“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Monday, July 11, 2016

A day in the life. Wife still up North.









Don't you all feel badly, knowing all this showing out in the streets is your fault. It's because you don't listen!




Well, I'm not feeling too badly.  How is it that there are so many black people who live decent lives, have good jobs, good educations, and fit into American society? At the same time, why  are there so many "project people", who don't work beside a little drug dealing and heisting gas stations, but seem to have the green for nice cars and $300 tennis shoes?  It can't all be my fault because I'm white.


Even old Jesse Jackson once slipped up and admitted all is not well with the black community, although he didn't say they bore any responsibility for it.





Obama is using the Dallas event to pimp gun control and to urge BLM to continue with the street circuses.  Sometimes he remembers to mention the police who were killed , but he does so in passing.


Something may roll along here shortly that none of us foresaw, and this whole house of matchsticks may just go up.  

"A black swan is an event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and is extremely difficult to predict; the term was popularized by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a finance professor, writer and former Wall Street trader."


On the mundane side,  I spent a lot of time out picking up limbs and bits thereof that came down during the last storm. Stacked them up behind the barn to burn next time it rains.

A gargantuan snake came up on the back porch, trying to get in where the abandoned chicks are being raised by the Silkie hens. I got a long pruning saw on a pole, picked him up and put him back in the woods. The thing looked like a copperhead but didn't have a copperhead triangular skull. Don't know what it was. I was surprised to see it, because usually the chickens either run snakes off, or kill them. This guy was way too big for the chickens to kill.  As he was clearly nonpoisonous I let him slither off. 

If he comes back after the chicks, he won't get a second chance though.



      I got that tree sprayed. I used "spectricide pruning spray." Easy to put on and seems to have sealed up the breaks in the tree bark well enough. I appreciate the help I got from people on what to use. Once I knew how to identify it, the garden people at Home Depot were able to find it for me. Costs about $7.00 a can plus tax.

The local radio is telling people to minimize outdoor activities today.  I worked outside while it was cool this morning, but I am not going back out today.  Way too hot.



The last time we were up in North Carolina at the Grocery Outlet Store, I found a bunch of these and thought I would  try them. You just put your vegetables and stew beef in the crock pot, add the contents of this package, and you are good to go.  Since M is still away, I am making my own supper again.  

I tried one of these out  today and it was excellent. I don't know when I've had better beef stew. Now , doubtless some of you folks who are making yours from scratch in a Dutch Oven can beat my culinary efforts, but I am not a very good cook so it's ok for me to cheat.

38 comments:

  1. If I listen to HER... My head will explode.... so I won't.

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    1. That particular little clip pretty well typifies why MSNBC is saying that Trump can't win, as current American demographics so heavily favor the Democrats it's almost impossible for a Republican presidential candidate to prevail.

      I'm surprised Hillary hasn't done like Rachael Dolzal, the woman who tinted her skin and hair and passed herself off as black to the NAACP. She got a big job with them until they found out she was white.

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  2. The last Doctor assigned to me at our medical center was a black man, and is one of the finest people I've EVER met.

    He quite literally saved my life when I had my heart attack.

    Unfortunately (for me) he retired,

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    1. Decent people don't get much press or much attention.Only the scum bags are newsworthy as far as MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, etc are concerned. If you just go to work, live a normal life, and get along with everyone, you be a "Tom" and that's not news. But if you have a rap sheet as long as your arm, and get shot, then you be a "gentle giant" and a "victimized black man" and the President will talk about what a great person you were.

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  3. LBJ and the DNC took any responsibility out of the poor black man's hands. So maybe white liberals are at fault after all.

    The snake sounds like a King snake. Here in Florida they are really neat, but endangered. Good at killing other snakes.

    The tree sealer is good stuff. Follow the directions and you'll be okay.

    Here in north Florida, when it is cool enough to go out, the mosquito invasion begins. It is either cover up from the sun or cover up from the bugs.

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    1. Hey, Mr. Harry. Any luck on convincing your kids to do the bug-out boogie? Or at least fort up?

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    2. Andrew, "responsibility" and "white liberals" are not often seen juxtapositioned in the same sentence.

      I didn't kill the snake because it wasn't poisonous, although I detest snakes.

      Got the tree all fixed up, now I just have to hope that I didn't wait too late. I need that tree, it's important shade for the shop and apartment.

      Unless things get bad in their particular area, they are not going to leave. They are pretty content with the place on the lake, and they have good jobs they don't want to abandon. They will just have to exercise additional caution, and keep their bug out gear ready to roll.

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  4. Well, I hate to say it, but we had a frost advisory last night. Had to turn on the electric blanket. We used to have king snakes when we lived in California....they sure are beautiful. I have no white guilt....and will not listen to black thugs, either. Obama is the one fanning racial flames and hatred. I don't listen to him and his fellow panderer, either. I am proud to be white and got where I am thru hard work and planning. When the black thugs give up their EBT cards and free stuff, they can come talk, but I am certain that will never happen. (spit)

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    1. Still hot here, and lots of electrical storms. None of our utilities are working well right now, the power, phones and the internet are very hit and miss. I strongly suspect too many people up here for our infrastructure. We never seem to have these problems in winter when there are no visitors.

      I wonder why it has to be that only the trashy people get on the television, and the ones who don't commit crimes or prance around in the streets acting like monkeys are completely and utterly ignored.

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    2. Peaceful people don't sell papers. North American Pavement Apes, do

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  5. Obama did a fine job selling guns. Thanks to him there are many thousands of guns in the hands of American citizens. He could not have done a better job at arming people if he tried. The irony of that entertains me in my odd moments -and you know most of my moments are odd.

    Buddy of mine in the firearms industry said that for a while you could throw guns out the back of a truck and they'd be sold before they hit the ground.

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    1. Six, I sure want to know where that truck is. --Troy

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    2. The Dems think they can always just pass a law and pick them all up. In essence, they have done something close to that in California and New York already, and I gather it's being tried in Connecticut and New Jersey with marginal success.

      I remember when Diane Feinstein got her gun ban passed for ten years in 1994, she crowed on tv "Turn them in, Mr. and Mrs. America", her implication being that now she was on a roll she was unstoppable. It didn't go her way then, but it appears to be going that way by creeping along bit by bit.

      I do think if a person wants to have weapons, they should buy them now, and get the hell out of the communist states.

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    3. He's empty now, man. But if Hillary gets elected you will have lines at the gun factories. People will be sleeping out on the sidewalks.

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  6. I'm afraid I am not as good as the POTUS at making apology tours, so I won't. I am what I am...deal with it.

    Even those of us who cook from scratch take kindly to things like your stew seasoning. Especially in the summer where we can just toss stuff into the crock pot and call it good. I keep several mixes like that on hand. Your heat and humidity is worse than mine, but I still don't want to stand over a hot stove on those days that are hot for us.

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    1. I'm not big into the apology scene. If I were, I would not be Southern. We don't doff our caps to every demagogue that passes by down here.

      I made some ribs and some sausage today, cooked them up and then put them in the refrigerator to be used for snacks. I cooked both batches in my Dutch oven, on low heat, but it still heated up the kitchen.

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  7. I am wondering when the black swan event will happen. The groundwork has been laid. It feels like someone is smoking in the gunpowder room and everyone is waiting for the kaboom.
    My ancestor's owned 4 slaves. Family history both mine and theirs agree both races helped each other when needed for 100 years after slavery ended.
    Better have M's kitchen clean before she gets back.

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    1. I wait with interest as well. So much is happening, simultaneously on different fronts, that it's anyone's guess what's on for tomorrow.

      I clean the kitchen up when she does the cooking, so it's old hat to me.

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  8. Harry,

    I try not to listen to the political B.S., on TV or the Radio. I started to watch the video you published above on your blog, and all I heard in my little brain was Wonk..Wonk...Wonk.

    When the wife's away, hubby must figure out what to make for meals. Using helpful sauces, and mixes to add to meats and vegetables makes for a good meal. Who said a man couldn't survive without the wife around 24/7?? Good job Harry!!!

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    1. I particularly noticed her tone of voice. It was as if she were a black person, admonishing the evil whites for their misdeeds.

      Maybe she thinks she is.

      I can always eat out of cans if I have to. I have done it enough over the last seven years while she worked out of the county and only came home on weekends. But I have time on my hands and basic cooking is something I can do ok. Passes the day.

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  9. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I did not listen to the video. I guess its about white guilt or something.

    My ancestor who fought with the CSA owned one slave.

    'yes you read that right. (captaincrunch) had an ancestor that owned a slave. One slave to be exact. My ancestor was a small farmer outside of Atlanta before 1860 could not afford to own more than one slave.

    Do I feel guilt for it, NO. This transpired in the 1850's and I was not born until the 1960's so how can I feel guilt for something that happened over a hundred years earlier?

    Now I gotta mention to if I see a black man in a dress shirt and decent pants and shoes go into a convienence store, I pay him no mind. If I see a black man in a 'hoody' and baggy pants, wearing tennis shoes go into the same store. I go on alert.
    To be fair, if a white man who is wearing a 'wife beater' shirt with tattoo's, goe's into the same store. I go on alert too.

    A threat is a threat regardless of the color. Its the sub-culture that person adheres to that I base my judgement on.

    Sorry if I am politically incorrect. I'm a throwback to an era where a man could sit on his porch, drink beer all day and if some gang members started to fight on my lawn that night. I could go outside with an M-1 Garand and tell those sub-humans to 'Get Off Of My Lawn!

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    1. You can be politically incorrect here. Everyone else is, so you might as well join in.

      I am not shocked that you had an ancestor that had a slave. Back then, that was par for the course. Nor do I particularly feel like being manipulated by snake oil salesmen of Obama's ilk anyway, so I am not prone to things like that.

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  10. I hope your snake won't be bothering the chicks any time soon. We make most of our meals from scratch but I always like having some things around that are ready to eat, canned or frozen. You don't always have time or when cooking for only 1 or 2.

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    1. I do like I did today, cook up a big pot of something, then put it in containers in the refrigerator and eat it when I feel like it. I don't really eat much so a little bit lasts me a good while.

      If that snake comes back I'll do him in. I don't like them, and I sure don't want them eating my chicks.

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  11. I killed a copperhead yesterday. This is the 6th one we have killed this year. Normally, my husband takes care of them, but he was gone, so I had to kill it. I HATE snakes!
    I have never felt white guilt. I do know some white people that voted for O just because they would have felt guilty if they had not voted for him. Now, they regret it. What we are seeing now is black privilege. Jana

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    1. Jana, there are so many Sheeple out there. It's discouraging. Maybe we need a pandemic to come through and winnow out the gene pool. We are overdue for one.

      I detest the Democrats, don't like the Republicans, and like everybody else I have to find some way to adjust to the system we have. I wish we were more like the Israelis, and had lots of parties. Their government is comprised of members of different parties. But here, the Democrats and Republicans, when it comes to the leadership, are all trash together.

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  12. Will the reputation of the Nobel awards ever recover? As to Hillary...wow can she talk out of both sides of her face. The civil rights marches show class and determination, not the simple arrogance and frankly Black RACISM of these Black Lives matter marches. Still very little mention of the Black Shooting Black statistics and this morning we heard a man suggest Black officers only to patrol Black neighborhoods....doesn't that start segregation again?

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    1. Fiona, anyone who doubts the existence of black racism is both ill informed, and mentally challenged. I had a comment from a EuroTwit who said there can be no black racism. I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Incidentally, he had some good things to say about you! That's a great compliment, because if a pin headed left wing moron doesn't like you, you are doing something right. I was actually a bit jealous, as I treasure his insults and usually don't have to share them! If the poor toad knew how motivating and energizing I find his screeds, I'd never hear from him again.

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  13. Harry, I have been watching everything unfold in the U.S. with a great deal of concern. Events seem to be coming to a head, I pray that you and all loyal patriots can survive what is coming. I find it unbelievable that Hillary Clinton is now officially a candidate for President, I fear that you now have to make a decision to pick the lessor of two evils.
    Know that Australia will always stand together with America in these troubled times.

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    1. I hope you folks can hold the line down there, Sgt. I like everything I see about Australia, except all the damned Lebanese and there's nothing you can do about that now. Nobody is perfect.

      Things are grim here. If Heil Hillary gets elected, they'll be running the ovens at the FEMA camps 24/7. I think I'm joking but I'm not sure!

      I'm voting Trump. He is a long way from perfect, but he's not one of the oil can slimes from the Republican Party Machine. I honestly don't think I could have voted for a Cruz or a Rubio without suffering a stroke.

      At least Trump says what the rest of us are thinking!

      Hey, did you send me an email recently. I thought I got one and put it in my reply queue but now I can't find one. Maybe I imagined it.

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    2. Never mind. I found it. I printed the email to respond to but I put it in the wrong tray, and then the net crapped out. I'll get a response out tonight. Sorry for the delay.

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    3. OK Thanks Harry! Glad that your steam powered internet is back up again. At least the Lebs are split about 50/50 Christian & muslim, they are still a bloody problem though!
      Sgt 73rd Regt (at work)

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  14. Glad the stew turned out well. Doesn't get much easier than that!

    Your snake story with how he won't get a second chance reminds me of that huge spider that I let live all summer in a bush near the front door. I was all proud of myself for not killing him, and then that fall I went to dig a hole to plant a mum and that spider was hibernating under the ground where I dug! Needless to say, armed with a hand spade, the spider had used up all its chances with me.

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    1. Lisa, I dread stepping on one of those things. I sometimes forget to pay attention to what I'm doing, if I'm thinking of something else. I almost blundered right up on this snake. I've been bitten by copperheads twice and it's not an experience I want to repeat. I kill spiders for my wife. She hates them.

      I cooked some ribs and boiled up some big sausage today, then put it in the refrigerator to have in small portions over the next few days. That way,I only had to clean the Dutch oven once!

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  15. You know the poorest American Black has it thousands of times better than the Blacks in Africa. They forget that when they whine about how we don't listen to them. Never mind a large percent of Blacks were sold into slavery by other Blacks...you know the tribal thing. And I am really going to cause havoc with this final observation. Would Black athletes be so prominent if the slave owners had not selected who had children with who so the children would be bigger faster and stronger?

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    1. Fiona, I'd chip in to buy a ticket to Liberia for those who want to leave this racist environment. Of course, they tried that in the North after the Civil War, when they suddenly had floods of freed slaves showing up in their back yards so to speak. Didn't have many takers at the time.

      Eugenics work. I don't think anybody denies that you can selectively breed human beings like any other animal. I think people shrink back from it because it's unnatural.

      Also because the Star Trek shows scared them with the boogy man of "Khan." ;-)

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  16. It's all your fault because you're white. Only kidding!

    Race sure seems to be a huge deal right now. Have you ever listened to any of Jane Elliot's teachings? She started out teaching about racism after Martin Luther King died, and has been teaching since. I'm not sure I agree with her method. It's interesting though.

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    1. Oh My God! You're right! I'll have to have a race change operation and become black. Or at least tint my skin and dye my hair like that Rachael Dolzol. I might could score a big cushy job with the NAACP like she did!

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