Things at work are chaotic. Not in a bad way, but very busy and so many details to chase down.

I find that at the end of the day, recuperating is taking more time and between distractions and other tasks, I am not putting in enough time on my various websites.

We are working on getting a Glow Forge to add to the home based business. With a little luck and some real work, we can pay down the student debt and mortgage. It would be nice to start backfilling the retirement funds.

The GQP couldn’t even make it look like they cared

This morning the U.S. Senate showed their true colors. They refused to take a stand for democracy and the people that protect it. My own Senator failed to vote and I find that concerning, though I know where she stands and likely had another obligation. It better well have better been important.

I pulled just the nays and not voting. I view the nays and simple fucking cowards that if it were legal, I would love to meet for mutual combat to teach them a lesson on what defending this country really means. For those that did not vote, I understand that some were unable to attend. Where the hell where they? The votes being held by the Senate are very close since the two parties have no clue what diplomacy and negotiation is.

As the Democrats crafted this bill they tried to work with the Republicans. The republicans would whine and cry about some point so the dems would relent and let them have their way. It looked like every last concession was granted. In the end they still could not prove that they had a spine and cared about our nation, people, Constitution… The Friday before we honor those that sacrificed everything, they chose to piss on the graves of our fallen. As a lover of our country and a veteran that served her, I am deeply offended. No, I will NEVER forgive the Nay votes listed below. Nor the will I look favorable on the GQP. Perhaps if the GQP returns to being the GOP and can have respectable and intelligent debates on the points and issues.

As far as I am concerned, those that did not vote are trying to hide. They wish to avoid the tantrum from the former Fuqtard in Chief. They are afraid that the truth will show that they were complicit, or in the least do not want to face the consequences for following the Orangatard even when they knew that it was not in the best interests of our nation and their constituents.

If you find a valid reason that a Senator did not vote, please comment with a source and I will either add the reason as a mitigating circumstance, or add it to their entry showing what kind of slime that they are.

Barrasso (R-WY), Nay
Blackburn (R-TN), Not Voting
Blunt (R-MO), Not Voting
Boozman (R-AR), Nay
Braun (R-IN), Not Voting
Burr (R-NC), Not Voting
Capito (R-WV), Nay
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Cotton (R-AR), Nay
Cramer (R-ND), Nay
Crapo (R-ID), Nay
Cruz (R-TX), Nay
Daines (R-MT), Nay
Ernst (R-IA), Nay
Fischer (R-NE), Nay
Graham (R-SC), Nay
Grassley (R-IA), Nay
Hagerty (R-TN), Nay
Hawley (R-MO), Nay
Hoeven (R-ND), Nay
Inhofe (R-OK), Not Voting
Johnson (R-WI), Nay
Kennedy (R-LA), Nay
Lankford (R-OK), Nay
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Lummis (R-WY), Nay
Marshall (R-KS), Nay
McConnell (R-KY), Nay
Moran (R-KS), Nay
Murray (D-WA), Not Voting
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Risch (R-ID), Not Voting
Rounds (R-SD), Not Voting
Rubio (R-FL), Nay
Scott (R-FL), Nay
Scott (R-SC), Nay
Shelby (R-AL), Not Voting
Sinema (D-AZ), Not Voting
Sullivan (R-AK), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Nay
Tillis (R-NC), Nay
Toomey (R-PA), Not Voting
Tuberville (R-AL), Nay
Wicker (R-MS), Nay
Young (R-IN), Nay

Ending the Filibuster?

There is quite a bit of talk about getting rid of the filibuster. Of course this seems to come up on any change in the party of power in the Senate as the losers start their tantrums. (Yes, both parties) The filibuster has a long history in the U.S. Senate.

However much like all of US politics, religion, societal norms, etc. it has been bastardized. What was once a political protest where the speaker took to the dais just like Jimmy Stuart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington has evolved. It has become a situation where the dissenting side asks for a cloture vote and if the dominant side cannot get 60+ votes, then the motion is killed.

C’mon you spineless pricks. The filibuster needs to be restored to it’s roots. If you wish to invoke it, you get your half fossilized ass up there are start speaking. If you and your allies do not have the ability to keep the floor, then you lose. It is a very simple concept.

Work is HARD… so do it! If it was easy, it wouldn’t be work, it would be play. We pay you far too much for you to play all day.

Do you have a email?

The next phase of the move will be to migrate the mail hosting.

I know that I have given out several email addresses over the years with the domain and once I migrate the servers, you will lose access until you get the new settings and passwords.

Post Migration Test

The site has been moved.

It looks like propagation is complete. Just doing some tests and tweaks to get everything back in place.

Take a look around and see if it feels faster to you.

Once it is all ready, we can get back into the groove of things.

More Blind Followers

There have been a few times when I have posted about blind followership. I see some with the Dems, but mostly with the GQP. Yes, GQP, since they seems to have adopted conspiracy theories as a way of life. Now we see it with the Chauvin verdict. He they come, crawling out of the woodwork to cry out how terrible that JUSTICE WAS FUCKIN SERVED.

What damned trial were they watching?!?

Oh! Wait… the trial consisted of facts, not alt-facts as the former Turd-In-Chief used to dole out and all of his toe lickers would applaud him for. Sorry Tucker Carlson, your three quarter stupid, deer in the headlights look will not help you. You were seen being just as much of a fool as the flock of brainless twits that listen oh so intently to you.

Yes, former officer Chauvin was entitled to an attorney… he damned well needed one. He really didn’t have a defense to be put forward, but his attorneys did the best that they could with the utter shit hand that they were dealt.

I saw many people online boo hooing about how this was such a travesty and the case was being decided by public opinion. We ALLLLL saw what former officer puss-wad did. In the end, will he sound like the end of every Scooby Doo show at the unmasking? I would have gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t have been for you meddling kids. Those meddling kids were the minors who witnessed and recorded the incident. Their courage to stand for what was right needs to be lauded.

Had the murder of George Floyd not been captured so well on mobile devices, Chauvin would have likely gotten swept under the rug like all too many that we have seen in my lifetime and the lifetimes of those before me.

Today, the world wonders if this is the turning of a new leaf or just a lucky stroke in the favor of the oppressed. I would like to think that it is a new trend in holding the police accountable for their actions.

Do I hate the police? No! I respect the hell out of most cops. I have interacted with so many great, caring, and compassionate officers, that it helps overpower the interactions that I have had with some scuzz balls. The trend that we need to see, is the falling on the blue wall. Officer need to out the blue sludge from their ranks. Stand tall and help make their badges shine brightly. People don’t go into policing for the piles of cash, because they do not exist. They put their lives on the line having to make life and death decisions all too often. They have to stand holding back protesters that they may even share the views of just because it is their job, just as much as it was for the defense attorney in the Chauvin case. When you interact with a cop, I suggest that you start with SOME level of respect. If not for the badge, then the human being that is wearing it. Let their actions in your presence determine where that respect level goes. You know know, with an open mind, it could be a good experience. I have had cops cite me for things that I fully earned. It wasn’t a hey you pig, fuck off and take that ticket with you… I have debated positions, but with respect even if they could not see it at the moment. When that ticket book, or cuffs come out, the debate/fight is over. Since I am white, the advice given by the ALCU will probably work. Keep your mouth shut and comply and file complaints after. Life to fight another day. I used to believe that if people of color just complied with the cops’ instructions that they would enjoy the same rights. I had THOUGHT that we had come farther than that over the 50+ years of my life. The last five years or more have taught me that my brothers and sisters with different skin tones do not have the same experience. I am deeply sorry that it is the case.

I utterly reject and despise the concept of ACAB. No not all cops are bad… not even close, but the pain that those that are bad… make it hard to forget the good.

In the end, do not blindly follow that thin blue line, it will take you to an ugly place. Watch the events with open eyes and hopefully an open heart so that you may see things for how they really are. If you see wrongs being done, have the courage to stand up and call it out.

Switching back to IntenseDebate

I am moving our commenting system back to IntenseDebate. It seems to be more effective than the previous system. Yes, it was nice to have more login options and I hope that IntenseDebate will work on that.

When I brought IntenseDebate back up, I was reminded of the loss of our dear BadCat. It will be sad to see her name drop from the list of top commenters over time. She was such an integral part of this group.

What am I working on?

It occured to me the other day that part of why my mind is so busy, is that on top of all of the day to day stuff going on… I have five websites that I am working on.

This one of course A crafts store along with my silk-screening when I get the press ready to run again. The shopping cart is in and I have a merchant account for it. Now to get the content in place and it will be ready for sales. My cyber education page This is a theological confessional in progress. An adult themed confessional for whatever a person may need to get off of their chests including fantasies.

Police Debate

We have a ton of debate to defund the police, or disband the police, some support the police…

Me, I support the police until the individual officers do something that proves that they are not worthy of the badge. Qualified immunity needs to go. We are held accountable for what we do, they should be held accountable too.

Now, we are starting to get a push to get the police to not perform traffic stops because a nit wit got confused and shot a guy who was trying to escape.

Sorry dude, but you are dead because you were stupid. Do not fight with the cops. Do not try to run from that fight either. Fatal stupidity. Yes, he was barely an adult and he will not learn from the mistake. Should he have been shot? No, the intended tasing should have been sufficient. Does it rise to the level of the charges that the cop got? hard to say, I will leave that one to the jury to decide.

Our police departments are partially to blame for what is happening to society. The people out running around are acting as though there are no consequences for their actions. When I first got my license, I got popped for speeding on my way to work. Yes I was in a hurry. Yes, I was going too fast. You know what? It made my more mindful of my speeds. I have only had a few speeding tickets in my life and one of them I very MUCH earned.

Watch the drivers around you. Look at all of the stupid shit that they do. They do not care about anyone but themselves. They are not planning their trip to make sure that they get a decent lane in time to avoid an ugly merge issue. This zipper bullshit is a great way to meet me as I plow into the side of your car when you FAIL TO FUCKING YIELD. I really hope that my dash cam is able to pick up the look of sheer terror and disbelief on impacts as well. The cab of your nice little sports car will look like a damn marshmallow factory exploded with all those air bogs going off. Yes, I would post it all over social media for the world to enjoy as well. Try me.

Should a minor object such as an air freshener be a primary offense to allow for a cop to pull you over? Nope! It certainly can be a secondary offense. In my state, you must have and use a litter bag in your car. Will they pull you over for it? Nope, but they will site you. If your car is clean, they will probably just mention it. If you have all kinds of crap that would likely fall out when opening a door, you may well get cited.

Odd Windows Update

I am not sure why, but on two machines in my network (both the same hardware and OS) just got this weeks update and could not connect to the wifi.

We bounced the connection, rebooted the machines, ran the troubleshooter (like that is ever helpful) and nothing brought the machines back.

We then rebooted the wireless which has other devices working just fine.

Boom, back online. No logic is coming to our minds.