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Monday, June 29, 2020

What's Really Happening

Yes, this is an election year.

Yes, the video below is produced by the GOP.

Yes, the video below has political overtones.


The above two statements do not negate the truths presented in the video below:

Related reading and a must-see: The Ongoing Cultural Purge.

Now, how do WE THE PEOPLE save our republic and the heritage of our republic?

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Musical Interlude

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Enjoy the tranquility of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy:

Have a restful weekend.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Behavioral Priming

(with a hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

Have WE THE PEOPLE been bamboozled

"Science" has made Americans cower in their homes, skip routine medical appointments, wear suffocating masks, hold classes and book club discussions on Zoom or other online platform relying on pixels so as to see another human being's face, lose all sorts of day-to-day gregarious activities which make life worth living, cancel church services, suffer even more isolation in their Golden Years, require appointments for something as simple as getting new eyeglasses, accept an unacceptable "new normal" — and much more.

Is all of the above really necessary to ensure our good health, our very survival?  Or is a wicked experiment being conducted?

From What if we’ve all been primed?:
We’re all in this together. Stay home. Stay safe. We’ll get through this. It’s our new normal.

These words have been repeated so many times, you’d think they’re used for selling the latest superfood.

They’re not selling a superfood, but is it possible they’re trying to sell us something?


What if the phrases we’ve constantly heard have shaped the way we think about our actions, the way we judge others’ actions, and the way we might accept life in the future, if it becomes different from what we’ve experienced in the past?

What if there are motivations behind all of this that aren’t pure?...
Read it all HERE.

A while back, my friend Ed Bonderenka posted this comment to a different thread here at this blog:
There is an acceptance of the abuses to our sovereignty because of fear.

People wearing masks while driving, walking alone.

It's either virtue signalling or fear
Or, I add now, these behaviors are the result of behavioral priming.  Deliberate behavioral priming with the ultimate goal of what, exactly?  The noble goal of saving lives — as we've been told over and over?

Your thoughts?

Additional reading: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from coronavirus hotspot states. Brief excerpt:
Travelers arriving to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from regions with spiking Covid-19 infections rates will be subject to a 14-day quarantine, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday. As of Wednesday, the states that are above that level are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, Texas, he said.
Read the rest HERE.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Recommended Reading

See The Narratives of Madness by Greg Gutfeld.

Excerpt (emphases mine):
...[T]he trigger for a repeat performance presents itself daily. And once it’s pulled, such pandemonium will erupt again. All it takes is another video, or a not-guilty verdict for one of those cops, or even a Trump win in November. Because we’ve sanctioned the behavior of the mob, it’s inevitable.

There are 10 million arrests every year. And out of that, roughly 1,000 people are fatally shot by police. Most of the dead are white. But it doesn’t matter. One video with a racial difference and this will kick off again.

Which is why we don’t do something, we are doomed.

We are stuck in a repeat cycle, where the media selects the story offered up by the enraged and amplifies it even more. They ignore one crime but embrace another – to fulfill a narrative.

Mind you, this isn't "woe is me." It's "woe is us." All of us.

My only solution?...
Read the entire essay HERE.

Do you agree with Mr. Gutfeld's assessment?

Do you think that his solution is likely or viable?

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Simpler, Happier Times

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Take a step back in time for a few moments and enjoy the time that celebrated family, friends and good times. As the video progresses, note all the happy dads.

There will never be an adequate substitute for the nuclear family — the wonderful family life that good dads made possible.

Happy Father's Day Weekend!

Thursday, June 18, 2020


I'd rather be citing a source other than Eric Snowden. On the other hand, he may know exactly what he's talking about (posted at YouTube on April 14, 2020):

Your thoughts on what is stated in the above video?

Monday, June 15, 2020

Welcome To CHAZ!

A new nation called Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) has been established in Seattle, Washington. Jenny Durkan, the mayor of Seattle, has declared them patriots and anticipates a possible summer of love.

Or something....

Related reading: THE DEMANDS OF THE COLLECTIVE BLACK VOICES AT FREE CAPITOL HILL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON. Meet these demands, and usher in the new utopia. Or something....

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Remember When?

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A little something for Father's Day Weekend for those of us of a certain age (or older or younger)....

When America — and the world — was a different place:

Have a good weekend.

Dad, I miss you.

Dad (1911-1998), circa 1930

Dad, left, in 1975

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Lies, Lies Everywhere

Please read both links before commenting!

Here is one recent example:

NY Times report on George Bush not voting for Trump is ‘made up’: spokesman.

Here is another:

Jumping to conclusions about police killings.

Now, time for an antidote to the lies to which we are all being subjected these days. Even if you don't like Tucker Carlson, please watch the June 9, 2020 video below and consider what he says:

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Suffer Your Privilege!

Thus saith Lisa Bender, the president of the Minneapolis City Council:

So, the very concepts of personal safety and private property are to be abrogated? Really? Really?

And then there's this, a must-read because there is more information included besides what the title indicates...It’s come to this: Guilty whites, including cops, kneel, wash feet of black community leaders.

Apparently, nothing is enough now.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Recommended Reading

See The media will never understand the riots as long as they insist on calling them ‘protests' by Benny Huang at Liberty Unyielding (June 5, 2020). Excerpt:
As America presses through its second week of smoldering rage, the media continue to prove their abject uselessness. Round-the-clock coverage of our national mayhem has illuminated nothing and hidden quite a bit beneath hours of pointless chatter.

Journalists have gotten the story wrong since the moment a police officer killed George Floyd because journalists don’t understand it any better than we commoners — and perhaps worse than we commoners. Their Pavlovian conditioning simply won’t allow them to process what’s happening before their own eyes. Whereas normal people see rioting, looting, and mayhem, journalists see dispossessed people protesting peacefully. If the American Psychiatric Association hasn’t yet documented this inability to engage with reality in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it should really get on that posthaste....
Read the rest HERE.

The balkanization of America continues apace — with the mainstream media fueling the fire and pouring gasoline on it.

In the meantime, what else newsworthy is happening? Hmmmmmm?

Saturday, June 6, 2020

In Honor Of Dean Martin

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Dean Martin (June 7, 1917-December 25, 1995), aka "The King of Cool," was born 103 years ago on June 7, 2020, in Steubenville, Ohio.

Once no longer part of Martin & Lewis, he specialized in exuding an aura of nonchalance.

A few of his signature songs....

This tune debuted in the 1953 film The Caddy, when Martin & Lewis was still a comedy duo:

The tune that knocked the Beatles from the #1 spot at Billboard on August 15, 1964:

Having fun on his weekly variety show (1965-1974), which aired every Thursday evening:

Dean Martin typically performed one serious ballad on his weekly show:

The world we had then was a simpler place and a simpler time. That world seems far away now.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Quite The Contrast

And another from Comically Incorrect:

Meanwhile, the movement to defund the police appears to be gaining momentum.

Are you as fed up as I am with all this fomenting of anarchy?

How much more can our republic withstand?

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Anarchy's Harvest Of Grief

(hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance)

Heart-breaking!  I'm a tough old broad, but this one made me cry:
Article (dated June 1, 2020): Iowa woman fatally shot while leaving George Floyd protest. Excerpt:
...Italia Marie Kelly was leaving the protest with a friend around midnight Sunday when she was struck from the back by a bullet and collapsed near a local Walmart, according to her aunt.

Police said she was pronounced dead at a local hospital.


Kelly had decided to leave the demonstrations when it became unruly, her aunt said....
Read the rest HERE.

Are CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, et al, carrying this story?

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Dangerous And Destructive Forces

Chaziel Sunz, former Black Lives Matter Ferguson organizer, offered some observations, albeit in 2017 (hat tip to Infidel Bloggers Alliance):

On June 1, 2020, Tucker Carlson delivered a thought-provoking monologue which, in my view, is mandatory viewing — regardless of how you may feel about Tucker Carlson:

Monday, June 1, 2020

Blighting Our Cities

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The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police Officer (and psycho?) Derek Chavin while three other police officers stood by should sadden and outrage any human being with a conscience.

So should what's been happening in United States cities in the days and nights following the murder sadden and outrage us: violence, vehicles set on fire, stores looted.

I well remember the consequences of the 1968 riots in Washington, D.C.  An entire section of downtown Washington remained a blight for years upon years:
The property loss caused by the riots was extensive and included damage to 1,199 buildings, including 283 residential and 1,590 commercial units. Losses to at least partially insured properties in the concentrated area of looting and destruction were estimated at $25 million. Insurance covered only 29% of the total loss suffered by these businesses. As a result of the riot damage, an estimated 2,900 insurance policies were cancelled and 500 businesses suffered inflated insurance rates. The Board of Trade estimated a loss of $40 million in tourist trade during April and May including those due to the cancellation of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

The riots devastated Washington's inner city economy. With the destruction or closing of businesses, thousands of jobs were lost, and insurance rates soared. Made uneasy by the violence, white flight from the city accelerated, depressing property values. Crime in the burned out neighborhoods rose sharply, further discouraging investment.

On some blocks, only rubble remained for decades. Columbia Heights and the U Street Corridor did not begin to recover economically until the opening of metro (subway) stations at U Street in 1991 and Columbia Heights stations in 1999, which in turn assisted the areas' gentrification in the 2010s.
The same will happen to these cities being ravaged today.

The destruction of property is no way to grieve — and serves only to perpetuate a particular racial stereotype, thus setting back race relations for years to come.

I weep for our republic and can barely watch the news during these terrible days.