Certified Water Technologist #63

Certified Water Technologist #63
Vern's Stories fredhorn37@gmail.com



Best Joke Ever

 Bob, a lawyer, was driving home over the Golden Gate Bridge after spending a great day on the ocean fishing. His catch, cleaned and filleted, was wrapped in newspaper on the passenger-side floor. He was late getting home and was speeding... Wouldn't you know that a cop jumped out, radar gun in hand, and motioned him to the side of the bridge. Bob pulled over like a good citizen.

The cop walked up to the window and said, "You know how fast you were going, boy?"
Bob thought for a second and said, "Uh, 60?"
"67 miles per hour, son! 67 miles per hour in a 55 zone!" said the cop.
"But if you already knew, officer," replied Bob, "why did you ask me?"

Fuming over Bob's answer, the officer growled and said in his sarcastic fashion, "That's speeding, and you're getting a ticket and a fine!"
The cop took a good close look at Bob in his stained fishing attire and said, "You don't even look like you have a job! Why, I've never seen anyone so scruffy in my entire life!"
Bob answered, "I've got a job! I have a good, well-paying job!"

The cop leaned in the window, smelling Bob's fish, and said, "What kind of job would a bum like you have?"
"I'm a rectum stretcher!" replied Bob.
"What did you say, boy?" asked the patrolman.
"I'm a rectum stretcher!"
The cop, scratching his head, asked, "What does a rectum stretcher do?"
Bob explained, "People call me up and say they need to be stretched, so I go over to their house. I start with a couple of fingers, then a couple more, then one whole hand, and then two. Then I slowly pull them farther and farther apart until it's a full six feet across."

The cop, absorbed with these bizarre images in his mind, asked, "What the hell do you do with a six-foot assh*le?"
Bob said, "You give him a radar gun and place him by a bridge!"

A Rant for Today

 Some of the more sane states are finally reopening. About time isn't it?

I don't exactly know what i am trying to get across in this post.

An election was stolen in november, the entire country has been locked down, covid has an almost 100% chance of you not dying from it.  And yes i know it is a very bad disease. What disease isn't very bad? And yes i know hospitals have been overloaded(supposedly). 

But what happened to the flu, and the common cold. Supposedly the occurences of those went down because of masking, washing your hands, sanitizing, staying at home, lockdowns, etc. Bullshit. Why didn't covid go down because of that? Answer, everyone is being diagnosed with covid who had common flu or cold.

Stolen election. The courts are not hearing the cases because of lack of standing. Bullshit. EVERY citizen has standing in this. If the PRESIDENT doesn't have standing then who the fuck does?

Election offices are throwing out court cases in Michigan.Antrim County Clerk Dismisses Election Fraud Case How the hell does she have the authority to do that? She doesn't the court reinstated it.

Big tech is censoring conservatives right and left.Poll: Majority of voters believe Big Tech censored political views they 'don't like' Who in government is standing up and stopping that. No one. Why in the hell do we have government anymore? Better off just everyone fighting their own battles and kicking their neighbors ass when they have a dispute. Government should help control the chaos of traffic, maybe the chaos of sanitation. Not a lot more government needs to do for us.

Lets disband all government, including police, but expecially all elected representatives and senators. They don't live under the same laws we do anyway. Screw them, let them suffer the consequences of their actions for a change instead of us.

As i said i don't know what i wish to get across today, i am simply irritated about everything right now. Especially my retirement. 

March 31 is my last full day at work. But. I let the sunzabitches talk me into working part time about 4 days a month. And right now my panties are twisted up tight and getting tighter. Problem is they don't have a replacement for me, and i don't want my customers to have problems because of that. So. My fault for wanting a "peaceful transition of power" kinda like when kammietoe will transition to pres. in place of short bus joe, isn't it.

Speaking of that, did you see where they cut shortbus joe's video feed when he said "i will take some questions now if that's what i am supposed to do?"

Well, thats all for now. I think i have whined enough to make a full barrel of whine. See you later.


 I just now watched a movie on youtube called The Big Country. It stars Gregory Peck and Charlton Heston, Burl Ives plays a bad guy, and Chuck Connors plays his badguy son.

It is a western. If you like westerns, i recommend this one. It isn't an academy award winner as far as i know, and Burl Ives doesn't sing, but it is entertaining. A bit long at almost 3 hours, and it does have several ads in it.

Here is a link:  The Big Country

It's Hard to Be Humble---Dedicated to Old Fogeys Everywhere

Memes for Today



Here are some pics of some almond trees around this area.


Covid Math

 I was reading The Feral Irishman. He has a post up talking about covid math and % of people testing positive and deaths and so forth. His math conclusion is 95% of his state of New Hampshire has not tested positive for the covid and you have a 99.92% chance of not dying. And thats without a damn vaccine.

So i am trying to emulate his covid math and i looked up some numbers for calif.

Population                  39,613,500                                                            Number of deaths       53,083

So. 53,083/39,613,500====0.00134x100====0.134%

So 0.134% of our population has died from covid, which makes your chances of not dying 99.866%.

Can ANYBODY explain why the goddamnfuckingsonofabitchhell we are still locked down? Anybody? Bueller?  

California COVID-19 Statistics

Remember These?


Marjorie Taylor Greene

 “As Uselesss as Joe Biden” – EPIC! Marjorie Taylor Greene Sports a New Face Mask on House Floor

Short Bus Joe is a Super Spreader

 Joe Biden says GOP governors in Texas and Mississippi relaxing pandemic restrictions are engaging in “Neanderthal thinking.” So what does that make Joe Biden as he releases COVID positive migrants into the U.S. interior? And what kind of leader of a nation would do that to their own people? Would Biden have received any votes if he campaigned on welcoming and releasing COVID positive migrants into the U.S. without quarantining them first?

Super-Spreader Joe Biden Is Releasing COVID Positive Migrants into US Interior


My wife and i sitting at the table eating supper.  I start texting Number 2 grandson who is in Anchorage. He said it is negative 6 there.

Texting back and forth. My wife says ask him if he received his snack box yet. I look confused i guess cause she had to explain to me she had my daughter, his mom, order and send to him a box of snacks.

So i text and ask him that. And wait. And wait. So i leave the table and come back to my computer, watching a Scanner Danner youtube video on finding an open circuit in a car wiring harness.

About 20 minutes later he texts back and says the post office closes at 5, it is 5:30 his time, he will check tomorrow for it.

So i say okay. Yell at the wife, he said he would check for the box tomorrow.

She turns volume down on her ipad, What did you say? I yell at her again, he said he would check for the box tomorrow?

Her reply?  What box?

The right to repair movement

Romney gets knocked out---Didn't a similar thing happen to Harry Reid?


California set to ban all ag burning by 2025

 This is about a stupid thing to do. How the hell are we supposed to get rid of ag waste if it isn't burned? 

The article says composting, chipping and  biomass plants. Okay, composting can handle a very small amount.

Chipping is going to be really expensive, and what do you do with the chips.

Biomass plants. That is a good use for all the ag waste. Make electricity with it by burning it. But wait, calif has shut down all the biomass plants. Because environment.

So what will the farmers do now?

California set to ban all ag burning by 2025

About Time---Who's Next?

Mississippi Ends Mask Mandates, Allows Businesses To Return To Operating At Full Capacity Starting Tomorrow 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Ends Mandatory Mask Mandate: ‘Time To Open Texas 100%’

Midafternoon Music for you

Texas Governor Abbott terminates mask mandate, opens all businesses


President Trump and Republicans

 CPAC's unmistakable message: Democrats to face Trump in 2024, whether he’s on ticket or not


Give Me One Reason to Go to Work

 I will give you that reason. Ammo ain't cheap, and it ain't free.

But here in the communist state of california, it can't be bought without a background check, so i quit buying it. For now. I think that is still going thru the court.

Another thing still going thru the court system is our ban on magazines above 10 rounds.

I think last august a 3 judge panel stopped the ban on high capacity magazines, but now an 11 judge panel from the 9th circus of appeals will review it, en banc. 

I think whatever the verdict in this is, it will wind up in the Supreme Court of the Untied States.  Untied is spelled correctly. Assuming the scotus takes the case, and there is no certainty in that, the ban on magazines is still very much up in the air.

U.S. court to reconsider California ban on high-capacity magazines

Some Jokes

 Two archeologists, exploring a remote mountain in Tibet came across a huge granite statue which resembled a sitting man. It stood almost 400 foot tall, and its bodily details were accurate down to the fingernails and teeth.

"It looks real enough to talk," says one.
"Lets try," says the other and turning to the statue he asks it its name.
No answer.
"How old are you?"
No answer.
Finally. one shouts out, "What is the square root of 64?"
Suddenly, the mountain shakes as the giant statue rises onto its feet and puts its hand on its chin. Then after about ten seconds, the statue answers in a roaring voice, "Eight."

"Of course!" says the scientist, "... It only stands to reason."

I think there's something wrong with my girlfriend.
She's hallucinating.
She keeps telling me she's seeing other people.

One day Joe Biden was out jogging -- and accidentally
fell from a bridge into a very cold river.

Three boys, playing along the river, saw the accident.

Without a second thought, before the secret service quit laughing, they jumped in the water and

dragged the wet president out of the river.

After cleaning up he said, "Boys, you saved the President of

the United States today. You deserve a reward. You name it,

I'll give it to you."

The first boy said, "Please, I'd like a ticket to


"I'll personally hand it to you," said Slow Joe.

"I'd like a pair of Nike Air Turbos," the second boy said.

"I'll buy them myself and give them to you," said the

grateful defender of the Western Hemisphere.

"And I'd like a wheelchair with a stereo in it," said the

third boy.

"I'll personally ... wait a second, son, you're not


"No -- but I will be when my father finds out whom I saved

from drowning."

Evening Music From Some Older Gentlemen


Found over at Free North Carolina 

Indoor Heating During Power Outage

Buddy Heater Run Time | 1-lb & 20-lb Tanks

 How would you heat your home in the event of a power outage?

Our friends in Texas and the rest of the plains and points east found out last week when they had their unfortunate occurrence.

Here at my place we have a fireplace, with a wood stove insert. I have lots of wood for burning. My only problem at the moment is i don't have enough kindling. I can always make kindling. 

At my old house, we had a wall furnace. That unit does not require grid electricity to operate. It uses a millivolt generator to operate the gas valve. So if electricity goes out, the wall furnace will continue providing heat as long as natural gas still flows. 

There are propane heater units available to purchase which can "safely" be used indoors. Safely is in quotes because all combustion produces gases which are non breathable, and you can easily die when using these heating devices.

These units have a sensor on them that shuts fuel  off when low oxygen levels are detected. When using these units for heating, or any other combustion device, open a window slightly to allow for fresh air entry.

When i was a kid growing up in northern Texas, our heat came from a unit that had propane supplied to it thru a rubber hose attached to a valve coming out of the wall. Light the heater with a match and you got open flame heating right there. Usually had one in the front room only. My dad was always worried about asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide, so he always made certain a window was slightly open.

So, if power and natural gas goes out, how do you keep warm? Maybe some intramural activity under the covers? Hmm?

Durham Fades into the Sunset, Just Like His FBI Report

 In what has to be one of the oddest if not most mysterious recent tenures under the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney John Durham has announced he's leaving his U.S. Attorney post, effective midnight Sunday.

Crop dusted a cop....


 Two guys were walking in the woods one day, and they all of a sudden came across a bear. The bear noticed them, and started growling and generally getting really mean.

The bear started to chase one of the guys, who, as it turns out, was from Czechoslovakia. The bear soon caught up with him, and ate him alive. The other guy turned around and ran for his life.
A little while later, the second guy found a park ranger station and told his story. The ranger took his gun, and they both went out in search of the bear, in order to destroy it.
Soon, they came across two bears, one male, and one female. The ranger turned to the other guy and said: "Quick... tell me which bear ate your friend!" The ranger levelled his gun and got ready to shoot.
"I'm not really sure," said the other guy, "they both look similar."
"QUICK! Make up your mind!" said the ranger.
"O.K.," said the other, "it was the male."
The ranger promptly aimed and shot the female bear. The male ran off. Using his knife, the ranger cut open the belly of the female and found the body of the other man.
"But why didn't you shoot the male when I thought it was the male who ate my friend?" the other man asked.
"Well," said the ranger...
"I never trust anyone who says that the Czech's in the male!"

A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?"
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "No, I won't sleep with you tonight!" Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table.
After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."
To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, "What do you mean $200?"

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a Fighter


Biden Can't Deliver the SOTU??

 What a bunch of PURE BULLSHIT!

Now slow joe can't deliver the state of the union address? What are these people afraid of? You betcha red rider, it's the fact that if slow joe tries to get in front of congress for an hour and a half speech the WHOLE GODDAMN WORLD will know the stupid sonofabitch has no cognitive abilities left.

I mean, the damn democrats are already trying to take away the nuclear football from this idiot asshole. But who the hell will get the damn thing? Kammy Toe?


Oh, Pretty Woman---Some Evening Music

Did You Know Any of These Systems Were Down?

 Fed Systems Begin Coming Back Online After Major Service Outages

Freddy Cannon Tallahassee Lassie--Some Evening Music

Asshole Newsom Trying to Prevent his Recall

Newsom signs stimulus package that includes $600 payments to 5.7 million people in California


 In the Pacific near the end of World War II, there was a flag raised above the island of Iwo Jima. The photo of this flag raising has been seen by millions upon millions of people, and is one of the best known photos ever.

This iconic photo was and will always be a reminder of what our great nation was . . . and can be again. It represents duty, courage, honor, and above all loyalty.


 Did the democrats just figure out Joe Biden is mentally compromised? A group of House democrats are demanding that the illegitimate president hand over sole authority to launch nuclear weapons. If Crazy Joe can’t be trusted with nukes, he certainly has no business being President of the United States. I have a feeling this is step #1 in removing him from office and installing real socialist/phony human Kamala Harris.

Michigans Fuel

 Whitmer signs executive order to ensure adequate propane distribution

Texas Power Outage

 From Woodsterman



When I was a kid growing up in the panhandle of Texas, windmills were all over the place. The first 2 houses i can remember living in used windmills to pump water into a very large tank which was elevated in the air about 20 feet. 

This tank was open at the top. All sorts of bugs, leaves, sticks, you name it was in this water. But, this is where the water we drank and used for other purposes came from. And look at me, I am not the least bit deranged from drinking this water.

Repairing windmills was a pretty good business in the area i grew up in. In the town i lived in was a guy we called Windmill Johnson. He was the repair guy for our area. I had a cousin, Jerry Miller, who was a windmill repairman. The last time i saw him was probably 30 years ago, he was still going strong.

But anyway. I seem to recall that before many of the plains farmers and farmers from other states had access to centralized electricity, they used dc power on their farms. Which was generated by windmills. I think. But I could not find an article to post here about that.

This is an Oldie but a Real Goodie!


Chili taster named Frank

For those of you who have lived in Texas, you know how TRUE this is! They actually have a chili cook off about the time the rodeo comes to town. It takes up a major portion of the parking lot at the Astrodome!

Grab a tissue, this is hilarious.

Notes From An Inexperienced Chili Taster Named FRANK, who was visiting Texas from the East Coast: "Recently I was honored to be selected as a judge at a chili cook-off. The original person called in sick at the last moment and I happened to be standing there at the judge's table asking directions to the beer wagon when the call came. I was assured by the other two judges (Native Texans) that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy, and besides, they told me I could have free beer during the tasting, so I accepted. Here are the scorecards from the event:

Chili # 1: Mike's Maniac Mobster Monster Chili

JUDGE ONE: A little too heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.

JUDGE TWO: Nice, smooth tomato flavor. Very mild.

FRANK: Holy COW, what the hell is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway. Took me two beers to put the flames out. I hope that's the worst one. These Texans are crazy.

Chili # 2: Arthur's Afterburner Chili

JUDGE ONE: Smoky, with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.

JUDGE TWO: Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.

FRANK: Keep this out of reach of children! I'm not sure what I am supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. They had to rush in more beer when they saw the look on my face.

Chili # 3: Fred's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili

JUDGE ONE: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.

JUDGE TWO: A beanless chili, a bit salty, good use of red peppers.

FRANK: Call the EPA, I've located a uranium spill. My nose feels like I have been snorting Drano. Everyone knows the routine by now, get me more beer before I ignite. The Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my chest. I'm getting WASTED from all the beer.

Chili # 4: Bubba's Black Magic

JUDGE ONE: Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.

JUDGE TWO: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.

FRANK: I felt something scraping across my tongue, but was unable to taste it, is it possible to burn-out taste buds? Sally, the barmaid, was standing behind me with fresh refills; that 300 lb. BITTY is starting to look HOT, just like this nuclear waste I'm eating. Is chili an aphrodisiac?

Chili # 5: Linda's Legal Lip Remover

JUDGE ONE: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground, adding considerable kick. Very impressive.

JUDGE TWO: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the cayenne peppers make a strong statement.

FRANK: My ears are ringing, sweat is pouring off my forehead and I can no longer focus my eyes. I farted and four people behind me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed offended when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue from bleeding by pouring beer directly on it from a pitcher. I wonder if I'm burning my lips off? It really MAKES ME MAD that the other judges asked me to stop screaming. Screw those rednecks!

Chili # 6: Vera's Very Vegetarian Variety

JUDGE ONE: Thin yet bold vegetarian variety chili. Good balance of spice and peppers.

JUDGE TWO: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.

FRANK: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous, Sulfuric flames. I POOPED IN MY PANTS when I farted and I'm worried it will eat through the chair. No one seems inclined to stand behind me except that WENCH Sally, she must be kinkier than I thought. Can't feel my lips anymore. I need to wipe my BUTT with a snow cone!

Chili # 7: Susan's Screaming Sensation Chili

JUDGE ONE: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.

JUDGE TWO: Ho Hum, tastes as if the chef literally threw in a can of chili peppers at the last moment. I should note that I am worried about Judge Number 3. He appears to be in a bit of distress as he is cursing uncontrollably.

FRANK: You could put a grenade in my mouth, pull the pin, and I wouldn't feel a damn thing. I've lost the sight in one eye, and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My shirt is covered with chili which slid unnoticed out of my mouth. My pants are full of lava-like POOP to match my damn shirt. At least during the autopsy they'll know what killed me. I've decided to stop breathing, it's too painful. Screw it, I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air, I'll just suck it in through the 4-inch hole in my stomach.

Chili # 8: Helen's Mount Saint Chili

JUDGE ONE: A perfect ending, this is a nice blend chili, safe for all, not too bold but spicy enough to declare its existence.

JUDGE TWO: This final entry is a good, balanced chili, neither mild nor hot. Sorry to see that most of it was lost when Judge Number 3 passed out, fell over and pulled the chili pot down on top of himself. Not sure if he's going to make it. Poor Yank, wonder how he'd have reacted to a really hot chili?

FRANK: --------------(editor's note: Judge #3 was unable to report)

Asshole Biden Retaliates Against Texans

 Joe Biden’s Dept. of Energy Blocked Texas from Increasing Power Ahead of Killer Storm

This did not make any headlines by the leftist media.

 Joe Biden hates America. Joe Biden hates Americans. Why else would he push his leftist bullshit?

Ignored by Media: Dirtbag Joe Biden Says US Veterans and Former Police Officers Are Fueling White Supremacism in America

Spend the Night at The Silence of the Lambs House

 Tour the 'Silence of the Lambs' home -- and spend the night

February 20, 2021 An Insider Explains Why Texans Lost Their Power

Texans flirted with disaster this week with the cold being as much as it was. I hope someone somewhere has figured out what happened and how to prevent it happening ever again

Jokes for Today

 Hired a handy man and gave him a list. When I got home, only items #1, 3, & 5 were done.

Turns out, he only does odd jobs.

What do you call a fly buzzing inside a democrats head?
A space invader.

Good news, the Lego store has reopened...
People are lined up for blocks!

A photographer for a national magazine was assigned to take pictures of a great forest fire. He was advised that a small plane would be waiting to fly him over the fire.
The photographer arrived at the airstrip just an hour before sundown. Sure enough, a small Cessna airplane was waiting. He jumped in with his equipment and shouted, "Let's go!" The tense man sitting in the pilot's seat swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air, though flying erratically.
"Fly over the north side of the fire," said the photographer, "And make several low-level passes."
"Why?" asked the nervous pilot.
"Because I'm going to take pictures!" yelled the photographer. "I'm a photographer, and photographers take pictures!"
The pilot replied, "You mean you're not the flight instructor?"

What is Up With Texans Electricity? Prices!

  ‘People Are Greedy’: The Absurd Electric Bills Slamming Texans

Did your brain age well? - If you score a 10 you have a young brain

China Has Access to our Power Grid

 EXCLUSIVE: Biden’s Insane Executive Order on Climate Change Gave China Access to the US Grid – Suddenly There’s an Energy Crisis In Texas – Any Relationship?

I Bet the Residents of Colorado City, Texas Didn't Expect This

 A small town mayor in Texas has pissed off a lot of people when he told people to get off their ass and fend for themselves.

I don't know what prompted him to do that, but i hope he has enough savings to live for a while. He has resigned as mayor and apparently his wife has been fired from her job because of his remarks.

The people who are truly in need deserve our help. But as he said, the lazy ass people who were brought up to depend on government need to start taking care of themselves.

Texas mayor resigns after telling residents desperate for power and heat "only the strong will survive"

Motorcycle group visits girl's lemonade stand to thank her mom for savin...

Lottery Win is Very Lucky

 Low-fuel indicator leads North Carolina man to $10M lottery jackpot


 A doctor, an engineer, and a politician were arguing as to which profession was older.

"Well," argued the doctor, "without a physician mankind could not have survived, so I am sure that mine is the oldest profession."

"No," said the engneer, "before life began there was complete chaos, and it took an engineer to create some semblance of order from this chaos. So engineering is older."

"But," chirped the triumphant politician, "who created the chaos?"

Regarding the oldest profession, many believe prostitution is the oldest. But i disagree. The prostitute had to make the sale first, so i say a salesman is the oldest profession.

My wife asked me today if I had seen the dog bowl...
I said I didn’t know he could!


Calif. Congressman David Valadao Voted to Impeach

 Republican congressman david valadao voted to impeach President Trump. Every person who helped him win re-election is livid. Talk show host Trevor Carey had an interview with him where valadao said he knew he was going to catch flack for his vote, but he voted his conscience. 

Well, he will not be reelected. Asshole.

The calif. republican convention is this weekend. The talk show host Carey interviewed a couple of the republican delegates. One of them is challenging the current chairman of the party for election. He said that an amendment has been presented to censure valadao, but the current chairman is not allowing it to go to committee. He said that no vote will be taken for this censure. Have to wait until monday to find out i guess.

He also said the current chairman of the party was trying to do a sneaky end run on the delegates. They want to be able to vote on a person they will support to run against asshole newsom in the recall election here in calif.

But i guess this lady is trying to sneak language into something so that the delegates don't get to vote on this, but that SHE will be the one to select who the party supports. And if you don't like it, just suck it up buttercup.

California GOP delegates seek to censure David Valadao for voting to impeach Trump

Consumer Price Index

 My daughter sent me this pic of the December consumer price index:

She said she thought this food price inflation is already happening, and i think i agree with her. Seems like every time i go to the store, prices are increasing. 

Are you seeing increased prices in your area?

Gun Story---Civilians Help Save Police Officer

Thank you to Reader Joe for the link.

Over in Las Vegas last week, a man was shot 14 times. What is important here is the officer that shot him only fired 9 times is what i read in a story.

So that leaves 5 shots in the suspect that were not fired by the police officer. Where did those 5 shots come from? 

The video shows 4 civilians out there, but it looks like only 3 of them had firearms out. So 3 civilians shooting, 5 shots hit. The number of shots fired by the civilians is not known, at least by me.

Here in california i believe those civilians would be in the electric chair by now. Over in nevada i am not sure what, if anything, will happen to them.

If the good lord is watching, they will all not be charged with anything. And thats as it should be. 

Here is a link with video of the occurrence:

Vegas Man Shot 14 Times Outside a Vegas Gun Range

Are you now, or have you ever been,in Cahoots?

 Cahoots is a strange word isn't it? The two were in cahoots with each other.

What the heck does it mean? I dunno. Here is what merriam webster online dictionary says: 

Definition of cahoot

PARTNERSHIPLEAGUE usually used in pluralthey're in cahootsHe was robbed by a man who was in cahoots with the bartender.Not much of a definition, is it? 
“I ha’nt read newspapers for nothing–Gin’ral Government and the ministration are going in cahoot to undermine and overrule the undertakings of the free People of Georgia.”

Lonesome Dove- I'm an American

Power Outage Map

 As usual i am awake at 2:45 am. Surfing the blogs, checked out a site called Splendid Isolation where I found a link to a power outage map of the entire FUSA. 

When you go to the link click on your state and it will list the power providers and how many customers are out of power at that time.

Here is the link:

Power Outage US

At the present time, the only states that have more than 100,000 customers out of power are Texas and Oregon.

MISO: What We Do and How We Do It---Electric Grid Operators

Map of Electricity Grid


I Thought Parler was a Free Speech Platform

  Platform Parler Bans Milo Yiannopoulos — UPDATE: Milo Reinstated

Today is National Almond Day

 Today is National Almond Day. 

Almonds are an extremely large amount of the crops grown here in central california. I don't know how much of our economy the almond crop is, but i can guarantee you, if we lost almonds as a source of revenue, this part of the country would be fu-quaid.

I asked my wife to do some research for me on almonds. She found that almonds are actually not a nut, but a fruit. Upon doing further research, she found they are something called a drupe.

I have a customer who processes almonds. And I am telling you, they process a few million tons of almonds annually.

Almost of the almonds grown in the former united states are grown here in central california.

Here is a link:

National Almond Day – February 16, 2021