Be Afraid

If you happen to be one of those who loves their Obamacare subsidy and lives in a state without its own exchange.

The end of last week saw the SCOTUS agree to hear the King vs. Burwell case, which states that only the states that took it upon themselves to set up their own functioning health care exchanges are qualified for health insurance premium subsidy.

Apparently, the left knows they are going to lose. Multiple articles and even an editorial cartoon have declared the SCOTUS to be a “death panel” for the subsidy.

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Even the heavy left-socialist blogs aren’t trying to argue that the subsidies are legal. They have gone straight into full-on hate mode towards Roberts, Alito, Scalia and Thomas. Some of them are making a half-hearted attempt to not slime Kennedy, but the other half of them are lumping him into the “reich-wing murderer wants to kill the poors and should be impeached” camp.

I’m already tired of it and it hasn’t even been a week.

That is what happens when you set your sights on an unreachable utopia. Next up, the death threats.

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Sunday Funnies

Special Musical Edition!!!1!1!

First, the panels….

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As an addition this week, a musical pick me up and proof that it doesn’t matter if the topic is firearms or music, assholes are everywhere.

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Sad times at Washington High

Head out of the fire and back to local politics.

I’ve mentioned in the past that the class has a heavy right-leaning political bent, so yesterday was quite the morning for wailing and gnashing of teeth over I-594 passing.

Being the resident “gun guy” I spent a goodly portion of the day responding to questions about it. Knowing this was likely to happen, I brought the printed verbage from my voter’s guide for easy reference.

While I was gentle, for the most part, I did chide those who said they didn’t actually get around to actually voting.

In better news, we can all hope that something like this happens next year

Voters approve right to bear arms state amendment

Alabama voters have approved a constitutional amendment to make gun ownership a fundamental right.

The measure called Amendment 3 won easily in statewide balloting Tuesday.

The Republican-backed amendment used language from the National Rifle Association.

The measure would make owning firearms a fundamental right in Alabama. It would also require that measures to control firearms would have to pass the toughest review by state courts.

Supporters say the amendment was needed to guard against overreaching gun control. Opponents say the proposal could lead to a dismantling of existing limits on gun possession and ownership.

Louisiana and Missouri have approved similar measures.

But then again, this is Washington. I have as much luck of that happening here as I do with a journalism correctly labeling gun rights opponents as “civil rights opponents”.

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This is the reason

Not everyone should go to college.

Professor called racist for correcting black student’s grammar and punctuation

Val Rust, a professor of education and information, was the target of the protestors for what they feel was racial insensitivity. Describing themselves as “aggrieved minority students,” they claim that the professor was wrong to correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in the papers of black students.

This isn’t happening at some podunk community college. This is at UCLA.

I just wish there were photos of the protest, so I maybe we all could have some fun with the likely misspellings and bad grammar on their signs.

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Every Damn Day

Saw this floating across the internets last night

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Excuse me!?! I think you have mistaken me for someone else.

I am an asshole every day. I don’t need to preface that behavior with a warning.

He must have missed the link to the Top 10 Reasons Libertarians Aren’t Nice to You.

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Certifiable

Did and done. Certified GTAW (TIG) welder in da hizouse.

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One 1/16″ flaw in the cover pass. Most likely glass I missed with the wire brush.

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No flaws in the root pass.

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I was tempted to used the stamp the word “bitch” into the front of the plate before I began welding, because I knew I was going to hit it like it owed me money.

And THIS is a winning heat line on the backing strip.

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That is called “suck back”, when you suck the backing into the weld.

Thanks again to all for the patience with my current preoccupation. It has been a long hard slog that still has six weeks left in it. But I couldn’t ask for a nicer group of folks who put up with watching me.

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Testing done

Grading today.

Well, after five hours of attempting to use an atmosphere of Argon to hold a puddle of molten steel in a vertical groove for the purpose of combining two pieces of steel, I completed my latest certification test plate.

I didn’t take pictures, even though I should have, but I was just too focused on getting this one right and didn’t want the distraction. The root pass was the most gorgeous one I’ve produced and it got plenty of compliments from both the instructors and my fellow students.

We’ll see today if it can stand upwards of 70,000psi. Results and pics tomorrow.

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Socialism Reduces Your Carbon Footprint

That is a lie. It does reduce the “human species” carbon footprint, but that is only because of the death by disease and mass murders that take place in a socialist state.

However, the left will use that lie as an upshot for this

For the first time in its 100-year history of oil production, Venezuela is importing crude — a new embarrassment for the country with the world’s largest oil reserves.

The nation’s late president Hugo Chávez often boasted the South American country regained control of its oil industry after he seized joint ventures controlled by such companies as ExxonMobil and Conoco. But 19 months after Chávez’s death, the country can’t pump enough commercially viable oil out of the ground to meet domestic needs — a result of the former leader’s policies.

The dilemma — which comes as prices at U.S. pumps fall below $3 per gallon — is the latest facing the government, which has been forced to explain away shortages of basic goods such as toilet paper, food and medicine in the past year.

This is the death by disease part coming along. The mass murders will follow shortly.

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RNS Quote of the Day: 11/03/14

I couldn’t wait until tomorrow to post this.

If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.

Orson Scott Card

 

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Testing Today

I’m going to be doing the angry welding thing again today in the hopes that it helps me pass my TIG vertical plate certification today. It’ll be cooling on the instructors desk by noon Pacific time.

I’ve spend 10 hours practicing since Thursday and should be good to go, but well wishes sent this direction are appreciated.

And I’ll be hanging this sign for good luck

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