In my infosuperhighway perusals today I came across this gem.
Apparently the AF is having trouble placing their older dogs with the general public. As an old dog myself, I can sympathize. But being realistic, these dogs are, as the article states: well trained, but with a particular skill set that might not be conducive to the suburbs.
Still, I briefly allowed my mind to contemplate making such an adoption; you know, one of those passing fancies that will never happen. But I was confused. Seems like there would be a lot of people (especially veteran human companions) who would be willing to help out a fellow vet out.
Then I read the fine print.
"...applicants need to ensure that they have a 6-foot fence, no kids under the age of 5, and no more than 3 dogs already in their homes. "
Alright...although the 6-foot fence thing might give me paws (hee). Probably relates to that special skill set.
But there was more:
"...the person must have their vet listed out on the application and provide references."
I'm assuming in this case the vet refers to a veterinarian. That's doable. But references? Really?
"The authorities have warned the potential adopters that processing the adoption application can take up to 2 years..."
And there's the reason they can't get it done. Two flippin' years? The article explains that: "...it is only to make sure that these skilled K9s are in trusted hands and not misused."
Just another example of government failure. Two weeks would be enough if anyone really cared. But they don't; no more than they'd care for your healthcare under single payer.
Those dogs will stay in their kennels getting older and ignored waiting for someone to get off their gold plated butts and do a simple job in a timely fashion.
It's been said that to find out what someone is really like, see how they treat their dog. This is how the government treats it's dogs.
Don't be a government dog.
Hope everyone had a good President's Day. I couldn't get any mail, nor do any banking, but I'm sure that the spirit's of Washington and Lincoln were well satisfied by the number of Americans who gave them such special consideration on their day. (Neither of whom were born on the 17th of this month. Funny how their special day always ends up on a Monday.)
Today I want to take a look at something new in the news. To wit:
'Greater Idaho': Rural Oregon residents petition to join neighboring state to
escape liberal government
According to the various accounts I've read, there appears to be a (small) group of Oregonians who are fed up with the I-5 corridor running the state.
"Some rural Oregon residents created a petition demanding that the eastern half of the state, along with parts of Northern California and eastern Washington, be allowed to join Idaho to avoid the liberal politics of their states. The group, “Greater Idaho,” has been working county-by-county to get a ballot proposition that would allow a vote on allowing the areas to detach from their current states."
While I can appreciate the sentiment, I've lived in a lot of the areas included in this map that are currently "not-Idaho". In point fact, going on 17 years ago Patrice and the kids and I left the "not-Idaho" because we could see the writing on the wall. I've never regretted a day, even though we also left a number of friends behind; some of which we've not heard from again.
The proponents of "Greater Idaho" are probably all folks I'd get along with just fine as well. They seem to have an understanding that socialism is a con-game; a trick to inculcate envy, sloth and greed in the masses through government run-education thereby turning ignoramuses into serfs.
But there's a number of cities and area within their proposed "Greater Idaho" that shouldn't be there. Idaho as it stands is already fighting the socialist cancer in it's corporate body. Introducing more totalitarian tumors into the Idaho body politic isn't just unwise, it's toxic.
So I modestly propose a different plan:
Now I know I'm probably ticking-off a lot of really fine people in northwest Washington. All I say to that is, "Move to Idaho if you love liberty. I'll sell you my place." But really. Medford and Ashland? Red Bluff and Redding? Sorry, all stage four.
So my plan is akin to the Wuhan virus: Quarantine. Create the temporary (or even permanent) state of Probationary Idaho. Show us in Idaho that you're not contagious. Give it about twenty years or so to demonstrate that you've avoided the blue meanies. Then, if you still want to join up with us here in Idaho, let's talk.
Note that I also made a few modifications in the current Idaho. Sandpoint? Sold west.
Boise and surroundings are swallowed up by a sink-hole (suitably slow enough - we pray - so that every bolshevik living there has a chance to scurry safely back to Ore-gone or Wishywashington). Eventually the pit will be filled by Rocky Mountain run-off.
That's my plan. But feel free to make you own. Oh yeah, why did I include a wedge of Commiefornia at all? I decided that the folks of Weed and Yreka are OK (spent some time there in my youth.). And this way Greater Idaho may one day have a sea port.
Just got done posting this weeks humor piece. (Sorry I missed last week. Burt we've been pretty busy.) Enjoy.
Flippin' every one of the above lied under oath; most of them multiple times on multiple occasions. Some of them lied to various Inspector Generals, some to federal prosecutors, and at least one to his wife. Obama lied on the (un)Affordable Care Act. Lynch lied about a meeting with Billy Clinton on an airport runway. Billy lied about women. Hillary lied...period. We now have proof for most of those lies above and many many more besides. Many of these lies took place a few years ago. And remember, the lies that these scumbags told were to cover up for other lies, or for lies told by others, or for actual USC criminal violations. Some of them occurred in the last few weeks. Most of the above scum lie in their sleep.
So WTFlake (yes, he lied too) is the Justice Department doing? I mean other than rotating on their collective thumbs? Bill Barr is supposed to be this straight shooter, by the book, defender of the law (of course so was Mueller, who it turns out...lied.). We've got Barr ticked off because of the Trumpster's tweets about the liars in the JD. But at the same time, the JD decides to let McCabe, a proven oath-breaking liar, off the hook.
Pelosi lied, Nadler lied, Schiff is incapable of the truth. Biden may possibly not be lying simply because he is no longer tangibly connected to Earth. But Warren, Buttigig (or how ever that's spelled, don't really care), Sanders...Why shut my mouth! They're liars too!
President Trump. I'm sure you're a regular reader of mine (O.K. That's a lie.). But really! How can you possibly expect anyone to have any faith in Government when everyone from the Speaker of the House to guy picking up dog poop at the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas (The smallest National Park at 61 acres...unless of course they're lying about that.) is spending all day, every day, "displaying a lack of candor" (Special govt language for lying...my Lord! They even have their own lying language!)
Still...I don't think that the whole worthless lot of them should be rounded up, sand-papered with 50 grit and buried under mounds of salt.
And please excuse my lack of candor.
"Last night didn’t go the way we wanted it to go,” Warren’s email to her disappointed supporters read. “We were hoping for a better resulting New Hampshire, and a lot of volunteers and grassroots supporters fought really hard to make it happen.”“It hurts to cares much, work so hard, and still fall a little short...” (it is) “...okay to take a moment and feel that pain or process that disappointment”
“Take a walk around the block, eat an extra piece of chocolate, hug your pet, adopt a pet, watch videos of cats and dogs who are friends, call a friend — whatever works,”
“But once you’ve let it all out, take a deep breath, square our shoulders, and make a plan — a plan to fight back and win,” it adds. “A plan to help make sure that we won’t have to feel this way again”
I can't imagine another candidate sending an email like this. I love her. pic.twitter.com/Unz2EIhivW
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) February 12, 2020
Senator "Speaks with forked tongue" is a perfect example of a snowflake's fever dream. Honestly, does anyone really thing that she would be an acceptable Commander in Chief?
Lord woman! A number of our potential foes eat dogs and cats! (Mind you, I probably did too as an inebriated young sailor on the streets of Olongapo back in the seventies. But I still had plausible deniability.)
Warren is an embarrassment. That she's tanking isn't enough. She (and ol' Joe) should never have been allowed a stage in the first place.
We've been slamming on a few projects that just couldn't be put off. I'm working on two time-sensitive articles for BWH and Patrice is doing the same. We're also gearing up for putting the house back on the market. I was thinking about waiting for another month until it occurred to me that just cause it's still winter here doesn't mean that it isn't spring in California.
So just to play catch-up here's a couple of reasons ...say it with me now...
Why you should buy my house!
Klan is a no-show, but ‘individuals wearing all black’ were spotted throwing projectiles and pepper spraying others
Now this sounds like a very workable strategy to me. Just announce that your fictitious group, the "Straight Elitist Trumpsters United Patrimony" plans to march down main street Portland - on a specific date and time - while demanding that skinny snowflakes should be forced to wear normal clothing and get jobs, then stay home and watch the fun!
The Portland antifa rally against the “KKK” is just another pretext to attack journalists. There are masked people with weapons in downtown hurling projectiles. https://t.co/8ezxdUZJz3
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) February 8, 2020
Oh the horror.
The other 13 states that already do so are: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Vermont, New York and Washington. There are other states that have regulation being proposed to do so as well, but I figure anyone can propose. We'll see if they pass.
I understand why the leftist states are doing this. But for the life of me, I can't imagine (other than that Satan walks the earth) why the citizens of these states allow it. For crying out loud people! These are criminals! They are law breakers, every single one.
Just got back from the Friday potluck. Too stuffed to diatribe, so here's some of the interesting and or funny stuff I saw this week.
Pierre Delecto should be run out of Washington on a rail, covered in tar and feathers. His father is obviously the father of lies.
Well I tried to live type comments on the President's speech this evening. Naturally my old computer couldn't keep up and shut down the browser for the last 20 percent of it. But I think I got the salient points.
One. When I look at all these people, I have to ask, how the hell do we still have a republic? Then I answer myself...duhhh. What a tremendous waste of skin. And they're all so proud of themselves. Glad handing each other.
Two. All the D-rat ladies in white look like a satanic church gospel choir.
Three. The Cabinet enters the room. Queen Nancy's open mike seems to be saying She isn't happy that they're shaking hands as they come in. Looks like a used car alumni sales meeting. Dang! There's a lot of those suckers! Time to get a smaller cabinet.
Three. Queen Nancy need to get better control of her meds. Sometimes she's staring off into space; sometimes she gets a goofy grin apropos of nothing. She seems to be dropping off occasionally, and she spend a great deal of time reading the same pages of her coloring books over and over; especially when ever Trump is listing great news.
Four. If the D-rats are going to start a protest chant, they should practice first. Honestly, I couldn't figure out what they were saying. The Reps were better: but to be fair it's had to screw up "Four more years".
Five. The D-rats will sit on their butts over anything that Trump says, even great things for the country that they would have screamed approval for if Zero had proposed it.
Practically everything his Majesty said met my approval. But not everything. I can't see where in the Constitution Congress gets to give ordinary citizens the right to screw their employers because they decide to procreate. And what's this whole thing about a federal and private partnership to plant tree? Weird.
The whole better internet for rural locations is annoying. If I want better internet, I can pay for it. The only thing better internet (meaning faster) would do for me is to make it easier to waste time watching unoriginal movies.
But on the whole I'd give the speech an A-. and I will then boost that to an A+ just for making the D-rats crazy.