Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Diversity (Heart)break Bridge

Diversity Bridge Is Breaking, My Fair Lady

FTA: "Prior to pancaking, Diversity Bridge had been championed as “an engineering feat come to life.” One of the geniuses who accomplished this “feat” is an engineer who was hailed by President Obama in 2015 as a “champion of change”: Atorod Azizinamini, director of FIU’s Accelerated Bridge Construction Center (now renamed the Accelerated Bridge Destruction Center). The firm that built the bridge, Munilla Construction Management (MCM), is run by the Munilla brothers—Raul, Juan, Jorge, Lou, Fernando, and Pedro (is that a construction firm or the latest incarnation of Menudo?). And then we have Leonor Flores, MCM’s senior manager.

“Diversity” should never trump competence.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy St. Maewyn Succat Day

What? Oh, sorry. You know him as St. Patrick. He was little Maewyn Succat at home in Scotland with his parents, Calpornius and Conchessa. Dad was a Roman diplomat, and Mom was a niece of St. Martin of Tours, a Hungarian who grew up in Italy but mostly lived in France. Then Maewyn got grabbed by pirates and sold to the Irish. It’s a familiar story, not unlike many of our own family histories.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Happy Pi Day

Pi Day is celebrated by math geeks (and others looking for any reason to celebrate) on March 14th.

What Makes Pi So Special?

3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459230781640628620899862803482534211706798214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196442881097566593344612847564823378678316527120190914564856692346034861045432664821339360726024914127372458700660631558817488152092096282925409171536436789259036001133053054882046652138414695194151160943305727036575959195309218611738193261179310511854807446237996274956735188575272489122793818301194912983367336244065664308602139494639522473719070217986094370277053921717629317675238467481846766940513200056812714526356082778577134275778960917363717872146844090122495343014654958537105079227968925892354201995611212902196086403441815981362977477130996051870721134999999837297804995105973173281609631859502... ad infinitum...

If you're like me, you'll want to see the mathematical proof, so here it is on my coffee mug... I hope it helps ;)

[THE BLOG update: According to Mr. Spock, "The value of pi is a transcendental figure without resolution."]

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Creepy Dancing Robot

This creepy robot video was filmed in 2014. I wonder what the folks at UNILAD Tech are up to now?


Monday, March 12, 2018

Bias, Bias, Who's Got The Bias?


Yet the media outlets continue to project their own racial bias onto conservatives.


It's past time we started calling a fig a fig.

BTW just found this site The Liberty Daily - The Conservative Alternative To The Drudge Report


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Media Love Affair

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It's not enough that the former editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, admitted to carrying around an Obama doll in her purse, but now there's a deal in the works for an Obama show on Netflix.

Howie Carr has some very humorous show ideas:

Carr: Barack TV Sounds Like A Sit-con To Me

Carr reminds us that there are many that are doubling down on stupid when it comes to Barack "Leading From Behind" Obama.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Friday, March 09, 2018

Cat Blog Friday

For this Cat Blog Friday...

...meet the rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus), the world smallest kitty that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and only weighs 2-3.5 pounds.

The World’s Smallest Cat Is Ridiculously Adorable And There Are Photos To Prove It

This will surely put you in the mood for... a Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Women's Day?

International Women's Day?


Every day is Women's Day in my book.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Inclusion Rider

I don't watch the Oscars and haven't seen any of the recent crop of Oscar-worthy films, but this story is so rich in irony that I felt I had to share it. Bear with me.

Frances McDormand’s Alleged Oscar Thief Arrested

Oscar winner Frances McDormand's acceptance speech included a phrase "inclusion rider" that is going to become a household term. She put out a call for fellow actors to insist that an inclusion rider be put in their contracts that would reflect real demographics, i.e., women, minorities, LGBTQ, disabled, etc..

Wouldn't you know that mere hours later, her Oscar would be "allegedly" stolen by an entitled minority who felt it was his.

Oh, the irony.

Frances, welcome to my world. I live awash in diversity 24/7/365. I don't live in a gated community and I don't have armed security on my payroll.

And you and your ilk want to take my guns away?

Dream on, Frances.


Sweden Finds Trump Was Right On Immigration, Gang Violence

Too little, too late, don't you think?

Yet another cautionary tale, but will America listen?

Tuesday, March 06, 2018


It may not mean too much to many of you today, but I happened to run across this on Powerline Try To Remember and I thought it was worth remembering.

Composer Harvey Schmidt died last week in Houston at the age of 88. Most notably, Schmidt wrote the music for "The Fantasticks" (don't forget the 'k') and it opened at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in Greenwich Village in 1960 and continued its run for a mere 42 years.

Did you know that Jerry Orbach, well known as Det. Lenny Briscoe on Law & Order, played the character of El Gallo who launched the show when it opened in 1960.

What an interesting life Mr. Orbach lived.

Unilateral Censorship

Twitter Is Censoring Donald Trump Jr.’s Twitter Feed — On A Drudge Report Tweet On Maxine Waters


Now let's see Twitter censor Maxine "low IQ and outta her fraking gourd" Waters' twitter feed for her racist, bigoted statements about conservatives. The phrase "potentially sensitive content" cuts both ways, right?

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Life Imitates Art

The above is a power loader operated by Warrant Officer Ripley in order to destroy the Alien Queen in the film "Aliens".

Above is The Method-2, A 1.6-ton, 13-foot Tall Robot Made By Hankook Mirae Technology In South Korea. The company says that a version of the Method-2 could one day be used for disaster relief or military operations... and possibly Alien Queens.


Saturday, March 03, 2018

High Tech Chicks

The Silicon Valley Elite’s Latest Status Symbol: Chickens

FTA: "Their pampered birds wear diapers and have personal chefs — but lay the finest eggs tech money can buy."

How is it that such "supposedly" smart people make such bird-brained choices?

Belated Cat Blog Friday

For this belated Cat Blog Friday...

... a cat unfairly accused of hiding in a tree armed with an assault rifle.

Newport Police 'issue warning' To Cat That Looks Like It's Holding An Assault Rifle

Officials said, "It was determined that the cat wasn’t in possession of a high powered weapon, but rather holding onto a “non-lethal branch.”

The cat was issued a warning and sent home, but where does it go to get it's sterling reputation back?


Try to have a good weekend despite this episode of feline inequity.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Our Tax Dollars At Work

So Police Deputies aren't compelled to run into school buildings when there are active shooters and now I hear that they're not supposed to extract non-rent paying dead beats from their ill-chosen domiciles.

So what do we pay police officers to do?

Squatter Queen

I thought this story was something out of The Onion, but it's real...

College Dropout Refuses To Leave Her Dorm Room

This 32-year-old woman has racked up $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges since 2016 when she dropped out of Hunter College, but refused to leave the dorm room.

The unmitigated gall of this woman is appalling, but the gutless wonders in the residence life department disgust me even more.