In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Somebody was Sleeping?

Modern U.S. destroyers are marvels of technology, high speeds, and maneuverability....unless it's around large, lumbering cargo ships, or tankers. For some reason, they just can't avoid being broadsided by these large ships. 

Maybe it's like rabbits staring at dim headlamps and becoming mesmerized. I don't know, but whatever the reason, too many sailors are dying. 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

While Driving Evening Before Last

My wife, and I, were driving along the secluded back roads around our home. As we traveled, we noticed how many cattle were scattered in the fields along the road. With the late Summer green, and the sun low in the West, it was pleasant as we discussed our thoughts.

We talked about how too many are clueless about what it takes to feed a nation. The acreage is enormous and the dedication of ranchers, and farmers, is ignored by those that are only three days from chaos, if the food isn't produced and brought to the cities.

My brother rode out hurricane Rita in Houston due to his job. He had safe shelter, so the storm wasn't a concern, except for the cleanup. Everything went well, but his trip to a grocery store right after the storm was a sobering experience.

With everyone evacuating, the shelves were almost empty. All the aisles usually filled with what people wanted had slim pickings, if any. Those returning were forced to do without, until the shelves were filled again. It was about guaranteed, but I doubt any really thought of the problems that would have developed if they didn't.

I don't think many in the capitol, that live in the large metropolitan centers, help broadcasting on the alphabet networks, or are too young to know better, realize many of their goals, ideas, lifestyles, and agendas are alien to those that work hard to insure they have comfortable lives. They can't exist without what is brought to them, yet those they thumb their nose at can survive for the entire lives on what they know they can produce.

We live in interesting times, and maybe too many are too comfortable. For those that work hard, surviving would only be an inconvenience. For those that are completely dependent on those that produce, they're only a few days from anarchy. They should think about this, and change their attitude.



Friday, August 18, 2017

Today's Ephiphany

After watching my family shrink over the years, many people I admired greatly are now gone. Those left rarely attempt to contact me, many are batshit crazy liberals, and I realize I not only don't care for the opinion of many, some have such a bizarre view of reality, I doubt I could spend any time with them without becoming angry, or pointing out how they've succumbed to a bad case of the dumbass.

I don't know if this is normal, but it's my reality.

End of Careers

In response to the collision of the USS Fitzgerald with the ACX Crystal, the Navy will punish the commanding officer, the executive officer and the senior enlisted sailor. They will be relieved of duty and disciplined.

While there are a few theories about what happened, including a conspiracy theory the Fitzgerald was intentionally rammed, the basic fact is a U.S. warship was rammed, while underway. That's unforgivable, except in the most extreme of conditions, and those in charge will be removed from duty after such an incident.

My brother served in the Coast Guard. My father served in the Coast Guard and the Navy. I doubt either would have been sympathetic to those in charge during the collision. Of all the things that can go wrong at sea, having those in command unable to prevent a collision with all the technology now available is unforgivable; and a terrible lack of responsibility to those on board expected to trust those in charge.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

It Will Reach a Point

Most people enjoy their peace; especially when it's their daily dealing with life. That includes going to the grocery store, some errand running, personal dealings with the local government, and ferrying children to and from school.

So, with the ass clowns stirring things up, inciting riots, destroying property, and generally causing as much mayhem they can get away with, most people will reach the point they're had enough, and the reactions might not be pretty.

While the larger cities may be more tolerant of the shenanigans, smaller cities will not be tolerant, and those so inclined to cause people to fear their daily travels will find they're days of fun are over.

I don't know who funds these groups, but they're the problem, and the problem needs to be eliminated.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's the Evaporator Coil

Yesterday, in the process of checking out my truck ac, I put some dyed freon in the system. Today, I crawled under the truck, found oil on the frame, and after checking with the ultraviolet light, found it glowed bright green.

The dyed oil is from the system, and the reason it's on the undercarriage is that that's where the evaporator coil drain is right above that spot.

So, tomorrow the truck goes back into the shop that changed the evaporator coil over a year ago. Since it's such an odd event for the coil to fail, my contention is the coil was faulty, and they should repair it for free. We'll see.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I Have the Red Ass

A little over a month ago, I changed the compressor on my truck air conditioner. I flushed the system, added the correct amount of oil to the compressor, changed the accumulator, replace the screen/ orifice, and pulled a vacuum on my system. The vacuum held, I placde freon and everything was good....until this morning.

On the way to work, I noticed the ac wasn't cooling. When I had time at lunch, I checked the pressure, and it was low.

This evening, I added some freon, checked the pressure, and the final result? The compressor is not working.

So, I'm pissed. At the time of year, when the heat is worst, I have to deal with crappy auto parts.

Bleh!!!!

Monday, August 14, 2017

So, What Happened?

There was a fiasco in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. Some terribly ignorant, or determined official gave a permit to those that would obviously collect violent dissenters, and then the police stood down. Whatever the motivation, the decision led to what anyone else would call a train wreck about to happen.

One was killed, when a young man drove into a crowd of people There are no facts stating his motivation, and the new narrative by the media is he was a conservative Republican with an agenda.

So, what happened? An official was either directed, or decided to give a group of radical individuals the opportunity to create mayhem, and injure innocent people. With an obvious directive for the police to stand down, only the worse could happen.

Personally, I believe it was an orchestrated event, with those that realize huge profits from hedge funds right in the middle. They have huge resource, can buy any corrupt official, and the media is too stupid to realize they're puppets for those they constantly decry as evil.

Is there a solution? Yes, stop watching any of the alphabet networks, including your favorite crappy sitcom, and start educating those you know about how they're nothing but pawns in the effort to create havoc for money, and power.

Friday, August 11, 2017

It's Probably All Crap

With all the posturing by North Korea, and by the United States, all I can think of is the two nations talking in private, keeping the B.S. stirred, and the media lapping it up like a kitten with spilled milk.

Maybe I'm too skeptical, but I doubt seriously North Korea could launch a nuclear warhead to their beach, and the United States has enough anti-missile hardware on station to prevent anything beyond. Otherwise, it's all just part of the grand scheme to keep enough tension to influence the money in the favor of those that profit most from building war machinery.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Somewhat Amazing

With all the news that's important, many media outlets are reporting on the court battle between a DJ accused of grabbing Taylor Swift's butt, and Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift says she was grabbed, reported the incident, and smiled for the fans, as the meet-and-greet continued. The DJ says he didn't, and is suing for losing his job.

I guess Taylor didn't have the mental acuity to slap the crap out of the DJ. That, or she realized the photograph of the DJ's hand appearing near her butt would look suspicious.

Anyway, with the inability of Congress to repeal Obamacare, the media attempting to stir up war, and the continuing investigation to find out if Trump helped Russia influence the election are not nearly as important. Maybe they should attempt to pull fingerprints from Taylor Swift's butt, or get some DNA sample. I'm sure they could find at least one volunteer for the job.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Inflation and Not Paying Attention

Inflation, since 2008, requires you to spend 13 cents more for each dollar to buy the same thing you could buy for a dollar. If that doesn't affect your thoughts of the government, nothing will. It's like adding water to milk, except most people would raise hell, if they found out the milk they bought was 13 percent of added water.

Understanding Dieting

The physics of dieting to lose weight are simple. If your caloric intake is less than required, your weight will decrease. Reverse the process, and your weight will increase. Even small changes eventually have huge results.

So, there you go. As a physics teacher once told me: "It's easy to lose weight. Just get up from the table, while you're still hungry".

Your'e welcome.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

So, What's Next?

Mueller impaneled a grand jury. In most situations, this means he's justifying expenditures, possibly getting vengeance, or pursuing a legacy. Whether this is what's happening will only be known in the future.

There's another possibility: Due to the political nature of his appointment, and his knowledge of how damaging his opinion can be, his decision might be to absolve him of any political motivation, and allow what's considered the people's right. He can present all the evidence he's accumulated, give it to the grand jury, and since the evidence is so tenuous, if not non-existent, the final decision of whether Trump, or any of his cohort, did something that demands a warrant will finally rest with a panel of citizens charged with determining whether an indictment is required.

Time will tell, but the entire event is tainted with political motivation, and an unwillingness of too many to corrupt the liberties demanded by the Constitution. The guidelines established by the Constitution were followed, and Trump was elected by the correct paths to follow. This irritated many, showed a weakness of perception by those too willing to think they are special, and led to some of the most seditious efforts to destroy a government founded on principals of liberty.


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Should I Hold My Breath?

According to news sources, A.G. Jeff Sessions is to make an important announcement on Friday. The announcement is to inform about the criminal leaks in the government.

Unless he states half the Obama Administration will be drawn and quartered at sunrise on Saturday, I have little faith justice will be served; and believe it will be more pandering.

I might be wrong, but history shows the Federal Government is a huge money pit run by those willing to do anything to keep their power. Otherwise, a high dollar committee of reprobates, with the power of law.

Bleh!