amazing

NBC news just admitted (actually stated) that it appears that most “smash and grab” robberies in large cities are perpetrated by groups appearing to be composed of “Mostly African-Americans”….Their words on National TV News.

Wow. That is actually a big deal.

Admitting the issue is the start to fixing it.

 

Damned squirrels

So I left my house to go to my brothers to pick up a trailer with which to move a car…

About 3 miles down the road, I get a warning: “Service Air Filter”

Now, I am not the most anal about maintenance, but I change the oil filter every 500 5000 miles (the oil every 15…it is a diesel and that is the recommended change interval), and when I do, I check the air filter and do the other assorted service checks.

Anyway, I read the message on the dash display, and think: “hmm, that’s odd”. I look at the windshield, where I write the oil change mileage reminders, and I had indeed changed the oil 2700  miles ago…and I KNOW I checked the air filter then….

I looked at the turbo pressures on the dash….yep, the turbo is working hard.

I continued to my brother’s house and there, opened the hood.

The air filter was not new, but not dirty either.

However:

That is 2 -1/2 gallons of hickory nuts jammed in the air cleaner box. No wonder the truck was working hard and the computer thought that the air cleaner was clogged. The box was absolutely full to the bottom of the air filter. Some miscreant squirrel thought that the truck is a good place to hide nuts for the winter….

Methinks I am gonna have to get the air rifle and go hunting

Nu Covid Prediction:

The New Covid Strain is in the wild:

They call it Nu/Omicron and it, apparently is a mutated version that will not be deterred by our current inoculations (not that the other strains are either….but I digress).

So the Federal Government is “restricting air travel” from “seven African countries”.

It won’t be enough. People who want to travel to the US from those countries will go to another country and then to the United States.

Like all the other precautions taken late 2018/early 2019 , any entry checks will be cursory and ineffective. in fact they will be a waste of time and effort. There will be no border lockdown until rapid tests are available, so Nu will get through.

Nu will be here in 2 weeks, 3 at the outside.

Then the entire cycle started in early 2019 will begin again. Economic damage, lockdowns, etc. The decline in the stock market shows that people smarter than me also think that.

Hunker down.

Aaaand….Guilty

So the three assholes who murdered Ahmaud Arbery were found guilty today. 

By, oddly enough (according to the Liberals), a mostly white jury.

Now, while I don’t understand how William Bryan could be convicted of murder when he was about 50 feet away from the actual crime…I think that the rest of the convictions are appropriate. Chased a man down and held him at gunpoint, then a shooting happened. Period. Reason for holding him immaterial. Killed him. Murder.

Wow, twice in a week where the justice system actually prevailed over politics. I am, frankly, surprised.

 

So will all the Liberals who claimed that an mostly white jury would not find justice for a black man against white killers apologize? Will they admit that this isn’t the Deep South of the 1950’s anymore? Will they stop living in the past? (Stop laughing, it could happen)

 

(I expect ZERO riots by whites because of this verdict….unlike other cases in the past with other races in the past) 

Holy fuck can they lie

Following the not guilty verdict Schwab and co-counsel Kimberley Motley issued the following statement:

“Today we grieve for the families of those slain by Kyle Rittenhouse. Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum did not deserve to die that night. For now, we ask for peace from everyone hurting and that the public respect the privacy of the victims and their families. That night in Kenosha, Gaige Grosskreutz, Anthony Huber, and many others acted heroically. They did not seek violence, but to end violence. What we need right now is justice, not more violence. While today’s verdict may mean justice delayed, it will not mean justice denied. We are committed to uncovering the truth of that night and holding those responsible to account.”

I bet their noses are really long….

 

I find it interesting:

The double standards of those folks on the Left who think that Kyle Rittenhouse was a “Vigilante” and had no right to be on the streets but the protesters (“Mostly Peaceful!”) had every right to be there.

That he had no right to defend himself, but after the first shot after being attacked, every single one of his “Victims” did have the right to attack him in the attempt to defend themselves….even as he was running away.

That the protesters (“Mostly Peaceful!” ones) had the right to loot and destroy property and attack people……and, while they weren’t “Part of the Community” their actions in protest (fires, property destruction) were acceptable, but Kyle “Was not a part of the Community” and had no right to help defend the neighborhood.

That putting out the fire was a “Provocative Act” but chasing him and attacking him in anger when he wasn’t a threat was not.

That Kyle would have been better served to not have been there (they are correct) but the protesters DID have the right and reason to be there and were simply innocent bystanders and their presence was acceptable….that they were innocent and their presence did not contribute to the mess. The failure to realize that the protesters would also have been better served to stay home as well….(that is different because Shut Up).

That Kyle, who was attacked (as the video evidence shows) was the cause of the incident, and not the folks who attacked him. That his mere presence was the root cause of the incident, not the riots themselves or the attacks on his person.

 

One wonders how their thought processes work.

 

Overheard in the air:

“Great Lakes Approach, that vector doesn’t work for us”

“Well, if you don’t like the vectors assigned, then perhaps you should leave my airspace and go practice approaches elsewhere”