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SOUGH /ˈsaʊ.ɪŋ/ the high or low long sound that something such as the wind or ocean makes as it moves: Overhead, there was a soughing in the treetops.

Chevrolet Suburban    The Chevro­let Suburban is a se­ries of au­to­mo­biles built by the Chevro­let di­vi­sion of Gen­eral Mo­tors. The name started in 1934 for the 1935 U.S. model year, mak­ing it the longest con­tin­u­ously used au­to­mo­bile name­plate in pro­duc­tion.Ethnogenesis and American Breakup – People think that the division is driven by politics – Trump vs. Biden, Red vs. Blue, Republican vs. Democrat – but it’s not. Politics is just an exoteric, downstream effect of the fundamentally ethnic division between the two White Americas. Lefties vote stupidly, wear masks as a purity symbol, get their boosters, and all the rest because these are ultimately cultural totems indicating that they belong to their own in-group.

So you have two White ethnies here in the USA. The problem is that one of them – the progressive one – is in the minority, yet because of its socially and politically totalitarian nature has managed to come to ascendancy in the American Union and has been using its position to engage in cultural imperialism against the larger majority of normal, regular everyday Americans living in “flyover country.”

These Mighty Shorebirds Keep Breaking Flight Records—And You Can Follow Along On September 28, one small bird completed a very long flight. An adult, male Bar-tailed Godwit, known by its tag number 4BBRW, touched down in New South Wales, Australia, after more than 8,100 miles in transit from Alaska —flapping its wings for 239 hours without rest, and setting the world record for the longest continual flight by any land bird by distance.

Mammals can breathe through anus in emergencies The intestinal liquid ventilation system provided therapeutic benefits to rodents and pigs exposed to non-lethal low-oxygen conditions. Mice receiving intestinal ventilation could walk farther in a 10% oxygen chamber, and more oxygen reached their heart, compared to mice that did not receive intestinal ventilation. Similar results were evident in pigs. Intestinal liquid ventilation reversed skin pallor and coldness and increased their levels of oxygen, without producing obvious side effects. Taken together, the results show that this strategy is effective in providing oxygen that reaches circulation and alleviates respiratory failure symptoms in two mammalian model systems.

Conjuring Maine’s Clairvoyant Kush There’s a lot of text on the site, some of it in capital letters, all of it redolent of stoner metaphysics. “We have Psychics roaming all over Portland communicating with their deity, their spirit guides, and having religious moments of clarity,” it reads. “We can guarantee to find your lost weed!!” It goes on, “Just login to this site, and select the cannabis or cannabis products you lost, and give us your address. We will find your weed and get it back to you asap.”

Prisoners of the New Order — Across the West, governments think it is perfectly normal to deny the noncompliant access to basic services. You see, things like restaurants, gyms, parks, and concert venues operate within the care, custody, and control of the administrative state, so it is perfectly logical to deny these things to the noncompliant. The noncompliant are choosing to otherize themselves, so they have no complaint.

This is not just a Covid phenomenon. The vaccine passports and other control mechanisms are part of the evolution of the administrative state. In the United States, people who fall outside of acceptable discourse are denied access to internet services and the financial system. Corporate actors are free to attack ordinary people because those people are outside the new moral order as defined by the administrative state. . . .

The radicalism of this new paradigm cannot be underestimated. The West is now in the midst of a great transformation. The old liberal order of respect for the individual rights of the citizens as things they possess by nature of being alive is now giving way to a custodial order. In the old order, you were responsible for you. In the new managerial order, the administrative state is responsible for you.

Prisons, of course, work similarly. Those who follow the rules are rewarded with extra benefits like additional commissary or access to the library. Those who are noncompliant are punished. As we are seeing with the administrative state’s response to Covid, the system rests on the utilitarian belief that people are motivated by the desire for pleasure and the avoidance of pain.

Another similarity is the prison system selects against empathy. Guards and administrators who care about the prisoners are a problem. Similarly, bureaucracy selects against conscientiousness. Put the two together in the prison system and the result is a lot of sadists who take pleasure in tormenting the prisoners. It turns out that people who like exercising absolute control over others tend to be sociopaths.

From the 1920s until the 1970s, shoe stores were dangerous places. At the center of the shopping experience was the shoe-fitting fluoroscope —  a pseudoscientific machine that became a token of mid-century marketing deception. At the beginning of the 1930s, Bally was the first company to import the X-ray Shoe Fitters, also known as pedoscopes into Switzerland from the UK. Primarily marketed for use with children, the child (or the adult customer) would place their feet in the opening provided and while remaining in a standing position, look through a viewing porthole at the top of the fluoroscope down at the X-ray view of the feet and shoes. Two other viewing portholes on either side enabled the parent and a sales assistant to observe the child”€™s toes being wiggled to show how much room for the toes there was inside the shoe. The bones of the feet were clearly visible. The “€œfoot-o-scope”  eventually fell out of favour because of health concerns but not until the 1970″€™s and no follow-up studies of customers can be performed for lack of records.

Communist Environmentalism: Lest We Forget (Although, of course, we will.)  DESERT SHIPWRECKS – Until the 1960s, the Aral Sea was the fourth-largest lake in the world and one of the most important fishing ports in the former Soviet Union. It was called a sea because of its salinity and enormous size (68,000 km2, larger than the areas of Latvia or Lithuania). It was fed by the waters of the Amu Darya River from Uzbekistan and the Syr Darya River from Kazakhstan. The Soviet authorities, however, decided that the waters of both of these rivers would be used to irrigate dry, semi-arid areas of the Kazakh and Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republics for large-scale cotton cultivation. In fact, since then, the dry, barren soil began to yield huge crops and profits, making the region a cotton-producing powerhouse. Uzbekistan remains the largest exporter of cotton in the world. It came, however, at a high price. The diversion of the rivers and the poorly constructed irrigation channels caused the sea to shrink. Over time, its rich aquatic flora and fauna have disappeared altogether, and with the fishing and fish processing as well as the towns that depended on these industries. Currently, the splendor of the Aral Sea is only a memory. So too is Vozrozhdeniya Island (Rebirth Island), lying in its center, and the closed town of Aralsk-7, where a secret Soviet military laboratory was built in the 1950s to experiment with biological weapons. Anthrax and other types of bacteria that could be used to trigger epidemics in enemy territory were bred, tested and stored here.

15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. — Psalm 103

Betty White: 1922-2021 September 1954. “Actress Betty White rehearsing and performing on her local Los Angeles daytime television show.” Look

Lying to People about History Doesn’t Help Them However, afrocentrism is perfectly consonant with the progressive tendency to place perceptions and narrative over reality.  These are the folks who actually believed they could sway the election by simply having movie stars (i.e., people who get paid to pretend to be things they’re not) declare their dislike for Donald Trump.  Not coincidentally, they Are also the same people who actually believe that the “Russians hacked the election.”  They’re the folks who are all over social media seriously trying to frighten “Nazis” (nearly all of whom are not) into silence by warning them than ”the Bear Jew” (Donny Donowitz from Inglorious Basterds, i.e. a fictional character) will come get them.  And they’re the kind of folks who believe that using a movie to convince ill-educated and culturally susceptible populations of a falsehood will somehow make that falsehood real.

Wakanda Syndrome The reality is that for Solarpunk world to exist, it would have to have been designed, built, and maintained by White people who are able to do White people things in an unhindered way. Of course, since that is currently the working definition of “White supremacy” and is being actively discouraged, we’re unlikely to have floating teapots or robotic fruit picking machines any time soon. Yet, highly advanced technical society only exists because of White westerners doing what comes naturally to them. Thinking that you can have White people society without significant input from White people themselves is basically just magical thinking, a form of cargo cult mentality that presumes that wise Latinas would even want to drink English tea in a Shropshire country home. Even in their deracinated-yet-White-free future, intersectional PoC chauvinists still envision themselves basically acting like White people, because even they can’t imagine a plausible avenue to advanced civilisation otherwise.

Scott Adams’ Come to Fauci Moment – It has been interesting over the last month to watch the curious saga of Scott Adams on Twitter. He has gone from being a bog standard normie to very nearly crossing the bridge to covid enlightenment, only to draw back from the brink and instead go full on Branch Covidian. Of course, to save face for how he and others have been so wrong so often while a bunch of anonymous right wingers on social media have been right, Scott has taken to portraying himself as merely “doubting the doubters,” casting their correct predictions as mere luck, a case of the crowd occasionally getting something right entirely by accident.

Underlying all of this is Scott’s abiding faith in “experts,” and his corresponding incredulousness that non-experts, social media anons and the like, could have been right when the experts were wrong. It must be a fluke. Those who don’t think so are just engaging in confirmation bias, just”coping” (with what, being right when the experts were wrong?). Surely their rightness isn’t because they had access to better information or had better instincts than the experts, that’s impossible! All of this is even more ironic because Scott’s whole brand as expressed in his books and in his Dilbert comic strip is that those in positions of authority rarely know what is going on and the little guy drones in the trenches are the ones who really make things work.

IT’S PROBABLY NOTHING: FAA Briefly Grounded All West Coast Flights Over Claimed N.Korea Hypersonic Missile Test | ZeroHedge It was the second North Korean ballistic missile test in under a week, and comes at a low-point for US-Pyongyang communications and as denuclearization efforts are at a standstill – which really hasn’t happened on any meaningful scale since the Trump administration.

What Romans 13:1-7 Really Means – Augustine also weighed in on this facet,

“It seems to me that an unjust law is no law at all.”
“In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organised robbery?”

This last term is an interesting one. We often hear progressives appeal to it using qualifiers such as “social” or “racial.” These qualifiers are used to completely subvert actual justice. As defined in Scripture, justice is the upholding of righteous laws that are in accord with God’s will and good order for society among men. Progressivism perverts this by casting “justice” as involving retribution for imagined sins of the past, exacted against those who were not even alive when these supposed injustices happened. Thus, progressive forms of “justice” are as illegitimate as progressive usurpations of government and deserve just as much credence and obedience.

Ape in space! Watch Scott Kelly’s space station prank

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  • Michael Anderson January 12, 2022, 1:56 PM

    “The intestinal liquid ventilation system” gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “blow it out your ass.”

    • KCK January 12, 2022, 4:38 PM

      Bingo! Who will be the first to step up and create a breather hole in their exhaust system? Progs?

  • patvann January 12, 2022, 1:57 PM

    And yet that little cell kept fighting for it’s life, right up till the end.
    Wiggling it’s little “feet” the whole way down…It’s only desperate defense.

    (Takes inventory of cells within…)

  • The Distributist January 12, 2022, 2:56 PM

    We’ve got a rare eagle from Russia hanging around just down the road from us in Mid Coast Maine… https://www.mainepublic.org/environment-and-outdoors/2022-01-12/far-from-home-a-rare-sea-eagle-finds-its-place-in-mainers-hearts

  • Tom Hyland January 12, 2022, 4:53 PM
    • Humdeedee January 12, 2022, 8:11 PM

      I’m locked and loaded ’cause they’re comin’ for me.

    • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 4:46 AM

      I scored a 36—72 percent. In other words, a ‘C-‘. I was hoping for an ‘A’. But I still passed.

    • Tom Hyland January 13, 2022, 9:22 AM

      Drop bomb here. I guess I’m a certified terrorist for checking yes to 35 of the 50 questions. See ya around….

      • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 9:32 AM

        I beat you! I’m more of a threat to the US government than you are! And to all 3-ltter agencies who read this: I made a joke, “A mischievous trick; a prank.” I am no more of a threat to my country than you are to China.

  • KCK January 12, 2022, 4:54 PM

    I had to look at the little migratory shorebird’s flightpath, to make sure he didn’t stop on his journey in my hometown of Hoquiam, WA. My rather small harbor-town, just miles from the Pacific Ocean, is a tide-flat touch-spot for, I guess it is, millions of every type of shorebird you can name. It is an incredible site to see, as they make the large formations that form a wall, and turn as a flight in mid-air, then turn again, and then come to shore. But, in the event where you watch them, you are seeing over a hundred thousand at a time. Anyway, I know lil’ Aukie dint stop in Hoquiam – he’d have been too winded from smoking ciggies and drinking beer and booze. We roll that way down home. (just kidding – I’m fiercly proud of my hometown but you gotta have humor).

    The Soves and the environment? You’re fukn with me, aint ya? Ask yourself what does the environment do for the state? Now you know why they rape the environment. We’ll do the same when we socialize here.

    OhShiT! While I wasn’t watching ScottAdams, he went coof on me? The reason we plebeians knew about the coof and he didn’t is we have a thing called intuition. I also like the list of coof lies in the linked article, and I am searching for a new list of turn-arounds by the CDC. This past week’s actual news was how the CDC is doing an about face (to the rear, march!) on their numbers protocols. I’d love to see a list or a report on that because it is the damnation of the covid storyline. If you have either spun, tolerated or supported the covid protocols for the past year, hit yourself hard over the head with a 2 by 4.

    I was just thinking how this whole faked pandemic should now become the medical communities’ Vietnam. I want them to feel the red-hot shame that soldiers felt in the 70s; they done fukt up in the doctor/nurse/medical ranks and there will be a reckoning of some sort. It will hurt.

    More on this pregnant post later. Oh! Dylan sounds great but in this one he’s a bit programmatic. I heard much better from him in the Eighties.

    • KCK January 12, 2022, 4:57 PM

      Soldiers did not fuck up in Vietnam, on the whole. They actually fought brilliantly more often than not. But, you get my meaning. The DC and the Pentagon were corrupt, stupid and criminally inept in the 60s-70s. Just wanted to make that caveat.

      Carry on.

      • Kevin in PA January 13, 2022, 4:38 AM

        “The DC and the Pentagon were corrupt, stupid and criminally inept in the 60s-70s. Just wanted to make that caveat.”

        So, are you saying they have been purged of corruption, stupidity and criminal ineptitude now?

        • KCK January 13, 2022, 7:05 AM

          Never construe the consequent; it ain’t logicamal.

      • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 5:16 AM

        The US Military won every major battle in Vietnam. It even destroyed the Viet Cong in the 1968 Tet Offensive, the largest operation carried out by North Vietnam until that time. American forces killed over 50,000 communists. It was a superb strategic and tactical victory for the US, yet the media reported it as a failure—of course—thus proving yet again that they were and are always on the side of America’s enemies.

        The North Vietnamese could never defeat the US Military on the ground; but they won the war in the halls of Congress. The Vietnam War—like the Korean War—was begun and lost by the Democrat Party. It was and is always on the side of America’s enemies.

        • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 6:37 AM

          Most people think wars are fought against a country; that we win territory that we can control.
          and, The Map is not the Territory, as they say..
          but Territory should not the objjective, the enemies are not roads, railways, bridges, powerplants, factories, acreage. The enemies are always people, >particular< people.
          Killing 500,ooo "communist" Vietnamese is not a Win.
          Killing a Nguyen is a Win.
          you can't tell the players without a scorecard; git yer scorecards here! Hot Dogs, pretzels, Soda, Beer!
          It's Bottom of the Eighth folks.

          Killing 500,000 commies is not a superb strategic and tactical victory; it's a waste of bullets and manpower.

          • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 8:54 AM

            You might read more carefully the numbers I used: not 500,000 but 50,000. Killing the enemy is a “waste of bullets and manpower”? Not unless the rules of war have changed somehow since Sumer. Sherman said to Lincoln, “This war will end will I kill 200,000 Southern men. He did and it did. Curtis LeMay agreed:

            “I’ll tell you what war is about, you’ve got to kill people, and when you’ve killed enough they stop fighting.“

            The rest of your comment is too unfocused and ungrammatical for me to understand. My apologies.

            • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 9:20 AM

              most of the “commies” in VN were just peasants, no different from our current cohort of uninformed countrymen; killing half a million (I’ve read that we killed over a million VN peassants.. maybe, maybe not) is a waste. Targeting the people on top, who control the masses through propaganda fear and intimidation, is more effective.
              Unlike many here, I don’t hate most of the BLM or Antifa mob, they’re just delusional idiots… but the organizers and financiers are the problem, and they’re evil.
              You have to know who the directors are, they hide in the shadows. The mobs, whether in VN or Minneapolis, are just pawns.

              • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 1:25 PM

                Do you not consider it insulting to call the men who served in America’s wars since 1975 “peasants”? And no different from the Viet Cong? And the vast majority of Americas are “just pawns”?

                Nice to know where you stand.

                • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 3:28 PM

                  you misunderstood what I wrote.. I certainly was not referring to our soldiers as peasants.. “current cohort of uninformed countrymen” refers to the leftists and democrats, 30% of our country, who abide by whatever the MSM says, people who don’t think for themselves, but just follow the propaganda that gets shoveled in their brains by the media. I contend that most people are misinformed about .. everything- the virus, the election, our government & ruling class’s intentions. Just like the majority of VN’s peasants were misinformed by their rulers. I can’t fault them too much for falling for the lies and deception. It would seem so easy and satisfying to just kill 100million of our fellow countrymen, just like it was so easy to kill hundreds of thousands of vietnamese. But they’re just pawns. And the fallout from what we did in VN haunts us to this day; too many people want to utterly destroy leftists here with extreme prejudice, and the fallout from that would destroy America for good. Cut off the head of the snake, but leave the “peasants”, 100million Dems and other leftists, the unwashed & ill-informed alone. you need to know who the real players are, and it’s not the young guys on the streets.

        • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 6:38 AM

          Most people think wars are fought against a country; that we win territory that we can control.
          and, The Map is not the Territory, as they say..
          but Territory should not the objjective, the enemies are not roads, railways, bridges, powerplants, factories, acreage. The enemies are always people, >particular< people.
          Killing 500,ooo "communist" Vietnamese is not a Win.
          Killing a Nguyen is a Win.
          you can't tell the players without a scorecard; git yer scorecards here! Hot Dogs, pretzels, Soda, Beer!
          It's Bottom of the Eighth folks.

          Killing 500,000 commies is not a superb strategic and tactical victory; it's a waste of bullets and manpower.

          • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 8:57 AM

            You might read more carefully the numbers I used: not 500,000 but 50,000. Killing the enemy is a “waste of bullets and manpower”? Not unless the rules of war have changed somehow since Sumer. Sherman said to Lincoln, “This war will end when I kill 200,000 Southern men.” He did and it did. Curtis LeMay agreed:

            “I’ll tell you what war is about, you’ve got to kill people, and when you’ve killed enough they stop fighting.“

            The rest of your comment is too unfocused and ungrammatical for me to understand. My apologies.

        • KCK January 13, 2022, 7:07 AM

          Exactly right. The Vietnam veteran has cause to stand proud for the job he did.

          A great read on exactly what you’re saying, Mike, is the book by Harry Sumner.

          • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 7:34 AM

            Read it. Loved it. A superb read.

    • KCK January 13, 2022, 3:25 PM

      Get the cotton-balls out of your skull and think. Also: commie talking points that confuse but do not persuade.

      War is politics by other means. The goal of war is to achieve your national objectives. The strategy for such may involve seizing the enemy capitol, seizing his land mass or his resources on his land, or killing his army in the field. The last one is the most effective, although often times a government will sue for peace if you take the seat of power.

      So, none of your business, I cannot see anything in my description that remotely agrees with your assertion. Your argument, so called, mirrors the commie talking points that were used to undermine our war efforts in Vietnam (and Korea). You may suck my solid brass balls.

      Since we’re on war, Clausewitz lays out the theory of war, and how it inevitably seeks total state, which is Total War. If you do get to this state of war, then the nation itself is your target. This is why civilians were bombed, sometimes, in WWII. The same situation did not apply in our Vietnam War, because it was not Total, but Limited. In the event, we completely forgot Clausewitz, and adopted stupid Macnamaran mathematics and silly non-goals. All the while we were pounding our national pud, we forgot that war does not change. It has principles and science. This is what Col. Sumner laid out in his book, On Strategy, where he correctly laid out the grand strategy of the North Vees; it was an Offensive Defense. They lost their way to a win, because they had, at rock bottom, a war goal of getting America to quit. Propaganda was paramount, and you, sir, are parroting their shit.

      Expressed in basic form, you want the enemy nation to change it’s policy towards you and your interests. War, unfortunate endeavor that it is, is a great disabuser. It changes things. Nay, but you: “Killing 500,000 commies is not a…victory”. Take that back to your rhetorical sandbox. We are on the very doorstep of a new and undesired war. We will need to comprehend war, as it has been laid out by philosophers and history, and keep the horse manure out of our heads. In fact, go eat some manure right now, and die from it.

      Meanwhile, those of us with some sense will fight the next war with a clear eye and good conscience. Since some assholes have decided that progressive politics are better than the Constitution, then war it shall be. We have been pushed to the wall, and given no other out. Will we piss and moan and use the rhetoric of the Left, or will we adopt the sound philosophies of war that mankind has always understood? Defense, my brothers. it is the strongman position. This is why I have said: get the progs to state a war goal, and then deny it to them. Refuse. Resist. Just being armed is a war goal for us.

      When the left says stupid shit like being vaxed does not stop transmission, and so therefore everyone must be vaxed, then mirror that stupid logic back to them. Do not buckle mentally – use your logic.

      Rant, Out.

      • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 3:46 PM

        Total War on American soil, against our very neighbors, will destroy everything good about America. Focus only on the people at the top — politicians, bureaucrats, pundits, entertainers, many CEOs, some Top Brass. Destroy them, not the average guy. Most VN “commies” that we killed were not in any position of power, no ability to change what our enemy was doing. They were conscripts, pawns. Just like most, not all, BLM & Antifa. Followers, not policy leaders. Delusional idiots, swayed by being told what is Hip, what is cool, told so by evil manipulative anti-western muthafuckers.

      • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 4:10 PM

        You want total war? Should we kill the grocery manager who kicked me out because I wasn’t masked? The old lady who asked the bus driver to kick me off the bus? the 20 year old restaurant cashier who asked to see my vax papers otherwise I had to eat on the street in the frigid winter air (which I did), the crazy cat lady form across the street who yelled at me in the supermarket because she’s afraid of getting sick?
        How about the guys driving alone in their cars, all masked up, or the people who cross the street to avoid me like I’m a leper? My neighbors who won’t get in the elevator with me? The teacher regurgitating Critical Race Theory, because she was told to do so?
        Sure I want Total War too. but those people aren’t our enemy.
        DeBlasio, Cuomo, Hochul, Fauci, Dazsak, Steven Colbert, Gayle King, Richard Levine, local Health Dept bureaucrats that you haven’t heard of; Board of Education Chancellors, the list goes on and on, but the other 99million people … maybe not a good idea to go Total War on their asses.

        • KCK January 13, 2022, 5:39 PM

          I threw out some fun insults, but you’re beyond arguing with. Where did I say that I wanted Total War? I was describing the philosophy of what war is.

          Next slide. I apologize for the insults. return to your life, and enjoy.

          • nunnya bidnez, jr January 13, 2022, 6:18 PM

            who’s arguing?

            BTW did I mention that they won’t let me into The Metropolitan Museum of Art w/out Vax papers? yet a year ago we were able to go inside with just a mask, after making reservations and also waiting outside for twenty minutes. It was good actually, since there were no crowds. Saw Cezanne’s notebooks, which were pretty disappointing, mostly just scribbled stuff on the backs of scrap paper.
            NYers are still acting like scared imbeciles regarding covid, I’m one of the 1% of subway riders who are unmasked.

            • KCK January 13, 2022, 7:18 PM

              Geez. And my friends want me to start traveling. Your update from NYC is chilling. Stay strong.

            • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 11:44 PM

              Reason number 125,328 why I would never ever visit New York City. I have no desire to spend any time among weaselly, snarky, vulgar and sniveling little slaves.

  • Dirk January 13, 2022, 7:24 AM

    Those VC folks did it wearing flip flops, and riding bicycles!, they did it with 1/10 of the tools the us had. Amazing how even back then they understood the politics of any war.

    My lil group want to ride the Ho Chi Minh trail north to south. The China bug keeps pushing us back.

    In the past ooo 6 years we’ve met I’m guessing a dozen expats who are living in Vietnam. Yearly they fly into Reno international, and use the Reno VA hospital. The nexus is the VA guest house, we all stay at the guest house.
    miss great adventures, seems like every time we visit with these men I want to pack up and move to Vietnam, Cambodia, that region.

    Mrs. Williams isn’t in any mood to leave her children, and grandchildren here, while we live there. Just not in the cards.


    • Vanderleun January 13, 2022, 8:00 AM

      “Happy life? Happy wife.”

  • Dirk January 13, 2022, 8:24 AM

    The coming separation of these United States is long over do. Here in southern OREGON a NEW idea’s in play. Our county is going to vote for the “ Greater Idaho” gig. Most of OREGON isn’t being represented. Were cash cattle.

    Portland the I-5 corridor folks are the population base and communist in their politics.

    They come south, kinda like a children’s petting zoo. Most come south for the vacation opportunity’s, I secretly believe many are wanting to see what independence, determined like minded conservatives look like, act like.

    Recently easy to recognize, all bundled up like the boy in the bubble suits.

    The Greater Idaho project will go the way of, the last gig, southern Oregon and Northern California. Which has been attempted since before WWII. We’ll support the concept with our votes, knowing it’s a wish sandwich.

    Strange how in this particular application voting with our feet simply isn’t practical,,,,,,, for us! This is home, I shouldn’t have to move to, achieve the values I’ve grown into. I did that once thirty four years ago. Walked away from everything everybody we knew, for what we recognized as quality of life issues. We simply didn’t want to raise our children in Calif. even then we recognized the direction Calif was headed

    The grand social experiment has been a failure, white people want what white people want, same with brown folks, black folks, red and yellow folks.

    Here we might have two dozen blacks, most are wonderful folks. We have a high Hispanic population wonderful folks, a slight Asian population good folk, while the native population is large here, they still have a chip on their shoulders. I get it, the white guys took your shit. The Mexicans also. That was then.

    Hope Faith, are the to things everybody needs regardless of one’s ethnicity. I have a lot of hope for our young Hispanic and Indian youth. I see both embracing education, a way out of the poverty of race, around here embracing hard work team work. Our youth for the most part will live long happy lives, outdoors not in a cubicle in a high rise.

    I sometimes think us old guys should step in help our youth come to a conservative position in their lives, you know learn from our mistakes. But that’s not how life works, na we all have to face the school of hard knocks, before we really truly become who each of us truly is.

    My life lessons taught me that community is reflective of how we choose. If your life’s model is conservative, then your likely going to be in that crowd. Hell most of my life I simply didn’t recognize left from right. I say right vs wrong, truth vs a lie.

    As a younger man ideology is what the news says or the newspaper tells you. It is life’s journey which offers hope direction faith. Don’t fight what’s right!


    • Mike Austin January 15, 2022, 4:40 AM

      Secession talk in the US began almost before the ink was dry on the Constitution. Britain especially tried to break the new Republic into many pieces. New England wanted to secede during the War of 1812. South Carolina wanted to secede in 1832—and di so in 1860.

      I’m not sure how I stand on either secession or the idea of “Greater Idaho”. Both would prove difficult or impossible to achieve in this political climate. But being connected to the West Coast and the Northern East Coast is like having a gangrenous leg. It begs amputation.

  • James ONeil January 13, 2022, 11:57 AM

    A warm -4° here this morning. A fire in the wood stove’s keeping the upstairs cozy and the oil furnace off. I’m on my 2nd cup of coffee and have checked out Gab, Twitter, Farcebook, Instapundit and Amer. Digest to see which way the wind’s blowing.

    I cleared the last of 47 inches of snow off the quarter mile trail down to my river shop yesterday. Think I’ll hop on my (Kawasaki) mule, run down there and spend much of the rest of the day puttering and muttering.

  • Dirk January 13, 2022, 6:33 PM

    To this day I’m amazed that men and women here on AD use the tools of the left. This here AD is the only place I share my thoughts. Facebook, those others na, just not for me. Not interested in the left sticking my nose on a dot in the corner, fuck those clowns.


    • James ONeil January 13, 2022, 6:42 PM

      Yep, I check out farcebook et al, daily, both for the laughs and to know which directions the incoming rounds are coming from. Not suggesting you do, Dirk, personal choice.

  • Sirk January 13, 2022, 6:41 PM

    And lastly,,,,,, empty shelves? If any here don’t have at least a month of food on your shelves, you done screwed up Biggley.

    Once you have a month, go for two. China bugs kicking China port cities asses, see a full moon rising and a lot of hungry folks.

    Guys it’s literally your responsibility to make sure this shit don’t happen. Your ladies aren’t with you cuz your handsome, na their with you cuz your all smarter then the average bear. Know how to read the tea leaves, the bones, and be prepared for this minor govt failures.


    • James ONeil January 13, 2022, 6:55 PM

      Have a reasonable amount on the shelves & freezer now. Just a few minutes ago discussing with son this coming summer & fall, harvesting more than our usual furred, fish and fowl & preparing such for long term storage.

    • Mike Austin January 13, 2022, 11:48 PM

      No empty shelves here in Oklahoma City. Plenty of pork, chicken, beef and dairy. Nonetheless, I have food and fuel in my apartment to last 3o days with no resupply and no electricity.

    • Mike Austin January 14, 2022, 5:09 PM

      Much of this “China closing its ports” has the stench of mendacity. China cannot feed itself, as it needs foodstuffs from around the world to maintain the “iron rice bowl” promise made to hundreds of millions of Chinese. Why would China therefore commit suicide? Biden and his acolytes contrived this Chinese port nonsense to justify the empty shelves all around the US. Somebody is to blame. yes?

      Anything put put by the US government on any subject is a lie. To believe what the government says is to drink sewage and pretend it is spring water.