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Prepared, Wyoming style: WY 5th Graders Learn Marksmanship Using School Gym for Gun Range

Dress for Excess: UPDATED: Slovenliness and not wearing proper clothing is a massive reason why people today report “depression”. The simple solution: GET UP AND GET DRESSED.

The ecstasy without the agony: That Quiet Couple Next Door Who Brought Magic Mushrooms to the Masses ‘For the first time, ecstasy took on real meaning’, he says. Alongside his vivid descriptions, readers could peruse photographs of his Mexican trip and illustrations of several shroom species to identify for themselves.

Big lies yield bigger lies upon their backs to bite ‘em: These are among the grander lies, told repetitively in “the mainstream media” and underwritten by the sort of governments I despise. There are many more, and I have not yet got to the face-mask fiasco. This is a bigger lie than most realize; the mania for making schoolchildren wear them gives the game away. For the young have little risk from the virus, and are being orally diapered only to advance Satan’s scheme to ruin childhood. Daily mask-wearing also plays a part in the mental illnesses and suicidal tendencies that afflict lockdown victims, from children to elders incarcerated (without visitors) in nursing “homes.” Cruelty is enabled as a medical protocol.

FILE UNDER — Dick, Of the Hotel: “The way they dress nowadays with short skirts and rouge and lipstick and plucked eyebrows, it is almost impossible to tell a good woman from a bad one. They are as cunning as rats…. they generally come in late in the afternoon through one of the 33rd Street entrances on the opposite side of the hotel from the office. In that way they figure they are less likely to come under our immediate attention…the smartest of them will take an elevator to create the impression they are staying in the hotel. They are always expensively and often stunningly dressed with a display of jewels that is never out of form. It is through their persistence in coming back that we land them. It isn’t good business to have men going around the country telling how they were robbed by a woman they picked up in the Waldorf lobby.”

FILE UNDER: Integrity Yesterday I Was Levi’s Brand President. I Quit So I Could Be Free.In the fall of 2021, during a dinner with the CEO, I was told that I was on track to become the next CEO of Levi’s—the stock price had doubled under my leadership, and revenue had returned to pre-pandemic levels. The only thing standing in my way, he said, was me. All I had to do was stop talking about the school thing

IT’S “PAT!” The Passive-Agressive Tyrant:   Tyranny executed with Canadian courtesy is no better than the sort exercised by a screamer in a funny uniform.

BIDEN AS PUTIN’S BOTTOM: Closing the Kiev legation devalues Mr. Biden’s assurances that America stands with Ukraine. It’s humiliating for us Yanks. Mr. Putin has just showcased to the world that it’s not only the Taliban who can make the United States run for the exit.

Hot Flashes from Our Menopausal Sun: The Sun Has Erupted Non-Stop All Month, And There Are More Giant Flares Coming

Hey, Kids, what time is it? It’s CRAZY TIME! The other hallmark of crazy is disproportionate reaction. Something’s in the water. All over the world, from Ottawa to  Ukraine, leaders are playing Russian Roulette over chump change. Joe Biden and Putin are squaring off over Ukraine, a country the former is not prepared to defend and the latter can’t afford to conquer.

It’s probably still more nothing: Jeffrey Epstein’s former friend Jean-Luc Brunel found hanged in his prison cell

Run, don’t walk, to the bank: I tried to withdraw $20 000 in cash from my bank today. They would only give me half, due to their “reserves being very low”. They were out of $100 dollar bills, gave me $50’s instead. They said the next cash shipment to them was on the 23rd. Later in the day they called me and said the next cash shipment wouldn’t be until March 2nd. I bank at RBC, the biggest bank in Canada. My boss ran into the same thing at TD, another big Canadian bank. The bank staff was very nervous. I was calm and polite since I’m well prepared, but they looked like they had been yelled at a lot in the last couple days since the government started locking down accounts of people who donated to the Freedom Convoy. The bank run is real.

If birth control pills worked like the vaccine, you would also have to – wear a mask, put a bag over your head, use a condom, practice social distancing, and squeeze an aspirin between your knees at all times,. . .and you would still get pregnant.

Officer Unfriendly will never walk relaxed to his mailbox again: The only police in Canada who deserve any dispensation from the populace are those who resign in disgust over this, immediately. Anyone of them who stays now is part of the rent-seeking “just following orders” crowd, and deserves everything they get from here on out. Coast to coast, from the border to the North Pole. Hopefully to include Nuremburg-like show trials at some point, and fine public hangings, in batches. If Turdoo was looking for a quick way to turn most of the population of his country into Irish Catholics in Belfast, he may have found just the way to do it.

The Crime of the Centuries: The covid crisis is not the end of it. It is the primary crime scene. Prepare for the second crime scene. Prepare to the unexpected.

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  • Lance de Boyle February 19, 2022, 1:50 PM

    According to my wife—Lucretia de Sade de Borgia–I am a dick.
    “Lance, you’re a dick.”
    “Yes, my love—-the house dick.”
    “Oh, ha ha.”

  • Mike Anderson February 19, 2022, 4:19 PM

    Barnhardt needs to dial back her meds just a tad when recommending that we all Get Up and Get Dressed. She makes a good point, but wearing a suit and tie for my next visit to Whataburger seems just a bit excessive, and a frivolous increase in my monthly dry cleaning bill. Better to heed Miss Manners adage “Well pressed is well dressed,” and don clean, serviceable sportswear at least two tax brackets above Federal Poverty Level (rather than the current Look-I’m-Homeless styles).

    All of this recalls a episode at the furrier’s, when my wife was getting a coat repaired (you do have a furrier, no?). A handsome women about my wife’s age was admiring the coat, and said “I’d love a coat like that, but where would I ever wear it?” Without batting an eye, I told her, “A coat like that, you should wear every day just to go out to the mailbox, to make all the women in the neighborhood cry.”

    • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 2:03 AM

      I have been dressing the same way for almost 20 years, and I’m not changing it just to make Ann happy. Wranglers, cowboy boots, wide leather belt, polo or long-sleeved shirt, Stetson, 9mm Ruger with 2 spare mags tucked into my pants or into my jacket.

      • gwbnyc February 20, 2022, 5:02 AM


        • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 6:07 AM

          Boxers? No. Hell no. Had to wear ’em in the USAF, never will again. Besides, they do not provide…um, the “attention” I need.

          I also wear a wife-beater under any long-sleeved shirt.

        • Woody D February 20, 2022, 6:12 AM

          Probably goes commando. It gives the boys some air.

      • Gordon Scott February 20, 2022, 7:51 AM

        Mike Austin, I was at a Best Western in Flagstaff a few months back. There was a father dressed as you like. His oldest son was dressed similarly. The other five kids were dressed neatly, all smiling and chatting with each other. There were no cell phones in sight. At the breakfast buffet I said to him, quietly, “Thanks for doing your part to save Western civilization.”

        He was a bit confused until I pointed out how his family was a shining example of, well, family. He smiled a bit and said, “Well, we try.”

        • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 8:21 AM

          Great story! And they were indeed saving Western Civilization. For a similar family, see Tucker Carlson’s.

    • jwm February 20, 2022, 10:09 AM

      First off, I’ll admit to hypocrisy. I’ve always been a jeans & T-shirt guy. Never did ties, and I’m instinctively uncomfortable wearing anything in which I wouldn’t want to pop the hood of the car. (even though I very seldom have to pop the hood) But I take Ann’s point, starting with the women.
      When is the last time you saw a woman wearing a dress, hosiery, and heels? If you were to encounter such a creature today, you’d stop in your tracks, and stare, even if the gal wasn’t particularly pretty. Most women I see dress pretty much like I do, and the world is a drearier place for it. If the women of the world would consent to dressing to the old standard, even maybe once a week, or something, I’d buy me a suit and tie, and consent to play along.


      • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 11:14 AM

        The last time I saw a woman wearing “a dress, hosiery, and heels” was the last time my girlfriend and I went out to eat. She takes an hour or more to prepare, but the end result is worth it both at dinner and later at home. And yes, men stop in their tracks and stare. Not at me I hope.

      • ghostsniper February 20, 2022, 12:43 PM

        I’d call my daily attire, utilitarian, conservative, neutral-earthy colors, clean.
        Except for the coldest days, it is Redhead cargo shorts, Carhartt pocket T, Hi-Tek hiker boots. All pockets are loaded with a variety of things I find useful. And yes, the doods below require structured reinforcement.

        But I get Ann’s point. Go out in public and amaze yourself at the number of sloppy slobs wobbling about. It’ll turn your stomach.

        Was doing lunch in 5 Guys Burgers with my wife one spring day and a consortium of construction workers rolled in covered in mud and clods of dirt falling off their boots and filthy britches and coats. Seriously? And then they go and handle all over the self serve appliances, soda’s, condiments, etc.?

        Why in the world do the employees have to clean up after these hogs and why do other customers have to cringe while these uncouth and improperly raised cretins drag their bacteria infested hands all over everything? If I was the business owner I’d have met them at the door and told them they are not welcome. Any profit that would be made from them was quickly vanished into pay to the employees for cleaning up after them.

        • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 1:49 PM

          I never, for any reason, appear in public unwashed. I also never wear shorts. Those are for kids. At 68, I am firm in my belief that strangers do not with to gaze upon my naked legs. Too many males today who call themselves adults dress as middle-school children: shorts, t-shirt with some sports team emblazoned on it, baseball cap worn backwards, and tennis shoes. And most of these “adults” have large and protruding guts, and flabby legs and arms.

          Two years ago I was in Mississippi in some town that was mostly black. I was with my girlfriend, and we were about half-way finished with our bikepacking trip across that state. As we were having lunch, 13—I counted them—black guys in their young 20s walked in. They all wore the uniforms of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, and they all sported pistols at their sides. They were every one in top physical condition, and were every one as clean and well turned out as whistles.

          Now that is how men should appear at a public diner. No more. No less.

          • ghostsniper February 20, 2022, 7:06 PM

            Played all sports in my yoot but by the time I entered the army all that stuff got left behind. I can say with a straight face that in my entire life I have never watched any of the popular sports in person or TV for more than 15 mins in total and what I did have to see (not watch) was unavoidable.

            I spent 40 years in Florida, and a lot of it in concrete construction where the heat is routinely 130 degree in the summer. I’d hit the jobsite at 7am with construction boots, shorts and a t shirt. By 8am I was covered in sweat and the shirt was tucked in the back of my shorts and used to mop the sweat from my mug the rest of the day. If you wore long pants you’d not last til noon. Plus, the drag of the long pants on your knees would wear you out big time. As I’ve stated many times, I am always dressed for speed and performance and will settle for nothing less. If people want to stand around and look at my knobby knees that’s their problem, I’m busy getting stuff done. Just remembered, my wife told me once long ago my legs were the best she’d ever seen. shrug They hold me up and get me around and that’s good enough for me. lol

          • Mhf February 21, 2022, 5:58 AM

            And I bet those game wardens didn’t get a 2nd look from any local. Mississippi

            • Mike Austin February 21, 2022, 9:48 AM

              None that I noticed. They were probably regulars, and the joint was hopping. Mainly blacks in worker attire and a few white farmers—and two obvious out-of-town bicyclists enjoying biscuits and gravy.

  • OneGuy February 19, 2022, 4:48 PM

    Re: the police on horseback, Ballon with a little flour in it blown up as big as it will go, at the right moment a needle prick.

    • gwbnyc February 19, 2022, 7:26 PM

      seen ’em spook when a white cloth was flashed.

  • Joe Krill February 19, 2022, 5:01 PM

    “Big lies yield bigger lies”. I maintain that there should be eleven commandments, not 10. The eleventh would be a simple, Thou shalt not lie.

    • Fletcher Christian February 20, 2022, 6:20 AM

      Well, given that four of those commandments are designed to keep the priests in power, I think the entire concept is suspect.
      5-10, fine.

      I prefer one of two alternatives to that list. The first one is from Christ himself; “”So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you.”

      And another, from rather later sources: “An it harm none do what ye will.”

      • ghostsniper February 20, 2022, 12:47 PM

        “So in everything, do unto others what you would have them do to you.”
        I prefer my version:
        “Whatever you do to me, I will do to you, times 10.”
        Now get the fuk off my lawn!

    • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 7:23 AM

      How about a 12th? “Thou shall not speak ill of a black man.” Our “modern” world makes it necessary to write new commandments every day.

  • gwbnyc February 19, 2022, 5:51 PM

    “get up&etc”


    I do a lot of of zoom- half the participants look like unmade beds as they are actually lying in one.

  • Tom Hyland February 19, 2022, 6:12 PM

    Very short video… mention Klaus Schwab’s influence upon Canadian politicians… bring this up in the Canadian parliament… and watch how quickly they pretend the microphone isn’t working.

  • Plague Monk February 20, 2022, 1:34 AM

    Since I prefer to dress all the time completely casually (political/gamer t-shirt, gym shorts even in the most severe cold), and sneakers, I had potential issues with some of my clients as an expert in 3D CAD modeling software(Unigraphics).
    My solution was to go into work around midnight, have the network to myself, and leave before my lead came in around 9 am. I could generally get 10-12 hours worth of work done in less than 8 hours, being comfortably dressed with no one around to annoy me or object to my listening to Warhammer music and Sabaton. I told clients that I was hired to get the work out, and right on the first pass; not being a Dapper Dan pretty boy. 38 years and counting in the business.
    This worked surprisingly well on several contracts, although in one contract, for one particular US govt client, I was overdressed this way; my client manager was an engineer who was a made man in the Hells’ Angels motorcycle gang. He had at least one kill; the case was thrown out on a technicality, and he usually wore a ragged t-shirt with the name of his victim and some HA symbology. He was well known in the naval space research business many years ago, and a great boss.
    When I was attending church, I would wear a casual 3 button cotton shirt, but that was my only concession to the loathsome “Dress for Excess” format.
    I do like Ann, but on this topic, I’ll respectfully disagree with her.

  • John the River February 20, 2022, 6:15 AM

    My late wife didn’t give a hoot what I wore. Or she respected me enough to trust my decisions in that area.
    My girlfriend likes to use the line, “If you love me you want to make me happy and it makes me happy when you dress the way I like you to dress”. Well, you try finding a girlfriend in Massachusetts that’s a conservative.

  • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 6:17 AM

    About those grand old days of the Hotel Dick. Here is how it was done. First there’s Marlowe, then the gunsel, then the Dick:


    The way the men are dressed would make Ann happy.

    • ghostsniper February 20, 2022, 1:04 PM

      From my most favorite noir, if you haven’t seen it, you must.

      • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 2:11 PM

        Damn! Great monologue! That film is on my list.

        • ghostsniper February 20, 2022, 7:10 PM

          Indeed it is Mike and well worth the admission fee. The fast back n forth between MacMurray and Stanwick is something to behold. Good story too. We have the dvd and watch it about once a year.

    • Blackwing1 February 20, 2022, 6:31 PM

      Nope…that’s Samuel Spade, private operative, in Dashiel Hammet’s “Maltese Falcon”.

      • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 7:00 PM

        Yep. Oops. I had better get my films noirs straight.

  • GaGator February 20, 2022, 9:19 AM

    8,700 votes and 12 awards in 2 hrs before Reddit took it down. Thanks to AD and you, Mr. G:
    Ga Gator

    • Denny February 20, 2022, 11:59 AM

      If they want to take down posts to keep people safe, take the ones down about Black Lives Matter or “pro-choice” feminism.

  • James ONeil February 20, 2022, 12:32 PM

    Dress clothes? I think the last time I wore a tie was 22 years ago, my dad’s funeral.

    I like raggity clothes around the shop, not too loose, nothing to get caught in machinery, worn enough that if something does get caught, hopefully it’ll tear and not pull me along in.

    Go to town clothes? Clean, if torn, mended, long sleeve shirts, boots (Nope , not cowboy, Mike, Wellingtons. Oh, and no spare mags. -grin-) & whatever weather requires.

    • Mike Austin February 20, 2022, 1:01 PM

      At your age and experience, you have earned the right to wear whatever the Hell you want.

      I have a closet full of dress clothes, suits, ties and such. Once I left the classroom almost 3 years ago, I had no use for them. They are still there, forlorn, useless and dust-covered.

      Wellingtons? Tried some on once. I looked too British, as if I were hunting for foxes. Went with a pair of Luccheses.

  • ghostsniper February 20, 2022, 1:08 PM

    Same here, but it was my father in laws funeral.
    I never owned a suit in my life but bought one and wore it to his funeral, then gave it and the shiny low quarters to goodwill. I ain’t a fancy dood. High performance in all conditions is the name of the game around these parts.

  • KCK February 21, 2022, 2:57 PM

    As I write, a tactical column of Rooskie tanks is rolling towards the Kharkov border, and this morning PeeYouTin effectively annexed the breakaway states around Donbas (I call it the salient). Just like after Trump’s win was stolen last November, you had sunshine patriots on the Right all of a sudden folding and saying that Trump lost the election. Excuse me, but where I come from that is not the way you fight. Oh, my point is that in the past week many Righteez have shit on Biden for calling the U-R War imminent. The line to my back door where they can all kiss my ass forms to the right. Here’s the war we’ve dreaded, and I’ll be damned if I didn’t tell you so. Does it matter to the US? Does the Pope shit in a toilet? Who can say and yet a major nuke power is on the march and it isn’t a joke, anymore.

    If by tomorrow the war isn’t in full invasion mode, I’ll go out the door and kiss some Righty asses myself.

    Oh, on the subject of the sartorial, I am lucky if my camouflage clothing isn’t mismatched. But that’s at home. If I go out, I try to dress just a little over the occasion norm.