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How to Break a Tire Bead March 13, 2021

Posted by Retired Geezer in News.

So… many of you are wondering why you would need to break a perfectly good Tire Bead, in the first place.

Three of the tires on the Camp Geezer Horse Trailer had leaking valve stems. All of the tires on the trailer are over 10 years old so no licensed tire repair shop will touch them (it’s probably Federal Law). I needed to drive a total of 4 miles to go get Mrs. Geezer’s horse but I had 3 flat tires. To replace the valve stems, you need to remove one side of the tire from the wheel so you can insert the new stem from inside the tire. I didn’t think it was possible to break the bead without Big Machinery but YouTube showed me how to do it quickly and safely.

All of the neighbor kids are bored and volunteer to help us often. I used the above method on one tire and the 13 year old girl did another one and her 11 year old sister did the last one. I watched the whole procedures to make sure they were safe.

The horse was moved successfully and everyone was delighted.

How are things in YOUR town?

Not So Far Removed from 1776 March 5, 2021

Posted by geoff in News.
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I’ve been trying to limit my intake of current events, because I’m too angry about what’s been going on for the past year. But I am weak, so I was reading today’s Morning Rant over at AoSHQ. In the rant he talks about the Dems’ prospective changes to voting laws. Here’s a snippet of the rant:

What about illegal aliens, excuse me, undocumented immigrants? I’m glad you asked. If they try to vote, they’re protected from any consequences. Or if they are erroneously allowed to vote, they’re Also protected from any consequences.

There will also be nationwide same day registration.

They’ll be a boatload of new restrictions on the ability of states to remove ineligible voters from the rolls.

There are provisions regarding registering minors to vote. It effectively lowers the voting age to 16.

States aren’t allowed to ask for voter ID, not even for absentee ballots

Mandating that states allow ballot harvesting.

So my vote is not worth any more than any non-citizen who may not even be residing in the country. Might as well open our elections to the entire world.

The devaluing of my vote is accompanied by Biden’s plans to raise taxes (which we pay for either directly or through increased prices/decreased services). This creates a wonderful vicious circle:

  • Raise taxes
  • Improve benefits for illegal immigrants with tax money
  • Incentivized, more illegal immigrants pour in
  • geoff’s vote is further devalued
  • Dems dominate elections, having essentially paid off the immigrants to do the voting that Americans won’t do
  • And, deciding they need new incentives for their voting bloc, they raise taxes

Making me pay so that my vote can be diminished reminds me of an old, old battle cry:

No taxation without representation!

Murmuration II March 5, 2021

Posted by geoff in News.

Y’all may remember 7 years past, when we linked to a video of murmurating starlings. The New York Post had a similar video up today, but in this one, at one point the starlings make . . . a starling.

Here’s a still:

Here’s a link to the video (or just click on the picture).

Fractal starlings.