Andyj of MyOldRV gives the up (the money) and the down (the snakes, for starters) about oil field gate guarding in South Texas, which seems to be coming back into vogue with the Trump economy.
“‘Never step where you can’t see bare ground!’ What you gotta do is stay out of the brush and tall grass because them buzztails are hidin’ rascals! Keep ALL the area around the RV and Service Trailer down to bare ground. Your service guy most likely has a weedeater and I keep things clean with weedkiller spray. One other thing is to put a light under the RV that shines on the underneath and out on your front steps and porch. Thataway when you step out at night you can see. In seven years I have not been on a single ranch that did not want me to kill every rattlesnake I saw but you still need to ask the ranch manager. I tell folks to get a long handle hoe and keep it on hand by the door outside so you can chop ’em up at some distance. Me myself, I use a heavy walking stick. I pin their head with the stick and then reach down with my knife and whack it off. You do have a knife in your pocket, right?”
“‘Trump to OK new offshore plan, reverse Arctic, Atlantic bans: sources,’ said a headline from S&P Global Platts, an industry trade publication….
“Oil for the people. Money from leases for the Treasury. And getting out of the Middle East for our military.”
That last may be iffy now, with the Syria strike, but it is to be devoutly wished.
Via Don Surber
Web creator Tim Berners-Lee on taking back control of the Web:
“We must work together with web companies to strike a balance that puts a fair level of data control back in the hands of people, including the development of new technology such as personal ‘data pods’ if needed and exploring alternative revenue models such as subscriptions and micropayments.”
That’s just for a start. But nowhere on his list do I see banning auto-play video, which I would think would be a necessary first step to getting back our control of data.
While the “deep state” continues to undermine Trump at every opportunity, the business community is enthusiastic about his presidency. After all, he’s the jobs president — versus Barry’s legacy as the food stamps and welfare president.
No Obamacare repeal. Shoot, not even hearings featuring some of the multitude screwed out of their insurance and doctors by Obamacare. No tax reform. Not even tax reduction. A slain Labor nominee, thanks to Republicans cooperating with Democrats in attacks on his ex-wife.
Instead, as Ann Coulter puts it “Republicans in Congress refuse to do the people’s will. Their sole, driving obsession is to see Trump fail.” All they want is to be part of the establishment, the establishment Trump is threatening.
They are a significant part of the swamp that needs draining. Trump will get to them in his own good time. It will be death-by-a-thousand-Tweets. It couldn’t happen to a slimier bunch of stooges. The Stupid Party.
Via Breitbart News.
Not precisely the New York City skyscraper condo of the Patriots’ star quarterback but similar. Even if I had the millions required I couldn’t live there. I get goosebumps just imagining a room with floor-to-ceiling exterior glass walls fifty stories high. Yipes.
“Construction materials company 84 Lumber’s [Super Bowl] advertisement featured a mother and daughter ostensibly journeying illegally from Latin America or Mexico to the United States…[The ad] shows the mother and daughter walking through a large door of what appears be President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.
“’The will to succeed is always welcome here,’ reads the company’s tagline.”
Four other ads also were political, including a Budweiser paean to plain vanilla immigration. Presumably these are not companies that will be adding new American hires in the Trump economy—unless they’re refugees or illegals.
UPDATE: It seems 84 Lumber really was soliciting illegals. If that’s not against the law, it should be.