F*ck me sideways…

Doug Jones breaks with top Democrats on Trump

WASHINGTON – Senator-elect Doug Jones is already breaking with some prominent Democrats by refusing to call for President Trump to step down over ongoing sexual harassment allegations.

“I don’t think that the president ought to resign at this point,” Jones (D-Ala.) told CNN’s “State of the Union.”

In his first round of Sunday show interviews since securing a stunning victory in red state Alabama over accused sexual predator Roy Moore, Jones said he doesn’t want to get bogged down in Trump’s sexual harassment allegations and would rather work on “real issues.”

“I think we need to move on and not get distracted by those issues,” Jones added. “Let’s get on with the real issues that are facing the people of this country right now.”

That’s at odds with some high-profile Democrats like Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) and Cory Booker (NJ) who believe the president should step down because at least 19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

Unlike other politicians who have stepped down, like Sen. Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers, Jones said the difference is the voters knew about these allegations and still elected Trump to the highest office.

“Those allegations were made and he was elected president of the United States,” Jones said. “I think the American people spoke.”

Jones said he’s willing to work with Republicans on passing some of Trump’s priorities like infrastructure investment said the sexual harassment allegations are not reason to get on Trump’s bad side.

Well fuck me sideways, this is a dude who knows on what side his bread is buttered.

I guess Doug Jones realized his election was a long shot and he barely squeaked by a Republican garbage candidate and knows that if he wants any chance of winning reelection in 2018 he better represent the people and Alabama and not be a Pelosi puppet.

It’s a good start but he needs to keep this up.

What I want to see is how national Dems respond to this.

 

Open Letter on Net Neutrality

Dear people freaking out about the end of net neutrality,

I have seen your Tweets and Facebook posts.  I have read how the internet is now going to bankrupt us all because of “the corporations*” or something.  That is if net neutrality doesn’t kill us all.

If, in your caterwauling about net neutrality, you have no idea what the phrase “last mile monopoly” means, let alone have no desire to fix it, your opinion is ignorant dog shit.

The core of the problem is that a huge number of people have access to only one Internet Service Provider.  Even in major cities, what ISP a person has is depending on what neighborhood they live in.  In more rural areas, whole regions have only one ISP.

Consider that for a lot of these people, the only provider is Comcast.  Its customer service is known to be horrible.  It is the most hated company in America.  Comcast is downright evil, and it can be, because it is effectively a regional monopoly.  I’ve had Comcast and cancer.  Given the choice of having either one again, I’d take the cancer.

There are things we can do to end the ISP monopoly in America, that will improve internet for everyone.  If the goverment was going to be involved in the internet at all, it should be as trust buster, just as it did to Standard Oil, Bell telephone, and Microsoft.  The later two being critical, as if it were not for the breakup off Bell and changes made to Microsoft, the cellphone and internet industry as we know it today would probably not exist.

If you are screeching about net neutrality but you know nothing about ISP monopolies, and have not protested for or demanded change to this system, than what you are saying is “I want the goverment to control how one infrastructure monopoly provides consumer access to another service monopoly.”

If that is the case, I invite you to follow this handy guide.

Star Wars honest insights

I saw this reposted at several sites Why Anakin Skywalker should’ve been removed from the Jedi Order for sexual harassmentThey all criticized it.

I think it is an honest assessment of Liberal Progressivism by someone not realizing what they are saying.

Anakin Skywalker murdered children  (younglings), tortured people, and conspired with a Sith lord against a democratic republic.

Bu the standards of Liberals who supported Chavez, Castro, the Viet Cong, Mao, Stalin, and every other tyrant and mass murdering Communist dictator, that’s a day that ends on “y.”

Praising Castro and Chavez gets you an Oscar.

Sexual harassment gets you fired (now that it’s politically convenient to do so).

Killing children and assisting a tyrant to power was a lot less of a problem for this Liberal than was hooking up with a princess.

This article says more about Liberal values than anything else.

Stop talking about gun control

Chicago (because why not?).

Man charged with shooting Chicago Police officer on Far South Side.

A convicted felon was charged with shooting a Chicago Police officer during a foot pursuit late Wednesday in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side.

Anthony Woodridge, 25, was charged with felony counts of attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and aggravated battery by discharge of a firearm, according to Chicago Police.

A convicted felon with a gun in Chicago.  How did that happen?  Aren’t there gun laws in Chicago to prevent that?

The officer was taken to Christ in good condition, police said.

I think they mean Christ Hospital, if not, that is awesome.  If I get shot and he’s available, I want the to be treated by the same guy that healed Lazarus.

Johnson explained Thursday that Woodridge had been arrested 25 times as an adult, and convicted of four felonies. Most recently, he was convicted of possessing a handgun as a felon on parole and sentenced to nearly five years in prison last June.

Convicted of four felonies including felon in possession and only sentenced to five years?

“This guy was sentenced to four and a half years in June of 2016, and we haven’t even completed 2017 and he’s out, back on the streets doing the same things he was convicted of.”

So he gets five, serves maybe one-and-a-half.

“What message does that send? It tells them we’re not serious.”

No fucking shit.

“Well, I’ll tell you this: CPD is serious,” he added.

Johnson stressed the need to pass “more commonsense gun laws” to give police and citizens “the tools to be safe.”

That part about being serious…

That’s what Chicago needs, more gun control.  Not more prison time for multiple felons.  It’s too busy trying to keep out Trump to do that.  Nope, just more gun control.  That will fix… nothing.

These people have lost every right to talk about gun control as national topic ever again.

EPSN…

ESPN  is going broke.  It is no wonder when sports writer Molly Knight decide to throw up the Virtue Signal on Twitter like this.

I have only one word in response to this: Baltimore.

There is nothing, be is a business or a city, that this sort of radical progressivism touches that it doesn’t leave broken and bankrupt.

 

Fiefdom of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel declared Chicago a “Trump Free Zone” live on NBC.

Before that, Rahm Emanuel made a big show about making Chicago a sanctuary city and in the face of criticism by AG Sessions.

This is secessionism lite.  These mayors get it into their heads that they are kings of their own little fiefdoms and are not really part of the US anymore.

What else makes a mayor think it is a good idea, let alone within his authority, to keep about the President?

They operate more like Roman city states than cities in a republic.

Forget Sessions, what Trump needs to do is lay of Mar-a-Lago and get a condo on Michigan avenue and spend his time there for a while.

Winter advice

I caught this video over at The Feral Irishman.

The comments about this video were interesting but wrong.

Ladies and gentlemen, that is called being “high centered.”

It happens when you pack so much snow under a vehicle that the frame and/or undercarriage is resting on the snow and carrying the weight of the vehicle.

There is no set of snow tires in the world on a 4WD vehicle that will get you out of this.  The tires are not supporting the weight of the vehicle, without weight there is no pressure, without pressure this is no traction.

This dumb ass drove onto the mound of snow packed up by the plow.  That’s how he got high centered.

There is one one thing you can do in this situation: DIG.

You get out of the vehicle and start digging.  You have to clear the snow out from under the body until your drive wheels make contact with the road with sufficient pressure to gain traction.

This is your best friend in the world at this point.

It is a short handled garden spade.

Do no buy one of these.

That is a fuck-ass piece of plastic garbage for clearing driveways.  It is not for digging.  It will break on you and leave you more pissed than before.

This is an emergency car snow shovel.  Don’t even glance at one of these in the store.

It is an even worse piece of fuck-ass plastic garbage with a telescoping handle so it has more potential points of failure.

If someone gives you one of these for Christmas, they want you to die in a snow drift and are not your friend.

A garden spade will fit in your car.  If it doesn’t in the trunk, put it on the floor of the back seat.  Trust me.  If you don’t have enough room in your car for a garden spade, you should not be driving that car in the snow.

If for some reason you have to have a tiny little folding shovel that packs away into a neat little bag in your trunk all fancy like, this is called an entrenching tool.

It is made of solid steel.  It is meant to save soldiers lives by digging defensive fortifications in war.  It is tough enough to handle wet, sloppy snow.

You do not need to spend $60 on a name brand one at a fancy-ass camping store.  The local army surplus store or eBay will be just fine.  If it isn’t all steel construction,  it’s garbage.

If you drive a pickup or large SUV, get more than one shovel.

A spade is great for digging under your vehicle.  To clear the mound of snow in front of it, you may want something bigger.

The best snow shovel in the world for clearing lots of snow is a gravel scoop.

These come in two styles, aluminum (shown above) and plastic.

Ladies and gentlemen, repeat after me “a plastic shove is bullshit.”

Get yourself an aluminum gravel scoop.  It moves a lot of snow fast.

At the very minimum, during the winter, you should have a good, metal shovel in your car.  It goes up with with a knife/multi-tool, flashlight, and glass breaker (there is no particular order here, those are the holy trinity of car must haves) in critical equipment.

When you are high sided a $14 shovel is more valuable to you than a $1,400 set of snow tires.

And one more time for good measure “a plastic shovel is bullshit.”

That is all.