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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Dear Student Protesters

You're being played for fools.

Let me explain.  Back in the day - when I was your age, say the late 1970's - when we went to school, part of the learning experience was something called, "critical thinking".  Based upon what I see, hear and read, that's no longer a part of the Educational Experience.

What's "critical thinking"?  It's being taught, trained and encouraged to question and evaluate everything.  More specifically, it is about identifying a problem, taking a set of facts or circumstances, evaluating that data, and coming up with an opinion or solution that will solve whatever problem you're tackling at the moment.

Critical Thinking uses logic and reason, and leaves emotion out of the solution.  Propaganda - a political tool - on the other hand, uses emotion at its core.

Before I get into the Critical Thinking area, I want to delve into the core of the propaganda campaign that's been in place for decades, but has gone into overdrive since the election of Trump.

Public teachers, the media and Democrat politician - all with socialist political agendas (as opposed to wanting to actually slow or halt school shootings) have propagandized your brains that, Guns Are Evil.

Why would they say this about an inanimate object?  Take a loaded gun, place it on a table, and see how no one gets hurt until someone pulls the trigger.  This isn't about about gun control, it's about control, period.

You're being trained to never question authority.  That starts with being trained to take what your teacher says as gospel.  If a teacher tells you something, just do it, don't question it.

Seriously, when have you ever been told to question anything one of your teachers has told you?  When I was your age, we had entire classes devoted solely to questioning what was being said, and this wasn't even the debate club!

Here's a question:  If a teacher stated in class that "guns kill" and they should all be banned because nothing good ever comes from guns - and you then challenged that statement - what would happen?

Here's a student who did an anti-gun control video for a class project.  The police were called, he was suspended, and was required to undergo a 5 hour psych evaluation before he could return to school.

All for producing A VIDEO that espoused beliefs contrary to the teacher and school.  That's scary as hell.

And it's not just students.  Here's a teacher who questioned the students whether they thought the administrators would be as supportive of students leaving the school to protest at a conservative anti-abortion rally as they were of the liberal anti-gun rally.

She was put on leave for simply asking her students the question.

It is so much mindless drivel, it has me worried about your generation.  This weekend, I watched some interviews of some students at one of the marches.  A number of them were asked, "What is an assault rifle"?  Despite carrying signs saying they needed to be banned, the students couldn't answer the question.  How is that possible?

That's propaganda at work.  Stir the masses towards the desired ideology, and denigrate, humiliate AND PUNISH those that dare not join in the group-think.

Propaganda removes the "reality" component, and only presents the Nirvana argument.  "Imagine a world without guns.  No student deaths!" 

As you'll see below, the number of guns per capita has little to do with the number of murders committed.


Alright, let's get to the crux of your protests:  Keeping you from getting killed while you're in school.  An outstanding goal, and something I think everyone in America can agree with.

Your teachers, school administrators, and their funding sources are using emotion - propaganda, not logic and reason - to persuade your actions.  They're telling you, "KIDS DIED BY GUNS, SO IF WE BAN GUNS, NO MORE KIDS WILL DIE!!!", or some similar, simplistic solution.

And you're falling for it.

Let's introduce some facts into the discussion - some facts I'm guessing you're never allowed to hear in school.

Fact:  All public K-12 schools in America are Gun Free Zones.  98% of mass shootings have happened in Gun Free Zones (either by law, such as at schools and libraries, or by the choice of the property owner, such as at movie theaters and churches).

Why?  As stated earlier, it's about control.  They emotionally say, "we don't want guns around kids" - an idea easily sold - without thinking about the unintended consequences.  The laws control the law-abiding masses, but they can't control the threat - those criminals who don't obey the laws and bring guns - and use them for murder - on unprotected campus'.

Have you noticed that none of these mass shootings happen at police stations?  Why do you think that is?  I'll tell you why: they know they will have resistance to their attack - via the guns most of the people in the station are carrying - and they will end up dead before they can complete their twisted mission.

Fact:  Go to any Department of Education in any local school district,  state or federal government facility, and they have limited access points and armed guards.

Why?  Because they believe they are better than you, and deserve safety.  Through their actions, they are saying the lives of the administrators are more important than the lives of the children they're supposed to be protecting.  The elite - the bosses - are more important to The Greater Good than the Little People - in this case, that would be you.  If this weren't true then on the same date the DOE buildings got access points and guards, the schools would have gotten them, too.  Read Animal Farm by George Orwell for further clarification.  You'll see how in socialist ideology, "Some animals are more equal than others."

Fact:  Every mass shooting has been ended by someone using a gun.  Either the criminal took their own life, the police used guns to apprehend or kill the criminal, or they were stopped by a private citizen with a gun.

Why?  Because force can only be defeated with force.  I know, it goes against the Nirvana Ideology you've been fed, but this is the real world.  These criminals aren't there to be reasoned with or talked out of their deeds.  They have a twisted mission to take out as many people as they are able, and maybe, just maybe get out of there alive.  But only after the bodies have been stacked like cord wood in the hallways.

Fact:  No law has ever stopped a crime from being committed, be it a gun law, an immigration law, a murder law, a theft law or a drug law.  Laws codify what society deems to be unacceptable behavior, then prescribes the punishment for breaking the law.

Why?  Laws are words on a piece of paper.  Criminals disregard those words and act as they see fit, even when they know the punishment if caught.
To summarize this collection of facts:  By law, no guns are allowed on school campus' or other Gun Free Zones, yet nearly all mass shootings happen on these properties.  The laws written on paper have offered the people on these properties no protection from the people who have chosen to break the law.  These criminals with guns are only stopped by other people with guns, and the people responsible for the safety of these properties work in buildings where they themselves are protected by other people with guns.
Now, you can disagree with my opinions stated earlier, but you cannot refute these facts.

One of the suggestions from your propagandist administrators and teachers is that we model the gun laws in Australia.  Here are some facts - and citations for you to verify - regarding the US, El Salvador (highest murder rate in the world) and your supposed savior, Australia.

The population figures are all around 2015 or 2016, with the murder rate from Wikipedia done for 2015.  These were the closest dates I could find, and if you do the math, the difference in murder rate is little more than a rounding error.

At first glance, you might say, "Well damn!  See, the Australian model works!  The US is nearly 5 times higher.  Ban the guns, let's save some lives!"

OK, now here's the big kick in the nut sack.

Personally, I don't care how someone tries to kill me - I'm just as dead whether I'm killed by a baseball bat, someone placing a bomb on my front doorstep, poison, strangulation or a gun.  I'm guessing you're the same.

The propaganda you've been fed basically says that if we get rid of all guns, murders will cease to exist, or they'll go way, way down.

Since guns are the topic at hand, let's assume that every one of those murders listed above was committed by some sort of gun.  We know that not to be true, but let's make that assumption for what follows.


Population:  Herehere and here
Total murders and murder rates:  Here
Guns per 100 citizens:  Here

You'll note that most of these citations are Wikipedia - no friend of guns.

Well, well, well, old "gun free" Australia actually has a buttload of guns, and ....... WTF?!  If you compare the number of murders with the number of guns ('cause all murders are committed by guns, remember), well, HOLY SHIT!, it actually has a murder rate over 1 and a half times that of the good ol' USA!

But wait, it doesn't have more murders.  I don't understand.  I thought more guns = more murders.  If we then compare the Aussies to El Salvador, which has 56% fewer guns per capita, but hundreds of times more murders, you've got a migraine the size of  Michael Moore's fat ass.

If you're being honest and unemotional, you can only come to one conclusion:
It's not the guns, it's the people using them.
And you now have the facts to prove it.

Well that's just great.  We know it's not the gun itself that's causing the problem, but what do we do NOW to stop these killings at Gun Free Zones?

I gave the detailed answer the day of the Florida school shooting.  I'll recap it again:

Short-term (like right-damned-now) we harden the schools to limit access and provide armed security at those access points - just like is done for the elites - the school administrators and all of the politicians writing the laws.

I personally think it's a great idea to give teachers who have received their Concealed Carry Permits the authority to carry on campus.  Same with other citizens with Permits - have them work the access points.  They're all carrying a gun everywhere else they're going, why would we limit them when they're on campus where they're needed the most?

I'll leave the details and preferences for you to voice to your teachers and administrators.  Whether it's  citizens and teachers, or adding more police officers or hired security, I really don't care.  But I think using citizens will help add a sense of community to the endeavor.

The long-term fix is more difficult.  Way more difficult and will likely never happen.

We need to allow kids to fix their own problems, and return our reward system to only recognize actual achievement, not just participation.  In fact, we must encourage them to do so from their earliest years.  We've got you kids and young adults trained to turn to a teacher, administrator, parent or counselor to fix their problems.  And whatever you do, you get a star, and certificate or a trophy, even when you didn't work to get it.

Someone says something mean and is being a bully - tell a teacher.
Play a sport or instrument, or participate in an activity - get an award regardless of your contribution.

Real life doesn't work that way.

The result is kids growing up not knowing how to deal with shitty situations.  If they ask for help and don't get it, their only route to satisfaction is to have a temper tantrum.  That tantrum may range from needing a "safe space" to shooting up a school.

Success in life is dependent upon your ability to make difficult decisions.  Throughout your youth, you're never given the opportunity to deal with adversity and failure.  Someone else always figures it out for you.  There's always a safety net to catch your ass.

Real life doesn't give a damn how delicate you may be.  Solve problems, carry your own weight, produce value or get out of the way.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

#NeverAgain - The Practical And Non-Emotional Version

For your Oscar Party chit-chat between commercials.....  Originally posted at the BoomerPreps Facebook page:

The rich, pompous, protected-by-armed-guards Hollywood elites will flap their gums in mock righteous indignation at tonight's award ceremony (which I hope none of you are watching). Their rally cry will be #NeverAgain. Well, I've got some #NeverAgain items to add to your list that will actually stop or minimize the slaughter of our school children.

#NeverAgain will we be lulled into a feel-good false sense of security by putting up "Gun Free Zone" signs in an attempt to stop homicidal maniacs.

#NeverAgain will we put our trust in any bureaucracy to keep us safe. Background checks, visits by the police and tips to federal authorities all get overlooked, time and again. Our safety is our personal responsibility.

#NeverAgain will we make it legal for teachers, administrators or other school employees who have been properly trained and vetted, to be disarmed in the place where we most need them armed.

#NeverAgain will we allow the actions of a homicidal maniac to influence and restrict the access to firearms owned and used safely by millions and millions of law-abiding Americans.

#NeverAgain will we stand silent when the ACTIONS of an individual are ignored, and the blame is placed on the inanimate object he used for mass murder.

#NeverAgain will we allow Political Correctness and Social Engineering of school districts to prevent the arrest, suspension or expulsion of dangerous students from our schools. Your actions have consequences in the real world. Teach them that lesson while they're still young.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another Gun Free Zone Slaughter - And THE Solution

Yet another Gun Free Zone got all shot to shit, with 17 dead.  Apparently, only the Gun Grabbers are surprised by this with their immediate calls that, "Something must be done!!!".

This problem - Gun Free Zones becoming Free Fire Zones - is not going to stop until we do two things - one short-term, and one long-term.  Oh, and the Gun Grabbers and their ilk will not agree with either one of these.

First, let's get some points of agreement:

1.  Any place in the world that does not have a physical deterrent to bad guys is considered a "soft target" and will always be their first choice of attack.  This is why churches, schools, markets/malls, theaters, etc., are nearly always the targets of the attackers.  Lots of people and little or no defense against an attack.

2.  We're into at least our second generation of kids who have not been taught how to deal with adversity.

3.  You will never, EVER be able to stop all mass killings.  I don't care how badly you want to wish it away, humans are violent, have always harmed each other, and will continue to do so.  What we can do - must do - is minimize the damage from each individual event.
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The liberal, Gun Grabber Fix is wholly useless.  Their demand that background checks be done, and High Capacity (actually, regular capacity) magazines and the guns to which they're attached be banned, are both useless as tits on a bull.

In virtually every mass shooting, the guns were either purchased legally, or were stolen.  Duh.

So, the ones that were purchased legally - so far, without exception, through gun dealers that administered background checks - does nothing.  (This is, once again, the case with the current shooter).  Either the person was normal at the time, or The System fucked up and, even though they had the information that the buyer was not eligible for a purchase, approved the buyer anyways.  Death by bureaucracy.

And it's already illegal to steal shit, so making another Feel-Good law ("At least we did SOMETHING!!") making it even MORE illegal to steal guns, is again, useless.

It's akin to issuing a protective order against someone.  To someone intent on doing harm, a restraining order is as effective in stopping them as the paper it's written on.

So let's just ban the Evil Black Guns all together, m'kay?  How has that worked in Mexico?  Hell, guns are basically illegal yet Mexico has dead, bullet-riddled bodies stacked like cord wood in the streets.

And making the government the sole holder of weapons has worked out perfectly every time it's been done.  Just ask the people from Stalin's Russia, Hitler's Germany and Pol Pot's Cambodia.

And do you really think that law abiding American's are going to give up their guns without a fight?  Seriously?  There's a meme out there along the lines of, "There are a trillion rounds of ammunition and 200 million guns in private hands in America.  If there was a gun problem, you'd know about it!"  Try to confiscate those guns, and you'd know about it in short order.
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So how 'bout we do something that is actually effective in stopping - or at least minimizing - the carnage wrought by people with evil intent?

Short-Term Fix:  Physically Harden Our Society

This includes physical barriers to limit access, and a greater ability of citizens to physically defend themselves and others.  We're actually seeing progress on both of these things slowly happening, but the pace needs to quicken.

Physical barriers - I think it's very important that these barriers not have the appearance of a prison.  We're seeing some larger cities install those posts along roads where pedestrians are present that will stop a car or truck from just mowing down people.  They also make them look like tree pots.

For things like schools, you MUST limit the entry/exit points.  If schools need money, it needs to go here, and not into the pockets of the liberal teacher's unions.

Each school should only have AT MOST 2 or 3 access points where you can actually come in contact with students and staff.  And (here's the kicker) each of those points needs to be manned by at least two armed individuals.

Notice I said "individuals" and not "police officers".  I guarantee you that if individuals with Concealed Carry Permits were offered the opportunity to spend a few hours a day, one or two days a week to stand guard at each of the access points, you'd have a waiting list a mile long.

Why at least two persons per access point?  Because, if like the shooter in Florida, the bad guy shoots someone before they enter the campus, the back-up can sound the alarm, and then return fire.

And it wouldn't cost the school a dime, other than the time it takes for scheduling.

Along those same lines, if a teacher or administrator has their permit, encourage them to carry as well.

What the above mentioned items also do is to help build a sense of community.  Neighbors looking out for each other.

Now, the liberal response will be, "All of those guns around those children will make them less safe!".


Right now, if a teacher, administrator, janitor or whatever employee wanted to shoot up a school, they could do it.  Nothing could stop them from wholesale slaughter right now, this very second, in every school in America.

Except another teacher with a gun.

In conjunction with this normalized gun policy, we absolutely MUST exorcise this concept of Gun Free Zones from America.  It is simply the liberal mindset of a Utopian society.

If we put up signs, or disallow guns via legislation, guns will never be present.  Kumbaya, brother.

Good God, that hurts my head.  Sorry, cupcake, your world doesn't exist and it never will.  What is so horrific in your world view is that to be safe, everyone must first be assumed to be guilty - or at least pre-disposed - towards hurting others.  We're taking away your rights for the Greater Good.  So, like the late-great state of California ( and NY, CT, MA, IL, et al), you take away the ability of good, decent citizens to arm themselves, because The Nanny State thinks them all to be threats.

And this, despite all of the evidence to the contrary in Shall-Issue states.  America needs to wake the hell up.
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Buckle up, comrades.  If the short-term fix caused you emergency Safe Space occupancy, the long-term fix will bring on a full-force melt-down.

Long-Term Fix:  Mentally Harden Our Society

If I had to put a date on when the tipping point occurred, I'd say it was October 1, 1993.  That was the day when Polly Klaas was abducted.  This sweet 12 year old girl was taken from her mother's home and strangled to death.

It scared the hell out of America.  The thought that Small Town America could have strangers entering homes and killing children spread panic throughout America.

The response was to smother your kids with protection and to micro-manage their lives ("helicopter moms").  This full-control ideology seamlessly flowed into the schools of America where, again, everything is managed for you.  If there's a bully, or if someone says or does something you don't like, it is actually against the rules to fix it yourself - you MUST have the (State) school do it for you.

The result has been kids growing up without the ability to solve problems on their own.  The message drilled into our children's heads is, "The State will take care of you."

I remember when my boys were in grammar school in the late 1990's, and they came home with a paper saying that if they were physically attacked at school - and subsequently defended themselves - both the aggressor and my child would be suspended.  The only acceptable response was for my child to turn tail, and find a teacher.

I damned near lost my mind.  I had a talk with them that was clear as rain:  If someone physically hurts you, you WILL defend yourself until they stop.  I told them that they would NEVER be punished by me or my wife for defending themselves.  Never.  I told them that I would take any heat that was dealt out by school officials, and if they were in fact suspended, I'd take the time off work and spend it with them.

(I also made it painfully clear that if they started the aggression, there would be hell to pay.  They believed me).

Around this same time is when the Participation Trophy came to prominence.  It didn't matter what activity mom signed you up for, even if you sucked at it, you got a pat on the head.  Performance was irrelevant.  Reward without effort.

The result of that is kids who expect to get recognition and recompense regardless of their actions or efforts.

Combine those two, and we now have a generation-and-a-half of humans who have been trained to never deal with adversity, and who expect a positive outcome for everything they do (or don't do).  Like a small child, they have been trained that if they throw a hissy fit, they will get attention and what they want.

So, if I've been trained that the State is going to take care of all of my needs, and then the State does something I don't like, what's the outcome going to be?

If I don't have any coping skills, and I'm now not getting the positive outcome I want, well, I'm gonna explode.  I'm gonna throw a tantrum.  If society is lucky, it will just be someone who has a meltdown in a mall, and they just get escorted away and a new prescription for happy drugs.  On the other end of the spectrum, we get a school, church, business or large gathering place all shot to hell, and people die.

Our Cupcake Du Jour - Nikolas Cruz - falls in the latter category.  He was expelled from the school he shot up, his parents recently died, and supposedly, there's a girl who scorned him.

In his eyes, society has shit in his Coco Puffs, and he's going to show them all who's boss the only way he knows how.

The fix for this is both simple and impossible:  We must allow and encourage our children to fix their own problems.  At home, at school, and eventually, at work.

It's never going to happen, though.  Why?  Because that means giving up control in the schools, and centralized control is the core of socialist ideology.  The socialist teachers and administrators will never just teach kids reading, and history, and math.  They see it as their obligation - their mission - to also show them their world view that obedience to authority is paramount.  Without solidarity there can be no society.  None of this individualism, personal excellence or grabbing for the brass ring nonsense.  Those are the ideas of the evil capitalists.

You must work for, and be subservient to the Greater Good.  We Are Borg.  If some kids get killed, or a theater or church gets shot up, well, that's just collateral damage in furtherance of the final goal.
One death is a tragedy;  one million is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin
You're nothing but cannon fodder for the socialists.  But they have the propaganda game down pat.

Hey, we'll fix your interpersonal problems.  We'll feed you.  We'll give you happy drugs.  We'll house and clothe you.  We'll give you some walking around money.  But we demand unwavering obedience.

If you take away the school's ability to make the child's life easier - by fixing their problems and filling their bellies - you take away their power to persuade.

So this is going to have to fall on the shoulders of the parents.  I am not optimistic.

The first batch of kids that were indoctrinated with this statist mentality are now parents.  Most don't know any better than to do the same with their kids.

Some are, gratefully, turning to home schooling.  It's a tough road to hoe, but many are doing it.  Not only are you paying the taxes for the drones in public school, but you've got to pay for the text books and study guides to teach your kid, plus give up a source of income of the parent who stays home to teach their child.

God Bless every home that is trying to get out of the grip of the State.  It's a horrible place to be.
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So, we're down to only implementing the short-term solution, and even that will be an uphill battle.  The money might be appropriated to reconfigure the schools to limit physical access, but there won't be wide-spread acceptance of armed citizens in schools.
We don't let them have ideas.  Why would we let them have guns?
Joseph Stalin
Disarmament is an important secondary goal of all good socialists.  If The Deplorables don't have guns, they can't resist when things get really sporty.  They sure as hell can't let some uncouth Red Neck look good saving kids in a school.  It goes counter to the propaganda that All Guns Are Evil.

The Central Committee says, "Nyet.  Not gonna happen."

Sleep tight, America, and say a prayer for the next batch of kids that will be shot up at another school in this land.  It's a foregone conclusion.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Your Own Personal "Shithole" Country Test

NEWS FLASH!!  HOT STOCK TIP!! Buy stock in Victoria's Secret, Fruit-Of-The-Loom and Jockey, because there are so many panties bunched up into wads, they're all going to need to be replaced.

The latest wadding occurred when President Trump ALLEGEDLY made comments about stopping the flow of dollars to, and people from "shithole" countries.

Although the source of these alleged comments was the lying piece of crap, Sen. Dick-head Durbin, let's assume every word The Dick Head says Trump uttered was correct.

What's the definition of a Shithole country?  I'm here to help, and it's really, really easy.  Here we go, kids:

Answer me this:  Would you and your spouse pay for a vacation to this country with your pre-teen boy and girl children or grandchildren,  where you would all freely visit 80% of the country (every country has shitholes in it) day or night?

If you answered yes, it's not a shithole.  If you answered no, it IS a shithole.

Easy, right?  Put your money where your mouth is, or STFU.

Of course, the Leftist Press flipped this into a racist comment.  Even from the most Trump-despising "reporting", I saw not a single mention of anyone's race or color.  Just that he said or implied that certain countries sucked ass.  Somehow, when talking about countries, the actual meaning is racism.  WTF?

Typical of them to infer what Trump actually meant without him even saying it.

The one that kills me is Haiti.  Clearly a shithole, has been for, well, forever.  But, on that same rock - Hispaniola - is the Dominican Republic.  The per capita GDP for Haiti is around $1,800.  For the Dominican Republic - remember, it's on the same rock - the per capita GDP is a bit over $17,000 - more than a 9-fold greater economic force.

Same damned rock, one country is a shithole, the other is not.  Trump must be employing reverse-racism with regards to the Dominican Republic.  HATER!!!

Even Haiti's also-mentioned shithole brother, El Salvador has a higher per capita GDP at $4,700.  It is THE BEST at something, though:  It has the highest murder rate in Central America at 108.69 per 100,000 citizens (the US is a laggard at 4.88 per 100K).  Wanna go to Central America?  Go to Panama, with a per capita GDP of $13,600 and the lowest murder rate in the region at 11.38/100K

It's all about choices.  We owe these shithole countries nothing.  Not money, time, citizenship or anything.  Our own country has enough actual ills where that money - our money - would be better spent.

Xenophobic, racist, "small tent", hater, bigot - call me whatever you'd like.  I couldn't give a rabbit turd about what I'm called.  As much as the liberals would have you believe otherwise, we're not made of money.  Look to our deficit for proof.

These shithole countries - if they want to change their designation - need to look to their prosperous, self-sufficient neighbors, and follow their example.  Our charity leads to an unmotivated populous, which perpetuates their poverty.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Great "White Privilege" Con

So, I'm be-bopping around on Facebook, and run across this "must see" Facebook post titled, "If someone doesn't understand privilege, show them this".  There's a video, and it has been watched over 24 million times.

Dumb-ass me, I get sucked in and watch it.  Blood pressure instantaneously shoots into the 300's.

Well, I'm going to ask you to watch it as well, so when I tear it a new asshole down below, you'll have some context for the comments.

Now, go take your BP medicine, chase it with a cup of Chamomile tea, and watch.  Sorry I had to do this to you.

Ok, here we go.....

Right off the bat, as is espoused by the leftists and their Identity Politics ideology, each race is lumped into one, homogeneous blob.  No individual excellence, effort or talent is acceptable.  This view on life disgusts me, but I'm going to play by their rules - all blacks are alike, all whites are alike, all Hispanics are alike, all Asians are alike.

The supposed analogy of success in a foot race being similar to success in life is absurd and simple-minded.  How do you compare an event that takes seconds with one that spans your lifetime?  Well, you do it when you're selling an idea that is full of shit, and has no basis in reality.

This is nothing more than a leftist propaganda piece designed to make whites feel bad about their earned success, and blacks to feel good about their earned failures.

After the introduction, the "Two Steps Forward" charade begins (queue important, powerful, insightful, maybe even melancholy music).  Did you notice how all of the people that stepped forward were white, and not a single one was black?  Really?  Not a single black there had any of these things?  Bullshit.  But I get it - that doesn't make for a good propaganda video, so it doesn't make the final cut.

When the happy whites jumped forward, the camera immediately cuts to the close-up face of a sad black.  Those whites are happy that the blacks are sad!  Bad, bad whites! 

Joseph Goebbels would be proud!  "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth."  That's White Privilege in a nutshell.  It's a great con.

The message of this propaganda piece is:  Whites have what they have because of privilege, not effort.  No personal choice was involved whatsoever.  Because of this privilege, whites have an unfair, unearned headstart in life that keeps blacks perpetually behind whites economically.  If blacks only had a fair chance, they'd kick the economic shit out of whites.

Let's look at each of the 8 pieces of the Two-Step Privilege Pie -

1.  If both of your parents parents are still married

The Guilt Monger (the guy talking) actually comes right out of the chute with the single most important item.  While he's right that more whites are in dual parent families - and that is HUGELY important in successfully raising a child - his framing of the item is (not surprisingly) all wrong.

WHITE ADULTS HAVE MADE THE CHOICE to maintain nuclear families, and blacks have rejected it in hoards.  Let's introduce some facts into this discussion:

In 1960 - just before the Civil Rights Act - 22% of black families were single parent.  9% of white families were the same.

By 2011, 67% of blacks were single parent families, compared to 25% for whites.

To put this into Simple Talk for the propagandists, two-thirds of black families CHOOSE TO UNDERMINE THE FUTURE SUCCESS OF THEIR CHILDREN by producing kids without two parents being there to raise them.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

2.  If you grew up with a father figure in the home

The Guilt Monger got lazy on this one.  It's an extension of the first item.  In 1960, 91% of those single parent black families were headed by women.  In 2006, it's virtually the same - 91.4%, only now there are three times the number of single parent families.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

3.  If you had access to a private education

Continuing the theme of, "You didn't do shit to get where you are", The Guilt Monger tries to make  whites feel guilty for the good choices they made in life - namely putting great importance on the education of their children.

Personal story:  My wife and I paid for private school for both of our boys up through the 8th grade.  Our thinking was, we'd give them the very best education possible so that when they started high school and became adults in our society, they'd kick ass and take names (it worked, by the way!).

Oh, I forgot:  During 4 of those years, I was under- or un-employed (odd jobs, temp work, night shift pick-up work, commission sales).  I did whatever it took to bring money into our family.  We were heavily dependent upon my wife's clerical job, AND BOTH OF US DID WITHOUT so our kids could succeed.

It's nothing heroic.  It's your fucking job as a parent!

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

4.  If you had access to a free tutor growing up

OK, pump the brakes there, cupcake!  Show me one public school district in America that doesn't have after-school tutoring, OR special ed classes for those falling behind, and I'll show you a public school district that isn't in America, or one in a liberal jurisdiction where the district has pissed away the funding.

It takes effort, you pukes.  Both on the part of the parent and the student.  If you don't want to take advantage of the opportunity, well, that's your choice.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

5.  If you never had to worry about having your cell phone shut off

WTF?  The Guilt Monger is really stretching on this one.  Not being able to chat up your buddies or sexting with your BF/GF is one of the causes of your downfall?

Holy shit, GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT.  Here's a White Privilege Tip:  If you have to make a choice between a cell phone and ANYTHING that will make you more educated or employable, choose the latter.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

6.  If you never had to help mom or dad with the bills

First of all, go re-read the previous comments about parents making good economic and educational decisions for their kids.

Not surprisingly, again, The Guilt Monger got this one ass-backwards.  If the parents failed in their primary job of providing for their family, and the kid had to kick in to help out (which is what nuclear families do), these kids should be the ones taking the two steps forward.

They have now tasted reality.  Seen first hand that sometimes bad things happen to good people.  That life isn't always fair.

They learned to deal with it.  Maybe they had to get a minimum wage job to fill in the gaps.  That experience in and of itself was educational:  Get an education so you don't need to work in minimum wage jobs that won't pay you enough to live on.

If you have to work as a kid to support your family, the head of household fucked up.  They didn't get educated enough for the well-paying job needed to raise a family, or they spend all of their money instead of saving for a rainy day, or they weren't motivated enough to do whatever was needed to pay the bills.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

7.  If it wasn't because of your athletic ability, you didn't have to pay for college

Hot cup of racism, anyone?  Holy shit.  The Guilt Monger implies that the only way blacks go to college is via an athletic scholarship, and whites via merit scholarship (ACTUAL scholarship).

More importantly, so what if it WERE true?  Why should whites feel guilty because they studied, got good grades, rose to the top of their class, and went to college because of their effort?  Maybe that's what they're good at.  If a black can go to college because he or she is good at sports, who fucking cares?  They are still being given the opportunity to attend college and get a higher education.

If you don't want to take advantage of that opportunity, you're a fucking idiot.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

8.  If you never worried where your next meal was going to come from

Ughhh.  More from The Guilt Monger on parental bad choices.  School meals, food charities, public assistance.  If your kid is truly worried about food, you're fucking up big-time, and are a lazy piece of shit to boot.

And I should feel guilty about their shitty choices, why?

Not satisfied with the superficial white guilt, The Guilt Monger piled on with these quotes:

I want all of you guys up front to turn around and look (whites turn around to see blacks behind them).  Feel white guilt because of our bullshit exercise.

Every statement I've made has nothing to do with anything you have done.  False as discussed above, and it DOES have everything to do with what their parents have done.

We would be foolish to not recognize we've been given more opportunity.  We don't want to recognize we've been given a head start.  I recognize the shit out of it.  I was given an opportunity by my parents, and I gave the same opportunity to my children.  I hope they continue the trend with their kids.

Because the reality is, if this was a fair race, and everyone was back on that line, I guarantee you some of these black dudes would smoke all of you.  Nice racist statement, you piece of shit.  Continue the stereotype that the only way blacks succeed is through athletic prowess.

And it's only because you've had this big of a head start that you're going to win this race called life.  Go fuck yourself, asshole.  Me and my kids will win our own personal races because of the life decisions we've made.  Us winning will not stop blacks from winning, too.  They just need to start making good decisions, too.

Nothing you've done has put you in the lead you have right now.  Again, go pump a cat.  Make a propaganda video on that.

If you didn't learn anything from this activity, you're a fool.  FINALLY, something we agree upon.  I learned that The Guilt Monger has digested the leftist ideology of victimhood, hook, line and sinker, and refuses to see things as they truly are.  I hope that at least some of the 24 million people that have watched his propaganda were able to see through his bullshit as well.

Roll screen shots of biblical passage.  Hey, try these on for size:
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Timothy 5:8 
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
James 4:17

Last thoughts:

Does racism exist?  Oh hell yes.  When it's done through jobs or education, it's illegal.  If you've been discriminated against, what did you do about it?

Did you just sit back and bitch about it, or did you do something to fix the problem?  Did you go to the NAACP local chapter, tell them your story and have them represent you in a case against the offender?  If not, why not?

If the organization didn't help you, why not?  Isn't that what they're there for?  According to them,
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Shit, I agree with everything there, but I can't find a damned thing on their website where they actually did any of that stuff.  All kinds of donation and membership stuff, and promotions for TV shows and their national convention, but no accomplishments.

Even their separate Legal Defense Fund shows squat.

Why's that?  Consider this...
There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs. 
--Booker T. Washington

Don't allow yourself to think of yourself as a victim.  Think of yourself as a doer.  You're an individual - not a demographic sector - who can accomplish anything you want to work for.

And if you're a black man, take it upon yourself to find a black boy, and teach him what it really means to be a self-reliant, responsible man.  Lead by example.

Make a difference.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Leaches and The Band of Thieves

Holy crap, folks, it's been a while.  I have had so much I've wanted to write about, but life and business keep getting into the way!

So, today, I got my now-annual email from the CPA that does the books for my precious metals store.  Was it full of, "Way to go" or "Fix this now" or "You're right on track" missives for the business?


It was yet another email telling me I've got to, "pay my fair share" of the outstanding debt the asswipes in Sacramento encumbered the state.

Back when the economy crashed in 2008, California decided it was a good idea to extend the unemployment insurance payments.  Normally, you get 26 weeks of payments.  The spendthrifts in Sacramento decided to extend that to 99 week.  Yeah, roughly 2 years of unemployment payments.

Just one little problem:  They didn't have the cash.  No problem!  They just borrowed it from the federal government.  All they had to do was pay it back in a couple of years out of the General Fund, and it's all good!

I know this will shock you to your core, but Sacramento didn't pay its bill.  When Cali decided not to pay it, the burden fell to business owners.  Shocking, right?

Last year, I had to pay an extra lump sum $126 per employee.  This year, it's $145 each.  Merry Christmas to one and all!

There's still an outstanding balance of over $600,000,000 (that's six-hundred-million dollars, boys and girls).   I'm guessing I'll be getting another similar email around Christmas next year, too.

And Sacramento wonders why businesses are fleeing the state....

My perspective on taxes is quite straight-forward.  And shockingly, it follows the Constitution:

State and local government is responsible for the following:  The legal system, Infrastructure, and public safety  In all of these areas, every single citizen must have equal access to those services.

Legal:  To establish and enforce laws,  to settle disputes between citizens via the courts, and to pass sentencing for criminals.

Infrastructure:  Roads, bridges, water systems, parks, schools, etc. - whatever the state or local citizens want that's not empowered to the Feds.

Public Safety:  Police, fire, medics.  Could also include restaurant inspections (a obscene waste of public monies), business licensing (another huge waste) or anything the state and local citizens say they want.

For the federal government, you get those three things (the military and Naturalization - border control - being added to the Public Safety category), plus they get to ensure the safety of our money (HA HA HA HA HA!) and our foreign policy.  Importantly, the Tenth Amendment is adhered to strongly - if a power wasn't specifically granted to the feds, it's a state power.

It's all pretty clearly laid out in Article 1, sections 8, 9 and 10 of the Constitution.  Go look for yourself.  As unbelievable as it sounds to many Americans, I'm not making this shit up.  Really.

At all levels of government, nothing else.  Especially charity.  Charity is an individual decision.  It is theft to force me to pay to enrich someone else.  Period.

an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need.
synonyms:nonprofit organization, voluntary organization, charitable institution; More
the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need.
synonyms:financial assistance, aidwelfarerelief, financial relief; More

Charity at the various government levels is called welfare, public assistance, a hand up, subsidized housing, blah, blah, blah.  The common thread is that money is taken by force from the many, and given to the few.  The concept of equal access is a foreign one with these charity programs.

Why in the hell am I being forced to pay for someone else's life decisions?  If you got pregnant at age 14, why should I pay for the food and housing for you and your child?  If you decided to not pay attention in school and you end up a functional illiterate, why should I pay to give you training when you get older?  Here's a good one:  If you have a multiple birth (triplets, etc.) or give birth to a child with metal or physical problems, why should I pay for their treatment and care?

Just asking these questions gets you labeled as a hater, a bigot and a soul-less monster.  Think of the children!

I call Bullshit!

In every single issue listed above, and any other government hand-out program, there is a private sector solution.  Without exception.  All funded by private money.

It may not be as generous (with our money) as the recipient would like, but they are almost always more effective.  Why?  They can discriminate.  For instance, if you're in a government-funded drug re-hab program, you can go for as long as you want.  In free private programs, you can go for as long as THEY want.  Fall off the wagon, and you're out of luck.

It's called an incentive to perform.  You want free, you're going to have to work for it.

Look at our WIC and similar food programs.  The more kids you spit out, the more money you get.  You have no incentive to act responsibly.  In fact, you're encouraged to do just the opposite.

Historically, you were responsible for your lot in life.  You could change it if you so desired.  Sometimes you were dealt a shitty hand.  You made the best of it as you could.  Sometimes you succeeded, sometimes you failed.

But you and those around you learned from the experience. 

You saw that there were bad consequences for abusing drugs or alcohol.  You ended up dead or broke if you made the wrong choices. 

You didn't have kids until you could feed, clothe and house them.

You knew that you needed skills or knowledge to get and keep jobs that paid your bills.

The concept of, "living within your means" is a foreign one to so many Americans.  With all of our government, "safety nets" why should you act personally responsible?

Now, get pregnant by choice out of wedlock, you get free food and housing, and an Obama phone to chat up your homies.

Now, spend all of your money on vacations and toys, then claim poverty and get a check and free medical for life.

Now, have the education and skills to flip burgers, and you earn $30,000 a year full time.

There's no accountability for past choices.  Just checks, and food, and housing, and medical.  All the things my stupid ass works for every day.

The question is, "How do we incent government to shrink itself to Constitutionally limited size?"  It's impossible.  Don't be so naive as to say, "Vote the bums out!"  Been there, done that, no change.

Like any other entity, government's primary urge is to grow.  Unlike private entities, government has no requirement of efficiency.

I know that I'm tilting at windmills here.  It will never change until it collapses.  Instead of planning for ways to increase my cash flow during retirement, I focus on acquiring assets that can't be counted against the "means test" I'm going to be faced with when I decide to draw on Social Security - another "forced purchase" foisted upon us by government.

I didn't agree to be bound by the ever-changing Social Security rules, yet bound I am.  Who would ever agree to make payments into a system where once you start receiving the benefits, you are limited to how much additional income you can earn outside of the payments?  And one where, when you die, your heirs don't get to receive the remaining funds you were forced to "contribute"?

It's for the greater good! they cry.  Bite me.  I don't exist for the greater good.  I exist for me and my family.  I work for me and my family.

Fuck the Greater Good.  They're a bunch of leaches, led by a band of thieves.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dear Softhead Gun Grabbers


Vegas.  Horrible act by a deranged individual.  That's the story so far, but let's wait and see how this turns out.  Something stinks here, folks.

Anyhoo, Bigger picture:  This is an opportunity for The Controlling Class to try and whittle your self-defense/gun ownership rights.

Hey, softheads, here's a softball pitch for ya:  I'm in.  The only rules are, the law or action you propose must have stopped this bastard from doing what he did, and it must be constitutional.

None of the "feel good" bullshit just so you can say you tried, and you can go visit Jimmy Kimmel and do a stint with Wolfy on CNN.  We've got enough of that craps on the books already.

So do we have a deal? That's about as "common sense" of a gun law as you could want, right?

Of course, your search for the ironic, "Silver Bullet" is impossible.  There is no law that could be written that would have stopped this shooting.  None, zero, zip, nada.

From current reports, this guy was as clean as your colon after jalapeno night at the local taco truck.  His biggest societal crime was a traffic ticket.  He was a retired millionaire.  He owned a retirement apartment complex.

A background check would have taken 20 seconds, so even if he had to have each and every one of his 40 or 50 guns checked and registered, nothing would have been stopped.  You can't legislate against snapping and losing your shit.  Well, you can, but it won't do anything.

The only thing going against him was that he was a former government employee.  Twice.  An IRS agent and a US postal employee.  In Softheadlandia, you pukes would have likely given him an express pass during the check.  He was one of you Big Gov folks.

If he "upgraded" his rifles to full-auto, he broke the law.  How did that law work out?  Should we write another law making it against the law to break the previous law?  Do you see how stupid you sound?

Remember, you idiots, BAD GUYS DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW!  Laws only affect the actions of law-abiding citizens.  Why is this shit so difficult for you to understand?

Oh, maybe you DO understand, and you actually have another motive, like your OG Totalitarians, Pol Pot, Hitler, Lenin, Mao and Stalin.  They were big into the whole gun control gig.  It's for your own safety, you stupid Dirt People.

Then they cut off your head and stuff it up your ass.

I don't know about you, cupcake, but they ain't takin' any self-defense tool I've got, regardless of what it is.  If you want to go purring into the afterlife - full of righteous, moral satisfaction -  more power to ya.  I'm sure the 9mm slug your superiors deposit into your brainpan will put you into the deep sleep of socialist bliss.

G'night, you softhead.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wake Up - Charlottesville Is Just The Latest In A Long String

Gawd, I didn't want to do this post.

The whole Charlottesville deal.  In short, WHAT THE HELL?!

Before I get into the meat and potatoes of this thing, let's refresh our collective understanding of American speech and actions:

First:  There IS NO SUCH THING AS ILLEGAL HATE SPEECH in America.  The first amendment and a shit-ton of court cases say so.  You can be a loud-and-proud racist - like the KKK or The New Black Panthers - and no one can stop you from spreading your hatred.  You have two options when you hear speech with which you disagree:  You can leave and not listen to it, or you can protest the speaker by NON-VIOLENT MEANS.

Second:  Simply because you call someone a fascist, a racist, a misogynist, or a homophobe, DOES NOT MAKE IT SO.  That being said, even if the person you're labeling IS one of those things, tough shit.  They still have the right to say what they want, regardless of how hateful, painful, "unsafe" or just plain mean YOU think their speech is.

Third:  In broad terms, the only type of speech that is illegal is that which IMMEDIATELY incites violence against others ("Let's go beat that skinhead!"), places others in IMMEDIATE DANGER (yelling "Fire!!" in a movie theater), or slanderous speech which is directed towards an individual or group and which negatively impacts the reputation of the individual or group.

OK, I'm watching the whole thing unfold at my store on Saturday morning, Pacific time.  I'm thinking, "Where are the cops?"  There are people from both sides attacking each other with sticks, fists, newspaper machines, pepper spray and the like.  "Where the FUCK are the cops?"

Then, things turn for the worse.  Some Nazi-fuck runs down a crowd of counter-protesters, killing a lady and injuring around 20.  Cowardly, fucked up shit.

The president makes this statement about the violence:
“I think there is blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either,” Trump told the media. “And if you reported it accurately, you would say it.”
Let the reaming begin!

Trump DARED to not blame the violent situation solely on the right-wing protesters.  He correctly placed blame and condemnation on ALL who participated in the violence.

The result was sickeningly predictable.  RINOs caved and chastised the president.  The left did what the left always does - claim victimhood and blame the president.  And the press, well, they soiled their shorts like they haven't soiled them in a very long time.

The four-hour Viagra time limit has clearly been exceeded.

It has been non-stop hyperventilation  about how we fought the Nazi's and what they stood for.  The maddening irony is that all of these supposed anti-fascist groups and media are actually practicing exactly what we fought against in World War II:  Shut down and silence the opposition through violence.

RINO-In-Chief, John McCain media-ass-kissingly heroically said there is no moral equivalence between Nazis and the myriad of left-wing groups.

The media soiled themselves again.  Kleenex, to the publisher's office, stat!

Trump, NOT ONCE, said the BELIEFS OR WORDS of any of the groups were morally equivalent (although I would challenge that when discussing the antifa and black nationalist groups).

The moral equivalence is not about what the various groups stand for, it's how they BOTH VIOLENTLY ATTACKED THEIR OPPOSITION.

It was Classic Alinsky - "If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive." Violence from the other side can win the public to your side because the public sympathizes with the underdog.

Wait, what's this?  The bastion of liberal, alt-left-think, The Los Angeles Times - to their credit - ran an article where basically both sides in the Charlottesville cluster-fuck proudly stated that they and their groups, started the violence.  Seriously, both sides took credit!

Well slap my ass, and paint me a pinko!  Isn't that what Trump said?

Don't matter.  Queue crickets chirping.


OK kids, buckle up as we enter the Way-Back-In-Time Capsule, and let's visit Dallas, Texas in July of 2016 - one whole, long year ago - practically ancient history:
In July of 2016, an avowed black nationalist murdered five police officers during a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Dallas, Texas. The act of violence was well-planned and was motivated entirely by the hate-filled ideology of the shooter, Micah Xavier Johnson. 
With several officers dead by the hand of a committed black nationalist, one might think the Obama administration may have considered the assassinations domestic terror and launched an investigation into groups associated with this ideology. 
Not at all. 
Barack Obama condemned the shootings, but he did not call out or even allude to Johnson’s hateful views. He did, however, blame “powerful weapons” for the violence. 
In her statement on the shooting, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch exploited the tragedy to push for gun control and praise the cause of Black Lives Matter. No mention of Johnson’s ideology or “hate” was made in her statement, but she did manage to directly name multiple cases of police-involved shootings — all after cops were the ones murdered.
Ah,  the old switcheroo!  "Wardrobe!  Bring in the Strawman!"

Don't blame the individual, blame the inanimate object.  That would be like Trump blaming the murder of the woman in Charlottesville on the car.

Trump would then have AG Sessions march out and chastise car makers for the death and destruction they've brought upon our fair land, then defend the Nazis for their good works and blaming the Jews for "being in the wrong place at the wrong time".

Except none of that happened.  Trump gets hammered and Obama gets his belly rubbed and told what a great guy he is.

The real world:

This shit is getting real.  We are seeing with disturbing regularity where police departments are ordered to stand-down when leftists riot and/or initiate violence.

Democrat-controlled cities will provide you no safe harbor.  You will not be allowed to speak of ideas and policies which are in opposition to the controlling narrative of the left.

The police in these cities have, uniformly, been instructed to "stand down", and they've followed those orders.  WITHOUT EXCEPTION, cities which have had left-wing violence directed towards right-wing speech - and where the police stood by with their hands in the tactical vest pockets - have been cities controlled by Democrats:  Berkeley (more times than I can count), Baltimore, San Jose, Ferguson, San Francisco, St. Louis, Seattle, Oakland, Washington DC, Portland, Sacramento,  and, oh yeah, Charlottesville.

Here's the thing:  I'm not suggesting you don't go to any damned rally or convention, or hear any speaker you want.  Not even close.

I'm just saying that you need to expect unchecked violence if the city in which you are attending the event is a Democrat-controlled city.

As a personal suggestion, get your CCW license if your state requires one to carry a gun, and get to the range on a regular basis.  It is a horrible thing to think of having to defend your life for expressing your political beliefs, but that's where we are.

Or don't, and get your head caved in by a bike lock being wielded like a mace, or baseball bat using your head for T-ball practice.  Your choice.

It would be more horrible to see our right of free speech and assembly violently taken away by these leftist fascists.

Hide your head in the sand, click your heels and wish it all away.  Pretend it's just a phase our country is going through, and "this too, shall pass".

Or do something, and prepare.

Here in Nevada, there's a whole lot of physical red state between me and Clark County (Las Vegas), and a decent amount between me and Washoe County (Reno).  On the down-side, those two counties account for 87% of the population of the state.  Clark County alone is around two-thirds of the state population.

Still, my wife will soon be picking up her CCW.  She regularly works in Carson City (the state capitol) and that's prime protest turf for the leftists.

As an aside, Reno in Washoe County is an interesting city.  Outside of the city proper, it's as red-state as you can get.  Seriously, it's surrounded on all sides by conservatives!  I've heard serious talk of partitioning the county just above Reno, and creating a separate, new county.  The folks that live in that area have absolutely nothing in common with the sanctuary city, leftist ideology of Reno.

Could be interesting.....

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Short Attention Span Theater: Curse Of Identity Politics


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Friday, July 14, 2017

Leave Me Alone. I've Been Busy!

Well, well, well, what a month it's been.

At the store, we've been hunting like crazy for new employees.  We recently lost two of our long-term guys.  Like me, one had also had enough of the California bullshit, and has moved out of state.  I had absolutely no "sales pitch" to get him to stay.  Hell, why would I?  I did the same damned thing!

The other one really hurt.  Our oldest employee - whom we had promoted to manager - has had the itch to do his own thing (a different field) for the past couple of years.  Well, he started doing it part time about a year ago, and his business absolutely exploded.  Between working for us and on his new business, he was working 12 hour days, 7 days a week.  I shit you not.

He put in the time and effort, and it paid off.  I couldn't be happier for him.  He's a true friend, and I'll miss him around the store.

He gave us 3 months advanced notice, and we still haven't been able to find a replacement.  It's tough - you can't just put someone you don't know VERY well in charge of lots of cash, bullion and jewelry, and assume things will be fine.  So the hunt continues.

With regards to the first employee, he gave us 30 days notice, and we ran ads on a variety of venues.  I've got to tell you, the resumes I got were shocking.  The lack of grammar and spelling proficiency, and the overall shittiness of the majority of the ones we got, was stunning, to say the least.

One of our applicants.  Looks kinda familiar, no?

I shit you not, I would put the level of competence at 4th or 5th grade.  Same lack of competence whether it was from a recent high school grad, or a 50 year old man or woman.

It was shocking.  I got an absolutely perfect resume from a lady in the next town over, but she had none of the skills we were looking for.  I still called her to tell her that her resume was fantastic, and she should have no problem finding a job, considering her competition.  She informed me she had been offered a job that morning.

These soft-heads out there realize that their resume is their first opportunity to impress or repel a potential employer, right?

Finally found a guy.  Thank you Lord!  He starts this Saturday for training.  Fingers crossed....

The little bit of free time I've had has been mainly directed to projects around the homestead.

First on the hit parade was fixing our freeze-less yard hydrant out on one of the corners of the property.  I noticed that water was literally bubbling up from around the pipe going underground.  Here's what I found:

What you're looking at is 2 feet underground.  The PVC pipe is the supply line going into the vertical cast iron pipe for the hydrant.  If you look closely, the supply pipe was simply friction-fit into the 90 degree elbow, with a gratuitous bead of caulking added.

Since the genius who originally installed it DID NOT USE PVC GLUE to hold the pieces together, ground movement separated the supply from the elbow, and 60 psi of water gushed out.

I repaired (and glued) the elbow to the supply line, added rock for drainage of the weep hole - as well as adding some landscaping cloth to help keep it clear of mud -

 I then back-filled it and it's ready to rock.

Oh, one little thing:  Our frost line is 24 inches down.  Sure enough, the supply pipe is 24 inches below grade.  Cool.  The problem is, the weep hole - which allows water to empty from the vertical pipe so it won't freeze and burst - is 9 inches higher.

So, some time in the future, I'll be doing some digging to re-route the end of the supply line about a foot deeper to get the weep hole below the frost line.

Hey, I've got nuthin' but time, right?

I FINALLY got two of my raised beds finished (I was hoping to have 4 done, but...).  They're made from cinder blocks, and better last a lifetime!

The blocks are held together with this construction adhesive made especially for masonry.

The bottoms and the ends, with the second course staggered for the joints -

I let everything cure for a week, then lined the beds with cardboard (worms love that shit) and 1/4 inch mesh to keep any burrowing critters out.

We filled them up with a raised bed soil made here in Northern Nevada (each holds a bit over a cubic yard of soil).  Going forward, I'll "refresh" the beds with my own compost, which I've been making for the past year.  If I can get a chipper for less than an arm and a leg, I'll be adding wood mulch on top of the beds.

The fence to the left in the pictures faces due south, so I get great sun exposure.  These pix were taken early in the morning.  By 10am or so, they're in full, blazing sun.

'Taters in the first bed....

Corn, radishes and cucumbers in the second...

These were all planted on the 4th of July (Independence Day..... hmmmmm) and everything is sprouting as planned.

I figured I'd have a couple of more weeks before I'd have to worry about the wild rabbits eating my stuff.  I figured wrong.

I just came back from their noon watering, and some soon-to-be-dead rabbit "removed" a couple of the corn sprouts, a quarter of the radish sprouts, and a third of the cucumber sprouts.  Didn't touch any of the potato sprouts.  Curious.

I guess my bed fencing project just got moved up in the queue.....  pictures to follow.

Oh, and on top of that, I gave a buddy who's building a log home in the wilds of Northern Nevada, a hand for a couple of days.  The first day was sorting the logs.  All the first course "A" logs, then all of the second course "B" logs.... all the way to 13 courses.

Some of these bastards were 17 feet long.  I believe they're roughly 8 inches square (they're "D" logs with 3 sides milled, and the outward-facing side left rounded - like the letter "D").

Damned near killed me!  Those bastards were heavy.

I went back a week or so later, and helped him lay the first course so it was tits-on perfect.  Hotter than hell, so we only worked for half a day.

Over the next couple of weeks, he finished the rest of the walls..... by himself!  The guy is a MacGyver kinda guy, and he rigged an engine hoist into a log lifter.  Seriously impressive stuff.

From this.....

 To this....

To this...

I believe I'm heading up to see him sometime next week.  Can't wait to see his progress.

I've been chompin' at the bit to do a political video rant, but I'm going to wait until some backdrop equipment arrives late next week.

CNN and MSNBC have fucking lost their minds.  This Russia shit is non-stop.  I saw on Zero Hedge that CNNs Prime Time ratings were lower than re-runs of 1960's kids TV shows running at the same time.  That's gotta hurt.

These pinheads just don't get it.  Other than the left and right coasts, no one gives a shit about any of this fluff and/or fake news they keep spewing.

Back soon(er).

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