December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!


To all my friends, have a wonderful New Year.
There is a sense, an anticipation of good things in America.
It's like opening up 365 presents, one each day.
Some will delight, some will disappoint.
Then again, perhaps it is nothing but a giddy illusion, as this article proposes:

Trump Is Exactly Where The Elites Want Him

[...]Of course, for some in the liberty movement this claim is sacrilegious. They don’t want to hear it, they’ll hate me for saying it, and that’s fine. I started my work in 2006 during the Bush years, and I remember quite well what it was like. I have little doubt that some people will be accusing me of being a "liberal" before they even finish this article, just as people called me a "Neo-Con" during the Obama administration. People who held fast to "conspiracy theories" surrounding the election and how Clinton was the "chosen one" will now hypocritically call me a "conspiracy theorist" for pointing out that NO ONE gets into the White House without being vetted by the elites, even Trump.

Working in alternative media means not caring if people like you or dislike you. I’ve been able to make numerous correct predictions because I do not concern myself with the pressures of conforming to group-think. My only hope is that many in the movement realize sooner rather than later that their faith in Trump has been ill invested. The great danger is that the liberty movement, the best last chance for saving this nation, will sit on its collective hands idle, centralizing all their hopes and eggs into the Trump basket, waiting for him to gallop in on his white horse and save us all from oblivion. And when that time comes, I suspect that he will do nothing, and the movement will be neutralized by its own desperate desire for a hero and an idol.

Ex-President Obama's Role Model

Obama needs to talk to this man to see how he should conduct himself for the next twenty years.
Otou and Katayama Yumi did not speak for 20 years because he was jealous

Most couples have experienced a long and awkward period of silence after a row it is unlikely to compare to a husband and wife who have not spoken for two decades - but continue to live with each other.

Otou Yumi, from Nara, southern Japan, continues to live with his three children and wife, Katayama, who perseveres in making conversation with him but has only ever received a nod or a grunt in response for 20 years.

The Japanese couple's silence was revealed by their 18-year-old son Yoshiki, who wrote into a TV show asking them to fix the situation as he had never heard them have a conversation.

Seriously Mr. Ex-Former-No-Longer-President-By-The-Good-And-Merciful-Grace-of-God Obama, learn to STFU. No one cares anymore.

Story here.

How Not To Write A Lede

NYPD catches burglars using night vision

So, who was using night vision? The cops or the crooks?

The cops were. Story here.

NY Is #1 - In People Moving Out

New census estimates reveal that over the past six years, the Empire State had a net loss of about 847,000 people to other states. That's more of a domestic migration loss than any other state in the country, putting New York first in the census category.
Well over three quarters of a million people have told NY to stuff it. That's like the population of the entire three county Capital District - gone. Good work NY. Three of my daughters and all of my grand children live in NY. That's the only reason why we're still here.

Story here.

December 30, 2016

UK Chastises Kerry For Kicking Israel When They're Down, But Only After They're Through Kicking Israel In The Balls

What the hell is wrong with the UK?  Freaking treacherous bastards...
From Reuters:
Britain scolded U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for describing the Israeli government as the most right-wing in Israeli history, a move that aligns Prime Minister Theresa May more closely with President-elect Donald Trump.

After U.S. President Barack Obama enraged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by refusing to veto a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, Kerry's public rebuke of Israel has unsettled some allies such as Britain.

[...]While Britain voted for the UN resolution that so angered Netanyahu and says that settlements in the occupied territories are illegal, a spokesman for May said that it was clear that the settlements were far from the only problem in the conflict.
But that's nothing out of the ordinary; England has been screwing Israel even before it was a nation. The Brits allowed only 1500 Jews per month to enter Palestine after the end of WWII and violated the terms of their own Palestinian Mandate wherein Great Britain ruled Palestine. The Brits blockaded almost all Jewish refugee ships trying to deliver desperate Jews to Palestine and also turned over fortified positions and munitions to the Arab League when they exited Palestine in 1948 so the Arabs could end the Jewish Question by slaughtering them.

December 28, 2016

SecState Kerry: Defending The Indefensible

Backstabber: accomplice, Benedict Arnold, betrayer, caballer, collaborator, colluder, conspirator, deceiver, highbinder, Judas, plotter, rat, subversive, traitor, turncoat, two-timer, whore.

That's enough of the nice things I have to say about Obama and John Kerry.

They plunged the UN's anti-Semite knife into Israel's back and twisted it. After Obama denies it, Kerry now admits that they planned this outrage in advance.
"And during the time of the process, as it went out we made clear to others including those on the Security Council that it was possible that if the resolution were to be balanced and it were to include references to incitement and to terrorism that it was possible the United States would then not block it, if it was balanced and fair. That is a standard practice with resolutions at the Security Council. The Egyptians and the Palestinians and many others understood that if the text were more balanced it was possible we wouldn't block it. But we also made crystal clear that the president of the United States would not make a final decision about our own position until we saw the final text."
Story here.

December 26, 2016

Christmas In Chicago

Dashing through the snow
Straining with each panicked breath
Muzzle blasts aglow
Harbingers of death!
Screams and sirens sing
How desperate is my plight
Oh God! Oh God! Please let me live
Through this Chicago night!

Oh Jingle Bells! Shotgun shells!
I just can't get away!
It ain't no fun without a gun
And the gangs want me to play!
Oh Jingle Bells! Shotgun shells!
I just can't get away!
It ain't no fun without a gun
And the gangs want me to play!

A heartwarming tale of Christmas joy in America's third largest city.
43 Shot, 11 Fatally, In Christmas Weekend Shootings In Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — The three-day Christmas weekend in Chicago has already become more violent than it was during the entire holiday weekend last year.

Eleven men were killed and at least 32 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police.

Last year, a total of 30 people were shot in Chicago over the four-day holiday weekend, leaving six dead.
Story here.

December 25, 2016

Santa Came A'Knocking And Left Coal In Obama's Stocking

Mike Ramirez is simply amazing.

Mad Dog's Christma Mojo

General Mattis is exactly the kind of leader that is desperately needed today, not only in the military but also in many other positions of responsibility. This link is to a story that will you an idea how a man's sense of duty influences his actions. And there's cookies.

Merry Christmas

His is born

He died for our sins

He is risen

He is our Lord and Savior

December 22, 2016

Sweet Home Chicago

Chicago already has 755 murders this year. that's over two per day. It is time for the US Marines to invade Chicago and bring safety, tranquility and democracy to a troubled population. Of course the Marines are only needed in the black neighborhoods. Is that a racist thing to say? My goodness...
According to The Washington Post, the Brennan Center of Justice expects “the homicide rate for the country’s 30 biggest cities… to go up by 14 percent this year.” But that increase does not tell the whole story; namely, that “the killings in Chicago account for an astounding 43.7 percent of this overall increase in [homicides].”

In other words, if year-end numbers do in fact show the anticipated “14 percent” jump in homicides nationally, the deaths in Chicago alone will account for nearly half of that increase.
And ChiTown is not the only American city ripe for invasion.
Baltimore has witnessed approximately 299 homicides year-to-date, and Washington D.C. has witnessed approximately 128. When combined with Chicago, the death numbers in these three Democrat-run, highly gun-controlled cities account for well over 50 percent of the murder spike that will be credited to America’s 30 largest cities.
Story here.

If that 14% spike in murders does occur, that means there will be an additional 1,900 murders this year (as 14% of 13,455 murders in 2015 is 1,887).

I can only imagine what the black murder stats are when the FBI's Uniform Crime Report for 2016 is published a year from now. Notwithstanding what Democratic politicians and #BlackLivesMatter idiots are screaming, black off each other at a frightening rate.

In 2015, there were 3,167 white murder victims and 2,664 black victims where the suspect is known.
Of the white victims,, 500 (15.7%) were killed by blacks and 2,574 (81.2%) by whites.
Of the black victims, 229 (8.5%) were killed by whites and 2,380 (89.3%) by blacks.

Black on white murder is almost twice the rate as white on black murder and blacks make up only 13.2% of the US population.
So much for #BlackLivesMatter.

Where The Hell Is The Secret Service?

Where the hell was the Secret service? Two sodomites conspire to verbally assault the President-elect's daughter and grandchildren and no one is shot? Okay, arrested. But they needed to be shot.
  • A passenger on a JetBlue flight accosted Ivanka Trump on Thursday morning
  • 'Your father is ruining the country,' said Dan Goldstein, a lawyer from Brooklyn, who had a child in his arms
  • He then began demanding to know why Ivanka was on the flight and not travelling on a private plane while she sat with her kids
  • Ivanka ignored him and tried to preoccupy her children with crayons while the man berated her
  • A fellow passenger said later that Ivanka told security and flight staff she did not want to make the incident a thing and have anyone removed from the flight
  • The man's husband, Matthew Lasner, later tweeted: 'My husband expressed his displeasure in a calm tone, JetBlue staff overheard, and they kicked us off'
  • However one hour before that he wrote on Twitter: 'Ivanka and Jared at JFK T5, flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them'
Where is the Secret Service? Making sure that Hillary's bottle of Jack Daniels doesn't get empty? These two sodomites are proud that they intimidated an unescorted woman and her children?

An example needs to be made. Limbs must be broken, teeth forcibly excavated and ears removed to tag them for further study.

More here:

Fake Hillary

From the vast right wing conspiracy that showered her husband with oral sex to the anti-Islamic video that no one saw but managed to get Amb. Stevens killed, Rush assembles a montage of Hillary's truthings that are no longer operative.

In the real world "no longer operative" means she lied.

And this lying bitch wants to regulate "fake" news with fact checkers like Snopes.

December 21, 2016

Pharmas O'Death

Pharmaceutical manufacturers do not make a profit unless they are selling pharmaceuticals. In order to maximize profits these companies may resort to unscrupulous business practices. And then they go to jail, but only after a number of people die.
BOSTON – Several pharmaceutical executives and managers, formerly employed by Insys Therapeutics, Inc., were arrested today on charges that they led a nationwide conspiracy to bribe medical practitioners to unnecessarily prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication and defraud healthcare insurers.

The indictment alleges that Michael L. Babich, 40, of Scottsdale, Ariz., the former CEO and President of the company; Alec Burlakoff, 42, of Charlotte, N.C., former Vice President of Sales; Richard M. Simon, 46, of Seal Beach, Calif., former National Director of Sales; former Regional Sales Directors, Sunrise Lee, 36, of Bryant City, Mich. and Joseph A. Rowan, 43, of Panama City, Fla.; and former Vice President of Managed Markets, Michael J. Gurry, 53, of Scottsdale, Ariz., conspired to bribe practitioners in various states, many of whom operated pain clinics, in order to get them to prescribe a fentanyl-based pain medication. The medication, called “Subsys,” is a powerful narcotic intended to treat cancer patients suffering intense episodes of breakthrough pain. In exchange for bribes and kickbacks, the practitioners wrote large numbers of prescriptions for the patients, most of whom were not diagnosed with cancer.
These men should rot in hell for they are contributing to a crescendo of drug overdose deaths.
CONCORD, N.H. – Drug overdose deaths have increased by 33 percent in the past five years across the country, with some states seeing jumps of nearly 200 percent.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 states saw increases in overdose deaths resulting from the abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers, a class of drugs known as opioids. New Hampshire saw a 191 percent increase while North Dakota, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine had death rates jump by over 100 percent.

"Too many Americans are feeling the devastation of the opioid crisis either from misuse of prescription opioids or use of illicit opioids," said Dr. Tom Frieden, head of the CDC. "Urgent action is needed to help health care providers treat pain safely and treat opioid use disorder effectively, support law enforcement strategies to reduce the availability of illicit opiates, and support states to develop and implement programs that can save lives."

Last year, more than 52,000 people died from drug overdoses, with almost two-thirds involving prescription or illegal opioids. Deaths from synthetic opioids, including illicit fentanyl, rose 73 percent, to 9,580. And prescription painkillers took the highest toll but posted the smallest increase. Abuse of drugs like Oxycontin and Vicodin killed 17,536, an increase of 4 percent.
Hospital ER overdose admissions are skyrocketing. Narcan (narloxone) has helped prevent many deaths, but I fear that its use also reduces the fear of an overdose, leading to more overdoses. In an age group known for risk taking behavior, this is disastrous.

Sure, some jackasses are gonna take a dirt nap at an early age no matter what you do. But a lot of these kids lack the common sense that a decent set of parents would give them.

H/T DC Clothesline

They're Everywhere

MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Ministry will demand an apology from the chief editor of the New York Daily News for publishing an article which justified the assassination of Russia’s Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, the ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

"American journalist and writer Gersh Kuntzman wrote in the New York Daily News that he was ‘shedding no tears for Andrei Karlov’," the Russian diplomat wrote on her Facebook page. "He also said that the Ankara attack reminded him of the assassination of German diplomat Ernst vom Rath in 1938 who was killed in Paris by a Jewish student. According to Kuntzman ‘like Karlov, Rath was the public face of atrocity - in this case, Adolf Hitler's genocide, anti-Semitism and coming global aggression’," Zakharova noted.

Missing His Master

General George S. Patton’s dog on the day of Patton’s death on December 21st, 1945.

Our Coming Rapprochement With Russia

Rap•proche•ment (räˌprôsh-mäɴˈ)
n. A reestablishing of cordial relations, as between two countries.
n. The state of reconciliation or of cordial relations.

It's a French word (rapprocher - to bring together) so there's probably cheese or white flags involved. Maybe white gloves?

It's not like America and Russia are suddenly BFF and we be like wearing each others lipstick and underwear. Not yet anyways. It's more like the same guy screwed both of us royally and we want to get even. By ripping his head off and crapping in it. From Newsweak:
The Kremlin has praised U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s response to Monday’s attacks in Berlin and Ankara, claiming that his words are “in tune” with those of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump accused a “radical Islamic terrorist” of shooting dead the Russian Ambassador to Turkey on Monday before also commenting on an attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Germany’s capital. In response to the latter, he declared “terrorists and their regional and worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the Earth,” and called for international support to do so.
And their entrails worn as neckties.
Because, no one wears garters anymore.
Although little has yet been officially confirmed about the perpetrators of either attack, Russia welcomed Trump’s statement, claiming that Putin has been making the same argument for nearly two decades.
These remarks were made while Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was speaking about Russia's desire for international cooperation in eliminating terrorism.

Of course we are referring to Presbyterian terrorists, right? Greek Orthodox terrorists? Baptist terrorists? Catholics? No?
He noted that no one country could win this fight alone, but “it can only be done together.”
Okay, lipstick, definitely lipstick. But no panties. At least not the skimpy, yellow bikini ones. They were a gift from Italy.

December 20, 2016

Michelle Obama Ready For Operation After Painful Erection

Or something like that.

From the NY Post:
Michelle Obama ready for anonymity after ‘painful’ election

Michelle Obama is looking forward to getting her “anonymity” back.

The first lady complained in an interview that aired Monday night with Oprah Winfrey on CBS that her biggest sacrifice while Barack Obama served as president was giving up her ability to be anonymous.

But soon, she believes, that’ll change.
That's not change honey. It's called molting.

“You know, there’s nowhere I can go in the world and just sit at a table and have a cup of coffee and watch the world,” Obama said in what is expected to be her final sit-down interview.

Oprah doubted Obama will get her anonymity back — but the outgoing first lady was insistent.
It would be helpful if she first shaved all the hair off her back. But what do I know?

“Yes, I am. Now it’s all gonna change,” Obama said at the White House.

What she's really looking forward to is spewing her particular blend of hateful, vindictive venom at whoever is pissing her off at the moment and then crawling back into her spider hole where she can escape the resulting barrage of righteous indignation.

December 19, 2016

Russia's Woes

I'm starting to wonder if someone is trying very hard to start a war. Or has the cheese slid completely off Hillary's cracker and she has armed her flying monkeys and sent them overseas? I mean, seriously, WTH?

First, Turkey:
ISTANBUL — Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone Turkish gunman shouting “God is great!” and “don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!” in what the leaders of Turkey and Russia called a provocative terrorist attack.

The gunman, described by Turkish officials as a 22-year-old off-duty police officer, also wounded at least three others in the assault on the envoy, Andrey G. Karlov, which was captured on video. Turkish officials said the assailant was killed by other officers in a shootout.
Then Chechnya:
In a special operation, police have arrested four gunmen while killing a total of seven who had attacked police in the city of Grozny earlier, the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced.

On Saturday, a group of militants attacked a police officer and seized his car, after which they looked for another police officer at his home to no avail.

Officers later engaged in a shootout with some of the suspects in downtown Grozny after they tried to pull over a suspect’s vehicle. The tense standoff was caught on camera by witnesses, with police seen raining fire upon the gunmen.
And a report that some big wig in the Russian Foreign Ministry was killed in Moscow:
The head of one of the departments of the Russian Foreign Ministry found shot dead in Moscow, according to the source REN TV journalists. Officially, this information is not confirmed in the department.

His body with a gunshot wound to the head was found in the apartment. According to some reports, the site of two shells from a traumatic gun found. The gun was found under the sink in the kitchen.

The source reports that in an apartment where the body was found, was the wife of the man. At the moment, we consider two versions of what happened: suicide and murder (this is a Google translation~sig94).
This last one sounds very weak, perhaps a fake news items that Weasel Zippers found irresistible. I can't find any other source for this.

If anything does trigger a confrontation, I only hope the Rooskies hold tight until next month when we get a grown up in the White House. I imagine Mr. Putin feels the same way.

♫ While My Nine Iron Gently Weeps ♫

Obama Heads to Golf Course After Receiving Reports on Berlin Attack and Russian Ambassador Death

With the dual breaking news events surrounding potential terrorism and a foreign diplomat being shot to death, White House pool reports showed that President Barack Obama headed to a country club in Hawaii near his rental house, where he is vacationing.
Don't expect much from El Presidente for the next four weeks, he's got his work cut out consoling his Big Bertha. Or is it his Little Loretta? He is getting on in years ya know.

Story here.

December 18, 2016

Something Is Deeply Broken Alright

I hope everyone is enjoying the spectacle as the democrats devour themselves tail first. Loretta Lynch joins in the fun as Hillary and company blame the FBI for their failure to capture the prize.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is defending the FBI against allegations that the bureau mishandled investigations of email hacks of Democrats and focused too much attention on Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

“I can tell you that this investigation was taken seriously from the beginning,” Lynch said in an interview with CNN that airs Sunday.

She was responding to complaints raised by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Friday. Podesta, who had his Gmail account hacked during the campaign, argued that “something is deeply broken at the FBI.”
Story here:

December 17, 2016

The 2016 Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign Workout

It is exhausting work running for President and no one knows this better than Hillary Clinton. There's all the speeches and fund raising and travel and fund raising and begging for money and raising funds and asking for more money... and don't forget the killing.

Over the course of 30 years there are quite a few bodies strewn around the Clinton landscape. This site has been busy keeping track of the corpses (almost a full time job) and here at It Don't Make Sense we offer just those killed during the final months of the 2016 Presidential Massacre, oops, Election.

Anyone seeking employment opportunities with the Clintons' should be aware of the incredible odds that your death will be classified as a suicide no matter how suspicious or bizarre the circumstances.The following are excerpts from here.
Berta Caceres
Human Rights Activist
Died: March 3, 2016

Killed while sleeping in her home in La Esperanza, Honduras. Berta Caceres had named Hillary Clinton as responsible for the Honduran coup which toppled democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Since the coup, Honduras has become one of the most violent places in the world. Growing awareness of Hillary's role in Honduras became a serious liability during Hillary's 2016 campaign.
Note: I was not certain if I should take this one too seriously as Berta's life was allegedly threatened for years by anti-environmentalist (is that a word?) operatives in Honduras. But then there's this:
Hillary must answer for Honduras: Another assassination raises more questions about her involvement in coup: Days after Clinton campaign dismisses calls for accountability, a second activist is killed by unknown assailants
So yeah, if Salon says Hillary's in, I think she's in.

Next, WikiLeaks scourge Julian Assange had a lawyer.
Had is the operative expression, as in "Hillary had a hemorrhoid that was bothering her so she called this guy named Guido in Philly? and he took care of the hemorrhoid for her."

John Jones
Julian Assange's lawyer
Died: April 18, 2016
John Jones, QC, was killed when struck by a commuter train on his way to work. The police immediately declared the death as non-suspicious. The Q.C. initially said it was not suicide. Great Britain has the highest per-capita presence of surveillance cameras of any nation in the world, yet no video has been forthcoming as to just how Jones wound up in front of that train.
John Jones was working to prevent the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. Assange and WikiLeaks have produced some of the most damaging information about Hillary Clinton's scandals.
There was another Assange lawyer, Michael Ratner, who on May 11, 2016, also ended up on a slab. The suspect in this case is cancer. Coincidence? I think not.

Now this one is truly a mystery. Whoever dreamed up this murder had to have been a fan of Columbo. I think Mr. Ashe was resisting his murderer(s) and they took him out with a blow to the throat.
John Ashe
Former United Nations General Assembly President
Died: June 22, 2016
Initially reported as having died from a heart attack, John's throat had obviously been crushed. At that point the official story changed to him accidentally dropping a barbell on his own throat (the plotline from the episode "An Exercise in Fatality" from the TV series "Columbo.") crushing his larynx.
Ashe was about to begin trial for a bribery charge involving Chinese businessman Ng Lap Seng, who had been implicated but not charged in the 1996 "China-gate" scandal for funneling illegal donations to Bill Clinton's re-election fund through Arkansas restaurant owner Charlie Trie. Ashe was supposed to testify about Hillary's links to Ng Lap Seng later the same day he died.

The TV Guide magazine has this to say:
"An Exercise in Fatality, Part I"
First Aired: September 15, 1974
Part 1 of 2. A fitness expert murders a business associate.
Coincidence? I think not.
This was truly bizarre in that they thought no one would notice. Forty-two years have passed since this episode was aired.

As we continue on the Clinton Cadavers Parade, this one made the news for awhile, but nothing ever came out of the police investigation.
Seth Conrad Rich
DNC Voter Expansion Data Director
Died: July 10, 2016
Seth Conrad Rich was shot several times in the back a block from his home in D.C.'s neighborhood of Bloomingdale. The police declared it a robbery gone bad, but nothing had been taken; Seth still had his wallet, watch, and cell phone. One possible motive for his assassination lies with the WikiLeaks dump of 20,000 DNC emails which proved the DNC was rigging the primaries to favor Hillary Clinton. The scandal forced DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Shultz to resign. Although Hillary's people tried to portray this as a hack by Russia, to cast Hillary as a victim of international intrigue, WikiLeaks, while not identifying the leak, denied it was Russia, and stated it was an "internal" leak.
If Seth (who was in a perfect position to acquire the data) were the leak, that would be ample motive to murder him, as a warning to others inside the DNC not to blow any whistles. Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a "lead" saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an "ongoing court case" possibly involving the Clinton family. A reward has been offered for information on this murder.
Snopes tried to minimize Seth's access to data. But from what was apparently a very sloppy security set up, Seth, as a data director, most likely would have the same accesss as any other director in the system. Over the past 36 years I have been the system administrator for several secure law enforcement data systems, I still am. Many systems use  security templates or "profiles" granting common access to people who have similar responsibilities so Snopes is full of shit. Seth most likely had access that could damage the DNC.

For this next Clinton Corpse, at first I thought that Hillary had former 49er's QB Joe Montana murdered and I was like OMG! You bitch! But then I read it again and I'm okay now. Joe Montano and Shawn Lucas died within three weeks of each other; Joe from a heart attack and Shawn from a drug overdose.
Joe Montano
Chairman DNC (before Debbis Wasserman Shultz) and Regional Director for Tim Kaine
Died: July 25, 2016
Supposedly died of a heart attack right after the WikiLeaks e-mail dump, proving, the DNC had worked to sabotage Bernie Sanders and hand the nomination to Hillary Clinton. Joe was 47, with no history of heart problems.

Shawn Lucas
Died: August 2, 2016
On July 3, 2016, Shawn Lucas and filmmaker Ricardo Villaba served the DNC Services Corp. and Chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz at DNC's headquarters in Washington, D.C., in the fraud class action suit against the Democrat Party on behalf of Bernie Sanders supporters. This was before Wikileaks released documents proving, the DNC was working against the Sanders campaign during the 2016 primary.
Shawn was found dead by his girlfriend. He had been in perfect health and did not do drugs. The authorities are refusing to disclose the cause of death even after three weeks. Meanwhile, the DNC is trying to delay the lawsuit until after the November election by saying Lucas did not "properly" serve the papers ... with Lucas conveniently unable to testify on his own behalf.

Joe died of a heart attack, so did Breitbart. Shawn suddenly starts using drugs and overdoses on an exotic cocktail of fentanyl, cyclobenzaprine, and mitragynine. Coincidence? I think not.

In truth, the only thing that makes sense, if all these deaths are indeed connected (and there is a chance that they really are), is that someone is trying to send a message. Why kill a process server? It's like killing the waitress because the cook burnt your steak.

December 16, 2016

Borscht v. Burrito

So, what nation had the most influence on our Presidential elections? Russia or Mexico?

The Senate Intelligence Committee demanded that the CIA produce the evidence proving that Russia made deliberate efforts to influence the out come of last November's elections. The CIA has refused.
( - An attempt by Congress to find out more about Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election hit a brick wall last night, when U.S. intelligence agencies refused a request to brief the House intelligence committee today (Thursday) on the cyber-attacks.
Nevertheless, the current administration and the MSM is pursuing this story as if Moses just came down from Mt. Sinai with the evidence engraved in stone.

There are counterclaims, There is evidence suggesting that there was a massive influx of illegal aliens who cast ballots in the election.
Investigators found the voter after examining “jury excusal” forms where a person said they couldn’t serve because they were not U.S. Citizens. They took those names and found dozens of those people in the database of Florida registered voters.

Since investigators only checked a very small sample of jury forms, one can only imagine how many thousands, or tens of thousands of illegals statewide who may have voted since the Motor Voter law was passed in 1993. Non-citizen voting is a Federal felony.
On one hand we have a simple process that can produce the actual numbers of illegal voters from official state databases verifying the claim that illegal immigration has corrupted the political process in America. Unfortunately the political elites and the MSM will not lend credence to these efforts .

On the other hand,we have a claim that a foreign power  has had an even greater influence on the election and the intelligence agencies maintaining this fiction refuse to provide the proof that has been requested by other government officials responsible for ascertaining appropriate government oversight. Yet the political elites and the media have accepted this fiction.

And then again,borscht never gave me the runs.

Russia And China Spank Obama

I just know there's gonna be another line drawn in the Syrian sand for Russia to ignore and a rubber duckie thrown in the water for China to play with. Like I stated in the prior post, the next five weeks will be interesting.

Obama's ass is going to be very sore when he leaves next month.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.
Amid calls on both sides of the political aisle on Capitol Hill for a full-bore congressional investigation, including assertions President Vladimir Putin was personally involved, Obama said in an interview that anytime a foreign government tries to interfere in U.S. elections, the nation must take action — “and we will.”
Neither country is going to listen to Obama. Putin is preparing to kick some Arab ISIS ass with Trump and China ... who knows. Do we have the resources to back up our interests in the area? I don't think so.

Trump has his work cut out for him. Both Pakistan and the Philippines are moving towards China as economic and strategic partners. Also check out LL's blog here for more on the Pakistan development.

This should not come as a surprise. Obama's weak sister, ass bowing approach to diplomacy does not create good allies.  If a foreign nation is going to cooperate in protecting our interests, they want a partner strong enough to jack up anyone who comes against them. This does not mean war; just make an offer that they can't refuse and do it quietly. Roosevelt's Great White Fleet was a good example of this. A gesture of good  will and strength.

The US is viewed as weak. It will take a little time and competent, consistent diplomacy to change that as well as improvements in our military strength.

Putin understands strength.
China understands strength.
Most of the world's leaders understand strength and how to apply it in international relations.
Obama never had a clue.

Breaking Bad ... Weather

I just love it when we break records here. It's always bad news:
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Syracuse just broke a 99-year record for the coldest Dec. 16.

The temperature at Hancock International Airport, the official weather station for Syracuse, hit 2 below zero over the last hour.

The record for Dec. 16 had been minus 1, set in 1917.

If this makes you feel any warmer, today's record low isn't even close to the coldest December day on record. That belongs to Dec. 20, 1942, when Syracuse hit 26 below zero.
I was shoveling snow at 0930 this morning. Yeah,it was cold.

The sad, sad story here.

Grand Theft Drone

The next five weeks should be very interesting. I have no idea what the Chinese will do once Trump is President and you know they will test him severely. As far as Obama is concerned, the Chinese don't give a rat's ass what he will do. But for now, they will play games with the reset of the One China policy, oh, and here it comes. This is a continuation of clashes between the US and China since Trump took a congratulatory call from the President of Taiwan.
(CNN)A US oceanographic vessel Thursday had its underwater drone stolen by a Chinese warship literally right in front of the eyes of the American crew, a US defense official told CNN Friday.

In the latest encounter in international waters in the South China Sea region, the USNS Bowditch was sailing about 100 miles off the port at Subic Bay when the incident occurred, according to the official.

Bowditch had stopped in the water to pick up two underwater drones. At that point a Chinese naval ship that had been shadowing the Bowditch put a small boat into the water. That small boat came up alongside and the Chinese crew took one of the drones.

Subic Bay is about 60 miles west of Manila right on the coast. If you go 100 miles west of Subic Bay, you are still very, very close to the Philippines and no where near China. You have to admit it, the slanty eyed pricks haven't proved a thing going up against an unarmed research vessel.

USNS Bowditch (T-AGS 62) is a Pathfinder class oceanographic survey ship. She is the third ship in the class. USNS Bowditch is a part of a 29 ship Special Mission Ship program and operates in the South China Sea. She is named after Nathaniel Bowditch. Bowditch was engaged in surveying at Tacloban shortly after typhoon Haiyan in advance of the Navy's Operation Damayan in an area known for its shifting hazards to navigation using its multi-beam contour mapping system.

Adolph Eichenwald

Hurl Alert: Do not listen to this liberal diatribe on a full stomach.

From 1933 to 1945, Joseph Goebbels was the Propaganda Minister for Hitler's Third Reich. Virulently anti-Semitic, Goebbels was once described as having, "a high intellectual varnish covering the emotional world of an adolescent..."

This is a very accurate description for Eichenwald who descends into the same Goebbels-like emotional state of denial and obfuscation.

Eichenwald went on a Twitter rampage after the interview in which he spewed even more venom. He soon deleted them but they are available for viewing here.


Facebook has a news feed (I don't use it)  that will soon filter out or demote all "fake" news that is not approved by the Fakebook Commissariat For Truth. The Fakebook Commissariat will be comprised of fact-checking colossi Snopes *spit* and ABC News *gag*.
Facebook is going to start fact-checking, labeling, and burying fake news and hoaxes in its News Feed, the company said Thursday.

The decision comes after Facebook received heated criticism for its role in spreading a deluge of political misinformation during the US presidential election, like one story that falsely said the Pope had endorsed Donald Trump.

To combat fake news, Facebook has teamed up with a shortlist of media organizations, including Snopes and ABC News, that are part of an international fact-checking network led by Poynter, a nonprofit school for journalism in St. Petersburg, Florida.
News feed users will be able to label news they feel is false.
We can have some fun with this.

Nonetheless, it behooves all Comrades to faithfully adhere to established Party doctrine and to report any suspicious "facts" released into the internets by suspected conservative sources. These unapproved facts have already deprived Comrade Clinton of her well deserved Presidency and have destroyed Amerika's opportunity to be guided by her wisdom, grace and fundraising.

Story here.

December 14, 2016

The CIA Is An Embarrassment

The CIA has taken the position that the Russian government has interfered in a US Presidential election by hacking into the emails of prominent Democrats and spilling the beans to various sources. They are doing this despite possessing no evidence that this has happened.

Rather, CIA officials cite circumstances that lead them to believe this. One circumstance is that the Republicans were not likewise afflicted by the likes of WikiLeaks, QED, those pesky Rooskies are at it again and wanted Trump to triumph.

Problem is, other highly regarded intelligence sources cite decades of analytical/intelligence experience and think the CIA is full of shit.
[...]We are being misled to believe that there is irrefutable evidence that Russia hacked the DNC and Podesta emails and the basis for this conclusion, we now learn, is that some unnamed analysts THINK that Russia is behind it because the only emails released came from the Democrats and excluded the Republicans.

The stupidity of this is stunning. When I was an analyst my bosses did not care what my opinion about anything was. I was to report the intelligence and comment on what we knew.

But it gets worse. The CIA analysts predicated their goofy analysis on a false premise– they “THINK” Russia breached the RNC. Think? There was a time that the bosses at CIA required evidence or sources. Speculation was unacceptable. But this goes beyond speculation. The CIA is ignoring the proven fact that the RNC Chair Reince Preibus and the RNC Deputy Sean Spicer say there was no breach whatsoever. In fact, they said the FBI came into the RNC, examined the computer systems and then confirmed that they had not been hacked nor breached. The failure to consider all facts is the cardinal sin of an intelligence analyst. On this point the CIA is guilty.
It is the considered opinion of one intelligence expert of note that:
This is more than an embarrassment; it is an indictment of how corrupt and inept the CIA has become over the last 20 years. It has become so thoroughly politicized that it is no more reliable then your mediocre Washington think tank. In my view the CIA should be dismantled. We need to start over. This is not an isolated error. The failures of the CIA over the years are significant. But those did not include meddling in a U.S. Presidential election. This is the ultimate irony. The CIA is accusing Russia of interfering in the Presidential election when in fact it is the CIA itself that is now crossing that line.
Story here, more here on how it appears that this was leaked information from an inside source, not hacked remotely by a foreign agent.

And right on the heels of the above comes this - a disgusted democrat gave up the goodies.
A Wikileaks envoy today claims he personally received Clinton campaign emails in Washington D.C. after they were leaked by 'disgusted' whisteblowers - and not hacked by Russia. 
Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and a close associate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, told that he flew to Washington, D.C. for a clandestine hand-off with one of the email sources in September. 
'Neither of [the leaks] came from the Russians,' said Murray in an interview with on Tuesday. 'The source had legal access to the information. The documents came from inside leaks, not hacks.'

December 13, 2016

Brain Damaged Or Lying? Media Is Forgetful

The media is desperately trying to paint Trump into a corner with his nominations for Cabinet Secretaries. The latest one is is Rex Tillerson.

From the WashTimes:
“Trump’s credibility problem on Russia,” NBC wrote, warning: “Tillerson has ties to Russia and Putin, including being awarded Russia’s ‘Order of the Friendship’ honor in 2013 and opposing the U.S.-led sanctions against Russia for its intervention in Crimea. And already, GOP senators are expressing concern about Tillerson’s Russia ties.”
NBC news has conveniently forgot who licensed American satellite and missile technology to the Chinese, enabling their ballistic missiles to reach our shores. Of course that transaction occurred after political donations were exchanged. That would be Bill Clinton.

NBC also forgot who, just a few short years ago, sold the Russians a large share of America's uranium production. Of course that would be after political donations were exchanged. That would be Hillary Clinton. Do we see a pattern here?

It's not just NBC or the media. It seems a lot of people have a very selective memory nowadays.

December 12, 2016

Is This What It Takes?

For the last thirteen years I have participated in a task force to reduce violent crime in upstate NY.  Right now we are experiencing the most virulent amount of shootings I have ever seen in my almost 45 years in law enforcement.

Nothing is working; all our focused deterrence, AKA lever pulling strategies that we implemented (as espoused by by Dr. Kennedy and demonstrated in the Boston Cease Fire model) seem to have had no effect. One particularly violent area of the city has already had a 170% increase in shootings since another OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention) model anti-violence program started two years ago.

But what seems to work is this:
Shootings down by half during snowy weekend in Chicago

Fifteen people were shot in Chicago over the weekend, less than half of last weekend’s toll and the fewest in the city in months.

Still, Chicago is on pace this year for the most homicides since at least 1998, when the police department said there were 704 homicides.

The number of people shot is also the most in decades: At least 4,170 people so far this year. With less than three weeks left in the year, that marks a 40 percent increase over the total number of shootings in 2015, according to Tribune data.
Forget the social workers, violence intervention specialists and all that other liberal crap. Seed the clouds, and bring the cold. Let them fear the Grim Ice Maker. Unleash the fury of Lake Michigan. Let's see if they can still kill one another through ski-bys.

I'm going to retire in a few months. I won't miss this at all. The nuclear black family has been all but destroyed in our inner cities. Black children have expressed strong identification with gangs as early as the second grade, more so than with members of their own families.

This will not get better by throwing money at it. We need parents who love their children more than themselves.

December 11, 2016

California Dreamin'

Looks like the insane libs in California are trying to finish what the San Andreas Fault hasn't been able to do yet.

If California secedes the financial consequences are:
  • California received the most in federal spending of any state; $344 billion in 2013.
  • California contributed the most in federal tax revenue of any state; $334 billion in 2013.
  • We'll saving $10 billion in federal spending every year.
  • We'll be able to charge 35% excise tax on everything California sells to the US, an estimated $5 billion can be collected in excise taxes.
  • When Nancy Pelosi and all those other liberals retire we won't  pay them one red cent in retirement benefits. Let California pick it up.
  • All those Hispanics in Federal prisons now become all those Hispanics in California prisons.

If California secedes the political consequences are:
    • California has the largest population, over 22 million.
    • California has the most electoral votes.
    • If California secedes we'll be electing Republicans to federal offices forever (although not always a good thing).
    • All those Hollywood libs would have to get passports to come here ... which we will deny.
    Good luck California and don't let the Sierra Madres hit you on the ass on your way out.

    Yes I know that all the military bases would be subject to a lot of agreements, leases, contracts, stipulations, etc. It probably would be like negotiating with the Philippines.

    Remember, the post says it's just California dreaming.

    H/T 90 Miles From Tyranny

    A Hollow Military

    Obama hates America. There are few areas where this is more apparent than in the condition of our nation's armed forces.
    Forget about the longtime standard of a military capable of fighting two major wars simultaneously, which the United States abandoned four years ago. The current military would have trouble fighting one major conflict.

    That is the assessment of some prominent defense experts, who contend the military has degraded to dangerous levels after eight years under President Obama.

    “We have lost our edge,” said Daniel Goure, senior vice president of the Lexington Institute. “We are no longer technologically superior in a whole list of areas … This is a military that is on the brink of collapse.”
    For years liberals have argued that America cannot be the world's policeman. But most other nations do not operate under the same guiding principles of freedom and personal liberty that America possesses. It is foolish to assume otherwise.

    Throughout recorded history we are  reminded that powerful nations will extend their sphere of influence and crush those that oppose them. The only way that this oppression can be resisted is through the application of military power.

    If and when our political leaders determine that we are not capable of resisting foreign influence, they will surrender our interests to please other nations. Under whose sphere of influence do you wish to live your life? China? Russia? Iran?

    Our overwhelming superior military strength is what has kept us free. That freedom could be lost if our military becomes weak and ineffective, which is exactly what Obama's agenda is trying to accomplish.
    “We are actually below peacetime levels,” said John Venable, a retired Air Force colonel who serves as a senior research fellow with The Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense. “But we’re actually fighting a war.”
    This is the change that Obama promised.
    • The Army needs 25 brigades to fight one major conflict. It has 31, but Venable said only 10 are “mission ready.” 
    • The Navy had 272 ships, below its 308-ship goal, and Venable said only about a third of the vessels are ready for combat. 
    • The Air Force needs 600 planes to fight one major conflict. Although the service currently has 1,159, Venable said less than half are ready for combat. 
    • The Marine Cops has 23 battalions, more than the 13 needed to fight one major conflict, but the Heritage report estimates only half are ready.
    Story here and more here.

    December 10, 2016

    In The News

    The Dept. of Energy (DoE) was created during President Carter's Administration in 1977 with two goals - to eliminate our nation's dependence on foreign oil and to oversee and safeguard our nuclear weapons research. The 13,300 DoE incompetent civil service weasels with a $30 billion budget have done neither.
    The global warming con may finally be facing a true reckoning. For many years, the warmists have behaved as if they are hiding something, as the Climategate emails, among many other signs, revealed. But so long as the greedy and power-hungry pols, lusting after taxation and regulation of all human activity via carbon taxes, could be reinforced by cowards afraid to buck the so-called scientific consensus (that doesn’t really exist) everything could remain hunky-dory.

    While meeting with Al Gore calmed some warmist nerves, the actions of the Trump transition team at the Department of Energy are eliciting hysteria.
    They couldn't handle their appointed tasks so they adopted ones that were far easier. Intimidating American citizens with Soviet-style mission creep implemented under the watchful eye of liberal administrations seemed the fun thing to do.

    Liberals Are Hazardous To Your Health
    This is true in more ways than one. And, oh yes, this did happen.
    Suddenly it's clear not everyone benefited from the era of Hope and Change. The Washington Post reports that "for the first time in more than two decades, life expectancy for Americans declined last year". Princeton economist Anne Case said “this is singular. This doesn’t happen."
    Perhaps the editors at the WashPo are stating to worry that they may not get to enjoy their 401k's.

    Water, Water Everywhere And Every Drop We Regulate
    The Environmental Protection Agency is the Corleone's dream. Their idea of "protection" is about the same as a mafia capo. But instead of RICO prosecutions, Trump has decided to take them down another way, a faster way. Dismantle them without indictments from the inside.
    Personnel is policy, as they say, and despite his meeting with the High Priest of Climatology, Al Gore, president-elect Donald Trump’s pick of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to be the new head at EPA, shows Trump is serious about pulling back the curtain to expose climate fraud, leaving climate zealots as unsettled as the alleged “science” they trumpet.

    "Pruitt’s concerns of EPA overreach also includes the agency’s controversial, “Waters of the U.S.” rule that significantly expanded the federal government’s regulatory reach to include ditches on private land. During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to address the regulation that he called one of the “most intrusive rules” and Pruitt could execute the new president’s goal to neuter its impact."
    Neuter: transitive verb, #1- castrate, alter; #2- to remove the force or effectiveness of.
    Either way, let's do this thing. Time's awastin'.

    It's Fun Work But Someone Has To Do It

    To rephrase the article just above this one, "Water, Water Everywhere And It's Going Up Your Nose."
    Following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, psychologist and U.S. Air Force veteran Dr. James Mitchell was called back to national service. Along with a partner, Bruce Jessen, he was tasked with developing the CIA’s enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs. Designed to elicit time-sensitive intelligence from hardened al Qaeda leaders, the EITs later became immersed in controversy. In 2014, Senate Democrats released a report accusing Mitchell of torturing suspects with EITs and producing no results.
    There is another phrase that applies here,"If it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    EIT works rather well on recalcitrant individuals with respect to generating compliance in response to legitimate requests for information. That being said, waterboard the assholes until they talk or let them grow gills.

    FBI Investigates Missing White House Drapes

    The Director of the FBI, James Comey, is personally supervising an investigation concerning the disappearance of three sets of White House drapes.

    This afternoon at a Department of Justice press conference in Chicago, Director Comey issued the following statement:
    "I think the Obamas were extremely careless. I think they were negligent. That I could establish. What we can't establish is that they acted with the necessary criminal intent," he insisted. "'Should have known,' 'must have known,' 'had to know' does not get you there. You have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that they knew they were engaged in something that was unlawful."

    H/T iOTW

    Crap Is Just Another Word For Frigidaire

    We finally finished out kitchen and dining room remodeling project just before my first knee replacement in November of 2013. We started in January by enclosing the porch and tearing out the brick and cinder block wall between the porch and dining room. We used three different contractors to do all the work and two of them lied to us causing delays in permits and shoddy workmanship. But after eleven months it was worth the wait and it was just in time for our daughter's wedding.

    We wanted good but reasonably priced appliances and chose the Frigidaire Professional line for all our appliances in our new kitchen.

    That was a terrible mistake.

    Within eighteen months the Frigidaire oven's electronic control board (ECB) got fried after we used the self cleaning feature. We only used this feature one time. I complained to Electrolux, Frigidaire's home company, and they sold me a new ECB for $157. So a $920 oven now cost me $1,077. And we are afraid to use the self cleaning feature again.

    Later that year (2014) we found a piece of, oh I dunno, rubber or latex or some kind of plastic on the floor of the Frigidaire dishwasher. It was partially melted by the heater coil. Eventually I figured out that it was a gasket that fell off the bottom of the washer's door. A new one cost me about ten bucks.

    Last summer the ECB for the Frigidaire microwave oven went kablooey for no reason. It was on it's own protected circuit with no other outlet attached. I threw the blasted thing out (wasn't about to plunk down whatever for another board for a low quality appliance) and bought a nice stainless steel LG microwave at Home Depot for $170. That was $400 out the window, that's what we paid for that overpriced piece of garbage.  It went to the curb. Metal scrappers picked it up in a heartbeat.

    Now last month (October 2016) the ice maker in the Frigidaire refrigerator went nuts. Some sort of plastic fitting and a white electrical cord fell out of the ice maker. After that, half the time the ice comes out in great chunks, not separate cubes like it used to. This clogs the machine and makes it almost impossible to take the tray out as the big chunks of ice cause the tray to jam inside the ice maker.

    I will have to call a repair man to fix this. I have no idea how much it will cost me.

    I complained again on the Frigidaire Face Book page. "Oh contact us and we'll see what we can do..." Bull. This is what I am doing. I will make separate blogs that will educate the public about the crap that Frigidaire makes.

    Every single Frigidaire kitchen appliance I bought broke down or failed in some way within two and a half years. Every one.

    These appliances cost me thousands and thousands of dollars. 

    They are the alleged top of the product line.

     They are CRAP.

    Do not purchase Frigidaire appliances.

    If It Sounds Too Good To Be True... usually is.

    Here is an advertisement for a linux-in-a-flash-drive where you can upgrade your PC, laptop or tablet for around $25.
    Xtra-PC is a small thumb drive you simply plug into your computer’s USB port and it instantly transforms your old computer to like new. It works with any computer (Mac or Windows) laptop, desktop, and netbooks made in 2004 or later and it is hands down the fastest, easiest solution to getting yourself a new computer without spending $400, $500, $800 or more – guaranteed.
    IMHO you've gotta be really desperate/gullible to go for it. But I am curious.

    Has anybody heard any evaluation on this?

    Wrapping Xmas Gifts

    This morning while eating my breakfast I watched my wife as she was wrapping Christmas presents.

     Clad in her dressing gown, her lovely brow was furrowed and her gaze locked on the small items she was preparing for ornamentation. The implements of said ornamentation were carefully arrayed over the dining room table: bows, paper, ribbons, transparent tape and of course her scissors.

    Such was her concentration that you would think she was preparing for a moon launch or the invasion of a hostile country (more on that later).  Over the past year I have made it clear that as we are preparing to live on a fixed income she must dial back her generosity; our children are older and for the most part, entirely self sufficient. Although my request did not fall on deaf ears, I suspect that they are somewhat hearing impaired.

    My wife loves to wrap gifts. She will stand there for hours, transforming plain boxes into artfully decked parcels that are a delight to the senses. The gifts are festooned with colorful paper and fabric; our  relatives and friends are transported while removing the wrapping in order to gleefully purview the precious contents thereof.

    Removing the wrapping, now there's the rub.

    I watched in horror as my soul mate wrapped a gift in layer upon layer upon layer of paper. It looked like she used the entire Sunday edition of the NY Times. And the tape.

    There must be a gene, a common thread of DNA that influences the female psyche to bestow upon gifts the same level of protection afforded the Third Reich by the Siegfried Line. The wrapping can be defeated, but only after careful planning and an inordinate allocation of resources.

    I have searched in vain for any government or university sponsored research that reveals the number of fingernails lost per yard of tape applied to gifts.

    Both my wife and my sister have this compelling need to engulf presents in a sea of tape. This is an unbridled passion, a forbidden love of tape. I believe this has international implications and have named this affliction, "L'amour de la bande."

    If anyone is aware of a program, or medication, that addresses this condition, please let me know.

    December 9, 2016

    Bennu The Destroyer

    In yesterday's post we talked about a satellite that is keeping an eye on various heavenly objects that sail through our solar system at frightening speeds. These meteoroids (small) and asteroids (large) are in an orbit about the Sun so they have a go at us every so often. Once meteoroids hit the Earth's atmosphere they become meteors. Once asteroids hit our atmosphere they are called  SHTFeroids. These objects range in size from microscopic to Texas.

    The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft was launched by NASA several months ago to maintain a Game of Thrones type "Black Watch" on a celestial White Walker, Asteroid Bennu. OSIRIS-Rex will patrol the heavens without ceasing, be exposed to bad food and radiation and can never marry. This will be one pissed off satellite in a few years.

    If the asteroid Bennu (with a diameter of 1640 feet) is a perfect sphere, it would have a volume of 85,602,045 cubic yards. However, asteroids are not planets and most are not shaped like them. Some asteroids are shaped like hemorrhoids; these are known as assteroids.

    Some asteroids, such as Eros pictured below, are shaped like massive Idaho potatoes. But  Eros is of the planet destroying variety; it is over 21 miles across, seven miles wide and seven miles thick. It is thought to have the mass of 700 trillion french fries.

    Eros, delicious baked Eros

    Astronomers are still seeking a sour cream planet.

    On the other hand, NASA has provided pictures of Asteroid 1999 RQ36 that indicate that it is shaped very much like a chicken McNugget; it  is 560 meters across (1837 feet) so it is a little larger than our friend Asteroid Bennu, which is only 500 meters (1640 feet) across.

    Crispy, crunchy, tasty, deep-fried 1999 RQ36

    A cubic yard of rocks can weigh anywhere between 2,400 and 2,900 lbs. and scientists have estimated that 1999 RQ36 weighs 66 million tons. Operating under a federal grant, NASA scientists have calculated that it would take 57 years and 202.8 billion barrels of vegetable oil to cook a McNugget the size of Asteroid 1999 RQ36 in a fryer the size of Lake Mead. Yes, I calculated the amount of oil (at 42 gallons per barrel) it would take to fill Lake Mead. I am strange that way.

    However, Asteroid Bennu is different. It is indeed shaped like a rabbit turd as shown below in this NASA photo.

    Asteroid Bennu

    Rabbit turds are spherical. This means that more calculations are forthcoming, prepare yourselves.

    Turds ala' Oryctolagus Cuniculus 

    It is a very disquieting thought that a 500 meter turd traveling at .0000000006% of the speed of light could destroy a healthy chunk of our planet. But since they are spherical  we can estimate the weight of a 1600 foot rabbit turd comprised of space dust/rocks. NASA states that Asteroid 199RQ36 has the same density as water so we'll use instead the weight of water which is 1728 pounds per cubic yard. This is lighter than rocks.

    Since time is of the essence (and I'm getting bored with this) we'll blow through the math. So let's see, a sphere with a radius of 250 meters has a volume of 85,602,045 cubic yards and .86 tons per cubic yard (weight of water) gives us a 73.6 million ton asteroid.

    Now allow Asteroid Bennu a low celestial speed so it won't get a ticket. That's 25,000 miles per hour in a school zone which is 11,176 meters/second; that produces a kinetic energy of 4,169,823,402,272 megajoules. One ton of TNT will release about 4184 megajoules of energy.

    At that speed, if Bennu crashes into the Earth, it will yield a release of energy equivalent to a 997 megaton hydrogen bomb. That's 568% more powerful than the 57 megaton Tsar Bomba nuclear device detonated by the Soviets in 1961.

    The next graphic shows the estimated blast radius of a 100 megaton hydrogen bomb if dropped on NYC (surface detonation). The yellow circle is the overpressure radius, everything not a bunker is either flattened or damaged. The red circle is the temperature zone which sends most combustibles into a combusted state. Everyone within about a four or five mile radius of ground zero(fireball country) is either people vapor or charcoal.

     A 100 megaton bomb in an air burst would kill almost 11 million people and injure another 5 million. The fall out, if any, would sweep through the entire Northeast.

    Imagine an explosion ten times more powerful. That would be Bennu.

    It Bennu ever hit NYC, I've a 50/50 chance of surviving in Syracuse, probably less. To see what effect a nuclear device will have on your location, go here. There's a 100 megaton limit.

    Then there's the matter of all the Bennu ejecta that would make its way into the atmosphere. In 1883 the eruption of Krakatoa sent enough volcanic ash and monkey dust into orbit to eliminate summer the following year. Climatologists now state that the eruption affected the world's climate for perhaps a century. Although climatologists are a skittish lot that would flay the living flesh off their own children in order to get a lucrative government grant, comparing Krakatoa to Bennu would be like farting in a hurricane.