30NOV2019 – OCF Update

So we’ve survived Thanksgiving and have today and tomorrow to recover sufficiently to stagger back into work on Monday.  Bravo, congratulations!

Looking ahead, The British General Election is a week from Thursday (December 12th) and by all accounts Boris Johnson will get his majority and the Brexit that it’s based on.  Supposedly he has all the Tory candidates sworn to a blood oath to vote for Brexit when they are elected.  As always, wait for the outcome but there may be some very good news for the English people by Christmas.

My article  “Reclaiming the Family – Part 3 – Recruit Grandma and Grandpa” seems to have been well received when I posted it on Tuesday.  I take particular pleasure in this because, from my point of view, advocating for practical and constructive action is greatly preferable to just spouting anger and predicting gloom and doom.  Not that there isn’t plenty to be angry and worried about but if you’re not going to do anything about it then just dig a hole and jump in.  I’ll try to expand the series when I have something useful to add.

Like everyone else I’m waiting impatiently for Durham to show some progress on his investigation.  Your guess is as good as mine on this whole thing.  We’ll just have to wait.

On the 2020 election things seem to be moving in the right direction.  The House is stuck with their impeachment fiasco.  Even the MSM has sort of gotten bored and wandered away from their freak show.  I don’t want to get too positive but it’s starting to look like the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate field is barren.  Even if Mrs. Clinton or Mrs. Obama “surprises” us by joining the race I don’t think that it will move the needle much at all.

So between now and Christmas there may be several very interesting stories developing.  Once I recover fully from the several hundred thousand calories I ingested this week I’ll diligently report on and bloviate about what I think they mean.

And of course I’ll faithfully update my Star Trek series.  The schlock shall not dry up.

Stay tuned.

17NOV2019 – OCF Update

It’ll be busy at work this week because I’m taking the whole Thanksgiving week off.  But I’ll try to do my part to make OCF an interesting site for my loyal readers.

Of course there is the last installment of ShatnerKhan 1 and the weekly Star Trek episode mockery.

And I’m just dying for some info to come out on Horowitz’s report or John Durham’s investigations.  It might have to wait until Thanksgiving week but I can always hope for something sooner.

I believe we’ll have to wait for the British General election in December for the rest of the Brexit saga but maybe something interesting will surface sooner.

The Fat Man will bring his inimitable review style and cinematic acumen to bear on the recent release of Ford v Ferrari.

I will have something to say about the Sony FE 100 – 400mm f/4.5 – 5.6 GM OSS telephoto lens.  In fact currently all the Photo of the Day selections beginning with the bald eagle today were shot with this lens.  This includes the “macro” dragonfly shots which are actually enormous crops of a much larger image.

I’ll have a review of Sturgill Simpson’s two most recent albums but unfortunately for Country Music fans there’s nothing there to look forward to.

So stay tuned.

10NOV2019 – OCF Update

So I’m really enjoying the Star Trek reviews.  Making fun of Kirk and company feels good.  And it dovetails nicely with the ShatnerKhan posts.  Admittedly, there could be an allergic reaction to that much Shatner but it’s a risk I’m willing to take.

For fans of Larry Correia and his Tom Stranger audio books (voiced by the mighty Adam Baldwin) the latest installment is coming out.  This time all three episodes are packaged together (with a hefty $25 price tag).  They’re a silly treat I greatly enjoy.

The Pelosi/Schiff Comedy Show is rolling along as phoney as ever but the Media assures us it’s curtains for the President (again!).  I’ll assume that the only ones interested are MSNBC and CNN so I’ll be waiting instead for the Barr/Durham Show to raise curtain sometime soon.  That I’m very interested in.  Would be interesting if the two shows coordinate their schedules.  I’m guessing that trying to distract the public from Russiagate and its Deep State fallout is part of what the Pelosi/Schiff show is all about.

Bloomberg joining the Dem race is an interesting wrinkle.  This could upend Liarwatha and Creepy Joe both.  But somehow I don’t think he adds much to the field.  He’ll add to the suburban vote but leave the minority and millennial votes cold.

So it should be an interesting week.  Stay tuned.

 

02NOV2019 – OCF Update

First off, my apologies for the delay last night of the Photo of the Day and Quote of the Day.  Automated systems failed and I was unaware due to my preoccupation with a hastily convened ShatnerKhan!

That’s right November 1st 2019 will live in infamy as the Inaugural, the Premiere, the Initial, the First ShatnerKhan.  I will provide a detailed report but suffice it to say that the world will never be the same.

On non-Shatner related fronts, the political world is unfolding in all its hideousness.  I continue to marvel at how President Trump has broken the old paradigm so thoroughly that even those most heavily invested in it are starting to admit that he has won.  I’ll have some comments on this soon too.

Meanwhile winter has descended on New England.  I took a few last foliage photos yesterday but today I woke up to a killing frost that drained the color from the landscape.  The horror, the horror.

25OCT2019 – OCF Update

This has been a very interesting week.  Probably the biggest story is that the investigation into the origins of the Russiagate scam by William Barr’s hand picked man, U.S. Attorney John Durham, has expanded into a criminal investigation.  That means that hostile witnesses can be subpoenaed, grand juries can be empaneled and suspects can be indicted and tried for crimes.  I was starting to wonder if any action would be forthcoming but based on the panic on the Left I’m guessing this is the real thing.  Speculation is that James Clapper and John Brennan are the first targets but real information will have to wait for the names of the subpoenaed witnesses before the guesses are meaningful.

I’m finishing up another of Anspach and Cole’s Galaxy’s Edge books.  This one, Requiem for Medusa is not part of the main series.  It takes place before the Battle of Kublar which is the beginning of the main sequence of the series.  It involves an anciliary but memorable character, Tyrus Rechs whose origins tie him in with all the main threads of the saga.  At this point in his career Tyrus is a bounty hunter, a wanted man, working outside the legal system.  And the story is about vendetta for the murder of woman he loved.  Now this is a little removed from the mil-sf that makes up the heart of the Galaxy’s Edge novels but the bounty hunter’s revenge story is suffused with the machinations and action associated with a military mission.  When I finish it I’ll put up my review.

The Brexit battle is a story of betrayal by the traitorous Tories that joined the Remain movement and sold out their fellow Britons.  Whether Johnson finds a way to get the general election called anytime soon is difficult to say.  Up until now he’s been stymied in every direction by the conspirators in the Remain camp.  One of the stranger aspects of this situation is that Macron of France could theoretically block an extension of the exit date.  Because Macron is leftist scum, I highly doubt he would do anything as beneficial for our side but who knows.  We’ll have to stay tuned on this one.

I’m enjoying the Star Trek reviews so far and the next episode is “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” which in addition to having the usual Shatner bufoonery is actually a good sci-fi story.

So there’s a preview of some stuff coming up but I predict lots of additional political drama and leftist imbecility will be on tap next week.  Stay tuned.

 

19OCT2019 – OCF Update

Tomorrow I’ll go see “The Joker” with Camera Girl.  I know she’s not thrilled about going and I had my reservations about inflicting her with it but she volunteered so……  I’m sort of two minds on it myself but enough people said it’s not a left wing propaganda piece so I’m trying to keep an open mind.

I’m still finding my way into the Star Trek reviews, a work in progress for sure, but so far it’s been fun.

The next couple of weeks should be busy on the political side.  Brexit is on a 31OCT deadline so we’ll see if Parliament forces an extension on Boris and what that means for a general election.  Pelosi seems to be running a gaslighting operation that won’t turn into an actual impeachment investigation anytime soon.  Barr is scurrying around digging up info on Joseph Mifsud and the other Deep State conspirators.  Will anything surface from this soon or at all? Let’s hope but don’t hold your breath.

I just started reading “Requiem for Medusa (Tyrus Rechs: Contracts & Terminations) (Volume 1),” sort of a prequel in the Galaxy’s Edge universe.  As usual it’s highly entertaining and action packed.  I’ll have a full review once I finish it, which won’t take long.  The Galaxy Edge stuff is too good to put down.

My usual Monday morning post should be out there on time.  Many things to write on but still deciding.  We live in interesting times.  Stay tuned.

 

 

07OCT2019 – OCF Update

Wednesday the last Twilight Zone episode review will be posted.  I finished it last night.  One hundred fifty six posts, that’s quite a milestone!  As I’ve mentioned I’ll follow up with some full series analysis and commentary but before that I’m going to do some new stuff.  I’ll review the Star Trek Original Series pilot soon.  That should be fun.  In the weeks ahead, mocking Shatner, Nimoy and all the rest should be like a rejuvenating serum for me.  That should be fun.  I’ll have to come up with terminology to categorize the various acting devices that Shatner uses to ply his magical trade.  “O, brave new world that has such people in’t!”

And I want to do some more of the Heinlein Juveniles reviews and finally, Halloween is sneaking up and I have to do some classic horror posts.  I reviewed the Universal Classic Monster movies in the past.  I may repost  some of them or write some new stuff and link the old posts in.

It’s good to do some of the fun stuff.  As much as I want to cover all the gory details of the President Trump’s battle royale with the Deep State I need to think about fun, interesting things too.  Even trying to think of ways to flourish in this cock-eyed globalist fever dream is less depressing than contemplating the fact that James Comey, John Brennan, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden aren’t behind bars.

Fall has taken hold here in New England and if I get the chance I’ll try to get some foliage photos.  But I still have a lot of summer photos to upload so it will be a while before they show up on the site.  I do want to do some more photo gear reviews and I plan to rent the Sony A 9 II when it comes available.  Honestly I certainly don’t need it but I’m curious just how capable the “state of the art” moving object autofocus is.  Plus I still need to rent the Sony 200mm – 600mm lens.

I’m tempted to go see the Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie that’s out.  But it actually looks like an autobiography of one of those nuts who shoots up a movie theater showing the Joker, so I’m not sure I’ll enjoy it all that much.  We’ll see.

Stay tuned, plenty will be going on in the wide wonderful world to thrill and apall us.

 

 

 

11SEP2019 – OCF Update

Looking back eighteen years to that horrifying day it’s remarkable to think of how much courage and patriotism was squandered and how the enemies of this country both domestic and foreign have capitalized on the truly awful leadership that Bush and Obama provided.  I guess I should be grateful that we didn’t end up with the trifecta by way of Hillary but the bitterness of those wasted years is discouraging.

The lesson I’ll take away from all that is never assume the war is won.  It’s never over.  Complacency is fatal.  If you are not attacking the enemy then your are retreating.  Every institution that they’ve undermined and subverted is a battle that still needs to be fought, another hill to take.  Every RINO in Congress or running for President is a roadblock to rolling back the insanity that’s been imposed.  Make sure your leaders are actually on your side.  Check their bona fides.

President Trump and the Brexit movement in England and some of the other Nationalist leaders in Italy, Poland, Hungary and elsewhere give me hope that we still have time to scramble back from the edge of the abyss and straighten out the world we will leave our children and grandchildren.  I hope it’s not too late.

I’ll continue on some practical things I can think of for people to do in their own lives with their own loved ones to avoid the damage that our culture does to us, especially the young people.  I’ll add additional parts to the “Reclaiming the Family” series.  I think that is useful.

There are fifty days left until the Halloween deadline that Boris Johnson set for Brexit.  I am very excited to see if Boris can outmaneuver his foes and either let the date pass without any extension or force a General election.  I think between Farage and Johnson they can secure an actual working majority of real conservatives to pass the Brexit and any other British legislation that’s been held captive by the Tory globalists.  I hope he gets both those results.

Well, even though today broke eighty degrees New England summer is done.  The leaves are starting to drop and the butterflies and dragonflies are retreating.  Soon fall foliage will be going on and considering my red-green color blindness the results will definitely be hit or miss.  The NY Yankees look to win the AL East division and surprisingly it looks like the Boston Red Sox and their rabid fans will be missing the playoffs this year.  New York’s pitching is barely so-so but the hitting is phenomenal.  Which means they’ll probably be knocked out in the AL Championship game.  But Camera Girl is very excited to see them play and even I have dropped my perennial cynicism and have the boys of summer on several times.  Go Yanks!

And finally I have managed to hold onto my Biden prediction.  I’m ride’n with Biden.  I think Creepy Joe will be the nominee and President Trump’s punching bag.  Blood filled eye, advanced senile dementia or even occasional bouts of priapism should not stop Joe.  He’s a man on a mission.  And when he declares Spartacus or Fauxcahantas his running mate the signs in Revelations will be consummated.

Looks to be a busy fall.  Stay tuned.

04AUG2019 – OCF Update

Well, the madness continues without abatement.  Two mass shootings in two days.  I have a theory that when the political news is bad for the Left, as it’s been the last few weeks, it triggers the most unstable of the left-wing crazies to mass murder.  Of course it could just as easily be a random maniac but let’s see.  It’s hard to get reliable information on these mass murders but perhaps some unbiased journalist will see it as a worthwhile project.

Recently I put out a review of Starman Jones.  Rereading the old Heinlein juveniles is quite enjoyable and I’ve decided to reread and review the rest of them.  They are very well written and where they show their age it actually seems to be to their advantage.  Those were much happier and healthier times than the world we live in today.

 

02AUG2019 – OCF Update

It was a busy week for me and for the world.  Work’s a bear but nothing new there.  The Democrats have been incredibly busy shooting themselves in the foot and everywhere else.  And that gives me plenty to write about.  And we had a ton of visits from folks linking from WhatFinger News.  That’s a great thing.  Welcome to all you new folks.

And I survived to the weekend so I’ll be able to put some fun stuff up.  I just listened to Tyler Childers’ new country music album, Country Squire.  It’s got several songs I like a lot.  I’ll review it this weekend.  I’ve got some classic SF books I’ve been rereading that I think merit review.

And I’ve got some ideas for a post looking at how the various groups on the right wing agree and disagree and how I think they can mutually benefit from the present situation and going forward.

And as entertaining as the Democrat Debates were, I’ll have to say seeing the insanity on display was a little off-putting and depressing.  Even Bill Clinton could pass for normal.  These people are putting on display beliefs that really should qualify them for straitjackets.  We’re going to have to reclaim the psychiatric field from the lunatics at some point.  These people need to be off the streets.  Oh well.

Stay tuned.