"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

31 December 2021

I hope...

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I hope that everyone has a great new year.

I put up a tree this year.  First time since my Judy died.  It was time.  (This is the 5th Christmas she's been gone)  Small tree.  The oldest decorations we have, including the ones she made from a kit for Christmas of 1973, our first together...

Judy's bench and Debi's tree. 
Nice spot on the small lake near where Judy grew up. 

Judy's bench

Debi's tree.  Debi was my SIL, my younger brother's wife.

Christmas 1973, our first together 

Judy's homemade ornaments. 
Paper images glued to die-cut hardwood cutouts and decoupaged.
She bought them as a kit at a small shop in Bad Nauheim, West Germany 

This year's tree

I have 3 more days to serve in my latest trip to Facebook jail.  They have no sense of humor.  And it's incredibly obvious that they watch what you like and then label you by political ideology.  And when it comes time to drop the boom, it's likely gonna be on someone who leans Right.  Stupid fuckers.  But it can be fun...  ;)

The Maxwell trial has to be the first of its type in the history of the world.  The protege' of the pimp is prosecuted while the Johns are ignored.  I suspect that Epstein's records contain the names of many rich and powerful people.  Possibly people currently in powerful enough positions that governments could be brought to their knees.  

I doubt we'll ever know. 

It had to be a difficult decision to prosecute Ghislaine Maxwell.  She had the potential to bring to light individual behaviors that would destroy the rich and powerful men and women who partook of Epstein's favors.

On the one hand you had 4 women who claimed that they were abused and forced into underage sex at the hand of Jeffrey Epstein.  But Epstein is dead, so...


The abused want justice.  They deserve justice.

But to make Maxwell the sole focus of that justice?

This whole sordid mess fails the smell test, in my opinion.  What do you think?  And yes, I know the media floats photos of Epstein with Trump.  I don't doubt that they were friends.  I don't doubt Epstein and Clinton were friends.  LOL.  I read this morning that less than one third of Americans trust the media.  Weird, yes?  And the media makes no attempt to regain the trust of Americans.  Why?  Because trust isn't that important when your main focus is entertainment.  

That isn't Air Force One... 

The price of natural gas has nearly doubled since last heating season.  Why is that?  Short supply?  Why is that?  People aren't asking questions... ;)

I know some of y'all are Glock haters (shaking my head) but, have you tried to buy Glock parts lately?  Recoil springs?  Extended slide releases?  Extended slide stops?  Triggers?  LOL.  

Not happening.  

It seems that there may be a few guys out there who are buying up existing supplies when they become available, then selling them at much higher prices on ebay, and the like.  So I guess some Glock parts are available, if you are willing to pay the price.  I love Capitalism!   

It's a good thing that my beloved Glocks work pretty well just the way they come.  ;)  


My kitty has been sick.  Several trips to the vet over the past couple weeks.  Finally figured out that she has a severe UTI.  More medicine.  But hey, if it makes her better...

She has Congestive Heart Failure and kidney disease, so the UTI is hard on her.  

That's my Girl...

(The Gin and Sprite make her tired) 

Happy New Year.  


doubletrouble said...

Peace, Brother, & HNY!

Irish said...

Merry belated Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Blue.


Robin E said...

Happy New Year! The decorations look great!

Grog said...

A pleasant new year to you, and good thoughts for the critter.

Your point

"I suspect that Epstein's records contain the names of many rich and powerful people. Possibly people currently in powerful enough positions that governments could be brought to their knees.

I doubt we'll ever know."

is the Truth of all of this. The Entire Sordid Mess. Those "worthys" at the top of the totem pole did what they did, of free will, and never thought they would get found out, and now they are figuratively pissing themselves (maybe literally) with the realization that their choices were brought to court. This is why some of the records were sealed, to prevent governments from falling.

I expect she will be found deceased in her cell, probably from an adverse reaction to a covid booster injection, or an unidentified medical condition. Tragic.

Blue said...

Thanks, folks! :)

Grog... ...and so ends the Maxwell saga. Gone and forgotten.

But Prince Andrew... That might open a whole new can of worms. ;)

Personally, I hope that people are held accountable, whoever they happen to be...
Happy New Year, my Friend.