Shot from the Sky, by Jim Davidson

“To stand on the firing parapet and expose yourself to danger; to stand and fight a thousand miles from home when you’re all alone and outnumbered and probably beaten; to spit on your hands and lower the pike; to stand fast over the body of Leonidas the King; to be rear guard at Kunu-Ri; to stand and be still to the Birkenhead Drill; these are not rational acts. They are often merely necessary.”― Dr. Jerry Pournelle

Source: Shot from the Sky, by Jim Davidson

# – # – # – # – #

It’s sad to think of the losses due to wars though out the ages.

One would think that humans would have learned from their mistakes.

Let’s bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

Requiescat In Pacem

— 30 —

POLITICAL: On Making Plowshares, by Sarah A. Hoyt

And while on this, if it hits hard here, will we got stupid enough to vote a communist in? (I don’t like to even think about it. I wake up screaming.)

Source: On Making Plowshares, by Sarah A. Hoyt

# – # – # – # – #

This election is shaping up to let snowflake young “know it alls” socialists pouring out of Gooferment Skrules to vote us into socialism — the path to the tyranny of despotism and communism.

Wonder if “We, The Sheeple” will wakw up and turn the Titanic to sail between the twin disasters of Crony Capitalism and Socialism.

I’m not optimistic.

— 30 —

Oregon border petitioners try joining Idaho, leaving liberals

The proposal to join Idaho isn’t the first effort Oregonians have made to leave the state. In 1941, residents of southwestern Oregon tried to secede by creating a state of Jefferson with northern Californians.

Source: Oregon border petitioners try joining Idaho, leaving liberals

# – # – # – # – #

Sounds good to me.

Rather than joining “yet another state”, I’d prefer that they spin off into a new state.

Same for Pepuls Republik of Kaliforkneeah, Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee , and Floriduh!

Like it seems just so easy.

— 30 —

SAD: Jose Altuve tattoo conspiracy should heighten MLB's hunt

Really, in light of the high emotions surrounding this matter, shouldn’t Altuve proactively display his alleged tattoo, which Correa first mentioned to The Athletic? The shortstop said that his double-play partner wanted to hide the ugly, unfinished artwork on his collarbone, which on the surface sounds just as ludicrous as the other given explanation, that Altuve’s wife didn’t like it when he disrobed up top. Adding to the intrigue, social-media detective Jomboy pointed out that Altuve put on an undershirt late in the notorious American League Championship Series Game 6, then removed it prior to stepping to the plate in the bottom of the ninth.

Source: Jose Altuve tattoo conspiracy should heighten MLB’s hunt

# – # – # – # – #

Sorry, but “We, The Sheeple” shouldn’t let this go!

It’s a sign of “immorality” in public life. “We wuz robbed!”

— 30 —

#rememberthetatoo #epsteindidnthanghimself #lbjkilledjfk #moraldecline

# – # – # – # – # – # – # – # – #

Well that didn’t take long.

https://nypost.com/2020/02/17/jose-altuve-exposes-terrible-tattoo-to-fight-alcs-buzzer-controversy/

Still don’t believe it, but he responded to the question.

— 30 —

Short Hills Man Passes Away In Lift Accident At Vail Ski Resort | Patch

The accident occurred on the ski lifts, according to a follow up report in Vail Daily.The cause of death was positional asphyxiation, which apparently occurred after Varnish started to fall through the chair.

Source: Short Hills Man Passes Away In Lift Accident At Vail Ski Resort | Patch

# – # – # – # – #

Wow.  Sad end.

“Accident” might not be the correct word?

One never knows the day, nor the hour.

Requiescat In Pacem

Nice lawsuit coming!

— 30 —

FINANCIAL: Dealerships Give Car Buyers Some Advice: Just Stop Paying Your Loan – WSJ

The trade-in, where a buyer hands a car back to a dealership and uses it as credit toward another one, is often a crucial step in car buying. But some dealerships are instead telling buyers to give their old cars back to their lenders—and selling them new ones—in a practice known as “kicking the trade.”

Source: Dealerships Give Car Buyers Some Advice: Just Stop Paying Your Loan – WSJ

# – # – # – # – #

This seems dishonest by both the dealer and the borrower.

Like the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, the banks are letting the “originator” off the hook.

The fix is easy.  Make the originator responsible — both jointly and severally — for the loan when and if it defaults.

Problem solved.

Be it any kind of loan, everyone needs to have skin in the game!

— 30 —

A Hunt for Clues in Hawaii After a Tourist Couple Falls Ill With Coronavirus – Internewscast

Aubree Gordon, an associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan, said she agreed with Hawaiian health officials that people who had traveled with the man were at greatest risk, though anyone who touched surfaces shortly after he did — such as a faucet or toilet handle — could also be at risk.

Source: A Hunt for Clues in Hawaii After a Tourist Couple Falls Ill With Coronavirus – Internewscast

# – # – # – # – #

Sounds like avoid people and don’t touch anything.

Maybe germaphobes like Howie Mandel are the smart ones?

Us introverts have an advantage in we don’t like people.

— 30 —