Today is the first game of the World Series. I like major league baseball and enjoyed watching the Arizona Diamondbacks with the National League Pennant. Now, we will see how they do against the Texas Rangers. The Philadelphia Phillies and the LA Dodgers, before them, underestimated Arizona.


Bullet Points:

** BREAKING: Allegedly Mark Meadows worked for the FBI as an informant and wore a wire to record all conversations with President Trump, while he was the Chief of Staff to him. This is not only unconstitutional, but it’s criminal.

** Retro VM Post review – Mk9 SDV.

** Danger to Jules – another masterpiece to consider.

“Black Bandit” sounds a little racist to my worke and wounded and reparation oriented cultural bent. It suggests that inner city people are at it again, carjacking, etc. Yet no. Not the case. How can that be?

Which brought this to my mind:

As I was a goin’ over the far famed Kerry mountainsI met with captain Farrell and his money he was countingI first produced me pistol and I then produced me rapierSaying “Stand and deliver” for he were a bold deceiver

I counted out his money and it made a pretty pennyI put it in me pocket and I took it home to JennyShe sighed and she swore that she never would deceive meBut the devil take the women for they never can be easy

I went unto my chamber, all for to take a slumberI dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonderBut Jenny drew me charges and she filled them up with waterThen sent for captain Farrell to be ready for the slaughter

‘Twas early in the morning, before I rose to travelUp comes a band of footmen and likewise captain FarrellI first produced me pistol for she’d stolen away my rapierI couldn’t shoot the water, so a prisoner I was taken

If anyone can aid me ’tis my brother in the armyIf I can find his station in Cork or in KillarneyAnd if he’ll go with me, we’ll go roamin’ through KilkenneyAnd I’m sure he’ll treat me better than my own me sportin’ Jenny

There’s some take delight in the carriages a rollin’And others take delight in the hurly and the bowlingBut I take delight in the juice of the barleyAnd courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early

There’s whiskey in the jar

** If a million seconds is 11 days, and a billion seconds is 31.5 years, please parse $33 trillion dollars in debt for me.

** Wasn’t there a song about this? Quantum foam, take me home, to the place I belong? Maybe I got it wrong. Don’t think of me as “weird” – but wherever you are there is quantum foam because it’s you – me – and everything else. And that’s weird. God needs clay to work with…I guess.

“Thus, at the tiny quantum level, empty space isn’t empty. It’s actually a vibrant place, with tiny subatomic particles appearing and disappearing in wanton abandon. This appearance and disappearance has some superficial resemblance to the effervescent behavior of the foam on the top of a freshly poured beer, with bubbles appearing and disappearing — hence the term ‘quantum foam.'”

** The US has plenty of mineable lithium (sustainably mineable if you must) It was created by the hotspot that is now active in the Yellowstone National Park area. That hotspot began kicking out calderas (high silica content volcanoes) in the 55 million years-ago range as it marched across Northern California, Nevada, Idaho and now Wyoming as the North American plate moved over it. It’s not a secret in the mining community. McDermitt Caldera, straddling the border of Oregon and Nevada, may hold 20 to 40 million metric tons of extractable lithium, which would make it the largest known lithium deposit in the world. And that’s one of over 50 calderas in the daisy chain. Some are more easily mined at a profit than others.

** The Beast inside Jules escapes for another inktober entry. Reminding us that there are but four shopping days left until Halloween.


Identify the Aircraft





  1. Then there’s Black Bart the Po8.
    Here I lay me down to sleep
    To wait the coming morrow,
    Perhaps success, perhaps defeat,
    And everlasting sorrow.
    Let come what will, I’ll try it on,
    My condition can’t be worse;
    And if there’s money in that box
    ‘Tis munny in my purse.

  2. As a Phillies fan I have to reluctantly agree with you there LL. However the last two games of the ncls playoff series in Arizona there were some very bad calls thrown over the plate. The Phillies just didn’t seem to bring A game.
    Bullet points:
    -New FBI flag?
    -As far as Mark Meadows is concerned it would not surprise me in the least if he did in fact wear a wire. The Federal Bureau of Intimidation’s depths of the depravity knows no bounds. Look at what they did to General Flynn and his family and anyone else that’s closely connected to Trump. The swamp is terrified of him getting back in and absolutely eviscerating the the Apple cars instead of tipping it.

    • There were bad calls at the plate against the Phillies and the D-Backs. It didn’t just go one way. Nola’s pitching disappointed, and in game seven, they resurrected Wheeler. Then they relieved his relief.

      Ok, we’ll see how they do against LSP’s Rangers.

  3. FBIntimidation

    Cocaine was found at the Biden White House.
    A dead body was found at the Obama’s house.
    A male prostitute was found at the Pelosi house.
    An illegal server was found at the Clinton’s house.
    And the FBI rated Trump’s house.

    They lied to the FISA court.
    They covered for Hillary.
    They hid Hunters laptop.
    They raided Trump’s home.

    They interfered in our elections and then put people in prison for questioning it.


    • Lest we forget, Di-Fi employed a Chinese spy as her chauffeur for 20-years (+.-) and Eric Swalwell was “infiltrating” one while a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

  4. Quantum foam: Yes, we are almost entirely composed of vacuum.

    Another way of looking at it is that we are not solid at all, and are mostly just
    a matrix of delicate force fields.

    Or that we’re probabilistic waveforms.

    It’s fun playing with perspectives.

    – Kle.

  5. Ah yes, highwayman…just heard that yesterday on Pandora’s High Kings Radio, followed by The Dropkick Murphy’s followed by A Sea Shanty about getting drunk and “yo ho a pirates life for me.”

    Great stuff. Speaks to my ancestry, almost as if the Scots-Irish part overshadows the larger Polish and German aspects…which, come to think of it, is no surprise.

    Played serious ball as a kid up through college. Thereafter those not making “The Show” tend to join the company softball team league where only one person gets designated the “home run” hitter otherwise you’re called out for launching one over the fence. My peeve with todays Pro Ball: The League management has extended the season dang near into Winter…for revenues. I hate it, can’t watch anymore, too many rules, boring to watch with 2 minutes of play then ten of commercials, and out of touch. Rather watch a AA game at the smaller ballpark, family oriented and a lot more what it used to be…fun and the hot dogs and beer are a lot less expensive.

    A Billion Seconds…can’t really wrap my head around such mental exercises…all I know is almost ran out of time yesterday getting a few more bits ready for the cold and snow, which, thankfully, delayed a day. 25 degrees but no precip yet. Just frosty. Might take a day reading, that way I can get to MikeW’s book and your latest.

    • When my sons were young I would take them to watch the Tacoma Tigers AAA team. 1/5th the cost of a Mariners game, outside, and seating right near the field.

      Not a baseball fan. A friend took me to a game at Coors Field. Nice summer day, decent seats, and a miracle home town team win.

      Seattle once had a minor league hockey team, the Thunderbirds, that played in a dilapidated arena left over from the Worlds Fair. The movie ‘Slap Shot’ could have been made there. Crazy fans. My interest was more focused on the hardcore female fan I escorted but the games were fun.

      • AA & AAA ball is so much more “personal” and fun to attend.

        Went to ONE Rockies game at Coors field early on (a Phillies boy most of my life). coors Field i a great stadium, designed to feel “old”. But between the travel, traffic, concessions, and general public rudeness…I never saw another. Same for the Bronco’s. But a AAA game? More better.

        • I had season tickets to CalState Fullerton baseball. I sat behind Justin Turner’s (Mets, Dodgers now Red Sox) parents. My daughter, Emilie used to flirt with Justin, who played second base for the Titans.

        • Scots-Irish and Polish-German? Geez…we’re similar. I’m Polish on Dad’s side, and Irish-Scots on Mom’s side.

          I *used* to enjoy baseball. Spent many an afternoon at Wrigley Field, and a few at Comiskey Park. I don’t watch it any longer because they went too woke for me. It’s not about the sport anymore; it’s about the money. My son was in Little League for a while, and then quit when he had a change of coaches. His first coach was all about loving the game, being sportsmanlike, learning to play together as a team, and other traditional values. His next coach was all Win-Win-WIN!!!, and it turned a lot of the kids off.

          • My same story, coaches who push as if this were the Majors wreck the game for the kids. Nowadays even Little League is “pro level” on everything…too serious.

            One thing they need to,do is get rid of aluminum bats in baseball…okay for softball, but not right for hardball.

            Ps. i have English and Czech also…what a mash up mix. But as DrMrsPaulM says about mutli-breed dogs (aka mutts), “Hybrid vigor.” Heh

          • My oldest daughter has three sons. The youngest and oldest of those play baseball. The middle boy did it for a while and did okay, but he has other interests. The “travel ball” culture is somewhat relentless. The oldest will start with high school baseball in the spring.

  6. Sidebar…just saw this:

    “According to the Pentagon, the U.S. just launched airstrikes against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Syria.”

    So we ARE at war now without an act of Congress?

    These people in DC are either complete idiots (Jamaal Bowman level stupid) – or – as the Dems have been projecting and doing by the backdoor, WANT us in a war. Now I think of it, it’s BOTH. And somewhere in all this demented chaos is serious money laundering to fill their coffers.

    They deserve a Galactic-Sized Pox on all their houses.

  7. For these inspired Inktober drawings was curious if Jules has ventured into the Ancient Ram Inn in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire…or was it travels to the North Country for whisky?

      • Heh, I posted it as a comment on her place just in case that ocean time differential between the Mother Land and The Colonies gets in the way…because I truly want to know. I’m thinking she’s been there, checked the place out…the most haunted in England apparently.

  8. Kinda off topic here except for Hogs comment on the Fear of God being introduced to the bureau if Trump’s re- elected. Is Newsom planned for a late run? He was just sent to smile for camera’s while shaking hands with Xi. Will RFK Jr be able to tip the cart? If the uniparty continues to endorse the dominion systems and keeps the democratic front, will it bring us to a tipping point?

    • The big lithium mining is taking place in Nevada, both in the area east of Reno/Sparks and near the Oregon border. I don’t think that they shut it down. I met with one of the chief geologists on the McDermitt Caldera two weeks ago, and they’re actively extracting lithium in a very ecologically responsible (and profitable) way. The US has abundant lithium and cobalt (Idaho), but the rare earths used to make magnets for big electric motors is more difficult to find. Much of that was mined in Greenland, but there is a moratorium on mining there.

  9. I found the easiest and most enjoyable way to watch baseball, in person of course, was to get a scorebook, like those used for Little League, and mark down what’s actually going on. You get a better feel for the game as you are actively involved in listening and watching.

    Otherwise, bleh, gets boring. Especially modern pro-ball. All the rules have sucked a lot of the fun out of the game. And pitchers should be forced to bat and run the bases like everyone else.

    • For some odd reason the games I enjoyed participating in were boring to watch. It’s almost like there are activities that should be active instead of passive.


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