"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 January 2022

No Mouse Gets Out Alive...


My middle son just sent me this photo.  It's from a drawer in his shop out on his farm.  Helluva sense of humor.  ;)

Ya need ta check yer drawers more often, Son...


The current state of the coup...


    Photo Credit: religionnews.com                    Liz Cheney

I'm not sure what's going on.  Well, yes I am.  The same people who spent 4+ years unsuccessfully attempting the overthrow of a sitting President are now trying to make sure he is never President again.  

Article here

A lot of thoughts go through my mind when considering this circus.  

First thought is that even thinking about it is dangerous, articulating it will certainly get you put on a list, no?  ;)

I mean... almost all of the evidence against the peaceful protestors of Jan sixth is based on electronic communications between themselves.

Near the top of my list is how much control the Left has over so much of the media.  I was telling my brother just this morning that if the Republic survives this Leftist onslaught, the behavior of the media will be the subject of journalism classes for generations to come.  Herr Goebbels would be proud. 

What we are seeing now, and have been seeing for the past 5 years, is a poorly camouflaged coup attempt by the Leftists against anyone and anything that isn't just like them.

I'm not a fan of Trump.  I'm not 100% sure why, as I believe he did mostly good things.  It was kind of satisfying in the beginning when he would put his thumb in the eye of an establishment politician who didn't like the way he was doing things.  But he went out of his way to piss people off, both friend and foe.  Most of it was unnecessary and contributed to his downfall.  As I have said in the past, he didn't act very Presidential at times.  That's probably okay, to a point.  But that's another subject for another time.

I'm kind of surprised that we aren't hearing much about Nancy Pelosi these days.  I think she is a primary driving force behind the coup...  

The Democrats obviously don't give a shit about the Will of the People.  The Republicans aren't much better.  What surprises me is the level of stupidity that rank-and-file Democrats have sunk to in order for the Party to convince them that not only is it ok, but it is encouraged, to hate and belittle and deride all of those who aren't Leftists.

We are in a really fucked up place and people are too stupid to recognize it.

The Jan sixth protests were, I believe, in some folks' minds, about correcting the slide to the Left.  The problem is that it seems the majority of the people caught up in the protests that day had no true idea what they were doing.  They were just there and got caught up in the moment.  If Leftists get caught up in the moment and destroy cities and leave dead people in their wake it's ok.  It's all in the name of social justice.

Was Trump behind it?  LOL.  That is what the "commission" is out to prove determine.  If the protestors were there at the Capitol based on the power of Trump's personality, we have bigger problems than just the Democrats.

Today is day 369 of waiting for the approval of my tax stamps so I can go pick up 2 new suppressors.  ;)  

And 9 more days on my most recent trip to fb jail.

Anyway... my 2 cents for today.


28 January 2022

Too good to pass up...

May be an image of 4 people and text that says 'CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & ROGAN Brought to you by Spotify' 

I like Neil Young's music.  Don't care for his politics.  Never have.  But I don't have to.  And I understand actions based on principle.  I've done things myself, because... "principle".

SiriusXM isn't the same gig for 'ol Neil.  But hey, whatever.


Found while surfing...

May be an image of 1 person, brick wall, outdoors and text 

I'm not sure that this is 100% accurate.  There are ways other than introducing fear, to control a population.  Like giving them free stuff.  And more free stuff...  

Although, the fear of losing the free stuff might be a powerful controlling influence.  I dunno...  

When I was still working, I inevitably always had that single mother who wanted "more money, more hours..."  

But when you gave them more money they found ways to work less hours.  Because more money would lower the amount of the free stuff that they were entitled to.  

And that game is still played today, according to my friends who manage businesses...  You can't pay them enough to want to give up the free stuff.  It is a mindset, a life style.  It's real.



27 January 2022

What did you expect...?

photo credit:  donkeyhotey

Biden gets to nominate a new Justice to SCOTUS.  Big deal.  It's what Presidents do.  

The Democrats succeeded in getting Breyer to retire for the good of the Party Court. They failed when attempting the same thing with Ginsburg, which handed the Conservatives a super majority on the Court after she died. (How did we ever get to the point that ideology is the primary qualifying condition for confirmation of a Justice?)

And 'ol Joe gets to nominate her under the conditions that Republicans put in place when President Trump had a slim majority in the Senate but didn't have the votes he needed to move forward with his (highly qualified) nominees...

I simply hope that whomever 'ol Joe nominates is well qualified and that she can be confirmed quickly, with bipartisan support.

Because I believe that if Republicans go along quietly to confirm a qualified candidate, Joe loses the yuge victory that he would otherwise "win" with a 51 - 50 "hard fought" party line vote.  It becomes less political, less about race, less about gender when both sides agree...  It takes the wind out of the Democrat's (divisive, racist, alt gender-centric) sails and it takes the media out of the selection and confirmation process (as well as out of creating a yuge victory for the Democrats and 'ol Joe).  Please don't tell me that you believe the media wouldn't try to influence this process.  Please.

Any pushback by Republicans will be futile.  It will look like sour grapes.  There is nothing they can do to prevent President Biden's nominee being confirmed.  This is a golden opportunity for Republicans to rise above the fray and come out better for it...

And the Court will still have a 6 - 3 "Conservative" majority.  Nothing really changes other than the Republicans prove they aren't the obstructionists that they are accused of being.  The Republicans prove that they want to do what's best for the Court and for the nation. ;)

There is nothing controversial about this upcoming nomination.  Nothing.  Let's not make it so. 

The caveat, of course, is that if Kamala Harris, Michelle Obama, or Hillary Clinton become the nominee... lol, well, then the Republicans need to fight like hell.  I would hope that those folks would fail to garner total Democrat support in the Senate and would, therefore, not be considered... ;)  (I know Hillary isn't Black, but her husband is ;) )


Time to stop the stupid and to start moving forward.


24 January 2022

So, Newt...

What we are witnessing in Washington D.C. right now is political theater at the very highest level.  The stakes are (potentially) astronomical.  Who's going to flinch?  :)

I always kinda liked Newt.  He frequently said what he thought, and he generally seemed smarter than most of his peers...  A logical, common sense, down to earth kind of guy.  ;)

Newt is warning the Democrat members of the Congress that people are beginning to realize that the "Jan 6 Committee" is an illegitimate attempt to intimidate those Americans on the Right, while gaining favor with those Americans on the Left, via political gamesmanship, to gain complete control of the Republic.    

Newt is warning the Party that just spent 4 years attempting to overthrow a sitting President, followed by a year of attempting to assure that he is never President again, regardless of the will of the People, that they have been found out. That they are dirty and everyone sees it.  Democrats are being warned that, in the almost certain event that they lose the House and the Senate in the upcoming midterm elections, there will be a reckoning.  And that reckoning will be painful.  Newt is clearly saying that no one, including the current President, is off limits. 

I had always hoped that Republicans were beyond the pettiness of this type of politics.  I had hoped the People would eventually see that Republicans were truly working for the good of all, and that the Democrats were simply pretending to "be for the little guy" while trying to rob the people that provide jobs and create a vibrant economy.  I had hoped that, through word and deed, the Republicans would stand above this and shine for everyone to see.  But...  I think they are all corrupt.  Perhaps corrupt in different ways, but still corrupt.  I need to give that some thought.  

Anyway, I'm not sure any of it is real.  ;)  But it's fun.


19 January 2022

21 Days...

 Well, shit... I have 21 days left on my current trip to fb jail.  Completed a 7 day stint and BAM!!! 30 more days!

I bought my last 2 suppressors from dealer stock on 28 Jan 2021.  My check for the tax stamps was cashed by BATF on 6 Mar 2021.  356 days so far.  The last suppressor that I purchased prior to these 2 took 270 days from purchase to delivery.  Ahhhhhhhh well... the new e-file system promises to deliver your tax stamp in less than 90 days.  Covid.  Biden.  Excuses.

Nick Saban wrote a letter to the US Senate supporting the new Democrat "voting rights legislation" and telling Manchin and Senima to get on board and pass this new voting rights act.  Saban is an idiot.  If he wants to be a politician he should give up his coaching career and run for office.  But in our modern world, the game is religion and Nick Saban is a god.  There is nothing he can do to prevent 101,000 Tide fans from filling that stadium for every home game.  Don't get me wrong. 'ol Nick can believe and say whatever he wants to.  I just find it difficult to see any sincerity in his voice...  And I think he should stick to coaching, since that's what the People of Alabama pay him to do.  

Direct TV has cancelled OANN.  Seriously?  

'ol Joe is currently polling across the board at about a 36% approval rating.  Because he sucks.  36% of America is Democrats.  FJB.  Anyway, I saw yesterday that one major news source was saying he was 49%.  Ya know what?  'ol Joe's approval rating is whatever the media can make his soft brained followers believe it is.   I can't believe that even 36% of my fellow Americans can support his dumb ass.

When the media continuously repeats what Leftists want, whether those be a majority of Leftists or not, folks start believing what they are told. Pretty fucked up.  The internet, 24 hour news, and social media are a propagandist's wet dream. 

Media is powerful.  This meme is from a site called "Conservatives Are Destroying Our Future" Their motto is "#vote blue no matter who #vote blue 2022".

Obviously this statement could be made by someone on either "side", and be accurate.  I don't think Robert Reich is a Conservative.

Anyway, I'm beginning to believe that Americans of all ideologies are too stupid for "self government".

The end is near, I believe.  I had hoped for peace and happiness in my old age, at least on a personal level. I could ignore the world in an attempt to find my personal peace, but the world will still be there.  A world full of Leftists trying to tell me how to live my life.  That cannot be escaped.

Here we are.

Give me some good news.  :)  (Is that a song lyric, or something?  If not, it should be.)

Anyway... Happy New Year.