June 22, 2019

At the Deep Shade Café...

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... you can talk about whatever you want.

111 comments:

RobinGoodfellow said...

The sky is burnin’
I believe my soul’s on fire!

Birkel said...

Not much news today.
Of that I am thankful.

Etienne said...
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Otto said...

Still waiting for a post from feminist Ann to defend Hope Hicks who was shamelessly addressed by Nadler at congressional hearing.

traditionalguy said...

DJT tweeted his endorsement for The Real Deal by Geo. Sorial this AM. So I downloaded it and have listened to the first half at the Gymn this PM. Sorial writes a very good story since it is all first hand reality. Turns out that Sorial and Trump both had mothers from Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, and his dad was a coptic Egyptian builder.

Anyway, the real deal refers to the boss DJT has been in the 10 years leading up to 2015. I highly recommend it.

stevew said...

What a glorious day today in the general area north east of Boston MA. Spectacular sunshine, low 70's, mid-afternoon shower that cleared out any damp air. This is why I live here. Did 21 miles on the bike through Ipswich, Hamilton, Wenham, Danvers, and Topsfield. Only a couple of obnoxious car/truck drivers. Puttered around the rest of the day.

Can't seem to get my mechanical wall clock to work. Runs fine without the pendulum, stalls after five minutes or so with the pendulum in place. Tried to raise and lower the bob, no luck. Back at it tomorrow.

Michael K said...

What a glorious day today in the general area north east of Boston MA

That is a gorgeous area 6 months a year. Lived there a couple of times.

narciso said...

This was how war of the worlds began
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/06/22/science/nasa-mars-rover-life.amp.html

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

the althouse commentariat circa 1967 ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whmzEXywq40

rehajm said...

I went up to Dartmouth with the rising senior. Now up to the top o' the list...the major college in Williamstown, MA now not even a safety...

Saw gramma as the grand marshal in the Hartford High School reunion parade. TV show theme this year...very clever!

KheSanh 0802 said...

"Mr. Trump also said that Marine Gen. Joe Dunford cautioned him against the plan to strike Iran, which had been drawn up by John Bolton, the president’s national-security adviser." From the WSJ today. General Dunford is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff "A senior administration official said that Gen. Dunford initially had supported the plan earlier in the day".

In other words, the military changed its mind about the planned "raid" and recommended to Trump that he not follow through. Trump listened to their advice and canceled the raid. My God, the chaos and unprofessionalism at the WH. Trump allowed himself to be swayed by his military advisors. Oh, the horror!

I just finished "The British are Coming" by Rick Atkinson. In it Atkinson describes how George Washington wanted to launch a frontal/amphibious assault across the Charles against the British in Boston. His staff was ultimately able to talk him out of what would have been a disaster. Oh, the chaos and unprofessionalism in Washington's headquarters!

KheSanh 0802 said...

Yes, Ann, how about a little feminist ire about the way Hope Hicks was treated by Fat Jerry.

Hagar said...
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Hagar said...

"The British are Coming" is B.S. They were all British.

narciso said...

Just like Spain vs the colonies in the independence movement, there is a point when the latter dont consider themselves part of the former.

narciso said...

Like the independence movements in the EU, Catalan Brexit, italexit

Drago said...

Hagar: ""The British are Coming" is B.S. They were all British."

Not after 200 years and generations spent on the frontier scratching an existence out of the wilderness.

Bob Boyd said...

This cafe is deeply shady.

Drago said...

"What a glorious day today in the general area north east of Boston MA"

Just spent a week out on the beach at Scituate. The storms a couple weeks ago made for some interesting tidal action.

FullMoon said...

stevew said...

Can't seem to get my mechanical wall clock to work. Runs fine without the pendulum, stalls after five minutes or so with the pendulum in place. Tried to raise and lower the bob, no luck. Back at it tomorrow.

6/22/19, 6:10 PM


I have two with the same problem. Leveled every which way, blew dust out of back with clean compressed air. Lubed with silicone spray. Have run one for two weeks or so without pendulum in hopes it would 'fix itself'. No success.

There is advice on the internet. Good luck.

Unknown said...

The last pendulum clock in my life belonged to my grandparents 50 years ago. They had to pull the weights every day or two in some way to keep it running.

--Rt1Rebel

Drago said...

From a 2004 interview:

"FALSANI: "Do you believe in sin?"

OBAMA: "Yes."

FALSANI: "What is sin?"

OBAMA: "Being out of alignment with my values."'

No wonder LLR Chuck worshipped obama...and still does.

Gahrie said...

"The British are Coming" is B.S. They were all British.

It would have been "The Redcoats are coming!".

Gahrie said...

Still waiting for a post from feminist Ann to defend Hope Hicks who was shamelessly addressed by Nadler at congressional hearing.

I'm still waiting for the reaction to the Oregon bakers' case and the fact that the Colorado baker has been sued a third time.

narciso said...

Hes genus frum dreher, ht Robert McCain, also gerson Rubin french Williamson, they mistake silence for civility.

narciso said...

So boris Johnson has always been a wild man, a rough instrument that's the only type that can carry Brexit, hence the dirty trick the favourites played on him.

Chuck said...

Althouse what happened to your short-lived moderation policy and practice?

Here's a comments page -- a café page to be sure -- where I am called out by name for a personal insult (and a blatantly false one at that) when I have not yet even authored a single comment.

Your instructions at the bottom of this page say, "avoid personal back-and-forth with other commenters." Drago doesn't "avoid" personal back-and-forth. Personal back-and-forth is his standard operating procedure.

stevew said...

Thanks Fullmoon, I think I’ll let it run down without the pendulum, see if that unsticks whatever isn’t working. Thanks also to Unknown but this one has a wound spring mechanism, no weights to tug on.

FullMoon said...

Ya know what's funny? Only people I have ever seen cry to mamma for help are Chuck, Inga, and (many names) Ritmo. None of us other commenters, sane or not, have whined about being picked on..weak..
Wazza matter, can dish it out but can't take it?


Chuck said...

"I am afraid you are mistaking me for someone who has an interest in fair treatment of Donald Trump. I'm not your guy. I am interested in smearing him, hurting him and prejudicing people against him."

3/4/16, 4:46 PM

stevew said...

Right on.

steve uhr said...

“This blog does not allow anonymous comments”

What does that mean?

FullMoon said...

stevew said...

Thanks Fullmoon, I think I’ll let it run down without the pendulum, see if that unsticks whatever isn’t working. Thanks also to Unknown but this one has a wound spring mechanism, no weights to tug on.

I have two with the weights, one working, and one spring wound. Kind of crazy how they decide to stop working for no reason.

Also have an anniversary clock that is wound once a year. That was a challenge to fix.
All inherited. Personally, battery operated digital fine with me.

Marcus said...

Don't expect the Hostess to come out against the Fat Man's treatment of Hope Hicks.
No one tells her what to blog about.

THEOLDMAN

Bob Smith said...

The Sacramento PD and political establishment has a lot to answer for.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Excuse me, Mr. Pot-bellied Dwarf, I mean, Mr. Nadless--
--My name is Ms. Hicks"

per Nunes:
"My sources that were inside and did the interviewing said it was quite embarrassing to watch the Democratic congressmen essentially ask Hope Hicks about her love life," Nunes said. “I think that’s very bizarre to have a bunch of old, pervy congressmen asking somebody who has no new information about her love life. I think the American people would be ashamed if they knew what actually happened in that room.”

FullMoon said...

Not Crazy:

Justine Daily, a supporter of Drag Queen Story Hour, brought her two children, Shannon, 13, and Sean, six, to the story time. Shannon identifies as gay and Sean wore a dress to the event “after learning about those who oppose it,” Daily told the Spokesman-Review. Her husband, Goff Daily, told the Review, “If Jesus was around today, he would be on this side.”


https://dailycaller.com/2019/06/22/mom-protest-drag-queen-story-hour-sniper/

narciso said...

One tries to find a reference point for this time period, because the news will not address it, so the work of mccarry and Drury roughly prefigures it, the former whi passed last March was an Irish catholic intelligence officer in an organization still run by ivy league brahmins like alsoo and Bundy. He saw already in the 70s how toxically anti American there organizations had become

Fen said...

"Not after 200 years and generations spent on the frontier scratching an existence out of the wilderness."

I think the liberals who hive into Blue City
-States are changing into something else too. Something thats not American.

Marc said...

Am interested in the National Conservatism conference in DC next month. Bolton, Carlson, Thiel, Hawley, and then inter alia Patrick Deneen, Yoram Hazony, and Ryszard Legutko. "We see this public conference as the kick off for a protracted effort to recover and reconsolidate the rich tradition of national conservative thought as an intellectually serious alternative to the excesses of purist libertarianism, and in stark opposition to political theories grounded in race."

narciso said...

So his vehicle of opposition was an American businessman with vision and certain charisma despised by the left for both.

Drury was a more old school correspondent for one of the wire services, his most notable work was advice and consent. His subsequent work showed a similar progression among democratic politics, onlu one step ahead of reality.

narciso said...

Hazony is one of the sharpest minds on the subject of nationalism, I wouldn't say hes up with ticqueville but probably close.

narciso said...

It's rather striking how Dartmouth oxford and princeton yielded no insight and he was at the top of the analytical pyramid including the 2002 nie:
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/paul-pillar/brink-war-iran-63712

h said...

Different topic (but it's a cafe, right?). The current fad for putting political significance on pronouns has made it very difficult for me to read newspaper accounts and understand what is happening. Here's an example from a report about the Colorado school shooting: "McKinney also told investigators that she had specific targets at the school in mind, but "wanted everyone in that school to suffer from trauma like he has in his life and to realize that the world is a bad place.""

I think this means "McKinney also told investigators that McKinney had specific targets at the school in mind, but "wanted everyone in that school to suffer from trauma like McKinney has in McKinney's life and to realize that the world is a bad place."" But I object to being forced to read a sentence three times to understand its meaning. As in my example, if newspaper writers/editors feel strongly on this, I recommend they eliminate pronouns altogether and just use the nouns that the pronouns would traditionally have been used to replace. I know people will say that this formulation is clunky (4 "McKinney"s in a single sentence. But it gains in clarity what it loses in graceful expression.

narciso said...

It's a schizophrenic sentence, it means anybody was fair game some more than others.

gilbar said...

okay, i just saw two news stories side by side;

1)Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden promised Saturday that on "Day One" of a Biden presidency he would repeal President Trump's 2017 tax cuts and close $500 billion on tax loopholes.

2)Carol Roth: No, Teen Vogue, you should not promote prostitution as a career choice

So, unemployment is at Record lows, and Jo Biden says Job 1 is to change that, meanwhile Teen Vogue is encouraging our daughters to become hookers
please let me know which is more indicative of how out of touch main stream america is?

Michael K said...

Can't seem to get my mechanical wall clock to work.

I have a Seth Thomas mantle clock that I lifted out of a trash can when I was nine. Some one had died and the family apparently thew out the unwanted possessions. I took it home and my grandfather got it working again. It has worked for 70 years so far but needs some work, maybe new springs. It will run an d keep time but stops at odd times. I just ordered a book on chiming clocks to see what I can learn about it

Humperdink said...

Self identified liberals who move from a high-tax blue state to a low-tax red state should be denied voting rights for a period of say ....... a lifetime. (I kid, sort of.)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

Pete Buttsexsex tries to read talking points off a piece of paper while Black Lives Matter protesters yell at him:

BLM: “You expect black people to vote for you?”

Pete: “I’m not asking for your vote.”

BLM: “You’re not going to get it.”

Ralph L said...

"The British are Coming" is B.S. They were all British.

Still, Every One to get from Street!

gilbar said...

oh, and Teen Vogue is defending its decision to publish a graphic tutorial to anal sex for children and teenagers, titled
"This is anal 101, for teens, beginners and all inquisitive folk, A Guide to Anal Sex."

“Here is the lowdown on everything you need to know about butt stuff,” the writer declared.
OH, it was the lowdown on Everything you need to know, except
The original article did not include any references to practicing safe sex – but was later amended to include a line about condoms being “non-negotiable.”

gilbar said...

Dr K wrote... It has worked for 70 years so far but needs some work, maybe new springs. It will run an d keep time but stops at odd times. I just ordered a book on chiming clocks to see what I can learn about it

whatever you do, don't use wd-40; for our grandfather clocks wd-40 was verbotten. you're supposed to use whale oil; i have no idea where you're supposed to buy new bottles of that at

gilbar said...

surprise!
they make synthetic whale oil (which they do NOT call synthetic whale oil), and you can buy it through the portal
https://www.amazon.com/Liberty-Synthetic-Lubricating-Grandfather-Clocks/dp/B00AZMGFI4/ref=asc_df_B00AZMGFI4/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4583451663538386&psc=1

Gospace said...

If you go to any of the tourist stops in Boston you will learn that Paul Revere and the other riders (he wasn't the only one) were spreading the word that "The regulars are coming", as in the professional British soldiers, and they were coming to disarm the militia - the unruly British colonists. It was well after the start of the Revolution before the people who were of British descent stopped thinking of themselves as British. The Dutch in the Hudson Valley and the various types of Germans (There was no Germany) likely never viewed themselves as British.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

whale oil in space? Used by NASA?
it doesnt freeze in sub zero temps-- best lubricant around
would they admit it?
this has been 'bunked' and debunked

narciso said...

That seems improbable the colonists were alienated from the time of the Boston massacre and the stamp act, and it probably wasn't unique to boston.

Narayanan said...

Runs fine without the pendulum,

So it's redundant by design?

Narr said...

Just got here (have not read previous comments).

OK milhist geeks--

What day is it?

I can't hear you! What day is it?

I can't hear you! What day is it?

Narr
Slow pitch

narciso said...

The Suffolk resolves, set the stage.

Unknown said...

Read an interesting article once about digitizing old music master tapes. Not only are some of them playable on only a couple of still operating machines (Sinatra 3-track masters was the example given), but old tapes lubricated with whale oil were otherwise great. Newer tapes from the late 60s on with synthetic oil tended to catch and wrinkle. The fix was to bake them *very* carefully, and then they would play fine -- once. And they could not be baked again. Imagine having one shot to get the master of say, Astral Weeks played and ripped, and if you blew it, that was it..

Unknown said...

“This blog does not allow anonymous comments”

What does that mean?


I think it just means you have to be logged into some account blogger finds acceptable to comment. Obviously it doesn't mean you have to have a real name attached to it.

narciso said...

There are certain rhymes between countries

https://www.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/1898/chroncuba.html

Drago said...

Vichy Republican Chuck: "Personal back-and-forth is his standard operating procedure."

Self-admitted Smear merchants (and proudly admitted) like Hoax Conservative Chuck are always, always, the first to complain when their smears are exposed.

But only every single time.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

"Wake Me Up Before You Go/Dont Go Go" -- by Sleepy Joe

From 'Don't go' to 'Go': Joe Biden has told opposite stories about his advice on Osama bin Laden raid

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/from-dont-go-to-go-joe-biden-has-told-opposite-stories-about-his-role-in-the-osama-bin-laden-raid

narciso said...

That's a bfd dont you think, the easiest call in the world

Narayanan said...

You shouldn't fault Chuck for wanting to hold people to linguistically honestly etc.

Same goes for Chuck also when other do it to him/her etc..

Crazy World said...

Lovely day on my little island.

Narayanan said...

My advice on Osama bin Laden raid would have been to doxx him and see cockroaches in Pakistan.

Has Trump opinion on it yet?

MSM could grab (t)his low hang fruit if they wanted to.

narciso said...

Well that would be difficult because he was living under the protection of the isi and the Pakistani army (with friends like these)

narciso said...

When the cruise missiles struck in 98, we were surprised to the discover that some of the casualties were those same intelligence officers

narciso said...

Well he couldn't pull off the melt liquor stand, so why not lecture people who aren't in a mood.

J. Farmer said...

John Bolton is kind of bureaucratic tapeworm. Try as you might, you can’t expel him. He seems to live forever in the bowels of the federal agency reemerging to cause pain and suffering.

-Tucker Carlson

I have a long loathing for television news programming, but if there is a show on the air worth watching, Carlson's would be it.

Two-eyed Jack said...

Boston was a Puritan town and the governor general and the king were Church of England. The American Revolution grew out of the English Civil Wars.

Two-eyed Jack said...

The defeat of the French in Canada freed Americans to act on their resentments against rule from across the ocean.

narciso said...

Well that and the colonists has to pay for the war, that could make you cranky.

narciso said...

I thought that was way over the top, call and audible and claim your victory instead of going full Ron paul.

Yancey Ward said...

And Chuck claims to not care what people write about him, and just a couple of days back, too.

narciso said...

Wait what?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/23/ethiopia-coup-attempt-leaves-army-chief-shot-says-pm

Fen said...

Chuck: Here's a comments page -- a café page to be sure -- where I am called out by name for a personal insult (and a blatantly false one at that) when I have not yet even authored a single comment.

"And how the witch railed when the children refused to eat the path of gumdrops she had strewn out along a line to her cauldron."

You must think Althouse is an idiot to fall that bullshit. You do realize she graduated law school and taught classrooms of college students Con Law for many years? And yet, you continue to play the moron who thinks he has a clever excuse the cop hasn't heard before:

"These drugs aren't yours? You say someone must have stolen your car, left the drugs on the passenger seat, and parked your car back in your driveway before you woke up this morning? OKay. Sir, I'm going to need you to exit the vehicle..."


You aren't intelligent enough to see how transparent your gambit it. It's entertaining.

narciso said...

We can reasonably assume hes drunk a lot of flint water, I think he drinks from the Sam's cantime as David frenxh.

Fen said...

That seems improbable the colonists were alienated from the time of the Boston massacre and the stamp act, and it probably wasn't unique to boston.

There was a good history on that recently, I forget where. If you read between the lines, it sounds like the Boston massacre was very similar to Kent State - protesters throwing chunks of concrete at (and wounding) unseasoned troops who panicked and opened fire, ie. we were responsible for starting the Boston massacre that would later be turned into a patriotic rallying cry.

It sounds plausible, but anti-American deconstructionism is so in vogue that I'm skeptical.

narciso said...

The one by Nathaniel philbrick? Yes there was some propaganda to the charge,

Fen said...

OKay. Sir, I'm going to need you to exit the vehicle...

BTW, if you come across "okay" with the first TWO letters capitalized, that's a white supremacist dog whistle, akin to two christians drawing arcs in the sand that make a "fish".

Adjust accordingly. Or just chill if you are secure with your race and culture.

Fen said...

"The one by Nathaniel philbrick?"

WTF. See, this is why I will never get a big head at Althouse. How did you do that? ESP? :)

narciso said...

The mindstone obviously, of course modern educators dont find that particularly justifiable if they were protesting for health care or transgenderism that would be something different

The 1905 Russian revolution was sparked much the same way. There was a protest outside the czarist palice

Limited Perspective said...

For the first time in my life, I have an office manager that is younger than I am. It doesn't make much difference. I decided not to go into management years ago and remain in one of the independent parts of the company where the profits are and thus we are left alone. I've hardly acknowledged him in the year he has been there.

I decided it was time to be polite and talk. I texted him and asked for a meeting. Goodness, this was a mistake. The young with a sense of power and a delusion of wisdom make them unbearable to listen to. I remained polite, asking about his life and ambitions. It was like listening to a young actress getting an Oscar.

narciso said...

The baire call was like the battle of Concord but that happened in 35 localities.

Lewis Wetzel said...

The TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) being built on Mauna Kea has received its final approval and will start construction within days. A group of vocal protesters has threatened to shut it down by any means neccessary. The perpetual protesters are mostly from the Hawaiian Studies Department at UH Manoa, which is on another island. If you love science, support the TMT!

Unknown said...

Do the TNMT support the TMT?

Ralph L said...

Don't forget about the world-famous 1771 Battle of Alamance Creek, which Wiki calls the final skirmish of 1765-71 War of the Regulation between the western NC Piedmont and the royal government.

"Some historians in the late nineteenth-early twentieth centuries considered the battle to be the opening salvo of the American Revolution, and locals agreed with this assessment."

Fen said...

The young with a sense of power and a delusion of wisdom make them unbearable to listen to.

Worse is the dawning realization that many of their amateur mistakes will affect you directly.

It's why I ditched my Biomedical Engineering decree when I went back to school after the Marine Corps. After leading tank platoons through northern Africa you think you can accomplish anything. I knew it was going to be 8 years of my nose stuck in books, but I thought I was smart enough to pull it off. Then I met my competition.

It was like a high school star QB on the field with the Pros for the first time. These kids were building black hole generators in their garage over Spring Break, for fun. I previewed my future: I would be that old guy stuck in an admin role because I never grasped The Fancy Sciencey Word blah blah Of Fancy Sciencey Concept blah.

So I quickly switched my major to Lap Dancer Studies.

Fen said...

Did you know your average Lap Dancer doesn't land a Whale to fund her boob job until at least her 6th month on stage? It's inhumane. That's what inspired me to become an activist for their cause. If you are interested in becoming a member (free newsletter!) or protesting, meet me down at the PussyCat Lounge between 1-5pm.

Boob Jobs should be free. Do it for Teh Patriarchy!

Fen said...

FemiNazi: Patriarchy blah toxic masculinity blah blah women's right to choose what we do with our own bodies blah blah

Mr Patriarchy: Bet I can get you to risk you life (anesthesia) and surgically insert bags of saline into your body for the sole purpose of pleasing and arousing me...?

FemiNazi: Oh go fu- ... Wait, you'll pay for it?

Mr Patriarchy: No but I'm willing to uhm trade.

FemiNazi: Trade for what? Oh. Can I think about it?

Fen said...
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Fen said...

meet me down at the PussyCat Lounge between 1-5pm.

On Thursdays we hold a seminar on Tactile Discovery of Differences Between The D And DD Cup

$20 gate fee but an open bar.

Humperdink said...

"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) found itself in hot water last week when an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that thousands of firearms and firearm parts had been stolen from an ATF gun-destruction facility in West Virginia.

According to the report, a contract security guard at the facility has been stealing federal property since 2016, including automatic rifles, semi-automatic handguns, Glock slides, magazines, and scopes. The ATF is being cagey about how many firearms the guard stole, but his plea agreement indicates that he nabbed at least 3,000 Glock slides, over 4,000 firearm parts, fifteen rifles, eighty handguns, and nine NFA Class III firearms.
"

NFA Class III firearms? Read: machine guns.

When guns are outlawed, not even the ATF will have guns. Ha.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/digest/atf-caught-w-pants-down/

gilbar said...

wow! Humperdink!

I stopped at the "automatic rifles", and laughed!
Then, when i got to the NFA Class III firearms, i stopped laughing

gilbar said...

of course, they could have just been sawed off shot-guns
which would put me back laughing at automatic rifles

Humperdink said...

On the potential bright side, maybe the security guard was going to participate in a gun buy-back program.

gilbar said...

this Just In
college majors with the highest unemployment
The data found the mass-media industry had the highest unemployment rate at 7.8 percent. The analysis noted the industry has seen layoffs recently and a decrease in career growth.

Coming in second was liberal arts with an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent. The analysis stated those who studied liberal arts may find it difficult to choose a career due to its “broad nature.”


Interestingly, as Fen has noted, the “broad nature" of liberal arts majors careers is often helped by the insertion of saline bags. The same is probably also true for many mass media majors

gilbar said...

Hump, i think he listened to the Johnny Cass song, One Piece at a Time; one time too many

at least 3,000 Glock slides, over 4,000 firearm parts

stevew said...

Narayanan said...
Runs fine without the pendulum,

So it's redundant by design?

I was imprecise. It runs without the pendulum but fast, very fast. The pendulum is supposed to slow it down so that it keeps accurate time. The position of the weight on the pendulum is adjustable to fine tune the timekeeping accuracy. I'm experimenting with that adjustment. No luck so far, keeps stopping after a few minutes. Perhaps there's a metaphor in that.

Found a website that is informative and helpful with troubleshooting mechanical clockworks.

https://www.theclockdepot.com/

Rusty said...


"I have two with the same problem. Leveled every which way, blew dust out of back with clean compressed air. Lubed with silicone spray. Have run one for two weeks or so without pendulum in hopes it would 'fix itself'. No success."
Friction. Age and gravity is messing with your clock. Find a horologist and take it there. Just a couple of sugestions. Don't use compressed air. It not only blows dust out it also blows dust into places it shouldn't be. Like bearing surfaces. Don't us a silicon lubricant. It leaves a residue that attracts dust. Dust is a very fine abtasive. Without the pendulum the clock can run but wont keep very goog time. The pendulum is a regulator.
"Acuracy is the sum total of your compromises"

Nobody said...

No one tells her what to blog about.

“No one can know what was hers to lose
Blogger or savior, it was hers to choose...”

Anyway, the Joan Baez song “Winds of the Old Days” was definitely about Dylan’s "Rolling Thunder Revue.” It synchs with her comments in her interview for the movie. “Diamonds and Rust” I kind of inferred on memory of it, but now I see that the Rolling Thunder tour was a big theme of the two songs she wrote herself on that album which came out in 1975.

Nobody said...

i think he listened to the Johnny Cass song,

I have a rule about not calling out typos, but that comment would have made more sense quicker if you spelled Johnny Cash right. Funny song. I was wondering “Who’s Johnny Cass?"

Nobody said...

In the end, the words of my father inspired me to continue the fight. He said, “In my life, I’ve done everything I could to treat all people with dignity and respect. And now, nearing the end of my life, I’m going to die being labeled as a racist.”. Gibson about Oberlin

Doesn’t he know “racist” is just a word he doesn’t own? Simpleton. Plus only he should be at economic risk in this fight, not the college. I think. Bluto Blotarski summed up Althouse’s thinking pretty well in Animal House: “We’re college kids, we can do anything we want!"

Nobody said...

Here’s the correct Oberlin meme, which has been banned by FB, I guess.

http://esmemes.com/i/we-can-do-anything-we-want-were-college-students-animal-2513481

gilbar said...

I have a rule about not calling out typos,
my apologies, if i was going to have a typo, that was a BAD place for it
i might as well have called him, the man in back

Bruce Hayden said...

“According to the report, a contract security guard at the facility has been stealing federal property since 2016, including automatic rifles, semi-automatic handguns, Glock slides, magazines, and scopes.”

Why Glock slides? I thought that weird. Slides are not the serialized part for polymer handguns like Glocks, so have little ATF oversight. The only thing that I can think of is that the thief was removing and stealing the slides because they weren’t serialized, so are harder to trace, had almost half the value of the Glocks, allowed the serialized lowers to still be destroyed as required, and then properly recorded as destroyed.

Which gets me to one of the weird things about the sort of tracing of guns and the forensics we see so frequently on TV shows. Police will somehow acquire a handgun, fire it into, say, water, recover the spent rounds, and then the CSI techs will compare and match those bullets to those recovered at a crime scene, or from a body. But anyone who shoots semiautomatic handguns like Glocks knows that field stripping them is one of the first things that you lean to do, and guns like Glocks have four easily separable parts: lower; upper; barrel; and spring. I have seen a Glock field stripped in maybe 30 seconds by one of our instructors. Probably could reassemble with a different barrel in another 30 seconds. I take a couple minutes, mostly to get the slide catches just right. Everyone seems to make Glock aftermarket barrels (I am sitting right now in Sandpoint, about 20 miles from Lone Wolf Distributing, that sells an extensive selection of such barrels). My question then is why not acquire a second barrel for a semiautomatic handgun you expect to use to commit a crime. Use that barrel in the crime, then switch back to the original before the cops get the gun from you? We are talking a bit over $100. Replacing firing pins is a little harder, but not extremely so. Plenty of videos online to show you how.

Nobody said...

“the man in back”

LOL.

Marc said...

Am re-reading Hazony's The Virtue of Nationalism; hope it gains a wide audience.

I saw Tucker Carlson's description of John Bolton mentioned here yesterday (I think) by someone (Farmer commented on it, supra): which is why when I read the Conservative Nationalism conference notice, that they are both of them making 'keynote' speeches, my eyebrows raised.

narciso said...

Hes more an American nationalist, not a neocon, as the csp briefing paper points out