"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

24 September 2022

Accept the system...


 

...mindlessly.

Peace

20 September 2022

Somehow...

 ...the flights to relocate illegal immigrants are a political stunt.

But the January 6th circus isn't.

That is simply weird.  Too weird to be credible.

Anyway...


        Photo: Fox News

04 September 2022

Went too far...

In old news...


Another angle...



Even CNN said that 'ol Joe took it too far with this imagery.  

It wasn't done by mistake.  It wasn't an accident.

Herr Schicklgruber and the Not-sees would have been proud.

Here we are...

I had notification from Blogger that a post I published has been removed for violating "Community Standards".  They sent me a link to those community standards, but I have no idea whatsoever which post was removed.

Anyway.

I have a lot to say, a lot of thoughts.  Like I told my brother, I go from being terrified to publish to feeling defiant, in the blink of an eye.  This is no way to live.

These truly are troubling times.  We have seen these things before in history, and a lot of folks here in the blogosphere have been predicting something like this for many years.

Our friends on the Left are getting very good at propaganda and are apparently getting quite good at the visual production that enhances it.  I think 'ol Joe's speech was unprecedented, both in his words and in the visual production.  

You have to ask, "who is really behind 'ol Joe?", because if this were all 'ol Joe, his Leftist colleagues would be trying to stop his inflammatory rhetoric before he got them into trouble.  They aren't.  That means that it is accepted and approved.  Some say that obama has his hand up Joe's ass making his mouth move.  Ok.  Who controls obama?

A lot going on...

I saw this on the Facebook this morning.  Kinda humorous ;)


Stay safe.

     



19 August 2022

17 August 2022

Season 2...


 

A lot of talk about Liz...

 ...most of it is words put together to support the narrative of one side or the other.

I'm not surprised.

Simply put, America has been watching.

The Left threatened to impeach President Trump on election night 2016 when Pelosi was asked "What will you do if you can't control him?"  She seemed surprised by the question.  Her response was what appeared to be words regurgitated from an alcoholic stupor... "Well, I guess we'll have to consider impeaching him".

Non-Leftists were listening.

Then on the day in early January 2017 when US Representatives were sworn in, Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib infamously said when asked about President Trump (a man who wouldn't even be inaugurated for over two weeks yet)... "We'll impeach the motherfucker" 

Non-Leftists heard you, Ms. Tlaib.

Then we had 2 summers of riots.  Progressives burning cities and killing people.   Some of our elected representatives actually came out in support of the rioters and did little to stop it.   

Non-Leftist America watched.

2 impeachments of the President.  Refusal of congress to work with him.

Non-Leftist America noticed.

The Left actively tried to overthrow a sitting US President for 4 years.  And when President Trump lost his 2020 bid to be reelected, the Non-Leftists went to DC to protest.  It was their right to do so.

And Nancy Pelosi and the Leftists made that protest into something that it never was.  It was never a riot.  It was never a coup attempt.  It was never an attempt to overthrow the government.

It was simply none of those things.

And Nancy created her January 6th Committee.  And she wanted Republicans to be part of the Committee in order to give the illusion of bipartisanship.  But she only wanted Republicans who agreed with her, Republicans who were Anti-Trump.

And she got Liz.  And Liz became the face of Anti-Trump Republicans.

Non-Leftists understand that the Left has been trying since Day One to overthrow the government duly elected by the People, in order to continue with their Progressive politics and policies.

That is why Liz Cheney lost her bid for reelection in yesterday's Wyoming primary.  Because people have been paying attention.

I've said it a hundred times... I'm no Trump fan.  He is a buffoon who doesn't know how to act "Presidential".  But!  I think he was much better than anything the Leftists had to offer.  He is a better choice than anything the Left has to offer today.  He is an outsider, a non-politician, if that is possible.  He did the things he said he'd do... Drain the Swamp.  Well, he didn't drain it, but he certainly exposed it to anyone who is paying attention.

And because he is us, we were treated poorly by the Leftists for the past 5 1/2 years.  I hope the Left is buried at mid-terms.  They are Un-American.  They have proven it every day for the last 5 1/2 years through their treatment of Trump, and by extension, their treatment of us.  And it didn't start with their hatred of Trump, it simply intensified.  The Left became the Party of Hate during the administration of Bush II, in my opinion.  And they got really ugly during the obama administration.  

Anyway. as far as Liz Cheney... She did it to herself.  She was simply not a voice of Republican reason.  Or whatever they called her.  I don't know her motivations for becoming Anti-Trump.  She was one of those Republicans who originally supported him.  She has higher aspirations.  

I think it's going to be difficult for Cheney to run for President as an Anti-Trump Republican.  Who knows? Perhaps that's the winning combination?

    Photo credit: Getty Images via NPR 

Anyway...

Peace.



 

Conditioning...


 

Are you paying attention?

Peace...

14 August 2022

Can't say for sure...



 I surf the news a lot.  Left, Right, Center.

I can't help wondering how one decides which news sources/stories to believe these days. If I were to guess, I'd have to say that it's likely based on preexisting personal political ideology. I can't find anything to legitimize the possibility that it's anything more or less than that.

How should we look at the day's events?

IGNORE all of the conjecture, unsubstantiated facts/evidence, news and social media, opinions, etc.? Look at the few facts that are substantiated and start connecting the dots? Ask yourself what that logical process leads you to believe [without outside interference], and that becomes your truth until more substantiated facts/evidence comes out?

Maybe?

I don't know.

Another thing... It seems like a lot of speech from the Right is being identified as "extremist speech" or "hate speech" or "supremacist speech".

What's going on here? I really have this bad feeling that the folks who disagree with anything involving the Leftists are being identified and watched. I think it is a concerted, planned effort to discredit anyone who believes differently than the Left. Am I paranoid? :)

Anyway...

Peace

12 August 2022

Large...




Yes, it still has grease on it from Colt's...  ;)
 

11 August 2022

New Rule...

 


We all know.

Regardless of the number of times the Second is re-interpreted to satisfy the political desires of the day, it still means that the government has no business trying to regulate, codify, or control in any way, the private ownership and possession of firearms.  Period.  

The one caveat that I believe most gun owners would agree with is that there are some people who simply should not have access to firearms, in most cases.  The identification of those people has to be determined very narrowly and very carefully.  

Anyway, it's Amerika 2021.  It's all talk.  Those in power will do what they want.  No one will stop them.  They have already stated that they are willing to crush democracy in order to "save democracy".  Democracy as defined by... them.

Peace.

09 August 2022

I wonder...

 

    Stock photo on Reddit

When Ernie told me a few months ago that tax stamps were being approved for suppressors in well under 90 days if you used the new Form 4 E file system, I said OK, I want another Sparrow.  Gonna put it on a pistol.

They were all coming back to his shop in 81 to 85 days.  They still are.  

Except mine, apparently.

We're currently sitting at 100 days.

I realize that 100 days is considerably less than the 400+ days that it took to approve tax stamps for my last two suppressors, and it is still less than the just shy of 400 days for the one prior to that.

Still...

Others, all others, at Ernie's shop are coming back approved in well under 90 days.  All of them.  

I tell myself that it's just a bump, nothing weird going on.  It isn't me, it's the examiner.  If it were disapproved, I should know in the same 90 days, right?  ;)  It's the ATF, right?  lol

Anyway.

Ernie will probably call me tomorrow to come pick it up.  

Seriously...

 

     Photo credit:  LA Times


What the fuck is going on?  

It's behavior like that which is currently being exhibited by the Left that causes people to wonder "how far are these people willing to go to prevent Trump being President again?". 

Because seriously, that's what this is about.  Not allowing the outsider in again.  

 Will they lie? Will they lie under oath? 

Will they manufacture evidence? 

 Will they jail indefinitely those people whom they want to testify against Trump, without charges and without trial? Will they create the testimony that these jailed persons will be required to present as their own, under oath? 

Will they threaten to make these jailed people disappear if they don't testify the way they are told to?

All in the name of trying to present a credible case to the voters justifying their cancellation of Donald Trump? 

How far will they go?

I believe that the Left is playing a very dangerous game. I believe that they just crossed the line.

This is the stuff of mid-twentieth century dystopian fiction.  This is insane. 



05 August 2022

$45.2 million...



How does the Left win?

$45.2 million on top of $4.1 million for publicly expressing one's personal opinion.  And hurting someone's feelings.    

I'm not an Alex Jones fan.  But...

OTOH, he made a lot of money perpetuating the "Sandy Hook was a hoax" narrative.  A judge and jury just took that money from him.  

"Reasonable" people see Alex Jones and people like him as entertainers with a voice.  Reasonable people ignore people like Alex Jones when what he says is so obviously hyperbolic that it can't possibly be true.  Turn around, walk away...  I'm not sure that what's happening to Mr. Jones now is reasonable.  

Whether we like it or not, they just threw cold water on the ability to speak what you believe.  Or to say the things that make you money.

I suspect that some judge somewhere will overturn these awards.  

My mind is reeling.  This is insanity.  Almost $50 million to one set of parents because Alex Jones called Sandy Hook a hoax.  

Maybe I'm seeing this wrong?  

Your thoughts, please...

It could happen to anyone.  Cross a Leftist, see where it gets you.

Watch how the January 6th "investigation" was conceived and has grown.  

If the Left wins in November, we're fucked.  

If they lose in November, these games that they are playing are setting precedent regarding how to deal with them.  How to deal with people protesting for their cause.  How to deal with political opponents we don't like.  'ol Joe will be impeached, Hunter will be prosecuted, blah blah blah.  Surely the Left understands that?  They can't be so nearsighted that they believe no one else will do these things, given the opportunity?  They aren't pursuing the American citizens involved in the January 6th protests with such vigor in order to get justice.  They are doing it to crush all opposition to the advancement of their Leftist ideology.   They are doing it to make people fear opposing them in the future.

People better start getting their heads out of their asses most rickety-tick.  

Anyone who believes that the Left is just practicing "business as usual" is almost too stupid to fathom.  The rules have changed, they are changing by the minute.  No one is going to stop this "peaceful" overthrow of democracy by the Left.  It's done.  

Anyway, wow.  

Peace.


  


Well...?

 


Peace

27 July 2022

What is true...?

 The Leftist Propaganda Machine is running full tilt, 100%, max capacity...  And it's working.


The current Leftist catch phrase is "we have to do this to save Democracy".

So many Leftists are saying it that one has to believe it is scripted.

There is nothing democratic about the Leftists' attempts to cancel Trump, Republicans, and anyone else who doesn't agree with them.  

Not democratic.  

Not. Democratic.

As plain as the nose on your face.

Who can you believe?  The Party?  The media?  Your neighbor?  

How do you know if you are being told the truth?

Whatcha gonna do?  

Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?


11 June 2022

Propaganda Defined...





I believe that the Democrats are doing a hell of a job propagandizing January 6th.  

It started with Nancy quietly slipping the words "insurrection" and "coup" into the subconscious minds of the public and then running with them the moment she was sure that the media and her fellow Leftists believed that narrative and would be willing to regurgitate it.  

Then refusing to allow Republicans to be on the committee unless she was 100% certain that they would tow the Leftist line.  "If you don't agree with me, there is no place on my committee for thee".  Not very democratic.

Now we have the "produced for prime time" televised hearings.  The hearings are obviously scripted and well-rehearsed.  And there is no credible Conservative to provide an honest counterpoint.  It isn't allowed.

These people have propaganda sewn up better than Goebbels had it in the Reich...  They are experts, and it's working, with very few exceptions.

How do we fix this?  How do we not lose our Republic to the Leftists?  How do we relearn that we are all Americans and that we are in this together?  

It would be difficult to argue that either Party has the best interests of The People as their priority.  This is 100% Nancy Pelosi going after Donald Trump.

How did politicians become so powerful?

What's going on?

And honestly, I've never been a paranoid person, but I no longer feel safe writing this blog.

What to do, what to do... 

29 May 2022

They had a plan...



A School Resource Officer was required to be on site at all times when students were present.  

A mandate that all doors that open to the outside of the building be closed and locked when classes were in session.  

Simple rules that were put in place to prevent school shootings.  Because, well, because school shootings happen.  But they are rare.  Statistically they don't happen often enough to be a blip on the radar.  That's probably why a teacher at Robb Elementary School propped a door open while class was in session, because it will never happen here in the quiet little town of Uvalde, Texas.

And where was the SRO?  Lunch at Mac's? Out driving around?  "I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved". 

Vigilance was not a priority that day.  As Thomas Jefferson said... "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance".  

19 LEOs standing in a hallway for an hour, listening to the perp shooting in the classroom, purportedly waiting for a key.  Uvalde apparently spends 40% of the annual city budget on law enforcement.  They have a SWAT team.  I don't know if they train, or if they just like the tacti-cool uniforms and equipment that goes with being a member of the "Tactical Team"?  One thing that struck me as soon as I heard that they stood in the hallway waiting for a key...  No Breaching Bar?  WTF?  How the fuck can that happen?  One of the primary training scenarios for any tactical team, military or civilian law enforcement, is breaching and forced entry and the tools required to implement that action.  And yes, the bad guy on the other side of that door may be armed and dangerous.  That's why you have all that cool gear and that high dollar training.  But no breaching bar?  C'mon...  Seriously?  If the situation sounds too dangerous for you, find a different line of work.  Grunt or cop isn't gonna be your thing.  

So the national conversation has turned once again to restricting the Constitutionally recognized right of law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.  No talk about the failures of the sound plans that were in place to prevent this.  Human error.  They fucked up.  Those who failed, and there are a lot of them, will live with their lapse of judgement for the rest of their lives.

Yes, the responsibility for pulling the trigger belongs to Salvador Ramos and no one else.  Daniel Defense is not responsible for these horrendous deaths simply because they manufactured the weapons that Ramos used.  The Gun dealer who sold the weapons to Ramos, a legal purchaser, is not responsible for what Ramos did with them.  The government didn't fail when they approved the sale via the NICS background check system.  Every single entity in that series of events followed the law.  That law is very restrictive, as far as gun dealers go.  Ramos pulled the trigger. Ramos is responsible.

The teacher who violated policy by propping the door open bears some responsibility.  The SRO who was not on site when Ramos started shooting bears some responsibility.  The law enforcement community was an utter failure.  The 911 dispatcher who took Ramos' grandmother's call, then a few minutes later took 2 calls regarding shots fired at the funeral home across the street from the school apparently failed to put 2 and 2 together...  The list is long.  There is a lot of blame to go around.  Some of the actions, or non-actions, of local LE and school personnel were likely criminal and they need to be investigated and prosecuted if found to be so.

The policies that were in place in the Uvalde School District were in response to previous school shootings.  They were created and implemented after much national hand wringing, as well as critical thought, in order to make schools safer.  These legitimate policies were ignored by the people who were charged with enforcing them.  And people died.

I hope the investigation is thorough and honest.  I hope it lays the blame for the killings on Ramos, and recognizes that the policies and procedures that were created to prevent this type of tragedy were ignored, giving Ramos an opportunity that otherwise would not have been available to him.  The responsibility for everything beyond Ramos pulling the trigger lies with the failure of a whole lot of people who were negligent and who should have known better.

This is a case of top down catastrophic failure.  I pray that it is not swept under the rug.

And still... no one is asking "what causes our children to want to kill each other?"

I pray for God's grace and comfort for the dead and the loved ones left behind.  

Peace



25 May 2022

Trust...


 

What is wrong with people...

When you trust your government enough to want them to be the only ones with guns...?

Too extreme?

How about;

When you trust your government to make all of the rules regarding guns...?

Still too extreme?

Lets try;

When you trust one party, one ideology, to create all of the rules governing guns?

Who is asking;

Why do our children want to kill each other?  

There have been 13 "mass" casualty events in our schools since 1966 when records started being kept on the subject.  The first "mass" shooting at a school in the US didn't actually occur until 1989.  15 people have perpetrated those 13 events.  

Anyway, as horrible as I feel about the loss of life, I cannot understand the lack of willingness to engage in honest, responsible, truthful dialog that isn't colored by emotion or ideology.  

Gun control can't solve the problem.  To solve the problem, we must find the source.  Why do our children kill each other?  Why are we so unwilling to do that?

A link, if you are inclined to read...

Peace.

17 April 2022

He is not here...


 ...as He said

Peace

15 April 2022

It is Finished...

                    Patricia Brintle

Peace
 

Zero Sense...


 Peace

25 March 2022

Though it's hard to tell...

 ...it appears the Ukrainians are hanging on.  


I'm not a strategist, but I do know that there has to be bold action along with thoughtful planning to assure success in battle.  The US is overly fearful of what Putin might do.  That seems painfully obvious.  There seems to be a fear of being forced to take bold action, if whatever less bold action we undertake makes escalation become necessary.  Meanwhile, people die.  And Putin is still a threat to the entire world.  I guess that time will tell. 

But what do I know? 

Peace

09 March 2022

Change of Address...

 


The Lithuanian city of Vilnius has changed the name of one of its streets.  The Russian Embassy now needs to order new letterhead and business cards.

Rock The Fuck On.

Anyone reading this who lives in Washington D.C., NYC, Houston, or San Fran?  Perhaps you should contact your mayor and suggest renaming the street that the Russian Embassy is on in those cities Ukranian Heroes Street?  Or Volodymyr Zelenskyy Boulevard? Just a thought.  Keepin' it real.

Peace.

In A Land Far Away...

 

"We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children" ~~Jimmy Carter


Ukraine is begging the world for help.  Help to save its very life.  

The world is standing by, watching, doing the safe thing.  Applying sanctions.  

I pray that those sanctions work.  I hope it is enough.

But in the days and weeks and months ahead, while we wait, Putin will continue to kill Ukrainians with impunity.

Every day the Ukrainian people resist, alone.  Putin's war against them will become more violent.  The targets will become softer.  More civilians will be targeted and will die.  More infrastructure will be destroyed.  Putin will stop at nothing to destroy the will of the Ukrainian people.

And if Putin prevails in his war against Ukraine...  Well, if that happens I'd hate to be Latvia. Or Lithuania. Or Estonia.  Poland and Czechoslovakia may not even be safe from Putin's aggression.  USSR v.2

This has happened before.  Same part of the world.  It isn't Jews this time, but it's the same.  Putin is thumbing his nose at the world right now, daring us to get involved.

And while we admit that the world is shrinking, that the economy is global, that diseases can affect every human being on the planet as fast as a jet can fly from point to point, we claim that the Ukrainian fight is not our fight.

But it is, whether we admit it or not.  Vladimir Putin is a bad actor.  He is a threat to world peace.  And we're going to watch, like we watched Hitler in the 30s.  Because Ukraine doesn't belong to our Home Owners Association.

Watching the events in Ukraine right now is, to me, like watching a bully beat the life out of my younger brother and me being unable to step in and prevent it.

Anyway.

Peace


06 March 2022

You would have had to know her...

 


This popped up in my fb memories this morning.  I laughed and cried at the same time.  

Judy would sometimes make comments that were waaaaayyyyyyy out in left field, out of the blue.  Sometimes unintentionally. Sometimes to get a reaction.  She was eating peanut butter toast and drinking chocolate milk.  I was having cereal and toast, coffee with cream.  

She delivered this with the straightest face.  I tried not to laugh.  A question disguised as a statement.  She didn't preface it with "Remember..."  I delivered my "yeah" without emotion.  She knew what I would say.  She finished her statement.  I about died laughing.  Like I said, you would have had to know her.

Peace

I can't think of a title...


 I like Elton.  I like this song.  This video is... sad.  And hopeful. And representative of the human condition, in my opinion.

I lost my Judy coming up on 5 years ago.  An ER doctor made a mistake.  He didn't listen closely.  He didn't do his "due diligence".  He made some assumptions that were wrong.  He had all of the information that he needed to not cause my wife's death.  Whether you want to believe it or not, male doctors treat women differently.  

Anyway.  Judy loved music.  I love music.  Sometimes the music moves me closer to my Judy.  I still love her.  I miss her.

This song, this video... they can make me smile.

But...  life is strange.  And it goes on.  "We, the living..."

Peace.

05 March 2022

Disinformation...

 

So, there was a fella commenting on this meme:

"Nicholas B. The US media has it's faults, but there's a WORLD of difference between it and the Soviet, er I mean, Russian media. It's kind of shocking how so many people don't seem to realize this false equivalence. It's like saying getting medical advice from a 20-yr old's YouTube channel is just as good as advice from a doctor with 30 years experience."

Nicholas appears to be a nice enough guy.     His political ideology seems to be different than mine, which is ok.  He appears to believe that the government checkbook is the appropriate answer for solving every social problem.  Whatever.

It's  just a meme...

Peace

 


04 March 2022

I know it's hard...

I know it's hard.  I spent over half of the $250 that I took home each month from my job in the Army on rent.  I was young.  We were young.  We wanted to be together and we were willing to do whatever it took to make that happen.  Even if it meant being broke all the time, barely able to pay the bills...  Judy was good at juggling things and making sure that the utility bills were always paid before they got shut off.

I know it's hard.  I know that rent is still expensive today.  And groceries.  And gas.  We lived through the 70s.  55 mph speed limits.  Gas rationing to odd and even days based on the number on your license plate.  Stations out of fuel, long lines.  And it was expensive.  The price of gasoline went from less than 40 cents a gallon to a dollar a gallon in about a year.  But we figured it out.  We worked extra hours.  Judy took a job.  It was crazy, but it's the way it was.

And it isn't the Boomers doing it to you, though we're easy to blame.  Boomers have been retiring for the past 20 years.  It's your parents who hold all that property, and your peers.  

The next big thing will be rising interest rates... Worse than the early 80s when we thought that we were "all that" when we were able to get a mortgage at 13% while the going rate was 14%... These young folk think there is a housing crisis/rent crisis now? Hold my Beer! Give it 6 months... 'ol Joe.
 
Anyway, I don't know what changed.  We grew up believing that we had to work for what we wanted.  You had to figure it out...  ;)
 
Anyway...  just rambling.
 
Peace.


 

It could never happen here...

 


27 February 2022

Don't wait...

 

Of course, if you love them, let them know...  

Either way, when they're gone, they're gone.

Peace.

26 February 2022

24 February 2022

Leftists...

Leftists are bullies. It's part of what makes them Leftists. There was honor in "Liberalism", once upon a time. There are very, very few Liberals around these days. I don't know many of them.  I doubt you know many...

There are, OTOH, Leftists everywhere. Like roaches.

And, like roaches, they stick their head out every once in a while, looking for something to destroy, but scurry for cover when confronted with the Light.

Liberalism in America gasped Its last breath with the implementation of the New Deal.  

So, anyway, please...  There is a difference.  Words have meaning.

Peace.


Not a Leftist...



23 February 2022

Is the sentiment too extreme...?


 Snagged from a friend's fb post...

I think it's pretty much accurate.  The sad part is that the criminals in government have to know that they are violating the law.  Yet they continue to do it.  But they don't see themselves as criminals.  And the People continue to elect them.  So... who is stupid?

Happy Hump Day.

Peace.

17 February 2022

Went to the range today...

 




11° F.  And a breeze.  It was kinda chilly.  My right thumb froze solid in just a couple of minutes.  (Remember the table saw accident last June?  Yeah, still a bit of feeling loss. Circulation isn't back to 100% yet. May never be.  You need your thumb to load the Ruger's rotary magazine.)  I was the only person at the ranges today, which was really nice.  

I took the Ruger American .22 LR Rimfire with the new Silencerco Sparrow 22 suppressor.  That's a Nikon .223 BDC scope on there.  It all works together pretty well.  I bought the scope for a different rifle, but it ended up collecting dust on a shelf in the basement when I went in a different direction with its original home.  It works fine on the rimfire.  I will figure out the adjustment values when it's a little warmer outside.  The Nikon scopes are clear and bright.  

I bought a Timney trigger for this rifle before I ever fired it.  (Because I am a fan of Timney triggers.  I have them on all of my Remington rifles) The factory trigger is actually pretty good.  The Timney is still in its blister pack on my desk. 

Anyway, it was good.  It was fun.  I "boresighted" the scope with my Wheeler magnetic laser before going out to the range.  It put it pretty close.  

The Sparrow suppressor makes it very comfortable to shoot without hearing protection.  That supersonic "crack" is gone.  I'm hoping to shoot some subsonic ammo soon.  Ernie tells me that is "whisper quiet".  

Rimfire rifles are fun.  They can be incredibly accurate; they can be used to hone your basic marksmanship skills for centerfire rifles, and they are inexpensive to shoot.


I'm looking for a Ruger 10/22 Target rifle like the one in the above photo.  I'm not even sure if they are still made.  I think so...  They came with either a Matte Black barrel, or Stainless.  I'd take either.

Anyway, that's it for now.  

Peace

What did you think was going to happen...?

The Party of Hate is collapsing upon itself.  For 8 years you were a racist, sexist, misogynist, homophobe if you failed to believe in obama and the Party.  It was mean and it was ugly.  Then, for the next 4 years you were a Trumpster or a Trumpette or any of a slew of derogatory terms if you voted for or supported tRump, tRumpf, etc.  The maturity of the Democrats with their anti-Trump name calling was out of this world.

Anyway, it sounds like their hatred is coming home to roost.  Grab some popcorn and sit back to watch the Democrat Party collapse upon itself...  


  

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) — Some Democrats here in rural Pennsylvania are afraid to tell you they’re Democrats.

The party’s brand is so toxic in the small towns 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh that some liberals have removed bumper stickers and yard signs and refuse to acknowledge their party affiliation publicly. These Democrats are used to being outnumbered by the local Republican majority, but as their numbers continue to dwindle, the few that remain are feeling increasingly isolated and unwelcome in their own communities.

“The hatred for Democrats is just unbelievable,” said Tim Holohan, an accountant based in rural McKean County who recently encouraged his daughter to get rid of a pro-Joe Biden bumper sticker. “I feel like we’re on the run.”

The climate across rural Pennsylvania is symptomatic of a larger political problem threatening the Democratic Party ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. Beyond losing votes in virtually every election since 2008, Democrats have been effectively ostracized from many parts of rural America, leaving party leaders with few options to reverse a cultural trend that is redefining the nation’s political landscape.

Read it here: The brand is so toxic...

I hate to say it, but this makes me smile.

Peace.

16 February 2022

Mental Health...

To participate in the foolishness of pretending that mental health issues related to gender identity are normal requires one to become a bit mentally ill oneself in order to successfully pretend that these gender identity mental illnesses are, in fact, normal, when one instinctively knows that they are not...

                       Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle

Meet Sam Brinson, 'ol Joe's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy for the Department of Energy.

Sam wants to be identified as "they" or "them".  I think Sam is confused because, in conversation, Sam identifies its personal self as "I" or "me".  "I" and "me" are singular.  "They" and "them" are plural.  You are either one or you are many, you can't be both, Sam.  Please use "us" or "we" when speaking of yourself.  You know, to remain consistent.

'ol Joe gets to check off another box, I guess.  Or something.

Read about it here.   

Anyway, to each its own.

Peace

15 February 2022

Scalia on the Constitution...


 Peace

She's Serious...

 


Posted to her newsfeed on Facebook by a relative of mine.  She really believes this crap.  She didn't post it as a joke.  She didn't post it as sarcasm.  She posted it because she is a true believer.  People like my cousin scare the stuffing out of me.

Peace

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow...

Mother Jones occasionally allows an "ideologically similar" entity to use their platform to reach out to people whom they believe can be made to get up off the couch and go out and make a difference.  This is one of those entities and one of those times.  It arrived in my daily dose of Mother Jones email this morning.




Several things that I find interesting here... 

First, Progressive Turnout Project clearly assumes that anyone on MoJo's mailing list is a Democrat. 

Second, they obviously do not care about the Will of the People.  They only care about the will of those people who entertain a Progressive ideology (or believe the same way they do).  

Third, it is there for anyone to see that the ONLY goal of the Left is to prevent Trump being President again.  These people spent every single day for over four years attempting to overthrow a sitting President.  They talked publicly about it before he was elected.  They talked publicly about it after he was elected and before he was inaugurated.  They tried to prevent him governing while they were attempting to remove him from office.  Again, against the Will of the People.

Because he isn't "one of them".  Because... Fear.

This is what America is up against.  Fringes with a voice and assumed political clout.  Assumed clout, because no one is challenging them.

Were the protests of January 6th an insurrection?  Did those peaceful protestors arrive at the Capitol with the intention of overthrowing the government?  (That is the Leftist narrative.)  Who organized this attempt to overthrow the government?  Who funded it?  Who directed it?  Who was in place to take charge of the government once the "coup" was successful?  Who was going to lead the military?  Who was going to lead all of the different departments of civilian government?  Who was going to step in and lead all of the "alphabet" agencies, CIA, FBI, DEA, DOJ, etc.?  I mean, all of these folks had to be part of the insurrection ahead of time in order for it to succeed, right?  Was it expected to be a "peaceful" overthrow of our government, since the insurrectionists were unarmed and there were no military or paramilitary forces standing by to assume control and maintain order after the successful coup?

The answer to all of these questions is clear, if you use your brain.  I suspect that the January 6th Committee will answer all of these questions for us.  Do you like shit sandwiches?

Anyway, if one is paying even the slightest amount of attention and is using the logical part of their brain, even a little bit, it is obvious that "all the parts" of the Democrat's narrative fail to make a whole.  Yet somewhere around 50% of America is buying the story.  

All of this simply proves that Americans are willing to eat whatever shit they are being fed.

Disclaimer: As I have said before, I am not a fan of Trump.  I admit that he was a better choice than Clinton, and a better choice than Biden.  I still struggle to quantify the man.  Another discussion for another day.  :)

If you can find the time. and have the interest, search "Progressive Turnout Project".  Just go down the list.  ;)  (I think that the Left is better organized than the Right.  Just my opinion.  And they are more willing to play 'not nice')

Peace


11 February 2022

Vlad...

Just thinkin' out loud gain...

Sounds like 'ol Joe is fixin' to go up against Vlad.  Hmmm...  

Perfect opportunity for 'ol Joe to attempt to crush non-Leftists in America.  You know, for security.  Or something...

All y'all are smart folks.  You understand what is being said by the politicians and the media, even if that's not what's being said.  I'm not sure I've ever experienced times like these in my 67 years?  

I spent 5+ years in West Germany during the Cold War. 1970s.  We had a lot of troops close by at that time, just in case the Kremlin got stoopid.  And plans to get more there quickly, if needed.  We have a few thousand in Europe now, with a few thousand on the way.  Vlad has 100,000 on the border with Ukraine and hundreds of thousands more just down the road in Mother Russia.  Shit... Vlad has millions.

'ol Joe.  Whatcha gonna do, Joe?  Whatcha gonna do?

I'm not paranoid.  Paranoia is a treatable mental disorder.  I don't have it.  ;)

Anyway...

    Photo credit: donkeyhotey

Vlad could be in Berlin before 'ol Joe knows what time it is...

We'll see.  ;)

Peace.

08 February 2022

Racists, and other things...

 Andrew Yang said "I don't think Joe Rogan is a racist - the man interacts with and works with Black people literally all the time."

The woke Leftists heard that and went nuts, forcing Yang to retract his statement.  Did Yang mean what he said?  If so, retracting it to appease the woke Left makes him a coward.

Republican leaders in the Georgia Legislature want to install a statue on the Georgia State Capitol grounds honoring Justice Clarence Thomas.

The woke Leftists in the Georgia Legislature said "whoa, Clarence Thomas?  He ain't one of us".  One Democrat legislator actually said "Ok, he's been good, but he may still mess up".  WTF does that mean?  Fortunately, the Republicans aren't as willing to roll over and play dead in the face of Woke Leftism.  

Whoopi?  No sympathy for her.  Her entire being supports Blacks and Black causes.  She is so predjudiced that she didn't even realize what she said.  Her entire world is about Blacks.  No one else exists.

Ya know who the biggest racists are in this country?  In the entire world?  Woke Leftists.  Period.  And they are willing to crush you like a bug if you aren't 100% with them...  

I hope that you recognize that the Leftists have changed our language to be understood as something that it doesn't actually mean...  


On a more positive note, Colin called me from my gun dealer in Marion this morning to let me know my Tax Stamp for my Sparrow was in.  I said "cool".  He said "didn't you have more than one coming?".  I said "yeah, there will be a 30 cal suppressor as well".   "Yeah, that's here, too..."

376 days

I told him I would see him in the morning since my truck is loaded with a "favor for a dear friend" right now.

Anyway...  a lot of things going on.  My kitty was really out of sorts yesterday.  Wouldn't eat at all.  She would get up to drink then come back into the kitchen and lay beside me.  With all of her known health issues, I was worried.  She finally ate late last night.  She's a piggy today...

Pretty


And my middle son called me, horribly upset.  They took their Pit Bull, Zena, to the vet this morning to have her spayed.  She died of internal bleeding after they closed her up.  By the time they realized there was a problem, it was too late.  My son and his girlfriend are devastated.

  

Zena

Anyway...

Peace