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Have any of you heard about a looming shortage of diesel? This is news to me.

A shortage of diesel will be a pretty bad thing. The guy in the video says Love's and Pilots had  a prediction about 25% of their stores would be bone dry.

I don't know if this is an actual thing coming up, but I sure hope not.

Rotating My Gasoline Cans

 The last few weeks I have been doing a lot more driving than normal. Thus, I have occasion to rotate out my supply of gasoline I have stored.

I have seven 5 gallon cans I keep full. I add a product called Stabil which keeps the gas usable for a long time. I add 3 ounces per 5 gallons. 

I have another product I bought years ago that has enzymes in it to do the same job as stabil. But I have always been reluctant to use it.

The first can I rotated out was from sometime in 2019. I added that to my truck and then filled it up and had no problems with it at all. 

I have one more can to go, which is dated November of 2021. Then I will relax until about this time next year and start over again.

That is assuming I am still around next year. The way things are going around here I may take a drive to the Rockies and jump off a cliff.

Do I Have Enough Paper?


The Sweet Meteor of Death Will Not Hit Us This Weekend

  NASA warns asteroid larger than Empire State Building headed towards Earth this weekend

I don't know, but I think they missed the most common password of all

 The 25 most common passwords

I don't know about you guys, but I have never used any of the passwords they have listed. And I am about as common as they come.

I can tell you my most common password, which is derived from the unlimited amount of times the password generator has rejected my password as being too weak.


Rejected, not strong enough.




This is kind of scary

  Controlled Food System Is In Place And Accelerating

“Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world.” – Henry Kissinger

Start making your home energy independent

  Power Grid Operators Warn Of Potential Electricity Shortages Amid Transition To Clean Energy

Do you want to go back to being a country with no electricity? I sure as hell don't.

But the damn democrat environmentalist assholes are doing their level best to drag the whole former usofa into third world shithole status with their "sustainable renewable energy" crap.

The green weenies(back in the day that was the name of a plastic bass fishing worm here in central california) want solar panels and wind energy to be our primary methods of making electricity. Except those are unreliable at best, and don't work efficiently at worst. For centralized energy distribution that is. If you use those methods for your single family home, you will be miles ahead of your neighbors, who will want to come live with you during energy blackout periods.

If you want to help your family and yourself, you should immediately start investing in methods to generate your own electricity for your home and family. 

It really isn't that complicated of a thing to do. 



Not only were gas prices at the lowest level in decades, overall inflation was near 0%, stock prices were at record highs, unemployment was at a half-century low, shelves were stocked, crime was low, and no pointless wars were erupting around the world. All this despite the Covid plandemic. For all Trump’s faults, Americans simply didn’t realize how good they had it.

Is there some reason babies can't be breastfed?

 FDA Recall Leads to Baby Formula Shortage, Panics Parents Desperate to Feed Their Children

I am a little confused. Has this country come so far down the politically correct path that women can't figure out how to feed their kids?

I know government created this problem, and now they don't know how to or won't fix it. But why the hell are parents waiting on GOVERNMENT to take care of their children? Why don't they sit down or stand up and figure this problem out?

How many thousands of years has humanity been on this planet and fed all of those kids that were hungry? And in less than a hundred years we are brought to our knees by a lack of formula?

Afternoon Jokes

 Seargeant says to the private: Go out into those woods and flush out any enemy hiding there and run them to us.

Private says: Okay, but when you see a bunch of guys running out of the woods, don't shoot the one in front!

The banker fell overboard while riding with a friend on his boat. The friend grabbed a life preserver, but not knowing if the banker could swim, yelled Can you float alone? The banker yelled back: Of course I can! But this is a hell of a time to talk business!

Well Hell, I wonder what ole elon's gonna do about this?

 Ministry Of Truth Czar Nina Jankowicz Wants “Verified” People On Twitter To Be Able To Edit Tweets…Like Wikipedia

Boy, these people don't hide nothin anymore do they?

I mean, I think your tweet is disinformation and I feel like I could add some context to that.

Here is some context for you. Just let me squeeze my tummy a little harder. Okay, here it comes. No wait just a second. Here it comes for you. There's your context janikowiz.

After Roe, Here Are Seven More Precedents the Post-Trump Supreme Court Should Smash

  If Alito’s opinion is issued unchanged, it will represent the full reversal of one of the foundational decisions of the Warren and Burger Courts of the 60s and 70s. It is no exaggeration to say that the Supreme Court of those two decades created the modern left-wing hegemony we are currently groaning under.

This article is correct, there are quite a number of supreme court decisions that need to be reversed.

I am not certain that will happen with this supreme court. Roberts appears to make decisions based on feelings rather than on the law. Or maybe Chuck Schumer and Nasty Piglosi have some videos of him on his way to epsteins island. Who knows.

The comments on this story are longer than the story.

 A Very Sad Story

Can you believe this crap??

 Car owner who left Jeep at dealership gets sued after worker dies during oil change

I saw this story over at Irons in the Fire and I have much difficulty understanding this.

The lawyer for the family man killed says he can't sue the dealership, so he has to sue the cars owner. Bullshit. That is the same thing as someone suing a gun manufacturer. 

I don't understand why the dealership can't be sued. "He didn't know how to drive a stick, and he had no license," the attorney said.

So the employee was apparently incapable of driving a car, then why the hell was he allowed to drive a car? That sounds like negligence to me.

Good Morning


Good Evening


During the weeks ahead, we are going to witness an absolutely massive national temper tantrum.

 What Comes Next After Roe Is Overturned? Chaos On The Streets Of Washington Like We Have Never Seen Before…

Here is the way I look at it: Abortion is murder. Plain and simple.

How many laws do we have prohibiting murder?

I am not certain there is going to be as much chaos as the author of this article thinks there will be. 

Reason I say that is there are about two months before the decision is announced, and there will be one hell of a lot of arm twisting to get the "Correct" decision in that time. And that has already started.

And you know some of those scotus people are just wishywashy assholes. Won't take much to change their vote I'm thinkin.

Oh Jesus H Christ. Here we go again.

Tension Builds Outside Supreme Court After Leak Shows Roe May Be Overturned 

Oh for fucks sake. 

Some liberal law clerk leaked this memo simply to try and influence the outcome in the direction he/she wants. That's my opinion.

Ever heard of lawrence o'donnel. That dumbfuck was on rachel maddow and I saw a youtube video about that earlier. This dumb cocksucker flat out said that abortion is a constitutional right. How goddamn dumb you gotta be to say something that effing stupid? NOWHERE in the constitution does it even begin to address that.

And now you got protesters at scotus protesting something that hasn't even happened yet.

This country is lost. It will never ever be the great country it once was. The goddamn communist long game has apparently won. 

I will say we have one chance and one chance only to regain. And that is for all red minded people to grab a gun, all at the exact same time, and go out and kill every blue minded people. Every last one of them.

Trojan Condom Maker Cautions About Potential Recession Risk

Church & Dwight has raised prices on 80% of its products over the past year and plans more increases for fabric care and cat litter in July, but they haven’t been enough to stem rapidly rising costs.

Recession is not a good thing. 
This reminds me of the joke about the condom factory. The floor foreman comes rushing up to the boss yelling and screaming about the order he is holding in his hand. 
He says The Russians want a million of our largest condoms!!! Who the hell do they think they are? KingKong?
The boss says don't worry about it. When you package them up just label them small.

Is Ricky the owner?

Yes, You Own the Airspace Over Your Property

A link for you to read


This is a link to a short story I just finished reading. I think it applies to our situation here in the former usofa.

The story follows a few people as they transition from relatively good times thru the basic collapse of our country.

It is not an award winner by any stretch of the imagination, but I thought it occupied my time well and has made me think a little bit. 

I hope if you read it you enjoy it.

Bad Times Are Coming

 Is The U.S. Going To Transition From Stagflation Directly Into A Full-Blown Economic Depression?

Lots of articles I see and read have predictions of doom and gloom. Personally, I don't have the foggiest idea what is going to happen or not happen in the realm of finances.

But. I do know what my eyes see everyday. And right now my eyes are telling me that prices are starting to effing climb again.

This morning I had to go to fresno so I stopped at the valero gas station. I was going to get twenty bucks of gas for my beater truck, and while there I was gonna get a gas station burrito, for the extra gas of course. 

Well crap, burritos are zero. So I check out the pastry area and grab a small bag of chocolate donuts, 6 to the pack. You know, the small ones in plastic wrap. And I grabbed a small coffee also.

Before june of 2021 when I would stop into this store those 2 items would cost me about $3.30. Today they cost me $4.54. I just about shit a brick. And that woulda hurt.

Gas today cash price at that station is $5.39 gallon. Yesterday or maybe friday we drove by there and it was $5.19 gallon.

And today I'm reading that stocks are collapsing. Well shit, just when I thought I had my retirement finances nailed, this happens.

Anyway, stock up on beans bullets and bandaids. See Ya Tomorrow!

Good Morning


Your jokes for today

 A traffic police constable stopped a motor bike: "Idiots, stop. You four are riding on a single bike. Don't you know it is a serious offence?"

Youngsters: "Four? Good grief, where is the fifth?"

Here is an oldie but goodie:
Chicken Gun
Scientists at Rolls Royce built a gun specifically to launch dead chickens at the windshields of airliners and military jets all travelling at maximum velocity. The idea was to simulate the frequent incidents of collisions with airborne fowl to test the strength of the windshields.
American engineers heard about the gun and were eager to test it on the windshields of their new high speed trains. Arrangements were made, and a gun was sent to the American engineers.
When the gun was fired, the engineers stood shocked as the chicken hurled out of the barrel, crashed into the shatterproof shield, smashed it to smithereens, blasted through the control console, snapped the engineer's back-rest in two and embedded itself in the back wall of the cabin like an arrow shot from a bow..
The horrified engineers sent Rolls Royce the disastrous results of the experiment, along with the designs of the windshield and begged the British scientists for suggestions.
Rolls Royce responded with a one-line memo:
Defrost the chicken..

Well, what could go wrong here?

 Biden DHS creates new board to police ‘disinformation’

Who the flock do these assholes think they are? God almighty???

This new office is obviously going to target conservatives, socalled republicans, and anyone who disagrees with their narrative.

I hope like hell there is a redwave in november and then the asshole republicans will grow some balls and actually use that redwave to do some good for this country. For example stop everything slowjoe and cameltoe and pelosi are trying to do.

 Stolen from Xenophilic

3 for your day

 Fat free....

I stopped at a fast-food restaurant recently. I was fascinated by a sign which offered Fat-Free French Fries. I decided to give them a try.

I was dismayed when the clerk pulled a basket of fries from the fryer, which was dripping with fat. He filled a bag with these fries and put them in my order.

"Just a minute!" I said. "Those aren't fat-free."

"Yes, they are. We only charge for the potatoes . . . the fat is free!

Discount Grocery Store
My niece, Sue, plans to open a discount grocery store where everything expires in a week...
She's going to call it Best By...

Used Car

It was a small town and the patrolman was making his evening rounds As he was checking a used car lot, he came upon two little old ladies sitting in a used car. He stopped and asked them if they were stealing the car. They said "Heavens no, we bought it."
He said, "Then why don't you drive it away".
Each of the women said "We can't drive".
The officer momentarily shook his head and then asked "Then why did you buy it?"
They answered, "We were told if we bought a car here, we'd get screwed, so we are just waiting.

Is this something to give a crap over?

 BREAKING: IT’S OFFICIAL! TWITTER IS SOLD! Twitter Shares Halted Pending News of Sale – Company Sold to Elon Musk for $44 Billion

I don't use twitter and never will. I hope for those who give a shit about it that musk does what he says and makes the platform back into one that values free speech.

I figure this blog gives me all the platform I need to spew whatever I need to. At least until bloggger shuts me down.

I don't think there is a conspiracy going on

 A List Of 16 Major Fires That Have Occurred At Key Food Industry Facilities In The U.S. Since The Start Of 2022

Unlike some, I don't think there is anything nefarious going on here.

I mean, things happen. One of the items listed causing a fire is a boiler explosion. I used to work on boilers and I am here to tell you they can be easy to fuck up and cause to explode. I was personally involved in two boiler explosions, neither of which was my fault. But sometimes things just happen.

How many food production facilities are there in the usofa? And think about all of the competent?? people running them and the feasibility of a fire happening.

And once again, fires happen in industrial settings all the time. Maybe the media is just concentrating on food facilities at this time.

Garlic festival will be a thing of the past

 Gilroy Garlic Festival canceled indefinitely

This is a shame. Not because I want to go to the festival, but because it is an ending of sorts. A change if you will.

The Garlic Festival has been a fixture in California for a long damn time. The article says 42 years, but I think it is longer.

Garlic ice cream, garlic jelly, hell they might've even had garlic possum guts for all I know. The couple of times my wife and I went they had every garlic concoction known to man and a few known by space aliens.


 I have been trying to find some fertilizer for veggies in something larger than a 1, 2 or 5 lb bag. There is a Tractor Supply close by so I looked on their website and found they had general purpose 10-10-10 fertilizer  in 40lb bags. 

So I called my local store and found out they did not have any.

Back to the website, and saw they had a shopping cart so I went to order online and have it delivered to the store. Holy crapanitley. I selected 4 bags at $18 each and hit go to checkout. Bill came out about $193. I just about shit a brick.

4 bags is about $72, but they wanted $115 for shipping. No thank you.

I have looked other places and I cannot find fertilizer in bags larger than 5 lbs except online. 

So I guess a crapload of small baggies is in my future. Hear that nsa, I said small baggies.

Does adding more ethanol to fuel damage the engine more?

 U.S. considers adding more ethanol to gasoline to lower pump price -sources

Will more ethanol in gasoline damage the seals in the engine? 

Ethanol in gas to lower the prices? Not gonna lower the price enough to purchase a can of veggies. Not to mention it gets less miles per gallon so you gonna wind up purchasing more fuel in the longrun.

Farmers are gonna sell the corn to ethanol producers. There goes the food supply to cattle that we all love to eat. 

Here's  an idea. How about if you government types quit screwing around with things like gasoline and just let us people decide what we want to do? Because if you continue screwing things up we the people just might decide to buy some more rope and hang your sorry asses.

Don't know if this is a joke or the truth.

 Guns – Good Question, Better Answer!

For those that don't know him, Major General Peter Cosgrove is an Australian General.
General Cosgrove was interviewed on the radio recently.
Read his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.
Regardless of how you feel about gun laws, you have to love this!
This is one of the best comeback lines of all time.
This is a portion of an ABC radio interview between a female broadcaster and General Cosgrove who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military Headquarters.

So, General Cosgrove, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The broadcast went silent for 46 seconds and when it returned, the interview was over.

Well Hell, what could possibly go wrong????

 2.4 Billion GE Mosquitoes to Be Released in US, Despite Uncertainties

Despite uncertainties???

Well hell that just warms the little cockerels of my heart.

The project has raised concerns of environmental and ecological damage, along with unknown impact on human health. 

Slow joe and the asshoes are slowly manipulating us to move to electric vehicles, but where they gonna get the batteries from?

 Looming Electric Vehicle Battery Shortage Could Last Decades, Rivian CEO Warns

With all the lockdowns shortages of everything is now the new norm. Looks like batteries is gonna be one of the shortages.

The lockdown didn't cause the shortage of brains though, that was caused by being registered democrat.


How long do you think this will last?

 TSA, United, Alaska, Delta, American Airlines Drop All Mask Requirements After Federal Judge Declares Biden’s Mandate Unlawful

I would like to think this is permanent but I don't.

I think either this summer or immediately after the november elections these assholes are gonna try to do this crap all over again.

They are looking at china lockdowns as a pilot program and wondering how to implement that over here.

Bossy fossi ain't done by a long shot.

At this rate the 2036 primaries will be over before anyone goes to jail

 Five Witnesses Connected to Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Invoked the Fifth Amendment and Refused to Cooperate with Durham

Seems to me that when that happens in something as important as this is then you get about 5000 investigators going into their personal and political life and get some answers.

My sentiments exactly

 I found this over at Grouchy Old Cripple

I completely forgot today was tax day until I stopped by his site and read his take on it. Which is below. I thought it appropriate enough to share with you guys.

Tax Day

So Tax Day has come and gone. I spent Easter with my sister and had to hear her piss and moan about having to send the gummint a bunch of money. If only more people would piss and moan about that. Then we could get rid of the RINOs and Dimocrats and restore some fiscal sanity to gummint spending.

Back when Neal Boortz was still on the air, every Tax Day, he would challenge his listeners to ask friends, relatives, and coworkers how much they had to pay in taxes. Of course the answer would be, “I didn’t pay anything. I got money back.”

That’s the scam that is withholding. You overpay the gummint in taxes and then they send you some of your money and you think it’s a gift. You’ve just given the gummint an interest free loan.

Since I’m a SRF© and get a lot of my income from investments, I have no withholding other than my pension and my 401-K withdrawal. So, I have to pay quarterly estimated taxes. I usually am able to get it pretty close so I wind up owing the gummint a few hundred dollars on Tax Day. If you owe too much they penalize you.

I would like to see withholding abolished and move Tax Day to election day. I would like to see how the election would turn out if all taxpayers had to write a check to the gummint before they went to vote. Remember, the Republicans are in on this scam as well. They have no problem passing huge spending bills. Look at the Bush 43 days. That’s why the RINOs were against the Tea Party.

I’m dreaming. None of that will happen. Both parties will continue to spend us into oblivion.

We’re doomed!

Deep thought for today.


Railroad Mandated Shipping Reductions

 US Rail Carriers Are Cutting Fertilizer, Grain, Coal Shipments

Looks like more victims of this stupid covid lockdown bullshit. 

Apparently staffing issues may be causing some of this. And what is causing staffing issues? Probly the damn govmint paying people to sit on their asses.

What do you think will happen if farmers can't get their fertilizers for the farm veggies and stuff they grow and sell to us? They can eventually revert to 1800's technology of composting, manure spreading etc. but not largescale enough to make the same kind of output. And it won't help right now.

More and more and more it looks to me like this whole covid thing has been engineered to bring america to its knees and maybe even the whole world.

And I think they are winning.


Gas Misery Index

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in January 2021 the national average price per gallon of gasoline was $2.33. Compared to today’s national average price of $4.24, Americans are spending $1,003.00 more a year on gasoline today than when President Joe Biden first entered office. 

I am not paying extra for gas because I retired last june and my wife and I hardly go anywhere now.

But. If I was still working I would be paying lots extra. Or the company that I was working for would be that is.

When I was working, my job was to travel between customers and check things out. On most days I would fill my tank once, maybe every other day. But on my longest trips I would fill up twice per day. 

And with the price of gas at over five bucks per gallon that's gotta add up.

I wonder if the socalled 81 million voters have let this shit into their heads yet?


GOP Withdraws From ‘Biased’ Commission Running Presidential Debates

 Better Too Late Than Never I Guess

I don't know what they think they are accomplishing at this late date.

Any republican candidate for president now should absolutely refuse all debates.  Fuck em if they can't take a joke.

Friday Funnies

 Not a single person asked if I could run fast in my new shoes today...

Being an adult is stupid.

My son....
A young punk gets on the cross town bus. He's got spiked, multicolored hair that's green, purple & orange. His clothing is a tattered mix of leather rags. His legs are bare and he's without shoes. His entire face and body are riddled with pierced jewelry and his earrings are big, bright red, yellow and green feathers. He sits down in the only vacant seat, directly across from an old man who just glares at him for the next ten miles.

Finally the punk gets self-conscious and yells at the old man, "What are you looking at you old fart! Didn't you do anything wild when you were young?"

Without missing a beat the old man replied, "Yeah. Back when I was very young and in the Navy, I got really drunk in Singapore & had sex with a parrot. I thought you might be my son."


A strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in a feat of strength. He made a special case of making fun of Morris, one of the older workers.

After several minutes, Morris had had enough. "Why don't you put your money where your mouth is?" he said: "I will bet a week's wages that I can haul something in a wheelbarrow over to that outbuilding that you won't be able to wheel back."

"You're on, old man," the braggart replied: "It's a bet! Let's see what you got."

Morris reached out and grabbed the wheelbarrow by the handles. Then, nodding to the young man, he said, "All right. Get in."

Well this is going to piss some people off.

 Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt Signs Bill into law Making Abortion at All Stages a Felony

I have never understood why a bill of this nature is even required. Abortion is murder, and murder is against the law already.

Anyway, I imagine a whole bunch of lawsuits are going to be filed post haste and this may even be reported on network news.