Captioned: (Israeli Air Force) AH-64D Saraph. I just wanted to post a photo of a helicopter. In this case, one capable of ending Palestinians.



There are still a lot of concerns over the vaccine. Ask LSP about his son’s reaction and the week he spent in ICU.


The US has gone INSANE

If you’ve been around for the last year or so, it’s tough to argue the point. In yet another chapter of the saga, American embassies across the world marked the anniversary of George Floyd’s death by overdose by prominently displaying the Black Lives Matter flag.

In Athens, the flag was hanged in such a manner that it covered the official US embassy seal.

“We raise this banner in honor of George Floyd, murdered one year ago today, in solidarity with people around the globe seeking a world without racial discrimination and a future with equal opportunity for all,” read a post from the embassy’s official account, which included the hashtag “#BlackLivesMatter”.

Similar displays took place at American embassies in Madrid and Sarajevo, while US Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy tweeted an image of the flag on the fencing surrounding the embassy in Phnom Penh.

Marking the 1-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, U.S. Embassies around the world hung "Black Lives matter" banners.
Marking the 1-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, U.S. Embassies around the world hung “Black Lives Matter” banners.

The demonstrations have the blessing of President Biden’s State Department. A leaked memo first obtained by Human Events and authenticated by Fox News read in part: “The Department supports the use of the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ in messaging content, speeches, and other diplomatic engagements with foreign audiences to advance racial equity and access to justice on May 25 and beyond. We encourage posts to focus on the need to eliminate systemic racism and its continued impact.”

The department also tweeted out a video marking the anniversary of Floyd’s death in which Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed: “For the United States to be a credible force for human rights around the world, we have to face the realities of racism and hatred here at home.

The U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece displays a Black Lives Matter so that it cover the official seal.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece displays a Black Lives Matter so that it covers the official seal.

The deification of a domestic terror organization is an event that many Americans view with profound sorrow. But it’s what we’ve come to expect from the Jo/Ho sho.

Q – What is a racist?

A – Somebody who wins an argument with a prog.




Recalling an Air Show

The Sknyliv air show disaster occurred on July 27, 2002, when a Ukrainian Air Force Sukhoi Su-27 multirole fighter jet, piloted by Volodymyr Toponar and co-piloted by Yuriy Yegorov, crashed during an aerobatics presentation at Sknyliv airfield near Lviv, Ukraine. The accident killed 77 people and injured 543, 100 of whom were hospitalized. It is the deadliest air show accident in history.

Both pilots managed to eject seconds before the destruction of their aircraft.

The accident happened due to pilot error, as the pilots attempted a rolling maneuver too close to the ground, ending in the loss of control of the aircraft, which slammed against the spectator area, running over everyone in its path.

For that reason, I have avoided air shows where Soviet and former Soviet pilots are showing off.  Call me prejudiced if you must.


Have a Great Weekend

When people have too much time on their hands.


Serious Question:

How many tacos do you eat in one sitting if there is nothing else on the plate?

I’m not asking how many can you eat before throwing up. I’m asking how many you would typically eat?

If you’re reading this, please answer below. It’s not a scientific survey or anything. I’m simply trying to decide whether I’m normal or a pig.

Next, how hot do you like your salsa/sauce? Mild, Wild, slight burn, or gates of HELL have opened? Salsa is important to a taco.

Some say the lime is important as well. Do you squeeze a quarter of a lime on your taco before devouring it?

I’m not going to ask if you feel guilty of cultural appropriation if you eat a taco. Of course, you do — but you’re going to eat them anyway.

Can you eat tacos on Memorial Day? Yes, the US fought a war with Mexico and we won. That’s reason enough.

The Mexican-American War was a conflict between the United States and Mexico, fought from April 1846 to February 1848. It stemmed from the annexation of the Republic of Texas by the U.S. in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (the Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (the U.S. claim).

Today there is an invasion primarily by Central American people to reclaim the land between the Nueces and the Rio Grande. Do not let that stop you from eating tacos.


  1. Seems like a real money-saver, if you can get people to put their own serial number tattoos on.

    I can’t fault your avoidance of Russian airshows, but we are certainly capable of utter jackassery too – fortunately, the day before the airshow in this instance:–evM

    3-4 tacos is about right for me. Not suggesting anybody should ever emulate my eating habits by any means, though.

    Hope everyone has a good long weekend !


    • There is an ink craze that is still underway where people have their bodies tattooed with just about anything – most of it hideous. The plague tats are just the latest entry.

  2. I used to like max hot, but now I go with medium hot and enjoy the flavor of the taco more.
    Never did care for the taste of lime on anything.
    How many I eat varies based on calorie output. Around 4 is for normal activities. Before retiring, when I was being fairly active, I could eat 8-10 without breaking out a sweat. If the White Wolf Mine is keeping you active I’ll bet you can put a few away 🙂

    • I don’t eat as many as I used to, Frank. Two or three, chased by a Diet DP. If I’ve been out working at the WWM all day, maybe a fourth one.

      • Running for 3-4 hours a day burned off calories very quickly.
        Now I can just gain weight by looking at food so ‘normal’ meals occur once or twice a week, at most.

        • I wasted my knees in my youth. I don’t have replacement/bionic knees, but I need to know my limitations and ~try~ not to tax them such that they hurt. And it does lower my mobility. As with you, I try to keep normal meals in check – and sometimes I falter.

  3. If the tacos are the size of the ones in the photo, then 4 to 5 of them would be just the right amount. A slight burn on the salsa. Just enough heat to make it interesting, but not enough to drown out the flavor. And I love lime on my tacos. I don’t douse them, just enough to brighten up the taste.

  4. Cov-Tatdiots- Ignorance of history and religion…at least they’ll be self-identifiable when being rounded up for re-education (only slightly tongue-in-cheek). The Fowch Mengele and his evil cohorts manipulated SARS Cov1 DNA “to be more deadly” (and people listen to him??). Thne we have the market pushed mRNA snake-oil to “keep us safe” (for a 99.8% recovery rate under 70)…no thanks…there are thousands of adverse reaction cases. What will this portend down the road? We shall see. Trusting the government is foolish.

    BLM- Another fabricated scam…followers are useful idiots employed by the “self pronounced” ruling class for purposes of division and unrest. Grift’s come in all manners these days, the fire hose effect, hard to keep things tamped down.

    Heard this from a fighter pilot: “If you hear the jet, you’re already dead.”

    Most people don’t observe, and those who do aren’t very good at it.

    Taco’s- 3-4 on a normal night, 5-6 if I skipped lunch and fixed fence all day. “Mild” is my go to, altho like the hotter on occasion but it doesn’t like me. Lime is fine for a little added zing. THOSE are some nice taco’s…who cares what others think when culture add to “life is good”.

    • Fighter pilots are often overly optimistic. It’s their nature. Now if it’s an A-10…maybe they have a point.

      The whole plague BS wears on me. The plague is over, it was a bad flu year. The Chinese were behind it. The Chinese own Jo/Ho so nothing’s going to happen. We all need to move on. Sadly, the bigger problem is inflation and the media will spike those stories.

      • I am still confounded how easily so many went along with this nonsense. History repeats when people are weak-minded. Maybe people are getting more stupid.

        All that aside, THE important [1st world problem] question…did the freezer show up as expected?

        • Context: They were supposed to call an hour before delivering the freezer. I had work to do and was off doing that when they arrived, without calling. They had an AT&T phone and AT&T phones don’t work within 100 miles or more of the White Wolf Mine. Verizon is the only service available.

          But yes, the freezer was unloaded, plugged in, and it works. I’m pleased.

          • At least they delivered to the right place. My 12 pallets of Pavestone are still sitting in Fort Collins with them still trying to figure out how to deliver. After 21 days of patience and promises I’m close to telling them I want a refund, let them deal with the result.

          • What’s with us men buying appliances? Just ordered a Gladiator freezer/fridge set for the new garage. Best price and availability was only two garage gear outfits (out of stock at HD, Lowes, etc), Washington or Jersey. Jersey was a better deal (Memorial Day sale), chatted with them to check whether they were legit, plus for $30 they take the old unit and boxes away. Crossing fingers they show up when expected.

          • It’s always nice to have cold stuff in the garage. If the women-folk aren’t on the game, we men need to step it up. And apparently, we’re doing just that.

            The next thing that I need to do is to get my garage cleaned up and in order. It has NOT been shipshape since I moved to the mine. There is plenty of blame to go around, directed at me and my own personal sloth.

  5. About half a dozen tacos will do the trick. In my youth, when I had a faster metabolism, I could eat considerably more without weight gain. When I was 25, buffets feared my name. Nowadays not so much. Back to the tacos. I’ve never used lime but would not object to it. My preferred salsa runs medium hot. I have been served food by Hispanic friends and cultural appropriation was the last thing on their minds. More important was my enjoyment of what was served.

    • I have MANY Mexican/Latino friends. My youngest daughter married a Hispanic guy. My second youngest daughter married a 1/2 Hispanic guy. In all my life, I’ve never heard them complain about cultural appropriation. Most of that comes from liberal/prog white college professors who are in desperate need of an enema.

  6. The US went totally insane after Orange Man Bad had the nerve to be elected President. About 40% of this country somehow ended up with seriously crossed wiring. I was in Missoula two weeks ago and saw many BLM signs around town. One was even in a business. Most business owners have the sense to keep away from such polarizing in-your-face displays.

      • I don’t get it either and, yes, I know it’s a college town but I think it is deeper than that. The kids that end up there are outdoorsie types that should be a lot like us. Otherwise go to Rutgers or one of those eastern places.

        The pre-k through 12 has brainwashed these kids. No way we grab this country back. It’s too late.

        • I find that a lot of people in this nation are F-ing STUPID. That’s about the kindest I can be. I hear them talk and ask them, “do you understand what you’re saying?” And the point is that they really don’t. Room temperature IQ’s (on a cold day) don’t make for a healthy country.

          • Kinda the same here. “College Town” with lots of hip, trendy, man-bun-wearing Soy Boys, but thankfully few young women with pink/purple/blue hair and enough piercings to spot from orbit.

          • I see youth in the college town of Flagstaff (Northern Arizona Univ) and wonder at the quality of the drugs that they’re taking. It must be good stuff because the concept of a fried egg comes to mind every time I’m there.

  7. Tacos: ’round these parts, the taco plate comes with 3 tacos, so that’s what I usually eat. Lime is good. Depends on the salsa of course, but mildly spicy as a rule. ( I think there’s little point to spicing your food to the point where it hurts both going in and coming out, because you can’t taste anything if your mouth is burning.)

    > [avoided Soviet airshows] Call me prejudiced if you must.
    Yeah, not just air shows. In multinational clinical trials we (as researchers/analysts) tend to dread data from the former Iron Curtain countries. The data quality is generally waaay below western standards, but the countries are appealing to pharma/device companies because they’re cheaper to operate in. (Out of Russia I’ve literally seen supposedly-paired before/after MRI studies – for cardiac effects of some blood pressure drug – where the “before” was a fat man and the “after” a slender woman. And no, the drug did NOT have sex change as an off-target effect.)

    State: Hasn’t DOS always been a nest of anti-Americans and sexual deviants?

    Cultural Appropriation: Wiki, the source of truth (insomuch as “truth” can exist when there is no objective reality and a person with XY and external genitalia is therefore a woman) tells us: “Cultural appropriation is the adoption of an element or elements of one culture or identity by members of another culture or identity. This can be controversial when members of a dominant culture appropriate from minority cultures.” Italics mine. So it’s okay for a guy named Miguel Techalotzi to write code on his PC in air-conditioned comfort, but Jimmy Walsh is a cultural criminal if he eats a taco. It’s important to understand The Rules.

    • The rules change more often than progs change underwear. Seriously.

      Yes, if the salsa is too hot going in one end, it will be too hot going out the other. I’m not a doctor, but I can understand cause and effect.

  8. How ever many tacos were on my plate. That would probably be 3 or 4.
    The salsa should have great flavor and some burn, sweat is not necessary. It can’t be too hot as that would over power the taste.
    Lime? If it’s there, unless it was a fish taco I wouldn’t go looking for it.
    I’m an American, I grew up in a melting pot America… eating tacos, spaghetti, hamburgers, hotdogs, steak, corn, rice krispies, perogies and anything my mom put in front of me. It’s all my cultures food!

  9. Tragedy about the airshow crash at Sknyliv. The one at Ramstein back in 88? was also serious. The B-52 crash at Fairchild is in my neck of the woods and while I didn’t live in Washington then, I’ve talked to a lot of people who were on active duty at Fairchild when it happened. The pilot should have been canned many years before the crash happened. The plane came down within a hundred yards of the bomb dump. If it had hit there , wow, all sorts of a mess.

    Tacos, the ones on the plate look delicious. I eat a Lot less then I used to so maybe 3. I like medium hot, it seems to bring out the flavor a bit. Never tried lime but will the next time just to see what it adds to the taste.

    • I heard about the crash at Fairchild – the same thing that you heard. Some people should never fly. I had an uncle, my favorite uncle. He crashed three airplanes and walked away from all three. God wanted him to live. That’s all I can figure. He’s one of those people who shouldn’t have flown.

  10. Airshows–you just never know. Wife and I were in the crowd 12 September ’92 at the Chico, CA airport when Bede BD 5-J N45DH attempted a split S which ended in a figure “9”. I have also attended the Reno Air Races more than once. Fortunately was not there when Galloping Ghost went down. Would I attend again? Yes.

    Tacos–per your photo, three. Four if I skipped lunch. Lime is for my margarita, although I don’t drink much hard liquor these days. I am way down on the heat scale, so everything is mild for me. That said, my threshold seems to have increased a bit living in Texas.

    The inmates are running the asylum. “Cattle branding themselves”. I’m stealing that. If I were to walk by a government flag pole flying that garbage, possibly I could restrain myself from taking out my knife and cutting the halyard. Or not. If the flag pole was on private property, it would be duly noted in my AO survey.

    The Mexican-American War–Here is one of my favorite bits–

    “When Camargo was reached, we found a city of tents outside the Mexican hamlet. I was detailed to act as quartermaster and commissary to the regiment. The teams that had proven abundantly sufficient to transport all supplies from Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande over the level prairies of Texas, were entirely inadequate to the needs of the reinforced army in a mountainous country. To obviate the deficiency, pack mules were hired, with Mexicans to pack and drive them. I had charge of the few wagons allotted to the 4th infantry and of the pack train to supplement them. There were not men enough in the army to manage that train without the help of Mexicans who had learned how. As it was the difficulty was great enough. The troops would take up their march at an early hour each day. After they had started, the tents and cooking utensils had to be made into packages, so that they could be lashed to the backs of the mules. Sheet-iron kettles, tent-poles, and the mess chests were inconvenient articles to transport in that way. It took several hours to get ready to start each morning, and by the time we were ready some of the mules first loaded would be tired of standing so long with their loads on their backs. Sometimes one would start to run, bowing his back and kicking up until he scattered his load; others would lie down and try to disarrange their loads by attempting to get on the top of them by rolling on them; others with tent-poles for part of their loads would manage to run a tent-pole on one side of a sapling while they would take the other. I am not aware of ever having used a profane explicative in my life; but I would have the charity to excuse those who may have done so, if they were in charge of a train of Mexican pack mules at the time.

    2Lt U.S. Grant Camargo, Mexico
    August, 1846

    Excerpt from Ulysses S. Grant—Memoirs and Selected Letters
    ISBN 978-0-94045058-5

    • I worked on a UAV project that was part IARPA, part Cal Tech, etc. and we tested prototypes at Stead. As a result, I was at the races in 2014. Fun stuff. But no crazy Russians.

      Thanks for those recollections by US Grant. I think that people are unnecessarily harsh when it comes to him. He didn’t have an easy life and he was very earnest and overall, a good man.

  11. 3 tacos like those pictured. Medium-medium hot salsa. I haven’t tried lime.
    Common sense used to be fairly common, back when stupidity carried a cost measured in pain and blood. Now it is seen so rarely it comes under superpower classification

  12. More insanity (enemy action)–

    “According to the Wall Street Journal, the USS Ronald Reagan is the only aircraft carrier currently in the Asia-Pacific region, but officials said the ship will leave its post in Yokosuka, Japan, and travel to Afghanistan in early summer, where it will operate for at least four months.”

    Opening the door to Taiwan?

  13. One of my proudest U.S. memories as a teenager is being allowed to raise Old Glory by a park Ranger one fine morning in rural Virginia. And I’m not even an American.

    Ramstein was a disaster, and the Frecce Tricolori have tried to live it down ever since. I’ve attended their shows, the display is now well away from the crowds, often over water. Pity, the bombshell formation was designed to happen right over the spectators. OTOH, they’ve NOT given up their trademark 10-ship formation, including a soloist performing the “mad flier” routine, and flying AGAINST the main 9-ship flight. You need to see it to believe it.

    • I love air shows. I’ve been to a lot of them. I’d love to watch the Italian Team fly. Maybe the next time I’m in Italy? Once things get back to normal. If that ever happens.

      • Thunder Over Michigan often occurs over my roof.
        Many times I’m in my garage and hear four Pratt Whitneys thundering and step out into my driveway to see Yankee Lady overhead and pray for it and it’s crew. In a selfish way.

      • Same here. I mentioned the Chico Air Shows above. We lived about a mile from the airport with line of sight. Lots of props and jets turnin’ and burnin’ over our roof over the years. Lawn chairs and cold beer and watch the show. Scanner tuned to the tower frequency.

        The shows were on Saturdays. The bulk of the aircraft would fly in on Friday, and late in the day some would be airborne practicing or just having fun. One Friday it was just after sunset and IIRC, there were four or five P-51 Mustangs in the air. They all came in to land line astern, north to south, downwind leg right down the street next to our house, about 500 feet up. Gear and flaps down, and blue flame from the exhaust ports. Almost had to remind myself to breathe.

  14. No ink on me, My dad used to say only sailors and cons wear ink.
    No lime, 4or 5 tacos and the salsa needs to make me sweat a little.

  15. Three of those tacos should do the trick, with medium hot sauce, not so hot as to drown out the taste, it’s meant to complement, not overwhelm. And no lime, that’s for margaritas or gin and tonic. And “cultural appropriation” my ass, it’s an honor and compliment to other cultures to enjoy what they have to offer. How about a great big thank you and “My that was delicious”.

  16. The Mexican restaurant we frequent has a taco plate I favor with three tacos.
    I’m done at one, but eat the other two.
    Might have something to do with the beans and rice.

  17. Re tacos: if it’s Taco Bell swill (I know I’m not the only one who indulges from time to time) then 3.
    The salsa should be hot enough to be interesting, which I think is what all of the other replies say too. We allow much hotter than makes sense if it’s buffalo wings, but that isn’t tacos.

    The tacos in the picture though, those look like a rare high-end treat. Allow 4 or even 5 if the restaurant is far enough away so that it’s a rare thing to get. Those look much higher end than what I get. My wife doesn’t like Mexican, so I only get it when she’s out of town visiting family or friends.

    • The quality of Taco Bell has declined to the point where I don’t go there much at all. It’s like kosher Mexican food or something.

    • I can’t eat hot the way that I used to either. But if it’s ketchup, that doesn’t work.

  18. Three tacos. Four if I’m famished. With or without a squeeze of lime. I grew up in a household where consumption of hot peppers and hot salsa was a matter of honor. I also grew out of it. Mild to just a little, very little burn for me. I lost my taste for molten lava.

    • Most of the same stuff in tacos can be found in burritos. But I’m with you. I like chili relleno burritos, WSF. You rarely find a great one, but when you do, cherish the restaurant.

  19. 12 Taco-Hell tacos and 3 Taco-Hell burritos, but that’s not real food.

    6-8 of standard size tacos, home-made or restaurant bought. I can push it to 12 if I’m really hungry, with a side of chips and mild salsa, or two, or three…

    As to salsa, mild. I can mouthly handle medium or even hot, but my digestive system and the out-flow gate are definitely anti-hot spice. I know, TMI, but if I didn’t supply TMI I wouldn’t be me, would I.

    Now, as to ordinary meals I can control myself, but pasta and tacos and burritos and enchiladas and fried chicken and a few other meals (like Thanksgiving with all the fixings) I have always had the ability to gorge without making myself sick. Of course, I am also not under 200lbs…

    Meh. Food. Good food is worth eating to enjoy it. And, to make matters worse, my wife has helped turn me into a great cook. I wouldn’t eat so much if Dinty Moore Beef Stew was the highlight of my day, rather than being emergency rations for really bad times (it’s good when you’re cold and miserable and don’t have the time or energy to actually cook something good. Otherwise DMBS is right below C-Rats…)

    • You have a robust appetite for tacos and burritos. For me a lot has to do with the quality. There are a few Mexican joints that come to mind. Sadly, they’re all in California and I left them behind. I don’t know if any of them survived the plague…sic transit gloria mundi.

      • Yep. Was a good day for my wallet, but not my spirit, when we moved from near the best Mexican restaurant I’ve ever eaten at besides the one in the middle of the friggin desert in California where the walls were covered in bullfighting posters and you parked your car in an alley so it would be shaded and not a metal heat-death machine when you got back. But that place was in the late ’60s so I doubt it still exists – old times way old times.

        But moving from being near Las Margaritas to where Corporate-Mex-Tex is the only thing available has done wonders for the bank account. But not my soul. Sadly, not my soul…

        • The hole in the wall Mexican joints (inevitably there are bullfighting posters on the wall) are the best. I recall one in Greenriver, Utah. There’s not much in Greenriver. It’s an exit on I-70, right before (or after) you cross the Green River. There was a place just like that. Essentially it was a room added onto the house where Abuela would cook for people. There was a wood stove in the corner during cold months to warm. the room. Wood floor, corrugated steel roof and walls.

          Drinks were pulque (home made brew) or poured from bottles of Mescal, with the worm in the bottle, or fresh squeezed fruit juice (seasonal). The food was outstanding.

  20. COVID tats….never thought I’d see that. Pretty strong Virtue Signaling.

    No comment on the BLM thugs….

    I went to the El Toro airshow on a Saturday one year so I could see “Sabre Dance” perform. He crashed it on Sunday.

    I can eat about three tacos that size, as long as I don’t fill up on chips and salsa. Don’t care for the lime, or the cilantro. Are those radishes I see on the plate?

    I prefer mildly hot. The “Weapons Grade Hot Suace” I’ve seen people eat just ruins the food for me. It’s worse than putting steak sauce on a really good piece of beef. We had guys from Seattle come down to help us with launches, and they brought some stuff that glowed-in-the-dark. Even the Filipino Marine Crew guys wouldn’t touch it. Their “Red Rooster” stuff was hot enough for them.

    • Filipinos don’t eat really hot stuff. Not the way that the Thais do. A friend of mine, Thai, loved tacos, but he put those purple Thai chilis on them. It made the air around the taco ripple with the heat.

  21. 2 tacos, maybe 3, once in a while. In this maddening world, who knows what is normal anymore. As per the sauces, I can’t handle too much spice to be honest, but somehow here the spiciness runs in veins so I always keep tissues and cold water next to me.

    I hope you’re doing well LL. Strange times are going on it feels, and who knows, stranger times awaits.

    • Too much spice for YOU, Ms. Assassin. I wouldn’t have thought that would be the case.

      Strange times indeed. I live in the mountains now, just about as remote as you can get in North America (lower 48 – Alaska is a different story). I’m trying to distance myself from the insanity.

      • I know, messed up wiring I guess (forgot to install spice tolerance or something). Haha.

        Good that you’ve found the way to keep your sanity intact. I’m still struggling to keep mine. That’s probably why I’m back here (again). This place does something good to me.

  22. Whoa! Delicious tacos!

    As for the vax… so people are tattooing that? Wow. Nearly killed my kid. Like no foolin.

    • I don’t expect that John will get a vax tattoo to help him recall the week that he spent in ICU, hovering between life and death with the grim reaper standing bedside?

  23. I used to eat four small soft tacos. I still do if they’re Taco Bell’s. I use large soft tacos now and they’re as big as my plate. I only eat two of those. In fact I had two last night for the fifth night in a row. That finished the pack of ten. I had the fixins’ left, so I just finished two taco burgers for breakfast this morning.

    This Gringo goes MILD all the way.

  24. Sesame beef tacos, is the name but it’s barely a taco. Radishes red cabbage cilantro ,, it’s very good.
    The first time it came in one of those boxes with everything included to prepare the meal , my wife just buys the ingredients , adds to it, it’s even better now. Oh yeah, spiracha heats it up

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