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Strange Daze: “Outside of these Democrat-run cities, America is peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.”

A Case for Jefferson by Robert Frost

Harrison loves my country too,
But wants it all made over new.
He’s Freudian Viennese by night.
By day he’s Marxian Muscovite.
It isn’t because he’s Russian Jew.
He’s Puritan Yankee through and through.
He dotes on Saturday pork and beans.
But his mind is hardly out of his teens:
With him the love of country means
Blowing it all to smithereens
And having it all made over new.

– – 1947

Instructions For Wayfarers

They will declare: Every journey has been taken.
You shall respond: I have not been to see myself.
They will insist: Everything has been spoken.
You shall reply: I have not had my say.

They will tell you: Everything has been done.
You shall reply: My way is not complete.

You are warned: Any way is long, any way is hard.
Fear not. You are the gate – you, the gatekeeper.
And you shall go through and on . . .

—Alexandros Evangelou Xenopouloudakis

I didn’t do the murder to gain wealth and power and to become a benefactor of mankind. Nonsense! I simply did it; I did the murder for myself, for myself alone, and whether I became a benefactor to others, or spent my life like a spider, catching men in my web and sucking the life out of men, I couldn’t have cared at that moment.… And it was not the money I wanted, Sonia, when I did it. It was not so much the money I wanted, but something else.… I know it all now.… Understand me! Perhaps I should never have committed a murder again. I wanted to find out something else; it was something else led me on. I wanted to find out then and quickly whether I was a louse like everybody else or a man. Whether I can step over barriers or not, whether I dare stoop to pick up or not, whether I am a trembling creature or whether I have the right …” Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment

“Рукописи не горят!” ‘Manuscripts don’t burn!’ (Mikhail Bulgakov) When it is used? To express the conviction that art is prevalent over time and power, and sometimes, to express an opinion that the truth shall prevail no matter what.

Watch as Randi Parkhurst, a fine paper and book artist from the Pacific Northwest slowly unveils and demonstrates her meticulous 2007 creation, PATIENCE: the Inception of Artist Books. Some describe Patience as the equivalent of a Russian Matryoshka doll. Watch as some twenty self-contained handmade books, each inconceivably smaller than the one before, open and reveal the exquisite piece.

Even as a young child, I often had a running monologue in my head in which I opined on things. But very few people were interested (or interested at all, for the most part) when I talked to friends or family about some of the things that fascinated me. Then for many years, as an adult, I wrote essays, short stories, and poetry, and submitted some of them for publication. A few poems got published in literary journals, but I discovered something surprising, which is that after they were published I experienced a “so what?” feeling. I wanted at least a few people to tell me what reactions the poem sparked in them. I wanted to know that someone was out there reading it, and what that person thought. If a poem gets published in a journal and no one responds, did that poem get published at all? Blog comments: here, there, and everywhere – The New Neo

Oh gosh our town is more White than we ever dreamed: Fairfax allots more funding for racial equity consultant“This is different from a lot of other town committees,” Ackerman said. “There’s a lot to be processed as we begin looking at racial justice, and it’s required a lot more facilitation than was expected.”

French Vineyards ‘Ablaze’ Across France Some farmers are turning to other methods. One Burgundy farmer, as reported by France 24, has been spraying his orchards with water. He explained, “it’s simple. The water produces this gel the moment it freezes. And this frees up calories, which are digested inside the ice and the apple blossom. It’s less cold inside the ice, like an Eskimo inside an igloo than outside.” Others have hired helicopters to fly at low altitudes over their crops to keep the air circulating to try to prevent frost.

Coins issued by Cleopatra Most speculation centers on her nose. It was prominent, but its shape varies from coin to coin. Despite what some have claimed, Cleopatra was not “African,” being a descendent of a Greek officer who claimed the Egyptian part of Alexander the Great’s empire upon the latter’s death.

AmeriKa Is Sick And millions of AmeriKans are too stupid to wrap that around their heads. The Corona-God Fraud Dr. Fauci gets on the TeeVee, the same fraud who in the past year hasn’t kept his Corona stories straight, the same fraud that incessantly flip-flops, the same fraud that has Gish Galloped the entire country, and millions of AmeriKans swoon at his every word salad. Have you ever watched these frauds, these experts, and government functionaries behind the podium? Have you watched them put their face diapers on before speaking, then watch them take their face diapers off after speaking? Or, they’ll come on stage with their face diapers on, then take them off before speaking. Do you think when there are no camera’s around, they are all wearing face diapers?

daily timewaster: Alpine shelter on Monte Cristallo, Auronzo di Cadore – Italy (World War 1, 1915/18), located at 2760 meters.

“They were thieves, the worst kind of criminal, stealing life, and happiness, and hope, extracting it one minute, one hour, one day at a time. From all of us. We were nothing to them. Only their power over us mattered.” Pretending to Sleep: A Communism Survivor’s Short Story Foster, Monalisa: Books

The Police and Us – Turkeys cheering the arrival of Thanksgiving would be only marginally more pathetic than the conservative luminaries on Fox News who cheer for the police as civilization’s saviors. The police. You know—the heroes who stood aside as mobs looted and burned Minneapolis, Portland, Kenosha, Chicago, Macy’s in New York, downtown Chicago and so on while organized mask-wearing Antifa thugs beat whoever got in the way? Yes, the police we watched tase a woman for not wearing a mask in a stadium and arresting people for singing Christian hymns in a park. The police, who don’t answer calls from people who are being threatened in their homes. Those police.

King’s Holly: The 43,600-Year-Old Plant The growth of King’s holly is remarkably slow. Dendrochronology dated one piece of stem to be 240 years old, signifying a growth rate of only 0.26 mm per year. At this glacial pace, such a plant could persist in a confined location for several hundred or thousands of years. Indeed, carbon dating of fossilized leaf fragments yielded the date of 43,600 years. That’s how long the plant has been cloning itself, although each individual plant’s lifespan is only about 300 years.


A haunting photo collection of famous people’s death masks, 1300-1950 Throughout history, the method of creating death masks remained the same. The face of the corpse would be lubricated or protected in gauze before clay or wax was applied to make an imprint of the deceased’s features. After the material dried, it was removed. And now, one had a mask with the true features of that person.

I’ve long conceptualized the whole thing as a hierarchy of evil and the resistance to it, a sort of ladder with many rungs. Here they are, in order from most evil to most dedicated to fighting evil:

–Some people will conceptualize, plan, and implement it as leaders.

–Some people will actively cooperate with vigor.

–Some people will support it but not actively participate.

–Some people will be indifferent (or even unaware) unless it directly reaches them or their family.

–Some people will be somewhat disturbed by it, but manage to put it out of their minds most of the time and go on with their lives.

–Some people will be disturbed by it and contemplate various forms of resistance, but will be too frightened to act.

–Some people will be disturbed by it and will decide to act in small ways to resist it, ways they consider lower risk.

–Some people will be disturbed by it and will decide to take great risks in order to resist it, but could be stopped by threats (not necessarily threats to themselves, but threats to friends and family).

–Some people will risk all to actively resist it in every way they can. The ladder of evil – The New Neo

To which Geoffrey Britain replied: Only the first two groups and the last two groups count. It has always been thus.
“–Some people will conceptualize, plan, and implement it as leaders.
–Some people will actively cooperate with vigor.
–Some people will be disturbed by it and will decide to take great risks in order to resist it, but could be stopped by threats (not necessarily threats to themselves, but threats to friends and family).
–Some people will risk all to actively resist it in every way they can.”

The greater the evil, the greater the sacrifice required of good to defeat it.

When the social justice mob came for me | Washington Examiner From the first day of my campaign for student president, a sinister mob started to form around me. The student paper posted an article that focused less on my platform of financial inclusivity and instead highlighted details of my fraternity involvement. After the article was posted, many people learned everything they needed to know about me: I was white, in a fraternity, and Jewish.

Suddenly, I started to get tweets and group messages where people told me to go to hell, that I was a white supremacist and a racist confederate. My senior adviser, a woman of color, was asked why she supported a colonizer.

Minnesota Police Chief Resigns After Reporters’ Rebuke For Calling Riot A “Riot” Even with rioting and looting in full view in the last couple nights, the networks continued to refer to protests or at most “protests turn violent.” It appears that Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon never got the memo. As Turley recalls, the chief was scolded for calling the widespread rioting a “riot” by reporters.

The Prince of the Wokes Joins the American One-Party State – Daniel Greenfield / Sultan Knish   The Aspen Institute claims that its Commission on Information Disorder represents a “diversity of expertise, backgrounds, and lived experience”. To boost that diversity which includes the spectrum of the lefty ruling class of 5 former government officials, 4 academics, 3 left-wing activists, a Googler, one billionaire’s wife, and a former morning show host, it added a prince. Or Aspen’s bio democratically describes him, “Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex”.

The commission is funded by Craig Newmark, the billionaire who got rich destroying the media by creating Craigslist, and also funds the Election Integrity Partnership, which accuses conservatives of disinformation, and the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter’s fact-checking machine. It goes without saying that Newmark is a Biden donor.

House of Eratosthenes Friend/Relative #2: “I’ve heard they’re called ‘liberals’ because they love liberty.”

Friend/Relative #1: “Oh! Well so much the better!”

That’s got to stop. This is wrong. Anyone who has been thinking for themselves, even for a moment, at any time over the last five years knows this is balderdash. President Trump was a reformer, a conservative reformer. The liberals resisted his reforms, clinging to a past that was going away, until they looked like buffoons. Now they’re going to try to bring it all back again. They may succeed at it, but they’ll end up looking even more buffoonish. They’re the ones manufacturing buggy whips.

They were, and are, afraid of change because they were, and are, afraid of their liberal swamp rat asses getting sent to jail where they belong.

And they hate liberty as if liberty shot their parents in an alleyway when they were eight. Their solution to every problem is some kind of encroachment or diminution against individual liberty.

Nolte: Rural Trumpers Already Live in Tolerant Utopia Leftists Want   Here’s a list of the top 15 cities in 2020 with the most murders and which party runs those cities…

Chicago – Last Republican mayor was 1931
New York City – It took Democrat Bill de Blasio six years to destroy Republican Giuliani’s miracle.
Philadelphia – Only Democrat mayors since 1952
Baltimore – Only Democrat mayors since 1967
Houston – One GOP mayor since 1974
Los Angeles – One Republican since 1961
St. Louis – Only Democrats mayors since 1949.
Dallas – One Republican mayor since 1995
Kansas City – One Republican mayor since 1930
Indianapolis – Since 2000, eight years of GOP rule, 12 years of Democrat rule
Washington DC – Only Democrat mayors
New Orleans – Democrat mayors since 1872 (not a typo)
Jacksonville – Two Republican mayors and one Democrat since 2003
San Antonio – officially a non-partisan office, but leftists have run that city for two decades
Atlanta – Run by democrats since 1879 (not a typo).

The Asian population in Rural America is less than one percent. That means that out here in Rural MAGA Land, Asians are outnumbered by white Trump voters by, let窶冱 say, 100-to-1窶ヲ And yet, even though we are being falsely blamed for this recent wave of anti-Asian hate crimes, no one in MAGA Land is committing hate crimes against these vastly outnumbered Asians. There is no anti-Asian hate crime crisis in MAGA Land; the place where Asians are at riskare in cities populated and governed by Democrats.

Bottom line: Where Trump voters live and govern, there are almost zero hate crimes. Ahh, but where Democrats live and govern, look at all those hate crimes.

Life in Rural America (which is where Republican Trump voters live and govern), is clean, safe and racially tolerant. Most places in America where life is dirty, polluted, dangerous, violent, and plagued with racial hate and race riots, are cities that are almost exclusively populated by and governed by Democrats.

Outside of these Democrat-run cities, America is peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.

The derailment at Gare Montparnasse, 1895. While all of the passengers survived, a woman was killed while walking in the street beside the station. — Charles Baudelaire and the Convalescent Flâneur

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  • Casey Klahn April 14, 2021, 9:50 PM

    Which Cleopatra is the most like her? The answer is: the simplest rendering.
    Prince Phillip gets a woke funeral? Serves the Bucking Frits right, those cold-toes bastards.
    So glad I’m only just barely in society, now. I hate the brief forays I have to make among “people”. Their fealty to “Covid” is cringe-worthy. Then, they talk about race and the environment. I couldn’t care less about all that shit; it has no place in my brain.

  • John Venlet April 15, 2021, 6:03 AM

    I hate the brief forays I have to make among “people”.

    I hate going among the “people” also, Casey, they are pathetic.

  • Vanderleun April 15, 2021, 6:46 AM

    Not covering themselves with the glories of reason and beauty and truth are they?

  • ghostsniper April 15, 2021, 6:54 AM

    I have (2) 27″ windows on my desk.

    The window on the left shows the progression of the current CAD project I am working on.

    The window on the right shows a variety of things, some of which are enjoyable and some of which are horrifying.

    I also have another window, much larger, in the wall to my right which shows a 150′ long view across our front yard. The first 2 windows are electrified and window 3 is all natural, though right now, a little dirty.

    Window 3 is filled with a variety of wild creatures attracted to all the wonderful things we provide for them in our yard. Hundreds of trees from stublings to 80′ tall majestic oaks and maples, thousands of colorful seasonal flowers, and a sea of thick, and getting thicker everyday now, dark green grass just begging for some bare feets to massage it.

    I am spending less and less time viewing the horrifying window 2 cause, what’s the point? It’s a reminder of places that are foreign to me, and depressing. If I spend 15 mins in that window 2 I have to spend 2 hours in the others to wash out the corruption in my brain, though it never fully washes all of it out. There are residuals that are permanent.

    With all of the delivery services now available, some free, some not so free, there is less need for me to leave the compound so I spend less time going to mostly depressing places littered with dangerous encounters. I’ll just stay right here in my little self made time/life capsule and enjoy the only life I’ll ever own and the rest of this immoral, criminal, uncaring world can go straight to hell in a rocket powered clown car. Hey look, a squirrel! 🙂

  • jwm April 15, 2021, 7:43 AM

    Seems to be a trend going on, here. Sick of the world out there? Yeah. Me, too.

    I have no rural redoubt, just a tract home in a still decent neighborhood here in So Cal. Even so, it’s become my suburban hermitage. Despite the state “opening up” I still can’t leave the house without being confronted by the sight of the faceless. Still can’t walk into a store without a diaper. I hardly have to describe it. You all see the same thing.

    Half the world is still slouching along alone on the street with those filthy things strapped across their muzzles. I find the sight unbearable. Too much of it, and I’m living the penultimate scene of the old “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”. I’m one click away from being Kevin McCarthy in the middle of the road screaming hysterically at strangers in traffic.

    I have prayed mightily for something I can get hold of to keep my focus off this civilization killing madness.

    Sometime not too long back, Gerard posted that old footage of the French impressionists. The film of Rodin working that chisel lit up a thing that had been dead in me for a very long time. I did what I said, right after I saw it. I built a new carving table, retrieved an unfinished stone piece I abandoned over fifteen years ago, and got back to work.

    The newly finished sculpture is sitting on the table in the living room, and I’m already at work on the next one. I’ve had my nic linked to the Lost Canyon, and Lost Era stuff for a while. I’m switching it back to my own blog, and writing about my own art, now. Is anyone other than my few friends going to stop by and visit the blog? Will I get to show my work anyplace other than my living room? Doesn’t matter. I really do not care. I’m locked in on the project, and nothing else matters much right now. I have enough stone in the garage to keep me busy for over a year.



  • Double X X April 15, 2021, 7:43 AM

    Gerard, Casey, John, Ghost and everyone else thanks for usually making my day. GOD BLESS !!!

  • John Venlet April 15, 2021, 8:16 AM

    Not covering themselves with the glories of reason and beauty and truth are they?

    Not only are they not, Gerard, many have no interest whatsoever in reason, beauty and truth, and just as many prefer wallowing in the decrepitude being fed to them. Not all, but many, too many.

  • rabbit tobacco April 15, 2021, 9:03 AM

    “When you stop asking your mind
    what it’s thinking, you get old.”

  • nunnya bidnez, jr April 15, 2021, 9:18 AM

    I have nothing to say
    so here is a picture
    of a bunny with a pancake on its head

  • James ONeil April 15, 2021, 9:24 AM

    I ventured once more unto the breach yesterday, one of maybe five maskless in Walmart, one of four or so barefaced in the Post Office.

    Am I making a point?

    Naw, it’s all full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

  • John Venlet April 15, 2021, 9:33 AM

    Am I making a point?

    Actually, James, you are making a point, and that point is that you are a free man with a free mind, proving that you are aware of the facts, and that all the masked are trapped in the web of lies being spun around them.

  • EX-Californain Pete April 15, 2021, 9:45 AM

    Man, it must have taken great efforts to restrict the “Why Portland Sucks” video down to a mere 10 reasons!

    The last time I was there was around 2011 with a pack of my riding buddies on a long ride that spanned several hundred miles. All of us on Harleys, most of them home-built customs or classics/antiques.
    When it came time to “gas up” at a station, we found out that it was (no kidding) AGAINST THE LAW to fill your own gas tank! We were informed that by a weenie-armed, man-bun wearing, milquetoast “station attendant” in his late 20’s with those detestable “ear piercings” that have hoops in them big enough to pass a stogie through. (I always had the urge to stick a heavy padlock in one of those and lock it)

    It didn’t take much convincing that we preferred to “pump our own,” due to the possibility of him ruining a few several-thousand-dollar paint jobs, combined with the average larger stature of rider-vs.-weenie armed dude. And his being outnumbered 8-1.
    So we were “allowed” to fill our own tanks. We even tipped the poor terrified guy a $20 after the last tank was filled. (I bet he spent it all on bong hits that night.)

    Riding through Portland was pretty unpleasant, as there was a majority of angry, bad drivers who seemed to think anyone on 2 wheels should be tailgated or left-turned in front of. And the worst ones were women- driving like “cupid stunts.”

    I guarantee I’ll never go back there.

  • Casey Klahn April 15, 2021, 4:38 PM

    I noticed. at the guhnshow, a t shirt for sale. It read: “What began as a pandemic, morphed into an IQ test.”

  • gwbnyc April 16, 2021, 9:16 AM

    “Outside of these Democrat-run cities, America is peaceful, safe, clean, and racially tolerant.”

    thank God for the Electoral College…


    common name of sister-queens in Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty. The name is Latinized Greek, probably meaning “glory of her father,” from kleos “rumor, report, news; good report, fame, glory” (from PIE root *kleu- “to hear”) + patris, genitive of pater “father” (see father (n.)), though Shipley suggests “key to the fatherland,” from kleis “key” (see clavicle). The famous queen was the seventh of that name. Related: Cleopatran.”

  • Coach Clem April 17, 2021, 7:49 AM

    Cleopatra. In my time I have been around some amazingly beautiful women. One was so much so I struggled to talk, two in college had wonderful faces and stunning body. But I have seen a few that were not beautiful as such but as Soloman wrote ‘could capture you with her eyes’. That would be Cleo.

  • Teresa Pittman April 19, 2021, 11:14 AM

    Got into it a bit on Twitter about Portland. Guy was saying there really weren’t any problems. He insisted he lives there. Yes, I know most of the damage is downtown, but it’s not the only area. For instance, I want to go to the Rebuild-it center. It’s just down the street from that house they occupied. Normally, I would have just gone. Now, I have to consider if I’ll be safe. Will I get caught in something where they decide to block off the freeway. The city is filthy. I drove out to Powell Blvd a few months ago. I used to go out there regularly, but hadn’t been in over a year. Graffiti on the buildings, burned out cars and trash everywhere. It’s appalling. And the laws are designed to favor those that trashed the city, not the people that pay the taxes. They bemoan the lack of rentals, yet penalize landlords over renters. It’s more profitable to just sell. And the talk of making face masks permanent? That’s just insane. I wish they weren’t moving across the river to here. This has been a boring, safe town, but the Leftists are taking over. It’s getting worse here too. I need to get out of here, this year.