Still, no complaining here. I closed sixteen "task" tickets alone today, FFS. (Though four of them were duplicates.)
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The Chinese government does not give a fuck about the safety of its people. If a booster happens to crash near your house and spew nitrogen tetroxide and monomethyl hydrazine all over your neighborhood, well, there are still a billion other proles in the country. Too bad for you, comrade, but your sacrifice for the glory of the State will be remembered until next week or so.
Both of those components are seriously nasty chemicals--corrosive and poisonous to the point that a single whiff will probably kill you. That's why the Space Shuttle would sit there on the ground, immobile, while a team of bunny-suited technicians ran sniffers all over the fuselage: they were making sure that there were no traces of hydrazine remaining on the thing from the use of the orbital maneuvering system. Ditto for when Dragon returned to Earth and they spent half an hour running sensors over the outside of the capsule to make sure there were no popellants remaining. Even after the thing had been in the drink!
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CIA had a task force dedicated to investigating Trump during the campaign.
Investigators have learned that Obama CIA Director John Brennan ran a secret task force out of Langley with its own separate budget to investigate Trump campaign and alleged ties to Russia. Task force set up before FBI officially launched its own probe on 07/31/16.Using the CIA to dig up dirt on political opponents is so incredibly illegal it's practically treason, not to mention being heinously unethical.
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The entire command staff of the Rochester, NY police department just resigned, en masse. This will spread to other blue cities, because the Democrats are putting police in impossible situations.
FBI has warned Chicago that gangs plan to kill any cop they see holding a weapon.
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By the way, that risible lie that Trump didn't want to visit the graves of "losers"? That was debunked two years ago.
The problem was that the charge was calcified--and for a reason. Security memos long ago had shown that the weather, not Trump, had deterred low-flying presidential helicopters. Goldberg's "sources" remain anonymous. Supposedly they were afraid of Twitter reprisals (when has fear of a left-wing Twitter ever scared off a left-wing scandal-monger?), and thus could not be found or checked to determine whether they stood by their hearsay charges.Limbaugh suggested, last week, that the Democrats had intended this for October, but with Biden's numbers sagging ever-lower they moved up the timetable.
The presidential entourage of that day all denied Goldberg's accusations, including Trumphobe and former White House insider and National Security Advisor John Bolton, coming off a tell-all book attacking the president as a nincompoop and a dangerous nut.
They don't have anything. They never did have anything but they spent the last four years desperately digging for something they could use against him. All they've managed to do, then, is to turn some of their core voters against them. The hell of it is, some people believe the lie that Trump called WW2 dead "losers" and plan to vote for him anyway.
So expect there to be massive vote fraud. Go out and vote.
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California is a third-world shithole.
There is no better sign you live in a third world country than rationed electricity.Why would anyone want to live there?
Honestly, if your government is too inept to deliver the basics, and other than water--something else California can't deliver--there is nothing more basic than electricity, you live in a third world country.
Sorry, you just do.
Want to know what else only happens in third world countries? Being told to shut off or power down your electricity at a certain time each day only happens in third world countries--you know, like the third world country of California.
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Just the title alone--"So 13 percent of the population wants to start a 'race war' against 70 percent of it?"
It's mainly a blockquote of this Fred Reed piece which will be dismissed as nothing but vile racism.
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Please remember that I self-identify as a Boomer, because I share parents with three of them.
...[P]eople don't bust you Boomers' chops for being old. They bust your chops for being the most narcissistic, selfish, and delusional generation in modern history. People bust Boomer chops because you guys inherited a nation of laws, tradition, ethnic and racial cohesion, and prosperity....AND THEN JUST THREW IT AWAY,...Longtime readers of the Fungus know what my favorite example is: worrying more about the breakup of the Beatles than Apollo 13.
Probably fictionalized but that scene in Apollo 13 was probably the best encapsulation of the mindset.
(To be fair, that scene took place before the explosion that endangered the astronauts.)
Our parents literally got us the Moon, and we spurned it.
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Colorado's really in the shit right now. Where it's not on fire, it's either snowing, or freezing.
"I've seen fire, and I've seen rain...." NO NO NO.
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That'll do for now, I think.