The Looking Mirror Avoided

"For example (and thanks to Doug Korty for this point), the total deficits of the federal government from 1950 to 2009 were $6.6 trillion. During those years, three Republican presidents (Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush) accounted for the vast majority of those deficits. All the other presidents (Harry Truman, Dwight …

That Moment You’re Out Of Battery. Oh. Great! I’ve Got Another One. Battery, That Is.

A pretty gruelling ride yesterday. It started with a train ride that took me and my electrified The Panzer to the badlands at the end of Wuppertal. (Btw, if you've never been to Wuppertal, you have to go. It's worth it to go there and just take a ride on the Schwebebahn.) From there I …

The Ugly Truth From The Ugly Mouth That’s Never Been Washed #Soap

“...the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.” -Steven Bannon. The thing about hate is how it can go so well so unseen. I experienced …

Pseudo Review: RasPlex + Hifiberry And Some Serious Audio On The Cheap

  Kinda follow-up, update to this post here. More pseudo-review of audio equipment here. Can a non-audiophile still hear great audio? Can a music-lover of old music still get some jams through his/her head in these digital times without breaking the bank? Do those guys that spend all that money as "audiophiles" give you the …

Golden Rain Fun In Moscow

As I've said here, #americant deserves #Trump. And. From the get-go, nomatter what believers (i.e. the fail upwards middle-classes) claim as they are chocking on that belief, there was no doubt in my mind that president über-stupid likes the peepee. Now. I suppose it's debatable if he's one of them perverts that likes to watch …

Lucky Castle Sunset vs 1979 Solar Eclipse And A Treehouse I Never Built

Disclaimer. This post is somewhat NSFW. Good luck. §On account I'm so jealous that I couldn't see the solar eclipse yesterday, here's a pic I took two weeks ago while visiting the Ostsee. Sorry for the over-exposure. (That is over-exposure, right? I really know zilch about picture taking.) §I do recall seeing a solar eclipse …

My Grandfather Served In WW2 On The Losing Side

https://twitter.com/attn/status/898328098529083394 “Growing up, I was surrounded by broken men ― men who came home from the war filled with shrapnel and guilt. Men who were misled into a losing ideology. ...  And right now they’re resting in hell.” -Arnold Schwarzenegger My grandfather was in the German Navy in WW2. I'll never forget him telling me …

Eight In The Morning

No. Seriously. Like. I'm walking Beckett, the killer pug. It's eight in the morning. I notice people in the water... Swimming in the Rhein? Ah. Yea. Very strange. To each his/her own, eh. Rant onwards. -T