Sunday Rant – 0520


Joe’s Comment – Tools are jewels.
I bought two more tools yesterday.
Felt like a King.
Few things are as satisfying.
Building your own tools tops even that.
The rationale goes something like this – if buying the correct tool and doing the work yourself is cheaper than having the “professionals” do the work, then there is no option: buy the tool.
Man the tool.
That would be me.
Man the tool maker.
Makes sense in my very own twisted mind.


Dr. Judith Curry
Another hero (heroine if you must) for Joe and me to acknowledge and include in this Sunday Rant.
Dr. Curry is eminently qualified, but (like many other real scientists) doesn’t seek the limelight or hitch her personal fortune to a career frightening children for $$$.
Her presentation is logical, backed by scientific evidence.
Joe says Dr. Curry is unlike some others who cherry-pick minutia, blow it up beyond its frame of reference, then generalize about the result all the while manipulating the raw data (via programming) to produce the desired outcome.
That Joe is a real apostate:

The video excerpt is from a 2018 debate between Michael Mann (hockey hokey stick graph originator) and David Titley proposing CO2 driven climate, versus Judith Curry and Patrick Moore who point out how misguided it is to make CO2 the “culprit”.
The entire “debate” is here for your viewing pleasure:


Trump Impeachment
There is a Canadian lawyer who has a YoubeTube channel that concerns itself with legal matters, “The Law”, and jurisprudence.
His name is David Freiheit.  His YoubeTube channel is Viva Frei.  He hails from Westmont, Quebec.
Joe and I can only listen to him occasionally.
Not because he doesn’t make sense.
He shares a talent with Ben Shapiro and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn.
That talent is operating at about 2X the regular person speed.
Love this man.
Joe says the best way to listen is to use the YoubeTube feature of slowing down the video (click on “Settings”/”Playback speed” and choose a slower speed), so you can follow the argument.
It takes longer to view the video, but Joe says you will understand more of what he saw.
Then watch it again.
However you think and hear and translate, here is David Freiheit giving Alan Dershowitz’s impassioned argument an endorsement.
Joe and I don’t know about you, but we have a lay appreciation of the law, jurisprudence, and the “wack-a-mole” it’s here it’s there it’s everywhere Schrodinger’s Cat logic employed by those esteemed members of our society: the lawyerly lawyers.  Some tongue-in-cheek reflection, but accurate, methinks wethinks.
As a side-bar to Occam’s Razor, does it not make sense to follow logic vs emotional logic?
The argument would be logic is mathematically provable and as such acceptable to all.  Not so for emotional logic, which is the playground of the Democrats:


Candace Owens
Joe and I know there are bad people in the world.
Abusing children is bad.
Sexually abusing children is evil to the nth.
Joe says no mercy for this sub-species of “humanity”.
This Candace Owens interview with Tim Ballard reveals the dark squirmy evil barely concealed beneath the thin veneer of civilization.
Mr. Ballard quit his American government job with I.C.E. to start a non-profit organization called “Operation Underground Railroad” with the objective of eradicating child abuse, especially sexual child abuse.
At the time of this interview (February 2nd, 2020) their organization has freed over 3,000 children from slavery.
What horrifies Joe and me is that this abhorrent behaviour is occurring in North America – we had no idea.
The start-up of O.U.R. was partially funded and supported by Glenn Beck.
Tim Ballard and his ilk are heroes, as are the people who support him.
Where, oh where is the government funding for the work these angels perform?:


Joe’s Garage

Quick Dick McDick
QDM is a Saskatchewan farmer in the vicinity of Yorktown.
His YoubeTube channel is here.   Check out his song about “Parliament Hill“.
This is his description of the inherent culture and reality of Saskatchewan farm trucks.
Joe and I have been there and done that enough to know every word is true.
Also applies to Alberta, British Columbia, and pretty much every dirt farm and dirt farmer in existence:

The Shanty Boat
Joe dreams of a simpler life.
The Moron Brothers, Lardo and Burley, from Kentucky, have cornered the dream.
It didn’t surprise us that The Moron Brothers have their own YoubeTube channel:

River shanty culture has a history.
The Mississippi River has been home to folks for hundreds of years.
Wes Modes and first mate Lauren Benz decided to build a shanty boat from cast-off materials and explore the mighty Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.
A re-discovery of the lifestyle of American river dwellers.

Joe and I would fit right in:

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Sunday Rant – 0420


Joe’s Comment – The Universe Song (Monty Python) is another expression of the above, from a similar perspective:

So remember when you’re feeling very small and insecure, how amazingly unlikely is your birth“.
Much like my religious bottom line: knowing my personal ignorance, lack of comprehension, and dearth of wisdom, the objective is to forge on boldly to the last chapter.
Gotta see how this incredible mystery ends!


Candace Owens
This week Candace interviews Lisa Daftari, an American born daughter of Iranian immigrants.  She is an investigative journalist who’s focus is the middle east.
Ms. Daftari has dedicated her life to educating Americans (and the free world) about the realities of life in the middle east.  In this interview, she and Candace focus on Iran under the oppressive theocratic Islamic regime of the ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
We Westerners don’t know how good we’ve got it.
Do we have to experience the worst of tyranny to appreciate the freedom and liberty we take for granted?
Watch and listen:


Davos 2020
This is the speech President Trump delivered to the World Economic Forum on Tuesday, January 21st, 2020.
All encompassing.
Worth the time to listen:


Joe Biden
What to think of this person called Joe Biden.
Could he be as dangerous as he seems?
Some see him as a doddering old grandfatherly pervert.
Joe and I have a much darker image in our heads.
How did he become wealthy?
Certainly not by inventing something the whole world demands.
Certainly not by the overwhelming intelligence he exudes with every word and phrase.
Certainly not by hard work.
As a matter of fact, he wasn’t at all wealthy until he left the vice presidency.
After 43 years of nursing at the public teat, 43 years of “politicking”, his net worth was embarrassing – here’s a report from 2011.
Yet, since 2017 he has become a multi-millionaire.
Joe and I think of Shirley Bassey’s great song, “History Repeating“, with the Propeller Heads.  We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again.
Now hear us clearly – Joe and I are Dirt People.  We do not seek fame or fortune or flaming flatulence.  We want to be left the fuck alone to pursue our own interests.
But….. when a lying whoring jack-off perv like Joe Biden could even be a finalist for such an important position (remember your Charles Krauthammer boys and girls), we Dirt People start paying attention, and start getting concerned.
Two more steps and we’ll be getting involved.
Here is a video of Tucker Carlson detailing how the Biden family climbed both the corruption and illicit wealth mountains.
My Joe says not to worry, for Joe Biden is a fool and a pervert.
I tell my Joe that a fool is a tool in the hands of his betters.
At one time Joe Biden passed a bar exam.  We are speechless.
This has got to be a living breathing Irish mobster:


Joe’s Garage

Slave Lake
There are some guys.
And then there are some other guys.
And then, there are some Canadian other guys.
The guys at Zip Ties n Bias Plies are some of those Canadian other guys to the nth degree!
In this very recent video, Peg wanders around his lovely collection of old trucks in -40°C weather, trying to start them at this insane temperature.
All while using a collection of truly crappy used and tired batteries.
Slave Lake is a 1989 F250 with a 7.3L IDI diesel engine.  Using another F250 (or F350) with a Windsor gasoline engine as a push vehicle (it was a bitch to start) they finally resort to push starting old Slave Lake.
After what seems to be a few miles, the engine fires to life.
Diesel fuel, depending on the mixture (#1, #2, ??) can have problems with gelling starting at -9°C and is usually in serious gel territory at -40°C.
Of course, Peg pegs it as soon as it will run with the clutch in – full rpm is de jour with these crazies.
Net result is a snapped V-belt, a torn pinion seal, a loss of coolant, and a cranky 7.3L roaring until it is too hot to re-start.
As one of the commenters posted, “This truck is gonna be running after the cockroaches are extinct.”.
Joe and I agree.
We have a collection of four Ford IDI diesel trucks that run, and another 5 IDI diesel engines without trucks.
A most loyal power plant.
We have been watching Zip Tie videos for years.  Slave Lake takes a kickin’ and keeps on tickin’.
If you enjoy seeing bone yard vehicles getting the ever lovin’ crap knocked out of them, a prime YoubeTube channel is here:

Here’s another from Zip Ties on the proper use of Sea Foam:

A few other channels with similar themes:
–  Deboss Garage:
–  Vice Grip Garage:
–  Whistlindiesel:
Joe and I go to church and prey for forgiveness after watching these channels.

Joe and I love this story.
Once more, with feeling:

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Sunday Rant – 0320


Joe’s Comment – the above Anonymous quote must be generic, as it or variants of it have been part of the lexicon all my life.  The key is to define “trouble”.  My sliding definition ranges from “total chaos” to “unforeseen annoyance”.   The antidote is wide and deep risk management.  An image sprang to mind – a bungee jump we saw on YoubeTube where the bungee broke and the unfortunate thrill seeker plunged to their death.  A memory came to mind as well – in the days of our youth we worked at the Calgary Stampede one summer.  We remember a girl thrown off a carousel ride into machinery – she lost an arm.  Another Stampede memory is of my young brother, not much more than a toddler, in the little boats going around in a circle.  The boats stopped.  He stood up.  The boats started.  He fell into the water.  Dad jumped over the barrier fence into the boat pond to retrieve my terrified brother.  When he grabbed the fence to get out of the water, he receive an electric shock that paralyzed him and he dropped my brother.
Damn close to loosing them both over a ride put together by toothless tattooed low-lifes (my opinion at the time – not much changed today).  Needless to say we never went on a ride since.
You won’t catch me seeking thrills where my physical being is beyond my personal control.  I can get my adrenaline flowing plenty good just by imagining….


Queen Elizabeth II was 23 years old the year Joe and I were born.
She was an English beauty, no lie.
This year she will be 94, doG willing (and the creek don’t rise).
We stumbled into this amazing video – some sharp tack used a “metamorphosis” program to morph pictures of The Queen from an infant to her present day self.
In light of the absolute madness happening in the U.S. congress (the congress writes the law; if you are a majority party, consensus can rule – the “Dark Side™” of democracy), the general tenor of slightly off balance sanity in the Western world, and the complete madness found in the many tyrannical, dictatorial, theocratic, and/or corrupt nation-states: some stability, some tradition, some continuity would be appreciated.
And here we have it.
The longest reigning monarch in the history of the Western nations.
A woman who was NOT destined to be Queen: her uncle abdicated in order to marry a commoner (shades of today’s Harry and Meghan).
Queen by chance.
What a wonderful chance it has been.
Joe and I are happy we grow old with QEII for we have never been called to war or been impoverished (outside of poor choices we made) or went to bed hungry.
How much of that is QEII or The Commonwealth, or English Common Law, or the English Speaking Peoples we will never know, nor do we care to know.
We’re willing to give her (and all the monarchy entails) full credit:


Joe and I have been aware of “Q” as an entity for better than a year.
The criptic messaging and early warnings and record of reporting facts has spread throughout the world.
So what is “Q“?
The link is an introduction.
Here is a series of video presentations that tackle “Who Is Q?”:

“Q” as identified by the above nom de plume “PrayingMedic” is a small group of individuals with very close ties to President Trump and his administration.
Joe and I don’t know much about this entire concept, but what we do know is a Google search is heavily biased toward those links that accuse Q of conspiracy and lunacy, not necessarily in that order.
Joe says that is a tell (à la poker).
Q is therefore worthy of our attention.
Here are some links to “Q” posts, histories, collections, discussions, in no particular order.  Joe and I will be exploring further –
These all were found via the above video (which is over a year old).
More research will be followed by an update some time in da fucha.


Jericho Greene
Joe and I get a kick from Mr. Greene’s rants.
This one is specially outrageous because he criticizes Little Gay (Chief Rainbow Socks).  Any time Canada’s PM gets a tongue-lashing berated Joe smiles.
Joe and I cringe that the Canadian leader (and by proxy the Canadian People) would blame America for Iran being so panicked they shot down an Ukranian civilian airliner flying out of Tehran en route to a civilian destination.
And why were they hysterical?
They (once again, ad nauseum) were caught poking the bear to see what they could see.
And they blinked.
Enjoy Jericho’s expletive-laced monologue that demeans our fearless bearded leader.
So refreshing!:


Blue Collar Logic
Joe says Jason Siler of Blue Collar Logic trusts his “lying eyes” more than the copious quantity of bovine excrement that passes for “news” being spread by the Main Stream Mediocrity.
Jason couches his argument about freedom by contrasting the stated ideology of modern feminism with the actual deeds performed on behalf of that “ideology” by its acolytes and sycophants.
Joe says the facts that accompany “breaking news” are like contrails and vortices and turbulence left behind a heavy aircraft’s wings.
Will you see “news” about this top Iranian athlete defecting?
Sorry, the accepted story is “Orange Man Bad”.
Ergo, all that reflects positively on the POTUS is verboten to disseminate.
You will see no news about tens of thousands of Iranians risking their lives to protest the tyrannical religious autocracy squelching their desire to live free.
You will see no news about hundreds of thousands in Hong Kong risking their lives by protesting against the CCP, by demanding liberty, by demanding the freedom to determine their own destiny.
Ergo, any accomplishment, any truly astounding news (such as signing a trade deal with China where the Chinaman is locked into a “tariff for honesty”, or signing the new USMCA) is buried or not reported at all.
This suggests to Joe and I that a “free Internet” is a vital tool in bringing truth and facts to the “great unwashed”.
That would be we, the Dirt People.
Anyone with a cellular phone or a digital camera can, by accessing the Internet, deliver the contrails of fact and truth that precipitate from large events:


Kevin O’Leary
Once again Joe and I find ourselves agreeing with Mr. O’Leary.
To summarize, American forces in Iraq end the career of a vexing Iranian state sponsored terrorist (with a long career of terror), an action taken by the U.S. of A. to stem escalating, aggressive terrorist activities planned, directed, and implemented by this man.
The Iranians retaliate by willy-nilly firing expensive missiles in the general direction of American bases in Iraq.  Reminiscent of a certain Monty Python sketch (i.e. the concept of non-specifically vectored flatulence).
Then, fearing American retaliation or escalation, in a moment of panic or misdirection or ineptitude, in their own country of Iran at the capital city of Tehran, the Iranian military shoots down a Ukrainian civilian airliner.
Who to blame?  Runny poop down somebody’s leg for sure.
At first, denial.
Next, an attempt to “disappear” the remains of the crash.
Then, scapegoating some one or more minions.
Finally, begrudging admission, weak apology, sound of crickets.
The uproar around the world was binary – condemn America or admonish Iran.
Our very own beloved Chief Rainbow Socks put another of his seemingly infinite number of feet in his mouth.
Little Gay seems to think our American brothers are more than obliquely implicated in causing the tragedy.
Once again the Prince of Pretend uses illogic to further exacerbate an already tenuous relationship.
Mr. O’Leary continues critiquing Mr. Happy Pants in his unique style.
As Mr. O’Leary states, “Justin Trudeau is the gift that just keeps on giving,” O’Leary told Kitco News. “I’m sure that taking your largest trading partner and saying something like that to them wasn’t well thought out.”
Joe says the bonus is looking at and listening to Daniela Cambone field a question or two:

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