Alcohol, Jalapeños, & Firearms.


  • January 25, 2023 at 12:35 am

    Tough read.

  • January 25, 2023 at 12:51 am
    Too Tall

    For more than two decades Gerhard van der Leun has provided wisdom and wit on his website the New American Digest ( writing about things that mattered most to him: Duty, Beauty, Liberty, Country, Honor, Family and Faith.

    He supported and linked to like minded patriots who were just beginning their own stories and journeys.

    He made a difference and will be deeply missed.

  • January 25, 2023 at 1:01 am
    Too Tall

    One of Gerard’s best columns was about the song “Stand By Me,’ and it is appropriate for what he is going through;

    • January 25, 2023 at 10:18 am

      Too Tall– I followed that cite to his column. Read “The Second Lieutenant” with bated breath, sentence by sentence. Holy shit…where has this man been my whole life. It’s now bookmarked for additional reading…hopefully the blog will remain up.

  • January 25, 2023 at 9:24 am
    Laughing Wolf

    Ah, bleep! I remember the early days, and his encouragement of others. Interesting, thoughtful, and more. God’s mercy on him and all those he leaves behind.

  • January 25, 2023 at 9:44 am
    Jim Smith

    Thank you for the heads-up Chris. Gerard has been a bright light on the Internet for decades. May he rest easy and may his eternal soul be taken in due time into the loving arms of God.

  • January 25, 2023 at 10:03 am
    Too Tall

    Off topic, but what are the Owens (and Chris) going to do for Robert Burns Night (January 25)?

    Given the ballistic performances of her deep fried turkeys, I shudder at the thought of Sam making Haggis. You probably would need the Nevada Nuclear Test Range to contain the results.

    On the other hand, following a family performance of Auld Lang Syne; enjoying a fine single malt scotch and a stunning redhead? I’m sure Robert Burns, Robert the Bruce, and William Wallace would strongly approve.

    One more thing: When will we see Sam, Kiko, and Mari, wearing the MacEwen (Clan Originaux for Ewen and Owen) tartan kilts? With Sam’s and Kiko’s red tresses and Mari’s blue eyes, that tartan would be stunning on all of them.

    A final question: Does Zed (and Chris) know the Scots Sword Dance? (Second best use for a claidheamh-mor (Claymore sword) other than running through the enemies of freedom.)

    • January 25, 2023 at 12:11 pm

      You haven’t really lived until you finish a long hot street parade as part of a pipe band , play yourselves into a scottish themed pub for all the free beer you can handle (and then some) and watch the bagmeister do a perfect sword dance using a pair of pool cues.
      40+ years on and it still seems like yesterday…well, I remember it about as well as I did the next day 🙂

  • January 25, 2023 at 11:19 am

    If you have not seen his post on the day the Towers fell, one he re-shared each year, highly recommended.

    “[What follows is a slightly edited transcript of what I saw and how I felt on the 11th of September, 2001 from Brooklyn Heights in New York City. On that day I was posting to a West Coast Computer Conferencing system known as The Well. As a result, even though I was writing from Brooklyn Heights directly across the river from the Towers, the time stamp reflects PST. Real time is +3 hours.]
    Tue 11 Sep 01 08:07”

  • January 25, 2023 at 1:30 pm

    I see some one out West here turned his Clan Brooch into a Bolo Tie and put his dagger in his gun belt next to the S&W double action.

  • January 25, 2023 at 2:09 pm


    if not:
    a. violent revolution
    b. soma-induced submission to the Dark Side

    not seeing other alternatives

  • January 25, 2023 at 2:19 pm
    cb ~

    Off topic… somewhat

    Chill! If you’re masked and vaccinated, you’ll be fine…. Newly discovered asteroid seen approaching Earth.

    • January 25, 2023 at 5:17 pm
      President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

      God DOES answer prayers!
      SMOD is arriving!

      Time for me to find and re-read a copy of “Lucifer’s Hammer” (Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle, 1977)
      “Hot Fudge Sundae which falls on a Tuesdae”

      • January 26, 2023 at 3:34 am

        Boogers. My telescope app doesn’t even acknowledge its existence. ☹️

  • January 25, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Solar CME is due (Supicious Observer website) would fry all electronics. A good thing.

    • January 25, 2023 at 11:42 pm

      Sounds like an excuse for nasty stuff to happen to all of US



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