"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


Friday, January 13, 2017

Getting back to normal.


"But some there were, who resisted."





Two weeks of having family visit changes your routine. Particularly when they bring their dog, their squirrel, their ailing monitor lizard, and Belladonna the Mouse.  The German Shepard puppy was a real handful. She isn't very well trained yet, but she's pretty strong.  I told the kids they need to get on that when they get back, since it will be harder to train her if she is older.

I spent the last two days cleaning up the house.  Conkers the Squirrel  has a big cage here she lives in when she visits. My daughter got some sheets out of the laundry room for Conkers to snuggle in. What she didn't realize was that these were "Laura Ashley" sheets that cost a ton of money. When I went to wash the sheets yesterday, I found they looked like someone fired a buckshot load right through them. Told my wife on the phone and she said to keep them and she will look at them when she gets back.  She's up North with the kids. So I am on my own for awhile. I am not overwhelmed at the concept. I need some rest.  At any rate, I think I will have a nice set of $100 + sheets to clean guns with when she gets back.


Survivor's Edge isn't one of my favorite magazines, but I still subscribe. Sometimes, as in the case of this issue, it's worth the money.  I particularly enjoyed the article on communications and radio equipment.


Here are some  good cartoons. I haven't posted many cartoons lately, so I thought I would catch up a bit.
























Those cartoons sum up all the BS going on today better than I could. I watched "Little Puffy Face" Marco Rubio assaulting Tillerson at the confirmation hearings. Had to turn it off.   Prissy little twit, trying to get even for being trounced in the primaries. I wonder why so many politicians today are of such low quality.  Where are the Andrew Jackson's?  Not on the twenty dollar bill, had to make way  for "Bush Ranger" Tubman. Oh,well. 



Thought for Today:




22 comments:

  1. Glad all is well.Has your snow left yet? Ours left yesterday.

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    1. It's all gone. Tuesday night we had warm air come in, and rain. By morning, it was just a soggy forest and fog out there, but the snow was gone.

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  2. Harry,

    Ut Oh on those "Laura Ashley" sheets....they're a tad pricey. Maybe able to replace them at a reasonable rate at Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls.

    You're cartoons are dead on with what's going on right now.

    I heard the story of the strange stopping in Arizona to help the police officer the day it happened. It's a great story hearing a strange stopping to help a police officer. We need more people helping our police officers in this world. I know if I came across an officer in trouble, I would stop to help.

    Ice storms running through Oklahoma, so far were just getting rain. In time the water will turn to ice and all the crazy drivers will be on the road.

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    1. Sandy, I don't know why we bought them in the first place. I think my wife gets ideas from shopping shows about how she wants to fix up this room or that room, and it's off to the races. I don't say anything about it because she gets so much enjoyment out of fixing up the house.

      It took a lot of courage for that person to stop and engage the shooter. No one can tell, when they fire a weapon, with the best of motivations, what the slugs in the D.A.'s office will do. That story reminded me of the scene in 13 Hours, where the security men defy the wimpy station chief and go to help the consulate under attack. The one fellow says "well, guess we can forget about contract work from now on" and the other says "you can't put a price on being able to live with yourself."

      I think, under Trumps leadership, more people will be emboldened to stand up for themselves and others. With that wretch Obama running things, those that did evil were praised and feted, while those who tried to do right were thrown under the prison. I fervently hope that the "Dims", and all their ilk who created that bitterly caustic environment will have cause to regret it. 8 years of living under a left wing dictatorship. I still can't believe it's over.

      The cartoons highlighted all the many different aspects of what's going on now, as the left wing resorts to the same lies and political trickery they've always utilized to smear their opponents. I think it would be just to see the people behind the "dossier" scam rotting in prison.

      I saw a new storm was passing through your area. I think it will miss us, but my wife and the kids are right in it's path as it moves into the Ohio valley.

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  3. Did you see where the POS Obama now won't let Cubans land and stay on our shore? Well, Cubans voted for Trump. Illegal Mexes and Muslims are welcome to stay when they sneak in because they are future democrat voters. This evil, vile POS is acting like a 2 year old, stomping his feet and throwing his faggot weight around until the last minute. You spoil your kids, Harry

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    1. Obama is vindictive as hell, and being a narcissist he can't stand it when somebody thwarts him. He's like a black Caligula. The Army killed Caligula, but in our case all we can expect is that he will continue to be a pain in the ass after he leaves office. Did you notice there's a movie out about "Barack and Michelle" when they were younger. I gave that one a pass. CBS is doing a special 60 minutes this weekend to give him a chance to tell us all what a great job he's done in his 8 years. Next Friday he is history, like Hitler, Rasputin, and other nightmares.

      They're good kids and I really enjoy having them here. I miss them now that they are gone. Been keeping busy and trying to get back into my old routine. It won't be as exciting, that's for sure.

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    2. I miss hearing about your ferrets, Harry. How did they fare with all the company and assorted critters?

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    3. The ferrets aren't doing too well. Instead of having the run of the house while the kids were home, they had to stay in one of the bedrooms because the Shepherd puppy was loose in the house and I was afraid she would kill them. They didn't get as much attention as they are used to but I am trying to make it up to them by taking them outside to play when the weather is good. They didn't get around the visiting squirrel, monitor lizard or mouse because I was afraid one or the other of those animals might kill another animal.

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  4. That's too bad about the sheets, it happens. Last year I ruined the kitchen table with Hoppe's #9. At least she still speaks with me.

    That was real dirty what Obummer did to the Cubans. Even more reprehensible is what that lunatic John McCain did, turning over fake dirt on Trump to the FBI. I guess there are still plenty of cockroaches left in the RNC.

    And how many criminals to you think Honolulu Barry will release? He may as well pardon all the killers in Chicago. God help us...only 7 more days. --Troy

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    1. Not as bad as last time, as far as I'm concerned. This time it was just some sheets. Last time around, Conkers escaped from her cage, got into the pantry, and wrecked havoc on the supplies stored there. We got off easy this time. ;-)

      It's the kind of slimy, back stabbing operation he excels at. I don't particularly like Cubans but the idea that he would hose a specific group because they didn't vote for him is reprehensible. Makes Nixon's enemies list look tame.

      McCain has really shown his ass, and I've gone from respecting him to wishing he'd have a heart attack and exit the scene like Teddy Kennedy. The world would be a better place without McCain or Graham. But guys like that live to be 99.

      I'm done with the Republicans. No more donations, no more "voting the party." They're the same low life bottom feeders as their contemporaries at the DNC.

      He's emptying out Gitmo and the prisons as fast as he can. I guess he wants to "do rite by de bruddas". I saw on tv tonight that the Obama Justice Department has determined that cops in Chicago arrest three times as many blacks as they do whites. The talking head said this clearly showed their prejudice. Wonder if it ever occurred to that gray headed old fool that maybe blacks commit more crimes. I wish they would send him to do a night time segment on the inner city of Chicago. He'd be bleating a different story the next show, if he lived that long.

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  5. Yup, you got some good ones there. I stole some for Facebook!

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    1. I get them from a buddy who sends them to me. I'm sure he'd be glad to have additional distribution on them. They deserve to be seen!

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  6. Glad things are getting back to normal. I love those political cartoons, the send a great message. I fully support diversity.

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    1. Me too. I even support diversity to the extent that I buy the same pistol in different chamberings!

      I get those cartoons from a friend, and they help add a little humor to the blog. They do make some good points, often better than I could ever do in words.

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  7. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    'Being the 'uncivilized and undomesticated' barbarian that I am. I buy decent sheets but on cold nights I sleep in a nice clean, nylon sleeping bag that is spread out on the bed.'Luxury for me is super high speed internet, instant coffee that's strong enough to make a Viking gag, and a foot rest (Ammo Can) that is filled with 'CMI' M1A mags that I am currently using as I type this reply. 'Bachelorhood for me affords a large amount of freedom like playing Led Zepplin (a hard rock band) on a giant stereo system at 2:00 AM:)

    After viewing some of those cartoons, makes me want to be a full unabashed 'Ethnocentrist' My western based culture of Americanism may not be perfect but 'Diversity is Cultural Suicide' and Coexistance' is a fallacy of unattainable ideals.

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    1. I'm not that particular about sheets either. My wife watches too much of the shopping network sometimes.

      The cartoons put a poniard in the Dim Wits, and I get a laugh out of them at the same time.

      You're exactly right about "diversity" and "multiculturalism." What's going on right now after the election is the best proof of that I can think of.

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  8. There is one thing you missed....the Womens March on Washington...no one mentions all the womens firsts his campaign managed to snag! Or the number of women his companies have in top positions. Women seem enthralled with Hillary and her real record for women was abysmal. Your posts are such a great mix of things.
    Stay Safe on your Mountain

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    1. Fiona, you are absolutely right. A lot of women have fallen for the Dimmie's spiel. They don't know any better because those particular individuals are crafted by the school system and the media.

      I have been reading a blog by a guy who works in a deep South city, and he says many of his female coworkers are spending money they can ill afford, so they can "protest" the inauguration. I'm not surprised.

      Things are pretty good here right now. Warm and mild, and no big things going on.

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    2. They expected women to go for Hillary just because she was a woman, but I found that an extremely offensive assumption - like I don't have a brain in my head and am only interested in superficial stuff and not issues! I believe that was the argument for keeping the vote from women back in the day - that they would just vote for the most handsome candidate and weren't smart enough to care about issues.

      Anyway, glad things are back to normal for you Harry. Crazy weather! Everything frozen last week and we're in t-shirts this week.

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    3. Leigh, I think the Democrats made a number of errors in their calculations, and that was one of them. They seem to have done well with younger people as a whole, but not so well with mature adults who had some experience of life.

      We are having the same weather here. I haven't even been running any heat in the buildings for several days now. I think that the fluctuation from extreme cold to moderate weather is tough on my chickens, since they have to adjust so quickly. I had some freeze during that last cold.

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  9. It does take a lot of adjustment when people come to visit.

    I wish my in-laws would come to visit. The kids barely know that side of the family. Any efforts to visit always come from us.

    You kids must have gotten their love of pets from you. If I could have any pet it would be a hedgehog. They are so cute!

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  10. Especially when they are a lot younger than me. My kids run me ragged when they visit. I don't mind it, but it wears me out.

    All of my family is out in Oregon now. They never come back here anymore and I haven't been out there in years. I know what you mean. But, my mother in law and my sister in law live just over the mountains, and sometimes that's too close!

    Hedgehogs are very popular in Japan, where so many people live in small apartments. My daughter knows some people who have them and she thinks they make wonderful pets.

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