TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Is the Ferguson Effect real? and who loses?

"This incessant drumbeat against the police has resulted in what St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson last November called the “Ferguson effect.” Cops are disengaging from discretionary enforcement activity and the “criminal element is feeling empowered,” Mr. Dotson reported. Arrests in St. Louis city and county by that point had dropped a third since the shooting of Michael Brown in August. Not surprisingly, homicides in the city surged 47% by early November and robberies in the county were up 82%.
Similar “Ferguson effects” are happening across the country as officers scale back on proactive policing under the onslaught of anti-cop rhetoric. Arrests in Baltimore were down 56% in May compared with 2014."  

Zombology: the new believe it or not truth

97% of what?

Over and over we hear about how 97% of the climate scientists believe in climate change. Where did the number come from? 

The most highly-cited paper supposedly found 97 per cent of published scientific studies support man-made global warming. But in addition to poor survey methodology, that tabulation is often misrepresented. Most papers (66 per cent) actually took no position. Of the remaining 34 per cent, 33 per cent supported at least a weak human contribution to global warming. So divide 33 by 34 and you get 97 per cent, but this is unremarkable since the 33 per cent includes many papers that critique key elements of the IPCC position."

The article also says: "Barack Obama’s website ( says “97 per cent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and man-made…Find the deniers near you — and call them out today.” TWW assumes that means he is going to send the drones but TWW is ready (see the previous post on drones to learn how:).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quote of the day

This is the first time TWW has heard this: "“God Created Man and Woman, But Samuel Colt Made Them Equal”


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

No title needed

Tolerance test

If you read below and do not get upset does it mean you are a tolerant human being or a bigot? 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Last morning fire of the year unless the climate changes again

Stupid bird trying to build a nest above thermometer finally wised up

Saturday, May 16, 2015

One more reason not to flip the bird

Great Father's Day Gift Idea

Disclaimer: If the father in ad tries to shoot a home invader the bullet may easily pass thorugh the wall and take out the cute little baby by mistake.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Finally some rational discussion of a touchy subject?

Blame the victim time again?

"ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murder charges in the 2012 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in Florida, suffered a minor wound after being shot at in his vehicle on Monday, police said.
Zimmerman did not fire a gun in the Monday incident, his latest brush with law enforcement since his 2013 trial, according to police."
Comment: so someone tries to shoot the media-created poster boy for gun owners and it is his latest brush with the law? Anyone know what he just did wrong besides still being alive?
Also, the Black Panthers are lucky. They almost had to pay off on there reward for killing Zimmerman. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Now it is the war on men (at least some of them)

Unfortunately this poor guy is not on his way to meet all the virgins

Since ISIS says they are in this country men need to beware of who they talk to in the bathroom.

"Undercover male-only squads formed by Islamic State flagged up blokes who reacted favourably to their come-ons. The honey trap tactic was used by special brigades of young fighters in the Hisbah religious police."

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This is something to keep in mind when you hear about the war on women. Now it is a war on men too.

Friday, May 08, 2015

A sign of homophobia coming back to Hayward?

The owners of the first openly gay ice cream store in Hayward recently sold the store to the straight couple above.  We assume the new owners will continue to serve customers of all ice cream and sexual preferences so the fears of homophobia returning to Hayward  have probably been overstated. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

latest electronic lynch mob news?

"A Madison, Wisc., family can no longer stay in their home because of death threats, and it’s a local TV station’s fault.
Tony Robinson, who was African American, was killed by a white Madison police officer during an incident in early March.
WISC-TV posted a 911 call from his mother to police about Robinson’s emotional state weeks before the shooting, according to"

Saturday, May 02, 2015

So can a lynch mob be led by a prosecutor ?

"Clarke said of the charges, “it’s a miscarriage of justice. This neophyte prosecutor stood up there and made a political statement, Neil, and I say that because she’s chanting or voicing some of the chants from this angry mob. Her job is to tune that out. She said, I hear the voices. She’s not supposed to hear anything as she reviews this case that is not consistent with the rule of law and our system of justice. Look, I’m an experienced and a veteran homicide detective. I’ve had — I’ve participated in charging conferences. There is no way I have ever gotten a criminal charge within 24 hours after taking over all the reports and evidence to a prosecutor. A prosecutor who is thorough needs several days to sift through hundreds of pages of reports. They usually want to interview some of the witnesses themselves, in person, and they have to sift through all of the evidence, piece by piece, and they have to wait for some of the forensics evidence to conclude, to come back and that’s why I say on a minimum, three to four days. She just got this case yesterday. This is political activism. She’ll never prove this beyond a reasonable doubt, and I’m not going to silently stand by and watch my brother officers, offered up as human sacrifices, thrown like red meat to an angry mob, just to appease this angry mob.” And that “she rushed this thing through.”

David Clarke is the Sheriff in Milwaukee County. 


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