Archive for August, 2017

The Christian Onion

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

While doing some research about the mega church in Houston that allegedly was not opening his facility for refugees, I stumbled on the Babylon bee – a satirical website targeted at things like MegaChurches.

Whether you are a fervent Christian or an atheist, there are thought provoking insights into Christianity and how it has evolved in the TV and Internet ages.

An example:

Organization [Planned Parenthood] That Murders 200,000 People Of Color Each Year Takes Stand Against Racism

Consider the implications, amigos…

Monday, August 28th, 2017

You might have heard about 30 people being captured at 1 AM along the San Diego border. Early reports omitted that the majority of the people captured were Chinese nationals. if the Chinese can be smuggled over the border with Mexico, lots of other folks could be, too.

Friday afternoon surprise!

Saturday, August 26th, 2017

seb gorka resigns as white house advisor

Friday, August 25th, 2017

he threw in the towel earlier today.

here is a link so you can read about it yourself.

The Federalist announces the news

resignation letter is superb.

The other war in the Middle East

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Following Donald Trump’s speech about Afghanistan, I mentioned to Mrs. Stiening that we haven’t heard much about Yemen recently. Now we have.

The US backed Saudi effort to destroy resistance to Saudi interference in Yemen is two years old now. The only result for the 27 million people who live there is starvation, cholera and indiscriminate bombing of civilians, which resulted yesterday in the Saudi bombing of a hotel in the rebel stronghold.

Saudi Arabia has been working to isolate Qatar from its Arab neighbors, going so far as to demand that Qatar shut down its publicly funded news service Al Jazeera. That’s an unusual demand for one country to make against another sovereign nation.

The result is very dfferent news coverage:

Al Jazeera says the Crown Prince and Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia wants a way to end their war – with the US playing a role in the negotiations.

The UK based Daily Mail is describing the situation as the Yemen resistance is unraveling.

Doing this will make you go blind

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

The Countess and I took our first serious road trip together. We ventured South to South Carolina to experience the total solar eclipse.

We settled in at the IGA parking lot in Elgin, South Carolina.

We should have been totality but we may have been at 99.99%. It got dark enough for the street lights to come on, but the sunlight never stopped completely.

I realized the camera facing me could be used with no danger to my eyes and the camera would not be damaged.

buck sexton now live on the blaze radio

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

we were listening to glenn beck this morning and i heard an ad for buck sexton’s show. the show is now running LIVE on the blaze radio from 6 to 9 p.m. previously, blaze radio was running the show (tape-delayed) from 7 to 10 p.m.

before this change, i had to listen on the i-phone fred got me; he made a button on it for a station in eden, nc, that ran the buck sexton show live. (he has to make these things easy for me.) now we can listen live on the trusty little c. crane internet radio that was part of the dowry shipped down from philly.

NOTE TO PARROTT: i put this here especially with you in mind because i remember you had some sort of gizmo issue having to do with iheart radio things and you were looking for a way around that problem  so you could listen to buck.


1,000 new FM “stations” to save AM

Friday, August 11th, 2017

The FCC gave AM stations an opportunity to request an FM translator without requiring them to buy an existing license. Around 1,000 licenses have been applied for.

Here is The List

When this process is complete, most AM stations will be heard on FM unless either the AM station is derelict or is located in a big city where no FM frequency is available.

Setting the table

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

There is an area near our door which needed a very special table. We did an exhaustive search on Amazon Prime and found this one.

Back close to normal, I assumed my role as dutiful husband and assembled it today. The result is pleasing all the people who matter…

Reasons for hope at VOA

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Voice of America discovers Conservative Millenials living in the Midwest