Coming out of retirement

Just over a week ago, I received an unsolicited email from a recruiter who found my profile on LinkedIn.  For years, I have received all sorts of inquiries from recruiters, asking if I would be interested in a job.  I always told them that I was already happily employed, and was not really looking to …

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Hello, Citizens! The Health Nazis want to put y’all back in chains!

Yes, fellow Citizens, with the Covid "Delta Variant" spreading everywhere in America, the Health Nazis are again all over the dishonest "mainstream media", revising CDC guidelines on mask-wearing, encouraging everyone to get vaccinated with the still-experimental vaccines, and referring to the possibility of further mandated restrictions on your life. Even with the knowledge that mask-wearing …

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Be very careful what you ask for, Washington State DemocRats. Police Reform.

The last legislative session in Olympia passed a package of "police reform" measures, supposedly designed to "undo racial inequity" in policing in the state.  The effects of this reform package can be easily predicted.  The article at KOMO today lists some of the changes to law-enforcement in the State of Washington. The laws constitute what …

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Annals of stupid electric vehicles, Philadelphia Edition

Over on the web site of the excellent publication, the Washington Free Beacon, I found what I think is the funniest (not funny ha-ha, but funny tragic) story so far this year.  It seems that the Philadelphia-area transit agency, SEPTA, purchased a bunch of battery electric buses from a company called Proterra.  The agency spent …

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Clean Energy? Not so fast.

We hear and read about the advent of so-called "clean energy" sources, which are scheduled to take over from dirty sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas all over the world.  The European Union, The USA, China, and many other countries are embarking on the energy transition with dispatch; banning internal-combustion vehicles, institution "cap …

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If the government of Paris is giving up on electric cars…

How can every single automaker plan to go all-electric?  This picture just blew me away.  It is from Twitter, but I could copy it without actually going to Twitter, which I despise. The description of the above situation is as follows: Green madness.  Electric cars belonging to the City of Paris.  No one will buy …

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Communist China acts like a Communist Dictatorship. Worldwide investors, including Americans, are surprised.

What's wrong with this picture?  Since 1949, China has been ruled over by the Communist Party.  The most prominent feature of Communism is "State control over the means of production".  That means that the Government (the State) owns, or controls, the Economy.  In the 1960s, after the death of Mao Zedong, his successor Deng Xiaoping …

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A new disincentive to work in the State of Washington

The "Nanny State" of Washington has enacted a new social program, paid for by all those who are employed in the state.  Employees will now have half of 1% of their wages withheld, starting in January, for a "long-term care" tax, which will not be active until three years later.  That benefit will be a …

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Washington State, and its Dictator, Jay Inslee, lie to us Citizens about state being “reopened” June 30. Updated!

Dictator Inslee perfectly embodies my new favorite Covid-politics aphorism, which I coined. Absolute Power, once gained, is rarely yielded.  And today, I am adding a new corollary to that aphorism. The Left never yields Absolute Power, and they are the ones who seek it most. Here is a quote from a KOMO article today, demonstrating, …

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Heatwave in Western Washington brings the expected responses

Yes, there is definitely a heatwave here in Western Washington.  Every local news web site has multiple stories about the high temperatures being felt here, where 80 is normal summer.  Here are a couple of screenshots of what I see on my phone right now. We have been in places where it was this hot, …

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