Antifa wins one in California: Mayor urges appeasement.
Out in California, Antifa thugs overran a conservative rally and basically annihilated the conservatives. Most of the pro-Trump people were older, and they didn't come to fight.
Below is a CBS news clip. CBS has consistently been anti-conservative, anti-Trump, and pro Antifa.
In the clip below, CBS filmed a Trump supporter being chased and trapped against a wall by the Antifa mob, then they spit on the guy and reviled him. But one picture is worth a thousand words....
Looking at some of the Antifa web pages, these people are not conducive to the well being of this country. They're a disease bacillus. Here's a little sample of the kind of thing that's making their rounds.
Though I'm not a member of any particular group, I do think Christians have the values that made and preserved the country. That's why the left is making such an effort to get rid of them, and has been for decades. Antifa is just more direct and straightforward about it.
It's good that we are armed, but the problem for us is that using firearms is a last resort. So until things reach the point where we can justifiably resort to firearms, they don't count.
In post world war I Germany, the left and the right fought it out with rifles and machine guns in the streets. Some of the Freikorps, right wing groups comprised of veterans that were anti-communist, fought the Spartacists and used aircraft, tanks and cannon. These were largely recently demobilized soldiers, commanded by former officers of the Army. There are a lot of young veterans getting the short end of the stick today. History does repeat itself. We can only hope.
We aren't there yet, but events yesterday in Berkeley show it's headed that way.
Katrina vs. Harvey
The Texans seem to be handling the disaster out there with quiet efficiency. From what I've seen on TV, people are pulling together. They act like they are all Texans, and not divided up into ethnic tribal groups. I haven't seen gangs taking over, looting on a vast scale, gun confiscation, thuggish behavior by the police, or any of the other appalling things of that nature that were endemic in New Orleans.
Texas is a great state. They're trying hard to keep it that way.
Here are the latest Branco cartoons.
And a little music:
Wire Note from Captain Crunch:
Just got this from CC down on the Texas Coast. I'm looking forward to a guest post from him once things get squared away down there.
(Captaincruch) survived a Cat 4 hurricane.
I was near landfall and the eye of the storm.
My house had some minimal damage to the roof.
I have no power, internet but I do have running water.
I will talk about it on your blog in greater detail when I get internet back.
There has been spuratic news of looters so we have been running security with rifles.
Ironically I sent you an email last night but I got the address wrong.
I will write more about my experience later. You welcome use any of this on your blog Harry.
Meanwhile, here on the mountain:
Things here on the mountain are going ok. It's been cool, windy and dry the last couple of days. I don't think it's Fall in the air, it'll be hot and humid through the middle of October. But we are enjoying this weather while we can.
We hadn't planned on going into town until Wednesday, but we drove in anyway. For the most part, just for something to do. Went by the library, the grocery store, and had lunch at a nice place near the town square.
At the grocery store, my wife wandered off from our shopping cart and left her purse. She does that all the time, and I constantly ask her not to. This time, a very old lady walked up to her and said "you shouldn't leave your pocket book in the buggy like that, dear. You used to could do that, but not these days." We aren't the only ones who are aware of the changes.
We went to check out, and there was a new clerk there, a lady about our age. She said she'd just moved down here from Cincinnati because the city had deteriorated to the point she and her husband felt the quality of life was nil. I told her my kids were bailing out of there, and it turns out that the reasons are the same as hers. I would have liked to talk to her more but someone else came to check out, so we had to say goodbye.
I had almost a full tank of gas, but I went by the gas station to top off. It was full of half way backs. Two of them were ahead of me, filling gas cans. They were both from Florida, and they were talking about how much they liked it here, and how nice the people were. But one guy said "yeah, but some of them are still fighting the war." They just don't get it. It's easy to forget history if you won, not so easy if your own people were devastated. Nice enough guys though. I wondered why they needed two SUV loads of gas cans filled up. I suppose it's the concern about the loss of Gulf Coast production. Virtually all the gasoline we have here comes from the coast through a pipeline. When the pipeline isn't blowing up, anyway.
I got a good bit of the daily chores done this morning, but I need to go out and rearrange some of the electronic sensors. The chickens are setting them off and I need to adjust the sensor arc. After that, I may or may not try to get some other things done. I replaced the security flood lights with some new ones and these new one's put out twice the light. I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not. I use green lights now instead of red, so they don't stand out in the forest as much. I don't use white lights because I don't want to advertise my location, I don't like light pollution at night, and white lights interfere with my night vision equipment.
Thought for the Day:
And then there's this: