T.G.I.F. readers! Hopefully you’ve had a nice Valentine’s Day and a productive week. In addition to recovering from Shot Show, I’m working on a couple of reviews so I got some range time this week – always a good thing. But, now it’s time for our weekly shoot the shit to help us cope with those stressors that make us think we have to discuss life with some jackass who’s reason for studying psychology was solely so they could understand themselves. So, what’s a shoot the shit?
It’s a totally unstructured social interaction between individuals who may, or may not, know anything about the subject being discussed. During a shoot the shit participants can make any unsupported statement, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone they wish or change the subject altogether. There are no conversational protocols that must be followed, your group may be talking about some killer beer when suddenly you decide to talk about someone’s bootay you found particularly interesting, let it rip.
So, let’s shoot the shit…
This week I received a video suggestion from my buddy Corn that had me laughing so damned hard I almost stopped breathing, it contrasts a martial artist with a normal person . So, here it is, I hope you enjoy it.
Boob of the week goes to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a.k.a AOC, a.k.a. Dingbat.
There are a number of things that should concern you about the Congresswoman, but what blows me away is that she’s managed to garner 2 million followers on Twitter. Granted, some of those may be followers that would like to have their way with her, but for the most part they’re individuals who share her views. That should scare the crap out of you!
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has been in Congress since January 2019 and in that short period she’s accomplished:
Chased Amazon along with 25,000 jobs out of New York City. Readers, she actually thinks she did good. I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that Cuomo & de Blasio are going ape-shit. Can anyone be that stupid? Did the natural selection process fail her? Apparently she felt that N.Y.C. had enough millionaires. So, N.Y.C. will no longer be Amazon’s East Coast Headquarters.
Her other accomplishment is the Green New Deal. What is the Green New Deal say you? It’s a plan to transition the country completely away from fossil fuels and calls for 100% renewable energy in ten years, it calls for converting all buildings in the U.S. to renewable energy, It calls for eliminating the internal combustion engine, it expresses a concern about methane gas from cow flatulence and bans air travel in lieu of rail service. Universal income whether you work or not – just ask Italy how that’s working out for their economy and national debt. This she claims will make lives better for people and save the planet, which according to her will be destroyed in 12 years. Can anyone be that stupid?
Let’s just list a couple of the impacts
Closing down oil production will collapse the U.S. economy and destroy millions of jobs. It would also collapse the global oil markets.
Transitioning to all electric vehicles requires smaller and lighter cars. Smaller lighter cars require making extensive use of polymers. Polymers are made from petroleum byproducts recovered, cracked or synthesized from refining crude oil. Think about all of the plastics and polymers that you have in your homes or interact with in on a daily basis. VASELINE (a.k.a petroleum jelly) would disappear for God’s sake, think about that impact. MAGPUL Industries gone, synthetic fabrics gone, carbon fiber gone, siding and insulating materials gone, asphalt gone etc., etc. on and on! The countryside would be littered with windmills and solar panels think about what that does to land utilization and agriculture.
If this weren’t so serious it would be utterly laughable, but you need to take Ocasio-Cortez and her ideas seriously because the implications are horrendous.
Have a great weekend friends. Relax but stay focused and keep your eyes on the ball. Spend some quality time with your buds and family.