Now that the little garden gnome has declared the pandemic phase of COVID over, we can all dip from a community punch bowl. Today’s cocktail:
Texas Bar Punch
- 1.5 liters(2 bottles) ruby port
- 1 liter ginger ale
- 1 liter lemon-lime soda
- 1 sliced lemon
- 1 sliced orange
1 Pour the port ginger ale and soda into a large punch bowl and stir well
2 Add one large block of ice
3 Add lemon and orange slices and serve
4 Makes 20 (6-ounce) punch cups.
Wow that sounds just a bit too sweet.
Okay, this week:
- France “re-elected” Emmanuel Macron in an election that the more awake among us – including the French – really do believe was stolen.
- Elon Musk bought Twitter outright and the left lost its marbles even if Musk himself says that in the end no one is going to be happy on the extremes of either side when he makes the place a bastion of free speech.
- The World Health Organization is seeking to amend a treaty so that all sovereign nations will have to bow to its dictates.
- Ukraine demands American taxpayer money to fund whatever they are funding as if they are entitled to our money.
- The Biden Administration is establishing a Ministry of Truth that may or may not have teeth to it right after the Twitter announcement. Since there are no coincidences, the timing is most curious.
- China is threatening to lockdown Beijing. The downstream results of that would be disastrous world-wide.
- The USDA is looking to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars.
- And Special Prosecutor John Durham’s team “accidentally” leaked information that tied the case he is building to known Democrat lawyer/operative Marc Elias.
Of course, that’s just the surface.
White House NSA Organizes Security Summit With 50 Nation Peers to Discuss Future of the Internet
What could possibly go wrong when the National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, organizes a “minister level launch of the Declaration for the Future of the Internet.” Put more succinctly, that would be 50 nation intelligence ministers getting together to decide what they will permit on the internet.
Apparently, a collective partner rule book is forthcoming. Big Tech will be given specific instructions on how to comply.
The global rulebook on how to handle, define and eliminate ‘disinformation’, ‘misinformation’ and ‘malinformation’ on the world-wide internet.
Oh, hey nothing suspicious there. Just a bunch of bureaucrats wanting to dictate what the people of planet earth think.
However, there is hope when the more intellectual conservative sites like American Thinker publish stuff like this:
Or perhaps the real quandary is this: who actually benefits from all these magnificent “achievements”? Certainly not the American people! Most Americans alive today have never been more financially insecure, less safe, or more uncertain about their futures. Never have so many Americans or their loved ones been struggling with alcohol and drug addictions. Never have Americans reported feelings of isolation, loneliness, and despondency in such high numbers across all demographics. Never have more Americans agreed that the nation is following a broken moral compass and headed in the wrong direction. After years of enduring psychological abuse from governing institutions selling nothing but fear and invasive bureaucratic mandates, parts of the country look as if they’ve been rattled into a permanent state of PTSD. Too many Americans are stumbling around like the walking wounded, waiting to endure the next round of pain that will surely come their way.
So, if not Americans, then who exactly is celebrating this deadly Jo’Bama jubilee? Let’s see — there are the narco-terrorists and sex slave–traffickers who have never had an easier time importing murder and misery at the border — especially when they can count on the feds’ assistance in transporting their “products” across the U.S. at no extra charge! The Chamber of Commerce’s support for Biden’s candidacy over President Trump’s re-election has been rewarded with a steady supply of cheap labor from off-the-book illegal aliens (none dare call it slavery!). Obviously, the home nations of all the illegal aliens wiring American dollars back to their families are net winners, benefiting from both reduced welfare obligations to their depleted populations and increased flows of taxable remittances. And the Democrats, who perversely measure their personal power according to the scope of government’s reach, profit from tens of millions of illegal aliens bloating an already morbidly obese American welfare system of government largesse.
Let’s not forget all the once-bankrupt blue states and cities that are now flush with COVID and “climate change” financial windfalls that will, to no one’s surprise, fund political insiders and pet projects having nothing to do with either so-called emergency. Certainly, “non-profit” Democrat-aligned interest groups have won the lottery as their war chests are now overflowing from the direct injection of stimulus dollars set aside for “good causes” that serendipitously happen to all be Democrat party causes, too.
Both Big Pharma and Big Defense are raking in big cash, especially considering that before the coincidental arrivals of the COVID pandemic and NATO’s proxy war in Ukraine, our legalized drug-dealers were weathering class action lawsuits for their role in addicting millions of Americans to opiates, and our perpetual war machine was navigating how to wind down two decades of conflict in the Middle East and Central Asia while maximizing its bottom line. Defense industry lobbyists can’t afford for wars to be won quickly. Pharmaceutical lobbyists can’t afford the prospect of actually curing disease. If “vaccines” worked or trillion-dollar defense budgets defeated enemies, everybody’d be out of a job. Good news: In Biden’s America, there will be plenty of disease and war for all!
It’s not pretty, but then XVII never said it would be, just glorious in the end.
Schlichter seems to think that the people will hold the line:
After decades of incoming fire by an aggressive left that wants to convert us into impoverished, gender-baffled serfs with no ability to participate in our own governance, we have a right to demand that the people wanting to lead the fight actually understand that we are in a fight. And we are now demanding that. You better not waver, you better not waffle, not if you want a future in this GOP.
Kristi Noem was weighed and found wanting. She sided with the Chamber of Commercecons against a law protecting girls’ sports and then lectured us that we were too dumb to understand how her total surrender was actually a massive victory. That’s when she lost her mojo – the based base was done with her. She’s toast – and if Trump or DeSantis or anyone else thinks about naming her VP (her anticipated presidential campaign is deader than CNN+), he’ll hear about it loud and clear.
You can’t betray us anymore and survive. W did. Mitt did. McCain did. The cons have one thing in common with Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit – they’ve been cheated on a zillion times, but unlike that lumpy harpy (who recently, and utterly predictably, came out foursquare in favor of censorship, as losers often do) modern conservatives are refusing to tolerate adultery, in our case of an ideological nature.
That doesn’t mean that the establishment isn’t going to band together and try to find a way to keep the peasants in line.
New York State Appellate Court Rules Against Democrat Gerrymandering Effort, 2022 Primary Likely Delayed
The 78-page ruling is available here. The state appeals court ruled 4-3 against the democrats. The June 28, 2022, primary will likely be moved to August because the state now needs to redraw the congressional districts.
(Via MSM) – […] The New York State Court of Appeals said the three maps violated the state’s Constitution by creating political bias. The maps were “procedurally unconstitutional, and the congressional map is also substantively unconstitutional as drawn with impermissible partisan purpose,” the court said.
[…] With no more appeals and time running out, the court ordered the adoption of a neutral map by an outside expert. The court also recommended the state’s June 28 primary be moved to August.
“We are confident that, in consultation with the Board of Elections, Supreme Court can swiftly develop a schedule to facilitate an August primary election, allowing time for the adoption of new constitutional maps,” the court said. (read more)
Small victory in the larger war.
Meanwhile, in Russia:
You don’t say.
Whites aren’t the only ones who get liberal arts degrees.
Let’s hope so.
Memes are/were slim pickings in the last twenty-four hours.
Please watch to the end.
This came on the radio this afternoon.
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1After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiber’i-as. 2And a multitude followed him, because they saw the signs which he did on those who were diseased. 3Jesus went up on the mountain, and there sat down with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5Lifting up his eyes, then, and seeing that a multitude was coming to him, Jesus said to Philip, “How are we to buy bread, so that these people may eat?” 6This he said to test him, for he himself knew what he would do. 7Philip answered him, “Two hundred denarii would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9“There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what are they among so many?” 10Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was much grass in the place; so the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, that nothing may be lost.” 13So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten. 14When the people saw the sign which he had done, they said, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world!” 15Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
No new JP today, but Tucker has a good one.
Have a great weekend.
That punchbowl looks suspiciously pale for a base of ruby port. I’d more easily believe tawny port.
I’m going to bed. ‘Night.
G’night! Pleasant dreams! You’ll probably kill me in the morning…..
Oh, wait — DP doesn’t stand for “Dread Pirate”?
Roberts, babe, and dont you forget it.
I just found a punch bowl photo. Maybe next week we do martinis so the nit-picking will be at a minimum. Tanqueray with olives.
Actually a bottle or two of Tanqueray might tone down the sweetness of the punch… or at least get things to the point no-one notices 😀 🍸 Cheers!
Enough Tanqueray and, well, at least the olives count as a vegetable.
Nothing like a balanced diet 😀
(Would that count as Paleo???)…
I iz gardin de kitteez!
That cat and dog have to be long-time friends. I can’t believe how tolerant she is of the the dog. Amazing.
Calico cats are very social and tolerant. We adopted one she was found by the vet and had kittens. She nursed puppies at the vet. When we adopted her , my husband did, she brought one of her kittens with her. She became friends with Wegman the Weimaraner right away and also her kitten.
That dog looks like my Max I used to have. Loved that dog. I had a couple of cats like mama cat 🙂 My kids brought home a pregnant cat had 9 kittens I would up tub feeding every 3 hours because mom had gotten sick. We kept the kittens. We had a big house and with three kids the cats dispersed though the house.
J.D. Vance surging ahead in Ohio race for US Senate.
I don’t know enough to consider what’s best for Ohio in this race, but I do know that this speaks well for the sharpness of VSGPOTUSDJT’s teeth.
I think Vance has the best shot of actually putting a MAGA Republican in the Senate.
I think Mandell will come in for a strong second, and hopefully show up in 2025 in a Trump administration.
Mandell is placing TONS of ads, and Club For Growth is running lots of negative “NeverTrump” Vance footage to try to kill Vance with Trump diehards. Think they’re wasting their money – unless they really want the Democrat.
A very interesting race.
I have seen it his aggressive behavior turns me off. He comes across as not strong but a bully.
I think Trump can find better people.
I might be wrong but his personality is a turn off. He never used to come across that way as he does now? I have watched him on Bannon.
I’ll have to watch more videos!
Today Bannon Show tells the story.
I used to like Mandel until I found out that Portman supported him. Of course if Trump had endorsed Mandel I would vote for him.
Also do not like club for growth a Koch operation? Also Kelly Ann Conway is supporting him? She is toast in my eyes because over her husband.
LOL! I liked both Mandel and Timken, but I think Mandel would make a better Trump adminstration “Secretary of Something” than a Senator. He’s a real fighter. Same thing with Timken. Trump needs them both, IMO.
They’re all great candidates, but I think Vance will channel core Trump MAGA best of all. Mandel is massively MAGA, but he’s vulnerable to the MIC, IMO. Timken is very smart MAGA, but she’s vulnerable to being cornered by the “civility virtue signal”. J.D. Vance is neither. J.D. can and will tell the media to GTH when needed. I think that may be part of Trump’s prediction of how they would behave as senators.
Wow, you are informed! You should get yourself a blog.
Peter Nevarro really went after Mandell. They know something I do not.
My husband likes Timken but will vote for Vance because Trump endorsed her.
My two observations previously shared.
Timken AND Mandell 100% onboard with BiteMe’s Russia Bad – Protect Ukraine sovereignty.
Vance 100% secure the southern border. Ukraine NOT of US concern to meddle.
^^^ Sometimes, this are this simple for me.
Thank you for breaking it down 🙂 Yes simple is good makes things clearer 🙂
Yup. That sounds like what Trump would support!!!
Peter Navarro on Bannon, absolutely destroys Mandell.
You found it 🙂
Ya. After seeing your post, went back and continued listening to Bannon’s show today.
Had quit, after one hour on the treadmill. 🙂
I clean up or dust when he is on 🙂
🙂 Yea, time goes quickly listening in on Bannon.
He can be entertaining 🙂
So…..last night’s refrigerator disaster was in the garage. Just about the time I was putting everything away and going to sleep, the shelf on the door decided to collapse and drop everything on the concrete floor. A bunch of glass stuff broke. I was not ready to deal with that, so I started on it today.
Remember the random dead rat carcass that I’d been meaning to clean up by foaming it with bathroom bleach? A broken beverage bottle washed some of the clumps of hair around and the actual death site was buried under barbecue sauce. Between that and the broken glass (everything from dagger-size to microscopic), I’m treating the area as a toxic waste site.
The majority of my general tools are kept in two Craftsman roller cabinets and an adjacent plastic rack — metalworking is on the opposite wall. The Craftsman cabinets are collectively known as “la caja roja”. There’s supposed to be a nice 30″ aisle between the door from the house to the garage, along the cajas rojas, to the people-door to the driveway (if you roll-up the big door, you can roll the cajas rojas out).
In practice, whenever anyone’s time runs out, they dump all the project remains and unsorted tools in the 12 inches closest to the cajas rojas and plastic rack, sometimes in orange HD buckets, sometimes in cardboard boxes, sometimes on the ground. It was in that 12 inches that the rat croaked…..so I’m carefully pulling apart the stack to try to remove everything lacking rat pieces, glass shards, and barbecue sauce. I’ve been discarding random stuff from there: IC sockets, a scuba glove (I am NOT going to try to get hantavirus, rat crap, and barbecue sauce out of neoprene), instructions for a tool we no longer own….and salvaging things as well (industrial toothbrushes, a soldering iron, Christmas controller boxes…..)
My end state was going to be mopping everything with a bleach/pine-sol solution, after having spot-treated Rat’s End with foaming bathroom bleach, after having done all necessary physical removal (including barbecue sauce and a power cord [which would get its own foaming bleach treatment]).
Just the sort of thing to keep me from making progress on the refuge freezer.
Ewww. Have fun with that. Def a hazard site. We caught 4 rats in the backyard last week. They dont live in my yard but they might die here!
We had a big “anti-rat” push in the garden some years back. The problem with rats is that they are territorial, and form a “foam” of territories across your region. If you kill one rate, it’s like popping one bubble in the foam — all the other bubbles get just a little bigger and instantly fill in the empty space.
We “popped the rat bubble” in the southwest corner of our property daily for two weeks…..and our vegetable losses never even slowed down.
What we needed was a terrier.
A couple of barn cats will keep the rat population away. They don’t even have to kill the rats; their smells are enough to run them off.
My brother loves to suggest a bull snake for those issues.
As a side note, having a certain proficiency with chopsticks is very handy for such projects.
Oh my, what a thing to have to take care of.
But Yours Truly LOVES the “Rat’s End” concept! Especially applied to the current political “administration.”
Then I’m not gonna talk about sprinkler valve being stuck open and running 2 zones for 13 hours, nor my wifi card constantly choking me down to 2mb, nor my tv/receiver refusing to work on hdmi 2 making me miss OANN.🙄
Instead I’m gonna talk about Mickeys. Once upon a time my garage was infested w/those nasty little things. My Aussie girl knew where they were hiding, we had a game, she’d show me. No telling how many kills she had, but there were just too many, they multiply like rabbits. I put out sticky trap after sticky trap. I would send BF to where the noise was to collect and dispose of trap, there’d be 2-3 to one trap sometimes. I was mortified. On month 3 we were up to 26 and I couldn’t handle it anymore. I went and bought some of those little green pellets and put them behind things next to the walls, aka the Mickey highway, where the dogs could NOT ever reach. And then there was a dead Mickey flayed out in the middle of the garage floor. Message sent and received, ‘this is where you come to die’. There has never been another Mickey in the garage. I’ll bet after 25yrs, those little green pellets are still there.
Now I’ll tell you about 2 Rickeys. BF brought furniture to garage from offsite storage. I had gone rafting on Guadalupe and left gear in plastic bags. I went to sort out gear and as soon as I lifted raft bag 2 Rickeys came running in opposite directions. My Aussie girl pounced on one and instant death. Good girl. Week later found the other one dead in the corner. Really good girl.
And then there was the possum at 2am. After raising a ruckus to wake me and the neighborhood up, Girl Aussie had him on the ground in backyard. Not falling for his playing possum schtick, she kept pouncing on him to check his status. She finally killed him. Would NOT leave him. I tried to coax her away for almost 30 minutes, no dice. I gave up, time to go back to bed. About 5 minutes later she came and dropped it at the door step. Here Momma, I brought you a present. Thank you Darlin.
Not enough time now for skunk stories.
Dang I miss that dog, she was a really really good girl.❤❤❤
To summarize, If you can’t get a critter killer, then get some little green pellets.🤗🤗🤗
Well if you do want to talk about sprinkler valve being stuck open and running 2 zones, I’m all ears. Has the same problem. Thinks I did all the recommended fixes, to include look for obstructions in the various zone access hole things, but there’s still one I can’t find. Personally thinks it might be a wire splice that eventually came apart after I once cut through the wire while digging a hole for a new tree, but I can’t find that place either even after leaving an above ground marker tag in case I needed too on account DW does not tolerate blemishes to her gardens and either tore it off or covered it. I’ll pass on the other stuff, but your Aussie does sound like a good girl.
Haven’t had time to mess with yet. System was off for over a year. Either air or debris has valve stuck on, or it needs replacing. I do have an extra jic. 2 days of rain +13 hours has valve station full of water, gotta wait til water drains before I mess with.
I’ve got a skunk/dog story for another day too. Yikes!!!
This is that damn stupid, dishonest graphic AGAIN. It’s a damned LIE
It shows the largest counties in the US, NOT the ones that voted for Biden.
In Colorado it shows two (or maybe 3) alleged Biden counties, including mine, El Paso County. It does not show Boulder County. El Paso County is RED. Comma Dammit. And Boulder is so blue, it’s red in the older sense of the word.
That ought to raise the
Some twenty counties in Colorado voted for Biden as shown here (yes, I know it’s CNN).
So can we can this crap about how the dems only win some tiny fraction of counties? Please?
(Now if you want to claim that maybe those are the only counties that REALLY voted for Biden because of all the fraud, then you are an idiot…because it shows my county voting for Biden even though officially it did not. The fraud didn’t run in that direction.)
Somebody posts these things on the internet and they spread like wildfire, and very few question them.
According to this article, Biden won 16.92% of the counties.
527 is 16.92% of 3113.
But the graph is wrong. Thanks for setting the record straight.
Here’s how the county vote went.
Thank you for the clarification…I didn’t realize the actual county count for him was so low. The *text* was right and I apologize for claiming otherwise.
However, that damned map first showed up as “only 67 counties voted for Hitlary” (or something like that) back in 2016/7 and as near as I can tell it first showed up on some douchebag’s blog two posts below a post that actually identified the map correctly as a map of the most populous counties.
The correct caption for that map is “half of the people in the US live in these counties.” Which is itself a very revealing thing; it shows just how urbanized the US population has become.
I tried to get the county map to post, but alas…
Urbanized, yes, and that’s one reason why Dems want to do away with the Electoral College!
It IS hard to beleive that someone who won so few counties could win the election. I wonder if that is really possible in a fair election.
It seems that more and more photos uploaded to the web are either .svg (SiliconValleyGuy?) or .webp, maybe some sort of bit-saving tactic. Maybe there’s some way of coaxing wurstpress to convert it…
Perhaps that graphic is an ff (false foto) put out there by the leftards to discredit us… TONS of cr@p out there… factchuckerfodder…
Who saves bits any more?
People blast out emails with 7MP pictures in them and get upset when someone who has low bandwidth complains that their email client keeps timing out on their stuff. (The problem is, when that happens, the big file is still waiting to be downloaded, and the e-mail client will choke on it, again, and again and again.)
Times were, the client would have a “don’t choke me” flag that would let the server know that bandwidth was insufficient… nowadays, with all the snooping and profiling going on, supposedly to “aid our user experience”, servers no doubt ignore any such flags even if they DID look for them, which is doubtful, at best…
In any case, I HATE .webp as most of my tools don’t understand it, and I don’t want to buy some new flashy kit in order to process it. For now (if I’m interested in the pic), I’ll copy the image into paint and save it from there. Quick, cheap, painless, but a PITA nonetheless…
[OTOH, disc prices are creeping back up again… Russia, donchaknow… 😡 ]
I open the image in a separate tab and print that [using the browser print function] to pdf. Then I open the pdf in Adobe and extract/export the image as jpg.
Clever workaround! I was going through the process, and then I wondered if there would be metadata identifying my computer if I posted a pdf from it. Do you know?
Don’t forget to look in other sections of this article for things like “PDF author”.
Many data formats have large amounts of “extraneous information”.
Some are actually defined as “container data structures” like .mp4 movies and .pdfs — but even more simple and “pure” data files like .doc and .jpg often include much more info than you’d expect.
You can conceivably win by getting a quarter of the popular vote. Get just over half the vote in just those states that (together) make up half the electoral college vote, and zero votes everywhere else, and you’re in.
This has to be the DNCCP strategy now.
How much fraud will they have to commit to get up that high though? 😀
Is there any way you can quit being an engineer and appreciate the humor for just a few minutes?
A mathematician, a physicist, and an engineer are all given identical rubber balls and told to find the volume. They are given anything they want to measure it and have all the time they need.
The mathematician pulls out a measuring tape and records the circumference. He then divides by two times pi to get the radius, cubes that, multiplies by pi again, and then multiplies by four-thirds and thereby calculates the volume.
The physicist gets a bucket of water, places 1 gallon of water in the bucket, drops in the ball, and measures the displacement to six significant figures.
And the engineer? He writes down the serial number of the ball and looks it up.
APPROVED! By NISEJ (National Institute of Standards in Engineering Jokes).
Of course there’s an Institute of Standards! There’s probably a 10,000 page manual, too!
My father was an engineer.
He still loved me and other than my wife, was my best friend for life. We just needed to come to an “understanding”.
My husband is an engineer . The left brain clashes with the right but mellowed 🙂
I see a project finished while he draws a diagram and big equations. I see things as simple he needs to figure things out.
We both learned tolerance and it works 🙂
My father was a professor of Ag Engineering. I remember the last time I asked him something about my math homework. He not only answered my question but treated me to a 30 minute explanation of all the practical engineering applications of xyz. I was 12. I love him to pieces, though and actually turned out alot like him! Always the teacher. But not engineering. Not even close!
My mother taught algebra, and she could tell when the girls asked an engineer dad for math help. It was always a mess.
Sounds like my husband. I do not ask him do not want the long explanations 🙄
I am an expert on tuning out 🙂
My kids used to dislike when they got in trouble and my husband gave them an 1/2 hour lecture why they need to change and not repeat their mistakes.
I am sure I have my annoyances . I think I keep my husband he is a good guy 🙂 😍
“I am an expert on tuning out 🙂 “
So YOU’re my husband’s long lost birth sister!!!
That is funny 🙂
Reminds me of this 🙂
Three engineers are having a discussion on the greatest invention of all time.
The first, an engineer from MIT, says “The greatest invention was fire.
Fire led to the development of the engine, which led to the industrial revolution, which brought about the modern age.”
The second, an engineer from Stanford, says, “While the fire certainly has merit, the greatest invention is the wheel.
The wheel led to the development of other tools and ultimately the industrial revolution and the modern age.”
The third, an engineer from Texas A&M, says, “Well, both those are nice and everything, but the greatest invention of all time is the thermos.”
The other engineers, stunned, yell, “The THERMOS?”
The Aggie engineer replies, “Well, it keeps hot foods hot, cold foods cold.”
The Aggie, in wonder, asks, “How does it know?”
In my house, the three engineers and the one who shares the personality traits, are more along this line:
To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice the size it needs to be.
And that doesn’t count all the cousins or my grandfather.
CRC (Chemical Rubber Company) Handbook for the win….
Here are a couple of gems from the past that still describe engineering: software, hardware, and nowhere 🙂
A software engineer, a hardware engineer and a department manager were on their way to a meeting in Switzerland. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out of control down the road, bouncing off the crash barriers, until it miraculously ground to a halt scraping along the mountainside.
The car’s occupants, shaken but unhurt, now had a problem: they were stuck halfway down a mountain in a car with no brakes. What were they to do?
“I know,” said the department manager, “Let’s have a meeting, propose a Vision, formulate a Mission Statement, define some Goals and by a process of Continuous Improvement find a solution to the Critical Problems, and we can be on our way.”
“No, no,” said the hardware engineer, “That will take far too long, and besides, that method has never worked before. I’ve got my Swiss Army knife with me, and in no time at all I can strip down the car’s braking system, isolate the fault, fix it and we can be on our way.”
“Well,” said the software engineer, “Before we do anything, I think we should push the car back up the road and see if it happens again.”
And for coothie 🙂 an historical one-line compile:
Creators admit Unix & C hoax
In an announcement that has stunned the computer industry, Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan admitted that the Unix operating system and C programming language created by them is an elaborate April Fools prank kept alive for over 50 years. Speaking at the recent UnixWorld Software Development Forum, Thompson revealed the following:
Major Unix and C vendors and customers, including AT&T, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, GTE, NCR, and DEC have refused comment at this time. Borland International, a leading vendor of Pascal and C tools, including the popular Turbo Pascal, Turbo C and Turbo C++, stated they had suspected this for a number of years and would continue to enhance their Pascal products and halt further efforts to develop C. An IBM spokesman broke into uncontrolled laughter and had to postpone a hastily convened news conference concerning the fate of the RS-6000, merely stating ‘VM will be available Real Soon Now’. In a cryptic statement, Professor Wirth of the ETH institute and father of the Pascal, Modula 2 and Oberon structured languages, merely stated that P. T. Barnum was correct.
More here: http://www.cs.uni.edu/~mccormic/humor.html
And, at the the top of the page, the TRUTH about Micro$haft developers:
Niklaus Wirth, the Swiss computer scientist (and inventor of Pascal, the programming language) noted a pattern in the way people addressed him at various computer conferences around the world.
Europeans would consistently refer to him as “Knee-Klows Veert”, while Americans would call him “Nickel’s Worth”. He supposed that would presumably carry over into their programming style — Europeans would tend to call by name and Americans would prefer to call by value.
Yep. That was discussed, erm, at length both in the language proposal for “Babbage” and Robelle’s SMUG proceedings (Seldom Met Users” Group)…
The HP3000-L group had a brilliant member (RIP) Wirt Atmar who similarly joked about his name. Fascinating the people on that list (it’s probably long since gone now, as is, pretty much, the HP3K)…
This engineer would do the computation.
He might do the bucket of water for an irregular shape.
For the most part, I wouldn’t expect technical specs of anything to include volume but rather L x W x H and weight; for a ball (as opposed to an irregular shape) it might give the diameter instead of L x W x H. Either way those specs are written for the guy who has to build the box to ship it in.
You’re too smart for me, dude!
An infinite number of Mathematicians walk into a bar. The first orders a beer, the second orders half a beer, the third orders a quarter of a beer, and so on.
After the 7th order the bartender pours twp beers and says, “You fellas ought to know your limits.”
Sort of like this? 🙂
(This one sounds like liberals redefining language)…
An engineer, a physicist, and a mathematician have to build a fence around a flock of sheep, using as little material as possible.
The engineer forms the flock into a circular shape and constructs a fence around it.
The physicist builds a fence of infinite diameter and pulls it together until it fits around the flock.
The mathematician thinks for a while, then builds a fence around himself, and defines himself as being outside…
It needs 10% dripping out of the wringings “for the big guy”.
“OK OK! YA DON’T HAFTA TWIST MY ARM!”. Got that right!
My new favorite.
PEDOTUS ranks up there with POTATUS!
♪♪♪ You say ‘potatus,’ and I say ‘pedotus…’ ♪♪♪
Interesting to see Kellyanne, as a guest speaker.
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At some point, he and Elon have to have a Trolling cage match to see which one of them is the Greatest Troll of All Time.
Interesting in a bad way.
Why bring her back ? She became controversial and her husband and daughter were vile Trump haters. It makes no sense to me.
It’s that soft spot for blond women again.
Get me within a few feet of Trump, and I could wrap him around my little finger, too!
Great idea. We need your feisty, straight talking take no crap ways.
Or did I miss read ya? 🙂
No, you didn’t 😉
lol…like! Wise him up the pulse of us out here
I would love the opportunity, seriously.
I think somebody needs to grow a pair and have a serious talk with our great President Trump.
I really feel like he has too many sycophants around him now. It’s frustrating. He seems to be misreading the public in many ways.
We’ll see what happens with J.D. Vance. That’s a real test, IMO. The base was on A, B and C – Trump said D.
On Matt Gaetz Bannon that Mandell is a McConnell stooge. He keeps running to McConnell people and tells them he will support McConnel.
The guy cannot get an inch close to Trump he is a two face. I saw the change in him and could not pin point what it was.
Oh, you’re talking about Mandell? If so, I’ll bet it was endorsement (wink, wink) by Club For Growth! That kind of PAC support can “change minds”!
Yes sorry I did talk about Mandell and club for Growth.
It was only a couple weeks ago Vance was third in the polls.
Yes. I agree.
I think J. D. will rub some conservatives the wrong way, but I think ultimately his perspective would be valuable in Congress. Talk about growing up in the school of hard knocks!
Guessing Trump knows something we don’t here.
She got him into the White House the first time!!!
This time around MAGA knows it’s him or we’re screwed. That said, he risks alienating some with the jab praise and seemingly being influenced to endorse people that we KNOW won’t be MAGA.
Maybe trump knows more. Some dishonest people are running as supposed MAGA .
I just have to trust Trump because I do not know better.
I do not understand it. I do not trust her.
Then it is not about me 🙂
Been following her for years. She’s a pollster and she knows how to be loyal. She’s also married to the leftist creator of the Lincoln Project, who has no problem prominently disrespecting his wife for her conservative views.
Thank you for your insight.
How can anyone be married to such a man who does not respect her…? Respect and
love is the rock of any marriage.
A new twist on this at the end. 😂 But I think JB’s condition is pitiful.
The crime is being a rich Russian ? Like wealthy Jews in Germany before WWII ?
Under the proposal, authorities would be able to impound property in the US “owned by sanctioned Russian oligarchs and that has a connection to specified unlawful conduct.” Moreover, Biden wants to make it a crime “for any person to knowingly or intentionally possess proceeds directly obtained from corrupt dealings with the Russian government.” The statement released by the White House, however, does not specify what criteria would be used to determine which dealings could be classified as “corrupt.”
You make a good point. Sad where we are going.
It’s a bad bad precedent to enact.
” Connection to a specified unlawful conduct” could just as easily be applied to what they call the “insurrection”.
He needs to specify the crime not a vague Russian is bad reason.
Once upon a time, America followed the law.
These days, USG authorities do anything they wish.
Won’t be the 3.5 million Hunter got from Moscow!
Sorta like Civil Asset Forfeiture.
Going from a bad version of “Eminent Domain” to “Eminent Samhain” (let the reader understand)…
Who’s to say they’ll stop with “Russian Oligarchs”?????
Because they won’t.
And Russia, and RED China, and everyone else will be justified to reply in (un)kind to the bad precedent set by the fake pResident…
So, just throwing some bait out there….when Sir Richard Francis Burton camped in Ujiji, he commented that Lake Tanganyika was a vast inland sea “oddly devoid of fish”.
Everyone who has kept Tanganyikan fish always gets a laugh from this — the lake is FULL of fish found nowhere else on the planet, but their usual habitat is rocky and the fish tuck themselves away when they think anyone is looking at them.
It is also full of snails, and the water is so hard that snail shells don’t dissolve for a long, long time. One of the curious groups that take advantage of this are the shell-dwelling cichlid fish.
Here’s a video that highlights Lamprologus Ocellatus “gold” —
Lake Tanganyika is also home to the world’s largest cichlid — Boulengerochromis microlepis — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_cichlid
This is my friend Pam filming fish in Lake Tanganyika —
There’s a bit of an inside joke, here. Pam goes on dive trips to Lake T with some of the more adventurous aquarists/divers/fish photographers — and certainly those most knowledgeable about the biology of the lake. And she has a collection of lovely videos on YouSchmoob.
There’s just one small weird thing….Pam doesn’t dive. She’s got a submersible camera, but she’s just snorkeling. That’s part of why she keeps bobbing around. It shows how wrong Burton was, if he’d only put on a mask and lounged around in the water for a bit.
Lake T has jellyfish, crabs, and sponges found nowhere else in the world — it really is a vast inland sea —
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing ❤
STUNNING: Joe Biden’s Top Tweet after 4 Hrs has only 1,199 Retweets …President Trump’s First Truth.com Post After 1 Hr has over 42,000 Retweets (thegatewaypundit.com)
Biden has about a million followers, and about 32 million “bots” following from a bot-farm in Ukraine!
Yours Truly finds it ** interesting ** that Biden’s Twit account doesn’t call him “President of the United States”, but instead “United States government official.”
That’s Twitter. Some woke policy.
Brief Trucking School update.
Last week we were hopeful that my husband would wrap up Everything before the Anniversary Celebration for my parents, but that was not to be. Apparently there has been some type of state-wide audit of the CDL testing facilities that have delayed multiple students from testing.
So hubby’s parking & road skills are sufficient to test for his license, but there are no open test sites & when they re-open he’s in line behind other students whose testing was also delayed.
His usual week was 7am-5pm M-F in the lot with Some days on the road. Now that his skills are up to snuff he can pop in Any day for parking maneuvers & if he’s there at the start of the day Might also get road time, which would be the Whole Day. One day he got each of 3 parking maneuvers (straight line backing, offset, & 90 degree) completed in 2 hours (they usually make you sign up for One maneuver & you get several times in that 10 hour day). Another day he was there for 3 hours & he only got to practice one move. Lots of Waiting, which he hates!
So he’s been doing some job search activities & getting up to snuff on Haz-Mat certification.
It’s possible he won’t get to take his test until May 11, but that remains to be seen.
Some employers don’t want to talk with you until your CDL is official…
So we are still praying for God’s will & timing & direction into where the next step will be. It’s All in His hands & so far we’re doing OK.
In fact my husband & son Josiah decided to head Up North to the hunting shack area for a couple days of camping!!! Our dog Jules couldn’t be more thrilled than to get some leash freedom in Michigan’s Northwoods–her favorite place Ever!
Hope the guys will return refreshed & renewed. I’ll be attending my daughter-in-law’s & son’s baby shower (they made him attend the bridal shower too 😉 ) this weekend. Our first grandchild should arrive sometime in June.
My youngest & “little” brother, who’s 6’4″, had his first grandchild at the Detroit Tigers game on Saturday. Her parents were able to get some type of certificate from Comerica Park commemorating her First Ball Game–special.
It reminded me of the certificate our son Nathaniel, the expectant father, got when we did our first ever Mackinac Bridge walk when he was a toddler & I was pregnant with his twin brothers, when we lived Up North. We’re supposed to do the Bridge Walk again this Fall, my 3rd time, to celebrate my Aunt’s 85th birthday. We did it a few years back, the last one before Coviciocy struck, to celebrate my dad’s 80th.
Here’s the expectant parents at that Tigers game w/ Miggy’s 3,000th hit count in the background (Miguel Cabrera got to 3,001 hits during that game):
& here are my parents with their 1st (bloodline) great grandchild, baby Charlotte.
Thanks for your prayers & encouragements as we go through interesting times!
FYI, if you’re out in the woods for a few days you aren’t coming back refreshed. Hopefully not reeking but definitely a bit ripe. 😆
LOL It’s all a matter of perspective. If it gets bad there are rent-a-showers in the nearby “town” (stoplight). The first time my husband went Up North after all the covid crimes perpetuated by Michigan’s tyrant in the governor’s residence he realized how heavy was the weight of oppression he’d been living under downstate. Getting back in the woods in familiar stomping grounds in a part of the state that didn’t care about Witchmer’s edicts was incredibly eye-opening & freeing. Hope he’s feeling similar freedom & lightness of heart…oh & they both often have special personal times with God in the woods too. It’s all good!
Illuminati stuff seen on Gab
There’s some interesting stuff about Elon Musk in the last few minutes too.
I have long pondered the idea that all of the activity we see among the elites, from the blood obsession to the pedophilia, was really only about one thing; the quest for immortality.
From the soma of ancient India, to Ponce de Leon exploring Florida in 1513 to find the Fountain of Youth, to Peter Thiel seeking to be infused to the blood of the young, people have sought to live forever. To cheat death.
When you don’t believe in God and an afterlife, death is terrifying. So, the unbelievers seek a way out.
This goes along well with Valerie’s shared C.S. Lewis perspective on hell and Satan being TINY, and that’s their game – to get people to think SMALL.
See Duchess’ scripture post below – saying the same thing a different way.
Anecdotally (based on accounts from people who work in hospices, etc), people who are religious are statistically more afraid of death than those who aren’t. (That doesn’t mean they don’t/didn’t enjoy being alive; I’m talking about actual fear here.)
Sure the ones who aren’t religious don’t believe in an afterlife (we don’t expect to be more inconvenienced by being dead than we were a year before we were born), but those who are typically do believe there is an afterlife are very worried they’ll end up in the bad afterlife despite everything they have done. (This must be a big issue for religions that prescribe the letter-perfect performance of ritual.)
I feel sorry for the people who believe that God will reject them based on the doctrines of Men. It’s just sad. I don’t believe in that.
In my belief system, I fully expect to see all kinds of good people, even non-believers, after I die. 🙂
As near as I can tell, that puts you in a distinct minority among serious Christians. (And I can guess at least some of the chapters and verses they’ll quote to “prove” you “wrong.”)
(I use ‘serious’ here to mean those who do attend church regularly, pray often, and think about such things often, etc., as opposed to those raised in a church who’ve sort of drifted away from it, give it very little frequent thought, rarely pray, but still call themselves “Christian” because it’s the default the way they were raised. If challenged they’d affirm their Christianity, of course, but they typically think those “God squad”ers are over the top.
(Anyhow, if that was the wrong term for the distinction I was trying to make, I apologize.)
Lol! Don’t apologize for speaking your mind to me, ever!
I don’t call myself a Christian, anyway. I am very serious about my beliefs, but they don’t match up with any religion I ever found. And believe me when I tell you, I’ve looked! I’ve studied modern Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Taoism, Hinduism, Mormonism, and even Wicca and Native American Shamanism. I don’t fit in anywhere, lol.
Ah, my mistake then with respect to “bucketing” you mentally. 🙂
Lol! That’s ok!
I like how you expressed your distinction, though in my own case w/ very minimal church attendance there are some muddy waters here.
I think in terms of “cultural Christians” versus one’s who have a vibrant & active faith, digging deep for Truth. I try to be in the latter camp, though very imperfectly…
As long as you struggle against self, you’re walking in the Light.
I’m way more about the Light than the darkness for sure. Battling the flesh is a lifelong pursuit for the Believer!
Interesting, you might be on to something for Performance-based religions, which is different from the Grace (unmerited favor) of biblical Christianity where all it takes is accepting the Free Gift of salvation from & through Jesus.
When my grandpa died in a nursing home my mother was very comforted by the woman who had discovered his body. Working in such a location she had seen much death over the years. Mom was never sure about her dad’s Christianity (he was Lutheran & of the “good works” mindset but had never directly verbalized saving knowledge of Jesus, even in numerous conversations with her).
The staff lady said that those she’d observed who died apart from Christ died horribly, looks of terror on their faces, clawing for their last breath, & overwhelmed with fear & hopelessness. She said that Grandpa’s face was very peaceful & in her experience that meant that he was with the Lord. This was of great comfort to our family, though we would have preferred G to have made a direct declaration.
I personally do not know how to comfort someone in their grief if the lost loved one didn’t know the Lord. Scripture addresses this in “we sorrow not as those who have no hope”. We have a hope & an assurance of Paradise in God’s presence & reunion with loved ones in the faith, which is of great comfort.
If it’s all a lie & delusion then Pascal’s Wager still applies, imo 😉
All will be judged. The last shall be first and the first last.
To me, this means that all will have their final chance to ‘bend the knee’ on Judgment Day. If they justify themselves, they lose. If they acknowledge Him as the Son of God, they’re in.
Put yourself first, then you put God last. That just won’t do.
Very interesting take. For sure “every knee shall bow & every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Whether there is an after earthly life choice point is less clear scripturally, at least to me 🙂
It sure seems like a strong possibility. When you refuse to acknowledge God there can be no boundaries to the depravity too 🙁
Yep. Only the boundaries they set for themselves. I don’t think all atheists are depraved, mind you. Many are great people!
Absolutely. In that scriptural analogy of God rather preferring that we were hot or cold for if we are lukewarm He spits us out of His mouth. I think of the atheists as “cold” & if truly sincere in their disbelief, especially if open to changing their minds should the evidence arise, I believe He holds them incredibly close to His heart!
I like that analogy!
Me too <3
Interesting. I had not heard of the Bee Order. We’ll have to see what Elon does. He’s into artificial intelligence, so will he use it for good or evil? Or, thinking it’s for good, will he inadvertently do evil? If he uses Twitter and AI to gather data on people or for other means that don’t jibe with freedom, then we’ll know.
Yes TT, eternal vigilance & all continues! I’ve never been a big Musk fan though I do hope Twit World turns toward expanded freedom…
Verse of the Day for Friday, April 29, 2022
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.”
Matthew 10:22 (KJV)
Thank You, Jesus, for blessings received and prayers answered!!!
BE MY VOICE
BABY LIVES MATTER
PRAYING ON THE ARMOR OF GOD
Father God, I now follow your command to put on the full armor of God, because my battle is not against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, the powers of this dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the unseen world.
I first pray on the Belt of Truth that it may be buckled around my waist, may I be centered and encircled by your truth dear Lord. Hem me inside all that is true and right, and may I be protected and held up by the truth of your living word, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Breastplate of righteousness, please protect my vital organs and my inner man, cover my integrity, my spirit, and my soul. Guard my heart for it is the wellspring of life, please strengthen and guard the most vulnerable places in my life with that which is right, good, and noble that I might not receive a fatal blow from the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Gospel Shoes of Peace. I choose to stand in the shoes of your good news, and on the firm foundation of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the solid eternal rock. All other ground is sinking sand, I pray that I will not slip or fall, but that my feet would be firmly fitted on your lordship, my Lord Jesus. I choose to stand on you, so that the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, the eternal Rock of Ages. I receive your holy peace now my Lord, from the sole of my feet to the crown of my head, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray the Shield of Faith into my hand now. As I take up the shield of faith, I ask that you might extinguish every dart and arrow, that is launched from the enemy to take me down spiritually, physically, mentally, emotionally, and every attempt of the enemy to destroy my joy. I ask that my faith in you would make it flame out. Extinguish every flaming arrow that would come against me, my life, my family, my home, or my ministry. May my faith always be out in front of me like a shield. Give me the courage to “faith my fears” by choosing to walk by faith and not by sight, in my Lord Jesus name.
I pray on the Helmet of Salvation, that you might protect my mind from the thoughts that can lead me astray. I choose to take every thought captive, and arrest all intentioned ideas and motives that would harm others, or distract me from your holy will for me. I submit every captured thought to the Lordship of my Lord Jesus Christ, and ask that you would imprison those thoughts that are not of you my Lord. Transform my mind and renew my thinking that I may think God thoughts, and have a sober mind that is focused on your glory. Please protect me from being double minded that I may allow my mind, I reject to live an earthly life, because I choose to live a holy one, governed by you My Lord Jesus, the prince of peace, please have my mind to be saturated with the holy mind of Christ, in my Lord Jesus name.
Finally, I take up the Sword of the Spirit which is the holy word of God, I pray this powerful offensive weapon into my hand, and ask that your holy word would be fitting for every encounter I face. As the enemy gets close to me, please give me the insight, wisdom, and skill to wield the word of God to drive away the enemy, in my Lord Jesus name.
May the enemy and his team flee from me, upon hearing the word of God spoken by the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. Give me the sword of the spirit to cut through the wiles of the devil, so that I may discern the schemes of the enemy when he is near.
With all kinds of prayers, supplication, and intercession I pray to you my Lord God as the one who fights my battles. Now that I’m in your holy powerful armor, I walk away covered and ready to face my day as you go before me, and please protect me in the midst of the spiritual warfare in this unseen world, in my Lord Jesus name.
Thank you my Lord, for the spiritual weapons of armor and prayer that you have given me. It is written no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and you will refute every tongue that accuses me.
Thank you Father God, my Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit, that I am more than a conqueror in my Lord Jesus. I pray all of this in the mighty name of my Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ.
No! No! No!
Republicans Propose Immigration ‘Compromise’ in Attempt to Fully Surrender at the Border
SURRENDER, it’s what R-Cons do.
Wondering which R-Con bastards will vote for the $33 billion to Ukraine AND EU?
Sorry, that Cornyn, Tillis post above was supposed to go here.
Worked out just fine. Draws attention to the R-Con traitors. 🙂
Traitors. Need to be run out of office and their state offices closed.
Baby Beluga is just CREEPY.
Yes, with or without doctored photos 😉
2000 Mules” Is Taking on a Life of Its Own, And It Hasn’t Even Been Released Yet
Seen on Gab
My go-forward plan is a dose of Ivermectin every six months. Even if it’s the horse paste.
Holding at weekly.
Your body, your choice! Medical freedom!
Sounds like a Very Good plan!
I saw on Gab that TN is making IVM OTC!!!
The Ultimate Energy Wrecking Ball — Joe Biden – JunkScience.com