It's the way things are: The Sheeple brought it on themselves.
We've had two nice days weather wise. Low humidity, temps in the low 80's, and no rain . We spent most of those days working on the place, trying to get as much done as we could. More rain storms are coming in tonight and we are expecting thunderstorms and rain through the rest of the week.
I worked on the porch roof for a couple of hours today, til it got too hot to be up there. The terrific winds that accompany these thunderstorms had pulled some of the metal sheets loose. I got most of that fixed. They were screwed into stout beams, but the wind pulled the sheets up so much they tore right through the screw heads. That wind is why my property is littered with downed trees, some piled on top of each other. I'm not going out there with a chain saw and cut all that stuff up.
"Niagara Falls, Buffalo ranked as #1, #3 most dangerous places to live in Upstate New York"
(Leader Line on article in Buffalo News paper)
|cartoon illustrating how wonderful Buffalo is to live in.|
I don't eat in fast food places often, and I don't much go there in our town because the fast food places have become hang outs for the "new arrivals." But I went into one of them for a cup of coffee earlier this week. Some of the "refugee arrivals" were in there, three women with their kids shrieking and running all over the place. The manager came out and asked them to keep the kids under control. They stopped jibbering, glared at the manager, and then just ignored her. A few minutes later, one of the kids, about four years old, crawled up on top of one of the tables and stood on it. It tilted, and he fell off. Pandemonium.! Shrieks! Jibbering 90 miles an hour.
I got up and left. Just took my coffee and headed out. I won't be going back in there.
This is what people here are calling "The Problem." When someone says "The Problem" they mean some new stupidity or outrage involving the inner city denizens , the illegal immigrants, and the "refugees" being dumped in North Georgia.
I went to the post office early Saturday morning. An elderly lady started to back her car out of the parking lot. A beat up old jalopy came roaring into the parking lot off the main road, and nearly slammed into the old lady. Out of the jalopy jumps a Filipino woman, and starts cursing the old lady. "You old bitch I nearly ran into you why the f**K don't you look where ....." If you have spent time in the Philippines, you know the drill when one of the bar girls goes off .
The poor old lady had gotten out of her car and was just standing there. I went over and told her to get back in, then told the loud mouth to shove off, and got out my phone to call the Sheriff's Department. She roared off, still cursing. That's the kind of call I hear now that I'm back to listening to scanners, it was just my turn to be there. You go to town to the store, or a fast food joint, or the post office, etc. you're apt to get involved in something like this.
|President Trump is trying.|
I'm just glad I don't have kids in school now. There are real problems in that environment.
I suppose I write about this stuff too much, but here's the thing. Before these people started being dumped on us, it was just a political issue. I didn't like having illegals and "refugees" coming into this country. Now it's a quality of life issue. There's a big difference. I hope no one reading this finds out for themselves, though I know Rob and a few other people have experienced the same developments, with the same results.
One thing I will say. Open carry here used to be pretty much a political statement, an assertion of rights under the Second Amendment. I didn't do it, because I didn't want to highlight myself as being armed , in case I needed my gun. But now, open carry is growing by leaps and bounds, and it's purpose is to keep the groups of "new arrival" teens and twenty somethings from getting aggressive with you. People want to avoid trouble, and if you are walking out to your car in the Walmart parking lot and run into some of these slugs, that may be the only way to do it. They harass people for the sheer fun of it, especially women. Open carry is nature's way of saying "Don't Touch" and the problem children seem to understand that.
|Doesn't look very comfortable, but I guess it gets the point across. Haven't seen anybody here open carrying a rifle yet, but it wouldn't surprise me. I know they have them in their vehicles.|
Still, for all that I am concerned about developments in town, as long as you stay out of the town, this is still a beautiful place to live. I may not have cable, and my electricity goes out a lot and is always among the last to be restored. But there aren't many people out here, and I have a good sized piece of land that I do control. I have a nice place that suits me, and I can live a peaceful existence up here on the mountain. Life is pretty good. I'm not sure what it will be like for my kids when they are my age, but maybe it won't be so different here than it is now....
Thought for the Day:
Do you remember "Jericho"
It was about a small town that suddenly finds itself under siege in a world coming apart at the seams.
I always enjoyed it, but I understand it better these days.