Thursday, October 29, 2015

Trigger Warning: Work

This is a political post. Those easily offended by insinuations of laziness or entitlements by a particular class, culture or political party should go visit or some such other site. Kthxbai.

Ok, where was I... Oh yeah.

Why is it that the Left/Progressives/Democrats only want to talk about 'work' in only a very limited form?
To wit:
Work- The Republicans and Democrats should work together to make progress on initiatives favored by the Left.
Work- The effort performed by (usually) conservative that generates wages that are taxed in order to pay for freebies, social welfare programs, Obamaphones, and undeserved Obamacare subsidies for  entitled Leftists.
Work- the effort expended by Left - leaning politicians to develop programs to wring more and more tax dollars out of productive citizens in order to give money,  goods, services, and health/education to Illegal Immigrants, chronically unemployed, and other societal parasites.

Tell an Entitled leech that he needs to put in 20 hours of Community Service work to qualify for SNAP and you'll hear the broken falsetto voice of Maynard G Krebs - "WORK!?  Forget that. My baby - momma gets plenty on the SNAP/WIC/nameoffavoritesocialprogramhere".

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Uncle Jay vs China - Steel Cage Match

Shanghai Eats ▪ Part the Fifth

It's not Sriracha, but it's not bad...

Fruity Sauce.

All For Me?

I get a three - across all to myself on the way home...


Shanghai - Sights

Pudong, as viewed from atop the Peninsula Hotel on the Bund.

Orient Pearl TV Tower in Pudong.

I love sponsor parties.

Guess who they are waiting for?

Shanghai sunrise.

Shanghai Peeps Redux

Our first breakfast (unlike Second Breakfast in the players lounge, or elevenses, also at the players lounge) was taken at the diner/cafe Element Fresh at the Portman. 

I enjoyed tormenting our regular waitress Alice, who has our standard (first) breakfast order memorized... Yogurt for CJ, American breakfast (eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast) for Austin and I.
Bacon crispy, not the regular pork tartare. We like burnt offerings for breakfast.


Perusing the rest of the menu there I find that there are inconsistencies in the offered items.

The Tuna Salad Sandwich has, of course, tuna salad on it. The chicken and Applewood - smoked bacon sandwich? Same-same. 
I would expect the orange juice to have the juice from oranges in it.

So, when I see a sandwich called the Truck Driver... does it not stand to reason that I would inquire what KIND of truck driver they are using on this sandwich? After all, there are several grades of truck driver out there, and I want US DOT prime Trucker, not some low-grade Sino Teamster-reject.

After all... I have the same expectations regarding girl scout cookies.

Shanghai Peeps

We borrowed the Black Shirts for an appearance by Studio 188 on the Heineken Stage

Shanghai Eats ▪ Part IV

Veggie. Jerky.


Shanghai Eats ▪ Part C


Shanghai Eats ▪ Part the Second

That label could put you off soda permanantly...

Shanghai Eats ▪ Part the First

I love Chinese grocery stores...

With all the allergies and diet restrictions I'm surprised this stuff even exists.

Monday, October 26, 2015

1 Week Later - Still Jet Lagged: 2:30 AM Thoughts

It's 2:30 in the morning.
I have a meeting at 9:00a and there is no possibility of sleep on the horizon...

And what am I thinking about in the dead of the night?

That the perfect crime has probably already been committed and no one will ever know about it.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Please Define 'Australian Gun Control'

From the headlines in my RSS reader:

Attention Ladies:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Stand By For Content

Winding down to a close here in Shanghai now. Doubles final is underway, with the Singles match at 4:30.

I have a boatload of pix to post... I'm burning up the VPN transfer limits.
When I get a free moment I'll start getting the posts together.


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Almost Finished...

An observation after nearly 2 weeks here in Shanghai....


Tuesday, October 06, 2015




Saturday, October 03, 2015

Hurricane Effects - El Faro

There is a container boat, the El Faro based here in Jacksonville that's gone missing on its route from Jax to Puerto Rico.
It was last heard from near Crooked Island in the Bahamas,  it's path taking it through the feeder bands of tropical storm (now hurricane) Joaquin...
33 crew are missing.

Just saw that the USCG found a life ring from the vessel 75 miles north of the last know position... not a good sign.

If you are on a first - name basis with a major deity,  please put in a good word for the captain & crew, would you?


Friday, October 02, 2015

Hypocrisy In Action

From Brad Thor's twitter feed