Friday, February 16, 2018

Starman poised to make a flaming renetry!

The Tesla Roadster and its driver, a mannequin named Starman were launched on the maiden flight of SpaceX's huge Falcon Heavy rocket just last week. The car is currently looping around the sun on an elliptical orbit that takes it a little beyond Mars at its farthest point, and back to Earth's orbital distance at its closest.

A team of researchers with time on their hands wanted to know the Roadster's ultimate fate, so they performed a series of computer simulations tracking the car's path through the solar system over the next 3 million years.

"Although we are not able to tell on which planet the car will ultimately end up, we’re comfortable saying it won’t survive in space for more than a few tens of millions of years," lead author Hanno Rein, director of the University of Toronto Scarborough's Center for Planetary Science, said in a statement.

When that happens, most or all of the Tesla will burn up in the atmosphere, team members said. As all the uncertainty suggests, the orbits of small objects like electric cars are tough to project so far into the future. The Tesla will have many gravitational encounters with Earth over the eons, for example, and it's unclear just how these will shape its trek through space.

"Depending on the details of these encounters, the Tesla can be kicked onto a wider or smaller orbit, so it’s random," study co-author Dan Tamayo, also of the University of Toronto Scarborough, said in the same statement. "Over time, the orbit will undergo what’s called a random walk, similar to the fluctuations we see in the stock market, that will allow it to wander the inner solar system."
The researchers also determined that the space Tesla will make a relatively close pass by Earth in 2091, coming within a few hundred thousand kilometers of the planet.


After reading that factual post from Fox News, I immediately called the Capitol and tried to get Nancy P. on the phone. I wanted to tell her that this pending crash just might be the fear angle they're looking for to push them over the top in 2020. I even prepared a statement for her;

'Attention fellow US citizens (and voting illegal aliens). It has come to my attention that the money you taxpayers wasted on that rocket with the car will come back to haunt us, over time. However, urgent calls to my friends across the isle resulted in many abrupt hangups! This kind of total disregard for tax paying Americans [as well as free loading illegals] can not be tolerated! At some point, in time, a big chunk of flaming debris could well impact out fragile planet and cause who knows what damage! This is just one more reason we need your vote in 2020!'

Remove the guns and then....

Eighteen school shootings since January 1, 2018. That's what the news is saying on boob tubes everywhere. And, as expected, a call is going out to restrict and or ban guns everywhere. This cry from mostly the Left is exactly the sort of wrong headed thinking that makes Democratically run cities complete shit holes.

Removing guns completely from schools would have the same effect as it did in parts of Europe where even the police are unarmed. The crazies merely went over to driving trucks through crowds when they weren't blowing themselves up with explosive vests! And, the nut job kids who are likewise preordained to kill will come up with the same sort of tactics, in a heat beat...

So, what's the solution. Simple. Train some of the willing teachers how to be responsible carriers of lethal weapons and turn them lose. But, also test and certify them on a regular basis. Watch the school shooting plummet. (We already did that, you know, when concealed carry became pretty much ubiquitous all across the US, some years ago. The number of robberies then went down partly due to the fact that even a crazy person could not be sure of who was and who was not armed).

Now, will that idea ever fly. No. Speaking plainly, the Democrats have had such a hard on for gun restriction to such a great extent, that Nancy Pelosi has announced that gun control and confiscation will be a major part of the 2020 election ticket. As has been the case, in the past, Democrats never let opportunities to use fear to gather votes. Their 'the sky is always falling' tool along with political correctness is about all they have left these days...

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." - Rahm Emanuel

Take or create fear - Mold it into a fix that adds even more government control - Get the votes -  repeat! The rubes will never know what hit them...

Thursday, February 15, 2018

She can do it all!

At an unnamed condo association, there is a woman who I figure must spend at least 20 to 30 hours a week researching what she feels is wrong with the Board of Managers, and who has repeatedly implied misdeeds and even outright wrong doing and incompetence as existing in a body of individuals who basically work for nothing. And while some may question her mental state (I do), I would propose the following;

Insist that she work as an advisor and problem solver for the Board, announce the fact and then dump basically everything into her lap. That would be maintenance, finances, complaints and work order management. Broadcast this to one an all and then sit back as she really takes charge. I think they call that giving someone a lot of rope. I would then tell everyone else to 'take a vacation' and leave for a while with her in charge. After a week or so, I would expect that she would be long gone in the wind...

The ultimate horrors of Global Warming!

Forsyth MO. – It was February the 15th in 2018 at 7:30 AM in the morning that I happened to glance at the outdoor thermometer and could not believe my eyes! Sixty seven degrees! I stopped eating my breakfast and ran right to the phone to call the local Chapter of the DNC.

I got a hold of someone named Phil who heard my tearful report and who also conferred with me that, yes indeed, it sounded as though GW (their progressive abbreviation for Global Warming) was in point of fact happening! He urged me to remain calm! Then, after confirming my membership status as a dyed in the wool Democrat, he then launched into a ten minute rant as to how GW was the fault of the Republicans and of Donald Trump in particular. (I listened with rapt attention and even took down a few notes). He finished by promising that, 'when we retake our rightful control of the Capitol come 2020, some sweeping and stringent (and very expensive) reforms would be swiftly put into place'. (Before hanging up we both then reaffirmed our total allegiance to Hillary and then preformed a very secret Party salute that involved grabbing our balls until they hurt).

I have to admit, to my readership that after talking to Phil, I did venture outside to wander around a bit in the warmth that was GW. (The air had a strangely poignant smell to it and you could almost hear the stirring of life in the plants as they tried to awaken into a false spring). Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a cockroach skittered across one of my shoes! I was aghast! (One of my many Democratic buddies had shared with me, some time before, that one of the effects of the early warming would be an explosion of the insect populations and in particular that of roaches)! Damn those Republicans, I thought!

I then took it upon myself to compile a list of some of the scientific fact-based horrors (as reported by CNN), that await planet earth, should we allow GW to continue:

  1. Early warming will cause an vast increase in the insect population which will cause the planet to become out of balance due to the excess mass and could then cause it to fall into the sun.
  1. GW will result in much warmer summers and that will encourage young people to begin taking off their clothes and rutting like there was no tomorrow. God would become very offended and would then toss the planet right into the sun!

  2. Increased carbon dioxide will cause plant life, crops and fruit trees to overproduce! This will tire them out and soon they could stop producing. Mass die offs of people would then occur and that darn old insect problem would get much worst – Well, I'm afraid it's number one all over again!

  3. As the planet continued to warm, Canada would begin to look better and better to US farmers and most would then move up there leaving the rest of us dealing with a great dust bowl. All those millions of farmers suddenly moving north along with all those insects which would then cause number one to also occur but, with a twist. You'd have millions of naked farmers humping each other right on top of billions of fornicating insects. The horror of that thought!

  4. Lastly, as GW continued in to ramp up in earnest, and assuming that we hadn't been thrown into the sun by some miracle, the entire population of the earth would at some critical point likely panic and stampede to both poles in search of cooler temps. Now should that occur, we would not fall into the sun. No sir. Our orbit would be changed in such a manner that we would all plummet into Uranus!
It is for the above reasons, that we must elect the Democratic Party so that they can impose drastic and very stringent regulations on all Americans to bring down the CO2 levels to about zero. (I'm told that could take awhile, say about two million years). But, just imagine, all that time under the fair, politically equal and oh so progressive smothering of people like Chuck Schumer and his descendants!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Suspended from FB?

While the graphic above is a spoof on one social media outlet, I have to wonder how long it will be before such sites begin to exclude people for 'medical' reasons...

Critique: The All American hot dog!

Why does this look like a very fucked up vagina?
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council estimates Americans consume 20 billion hot dogs a year - more than twice the retail sales figures. That works out to about 70 hot dogs per person each year. Hot dogs are served in 95 percent of homes in the United States.

That is one heck of a boatload of dawgs! (For myself, I think that the total would be a much more conservative rate of consumption... maybe 68 hot dogs a year). Whatever the actual count, I thought to examine this very popular pastime in a bit more detail!

Right off the bat, let it be known that (like eggs), there are many variations you can eat out there; you have all sorts of meat wieners combined with many kinds of buns which are slathered with more crap than I could ever recount here. For this review, I decided to concentrate on your average run of the mill dog and bun! Here's a list of what I used for this post...

A disclaimer: This particular combination of ingredients was not the best a health conscious person could buy, nor was it the worst. (It was the kind of stuff I was able to easily purchase at my local Country Mart located in Forsyth Missouri).

I decided not to add anything about taste as that would be a waste of time. If you do not like to enjoy a good hot dog, you are very likely beyond the administrations of medical science....

What's actually in a common wiener?

All hot dogs (those that are sold commercially in the US) are cured and cooked sausages that consist of mainly pork, beef, chicken and turkey or a combination of meat and poultry. Meats used in hot dogs come from the muscle of the animal and looks much like what you buy in the grocer's case. Other ingredients include water, curing agents and spices, such as garlic, salt, sugar, ground mustard, nutmeg, coriander and white pepper. And that don't sound too bad... [Rumors that some dogs contain ground up eyeballs, beaks and other sordid and sick animal body parts. Not true, those are only sold to some West Coast consumers!]

Calories per gram!

After doing much research, I determined that there are about 2.3 calories per gram in this particular dawg. So, at 57 grams for the Frankfurter and 46 grams for the wiener, that came to only about 230 calories! Really, not all that bad even after adding some additional toppings.

The toppings!

For myself, I like a fairly standard group of stuff to throw on board; mustard, ketchup, minced onions, hot pepper and relish! I also like to lightly brown the inside of the bun for that finished look! 

In the end, you have thrown together a great tasting treat for low cost and a minimal impact on your waistline... enjoy!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Critique: Always Save Pork & Beans!

I've always felt that if a food product comes out of a can, it's probably not the best choice you could make from a  nutritional perspective.

Many 'canned' foods you can buy at the local stores are high in one sort of preservative or another. Salt is quite often used, or one could say, even abused. Let's examine a single 130 gram or 1/2 cup serving of a popular item known as pork and beans, for instance. A quick glance at the nutritional label is less than encouraging for what is essentially a bean dish. The single highlight, if you will, is the exceptionally high fiber content coming in at 6 grams. Applause for that! But, I'm afraid it's all down hill from there.

Other than the HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) which is a dietary no-no in any food, you also have a boatload of salt (440 mg) not to mention fairly high levels of saturated fat (.5 g). This is not the kind of 'food' I would have ever eaten when I was young, had I known any better. There are far better choices in the produce section. That said, it's even worst when you add in a Frankfurter and a slice slice of toast to the mix. I won't go into the dietary horrors of a meal I enjoy too often as this post is all about the beans!

My suggestion for companies that choose to make and to distribute products like this would be to perhaps give consumers some alternatives. For instance, how about a can of pork and beans without the HFCS and perhaps more potassium chloride and a bit lest of the sodium version. I'm not sure as to the cost or the taste, but I could tell you that I would have a more favorable view of companies that tried it.