Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sea Oats, Indialantic, Florida

Fujifilm X-T10, adapted Nikon 50mm AI-S lens, f/2.8, 1/4000sec., ISO 200
Here's a colorful Florida photo for anyone who might happen upon this blog.
I have been posting political posts lately, and thought I'd do something different, like post a photo.
I do have a photography blog, sans politics, called Brevard County Images if you care to see it.
People of all political persuasions are welcome to visit and comment on either or both blogs.

I use a Fuji mirrorless camera and have two Fuji auto focus lenses made for that camera system. I have numerous older manual focus lenses originally designed for and used on 35mm SLR film cameras, that are capable of being adapted to work with this camera.
I absolutely love the camera and the Fujifilm X system.
The problem is money.
Fujinon lenses, lenses made by Fujifilm, are fairly expensive, but one advantage of a mirrorless camera system is that, due to the physical size, many old, manual focus camera lenses from many different lens manufacturers can be adapted to, and used, on these cameras.
With this photo, I had carried an old, Nikon 50mm manual focus lens with me and thought it's wide maximum aperture would make it a good choice to get a photo of this nearby sea oat in crisp detail and yet give the farther distant Atlantic Ocean and the beach a pleasant, colorful blur.
Outrageous colors provided by God Himself, with the help of about a 1/3 to 1/2 stop underexposure.
I hope y'all like it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

American Liberals Are Causing Oceans To Rise

After decades of being preached to about the imminent dangers of the supposed rising sea levels, due to, according to them, man-made climate change, I now see that it's the world's Trump-hating Liberals that are causing any sea level changes.
The sheer volume of the tears of Earth's liberals, over - every - freaking - thing since the November 2016 presidential election easily has the potential to cause more detrimental sea level changes than any possible rise caused by the other 6.5 billion carbon-spewing people on earth who are not Trump-hating liberals.
I can't go to the mail box at the side of the street in front of my house without getting my shoes/socks/feet wet from stepping in big puddles of liberal's tears.
Question: Have liberals never had to read The Boy Who Cried Wolf in school as a kid?
Heck, I joke about having grown up going to Louisiana public schools, but even I got that story loud and clear as a young'n.
The whole DEFCON I thing where the world's liberals now live, long-term, and their constant bleating about the wolf's arrival have proven quite false, thus far, don't you think?
Two easily-arrived-at determinations of the non-ending crying are, a) people tune them out and ignore them and b) the Crocodile Tears of Fake-ness actually will drive people away from liberal political opinions and to voting to support the much-improved economy and incredibly low unemployment figures of the Trump administration's economic policies.
I do get tired of liberal's crying, but I do like seeing President Trump cause them to come out of their shells and show themselves for the bat poop crazy, unreasonable people they have actually been all along.
But, as a liberal actor, in the guise of a movie character, once said, "Stupid is as stupid does."
There's even a Walk Away movement by former liberals/Democrats, encouraging their former protest-mates to get a brain and to get a life.
I miss the days when I could have a reasonable political discussion of politics with a liberal friend.
That started changing under George W. Bush's administration, and by the day after the presidential election of 2016, even people I thought stopped being able to talk politics like a human and instead chose to become screeching doomsayers like the talking heads on MSNBC.
I know that I may often sound like an unreasonable conservative on this blog, blogs are one-sided by their nature, BUT!, I know what I believe, AND WHY I BELIEVE IT.
I believe that liberalism as being practiced in America by those in power in the Democratic party is intellectually wrong and dangerous.
I AM a hard-core political conservative, so sounding harsh on here is a risk I'm willing to take.
Even my most strident diatribe here is nothing compared to the screeching by "experts" on CNN or MSNBC. Unreasonable mental gymnastics are required to follow what, to a liberal, is sound reasoning on shows such as Rachel Maddow's. Girl be crazy.

Monday, July 09, 2018

THE Most Important Point About Trump's Supreme Court Choice

I have looked, read, thought, and otherwise obsessed over the Supreme Court Appointee choice that President Donald Trump will make in the summer of 2018 to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
No matter how I look at the issues and the individual judge choices, which are important, ONE THING of importance stands head and shoulders above all others in this particular case.
The most important thing about President Trump's next Supreme Court choice is simply THAT HILLARY CLINTON IS NOT IN OFFICE TO MAKE THAT CHOICE.
And, although the world seems really crazy to me, that last fact allows me to sleep a little better at night.
I would, hands-down, prefer ANY Supreme Court Justice picked from the list of possible appointees that Trump listed as far back as during his presidential campaign run (a truly impressively accomplished list of judges if you take the time to look at them), than any justice Hillary Clinton would have chosen.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Labor Unions are Crying; June 27, 2018

Glory Hallelujah!
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States of America declared it unconstitutional for public sector labor unions continue to steal, um, deduct "fees" from the paychecks of any employee anywhere.
If you love labor unions and their money laundering of "fees" and union dues directly into the coffers of liberal Democratic political candidates, then you are probably crying.
I have no love for labor unions, based on personal experience and the effects of union members on beloved members of my family, and therefore LOVE this decision.
The fact that union membership is at an all-time low, yet labor union donations to national Democratic political candidates is at an all-time high, goes farther than I could elucidate here to show that today's labor unions reason for existence is to finance the Democratic Party and liberal parties.
I'll just let it go at that.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Taxation Without Representation

June 21, 2018.
Aaaaand, America has come full circle.
Well, at the very least another example of America having come full circle regarding another reason that provoked the Founding Fathers to break off from England.
The Supreme Court of the United States of America, in a 5-4 decision, has decided that any particular state can collect taxes from people who live in other states.
The door to collecting taxes in every single aspect of the internet has been shoved open by the US Supreme Court.
I'm not surprised at all.
I AM disappointed.
Just another way "The Man" is determined to keep us individuals "down."

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hating On Trump for Illegal Alien Child Separations?

Hate seeing babies separated from their parents on the border?

It's really funny, in an un-funny way, how liberals in June 2018 are hating on Donald Trump for the US's laws on handling illegal aliens entering the country...illegally.

Just a reminder, folks.

This has been going on for Many years. Yes, even all through the Immaculate One, Barack Obama's administration.

Here's but one of many, many possible examples of the Obama Administration doing baby separating on a massive scale, that never even got Rachel Maddow to shed one single, fake, crocodile tear...

Where were the crying liberals blaming Obama for the THOUSANDS of family separations he was in charge of?  

Yep, it's unfortunate, but it is, and has been for years, The Law of the Land.

Don't like the law? Contact your Congressman -woman, Senator, to have them change it.

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly." - Abraham Lincoln
  
Next week we both know you'll be whining about a completely different thing, having totally forgotten "the children," just like y'all always do when it's convenient for you and your politics.

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/abraham_lincoln_122582
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What Christmas Songs - versions/artists - Do You Hate?

I like to listen to a lot of different kinds of music.
I have to admit to being a guitar nut, so pretty much any music with good guitar will attract me like moth to a flame.
This is why I tend to hate rap, not because I'm a racist schmuck, but because rap very, very rarely has any guitar parts.  Someone talking over a phat beat is not something I care to listen to.
Gibson Musical Instruments used to have ads in guitar magazines showing a person from mid-chest to knees, sitting with a Les Paul guitar in their lap.  The caption of the ad said, "Lyrics, wasted time between guitar solos."  That pretty much sums up a great portion of my musical tastes.
When it comes to Christmas music, my tastes are very traditional.
I love instrumental music. There are some great instrumental Christmas albums out from over the decades. We've all heard the lyrics to many Christmas classics so many thousands of times that instrumental versions are awesome, and let us add the lyrics in our heads.
So, when an artist "gets jazzy" and tries to change an old Christmas song to make it their own, they generally fail in my estimation.
First on my list of hated Christmas song versions is, of course, Barbara Streisand's version of Jingle Bells.
I consider it a good Christmas season for myself if I somehow escape hearing Bab's version of Jingle Bells.  I cannot, for the life of me, understand why any radio host would play this travesty of a Christmas song.  I think I got my point across on that one.
Another Christmas song version that can ruin my week is Bruce Springsteen's version of Santa Claus is Comin' to Town.  I have a dear, dear friend who loves, loves, loves each and every song by Bruce Springsteen.  As in, my friend sees no error in any song choice or performance by Mr. Springsteen, ever.  That's cool.  I have bands and artists that have done little wrong in my mind, but even my favorite artists let out a stinky fart of  a song now and then, so I have no understanding of liking EVERY SINGLE THING a musical artist ever does.  The "constipated" Bruce Springsteen showed up at the studio the day they recorded this son and he sings as if he's trying to rid his body of a particularly reluctant bit of excrement.  Excrement, that's the perfect word for this song.
I am truly sorry if you love this version of Santa's Comin', but I cannot abide it.
Albert Einstein stated that noting can exceed the speed of light, but I have to say I believe my hand moving to change a radio channel when one of these two songs comes on quite possibly passes through the light speed barrier in any Christmas season.
If I thought for a while, I could come up with a bunch more Christmas song versions that drive me up the wall but I'll just list a couple more and open the floor for your comments.
I'd love to know what Christmas song versions are out there that you hate!
Oh yeah, anything by Rhianna. I had the TV's song channel on one time and they were playing Christmas music and I heard a song by someone who was blatantly singing off-pitch. I went over to look at the TV to see who was able to get a song recorded and played in public in which the singing "artist" was so obviously pitchy. It was Rhianna.
Later I heard another Christmas song with the same off-pitch singing.  Sure enough, going over to the TV revealed the culprit to be Rhianna.  Maybe she's talent-less, maybe she needs to quit smoking, but either way, her Christmas songs were terrible. If "I" can tell you're off-pitch, you're off-pitch BAD!
How about some hate for Dean Martin's version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?
I hate most lounge singer's songs of ANY type, but Christmas ones the most because the lounge singer types try, in vain, to make the songs sound hip and happening.  They invariably fail at this.  And, to add insult to injury, Mr. Martin has the gall to call the legendary Rudolph, "Ol' Rudy" in the song. How dare he?
OK, let me have it. Show me the error of my ways on Bruce's or Bab's Christmas tunes. Or add to my list and tell me which Christmas songs out there for public consumption send bad shivers up your spine.
Merry Christmas 2017!
God Bless You All