My Blog, My Interpretation

Statues of the philosophers Plato and Socrates at the entrance of the Academy in Athens, Greece.

Plato looks on as Socrates fiddles with his iPhone.

 

Trying to make sense of it all.

 

 Betray Us?  Balls Deep?

A friend and I discussed the state of things ten or so years ago, and that discussion floated to Afghanistan and a man who was in love with himself as few can be. General David Petraeus called himself the most transformative leader the American military has seen since the generation of Marshall. He ran around with his biographer, and since she wrote the true and untold story, she had to actually live with him…he said, while he was running the Afghaniscam War. I recalled the book that Paula Broadwell wrote was called Balls Deep.

My friend said that it wasn’t called Balls Deep – that’s simply what the general did to his biographer. So I did some research, and the book is called All In (military expert Paula Broadwell examines Petraeus’s career). My memory is slipping.

Betrayus served as a swamp-creature-style director of the CIA as a reward for going balls-deep, I guess. Nobody could figure out why else he would get the job. He was a democrat general, and the swamp rewards its own. At least he wasn’t a crack-smoking homosexual like the commander-in-chief he served. Barack and Big Mike couldn’t pass any sort of security background investigation.

 

 Friendly Skies 

If Somebody asked me to fix the wing…

 

 Woke Weather Cultists 

(h/t JW) William Miller was a Christian who famously predicted the Second Coming of Jesus Christ on 22 October 1844. The date came and went without any noticeable change in daily events, and it was called “The Great Disappointment.” Some Millerites returned to their calculations and proposed new dates; others founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Likewise, Edgar C. Whisenant penned a book, 88 Reasons Why The Rapture Will Be, in 1988. Disappointed when it did not, he wrote a sequel entitled 89 Reasons Why the Rapture will be in 1989.

However, Paul Ehrlich famously predicted apocalypses of a secular sort throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Al Gore, Greta Thunberg, and their high priests and priestesses continue his tradition and continue to set dates. No one here as been as honest as the followers of Miller, who at least were willing to admit the disappointment of the first prediction.

Ehrlich, Gore, and Greta operate by blind faith no less than followers of Miller or Whisenant. The sole difference is that the secular cult is far larger, vehement, and far more influential.

Contrary evidence does not shake their faith in their theory. They have sworn fealty to the flag of Anti-Life, bowed to the Great Brass Idol of Depopulation, and will not betray their oaths.

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Bullet Points: 

** Photo shared over the transom from a VM blog reader: Graffito seen in Hell’s Kitchen (Manhattan) 27Sep2023. “The words of the prophet are written on the subway wall…”

** If elevators didn’t exist, the penthouse would be for the poor people.

** I’m walking into my third winter of death unvaxed, unboosted, with no discernable pronouns, and not a communist. I was asked by a potential employer what my pronouns were. I said, “Call me the Big Kahuna.” (crickets) I don’t know if we got the job. Who cares?

** Russian DIY weaponry. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I don’t know that I’d do it with an RBU – I’m familiar with the weapons system. “On a ground vehicle, it’s likely to be manually aimed … and wildly inaccurate.” – yeah. (h/t Claudio)

** When I was traveling, one of my daughter’s neighbors that I met asked about florine added to my drinking water. I said, “I have a well that goes down 800 feet, so that would be quite a trick.” She looked at me as if I was from Mars. “You drink untreated water?” She asked it as if she caught me slurping from a muddy hoof print. I love modern society. Then she noticed the handgun (carried open and lawfully in California), and her face paled even more. My daughter told me later, “I warned her.” I will return at Christmas and put a TRUMP 2024 sticker on her bumper. She goes to church with my daughter, so I might put a Darwin fish on it (on a moonless night) instead, to scandalize the congregants. I’ve done that in the past. I use that automobile cement, and the Darwin fish can be removed with heat from a hair dryer with no damage to the car. Not my first rodeo.

** Are cows farting worse than 6 billion pounds of pesticide sprayed every year?

** CDRSAL asks, “How much longer must the USA be the glue that holds ‘free’ Europe together or the force that keeps them from each other’s throats?”

CDRSAL didn’t ask, but I will — How long would we pour money into Ukraine if it wasn’t a scheme to launder a portion of the donated funds back into the Democrat Party and the Biden crime family?

** Chinese Aircraft Carrier Development (h/t Claudio) Radio Free Asia Article. Good article.

 

 Identify the Aircraft 

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There were a LOT of float planes in this era.

3

 

 Identify the LAV 

4

The license plate might be a clue.

5

 

24 COMMENTS

  1. Identify the Aircraft:
    1. Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master
    2. Sablatnig SF-2
    3. Macchi M.5

    Identify the LAV:
    4. Canadian LAV III
    5. Textron TAPV

  2. “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” It is truly amazing when Christians can’t read.

    You sure Socrates ain’t just waiting for Plato to finish his dump?

  3. My daughter told me later, “I warned her.”

    She knows you well. heh
    (a field report after said stickers are applied…followup is critical to success)

    Did not need to see Big Mike’s face first thing…geez.

    The Second Coming: As rel said, no one will know. Live your life as if He was coming today, best you are able. (Sermon over..my shortest one ever.)

  4. “Trying to make sense of it all.”
    I’m on my third day of a new gig.
    Nobody here to tell me what to do or how it’s done.
    There’s a large assembly cell that everyone’s working on, but no one can give me a sequence of operation.
    As far as I am told, I am the only controls engineer.
    But they’ve got contract guys working on it
    I just uploaded the PLC programs and am trying to make sense of it all.
    I feel like that guy at the blackboard.

    • That’s why they hired you, because you actually know what you are doing. I have no doubt you’ll get them straighten out in short order.

      Repeat after me, “I’m a professional, I’m here to help.” (a semi-nod to our education czar screwing up Reagan’s line, then again, maybe his deranged brain hears what Reagan said that way.)

        • Benn There, Done That, Ed!

          I know you’ll get it straightened out, but it might be a roller coaster ride. I remember seeing The Great Twinke Avalanche at the Hostess plant in Chicago after the PLC was “fixed” by the plant electrician. I swear, a whole truckload of Twinkes came down the line, just like in “Modern Marvels”, and took off for the sky because the last set of rollers they hit before getting packaged were turning backwards.

          I was quite a sight, similar to the WKRP Turkey Drop, but no windshields were damaged.

  5. LAV #5: Sitting in a heated cabin with a remotely operated gun on a nice clear day after the snowstorm finishes…why do I expect to see an elk (or reindeer?) strapped on top?

  6. When attaining my advanced degrees at Portland State, way back when. I use to slap NRA decals on cars already festooned with all sorts of liberal causes and virtue signaling. I never did see the outcomes, wish I had… I did never bother using automobile glue. I didn’t care if they came off or not. I am sure today if I was back in kindergarten college I would be slapping GOA and Trump 24 decals as well.

  7. LL, I’d almost forgotten about Betrayeus and Balls deep Broadwell, but now I remember. Thanks for that.

    And such a good thing our beloved rulers will continue to enrich themselves for another few months at least at the cost of the butcher bill. Dam, those private planes and mansions don’t come cheap!

    Vaguely on topic, will Mitchell toss its “cap” (?) into the race to replace the Senile Old Crook? Good luck with that, there’s never been a more popular president in the history of popularity.

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