home and get my Canon with the 12x optical zoom. I took some pictures but they too were unsatisfying. Life is hard without (a) zoom.

I came home and looked on Bezos’ Bazaar to see what my options were. I saw a Canon Powershot with a 50x optical that said, “Buy me!” but the One-Click of Claiming didn’t happen. ... [Read More]


SpaceX Crew Dragon Docking Simulator

SpaceX have released a free Crew Dragon docking simulator which runs within your browser.  Simply click the link, read the instructions, and try your hand at it.  It’s also fun just to fly around the 3D model of the International Space Station.  The simulator is a clone of the user interface used in the actual spacecraft, and the physics of the thrusters and spacecraft are simulated.  If you’d like some tips to get started and an example of docking, here is a Scott Manley video showing how it’s done.