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Big Donut Drive-In, Los Angeles, ca. 1955
805 W. Manchester Boulevard

How Jim Heimann Got Crazy for California Architecture | Located in Inglewood, not far from the 405 freeway, the Big Donut is like any other drive-in donut shop, except that it has a 33-foot dunker attached to the roof. Towering over the traffic on W. Manchester Boulevard, the gunite-and-steel torus was erected in 1953 and quickly became a local landmark. “On any given Sunday, we’d just pile in the car and go for a ride. We’d just pull up, order the donuts, and drive through,” recalls Jim Heimann.

That was then, this is now:

The Weakness of Xi Jinping: How Hubris and Paranoia Threaten China’s Future Even though the ban on such cults remains in the party constitution, Xi and his deputies have demanded a degree of loyalty and admiration for the leader not seen since Mao. Ever since 2016, when Xi was declared the party’s “core leader” (a term never given to his predecessor, Hu), Xi has positioned himself in front of members of the Standing Committee in official portraits. His own portraits are hung everywhere, Mao style, in government offices, schools, religious sites, and homes.

The Shadow of the British Empire – The reason the British Empire looms so large in imagination is it spawned the new Latin: English, which bids fair to be spoken on Mars. The BE features in countless Hollywood moments and is the setting of streaming period dramas. It is even a movie convention that aliens from other planets and genius-level baddies speak in perfect received pronunciation. It is hated because it culturally it lives on, in the classics, in the culture, in the language. For critical race theorists, there is nothing quite so deserving of their enmity as something that even their speech is made of.

The Political Party That’s Built On Lies Most Americans would not be comfortable voting for candidates whose objective is to establish a single-party regime across the country, and whose ideology is much closer to that of history’s worst despots than the Founding Fathers’ vision of freedom and independence.  The Democrats have a party that couldn’t exist without being held up by a support structure of calculated fabrications.

The Third Barnhardt Axiom | Barnhardt Axiom #1: If you can’t stand in front of it and physically defend it with a rifle, then it isn’t really yours, and probably never was.
Barnhardt Axiom #2: The culture has degraded such that seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.
BARNHARDT AXIOM #3: If full-on kinetic World War 3 breaks out, the worst possible outcome for humanity would be that the former-US/Washington DC regime win.

Frog Battery

The Texas Horned Lizard That Was Entombed for 31 Years

Meanwhile in Florida (always in Florida)Florida man survives 3 days in swamp after losing arm in alligator attack: ‘Do or die’ Eric Merda, 43, says he had just finished an irrigation job in July in Parrish Florida when he decided to stop at Lake Manatee Fish Camp to throw away trash which resulted in him getting lost in the woods, WTVT-TV reported. Merda told the outlet that he spotted his truck across a body of water and jumped into the water figuring he could swim to his vehicle. Halfway across the lake, Merda says he encountered an alligator that grabbed his arm and snapped it as it tried to pull him under the water three times.

Florida man wielding machete dead after breaking into home, telling sleeping resident ‘I love you’ When four of the deputies went into the apartment unit, the suspect sliced one of the deputies on the hand with the machete, injuring him severely, according to the sheriff’s office. “I pray to God he doesn’t lose his fingers or his hand. I can tell you it’s not life-threatening, but they are critical injuries,” a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said. Two of the other deputies then shot the suspect, who was later pronounced dead.

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  • ghostsniper September 10, 2022, 8:41 AM

    Whoever cut that kid needs to be jailed immediately.

    Next thing you know there will be a law against discriminating against people with tatts, piercings, and weerd hair colors.

    Harvest Gold forevah

    gator got yer granny…

    • Casey Klahn September 10, 2022, 12:04 PM

      I see your harvest gold, and raise you avocado.

  • John Venlet September 10, 2022, 9:35 AM

    Correction to last sentence of linked article “The Political Party That’s Built On Lies.” Correction in bold lettering.

    The Democrats have a party that couldn’t exist without being held up by a support structure of Republicans in name only (RINOs).

    • Hoss September 11, 2022, 1:27 PM

      Yes! +1

  • PA Cat September 10, 2022, 10:20 AM

    “Harvest Gold forevah”
    The other big color of that era (for kitchen appliances) was avocado green. One of my uncles had an appliance store in Perry County (PA Flyover Country) that sold Kelvinator refrigerators. He said that his customers preferred avocado green to harvest gold. Maybe it was a regional thing.

    And yes, those refrigerators lasted much longer than the ones sold today.

  • Casey Klahn September 10, 2022, 12:08 PM

    This post is an emotional roller coaster.

    I have to admit Ann B. is dead on the money. Usually, wars do change things, so be of good hope. Even winners are changed. I would inform her, the eminent author, that my axiom number one is: never lose a war.

    • Vanderleun September 11, 2022, 7:44 AM

      Axiom one prime!

  • Gordon Scott September 10, 2022, 1:06 PM

    With the new Illinois laws, the machete guy would get a traffic ticket. Aggrevated assault and trespassing are no longer offenses which merit arrest.

    • ghostsniper September 10, 2022, 2:21 PM

      In the beginning, maybe for the first month or so.
      Then, people will do what people have always done when there are no other options.
      The next guy with the shetty won’t go to prison.
      He’ll be found somewhere with his fingerprints gone and dental records unworkable, never to shetty anyone ever again.

  • Casey Klahn September 11, 2022, 8:50 AM

    I promise to be on the new site soon. Just getting my PayPal purse back full after a short vacation.

    Here is where I note that a couple of months ago I said: if Ukraine can start to operate using combined arms (infantry, tanks, and artillery as a minimum) then some real progress will be made. Like them or hate them, the ISW experts have now stated that the Russians have been routed on the right end of their front, and on the left end the Ukes are maneuvering to pocket forces on the NW side of the Dnieper. At a time when Russia should be forming their winter front, instead it is collapsing and that is on the operational level.
    Recall that I have written how you have withdrawal, retreat, and route. Route is: fuck-all run like hell. It is panic and the very meaning of the word defeat.
    But, everything in war is temporary and we’ll see what happens next. I also have been calling for actual US Army advice to the Ukes on maneuver and combined arms methods. I see somebody commenting in the news that the Ukes are acting like their shit has tightened in that regard. coughs.
    ISW has interesting things to say about the information battlespace and how Russia’s information battlespace is crumbling at the same time as their front.
    Sucks. to. be. them.

    • Hoss September 11, 2022, 1:20 PM

      Casey- I understand to a point where you are coming from. The bear got its nose bloody and you approve. I always enjoy what you have to say, whether I agree or not and I rarely reply or post much here though there are some very interesting people to respond to. But beyond the common man of Ukraine, who like all common people in war are getting screwed, I could care less. Kiev is nothing more than a vassal of the US and no less corrupt. I have come to the conclusion, right or wrong, that most every capitol in the world needs a cleansing. Beginning with ours. Tell hell with Putin, Biden, Zelensky and the rest of the fecal matter that call themselves our “leaders”, I am quite tired of it all and am waiting for the next shoe to drop which I’m guessing will have something to do with November 8th.

      • Casey Klahn September 12, 2022, 8:31 AM

        Hoss, thanks. I am no less self-focused than the next guy. Mostly I’m gloating when I turn out to be right on a prediction. Agreed: the corruption of every government is epic-level and pandemic status. It’s like the famous Playboy cartoon of the grizzled last survivor in a helmet and flak vest, standing amongst nuclear carnage, and declaring: “I won.”

        I just wish to say that seeing things clearly-forward, presently, and in backsight-is what you want in a war. I forget the phraseology that Clausewitz used, but he wrote about the battle lieutenant who has a clear head and nimble mind that cuts through terror, deception and surprise in the actual midst of combat and makes a decision that is correct. I wish this for you. To hell with UkraineBidenPutinCharlesIIIInslee.

        OK, on a color-note, the video today of Ukes coming upon a company of fresh, unscathed Russian tanks and IFVs, completely stocked with ammo and fuel. The Russians ran away, and this is a classic route. My dad described this very thing, on the South bank of the Po River. learn the look of war and what is happening here, and over the horizon. When I hunted deer and coyote, I learned where they were and what they were doing over the next terrain feature. I would walk there, and there they’d be much of the time. You must be able to see what’s next or the war hammer will skull you for being ignorant, and then the enemy will just laugh at you and eat your brains. Don’t be that guy.

        Take care.