Nothing bad happened, other than it was no longer ‘The Weekend’ ,,,,
And its rainin’
Constant steady drizzle type grey day,,,,
That means Grumpy Kat and her adoptees are feeling shut-in and the ‘grump’ gets a shot of nitrous. I made the effort to head that off at the pass by getting raw treats for them, and that helped, but, ‘still raining Dad, and you are in charge of DedKow and the world thermostat’
At least ShopKitty was happy as heck to see me this mornin’.
This rain is supposed to stick around for the next few days, and as slow as the cloud cover is moving, I dont doubt it. Sure won’t stop me from kayaking, only lightning does that.(and witches teat cold,,,) but I have obligations at home as well and if I ain’t takin’ care of them, no one is. The only “chore” I have effectively delegated at home is Mouse duty, and Grizz and Zoomz are on it, and quite well. Wet out, the mice go looking for dry and easy pickins, only to meet my little killers. I’m quite proud of them for that.
Ol’ girl turns 26 in October, can ya believe it?
And she is no slouch. May not be a race boat, but I am making no assumptions at this point. Lots of wind out here today and the amount of rocker this boat has, she was squirrelly as all get out when the wind started pushing. Very similar to how WW boats are: they’ll track ‘okay’ while you’re paddling, but the moment you let off, they want to swap ends. This one is doing that to a small extent, and it has everything to do with that rocker. So, while I was able to get some speed up, I don’t think I hit her limits. More like I had to keep making corrections so couldn’t push any harder than I was. Still, 5.6 mph isn’t nothing, but Ghost is faster at 6.3. Again, I don’t think that 5 6 is her limit.
You can see the chop in the water. The pic is from a bay that was blocking a lot of that wind, but the waves from the main lake were still making an appearance. I didn’t notice the waves, not even a little bit, with the occasional exception as one would break on the hull from quarters. Abeam, nothing, leading or following, even less, and only saw, never felt those breakers.
Down sides: that backrest has got to GO!! Tried leaning back and that thing hit me dead in the short ribs, painfully!!!. Until that is replaced, there will be zero layback rolls. I can do a sweep, but there are times where conditions arent going to allow it, but a lay back or forward sweep will do the trick. (I didn’t roll her, but I did find a rock and did my hipsnaps, both sides, and she hugs my hips enough that they felt effortless. I think me n this boat are gonna be longtime friends.)
She IS 26 years old. Her neoprene hatch covers are newer, replacements from Brookes in UK, but her deck bungees are floppy and sundamaged. They don’t hold very much or well.
And considering how worn out I am working through the wind today, she absolutely needs a skeg. And as comfortable as I was for 7 miles of paddling, I will make the investment in her. Got a line on a skeg kit for a Franklin, and while it won’t be this week, it will be soon. And a new Backband, thats first order!!!
And how did I get her??? Total horse trade. The owner wasn’t certian he wanted the Jefe after looking at the pics, but once he saw her in person, and paddled around a bit and felt how she handled,,, done deal. So, my expense was fuel to drive 106 miles, and I spent the rest of the day (till sundown) hanging with B, T and Bub. And the meal B n T produced,,,, OMG!!!! I hurt myself last night, and if I hadn’t shown restraint, would have done serious damage. Wish like heck I’d’ve snagged a pic of those bacon wrapped tenderloins stuffed with cheeses and jalapeños, cooked for 3 hours on the smoker,,,, the dang things melted in the mouth,,,, I told B, ‘good thing you’re the wrong sex and already happily married, or I’d be trying to snag ya up for myself.’
Weekends like this are what make the rest of the time in the Asylum manageable.
But we need to keep yelling about it from the rooftops,,,
How many times does it need to be said: “Government IS the problem”? I get to where I don’t even wanna bother because it seems like no one wants ta listen, and those that do, already say the same. I don’t like echo chambers,,,,
So what do you do? Keep the signal alive, hope it gets through the noise to those that need to hear it, and keep putting one foot forward, every day,,,,
Go read the article theres LOTS more good stuff there, even for those awake.
I’m taking a new to me kayak out for Church of the two bladed paddle today: needs some water therapy, then I’ll be back, maybe with something coherent of my own instead of linkies.
Nothing else to add, no need,,,
Runnin’round report Sunday. Cya then!!!
Posting will be lighter than my new usual light posting. Hopefully, if’n things go well, I will have a hella post up Sunday, mehbe, possibly, we’ll see,,,
What evah ya do, don’t let the Stoopid wear ya down. They almost got to me, and it wasn’t until I saw Bill Whittles Vlog displaying the Psakisockiepuppet replacement. Whoa, what a case of Whippets that’un is,,,
apologies for the down size posts, but my signal is so lacking right now, if I move my phone even one inch, its GONE!!! Still saying its sunspot activity, and that explains the heat this week as well.
So, y’alltake care of business on your ends, I’ll take care of mine and I’ll chatatcha on Sunday.
I hopped over to WRSA today, just cruised the headline posts to see what the world is doing, and I gotta say, things are
Monkeypox, Somalia escalation, still no one talking about the collapse of Sri Lanka, but hoo-boy are we all worried about our pie.
Any body stepped out and looked at the weather lately?
What I mean by that is: the Normies are still trudging along doing normie stuff, grumbling about how little the dollar buys, but still showing up and making the paycheck.
LIFE CARRIES ON.
As for the flu-boos and poxxy whatchmacallits, until I see trenches for mass burials, I am assuming any word on buggies is hyperinflated Boochit from the ministry of Propaganda to keep Joey and Janey Normal in fear and awe. Butchaknowhat? That chit ain’t working no more. You could say that some’uns yelled “FIRE” too many times. The war racket aint pulling ’em in no more either.
I wonder why that is?
Maybe the fact the ongoing collapse of the currency is making Joey and Janey really focus on imediate concerns, LIKE EATING, or making sure they have enough fuel in the go-buggy to just get to next week, let alone to somewhere.
And with all of this, my situation can’t get much better. I has water I can count on, 24/7, I has a power source that does what I need with back ups for more as needed. I am way off the beaten path and have ‘options’.
But more importantly, I has whats in my head, and no matter what the world does, or the stoopids* in Mordor on the Potomac do, I will ALWAYS have that. ‘That’ is answers to the problems of the day as needed and solutions reaching further than tomorrow, at least at the low altitude level I exist on.
* THE FRAUD was downgraded to ‘Teh Stoopids’ after I watched the new Press Secretary wobble her way through half an hour non answers that (almost) made Kamalaladingdong look halfway sensible. And the Twit needed NOTES to get even that far. Nopes! I know now there will be pain and suffering but ‘Teh Stoopid’ is only going to fail and fail big, and until then, everything is just going to get stranger. The only reality that makes any sense is that the puppetmasters know its failing and are making sure they ‘have theirs’ for when the ball finally drops.
The thing that burns me: it doesn’t have to be this way, there is more than enough in the world and we know it, that all of the failures happening had to be INDUCED and it should be obvious to any that will take a moment to observe. I’ll give you that the JIT was a wreck waiting for a reason, but the Fraud was the wrench dropper and even there, they have to KEEP dropping wrenches in and shutting valves off or burning factories to keep that wreck in fail mode. If they would drop away and leave well enough alone, the system would self correct. Thats the nature of free markets, if you leave them be
She ain’t MamaKat, but ahe is the Queen of the Shop I work in.
Rufus, mutt supreme, came in and was sniffing at her bowl. She was lounging there nearby, and without drama, let him know “Mine!” She just reached out a paw and pushed on his nose, no swat, no claws, no hiss: just a mild push away.
And she is cool with all the noise I produce and will sleep through purt much everything, EXCEPT, when I sit for a break, then its Snugz time!
And I want to list her somewhere for a forever home. She’s a sweety and deserves better than some crappy Shed/shop for a home. But I already have a triple handul with mine,,,
May have to stomach some Fakebook time,,,
No whining, especially in light of my recent protests that I need more time. All this week has maxed my hours, and I still have roughly three days, three FULL days on the docket, and there are a couple I know of, just not what the schedule looks like. Yeah, frickin’ haw!!! First decent pay of the year.
And I went on a lark last eve, contacted one of those kayak owners on Marketplace about his boat. Was planning on spending cash I dont really have for a boat I dont really need so that I could tentatively sell another boat to make up the difference. First contact and things got a little wonky, but in a good way. No cash now but some good old fashioned horse trading. One white water Creeker Boat (sometimes refered to as ‘spud’ boats, because they resemble potatoes in shape) for a 16.5′ seakayak, but one designed by a guy that I’ve taken cue from in the past. About time I get my paws on one and find out what makes his ‘different’, and where my desigms have slipped.
And if I really get the calling, I have a prime specimen for making a plug to remake the thing in honest to dawg fiberglass, or kevlar or Carbon fiber,
Obviously, with the current payscale thingy, that ain’t a happening this year. 🙄
Downside of a sort: some yokel dropped off another Kat at the worksite. She has adopted me as her Champion Hooman, and while she is a fine little kat, she is NOT coming home with me. I made her a “cave” at the shop so she can be safe, she already knows which dawguums to steer clear of, and I bought a 10# bag of kibble so she isn’t competing with the ferals for sustenance. She can be the shop kat. Her name is Skitty, and the poor bag of bones can’t be much more than 10 weeks old. Her gums are still showing ragged from losing her milk teeth.
Its been a good week and I want to keep it rolling, so,,, off to bed with my giddy kid at Christmas wound up like a top self. More later
Yeah, I kinda had a pissing fit this mornin’. So what. Maybe I need to do it more often, at least I received feedback about what I wrote, and in more comments than I usually get in a week of blogging with multiple a day posts.
As for the WHY I had a pissing fit,,, I get so damned sick and tired of hearing “theyz comin’ for our gunz” by people, that I would say 90% or better of, will never, EVER lift a finger to fight back against tyrants, other than slapping a membership fee to “The Lairds of Fairfax” (as Mike Vanderbaugh, RIP, so eloquently called the NRA) or VOAT HARDER.
I get frustrated reading so many comments like that and yet how many of those people actually do SOMETHING to make their lives better, other than operating completely in the Consumer profile: Make more to spend more and have more than the Jones,,,
How many would make a move to live off-grid and stick to it year after year?
How many actually know what HUNGER feels like? And I mean the deep down, hasn’t seen food for three days type HUNGER. (It’s been a LONG time for your scoundrel of a blogger, but I DO know that feeling when your stomach is gnawing on your ribs looking for a little substance, and you haven’t taken a crap all week, because, well, there’s NOTHING IN THERE,,,)
I make no bones about my situation in life, it sucks right now, because of choices I freely made, some with forethought, others with expectations that didn’t reach fruition, but ALL OF THEM, were MINE and MINE ALONE, and I don’t blame anyone else for it.
I don’t go chasing any ‘check’ from Unca Shugah to cover me. I know that by the time I reach that point where I should be able to apply for SSI, It’s going to be so far in the hole,,, IF it even exists then. And that time is not as far away as I would like. (and that is one thing I can’t do anything about, TIME and AGE.)(not completely true, I can take better care of myself and my health, and I can schedule how I use my time better, but time does not stop despite my strongest pleas, and AGE is not reversible,,,,). My own asphalt, and my own solutions: if they work, great, if not, regroup.
Now, I realize that the two links I provided didn’t ‘lend to my story’ so well, but I put them in place for a reason. The first one to BCE’s place was to point out the situation that sparked my fury. Not that his article did that, it was all of it, the shooter, that it’s looking to be another one of Professor X’s protege, with a healthy dose of FIbby Incompetence (and the fact that the whole thing is starting to be swept under the rug by the EneMedia, says it fizzled on them,,). The second link to Arthur Sido’s main page was so that others can go read all the research he has done into the cannibal feasts that are weekly events in places like Chi-congo, Destroyt, and some of the other hives that went Generational Blue back in the ’60s and ’70s. I linked him to show that there are more black-on-black multiple-victim shootings, and yet the EneMedia blacks it out constantly, yet the minute a whyte-dood does some stupid stunt, the blood dance begins in earnest. And the same characters on the other side start hollerin’ “Theyz gonna banz our gunz”. Bleating like Sheep over it is probably the more apt description,,,,
And that’s why I ran all CAPs in the one section in that post. I am sick of hearing that shit from people that are gonna be first in line to ‘turn ’em in’ (prove me wrong) where people like me may turn them in AFTER we have expended all of our ammo against those that came to collect(if we survive that long,,,).
And I can tell you, even with mentions in this blog, NOT ONE PERSON (other than me), knows what makes up my armory. Only I know how much ammo I have and of what. Only I know what “alternative means” I have acquired or have the means to manufacture. And while there is a profile on me in the rolls of the EOD, they don’t know to what extent I added to the knowledge they provided to me, nor will I elaborate on that.
And I mean to keep it that way.
And so should you.
The Forms the ATF and FIbs use at purchase aren’t supposed to be a Registry, but I think everyone knows it makes it so much easier to use paperwork like that to create one. BUT, this again goes back to the ASSUMPTION that Government is 1) Competent. 2) Omnipotent and 3 )Benevolent. If you laughed out loud on number one, Great, You have the right mindset. If you started to um-and-ahhh by number two, Keep digging, you have a lot more learning to do. And with number three, If you started to argue that I am F@#ked in the head and that Gov is trying to take care of us. Just close this page now,,,,
D’Ya want to see a competent Government? Don’t look towards the Swamp. Effective? yes, for now, but they are rapidly losing ground as more and more are waking up to their game, and more and more are asking hard questions. But Competent? Hardly. If they were competent, people like me would already have been lined up against the wall. The ONLY reason they are still as effective as they are has to do with COMPLIANCE. And that was the main point of my earlier post. STOP COMPLYING. They tell you that you aren’t allowed to own guns, MAKE THEM TAKE THEM AWAY. There is no way they can FORCE COMPLIANCE, it has to be given freely, and they have had a free pass on that for the last several decades. That they are now starting to get uppity about it shows that it’s failing on them rapidly, and they know that the end game is near.
And by that I mean STOP COMPLYING!!!
Stop advertising your possessions on GAB or Twatter or Fakebuk or whatever, like you were listing inventory for pick-up. Stop listing about all that ammo you picked up back in 2005 for pennies.
Stop the Opsec leaks dammit!!!! Y’all forgot that third “S” in SSS, didnya? Christ! The level of dumb exposed when things like this get to light scares me more than the FedBois shenanigans.
And this is just ONE event among many, the only difference is that its whyte-dood on persona de negro, so it ‘fits’ the narrative.
Seriously, I see the handwringing about ‘theyz gonna ban our gunz” and I wanna bitchsmak y’all. They can write whatever laws they want; hell, they HAVE,and the location of this ‘event’ adds impetus to my point. The said weapon and magazine combination along with the B.A. are already “illegal” in NawYawk, and yet, here we are,,,
My point; they can not, CAN NOT, enforce these laws without YOUR compliance,,,
SO STOP FUCKING GIVING IN AND PLAYING BY THEIR FUCKIN RULES!!!!
I gotta do the work thing and I don’t need to let my BP go off the chart
Alternatively, is this the point where we would be able to say “and so it began“?
Are there hoarders? Some I’m sure, some that would be guilty of the charge laid out by sillypsaki. Not enough to be able to claim NATIONAL SHORTAGES. But there is the little detail that hundreds of pallets of formula were sent to aleviate the shortage at the border, by the very same peeps that are pointing fingers, damning the American people.
When y’all get to the point ya wanna start shootin’,,,
It might be too late,
and the row will be very tough and VERY bloody.
Shoulda started back in November of 2020 IMO,,,,
More later. Maybe the sun’ll come out and un-chill this pessimists heart
No matter where I am in life, where my emotional state resides, it always comes down to “its my choice”
My current sit’u’ay’shawn,,, my choice. Don’t want to go into details about shit, but the last couple weeks ain’t been good for this ol’blogger dude. And its all by choices I made, good or ill, that are reaching a nexus to my next set of choices.
Oh, I’ve been here before, a time or two, and I dont relish the direction some of my choices are leaning, but at some point, ya have to cut the mooring lines and set sail. Being tied to a dock when the seas are rising may not be the best place to be.
Me thinks those seas are getting pretty rough
I ain’t happy, its effecting me in ways that hit me sideways yesterday, and when I hit that point,,, shits gonna change, right the F! Now, and some peeps are gonna be “didn’t see that coming” shocked.
“We get the tyranny we are willing to tolerate ” and sometimes that tyranny is self imposed. Its ALWAYS a choice.
As for the Kabuki Theater,,, they are losing and in big ways, which is why we are seeing Disinformation Agencies and Evironmental Justice Agencies. They are impelled to strong arm their views because their views have no basis in reality. I’ve said it many times here: This all ends when we (ALL) say NO!
Beginning of the week at J.O.B., and i was sent out to put out fires with one of our newbs. Gotta say, kid impressed me. 18yo and no slouch to work, and makes up for experiance with a willingness to learn. If we had a million more like him, this mess of a country could be turned around.
Swapping BS while driving ‘tween fires, he let me know that he knows his world has been filled with lies, and he trusts nothing unless he can see it with his own eyes.
A millennial with a ‘show me’ outlook, and doesn’t like video games,,,, Wow!!!
Maybe its that he grew up in Appalachia; the place the great depression never left, so he hasnt been as spoiled like those closer to the hives. But I don’t think so. We’ve had our share of twits that weren’t worth spit when it came to learning. This’un; he pays attention, asks questions, and jumps in with both feet and hands ready.
Told Son of Bossman ” keep this one around, he’s not stoopid”.
Back in shop today, repair n replace day so things will more skullsweat than busted knuckles. I’ll have more up later as I fugure something worth discussing. Not gonna waste my breath over the Kabuki Theater. Others are doing far better than I there, and that its becoming painfully obvious that all the ‘news’ we see spun, has the barest relation to reality,,,, No, just wanna get by at this point, and the managers of the world are showing they missed the basics in Kindergarten. But Boy-howdy did they learn how to spin bullshit,,,,
I haven’t been idle here at the Ol’bloggy thingy. I’ve written three posts and all of them are sitting in moderation, awaiting for my decision to post or flush. I haven’t made up my mind as yet.
The problem as I see it, and one I have known for years, is this: Those that are listening aren’t the ones that NEED to hear it, and those that aren’t listening, NEVER WILL. Those that aren’t listening are too entranced by the Sirens call of Mass Media which has shown its true colors of a manipulative abusive spouse.
Even when I have some readers that are fence sitters, I have noted that they will attempt to defend their positions, using the usual lefty shifty obfuscation, attempting to re-direct the conversations. This is well covered by guests over at Sarah’s house. The lefts defenses are hollow, they know it, and know the arguments can’t stand against five minutes of critical thinking.
Ever noticed the difference between modern comics vs mid 70’s comics? By comic, I mean comedians. Watch a George Carlin Skit, back in his hey-days of the 80’s, when he had refined his shows to a razors edge. The Entire show was stock full of punchlines, but when you hit that 60 minute mark, the ultimate punchline was delivered like a blow from Mike Tyson, and it was all woven around a theme. Modern comedians are more like watching a modern show on Netflix, lots of plot circles, but no storyline that takes you to a destination. (To be fair, There are some comedians out there that emulate Carlin’s style: Black is one, but ‘short attention span theater’ seems to be the order of the day. Most people only want a minute distraction, not something that ‘makes them think’.
When I split with my Ex, I gave up the ToOB as I wanted to make my life as simple as possible. I felt that I needed ‘something’ and what I was getting from those moving images was not it. BEST MOVE EVER!!! I picked up my books again. I fell face first into the hole of Heinlein and some others, but the second time around I started paying attention, not just ‘escaping’ like I had when I was in my teens. And then there were the web searches, falling into a rabbit hole on Wikipedia (before it became all politically correct like it is now.) and coming to the surface in the wee hours of the morning after following one clue into ‘machining rifle barrels’ and coming out near ‘home foundry metal casting’. Or those nights looking for ‘The Federalist Papers’ and finding out that we had been deflected in school and there was an alternate side of that argument (duh!!!, there are ALWAYS two sides to an argument), then spending a day or three reading and comparing between the two sides.
and of course, delving into my growth out of liberalism into Abolitionism. And that was inspired by the likes of Claire Wolfe, Edward Abby, Larken Rose, and Diogenes of Synope. Learning just how insidious the taxation that ‘is inevitable, like death’, really became over the last 100+ years. (seriously, TRY to figure out just how much you pay in taxes, not just what you file, but all the little nickle and dime stuff from sales tax, to fuel tax, to property tax, etc etc etc. It’s HUGE, and a lot more than just some paltry 30% that you file every year. ) Some of you may have even noted that “tax day” and “election days” are exactly six months apart: Ever think about what that implies? It wasn’t an accident, let me tell you.
And due to all of my ‘self-education’ after the split, I started getting seriously angry. Not about the state of the world; that’s just a symptom. I started getting angry about the education systems and how they created the disease that our world issues are the symptom OF.
I know, total conspiracy crap, right? But when the proof is out there, how can you NOT see the conspiracy? And that it took well over 100 years to reach this point where we are,,, Three generations, maybe four if you go by the 25 year mark instead of 30, but the point is the same: there was a plan in place, and it was NOT going to happen fast, and there were people making the moves to ‘change’ the world.
Francis points out this little tidbit by Heinlein,
The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of “loyalty” and “duty”. Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute, get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.
and says that Heinlein got ‘exactly backwards’. He’s right of course, when the society is that far along, DUTY says that you need to fix it, and that is the ONLY reason I haven’t shut down completely. I may be having a spell of ‘flings hands in air, hides in closet’ right now, but I am still here, trying,,,
it just seems like the audience is wrong, and I haven’t a clue how to hit the audience needed, NOR do I have a clue how to ‘wake them up’. They don’t WANT to hear reason, they want the unicorn farts and rainbows.
and that makes me want it to burn. Let the failures cascade into a wasteland of dog eat dog, and those unicorn lovers will fall the wayside so that those understanding of Loyalty and Duty will be able to rise again.
I am the cynic. I know that both scenarios are rife with issues. And nature abhors a vacuum. Something would take the place of the power structure we have, and what that power structure could be may be MUCH WORSE. Nehemiah Scudder type WORSE. (read your Heinlein if that name means nothing to you.). I know people like me, that are capable, will be dogged in the future as hoarders, or selfish, or racist, or whatever. Hell, we are NOW: the term ‘prepper’ is being used as a slur in certain circles. My argument about ‘fire extinguisher in the kitchen’ or ‘car insurance’ is always deflected by ‘but that’s different’. Different ‘HOW?’, but then I already know the recipient has decided for themself that I am just ‘weird’ and stupid and deplorable.
I don’t really know what I am trying to reach in this post. This is coming straight from the head to the hands, no edits, so you get what you get here. I’m tired of the games the EneMedia is playing, bought and paid for by powerful people that hate the world as it is, and in response to their own self-loathing. They may think they love themselves, but deep inside, I think they really despise who and what they are, and it reflects in their actions and motives. Unfortunately for the rest of us, they do have control of the levers of power and we have to adapt to the changes they induce on our world.
Adapt, or die.
and that has NEVER changed, not one whit since the first monkey came out of the tree and hit one rock with another.
Mike links and fisks the article.
And here is the tagline that jumped out and said “THIS!!!”
Here is where we intersect with the meta-story about journalism. The objective of journalism is no longer to inform the public, but to weave a story of their choosing into a larger tapestry. emphasis mine
The whole scene is manipulation writ large, the whole relationship is abusive and narcissistic, and its all to retain power for certain ‘chosen’ types ‘with the right education and references’.
And some times, its just too much to address
“This ain’t workin’, better find a way to bury it.“
Doesn’t that seem the game plan of TPTwB these days. Covidiocy was cracking up on the shores of fact; introduce a ‘not’ war-war to gin up some sort of support, and bury the failing narrative. Uke-war not doing its deal: ‘leak’ word that Roe vs Wade is about to be overturned and get all the Harpies in a tizzie.
Or said another way: KABUKI THEATER.
And that is why I have been rather silent the last couple, (along with serious distraction by a wayward unicorn. )
The only current I see in the play book is total disregard for FOUNDATION. Principles; what’re those? Todays angst is tomorrows MEH. And in a week, the 🇺🇦 will be divvied up just like Putin wants, accords will be settled so that Xi-den and Co can keep the money laundering racket thing,
Maybe,,,, 🤔 There is still a part of Deep State that wants Russia on its knees begging for relief. COLD WAR II,,, I don’t understand it, see zero gain in it, but then, I don’t have skin in the MIC either. No Stock in Raytheon or Boring or any of the other govt contractors,,,
Gonna do a little more surfin’ today before I give this anymore skull sweat. Back later.
Second deal of the century went ‘Poof!’. Didn’t have my ducks in a row fast enough,,,
*sigh* mehbe next time.
Not like I don’t have a small fleet of good boats already. Just desiring something a little more ‘top shelf’.
I’ll keep looking for my unicorn,,,
I’ll be back up later.
Thats my story n I’m stickin’ to it!!!
Note that LOW average speed? My average last week was 4.3ish. Not 2.8. I may have hit that 5.9 today, but it was with the turbo blast of wind coming off the Dam of the lake I was on. (and Selkie felt like she was skiing across that water, without much of my help other than to keep me upright and pointed downwind.)
2.4 miles total travel and I felt more beat up this week than last. That wind was brutal today. Even the bassboats headed in about the same time I was. Freakin’ wind was tossing all of us around.
All good though, I managed to get water time in, still feel froggy when I start out but that subsides quick. The more seat time I get the better that transition responds. New foot rest worked just fine (did I mention I needed to change that last week? Don’t recall,,,, If not, yeah, the foot rest was way off and I made new and even managed to get the parts that I can’t make ordered and on hand before the weekend arrived. Yay Me!)
And I need a new GPS. that one is good enough to use as a dashboard for things like this, but the maps in it are all wrong. And Garmin no longer supports it: hasn’t in several years. SO, no new maps for it and my breadcrumb trail in it shows me on land for half of this little jaunt. No shoreline, but ON land, by several hundred meters in one instance.
C’est la Vie,,,, It can wait, as I have no real need of it currently, and what I have does work, it just doesn’t do ALL I would like of it. And a breadcrumb trail is a breadcrumb trail: what the ‘map’ says doesn’t have to correspond to the territory you are in, in this case. (and have you seen the prices on new units, sheesh!!!)
Tomorrow is domestics day, and “fix someone else’s truck day”, doesn’t seem to be much moving in the world of the FRAUD this weekend, so I may not post anything tomorrow. If I do, it is guaranteed to be frivolous and silly. I’m feeling kinda silly this week.
Man, talk about a week. Still riding on that rush of testosterone from last week. And I plan on adding to it today. Just as an aside, ya ever have one of those workouts that caused you to have itchy connective tissues? If you have I don’t need to explain further, but if you haven’t, its a DEEP itch, that you can’t get to, right where the muscles hit bone. Been feeling that the last couple of days, in my chest and lats. Did a little math on the race, just for giggles, and came up with roughly 6300 paddle strokes to complete that race. Thats A LOT of push up and pull up motion and while not as strained as a push up or a pull up, it adds up, and makes for lean muscle growth.
So those peeps that like the long pig won’t find me all that palatable. I’ll have some seriously tough and stringy muscle mass that won’t make for good eatin’. LOL.
Yah, Gallows humor; sometimes it’s what carries you through.
Did some reading this AM before donning the neoprene, which I am warming up as we speak (it can be COLD when you first put it on.) and saw this,,,>> https://youtu.be/CMRPD_wV__k <<. over at Emeralds Substak. (you’ll have to C+P the link, I don’t want to embed it and get his “ICK” on my blog.)
That there are people with such self loathing, loathing of their own species,,, even a five year old can hear the circular logic in this POS’s words, and yet its Crap like this that is up there guiding the world towards whatever. Their own hatred drives them to such positions. Why them and not us? Because WE just want to be left alone and those pieces of shit can’t get that particular point through their heads. THEY are compelled by their own self-hatred to force the rest of us into their mold, and then cry rivers when we don’t comply (or worse, throw tantrums and cause genocides and the like. )
Am I othering in this case? DAMNED STRAIGHT I am!
I have a feeling listening to this pustule that IF I were ever to be in the same room as him and he opened his pie-hole, I would shove his foot into it with PREJUDICE!!! Not that I would ever be in such a place and time, I am way far below that level, and happily so. That filth is why we are suffering the things we do, when in fact, the world is full of resources and opportunities IF ONLY WE WEREN’T REGULATED TO THE POINT OF ASPHYXIATION.
But no, these people don’t see the human race as viable or worthwhile (Their words) all while being a part of that (or are they? that could be debatable, and why we ‘joke’ about lizard people,,,). And they wonder why people like me despise them so much. Even a stray cur dog has more sense of self-worth and belonging than those POSs display. I think the proper term is NIHILISM, and “THEY” display it in Brobdingnagian proportions.
OK, time for me to get my narrow ass to the Church of the Two Bladed Paddle and reinforce the proper attitude to get through the dearth of proper work and finances.
Not much to add to today. Just a little disappointed in one of my recent purchases, so I figured I would share it with you.
Buffalo needed new doorhinge bushings, and the only way I could purchase them local was as a pair of ‘kits’. New Pin, new bushings and a retainer clip. $10/each kit.
Now, I have never had issues with these before. Done this a few times on chevys since the design sucks mucky pond water. The bushing wears out and there becomes a half inch of play in the door and all kinds of heck starts to happen. In Buffalos case, it was a noisome gap at the top that continually whistled and allowed rain in when on the highway. Not much, but an annoyance to say least.
SO, kits in hand, do some strange framing and straps and blocks of wood with rolling jack under the door to hold things ‘kinda’ in place while I hammer out the old pins: Easy peasy. Then I get the new bushings in place. This is where things started going sideways. Dunno who is making those bushings for Dorman, but they SUCK!!!! Shattered two of the four, JUST PUTTING THEM IN PLACE. Wasn’t even hammering on them, just slipped them in place and levered the door in to hold them there, and crack!; they fell into pieces. Not going to even bother trying to get replacements, I needed that door in place to leave the ‘Stead,,,and, well, you’ll see. Redneck School of engineering and Machine shop services came through.
So, I started digging around. Found a chunk of old copper pipe that was heavy walled and and just the right ID for the pin: chucked it onto a drill and did some redneck machining with a grinder while the drill was the ‘lathe’. I did use a my dial caliper to make sure I didn’t over do it, but that was as high tech as my little shop managed. Those bushings are supposed to be hammer forged brass or bronze; they were simple cast parts. Cast won’t hold up to the stresses a door places on that area, PERIOD. I’m just glad it happened while I was in there doing the deed, and not later on this week (if that long) and really got under my skin. I hate to do shit twice, when once should be good enough.
Seeing how I like my Chevy, and that such a small part is now crap from the factory, I think I am going to make a die to manufacture new ones. Something I can clamp into a press and form new parts with. Old brass washers are good enough and with a proper die, they will form nicely. Anneal the washer before pressing and it will work harden I have the old pins and dimensions and making a die, is really just turning two chunks of steel in the lathe. (three since there are two sizes of bushing: different internal dimensions, but same outer).
Or not. So many little projects going on as it is, those parts can be turned on a lathe in about 5 minutes instead of making a die that I will need once every five years or so. Just another piece of clutter in a tool shop that doesn’t exist yet,,,,
And I really need to get on that aspect seeing how there are things I can make that other people are going to need and with issues of the day: IE supply chain snafus, parts backordered till next year in some cases, etc etc,,,,, Well, a guy with a welder, grinder and Engine Lathe has some serious collateral for bargaining. And Knowledge, gotta have the knowledge and a “we can fix that” creative attitude.
As found @ BCEs place
Call it what ya will, but what I see is a small group of, I guess people is a loose enough term, though human is too specific, that wish for a large portion of the world to die off. That they manipulate resources to ‘help that along’, is what I would call voluntary manslaughter or conspiracy to commit same.
THE GREAT RESET, Right? That plans have been made by ‘Great Minds’ <sarc off> with apx 7 billion inconvenient facts wobbling around the surface of this rock,,,,(IF you can trust census’, I’m not so sure anymore)
“If someone is tryin’ to kill you, you try to kill’em right back.” Malcom Reynolds Firefly.
Its Friday, its not the time I want the flush of positivity my race weekend gave me to ‘go buh-bie’ . I’m still feeling plenty of good vibes from it and its the crap loose upon the world that wishes it gone. If I am muddled in the quagmire of world events, I am not an effective unit against it.
Orwell and Huxley are drinking heavily on the otherside, lamenting, ‘why didnt they frackin listen to us’,,,
More later, gotta earn the TP that peeps still accept as currency for now.
Been at this blogging thingy for over a decade now, and the single most important lesson Ive learned: no one listens if they aren’t already awake, and the awake don’t need to hear it’
Well, yes, yes we do. We need the reminder that we are not out here alone in the wilderness of a world devolving into communist insanity.
The biggest problem I run into is repeatedly finding a serious lack of actions from the right. In December of 2020 when the (s)election Cycle was so brazenly stolen, I posted fir a million person march on DC, armed to the teeth and talk to NO ONE. What reposnse did it get? Crickets. Then Jan6 rolled around and the steal was written into ‘reality’ and still, other than those that are STILL incarcerated for non-crimes (other than they scared SanFranNan, who needs her botoxed face busted a few times to remind her just WHO foots the tab on her salary) nothing.
Have we not been given reason enough to make the effort to ‘change the course of human events’? Do we really need to be subjected to a Holodomor event, or total economic crash to get us off the couches?
I keep at it; that DOnt quIT thing doesn’t only apply to kayaking. And I pray that things will turn for the better,
But I sure as crap ain’t holding any hope of it.
And then I read this,,, *sigh* I agree completely that this can not Stand or this country is finished, but part of me reads it and thinks ‘we are already finished. It just hasn’t stopped moving yet’. And I expect the people will let the ratchet click another couple teeth tighter and still ‘nada’ happens.
I get it. There are those out here that just want to make our way in life and be left be. But there is that side that pursues making their dime on the efforts of everyone else, and I am not talking honest employers, I’m talking politicians who haven’t skill one other than grift. The politicians that find those they can appoint to position and ensure they can carry the grift forward.
Or sell their ‘position’ for politcal gains to foreign actors, as evidence indicates of SCROTUS,,,,
That DHS is forming a Minitru isn’t surprising to me: that they are openly willing to stick a thumb in the eye of the population, where they have had a defacto Censorship campaign through private corporations for, openly, the last two years, but in actuality,Decades; well,thats beyond me and my scope. Unless,,,the whole intent is to instigate insurgency,,, that might be plausible reason enough. I do keep saying ‘they need a war’, and even with all their efforts of late, it isnt enough. And all of this is internal competition between warring factions of Leftard ideology. You have those that want the US to become the equivalent of USSR communism, and then you have those that really think “the great reset” is the next best thing since Cuba. And those very same peeps that think Cuba is so awesome have no clue what they desire. On one side, they need the Right to revolt so that they have the excuse to clamp down harder. For the other side, they just want the US smacked flat so far the country can’t recover without an outside influence like Schwabbie, Davos and Soros. And Soros doesn’t give a flying fig about the US other than the fact that he wants to make even more money off of our collapse, like he has done with other dying economies over the decades since he sold his soul to Hitler.
Just more to get my craw irritated right now, and further rankle the masses they wish to subject. And for the life of me. I dunno what to do about it: write my congress critter? HaH!!! That Turtle-boy likely has his autograph all over the appropriations paperwork to authorize the funding for this mess. Write my Senator? Rand Paul is probably already in the thick of trying to get this thing shackled before it gets on its feet, and good luck to his efforts. About the only thing I can do is sabotage their efforts of twisting the information by dumping loads of crap on-line for them to try and discredit or whatever they are going to do. OR, if I had the means, create another Babylon Bee like parody site and just start feeding the beast a bunch of Dripping Sarcasm that shows how Omni-impotent they truly are.
As things sit now though, all I can do is try to support those places that are doing those things and keep on keeping on doing what I have been doing here for the last 14 years. Sending out a signal and hoping someone in need picks it up.
Mehbe y’all noted a slight shift in my attitude lately. Yeah, its there and I FUCKIN’ NEEDED IT.
In no small part, the race Saturday (and good people, good food and good beer) has a LOT to do with that shift.
Ya see, when you are in what on dry land looks like a big boat but isn’t, and you are in the middle of thousands of acres of open water, sore and tired, and your goal is ‘way out thatta’ways’ ; QUITING IS NO OPTION. I saw/felt it personally and vicariously. I felt it when I was crossing that Bay to the finish. And I saw the same while B and T were struggling up wind across that same bay. I was using 18x binos and they both looked so insignificant on that water from 3/4mile distance. You realize just how POWERFUL we really are when you realize that everyday the great wide world is doing its damnedest to kill us and yet,,, here we are!!!
We are our own worst enemies. If we let the surrender monkies in our heads, they feed on our fears and we fold up, quit paddling, cower and cringe. Their arguments sound so logical and inevitable, so we listen. And the worst part is, they have good intentions, so we get sucked in to those fears. They end up living rent free in our heads, we lose sight of the end goals/shoreline and quit paddling. When you’re in a little itty bitty boat that gets swallowed up in waves, not moving is DYING.
But reality always wins. That shore may be over the horizon, but is still there. We may be worn to frayed edges and near delusional, but we MUST keep paddling, even when the fogs roll in, THAT SHORE IS STILL OUT THERE. DOnt quIT
Reality ALWAYS wins. Plans created on ideas not based in realties WILL FAIL. Any engineer can tell you ‘too many moving parts, equals unaccounted and unacceptable complications’. When plans created for 7 billion odd moving parts that have minds of their own,,,, it can’t work. Especially when many of those parts are actively looking for work arounds before the plan is implemented. What appears a problem is just an unseen solution, an opportunity for something different, better, brighter. Stop buying the ‘all hope is lost’ and start looking for that shoreline/unseen solution.
Just DO IT!!!
Note to B: Tonya was right, I NEEDED to race…