New Glossary Entry: Sacrificial Wolves

First they came for Bill Cosby’s rights, then they came for Harvey Weinstein’s…when they came for mine, I found I had already given them up…

Sacrificial wolves are highly unsympathetic and apparently unscrupulous characters who are used to get buy-in in the court of public opinion that their behavior is so distasteful that their rights are no longer sacrosanct. This is a slippery slope & that is the reason the parasites-that-be sacrifice the rights of wolves first–so the rest of us slip down that slope.

(In a similar vein, do you really know what Lori Loughlin actually did? Read the FBI affidavit on her case here. The FBI admitted the scammers were afraid Lori would find out what they were up to! Yet they pressured her into bending the knee & private colleges will slide down that slope along with her and her family. #WTWOF)

New Glossry Entry: VaxBorging

I’ve been noticing a phenomenon lately that if you speak to another unvaccinated person rationally about the pros and cons of getting a gene therapy based CoViD vaccine that has been authorized for emergency use but not yet approved by the FDA, you can have a normal conversation. If that person gets vaccinated, they are no longer capable of understanding the words that are coming out of your mouth. They have been assimilated like Picard to the Borg!

(I’ve actually heard some people think that the vaccine makes people act funny. Could be. Could be psychological, could be physical. After all, many of the symptoms of a coronavirus infection can manifest after being vaccinated, why not include brain fog among them?)

Green-Go Apartheid #GreenGoApartheid (#GringoApartheid?)

Just read that Israel has Green Passes to prove that you are vaccinated so you can have access to normal society. Reminds me of when I was in South America and a fair-haired Argentine called “Gringo” told me the term came from the fact that border-crossers with a green card got a “go.” The guard would say, “Green? Go.” and the non-English speakers rejected would only hear the guard say to someone “Gringo” and the gringo would go north. Who knows about that, but looks pretty certain that in Israel–for starters–“Green Go” is a reality in what has become “permission living” on steroids.

Here’s an article on Israel as the frontrunner of this: https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/03/01/1020154/israels-green-pass-is-an-early-vision-of-how-we-leave-lockdown/

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail

I accidentally made the original recipe of this and found it tough to choke down–I made some tweaks and it was fantastic…then I saw in the original post where I found the recipe, a modified recipe and it was great too…this is the formula I settled on: 

3 ounces Koloa Gold or Mount Gay Eclipse rum

1 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce Velvet Falernum (never heard of it? you have been missing out!)

1/2 ounce dry curacao (i haven’t tried this drink with anything else, but I think Cointreau, Grand Marnier or triple sec would also work; cold-glass calls for Clement Creole Shrubb which I never even heard of but I’m guessing it’s the best)

1/4 simple syrup

Chill your glasses. Shake this with ice. Strain into two glasses and enjoy. This is my new favorite cocktail…

 

I Call BS! The Shortage of Truckers is a Result of Deliberate Policy!

post-purge repost (originally posted April 2018)…

Nowhere in this article does it mention the systematic policy attack on truckers. Extreme restrictions on truckers’ flexibility over when to drive has crushed productivity–rising wages or line-hauls won’t make up for having to spend more hours idle for every delivery. Demand for truckers is going up not only as demand for transportation has increased but also as each trucker is forced to be less productive, an effect that compounds the shortage of drivers by causing truckers who can’t make a living to exit  the industry resulting in even fewer trucker-hours to meet rising demand.

I have seen the momentum toward autonomous trucking accelerating past that for passenger cars since the company Otto was created by some well-connected tech folks to retrofit existing trucks with self-driving technology–that’s a sign of a short timeline IMO.

This WSJ article is portraying the undersupply of truckers as an unfortunate market failure–watch out for future articles that build on this underlying false assumption to argue that we have no choice but to adapt infrastructure to self-driving trucks in a hurry.

Of course, those who pay the freight will love such a subsidy allowing them to switch to a government-subsidized technology rather than compensate for government-implemented productivity crushing policies with higher wages. My guess is they are all in this together. Similarly, the uber-lyft model does not work without self-driving technology. Billions upon billions of dollars have been pumped into these businesses for years by very smart people–surely they know driverless is coming despite the tremendous cost and disruption it will visit upon taxpayers and laborers alike.

Maybe I’m wrong, but the way this article deliberately ignores the real problem with declining trucker supply makes me wonder, Why even write the article? Obviously, there’s some agenda at work. We will see what it is. #WTWOF

Trucking Companies Are Struggling to Attract Drivers to the Big-Rig Life
The U.S. freight market is speeding ahead, but recruiting new truck drivers to meet demand is proving harder to rev up.







New Cocktail: The Last Word

For the fatigued palate…just what the doctor ordered!

If I ever had a cold and had to go to work–at least during my waitressing years–Elsie, the old German matriarch of the night crew, would have me sip a shot of Green Chartreuse (maybe that’s redundant, but there is a Yellow Chartreuse!) Boy would that stuff clear out your sinuses! Ever since then, I’ve thought of Chartreuse as medicine and stayed away–until now. As I cycle through the easy stuff–the approachable cocktails–I find some of them start to taste the same, especially the gin sour types (my favorites). The flavor profile that isn’t so approachable–the anise-to-menthol type stuff like absinthe and Chartreuse are a bit more challenging but a welcome change of pace…I’m a huge fan of equal parts cocktails because they’re usually boozy & balanced but most of all because the recipes are so easy to remember! All booze cocktails are a bit hard for me to swallow these days, though, so I like an equal parts with a bit of citrus. The Last Word is all of the above & I do believe it has a bit of a cult following and I totally get why…Here ya go (from cold-glass.com)

3/4 oz dry gin (I loved Nolet’s in this but plymouth, etc will do)

3/4 oz green Chartreuse (expensive but worth it…warning, the darn stuff is 110 proof!)

3/4 oz Luxardo maraschino liqueur

3/4 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

Keep the drink small so it stays cold; make sure you put your nick & nora or martini glasses or coupes in the freezer before you start making the drink, & shake it with ice until very cold. Strain & serve….Then find a quiet place to sit and savor…

Mezcal Sour …OMGosh….

Mezcal Sour

  • 1½ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1½ oz. Mezcal
  • 1 oz. Amaro Montenegro
  • 1 tsp. light agave nectar
  • 1 large egg white
  • Angostura bitters and lime twist (for serving)
  • Shake lime juice, mezcal, amaro, agave, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (or in a tightly lidded 1-qt. glass jar) until frothy, about 1 minute. Fill shaker with ice, cover, and shake again until outside is frosty, about 30 seconds. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a coupe glass. Garnish with a few drops of Angostura bitters (drag a toothpick through drops to create a swirly pattern if you wish). Top with lime twist.