And that’s the point:

Every survivor of an attempted rape can tell you the exact date, time, persons present, etc., when the rape or attempted rape happened. They can tell you the color of the carpet, the drapes, the walls….

Yet Ford can’t remember….. Anything. Odd.


I find it interesting

That so many women are willing to rally behind a person with a claim of a crime 30 years ago, simply because she, like them, is a woman.

While I don’t know what happened 35 (ish) years ago (I say (ish) because we don’t have an exact date because the  accuser is (so far) hazy on the date of the alleged incident), and neither do you. I find it interesting that they are all so quick to pre-judge the people involved…. simply because one is a woman.

I don’t know either of the persons involved….I can’t make a judgement. I can say that this appears to be agenda driven, and very similar to other somewhat dubious and shady claims put forth previously against other judges that the Democrats have opposed….a person comes out of nowhere at the last minute making an accusation that cannot be proved (and therefore, since it is hard to disprove a negative, is difficult to disprove).

Is Kavanaugh guilty of that which is is accused? I dunno? Is Ms Ford lying? Again, I don’t know.

Her timing and 30+ years of silence seem…..suspicious. That does not, however, make her a liar.
Having said that, Kavanaugh has 65 women willing to testify as to his exemplary behavior…..and, as we have been told over and over, that many women don’t lie about such things….

I do know that the double standard of the folks on the Left is a glaring issue.

Death threats

She claims she has received them.

Maybe she has.

How? Telephone? Emails?

Carrier pigeon?

If the first two, then there is a record and those folks can be traced.

Is the investigation happening? Are the local Police checking her story? Are the checking the phone and/or internet records and traffic? Can anyone verify her story?

‘Cause it seems like every time someone claims that they are getting “Death Threats” that no one ever follows up.

Odd, innit? 

When all else fails…

You can “Bork” the candidate.

And, if that doesn’t work, You can, you know, use the “Thomas” gambit.

I think Peter has the right of it though……Where has this woman been for the past 30+ years? Why did they not come forward when Judge Kavanaugh was nominated for previous judgeships in lesser courts?

This is politics at the dirtiest level. 

It wasn’t even worth the $29.00 per day….

Back from my trip. ‘Twas an enlightening and educational trip, if not terribly productive…
But, I drove a thousand miles in a Nissan Versa.
Jesus, how can a car company make such a pile of Suck and Fail fit into a compact car?

I mean, I knew I was renting a small car….and I expected it to be somewhat underpowered.

And I got what I paid for in that regard.

The nice parts that I can say about the car is that the doors did open and close and the engine did start every time I turned the key…It did come with 4 tires that rolled.

The locks, however, seemed to choose to lock the doors at random times and under random conditions. We never left the car without having the keys in hand or at least one person staying in the car to make sure we were not locked out.

The seat? There was no place in the adjustment envelope where I could find any comfortable position. I mean, seriously, the ergonomics of the entire car were terrible. I seriously doubt that they could have made it worse if they had tried. My riding mower has better ergonomics, both in the seat and in the controls. Even the front passenger seat was torture after a half hour of sitting.

The acceleration, when the transmission computer chose to shift the gears in a sequential manner  was…adequate. Notice I said “shift in a sequential manner”….this did not appear to happen most of the time…

The suspension and steering seemed to have been designed to allow both understeer at high speeds and oversteer at low speeds….My Kubota tractor handles curves better.

One wonders how they can sell these cars if they allow the buyers to test drive before purchase. 

I’m thinkin’ I would have peed myself just a bit….

Notice her tiny voice when she is informed of her issue.  I’d probably have been even less calm at that point in my training…..

She was scared but handled it pretty well.

I’d probably have pissed my pants. I give the young lady pilot credit for her composure. Once the initial shock wore off, she was pretty calm.

And whoever owns and maintains that aircraft,,,,be glad it was a 17 year old girl. I’d have beaten ’em for renting me an aircraft where the MAIN GEAR was in that bad of shape….Beaten them badly.

Just as an FYI

If you have a Menards in your area, and shop there because of their 11% rebate, but prefer to buy from Home Depot, or if Menards does not have what you are looking for..

Anytime that Menards (or, I am led to understand, any competitor) offers a rebate, Home Depot will give you a gift card for that same 11% if you make that purchase at a Home Depot in the same area as the competitor.

I often buy lumber from the Home Depot instead of Menards because the quality is (generally) better…..And since HD will match the rebates…..

Just though some of y’all might find this info useful. 

Yep, that’s the one

Flew a 1966 182 yesterday. Airframe was nearly as old as I am.  Owner was a friend of my latest CFII.

I LIKE it.

Pretty sure that’s what I am gonna buy. Still looking, but…..

Decent load, decent fuel consumption, fast enough (who doesn’t want a faster airplane?) but also pretty decently low approach speeds. Feel was not too heavy (Much lighter than the Arrow) and yet the heavier airframe made it feel smoother too.

Cruise was about 137 (at ~5000 ft), approach at final with 20 degrees of flaps was 70 knots. (And, I think, with practice and more flaps, that could could be a LOT lower). Feel at cruise was really smooth.

I flew it for a while, just getting the feel for it, then went an airport that has very little traffic…Normally. …
5 planes in the pattern when we arrived!….. I entered at the end of the downwind after circling a bit to let one plane land and leave some space in the pattern for me, then followed the other four planes in and did a low pass just to get the feel of it at approach speeds. Back around the pattern and then I did a really nice landing (wind was variable at 4 so it was fairly easy) and then a taxi-back and takeoff.

Stayed in the pattern and did a second landing just like the first. Was gonna do a crosswind landing, but there wasn’t enough wind to make it worthwhile, so we went back to the home airport, where the wind was 220 at 5 so I landed on 18, with another greaser (hard not to with that airplane in those wind conditions).
Put the plane away and the owner, who is 85, wouldn’t let me pay for gas or anything….(“do this for some other “kid” when you buy a plane”) so I took him to lunch. He does want a towbar  and a bracket for it for his small tractor, so I might just weld one up for him….

All in all, I liked the 182. Decent speeds, decent approach, and (with trim) I did not find the nose to be too heavy on final or flare. Yes, you need more trim than a 172 or even an Arrow, but very, very doable. More flaps might have helped, but I was following the advice of the owner, who was sitting next to me.

And, guess what? My latest issue of Trad-A-Plane just arrived last night!

DO you remember?

I do.

I remember the day.

The carnage.

The….not fear, but horror. The deaths of innocents.

Do I blame ALL muslims? No
But I do realize, that there are those of that religion that hate the West. And others of that religion that support those that would kill me and my fellow countrymen simply because we are not Muslim….Unbelievers…..And believe  that any muslims who would associate with us are as bad as we are….

I will never forget.
I especially will never forget those in power who would have us forget, or who try to minimize the act, the attack….

But, in the end, I will live and simply remember.