"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

22 May 2021

Social Engineering...


 I suspect that 'ol Zuckie Boy has algorithms that look at your posts and determine if you are a "Liberal Fruitcake" or an "Enemy of the Left".  They look at words and combinations of words, then compare those words with your status as either a Fruitcake or as an Enemy and decide, based on that, whether your speech defies their "community standards".  Context is not a consideration.  Silencing dissent is the only consideration.  If you are a Fruitcake you can say whatever you want...

If you are found to be in violation of said "community standards" you will immediately receive an email from Zuck's team telling you that you have violated their standards and that what you have said constitutes hate speech.  You will then be given the opportunity to admit that your comment or post was hate speech and move on.  If it's your "first offense" you get a slap on the wrist and a warning.

The second time that you violate the rules you get a 24 hour ban.  If you can't control yourself and play by Zuck's rules after that, the next infraction will result in a 3 day ban.  That would be followed by a 7 day ban, a 30 day ban, possibly a second 30 day ban, then you are removed.  Due Process, ya know...  ;)

But, anyway...  because fb is a "town square forum" they can remove material that they find offensive (no requirement to define that...) in the interest of maintaining community standards.  And they can punish you for your violations.  Because, forum.  Now, if they were a publisher, editing content, it would be considered censorship and a violation of your free speech rights if they erased you.   I'm confused.

Anyway, it did my heart good to read today that people are tired of the BS and are leaving social media behind, hoping for a bit of privacy in their lives.  That bodes ill for Zuckie Boy.  He makes his money by selling advertising to people who then use Zuck's forum to try to entice you to buy their product.

If the people go away, the advertisers go away, and the fucktards at fb are forced to change the way they do business, or to go away themselves...

Fuck Zuck.


22 April 2021

I don't know...

 ...maybe we should just stop policing those places where the police aren't wanted.  You know, until they beg ask to have policing back.

Off track musings...

There is an incredible amount of data out there regarding police killing citizens.  About 1000 per year, on average.  About 40% of those folks are White.  About 20% are Black and nearly 20% are Hispanic.  Then the "Other" and "Unknown" make up the balance.


 

They aren't killed simply because a cop wants to kill somebody.  Well, not in most cases.

Anyway...  

On average, 100 (I think the number is actually about 50.  I'll look...) cops die on duty in the United States annually.  Half of those are at the hands of felons, the other half are "deaths while on duty", which could be a car accident, a slip and fall, a heart attack.  It may have something to do with the job and it may not.  It is simply death while on the clock.  And those numbers haven't changed a lot over the years.

Paranoia is a very common mental disorder.  It is very treatable.  ;)

We lost a State Trooper in a gun battle a couple of weeks ago.  Sergeant James Smith.  First Trooper to be killed at the hands of a felon in Iowa in something like 80 years. 

I have read that up to 80% of the folks killed by a cop are unarmed at the time of their death.  That doesn't mean that they weren't being a threat...  it simply means that they didn't have a "weapon" in their possession when they were killed.

Disclaimer: I spent some time as an MP while stationed at Fort Hood, Texas in 1975 and 1976.  I hated almost every minute of it.  I came to understand a lot of things about people in that year and a half.  Another story for another time. 

I'm not against cops.  I'm against bad cops.  And in my experience people are far too willing to look the other way and give bad cops a pass.  But that isn't what this is about.  It's just the way my mind works.  One thought leads to another then pretty soon you have mush...  

Anyway, I think we need to start being honest with ourselves as a nation.  We talk about cops killing Blacks.  If you listen to the media and the voices on the street, the only people being killed by cops are Blacks, and the only reason they are being killed is simply because they are Black.  Bullshit.

We have cultural issues in this country, lol.  Non-assimilation issues.  (That is kind of an attempt at humor.  Not funny, I guess...)

And lets be honest about gun violence.  Lets talk about what the numbers really mean, as a country, when broken down as far as they can be.  #1 is suicides.  (If a firearm wasn't available for the suicide the #2 choice would be poison {pills} and the #3 choice would be asphyxiation {a rope}).  Suicide is a choice.  A bad choice, but a choice just the same.  And the #1 contributor to "gun violence".  A misnomer, in my opinion.  Suicide should be a class of it's own, regardless of method.  I do realize that that fails to support the agenda of the Left...

Gang violence is #2.  Funny how no one wants to talk about that.

Justified Homicide (self defense), domestic violence, and accidents...

I doubt we will ever have that conversation.  And I doubt having that conversation would change many minds.  Because, talking points.  

But I think I'm getting off track.  Just rambling...  I've been installing new windows at my house.  Tons of fun.  LOL.  Time to get back to work!

Stay safe.

Peace.

 


08 April 2021

If they don't like what you say, they simply remove it...

 It's their platform, I guess.  Still...

Read the article at the link below.

https://www.aier.org/article/youtube-censors-florida-governor-desantis-and-his-science-advisors/ 

...and a lot of people are OK with the censorship that is occurring at YouTube and on every social media platform.  In fact, they want more of the words that they don't like to be removed.  Hint: it isn't the voices of the Left that are being silenced.

Stay safe...

Dr. Carson...


 

Thank you, Dear Adrienne... 

Peace

04 April 2021

On the third day...

  

 

He

is

  Risen! 

 

 

Happy Easter.

Peace

02 April 2021

They know not what they do...

 

...6 hours later, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, after unimaginable suffering, Jesus let out a sigh with his very last words...

"It is finished"

"Father,  into Your hands I commit My spirit"

Peace

31 March 2021

It means what it says...

 

I hear the terms "reasonable" and "common sense" thrown around a lot by people who want to create laws, rules, and regulations that infringe upon our Second Amendment rights.  

I hear it so often that I had to go look it up.  Again. 

Nowhere in our Constitution or the BOR, nor in any original writings, do I see where our Founders used the terms "reasonable" or "common sense" in regards to anything.

Why do you suppose that is?

Well, 2 main reasons, would be my guess...

First, I suspect that words like "reasonable" and "common sense" were left out of the Constitution and other such documents because the terms are subjective.  The Constitution, BOR, Declaration of Independence, etc, are not subjective documents and were not created to be interpreted as such.

Second, I suspect that the Authors would never have considered using such terms as "reasonable" and "common sense"  when writing the road map to our future because they believed in their hearts that it was perfectly obvious that the future they were creating was based on reason and common sense.  They were simply recognizing the will of the Creator and the great potential for shenanigans by people empowered to govern.  (I can't help wondering if they ever considered that so many of those being governed could be so stupid?)

"It means what it says and it says what it means."  ~~~Justice Antonin Scalia

I suppose that the courts will spend the next several years interpreting the "meaning" and the "definition" of the term infringe...  Once they figure out what the founders meant, they will define the term to mean what they want it to mean.  ;)

And just for fun...

Some thoughts about Justice Scalia

Stay safe.

Peace


29 March 2021

Decisions...

 


I saw this on the fb today.  From a fella I know who is becoming more aware by the day of the political climate in this country.

Still...

Has it come to this?  Is it coming to this?

A lot to ponder.

Me?  I'm enjoying watching the birds and the squirrels and all of the other critters in my back yard.

Stay safe.

Peace

28 March 2021

No one is coming to save you...

 A friend shared this article.  A lot of interesting opinions, perspectives, thoughts.  Take what you will, leave the rest...



 

America is at a crossroads. We are facing the greatest threat to liberty the Republic has yet encountered—a ruling elite backed by the primary institutions of power in America: the media, academia, the permanent bureaucracy, and the defense-intelligence complex. These institutions are fully committed to a top-down rebellion of the elites determined to protect the wealth and power of the establishment. No enemy is as dangerous as the enemy within—and this enemy now controls the reins of national power in America.

We have a choice: submit or fight.

At this point, it is unproductive to rehash the litany of self-sabotage inflicted upon America over the past four years. And equally unproductive is casting the new regime and its nomenklatura as some type of Gollum that distracts us from what we need to do to survive. For traditional Americans inundated with a continuous stream of who-did-what-to-whom, outrage and hypocrisy now fall on deaf ears. The time to cry about the past is over. The solution to our predicament lies in what we do from here forward.

Read the complete article here...

IMHO... if you don't see it, if you don't understand it, if you haven't prepared for it, well... it is what it is, I guess.

Peace.

10 March 2021

Not privy to secret intel...

    Matt Slocum/AP
 

 

Well, I'm not privy to any secret intel floating back and forth between radical Right wing terrorist groups who want to attack the folks inside the US Capitol.

So much of what we hear defies reason.  It is almost impossible for me to believe that there is any true organized effort taking place to overthrow our government.

Yet, the Democrats in DC are keeping that false narrative alive.  

The folks in charge are asking for a permanent National Guard presence in DC to protect them.  Protect them from who?  From us.  Or so the story goes.  Seriously.  It seems to me that any logical person, any person who can think for himself outside the confines of the "Political Party Box", will see this for what it is.  

The Democrats are in charge.  And they are not going to let a "crisis go to waste".

And they control the House of Representatives.  And the Senate.  And the White House.

HR 8 and HR 1446 are real.  They will be debated on the floor of the house this week.  They have over 200 cosponsors.  Have you contacted your Representatives about these bills?  Have you told them "NO"?

Anyway...  The Democrats are in control.   Once they take your rights they become almost impossible to get back.  Better to stop them now than to try to change laws later.  Call them.  Email them.  Please.

https://youtu.be/R0eIKoDnFu4

Have a great day.

Stay safe.

05 March 2021

RPR...

I almost forgot...

My middle son was off work for a couple of weeks due to the incredibly cold weather so we spent some time together.  Went over by Sioux City one day and he bought a cabover Pete.  Had lunch in Cherokee at a bar and grill called the Gasthaus.  Amazing.

Another morning he messaged me and asked if I wanted to go to lunch at High Life.  He had woken me with his message and my brain said "High Life? In Des Moines?"  So I asked him, in Des Moines?  He said yeah.  Fuck, why not.  It's only two hours.  So we went to Des Moines for lunch.  Stopped at the gun shop on the way out of town.  I ended up with this.  Expensive lunch.

I drank enough beer and whiskey and gin in those two weeks to float a small battleship.  Then my Army buddy came down from Minnesota for the weekend.  Then my son and I went for lunch at Boyd's in Fairbank.  A true dive bar.  The best.  I had Pepsi.  My boy looked at me and asked if I was alright.  I said yeah, no more alcohol for a bit.  What did he do?  Called my Army buddy in Minnesota and told him that I was worn out.

Anyway... 

 






Still an occupied zone...

 


https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/national/capitol-riots/capitol-fencing-comes-down-other-barriers-still-up/65-b346d31a-40fe-4775-9acf-af9b46d1ba6f

The fencing around our Capitol remains.  Washington DC is still an occupied zone.  Occupied at the request of our elected representatives.  To protect themselves from us.  Or something. 

Every week there are articles claiming that the Capitol Police, or some other agency, has received intelligence indicating that some Conservative group plans to attack members of government or government property or... .  

Of course it isn't happening, no attacks are taking place.  But the government is keeping their soft brained followers in a state of anguish, making them believe that an attack is imminent.  And the attacks won't come.  But the news will continue to carry the stories about the credible threats to our elected officials made by the radicalized military arm of the Conservative Party.  Or something. 

But it isn't.  It's optics.  It's fear mongering.  It is propaganda.  Herr Goebbels would be impressed.

And the soft brained followers of Liberalism will continue to believe.

I had a conversation with a friend this morning about Seuss, Potato Head, the Coca-Cola polar bear, etc.  He is a true believer.  He said "cancel culture" does not exist. I asked him where #metoo went?  Still there, he said.  I asked if he was sure.  He said yes.  I told him I had not heard one peep out of #metoo since they sold their souls to the Devil to make sure that Creepy Uncle Joe, a fella who is antithetical to everything they stand for, was the Democrat nominee...  He looked at me like... Seriously?  I said yeah, you fuckers are a bunch of hypocrites.  I told him that there wasn't a person among them who wouldn't walk over their dying mother to fuck their syphilitic sister. 

But anyway...  They live in a world where ethics and morality are situational.  Where truth is fluid, depending on the needs of the day.  Where the ends justify the means and where having a conscience is frowned upon... 

But I do think that a lot of folks from all sides, who are not Progressives, are starting to question all of the "cancellations"...  :)

And Biden is coming after your guns.  I don't think I need to post any links to prove that.  

I hope that you are all writing those letters and making those phone calls to your elected officials letting them know that you are opposed to any and all gun control.  As screwed up as the NRA has been at times, they seem to have a couple of decent communication campaigns going right now.   You can easily get involved using their pre-written letters to your representatives.  All you have to do is fill in a little info, and click.  Same with GOA.  

Support your local advocacy groups.  1000 voices carry more weight than one.  Here in Iowa we have the Iowa Firearms Coalition.  Great bunch of folks.  Hard workers.  Looks like Iowa may get a Constitutional Amendment to our State Constitution protecting our gun rights.  We are one of 6 states that do not have an amendment protecting our gun rights.  Also looks like we may get Constitutional carry this year.  Thanks in large part to IFC and a few very active members.  Because, honestly, gun owners are the worst people to get to advocate for themselves, to write those letters and make those calls.  We tend to sit back and say that they can't come for our guns, and if they do, by God, "it ain't happening!"  Molon Labe, mother fucker!...  You know the drill.  

Truth is, when someone from some agency shows up at your door with guns to take your guns, 99.99999999% will comply.  Without a whimper.  Because the alternative is to die in a hail of bullets from folks with "the law on their side".   For nothing.  Who knows what the newspapers will say about it?  Make up something outlandish and go with that...  LOL.

Anyway.  

I think about a lot of things.  There are a lot of things that I want to say.  There are a lot of things that need to be said.  Personally, I'm exhausted.  I want to take a nap.  :)

Stay safe.

Peace. 


16 February 2021

The things that make a President great...

 Being nice on social media...

Kinda funny.  The meme was titled "Future Biden"

Stay safe.

Peace.

A plan for the future...


 

Well... 

An interesting video.  8 minutes, maybe. Sent by a friend in NC. 

Of course it could never happen here.  ;)

Stay safe.

Peace.

08 February 2021

Promoting a narrative...

 Cedar Waxwing visiting my back yard yesterday...

 

The words quoted below are not my words, rather words from a friend.  He sees a lot of things in a way similar to the way I see them.  Whitey is beating Whitey to death in an attempt to atone for his sins, both real and imaginary.  Or something.  And it isn't healthy.  It isn't healthy for Whitey, or Whitey's friends, family, neighbors, or countrymen.  It isn't healthy for anyone and will likely only end badly.  Because most of it isn't real.  It is popular for whites in America today to hate themselves, to hate their ancestors, and to hate everything that is white or created by whites.  White bad.  Bad, bad, bad...  And, like my friend Matt said, this narrative is being created and promoted by whites (and others) on the Left.  Not sure they are "elites", just not very smart...  But they have a goal in mind and, unlike most Non-Leftists, they are somewhat organized and unified.  And Whitey on the Left is certainly repeating it.  LOL.  In your fucking face! 

This self flagellation will eventually lead to hemorrhaging and then bleeding out.  Which is what the whites who hate themselves and are leading this movement want.  Well, I suspect that they want all the whites other than themselves to see the light and submit.

Fuck you, Lefties.  Grow up and learn to get along.

Anyway, from my friend, Matt... 

"Isn't it crazy how so many liberal privileged whites have embraced this myth of systemic racism and believe that all conservative whites are racist fascists?  The main stream media has created this division by their hatred of Trump and relentless propaganda campaign. When will the MSM be held responsible for this crime against humanity? Their irresponsible rhetoric is destroying our country and the democrats are using it to apply their socialist agenda.  The elites do not care what havoc they bring to line their pockets. Our enemies are diligently working to enhance our division through misinformation and interference in our corporations, governments and institutions and at our weakest moment will strike. Wake up America, unite and save what is left of the land of the free!"

~~~~~~~~~~~

I personally believe that the "land of the free" is just a memory for some of us oldsters, and an idea that our (great) grandchildren may read about in history books someday.  I dunno, maybe there is still a spark.  And enough folks who will thirst for Liberty...  I guess that freedom is simply an idea if you haven't actually experienced it, or something like it.  In this society, freedom is whatever the loudest voices tell you it is...

I also believe that racism is real in America and in the world.  But I don't believe that beating one race down at the expense of the others is the answer.  We've tried that, right?  It doesn't work.  :)

And it seems that the Left feels that making whitey believe all whites are bad, and have been bad forever, is part of the agenda to gain control...   Whitey is the Devil, Whitey is evil... If you first control the mind, and everything else will follow...

Like Rodney King said after being beat almost to death by LAPD officers following a high speed chase for drunken driving (right?)... "Can't we all just get along?" 

Further, we have been a "socialist" society for a long time.  That isn't what the Left is promoting...  

Anyway...

We all need to see and understand the narrative that Matt recognizes is being promoted by the Left and we need to deal with it.  The sooner the better.   It is a dangerous narrative that is already leading to dangerous actions.

Stay safe.  Biden is fucking crazy.  I think that most of the rest of his party is crazy as well...  ;)

Peace


31 January 2021

How did I miss this...?


 

 

 

117th CONGRESS
1st Session


H. R. 127

To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 4, 2021

Ms. Jackson Lee introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act”.

SEC. 2. Licensing of firearm and ammunition possession; registration of firearms.

Read it all here. 

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

How did I miss this?  Introduced by Ms. Jackson Lee on the 4th of January.  2 days before the Troubles in DC...

I actually saw comments about "HR 127" on a friend's fb post this morning.  Someone commented to him that "...the people will revolt".  That had my attention.  I really hope it goes nowhere because, quite simply, the psychopaths now control both houses of the congress and the White House.   They Powers That Be still have 7,500 National Guard troopers standing by in DC.  To protect them.  And, IMHO, if it did become law, Americans would comply.  Because that's what we do.  Regardless, it is obvious that gun control efforts are on the horizon.  They won't let up.

Promises made, ya know...  Masters to keep happy.

Anyway, take a few minutes and read the whole thing.  It is interesting.  Remember, it is your family, your friends, and your neighbors who get behind legislation like this.  They take the time to write the letters and to make the calls and to knock on the doors.  And as politically naive as they are, they go to the polls and vote.  It is why we are where we are,  I'm sure they're cheering Jackson Lee as some kind of hero, in certain quarters.

Mandatory registration, taxes, liability insurance, mental health examinations...  These things would affect you, if they were to become law.  

Please read the bill.

This shit is real.  

It's the first step in satisfying the biggest wet dream of those on the Left.

Write the letters, make the calls.  If you don't, who will?  Don't let up.  The Grabbers won't...

Find your Senator: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact 

Find your Congress Critter:  https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative 

It wouldn't hurt to find your State Representatives and contact them as well.  Establish a relationship with them.  Correspond regularly.  Know what's going on.   Educate yourself.

Be polite, but firm...

Stay safe.

28 January 2021

The future is now...

 

Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

I'm guessing that this isn't far from the truth.  Who knows?  If you have been paying attention to the fallout from the January 6th demonstrations (insurrection? uprising? coup attempt?) in Washington D.C., you are aware that the definition of words has changed, that the Progressive media, at the behest of Progressive politicians, is streaming a new and dangerous narrative to America in the hope that  Progressive listeners will be on board with the complete crushing of political opposition.  Never let a crisis go to waste.

Do you think I'm kidding?

I don't think it's an overstatement to say that these are dangerous times.  The Progressive Left wants to change everything about America.  They hate this racist, sexist, xenophobic, white supremacist nation.  They want it destroyed and replaced with something of their choosing, something that they control completely

Do you think I'm kidding?

If they are allowed to implement their agenda the way they want to, this country that we live in will be America in name only.  

Do you think I'm kidding?

There is an all out war against Conservative America going on right now.  It has been going on, unopposed, for years.  The Right is, right now, very late to the game.

Not kidding.

Have a nice day.  

Stay safe.

Peace

27 January 2021

You've been put on notice...

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

~~George Orwell, 1984

 

If you aren't with the Left, you are against them.  If you support Right wing values, if you question the current narrative from the Left regarding elections and the definitions of insurrection, coup attempt, attempt to overthrow the government currently being paraded by the Left, if you support Right Wing causes on social media by commenting on or reacting in a positive manner to people supporting Conservative causes, you are now a Domestic Terrorist with a political agenda.

I don't think that's an overreaction.

If you are a former Navy Seal whose duties included intelligence gathering with/for the CIA, taking part in disinformation and misinformation programs directed at influencing people and outcomes, being trained to recognize misinformation and disinformation campaigns and being respected for your abilities in doing so, and you harbor Right wing tendencies and you support Right wing policies and you act out and speak out on your beliefs, you are a Domestic Terrorist, a Right Wing Terrorist...

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/us/navy-seal-adam-newbold-capitol.html?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

And all of this is new, this political agenda business.  None of the riots or demonstrations, none of the lives lost or bottles and rocks thrown last summer were in support of a political agenda.  Or something.

In a June 2020 interview, U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said of the nationwide anti-police brutality protests: “Everyone beware. They're not gonna stop before election day in November, and they're not gonna stop after election day ... They’re not gonna let up, and they should not.”  (@snopes)

When does a demonstration become a riot?  Were the actions of the Conservatives in DC on January 6th a riot?  An armed uprising?  A coup attempt?  An attempt to overthrow the government?  IMHO, no...  It was an otherwise peaceful demonstration until the Capitol Police stood back and allowed demonstrators unfettered access to the hallways of Congress.  Those demonstrators took advantage of the situation that was presented to them.  No more, no less.  Were they dumb? Yeah, maybe.  Did they misbehave?  Again, yeah.  Were they violent rioters trying to overthrow the government?  LOL.  No.  

The only gunfire that resulted in injury (death) was when an armed Capitol Police officer fired his service weapon through a small opening in a broken (frosted) window at a face on the other side.  He was not threatened, he had no reason to fear for his life, he didn't know his target, he fired anyway and a life was lost... He was grossly negligent.  He needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as does the demonstrator who killed a Capitol Police officer with a fire extinguisher.  

Those in power today seriously believe that all Americans are stupid.   That much is obvious.  It appears that the folks on the Right are not going to be silent any longer.

I don't know what to say anymore, I don't know what to think.  Like Bonnie Tyler said... "we're livin' in a powder keg and givin' off sparks..."  

Anyway... be careful.  Stay safe.  It isn't paranoia if you think you are being watched when you are... ;)

Peace


 

26 January 2021

Unity or Conformity? You tell me...

 


You must conform...

Stay safe