Watched CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, and CBS today. Never got around to ABC because by 1900 I'd had all the BS I could handle. Brief Synopsis of the stories:
Fox: Norway is quietly giving "Islamic Immigrants" free plane tickets and a big cash bonus to get the hell out of the country. Primary reason: sexual assaults are going through the roof, and the perps are all young Islamic men. It's reached crisis proportions. Want the details, go to the side bar on the Fox web page and there's a shortened version of the story.
CBS: Of the approximately 70,000 people on the "no fly" list, the head of the FBI estimates that over half of the listings are "erroneous or unjustified." It seems that almost anybody in any of the myriad of law enforcement entities can put you on the list with no more justification than knowing the password to a data base. The Fox reporter doing the story was on it, couldn't get off it, and had to get up with his crony the Head of the Homeland Security Department to get it fixed. Senator "Chappaquiddick Ted" Kennedy got on it and it took him three weeks to get his name off the list. But Black Jesus wants to say that anybody on the list loses his constitutional right to self defense.
CNN: ran a big story about how Australia banned semi-autos. They dredged up all these Limp Members all in favor of banning guns, and showed big piles of guns being smelted. CNN admitted it hadn't done squat to end gun violence. The story said gun violence had been on the decline before Australia banned semi-autos, but that it was a great idea anyhow. They dragged out some shriveled up old prune who had been the El Supremo in Australia at the time and he made it crystal clear he didn't give a Tinkers Damn about what people wanted, he knew what was best for Australians and had no regrets. For CNN, it was fairly balanced as they didn't call gun owners "gun nuts" or "deranged" an inordinate number of times.
Al Jazeera: All the Republicans are going after Trump for saying we need to halt Moslem immigration until the broken system can be fixed. Al Jazeera found some idiot from the State Department who said that it's "not what America is about " to do that and that if there are more shootings and killing by "extremists" who sneak into the country , it's ok because "freedom isn't free." He said a lot more inane things, a typical State Department moron, of the type I saw in Lebanon. Shades of Philip Habib and his lackey Bob McFarlane so long ago.
Ok, yeah. She's no beauty queen, but she speaks sooth.
On the more mundane level of how I spent today. I slept late, which is to say I got up just after sunrise. I have to go around the outbuildings and turn off security lights and heat. Electricity is not cheap, so I don't sleep in often.
Cooked some spare ribs and potatoes. Couldn't even begin to eat all of it so I put most of the food in containers and froze it. Won't have to cook anything for awhile.
Later in the day I walked down to the mailbox. My package of .333 bullets and two boxes of 7.62X39 was at the gate. Why did I order two boxes of 7.62X39? Not something I'm short of. I did it because I had to in order to make the minimum order with Graf and Sons. I really only wanted the bullets.
|Yugo brass cased FMJ. Have cases of it on stripper clips, but had to buy two boxes to make the minimum order for Graf. I can live with it.|
At dusk I went around and turned on the security lights and the heat in the outbuildings. That was today.
I think I'll finish this post with a few cartoons sent to me by a friend . Just about says it all.