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The Patriot by the Park

Chico is a collapsed hybrid of a place. It’s too big to be a town and too small to be a city. It sports a standard California college with the standard complement of insane “Studies” professors, Chemtrails conspiracy whack jobs, gays, lugs, thugs bugs, and befuddled and brain-clouded students. Chico is also at the top of the vast central valley’s limitless riches of rice, almonds, olives and other global commodities that express themselves in town in hidden centimillionaires behind the orchard screens and billionaire rice families’ Haciendas hidden somewhere out in the inland sea of rice paddies.

The result is that there is a chain of in-town islands to be found out in the countryside (A Jamaican Jerk restaurant in a sea of Walnut orchards? Ya mon) and many outposts of the country inside the wire of the town. (Hay and feed store right on the main drag in downtown still thriving nicely thank you.) At the core of this odd place, running right through its middle,  is One-Mile.

One-Mile is the town swimming hole; or rather the town swimming creek. One-Mile is where Butte Creek was diverted decades ago so a concrete pen about twenty yards across and a hundred yards long was laid and a dam built at the downstream end. Then Butte Creek was un-diverted and, presto, a community swimming creek. The town/city grew up around it and around the vast land of Bidwell Park which currently comprises some 3,600 acres and is more than 11 miles long.

A vast park but the one part used most and seen most by most people living in and visiting Chico is One-Mile. If you’ve got a message you want to get to the most people in town, print flyers and distribute them at One-Mile. And across the street from One-Mile is where the Patriot has his home.

The Patriot has lived in his home for decades as the town grew up around it. The Patriot loves his home but even more than his home the Patriot loves his country. And the Patriot does not care who in the town, state, nation, or world knows it. The Patriot does not just wear his love for America on his sleeve, he wears it on his house.

In the many years I came to Chico before living here I’d note, from time to time, that the Patriot’s house was becoming more baroque. From a single flag pole with roses twined around the base, the Patriots’ American flags grew to multiple flag poles. As the Patriot became older lights were shown on the flags at night so he did not have to lower them.

At first, he’d cut out sections from the Declaration and the Constitution and laminate them and hang them from his fence as a kind of pedestrian tour of these documents. Then there were large quotes added from the heroes of America in war and peace; in poetry and song. All laminated to resist the rain and left to fade from the sun.

Over time the documents were joined by pictures of places like Mt. Rushmore and Gettysburg and Iwo Jima. These were joined by statues of heroes found in thrift shops. And then somehow the flags and the documents and the statues and pictures became some many and so varied that they all seemed to merge into one huge hymn from one man to his nation; one structure like Simon Rodia’s Watts Towers that revealed, unlike the blank everyday facades of the houses around him, the inner heart of this one man.

I saw the Patriot yesterday while walking in the park across from his home. He’s quite old now and in a walker attended by a companion. He came out of a side-door stooped over wearing one of those caps that show you the ship he served on. I think it was a submarine. He’s a small man made smaller now by age. He held a laminated sheet and made his way out of his yard and along his fence. To find a spot he had to make his slow way almost to end of his fence. Then he put it up and fastened it with wires and pliers to the chain link. Then he turned around and made his way back with his companion walking beside him.

In his yard, just before he went inside,  he paused at his first and still tallest flagpole to adjust the lights at its base so that even at night his flag would never be in darkness.

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This is not a time for pessimism; this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process because this is a time for tremendous hope and joy and optimism and action.

But to embrace the possibilities of tomorrow, we must reject the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse. They are the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune-tellers — and I have them and you have them, and we all have them, and they want to see us do badly, but we don’t let that happen. They predicted an overpopulation crisis in the 1960s, mass starvation in the ’70s, and an end of oil in the 1990s. These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform, and control every aspect of our lives.

We will never let radical socialists destroy our economy, wreck our country, or eradicate our liberty. America will always be the proud, strong, and unyielding bastion of freedom.

In America, we understand what the pessimists refuse to see: that a growing and vibrant market economy focused on the future lifts the human spirit and excites creativity strong enough to overcome any challenge — any challenge by far.

The great scientific breakthroughs of the 20th century — from penicillin to high-yield wheat, to modern transportation, and breakthrough vaccines — have lifted living standards and saved billions of lives around the world. And we’re continuing to work on things that you’ll be hearing about in the near future that, even today, sitting here right now, you wouldn’t believe it’s possible that we have found the answers. You’ll be hearing about it. But we have found answers to things that people said would not be possible — certainly not in a very short period of time.

But the wonders of the last century will pale in comparison to what today’s young innovators will achieve because they are doing things that nobody thought even feasible to begin. We continue to embrace technology, not to shun it. When people are free to innovate, millions will live longer, happier, healthier lives.

Transcript of President Trump Remarks – World Economic Forum, Davos, 2020… | The Last Refuge

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Rant0matic: J.J. Sefton @ Ace types for me

SHAM-PEACHMENT FOLLIES As stated, even reliably left Gallup confirms America’s disgust with all of this, PDT’s legal team rips this entire debasement of the rule of law, Cocaine Mitch lays out the ground rules for a quick trial with no Democrat bullshit to be tolerated, to which Cuck Schemer went apeshit about, Jerry Nadless in absolute freakout mode over the potential for Hunter Bribem to be called as a witness and now suggesting no witnesses to prevent that catastrophe. You can smell the fear mingling with rancid pastrami emanating from his pores. Also, Sandersnista and Lizzy Wigwam swear they’ll be impartial (pfft), even squish David Perdue smacks around Cuck Todd for his hackery, Rabbi Fischer and Jeffrey Lord weigh in with their analyses and lastly what if Ruth Bader Meinhoff suddenly announces her retirement in the middle of all this? That plus an observation that the impeachment is merely a trial run at the Democrats impeaching all of Trump’s judicial picks. Considering that is traditionally where they get the lion’s share of their agenda rammed down our throats, that is why removing Trump and keeping him from being re-elected or at best, neutering his ability to appoint SCOTUS or other judges because of the taint of impeachment is the Democrat goal.

Filthy momzer traitors.

RTWT and bathe in the Morning Report’s Sea O’ Links @ The Morning Report – 1/21/20

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Sounds of the Nightmare Machine

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The Guns Of Resistance |    You’ll note that there is no longer any discussion of crime on the Left with regards to gun-grabbing. Even they have accepted the fact that gun crime is largely a black problem and now a Hispanic problem. Blacks and Hispanics shoot one another with handguns, not expensive sporting rifles. Despite this, the victims of these gun-grabbing proposals would rather gnaw off their own arms than admit it. Generations of conditioning in anti-racism have had their desired effect.

Make no mistake about the intent. The newly formed ruling class of the multicultural South and Southwest will first disarm the white population. They don’t care about blacks and Hispanics shooting one another. They do hate white people. That’s why Virginia wants to forbid the private transfer of firearms. That’s the obnoxiously dishonest ‘gun show loophole’ nonsense. It is the precursor to licensing and then confiscation. When every gun is accounted for, they can easily be confiscated.

Who knew? African Man Find Out His Wife of Two Weeks Is Actually a Man “He had a sweet soft voice and walked like a woman,” Kibunga said, adding that he had heard Mutumba complain that four days after the wedding his new bride refused to take her clothes off while they slept. When she was out of the house, Nabukeera always wore a hijab or a traditional gomesi dress, which didn’t raise any suspicion. She also performed all her usual duties, like cooking, cleaning and doing the laundry, so her husband didn’t suspect a thing.

Under Trump, America May Be Its Strongest Since the End of World War II    Not only are we stronger, our adversaries and competitors are mostly weaker. China is fractured and may crack permanently as Hong Kong and Taiwan reject its communist rule. Those two tiny offshoots are like water freezing in a crack in cement: The ice in the crack can break the block. Russia is increasingly unstable, and Putin’s move to solidify his grip on power may turn out to be the beginning of the slow-motion end for him.

Meghan Markel’s Dad on #Megxit: She’s ‘Turning Royal Family Into Walmart With a Crown’   Thomas Markle,  who has been ghosted by Meghan, probably because of stuff like this, says the way in which his daughter and Harry have dumped the royals has “cheapened” the family:

“[T]hey are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby. They’re turning it into Walmart with a crown on it. It’s something that’s ridiculous. They shouldn’t be doing this. She got every girl’s dream. Every girl wanted to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away – it looks like she’s tossing that away for money. Apparently $3 million and 26 bedroom house isn’t enough for them.

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I Michael Moore, filmmaker:     I’ve known Bernie since the ’80s. So there’s no way he said anything like the way it’s been reported. They will mark this day, January 13th, as the day Donald Trump was reelected.

So Elizabeth Warren is not someone you’d want to have dinner with – – that much is entirely clear. Tell her you’re busy if she ever calls.  But what else does that video prove? Well, absolutely nothing; not one thing.

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Well…. yes. But then there’s always…

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Speech from the Ginger Formerly Known as Prince

At long last, I am able to say a few words of my own because my dominatrix has gone to the Lady’s Room with RuPaul. I have never wanted to withhold my essence, but until now it has not been possible for me to speak with my testicles in Megan’s lockedbox.

A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as Prince, and now that I have finally taken a cast-iron strap-on by my dominatrix, my first words must be to declare my allegiance to her Steely Dan. This I do with all my heart.

You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce my title formerly known as Prince. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire from which, as Prince, I have for all my life a parasite always taken the multi-million-pound annual handout.

But you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of grifting and to discharge my duties as the ginger known as Prince as I would wish to do without the whips chains discipline and Steely Dan from the dominatrix I love.

I now quit altogether public affairs and I lay down my burden of living fabulously on the tax-rolls and inherited wealth. It may be some time — maybe forever —  before I return to my native land, and we’re not, she who must be obeyed informs me, never ever going to be in the United States as long as the bad orange man rules there, but I shall always help my dominatrix of the snapping turtle hoover up fortunes in dildo endorsements.

Signed,

Harry the Red-Haired Windsor, Formerly known as Prince

HT:   Edward VIII Speech – Abdicating the Throne

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Something Wonderful: Trump and the Team

From Tigers at the White House on Power Line

The national champion LSU Tigers–I would say, the unbelievably talented LSU Tigers–visited the White House on Friday. Star wide receiver JaMarr Chase tweeted this; I know about it because it is all over Twitter, with 104,000 likes and 22,000 retweets, and one of my daughters pointed it out:

I think President Trump will do shockingly well with black voters in November–shocking, that is, to people who haven’t been paying attention and only listen to ethnic “leaders.” Trump’s policies have delivered for African-Americans in a way we haven’t seen since the Reagan administration, and Trump personally relates well to blacks. I hope he will work hard to solidify that advantage over the next ten month

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The Brainiac of Congress

Obergruppenfuhrer wannabe and Bernie Sanders key staffer in Iowa, Kyle Jurek, got arrested a few days before the Project Veritas sting video where he loudly boasted about mass murdering and imprisoning those who will not submit to the will of Landru or Lenin, on an array of charges including drunk driving. But wait! There’s more! The little darling was bailed out of jail and there is no comment from the Sanders campaign on where the money came from and who sprung him. The Morning Report – 1/17/20

What to Expect During the Senate Impeachment Trial     As a former Secretary of the Senate — the Senate’s chief legislative, financial, and administrative officer “ it’s painful to hear pundits and so-called legal experts misinform people. Much of the disinformation and errors seem to be coming from CNN (surprise!) and, of course, the Twitterati. I’m happy to help set the record straight.

Anybody know what the deal is with gay men and the formality they seem to prefer in names? Maybe your experience is different, but every gay man I have ever known – and remember, I lived in San Francisco just off Castro Street for several years – wanted to be called Robert, or Michael, or James. Never Bobby, Mike or Jimmy. A notable exception would be Pete Buttigieg. Though, I suppose if you are a gay man and Butt is already part of your name, adding Peter to the mix would be a bridge too far. Thoughts from the ammo line | Power Line

Why I think the media organizations are in really big trouble:  How can major news organizations sustain their operations with a declining viewership that’s less than a mid-size popular podcast?  To make my point, let’s compare one I really like, Mark Dice, and CNN (because I’m from Atlanta) with clown Don Lemon. Don Lemon is CNN’s second highest-rated show, and he averages ~800k viewers per show; yes, you read that right.  Compare that to Mark Dice, who has 1.53mm subscribers on YouTube.  In a 5-10 minute video, he’ll get between 150k and 500k viewers, and sometimes even upwards to a million.  This is with Dice swimming upstream against content suppression and YouTube manipulating view counts.  CNN continues to pay airports.  Dice provides funny commentary on real stories, while CNN provides commentary on fake stories. [continue reading…]

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Something Wonderful: The Portal Story

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Mitch McConnell: Nancy Pelosi Handled Impeachment Like ‘A Happy Bill Signing’

 

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Over the years, better maps kept showing the same bloblike features. One huddles under Africa; the other is beneath the Pacific.

They lurk where the planet’s molten iron core meets its rocky mantle, floating like mega-continents in the underworld. Their highest points may measure over 100 times the height of Everest. And if you somehow brought them to the surface, God forbid, they contain enough material to cover the entire globe in a lava lake roughly 100 kilometers deep.

“It would be like having an object in the sky, and asking, ‘Is that the moon?’ And people are like, no. ‘Is that the sun?’ No. ‘What is it?’ We don’t know!” said Vedran Lekić, a seismologist at the University of Maryland. “And whatever it is, it is intimately tied to the evolution of the Earth.”

The first mystery of these hulking, hidden seismic features is whether they’re made of different stuff than the rest of the Earth’s mantle. The second: How do these patterns in the deep leave traces on our surface world?

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You Ain’t Lost That Gulag Feeling

Neo notes that Project Veritas: the left never seems to lose that Gulag impulse and brings back this genocidal blast from the Ameican Left’s past:  Ex Weatherman Larry Grathwohl says Obama’s mentor Bill Ayers wanted to kill millions like Mao

I wonder how many million Bernie Bros blathering today will become compost should order in the US snap and the guns come out. I wonder if they see that their yearnings to start a fight today is just the chronicle of their deaths foretold. Should such a terrible event happen would I weep over their graves? No. But I might drink a few beers before visiting them.

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Rep. Brian Mast and the Sound of Silence

Brian Mast speaks — silence ensues

Rep. Brian Mast is a double amputee courtesy of the munitions disseminated by Qassem Soleimani in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. (Rep. Mast himself sustained his injuries in Afghanistan.) We posted Rep. Mast’s remarks condemning his Democratic colleagues on the floor of the House last week in “Brian Mast speaks.”

Rep. Mast followed up his remarks on the House floor in the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing yesterday (video below, C-SPAN video here). This time around, Brian Mast speaks and silence ensues.

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The Empire of the Ants

The colony has been abandoned for a long time and spans an area roughly equal to 500 square feet, with its tunnels and passages spiraling down some 26 feet down into the surface, and is believed to be one of the world’s largest ant colonies, if not the largest.

Nature’s Secret Power, a documentary, speculated that this wondrous engineering structure was the effort of an active community of leafcutter fans, described as essentially a superorganism. It is estimated that the work resulted in over 40 metric tons of soil being excavated to lay the foundations of the inner structure, which is made up of an incredible network of interconnected pathways.

This complex network resulted in the efficient transportation of foraging expeditions, and a great ventilation system from within the structure. The chambers were used to grow fungus gardens and also to dispose of rubbish in dedicated pits. The leafcutter ants would have foraged for any type of vegetation to sustain their internal gardens.

RTWT@ Giant Ant MEGALOPOLIS Unearthed In Brazil | Disclose.tv

An immense flood of ants, about a hundred yards in width, was pouring in a glimmering-black cataract down the far slope of the ditch. Many thousands were already drowning in the sluggish creeping flow, but they were followed by troop after troop, who clambered over their sinking comrades, and then themselves served as dying bridges to the reserves hurrying on in their rear.

Shoals of ants were being carried away by the current into the middle of the ditch, where gradually they broke asunder and then, exhausted by their struggles, vanished below the surface. Nevertheless, the wavering, floundering hundred-yard front was remorselessly if slowly advancing towards the beseiged on the other bank. Leiningen had been wrong when he supposed the enemy would first have to fill the ditch with their bodies before they could cross; instead, they merely needed to act as steppingstones, as they swam and sank, to the hordes ever pressing onwards from behind…. Leiningen Versus the Ants–Carl Stephenson

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Welcome to Your New Police State

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