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

― Frank Herbert

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I believe Barack Hussein Obama is this guy reincarnated. Got to be. Teachers, welcome little Abdullah to your classroom!





Rain, and lots of it.  I'm glad to see it but we are staying buttoned up in the house today. Thursday  and Friday it's supposed to get down into the mid teens here. Still have a few minor things to do to get ready for that, mostly concerning the well pump house. Won't take long if the rain will stop for an hour or so.

We did an impromptu trip into town yesterday. Spur of the moment type of thing.  Bought some hog jowls at the grocery store. This time of year, the dogs need fat and hog jowls are the best way to get it to them. But people use the hog jowls for cooking things like Lima beans, butter beans, black eyed peas,  and soup, so they can be hard to find. We had to buy smoked jowls yesterday even though the dogs much prefer raw jowls. You take what you can get.

We went to our favorite restaurant. We have been going there for decades. It changes names but stays the same. Went around three so it would not be busy, and it wasn't. It was really nice to be inside, with a good meal, with no dishes to clean up, and be warm. They keep it warm in there since their clientele is largely comprised of old people and we get cold easily!

We were all set to watch "The Doctor Blake Mysteries" and "The Father Brown Mysteries" on PBS yesterday, but they were showing something else! Shock and dismay.  That's one of our routines. Tried to watch "MARS" on National Geographic at nine but couldn't stay awake.

Today will surely be dull. That's ok though. I can read and at noon Rush is on. I usually listen to the first hour or so of that, before the "phone lines" come into play.

Thought for Today:



























It was bad enough getting Hispanics in my classroom who couldn't speak word one of English. At least they were polite and didn't want to kill me.  Good luck teachers, with the 50,000 or more additional  "Syrian Refugees" that the Dims are getting into the country before President Trump takes over. You'll be getting some interesting new students. The government is accelerating the process to get as many as they can in before the new administration puts a stop to this.  Don't worry about "vetting" just get on the plane!

30 comments:

  1. I haven't seen hog jowls for sale around here before. I bet they would flavor split pea soup nicely. We are getting the cold rain here too. Bus broke down this morning so the boys and I were standing in it for thirty minutes. If I had known I would've driven the car down to wait on the school bus. Murphy's law I guess!

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    1. I like to make ham bone soup with lima beans. But when it's done, I let it sit in the ice box over night and then I scrape off the fat from the top and put it on the dog food. Jowls are even worse for making fat in the food, but they give a good flavor to things like beans so lots of people cook with them. Split pea soup would be really good with some jowls in it, never thought to try that.

      That's a cold, cold rain. Sorry you and the boys had to be out in it. I hope nobody comes down with bronchitis, seems to be making the rounds here.

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  2. Have I told you about my son-in-law Abdulla? Kurd from a village along the Syrian border? Father of my 3 year old grandson? He's also a businessman, tax payer, and newly minted US citizen. I don't care what his background or religion is, he's family now and family comes first. As long as my daughter is still happy with him that's good enough for me.

    We must be careful not to paint with too broad a brush. He's disturbed by the extremists as much as the rest of us are. Not every Muslim is an enemy. Sometimes they're the guy at the end of the dinner table at Christmas dinner.

    I'm not angry. This is just a reminder that America is a complicated place.

    Not every

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    1. I'm glad you are happy with him. I don't care for Moslems and can't pretend I Do. have seen enough of the nitty gritty Islamists to know I don't want them in my neighborhood. There are decent people in all ethic groups but Islam is replete with bad types that I have first hand experience with and I would prefer not to have any more experience with. Kurds are primarily Sunni aren't they? I think they enjoy a better reputation than most of their coreligionists from that region.

      As your daughter chose to marry one I am glad he appears to be decent. I'm curious, is your daughter a Moslem? Will your grandchild be raised as a Moslem? That's a situation that must be difficult.

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    2. Hey Harry and Sixbears.

      (captaincrunch)

      I had too many bad experiences with moslems oversea's. I know there are Kurds that are fighting some of the bad guys and they are ok. I don't know if we can trust anyone out of any of those groups in the long run because of the culture of tribalism where one day they are your allies, the next day they are trying to slit your throat.
      America has become on giant complicated mess with everyone against everyone else in this me, me, me special snowflake culture we have created. That's what will destroy America from within is the special snowflakes and an integrated, diversified culture. If a moslem chooses to adopt Americanism as his or her way of life the same as the Russian Jews, Catholics, Hindu' etc, with the Constitution over Sharia. Then there is hope for that individual. If that individual puts his 'Sharia law' over the Constitution. Then that individual may be a potential threat to the health, safety and welfare of the community in which they reside.
      I know I choose to wade into a briar patch and I know I will face the wrath of a written, tongue lashings but they are written tongue lashings. Not the real ones you would get in Suadi Arabia.

      I helped protect the oil of billionaires. I was a white slave, a demhi, a heritic, non believer in the true prophet (or what some called the true prophet) My views on islam are very negative. I have seen first hand what islam is all about with my own eyes while in the Persian Gulf, Middle East.

      Islam will only bring sorrow to America.

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    3. You've said it more articulately than I have. Those who adopt our values and beliefs are not a threat, and not a worry.

      But before someone comes into this country from that part of the world, we need to be sure they are that kind of individual. If you look at a list of terrorists killings in this country, most of them were performed by 2nd generation immigrants, or by new converts. This Somali clown that attacked the college campus with his vehicle and a butcher knife is a prime example of what we don't need happening here.

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  3. I'm glad Sixbears has a nice muslim son-in-law. Unfortunately, his holy book tells him to kill infidels the same as the next guy's. If a person isn't serious about their "religion," why do they have it? (Goes for Christians, too.)

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    1. I like Six Bears on a personal level. I've known Moslems I liked, like the Turkish Air Force Major Mehmet Botan, who was such a good friend to my wife and I in Italy at AFSOUTH. But none of that has any bearing on my negative view of Islam overall. I look a the overall picture and anybody who keeps up with the news knows how that's been working out for us.

      So I'd as soon not offend him while at the same time my opinion on this remains the same.

      I see your point but the guy is probably not a fanatic.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      I agree, there used to be more than a few Turk's with their heads screwed on strait that did not let their religion overtake their 'higher cognitive thinking' Now I fear Turkey will become what they once were for hundreds of years. An autocratic, theocracy with a Sultan for a leader and more wars over Greece and westward expansion into Europe will commence once again.

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    3. Turkey has a leader who wants to be Saladin reincarnated. He's purged all the secularists from the government, education, media, industry and right down to little shops on the street. I'd say your prognosis is right on the money. There's no one left to organize a resistance and Islamic fervor seems to be at an all time high there. U.S. Naval vessels are no longer welcome in Turkish harbors, and US Air Force activities originating on Turkish airfields have been severely curtailed. Someone there does not love us.

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    4. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      is there any talk of pulling our airbases (and any other bases) out of Turkey?

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    5. Not that I am aware of at the moment. Turkey is U.S. equipped and we are their sole source of parts and munitions. The Turks harbor no love for the Iranians. Just have to see how it works out.

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    6. There are examples of bad Christians, Muslims - every religion in fact. I have no problem with any one of Muslim faith as long as they do not break the laws of our country - period. That does include immmigrating legally.

      Gorges Smythe - cannot comment on your blog (choosing to remain anonymous) but I saw your comment on marlin spike tools. I have found that the largest steel nail - lumber spike with tip ground to finer point makes a great makeshift marlin spike for little cost. Wrap nail shank w/ friction tape for handle if you like - not bad at all.

      Hope Mr. Flashman took no offense to advice on tool.

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    7. Anon, here's the problem. Look at most of the attacks by Islamic terrorists in this country, and they are not initiated by the original immigrants. They are perpetrated by 2nd generation Moslems raised in this country. So letting them in the country makes it more likely this same scenario will play out.

      No problem here with saying what you want. We don't worry about thread creep at all.

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  4. I've never seen hog jowls here before at all. Then again I wasn't looking for them. Sounds great for the animals.

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    1. They are usually in the butchers section of the grocery store, but it's entirely possible nobody eats them outside the South. There's a reason we lead the nation in deaths by heart attack and stroke. ;-)

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  5. 6 below here this morning and the deer are coming down from the hills at night to feed on my lawn. Right now I can tolerate the cold but maybe ask me how I feel about it in March.

    I suppose a comparison of Tiny Tim vs. Obama is a fair one. But I think he's got a bit of Idi Amin in him too. Barack the anti-colonialist, anti-capitalist, anti-semite, & race-baiter. This will surely become his true legacy, just as soon as Trump does away with all his executive orders.

    Those kids sure look happy to be the next martyr don't they? --Troy

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    1. Kids are very useful to Islamic terrorists. In Lebanon, the streets were very narrow with houses on both sides. The different factions would have little kids throw tin cans with rocks inside them down off the buildings into passing military vehicles. Then, one of the cans would have a hand grenade in it. Not much you could do, since shooting little kids was off limits although I know at least one Marine who served there was not scrupulous about that, as he wanted to get home.

      Obama is the worst of the worst. At least, he is since Shrillery didn't get elected.

      Our last day of decent warm weather here. By tonight it's supposed to be in the teens. I need to go out in a little bit and put the insulation cover on the well pump house. Need to turn on the pump house light, too. Should be ok for the cold after that. We are not getting down to your temps this time around, thank God.

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  6. Your opening line would explain a lot.

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  7. ...and the dogs know: The Boogeyman is always out there!

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    1. Dogs do know that. They don't like things that go bump in the night. That's one reason they are so handy to have around. Being photogenic like yours doesn't hurt either!

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  8. Scary pictures of the Muslim children. While the liberals are so scared of the so-called "right wing extemists," we have thousands of unvetted Muslims pouring into this country. How many of these Muslims are teaching their kids to hate the infidels? Who knows? It angers me that they are pushed to the front of the line to be granted citizenship, while other immigrants have to jump through all the hoops and wait for years to become citizens. Jan. 20, 2017 cannot come fast enough. Jana

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    1. I have to wonder how anyone can still feel welcoming towards the proponents of Islam. Especially with the appalling example of what has happened in Europe to look at. The only thing I can think is that they are so hopelessly out of touch with reality that they don't know who they are dealing with. If we want the U.S. to have the same issues as Europe, the fastest way to bring that condition about is to import more Moslems. As a rule, they do not assimilate, they cherish a deep dislike for Christianity and non Moslems in general. They are obviously easily moved to acts of violence. It would be difficult to say they contribute anything to European society since they are above all else voracious consumers of public funds. The fact that there are individuals who are the antithesis of that generalization doesn't detract from it's overall validity.

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  9. With two boys in the current public school system....it scares the crap out of me. However, I will say that being in a rural school, things are much different then they are at inner city schools...

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    1. Glock Mom, I agree that rural schools are less likely to be in jeopardy than urban schools. Yet I remember the Beslan attack, which by Russian standards would be considered rural. They had more than 300 killed, 186 of whom were elementary school children. And the attack on the Israeli nursery school at Ma'alot killed 22 children, 3 teachers and left 68 wounded. That was rural.

      No place is really safe today, but we all have to do the best we can with what we have. No one can fort up at home and stay there all the time, so it's just how it is.

      I am confident that President Trump will put a stop to Islamic immigration until some system can be put in place to check these people. The government claim that the current flood of refugees have been vetted is an outright lie.

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  10. Interesting to listen to "Teach Your Children" while scrolling through the photos of those kids. A rather powerful message Harry!

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    1. People don't understand the outside world a lot of the time, Leigh. They think everything works like it does here, and everyone is essentially like them. But it isn't that way.

      Sometimes I feel like a person who has traveled far, and seen a dragon. The I come back and tell people about the dragon, and they say "there's no such thing as dragons."

      Frustrating, it is! ;-)

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  11. You had to burn my retina's with Tiny Tim, thanks. Don't worry about those little Islamic turds, I am doing my part with my boys to train them to kill them.

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    1. Between radical Islam, the BLM movement, and the other things that are going on now there's a good chance that's exactly what they will have to do at some point. I tried to give my kids a good grounding in self defense and an aggressive attitude towards anyone who would harm them. Sometimes, there's just no way out and then you can be a sheeple and just die, or you can have at them. Force can only be met with force. Mine have found that to be true, and it will be worse, I think, when your's are grown and gone.

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