“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”  – George Bernard Shaw


Bullet Points:

* Shepard (The Mississippi Queen) Smith was canned from his job at CNBC two years after Fox News fired him. In the past, he might have fled to CNN but they’re shedding the woke. Could get a job as a weatherman in the North Dakota market? One complaint at Fox was that Smith had a boyfriend still in his mid-teens (an emancipated minor). I don’t know if he had a new one when he worked at CNBC, but it was said to be a pattern for Smith. Apparently, some people are still not woke enough to think that’s cool for a queen who is pushing sixty years of age.

* Should Ronna McDaniel – granddaughter of Michigan Governor and businessman George W. Romney and a niece of Massachusetts Governor and U.S. Senator Mitt Romney be in charge of the Republican Party? I don’t know that I have any standing to say one way or the other since I’m not a Republican.

* “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” –  Einstein

* Flu Shots are NOT effective with the elderly – An important and definitive “mainstream” government study done nearly a decade ago received little attention because the science came down on the wrong side. It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for the elderly, the mass vaccination program did not result in saving lives. In fact, the death rate among the elderly increased substantially.

The authors of the study admitted a bias going into the study. Here was the history as described to me: Public health experts long assumed flu shots were effective in the elderly. But, paradoxically, all the studies done failed to demonstrate a benefit. Instead of considering that they, the experts, could be wrong–instead of believing the scientific data–the public health experts assumed the studies were wrong. After all, flu shots have to work, right?

* No more ZuckBucks in Georgia?  The campaign finance laws in Georgia changed. Georgia SB 202, signed into law on March 5, 2021, prohibits Georgia election officials from accepting private election funding, which was the basis of CTCL’s notorious $330 million grant program under the guise of the Covid-19 “emergency” known as “Zuckbucks.” It’s an interesting article.

* San Francisco has its own language now and it reflects a very woke view of the world:




DRJIM lends a hand to a rookie…


Vegans are missing out.


On the hoof


  1. I think Shaw’s definition of “reasonable” leaves a bit to be desired. Perhaps a slightly different word would have worked better?

  2. Re: “Vegans Missing Out”

    That photo reminds me of a BBQ joint here in Kommiecticut called “Bear’s.” They serve their food plopped on parchment paper on a metal tray. Three locations in the Hartford area and a food truck for events. The line is always out the door.


    • It’s important to eat at a restaurant that serves adequate portions. I never fully understood the joy of eating at a place that charges a lot for a tiny morsel in the middle of the plate. Then again, I’ve never claimed to be one of America’s elite. I’m also about as far on the scale from woke as you can get. If a bear can satisfy his hunger at that place, it should work for me as well.

          • As long as the Dems don’t burn everything down if they lose an election. Would be less of a problem here.
            Meanwhile, my son is getting a job with Mittera headquartered in Des Moines. Most of his work can be done from home, but there will be some travel.

  3. My SF name would be “Trespassers Might Get Me Involved Person”.

    Have a vegan over for a group dinner and they stare at the chicken or steak on your plate.

    That DrJim…what a guy.

    Shanghai- I like these…”progress” as some would define it. Looks like they extended the upper left land mass into the channel to allow for more real estate. Mom would kid my dad whenever she’d see a new construction project sign, “Those damned developers”. Dad was a commercial real estate developer.

    • I watched Shanghai grow. I don’t know what the place is like now under Xi. The last time that I was there Xi was in power but he wasn’t in POWER. I have a buddy who lived there but fled to Kuala Lumpur about a year ago. Shanghai during Covid was miserable by all reports.

      My memories of the place are fond – it’s one of the true, great, international cities. I have never been fond of Beijing. It’s a place to be avoided. But I liked Shanghai. The phrase “Shanghai Girl” describes the women there and it’s not complimentary. As with most things, it’s an overgeneralization.

  4. got a 8 digit grid on that bbq? or just a name/town would suffice. they don’t have anything like that around here. sadly.

  5. On the hoof. Happy to see your local emergency food supply is accommodating enough to parade past for a quality check.

    Shanghai. I wonder what it will look like and what the population will be in another 30 years.

    Vegans. It is a constant difficult struggle but good to see you are sticking to the keto diet.

    SF Terminology. What do you call a persons who just wants no one to mess with them and to be left alone? A non-involved person perhaps?

    • That’s Joey. Elmo is his twin brother. I saw them right after they were born and have watched them grow into fine specimens (and a source of ready meat).

      Loup Blanc

  6. There’s a lot of truth to the appending of Florida to Rhode Island.

    I wouldn’t include New York in New England… having been Dutch, and all.

    Odd map.


    • New York City won’t be around long as presently constituted. It’s being turned into even more of an urban ghetto as businesses and the productive leave.

  7. Conspiracy theory, flue shots for the elderly. Getting rid of those frail resource consumers early to free up resources for the young and (?)productive.

    Does being 78 and haven’t had a flu shot in over a decade make me an enemy of the state?

    Strangely, I haven’t had the flu in decades.

  8. Wife was sick for a month after getting this year’s flu shot. This will be her last, and she agrees. I’ve sworn off of them even before the Clot Shot nonsense.

    As to anyone living in a ‘free’ city in Communist China, who could not see the coming crackdown? I would feel bad for those people but they had the chance to leave, and many in Hong Kong actively wanted ChiCom rule.

    Do you have one of those large walk-in freezers like people get for their game camp? If not, that might be a good purchase before the coming Fall (not season, I mean ‘Fall’ as in ‘Fall of Civilization.’)

    • MRSLL isn’t as tall as I am and digging through chest freezers doesn’t work well, so I bought stand-up (but not walk-in) freezers.

      • If you shoot a lot of game or buy a lot of meat, like buying a whole or half cow or pig, a small walk-in is a great way to go. They look just like the ones in restaurants, and are assembled out of panels. You can add additional insulation, just in case.

        If you got the scratch, it’s worth it. I know people who have meat stored at a processor, but that relies on being able to get one’s stuff out of a processor, and, of course, the processor is miles and miles away, so a no-go in bad weather or bad times.

    • In fairness, a lot of the couldn’t get out. The Brits fucked over the Gurkha, hard for all of their loyal service, and wouldn’t give them UK passports.

      I guess having loyal, civilized, hard-working people coming into the country would have interfered with turning the place into New Pakistan.

      For all the people who think Liz II was just peachy, that’s another one that can go on her plate.


  9. “Mormon Autonomous Zone”? Oh, well, I can always drive up to Omega Dakota, I guess….

    Yeah, these damn kids they graduate these days. They leave a 20 cent blocking diode out of the circuit to show their boss they’re “Cost Conscious”, and then they start having warranty problems. They just don’t realize you can’t do everything in software.

    I’m not too much into BBQ, but that pilled pork on the corner of the tray sure looks good….

    Haven’t stated seeing the deer all around here yet, but we will when the snow starts.


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