I couldn’t have said it better myself

It didn’t seem to matter.

“We’re a family that believes in science, believes in the medical advice of the community, medical recommendations from doctors. We followed everything very strictly. So all that combined is kind of what we’re still in shock about how it didn’t seem to matter, at least for my mom.”

Saying you “believe in science” is not a proclamation of any profound truth, it’s a self-congratulating catechism of the leftist faith.

“Science” is not inscribed in stone tablets and scientists are humans: just as prone to mistake, corruption and bias as anyone. Science is not based on consensus, it is based on evidence. As Einstein is alleged to have once said when a hundred scientists wrote a book taking him to task over his theory of relativity “Why 100 authors? If I was wrong it would only take one to prove it.” Taking on blind faith any “science” that supports your worldview while dismissing out of hand any that does not is not “believing in science”.

So your faith failed you. You followed all the advice and your mother died anyway. I wonder…had you been willing to stray from the boundaries of your religious restrictions and had tried an Ivermectin or Hydroxychloroquine protocol as soon as your mother realized she was sick, would the outcome have been different? We’ll never know…and neither will you because you would never stray from your faith.

And just how devout does one have to be to make the decision to politicize the death of a loved one just to proselytize for their religion? Gotta commend you for your devotion, if not your judgement.

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Another lesson on why reliance on others is weakness.

Just another story among many reinforcing why you should never become reliant on others for your well-being.

The European Union is threatening to hold back millions of euros —$150 million — in cohesion funding to local areas in Poland due to their declarations and stances against LGBTQ ideology.

They initially act like benevolent benefactors: here, you need help with this aspect of your life, so accept our money, assistance or guidance.

That’s all well and good, but it is very easy to, over time, become dependent on that assistance. Without it you can’t pay your bills, your lights will be turned off, your water service will end, you’ll be evicted, you’ll starve.

Which gives them power over you. When you do something, say something, think something that they don’t approve of, they threaten to turn off the tap. You will comply or else.

This works at all levels, from the no or low income people in the US who are dependent on the welfare state, to states dependent on federal government grants, to organizations dependent on twitter to get their message out, to individuals dependent on facebook to share pictures of their grandkids.

Dependency inevitably results in slavery.

Why do you think the left is so all-in for “single payer health care”? When the single payer is the government and you are dependent upon them for your medications, doctor’s visits, life saving treatments…you are their slave.

You want your cancer treatments this month? You’re going to have to give up that earth killing gasoline car and cut back on your electricity use. It’s all to save the planet you know.

You want your blood pressure medication? You need to delete those “transphobic” tweets where you said that people with penises shouldn’t be using the same public bathroom as your daughter.

You think that’s not the end goal? Then you haven’t been paying attention. The argument will be that you’re an evil white supremacist planet killing Nazi, why should the hard working taxpayers have to pay for your medical care?

It’s very difficult if not impossible to be completely independent in the society that we’ve allowed to fester, but do the best you can because dependency equals slavery.

“whatever power you give the State to do things FOR you carries with it the equivalent power to do things TO you.
–Albert Jay Nock

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Increasing the tax on stupid

Inflation is on the rise and government spending is through the roof so, of course, the government needs to increase taxes to cover at least some of the shortfall.

To that end, they are increasing the tax on stupid:

On Monday, a new drawing will join the weekly lineup of Powerball drawings, which are currently held on Wednesday and Saturday, giving players another opportunity to win.

Translation: The government operated numbers racket is increasing the opportunities for stupid people to pay their voluntary tax.

Don’t get me wrong…I’m not complaining. The more money they can convince stupid people to give them voluntarily, the lower my mandatory tax bill will be (theoretically at least, anyway).

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When seconds count…

…the police are only an hour and 15 minutes away.

“I turned off all the lights, went to my bedroom, closed the blinds because you also can see in my bedroom from where he was, and called 911,” says Murphey.

“When you called 911 to the time they showed up. The officer showed up, how long was that?” Yami asked. “An excess of an hour, maybe an hour and 15 minutes. I can’t tell you specifically, but over an hour,” says Murphey.

As a fellow gun blogger (who is no longer blogging) once said:

“Your safety and protection is your job. The constables are just there to mark where the bodies ended up.”
–Phil of Random Nuclear Strikes (http://www.softgreenglow.com/wp/)

To her credit, the grandmother in this story was properly armed and was prepared to defend herself and her family, but it drives home how important that aspect is. You cannot count on anyone else to defend you so you’d better be properly equipped and ready to do it yourself.

Or…I guess you can just call 911 and hope for the best.

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Saving the environment by destroying it.

I’ll never profess to understand the mind of a leftist. Virtually every “solution” they come up with for a problem makes it worse, and often creates brand new problems, for them to create “solutions” for that make them worse.

And several of their primary positions are diametrically opposed to each other. A prime example is “Defund the Police” and “Stop Gun Violence”. If you defund the police, who’s going to arrest violent criminals who use guns? Even if you rephrase “stop gun violence” into what you really mean…make guns illegal…if you defund the police who’s going to arrest me for ignoring your unconstitutional laws?

This story is another prime example:

State wants to build 500 new wind turbines in the state forest…

Each wind turbine means the clear-cutting of 0.35 km2 of forest, lost CO2 and moisture reservoirs, all to be sealed by 3500 tons of concrete each for each turbine. To date, such concrete blocks have never been removed, insurmountable obstacles to deep-rooted trees and natural water control.

Only a liberal could, in the same breath, condemn deforestation and defend massive wind farm projects that require deforestation.

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An Olympian I can get behind

As disgusted as I am by the “woke” Olympics this year, I’m happy to see that there’s at least one ray of sunshine in an otherwise overcast sky:

“I love representing the U.S. I freaking love living there,” the Olympic gold medalist said before pumping her fist, smiling, and pulling the stars and stripes tighter to her body.

I watched a video of her yesterday and she almost couldn’t hold back the tears of joy she had after winning the Gold medal. She was so obviously so proud to have represented both herself and her country in such a way.

She’s a credit to the nation and someone I’m proud to call a fellow American. Those are the people who should be representing us in the Olympics, not people who hate the country and hate their fellow countrymen.

I don’t know what her politics are and I don’t care. All I care about is that she was enthusiastic about her win and publicly supportive of the nation that nurtured her ambition and enabled her to succeed at such a level.

Congratulations to her on her will earned Gold Medal.

I’m not particularly fond of Wheaties, but I’d buy a box with her picture on it.

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Victim of white supremacy or a bold statement?

OK, first a disclaimer: I haven’t been paying any attention to the Olympics this year. My understanding of the Olympics is that nations choose the best among them to represent that nation in friendly athletic competitions.

When the athletes chosen publicly express disdain and disrespect for that nation, are they really representing it? I’d say no. Incidentally, if the nation they are purportedly representing were nearly as repressive and bigoted as they make it out to be, do you think they’d actually be selected to represent it?

By allowing them to represent us in the Olympics we prove that their reasons for hating the country are bogus, so there’s that…but I still don’t believe that anyone who can’t put aside their politics long enough to faithfully represent their country shouldn’t be invited to do so unfaithfully.

With that said, it seems that so far, without fail, the “woke” Olympians from the US have failed miserably in their endeavors.

The latest news is that the female hammer tosser who wouldn’t face the flag and threw a temper tantrum at having to listen to the National Anthem of the country she’s volunteering to represent came in next to last in her competition.

With that news I have to wonder why she lost so thoroughly.

Was it a case of White Supremacy keeping her down? Math, after all, is well known to be racist (and probably sexist), and math is required in measuring distances, so…

Or did she lose on purpose to avoid having the National Anthem played during the awards ceremony as a bold statement of her political agenda?

I suppose it could just be an indication that she should have spent more time practicing her craft and less time obsessing about woke politics…but what do I know?

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Filibuster Prediction

The Dems are not happy that their ability to cheat in elections is under threat.

I really loved this quote from Senator Menendez:

“So, if I invite you to do things, whether it’s on infrastructure or voting rights and you basically say no, then it creates the impetus for some to consider what is necessary to be done to change the rules to permit maybe at least a democracy exception, because this is the very core of our government and how we proceed. And it affects all other things.”

Um…those huge foundational things are exactly what the filibuster was designed to defend. When something is both controversial and of such large import, a 51 % majority should not be able to force it onto the other 49%…this is also, by the way, why our form of government is NOT a Democracy.

“Fifty-one percent of a nation can establish a totalitarian regime, suppress minorities and still remain democratic.”
–Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn

That’s also the reason why Constitutional Amendments require a 2/3 majority of Congress and must be ratified by 3/4 of the states before it passes. Things of foundational import should not be taken lightly nor passed by a party-line simple majority. That’s why the filibuster was introduced in the Senate in the first place.

But Democrats see their opportunity slipping away. They know that they lost the Presidential election last year…bigly. They know that we know it. They know that we are pissed about it and that they’re going to get slaughtered in the mid-terms if they aren’t allowed to cheat.

As a result, I’m going to make a prediction: The Dems will end the filibuster sometime early next year. They will convince, threaten or bribe the two Democrat hold outs to vote their way eventually.

The Arizona audit is getting a lot of attention and other states are considering starting their own…at least in some “suspicious” counties. AND States are starting to pass vote integrity laws that will make it much harder for the Dems to steal elections in those states.

This scares the crap out of the Democrats. They’ve worked too hard to get here, they’re not just going to let it all slip away. That means they MUST pass legislation at the federal level that outlaws the provisions states are trying to pass to stop them from cheating. And it has to be done in time for the 2022 mid term elections.

So, my prediction is that the filibuster will be nuked sometime in early 2022 and HR1 will be “passed” on a party line vote with Harris casting the tie breaker within days thereafter.

The next step will be packing the Supreme Court as quickly as possible to prevent them from ruling the law unconstitutional.

And then that’s all she wrote.

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Holiday Traditions

Every holiday has it’s traditions. Some of them are widespread, some not so much.

Fireworks for New Years and the Fourth of July. Cookouts on Memorial Day. Gift giving for Christmas.

One of my family traditions is that I always make chicken and noodles from scratch, served over mashed potatoes with Thanksgiving dinner (as a side dish, we have Turkey too). That was a specialty of my grandmother, one of my favorite things to eat when I was young and I use her recipe.

Now that we have a new national holiday to be celebrated on June 19th, it only makes sense that some traditions should be established in recognition of it. It looks like the process has already begun:

The newly-official holiday of “Juneteenth” was celebrated in many communities with gunfire and mayhem:

Follow the above link for a list of the festivities.

Also there’s this one:

Chicago is so out of control with so many violent incidents happening, that this story has been mentioned in passing in their local media.

The video at that link could be disturbing. It’s violent.

To add flavor to that last one, some genius named Richard Taite went full retard on twitter by A) mistaking the Puerto Rican flag the murdered couple were flying with a confederate flag and then B) implying that you deserve to be murdered if you fly the wrong kind of flag.

He subsequently completely deleted his twitter account in shame, but his stupidity was screenshotted for posterity.

At any rate, I can hardly wait to see what exciting events are in store for next Juneteenth.

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Does the Media ever get anything right?

Rhetorical question. The media is very good at their job when you actually realize what their job is. It’s not to inform you, that’s for sure. It’s to steer you. To direct you. To push you. To Propagandize you.

That’s why we repeatedly, over and over and over again, find them pushing stories that are patently false.

Thus began a major controversial narrative in June of last year as the media and democrats decried how the U.S. Park Police cleared protestors from Lafayette Park shortly before President Trump walked to St. John’s church. The media shouted that President Trump told park police to fire tear gas into the crowd and dispurse the protesters in any manner or method. However the report today shows President Trump had nothing to do with it. It was all lies, all of it.

The interesting thing is that we actually knew that immediately at the time. Everyone involved from the Attorney General, the the Park Police, to the Capital Police told us that their clearing of the park had nothing to do with Trump’s photo op.

But the media didn’t care about facts, or evidence or witness testimony; they had a narrative to push and that’s what they did, so every major news outlet ran with the LIE that the Bad Orange Man had heartlessly ordered the park to be cleared so that he could walk down to the church for a photo op.

Fake.News.

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