Thursday, July 27, 2017

RIP To Hero Dog

Military dog farewell
From the Chicago Tribune: Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
Cena the 10-year-old black lab received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship in Muskegon, and carried off in a flag-draped coffin.
Cena, who was recently diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, was a bomb-sniffer for the Marines until his retirement in 2014. The celebration for Cena was organized by his owner, Lance Cpl. Jeff Young, who was paired with the dog in 2009 and 2010 while on a combat tour in Afghanistan and who adopted him in 2014. Cena then became DeYoung's service dog to help him with his post-traumatic stress disorder.
"My whole adult life I've had Cena," DeYoung said. "When I was 19 overseas learning how to be responsible, I had Cena. And now I'm 27 and I'm having to say goodbye to one of the biggest pieces of my life."
DeYoung said he has carried Cena across rivers and thrown his body over him while under heavy fire from the Taliban. He said Cena kept DeYoung's body warm during cold desert nights, and comforted him when he lost seven friends in three weeks.
As part of the celebration, DeYoung took his dog on one last ride in a topless Jeep that was decorated and named "Cancer Response Team."
"It started off with my basically wanting to go to a dealership and wanting to borrow a Jeep for a day and really small to a community tribute or a community parade for him and he's truly deserved it all," DeYoung said. "The support, all the love people are giving him, he can see it and he can feel it."
The ceremony was attended by the U.S. Marine Corps League, Michigan State Police, Muskegon County Sheriff's Office, Muskegon City Police, Muskegon Fire Department and officers from several other departments, including a canine officer named Rex. Attendees gave one final three-volley salute with "Taps" playing in the background for Cena, who was wearing a decorated blue Marine vest.
"Lord, it is with heavy hearts that we are sending another Marine to you today," said chaplain Wesley Spyke as he addressed the crowd in prayer.
A GoFundMe page was set up for donations to help build a headstone for Cena.  
This hero dog did more for this Country than probably 75% of  of our population.

Hope He Had Insurance

Pictured: The wrecked Ferrari 430 Scuderia, which crashed on the M1 near Barnsley, South Yorkshire
A former $340,000 car
Some people just should not have high performance cars, like this fool.
From the Daily Mail, UK: A man was left with damaged pride after he crashed his £260,000 supercar - having had it for just an HOUR.
Pictures released by police capture the remains of a jet black Ferrari 430 Scuderia after it crashed off the side of a motorway and transformed into a fireball.
Officers said the Ferrari driver left the road in wet conditions and slid 50 metres across a field before the vehicle burst into flames near Barnsley, South Yorks.
At the scene officers revealed the driver, who survived with cuts and bruises, said 'it was a Ferrari' with 'a hint of damaged pride' - before saying he 'only had it an hour'.
Police offices lifted the lid on the reason why motorists were stuck on at Junction 37 of the M1 earlier today after posting two pictures of the wreckage on Facebook.
South Yorkshire Police Operational Support posted: 'Afternoon folks, were you stuck in traffic this afternoon on the M1 south around junction 37? If so, here's why.
'Officers were deployed to a single vehicle collision with reports that the vehicle had left the carriageway and burst in to flames.
'Road conditions were wet at the time and as officers arrived on scene it became clear there was a vehicle well alight.
Read more:
260,000= almost US $340,000 

This Stinks

From the UK Daily Mail: A double manhunt has been launched after a 15-year-old girl was raped by two different men in the same day.
The teen was first assaulted in a secluded part of Witton railway station, in Birmingham, between 7pm on Tuesday and 2am the following morning.
She had walked to the station with her friend, but was led away by a man who approached her.
Shortly after that attack, the girl walked out of the station and flagged down a passing vehicle to ask for help.
However, after getting in the car she was then raped a second time by another man.
A major investigation, involving detectives from both British Transport Police (BTP) and West Midlands Police, is now under way to try to identify both attackers and appeal for witnesses.
The first attacker is described as Asian with light skin, brown eyes, was of a skinny build and about 6ft tall.
Read more:
I'd say some men are pigs, but we pretty know that already.
I wonder what part of Asia these dirty thugs were from?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Right Decision

While there are certainly a few transgender people who make good military service people, President Trump is right to deny them them the opportunity to serve in the military.
From the NY Times: President Trump announced on Wednesday that the United States will no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the United States military, saying American forces “must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory” and could not afford to accommodate them.Mr. Trump made the surprise declaration in a series of posts on Twitter, saying he had come to the decision after talking to generals and military experts, whom he did not name.The sweeping policy decision was met with surprise at the Pentagon, outrage from advocacy groups and praise from social conservatives. It reverses the gradual transformation of the military under President Barack Obama, whose administration announced last year that transgender people could serve openly in the military. Mr. Obama’s defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, also opened all combat roles to women and appointed the first openly gay Army secretary.The shift was announced with such haste that the White House could not answer basic inquiries about how it would be implemented. Chief among those questions was what would happen to the thousands of openly transgender people currently serving on active duty.“That’s something that the Department of Defense and the White House will have to work together as implementation takes place and is done so lawfully,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said.
First, no one has a right to serve in the military, so no one is losing any rights to serve.
Then, the military is a organization that depends on working as a team with the fewest interruptions and transgender people do cause interruptions, especially when we have seen what has happened in public schools with the bathroom issues with transgendered people.  If it happens in public schools it happens and will happen in the military.
So, President Trump made the correct decision and since he is the commander in chief, he is the man in charge, even though there will people who will attempt to sue and a liberal judge will surely say they are the commander in chief and rule against Trump.  But it will be overturned by the Supreme Court, when it goes there.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Minneapolis Muslim Cop Shooting Update

Terrorist Cop?

Here is an update to the police shooting in which a muslim police officer shot an unarmed woman in her pajamas after she called 911 to report a possible case of assault.

Well, basically, there is no update.
We still don't know what happened.
The muslim officer is refusing to talk to investigators.
His partner has said they were startled by a loud noise but he was shocked that the muslim officer fired his weapon.
The police chief said that the victim didn't have to die (no kidding) and then she, the chief, was fired.
No recordings of the shooting either through the dash cam or officer cameras was found.
There have been no real protests of the shooting by the usual thugs in Minneapolis and surrounding areas.  Could that be that the officer was black and the victim white?
Why haven't the Fed's opened up an investigation yet?

I am leaning more to the theory that this was a terrorist attack that is being covered up by the powers in Minneapolis than an accidental shooting or justified shooting.
If this was an accidental or justified shooting, the public would have been made aware of the facts of the case within days of the shooting but there are no facts that have been put out by the cops.
Why isn't the muslim cop talking to investigators and has lawyered up?  If he is innocent, he has nothing to hide?  If a civilian did the shooting, they would be under arrest by now.
Again, there is a cover up going on with this shooting by the mayor, former and current police chief, the media who are not asking the hard questions and others in power in Minneapolis.  They city probably will pay out a few millions to the victim's family to keep them quiet and then the story will go away quietly and a possible terrorist attack will be swept under the table by a liberal city government.

Freaky Fast

Jimmy John's Logo

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Jimmy John's is the "freaky fast" sandwich chain that specializes in delivery anytime anywhere, and apparently that includes bringing dinner to motorists blocking traffic on the freeway.
A driver whose car stalled out July 2 on a north metro freeway placed an order while he waited for help to arrive. As a State Trooper arrived at 5:18 p.m. to push the man's vehicle out of the northbound lanes of I-35W at County Road E2 in Arden Hills, so did a Jimmy John's vehicle to make the roadside delivery.
"At that moment, the driver for Jimmy John's said someone from this address ordered Jimmy John's," the trooper's report said. "At that moment, my driver stuck his head out the window of his truck and said, 'that was me.'  I guess Jimmy John's really does deliver anywhere fast."
The trooper pushed the hungry driver's vehicle off the freeway and into a nearby parking lot. Then issued the food-ordering driver a citation for driving with a suspended license.
So, if you are in the middle of a traffic jam or causing a traffic jam, just call Jimmy Johns and they will be there before the cops get to the scene because they are Freaky Fast

Chicago Thugs Continue To Kill each Other

Tracking Chicago shooting victims
Tracking Chicago murders above

Another liberal city, another city with a huge murder rate.
From the Chicago Tribune: At least six people were killed and 35 others were wounded in weekend violence in Chicago as the number of homicides continues to outpace last year.
There have been at least 391 homicides this year, four more than last year when violence reached levels not seen in two decades, according to data kept by the Tribune.
The number of people shot, however, is down from last year: 2,112 compared to 2,337.
The first homicide of the weekend occurred Friday night when 23-year-old Brendon Frazier was killed in the 8800 block of South Eggleston Avenue, the South Side block where he lived.
And yet, Democrats who run the city say nothing.  The Democrats elected to Congress say nothing but will bitch about Russia and Trump.  They have no clue how to fix the problems in Chicago and for that matter, other liberal cities with huge crime and murder issues.
I just can't wait for the mayor or Chicago, a huge supporter of Trump and Clinton, to blame President Trump for Chicago's problems, even though ex-president Obama could have helped Chicago but he refused to do so and continues to refuse to do anything to help Chicago.  Obama cares about his legacies and one of his legacies is the blood on his hands with all the big city violence that started under his watch.

Yeah, Not Me

From the NY Post: Conservative: Stop Enjoying Life, Say Greenies
The “Merchants of Misery — a k a climate scientists — are working overtime to shame you about all the pleasures you’re enjoying this summer and how your selfish indulgences will cause the planet’s demise,” warns Julie Kelly at National Review. Two new studies list “many of the sacrifices you should make to reduce your carbon footprint,” including having one fewer child. Other suggestions “include eating a plant-based diet, living car-free and avoiding air travel,” and even “keeping backyard chickens, letting your lawn grow longer, and hanging your clothes outside to dry.” So your life “should look something like this: stuck at home without a car, washing laundry in cold water and then clipping it on a clothesline while chasing down chickens and preparing locally grown vegetables for dinner.”
When I see rich liberals doing this, like a Johnny Depp, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton nd ex-president Obama, I may reconsider doing this but not until they do.

John McCain Needs To Resign

U.S. Senator, John McCain is my Senator and he needs to go and go quickly.  No, I don't mean die from his brain tumor but go quickly as in resigning from the U.S. senate.
McCain, everyone says, is a war hero.  Ok, I will give you that.  He served honorably during the Vietnam war and was captured and tortured in a North Vietnam POW prison camp and suffered serious, permanent injuries.
However, since he returned and has been in Congress, he has been a disaster for the State of Arizona and the United States.
McCain has been in Congress since 1982, a total of 35 years.  No matter who you are, 35 years in Congress is way too much time to serve and serve effectively.
He ran for president in 2008 and did a horrible job.
The man is almost 81 years old and it is time for him to move on.
He had a primary challenger in 2016, a fine lady named Kelli Ward, who also is challenging our other lame brained senator, Jeff Flake, and Kelli Ward would be a better senator than either McCain or Flake as she is a true conservative...
Which brings me to the real reason why McCain needs to resign.
He is a horrible, horrible Senator.
Arizona is one of the most conservative states int he United States and McCain hates conservatives.
McCain hates President Donald Trump (and I am sure, if you really got Trump to speak honestly, I am sure Trump feels the same way about McCain).
McCain undermines most GOP congresscritters and their proposed laws.
McCain wants to go to war with every country he disagrees with.  If he had his way, we would be fighting about 15 wars right now.
McCain just doesn't have a sound mind, that is before he was even diagnosed with his brain tumor.
The far left media love McCain because he is anti-GOP and anti-conservative.
McCain cares nothing about his constituents, especially veterans.  The biggest VA scandals are in Arizona, his home state, supposing he still lives here, which I doubt.  McCain and his family own about 8 houses/condos, according to Politico.
In short, McCain is a horrible Senator and with his ramining days, he should do some good and spend them with family and not in the senate.
John McCain needs to resign.
And when he goes, Kelli Ward should replace him.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Silly Puppy

The other week, we got a new addition to the family.  We think we got a part black lab and border collie mix.  I think Paul, (his name), is also part Alaska Husky as well because his favorite place to lay down is in the refrigerator.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Guess What Gets You Carded In Arizona?

Maybe I Am The Only Silly Enough To Think Of This

Maybe this issue is far to easy to figure out?
Thousands of people die each year of drug overdoses in the United States.
And prisons have problems getting drugs to execute thugs on death row.
So, why don't the prisons get the drugs that kills people on the streets and use them to execute thugs?
Probably too easy so I am there is a catch somewhere.

And That's A Wrap At Kmart

After almost 3 years working at the Kingman, AZ Kmart, I up and quit today.
It got to be too much to being all the heavy, hot and hard jobs while kids who 2 to 3 times younger than me get the easy jobs in the air conditioning
Also, what bothered me even more than my problems is what they did to a kid on Friday. They made him work inside a hot truck trailer unloading the truck for 4 straight hours with no break and they didn't supply him with water.  Needless to say, the kid ended up with severe heat exhaustion and had to go the hospital for several hours to get IV treatment and b re a thing problems.
So, I'm done with abuse of employees by the store manager along with her lies.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Possible Minneapolis Cop Terrorist Attack?

On the surface, this is one of most bizarre police shootings in recent memory.
From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed Justine Damond in the alley behind her home Saturday night has been identified as officer Mohamed Noor. Meanwhile, state investigators have confirmed that they did not find any weapons at the scene.
Noor, 31, joined the department in March 2015 as the first Somali police officer to patrol the 5th Precinct in southwest Minneapolis, according to a city newsletter. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Augsburg College. Before joining the department, he worked in property management in commercial and residential properties in Minneapolis and St. Louis, Mo....
Three sources with knowledge of the incident said Sunday that two officers in one squad car, responding to the 911 call, pulled into the alley. Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver's side door and was talking to the driver. The officer in the passenger seat pulled his gun and shot Damond through the driver's side door, sources said.
Normally, when there  is a police shooting the cops are out there with a narrative of what happened with a few hours.  Usually, thete is a confrontation between the cops and the thug and this case you have a middle age woman in her pajamas talking with the driver of the police car.
The only other possible scenario would be that shooter cop was playing or reckless with his gun and it discharged.
Either case, it is truly bizarre and an innocent woman was killed.

Best Driver In Town?

This German Shepherd probably out drive 3/4s of the drivers in town.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

PT Barnum Was Right

The great circus man famously said "There is a sucker born every minute."
And true it is in Kingman AZ with the local Kmart closing.
The last few days we have been swamped because our store is closing Oct. 1.
They think they are getting a good deal with 10 to 30% off of every item.
But if these same people actually wanted to save more money, they could have saved 40-60% or more when we actually had really sales...not the pretend sale going on now.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Another Reason Why Healthcare Cost So Much In The U.S.

From the Washington Post:   More than 400 people across the country have been charged with participating in health care fraud scams totaling about $1.3 billion in false billings, including for the prescription and distribution of opioids.
In what federal officials Thursday called the “largest ever health care fraud enforcement action” by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, 412 individuals, including 115 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, were arrested in a nationwide operation that involved more than 1,000 law enforcement agents in at least 30 states.
“One American dies of a drug overdose every 11 minutes and more than 2 million Americans are ensnared in addiction to prescription painkillers,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference. “We will continue to find, arrest, prosecute, convict and incarcerate fraudsters and drug dealers wherever they are.”
Sessions said the operation began with tips from people in the affected communities and from “very sophisticated computer programs that identify outliers.”
The investigation particularly focused on medical professionals who were involved in the unlawful distribution of opioids and other prescription narcotics, officials said. The abuse of pharmaceutical opioids is widely blamed for a medical crisis involving tens of thousands of overdoses on heroin and fentanyl....
Among the 412 defendants, 120 were charged with opioid-related crimes. Six of the doctors were charged with operating a scheme in Michigan to prescribe patients with unnecessary opioids, some of which were then sold on the street. The doctors allegedly billed Medicare for $164 million in false and fraudulent claims, according to federal officials.
A clinic in Houston allegedly gave out prescriptions for cash. Officials said one doctor at the clinic provided 12,000 opioid prescriptions for over two million illegal painkiller doses. And a rehab facility for drug addicts in Palm Beach that is alleged to have recruited addicts with gift cards, visits to strip clubs and drugs billed the government for over $58 million in false treatments and tests.
“Narcotics officers have arrested schoolteachers, doctors, nurses and fellow law enforcement personnel,” said acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. “Many who succumb to the lure of the opioid high are kids…In some cases, we had addicts packed into standing-room only waiting rooms, waiting for those prescriptions.”...
“Health care fraud is a reprehensible crime,” said Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson. “It not only represents a theft from taxpayers who fund these vital programs, but impacts the millions of Americans who rely on Medicare and Medicaid.”
Obviously, if those arrested gave out illegal prescriptions, then they should be prosecuted, especially the Palm Beach clinic where they bribed patients to go there.  Bribes will not help those addicted.
However, I have no sympathy for those who overdosed on the pills.  They chose to overdose, probably to get a high or try to relieve the pain they in.  I feel for the families or friends but not the dead.  They chose their path in life, gambled and lost.  And I say this as a person who does need pain meds to be able to work or even sleep.

The New McDonalds??

From the Leicester (UK) Mercury: A McDonald's restaurant in Leicestershire is set to introduce table service as part of a major store revamp.
Hungry customers will also be able to place their order at a digital kiosk and surf the web on free to use tablets.
The fast food joint in Lountside, Ashby, is set to create between 25 and 30 jobs in the digital makeover.

The fast food place is introducing the following:
  • Four self-order kiosks - which will also allow customers to personalise their meals
  • Table service
  • New digital menu boards
  • Introduction of in-store tablets
  • Improving the staff room
The franchise owner said that these changes will also lead to more staff in front of the counter to help people use the self-order kiosks and digital menus.

I've tried a fast food kiosk once and failed miserably and will never try it again.
So, if you get table service, do you tip the server?


Poster Of The Day: A Sudden Realization

Compliments of Commonsense Evaluation:

Hippos 3000 Humans 27

Ok, I didn't know this.
From Fox News: A large number of hippopotamuses have been killed in the western part of Niger after villagers blamed them for destroying crops and livestock.
In Ayorou, which attracts a great deal of tourists, at least 27 hippos have been destroyed, authorities said. 
The "massacre ...started in March and then assumed dramatic proportions" mainly in island settlements on the Niger river, Jando Rhichi Algaher, told the Agence France-Presse....
Despite this particular species of hippopotamus being protected, they are dangerous creatures. Approximately 3,000 people are killed each year by hippos, according to data compiled by Mother Nature Network.
I never realized hippos kill that many people,  I mean, they are so fat but they can run fast, up to 19mph on their stubby little legs.  They probably lure victims into a false sense of security and then stomp or bite the humans.
I'm pretty sure this does not happen:

Add Any Liberal To This

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


This hurts to even read this article.
From the Kingman Daily Miner:  A 19-year-old Bullhead City resident allegedly shot his own sexual organ July 10 by accident.
According to a Mohave County Sheriff’s Office press release, the man was driving on State Route 95 between Aztec and El Rodeo roads with his firearm unsecured in the front of his pants. He allegedly grabbed the firearm and it discharged, according to the report.
He was airlifted from Valley View Medical Center to Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas due to a wound to his organ.
My guess is he had thoughts of becoming trans-gendered, he is probably half way there.

Sad Day For The Marines

From MS News Now: According to the U.S. Naval Institute, the crash of a KC-130T in LeFlore County, Mississippi is the deadliest Marine Corps aviation mishap since 2005.
Sixteen people were killed, including 15 Marines and one Navy Corpsman.
According to a Marine Corps spokesperson, the marine aircraft was a KC-130T from Marine Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 452, Marine Air Group-49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve based in New York. The flight originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., as the squadron was taking personnel and equipment from there to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.
The aircraft was transporting six Marines and one Navy sailor from Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command and their associated equipment for routine small unit pre-deployment training at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. All seven were from the Camp Lejeune-based 2d Marine Raider Battalion.
It's not clear yet where the other marines were based.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire MARSOC family at this time," said the MARSOC chief of staff. "The incredible demands of this dangerous and demanding calling forge some of the tightest unit and family bonds found in the U.S. military. This loss impacts us all."   
According to Naval Air Systems, this plane is one of only 26 in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy inventory. 
The aircraft crashed in Leflore County just off Highway 82 on Monday evening and according to Leflore Co. EOC, had structural failure at 20,000 feet.
The plane is believed to have exploded in mid-air. Investigators said they found debris on both sides of the highway, leading them to believe an explosion happened prior to the crash.
Equipment on board the plane included various small arms ammunition and personal weapons. An Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was called out to the scene as a precaution.
The identities of the victims are not being released yet to allow time for loved ones to be notified appropriately.
The Marine Corps said that while they are still investigating the details of the crash, their primary focus is to provide the necessary support and resources to friends, family, and service members who are going through this difficult time.
One cannot imagine the horror if anybody lived from the explosion, had to plummet 20,000 feet to their deaths
RIP to the Marines and Sailor and prayers to their families, friends and communities.

Why I don't Post About The Washington D.C. Going On's.

I've been tempted to post about the going on's in Washington D.C..
But here is why I don't:
1.  The democrats scream and scream and say nothing.
2. The GOP cower in the corner so concerned what the popular kids think of them.
3.  President Trump continues to kick butt and tweet stupid things while the liberals take everything so seriously.

So, in other words, nothing has changed since January 20, 2017.
So, what's the point in posting the same thing, different day?

How Are My 2017 Predictions For 2017 Going So Far?

A little more than 6 months have gone by and I was wondering how my predictions for 2017 are going.
Well, here is the list and the results so far:
In the past few years I have offered up my predictions for the upcoming year. Not to brag, but I am actually pretty good at it, averaging just over 50%, far better than most so called experts.
So, after a beer or 4, here goes my predictions for 2017:
1. Green Bay will play in the Super Bowl. Close but false
2. New England Patriots will play in the Super Bowl. True and they won
3. Green Bay Packers are Super Bowl champs. Sadly, no.
4. My NBA team the Milwaukee Bucks will make the playoffs. Yes, true
5. The Bucks will go out in the 1st or 2nd round of the playoffs. Yep, went out in the 1st round
6. My baseball team , the Milwaukee Brewers will win 79 games, give or take 5 games.  At the all star break, the are way ahead and they are in first place.
7. The Chicago Cubs will not repeat as World Series champs. Pretty sure that ain't  happening.
8. The Cleveland Indians will go to the World Series. Perhaps
9. Sears/Kmart will close an additional 50 stores this year, not including the stores already announced in the past several weeks. Sadly  this is true, including my store that I work at.
10. ObamaCare will be severely crippled by the end of the year. Yep
11. At least 100 miles of a fence or wall will be built or refurbished on the Southern border in 2017. Not happening
12. President Trump's approval rating will be within 3 percentage points of 50%. This is true depending on the poll

13. There will be at least 1 legitimate assassination attempt on Trump will be tried. Thankfully,  not yet.

14. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in North America that kills 25 people in 2017.  Thankfully no
15. There will be at least 1 Muslim terrorist attack in Europe that will will kill at least 50 people.  22 in 1 killing
16. Angela Merkel will lose her job as German Chancellor of Germany. Looking good now.
17. All of President Trump's nominees for his cabinet will be confirmed. No one was voted down so true.
18. There will be slightly fewer murders in Chicago in 2017. So far it is true
19. A member of the U.S. Congress will pass away.  Close but not yet

20. There will be a 2nd Supreme Court vacancy in 2017. Not yet
21. It will take Congress 6 months to approve approve President Trump's first Supreme Court justice.  Nope, just 3 months
22. Liverpool will win the English Premier League soccer title. 3rd place
23. Barring a natural disaster, gas prices will remain below $3 a gallon in the U.S.. So far. way below
24. Russell Westbrook will the NBA MVP.  Yep
25. Hillary will not be indicted in 2017. Not yet
26. 1 former U.S. President will pass away. A few are close
27. Mosul will be freed by Iraq and their allies. Yea, yes
28. Queen Elizabeth survives 2017. So far
29. CNN ratings will be below MSNBCS ratings for most of 2017. I think that's right
I will add a few more but need to get the Packers predictions before the game starts.
Feel fee to add your own predictions.

So, of the 29 predictions I made,  11 have already come true.  Not too bad compared to psychics and political professional talking heads.

Don't Buy Total Wireless/Verizon Cell Phones/Plans

Today, after losing my other Tracphone, I purchased a cheap phone ($20 on sale) from Total Wireless.  I bought this because I get a whole lot more data and unlimited text and talk for $35 a month and an extra 3 GB of data for $10, which is really good compared to Tracphone which is $10 for 1GB.
So, I try to set up the phone from home, thinking, it shouldn't be any problems.
They give you a phone number to call to activate the phone and purchase the plans.
I call the phone and all it is are advertisements for different rip off companies and after listening for 15 minutes, I get to the end and then they say that the phone number I called doesn't work in my calling area and they gave me a new phone number to call.
So, I call that same number and I get the same advertisements from the previous number and they turn around and tell me this phone doesn't work and call the number I first called.
Going in circles and circles.
So, I had to go to the library and go on their web site and activate the phone.
And of course, the phone died.
More circles.
Total Wireless is owned by Verizon so I wouldn't trust Verizon and their plans and phone any further than I can throw the fat lady from the circus.
So, you can buy Total Wireless and go in circles and circles.
Or buy a phone and plan from some other reputable company.
So, in honor of of all the circles, Total and Verizon, here is a video from the late great Harry Chapin and Circle:

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wow, About Time

Finally after at least 3 months, Kingman, AZ finally got some rain.  It poured for about 15 minutes and the suddenlt stopped.
But then it became darn humid.  I'd rather have 110 degree heat with 10% humidity than 85 and 40% humidity.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Kingman Kmart Closing

Well, this sucks for me and about 50 other people.
The Kingman Kmart is closing about October 1st. The reason, of course, is bad sales.
I work at the Kmart and the only reason we stayed open were tourists passing through in Route 66 and truckers because we have a truck stop next store.
Another reason for the shut down are the managers from corporate down to the store managers.  We had nothing in stock that people wanted and many times items that are damaged are put on the shelves.  Store managers, while nice, were in fear of the district manager and above and they were having us do stupid things like set up a shelf a certain way and the next day, gave the shelf or area be completely redone.
The district manager, a moron named Bob is the most at fault. Within a month, he has had 3 of his stores shut down. Not exactly a sign of competence.  And the a-hole didn't even have the balls to tell us in person.
Also, the Kingman Kmart just didn't connect to our community.  They never donated items to charity nor donate money to charities.
Now, about 50 people will be out of a job. While some are retirees and others have a another part time, like myself, the vast majority desperately need this job.
I will be OK because I work part time at Home Depot and my hours can increase. Others cannot.
So, more incompetence by Kmart managers lead to another Kmart closing.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

NYPD Cop Assinatated

Very sad.
From the NY Post:  The police officer who was shot in the head while sitting in a police vehicle in the Bronx early Wednesday has died according to law enforcement sources. The officer has been identified as 48-year-old Miosotis Familia.
A suspect came up and blasted Familia through the window without warning, sources said.
“It was an attempted cop assassination,” one law enforcement source told The Post.
The suspect approached at 12:30 a.m. as Familia sat inside a temporary headquarters vehicle at East 183rd Street and Morris Avenue in Fordham Heights, according to sources.
The suspect has been identified as Alexander Bonds, 34. Cops say he was on parole for a 2014 robbery in Syracuse.
While obviosly the thig shooter is the most responsible for the murder but you also have to add in the anti-thugs that helped contribute to this murder.  Chief among the vile anti-police crowd is the racist, bigot, hate monger and plagerist from the NY Daily News.  He is a supporter of the terrorist group, Black Lives Don't Matter.  While the murderer is a thig with a gun King is an illiterate thug who plays on the computer pretending to be a professional writer.   King shares substantial responsibiliry for this police officer's death.