Archive for the ‘General thoughts’ Category

O’Reilly out at fox, but probably with a big payout

April 20, 2017

Since Bill just signed a new contract I would bet that Mr. O, will get a nice severance payout.

"It is a staggering amount," said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings.

Fox is only on the hook for one years’ salary, according to one of the sources. That’s why the payout totals $25 million.

Please someone buy me out. I won’t say a word……

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More seriously, I don’t know if O’Reilly is guilty of anything. The public version of the accusations are pretty weak. But in these times it doesn’t take anything for sexual harassment claim. While I’m not a great O’Reilly fan, I watched his show now and then and was given “killing the Rising Sun” as a gift. It turned out to be a very good book. (Martin Dugard is a very good writer).

Every day I watch less and less cable news. There just isn’t much news there. Nearly all opinion and conjecture.

Like a cat plays with a mouse

April 3, 2017

#SusanRice,#Wiretapping

Donald trump set the trap and look who walked in.

“White House lawyers last month learned that the former national security adviser Susan Rice requested the identities of U.S. persons in raw intelligence reports on dozens of occasions that connect to the Donald Trump transition and campaign, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.”

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Susan (It was a video / Unmask those names) Rice

And Rep. Adam Schiff seems to backing away from his story that there was more than circumstantial evidence of Russian collusion.

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No, no, what I meant was…..

Note: The main stream media is strangely quiet about this. Hummmm….

CNN?

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Nope!

ABC News?

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Nope!

CBS news

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Nope!

Foxnews? Well yes.

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And of course Bloomberg, yes

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Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas!

March 28, 2017

So after spending a lifetime as an Oakland Raiders fan it seems the ride is nearly over. Living through the good years (70s) and the bad (all of the last 12 minus last year) I’ve stood by the Raiders. Even when they moved to LA. I mean, at least they were still in California. Granted I haven’t lived in CA since 1984 and doubt I ever would again.

To me they will always be the Oakland Raiders. Now it seems I’ve got just a few seasons left. They will potentially move around 2020 after a new stadium is built in Las Vegas. Now I like Las Vegas and see no issue with them having a team, but I hate the way teams move. My rule, should anyone give a **&*, would be that you can move but the name stays. I’d probably become a Las Vegas “whatever” team fan anyway.

Currently I live in Colorado, in Bronco territory. That means I live a pain filled life during football season anyway. No, I won’t become a Denver fan.

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How do I sign the wife up?

March 7, 2017

dww

#daywithoutwomen

I seriously think this was thought up by over nagged husbands.  Good job guys.  Whoo hoo…I’m all for the part about avoiding shopping for a day also.  Hells yeah! Although I don’t know what they have against small women.  (see below)

I’m not so happy with wearing Communist Red though.  Well, maybe it’s Christmas Red!  Yeah, I’ll go with that.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

 

Seems like yesterday

February 12, 2017

JBEcompany JFKSWC1991

The building is gone now.  1991 Fort Bragg. 18E course.

Fake news is killing the left

January 11, 2017

But they are too invested to quit.

Unable to control themselves, the left continues to support President elect Trump by propagating fake news. Their credibility is gone. Buzzfeed and CNN have done more harm to the institution of the press than any other organization or person in recent history.

In a desperate attempt to smear the President Elect, Both organizations have pushed a report that doesn’t meet the basic qualifications of a “real” story. In the intelligence field single sourcing is dangerous, zero sourcing is death. And yet they have not been able to verify the allegations put forward in their latest reports and in fact others have been able to disprove aspects within hours of its release.

President Elect Trump is not like other targets and is pushing back. But more importantly other news organizations are seeing how this may affect them and don’t like it.

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Note: others that look bad in this also

John McCain who passed this information on to the FBI.

Intelligence community- who have been used

 

4Chan claims this was a hoax.

In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous "golden showers" scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as "fanfiction", then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.

Here is 4Chan’s explanation of how the story came to light:

>/pol/acks mailed fanfiction to anti-trump pundit Rick Wilson about trump making people piss on a bed obama slept in

>he thought it was real and gave it to the CIA

>the central intelligence agency of the united states of america put this in their official classified intelligence report on russian involvement in the election

>donald trump and obama have both read this pol/acks fanfiction

>the cia has concluded that the russian plans to blackmail trump with this story we made up

just let that sink in what we have become.

 

Did BuzzFeed Publish Donald Trump Fanfiction As Real News?

 

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Hey BuzzFeed, this isn’t how WikiLeaks works.

According to Internet rumors, someone gave a Donald Trump report from November 1st, 2016 to Rick Wilson, an anti-Trump GOP consultant. He then passed it to Evan McMullin, an ex-intelligence official, who then passed it to Senator John McCain. McCain then gave it to US intelligence agencies who then leaked it to the mainstream media including CNN and BuzzFeed.

Although CNN did not publish the report as they were unable to verify the claims in the report, they still reported on the content of the report. The report includes wild allegations that the Russians were blackmailing President Elect Donald Trump with surveillance footage of him paying Russian sex workers to urinate on a bed President Obama once slept in.

Wind and tractor trailers don’t always mix.

January 9, 2017

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This was just a taste of the trouble high winds brought to Colorado Springs today.

Three semi’s overturned on I-25 south Colorado Springs.

High winds in Colorado Springs this morning.

January 9, 2017

Driving isn’t fun. Neither is watching your fence, waiting for it to blow over again. 

Tweet from Fox11’s Justin Chambers.

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Nunes V Ronda

December 31, 2016

If you haven’t seen the 48 seconds of Ronda Rousey getting pummeled check youtube. It’s everywhere. I watched live and was struck by just how totally unprepared Ronda was when she was hit. After a year in seclusion, one would have thought she would have had a better showing.

I don’t mean to beat up on Ronda, hell I’m a fan, but her confidence is gone. Why she went toe to toe with Amanda Nunes standing up is anyone’s guess. Granted she really didn’t get much of a chance to take it to the ground. Amanda did a great job.

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Ronda looked to be in the best shape I’ve seen for a while now. But mentally, Ronda isn’t in the game anymore. It reminds me of Tiger Woods, unquestionably one of the best golfers ever, but after his marriage fell apart, he hasn’t been able to reach even close to his former capabilities.

Can she come back?  Sure if she humbles herself, takes a hard look at her skills and weaknesses.  But will she?

Folks, whether it’s sports or life in general, the game is 90% mental. Win that and the physical is easy. Don’t get me wrong, that metal game is a tough son of a B$%ch.  It’s often easier to strive for something than to retain it.

Amanda did a perfect job.  She new Ronda’s weakness and hammered it.  Nunes looks to be there for a while. 

Well no surprise, nobody stays on top forever. 

As to the UFC, I’m pretty much done with it. It’s not that there aren’t good fights and good fighters but the trash talking and promotion is disturbing. Plus all the damn rules stop a good street fighter from winning and Dana White just gets on my nerves.

Miss Sloane a dud

December 24, 2016

I didn’t see that coming (Sarc)

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So it looks like the highly touted anti-gun / anti-NRA movie is bombing badly at the box office.

Miss Sloane is a story of a DC lobbyist that takes on the “most powerful opponent of her career”, an obvious reference to the NRA.

So the elites in Hollywood somehow thought that a film where the hero is a lobbyist would make for a good movie. I suppose in progressive land this makes sense. However, in the really real world where the American public is growing tired of the self-righteous elites dictating our rights, it may not have been such a smart move.

The movie according to Box Office Mojo, had a total revenue for Miss Sloane at a paltry $3.188m. That’s after 4 weeks. Let’s compare to say, Bad Santa which has also been out for 4 weeks and has made over $17m in about 1/3 of the number of theaters.

I saw the preview for Miss Sloane while waiting to watch Arrival. My wife and I looked at each other and laughed, nope we wouldn’t be wasting money on that propaganda.

Jessica Chastain may be a good actress, I don’t know I haven’t seen anything she has been in. Zero Dark Thirty which would normally fall into my range of films, had some elements that didn’t meet the smell test so I may catch it on TV someday.

Bias alert: I am an NRA member….

In other news:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Permits to carry concealed handguns are up in the second-most populated county in Colorado.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Natalie Sosa told The Gazette that officials noticed the spike after last year’s shooting on Halloween was followed by another on Black Friday.

The department issued 7,100 concealed carry permits through November this year, almost twice as many as it did in 2015.

#Miss Sloane, #dumbideas #Guncontrol