And that is it

| No Comments

Got some paperwork piling up so sorting through it - process it in a day or so. Opening envelopes and organizing it for now.

Been using GnuCash for about two years now and it has become a wonderful accounting program.  Similar to QuickBooks but customizable, true double-entry and free.  Did I mention free. Up to Version 4.2 now. Here is the website: GnuCash

For the programming and logic geeks out there:


Boolean logic? Here and here for starters. First codified in 1847 and an absolute foundation of modern computing. Bedrock.

Heh - that has to sting - ACB / Hillary

| No Comments

From Daniel Desrochers' twitter account:

Biden - some headlines and a tweet

| No Comments

This is a big thing and the media is simply ignoring it.  Doesn't fit the narrative. Some headlines:

And this tweet from James Rosen:

The PornHub link is damning - they have photos from the hard drive and screen caps from the PornHub site and they are identical.  This is 100% verified. The second item? The Biden Center is the same sort of money laundering/tax dodge scam that Hillary and Bill were running with the Clinton Foundation.  The foundation pays for their fancy lifestyle and only gives out a few percent of the donations to charitable causes.

Winding down for the day

| No Comments

Got a bunch of stuff done - happy with the results. Making a dent in the clutter.

Left-over lentil stew for dinner - make a salad too.

And back to work for this kid

| No Comments

Enough surfing around - finished lunch.  Time to get stuff done.

Fact Check: True

| No Comments

No wonder the media are so quiet on this - don't want to upset their masters:


She does not represent her people:


Delusional - Governor Andrew Cuomo

| No Comments

A two-fer from Breitbart:


Gov. Cuomo: I’m Holding Trump ‘Responsible for Every’ Coronavirus Death in This Country
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that President Donald Trump was responsible for “every death” in the country from the coronavirus pandemic.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “Coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in America, and you say, and rightfully so I think, but I’m going to ask you, you’re holding you-know-who responsible for every death in New York from COVID. I’m going to say to you. Why?”


Gov. Cuomo: Criticism of New York Nursing Home Deaths a ‘Conspiracy’
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) said Thursday on ABC’s “The View” that New York State’s more than 6,000 nursing home deaths allegedly caused by his order to put patients infected with coronavirus back in facilities was a conspiracy theory.

Co-host Sunny Hostin asked, “There has been a lot of confusion about an alleged March 25th order that directed nursing homes to accept in New York, infected COVID patients, possibly leading to the death of more than 6,000 seniors. Now you say in your book that that was a lie, that New York state never demanded or directed that any nursing home accept a COVID positive patient. The Department of Justice however is now supposedly looking into this issue. Can you explain what really happened?”

Cuomo said, “What a shock that the ‘Department of Injustice’ sends a letter a few days before an election trying to advance a political theory. I was shocked and amazed that the Trump administration was capable of such a thing. Sunny, they have played politics on this from day one, right? They have done a terrible job on Covid from day one, and they want a counter defense and what they were saying was, well, a lot of people died in nursing homes in Democratic states. It’s not just New York it’s all the Democratic states. The truth is a lot of people did die in nursing homes in Democratic states. The truth is people are dying today in nursing homes in Republican states. It’s just that Democratic states had the disease worse and earlier, and older people are more vulnerable to Covid, right? We were introduced to covid in the state of Washington in a nursing home.”

Hey Andrew - you own those deaths.  They were caused by your policies. Nobody else was responsible.
Stop trying to shift the blame.  Again, you own this.

Turned into a decent day

| No Comments

Clouds morphed from a solid cover to puffy white floofs and sunshine. Temps in the mid-50's. I'll take it.

Late lunch - working in the garage for the rest of the afternoon.

The running of the dogs

| No Comments

Heading out for a run with the pups and then get some coffee and read for a little while.

Working at home today - laundry, cleaning and working in the garage. Little Truffle is fitting in perfectly - starting to train very well. Still needs work on the separation anxiety but she had spent a lot of time locked up in a crate and that leaves a mark (8-10 hours/day while previous "owner" was at work). Really sweet little critter - wish I could spend about 30 minutes with previous "owner". Locked room and a baseball bat.

Cloudy and cool - typical fall weather.

Girl Scout Cookies - don't think so

| No Comments

They posted a wonderful tweet and then, caved to the "woke" mob and took it down - from Jon Levine:

Mary Chastain writing at Legal Insurrection takes a look at this as well as some of the earlier Girl Scout tweets (hint: hypocrisy alert)

Girl Scouts Cave to Rabid Leftist Mob, Deletes Tweet Congratulating Barrett for SCOTUS Confirmation
Girl Scouts, an organization that supposedly aims to celebrate females and develop girls into strong adults, deleted a tweet congratulating now-Justice Amy Coney Barrett on her SCOTUS confirmation because of the leftist mob.

The Girl Scouts then said the tweet “was quickly viewed as a political and partisan statement which was not our intent and we have removed the post.”

They reaffirmed it”is a nonpolitical, nonpartisan organization” that is “not red nor blue” but remains “Girl Scout GREEN.”

Mary posts a bunch of earlier tweets from the organization extoling the virtues of liberal judges as well as a tweet instructing people on how to run for office (and GSA is non-political?) Here are five:






There are more but you get the general idea.  Girl Scouts of America - hypocrisy much?

Senator Joseph Biden - 1987

| No Comments

Johnny Carson:

Johnny was an American Legend - Jay Leno also fits that mold. Few and far between.

Got nuttin' - so far anyway

| No Comments

Slow news day this morning.  The Biden story is running 24/7 but nothing new - Hunter is sleaze. We already know this.

Taking the pups out for a nice run and then get some coffee.  Working at home today - garage and getting some stuff photographed for Craigslist.

And that is it for me for tonight

| No Comments

A bit sleepy.  Did the grocery deliveries today. Also unloaded the van and got the garage all cluttered and full again.  Different crap though so progress is being made.

Did a big pot of lentil stew for dinner - good stuff for cold weather. Stick to your ribs food. Lots of onion and garlic and some smoked chipotle pepper for a little heat.  Some tomato paste sauteed with the onions for umami.

Time to watch some videos and do an early bedtime - supposed to be nice for the next couple of days so want to get more work done on the drainage system.

Gorgeous moonrise through scattered clouds - very autumnal and halloween-y

There have been several more tranches of Hunter Biden emails and photos released - the guy is dirty and it looks like Dad is as well.  Presidential material? I do not think so.

Just wonderful - Seattle

| No Comments

A once-nice city hits bottom - keeps digging. From Seattle station KOMO:

Seattle City Council mulls law that could result in dismissal of many misdemeanor crimes
The Seattle City Council is considering new legislation that would create a legal loophole that would make substance addiction, mental illness or poverty a valid legal defense for nearly all misdemeanor crimes committed in the city.

The council's consideration of the plan has occurred with virtually no public discussion about the proposal, which has been included in the municipal budgeting process. The council has not, so far, conducted a standalone meeting to discuss the idea.

Scott Lindsay, the former public safety advisor for the city, said Seattle would be in a class of its own if it ultimately enacted the ordinance.

"I'm not aware of any legislation like this anywhere in the United States (or) even globally," he said Monday. "All cities have criminal codes to protect their citizens from criminal acts. This would essentially create a legal loophole that swallows all those codes and creates a green light for crime."

Not only will this create more crime, it will attract even more grifters and criminals to feed off the public trough.

Anonymous uncovered

| No Comments

A senior administration official.  Nope. From Breitbart:

New York Times and CNN Hoaxed World with ‘Anonymous Senior Official’ Story
Oh, look, another day, another massive media hoax, this one having to do with that “senior administration official” who spilled the beans on President Donald Trump as “Anonymous” in a highly publicized New York Times op-ed and later a book.

Well, guess who the New York Times offered the “senior administration official” moniker to…? Some nobody named Miles Taylor who worked in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as chief of staff to former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting Secretary Chad Wolf.

Taylor wasn’t even senior at DHS.

The way the far-left New York Times hyped “anonymous,” we were  deliberately misled to believe this was someone in Trump’s cabinet. There was even talk it could be Vice President Mike Pence!

This was a pretty big deal at the time, another one of those week-long, highly-coordinated, everyone in the national media singing from the same hymnal of five-alarm freakouts, and it was all a hoax, a lie, a con — more fake news from the fake news freaks at the New York Times.

Riddle me this, everyone…

How many “senior administration officials” do we see used as anonymous sources in the national media? Well…

Now that we know that a “senior administration official” can be some guy who’s not even in a leadership position at a government agency, that should give you a good idea of just how much the national media have lying to us about their high-placed sources, probably for decades.

Oh, it gets worse…

It gets so much worse…

Much more at the site.  It gets worse. The Deep State is alive and well. Miles Taylor was a nobody who peddled a fake story.  That story fit the progressive narrative so the Fake News media ran with it. The low information voters out there lapped this shit up like it was caviar.

True then. True now - Margaret Thatcher

| No Comments

Great quote:

"Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas."
--Margaret Thatcher

More wonderful Thatcher quotes here: Margaret Thatcher > Quotes - she was a world treasure.

Be like Susie

| No Comments


Jack did not come out well - he lied.

Would not mind his running for office in 2024.

Jack Dorsey needs to practice some better grooming. Looks downright homeless - he needs to show some respect for the people he is talking with.

So true - COVID

| No Comments

All those diagnoses:


And... To work

| No Comments

Enough slacking - time to get some stuff done.  Back in a few hours.

Big bust in Mexico City

| No Comments

Good - from the Tampa, Florida Bay News:

Mexico seizes industrial-scale meth, fentanyl lab in capital
Soldiers and police in Mexico seized an industrial-scale meth and fentanyl lab that was so big it startled investigators, federal prosecutors announced Sunday.

The lab had chemical preparation vats about two stories tall that could process 11,000 pounds (5,000 kilograms) of raw material at a time, said Felipe de Jesus Gallo of the federal Attorney General’s Office.

“In the Attorney General's Office, we have no record of any seizure of equipment of this size before,” Gallo said.

The mega-lab was uncovered this past week in a storefront advertising industrial cleaning products on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Behind the storefront was a warehouse, with tall stacks of drums and 265-gallon (1,000 liter) tanks holding precursor chemicals, which Gallo said could be used to produce methamphetamines and the synthetic opioid fentanyl.

Code-named “Blue,” the coordinated series of raids also hit other properties in the northern state of Durango, Mexico City and the surrounding State of Mexico.

Get these off the street. No place in society.

An interesting site - Winston84

| No Comments

A project of Center for American Greatness:

Announcing Winston84: A Directory to Suppressed Content

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth."
— Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four

This week the Center for American Greatness is pleased to announce a new resource for lovers of the First Amendment. A searchable directory—Winston84—to online content that has been censored.

The phenomenon of online censorship, which has steadily increased over the past few years, hardly requires explanation. Beginning in earnest in 2016, the censorship disproportionately impacts conservatives and nationalists, who find their social media content “shadowbanned,” “deboosted,” “throttled down,” “demonetized,” or, in the ultimate (and very common) sanction, “deplatformed.” All too often, these content providers even have their websites taken down by their ISP providers, and their online fundraising accounts terminated.

For those of us paying attention, these attacks by online communications monopolies have been unrelenting, but the censorship has reached new extremes. Last week, Twitter made it impossible to post a link to an article about content potentially embarrassing to candidate Joe Biden, published by one of the oldest newspapers in America. Meanwhile, Facebook and Twitter have now censored social media accounts belonging to the Trump reelection campaign 65 times. 

The recent wave of censorship goes well beyond presidential politics. 

Really good stuff and needed for these times. The website again: Winston84

Another morning in paradise

| No Comments

No rain in the forecast but cloudy. Warmer than usual. Unpacking the van from yesterday's trip to the condo. The garage was nice and clean and organised - will not be in a few hours.

Coffee later this morning and then the usual Wednesday grocery deliveries. Quick surf first - bowl of oatmeal for breakfast; maple syrup and lots of blueberries.


| No Comments

That is it for me - happy 17th blogiversary.

Catch you all tomorrow...

A truly wicked person - Nancy Pelosi

| No Comments

She is not budging on the relief unless she gets to bail out the floundering cities.  These cities (Chicago, Portland, San Francisco, etc...) created their own problems, they get to be the ones who clean them up.


From the New York Post:

Hunter Biden venture eyed Gov. Cuomo, Chuck Schumer for deals: documents
A failed Hunter Biden business venture — which an ex-partner said involved Joe Biden — targeted “key domestic contacts” including Gov. Cuomo for potential projects across the country, documents reveal.

A May 15, 2017, memo naming potential contacts was sent by Joe Biden’s brother Jim to his nephew and three other men who all formed a limited liability company to partner with another firm on “global and/or domestic” projects involving “infrastructure, energy, financial services and other strategic sectors,” the documents show.

The other company was backed by a since-vanished Chinese energy tycoon and was to “be primarily responsible for arranging financing and execution” of the projects, according to the documents released by Tony Bobulinksi, who was CEO of the joint venture.

The memo, titled “Key domestic contacts for phase one target projects,” noted that Cuomo “is moving forward with major infrastructure projects such as the long-stalled Tappan Zee Bridge replacement and the much-needed redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport.”

Much more at the site as it keeps unfolding. Teapot Dome was a peanuts operation compared to what has been in place since around the 1990's - I would count Bill Clinton's administration (1993-2001) as the point where this all started taking off. They tried it and found that they could get away with it.  Obama, Joe and Hillary just got too greedy. People started to notice.

Back home - productive day

| No Comments

Got a lot done.  Was planning to have Thai food for dinner but the restaurant was unexpectedly closed through Thursday.  Oh well - go up Friday if I still feel like it.  Got some leftovers in the fridge and heating some of those up.

Been away from the internet for a whopping eight hours.  Got the shakes bad.  Can't focus...  Deep breaths...

On the road again - Bellingham

| No Comments

Heading up there for a couple of hours - clearing out the condo and stopping at a few places: Trader Joe's, Hardware Sales, etc...

Now this is amazing - the Boston Herald

| No Comments

Quite the public endorsement from them:

Editorial: The Herald endorses Trump
The 2020 presidential election is about what people don’t want as much as what they actually do want.

For the left, getting Donald Trump out of office tops the wish list. It’s been that way since the day after the 2016 election. For them, everything the president has done is bad, every move sinister, and every policy one more nail in the progressive coffin.

To be fair, Trump hasn’t done himself any favors with his incessant Tweets, revolving door cabinet and mixed messaging on the coronavirus.

Biden allegedly offers a return to “normalcy.” But, what’s normal in 2020?

Biden’s platform is a risky love letter to social justice warriors and those who believe capitalism is the root of all evil.

They cite Quid-pro Joe's track record and close with this:

The Dow hovered around 19,000 when Trump was first elected — last year it hit above 26,000 — good news for everyone with a 401(k). Trump didn’t spend his way to a robust economy — he cut regulations and got tougher with trade negotiations.

He’s against defunding police, for holding China accountable for COVID-19 negligence and putting America first on trade, defense, the courts and, again, the economy.

He’s what America needs right now, decisive action to get us back to pre-pandemic strength — not an unfeasible spending spree in the name of a progressive utopia.

The Boston Herald endorses Donald Trump for president.

Well written and a wonderful endorsement. They see the reality and are not swayed by the loud cries of a small percent of "activists".

Happy blogiversary to me

| No Comments

Seventeen years ago today, I posted this:  


35,648 entries and 1,846 comments - thank you dear readers!


Been a long and fun ride - here's to another 17 at least.

And that is it...

| No Comments

Nothing much on the internets - the rumor mill is running overtime. Did Hunter Biden just fatally overdose? Did Joe have a small stroke from all the drugs they were pumping into his system? Nothing substantive.

Got some nice bones for the pups - wide short ones so lots of marrow. Got two very happy and very noisy dogs grinding away.

Heading up to Bellingham - want to get the old condo listed and sold in the next couple of months.  Pay for a couple of remodeling projects for the house as well as building the new shop. Proceeding as planned.

Time for some videos - see what the internet fairies brought me tonight...

And it is Justice Barrett now

| No Comments

Congratulations - I love that Clarence Thomas was the one who swore her in.

The votes were as to be expected - right along party lines with the usual suspects. Term limits anyone?

Changing the course of history in less than two minutes - do not get to see that every day...

Paraphrasing Benjamin

| No Comments

A new take on an old (and perfect) quote from America's first polymath:


Good - Hillary

| No Comments

From FOX News:

Hillary Clinton 'sick to my stomach' over possible second Trump term
Former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the thought of President Trump winning reelection makes her "literally sick to my stomach" on a podcast released Monday.

"I can't entertain the idea of him winning, so let's just preface it by that," Clinton told journalist Kara Swisher while a guest on her podcast. "Well, because it makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we'd have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership, and the list goes on."

That sour feeling in your stomach is not President Trump's landslide victory in eight days.  It is your 72 years of service to evil.  It is your chronic alcoholism. You own this Hillary - do not try to blame anyone else.

Russian collusion - Biden

| No Comments

Why would Putin say something like this if he didn't want Quid-pro Joe in the White House. From NBC News:

Putin rejects Trump's criticism of Hunter Biden's business
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden's past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump's attack lines in the U.S. presidential election.

Putin was responding to comments made by Trump during televised debates with Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Again, the idea that President Trump was colluding with the Russians is just a joke. What would they gain? How would they benefit? Trump's foreign policies have not been good for Russia unlike Hillary's disasterous sale of 20% of the USA Uranium deposits to Rosatom when she was Sec. State. And yes, Bill was subsequently flown over to Moscow where he delivered a speech and was paid almost a million dollars for his effort.

And out the door

| No Comments

Meeting with some people in 20 minutes.  Back in a little while.

The American people can see the difference and are not swayed by the media as much as the media would like to believe. From Eric Trump's twitter:

Some of the businesses were put into trust - Donald or any other family member can not access these funds or make business decisions.  This sidesteps any problems with the emoluments clause. This is one of the plain and simple facts that the TDS sufferers choose to ignore. After the current landslide election, Donald John Trump serves us for another four years and becomes a businessman again.  These trusts are disolved and he will regain control of his empire. Simple (and 100% legal) as that.

Sunday worship

| No Comments

The politicians have tried to close the Churches (COVID 'ya know...) but this happened on the National Mall earlier today.
From Abigail Marone:

And another view of the event from Major Patriot:

I am certainly no expert on estimating crowd sizes but I would guess 40-70 thousand people. NBC is calling it 15,000 people.  I have been at events where the venue would seat 15-20K people and this looks like a lot more. More than double that estimate. The Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA had this to say: "'Worship protest' on National Mall draws hundreds calling for churches to be reopened".  Have they no shame? Did they send a blind reporter to cover the event? From The Hill: "'Worship protest' expected to draw thousands to National Mall" - yeah - thousands.  Riiigggghhht...

Fake news pure and simple.

October 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Environment and Climate
Cliff Mass Weather Blog
Climate Depot
Ice Age Now
Jennifer Marohasy
Solar Cycle 24
Space Weather
Watts Up With That?

Science and Medicine
Junk Science
Life in the Fast Lane
Luboš Motl
Next Big Future

Geek Stuff
Ars Technica
Boing Boing
Don Lancaster's Guru's Lair
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
Hack a Day
Kevin Kelly - Cool Tools
Slashdot: News for nerds
The Register
The Daily WTF

The Argyle Sweater
Chip Bok
Broadside Cartoons
Day by Day
Medium Large
Michael Ramirez
Prickly City
User Friendly
What The Duck

Awkward Family Photos
Cake Wrecks
Not Always Right
Sober in a Nightclub
You Drive What?

Business and Economics
The Austrian Economists
Carpe Diem
Coyote Blog

Photography and Art
Digital Photography Review
James Gurney
Joe McNally's Blog
The Online Photographer

A Western Heart
American Digest
The AnarchAngel
Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler
Babalu Blog
Belmont Club
Bayou Renaissance Man
Classical Values
Cold Fury
David Limbaugh
Defense Technology
Doug Ross @ Journal
Grouchy Old Cripple
Irons in the Fire
James Lileks
Lowering the Bar
Maggie's Farm
Marginal Revolution
Michael J. Totten
Mostly Cajun
Power Line
Questions and Observations
Rachel Lucas
Roger L. Simon
Sense of Events
Sound Politics
The Strata-Sphere
The Smallest Minority
The Volokh Conspiracy
Tim Blair
Weasel Zippers

Gone but not Forgotten...
A Coyote at the Dog Show
Bad Eagle
Steven DenBeste
democrats give conservatives indigestion
Cox and Forkum
The Diplomad
Priorities & Frivolities
Gut Rumbles
Mean Mr. Mustard 2.0
Neptunus Lex
Other Side of Kim
Ramblings' Journal
Sgt. Stryker
shining full plate and a good broadsword
A Physicist's Perspective
The Daily Demarche
Wayne's Online Newsletter

Recent Comments

  • dick parks: Cheer up, Dave - You have to let love go, read more
  • JDHuffman: This is sick. Blasphemy. The cross did not kill Jesus. read more
  • Greg Jacobs: This one looks fake to me. First explain the palm read more
  • XRay: I lived nearby for 12 years. La Center. PDX was read more
  • XRay: He will be the only one. And will later live read more

Monthly Archives


OpenID accepted here Learn more about OpenID
Powered by Movable Type 5.2.9