“Over the years, Americans in particular have been all too willing to squander their hard-earned independence and freedom for the illusion of feeling safe under someone else's authority. The concept of self-sufficiency has been undermined in value over a scant few generations. The vast majority of the population seems to look down their noses upon self-reliance as some quaint dusty relic, entertained only by the hyperparanoid or those hopelessly incapable of fitting into mainstream society.”
― Cody Lundin, When All Hell Breaks Loose: Stuff You Need To Survive When Disaster Strikes
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
I believe Barack Hussein Obama is this guy reincarnated. Got to be. Teachers, welcome little Abdullah to your classroom!
Sunday, December 4, 2016
A Chipmunk song dedicated to the Hillary Drones, and their Neon God.
If you aren't old enough to remember the old Simon and Garfunkel songs, you may not recognize the words to this. It fits the Moon Bats to perfection, though.
Some Post Election Cartoons:
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We had a little rain. Not much. Just overnight, steady showers. It was welcome, but not a lot of help with the drought. I don't know about the fires. I can't smell them outside but I haven't checked the fire maps on line yet.
I tried to buy a new computer during "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" but wasn't able to find one I wanted. There were several I tried to buy, but after tediously and laboriously filling out the orders, the screen would say "on line purchase out of stock" or something like that. Then it would suggest a different computer that cost three or four times as much. After trying Target, Best Buy, QVC and Evine , and having that happen each time, I just quit. I also noticed that most of the affordable computers that still used Windows 7 or 8 were "refurbished." Thanks, but no thanks. There's a reason they had enough of a particular model to make it cost effective to rebuild them. The reason is that they were garbage to start with.
My son is getting a root canal today. I will be glad when my daughter calls and tells me it is all over and went well. I hate that for him. But it has to be done or the result will be an abscess. Many times worse than getting it fixed before hand.
I bought two boxes of .45 ACP yesterday, for $14.95 each. FMJ, boxer primed, brass cased. They only had two boxes or I would have bought more. We went into town to go to the library after I finished spending the rest of the day getting the place ready for the rain. Could have spared myself the effort in the end.
Fiocchi makes the Perfecta line of pistol ammo. Good stuff, and very inexpensive.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
My wife had her visit with the doctor, who told us that he would have to refer us to another kind of doctor. Of course, we still had to pay his fee but he had two things going for him. One, the good coffee in the waiting room mellowed me out. Two, all the women working there looked like Victoria's Secret models. They were all so pretty I wondered if this guy had a side business going. They were really good at pretending they cared about the people coming in. It wouldn't have done me any good to ask why we got referred down here, if we had to now be referred to someone else. Generally I am a firm believer in being very ugly and unpleasant if I feel like I'm being played. So this doctor's practice of making you feel like "something special" paid off.
The visit was early, and didn't take long. So, we went to two big grocery stores. In our town, we have a couple of chain grocery stores but they are pretty small. Down in Cumming they had a Publix and a Kroger, and nothing would do but that we went and shopped in those. Finally I went out and sat in the car until my wife called me on the cell and told me she was ready for me to come push the buggy out. I usually do that if she is shopping. She did get a lot of nice things to eat and drink that we don't have access to in the mountains, so it was a good deal all around.
Then we went back by Amicolola Falls and had a late lunch. This is a state lodge up on the top of a mountain. It has great views and a good buffet.
Thought for the Day:
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
There are lots of videos on YouTube of the T-28 because it's popular at Air Shows. I like this one and it's short.
A Little Music:
This song below really captures the anger in America that predicated the outcome of the Presidential election. It's a lot older than this time period, but Americans have been furious over the way things are in this country for at least the last 8 years and by my thinking a lot longer. There's just one vulgar line in the song, no bad language but it's a bit coarse.