Saturday, November 19, 2022

"Ay"

 He had sailed for two hours, resting in the stern and sometimes chewing a bit of the meat from the martin, trying to rest and to be strong, when he saw the first of the two sharks.


"Ay ," he said aloud. There is no translation for this word and perhaps it is just a noise such as a man might make, involuntarily, feeling the nail go through his hands and into the wood.


Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

More Evidence Hershel Walker is a Dumbass

The Guardian:

Choosing to rehash the plot of a film he said he recently watched late at night, whose title he remembered as “Fright Night, Freak Night, or some type of night”, he said in rambling remarks: “I don’t know if you know, but vampires are some cool people, are they not? But let me tell you something that I found out: a werewolf can kill a vampire. Did you know that? I never knew that.“

So, I don’t want to be a vampire any more. I want to be a werewolf."

Footage.

US Coal Production is Increasing Under Biden

 I might now like it. It might just be a recovery from the pandemic. But it's true:

Data via EIA.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Herschel Walker Is Just Plain Dumb

Hershel Walker, campaigning yesterday:

"Now let me tell you this here: If we was ready for the green agenda, I'd raise my hand right now," he said. "But we're not ready right now! So don't let them fool you like this is a new agenda, this is not a new agenda! We're not prepared, we're not ready right now! What we need to do is keep having these gas-guzzling cars, because we got the good emissions under those cars. We're doing the best thing that we can!"

Video. Via Yahoo News.

The problem with America is voters. A specific subset of them. You know what I mean.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

John Kerry at COP 27

 John Kerry at COP 27 in Egypt. Everything looks calm and under control.



Wednesday, November 09, 2022

The Bravest Thing

Oregonians Barely Rejecting Slavery As Punishment

In Oregon, over 4 in 10 people have voted NOT to remove the punishment of slavery from the state constitution.

From The NY Times.

Wednesday, November 02, 2022

Finally *NOW* Britian Hates Brexit

Barely. 

Great Britian might be the only country that is as close of a mess as is the US, but ultimately it doesn't have the heft to compete in the Global Screwed-Up division. But, bless its heart, it's trying.

The beatings will continue until moral improves. It's simply a fact that the highest living standards occur in countries/regions with strong central governments. Amazing how many people don't understand that, or won't.
This from an emailed article by the NY Time's Peter Coy. No link available.

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Monday, October 31, 2022

Greta Boycotting COP27

Greta Thunberg is boycotting the upcoming COP27 meeting in Egypt. She explains why in this video clip:

https://youtube.com/shorts/rFNxtSllzOw?feature=share

COP27 is from from 6 November to 18 November.