First, a hyperlink to the latest info: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/10/us/nevada-rancher-rangers-cattle-showdown/
Okay, I figure Bundy is in the wrong for not paying taxes and fees. Shoot me if you want. But damn! Why didn't the Feds just freeze his bank account(s) or utilize some other nonconfrontational method to resolve this. Hitting someone in the pocketbook will get their attention PDQ. Sending in the BLM troops is BS, why couldn't it have been handled in a more low key manner? As a taxpayer I'd really like some answers, especially since it appears someone will be killed before this is all over.
If the end goal is to instill fear of resisting the government, it appears to be backfiring. This guy is becoming a hero and plenty of folk are sticking up for him.
For some reason I'm reminded of John Peter Zenger . A few accounts of him portray a nut who was perpetually at odds with the local government. But his case laid the foundation for the freedom of the press we enjoy in this nation. So when all is said and done, personality doesn't always count too much.
Unfortunately I don't see a nonviolent end to this present confrontation. Buckle your seat belts folks, our nation as we knew it is dead and it'll be a wild ride before all the dust settles.
God's will be done, may He have mercy on us all.
UPDATE: Evidently the Feds have blinked and are backing down before anyone got hurt: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/62385
Thanks be to God.
Friday, April 11, 2014
First, a hyperlink to the latest info: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/10/us/nevada-rancher-rangers-cattle-showdown/
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
This is just off the charts stupid: http://freebeacon.com/issues/holder-we-want-to-explore-gun-tracking-bracelets/
It's scary too.
Full disclosure time: I actually think some time should be spent on a national debate regarding gun control. There, I said it. Now grab the pitchforks and torches, I'll be waiting.
However in my own defense I'd like to add that several years ago I gave up advocating for any exploration into the merits of gun control. This was because there is no possibility of finding common ground between the wingnuts driving the issue. On the left there are fools who faint if a six year old points a finger at someone and yells "BANG!" while on the right the counterparts of those fools thinks it's perfectly okey-dokey to have your very own ICBM in the back yard.
When I gave up advocating for a discussion I went to the "own the ICBM" party. At least they aren't trying to take anything away from anyone!
So about those bracelets.
Hey, we're proven geniuses at demonizing whoever might be out of favor at the moment. Look at cigarette smoking, it's gone from being considered unhealthy to downright evil & immoral. "Back in the day" having a good smoke was considered relaxing. Even Rudyard Kipling thought more highly of his cigars than a woman: http://www.bartleby.com/364/31.html . Now you half expect the smell of fire and brimstone when someone indulges in a still highly legal activity.
Back to the main topic.
I don't want to be tracked via a bracelet or any other device. I don't want the government to know whenever I might squeeze off a few rounds. I want the government out of my life, period.
Ya know how the German Nazis knew with unerring efficiency who was Jewish? They had highly detailed census data to rely upon. Census data taken in 1934 with the full compliance of a docile population. Check it out if you don't believe me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_and_the_Holocaust
So yeah, giving the government any more information about me or my actions is scary. In plain unadorned English: FUCK 'EM!!! ( so much for my resolution to clean up the trash talk )
Thanks for listening, God's will be done.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
On a fairly routine basis I'll walk my dog at night about 9-10 o'clock up at the local community park. It's always fairly deserted, theres a parking lot centered amongst some ball fields and picnic tables, walking the perimeter of that lot is what I'll do because it's decently lit up. Everything else is pitch black except the access road and a back road by the maintenance shed.
For the past several times I'll be walking and suddenly from in back of the ball fields will come the sound of three or four voices howling, imitating a dog. It makes me think there are some high schoolers just redassing an old man and his dog. God loves the stupid.
But it's happened no matter how nasty the weather (when I go at night I try not to pay that any mind, my dog needs the darned exercise). It goes on throughout the week and the weekends. So I have to wonder just whats they're doing back there thats so attractive? I walk those areas during the day, it's just open fields bordered by trees. Nothing back there and I've never found traces of anything to indicate any shenanigans going on, e.g. no used condoms, empty booze bottles, needles, etc.
What further piques my interest is that two weeks ago after listening to the "canine chorus" wear itself out, I shouted that they sounded like their mother when she performed oral sex on me. There was no immediate response BUT about ten minutes later as I rounded the maintenance shed one of our local cop cars pulled up on the access road and shined their headlights on me. I just kept walking, hands in plain sight, waiting to see what panned out. Nothing did. After about a minute the police just pulled out, almost as if they'd recognized me and knew I was not a thief or mischief maker that they may have received a call on.
So for about two weeks I adjust my route to stay out of the park. I figured someone might up the ante in whatever stinking game this is and I didn't want to play. It isn't so much for my own benefit, we live in the sort of town that extreme violence against an oldster would bring down the roof on whoever might be suspect. It isn't like some cities where there are clearly defined areas you don't go unless you plan on breaking the law. So I wouldn't worry about any attacks on myself.
But our dog is the kid's best friend (the wife's too!). I don't want to be in the position of explaining how "Mack" go hurt by a rock thrown at me.
But theres more to this story.
A week ago I went on my new route, walking in the vicinity of the park access road. At that time "Mack" kept yanking the leash towards the park. Figuring something had her attention I began wandering over the fields near the access road. Soon I spied five figures highlighted against the lights on that road heading up to the park. My hearing is bad but even so it was strange I heard no sound at all from them. They quietly went up the road, onto the parking lot and disappeared into the fields. I should mention they also had a fair sized dog with them.
I trailed along, just watching and staying back in the dark where no one could see me. Once they headed into the fields I went to the other side of the park and wandered over the field there.
Right now I'll admit I'm paranoid. If I told you why it would take about an hour or so but at the end you'd probably agree I've got some reasons for it. Part of this paranoia involves posing future scenarios of mischief and mayhem against myself and figuring out what my response should be. As regards this community park, there have been several occasions when I've called 911 about various events I'd witnessed. I'm known to the local cops, several have expressed gratitude for an extra pair of eyes they can depend on.
So anyway, I figure if I'm known to the cops I'm known to other members of the local populace. Maybe they'd like me to permanently alter my route and would use "persuasion" towards that end.
The scenario that plays out in my mind goes thusly; How do you put some pressure on a big fat old man with a dog? Well first you take out the dog, then you have enough muscle to neutralize the old man. What's one way to take out a dog? How about a bigger dog?
Now you know why the five gents with the dog got my attention.
The upshot of that incident was a minivan entered the park shortly afterwards, went to the area of the parking lot adjacent to the field the five figures had disappeared into, and were met by two who came out. They spent enough time conversing with the driver that I wondered if a drug deal might be going down so I once again called 911 with my suspicions.
A unit was dispatched, entered the park and stopped the minivan as they were trying to drive off. A brief conversation took place, the minivan took off and I came out of my darkened little field to chat with the cop. He informed it was a couple picking up some kids, thanked me for my concerns, stated he recognized me and that often a call like mine had a different outcome, i.e. someone would get busted.
Okey-dokey. I left the park right after that. Did I mention three men and a dog were still unaccounted for and I wasn't taking chances that someone had successfully buffaloed a cop?
So tonight, one week later, I go to the park with Mack. We get about a quarter of the way into our standard routine when the howling begins again. Whoop-dee-dew.
I don't shout anything out, I figure I'll just walk on as I normally do and when I'm in the general area where the howling came from I'll play things by ear. It was different this time, much shorter in duration than before, almost as if someone was letting me know they were there and what did I plan to do? Kind of baiting me on maybe?
Several yards into my trek, Mack balks. She digs her feet in, looks at me with a "Fat man, I ain't gonna play!" expression. Since a dog can sense things I can't, I figure a bit of discretion is in order and we turn around and go home. Maybe it's just paranoia and some kids were just redassing an old man. Maybe it wasn't.
So we got home and I told the wife about it. She suggests going into the police station tomorrow and speaking to one of our city's finest. After all this has gone on for some time no matter what the weather is like, theres some damned thing going on back in the darkened fields and you can bet it isn't a church social. The cops should know about anything strange, even if it's legal. Sounds good.
But I'll admit, I'm tempted to don my charcoal gray hoodie and take a round about route I know to that area. I'd blend in nicely with the darkened foliage, I don't make much noise when I'm quiet and I really want to know just what is going on.
I might be old, given half a chance I'm still as stupid as I was forty years ago.
So instead of acting on that stupidity I'll just write it out on this blog and go talk to the local cops in the next day or so.
Thanks for listening.
Monday, March 03, 2014
So now the ante is being upped on gay 'rights": http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/disney-cuts-ties-boy-scouts-anti-gay
I'm sure Walt Disney is spinning in his grave.
I've said all along that this topic of publicly welcoming gay kids into the Scouts was a ploy, nobody checks your sexual orientation at the door of a BSA function. It just doesn't happen.
But the gay gestapo raised a fuss, the BSA fell for it by publicly addressing a nonexistent problem, now the organization will be pressured to further accommodate the advocates of sodomy. The controversy will continue until all opposition to the gay "lifestyle" is eliminated and the general public learns to sing "Gay Is Okay" at the top of their lungs.
So if a gay man can safely be left in the company of young boys why can't a heterosexual man lead a bunch of Girl Scouts?
Maybe that's next on the radar of the cultural elite, I don't know. I'm glad my sons will NOT be joining the Scouts. Call me a bigot, I'm not going to defend my views because no "true believer" would ever accept anything short of complete capitulation from someone of my sort. So why bother? But my kids will not be left in the company of anybody I don't trust completely, that includes gays, straights and those who aren't too sure.
God's will be done, may He have mercy upon us all.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
So now we're seeing advances in the area of gay "marriage" in Arizona the governor vetoed a bill allowing business' to refuse service on the grounds of religious beliefs. In Texas a judge has ruled against the state ban on gay nuptials. The beat goes on.
At the same time a lot of glee is expressed by pro life advocates on the victories won against abortion. As an example; "Cookiecott" seems to be having it's desired effect of forcing the GSA to notice widespread disapproval regarding their selection of role models (e.g. Wendy Davis, Kathleen Sebellius) for young girls.
I think the elation is premature, more on that later.
IMO too much attention was focused over the past few decades on "Roe v. Wade" and it's fallout. More energy should have been devoted to combating other aspects of our cultural suicide and yep, that's what I classify acceptance of gay marriage as. In all honesty nobody could have guaranteed this would happen, just a few years ago the chance of gay marriage advancing in the courts was widely pooh-poohed and it seemed valid. At the time only a few states were leaning towards legalization of homosexual unions with no indications things might change. Boy, were we wrong on that!
We're now seeing a collapse of resistance to that legalization. This will continue as more lawsuits against supposed homophobia continue to surface. Resistance will be weakened because of the onus of bigotry and hate. Let's face it, a lot of families have homosexual members and it's more acceptable to come out of the closet on that score than to admit to killing an unborn child. After all as Dean Martin used to sing, "Everybody loves somebody sometime." Who could reasonably dictate "love" and how it can be expressed? Take a stand against abortion and you can quite often reasonably claim to be speaking for defenseless babies. Take a stand against gay marriage and you're associated with the fools who stood against interracial marriage. Oh you hater, you!
But the full consequences of this acceptance are either downplayed or denied. As an example, how many otherwise traditionally minded Christians realize that when they push for acceptance of gay marriage they'll likely find their children encouraged in "exploring" that "lifestyle"? This is already happening in Massachusetts where parents find their kids are taught by the school systems it's perfectly okay that Tommy had two daddies and the princess will find the right girl for herself. The justification by the teachers involved has been "well it's legal so theres nothing wrong with teaching this" How do you answer that one? How do you say on one hand "Gay ain't my thing but let's live and let live." followed by "I don't want my kids encouraged in this."? You don't. It's a package deal. When you approve of something for someone else, even if you find it personally revolting, you're saying you'll be fine with it being taught to your kids.
Perhaps when someone now states they feel everyone should be allowed to love whomever they want, the pertinent question may be, "So do you say getting your fudge packed is alright and are ready to condone your kids doing it?" Sorry if that comes across as a bit vulgar. Sometimes vulgarity may be needed.
Because it's all well and good to advocate love and affection but perhaps some time should be spent on the mechanics of it. IMO Sam Kinison very adequately described it during his comedy routines.
Let's face it, theres a disconnect somewhere in an evening of wine and roses followed by having to change the sheets because of fecal leakage. "Who sleeps in the wet spot?" becomes just a bit more odious of a question.
All of that being said, what can we expect for the days to come? I believe we'll see a growing acceptance of homosexuality with a corresponding condemnation of those opposing it. As I've written in other posts, it will soon be insufficient to quietly acquiesce to this "lifestyle". All too soon only open advocacy will earn you points.
As part and parcel of this we can expect a resurgence in the acceptance of abortion. Support for both homosexuality and killing your kids seem to go hand in hand. The repugnance currently expressed towards slaughtering unborn humans will subside. Let's face it, as the conscience becomes numb in one area that insensitivity carries over to others.
Pressure will mount for religious denominations to support gay marriage. We can expect a fair amount of spineless behavior in the name of "tolerance" to happen in all houses of worship. I've no doubt a fair amount of Catholics will cave in on this topic. We'll find out who wants to "play church" as opposed who wants to be in the Church.
All too soon it will become a choice of either serving the prince of this world or the One of the next. Those remaining steadfast and true to their beliefs will find "white martyrdom" in the form of government harassment. Look for involvement by the IRS, child protective agencies (for those of us with children), and various others as the push for "equality" becomes stronger.
Where does it all end? I don't know and I feel it doesn't matter because all possible outcomes are equally bad. But I've my own three children to care for, teach and raise according to what is right, not convenient. I pray every day for them. That sounds like hooey but it's the truth.
May God's will be done and may He have mercy on us all.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Here's the latest on the FCC monitoring what comes from the newsrooms of the MSM: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/198799-fcc-no-intention-of-regulating-journalism
Basically they're telling the world, "Trust me". That reminds me of an old joke; "How does someone from New York City tell you to get screwed?"
The answer is "Trust me."
I can believe no one has evil intent in regards to this, but then who gets up in the morning, stretches his arms out and shouts, "What a wonderful day! It's time to perpetrate evil in any way possible!"
Hey, even Hitler thought he was justified for his actions. So did Stalin. So did Mao. The list goes on
This week the FCC will be content with peeking over the shoulders of newsroom workers. In the future whats to prevent them from "suggesting" what stories to cover and in what manner?
Did we forget the lessons taught by the trial of John Peter Zenger? Ae we so far down the road to perdition we completely disregard such things?
UPDATE: Evidently the cockroaches are scurrying out of the light: http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/02/fcc-backs-off-newsroom-study-183772.html
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
So now the FCC may be monitoring how the MSM does their job: http://www.redstate.com/diary/matthewclark/2014/02/18/obama-administration-putting-government-monitors-newsrooms/
Maybe they haven't bowed deeply enough to The One.
Stand by folks, it's getting worse. No, it won't matter who sits in the Oval Office come Jan. 16, 2017. My money still says there will be a "crisis" of some sort resulting in the imposition of martial law, a lockdown of our nation and 1984, here we come!
But I could be wrong, Madame Hillary could be elected and safely assume office, it won't matter though. The deals have been made, the die is cast and we are screwed. If I have the misfortune to be right the only thing saving us will be a successful counter revolution (Holy God in Heaven, am I REALLY saying this?). Don't bet on a counter revolution, don't bet on success. We can only go out like men. No retreat and no surrender once the battles begin.
May God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.