Worst Compost Pile Ever ……..

That time of the year again when I clean out my compost pile.

During the summer, lawn mowing clippings and the such go into the blue garbage can to start the composting.  When it gets to a certain point, I dump it on the ground.  In the fall, shredded leaves get mixed in for the long winter’s rest.

Lawn clippings also get used as cover in the garden and mixed into the soil.

The white bucket gets the kitchen waste with green lawn clippings mixed in.

WOW !!! Not much there this year.  I usually mow and shred all of my leaves but last year I needed to get the yard work done early and didn’t want to get behind with bad weather so most of the leaves got bagged and put out at the curb.


This is how much I got this year.  I did an extra screening and got all very good, fine material.  This will get dumped in the wheelbarrow and get mixed with some store bought potting material for the wife to pot plants.

All cleaned up.

Pulled these huge grubs out of the pile.

The neighbor had just got back from fishing when I saw them and didn’t need any bait.  Grubs were magical bait when I was a kid !!


This is normally what the pile looks like at the end of the fall with all of the leaves added in.

I will say, that for being the “worst” compost pile I’ve had, this was the best managed one and the easiest to work with in the spring.

Twitter Is Dead Already……..

I had a Twitter account WAAAAAYYYYY back when and only because I got some sort of credit for doing so.

I never used it.  Didn’t care at all about it.

I deleted the account after 01/20/2021 along with all the other tech tyrant sites.

BUT !!!

I rejoined when Musk bought it because I wanted to support him with his free speech efforts.

Twitter changed a lot with Musk, it’s certainly not perfect but at least I can say things like “stolen election, ivermectin, vaccine sucks etc.” and quite frankly, I am there mostly for snark which is all I really have.

There is actually quite a bit of good information there too.

BUT !!!!!!!!

Musk just hired a professional SJW to be the CEO?????


In The Old Days, It Was Called “Having Standards”………

Black instructor at Black college deemed ‘anti-Black’ for asking that students not wear ‘durag’, ‘hoodies’ (msn.com)

A college instructor gives out a list of unacceptable clothing that shouldn’t be worn in his class and of course RAAAAACISM !!!!  Never mind that the instructor is black.

From the list of clothes, it would seem that the instructor did not want gang bangers or hoes in his class, to which the usual suspects said the clothing list was biased against blacks…..

Think about that.

Dressing like gang bangers and hoes is black culture………..

I had to look up what “coochie cutter shorts” were.

Someone would wear those out in public, much less a school class????

Fail To Fire: Bad Primer……

Spectacular weather for the last weekend of October and I got  another range day in as it is my last day of vacation.

While using my Smith & Wesson 380 EZ, I had a “Fail to Fire”.  This was the only FTF this gun has ever had.

I ejected the round and saw that the primer looked funny.  I rechambered the round and and when I pulled the trigger, it went “PFFFFFTTTT” and a small puff of smoke and flame came out from the ejection port.

I had purchased some bulk ammo last year and this was part of that batch.  I inspected the rest of the ammo, and did not find anything unusual.

Democrats Vandalize Church………

Northwest suburban church moves forward, but seeks answers for hateful vandalism

A northwest suburban church is looking for answers after hate speech and symbols were spraypainted on church property.

Nativity Lutheran Church Pastor Susie Hill said the mixture of messages included racial slurs, a swastika, and more painted on the sign in front of the church and alongside the building itself.

“We as a congregation have gone through the questions of why? Who? Why us?” Hill said.

Photo: Christine Szamlewski Stanbery

Photo: Christine Szamlewski Stanbery

Sigh, you’d think that even Scooby Doo And Shaggy could figure this out by themselves.

“I Love GOP”

“Tax The Rich”


“Peace Sign”

“Nigger Love” (blurred out)


But I suspect that along with the “Pipe Bomber” from Jan 5-6, this too will be too obvious for anyone to solve…..


Vacation Range Day…..

On vacation this week and popped into the range for some shootin’.

I think the last time I shot was maybe two months ago at a political fundraiser.

Moe, Larry and Curly all lined up and ready for gunpowder slapstick.



Red Box, Lower Left:  I normally shoot everything at 5-7 yards but today I thought I would go at the 10 yard line.  That’s 30 rounds from the M&P Compact 22.  That was crap shooting !!! Hokey Smokes !!!

Teal Box, Upper Left:  I moved it in to 7 yards and shot another 30 rounds with the Compact 22.  That’s much more satisfactory !!

Black Box, Lower Right:  60 rounds with the Beretta M9 22 at 7 yards.  That’s the way I shoot the M9 every time.

Dark Red Box, Upper Right:  18 rounds with the M&P 380 EZ at 7 yards.  Felt really good.

Green Box, Center:  9 rounds with the 380 at 10 yards.

Ammo:  The range must have just received a shipment because EVERYTHING was filled on the shelf and almost all of it was in bulk boxes.  Not sure if they were selling all of it that way or if they just hadn’t broken the load down yet.  Prices were average for this date and time.  Still more costly than it could be, but at least there was a lot of it.

Complete Democrat Bullshit !!!!

Democrats want to add 87,000 new agents to the IRS.

Yes, this should absolutely frighten Americans.

BUT !!!!

Just some recent history:

Fake impeachment #1

Fake impeachment #2

Framing a General for a crime he didn’t commit

Illegally spying on a sitting President

Illegally spying on SEVERAL Presidential; campaigns

Illegally spying on American citizens

This list could go on for DAYS and DAYS   !

Yes, Democrats will always abuse any power that hey have.




The Courts Gets Silly……..

Court rules Geico to pay $5.2 million to woman who caught STD in car (msn.com)

The Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a woman’s $5.2 million settlement from Geico over a sexually transmitted disease she contracted in a car.

The woman, identified only as M.O. in court documents, contracted HPV, the human papillomavirus, from an insured Geico member in his car. She alleged he knew he had the virus but had unprotected sex with her in his car anyway. As a result, the woman notified Geico she would be seeking damages from the company in February 2021.

An arbitrator found the insured man liable for not disclosing his viral status, and the settlement amount was allotted in the Jackson County Circuit Court. Geico was ordered to pay the damages.


Let’s All Celebrate “Pride” Month………

Pennsylvania drag queen charged with 25 counts of child pornography

You Don’t Have To Be A Biologist


2022 Compost…..

Memorial Day weekend seems to be the usual time when time and weather align for me to get the compost pile cleaned up.

All my life I’ve been a “burning daylight” kind of guy.  If I wasn’t outside working by 8:30 -9:00 am , I’d feel like I’d wasted my day.

Not so much now.

Didn’t get outside until after 10:30.

I knocked the pile down the day before and raked it around to get it to dry out.  Wet is no good !!

Same set up as usual, I made that sifter close to 25 years ago and it’s starting to show a little wear.  Every year I had to either add a few more staples of tap the old staples down.

Maybe an 90 minutes of work.  I don’t work too fast any more.

The pile on the tarp will get reprocessed.

All done.

I got one wheelbarrow full and three five gallon buckets.

My wife asked, “Is that all we get from our yard?”

“That’s all I want to do !!”

I used to mulch and shred everything in the yard but that’s way more work than I want to do.


Pretty much cleaned up.  There is still a little bit of wet stuff that I will rake down.

A comparison from fall of 2019.  My neighbor had a garage built that summer and had a whole bunch of 2×6’s about 40 inches long that worked well for making a neater area for the composting.

Adding Vittles To The Bunker Stash……..

I found a 20# bag of rice on sale for $8 and thought that would be good to put in the bunker stash.

My brother had a nice simple vacuum sealer and it went super fast and simple.

We did this while we were waiting to watch “2000 Mules” last weekend

I also had 6# of other cheap rice and I put those in the sturdy plastic containers that nuts and other treats come in.  I finally ordered some oxygen absorbers and put those in.  I could have just vacuum sealed this rice as well, but I want to see how using these containers work out as a test.

There’s a reasonable amount of calories in white rice. (250 cal per cooked cup)

All stashed in the bunker:


I am definitely in the market now to get a vacuum sealer.

Would love to start buying as much meat as I can when I find it “cheap”.


“May The Fourth Be With You”……………………….

Apparently 05/04 is some sort of nerd day for Star Wars freaks.

So, I’m lollygagging at work with some fellow insurrectionists and one of our lead HR Social Justice Asshole comes by with a huge “shit eating” grin on her face and says “May the Forth be with you” and let’s out a little giggle.

Before the sound of her monkey assed farting giggle even gets past me, I replied: “As someone that grew up with a speech impediment that resulted in years of bullying and abuse, I don’t think it’s funny that you said that.”

The result was priceless.

She hemmed and hawed, stuttered out an apology and slunk shamefully away.

When she was gone, we all had a good chuckle.

It is true that I had a speech impediment as a kid.

I always thought it would be funny to be the first English speaker to a new population and teach them all to talk like Elmer Fudd.



The Bureaucratic Value of Vague, Imprecise Language………………………..

Firearms law firm issues warning to gun owners of forced-reset triggers 

A law firm that specializes in helping people protect their Second Amendment rights issued a warning to gun owners that could save them from receiving a knock on the door from the federal government

Kirk Evans, the president of U.S. LawShield, discussed with the Washington Examiner how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said forced-reset triggers could qualify some firearms as machine guns.

Evans suggested that gun owners should get in contact with a lawyer if they think their gun trigger falls under the ATF’s definition of a forced-reset trigger.


Evans said it is possible for gun owners to swap out their forced-reset trigger for a different one, but the ATF would still consider the part as a machine gun since it can be “readily assembled.” He clarified he does not agree with this logic, but ditching the forced-reset trigger could work as a means to avoid trouble with the ATF.

Anyone that follows the ATF, knows that they are the best at “interpreting” language on a whim.

“Basically, the ATF just said, ‘Uh, we got our rules, we looked at these things, and boom, some of them might be illegal and we’re not going to tell which ones,'” Evans said.

Yep, there it is !!!!!