Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cold Winter's day, Groenendael style

I only put this here because I like it. 

The one thing of political concern that had my interest was the reaction to Trump's presser. I had the video running while doing something else. It did not have my full undivided attention, but sometimes it did and I heard nothing objectionable. He sounded like the Trump that I came to know by his campaign, and pretty much only by his campaign. He presented a very familiar voice, a character. 

The next day the writers at The Gateway Pundit were ecstatic while the writers at The Blaze were unimpressed and embarrassed. Other right wing sites that I check out were well pleased while other sites like Politico and throughout the comments heard an entirely different speech. They charactered the speech as incoherent and rambling and picayune narcissistic and demented without specifying which points Trump made that gain it that characterization. I saw this repeatedly. I kept looking for something specific but nothing. They sounded like people had listened to Trump for the very first time, because the speech sounded rather vintage to me. Lots of things for liberals to object, but not by the characterization given. And I didn't care. I realized we'll just have to talk right past each other because we're speaking from two separate realities. 

Aren't the dogs fun? This is why wherever you park by the side of the road, the dog thinks that's the destination. When my dogs looked a little bit car sick, mouth foam and nervousness, then I know it's time to look for a place to pull over. It could be anything, anywhere, a park, garbage bins, anything, and the dog thinks this is the whole point. I like that they get a stick from their environment and that's their toy.

The Mayo Clinic's first face transplant

Via Reddit...

Mel Brook's That Face for The Producers...

And here is another face full of memories for Trooper...

"Liberal voters warn Democratic officials: resist Trump or be replaced"

Via Reddit: “Our message to Democrats is simple: fight Trump or we’ll find someone who will,” said Waleed Shahid, a co-founder of the progressive group All of Us and a former organizer with the Bernie Sanders campaign. This week, the group launched the political action committee We Will Replace You, the latest in a series of projects to warn Democrats that failures to oppose Trump’s agenda will have consequences.

The group argues that Democrats need exercise the little political power they still have. The activists have a long list of demands: votes against “all Trump appointees”, opposing his supreme court nominee, using congressional procedures to “bring all business to a crawl to block Trump’s agenda and demand Steve Bannon be fired”. Elected officials, they say, should “publicly support impeachment if Trump is found to have broken the law or violated the constitution”.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

"North Korea Assassination Suspect Thought She Was Participating in a TV Prank"

Via Reddit:  A suspect in the killing of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, who died in a shopping concourse at the Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday, reportedly thought she was participating in a television prank, not an international assassination.

Indonesia's national police chief Tito Karnavian said that the suspect, Siti Aisyah, 25, was paid to commit what she thought were a series of pranks, involving convincing strangers to close their eyes so she could then spray them with water, the Guardian reports.

“Such an action was done three or four times and they were given a few dollars for it, and with the last target, Kim Jong-nam, allegedly there were dangerous materials in the sprayer,” Karnavian said. “She was not aware that it was an assassination attempt by alleged foreign agents.”

There may be a way to delete bad memories from your mind

Via Drudge:  In news that will be particularly good for England football fans, experts have developed a way to delete unwanted memories from the brain.
The process mirrors the storyline in the hit movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind although it fails to bring happiness to Jim Carrey’s character.
University of Toronto experts have discovered that although there are millions of brain cells in the brain, only a handful are linked to bad memories.
And in groundbreaking studies on mice, they were able to pinpoint those brain cells associated with “fear or threat” memories - and delete them.
Crucially, the researchers found they could wipe away single, specific memories while leaving other memories intact.
The next step will be testing the treatment in people.
Elsewhere in the cosmos, it turns out bad memories are good for you...

Friday, February 17, 2017

More News that the Mainstream Media has no time for.....hat tip to the great Don Surber

A Chemical factory in Watertown upstate New York has been on strike. It was an old GE plant that was taken over by a hedge fund run by Steve Schwarzman who was named as his new jobs czar. The workers were on strike for various benefits and give backs. President Trump stepped in or at least told his guys to figure it out. They negotiated. They made a deal. The union signed a contract. They went back to work.

"Many of the strikers said they voted for President Trump off his campaign promise to make America great again. Some called on him to intervene.
“Trump promised to help America, to get us good jobs. Well here we are, fighting for our good jobs,” striker Carmine Cervini, 61, told The News last week.
Workers’ hopes of the President intervening faded when it was revealed that the man Trump tapped as his jobs czar, private equity billionaire Stephen Schwarzman, had until recently been a part owner of the Momentive plant. "

Instead they made a deal. As Mr. Surber said President Trump passed the test. He put American jobs first. His people helped make a deal that worked for both management and labor. Just like he did with the Coal miners yesterday. Something else people like Chuck Todd and Jake-Off Tapper ignored. American jobs for American workers. American manufacturing in displaced areas like upstate New York and Kentucky and West Virgina. Trumpland. Not NYC or LA. Places that the media have never been and want to disappear. Places that the Conservative Establishment Media like NRO want to die out and go away. Places that Megyn Kelly and Steven Colbert and JLo and Meryl Streep spit at and laugh at.

You will not see this reported on CNN. Instead they will make videos mocking President Trump and saying he is ranting and raving. Which is fine. Because he is winning. You have heard of  the "Death of a Thousand Cuts?" This is the birth of a win by a thousand sucesses. One factory. One job at a time.

I am starting to get worried.

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes@NBCNews@ABC@CBS@CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!

The President is starting to channel me.

He is tweeting stuff I say all the time. The press is the enemy of the American People. The next you know he is going to tweet "The only thing worse than a journalist is a lawyer." Or maybe he can tweet "Boston Sucks."

 It's getting weird. Just sayn'

Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!


Professional wrestler George "The Animal" Steele died at age 79, the WWE said in a statement.
Steele, whose real name is William James Myers was one of the WWE's most wild and outrageous stars.
Known for his green tongue and hairy chest, "The Animal" received a master's degree from Central Michigan University and was a high school teacher and wrestling coach in Michigan.
While he was teaching, he began to book gigs in the pro-wrestling world. His first WWE appearance was in 1967 when he began his rivalry against WWE champ Bruno Sammartino.
Famous for chewing the turnbuckle, "The Animal" was a yuge fan of Donald Trump and was in his corner during the famous match between the future President and Vince McMahon. He had recently been in contact with his old friend and was in negotiations to become his National Security Advisor. It was thought if he ripped out the seat cushions and started chewing the contents he would serve to intimidate Putin and the North Koreans.
The WWE Hall of Famer continued to make wrestling appearances through the 2000s.
He is survived by his wife Pat, their two sons Dennis and Randy and his favorite his daughter, Felicia. In fact his last words were directed to her when he said "Bye Felicia."

"Now HALF of families text each other in the same house" Experts say tech craze could have a 'catastrophic' effect on family life

It’s not the only way mobiles get in the way of family time at home.

In a third of households, people use their mobiles during their mealtimes.

More than four in ten parents complain their children have ignored them at the table because they were so distracted by their phones. In fact, tablets and mobiles are so prevalent at home, they are also depriving us of rest.

A quarter of the 2,800 adults surveyed by Aviva admitted at least one person in their household was losing sleep because they were staying up too late on their phone, and one in five said that there was someone at home who just couldn’t ‘switch off’.

Via Drudge

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The press conference was fun..... but this is the real business of government.

President Trump had a press conference today where he bitch slapped the media. He called on all the whining press who were bitching that he didn't call on them. He answered everything. He will out last them in the end because they are lazy scum.

I heard someone on the radio say that this was the sort of crazy stuff that happens in the House of Commons during question time. Only this time it is the President vs the real opposition party....the press.

In the meantime President Trump is signing legislation and issuing orders and erasing burdensome regulations and the Democrats and the media are powerless to stop him. Contrast the blow dried scum bags in the press with the honest working men who were pathetically grateful to the man who is keeping his promises. Who is saving their jobs. Their industry. Our electrical grid. This is the real substance that happened today. Not the fake news about Russia. Not the nonsense about not calling on the mainstream media every time he takes a questions.

Real Americans. Real jobs. Real industries. Real accomplishments.

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The wife has set up a new blog. It is sort of what Chip does. Mostly about food and fashion and stuff like that. No politics. I have nothing to do with except as a follower.

Please check it out. Follow it if you can. Leave a comment or two.  Its called "All About Lisa D."


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