Wednesday, January 30, 2013


I've now received two copies of the following idiocy in my email:

Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:45:39 +0700
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Sandy Hook Shooting Didn't Happen

Excerpt from Muad'Dib's January 7th, 2013 Critical Mass Radio interview:

..They used a poster child for this to get everybody's sympathy and to get everybody's emotions up so that they could hopefully bring in a gun ban. They used a little poster child, a little blonde-haired blue-eyed six year old girl. She was the face, the poster child. She was supposedly killed along with the other 19 six year olds and seven year olds at Sandy Hook. Three days later Obama was there doing a photo op and she's sitting on his knee. She's supposed to be dead, used as a poster child, this little girl died - she's sitting on Obama's knee three days later. The same little girl. 

And then they have her parents interviewed. It shows that they're all actors. It never really happened, because the guy that was supposedly her dad, is shown in the video where he's to the side and he's laughing and joking with other people and then he's called up in front of the camera. He's off to the left. Then he's called to the center, to the focus of the camera to be interviewed and to give his speech about Sandy Hook and about his daughter. And he goes from on the side from laughing and joking with everybody, he comes up to the center and ... he takes the joking, smiling face off and you can see him physically trying to force his face to look sad and then he starts talking about how his daughter's been killed. They're actors. There were no bodies. 

It was a made for TV drama to try to ram through the gun control laws, because they want to kill the American people and they can't kill armed people. That's why Hitler disarmed the Germans, it's why Stalin disarmed the Russians, it's why chairman Mao disarmed the Chinese and they killed between them something like 120 million of their own people. And that's what they want to do in America and they can't do it because the people have the Second Amendment and they have guns. So they have to do all of this, and they'll keep doing it. There will be more incidents like this, which are made for television, until they manage to persuade the American people to give up their guns. And then they'll start killing the Americans. Because the Americans are the only people stopping them from doing what they want to do already. They know they can't put their next phase, which is reducing the world's population, they can't put that phase into operation whilst the Americans have got millions!
  of guns. 

How the fuck did I get on this person's mailing list?

What do you even say about this level of crazy? I mean we could examine the little details like how this massive conspiracy is necessary so the ebil gubmint can kill all its citizens. Because obviously if we citizens have our cute little semi-automatic rifles to protect us, we'll be completely invulnerable to the government's drones and vast stockpiles of biological weaponry. Right. But that's just the tip of the crazy, crazy iceberg in this one. Definitely not willing to examine this person's various issues any further.

The "author" (I'm being generous -- "screed spewer" is probably more accurate) closes with this:

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Uh, thanks, but no, really, I'm fine.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Bridgeport Hop Czar

The first IPA I ever tasted was a Bridgeport IPA, back in the early nineties.  It was a memorable experience, and when I think of traditional IPAs, I still have that first Bridgeport in my head.

Hop Czar takes that well-balanced traditional IPA and just turns it up  a couple notches.  It's got more hops and more malt and alcohol to balance it, but it's still very drinkable.  It is deceptively strong and I've been known to have a few pints of this and then be surprised at how difficult it was to stagger in a semi-straight line away from the table.

Nice floral hop nose, excellent flavor with good malt and a proper  amount of bitter finishing hops to clean up.

Damn good stuff!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Grudge

Watched a bit of the idiotic "hearing" with Secretary Clinton today and then I later put on this album:

Perfect match!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gray and Green

No, this post is not about the excellent news that a certain person won't be in Oregon anymore.

This is what dreary looks like -- this picture was taken a little after noon. It's been like this since last Friday's "sunrise" post, with only occasional breaks of sun peeking through for a couple minutes. The temperature has ranged from about 24 to 35 degrees (F).

At least it's not raining.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Sunrise

Not a bad start to the day. Fog set in shortly after the pic was taken, and has just now cleared again.