End of a shitty year

 While it can always be worse, I can’t say that I will look back on 2020 fondly. 

And yes, I do look forward to 2021. 

Having said that, this was a shitty year. Friends lost their business, some got Covid,  I lost people I knew to other causes…..We have all, essentially, been trapped in our homes for the past 10 months or so. We had an election whose legitimacy is (and always will be) in doubt….and that election will forever taint the trust that we have in our election process, from now until far into the future…..My plans for my future blew up, leaving me somewhat rudderless on the personal front. 

2021 may be better, it may not. Covid will fade, but now we have an illegitimate President who is feeble and weak, and whose loyalties are suspect. His second is, to put it bluntly, a socialist in the mold of Barry Obama, only even less restrained…I fear for my country. I fear for the economic health of our fellow citizens, and I fear for the ability of our military to defend our country and the citizens therein. I fully expect to see cuts on Militaty funding to pay for ever increasing Social Programs…Funded with non existent dollars that will dilute the savings of millions of people who have worked and saved for many years for their future. I fear we will inundated with non citizens that will dilute the vote of the folks who care for this country and it’s culture and productivity. 

And yet, I have hope. Hope that the American People will overcome…..that they will soon take up their jobs again, and work and be productive and make this country great DESPITE the so-called elected leaders we have. That they will thrive despite the drain on their resources and savings. That they will overcome the obstacles that have been put into their path, and succeed despite the obstacles yet to come. 

I believe in my own future…..things may have changed for me, but I believe that things will regain their equilibrium…..a door closed, but others lie ahead. I pray I choose the right doors, but forward is generally better….and I will continue forward. 

As I said, I will not miss the 2020 year. While it could have been worse, it wasn’t all that great, either. 

I hope that 2021 is better for all of my readers. Fear not, do not lose hope, bear down and move into the future with confidence. 

To do otherwise is to fail. 

Wirecutter (AKA Knuckledraggin) is down

 The blog throws a “harmful Programs” warning in Google and IE. 

Kenny is aware of it, and is working on a solution to fix it. 

ETA : It appears to be a glitch. His site works now on IE with no errors. Apparently this has happened to other blogs that are not terribly liberal, so who knows? 

One of ours

 A fellow Blogger is in the hospital with Covid. 

He tested positive about a week ago, and yesterday, he went to the emergency care and was admitted to the hospital. 

Apparently it is serious enough that he’s boarding his dog…

Prayers for him should be directed to your favorite deity, but good wishes can be directed to him HERE,

He expects to be in the hspital for a while… 

The perfect Patsy

 OK, maybe not a perfect patsy……but a pretty good one. 

So Anthony Quinn Warner is blamed for the explosion in Nashville on Christmas. 

Oddities though. He was killed in the explosion, so he can’t speak for himself, nor can he be interviewed…no one to refute the claims of his paranoia, nor corraborate it either……. Further, he gave his two homes away to some woman months ago. And apprently didn’t live at the house where the RV was parked anymore…..

Odd, innit? And there is no way for authorities to look at surveillance video to know if someone drove his RV to the scene…perhaps dead, and perhaps alive before the explosion…..we don’t know simply because there isn’t (wasn’t) enough surveillance on the scene to tell if someone left the RV after it was parked…And Mr Warner isn’t answering any Law Enforcement investigators questions……

I guess we will have to wait for the authorities to make up a better story fill in the details.

I’m still thinking there is another facet here. 

ETA: I don’t think that “Dominion” had anything to do with this….IF (and it is an IF) there is any data on the voting ystems it would be stored in many locations….and this was a telecommunications SWITCH point that was taken offline. Servers might have been there, but they would be backed up elsewhere as well…..So I don’t think Dominion voting data has anything to do with this. I think there is another facet here that we don’t yet know about. There is no logical reason to connect the two, except unfounded conspiracies. There was nothing to be gained as far as hiding some “data” that may or may not esist. There are easier and better ways to get rid of the “Dominion Data” than a half-assed bombing.

Means, motive, opportunity. What was Mr Warners? 

So… questions about the Nashville Incident:

 While the photos of the crime scene are few and far between and typically don’t show much detail, there are things that I CAN see..

Ferinstance.. the street does not appear to have a big crater…which would tell us that the explosive wasn’t TNT or likely even ANFO… (Or it wasn’t that big of a bomb if it were miltary grade explosive)…(I could be wrong here, as the data is slim and there aren’t good overheads)…but it appears that this was a fairly low order explosion. 

The FBI and ATF haven’t told us what kind of explosive was used (so far) so we really don’t know….But, again,  from the types of damage, it does not appear to be a high order explosion, which means it was likely a homemade bomb, albeit a decent sized one. Had it been a high order explosion contained in that relatively narrow street the damage would likely have been much greater. More structural damage to the buildings near the explosion site. Like most of the building facades would have collapsed…which leads me to wonder. 

The ATT facility was damaged, but not destroyed….It is already coming back online…which still begs the question…was it the target? If so, why? If it wasn’t the target, then what was? 

So what type of “bomb” was it…? Why was it placed where it was placed? Other than the ATT building, the area seems pretty much not a target. If it WAS the ATT switch, why? (The systems that are used for telecom switching would make the interruptions of service limited to farirly local, not nationwide…..) Why there? And, of course, nearly all the police and Federal Investigators are focused on the bomb scene…..and not anywhere else in the area. 

I still have the feeling there is something else.. a second layer, as it were, that we are not yet aware of. 


The day after:

 I hope you all had a good Christmas… gifts, food, and fellowship. 

Further, I hope you all remembered why we celebrate…

SO the story of the explosion in Nashville is odd. 

Gunfire heard in the area…, then the cops “noticed” the RV…..? Said RV had been reported to have been parked there the night before…. and was unremarked until the morning….

Then the RV began warning everyone with a voice message that an explosion was imminent (Kudos to the cops who took the warning and got people nearby to safety!) 

Then it exploded…..Apparently damaging a telecommunications switch point. 

Lots of oddities here. Like something out of a spy or adventure novel. 

One wonders what residence or bank or other facility was robbed while this was going on and there was no way for the alarm system to signal a break-in? (after all, if a Bank or Government facility, it might be closed unilt the next day, or even the following Monday….a long time, really, for the thieves to get away)…..Obviously, the perpetrators of the explosion did not wish to hurt anyone…..Or perhaps it was a disgruntled employee of the telpehone company? 

Either way, lots and lots of oddities. Not consistent with Terrorism as we generally define it. I bet the FBI and their ilk are having a fun time of it today.