"There is no doubt that our nation's security and defeating terrorism trump all other priorities."

Arlen Specter

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"May you live in Interesting Times." Old Chinese Curse.

I just had someone send me this video from YouTube.  I thought it was a good song so I am posting it. I know there is a lot of push back going on in Europe from the Europeans who don't want to be submerged in the Islamic tide. You never hear word one of it here from our media, but it's really going to town over there. Particularly in France. Maybe they can shake free of the Islamic plague  after all. The nationalist political parties are gaining ground against the decrepit old socialist regimes. That has to be a good thing.




I sent a "paper" letter up to the White House, expressing my appreciation for all President Trump and his people have done. You can email or call, of course, but I always feel like a paper letter might be better. I know some intern will just look at it, make a mark on a tally sheet, and deep six it, but I do what I can.  Same thing with writing to Fox News to urge them to get rid of that little pimp, Shepard Smith. There are a lot of on line petitions you can sign to voice support for sending mealy mouthed "Shep" over to CNN, but I sent a letter. Again, I expect no great results but it beats nothing. Doesn't it say in the bible somewhere that it's better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness? Or maybe I saw that on one of those motivational posters, can't really remember.

Got out one of my trusty Walther P-38's and blazed a whole box of Winchester 9mm away today. Saved the brass, though.


My guns are actually the P-1 version, or post war version, of the P-38.  Same gun, except not worth nearly as much to collectors. When the Bundeswehr was reactivated in the 1950's in West Germany, the P-38 went back into production. The earliest ones were marked P-38, and I have a couple of those. But most were marked P-1.  It's an outstanding pistol.  Germany released them from their war reserves in the mid 1990's, and they came into the U.S. by the thousands. An unissued pistol, with holster, cleaning kit and extra magazine, sold for under $200.00 wholesale. Of course, Merkel's government has changed the law now in Germany and any weapons declared surplus have to be destroyed. But I got mine. I bought most of them as "trade goods", so they are still sitting in the boxes they were issued in.


Watching the early morning Fox News today, the newscaster said that Fox had heard a "rumor" to the effect that the White House will no longer deal with CNN. They won't send anyone else from the administration to be interviewed because CNN edits the interviews to warp the news, and does nothing but try to cast the Trump administration in a bad light. I hope this is true.  CNN has terrible ratings as it is, so maybe they will go broke and disappear.  That's a pity, because I remember when they first came on the air how good it was to have 24 hour news. And back then,  they tried to be honest. But those days are long gone.




Pub Mix:


I wanted to mention this pub mix.  It's like trail mix, only with nothing sweet in it, no candy or fruit. It has a really good flavor, and will keep forever. There's also the fact that it comes in outstanding reuseable containers, which you can then store rice, beans, pasta, salt, or whatever in. Costs just over $5.00 a container in our town.


It's good for snacking on, and would make a nice addition to your "iron rations" as well.



On the Home Front,  I've been doing a little work around the place, but nothing really taxing unless it's essential, like clearing the trail.  If you live out in the woods, and you are by yourself, then even minor accidents can be a real problem. I have developed a particular dislike for going outside on snowy, freezing nights. I don't mind it when the wife is home, as I take a small radio and she has one. If I had an accident, I could call her. But when no one is here, and with minimal or no cell phone signal, there are lots of ways going out on an icy night could end badly. But every place has drawbacks. If I lived up where my kids are I could get murdered by the Goblins just going to the dumpster at night, or getting out of the car in the parking lot.



Yesterday I read an article in an on line newspaper about a guy who saw three black men trying to get into his house.  He shot one of them. They sped away, but the cops caught them. This happened in Minnesota.  Unfortunately for him, they were black. They admitted they were "casing" the house for a break in, but the District Attorney there has filed manslaughter charges against the home owner. Doesn't matter these three guys were all criminals with long records of violent crime. Doesn't matter there were  three of them and one of him.  Thank God I live in Georgia. I gather Minnesota is not big on "Stand your Ground" or "Castle Laws."

“A stand-your-ground law (sometimes called "line in the sand" or "no duty to retreat" law) is a justification in a criminal case, whereby a defendant can "stand their ground" and use otherwise unlawful force without retreating, in order to protect and defend themselves or others against threats or perceived threats. “ Wiki. 



A Castle Doctrine (also known as a castle law or a defense of habitation law) is a legal doctrine that designates a person's abode or any legally occupied place – e.g., a vehicle or home, as a place in which that person has protections and immunities permitting him or her, in certain circumstances, to use force.  Wiki



You still have to exercise good judgment and restraint, though. Especially in a city.  If you shoot a black person, and you are white, they are going to try to run you up for murder, no matter what the circumstances. You might win out in the end, but the legal fees would ruin you. So I now stay out of cities.

In the rural areas, where common sense still prevails, it's a different story. If you are attacked, or you go  to the aid of someone who is being attacked, you will almost certainly be on a  good footing with the law. Rural District Attorneys are usually from rural backgrounds, and they need the good will of the population to keep their positions. The way things are going, if you live in a city and can get out, it might be a good idea to try to do so. I know several people whose blogs I read who have already left the city, or are about to do so.  Wish my kids would bail out.

Thought for the Day:








26 comments:

  1. Real citizens throughout the world are sick of these socialist elites. People like Pelosi, Schumer, Obama and the Clintons are relics of the past. More and more people are starting to see them for what they really are. Jana

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    1. That's true, Jana. And in both Europe and America, people are tired of watching their countries inundated by Islamists who not only have no ties to the European and American culture, but don't want to. As President Trump's election proved, when enough of the little people get mad, they can work wonders. The Dems still don't believe it, but it's true.

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  2. Harry,

    I heard something similar about CNN. I don't blame the President if he does ban them.

    Agreed, you must be very careful living out in woods especially if you're by yourself. Communication is needed just in case you have an emergency. Have you ever thought about getting a residential booster for your cell phones? Most boosters will increase your signal strength providing you access to call people. If we move further out we will purchase a booster. What do you use for internet access living out there?

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    1. I'd be glad to see the last of CNN. I wish they would take Shepard Smith with them when they go.

      I can almost never get any cell signal here, especially in summer when the forest is leafed out, because of terrain masking. I can leave my cell on a little hook on the wall, which seems to be a good place for signal strength, and I can usually get texts within an hour or so of when people send them unless the weather is bad. But voice is just not on. I think I would need at least a week constant signal for a booster to work, since it amplifies the signal. I get internet over my land line. This was once a CCC camp in the 1930's, and they had a line run up here. I have very slow and unreliable internet over the phone line, but I tried satellite internet and it almost never worked and was even slower.

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  3. I read the Minnesota story regarding manslaughter charges being brought against the homeowner whose house was being cased...where he went wrong was that he shot them outside of his house and while they were in retreat...sucks for him...MN has a tendancy to go after people who shoot home invaders...the criminals ate always made out to be victims...at least that was what I noticed in the years I lived there...it is a blue state afterall...

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    1. That kind of logic can only be practiced by someone who has never been shot at, never had to return fire, never had to make decisions right then, under stress. If you see four big black guys trying to get into your house, the appropriate assumption is that they will do you or your family harm if they can. In that situation, the Doctor in Connecticut always pops into my mind. He's the guy who had two recently released criminals break into his house. They held the family hostage for two days before they raped his wife, his 17 year old daughter, his 12 year old daughter, tied them to their beds and burned them alive. I, personally, am not going to give home invaders the benefit of the doubt. And thankfully, in Georgia, the law allows me to act in the best interests of myself and my family. As I said, you have to use common sense, but people trying to break into my home would seem justification enough to me. I know Minnesota has some odd beliefs in general, like importing Somali refugees so now they have a thriving Somalia gang infrastructure and supply Somali "youths" to ISIS.

      Some good people live there and will have to put up with that mentality. I know Vicki is up there and Rob is too, and I feel for them.

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  4. I ordered my self a pair of yakx trax the other day after slipping and falling under the tree I hang my suet feeder in. I had just refilled the feeder, and was turning around when I lost my footing on the hard packed snow/ice. It is on a hill, top of a creek, and in the backyard where NO ONE would ever see me unless they were looking for me. DH is away visiting currently, so I could be outside for quite a while before anyone missed me. And like you, the cell doesn't work at the house. Landed on my hands and knees, luckily no damage done except to scare away the chickadee that was waiting (barely) for me to move another foot away so it could get first dibs at the new suet. Just before I fell, I thought about how lazy it was to be out there in that pair of slippers instead of shoes with traction on the soles. Then as I was crawling back up the bank on my hands and knees, I thought how stupid it was to be that lazy! Lol.

    That song has a pretty snappy beat to it!

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    1. Suz, it's awfully easy to "just run out for a minute" and have things go wrong. Some years ago, we had a big ice storm. The next day, I went out on the parking pad where the Cherokee is, and while I was there my two big dogs came running across the meadow. They tried to stop, but they couldn't. They hit me and knocked me up in the air. When I fell I broke three ribs. I could barely move but my son was standing there and helped me get inside. If he hadn't been right there, I would not have been able to get in, I don't think. Things happen so fast. But it's hard to be on guard every second of every day.....

      I do like that song too. I think it is from the film "Les Miserables." If so, it's certainly appropriate.

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  5. France flipped out when the priest was slaughtered Halal style in his own church last year. The media and the French government kept it quiet. But... my sources over there say the feeling is ugly, really ugly, French Revolution ugly. We'll see what happens with the upcoming elections and if the National Front and Le Pen win. (I have visions of the farmers sharpening their... backhoes.)

    As to Germany, hard to say. Lots of subversive murmuring but since it is illegal to say and print/report certain things (like, whatever the government wants) it is hard to really get an official feel. Still, the underground is a-buzzing, and somewhere there is a video of a female politician who went undercover and then was shocked at the action of the desert-apes.

    Hope your children move soon. They need to get out of the brain-frozen north and closer to reality soon.

    Stay safe.

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    1. I've been getting most of my news about Europe from videos people living there post on You Tube. There have been some knock down drag outs in the provinces, and in Paris there was a furious battle between what the news people called "vigilantes" and African immigrants who had made a tent city in the middle of a street. If I were a Moslem immigrant, I'd be thinking about leaving France.

      Sweden has seen some violent push back against Islamic migrants from the Middle East. I watched a video where about fifty Swedish men wearing masks attacked an immigrant camp, after a young woman working there as a social worker was stabbed to death by an Arab. Germany seems to have a strong anti-immigrant movement but they are trying to do things legally, so they are fatally handicapped. In one post, I mentioned that a German city was building a wall around an immigrant housing location to keep them from coming out at night and attacking local girls and women. I got all kinds of obscene comments calling me a liar and a lot worse.So I just linked the story from the German media. I never publish crack pot troll comments, or discuss anything with them. I tried, some years ago, despite several warnings from friends not to do so, and it was a disaster. Now I know you can't talk to them and there's no point in trying. They are not intelligent, thinking people.

      My daughter says they are moving in the Spring and have already started the wheels turning to arrange transfers within the corporation. But, they are still determined to go to Nashville, which is one of the most dangerous cities in the South.

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  6. Minnesota wants you to retreat unless it is impossible to do so, and then you may shoot an intruder, but they would rather you just wound the criminal. Castle laws are in effect, but are only for your home, where other states include vehicles, even tents if a person is camping. Minnesota basically wants you to just run and hide and wait for the police to show up to draw the chalk line around your dead body.

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    1. Vicki, another person from Minnesota told me the same thing. I think it's asking a lot for a person being attacked to evaluate the situation as it occurs and then make a decision intended , not to protect themselves, but the criminals. Somebody up there needs to rework that law. Georgia has little concern for violent criminals and sees things from the honest citizens standpoint. That's not to say you might not run into trouble in our cities, where almost without exception, the city government is run by blacks. They see things only one way. A black person is always innocent, and a white person is always a guilty racist.

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  7. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    'Did you see the Berkeley riots last night. I guess those special snowflakes threw a temper tantrum like a bunch of children that no one said 'No' to.

    The left and the radical left have become so intolerant of other opinions that they now remind me of the radicals from the previous century like the pre-1917 Russian Bolsevik's, German radicals of the 1920's and early 30's, and muslim radicals of the 1970's to present.

    In the big picture this is just the symptom of the 'slow death of the west' that I have wrote about before. Overpopulation is the root cause. 'People that perceive that they cannot attain their 'fare share' and resort the violent means that only exasperates the problem even more.

    There is no solution.

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    1. Well, CC, I know of a solution for rioting like that. When I was in college at the University of New Mexico in 1971, all of the military reservists were in one dormitory because most of the students at the campus would not let us live in the other dorms where they were. College professors would often say, on the first day of class, "all you people in uniform get up and get out of this classroom. You are not welcome here." We wore uniform two times a week and those were hard days.

      When Nixon mined the harbor at Haiphong, there were riots all over the country. UNM was no exception. The military students were told either to stay at home or stay in the dorm, not to go out. The freaks could tell us by our hair cuts and they had previously attacked servicemen on campus when things like this happened. Always 20 or more against one or two Marines, Sailors or Airmen. We didn't have any soldiers I know of.

      My dorm window looked over a cement walkway that connected Alvarado Hall to Coronado Hall. A main road ran by the walkway, and there were flower planters along it filled with river rocks.

      The freaks started throwing rocks at passing cars. Shortly thereafter, two New Mexico State Police cars pulled up. The freaks very foolishly threw rocks at the cars. Four State Policemen got out with shotguns and opened up on the rock throwers. They were using bird shot, probably number 7 or 8, for riot control and they tore those scumbags a new one. That put an end to the problems around the dorm, anyway.

      Today the police have all kinds of non-lethal weapons. Instead of sitting back and watching these little twinks breaking things, if the local government would let the police loose on them, all this disruption would end in a hurry. Maybe, with the new atmosphere in the country now, more of that will happen. The rioters need to pay a penalty and I'm not talking about money. Most of them are cowards and Sheep, so if they find it painful to have bird shot plucked out of their asses with tweezers, they'll just stay home next time.

      I think we can still pull out of this if we act. It's hard to go against the full weight of the massive federal government, but if the government is on the side of the good guys, run by a man with morale courage, maybe we can fix things.

      It's good to live in a time, after so long, when people are trying to do the right thing. We have a lot of bad people out there, but they're on the short end of the stick now.

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  8. I noticed that article from Minnesota as well. I think his principle mistake was firing while they were escaping. What I read was that he claimed to be trying to shoot the tires out, in which case if true.... guilty of really bad marksmanship and breaking one of the codes of the West.... can't shoot 'em in the back. Also saw where the AP representative was all butt hurt because they (he/she/it) didn't get to ask the first question at the press conference any more, must be real painful not to be able to influence the news cycle...and worse, they called on a conservative first. Didn't say they didn't get to ask a question, just that they were no longer 1st...whiny little root weevil. Like the video you posted thanks. Do you know what musical that was from? Really appreciate your blog. Stay safe.

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    1. Tim, I am not certain, but I think it is from "Les Miserables." If anybody knows for sure maybe they will jump in here.

      Several people have mentioned that the homeowner in Minnesota is being pilloried because the criminals were "in retreat." If the Minnesota law is written in such a way that it doesn't cover the homeowner during a break in no matter what the different facets of the situation are, it needs revision. The real problem up there seems to lie with the District Attorney. If they want to prosecute the man, they are clearly advocates of the Democratic thought process, to wit, no one is allowed to protect themselves, only the authorities can do that. Georgia is not like that, and I thank God for it.

      I think President Trump and his staff are exactly right not to cooperate with MSM. First, most of us that are really interested in what's going on don't trust MSM anymore. Even Fox has Shepard Smith and Juan Williams who always bleat the Sheeple line.

      Second, every time anyone from the White House gives an interview, the MSM shamelessly edit it to change the intent of what the person said and make them look bad. Why keep letting them do that.

      I'd be glad to see White House news conferences limited to journalists who have proven they have some integrity and who want to report the news. I can only think of a handful who meet that criterion anymore. Most of them are just operatives for the Democratic Party.

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  9. My DH says all those media folks ought to be banned. I just happened to be listening to NPR when they were discussing that gallop poll that reported that less than 20% of the American population thinks the media is credible. Talk about some side-stepping and excuse making! (It was all Fox News fault, of course).

    It's going to be a real battle because politics has become little more than a big game of king of the hill. I won't name sides, but one is particularly bad about judging ideas and policy changes by label only. They seem to be against just for the sake of being against. And then we're the ones who are labeled "haters."

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    1. Leigh, Other than Juan Williams and Shepard Smith, Fox has a pretty good crew now that Meghan Kelly has gone to CNN. I wouldn't give a Tinker's damn for any of the other news networks, and I've quit watching them. I used to scan NBC and CBS news at 6:30 and then ABC at 7:00 but I don't do it anymore. I am getting most of my news now from different web pages and directly from You Tube.

      I think the situation in America has devolved to the point where it's a battle to the death between two completely different life views. There are the people who are anxious to live independent lives, and there are the hivists. I don't want to be a member of the hive. Have you noticed how the rioters and the "marchers' even look like swarms of insects, and behave like insects?

      This is our chance to turn things around. The last eight years have been absolutely disastrous for Americans. When floppy ears was elected, he said he was "going to change America" and he certainly did. He did more damage than any other President, even more so than Bill the Lecher.

      Maybe now, we can get things right again. Whatever it takes. This is probably our last shot, so any measures that are necessary are justified in my opinion.

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  10. I wish they had a news station that showed all views. I don't think one exists. So sad!

    My family would love the pub mix! Mica's been growing like a weed! I give him nuts and seeds in between meals to keep him going. I need to go shopping for him. I like to shop on off seasons, so I'm not spending an arm and a leg. Many of his shirts are high waters - if you can say that with shirts. They go right to Isaak. Mica's now in men's clothing. I need to put a brick on his head!

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    1. I'm old enough to remember when there were only three channels on television. CBS, ABC, and NBC. The television stations would shut down around ten or eleven at night with the national anthem, and there would just be a test pattern. Then at six in the morning they would come back on with the national anthem, followed by a short news program. There were not that many news personalities, and they were all men, all white, and very dignified. Nothing like today of course. But they were highly respected, ethical, and if they said something you could believe it. That's definitely not like today. Even Fox has Shepard Smith, a venomous litte snark who has no business on the air. So there just aren't any news shows you can consistently trust. There are no more Walter Cronkites today.

      I just stumbled across the pub mix at the store. I don't like trail mix with all the friut and nuts in it. So this was perfect. It's really tasty and filling. I think your boys would like it.

      I had one son and one daughter, so we couldn't really use clothes they grew out of. But I have two brothers and a sister who all had boys and or girls, and we were able to swap clothes around within the extended family to get maximum use out of the clothes and help minimize expenses.

      Before you know it , Mica is going to be nearly grown. It happens fast in retrospect .

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  11. hope you are right harry. wiki dropped a bunch of stuff on soros, who is the puppetmaster of all this. pelosi, warren and the congress critter that back stabbed sessions met with soros the week after the election. the new brit pm loved trump until a call from soros. he has 50 plus "charities" funneling money to these groups like blm and the muslim brotherhood. one of the front women in the riots is a muslim working for sharia law thru a charity from of mb, also sponsored by soros. the hungarian jew sold out his people during ww2 for cash, and a share of their valuables and now wants israel gone as well. he says the world would live in harmony were it not for us and israel. i think he's the antichrist myself, or one of them. we need to squash that insect and send him to his judgement. hungary is going after his charities now, i wish them luck....i watch the msm for as long as i can stomach it to gather intel. then i go shoot something to get my bp down and turn to fox.take care.....almost fell down the steps at work yesterday. i work three levels down, by myself. had i not caught the railing i might still be laying there now. maybe we should work out a system of commo with our spouses. be careful out there.

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    1. I watched General Petraeus testifying to some subcommittee or other on Fox today. He said that the old world order is breaking up, and a new one emerging. Suits me, I didn't much care for the old one.

      I have actually quit watching the MSM altogether except Fox. And even then I won't watch Shepard Smith or Juan Williams. I used to put up with all the propaganda in the hope of learning something, but the news is so distorted now, or outright made up fake news, that I don't bother. I find I can get more reliable news, especially about events overseas, from internet sources.

      Getting hurt when you are alone could be fatal. I try to have some means of communication with me, but the remoteness of my location precludes my using things like a panic button.

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  12. Harry, Trumps election has shown the world it is possible to change directions .He is loathed by European leaders because their population are watching and they are scared shitless they will join Hillary on the sidelines. Once nbc, cbs, and abc see how excluded they are they will go back to more truthful and balanced coverage.
    On the kids city kids want the country and country kids desire the bright lights of the city till they have kids they will not change.

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    1. One thing seems certain. President Trump's election really is a Black Swan event and the ramifications for us all, individually and collectively, are enormous. I think it may have broken the log jam, and great things may be possible now. People like you and I may see globalisation and the socialist malaise eradicated in our lifetimes. We may see radical Islam annihilated. I would not have thought any of these things would have been possible back in November when I had resigned myself to the ascendancy of Shrillery and the Sheeple.

      What surprises me about my kids liking the city is that having been raised here when this was completely rural in every way, they seem content in an urban environment. I can't fathom it.

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  13. I like that pub mix too. It is scary being out alone in bad conditions. Last winter an elderly neighbor fell into a snow drift and his wife had a hard time getting ahold of someone to come get him out. He was okay.

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    1. Because most people here can't afford assisted living, we lose oldsters who wander off and freeze to death nearly every winter.

      The pub mix is really good. I saw on Commander Zero's blog today that Wal-Mart has started letting people order on line with no shipping charges if you order thirty dollars worth of goods. I don't like Wal-Mart but that's a sure way to get the pub mix if there is no store near you that carries it. Sure did enjoy your pictures of Myrtle Beach. Winter is the best time to be at the beach.

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