Who could have possibly foreseen this?

As usual, not from American media, but from the Daily Mail:

A Virginia father who went viral after being dragged out of a Loudoun County school board meeting and arrested for protesting its proposed transgender policies has now revealed he was trying to tell the room that his daughter had been raped by a boy at school in the girls’ bathroom.

Who could have possibly imagined that a policy allowing teenage boys into the girl’s restrooms and locker rooms in schools could possibly turn out badly?

Even more, who would have guessed that both the school officials all the way up to the school board, and the media, would be complicit in covering it up?

I mean, other than…well…everyone with a brain.

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How the mighty have fallen

Just another in the long list of Naval Incidents in the past decade or so that illustrate the downfall of the US Navy.

A U.S. Navy nuclear-powered submarine that was damaged in a collision with an unknown underwater object in the South China Sea last weekend has arrived in port at Guam, the Navy said Friday.

We just can’t seem to stop bouncing ships off of stuff. In peacetime. Doesn’t bode well for our capabilities in making war.

One other point:

When it disclosed the Oct. 2 accident on Thursday, U.S. Pacific Fleet said that there had been no damage to the sub’s nuclear propulsion system and that it had not yet determined what underwater object had been struck.

I don’t know if that was the Navy’s way of describing the incident or the reporter took some liberties, but when I was in the Navy, there was no such thing as an accident. An “accident” implies that it was an unavoidable incident primarily just the result of bad luck. What we called failures like this when I was in the Navy is a “Mishap”. Indicating that it was entirely preventable and was a result of one or more failures in performance and the chain of command. Most typically a mishap is caused by a chain of cascading failures that ultimately were direct result of poor decisions high in the chain of command and the lack of leadership required for anyone in that chain of command to say “hey…wait a minute! This is a BAD idea”.

With our current military “leadership” I certainly hope they’re able to stay out of any wars with technologically advanced, capable enemies, or we’ll get our asses kicked. We’ve had decades of politically correct policymaking and weak, ineffective leadership to degrade the fighting spirit and capability of our military forces. They can run roughshod over a bunch of goat humpers using technology that dates from my military heyday, but I fear if we went up against the big boys, we’ll find out that an emphasis on teaching our military members how to identify white supremacy in themselves, how to walk in high heels (at last for those who weren’t already experienced at it), and how to properly utilize all the most current and trendy socially conscious buzzwords doesn’t translate well into warfighting ability against a capable and motivated foe.

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Tess Who?

I saw a link to this article somewhere and clicked it out of curiosity*. I don’t keep up with “celebrity” news because…um…I don’t care. I take a certain pride in not knowing who the heck they’re talking about in the “celebrity news” (oxymoron alert) sections.

At any rate, I saw the article and this particular bit really caught my attention:

Tess, who recently opened up about her battle with anorexia, wore her flame-hued tresses in a loose style before sweeping them up into a ponytail.

Wow.

I really, really, really wanted to leave this comment on the daily mail site, but they’d already closed comments…I can’t imagine why.

I wanted to say:

She battled anorexia??? She kicked it’s ass. She should sell her anorexia cure and make millions!!!

Anorexia Warrior

*Be warned…if you click the link to the story, you cannot unsee some of the photos they present.

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Mutual Combatants

I’m sure you’ve all heard the story by now of the Chicago thugs shooting it out in the street being let off the hook by the Soros approved AG because they were all engaged in “mutual combat” therefore no criminal charges can be filed.

I saw this quote from Mayor Groot and I was a little amazed. She’s a flaming liberal, isn’t she in on the gameplan?

Lightfoot said at a press conference Monday. “If the bad guys that are out there that are picking up guns and shooting without any regard for the sanctity of life, do not believe that there’s accountability for them, the brazenness will not end. It will escalate, it will continue and our communities will not be safe.”

OK Ms. Mayor…oh crap…I’m assuming gender again. OK Mayor of Indeterminate Gender, I’ll let you in on the secret:

It’s a feature, not a bug.

If I may be so bold as to quote myself:

As I’ve mentioned before, they constantly do things that don’t seem to make sense, but make perfect sense when you understand their goal is to destabilize society, engender fear and force the general public into dependency.

Do you get it now Mayor Groot? Of course this Soros approved State’s Attorney refused to lock up the criminal thugs. If they were locked up, they wouldn’t be free to wreak mayhem…mayhem that can then be used to agitate for ever more restrictions on the activities and lives of the regular citizens that would-be dictators like Soros and Foxx yearn to rule.

Were you sleeping through the Democrat Party planning meetings? Or did they just not invite you?

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Entry number…oh, I’ve lost count…in the “I’ll believe them…

…when they start living like they believe it..”

And actually in this installment, she basically just admits that wearing masks is kabuki theater.

Hat tip to Irons in the fire.

It’s not necessary…heck, it’s not even effective…and they know it. It’s nothing more than a compliance tool and they only do it in public themselves because they’ll be called out for it if they don’t. She apparently wasn’t smart enough to realize she was close enough to the camera for them to get audio.

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It’s (finally) a done deal.

After over 6 months of wailing and gnashing of teeth and trying to get title issues resolved, we finally closed today on the purchase of our secret remote hideaway at an undisclosed location.

It’s going to take a lot of cleaning up and effort but I think this is a good move in the long run. The site already has electric, a well and a septic system. They haven’t been used in a while and need to be inspected and possibly repaired, but that’s a lot cheaper than installing them new.

There’s a natural spring on the property so we have access to fresh water even if the power is out. Plenty of trees for firewood, plenty of wildlife, some good spots for a garden and a lot for chickens, sheep, maybe a cow. I’ve even already got a spot picked out to clear so I can plant some fruit trees.

The idea is for it to be our emergency escape/camping/hunting/recreational area for now, but to ultimately build our retirement home (preferably a log cabin on a basement, but in a pinch we could even tote a house trailer up there).

I don’t want to put up too many pictures lest I give away the secret location, but here’s the view from the spot where the house will likely go. (click to make bigger)

Here’s from the woods about half-way up to the ridgeline. There’s a nice spot up here for a getaway campsite.

Finally, down in the holler, there’s a little tiny pond (maybe 8 or 10 feet across) fed by the spring.

We’re very excited.

There’s a bunch of trash and stuff that needs to be picked up, it doesn’t look recent, but it looks like someone has been using it as a party spot in the past. So, the first order of business will be to put up a fence with no trespassing signs all along the road frontage and then get the trash cleaned up. I’ll probably put up some trail cameras to “keep an eye” on the place when we’re not there. Hopefully that’ll help. For now there’s nothing really up there to steal, I just don’t want people in there throwing around more trash and having to waste more time cleaning up over and over again.

I get 15 vacation days a year so I’m planning on taking one three day weekend a month to head over there to camp, recreate and get some work done. That leaves me a few extra days per year for contingencies.

Anyway, I just thought I’d share the big news. Yea for us.

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So here’s what seems odd to me…

During the “height” of the pandemic late last year and into early this year, several people I personally knew came down with the Wuhan China Virus. Probably 10 or 11 people. All have since recovered.

So, now we’re being told that things are terrible, the case numbers for the past few weeks have been almost as bad as during the height of last winter, the hospitals are overwhelmed by the unvaccinated and people OD’ing on horse dewormer. The only thing that can save us is if everyone gets the shots along with boosters at least every year for the rest of our lives.

But I don’t know a single person who’s actually come down with the Kung Flu since early in the year.

I’m not saying there aren’t people getting sick, it just seems odd to me that I don’t know any of them. Why aren’t any of the people I know catching it?

I wish I had a bigger readership now just because I’d like to get other people’s takes on it…do you know anyone who’s had it recently? Were they vaxxed or unvaxxed? Did they end up in the hospital?

I know that wouldn’t be evidence of anything either way, it’s just struck me as weird when it occurred to me that I haven’t personally known anyone who’s been sick in several months.

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EDC Knife

J.KB over at the Gun Free Zone has a post up today about people asking to borrow one of his knives.

When I lived in Chicagoland, my redneck self was usually the only person with a knife so colleagues and coworkers would ask to borrow mine.

I don’t live in Chicago, but also being a repurposed redneck, I live in a city full of dependent urban dwellers who’s idea of being prepared is having their AAA membership paid up and their apartment maintenance guy on speed dial.

I left a comment but it started to wander off into a review of what I carry everyday; it got too long for a comment so I decided to bring it over here.

My comment was regarding the fact that it seems to be the very people who “poke fun” at me for always carrying a knife are the very ones who ask to borrow it constantly.

I mentioned that although I own many knives, I only carry one routinely, and that’s what almost led me down the rabbit hole of discussing my EDC knife. Here’s the part that I decided to move over here:

I have lots of knives for various different things, and I may carry more than one of them with me when I’m engaging in specific activities, but I really only have one “EDC” knife that I always have with me.

I have a very specific way I like to carry my knife: I like it clipped to the inside of my strong hand front pocket with the blade down and the back forward. This allows me to pull it out of the pocket and it’s ready to deploy without having to change my grip.

This sounds simple, except that I’m left handed and there aren’t a lot of knife makers who cater to it. Most of them only offer clip positions intended for point up or point down carry in the right pocket. For that reason, my choices are a little limited.

The one I’ve found and like the most is the Kershaw Cryo 2. Yes, I know the blade is Chinese and I admit it doesn’t hold an edge for long…the upside is that it does sharpen easily and I can get it back to razor sharpness in a couple of minutes using my stones and a strop. Even one of those ceramic “v” sharpeners work reasonably well in restoring the edge and that only takes a few seconds.

It’s all steel so it’s extremely durable and it’s inexpensive enough that I don’t concern myself with carrying it every day and abusing the blade by using it in situations for which it was never intended. If I lose it somewhere (which I’ve done more than once) or bend or break the blade (which I’ve never had an issue with so far), no big deal, I can get another one for less than $40.

I’d be a lot more reticent to really use the blade as a general use tool if I had $200 into the knife.

Other than the blade steel that’s softer than I’d like, the only other downside is that it’s an “assisted opening” knife which some states consider a switchblade and will arrest you for, so you’ve got to be careful when traveling and carry an alternative if you’re leaving free America.

A good alternative non-assisted opening knife is the Spyderco Tenacious. It uses the same Chinese steel as the Cryo 2 for the blade but the clip can be mounted in any of the four possible positions so it will work for me. It’s quite a bit more expensive than the Cryo 2 ($52 vs $32 on Amazon) but still relatively inexpensive. It’s also lighter having G10 handle scales rather than being all steel. The reason I’d choose the Cryo 2 for my main EDC is that I prefer the assisted opening as long as I’m in a place it won’t get me into legal trouble, and I like the blade profile of the Cryo 2 better than the Tenacious….but if I need a non-assisted knife, the Tenacious does the job.

By the way, the original version of the Cryo 2…the Cryo…is exactly the same as the Cryo 2 only scaled down a little bit (actually, to be technically accurate, the Cryo 2 is a scaled up version of the original Cryo, but you get the point). The Cryo has a 2.75″ blade while the Cryo 2 has a 3.25″ blade, so the Cryo 2’s frame is proportionally bigger as well. Otherwise, they’re identical. I’ve got both and I prefer the bigger version, but some may like the smaller one. YMMV.

I’ve also seen a Tanto blade version of the Cryo and Cryo 2 on Amazon, but I prefer the drop point style and I don’t see the Tanto blade version on Kershaw’s website so I don’t know if they stopped making them or what.

Anyway, if you’re interested in what knife I carry and why…there you go. If you’re not…why are you still reading this??? (just kidding…you’re more than welcome to read my humble scribblings whether you’re interested or not. No additional charge for the rambling, stream of consciousness, boring stuff.)

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Why are they pushing the Wuhan China Virus vaccines so hard?

Well, there’s this:

Those experiments were a stepping stone towards two of the most important and profitable vaccines in history: the mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines given to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Global sales of these are expected to top US$50 billion in 2021 alone.

Might have something to do with it.

Also might explain why they’re pushing so hard for “boosters” that would require the use of hundreds of millions more doses in this country alone.

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