Nothing again this week. So today we have a couple of new women’s magazines followed by a couple of the reasons modern feminism is so popular on college campuses. All are clickable so you can read them.
National Geographic TV’s primitive-living reality show “Live Free or Die” featuring my son-in-law Gabriel (with an unexpected but delightful cameo appearance by my daughter Luna) “dropped” this week, and so far it looks great!
The first episode, which aired this past Tuesday, showcased obtaining meat by hunting, trapping, or scavenging. Interestingly, it’s the first TV show I’ve seen that showed the process of skinning carcasses and prepping the meat without blurring the images or hiding the blood and gore. Which I think bodes well for taking the subject seriously.
As I’ve said before, we who know and love Gabriel were worried about how the producers/director would depict him through the editing process, but so far it looks like National Geographic’s doing this the right way and “respecting the material,” so to speak.
I mean, you can just imagine how they could have mocked this topic.
Tuesdays at 10pm, check it out.
And yes, this wasn’t his first pack rat. As he sings, Pack Rats Are GOOD! (TM)
Self-acclaimed “man of the people”, super-proud communist, and guitarist for the band Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave decided he was going to be-clown himself this weekend in Seattle.
Hit the link for all the juicy tweets, but it boils down to Morello and his entourage show up when the place is packed and gets denied entry, because the place is packed. He then demands a private room for himself and his entourage, and gets denied again, because the place is packed. He then goes on a twitter rant about the how the place sucks and the owner is “anti-worker”.
Owner of the place responds by whipping out his cred as a crusader for the $15 an hour minimum wage and points out that he voluntarily offers his employees healthcare and a retirement plan, in addition to the “livable wage”.
Morello can’t stop stepping on his own pecker long enough to see he looks like every other spoiled asshole rockstar with money falling out his ass. He then refuses to eat crow.
Loving it. Especially the quote from the doorman who denied him twice.
In the current political vocabulary, ‘need’ means wanting to get someone else’s money. ‘Greed,’ which used to mean what “need” now means, has come to mean wanting to keep your own. ‘Compassion’ means the politician’s willingness to arrange the transfer.
Joseph Sobran – The Economics of Liberty (1990)
I’ve been living here for years. Even got me some property here.
Protesters called for the firing of New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton at an anti-police-brutality rally Saturday in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park.
“I have a 3-year-old daughter and I don’t feel safe calling the police,” Claudia Galicia, president of Sunset Park Latino Democrats, told The Huffington Post.
The rally was sparked largely by footage released Tuesday that appears to show NYPD officers slamming 5-months-pregnant Sandra Amezquita belly-first into the pavement.
What unicorn infested, purple hued sky world have you been living on, Ms. Galicia?
Yes, I know it is my third day of posting funny pictures and that the blogging has gotten really light as of late.
My excuse is that I am so damn busy welding, a mortal man would cry.
Last week was my first week of my last quarter in class. In the next 11 weeks I have to finish learning to TIG weld 3/8 plate steel vertically and overhead, learn to weld 10″ diameter pipe in a fixed position (I am not allowed to rotate it), as well as learn to use the TIG welding process on Stainless Steel and Aluminum.
After that, I have to attempt to earn as many structural certifications as possible so that I can go out and get the best paying job I can find. I know for certain that I’ll be attempting a certification in both GTAW (TIG) sheet metal and heavy plate steel, an FCAW (Dual Shield Wire Feed) heavy plate certification, a GMAW (MIG) heavy plate certification, a SAW (Sub Arc Welding) heavy plate certification and, if I can sneak it in, maybe a SMAW (Stick) heavy plate certification.
Because of material costs, the school does nto offer certifications in anything stainless or aluminum in any process. If I want the chance to do that as a job, I have to show I am certifiable in many other types of welding and hope someone who can certify me notices.
In addition to spending my days doing that, a few weeks ago I left one of my tables and some business cards at one of the local rifle ranges in the hope of selling it. I did not. But even better, a local General Contractor saw it and has called me up to do some fabrication work on a home he is rebuilding.
Also, I have other folks wanting things like Headache Racks built for their trucks. They are willing to pay me $40 an hour for the work. I love y’all, but I love money more.
And lastly, now that the Dean is back on campus, I was hired by the school to work a few hours after class a couple days a week.
I guess you could sum it up by saying, “Mo money, less bloggin'”.
I will make every effort to post something every day. But it may just be funny pics.
You have now.
I found this while cruising the intarwebz yesterday
All credit should go to those two. And it should be a lot of credit.
To not live withing the confines of the City of Seattle.
As if there weren’t enough reasons already
Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined.
The City Council voted Monday to impose the fines for not composting.
When the ordinance goes into effect next year, homeowners found with food scraps in their trash will be fined $1 for each violation KING reported Tuesday. The fine is up to $50 for a business or apartment complex.
Seattle Public Utilities estimates that about a third to one-half of what now goes in the trash should be recycled or put in compost bins.
Under the new rules, collectors will take a look when they dump trash into a garbage truck. If they see more than 10 percent of the trash should be composted, they’ll enter the violation into a computer and leave a ticket on the bin that says expect a $1 fine on the next garbage bill.
Collectors will begin tagging garbage bins with warnings Jan. 1. Fines start until July 1.
Seattle Public Utilities asked the council to consider the ordinance because the agency is falling short of its recycling and composting goals. The council vote was 9-to-0. No public hearing was required.
I am so glad I got out of the trash collection business. I worry that Scott is still there.