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The American’s Creed

I found the following in The National Pulse archive. I want to insure against it disappearing altogether, therefore add it to my own archives. I find it pertinent on several counts, chief among them being that it is what we would today consider to summarize “conservative values”, yet is attributed to what in 1952 was penned by “a liberal commentator”. How far we have fallen.   “An American’s Creed” – 163 Words to Remind Us What it Means to be A Unkept Citizen. In the 1950s, a liberal commentator who had a number of aborted runs for public office wrote some of the most important words in modern American political discourse. Words that should have an impact as we evaluate […]

California continues to impress

Every time I think the state government cannot come up with anything more stupid, they lower the bar once more. Enough of the 39 million people officially listed as residents go along with each and every cockamamie scheme that the government apparently feels licensed to go even lower … time after time. Today I refer to their new reparations bill… introduced by the completely unbiased Reparations Task Force pictured on the right. They have not yet sorted out what percentage of dark African genetics you must have, but I am certain that no white African blood will set you up with the special handouts from one of the brokest states in the union. Forty or so years ago I […]

Fasting Day 28

I managed another day on my somewhat long-term fast. Yep, still have eaten nothing this month or this year. While I personally know nobody else who has deliberately missed more than two meals in a single day, in the world of fasting proponents, students, clinicians, and counselors, 28 days is merely medium. I started off this year with a 20 day target; exceeding my personal best of 11 by almost double. As I mentioned in prior posts, spending plenty of time with high levels of human growth hormone running through my system which itself is in a powerful healing state of autophagy was the primary point of this deprivation. Unfortunately, by Day 20, the healing battles were still raging […]

If it all goes wrong, with whom will the police side?

I read this article republished on The American Thinker website. It was thoughtful, insightful and thought-provoking. I also agreed with it as I read along. Then I came to the comments section and found that I agreed with many of them, even those who disagreed with the article’s author, Mike McDaniel. It depends a lot on your experience with the police agencies in your area. I have experienced both good and bad, from inside and out. I suspect those in my current area of operation would be as Mike describes. I recommend both the article and the comments. You might choose to read it at The American Thinker, but I include it all here if you want to stay put. […]

December 21st is the Winter Solstice

It is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The South Pole is leaning as far towards the sun as it will until this time next year. I have been looking forward to the end of the shorter-and-shorter days cycle and beginning of the longer-and-longer days – I have a warm relationship with our sun. 😉 Our Winter Solstice is also considered officially as the first day of northern winter. Even though the days will now start getting longer, the cooling of our portion of the Earth’s surface has just begun. Typically the snowfalls increase for the next couple of months. I am a bit less enthusiastic about that as I have already plowed, scraped and […]

Was the grasshopper correct?

I have lived ant’s part in the fable of the ant and the grasshopper while over thirty years ago my ex roommate, best friend, and one who cared deeply about my well-being advised wholeheartedly that I would be much happier and better off if I quit even thinking about The Deep State and ugly side of the world around us. That is over 11,000 days he spent power boating, traveling, watching pro sports with friends, believing in an honorable media, living in a pleasant, unconcerned leisure class while I kept my nose to the grindstone, squirreled my nuts away, researching, working, and railing against the evil elites. As my, our enemies come down home stretch on their nefarious Agenda […]

the march of the gender benders

My youth was in the transitional era of strong men creating good times. We are in the sad times of weak men creating hard times. Considerate people of my generation are quite glad we lived in the culture of our youth and early adulthood – and most of us are glad we don’t have to suffer through the last phases of the transition to hard times. That certainly does not mean we are not resisting as best we can, just that we recognize it is up to a whole lot more than anything aware individuals can change or prevent. The most ridiculous part of all this is that the weak men and surrounding culture do a happy dance on […]

Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance: What Passes for Education Today

I receive regular essays and notifications from The Rutherford Institute. Today’s is so spot-on that I cannot resist sharing it with you intact. Their work is always excellent. This is just one example. Visit their website. Subscribe to their announcements and news for free. They are clearly dedicated to getting the word out … against our oppressors. – Ted     Indoctrination, Intimidation & Intolerance: What Passes for Education Today By John & Nisha Whitehead August 08, 2023   “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes This is what it […]

The River People

I grew up in Sonoma County near the Santa Rosa Creek that I saw punish people for moving into nice new subdivision homes within its 20-year flood plane. Those who developed these housing tracts on cheap, easy-to-build-on flat land were long gone along with their profits well before the flood waters arrived. Newcomers bought into those neighborhoods during the months and years of non-flooding seeing nothing suspicious in hundreds of homes with nice roads, sidewalks, yards, parks and schools. Not far downstream that creek joined The Russian River whose floods were much more impressive as well as far more frequent. In these areas, EVERYBODY KNEW about the annual flooding and moved in with their eyes open. Cute little vacation […]

Sunday morning rides … 2023

While my last post was about a long-ago Sunday morning ride, the tradition lives on … for fifty years or more. As far as days of the regular week go, Sunday is a good one for sharing worshiping the blends of man, machine and roads that sport bikes or touring-sport bikes meld into a cosmic beauty that only the bikers can understand. Recollecting a rather famous one from the 1970 Northern California somehow triggered finding an ongoing one in my neck of the woods in the here and now. I joined my first Sunday Morning Breakfast Club (SMBC) ride on July 29th. It was EVERYTHING I HOPED FOR… and more. I rode quite a bit farther downstream to the starting […]

The Sunday Morning Ride

I woke up quite early that Sunday as was normal for me. I considered quietly creeping around my sister’s house until she got up around 11, which was normal for her. The drive from Palo Alto to Santa Rosa would change from mundane to ugly by mid-day were I to delay my departure. Instead I unzipped and opened the driver’s side of my tonneau cover, tossed my bag into The Speedster and headed out before the traffic woke up. As I crossed the Golden Gate Bridge on this glorious summer morning I decided to enjoy Highway 1 instead of plodding along the northbound freeway. With the crack-of-dawn absence of traffic, the windy coastal road would add no time, but tremendous […]

pedophilia, human trafficking horribly widespread

I meant to change the subject for today, but had a lot of links, articles and bits to share on the subject. Here, as well as my recent two posts, I will keep it out of the gross zone. Even this cursory view is awful, but the totality is awfuller. The good news is that, thanks to The Sound of Freedom and other efforts, there is some public awareness building, and with that some hope for reducing the scourge. alter of the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta While human slavery and trafficking in slaves is many centuries old the modern power brokers have raised the volume and sadism to what I suspect are new heights. Hopefully public awareness can shrink […]

The Sound of Freedom – well worth seeing

Today was my first time in a movie theater since watching Avatar in 3-D 14 years ago… and that one was probably my first in another decade or more. Suffice to say, I am not much of a theater-goer. But this one was well worth it. I am glad we went, in every way I had hoped for. The movie itself was exciting, touching and massively relevant. Can I recommend it any higher than I did yesterday? GO I am rather obviously not alone in my recommendation. Check out the numbers shown below that it is earning from a public who is being told by The Establishment either bald-faced lies, nothing at all about it, and/or to stay away. – […]

The Sound of Freedom

Today we make one of our rare treks to Missoula specifically to see a movie … well, that and to lend our support to this anti-hollywood-establishment movie that is breaking attendance records. The Sound of Freedom is on track to break $100,000,000, yes a hundred million dollars in box office receipts tomorrow. Disney studios and others kept this production in a dark closet for five years after it was completed. Angel Studios captured the rights to it, and came up with an unusual crowd-funded distribution system that is currently succeeding phenomenally. Angel Studios selected Independence Day for its public release. Hollyweird opened their potentially giant Raiders of the Lost Ark to head it off that same day. Instead of […]