Discussion of Colregs 2(b)

Just a quick link to a discussion of Colregs 2(b) as it pertains to vessels operating in conjuction, and how this may present the need for an addition to the rule.  I disagree, but I like the reasoning.  This is the sort of generally prudent logic which dominates in maritime law, and which seems absent in much of the law which runs our lives and this country into the ground. General Prudential Rule (ColRegs/ Inland 2(b) More on this later (and earlier), but I just wanted to drop this here to pick up when I need it.

NRO’s Matthew Continetti Carries Water for Amnesty, Biden

Matthew Continetti at National Review Online (note: first published at Washington Free Beacon) has an article up entitled “Let Them Vote”, which is a plea for House Speaker Mike Johnson to allow a vote to be held on the largely Ukraine/Israel assistance funding bill.  The article is as poorly thought-through as it is cloying.  From that article: Johnson says he opposes the national-security supplemental because it fails to address the crisis on the southern border. Yet Johnson also opposed an earlier version of the supplemental that did change immigration law. And Johnson has stated, correctly, that President Biden has the power to address the border crisis on his own. To fix the border, you need a new president — and some (not all) of the authorities contained in the legislation that… Continue reading

The Cat was Cool

I had some odd dreams last night.  We had a big dog who somehow got loose from our house and promptly tangled with a giant skunk, as big as he was.  Got sprayed, and for some reason, I’m out there in the middle of the night trying to hose the skunk funk off of the dog, and the dog just wants to come in.  Also, so did the skunk, who started behaving himself once he saw the dog begging to come in. And I inherited an apartment with a cat who didn’t like me, but the cat could talk and was smart and funny.  After a while we got along okay on an arms’ length basis.  The cat still didn’t like me, but it was okay.

Government Knows Diversity Is Not Strength

The Orwellian “Diversity is our Strength” is known by the government to be a lie, and in Soviet fashion, the bosses insist upon hearing it from the lips of those who are bossed.  Let us recall that propaganda is not intended to convince, but to suppress, via demonstration of power via absurdity and numbers.  So there are probably people who actually believe that diversity for its own sake will somehow add strength, but these peoples’ belief is not the goal.  The goal is their submission and yours. So here is a screenshot from a Matt Walsh / Daily Caller video in which he presents (among a lot of other stuff) a 2013 slide from a powerpoint presentation at, or to, or from the FAA.  It is damning in… Continue reading

APA Issues Guidance for Treatment of Trannies — It’s Worse Than You Think

The American Psychological Association has issued guidance on what it calls “Gender-Affirming Psychiatric Care,” and what the rest of us would call mutilating the mentally ill.  Even assuming that you think of these things the way I do, the guidance put out by the APA is worse than you imagine, and has provoked a healthy response from people pointing out how very unscientific, un-medical, and inhumane it all is. I stumpled across a tweet by Christina Buttons (@buttonslives), whom I had never heard of.  It was re-tweeted by Columnist Rita Panahi of Australia’s Herald-Sun newspaper, which is a righteous outfit. She frequently appears on SkyNews Australia (which is firmly in the conservative sphere, unlike plain old SkyNews from the UK — very different beasts).  Anyway, one of the… Continue reading

“Rock and Roll” Hall of Fame without Blue Öyster Cult is Like…

It’s like tyranny.  It’s like mutation. Apparently the ethno-musicologist Marxist clowns who run the RnRHoF have deigned to nominate Peter Frampton this year.  I could go on, but I won’t.  I have a diagnostic tool about bands beginning with the letter B; Boston, Badfinger, Blue Oyster Cult, BTO, Bad Company; none of whom are in the RnRHoF.  This might not seem so bad until you look at the absolute trash from ridiculously non-RnR fields that makes it in. So let me introduce.you to some other letters; GFY. I cannot criticize bands for being happy and celebrating induction.  They’re supposed to appreciate the “honor” — I just wish that there were more honor in it. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should not be a player in fighting… Continue reading

Hur Did Not Judge Biden Incompetent — He Said Perception of Incompetency Nixed Prosecution

It is important to get rounds on target, and it is important to aim at the right target.  Both of these goals must be met, and in discussing the recent Hur report on the investigation of Biden’s mis-handling of classified documents, we are succeeding magnificently at one of these, but failing the other.  That’s still zero points. Hur did not say that Biden was incompetent. These are the relevant passages: “We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” and “It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties… Continue reading

SCOTUS Smokes Colorado like a Joint, 9-0, BUT…

Yay, etc., Trump will not be thrown off the ballot in Colorado, apparently based partly on the argument that one state doesn’t have the right determine whom the country can vote for. I hate to say it, but this is a problematic stance, and it explains why even the most Marxist Justices voted in support of quashing Colorado. The problem is that each state is supposed to have the right to run elections within that state.  You see where this goes?  As much as we might wish for Federalization of elections to combat recent shenanigans in lawless states, the fact is that the left always takes expansions/centralizations of power and turns them into totalitarian tools.  Every single fascist wet dream of the left regarding taking absolute control over… Continue reading

Any New Users? Feel Free to Comment Here if you are Able

Trying to iron out this process…  Some days ago I zapped a zillion accounts — after having gone through nearly 10K and not finding any nuggets, I decided that I had done my due diligence, and zapped the remaining nearly 10K. If you created an account recently and can no longer log in, please sign up again.  Or mail me (now that I’ve found the spam folder and have begun training it, grrr) and I’ll set you up manually. …  Just took a look — indeed, those of you who signed up recently but before 06 Feb got wiped out.  Sorry for the run-around; please register again and I’ll get you set up. Thanks! 1 0