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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Shadetree wrench Nick O'Kane found a basket case 1982 CBX and turned it into this sexy creature. Piclick for article; I'm off to renew my efforts on my shop conversion...

Glowing Pokemons

Straight from the Deptartment of the Lethally Obvious:

Pokémon Go is everywhere, and for some, that’s a problem.

Earlier today, Tokyo Electric Power Company urged players in Japan not to venture into the radiation zone around its damaged Fukushima reactor

If you have to be told not to chase imaginary cartoon characters around a leaking nuclear reactor... that's exactly what I want you do, preferably before you spawn.


For that "all day fresh!" feeling...

All Wet

Europe backing 'limitless' energy project in France

The European Commission said it was moving in line behind a French plan to build a pilot project that would help convert power from tides into electricity.

French energy company ENGIE plans to build a tidal energy project on the western coast of the Cotentin peninsula in the English Channel. Characterizing the pilot project as having a "limitless" energy potential, the French company said it aims to install four tidal turbines with a total generating capacity of 5.6 megawatts.

This again...

Look, we figured out centuries ago that tides and waves contain enormous energy; it's not a revelation. If this could have been done in a cost-effective manner, it would have been. The problem is not one of desire, but of mathematics. The ocean is the harshest operating environment for machinery this side of outer space. Corrosion and kinetic force are extremely hard on equipment. When the turbines break down -- and they will, quite frequently -- what would otherwise be relatively simple maintenance work becomes a major undertaking, since much of the equipment is either partially or wholly submerged.

These four turbines generating a measly 5.6 megawatts, (which figure I have no doubt is the nameplate capacity rather than the average net capacity), will almost certainly cost more to maintain than a coal- or gas-fired plant generating a hundred times that much. That 5.6 MW -- more likely in the 2 to 3 MW average output range -- is barely enough to sustain a small town, even before accounting for transmission loss. Even more so than wind turbines, the cost-to-return ratio simply isn't there. If it were, people would be building tidal generator stations as fast as they could machine the parts.

Tidal generators are a hippie pipe dream. Until we have MUCH more advanced and durable materials, that is what it shall remain. But the hippies and enviro-nazis never see any of this, let alone understand it; they just hear "clean" or "renewable," whereupon they categorically declare it to be better and imperiously demand that We Do This Thing Now. That's because engineering and maintenance are the concerns of we filthy Morlocks grubbing away in our caves of iron, while the artsy Eloi dance in the glorious sunshine, thinking Deep Thoughts and talking about unicorns and free love... Somebody fire up the grill; the herd needs culling.

Black Votes Matter

Thomas Sowell on the ongoing race hustle of the Democrats:

Hillary Clinton desperately needs black votes in this year’s close election. Promoting fear, anger and resentment among blacks — and, if possible, paranoia — serves her political interest. Barack Obama has mastered the art of keeping black voters aroused while keeping white voters soothed — thanks in part to the gullibility of much of the public, who mistake geniality and glib rhetoric for honesty and good will.

That's one consequence of universal suffrage: the office the President has become the object of an increasingly vulgar popularity contest.

Nothing reveals the political cynicism of the Obama administration like their campaign to force schools to reduce the number of black male students who are disciplined for misconduct. Because black male students are cited for disruption and violence more often than other categories of students, that is automatically taken to mean that racial discrimination is the reason.

The most obvious alternative explanation is that black male students engage in more disruption and violence than Asian females or some other students. But that possibility is implicitly ruled out.

What makes this such a farce is that many, if not most, of the teachers and administrators in ghetto schools are black themselves, and have no reason to discriminate against black males. What makes it a disaster is that only a few thugs in a classroom are enough to deprive all the other students of a decent education — which, for many, is their only chance for decent lives as adults.

Until blacks start to wake to the fact that LBJ and the Democrats put them back on the plantation fifty years ago, nothing is likely to change. Which is why the sorry state of our education system is NOT an accident; it keeps the status quo for the Donks by maintaining their herds of ignorant voting beasts in the inner cities. The last thing Democrats want is informed voters.

Monday, July 25, 2016

American politics explained...

...in less than a minute:

Sarandon: DNC is "Disgusting"

Well, knock me over with a feather...

On the question of the leaked emails indicating the DNC had actively sought to sabotage the Bernie campaign, Susan Sarandon derided the action as "disgusting."

"Nixon resigned when they broke into the headquarters," Sarandon said. "And now you find all this tampering going on, and I know there are lawsuits and things. I think we really have to ask what’s happened to us, in terms of what we’re willing to sacrifice to get our person in. What does it really say about us if this goes by unattended?"

Wow. Just wow. If Susan Sarandon has turned against the Donk establishment, that's not good news for Hillary. If even a third of those Sanders primary supporters refuse to vote for Clinton -- whether they vote for Trump or just sit on their hands is irrelevent -- it's a nearly insurmountable hurdle for her.

While the lefty media was busy taking snarky pot-shots at Trump's wife, they failed to notice that the foundation of their own house was crumbling away under the flood of populist revolt.

I don't know what is going to happen in November. I've given up trying to predict something as fickle as the American electorate. Given the mess of universal suffrage and the lack of voter I.D. laws, it's a crap shoot every four years. But I can tell you that the last time the Republicans were the populist choice on the ticket was 1980. Draw your own conclusions.

Just sayin'...

I don't play either of them. I prefer my games with guns. Or swords.

P.S. - That first link has a demo available. Consider that your Friday Timewaster for this week. Clever little hamster, aren't I?

Burning the Evidence

Nice attack: City refuses police call to delete CCTV images

Essentially, the national police tried to order the local government of Nice to destroy all recorded video evidence of the attack. Why would they do that? Here's their official line:

The paper said police and prosecutors wanted footage of the attack destroyed to preserve the dignity of victims and so it could not be used by jihadists for propaganda purposes.

Wow, that's pretty weak. Perhaps there might be another reason...?

But the French government has faced growing criticism about the extent of security measures and some reports have suggested the CCTV footage may show where and how police were deployed.

On Thursday, a French newspaper backed claims by the deputy mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, that the government had lied about policing of the event. Witnesses and a police source who has seen security camera footage told the Liberation newspaper that a single municipal police car was blocking the junction where the lorry entered the promenade. Mr Estrosi had previously questioned the government's assertion that more heavily armed national police were on duty at the entry point.

Nice-Matin newspaper said lawyers acting for the city authorities had asked the local prosecutor's office to put the CCTV images under sequestration so they could not be destroyed.

The national police shanghaied security for the event, didn't provide it adequately, and now people are dead. So naturally they want to destroy the evidence of their failure. The fact this order is coming from the national government points to the distinct possibility that someone very high up in Hollande's socialist administration -- perhaps even him personally -- ordered a reduction in security in order to avoid offending muzzies and now 80 citizens are dead.

Don't we all feel safer with Lefty apologists in charge of the world?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Timewaster

Star Trek: Wrath of Gems is unquestionably a leading contender for Dumbest Name Ever, but it's a good on-the-go game for grabbing a few minutes of play here and there during your day, (yes, I'm talking about when you're sitting on the throne). Or at least it's good if you like both match-three and Star Trek. Which I do.

Grab it for Robot or Fruit.



Thursday, July 21, 2016


Somebody's got an itty-bitty penis...

Iced Again

Cold July:

A group of climate clowns were planning on sailing around the entire Arctic Ocean through the Northeast and Northwest Passages (to prove there isn’t any ice in the Arctic) but are stuck in Murmansk because the Northeast Passage is completely blocked with ice.

It is July 20, and they haven’t made it to the Arctic yet.

Damn your ice!

Too late...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Law & Order

The black heroes who took down the Freddie Gray hoax.

There are still good judges out there, men who uphold the law rather than legislate from the bench. Barry Williams is one of them.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Everywhere a Sign

A sign made by morons, for morons:

The double-digit I.Q. government employees who spent taxpayer dollars concocting this idiotic sign are going to be horrified when they find out what fish do in the water.

News of the Norks

You can smell the crazy:

North Korea denounced the U.S. ambassador to Seoul for flying over South Korean airspace in an F-16 fighter jet.

"At this point when the heavy black clouds of nuclear war have gathered over the Korean peninsula it is a very significant development in U.S. North Korea policy that the U.S. ambassador in South Korea took a flight on a fighter jet," the spokesman said in an interview with state-controlled KCNA.

"It cannot be anything else but an inconceivably evil, vicious act that could only be the work of an insane madman," the North Korean spokesman said.

Uh... yeah. Okay. Sure, buddy. Hey, speaking of insane madmen, we just got this lovely new white van. Isn't it shiny? It's real comfy in back, too! Care for a ride? Here, try on this new jacket; it's the latest fashion among the Kool Kommie Krowd!

"We are carefully watching such movements from the United States and taking precautions. We will strengthen our nuclear deterrent to protect our nation's sovereignty and people's survival from the U.S. nuclear threat," North Korea said.

Psst! Hey Kim Jong Chubby, just a little heads-up: you must actually have a nuclear deterrent before you can strengthen it. Sorry, but rockets that crash or explode shortly after liftoff and nuclear bombs that don't go off... well, I'm afraid that doesn't qualify. Besides, nuclear deterrents are for the older kids; go back to your coloring books and we'll talk about it again in a few years.

Friday, July 15, 2016


According to this poll, I'm a "hostile sexist," scoring 4.17 on a scale of 5. Being that the poll is located on NPR's site, that's no surprise. What the drooling lefty dolts who wrote the poll would be surprised to learn, however, is the fact that my wife is an independent career woman with two degrees who travels frequently on her own, of whom I make no demands and she makes none of me. And we're happily married for a decade now. And I do most of the cooking.

Stick that in your poll and smoke it, you fuckin' hippie losers.


My first wife was Irish-Japanese. The only advice I have for you there is "Don't."

You're on your own with the wolf rearing.