"When in Danger, When in Doubt, Run in Circles, Scream and Shout!"
Old USMC saying.
My sister in law called me this Sunday. My wife's mother is in the hospital. This is not an unusual occurrence. More than once, the alarm has been sounded and my wife's siblings have roared down to Georgia from all over the country, only to find it was a false alarm.
This may be one of those times, or it may not. My wife was flying home next week, but now her brother is picking her up in a Northern city, where she is staying with the kids, and the two of them are driving to my sister in law's. They should be there tomorrow.
I will probably wind up making the trip over the mountains to her place (about 120 miles round trip over some of the worst roads in North Georgia) and back daily until this gets resolved one way or the other.
I may be up S**t Creek without a paddle. As I have bragged before, I don't own a suit, a white shirt with a collar, a tie, or "suit shoes". I gave all that to Good Will within a week of walking out of the office for the last time, and swore I'd never put that stuff on again. I'm going to be "toasted" in jeans and a flannel shirt when I kick off.
But here, a lot of store is set in everybody showing up for a big service at the church, and then again at a funeral ceremony. You have to wear a suit. Not doing so is an insult and would probably result in me getting beat up at the church by other mourners. I s**t you not, this is Georgia.
I don't even know where to find a suit. They don't sell them anywhere in this county, and my wife has always bought all my clothes for the last 35 years. And before that, I wore uniforms......
She'll have to handle that problem. There are places where her sister lives that can probably handle the whole rig. I bought a couple of suits in Okinawa I liked really well, the tailor made them for me . One was bright blue and one was completely white. When I got married my wife gave them to the Navy Relief thrift shop...... She picked out all my clothes for work when I started with the Oil and Gas outfit so I never had a problem with that. Looked very professional, and was very uncomfortable.
What an unmitigated pain in the posterior. If I don't post or check for comments for awhile, that's what's going on. Maybe it will be much ado about nothing, but it doesn't sound like it right now.
On the Gun Front:
Based on the advice of some other entusiasts, I am looking into an AK-47 underfolder or side folder for the Jeep. Cheaper, I already have mags and ammo (none of which I have for the Krink) for the AK.
Lots cheaper than $1300 for an American made Krinkov. And the Krink doesn't use the same magazines or ammo as the AK-47.
On the News:
I am no fan of the individual Snowden, but the movie is informative. It's an accurate representation of what was going on when the NSA was reading everyone's email, listening to everyone's phone calls, and James Clapper was vehemently denying it all at Senate Sub Committee meetings. That is, he was lying and committing perjury.
Here's a clip from the movie.
Why does this matter? Because Schumer and Franken are showing up on CNN, with big banner headlines under their interviews, that say "Franken crushes Trump claims of wire tap." And how did Bunny Boy "crush" these highly believable accusations? Well, it could only happen in Washington. They are dragging out Mr. Clapper, and having him say the allegations are not true. The same guy that Diane Feinstein wanted to send to prison for perjuring himself to congress.
When Clapper said this, he knew full well that the NSA was monitoring EVERYTHING and collecting info on EVERYBODY. But he was an Obama appointee, and so when the Snowden thing blew up, and exposed his lies, he just wrote an apologetic letter to Feinstein , no charges were ever filed.
Now there's every reason to believe that the Obama intelligence services were wire tapping Trump Tower, but the Demi's want everybody to believe they weren't because James Tapper says so!
Give me a break!
I know Snowden and what he did infuriates a lot of people. But the movie is worth seeing. Forget him as a person, and just look at the way the NSA follows everything that everyone does. Every email you send, every cell phone call you make, every land line call, every blog comment, every blog post.
It's no wonder a lot of people won't blog , or even post a comment on a blog.
Even the NSA has not disputed the portrayal of their capabilities or their operating procedures as depicted in the movie. I don't care for Oliver Stone, but I learned some things from the movie I didn't know.
It's worth two dollars to rent, what can you lose?
Well, short post today because I have some things to get done here before the Sound and the Fury starts with the mother in law.