Monday, May 11, 2015

Coffee and Provocation

Pet Passport Forgery on the Rise in the UK
No doubt this will lead to a massive entry of terrierists.

Fox Hunting Back on the Agenda
If you don't think it's the same all over, look at the recent election in the UK, where the left got beaten like a chimpanzee in a gorilla cage because they embraced stupid and wrong policies on fox hunting and immigration, which are the US equivalent of stupid positions on the Second Amendment and immigration. For fox, which are beyond biological limits in the UK, and immigrants, who cost society money and who are taking jobs, the British left has gone down like the Hindenburg at Lakehurst.  As a result, social welfare programs are going to be cut to the bone and civil rights are going to the ash can. One the upside, fox hunting is back on the agenda.  My advice to the British Left is to vote fox hunting back in -- send a message that when you asked for leadership on the left, you were not looking for a leader of Lemmings. And for God's sake learn something from the bright burning success of the Scottish National Party where the left gave people something to vote for.

Time to Declare War on Texas
Thank goodness O'Bummer is taking the lead on this. A war on Texas?  I'm in! Fire up the drones. Dust off the terminator droids. Unleash the mechanical dogs. Let's go Jade Helm 15!  Here's the plan: We declare war on Texas, LOSE, give it back to Mexico, and build a massive fortified fence on Oklahoma's southern border.

The Smart Suitcase
Samsung and Samsonite are working to create a line of microchip-enabled smart luggage that will use GPS to track your bag's location and send you updates via smartphones so you will know when your bag is lost and deposited onto the carousel.

The Great John Brown 
The great John Brown was born this week in 1800.  This is a man who risked and gave his life to end slavery. And as a consequence we remember him in song and story to this day. His truth still marches on.

The Great Elon Musk
The great Elon Musk has sold out his Power Wall home battery station in less than a week.  Nothing available until mid-2016.  Tesla may end up being a battery maker that happens to sell cars.

The Great Trancontinental Railroad
It was 146 years ago this week that the last spike joining the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads was hammered home. Traveling across the country no longer meant a ship passage around South America or a months-long journey by covered wagon.

Want One
George Crawford's little vardo wagon has rolled 20,000 miles in five years. A thing of practical beauty and craft.

Like Clouds in My Coffee:
“It's just like when you've got some coffee that's too black, which means it's too strong. What do you do? You integrate it with cream, you make it weak. But if you pour too much cream in it, you won't even know you ever had coffee. It used to be hot, it becomes cool. It used to be strong, it becomes weak. It used to wake you up, now it puts you to sleep.” - Malcolm X

1 comment:

Donald McCaig said...

Dear Patrick,
Re: Pet passport.
The UK is rabies paranoid.
Last year when I entered the UK with a dog and pet passport, the customs officials also demanded the originating documents (the USDA forms properly filled out and stamped). Pretty hard to counterfeit those, I'd think.

Donald McCaig