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:

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.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Regaining Credibility

Some Federal agencies have only one way to regain their credibility. The way? Those that believe in the system of laws, are willing to serve their country, and have the courage to stand up need to become whistleblowers, expose the subterfuge, investigate members of the D.O.J. that are abusing the law, and help in the prosecution of the violators that broke state laws. Federal authorities have this mistaken belief they're immune from law, while not realizing most states can prosecute for sedition and traitorous acts. That, and regardless of position, nobody is above the rights of the people. Enough are mad, enough are willing to stop the nonsense, and with Biden calling Conservatives terrorists, the gauntlet has been thrown down. 

Monday, August 29, 2022

They Won't Be Happy

 It doesn't take a lot of intelligence to realize there are many in power that won't be happy until they kill off enough people to reach their subjective idea of sustainability. That, and they want the majority of people to be too ignorant to know they're just slaves to their current whims. They have a huge amount of money to corrupt politics, create jackboots to stomp out protests, and destroy an economy that allows the peons to progress beyond poverty. 

Friday, August 26, 2022

A Short Summary

 Things that are happening:

- The F.B.I. meddled in the last Federal election. 

- The military is sending equipment needed to protect the United States to countries known for criminal corruption.

- Student loans are planned to be partially forgiven, regardless of the illegal method and strain on the U.S. economy.

- The I.R.S. is hiring 87,000 new employees, while revenue receipts are at record highs. 

- Inflation is destroying the budgets of citizens at a time when many are still trying to regain financial control of the damage caused by the illegal Covid isolation.

- People are dying for unknown reasons, but they have no known reason for their deaths except they were vaccinated with a poorly tested antigen.

- Poor water practices has led to massive drought conditions. 

- Interest rate hikes have removed the ability of many to buy a home. Rent increases have removed the ability of many to have a roof over their heads. 

- Energy policies are causing reliance on a source of electricity that is not only unsustainable, it is more harmful to the environment than any fossil fuel.

- Most all forms of government are completely run by bureaucrats without any oversight by elected officials.

- All money in the United States is controlled by a private corporation, with absolutely nothing of tangible value to back it up.

- Foreign powers are buying land in the United States which gives them resources to spy, cause financial harm, and control the food supply of U.S. citizens. 

- Election fraud has been proven to be rampant, and the last election was determined by illegal votes. 

- The President is barely able to complete a sentence, and Congress sits on its hands. 

The list goes on, but the biggest evil is the collusion by much of the media to hide illegal activities and promote practices that will destroy the United States. Well indoctrinated by years of corrupt education at publicly funded school, they are not only ignorant, they're the first to be eliminated if it all goes to crap.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

About Those Student Loans

Biden is supposedly going to forgive up to $10,000 of student loans for certain people. Some call it necessary, but for those that really understand, it's vote buying, which is illegal. That's a big problem, and when you think of what student loans pay for, how many would be even more angry if they knew how much was spent for partying, luxurious room and board, dropped classes, incomplete degrees, and various other things that were paid for by the money of others. Of course, there would be no accounting of how the money was spent in the first place, and poor working stiffs like me, would have their hard earned tax dollars sent to those unwilling to take on the responsibility of paying their debts. 

I'm sure those that lent the money will be happy about getting some taxpayer money. That gives them more to loan to homes that will have underwater mortgages in the coming years.

While We're Rummaging

From what I've read, many think it was a good thing to go rummaging in Donald Trumps home for documents that at one time were at the perusal of the President of the United States for any reason. Otherwise, regardless of classification, he could obtain the documents for any arbitrary reason. With that in mind, we need the F.B.I. to raid the homes of Jimmy Carter, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. They need to bring plenty of armed jackboots, an army of reporters, and boiler house search warrants. 

Friday, August 19, 2022

Unexpected Weather

The weather wizards predicted big thunderstorms yesterday, which I could see as I cut the yard. One in particular appeared to be moving away, which considering how it looked, made me glad...but I was wrong. 

I had just put up the mower, was in the house, and looking out the kitchen window, when a huge gust hit the house. My wife was standing at the glass door, and commented the rain was blowing sideways. I looked, and watched my sister-in-laws Kawasaki Mule roll out into the driveway. It poured rain for about thirty minutes, and over the next few hours, we accumulated four inches of rain. 

After it all passed, I went to visit my sister-in-law. She reported her porch chairs, with her grill blew across the yard and hit the fence. The grill had a full propane bottle attached, so it wasn't a normal gust of wind that hit our area. 

The nearest thing I can find to describe the event is a microburst. I saw a video of one, and the best way to describe it like a large bucket of water being poured out over an area. The gust of wind is ferocious, and can reach the speed of an F1 tornado.

Beside what we originally found, a small tree snapped and fell, the martin house fell with a bent pole (it's been through three hurricanes), and lots of limbs were blown from the trees. The area of damage doesn't extend beyond a few thousand square feet, and there is no sign of the path of a tornado. 

I live, and learn, and learned microbursts are probably something I never want to see again.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Mower Deck Madness

With some help for the two handed requirements, a good set of extra eyes, some elbow grease, select curse words, and good old sweat, I added some of my blood to the grime removed to change the spindles on a riding mower deck. It was about a three hour task, which means a well trained mechanic could accomplish the task in about an hour. It was an interesting experience, and made me aware of some things I didn't know. 

The mower is a Cub Cadet ZT 1 zero turn mower, with a 54 inch deck. It has three blades, so there are three spindles, two idler pulleys, one tensioning pully, and a really long drive belt. That's pretty standard, but what I really found to be odd are the spindles. 

My earlier experience with mower decks was with spindles that could be rebuilt, if you had a good press. The housing were steel, the bearings were greased once a season, and the assembly was held on the deck with 1/4 inch bolts. The pulleys were easily replaced, if needed, and reused during a change. 

This deck is different. The bearing housings are some type of lightweight alloy, the bearings are sealed, and the spindles are mounted with self-tapping screws. Rebuilding the spindles could probably be done, but realistically, it would requires more than I have available. Small mistakes could ruin the fragile housings, and remounting the spindle would require drilling out the mounting holes, and replacing the self-tapping screws with bolts. That, and removing the pulley would probably guarantee disaster. 

It went well for a first time effort, and will probably need to be done in about three years. According to the experts, that's about the life of a mower spindle with amount of grass that's is cut during our season. I was satisfied, and the whine, with the uneven cut disappeared. 

From my research, I determined the mower is one step below a commercial mower. That's understandable, since a commercial mower is around twice the price. I was impressed with the deck, since it's a welded deck, the condition is excellent, and will probably last the life of the mower. I've had to change stamped decks, which don't ever seem to last the life of a mower. 

So, I have some new knowledge of mower deck repair, and old fart's remorse. Moving around under a mower deck is not nearly as easy as it once was, and muscle cramps lead to strange contortions, which spectators find disconcerting. 

Sunday, August 14, 2022

The Big Question

There are many things about the current administration that unsettle people, and it's obvious why:

- Laws are obviously broken, evidence is available to the general public, yet nothing is done to those with favor of the current administration's agenda.

- Inflation is out of control, but a chosen member of a private corporation (Federal Reserve) and its board, have free reign over all of the banking of the United States. Their reassurance, without any real transparency, can hide monetary actions that don't have the United States' best interests in mind. 

- The three people at the top of the government include someone that is clinically demented, an incompetent creation of failed EEO policies, and an aging alcoholic that avoids criminal prosecution by their position. 

- The military is run by officers that not only ignore their prime duty, they broke their allegiance to the United States by ignoring the oath that took.

- Federal agencies are running amok with criminal activities that rival the worst of organized crime syndicates. 

- Money is being sent to foreign countries, yet domestic citizen's needs are ignored. 

- The Southern Border is basically open, and nothing is being done to prevent the influx of illegal aliens from causing great harm to the United State. 

The list goes on, but the big question is: With all that is known about the condition of the United States, who is really pulling the strings:

- Is it a concerted effort of a few traitors? 

- Is it the culmination of an out-of-control system of agencies without any oversight?

- Is it foreign influence?

- Is it all of the above?

One thing is for sure, and that is we know honest elections are compromised, much of the media is complicit in subterfuge, the economy is being destroyed by inflation, crime is out of control an illegal methods of control are rampant with agencies, which causes physical harm to citizens. 

Donald Trump is being targeted, and the only reason I see is that he exposed an effort to  destroy the rules of law demanded in the Constitution. He's a huge threat, since he has the majority of honest people backing him. Whoever that's pulling the strings know this, and have a foolish belief that destroying Trump will destroy what placed him as President. Continuing the harassment only galvanizes the majority of voters, and increases what they perceive as a threat. Increasing the threat can only lead to anger, civil disobedience, and eventually: outright rebellion.

Regardless of what powers are involved with the destruction of the United States as designed, causing civil unrest will cause great harm to the nation, and if logically analyzed, is the work of foreign powers. Whether they are acting with domestic agents isn't as important as knowing what is happening; and for those that swore to uphold the Constitution, their duty is to stop the actions of those trying to destroy the United States.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Setting a Trap

With all the hoopla about the FBI raid on Trump's property, it makes me wonder if it was an elaborate trap to catch those that think they're smarter than they are. Anger, greed, and incompetence can lead to mistakes, and leading those so willing to think they have the information they need can be fruitful to those that create the information to unveil the efforts of enemies. Time will tell.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

It Really Doesn't Matter

They raided Trump's home. Regardless of anything they found, everyone that supports Trump will automatically assume it was planted. The feds, and their ignorant minions, made a mistake that will bring only rotten fruit to their efforts. May they pay dearly for their mistake, and those involved find long days in prison for treason.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

As Things Start to Change

We had a long spell of extra hot weather.  To add to this unpleasantness, we had very little rain. Burning bans were enacted, plants took a beating, and I was wondering how long it would last. 

Over the last few days, we've had about four inches of rain. The large thunderstorms brew early, some sit in one place for a long time, and the lingering clouds drop the temperature. Where we were around 100 every evening, the highs have been in the low nineties, and my a/c hasn't run constantly all afternoon. 

We're approaching the middle of August, and I've seen early fronts at the end of August that dropped the temperature into the sixties. Regardless of whether that happens, the shorter days, longer nights, and decrease in sunlight will bring the cooler weather. Ours will be what those up North call Summer. Pleasant mornings, cool afternoons, and brilliant, clear azure skies will be welcomed after the passage of a front. 

I'm ready. Summer was a little harder on me this year, and I wondered how I could stay in the heat all day, when I worked. I'm guessing I was tougher then, but with the boxcar years coming soon, the wear will only show more.

I do have some projects to do, but cooler weather is demanded for the tasks. It won't be long for that to happen, and for those that will soon find snow in their forecast, you have my sympathy. Your cold is as brutal as our heat, and maybe less forgiving.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

A New Pariah

 Joe Manchin, in an act of complete stupidity, managed to destroy his political career, is now completely untrustworthy by both parties, and is the newest pariah. He's the epitome of politicians. You can't trust any of them, they're usually worthless in any other endeavor, and a less polite society would have many hanging from trees. 

The Old Ways

When I was young, any amount of marijuana was a felony. Five years in prison could be the sentence, and I worked with a man that suffered that fate after being busted with a joint. Whether it works, or not, the longer sentence sure was a wake-up call for him, and I doubt he ever messed with it again. 

The Russians must have the same narrow opinion of the stuff. She claims she doesn't know how her vaping supply arrived into her luggage, but apparently it doesn't matter. Regardless, she'll have a long time to think about it.

Monday, August 1, 2022

The Perils of Administrating

 Administrating is a good thing, but administrators are rarely proficient in anything but administration. That's the peril of the position, and the peril increases, when those being administered have no respect for the administrator, or decide they can take advantage of their ignorance. There has to be knowledge of what is being administered, and my former profession weeded out the incompetent faster than most other professions. 

Regardless of how many degrees you have, how many people you know, how many accolades you received, how tough you are, how much money you have,  or how much initiative you have, if you don't understand that all the money in the world can't drive one nail without a willing participant, you'll fail and the failure will destroy you. 

That's where the United States now is. Administrators are puss-gut, incompetent yes-people that couldn't find their ass with a map. Their only skills are sucking up, illicit sex, thievery, lying, subterfuge, and outright treason. The entire nation is run by lazy, ignorant, and immoral people that shouldn't be trusted with as much as one dollar. They say we have what we elected, but after the last large-scale election, it's obvious a vote is another thing they managed to destroy. May God have mercy on their souls, since the citizens of the United States won't show any mercy.