Sunday, December 10, 2017

Why Am I Not Surprised?

Rep. Hastings (D-FL) was accused of sexual harassing am employee which resulted in a $22,000 settlement.  You may recall Hastings was impeached and removed from the federal bench because he solicited a bribe from a defendant.   His response was,  "is it because I'm black?"  This worked so well that Florida voters sent him to Congress.

Roll Call https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/alcee-hastings-sexual-harassment/?utm_source=news-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletters

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Breitbart is Not High on My Trust List Anymore

But this seems pretty important.  One of Roy Moore's accusers has another reason to pursue him.  11/15/17 Breitbart:
“As it turns out, in 1999 Ms. Nelson filed a divorce action against her then-husband, Mr. Harris,” Jauregui said. “Guess who that case was before? It was filed in Etowah County and the judge assigned was Roy S. Moore, circuit judge of Etowah County. There was contact.”
I see why Alabamians are likely to elect Moore.  They can smell the stink from this sewer because they are closer to the septic tank.

12/8/17 U.K. Guardian:
Moore faces – and denies – multiple accusations of sexual misconduct towards teenage girls decades ago, including one involving a 14-year-old.
Beverly Young Nelson was 16 when, she alleges, Moore groped her and tried to force her into a sex act in his car. Nelson has offered as evidence a 1977 high school yearbook that she says was signed by Moore. The inscription reads: “To a sweeter more beautiful girl I could not say Merry Christmas. Christmas 1977. Love, Roy Moore, DA. 12-22-77 Olde Hickory House.”
Olde Hickory House was the restaurant in Gadsden, Alabama, where Nelson worked when Moore, in his 30s at the time, allegedly assaulted her. The entire note was initially implied to have been written by Moore, which he denied. Nelson acknowledged on Friday that the date and location annotations were hers.

Need Some Cross Ballpoint Pen Refills?

I am trying to find replacement cartridges for a pen from the Cato Institute that has irrational sentimental value.  I thought I needed Cross pen cartridges, so I ordered a pack of 6 from Amazon.  No, not the right cartridges.  Need them for a Cross pen?  Returning them was more than shipping.  Happy to mail them to you, no charge.

Hard to Top This as Revisionism Gone Wild

12/8/17 Daily Wire:
Ever the innovator, Pope Francis suggested during a television interview on Wednesday an update the Lord’s Prayer, the "Our Father" given by Christ to his Apostles. The pontiff rejects the common translation of the final verse, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” as a poor translation because it implies that God rather than Satan leads people into temptation.

Odd Static Problem

I have some wireless headphones that I use with my TV.  They plug into the 1/4" jack on the antique stereo receiver to which the TV output goes.  The stereo puts out the right signal to the similarly antique speakers.  As soon as I remove the headphones from the charging cradle: static.  I suspect either headphones or charging cradle/wireless transmitter has gone bad.  All the connectors are tight.  Any other guesses?

How Do You Know Christmas is Coming?

ScopeRoller is getting orders.  Maybe closing it is premature.

Darn Useful for Finding Your Missing Android

Isn't "Little Lost Android" the name of a famous short story?  Lost my phone.  The Life360 app on my wife's phone told me it was in my house.  But where?  Ringtone off for church means you can't find it by calling it, but this page lets you force it to ring for 5 minutes even if ringtone is off.  It has to be on, and connected to your Google account, but it helped me find it in my bathrobe pocket.  Just listen for the Darth Vader theme.  This page lets you see where you have been, going back many  months.  Google as the new CIA:
Unlike the Android Device Manager, the Timeline feature of Google Maps doesn’t focus on tracking down a lost phone. You can use your location data for many different things such as looking up past travel routes or last night’s pub crawl tour.