Sunday, December 31, 2017
Glad I've added to my winter clothing line the past couple years, especially since I'm spending more time where there's more than an outsider random risk of deep freezes, snow and ice over winter.
Here's a run down of some of the things I've come to depend on, or have recently bought to stay warm outside in wintertime (Not a complete rundown, but it should highlight most critical areas):
Been wearing Henley style thermal long-sleeves under button-up shirts most days since fall's colder weather set in. And I'm not embarrassed to say I've grown accustomed to long-john style drawers as well for cold days.
I don't care much for the long-john bottoms found in most retail stores. Some are a cotton and poly mix, and I prefer to eliminate as much cotton as possible in deep cold, especially if there's any chance of getting wet. There's polyester base layer stuff for sale at some sporting goods stores, but those I found were a tad to clingy to be a favorite. Upon discovering military surplus drawers of the LWCWUS variety a couple years back, I became a fan. Not as cheap as two years ago, but often still a good buy can be found if you go looking online.
And I wear wool socks year round, they seem to keep my feet cooler in the summer, warm in the winter. They wick moisture. My feet are happier.
My wife bought me a name-brand polyester-nylon coat last winter that's not much for warmth on its own, but with a couple layers underneath, it's pretty awesome down into the mid-20s. For really cold days, I drag out my M-65 Field Jacket (bought at a thrift shop over a decade ago) with a fleece liner.
I picked up a polyester Ushanka style hat off Amazon, and it's doing a super job of keeping my head warm on really cold and wet days. Cost about 12 bucks. If it gets wet, I toss it in the dryer, and it's ready to go again in no time. I also found what seem to be a nice set of insulated waterproof boots on big box closeout right before Christmas, but I've not had opportunity for any field testing yet. Gloves, for now, are Thinsulate lined leathers work gloves picked up at Walmart.
I've found winter's really not such a beast if you have the right attire. Even if the roads are closed by snow or ice and you have to walk off the mountain.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Note to media— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 30, 2017
You guys really need to watch the tapes of your telecasts.
You’ve stopped sounding like news reporters, more closely resembling a petulant kindergarten class
You’re supposed to report the news, not make it up as you go.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Rasmussen Poll shows Trump at 46% APPROVE this morning, with 53% DISAPPROVE...— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) December 28, 2017
What about Obama at same exact date first year in presidency?? 46% APPROVE, 53% DISAPPROVE! pic.twitter.com/tKaruSdrpv
"The new civil war is being fought by lawyers in blue or gray suits not with bullets, but with bullet points... It’s still a paper civil war. For now." - Daniel Greenfield
Monday, December 25, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
Even with 'Star Wars' surge, moviegoing could hit 22-year low. Blame bad sequels, rising ticket prices and streamingIs it ticket prices or streaming that's hurting movie box office more, or is it the off-screen push by Hollywood celebs advocating progressive politics?
Friday, December 22, 2017
Can you imagine being sheeple enough to not know who he is by now?
Thursday, December 21, 2017
BIRMINGHAM-BASED (UK) ISLAMIC "EXORCIST" ABU IBRAHEEM HUSNAYN: WE MUST HATE CHRISTMAS, VALENTINE’S DAY, DIWALI, AND HANNUKAH
Time to investigate high ranking Obama government officials who might have colluded to prevent the election of @realDonaldTrump! This could be WORSE than Watergate!— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 21, 2017
Nixon used a small group of White House insiders for his attempts at dirty tricks. What happened last year appears to have used politically weaponized federal agencies (or at least powerful insiders willing to use their agencies as cover) in collusion with one campaign to target another.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Monday, December 18, 2017
CNN feeling uncomfortable when a competitor expresses viewpoint counter to its own?
Guess what? First Amendment applies to Fox News as much as CNN. And it's my distinct impression that CNN has had to retract, correct, or clarify far more stories than Fox in recent months.
And it comes from Twitter:
So, now we know that pre-Inauguration the Trump team was:— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) December 15, 2017
-unmasked & spied on
-targeted by lawyers who offered six-figure sums to make allegations against Trump
-the subject of an FBI/Strzok/Page/McCabe “insurance” plan
This is an affront to everything this country stands for.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
ABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller or crippling the special counsel’s office. If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both. The American people must be seen and heard - they will ultimately be determinative.— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 17, 2017
I'm not sure anyone in power wants to remove Mueller at present.
His team is inflicting the damage on itself, just let 'em continue until all credibility is gone.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
It’s all very simple.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 12, 2017
McCabe & Ohr gave Fusion GPS an oppo project on behalf of Hillary with a wink and nod from Lynch & Obama, then weaponized FBI & DOJ to legitimize it.
Strzok’s orders came from McCabe.
Comey’s came from Lynch.
They never expected a Hillary loss.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
"Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany," reports CNN.
Same Obama, as president, told voters that government was too complex for their understanding.
Obama, as president, said voters shouldn't fret over government complexities, they should let "professional politicians" handle things.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Last night's weather forecast said we'd get some mid to late morning snow showers.
No mention of anything overnight. No mention of accumulation.
And I wake up to this...
The only road up and down this mountain is narrow, steep, and has a tremendous drop off.
Looks like I'm staying put for the time being.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Take note how senate Democrats voted when the move was approved as legislation in 1995:
S. 1322 (104th): Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995
Friday, December 7, 2012
One more Pearl Harbor remembrance photo
|A Marine rifle squad fires a volley over the bodies of fifteen officers and men killed at Naval Air Station Kanoehe Bay during the Pearl Harbor raid. These burial ceremonies took place on 8 December 1941, the day after the attack. U.S. Navy photo via NHHC.|
Sunday, December 3, 2017
We ended up listening on radio, and watching the defective delayed stream as snippets of after-the-fact highlights.
We enjoyed the Dawg's radio commentary more than that of CBS.
BTW, CBS stream quit glitching as soon as the game ended, so it appears it was an overloaded server, bandwidth, or some such problem during the game.
One more thought: If viewership of a football game can choke online television, what might happen in the event where a panicked audience piled on in a national emergency or some such thing?
Online TV is great, but it seems it's still got some bugs in it.
But the idea that Black Friday 2017 again delivered record gun sales took us both by surprise.
Among my thoughts: Where the heck are people putting all these guns they keep buying?
How many of the guns bought in the past few years have yet to be taken out of the box and fired?