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Chainfire's Journal
Chainfire's Journal
March 12, 2022

The prolonged warm winter has all of my fruit trees in full bloom, or with small fruit forming

So, tonight, we are going to get a hard freeze. So much for my blueberries....

We had temps in the high eighties earlier this week...

March 2, 2022

Rant: States that need their drivers to take remedial classes.

I am going to pick on two states. For the citizens of these states, who do not resemble these remarks, I will apologize in advance, even if I don't really mean it.

I frequently drive in Interstate 10, (La to Jacksonville, Fl.) The bible belt freeway. I have a problem with two State's drivers. For Georgia drivers I will ask, "Is it illegal to use turn signals in Georgia, or is it just none of my damn business where you are going?" I don't recall a Georgia driver ever using a turn signal, I don't know why they even have them...Off the interstate, you can wait and wait and wait in heavy traffic for a chance to turn right at an intersection. Your only chance of going is if someone is turning right from the opposite direction. Georgia drivers, will not give you a break and put on their signals, for any reason, so they turn and rob you of your chance to go.

Texans. The fast lane of the interstate is for passing! There are Texans that will drive in the fast lane from Dallas to Tallahassee without once leaving, for any reason. Normally they drive at 70 MPH in that lane, unless they are driving a King Ranch truck, in which case it is 65 MPH, or, if they are pulling a horse trailer, it is 55 MPH. They are either unaware or don't give a rat's ass that the traffic is bottled up for six miles behind them and the aggressive drivers are going ballistic, endangering everyone. They just sit there fat, dumb and happy. Dammit son, the right lanes work too!

I am a reasonably patient man, even if it doesn't seem like it. I would not be complaining if these were isolated instances, but they are not, these drivers are habitual offenders. I always wonder it they too get pissed when others do the same thing, or are they too damn unobservant to even notice?

If there are others that need calling out, please share, so that I can avoid the states.

February 20, 2022

You can't always get what you want, or be careful what you wish for.

I have been thinking about what happens if we get our wish. Trump is arrested, he goes through the regular booking with the nice photo and everything. We rejoice in the streets. The trial is long and the evidence is clear and overwhelming, it is obvious to the world what a crooked SOB the man and his entire circle are...and then it goes to a jury.

An annulment, and acquittal.

The witch hunt, the persecution, the unwarranted attacks on an innocent man stories crescendo. Trump parades his innocence around the nation, wanting revenge and a return to power on a new level. What would that mean for our future?

February 19, 2022

Why Trump will never be locked up.

The American Oligarchs, the famous, the rich, and the powerful can not allow Trump to be jailed. As the justice system stands now, they are basically immune from laws that govern the rest of us. If Trump, the former President, can go to jail for crimes committed, that that means that they are also in jeopardy of the people's justice. They can never allow that to happen. Trump has know that all along, thus his statement about shooting someone on 5th Ave. The rest of the wealthy know the same thing, they are just too polite to say it in public.

We are getting all of this "feel good" news about poor old Trump's legal problems. He will never face a problem that he can not pay his way out of. If he can't afford to buy his way out of trouble, someone else will as a matter of self preservation. This country is all pay to pay. People get all the justice that they can afford. It is our system. It will remain our system as long as elections are bought and sold by big money.

February 13, 2022

Putin is a damn genius!

WWIII may be about to begin, and we are busy talking about Donald Trump's bathroom habits. Sir Basil Liddell-Hart referred to this as "The art of the indirect approach." And some people don't think that Donald is the tool of the Russians...

January 24, 2022

Eric Clapton claims that we were all hypnotized to get the Covid vaccines.

I wonder if he has any comments on radical right-wingers who have listened to hate propaganda on radio and TV for decades then support Fascist like Trump? Screw Clapton and the whore he rode in on; he is just another ignorant redneck who happens to play a guitar.

December 25, 2021

Good Morning, Merry Christmas!

Coal again. I wish he wouldn't check that list twice...

August 31, 2021

Send me a bunch of money, quickly

I want to audit the Texas 2020 election results. I have been told by a reliable source that Biden actually won Texas by a wide margin and I think that we have to get to the bottom of it for the safety and integrity of future elections... I have never done an election audit, but I do have experience with an IRS audit. I will have the legal firm of Dewey, Cheatem and Howe working closely with me in case we have to come up against any of the stellar Trump legal teams.

Don't go sending any little five or ten dollar checks either, I need to raise millions in a hurry. Just to start things off, I am writing a check to myself for $10,000.00, now that should boost your confidence in my sincerity to correct a massive injustice.

Come on, donate now, we are going to set the grass roots of Texas on fire!

August 21, 2021

Lack of mask mandates and lack of people voluntarily participating has been good for Amazon

They are building a new distribution center 45 miles from me. That means I will get my stuff a day quicker than the already fast service! I am not a fan of mega-business, but they are providing a lifeline for me today.

Poor policies must be producing lousy results for local businesses. I am not eating out, not shopping locally for anything that I can buy online (which is most everything). My driving has been cut by probably 80%, so the reduced mileage will be reflected in less repairs and things like tires, gasoline purchases, etc., so the loss gets spread wide. I wouldn't consider going to a play or movie, much less a sporting event.

Sensible policies, more vaccinations, and wearing mask are the only thing that gets me back to mom and pop shopping, and it ain't happening here in Florida. Sometimes, I think the businesses that drive the politics are too damn shortsighted for their own good, for once you get in the habit of almost exclusive online shopping it may be a habit that is hard to break. Another issue that will work against the locals is that I have noticed which businesses behaved right and which haven't and I will be remembering long after Covid is no longer a serious threat. Some local businesses have lost me as a customer for life, now I know that one lost customer doesn't bring down the store, but stores spend a lot of money advertising to bring in new customers, so it must be somewhat important to them, especially the locals that are surviving on slim margins while struggling to compete with the national giants.

Main street USA has been dying a slow death for decades; supporting bad decisions made during this health crisis is not going to help them a bit.

August 19, 2021

Said goodbye to selling on eBay

I have sold many (perhaps tens) of thousands of dollars on eBay over the years, and never resented their cut for managing the site. After several months of a hiatus in selling, I listed an item today to find out that I needed to re-register. I gritted my teeth about entering the last four of my SSN for them, but I completely balked when they wanted the ability to remove funds directly from my checking account. I don't worry so much about eBay, but if someone hacks them, then I could be screwed, blued and tattooed. And, no, I am not willing to open another checking account with just a few bucks just for eBay selling access. I guess all good things come to an end.

Access to withdraw funds directly from my checking account? Not just no, but Hell no.

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