Welcome, once again, to Joe Biden’s America

If it looks to you like America is going to Hell in a hand basket, you are not alone.  Today's news seems to contain numerous stories of deteriorating conditions in our cities, including huge increases in homicide, carjacking, organized retail theft, kidnapping, explosions, and just general mayhem.  Nearly every day, I see a new story …

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Today’s Electric Car Story

It's priceless!  The story on Fox News about a Canadian man who bought his Tesla in 2013, and needs to replace its battery (equivalent to the engine in a gas-powered car).  It is well-known that lithium-ion batteries eventually lose the ability to maintain a charge, and must be replaced.  What is not so well-known, and …

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The Left really does inhabit an alternate Universe

In the last couple of days, the Left has amply demonstrated that their Universe greatly differs from obvious Reality.  These stories really have me shaking my head in disbelief.  First, here's an excellent article dealing with the Left's alternate Universe. Have you seen any Republicans "running scared" ahead of the upcoming Midterm Elections?  I sure …

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The lights are going out in Europe

And Germany has been the bellwether.  Back in the early 2000s, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her party made the momentous decision to begin the energy transition from "fossil fuels" to "renewables" as quickly as they could.  The scare-quotes around both terms are on purpose, because fossil fuels are not fossils (who is to say that …

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Memes for the State of our Nation Today

With the FBI on the trail of the former President, parents deemed to be "Domestic Terrorists", the cost of everything skyrocketing, and trespassers in The People's House still rotting in the DC Jail for over a year, I think these reflect what is truly happening.  Do not read, or believe, anything published or broadcast by …

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The multi-billion-dollar Webb Space Telescope, showing us our Universe

Much has been made, in the press, about the huge cost overruns on the Webb Space Telescope project. It's time now to ignore all the cost overruns, and see the result of decades of scientific work by NASA and its private-sector partners.  Today, the first images taken by the Webb telescope in its orbit around …

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The first consumer product designed for the Great Reset?

The Swiss company, On Holdings, manufactures running shoes.  I first heard about this company in the Wall Street Journal, in an article about their new "Sustainable" running shoe model, the CloudNeo.  This shoe is designed to be used, worn out, and then returned to the company for recycling.  For maybe the first time, a consumer …

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Gas Prices. That was then.

Header photo taken at our local Chevron gas station on March 7, 2022. This photo was taken on June 14 at a Chevron station about a mile from our house.   This is now.  Tonight, June 26, 2022. Thank Demented Joe Biden for this, and his buddies in the environmental movement. F*** Joe Biden. F*** …

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Are you worried about high gas prices?

The header photo shows the level of gasoline prices in my neighborhood of Western Washington.  Our Dictator has said nothing about the high prices, probably because he is happy with them.  He thinks that, the higher the price of gas goes, the more of his subjects will buy expensive electric cars.  And he is happy …

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Loosening Ties

For most of my adult life, I have been a lover of classical music, and especially chamber music.  I got my first taste of playing chamber music in the sixth grade in school, as my string quartet played for other classes of students.  I remember being awfully proud of being able to play beautiful music …

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