How reporters twist things

So CBS is reporting on things one year after the Supreme Court struck down Roe V Wade..


Now I’m not gonna get into the politics of the decision…But I think it was a good legal decision….States can make their own decisions.

Having said that, I gota say that there is one thing I noticed about the story:

The CBS reporter kept using the phrase “Constitutional Right to an Abortion”…

Odd, that. I’ve read the Constitution Cover to Cover many times. I never saw any part of the Constitution that could in any way be construed to, or even twisted into, a right to abortion.

But I guess they believe that if they say it often enough, people will believe it.

Well, that was …interesting.

So I tend to carry my cell phone in my back pocket. Which is ok, until I fell backwards and landed on it. Left the phone with a noticeable bend in it along the top-to-bottom (longest) axis….

Besides my sore buttock, it didn’t seem to be a big deal.


Until I called a friend an hour or so later and during the call the phone grew REALLY hot…rapidly enough that it went from room temp(ish) to well over 150 degrees in about a second. (150F seems to be my “drop it” temp for whatever I am holding)… I did indeed drop it on the kitchen floor and it continued to get hotter…until it started to smoke.. Thinking I had damaged the battery, and having heard many horror stories of Lithium-Ion battery runaway fires, I quickly got an oven mitt and tossed it outside…..Where it sat and cooled down. The phone was DOA (at least the screen, touchscreen, and such….Oddly it did work via the Bluetooth connection in the car when I took it to the Verizon store…

Anyway, it was replaced the next day….of course the backup for the contacts was corrupted, so there may or may not be a complete restore….Had to do the restore manually because the entire automated backup/restore thing is predicated on both the old phone and the new phone having full working parts…like the screen on the old phone and the camera on the new one so they can synch…which fails when the screen on the old phone is dark. Having to call to do a setup and getting a poorly trained “support”  person did not help either.


I must say that for the 17 hours that I had no phone it was kinda peaceful though.

Not “Adventurers”….Tourists is a better word

Nearly every news report I have heard is calling the 5 men dead in the Titan Submersible accident “adventurers” and “explorers”.  They were neither. They were tourists.

Adventurers and explorers forge new paths, break new trails, find new ways to places where mankind has not been before.

Tourists are driven, flown or otherwise transported to a place for sightseeing.

Calling these men “adventurers” is like calling someone who helicoptered to the peak of Mt Everest (yes, I know, too high) for photos an “adventurer”….They were Tourists. Paid big money for a ride into the deep.

That they chose a shady company for their ride to the depths is sad, but they weren’t “Brave Adventurers”….they were tourists and sightseers.

If any of you think that Gay people are just misunderstood

I strongly suggest that you go an attend the Chicago Pride parade this weekend……walk around during and afterward. Go a block or two on ether side of the parade route. Look into the alley and behind fences.

Watch the acts taking place. In public. In the alley and behind trash cans ad such.

Then tell yourself that these people are the same as the rest of us. That their lifestyle is “Normal”.


8.3 MILLION dollars in Tax Fraud

Yet Hunter gets a plea agreement for a misdemeanor.

8.3 MILLION dollars in income that he did not claim. What would happen if you or I had done so?

Let’s not even bother to discuss the dismissed charge of lying on a 4473 Firearms form.


Plus there is this:  “DOJ sought to ‘delay the investigation long enough to reach the statute of limitations’ and ‘divulged sensitive actions by the investigative team to Biden’s attorneys.” 

The shit just gets deeper and deeper in this case, doesn’t it?




They’re heeeerre!!!

They arrived yesterday. 2 fully rebuilt, zero time, Ram/Continental TSIO-520-NB engines. 335 HP at 2450RPM.

Gonna take about two and a half weeks of time to put the accessories on the engines and get them installed. Lot of work for my mechanic dude.

May God give me the strength and patience not to pester the mechanics too much…..

Of course, then I gottta fly it hard and fast (80-85 percent power) for the first 10 hours to break in the rings and such. Gonna be a HUGE fuel bill. But imma go on a long cross country trip. 10 hours at 235 (ish)  MPH is a long way….Might stop in and see some people.

I dunno yet. We shall see.


Here is what it looks like sitting in the crate:


’tis kinda funny

But also a wake-up call if they are smart enough to realize it….


Seems that the black people in the South Side of Chicago are figuring out that they really have no value to the folks in charge..

The black community is angry because they are being displaced, in some cases forcefully, from publicly owned spaces in order to make room for the influx of “Migrants”….

And they are realizing lately that the Liberals in charge who couldn’t find any civic money to help the African American population of Chicago are somehow able to come up with MILLIONS of public dollars for aid to the “Migrants” who illegally crossed the southern border. “Black” people don’t matter, “Brown” people do….They make better tools for the Liberal politicians these days.