Of course, if you love them, let them know...
Either way, when they're gone, they're gone.
The sporadic musings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly happy with the direction America is taking today....
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.
Not a Leftist...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Anyway, to each its own.
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.
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')
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. ;)
Vlad could be in Berlin before 'ol Joe knows what time it is...
We'll see. ;)
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..."
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...
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.
Just thinking out loud...
I'd like to believe that Donald Trump is so "hated" by politicians simply because he isn't one of them. Because they are afraid that he will expose them for what they are, whatever that may be. Anti-American Globalists. Or something. It isn't just Democrats.
I think we can do better. I think we could find a candidate who isn't one of them, who could win. A candidate who could be as effective as Donald Trump, without polarizing the world. Not even all the Republicans agree any longer.
But then again, perhaps it is Trump's ability to polarize entire factions, entire populations, that makes him effective?
That's what all of the show in DC is about. Politicians trying to make sure that Donald Trump is never President again. Regardless of what the American People want.
I mean, 80 million voted for 'ol Joe. 8 million more than voted for The Donald. Resounding difference. Right?
On his second day in office as the newly sworn in President, 'ol Joe Biden sat down and signed a pile of executive orders that nullified many of Trump's efforts. It was a juvenile attempt to show his soft brained followers that he was a bad ass. Badder than Corn Pop. Because Corn Pop was one bad dude. And the Leftists shed tears of joy and danced in the streets. No more mean tweets.
And now the Leftists hate 'ol Joe. He isn't gettin' 'er done. And the people who supported him are mad.
I read an article yesterday from Reuters that claimed 'ol Joe just had his worst week ever. A 43% approval rating. Still a bit better than The Donald's lowest rating, said Reuters.
But wait! I saved an article from Newsweek from 3 weeks ago that said 'ol Joe's approval rating for the week leading up to January 13th, 2021 was lower, at 33%, than Trump's lowest. At that time, his approval rating was down 3 points from November, which saw 'ol Joe polling at 36% approval. Something ain't right here... The media. They lie. ;) 33% is lower than 43%, right? But the media is confident that their Leftist followers won't bring it up...
It was bound to happen...
The memes. I'm surprised it took so long.
Every time 'ol Joe opens his mouth, something stupid comes out. But he keeps opening his mouth. And the stupid keeps on coming.
How can that be?
Joe will eventually say something to try to
cover up explain his obvious attempt at pandering to Black females, Blacks, and Leftists. Not sure what he'll say. Not sure it matters. He has already been forgiven.
And he will still elevate a Black woman to SCOTUS.
I'm not saying that's a bad thing. I'm saying it's going to be more controversial than it needs to be. Because 'ol Joe is dumb as a stump. And his soft brained followers...? Yes, them too...
All 'ol Joe had to do was keep his mouth shut and nominate his Black female. That's all he had to do.
Breezy this morning.
Need to head out to Hobby Lobby then over to Fareway to grab a couple chicken breasts for supper. Stop at Kwik Star to get milk and bread. That'll keep me busy for awhile.