sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Prog Land (a Sunday sermonette)

In my comings and goings, I've decided that I don't understand progs at all. All of the prog actors (who oppose the responsible, legal ownership of firearms) star in uncompromisingly violent films which glorify lascivious images of sex and the wanton use of firearms to get what they want without suffering any consequences. I won't go down the list because it's all of them.

Mohammedanism is likewise never named as an enemy out of fear or potentially hurting the feelings of terrorists who actually burn people alive and drown them in cages. None of this makes any sense at all.

Hollywood, self justified in all situations, lavishes money to stop the private ownership of firearms because according to them, they are all used for evil purposes in films...in fantasy...in the goofy realm where the progs live.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Out of Town

Mogollon Rim, AZ
On walk-about.

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." --Henry David Thoreau


Blue Ridge Reservoir, AZ (on the rim)
Being in the middle of nowhere is the best place on Earth. In fact, it's the only place that you are going to find peace. Nobody screaming, no sirens, no machine noises, no automobiles roaring past. Just the trilling of water from a brook splashing over rocks and the wind through the pines.

No secret combinations and political intrigues - because there are no people to create those, and what people are, where you are, are after the same thing.  Peace and a refuge from life in the modern.

I don't plan on kissing off bandwidth or other modern conveniences completely. That would be foolish and my quest is not to live primitively - just absent the crush, rush and crudity of the city.

A place where people who wonder WHY you don't have a rifle in the back window of your truck is always more welcoming than a place where frightened sheep view the rifle as either something to be stolen or inherently dangerous to human life.  I'm not writing of "Deliverance", but of a place where an armed society creates a polite one.

It's not a place frequented by inner city people or relocated Muslims, anxious to establish a mosque. That class of folks don't seem to feel comfortable in the environment that I write of. It's not as if local people are intolerant, but the usual round of bullshit, burglary and rape would not be dealt with in the "tolerant" justice system that they find back home in inner city Detroit, Philadelphia or Baltimore.

People may know what Sharia Law is, but it's not the law of the land, and if you beat a woman because God commanded it, the ass whooping you receive in return will be substantially harder irrespective of what the mullah says. The Deputy Sheriff may claim that you fell down the side of a mountain and hurt yourself - possibly because the rag around your head dropped down over your eyes and it caused you to not to see the rock so you tripped. Or not?

The American West is really the only refuge remaining, and it's filling up. Finding a corner that remains small and relatively unchanged is exceptionally difficult. Most cowboys are impeccably polite, particularly to women. They usually keep to themselves. They make good neighbors.



Thursday, July 28, 2016

Circumstances of Birth


Why wasn't I born rich instead of just impossibly good looking? Old NFO and I are both cursed the same.

Actually, I can afford this truck, but I am out of places to park cars even with a three-car garage and a four car driveway at the house. I'm almost car poor. So I'm helping a friend buy this one.

It's a 1949 Dodge Power Wagon.

And those of you who don't love this sort of vehicle won't understand it. You simply won't get it. Don't try.

To put it in context, the friend who is buying this ride bought a Ford Raptor yesterday and last night, pranged it a bit while running though the desert in the dark at 120 mph.  That's what the Raptor is for. The Power Wagon, and more particularly this particular vehicle, is an object of love and adoration.








Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Is this how the DNC Ends?

Everybody spoke of the glass ceiling being broken...and in a fit of good will the flying monkeys squash the hopes and dreams of progs everywhere. (h/t Grunt)


It turns out that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was squashed like a bug on the alter of progressiveness for nothing...

We all thought that Hillary Rotten Clinton would take a victory lap on her broom, maybe demand that Dorothy surrender or something spectacular like that, but those thoughts were obviously premature.



Then there is the whole black gags matter crew who felt that the fix was in from the beginning. Welcome to the Democrat machine sunshine! Cash and power matter these days. I can't believe that the Oregon Delegation was shocked that the Democrat Party system was completely rigged from day-one. If Hillary can buy the FBI off (yes, YOU Director Comey), directing her flying monkeys to fix the nomination was no big thing.

The decision when it comes to an election could never be more clear, yet the mainstream media (a wholly owned subsidiary of the DNC) continues to shill for Hillary.

I get a kick out of the Russian hack of the DNC e-mail. So much for Hillary's reset with Russia.

In Search of the Red

    Because of the many posts at the Daily Timewaster, I decided to explore the world of redhead women with freckles and blue or green eyes. Only two percent of the population on Earth has that combination. The recessive gene that causes red hair, MC1R, is a genetic mutation, but I do not suggest that ginger hair'd people are "mutants".
    This blog post, is for you, CW.
    Scholars have debated the origins of red hair (and the gene that underpins it). According to some, the gene for red hair is inherent to the Celts, while others claim it to be a genetic trait specific to the Norsemen, being brought to the British Isles during the Viking Age.  A third category of historians and scientists agree on a common Celto-Germanic genetic trait, rather than a separate origin for the gene. This latter group would seem to be 'people pleasers' rather than 'nit pickers'.
    Red hair is the result of a recessive genetic trait which has been caused by a series of mutations in the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R), a gene which is located on chromosome 16. Being a recessive genetic trait means that both parents must cary the gene in order for their children to be born red haired.  There are far many more carriers than people who are born with red hair.
    Did the Vikings bring the red hair gene to the British Isles?

    Professor Donna Heddle explained that the perception according to which the invading Viking raiders of the British Isles were blond is nothing more but a mere misconception. According to the same theory, the Norsemen were likely red headed. This may be true, at least in part. Not that many Viking warriors were naturally blond, indeed. In fact, blond hair was very much sought after in Viking Age Scandinavia and many Norsemen dyed their hair blond.
    On this note Professor Donna Heddle stated for The Scotsman: ‘The perception that the Norse were blond is nothing more than a prevalent myth. Genetically speaking, the chances of them having blond hair weren’t that likely. The chances are that they would have had red hair. Interestingly, if you look at where red hair occurs in the world you can almost map it to Viking trading routes.’ (map above)
    If we are to take a look at the areas in Ireland where the Norsemen settled, we can also see the highest concentration of red haired Irish people. The Viking warriors who settled coastal parts of both Scotland and Ireland were mainly of Norwegian descent (shortly followed by Danish Vikings as well).

    Norway may well be the actual place of origin for the red hair as the gene was successfully linked to the paternal Y-DNA haplogroup R1b-L21, which includes one of its subclades defined as R1b-M222 — one that is very common for both northwestern Ireland and Scotland.


    Distribution of Y-DNA (paternal lineage) R1b haplogroup in Europe. Image source: www.eupedia.com (above)

    RED HAIR'D RAIDER

    A famous Norwegian Viking by the name Eiríkr Þorvaldsson (Erik Thorvaldsson),  born in the Jæren district of Rogaland, southern Norway in mid 10th century, subsequently became renowned as Erik the Red, because of the colour of his hair and beard. He is recounted in the Icelandic sagas as the first Norse settler in Greenland.
The consensus is that the Vikings own the red hair genetic mutation and distributed it far and wide in  their travels and raids, where those genes were spread in true berserker fashion.


And if you wish to read more:




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Is Bernie Alienating his Base?

Sometimes when the progs are long winded, they end up alienating their potential voting base. In this case, the Bachelorette (reality TV show) was delayed, messing up the t-vo and other viewing of fans who now don't know who the Bachelorette will be dating next.

Those who feel that Sanders spoke too long fired back on Twitter. Some people claiming that Sanders engaged in micro-aggression, had to flee to their safe space.








Bernie Sanders ruined The Bachelorette just like he would have ruined America if he was the nominee


UGHHH F YOU BERNIE SANDERS. I can't watch the ending of the Bachelorette on my recording cause you were the first 30 min of it. 😡😡😡😡

THIRTY MINUTES OF THE BACHELORETTE WASNT RECORDED BECAUSE OF BERNIE SANDERS IM SO CONFLICTED AND UPSET

DNC (Drama Central)

This may be the new logo for the Hillary and Kaine Campaign!


PHILADELPHIA – Democrats tried to turn their attention Monday night from an email scandal that claimed their party chairwoman. It's now Hillary's pivot toward Trump as party elites try and refocus the hatred from Hillary Clinton (the unindicted), rampant corruption within the Democrat infrastructure and outright fraud from Debbie Wasserman.

The Democrat elites hope that the Sanders supporters will learn to love the Wall Street bankers who have unflinchingly backed Clinton and her foundation in an attempt to pay to play.

And the drama continues.

The only question any of us have is how gullible and stupid the Democrat's Party members really are.

And while all this is going on, the only sensible one among us is LSP who had embarked on an epic hunt for feral razorbacks.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Today's Schedule

Fredd is boycotting viewing the DNC, and some of the rest of you may be as well, but the line-up of speakers and topics will be epic in their scope.

Democrat Convention Schedule
Monday, July 25, 2016

11:15 AM
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

1:30 PM
Group Voter Registration for Illegal Immigrants.

2:00 PM
"God Damn America"
Invocation by Dr. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Pastor to Barack

2:30 PM A Tearful Good-Bye
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

3:15 PM
Address on "Being the Real You"
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP

4:30 PM
"How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and claim to be broke"
Hillary Clinton

5:00 PM "How you can have a Penis and still be First Lady"
Michelle Obama

5:30 PM Make America Great Again: Sanders has a new Slogan
Bernie Sanders and his original idea.

6:00 PM
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, And on using the terminology, "Alternative Shoppers" instead of “Looters"

8:30 PM
Guest of Honor, HRC and her band of flying
monkeys.
The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting: General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"

9:15 PM
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters Still incarcerated at GITMO
Michael Moore

11:00 PM
Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in A Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal"
Hosted by Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Noon
Group BLM chant (replacing the pledge of allegiance)..."pigs in a blanket".

1:00 PM
How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

2:00 PM
Medal of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Bergdahl For serving with Honor and Distinction
National Security Advisor Susan Rice

3:30 PM
Invitation-only Autograph Session Souvenir photographs of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia

3:45 PM
Seminar: Why Life is ONLY Unfair to Women
The Sisters of Perpetual Grievance

4:00 PM
Breakout session with Bill Clinton for women on avoiding the upcoming draft - how pleasing the "first husband" can fix that pesky problem.
This training session includes cigars and real world experience using them.

4:30 PM
Breakout session "My Passion for Fashion"
Hillary

5:00 PM
Liberal Bias in Media: How we can make it work for you!
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, PBS, The Washington Post and the New York Times -- Guest Speaker, Heroic War Correspondent, Brian Williams

6:45 PM
Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs"
Sen. Elizabeth (Pocahontas) Warren

7:15 PM
ObamaCare: Keeping your own Doctor
Barack

8:00 PM "I Grope Because I Care"
VP Joe (Slow Joe) Biden

11:00 PM
Official Nomination of Hillary
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Living off the Land

When I was in the US Navy we used to qualify with "Third World Weapons" every six months. I always looked forward to it. Usually we'd shoot at Camp Billy Machen in the Chocolate Mountains, near the Salton Sea in California.

AK-47
RPG-7
Dragunov

We shot AK-47's, RPG-7's, B-40's, Dragunov's, and a host of other Soviet Block/Chicom weapons, very common in the third world. We also shot the Swedish K (Karl Gustov SMG), M-1 Thompsons, M-3 Grease Guns, and so forth. We tossed foreign grenades and tinkered with mortar rounds and landmines. If you're saying that it sounds like fun, it was. The idea was to familiarize ourselves with firearms that we might pick up and need to use when we were in the field, outside of the USA.

While we could only carry a limited supply of ammunition, the 'enemy' wherever we were, had plenty of arms and ammo. One need only kill a few to liberate both arms and a nearly inexhaustible supply of ammunition.

Thus when Barack, Hillary and their friends discuss limiting offensive firearms to cadres that they trust rather than the public...it doesn't work like that in practice. Anyone with any training at all will by default find weapons being used by their well supplied adversaries and will use THOSE. While it's true that I'd prefer a Barrett .50 to a Dragunov, the Dragunov will do, as will the AK-47. If you take my point. 

Most guerrillas historically are armed with the weapons of their opponents, which are not all that difficult to come by...particularly if you're arming "inner city people" to disarm the public. I don't know where else the gene pool would come from to go carry out that task.

Disturbia

It's Sunday and I'm not saying that the end is near. I'm not a doom-sayer, but I'm concerned. I live in a rich part of a rich state in a rich country, but all around me there are cracks and signs of entropy. It's as if the party is over and we're once again sliding (2009 once again). It's dystopian and it's disturbing.

The owners of the small business in the strip malls have tigers by the tail. They're afraid to hold on and they're afraid to let go, so they eek by on depressingly small margins. Even the successful small businessmen are squeezed. What success we have was balanced on the back of TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS in debt. That's what it took to keep the applecart upright. In California where I have a moderately successful consulting practice, the State, the Feds and hefty excise taxes take just about half of what I make. For every $1 earned, $.50 goes into the cookie jar to feed the beast. And they plan to raise taxes because they can't pay their bills on 1/2 of what I make. If they had all of what we collectively earn, my friends, they still couldn't balance the budget because that's how government works... or doesn't work.

The nation tossed $20 trillion down a rat hole 
and I didn't even get a t-shirt to show for it.

The only one in American politics who saw this was Donald Trump. (He wasn't in politics at the time - the politicians were doing just fine and clearly, they saw no problem, which is why Trump won the nomination.) It disturbed him then and a year later he is still disturbed.  Hillary Clinton and her mentor, Barack, are not disturbed at all because they live behind walls guarded by men with guns and only hang out in the finest places (much like Capitol City in the dystopian series, "The Hunger Games").  They peddle influence and they sell us all out. That's why the Clinton Foundation exists.

Are YOU ready for Hillary
It's true, inside the Washington DC Beltway, things are going along very well. The place is awash with money and government jobs are created as a sort of welfare for middle class minorities.

Meanwhile in the rust belt it's prozac for the middle class, Jack Daniels for the working poor and moonshine for the impoverished, who get by with "earned income credit" and the American black market of untaxed goods and services. It's the best that twenty trillion in borrowed money could do to keep the economy going. 

If the progs get their heart's desire, Hillary Clinton, the most corrupt politician in the history of the nation, will ascend to the White House, will stack the Supreme Court and it will eventually lead to some sort of serious revolutionary movement in America. Maybe not during her term, but it will come because it is inevitable. I don't know who will win or lose, but that's not even the point. By then we'll be forty trillion dollars in the hole with nothing to show for it.


Saturday, July 23, 2016

A Celebration of Baal!

 

I have to admit that I'm not watching the Democrat Convention pre-show, where the system is even more fully rigged than it was in the Republican nominating process. Let's face it, if the Republican oligarchs scammed it as well as the progs did, Jeb! would be their candidate, and the "never Trump" people would be happy.

Let's face it, there won't be any surprises unless Bernie Sanders and his fans revolt because of the Wikileaks revelations that the DNC screwed him even more than he knew.

Character counts, unless you're a prog.

The Axis of Stupidity

There are a few people who I find to be and to have been wrong - continually - beating the axiom that even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Think on it. It's difficult to be wrong ALL of the time.

Barack Hussein Obama, who you all know. I'd list out the lies, misstatements and misdirections but you know what they are.

Van Jones, community organizer in the Obama mold and Black Panther, elevated to "Green Jobs Czar" in the Obama administration.

Al Franken, failed comedian, rabid communist and Senator from Minnesota, elected to office from the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, caucuses with the Democrats. One of the only senators left of Bernie Sanders, but I like Bernie just on style - not so with Franken.

Jane Fonda, actress, and traitor, should have been tried and shot/hung during the Vietnam War, but skated, possibly because of her father.

Joe (Slow Joe) Biden, who has famously been on the wrong side of every issue since he first took office something like eighty years ago is not a bad guy....bit of a buffoon, but not 'bad' in the Baal/Mephistopheles sense of the word. His response to a home invasion robbery was to fire a side-by-side twelve gauge into the air. I'm ok with the shotgun, but wouldn't fire it into the air.

Then there are the Democrats and the Never Trump Republicans who predicted an early demise for The Donald. I don't think that they are of necessity wrong about everything, but they were clearly wrong about Trump.



It's tough to call Hillary "wrong" on anything because her handlers poll the mood of the public, tell her what to say and throw it up on the teleprompter. If things change, she merely does a "reset" and changes the story. That happened almost a dozen times during the primary. 

Oh, it's ok, it's simply called a "pivot" by Hillary and her flying monkeys in the mainstream media.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Are you Ready for the DNC?

h/t Grunt
Other than James Comey giving the keynote address, the convention will feature something by Michelle Obama the discontented shrew. I made a comment that I'd rather have a horse's head in my bed than Michelle Obama, which prompted the cartoon (above).

There is a rumor that Michelle Obama is horrified by the possibility that Melania Trump will replace her as First Lady. I think that she'd be far more comfortable with Bill Clinton as First Husband, possibly because they share the same base gender? (clearly Michelle made the Jenner-style transformation successfully - if you can call that successful)

The comparisons between the stylish, beautiful and sexy Melania Trump and the oafish, angry, plump, masculine Michelle are too stark not to be commented on.


Why Wait?

The Democratic National Convention begins next week in Philadelphia and will attract the standard fare of freaks, the mentally ill, welfare queens, the Black Panthers, and elite Wall Street bankers who are paying to play. I realize that many of you are waiting to hear what Hillary Clinton (the un-indicted) will have to say. But you don't need to wait to have that wisdom showered on you. Go to the nearest greasy spoon restaurant, walk into the washroom and punch the button.

I hear that FBI Director James Comey will be delivering the keynote address. That makes perfect sense to me.

Bastille Day Massacre

The recurring theme in every French terrorism investigation, and in our own experience in the US, is that the terrorists take their time. They plan well and they always have help. They also communicate freely. They are not lone wolves and they are not recently self-radicalized.

The Paris prosecutor, Francosi Molins, provided an update on the progress in investigating the Bastille Day Massacre. 

Molins said that Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel who drove the truck in Nice was not recently radicalized, as some press outlets have reported. The 31-year-old man seemed to "have planned his criminal project several months before transitioning to action.”
"The investigation underway since the night of 14 July has progressed and not only confirmed the murderous premeditated nature of Bouhlel's act, but also established that he benefited from support and accomplices.”
Molins said four men and a woman not known to intelligence services were "involved in the preparation" of the attack. They have been placed under formal investigation. Three of the men are Tunisian-born or French-Tunisian. The woman and the fourth man are an Albanian couple.

The French obtained this information from the killer’s cell phone.

On the 21st, the French parliament extended the state of emergency for six more months.


Thursday, July 21, 2016

I'm Disappointed in GW

The only candidate who was smart enough to read the mood of the nation and who had the guts to speak his mind - without a filter - was Donald Trump. The other 16 candidates in the running either spoke in sound bites (Rubio), or simply were left in the dust early (Jeb!).

The most disappointing part of the Republican National Convention is George W. Bush's failure to take the stage and endorse Donald Trump. I realize that Trump criticized the former president, but every word he said was true. Presidents make mistakes and GW is a genuinely nice guy - and even a humble man after a fashion. 

Many Republicans are unhappy with Trump over style, but times change, Trump won and he laid on more primary votes than any Republican in history. It's no small thing for a non-politician to do.

Jeb, the dullest knife in the Bush drawer didn't do well despite spending $100 million and the reason is clear. The public didn't want him. I'm surprised that he received 4 electoral votes for his trouble (for a third place finish in New Hampshire).

Jeb clearly didn't have the energy to show up at the RNC and fulfill his written pledge to support the nominee.

Last Man to the Party

I haven't commented much on the RNC because it spoke for itself. The blogs have been discussing the Cruz speech, the Cruz decision to decline to endorse Donald Trump and getting booed for his effort.  However, I thought that I'd throw my cracker into the soup.

Ted hopes to be president in 2020 but his move tonight didn't take him in that direction with anyone but the bitter 'never Trump' people. And there aren't that many of them. Cruz wasn't bringing unification to the Party and he wasn't a good sport. Nobody in Washington DC likes Ted. Trump beat him in his stronghold states in the South and his religious rhetoric doesn't play very strong at all. He would have been better off pulling a Kasich and staying home like a spoiled child.

Ted helped Trump tonight, because the crowd defended Trump. As Cruz was concluding his speech the crowd broke out in cheers, not for the Senator, but for the nominee, Donald Trump as he entered the arena to listen to his son’s speech and timed to show Cruz who the Party chose. (win, lose or draw)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Alien: Covenant

An Engineer and his Xenomorph
I realize that my personal film viewing choices may be different than yours. That's how it goes. However for those of you who enjoy science fiction and enjoyed Ridley Scott's "Promethius", "Alien: Covenant"  (the sequel or "Promethius 2") wrapped its principal photography and is scheduled to be released in August 4, 2017.

IN SPACE, 
NOBODY CAN HEAR YOU SCREAM

The Plot: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise but which is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the "synthetic" David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.





If I can be said to be a movie fan, I usually don't miss the Alien, Predator or Star Trek franchise blockbusters because they are usually well done and they are entertaining. Since embarking on the second Alien franchise (beginning with Promethius), Ridley Scott has done his usual outstanding job creating suspense, a bit of horror and an overall good space/science fiction drama.

The nice thing about much of Scott's work is that it's original. It's not the fifteenth remake of Spiderman. I realize that these films tend to draw in a 'cult following' and I'm not one of those folks. I don't attend Comicon or dress up to go see a film. But I do like to be entertained.

And not to be outdone, there is a sequel to Predators in the works, but that can wait for another blog post.