Day By Day


  • WayneM

    On an unrelated note, I’m baaaack… and now happily married to my beloved Texan. Who knew us old dawgs could fall in love? Next step is retiring… and we’ll see from there…

    • Swansonic

      Congrats! Best of luck with retirement – hope you two get a great one going!

      • JTC

        Congrats and best wishes WayneM, hope you will become a permanent Texan yourself…they are under siege from Kali refugees many of which seem to want to bring that hellhole with them, so they can use all the Conservative Patriots they can get. Plus, I’m guessing your little Texas gal might not take to Canuckistanism too well, although the case can certainly be made that y’all need that kind of help there too. Either way, we all need more like you.

    • NotYetInACamp

      Wonderful for you both.

    • Pamela

      Old Dawgs need love and cuddles too. Many blessings.

      • WayneM

        Thank you, everyone.

        Despite decades of leftist indoctrination, many Canadians haven’t lost their minds and/or principles. I put part of this down to being neighbours with that Beacon of Liberty known as the USA.

        My new bride enjoys what she’s seen of Canuckistan.

        We’ve built a house in the Hill Country of Texas. I haven’t looked at citizenship yet as our informal plan is to be “snowbirds” and flee the heat of summer to the more temperate climes of Canada.

        • JJ cooper


  • Objects in hologram are smaller than they appear.

    The Kalifornia Klampdown continues. “Hate speech” against protected political classes like trans and antifa, guns and ammunition, energy supplies like gasoline and electricity. Now it’s time to control the communications of any possible uprising among the serfs:

    Cal Fire Moves to Dismantle Ham Radio System, Endangering Lives Amid Blackouts and Wildfires

    Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated into The Kalifornia Kollective.

    • NotYetInACamp

      For the better good. No repeater system. If you are in a valley or behind a hill, that is all you get. What you see is what you get.
      And if a wildfire (or Antifa California Guard) is rapidly headed your way, and they have turned off the electricity, you will submit or …

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

      “Can’t stop the signal, Mal”

    • eon

      Mostly, California’s state government is determined to eliminate all communications that they do not control- or which is not controlled by “friendly agents” such as Microsoft, Google, or some cellphone company.

      Just wait till Extra or Advanced hams go to hand-crank or bicycle generators and portable CW/SSB transceivers, plus 80b isotron antennaes. The State will have to hunt them down like the Nazis did Resistance operators in France, with “radiogoniomtery” RDF units and teams of “regulators” with automatic weapons.

      Mind you, the State in California no doubt has employees who could do it and would get off on it. Think, the kind who got sent home about the second week of Basic because of their “When do I get to kill somebody?” thing.

      clear ether


      • Fronk!

        OK eon… You’re scaring me!

    • Old Codger

      I read both the original article and the “update”. Sounds like ARRL is pulling a similar act to what AARP did re O’Bozo Care. IM(not so)HO eon is 100% spot on with his observation that

      California’s state government is determined to eliminate all communications that they do not control- or which is not controlled by “friendly agents” such as Microsoft, Google, or some cellphone company.

      I have kin in Kali who have been there for generations but I’ve only been there 3 times and that was 10 times too many! Way I look at it Kali is a preview of what the progs want for the rest of us. DAMN! If that ain’t a scary notion NOTHING is!

      • Pamela

        Old Codger… My people have lived here since 1845/1846. If they knew what was going to happen to the State, I’m sure some how there would have been “You’ve Got the be F…ing Kidding Me” Anti-Stupid Laws voted in.

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

      On a later note on this “Kalifornication bans amateur radio”, there’s always a way around everything.
      amateurs in the area may have to revert back to taking written messages and relaying the information. That’s how the ARRL was started, the Amateur Radio Relay League, back-in-the-days of spark gap, long antennas, and short distance transmissions.
      And today with all the additional and new modes of QRP, even QRPp communications (digital, WinLink, etc), what Kalifornication is doing is an inconvenience, but it’s not the end of the world.
      Hence, my earlier remark to all you browncoats, “Can’t stop the signal, Mal.”


      • “…it’s not the end of the world.”

        RADAR-seeking missiles are old tech now, hunting down radio signals is not hard for government. There will be drone swarms that can quickly triangulate transmissions. Forget Q-codes, you’ll need micro-bursts sent without warmup sending info encoded in images like QR-codes that are run through a mask which then yields the encrypted message. Enough layers that info is useless by the time they crack it. You up to that?

  • Kafiroon

    There has Got to be a better choice of subjects than Slick Willie!
    Now I have got take some Tums to settle my stomach after that.

  • Henry

    By pin, are we talking about that blue asterisk thingy? If not, I”m not following this…

    • GWB

      Purple, man. It’s PURPLE.

  • Mike-SMO

    Hams need 120 to make waves. It is 1849 all over again. Maybe their Teslas have a big DC/AC converter.

    No powerline ROW maintenance and the cheapest power distribution system that money could buy…. Enjoy!

    California has it easy. After an ice storm and frigid temperatures several years ago, I got to walk in fuel cans to keep the heaters in the pump house going to keep it all liquid when the local supply of electrons failed. California just has an inconvenience [unless you are on a respirator or oxygen pump.]

    • MasterDiver

      Spent 28 days without power during the big ice storm back in 1995. thank Ghu for the wood stove and oil lamps. Had a cord of firewood at the start, used about 2/3 of it by the time the juice came back on. Plenty of batteries for the radios and mini-TV. Land-line phone never went out, and used the Coleman stove and induction heat camp shower for hot (well, warm) water.

      Zar Belk!

      • Old Codger

        MD, what does “Zar Belk”mean? A link to where it is defined will suffice.

        • interventor

          Japanese anime Sieg Zeon! (Gundam) or Zar Belk! (Space Battleship Yamato 2199)

    • Mike, Solar Panels + Batteries + Inverter = 120

      • eon

        See Overload (1979) by Arthur Hailey;

        He predicted this situation, precisely. And laid the blame exactly where it belongs. with the “progressive” environmentalists and others who want Free Everything, No Nukes, BANANA, and a Return To Eden.

        No matter who they have to kill to get there.

        clear ether


        • MasterDiver

          Great book. Read it way back when i was at Minot AFB, ND.

          Zar Belk!

  • As to sending Ol’ Bill a pin, all ah kin say is, “Eewwwwww”, as for the late great state of California, as a bonifide “prune-Picker”, it makes my heart ache to see what my birth state has become, under degenerates like Newsom….I’m old enough to remember San Francisco before you needed a map to avoid feces…. (sigh) it was a lovely place, when Free People ran it…..

    • interventor

      I was posted to Ft. Ord before deploying to Nam. Remember better days in Cali and Frisco was a fun town for a young GI.

  • markm

    Mike: Mobile ham radios run on 12VDC from the car, or they carry a generator.

  • GWB

    What level did you have to contribute to DbD to get one of those pins, again?

  • Jim Smith

    I’m with Henry. What is this “pin” thing that Clinton took to the bathroom? Far as I know, a “pin” is a small straight piece of metal used in sewing and popping balloons. I don’t get it.

    • “Pin” like a broach, or a campaign or advertising button, that is pierced through fabric to attach using its own built-in pin. In this case the purple asterisks are scanners that transmit info for a receiver that makes a 3D hologram.

  • JTC

    Question is, who took the pin to the bathroom, Slick or Skye? Or both?


  • Pamela

    No amount of $$$$$$$$$$$ could induce me to go near any body part of Bill’s.
    Even in the virtual realm.

    • John M.

      Not even a good rendition of the song… If that’s typical of “Beta’s” abilities, I definitely don’t want him anywhere near “the Swamp!”

  • James F Gemind

    Not sure why Skye has two sets of eyebrows here…

    • Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman

      Eyelashes and eyebrows.


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