Re Lowes Hdw and Klunky Troybilt Weedeater I Bought from the Jerks at Lowes, 89 S. Tunnel Rd. Asheville, NC

I made the mistake of buying one of these bastardized 4-stroke string trimmers from Lowes in Asheville. It is a pile of junk, take it from me, who rebuilds aircraft engines and believes in perfection and meticulous care of machinery. The cutting head got hot and seized the first time I used it because it had not been greased at the factory. It leaks all the oil out of the engine, no matter what position it is in and even when it is not in use. It leaks all its gasoline too. This is a weedeater from hell. I have about 2 hours on the POS. I’d like to ram it down the throat of Troybilt’s CEO, Lowes CEO, and the Lowes store manager on Tunnel Rd. in Asheville. Oh, yeah, and it will not run until it is warmed up and that takes 5+ minutes of running, dying, cranking, dying, running, dying, and re-cranking. I used to have a good opinion of Troybilt. Not any more. Now it’s associated in my mind with Rube Goldberg, junkyard trash, and the klunky rattletrap East German Trabant automobile. I have a friend with an accursed Troybilt rotor tiller. It leaks oil like a sieve and he can’t find parts for it, such as a crankshaft seal. Go to hell, Troybilt!


What’s happening nearby, neighbor, is that sadly several restaurants in Asheville serve foie gras, while NYC is in process of declaring this product of barbarity illegal. While the atrocity of torturing ducks and geese is committed to please the palates of the unconscionable, to be silent about it is to be an accessory to it. Use your search engine to learn just how cruel and evil production of foie gras is.


…unless you don’t mind getting cheated. I bought two steaks for mother’s day, a thick t-bone and a Porterhouse and marinated them in my favorite tenderizing marinade over night. The Porterhouse was so tender and delicious it would melt in your mouth, but the t-bone was tough as leather and not edible. Ingles would not make it good. The ugly obese manager at the 29 Tunnel Rd. store where I bought it said they would not refund for a bad steak if it had been “altered. Cooking it,” she said, “altered it.”

I asked her “How would you know a steak was too tough to eat unless you cooked it?”

“That’s our policy,” she said. So they would not make the steak good. The meat manager I talked to despises this woman.

I talked to a meat manager at another Ingles store, and he said every store had its own policy about bad steaks. His store, he said, would have either refunded my money or given me another steak.

In my mind Ingles’ name is now mud. Besides, I am sick and tired of all the scanner fraud. It’s not a good place to buy groceries any more. The other stores do it too, but not as frequently as Ingles does. BUYER BEWARE!

Tic Tac UFO “Dogfighting” with Cmdr. David Fravor

Tic Tac UFO “Dogfighting” with Cmdr. David Fravor

Fravor flying his US Navy Super Hornet off the coast of California:

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Engaged, Hell! Fravor’s Super Hornet Was Not Armed: No Rockets and No Guns!

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From the article with the dazzling photo of the tic-tac, in DECIDER:

Showtime’s ‘UFO’ Docuseries Includes a Dogfight Right Out of ‘Independence Day’
By Brett White
Aug 16, 2021 at 8:30am
UFO (2021) Official Trailer

Y’know how Independence Day is a fully preposterous and actively ridiculous excessive display of ’90s blockbuster extremes? It’s got everything: catch phrases, a UFO cult, Brent Spiner as a meat puppet, Judd Hirsch, apocalyptic property damage, patriotic speeches, an indestructible dog, a courageous stripper, President Floppy Hair, Randy Quaid’s most dignified performance, and—of course—Will Smith dragging an alien’s corpse across the desert, screaming, “I could’ve been at a barbecue!”

But there’s at least one major thing that the 1996 box office giant has in common with J. J. Abrams’ Showtime docuseries U.F.O.: an alien vs. jet dogfight.
Will Smith in Independence Day
Photo: Everett Collection

For real—as in for real for real. According to an article published in the New York Times and the eyewitness accounts of at least three different Naval officers who were present, a United States fighter jet was engaged in an aerial altercation with a literal unidentified flying object. As far as we know, everyone on the aircraft carrier was too shocked to make a “Welcome to Earth” joke.

This tale is told in the first half of U.F.O.’s second episode, and it’s a tale that still haunts Kevin Day, former chief of radar operation on the USS Princeton. Day speaks out about this incident, along with Princeton radar operator Gary Voorhis and, via a podcast appearance, former U.S. Navy pilot David Fravor. Their stories all line up, and it is wild.

And it should be noted up top that U.F.O. created footage of the dogfight based on the eyewitness accounts. The only real video footage can be seen in the video towards the bottom of this article.

The facts are this: in November 2004, while training 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, Day’s radar started to pick up a group of objects near Catalina Island. He noted that they were flying way too high and way too slow to, uh, be doing that. Anything moving like that would fall out of the sky, but this flock of unidentified dots were just cruising.
UFO – Tic Tac incident
Photo: Showtime

After watching this anomaly buzz around on radar for three days, Voorhis noticed that they were getting close enough to see via binoculars. What did he see? He saw a Tic Tac shaped thing on the horizon, zipping left to right and disappearing and reappearing.

The captain of the USS Princeton was done waiting around. He contacted two Navy pilots from the USS Nimitz to go check this object out—and one of them was David Fravor. What those pilots saw was, according to Fravor’s account, otherworldly. They saw a 40-foot long Tic Tac skimming the surface of the Pacific, darting in every direction. Fravor got too close.
UFO – Tic Tac incident
Photo: Showtime

The Tic Tac started skimming around his jet! It chased him, darted around in front of him, and caused him to shout back to the ship, “I’m engaged! I’m engaged!” And then, in a blip, it’s gone. When Day went to get the recordings of the incident, they were already gone. As Voorhis remembers, some mystery dudes in casual clothes came and took all the tapes and discs. The captain who ordered the alien encounter acted like he forgot about the whole thing. No one talked about it until that NY Times report and last year when the Pentagon declassified the videos.
[close quote] Thanks to our friends at DECIDER for letting us quote this passage from their article:

Engaged, Hell! Fravor’s Super Hornet Was Not Armed: No Rockets and No Guns!

——Click on AMP button at top of screen for a better image of the tic tac.—–

I’m Back with 2 Pfizer Shots in Me

And in another week I should be 95% immune to the virus, covid-19, at least the version before all the mutations. Now I need my glasses changed for better bifocals and an end to the asthma that has dogged me for years. I’m better. I’m getting there. Thanks to all my friends and family for the good wishes and staying in touch.

Juliana Hides Her Beady Eyes, But not Her Bony Little ****

Such as this:

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Yes, this is the go-to magistrate if you want something crooked done,  like keeping an assault and battery victim from getting protection in court after he got battered in his own yard by a thug named John “Cockroach” Kisiah.  Check out Juliana’s FB.  She says she lives in New York City, but she really lives in an Asheville slum.  She also holds herself out as a lawyer which she definitively, being illiterate at law, is not.

Since I posted some photos off her FB, she has removed most of the naughty photos.   After all, shouldn’t a Buncombe County magistrate project an image of someone who is honorable, respectable, and judicious, instead of the image of a trollop?

Check out her reputation at under the name “Juliana Bernadette Schmitt.”   Last time I saw it, it was in the pits.


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And here, after considerable dissipation as an Obama groupie, is what she looks like now:

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