August 17th, 2017

#5804: Okay, THIS is summer weather

It's 12:30 AM, and it's 77° with 94% humidity. July weather has arrived...in mid-August.

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Hitler on National Socialism. That's Nazism, and Hitler invented the frickin' thing. I think he'd know what it was he was inventing, don't you?

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The quote here is perfect.
"Black people who were never slaves are fighting white people who were never Nazis over a confederate statue erected by Democrats because Democrats can't stand their own history anymore...yet somehow it's Trump's fault." — Jeff Laffite Jones
Indeed, that is so.

The history of slavery and racism in the United States really is the history of the Democrat party. They just don't want anyone to know it.

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One thing about Charlottesville--I'd bet a finsky that the American people are not fooled by the media spin on it. I don't know how to defend that feeling; I'm not sure it can be, not logically...but the election of Donald Trump demonstrates to me that perhaps the people aren't quite as duped as the elites would like to think they are. And if that's so, then the people will be noticing what is being covered, and how, and are not going to react the way the elites expect when push comes to shove.

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Well, I have lots to do tomorrow. Better hit the hay.

#5805: That was a LONG train.

So, today's major task: interview in Aurora. Tier 1 tech support job, so it combines my recent phone center experience with my career-long technical experience. Hopefully it will result in MAJOR MONEY, because I need it.

Anyway, on the way home I stopped at Lenscrafters and returned the shitty glasses. Next step is to make an appointment at the eye doc, get a real eye exam, and then go to that web site where I saw glasses almost exactly like my old ones for $56 all-in.

Hadn't had anything to eat--and by then it was almost 5:30--so I then went to the mall's food court and had Sarku's teriyaki, which is not too shabby.

Drive home was marred only by the train. Guy in front of me turned around when the locomotive in the middle of the train came into view, and I followed him. Okay, when you've been sitting there for more than five minutes watching train cars go by and another locomotive appears, that means you're in for a long wait. Illinois is largely flat, distributed power is a pain, and thus they only splice locomotives into the middle of very long trains. So I turned around and went another route, and did not catch up to the locomotive end of the train until I was in the next town south from the crossing, where there's a bridge over the track.

That train was 2.5 miles long from head end to the engine in the middle, more or less.

...so yeah, not sorry I decided not to wait, but all this meant that I got home a bit more than five hours after I left. *sigh*

Long day, and I'm tired, but I'm still going to have to cook something for dinner. I suppose I ought to figure out what that's going to be.

#5806: TRUMP FOR PRESID--oh, yeah.

"Study what General Pershing...did," tweeted teh Awesome in Chief.

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Meanwhile, McCain, Romney, and Rubio "...endorsed the left-wing media's preferred narrative and embraced the masked thugs of Antifa as heroes."

I am not surprised. Romney is just Obama Lite. McCain--I'm not going to make light of his condition, as tempting as that is under these circumstances, but he ought to retire right now and spend his remaining days in leisure, checking things off his bucket list. These two men are has-beens, politically, for one reason or another, and I don't expect either to run for President again.

Rubio, however, has just guaranteed that he will never, never, ever get my vote for President.

The leftists in antifa are not "heroes" any more than Josef Stalin or Vladimir Lenin were heroes. They are just babies throwing a violent temper tantrum. For Republicans to hail antifa brats as "heroes" is so far beyond the pale, you can't even see the pale from where you're standing when you're there.

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I agree: Gun permits from one state must be valid in another state just like driver's licenses.

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Fred asks questions. I'll answer two of them.

What policy do you recommend toward American citizens of Latino descent? He gives my answer: encourage assimilation. They're citizens; they have a right to be here.

What policy do you recommend toward those illegals who do not leave? Enforce the employment laws and punish employers who hire illegal labor. Stop giving illegal aliens government assistance. I can guarantee that this will make most of the remainder leave the country. Once that's done, the illegal population will be small enough to be managed by ICE and its normal procedures.

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Yesterday was hot. Today is pleasant.

I put in contact lenses for the interview, so I'm sitting here with my reading glasses on so I can see the screen. Somehow this makes me feel sophisticated.

Hoping to have good weather for the eclipse. The Fungal Vale is going to experience 87% totality. I'm going to make a camera obscura, and of course I have the face shield that came with my welder; I've used it before to look at the sun without trouble, so that'll be good.

In 1979 I made a camera obscura for the eclipse that took place in February, and took it to school with me. So everyone in my class got to see the eclipse through my camera obscura.

On the news the other night I heard that the Chicago school system hadn't figured out what to do about the eclipse. They don't want to do anything that might encourage the kids to learn something, you know, so they can't have the kids take a shoebox, put a pinhole in one end, cut a window in the other, and tape a piece of paper over it. The kids might start wondering how that works. It might encourage them to figure out how to make other things.

You know, you go from making a simple solarscope right to the pipe bombs and methamphetimine reactors.

*rolleyes*