Teh Squeaky Wheel
Um, whatever Paddy says about Thursdays, Wheelizens. 😉
Apparently Pluto really isn’t a planet; who knew? Another good one, Mac; thanks again for your daily diligence in posting threads. If I were a “hat person”, I’d tip mine to you.
Pretty stunned to read about the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks; just awful.
(I fervently hope neither Jim teh Roofer’s nor his girlfriend’s kids lost any friends. Not looking forward to the gun-grabbing ghouls making political hay out of the murders. Criminy.)
Glad to see the White House bitch-slapped Jim Acosta for his atrocious behavior. Wish more of our media took their jobs seriously by providing actual unbiased reportage and less partisan hackery.
Also wish that Big Tech would cease using their power to tinker with free speech on the Internet.
GA still doesn’t have an official governor-elect; hope the Dems aren’t gonna try to pull “the ol’ Al Franken maneuver” by suddenly discovering 65K ballots in Abrams’ favor which are of -- shall we say -- questionable provenance.
Who needs terrorists -- we are doing just fine killing ourselves.
Mrs Sven has been up all night watching the local coverage -- she says we’ve been to this bar a few times but I don’t recall it.
And fuck these assholes from the gun control side. Show a little restraint and at least wait a few hours before you start dancing in the blood of the dead to further your fucking cause.
And fuck these assholes from the gun control side.
“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. … This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not before.” -- Rahm Emanuel
Simple decency not included.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
A subdued good morning, Fatwa, and Sven.
I don’t listen to the news at night, so I hadn’t heard about the shooting. It appears the killer suffered from PTSD (the real kind). Our VA system needs to seriously amp up their mental health support system. Grabbing guns is not the answer.
What a mess. Was working at the other plant site in Oxnard today and we were strongly urged to get out due to the Hill fire. Started 101 -- Conejo Grade was completely engulfed in flames -- burning both sides of the 101 which is now shut down. Took the backroads through Camarillo and Moorpark -- flames burning all through the valley. Winds 25 mph steady with 40 mph gusts and going to get worse tonight. Fire in Chatsworth, east and north of us, burning too -- lot of smoke.
Fire and police in Ventura County already wore out -- they were up all night dealing with the shooting.
Right now, we are OK -- fires all east and north of us with the nearest maybe 2.5 miles north. If the winds stay the course, we should be OK, but anything can happen tonight. Lot of power outages in the area.
Stay safe, my friend. You know the drill.
We’ll do our best, Paddy -- I’m thinking it will not be a good night. On the plus side, Hillary! is still NOT president.
Did watch the procession of Sgt. Ron Helus from the 101 Freeway -- right outside the plant site. News reports said hundreds lined the roads -- that’s bullshit -- there were thousands. The southbound side of the 101 came to a standstill with many motorists pulling off the road and getting out of their vehicles. American flags all over.
Made me think that maybe CA isn’t complete lost cause.
Winds starting pick up. This will be a long night for a lot of people.
These fuckin’ people: Moms/Everytown whatever they are called: “We must break the pattern. Congress must make comprehensive background checks a priority in 2019.”
California has had “universal” background checks for a lot of years -- the pistol was legally bought at gun store that I’ve been to more than once. This guy jumped through all the hoops the formerly great state of California has in place- and none of them stopped this killing.
FFS. I can hear Mrs Sven on the phone with a liberal friend who has called, I guess, to harangue us for owning guns and being NRA members.