2020 Campaign, Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments kadaka Nov 11 2019 at 12:12 am Sunday was the USMC birthday. Go Jarheads! Monday is federal Thank The Commie Infiltrators Day. Go Bernie! Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman Nov 11 2019 at 1:15 am Semper Fi, gyrenes! kadaka Nov 11 2019 at 6:07 am Please ignore 2nd part, my mistake. Happy Veterans Day! Thank you, Mom and Dad. Swansonic Nov 11 2019 at 12:13 am He is THE Matador. The rest are merely doormats….. Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman Nov 11 2019 at 1:08 am TORO! TORO! TORO! (hehehe) Toxic Deplorable Racist B Woodman Nov 11 2019 at 1:14 am I remember going to a Spanish bullfight once, in Madrid (late 70s-early 80s, stationed at Merrill Barracks, Neurnberg). IIRC, the matadors did NOT wave a red cape. The cape was PINK on one side, and YELLOW on the other. But, whatever works for President Trump, I ain’t gonna tell him he’s wrong. nonncom Nov 11 2019 at 9:23 am I once ate at a restaurant in Spain where they served a specialty interpreted in English as “The testicles of the loser”, and they were huge…..next time I went back they were not so huge…..the waiter explained that “the bull does not always lose”…. Kafiroon Nov 11 2019 at 12:26 am No wonder Spreading Bull (no Indian blood) reacts so strongly to President Trunp. cz93x62 Nov 11 2019 at 12:49 am Pres. Trump illustrates DAILY that most of The Swamp is worthless, superfluous, and cannot get out of its own way. Small wonder that pols from across the spectrum despise him–he has called their sick, weak little game–and they don’t like it. Pamela Nov 11 2019 at 1:42 am So is the reason they are charging at Trump is because they are already steers or that they want to be? Punta Gorda Nov 11 2019 at 5:20 am Geldings one and all. Bill G Nov 11 2019 at 6:33 am Odd; I’d have said he’s the only real bull in the ring. The rest, regardless of DNA, are just wannabes. Halley Nov 11 2019 at 7:15 am Trying to avert your(D) upcoming indictment by attacking the president with certifiable nonsense always seemed like a lame strategy to me. Their(D) inevitable next step is violence, so lame is preferable. TOXIC DASTARDLY DAN Nov 11 2019 at 7:29 am “Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.” ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation kadaka Nov 11 2019 at 7:52 am Maxim 27: Don’t be afraid to be the first to resort to violence. Maxim 6: If violence wasn’t your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it. PaulS Nov 11 2019 at 9:16 am That’s because the incompetent are no good at violence, and they know how it will end. I’m not violent by nature, but Nature is! nonncom Nov 11 2019 at 9:27 am Or, as demonstrated in “Indiana Jones” shooting of the big guy with the sword, the most expedient end to a means…. nonncom Nov 11 2019 at 9:28 am Means to an end….sorry….it is Monday…. John D. Egbert Nov 11 2019 at 11:37 am Works both ways . . . Old Codger Nov 11 2019 at 10:27 am Sage wisdom from the website of my favorite Dutchman (He’s beyond the Left’s barba now. May he rest in peace) Herschel’s Dictum “There aren’t too many human interaction problems that can’t be fixed with a .45 ACP 230-grain fat-boy.” Herschel Smith. Edmund Burke reconsidered in the light of 20th Century funeral pyres “Remember: Evil exists because good men don’t kill the government officials committing it.” Kurt Hofmann. Always remember: “A communist is an impatient socialist.” Anonymous contributor to Sipsey Street Irregulars blog As things begin to spin out of control, remember this: “All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war.” Billy Beck, August 2009. From MamaLiberty over at War on Guns: “Here’s an idea…If nobody wants a ‘civil disturbance,’ why in heck don’t they quit disturbing us?” GregD Nov 11 2019 at 8:33 pm From 1 old codger to another 🙂 that’s some right good stuff you posted there. I particularly like the last 1; something I’ve said to myself a million times over the years. Thanks man. Keep on keeping on! Henry Nov 11 2019 at 1:42 pm I’ve thought about that quote for over 50 years, and have decided that it’s what the geeks call “not even wrong.” For many of the worst incompetents in goverment, violence or the threat thereof is their first refuge. cb Nov 11 2019 at 7:45 am To all past, present and future Veterans ~ Thank You! A bit of history: https://tackyraccoons.com/2019/11/11/armistice-day-the-11th-hour-of-the-11th-day-of-the-11th-month-1918-2/ Halley Nov 11 2019 at 9:12 am https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOo4HNBXPCA Old Codger Nov 11 2019 at 11:45 am From someonehere I will accept that and say “You’re elcome.” I don’t wear anything identifying me as a vet for the simple reason that I do not believe that most such thank-yous would be more than virtue signaling. Again, CB, I (and on behalf of my Dad, my father-in-law, my Grandfather, uncles and great-uncles on both sides of the house, one of my 2 brothers, numerous cousins, my son and my son’s father-in-law) say “You’re welcome.” BTW, I had kin of my own surname who fought in the “French and Indian War”. The red stripes on the flag have represented my family’s blood since before Betsy Ross sewed the first one. JTC Nov 11 2019 at 3:57 pm Thanking a veteran is virtue signalling? To whom, the veteran himself who I perfectly well want to signal? I mean if I shake a man’s hand and thank him for serving my country it’s because I want to recognize the purpose and the sacrifice. Some have said such a sentiment is hollow and should be discouraged but that has not been my experience and I have had more than one of the older ones tear up in appreciation of the recognition. So to all veterans, here and everywhere, thank you for your service, whether you like it or not I appreciate you. cb Nov 11 2019 at 7:14 pm “whether you like it or not I appreciate you.” If younger I’d gladly serve another 20+ years. JTC Nov 11 2019 at 7:39 pm From over a decade ago at the old dead blog, a reminder that you don’t have to be a military veteran to be a veteran deserving of our thanks… https://poetnthepawnbroker.blogspot.com/2008/03/real-historyand-i-let-it-get-away.html Bunk Strutts Nov 12 2019 at 12:58 am The vast majority of those who serve support the few who fight. God bless them all. Too Tall Nov 11 2019 at 10:14 am Progtard DildoCrats reflexively attack that which is noble. They are compensating for the emptiness of their own souls. Old Codger Nov 11 2019 at 10:54 am Classic Essay by Mike Vanderboegh: What I Have Learned From the Twentieth Century “I wrote this ten years ago. By request, here it is again. Mike III” What I Have Learned From the Twentieth Century With thanks to Schoolmasters Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Mao Tse-Tung and Pol Pot From the Liberty Pole June, 1999 by Mike Vanderboegh As an amateur historian of this sad century whose time is almost up, I would like to reflect upon six lessons I have learned in my studies. Folks who wish to live free and prosperous in the next century would do well to understand the failures of the past. LESSON NO. 1: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and take you someplace you do not want to go because of who you are or what you think — kill him. If you can, kill the politician who sent him. You will likely die anyway, and you will be saving someone else the same fate. For it is a universal truth that the intended victims always far outnumber the tyrant’s executioners. Any nation which practices this lesson will quickly run out of executioners and tyrants, or they will run out of it. LESSON NO. 2: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and confiscate your firearms — kill him. The disarmament of law-abiding citizens is the required precursor to genocide. LESSON NO. 3: If a bureaucrat tells you that he must know if you have a firearm so he can put your name on a list for the common good, or wants to issue you an identity card so that you be more easily identified — tell him to go to hell. Registration of people and firearms is the required precursor to the tyranny which permits genocide. Bureaucrats cannot send soldiers to doors that are not on their list. LESSON NO. 4: Believe actions, not words. Tyrants are consummate liars. Just because a tyrant is “democratically elected” does not mean he believes in democracy. Reference Adolf Hitler, 1932. And just because a would-be tyrant mouths words of reverence to law and justice, or takes a solemn oath to uphold a constitution, does not mean be believes such concepts apply to him. Reference Bill Clinton, among others. The language of the lie is just another tool of killers. A sign saying “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) posted above an execution camp gate does not mean that anybody gets out of there alive, and a room labeled “Showers” does not necessarily make you clean. Bill Clinton notwithstanding, the meaning of “is” is plain when such perverted language gets you killed. While all tyrants are liars, it is true that not all political liars are would-be tyrants — but they bear close watching. And keep your rifle handy. LESSON NO. 5: Our constitutional republic as crafted by the Founders is the worst form of government in the world, except when compared to all the others. Capitalism, as well, is a terrible way to run an economy, except when compared to all other economic systems. Unrestrained democracy is best expressed as three wolves and a sheep sitting down to vote on what to have for dinner. The horrors of collectivism in all its forms — socialism, communism, national socialism, fascism — have been demonstrated beyond dispute by considerable wasteful trial and bloody error. Leaders such as Bill Clinton who view the Constitution as inconvenient and ignorable are harbingers of tyranny. LESSON NO. 6: While nations do not always get the leaders they deserve, they always get the leaders they tolerate. And anyone who tells you that “It Can’t Happen Here” is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no “house rule” that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos. Dictators count on the assistance of people who are complacent, fearful, envious, lazy and corrupt. While there is no “Collective guilt” to the crimes of a regime (all such crimes being committed by specific criminal individuals), there is certainly “collective responsibility” — especially for those who watch the criminals at work without objecting or interfering. A French journalist of the last century wrote: “I must speak out, for I will not be an accomplice.” Evil tyrants require, indeed they depend upon, willing and unwilling accomplices — good people who would never think of harming a soul themselves. Lenin called such people “useful idiots.” De Tocqueville observed that “America is great because America is good. When America ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.” As related in the Old Testament, God judged nations based upon the immorality and criminality of their leaders. Entire peoples were scourged because of their failure to remove corrupt leaders. As we move from the Twentieth Century into the Twenty-First, we should take care to remember the ancient story of Sodom and Gommorrah. If we wish to avoid the butchery of the Twentieth Century and the righteous judgment of the God of our antiquity, we would do well to keep our Bibles, our Constitution and our firearms close at hand. It comes to me that those words are even MORE TRUE, MORE TIMELY than they were when the Dutchman penned them TWENTY YEARS AGO! When I read where Beto admitted on live TV, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.” “We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore.” I swear I could hear the Dutchman sadly saying, “I told you this would happen.” JTC Nov 11 2019 at 12:13 pm I’ve seen that piece before and it is good, and as accurate of a warning as could be written two decades ago…he thought Bill was bad! He was/is of course, but all is relative, and Bubba just seems like a Bubba in comparison to the actors today. But I believed then, and I believe now, that it could be TL;DR’d to its last few words…”keep our Bibles, our Constitution, and our firearms close at hand.” Except that he forgot to include in that creed what he ironically spent most of those many words describing; history and how its lessons foretell the future. Don’t know why that essay wasn’t updated to a decade later as proof of his prognosticating of progs and their hard left turn, but he was dead on about it…and one can only imagine how he would update it today. He left too soon to address the explosion out of the closet of full-on socialists and communists in Congress, but he saw it coming, and he warned us. Don’t know if he could have imagined The Deplorables and The Donald’s response to it and what might be necessary to repel it, but that prep list, though incomplete, indicates that he did. “…Bibles, Constitution, firearms, and history close at hand.” There ya go, Mike…fixed it for ya! RIP. cb Nov 11 2019 at 5:44 pm “lessons foretell the future” And from the web someplace recently: What we learn form history is that we don’t learn from history. JTC Nov 11 2019 at 12:44 pm Totally OT, except maybe the part about No Bull… https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/porsche-launches-into-second-story-of-new-jersey-building-killing-2/ar-BBWyjM9?li=BBnbfcL One of those things you can’t let happen due more so to the effect it would have on those you leave behind than its final effect on yourself, but in my heart if I had to die in an auto “mishap”, I’d like it to be from launching my fucking Porsche airborne into the second story of a brick building. WayneM Nov 11 2019 at 1:39 pm Commonwealth countries like Canada embrace November 11th as being a somber day of remembrance of the sacrifices made by our ancestors to pay for the freedoms we enjoy today. Of course, we have those who decry the necessity and who seek to use the freedoms won to denounce the necessity of violence; historic or current. To those who offered their lives in service, I thank you. JTC Nov 11 2019 at 4:07 pm And speaking of thanking veterans and Trump’s methods of getting shit done while waving his red flag and luring the stupid lunges of the left… https://getliberty.org/2019/11/more-than-8000-bad-va-employees-fired-suspended-or-demoted-so-why-not-apply-same-law-to-the-rest-of-the-federal-bureaucracy/ About the best thanks I can think of right there, just another yuge and positive accomplishment with virtually zero acknowledgement by the leftist establishment, and I think that’s the way the man plans it and wants it. And the writer is dead-on that such executive control needs to be wielded on the rest of the swamp. Pamela Nov 11 2019 at 5:59 pm Dried weeds have over taken this field. brisk spring winds herald a coming storm to cleanse and grow once more. poppies sanguine feed on forgotten fleshless bones once loved. worn black gauze tangles on husks of last years chaff and I weep. PCChaos Nov 12 2019 at 11:46 am Pamela, where is that passage from? 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