Wednesday, May 27, 2020

A Judge Who Needs Promoting

Read the transcript here.

Correlation Likely Because Democrats Live in Petri Dishes


Sunday, May 24, 2020

COVID-19 Deaths vs. Suicides

Bay Area channel 7https://abc7news.com/suicide-covid-19-coronavirus-rates-during-pandemic-death-by/6201962/?fbclid=IwAR0uqRXm-2XvBwJySkSc1TguztIj1vz3gzZyuZ95Mwi9e_4VE0Dxmzhzg2s quotes a trauma surgeon who says that he is seeing more lockdown-related suicides than COVID-19 deaths and believes isolation needs to end.

I confess this surprises me, but I am a pretty optimistic person, and my income does require me to go to work except at the far side of the house.  People whose identity is tied to their work, or being cynical, to pub crawling are doubtless having a rough time 

Sod

Blogging from my phone because we extended the small backyard the previous owner had, by 64 rolls of sod.  Our daughter, son-in-law, and son came over to do the heavy lifting; the last time my wife and I sodded was 1987.  We were much younger than as you probably were also.  Even with them doing the hard part, we are stil in pain in every muscle we can identify.

 If you are reluctant to have kids, rethink that decision.   Raise them well and they will be a blessing in your old age.  Not the only reason, of course. 

Unfortunately, both of the springer spaniels love to dig.  They seemed to have learned to only dig in the dirt, but yesterday I caught the puppy rolling up the sod.  (Trying to dig makes it roll, which made it easier to put back down.)  I am on the back porch watching them.  The puppy has a shock collar.  The older one has learned that if I hold up the shock controller, it is time to do what she should.  

The puppy is running circuits of the yard and digging in the dirt.  I still need to watch them, so I am out on the porch enjoying a lovely afternoon instead of reading mass murder news stories from 1906.

After Reopening Idaho

Idaho Public Health reports five confirmed cases on 5/16 and 2 probables.  On May 22, no confirmed and 2 probables.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Lone Wolves Not As Smart As Often Assumed

The FBI said Thursday that a shooting at a Texas naval air station earlier in the morning that left the gunman dead is being investigated as “terrorism-related.”

The shooting began around 6:15 a.m. Thursday at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. The shooter tried to speed through a gate at the base in a vehicle, but security personnel put up a barrier in time to stop the shooting, U.S. officials said.

The man got out of the car and opened fire, wounding a Navy sailor who is a member of the security force at the base. Security personnel killed the shooter during the exchange of gunfire, according to officials.

“We have determined that the incident this morning at the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi is terrorism-related,” FBI Special Agent Leah Greeves said at an afternoon press conference.

A U.S. official told Fox News that the attacker was “an Arab male.” Federal investigators did not provide information about a possible second person of interest.

The facility was on lockdown for about five hours Thursday morning, but that was lifted shortly before noon.

U.S. officials told Fox News it took around five hours to access the body in the shooter's car because a bomb squad had to be brought in with robots to make sure the suspect was not wearing an explosive vest. Another official said the shooter had "lots of ammo."