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Wokeness: An Evil of Our Age › American Greatness  Wokeness created the mythology that the nonwhite were worse off than ever before—a typical revolutionary fabrication to evoke the sort of hysteria necessary for an otherwise unpopular agenda. But then again, we live in an age where we were assured Hunter Biden’s lost laptop was “Russian disinformation”, the Steele dossier was iron-clad proof of something, and a pangolin or a bat birthed COVID-19.

Leftists do not want to hear a contrary word. And this is why any kind of peaceful coexistence is not possible with them. Our very existence is an affront to them. Because even if it were possible for us to set up our own country, the “red” states of America, alongside the “blue” states of America, it wouldn’t last. Because they hate us and want us dead. Doesn’t matter where we are. No matter where we went, they’d still hate us and want us dead. If peaceful coexistence with the left was possible, we would have done it by now. That is, we wouldn’t be in this state of constant warfare. “Laissez-faire”, “live and let live”, “let us alone and we’ll let you alone” are concepts that are completely anathema to them. With progressives you have two choices: it is either their way or the whole world burns. Channeling my inner Kyle Reese, I say this: Listen, and understand. The progressives are out there. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

A Karen to the end. Karen Croake Heisler: 67-year-old former Notre Dame professor says “damn the unvaccinated,” dead 12 days after third Pfizer mRNA injection.

More On The ‘Think Again’ The 2nd Amendment has been touted for generations as our ultimate safeguard against tyranny. Yet we’ve permitted the political Establishment to gut it completely. The original idea was that the citizenry would have such complete access to weaponry of military-grade that no army could possibly subjugate us –but today a private citizen isn’t even allowed to acquire an automatic rifle, much less a fully functional tank or artillery piece.   They did it in thin slices. A little at a time. Always with the most fulsome imaginable justifications. ‘There’s a crisis. ‘People are dying….Et cetera ad nauseam infinitam.

Who Would Hide a Jew If Nazis Took Over America? When I observe Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and, for that matter, the citizens of most countries at this time, this observation about who would risk their lives to hide a Jew leaves me pessimistic with regard to how any of these groups would act under a Nazi or communist regime.

Is there a reason why in America, violent government reactions against our current freedom fighters has been tepid and bureaucratic, unlike the government thugs of Melbourne? Could it be the hundreds of millions of guns and billions of rounds of ammunition in the hands of Americans?

Newly Freed Britney Spears Bewildered As She Steps Out Into Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland Of California

Feminism Without Women Feminism often didn’t have very much to do with women. The term was coined by the mad French socialist Charles Fourier who also believed that women should have four husbands and that human beings would grow to be seven feet tall and develop tails. More seriously, he envisioned the end of the family and collectivist living that influenced the nightmarish socialist utopias that used him as a model.

Don Surber: BLM increased black murders by 2,164 (28%) in 2020

Scientists Accidentally Discovered Hidden Galaxies At the Edge of Time By pure chance, astronomers have discovered two galaxies at the edge of space and time that have remained hidden behind a thick veil of dust until now. The obscured galaxies formed more than 13 billion years ago, only about 800 million years after the birth of the universe itself, and could help scientists find other ancient objects that are clouded by dust.

Shoplifting mobs are raiding everything from high-end boutiques to your local Walgreens, escaping with merchandise worth thou$ands – CWB Chicago

The World’s Largest Log Cabin | The Forestry Building was an exception. It was an enormous structure, measuring 206 feet long by 102 feet wide and 72 feet high. Organizers of the exposition boasted that the Forestry Building was the world’s largest log cabin, and indeed it was, being constructed out of whole logs with the bark still in place. Most of the giant logs that comprised the building, came from old-growth trees in Columbia County, Oregon. Some of these logs were six feet across. The interior of the Forestry Building featured colonnades of 54 massive, unpeeled Douglas Fir logs. The logs supported a 2-story center aisle, cruciform in plan, and lit by skylights.

One of NYC’s poshest buildings facing $250m lawsuit over building defects

House of Eratosthenes All your life you have heard “Women fought for and won the right to vote” and it makes it sound like men were the Evil Galactic Empire and women were noble brave Ewoks on Endor…but, no. It was a constitutional amendment that had to be ratified by 3/4 of the states, and in order to ratify, you had to be a man. Men gave women the right to vote.

Ever since then, we have been dominated by what we might call The Hystericals. These are people who are driven into hysterics when they figure out there’s danger around…just humdrum, everyday, ordinary danger. In network security we call it “residual risk.” It goes with simply living life. When The Hystericals figure out residual risk has not been reduced to zero, which is an impossibility anyway, they insist on turning everything upside down. They don’t feel completely 100% safe yet, because they’re not, and so everyone else has to do some more accommodating. We need more taxes and more rules, to suit The Hystericals.

Leftists do not want to hear a contrary word. And this is why any kind of peaceful coexistence is not possible with them. Our very existence is an affront to them. Because even if it were possible for us to set up our own country, the “red” states of America, alongside the “blue” states of America, it wouldn’t last. Because they hate us and want us dead. Doesn’t matter where we are. No matter where we went, they’d still hate us and want us dead. If peaceful coexistence with the left was possible, we would have done it by now. That is, we wouldn’t be in this state of constant warfare. “Laissez-faire”, “live and let live”, “let us alone and we’ll let you alone” are concepts that are completely anathema to them. With progressives you have two choices: it is either their way or the whole world burns. Channeling my inner Kyle Reese, I say this: Listen, and understand. The progressives are out there. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They don’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

Ten years old and stlll on point.

The new aristocrats: masks for the masses, liberty for us – The New Neo It’s no longer news when a Democrat politician who has been pushing masks and mask mandates – such as, in this case, Joe Biden – goes against his or her own recommendations and goes maskless. Same for parties of more than a few people, or traveling, or any number of things that they have no trouble recommending or even mandating for the peasantry (that’s most of us) but which they themselves flout when they feel like it. Plus the fact that mandatory masks for the servers such as waiters and clerks in stores is another factor in creating an obviously tiered society. These rules are sometimes promulgated not by the government, but by the individual business, but the effect is nevertheless of a class system with visual signifiers.

This thin crescent of steel is the fulcrum of the whole tool. From the genus blade fans out a number of ever-evolving species, each seeking out and colonizing new niches. My collection includes a number of grass blades of varying styles—a Luxor, a Profisense, an Austrian, and a new, elegant Concari Felice blade that I’ve not even tried yet—whose lengths vary between sixty and eighty-five centimeters. I also have a couple of ditch blades (which, despite the name, are not used for mowing ditches in particular, but are all-purpose cutting tools that can manage anything from fine grass to tousled brambles) and a bush blade, which is as thick as a billhook and can take down small trees. These are the big mammals you can see and hear. Beneath and around them scuttle any number of harder-to-spot competitors for the summer grass, all finding their place in the ecosystem of the tool.

None of them, of course, is any use at all unless it is kept sharp, really sharp: sharp enough that if you were to lightly run your finger along the edge, you would lose blood. You need to take a couple of stones out into the field with you and use them regularly—every five minutes or so—to keep the edge honed. And you need to know how to use your peening anvil, and when. Peen is a word of Scandinavian origin, originally meaning “to beat iron thin with a hammer,” which is still its meaning, though the iron has now been replaced by steel. When the edge of your blade thickens with overuse and oversharpening, you need to draw the edge out by peening it—cold-forging the blade with hammer and small anvil. It’s a tricky job. I’ve been doing it for years, but I’ve still not mastered it. Probably you never master it, just as you never really master anything. That lack of mastery, and the promise of one day reaching it, is part of the complex beauty of the tool.

Etymology can be interesting. Scythe, originally rendered sithe, is an Old English word, indicating that the tool has been in use in these islands for at least a thousand years. But archaeology pushes that date much further out; Roman scythes have been found with blades nearly two meters long. Basic, curved cutting tools for use on grass date back at least ten thousand years, to the dawn of agriculture and thus to the dawn of civilizations. Like the tool, the word, too, has older origins. The Proto-Indo-European root of scythe is the word sek, meaning to cut, or to divide. Sek is also the root word of sickle, saw, schism, sex, and science.

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  • JustMe October 2, 2021, 12:21 PM

    The article said she died from cancer not the vaccine. Personally I suspect it was carrots, statistically 50% of people who die have eaten carrots in the previous 7 days and 90% have eaten carrots in the previous 6 months. The statistics don’t lie.

    Yes, she was a Karen, shame on her for that. But don’t slip on that slope yourself.

    • RevBroGenerik October 2, 2021, 1:31 PM

      I have been reading recently that the vcxxxed are coming down with cancer at rates and with timing that strongly suggests correlation. I’m sure the survivors will read all about this some day.

      • Alex October 2, 2021, 6:47 PM

        My step-daughter, a week after her yearly checkup which was excellent, blood work, the works, got the vaccine. A couple weeks later she didn’t feel well, went back to doctor, he did more tests, and was diagnosed with cancer: liver, pancreas, lungs, brain, everywhere. Dead in six painful weeks later. I’ve been told this is impossible, cancer doesn’t suddenly take over your body. 65 yrs old. Family doesn’t even consider the vax had anything to do with it. I keep my mouth shut because, what’s the use? It won’t bring her back. RIP dear K.

        • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 12:41 AM

          I am truly sorry. I have no other words because there are no other words.

        • Theduchessofkitty October 3, 2021, 9:43 AM

          I am truly sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine…

  • John the River October 2, 2021, 2:05 PM

    Funny story. In Newton a dude was arrested for shoplifting and (boy!) was he outraged.
    Turns out this fella was from Boston where the (Soros) DA has decriminalized shoplifting. Apparently this indudividual wasn’t to good at geography, (surprising I know), and didn’t understand that Newton is in a different country than Boston with a different DA. One that does charge for shoplifting, and worse, puts them in jail for it.
    “You can’t do this to me!” he said as he was lead away. “I didn’t do anything illegal!!!”.

    Because free food, free housing, free schooling (waste there) and a free phone; just ain’t enough.

    • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 3:11 PM

      “Because free food, free housing, free schooling (waste there) and a free phone; just ain’t enough.”

      Once this (I’m guessing) dindu gets to serve some time, he will get all of these, plus: free gym, free clothes and free legal counsel.

      I an vexed that “persons of color” cannot understand that the things they want from the White man—home, food, medical care, clothing, education—have been given to every slave in History.

  • Mike Austin October 2, 2021, 2:15 PM

    “The article said she died from cancer not the vaccine.”

    True, that is what the article said. And so? Quite irrelevant. The CDC itself has admitted to—how does one say it?—“oversampling” COVID deaths. That is, reporting as COVID deaths those that were not. It works the other way as well, “misreporting” the so-called “vaccine” related deaths as anything other than caused by the “vaccine”. Ok then.

    She had the 3rd vax—Wow! A True Believer!—on September 7, after which “Her health apparently deteriorated very quickly thereafter.” Apparently? She was in the hospital September 14 “…to see a cardiologist”. Why not an oncologist? She was dead three days later. Cancer? Her obituary states she died from “cancer-related complications.” That certainly covers a lot of ground, yes? If you have pancreatic cancer, but then fall off a ladder your death could certainly be termed “cancer related”.

    “When you call Pfizer’s COVID-19 Jab Hotline they state explicitly and repeatedly that myocarditis and pericarditis are known side-effects.” That explains her doctor visit.


    She died from the vax, or more accurately from its “known side effects”. Millions might soon join her.

    • ghostsniper October 2, 2021, 7:17 PM

      If the article was accurate she was a nasty wretch regardless and the world is a better place in her absence.

      • Jack October 3, 2021, 8:06 AM

        True, and she condemned and cursed everyone who did not follow her directives. Typical of school teachers, some preachers and every overlord POS thug who ever drew a breath, a habit of Nazis and Communists that has been adopted and is widely used by those who call themselves ‘woke’. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

        • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 8:29 AM

          Her ravings reminded me of Milton’s Lucifer: “Better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven.”

          I imagine that, where she is now, she has changed her mind.

          • Tom Hyland October 4, 2021, 6:50 AM

            Mike, knock it off with the heaven or hell eternity. They are both present and now, right here on earth. This is world without end, amen, and though she may be in temporary bardo, there’s another life term coming her way… back in a body… another body working to free the head from the rear end… until you’ve grown up and out of all worlds forever.

            • Mike Austin October 5, 2021, 2:30 PM

              “Mike, knock it off with the heaven or hell eternity. ”


  • Cappy October 2, 2021, 7:20 PM

    Remember when Neil Young wailed in “Ohio” – “How many more”?

    Apparently, not enough.

    • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 12:43 AM

      Not nearly enough. They have hardly got started.

  • james wilson October 2, 2021, 7:24 PM

    “Who Would Hide a Jew If Nazis Took Over America?”

    Where does the goyim hide as the Jews take over America?

    • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 12:44 AM

      That happened years ago.

      • Harry October 3, 2021, 1:09 PM

        Wilhelm Marr decided in 1879 that we took over Germany. http://www.public.asu.edu/~acichope/Marr.pdf
        Some things never change.

        • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 3:29 PM

          “Some things never change.” Nope. Ecclesiastes had it down 3000 years ago: “There is nothing new under the sun.” Even the French figured this out: “Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”

          I could wax eloquently for quite a while about the, umm…”Jewish Question”. It is enough to say that the Chosen, once they burrowed into American society, became responsible for: Feminism (see Bella Abzug); the Porn industry (see Allen Ginsberg); Hollywood (see Harvey Weinstein); the financial crises and meltdowns (see Goldman and Sachs, Lehman Brothers); the Media (see Punch Sulzberger.)

          And I recall some Austrian fellow with a funny moustache ranting about the Chosen being responsible for Communism. As in:

          “With the notable exception of Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov), most of the leading Communists who took control of Russia in 1917-20 were Jews. Leon Trotsky (Lev Bronstein) headed the Red Army and, for a time, was chief of Soviet foreign affairs. Yakov Sverdlov (Solomon) was both the Bolshevik party’s executive secretary and — as chairman of the Central Executive Committee — head of the Soviet government. Grigori Zinoviev (Radomyslsky) headed the Communist International (Comintern), the central agency for spreading revolution in foreign countries. Other prominent Jews included press commissar Karl Radek (Sobelsohn), foreign affairs commissar Maxim Litvinov (Wallach), Lev Kamenev (Rosenfeld) and Moisei Uritsky.”

          That’s enough. For now.

  • Casey Klahn October 2, 2021, 7:54 PM

    idk if the vax kills, but no matter how they pad the numbers, they cannot get the C19 deaths to look bad on a graph. Pencil-pushers and statisticians have an uncanny desire to get real numbers down on paper, even when pushed and cajoled. If, or when, we go FullNazi, they will crack and fully jack the numbers on whatever the gubmint says to make them. But, for now, the pandemic is a muthafuggin fizzle, and yet it’s the scare headlines the sheeple read.

    So, I ask again, why do I need a vaccine against a bad flu? What GD business is it of anyone else what I do for myself medically? Perhaps the best retort for “are you vaxxed?” might be: “who’d you vote for?” In days of yore, this was private information, and rude to ask about. I have a bag of questions to come back with. “Are you saved by Jesus?” “Did your grandfather own slaves?” “Do you ever use meth?” “How many times did you poop this week?”

    Oh shit; I like that last one.

    • Vanderleun October 2, 2021, 8:29 PM

      “Why did you pick today to stop sniffing glue?”


      “Do you really want to be somebody we remember?”

    • ghostsniper October 3, 2021, 4:21 AM

      Stop pulling your punches.
      Ask them, “Do you still take it up the ass?”
      Go for the shock value.

  • Terry October 2, 2021, 9:16 PM

    More up to date vax info:

    Gates & Fauci should be tried as war criminals-


    • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 7:05 AM

      “Gates & Fauci should be tried as war criminals.”

      I would leave the “war” part out. They simply are criminals who operate on a global scale and collect mountains of cash while seizing every lever of political, economic and military power. They both have bought into the World Economic Forum philosophy that declares, among other things, that:

      1. The world needs to have a great die-off as there are simply too many people for sustainability; 2. that the common man is no more able to care for the earth than he can care for himself; 3. that the common man needs to be led by those “in the know”, that is, by a few thousand global elites; 4. That in ten years all mankind will “own nothing and be happy.”; 5. That the “pandemic” has created a perfect opportunity for a “Great Reset” to change man’s way of thinking, consuming and living. And so on.

      This “Great Reset” and the “New World Order” are the same thing. In the Forum’s own words:

      “There is an urgent need for global stakeholders to cooperate in simultaneously managing the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. To improve the state of the world, the World Economic Forum is starting The Great Reset initiative.”

      Let’s call it what it is: Über Communism that engulfs and enslaves every part of the globe. Any guess who will be in charge after the die-off and reset? They “will be as gods.”

      The sine qua non of the Great Reset is the destruction of the individual, the nation and the final place on earth where the spark of personal freedom remains, the United States of America. To this end all aspects of American media, entertainment, political power, economic power and military power must be seized and controlled. Borders must be erased and the majority race in the US must be replaced. If you have been wondering “what the Hell is happening to the country” you now have your answer. Creatures Like Milley, Biden, Pelosi, Obama, the Bush family and all the rest of those dismal wretches are simply putting into place the fantasies of Gates, Schwab and their acolytes.

      These rabid animals must, at all costs—at all costs—remove any possibility of resistance in America. No other place on earth matters at all as all other nation-states are just sideshows. To put in plainly, they need your guns. The “last, best hope of mankind” resides in the 100,000,00 Americans who possess firearms.

      God created man in His own image: Imago Dei. The creatures who are forcing the Great Reset wish to create man—really, to recreate man—in their own image.

      Compared to the ravenous beasts at the Word Economic Forum, Mao and Stalin were mere amateurs.

      • Casey Klahn October 3, 2021, 7:23 AM

        Terry and Mike. I agree.
        Ammunition. Food. Fuel. Commo.

      • ghostsniper October 3, 2021, 7:46 AM

        In spite of their short sighted view, they will never kill or cage me and their influence over me will be minimalized at all costs. And if push comes to shove I will do everything in my power to kill all of them. The best thing for all tyrants is to get their heads out of everybody else’s asses, or lose it. All tyrants get killed eventually so they better wake up and smell the shit.

        • Jack October 3, 2021, 8:14 AM

          I agree but not entirely. The best and most rewarding action for dealing with any tyrants, including those who are working on their AA degree in the necessary qualities, is to haul them out of their homes and eradicate them there.

          Rules and regs, judiciously written, accepted and duly implemented, are fine but that human impulse to use politics and elected office to impose your iron fist upon the rights and privileges of others should be dealt with on the spot.

        • EX-Californian Pete October 3, 2021, 11:30 AM

          Ghost- there’s a gazillion graves full of people who said “they’ll never kill me.”
          And I bet 99% of them never saw it coming- a “broken brake line” on their car, a ricin-and DMSO-coated doorknob, “unintentional suicide”, “food poisoning”, house fire, “accidental drowning”, and the ever-popular “unknown causes.”
          Just ask anyone who has ever been even remotely associated with the Clintons-

          OOPS, sorry. You can’t- they’re all DEAD!

          And we know that a bullet travels 800-2100 MPH. Sound travels at 767 MPH. Not great mathematics if you’re a distant target, not to mention use of suppressors.

          And I hope they DON’T get ya, but my point is that Libtards are so lowlife and soulless that no form of killing is below their “standards.” Just ask any of the 60,000,000 murdered babies that Libs brag about killing!
          Oh, wait- you CAN’T. They’re dead!

          My creedo- hope and plan for all situations, but never say never.

          • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 12:38 PM

            “Back in June 2016, local ABC15 reporter Christopher Sign broke the news that former President Bill Clinton secretly met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. The meeting lasted for nearly half-an-hour inside of Lynch’s official government plane. ”

            He was found dead in June 2021. An apparent “suicide”. Like Epstein. Like Vince Foster. Like many on that “Clinton Body Count” list. Suicide these days sounds a lot like a pandemic.

            Watch your back. And your front. And your sides. And don’t commit suicide.

  • Dr. Jay October 3, 2021, 5:53 AM

    Given the Bee’s track record for predicting the future . . . I’m concerned.

  • Annie Rose October 3, 2021, 7:47 AM

    This woman like millions of other brainwashed fools believed the government/ media propaganda that the unvaxxed were clogging up hospitals. That’s why she tweeted her nonsense. In the next few months-3 years, we very likely will see vaxxed people dropping dead like we have never seen before, if the damage from the vax occur as predicted. We should pity these poor souls and their anguished loved ones who tried to warn them. I was at my local large hospital last week for a procedure. The halls were so empty that the guy driving me on the golf cart went full pedal to the medal through the corridors to the point that I had to hold on with both hands to keep from being thrown off the cart. We drove from one side of this large complex to the other and then down into the basement. There were 10 volunteers huddled together at the entrance to the hospital with nothing to do. People were forced into close proximity like cordwood in a waiting corral to get X-rays, blood draws—-and covid tests. There were about 25 of us. I stood well away down the corridor from them, for all the good it did me. Each time I was near the emergency room, there were no lines overflowing through the doors and strangely no caravan of ambulances dropping off the dying unvaxxed-no ambulances at all there or on the ambulance route they take in our large suburban area near Chicago. If there are long waits in ERs, it’s only because there aren’t enough staff due to last year’s heroes being forced out of their jobs by vax mandates.

  • EX-Californian Pete October 3, 2021, 10:46 AM

    Will Communists ever take over some parts of America?

    “Covid Concentration Camps” in Washington- https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-09-20-inslee-covid-concentration-camps-washington-state.html

    Newsom DEMANDS all school kids get vaxxed.–https://townhall.com/tipsheet/spencerbrown/2021/10/01/parents-outraged-after-newsom-institutes-unnecessary-vaccine-mandate-for-kids-n2596826

    Colorado County’s “emergency order” will CONTROL EVERYTHING–

    Got enough ammo on hand?
    Me neither- back to the reloading bench!

    • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 11:38 AM

      Certainly they will exert more control over parts of America, but mainly in those parts they already had power over, like California. Colorado will be tougher, as there are many folks there with guns. We’ll see how long that lasts. The county in question, Saguache, has a population of 6,368. Colorado has a population of 5,893,634. In other words, the “emergency order” covers a bit more than 1 percent of the total population.

      As for the entire West Coast of the US, the eastern parts of those states are more or less wall-to-wall populated with gun owners. Just as Illinois, though politically controlled by Chicago, is in the rest of the state populated by gun owners. If the communists wish to clamp down ever further on their large Democrat run cities, well, let them. Just adds more fuel to the fire. They would never and could never pull their crap in states like Oklahoma.

      “Got enough ammo?” Silly question. The answer always is, “No.”

      • Mike Austin October 3, 2021, 11:42 AM

        Oops. Saguache is a bit more than .1 percent, not 1 percent, of Colorado’s total population. In other words, around 1 person out of 1000 is affected. I’ll take those odds.

      • EX-Californian Pete October 3, 2021, 2:02 PM

        Old saying- “Even too much ammo is still NOT ENOUGH!”

        And for me, the same applies to brass, powder, primers, wads, and bulk lead.

  • Dirk October 4, 2021, 8:51 AM

    It is with regret that I acknowledge with the theft of the presidential election these United States are now a communist nation. Not saying We the People, but our elected officials. Left right, their is zero difference after one is elected, their goal is simple, money money money.

    • Vanderleun October 4, 2021, 9:54 AM

      I’d say their goal is power, power, power.

      • Dirk October 4, 2021, 11:31 AM

        GV, works for me!

        I stand corrected.


  • Dirk October 4, 2021, 12:01 PM

    Ricky Nelson just popped up. I was able to sing along every word! Unusual for me. A simple time in my life. While I don’t think they were garden parties, they were parties.

    I ask myself at 65 why did every party require at least one Kegger of ice-cold Coors or Bud? Was it the beer that defined the party,

    Or was it the people around the kegger, who defined the party? Was it the music that made the event a party?

    Not having a girlfriend due to unrealistic expensive tastes of the young girl I was madly in love with.

    So we worked out a solution, She simply “carpooled” to the parties with me. That way I wasn’t Responsible for her deep pockets Tastes. She was the best, she was always a willing party to the sexual tension and relief of this minor, in bed. God, she worked hard to educate me my soul!

    She was as deeply interested in exploring life’s wonders as I was. She my friends,,,,, was a very very naughty girl. And I loved it. Stunning gorgeous. We married for seven years.

    Time,,,, people change, we made a terrible husband and wife. A great post-teen team, we learned about love together. And then we learned how to utterly tear each other’s heart out, stomp on em.

    There is no pain like pain,,, from matters of the heart!

    38 /40 years ago, I married her best friend, looking across the room at my girl right now.

    So my question to me and you all is this,,,,,,, Was life as simple as I remember it, or is my old self lying, wishing the “simple” part was true.

    I’ll find those answers in the next 65 years!


    • Mike Austin October 5, 2021, 2:32 AM

      “A great post-teen team, we learned about love together. And then we learned how to utterly tear each other’s heart out…”

      One follows the other. I learned this as well. A man who has yet to understand this has yet to understand love. When a man falls in love, he is giving his lover permission to kill him if she so desires. He is giving his lover a power over him that his greatest enemy could never acquire.

      “There is no pain like pain,,, from matters of the heart!”

      Very true. Physical pain, no matter how long the suffering, cannot again be conjured up in remembrance. But emotional pain, say, like adultery? It never quite goes away.

      “Was life as simple as I remember it?”

      Yes. Complexities in life come only with age and responsibility. This fact makes all that nonsense about “teenage angst” pure girlish nonsense. The complexities also bring a greater understanding, a greater appreciation, a greater ability to love. These define a man.

      Now at 68, I often laugh or shudder at my younger self. Some things in which I was involved are truly frightening. But I have no regrets, no guilt, not even any hard feelings.

  • Casey Klahn October 4, 2021, 9:32 PM

    Reader board at The General Store, in the city: We Have Ammunition!
    I chamber nothing that NATO chambers, except 12 Gauge.