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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.

 

 

Why we need California the way it is right now.

Because it best exemplifies what will go wrong with Liberal Democrats in full control.

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — California is moving closer to charging drivers for every mile they drive.The state says it needs more money for road repairs, and the gas tax just isn’t bringing in enough revenue.

Source: California Considers Placing A Mileage Tax On Drivers « CBS San Francisco

But wait! That’s not all!

But it’s not just a question about money, it’s also a question about fairness.
State Senator Scott Wiener and others are saying that when it comes to road taxes, it’s time to start looking at charging you by the mile rather than by the gallon.
“If you own an older vehicle that is fueled by gas, you’re paying gas tax to maintain the roads. Someone who has an electric vehicle or a dramatically more fuel efficient vehicle is paying much less than you are. But they are still using the roads,” Wiener said.

OUCH! Remember all that money you thought you were saving by having a fuel-efficient/hybrid/electric vehicle? Well, you also have to pay the California Tax Piper, bitch. Wait, you really thought it was about the Environment and clean air?

The Alabana race inside perspective

I read Miguel’s post and I wanted to do one more. 

Roy Moore was a garbage candidate.   Every media outlet focused on the sexual accusation against him.

Leaving that aside, he was suspended from the Alabama supreme court – twice – for violating the law, one time for violating the First Amendment.  I don’t take kindly to judicial activism be it Left wing or Right. 

He was a bloviating, evangelical, asshole who got into trouble with the law for his antics. 

He comes from the Joel Osteen school of evangelicalism.  A lot of show of faith but not a nice person in practice.  (I believe a millionaire televangelist is nothing but a blasphemer who takes the Lord’s name in vein for personal weath.)

Yes I agree that the Supreme Court of Alabama should not have a tax payer funded 10 Commandments statue in front of it.  

His press conference were a train wreck.

He declined to debate Jones. 

His media surrogates were a clown show.

And on Tuesday the people of Alabama, in a narrow margin, decided that Jones was the cleanest turd in the bowl.

I didn’t find the results of the election too surprising.   It was a microcosm of the National election with the high population density, educated, and black counties going Dem and more rural white counties going Republican.

What worries me is that this will send a message to the Dems that Alabama can be the Deep South’s Colorado.   They have a tiny toe hold and can now ship in California liberals and Bloomberg lackeys and turn the state purple.

The national Dems need to understand that a vote for Jones was not a vote for Schumer or Pelosi.

Hillary Clinton and the God damn celebrities taking a victory lap like they won in Alabama is just fucking insulting. No, Hollywood did not win in Alabama. Hillary Clinton did not win in Alabama. Roy Moore lost. Making the Alabama special election a national referendum is a huge fucking mistake.

A big test for Jones test will be if concealed carry reciprocity gets voted on in the Senate.  It’s easy for a Democrat to say he supports the Second Amendment when it means duck hunting with an over-under. It’s something totally different when it means the right to bare arms in public.  In Alabama, we love our carry permits.  We’ll see if Jones supports Alabama or the Party.

  

My only take on the Moore v. Jones Alabama Race.

The Democrats are celebrating they managed to squeeze 20,715 votes over the Republicans after running a campaign that had untold millions of dollars spent, unproven accusations of pedophilia, practically 100% FREE negative news coverage against Republican candidate and the ceremonial sacrifice of two sitting Democrat Senators.

Just for bragging rights to say Trump is losing.

Wow.

PS: The clock on pedophilia as useful tool against an opponent is now on. It may be use to some effect a couple of more time, but it will probably die sooner than expected as all the sexual scandals do. Don’t believe me? We went from Gary Hart losing his political future for a fling in 1988, to Bill Clinton getting his cigar smoked in the Oval Office in 1993.

PS 2: So I could not help myself last night.