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.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Just Observing

Let's see: Pelosi's husband has taken on a hammer-wielding gay prostitute, and the result is a disaster, Joe Biden thinks he's president of all 54 states (I know, there are only 52, which a lucid president would know), Twitter is now in the hands of Elon Musk (Liberal fleshy-headed mutants are outraged), the dollar is heading toward toilet paper status, the vax is still killing people, and the mid-terms are a comedy show. 

As much as the brain-dead members of the media want to believe they can obfuscate without anyone noticing, they're not, and are appearing to be completely deranged. Their treatment is the steady decline of revenue for their outlets, and the looming condition of being unemployed. 

Personally, much of this gives me joy. I like seeing reprobates being exposed, and possibly being punished. That, and just knowing they're in panic is a wonderful feeling. They deserve much worse, but I'll take what I can get.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Meteor Shower Madness

 Tonight, October 21 2022, is the peak of the Orionid meteor shower. The best time to view is after midnight, with a clear night sky away from a city. As usual, I'll go outside after midnight, find a comfortable place to watch the sky toward the constellation Orion, and be severely disappointed.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Question Nobody is Asking

With all the hype about the Ukraine problem, why isn't anybody asking why the United States is so involved? Throw away the crap about how it's a bright, shining example of a good society that demands our protection. The corruption is deep, and the Bidens have much to hide with their former, and probably current, business dealings. Such things demand caution before sending aid, and current projects involving the government of the United States need close scrutiny. 

Are there good people in Ukraine? Sure there are, but like the good people in the U.S., the corruption of the government is a dangerous environment for those not in power. They are basically cannon fodder, so the powers to be can suck up the money, and supplies, given by the U.S. with the rest of the world. If I had to guess, the black market in Ukraine is flourishing, and many of the weapons given are now appearing all over the world for nefarious purposes. 

From my vantage point, the entire thing boils down to N.A.T.O. screwing with Russia, Russia perceiving their threats as actions in the working, and Putin acting to protect Russia from what is a threat to their sovereignty. Meanwhile, some parties that never make the news are accumulating great wealth, creating an environment to secure more power, and the innocent people that don't have a clue will be murdered by the millions.

How will this end? Badly. The entire world teased a powerful nation, and looking back at history, will undertake tremendous sacrifices to protect their borders.

Monday, October 17, 2022

It's Fraud, and Theft

Congress, officials not elected, agencies, and judges make a good amount of money while in their position. They have many ways of justifying how the receive the money, but the best explanation is it's by fraud, and theft. A less polite society would have strung a few of them up by now.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

After a Year of Suspicion

Two nursing home employees were arrested for abusing an older man. According to the article, the family became suspicious a year ago, and installed a camara that subsequently showed the abuse. It's good they discovered the criminals involved, but it makes me wonder why the family left the man in the nursing home. Meanwhile, this goes on all the time, and expecting a nursing home to care for elderly family members is foolish. It takes a constant effort to visit, question, and becoming proactive with their care, which can't be accomplished long distance, or as an afterthought. 

Another One Gone

 I've been reading The Grouchy Old Cripple for a long, long time. He's passed, and the internet lost someone that added to everything important.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

They Were Lucky

 These looters  just happened to be found by law enforcement and the media. From my experience in the past, and from those that would deny knowing, most looters become part of the death statistics. Questions aren't asked, and those so foolish are not granted any leniency. 

* I updated the link to a different site. Maybe this one will work. If not, the link is below.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

I Was Expecting This

Hurricane Ian was similar to Ike in many ways. It was much lager than other storms, was slow moving, and the surge built to levels unanticipated by many. While other storms swept the same areas, both Ike, and Ian, caused damage much more severe than was expected. 

Ike washed away a substantial part of the Bolivar Peninsula in Galveston County, Texas. Many of the structures had survived numerous tropical cyclones, but the unique nature of Ike led to almost total devastation. Where in the past a few structures would have damage that could be repaired, large areas were left with nothing but a few piers standing in large areas of sand. Entire sections of highway were washed away, and the bridge at Rollover Pass required substantial repairs. 

I have a feeling the final toll of Ian will be similar to Ike. Those that have the resources to rebuild may make the effort, but if it's like the aftermath of Ike, many have had enough. Rebuilding is a terrible experience. And if there is no money to accomplish the task, walking a away is the only option. Those with the resources may just take the insurance money and apply it toward another property far from the coast. 

One good thing about the aftermath of Hurricane Ike was the demand for more substantial structures, and the awareness that regardless of the cost, the insurance required is necessary. Unfortunately, such things are expensive, and beach property becomes something only the wealthy can afford.