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.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tis the season for passing gas

Green gassy clouds - How much farting is too much?

"How much farting is normal?

Most people pass gas 10 to 20 times a day.
If you’re farting a lot (and you don’t have to count), it’s probably because of something you ate or a change in the bacteria in your gut."

Friday, December 11, 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Is TWW trying to create more terrorists?

Shooter 'wasn't very popular' in high school, friend recalls

There TWW has done his part.  The guy is now on the Internet again so the young people who do not quite fit in to society have another picture of the current folk heroes thanks to the TV networks showing their pictures so many times. The future terrorists or mass shooters must be dreaming about how famous they can become. 

As an aside perhaps the real question for the day should be if the men get all the virgins when they go to heaven as martyrs what do the female terrorists get?  Is the answer sensitive, caring men?    

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

excellent anlysis of why Trump gets all the free air time

"This latest Donald Trump episode is a glittering, glaring example of how he is playing the media like a Stradivarius. And I tell you, folks, for all of you people who have complained and whined and moaned about the media over the years, and how unfair they are to Republicans and how unfair that makes the whole process and, "What are we gonna do?" You need to be studying Donald Trump. I don't care whether you think what he says is outrageous or wrong or whatever. That's the wrong way to look at this right now.
This latest quote/unquote "outrage" from Trump is a perfect example of how he plays the media, how he knows exactly what to do and how to do it to own their attention and airtime. He says things that he knows will drive them crazy. He says things over and over that he knows will drive them insane, and then when they go insane, he doubles down on it and drives them even crazier. He also knows that his audience is in on what he is doing."

some CS (common sense) amidst all the BS?

The article talked about below was written by a journalist working for a public interest journalistic group of people (that means they are left leaning??) Bad things are happening out there and worse yet is the problem of trying to prevent more of them from happening. Perhaps the best people can come up with is solutions that may not make sense. 

Article highlights: 

 OVER the past two decades, the majority of Americans in a country deeply divided over gun control have coalesced behind a single proposition: The sale of assault weapons should be banned. ..."That idea was one of the pillars of the Obama administration’s plan to curb gun violence, and it remains popular with the public. In a poll last December, 59 percent of likely voters said they favor a ban...But in the 10 years since the previous ban lapsed, even gun control advocates acknowledge a larger truth: The law that barred the sale of assault weapons from 1994 to 2004 made little difference."...."Annually, 5,000 to 6,000 black men are murdered with guns. Black men amount to only 6 percent of the population. Yet of the 30 Americans on average shot to death each day, half are black males."

read the article here:

TWW's soapbox:

  • Is reality as seen through the lens of the media reality?
  • Airplane crashes scare people because of the large number of deaths but car crashes are run of the mill unless you know someone involved.
  • 'Mass shootings' scare people but murders especially in the ghetto are also run of the mill unless you know the victims
  • When a relatively small number of white people die it is a much bigger deal than when a much bigger number of black people die (do the Black Lives Matter people ever talk about this?)
  • Laws need definitions. When the government defines something and makes it illegal people work to get around the law legally. During the pretend ban on assault weapons (nobody confiscated the existing guns) during the Clinton years the gun makers got around the law and introduced more weapons.  
  • Gun free zones only allow criminals the ability to protect themselves in the zones

Monday, December 07, 2015

here we go again

First there is a tragedy connected with GUNS.  Next, somebody proposes a solution they are pushing and claim it is a great idea and third we learn it would not have prevented the tragedy. 

Here is the solution: 

"President Obama: "Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security." "
Here is the reality:

"CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton reports a law enforcement source says the target of the raid was Enrique Marquez, who is believed to have been the individual who three years ago bought the AR15 rifles in California used in the San Bernardino attack.
Marquez checked himself into a mental health facility after the attack."
Note: was this guy on the no fly list? No-Fly List

On another note: 
"The U.S. government offers no adequate method for people to challenge their placement on its no-fly list, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving 13 Muslims who believe they're on the list.
U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown found people lack a meaningful way to challenge their placement on the list, which bars them from flying to or within the United States. She also said the 13 people who sued the government have been unconstitutionally deprived of their right to fly."
Comment: If TWW remembers correctly this bit about not being able to get off the list is one of the reasons the NRA is against the idea Obama is proposing (the other reason they can use it to get contributions). In any other setting the proposal would be called racist since has it in for people who are Islamic.  
Are you on the no fly list? See:
Note: Uncle Anders is not on the list. TWW checked.

Friday, December 04, 2015

what he should have said -- words matter

What he meant:  "Here is an analogy for you on the Syrian refugee issue.  There is no reason to hate all dogs since only a very small number of them have rabies.  But" 

"If there's a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you're probably not going to assume something good about that dog," Carson said during a campaign stop in Alabama. "And you're probably going to put your children out of the way. "

"but" ( a word TWW added) "That doesn't mean that you hate all dogs."


TWW's comment: So why weren't the enlightened liberals who know about nuances and all that stuff smart enough to understand a good analogy rather than being horrified? 

Thursday, December 03, 2015

President Obama's minister was right ?

"We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because the stuff we have done overseas is now brought right back to our own front yards. America's chickens are coming home to roost," he told his congregation." 


Are these more politically correct chickens coming home to roost too? 

"A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people. 

“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What were they doing around the neighborhood?'” he said. “We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment.”.


Double Denier Day (DDD)

TWW turned on liberal National Public Radio today around 5:30AM to learn their version of the truth today since Rush Limbough was not on yet today to reveal the real truth and within two minutes learned it was Double Denier Day. Actually most every day is Double Denier Day lately with so many group shootings for the media and Washington to explain to the masses.

The second story was about the Paris to save the world from Climate Change. You all have heard about the climate deniers who say climate change is not proven and we should wait and see before taking any action that may hurt certain groups like the people who use electricity (that is us).

The first story revealed another type of denial. The reality was right in front of TWW's eyes but he was too blind to see it until today. The first news story was about the man and woman who shot up the party in San Bernadino.  The story cautioned that just because the people who were the killers were of Pakistan and Saudia Arabia descent does not mean they were terrorists and we should wait until all the facts are in and nothing has been proved yet.  This sounds just like what the climate deniers say. People can bend over backwards to keep from having to admit something is reality.  From this it is obvious we are dealing with denial on the liberal side. Let's start calling these people the Jihadism Deniers. Or should we wait for more  evidence that this is really what is going on?

A primer from Wikipedia

"Jihadism (jihadist movement, jihadi movement and variants) is used to refer to contemporary armed jihad in Islamic fundamentalism. The term "jihadism" was coined in the 2000s and mostly used to cover Islamic insurgency and Islamic terrorism since that time, but it has also been extended to cover both Mujahideen guerilla warfare and Islamic terrorism with an international scope since it arose in the 1980s, since the 1990s substantially represented by the al-Qaeda network."

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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