That’s a lot of dumb luck and spent brass

I caught this story online:

 

Wow…

Miguel has written treatises on the importance of security cameras, not breaching your own perimeter, and not leaving guns in your vehicle unsecured.

Clearly this guy doesn’t read our blog.

He is very lucky to have survived and to have not been charged with a crime for filling a neighborhood with bullets.

He actually retreated, put on shoes, and went back out into the frey.

Brave but stupid really sums it up.

And what does he have to show for it?

His truck gun was stolen and his BMW is full of holes.

At least he didn’t get shot, and that was probably more dumb luck than anything else.

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“Motives unclear”

The famed author Sir Salman Rushdie was stabbed at an event in New York.

Rushdie lost an eye, and suffered damage to nerves in his arm and liver.

In 1989, the Ayatollah Khomeini issued a Fatwa against him for his book The Satanic Verses.

In 2006, Hezbollah issued their own Fatwa against him.

However, according to The New York Times,  the motive for the stabbing of Rushdie is “unclear.”

 

The ghost of Walter Durante has never left that place.  There is no greater publisher of dishonest bullshit than the paper of record.

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Two Americas are colliding

 

See, according to Max here, being Ricky Shiffer:  antivax, antifa/BLM hating, trans-panicking, stolen election truther, makes you the bad guy.

But…

It turns out the vaccines are far less efficacious than we were told and do not stop the spread of COVID.  They are in fact more dangerous than we were originally told.  The vaccine mandates did nothing to curb COVID but did do enormous economic damage by causing mass layoffs.

Antifa and BLM did actually kill and injure people, do billions of dollars in property damage, destroy businesses, and cost people their livelihoods, while the executive management of BLM pocketed donated money and bought themselves mansions.

Trans athletes are causing a rift in girls sports.  Trans activism in schools is causing emotionally vulnerable children and teens to cause permanent physical damage to themselves with hormones and surgery.

The 2020 election was full of fuckery.  CIA and FBI officials, and members of Congress used their positions of authority and credibility to smear Trump with knowingly false allegations of Russian collusion.  They called factual information about Hunter and Joe Biden’s corruption Russian disinformation.  Social media controlled the flow of information, limiting anti-Biden and promoting anti-Trump messaging, posted online.  Famous the Hunter Biden laptop story by the New York Post was blocked on Twitter and Facebook.  The New York Times admitted that the media and social media conspired to “fortify the election” for Joe Biden.

Then there were the changes to election laws and procedures as a result of the pandemic.

Whatever term you want to use, it’s absolutely crystal clear that the 2020 election was not “free and fair” by any previous standards.

But the Left does not acknowledge this, or if they do, they say it’s a good thing.

Following that, there is the juxtaposition of how BLM rioters and January 6th protesters were treated.  Obviously one side being politically favored and the other not.

And then there is the juxtaposition of how Trump was treated against Hillary Clinton, Eric Swalwell, and Hunter Biden.

Hillary Clinton maintained a third party server and destroyed evidence.  Swalwell fell into a Chinese honeypot and was given a free pass.  Hunter Biden has video and recorded evidence of corruption and degenerate criminal activity, some of which has gone public.  None of them were raided.

The man who signed off on the Trump raid was the same man Trump blocked from being appointed to the Supreme Court.  Can anyone say conflict of interest?

Not just do we have ideological differences, we can’t agree on the facts.

We are two nations, occupying the same plot of land, and we are colliding at breakneck speed.

It’s not going to go well.

 

 

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Aleatory Ruminations for 8/12/2022

Whichever party guarantees pension security for Federal Law Enforcement, will survive the new civil war. Of course, that is only valid till LEOs realize they can be the ones controlling the country and not just the tools.



After the raid in Mar A Largo, one may believe that the Democrats have lost their minds and that they are acting with a confidence that will be shattered when the elections come. We are not taking in consideration that they may be arrogant because they already figured out a way to either not lose the elections or that no true elections will be held ever again.



One of the great things about dieting is that when you decide to give yourself a long-forgotten item as a treat, it almost tastes like it is the first pleasurable time. Dear bacon, I have missed you ever so much!



Me: I want to do this build.
Life: Not so fast junior, you are missing a piece.
Me: HowI do not have that piece, but have three of this other pieces?
Life: Don’t ask me. You are the one that got them.
Me: I guess I’ll go to the store.
Life: It is six am. Store won’t open till ten.
Me: &%#@%!
Life: Look! Youtube has new videos!


Dear God, let it be a joke.


Cuban sandwich for lunch with a good friend makes it for a good day.
Gym and salads resume tomorrow.


I need more 5.56.


 

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Rules for Thee, Not for Me, FBI Raid On Mar-a-Lago

Everybody has their hot take on this. We’ve heard what Trump has to say. We’ve heard what J.Kb. with tinfoil hat has to say. Garland has his take and so do you.

Of course the media is going to do what the media always does, make you and I the bad guys.

Many on the right believe that the 2020 election was fixed. Not necessarily on election day but in the months leading up to it. The Wisconsin supreme court recently ruled that the drop boxes used in 2020 were not constitutional. PA did similar election hijinx.

On January 6th a bunch of people from the right showed up to protest and to let their voices be heard. They new the rules. The rules had been shown to them through the months of “Mostly Peaceful Protests”. Media showed how it was ok for protesters to push back, to throw things at law enforcement, to protect yourself, to spray mace and bear spray and many other things.

These were the established rules of engagement.

They were not. Those rules of engagement only applied to the left. This is why we had Rittenhouse arrested and prosecuted for defending himself. The man who was pushed and shoved and hit who finally responded with lethal force being arrested and charged. An Uber driver that had an AK pointed at him responded with lethal force. He too was punished by the law.

Lawfare is real. “The process is the punishment.”

Donald Trump made a big mistake when he entered the White House. He treated taking over as president the same as he treated taking over a company with a hostile take over. When the deal is done you find the good people and you keep them. They are the people that get things done. They are the ones that are loyal to the company, the fact that there is a new CEO shouldn’t change that.

We’ve all had times when our boss changed. We know that things will change. Some bosses are good, some are bad. Most of the time you keep right on going because you like your job and you like what you are doing. You know that you will be able to train your boss to be good sooner or later.

And Trump had that mindset. We know that because he didn’t clear house as he entered office. Having delayed when he did start firing people the media immediately sided with the Left. Trump was horrible. He didn’t know what he was doing. The only thing that was going to save the country was these loyal government employees that would keep him in check.

Government employees are like all of us, some are good, some are bad. Many are lazy. It is much easier to be lazy with a government job. The scientists and researchers and techs I worked with when I was supporting a government research facility were all incredible people that worked more hours than they got paid for and got some amazing results.

The admin staff? Not so much. If we had to do something after hours we would just stay late to do it. We had our normal duties and after hours work was just part of the job. If an admin person had to stay past 1630 they didn’t show up until late in the day. And when their 8 hours were up, they were out the door.

Just a few more minutes to complete something? Nope. Out the door, we’ll schedule another after hours next week.

That is the gist of it. Trump knew there were going to be bad apples. He didn’t know just how bad. He also didn’t expect it at the top. He didn’t expect it from his “inner” circle. Nobody was expecting the FBI to show up during the transition looking to entrap people like Gen. Flynn.

The Trump team didn’t know you never talked to the FBI without White House counsel with you.

Trump has been fighting the Left leaning bureaucracy (hey, it is only a 75 degree list to the port) since before he entered office. It has continued ever since.

The latest is of course the FBI raid on his home.

Showing up with that number of agents makes it a raid. There was no reason. I might be proven wrong, but I doubt it. You use a warrant and a raid when you have reason to believe that evidence might be destroyed or not turned over upon request.

Yes, we know that Hilary broke the law. We know she should have been arrested and charged. She wasn’t because she is one of the chosen ones. It doesn’t matter what she did or did not do. It doesn’t matter what the FBI did or did not do to her.

What matters is rule of law.

What we will find is that the warrant was issued legally. At some point in a decade or two we might find out that people lied to get it. But it will all be legal.

But that isn’t where this is right now. This is about you.

If you haven’t watched the video at the top, please watch it with the sound on.

January 6th was a big deal to the left as it let them paint every one of us as “extreme”. This raid is causing thousands and thousands of people to comment.

“lock and load”, “Civil War V2” and so on and so on. This raid kicked a hornets nest. People chatter. People make statements.

What you and I might read as a warning “If you do X I’ll do Y.” they see as a threat.

How many times have we heard some Lefty crying in the media about “death threats”. They don’t show them. When they do it turns out to be things like “If you want to take them, YOU stack up.”

Years ago as a child I was being bullied by a group of children my age and a bit older. I picked up a baseball bat and was ready to take as many as I could if they attacked. They were the ones trying to flank me. They were the ones advancing. I was preparing to defend myself.

My actions were a threat if and only if they initiated the attack. They didn’t. The bat did its job. It told them I was a hard target.

So look at this action. It is an enemy action. Once is an accident. Twice a coincidence. Three times is an enemy action. We are way past the third time.

Make sure you are prepared. Make sure you stand on the moral high ground. Make sure you are ready for whatever decisions you choose to make. Watch what is happening to your neighbors and watch for strange silences.

Don’t be the one to start the fire.

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Survival Skills: Not just rubbing two sticks to make fire.

My mother set herself to teach me some basic skills to survive as a man. I was taught to sew a button, patch a hole in my pants and also fix the hem of my pants. Washing my clothes and some basic rudiments on ironing. She also taught me to cook a variety of items, taught me basic gardening and how to keep a domicile somewhat clean and neat (this last one never went good enough for her.) Her reason was simple: she said she did not trust the new batch of women she saw coming out in my generation to take care of themselves and much less their men. “Do not depend on a woman.” was her admonition as she felt many were being raised to be “princesas” and expected to be married to men that could provide with both maids for the chores and nannies for the kid.

I was lucky enough that when I finally found my wife, she was also skilled in housework besides being a self-sustaining individual. She does not trust me with the washing (In fact, I am forbidden from touching the washer. Just one small accident with her delicates and I am an outcast) but the combination of our home skills made for an easier living for two strong-headed individuals. The other advantages is that if one of us is down, the other can pick up the load without any hesitation or effort.

So, when I hear about “Prepping” and see people talking about skills that are fantastic if I am stuck somewhere in an abandoned forest in the Himalayas, I have to wonder if any of these experts can fix a pair of tor part without the use of a stapler or glue. Hell, how many carry in their survival kit a simply sewing kit? What are the proportions of rice and water and how much will it grow once cooked. Ditto for beans. How to handwash your undies and how high and where to hang then to dry (Hint, never downrange from a fire, construction or anything that can be picked up by the wind and carried far.)

How to change a baby, how to clean and bathe kids, dress them without having eternal fights. (Yeah, I was forced to babysit, hated it). How to keep them entertained when the modern electronic means of distraction fail. But I will not dwell much in this section because I believe there are parents that learned the hard way and have better teaching points than I could ever share.

The amount of people I have seen (young and not so young) with a total dependency on skilled third parties to solve their most basic city living needs is nothing short of shocking. I believe we are at a point that we are growing a generation that see the good old hand cranked can opener and do not understand what it is for or how to operate it.

One thing is to know how to leave alone in the wilderness and something different is how to live alone in a community. Both are different and truly neither is easy.

 

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My tinfoil hat says we’re being baited

Let’s do some political math.

1: The FBI has been lying to pad the numbers on how dangerous the Right-Wing white men MAGA moment is to make it look like they are more of a threat than they really are.

 

2: Leftist punditry and media is claiming that the response to the political raid of Trump’s home at Mar-A-Lago is dangerous.

 

3: Violence happens, but we don’t yet know the motivation.

 

I’m adding all of this together and it seems like they are baiting us and priming the shit out of the pump for violence.

They are provoking a reaction and then claiming that we’re actually the bad guy for calling them on their bullshit.

Everything about this seems like it’s geared to justify maximum violence against the GOP base prior to the election.

Maybe my tinfoil hat is getting tight but holy fuck is this adding up to something shitty.

 

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