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The meaning of “militia” in the Second Amendment Tench CoxeIn his third “Pennsylvanian” essay wrote as follows: The power of the sword, say the minority of Pennsylvania, is in the hands of Congress. My friends and countrymen, it is not so, for THE POWERS OF THE SWORD ARE IN THE HANDS OF THE YEOMANRY OF AMERICA FROM SIXTEEN TO SIXTY. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American. What clause in the state or federal constitution hath given away that important right . . . . The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

It is time those Americans came to the defence of Latino immigrants, starting with the crews of Cristóbal Colón (or Christophorus Columbus as we say in Latin; or Cristoffa Combo in his native Ligurian, which carries a nice salsa beat). Someone sent me the latest fatuities from the liberal-progressive campaign to have “Columbus Day” in the United States — shifted since 1971 to coincide with our Canadian Thanksgiving, owing to bureaucratic partiality for Mondays — changed to “Indigenous People’s Day” or some such. The idea is that, rather than celebrate, several billion people in the Americas (counting both the currently living and the dead) should guiltily apologize for existing. Magnificent men : Essays in Idleness

Flying the Flag Is a Secret Trump Handshake Likewise when someone observes that “masks are stupid,” the chances are it’s a Trump supporter and not some Democrat sheep who delights in the total submission to authority that results in him sporting a piehole thong as he putters about alone in his Prius. Or when someone mentions “I don’t watch the mainstream media,” or that we need “law and order,” you know you are in the presence of a patriot.

ITEM 12: A longtime reader DM’d: “The perfect plan:

  • 1. Impeach the President to rile up the base and fail spectacularly.
  • 2. Have every candidate under 70 crash and burn spectacularly, leaving three senior citizens standing by April. Push the party machinery behind the oldest one with the most cognitive decline.
  • 3. Embrace the total lockdown, pray for a 1929 economic landscape.
  • 4. Totally sell the lockdown by foregoing ALL party field operations.
  • 5. Put the dementia sufferer in the basement, isolating totally to protect the candidate AND sell the lockdown.
  • . Realize the incumbent is making headway into winning more black votes. Burn down businesses all summer.
  • 7. Rally sports figures to stoke racial division. (With the expectation the old man in the basement can portray himself as a racial healer.)
  • 8. To further sell the economic misery and perhaps generate opportunity for phantom votes, use every legal mechanism to force vote by mail. Hope that the opportunity to cheat exceeds the ballots lost by unionized postal carriers.
  • 9. Pick a veep chiefly on race and gender. Realize she’s as unlikable as the loser to the incumbent the last time around. Put the former prosecutor in witness protection.
  • 10. Realize your candidate is so far gone he can’t even pretend like he’s not using the teleprompter even for small talk. Realize your handlers are so inept, they keep making mistakes with the teleprompter recreating scenes from a Will Farrell movie.
  • 11. Realize that the people who usually shepherd youth vote on campus have been more interested in rioting (and worse) than campaigning. Worse yet, they are so resentful of voters that they chastise diners and shoppers in the bluest of blue neighborhoods.

Biden said, “You’re the ones who sent Barack Obama the presidency. And I have a simple proposition here: I’m here to ask you for your help. Where I come from, you don’t go very far unless you ask. My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over. If you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden. Give me a look though, OK?”

Meanwhile, James Woods tweeted, “The President is recovering from COVID, is standing in the Florida heat in a suit, and he is a LION. Joe Biden thinks he’s running for the Senate and can’t wait to get back into his basement.” Don Surber: Highlights of the News

Note that you do not see much Biden signage either, and what you do see is often associated with people who insist have yard signs that inform their neighbors about how hate has no home there, how black lives matter, and how they believe in science. This is presumably in opposition to all their neighbors who apparently rent out a room to hate, do not think black lives matter, and who refuse to believe in science. Remarkably every one of these luddites who hate science has power lines and cable running into their homes, which seems weird. Regardless, the properties of these liberal exhibitionists constitute maybe one homestead in a hundred. This lack of excitement seems to reflect how most Democrats are approaching this election with the same sense of grim necessity they approach their periodic colonoscopies. For a guy the CNN/MSNBC/Chet the Unicorn poll has 72 points ahead, there’s more enthusiasm at your average Calvinist wake. There is – and I swear this is true – a sign on a main throughfare here in Lieuville that reads:

The Day After Tomorrow | The Z Blog It is hard to imagine California lasting very long as an independent state. Its ruling class is clownish and stupid, a collection of petulant children. How hard would it be for the drug cartels to push them aside and turn the state into another narco-state?

Ignoring Current Problems, California Comes up With Illogical Reparations Bill |   Are we to establish a precedent that those who never owned slaves in a society that has no memory of slavery are to redistribute billions of their dollars to those whose grandparents were never slaves? In a time of pandemic, mass quarantine, self-induced recession, riot, arson and looting, the California way is to borrow money to spend on something that will not address why residents can’t find a job, can’t rely on their power grid, can’t drive safely, can’t breathe the air, can’t ensure a high-quality education for their children, and can’t walk the streets of the state’s major cities without fear of being assaulted or stepping in excrement.
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  • Schill McGuffin October 14, 2020, 3:40 PM

    I’ve been seeing some of those lengthy “litany” signs that have, along side the “Believe in science” and “No one is illegal” verses, a line that “Water is life”. When did that become an issue? When did Trump disparage water? Are the Democrats courting the Fremen vote?

  • John the River October 14, 2020, 5:46 PM

    “Biden for resident”…
    Brilliant!
    Without the graphic, “Biden for _resident of Sunnydale Retirement Community.”

  • Harry October 15, 2020, 10:07 AM

    The “mostly peaceful” Kristopher Jacks, because words now mean what the Left tells us they mean. And God (excuse my language) help you if you forget today’s current meaning.

  • Anne October 15, 2020, 10:22 AM

    “When did water become an issue?”

    It is a really really really big issue here in MT. The democrat governor, AG (RHINO) and the Chicago mobsters who moved in to bully a pre-ordained “agreement”. This was coming on for years, but the final outcome is stunning. The American Indians residing in Western MT now own all the water rights. Which means of course that Vegas owns all the water rights. Even/especially rights that have been in place for 150 years! So yeah–it’s a huge deal, but not one that is discussed much in our “woke” newspapers.

  • Anne October 15, 2020, 10:26 AM

    Forgot to add that you can Google — “Montana Water Settlement” and get plenty of info, just not the actual details which add up to something much worse than both of our senators will admit to.

  • Jack October 15, 2020, 10:42 AM

    If Wolfe Blitzer were one-tenth of 1% of a man, he would have told Pelosi to STFU and then cut her off from that broadcast. I never have liked that pompous old bastard news boy for any reason but I almost feel sorry for him the way his bitch made him her bitch. On the other hand, it’s wonderful to watch them tear each other up.

  • Anne October 15, 2020, 5:08 PM

    Re: Wolf Blitzer
    In the late 1980’s early 1990’s there was a short program on CNN. Workout exercises and some recipes and a little bit of travel. Less than 15 minutes if memory serves me we.. Then one day–all of a sudden–out of the blue–the originator of the program was gone and there was Wolf Blitzer. It seem Mr. Blitzer had insiders back then and he hasn’t show me much since then. But, I do have a recipe for blueberry muffins that he personally sent to me in the mail right at the beginning of his life long job.

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