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Thursday, 30 July 2020

Signs A The Times


Yesterday on the email the President bow bender and bottle washer sent out a message that our club has an “urban outdoorsman” (homeless bum) using our Outdoor Range facility. For those guys it probably looks pretty sweet. The club house is wide open and relatively weather proof, the out houses  are clean. It has a nice wood stove, and depending on the hobo involved, he could button up in there and nobody would know he’s even there. The clubhouse only gets used at formal events and tournaments... people generally go there to be outside. It’s about 6 miles out in the country so other than sparse random traffic out on the county road... it’s out of the way and relatively off the grid. I woulda thunk hobos would prefer to be closer to town but whadda I know. If I see him, and he minds his manners and respects the property I’ll probably just overlook it. There but for the grace of God go I...

It’s high summer up here in Alberta now. Day before yesterday it was 32C. I start to melt in the mid 20’s and I sublimate into a gaseous state in the low 30s. Even though we went in the morning and dropped Macey off early... Mort and I had to scrub the Long Range Dawg Patrol. I usually pig shave Mort in the summers but lately his hair started having a problem growing back from it... so he’s stuck in his fur coat. I got an hour and a half out of him and he just crashed when we got home. Thankfully the days are getting shorter and we’ll sneak out for quick and dirty walks in the morning until it cools down.

I had to laugh at the stubfarts over at a Camp Borepatch. Apparently you stupid, ignorant Yanks are starting to experience supply chain issues induced by the Chinkypox lockdowns. Ha!!! Foolish American capitalist pig dogs!!! Serves ya right!!! The zampolits over at the CBC up here just announced that we can expect “a full economic recovery by September!” So what does that mean in real terms? Welp... by the time that Pete and Quartermain and BP line up... I will be well ahead in the line up for bread and the soup kitchens! When they get a garbage fire going in the 45 gallon drums, I will have a great spot and cookzing my beans before they ever show up! Probably get first go at the best spots in the flop houses too!HAR HAR HAR!!!😂👍 We are going to be paying for this for the next 100 years...

I’m waiting though. There’s that first morning coming where you can smell the fall in the air. Before I know it, the hot rodders will be doing their massive end of summer show n’ shine in the church parking lot across the street. The older I get, the shorter the summers become.

The world moves on, and for now, I go plodding after it. Have a great Thursday you guys, and thanks for dropping in.

12 comments:

  1. Glen, we are in High Summer here - in the mid 30 C's or "better" with accompanying humidity. I find that summer, when you are not a kid and therefore enjoying vacation, is not nearly as exciting as advertised.

    The supply chain issues will continue, I suspect, for some time - in the mechanic's shop where I was getting my inspection I heard the gentleman behind the desk trying to explain to a customer when a part would be available as it was not available now.

    I have no idea what anyone is basing their "we are recovering" estimates on. I am no economist, but at best this is a two-three year process; at worse it goes on past your or my working life.

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    1. LOL. The CBC makes your CNN look like a fountain of truth and honesty, TB. None of those morons are economists either, HAR HAR HAR!!! Up here things are looking good supply-wise. There's small sporadic outages but our flimp-footed prime minister and his team have been running up the deficits to kick the can down the road. I just read that McD's took a 30% hit on their profit margins and will start closing stores soon. A lot of our restaurants and businesses that run on thin margins are starting to go under too. Since the CBC is gov't owned and run by entitled liberals - they don't have to worry about stupid stuff like layoffs, job security and the stuff dirt people like us have to be mindful of.

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  2. ``... and I sublimate into a gaseous state in the low 30s. ''

    Is it sublimation, or just the beans you eat?

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    1. Let's just say the beans aren't helping, OC! HAR HAR HAR!!! :)

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  3. "The shorter the summers become." Yep. The other side of the hill is greased, don'tcha know.

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    1. Yep. I am not ready to retire, but I can see it from here and I tell ya... it's a shock to the system looking at the ride down that slope. By the time I get my head around it, it will be time to start thinking about eternity... it all moves too fast...

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  4. You let one bum shack up at your range, and there'll be ten more there in a month! It's like setting out saucers of milk for stray cats!

    We're supposed to see 41*C down here in the Wild, Wild West. That's 106* Fugginright. 'Pretty bad, when you have to water the cactus to keep it alive!

    Yeah; I hear our economy contracted 33% last quarter. The Libtards got what they wanted; they couldn't sink the captain, so they sank the ship. I hope they've read their history books; that part where, when Titanic foundered, First Class did as well...

    This "crisis" means liberties that go away, and never come back, as well as "temporary" tax increases that will never go away... Yeah...

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    1. Pete, I think you're absolutely right about the bums. On the other hand, maybe this guy is only a temporary thing and will move on of his own accord. I know what it's like to be wondering where your next pay cheque and meal comes from and how life can change radically in a blink. There are still embers in my cold dead heart I guess.

      In the days ahead that guy is going to have lots of company I am afraid.

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  5. Toirdhealbheach Beucail: I am no economist, but...

    Exactly. The infamous 'I am no-but' caveat that is universally ignored by everyone, the ballast of the statement being so much bilgewater.

    Not that economists are infallible, because they aren't. It's that their opinions are founded on a combination of Keynesian theory, unreliable statistics, and bathtub gin. The few that I've read, and there aren't many, have nothing interesting to say. No surprises loom just over the financial horizon - unless you're wandering around barefoot in a pitch dark room, trying to find the light switch and discovering a rat trap instead.

    I'm neither an Economist nor a particularly erudite person, but I don't need to be. In my own opinion, and you may take it for what it's worth, we're well and truly screwed.

    Just look at the Federal debt. I'd post a reference, but it's too depressing for me. The debt continues to increase, and the reasons for this are perfectly evident to anyone of average intelligence who cares to find them.

    The debt increases each year, and has done so since 1835. The result? The debt doesn't matter so long as the U.S. Government continues to pay the vig, or vigorish. In spite of contentious elections and results, civil unrest, pseudo plagues, and Democrats barking at the moon, that status quo will be maintained.

    What this really signifies is that in spite of all attempts to bring this nation's economy to absolute ruin, it still survives and will continue to do so - until it doesn't. I'll be long gone by then, probably not even a memory to anyone. I hope. Because, you see, we in the good old U.S. of A. lack the one thing that will absolutely guarantee an armed rebellion - starvation. We eat well. If and when that stops, and people begin to starve to death, a civil war is likely.

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    1. Yep. Every fiat currency in human history has failed. Add that to the fact that elements in our leadership have weaponized and empowered the underclass...and we have the makings of mutiny on the Bounty...

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    2. Pete, you are right of course. The Federal Debt is the underlying theme of all of this carefully ignored by virtually everyone and the public as a whole. How a balanced budget for individuals and companies but not for governments does not get widely reported is beyond me.

      Glen - If you do not already check, might recommend dailyjobcuts.com. It is somewhat US centric, but gives you an interesting and somewhat shocking view of how things are going.

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    3. Yeah - I don't get that at all. Remember the "Debt Clock"? The dollars raced across it in the tens of thousands in minutes. Millions vanished within hours and billions racked up every couple weeks... and nobody talks about it anymore...

      Having worked in the private sector all my life, TB... I know the margins that these companies operate on. I understand the complexities of their cash flows too. Even in good times ... it got rocky at times for those guys. None of them that I know of will have the cushion to absorb what's happening today. Some of the big corporations are going to go down too.

      We live in a house of cards, built on a foundation of sand...

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