Friday, June 26, 2020

We are The Government...

...and We do not take kindly to being fooled with.  Especially this fool, who has found a way to activate the stupid air raid siren that is normally used for testing and tornado pre-warning warnings - if there is such a thing, and I'm living proof that there is.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

The Stupidity Bar Has Been Raised

Today I was minding my own business, when I found this little gem:


Saturday, June 20, 2020

RFI: Shooting, With One at Room Temperature

Request For Information: Shooting!

By now everyone who isn't a hermit in Alaska, which I wish I was, has heard about the shooting in Atlanta, Georgia.

I have a few questions about the shooting and the fallout.


Friday, June 19, 2020

Fallout News and Predictions

I like to read UNZ every so often, mainly because they'll publish factual news you can't find anywhere else, and Fred Reed is the outstanding Op-Ed star.

I like Fred.

Fred didn't write the article I'm going to refer to below the fold, but he'll likely have something to say about it.

I'm not going to bother with the standard content warning - why bother?  I think I scared all the moonbats away years ago.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Riots and Fallout

The recent racial heat is still going strong, and we have yet to build a US Embassy or meet with the official ambassador from the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) area (country?), AKA Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, AKA Free Capitol Hill area.  But no matter, as somehow or another the world keeps spinning.

Rant follows.  Usual disclaimers about thin skinned moonbats and trigger happy SJWs apply.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

How Bad Is It?

We, in the good old U.S. of A., have got COVID-19, a severely damaged economy, protests and riots over police brutality, and commercial media throwing gasoline on the fire.  How much worse can it get?

Well, I'll tell you - but the standard disclaimer applies.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Police and Funding

I don't see an end to the George Floyd fallout.  Derek Chauvin, (who took a knee), Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and Alexander Kueng are now ex-cops and have been charged by the persecuting attorney.  Given the results of the toxicology screen, I'm betting they all get a walk.  What won't happen is what the BLM, NBP, BAJI, COC, MBL, NAACP, etc. et al. actually want, which is a public drawing and quartering for Derek Chauvin, and a public flogging followed by a hanging for the other three.

Now the various MENSA rejects and fatheads are demanding that select city police departments be defunded, and remade in a kinder, more sensitive department.

Clue bat: This isn't going to produce the desired result.

Keep reading for an opinionated, politically incorrect and insensitive rant.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Current Idiocy: NYPD, Sweden and COVID-19

Part opinion, part rant, part fact.  You decide.

No moonbats, SJWs, or Progressives allowed.  You might leave a comment and I just don't have the patience right now.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Protesters and Pepper Spray

Here in Columbus we now have a curfew.  Starting last night (Saturday, 5/30/20) at 10:00 PM and ending the next morning at 6:00 AM, no one is allowed to peacefully assemble for the purposes of political protest (or any other reason, because every time you get unsupervised youth congregating in a group without a clear purpose, you get destruction of private property and various other crimes)...

Can everyone see where I'm going with this?

I hope so.  Keep reading for some good news about the riots in Columbus last night.  As usual, those who object to free speech, politically incorrect statements, white privilege, black privilege... whatever.  Read at your own risk.

Friday, May 29, 2020

George Floyd Fallout

By now I'm assuming that everyone who might be reading this hound knows who George Floyd was and how he died - or was murdered, or simply cashed in his chips.  If not, follow this link and scroll down a way: Fox News Link, or read the summary.

In summary, George Floyd got busted when some nameless employee at a grocery store dropped a dime on him.  He-she-or-it told the cops that Floyd was passing funny money in the form of counterfeit twenties. Four cops showed up:

Derek Chauvin, who put the cuffs on Floyd, threw him to the ground, and then put his knee on Floyd's neck until he stopped breathing - and pretty much everything else. Chauvin was assisted by Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and Alexander Kueng.  The whole thing with the knee on the neck was recorded on video by an innocent bystander, then released into the wild.

All four cops are now ex-cops, having been fired.

George Floyd died on Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day) around 8:30 PM at a local hospital, but for my money he was probably already dead before they loaded into the meat wagon.  On Tuesday, the four officers involved were fired.  As of today, Derek Chauvin has been arrested.  We'll see what he's charged with.

Now for the point of this wildfire.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Mother-In-Law Joke

I can't remember where I got this, but I thought it was good enough to steal and reprint without permission or credit to the publisher.  Whoever it is - thanks!

My EDC

I don't know just who started this particular meme, but here's my every day carry, AKA EDC. At least, that's what I suppose EDC stands for.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Quora Question: What's the Pointe?

I'm bored.  I'm surfing around the 'net, and got a question from Quora.  You'd think they would have learned by now.  I predict this one goes a week, but we'll see.

Warning: Not safe for work.  Your mileage may vary.  Void where prohibited.  Etc., ad nauseam.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Sunday Morning


In the middle of a deadly dull afternoon, I stumbled over to Home on the Range where I read A River Rogue, and was inspired to recall the ocean and the beach at Jacksonville (FL) and the way I'd spend my Sunday mornings.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Rimworld - The Rift

Here's a good read if you like science fiction or space opera.  Author J.L. Curtis has just released Rimworld - The Rift on Amazon.  Here's the back cover:
Danny Ortega was a failure. He couldn't tolerate the implant to be a starship captain...

But Danny Ortega has run his deep space research vessel Ghost alone for years, flaky AI and all, mapping the most unstable and unexplored regions of the Rift for the Cartographers Guild. When his latest mission lands in a mass graveyard of ships, including some ships out of legend, lost for hundreds of years, the guild isn't happy with him.

He picks up a misfit crew out of the asteroids and the games begin!

Turns out he'll need them not just for research and salvage, but to help him keep his ship! As word gets out that he has artifacts and is returning remains, Danny finds he's gone from chasing a prize to becoming one himself...

Unfortunately for his enemies, Danny didn't get his own ship by being an easy target or giving up. His odd connections and crew have plenty of surprises up their sleeves, too!
At $4.99 it's a steal, and since most everyone is out of work right now you should do yourself and your S.O. a favor and pick up a copy.  It'll keep you entertained for hours and your Significant Other can go about their business in peace without you underfoot.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Pleas and Bargains (and credit to Henry)

Here's the lowdown.

(click to keep reading.  SJWs, Moonbats, and anyone of self-proclaimed high moral fiber should take a pass on this, as the following content will likely give you an apoplectic grahn mal seizure, and I think we can all agree that watching an SJW lose whatever passes for their mind while break-dancing on the sidewalk... disregard this warning and keep reading.)


Thursday, April 30, 2020

Cocktail: Test Pilot

Someone, and I can't remember just who, asked me what was new and (potentially) exciting the other day, to which I responded: Not a damned thing.

Which is a real blessing.  I have enough drama in my life already.  I don't need more.

All that being the case, Big Mike passed me a recipe for an unusual cocktail about a week ago.  Upon reading this latest formula for inducing an alcoholic haze, I wondered aloud if my chain wasn't being pulled.

I finally got the ingredients assembled.  Keep reading.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

SJW Attack on Virtue Signal

I received an email this morning and was forced to meditate with some Irish coffee before I could write about it.  Stand by for informative rant.

Trigger Warning: If you're an SJW, any and all insults or offensive diction is intentional.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Our Impartial Commercial Media in the United States

I've know that commercial media was a long way from impartial all my life.  These days the bias and vitriol is showing much more than usual.  I'm not the only one who thinks so, either.

Keep reading unless you're an SJW with a thin skin.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Need a Mask?

I found this on Knuckledraggin' and I'm re-posting it without permission.  My apologies if it offends any of the principals.

Do you need masks? AbbyS to the rescue!

From AbbyS:

May I ask a favor of you?  I'm currently laid off because of this asinine shut-down. Since I know how to sew & inherited my mom's stash of fabric (she who dies with the most fabric wins - she won) I'm making face masks to donate. If anyone needs a mask for their work, or to go out in public, they can let me know. All I ask is enough for postage. Overnight USPS is $7.75. $3.00 for regular postage & envelopes. Can you put the word out to your readers? I gotta' do something or go crazy. I don't want to read all my books before I go back to work, ya know?

I was going to charge $4.00 for regular masks & $7 for the kind with a pocket for HEPA filters, but I think I'd rather just donate them after all.

If you're interested, her contact information is:


Thanks for reading!
 - Jack

Presidential Election 2020 - What the Moonbats Are Up To

November's the month!  Get out there and vote for Donald Trump for a second term.  Should Trump win, the explosion of moonbat heads everywhere may cause a shift in the Earth's orbit.  Much of the Republik of Kalifornia will be underwater... well, I can hope, can't I?

I think I've discovered what the moonbats might be up to in 2020.  Keep reading, and if you're a moonbat with a thin skin, know that you've been issued the usual trigger warnings (maxi-trigger, trigger, and micro-trigger).

Monday, April 13, 2020

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

If you read Knuckledraggin My Life Away (and who doesn't, right?) you'll know that the owner is having host problems with GoDaddy just now.  Skipping ahead to the important part, click the link provided below and continue to enjoy the site.

https://ogdaa.blogspot.com/

And remember - it's rape, pillage then burn.

In Direct Defiance!

With a complete disregard for my own personal safety and in a premeditated, contemptuous, and direct defiance of lock down, stay-at-home, and social distancing orders from the government everywhere, I joined Big Mike for Easter dinner at his house.

What follows is a general description of the dinner.  Names have not been changed any more than usual.  Insults for all occasions have not been carefully thought out, but if anything occurs to me rest assured I'll deliver it with my best anti-moonbat style.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Or something.

Last Christmas my dear brother from the great Republik of Kalifornia sent me a gift card.  I used part of it a few days back, and here are the results.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Midnight Shooter: Still Making Noise

They pass laws
     to stop my pen
But the Midnight Shooter
     is at it again

Or something like that.  Keep reading, if you've a mind to.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

New Gun

Guess who got a new gun?

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

You Can't Pick Your Family

...but you can pick your friends and ignore your crazy neighbor lady when she goes off her meds and has a melt-down worthy of any spoiled five year daughter right in your front yard while you're trying to talk to a civil engineer about the heavy rain and the necessary construction of a swale (better known as a drainage ditch around this area).

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tenacity of a Moonbat

The Antique Naval Flight Officer shouted this down my well today, and it's a good read.  Check it out as it amuses you to do so.

Old NFO - YGTBSM!

As usual, he gets right to the points - and there are many.  I'm glad he posted this, but I'd like to point out a few things in my usual sensitive, thoughtful, and long-suffering way.

Warning: Typical fact filled rant ahead.  All moonbats are advised to put out their eyes with number two pencils before reading, least they do themselves a mischief.

Monday, March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Question

If you believe the Ohio Department of Health, we now have 1,653 confirmed cases of Wuhan Flu in Ohio. 403 of these confirmed cases are in the hospital; 139 are in the ICU; 29 have cashed in their chips.


The median age of consumers in the hospital is 59, with 50% being male, 49% being female, and 1% being other.  If you have to ask about that last number, then you haven't been keeping up with Moonbat Social Media over the last ten years.

What commercial media hasn't been saying much about are the homeless population and the illegal immigrants.  I guess the illegals got wind of the Wuhan Flu and decided to settle in Mexico.  Or something.  But the homeless population?  If this Wuhan Flu were every bit as dangerous and contagious as the government seems to think it is, the virus would have ripped through the homeless population like a Kalifornia wildfire ripping through Paradise.  If it is, no one is reporting it.

As for me, I'm not worried about it.  I remain inside most of the time anyway (I don't like people all that much), and while I don't wash my hands as often as Adrian Monk, I'm getting a bit obsessive about it.

My thinking is that the best thing to do is break out the old RV and temporarily relocate to an Ohio county that has zero cases of COVID-19.  Park and stay a while.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

When Some Kid Pulls a Gun

A young man pulled a pistol from his waistband and waved it at me today (Monday, March 23rd, 2020) in a threatening gesture.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

What Am I?

I am a white male istaphobe.   And proud of it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On the Lecture Circuit

Here is a video of a licensed medical professional who is engaged in controlling the COVID-19 virus delivering a lecture about the virus and how to defend against it.

Dr. Brad Spellberg on COVID-19

This is one of those rare instances where the video really is worth the time it takes to watch it.  The questions from the audience have probably been screened for pertinence, and so contribute to the lecture.  What impressed me most about Dr. Spellberg is his preface and emphasis to several questions: We don't know.

WuFlu Cognitive Impairment

I can't remember where I picked up this particular label, but the acronym is WuFCI, and is pronounced wuff-see.  I'm blatantly using it without permission, but it's always better to seek forgiveness rather than ask permission.  In most cases, anyway.  So my sincere thanks to the designer or originator of this label.  It's a good one, and if you're reading this, know that you nailed the situation cleanly.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Dinner at Big Mike's

Last night NoFacebookEver Big Mike invited me over for dinner at his house.  I had an Old Fashioned infused with cinnamon smoke, followed by a gin sour with Beefeater gin, and white wine with dinner.  After dinner we had Ethiopian coffee - which you can't get anymore - and Drambuie straight up in a brandy snifter.

The dinner was magnificent.

Mike made shrimp étouffée, and I'm here to tell you that I had the absolute best étouffée available at any price in Columbus, Ohio.  A truly magnificent meal, and when I finally left for home, the leftover étouffée went with me.  Probably enough for a light lunch.

My thanks to Big Mike for his hospitality.

Today I went to my band new Kroger super store in the hope of picking up a very few items.  I pulled out at 10:00 AM and was back home by 11:00 AM, having found everything I was looking for - except paper towels.  I could use a roll of paper towels, but I can wait.

The most interesting part of this excursion was overhearing the cashier at the liquor store (inside Kroger's - it's Ohio law, and it's every bit as stupid as the elected officials who wrote it and the governor who signed it) say that Kroger's store manager closed the store down at 6:00 PM yesterday (Sunday, 3/15/2020) due to over-crowding.  Go figure.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Emergency! Emergency!

We got us a genuine nine-one-one mayday emergency here.  I just got word from a reliable source that there is right now, this very minute, a certified case of COVID-19 in Togo!

That's Togo, Africa.

Truly the world is coming to an end.

Buddy, Can You Spare a C-Note?

I graduated High School in 1970, mainly because they didn't want to see my ugly pan in the principal's office every other morning, truancy being the reason for the office visits, and a genuine hatred of being in prison being the reason for truancy.  Back then public school was based on the prison model, with the school teachers as the prison guards and the principal as the warden.  Rules of conduct were applied arbitrarily, as was the punishment for infractions of same.  The guards favored corporal punishment - you got a beating when when of the guards took a dislike to you.

Think I'm kidding?  Ask anyone from that era who attended public school.  I hear Catholic school was worse.

Private school was a good deal different.  Several of my close friends attended Maumee Valley Country Day School, including my brother Shotgun Bob.  So naturally I'm on their mailing list.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Dweezil Zappa in Concert

A few months back my brother Big Mike informed me that Dweezil Zappa (the late Frank Zappa's son) was on tour and playing Frank's music.  The tour was landing in Columbus in March, and I was going.

I know - pictures or it didn't happen.  Keep reading, oh ye of little faith.



My Ticket from TicketBastards
I know, everyone has a right to make a living, and you can just go somewhere else, and on and on.  I don't care.  These people are class A dicks.

And now for the concert pictures, some of which are a good deal better than others.

Monday, March 2, 2020

But, but, I tried SO HARD!!!

Which is why we have participation trophies, Petey-Sweety.

Keep reading with the usual warning about off-color politically insensitive and racially... whatever.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The Game is Afoot!

In October of 2019 I wrote about a Kickstarter project that involved releasing a new game.  You can read the blog post here, at Important! Read this one.... Well, the male's in. Keep reading for a brief, completely insensitive in every way summary.

Friday, February 21, 2020

RFI False Statistics

My site is hosted by Blogger, mainly because I didn't know what else to do when I originally started this mess.  There have been a few potholes in my driveway, but not much I couldn't handle.

Until now.

Now, and by that I mean over the past 90 days, I notice that some of my posts are getting pageviews or hits that I strongly suspect come from a bot.  My reasoning is that certain restaurant reviews are much more popular than anyone would expect, and while I (so far) have no way of telling just who it is that's looking at which post and for how long, I know that some of the Referring URLs and Referring Sites are from such URLs as http://aubepine.best/ and http://arrent.best/ (actual site names).

There are others, but all have the .best suffix.  When I click on one, I sometimes get a page that displays phone numbers.  Suffice to say, I'd like to block these idiots, whoever they may be.

Would someone with a good deal more knowledge than I have point me in the right direction?

Quora Question: Dear Mad Jack...

An idle mind is something I can't remember just now, but I, personally, am easily bored to the point of distraction.  When that happens I sometimes point my trusty browser at Quora, just to generate a few laughs, bent minds, and fractured tempers.

Sometimes my answers get deleted by the ever-alert Quora Censorship Crew.  Other times they're either drunk or high (I suspect the latter) and my contribution of the overall knowledge of mankind remains unmolested - until some moonbat sees it and complains.

Keep reading as it amuses you to do so.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Socialism Defined

I rarely post someone else's comment or article in its entirety unless I'm giving it a caustic fisking.  However-comma I tripped over my breakfast bourbon and found this worthwhile gem on The Smallest Minority, Quote of the day - Not Real Socialism Edition, which in turn referenced a lengthy comment by Larry Correia, the author of Monster Hunter Nation and other works.

Keep reading if you're a moonbat, SJW, rabid left wing follower, and you're spoiling for a flame war.  The rest of you should know that there are links to pictures below the fold, and such pictures are not suitable for the office.  In fact, it's my personal goal to ensure that nothing you'll find in this collection of zeroes and ones is suitable for the office.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Coronavirus - Hyperbola, Misdirection, or Something Else

The now infamous coronavirus (officially COVID-19) is here to stay and we're all in for a long haul. 


Thursday, February 13, 2020

Impeachment, Election, and the Verdict

The Demonic Left is a long way from surrender, preferring to return on their shield rather than with it.  As a result, they have no one to run in the 2020 race to the double-wide parked on the large lot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C.  What a fucking shame.

Continue at your own peril.  Brace yourself for racist insults, profane language, and prejudiced opinions along with facts that are not suitable for work.  SJWs may require therapy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Curtis Reeves Trial

I wrote about this case before, and it looks like the wheels of justice and continuing to grind away, but in my own arrogant opinion a fossilized snail could overtake these wheels at the first turn.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Legal Weed

I often read Knuckledraggin My Life Away. The man is unbelievable for some of the stunts he's pulled and lived to tell about.  I'd say he's a damned liar, but his stories have the ring of truth to them - it's not he always walks away unscathed. Anyway, here's one of his latest reads:

But legalizing weed will make the crime rate drop!, which is concerned with legalizing pot and the unintended consequences.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Bigfoot Sighting!

The news is out.  We now have proof positive that Bigfoot (Sasquatch, Swamp Thing, whatever...) actually, really exists!

Only the critter in the photo is a fake.  Keep reading and I'll spill the beans all over the rug.

Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Or, the screwin' ya get fer the screwin' ya got, as a wise old barfly advised me when I was just a tad.  He was talking about divorce and was somewhat bitter about it, which I couldn't understand then but am fully cognizant of now.  This is, of course, the man's point of view.  I imagine the woman's is somewhat different and might be more to the point.  Something along the lines of, 'Come near me again you sonuvabitch and I'll drop you with a deer rifle.'  At least if she has any sense and is fed up with being a combination dumping ground and punching bag for his worthless and ignorant, drunken and tar-heel stupid, just-got-fired-from-my-job-again fat ass.

That last is a bit verbose.  Any women wasting their time reading this feel free to help me out in the comments section.

The rest is a rant about the disciplinary action taken against two police officers regarding the Stormy Daniels arrest.  Read at your own risk.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Want To Know What's Really Happening in Sweden?

The Ludicrous Left wants you to believe that the Swedish government is so kind and generous that they took in a few overcrowded tramp steamers full of Muslim refugees, and everything is going along so well that the intelligent, progressive world societal experts at Time Magazine designated Greta Thunberg at the 2019 Person of the Year.  Now everyone is sitting around singing...

Keep going.  There's a great link below the fold, and as usual this post is not safe for anyone at work, or who lacks the hide of a rhinoceros or the sensitivity of a hungry badger.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Rant - V.P. Mike Pence and the Family Feud

You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family.  A great truism that I'm reminded of every so often.  Like last night, for instance.

The rest of this is largely a rant, not safe for work, and is not politically correct.  This is the official trigger warning to any thin skinned SJW that stumbled across this site by accident and when told not to pull the trigger because the gun is loaded - pulls the trigger.

Keep reading as it amuses you to do so.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

An Original WTF? Moment

I'm going through my email like a stupe when I come across some kind of complimentary stat evaluation for Mad Jack's Shack.  Now, since this is from Google, anything I read has to be taken with the proverbial grain of salt, but still, it kind of looks believable.

Friday, January 3, 2020

The History Teacher Droned On...

Ha!
Ha!Ha!
Ha!Ha!Ha!

I'm making a joke here.  A play on words.

This diatribe is not safe for work, Church, or anyone (anything?) that even thinks it might be a snowflake.  Continue at your own risk.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Today is Hangover Day

I've got the shakes and I can't see straight.  Today is 1/1/2020; there should be something significant here, but I can't imagine what it might be.

So.

The Ancient Aquatic Aviation Officeholder left 2019 searching for answers to life's most difficult and thought provoking questions. Buoyed by my morning bourbon and being at loose ends until 2:00 PM (I'm invited to a Hoppin' John party - whatever that is) I will provide a few answers.

Happy New Year!!!

Complete with three bangs. This is reminiscent of the midnight racket I suffered when my neighbors decided to celebrate the New Year by unlimbering their gun collection and ridding themselves of some excess ammo.

Now, on to the questions.