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Noted in Passing: Item from my 3-Million-Images+ Scrapebook

While you were out: 1975 called with a memo from 1919. Please review ASAP.


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  • Mike Austin June 3, 2022, 1:25 PM

    This was first written by Lucifer right before he had his ass kicked out of Heaven. It has been revised many times by his minions on earth throughout 6000 years of History. There is nothing new under the sun.

    • Mike Seyle June 3, 2022, 4:38 PM

      We don’t share suns then, Mike. I saw you’re taking Canadian Mist on your trip. Never tried it. Bought some today since you’re The Man. New under my sun. Hoping it doesn’t take me to a black hole.

      • Mike Austin June 3, 2022, 4:50 PM

        The best I can say about it is that “It’s drinkable.” But after a full day of bicycling, it is all you need. Anything more elegant would be wasted.

        It can also be used to wash down Ramen noodles.

        • ThisIsNotNutella June 3, 2022, 5:00 PM

          Some on a rag might do the trick for chain cleaning.

          • Mike Austin June 3, 2022, 5:07 PM

            I can vouch for that.

            • Mike Seyle June 3, 2022, 5:28 PM

              I’m beginning to worry about my purchase.

              • ghostsniper June 4, 2022, 4:31 AM

                Friendly hint, drink alone.
                (old story, I told the other Mike about it)

  • Lance de Boyle June 3, 2022, 1:39 PM

    I’ve been working steadily for 52 years. Every penny of retirement (stocks, etc.) came from my labor.
    Come to find out….. I just lost half a million in retirement.
    Where’s the gullotine when you need one?
    When I tell the wife, “See? NOW will you listen when I tell you what these bastards are up to?”, all she can say is. “Yeah, but Trump.”
    Where’s the Iron Maiden when you need one?

    Only good things are
    1. I still have a job and will work till I clutch my chest and say, in that suave way I have, “Welp, that’s it for one life. Class dismissed. Now GFYs.”
    2. And all my ahole “friends” and “relatives” who voted for Clothhead and Co., and who (in their hubris. “I’m on Easy Street now! I earned it!”) have retired, and who laugh and say,
    “Ha ha, Lance. You’re still working. I get up at noon, have my coffie, and read the Times…”
    Well, Ha f^%#king ha on you. Starve, suckahs.
    “Sure, formerly smug jackhole sister in law, I have food stashed away. 50 sealed 5 gallon pails of it. And no, not one lentil for you, rat face. DIE!”
    “Sure I have silver, broke mofo. But, and follow me closely here, not one dime of it for you. Ask Biden for few bucks.”
    “You want water, my dehydrated friend? Go suck a pond.”

    Time to sell a few Mosins and get another shot gun.
    Hope you all are doing okay.

    • Snakepit Kansas June 3, 2022, 4:20 PM

      If you lost $.5KK then you had a really big retirement fund or you had it invested in something very risky. Curious to know how you have planned for retirement. Until about a year ago I had all my 401K largely in S&P 500 index mutual funds. About a year ago I moved 60% of that into a fixed bond fund which currently sits at about 3.5%. Therefore, I have not taken a bad beating. I am still a few years out from withdrawing anything.

      Also remember, you only lose money if you sell low. Ride it out my friend.

      • Lance de Boyle June 3, 2022, 5:03 PM

        Thank, Snake!

        TIAA and VALIC. Moved to conservative investments a few years ago.
        I’ll wait it out, as you say.
        But I have and will nurture vitriolic contempt for those who elected the regime that has stolen my family’s welfare.
        “How you liking Biden and retirement now, you dumb ba$#$d?”

    • Dirk June 3, 2022, 8:30 PM

      You have lost nothing, unless you panicked and sold. Hold tight, the Delaware douche bags only around for another 24 ish months.

      I lost big in 08? When I panicked.

    • Terry June 3, 2022, 9:29 PM

      Get the additional shotgun but keep the Mosin’s. Your unarmed, soon to be educated neighbors can be your cover. The 7.65 x 54R is a potent round.

  • John Venlet June 3, 2022, 2:00 PM

    The game never changes, and the marks keep stepping up to get swindled.

  • Diana June 3, 2022, 2:32 PM

    I agree with both of you. I’m a women in my 40’s and feel the obligation to buy all the newspapers and books from 60 years ago in hopes to find some truth in our American history and world affairs. I don’t trust the “internet” for my source of information.

    • Mike Austin June 3, 2022, 3:27 PM

      Dear Diana: All is certainly not lost. I write as a man who has taught US History at the Middle School, High School and college level for 27 years in 3 countries. My recommendations for US History:

      1. “A Patriot’s History of the Untied States” by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
      2. Paul Johnson’s “A History of the American People”

      For Modern History:

      1. “The Birth of the Modern” by Paul Johnson
      2. “Modern Times” by Paul Johnson.

      There are many others but these I am most familiar with. Avoid Howard Zinn like the plague, for a plague he is.

      • ghostsniper June 4, 2022, 4:38 AM

        Last night my wife told me about a new book she got in to do an index for.
        “The Myths of American History” and I told her to email me the pdf so I could take a look.
        As is normal now in the publishing industry I bet the book takes all the popular story’s and places a slant on them in a direction we are all familiar with.

        Yesterday she finished a week long effort of creating an index for a book written by a negro college professor that was seemingly anti-everything truth. She said all these communist books are taking a toll on her and she wants out. I told her I’m behind her no matter her choice.

      • Diana June 4, 2022, 12:27 PM

        Thank you for sharing this information and will definitely look into getting these books

  • ghostsniper June 3, 2022, 2:55 PM

    Lazy parasites are initially attracted to communism and when they achieve it they finally get a clue, and a bullet to the back of the head. The sane cannot let the lazy drag them down that road and the only way to do so is to kill them.

    • Mike Austin June 3, 2022, 3:30 PM

      Do not forget communism’s attraction for those who worship violence. Communism gives such creatures an outlet for their most ghastly urges with no moral component involved save those that come from the Politburo itself. Everywhere communism has gone it has left gulags, pyramids of skulls and hundreds of millions of corpses.

      • ghostsniper June 3, 2022, 6:56 PM

        Good point, and it was what I alluded to with the “bullet to the back of the head”.
        To be a slave, there must be a master.

  • Steve (retired/recovering lawyer) June 3, 2022, 4:32 PM

    Took my family to the lake today. Wifey-dear, daughter, son-in-law, granddaughters. Cooked some burgers and dogs on the ol’ pontoon palace, did some bluegill fishing, tubin’ and generally having a wonderful time. I highly recommend doing something similar in order to return to normal life. Funny vignette, I was wearing my “Let’s Go Brandon” shirt, went in the gas ‘n go for some ice. The proprietor said, “I just heard your man on TV, said he just saved us all $500.00.” I replied, “I hate that son of a bitch,” and the place went wild with affirmation. The proprietor said, “Yeah, we all do!” Made my day.

    • ghostsniper June 3, 2022, 6:57 PM

      I could use a day or 3 like that.

    • Terry June 3, 2022, 8:58 PM

      My wife and I very much enjoy going to lakes and rivers for the day. Our vision is to continue enjoying our daily lives. No one knows what tomorrow may bring. It’s probably best not to guess at what may be in tomorrows event stream. Keep in good terms with your like minded neighbors is a piece of advice a friend keeps repeating.

      Steel up your nerves. Our adversaries believe they will live forever. They may, but in Hell.

  • Don't Tread June 3, 2022, 7:33 PM

    The society was dumbed down so that the second Bolshevik revolution Fundamental Transformation would go smoothly.
    The didn’t listen to Lincoln about not being able to fool everyone all of the time.

  • Dirk June 3, 2022, 8:33 PM

    Monkey pox. Keep you dick out of Other mens butts. Shazam! no monkey pox!

    • Terry June 3, 2022, 9:05 PM

      LOL. Good advise. I never was a fan of monkeys after looking in on one for two weeks for a friend on vacation.