Sunday, June 30, 2019

Senior Citizen plays piano

Then something happens.

Greg Gutfeld 6/29/19

Trump speaks to servicemen at Osan Air Base

Osan AB is located in Pyeongtaek South Korea.

After the introductions it's an interesting speech. He really knows how to speak to service people.

Emmy tries Mi Goreng Instant Noodles

This type of ramen is different because it's not a soup and it comes with additional flavorings. It's designed to be used with something else like your own vegetables or some kind of protein, possibly an egg.

It's rated highly on Amazon and elsewhere in lists of favorites. Duckduckgo [best ramen noodles in the United States]

I really liked Umakacchan Variety pack and already finished all 10 packages. There didn't seem very much difference between flavors. So this new one is a whole different thing. I'm imagining I can make it a soup if I want to by using all the flavor ingredients at once or adding a few more. This time thirty packages come all at once. All the same thing, not a variety. I figure I can change the flavor myself if I want.

President Trump's astounding historic visit to North Korea

This is nothing less than President Donald Trump freeing the hostage Kim Jong-un of North Korea from the iron grip of China. Trump did this by defeating China in an economic war.

If you will recall, Trump started this by calling Kim, "Rocket Man" and by being blusterous about American power. And also by either observing or causing their test mountains to cave in killing their researchers. And by creating and maintaining incredibly difficult sanctions.

And through all that, beyond what all previous United States presidents were capable, Trump understood the hostage situation with China and saw the human being Kim behind all the bluster and understood the potential for this technical/economic void apart from its aggressive nuclear program and separated as hostage from China.

This brief visit is truly historic.

Trump and Kim met and shook hands over the concrete slab that forms the military demarcation line between North and South Korea. Speaking English, Kim said, "Good to see you again, I never expected to see you at this place."

President Trump crossed the demarcation line becoming the first sitting United States president to ever step into North Korea. Then he walked a few meters into North Korea with Kim. "Good progress, good progress" Trump said, as the two walked back to the South.

When asked later to recount their first words when they approached the North/South line, President Trump said that he asked Kim if he would like Trump to come across and Kim said he would be honored. Trump said it was his honor to do it. 

The two crossed into South Korea and spoke to media then greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in who was smiling broadly and then they went into the Freedom House for bilateral discussions and talked for an hour.  While Moon Jae-in went into a separate room. President Trump's staff also left leaving the two alone. The initial reactions from Asian media were stunning.

Many more videos available: 

Ohio Nursing Home

Millie, 94-years-old goes down a Slip and Slide with the help of a nurse, therapist and another staff member as part of the Senior Health and Wellness Day event. Thirty of the facility's 98 residents participated. The youngest is 62.

That means 68 residents were bumming out.

So it's not just Millie although the video makes it look that way.


Oh man. Now I'm bummed out about those 68 residents who didn't join them. 

They're probably too old to have fun.

"Hey, Mr. Palmeter, do you want to go outside and do the Slip and Slide?"


"Do you want to go outside and do the Slip and Slide?"


"Do you want to go outside and do the Slip and Slide?"


"Do you want to go outside and do the Slip and Slide?"


"Outside. Slip and Slide."


"Slip and Slide"


"Forget it!"

     "Fine. I thought so." 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Morandi Bridge, Genoa, controlled explosion

Trump indulges reporters before leaving Japan

It goes on for quite awhile and covers everything in their pretty little heads.

Skip to the point where Trump enters.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Zack Pinsent, period clothing

Pinsent is featured on Daily Where comments are mostly good. Seen on Instapundit where comments are 100% good. So here is your chance to tear him apart.

Zack is twenty-five years old and he's been into period clothing since he was fourteen. The Daily Mail article says he owned one pair of blue jeans but burned them.

Probably because blue jeans are American. There are blue jeans in his period  that are 100% cotton. His focus is Europe not the United States, and puffery, not gold mining.

The Daily Mail article is good but it doesn't capture his personality. That's where you can see the most clothing. This video is good but he is presenting and again a bit stilted.

The following video shows his personality the best.

Nearly 40 kilos of cocaine found on military plane travelling along with President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil

It was a separate plane, part of a group that landed in Seville, Spain before heading to the G20 in Osaka, Japan.

Spanish police said cocaine was found in suitcases amounting to approximately thirty-nine kilograms. At the time President Jair Bolsonaro was aboard a different plane traveling ahead of the plane with the cocaine.

The officer suspected of carrying the drugs was expected to join the president's plane after the stopover in Spain. The suspect is being held without bail in Spain.

Story at Global News. ca. where commenters take issue with how the story is presented.

Bean sprouts

Finally. After the third planting. Our spring was cold all the way past summer solstice then boom hot as can be and that's when the seeds could finally germinate outside.

Before that they just pffft rotted away.

And that's such a bummer!

It makes everything late. So here we go. It's on.

The seeds were planted in every pot along the railing, except one, but just a single row in the back of each pot allowing the rest of each pot for some other things.

The other things that were planted were all misgiven and gangly if they survived. Most of them did not. Since they languished so long inside from peat pellets, little bundles of peat. They grew toward the light so their stems are all too long and misshapen. They all look like poo. Honestly if they survive it will be a miracle.

But now they're all in outstanding soil. Their light is half what is optimal. We'll see how well they survive. Most are gangly and elongated and misshapen for being inside under poor conditions.

Live and learn. No more of those peat pellets. It will be cups for now on and started later.

The long beans were separate. They were planted as little beans just now, just less than a week ago. Finally this last round started to pop up.

When they all show up they will form a wall crawling up the vertical railing. When they reach the top then it will be chaos intertwining with what is already up there, going over and past each other along the railing reaching outward, reaching inward, and making a huge mess.

I have bamboo sticks that I can attach to the upright railing but I doubt that I'll use them. I'm not sure yet. I think that I'll just let it be a huge mess. But maybe if they do grow well I might attach the sticks so they go higher than the baskets in front of them on the outside.

The beans themselves are dark red and can reach over eighteen inches but that's under ideal light. We'll see how this goes.


I'm looking for a shirt for a difficult friend. He spends more on shirts than I possibly could. So there's that. It must be something he wouldn't think of himself but something he'd wear if given him. He is extremely particular. I figure a summer shirt is sort of a throw away thing anyway. It's not so important as a dress shirt.

I do know one of his favorite ties was a Hermes that I've only seen once. It was standard dark blue with diagonal lines and with tiny repeated blue/red/white pattern of Napoleon just standing there. But instead of his hand shoved into his shirt as they did, his hand is shoved into his pants. And you have to look very closely to see it or else all that you see is a tiny repeated Napoleon. And he wore that to work quite a lot because the overall look was standard club tie.

And I do know a favorite shirt of his is dark with repeated paisley pattern. It's a very rich looking complex shirt although only short sleeve. I've seen him wear that same shirt a few times.

I see this person only once a year at most. He is aging and extremely isolated. He no longer does all things he once did. Second guessing him is nearly impossible. But I did manage to pull this off last year and I'd like to repeat it this year.

He is Scandinavian. Pale skin and light brown hair now mostly gray. He looks a bit like Edward Kennedy but paler.

I know, right?

With teeth that spread outward like a fan. Just a bit.

I noticed a bunch of men modeling on Zappos, I think, and they all looked bogus and absurd in light colored shirts. Except one wearing a dark shirt. He was the least model-like, the messiest guy, unshaven, a total mess, but his dark shirt stood out among all of the rest in a group. So I bought the dark shirt. And that worked. Later when I went over there he was all, "I'm wearing your shirt" and I was all, pfft, eh. But it worked. He pointed out the length worked and the pattern worked. He liked it. And he wore it.

But now I'm thinking a light shirt for summer. Maybe white. And I still want an unusual pattern. Not a regular pattern. I saw one that is excellent but there is only one size XXL and that's just too big. Too bad. It's a light colored shirt with print of skaters falling all over the place. But you have to look closely to see them.

That would have been perfect.

Too bad.

I looked at thousands of shirts at Nordstrom's Rack. They have ridiculously marked up shirts reduced to regular cost. And they are all very good shirts. You can narrow down the search to patterns, short sleeve, mens, etc. Their results are a bit repeat-y. You can buy shirts originally over $100.00 for much less. They're all over the board. But so far I haven't gone wrong even once.

More of this sort of thing.

Trump with Putin at G20 in Osaka

Our American press mock themselves.

It's difficult to make out amid all the chatter, blather, yelling, howling, screeching, bellowing and shrieking all at once, such is American press decorum, but one of them shrills, "Will you tell Putin not to meddle in 2020 elections?"

What a bunch of dopes. Odd they show so little concern for Google meddling, Twitter meddling, Instagram meddling, PayPal meddling, Vimeo meddling and many others. Far more dangerous, but Russia is a bug so far up their butts clawing away they can't help themselves.

Trump answers, "Of course I will." He turns to Putin and says, "Don't meddle in the election."

Putin is amused. His regard for the press is the same as Trump's regard for the press.

Watercolor rose

It's like writing. In that fer'ner way. Brushwork.


(Eng. sub if you want words)

Thursday, June 27, 2019

How President Trump should treat the Press

"Wu feed him to the pigs."

Keep the faith Mr. President

I am very pleased to see that the God Emperor is keeping faith with his campaign promises and keeping out of more endless wars in the Middle East. Yes the Deep State and the freckless Fake News Media is banging the drum for war after the drone was shot down by the mullahs. They even loaded up for bear and were ready to bring the hammer down. But the President looked at it and said why kill 150 people for the sake of a drone. Yes it costs money. So he upped the sanctions on the personal accounts of the courrpt elite of Iran and didn't touch off a war the way they wanted him to do.

Now the situation has really changed. We don't care about the free flow of oil through the Straights of Hormuz. You see we don't need the oil anymore. We are a net supplier of oil. Anybody that needs it can buy it from us. Let the Japs or the Chinks go to war to protect those oil tankers. It ain't our problem anymore.

Bolton and the rest of the neocons in and out of the White House can bitch and moan all they want.

We are putting America First.

Whose your Dada!

So nice of you to visit me here in Scotland. I only wish my good friend Donald Trump could have stopped by when he was in the neighborhood. But the dirty English would not let him visit any of his golf courses so we didn't get a chance to say hello.

I wanted to ask him to do me a favor. I want him to check on my only son. My beloved boy. My David Ortiz. He seem to be in trouble all the time these days.

Trump increases Carpe Donktum's views by sixty-one million

At least. Trump has 61 million followers. His tweets get passed around like here. Carpe Donktum is a satirist on YouTube. Trump tweeted Carpe Donktum a couple of times.

Man, that would be fun. Most fun president of my lifetime.

Chow mein

Causes eye floaters.

London is a potty-hole

I changed the title a little bit. The video is along the lines of the San Francisco video and the Los Angeles video. Except worse.

Watson is a fer'ner person who speaks a language very similar to English.

Beth Chapman

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Amadeus clip

The fat guy is a favorite because he likes Mozart but cannot show it because of the others. 

And the irony is Tom Hulce eventually grew as big. He just let himself go.

Peter Green stops a fight between two women

While a policeman is standing right there watching. Then Green chastises the policeman for not intervening.

Trump with Maria Bartiromo

He's all yakitty-yak-yak and she's all interrupt, interrupt, intrrupt.

He talks about"
* Mostly China and trade and tariffs and security
* Stock market
* The world, Japan, NATO, Europe, Germany
* Economy
* Federal Reserve
* Regulations

We  heard it all before because we're paying attention. But perhaps you didn't.

But perhaps you did.

In that case then here's the crossword I did while he was yakking and she was interrupting.

It's NYT Monday July 2006 by Randall Hartman. Monday means that it's easy.

It doesn't have a title so we don't have that as a clue.

The thematic questions are all two names of actors, and ew I hate Hollywood clues. Just hate 'em. Their answers all  lend themselves to cute-sy contrived phrases based on real phrases: 


It's another of the type puzzle where you can just fill in all the theme entries and win. Everything else is just mortar. 

But Trump was really yakking away so what the heck, fill it in. 

Care to hear something even more s-t-e-e-e-w pud? 

I'm expecting a call from a specialist so I'm keeping my phone near me. 

But my schedule is also upside down again and I was busy yesterday doing gardening for hours and boy are my muscles sore. I sat on the sofa and fell asleep. 

The phone rang. I must get this. The phone is near I can hear it muffled, it's under something, I'm lifting things all around me, blanket, pillow, papers, but I cannot find it. The ringing stops. I keep looking. I need to check messages.

Knock at the door.

I get up and feel the weight of the phone in my pocket. 

Now, that's just f'k'n stew-pud. 

It was the Amazon guy who called. He penetrated our impenetrable fortress without my help and left a package at the door because I take so long to get up and walk thirty feet. He was already back at the elevator when I got to the front door.

"THANK YOU." I yell because I don't care.

     "Have a nice day."

(He left a little phone charger)

Million-layer puff pastry

It's an experiment.

There is a fairly long ad in the middle you can skip past.

Lesson on Manners

There is another very similar 22 second video that's a bit less dynamic.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Stephanie Grisham chosen to replace Sarah Sanders as White House Press Secretary

Grisham was Melania Trump's spokeswoman. She will also fill the White House communications director position vacated by Bill shine who moved to advise Trump's reelection campaign.

Cement vs concrete vs mortar.

Oh Man, this whole time I thought Portland cement was named after Portland Oregon because the first time I heard of it was in Vancouver. 

Not so. It was invented by a guy in Britain, Joseph Aspdin, in early 19th century and developed further by his son mid 19th century. Wikipedia.

Elsewhere in comments some guy said "... and they (China) even invented it (cement)!" He was talking about China needing the United States to build a cement factory for a large concrete project because at the time they didn't have one. That didn't sound right because I saw on t.v. a show about the Romans discovering a way of combining lava rock and sea water to produce a concrete that cured underwater. And that changed everything. They could build piers and docks in ports where that was previously impossible. 

I responded with a link to this page: The History of Concrete, and that link has received a number of "likes." That made me think you might like it too. The history goes back a lot longer than you might think. But that's concrete by expanded definition.

A l-o-o-o-n-g time ago I was watching Tom Baker era Dr Who with traveling companion Romana II. She was such a snappy wit. Dr Who asked Romana if she knows the difference between cement and concrete and without pause (because it was in her script) she answered something like "Cement: Tricalcium and dicalcium silicate, tricalcium aluminate, tetracalcium aluminoferrite, gypsum.  Concrete: cement, sand and aggregate." But I forget exactly. She listed the chemical compositions but left out water. Those Baker episodes are filled with little gems like this.

And I was sitting there watching and thinking, "Wow, there's a difference?"

Trump swipes back at Iran

Iran president called Trump retarded.

See, now that right there is a mistake. It's always the most seriously damaged who call our VSGPOTUS retarded.

Sympathetic explanation of socialism

Rescue viewed from inside the helicopter

How intimate.

These things are insane.

Clean your cooking oil with gelatin

It's simple. 1.5 minute video when you change the speed to X2 and hit mute. She's jabbering in some fer'ner talk.

Heron's fountain

This video is a mess. But I like it.

Okay, you see what's going on here. Water drains from the top and gravity takes it down to the bottom. The bottom is the air supply tank that's filling with water. 

He doesn't mention that the weight of the water inside the longest tube is part of the pressure that's forcing the air. The longer that hose then the more force of air. (Air is compressible but water is not.) This is important factor in siphoning. 

For example, I can start a siphon from the aquarium to the toilet more easily by filling a hose with water from the sink into the aquarium then stopping it, plugging the end with my thumb, and carrying the hose heavy with water to the toilet and letting the weight of the water in the tube along with gravity pressing down on the aquarium and the propensity of water to find its level to pull water from the aquarium into the toilet, than I can by placing an empty hose into the aquarium and sucking out air until water lifts over the edge of the aquarium and fill the hose sufficiently for its weight in the hose to keep pulling water and pushing out air into the toilet. That is, the weight of a filled hose is easier than sucking on an empty hose. Either way it's kind of fun.  

He doesn't mention this is not a perpetual machine. Eventually the air supply bottle runs out of air because the bottle is filled with water. And the water bottle supply is drained of water.

So this fountain runs a few minutes then ends. What fun is that? Come on! 

We need a perpetual Heron's fountain. An improved Heron's fountain. Why did Heron give up? Because everything that he tried failed. 

Now you're thinking, if the bottle supplying air runs out of air and fills up with water, and the bottle supplying water runs out of both, then why not connect them so that the air supply bottle filling up with water gives water to the depleting water supply bottle? 


Monday, June 24, 2019

Grain bins

There's a lot more going on than you might imagine.

Artist Daniel Rozin makes mechanical mirrors.

Rozin is a professor at NYU who makes mechanical mirrors out of uncommon objects that mimic the viewer's form and movements.

California: America's first 3rd-world state

This is a Tucker Carlson episode featuring Victor Hanson.

Beijing is not pleased with Trump

China has shown such a great gesture regarding North Korea but China is not seeing the reciprocation by Trump.

They actually thought their move would work.

And why not? Such moves always worked in the past. And they do read American media after all. They simply cannot understand Trump.

From Global Times (read globalists). When they say "Chinese observers" do they mean globalists observing Chinese or observers who are Chinese? I think the latter otherwise they would use the phrase "China observers."  Plus the names are Chinese. So this is Chinese writing.
G20 members should unite to oppose protectionism and unilateralism at the summit, and be realistic about the prospects that the two largest global economies will reach a deal in the near future, they said.
Yes, do that. Like it hasn't already happened. Do that again. Relying on others to gang up on Trump. That's showing a bit of desperation. That means Trump's plan for destroying the Chinese economy is working.

This is happening so fast it's quite unbelievable. Trump is doing to China the same thing that he's doing to Iran. Except bigger and faster. He is waging war by way of economics.
Li Haidong, a professor at the China Foreign Affairs University’s Institute of International Relations, told the Global Times on Sunday that “a meeting between the two leaders could ease the tension to some extent, but the international community should not be too optimistic, since the complicated disputes between the two sides can’t be solved by only one meeting.” 
Ease tensions? Really? Does Li Haidong honestly believe that is the goal? That would be easy by simply acquiescing. The goal is to have China behave fairly and that is not possible due to their economy being lead by communists and communists don't know what fairness means even when it is spelled out for them, as it has been. It's why the Chinese bureaucracy broke off the deal that was already arranged. Now the goal is to destroy the Chinese economy and quite possibly the entire governing system. Same as Iran.

Apart from all that, the longer Trump holds out the better deal he can get. China is hurting and this communication shows it. Trump appears to be in no hurry to ease tensions. Welcome to chaos, Trump style.

U.S. military launched a cyber attack against Iran's missile launcher computers

The story is in the title. Everything else at AP is filler.

* It was a contingency plan drawn up previously
* Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps computer system was targeted
* IRGC was designated a foreign terrorist group earlier.
* U.S. Cyber Command did it.
* U.S. is concentrating on doing more of this sort of thing
* Iran disconnected from the internet following Stuxnet virus
* Tensions increased since Trump withdrew from 2015 nuclear deal and began applying maximum pressure.
* Tensions spiked when Iran shot down a U.S. drone
* Iranian hackers targeted U.S. government agencies, finance, oil and gas by waves of spear-phishing emails.
* Then this bit of irrelevance from John Hulquist, director of intelligence at FireEye:
Both sides are desperate to know what the other side is thinking. You can absolutely expect the regime to be leveraging every tool they have available to reduce the uncertainty about what’s going to happen next, about what the U.S.’s next move will be.
Desperate. Duh.

The article gets weaker as it goes.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Senator Ben Sasse Making Sense

“The dehumanization of our friends and neighbors — whether they're in the opposite party, or in the womb — destroys our national life together and our national conversations.”

I've recently decided to be more vocal on pro-life issues via twitter. The other side is just getting too bold and too extreme on this issue. A future where live-birth abortions are common place is too depressing to contemplate. I feel I must speak up. And if you feel about it as I do, I hope you do the same. Thanks.

Prevent poison ivy rash

Public service innit.

lazy fish

Lately she likes to stay near the surface. She's taken to using a leaf for a cot.

Mom with reflexes

Kim Jong Un received personal letter from Trump with "excellent content"

Previously during a helicopter presser a journalist challenged Trump with a question antagonizing toward North Korea. Trump rejected the premise and said instead that he had received a "beautiful" letter from Kim that is contrary to the narrative the press is trying to push.

More recently Chairman Xi Jinping visited Kim on a rare visit to North Korea to reinforce the traditional friendship between China and North Korea.

In China's thinking Kim remains hostage and Xi is highlighting his captive capabilities in advance of G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan expanded to include a separate meeting with President Trump. Xi believes he has created leverage with Trump in exchange for economic and trade concessions.

But he hasn't.

We're treated with a front row seat to world history as it unfolds. Early on, Trump understood the U.S. will not eliminate the threat of North Korean nuclear weapons by confronting North Korea directly. This puts Trump ahead and above all of his predecessor presidents. Instead, he'll eliminate the North Korean threat by creating and winning an economic war with China. This was previously unthinkable.

It is not possible for Chinese to admit such a defeat. That is, they cannot appear to appease Trump in any way. As Trump prevails in the chaos Trump created, to save face China will give the concession to South Korea instead. This describes the great magnanimity of Chairman Xi. Trump doesn't care who gets the credit so long as the threat is eliminated of North Korea acting on orders of China.

China now owns all hostility. They can no longer use N. Korea that way. That punk trick doesn't work anymore. And it is Trump who brought this about by his way of thriving in chaos of his own making. Trump's tariffs will stay in place until China simply behaves fairly. Xi imagined that he created leverage but he has not.

And now Kim is signaling. This photograph is loaded with code. White jacket (white is significant in Koroea), holding the letter with two hands (significant in Asia), separate desk (his actual desk is under the portrait), multiple pens. Kim is seriously considering Trump's "excellent content."

Incidentally. In a previous video of the Asian woman demonstrating the self-heating hot pot, she could not read the Chinese ingredients or instructions. She whipped out her phone and used a translating app. The app that she used is excellent. The camera is focused on the text and it is instantly translated to English over the original text. The app is Google translator. It can be used to read this N.Korea newspaper.

Post Malone: Go Flex ASL interpretation by Clever Trevor

Trevor is an interesting study. His choices are interesting.

The lyrics.

Some of lyrics are naughty.

It's a bit hard to follow but impressively it's all there and quite smooth besides.

"Gold on my teeth and on my neck"

"Gold" is the same as "California." The ILY configuration pulled from the side of the head and shaken ending in Y. Trever puts "shine" on his teeth and his neck and pulls them outward.

"Flex" in this context means to show off your wealth in a non-humble way.

This is the sign for "show off"

Otis giving an ass whooping

This is another Martin Lawrence character.

Saturday, June 22, 2019


The song holds up well after 50 years. I posted this because after all these years, I just found something new and cool about it.

Self-heating Chinese hot pot

Guess how much these cost on Amazon.

Come on, guess.

Be a sport, take a guess.



Count to 5

The short way.

Trump cancels raids on illegal aliens in sanctuary cities

For now.

Now the question is answered as to why he would announce the raids in the first place. His way of getting concerned parties in the mood for serious negotiating. Apparently.

National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd

Sundance asks why President Trump would make such advanced and public notification of the upcoming enhanced enforcement and gets strong and wildly varied responses in comments section here. It's an interesting thread, and growing. 

You'd want something like this to be a surprise. What is Trump up to by giving all parties advance notice? And the world for that matter. Now his opposition has time to organize and illegal immigrants who've exhausted their appeals have time to skedaddle. 

I find Trump unfathomable. 

What do you think?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Denny's ad

This ad was put up for Father's day and went viral with 11 million views. There are nearly as many copies uploaded to Youtube with news readers adding their 2¢. It's created a lot of interest. Interviews all over the place.

Navy SEAL trial takes a dramatic turn

Edward Gallagher is on trial for killing an ISIS prisoner. During cross-examination SEAL Team Seven Medic Corey Scott testified that he killed the fighter by asphyxiation by holding his thumb over the breathing tube that was inserted into the militant's mouth. Further, he testified that Gallagher stabbed the fighter but did not kill him.

More details at Daily Wire.

Interesting comments all over the place. Interesting as the article itself. This case is strange and opinions are splattered, some short and sharp, others broad.

For example:

On Daily Wire:
* Their job is to kill ISIS terrorists !!!

     ** That's what I always thought war was about. You kill the enemy. Innocents, unfortunately, are collateral damage and should be regretful. This guy was an ISIS fighter, right? If so, he's the enemy, if so we are at war with that enemy, if so we kill the enemy. End of story. Don't want people to be killed, don't send our citizens to war.

On Lucianne:
* IF the ISIS terrorist was captured and in a POW status, and according to the article he was because he was being given medical attention, and IF while in POW status, according to the article, the terrorist made no move or gave no threat to the ones treating him and at that time-under those circumstances Gallagher stabbed the terrorist twice in his neck, Gallagher should be tried for attempted murder at a minimum and the (NON-SEAL btw) corpsman should be tried for murder.

Unlight your hair on fire for one second. We DO NOT murder NOR torture (and water boarding is NOT torture) our captured enemies, period, end of discussion. If you think we should kill a captured enemy, regardless of what this idiotic Marxist government of ours does against the Constitution, regardless of how ruthless and vile the enemy happens to be, and regardless of the moronic ROE issued by the five sided puzzle palace, I strongly disagree with you. And I've been there and done that. The Cubans who murdered Jeb Seagle (my very good friend) after he was captured in Grenada, laughed about doing so after they were captured and they found out they were going to be released back to Cuba. Me and several other Marines sure wanted to plunge a knife into their necks but we didn't because that's NOT who we are. I sure hope that's not what you are.


President Trump confirmed he pulled back a military strike on Iran after he was told the number of possible casualties.  (screenshots)

Misused homophone for "sites." He doesn't have Sixtygrit to help him. 

And then.

FAA issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S. registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. That is, flights are not permitted overwater in the area of the Tehran Flight Information Region until further notice. 

More details at Daily Wire where we see this information conveyed through FAA tweets that look super serial with lots of tiny technical words.


Jo Koy is a Filipino American comedian.

He has a special on Netflix. It's fairly funny material most of it is racial. I stuck with it I think about 1/2 before dropping off. I'll probably tune back in to catch the rest. It seems he veers off the constant racial descriptions to other things. I admit it is rather funny.

His special is held in Hawaii and the crowd is nearly large as Trump's last rally in Orlando. The audience is nearly entirely Asian and he has them dying laughing. He has them wrapped around his finger. The whole thing reminded me how Hawaiians are so easily given to laughter. I could be a comedian there. You could be a comedian there. They laugh at everything. Their laughing at everything kills me.

I discovered this right off with my brother. I didn't notice it previously traveling with friends and traveling with my whole family.

James was talking it up with the car rental and taking a very long time. He loved that car rental place. We kept going back and getting a different car. The first visit he was talking it up with a young woman behind the counter as I waited outside. No problem, it was beautiful outside. But he was taking forever. I opened the door and the office is beautiful. Larger than it needed to be with a very long counter but only one clerk and James was bending her ear pouring on the charm. He is the youngest and his four older brothers and sisters raised him to be charming. So it's all quite natural.

I said, "Honey, are you almost done?"

James is abashed but he conceals embarrassment beautifully. "Yes Dear I'm almost done."

Then turning to the young woman he's talking up, "See what I have to put up with?"

The woman laughed hysterically and it wasn't even that funny. I thought, "She really appreciates faint entertainment."

And many of them do look Mexican. To me, anyway. Their relaxed facial expressions appear self-contained somewhat isolated somewhat racially sore. A bit, just a bit, threatening. Those are the vibes that I feel. For example a man was dismounting his motorcycle as we were exiting a convenience store. He looked like biker trouble. All dark leather and to me a threatening facial expression and assertive physical movement.

The store had a wire basket filled with coconuts carved into monkey faces. Who would even want one of those, but what else can be done with coconuts? I said to James, "I heard many times 'more fun than a barrel of monkeys' but I never expected to actually see one." I said that soft-voiced to my brother but the guy off his motorcycle cracked up laughing. And I'm standing there thinking it wasn't that funny.

James wasn't amused by me making up place names and lewd phrases using only vowels and sparse consonants forming English sentences constricted to Hawaiian alphabet and diphthongs that in my mind made everything funny. But the Hawaiians, not the haole, found everything else hilarious. Where I thought I was funny, I really wasn't to my brother, while to everyone else ordinary things were hilarious.

James wanted a haircut. We walked past a hairdresser then I convinced him to circle back. We went inside and one woman said, "You two bruddas, huh?"

We said at the same time, "Yes."

She was delighted because she noticed us outside and said that to her coworkers. "See? I guess right. You two walk by I say doze two bruddas. I can tell. You look same. You two like twins. I know you two bruddas. I say, those two bruddas. Dint I say dat? I say, doze two bruddas. Day look same."

Now I think that's hilarious. While she's perfectly serious. And I imitate that woman to my own delight while everyone else thinks my imitation is racist and when they laugh at me laughing at her then they're racist too.

I'm waiting again. James is getting his haircut and I'm standing reading labels on fingernail polish. There is an array of a line of fingernail colors. They all have ordinary names but the colors are somewhat off. They are not girlish colors. They're more serious dowdy mature colors. So I make up names for them and pretend to read the labels.

Hazardous Household Waste light gray
Industrial Toxic Dump orange
Pale Amphetamine white
Ecological Disaster blue green
Bubonic Plague Blister yellow

And so on, whatever terrible words came to mind in that moment. Lifting the bottles, making up something horrible, saying it as if reading a label and setting it back down. Extremely offensive. I don't know why I'm so ugly sometimes I was just amusing myself but the Hawaiian women were cracking up laughing. They loved having someone come in and be ridiculous. They took no offense. They're always up for a game. They're looking for entertainment, and not looking for offense. I find this trait of theirs very appealing.

So this Jo Koy is similar. He's not that funny but he has these Hawaiians dying of laughter. Imagine a place like the Orlando Amway Center filled to capacity all laughing their butts off at racialist jokes. They love it. They love unique perceptions of themselves and their cultures.

Koy tells his audience that Koreans speak like they just smoked marijuana.  If they have an accent. Then he imitates them and they die laughing. He said he visited his Korean friend and his friend's father made the house sound haunted whenever he spoke, then he imitated the guy's father sounding like a ghost, sort of stoned. The whole audience fell out laughing at this simple direct honest interpretation of how he hears Korean accent.

Then he describes Cambodians as smallest of all Asians. But the most inclined to fight. And they speak rapidly and put a period after every word then he imitates their staccato speech high/low inflections and the whole audience roars because they recognized the truth in the parody, the truth in themselves.

Dental floss ↓

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The U.S. Navy was flying an RQ-4A Global Hawk drone, Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS-D) at upwards of 65,000 feet over the Straight of Hormuz when Iran shot it down with a radar-guided surface-to-air missile.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Danish National Symphony Orchestra

Dog saved from python

Sky Rider

Airline seat manufacturer Avio Interior introduced airline seats at Paris Air Show this week.

Full description and details at SFGate.

Oh, hail no. 

This one doesn't seem so bad so long as everyone has your own thin build, but not when everyone who flies is at least one hundred pounds heavier than your svelte self smashing you like a potato chip.


I might have got mixed up with those last two.

You're expected to pay for this indignity. 

I hope the industry rejects these. But knowing how much people like flying on the cheap I expect they'll accept nearly anything.

Here's the thing, consider flying an expense and don't go anywhere that doesn't have first class. 

President Trump plans to live-Tweet Democrat debates

This would be the only thing that could make these debates interesting.

Kemberlee Kay at Legal Insurrection makes some fine remarks. "Trump has mastered the art of flipping the news cycle on end with a single tweet." And, "Quite frankly, it wouldn’t really be 2019, nor would it seem quite right if Trump didn’t engage with potential Democrat opponents directly instead of thru the “proper” channels."

Comments over there are  great.

Australian police detective stops news conference to tackle man

Rugby style.

Posted to Fox News (The Sun video taken from YouTube).

The comments on Fox are nonsensical. They're all about American guns and American police and American politicians. The other half insist it is fake. But for what? 

The best comment: "The only way this could have been better would be if the takedown was by boomerang."

Or kangaroo.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Down to the River to Pray

Malinois pulls girl back from water's edge

Brussels sprouts

Three ways.

Trump stages greatest show yet

That was Drudge Report headlines.

And it's what I thought too.

I also thought a lot of other things. The Sarah Sanders farewell segment is awesome.

Trump Junior has a high-pitch inflection in his alto voice. His speech is a real barn burner.

Long hair and a MAGA hat makes you look like Cousin Itt on the Addams Family.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Trump reelection launch Orlando

Senator Elbert Guillory

This is the first Walk Away video I've seen by a politician.

Joe DiGenova

Says some stuff.

I'm going to do that whenever someone asks me on the phone, "Where are you right now?" Name the first weird place that comes to mind.

"Oh, I'm at Machu Picchu."

"I'm at Tierra del Fuego."

"I'm on Cat Island in Japan."

I'm at "Tharsis Rise."

     "Where's that?"


Flat tire

I have brand new tires. One of them appears a bit flat.

I drove to the clinic in Parker. Quite a drive on a broad fast-moving highway.

Parker seems nice, a bit odd at its entrance as it appears to be planned for expansion. Large undeveloped areas then the clinic. Its in a large building with a very large parking area similar to a shopping mall. A car pulled out of a spot directly in front, so parking was perfect. The foyer is huge and the clinic is right at the front. It's office is huge with only one person waiting.

I was half an hour early so I pulled out my cell phone. Before I could bring up an internet browser my name was called. The scans went smoothly and comfortably.

Back in parking lot the tire looks worse. I'm worried about getting back on the highway.

I noticed a large gas station at the corner and that became my goal. I'd cruise around the shopping center looking for a place with an air compressor with the gas station as target.

Straight out of the clinic parking lot and into an adjoining parking lot I notice four open garage bays in the very first building. It turns out to be a Firestone tire dealership. Surely they can fill a tire.

A young man is entering the building as I am parking the truck. He smiles then enters.

Imagine a Firestone commercial. With a model dressed for the role and with military cut and manner. Red shirt uniform, pressed clothing presented with precision. Perfect grooming. Built like a college athlete and with that same positive excessive energy. He met me at the door.

I told him that I have brand new tires but one of them appears a bit flat. That I'm looking for a place with an air compressor that I could use. That the thought of driving the highway back to Denver with a somewhat flat tire was freaking me out.

     "Certainly. We have an air compressor. Give me your keys."

I reach into my pocket. I look a bit shocked.

"I locked my keys in the truck!"

     "That's okay. We can handle that."

"Psych! Just kidding. Here they are."

     "Have a seat if you like. I'll be right back."

He was gone for a long time. Finally I see the truck spin around the corner of the building. The guy looks great in my dad's truck. His red shirt against the red paint are perfect for each other.

     "I put air in each tire to the point they should be. But keep watch. If it goes flat again then take the truck in for tire repair."

"Good advice. Thank you. How much do I owe you?"

     "Nothing. It's free. This was easy."

Monday, June 17, 2019

Google is demonetizing Scott Adams videos debunking "fine people" hoax, or, Google is doing evil

When Normality Became Abnormal

Victor Hanson's essay on America Greatness is a thing to behold.

Hanson tells his readers Trump is many things but one thing he is not is business as usual. The essay lists areas that Trump has turned around completely so that now America faces a new reality that was unthinkable only a few years ago.

Hanson begins with the Iran deal reversing the inevitability of Iran achieving the nuclear bomb. Hanson writes Iran is furious but far weaker.
Yet it accepts that if it were to launch a missile at a U.S. ship, hijack an American boat, or shoot down an American plane, the ensuing tit-for-tat retaliation might target the point of Iranian origin (the port that launched the ship, the airbase from which the plane took off, the silo from which the missile was launched) rather than the mere point of contact—and signal a serial stand-off 10-1 disproportionate response to every Iranian attack without ever causing a Persian Gulf war.
Then the Paris accords.
At worst, it was a shake-down both to transfer assets from the industrialized West to the “developing world” and to dull Western competitiveness with ascending rivals like India and China. 
But not now.

Then on to our so-called allies taking a free ride with their national defense. This paragraph contains my favorite Hanson line.
The private consensus is that the NATO allies knew all along that they were exactly what Barack Obama once called “free riders” and justified that subsidization by ankle-biting the foreign policies of the United States—as if an uncouth America was lucky to underwrite such principled members.
Hanson makes particularly acute observations about China.
Progressives knew the Communists put tens of thousands of people in camps, rounded up Muslims, and destroyed civil liberties, and yet in “woke” fashion tip-toed around criticizing the Other. Trump then destroyed the mirage of China as a Westernizing aspirant to the family of nations. 
And Hanson makes comparisons with Palestinians with East Prussian Germans and Egyptian Jews and Greeks and Tibet and Cyprus that you do not see elsewhere.

Then manufacturing returning to Rust Belt and energy independence.
Economists claimed Saudi Arabia or Russia would one day control the world by opening and closing their oil spigots.
Not now.

Finally, a reversal on open borders.
Most Americans demurred, but kept silent given the barrage of “racist,” “xenophobe,” and “nativist” cries that met any measured objection.
Not any more.

Much more at the link, Hanson continues at some length about Trump causing the Democrat party to become so unhinged they were forced to drop all pretenses of moderation and show what they intended for America all along, and all the things that were stopped by Trump's election; weaponizing the IRS, unleashing the FBI to spy on political enemies and plot the removal of an elected president, politicizing the CIA to warp U.S. politics, allying the Justice Department with the DNC and reducing FISA courts to rubber stamps for pursuing administration enemies.


Epicurious sausage expert

Gone fishin'

Jim Benvie explains the wall

I kept thinking I was listening to Chris Farley. 

Ribeye steak au poivre

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Charles Payne interviews Peter Navarro

This is a good video marred by its beginning showing polls relating to tariffs. Nobody understands the real effect of tariffs on a highly manipulated global economy because all that we know is based on genuine free market system. But now we have a gargantuan communist country into the mix and global blocks that manipulate supply chains and the supply of products on national and regional scales and these entities respond differently than historic pattern that form the basis of all that we know. The new text books are being written right now. By the actions of President Donald Trump.

The polls that Payne cites are contradictory. Frankly, polls are irrelevant.

unrelated time warp ↓.

What if a bunch of butt holes organized over a hundred impeachment rallies across the country and only a few butt holes showed up?

The Gateway Pundit phrased it a bit differently. organized 130 impeach Trump rallies and each attracted only a few paid protestors.

Lots of photos and tweets from around the country. In several instances the counter pro-Trump protestors outnumbered the impeachment protestors.

Jim Acosta can't sell his book

Hold my coffee while I laugh.

Monica Showalter frames it differently on American Thinker, but that's the gist of it.

The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America is ranked 295 on Amazon, over 100 points lower than when Showalter wrote her article.

Incidentally, I discovered how you find out a book's Amazon ranking. It's in the product details portion of its Amazon page. It continues #4 in Elections, #2 in Journalist Biographies #3 in Media and Internet in Politics (Books).

The sleuthing was done by Daily Caller and Fox News. Apparently, on the word of a bookstore employee, Acosta realized his books weren't moving fast as he thought they should so he called the bookstores and told them he intended to show up. Then he showed up and signed books. Because there was no planning there never was a crowd of people to see him, no customer ever waiting in line. He would sign about thirty books while he was there.

More details at the link.

Mt. Washington

Do you know where Mt. Washington is?



It's in New Hampshire. It looks like a hump next to other humps. It's the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 feet.

Which by Colorado standards is not very high. But then, that's measured from sea-level and Colorado mountains begin at 1 mile altitude. The mountain is known for weather extremes.

A group of hikers set out including an eighty-year-old man. The old man lagged behind the two younger hikers who left him behind on the trail. These two hikers then took another path down so there was no chance of them encountering the old man that they left behind.

When the two hikers got to a station they alerted responsible people that the old man is still up on the mountain. The search went on through the night.

They found the man alive. Curled into fetal position. The weather had become seriously threatening. He was too cold to speak. He could not walk.

The rescuers had to carry the man nearly two miles. He was put into an ambulance and is recovering without apparent serious or permanent injury.

The two healthy hikers made two hiking-mistakes. They left the old man alone and they took a separate trail down. This has the hiking community angry. (I didn't know there there is a hiking community, but whatever, people are angry.)

Fish and Games is weighing charges against the family that left the hiker behind.

Details at Union Leader.


This is Sunday so now most likely old news but it's been on my mind the past several days.

Earlier we saw Trump in his office showing his plan for AF1 featuring darker blue colors, more red, white and blue, and more closely resembling his own Trump plane. Everything that you might encounter online about this argues from appeal to tradition that it's always been done like this. I think there is a fondness for the sky blue color scheme because those colors were chosen by Jacqueline Kennedy. To writers of the pieces I've read, the colors represent her. Changing the colors means ending the loyalty of affection to Jacqueline Kennedy so change is felt with some resentment.

Trump responds the new colors can be considered Melania T colors instead of Jacki O colors although there is little to suggest Melania has anything to do with them.

What was striking right off about that interview was the presence of George Stephanopoulos in the Oval Office confabbing with Trump in friendly terms.

My first thought was what is he doing there?

Why did Trump invite him?

Trump told the story of the snake that bites its benefactor then says, "you knew what I was before you picked me up and helped me" at least a dozen times at his rallies.

And now we see Trump picking up a snake and carrying it to Idaho and then to the Oval Office and granting an exclusive interview.  With a known Hillary supporter. With all the appearances of letting down his guard in friendly animated revealing conversation. Why give Stephanopoulos an inch when you know in advance he will take a mile and that he is definitely not a friend?

Then, all that we hear about them together is Stephanopoulos asking Trump if he would accept damaging opposition research from a foreign entity.


The whole week is saturated with liberal fury.

That other people who aren't me listened to. I skipped a million things about that over the last week.

There was one interview on the Daily Caller with Media Matters representative that I skipped half a dozen times. Apparently, the Media Matters representative argued ridiculously that there is no comparison between Trump accepting damaging information during a campaign (and reporting it to the FBI) and Hillary Clinton actually contracting foreigners for damaging opposition through three firewalls that was then offered United States Intelligence services by several avenues then useed for FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign. US intelligence services spying on campaigns. Then used to investigate.

Trump supporters insist this is Trump trapping liberals in exposing their hypocrisy.

But what good is that for the national discussion when 90% of reporting in avalanche doesn't acknowledge it, and the 10% of reporting that does show how liberal hypocrisy is exposed is also dismissed? It is not possible to shame the shameless. Not possible to outshout professional shouters.

Why even bother?

He knows more than I do. He knows better than I. He has a much larger picture than I do. Apparently he has his own reasons to endure this abuse; being bitten by snakes.

Is Trump thinking he can get out his message on platforms broader than his usual ways and deliver his own snakebites as he does so? Is Trump reversing his story so he is the snake who bites the reporters who help him get out his message while poisoning the journalists who help him?

What I saw is Stephanopoulos just got bit. But all that I hear is impeach, impeach, impeach. With zero acknowledgment what Trump suggested is legal while the things that Democrats actually did is high crimes.

Dan Bongino ↓