Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018


On the road with Chip.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Because It's Friday

A Corliss steam engine:

Some of them are still in service.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

"I Am Spartacus"

Admiral William McRaven, a SEAL who retired in 2014 after 37 years of active duty, including commanding the US Special Operations Command, wrote an open letter to President* Trump to request that Trump also revoke his security clearance.
Dear Mr. President:

Former CIA director John Brennan, whose security clearance you revoked on Wednesday, is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. Few Americans have done more to protect this country than John. He is a man of unparalleled integrity, whose honesty and character have never been in question, except by those who don’t know him.

Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency.
No doubt that the Trumpanzees will be lining up to slander a man who served his country with honor, a man whose service goes back to the time when Commandante Bone Spurs was having sex with everything that moved while fending off claims of housing discrimination.

Once a Petty Dick, Always a Petty Dick, Part Infinity

President* Donald Trump said Wednesday that he revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan in part because of his role in the investigation into allegations of collusion between the Russian government and the 2016 Trump campaign.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump placed blame on Brennan for the ongoing Russia investigation, now overseen by special counsel Robert Mueller, even though Brennan has been outside the government for 19 months.

“I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham,” Trump told the Journal. “And these people led it!”

“So I think it’s something that had to be done,” he continued.
Obstruction of justice, much?

Stripping people's clearances because they do not demonstrate sufficient fealty to The Donalds is a petty, dickish move.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Once a Petty Dick, Always a Petty Dick

Celebrating the signing of the 2019 military authorization funding bill at Fort Drum in upstate New York on Monday, President* Donald Trump New York made no mention of the man whose name is attached to the legislation: John McCain.

The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 was named in honor of the longtime Arizona senator and former prisoner of war who is chair of the Senate Armed Service Committee and currently battling brain cancer.
Trump is a petty little excuse of a man. There are canines pooping in the park who are more dignified than Trump.

It would have cost Trump nothing to have a moment of magnanimity for McCain. But that's not Trump; he has the temper and self-control of a toddler boy and the prickly sense of personal self of a tweener girl.

And as to why he can't seem to bring himself to condemn Nazis, I suspect it's less a matter of kowtowing to his base and more a matter of Trump sympathizing with them.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Big Prop Noise

A PBY ex-firebomber.

I'm somewhat sure that all of firebombers that were surplus from WW2 have been retired.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Who's the Biggest Liar?

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman claims that Trump used the N-word.

Trump denies it.

Manigault has contradicted what's in her book.

On the other hand, I suspect that anyone who denies that Trump has used (or still uses) the N-word is smocking crack. That Trump is a racist crank is, by now, beyond reasonable dispute.

(And he's somewhat mobbed-up, which seems to bother no Republicans, ever.)

Still, hard to say who is the bigger liar. Even though Trump has accumulated enough Pinnochios to stock a lumber yard.


Chip is looking as innocent as the driven snow.

But, as you can see from the left side of his nose, he got into it with another cat.