Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The truth - if you will hear...

I've said similar things for years - but I'm just a dumb cracker...

Walter E Williams: The True Black Tragedy

Hustlers and people with little understanding want us to believe that today's black problems are the continuing result of a legacy of slavery, poverty and racial discrimination. The fact is that most of the social pathology seen in poor black neighborhoods is entirely new in black history. Let's look at some of it.

Today the overwhelming majority of black children are raised in single female-headed families. As early as the 1880s, three-quarters of black families were two-parent. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black families were two-parent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children had the same mother and father.
The true cause of all the problems blacks face in our cities today is do-gooders and a government too stupid to think ahead - or too bent on keeping "those niggers voting Democrat for the next hundred years", as LBJ put it...

All these SJWs who keep agitating for an increase to the minimum wage are useful idiots to people like Jugears and Hitlary who depend on an uneducated black voting bloc.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Final warning

George Orwell on where we were headed back then:

We've arrived. The Ministry of Truth is the MSM. The Party is the Demonrats and the progressives/liberals in general.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

This is what's wrong with Jugears' immigration policy

It keeps in the worst as well as the truly unfortunate:

Mass Murderer Was Spared Deportation Under Obama’s DACA Program

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services admitted that gang member and illegal immigrant Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez, charged with four counts of first-degree murder in North Carolina last week, was spared deportation under Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program two years ago.

Rangel-Hernandez had extensive gang ties and a prior drug arrest when he came before USCIS for a deportation proceeding in 2012. Although immigration officials knew about his past, they allowed Rangel-Hernandez to stay in the country anyway.

Go read the rest.

Friday, May 8, 2015

The economy is improving!

Here's proof:

The bottle on the left is the new Coke size - 500 ml, or 16.9 oz. It replaces the old 20 oz. bottle.
Same price - $1.25 in the machine at work. 

So, Jugears has improved the economy by 15.5% - in the wrong direction.

This jives with the job situation - real unemployment, not just people still collecting benefits, hovers around 30%...

I'll be bringing six-packs of RC Cola to put in the fridge.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Your government at work.

Evidently, the feds think your cell phone should be a marketing tool for sellers - at your expense.

REMEMBER Cell Phone Numbers Go Public this month. 
All cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and   you will start to receive sales calls. 
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:    888-382-1222
It is the National DO NOT CALL list It will only take a minute of your time.. It blocks your number for five (5) years. 
You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number. 
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON. It takes about 20 seconds. 
Please forward to family and friends.  
It would have been so easy for the FCC to rule that INCOMING calls to mobile units would be paid for by the CALLER, just like any phone call before in history - but no, crony capitalism and lobbyists ensured that YOU have to work to remove your number from the lists - and calls from "charities" and "political action committees" are exempt from the "no call" list.
AND, you have to renew this every five years or you get more phone spam.

Another thing I've ranted about in the past is caller ID - it is trivial to come up with a system that can't be hacked, and even easier for CONgress to pass a law making foxing Caller ID a felony - but no, again, the phone company wanted to leave wiggle room for telemarketers and scam artiists.

I'll shut up now - but remember to call and get your cell on the no-call list!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Something for the kids


When will we see justice?

Here in Wisconsin, the Demonrats have used the police to terrorize people who supported Act 10, one of Governor Walker's reforms that removed the power of the public unions to demand raises and benefits from their employers, the people of Wisconsin. The Demonrats were understandably irked, as those public unions are some of their biggest supporters.

The National Review has a good article about how innocent families were subjected to tactics last seen in Hitler's Germany when the Gestapo raided the homes of anyone suspected of less than adoration of Der Fuhrer.

Go read - and then demand your local representative open an investigation into the Demonrats who ordered these raids, and bring charges against them. I will.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

Mother Gaea is celebrating with fireworks - a volcano erupts in Chile, spewing ash and horrible greenhouse gases like sulfur oxides and that evil pollutant CO2 miles into the stratosphere.

Sunsets in the southern hemisphere might be more colorful for a while.

And, with one "act of God", years of greenies' work to destroy fossil fuel power generation is undone...

For my part, I'm running a bunch of lights I don't need, and taking a chilly ride out back on my 2-stroke dirt bike.

Hey Algore! I want a refund on that glowbull worming you sold us!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


I've got a new job!

I start Monday. Electrical engineering and some mechanical design - dream job! 33 miles one way, all back roads - one stoplight.

Got to file for IL UI once more, then I'm done.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ready for Hitlary?

You better be! She's announced she's running for President - and, of course, the real powers will ensure she is elected unless we all work to prevent that.

Her announcement included this statement:
From her mother’s own childhood – in which she was abandoned by her parents – to her work going door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund to her battling to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program, she’s fought children and families all her career.
They call it a "typo" about her fighting children and families - but from her record - what we can see, anyway - this is the honest truth.

Ready for Hitlary? I am!

Looks like other people are ready, too:

Found here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Another useless law attempt

By a Demonrat. What a surprise!

New York congressman Steve Israel wants to ban "undetectable" 3D printed guns. 

Yet another law in search of a problem. For criminals, stolen or black market conventional guns are ever so much easier and cheaper to obtain, and a few orders of magnitude more reliable.

As far as "undetectable" goes, so far I haven't seen a printed gun that does not have at least the chamber and barrel made of metal. A fully composite gun today might be good for a couple shots before the barrel melted. Perhaps someday we will be able to print ceramics suitable for gun barrel pressures, but not in the near future.

Free book!

Dianne Feinstein does not want you to know about this.

Link to downloadable PDF copy of The Anarchist Cookbook

I wouldn't expect someone of DiFi's caliber to have read the US Constitution, let alone understand what it says.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Make it every day!

Damn. Forgot to check, and missed Carbon Belch Day again this year. It was March 28th.

So, I missed the big celebration, but around here every day is carbon belch day. 2-stroke engines abound, and are used regularly, as are our several pre-pollution-control vehicles. Not to mention the shooting range out back that gets regular use.

That reminds me - got to go out and put new plugs in the F150 with the non-pollution-controlled 300 CID straight six - I really would like the truck to get better than 8 MPG...

And remember to turn on all your lights, light off a big bonfire, and keep your engines running on April 22nd. I sure will!

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Victim Disarmament Activist Sarah Brady dead at 73. The enemies of freedom keep losing foot soldiers.

Governor Brownback of Kansas brings his state into compliance with the Constitution. Another state on the right side of the law. Five states now. Remember how concealed carry looked in the 1980's?

 Wyoming has some work to do yet - they are only CC for residents - all others need permits. Wrong.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jugearscare follies

We started looking into health insurance through the "marketplace", since we can't afford Cobra right now. All the web sites referred for us require a phone number before you can look at pricing, so I put in my FAX number.

Turns out to have been a smart thing to do - I've had at least 100 calls come in on the FAX line since yesterday.

I picked up a couple before the machine could try to connect - dead silence even after I said "Hello". For the couple that did connect me to a human, I told them this was a FAX line, and please don't call back.

There must be a whole lot of potential profit for the insurers in getting someone to sign up for them to be so persistent...

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Book of Barkley

Just finished reading L/ B. Johnson's (Brigid's) "The Book of Barkley".

She put into words so many things I have thought and felt, but have not written. She brought me to tears at the end - having had to part with several pets under similar circumstances, I know the pain of loss.

Go buy a copy. You won't be disappointed.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jugears Osama hates nature!

Just found this on Drudge:

Lawmaker: Protect coal plants to help the manatees 

From November to April, hundreds of manatees huddle in the warm discharge canal of one of Florida’s biggest coal-fired plants, the Big Bend Power Station near Tampa, as camera-toting families point and laugh from a viewing deck at the gentle creatures lolling near the smokestacks.
Some two-thirds of Florida’s endangered manatees rely on discharge waters from power plants for winter warmth, according to federal biologists. It’s a fact that congressional Republicans are seizing on to challenge the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s agenda to fight climate change, a plan to slash carbon emissions that could force large-scale closures of coal plants.
So, if we want to save the manatees, we need to keep the Florida coal plants running  - or, we could do a truly green thing and replace these plants with nukes burning evil CO2, lots of warm water - and cheap, clean power...

Read more here:

More infringements

 New Jersey is one of those states where they can't understand that the Second Amendment means HANDS OFF OUR GUNS...

How New Jersey’s Gun Laws Turned Another Law-Abiding Citizen Into A Convicted Felon

New Jersey’s ridiculous gun laws have once-again turned a law-abiding citizen into a convicted felon over nothing more than an innocent mistake. This time the victim is a former security guard and aspiring police officer named Steffon Josey-Davis.

Josey-Davis legally purchased a 9mm Smith & Wesson in 2013. Shortly after he bought the gun, he made the fateful mistake of stashing it in his glove compartment to make sure his six-year-old sister wouldn’t find it.

The gun was still in the glove compartment when, later the same day, state police pulled him over for driving with an expired registration. Because it is illegal for drivers in New Jersey to transport guns in anywhere but the trunk of their car, the officer confiscated the gun and told Josey-Davis to pick it up at the police station.

When Josey-Davis appeared at the station to retrieve his property, he was promptly arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm – a second-degree felony.
Another innocent person's life destroyed because of illegal laws. Go read the whole article.

Thanks, Julie

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dealings with Ill-Annoys UI

Just mailed this off:
Illinois Department of Employment Security
P. O. Box 19509
Springfield, IL 62794

Charles A. Kuecker


Re: Claimant ID xxxxxx request for reconsideration

Recently, I received  a "Determination" telling us we were ineligible for unemployment insurance since we had not supplied proof of identification, i.e., copies my driver's license (both front and back) and of my Social Security card. We included all of this in a fat envelope, and paid extra postage registered mail to P. O. Box 19509.

We mailed this packet over a week ago. Today, I spoke to a nice lady who has the onerous job of handling calls from irate people like me who are entangled in the bureaucracy of Illinois unemployment insurance. She told me that I needed to not only send the information that I had sent, but also a formal letter requesting that you accept that data and reinstate my claim for benefits. She also said that the copy of my Social Security card was not in the scanned-in documents. It was in the packet originally mailed, so somewhere in your organization, it was lost.

So, here is that letter, asking that you please reinstate my claim for unemployment benefits, along with more copies of everything, again sent by registered mail. I am also spending extra for a return receipt, as I cannot trust your office to handle things without losing pages.

Why it is necessary for a claimant who has records on file from Illinois employers as to employment history to provide a copy of a Social Security card that plainly states "FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAX PURPOSES - NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" is beyond me. Though since I am simply a college graduate electrical engineer, perhaps I am just too stupid to understand the marvelous complexity of Illinois unemployment law.


Charles A. Kuecker


Copy of Wisconsin driver's license, both sides
Copy of original Social Security card, front only (laminated in 1960-something)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Presidential Humor

Priceless - Ronald Reagan at his best:

And, at the end, Jugears, off the teleprompter...well worth watching all the way through just for the last couple minutes.

Friday, March 6, 2015


In the original sense.

Widespread outrage after IS bulldozes ancient Iraq city

After rampaging through Mosul's museum with sledgehammers and torching its library last month, IS "bulldozed" the nearby ruins of Nimrud Thursday, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
Until Muslims stand up to this and end it by killing every "extremist", they are tacitly supporting acts like this.

Civilized religions do not destroy. Unless I see large numbers of Muslims publicly disavowing practices like this and all the other medieval trappings of fundamentalist Islam, I cannot consider Islam a true religion.

New product

Just found this:

South Fork Industries Facebook page.

Be Prepared!

Seems I've seen this idea a few places - from a muzzle device that would wipe pig's blood onto each round as it left the barrel, to a booby-trap that could be installed in Israeli buses to douse suicide bombers with the forbidden substance, thereby sending them straight to Hell, no stops for virgin houris...

Yep - another new ides:

AMERICAN INGENUITY! Introducing ‘Pig’s Blood Spray,’ the latest in anti-Islamic terrorism protection

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Back when I first got signed up with the Science Fiction Book Club, I got a copy of "FROOMB" - a novel by John Lymington. It was a bit adult for a 12 year old, but the title has stuck with me. It refers to a political cartoon of the world at the wheel of a car careening down a slope toward a cliff. The world cries "Fluid's running out of my brakes!".

This graph brings that image back to me - only it's Uncle Sam at the wheel:


Found at Borepatch

By 2030, if nothing drastic is done, all the income of the federal government will go to pay for Social Security, Medicare, and other "entitlements", including, of course, Osamacare, and interest on the national debt. There will be nothing left for roads, national defense, or things like the BATFE and the Border Patrol. Or for presidential golfing trips - but Jugears will be long gone by then. Nancy Pee-Lousy and Hairy Reid will likely be long dead. The rest of us, not so lucky.

FROOMB, indeed.

The spell-checker in the editor tries to change "Osamacare" to "macabre". Smart machine.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No good deed goes unpunished

Especially in a politically correct world:

The only thing Facebook - or Jugears' minions - have done here is demonstrate how frightened they are of the truth.

Monday, March 2, 2015




More irritants for intolerant Muslims:

I particularly like the last one - reminds me of this:

The next video up was this - too precious to omit:


The local country station has an ad for a local seed and fertilizer company. they have a jingle that goes, in part, "What you put in the ground today can improve your world tomorrow".

Why do I get images of Jugears, Pee-Lousy, and Harry Reid whenever I hear that?


Exactly where in the Constitution is it stated that anyone - in Congress or otherwise - needs to ask permission of the President before inviting a foreign personality here for a talk?

Jugears sure has an inflated view of his own importance.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

We need a whole lot more of this

Veterans Place Corrupt County Board Under Citizen’s Arrest – They Laugh, Until the Sheriff Shows Up

In an effort to take back their government from self-serving politicians and bureaucrats, Kraft and Allen established a group called the Edgar County Watchdogs. Through a combination of public pressure, Freedom of Information filings, lawsuits, and media exposure, they have created a system that deeply threatens Illinois' corrupt, entrenched political establishment. They operate a blog called Illinois Leaks that exposes corruption at the state and local levels. The blog is so popular that, it is trusted more than the local paper.
Considering the fact that, according to Forbes, their home county's government has racked up over $79 million in debt all on its own while serving only 18,000 residents, Kraft and Allen have their work cut out for them.
By relentlessly pursuing justice for even the smallest infractions by bureaucrats and politicians, the Edgar County Watchdogs have driven 102 public officials to resign from their posts, including 33 officials in Edgar County alone. The pair busted the mayor of Redmond for attempting to hold office while living out of town. They represented themselves in court and beat Illinois Assistant Attorney General Emma Steimel in a lawsuit seeking access to state e-mails. Officials who have resigned due to the Watchdogs' efforts include a property tax assessor, the Edgar County board chairman, an entire airport board and its manager, the attorney for Kansas Township's fire department, Shiloh's superintendent of schools, and Effingham's health department administrator, among others. After they exposed corrupt, illegal, and self-serving spending habits by the Ford-Iroquois County health department, the entire bureaucracy was dissolved. In some cases, federal agents have even stepped in to investigate and issue subpoenas to local officials after receiving tips from Kraft and Allen.
Video and links to the local newspaper at the link.

We need more people like this - in every local government in every state.

Then, after we regain control locally, we can go after Washington...

Friday, February 27, 2015

Charlie Hebdo

In case you missed them:

Little by little

we regain our country...
The Kansas Senate has passed SB 45, the bill that moves Kansas into the constitutional carry status of Arkansas, Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming, and Vermont.  If the bill passes the house and is signed by Governor Brownback, a person who can legally own a firearm and who is 21 or over will be able to carry a firearm concealed without fear of prosecution.   The bill, SB 45 had 26 cosponsors and was introduced by the Majority leader, Terry Bruce, of Hutchinson.  The bill passed with an overwhelming, veto proof, bi-partisan margin of 31 to 7.
The seven members that voted against the bill were: Faust-Goudeau (D), Francisco(D), Hawk(D), Hensley(D), Holland(D), Pettey(D), and Kay Wolf(R).

It's always the ones with the 'D' after their names that vote against the Constitution. The one 'R' is likely a 'centrist' (RINO).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Email from the FBI

Just got this:

With E-Check usage at an all-time high the NICS Section wanted to send the following reminders.

~Be sure to log in daily to check the statuses of your delayed transactions.

~When submitting a search, be sure to provide as much descriptive information as possible to help avoid erroneous delays or denies.

~NICS is unable to assist with obtaining statuses of NTNs after 24 hours have elapsed from the time it has been retrieved. Be certain to record the NTN and status on the ATF Form 4473 as soon as you retrieve the status.

Thank you 
I guess Jugears is working on getting that coveted "best gun salesman" award again this year...

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ammunition Ban, M855 AP—Oppose

Much has been written lately about the BATFE's newest idiotic ruling to ban common AR-15 ammo. Anything to make life more expensive for Americans.

Go here.

Send an email as described. If we all do this, at least the government leeches can't say there was not opposition to this gross infringement of our rights.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Unemployment insurance follies

Since the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development website won't allow me to fill in the dates I've worked, I dial into the "help" system.

"If you speak English, press 1". I'm curious, so I don't touch the phone,

"En Espanol...dos". I continue to wait.

Some Asian language - Hmong? Cute female voice, anyway. Continue to do nothing.

"Do you speak a language other than English?". More waiting.

Instructions to make sure your phone is set for touch-tone - and if it's a dial phone, please wait.

Finally - "We are going to attempt to connect your call". Nine in line. Time is around ten minutes.

Or, I can ask for "virtual hold", and they will call me back in around half an hour. Still waiting - seven ahead of me now.

They really want me on "virtual hold"...

Number 6 now.

Number 2 now - still want me to go on virtual hold...

Finally - a human. Nice lady. The reason I can't get into the system is because I was working in Ill-Annoys, not Wisconsin - have to file down there. Thanks for your help, have a good day.

Off to the Ill-Annoys UI site - will update...

The Ill-annoys site worked OK, but did ask for my WEIGHT on my driver's license. If all goes well, I'll get benefits in two weeks - about a quarter of what I was earning.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tax time

Did our taxes today. Only took three hours, including the "e-file". Getting a good refund, at least that's what the filled-out forms tell me. I'll believe it when the checks clear.

Aside from the Wisconsin e-file form not being readable in the browser, but just fine downloaded and opened in Adobe, and the fact that the Wisconsin W-2 form not allowing punctuation and cents where the federal form did, I think I only damned the fed and state IRS to eternal hell with extra brimstone fifty or so times.


Been watching reruns of "The Twilight Zone" on the satellite - that channel that once upon a time offered science fiction, but now seems to have the same relationship to sci-fi as the "History Channel" has to actual reality.

Noticed that quite a few of the episodes use chunks of the sets from "Forbidden Planet", including the whole space ship and the ammeters from the Krell laboratory.

The space ship is seen flying upside down in a few episodes, and they seem to have knocked the dents out of the gangway steps the Id monster put in.

The ammeter panels appear is several other spaceships.

Who knew Hollywood was recycling back then?

Good news?

Norway: Muslims organizing to protect a synagogue from terrorists
And now for something completely different: A group of Muslims in Norway is organizing a protective ring around Oslo's synagogue following Sabbath services this weekend. The effort is a reaction to the shootings in Copenhagen, according to Hajrad Arshad, 17, one of the seven organizers of the "Fredens Ring" (Friendship Ring) (Ring of Peace).
Facebook page for Fredens Ring

This is what I have been advocating - Muslims standing up for civilized behavior and acting to thwart possible terrorism by those of their faith who take the Koran literally.

I hope this is the start of the end of the Islam as a political force. Likely, though, it's going to result in a bunch of dead Muslims because they dared to go against the terrorist's interpretation of the Koran.

There are about 1000 Jews in Norway - and 200,000 Muslims, almost all immigrants.

The "Fredens Ring" effort is thus not only a gesture toward Oslo's Jewish community, but perhaps also a message intended for some fellow Norwegian Muslims. "Islam is about protecting our brothers and sisters, regardless of which religion they belong to," it says on the Facebook page (according to a translation here). "Islam is about rising above hate and never sinking to the same level as the haters. Islam is about defending each other."
 I have to wonder, though, if this is either very naive, idealistic Muslims speaking, or some staged event to reinforce the "not all Muslims are violent" meme...

Lying (Taqiyya and Kitman)

Encounters with Monster and the Wisconsin DWD

I have a Monster login, last used about three years ago. So, when a search found a possible job in Janesville right next door, I eagerly clicked on the "apply" button. The Monster login screen appears.

I enter my user name and what I think is my password - it's been a long time. Monster tells me I must have made a mistake - I am trying to access the job seeker's page, and do I want to go to the employer's page instead?

The employer's page is just that - where employers go to post job opportunities. I have never been an employer unless you count the time I paid my two older kids to assemble military battery pack control prototypes for a customer. They learned surface mount soldering, and I got my 25 prototypes built while I worked on other things.

Tried logging in with my Google account, as they suggest. Same result.

So, Monday I'm going to contact the company directly. If they are paying Monster to post jobs, at least Monster should ensure that the website allows job-seekers to log in correctly.

Next stop is the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. As much as I detest asking for government aid, I like to keep my wife fed and housed, and I've paid enough self-employment taxes to think I'm entitled to get something back.

I log in, using the same credentials I had three years ago. It lets me in. So far, so good.

Answer all their questions. No trouble.

Now, they want my work history since I last had gotten a UI check. OK, I'll fill out the forms.

"When did you start this job? If you can't remember the exact date, be as close as you can.". I enter a date in MM/DD/YYYY format, as that is what they asked for in an earlier question - the slashes are mandatory. Tab to the next question - and my entry disappears.

Try again - same result.

Try answering the next question - "When did you end this job?". Same result.

Try clicking on "Next" with both questions unanswered. "You must enter a valid starting and ending date". Also, the website informs me that claim entry will close in 45 minutes. It's a quarter after 6.

Start looking for the "contacts" tab, so I can ask for help or tell them their website is broken. Get a nice list of phone numbers that Ii can't call until next Monday during normal bureaucracy hours.

Fun way to start the weekend.

End of an era

My last day at the "temp to hire" job was yesterday. Everyone came by to shake my hand and wish me well - and express disbelief that I was being let go.

Sat around for 7 1/2 hours and actually had about half an hour of useful things to do.

It would have been more cost effective for the management to have given me a week's severance - I would have had a week of working hours to look for another job, and they wouldn't have had me sitting there for almost 40 hours surfing the Web...

I've got a couple resumes out and the temp agency says there might be a couple opportunities in Rockford for me. I also found one possibility in Janesville - less than ten miles away.

More BATFEIEIO bullshit

In preparing for a gun transfer, I went to the FBI E-Check page to fill out the Brady check info for the customer.

The on-line form now asks if this is a pre-check for a pawn.

Since when are we supposed to do a Brady check on someone turning a gun in for money?

This might have been SOP forever, and I just noticed now - I'm not running a pawn shop.