All PSH’d and Nowhere to Go

My goodness, yesterday was a full-on Markley Monday.

What with the Palmer v. D.C. decision over the weekend, the anti-civil rights left went all out yesterday. There were plenty of Wild West comparisons and name calling (yes, you and I are now being labelled as “ammosexuals”), but their mouths runneth over with multitudes of quotes involving male genitalia.

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(edited to remove the boob from the pic. An actual tit, not the anonymous boob holding the sign)

But my favorite post from them yesterday was about the decision handed down by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld Florida’s “Docs vs. Glocks” law which heavily fines doctors for prying into the personal lives of their patients and keeps them from badgering citizens with bullshit anti-gun slogans while they are wrapped in a paper-thin gown that ties in the back.

Mark Joseph Stern at Slate wrote “Doctors in Florida Cannot Legally Protect Children From Guns” and my first thoughts after reading that were “Is there a problem in Florida I am unaware of? Are firearms just getting up and walking around targeting kids?” And “Are Doctors not allowed to carry concealed?”

But then I realized that it was just more PSH and to let it go.

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Egypt Helps in the Prairie Dog Hunt

I may not like most things abotu the current Egyptian government of the month, but this I do like

Egypt Army Destroys 13 More Gaza Tunnels

Egypt’s army said Sunday it has destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to.

Cairo has poured troops into the peninsula to counter a rising insurgency since the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, and its security operation involves the destruction of these tunnels.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is the main power in Gaza, reportedly uses the tunnels to smuggle arms, food and money into the blockaded coastal enclave.

Because you know if Morsi was still in charge there, they’d be digging tunnels for Hamas.

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The last one for a bit

Table #7 was brought into the world this weekend

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More wrenches, more shaped steel, spider gears, motorcycle transmission gears, New Process transfer case gears, BMW timing chain gears, and more nuts and bolts that you can shake a stick at (does anyone really shake sticks at things these days anymore even?).

The chain surround is a double link timing chain from a GM V6. T-case chain is becoming difficult to acquire and I happened upon enough timing chain to make a pair of tables. It is slightly narrower than t-case chain, but whereas t-case chain is a grey color, timing chain is quite easily polished to a shine. The leg is a GM DOHC V6 cam on top of a stack of t-case gears. The foot is another GM Vortec 5.7L V8 flexplate. As is usual with the square tables, the center is a t-case planetary gear, so the top spins.

I have a special project coming in sometime this week that I’ll be posting about when it arrives. It is not a fun tale. Also, I’ve been getting requests for smaller items that don’t cost a lot. I figure I can turn out a bunch of smaller items in a day or over a weekend so, if I can knock the special project out before the end of the week, I’m going to spend next weekend whipping up things like this.

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It was supposed to be a foot for a lightweight table made out of bicycle stuff, but the legs made of sprockets and chain were not strong enough for my liking. A friend requested something she could hang on her wall and I still had the foot and the top sitting around so this is now a “snowflake”. If she doesn’t like it on the wall, she can use it to set hot pans on because, although you can’t see it, there is a riser welded under the center sprocket.

Anyway, if’n you’re interested in the table, you know how to get a hold of me. It is the last one I have in inventory until I re-start production again in a few weeks. I’ll have a couple weeks off from school starting in the middle of August and I plan on working under the canopy daily. So we’ll see what spits out of my Millermatic nozzle then.

I DO still need to make bumpers for the Jeep…..

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If you can’t trust them with Wikipedia

Why should we trust them to run the country?

Wikipedia Blocking Congress from editing Wikipedia

Wikipedia administrators have imposed a ban on page edits from computers at the US House of Representatives, following “persistent disruptive editing”.

The 10-day block comes after anonymous changes were made to entries on politicians and businesses, as well as events like the Kennedy assassination.

The biography of former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an “alien lizard”.

One staffer said they were being banned for the “actions of two or three”.

Edits from computers using the IP address belonging to the House of Representatives have been banned before, following similar acts of vandalism.

Oh wait, we don’t trust them to run the country. And yet they do.

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My Jeep is Hungry

But it will be denied the opportunity to eat because I spend to much time in King County where two of the larger municipalities already demand that people with few or no job skills be given $15 and hour.

Activists Vow To Occupy Fast-food Restaurants To Get Higher Pay

Activists and protesters seeking to pressure fast-food restaurants around the nation to give them $15 per hour minimum pay say they’ll do whatever it takes – including civil disobedience and occupying the facilities – to win their cause.

“I personally think we need to get more workers involved and shut these businesses down until they listen to us,” and maybe even occupy the restaurants, said Cherri Delisline, a 27-year-old single mother from Charleston, S.C., who has spent 10 years making $7.35 per hour at McDonald’s, The Associated Press reported.

If she has been employed at McDonalds for 10 years and is only making $0.10 above minimum wage, then she either needs to find a better place to work or do something to impress her boss. Personally, I’d do the former.

But back to my Jeep; so, if they “occupy the drive thru”, can I consider them obstacles and crawl them?

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Sunday Funnies

Current Events and a billboard to boot!

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Did The Last Psychiatrist Arm Himself?

One wonders if this doctor (warning: autoplay news vid at link) either is The Last Psychiatrist (purportedly Dr. Chris Ballas of U Penn, so the location’s right) or learned from The Last Psychiatrist’s post a couple years back about an unarmed doc versus an armed patient demanding meds.

ETA: Nope, the doc is identified as one Silverman. 

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The have one solution. This isn’t it.

The left’s solution to “poverty in America” is to “spread the wealth”.

Paul Ryan put out a proposal yesterday that still gives out free money, but because the money has strings attached to the money, along the lines of performance audits, the left doesn’t like it much.

…..the Opportunity Grant, would give participating states a lump sum of money rather than funding virtually all the current anti-poverty programs. And states would be instructed to hand that money down to community groups that work with poor people, because, as Ryan writes, “They are more effective than distant federal bureaucracies” and have “intimate knowledge of the people they serve—as well as their ability to take the long view.”

The underlying thesis is that those who are closest to actual poor people will be best able to figure out how to help them.

In describing what this would look like, Ryan outlines the minimum requirements:

• A contract outlining specific and measurable benchmarks for success

• A timeline for meeting these benchmarks

• Sanctions for breaking the terms of the contract

• Incentives for exceeding the terms of the contract

• Time limits for remaining on cash assistance

There would be bonuses for people who meet their goals ahead of time, such as finding a job before the time allotted, although the bonus wouldn’t likely come in the form of cash but in something like a savings bond.

Imagine that! Incentives for what you want to happen (good behavior) and disincentives for what you don’t (bad behavior).

No, no, no, say the folks at ThinkProgress. Free stuff must be handed out without reservations to be used in anyway the recipients see fit!

But Ryan fails to take this idea to its end conclusion: that poor people themselves, being the closest to their own situations, are the most knowledgable about what they need to improve their lives. Instead, his proposal calls for low-income people to meet with providers to create a “customized life plan,” a contract that includes goals and benchmarks, as well as penalties for missing any steps.

Because having goals is such a bad thing. You might begin to think you can do stuff all on your own without leftist politicians holding it over your head. Gaia forbid!

While I seriously doubt that Ryan’s plan is the be-all, end-all of the welfare state, it is a damn sight more intelligent than anything the government has done to “alleviate poverty” in nearly 100 years and we as a nation would be better off with it in place.

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And so it begins

Need a dozen of a specific nut or bolt?

How about a 12-point 28MM socket?

No need to take a trip to the local hardware store because you went there a month ago and bought yourself a 3-D printer.

The latest item to hit the shelves of Home Depot has the potential to solve one of biggest annoyances of do-it-yourself home repair: having to go to the hardware store in the first place.

Earlier this month, the world’s largest home improvement chain announced the start of a pilot program to sell MakerBots, described by the manufacturer as a type of professional-grade 3-D printing machine, in a dozen stores following a three-month period of online-only sales. The MakerBot printers, which range from a compact $1,375 model to a high-end $2,899 version, went on sale July 14 in Chicago and New York City-area stores, as well as Home Depot locations throughout California.

Here is MakerBot’s website. Do try not to drool.

Depending on how idiot-proof the software is, I can see myself getting one of these in a year or so.

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Stay Tuned

The newest hate on Israel is morphing as I write this

IDF Assault On Gaza: Driven By Israel’s Energy Needs?

The Israeli cabinet is concerned that if Palestinians develop their own gas resources, the resulting economic transformation could in turn fundamentally increase Palestinian clout.

Yes, you read that correctly.

The newest theory as to the reason Israel went into Gaza to kick ass is the natural gas resources off the coast of the Gaza strip and the Israeli government’s fears that if the Palis get control of them they will get more/better standing on the world stage.

Now, as the writer of this toxic shitbag of information notes, I too remember back to the mid-aughts and the fact of the discovery. I also remember representatives of Israel repeatedly publicly stating that the were worried that if the Pali government got control of the gas they’d sell it for money to buy more and better weapons to send into Israel.

But now, according to the Israel hating leftists, it’s just “clout” the government of Israel is worried about. I know I’m not the hippest of cats around, so I am wondering if there is some dictionary somewhere that I haven’t heard of where “clout” has been defined as meaning “indiscriminate rocket fire”?

Next week, these creeps will find a way to tie this into some Koch Brothers conspiracy.

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