Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Does 1984 need updating?

Malicious prosecution war on "the enemy" is niceness

Free speech is enslavement

"Education" in ignorance is power.

Biden: Trump impeachment trial 'has to happen'

Friday, January 22, 2021

Democrat kids, I understand that you have feelings for the old yeller Democrat Donkey, and it did lead us, 80 years ago, in our part of the fight to save the world from (some) totalitarianism, but it's infected with lefties, and the disease, like rabies, is progressive. You should have, metaphorically speaking, locked it up in the corn crib a while back, and now, you need to go get Dad's rifle.
The way we can tell is you're all starting to speak Orwellian, frequently, to the point where it is fairly trivial for those of us who are not attempting to reason from leftist assumptions to observe that your every accusation reads like projection.

Smith College professor calls for end to the GOP

Thursday, January 21, 2021

On the Similarity, and Difference, Between Donald Trump and Michelangelo

Donald Trump, like Michelangelo, did not claim to create the shape of what he revealed to the world. Trump, unlike Michelangelo, did not have to see that shape in an apparently featureless block of granite and go to all the trouble of chipping away the parts which did not belong to it- Trump only had to see the shape of a political reality which has been screaming in the face of Democrat (and RINO) denial for years, and persuade people to listen when he said "hey, look at that elephant in the room!" It does seem strange, to me at least, that Trump's gift is perhaps as rare and valuable as Michelangelo's. Lindsey Graham: ‘If You’re Wanting To Erase Donald Trump From The [Republican] Party, You’re Going To Get Erased’

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Someone Has Asked What Trump's Legacy Will Be

I guess it might be: He pushed back.

BTW, has everyone forgotten the context of recent events? The same "thought leaders" of our new Democrat ascendancy who spent the entire summer of last year legitimizing rioting in the streets on behalf of "change" now wax histrionic in their paroxysms of delegitimization of those who dare "counter punch", even slightly, in kind.

They tell us that if BLM/Antifa burn down city blocks, we dare not expect the Democrats to decry criminal behavior, but if a few of the thousands of people daring to push back against those demanding "change" by demonstrating at the Capitol violate the rules and force their way into the Capitol building itself, without burning down anything, we dare not wait for evidence, and understanding, before proclaiming President Trump, and anyone who dared to vote for him, enemies of the state.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Powering tech life is droll, powering Leftcoastian tech life, doubly so.

I've been working, for a while, on a solar panel and battery system for my old utility van, which typically parks in a sunny spot near my office, because with it, I can kill two birds with one stone:

1. The preferred parking spot for my old van is sunny, and oriented such that that early afternoon sun comes directly in the windshield. I felt the need for a way to keep the van from heating up in the summer which didn't require my repeatedly unfolding and folding those silly shades that go behind the windshield. Solar panels in front of the windshield (only when the van is parked, of course) can do that.

2. Solar panels, keeping a separate 24V battery system topped off, together with inverters and such, will provide a convenient way to use my electric kettle to make a cup of tea (and power other devices requiring electricity) unhindered by the power failures here in PG&E country, which have occurred, from time to time, and seem likely to occur more frequently in the near future.

So I do have justification for straining my own meager budget to accommodate the (fairly ridiculous) added cost of my own small contribution to "renewables".

California secretly struggles with renewables

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Deranged Democrats are upset. They need to calm down, instead of declaring open season on anyone who dares to doubt progressive "progress" toward "change".

I say we're not living in the Twilight Zone, exactly, but we are, perhaps, in the Outer Limits.