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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Who would have thought a discussion of the Crusades would set off such a Scheißesturm ?


 You know, I never go around reading liberal blogs anymore. I learned the hard way you can't talk to most of those people, or exchange ideas.

The rather innocuous discussion of the Crusades on a recent post is proof positive that there are a lot of lefties out there who do surf the web, looking for people they can try to spew invective on.  Until not so long ago, I didn't moderate my blog but I had to start doing it because suddenly I was getting washed away in hate mail.

I know these individuals are out there.  To tell the truth, I'm more apt to bask in their hatred than be upset, if they only knew it.


I don't love my enemies, and I don't expect them to love me. I do wonder though, how so many people can spend so much time writing comments full of expletives, insults, and obscenity when they know damn well I'm never going to let it hit my blog.

Do they think, I wonder, that I'll get discouraged and quit writing?  I doubt that.  Do they think I'm worried when they make threats? Well, no.  I'm not.  If someone could figure out where I live, and they tried to come up here, they'd probably wind up in the next edition of The Missing 411 or Mysterious Disappearances in the Great Smoky Mountains. After all, feral hogs have to eat too.




I was pretty surprised at the number of hate mail letters I got today, and weirdly enough they were largely over the comments made in the post where some of us were discussing the crusades. It seems that a lot of people take dire umbrage at the following points.  They say:


  • The Crusades were nothing but a barbaric attack by the blood thirsty hordes of the West, on the peaceful and innocent Moslems living in the part of the world that now comprises Israel.
  • That someone like me, who wanted to fight Islamic Terrorism (that's not what they call it) is a sick fascist psychopath.
  • That in a civilized country (I guess they mean Iran or Saudi Arabia) I'd be beheaded in the public square for the things I say.
  • Anyone who would put a picture of a gun in their house on the internet for innocent children to see is mentally ill.
  • That moslems harassing young British and Norwegian women in the street for not dressing in accord with Sharia Law are fully justified, and the women are bringing attacks on themselves and deserve it. "If they want to play the part of whores, let them stay out of decent parts of cities inhabited by the People of Allah."
That referred to London, England and Oslo, Norway.

There's a whole lot more, but you see what I mean.  It does wear you down a little, not by the persuasiveness of their arguments, because they don't offer any. No, it's more the mechanics of having to go through and delete  their comments. They also like to go around to every weird web site on the planet, or just plain old shopping ones, and sign me up for the emails all those send out. I am using a filtering system now that thins a lot of it down, but I still have about 100 or so emails a day that get past both the filtering and the spam system. And I still have to go through both those systems and make sure the filters didn't pick up any legitimate mail.  Since the filters are based on the senders address and combinations of words, I do actually get some normal people caught in there from time to time.


All this flak makes it harder to keep the blog going, and that's such an obvious point that I don't see I am conceding anything to the moon bats, especially European moon bats, by acknowledging it. It's part of the endeavor.  I have been tempted to start a side bar and put some of the comments in it, so you can see what I'm talking about. But I can hardly find any that are not full of sewer language, so I haven't.
The day is coming when those people won't matter because they won't be around anymore.





45 comments:

  1. Peaceful and innocent muslims? Really? Well, that's what happens when our special little snowflakes are not taught history nowadays. Pay no attention, Harry. Sound and fury signifying nothing, ya know. Guess they missed the news story about that black guy tweeting about killing all the whites. Michael Savage is so right.....Liberalism is a mental disease. How about some more pictures of great guns.

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    1. I like Michael Savage. He's not worried about letting the chips fly where they may. Same with Rush. People don't like him but he hits to the heart of things.

      I doubt even one in a hundred of the people who write these little annoying emails even knows a Moslem, let alone has been in a Moslem country. The thing I can't figure out, for the life of me, is when women write me and defend Islam. Who in their right mind would be female and want to live under that system?

      I really need a video camera. I keep meaning to get one. Then I could do some shooting posts. I bought a hand held one a year ago but it was cheap and didn't work worth a damn. I need to get on the stick about that and get one that works. For one thing, I'd like to record one of our big thunderstorms.

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  2. Bwah ha haha....Put a picture of a gun in your house up ....Where their little snowflakes might be a skeered???? Ha ha ha ha.... I had my now adult male child shooting a single shot 22 at about 6 years old. I have a pic of him firing a friends Thompson at about 10... THAT is why we are going to win....Hope they enjoy their Dhimmitude.... Not to mention living their lives in chains, and on their knees....Ha ha ha ha....

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    1. JB, I can't imagine what got so many panties in a twist over that picture. Nobody gets all that spazzed out when I say I own guns. But the picture shook some to the core of their liberal souls. The only thing I can think is that they don't understand my kids are grown and gone. In fact, my kids are older than most of the authors of these moronic emails, I'm sure.

      But there are people out there, as surely as God made little green apples, who wet themselves at the sight of a gun. Like the Yuppies in "Goodbye World" when one of their number produced an ancient Webley pistol.

      "I can't believe you brought a gun in my house!"

      Of course, when guys with guns showed up later, all the Yuppies had to bend the knee and give them what they wanted. "Just say no" does't work when the other guy has a rifle and you have naught to arm up with.

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    2. A friend of mine has a picture on his toolbox at work of his ~3yo daughter laying prone behind his .50. She is so small she is actually laying on top of the buttstock so she can reach the trigger.
      I swear I think that liberals are a genetic mistake. Especially the ones who are not just anti gun but who are afraid of even pictures of guns.

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  3. Yep, these people will be the first to go when TSHTF. They have ZERO survival skills, expect Big Gov to take care of them cradle-to-grave, and have been so indoctrinated by the public "education" system that they lack the capacity to even think for themselves, let alone think logically.

    Islam is NOT a "religion of peace". Look at it's history. It's "kill the infidel", PERIOD.

    People, especially women, who defend it have no sense of history, and no sense of current events.

    When was the last time you saw a Christian group lining people up on a beach to behead them?

    Or burn them to death in a cage?

    Or do an "honor killing"?

    It just doesn't happen because the theocracy is different.

    These people remind me of the stories about the sheep negotiating with the wolves to see which sheep gets eaten last.....

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    1. They aren't even hippies. They are just individuals who largely reject their own countries, feeling themselves to be members of the "world." They don't give any thought to anything about the ramifications of what they support. They want their way, but they want somebody else to handle the logistics of making it happen. They have zero, absolute zero, tolerance for anyone who disagrees with them. Most of them are poorly educated and a great many comments I get are from people who obviously don't speak English as a first language. They use scurrilous language that would make a sailor blush.

      I only remember one of these guys who impressed me as being intelligent. I ran a post based on a Fox News story, which took the number of Moslems in the country, and said that if only 1% of them were crazy and stupid enough to actually try to carry out Jihad in this country, that was still a big number of people.

      A few days later, this guy tries to post a comment saying "go to your profile. Look at the number of profile views you have. Now say that only 10% of those people disagree with you. Now say that only 10% of the remainder care enough to make an effort to kill you. I think you are dead."

      That was a little creepy, even though he was just ridiculing the Fox story. It was like getting a message from a snake.

      I'd give you even money that the people who send me these obnoxious letters have never been in the Third World. If you live in Holland or Germany, and you are writing about events and people in the Third World, but have never been there, you might as well save your breath.

      Just like the morons in Minnesota who brought all the Somalis in. They crapped in their own nest with that one and it's still a big problem.

      Oh,well. At least it keeps me from getting complacent. I meet and converse with so many people on this blog who pretty much have things sorted out, that I forget the vast seething mass of humanity has the I.Q. of a tadpole in a nuclear plant cooling pond.

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  4. Oh, Good Grief. The precious little snowflakes go into hysterics over a picture of a gun hanging on a wall? Incredible.
    All four of my kids were around guns from birth on. Each took gun training classes. Each were also taught how to handle a gun by their Dad. And if threatened, I'm pretty sure each could defend themselves rather than joining the snowflakes who are huddled in a corner in tears, waiting for the policeman with a gun to show up. And guess what. There isn't a mass murderer among 'em.

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    1. Vicki, you and I and most of the people who come here find that to be common sense, and not remarkable in any way. But you'd be surprised how many people absolutely go into a frenzy over a person owning a gun. I promise you, I could write a post tonight about the advantages of gun ownership, and tomorrow morning I'd have 40 comments waiting that were hysterical rants about guns and gun owners. By evening time it would be over a hundred. And lots of them would be from Europeans, who would all start out by saying "Here we have no need of guns." Well, my advice to them is don't write any magazine articles, don't ride any trains or buses, don't go into any delicatessens , don't work at any factories, don't go to any beaches, and on, and on.

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  5. Isn't it ironic how intolerant these people that promote themselves as all inclusive are.

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    1. And aggressive. They remind me of the "freaks" at UNM in the early 1970's. They were going to save the country by beating the hell out of anyone who didn't toe their line.

      Do you know, way back when I was starting to talk with that individual who portrayed himself as all sorts of different people, you told me about him sending you emails that were threatening and that insulted you and your wife. I was genuinely shocked, because while I'd gotten nasty grams nobody had ever done that. No sooner did I start letting "Sara" post than I was overwhelmed with spam, had my blog peppered with vulgar, embarrassingly crude messages, and that was the start of all this really. Since then, I've changed not only my attitude but the way I run the blog. I think I got on the shithead shit list when I communicated with "Sara".

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  6. Looks like the Palestinian propagandists/apologists are at it again eh Harry? I have said before that they are being paid by groups like CAIR to sit in front of a monitor all day. Kinda like that German lady...

    And a decent part of London where the Muslims live? Ha Ha! You can't make this stuff up folks.

    Just for fun, how about you open up the commentary from them on a Friday (like Rush) and let us have some fun with them? At least the one's who can talk without hurling F-bombs. --Troy

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    1. Troy, I thought about setting something up on the right hand side of the blog and posting their comments. This morning I also thought about just posting them as regular comments. But that gets out of control really quick and I didn't want my blog turned into a battlefield where a lot of the readers would quit coming because it was too ugly.

      Also, as I was just saying to Michael, I think the fastest way to draw hordes of these mental midgets down on yourself is to start responding in any way. Before I started talking to Sara, cum Adrian, cum Di, and whatever other fake personages the guy used, I had some ugly comments but it was only when I started talking to those people that I had to start moderating my blog and setting up filters.

      It's pretty rare to get a comment or an email from one of these types that isn't completely obscene. In fact, I'm starting to wonder if they use computers to generate some of the traffic. I get a lot of emails that are just like this.

      HAHAHAHA! You are an *^#&^ and your wife is a &^A#%@. She *#&^ my #*&^$. The @#$%^ who read your blog are @#$^& and a bunch of $@#&^. You @#%^&, you will get what you deserve and so will the *&#&^% that read this *&#^ piece of @#$&^. HAHAHAHAHA!

      I mean, they're almost carbon copies, which makes me wonder if they are copies. I am catching a lot of them in filters now by putting certain obscene words or phrases in the filter.

      Does take a lot of time and effort, and does wear me out. But if they think they can shut me up this way, they're utterly wrong.

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    2. You are right Harry. If they write stuff like that it's a complete waste of our time. And I understand the need to keep things classy here. Sometimes you just get in a "fightin' mood" you know? --T

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    3. I sure do know. One of the things I detest about the people who send me all the grief is they are hiding in the internet so they can be all big and bad, knowing full well I can't get my hands around their throats. But I am carefully following this new company in Sweden which for a fee will track trolls down and tell you where they live and who they are.

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  7. My shop is in the burbs, just outside of DC. My 1911 is just behind the laptop where I sit and am typing this. And spread around the shop. I have some "escalating response" devices...So far have never needed a one... But like they say, rather have one and never need it that the other way around...I once had a girlfriends parents tell me "They didn't believe in Guns" Even at 18 I asked them how that was possible when I could produce one in short order....Never got an answer...

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    1. I lived in Fredericksburg once when I was stationed at Quantico. It was nice, in those days. Used to go to Mary's Heights in the evenings and watch the fireflies in summer.

      A gun only helps if you can reach it. I make sure that if, despite all my efforts, someone gets to the house without me knowing it, I'm not going to be caught in some part of the house where there's no tools for self defense.

      One good thing about people who abhor guns. When they get into the bad situation that almost everyone experiences at least once in life, they won't have to die feeling bad they hurt some thug. They can just die......

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  8. Trash is trash, it usually just gets more foul with time. Can you imagine how miserable those folks are?

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    1. You are correct. If I knew a way to spare myself any contact at all with them, I would. The only thing I can think of is going to a restricted blog, but then they win because people who comment anonymously could not get in the blog, and new people could not get in the blog. They would have effectively shut me down.

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    2. Well Harry, you can't be all things to all people. If they can get online then they can also get an account. If memory serves, I think I saw CC on another blog with an actual account recently on wirecutter's blog. There's no need to have to put up with this bullsh*t pro-muzloid, anti-gun abuse everyday.

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    3. Matt it couldn't have been CC as he doesn't have a goggle account. Unless maybe he has a Yahoo account or something of that nature. I am in sympathy with people who don't post using an account because all the bottom feeders cant track them down so they don't have to put up with all the harassment package. I am sure if I didn't have a blog I would go anonymous.

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  9. jeesh harry. you seem to be a troll magnet...you should probably get that checked out - bahahahah! up here, people would be sending you hate mail if they didn't see a gun hanging from the kitchen wall! maybe not in our 10 liberal cities (thank god we only have 10 in all of canada), but everywhere else would be horrified if you didn't have at least one weapon in the kitchen! that's where you need a weapon the most!

    i am so sorry that these idiots are driving you crazy. because that's what they are - idiots.

    time to take katiyja for another run. harry, would you like a baby husky? she's a really good girl. i think she would do well up on your mountain. she's killing us harry. we haven't had proper sleep in days now. oh man, it's worse than having a baby!

    sending much love as always. your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Kymber, it's like they have a club, or a list, or something. You can cruise happily along and not get too much bad emails or comments, then something clicks and it's like a tsunami. I can't explain it myself, except it started with "Adrian" , toned down some, and now seems to be ramping up again. I am a lot more sophisticated now though in setting up filters, and I moderate instead of having to go back through the published comments actually on the blog and delete them. Then I had to worry about who had seen them. I try to maintain a level of decorum so that women who come here won't be subjected to course language. That's why I never post "It's all Over" by Insane Clown Posse although it's the modern equivilent of "Its the End of the World as We Know It." ICP uses too many f bombs.

      You actually do have a baby there, and it will be hard for awhile, but she will grow up fast and you will not have nearly the trouble caring for her that she is now. She will be worth it.

      Hang in there, Kymber. I know you and J are juggling a lot right now but things will calm down.

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    2. harry - we just took her out and we are getting ready to take her out again....trying to keep her down for the night so we can finally get a few hours of sleep in our beds. jam is so good with her and she knows that when he picks her up and puts her harness on her that she is going for a run - she loves it! we take her out and run her around, then she plays with her sticks at her doghouse and now this evening...she takes us to the door when she is done! she is a very good girl harry!

      harry - do you want us to mail you a husky? i think you would really like her - bahahahah! or maybe captain crunch needs a new dog? captain - do you need a puppy? we can vouch for this one and send it airmail to you!

      sending much love to both of you! xoxox

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    3. Keep at it Kymber. She'll settle down. Have you tried putting her in a different room with an old clock ? I think that calms puppies down sometimes.

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  10. I don't write too much about how I feel about religion or politics, so not too many people will write negative comments. I'm sure if I stated my true opinions I'd have some hate mail. I'm around liberals working at an art college, but my co-workers are ultra conservatives. I'm somewhere in-between.

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    1. Your blog is about home, and family, and useful things . I like reading it. I enjoy the pictures of your kids and the things your family does together. It's wise of you not to do anything controversial, because if you did it might get back to your college. That wouldn't be good. I like your blog just the way it is and wouldn't change a thing

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  11. The mind set in Europe was never more obvious than in the article I read about a year ago. It seems this small group of Englishman were in Spain walking along a rural road and came upon a several Spanish farmers walking a long with scythes across their shoulder. No doubt enroute go do some haying. The English guys were so excited about seeing the scythes because they are illegal in Britain because of the size of the blade.

    I thought that was real interesting. I read somewhere that the sales of baseball bats went up due to the banning of long knives, guns and other means of self preservation.

    Wade in NW Florida with my trusty SS 1911 45 close at hand

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    1. Wade, the English are very different from us. I read some English blogs. None of them are particularly about survivalism. Most of them are about rural life. Self defense just doesn't figure in for them. If I lived there, and couldn't have a gun, I'd have a sword, or something! But most of the people I read just don't see self defense as a factor. Maybe because they live in the country and there isn't any crime there? I don't know. I do know that first the guns went, then the government started working on "sword violence" and I expect next it will be cricket bat violence. The violence that does exist seems to be primarily in the cities. If things go bad, it will spread to the countryside. What they'll do out there then I don't know.

      That M1911 sounds good. I've got a Kimber Custom II next to my beside. There's a Smith and Wesson Highway Patrolman in .357 on the stand next to my computer.

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    2. harry - i've always wanted a kimber...for obvious reasons! i once had someone email and asked if i was named after the weapon!!! sure wish i was!!! xox

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    3. Different name spellings but both classy ladies.

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    4. "Both classy ladies"

      That reminds me of a guy dating twins..... kinda cool. Double the fun!

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    5. I have trouble enough with one woman. Two at a time, no thanks! I guess it's a good thing I'm not Moslem. If I were I'd take my family of 14 to Europe and then start complaining that my"rights" were not being properly serviced.

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  12. I remember watching Deadwood and in Hell on Wheels where people sometimes were fed to the pigs. Then there's Fried Green Tomatoes where they just ate the bad guy at the BBQ cafe rather than the pork. I also heard that some of the feral hogs are killing people when they come across them unexpectedly. It definitely made up my mind that I'd raise a goat in the future but not pigs. Sorry about your nasty comments, my husband used to get them all the time too on the blog he used to write: conservative, political and religious. You could always go to a closed group where comments are by invitation only if you get tired of deleting.

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    1. feral hogs are dangerous. I'm more ancy about them than bears when I go out in the woods.

      Oh, not to worry about the comments thing. I get them and I delete them and there's an end of it really. I was just surprised that so many would get so angry over the merest suggestion that the Crusades were not an abomination. Not that I care what those individuals think.

      I have, from time to time, thought about a restricted blog. But that would shut me off from all the people who don't blog, and I don't want to do that. CC and Troy, for instance, would have to open google accounts to come by and neither of them want to do that. So I'm not going to be manipulated by some fanatics , no matter where they hail from.

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    2. I have friends who are cattle farmers. They have slurry tanks for cow manure. They said if someone fell in there, no one would ever find the body. Just a thought.

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    3. The deep forest will do that too.

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  13. Don't give up Harry, if you do they have won. Many of us myself included look forward to your postings

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    1. Mike, I'm not going to be run out of town by the riff raff. I had more than usual in my pending comments because of that discussion about the Crusades, but it doesn't bother me. I'm surprised those people don't have something more productive to do, though. They are not going to save the world by calling me names over the computer.

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  14. "The day is coming when those people won't matter because they won't be around anymore."

    Pretty much my feelings these days. I've given up on even bothering to explain my position to these people. I simply gather the things I need to make sure that when the engine of natural selection finally starts humming, I'll be around afterwards and they won't. I was telling someone yesterdsy, it's too late to save the world so Im just gooing to save myself and my loved ones.

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    1. Same here. But nobody can say I didn't make an effort. It was just a wasted effort. No more energy being expended on my part trying to talk to the Walking Dead.

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  15. A sad but true post Harry. They think by cutting you down that makes them a bigger person. I worked with a guy who was Army Guard NCO and he was the worst to be around after drill weekend. He would come in a make us fill like crap, because someone made him feel like crap. The company made him a supervisor to get him out of the union and fired him after like 2 or 3 months after he was away from the union protection. .

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    1. There are people like that in every walk of life. I worked for one for twenty years.

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  16. Yeah, and it makes no sense. They are basically just Antis and are against anything conservatives are for. You can actually get them to switch positions by arguing them around their circular reasoning. Not a pastime I enjoy however.

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    1. Leigh, I've set up a bunch of filters on my blog to tune down the background noise. I spend so much time trying to winnow out the crazies and moon bats, I have hardly enough time to write and enjoy the blog. You're right about them, and I'm tired of putting up with those people.

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