I drove to the PO today to get the mail.
Some idiot asked me after looking at my truck with 7 antennas on it, “What have you done to protect your radios from an EMP?”
I said, ‘Are you high or something?’ Continue reading
The very first amendment to the U.S. constitution deals with the sensitive subject of freedom of speech, and it is sacred to many people, who feel that the 1st amendment protects their religious, ethical and other freedoms. The right to have your own opinion and express it freely is something cherished by most Americans. Continue reading
Americans are united on this: They are sick and tired of being so divided.
The divisive national debate over just about everything has convinced many that the country is heading in the wrong direction even as their own lives are going well, the inaugural Public Agenda/USA TODAY/Ipsos poll finds.
By overwhelming margins, those surveyed said national leaders, social media and the news media have exacerbated and exaggerated those divisions, sometimes for their own benefit and to the detriment of ordinary people. Continue reading
…and no one speaks with anyone any longer!
Islam has succeeded in training its followers to be fierce killers, in the name of Allah, and today they still toil for the destruction of all who do not submit to the will of Allah and the teachings of their false prophet Mohammed. They view their lives and the lives of Americans and all other non-believers to be cheaper than the dirt we walk upon, and our country has already witnessed this too many times, since September 11th 2001, as numerous other terror events unfolded from Boston to Chattanooga and many other places, even on military installations like Ft Hood. And now we see another rabidly hostile Muslim lash out against America, the Great Satan, in another act of Islamic terror and gleeful slaughter on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida on December 6th 2019, killing three Americans. Continue reading
“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the people’s money.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville, French diplomat, scientist and historian (1805 – 1859)
The Congress discovered it could bribe the public at the beginning of the Great Depression, a devastating national calamity brought about by the Federal Reserve. On November 8, 2002, Ben Bernanke, at a speech given in honor of economist Milton Friedman’s 90th birthday and prior to Bernanke becoming the Federal Reserve Chair in 2006, admitted that “Regarding the Great Depression, …. We did it. We’re very sorry. We won’t do it again.” No, he wasn’t joking. Continue reading
Not all parents who pay college tuition are bourgeois — indeed some are as “woke” as their children. However, for those parents who cling to their antiquated bourgeois values and beliefs, Thanksgiving dinner this year may be more of a culture shock than in years past.
For many years now parents have put up with the Political Correctness, Identity Politics and Social Justice crusades of their college age children with what many now are coming to realize is the false hope that somehow a good “credential” — without a solid education undergirding it — will help their children get ahead in life.
In the view of this retired faculty member who actually received a genuinely excellent education in my youth [which is not available anywhere today], I encourage all parents to listen carefully to their returning college age children and ask themselves: Am I really helping my children by sending them to college or university? Continue reading
The United States Republic has been under a sustained assault since 2016, by a Democratic Party, that has used every mechanism and maneuver possible to undermine President Trump’s administration; and it now self-describes itself as “the Resistance”, an incendiary title most usually ascribed to insurgents fighting an occupying military power and not a “Loyal Opposition”. Their worldview is so far removed from America’s Founding, so antithetical, that they now stand as the Enemy from Within, as they engage in a war to cripple a duly elected government by any means necessary, and this cannot be allowed, if this nation is to continue as a true Republic… Continue reading
MEMORANDUM TO: STILLBORN ELECTED REPUBLICANS
FROM: TRUMP VOTERS
SUBJECT: GET SOME SPINE AND SUPPORT YOUR PRESIDENT
DATE: From November 2019 THRU November 2020
Below is displayed a human spine – otherwise known as a backbone. I explain what it is (though a child would recognize it) because you appear to have forgotten what it means to have a sufficient amount of backbone TO STAND UP AND PUBLICLY SUPPPORT OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT. On November 8, 2016, about 63 million Americans voted to elect Donald John Trump as President of the United States of America.
Hillary Clinton won 232 electoral votes and President Trump won 306. That’s called a political victory for Donald Trump. You remember the Electoral College, right? It’s that bothersome part of the Constitution that prevents New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Jersey and California from being able to ignore citizen opinions of the remaining states by preventing them from determining election results based only on popular vote. Populous states have numbers greater than ours but the Constitution protects the other 45 states from having the political views of a few forced upon them… thanks to the Electoral College. Continue reading
“I have never in my life ‘loved’ any people or collective … I indeed love ‘only’ my friends and the only kind of love I know of and believe in is the love of persons.” ~ Hannah Arendt, German born Jewish thinker and a refugee to America, 1941
Americans are sleep walking towards the edge of their own destruction and do not seem to have a clue, or even really care, as they pop the top off another Coors or Coke, sing along with Ol’ Black Betty as they dance a jig at the local “knife and gun bar”, hit the Titans’ game on Sunday to sing along with the anthem and eat a Hershey bar afterwards, not realizing that it’s all about to come to an end. A few more years and a few million more Third Worlders and the damage is done, the Commie mission complete and thus starts the complete dismantling of what’s left of our supposed “capitalist free market” system and a sucking of wealth from the nation that will sound like a hundred thousand freight trains charging over Black Mountain and crashing and burning on the rocks below. Continue reading
What fools we have running the nation. We haven’t had true capitalism in over a hundred years, and what everybody who has bought the flawed concept doesn’t understand is that the supposed “Great Economy” is a pure fabrication and manipulation that cannot and will not last, and it has been so constructed, that when it does implode upon itself, the results will be much more devastating than if the government and the Fed had kept their hands out of it.
But then again maybe I’m the fool. I do believe in a free market capitalist system 100%, and I also understand that the current over-regulated fascist system has picked winners and losers over the century and created a great deal of the current wealth inequality we now see. A correction must come about to close the gap between those who take the risks of starting businesses with their capital and those who provide the skills and labor to run those businesses. And with that said, I will also add there is nothing at all wrong with anyone making a fair profit from the sweat of their own brow, initiative and talent.
“We are living in a system of the banks, by the banks and for the banks, and that is the reality…” ~ G. Edward Griffin, author of ‘The Creature from Jekyll Island‘
“The Best Economy Evah” is the constant mantra we hear from the Trump economic experts and Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s Director of the National Economic Council, and yet, it is hard to ignore the warning signs that something isn’t quite right with this economy. Despite unemployment purportedly at an all-time low and the stock market riding high, the Federal Reserve Bank is still printing between $80 to $100 billion a day, after stating two months ago that this action was only going to be necessary for a few weeks, as they increase their own balance sheets by $200 billion since September, through Quantitative Easing on steroids, and more rapidly than they did at the height of the 2008 economic crisis when the amount of dollars in circulation doubled from $880 billion to $1.76 trillion. Continue to full article…
In a recent interview with financial and investment advisor, Doug Casey – he dealt mostly with the subject of political correctness and noted, quite accurately, that those who consciously promote that plague are “enemies of humanity.” I couldn’t agree more. Mr. Casey observed how, over the centuries, language changes, which is something we all have noted in passing. But, regarding the language of political correctness, he says: “This is different. It’s not an organic change. It’s an attempt by people who see themselves as the ruling class to not just influence the way the proletariat speaks, but the way they think. Or perhaps I should say the way they feel. Thinking is hard work, but even an imbecile can feel.” He makes a good point here. Many of our so-called “hot button” issues today are geared to appeal to the emotions and not the intellect–to get people all worked up emotionally over some issue before they have had time to really think about it. This is political correctness to a T! Continue reading
Human newborns, no matter what culture or geographical location, are very much like computers with empty hard drives. You can fill the hard drive with truths, (say a well-written program that can be an excellent tool) or you can dump garbage into it and have it produce gibberish. Babies are also like sponges and they absorb everything that their five senses ingest, either good or evil. Babies are not pre-programmed for good. They can be molded into any type of human their handlers want them to be. If babies are left to their own resources, should they survive to adulthood, they become the sum of all of their inherited characteristics and all of their experiences and how their mind processes those experiences. But babies are not responsible for who or what they become, their parents and their teachers are. That is a huge responsibility that way too many folk take lightly.
So we as parents and teachers have a choice. We can instill solid “principles” of right and wrong, self-reliance, discipline, compassion and responsibility in our charges, or we can instill incarnate evil and everything in between, or, we can allow them to be brainwashed, as is happening in our public schools today – but if we do nothing, the outcome of our children becomes unpredictable and are subject to random influences. Continue reading
Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case concerning due process rights for non-citizens.
The dispute between left and right on this question revolves around the complexity of due process for non-citizens – legal permanent immigrants, illegal immigrants, and temporary residents. Continue reading
…The insanity will not end
As more countries ban iPads and mobile phones from the classroom, could WiFi be giving our children cancer?
Plenty of children these days are so obsessed with having internet access that they will virtually refuse to go on holiday unless the hotel or villa has wifi. They’re certainly used to being fully ‘connected’ at school, where millions of youngsters who were once taught with chalk on a blackboard now sit in circles on the floor surfing the web on their tablets or phones.
The trouble is that though smartphones are used as educational tools in some lessons, they can also be a dangerous distraction during the day for pupils… (Continue to full article)
Students Learn Way More Effectively From Print Textbooks Than Screens
Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks… (Continue to full article)
Price: Why so much depression in our public schools?
Maybe some politicians want to exploit this sadness and depression. The kids are so lost and adrift, they can be persuaded to believe anything.
Someone asked this question on Quora: Is there a flaw to the American school system? Why do so many teens have depression? Why don’t people do anything about it?… (Continue to full article)
First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years
This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment.
For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report… (Continue to full article)
A Crisis As Millions Of Students Abused By Teachers
For a parent, the headline couldn’t be more alarming: “Teacher of the Year accused of molesting student, charged with 5 felonies.” It’s a story that, tragically, is all too common — and all too underreported. Why?
We’ve all heard of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal that’s still regularly covered, 20 to 40 years after much of the abuse took place. It too was tragic, and acknowledged as such by the church, which has taken action to prevent its ever happening again.
The same can’t be said of unionized public education — where child abuse appears to be rampant, often with little done about it and with teachers unions largely silent. It gets little national media attention — certainly not on the scale that the church scandal did… (Continue to full article)
Witness to Public Schools Brainwashing
I have experienced this miseducation first-hand. Long story short, while teaching U.S. History, World History, Economics, and American Government for five (long) years to high school students in the Chicago suburbs and in Bluffton, South Carolina, I was absolutely shocked and dismayed… (Continue to full article)
Student: What White Privilege Lessons Did to My High School
During my last year in high school, all seniors were required to write a speech about the topic of their choice and present this speech to the student body and faculty. My essay, titled “Division”, dealt with how identity politics ruined the last few years at the high school that I attended. It was summarized well here.
In the weeks following the presentation of my speech, I remember being asked what led me to choose the topic, a topic of which could very likely lead to ridicule and even hostility from those listening… (Continue to full article)
Tonight I learned a valuable lesson of what I have long suspected about the failure of education in this nation, both within the Government system – and at home…
Haille is a young student in College and she was sharing with me tonight the insanity of her “English” class. The instructor has assigned a series of topics to individual students having little to do with the education of “the language.” Haille was assigned “race relations,” while another student was assigned the topic of “global warming.” (Continue to full article)
Who Betrayed the Black Race?
No organization of people has done more to betray the Black Race than those who claim to have killed almost a million people in order to set them free! The great Reverend Robert Lewis Dabney foresaw the inevitable and warned against it… (Continue to full article)
Mike Rowe Says Death of Shop Class Is Why Country Has $1.6 Trillion in Student Debt
The removal of shop classes from public schools forces people to rely on the government.
“They also canceled shop classes about 30 years ago,” he said at the time. “Just wiped them out. And, who knows, maybe it was political because if you don’t give people skills they have to rely on the government. But if you give them skills, they don’t need the government…” (Continue to full article)
Why ‘Uncomfortable’ Books Like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Are Precisely the Ones Kids Should be Reading
The public school district in Biloxi, Mississippi decided to pull To Kill a Mockingbird from the eighth grade reading curriculum this year because, district officials said, “There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable.”
If the language in To Kill a Mockingbird makes thirteen-year-olds “uncomfortable,” then I assume the school district is also insisting they stay off Twitter and never listen to rap music… (Continue to full article)
John Wayne was a character that personified American values, he was a man’s man and 37 years after his death his family makes a relevant announcement.
John Wayne was a Hollywood heartthrob in his time. He was the image of what a man should be back when chivalry wasn’t dead. This was all in the mid 1900’s when the limits of what’s normal weren’t being pushed.
The actor who played John Wayne was Marion Robert Morrison who was later known as “Duke”. Duke was a star athlete who received a football scholarship to the University of Southern California. Though, his true love was acting.
Duke started from the bottom working as a prop boy at Fox Studios while going to school. He received parts as an extra in the 1920’s and then tragedy struck. Duke got into a body surfing accident and wasn’t able to play football anymore, causing him to lose his scholarship. Continue reading
Honor the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Men have fought and died in countless wars throughout the ages, and nothing much changed in that respect with the modern world in the 20th century, that saw two world wars and countless conflicts waged by our men and women, alongside America’s allies. Towards the end of the 20th century and on into the 21st century, the wars and conflicts remain just as hard fought, murderous, terrible and bloody and deadly, as we were drawn into new wars in the Middle East by the Islamic attack on America on September 11th 2001. As time continues on without many of us, it is unlikely that the fact of war as part of life will ever depart from our descendants or from this world, so long as evil men exist and wish to impose tyranny on the righteous, autonomous, self-determining free born men and women of the world. Continue reading
Thanks to Earl Rogers and the U.S. Marine Corps Veterans
The handwriting is on the wall. The tea-leaves have all been read. There is no way to peacefully and amicably heal the irreconcilable differences between the left and the right and the liberal and the conservative. We are hopelessly divided by rich and poor, race, gender, class warfare, economics, immigration and health care. The gap is far too wide to close and divorce is imminent. What form that divorce will take will depend on which side has the greatest political power. As it stands right now the liberal side has the majority of the power and conservative side is whistling in Dixie if they think they can convince the majority of the long-term benefits of freedom and liberty. The left (the majority) has tasted the sweet fruits of socialism and they like the flavor, oblivious of the horror that socialism eventually inflicts upon its victims. Continue reading
Refurbished gigantic ‘Big Boy‘ locomotive fires up crowds in the West
A new voyage headed to Utah for Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary
CHEYENNE, Wyoming, May 9, 2019 — It’s longer than two city buses, weighs more than a Boeing 747 fully loaded with passengers and can pull 16 Statues of Liberty over a mountain.
The Big Boy No. 4014 steam locomotive rolled out of a Union Pacific restoration shop in Cheyenne over the weekend for a big debut after five years of restoration. It then headed toward Utah as part of a yearlong tour to commemorate the Transcontinental Railroad’s 150th anniversary.
Big Boys hauled freight between Wyoming and Utah in the 1940s and 1950s. Of the 25 built by the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady, New York, from 1941 to 1944, eight remain. Only No. 4014 will be operational. Continue reading
Normally my blood pressure runs somewhere around 115/70; not too bad for an old man. However there are times I’d be willing to bet it runs upwards of 185/110; those times typically occurring when I see or hear things that piss me off. Some of my best commentaries have come out of such instances of being extremely angry, as they are pure emotion and my brain doesn’t bungle things up by thinking too much about what I’m saying.
There are times, however, that I become so angry that I find it hard to think at all. When that happens every sentence I type is a struggle, as I have to pause and try to calm my mind down enough long enough to form a simple sentence. Luckily I don’t get THAT angry very often, and when I do it wears off relatively quick… Continue reading
The Darkness surrounds us…
Once intelligent people are talking about actual civil war in America. This began after Trump retweeted a pastor saying impeachment would cause a “civil war-like fracture in this Nation.” Never mind that it was a retweet, and never mind that the original statement used “like” to make a comparison. The next headline was set: Trump Threatens Civil War If He’s Impeached. Newsweek quoted a Harvard Law professor saying that the “threat” alone made Trump impeachable. Another headline asked: “If Trump’s Rage Brings Civil War, Where Will the Military Stand?” Continue reading
Only common sense can save us from our own obliteration
We can’t escape the conditioning that has misled us throughout our lives to properly assess the damage we have done to ourselves by letting our societies go as far down the road to totalitarian chaos as they have. Not only are we at a loss as to how to correct the imbalance between haves and have nots, but the vast majority of the population should now worry about their planned elimination in this multifaceted social tsunami now being inflicted upon us by forces often described as “too big to fail”. Continue reading