“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

No let up.

Got up this morning to find out that General Flynn is out.  Apparently ,  the FBI illegally recorded his phone conversations , and someone in the FBI provided transcripts to the press and to the Democrats. The main issue is that General Flynn did not acknowledge he discussed sanctions with the Russian Ambassador during a phone conversation before the election. At some point in the conversation, the FBI tapes indicate that the subject came up in passing. So he is now being pilloried for "being less than forthright" on the subject. Much ado about nothing, but the hysterics from Polosi and other bad actors have been impressive.





Here in Georgia, we see the effects of massive Hispanic immigration into our state. We have Hispanic legislators now, who have no connection at all with the culture of Georgia.  Now we have one of these idiots trying to amend the laws here so that you have to take a state mandated course before you can get your concealed carry permit.  That's a standard liberal tactic for keeping these permits from being issued. First they pass a law requiring the course, then they make the course cost so much that ordinary Georgians can't afford it. Next they only license a very few facilities to give the course, and they are in cities. So people can't get there to take the thing even if they have the money. You can bet that this will all be worked into Pedro's bill in committee.

The idea of Georgians with concealed carry permits not knowing how to use their weapons is obscene. People here grow up using guns, just like my kids did.  So now we have to try to fend this off.


"House Bill 232 was recently introduced in the Georgia House of Representatives.  Sponsored by state Representative Pedro Marin (D-96), HB 232 would change Georgia’s current carry laws to require first-time applicants to take basic firearm training in order to obtain a weapons carry license.


Viva Pedro!
"House Bill 232 would require most gun license applicants to first complete a training course that would introduce the features of the handgun and a brief explanation of the loading, firing and unloading of a firearm.  However, it would not require the applicant to actually fire a firearm. HB 232 does not provide specifically where the training would come from, nor does it provide a guide on potential costs associated with this training.  All that HB 232 provides is that the instructor must be a law enforcement officer, nationally recognized organization that promotes gun safety or a licensed firearms dealer.  HB 232 is another added burden of cost and time for a person who may be in a dire self-defense situation and would like to exercise their constitutional right to carry a firearm for self-defense."


Also, with a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental rights of Georgia residents, state Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-82) introduced House Bill 10 which would ban commonly owned semi-automatic firearms and require their confiscation.
HB 10 would ban the possession, sale, transport, distribution or use of the most popular and commonly owned semi-automatic firearms sold today by classifying them as “assault weapons.”  In addition, it would prohibit the sale and transfer of standard capacity ammunition magazines labeling them as “large-capacity magazines,” as well as .50 caliber cartridges.  This gun control legislation would do nothing to prevent crime and would only burden law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Georgia, potentially turning them into criminals overnight."

Margaret "Bag Lady" Oliver


And then, there's the local bunch of oldsters from New England via Boca Raton who ought to style themselves the "Senior Citizens Committee of Public Safety."

This week, they launched a new program to make the following changes in our county. It started with a barrage of carefully orchestrated letter writing to our newspaper and our country commissioner.

Here's their latest list of demands:

1. Make it illegal for people to have "yard chickens."  That's when someone has five or six chickens that roam around the property.  The Half Way Backs don't like yard chickens. They say the crowing bothers them. So they want a county ordnance banning the owning of poultry outside the confines of a licensed poultry farm.  No matter that these jack asses moved in right next to someone who has been living there for 50 years and had chickens all that time.

2. Ban the discharge of firearms in the county other than at public ranges. Of course, we don't have a public range. Even the 4H skeet range is just for the kids. But the Half Way Backs say the noise from people shooting on their own land is "intimidating."  I hear these twits on the scanner all the time, "someone is shooting guns in  the woods!"  Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

3. They want a "dog noise ordnance."  People keep hunting dogs here. Hunting dogs bark when they are in their kennels and pen. The Half Way Backs don't like this.  They want a county animal control officer to come out and take peoples dogs if they bark.


These people have gotten away with a lot of B.S. in the last couple of years, but they have way overstepped it this time.  They need to remember that this isn't Manatee County and if you make people here angry enough there can be direct repercussions for you personally.

 Local people are equating all this new barrage of "let's change life here so it's like where we came from" with the overall political situation in the country. They see it as part and parcel of the struggle between those who believe in President Trump and those who only want  to  restore Obamaism, whatever the cost.




Figuratively speaking, I hear the sound of kerosene jugs being swished around to see if there's enough kerosene to do the job. It's an old, old tradition here. There's also the old tradition of "beating his ass on the town square." That has gone out of vogue these last ten years or so, but I see real potential for it coming back.  People here have had enough of this B.S.






27 comments:

  1. The local county government website posts a "Life in the rural west" page which mentions the noise, smells, dust, etc. and suggests that if you are considering moving here, and object to those, you should consider moving elsewhere.

    Good advice.

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    1. Ours does exactly the opposite. Our web page shows ritzy golf course, the marina, the condos on the lake. They try to make this place look like Palm Coast North. The real estate agents are a bunch of liars who make sure Mr.and Mrs. Snodgrass from Leesburg don't know there is a chicken farm behind those trees on the back of the great mountain view lot they are buying. But the biggest problem is the prissy, bossy, snobbish oldsters that all this baloney attracts. Too much money, not enough to do, and a vast and overweening contempt for the local people. It's mind over matter. The hoity toity bunch doesn't mind and the local folks don't matter.

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  2. We have the same BS going on in Oregon, ya know. We are infested with liberals who have overstepped their boundries regarding firearms. The old people that come here in the summer and decide to live here get a big surprise their first winter and then leave. I always tell them to leave if they don't like our lifestyle.... Once these people get a foot in the door it is an uphill battle to get rid of them.

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    1. We got rid of a lot of them when the economy went bust in 2007. Lots of those big palatial summer houses the bank couldn't dump on anyone are still out on the mountainsides, falling into decay. But in the last two years, there's been a massive influx. Part of it has to do with a big advertising campaign the county chamber ran down in Florida, talking about how many medical specialists we have here and how easy it is to get to Atlanta. Both of those are exaggerations but it had an effect. Property values really plummeted in 2007 and we got a fresh crop of Half Way Backs afterwards.

      Some of these are good people. We have a lot of veterans who are either full time or part time residents who came out of Florida. The one's who are a real, honest to God pain in the ass are from New England. You'd think New Yorkers would be the big pill, followed by New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, etc but New Hampshire people seem to be the leading bad actors right now. Again, I know there are good people from all those places but the one's causing all the trouble are not "good" people.

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  3. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    I'm glad I'm in Texas.

    It sounds like Georgia is now falling apart into a 'blue state' I know its not your fault. Its the illegal aliens, half way backs etc, etc.

    'At least rural Georgians are getting pissed off and rightfully so, and they will get motivated at the ballot box.

    Heres a link to an interesting blog from a former career U.S. Diplomat. Its on Mexico and its real interesting.

    http://www.thediplomad.com/2017/02/the-new-mexican-war.html?m=1

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    1. I'll take a look at that link, CC. Thanks for sending it.

      Even when I was a kid living in South Georgia in the 1950's, there was a big divide between the rural parts of the state and the urban parts. But now, it's like two different planets. Immigration has changed the demographics of the state to the extent that rural whites are becoming increasingly marginalized. Hispanics are the second most powerful ethnic block, with blacks bringing up the rear but we also have vast numbers of people from Arab countries and from Southeast Asia. One part of Atlanta that used to be called Chamblee is now known as Chambodia because it's virtually all Cambodians.

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  4. We have similar problems here in West Virginia with city-slickers moving to the country to escape the city and then trying to change everything so the country basically BECOMES city.

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    1. Precisely our problem. The worse thing that ever happened to this place was that damned four lane road the old Governor built so all his cronies could make money up here. Before that, you were almost guaranteed to get car sick in the mountains trying to come in here, and very few did. Now the roads are clogged with Prius hybrids and little bitty "socially responsible" beer can cars.

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  5. My husband wants to get chickens. We would have to get a state permit to get them here.

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    1. My God. A permit from the state to have a few chickens. But the government has grown to the point that the bureaucrats want to control everything. Even something so trivial as that.

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    2. bureaucrats have the state jobs with health insurance, paid vacation, retirement.
      they will guard them the way a starving dog guards its food.
      vicious!
      increases in the numbers of these jobs is one of their goals.
      the increasing regulations make possible more state jobs.
      like any parasite.

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    3. And they comprise the Shadow State. Hold overs from the Obama and Clinton years who infest the federal bureaucracy and act as a Democratic fifth column.

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  6. Chickens, shooting, My property my business! Most laws have grandfather clauses!!! You know why???? Because a pissed off grandpa can f#$%% your world up. Heinlein's rule on laws apply.

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    1. Gary, it's depressing how much this area has changed in 30+ years. When I got out of the service and came here, it was perfect. I looked at areas as far out as New Mexico, up in Virginia, lots of places. But this was perfect. Secluded and hard to get into, culturally homogeneous and comfortable for me. I bought enough land to keep from having to deal with anyone moving up next to me, and I got three sides on the national forest. But when I leave the place , it's just not the same now.

      I went down the mountain and picked up the paper out of the paperbox on the mailbox post yesterday. Didn't open it until I had my coffee this morning before dawn. On the front page was a story that led off with "County to outlaw skateboards." What can I say? With all the problems we have, that's what the county government is doing. Nothing about the rising property taxes, nothing about the burgeoning house breaking problem. Just worrying about skateboards....

      I don't pay any attention to all their B.S. laws, especially the ones that say I have to pay them a fee at the court house before I can do this or that. I just do what I need to do and ignore them.

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  7. Harry,

    It's going to continue to get worse before changes will happen. Liberal attitudes won't change until violence turns toward their family (prime example, the Geraldo incident).

    Hold on tight, changes are coming!

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    1. I hope so. Sometimes, watching the Fox evening news, it seems like there are so many idiots. And I have to remember that the Republicans and the Democrats are just about the same creatures now. That's not very encouraging.

      Maybe President Trump can crack the whip and start putting a lot of these germs in their place. Nothing else is going to fix things.

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  8. i hope the president finds the moles in the f b i and jails them.

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    1. Everybody agrees that some agent of the Democrats working in the FBI illegally passed the phone transcripts to Democratic operatives, who passed it to the press. Everybody agrees it was an illegal act, a felony, to tape the phone conversation of a private citizen without a court order. But the government has been ignoring the law for decades, and denying they were doing it. Until some bureaucrats start going to prison like ordinary citizens, all these leaks and illegal acts will just keep up. I am beginning to feel more sympathetic towards Snowden these days. He's a criminal for exposing illegal activity on the part of the intelligence agencies, but as far as I know, no one from those agencies has been imprisoned or even reprimanded for what they did.

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  9. we have the same issues here but ours is mostly yankee generated. like muslims they come from a shit hole and set about making a new shit hole wherever they go. one day they'll figure out the problem is them, not the place. lexington is nearly lost,as is washington & lee, and my county is ate up with charlottesville libtards now but fortunately they are not yet in sufficient numbers. last year they tried that "no shooting" crap and half the county showed up and they were angry. the sheriff and county board were visibly shaken by the crowd's demeanor. they won't try that again soon. about half the county is rolling foothills but half is steep mountains, hillbilly country. they don't cotton to folks, even the law dogs, telling them what they can do on their own property. and i thank God to be living among them. sic semper tyrannis.

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    1. RR, your area and mine sound very similar. Any rural area that can be easily reached by car is under stress right now, particularly if it's a beautiful place to live.

      We used to have really spectacular skylines, but the developers came in and cut the mountain tops off to build glass and chrome summer houses for rich people from Atlanta and Florida.

      It's changed so much, that even though I'm essentially protected in terms of my own property, I sometimes think about selling out and moving somewhere. I'm pretty old to be moving though, and I would have to leave a lot of valuable equipment and supplies behind.

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    2. right there with you harry. every day as i meet dozens of cars and semis on the mountain i think, there's just too many darn people here now. when moved here just 9 years ago the roads were deserted, the stores easy to get in and out of and now its so busy i hated to even go into our small town for anything. everybody drove really slowly and laid back, waved or stopped and chatted a minute but not anymore. it's "GET OUTTA MY WAY, I"M SPECIAL" these days...but i built this place by hand and i'm too tired to build another. i'm thinking the reckoning will come soon and the sheeple will die off leaving more elbow room. or that may be a wish, i don't know anymore....

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    3. I'm with you. I don't think another move is in the cards for me. I'm past that age, and I couldn't possibly move the supplies and equipment I've accumulated over the last 31 years. But I miss the way it used to be.

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  10. "Big Brother" is infiltrating every level of government. But, where can we go to escape it? Some states may be somewhat better, but as the lunatic liberals move in, more and more of our rights go out the window. Jana

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    1. Hey, Jana. I think it's a function of the fact that the Democrats controlled who got government jobs for the last eight years. So almost all the people in mundane government jobs are Democratic "clients." Any of them could be leaking classified documents to the Dems. Any of them could be ordering illegal wire taps. Fox News said this morning that it's almost impossible to catch the people who do this. I'd say unless we realize that this is treason, and start arresting the individuals who report this kind of "news", then forcing them to divulge their sources and really hammering these people, we won't be able to stop it. Freedom of the Press is all well and good, but when it's a mechanism for treason, I'd say it needs to be curtailed, and hard.

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  11. We have been teaching our kids to hunt and fish for generations, same with having chickens, pigs etc. What they want us to do is out right stupid..Its like me complaining about the egg farms, and dairy's. They came first, why should I complain.

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    1. Rob, you're a down to earth person, and you don't suffer from the common half way back mentality. They have absolutely no concern for what others may think or want. Only what they want matters. Of course, that's not true of all of them, just the infuriating trouble makers.

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  12. Jeeze, when I get to move out of this hell hole, I am moving, on purpose, to someplace I can shoot on my own property, anytime I wish. I don't even want to see my neighbors, and I damn sure don't want to battle with the same nitwits that ruined HERE already. Somedays I think it is time to fix bayonets and clean out the infestation.

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