"Terrorism has once again shown it is prepared deliberately to stop at nothing in creating human victims. An end must be put to this."

Vladimir Putin


Monday, July 18, 2016

The New Reality



I was watching MSNBC this morning. They had a couple of their morning show hosts set up in a bar in Cleveland. They apparently intend to cover the convention from the bar, which would be their style.

The guy says to the woman, " You have a new truck!"
And she replies, "yeah, I'm going to drive it right through the bar!"

Obviously, off camera she said something about driving a truck through the Republican convention, alluding to the terrorist attack in Nice. I did not find her comment funny but the patrons of the bar obliging giggled and guffawed on cue.  MSNBC seems to hire news show hosts and hostesses that specialize in poor taste and lack of judgment.

What can I say about the shootings in Louisiana. I notice this time it didn't get near the coverage as the Dallas shootings. I suppose it just isn't as shocking now.  If this keeps up, good luck on finding anyone to do the job. After the Ferguson Effect kicked in, recruiting for police officers fell off significantly, especially among minorities. Now I expect the problem with hiring new police officers will be much worse. So it's every family for itself.



Statistical analysis by both conservative and liberal "think tanks" shows that police response time has grown significantly longer. Can't say I blame them.  I wouldn't rush to help anyone if I knew that I'd be getting tangled up with a hostile mob of  "black youth" either.  Knowing that responding to a 911 call might draw me into a kill zone would diminish my ardor for rushing to the rescue as well. And then, there's the fact that the mob, the media, and the politicians will throw you under the bus if you have to use your weapon.  No thanks.




So, assuming you can't really rely on the police for protection, better start coming up with some ideas to protect yourself.  Of course, lots of people who come here have been doing that for a long, long time. Others, maybe less so.  But I think we have reached the point where Colonel Coopers maxim on personal responsibility comes into play.




As for the banal details of life, nothing much going on up here. I went to the feed store,  I bought $84.23 worth of animal feed.  After I got it home (thank God they have fellows to load for you at the feed store), I had to unload it and store it.  That's not a fun chore.

In a minute I am going to town to the post office, and then to the new hiking trail at the big lake to try that out.

That's my day. As planned.  You never know though, until the day is over.

Thought for the Day:





30 comments:

  1. The truck attack in Nice France should show Democrats it does not matter what a person has if he wants to kill people, Truck, Box cutter, oh gun.....they will find a way to do it. People want safety but they think a police state can give it and we know that does not work. We are watching the news in wonder at the unraveling of sanity! Be safe on your Mountain!

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    1. Fiona, it's not a wonder that the left wing creeps who lurk on this blog don't like you. Your logic is impeccable, and you are very lucid in expressing your ideas. I never publish the nastygrams. I actually tried that some time back, although others warned me it was a mistake. I tried to let that kind of person express their beliefs, but all they could do was hurl insults and use obscenity. So now I just read the comments, have a good laugh, and delete them. It's a feather in your cap that you make them mad!

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    2. I am always reminded of Cane and Abel... where there is the will there is the way...

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    3. I've always believed that. Sometimes it's hard not to just throw you hands up in the air and say " the devil take it". I try not to do that.

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  2. Been having much the same thoughts, hope the hike is great

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    1. Randy, I am just going out a mile or so and then back. I'm going up there because it's right on the big lake, and I can let the dogs run off lease, so they can swim. Should be a good activity for all of us.

      I'm wondering just how adaptable I am going to have to be? I have given up going to the bookstore in Chattanooga when I have to go there, so as not to run into anymore black thugs. I don't go to cities for shopping expeditions with the wife anymore, we just go to small towns. I haven't gone off the property unarmed in decades, so I am used to that. So many negative changes over the last twenty five years or so, and they just don't stop coming.

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  3. I just watched a national geographic show called Critical Situation that was about the North Hollywood shoot out some years back. Scary times to be in law enforcement.
    Checking out a new trail sounds like fun. It's going to be hot though!

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    1. I remember that. The bandits were wearing improvised body armor, and carrying illegally modified AK-47's that had been converted to full auto.

      At that time, policemen did not generally carry AR-15's while on duty, even in the patrol cars, so they had to run into a gun store and requisition AR-15's and ammo. It was quite a battle.

      I didn't make it out to the lake after all. As you noted , the heat was staggering and I got a bit concerned about being out there on my own in that heat.

      The Weather Channel says there is a "heat dome" building over the center of the country, and it will be pushing 100 in North Georgia, Carolina and Virginia. Worse in places like Missouri.

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  4. I was gonna tease you about watching MSNBC but then I remembered that I wasted my time yesterday watching the Fox News Faggot lecture Bobby Jindal on how racist the phrase, "all lives matter" was. It was pretty disgusting. Heck, I may flip the channel myself to MSNBC now. At least I'll only be shocked if they actually say something that does make sense.

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    1. Fox has really deteriorated. It used to be a conservative channel but now it's just about like all the others. Some of their hosts, mostly the men, are pathetic. Hannnity and Shepard Smith would be right at home on CNN.

      In the morning, I have to switch channels because all the early morning news is in the talk show format. So they do one real news issue, and the next segment is some no name band playing a song, etc.

      I try to watch NewsMax when I can, but they run a lot of documentaries and don't have much outright news.

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    2. Shepard Smith has always been a flaming liberal. I liked Hannity along time ago...but now he just keeps going on and on and on and on and on.....I am like OMG man!!!!! he annoys me now.

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    3. I detest Shepard Smith. He's a prissy little wimp, writes checks with his mouth his body can't cash, as the saying goes. Hannity is a crashing bore, small intellect and big ego. I quit watching him at all after he showed yellow and called the Confederate flag a"symbol of evil."

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  5. I think that all the left wing wackos that find fault with Fiona's remarks show themselves to be Anti American and would find better homes in Socialist or Muslim countries. I am so sick of all the hood rats getting the attention they do.....round them up and deport all of them. Get out of my country, morons.

    We also are armed at all times and stay away from big cities. I don't like having to look at all strangers with a suspicious eye as that is not how I grew up, either. Obama and his minions have just about ruined this great country and I don't know if we can ever get it back. Trump must win the election.

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    1. After watching the opening of the Republican convention, I think about a third of the delegates need to either join the Democratic party or be deported. The entire delegation from Colorado got up and walked out when they lost the vote on rules. I wouldn't let the bastards back into the building , myself.

      The liberal news reporters were in a state of ecstasy at all the bad behavior. They also reported over and over about all the Party bosses who weren't there, like the Bushes, McCain, etc. I say, who needs them. Let them retire and sit around the exclusive country club and tell each other how great they were way back when.

      It's mostly one particular Europ Pimp that doesn't like Fiona. I just delete all those kinds of comments. I would share them, because I think the targets would enjoy the comments as much as I do, but they are too filthy to post.

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    2. Euro Pimps don't even count in my book. Lily livered wussified punks, IMHO

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    3. There's a company in Switzerland that tracks trolls down for a fee. Then you can publish their name and address,and take whatever other steps you feel appropriate. I considered contacting them and seeing what their services cost, just for the fun of outing this one particular character. If I get motivated I just might experiment with this guinea pig.

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  6. It just gets scarier and scarier. At the same time I'm becoming numb to it all, which isn't good. I should be "used" to violence.

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    1. It's a defense mechanism, Alissa. You just don't get the mental jolt after bad things happen that you do when they first start up. You adapt. I am pretty sure when the Islamo-fascists start shooting up schools and malls here, as they have in Israel, people will get used to that too.

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  7. MSNBC is full of Marxist stooges. With their ratings, i'm surprised they are still on the air. Another failed Soros project.

    Since the move, I have had a few trespassers on motorcycle. I called the Sheriff and guess what? nobody came out to take my report. If that is how it's going to be (the new normal) then I suppose I have to live out here with the Jeff Cooper credo.

    Please tell me Harry that the lefty loons don't like me either. --Troy

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    1. Troy, they are a pretty lame bunch. They don't garner much support even from the left, and they wind up doing more retractions than they do normal news stories. Like CBS, they put out a lot of lies, then when someone catches them, they say" we would like to correct our statement" and mealy mouth and then everybody forgets.

      It's not the people who you would expect who get the most flak. I think they pick out people they think will be hurt by their particular kind of venom. The thing I can't figure out though, is why they don't seem to be migrating over and attacking people on their own blogs. If they are, nobody is mentioning it. Then again, the standard procedure is never to acknowledge them, and that way they eventually get bored and just disappear. I don't really want my Euro-Troll in particular to vanish, because he/she/it has been trying to bug me for over a year now. I know the operating procedure so I can always smell that particular troll no matter how he /she/it tries to get me to publish their comments.

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  8. The statistics tell the truth.

    I'm Irish and Cherokee...what protest can I join and who should I go after? The chip on my shoulder is not nearly as big as those who spend their time thinking up crap instead of making an honest living.

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    1. It's the "be a victim" syndrome. With certain ethnic groups, whining and declaiming on their "oppression" is a way of life. Even then, some of the same group will get up, work hard, put in the effort, and they get a good life out of it. But there are those who just live by handouts, and they largely make up the problem children who are causing so much turmoil right now. Being told they are "saviors" by the President doesn't help a whole lot. Hillary was in Cleveland tonight at an NAACP meeting doing exactly that, it's all about white people, blacks are not to blame for any of their problems, and when she is President she will see that their grievances are addressed.

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  9. Harry in Birmingham the police filled 8 out of 32 positions available last year. I think that it will look good next class of recruits. Enjoy the walk in this heat you should have joined the dogs for a swim!

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    1. I did the walk but at a different park and without the dogs. As soon as I got out to the truck this morning I knew I wasn't going out on a new trail by my lonesome. Too easy to wind up with heat stroke or a heart attack and lay in the weeds until the buzzards show people where you are.

      I wouldn't work as a policeman for diamonds or gold. No future in it.

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  10. We've been watching "One America Network" for news lately.

    They seem to be more "Fair and Balanced" than Fox is these days.

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    1. I wish I had that. It's not one of the channels Direct TV offers. Fox is not what it used to be, and they often disappoint me these days.

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  11. All the talk is about gun control, yet in France the greatest loss of life was caused by a truck.

    I feel pretty safe around these parts, but find myself practicing concealed carry a lot more than I used to.

    My daughter bought my lovely wife and I tickets to a concert. Weapons security was tight so I could not even bring a jack knife. Felt positively naked.

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    1. I've never been much of a one for public events, and now even less so.

      Richard Pryor used to have a favorite line: "I don't go nowhere without my luggage!"

      I'm that way with my pistol. I'm not sure anywhere is safe these days.

      I've been waiting to hear Obama talk about truck violence, and how a person can just go into a dealership and buy a truck with no background check, and how people can sell trucks one to another without federal permission. Ban trucks, that's the answer.

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  12. And that is why for my convention coverage, Senior and I chose to watch it on CSPAN. No ignorant commentators.
    I loved it last night, Sheriff Clarke from WI. He started the "All Lives Matter" chant.
    Then I heard the Republican Candidate for Senate from Colorado. His name is Darryl Glenn. Very charismatic young man. And retired General Michael Flynn. He blasted Obama and Hillary about her email scandal and how if he had done that he would be in prison right now... I applauded that man, because he had been Obamas Director of Defense Intelligence, and he was fired for saying what it was " Radical Islam" .... He would make a great Defense Secretary in a Trump Cabinet.

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    1. Some good people spoke at the convention. I listened to his wife's speech. If it was similar to one given by someone else that doesn't bother me.

      I hope that now the malcontents have had their chance to act out and be little babies, they will settle down and do what delegates are supposed to do. I wouldn't let the delegates from Colorado back in the door, they walked out so let them stay out.

      I think Trump would have been better off choosing a retired general for VP. He isn't going to get any help from the Republican machine, all the big wheels are pouting and holding their breath right now. I think a lot of General Flynn. I usually do find retired military men far preferable to oily career politicians.

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