Saturday, June 24, 2017

Just for starters, you know they're lying

No doubt they vote Democrat, the "party of science:"
A “Breatharian” mom and dad of two have barely eaten for nine years as they live off “the universe’s energy.”
Husband and wife Akahi Ricardo and Camila Castello believe that food and water aren’t necessary and humans can be sustained solely by the energy of the universe.
Castello and Ricardo — who have a 5-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter together — have survived on little else besides a piece of fruit or vegetable broth just three times per week since 2008.
I'm not sure what else I can say.

How does it feel?

Lefties do this kind of crap all the time to disrupt conservative events, speakers and the like, often getting violent. Berkeley, anyone? (Among many others, including others at Berkeley.) Nice to see conservatives serving lefties with their own recipes:
Right-wing activists Jack Posobiec and Laura Loomer disrupted a Friday night showing of the controversial Shakespeare in the Park rendition of “Julius Caesar” as an act of protest against the assassination scene where a President Donald Trump lookalike is stabbed by his senate cohorts.
A video was tweeted out by Posobiec at 9:13 PM showing Loomer rushing the stage and yelling that the scene was an “act of political violence against the right.” She proceeded to scream it was “unacceptable” before a woman over a megaphone announced that the play was paused. The crowd began booing as she was escorted off the premises by security.
When lefties do this shit, they are courageous anti-fascists. When conservatives do it, well, they're Nazis. Odd, though, that the courageous lefty anti-fascists try to shut down differing opinions through violence, which kind of sounds like a fascist-like tactic. And need I remind you, the Nazis were leftists? The National Socialist Party hardly sounds conservative, and that's what Nazi is an acronym for in German.

If lefties continue with violent attacks on differing opinions, how long do you think it will be before the right retaliates in kind? Wasn't it Emperor Barack I and his minions who told his supporters to "punch back twice as hard" and that "if they bring a knife, we bring a gun," among many other violence-encouraging statements? And, given the left's opposition to gun ownership and the right's embrace of the Second Amendment, how do you think that kind of clash would turn out? Maybe we should try to get along instead. Somehow, I doubt the Berkeley mob and their soulmates elsewhere will see things that way.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Horde

Three cats is, in my opinion, two too many. Mrs. Wolves tends to disagree, which is why we have The Horde gathered daily at one window or another:

Alas, we are not limited to windows, nor to cats. If the front door is open, pretty much every animal in the house likes to gather to look out the storm door:

At least none of the cats is lying on Jeb, which has been known to happen.

Spotted in Denmark

Thanks to my European correspondent, I have this picture of a car spotted in Denmark with a Bernie Sanders bumper sticker prominently displayed:

Of course, Europeans supporting a Socialist is no surprise. And, given how corrupt the Democrat Party is in this country, it also would be no surprise to me if this sumbitch voted for Sanders in one or more primary elections.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Never saw that coming

If you want less of something, you tax it. The more you tax it, the less of that something you will get. Of course, that also means that you will get less tax revenue from taxing that something, because there is less of that something happening. That is simply how things work. Seattle, apparently, has not figured this out:
When the City of Seattle passed a tax on all sales of guns and ammunition, the measure was hailed as a way to defray the rising costs of gun violence.
But since the tax took effect, those costs have only risen as gun violence in the city has surged. And the tax has apparently brought in much less than city leaders projected it would.
The igno-liberal who brought this tax to the table thought it would generate $300,00 to $500,00 per year in tax revenue. Oddly, enough, that didn't happen, as gun stores in Seattle promptly move outside the city limits. Why? The law made it too expensive to do business in city limits:
Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced the tax in 2015. It puts a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city and up to 5 cents per round of ammunition. The measure easily passed and took effect January 1, 2016. Comparing the first five months of 2017 with the same period before the gun tax went into effect, reports of shots fired are up 13 percent, the number of people injured in shootings climbed 37 percent and gun deaths doubled, according to crime statistics from the Seattle Police Department.
That's a lot of extra cost. People can go where those extra costs are not imposed in a case like this, with a city tax. Just go to a store in the county where the tax does no apply. Simple. Apparently, city officials never contemplated this possibility. Libtards always do their tax-impact analysis on a static basis, as if increased taxes will not affect behavior. All evidence shows that higher taxes on a particular activity will result in less of that activity, but libtards keep pretending otherwise. Predictably, higher taxes never produce the revenue expected, and this case was no different:
In selling his gun tax to the public, Burgess predicted it would generate between $300,000 and $500,000 annually. The money would be used to study the root causes of gun violence in hopes of reducing the costs to taxpayers.
Seattle officials refuse to say how much the tax brought in the first year, only giving the number “under $200,000.” Gun rights groups have sued to get the exact amount.
But Mike Coombs, owner of Outdoor Emporium, the last large gun dealer left in Seattle, said the actual tax revenue is almost certainly just over $100,000, a figure based on information he says the city shared with his lawyers.
Coombs said storewide, sales are down 20 percent while gun sales have plummeted 60 percent.
Please note that there is only one large gun dealer left in Seattle. I assume his lease is too hard to break for him to leave the city. But he knows how much he pays in taxes, and I'll bet he can figure out how much the remaining small dealers pay under this (probably unconstitutional) tax. So if this guy says the city is collecting closer to $100,000 that $200,000, I believe him. I also believe the tax is failing to do anything except drive gun stores out of Seattle. It isn't driving guns out of Seattle, just the stores where law-abiding citizens can buy guns. Not sure how that is supposed to be a good thing.

I'm big in the South Pacific

Fiji came by the other day, a first-time visitor to the blog from that island nation. Here's what you need to know:
Fiji, . . . officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles (2,000 km; 1,300 mi) northeast of New Zealand's North Island. Its closest neighbours are Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia to the southwest, New Zealand's Kermadec Islands to the southeast, Tonga to the east, the Samoas and France's Wallis and Futuna to the northeast, and Tuvalu to the north.
Fiji is an archipelago of more than 330 islands, of which 110 are permanently inhabited, and more than 500 islets, amounting to a total land area of about 18,300 square kilometres (7,100 sq mi). The farthest island is Ono-i-Lau. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for 87% of the population of almost 860,000. The capital, Suva on Viti Levu, serves as Fiji's principal cruise port.[12] About three-quarters of Fijians live on Viti Levu's coasts, either in Suva or in smaller urban centres like Nadi (tourism)[12] or Lautoka (sugar cane industry). Viti Levu's interior is sparsely inhabited due to its terrain.[13]
Mostly they do tourism and sugar, but Fiji is pretty well off as South Pacific island nations go. Lots of natural resources, plus the tourism thing is huge. A former British colony, the island nation was given independence in 1970. There were some rough spots between now and then, with a couple military coups and shit, but nothing that made the country anything less than a tropical paradise. All in all, not bad. Got to like this:

So, let's all give Fiji a big Eff You welcome. Come back soon, and bring your friends.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Yes, more farming

I went to The Farm this past weekend, and I did stuff. We had brussel sprouts, which were a bad idea Farmer Tom had because they were on sale, really cheap. They were on sale really cheap in April because you can't harvest brussel sprouts -- I have no damn idea how to spell it -- until after the first frost, which is why you plant them in August, not April. In any event, we had these brussel sprouts:

I pulled them out and we then had dirt:

I have not yet planted anything in this particular dirt. Perhaps this weekend. I also weeded the shit out of the bed the spinach was in until about two weeks ago, when I harvested all of it. I planted beans there:

 And then I watered the shit out of that bed:

 Next up, I went to the little bed that could and pulled out the brussel sprouts that Farmer Tom planted there, hoping to come up with seeds, I guess:

That bed is now empty, as well. Probably going to be more garlic. Farmer Tom decides what to plant, I keep it alive. Right now, that bed is just dirt:

I was able to harvest a few things, though, even as early in the season as it is. Cold weather crops continue to finish up. Such as swiss chard:

And kale:

And whatever kind of lettuce this is:

And this big-ass head lettuce that is not iceberg:

More coming, as we finish up the winter crops and put in more summer stuff.