Archive for December 17, 2022

Well the 161 of the 162 games of my 1970 league turned out to be fatal to my playoff hopes as Bob Miller gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the 7th in relief and while I managed to score a pair and load the bases with the tying run on 3rd and the go ahead run on 2nd Tommy Harper who had driven in over 100 runs for me that season couldn’t manage a hit or walk against rookie pitcher Bert Blyleven and thus the Twins go on to the wild card game and I ended my season one win away from a playoff berth.

It’s the 2nd year in a row were I ended up just short of a goal with the tying and go ahead runs on base and a big hitter of mine up. I had two men on with no men out in the last of the 9th of game seven of the world series when Bobby Tolan outran a Pete Rose’s drive over his head for the 1st out and Steve Carlton coaxed a double play from Tommie Agee to end the series.

Rest assured no parts of my neighborhood ended up burning over this defeat. After all there is always the 1971 season.

Apparently Bill Gates is once again talking about how much better things would be if there were less people.

Have you ever notice that the people who keep saying this always think it would be better if other people weren’t alive instead of them?

As a Catholic I can’t and won’t advise this but I’m sure there are plenty of people looking at Gates and company and saying: “You first”

Am I the only person who finds it Ironic that while the nation’s most famous socialist owns 3 homes the nation’s most famous capitalist owns none

Early this year, Musk said in an interview with the non-profit organization TED  that he no longer owns a home and instead stays at friends’ houses.

My first thought was “where do you keep your stuff?” but if you’re one of the top 5 richest people in the world you don’t need stuff since anything you want is pretty much a phone call away.

Still very ironic.

Croatia apparently edged Morocco in the 3rd place game at the world cup.

Both teams have been bun to watch and would have been worthy teams for the final but was not to be.

Morocco advanced farther than any other Arab or African team in history I suspect non of those players will ever be able to buy a drink in an Arab country again.

But given that booze is illegal in many Muslim states that might have been the case anyways.

It’s now Saturday the 17th 8 days before Christmas and Amazon tells me that even with free prime delivery the items I wanted would not make it here by Christmas.

This is the week when retailers have the chance to take advantage of the fact that people buying items in the store can take them home with them and perhaps salvage a bit of business from this explosive Biden economy, at least explosive in the sense that the ability of Americans to afford to spend has been taken out as it hit by saturation bombing.

Well I guess we have the economy we deserve.

Virginia finally bans TikTok

Posted: December 17, 2022 by navygrade36bureaucrat in Uncategorized
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Sheesh, it took him long enough, but at least it finally happened. Governor Youngkin announced late last night that TikTok and WeChat are banned on state devices:

“TikTok and WeChat data are a channel to the Chinese Communist Party, and their continued presence represents a threat to national security, the intelligence community, and the personal privacy of every single American,” Youngkin said. “We are taking this step today to secure state government devices and wireless networks from the threat of infiltration and ensure that we safeguard the data and cybersecurity of state government.”

This follows highly publicized bans of a similar nature by many other governors. WAVY-10 is relatively left-leaning, so I’m not surprised that they pointed out “Republican governors” in the article, but at least they showed Mark Warner’s agreement with Governor Youngkin.

My kids routinely keep me informed on the social media use of their peers, and TikTok is still quite common. No huge surprise, what America sees on TikTok vs what China sees is strikingly different:

I have plenty of people saying we need to be on TikTok in order to reach our kids. For normal social media, that would be true. If you let your kids go on Facebook, you should be on Facebook. Same with Instagram, or SnapChat, or whatever else. However, TikTok isn’t fair. Not that any social media is, but TikTok has the weight of a nation four times our size whose government hates our guts and wants us dead. Do you really think anything good will come of you or your family members being on there?

Would you accompany your son to a strip joint in order to “meet them where they are at?” What about your daughter? That’s essentially what you do by allowing them on TikTok. Not only that, but you directly expose yourself and your data to Chinese foreign agents. None of that is good. Stay off TikTok, and if you can, ban it on your home network as well.

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