Saturday, November 28, 2015

Enid Ice Storm 2015--pics already all over various social media.

I also shared a few with KOCO as well--and so I'll post pics here too, why not.  Just remember when  you go outside where the limbs and the ice keep falling, it's safety first.  You'll need to put on a hard hat first.  And this blog's regulars already know I have one from a previous employer, Illinois Power Company:

The need for a hardhat is no exaggeration.  This just in via Twitter...

Friday, November 27, 2015

'Tis The Season . . . to focus on police. How does Enid's force stack up?

Ever wonder why there hasn't been the widespread cries of outrage over the way the TPP attempts to gut unions?  Could it be it's because the revealed function of police unions were to create fabricated cover-ups for the worst among them?  Sure, there are good cops but they have to work with their brotherhood members who aren't, and by keeping their lips zipped as union members, they're just as guilty as the bad cops.  So no--when there's an attempt to rally support for other unions of other professions, not a whole lot of non-union people will run to the rally.

I've said on previous occasions that I can recognize Chicago miles away, and that Enid looks more and more like  Chicago.  On several occasions I've seen more than one squad car pull up for routine traffic stops, and although they do put on a great show of dramatic drug busts on occasion, it doesn't seem to put even a small dent in the trafficking around here.  Perhaps it's because they prefer to send a SWAT team to stop bicycles?  Have a look:

Even other unions have a problem with certain police unions: Star Tribune article

Friday, November 20, 2015

Calling all my coder friends, calling all Toogrians--you have the skills for this.

Here's the LINK to the article
LINK to another article on this

Yeah, gri, I do mean Toogrians too. You love Putin so much I'm sure I don't have to twist your arm to get you on board with this...or any of your Toogrians, either.  Come on, everybody.  Let's do this.

Anonymous IRC channel
Noob Guide (plain text)
Reporter Guide (plain text)
Searcher Guide



Monday UPDATE: People associated with NATO said that Anonymous should leave these actions to the professionals...but we've already seen just how effective the professionals have been; it's a matter of poor track record. And this morning, Twitter chimed in about how the Anonymous list of Twitter accounts were wildly inaccurate, whatever that means.  Here's a link to an article on Daily Dot, which will cause the Firefox browser to choke, proclaiming that it's an insecure connection:  Daily Dot article

T-DAy Eve mini-UPDATE: Forecasters call for an ice storm tomorrow thru Friday.  Got my batteries & camping gear all prepped, so if we're gonna be without electricity for a solid month like we were the last big blaster ice storm a few years back, I'm READY this time.  Bring it.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Paris, this blog with its Linux trackers, and my friend in Cairo

I went all Snowden on those Linux trackers, pretty much miffed that every move was followed by pairs of Linux machines, and yanked 'em around for fun at first, and it is true that this blog is also generally Muslim friendly--but make no mistake: I'm all in favor of tracking whomever it is that have other nefarious interests and I hope they get caught.

It's true that my friendships have also attracted the wrong kind of Sunni evangelicals out my way and I hope they get caught too.  Linux guys, if you're going to catch the bad guys by staking out this blog, then I roll out the red carpet of welcome to you now.  Go get 'em!!!

My biggest problem with the Linus trackers is that they keep triggering Blogger stats and give me a false count of actual readers. Could I talk you guys into some kind of "silent mode" to where my stats don't count you guys?  I mean really--if you're just tracking activity, quit meddling with the stats fer cryin' out loud. I thought you blithering idiots were smarter than that.  If you're not smarter than that, then fercrissakes get a eddikashun.

Effing blithering IDIOTS.

Refugee Act of 1980 (PDF)  means that governors can't say their states won't take in refugees, and that includes those governors who genuflect to Saint Bonnie Ronnie Reagan.

Wiki page on the Refugee Act of 1980

I'm just now hearing about the manhunt in progress for that Belgian linked to the Paris attacks. Police found him, let him go, and resume looking for him. Inspector Clouseau LIVES.

And there is NO doubt whatsoever that M. Clouseau employs those clowns with the Linux machines.

Full Wonkette article

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Remarkable GOP "debate" for a change

I had a difficult time following the "undercard" session because it was all stuff I'd heard before, and I wound up wondering why Fox expended so much air time on broadcasting stuff we knew they were going to say before they said it.  Face it: the main complaint among all the contestants was that none of their "debate" appearances covered the content they'd have to buy ads for. Sheesh.

The overcard session was interesting in that it became quite clear why each candidate enjoyed the supporters that each had earned--even Jeb--but it also showed why none of the candidate contestants were capable of unifying support behind a clear leader.  For every outstanding response they gave to certain policies, they also each gave outstanding deal-breaker answers.  If you're a one-issue voter,  you'll have no problem supporting one candidate.  However, the problem lies in the fact that the lot of folks who have the same one-issue issue who agree on a single solution to that one issue are divided on the approach to the issue.  The only way out of this is to take what's good about each candidate, put those in a mixing bowl, separate that out from the deal-breaking junk and concoct a single candidate from all those disparate parts.

Yeah, that's not going to happen.  Although each candidate had a moment when they hit an issue out of the park, the rest of their response outweighed their one or two good ones and that's just that.

Sorry, guys, but you're going to continue to balkanize the Party and be unworkably unrealistic. A single shot issue does not a president make.

What amazed me most is that Fox let Maria Bartilomo out of the cage after ripping her apart the last time she was moderator on a GOP debate...but that was on CNBC, which I thought was an unforgivable sin in their view because of inherent bias.  Apparently that bias of CNBC they complain about miraculously disappeared from Bartilomo and they actually let her out in public on a debate stage--surprise surprise surprise.

Rand Paul made a lot of sense until he advocated shrinking government to anarchy size.  Somebody should tell that boy that anarchy isn't conservative; it's LEFT of the Dems.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Enid Eagle's palacious editorial, video blog commentary via YouTube

My regular readers know I haven't posted here in a while and that's mainly because I've got my fingers in multiple pies at this time and that would really really really make the keyboard messy.

As far as the attempted coup by the Three Stooges of the City Commission, what I've done is utilized the City website to send each Commissioner a message about that.  And I've got some video footage I need to process first.

I'm certainly glad y'all keep checking back here. Thank you for your loyalty.  As soon as I come up for air, you can bet I'll comment about that along the lines of the comments I've already submitted elsewhere in cyberspace on that matter.  By all means, please do stay tuned.

Friday UPDATE: Completed the video and uploaded it to YouTube with the description stating that Brutus, Cassius, and Sancho Panza were scheming to do some backstabbing.  Enjoy!

After posting the vid on Facebook, this appeared as a comment:

Dennis is a Ward 5 constituent and one of many who feel the same way. Trouble is the turn-out, though. City government has had this ongoing problem for so long with other members of the Enid Cabal that they feel that voting won't make a difference--only the cabal members runs for office.  That's the thing which has to change.

Saturday UPDATE: Catching Brian Carr on ETN ripping into Jerald Gilbert and I'm taping it to include in a revised version of my video cuz it really does sound like these three goofs listened to his every word, got riled up, and then zoomed in on Mr. Gilbert just as if they'd saluted right after being given orders from Mr. Carr.  Oh, the next Punched Out Judy is going to be delicious!