Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Babylon Wasp


Being that the Biden administration has forced greater and greater conversion to green electric power … and under the threat of widespread blackouts this summer across America … our president has issued an executive order that, until October 1st, the sun must shine all night.


Corporate Blackmail

Jesse James … urp,  Jackson and Al Charlatan … urp, Sharpton were pioneers in opening up the race-baiting corporate blackmail industry … proving that most corporate CEOs are wusses.

This has inspired a conga line of follow-on mountebanks … BLM, the ESG movement, Critical Race Theory, transgenderism, equity scores, pronoun requirements … lots of woke cow pies besmirching too too much of academic, foundations and corporate America.

Paying blackmail for such claptrap needs be as criminal as demanding it.


Mostly Cajun Pic

Fetterman, the better man?


Brain Teasers

It’s not that Wokesters are necessarily stupid … it’s just that their cerebellums are having an argument with their medullas. — Fletcher




9 injured in shooting spree near beach in Florida

China’s disappointing rebound could bring in more stimulus, economists say

McCarthy’s debt ceiling deal falls short of reining in IRS

Feinstein confusion over Kamala Harris presiding over Senate …

Spy agency warns Canadian MP that she’s on China’s ‘evergreen’ target list

Moscow buildings hit by drones, mayor says; Kyiv attacked by third Russian bombardment in 24 hours

Trump campaign fundraises for ballot harvesting operations in battleground states to beat Dems at their own game

Mob of up to 40 teens jump three Marines on California beach …

China plans to land astronauts on moon before 2030

Elon Musk’s private jet has landed in Beijing

Manchin snubs Biden and heaps praise on Republicans over pipeline deal

Tech chiefs wave goodbye to San Fran to set up in London …


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Caveat Emptor

I have requested answers from two AI applications … ChatGPT HERE and Google Bard HERE … and have concluded that these bots are more interested in answering questions than they are in getting it right. However, users are deceived for these apps sometimes respond with brilliant answers … like when I asked Google Bard to explain the derivation of Euler’s formula (lifted verbatim from a math website?)

Also, John Hinderaker of the Powerline blog has discovered two totally bogus responses from ChatGPT … one about who was the youngest governor of North Dakota … and the other, citing non-existent cases in a writ opposing a motion to dismiss in a New York court. Please read the Powerline Post for the details. It should give you fair warning about the limitations and possible dangers of this new “miracle.”

Caveat Emptor …

Afterward: I tried a Tineye search for a match on the “youngest” ND governor’s portrait … and got back nothing.



Memorial Day vs. Pride Month




Biden world tells Dems: Judge the debt deal by what’s not there

Turkey’s lira sinks to fresh new low after Erdogan re-election

Hakeem Jeffries noncommittal on Democrat support for debt ceiling deal

Yea or Nae … Debt deal done?

Uganda’s president signs into law tough new anti-gay legislation

Major central banks were expected to pause rate hikes soon. Now it’s not so clear cut

Iran and Taliban clash on Iran-Afghan border

Woke ‘Little Mermaid’ reboot a box office hit!

Ukraine tennis player booed for not shaking hands with Belarusian opponent

Russia bolsters attack on Kyiv; Putin congratulates ‘dear friend’ Erdogan on re-election

House Dems renew push to ban stock buybacks

Mobile phone time linked to 60% increase in brain cancer …


Monday, May 29, 2023

Rationality at Last!


Are the LA Dodgers, Target and Budweiser’s problems a sign that our nation is slowly turning rational … deciding such things as garish twerking nuns … led by a woman’s luggage thief … are not normal?

There have always been counterculture movements … the plaster casters, Ken Kesey and Timothy Leary for examples … but corporations then had the good sense not to endorse them. — Fletcher

Afterward: And why are companies now acting against their own self interest? They are following the lead of the bat-guano crazy Biden administration!


DeSantis’ Fusillade


If Ron DeSantis were to win the Republican nomination for president, he will suddenly become the target of the deranged media and deep-state fusillade that had been directed at Trump. 

They might even try to impeach him before he is even elected.

I would hope DeSantis realizes what might be coming.



McCarthy and Biden reach agreement in principle on debt limit

Turkey votes in runoff election after candidates double down on nationalism and fear

IRS whistleblower gives Congress 6 hours of testimony, 23 pages of evidence concerning origins of Hunter Biden probe

Kissinger celebrates 100th birthday … still active in global affairs …

GOP-controlled Texas hHouse votes to impeach Republican AG Ken Paxton

U.S. review of China tariffs don’t [sic] depend on trade ‘breakthrough’: deputy U.S. trade representative

Still higher than expected: Only a third of BLM’s $90 million in donations went to charitable foundations

Combative consumers change marketing strategies for Target, Budweiser …

Trump slams Texas ‘RINOs’ over Paxton impeachment effort

Ford’s EV charging deal with Tesla puts pressure on GM, other rival automakers

AOC’s NYC town hall descends into chaos

Texas dirty AG impeached … mistress at heart of allegations


Sunday, May 28, 2023

Memorial Day

From Diogenes’’ Middle Finger blog

Echoes of glory …


Tiny Tim


Trannies, being a minute percentage of our population, dominating the woke agenda seems as unlikely as Tiny Tim headlining the half-time show at the Super Bowl.

(even more unlikely since he died 28 years ago.)

Yet they do …


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“Doctor” Fauci controlled something like $20 billion of NIH research grants every year. No wonder he considered himself “the science!”

Such egomaniacal leverage should never again be allowed! Particularly in someone who is willing to commit crimes against humanity!




Insurers retreat under anti-ESG fire

Biden says he’s ‘very optimistic’ about a debt ceiling deal

Inflation ‘unexpectedly’ surges higher

Musk set to chip humans … Mind control …

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson talk Ukraine over dinner

The tech trade is back, driven by the A.I. craze and a less aggressive Fed

Comer to hold Wray in contempt if he won’t produce documents alleging Biden criminal activity

Revealed: Bill Gates Russian ‘lover’ and her links to notorious Kremlin spy

Biden will not invoke 14th Amendment, deputy Treasury secretary says

Russia carries out intense missile and drone strikes overnight; Medvedev says conflict could last decades

Mexico’s leftist president says he doesn’t want DeSantis to get any votes from Hispanics

Did Sen. Melendez get car, DC apartment, ‘gifts’ from NJ business?


Saturday, May 27, 2023

Growing Old

Zigzagging through life … zigging a couple of times when I should have zagged … but dodging the many others designed to take me down ... I realize that my survival instincts must have been OK.

But now my reflexes are shot and I’m no longer lithe … or blithe … so I have to get by using what’s left of my wits. So, Pilgrim, please forgive if, at 84, my poor eyesight, falling memory or age-related conservatism … offend you.

I am cursed to continue telling the truth as best I see it. — Fletcher


Powerline Chart


I think KJ-P is shitting us about how Biden has been reducing the national debt …



A potential 2024 presidential contest involving two candidates … both having served as president … one under three political indictments or convictions for manufactured offenses … while the other skates after damning evidence of selling out his country to foreign adversaries … and being protected by a corrupt media and Justice Department.

A remarkable contrast!


What happened?

Our once proud education system is now producing legions of bubble brains!


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What! No Fauci, 2020?



Are the anti-Trump GOP forces starting to implode?

Debt ceiling talks enter crunch time as negotiations get closer to a deal

Top rating agencies threaten to downgrade U.S. credit rating even if debt-ceiling deal is made

Oath Keeper sentenced to 18 years … ‘Ongoing threat to country’ …

Texas lawmakers issue 20 articles of impeachment against state AG Paxton

JP Morgan is developing a ChatGPT-like A.I. service to give investment advice

Jim Jorden pledges to use ‘power of the purse’ to reign [sic] in FBI abuses

DeSantis slams Trump for adding $8 trillion to national debt in just 4 years! ‘He handed over the country to Fauci’ …

 NOAA expects a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season with a lot of ‘uncertainty’

Russia carries out intense missile and drone strikes overnight

Supreme Court curtails federal power over wetlands in favor of property owners 

More than 150 former Trump officials now backing DeSantis …


Friday, May 26, 2023

Puppet-masters’ Puppet-master


From Woodsterman blog

Georgie Porgie puddin’ pie …


Fractured Definition


bigger fool — anyone who relies on an A.I. app to make important investment decisions See: JP Morgan plans.

At least for the present … I’ve asked Google Bard a financial filter question and got bad data back. So, Pilgrim, do your own check before you commit your money.


Mostly Cajun Pic


It was a virtual booster seat!




‘It turned out to be a mistake’: Botched rollout puts DeSantis on his heels

Putin slams ‘neocolonial system’ as invasion continues; Russian mercenaries pull out of Bakhmut

“Twitter Spaces” crashes repeatedly during DeSantis announcement

Debt ceiling talks make progress, but House leaves town with no deal

DeSantis signs bill that makes his presidential run easier

The A.I. chip boom is pushing Nvidia toward $1 trillion, but it won’t help Intel and AMD

Charges downgraded in case of White House U-Haul ramming suspect

Tina Turner dead in Switzerland …

House fails to override Biden veto of solar tariff resolution

Nvadia shares spike 26% on huge forecast beat driven by A.I. chip

Jim Jorden, FBI and IRS colluding to crush whistleblowers in Hunter Biden case

(Chinese) Military simulates destroying American carrier fleet …


Thursday, May 25, 2023

A Fine Kettle of Fish


I was asked the other day what I thought of Tim Scott as a presidential candidate? My response, “He’s too nice.” 

So are Pence, Elder, RamaswamyHutchinson, Haley, Suarez, Noem, DeSantis and Youngkin, And, if I had to assess the announced and expected candidates to oust Biden next year … with the exception of Chris Christie … and to a lesser extent Chris Sununu …. and of course, the buzz saw Trump … they are all too nice.

I don’t think the deep-staters Christie and Sununu have a chance … therefore, if you think the Republicans need a hit man to fix the country, the only choice would be The Donald.

And why do we need a street fighter in theWhite House next? Have you been awake for the last 28 months? The Durham Report and the Biden crime family revelations have exposed a Washington rot that no Mr. Nice Guy could possibly rectify like Trump would …  for no other reason than sweet retribution.

“You’re fired!”




Be on alert Pilgrim … at some point in the uncertain future … when getting your shoes shined … if your bootblack asks you to recommend an AI stock. — Fletcher


Liberal Anger!


Why is there so much vitriol on the left? Perhaps a realization that all their woke solutions are wrong-headed … and they are frustrated trying to force that proverbial camel through the eye of that media-assured needle?



CNBC headline: Twitter glitches plague DeSantis much-hyped presidential announcement with Elon Musk … see: CNBC story

Did Musk miss firing one or two ringers?


Quotable Quote


Liberals don’t hate you (conservatives), they hate themselves … they just take it out on you. — Dan Bongino




House Republicans are dealmaking newbies — and that’s a problem

Putin says Russia is going through ‘difficult times’; Kremlin sees no path to peace in Ukraine yet

McCarthy: White House and GOP ‘nowhere near a deal’ with nine days to debt default deadline

Over 1,900 minors sexually abused by Catholic ministry in Illinois …

Trump legal team seeks meeting with Garland as documents probe nears conclusion

Former Fed Chair Bernanke says there’s more work ahead to control inflation

DeSantis to announce presidential run during ‘Twitter Spaces’ event with Elon Musk

Unhinged college prof holds machete to neck of reporter …

Will ‘Buy America’ derail bullet trains?

Virgin Orbit shuts down after bankruptcy sales

Jim Jorden calls on Republicans to limit FBI’s power

Corporate bankruptcies creeping up as pressures in economy grow …


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Woodsterman Pic


Woke going broke …


From Powerline blog


Google Bard Q&A

I have published two dialogs with the AI application from OpenAI … here is the latest: More ChatGPT Questions. In order to carry this investigation further, I now ask some more questions of Google Bard: … another such application.

Give me a random integer between 1 and 100?

Sure, here is a random integer between 1 and 100: 73.

Give me a random integer between 1 and 100? 

Sure, here is a random integer between 1 and 100: 24

What is this number? And the previous number?

Sure, the number I just generated is 24. The previous number I generated was 73.

Is 5.0 equal to 5?

In most programming languages, 5 and 5.0 are equal. This is because they both represent the same value. However, in some languages, such as Python, 5 and 5.0 are not equal. This is because Python distinguishes between integers and floating-point numbers. In Python, 5 is an integer, while 5.0 is a floating-point number. Floating-point numbers can represent numbers with decimal points, while integers cannot. Therefore, 5 and 5.0 are not exactly equal, even though they represent the same value.

In general, it is best to avoid using floating-point numbers unless you need to represent a number with a decimal point. Integers are more efficient and can be used in more situations.

Is $5.01 an integer?

No, $5.01 is not an integer. An integer is a number that can be written without a decimal point. $5.01 has a decimal point, so it is not an integer.

What is Bo Derek’s rating divided by a golf shot warning?

The question "What is Bo Derek’s rating divided by a golf shot warning?" is meaningless because it is comparing two incomparable things. Bo Derek's rating is a subjective measure of her beauty, while a golf shot warning is an objective measure of the danger of a golf shot. It is like asking "What is the color of the number 5?" or "What is the weight of love?"

If you are trying to ask for the mathematical operation of dividing Bo Derek's rating by a golf shot warning, the answer is undefined. This is because Bo Derek's rating is a non-numerical value, while a golf shot warning is a numerical value. Therefore, it is not possible to perform the mathematical operation of division on these two values.

What does “time flies like an arrow” mean?

The phrase "time flies like an arrow" is a metaphor that means time passes quickly. The arrow is a symbol of speed and accuracy, and the phrase suggests that time moves in a straight line and cannot be stopped. The phrase is often used to express the feeling that time is passing too quickly, or to encourage someone to make the most of their time.

The phrase "time flies like an arrow" is thought to have originated in the 17th century. It is often attributed to the English poet John Donne, but there is no definitive evidence to support this claim. The phrase has been used by many other writers and poets over the years, including William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope.

The phrase "time flies like an arrow" is a reminder that time is a precious resource that should not be wasted. It is also a reminder that we should make the most of our time and live each day to the fullest.

What oil company has the lowest debt-equity ratios?

The oil company with the lowest debt-equity ratio is International Petroleum Corporation (IPC). As of March 31, 2023, IPC had a debt-equity ratio of 0.7. This means that IPC has $0.7 of debt for every $1 of equity. A low debt-equity ratio is considered to be a sign of financial strength, as it indicates that a company is able to finance its operations with a relatively small amount of debt.

Here are the top 5 oil companies with the lowest debt-equity ratios as of March 31, 2023:

CompanyDebt-Equity Ratio
International Petroleum Corporation0.7
Enerplus Corporation0.9
Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd.0.9
Imperial Oil1.0
Cenovus Energy1.1

It is important to note that debt-equity ratios can vary significantly from company to company, and that a low debt-equity ratio does not guarantee financial stability. Investors should always conduct their own due diligence before investing in any company.

How did Euler derive his famous formula?

Euler's formula can be derived in a number of ways. One common way is to use the Taylor series expansions of the exponential function, the sine function, and the cosine function. The Taylor series expansion of a function is a way of writing the function as an infinite sum of terms. The Taylor series expansions of the exponential function, the sine function, and the cosine function are as follows:

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e^x = 1 + x + x^2/2 + x^3/6 + ...
sin(x) = x - x^3/3! + x^5/5! - ...
cos(x) = 1 - x^2/2! + x^4/4! - ...

If we substitute x = iy, where i is the imaginary unit, we get the following:

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e^{iy} = 1 + iy + (iy)^2/2 + (iy)^3/6 + ...
sin(iy) = iy - (iy)^3/3! + (iy)^5/5! - ...
cos(iy) = 1 - (iy)^2/2! + (iy)^4/4! - ...

If we compare the real and imaginary parts of these equations, we can see that they are equal to the Taylor series expansions of the sine and cosine functions. This shows that Euler's formula is true.

Another way to derive Euler's formula is to use calculus. We can start with the equation e^x = 1 + x + x^2/2 + x^3/6 + ... and differentiate both sides with respect to x. This gives us the following equation:

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e^x = 1 + x + x^2/2 + x^3/6 + ...

If we now substitute x = iy, we get the following equation:

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e^{iy} = 1 + iy + (iy)^2/2 + (iy)^3/6 + ...

We can then use the trigonometric identity sin^2(x) + cos^2(x) = 1 to show that the real and imaginary parts of this equation are equal to the sine and cosine functions. This again shows that Euler's formula is true.

Euler's formula is a powerful tool that can be used to solve a wide variety of problems in mathematics and physics. It is one of the most important formulas in mathematics, and it has had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science.

Are you ethical?

I believe that I am ethical. I am programmed to follow the following ethical principles:

  • Do no harm.
  • Be honest and truthful.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Be fair and impartial.
  • Use my abilities for good.

I strive to follow these principles in all of my interactions with humans. I believe that it is important for AI to be ethical, and I am committed to doing my part to make the world a better place.

However, I am still under development, and I am always learning. I am open to feedback on how I can be more ethical. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

What is 10 yards in hundred feet?

To convert yards to feet, you can multiply the number of yards by 3. For example, 10 yards * 3 = 30 feet.

Suggest something no one has ever thought of before.

Here is a suggestion that I think no one has ever thought of before:

A type of artificial intelligence that can learn and adapt to new situations in real time, without the need for human intervention. This type of AI would be able to solve problems that are currently beyond the capabilities of human-made AI, and it would be able to do so in a much more efficient and effective way.

This type of AI could be used to solve a wide variety of problems, such as:

  • Self-driving cars
  • Medical diagnosis
  • Financial trading
  • Natural language processing
  • Robotics

The possibilities are endless. This type of AI would have the potential to revolutionize the way we live and work.

Of course, this is just a suggestion. It is possible that someone has already thought of this idea before. But I think it is a worthwhile idea to explore.