Thursday, August 15, 2019

Texas hit by heatwave energy crisis

Seen this?
Texas Power Grid Operator Declares Level 1 Emergency Amid "Extreme Heat"
Why is Texas low on "juice"? 

Because too many coal plants were taken down too fast, without replacement capacity in place.

The warnings were plentiful.

This one from just last January:
Another Texas power plant is mothballed, raising concerns over reserves and prices

"The White Supremacy Hoax"

Via American Greatness


The specter of white supremacy haunts America. Let us empower the government to crush it. 
Just yesterday, “the deplorables” were to be deplored because they were “racist, sexist, homophobic,” clingers to “God and guns,” and Russian dupes to boot. Today, the agility and unanimity with which our politicians and media—heck, the ruling class—have shifted to indicting roughly 72 percent of the population as white supremacists, likely violent, would fill with envy their homologues in China, Cuba, North Korea, and other tyrannical places. By comparison, Joseph Goebbels had sloppy message discipline. Not even the Soviets in their salad days were so “on message!” 
 One may suppose that our ruling class merely intends to energize its constituencies and cower the opposition in the 2020 elections. But this is no game. Their proposals would impose pre-punishment for pre-crimes on persons accused or “suspected” of being a “white supremacist.” By whom? On the basis of what? 
In practice, a “white supremacist” is anyone whom anyone in power dislikes enough to so label him. Who would accept being outlawed at will? Our ruling class plays with matches in a house drenched in gasoline.  
 
The author is Andrew Codevilla, professor emeritus at Boston University, former U.S. Naval officer, a U.S. Foreign Services Officer, and a member of President-Elect Reagan’s Transition Teams within the U.S. Department of State. He served as a U.S. Senate staff member dealing with oversight of the U.S. intelligence services, and has held a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University and a Senior Research Fellow for the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Meanwhile, in Atlanta...

Democratic Socialists met for a convetion.

And seemed to have trouble deciding which they hated more: Capitalism or gendered pronouns.


Sunday, April 21, 2019

Easter Forecast from 1910

Here's a magazine cartoon from early in the progressive era, published in 1910.

It's entitled "Easter Forecast: Increasing Cloudiness", and  shows clouds of bunnies, chicks, eggs 'n such, some of which are partially obscuring an empty cross and a crown of thorns apparently embedded on an Eucharist wafer.

Click to enlarge. Source: Library of Congress


Pretty darn perceptive for something from 109 years ago.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

What should farmers be "allowed" to do?

It appears Beto O'Rourke now claims to be an expert on farming.

And he calls for changes in farming practices to "fight climate change."

Vlad Lennin and his Soviet inner circle shared a similar arrogance, and under Soviet 5-year agricultural plans, millions died of starvation in the early years of the Soviet Union.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

How many mags shipped to Californians?

An injunction is now in place.

But it appears California gun owners took full advantage of the window that lawfully allowed them to buy larger magazines for their firearm.

I checked around some firearms accessory sites Friday morning, many were "sold out" of magazines.

So I have to wonder how many thousands of new mags are now in the hands of Californians, or are on their way after orders were placed prior to Friday's deadline.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

March was busy. April busier

Sporadic posting only.

Wrapping up the exit from metro Atlanta.

Lots of spring to-do stuff on the home in the mountains we bought last summer.

Looking at potentially putting another real estate project in motion.

Things should settle down later this month.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

No collusion, says Mueller

Via Twitter:


And yes, it wasn't just MSNBC that played fast and loose with the facts.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Radical socialists walk among us

Via Twitter:


Will Democrats give him what he wants?

UK's Sun reports the New Zealand mosque gunman published a manifesto: 

He boasted that he chose to use firearms so he could influence politics in the US. 
He wrote that he wanted to "create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of firearms in order to further the social, cultural, political and racial divide". 
And he ranted about his hopes that “this conflict over the 2nd amendment and the attempted removal of firearms rights will ultimately result in a civil war that will eventually balkanize the US along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.”