Wednesday, August 30, 2017

FLOTUS


There are many great and wonderful things about the Trump presidency but near the top of the list (and for my money it's at the very top) is the Slovenian-American beauty named Melania Trump. What a knockout!!! She is, hands down, the most beautiful FLOTUS this country has ever had and when I watch her cat walk up to the podium and recite the Lords Prayer in her stilted SlovEnglish accent I just fall in love with her all over again. What balls (or whatever it is that women have) to go on out there and just do it baby like you own the place (which you do) and fuck all the haters who run you down because you grew up in a soviet cinder block cube and God's hand directed you to the White House before the age of 50. Absolutely awesome and it makes me proud to be an American when I see her step off of Air Force One looking like a million buck and knowing there's not a first lady from any other country on the planet that can touch her in the grace, beauty and sex appeal category. She can do anything - she can even wear a hat with the words "float us" to the worst flood in US history. Take that Maria Teresa Thierstein Simões-Ferreira Heinz Kerry! You could have never pulled that off and the idea of watching you and the silver spooned surfer milling around the Katrina disaster (you would have been FLOTUS if JFK had won) fills me with dread. Or how about this?


No, no, no - a thousand times no. DJT saved us all from Hurricane Columbia and for that I am forever in his debt. I look forward to 7 more years of Melania and her FLOTUS.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Total Eclipse 2.1

Here in Central VA we had our total eclipse a few months ago with a shoddy Mulligan a little over a week ago. So the shadow of today's penumbra was pretty weak tea in comparison to the grind I've grown accustomed to. Honestly, the longer this insanity goes on the more I relate to Barron Trump - he seems to have exactly the right attitude and I truly admire his swagger. Check out this clip:


Just kick'n back in his chino's and polo shirt along for the ride of a lifetime. Living LARGE and in charge dressed in white in defiance of the moon. Awesome!!!


Yeah, it comes around every once in a while but that's just an illusion of living on planet earth because there's an umbra somewhere in space ALL THE TIME but when our planet passes through its path everyone's got to get out their glasses and take a look. Why? The Scientific American tries to explain:
"It is an interesting coincidence that the Moon should so nearly perfectly blot out the Sun, since there is really no physical reason why this has be the case. The Moon happens to be about 400 times smaller than the Sun, but the Sun happens to be about 400 times further from the Earth than the Moon is. So simple geometry tells us that the apparent disk of the Moon is almost exactly the size of the apparent disk of the Sun."
A coincidence? I don't think so and neither does Barron.

NOT drawn to scale

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Defend the Common House!!!


You might have heard that there was a State of Emergency declared in Charlottesville, VA this morning due to a clash of civilizations between the Alt-Right (commonly called White Nationalists) and the Antifa/BLM/LGBT/SJW (uncommonly called fascists). It was a good show for the cable networks and politicians made a lot of pronouncements about hate and what can and can't happen in our society. For my part, I was working in my garden and preparing for my fall plantings but I did see the helicopters flying and heard the sirens crying as EMT's rushed down Rt. 29 to care for the injured. I'd get updates from my pals in town and heard some wild stories - I'm sure I'll hear many more over the next few days and blame will be cast far and wide but as far as I'm concerned ALL the blame for the violence and terror unleashed on this quiet college town rests squarely on the shoulders of the Charlottesville City Council and their idiotic vote to remove the statue of Robert E Lee from Emancipation Park (formerly known as Lee Park). See KOTCB blog post Total Eclipse for a detailed explanation of why these idiots should be tarred & feathered then run out of town on a rail.

I escaped Manhattan (and other cities) to avoid this crap but the crap has seeped out of the cities and flowed down the asphalt tributaries to small towns all across the country bringing the "civic sprit" of authoritarian control in the name of do-gooderism (one of the worst ism's there is). How do I know? Because bastions of protection have started to emerge in these small time communities which is a sure sign that people need a safe zone from the society they "live" in. Take the Common House as an example... What? No, I'm not talking about some government building or civic center. I'm talking about Common House - a new private club just off the C-ville downtown mall where like minded people can go, relax, have a drink or dinner, play bridge or billiards and pay, pay, pay for it. Today the club even sent out an email inviting it's members to come on down and watch the crazies in the street from high atop the rooftop deck (I tried to get a copy of the email but nobody will send it to me). Insulated from the riff-raff a man can stretch out and enjoy himself amongst friends or, at least, amongst other people who crave insulation from the riff-raff - it's grand.

So don't worry about the haters, the stooges running city government, the POPO or anything else - just hand over your wallet and buy your way out of it then feel sorry for the saps who can't. Defend the Common House!!! Without it all will be lost.

Nuclear Fallout