Certified Water Technologist #63

Certified Water Technologist #63
28 Years In the Water Treatment Industry

Vodka Screwdriver

I like vodka screwdrivers.  I make mine by putting a big ass glass in the freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes.  But the longer you leave it in the freezer the better it is, in my opinion. The other day I forgot and left it in 24 hours. Didn't have a drink that night, but the next night it was gooood.

If you put the orange juice and vodka in the freezer also, everything stays cold much longer, and tastes much better. In my opinion. 

So, I put about 3 oz vodka, I use Bartons, and fill to the top with orange juice, no ice. If you like salt, add a little.  Stir if you like, and enjoy. 

What a Bunch of Bullshit!

This must be why my state tax refund is delayed.

Money to Illegal Aliens

Kayleigh McEnany Blows Up ObamaGate, Calls Out Media For Ignoring Flynn Unmasking - Then Exits Briefing Room Like a Boss (VIDEO)

Kayleigh McEnany Blows Up ObamaGate, Calls Out Media For Ignoring Flynn Unmasking - Then Exits Briefing Room Like a Boss (VIDEO)

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Found at Gorges Grouse

These are from Gorges Grouse Blog.

Seen in Kettleman City Today

These are the gas prices today in Kettleman City, Calif. I hear other places in the US are closer to a buck fifty. What are gas prices where you live?

CDC Says Ready to Reopen

CDC director says "that he believes states are “ready” to return to more normal operations, albeit with some key changes, including social distancing and contact tracing."

Bullshit. No distancing or tracing is required.  The left just cannot give up the modicum of control over the people they have achieved.   

Article Here

Gallant Governor Newsom is Still a Prick

Tulare County Calif. voted to reopen, in defiance of gallant governor newsoms edict to them to stay closed. 

In a fit of childishness, he says that the countys emergency funding is now in danger of being pulled. 

Read the article 'ere.

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Madera County is Open

I live in Madera County in California.  On the radio today it was announced that everything in our county is opening.  Dine in restaurants, retail stores, child care, and I guess just about everything.  

So I guess our county supervisors must have gotten permission from our overlord gallant governor newsom to reopen. Whooopti doo.  

I don't understand too awful much about all of this.  I think only about 20% of the population in any county is staying home.  I think the other 80% are socalled essential workers.  I drive up and down the valley daily and not too many people are staying home.  

What gets me is the bathrooms.  I stopped at a mcd's in kingsburg last month, I figured I would go in and use the john then go thru the drivethru, because dining room is closed. Well guess what?  The bathrooms are closed too. Everywhere I go the bathrooms are closed.  Except for some gas stations. Not all gas stations will let you use them, but most will. 

I stopped at a chevron for gas this afternoon.  Went to go inside and there was a sign on the door. It said, if you would like full service please let us know and we will pump the gas for you. When was the last time you been in a full service gas station.  For me it had to be in the early 1980's.

Small Virginia Elections Flip Blue Cities to Red! Change is Coming.

Health Worker, Not Snitch

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Don Williams - Sing Me Back Home (Official Video)

Did Anyone Hear This Guy Say This?? Or is This MadeUp?

Make Hand Sanitizer with Everclear

During this crazy as hell time we are living in, everyone seems to want hand sanitizer.  Lots of places are gearing up and making it. One of my customers is making it, but it smells like hell.

Homemade hand sanitizer is easily made with alcohol and aloe vera.  The CDC recommends hand sanitizer be at least 60% alcohol to be effective.  I make some by using 91% isopropyl alcohol. 6 oz of alcohol, 2 oz of aloe vera gel, mix thoroughly or the gel won't dissolve properly. It comes out to about 68% alcohol. 

Here is a youtube video where a guy is using Everclear which is 95% grain alcohol. The hand sanitizer part starts around 2:20. Be careful and don't smoke around it or you might kill more than the germs.

Supreme Court AGAIN Punts 10 2A Cases

Cotton--Social Distancing Way Back When

When I was in junior high school in northern Texas, in1964 or 65 or so, my dad worked on a small farm. I say small, it was about the size of all the farms in that area, maybe 5 or 6 hundred acres. Not like the megagiant farms in this day and age.

Mostly he grew cotton, and some maize, and in later years they grew soybeans.

When the cotton was ready to pick, my dad would hook up the cotton picker to the tractor, and hook up a large wire side trailer(funnily enough called a cotton trailer) to pull behind the picker.  The picker had a chute pointing back into the trailer, and as my dad drove the tractor and cotton picker down the rows, the cotton would be thrown back into the trailer.  The cotton would all pile up in one spot, and my job was to pitchfork the cotton into the back of the trailer, and then stomp it down so we could fit more cotton into the trailer.

I used to hate that job.  I remember several Christmas days my dad and I would be out most of the day picking cotton.  I also remember not getting paid for doing that work.  I was my dad's helper and I was expected to help him. So help him I did. But the man my dad worked for was quite generous in other respects, so I believe it all worked out.

Where social distancing comes into the equation is the fact that my dad and I were the only  persons around for several miles. He was on the tractor and I was in the trailer. Can't get too much more distant than that can you?

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Companion Planting

My youngest daughter has gotten into gardening.  I think in another life she might have been a farmer.

She sent a link, via email, to a companion planting guide from The Old Farmers Almanac. The article list numerous plants that can be used to protect other plants. 

I haven't gardened in quite a while, but I did plant marigolds around my veggies when I did garden.  They protect plants, but they also look good.

What a Couple of Buttholes

I have been surfing the net this morning.  One of the blogs I read, Bustednuckles, has a link on his sidebar to a blog called The Morb.  

On his site he has a couple of posts about a baseball player named Snell complaining he isn't going to  play unless he gets his full seven million dollars or something.

The source for that story is here.

The second story on The Morb is about someone named Tammy Lynn Michaels, who is an ex partner of someone named Melissa Etheridge. 
( I guess I am showing my ignorance, because I don't know who any of these people are.)

This woman claims she can't live on $23,000 month. When the two women were married she was apparently living on $128,000 month.  Hell, when I completely retire and lose my main source of income from my job, I may not have $23,000 a year to live on.

The source for this story is here.

I can't help but think, what a couple of buttholes these people are.

Can a DIY Air Purifier Work?

I found this over at Smart Air Filters. Hey, if I can save a few bucks by taping a filter to a fan, why not? Uncle Sam sure isn't giving me a break on taxes in this Covid Fiasco. And neither is gallant governor newsom.

I use a hepa type return air filter in my central a/c and heating unit, seems to help. 

How to Make a DIY Air Purifier

I'm on a quest to make a DIY air purifier. Step one was my research into how different filters work. Based on that, I concluded that a HEPA filter is all you really need to make an effective air purifier and fight particulate air pollution somewhere like China or India. Given the fact fancy air purifiers run for 8,000 RMB in Beijing, or 100,000 INR in Delhi and most people don't have that kind of money, I thought I'd try making my own DIY air purifier.

Atwater, Calif. Becomes a Sanctuary City from State Lockdown Orders

Atwater, Calif. is about a 45 minute drive from where I live in Madera, Calif.  They have voted to become a sanctuary city against state lockdown orders, and have told businesses the city will not enforce those orders. 

The story is found here.

California Cuts The Budget??

I hadn't heard this, this is news to me. Taken from KTLA5.

California’s budget cuts include canceling billions in climate change spending

Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference on May 12, 2020.
Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at a news conference on May 12, 2020.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget cuts include canceling billions of dollars in climate change spending, a blow to environmental advocates who look to the state as a stopgap for the Trump administration’s weakening of federal protections.

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Road Damage Due to Heat in Midwest----Updated

I have updated the link to go to a different page where you can find this article. Fox news is being assholish about reading their story. ...