A clip from a speech Obama gave in Kogelo Keyna on July 16, 2018. Did the truth just slip out?
An article in the UK Daily Mail had the following title, “Black 12-year-old boy mowing lawns for the summer has the POLICE called on him by a customer’s neighbor”. They followed it with a quick summary of the article which included, “It is similar to another incident in San Francisco, where a white woman dubbed ‘Permit Patty’ called the cops on a black girl, 8, for selling bottles of water.”
OK, if you don’t go any further you are now left with the impression that those horrible, racist people in America are once again discriminating against a poor little black kid. If you continue scanning the article, it becomes apparent that this is not true. Further down in the article, they show this picture of the neighbors who called the police on the boy:
Two women, one who is clearly black. Possibly a lesbian couple?
If a black women calls the police on a black boy is she racist?
Why did the Daily Mail feel the need to tell us it was a ‘Black 12 year-old boy” but never tell us it was a black woman that probably made the phone call? If it weren’t for the photo, we would never know this important detail.
Further reading provides some even more interesting information, “Both Reggie’s mom Brandy Fields (left) and Lucille Holt (right) were furious the neighbor called the cops on the youngster.”
Two moms. More lesbians?
Could this just be a cat fight between a couple of crazy lesbian couples and have nothing to do with a boy mowing the lawn?
I don’t know if that’s true or not, but there’s more reason to believe that than to believe that there was racism involved in this incident.
This is why people hate the media. Instead of reporting the news, they push an agenda.
UPS delivered a Sigma 150-600mm lens for my camera today. I decided to test it out by going into the backyard and taking a couple of pictures of a tree or the neighbors house. As luck would have it a hawk was just sitting in the middle of the hill.
The lens is huge and heavy, but not as big as a lot of lenses in it’s class. I was hand holding it for the hawk photo and had a hard time keeping it steady enough to get the hawk in focus. I took about fifteen shots and about a third of them were usable. I’m not blaming the lens, something this big really needs a tripod or mono-pod to keep it stable. Thanks to image stabilization and random chance I was able to get a decent shot.
I’m hoping to take this with me hiking since most wildlife is pretty skittish and most of my wildlife photos feature the ass end of deer and birds as they flee from me. I may need to do some serious weightlifting first if I want to be in shape enough to lug it around all day.
I’ve been thinking about putting up a new antenna for my HF radio and did a Google search to see what was available in the way of masts. A hit came up for Home Depot which carried the Channel Master – Universal 25 ft. Indoor/Outdoor Telescoping Mast. Picking up a mast at Home Depot would be quick and easy so I clicked on the link and here is what I found in the description…
Just incredible. We’ve gotten to a point where using the term ‘guy wire’ apparently isn’t inclusive enough so we have to call them ‘person wires’ instead. I wonder what moron made this decision. These people are just frigging insane.
Next time I go to the supermarket I’m going to check out the cookie aisle and if I find they’re selling lady fingers I’m going to lodge a complaint.
The New York Daily News reports that the guerrilla art group, Indecline rented a hotel room at the Trump International Hotel on Central Park West and filled it with rats, McDonald’s wrappers and a Donald Trump impersonator as part of a so called art exhibit. They also displayed pictures of some of their heroes on the walls, including such greats as Communist Party Leader Angela Davis, Western civilization hating professor Howard Zinn and multi-millionaire socialist, Noam Chompsky.
This obviously wasn’t art and these obviously aren’t artists (although I’m sure many on the confused left would feel otherwise.) These are nothing more than dangerous children, holding their breath and throwing a temper tantrum because they didn’t get their way in the last election.
As usual with pathetic leftists, they didn’t even have the guts to show their faces; choosing to wear masks during the whole exhibit. Probably best for all of us because I’m sure they’re as ugly on the outside as they are on the inside.
I wish that the police could hunt them down and bring charges against them, but I’m sure some wack job leftist judge would dismiss the case saying it was within their first amendment rights and not caring that the hotel was damaged by their actions.
As cable companies come, Dish Network is the best of the bunch. Sadly, it’s time for me to leave them.
I’ve been a Dish customer for about twenty two years. When we first moved into the house, I assesed our options and ruled out both Comcast (maybe it was Road Runner back then) and Direct TV as being way too expensive. Dish on the other hand, seemed reasonably priced and had attractive packages so they became the provider of choice.
It’s been a good relationship, but in recent years it seemed like the price just kept going up and up. To deal with it, every time there was a price increase, I would cut back programming a bit to keep the price within reason. Last year, I cut back big time and had only the locals, a few cable channels and HBO. Even with that, it was costing me almost $75 a month.
In Friday’s mail, I received this notice from Dish:
“Starting with your next bill, you will see two changes that will result in a $5 monthly increase. The first change is a $3 increase on your core programming package. The second is a $2 increase on your local channels package”
Eighty a month for minimal programming. It was time for me to leave.
Most of the time we spent on Dish was watching the locals and HBO. I could get HBO through Amazon for $15 a month and I had already installed an outside antenna this summer so I had the locals covered. The only thing missing was the ability to timeshift.
After some research, I came across the TiVo Roamio OTA. The nice thing about the Roamio OTA is that the price includes a perpetual TiVo subscription. All of their other units require sending them $15 a month to access the program guide which was not going to happen. At $399 it wasn’t cheap, but I calculated that it would pay for itself in six months time. So I headed off to Best Buy, purchased the unit, did the installation and cancelled my Dish subscription.
So far the TiVo is looking good. It can record up to four streams simultaneously and is pretty easy to use. Picture quality is excellent.
I really don’t understand what is in the heads of the executives at Dish. By all accounts they are losing subscribers at a really fast pace. You would think they would do their best to keep the loyal customers that are still with them. Even if their costs have gone up, it seems to me that it makes more sense to make a bit less profit from current customers than to raise your prices and lose them. I’m sure the accountants ran the numbers and thought this was the best solution, but reality might come back and bite them big time. Anyway, I’ve moved on. It’s been fun, but I can tell when I’m not wanted.
(The photo at the top of the page is my dish installation. I installed it myself on top of a post that once held a large satellite dish. The cables run underground about a hundred feet and then enter the house. It was done this way because my wife didn’t want an unsightly satellite dish on the side of the house. Excuse the background. It’s winter here and things aren’t looking there best.)
I was listening to a progressive rock sampler on Amazon Prime music the other day and to my surprise my ears were treated to the dulcet styling of William Shatner. William Shatner doing prog rock? Who knew it. Turns out in 2013 Shatner and Billy Sherwood release a whole prog rock album called “Ponder The Mystery.” As expected, Shatner speaks his way through it, but the music is actually pretty decent.
Here’s a link to the video…
From an article from the January 22, 2018 New York Post website:
“ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two people died in a rural Alaska village when their snowmobile struck a moose.”
it goes on…
“Investigators say 28-year-old Charles Lang Jr. and 16-year-old Kayden Morgan were traveling by snowmobile on an Aniak road when a moose stepped out.”
Here’s the interesting part…
“Troopers say they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.”
So was the moose drinking?
Even if Dad hadn’t had a drink or two, having a moose step out in front of you while speeding on a snowmobile probably seals your fate. It doesn’t seem fair to blame alcohol on this one.
I’ve been reading Robert Bruce Thompson’s blog for about as long as I’ve been on the Internet. Bob was a really smart guy that always has something interesting to say and was never afraid to say it.
With the help of his wife, Barbara, he wrote a series of science books that were used by many homeschoolers. Here’s a list of some of his books:
If you’re interested in science or have a child that is, these are well worth picking up. They are well written and fun to read and experiment with.
Sadly, Bob died Saturday night. He had been in the hospital since early November with what first appeared to be just a bad lung infection. It turns out what was thought to be a lung infection was actually heart failure. They performed bypass surgery on him which seemed to go well, but they never seemed to be able to get a handle on the lung problem. Things seemed to be looking a little better recently, but then his wife received a call on Saturday that Bob had passed away.
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure to read and be educated by a lot of smart people on the Internet. Bob was one of them. He will be missed.
According to KHOU.com, “Willie Nelson abruptly ended his concert in San Diego this weekend after coughing and experiencing breathing difficulties during the first song of his performance.”
Interesting that this is the same week that recreational pot became legal in the crazy state of California. Coincidence? I think not.