“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Friday, June 26, 2015

Three in the morning and the beginning of a new day.



It has been so hot and humid, I've changed my routine.  Now I get up at three, a little earlier than usual. I have my coffee out on the porch, then I come in and make my breakfast. This morning I had a box of hamburgers I was going to have with fried eggs. But when I got the box out of the refrigerator, I saw I had bought "pork grillers" instead. I wanted hamburgers this morning!  Wouldn't have been too damned hard to read the box at the grocery store but I just looked at the picture. I have never liked shopping and now I hate shopping, so I just get in and get out. My wife is up visiting the kids for the summer, so I have to do it all myself.








Earlier this week, I went off to take care of some business in North Carolina, but I expected to be back before noon.  I turned off the air conditioning because I don't like to leave electrical things running when I am not home. I live in a cedar log house, fire is always a danger. But I should have gotten back before it got hot. I didn't. The house was 80 degrees inside when I got back and the ferrets were really sick. They can't tolerate heat. I could have, and should have, moved them to the lowest level of the house before I left, just in case. Because the house is built into the mountain side, the lowest level only has two walls exposed to the outer air and it stays cool. But I didn't do that.

So I have been keeping it cooler, making sure they have plenty of cool water, and giving them Gatorade with an eye dropper.
They are eating lots of high protein paste. Spike is almost recovered, but Jet is still sick. He is getting better though. It seems to me I have been dropping the ball a lot lately, I have got to start slowing down, and thinking everything out before I act. I used to be so good at that.









We have one FM radio station here that I can pick up well enough to listen to.  It's a conservative talk radio station, thank God.




The only radio station you can pick up in the mountains consistently once you get out of the county is National Public Radio.

 That's the Democratic left wing propaganda organ funded by my tax dollars. I listen because that's all there is and some drives from the house to places I have to go are long and slow.

One day I'll hear something on NPR and stroke out. Then, in a year or so, they'll find a wrecked truck at the bottom of a cliff or in the forest wrapped around a tree, with a skeleton in it, teeth clinched. They'll know I was listening to NPR without even looking at the radio.




 I heard an NPR broadcast lauding Bloomberg's anti-gun rights group, and that goggle eyed moron Gabby Giffords, with her band of Care Bears. Used to be you needed to be heroic to have a navy warship named after you but Obama had a new vessel called the U.S.S. Gifford. Thank God I hadn't just eaten when I heard that.

 All you need now  to become a leftist icon is to be standing in the wrong place at the wrong time, like Horst Wessel on the other side of the coin.   At any rate, I listened to some paper pimp pushing his new book about the evil of gun ownership and gun owners. He was full of hope that the NRA would be eclipsed by Bloomberg's millions and that as a result, vehemently anti-gun democrats would be elected. They could then get around the Constitution by so restricting gun ownership rights that it would be too onerous to keep one. When I got home I went through my budget, scrapped up $100 by cutting this and that, and sent the check to the NRA. That's my answer to NPR and their mealy mouthed leftards.

 Maybe not much but the best I could think to do. Georgia isn't going to elect any left wing Senators and while Atlanta will elect a whole crop of new Black Caucus representatives, the rural counties will send stalwarts to the House of Representatives.





It's 4:30 now.  Sun will start coming up in about an hour and a half. I have been going out and cutting the meadow with an old fashioned sling. I go out when it's light enough to see, and I work for thirty or forty minutes. It's my new exercise regime. I can see what I have accomplished.  Walking on the elliptical for half an hour might be good for my physical condition but does nothing for my need to be productive.  I am replacing some of my porch decking, and reinforcing some retaining walls. These are things I can do in the shade, but lately it's been in the high eighties in the shade, with ghastly humidity. I don't work on them too long at a time.






44 comments:

  1. I hope the ferrets will be feeling better soon, I didn't know they had to stay cool. Our cats have been sacking out on the front porch in the shade beneath the ceiling fans we have kept running. We've mostly had rain but a couple days of hot temperatures are a shock when they don't ease into it.

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    1. Kathy, ferrets can stand cold weather, but they are very susceptible to heat. I knew that, and I did not take proper precautions. I didn't think the house would get hot so fast. Stupid of me but it was a mistake I won't repeat. I was just feeding Jet some Gatorade with my eye dropper, he is still weak but seems to be feeling better. Spike is ok.

      I hope you are feeling ok and getting along well.

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  2. I understand that dropping the ball thing. There are times when I find myself a bit befuddled and I think some of that may have to do with the constant bombardment of insanity around us, the latest being that a flag caused the deaths of people in SC. There may be a pocket of common sense here and there, but for the most part it seems to have vanished.

    Don't beat yourself up too much. I know of very few people who care as much about the welfare of their animals as you do. Given your circumstances, I would have been just as reluctant to leave something electrical running while away from the house.

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    1. Vicki, you do get to feeling absolutely beat down sometimes. I hate making bad decisions at the best of times, but when they negatively impact those depending on me it's unbearable.

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  3. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Its in the 90's down here in South Texas, super hot, super humid with mosquito's the size of Junker's JU 87 Stuka's.

    I don't listen to any talk radio. NPR sucks donkey butt's, and mainstream Republican radio is also garbage. I lost all hope with mainstream Republican's in the House and Senate.

    They also suck.....(real bad I should say)

    I listen to music when I drive. My favorite new Bluegrass band is called Mountain Sprout. check out the song 'Screw the Government" you will laugh all the way down the road.

    Sorry about the Ferrets 'Harry. I hope they will be okay.

    Yeah' the new ship the U.S.S. Gifford's. Yeah all ships have nicknames. Its Navy dark humor. The Forrestal was nicknamed 'The Forest Fire' I guess they will call the 'Giffords "the Gimp". I know that's cruel, but dark humor flourishes in the military. It's a hard life that most non-veterans don't understand.

    One incident in recent years is JFK's son having a burial at sea even though he is 'NOT" a veteran nor was he a good pilot. In fact I would nominate JFK's son (if he had survived the plane crash 'flying at night without instrument certification" to be the head commander of the Iraq Air Force.

    I had to chuckle on this, there used to a punk rock band called 'The Dead Kennedy's"

    I don't really care about 'Bloomberg's millions, billions or trillions" When something funny happens or when a gun issue is up for vote. The ammo in stores are cleaned out. Gun stores are bone dry. States are voting in Gun rights left and right and millions of Texas are carrying guns in their cars and trucks.

    Bloomberg is a fascist coward.

    Hey Harry,

    Want some Good News!!!

    Stores are selling out of any items Confederate. There is a house a few blocks over that now has a Confederate flag on the front porch.

    I think there was some talk about defacing 'Stone Mountain" I guess and some good ole' boys got wind of it and were putting out that they would protect 'Stone Mountain' with rifles.
    Many in Texas and the rest of the south are who would have never considered embracing the Confederate flag before are embracing the flag now because they don't like being told what they can and can not have.

    Generations from now the Confederate flag will be around, just like the Basque Separatist in the mountains of Spain. A sub culture that has been around for thousands of years, that refuses to be totally assimilated.

    I think that will be future of the south in rural and mountain area's.

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    1. Eric Rudel would want to know if you mean a Ju-87 B or a Ju-87 D?

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I hate it when you do that. Now I gotta look up the Stuka and read all kinds of data on the Ju-87 B, D, and whatever else Junkers put together just so I can properly answer your question:)

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  4. Bloomberg bought Seats for his lickspittles in Washington state and Oregon. Money in copious quantities can buy anything in America including low information voters. Most Americans are amazingly ignorant of anything but sports.

    I like some talk radio shows. It often happens that I hear of news there that never makes it to MSM.

    I'm not taking the bumper stickers off my vehicles just yet. If someone objects that's a damn shame.

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    1. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      Its not that I care about whats happening and its not that I don't care about Bloomberg's useful idiots.

      We already lost the country.....

      Its like this. A patient already has stage four lung cancer in both lungs and then they find out they have melanoma a short time later.....

      Either way the outcome's fatal and its a matter of time before the hammer falls and the parties over.

      I'm sorry to sound negative but with the Constitution (14th Amendment) and (10th Amendment) being violated and abused today. Its game over 'man to quote line from Aliens, 1986.

      I don't have a problem with gay marriage. Its how it was pushed through via Un-Constitutional methods.

      Our Second Amendment could be revisited later this way next.

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  5. I hate when I get the wrong thing out, or the wrong thing at the store. I got the wrong peppers the last time I went. It sucked for the kids because they were too hot.

    I bet your animals are loving you for the Gatorade.

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    1. I am bad at shopping. Most of the time I get about half the things on the list and just leave because I can't stand the crowds. I always buy the animal supplies first because I can always make do with what's in the store rooms if I need to.

      Poor ferrets. I really let them down. But they are getting all the paste they can eat, and usually they only get two dabs a day each, so maybe they will forgive me.

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  6. Common sense has been thrown out the door in my adopted state. And I am so tired of people comparing the confederate flag to the nazi flag. Its going to be a hot, hot summer and I am afraid it will soon reach a boiling point.

    my chickens are right there with your ferrets...its so hot here they sit around with their wings slightly opened trying to cool themselves off. But, I think relief from this hot spell is coming this weekend. we need it!

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  7. My chickens are dealing with the heat too. They get in the deep shade under some of my wife's plants and wait it out til dusk, then they come out to feed. I hope you are right. There's a lot I need to do but I just can't work long in the heat.

    I don't try to force my lifestyle on others. They don't want a gun, fine. They don't like the flag, fine, don't fly it. But the left takes the other tact. Everybody has to toe their line, be a good drone and do what you're told. Like old Bloomberg banning "large size" sodas in New York because "common people don't understand the dangers of sugary drinks" Or Los Angeles refusing to issue new building permits for fast food joints in the poor parts of the city because "fast food is not healthy and we have to help these people avoid it." It'll be a cold day in hell before they make me take down my flag, or give up my guns, or do any of the things they want hivists to comply with.

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  8. whew!!
    first, what i do [because of aging brain] is make large print lists in magic marker, or i forget the insulin for diabetic kitty, for example. these don't always help as i forgot it yesterday in the rush.
    as vicki says it's the insanity we live in.
    just was talking to husband about guns and large size drinks.
    if the politicians ever stepped out of their air conditioned chauffeured vehicles and had to deliver things all day on the hot streets of new york, they would soon be getting the large drink to take in their delivery vans or for their bikes because sweating bullets causes a need for rehydration.
    i would like to see these fools out in the forests of my home state without a rifle when there is suddenly a rattler at their feet or a bear looming over them.
    they have no idea of reality.
    it isn't us who 'don't understand'. they do not have a clue and the results of their cluelessness are visited upon the rest of us.
    what fools these mortals be.
    what kind of ego must they have-- got to be heavy to carry around if it weren't mostly hot air.

    i live in hope that the confederacy will reform, although politics in my home state are just as corrupt as anywhere.
    so, if the south rises, care and God's guiding will should help us choose a government.

    of course, all manmade systems eventually collapse, so our ultimate hope is in the Creator.

    this post sure pushed a lot of buttons.

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    1. One of the symptoms of a decaying social structure is the development of schisms between classes based on economic position and ethnicity. We're long past that. When I hear Michelle Obama talking about how hard she had it, and how tough it is for her, I remember the receipt that circulated on the internet for awhile. It was for a pool side brunch at a luxury hotel in New York. $486.00 plus tip for snacks, for one person. And she probably genuinely believes she can understand people who work two jobs and eat baloney and tuna fish, macaroni and cheese for just about every meal.

      Most large empires break up into component pieces when they finally succumb. The Roman Empire did, the British, the Soviet and now , I think our turn is coming. When that happens, the Southern States, which have retained more identity and distinctive cultural cohesion , may well form their own political entity. I wouldn't be surprised to see New England become a sort of Peoples Republic, as might California and the Pacific Northwest.

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  9. oh Harry - don't be too hard on yourself in regards to the ferrets - we all make mistakes and plan for things to go a certain way and then they don't...and then we beat ourselves up for making the decision. i know how much you care for those ferrets an i know how stressed and horrible you must have felt coming home to find them sickly. you are re-hydrating them now and i am sure that they will enjoy this extra coddling and recuperate quickly. tell them that 2 nekkid canadians send their love!

    continuing on in this confederate flag debacle - apparently people in certain parts of canada have been buying up tons of confederate flags and other merchandise in order to show solidarity with the south, as well as to be able to make a killing in black market sales in a year or two. i also saw a post where people are signing petitions like mad to amazon/walmart et al, as well as petitioning your government to make ISIS flags illegal....apparently amazon, etc are still selling ISIS-related material??? THAT made me furious!

    our histories are our histories and they cannot be changed! i can only imagine what would happen here on our island if the cape breton island flag was made illegal and we were forced to only be allowed to fly the nova scotia flag. our island would start WWIII AND take down the taliban, al-qaeda and ISIS in the process!!!

    hmmm....maybe they should ban our island flag. might solve a lot of world problems.

    i say fly your confederate flags proudly!

    and has anyone wondered about all of the things have been sneakily done while everyone in the MSM is covering this, from both sides, for the past week?

    sending much love, as always. give the ferrets a kiss from me! your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, I have used up most of their paste, giving them lots more than their normal ration. I was planning on making the trip down to the next county to buy more on Tuesday, but I think I might go today in case I run out. I don't want to, it's about an hour and a half over there and the same back. But it looks like that's in the cards.

      I don't know if you have been following it, but here in the states it turns out that one of the big wigs in the NAACP is a white woman who has been posing as black. So there was a big scandal, and she said she didn't want to be white, (her ancestry is completely european) so she had just decided she would be black. And lots of blacks, including the Bizarre Whoopy Goldberg, said yes, you could just declare your race and that was fine. So now people can change their sex, and their race and everybody says it's valid. I tend to think biology determine that and you can jerk around with it and use smoke and mirrors, but you are what you are no matter how hard you try not to be. So doing away with the Confederate Flag and pretending that the lefttard version of the Civil War is the only version, is perfectly normal in this country.

      I'll tell the ferrets you send your love. They need lots of affection!

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    2. THERE IS ONLY ONE RACE : THE HUMAN .

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    3. On a philosophical level that's true. And if everybody could look at it that way, we'd all be spared a lot of misery. But here in America, the people are divided up into competing "blocks" and "sub blocks". The individuals who really run the country (i.e. the corporations and the government) are adept at playing the different contending factions off, one against the other, to distract the hoi pol-oi from just how badly they are being screwed. The Russians used to say a bayonet is a weapon with a worker at both ends. Race is one of the big bayonets we are not contending with very well. If you watch the news, the things in Ferguson, New York and Baltimore are just symptomatic of the vast divides between the races here. It's much worse than you'd infer even from those events. The problems that inflame the race issue ( no matter which group you belong to) are real, but there seems to be no solution. I'm not going to buy the peace by letting them tell me how to live, and what to do. They aren't going to concede their "right" to do so.

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  10. Hello Harry I am about sick and tired of being pushed around by the Commies... All my life the Democrat wing of the uni party has been trying to disarm me. I remember as a little kid going to Pap Fresh's gun store in Rockville, and hanging out with the "guys" My Dad was a lifelong shooter, and he passed it on to me.
    The left is determined to stomp out the "gun culture" in the former USA... Screw em. I have taken to asking the idiots "How many of your fellow Americans are you willing to kill to achieve that goal" ? Not an original question I'll admit, but I don't think any of them have ever considered that in fact that is exactly what will happen if they keep pushing. Look at New York and Connecticuts' compliance rates on even registration. I am getting to the point that I don't care what laws they put on paper, or what threats they utter... My ancestors helped carve this country out of the wilderness, one fought in the "Battle of Cowpens" for certain. They left me with RIGHTS, and a set of laws to protect them from Government dilution...They are not up for a vote, or any other means or eradication....I fail to understand why "Leave me the hell alone" is so hard for these people

    Liberalism, Ideas so good they must be made mandatory.

    Rudel was quite a character. And give me the JU87 with the wing mounted 37mm cannons.

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    1. Rudel was something else. The guy was made of Iron. I like the tank killer version of that aircraft myself. His book is one I've read several times.

      The Democrats and their toadies are all about "compliance." The jerk that was touting himself as the brain behind Obama Care was fond of saying that the administration had to lie to the people for their own good, because they were too stupid to understand. That's their typical mind set. Those guys never do their own dirty work. At Ruby Ridge and Waco they sent in their minions to kill off everybody who got in their way, and that's just what FBI and ATF gleefully did. I still remember Lon Horiuchi getting a medal for shooting Vicki Weaver through a screen door while she was holding her baby. Clinton lionized him at Horiuchi's retirement ceremony for his "good work" on behalf of the government. Kind of like Himmler decorating Reinhard Heydrich for his "good work" in Czechoslovakia.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      On that note on what you wrote above. I have several good friends that complain about taxes and local political issues but they never vote (I talked with one last night about an issue) This guys a really good Christian and he refuses to vote.

      I wonder if he thinks God's gonna fix everything and he has nothing to worry about????

      What' there's a saying out there if good men do nothing evil will take over.

      'and this is how a republic is lost. Good men stand idly by as some jerk who is the brain for Obamacare gets away with whatever he wants.

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  11. Harry,

    When I was younger, we would put water in old plastic milk cartons and freeze it. Then we would take the cartons out when we were leaving the house, and place them under a towel so the animals could lay on the towel and stay cool. Would your ferrets rest on a towel if you did something like this when leaving the cabin?
    Like you, I don't like leaving things running at the house.......

    Don't be hard on yourself, so you grabbed the wrong carton/container of meat. Did you try the pork grillers?

    I've noticed as I get older, and I have so many things I want to do at the house, my brain has a tendency of overloading. Sometimes slowing down, relaxing a bit, and maybe just sitting on the porch with a nice cup of coffee early in the morning is truly what's needed.

    It makes me sick to think about where this country is heading. Guns are not the problem, it's people!!

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    1. Sandy, I did eat the "grillers" because I paid for them. But they cost as much as good quality hamburgers and they didn't taste nearly as good.

      I will try that idea with the milk cartons. I keep orange juice cartons frozen in the big freezer when it's not full, to help keep the power consumption down. I will wrap one up and see if they will let me put it in one of their boxes.

      I do suffer from overload. It seems to me, that when I go to do something, I see five more things that need doing and have to work on them. So I never get to the original task. My day tends to be broken up into four or five hour blocks, I sleep four hours, get up and do things, go back to bed, and it's a cycle that's hard to break. That pretty much guarantees I'm always tired anyway.

      Did you catch Obama singing a solo of "Amazing Grace" in South Carolina yesterday? If ever a man knew how to dispense with the barest minimum of dignity, there's the guy.

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  12. Hey Harry.

    (captaincrunch)

    I as looking up my ancestor that who was a volunteer from Cherokee County Georgia.
    My ancestor served in the 43rd Regiment of the Georgia Volunteers, Company B.

    I gotta do more research on this.

    I appreciate all the ethnic cleansing, hatred towards southerners, censorship and political correctness run amok' for motivating me to embrace my southern heritage.

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    1. Georgia has a set of books, published in the 1960's, that details every regiment from the state, and also lists each individual soldier with a short synopsis of his service (as far as they can.) Also, if your ancestor had a pension after the war, you can access his digitized records from the state archives. I learned a lot about my great grandfather that way.

      My great grandfather was in Company B, 54th Georgia Infantry. There is a book called "Charlottes Sons", about their war time experiences and one of them was in the 54th. Consequently, I can follow my great grandfathers regiment pretty well by following this guy. I also bought the Brigade Histories of the Brigades the 54th was a part of. I once had the complete set of Broadfoot Publishings "Confederate Regiments of the Civil War" but I donated it to a military school, the only military college in Georgia that turns out commissioned officers today.

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    2. By the way, there is a set of those state published books on the regiment in a library in Lumpkin County, Ga. Email me the ancestors name and next time I am over there I will look it up for you and see what it says. I can photo copy the pertinent information for you.

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  13. They label all these products in such a similar fashion, I'm not surprised you made the mistake.

    We have the same problem with Scallywag - he is too old to travel in the car with us, so we have to leave him at home whilst we go to town. Normally, we're 2.5 - 3 hours, but sometimes longer. We always worry that he is locked inside for too long.

    Yeah, the government here is doing a pretty good job of eradicating any history that is to do with the white contribution to this country - from school curricula, statues, place and street names... But, you can't wipe out history - same as no -one seems to be learning from it... (sigh)

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    1. Dani, I never wanted to say anything about it, because I don't know what kind of laws you have in South Africa and I didn't want to get you in trouble. But Al Jazerra is always carrying segments from South Africa, and the people they interview are all persons of color. They are very harsh on white South Africans. I gather that there is an election coming up, and the opposition party has put up a black candidate for the top governmental position. Al Jazerra interviewed all these people and they said they didn't care if he was black, because the opposition party is white, and the whites have to go, like in Rhodesia. (Although of course they called it Zimbabwe). I hope that doesn't spill over onto people like you and your husband.

      Revisionist history is a favorite tool of totalitarian states and dictators.

      At the grocery store where I am shopping now, the hamburgers are all in a big long open freezer, with all sorts of other products. I guess I should just read the label for a change.

      The ferrets are doing much better. I just can't repeat that mistake. From now on, if it's hot I will move them into the lowest level of the house, no matter how long I think I will be gone. They'll be fine there, and I put a snuggy bag (they sleep in them), food and water down for them so it won't be much of a disruption. They can explore one of the storerooms, I'll leave the door open.

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  14. As always, another good read. At our cabin we get NPR but also a couple of other stations. Unfortunately that means the news sneaks its way into our life so we tend to listen to the iPod. It beats a clenched teeth skeleton!
    I hope your friends are getting better, I always feel better after Gatorade (well actually electrolyte water without all of the sugar)!!

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    1. We just get the one station except for NPR, but the one I get is good. It has all the best conservative rabble rousers, which suits me because politically correct so called conservatives like Jeb Bush, Romney, and Graham make me physically ill.

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  15. p.s. get a tape player for the truck, then you can listen to something agreeable?

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    1. I could put satellite radio in it. I've thought of that, wouldn't cost much. But it would also be one more thing to take care of.

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  16. Rudels tale of escaping the Russians, is one of the most mind blowing tales of determination I have ever read. I suspect there are damn few people of any era that could have pulled that off.
    Ruby Ridge pissed me off, Waco changed me forever. The local public school made my then 10YO son, and his class watch it live.. I moved out to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia as soon as I could after..
    Fortunately for me, I am not nearly as stupid as they seem to think. Once you lose the scales from your eyes, the BS is awfully easy to see through. There are days that I wish it was not mind you. However I am determined to live on my feet to the best of my abilities. I learn what I can, I try to teach what I know, and I keep my eyes open. I am glad to find like minds here, and elsewhere. It is always good to know that I am not the only person around that sees it the way I do.

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    1. There are many, many people who recognize the way things really are. I correspond with a good many folks by email, who never comment on blogs. You are in good company.

      The big problem for us is what to do? There are so few ways that individuals or even groups of individuals can influence the course of events in the country. I am about to the point where I'm going to quit voting in national elections, since the people the ruling elite give us to choose from are just mirror images of each other. I am a life long Republican but I'm about as sick of my own party and their treachery as I am of the Democrats and their national socialism.

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  17. I always feel so bad if I forget to do something with the animals or if I miss something. I've had a ewe with mastitis and I didn't see it until it was too late. I've managed to keep her alive (in fact she's really healthy - one reason I didn't spot it) but now she'll have to be sold for meat instead of being a breeding ewe. She wasn't lame or showing any signs yet I still beat myself up over not spotting it. As I'm sure you are with the ferrets but we can't think of everything!

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    1. I've had horses, ponies, goats, ferrets and of course dogs and cats. I always do the best I can to take care of everybody, although the ferrets are more like people to me than most people are, if you get what I mean.

      Some things, I can't help, like Ragnar getting cancer. We did all we could with that but it wasn't enough. On the other hand, an act of poor planning that made my ferrets sick is hard to excuse. It won't happen again, though.

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  18. I was horrified at the Carrier name....yeeicks! Its like the over use of the word HERO! Now I will sound harsh but it seems to me that anyone who seeks public office in this day and age wants the camera and public exposure on them more than normal folk. This has consequence...not all good for sure but imagine a regular person getting shot like she did..they had no golden health care plan like our elected representatives. Her story would have been quite different.
    This naming thing did have some good consequence though, I went and researched all the Air craft carriers and it is a mighty set of ships and men! The story of The USS Forrestal CV-59 is quite remarkable and actually has real hero's in it. Reading about her and then Reading about The USS Wasp CV-7 made me forget the stupidity and timidity of this age and it was a glimpse of the greatness we have lost!

    I do hope your ferrets are feeling better...we have found when we plan a short fast trip thing go awry and we plan differently now.

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    1. Everything has been cheapened today. No one at the top of the heap seems to have any values, and their only concern is with personal aggrandizement and the acquisition of power. There's no morale courage in the national leadership. It's better at State level, but while the Supreme Court is larded with senile leftists and socialists, the states are powerless. Activist judges on the Supreme Court are continually forcing the law to meet their own warped views and forcing the states to adhere. Even the left wing media like NBC, CBS and ABC are crowing about the "shift to the left" SCOTUS is manifesting.

      The only thing I really trust anymore is the military, and Obama has been working assiduously to get rid of Generals and Admirals who won't slavishly obey him, just as Hitler got rid of Von Seeckt when the National Socialists took over in Germany.

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  19. I could not give a rat's pettuty about the confederate flag one way or the other, but it is ridiculous to associate it with what this idiot kid did. He also posed with a Budweiser sign and some bottle booze. Whats next? are those also to be considered icons of the whacked out killer and his racism? do we ban them too? its a slippery slope. But we are obviously already going down it. This week Janet Napolitano, the current head of Berkley University in California and former Head of Homeland security for Obama issued an edict declaring that certain phrases like "melting pot" and "America is the land of opportunity" must be outlawed and struck from use because they are "inherently bigoted"... "Micro aggressions" she called them...... whats next? ban the books that promote these ideals.... now we are not just talking about certain words but whole ideas and limiting free thought.... and what is to happen to those that will not goose step along with this new indoctrination? send them to re-educations camps? what about those that refuse to submit to this new PC way of thinking? send them to extermination camps?

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    1. Since you're not Southern, it would be odd if it were important to you in a positive manner, and since you are not a leftard it doesn't matter to you in a negative way. I understand that.

      Napolitano is certifiably an idiot. The trouble is, there are so many like her. They live in a fantasy world, like that woman who made herself up to be black and became a big wheel in the NAACP. Trouble was, she was white.

      Like that black preacher said down in Charleston concerning freedom of expression and free speach " They some people think they can say what they want without being held responsible. We g'wain to change dat!"

      Kind of on the British model, I guess, where if you say something the powers that be don't like, they throw you in prison.

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    2. This paints it quite clearly.
      https://earloftaint.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/good-flag-bad-flag.jpg?w=630&h=248

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  20. Harry, greetings from Orange County, CA. The kids wanted to see the ocean for the first time, so here we are in socialist hell (but I'm trying to stay positive for the kids sake). So the driving is worse than I remember, idiots driving past me in the emergency lane, dudes on crotch rockets nearly taking my mirrors off...

    Worst part is, if there's a calamity, I'm a sitting duck.

    Well at least I'm packing heat. Breaking the law here? Oh well, Come and take it I say. I don't plan on being the next Reginald Denney or Rodney King. Sorry to hear about your heat wave. Weather's wonderful here. --Troy

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    1. Troy , enjoy your visit and get out of there as soon as you can. California is not a good place for people like us, even if it is very beautiful.

      I'll bet that's a tremendous experience for the kids. The ocean is a wonderful place all the time, but especially when you are little. Be safe.

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