Thursday, November 9, 2017

Thank you world


This blog has had just shy of 59k page views since I started working on it four and a half years ago. I know probably half of those are bots, but, to the other half, I appreciate your views. I'm especially touched by the people of Germany, Russia (oh no a Russian connection!), Canada, the UK, France, Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands, and India who have contributed the most page views from outside of my home country.

I know that this blog isn't wildly popular or necessarily relevant to the majority of the population, but I do want to say thank you to the tens of thousands of people who have taken the time to stop by my little corner of the internet. Thanks!

SLOW HANDICAP CHID IN AREA


I took this photo in Florida while working for FEMA during the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan (2004?). I can't remember exactly where this was, but the name Yankeetown sounds familiar. As hard as we tried, we couldn't get anyone in the area to clarify for us if the sign was an attempt to alert passers by that the handicap chid was slow, or if it was a request for us to drive slow through the area on account of the handicap chid.

Integris Equipment



I can't remember if I've posted this one before. I order the supplies at my current job, and as such I get a lot of BS phone calls and letters from salespeople. Here's a particularly egregious flier from a company claiming to be medical equipment specialists, but who seemingly don't know what a normal or even abnormal EKG should look like. It's good because then I know who not to buy from.

Integris - in the words of Louis C.K.... Ya gone!!!



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Heartbreaking Stupidity of Richard Wolffe's Guardian Editorial

Richard posing with his broken heart
I don't know anything about Richard Wolffe's background. From his editorial in the Guardian - The heartbreaking stupidity of America's gun laws - he strikes me as the kind of person who went to so much college that it began having a retarding affect on him, causing his ability to perceive reality to become... something more entertaining.

Wolffe made a number of intellectually dishonest statements based on factually unsupported assumptions in his opinion piece. Included are:
  1. "Prayers, sadly, did not save 26 churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Just as they didn’t save nine lives at the Bible study group in Charleston, South Carolina, two years ago."
  2. "...Other countries are not awash with guns. So it’s that much harder for people suffering from mental health issues to gun down large numbers of their fellow citizens... Or take their own lives, which is by far the bigger killer with guns."
  3. Implying that armed citizen Stephen Willeford made no impact on the Nov 5. mass murder of churchgoers in Sutherland Springs, Texas, "According to the local sheriff, the gunman was only confronted by an armed civilian once he emerged from the church, after the massacre was completed. The mass murderer died by killing himself... Let’s please bury once and for all the storyline pushed so hard by the National Rifle Association, and echoed by Donald Trump. The only thing that stopped the bad guy with a gun was the bad guy with his own gun. The good guys were shot dead in their church pews."
I'll address these in order, starting with the allegation that prayer didn't save the murder victims. It in fact did save the murder victims. The Christian Bible that I, and those murdered churchgoers, know to be the truth makes no guarantee for our physical safety. It gives clear instructions for how to become saved spiritually by believing in Jesus Christ, and instructs us to buy weapons for our own personal protection (telling us to go so far as to sell our clothes if we can't otherwise afford a weapon). Wolffe's uneducated assumption is that if we pray to God He will do what exactly as we instruct. The Almighty Creator God does not behave as a puppet on a string. I can pray to Him and ask to live forever on the Earth in my current body and never become sick or die. The answer will almost certainly be "No."

Many other countries besides the United States are "awash with guns" and do in fact have higher murder and suicide rates per capita than the US. The award for the highest intentional homicide rate in the world goes to El Salvador at a rate of 108.64 per 100,000 humans. The United States' murder rate is multiples lower at 4.88 per 100,000. The deadliest mass murders in the world have been committed with explosives, chemical weapons, and airplanes  (the Rawandan genocide was perpetrated largely with machetes and clubs), and the deadliest mass shootings in the world have occurred outside of the United States in places where firearms are heavily restricted or illegal (Norway, France). I'm reasonably certain the terrorists who murdered 130 people in the 2015 Paris attacks didn't drop by Le Walmart to stock up on hand grenades and fully automatic AK-47s beforehand. Those items are illegal to own in France but for some reason the militant Islamic terrorists involved didn't seem to care.

The most recent World Health Organization numbers rank the United States at 48th in the world for suicide rate per capita, with 12.6 per 100,000. This is well behind other nations the gun grabbers glorify like Poland (18.5), Belgium (16.1), Japan (15.1), Finland (14.2), and Sweden (12.7). Clearly, the ability of law abiding citizens to purchase firearms does not directly correlate here.

As to Wolffe's allegations about Willeford's irrelevance in preventing further innocent deaths from occurring last Sunday, I can only conclude that a person capable of making remarks of such an unfortunate character & quality has gone to so much college for so long that he has inadvertently become retarded. There is no evidence to support the notion that the massacre was fully completed at the moment the murderer emerged from the church. The murderer still had a rifle in his hand and was reportedly shooting at neighbors who had come outside to see what was going on. Some news sources have reported that the murderer was in the process of taking a hostage when Willeford shot him. As far as anyone knows, the murderer could have been in the process of getting more ammunition from his vehicle and returning back inside to execute survivors. He could have planned to continue on to a secondary crime scene and kill more innocent people.

Willeford connected with two shots, causing the murderer to stop what he was doing, drop his rife, and flee the scene. The murderer called his father on the phone while running away, stating that he had been shot and didn't expect to survive. If any act is irrelevant here, it is the fact that the murderer committed suicide like a coward prior to being brought to justice or exsanguinating from his wounds. The facts demonstrably show that Willeford stopped a monster from hurting anyone else, which is a terribly inconvenient blow to the mainstream media narrative that normal members of the armed citizenry are incapable of stopping crimes. To argue that the scumbag church murderer stopped murdering people only coincidentally after being mortally wounded by an armed bystander is (to borrow a word from my new favorite editorial writer) stupid.

Richard Wolffe's problem is not a broken heart. He is in fact permanently and irreparably retarded, and higher education is likely to blame for his tragic yet comical ability to perceive real world events. Apparently Richard (also possibly known as Dick) did not get the memo:



Are you an adult? Or a weak, whimpering child?

In my post two days ago - The man with the biggest balls in America - I described the American Hero Stephen Willeford as a great man, but using rather unrefined terms. This is not an apology; I used the colloquial locker room language that every man on the planet would understand immediately to mean that Willeford demonstrated exceptional bravery and heroism in a situation that could very easily have lead to his immediate death.

Willeford has since denied his hero status. This is common and, I believe, healthy in individuals who have accomplished heroic feats. The usual answer, from someone we admire as a hero, is that they were just doing what they felt any person in their situation should do.

But not everyone chooses to do what any decent, adult person should in dangerous situations. Like the sniveling, pathetic man-child who took video of this Dallas police officer being murdered:


It's not fair to call this person (who stood idle in a position of wasted tactical superiority while recreationally filming another human getting murdered) the opposite of a man, because the opposite of a man is a woman, and the most beautiful, feminine women I have ever met carry firearms and would have rained a hail of death down upon that assailant. No, a person who chooses not to be armed and not to have the will or capability to defend life and liberty from the everpresent evil in this world, is a child. A weak, whimpering child who never grew up and still relies on mommy and daddy in varying forms for their safety and security.

I wage this unapologetic judgment against you: if you have not matured to the point that you are willing and able to accept the discomfort and responsibility of being an adult, capable of defending yourself and others from evil, then you are still a child. Part of that discomfort involves carrying and training with the tools required for your defense, whatever you estimate to be the most appropriate tools for your situation. I don't care if I lose friends over this. If we can't lay hard truths on each other then we were never friends to begin with, and we are both better off spending our time on other pursuits.

Thankfully life is synonymous with growth. If you make this honest assessment of yourself and determine that you are still exhibiting the immature, infantile, and weak characteristic of children, then you have the power and authority to begin growing beyond that stage of childhood right now. The maturation process is difficult and uncomfortable, and I will admit unashamedly that I struggle with this growth every day in some aspect of my life or another. If I'm doing this right, I expect to continue this process until the moment of my death. 

So, are you an adult? Are you prepared to repel evil when called upon by fate? Or are you still a weak, whimpering child?


Monday, November 6, 2017

The man with the biggest balls in America

Stephen Willeford: 
The Man With the Biggest Balls in America

Stephen Willeford has the biggest balls in America
On Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, as the shitbag monster Devin Kelley murdered 27 unarmed people in a Christian church and wounded dozens more including toddlers, pregnant women, and grandmas, Stephen Willeford had a choice to make: he could cower underneath a windowsill and shoot cell phone video for his own personal glorification like so many of the weak, whimpering millennials I'm ashamed to call my peers would do; or he could be a man, grab his nut sack and his AR-15, and stop a murderous son of a bitch from harming anyone else.

In the words of Willeford's cousin - Ken Leonard - Willeford heard gun shots at his neighborhood church and went to work:
"Stephen went into his safe, grabbed his... AR... grabbed a handful of ammo and a magazine, and was running barefooted toward the shooting. He said he was loading the magazine as fast as he could; he didn't even know how many rounds he had put in the magazine. When he got there the guy had come outside and it seemed that to him that he was reloading outside, and he saw that the guy was wearing body armor, and there was a velcro strap from the back to the front, and he knew from that, that the man had front and back body armor, and that the vulnerable spot was gonna be in the side. And so that's where he shot him... 
"He, without armor and barefooted, ran into the fire, and put... his own life at risk, took return fire, and fired accurately three times. That's an amazing accomplishment..."
Stephen Willeford has the biggest balls of any man in America, except for perhaps Marcus Luttrell who is arguably a demigod and therefore would not be in the running. We will thankfully never know exactly how many lives Willeford saved yesterday, because the piece of human shit who murdered all those innocent unarmed people was put down like a rabid dog by Willeford and is now worm food.

Stephen Willeford is more of a man than you or I will ever be. My children will grow up knowing his name.



Monday, October 30, 2017

Flatliners

Jason E. Roediger submitted this in the comments on my last reader submission post, and I am now promptly posting it 2 months later. Sorry! I'm a bad blogger.

Flatliners... You haven't lived until you've died.

I propose a name change for this movie to "Mobitz Type Unknowners.... AV nodal conduction denied!"