Sunday, March 31, 2019

Fox News host apologizes for '3 Mexican Countries' chyron: 'It never should have happened'

"We want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in the show," Ed Henry, host of "Fox & Friends," said Sunday. "We had an inaccurate graphic on screen while talking about this very story. We just want to be clear, the funding is being cut off to the three Central American countries. We apologize for the error."
On Sunday, "Fox & Friends" quickly jumped to news of the president's plans to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to three Central American countries over the flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has already warned of closing the border.
As Henry talked about the president "going full-court press on Mexico" and co-host Pete Hegseth spoke of "cutting payments, aid payments, to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras," a chyron - the caption superimposed over the video - characterized it slightly differently. It referred to them as "3 Mexican Countries."

We shall see how things go

Disaster was ultimately averted during the 2017 downpours, but Oroville Dam needed repairs that totaled $1.1 billion.
The Department of Water Resources has "restored full functionality to the Oroville main spillway and is operating the reservoir to ensure public safety of those downstream," the agency said in a statement.

No more than a relatively gentle 20,000 cubic feet (566 cubic meters) per second will be released down the spillway during expected rains on Tuesday, the statement said. Triple that amount could be released later in the week as more water flows into Lake Oroville.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency said this month that it was refusing to reimburse California for $306 million of the $1.1 billion repair bill, citing the investigators' report and blaming the state for years of neglect. DWR officials said they plan to appeal the decision.

A good pair is a fine thing

CW, or would that be Odin, the later years

187th Fighter Wing, the Alabama Air National Guard unit at Dannelly Field ANGB in Montgomery, deployed to Romania in August to participate in Dacian Viper 2012, a three-week joint exercise with the Romanian Air Force.

The Arrowhead

Freckles, they are good

Sunday afternoon 1911

A guy over on Badger and Blade posted this. It's a Max Sprecher 8/8

With mokume gane scales, beautiful and classy.

A 410 Revolver? I want one.

Tractor Drift

The Predator's Stare

OMG this better not be legit! To Fox, everyone from south of the border is a Mexican. Hahahahahaha!



Richard White Bull, Dakota Oglala, 1900

Not a snowflake

Yeah, I'll take the blue one.

Motor Porn

Someone let the engineers off the leash on this one. Crazy but pretty cool too.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Shave of the Day

Man, that Norwegian Fitjar Folgefonn really whips up a lather.

And it's RED enamel! Perfect camping color.

Faroe Islands

Stew from Utah very Kindly sent me this 1960's era tourist book on the islands - thanks

One of these days...


Love the advertisements.  How about those archaic "D" letters they still use in the Faroes, and Iceland.  We used to have them in English too, they stand for the voiced and unvoiced 'th' sound. 

Who wants a Peugeot?  Where's the Dodge dealer?

The gravity-defying stilt house, perched on a cliff and designed by the influential architect Richard Neutra, is perfect for a buyer with no fear of heights.

For a cool 1.55 million American dollars.  This is lunacy, LA style.

These midcentury moderns make up a 17-house enclave built by none other than rock star architect Richard Neutra, And now one of those homes—perched at the summit of a canyon in Sherman Oaks, CA—is on the market for $1.55 million.  A whole neighborhood of stilt homes.  Be sure to have your parachute ready for when the big one hits.  But consider this...

These homes have survived seven major earthquakes since they were built in 1966. And this house, in particular, was reinforced again after the 1994 Northridge quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale.

Quite apart from being structurally sound, the home has plenty of other features to boast of, such as floor-to-ceiling windows that give the impression that the home is virtually floating on air.

The transparent glass balcony railings make you feel as if there's nothing between you and the open sky. Sipping your morning coffee out there could easily leave you feeling that you're at a cafe in the clouds—especially when there's fog in the valley below.
At 1,800 square feet, it's not a large house, but it feels much bigger than that, because of the open rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The current owner has only been there a couple of years—he bought the two-bedroom, two-bathroom home in 2017 for $1,310,000. He's added some state-of-the-art, high-tech features to the place since then. He made it a smart house with Control 4 technology, and added a Sonos surround-sound system, automatic drop-down blackout shades, a drop-down screen and a high-end projector, so that at a flick of a switch, the open living room can be converted into a first-class home theater.
The interior had already been renovated and restored, with updated features like a steam shower and heated floors in the master bath. But the focal point of the home—the living room's grand stone fireplace—has been left intact.
Wait, a steam shower??  This may require more investigation.


Eichler house with carport and Studebaker

The 50's, man.

We don't have houses like that anymore, and we don't have Studebakers.

California’s ‘High-Capacity’ Magazine Ban Unconstitutional

It will be appealed because the people can't have that freedom, that power.  Only agents of the state.

But it is surely good news, nonetheless.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ruled Friday that California’s ban on ammunition magazines holding more than ten rounds violates the Second Amendment.

On June 29, 2017, Breitbart News reported that U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez blocked the implementation of California’s “high-capacity” magazine ban two days before it was to go into effect. He noted that the ban could not survive the test of District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), noting: “When the simple test of Heller is applied … the statute is adjudged an unconstitutional abridgment.”
On July 17, 2018, a three-judge panel from the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld Benitez’s ruling, voting 2-to-1 against the ban and sending the case back to Benitez.
On March 29, 2019, Benitez again ruled against the ban, issuing an order barring California Attorney General Xavier Becerra from enforcing the ban.
Benitez again relied upon Heller, noting that “millions of ammunition magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds are in common use by law-abiding responsible citizens for lawful uses like self-defense. This is enough to decide that a magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds passes the Heller test.
The case is Duncan v. Becerra, No. 2:17-cv-56-81 in the U.S. District Court for Southern California.