Bits & Bytes

2019_03 14 Pi Day

PI DAY: I’m celebrating God’s tender care for me this Pi Day. Last night, my favorite pair of reading glasses broke. I just googled “cheap reading glasses warehouse” and found a place that had exactly what I wanted AND the style was discontinued so marked down to $4/pair AND they were having a Pi Day sale so I got 31% off. I’m getting FOUR new pairs of glasses for $14.90. !!

Pi Day Mind Blown

ALSO MIND BLOWING: Just got a short video of Army Prince Jr. reading aloud from his astronomy book. “Those are not the only bright objects in the sky.” He’s in kindergarten. :-O

bang head here

FIRST WORLD PROBLEM: Stupid customer service people. – I emailed a vendor repeatedly about their awful web site. I still can’t get into my account, so I wrote AGAIN, recapped my frustration, and asked to be deleted me from their data base and assured them I would be shopping elsewhere from now on. Got an answer saying, “We’ve removed you from our emails. If you get any more, delete them.” Wrote again, “I asked you to delete me completely from your data base. Please do this.” Reply, “We stopped your emails. Do you also want to resign your account?” ::sighpatience:: “Yes, please resign my account.” I’m frankly afraid to look at the reply. Maybe tomorrow.

March T Rex

PRAYERS: Evacuations have been ordered as the severe weather that walloped Colorado yesterday has moved into Nebraska.

BORDER: Twelve swampy RINO senators voted today to join the House in rebuking President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Big whup. They do not have enough votes to overturn Trump’s inevitable veto.

They included Sens. Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, Lamar Alexander, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, Jerry Moran, Mike Lee, and Roger Wicker.

Also, they have no legal leg to stand on. Three state Attorneys General wrote in USA Today that the order is both legal and necessary.

“President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration is a proper use of executive power to protect our country’s borders and keep Americans safe. Unfortunately, the crisis at the southern border is one that only the federal government may truly solve. With no solutions coming from Congress, the president is faithfully executing the duties of his office by invoking a law Congress already passed: the National Emergencies Act.” – Ken Paxton (R-TX), Curtis Hill (R-IN), and Jeff Landry (R-LA)

As Rep. Tom Reed has pointed out repeatedly, Congress gave presidents this right and they can legislate to take it back. But condemning a particular national emergency, especially in light of the fact that they have persistently refused to address it, is not the way to go.

CHILD ABUSE: Hey, Democrats! Tell us some more about how kind and good illegals are, m’kay? – United States Customs and Border Protection reports that a human smuggler dropped two El Salvadorian girls, ages 6 and 9, over the border fence near a bank of concertina wire on Monday night. Agents were forced to vacate their patrol posts to care for the girls, allowing ten people to cross the border illegally at another location.

2019_03 13 Trump tweet

DIRTY MUELLER: On Thursday, Republican Congressman Doug Collins (GA) released the third transcript, this one from former FBI Agent Peter Strzok’s June 2018 private testimony. Previously, he released transcripts for Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr.

Strzok was a key investigator on both the Clinton email case and the investigation of Russia and the Trump campaign. In his testimony, he admitted that Mueller never investigated this August 2016 text exchange between Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Page: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”

Strzok: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”

LINDSEY GRAHAM: Get on this, please! – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told FNC’s Sean Hannity Wednesday night that the Department of Justice must answer two questions: Did they stop the Clinton investigation because they wanted her to win? Did they start the Russian investigation against Trump as an insurance policy in case he won? Graham also called for a special counsel to investigate “potential crimes” committed by officials in the Department of Justice, especially the FBI.

WAIT, WUT? – “We have 12 years before the world ends, but when my kid is grown up, he’ll judge what we did or didn’t do?” Ooooooooookay. Hey Democrats, please Please PLEASE nominate this nutjob to run against Trump! It would be SO FUN to watch The Donald take him apart.

TUCKER: Robert Francis isn’t, no wait, is running for president – “Beto loves rock and roll.” He’s not going to bore you with policies or scare you with stuff about North Korea. Prepare to hurl. And laugh. Tucker is great. Bill Clinton had his sax. Beto has his skateboard. Also extinction.

BETO 2020: The Kumbaya Candidate – He has no policies. He just wants everybody to get along. Inclusion, baby.

ALSO CLIMATE CHANGE: It’s our Normandy beach. – Except, no, it really isn’t. Great thread refuting Normandy analogy @

I’m sure glad the guys who actually planned and executed the Allied war against the Nazis weren’t a bunch of air-headed dipsticks like “Beto” O’Rourke.

But hey, there is one good thing about him … he’s giving us a break from laughing at AOC whose big issue today was how she has been too busy to buy furniture.

KAMALA 2020: “I disagree when [Mike Pence] suggests it’s not possible to have meetings with women alone by himself. I think that’s ridiculous, the idea that you would deny a professional woman the opportunity to have a meeting with the VP is outrageous.”

“Hi, @SenKamalaHarris: I’m a female Senior Advisor to Mike Pence & am wondering why you are repeating this false claim? He’s elevated women to positions of leadership throughout his career & relies on their advice & counsel. Get your facts straight.”

“Yeah, the VP didn’t say he never meets with women. He said he doesn’t dine alone with women. That’s a big difference. There are plenty of other ways to meet and network. In this era of MeToo I think it’s smart and refreshing.”

AMAZING SPEECH: During a hearing on state Senate Bill 152, this young man gave a powerful pro-life speech last week calling out Rhode Island lawmakers for pushing late-term abortions on their state. “A calculated attack on life by the DNC.” Definitely worth watching.

3d in utero tongue out

DEMOCRATS: The Party of Infanticide – House Democrats continue to block attempts by Republicans to vote on bills to require medical care and treatment for babies who survive abortions. Pro-life leaders in Congress are working on a way to get around Nancy “I’m such a good Catholic that I won’t even consider helping live born infants if their mommies wanted them dead” Pelosi’s blockade.

Also, a group of female Democrats in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate have introduced legislation to fund elective abortions directly with taxpayer dollars through federal healthcare and insurance programs. So yeah, also the Party of Screw Your Religious Beliefs.

PP not needed

PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS NOT NEEDED: The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an Ohio law preventing state money from being directed towards abortion facilities. This effectively clears the way for the state to finally defund Planned Parenthood. And contrary to the screams on the Left, it will not impact actual health care. If PP wants to keep killing the unborn, they can. They just can’t use their old bookkeeping tricks to force taxpayers to finance it.

CRENSHAW: “I would just hope that we could have honest conversation about this.” Yeah, good luck with that.

UNDERSTANDING TAX CUTS: This video explains in simple terms how the GOP’s tax cuts helped low earners the most and why the Democrats “they just benefited the rich” meme is garbage.

59% APPROVAL FOR REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA: Ruh roh – Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has only been in office for two months, but a Quinnipiac University poll shows that 59% of the citizens gave him their approval. And that includes 42% of Democrats.

EDUCATION: The Department of Education will no longer enforce a provision that forbids religious organizations from providing federally-funded educational services to private schools.

“Those seeking to provide high-quality educational services to students and teachers should not be discriminated against simply based on the religious character of their organization.” -Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

I CRY B.S.: Taking out a loan is a contract an adult makes with a lending institution that has a responsibility to the people who let it use their money. A loan comes with the responsibility to pay the money back. Dearest and I paid off our student loans; we are not interested in paying off someone else’s. Period.

Instead of bitching about how the “government” (taxpayers) aren’t bailing them out, these idjits should be as grateful as we were that low-interest, delayed-repayment school loans are made available in this country.

Or maybe they could’ve done what my kids did, which was enlist in the military and go to nasty places where they could get shot at. They graduated from college with no student loans. And oh gosh, taxpayers covered the cost! How about THAT.

Wait, there’s ANOTHER option, which is to get a job and pay the loans off. It’s not like there’s any scarcity of jobs these days … unless you’re determined to squat in your mother’s basement to pursue your dream career of playing video games, eating pizza, and watching porn.

“Chief executives of major companies said at a White House forum on Wednesday that they are hiring more Americans without college degrees as they search to find increasingly scarce applicants for open jobs.”

2019_03 14 Knives GPS

MAYBE JUST LIMIT IT TO SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT KNIVES: Cuz, like, man, I’d need like 30 GPS trackers in my kitchen alone, never mind my craft room or Dearest’s tool shed or, oh wait, there’s the garden shed, too.

MANUFACTURING BREAK THROUGH: Scientists from Heriot-Watt University have welded glass and metal together using an ultrafast laser system, in a breakthrough for the manufacturing industry.

CORSETRY: This video on corsets is amazing. It’s a rare video that can hold my attention for 5 minutes. This one had me glued to the monitor for 17 minutes! Fascinating, fun, and funny.


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4 responses to “Bits & Bytes

  1. B&B#221

    3.14 Mind Blown – mine, too. I had never seen that. 🙂

    OPV 2019 Mar 14 ℼ has a new Pi Day Song. (I just realized I should’ve just titled it OPV 2019 ℼ.) And a silly webwork, Pi B Delicious.


    Evacuations have been ordered as the severe weather that walloped Colorado yesterday has moved into Nebraska.

    Wow, really? We’re getting very vernal down here. We have a couple of freezy nights in the week’s forecast. No precipitation. Pleasant days. If I ever get discouraged about what passes for winter here, I only need to look North.


    “…we have no more than 12 years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis.”

    The “12 years” is coming from the UN, Beta, and Ocrazy Eyes. Where’s that catalog of past predictions from doomsayers like Gore and Ehrlich? How many times have we had global whompening of one sort or another in the past fifty years? Amazing we’re still here and apparently thriving. But this time for sure!

    Beto compares climate change proposals to “those who were on the beaches in Normandy”

    And IIRC, AOC compares the climate panic to Pearl Harbor.

    Ignorant idiots.


    Kamala Harris says, “I disagree when [Mike Pence] suggests it’s not possible to have meetings with women alone by himself.”

    Oh, my! I don’t think Willy Brown’s power-skanking partner in adultery is one to talk about that kind of thing. This is worse than Lieawatha criticizing the college entrance scams!


    I want GPS trackers on everything! Alexia! Where’d I put my pencil? Seary! Where’d I leave my coffee cup? Echho! Where’s my other houseslipper?

    Then the solar flare EMP hits.

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  2. Another entry in the series: Mueller Devotional Candle

    Mueller, the patron demon of unwarranted persecution


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Only 2 things commend this candle … it’s purple (the color of repentance) and it doesn’t mimic the Sacred Heart image (those candles really gripe my Catholic sensibilities).

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