"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." ~~Goethe

15 January 2021

Walking it back...



So, perhaps some of the prosecutors were overzealous in making comments regarding the intentions of the peaceful Conservative protestors at the US Capitol last week.  The Federal folks in charge of the overall investigations are saying there is no direct evidence of a plot to assassinate legislators.

Success is all about creating a believable narrative...

Ain't happenin'...


Anyway...  Keep your eye on the bobber ;)


Misinformation campaign...


My God.  How fucking stupid can people be?

There was no coup attempt, no attempt to overthrow the government.  Just stop!  Just fucking stop!

Who was standing by to be put into power if the coup were successful?  Trump?  LOL.  He has become a pariah.  Ineffective. 

There was no leadership, there was no plan.  There was no one standing by to step in and take control.  There was no one to lead the military post insurrection.  

And the folks from Jon Under the Bridge all the way to Man At The Top lose credibility every time  that lie is repeated.  It makes them sound stupid.  Please, use your heads. 

It was a bunch of people who let their emotions get the better of them and who took advantage of the opportunities presented to them when Capitol Police stood back and watched.  Honestly, with all the emotion and the stupid and the lack of self control, they were acting like a bunch of Liberals.  Breaking in and breaking things.  Except that they were less destructive and less hateful than Liberals.  (Again, last summer...)

And now...  "A court filing in the case of one of the accused Capitol rioters says “strong evidence” suggests that their intent was to capture and assassinate members of Congress."

You'll have to read the article.  They are saying that Headdress Man was planning to capture and kill members of Congress.  But they admit that they have no evidence of that.  Read the article.


This story is being carried all over the place. 


Here we are.  

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.


    Dear Madam

I am to acknolege the honor of your letter of Jan. 29. and of the papers you were so good as to send me. They were the latest I had seen or have yet seen. They left off too in a critical moment; just at the point where the Malcontents make their submission on condition of pardon, and before the answer of government was known. I hope they pardoned them. The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the Atmosphere. It is wonderful that no letter or paper tells us who is president of Congress, tho’ there are letters in Paris to the beginning of January. I suppose I shall hear when I come back from my journey, which will be eight months after he will have been chosen. And yet they complain of us for not giving them intelligence. Our Notables assembled to-day, and I hope before the departure of Mr. Cairnes I shall have heard something of their proceedings worth communicating to Mr. Adams. The most remarkeable effect of this convention as yet is the number of puns and bon mots it has generated. I think were they all collected it would make a more voluminous work than the Encyclopedie. This occasion, more than any thing I have seen, convinces me that this nation is incapable of any serious effort but under the word of command. The people at large view every object only as it may furnish puns and bon mots; and I pronounce that a good punster would disarm the whole nation were they ever so seriously disposed to revolt. Indeed, Madam, they are gone. When a measure so capable of doing good as the calling the Notables is treated with so much ridicule, we may conclude the nation desperate, and in charity pray that heaven may send them good kings.—The bridge at the place Louis XV. is begun. The hotel dieu is to be abandoned and new ones to be built. The old houses on the old bridges are in a course of demolition. This is all I know of Paris. We are about to lose the Count d’Aranda, who has desired and obtained his recall. Fernand Nunnez, before destined for London is to come here. The AbbĂ©s Arnoux and Chalut are well. The Dutchess Danville somewhat recovered from the loss of her daughter. Mrs. Barrett very homesick, and fancying herself otherwise sick. They will probably remove to Honfleur. This is all our news. I have only to add then that Mr. Cairnes has taken charge of 15. aunes of black lace for you at 9 livres the aune, purchased by Petit and therefore I hope better purchased than some things have been for you; and that I am with sincere esteem Dear Madam your affectionate humble servt.,


Peaceful thoughts on a Friday morning...


    Photo Credit: AlJazerra.com [Joshua Roberts/Reuters] 
(Notice the female in front: Coffee in left hand, rifle in right)


 Not gonna lie, this shit is beginning to make me nervous.  

The Democrats are definitely ramping up their anti-Right rhetoric.  Taking advantage of a crisis.  Who knows how far they will be allowed to go?  (They are in charge, or soon will be.  It can go as far as they want it to go.  No limits)  It's getting crazy.  

A couple of today's headlines were "Rioters at Capitol included ex-military, cops" and "FBI sees 'extensive' chatter about armed protests".  Adding to the theatrics are headlines like "Biden foregoing train trip to Washington over security fears" and "Scaramucci compares Trump to Timothy McVeigh", calling the President "The domestic terrorist of the 21st century".

Making people fearful of living in America...  Making Americans hate Americans who don't think and believe (and comply) exactly the way they do.  There is a Right Wing domestic terrorist on every street corner and behind every door.

I'm old.  I have the advantage of being retired and able to look at media as much as I desire (disadvantage?).  It isn't difficult to see the game being played out right now, the strategies to try to gain control of the masses.  Distance allows that.

Every single headline is designed and intended to inflame the Left against the Right.  I sometimes see headlines in the media these days and I ask myself what the fuck is the purpose of an article like that, written like that?  Well, to sell advertising for the sponsors of that media source.  And to increase anti-Right rhetoric to the point that people take it as truth.  "Tell a lie big enough, often enough, and people will believe it".

And we are helpless to stop it. 

Photos of hundreds of National Guardsmen in the Visitor Center at the Capitol, laying around, "resting between shifts".  Many of them are carrying weapons.  Part of a contingent of thousands of Army and Air National Guardsmen brought to DC to prevent (or control...) a Right Wing uprising.  (LOL.  Remember last summer?)  I wonder what they are thinking?  How will they respond when told to take up arms against their fellow citizens, citizens who are for the most part unarmed and simply exercising their right to assemble?  I believe that they will do as they are ordered to do.  History bears that out.  There is real potential for ugliness. 


"What did you do in the war, Mommy?"

"Well, Emily, I held the line against my fellow Americans in Washington DC"

And the headlines stating that the military has a problem with White Supremacist groups, hate groups?  I wonder how big the problem really is?  Seriously.  I was on active duty from mid 1972 until the fall of 1979.  I knew a couple of White Supremacists.  I knew a few "Black Power" advocates as well.  And there was plenty of racial ugliness to go around.  But it wasn't huge.  It didn't affect readiness.  I suspect that hasn't changed.  The demographic of the military represents the demographic of the United States.  Because it is made up of people from the United States.  Duh.


This shit is making me nervous because I believe that we are watching the Liberals and Progressives trying to take total control of America. Not just political control, total control.  They want to punish Donald Trump.  They want to punish Donald Trump's supporters.  They aren't even trying to hide that hateful rhetoric.  They don't care.  They are so confident that they have control of everything that they are unafraid to try anything.  Oh!  Who are Donald Trump's supporters?  Well, Trump's supporters are defined as anyone who doesn't rabidly support the Party and policies of the Left.  Mark my words on that.  And they are creating a system right now to assure that "Trump's supporters" are blamed for anything bad that happens.  We have never seen anything like this in America.  This is being done with the authority and approval of the incoming government. 

And the folks in power are scrutinizing your social media posts.  Your blog posts. Probably your emails and phone calls.  These are dangerous times, you know...  They have the power and ability to do it all.  They know what you read, they know where you go.  Ahhhhhh... the modern world ;)  You go to the grocery store or the pharmacy, the hardware store or the bank, and by the time you get out the door there is a receipt of your transaction waiting in your email system.  That receipt tells what you bought, how much you paid for it, and when.  Your ATM receipt tells how much you withdrew and what your balance is.  There are cameras on every corner, in every business, on red lights and stop signs.  The photo on your government issued "Real ID" is placed into a government databank and any time you visit any government building or office the government has the ability to know you were there.  It's all for your safety, kiddies...  To protect you from terrorists, or something.  

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

And..."No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."


And there is.of course, this... "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

And this... "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

And honestly, our friends on the Left are eating this shit up.  They feel like they are being given the go-ahead to hate with even more intensity than they already do.  Check out their posts on social media.  Tell me I'm wrong. 

Who will they come for first?


But...  Ahhhh well... 

Happy Friday.

Have a nice day.


14 January 2021

Oh, Toto... This ain't Kansas...


Do Kennedy's words still hold true...?

 “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

~~~John F. Kennedy 


Think about it...  "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

13 January 2021

An afterthought...

There is some concern among the Democrats in DC after last week's "confusion in the capitol" that some of the police officers and military members in this country may harbor Right wing thoughts and may be bold enough to participate in Right wing activities...  (Read: Can't be trusted to follow illegal or unconstitutional orders)

I'm betting on a purge.

Night of the Long Knives.  Operation Hummingbird.  'Ol Ernst isn't around to talk about it.

Ahhhh... that's probably a bit extreme, even for the not sees in DC...  ;)

I'm scared shitless...

Maybe it's just a rumor?


The show must go on...


 So AOC is proposing that the Republicans who voted against the Electoral College results in the US House should somehow be punished for doing so.  Any bill that they authored should be rejected outright, never shown the light of day.  Any bill that any Republican who voted to question the EC results co-sponsored should have their name removed before consideration by the House.  The stupid bitch really doesn't have a clue.  Any Congressman has the constitutional authority and responsibility to object to the results of the Electoral College if there are any questions regarding the honesty or integrity of the election results.  It has happened many times in the past, it will happen many times in the future.  It is how Democracy works.  She is too stupid to be a member of the US House.  This is how "not sees" behave.  Close your eyes for a moment... Imagine how stupid she is.  Now, imagine the people who elected her...

Jim Jordan, in his opening statement, pointed out that one of The Party newspapers said that "The Impeachment has begun" 19 minutes after trump was sworn in.

Pelosi mentioned impeachment on election night during an interview with a news reporter.  Rashida Tlaib famously (infamously?) plagiarized Pelosi's election night words when she publicly stated to the national media just moments after she was sworn in as a Congressman "We'll impeach the mother fucker".    

And so it goes.

" This whole thing could have been avoided if Donald Trump had only said two words. I concede." This came from a Democrat Representative during debate prior to voting on impeachment. Donald Trump didn't bow down and kiss Nancy Pelosi's feet. That woman is sick. She needs to be removed from office for the security of the Nation.

The goal of the Democrat Party is to totally marginalize anyone who does not follow them in lockstep groupthink and to remove them completely from the political process.  The Democrats are openly attempting to create "One Party Rule" in the United States of America, to totally eliminate 50% of Americans from the political process.  I'm not sure that statement can even be questioned.

Somehow, I have a feeling that this is not going to end well... Somehow I think that the Democrats are trying to find a way to justify the treasonous behavior that they have practiced against President Trump and all non-Leftists every day for the past 4 years. I don't think that they can cover up what they have done... I think they are going to hell with all of their followers in trail...

If you are not one of them you are a racist, sexist, misogynistic, homophobic, white supremacist,  Trumpanzee.  You don't deserve life.  Your White Privilege is coming to an end...

Anyway, last night's meatloaf was delicious.  I had leftover meatloaf for lunch today.  None left now.  Yummy.

I renewed my Utah carry permit online this morning.  Really easy.  Watch a 7 1/2 minute video, fill in a few blanks, fill in your debit card info, hit send.  I used the "passport acceptable" cell phone photo that I used for my Form 4 application and a cell phone photo of my Iowa permit..  Easy as pie.

Sitting here watching the birds and squirrels through the kitchen window.  Need to work on a couple of home improvement projects.



12 January 2021

The Party of Hate...

Madonna (Democrat): "Let's blow up the white house!"
Peter Fonda (Democrat): "Lock 10 year old Barren Trump in a cage with child molesters."
Johnny Depp (Democrat): "We need another John Wilks (sp) Booth!"
Tom Arnold (Democrat): "I fantasize about standing over Donald Trump Jr.'s dead body!"
Kathy Griffith (Democrat): Holds up a bloody, decapitated head of Donald Trump
Snoop Dog: (Democrat): Shoots a likeness of Trump in a music video, has Donald Trump in a body bag on his album cover
Joe Biden (Democratic President elect): "I'd like to take Trump behind a barn to beat him."
Corey Booker (Sitting Democratic Senator): "I dream of punching Trump in the face."
Maxine Waters (Sitting Democratic Congresswoman) "Harass Trump's staff and supporters in public and refuse to serve them."
Neil Young 

The list is nearly endless.  
I think that every Liberal "entertainer" in America has made hateful comments about Trump and the Right.  It's what they do...  They follow their leaders.  Not an original thought among them.  Reading from the Party's script on hate.
And a lot of these so called stars went out of their way to be seen with Trump, before they didn't.  Which just adds credence to the fact that there are so many hypocrites out there...

But according to the left wing media/DNC talking points, it's Trump with the hateful rhetoric... all in the name of TOLERANCE...
.... But they're all about peace and coming together, right?
And I realize that folks are entitled to their opinions.  I am thankful for that.  But when opinions are decided by the Party...?  Hmmm...  Appearances are everything.  Visuals are reality.  


Meet the new Boss...


What else needs to be said?  

The efforts to impeach President Trump and prevent him from ever running for office in the future are spooling up like the turbine in an overloaded Huey.  It is insanity.  A picture, a moving picture, of the fear the Left holds for anyone who may want to slow the Progressive freight train again...  And along with crushing President Trump, they want to stop all opposition to their plans.  To crush dissent, to crush questioning...  How long will it take for folks to figure that out?  How long will it take for folks to figure out that the Left is planning to change "life as we know it"?  They plan to turn America into a Progressive paradise...  What will we do about it?  ;)  

Today's headlines were "DC Riots were much more violent than previously believed".  

Bill Belichick turns down Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

Police say they have found 3 plots to overthrow the government.   

The media didn't report on the "violence" as it happened because... because? because?  They've waited a week... because? because? because?  Sorry folks.  Shit like this just undermines the credibility of the media.

Do you suppose there was any pressure from the Left to get Belichick to turn down the medal?

Why did Capitol Police only share this important information with House Democrats??  Shit like this undermines the credibility of the Capitol Police.

Yes, I'm feeling a little jaded this morning.  It'll all work out.  

Keep smiling!



11 January 2021

The only thing I'll ever ask of you...


...you've got to promise not to stop when I say "when"...

I've been a Foo Fighters fan for a long time.  If I could spend an afternoon and evening and into the early morning hours drinking and eating pub grub in a dive bar with a currently active band, it would be Foo.

There is so much going on out there today that it makes my head hurt.  

The folks on the Left have raised their voices and bullied anyone and everyone who didn't agree with them into submission. It started with Bush II.  They hated him.  

Then with obama.  If you disagreed with obama or anyone who supported him, you were a racist.  If you disagreed with, or even simply questioned the policies of the Left you were a homophobe.  Or a xenophobe.  Or any of a multitude of -phobes.  A lower form of life.  You were intolerant.  You were unable to empathize.  You were just stupid.  And the folks who were suffering the bullying of the Left basically did so in silence.  Because it was a waste of breath to try to defend yourself against their bullying.   

Fuck obama.  Feels good to say that.  Fuck obama.

Then Trump.  The election of President Trump, based on the promise of "draining the swamp", made Leftist heads explode.  The election of President Trump, the defeat of Hillary Clinton, put a stop to the Progressive freight train that the Left was riding.  And it scared the fuck out of politicians on both sides of the swamp.  Resistance, formal resistance to the Trump Presidency started on election night, 2016.  Nancy Pelosi mentioned impeachment that night when asked how the congress would deal with President Trump (if they couldn't control him).  There was a formal, concerted effort to prevent Trump from carrying out the duties of his office from the first day.  Investigation after investigation after investigation... You know the story.  Freshman Congressman Rashida Tlaib infamously stated just after she was sworn in as a congressman from Michigan that "we'll impeach the mother fucker".  

The Progressives spent 4 years trying to stop Trump.  They tried to disrupt the government of the United States.  To stop it in its tracks.  And the 50% of the American electorate who voted for him?  What those 50% wanted no longer mattered.  That was pretty fucked up.  And they are emboldened, having "won" the most recent election.  They are dangerous.

And for 4 years President Trump was tRump or Drumpf or dRump or any of a thousand derogatory terms.  And his supporters? Trumpsters, Trumpites, Trumpettes, Trumpetters, Trumpkins, Trumpanzees...

"Breathe out, so I can breathe you in..."

The Left doesn't care about the Right.  They live in a place that only exists in their minds.  And if you aren't with them you are against them.  And if you are against them, you will be dealt with severely.

For a while I had hoped that my Conservative friends wouldn't stoop to the depths that my Liberal friends have actively and purposefully stooped to these past 20 odd years.  I hoped they would be the mature ones, the adults in the room, and get back to creating an undivided America.  

Then Biden said "It's a time to put aside our differences and unite".

Fuck you, Joe Biden.

"Are you ready? Lets fucking go..."  ~~Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

09 January 2021

A little anthem...


It always amazed me to watch John Entwistle basically remain calm and just take care of his bass responsibilities while the mayhem of Townshend and Moon went on a few feet away.  Even Daltrey paled in comparison to Townshend and Moon...


08 January 2021

Model 70 Coyote...

 Winchester Model 70 Coyote.  They were manufactured between 2000 and 2006.  Caliber .223.  I'm guessing that this one was built toward the end of the run, based on the serial number.  I have several Remington 700 rifles in different calibers and configurations.  .223, .308, .300 WinMag.  Every one of those rifles ended up with a Timney trigger.  Easy to install, inexpensive upgrade.  The trigger on the Model 70 Coyote seems pretty good.  I have read enough about them that I made the decision not to grab a Timney right away to "upgrade", as it may not actually be an upgrade.  We shall see.

Anyway, Ernie had this in his shop in Marion, Iowa with a 4.5 - 14 Nikon Buckmasters scope on it for a price that I felt was pretty good.  The rifle is in excellent condition (actually looks new), used but not used up.  Well maintained.

So...  ;)  She's a heavy gal.  I like that.



Sorry, couldn't help it...


'ol Lyin' Joe Biden...  ;)  Creepy Uncle Joe.  Headdress Man looks uncomfortable, nervous, with 'ol Joe hangin' around like that...  ;)

Time to Heel...



Iowa Firearms Coalition video...

This video is about 16 minutes long.  It is a conversation between IFC President Michael Ware and IFC board member John McLaughlin from the Rally/Protest in DC Wednesday.  It pretty much matches most of what my former coworker said...  Mostly quiet, peaceful, harmless.  A few folks, who no one knew, were up to other things.  Like John says, he isn't a conspiracy theorist hothead trying to stir the pot...

I wasn't there and I have no idea who did what.  I know that an unarmed woman, a protestor, an Air Force Veteran, was shot through a "broken window in a door that offered limited visibility" by Capitol Police.  She was hit in the neck and died.  If you have seen any of the pictures from inside the Capitol you may have noticed that trigger discipline was sporadic by the officers with guns.  Lot's of booger hooks on bang switches.  

Also, I haven't heard about any armed protestors.  I'm not saying that there were none, just that I haven't heard about it.  There were no shootouts between protestors and police.  Only an unarmed peaceful protestor killed by police.  And her name is being drug through the mud to justify killing her. 

No leadership.  No plan.  No weapons.  No coup.  No attempted overthrow of the government.  A bunch of folks who got caught up  in the moment and let the situation take them away...  I don't know.  A narrative has already been created by the media.  The truth, whatever that is, will likely never see the light of day...  

A lot of the narrative about the protest that is being presented by the media doesn't pass the smell test.  And our friends on the Left are circling like sharks in bloody water.  They have a story, they don't need the truth.

Anyway, just a couple of thoughts with my morning coffee...  Have a nice day.


07 January 2021

Power to the People... Right on!

What I'm finding as I try to put the events of the past few days into perspective is that neither the Democrat Party nor the Republican Party follow the will of the People.  I have suspected this for quite some time but have never really been able to make my ideas stick in my own mind.  It's something we know, but can't quite define...  Know what I mean?  (Yes, I  know this obvious and has been for quite some time)  My example is simple... if you are an elected Democrat, you vote the way Party leadership tells you to vote.  Same if you are an elected Republican.  If you are a constituent you sit back and yell "Yay Team!!!"  If you look back over the past 16 or 20 years you'll see a lot of party-line voting.  It wasn't always that way.  People use to have pull. 

How do they get away with that?

Well, I think that they offer something that they hope people want enough that they will vote for the party making the offer.  But it isn't the People telling the government what they want, it's the government telling the People "Here is what the Party has to offer.  This is what you can have.  Vote for me and I'll set you free."

All they want is the vote.  The people are left deciding which product they want out of those being offered, because that's all there is.  Nothing more.  Ala Carte at a buffet with a limited menu.

And yesterday a few people said "enough".  Misguided and without leadership or a plan, they were doomed to fail....   Except a coup wasn't their desire.  Toppling the government wasn't their plan.  But they made a statement.  And are being ridiculed for it today.  Y'all know, you're watching it the same as I am...

When did people give up their power to the Parties?  How do the People get their rightful power back? 

I know this isn't a very well organized post.  Like I said, I'm trying to organize my own thoughts.  I'm seriously interested in other folks' thoughts.  Thoughtful conversation is good.  And empowering.  And enlightening.



Talking stoopid...

 Well, after all of the excitement in DC yesterday, I shut it off.  I had the feeling that so much of the information being shared was misinformation...  I baked chicken breasts and listened to music instead.

Looking at my fb feed this morning and all I can see is that the majority of my Liberal friends and relatives have been emboldened and filled with even more maniacal hatred than ever.  So much stupid talk. 

They will never understand.  They will never admit that their policies (and the policies they support) and their behavior had a large role to play in what went down in DC yesterday.

Healing the wounds is pretty much out of the question at t his point.  So many people whom I thought were intelligent and well balanced, aren't.  It is disappointing, to say the least.

I have a feeling that yesterday was just a beginning.  I'm not sure how I feel about that.  Grog said it best yesterday when he made the comment that "...this isn't going to end well". 

After a summer of Liberals cheering on lawless rioters around the country, rioters who were burning and stealing and destroying, those same Liberals are now feigning shock over yesterday's activities in DC.  That is fucking weird.


06 January 2021

Seriously, WTF did you think would happen...?


I have a friend, a young guy who use to work for me, who took his sons and went to DC to witness history.  (his photo up above)

I messaged him a couple hours ago:

Me: You doing OK?

JD: lol yeah. It was very festival like and I never felt in danger but we did leave about an hour ago

JD: We got a little gas our way but what day to be a Patriot

Me: The only thing that really surprises me is that my Liberal friends really seem to be surprised...        The blood is on their hands.  

JD: Weird... A guy did catch a pepper ball through the cheek a little ways from us

He said that almost everyone was very peaceful and respectful, that it was a very small number of people raising hell.  He said no one was even sure who the loud folks were because they hadn't come with any group that any of the other protestors knew of.  I wasn't there so I'm not going to speculate.  

One of my retired SF friends in NC said that there had been a bunch of chatter from Antifa for several days about "dressing as MAGA and infiltrating the demonstrators".  Again, I dunno...  

But anyway... WTF did you think would happen?  The anti Trump rhetoric began 5 minutes after the election was called in November of '16. There was talk of impeachment even that night.  And the Representative from Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, infamously stated moments after she had been sworn in thate "We'll impeach the mother fucker".  Every single day for the last 4 years the Left has attacked Trump and his supporters.  The terms Trumpettes, Trumpsters, Drumpsters, blah, blah, blah replaced "racist" as the negative descriptor of anyone someone on the Left disagreed with.  Their maturity levels were simply amazing.  And now they feign horror at the goings on in DC...  

The only thing that surprises me is that they seem surprised.

And they love cops now.

And they are talking of treason and sedition and all sorts of other big words that they don't understand.

The blood is on their hands.  Poor behavior has negative consequences. 

Anyway.  Peace.



Georgia on my mind...

I checked my fb and my news feeds this morning when I got up to see where the Senate runoff elections in Georgia ended up.  

Not sure that anyone is surprised that it appears the Democrats have won both seats.

What does this mean?  Well, I think it means that there are 50 Democrats (Bernie is an Independent in name only.  A person who, like so many Socialists, wants what the Party can offer without being obligated to do any of the heavy lifting.  He is, quite simply, a freeloader.) and 50 Republicans in the Senate now.  Chuckie Schumer will become the new Majority Leader and VP Harris will spend more time in the Senate casting tie breaking votes than she will spend as VP.  

Will the Democrats take advantage of the Power of 3 and force a Progressive agenda on the American people?  Possibly. They have become further Left with every election cycle.  Joe Biden is probably a moderate, but a totally ineffectual moderate.  Kamala Harris is as far Left as one can get.  There will be some infighting within the party between those who want to force the Progressive agenda on America one small bite at a time and the radicals like "The Squad" who want it all and who want it now. 

So, for the next 2 years anyway, the Democrats have all of the power and the Republicans are likely to be forced to sit back and watch.  Radical change?  Like when the original obamacare was rolled out?  Probably not.  Bring back the parts of  obamacare that have been taken away?  Likely, yes, only more expensive and with more government control.  Spending programs that will attract new Democrat voters in the future?  Absolutely.  National minimum wage increase, yes.  Will it be $15 an hour like the far Left want?  Probably, in legislated steps that will increase it over a couple of years.    Reparations?  We have been paying reparations since at least the time of LBJ.  But yeah, possibly.  Americans are woefully under-educated when it comes to American history and civics.  (Don't know much about math and science, either.)  

Gun control?  Yup.  That is going to be a biggie.  And it is so misguided, based on emotion rather than facts.  You have to ask yourself "why?".  And don't fall for that old "they aren't coming for your guns" bullshit.  They have all said that they are.  They have all made it clear that they want your guns, or they want to make gun ownership so difficult that people will give up.  Why?  

Packing the Supreme Court?  Maybe.  I don't think that decision will be up to 'ol Joe.  If the Party wants to add Justices, the Party will do so.  As it stands right now the makeup of the Court is Donald Trump's legacy, a legacy that will be felt for many, many years.  It wouldn't surprise me to see an attempt to expand the size of the Court to regain a Liberal/Progressive majority.  And my bet would be that there won't be much of an outcry from the citizens of America if and when it happens.  Because Americans are not very smart when it comes to understanding their government.  Apathy rules in this country, especially among Conservatives.  

Anyway, it's going to be an interesting couple of years.  I've been reading blogs for a lot of years.  Been writing here, sporadically, for a lot of years.  I have asked myself a thousand times "when will the reset come? When will folks stand up for their rights?".  

Sadly, I have come to the conclusion that there will be no "reset".  No Conservative reset, anyway.  The reset is taking place before our eyes.  The Left is taking over.  They are winning the hearts and minds of the masses by promising more programs, more "equality" (Financial equality.  No one cares about race or sex or gender.  Those are false narratives up at the Party level.  The key is to keep making people  believe that the folks who have worked hard, invested wisely, and taken all the risks involved in creating and operating a business are bad, selfish people who don't deserve the fruits of their labors.), more free stuff.  They are catering to the feelings of the lazy and the inept.  The folks on the Right have had many opportunities to stand up and force the opposition to stand down.  They have not taken advantage of those opportunities.  It would be a time of "no going back" and, regardless of the rhetoric, Conservative "would be revolutionaries" are comfortable with the lives that they have created for themselves.  Death by a thousand cuts, little by little.  Compliance.  No organization, no leadership.  Important things to have if you're gonna have a revolution... :)

I've heard it a hundred times.  So have you...  "Cross that line and I'll take action".  They boldly and immediately cross that line while laughing in our faces.  We move the line and say again... "cross that line..."

Anyway, I constantly hope that things get better, that everyone will wise up and realize that we are all in this together.  Then I think of how childish and immature our friends on the Left have been these past 20 years (with emphasis on the past 4.  Holy shit!) and I think, shit...     

Perhaps I am just in a "down" mood this morning?  Perhaps I'm wrong about everything?