This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
Boris is making nice nice noises, but also willing to just walk away. This is causing all manner of natter about him just really wanting to run out the clock and default “no deal” out. We’ve got 2 months to the (supposed) deadline to exit. Tick-Tock…
Just like all the other Soros Group “Movements”, once this one has failed to deliver or become a liability in the news, it suddenly vanished from news coverage. So they abused a gay Asian guy, discovered that the rest of us were not very fond of Abuse and Assault on Minorities, and earned themselves a couple of arrests. Then…. crickets….
So will they now “do nothing” until Soros rings up again? Are they just laying low? Is “The News” not covering as they were told to cover the Mueller Investigation Interview instead? Who knows… Like Black Lives Matter when folks start saying things like “ALL Lives Matter” and it looks like their impact is wearing thin, the news on them just ends.
Mueller? Mueller? Mueller?…
So this Icon Of Truth And Strength show up for the Democratic Witch Hunting Party and it turns out he’s a slightly confused old retired guy who mostly is wondering how come he’s not in his rocking chair today…
All of which leaves us wondering just which of Hillary’s Staff that he hired was actually running the “Investigation” (i.e. the “Get TRUMP!” squad).
Having thoroughly discredited the “investigation” by not knowing anything about it or even having read the report, Mueller exits stage left.. but not quite quickly enough.
Then, the Dimocrats who forced him to testify without first catching a clue how it was going to go down (believe your own BS much?…) proceed to have a Dog & Pony Show for the media claiming it gives them the basis for an Impeachment!!! Impeachment!!! investigation in the House. Just Oh My God Dumb.
The People have moved on. Trump is doing a good job and we know it. The Mueller Investigation is now seen as the “Doddering old guy lead around by Hillary’s Staff Hit Squad”.
The Democratic “leadership”? The TDS is strong in them… (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
Speaking of the Dims: Just to note in passing that they dumped the DNC upper managment because they were too white. Racist much? Anti-White is also racist (some of the Dim seem unable to grasp that point so I must point it out). Just how they think it will help them with the 3/4 majority who are white to be blatantly anti-white is beyond me. So one of THE big losing positions to take is to advocate for Racial Quotas, and here you are advocating for Racial Quotas… Meritocracy, it’s a very important thing that matters to anyone who believes in fair play and equal OPPORTUNITY.
The Stupid is strong in them, too.
This time on Baltimore.
Pointed out that after 50 years of 100% Democratic Rule it’s become a rat infested decaying mess. Democrats go BSC (Bat Shit Crazy) about it and start shouting “RACIST!!!!” as the poor Black folks there finally get someone asking why the $1.8 BILLION of Federal money dumped on Baltimore didn’t reach their neighborhoods.
Democrats: It’s YOUR town. You OWN IT. Go ahead and try to defend such abject failure to deliver a better life.
Ignite SJW Emotional Bomb – toss into middle of DNC / Candidate Race. Collect reward…
Speaking Of The Democrat Primary Race
We’ve had a couple of “debates” now and the candidates have had to fight each other to find a place at the far left edge of the stage (while not falling off into Crazy Land… oh, too late…)
They think they can win by promising to throw open the borders to unlimited immigration for everyone (so kiss off the idea of any “good paying job” with 1 Billion Chinese, 1 Billion Indians, and 1 Billion or so folks from Mexico on south all available for pennies a day – note that contractors need not be paid minimum wage as they are not wage rate paid…)
Then, to sweeten the pot, they want to give Free Health Care to anyone and everyone who steps over the border. How about giving ME free health care first, eh? What’s that? I’m a White Guy and Citizen so too bad?
On what planet do they think that’s a winning strategy? In very short order every single person with a significant chronic medical condition would book a “vacation” in the USA, and not leave, with those bothersome medical conditions now paid for by the TAXES on CITIZENS.
There’s more lunacy, but that’s enough right there…
Barr & Such
Last night I heard that Comey had been referred for prosecution but that the AG had declined at this time. Biding his time? Fishing for a bigger take down than “classified documents at home”? Letting Comey off the hook? Who knows, but watch this space. Maybe, at long last, some “Equal Justice” will be offered.
Iran & UK Ship
Looks like the UK and Iran have settled into an impasse. The entirely non-UK crew (mostly from lower cost places like south Asia) on the Swedish owned vessel were probably a disappointment to the Iranians. After all, the tanker owners will have insurance and they are not UK either.
I’d wondered why the UK had not put more ships on escort duty when they had captured the Iranian tanker near Gibraltar. Now it makes more sense. That ship is a British Ship in flag only. Flags are cheap… escort vessels are not.
Grand Solar Minimum & Prep
I’ve done some articles on food preservation and on minimalist “prep” inventory choices. It’s been a cool July, and now this first day of August has me “enjoying” cold mornings.
Overall, I’ve found that even basic, simple hydroponics yields a LOT more food quicker than dirt gardens. Partly that may be my particular dirt and limited water, but “whatever”. With a few hydroponic tubs I’m able to make lettuce, peas, and various cole crops happen in just a few weeks. With some fairly cheap LED bulbs I can do that year round without regard to the weather. I’m sold.
I’ve been trying meals from the Prepper Pantry and it’s been rather nice. Not at all a hardship. I think partly that is from my tendency to buy things I already eat; just with an emphasis on things that keep well and don’t cost much.
I have found that coconut oil (with a bit of salt added like salted butter) is a very nice replacement for butter in most uses. Not the same, but still nice results. This gives a long storage life alternative for all those boxed meals and such that require butter in the making.
My quasi-career as a car painter
Did my first trial of “just light polish / compound”. It removed very light scratching on my black car (black is the hardest to ‘get right’ as the clear coat makes whitish marks when abused) but didn’t do a thing to the deep ones.
OK, on to the more aggressive “compound” and 1000 to 2000 grit sand paper / shooting clear coat…
Of Timcast… has started a “straight news” channel called Subverse. He also started a crowd funding campaign to raise $1 Million to get things to a professional level of operations. In ONE DAY he hit $2/3 Million. It was amazing to see him do his morning show and it was already at $1/2 Million and he talked about how if they got the rest by tomorrow (now, today), he would set a world record for fastest crowed funded fund raising ever. Then in the afternoon show it was already at $2/3 Million.
You go Tim!
I’ll have to see if he’s hit his $Million already this morning ;-)
Here’s the video from last night when he was at $640,000 ish:
There’s a huge thirst out there for Real Straight News when one honest guy with a YouTube Channel can rise $2/3 Million in One Day on the promise to provide it.